The Dayton Herald from Dayton, Ohio on April 25, 1914 · 9
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The Dayton Herald from Dayton, Ohio · 9

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Saturday, April 25, 1914
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J A 27 THE DAYTON HERALD, SATURDAY, APRIL 25, 1914. TAGE NINE- NOTED ITALIAN ACTRESS IN MILITARY DRAMA 6 ' - ' :..r"" ' 'v 1 . ' Xl i'. Y 5 iff 1? km:? '4 6 -V. l BV Mill "St- JJ t. - ' Situation in Mexico City Parallels Boxer Uprising The picture represents a soene from "In the Line of Duty," the great drama of military life in India, whioh has been secured by the Majestic as its star attraction for Sunday, Monday and Tuesday. The leading role is taken by Miss Rita Sacchetto, noted Italian actress, who will be seen in the films here for the first time Sunday and whose success as a movie actress has been phenomenal. NEW YORK E TAKE m LOOK UPON SEVEN NEW SHOWS People of Great White Way Approve Late ferings. Offe By DIXIE HINE8. NEW TOnK, April 25. The most active week for several months drew to a close with seven new flays last week. "The Truth" was successfully revived by Wlnthrop Amea with Grace George, 2elda Sears, Ferdinand Oottachalk and other excellent players. "The Dummy," written by Harvey O'HIgglns and Harriet Ford, also managed to win popular approval when offered at the. Hudson. This Is a sort of detective play, but one of originality and cleverness. It la badly constructed, but a good cast. Including Ernest Truex. Ada Dwyer, Edward Ellis and Joseph Brennan, managel to atone for this and It finished the evening a laughing hit If nothing else. Raymond Hitchcock managed to "put across" a new musical play, "The Beauty Shop," which has been done pretty generally through the country. It was written by Rennold Wolf and Channlng Pollock and with Tessa Kosta. a new prima donna, and Mr. Hitchcock himself in a new sort of role, the Astor Theater will continue its successful career. Maude Adams revived delightful "Peter Fan," and this Is to be done at special matinees for several weeks, alternating with "The Legend of Leonora," which she continues to play to delighted audiences. A play called "The Red Canary" was tried. It has been tried all over the country, and not very successfully. Here It was made unanimous. It isn't a bird. A young chap named T. Roy Barnes, who Is familiar to vaudeville audiences managed to extract a lot of fun out of It, and succeeded In making it tolerable to the audience, but one swallow does not make a spring, nor one actor a success. And then we had a political play. It was called "The flovernor's Boss." The "boss" was a very bad "boss," but not nearly so bad as the play. It had some good people, George Fawcett for Instance, and John E. Kellerd. Mr. Kellerd was very bad in his part and Mr. Fawcett was not Bure what he was called upon to say or do. It is a melodrammer, very mellow indeed. It is said by the playwright that he based his story on the recent Impeachment of the then governor of the State of New Tork, William Kulzer. If this stnry was based on the reported incident. It la the basest base that has been seen on the stage for a long time. v The matinees at all the leading theaters on Friday of last week, done in honor of the fund of the Actor's Fund, and for the benefit of the home maintained in behalf of aged and indigent players, was a very Interesting feature of the week. More than thirty theaters devoted their artistic efforts to the charity and a substantial sum was realized. Llna Abarbanell made her vaudeville debut at the Palace Theater, and here, too Dorothy Bentley and Carloe Sebastian, who lead the dancing contingent, repeated their success of a week previous. The taxis and the surface cars carry with them a tango wiggle just to keep in trim and Just to be In style. The vauleville attractions for the week,i to which we miiKt look for new entertainment. Includes J'e Collins, Frank Keenan. Frank Fogarty and a host o other Interesting features at the Palace Theater; Alice IJoyd. Marv Nash, Mack and Walker. Gtis Edwards' new musical act and the usual number of supporting artists at the Colonel, and Dazie, Juliette Dika. Rnoney and Bent, Lambert und Ball and half a dozen other Interesting features at the vMhamhra. Strong Human Ties Bind the Circus People in Big Family A RINGLING SAW DUST RING QUEEN Si Hi v i V V'' . "V'?: - - i : -NO., '''-v . ft, m h i LOST T5 AT CIRCUS. f'harls Bat. 2f4 Bruen street, while erpros'e'J in wat-iln the antl' of the mnnkys at the Hase nberh - Wallace ehows Frld.iv afternoon, ns relieved of n prvketbonk eor.ta initig $"S, grrording to a report he made to the police. "A sawdust ring And a flying steed, A tinseled gown And a daring deed; And that's the way of the circus." But It's only one side of the elreua life. True, it Is the phase which the men, women and children who crowd up the main entrance and hand In their checks to see the glamour and glitter under the "big top," look for and applaud. But there is another and gentler side to this fascinating world of the sawdust and epangles. It lies heyond the great red curtain which separates the arena from the dressing tents. What exists beyond Is not revealed excepting to those favored few who are admitted during the hours of performance. And yet any may learn, in a less intimate way, Just what the mysterious red curtain conceals by following the drawn cavalcade from the railroad yards to the show grounds whenever the circus comes to town. And to those who have never experienced this rare treat an opportunity la to be given Thursday, May 7, when the hosts of Kingllng Brothers' "World's Greatest ghows" arrive In Dayton. BE THERE BY 8 O'CLOCK. You should reach the circus lot by 8 o'clock. For after the tents are up and the big moving municipality established, the strictest of rulea hedge in the intimate portions of Piingllngville. One of the most carefully guarded of its five dressing tents Is that occupied by the women performers. Within the walls of this are woiked the mysteries which convert a pretty gill Into a gorgeous princess of a dashing equestrienne, dressed in fluffy pink tarletnne all covered with spangles. THE CIRCUS "MOTHER." Supreme In this department of the famous Kingllng Brothers' shows Is Mrs. O"jorse Ilartzell, known far and wide as "The Litt'e Mother of the Circus." No boarding school mistress ever kept more careful watch over her charges than does this low-voiced, silver-haired woman who reigns over the hundreds of ballet girls, the pretty equestriennes, the picturesque womn of the "butterfly dance," and the hundreds of women who take part In this season's Illngling spectacle of Solomon and the Quern of iheba. Nor do the hlt-'hest salaried women performers of the circus resent her supremacy. Mile. Marie SalHZac, the high-spirited Russian who depicts the role of Queen Balkls In the massive wordless play, is her close friend. "Proud Josephine" Clark, who many say Is the most beautiful rifler In America, loves the little circus mother. Madame Hodginl, another of its women eques triennes. Insists that Mrs. Hartiell must go to her home In Switzerland at the close of the cirrus season and spend the winter there. Thus she Is the favorite of all because she favors none. And nuiFt of all. the 'Little Mother rif the Cirrus'' is beloved by "her girls," as she calls them the pretty misses of the ballet. In thes performers those who attend the Klngling show will find an entirely new tvpe of feminity one which might be rlss?ed as the 'circus girl of 1K14." The Introduction of the spectacle ss an Bil'led feature to the regular arenic program Is responsible for the advent of this new type. For a correct presentation of the story of "Solomon In all his glory" requires the services of a huge ballet. of the hundreds of girls who danre In the Rlngling pantomime they come, mostly, from surh theaters as the Metropolitan grand opera house, where 1 their services are not required during the spring and summer months. Eight girls wno appeared witn uenee curing tier recent season in America now dance before the throne of Solomon in this spectacle of ancient Israel. LOTS OF FRESH AIR. The ballet girls receive good salaries. Stage "Happy Soprano" Singing at Local House ( .V . I -v.Y'n ... f , ?4 . .; i r i , j f ' "' ' 1 4: MISS MARGAKITT I.KE. Miss I-ee. who has won the stage nlcknitn of "the hapiy soprano," is filling an engagement at the Colonial theater. Phe is assisted by A. W. Wolfe, the minstrel basso, and the two are favorites on the bill. WASHINGTON, April 25. The attention of officialdom of the United States was fixed today on Mexico City. A situation paralleling that at Pekln during the Boxer uprising exists. Vague rumors of outrages against foreigners, of Americans falling victims to the blood-lust of Mexican peons Inflamed by drink are reaching the capital. None is confirmed. None can be confirmed so long as Huerta holds the other end of the wires leading Into the Mexican capital. Officialdom discredits these reports. Secretary of State Bryan insisted that he believed Huerta would try to protect the 800 Americans who are still in his capital; The president hoped there was nothing to the rumors. But despite this hope, the state department wag vainly trying; to get Into communication with Mexico City through th Brazilian embassy, which now represents us In Mexico, and other embaa-Bles here. OTHERS IX DANGER. It Is not alone Americans who are in danger. British and German citizens have been threatened there and it is admitted that a drink-brazed mob could hardly be expected to be any more careful whom its members attacked. The admitted fact, that Huerta had refused to permit all Americans to accompany O'flhaughnessy and that all Americans had been disarmed by the dictator's orders had a very sinister sound. Why this was done It Is not clear to officials. There are fears that certain men were singled out to be kept in the capital. One my of hope existed here. That was that the Americans may have taken refuge In the other foreign embassies and legations. If they have they may be safe as even Huerta would hesitate a long time before countenancing any general attack on foreigners. Officials at the navy department confidentially admitted that If Americans have been killed or if any considerable portion are besieged by mobs it may be necessary to rush an expedition of bluejackets and marines Inland from Vera Cruz with orders to enter the capital at any cost. They hope the hand of the United States will not be forced until Funston and his men, and especially his heavy artillery, can get to Vera Cruz. They admit that the situation is fraught with the gravest danger and that it i may be changed Bt a moment's notice. REPORT AMERICANS ARRESTcu. Meanwhile on the surface an attitude) of quietude was preserved here. The president was not at his desk but was in touch with his cabinet at all times. Senator Stone of Missouri, although still compelled to use crutches to get about, had resumed command of the senate committee on foreign relations, lie visited the White House and the State department but said he had nothing to say regarding the government's plans. Anxiously waiting but ready to strike vigorously any where was the attitude. Until word comes from Mexico City, and the various points in interior Mexico where Americans are marooned are practically prisoners and hostages of war, no further warlike mea-surea will be taken. But the apprehension increases as time goes on and no apparent solution of the entire difficulty, or plan for further action, is worked out. Consul Canada at Vera Cruz transmitted various reports of the arrest of Americans and other foreigners, rumored to be facing execution. The state department cabled him back to make every endeavor to get full authentic facts at once. and, unlike the conditions which prevail when they are under theatrical management, they are boarded by the circus and given berths or staterooms In its trains. They are rosy-cheeked and strong, for, during the seven months spent on the road, the circus girl is, or has the privilege of being. In the open air twelve hours out of every day. Her diversions are numerous. The Ringling Brothers maintain a library of the best and popular books on their trains and encourage sports of all kinds. Then the young ladles have a sewing circle. Before the performance, or following it, they dig down In their trunks and bring forth all sorts of sewing. Some darn at stockings and others. embroider sofa pillows, waists or dolllles; still others are quite expert In the use of the washboard and Iron and would never think of sending their handkerchiefs or stockings to the laundry. There, at leisure hours, surrounded by gilded ears and in the shade of the dressing tent, the "sewing bee" is in dally session. And the lady of the circus has her social duties to perform Just as those who live a more stationary life. Though they sleep In Pullman cars, which, by the way, are' all owned by the Ringling Brothers, the circus woman always looks upon her trunk as her home. When one of them wishes to call upon her neigh bor she goes to the friend's trunk. If the latter Is not at home she leaves her card. And the friend looks upon this as a visit. Nor, when one considers the size of the Ringling dressing tent where hundreds of women prepare for the arena, Is this such a humorous procedure asc one might presume at first sight. ARMY OF MEN. As for the men of the circus, it might be Interesting to state that there are more than 800 of them. But this story deals not with them, but of the women of Fpangletown. And, taking them all in all, these women of the white tents are a happy lot. Their beds and meals are always awaiting them, their diversions are many, the hours of performance are not long, Sunday is a!.. ays a holiday, and, as haB been said before, they enjoy the watchfulness of "The Little Mother of the Circus." ' ; ' . . . Majestic Miss Rita Sacchetto, the famous Italian actress who has caused such a flurry In the motion picture world, will be seen in Dayton for the first time Sunday in the . production of "In the Line of Duty" at the Majestic. This picture is in four reels and will be shown here under the production of the Famous Players Film company. which Is sufficient to assure its high class. Miss Sacchetto, who is the only foreign member of the company producing "In- the Line of Duty," which treats of Military life In India, is an emotional actress of note. She has al ready achieved big successes In the east where the pictures In which she appeared have been held at a premium. Anticipating great audiences, the Majestic management has arranged to keep "In the Line of Duty" on the boards at that theater for three days. Sunday, Monday and Tuesday. This is another big "scoop" for the Majestic, since this production is an exclusive feature for Majestic patrons and can be seen at no other theater. Davton movie patrons have heard much of Rita Sacchetto but this will be their first opportunity to see her in the films. handiwork of the Students Is Shown Specimens of the manual training work of the machine shop classes or Stivers high school are on exhibition at the Patterson Tool and Fupply company store, north Main street. A similar ex hibit of the wood working department will be shown later. Among the articles made by pupils of the school and shown In the display are tses, reamers, planer Jacks, taps of va- lous kinds and sizes, -blocks, tool- makers' clamps, Woodruff key cutters. levels, squares, etc. Hardware men who have Inspected the tools have declared them te be of the highest grade both in workmanship and quality. The display represents In part the work of the senior, night and vocational classes. W. B. lAimby and B. J. Robinson are the Instructors. Mother and Her Babe Abandoned Mrs. Myrtle Phillips. 19, and her six-months-old baby, who have no home and have been deserted by hus band and father, spent Friday night In Central police station, naving oeen sent there about t.SO by Patrolman Tom Mitchell, who found them on an ptown street. Saturday morning they were turned over to the Associ ated Charities and assistance given them. According to Mrs. Phillips, she came here with ner fcany bdoui mree months ago from Muncle. Indiana, to which place she had gone on a fruit less search for her husband, who abandoned her During her three months In Payton, she said, she lived Ith a sister on east First street, hut Friday the sister got peeved and drove the woman and child away from her home. ro CONSTIPATION TAKE LAtAMWT? ' fhf Mint Flavored CaM La-attvc Orucd'ts r hod tout none U the (.ill. 10 u4 2S ruU. DISSENSION IN WILSON CABINET SAIDTO EXIST Washington Correspondent Reports Strife Between War and Peace Factions. Secretary of War and Bryan at Odds, Capitol Observer States. NEW YORK, April 25. The Time prints the following despatch from Washington today: "At the moment when President Wilson, anxious and hurried, Is bending every energy to avoid real war with Mexico, persistent reports are In circulation of dissension among his advisers. Without attaching any particular significance to the Incident the Secretary of State Is opposed to taking vigorous military' measures to meet the situation proposed by the demand that Huerta salute the stars and stripes, and the secretary of war believes In following the Grover Cleveland maximum that "A condition and not a theory confronts us," the fact stands out boldly that the administration's Mexican undertaking has grown to the proportions of a great national crisis. CWTICAL SITI ATIOX. "In the face of the critical situation confronting the government, a situation that leaves It merely a question of a toss-up in determining whether there shall be war, between the T'nlted States and Mexico, the dlf. ferences of opinion In the cabinet are of marked significance. The Times correspondent knows nothing ' lead to the belief that these difficu' will bring any resignations from the cabinet, but It Is evident that a serious disagreement has come about among President ' Wilson's intimate official advisers as to how the understanding against Huerta shall be conducted. rmvAv vs. gartusox. "Army and navy officials, with their close study of the Mexican situation to back their Judgement, insist that the landing of the rnlted States blue jackets and marines at Vera Crui has developed Into a big military problem that must be handled with an Iron hand. "Mr. Garrison, the secretary of war. Is supporting them. On the other side is Mr. Bryan, the secretary of state. Mr. Bryan is represented as opposed to any steps that will extend the theater of hostilities In Mexico and cause the shedding of blood on a larger scale. ELKS 10 SUPPLY MANY FEATURES El MacGrath is Home Again! A Nmto Novel by the Aathor of THE ADVENTURES OF KATHLYN THE MAN ON THE BOX, Eic Pidgin Island K-. . ..... . rtj li I v. .' ft f j 7 In PIDGIN ISLAND Harold MacOrath Is back on his native heath. It is hfa first full-sized American Romance since HALF A ROGUE and THE MAN ON THE BOX. It's American to the very basa-fisbing in it, and it is bound to be enjoyed by every American man or woman who picks it up. It starts with a rush, and is read at a sitting. Pkturahy Brown. AtmllBaohtelhn. $1 J3 art THE BOBRSMERRILL COMPANY.PuUdKn R BIG CIRCUS Three-Day Amusement Program is Offered Parade Certain. The first circus parade of the season will be held In Dayton April 30. The Elks' circus will provide the pageant. The parade will also be given on each of the two days following, between the hours off 11 and 1, This will be the first circus ever organized In this city. The Klks have secured seventeen carloads of paraphernalia, stage settings, costumes and equipment for the big two-ring show it proposes to offer at the fairgrounds on April 30 to May 2, Inclusive. w Most of the equipment will come from New Tork. The elephants, camels, hears and other animals used In the performances, with their trainers, will he brought to Dayton in special cars. More than 400 men will be brought here for the entire week to manage the production of the mammoth amusment enterprise. On the opening day the children of the Soldiers' and Sailors' Orphans' Home at Xenla and the children of St. Joseph's Orphans' Home will be guests of theEVks" lodge. Side shows, pink lemonade leather-lunged barkers, peanuts and all other accessories necessary to a successful day at the circus will be provided by the management. Among the special features to be offered will be the Imperial troupe of ten people, twelve trained horses direct from the New York Hippodrome and fourteen bears performing upon an open stage. The committee In charge will spare no pains to make the three-day circus a success. All the equipment will arrive early next week, so that there will not be the slightest hitch or delay after the entry starts at J o'clock Thursday afternoon. The committee in charge of the rlrcuB arrangements Is composed of B. d O'Brien, Henry Ellsworth, William Addelberger nnd Charles P. Althoff. LIQUOR. LICENSE BOARD WILL GO TO COLUMBUS Members of the Montgomery County Liquor Licensing board will meet with the state board on May 1 to review the work that has been accomplished In tha last six months, according to advicaa from Columbus. With the Montgomery county board will meet the boards of Cuyahoga, Franklin, Lucas, Summit, Mahoning and Hamilton counties, according to the schedule of meeting dates an-ncunced by tha stato board. WASHINGTON, April 25. Reports that there Is friction between members of the cabinet and President Wilson over the manner In which the Mexican situation Is being handled today were characterized at the White House as utterly "rot." Secretary Tumulty stated that he would not even dignify the reports by a formal denial. ' MANY ARE DESTITUTE WASHINGTON, April 25. The Cyclops, from Vera Cruz, with 32 refugees aboard, many of whom are destitute, is expected to arrive at Galveston at noon today, according to a wireless telegram Just received at the navy department. Big Audience Due To See Richelieu The seat sale for Richelieu, which will be played by the Dramatic Association of St. Mary's college, gives promise of a full house for Sunday evening. The sale for Tuesday evening Is on, and already half the large hall has been reserved. An exceptional musical program will be played by the augmented college orchestra. The following selections will be played: March, "La Horella" (The Sister), by Borel-C'lerc; Air of Ixiuls, "Amaryllis," by Henry Ghys; Intermezzo. "L Secret," by Leonard Gautier; "Royal Court Minuet Louis XIV," by Tangier; Pensea Pathetique, "Love nnd Passion," by Messina: march, "La Pere de la Victoire," by Goone; march, "The Dashing Cavalier," by Laurendeau. The musical program is in keeping with the play itself. A sketch of each selection is given In the printed program of the evening. The story cf each act and scene Is likewise to be found in the booklet given by the ushers before the play. MUST SURRENDER ONE JOB TO SEEK ANOTHER Paytonians holding Jobs under local or state civil service . will have to resign before going gunning for nominations to political office, according to a ruling by Attorney General Hogan. No person under civil service can became a candidate for public office, either In the primaries or the general elections, without first resigning the protected position, according to the ruling. . , , MISSIONARY TO SPEAK. Mrs. W. B. Peiple, missionary from Seprtal. Japan, will speak to tha members, of the Sunday school class of the Trinity Reformed church Sunday morning at 9. Mrs. Selple is on a furlough. She la a teacher in the girls' school while abroad. THE TRUTH ABOUT M AT COLORED Y. M. C. A. George Wolf, of Central Theological Seminary, will address th Colored Y. C. A. meeting Sunday, at 4 p. m. M. '- ; - y v m . GEORGE MATTHEWS. Properly Informed people are awari that there is a genuine, as well as a fako Spiritualism, and those who have been perplexed by the super-, natural manifestations of "Spirit Mediums," will no doubt he interested In the true significance, and source of power, exerted by "Spiritists." George Matthews, whose picture appears above, claims to speak from personal experience, as well as drawing on the treasures of the Word of God, in bringing to light the "Truth about. Spiritualism." Th lecture will be at Rauh Hall, southwest corner Fourth and Jefferson, Sunday at 8 p. m., auspices of tha I. B. S. A. At. 7:30 p. m., same place, there will be a Bible Question meeting, to both of which, ynu are cordially Invited. Seats Free, and no collection. E3E WORTH WHILE LUllUlj a n rm Hi! INVESTIGATING REDUCES CARBON TO A MINIMUMSAVES OIL- INCREASES POWER QUIETS ENGINE REDUCES WEAR ELIMINATES NOISE AND SMOKE SAVES GAS. K3b m c

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