The Philadelphia Inquirer from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on December 14, 1913 · Page 52
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! What Playhouses Offer for Holiday Shoppers 1 - "i Cbe Call ov's (Ebat ALTHOUGH HE LJMPED PER-' ceptibly, the Old Stager had a smile on his face which indicated j that he was in a happy frame of; mind, when he came into the room. " 'Smarter, " somebody ask you to have a cigar, or did . you just escape being bumped by an automobile as you were crossing the street?" I asked. , "You know. I rarely smoke cigars until after Christmas, and I v am too old a citizen to get in front of an automobile he replied, the smile still lurking ' on his features. "Well, then, what's the answer?" I persisted. "Answer to what?" he queried, his brow' assuming a puzzled expression. "The cause of the almost hilarious condition" of your face," I replied. Utterly ignoring the pleasantry, he 33 said: "You will recall that some four ,ygf weeks since I prophesied that it would j "be a' long time before vaudeville would be given in the Chestnut Street Opera I House the Loew brand, at least. Two ! weeks ago I intimated that the reconstructed theatre would house the Or-pheum Players. Now, young man, if you have followed the course of events during the past forty-eight hours you will realize that my predictions have been verified by the action of the various parties interested in the fight for supremacy here. . "The news columns of the papers corroborate my prophesy. There seems to be no longer any doubt that the Or-pheum Playera a Keith proposition will occupy the Opera House. And Mr. Loew retires from the local vaudeville field after having made a manly, if inglorious, fight for recognition. It was his second attempt, he having tried to break in in a modest way at the National some time since, with Separable results. You will recall that I declared recently that Freddie Nixon-Nirdlinger was up to all kind? of snuff. Well, the doings of the past - few days emphasize this fact, for he has won out completely and will be heard from later on. I fear that Mr. Loew did not quite grasp the vast influencehe ' was bucking against. There were several elements interested, none of which could afford to sacrific prospective results for present conditions. Mr. Loew is said to ' have plenty of backing behind him and is making a fight in New York for his rights, but he is bucking against a circumstance which is well nigh invulnerable at the present time and which, I frankly say, is more or less of a menace to the public, inasmuch as it will now be in a position to give the theatregoers just what it feels inclined to and the j people will have to take this or go hun-j gry. It is a condition which is not whol- j ly promising. No business is entirely satisfactory where there is no competition. "However, the vaudeville atmosphere has cleared up immensely and I fancy that it will be some time before there will be a riffle of excitement on the hori zon. ' ; "Meanwhile the condition of affairs theatrically is not improving. The multiplicity of 'Community' theatres and the increasing number of 'Little' theatres is . somewhat distressing to the magnates who have long feasted on the good things of the earth. Go where you will and you will find one or more theatres in course of construction. The majority oi. them are of the picture and small- . priced vaudeville type, although now and then one discovers a Little theatre grow ing into being. The increase in these amusement places is causing some alarm. I have heard of several Little theatres recently that have sprung into prominence. Away out in Los Angeles they have just- inaugurated a season in one which has a seating capacity of three hundred and thirty-four, with only fouij- - teen rows of seats. In the booklet sen" out the manager, John H. Blackwood, a one-time, newspaper man in Scranton, Pa., but who has for some years been identified with, prominent theatrical enterprises ;in California, declares that the audiences will be regarded as guests rather than patrons, and everything is to be done to carry out this idea. The offerings will be of a distinctive class, with a company of experienced and capable players. The best in the modern drama, and more particularly that type of play which is sel- - dom given on the purely commercial stage 'in those theatres that regard financial reward as of more importance than artistic results,' the booklet declares, 'but which commands the attention and interest of the cultivated public all over the world. " "There are many dramatists writing wonderfully true and artistically constructed dramas which do not appeal to the average theatrical manager as a rule, and therefore these splendid dramas are - relegated to the library and are known mostly through reading them. In England recently . such plays have been brought to the attention of the public, ' while in New York and Philadelphia Little Theatre enterprises have done the eame thing.' continues the booklet. "Whih reminds me that in our own Little Theatre a change of policy is to be inaugurated during the coming week. Mrs. Jay, the manageress, in an effort to give the public something worthy, is going to experiment to counteract the I- impression that the plays given at this . little house are solely for the so-called 'highbrows.' She is going to produce 'His Majesty, the Fool,' within a few days, with a view of finding out the drawing , power of romantic plays these days. It , - lias been largely claimed that they are . not of box otfiee value compared to the , modern plays of today, and the experi-'.-raent will be watched with considerable interest: David lielasco, in a recent in- terview, predicted a return of this type of drama. Let us hope that lie is risrht. - and that the experiment will prove a good one. Jt is also announced that a new scale of prices will go into effect with the presentation of this play which should prove magnetic. We should all :do our share towards promoting this enterprise, which is a sincere attempt to .get away from the commercial and enter-Ham with the artistic. It will all depend on the public whether thenew' policy succeeds or not ,and it is an opportunity for our playgoers to declares themselves in favor of art. ' " - 6(rr HERE IS STILL ANOTHER J playhouse,"- he continued, "which- has been given but , scant publicity and which is probably the smallest of t.h ti tres, as Avell as one of the most successful. It is the Toy Theatre, Boston, the directors of which have until recently felt that publicity was not necessary. In the month of July, 1911, Mrs. Jane W. Gale, of Boston, conceived the idea of the Toy Theatre. She consulted a group of friends and within a few weeks the Toy was an actual fact, open and ready for business. No money was invested in a site and building, but a small stable was rented, the stalls taken out.- the ft iL t 1 rt , i . nuor oi me nayiojt taKen away, leaving fri space of thirty-six feet over the stage for a gridiron and room for storing back drops. A ventilating system was installed, four borders, three bunch lights, a big switchboard and three dimmers, and lo a real playhouse with' a seating capacity of 12r people was opened to a waiting public. "During its two seasons this theatre has produced thirty-four plays native plays in their first performance and foreign plays never before seen in this country. Ihe stage setting for each play has been designed, built and painted in the theatre. Sixty-five actors the first year and seventy-four the second, have taken part in the productions. Not more than eighteen professionals have appeared, the talent coming from a lot of dramatic societies in and around Boston. The latest offering is a play called 'The Trial Marriage,' the work of a newspaper man and is peculiar in that it has a cast of nine women and two men. I "hear that the directors of this diminutive theatre are so enthused over their success that they are now negotiating for a site upon which to build a larger Toy Theatre. Which may be good judgment; and then it may not be." (T DROPPED INTO THE GAR- I rick again the other night, he continued with scarcely a" mo ment s hesitation, and was chatting with my old friend, William H. Crane. You probably do not know that at one time Crane was one of the most famous bassos on the stage. Indeed, this fact is known to very few theatregoers, and yet Crane sang the most famous parts in the most difficult operas both in this country and abroad for many years. Few men on the stage have been or are as versatile as he. As proof of this he still retains the program given in his honor at the Royal Lyceum in London in 1S69, in which entertainment he played every part from grand opera to pantomime. , "During this evening Mr. Crane opened the bill with 'Fra Diavolo,' singing the part of Beppo, one of the most difficult bass parts ever written. This he followed with a burlesque on the Forty Thieves under the title of '4 T Thieves.' He then appeared in the famous cavern duet from "Satanella.". staging this with the entire set and singing the 'Master's Pardon' with Miss Sallie Holman. Imagine the famous singer then appearing in a screaming Irish farce entitled 'More Blunders Than One' and playing the part of Larry Hooligan. In these days when a benefit' is given in honor of some great actor or some worthy charity the receipts run into the tens of thousands. At this particular performance the gross receipts were fcJl, ot which Jlr. Crane received one-third. Besides these accomplishments Mr. Crane can today dance an Irish reel and clog with the best of them, can sing an Irish song and give imitations of famous dancers of the past, and as a pan-tomimist is without a superior." TJOW LONG HE WTOULD HAVE H continued I donot know. I in- terrupted and asked him how he " liked Eleanor Gates' latest of fering, "We -Are Seven, which was given at the WTalnut during the week. "As soon as the author and producer make some revisions the play will doubt- lesa rtrove a monevmaker. As at pres ent constructed, it lacks some of the ele ments which are essential to farce to make this style of amusement effective. As you declared in your review the story is rather slow in startine and in ex plaining the relation of the characters. This is a fault which can easily be remedied. The theme is right up to the min ute even a little besrond the average oi eugenic playwriting. and is quite origi nal in treatment. The company is a well- selected one and fulfills every requirement of the various roles." Someone in the next ro6m broke out into a tirade against umpires, and, with a scornful look on his lace, the uia Stasrer arose, and. donning his overcoat, declared that he must be going. .A moment later he had disappeared. . FOR THE FIRST xlalta ijn TWJiiJN-ty years Marie Hart, of the -team yf ITorin' anA "RilKr TTart. will en- joy the Christmas dinner with her parents, this year. ... Mrs. Hart comes of a professional familv and her parents, until within a few years since, have always been troup-ing the country at the holiday time. Sev eral vears aeo -Mr. ana jurs. riart pur chased a farm down in. New Jersey, near "Reed's Crossing, which is a crossroad station near Berlin. They stocked the farm - with cattle, poultry and the other things one expects to find on a well-regulated farm, and installed Marie Hart s parents to supervise the growing crous and fowls. They returned from abroad a few weeks since and visited the farm two weeks ago to find that it had been wonderfully improved and v trans formed into the coziest ot homesteads. Now they will go there for their Christ mas dinner and feast on a turkey that was raised on their own property. They are also arranaine for a regular home fireside party for Christmas Eve and will decorate, a xuletide tree, which also grew on the premises. They were wise in grasping an opportunity of playing the holiday week at the Allegheny, as it gives them their first chance to enjoy real home life at the period when few player-folk can do so. The majority are forced to be satisfied with storage turkey dinner in tank vns. y - - . " WILLIAM GILLETTE, the American actor-author, lately sailed for a short unprofessional but business trip to London. On his way to the steamer Mr. Gillette stopped his taxicab, got out and telephoned Charles Frohman. This is what Mr. Frohman, seated in his office, heard in the familiar William Gillette tones: - MOT. "I went to night. I have only one thing think every American should proud of Ethel Barrymore s performance ot Tante'." Mr. Gillette is an American dramatist and actor who-stands as high in England as in America. Mr. Frohman is a manager with as many( English people as Americans under his employment; but he had to admit that Mr. Gillette's telephone message was nothing less than a shock. At last an American actor had- spoken well of American acting. In these days it takes a bold man to praise' anything but English acting. This season, especially, it is never done. Mr. Gillette is a brave man"; bift the fact remains that after his bold deed of saying a good word for American acting Mr. - Gillette hurried as fast as he could, to get on a boat that would take him to sea. ' THE CALL BOY. Several Novelties LYRIC Evelyn Nesbit Thaw will begin a week's engagement here, commencing with . a matinee tomorrow, at the head of an organization of seventy in "Mariette," a musical dancing divertissement from the Alhambra Theatre, London, by Maurice VolnyJ The cast includes such well-known persons as Jack Clifford, Mrs. Thaw's dancing partner; ters, the Arnaud Brothers, Peppino, Fou- ( i it- : rr c ii- e-zt n i- ciiere, jLoincu zanireine, visie .. riayaen and others. , v For the past six years Evelyn - Nesbit Thaw has been in seclusion perfecting herself for her reappearance on the stage. Her debut was "made under an assumed name at the London Hippodrome, and it was not until her success there was assured hat 8he consented to appear at the Hammerstein Victoria Theatre, New York city. In New York- it is said, her success was even greater than her Lon don triumph. She played to the capacity of the theatre twice daily for eight weeks during the hottest summer months. In "Mariette" Mrs. Thaw is said to be seen at her best. The play has to do with the gay student life in the Latin quarter of Paris, Mrs. Thaw playing the role of little Marie, an artist model. Owing to the enormous demands for seats there will be a matinee every day during the one week's engagement, and it has been arranged for Mrs. Thaw to introduce her exhibition of modern ball room dancing, with which she made her success in London and in which she is assisted by Jack Clifford at every performance. WALNUT "The Warning" is the title of a play from the pen of Mabel S. Keightly and William Anthony McGuire, which will be offered here this week, with Miss Marie Nelson and Rodney Ranous as the chief players. The production is made by Rowland and Ulif-ford, who have had numerous successes in recent years 'and who have provided an elaborate setting. The scenes of this new drama are laid in Texas and New York city, which allows a wide latitude of scenic investiture and costuming. The story is modern and is up to- the very minute. An efficient company will support the two stars in their work in this piece. Plays We've Seen GAR RICK Owing to unprecedented success of "The "New Henrietta"' the sparkling comedy success with - William H. Crane, Douglas Fairbanks, Amelia Bingham, Patricia Col-linge and others of an all-star cast, the Garrick Theatre Company has made special arrangements "with Joseph Brooks to extend the engagement one week more bet ore the play goes to New" York. Ihc New Henrietta is already established as the big comedy success of ; the year and has been welcomed by capacity houses. .The demand for the Pay has been so great that the. management of the theatre and Mr. Brooks both agreed that the cordiality of the Philadelphia reception warranted the postponement of the New York' engagement another week, and in consequence ,' "The New Henrietta" will. stay here. H A RT'S The Stanford Players Avill this week appear "in a revival of the tensely interesting play "As a Man Sows," which has all the elements of comedy, pathos and brilliant climax in its favor. It will employ the popular members of the company who will be seen in congenial roles. THE PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER. SUNDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 14, 1913 : mfmx?mmm w . . v . L " for This Week LITTLE THEATRE "Popular prices" will prevail at the Little Theatre during the entire run of the next play, "His Majesty the Fool," which will receive its premiere on AVednesday evening, December 17. "His Majesty the Fool" is, it is said, a stirring romantic drama of the sixteenth century, vividly painting the chaotic conditions existing in the dissolute court of Henry the Third of France. The attempt to usurp the throne, its failure, the familiar figure of Chicot the Jester j hero of a score of adventures, which furnished such excellent material for the literary efforts of ; Alexander Dumas, are brought to our attention in a new form. "La Danse de Joie" (The Dance of Joy), said to have created a sensation in court circles of that period, will be interpreted by a prominent New York artist. - AMERICAN. Two dramatic novelties are announced for presentation by the stock company here this week, consisting of "The Soul of Woman," a play by J ohn Lorenz, ,the talented leading man, and a one-act play entitled "The Hand of the Law,'v' by Harold Kennedy. The first named play is said to be strong in love ' interest, with finely drawn characters, and telling a logical story in a highly interesting manner. Mr. Kennedy s playlet is a new romance of the underworld treated in an original and fascinating manner. The plays will be staged with attention to detail and appropriate scenic surroundings. Colonial Opening When the Nixon .Colonial Theatre in German town opens on December 22, it will Jae under the direct management of Harry - Brown, a well-known Philadel-phian who formerly was manager of the Savoy Theatre, Atlantic City, and later manager of the new Nixon Theatre there. He will be associated with Fred G.' Nixon Nirdlinger, who will be general manager of the house. Desmond Place, who for several years was treasurer of the Lyric and Walnut Street Theatres in this city, will be assistant manager of the Nixon Colonial. An exceptional bill is being arranged by Manager Nirdlinger for the opening week of the new house and many surprises are promised. "v BROAD This will be the third and last week of H. B. Warner in his latest success, "The Ghost Breaker." Both the star and play have met with unqualified success, for at every performance during the past week capacity houses have ruled. The romantic story of "The Ghost Breaker" is one that appeals to all classes and as told by. H. B. Warner and his capable company makes an attraction of real Worth. Certainly no nlav has presented such a variety of entertain ment in real thrills or excitement, fun fast and furious in the farcical episodes and an interesting and appealing love story. - ' ' , FORREST Miss Julia Sanderson and her tuneful musical comedy, "The Sunshine Girl," enter upon their final week here . tomorrow evening. Seldom has a musical entertainment been presented in this city which has contained so many elements of popular success. Miss Sanderson's charming singing and dancing, Joseph Cawthorn's ludicrous antics as Schlump, the , bibulous cabby, his rendition of the famous comic song. "You Can't Play Every Instrument in the Band," his concertina solo, Flossie Hope's numerous solo dances, Yra Jeane's wonderful singing and the famous Sunshine Girl Tango danced by Miss Sanderson and Mr. Alan Mudie, are all diverting features. ' A DELPHI "Traffic in Souls." the ' dramatic photoplay whichJ has created sensation, will continue to be the attraction throughout the coming week. These moving pictures are in many ways truly remarkable, first because of the vividness of the story unfolded and. secondly, because of the wholesome lesson that storjr drives home with such terrific force. The photoplay is based on recent investigations of vice conditions in New. York and portrays the methods employed- in - the white slave traffic, fwhich has become such a dangerous menace to all society. ' Although the theme is exceedingly sensational and many of the scenes shown on the screen are thrilling, there is nothing revolting in the 'picture and all sug-gestiveness has been carefully avoided. The film will remain for only one week ; starting .tomorrow afternoon and will be lollowea on lecemDer 4& oy vv ltnm the Law. Burlesque Bills EMPIRE As the attraction for this - ' week the Jake Goldenberg, Inc., will offer their "Gay New Yorkers" Company for the approval . of the patrons. It is described as a dashing two-act musical .frivolity, - lacking none of the essentials of a first-claes burlesque show. The piece is called " "Madam, Who Are You?" and the plot revolves around the ownership of a department store and a beauty parlor. The com- Elications are numerous. The two He-rews, Siegel and- Cooper, owners of the store, as played by Will Fox and Harry (Marks) Stewart, are sure of laughs, while the. beguiling talk of Con-man, James J. Lake, is bound to keep one in an tiproar. The part of the leading woman is entrusted to Miss Carol Schroeder, and others who stand out prominently are Rose de Young, the Raymond Sisters, Beatrice Loftus and Ju-lia May. Among the male conting'ent is Eddie Nelsonj the little fellow with the big voice. .. . .. TROCADERO The '-' management announces the engagement for this week of Blanch Baird s Big Show. Miss Baird, who for a long time has been a favorite with burlesque patrons, heads the company, which' will be seen in a rollicking travesty - in two parts, entitled, "Tournament at the B. B. C." and "A Trip to the Catskills," both which are of -the light, frothy order and were constructed for laughing purposes only. Eddie Dale, the funny little Dutchman, with' the funny little kick, is the principal comedian, and is aided in the funmaking by Tom J. Bee-son. Others in the cast are Marie Bucher, Al Lipman and a chorus of comely girls. Specialties will be provided by Miss Baird, who has a new Eianologue and character songs; Al S. lipman, singer and dancer, and Eddie Dale, in an amusing monologue. - . DU MONT'S A change of burlesques and ballads is announced by the Minstrels for this week. The street fakirs, who are seen in holiday times, is a funny subject for a sketch by Lawrence and Boy den.; Eddie Cassady has rummaged through his foolish factory and offers, a lot of nut talk and songs. A funny "burlesque called "Chasing the Wrong Husband," showing how a woman cannot- pick out her. real husband, as the resemblance is so great. Boyden and Lemuels will be the "look alike" victims of woman's love, A with Lawrence to help it alongy New ballads will be sung by Joe Hortiz, Fred Jarvis, Frank Lane, Dan McGarrigan and Bobby Carlin. "Trouble in Mexico" is retained by request for this week only. Patterson and Titus -execute new dances. Bennie Franklin has a fine musical sketch on new lines. The Christmas tree, with all the toys, presents and candies for children, will be seen at the matinees only Christmas week. ; ' : G A YETY Burlesque interpreted by a . capable company which includes Virginia Tyson, Carrie Barry, Lillian Langley, James Dailey, Al Martin and Louis Hartman, with a large and efficient chorus,, is the order of things here. The bill for this week will have several interesting surprises? as well as unique vaudeville interpolations. S f fonon Jr : 'to. -"MirSii,:. . 1 J"tS ' W7Z-dPSZTL CASINO Max Spiegel's famous "College Girls" will be the inviting attraction h ere this week. . This season Mr. Spiegel has spent, money lavishly on scenery, electrical effects and costumes, so that the production will be even more elaborate than in the past. Miss Dolly . Morrisey, a prima donna of merit, and Avho is also an actress of .ability, heads the includes Abe Reynolds and Morris Frank- im, who turnish the bulk of the comedy. Beatrice, the rasrtime violinist rf last year, is, retained to repeat her former conquests. Notable Changes in Vaudeville METROPOLITAN OPERA HOUSE - A hew policy by which the attendance at the Metropolitan Opera House will no doubt be carried up to the capacity mark will be inaugurated when the well-known theatre is again taken over bv the Philadelphia Central Amusement Company beginning .tomorrow. Moving pictures will be shown, but such photo-plays as have never before been seen in the Quaker City. . Both in clarity, splendid richness and variety these strictly first-run pictures, the selected product of the best producers in America and abroad, will excel anything hitherto exhibited in this region, it is said. The new lessees beheve not only in special featuring, but in continued freshness, and the reels will be changed from day to day. It is the intention of the-new management to show sets of photodramas, which have become famous throughout "the world, such as "Quo Vadis ?" and "The Last Days of Pompeii," and as early as Christmas week a surprise has been secured which, it is declared, has been nothing less than the sensation of seven cities. A glance at some of the special features for the ensuing week will enable picture fans to judge in a moment the nigh quality of the films offered the public. Among these will be "Fedora," a picture dramatization of the celebrated French play, enacted b3 a superb company of foreign artists, in five beautiful reels. The Stowe classic, "Uncle Tom's Cabin," will be shown in two reels, ami "Ip the Midst of the Jungle" (three veels), "Wild Animals at Large" (two reels). "The Rogue of Paris" (four reels), "The Bond of Passion" (three reels), will be thrown on the screen, not to speak of a nuniber of comedy features such as "Any Port in a Storm" and "The Girl at the Lunch Counter." The Metropolitan will give matinees at 2 P. M. and night performances at 7 and 9 P. M. NIXON-GRAND. Music, comedy and novelty will" be the prominent features in the entertainment here thio week. Ed Reynard will offer his ven-triloquial novelty: Allan Dinehart and Ann Heritage will present a tense playlet, "Just Half Way;" Mae Francis will sing new songs, Morris and Allen will contribute vocal selections, and a singing and dancing turn of merit . will be given by Victorine andyZolar, singers and dancers. The El Ray Sisters, in roller skating feats, many of which are new and exclusive, will also appear. BROADWAY One of the three headline features here this week will be Jessie Sutherland, the "Diving Venus," who does many unusual aquatic stunt3. Another big act will be Arthur Hoopes and Ruby Hoffman and Company in "The Boob," an entertaining comedy sketch, while still another high class specialty will be the musical surprise specialty of William Weston and Company. Other acts include Garson and Willard in a lively-sketch, Joe and Lew Cooper, piano bugs; Bert and Bessie Draper as minstrels a la carte, and new photo-Plays. . KEYSTONE The Bison City ; Four head the bill here this week, in song selections with comedy side lights. Mame Remington and her Pickaninnies; ' "Billy Christmas a one-act comedy, playlet presented by the Four Lewises; Howe and Howe, burlesque mind reading; Lore and Payne, comedy acrobats, and Pielert and Scofield, in a unique act, are also announced.- FAIR MOUNT For the first half of the Ml. week here the bill will con sist of Caroly Franklin Wilson and Company in a playlet; Haynes Newland and ?)e Groot, in a sketch; Kelly and Catlm, character comedy; Fernandez Duo vocal-?sts nd the Romanoff Trio, impalement act Beginning on Thursday an entire change of program will be tiade and there will ge special features - 15 1 1 0&: er7z7?ud?, Forrest B. F. KEITH'S As an ante-holiday entertainment the bill announced for this week seems to about fulfill all requirements. It is headed by the Jubilee comedian, Jack WTilson, who returns with Miss Ada Lane and jack Doyle in a sunburst of comicalities entitled "An Impromptu Revue." which is full of humorous incidents. Many Philadelphians read with , delight Irving Cobb's story of Southern character,' entitled "Sergeant Bagby," and they will be glad to know that the theme has been used for a bright little comedy, written by .Mr. Cobb, assisted by Bozeman Bulger, the well-known sporting writer. It will be interpreted bv a company of seven players. Mile. Ma-Belle and her Sylvan Balletr will return, with several new terpsichorean conceits in solo and ensemble numbers of a highly interesting quality. Ma-Belle is supported by an expert aggregation of dancers. Albert Perry and Maude Hanaford .in a one-act farcical sketch. "Reno and Return." which is full of up-to-date humor and amusing situations. George W. Barry and Mauue Wolford, who sing their own songs in a convincing manner, return with a lot of new material which will find favor instantly, while the Weise Troupe of daring equilibrists are newcomers from Europe, who are said to be quite in a class by themselves. Walter Van-Brunt will sing some of his latest sonp hits and Sam Pearl and Dave Roth, who have just returned from abroad will appear in a musical comedy feature of moment. Leon Sprague and Nellie -McNeece, roller skaters, and new Pathe films will round out the entertainment. . N IXON An excellent bill is announced here for this week. Perry's Petticoat-Minstrels, a group of talented voung women, most of whom are Phila- delphians," head the list in hodge podge of mirth and melody. A great musical act will - be contributed by the Seven Castelluceios, who play many instruments; Walker and 111, in a clever little comedy sketch; 'Bell and the Clancy Twins, in a comedy skit; Morse and HilJ, in comedy patter, and William Morris, the comedy tramp cyclist, will prove highly amusing md entertaining. V v ALLEGHENY. Comedy will predominate here this week with John and Winnie Hennings as-the head- liners. They will present their uproar- uuClB. a... I:;if 0Htll "TI,b TCill ious corneay Bseicn, eiiuucu .me Kare Kouple." White s animals do fun- ny stunts, ana tne diii ouia Re iu include Pearl Abbott and Company in a playlet; Bob Hall, monologuist; Arch- er and Carr, songs and chatter, and George Moore, juggler. O R P H E U M Comedy, happily blended with novelty and pathos, will form the bill here this week. Walter j H. Brown and Company in a dramatic playlet, heads the list. Others who will J appear include Roxy LaRocca, harpist; ' Jesse L. Lasky's "Eloping," a musical , comedy skit; Hartley and 'ecan, singers , and dancers; Gardner and Revere, entertainers, and Loe , LaFleur and his Chiquita dogs. LIBERTY Photo-plays in conjunction with first-run films, will be given here. On Tuesday night the feature will be Homer's "Odyssey," a story of the Trojan War-will be a special number, and on Friday night "His Neighbor's Wife." with a cast of popular players, will be the, offering. On Monday night "Guerrillas of Algiers"; Wednesday, "The Traducer"; Thursday, "Spanish Blood," and Saturday, "Lieutenant Daring." Surest, Easiest, Quickest and Ploasantost WAY TO CHASE AWAY A COLD Act Now Follow this Suggestion and By Morning You Won't Hare Any More Cold "Than a Rabbit." If You Have, Get " Your Money Back. ' Instead of sniffles and tears, you will be a picture of smiles and good nature, if vou will throw away all the old, so-called "cold cures" and eat a lump of sugar-with a few drops of Virgin Oil of Pine. Within five minutes your cold will be on the run and your head will surely begin to olear. Believes a cold almost Instantly. - There's no doubt or uncertainty about it, for it has been tried in hundreds of thousands of cases, and these folks all know. ' - Just be sure you get Leach's Virgin Oil of Pine Compound Furl. Every drug store in the country sells it' and the price is 50 cents. To be sure' you get Leach's suppose you take this "ad" with you to the druggist for if you don't get the genuine then of eourse you can't get your money back and if it doesn't cure your cold, then it won't be worth anything. - So get Leach's then your money will come back into your pocket again, if your cold' doesn't go and go quickly. If your druggist won't supply you, send the price to the Leach Chemical Co., at Cincinnati. Ohio, and the package win be mailed yon with all charges prepaid. - , Sold and recommended In Philadelphia by George B. Evans, Jacob Bros., and all leading druggists everywhere. i : ) I ' : i V VM. P EN N Contrary to the usual custom, Manager Miller has secured for the week before Christmas a program of uniform excel'eYiCe such as has been prevailing here continuously each week. The big novelty will be Volant and his flying piano, a musical act that is entirely different from anything ever seen here and which was originated by Volant. He will be assisted by Ruth Gurlev who is( a vocalist of ability. Next in importance is Etta Bryan, Roy Sumner and Company ina cleverly conceived sketch by Edgar AUen Woolf, entitled "A College Proposition," which ia said to be refreshingly amusing. Charles Walters and Ada Irving have a skit called "The Typewriter and the Type," and a smart act will be offered bv Innes and Ryan. Brown. Delmar and Brown form a trio of vocalists in a unique specia.ty; Juggling D'Lisle, who combines comedy with expertness, and several other inviting numbers will round out the entertainment; "Within The Law" Seat Sale The heavy demand for seats for "Within the Law," which begins a limited engagement at the Adelphi Theatre next week, has forced the sale of seats to be opened tomorrow, Monday morning. This was done especially to care for patrons wishing to secure good locations for the Christmas matinee and night performances. It is announced that not more than six seats will be sold to any one purchaser. How To Prevent Acid Stomachs And Food Fermentation By a Stomarh Specialist. As a specialist who has spent many years in the study and treatment of ptomach troubles, I have been forced to the conclusion that most people who complain of stomach trouble possess stomachs that are absolutely healthy and normal. The real trouble, that which causes all the pain and difficulty, is acid in the stomach, usually due to, or aggravated by, food fermentation. Acid irritates the delicate lining of the stomach and food fermentation causes wind which distends the stomach abnormally, causing that full bloated feeling. Ttiu both acid and fermentation interfere with and retard the process of digestion. The stomach is usually healthy and normal, but irritated almost pait endurance by these foreign elements acid and wind. In all such cases and they comprise over 1K per cent, of all stomach difficulties the first and only step necessary is to neutralize the acid and stop the fermentation by taking in a llltle warm or cold wnter immediately .,mo- o t.. magnesla .hioh i doubtless the best and only really effective antacid anil food corrective known. The acid will be neutralized and the fermentation stopped almost instantly, and your stomach will afcvonce proceed to digest the food In a healthy, normal manner. Be sure to ask your. druggist for the bisurated magne sia, as Iauve found other forms utterly lacking . r"Jts peculiarly valuable properties. KTTA G. Advt. When you have frequent sneezing fits, tickling in the throat, crusts in the nose, spasms, of coughing, raising of muens, droppings in the throat and offensive breath, y6u are affected with catarrh.1 Immediate steps should be taken to remedy this condition or the ailment will increase and a chronic and serious -stage of the disease result. ' At the first symptoms of catarrh, uae Hyomei as. sold by druggists everywhere. It is a scientific medicated air treatment, that does not drug and derange the stomach, but is breathed fn through the Hyomei inhaler, effectively destroying the disease germs that may lurk in the nose, throat and lungs, and quickly eooths and heals the irritated mucous membrane. Hyomei is sold with an agreement to refund the purchase price to any one who is not benefited. Get it now, and be cured of catarrh. Complete outfit, io eluding inhaler 'and bottle of liquid, $1.0. 'Lef Get Acquainted' Credit at all 0 Department Stores Buy where you please. I pity ihv bill. Pay me little each week Call, write er phone. i -WEAVER 1206 Chestnut St. Second Hi SOOTHES. CATARRH HIS .

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