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EVENING LEDGER PHILADELPHIA, TUESDAY. SEPTEMBER 21. 1915. "
MOVIE COMPANY BUILDS
27 TON TROPIC CAVE
fcyitagrnph Constructs Monster
Stago Setting lor turning of
New Brady Photoplay
By the Thotoplay Editor
Mexican towns, South African village,
leflrt" Bnd mlnlnc cnps, have alt been
built for the one day's wonder of the
films. Nw comes the tropical cave, cllft
Technical Director Charles Chapman, of
At vitagraph Company, has Just com
pleted ono of tho largest and most beau
tlful tropical scenes ever staged, This
scene, which represents a eavo with three
compartments and a rocky approach, looks
1 Ilk a transplanted section from one of
the South Sea Islands. It was built for
the plcturlratlon of Cyrus Townsend
Brady's "The Island of Surprise," on
which Director Paul Scardon la now at
work, assisted by Eleanor Woodruff, Julia
gwayne Gordon, 55ena Keefe, William
' Courtenay, Charles Kent and Anders
Mr. Chapman and a corps of 30 work
men. Including carpenters and expert
workers In burlap and plaster-of-parls
jnodellnC, were engaged f6r four weeks
en the construction of this mammoth set,
rhleh Is 40 feet high, 100 feet wide and
MO feet long. The burlap and plaster-of-parls
was used In tho construction of the
tides and entrance of tho cave and to
reproduce huge rocks that weigh several
tons apiece. Tropical plants, clinging
vines, grass, shrubbery, trees that mask
In the opening of the cave and lend at
mosphere to the scone, were brought
from nearby woods and florists. Special
boats were hired that made many trips
utter sea plants, while automobile trucks
were continually running to and from tho
beath transporting seaweed, sand and
other material necessary to give the scene
the realism domanded. In tho construc
tion of the rocky approach to the cave,
huje boulders had to b.e built to rest on
a superstructure strong enough to stage
t battle between the three Island cast
aways In the Brady story and a band of
200 cannibals that were Intent on their
capture. In the construction of these
boulders alone, 176 barrels of plaster-of-parls
The entire scene was first modeled In
clay, then cast In plaster of Paris, put
up In pieces and Joined together on a
wooden frame. It took two tons of clay
to fashion the original model. Mr. Chap
man estimates the entire scene weighs
In the neighborhood of 27 tons, and be
aldes being tho largest of Its kind ever
staged, represents his Inception of what
kind of scenes will be required as back
grounds for all feature pictures In the
Maro MacDermott, Edison, has Just re
turned from a vacation In the Catsklll
Mountains the first In three years of a
buy life with an adventure to rival mo
tion pictures. With two friends, one star
less night, he had walked Into the woods,
when around the bend of a road there
whirred a big automobile with dazzling
headlights, filled with four men, who lost
no time In pointing rifles Into tho way
farers' faces, with a gruff "Come ovor
here" and "Who're you?" Puzzled, yet
(Irmly believing It a hold-up, the three
men told that they were from the Inn.
"I know you saw you In tho pictures,"
abruptly assured qno of the riders as he
got the light on MacDermott's well
known face. Somewhat cased, but nerves
stirred by the steady friendship of the
rifles' end, Maro could stand the tension
no longer and asked "What's all this?"
'There's been a bad robbery down the
road and we're after 'em. You had bet
ter get In the machine or some of the
others out might pop you with their rifles
In the darkness." And so, over the rough
.dark rpads. Maro and hla friends had to
ride to save their skins until 3 o'clock
In, the morning, letting out many an aside
as to what they thought.
Little Miss Mdge Evans, .blonde and
VA years old,' known for her 'beauty and
for clever work In World Film Corpora
tion features, has been placed under a
long-term contract by World Film.
That the young lady Is pleased could not
be doubted by any one who talked with
her for more than one minute. She con
fided this Information to a sympathetlo
ear recently with the additional Infor
mation that It was her opinion that a,
little publicity about Miss Madge Evans
and her contract would not be amiss.
"I can read now' she said, "and I'd
like -to read my name in tho paper."
Alt right, Madgle, Rend.
RUM MAKES MAN CRAZY
Captured Nude in Strip of Woods by
Former New Jersey Legislator
TItEMTON, Sept. 21. Edward Fink,
driver of an Ice wagon In this city for
years, and known for his ability to drink
two quarts of "Jersey lightning" every
daywill be committed to the State Hos
pital for the Insane here from the Somer
set County Jail after having been cap
tured In a nude state in a piece of woods
near Somervtlle by former Assemblyman
It Is believed that rum caused the man
to become demented, and while In that
condition to wandor about Franklin town
ship, peering into kitchen windows of
farmhouses and scaring womjn until they
could not sleep.
LYRIC "The Princess Pat." with Eleanor
Painter and Alexander Clark. A musical
corned? by Victor Herbert, with a Chirac
tertitlo and effective score. The perform
ance Is admirably adapted; the book,
ordinary. Laat week.
ronuBST-"The Birth of a Nation," with
Ilenn- I). Walthal, Mas Mareh and 8pottle
wood Atkln. O. W, Griffith's mammoth
photoplay of the Civil War and Reconstruc
tion, founded in part on Thomas Dixon's
-riJ.n,man-" A marvelous entertainment.
8TANLEY-"The Explorer," with Lou TOIL
PALACE "The Price." with Helen Ware.
fEOPLES-"Heppy Heine," with Ben Holmes.
V "jpelcsl comedy built around a wooden
ebeed Qe-man. Jmmli'ant boy.
ftI.CKE.nP0CKEn-"w'lhl I"." "Ith
!,r,,-Ii!cl"r5k,ir Players, The first stock
Sfami Wayard Valuer's exciting ro.lo-
WhiihiHTi,Tj!e Bln ' " Cross," with
IrlSV B:nler. n"1 th Walnut Flayers,
Kl h,,ro of '"Ben-Hut" In another play of
phriatlsn martyrdom. Second week of the
hi?!??."13 Ortrxadei Hoffmann In Max Rein.
tKv1." ff,,terp.'?cf "Sumurun" Sophie
Kii"erv,arlMJ.Uac - ,n "A Friendly
hzL W.y !n i. O'xen. Horacs Wrlsht and
fc?!..D1"ricnl. C011 T"0! pretty and An-
Vivrni S Al?."" Hearet-SeilK Weekly.
AufJiJ3 anAND-"War Ilrldes"' Wlleon and
&fi ,frw'rd, and Broderjck, Klaee and
8?h ft .llBrr n4 Augueta Turpln, Jq 'The
Wnatrel Men-, Kenny and Mollis, la "The
Freeuman-e Initiation" Holden and Hap
!,. ""fc nua ions, in "a mory wi
K' Oallando; Lov. anl Wllburi corned?
Jci'VW 'ENN-Annlvereery week, "The
averet GlrL by Hart ucHurhi i',iu.
fEn Entertainers and Original Sanio
rieijde: Frank Lyons and Harold Bland I
!5m,7" nV. Andeiaoni Simpson and Dean
S?.7" ""?. Con ,,lar"l 8 th North
n?i "ortli. in 'Ten Nights to a
JSWii !Uly Davlei Moacroya Sisters:
1CH gymondl Edney Brother! Smith aaii
fawner "The Golden Weddlns." presented
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BUMUrtUN A wordleis play from "The Arabi
an Nlshta." By Frledrlcn Preeka. Scenery
by Karl Ernat, Produced by lllchard Ordyn
ekl. Ketth'a Theatre.
The Mighty Sheik Charlea Hendereon
Rumurun, his tavorlte wife Hortense Zaroe
Her Maid Martha 1'errle
The Shelk'a Son Kenneth Harlan
Nur-nl-dln Enrico Murl
The Hunchback , Hemed Schrlrt
The itrnutltul slave Gertrude Hoffmann
The Old Snake Charmer.... Edward Colebrook
The Negro ....Sid Marlon
The Cadi In the Baxaar Robert Mllaah
The Slave Dealer., Clyde MacKlnley
The Chief Eunuch Howard Holden
An Attendant In tho Carpet 8hop.
Ladles of the harem, eunuchi, cuetodlana,
merchanta. porters, apectatore, alavee.
"Sumurun" is one of those rare enter
tainments that are liable to lead a sober
minded newspaper man into typing what
city editors are prone to describe as prose
poems. Beauty and passion Jostle belly
shaking humor: death races on the heels
of romance, and the colors of good and
evil, the whole rainbow of man's brief
day, play over them.
What else can a poor Broadhurst-fed
reviewer do but spill words about when a
thing of life and art like this wordless
play Is flung before him? Unless hewrltes
a wordless review, there Is nothing for
him but to wax most absurdly verbose.
He must gesticulate mentally over that
teeming bazaar where the theatre of the
Hunchback and the Beautiful Slave of
Fatal Enchantment looks down from
spangled door and gold lattice upon the
coming of Sumurun, the Old Sheik, the
Young Sheik and Nur-al-dln seoklng love.
Half a dozen beautiful and striking set
tings assail his eye and demand descrip
tion. And while he tells of such things
as the white beauty of the old Sheik's
couch beneath the veiled but lambent
light, he Is tempted to digress into a
very technical explanation of how this
beautlfulest of scenes Is created from
nothing but a black back drop and a
few yards of cotton draped from a high
hanging light over a six-foot platform.
He wants to tell a few American Belascos
to chuck their complicated rubbish Into
the alley and go study at the feet of Max
Relnhardt, who did this wonderful thing.
'e ry few learnt the lesson when It was
spoken from our "legitimate" stage three
years ago. They may do better now that
It Is within their ken In vaudeville.
A great deal of genulno praise is due
Miss Gertrude Hoffmann. Not for her
miming' of the beautiful slave, though It
was excellent, but for the enterprise and
courage to give us "Sumurun" again. She
has had to cut It down, perhaps a half.
But with the aid of Mr. Ordynskl, a lieu
tenant of Max Relnhardt, she has kept
the vaudeville production on the same
high plane as that we saw at the Lyric.
You criticise a detail here, you may miss
the orange smock of Sumurun's delectable
maid and the nodding eunuchs before the
palace gate, but you must still wonder
at the beauty of the whole. It Is an.event
at Keith's. Beside It the rest of the bill
isn't worth a word of comment. But that
doesn't mean that it Isn't perfectly good
News of Local Theatres
The next two engagements at the 8hu
b,ert playhouses will be considerably do
pendent on "the light fantastic." After
"What Happened," which opens at the
Adelphl Thursday night and leaves there
October 2, comes "Nobody Home." From
Its, first production last season In one
of New York's most dlmlnutlvo theatres,
it has gathered a reputation as a "cameo
musical comedy," dainty rather than
spectacular, witty and swift rather than
side-splitting. It Is particularly nicely
gowned and staged after the notions of
some up-to-date dressmakers and Elsie
do Wolfe, the Interior decorator, who was
once an actress.
The Lyrlo is to exhibit "The L.lluc
Domino" next Monday. Following that
Continental operetta, on October 11, comes
a review by $he name of "Hands Up. ' It
has completed a prosperous summer's en
gagement In New York with the aid of
an unusually good cast, headed by Mau
rice and Walton, the dancers; Irene
Franklin, from vaudeville, and Ralph
Philadelphia has been looking forward
to "Daddy Liong-Lega" for a considerable
time, and likewise to Ruth Cliatterton,
the young star who headed the cast in
Jean Webster's sentimental and humor
ous play when it was seen In New York
last season. Now comes the ytry wel
come news that Henry Miller, manager
as well as actoi -111 donate himself to
the cast when comedy appears at
the Broad October 4. Mr. Miller played
the Daddy of the title on the Pacltlo
coast last year,
Manager Leahy, of the Walnut, has
found the Guatemala Marimba Band. It
played a very successful engagement at
the Ban Francisco Exposition while man
agers waited with checkbooks rampant to
engage the musicians for vaudeville tours
and one thing and another. Then the
leader fell sick one day and the band
disappeared from the face of the earth.
It turned up in front of the Walnut last
weak and asked Mr. Leahy about play
ing In his theatre. Right now Mr, Leahy
Is verV busy sending out press matter
about the peculiar qualities of the Guate
malan muslo which this Interesting band
will dispense between acts at the Wal
nut this week,
At the People's
Washington may worry over rjerman
diplomacy or the lack of It, Good cltl
nts may grow wroth over the U-boats.
But there I still just as much kindly hu
inanity In the average German lenmlgrant
A ever, and an audience of Phlladel
hlans, such, as the Teopte'a held last
night, Is ready to enjoy, applaud and
even love a fec-ytsfe specimen t that
clan, The demonstration pf this' wet.
"Happy Heinle," In which Ben Holmes
ornaments the title part. The nature of
the piece, the plot and people are fittingly
dlicfo by the following Information
on the program: Dells. Doeley (Ml
Kmlly CurtU), a qutok-wHH III,
weeeua who I kept busy keeping Jtoue
for Jama .Mackintosh. (Oscar Nye),
wko la U Ma!)? nephew (4 PrMeaat
MoetM L. M. Wetefieh), a-
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dian of Knte Conway (Miss Locna Fox),
who Is tho heiress to the Golden Circle
Mine and Is claimed as a daughter by
Julia Clayton. (Miss Pauline CrclD.'who
urges Mackintosh to bribe the watch
man of the mine Ferguson (John L.
Park), who Is frustrated by the friend of
the family, Happy Heine, (Ben Holes).
Enterprise on View
at the Knickerbocker
Besides enterprise, this week's audiences
at the Knickerbocker are witnessing a
well-thought-out and well-executed pro
duction of "Within tho Law." The enter
prise consists In giving Bayard Velller'n
play for the first time In stock and at
popular prices. Manager Miller and Di
rector Barbler gave the first Philadelphia
showing of such sharply variant dramas
as George Henry Boker's "Paolo and
Francesca" and the other George's "Mrs.
Warren's Profession" at Forepaugh'a. of
many pleasing theatrical memories. Now
they have added Mr. Velllcr's play, which
has this much In common with Mr.
Shaw's play, that It belongs to the drama
of social otest, though It moves and
has Its being In melodrama and lacks the
fine Shavian Ironies.
"Within the Law." then, makes Its
points through the.bludgeon of melodrama
nd not through the keen-cutting, double
edged, highly tempered steel of satire. A
forthright play it is. and the Knicker
bocker Players played It stralghtforword
ly. The story of the shop girl's wrongs
and her revenge, her curious Robin Hood
sort of philosophy, her moods and her
code went very smoothly for a first day In
a "stock" week. The members of the com
pany were judiciously cost and as far as
externals went the scenery and "props"
made an effective background for the
Eva Marsh gave an appealing Imper
sonation of Mary Turner, one that carried
the sympathies of the audience. Philip
Lord was properly domineering ns pro
prietor of the "Emporium," and Richard
LaSalle gave an effective portrayal of
Richard Glider. Several good "bits" were
contributed by members of the long cast.
Carrie Thatcher's confidence woman and
Edmond Porter's crook are specially
worthy of record.
"War Brides," In which Madame Nazi
mova waa featured last season, was the
headline attraction at the Nixon-Grand.
The tabloid drama, which Is especially
timely, deals with the terrors of war from
the domestic side. It repeated Its former
success In this city.
Crawford and Broderlck gave an artis
tic Idea in the way of song and dance.
Others who met with favor were Klaes
and Bernle, Harry and Augusta Turpln,
Bell Onrl and the sketch, "The Girl In
There Is plenty of muslo and comedy In
"The Cabaret Girl," which was the head
line attraction at the William Penn.
Among those who figured prominently In
tho cast are Arthur Geary, La Forgere,
Harry Anger and Ida Claire,
Among other acta appreciated were
Crossman's Seven Entertainers and
Original Banjo Fiends, Frank Lyons and
Harold Band In songs and dances, Bee
man and Anderson In a skating novelty,
Simpson and Dean and Harry Kranz, a
The pictures were timely and Interest
"The Jolly Minstrel Man," headed by
Emmett Welch, made a good impression
at the Allegheny. Featured In the act
are a number of the latest songs, which
are presented In a novel manner. Others
who won applause were Kenny and Mollis
In "The Freshmen's Initiation," Holden
and Harron, "The Messenger Boy and
the Eoubrette"; Emmet and Tonge, In
"A Story in Song"; Oallando Clau,
modeler, and Love and Wilbur. Timely
selections were given on the Wurlltier
organ and "Neal of the Navy" waa the
Something to suit all tastes can be
found this week at the Cross Keys, The
chief attraction is "The Widow." a tab.
lold musical comedy, In which pretty
girls, funny comedians and good muslo
are harmoniously combined. The cos.
tumes and scenery are in keeping with
The bill also Include Lyons and Col.
Jum, Somers and Allen, in "The Claim
Agent"! the Excelsior Trio, in comedy
and songs) Freddie James, a funny jug
gler. "The GoddW waa shown on the plo.
Aa antertalnlng bill containing about as
big a variety Jn acta aa Is possible In a
vaudeville stow Is the attraction at the
Gloke tbl week. The revised tabloid
,?u,1,Sal.?.wIf,.'!10,,' ay Iln to
the North Pels," is the headilner.' Billy
Davis' blackface aot. Jack Symonds. the
man of , aa sfenlth and Farmer In a
comedy dtlue rew tn most laughing,
however. Three Type ! a novel posln
act, In which, the NMaeie and a tereoptl.
con allda machine eowblne to form the
(Icttr, rrl aaei settlnae. "Tea
W4tor' a silly, fiuweeWkMA
QUEEN OF HOLLAND
HAS NARROW ESCAPE
Royal .uto Hits Another Bad
ly Wrecked Dutch Women
to Get Suffrage
THE HAGUE, Sept. 21. Queen Wll
helmlna and the 6-year-old Princess Juli
ana Louise narrowly escaped death or
serious Injury today while returning from
the Government buildings, where the
Queen addressed the opening session of
The motorcar In which the Queen and
Princess were riding collided head-on with
another automobile. Both machines were
badly wrecked, but the Queen and
Princess escaped with slight bruises. Two
occupants of the other car were seriously
Injured and removed to a hospital.
Tho Queen, In opening Parliament to
day, announced that the Government will
introduce a bill eliminating present hind
rances to woman suffrage The Queen's
announcement was greeted with applause.
Parliament, the Queen said, will be
asked to vote credits for an Increased navy
In accordance with the program recently
drafted by a naval committee. The Gov
ernment plans special steps for the de
velopment of Indian colonies.
Bills for Stats social Insurance and re
organizing the present system of taxation
will be suported by the Government at the
WOMAN STABBED IN THROAT
Husband Finds Mrs. Paula Fassbind
cr Near Death in Kitchen
Bleeding from a gash in her throat, Mrs.
Paula Fassblnder, 35 years old, of 32
North Randolph street, was found uncon
scious today In the kitchen of her home
by her husband, John Fassblnder.
She was removed in the patrol wagon of
the Germantown and Lycoming avenues
station to the Samaritan Hospital. Her
condition, according to physicians, is
The husband told the police that his
wife had for some time been despondent
over an affliction of her right leg. The
police said that some time ago Mrs. Fats
binder had attempted to end her life.
Outfielder Cather to Wed
Theodore P. Cather, outfielder on the
championship team produced by the
Braves last year, procured a license in
this city today to marry Ida E. Dodge,
28 years old, a trained nurse, living on
Walnut street west of 12th, "Cather, who
Is 6 years old, was still with the Braves
early this season, but then was reported
to have had trouble with the manage
ment over the remuneration he was re
ceiving and jumped to the Federal
A -1 Wife-Mi.
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Wi The Most Delightful Traveling Month 0J
Ifl Philadelphia &
The Popular Rottte vuv4g v j
To travel in September is a pleasure
And to travel on "The Reading" i$ a treat,
But to travel "in September" on "The Reading," jutt remember,
le a combination mighty hard to beat.
A Variety of Short Pleasure Triju.
Ask or 'Phone Nearest Reading
Ticket Office for Particular!.
QFAQHORF 1-00 excursions
DLAOnUlUJ EVERY SUNDAY
TCI Atlantic City, Ocean City, Sea
"' Isle City, Stone Harbor, Wlld
veood or Cupe May,
Leave Chestnut St, and South St,
Ferries 7.30 A. M.
Excursion to tho Switchback,
"The JvrltaerlaBd of America."
$2.50, September 30
ThevTWO BIG FAIRS
ALLENTOWN I TRENTON
SptemW 21, 22, 23, 24 j September 27 to OctoW 1
EVERY BAY A BIG DAYTHRILLING RACES
Got Assy? TieW "THE READtrtG"
MAIL TUBE ABOLITION
FOUGHT BY MERCHANTS
Associations , Tell Postofllce
Commission Automobile Sys
tem Should Not Bo
Protests against the suggested aban
donment of the pneumatlo tube servlco
from the central postofllce to the sub
stations were lodged before the United
States Commission on Pneumatic Tubes,
at a hearing In the Federal Building to
day, by representatives of local business
organizations. A commission of five men
appointed at Washington recently, is sit
ting here today to consider the abandon
ment of the pneumatic tube service, which
Is a part of the genernl plan for the re
organisation of the postal service here.
Former State Attorney General John C.
Bell appeared before the Commission for
the Allied Business Men, Edward B, Mar
tin for the United Business men, L. C.
Graff for the Commercial Exchange and
W. J. P. Murrey for several scattering
All made vigorous protest against the
contemplated change. The suggestion of
the Postoiiice Department that automobile
service be used In place of tho tubes
was severely criticised.
-tinong the commissioners sitting to
day arc Joseph Johnstone, general super
intendent of railway mall service at
..... ngton, and George P. Gardner, as
sistant superintendent of railway mall
service at Washington.
PHILA. ELECTRIC LAWYERS
TOLD TO APPEAR AT HEARING
Public Service Commission Will Tako
Up Complaints Friday
HARniSBURG. Pa., Sept- 21.-Attor-neya
for the Philadelphia Electric Com
pany, against whose rates and service
complaints have been made to the Pub
lic Service Commission, have been asked
to meet the commission at noon Friday.
The request of the jltneymen of Lacka
manna County for an extension of tlm
In which to file papers In answer to tho
complaint that they are operating with
out a certificate of publlo convenience
also will be taken up Friday.
Another Important hearing scheduled
for Friday is- that of the Lancaster Au
tomobile Club against the Lancaster and
Mnrletta Turnpike Company for fa''ure
to keep up its roads. This, like the jit
r.ey case, has State-wide possibilities.
Complaints against Dauphin, Montgom
ery, Berks and Northampton grade cross
ings also come up Friday.
HELD FOR BRIBERY ATTEMPT
Police Accuse Man of Trying to Buy
Frank Roma, 27 years old. of 633 Kater
street, was held In J1000 ball for court
today after It had been testified that he
had approached a police lieutenant and
a district detective and offered them
money for "protection" for two disor
derly houses, which. It was testified, were
to be opened by him.
On Sunday night Roma met District
Detective McGinn, of the 2d and Chris
tian streets station, and offered him 10
a weok as "protection" for a house at
603 South 9th street, and HO a week ad
ditional for similar "protection" for an
other house at 14 Balnbrldge street. It
was arranged that the principals should
meet on Monday. McGinn met Roma yes.
terday at 6th and Kater streets. Ser
geant Toll accompanied the detective.
Roma. It was testified, paid the detective
an advance of $3. He was then urged to
take the lieutenant of the district Into
his confidence and, accordingly, went to
tho station house and made the same
proposition to the lieutenant, who prompt
ly placed him under arrest.
HURT, ASKS AID FOR HORSE
Driver, Hit by Trolley, Thinks First
"Please save my horse," pleaded Charles
Leltzer today when the wagon he was
driving collided with a southbound trolley
car on 4th street above Carpenter.
Leltzer, an employe of the National Bis
cuit Company, was painfully Injured, but
he begged his rescuers to care for tho
animal first. The car struck the wagon
with such tremendous force that the vehi
cle was Inverted, covering tho man and
Witnesses carried Leltzer to the ofllce of
a nearby physician and then procured
aid for the horse from the Woman's Soci
ety for the Prevention of Cruelty to Ani
mals. Leltzer lives on G street below
Allegheny avenue. Ho Is suffering from
severe bruises and cuts.
Bids Opened for Parkway Work
Proposals for work on the Parkway and
for the grading and paving of other thor
oughfares of the city, to the number of
more than 100, were received and opened
by the Department of Public Works at
noon today. The new work will cost tho
city approximately $100,000.
A ltlTli jJ
Jisa1 ; 77&aacz9iJMim .rf&nTi
rawn mmmim, .mnej . em wsur-SFar-niT'1
September la the ideal month for
f, !,u..t0 -the Birthplace of a New
New York $2.50 Round Trip
Special Sunday Kacursloa,
Leaving- Reading Terminal SlOO A, M,
outlnr to America's most sacred, his.
torlcal spot Oood boating; and sptsn
did plcnlo grounds.
JITHEY DKC1SI0N RESERVED
Arguments Heard in Caso of Union
Motor Bus Company In Common
Picas Court No. 4
Complaint of jitney owners who were
forced to discontinue their business be'
cause of Councils' ordinance of July t
was again heard by Common Pleas Court
today, this time by Judges Audenrled,
Cnrr and Flnletter, of Court Ko. t.
Argument was heard for and against
tho demurrer of City Solicitor Ityan to
tho bill In equity filed by the Union Mo
torbus Company against the city au
thorities to restrain them from enforcing
tho ordinance. Decision waa reserved.
Harry Shapiro and Harry M. Derko
wltz argued against the demurrer.
NOW IN WASHINGTON
Photographic Documents of
Dumba Correspondence Ar
rive by Noon Mail
WASHINGTON, Sept 21. Complete
photographic copies ' of all of the doc
uments seized from War Correspondent
Jamen F. J Archibald by the British Gov
ernment were received by Acting Secre
tary of State Polk In the noon mall
These Included tho letter of Ambassador
Dumba to tho Austrian Foreign Ofllce
which was responsible for Dumba's re
call; the Utter of Captain von Papen, the
German military attache to Mme, von
Papen, In which, It is asserted, severe
criticism of the United States was made.
NEW TOrtlC, Sept. 2L Report that
James F. J. Archibald, the American
correspondent, had carried abroad Im
portant German messages In a hollow,
sold-hcaded cano caused Count von Bern-
storft to lsauo tho following statement
through his secretary, Doctor Edelcr, to
day: I know nothing: nbout any gold-headed
cane such as It is said was supplied to
Mr. Archibald. I save no such cane or
any other to Mr. Archibald, nor did I
Give him any papers of any sort what
ever. He solicited any communication I
might wish to send to Berlin, but I re
fused to glvo him any."
IirtOAD AND sus.
J o ii r. .
In "THE CAPRICES OP KITTY"
Great Northern oermant-n aves.
DAILY 2:30 P. M. EVENINGS. T A 9.
THE CNWELCOME WIFE" 5 Parto.
Featuring MADAME MAI.VINE LODEL,
Wedneeday "THE FIXER"
Broad Street Casino BBOS,2OW
CVEXIXRS. 7 and 0.
"RULE SIXTY-THREE" S-Part Drama.
8EI.IO NEWS ,
"HAZARDS OF HELEN" OTHERS
JEFFERSON DAUPHIN STREETS
PILCHER ORGAN RECITALS 0:. 8:30.
Bertha Kalich ln "WIa"
PA Die" RIDQB AVE. AND DAUPHIN
riKTV MAT.. 2 :1B. EVO , 6:30.
THE SECOND IN COMMAND"
Clyde J'WrVe Famout Military Drama
Featuring- FRANCI8 X. DUSHMAN and
MARGUERITE SNOW Metro Picture.
M.... Cn.o...(. THEATRE. 26TH and
New Somerset somerset sts.
DOUBLE BHUW VAX
r.. U..1.MJ THEATRE. 20TH AND
THE GODDESS" Chapter 3. 'THE HAND
of godT" -the highwayman."
"the 11th dimension."
"her rustic hero."
West Allegheny Sft'rSSL&o
"Wormwood" Chaplin WOjfAN..
"FOR A $1000"
LEHIGH Theatre lehiqh ave.
"THE ISLE OF CONTENT'
'THE A8SAYER OF LONE GAP"
r'ATVyiUDIA 2STH AND CAMBRIA 8T8.
IAIVIDKIA. MATINEE AND EVENING
"THE LEGACY OF FOLLY." 'THE SIMP
AND THE SOPHOMORE." HEARST-SELIO
NEWS. "SOPHIE AND THE FAKER."
"NOBODY WOULD RELIEVE."
Columbia Theatre Columbia ave.
"THE SOCIAL LION"
"ROMANCE OF ELAINE"
THE SLAVEY STUDENT"
Featuring VIOLA DANA
'THE FABLE OF THE ROYBTERINO
BLADE8." "A LUCKY DEAL."
lTVCAT 10TH AND COLUMBIA AVE.,
lLfSUL, MAT., 2 P. M. EVO.. Ti 9
"BOYS WILL RE ROYS"
'THE RED BTEPHANO"
THE WINNING WASH"
"HI8 SINGULAR LE880N"
MnDDTC 10TH AND NORRI8
riWKIXlD MATINEE A EVENING
flpedol Foorure Day. 'THE JUGGERNAUT."
In n parte, with EARL WILLIAMS ANITA
STEWART. HEARRT-SELIO NEW8, No. 68.
ON THE WRONQ TRACK"
PlDADn AVENUE THEATRE
VjlIVrAlXL TTH AND GIRARD AVE.
IRENE FENWICK in
"THE WOMAN NEXT DOOR"
The MAMMOTH amAn.DdAflTBr.
Mat, Every Day, 1:80 to B:S0. Evga., 1 to 11
2D OF WAR SERIES
STRAND 12TH AND ainARD
CtL.1 rin- In "IT WAS TO BE"
"IN HIOH SOCIETY"
a t u x n a
AIIPORA QERMANTOWN AVENUE
Ul-IV ABOVE NORRIS
"HEARTS AND ROSES " "A CITY RUBE."
"PEARLS OF THE BALTIC."
"SWEDISH ARMY AND NAVT"
NEW VICTORIA UT" cumb,
"The Secret of Lot River"
TIVOLI Theatre SISw3
"THE BROKEN COIN" No. 7
'A MAN AND HIS MONET"
TUB FATAL KISS" OTHERS
;OAD 8T. Aa.
'iiAjilico waive, rttn nan
THE IRISH IN AMERICA"
"Tea Umuv VUalar" TOANK
arc rmmejy rnstaitja; bhehidan
BPBCIAL OHCHKITKAr. OUOAN MKOITAL
Selections from "WHIWKeUNU. WILLOW"
LAURA HOK CREVrT
In "THE FIOHTINO HOPE"
TO PUT ON TROUSERS
Maids Selected for Bautjr and
Personality by Chewtnot
Street Opera Heme '''
Chestnut street stood stilt fer js lew
minutes while nine pretty girls pouteet an
posed. A triumphant smile en), tho
beautr of their well-rounded cfceefca and
twinkling eyes, due, perhaps, te tke tact
that they were the pick of 4M aentiseBU
who sought to be ushers at the Cheotatit
Street Opera House. For several week
Manager McSween has been enetoaVoria
to net six pretty girls, and It prove to
be a difficult task. He was swamped wNh
applicants, but there was always sew
thins; lacklnir when It came to an analysis.
A girl who had pretty hair had a faulty
nose, or the girl with nice pink cheek wm
too fat. And there were many with pretty
eyes, but some had double chine or Mrsre
mouths. Therefore It took tome aerMns
and picking to get what one wonM say at
a glance was a pretty girl.
They got their first taste of being in Dm
publlo eye yesterday when they were
coaxed before the camera while CfaesUmt
street was thronged, and they here teei
bravely. Motormen and drivers far
traffic regulations temporarily and sat
on the bevy of beauty. The preeaecttra
ushers, however, looked straight at, ta
camera and wouldn't steal aa mueh an a
glance at some of the natty-looking bay
who looked them over. Only nine of the
ten were on hand and the other success
ful girl no doubt will feel greatly ate'
appointed at being- late for the picture.
President Rea 60 Today
Today Is the 60th birthday of aamaei
Ren, president of the Pennsylvania Matt
road. Mr. Rea Is spending the day quiet
ly at his home at Bryn Mawr, having re
cently undergone an operation at the
Polyclinic Hospital. Mr. Rea entered the
employ of the Pennsylvania Railroad aa
rodman and chalnman In 1871 and roe
rapidly. He waa born In HollidaysbuTg,
Blair County, Pa.
,, . . KIMBALL, ORSAJI
T'fs.J.iS? and s p- M- Eie., 6:80 t U
BLANCHE SWEET. CARLTLE ULACKWBLL
and THEODORE KOUERT8 ln
The Ortallu Vitcwttd. Photoplay,
"THE SECRET ORCHARD"
Tomor. ELSIE JANI8 ln NEARLY A LABt
nays Obtained Thru Stealer Booklsg Oe
ORANn BZD A" MARKET STRSar
vjW11l- Matinee Dally Oc. Evseu. 1
Edmund Rri ,n XUB walls o
i-uiuuna preese jericho- .
"THE BROKEN COIN"
O T H E It S
EUREKA 40T" AND
wnDTi?T MARKET STREETg
WpS. GEORGE NASH
in "THE COTTON KING"
IMPERIAL ""SB... .
fll ORF 50TU AND MARKET STS.
r at i 1Dal,irt2l5. ErHy7.
i l,ii V . i. L, J
"THE HIGH ROAD"
SPRI IPP SPRUCE BELOW 60TH
ri.Tr. l7'M'r Ntv Hauagm-A
MARION LEONARD and a
Selected Cast in "THE VOW"
&?...... PFDAR THEATRE
POPULAR EAJil 60TJr 4 CED1B
Chapter No. S 'THE DIAMOND FROM Ti
SKY." "SNAP SHOTS." "JERRY AJf
THE GUNMAN." Cub Corned, with GBOl
OVEY. "WITH FATHER'S KmJ?
Shemood . g JftRgfJ
'SSr?. !&.. Robert Warwick
in "THE STOLEN VOICE"
The BALTIMORE vS&SSt.
Dally, 6:30. 8. 0:30 P. M.
. WM. A. BRADY Preeenta
MARTHA HEDMAN A TI4I? ! MM
JOHN HINES In IflCe VJJ3
HAMILTON "" Lanedowne
"MARRYINO MONET" b" llSle-iwltk
CLARA KIMBALL YOUNG
"LORD BARRIN0T0N-8 ESTATE"
D. W. GRIFFITH. Producer of "MS XT .'
Nation." directed HENRY B. WALTHALL
iW&S"? SWEET In "HOMl 8WMT
HOME" 6 Part.; OTKnUU
flARDFN MD LAN8DOWNE AV
VlVJill MATINEE 2. EVENING e ft.
& "Should aTvIotlwTdr
IT" Betty Nansen PfrM
Broadway Theatre mwaVW!F
Mignon Anderson, Helen HohtM)
"EYES THAT SEE NOP'
RARTRAM THEATRE and AIRDOMJI
THE CRIMINAL" ""'"
"JANE OF THE BOIL" ,
"SWEEDIE IN VAUDEVILUC" '
"NEAL OF THE NAVY" "
LINCOI N 40TH AND WOODLAUB
"WHEN LOVE IS NOT
"PAT HOGAN, DECEABID"
'GOOD IN THE WORST OT TJB"
58th St. Theatre 08TK JJLva
"Under the Crect" No. 6
THE WRONO LABEL"
"HEAVY VILLIANS" OTHSJM
RPMM 64T1I AND WOODLAND
S : MAT-JJ10- Eva.. ii
Edmund Breeae In "Tht Shooting Baa
MeOrejo." "TKt Fat of Numltr .
"BeotVa Morolaoi." -A Hot rWa,",..
mlaelon. Mat- 8c, Err., Ad. 16oJ CMM, Bo.
'THE PATH TO THE RAINBOW"
tjiu umitcd remit" "Ma:
B.rln. "WHAT'S OlIBS " "
OF ELDERBUBH GULCH."
OVERBROOK hav-E "
-""'"- PVJn e mt .a.
BTAKS liai. V. UNM
In "BUsHNBee IB WUljIIHlajr I
"UNoam Tiir oiatod
A HMO." Vteba Maitla I
Wtmrn'ri." AM. Mat. Bi . .
"MHTnT Fllll, a af rl
naa A jast"fJ an arrmajer
la. V al a i .-. w s w ,
it, taaej urot bn vui-sr
i SI E i I B