Washington Post, The (Newspaper) - December 27, 1908, Washington, District Of Columbia
THE WASHINGTON POST: STCTOAY, DECEMBER 27, 1908. TODAY'S PBOGRAMS. Popular Concert. n tnl s rmputa- tontprt at the Qoltfm- i i IK tonight prumtsfs a program t i nan t the "Santa ClaUs" i n u t to feliow tne buys ana girls t t u intfs knew before, 1 i h iav .itrn'vphere will prevail i tlif it will UP an dliunildme of good Hi Funnle C Fibher as t m iMui otl cr r it( l put uieUKliea Realizing i i i ns ut ttit, Sunday I iii-. Mi VimmU will hei e- i lit UH mining ture portion of i t i_, Sini J 'b of- I 11 ,ul >m rt lucli wilt V to nislit I t will Include Iht i i thf ilirfuipioii whistlers an'J T i if i Kt r, the i f 1 !M John O Han iti d ,ilf, t comedian Kd S l i i songs and i ii tuhif w of tie latest 111 >U Ml IntC Masonic Temple Pictures. i i v mot tin pittuics1 enter I r M! M O Of I it im nit nt ,it the Masonic M A j lit n him shown ui it; it 1 I U> k tUuniK this t K lit I IK i f u lit bo L niciMiire at I k s, ml M i -s i f s m i n i o, this be m.? 1 t i --t thl-. i ti i hi hf n sli i-n n i i I 1 t i K a i hanfoi l 11 iv l I 11 c-1. en ngs> if-. nl Oajety Concert 1 i f" it i i ui (h i iu il t pio i t J i it tin t, t i l l' M nti osf qua.! tt t t oni- x I LUIU sk ntu l lar k i i i ItM in_, i popnlai soi is i II i sp ilH u uisicr I Mi i I i it'! i k as usual dp i ill i id 1 s. an I i 1 I i hnirs of IKE WEEK'S OFFEHINGS. C Tibia Hcnr> Miller m The Great DivirJ- H I th Helen became friends, meets her 'again 1 n c6n tract! ng- business for Bigelo w's father. After u short time he proposes, Helen, who is conscious not only of reversed "fortunes, but ot the ciooked methods employed, refuses Kim- He Is a persistent suitor, and a close observer of human nature' as the story goes. In the third ract Helen is discovered in BIgelow's where she se- cured the bonds' and sent her man to malt them. Mr. KlHngton, Ford Bar- rington, and Capt, Cecil, friends of Bige- low. find her there, and the latter two believe her to be an American girl with .whani became acquainted in Paris, and on whom he has squandered a fortune. She gets an inkling of this., and tries to act the part Ellington gets rid of the friends and tries to discover her real motive Before- ho succeeds young Bigelow enters with Helen's sls- tej, whom she thought at school m Paris. Helen guesses that she is the girl talked about m connection with Bigelow, and j threatens to kill her unless she take off his Jewels and come homo v. ilh her Bigelow discovers that the are -gone, and accuses Helen Both girls ate locked in the room, while Ellington and Bigelow go put and plan a trap for Wentworth In the foui th act. Went- worMi the apartments to steal the bonds, and finds his daughter Helen with Ellington and Bigelow, Matters are pltiiti to Ellington now, and he to Wentwortb Ms purpose of setting the af- f.iira of the company aftalght and of senu- ing turn to -South Africa to start afresh Then lie turns to Helen and places beforr hei the truths which he Jias ferreted out for himself, and claims her as his re- ward Girls of Gottenberg." A genuine London Gaiety show, "The Cult, of Gottenberg, to the New National Theatet as the special New eai s week offering, direct from New lork where it ran at the Knickei- bocker foi 1J0 nights Pi lor to this i un, the pK'ce scored a stay of nn entire i eai at the Ga.ietv Theater. Tendon It was secured harles Frohman dui- ing its Tendon fin ore arid transferred to the Arneiican stage last summer The thief cornelian in the big organiza- tion is James Blakelj, a Ixmdon favorite, who has heen lotatrd m America tne past tlnee bcabons, with thofce well-remem heicd Frohman importations, "The loolgii 1 and The Thi ee Little Maids, and "The Little Cherub Mr Blakelv ippears to have harmonized with Lhe American idea of stage fun mote l than anj of his prcdocesso s "Lionel Mai kinder, w hose comedy and dancing ill earl j estahllshcd him in Amet ic an f or Leslie Gaze Ridswell ('ullutiu Ernest ('assart, Overton Moyle, and Warw 'ck Wellington also hail from tho London Tt e comedians include John K H wizard (known to lame as the uithoi of t Tt Awful, tfaiony Lcimbei t, and Edward Phe opposite sex is equally eminent in latent jiHiKing flom the presence in the cast of L >u Dresser, Aimee Angeleb, tmd M.iy Naudain i'he (horns is to he the largest musical corned chorus of real singers th it the public on both sides of the Mian tie listened to for sea- s on s 'The Gu Is Gottsnberg" is in two j at K the book being by George Gros smith, jr and J, E Herman, and the 1 art f oin the pens of Ivan and Moncklon During the engagement at the New Na- tion il Theatt r nntmees will be given v. "V ear's day and Saturday, tho regu- l.ii "tt eclr es lay afternoon performance be ng omitted Opium Smugglers of Fnsco." Realism predominates in A II Woods sensational melodrama, The Opium Snug-gl of Fnsc o The plot pivots on efforts made by the secret service to stop the illegal traffic m this king of drugs The Chinese in coast cities is all tho e profited in smuggling for years, anJ K i-, i 'the problem of stopping them hat, caused l ffiu t of its endless bloodshed and expense i MtmOv. The earthquake at San was at i the meant, of breaking up what was j known as the Chinese quarter In that but still the scenes enacted m that place are recalled very vividly Special artists and photographers spent one Prm- month In and around San Francisco get- tins' the exact counterpart of1 original enes, and the audience will sec exa L reproduc tions of tlie Chinese tjua.! toi, and many other memorable spots of that Harry Fields, a well-known comedian. is' said to lie nothing- old the show tts title, rfnd In offering- you -the makes the that it w one of the season's strongest at- tractions and should result in a record week. It does not the usual slapstick comedy, but Is A musical, satir- on the season's latest spccesse3, played by a company of well-known artists, I whom Kathryn Pearl, who H j perHaps tbe beat gowned w-mxan on the burlesque" stage; Sam as David J Warfield, Bam Jn one of his funny, characters; Margy Cfenboy, as Maud Adums; Bddie iBarto. as- George M Cohan, ArdelU Jeanette Wood, Church City Four, and the "Broadwa> j Pjjny who have danced them- j selves Into popularity I COMING AlTBACnONS. 'The n f 11 r i i n M. L >f all ihr i tut the xti t rtorm- HI tru nU nsf tn ikt up nnl d mhtlf ss iiim tin n uill pp i Limit} to i tbout i 1 t argu- pl u t m di i tor all in quai- ni rl i Iu K t to Ids in 1 his uhitvtd t lm ci t or ntar- iff, U ork nu m i nut 1 irge t w autt d to ai uid The thoit r 11 e, i sec n nowa- v mnt( d with U pi t> is tht Aew thffus hut n tl t nit titip- lews heads the cast in adapted to Ins talents a i UIK Hi ow nit e, ni s Kirkwuod arst lts Principals representing the ta >i t ud j n sont-" 1 mill'1r of tho plumagod irlbes, to- (tre-s M inner Wlth two wingless characters, thr I am I tn plus es u crt nous roie to Glorious i h i i Robert teti in an and wife and mil stan -t t f their i e lormer school- is is ts them and i m tin M hool at nt uuuu Tli 1-5 ghl i tt Mon Harold and Jnsper These lattrr, i great green panot are the sources of thpi in trlorious to all the others contribute U- r dith and ib include 'Talk, Talk, K MI of 'What Kind of Bird Aie You7" and 1 itt Oitn Ituot of j "Bunco There are any number of dances for and ensemble work All the pomp and parade of the old- fashioned one n rig circus of the days of our daddies w II bo found m the Klli1-- Nowlia troupe s performance of "A Night at the Circus." from the opening street parade to the bareback riding of "Mile Am t It, It Is, Is If There are twenty members of the troupe and they supply all the fun factors of a genuine U nt uuuu Tli 1-5 ghl one ring "white top Fresh fiom a long 1 E" tt "on Harold run at the Olvmpia Theater, Pans come nd ml U u-th s daugh- ipp u t f ill in f d i rett >uik r an 'so di-, ei s tl m and i or i d f in i t V sear ago in Mr BelasXo s new Stuyvesant Thea- ter, m New York In this new charac- ter Warfleld shows marked .advancement In his art Indeed, by many critical writers the creation of Wes Bigelow Is considered hlg greatest artistic tri- umph Leslie Carter, in a Play by Luther Long. Not sincp the present local theatrical season began lias a more intensely In- announcement reached Wash- ington than that Mrs Leslie Carter, of "Heart of "The TJgly Duck- ling Mme Du and fame, would present a new play in this city, and under her own manage- ment Of one essential we may be the production will be lavish In the ex- treme, and away from anything that this gifted artist has thus far offered to her admirers While no title Is announced et, it Is sufficient to know that Mrs Carter's new play Is by John Luther Long author of 'The Darling of the Gods, fit- Waltz Dream." Monday nlgtit, January 4, at the Co- lumbia Theater, the Viennese mucicai success "A Waltz by Oscar Strauss. be hoard for tho first time here This operetta, which Is In three has been one of the European mu- SH al sensations for nearly two years, and nlto s( ot ed suet ess at the Broadway Iheattr New York, last winter In the enigma] ast art Henry V. Donnellj, Sophie Brandt, Joseph W Herbert. Josu Henry Coote, Octavla Broskc, Mildred Rogers, Armanda Kalisz, Law lerce and sixty others An 01- chestra of 25 and nn elaborate scenic a id costume production are promised Matinees will be on Thursday and Saturday Vaudeville. Chase s next week will have "Buster Brown and Tige with Louis Merkel as ind Edvvln Lamar In the rol-i of the comic Tige Other features will be tlie Tust any Troubadours, "A Night at El Paso, the Lulu Beeson trio, tho Vindobonas the Nicholas sisters and Prt.nl B irnes, humorist, and the conjuror "Founders Week Ceic brulon at Philadelphia" will be the sub- ject of the motion pictures Masonic Holmes. Louis Francis Brown, manager of the Burton Holmes travelogue, has just been In the t arranging fQr the coming scries of ologucs soon to be given hero bv Mr Burton Holmes Mr H-rlmes w ill appear in a series of ttn lectures, bcgimihig- Suiidav evening, Jan- uary ]0. 1909, at the New Mfesontc Temple Auaitoriuru Rays, in "King Casey.1' "King Case> the musical extrava- ganza in which the and 1 starring this season, will be offried at the aa a special of- fenns week of January 4 This concoc- tion >f mirth, melody and comedy is from the pen of Aaron Hoffman Olga. Nethersolo has arrived in Amer- ica, and will open her tour of the coun- trv January 11 at the Columbia Theater, this when, for the first time, will be produced a new and as yet unnamed play by William J Hurlburt, author of 'The Fighting Hope Chauncey Olcott will suspend, his tour during Lent, and will then be the guest of Augustus Pitou at the latter's home, Hobe Sound, Fla The Messrs Shubert announce that George Fawcett, who has just returned from England, where he scored est hit ever achieved by an American player. In the London production of "The Squaw will be starred under their management and will shortly make his appearance in "Ganton Co Arthur Jerome Eddj 's novel of the Chicago stockyards, dramatized by Hartley Man- ners Mr Fawcett will play Old Man Ganton The last appearance of Mr Fawcett here was as the belligerent al- derman In "The Man the Ned Nye and Ida Crispi, the eccentric dancers and singers, who will offer "The meribtic Dance" Charming Helena Fi ederick, recently prima donna of Fluffy will be an addition to the program acceptable to the Chase patrons, who love the highest art In otnlizatlon Chase's never i of tin side af things and .prices New Year's day matinee. I u i he that hisulfe ___ i h u, ma h.r partis Bin Beauty Show. too rt lite ter cirrumstant es Helen rinjr> his oldf-t daughter mifori ir d nf ind 1 o test st i rt c r 1 at t t il In 11 i ft! in tlu (i nipcinj hlrh pt' pie an seeking to low Into ft itttht r s name protection i n IHKolow in his he explains pays 40 pei i f Pus Astounds the KnKlishman, but i r tt that it Is not remaikable i tn (ompanj run b> Ameri- i-, [t is sutciieste 1 t him that lie se- me nf MU father's bonds and use i E' Jtifn the and IHselow H falN into the trap It ir t ntwnrth Is to Ins and f Mose hinds He'en CM erheai s "i s-ttfon of Garrett and his ool- K John Oovier, who arranges this i nt tor Wentworth. confronts them and 11 ranges with Garrett not to tell her lather, but to let her secure the bonds maj her father Oimc "El- an English solicitor, with whom Al Reeves' Biff Beauty Show pomes to the Gayetv Theater for a week, com- mencing Monda> afternoon. Mr Reeves' organization Is headed by tne Made- lewski troupe of Russian dancers and acrobats just imported for a for'-y weeks' seeking to tour there are Miss Jean i Uiti he-- that it ford direct from the Conservatory of Milan. B'irton and Burton, a 'Jj of musical harmonists sg Edna Bar- rie. soubrette, Ward and Scheppell, con- versationalists. Miss Alice Jordan, coon s-houter, Edwin Morns, monol-ogist; Max Gcrdoyi basso, Manne, comedian; Ben Small, humorist, Miss Virginia Roy- den, the original "Ain't It Awfui, uiseiow girl Miss Mae Powers, winner pUnnel I ln one of the beautV contests, and a 'chorus of twenty Two burlesques, en- show- Go v. iu open and and close the Strolling Players." This week at the New Lyceum Thea- ter the "Strolling will hold the boards and present real burlesque. There AMUSEMEHTS. Mat. Daily Continuous Evenings Sunday THIS WEEK Live Vaudeville Williams' Doga Monkeys ana Ponlea. Cecela La Veil Comedienne Camera phone Talking Plctnres Including Mme. Dazie Famous Dancer, an 1 others. Any 1 OC Seat A. M I MASONIC TEMPLE UDITORIU TONIGHT AT AND ALL WEEK MOTION PICTURES ALL SEATS 25c M. 0. Parry and A. M. Haitwell m "The Fire Eaters." AN APPEAL FOR MUSIC. Aid Taft Administration May Give Needed at Capital. Washington Correspondence Boston Transcript Sidney Lloyd Wrightson, one of the leading musicians of this city and direc- tor of music of the Jamestown Exposi- tion, lias lodged with the public a bold a.nd dignified plea for the recognition the musician on the plane of anv other producer In a letter to a local paper Mr AV i ightson discusse-3 the position of the musician with reference to of. sotleO with reference to quot- ing the list of eminent names contributed b> America to the world In the field ot composition and interpretation demands that the musician be given his rightful place not only in artistic and profes- sional circles, but in the business world It is not the function of this dence to convey more than Impressions' upon topics of this kmd, but the Tran- script correspondent long lias wondered at the indifference of Washington to hei possibilities in the encouragement of the musical art The White House never has attempted to leflect the example of Euro- pean courts in aiding1 composers and art- itts with the token of official approval It finds wonderful pleasure in a biograph representation of a wolf hunt, while men of letters are made welcome at its table It Is dangerous, however, to feign an in- terest In any art which is not genuinely felt, and no doubt the White House is wise in confining Itself to its own afflnt- ttes Mrs William H Taft is an accom- plished musiefan, and it may be that the next administration, in Its social aspects, may see the advantage to itself and to the musical art of assisting- composers, singei s, and players with the prestige which an invitation to appear In the White House parlors should give. The serious class in Washington, aside from the Senators and. Representative! who work too hard to be the thousands of brilliant men and wom- en employed in the government offices Some of the ablest men and women in tho country, of the highest intellectual attainments and the finest powers of ap- preciation, are buried in the departments They constitute the critical audi- ence which any speaker or performer could face, but their incomes, although steady, ai e small A "fashionable" ap- pearance of an artist would not attract them, because prices are out of propor- tion to their abilitj ta pay, but they are hungry for good music Washington of- fers unequaled sight attractions to the tourist, but little, outside the theaters, to the resident member unless he finds it within his church organizations, and these are lamentably weak on the musi- cal side. The lack of suitable halls, cen- trally located, may account In part for the scarcity of musical offerings, but tho real cause of the failure of the brave at- tempts of the past is to be found m lack of artistic Initiative Washington's need of musical stimulus is great How it will come or by what means 13 an hopeless The Capital is great In every- thing except that which pertains to it- self THE HUMORIST. From the Louisville Courier-Journal He, though 'tis pitiful. Must for a city full Furnish new fun And, oh, for tne rarity Of fresh hilarity Under the sun' AMTTSEMEKTS. AMUSEMENTS. Weak Beginning Tomorrow Night At NATIONAL NeW Year's Day and Saturday At The only theater in Washington offering exclusively American and foreign stars of first rank Direct From Its 5 Months' Run at the Knickerbocker Theater, N. Y. CHARLES FROHMAN Presents The Greatest of All the Great London Gaiety Musical Comedy Successes THE GIRLS OF GOTTENBERG Written by George Grosjmith, Jr., and L. E. Muiic by Ivan Gary 11 and Lionel Monckton. Under ths Stage Direction of J. A. E. Malonc. Prssented With Its Wealth of 100 Comedians, Singers, Dancers, and Beauty Chorus. NEXT of Reserved Seats Thursday, 9 A. M. UNDER HER OWN MANAGEMENT MRS. LESLIE CARTER A NEW PLAY BELASCO 25c to S1.5O Nights, SOc to Beginning Tomorrow Night Matinees Wednesday, New Year's and Saturday SAM S. AND LEE SHUBERT (INC.) PRESENT M1SSWIARY MANNERING In Charming and Tense Play by IVY ASHTON ROOT Entitled A HOUSE OF CARDS Staged by GEORGE FOSTER PLATT NEXT; WEEK......SEATS READY THURSDAY DAY1D BELASCO will present DAVID WARFIELD 3 PERFORMANCES, III 0 PERFORMANCES nod Tuexiny III Xleht and Itemslndet of Weefc A Grand Army Man The Music Master No Lbcnl Mall air Phone Orders. AtatineCK nnd Sat. AMTJSEICEHTS. AKUSElCEirFS. MATIJTBES New ruso Balcony, ti.OOund TSc GaUerr, Me Bvery 1 tke. Theater by Mr. Henry Miller In His Most Successful Role, Stephen Ghent, in THE GREAT DIVIDE AS BV HR. MILLER 5OO TIMES DT WEW YORK. NEXT WEEK THE INTERSTATE AMUSEMENT CO. i Frank McKee, President. Preoenta the o( All Musical A WALTZ DREAM virl t li I- I It The American KaK apb T rrctuli Doll Ind NEXT %M Th- B( r- K RROV AND Tlbi Tl l H Doi RC i 111 m r --ON 11 i RON 4 1M Sb TOMORROW 5c Special Attraction at the ALHAMBRA THEATER 519 7th StN W, Wsshmjton, D C Today, Sunday, Dec. 27th, '08 From 2 P. M. till 11 P. Ml. THE MERCHANT OF VENICE The great Phakecpeii pan pliy In four acts and nini Just as It placed in the bjg- higb- p iced tlioaterc A Show for lour one great to Vritnesfe thib great performance. ONE DAY ONLY See the Great F opement in a Gonou see it Admission at a 1 limes 5c Mr illiam Resident Mgr 5c Alhambra Theater 5c Boston Symphony Orchestra MAX I IKDI.rR (-Oldaclor. NATIONAL THEATER Tuesday Afternoon January at 4 10 foololn MISCHA ELMAN, Violinist -n S2 00 fl 5100 Nun on sale at WiNrm li KTI i ut i i !.x i.1 street, m the 1 iick Pi in Surprise Theater 110 TViiofvIiAnia nw This h f, Vw iri.-'e II! MACK I ft WILSON h BURTON M- onderfui tnft le daicor GEORGE PETERS German n media i an J r 'I plaw LON 1-RT i m 11 3C TOWNER SISTERS HARRY DALY special mat'rjpc 1 ear B Kc 1 Idrr" LYRIC THEATER-BALTIMORE GRAND OPERA B> tho Oompa f om Die METROPOLITAN OPI PA HO! N Y tPoSltHely no iu tills Jan. 20, Madam Butterfly With and Offitiik NEWSPAPER!