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EVENISTGl LEPq&B-PHIfrADigLPHIA, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 2G, 191.5.
iBy a Hundred Dramatists
Tomorrow tho flocletr of American
aiDnUfta imd Composer, 100 strong,
yoaj lh composers, are going to write
play An when they have jointly
IrtKto. this theatrical monster they
irfjl r ahead and do Ave more.
?njttui Thomas Is at tho bottom of
Ulrlhl. vnth 'Wilson elected and no
jdM lils fellow dramatists In tho so
Selr1" New York rooms tomorrow and
erDoeed to the business of sotting a plot.
W member may submit any Idea ho
tjtrmmi to have no ueo for. Then tho
tatherinr will ballot on tho plots mib
JStted and make BUgKestlons as to work
er out the scenario. After that the mass
Meeting adjourns In favor of flvo young
irtunai,Bls o i'hici j-w.c. wuw uiiHiimiii
fable ardor and thick thews, who will cot
ISborate on the dialogue under Mr. Thom
kTi tifttn dickering with tho managers.
faa! masterpiece will be returning roy
w,,i -. thn flvo rounir s-entlemen and a
iirfest per cent to the society, Tho
ttorary erolutlon might bs kept up In
Atflnltelr. of course. If tha supply of di
recting" geniuses could hold out. 80 far.
.. .& Hnmnrv nr Amini
iSrtiitiatlsts can produce only four suo
!. .nr to Augustus Thomas. They are
ft t Rachael Crothers, Margaret Mayo,
(CUnnlng Pollook and Edwin Milton
KThe scheme has been triad at Harvard
Ml.. Thnmnfi' nllffcresttnn find wniliw Pm.
fwsor Baker's direction. The fact that
m masterpiece has yet assailed Broad-
fcoarie, but It Beems pretty safo to say
tiat anyooay wno loons ior rent results
jfom uch three-ringed circus methods Is
iikclv to bo disappointed. Doubtless
there are untried playwrights willing to
"split the author's royalties "five ways."
But the mind hesitates before the pros.
ttct of Inducing even the most self-
I'iscrlfldng hundred dramatists In the
tirorla 10 givo up any pioi or laea inai
b worth Its salt As for tho true val
,w of art-individual expression Is likely
I to be tho least of these to go overboard
'M this wholesalo carnival of creation.
feBtit Mr. Thomas has his eye on the
TBiorlea as a place of last resort and he
tolas an offer for the serial rights from
we of tnoso wen-Known magazines,
'virions Sorts of Things
Jf'Xnnetto Kellerman, who has given
JJLtnerlai n, now reopoct for tho tomplo of
Ifoa, moved up north this week with
l'.Th Model Mold," In which tho dtvor
JtnA dancer turns her talents to tho baser
Usses 01 musical cameay. uut sno BtlU
filYee. For ono act she is an artlst'o
Bdel ror a Parisian dancing gin, in an
other she Is tho dream vision of that Orl-
Jintsl entertainer disporting herself De
fers her master and varying tho custom
er proceedings with an exhibition in tho
pslics plunge. The third net Is back in
Ma studio, whero everv onft in annltn
iMsln and ready for finishing up the ar-
bWj courtsmp ox nia model. Ann Cald
n supplies book, Raymond Hubbell
Basis, and the critics of Washington
tare been reasonably satisfied with the
MRS. ROESSING PREDICTS
SUFFRAGE VICTORY IN FALL
Believes Men of Pennsylvania Will Vindicate the Seven
Years of Zealous Work of Advocates
of the Cause.
Coming to tho Forrest With
Mario Cnhlll nnd Richard Cnrlo
Last night for the third time this sea
son the New York Symphony Society,
led by Walter Damrosch, played at tho
Academy. The assisting artist on this 00
casion was Josef Hofmann. Because this
Is the final appearanco of the orchestra
and the first appearance of the pianist In
this year of musical grace, a separate
consideration of their virtues becomes Imperative.
The men of Pennsvlvnnln. ir mlnr (n
vindicate tho Beven years' labor of tho
suffragists of the State by giving them
the voto next fall. Conditions are more
propitious here than in any of the other
Uustern States In which tho question of
votes for women will como before the
people this year and failure at the fall
election would come as a distinct sur
prise rather than a foreordained expecta
tion. This Is the optimistic opinion of Mrs.
Frank St. Itoesslng, president of tho
Pennsylvania Woman Suffrage Associa
tion, who arrived In this city from liar
rlsburg yesterday afternoon to partici
pate In the Keystone State Bazaar, wear
ing a smllo which had "Victory 1915"
written all ovor It.
"The campaign which we have been
waging and which will culminate In a
victory for Us In the fall," said she, "Is
not an 11th hour one. It Is the result
of a carefully mapped out plan and one
which has extended ovor a long period
of time seven years at least. And 1 want
to say that the suffragists of this State
aro not patient Jacobs. W are not will
ing to go back and wait and work an
other seven years, and we simply won't
take no for an answer this fall.
"I have only Just como from Harris-
burg, and ono thing I noticed Up there
this time was the remarkablo difference
In the attitude of the men whom wo ap
proach now on the subject of suffrage.
A cotiplo of years ego when a suffragist
hovo In sight the politicians dodged be
hind pillars, behind desks, anywhere
thoy could hide. Now they receive us
graciously nnd with courtesy. More
over they are not only wilting to listen
to us, but they oven meet ub half way.
"Political leaders, particularly young
ones who are establishing a foothold and
wish to maintain It, am boglnnlng to
realise that tln-y'vo got to recognize
woman suffrage as an Issue which will
become n fact In tho near futuro.
"Only the other day 1 was talking with
our bitterest opponent at Itarrisburg.
YOU won't get It this time, Mrs. Boos
slng,' he said, 'but wo can't put you off
much tongeir flvo years at tho most, I
"Now, I don't ogre with him at all
about the 'tills time,," she said, smiling,
"but I do think when a representative of
the faction most bitterly opposed to our
Interests admits that we are on ths brink
of victory we have every right to feel
The granting of tha franchise to the
women In 1W5 instead of making them
wait a few additional years would be a
piece of political strategy which many
of the most brilliant men now In tho
suffrage band wagon havo had the astute
ness to recognize, according to Mrs,
Roesstng, and for this reason tho adher
ents of the cause aro growing dally mors
SOCIETY OP LIBERAL STUDIES
Dr. Edith H. Hnll Addresses Meeting
In Girls' High School.
The Philadelphia Society for the Pro
motion of Liberal Studies will hold Its
third meeting at the Philadelphia High
Bchool for airls, 17th and Spring Garden
streets, this evening.
Dr, Edith H. Hall, of tho University
Musoum, will give an Illustrated lecture
on "The Palaces and Towns of Crete" at
5 o'clock. Supper in tho school dining
room will follow.
Tonight students of the Phlladelnhts
High School for Girls, under tho direction
of Miss Jcsslo E. Allen, will present two
Latin plays, "A Roman School" and "A
Romnn Wedding." Professor Charles
Knapp, of Bernard College, will deliver
nn address on "Liberal Studies," Tho
meeting will closo with Latin songs by
the students of tho high school.
Advises Against Too Many Laws
Luxury, which led to the development
of German "kultur" and the overthrow of
ueigium, win eventually result In ths
same disastrous overthrow of representa
tive government In this country. In ths
opinion of Judge Kugonce C. BonnlwcU,
of the Municipal Court. Judge Bonnlwell,
In a criticism of German "kultur" last
night at Oie February dinner of the City
Buoinets Club at the Adslphia, made this
prediction, and said American citizens
should put their shoulders to the wheel
to stop extravagance In lawmaking.
?Tbt first New York production of the
rrtnlration known as the Modern Btoco
tad under tho direction of Emanuel
jRelcher, tho distinguished German actor,
stb iia euuscnuors oniy Tntua pleasure,
if the remarks of tho reviewers aro anv
fcatx. It was "Elga," by Hauptmann,
ther badly translated and too voclfer
etaly aoted by John Blolr. Tho piece Is
her poetry, a dream-tale of thn MMdln
Are, with a sturdy knight brought low
by fti Second Mrs. Tanquerny of tho pe
riod; ana, with the translator missing
the poetry, It might have been a grievous
4lDP0lntment to the subscribers If ired-
twiff Reicher had not played Elga so well
ma it tne scenery Had not struck a fresh
Bote of Imagination.
HTh handsome young lndy whose por
itrilt adorns this department today and
ho will be In town next week with "90
k me enaae," began her stage career
ur tour years ago In one of Henry W.
Bmge's companies. The second vear ahn
tint In "The SDrlnir Mnlrt." tho fhlril tn
kXouhlana Lou" nmi ".qwAthnrta
Rhll.last year she was the prima donna
Ittifh f'ThA nhninlnta OnlAt..!
KThere are several interesting secrets
Koafcted with H, Reeves-Smith, who
jl!a Jerry so delightfully In "Peg o'
Ur Heart." He Is no young leading man.
Wt a father, a father of thrnn rinuoh-
itrj who are already on the stage. One
S 1 r2? nfiaas ft company In the Eng-
Baa 'TjrOVinces." Thn nhi n.rat la
Iihvfact that pTnotogrnphs "In tho nat-
lrai wood," tho typewriter was about
fU.dlck In spite of the fact that Mr.
ffMVw-Smlth Is an actor of keen In-iWII&ence-aro
nlmoat Impossible to find.
tJfaty of flashlights "In character," but
J mere portraits.
T?1 Y6' "m BeB one alteration In
sw w the Shade," which comes to tha
JfMt with Richard Carle and Marie
vtnTU. Last week Miss Cahlll added a
lgr called "if Bhe's Your Cousin, ShJ's
,r Niece." Monday Ralph Nairn will
,trtla a new "lyric," "Excuse Me, Pro-
CSS0r. lit Bn Affart n aUnnr !!., Mnn
gct between the rebellious spirit of the
P3uem semlnnrv erffl aA it... Ai
$ ,Ja unrelenting rule of the peda-
Edward Abeles. onn nt nti. Mri1f fan.
'Jjyj. n to tear himself away from
. mms ana wont every night In a regu
M.tteatre over e. piece called "The Mem
gtwoum Book," by Jules Eckert Good
sum. KWlltn "TortftV" flnr nm it,. 1ll,t If
ffK,? drama ln 'yi'ldlBh by A. S. Hchomer.
ivmi er.play by M". Schomer, "The Green
'SJ'f. h" Just been produced at
irtSik onash-e'ky Theatre In New York
mJ such success that Its advertising
gaounces seats eight weeks In advance.
T,? h rspertory for the twq weeks
--,..... a u VIIBUntlilDUL dL L11D JT A lUt
-Monday, "ICing John'
fm2?..and Julleti" Wednesday evening,
ISS. "Ishelleu"! Saturday matinee, "Tho
r5.mf .ot Venlce." and Saturday even-
I ..ji "'yuoru in." uecona week Monday
B., lrday eyenlngB and Saturday
Si 7u,lua Caesar"; Tuesday,
iffi., Ci Wednesday matinee, "Mac
SSJ Wednesday evening. 'The Mer-
toi kJi "nlce"j Thursday, "Jlamlet,"
HS Mday. "Klnir John."
A Judgment based on the three con
certs led here by Mr. Damrosoh Is neo
essarlly limited, but tho general line of
development can be easily traood. The
first concert, at which Mr. Rlccardo Mar
tin sang, was, oxoept for his singing, very
very bod. The second concert, bringing
Miss Maggie Toyte, was a workaday per
formance, undistinguished, but not un
bearable. Tho concert last night was
fnulty, but it was ln two oeparato In
stances graced with positive Inspiration,
and, since this is proalsely the quality
whloh Mr. Damrosch and his men have
previously lacked, the year may be put
down as a period of achievement for
It would be a dlro disastrous thing If
Mr. Damrosoh were persuaded, by any
praise, that his orchestra Is good. It Is
not. Ragged playing, weakness of tone,
dulness of spirit prevail ln nil the choirs
and prevail against the virtuosity of a
few of his musicians. And the efforts of
Mr. Damrosch, strenuous as they may be,
cannot overcome these defects. Mr. Dam
rosch Is a versatile and appreciative
musician; he has to his credit discoveries
and exploitations of no mean merit. But
he has still to make of his now happily
endowed orchestra an Instrument of
Tho (first) Brahms symphony, hailed as
"at last a tenth" by von Bulow, was
played last night to display all the vir
tues and almost all the vices of tho band.
The first movement was Incoherent oven
ln Brahms. The finale, which made one
wonder why von Bulow had not said "at
last the ninth," was run through with
more gusto than discrimination, an un
meaning medloy of sound. Between these
stood the grace of tho third movement,
and the exquisite tenderness of the
second. It was In this last, as later tn tho
Lirghetto of the Chopin concerto, that Mr.
Damrosch's concertraaster and Mr. Bar
ren:, always excellent musicians, found
themselves not alone In playing great
music greatly. And It Is noticeable that
ln these movements Mr. Damrosch, too,
found It possible to woo from his orchestra.
a fineness of production without the ex
cessive endeavors he generally devotes to
It Is said that de Pachmann once cried
out, after he had finished playing a
Chopin composition. "There! You hear?
That Is a great genius attempting tho Im
possible!" I do not know If tho story Is
true, but certainly It Is not hard to
understand the despair, and the exulta
tion, of genius In tho presence of the
work of that pale youth to whom the
whole world .was a sounding vision of
passion and of pain. To that work Mr.
Hofmann last night addressed himself In
a spirit of love and reverence; out of It
he could create again Its sacred and sen
It Is Impossible, with the memory of hlB
playing still fresh, to consider the meth
ods by which Mr. Hofmann achieves his
Illusion. Memories of other concerts sug
gest his delicacy of touch, his fine
rhythmlo sense, his unerring accent, and
the clean, clear expression of the muslo
he Is playing. But for Chopin these things
became forgotten trifles beside the elo
quence of utterance, and tne oeptn or
poetic feeling which the pianist gave In
service to the composer of his choice.
Magnificent In the tragic majesty of the
first movement, lovely beyond all telling
ln the Romanze and Larghetto, and en
dowed with a pathetic bravery In the
Rondo, the Chopin concerto as he played
It, seemed tho exfoliation of twin souls
the composer's and his own.
It Is Idle to speak of the function of
music. It Is the tragic muse of art, and
our vain words are always petty and
cru,de when we attempt to speak of It.
But of Us wonders, at least, we know this.
That It can affect us as tragedy affects, In
the catharsis of pity and terror. It can
make us forget our days of small things;
It can make us remember the future. So,
as much for the visions It can destroy,
as for the visions It can create, Mr. Hof
mann' s playing Is unique and wonderful
In our experience.
WHAT'S DOING TONIGHT
By EAGLE SCOUT HENRY E.
Aeststant 8ooutmntr Bryn Miwt Troop 1 and
x-nuaaeipma 1TX)0P a.
You are wnlklng along a path In the
country and see a snake. A wave of dis
gust and hatred surges over you, and
you plok up the nearest weapon stick or
stone and kill the snake. Scouts, in do
ing this you are doing as much harm as
if you were killing a robin or a chloka
dee. There are but four spades of poisonous
Bnakea In the United States, of which
two tho water moccasin and the coral
snake aro not known north of the Dis
mal Swamp of Virginia. Of tho other
two, the rattlesnake needs no descrip
tion. Everybody recognizes It at once
by the horny appendage or rattle on Its
tall, The copperhead, once seen, Is never
mistaken. It grows to a length of about
four feet and has a head somewhat
broader at tho base than that of a harm
less snake, colored like a bright, new
copper cent. This Is what gives It Its
name. The body Is a trifle darker than
Its head, and has large diamond-shaped
markings of a rusty black down the
These two snakes, the only two ln this
vicinity which aro harmful to man, have
two characteristics which distinguish
them at a glance from the harmless
snakes a "pit" In the head halfway be
tween the eye and the nostril, and tho
eyes, which are elliptical, like those of a
cat. Tho eyes of harmless snakes are
All other snakes are of Incalculable
value to the farmer and to mankind lit
general. The king snake Is the deadly
enemy of all poisonous snakes, killlnb and
eating thorn wncrever he comes across
them. The blacksnake lives almost en
tirely on field mice, house mice, rats and
English sparrows all pests. The water
Bnnke, thought by many to be tho deadly
water moccasin. Is harmless and lives on
fish, frogB and tadpoleB. The garter snake
and other small ground Bnakea ltvo on In
sects, maggots, larvae and files.
True, a snake will bite when cornered;
but will not any animal defend Itself when
attacked? When we see a bird defending
Its nest we admire Its pluck; but when wo
seo a snnke defending itself we think of
its defense only as an evidence of its
vlclousncss. It strikes and bites, but Us
bite Is almost harmless; It Is often so
weak that It fails to penetrate the skin.
The snake asks only to be left ln peace.
AV111 you ruthlessly and needlessly kill
one of your best friends, the enemy of
some of our worst pests, the next time
you meet him ln the country? Overcome
the Innate horror of the snake which Is
common to every one and consider him
not as a loathsome, crawling thing, but
as a living, breathing creature. You vio
late the Blxth point of our laws as much
by killing a harmless snake as you do by
killing a robin or a chickadee. The harm
less snake pleads with you not for respect
or love, but for a square deal. Scouts,
will you give It to him?
Troop 46 Reorganizes
The older member of Troop 43, Scout
master Morgan, have formed a senior
council to allow the registration of
younger boys who aro Joining In large
numbers. A library has been founded
In the troop headquarters, the Temple
Lutheran Church, CM and Race streets,
and photo and wireless clubs have been
formed. The wireless club members are
Scouts Fries, Patdhs, Keller, A. Spaeth
and C. Spaeth, while Scouts Wllley,
Sherry, Schaefer, A, Spaeth, C. Spaeth
and Nichols form the photo club. Scouts
Cope, C, Spaeth, Shaefer, Hess and Buhl
are Btudylng under Reginald Hickman,
merit badge examiner, for the mining
merit badge. The troop will be the guests
of the Onegwey Camp of Campflre Girls
on treasure hunt out Darby Creek from
Eagle Hotel Saturday. Curley patrol de
cided to organize a track team at the
last meeting. Patrol Leader Helms and
Assistant Patrol Leader Jones made sftort
THIS DEPARTMENT IS PUB
LISHED EVERY TUESDAY
Iboi scour 'nihiho I -v1 r"' ;
A Itefltlpfla M natr A
?0fen Cnrt 1. vim,,. ... .,
-rr- - ww uiiiiiiu nm unw rniiHiiTHi
Srfi. 'at'B Going On," as a "nut
ffi&!?a UBht( the Particular variety
fflff ?IScnt' POJycarpelUuy one-seeded
,fiw an 1 1 f v,00iy Pericarp developing
iu:WVhe ches?nutrUa " "
Bya and Players Present Plays
KMya which have never been seen
atfilfc.? .ihl8 cltr Vre Presented last
1SI,. 4rl tnembe'' ot the Plays and
'iifttt playroom, south
ftiS.00," y Harold Brlghouse,
lv its first presentation ln this
ua -just as Well," a 30th
romance, tiv T TTapt!u Hfnn.
& the OthAP ftffArlnc Th. nl.M
trtjtpa under the direction of Dan-
"- and Mlaa Itoiimmiil HavI
?. aPerins In tha cast were
"" ora, I Bennstt Coles-
mwu swumgtr Mrs. Waiter
MISS iftPfre.A. T? .-t-.fwu... .4T.
ft Hkt a4 ehrt p. Mitchell.
Sunday revival, tabrrnacle.
tresis; T:30 o'clock. Free.
University of Pennsylvania
dinner, Aatipma iioieis 0..111 .
AnInhla Hotel: (1..10 o'clock.
Society dinner, 4delphla Hotel;
10th an Vine
cUu of 1019
Beta TbeU PW dinner, Adelphta Hetel: T
Korweirian CpaiuU' dinner, AdelpbU Hotel)
8 o'clock. . . . . , ., . , . . . , .
Wluar ninni, auhpiik jioivi; v 10 1 ociiKK.
)ort Morris Club.
ctreet. Bio q-cwck.
1ZS North 18th
'Animal BxpertmenUttoo In
Advancing Practical Science." Society ot
Normal avd Patboloelcal Physlolory. Lecture
lloom I), new iieuicai Laooratoriei. univer
sity of Pennsylvania; 8:IB o'clock. Free.
Jljetlng 0! PhtUdelBhla Society tor Wberal
Studies, OlrU HUb. School. Spring Garden
and lTth street: 8 o'clock. Free ,..,
students. Merlon Cricket Club. 8, o'clock. ,
Ectur on "PhlllBplnes.'r by Arthur Stanley
Hints. Drexel Institute' 8 o clock. Free,
nfnner. Princeton Club ot Philadelphia. Bel.
Uvua-Stratlord. 8 o'clock.
Play. 'J' ha Barleycorn." Bryn Mawr Tbea-
'.hiMHnn t PalntlnVK P!tli flith ft
CUUUWIUVM . ..-..-. V pw.av ..
:iaa1fnir from "1'IQUWICIC
Bn.uiBht. Wltherenwu Hall. S o'cloc:
Plays and Players. New Century
tr.....an Ruff.,? Bai... t3vr Aanturv Club.
.".. -v." irr..rr t." a rr-jzr.z i..
Banquet. Committee ot TO
fort T o'ciwlt
Aui'ia:v of the
er4 iiarty aoa daaK&AaMurfsan Col
nSSomUw'', tie NBrmaadlilT o'clock
Stoasf. f tMIiwai But
Hetl. 1 o'ttes.
New Troop Forms
A new troop under Scoutmaster Morris
was formed at St. Luke's Methodist Epis
copal Church, Broad and Jackson streets,
Wednesday evening. Deputy Scout Com
missioner Patton addressed the meeting.
Fifteen new scouts were enrolled.
City Cooking Tests
Cooking tests for all Scouts of the city
will be conducted by Deputy Scout Com
missioner Patton at Seven Springs, on
Cobb's Creek, tomorrow afternoon. The
applicants will assemble at the 60th street
terminal at 2:30 p. m.
Pass Seamanship Test
Scouts Harry Yoder, Troop 8. and C.
D. Smith and Schaefer, Troop it, passed
tho seamanship test yesterday given by
Captain Charles Longstreth, chairman of
the Nautical Committee and scoutmaster
of Nautical Troop 118.
Deputy Commissioner Patton, will ad
dress the Scouts of Troop at their an
niversary celebration at 6th and Bain
bridge streets tomorrow evening.
Second Colored Troop
George S. Dayton, scoutmaster of Troop
SO, will speak at a meeting of the boya
Atlantic City. N. J.
Zxdln hi hlasi moderata-rat hotel.
All RPMARLE Virginia Ave., near Bca,
ALOE AtiKl-li cap. 350- Bteaja heat. el.
vator, sun parlors, prt Mine, to-i excel.
table, evil dinners, orchestra. beal-
ua nrkty. 1 n us mr. iwoiuw
J P. CO.
of the Wlssahlckon School Club, where
a Boy Scout troop Is to be formed. It
will be tho second colored troop ln the
city. Troop 109 being the pioneer colored
troop in Philadelphia.
Troop (3 entertained Troop 00 at Its
headqnarters, the Port Richmond Metho
dist Episcopal Church, Friday evening.
The Scouts of Troop 43, with Scoutmaster
Burnwood, Assistant Scoutmasters Mln
nlch, McCoombs, Williams and Barlow
And the IB-piece flfe-and-drum corps at
their head, escorted their guests to the
church. The program Included prayer
by Scoutmaster Arksn, welcome by Mr,
Mlnnlch, drill under Mr. McCoombs, Il
lustration of the 12 principles of Soout
law under Mr. Bumwood's leadership,
address by Chaplain Welch, of the a. A.
H. ; .bandaging exhibition by Soout Gilbert
.Peterson, march under Mr, Williams ana
music by the band and the church trio.
Coffee and hardtaok were served around
the campflre ln the basement by Mr, and
Mrs. Barlow, and Mr. McQowan, of the
G. A. It., related stories of camp life.
Troop T2s two picked messengers for
the Indian hunt near Haddonfleld on
Washington's Birthday Jesse Whltmer
and Edward Dolboy escaped capture by
the Indians, but were unable to deliver
their messages, Dolbey made four Indians
prisoners. Patrol Leaders Dolbey and
John Earl, of the btcyole patrol, rode IS
miles out the Media pike Saturday. The
entire troop Is preparing to take a second
trip to Camp Morrell at Torresdale.
Troop 28 Gives Photoplay
A moving-picture show was given by
Troop 28 at the Immanuel Lutheran
Church, Ed street and Cedar avenue, last
Four members of the bicycle patrol,
under Scoutmaster Rutherford, cycled
more than 34 miles Saturday, from head
quarters to Valley Green and return and
then to Conshohoaken, Manayunk, Box
borough and down Ridge avenue to the
tabernacle. They cooked a pancake din
ner ln Bowler's Woods. Besides the scout
master. Patrol Leader Joseph Bourne,
Assistant Patrol Leader John Wltherow
and Scouts Edward Wood and Edward
Marks made up the party.
Scouts Prevent Burglary
Boy Scouts overhearing three tramps
planning a burglary, prevented the crime.
It was only a play, given by Troop 86 at
Its third annual entertainment at the
Starr Garden Recreation Park, 6th and
Lombard streets, Saturday evening. The
"tramps" were Samuel Price, author of
the play; Nathan Garten and Louis Flick.
The "scout heroes" were Samuel Bchults,
Michael Koplln, Joseph Gaev and Albert
Levan, who were aided by Henry Cohen,
Michael Barish, Morris Katz. William
Uram, Michael Rosen, Israel Felnslngeiv
Simon Schelkman and Simon Schultx.
Benjamin Zimmerman took the part of
Mr. Whltmore, Israel Flitter was direc
tor of the play.
Addresses by Deputy Scout Commis
sioner Patton, Charles Edwin Fox, As
sistant District Attorney, and Scoutmas
ter Samuel G, Friedman were followed
by a dance. The troop band furnished the
Thompson Seton Out
Ernest Thompson Seton, Chief Scout of
tho Boy Scouts of America, Is no longer
connected with the movement. The posi
tion was abolished at the national meet
ing held ln Washington, February 11.
While no reastn for the action was given
gut, it is understood that the author
artist's position was abolished because he
Is a British subject, and reverence for the
united Btates flag Is one of the first
principles of the Iloy Scouta of America.
Scouts to Give Play
"Between Two Foes," a Civil Wat
drama ln four acts, will be given by a
cast of 27 members of Troop 06 ln Rltten-
nouse uau, osd Btreet and Haverford ave
nuo, this evening, at 8 o'clock. Tho band
of Troop 118 will furnish music.
Scouts Herald, Yooum and Smith, of the
Eagle Patrol, Troop E2, took a 16-mlle
hike to Llanoroh by way of City Line ave
nue February 14. They left Germantown
at 8 a. m. and reached a strip of woods
near Llaneroh about 11:80 a. m., when
they cooked dinner. On the way thoy
climbed to the highest point ln West
Philadelphia and had a good view of the
surrounding country. They passed tho
timo on the hike by naming the different
trees and automobiles encountered on tho
"Billy" Sunday exchanged compliments
with 20 members of Norrlstown Troop 1
at Fort Mifflin on "Washington's Birth
day. The scouts, under Assistant Scout
master Stewart, hiked to the fort and
there met tho evangelist and gave a scout
yell for him. The scouts stood at guard
at the revenue cutter when the Sunday
party inspected the boat.
Eighteen members of Troop 1, of North
Wales, Pa., under Assistant Scoutmaster
G. R. Oglesby, wero among tho oounty
scouts to attend services ln the tabernacle
The CRoyersford troop is growing fast,
with 18 members enrolled.
Gloucester Troop 8 hiked to Haddonfleld
on Washington's Birthday. Earl Browor
has been elected troop scribe.
The Beaver patrol of Atlantio City
Troop 2 celebrated Its third anniversary
on Washington's Birthday. In full uni
form, ths scouts marched to the Massa
chusetts School, where they raised and
saluted the flag. They then visited the
weather bureau and the flrehouse and as
sisted in the firing of a salute to Wash
ington at the Steel Pier, after which they
attended patriotic exercises In the T. M.
C. A. The patrol members are Patrol
Leader John L. Stock nnd Scouts Wnyne
Betts, Harold Isaacs, Edgar Gottlieb, Jo
soph Sweeney. Albert NeobltL Charles
Moody, Charles Reed, Sylvan Rico, Peter
BUBh, William Brown, Albert Johnson
and Ralph Hord.
W ' "iQTllJafflHBMiMW
scripts in the scenario contest for eftlleffe
students Inaugurated by the Edison Com
pany May 19, 1M4. Out of 847 scenarios
submitted from ten college, only eight
were found acceptable. The winrrlrtg one,
"Jo ok Kennard, Coward," was written by
William Marston, Harvard.
The colleges competing wero the Uni
versity of Pennsylvania, submitting 68,
two of whloh were acceptable; Columbia
University submitted 32, one of which was
acceptable) Cornell University, 4S, two ftc
ceptablo,' Harvard University, 62, threa
acoopiaoie, ana tne rouowing none being
acceptable: Yale, 48; Prlnooton, ; VnU
verslty of Michigan, 43; University of
Chicago, 12; University of California, 8,
nnd University of "Wisconsin, 14.
Answers to Correspondents
Vltagraph Fan Donald Hall ln "Good
by Bummer" nnd "The Crucible of Fate."
Julia B. Gordon, Anita Stewart, B. It
Llnooln and Harry Morey In "A Million
L. O. M. Charlee Chaplin. Ben Turptn,
Charles Stine, Leo White and Bobby
Bolder were In "His New Job,"
L. C- rang Baggot and Leah Batrd
played together when ifi rtalni
with the "Imp." She bao returned to tS
A. JL nerbert lUwUnson with theltdM
Company. Owen Moore and Borrortli
Of the Lubln Studios.
Questions and Answers
Ths Photoplay Editor of the Evntt
nra LBDonn will bo pleased to answer
questions relating to his department
Queries will not bo answered by let
ter. AH letters must be addressed to
Photoplay Editor, Evening Lupann.
Boy Scout to Become Poet?
Inspired by the balmy airs of spring
which he encountered on his 14-mlle hike
test for the flrst-class scout badge. Scribe
William Z. Porter, Troop 93, Is contem
plating writing a poem on "Spring."
Scout Porter and Scout David Rothfleld,
of the same troop, passed their hike test
Sunday by clipping off the required 11
miles between 83d and York streets and
Indian Rook, along the Wlesafclckon.
Porter describes the hike as follows:
"Probably the most Interesting things
we eaw wore the unmistakable elgns of
spring. Had we desired, we could have
easily counted a dozen couples enjoying
the weather. Again, there were the nu
merous horsemen, whose steeds seemed
to recognize a relative In my companion,
as did all the other animals we met with
the exception of two little dogs, who
absolutely refused to admit any kinship,
at Oie Valley Green Hotel we stopped
to dine, as did the ducks wading about
near our bench. Probably they had had
many better feeds, but they seemed to
enjoy the banquet held for their benefit
"We followed the river drive until we
reached that magnificent Indian who
watches, and watches tirelessly, day and
night. We carefully Inspected him and
made several efforts to get acquainted,
but tie did not move an Inch. Most like
ly he, too, saw the numerous signs of
spring and, busily watching for her ar
rival, was too occupied to see us."
George W. Terwlllbrer, the LUbln
writer and director, who is In Florida
with a special company of Lubin players,
headed by Orml Hawley and Earl Met
calfe, got his entire company Into a moot
unoxpented and nensatlonal situation this
week, when he started to stage a photo
play train robbery near Stuart. Fla.,
shortly after a real train robbery had
token place there. The excitement Btarted
when a large forco of deputy sheriffs
nnd armed villagers mistook the Lubin
"robbers" for tho gang they were hunt
ing down and thought another train hold
up was taking place.
The real hold-up took place at 7 o'clock
In the evening. Four men held up the
Palm Beach Limited train. No. 83, a fast
train which make few stops between
Jacksonville and Miami. The only reason
the train stopped at Stuart woo because
of tho drawbridge across tho St. Lucie
River. It was there the robbers climbed
aboard and held up the passengers at the
point of revolvers.
The following morning Terwnilger ana
his company, with a large number of
"extras," left St Augustine ln a special
train to film a train robbery for one
of the pictures he Is making and the
spot chosen for the "robbery" was the
drawbridge near Stuart When the train
reached the drawbridge Terwllliger Im
mediately began rehearsing the company
for tho scene. The "bandits"' leaped
aboard the train, forced the engineer to
stop and everyone on board was ordered
to get out and "glvo over."
The company was getting a lot of
realism out of the rehearsals when some
of the deputy sheriffs, who were hunting
for the robbers of the night before, saw
them. Then things started. Several shots
wert' flrad, whether as a signal to other
sheriffs or at the Lubin players has not
been cleared up as yet, but from every
direction armed man hunters carrying
titles appeared. The Lublnltes knew noth
ing of the robbery the night before and
were stampeded. Some fled Into the
train others stood still, frightened still,
thinking they themselves were about to
be held up by a band of Florida robbers.
Three of the sheriffs grabbed two or the
Lubin "robbers." Everyone talked, no
one understood. Finally Terwllliger see
ing a star on a pair of suspenders, seized
tho wearer, and shouted "moving pic
tures." Light then began to dawn on
both sides. The sheriff explained to Ter
wllliger and the latter explained to the
After the company had recovered from
fright, rehearsals were resumed and the
sheriff and his deputies, at their own re
quest acted In the pictures and then re
sumed their man hunt
PRINCETON'S SONS TO VMAST
Philadelphia Alumni Will Stnepct at
More than 00 Princeton alumni freai
Philadelphia and vicinity wilt imther.
the Rose Room of the Bellerue-Stratforel
tonight on the occasion of the 47th an
nual dinner of the Frtaoeton Club of
The speakers of tho evening win fee
John Grler Hlbben, '82, president of the
university: Bayard Henry, 78, president
of the club, and John D. KTIpatrlok, 'K,
of New York.
It Is expected on announcement win
be mode at the dinner of interest to all'
Philadelphia Princeton men concerning a
new clubhouse In this city.
ElmendorTs Lecture Tonight
There Is consolation for the stay-at-homes
In the announcement that Dwlght
Elmcndorf will act as guide ln a tour of
"Control Europe" at tho Academy ot
Muslo this evening and tomorrow after
noon. Armed with a passport that ii
good, ho will conduct hla hearers through
Belgium, Germany and Austria-Hungary,
and will point out to them many old
landmarks that may be gone when the
smoke of battlo clears away.
ADJ-Xl'IH-"' o' My. Heart." with an ox
crltcnt cast. Hartley Manners' somiiar and
amuelnir comedy of the Impetuous young Irish
girl and what she does to a sedate Knrllsa
r.HOAO "Pya-mallon." with Mra. Pat Carao
bell, tho diatlnKUlshed Bnallsh actress. Ber
nard Shaw turns a Cockney flower clrl Into
the phonetic eaulvalent ot a duahess. A tills
lmperronatlon in a fln comedy fl'i.i
OaRIUCK "A Olrl or Toflnv." with Ann Mur-
qock. ronor tinerson .urowne tens you to
have a wiU ot your own or your relations
will bo vary nasty to your ward. One weak
only. Enourh , .81B
LlTTUt "Hlch Man. Poor Man." with tha
rjaldent eomoany. A comedy by porter
Bmeraon Browne, which shows that Fifth .
avenue Is luat as out of It tn Vermont as a
chorus girl in Fifth avenue, Ingenious and
LYHI': Danclna: Around." with A! Jolson.
A Winter Garden show with a hussir herij
who Is looklnx- for a beamy apot anil Anns
a whole ballroomful. At Jolson convulsively
ruin ths plot, a.t-i
WALNUT "Tho Trail of tho pineeomo Pine."
Kiiren; Walter's erteetlre dramatisation of
John Fox, .Tr.'a tale at the Cumberland Oan
Returning for a fortnight's stay ....8:13
KEITH'S Mrs. Leslie. Carter ln "Zaaa"t Waa
Georgia Wood, comedian: Ulckel and Watson.
the well-known team: OHnbe japs, armnnata:
Morton, comedian: tiyona and Voaco.
Iclans, Hazel Cox In sonas: Moore and
:a Denany and
Young, dancers: Cole am
NIXON'S QKAND Willlarq J. Cooler In "Tha
ona ana cnap-
i.a..n i'ariv--: .-vicjuanon. uisnaond anri rh.n.
low. In "The Scarecrow"; Devlne and Wil
liams, In "The Traveling Salesman and tha
remnle Drummer": Norcrois and Holda-
.11. uiu .tutttvm i .unit.
IN Ar.lB.'a niA..
enmnnnv. ln "Tha Artlirs
Weema. comedian, and lauah!
Tfnw Iluhhv Mfsaail thn Train". m.i.k.I
aiinn Tim McMahon and Ki
Schwab's Home for a Setting
Charles M. Schwab, the steel magnate,
according to a general Idea has a white
elephant on his hands. That Is the
French chateau on Blverslde Drive, New
York city, 'which the steel man built
some years ago nnd never lives In be
cause, people say, Mrs. Schwab doesn't
like the place. The railings surrounding
the house cost $100,000. The fate of the
Chateau de Schwab has long been matter
of conjecture. So far It hasn't figured ln
pictures. Briton N. Busch, secretary and
treasurer of the World Film Corpora
tion, Is a personal friend of Mr. Sphwab,
a fact which came to the notice of file
highly Imaginative James Young, World
Film director and husband of Clara
Kimball Young, the World Film's bright
"Hearts In Exile," the forthcoming
Russian drama, which Mr. Young Is
making with Miss Young as the heroine,
demands some pretentious settings.
When Young bethought himself of Mr,
Busch's friendship for Mr, Schwab he
didn't hesitate to suggest a loan of the
great big French chateau ln New York
city, which, with a fall of snow (to be
waited for, of course) would make a
BPlendtd set for "Hearts In Exile," a
thing of simple arrangement between
Busch and Schwab.
College Scenario Contest
After careful consideration Horace O.
Plimpton, manager of the Edison studio,
has decided upon the winning manu-
is Train", via, Ah a.
Norton and Nina Payne, slnrlns: snd danclnsr!
Ileasl and Harriet, nempel.. In "When Wo
Grow Up"; May Melville, dialect comedienne:
Cralx and Wllllama, comedians: Will Morris.
In "The Vagabond"; Peaes and Termini,
WILLIAM PKNN Hoyfa "A Dream of the
Orlrnt." with Mme. Mabarenko and com
pany; Eddie Carr and company. In "The New
Office Hoy": Junle McCrea's "Coontown Dl
vorcons." witn vauann uomiort ana John
Klna: Harry Ereen. sop writer: Iiallen and
boy. alrl and violin; Kspey and FauL
CHOBS 1CKYS (second halt ot week) Tha Eight
Musical Co-ede. "In Old New York": Martini
and Frablnl. alnclnz- and danclnr: 11-nrv
Fletcher, German monologlst; Roes and Ash
ton, In 'The Surveyors," and the Four Vis
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