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.BVBNiyCr LBI&BB1HXX;ABELPHIA WEDNESDAY. 1?BBKITABY 17, Spiff;
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DiiiilnMil iiiiinlni iiiilm
All rrevious snows
& .,.l AnOrNI-. hook ov naroiu iiifr
iftWHtiule by Slamund nomberjt and Harry
i; fen fitsScd by J, C. Huffman. I.yno
wi', tt.rtv flrsham ... tlarrv Clarke
Hfiin1:;: nnbert ... ........ Miriiiin ho
HWttnin WJAley Frank Carter
QeWTSaLV. ,, .Kitty. Doner
HlftlK'i- h'ii ....... .... ....Mary itouson
jati E!"t ,,;,',' .rriri uiie
bra iliv are. they re."-Al Jolson.
Lryboay knows -what a Winter Oar-
.i,w tries to do. (Besides, of course,
K alnB a full Jiouso to mako Up for the
M'"lnR. . -.. t I,... rf combat hv
Kll flfifln oi '" "" " "
I.' , iw.il "nnnrlnir Around"
jv, runawnj.; "
.. i. "Ami." In the elegant langaugo
lirtt. Jolson, "then some!'
M-" . ... ,u ,... -.- turn
. i mc: " ""..:" ; "ir.;,""
R. m eomo form or ., ...k.Uu...,
ftatfuMr. "Th0 SBmc Sort ot alrl'
KriDPcrary" tries to, ioc tor me ui.ru
iu this year ln tt musical piece-but
kMbct and notes nro differently nr-
Ktdwneniiiy-"- - v:-v-
EKlety Hh la white cuffs nnd white
B&tonhole bouquet and white gloves (Just
Mm, Mr Jolson's) and his very Intimate
R?...Ani Interest In all the principals. .
i." . . iiAinni iiur-i Lunuuiivvti wuv .-
Fn. coBtumes. By Melvll.e nu s or
T&irtt. an" ocbihiiuu i emu.. ......
PrrZ' win. a verv short sesalon at his
riltllnc llttlo Plnno because ho Is nulto
fllVpensablo as n supplier of Japanese
aeir.t.inA. an tA nna unrein ira ruho.
tnrinw and white, black, blue and green;
onnr ... . h nf ,inrt. nVK.
;?E!.h .iiier. and finally a myriad ot
KSmdb, Bllmmcilng, RllttcrlnB Venice of
rtanKles and opalescence, as remarkable
ft. rch of color as our musical comedy
'"'.' . .... ir- Will.. n(t,n .ffnrl.
mk8 up for puttlncr Belgium In tlghta
hll the United States (all five of them)
'walk on garbed modestly In the national
'it tin's a plot almost. All about a girl
u the telephone and a British officer
;--, lnaer who has pawned her voice,
Iknd a plot to do the herolno out of her
oVbMt in musical comedy. But Mr. Jol
on faves her and us. He has spoiled
7?ry r'ot ho ever was In and he's ready
Vr Bpon ,lls ul11-. x u v.Hiii.( i.iuiu
heavenl Just think. If one of these things
lent on to tho bitter end.
f The Winter Garden show at the I.yrlc
V everything' a Winter Garden show
Wit to have. Tt doesn't oven forget
lUttrolt and tho'proflt-Bharlng gentleman
"who mnde walking a pleasure." But
mMtlv it has Al Jolson. Jle swlnga the
ittnery to inaico us nizzy. no iears
tk ba.nk has declared a nntatorlum. He
ltiurrectt on Kluck. Ho talks about the
'ciimtd tomatoes ho received when he
played a bloodhound pup In "Uncle Tom's
Ctbln" before he grew out of the part.
fenot only sings "Sister Susie's Sewing
BhlrU for Soldiers": he makes tho audl
raC tins It. He listen to the cackle
a lauKhing Kng'lshman and remarks
Impatiently, "I know, but Where's the
tfg?" Ho appears as a hotel clerk, a
tundoller. a porter, a bellboy, a waiter,
i doorman, an Indian prince and a mas
nuse. And all the time he Is his own
lll-iufflclent, dominating, unescapabie, un
deniable self. That glint or cheerful mas
ty In his Jetty eye is what turns even
the commonest old Jest Into a classic of
Orer in London
Efthere hasn't been so dull a season In
tbtatrlcal London in tho memory of the
oldest playgoer. No ontable, no oven pres
entable plajs seem to come to the stage.
Revivals and, disappointments rule.
Occasionally a revhal is enlivened by
tlch a Bcene ns the London Chronicle
describes In connection with F. It. Hen
lon'i performance ot the patriotic classic,
Henry V". "Under the authority of the
3Yar Office this martial play was used to
Uslit recruiting, especially the recrult-
lnj- of tho za Battalion, City of London
Rejlraent, Royal Fusiliers. Two hundred
eata had been placed at the disposal of
lilie- authorities, and those present In
cluded the Lord Mayor, Major General
kEfr Francis Lloyd (commanding the Lon
don, umsion) and Lieutenant Colonel Sir
.Charles Owens. These gentlemen ad
dressed the crowded house between the
jet; and a recruiting sergeant was in
attendance to reap the fruits of their elo-
aY"" xjenaon mmseir, oerore tne
!t 6au, camo -irom tne curtain or
He past' to 'the curtain of the present
.rets, through Shakespeare, to ring out
trumpet call to arms."
Sir George Alexander 'nas rnntrihnteH
.IQItfl excellent dKiiniv ir .... .
Jlenlng play, in his production of "Kings
m Queens," by Itudolf Besler. This
vug unsusnman onco wrote a remark-
v ' J.rltea comedy. "Don," which the
w Theatre produced over here; and
there WaS COnRldmhl nn.l.aAm-... .n K.
found In his "Lady Patricia." But the
fesent attempt to show royalty in un
es uniform has only resulted In some
...,."" rellecuons rr01T A- B. Walkley.
KSomehow or other we all like to see
Ivjf.i .P ""nlng- away from wooden
jgioajidj, so ions Rs tney thlnk b8tter
..... HiiiiAinira uaimores
i t, ihi" L-.i. .,,,,., i. . n.i.uey wesion
iBBtf Tf11" .,.,,,.,,.... Ocorale O'llnme
Tt'lf ...Olln Rowland
I CHILDREN'S CORNER
O-BIg Ben was not a clock! Nor
WflJ tin AVltl nniHxrl .,. ill nn.f.il
'5 fakes you up In the morning.
l Gen was named tnnrr hAlnra Hint
jSP Urm clock appeared on the market.
ti El Ben his name remained In spite
iiA't (ha clocks man lnllrht Invont! nin.
M wa a fin big Newfoundland dos-
jj nneet dog a boy could possibly want.
BE" (Big Ben'a master) waB ao proud
kw. that ha often Invented excuses
ftn coutd ftaut tho ,Ud at tolJ as
Sll'IS w,t, hl". ! Joved to
It m. T Prsby turned and talked
' wa elpg how they praised hi looka
raanoeril For you see. Bis Ben
S ,MJblit find, but he was smart
triJl ' n4 " ,0Ved hl Wt'"
- ioti nis mailer loved win
t2f wIked lonB 'he streets
b " ' irits, tim wiia via nen
Ml ,rcJ; Uor dw't he tovt tn fin.
ih or4'J n4 VS B h-
V & h V. BHbbbbI
Coming to tho Gar'flck next week.
of It Immediately and return to rout
mamma-in-lnw and live 'napplly ever aft
terward cspnclally when tho glrl-wlfo
can be so wlntomely girlish as Miss Marie
Lohr and when the wooden husband can
bo turned Into so hot a firebrand ns Mr.
Wonlner In the last act. And ohl don't
wo Just all like to see Sir George Alex
ander being once more the sentimental,
polished, elderly vlveur!"
One of the Prize-losers
Wlnthrop Ames' 510,000 prlze-wlnnor,
"Children of Karth," may bo entered
upon an untimely demise; but some of
the prize-losers In his competition should
live forever, if they are nt all ns re
markable as the letters which introduced
them to the attention of the Judges. Hero
la a sample:
I beg your pardon If T am a nus
cenco. but something tells me that
my play Is not quite long enough
to satisfy your wants. It seemed so
nufel long to mo while writclng It that
I left out ono scene, between the for
est park scene and tho sick room. Tho
scene left out Is, Mamie washing, on
Monday, day after tho Bcene In park.
An insurance agent comes to collect
for policy on baby, and asks her to
quit washing and become his affinity.
Mamlo Is very lnd!(.nant, and tells him
what she thinks of him. This is only
ft brief outline of the scene. If It Is
necessary to add this sceen to make
my drama Ions enough, I -will bo
glad to send It to you.
P. S. I will write It tonight and
have It typewritten Monday nnd mall
Robert Mantoll the only purveyor of
the Bard doing business this winter Is
due nt the Lyric, beginning March S. A
llttlo careful thought will evolve the fact
that Mr. Mantell's extensive repertory
will begin operations nt the samo time
as DeWolf Hopper's battery of Gilbert
and Sullivan at the Metropolitan. Heaven
help the critic on nights like thosel Mr.
Mantell will open this engagement with
his novel revival of "King John." The
other plays are "King Lear," "Macbeth,"
"Hamlet," "Othello," "The Merchant of
Venice," "Romeo nnd Juliet," "Richard
III," "Julius Caesar," "Louis XI" nnd
Robert Hllllard will return to the Gar
rlck April E In the melodrama by Harvey
J. O'Htgglns nnd Harriet Ford, "The
Argyle Case," which Is already familiar
On Wednesday night, February 21, the
members of the Lu Lu Temple Shrine, will
occupy the Lyric Theatre In a body.
py and elated (for hadn't he the best
master on earth?). And people, turned to
look at them and to notice) who they
One day In tho late winter. Bill's
little sister Sue fell and hurt her foot,
Tho doctor said she should not walk or
atand on that foot for three weeks.
"And Just at the time when I wanted to
go and watch tho big; coasting; contest!"
exclaimed Hue (n dismay.
Tou see, In that city there was held
(several times every winter) a coasting
contest, and all the boys and girls who
wished to, entered tho contest and
coasted down the long hill on the edge of
the park. The ono who could coast' the
farthest and the atralghtest was called
the best coaster ot the year. Now, these
matches were great fun to watch, and
Sue, even though she was too little by
far to enter the contest, wanted so much
to -watch tha others. But a lUtle l'rl
who can't walk or even step, can't go
very far toward a coasting- match. That
Is, she can't unless aha has a brother,
As soon as Bill found how disappointed
his little sister -was about missing; the
match, ha sat to work making plana
about how to get her there. But he said
nothing to her about It, he wanted to ba
sure he could do aa he hoped he could
before he told her what be was planning;
to do. He made a coxy box top to the
beat sled he could get. This ha hitched
to Big; Ben by means of stout rope and
then began the work of tratnlnr the dog
to pull the sled so safely that there
would bo no langer for a little crippled
By tha day of the match, Big Ben
could haul the sled aa well as Bill him
self, and Sua's mother thought It per
fectly saf for her to ride behind him.
Sua was bundled up and put In tha com.
fortablo sled, then drove to the coasting
place and sat In comfort during tha whola
match. Big Ben seemed to feel his re
sponsibility and bo walked so sedately
and pulled so steadily that people ha
passed clapped their hands and praised
BUI won the coasting match, and ss
Big Ben proudly pulled his little pas
senger home, he was tha happiest dog in
the, whole. wo?lnl th,e proudest, toq!
Tho characteristic virtues of lime. Olga,
Samaroff are familiar enough t6 conceft
golng audiences of Philadelphia; there la
teally no need to rehearse them, and It
they alone wero the offering ot her recit
als tha crlllo would be hard put to It, In
deed, to find what to say of her playing.
Hut In addition to hervlrtues aa a pian
ist, Mme. Samaroft Tins this gift as an
artist, that she Is almost dazzllngly TT"
satlte, and that no display of her talents
may over be called complete. It seemed
when she had played the baroque Tschal
kowsky concerto, some months ago, that
she had spoken her last word. It seemed,
some weeks later when she played the
Emperor concerto of Beethoven, that she
had found a new volco for the occasion
and made It her own. Tho recitals nho
has given In this city have each scorned
to be endowed with their special note,
their cpoctal accent, In tho varjlng n.oods,
which they represented, Lajit night, In'
the concert of the Y. M. H. A. tshe found
tho most appealing attltlulo In a refined
fnmlllarlty, an easy nnd gracious ctiinra
dtrle with her work and with her audi
ence. It was only regrettable that that
spirit should have once been Insulted by
tho thoughtlessness of some of tho
auditors .. '
After a group of Chopin Etudes, the
Mazurka lu A minor and tho Ballade In
A flat, Mme. Samaroff devoted herself to
n 'Theme and Variations" of Ktneat
Scheltlnir. As tho rrjislu rangod from the
rhythmic beat of hear chords to the
rwlft scattering ot arpcjrglos, and the
high-hold Insistence of tn'ls, bo tho spirit
ot the Interpreter changed with It. nnd
was grave, nnd appealing, and Joyoiw In
tin ii. But It was In the third group, wh rh
Included the familiar nnd touching Ro
mania of Schumann (In F sharp), the
equally familiar and romantic third Lle
bwstraum of Liszt, a Rachmaninoff pre
lude, nnd which ended with Mme Sama
roff'a favorite arrangement ot tho "Ride
of the Walkyrlcs" It wbb in this group
that the charm and tho versatility, tha
lightness and the tenderness, even the
romantic lovellners of hero olnvlni-. wore
truly shown. And If ono quality Is to be
chosen above others In this evening's re
cital. It must be the remarkable rhythmic
sense of Mme. Samnroff. It Is Impossible
to say whether or no she believes that In
rhythm lies tho persuasiveness, tho di
rectness of appeal In all music. But cer
tnlnly, In her exquisite sense for It, she
gives support to that theory.
ADEIjPHI-'The Third Tarty," nllh Tajler
Holmrs and Vt alter Jones A boisterous tutce
of the familiar trlansulnr nrlety Hh a pat
ent chaperon Violent but amuilnR.. ..SslB
BROAD ''Pysrnallon." with Mrs. 1'at Camp
bell, tho distinguished Eiurllsh actress. Ber
nard Shaw turns a Cockney nower girl Into
the nhonetlc eo.ulalent of a rtuchoss. A nn
Impersonation In n fine comedy. .. . 8. IB
FORKBST "Fads and Fancies," with Dorothy
Jardon, Lydla LopoUova, Frank Jloulan and
a half don variety stars Hubllmated
vaudewllt, comparlsoned in color, mirth Rnd
(lancing . . . :15
O AHR1CK "innocent," with Pauline Freder
ick and a good cant. The disastrous lesultn
of beauty, Ignoiance and a lady. Rather
unexciting considering Ita subject . 8.15
LITTLE "The Admirable Dashvlllo" and
"The Dark Lady of the Sonnets," with tho
resident company. Two comedies by Shaw.
One a Wank verse dramatization of his noel
on puglllvn; tha othor an amuslnr encounter
between Queen Elizabeth and Shaw's only
dramatis rival. Good fun for the lntelll
LVRIC "Danclns Around," with Al Jolson.
A Winter Garden show with a hussar hero
who Is looklne for a bwiuty spot and finds
a whole ballroomful. ee review . ... 8:13
VI ALNUT "It's a LonB Way io Tlnperary."
A war drama alonr popular lines with the
popular sons well to the fore. Neutral, of
course $ 13
KEITH'S-Carollna White, the distinguished
dinger; Trltlo Briganza, the popular Cornell
enne' Harry Ueresford and company. Mr.
and Mrs. J. McOreevy. Lucy Gillette. Adler
and Arllne, Blank Family, Martin Van Ber
gen, the Behrens and Paths Nena Vi eeklv
aLtHK-Flo Rert in "The Dream Pirates'.
FJHnk J5Illt0.n ani 'he De Long Slstera. lit
"The Terminal": Annie Kent, Rums and
JClzsen, slngera, the Arco .Brothers, balancers:
Dorothy King- and Sara Kendlp, Plerco and
Malzee and Plelcrt and Schoncfd.
NINOX Wilson .Taylor. In his plajlet, "The
Chief of Police": Camilla reraonl, In a Japs
' operetta. '-Butterny Loe" the Nine
Whlt Hus6ar, Instrumentalists, the Circle
Comedy Tour, Alexander Porter. In "Patter
and Chatter", the Great 'Vi heeler, bicyclist
NIXON'S GRAND-Werner-Amoros and com
pany. In a Juggling noelty: Robins, "the
one-man band": the Six Little Honey Bees
Kirk and Fogarty, ocallsts; the Cabaret
Doge, trained animals: Jennings and Kters
blackface comedians, and comedy motion Pic
tures WILLIAM rnNN-IIarry Happ. In "The Ruver
from Pittsburgh," by James Moran Tim
McMahon and With Chapprlle, In "How
Hubby Missed the Train": Vlan Fnrd and
Harry Howltt. singers and dancers: Ed Core
lit and Charles Gillette, "the old pair", wilt
Morrlssey and Dolly Racket and Eugenie
CROSS KEYS (first half of week)-May Ward,
"the Dresden doll comodienne." In "The
Cash Girl"; Lasky'a Three Types, In a po.
lng turn: the Par Ulan Trio, comedy and
music: Walsh and Walsh. In "At the Shores
of KiUarney": Paull and Boyne, modern
dancers, and the "Stage-struck Kids."
WHAT'S DOING TONIGHT
Sunday revival sermon, tabernacle, 10th and
Vine streets: 7:30 o'clock. Free.
Lecture, "Sanitation and Accident Proba
tion In Industry," Dr. Francis D. ratteraon,
Franklin Inatlt".: S o'clock. Free.
Goldfish Fanciers' Society, SOI Glrard ave
nue: 8 o'clock.
Lecture, "The Interpretation of American
Scenerv," Prof, Douglas W. Johnson, Griffith
Hall: 8 o'clock.
Scuth fOtli street Improement Association,
Albion Hall, 61st street and Osage avenue, 8
u clock Free.
Music Teachers' Association, Presetr Audi
torium. 1711 Chestnut street; 8 o'elook.
Receptfon by the Iietsy .Roes Tent, No. 4,
Daughter of Veterans. George G. Meada Post
Hall, Parkway liulldlny; 8.35 o'clock.
County Medical Society, 22d and lAidlonv
strteti; 0 o'clock. Free.
SUES TO RECOVER 85050
PAID ON MINE IN MEXICO
Major Gillette One of Defendants In
Action in Common Pleas.
Bait for (5350, alleged to have) been paid
Into a fund to purchase a mine In Mexico,
was started today In Common Fleas
Court by John B. Stevenson. Sd, against
Major Casslus B. Olltette, former chief
of the Filtration Bureau In this city and
president of the Mexlcon Kincon Mining
Company, and nobert V, 'Whltmer, a di
rector of the company.
Stevenson alleg-es Gillette. Whltmer and
Hugh McDonnell wero the promoters of
the mine, on which McDonnell "had ob
tained an option from a Mexican corpora
tion. This option was transferred first
to the American Rlncon MlnlntT Company
and later to t Mexican Rlncon Mining;
Company, extended from time to time, but
Finally. Stevenson says, tha promoters
circulated a. subscription sjrreeroent to
pay off the option, under which Btevenson
paid $tf&0. Tne prtoo of the mine was to
be 1500.009. Us fears that the money will
never ba used for tha purposa for which
ho pledged It, and therefore has started
CITY PETS BIDS ON HOUSES
Two bidders today offered horses to
the city for the Bureaus of Fire, Po
lice and Wealth, at prices ranting- from
J16I to titi each. The average price per
horse last year was 185, The bidders
were Frank. JUambert and Paul Connelly
Councils has appropriated $18,000 for tha
purchase of horsea for the three bureaus.
The bda wero opened In tb Dtjpart-
IN SPEECH AT DINNER;
LAJOIEMAY FELL GAP
Home Run Hitter's Retire
ment From Baseball to
Live on His Farm Is
Chief Theme at Sporting
Athletics Still Have Good
Chnnco for Pennant Despite
Loss of Stars, Speakers De
clare Bily Kopf May Got
Baker's Place in the Infield.
"The season can't come too soon for
me. I'm feeling good and I want to Bet
back Jn the jfame."
That Is the way Larry Lajole, the
hope of the Athletics, put It last night nt
tho nnnu.il banquet of the Philadelphia
sporting urlters nt the Majestic
Connlo Mack made the somewhat star
tling announcement thnt "Homo R.in"
Salter had retired from baseball.
Usually the Diamond Wizard cither
does not appear on auch occasions or cleo
he titters a fow choaon words which mean
nothing more than that ho Is a guest
or the occasion and wishes ecr.body
well. Last nlsht. however, li In nttltudo
was different, Just ns It has been different
since the close of the season of 1JH. He
asked waivers on Plank, Bender nml
Coombs; sold Uddlo Collins to the White
Sox, and now announces that Unlccr has
retired from baseball, substituting tho
plowBhara for the bludgeon.
In other words, linker will "farm"
himself out instead of allowing a base
ball magnate to do that for Mm. Baiter
lias wanted to do this for two cars, but
apparently ho has Just gotten tho norvo
to do Jt.
While there can bo no doubt In tho
minds of those who havo followed tho
fortunes ot the Athlotlcs closely that the
absence of Baker will be felt, still, theio
Is n hope that Larry Lnjoto will come
to the front ns ho himself believes ho
can nnd drlvo In enough runs for Mack
to win another pennant In the American
League, and for the first time In Lajolo's
brllllnnt career allow him to tnkc part
Ir n. World Scries.
KOPF FOR, BAKnn'S PLACE?
Connie Mack gave out no statement
which could bo construed into a forecast
of his opinion about Halter's successor.
Hut It nppears that Hilly Kopf, who was
utility 111 nn for thn Macldau infield In
1314, will get thn position. Kopf Is a
voting playor, with nil tho assets of the
coming star. He hll cither right or left
handed, depending, of course, on which
arm the opposing pitcher happens to bo
using. Furthermore, he Is a fielder of
wonderful ability. He fields. In fact, far
bettor than Baker, both In tho matter of
ground halls and touching a runner, the
Intter nrt being ono with which Baker
was totally unfamiliar, despltn his cars
According to. Slack, there has been no
disagreement over salary, Baker having
signed a thrce-yoar contract last season,
nnd this contract Is still In force. For
tho last three years Mack has had diffi
culty in obtaining Baker's signature to n
baseball contract because tho home-run
hitter deslied to retire from tho gams
and spend tho remainder of his life on Ills
form at Trappe, Md Last year when
Baker signed with tho Athletics' C'onnls
Mack Informed him that ho wan tired o
coaxing him to play ball every enr, nnd
Insisted on tho player signing for threa
On numerous occasions last summor
when Baker was advertised to piny In ex
hibition games ho became suddenly ill nnd
was uiinblo to be present. On these same
occasions ho Invariably went to his farm
In Marjland, showing that ho would
rather be on tho farm than In the lime
glow of baseball.
BAICI3R SAVED FORTUNE.
Baker owns two largo and very valuable
farms nt Trappe, Md., and, being thrifty,
a careful liver and a man of excellent
habits, he Is believed to havo accumulated
a comfortable fortune, ro that ho con
afford to retire from baseball with no fear
of the future.
Ever since J. Franklin Baker Joined
the Athletics he has been one of the most
talked-of players in basebnll, but gained
his greatest fame In 1911 when his home
run drives proved an Importnnt factor In
winning the world's championship series
between the Athletics and tho Now York
Giants, and he becamo known throughout
the baseball world as "Home Run Baker "
In 1909 Baker became the regular third
baseman of tho Athletics, succeeding the
famous Jlminv Collins, who In his day
was considered the best thtrd-sacker In
baseball. Baker was not considered u star
man as a fielder, but he fitted into the
infield combination of tho Athletics,
which, with Collins, Barry and Mclnnls,
was known as Connie Mack's "JtOO.OOO In
The season of 1911 was the most notable
one In Baker's career. That year he
played In 148 games and finished with a
batting percentage of .334, und In his work
for the season he hammered out nine
Baker Is still a young man. He was
born at Trappe, Md , where he still makes
his home, In 18S6, and first entered the
limelight In 1906 with an amateur team
at Rldgeloy, Md. He was "discovered" by
Charley Herzojr, now manager of the Cin
cinnati team, and In 1907 and part of 1903
played with Herzog on the Cambridge,
Md., team. He was purchased by Man
ager Weltzel, of the Reading Trlstato
team. In 1903, and played there until Con
nie Mack secured him at the closa of
ths Trlstato League season. Baker Is
married, and hla wife's objection to him
continuing a baseball career Is one reason
for hla retirement.
CONNJH MAOIC'S SPEECH.
Connie Mack, speaking of Baker, said:
"I'm sorry that I havo to announce that
Frank Baker Is lost to us, lis Is going
to retire permanently from the game. The
Idea Isn't new one with Frank, for
ha has had that Intention for soma years
past, It has been hard for ras for years
to keep him In tha game. Lost spring
I went to him and tried to set htm to
sign up a contract) for three years, I
wanted to be free from the annual un
easiness about his staying on with us.
"But he was firm In bis resolve that
ths 1911 season would be his last. For
the last six or seven years he has been
accumulating quite a sum of money, and
he Is eager to settle down on the two
fine farms which he owns; and I couldn't
prevail on htm to change his mind,
"Baker wasn't dlssatlsned In any way
with his contracts or anything else. It
was Just that he wants to retire alto
gether, "Bo we can't do anything but gtye him
the good wishes that ho deserves to sepd
him on In his new field. He has the good
wishes of tho club and myself, and, I
am suro, of all of you In, th.'."
Ths opinion of the :mtn at tho banquet
seemed to bo that dtspltV the big gaps In
the line-up of the AthUtlcs, they would
still have better than a lighting chance
for the pennant And thus they expressed
themaelves to Jaclt Lapp, aw joe Bub.
the two members or ths Mackmen of
asked by Connie Mack, but who signed a
contract with ths Baltimore Feds, was
present. The chlof took neither public
nor private Issue with any of the re
marks. Ho was n, guest, uid that "let
him out," according to him. Pat Moran,
tho new leader of the Phllllos, and "Wild
Mill" Donovan, mnnager Of the 1913
Vnnkees, with ItJolc, wero tho guests of
honor nt the entertainment
'"barley Ebbets, who Is always at every
banquet, cither In person or by proxy,
actually put In nn nppearnnto last night.
Ho did not claim thn pennant for the
Dodgers (even though ho recent! signed
John Coombs), but he did sny that liH
team would bo In tho running nnd nlso
would be "In the sntno boat with tho
Athletics and Phillies" on tho spring
All of which Is entirely true, ns tho
three teams sail from New York on tho
same steamer for Florida. Tebruary 2d.
Herman Dick, Billy Peterson, Jack
Morrison nnd Jimmy Manning enter
tained with popular songs In their usual
MANY CRY FOR WORK
IN "AD" COLUMNS
Pathetic Appeals of Jobless
Are Reflected in Cold Type
of "Situations Wanted."
HAKKR-Uread baker, 40ers old. whose lest
emntorpr tavt he wsx thornnehlt. honent and
reliable, end In t&o years nas neer lale one
Hss 0 children, oldost 11 Tear; joungost 1
nan oocn out 01 iorK .1 rnuiuna,
j'enrs. H. o c. nro (Northern Dl
C. BTO (Northern District.
O. C , 14.10 N
Sometimes there appear In tho "situa
tions wanted" columns of the papers
"lids" that aro so pathetically worded
thnt even the callous reader stops to
think of tho unfortunate condition of his
fellow men. But If ho Is very, very cal
lous, he turni to the stock quotations or
the sporting page, with the reflection that
the luscttlon li, perhaps, only n clover
trick to nttrnct attention.
"No man could bo ns hard up ns that,"
saja he, whllo Imbibing his second cup
But men can bo as hard up as that.
And women, too. Tho above quoted "ad"
Is taken directly from tho columni of the
Evcvmo LKDdGR, Moreover, every caso
quoted has been Investigated. No over
statement ot poverty or distress for tho
purpose of arousing public sympathy has
been found. This Is not what. In news
paper parlance. Is called "sob stuff."
Each nnd every ono ot theso advertise
ments Is a true story.
T.ike, for Instance, the following bold
G1IU.S To glrli want any Kind of work;
hnuseuorlc or tpwlng. no ono In family of
eight working; mother 111. .1. W. n.. BflO
Two ouug girls aro willing to do any
kind of honest work so that they can tnke
enro of nn 111 mother nnd four youngsters,
to say nothing of themselves. The do
not cure how hurd they will have to
work if they only can get the oppor
tunity to do something Thus far this
hns been denied them
Likewise llio following desperate cases:
KN1TTINO Woman, tho sole support nf nn
invalid husband and three small children,
wants work of any kind, preferably knitting.
her husband, n laborer, was Injured some
months ago, and had hla leg amputated I,
CAnPKNTErt Colored minister. 45 sears old,
uants work as carpenter, printer or painter;
recommended as a thoroughly enmpotent and
deserving man; has n wife and three children,
will do anything. FX A , 10.".
srswiNfl A German woman desires plain sow
ing, she Is the solo support ot an invalid
huntmnd nnd four children ranging from 4
months to 0 jears of age. the husband li a
longshoreman, who has been 111 for months,
suffering from rheumatism and lack of proper
nourishment 11, A., 102.
I.AHOItnn, Italian, nut of vork elx months,
wife and Heven children, all 111 nourished
No. BOS. J. W. H
Theso nre but n few Isolated examples
picked at random from columns of adver
tisements which tho Eveninci Lnoaun nnd
the Piibuc I.EDonn, In co-operation with
the Emergency Aid Committee, aro Insert
ing free of charge until the present condi
tion of unptecedented unemployment is
BAL MASQUE FINALE
BIZARRE, BUT GREAT
Throng of Merrymakers Fills
Broad Street in Wee Sma'
Hours of the Morning.
Had sou been on Broad street shortly
after dawn this motning as the gaily
garbed throng of harlequins, Pierrettes,
sailors and what-not poured out of Horti
cultural Hall at the conclusion of tho
bal masque It might have been that you
would havo supposed sourself n. witness
of tho final obsequies of tho social season
of 1914-15. Nothing of the sort. From 6
o'clock on until long after the customary
time for thn male members of the gather
ing to report nt the office twoscore or
moro Indefatigable dancing enthusiasts
prolonged tho carnival rove! at tho
"breakfast dansant" at the nitz-Carlton.
The word "breakfast," be it said, Is
merely a temporal adjective. There was
food, of course, the classic scrambled eggs
and sausages, but they were altogether a
subsidiary consideration. The dance was
the order of the occasion. In spite of
mnn.v long or would It be better to any
shoU' fox-trotting, one-stepping, waltz
ing hours slnco early last evening tho
"ragpicker" spirit was Irrepressible and
It was a weird sight. With full day
light flooding the ornate ballroom It fur
nished a gnrish background for a kaleido
scopic spectacle. The multicolored cos
tumes topped by faces showing nil their
weariness through the elaborate "make
ups" lent n final blzarro touch to the
Phrove Tuesday, like Christmas, comes
but once a year, and It Is a long way to
next foil and tho resumption of such ac
tivities on anything but a more or less In
formal basis. It was weird and bizarre,
but It was a eveat finish.
Among those nt the dansant were!
Mr. and Mrs. William C. Freeman, Mr.
and Mrs Ned Atherton, Mr. and Mrs.
Walter Steel, Mr. and Mrs, Robert Large,
Mr. and Mrs, Qutnoy Adams Gllmore, Mr.
and Mrs, Edward Bonsack, Mr. and Mrs.
O. Bradford Fraley. Miss Leila Fisher,
DanUl Hutchinson, 3d, J, H. Stelnmnn and
RAGTIME SYMPHONY WINS
PRIZE FOR COMPOSER HERE
Chicago Orchestra Will Perform
Henry A. Lanjj'a Wofk.
Rave tou shuddered and wept at tne late syn
cepattcna. The musical flans of the sew ragtime blUT
Co you Imth all their rollicking, queer hesi
tation And over tbelr "harmony" io Into fits?
Oh, don't desert muslo In sheer desperation.
And don't let your Interest get sleepy or sag.
For now we are come to th realization,
Tbrouch Henry Lans'a help, of Idealized rsr.
Some day, If they wait long enough, pa
trons ot muslo In this city will have the
opportunity of hearing ragtime, Idealized
and etherealUed, raised to the height of
Beethoven In "Symphony No. is," recently
composed by Henry A. Lang, ot 1513
8outh 51th street. Mr. Lang says that In
composing hla symphony he merely
"adapted the syncopated motifs of rag.
time to the classical .requirements of the
symphony." To tho average person this
U rather vague, but the Chicago Orches
tra has faith In the merits of Mr. Lang's
production and will play it on March 11
Mr Lang spent all last summer work
ing over his ragtime symphony, but he
says It was worth It because, of the satis
faction he derives from having been a,
pioneer In a, new field of musical composi
tion, and bis symphony won a prize of
JEW from the Illinois Music Teaehers As
sociation. He la a teacher of composition
at ths Philadelphia Conservatory of
A Redskin Member of the Mnjcstlc
I-ouli Joseph Vance, beloved of novel
readers, has become president of the
Fiction Pictures Company, a photoplay
producing concern, which hns under way
"The Spanish Jnde," by Maurice Hewlett,
with Betty Bellatrs In tho feature tote;
"Penrod," by Booth Tarklngton; "Ro
mance," by Joseph Conrad; "To Havo
nnd to Hold," by Mary Johnson; "D'Arcy
of the Guards," by Louis Evan Shlpmnn;
"The C'onqueit ot Canaan," by Booth
Tarklngton, "Tho Taming ot Red Butto
Westctn," by Francis Lyndo, nnd the
following novels nnd plays of Mr. Vance:
"Tho Lono Wolf" (featuring Hermann
Licb). "Nobody." "Milady," "Tho Black
ling," "No Mnn's Land," "Joan Thurs
day," "Tho Bronze Bell," "Plunder
Island," "Tho Destroying Angel," "At
tho Kleventh Hour" nnd "Cynthla-of-thc-Mlnutc."
Children nt the Movies
Why should teachers light the motion
pictures when the motion pictures are
admittedly freo from any moral objec
tions? asks the Moving Picture World
To forbid children to enter motion picture
theatres Is one thing, 10 mane, such a
mandate effective Is quite another thing.
In a city on the coast ono enterprising
exhibitor, having arranged n special chil
dren's program, went Into the schools
and distributed complimentary tickets In-
VERY FDIiL SKIRTS TO STOP
FIVE INCHES ABOVE ANKLE
Some of Elaborate Frocks Even High
er, Buyer in Paris Reports.
NEW YORK, Feb. 17. Very full skirts
that stop five Inches abovo the ankle and
with petticoats underneath them Is the
startling style news from Paris, accord
ing to a letter Just received by J. M. Gid
dlng & Co. from their buyer thero of Im
ported gown and suit models. Some ot
the clnborato frocks aro oven 10 Inches
above the ankles.
"Empire wnlst lines are the rule In tho
new suits and gowns, though Worth Is
showing a nipped In long bodice," she
iv rites In her report of what she has seen
at the Paris openings. "Sleeves are threo
quarter and elbow length In the more
elaborate afternoon suits. There nre
quite a few bolero Jackets. Most of tho
other coats stop nbout llvo Inches below
tho hips, falling In godct folds from a
waist lino four Inches higher than a nat
GETS TEN DAYS FOR FIGHT
A salubrious feeling thnt Impelled Sam
uel Coleman, of l2t Morse street, to dem
onstrate his flstlo prowess on Fredeilck
Slckelbach, of 1810 Uber street, and later
to thrust his fist through the window of
SIckelbach'B home, resulted In Coleman
being sentenced to 10 das In the House
of Correction today by Magistrate Mor
ris, at tho 20th nnd Berks streets police
station. Rlckelbnch and Coleman were
arrested by Policeman Zagle, hut Sickel
bach was discharged. When Coleman was
asked why ho started the fight he said
he was feeling gay.
HELD AS GANG LEADER
One of the leaders of the so-called "gas
house gang," arrested at tho supper
table, today was held In $W0 ball for
court by Magistrate Scott, of the Front
and Master streets station. He is
charged with breaking In a plate glass
window In the snloon of James Gallagher,
1022 Frankford avenue. Fox was seen
running away from the saloon and was
arrested by Detectives Paussman and
Bender. The arrest Is highly prlred by
the police, as an effort Is being made to
break up the group of men and boys
which makes tha neighborhood of Beach
and Laurel streets Its headquarters.
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HOME OF WOHLD'8
ONE MORE WEEK
OW1NO TO I1IO DEMAND
BELOW I.E11IOU AVENUE
& Tulpehocken Bt.
63d St. and
II tar tha famom Hopa-Jone yip ????,
83d St. end
41st Et. and
Frank ford and
Hens .a ton A vet
lllng both pupils, and teachers f atUrnfc
Tha Board of Education regarded this as
an attempt to stampede tho school Into
tho motion picture theatres. It was de-
elded to check the enthusiasm ot thoUUU"
dren by withholding credits In all "
where the pupil went to tho motion pic
ture theatres loo fcequanUy to suit the
teachers Tho result Is Confusion and a,
serious danger to school discipline. Tho
moro rational w$r of dealing with tho"
problem would bo to compromise with tho
pupils and glvo them certain liberties,
Imposing at the same time certain re
sponsibilities. Tho plan has worked welt
In many oltles.
Miss Dorcas J. Haas, hitherto unknown
10 fame, has favored the Evxkiko
LBroEa,with a poetlo effort, which Is re
produced herewith verbatim:
There was a Mute woman,
.Who wrote in Vain,
Askln a Director
To help hr reach Fame.
Iter amaimnatlon was evirely grett.
And she relly did believe
Th?.!..,n could walk on T. Thone wires
Willi almost lightning Speed.
8lie could climb a fence,
Alsj a tall trees
Could run and Jump
And not hurt tier kneejt.
She could ride a horse,
The old Orstn plays
nut to see nnk"i or water
HI13 would run a way.
She Is esgerly waiting
An answer or To ten,
Telling of Rood luck
Heforo her heart Is riroken.
Uert G. Hlobcl. formerly with the Wl(let
fttudlos. Is now associated with Krlterion
PcrUco In the capacity of assistant editor
lu tho technical department.
Hundreds who havo seen Beatrix Mich
clena in the screen-drama "Mlgnon" liave
questioned whether or not sho wore, ft
wig. They admired her long ourls, but
doubted their genuineness. As a matter
of fact, Miss Mlchclenn. docs not have to
wear a wig. She Is tho possessor ot a
beautiful head of hair.
In Edna Mayo, Essanay has obtained
another star. Although only 22 years of
ago, she has had six years of experience
011 the speaking stago and In motion pic
ture work. The most recent plays In
which she nppcarcd on the speaking stags
wero "Madame X," "Excuse Me" and
"Help Wanted "
Elmer McGovern announced this week
that Dell Henderson has Joined the Key
Irene Wallace, leading lady: Harold
Howard, and Mnkoto Inokuchl, the Japa
nese nctor, left Chicago this week for the
west const, where they will work In tho
Sellg Polyscopo stook companies.
Answers to Correspondents
Ruth No Information regarding ths
actress you mention. Awfully sorry.
H. D. S. a. M. Anderson Is part owner
of the Essanay.
Miss C. R. II. The picture you aalc
about Is not a Lubln picture.
The Kids' Chronicle
I WAS setting awn tho cn;o of my bed
today putting awn my utnlr shoo, and
awl of a suddln I stopped getting dresstu
and Jest sat there thinking, and ma calm
and looked In tho door and saw me doing
Do you realize that you only have haft
an hour to get yure brekflst and be erly
for akool, sed ma. '
Tea mum, I scd.
Then will you pleeze lxplane wy you
aro setting tharo llko a graving image
as It you had awl the time In tho werld,
sed ma. '
I dont blecve I can go to skool today,
Well for goodnlss sakes, and wy not,
pray, sed ma.
Something happened to mc, I sed,
Wats that, O my goodnlss, wats the
trubbll, wat happened, sed ma.
It alnt mutch, but I dont see how I can
go to skool today, I sed.
Benny Potts, tell me wats tho mattlr
with you, tell me Immeedltely, do you
hecr, sed ma.
Sumthlng broak, I sed.
Sumthlng wat, sed ma.
Broak, I sed.
My grayshlss. It you dont tell mo tfils
Instant wats the matter with you I dont
no wat 111 do to you, sed rria.
But, I dont think I can go to skpol to
day, I sed.
Are you going to tell me wat alls you
or are you going to drive me krazy, sed
My shoo string broak, I sed.
Wich Jest then ma ran inside 'of the
room and gave me Biitch a krack a$w
tho ecr Its a wundlr sumthlng elts dldent
brake, and I quick got a noo snoo lace
out of tho drawt ware ma keeps' them
and put It In my shoo and went clown
and ate my brekflst and went to skool.
TIIH O. Er.LWOODCATlPENTBnSTtJDIO,112S
Chestnut St.; open 10 A. M. to 10 P. M : beat
patronace: best system; mod, rates; ISlnstruc.
tors, muslo always; neivest of the new atepa.
FRANCIS X. BUSHMAN In
THE BATTLE OF LOVE
A nnOADWAY STAR FCtTUnB -I-OUR
Afternoons. 1 and 3 lOo and IDs
r.Tenlnis, 1 and 0 tOe, ISe, iSe
Neat Week ANNETTE KEU.EllSlANYThe
Perfect Woman," In "Neptune's Daughter"
Re'ed"" The Dancing Girl
The Exploits of Elaine No. 3
Featuring an All-Star Cast
OTHER rOPULAB PRODUCTIONS
CHAltl.ES mcit&iAN Till? Trl Ct
OATHEHINH COUNTESS lUUlK
vffi&kin The Man of the Hour
Beatriz Michelena in "MIGNON"
Co in I air Stair. 1 to tt
THOMAS JEFFERSON in
RIP VAN WINKLE
Booked Through ths Stanley Baaklor C.
THE SAGE BRUSH GAL
30 Years of a Gambler's life
Lillian Russell in WILDFIRE
THE $20,000,000 MYSTERY
No, 8FOILEP ELOPEMENT
No. 10 'Gentlemen Crooks
No. 10 Gentlemen Croolcs
No, 11 Message front the Hat
No, 7 Mystery of tt SMjw
T?6. lS-SHJKSp (, SlU
Cbio i&tndesv on wJwa valvors rero,j