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Washington Post, The (Newspaper) - July 20, 1913, Washington, District Of Columbia PRODUCERS BUSY WITH PLANS FOR NEW THEATRICAL SEASON Notes of the Stage Before leaving Washington for "Winni- peg last night Mr. and Mrg. A. H, Buren said, In reply re an inquiry, their contract for weeks In Cana- dian city would prevr.t r-I-.in Washington next summer for a stock gagement. leading eomedy role of Sherry In "Madame Sherry" will brins; Fred Frear back to Washington tnis week at the same theater where h-> numerous successes a number of years ago when the playhouse was known as Albaugh's. "A ISpclal Highwayman" is underlined for production by the Columbia the week of August 4. The game this afternoon between the Chicago club and the Climbers will he the occasion for the opening of the Co- lumbia Theater, where prompt service will enable the various plays upon the Chicago field to be reproduced upon the latest improved Playograph score board. There are nineteen musical 'numbers In "Madame the best known being "Bv'ry Ldttle "The Birth of the "The Birth of 'Tm All "We Are Only P'oor Weak and "Let's Play House." H. Wayne Pierson, formerly assistant treaaurer at the National Theater, but for the last season advance representative for "The Blue is spending his va- cation In the Capital, Mr. Pierson re- jolna "The Blue Bird" In September. The Lyman H. Howe Travel Festival will occupy the Columbia Theater four Sunday nights, beginning August 10. This novel entertainment has become an an- nual feature of the Columbia's season. Bessie Maxwell will resume her posi- tion with the Columbia Players tomor- row night, appearing as Helena Wrangle In "A Contented Woman." Avita Sanchez, the 'Peplta in "Madam'e has. been of great assistance In rehearsing the Poll Players In the va- rious dancss for the musical comedy, May (speaking of stout people) Is to open her season at the Plymouth Theater, Boston. George Arllss in "Dis- Cyril Maude. Margaret Anglln in Shakespeare, and ''General John are among the other attractions booked for the LJetder Company's attractive Bos- ton playhouse. Brandon who plays the title j'ole of "Joseph His Is planning a flying European trip to read the manuscript of his own play, "The Melody of to an English star is Interested in ita London produc- tion. Gertrude BondhlH's singing of the lulla- fcy in "Mrs. Wlggs of the Cabbage Patch" Was encored at every perform- ance at Poll's last week. Miss Bondhlll eings the leading role In "Madame Sherry" this week. Frequently "mo'vies" have proved a great ttlesstog to the actor. Take Charles Kent for example. Ten years or so ago he -was playing the king in "In the Palace of the with Viola Allen. brought the role a distinction torn of a mastery of the technique of act- Ing won through several decades of ex- perience In the very best of schools. His performance of tlie role still stands out Jn the memory. Then came a serious mishap, and Mr. Kent lost his voice. The stage had lost one of its finished char- acter actors. What was as sad. Mr. Kent had lost his source of income. But then came "the and, with them the old actor's salvation. Dudley Hawley will make his debut In musical comedy in the role of Edward Bherry at Poll's this week. AT THE THE A TERS THIS WEEK Sherry." "Madame Sherry" will ;be the offering of the Poll Players this week. The breezy, tuneful entertainment is fey the authors of "Three in the Poll organization appeared to excellent advantage last season. "Madame Sherry" has been described as a French vaudeville in three, acts. The hero is young Edward Sherry, who is living in Paris on the bounty of his wealthy uncle, Theophilua Sherry. In order to get a larger, remittance each week, Edward has told his uncle that he is married. The ruse works, and Ed- ward draws further upon his imagination by announcing the arrival of a son and daughter. Uncle Theophilus decides to come to Paris to see his nephew's family, and Edward learns of the impending vis- it a few hours before the provider's ar- rival. He begins a frantic --search for a temporary wife, and finally Is compelled to enlist the services of his housekeeper. He cannot find two small children, so he persuades his sweetheart to act as one and Leonard, in love with the sweet-- heart, to act as the other. When the uncle arrives he brings with him Yvonne, a charming convent girl, who Immedi- ately captivates Edward. The masquer- ading daughter forgotten, and all Edward's energies are bent upon winning the love of Yvonne. How the hero rids himself of a spurious wife and two adopted children, and how he finally wins the hand of Yvonne, constitute the lead- ing features of the story. Fred FVear, .a.tnusieal comedy comedian of .wide j experience, has-been especially engaged'for the role of Theophilus, the part created by Ralph- Herz; Avita San- chez, a Porto Rican stage beauty, will toe s.een aa Pepita, a Venezuelan ad- venturess: Miss Gertrude Bondhill Is ex- mayor of the town, opposing her own husband, who' is the regular nominee of the dominant party. The complexity of the situation is further heightened by the conscientious scruples of Van Dyke Beard, a butler in the service of the Holme family, rather than show partiality to either his master or mistress accepta the nomination at the hands of the negro voters and opposes them. The resultant cam.paijrn. with all three contestants making their head- quarters under the same roof, affords unlimited opportunities for humorous entanglements. As Benton Holme, Everett ButterfieM will have the best part of his present season. Stanley James plays Van Bearci. Heading the Cosmos bill this week is Ai White's musical comedietta in two scenes, ".Mother Goose in Vaude- a nursery rhyme fantasy, with .7 C, Mack as Old Mother Huhbard and Jim Giidea as .simple Other char- at-ters represented are Little Bo Peep, r.ittle Jack Horner, and and Jill. The flrpt scene is laid in the home of thp Old Woman Who Lived in p Shoe. Pretty Sirls portray mosj. of tht' parts in rharm- inp song and dance, while the music is said tr> be exceptionally tuneful. A fea- ture of the act la the novel way the char- acters disappear at the finish. On the same hill are the Morton .lewel troupe of five military and club jugglers, and harmonists, who have a novel spectacle. "An Event in the De Michelle brothers as Vfnetlan street musicians: the Austra- lian whip and iariat manipulators, and Jinn Harkins. the ragtime hoy, who re- turns to Washington after Jin absence fit a year. The new Pathe weeklies are now shown every week. Glen Echo Park. Never before, has the popularity of G-len Echo park heen greater than now, and with midsummer temperatures mak- ing the lure of the out-of-noors almost irresistible, attendance fiBuros at the park are reaching new high marks. With its scores of shade trees and river breezes making it delightfully cool; with all of (.he cornforta of the city, in a-ddition to !hr> charms of the woodland, the resort is an Ideal outing-, place, and picnic par- ties and pmany other gatherings are scheduled for this week. This afternoon and tonight Sunday pa- trons will have another opportunity to hear the Soldiers' Home Band, and Di- rector Zimmermann has arranged a pro- gram that covers a wide range of classic popular selections. All of the amuse- ment devices are running, and the two new films of motion pictures and other free features are on the program every evening-. Thursday night there will be another his fireworks display. In the dancing pavilion the shadow and spotlight num- bers will be on the regular program, and no objection is raised to "trotting" or "ragging" so -long as some of the more daring do not go to extremes. pected to win new laurels in the singing and dancing role of Yvonne. "Ev'ry Lit- tle Movement" is one of her 'big song Contented Woman." The most timely of-the famous Hoyt comedies is to be revived at the Colum- bia this week. It Is "A Contented Woman." Charles H, Hoyt wrote the play, which is in a humorously satirical vein, as a starring vehicle for his tal- ented wife, Caroline Miskel-Hoyt. It was given its New York premier at Hoyt's Theater January 4, 1897, and remained there throughout the season. Mrs. Hoyt's success was instantaneous. Helen Holmes will replace her in the Columbia- production, a'ssuming' the character of Grace Holme. As Mrs. Holme she -will be a young bride, w.ho, by reason of an inconsequential misun- derstanding, is Induced by Aunt Jim, a militant suffragette, to accept the nom- ination on the woman's ticket for Only Porto Rican on American Stage. Avita .Sanchez, who appears at Poli's this week as Pepita in "Ma'dame is the only Porto Rican girl on the Amer- ican stage. She was born in Aguadilla, and spent her early girlhood there 'and In Ponce. After being educated in Europe, Miss Sanchez, rather as a lark, earned her parents' reluctant consent to Join Richard Carle's "Spring Chicken" com- pany. When Blanche Deyo abandoned her role of Slsi in the piece, Miss .Sanchez, her understudy, won such Instantaneous success with the song, "In Old and the accompanying dance, that she was promptly given a. long contract by Mr. Carre. Later Miss Sanchez enrolled with the Rogers brothers for in which she won nattering press notices for two seasons as Bella Amador. Other successes have been won by this young woman Idol" "AJma, 'Where Do You but none has sur- passed her vivid portrayal in "Madame where the warmth of her Span- ish beauty and Aguadilllan temperament led Theophilus Sherry to exclaim, "What hair! What eyes! What AMUNDSEN BEGINS HIS DASH TO SOUTH POLE CONTINtTBD FROM SECOND Uranus. We had never been able to get any fat on his 'bones; he re- mained thin and scraggy and waited his death the depot, a little later, in 82 desrefes south. If Uranusswas lanky to look at, the same could not be said of Jaala, poor beast! In spite of her condition, she struggled to keep up; she did her ut- most, but unless her dimensions were reduced before we left 82 degrees south, Ehe would have to accompany tlranus to another world. The cases of provisions and, outfit that we had left here on the last trip were almost entirely snowed under, but It did not take long to dig them out. The first thing to be done was to cut up the seals for the dogs. These grand pieces of meat, with the blubber at- tached, did not have to be thrown at the dogs: they just helped themselves as long as there -was any meat cut up. and when that was finished they did not hesitate to attack the "joint." A Feast for the Dags. It was a. pleasure to see them as they lay all over the place, enjoying their food; it was also delightfully calm and peaceful, to begin with. They were all hungry and thought of nothing but satisfying their immediate cravings; but whan this was done there was an end of the truce. Although Hai had only half finished his share, he must needs go up to Rap and take away the piece he was eating. Of course, this A Beading of Your Hand by MR. DAOUD The Well-Known Palmist, 'Will give you the most accurate information 'possible about your character, talents. propensities. and prospects, together with time- ly advice. If needed, whatever may be the diffiv-iity in connection with your personal vit- business affairs. His tion the hand is .1 st'idv. based upon scientific deductions. "Mr. Daoud saitl wonderful The Post. "Mr. Daoud is recognUed fia 'h- exponent et '.hi United atlres of the best :n of vr state- "Mr. Daoud Is fh i --an -n the BUblect of pa'.rr.' ouatry." Washington Fee for Readlnci. Studios, 1622 Q Street N. W. Phone North 1130, 11 a. m. to p. m. No Interviews of. -c; TIC! ay. could-not happen without a grreat row, which resulted in the appearance of Hanssen; then Hai made himself scarce. He was fine dog, but fearfully ob- stinate; if he had once taken a thing: into his head- it was not easy to make him give It u-p. On one of our'depot journeys it hap- pened that I was feeding Hanssen's dogs. Hai had made short work of his pemmican and looked round for more. Ah! there was Rap enjoying would just do for him. In a flash Hai was upon him. forced him to give up his dinner and was about to convert it to his own use. Meanwhile I had wit- nessed the whole scene, and before Hai knew anything about it I was upon him in turn. I hit him over the nose with the whip handle and tried to take the pemmican from him, but it was not so easy. Neither of us would give in, and soon we were both rolling over and oveg in the snow struggling for the mastery. I came off victorious after a pretty hot flght, and Rap got his dinner again. Any other dog would have dropped it at once on being hit over the nose, but not Hal. Stormbound in Sleeping Bags. It was a treat get into the tent; the day had been a bitter one. During the night the wind went round to the and all the snow that had been blown northward by the wind of the previous day had nothing to do but to come back again; the road was free. And it made the utmost use of its op- portunity; nothing could be seen for driving snow when he turned out next morning. We could only stay where we and console ourselves with the thought that it made no difference, as it had been decided that we were to re- main here two days. But staying in a tent all day is never Very amusing, es- pecially when one is compelled to keep to one's sleeping bag the whole time. You soon get tired of talking and you can't write all day long, either. Eating is a good way -of passing the time, if you can afford it, and so is read- ins, if you have anything to read; but as Jhe menu is limited and the library as a rule somewhat deficient on a sledging trip, these two expedients fall to the ground. There is, however, one form of entertainment that may be indulged in under these circumstances without scru- ple, and that is a good nap. Happy the man who can sleep the clock round on days like these; but that is a gift that Is Viot vouchsafed to all, and those who have It will not own up to it. I have heard men snore till I was really afraid they would choke, but as for acknowledging that they had been of them even have the coolness to assert that they suffer from sleeplessness, but it was not so had as that, with any of us. No Hurry Here. t'.ie course of the day the -ft-inJ dropped, And we w.-r.t our do some w.irk. AVe transferred depot to the one. "Wo row here three cornp loads, which there lie Uttle MSC. which, there- fore, wer" left behind. The eastern party ava.ie.1 themselves of part of these sup- ples on Journey, but not much. This j a fairly lavse one, and might i in useful if any one should think i pxr-ioring the region from King Ed- ;ward Land southward. A-i were, we had no need of it. j At tin- time, ;he siffjge-ft were when pvenins came every- 1 w.i- >-en tv for our liejmrtnre. There I'.irl hei-i. no hurry about this, aa wu wen- ffni.-iET stay here on the fol- j ilny as hut one !fiarns regions that it is best to advantage of good weather when you have never, know how long it will last. There was, however, nothing to be said about the that followed; we could doze and doze as much as we liked. The work went on regularly, nevertheless. The dogs gnawed and gnawed, storing up strength with every hour that went by. The Sledges and Their Loads. We will now take a trip out to our loaded sledges and see what they con- tain. Hanssen's stands first, bow to the south; behind it come Wisting's. Bjaaland's, and Hassel's. They all look pretty much alike, and as regards pro- visions their loads are precisely similar. Case No. 1 contains about bis- cuits and weighs 111 pounds. Case No. 2, 112 rations of dogs' pem- mican, 11 bags of dried milk, chocolate, and'biscuits. Total gross weight. 177 pounds. Case No. S, 124 rations of dogs' pem- naican. 10 bags of dried milk, and bis- cuits. Gross weight, 161 pounds. Case No. 4, 39 rations of dogs' pemmi- can, 86 rations of men's pemmican, 9 bags of dried milk and biscuits. Gross weight, 165 pounds. Case No. 6, 96 rations of dogs' pem- mican. Weight. 122 pounds. Tojal net weight of provisions per sledge, 668 pounds. With the outfit and the weight of the sledge itself, the total came to pretty nearly 880 pounds. Hanesen'g sledge differed from the others, in that It had aluminum fittings instead of steel and no sledge meter, as it had to be free from iron on account of- the steering compass he carried. Each of the other three sledg-es had a sledge meter and compass. We were thus equi-pped with three sledge meters and four compasses. The instruments we carried were two sextants and three artificial glass and one hypsometer for measuring Heights, and one aneroid. For meteoro- logical observations, four thermometers. Also two pairs of binoculars. The Personal Outfits. We took a little traveling case of medi- cines from Burrovighs Wellcome Co. Our siirglcal instruments were not many: a dental forceps beard clipper. Our sewing outfit was extensive. "We carried a small, very light tent In reserve; it would have to bp usej if any of us were obliged to turn hack. also car- ried two Primus lamps. Of paraffin we had a frood supply: 22 pallons divided amonfr three slederes. kept it in the usual cans, but they proved too weak; not that WP lost any paraffin, but Bjaa- land had to be constantly solderincr to keep them tiKht. We had a good solder- ing outfit. Kvery carried his own personal has, in which h" kept reserve diaries, and ohserva tion books, f We took a quantity of loose straps fort ski bindings. We had double slppp- bass fur the first part of the time: that is to say, an inner and an outer one. There worek five watches us, which three were chronometer watches. We hart decided to cover the distance between1 decrees and S2 .degrees south i in daily marches of 17 miles. We could easily have rlone twice this, but as it was more important to arrive than to show great speed we limited the distance; be- sides which, here between the depots we had sufficient food to allow -us to take our time. We were interested in seeinK how j the dogs would manage the. loaded- sledges. We expected them to do well, 1 but not so weil as they dirt I Tripped by the Dogs. On October we left Si) degrees south with a northwesterly breeze, clear and mild. 1 was now to take up my po- STAR IN "CARRIAGE MARKET" OLIVER MOROSCO'S PLANS, r COET IN VARIETY FIELD. "The Escape" and "The Money Moon" j Will Produce Two New Play? and Many to Be Presented on Broadway. VauSeviUe Sketches. Oliver Morosro's producing activities John ,k- for the coming season include nt i new prod ,ri ,et i- three productions for New York. "The a drama by Fsul Arm- stronp, will he ffix-en its metropolitan pre- on A mlere at Maxine Kliiott's Theater on Mon- jn the priiicip.i: When Xelljili cniti. d its Mi find Jean Sehvt K: ti Ham trr. Boeton. "The Crawford FIcxner. vorpinn of TV futch." is p day niKht. September 3. "The Money Moon." J Hartley Man- ners' dramatization of Jeffrey Farnnl'o delightful novel. be Riven a New York heariiiK the first v eek in September tom, win bt c "The Tih Tofc Man nf Oz. a 1 fantasy, which is at present a suroestfu! attraction at tlie (Jranrt i ipera. Chicago, will not be seen in New York until about November 1. Taylor, Mr. siar. will continue hr-r engagement in J Har: ley Manners' comedy of 'THR o My at the Cort Theater. New i York, where it is neai-.nir Us IfOth con- seoulive performance. Taylor's nrift- inal supporting company still rvnyiine !r.- j tact, and will continue no. with H. Reeves- Smith, Hassard Clarence Handy- Reginald Prtrr Christine N'orman, Kmilie Melviile. Ruth Gartland in the cast. Mr. Moroscii will send two other tour in "I'eg: My Ider. One will begin its season on I.ahor ;ge. With Blanche in the leading i sr The will Kurt its tour the same time, with H cast including bv Anrn w hi. h >Ir. li; 10 the a e t jet Mr ('err w'il .iend on roarl a jieru d of k? T p.i' hejiri.'Tery as Anna He.d. Farnu tn n of An h-jr Addlson Pitt, Maude AKer. WiMa M" 1-ercy Standing. F'rank llurb-'ck, Kilgarde, and T-ienry Stafford "LAUD OF MORNING CALM." the wririr.c' of short stories. Korea Still the Quaintest Country in the World. Ki-niTi WMp the mary reforms which the Japanese have Introduced into Korea since annexation of the country after the Ruwso-Japanese war. it still re- ancient an.-i old World tradi- Theater in Storkh..'m enjoyed "run" in this pove-rment contr A Pupil of p Ferjier, of "The ;ge. which will ho .-d enr'v i'ie. under the dire s pained his lirst HH.-I -jrHKemert as a t-'.aywright from IVr- pf-i- born in of his life In An1. I'hicHH.' "--.e tried his hand H! 1-1- failed at most of the'T.. f-a'.'y i.n air.e a -feet car conducter nrd recei-. :r.f: s-n-all inheritance r.'i-r.e. ed 10 ihe of hip birth. He Donald Brian, one of the most graceful dancers on the American whom Charles Frohman presented aa a star In "The Siren" last season, la to have a new vehicle the coming a musical play that haa already been presented with great suc- cess la London. Mr. Brian la spending the summer at Long Branch, N. J. ATTRACTIONS. "Prince Otto" will 'be the bill at the Columbia next week, with the new lead- ing man of the Columbia players in the title the part created by Otis Skin- ner and first presented by him at Wai- lack's Theater, New York. The play-is in five acts, is. a romantic cdmedy, and is founded upon the novel of the same name by Robert Louis Stevenson. Its scenes are laid in the principality of Kronefeld, where the prince's, co.urt Is engaged In a conspiracy to dethrone hinn because of. his indifference to affairs of state. For the original production Mr. Skinner sur- rounded himself with a company that included Percy Haswell, 'Grace Filkins, Elizabeth Lea, Jane Peyton, Minna Vance, Maud Durbin, Frank Sylvester, George Nash, Alfred Edwards, H. Rees Davies, A. B. Eberle, and William An- drews. sitlon in advance of the sledges, and placed myself a few paces in. front of Hanssen's, with my ski pointing In the right direction. A last look behind me; "AH and away I .went. I thought I didn't have time to thjnk. Before I knew anything about it I was sent fly- ing by the dogs, {n the confusion that ensued they stopped, luckily, so that I escaped without damage, as far as that went. To tell the truth, I was angry, but as I had sense enough to see that the situation, already sufficiently comic, would be doubly ridiculous If I allowed my annoyance to show itself, I wisely kept quiet. And, after all, whose fault was It? I was .really the only to blame; why In the world had I not got away faster? I now changed my plan is nothing to be ashamed of in that, I hope fell in with the awkward squad; there I was more successful. "All ready? And go they did. First Hanssen went off like a meteor; close behind him came Wistlng, and then "Bjaaland and Hassel. They all had ski on, and were driving with a line. I had made up my mind to follow in the rear, as I thought the dogs would not keep this Up for long, but I soon had enough of It. We did the first 61-4 miles in an hour. I thought that would do for me. so I went up to made a rope fast to his sledge, and there T stood till we reached 85 de- grees (j minutes south, S40 miles. Yes; that was a pleasant surprise. Mre had never dreamed of anything of the on ski to the pole! Thanks to Hanssen's brilliant talents as a Aog driver we could easily do this. He had his doers well In hand, and they knew their master. They knew that the mo- ment they failed to rto their duty they would be pulled up and a hiding all round would follow. Erecting 15O Beacons. Of course, as always happens. Nature occasionally got the better of discipline: but the "confirmation" that resulted checked any repetition of such conduct for a long while. The day's march was soon completed in this way, and we camped early. On the following- day we were already in sight of the large pressure rwiges on the east, which we had seen for the first time, on the second depot journey between 81 degrees and S2 degrees south, and this j showed that the atmosphere must be very J clear. We could not see any .greater number than the firat time, however, i From our experience of beacons built of snow we could see that if we built such beacons now, on our way south, they would be splendid marks for our return journey: we therefore decided to adopt this system of Landmarks to the greatest possible extent. We built 1n all ISO beacons, fi feet high, I and used in their construction blocks, j cut out of the snow with specially large I snow knSvep. In each of them we de- posited a paper. the number and I position of the beacon, and indicating Llie distance and the direction to be taken to reach the next beacon to the north. Tt may appear that my prudence was ex- aggerated, hut It always seemed to me that one could not be too careful on this endlepg. uniform surface. If we lost our way here !t would be difficult enough to teach home. Besides which the building of these heacona had other advantages which we could all see and appreciate. Every time' we stopped, to buiirl one the dogs had a! rest, and they wanted this, if they were to keep up the pace. South CopyrtgM, 1913, by Lee Seedk-k.) (Copyright, 191J, tnr McCIure Newspaper Srn- dlrate.> iTO BE CONTINUED.) Mark Kent will return to the cast at Poli's next-Monday night, after a three weeks' vacation in Maine. For-his re- appearance the management has chosen Augustus Thomas' successful drama of the Southwest, "Arizona." In this Mr. Kent will play the part of Canby. the ranchman, the role that brought fame to Theodore Roberts. The role of Lieut. Denton, created by Robert'Edeson, will be intrusted to a new member of the Poll organization. He is Robert Caine, a young actor of striking stage presence. Dudley Hawley will be seen as Tony, the part in which Vincent Serrano scored his first great success, and the other PS11 players will be seen in parts which were played originally by Lionel more, Sydney Ainsworth, Mabel Burt, Olive May, Arthur Byron, Louise Closser- Hale. and Edwin Holt. A Tribute to Our Stock Companies. The correspondent for the London Post was in Springfield, Mass., recently and visited the two stock companies that are playing In that city. In a special review of theatrical conditions in the United States he pays a high compliment to the players engaged in these companies. He selected "The then on view at Poli's Theater in that city, and says of Clare Weldon, the leading woman; "In London we should not expect to see bet- ter rioting In our first-class productions. America is the home of the atock com- panies, and the playgoers over here ex- pect as good work at these houses as they do with the big productions. Such acting as was done by Miss Weldon in this play would compare favorably with the best plays seen In London, and It must he remem'bered that less than a week Is allowed these players to pre- pare for their engagement, and they are further required to play twice a day, something not heard of with our best companies." Mrs. Fiske'a Remarkable Tour. The leading members of the theatrical profession are the country's greatest travelers, of them aU, Mrs. Kiske is perhaps the one who has traversed the greatest mileage in transportation his- tory. Her tours have repeatedly been aa comprehensive as the map of the country itself; there la no corner of it that she has not visited, and yet she will next season undertake one of the most unique tours ever projected. She will leave New York September 12, opening her season In To- ronto September 15. with one preliminary night en route, and will terminate her tour in Charleston, S. C., February 7, arriving in Xew York February 9. The extraordinary feature of trfls five months' itinerary Is that it will touch every border State in the Union; with the exception of Florida and those fjn New England, while, on the other hand, points in only five Interior .States will be played. Mrs. Fiake will thus girdle the country, and as her Edward Sheldon success of last season is to be her medium of appeal tour in a double sense will be "The High Road" around the States. New Bookings for Chase's. Chase's list nf important bookings for next season is stretching faster than the flight of the vacation days. In addition to the dozen and more -which have been mentioned previously, Mn Chase an- nounces from his summer home, at Spar- ta. Ohio, that he has engaged Milton Pollock and company in a George Ade comedy; Kannie Brlce, the talented musi- cal comedy comedienne with the "Follies" laj-it season; Doris Wilson and company in a novel singing and dancing mirror offering: Mercedes, the famous Spanish telepathtst, in her psychological demon- strations, and Billy McDermott, who has become a close second to Nat Wills in popularity throughout vaudeville. KEW DIRECTOE AT CHASE'S. E. Weber Succeeds Harry Smith in Orchestra Leader's Chair. A new musical director will preside over the destinies of the popular orches- tra at Chase's next season, beginning Sep- tember 1, when the house opens with po- lite vaudeville. He is K. O. Weber, a Washingtonian, for twelve years the con- certmaster of the United States Marine Band Orchestra, and well known in pro- fessional musical He is a prom- inent member of the American Federation of Musicians, and belongs to Washington Local No. 161. His candidacy for the position was strong-ly urpetl by Manager George Swett, of the Hotel Netherland, New York city, who conducted Ihe Hotel Chamberlin at Old Point Comfort when Mr. Weber and his orchestra were there, and also by Musical Director Chris Arth, of the New National. Mr. Weber is re- garded as one of the best conductors in the East, and Chase's patrons are con- gratulating themselves upon the fact that a worthy successor to Director Harry Smith has been found. The latter, who has spent years at Chase's, announced his determination last season, on account of his health, to retire from vaudeville di- rectorship. tHins HP tions. Indepfi. the "Laii'l of the Mornins I'alm" tnday the quaintest coun- try on the face of the plobe, a. topsy- turvy world of picturesque people, pos- si-ssiiiB many ftr.inge and curious cus- tnnis. This is all the more remarkable when we romemVtpr what Japan has done in her attempt? to develop and modernize the country. All the principal cities now boast of larpe Japanese settlements, with wide street.--, tine buildings, ard up- to-date shops. Roads have beer, built. railways opened, and the various towns! placed In telegraphic communication with one another. The culth atiori of cotton and silk has been introduced, and several minee have been opened. Indeed, there are now more than Japanese set- tlers fn the country, and all the impor- tant official and government posts are held by the enerpetic sons of Nippon. i Nevertheless, the moment you get away I from the purely foreign quarters, you are in old Korea, where everything is an j quaint, out -of the common, and nonpro- gresslve as it is possible to imagine. j You cannot escape the Old World at- mosphere, even in Seoul itself, despite its broad streets, electric trams, electric! and modern buildings. The Korean still appears in public in the costume of hia ancestors, the flowing: white robe of linen, surmounted by an absurd- looking black horsehair top hat. The custom which allows the women of the upper classes to take outdoor exercise only at night is still observed, though men are no longer excluded from the streets at such hours, as was the case before the coming of the Japanese. The natives still worship the god of the moun- tains, and fevery village and mountain pass boasts of its shrine, where sacrifices are offered. Shopping in Korea is a very grave and solemn task, and occupies the master of the house the greater part of the day. In the market he purchases his provisions, cooking utensils, linen suits, hats, san- dals, tobacco, and the native drink, a liquor obtained from fermented rice. Only one article of the same kind is purchased from a single store. It would be an of- fense against Korean etiquette to buy a dozen at a time, as this would deplete the stock too quickly and give the shop- keeper the trouble and work of restock- ing before he was ready! .It will there- fore be seen that wholesale orders are not welcomed in this country; "little and often" appears to be the golden rule of attracted the attention of Strir-d burp, Berger and told that the tale had preat possibilities! H plav The youvp author immedintely "f to wiih the result that "The "Pe" upre" when, it was produced HI the a lontfe- 'Oiled re- house than any other play ever produced, upon its stape AMUSEMENTS. New Leading Man at the Columbia. Carl Anthony is announced as the new leading man of the Columbia Players. His opening part will he that of the romantic prince in Otis Skinner's drama, "Prince Otto." Mr. Anthony has had stock experience in Boston, New York, Philadelphia, and Kansas City. Among the stars whom he has supported are John Mason, Nat C. Goodwin, Otis Skin- -ner, Robert Loraine, Julia Marlowe, Ber- tha Galland, and Clara Bloodgood. Gayety Reopens August 11. Manager George Peck announces the opening of the Gayety AuKUst 11 with the "Queens of Paris" company. The fol- lowing shows are listed for the next four weeks: ''The Broadway (TJI-IS, The So- cial Weber, in "The Rising- Son." Oirls." and Johnnie Marjorie Maude Coming, Too. Additional interest is Riven the first American starring tour of the distin- guished Rnjrlish character actor, Cyril Maude, by thp announcement that his Marjorie Maude, one of the most Interesting and charming of Lon- don's younpr leadins will accom- pa.ny her father here. ,Shc will play the juvenile leads in a of the dramas THEATRE THE COLUMBIA PLAYERS IN The Greatest Laughing Success of the Season A CONTENTED WOMAN PRICES No Phone Orders "Prince Otto in buying. for "Evangeline." The incidental music written by Will- iam Furst for Arthur Hopkins' produc- tion of "Kvangeline" has been completed, and the eeure has been placed by Mr. Furst in the producer's] hands. The composer has provided a complete sett'iticr for all the va- rious scenes and tahli aux in 1 he Broad- j hurst staff" version of 'h- i The; play opens at the Park Thin''.'- in New- York, on September with Vidna Good- rich in the name part. Only Musical Comedy Survivor. "The Purple Road." Joseph M. Gaites' production of Heinrirh Reinhardt- William Frederick Peters-Fred Gresac- William Carey Duncan romantic operetta, will besrin the fifteenth week of its INew York run. and tne nfth week of its en-, gagement at ihe Casino Theater on Mon- day night. The delightful operetta is the sole surviving musical hit of the New York season of 1912-13. At the termination of its summer run the company will be sent intact on tour, playing- the cities of the I'nited Slates and Canada, Ea.st and West. The of principals includes! Yalli Vaili. Kva Fallon. Harriet Burt, Fluttie Arnold. Anahel Dennison, Kmilie i Harrison knank, Hal Forde. Kd- THIS WEEK The Big, Successful Musi- cal Fantasie "Mother Goose" Or "The Old 'Woman Lived In with J. "Old Molhrr and Jamra ax "Simple Simon." BIG BEAUTY CHORUS And Ihr brni I'll! Of fe-.t ify and talent that marie her an instant i tion of orchestra! n-imhers five ans favorite on the nlsht of c ialrien an.'l p'n il opla AMUSEMENTS. AMUSEMENTS. Mr 7.. Poll Prr- xentn The Bent stock ComitnnT in America. THK POPrl.AR POM PI.AIKRS THK GREATEST MUSICAL COMEDY SUCCESS EVER OFKERED STOCK MADAME SHERRY WHh the Broadway Comedian, FHEAR, in original role of TfceophlltM Sherry, and AVITA la her Pepita, tbe Venezuelan A BEAUTIFUL CHORUS OF NEW YORK SHOW 6IRLS ELABORATE I L L I ANT COSTUMES Daily Matinee Except Monday. All 23 Ontn. NiKht Prices, I1 25, SO, and 75 THK HHi PARISf IIKAI TIKI. GLEN ECHO AOMISSIOK ALWAYS FREE I I Soldiers' Home Military Band CONCERTS FREE OPEN AIR MOVING PICTURES SO Something New Every Week Kua for Old and OIIBR SPOTLIGHT the Ever-1'oputnr SHADOW DANCING In (he nit N "I'M I II I) i 1 AMUSEMENTS MUSIC i l-'i j- f'nrn 'tltfb nntl V Tern nrral lire at Blnenm NEXT WEEK 'ARIZONA' Ifuslr I-jTrrv KvrDios. HEVY CHASE LAKE B) Secilon V. Marine Band. Followed h. dan- Ing onlr Al] Fre iNEWSPA'FERr