The Brooklyn Citizen from Brooklyn, New York on May 14, 1911 · 19
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The Brooklyn Citizen from Brooklyn, New York · 19

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o THE BROOKLYN CITIZEN. SUNDAY. MAY 14. 1911. J 19 FOOTLIGHT MATTERS OF INTEREST IN NEWS, GOSSIP AND PICTURES ! MANHATTAN STAGE NOTES. , j Mias Frances Ring, who plays Fanny .Jaspfir, Jthe stenographer. in "UeLlilui Quick Wallingford, ut George M. Cohan's Theatre, has a friend deeply interested in womans suffrage whom sho accompanied lust Sunday uttornoon to na East Side settlement to hear a boy's club debate this question, Shull women liavo the ballot''' The first speaker for the affirmative wus carrot-haired with the usual comple-, ' nient of freckles and a fearful stammer, i This was his opening remark mluus the . i...atnt I i.rliuA,, .... . . . "Women should be nlloned to vole because she In Inga children into the world t and she should have retribution," Lew Fields announces the last wees of William Collier's rovcVal of Kichard Harding Davis most noted play, "The Dictatoi, at William Colliei s Comedy Theatiu. Though the definite dale for the dosing Ihik not yet been set, the eti-gaguuient must diaw to an end before long owing to the approach of warm weather and Mr Collier's desire to begin a well earned rest after one of the uust successful seasons in Ids career. The Folios Bergere has unquestionably caught the fancy of the town. One of lnniiy- reasons seems to lie that this then-i tre-w ith a-dllference, In. Forty-sixth stiect off Biondnay which combines with the Character of playhouse that of lestauiant and Parisian tnbarct show, gives play-lovers the oppoituuity to enjoy wlint they go to see with uu uncoustiaint possible only where space ia more liberally allowed than in the average theatre. Modern high class Tntideville is .well represented on a lull of nnusiml promise which bus been assembled for the week at the Colonial Theatre Foremost among the funmakers of pronounced ability arc the Four Mortons, frcquoiitly designated as the most amusing fuinih on earth," Topping a programme of supeilative excellence at the Alhuinbm Theatre the coming week is Irene Franklin, "the queen of vaudeville," who appears In a series of song pioibictions, with the assistance of Burt Green at the piano. Wearing among other spectacular anil fttumdng costumes u harem skitt, Eva Tanguaj. the greatest star in vaudeville, reappears at the ltonx Ihentre this wock with u choir e nssortnient of new songs ami appropriate gowns to delight nud dazzle her hosts of admirers. Liebler and Company have acquired the production rights to a dramatization of the iate David Graham Phillips moat successful novel, White Magic Whether the masterful paiuter. or the wilful girl who subdues the artist and later her irate plutocratic parent, will be made the central figure of the play is not announced. tn the announcement that the twentieth New York week of The Deep Purple begins to-morrow at the Maxine ElUott Theatre is an eloqueut mdicatiou of the popularity of this thrilling story of rapid life in a big city. Charming Christie MacDonald and The Spring Maid operetta are now in the sixth month of an unrivaled success at the Liberty Theatre, "The Spring Maid is now nearing Its 200th New York performance as the present season hag only four more weeks to run. ASPIRES TO PLAY IBSENS NORA LOUIS MANN AND EMILY ANN WELLMAN IN THE CHEATER; AT MAJESTIC THEATRE. , , , , , As a general rule Juliet is the goal aimed at by the average actress who Imagine, herself gifted with the ditine dramatic fire. However, in the Isolated ease of Mias Emily Ann Wellman, who lias been promiueplly Identified with Louis Mann's productions during the nsst three seasons, and who will be seen bi here ss leading feminine i support in Mr. Mann's hi test comedy Isitecess "The Cheater," which comes to the Majestic Theatre this week, her ambitions are directod toward a very fervent desire to plav the role of Nora in Ibsen's A Doll's House." ' In all probability this ambition will sbortlv be gratified, for Mr. Mann haa promised Miss Wellman that she will be given an -opportunity to appear as Nora St a special matinee performance In the verv near future, and if his faith In her ability after that experimrat remains as a munch as it is at present, the theatre-going public mav soon be railed upon to pjdaud another star actress. it will la pleasantly remembered that BEAUTIFUL DREAMLAND WILL OPEN IN RED AND WHITE t f s , .. .,UlJ,Lc TiM,,pJWAy,S,-becnmtJje. prcr, dominating shade, with either a tinge of Dreamland, Ooncy- Island, opens Its eighth season next Saturday, May 10. During the spring mouths an army of workmen hare been actively engaged in-constructing the various novelties which are to be Introduced this fear. As has been ihe custom In former years. Dreamland lias taken on a new color scheme blue, green or yellow, the park lias beta transformed this Benson Into a rhapsody of rod and whlto The world-renowned tower, the beacon light of Coney Island, With Its sea of electric feu!bsLWI!ch has always been a dazzling white, unrelieved by udrentitioua Blinding, this year enters into the gencrul color scheme. Not only this, but many thousand electric bulbs, winch heietofore, like the splendid tower Itself, hare always been an unvaried White glnie, will Join in the general har-uiouy of color Consequently, when the wayfnier. npprouches Coney Island this season, Insteud of seeing a tower of icy whito splcudor his eye will rest on a dream of w bite nod red gorgeousness. In the woik of tiansfoinung Dreamland over live hundred barrels of paint were consumed Not only will the tower be found to linve taken on a new splendor, but this season's visitors to "Tbs Ultimate Park will discover that anew and more expansive eutrnjue has been applied during the winters rejuvenation In order that this entrance, which )ike Miss Wellmnn acquitted herself most admirably in Mr, Mann', last yerir'a 'splendid success, "Tlie Man Who Stood Still," in which play slie gnvs unmistakable erl-dence-of her fine dramatic tnlent. In the character of Frieda Holloway, in "The Cheater, Mtaa Wellman fa reported aa having achieved even a more ubstnutinl success than in any plav with which ahe haa heretofore been identified. , In a recent Interview with Alias Wellmnn, she declared most emphatically that the reul reason why she desired to play Nora is that her conception of Ibsen's masterpiece corresponds precisely with the story of her own life, Fhe said: if that distinguished author of "A Doll's House had written the character of Nora inspired bv her own career in private life, he could not have hit the mark more snrelv, for tlie more she studied Nora the more convincing has It become that her own life's story baa been told in the nine Miss Wellman's experience on the stage has been comparatively brief, and has the tower puts all wonders under, may not be eclipsed by fbe latter, scvernl thousand bulbe huve been added to the geperal lighting schem Another !m portant change will be the removal of the oallroom and restaurant from the pier to a new building immediately inside of the main entrauce. What was formerly the ballroom will ha utilized as a skating rink. Under the rink there will be built a zpacioea, ponytriwk, wh,ro.JUty. ShfflU. nd ponies will poiiigg'will be kept for the amusement of the children. The wild animal arena' will this yiar he occupied by Ferrart's trained wild animal show. Joseph G. burnii tho owner of this exhibition, came to America sixteen years ago, when lie was Frank Hostork's partner and mnnngir of the Bostock animal show, wlmb wns then and for the first Ume exhibiting on Coney Island. During the past eight years Col Ferrari has had lug own animal show exhibiting in all parts of the world, but principally in Knginnd, Frame and Cuba. He has brought with him from Cuba one of the finest collections of trained wild auimnls ever seen in this country. Besides a spleyidid collection of Hons and tigers, an interesting feature of tins show will be the nppenrnme of Laddie, the famous talking pony which crented such a sensation mi tho continent Inst season. This pony tells the time, subtracts, multiplies, ns well as other wonderful feats. Laddie,- by special commnndj v appeared before the been almost entirely confined to Mr Mann'a company, nud hm futherlv interest in her advancement promises a bright future for her, and site never tires of expressing her deepest gratitude for the sssistnnce Mr Mann has given her in every direction Indeed, while Miss Wellman is looking forward to stellar honors, she hopes that in the meanwhile she may be allowed to contiuue her study under Mr. Mann's personal direction. AGES OF LIVING MONARCHY. ' i Duke of Saxe Meinlngen, at 84, tbe Oldest Sovereign. There are a great number of very old sovereigns among the rulers in Europe. The doyen is the Duke of Saxe-Metn-ingen. who baa completed bis eighty-fourth year. Next comes Kaiser Franz Joseph, of Austria, King of Hungary, who is 80, says the "Gentlewoman Then follow Prince Heinrich, of Reuse J. L.. who is 78; the King of Roumama, who is 71; Prince Johann, of Liechtenstein, who is 70, the Kin of Montenegro, who is 69; the King of Denmark, who is 68; the Kin of Fervia, till; the Sultan. 65; the King of Greeco, 64; the Prince su Scjiaumburg-Lippe, 64: the King of Wurtember- and the King of Bavaria, who are 62; the Gralid Duke of Mecklenburg Strelita, 02, sod the Prince of Monaco, 61. i Among the reigning Princes in middle ' " Di ' burg olstadt, 58; tbe Grand Duke of Olden- burg. 57; the Duke of Aulinlf, 54; the King of Sweden, 63, Kaiser Wilhelm, who was 62 on Feb, 2t ; the King of Bulgaria. 40; the Fiince of Waldech and P! - ' - and the . 41. and the King of Italy, 40. The younger monarch, are tlie Prince tur Llppe, 39, the Duke, of Snxe-Alten-burg, '39; the King of Norway. 38; the King of the Relpions, 35; the Grand Duke of Save-Wetmar, 34. Prince Heinrich Reuse A. I. 32. tlie Queen of (lie Netherlands. 30; tlie Grand- Duke of Mecklenburg-Rchweiin 28. the Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, 26, nud tlie King of Spain, who is uow the youngest feigning monarch. ' i - THINGS WORTH KNOWING. Nearly 860.000,000 of British capital hag already been invested in the Maikop oil fields in Russia. A non-inflammable moving picture fi'm has been brought out in Germany. ' Russia has established its first electrical steel works, mainly for the production of armor plate and projectiles. Petroleum and iron have been found in Syria in sufficient quantities to warrant their exploitation hy a native company. A rubber roller lias been inserted in a cigarette paper holder by a French Inventor to push out s single sheet at a time. Water flowing from subterranean streams of unknown depth Is used for Sower in a liovel hypo-electric plant in Tizona, More than 3,000,000,000 gallons of waste liquid are poured into the streams of the United States each year by the sulphite paper mills. To a Kansan has been granted a patent for a shade provided with spring fingers to grasp an incandescent lamp globe in anv desired position. Because there Is more light in the akv on a clear, moonless night than can be attributed to the stars, a German scientist has evolved a theory that the earth is surrounded by a luminous coma resembling that of comets Cholera was first recognized by the Portuguese In India ss far hack aa the middle of the Sixteenth Century. It has ths peculiarity of following a well defined route, with progress just equal to thstf an average journey ou foot. ATTRACTIVE STEEPLECHASE PARK V !s ii J f r;-1";!;! ' J LliI Trv-'W. . v irl GEORGE C. TILYQUS rAVILlON The opening of Steeplechase Park last week was an auspicious one and large crowds visited Ibis amusement resort with its unique atrnctions The me-chuuml and eketnea! inventions, all having for their aim a novel means of providing fun and sport, shpw remarkable ingenuity in construction and ideas sad in the adaptation of Odd devices sod queer angles Tlie Pavilion of Fun w ith its mammoth proportions, is well filled with attractions of a diversified nature, so tiint visitors who are partial to amusement on a rapid scale, as well as those who arc content with leas strenuous methods, find many things that appeal to them Menus to alford n frolic for children nre not lacking and there are many contrivances in which safety is the first consideration that ore productive of enjoyment. not alone in the Pavilion but on the beach, where there is s big playground on vs Inch they con indulge in games or play in tiic sand to thetr heart's content Many new features have been installed AUTOMOBILES ON THE FARM, Common Practice to Use the Back Wheels for Power, A new use for Hie automobile has been found by Western farmers. It is that of utilizing the bmk wheels for motive power to run wood saws. , "In traveling in the West I came across a farmer who was cutting wood, by means of his automobile, said J. E.I Sheldon, representative of a Western au-j tomobile compani. rift ths Riggs House. The farmer bad jinked up tlie rear axle o( his machine and attached s belt to one of the wheels, which was connected with a saw. In this manner hs was sawing wood. 1 asked him how be came to think of the scheme, and he told me that it was common practice among farmers ia the West. It is astonishing how many farmers all through the West own automobiles. Nearly every farmer who is moderately well fixed has his machine. It ia an ordinary sight to e automobiles skimming through the harvest fields, and it is remarkable how much Unit they save. The increased use of autos has, tn s great measure, removed the prejudice s gm net mat hints and it is seldom now that one hse a complaint front a farmer on the score of fast driving The farmers, when they aeq a machine speeding of hauntf been aopd bv our tne million mttom find baung teen iiesputed oer twenty thousand times ul mtinue to be a feature of Dreamland During the seven years tbftt Dreinilunl has been oieD, Creatiou," the uoudPifulli popu Inr, living breathing representation of the beginmug of nil things, 1ms retained the premier nlae In Uu nffirtions of the Cone? Island visitor lJunng the been almost entirely rebuilt and mmh that is new and novel has hr on added to the storv of the temptation of 1re bv the seroent and the subsequent full of inaa The various, rides slides and glides which hate served to populnrize I) reamland have tins season been gener ally enlarged upon There has been built a pew double track iq ing roaster vear, has been nliiiost entire u rei mt 'i'he Canals of Nemce and the Tub Hide have beeu enlarged and unproved Hr 11 Gate bus been provided with mum nrw . uepxung features, and the L K ih mpsonjnnl the fair Scenic Railroad, one of the hnet of its tu uluilv in kind m the world has been tendfd, and very considerably elaborated The) baby Incubator Show, whuh has been i a feature of the park since its opening will again he a feature of Dreamland So also the Diving Girls, which proved so popular a feature last veai Many novelne have been promised in this latter exhibit An important novcltv will js 4 OF FUN, STEEPLECHASE PARK, since Inst season, all tjpical of Steeplechase Park, and more will be added from time to time, the idea of George C. Ttl-you, the proprietor, being to arid something new eaih week. 'lo-Uay there will be opened for the first time a big hall on the west side of tbe Pavilion, which will be devoted to moving picture exhibitions until the open air amousement grounds on the hurf avenue side are made ready. This ball has a seating capaiitv of nearly a thousand persons Tlie interior pooh 265 feet long bv 60 feet in width, will be rendy also The depth is graduated so that non-swimmers can enjov a plunge aa well as those who ran breast the water or float. Should the weather not be warm enough to attract a crowd eager for a swim, a polo gamo between picked aides, will be played A feature of this pool that adds to its attractiveness is a waterfall, sheets of water in great volume descending from a height of sixtv feet. latter on. during the evening, lights of great power will be plnyed on this wateifall, givihg to it prismatic effects that are expected to result in a beautiful sight sioug the refill, get ont of the way and do not attempt to hold tip the occnpants. ss thev formerly did. They have learned the value of the automobile in their own business. One of the most striking results of I the use of sutomolnles among farmers is' that of keeping the boys on the farm. The young fellows ore no longer so anxious to leave the Old homestead for the city, for they can jump iu a machine, go to town and get back in time for dinner.' Washington Post. LEFT BEHIND. The late John Q A. Ward, the noted sculptor, was in his youth a famous rider. At tlie Century Club in New York a brother sculptor said ths other day Ward once undertook to teach Blank, the etcher, to nde. Blank was game, and Ward, the first week, bad bun taking low fences. Then Blank's conceit got the better of him, and he went st a high, dangerous jump. Of course, he was shot out of his saddle. He somersaulted over the fence and landed In the next field on his bead. Ward, hnrrymg up, said, to soothe Blank's feeling: 'Splendid jump, old man. Done just the way 1 do it mvself! Only "Here Ward smiled. " "Only, yon know, I alwravs manage to take tlie huree over with uis. " Los Angelas Times, love 8lorv of the shepherd bov Joseph and in win li mam miramlous trans lorrnations are effeutfd Another new show is rnllid The Tit, or whnh might be nglifh inlUri a pot pourri of flip In this 6how there will he exhibited The fae of the A inds, the ( lumber of Honors the Minor Mare and Pans bv G ishglit Another interesting show new tins enr will be u r l Uiclvimmd Tlii,s .AtIwjK,Aa p(m tabular riiethamenl masterpiece deputing with miniature figurrs the huttlis of IVtersbuig and Ilulimond with Grant and Lee ns opposing general The Borneo illitge will be rr pirns d bv f urio Hinge 1 in winch human mri osities have been gatheied ftom the w r!d rver The Dnnmhnt Thentie whuh lnt sen win had a speetarle named Tgvpt haw be n transformed int i he Om nt with iw fruit and eutireh ton fe i Iuk 'itne of tlie will Ih s f n from the Intern of 'sultan Nhdul O tepHtmg Not h rianmig gun spmimu nous Torttue It nc pn tercsting feature wil Ih a miniature sybwav with tmv nrs Ihe exn t duplicate of thoe ttel bv the Int Thorough will encmlt tin Mounds The bathing pavilion on the otenu hi teen considernhlv extended lh re will be mnnv fr shows going on continuous on the giounds the prim i pal attraction of these temg a two rin cii(U in oust mt operntion Iiicnu land fnnous '-hoot the ( luitcs rim in n of oh and there will be iwverai bands of un i c ROSE STAHL AS MISS ROSE STAHL. Who is Winning Increased Fame Charles Klein has put a little of everything into his new comedy "Maggie Pepper," in which Rose Stahl ia starring Its plot runs all over the theatre, and is aa all-embracing as hue itself. It is s long way from Beersheba to Dan, as Mr. Klein makes the Journey. He leaves nothing untouched; he takes no Chance of missing a tear or a tee-lie. He would have the people believe bia heroine is s wonderful woman. He introduces her after she has dragged out fifteen year of her life in a department store, which she his served faithfully in all positions from cash girl to assistant buyer. Her heart is broken when she Is refused promotion to the position of buyer, bnt it is mended when the junior partner of the firm, just home from Buroie. where he has put in his crop of wild oats, anunls the order for her dismissal and makes her important in tlie store's A GREAT INPUSTRY. 4 1 i I ' Portland Cement Ranks Tkird to Coal and Iron. I The growth of the Portland jeement industry has not ended, and its present relative importance is rarely understood. Its increase In size end in commercial influence brings with it certain consequences which might well be borne in rnrod at the present moment. In capital employed U probably ranks One week more remains for Blanche Bntes in ' .Nobodys Widow' at tho Hudson Theatre, at tho end of which time the mi turn will he rung down upon the play Mika Kates has been plaving the-rote tf-Hoxiiri'i Claxton Nntinuoush for more than eight months and the consensus of opinion is that this role of fascinating Antillian womanhood is the het, burriug none that that accomplished artiste has rvir eKftjed Ihe Pink I adv" tontinues nt be New Amstirdnm iheitrc with no mdi fatiop of abating popularit), in spite of the win in vvi ith i of the past few days. Btanh of light summer i ntoi taimnont an well n it dil it wmtii itudiiiKov The 1U mt l f n 1 I udv w iltr Jionnv Did, Dun Duln t and ihe (xiil bv tho vHskati h wan art just i lew of tip pop ilar numlteis m tins must n comulv that aie hung suiu aud whmtlcd all over town D 1 ik.1i 1 1 rrwds are to he found mghflv at thetilohe Jlu'itie wluie oia Bivis uni Jn k Nu worth will Ih ms n for nnl one nion with in their plnvfal niusnal fa i I ill h Mi I i It J he lnf two wuks of Mr FpKe' ngSM m nt in Mis Bumptond Leigh it tin 1 w urn I In itre will begin to morrow ilio siKceasful run of Mr Smith s eoinedv must close at that time ow mg to onti ii ts f r Mi b 1 iske s visii to (ahfirmi in this plav which will irnmeilintilv follow The fiftieth pt fnrniame if "Mis Rmnphtead I eigh will ic ur on TucmI.iv evening Hie third week of William Bradvs all tar revival of The Lights o Lnn don nt the Lvru begins tomorrow night The engagement is lestruted to four week so that tin re remains onlv 1 short period in whuh to see this verv notiblc gathering of well known piavers m n nirlodrima that despite its thirty veir still Ins an ateorlmig interest for tirade Korr last work of 4 Over Night " Philip H R irtholonnie mmodv, win h has een well allied the met nest play of flip vein, nre innounud at the IMav-house although puhln interest in tha performance is still unubuted winds of the troug ns the liMhv North filled with that W et rntr wh unwritten low of God Protect ouf women is ( hild of the Regiment. nt the Metropolis Tluntie, m tlie Bronx, wiih C cul spioner in the lending role, The plav is a Western military drama, taking pine m mid nrouud Fort Look-o 1 1 North Dikota TOO MUCH CEREMONY. A ( im mnati drummi r lmppen to be put it a tuble nt Columbus with a number Ufiblators and tbc lonitli svas iu hi'U (be addressed enh otlier preutiy bored the lommereiul travder. save an exchange It wa ill the gentleman from Hardin do tlu' and Ihe geutlemao from Franklin do that' They invariably t; ok e to each other ns the gentlemen from whatner county tliev happened to linil from I or ten or hfteeu minutes the drummer bore it in sib lire Then lie s iddenlv i rushed t lie statesmen it singing out in stentomn tonf-s tn the uniter AT ill tin gt mleinan from Ethiopia please inss tlie imtter:' That ended the gemlemau from business. MAGGIE PEPPER in Charles Kleiu's New Comedy, economy. She is put in a mahogany o8 fire and everything site advises is done She converts the "old curiosity shop" inta the citys leading bargain mart, while the junior partner becomes by proxy the merchant prince. But the senior pnrtner and tlie junior partner's fiance interfere with the firm prosperity and with Mnggie'a happiness. Maggie and the junior partner hear then names linked in scandul. Muggie Is discharged. The junior pnrtner breaks ofi his engagement, gets drunk, goes to Maggie's house and is allot bv a gambler, who is acting as a living picture of Paul Armstrong. Maggies sen ices are sought elsewhere, and when site has nursed her heuefnetor back to health she prepares to go to Europe, hut, after some persuasion. she falls into the junior partner's arms, thus indicating that she is about to embark upon what Novelist horsier culls the process of throning herself away. third only to Iron and coni among ths American mineral industries. It certainly far outranks iu tins respect all the gold mining industry of the United btntei and Alaska. Even the copper industry falls into lower place, for Finlay has if eently estimated that the value of all ths copper mining nud smelting plants of tho United States is only 8116.600,000. From the banking point of view, therefore, we are dealing with ont of the great extract ire industries of the world, Eugincerlnj Magazine, - - V v V

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