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i 1 - . 4 !!1 i .1. LOUISA ALCOIT'S ' "LITTLE WOMEN" Dramatization of the Charming Story Delightfally Staged at the Majestic. MAJESTIC T If MATTIE--"Little Women," play in four acts. made from Louisa M. Alcott's noses! by Marian De Forest and staged by Jessie Bonatelle. Firma time in Boston. The east: lkir Morel, Mr Marcb Jo Itrth Amy Annt March, Mr imwrenee Murk! Prot Phaor John Brook Munnkb Ilptt Lynn Hammond ..f ,;ertrinte Wrkeley ....Margaret Prnealne Nt aria Pavoy t;a401 Moore . Deverly West Mrs 116 A Eberle Carwm Da ven port , ..... Robert Ada Ma Carl Ha nerroa rl I totlry Sulfa Varney Louisa M. Alcotris story of "Little Women" ham been cheriehed for nearly half a century an clasmic literature for YOung folio', anti last evening it was acted on the stage of the Majestic Thestre to the warmly expressed pleanure of a large audience. According to the program annotaticernent, permission to dramatize the story wits obtained from the Alc Ott heirs only after long years' of argument and pleading by Marian De Forest. a newspaper Writer resident In Buffalo. She made the dramatization and brought it to the stage with the practical amidstance of Jessie lionetelle, an attress of experience anol repute. The play was first acted in Buffalo on Jen 23, 1912, under the management of AVilliain A. Brady. It was later teken to Mr Brady's Playhouse in New York where it ran for more than a year, and from where half a dozen different companies were sent on tour of the country. 1-toston ill the last of the larger cities to see the play, but it comes here with a Insjority of the original cast. The dramatization Made by Mise Marian De Forest should gratify the fondest admirer of this novel of en-tiering charm. She has done her work so skillfully, so delicately and so intelligently and with such affectionate and 0 ympathetic appreciation, that little oef the original &epee! of idealistic real' ism is iced by transferenee to the stage. It in not a play in the conventional acceptance of the term; there is practically no plot and very ittle dramatic .action: rather is it a quiet. graphic narration of the simple lives of real people. The characters of the .000k, every ene of whom has been loved by Countless readere, are vienalized with rare fidelity. They look, they dress, they talk and they act exactly as they did in the book. Only rarely has the requirements of dramatic unity necessitated s ny change. , Of course it 'Would be impoesible to present on the stage all the delightful incidents of the story. but those of chief impOrtanee are retained and the narrative is clearly told, even to thoee who are so unfortunotte as never to have read the book. The play is staged in four acts. three of which are laid in the sitting room of the March homestead in Concord, As is generally known, the story of "Little Women" was Inspired by real happen-lags in the Alcott family' and the Iklarch home is really the Alcott home. The setting of this scene is a remarkably feithful reproduetion of the old Alcott home as described by Miss Alcott, "a - comiortable old place, though the ear. Pet was faded and the furniture very plebe for a good picture or two hung on the walls, books filled the recesses, chrysanthemums and Christmas roses linesometi in the windows and a Pleas, ant atmosphere of home peace pervaded It.' In this scene several of the cos, , lumes and many of the "Pronerties," including Louisa's own rag doll, are ) actual heirlooms of the Aleett family. When the curtain rose last evening on this old-fashioned arid quaintly charming scene there was Mn outburst of appreciative applause by the audi. ettelik. Meg. Beth and Amy are seen busily performing little domestic tasks. while Jo. the most interesting of the four March girls, is stretched on a rug before the tire, indulging in rebellious day dreams, The girls protest against their Poverty and inability to make Christmas presents, just as they did in the book. Then comes a rehearsal of Jo's wonderful play. in which Jo alternately, but with unchanging vehemence, impersonates the hero and the villain, the while proudly weering the russet boots ' given her by "a friend who knew a lady who knew an actor." The hilarious fun was heartily enjoyed by the audience. Other well remembered incidents of the book follow in quick succession, the telegram telling of the father's illness in the soldiers' hospital, the mother's departure for his bedside. Jo's unnecessary sacrifice of her beautiful hair ' and tha unexpected generosity of the rich oil aunt. In the second act is shown the happy culmination of the love effair between - Meg and John Brooke and we learn of Jo's first recognition as a writer of stories. In the third act we are told , how Jo made Laurie Lawrence unhappy by informing him that she could never be more than a sister to him, and also lof J 0'3 growing fondness for the German professor. In the third act Meg's twins are born and the gentle Beth ' dies. The pathos of the closing scene of this act was, perhaps, unduly prolonged, but many in the audience wept copiously and continuouslythe best possible eyidence of thorough enjoyment. , i 0, ; ' The scene of the last act is a beautifully ataged picture of the apple orchard at Pim-Wield. The threads of the story are brought ,together in conventional fashion. Laurie comes to a successful realization of his love for Amy, and the final curtain fails on Jo end the German professor clasped in each other's arms beneath the sheltering spread of a yellow umbrella. It would be diMeult if not Impossible to obtain players capable of giving thoroughly satisfying impersonations . of - the well-loved characters of the , novel, but most of the roles are effectively presented. The character of Jo dominates the Flay as it does the book, and Marie '1 Pavey acts It with robust good nature and agreeable simulation of sincerity.1 Margaret Prussing's Meg is delightful, I faithfully picturing the original. The I frivolous Amy is agreeably portrayed 1 by Beverly West. and Madeline Moore gives requisite pathos to the character of Beth. , Barely has there been a finer characterizatiod of the oldtime gentleman than that pre-sented by Carson Daven port as Mr Lawrence. Henry Ilan is very agreeable as John Brooke, and Hobert Adams breezy impersonation of Laurie did not - fail to please. Mrs Eberle ts admirable as Aunt March. trertrutle Berkeley shows the motherly, tenderness of Mrs March, Lynn Hammond is the gentle-spirited father, and Carl Situermen the unconsciously amusing German professor. e , Little omen" should remain many . weeks at,the Majestic Theatre. "The Passing Show of 1913." The merry entertainment. The Passing Show of 1913" . entered its last week but one -et the Shubert Theatre last evening before the usual large audience. The big show is filled with "surprises." and as it takes nearly three hours to go through a. performance no encores are allowed. ' This week there will be three matinees. Wednesday. Friday and Saturday. ff .,Mml,.Memm Sowdoin-Sq Theatre. , Belle Ifathaveay's Monkey Circus is specially popular with the young folks this week al the Bowdoin-sq Theatre. The moving picture feature Is called "On the Trail of the Spider Gang." In addition to the feats by the monkeys there are Specialties by the Polzin brothers, 'acrobats; Lee and Cranston. vocalists; Paul Stephens. .equilibrist; Mc Garrey, prima donna: Harry Gilbert. comedian: Dunlap and Vetdin and Carleton Beal, singer. Tonight there be a demonstrator's song contest; Wednesday night, professional tryouts; Thursday night, amateurs, and rriday night a Cabaret entertainment. , nna.... nn nnl.""na"...nn l""s'tin nn n n l"....l."a"."'n un al.."" nu flu 11.......11111.---1 I 11611L. 'ID Y WEEK PLAY BILLS A I , , namonell flannewellneammerefilleonagelf Illeinessmillpsionwolittamompolf amommelliteminmentlmoolownumonnowla flemolontit Ilionnonna MAYA ROBSON MID "THE CLEVER WOMAN" Favorite Actress Appears at the Park In a New Play of Mirth and Satire. PARK TIIEATRE--"The Clever Woman," a new three-act comedy by-Jam Forbes. First performance in this city. The cast: trolt Edith Conrail Bellboy John Rowe Mat thew Laramon Burr Cam th Joetor. , Paul beeker EITIllY LOMPOn May Robson Charlotte Avery.,....-.,,Kattiryn Clarendon lienri Chauncey Smythe Rey Bedthorpe Barrett Phil iLahop Mary Lawrence Ann Maeflonald Judson W McElroy Lennett Roy Ardmore Florence 1. . Gershlhw Gritlith A conetable ' Juba Bowe May Robmon delighted a largo audience last evening at the Park Theatre by returning to Boston in One Of her eccentric impersonations which never fail to entertain, no matter how improbable the type of character may be. The new piece is by James Forbes, the author of "The Chorus Lady," "Traveling Salesmen" and other successful farce comedies, and is called "The Clever Woman," a title that Ate the star, Miss Robson, as well as it does the role which she portrays with her usual skill. The play Is in three acts; the first. Fin apartment in a fashionable New York hotel: the second. an elegant library in "The Hut," the swell Lamson mansion with a score or more rooms: the last, in the parlor of a small inn near New Haven, The library Petting is very ornate and elegant and won a "hand" when disclosed last evening by the rising curtain. Mr i4'orbes has written a pleasing little play in which the principal part is one just suited to May Robson's peculiar style of delineation. He has not attempted much originality. in developing a story, but he has been liberal in supplying his characters with bright lines, and smart repartee, and the star certainly cannot complain of the portion given to her. Many of the bright sayings are made notably effective by Miss Robson's hanny knack of terse, decisive method of speech, and throughout the evening she was constantly winning laughter and applause. The theme of the play concerns the good-natured efforts of a home-loving wife to meet the social demands necessitated by the success of her husband, who once being a "little" man out West has become a power of the financial world in New York. And the mother-love for 'their only son is a strong factor in her determination to transform herself into a semblance, at least, of a society woman. Mrs Lamson is first seen as a comical figure, dressed in out-of-date garments and practically in the hands of Holt, her maid, who is trying to make the wife "fit and fashionable." The son, Lamson junior, has been arrested for speeding in an automobile and the father and mother are both worried about the outcome of the affair. not knowing for a time that the boy has returned and is in his room. On his appearance he is greeted with different emotions by his parents; but matters are finally smoothed out by reason of the young man's promises to go to work in his father's office. An attractive secretary to the older Lamson appears, and then the love interest begins to awaken between the young people. A silly young girl, Charlotte Avery, is the father's choice for his son. But as there is nothing of a lasting tenderness shown in their meetings the proposed marriage comes to naught, and causes a rupture later between father and son. In the elegant home young Lamson tries to woo the secretary,Alary Lawrence, who refuses him. Not grasping the situation, Mr Lamson dismisses her, and as she is leaving in the evening the impetuous young man, by a trick, goes with her. In the last act they are at a small inn, and here, though the situation is 1 seemingly of a compromising nature , for Mary, mother, father, boy and secretary come to a mutually pleasant understanding and the curtain falls. Though Miss Robson was a comical figure as the frumpy Mrs Lamson, she did not depend entirely upon an antiquated attire for creating merriment. Very quickly she was seen in garments of 'the mode," a, really attractive gray-haired woman, and this rejuvenating style was in evidence, more or less, soon after the first curtain and continued during the evening. The role is not played in the broad eccentric manner of some former characters, the star being a little more quiet, but just as effective, in her manner, but making her mirth-provoking sallies with all the irresistible appeal of yore. A bit of pathos when with her son was neatly introduced and made doubly amusing her subsequent indulgence In breezy and bright ejaculations and repartee. It is the best role in which she has been seen for many a day, and that the audience hugely enjoyed her performance was demon-started by the laughter which greeted her all through the comedy. The junior Lamson was played in a lively, boyish way by Mr Decker, who is always excellent in roles of this nature. The fellow, though a cad for taking advantage of Mary as he did, is made a likeable chap by the actor. Miss Macdonald deserves praise for a consistent and modest personation of the secretary, who aided in putting young Lamson on the right road, and the silly. giggling Charlotte Avery was cleverly acted by Miss Clarendon. The precise and particular lady's maid shown by Miss Conrad was amusingly true to some of the class. Mr Caruth's elder Lamson. Mr Bishop's ministerial Budthorpe Barrett and the voluble waitress by Miss Griffith were- each satisfactory. Messrs Rowe, Smythe, Elroy and Admore completed the good cast, "The Clever Woman" is a capital entertainment with a clever woman in the star role, "The Whip" at the Boston. "The Whip" continues in popularity, as was shown by the liberal attendance lastovening at the Boston Theatre. The closing weeks are announced, and soon the big spectacle, with its thrilling racing scenes, Mine Tussaud's show. the wreck of the express train and other exciting incidents, will be taken tu another city. "Marriage Market" at the Hollis. "The Marriage Market." with Donald Brian in the star's role, has caught the fancy of the Boston public at the liollis-st Theatre. The piece is rich in catchy music and the dances that fall to the lot of Mr Brian aTe given with the grace for which he is famous. He has a stropg cast to help him in Percival Knight of "Quaker Girl" fame. May de Sousa. Carroll McComas and Moya Mannering. "Under Cover" at the Plymouth. At the Plymouth Theatre last evening the interesting. melodrama. "Under Cover," entered upon its second week In this city. The play is written by Lawrence Haile, who offers as the theme a graphic picture of smart society life and the thrilling operations Of the United States Secret Service. - Grand Opera House. Billy Spencer.- heading a lively - burlesque show. entertained two large audiences yesterday at the Grand Opera House. The burlesquer s appeared in the musical skit. "Two Old Fools," Mr Spencer playing his familiar comic role of Grogan. He was assisted in 'fun making by Will Nell Lavender, Lillie Emerette Babe Mills, Margaret Sheri' elan. Arthur Mayer, Lew Hoffman, the wonttertui flat Juggle rz Jack Howard anti Ai Borger. There is a chorus of ' comely girls. - Tonight there will be a ragtfrrie piano players' contest; NVednesday night, the Royal Order of Moose will tender Billy Spencer a reception: Thursday nighI wrestling by Gebhardt and Beneekj; I rriday night, amateurs. ELEANOR GORDON - IN VAUDEVILLE Popular Star Welcomed at Keith's in a Condensed Version of "Sham." The entertainer, Rt B. F. Keith'e Theatre yesterday afternoon and evening played to the two largest Monday gatlfer Inge that have crowded that house since at Winter. The fact that it is holiday week did not alone account for thin rush: there were other causes. In fact there were about 10.-other causes, every number on the bill going especially well. Foremost among the entertainers were Mioss Eleanor Gordon and her company in "Sham," by Geraldine. Bon. ner and Elmer Harris. condensed by Edward Langford. Katherine Van Riper (Mies Gordon) fashionable grafter, has About renched the end of her rope. She owes $S000, is deluged with bilis, and creditors are becoming too insistent for comfort. A way out is offered by an opportunity to marry J. Montague Buck, worth millionsa union urged by her wealthy aunt. But Katherine does not love Buck, and does love Tom Jaffrey, who is not a million sire. Love triumphs over pecuniary lure, and in the end, of course, Katherine gets both Tom and a release from her creditors, the aunt relenting and coming to her assistance. With Miss Gordon in "Sham" are Mrs Eugenie Woodward, Mrs Alfa Perry-Byers, LeRoy Clemens and Edward Lengford. There are two remarkable things about IT. 1.7essem's troupe of acrobats and balancerstheir extraordinary skill and the fact that nearly every one of their feats is newand novelties in this line are not easy to devise. There are four of these performers, two of them tiny mites of humanity, a third a mere boy and the fourth not much older. But their agility and strength are amazing. One of their best hits consists of the boy climbing an unsupported ladder with his largest partner balanced head downward upon his own head, and then descending to the stag9,. again. This feat is duplicated by their two baby-size partners. Charlie Case is back with a new line of story and jest. and he had his hearers in an uproar from the start yesterday Most of Charlie's talk is about "his father," and a very amusing parent Charlie has. James -.Diamond and Sibyl Brenan, singers, dancers and comedians, are a new team, but they are sure to be seen in Boston for years to come, if they can give their audience so much fun as they did yesterday. being recalled again and again. Lewis and Dody, otherwise known as "The Two Sams, and impersonating an Italian and a Hebrew, are another pair who had the big house laughing unceasingly. Harry B. Lester amused with songs and impersonations. Sprague and McNeece did all sorts of things on the rollers. "The Training Camp" is the title of the playlet given by S. D., Ida May and Mrs J. D. Chadwick, Ida May being a scream in the part of the boisterous. untamed cruntry girl, who thinks she has at last found a "feller" in the unscrupulous young pugilist who pretends that be is at her father's farm to train for a coming fight. The Great Alpine Troupe do some new things on the double wires, and the Pathe Weekly rounds out the excellent bill. "TRAFFIC IN SOULS." Realistic Motion Pictures of the "White Slave" Evil Shown on the Stage of the Globe Theatre. "Traffic in Souls," a photoplay in six reels by Walter McNamara, dealing with the so-called "white slave traffic" and its methods of securing victims, was presented five times at the Globe Theatre yesterday before audiences which taxed the capacity of the house. There was much applause at the climax of several of the most exciting situations, but at no time any demonstration of a disturbing nature. This photoplay bears a strong resemblance to many of the melodramas of the type which were formerly presented weekly in this city; in fact, it seems much like one of the old-fashioned "thrillers"with the addition of certain very modern inventionstransferred to the "movie" screen. The main theme of the play Is the disappearance of a young girl clerk in a candy store, who is lured away by a member of the "system" and imprisoned in a suspicious house. The victim's sister, by means of a dictagraph, discovers the whereabouts of her sister and the identity of the head of the "system," a wealthy and respected citizen. Through the use of a dictaphone, an Invention of her father's, this girl secures sufficient evidence to convict everyone connected with her sister's capture, and the latter Is saved by a police raid upon the place where she is Imprisoned. Many of the "system's" methods of securing victims are shown in this play. The young country girl arriving in the city is met at the station and lured away; young Immigrant girls disembarking from trans-Atlantic liners are trapped in the same manner, and many other incidents in connection with the "system" are shown upon the screen. Prom first to last the play is an al. most unbroken succession of exciting episodes, hairbreadth escapes and thrilling rescues. HOWARD ATHENAEUM. Dandy Girls Burlesquers and House Vaudeville Enjoyed by Two Large Audiences. The Dandy Girls and a "house" specialty; bill won the favor of two audiences at the Howard yesterday afternoon and evening. Lew Golden and Frank Saunders are principal comedians In the girl show, their chief associates being Mabel de Nord. Renie Cooper and Marjorie 'Demarest. The work of the chorus contingent was a feature of the ensembles. The giris were handsomely gowned and among the striking acts was the posing of Nell nail, in "The WOO Parisian craze." The "advanced house vaudeville" introduced the Florens family, seven in number. who presented daring acrobatic feats. Their wonderful exhibition , in somersets caused prolonged applause. iEdward Miller and Helen Vincent, in a new act. were accorded a big reception and Harry Gilbert. the speed monologue artist and vocalist, was acceptable. Included in the bill, were Foley and Kelley, live entertainers: Ruby Marion and Amy Thompson, in a musical specialty; Joe La Fleur and his dog, in a clever acrobatic offering: Sam Gilder, blackface comedian, and Carleton Beal, who sang popular ditties. "Lady of tOe Slipper" at Colonial. This is the last week of Montgomery and Stone and Elsie Janis in "The Lady of the Slipper" at the Colonial Theatre. Miss Janis has introduced new dances since she first came to Boston and all are appreciated by the audience. Montgomery and Stone tind new chances to be amusing and their songs and dances as well as their bits of acrobatics are greatly enjoyed. National Theatre. Ma Belle. an English dancer; Capt "Pop" Anson, and Lily Carthew's new play are among the features at the National Theatre this week. Ma Belle and her "Sylvan, P.allet" were introduced yesterday In an attractive interlude of foreign dances, in which the principal and her girls displayed a. pleasing grace and skill. -Pop" Anson. who Was heartily welcomed. told laughable incidents in hi8 baseball career; stories of the diamond field., and recited "poems" about the National game. He closed the monologue with a buck and wing dance. i lass Y Carthew's Play,. "The Ainert ,e I THE BOSTON GLOBE- TUESDAY DECE7tIBER , , : 1:;:nelsIwhdaeirmait'.e'.1:Pahrolpcifpbeladi:ayvderetrdrv.a t seceinpeititnetsanIn d I Other at' xactions of the wek ar etthe .' Punlag: group Mar I :U.: gt13rt: ef r al t TI:tril:oSelliinPrite.'01 avre r h 0 1 t. sin eerie and chatterers, and Billy Tucker, bag puncher. ' , -- -4fied Canary" at the Tremont. Una Abarbanell began the second and last week of her engagement at the Tremont Theatre last evening In "The Red Canary." Miss Abarbanell sings with brilliancy and displays a vein of comedy throughout the complicated scenes of the plot that keeps the audience in the best of spirits. The theme of the piece hinges on the influence of color over personalities. "Miss Pocahontas." The last two weeks of "Miss Pocahontas" began yesterday at the Castlesq. the matinee especially being filled with children, who enjoyed hugely this lively extravaganza. "Miss PPeahontas" has proved itself In line with all of Mr Craig's previous holiday productions. It Is beautifully staced, the music is catchy -and the acting and singing is in every way pleasing. - Gaiety Thegre. 1 Charles Waldron's Trocadero Company amused two "record-breaking" audiences yesterday at the Gaiety Theatre, where the show remains through the wRek The musical comedy Is called "The Legend of the Ring" and it abounds in comic episodes, specialtiee, songs and dalsges of the kind most heartily welcornea by lovers of vaudeville and burlesques. At the head of the entertainers are the favorites. Frank Finney, Sam Adams, Florence Mills and Minnie Burke, who are assisted by Lillian English, John P. Griffith. Rita Lorraine. Helen Russell, George Brennan and Leslie Harcourt. The chorus deserves favorable mention, for the members were capable in the many ensembles arranged for them. A feature of the dancing was the tango, performed by Anna Spears, May Gilmore and others. and there were clever -parodies by Messrs Finney and Adams and Minnie Burke. Waldron's 'Casino. Harry Hastings' Big Show began a week's engagement at Waldron's Casino yt sterday. The company of versatile comedians and pretty and talented girls appeared In a litely two-act burlesque entitled "Dinklets Daughters." The piece has a good plot and abounds in numerous Incidents. Its lines are bright and its tpusic is sweet and catchy. while the dancing numbers are all well executed. The leading roles are played by Harry I.eter Mason, a funny German comedian; Tom Coyne, a clever Irishman. and the following well known and capable entertainers: Billy Meehan. Ernie Stanton. Vat. Stanton, Frank Martin, 011ie Oden, Flossie M. Ga,ylor, Violet Pearl and Adell Luis. The fun is fast throughout the action of the burlesque and specialties and musical numbers follow in rapid succession. Gordon's Olympia. The Roland West Players. in "Trapping Santa Clans," are topliners in the bill at Cordon's 013rmpla.' In yesterday's shows the company was associated with the Pour Musical Linde; Ethel 'Whiteside and "Her Picks" in a merry skit: the Lansings, gymnasts and posers; Wiley and Ten Eyck, picturesque dancers; Roberts' trained cats, dogs and rats, and George Simondet, singer. The photo drama, "Leah Kfeschner," was shown. Scollay-Sci Olympia. - The New Year's attractions at the Sco Ilay-sci Theatre include tiptop vaude.- photo plays and organ selections by Richard Henry Warren. The bill comprises Howard brothers and company, young men who manipulate and play six banjos at one time; a company of nine people, playing "The Stage Struck Kids' ' the Colonial trio in operatic selections; Roberts, Hayes and Roberts in the comedy, "On the Road"; the Metzettle troupe, wonderful acrobats; Desirree and Alban, with songs end dances; the "Eight Virginia Belles," and Scott and Wilson, clever entertainers. St James Theatre. This week's bill at the St James Theatre has for its headline attraction Frank Grays Players in the sketch, "Bottle 6-49." 7 "Bottle 6-49." The skit is a lively, laughableaffair and yesterday won much applause. The dainty singing comedienne, Belie Dixon, introduced several new numbers, and the Aitken-Whitman Trio in the novel act. "In Jungle Land," and the black-face comedians, McCauley and Cornwall, were prominent in entertaining. Photo plays were displayed. Loew's Orpheum Theatre. 'Erank Stafford and company in the skit from Nature, called "A Hunter's Dream," leads the bill of the week at Loew's Orpheum. Others in the bill are Roland West and company in the farce, "Through the Skylight"; Eddie Foyer, comedian; the Daring Darts, sensational acrobats; the two clippers, eccentric dancers; O. C. Fall, clever comedy juggler, and the Arlon Quartet, harmontsts. The photo play, "David Garrick," is shown. "The Last Days of Pompeii." "The Last Days of Pompeii," a photo adaptation of Lord Bulwer Lytton's famous novel, was presented yesterday for the first time in this city at the Tremont Temple. The principal characters are admirably portrayed by notable Italian actors, and more than 100 scenes are pictured, many of them being of the thrilling variety. Mt Vesuvius in eruption Is shown in vivid detail, also the great Roman amphitheatre, the games of the arena and the historic temples. The performance runs a little over two hours. The pictures will be shown afternoons and-evenings. Faversham in "Romeo and Juliet." TORONTO, Ont, Dec 29At the Royal Alexandra Theatre this evening William Faversham began his Shaksperian festivab with a spectacular revival of "Romeo and Juliet. Mr Paversham's company proved to be one of the most illustrious ot modern times, including as it does Cecilia Loftus, Julie Opp, Odette Tyler, Mrs Thomas A. Wise, R. D. MacLean, Pedro de Cordoba and Arthur.-Elliot. The production was the most massive and luxurious ever shown here. At the end of the third act there were more than a) curtam calls. Mr Faversham's Romeo was generally regarded as the finest achievement of his career, while the Juliet of Miss Loftus was admirable in every respect. Amusement Notes. Next week the musical comedy,."Ohl Ohl Delphine." will be presented at the Colonial Theatre. Ethel Barnmore comes next Monday evening to the Tremont Theatre, with the comedy, -Tante." Burton Holmes will begin his double course of illustrated lectures Jan 9 and 10 at Tremont Temple. izreigiee 11-i11 tux that 0.-- Kreisler will be the soloist next Sunday afternoon at Symphony Hall, At Tremont Temple next Friday evening and Saturday afternoon, Herbert' Gleason will conclude his series of lectures on "Picturesque California," with an illut,trated talk about Luther Burbank, the "plant wizard" of California. Tomorrow evening, at Tremoht Temple, Chile" will be the subject for the last lecture by Charles Wellington Furlong. At Tremont Temple tonight Miss dred Champagne will deliver the first of her series of talks on "The Making of a Home." ' John Dunn Dead In Cohasset COHASSET, Dec 29John Dunn. a well-known resident, died tbday. Re had just passed his 75th birthday. funeral will take place from the home of his daughter. Mrs Alban D. Gillis, Wednesday at I a m. High mass of rquiem Will be celebrated at St Mary's IChurch, in Randolph, at 8, and inter- ment Will bo la 't, MAWR; Cemetery. Randolph,. 1 , eine. the 1 there ter's who, k at ley. allow voter Vest they nigh quest Ran; Kenn iats; Mayo th ; O. : he oto Curh Tin papei will hoto Good. resen :on's Eliot rday gress the Smiti sente , Jus greSs tors, Fran tred, , and ling and a is filed Teat to tin the The To I two er aft- -Gs zens validi Thougrour oyai "W, violet ehapt nan "W, re nume - chant Mr Vir, be we m ot the c toes afore vier, - ., 1 AK ip . . MAKING This Machine Was Built Ever Constructed. 1 CHARGES OF FRAUD FILED , continued From the First Pace. gate the authenticity of the signatures on the jurats on the Kenny papers. , Although Mr Burns declined to make any statement relative to the work, it was said in a reliable quarter that his lieutenants learned from their investigations that there was ample grounds for the initiative taken by the Curley Interests. It was reported that in some cases men prominent in the business and professional world, who were supposed to have sworn to the validity of the Kenny nomination papers, were utterly ignorant of any sworn statement I being credited to them, while a number of well-known citizens frankly admitted' that they had eigned the papers, but denied any knowledge of signing jurats. A number of men, who emphatically stated that their signatures to jurats were forgeries, expressed a willingness and a desire to appear before the Election Commissioners and give testimony to that effect , Just what the ultimate effect the investigation of the Kenny papers will be could not be definitely learned last night as the instigators of the movement and their workers were not ready to make statements for publication. However, it was learned that enough evidence of fraud had been uncovered in the papers selected for examination to warrant the belief among the Curley workers that the Election Commissioners will be forced to take drastic steps in relation to the imenny papers. It was disclosed that' early in the evening one of the persons behind the Investigation was satisfied then. that enough evidence bad been secured to render the Kenny papers invalid, but much additional evidence was obtained later, and the Curley investigators were hopeful of being in a position today to present evidence to the effect that more than 1500 signatures on the Kenny papers would be rendered invalid because of fraudulent jurats. In all 6586 signatures were certified on Kenny's papers or 1586 in excess of the requirement. - - Ballantyne's Statement. ''' Walter Ballantyne, manager for Thomas J. Kenny, said last night: "Tomorrow a protest will be Med with the Election Board against the nomination papers filed by Congressman James M. Curley. The representatives of Mr Kenny, who have been examining the papers of Mr Curly, will submit evidence showing that false oaths have been taken on 80 papers and that the jurats are fraudulent. "There are over 1300 certified signatures on these papers and slightly less than one-half of the Curley papers have been examined. -The absurdity of the Curley lieutenants in filing a k4eneral rather than a specific protest with the Election Board must be apparent to all. "Mr Kenny's objections will be sped eine. "I am of the opinion. however, that there are at least 5000 citizens of Boston whoffavor the nomination of Mr Curley. I should hav e. been satisfied to allow the whole matter to-go to the voters on election day, believing that they would once and for all decide this question of whether they want Mr Kenny or Mr Curley to be the next Mayor of Boston." Curley Protest Filed, The examination of the nomination papers went on all day yesterday and will be continued today. Frank A. Goodwin a prominent Bull Moose, rep- resented' James" M. Curley, Charles Eliot Ware, State tteasurer of the Progressive party. represented Earnest Smith and Charles H. Innes represented Thomas J. Kenny. Just before - the closing hour Congressman Curley: accompanied by Frank A. Goodwin, John R. McVey, and others, entered the outer Mee, and when an opportunity was accorded filed the follo,wing protest or objection to the Kenny papers: "Boston, Mass, Dec 29, lan "To the Board of Election Commissioners of Boston: , "GentlemenWe, the undersigned citizens of Boston, hereby object to the validity' of the nomination papers of Thomas J. Kenny for Mayor on the ground of irregillarities. "Ve allege that there are numerous violations of sections 198, 199 and 200 of chapter 835 of the Acts of 1913. "We allege, further, that there are numerous violations of section. 53 of chapter 486 of the Acts of 1909. "We pray your Honorable Board that we may have an immediate hearing on the charges and objections mentioned aforesaid. "William H. McMasters, - "40 Harvard av, Allston, Mass. "John R. McVey, 200 Hancock st, Dorchester, Mass." Sent Out 500 Letters.- - Congressman Curley. on, presenting his protest to the commissioners, said:. "On Saturday last my attention was directed to the fact that public-spirited citizens, in view of the wholesale forgeries appearing on the nomination papers of Mr Hewitt, who last year was recemMended by the Citizens' Municipal League as an admirable man for the City Council., bad engaged the Burns Detective Agency to investigate the nomination papers of Thomas J. Kenny. "With a view to ascertaining in some measure the extent of the irregularities h and forgeries in connection with the nomination papers of Thomas J. Kenny, upon Sunday I mailed some 500 letters' to persons whose names appeared upon ! his nomination papers as signers. "The character of the letter was as follows: - " Your name appears upon the nomination papers of candidate for Mayor Thomas J. Kenny, and close inspection of the same Indicates that your signature may have been placed there without your knowledge. " 'In the event of your name appearing upon the nomination papers of Mr ,Kenny, without authority from you, I believe you will agree it is your duty to protest at once to the Election Commissioners, 100,Summer at, and demand that your name be removed from the Kenny papers. 'The office of the Election Commissioners is open from 9 a m to 5 p in daily, and I trust you will give this highly important matter your immediate attention, in view of the it- regularities upon the Hewitt papers and the flagrant violations of the purity I of the ballot practiced in this cam-Pal gn. " - , No Paid Solicitors. "Up to the present time I have re. eelvell a, number of replies from trail. 304, 1913. AEROPLANE BUILT FOR TRANS-ATLANTIC FLIGHT at Savannah, Ga, in the Presen Year DLVELOPMENTS YESTERDAY IN NOMINATION PAPER TANGLE Ballot Law Commission to begin hearings Thursday on charges of fraud In nomination papers. People behind investigation of Kenny's papers said to believe he will be thrown off ballot. Councilor. Baliantyne, Kenny's manager, says false oaths have been taken on SO Curley papers. on which are more than 1300 names. , Formal objections filed to the papers of Kenny and Kell-her; Kenny people to file objections to Curley papers today. Earnest E. Smith declares at least two-thirds of 270 names thrdwn out on his papers because they appeared on papers of other candidates were forgeries on the other papers. If counted for him he would have had 5000. Mayor Fitzgerald files his withdrawal; time for objections and withdrawals expires at 5 p m today. ous sections of Boston and I am informed that a number of persons have alreadY called at the Election Commissioners, stating their names have been forged to, the Kenny papers and asking that the names be removed at once. - "With reference to the nomination papers of James AL Curley I will state I invite the most searching investigation. The names were secured in a majority of cases at open meetings, either in the Ward 17 wardroom or at halls throughout his Congressional district. and without the aid of paid solicitors. "It is my purpose to notify every man whose name appears on the nomination papers of Thomas J. Kenny and to urge him, as a duty to his city and his citizenship, If his name has been forged, to at once go to the oilice of the Election Commission and demand its removal from the Kenny papers." Congressman Curley then read ,a letter from George R. Ball of 244 East 8th St, South Boston, in which Mr Ball write: "I have not signed any nomination paper for any candidate whatever." Louis L. Cicero of 321 Maverick St. East Boston; Joseph 1. Nolan of 593 Saratoga St. also East Boston, and John A. Cotter of 73 Middlesex st were other persons from whom he had re-, ceived statements to the effect that they had not signed the Kenny papers. He stated further that at his office he had a number of such names, which he will later present to the isoston Ballot Law Commission when a hearing is given on his protest. Keilher Protest a Surprise. ..-The biggest surprise of the 41ay was the protest against the nomination papers of ;On A. Kellher. This was Identical in form with the protest against the Kenny papers, except that it does not charge violations of Section 198 of Chapter 835 of .the Acts of 1913. Kellher had 5363 names certified. A loss of more than 363 would take him off the ballot. a Kellher said last :light he was not worrying about the inspection of his papers. -S. "'They are a part of the public records of that office and 1 am confident that they will not find any irregularities in them," said he. Councilcir Earnest E. Smith alsa appeared at headquarters and filed a Petition signed by 200 or more legal voters, stating that there were many names 'appearing on the Smith papers and upon the nomination papers of other candidates. The names on the Smith papers were true signatures and the signatures on the others false and forgeries. They asked that these signatures be certified and credited to Mr Smith, about 070 in ail. With these, added to his 4920, he would be eligible for a place on the official ballot. Said Smith to the board: "Four thousand nine hundred and twenty names have now been certified On my nomination papers for Mayor. In spite of losing 257 names that were signed with the initials only, 1 have ample good names to get on the ballot. Two hundred and seventy other names have been thrown off my papers because they appeared on the papers of other cand1dates; I have ample evidence that at least two-thirds of this number are forgeries on the other papers. In Roslindale, for example, some kind friend forged the name of all enrolled Progressives early, so that the voters themselves were disfranchised. Mr Smith said that he would also file a copy of his petition with the Bostoa Ballot Law Commission. In regard to the certification of additional names, the board voted that as the time for certification had ended at 5 o'clock, the board could not certify the names petitioned for and referred Mr Smith to the courts. of the Commonweallat for relief or assistance, as they were powerless under existing laws to render him any. He asked to be heard before the Ballot Law - Commission, and Chairman Minton assurAl him that he would be beard after the proteits had been disposed of. -, , Mayor Fitzgerald Out , , Mayor Fitzgerald officially took himself out of the race yesterday, his secretary filing with the Election Commissioners just before a p m his withdrawal properly executed and sworn to before a Justice of the peace. The nayar had a lot of trouble in getting his official withdrawal into the hands of the Election Commissioners. On Saturday the Mayor sent to the board for the official' term, and as soon as placed in his hands filled it out and then had it attested before a justice of the peace, signed and sealed for delivery. Yesterday, when asked if he had filed his withdrawal, he - replied that he guessed so,' but to make sure called in See Edward E. Moore. Not yet," said the secretary, adding', "no hurry, you see, because the time for withdra wals does not close until 5 p m Tuesday." Some one asked to -see it and the secretary was requested to produce the document. It had disappeared and, so far as the secretary's hunt was concerned, remained out of sight. fresh form was sent for and during the afternoon the alayoeagain tilled it out and called in a justice of the peace. This Sec Moore took possession of himself and about quarter of a o'clock started for the Election Board. Just as he stepped into the corridor he was grabbed by a crowd in waiting, the members of which-forcibly relieved him of the paper. As one of them started to tear it up, See Moore-shouted: "Dorett IL ycnt tear that oho IA wh,Y and Is the Only One of Its Type shall have to go and get another. There is no 'use, boys. the Mayor is out of the contest." The paper was very reluctantly returned to the secretary, by whom it was filed with the Election Board about a minute or so before 5 o'clock. CURLEY IN DORCHESTER. I Halt: Ward i4. and !Terbert P. Callahan presided in the rvid Courthouse in , , Ward 15. The speakers at all three rallies were City 01111eilol'S Collins and leaks at Five RafflesCats Kenny Watson. Hon Thomas J. Collins, lion "Messenger Soy of the New nivctIrd a Collins, 31101,ael J. Mu Bier James E. O'Connell. William Joy, Haven Road." Road." -. , Representatie Miellaer J. Reidy and Mattis Martin. - --- k. continued attack on the public re,.- To Stay in Soutq Boston. "Councilor Renny spoke about 20 tnin- unocfiloTr.hionm,z,711cJh, ha w a was described a :cr a ib ed as utes in each place. He said in part: ne errand boy and messenger boy of City "It is not necessary for me to begin e, New Haven Road" was made by de ty my remarks to you, my neighbors, by -. Speaks at Five RaillesCats Kenny "Messenger Soy of the New Haven Road." A continued attack on the public record of Thomas J. Kenny as a , City Councilor. in which he was described as "the errand boy and messenger boy of the New Haven Road" was made by Congressman James Al. Curley at five rallies held In Wards 20 and 24, Dorchester, last night. At all of the rallies the candidate evoked Wnty of enthusiasm, although a couple of the meetings were not Very large as they had not been advertised In time. The first speech was made in the Ward 21 wardroom at Codenan sq where about 100 were gathered. Representative Joscph J. Bet Ilion presided. From there the candidate went to Mattapan where an open air rally was scheduled. A meeting of Carpenters Union 959 wits being held in 'Associates Hall and they voted to adjourn to allow Congressman Curley to speak. About 75 were gathered and he was introduced by George McCaffrey. The speaker's reference to Mr Ken, Ws capabilities as similar to those of "a carpenter who would use a ten-penny nail to lay a rice maple flooe! I caused considerable laughter. The party ' then went to Mt Bowdoin Hall, Ward 20, wnere the speaker was given a splendid reception. Ex-Aiderman William J. Hennessey presided. The, next stop was at the Richfield ...Club, Meeting House Hill. where about 1 300 packed the hall. This was by far I the most enthusiastic demonstration of the evening, He their spoke at the Hecla Club on East et. Another big meeting, and the last scheduled, was at Kelliher Hall, Neponset. where several hutdred men were gathered. William J. Henry presided. Later Congressman Curley attended a number of dancing parties in his district. I At all five places he declared that the railroad yard at the corner of Boylston and Exeter etc was assessed for only , $360,000 and that if sold tomorrow in the open market it would bring at least $1,500,000. He added: "And this is the property that borders on a street that should be the , 5th aV of Boston and could be so developed that it would be worth $100,000,000. , When I am Mayor. if the assessors do not tax this property for its full value and thus compel the railroad company to 'develop it I shall discharge the entire board." He declared that Mr Kenny had voted In favor of the development of Park sq. which was the property of the New Haven Road and Laurence Minot, and never voted for any of the much-needed improvements in Dorchester and other suburbs. 0 "Dorcheater is suffering for new water mains and a sewerage system," he said, "but Mr Kenny has never raised his voice for them. He is the errand boy of the New Haven Road and he is the man that road, wants in the Mayor's chair." "It is only two weeks away to election oay and yetY we , have not heard one word of a platform, an issue, or any kind of statement as to what he Intends to do if elected Mayor," he continued. "I can't see how he can justify his failure to state to the peo-; pie why he should be elected. "But I am preparing a booklet that will give his public record and my public record, and I don't want the vote of any man until he reads and studies that )ooklet. He lacks even the moral courage to defend his own record on the public platform with me. He says it would be ludicrous. Indeed It would. It would be pitifulfor him." Ni He referred to the various building disasters that have occurred in the past few years in the city and stated that he would discharge building Commissioner Everett "within 15 minutes after my inauguration unless he resigns before then." He declared his willingness to contribute 11000 each year of his salary as Mayor "if 1000 of the talkative business men of the city will do the same for the purpose of buying up the waste land between Dorchester av and the railroad tracks and giving of this free sites to manufacturing and industrial concerns that will employ 500 or more." ----- Curley Rallies Today. Curley's rallies today are as follows: Evening, Ward It William E. Russell School. Columbia road; Ward la. Vernon Hall;Ward 19, Tremont Han; Ward 12, Deacon Hall. Noon, United Drug Company, near Old American League Grounds. EUGENE DOHERTY DEAD. lorchester Man, Associated With Father in Coat Business, Known in Charlestown as an Athlete, Eugene Doherty. aged 33, well known In Charlestown as a former track athlete, died yesterday afternoon at his home, 54 Esmond st, Dorchester where he had lived 12 years. The on of Mr and Mrs Daniel F. Doherty: he was born and reared in Charlestown. Since leaving school be had been associated with his father in the D. Doherty Coal Company. Twelve years ago he married Miss Catherine F. O'Connor, and is survived by his wife and four children. Daniel., Kathleen, Eugene and Anna, Doherty. He was a member of the Boston Lodge of Elks, Boston City Club, Ar4 mory A. A., Bunker Hill Yacht Club, Squash Club of Charlestown and Urban Associates of Charlestown. HURT BY FALL FROM HORSE. James W. Kenefick of Chestnut Hill Sustains Fracture of Nose and Severe Cuts. James W. Kenefick. aged IT. of 560 Hammond st. Chestnut Hilt, fell from a horse which he was riding on Boylston st in that section yesterday afternoon and suffered a fracture of the nose and severe lacerations. Patrolman Henry M. Fogerty of the Brookline police, who lives at 1242 13oylston st, opposite where the accident happened, saw the boy fall and found him lying unconscious across the car tracks. He carried him into his home and telephoned for the ambulance, in which the boy was conveyed to the Massachusetts General HospitalKenefick is employed by his aunt. Mrs Mary A. Carroll, who is interested in the horse-shoeing firm of Carroll & McGuire at 640 Hammond et. The boy was on his way there when the accklent occnrred. The horse ran into the black. smiths yard and was caught. . Kenefick is a brother of Miss Margaret E. Kenctick who, on Nov 5, was accidentally killed by a shotgun in the hands of chauteur William A. Templeton. at the Chestnut Hill garago on Commonwealth 111 Newton, REM OPENS IN SOUTH BOSTON Well Received in His Home District, Tells What Ile as Done tor , That Section, Curley Has Five LINtings in Dorchester. Pres Thomas J. Itsnny of the city Council. candidate for Mayor, addressed three big rabies in SoPuth Boston last night, and it WKS estinottd that h spoke to at least L'iVo residents or his home district. It WWI the formai 4-menlug of the Kenny campaign. The audiences were cordial and nave the candidate plentiful applause. There was but one disturbance and that in Ward 13, when a crowd In 'the rear tr the hail attempted to Interfere willt Councilor James A. Watson. who quick IY quieted them. saying they were. "Curleyites" from Roxbury. Francis J. W. For presided at the rally in Ward 13 in Mavnard Hall: Arthur 11. Cooper presided In Pilgrim reminding you that I was born in South Boston and have always lived here. A great many of you have ktrown me since my boyhood days. and many of you have been associated with me in School and social life. "But I am proud to M ay that 1 hope to remain in South Boston all my life, and when elected Mayor of Boston, for that I am going to be. I Ehall remain a resident of South Boston and mill proud of that fact. It has always been rood enough for ire. I have .delighted in the associations I have made here and the good will of my neighbors. "I have here a stenographic report of Mr Curley's speech made in East Boston a few nights ago, and I am going to read it and then refer to it. "Now, my friends. I cannot go around and claim whoile eredit for everything accomplished tor Boston, or even for South Boston. But I have been for several years chairman el' the Committee on Finance of the Cita Council and the expenditures of money are first Considered by that committee, Achieyements for District. When I say to you that the expenditure of $152,00 for the Mtmicipal Building on East .Broadway was due to my efforts Y demire you to understand that I first presented the etrdel for that and throughout - defeat and until the final victory I fought for jt. "So it was in reeuring the approprai, Bon for Old Colony ay. There was toy a long time a 'dead end' at Dorcheater it, an eyesore to this distriet and urged upon my aseoalatea in the Council to favor the appropriation of :.'8.000' for that. You all remember the crowds that visited our L-st baths a few years ago and could not get aceommodatioits. I found $35,000 lying idle and I recommended and urged its appropriation for that bath and the extension was put on, more lockers and eloseta added "Dorchester Heights Monument needed repairs, the mortar between thee blocks of stone was breaking off and the roof leaked and I secured an appropriation of $3500 for that. "The last appropriation for this district. but by no meana the least important, was that of I,18,1)O0 for the connection of East and Weat 1st sta. "I might mention a great ,many other appropriations for South Boston, for the Aquarium. the little islazid at the end of City Point pier and for playgrounds, but I have referred Ito enough to prove to you that air Curley has been unfair, to say the least. - Father Was a City Laborer. "Now, I can well ask, 'What has Mr Curley done for Roxbury' Can he point to any great improvement for lee district? "Now, in conclusion, let me nail, a deliberate lie that is going about, wherein Mr Curley and his friends say that the, city laborers will Stiffer if I am elected. Throughout my career I have stood loyally by the laboring man: I voted to increase their pay and to pension them and I made the motion in committee to better the conditiona of the firemen. "My father was a city laborer. and does any man think that I could be a party to injuring them, of taking from City laborers here their bread and butter, depriving their wives and children of support? "Oh, my friends, that is only One of the deliberate and unfounded falsehoods being circulated to hurt my candidacy, and because they cannot condemn me for anything of the past. On my past record I stand. and the future will be along the Sallie htinlitnitariall lines of fairness and .justice and con. sideration for all." SCHOOL BOARD CAMPAIGN. Dr Scannell and Corcoran Begin Speaking Tour Tonight in Roxbury. On the invitation of the Roxbury Improvement 'Society Dr David D. Scannell and Michael 11. Corcoran Jr, the Public School Association candidates for School Committee win speak tonight in Guild Hall. Dudley and washing-ton stmt. on'the problems and reeds of the Boston school system. These talks will be the first of six or eight which the P. B. A. candidates are planning to make. Dr Scannell said yesterday that he purposed to try to make a little clearer during the campaign the general understanding of the duties of membership on the School Committee. "In whatever I have to say during this campaign." he said. "I intend to keep away from personalities and to confine myself to a discussion of the work of the board and to the problems of the schools., "If I can show people that the quail- liCatiOns for membership on the School Board are commonsense, an understanding of the needs of the young people of the community and an experience in problems generally pertaining to the community. then I believe I shall repay the interest my friends have taken in my candidacy for return to the board." TIMILTY WITH KENNY. Ward 18 Democratic Club, of Which - Senator Is President, Indorses Candidate for Mayor. The Ward 18 Democratic Club, at a meeting last night In Vernon Mall. Indorsed the candidacy of Thomas J. Kenny for Mayor. Senator James P. Timilty. the president of the organization, presided and made an address In which he praised Kenny, declaring that he believed him to be the best man now among the candidates for Mayor. Senator Timilty repreeents various organizations compered chiefly of city em, ployes, and on this account his support, many say, means a good deal to Kenny. James Cunniff Dead. James Conniff died yesterday at his home, SOS Amory st. Jamaica Plain. He Wail a member of Journeymen Stone Cotters' Association of North America. He leaves his wife, who was Miss Katherine Congriffe. The funeial will take place tomorrow at 9 o'clock at Our Lady of Lourdes' Church. DEATHS. DOIIERTYIn Dorchester, Doe 29, at residence. 64 Esmond at. Euseue, beloved husband of Catherine Y. (O'Connor) Doherty, formerly at Charlestown. funeml notice

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