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( OBVIOUSLY TREATED
,fH. McLaughlin's New Play,
W at wa'nuc, may uwi-uy
Thank Its Star
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(,...... IJ'.V- Yfl.Mi.wBt. Act I
irWiTEllJ Dt'iih'w'i " Act n
Btme. ACt III JO BBmB.
There are three ways that the theme of
eras Sternal Mnitdalene" might have been
tiUtrd In muslo as a fine sonata, as an
Mkwtrious poem or aa a popular and un
2miT play. Mr. nobert 11. McLaughlin
kelnr. apparently, no musician or poet, hat
MioweA the last-named courae and he has
rEty tailored a semlretlglous melodrama
Jrth, measure of Miss Kugenle Blair and
wir'cowrtltuents. Their name la legion.
Sf,y m"' than "comfortably filled" the
Wsiout Street Theater laat night. And
Uli .ma .inw that competent actress that
Teas stock tradition can still thrill and sting.
.. . .u. rum thaw w.m mnrn nlt.n.
Towara mu ij ...- ...-.- .
.,.:. ,.,( n,. v inolt It In trood part always.
mt it not glvo Miss lllalr back her cnlclum
IfMtmet and her robes of light that she used
m wear in me anie-cmenm ui
there not a gorgeous and mouth-filling
aeeh for the star at the close of act two,
one good thick preliminary emotion, one
. . . Mill .ft. .a.4 .n ...
nd the numorous uum umi .
r. McLaughlin's work Is frankly for
.v whn fl rather than think. Some-
'what broadly he treats of the pretty Idea
that beneain me Bcariei ioiut ucm i
arays the heart of. motherhood and love.
It Is a theme, as has been said, more sus
ceptible 'to muslo and poetry than the foot-Whts-
There It becomes largely a matter
3,1 blue, spangles, "baby spots." rhetoric,
!..--, ..a.nn.l.tlnn. V.aisll ftM hVIM.
icnDllcai l'H wi'. "-, ..".. .,
crltes, gentie-minaeu proyuuus. nuuro uu
the new evangelism, pinkish Ingenues and
iwhat the movies call "visions." By "fad
W out" In act onj Into a sort of "Servant
la the House" preachment, with "The Eter-
(Ml Magdalene as me preacner 10 mo nuw
eld hypocrite and "raaing-into" reality in
set three, the author completes three hours
t entertainment and sometimes a bit of
That this boredom, which Is not exces
sive. Is due to Miss Blair, no one In his
lenses would affirm, a deft technician,
polseful, beautifully vocative, and skilled,
through lonr' training In the economy of
, gesture and the blandishment of the eye,
"th is a far more Interesting study than
Ejjir. McLaughlin. She has the old tricks,
fitlie sltmateu s, tne upsweep oi tne voice
. 'fAr hnmnr and the downaween for Bathos.
LMand (he sense of posture and ease of bear-
Fitng. Kot always real, not always tne best
I'ef Its sort, but the genuine product of a
? genuine school, not a chance success tnrougn
i a babyish, personality or a mincing- or hoy--'denlsh
mannerism. In short, an actress.
Just how valuable Is the possession of
" this quality, when trained, may be guessed
' when It is feald that sot a single titter
'.greeted the line, "Into the gutter!" wnen
.the said It. "The pity of It I" which Is cer
"talnly as old as "Camllle," really had quite
sa pltlrul little ring to it when sue earn it.
jBhe put a new alamour, or at least the re
3 flection of the oiU glamor, on all such stuff.
'.One almost wished the dayu of stock were
lUllve now. For the "movies," while great
fa their way, cannot give us warm voloes
and the proximity of the speaker.
'The Eternal Magdelene," according to
IVu records, was written for Julia Arthur's
1, re-entry onto tho modern Btage. It bears
r tin marks of being written to order; It Is
ijlirfely a matter of mechanical contrivance.
ei ratner odvious Daiance, ratner stale
. touch-and-go. Yet It Is not a bad play,
M ola-roshlonea plays go, and some of Its
eutspokenneis Is likely to give it a factitious
Value In a certain public's mind. It has one
or two bright bits; a reporter more rep
ertorlal than most, and a woman of light
Virtue who Is educated. That It will be
popular Is a good wager, for It la easily
Understood and It has an actress. U. D.
,'KlOAn"Th Two Janes' with Htrry Fiiher.
a rauaicai larce. wltn Dock uy Norman I
Swartout; lyrlca bv W. M. Cruiy and Ted
Jtoblmon, and mualo by alax Kaetkenlieurer.
Frt metropolitan production.
rORREST "Mlia Sprlnrtlmt." with Sari
rtiraia. John E. llajiard and aori
MacFarlane. A VIctrolafDl of delicious Vtan
nil muilc, with sood corned added.
! OARRICK "Sport of Law." with Mary Boland
na Frederick Truradell. A drama by Utuart
iroi. baaed upon tin motlva of revenaa which
'-poaaeaalon of a youna? womanT mind.
" , nrat metropolitan production of a pro
Modal and Incenuoua tarlller.
p tTniC "Robinaon Cruaoe. Jr.." with Al Jol-
?!!?. iwrenco uorily and Kitty Doner. A
w'n'er-Oarden 'allow with a plot and all the
other thlnja. Jolaon at hla beat.
ADELPHI-Eipcrlence." . with Erneat Qlen.
uiunma. iviiiarn inseraou ana a 'larse caet.
A mojern morality play," with more reality
ana numanneaa about It than sraced "Every
woman." Qlendlnnlnr acts auperbly.
EVENING LEDGER-PtoUADELPHIA", TUESDAY. SEPTEMBER 19, 1916
AT POPULAIl PniCES
;"The Eternal Masdalene
tfl Blair, A drama In which '"tha eternal
to hla town to
I bla opinion of
If. SrwS'n cornea In a dream to a reformer,
.. uu urouan( a revivauai
clean up Ita moralat ha alters
tne "oldeat profeaalon."
lffiSTNtlT STHEET OPERA HOOBE "The
' ." a jMaiipn," win Henry U. Walthal .
laa March, l.llllan nih TlAlil.U llarrnn VJat.
SrMJl?!3 ni1 the well-remembered caa't. D.
aeen lait vr at ih. i7...- -n - .'
l!H.n,,n" ,0. th cU 'or "a nrat ahowlnc at
Popular prlcea. Limited ensaaement.
fltNICKERBOCICKR "Tha Olrl He Couldn't
' SX'a wh,Mabell fcatella and othera. A
,.- I -Mtw"riu, Hireaay laminar 10 Ilia
th. '. In yhlcb a forlorn youna rl realaia
VS. jeniPtatlona of a man who haa ruined
NEW IrttlTffntfl TTiTnia
SfTljJ.IsFTJr,Prft?i b", ', wk. 'The Ilouaa of
t ';. -W"h Edna (loodricb. a Moroaco-fara.
mount nimi a nurton Holmes Travelocu from
"'"sow to Udlnburah. and tner uaual rounded
M'1?' It liall of week, "The Howard
R.iR' l!act ' with I-oulao liuff and lottlo
and oth rmou, Mayers-Paramount film.
IfPJA y rat. half of week, 'Tha Dawn.
rfff-lrft half of weak. "Each Pearl a
2S.V, i. ?i..WA- '.'..ky-Para.
,;--,V"". " "re. .aft nan wi Willi
The Victory of Conaclence," with Lou Telle
S,,?? c'eo Blis'ar, a Laaky-l'aramounl
Production, and others.
-i in rrancea I
on and Arthur Ashler, a
tSiftNCTnral half of week,
JMI of week. "Mlater U." with Harold Ick.
JWMand May Allison, a Vorka-Metro pro-
--...v,( ifit oinera.
rtanile (lira. od
k. "Mlater 44."
k..ir.,,- jr.r.m "". ".i."
-."..i, vivuutiiua, auu oiucra.
'1 riprans- Tempeat and Marlon Sun.
in --A nroaaway nouauet"! Harry
'TOR'A-Wrat half Of weak, "1
4JiVe. La ht'ljin )D,!rtan.1
$& ilarold Lockwqod TrJI ila
"'r. iiaurlc Urlerre and Uur.
fweuty Odd Yeara")
Hi.P'Wi-a.nd Bmma Kauai Dut-an ani
tHi. X"!r. Htm
Tbay Auto Know
i. ssrrs.' '-;! .r.""?
f?b'r."'."3 Verera. and Bell frl-
raa aelden-orlajv itmiiu .i . ,!
l"J!1?,'Bd,,l?!'r,i 5."et.' WlldUh In
. Wfil Ppw and DWI Wtafior a.od
LMUOlHi !") UOJiH
uo 'in uicai
Inadone In '"john'e New Car''
Mualcal Oclellei t
-n.Kutr In Willi Johm' iKt
Hfalirll r An nnanll . kT.t.. X F.
1 lb Patha Newa and liutual Xf-Mi-
k i . . .
"uitaitam, - fen
l)t t wk, "TtM 8M
AnaaarbAi aoaMOVi utitv
SIDELIGHT ON THE DYING SUMMER LID SEASON
Catty I U B S. MM &tr ilfln, 'ivrilw
STlfAOUUS OH.SoCft'fA fc CQOU . 3ZJSZ0!A
? I ytOrTOcnTPX LOOK tiKB I fCEL?
M , I I
HOVO IT FBCLS rr: A CHIP OH TWE. SHOOLDBR frfSffSS
A VERY TIMELY BILL
DELIGHTS AT KEITH'S
Tempest nnd Sunshine, Deluxe
Maids of Vaudeville, Head
depleting the mingled feelings of citizens who consider It rcnlly too early for n felt and yet rather lato for
"BHITH OF A NATION"
Arcadia, Stanley, Regent
Ruby Offer New Film
By the Photoplay Editor
They who escape romance, do so at the
loss of an Immortal crown. Thus George
Meredith. He never saw "The Birth of
a Nation" and thcrellB nothing to prove
he would have enjoyed It. But what ro
mance is there: and how It endures I Yes
terday the famous film came to town, for
the last time, on this occasion opening the
season at the Chestnut Street Opera House.
The photoplay editor "dropped in" for five
minutes and stayed for tin hour and a
half so compelling is tho force animating
D. W, Griffith's greatest motion picture.
"Intolerance" Is not excepted In that state
ment. For 'The Birth of a Nation" has what
"Intolerance" has not : a well-focused. In
tense story, the tragedy- of a lost cause,
the beauty of belief In a theme that all
do not believe In. Its cunning balancing
of Incident: Us extraordinary character
painting; Its moments erf holy grief and
passionate revenge these make It un
paralleled. It Is a wonder and a delight
oven when one has seen It a dozen times.
There was present a large audience which
"took sides" with old-time enthusiasm, and
united In applause of crucial points.
With a bit of fall snap In the air, the
acres of snow which Mr. Ince managed to
dig up for "The Dawn Maker," at the
Arcadia, are more than welcome. In many
ways, they are the best part of the new
Triangle film, so far as novel angles go. W,
S. Hart plays an Indian half-breed with the
thorough artistry which he has customarily
given to western preachers and bad men.
and he receives excellent support from Wil
liam Desmond and Blanche White. But the
story of this drama of the Canadian North
west seems just a lttle thin. It Is straight
forward enough ; we learn of the love of
Joe Elk. half-breed and son of a chief, for
the factor's daughter, and we see the sacri
fice by, which he saves her and her nance
from death In the winter wilderness. But If
there were any tremendous moments In the
brlglnal script, the censor has removed
them. Undeniably, the snow scenes and the
Indian details amply compensate, however.
The Stanley showed yesterday, In "The
House of I.les," a film not up to the usunt
high standard of the house. And this In
spite of the fact that the new Morosco
Paramount featuro contains some of the
finest photography nnd the mast beautiful
"locations" ever shown on local screens.
Director William D. Taylor has done ex
traordinarily well. But oh I what a
scenario'! From start to finish It Is either
wildly Impossible or sentimental In the
I -aura Jean Llbbey vein. Let us draw the
critical veil and congratulate Mr. Taylor
once more on his genuine artistry. The
general level of production In Mr. Morosco's
Alms has been steadily rising. In 'The
House of Lies" he has the most satisfying
optical display that he has yet achieved.
Edna Goodrich was well supported.
'The Revolt," as a play of some sea
sons ago, was rather a poor play. 'The
Revolt," as a World-Brady photodrama at
the Regent, Is rather a good photodrama.
That Is, where It hasn't been Bclssored by
the powers. Under tho guise of a sociologi
cal treatise, this product of Edward Locke,
tells the old story of the double moral
standard. It has been neatly directed by
Barry O'Xell, once of Lublnvllle, and ade
quately enacted by tho petite Frances Nel
son and the homely Arthur Ashley. The
fact that the man's loose life has been
reduced to nothing doesn't make the case
for his wife very strong. But picture
patrons ought to be used to that by now,
Theda Bara and a valise have the chief
roles In "Her Double Life," which sounds
like a Keystone, but Isn't. It was at the
Ruhyvyesterday, and might have remained
over Jon Its merits, which are not slight.
Produced by J. Gordon Kdwards for Fox,
the film mounts up to a good melodramatic
climax. In which MIbs Bara, by appropriat
ing the valise, pawns herself oft on a noble
English family as a relative, and wins a
havo her discharged. At the climacteric
moment Hope finds a champion In Joe May
nard, who has taken to a career of crime
because of an undeserved jail sentence.
Mabelle Rstelle repeated her success In
the role of Hope Nelson, and Harry Dewey
was seen to advantage, as Joe Maynard,
Irene Reels as Kitty Burns and Bert B.
Melville furnished the comedy throughout
Two of the very best elements In vaude
ville rro Florenz Tempest and Marlon Sun
shine It Is quite fitting that the offering
which they present at Keith's should be
"A Broadway Bouquet." It consists of
songs, fresh evidently from fertile soil,
rendered In a dainty, fascinating manner
wh'ch holds your ear to every word.
Their gowns seem to be In keeping with
the spirit of their melodies. Miss Tempest
belles her name There seems to be little
savoring of the storm or the tornado about
her. Like her partner sho radiates sun
shlno which help to keep "A Broadway
Bouquet" In the full bloom of success.
Horry Bcresford and company In 'Twen
ty Odd Years," a very clever charactertstlo
playlet of rural life, made equally ns good
an Impression ns on their first visit In this
sketch. It was reviewed In these columns
Tommy Dugan nnd Miss Raymond, for
mer I'hlladelphlana who deserted us for
I.ong Island, won no end of laughs with
their comedy auto act. It was their first
appearance In the "two-a-day" class In this
city. Tho results proved that they belong
to tho big show, Dugan's quiet way of
doling out comedy Is refreshing. Miss Ray
mond shared flfty-nfty In tho "clean-up."
Their auto act should speed right along
the path of success.
King and Harvey, In comedy songs,
scored the applause hit of the show. Dainty
bits of vaudevtlto flavored with comedy
were offered by Brleno and King. They re
ceived emphatic approval.
Mabelle Osgood and Emma Raus pleased
In musical selections. The Lelghtons
aroused laughs. Tho Barclnr performed
daring acrobatic feats nnd Roberts and
Verera presented the best juggling net
seen hero In a long time. Tho latest news
was flnshed In the pictures. J, a. C,
Golden Troupe Globe
An exhibition of tho wild nnd primitive
Russian folk dances by the Golden Orloff
Troupe In nn act entitled "Christmas In
Moscow" heads the bill at tho Globe this
week. The bright and nrtlstlo costumes
worn by tho performers and an appropriate
musical accompaniment added to tho suc
cess of the net. Charles E. WIldlBh and
company were seen In "The Tool Room,"
a dramatic offering, with a strong moral
lesson, which was warmly received. Ed
munds and Edna Leedom scored nn em
phatic hit and won many laughs In a com
edy playlet. "Going to the Wedding"; Jones
and Johnson, comedians ; Dow and Dow, the
Hebrew Sailors. Welmors and Burt, the
Gordons, Qorceo Brothers, knockabout come
dians, and the Musical Clovers. The pic
tures were up to the minute.
' TCtnntrA DM ftf ftV!fin Hrnnil
Eight pretty girls playing bras Instru
ments In the Empire Musical Octette prove
tha chief attraction at the Nixon Grand
In a program that Is good all tho way
through. Tho other acts nre the Three
I.angdons In a comedy, "Johnny's New
Car": Joe Browning In a clever chnracter
study, 'Tho Return of Solomon"; Kuter.
Hughes and Kuter In a sketch, "Willie
Jones's Stepmother" Abbott nnd White,
musicians, and Neher and Kapelle, skaters,
Sons of Abraham Cross Keys
There Is nn abundance of fun and orig
inality In "The Sons of Abraham," which
headlines tho bill at tho Cross Keys. The
cast Is especially cipabto and tho act Is
punctuated with many laughs.
The bill Includes Daisy Hat-court, Eng
lish comedienne; Billy Kenny, singer nnd
mimic; Hecnan nnd Clark, Knight nnd Saw
telle and an entertaining photoplay.
Lcona LnMnr William Pcnn
Leona LnMar. 'The Girl With a Thousand
Eyes," mystified and entertained an appre
ciative audlenco at the William Penn. Her
Lability to answer questions readily about
persons ana tilings amazed those present.
Ryan nnd Lee aroused no end of laughs.
Arthur Havel and company presented "Play
mates" with good results. Tho show also
Included Flsko nnd Dalton, singers and
dancers, and the photoplay, "Lieutenant
Danny of the U. S. A."
Vare's Mule; Dumonts
Vare's Mule kicked up no end of a fuss at
Dumonts last night to the delight of a big
audience. The complications caused by
the workmen's compensation net were also
shown In the course of a funny sketch.
Pete Shaw, Tom Mnlono. Eddlo Cassaday,
Benny Franklin. Vie Richards, Alt Gibson
and others had a big share In the fun-making.
"MELO" AT THE KNICKERBOCKER
"Tho Girl He Couldn't Buy" Returns
'The Girl He Couldn't Buy," which re
turns to this city at the Knickerbocker The
ater this week, has all the thrills of a regu
lar oldtlme melodrama, the poor but honest
working girl, tho villain, tho hero in the per
son of a "cracksman" and the struggle to
regain a lost fortune. Hope Nelson Is
forced Into reduced circumstances by the
death of her father and works In a de
partment store. David Burnham, her
father's unscrupulous business associate,
tries to get the girl In his power. When
she spurns his advances he threatens to
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ARC A JJ 1 A BELOW 10TH
Wm. S. Hart in "The Dawnmaker,
. rfti-ftt f BJD AND THOMPSON
APOLLVJ MATINEE DAILY
BLANCHE SWEET "Tho Dupe"
CHARLIE CHAPLIN In "TUB COUNT"
Vint HT-lVTrr B2D ABOVE MARKET
BELMONT Ma,.; ijm so.
Arr. A T 60TH AND CEDAR AVE.
CEDAK PARAUOVNT THEATBB
MAE MURRAY in
THE DREAM Qk"
Cleo Ridgley and Wallace Reid In
WV ' ,I,?.'fliMiifti1l WAtriM"
'"lilla O"" Ja '2ZZZ?Z-
TU FRANKrORD j
Dustin Farnum Cameo''Kirby,f
.-.,1 cT THEATER, MAT. DAILY,
50 111 3 Bl. Sprue. E.ra. T to Jl,
PAULINE FREDERICK in
THE WOMAN IN THE CABE"
:T1I AND DAUPHIN
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PAULINE FREDERICK in
"THW ny " " ; ,"" , ,,
HOUSE PETERS & GAIL KAN
nv" VBLVBT PAW"
t or. AN THEATER
rU Rideley and WaHaee Reid in
"T. .VT.r. urlift. Ik. lloLUn Wlnlnw."
Toe lHa ". . "- ..-, -
LIONEL BARRYMORE otIq,ii.
Market St. Theater
OLGA PETROVA in
"THE SOUL MARKET"
PALACE 12U MARKr STREET
FANNIE WARD1"2"0" .
OLORIA'a ROMANCE NO. 18
PARIf niDOB AVE. ft DAUPHIN BT.
r-rtl.rw MAT.. 2:10. EVO 0:45 to 11.
William Desmond & Enid Markey
in 'r.ireiTTi-ftjAK'p niiiMvi.
MARY MacLAREN in
"SAVING THE FAMILY NAME"
DrrifwT M MARKET STREET
Frances Nelson & Arthur Ashley in
I "THE REVOLT"
MIA! TTl OERMANTOWN AVE.
IIJLIKJ AT TULPEJIOCKEN BT.
VIRGINIA PEARSON in
5HJC TORTURED HEART"
IID V MARKET 8TREBT
U I BELOW TTH 8TRKET
Aiita Stewart u combat"
WALTER LAW in
THB UNWELCOME) MOTHKR"
I7TII -AND VENANdO 8TS.
MARIE DORO in
"CCMMON fl HOUND"
VICTORIA ABOVJC NINTH
W. S. HARTn-nw, Patriot"
CTAWI B"V MARKET ABOVE 19TII '
O 1 JUNLtb I 11 110 A. M. to 11U5 P. M.
EDNA GOODRICH in
THE HOUSE OV XJaH'l
WMT rHtXAPMJHIA I HnriTJi PHILABBf PIA
V 1 1 at F aC A MARKaTT BTB.
juMl Morrison and Botty Howe in
JHW HTHE ALIBI"
Willkm RuwaU te "aSoRaw Bip
Alto "MYSTERIES OrMYKA
$1800 Kennels Burned
During a thunderstorm which swept over
th6 city laat night lightning struck tho
Montlbello Kennels on tho estate of Mrs.
P. D. M, Cardeza, Washington lano west of
Limekiln pike. The kennels were burned,
with a loss of $1800.
"TIIE TWO JANES"
ARE TWO TOO MAN?)
Weirdest Entertainment Sine
Cherry Sisters Tried on the
Dog at Broad
Tim TWO, JANE8" A mualcal fares ha.
i noon nr Norman Lea Hwartoui, Moan
' Ma VaetVanhauar. Lvrlcs hr W. N. Crar
ant Tad Robinson, stared by Fr4rtfc
Manarmnt Rarva Products Caaaj.
Ejnj-, jiroan HI
. . . . Jamee McKlhfm
Aunt Jans ,.,.., .....Llman U
i".,. Maria Fasoliaaattl
oh tiayler, Frederick TrsjrWMia
lienlamm Moor.. Harry rMjaf
Sallla un actrraa) ..Jane Faarnhif
Alma (a dancer) Victoria rWarafc
Tlma On dar In Auruat, 115. riaee
JIalrcon Hotel, Cataklll Mountains. 8ct
Rotunda of tha Hotel Halcron.
"Have iou met tclln on accidenti"
"I don't know Jutt what II it, hut I hav
met uith an accident." From "Tht Two
Havo you ever been a dogT The kind
they try It onT If you haven't, go to the
Ilroad. But borrow Tom Daly'a Uunkhound
and take him with you, There Is ome
thing up there that needs his attention.
Our theatrical suburb waa diverted last
night with tho most remarkable contraption
of a "try-out" In years. They tailed It
The Two Janes." and It piled the Os of
"What Happened" on the Potion of "The
Dluo Knvelopo," In sublime and confident
amateurishness of book, lyrics, scenery,
muslo and acting. It holds out the hope
that tho present generation has at last pro.
duced something to stand beside the Cherry
The book had some momenta of varu
lucidity when the author stopped writing
and Harry Fisher said, 'Those la thorn"
and "I aro here," and barked at his fellow
canines out In front. Then for a moment
there was surceaso from: "Kver been In
lover "No, but I've had the measles."
Klsher's fun and tho author's fun are about
tho samo age, of course, but Fisher's once
There wits a plot.
There was also muslo. Tho management
was unkind enough to cut out what Fisher
would call "two of It" and let tho plot in.
But even at that, "Tho Two Janes" lasted
only two hours. .
It was put on. appropriately enough, by
a producing company calling; Itself 'the
ltescrve. If only-ah. If only fL,t had-used
a little more of that estlmabU quality.
The Wise Men (?)
A Modern Piano Fable
Once upon a time a wise (?) man rnnrfti'vprl
the idea that lots of money could be made
by buying and selling Pianos, this wise (?)
man icausuiuiactne puoiic as a majority
did not understand Diano values. So
with this in mind he went forth into
the highways and byways where
pianos are made to be sold to just
such wise (?) men, and he bought
many instruments with shiny cases
and pretty keys that were to adorn
the homes of the many people in his
city. He then spent lots of hard
earned money in tellino- the hnme
dwellers of these wonderful nianns fW
wouid make any home look more heanf-ifiil.
and he sold many pianos. So. like him. did
m many more wise (?) men go to the cities where
beautiful-looking pianos are made, they also resounding the praise of these
But one day a WISE buyer who did not sell pianos, but understood music
and tone values, wanted to buy a piano that he could hand down to his children
and his grandchildren. He shopped in the stores of many of these wise (?) men,
and not being especially interested in outward show, but desiring lasting music,'
he conceived the idea of going to a concern which for many years had been
constructing pianos. He had these instruments played, he listenejd attentively
to the tones, he inspected the interior construction and he bought a piano from
the concern that made them, that understood them, and whose broad guarantee
covered every vital part of the instrument. And lo! behold! he found that by
buying from the maker he saved 25 on the prices asked by the1 wise (?) men
ana the value he received was greater.
Moral It pays to buy from the maker who sells to the home
direct rather than from a dealer who buys and sells pianos.
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