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THE BROOKLYN DAILY TIME OCTOBER 14, 1910 TUESDAY the idea of an open shop under any circumstances. Yet. reflection must Reviews of the permitted to flow on, swirling lo "UNKNOWN PURPLE." If you don't like thrills and mystery, if you Won't like the kind of a play that keeps you sitting on the "OH MY DEAR" MAJESTIC. Pretty young' women, wearing un usual costumes, which did not In the least conceal figures good to look upon, especially well-written -music, and men and women comedians of exceptional merit combined to give an evening of real entertainment at the Montauk Theatre last evening when the Princess Theatre musical comedy success, "Oh My Dear," was seen in Brooklyn for the first time. A crowded house greeted the players and applauded their performance liberally.

There Is a very good quartet in the first act there are only two, each with a single scene particularly well-staged which rendered "Come Where Nature Calls," which has words and muslo of merit. Florence Johns, Lorraine Manville, Douglas Stevenson and John A. Butler are the singers. The SnmfeltjttBaUaSIjmta ESTABLISHED 1846 Cong Salanii Etmra TUESDAY, OCTOBER 14, 1919. Published by the BROOKLYN DAILY TIMlirt.

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Ka.trrn Diatrlct Office 13 Broadway. Telephone list btagg South Brooklyn Office 126 Ninth 1st. Telephone o4o fcoutn Downtown Office I7f Fulton at. Telephone 611S Main Manhattan Office. 306 World Building iil Fifth Avenue BY MAIL I'OSTI'AID One month, daily JJf One month, daily and huliday Six munths.

dally i'uX Six months, daily and hunday One year, daily One year, daily and faunday 6aturday edition only, 1 V-- 'X gunday edition only, one year. i-m KOKI51UN One year Six months One month Single copies by mail 3 cents Entered as second class matter This is the underlying question. Under the present Administration the tendency has been to extend the functions of Government 'immeasurably, and the practise has been laxity of administration. This has been apparent to every one who has had to deal With a Government office: and to the public that has watched the manner in which the Administration has tried to match inconsistencies. The Republican Senators and Congressmen have fought hard against all this; endeavoring to clarify the blurred conception of American nationality and the true functions of government in a great Republic.

Therefore, there is a record of per-forjnance behind the pledge: "Vigorous and thorough shall be our efforts to make certain for the business of the country that opportunity and encouragement which will insure its development and growth upon which the prosperity of the country depends. In the great readjustment ahead, business must have sympathetic help, not antagonistic curtailment." The policy of unlimited laws and no enforcement must be reversed. That' is the thing the Republicans must keep in mind. It is the duty of our brethren in New Jersey to keep up" the scries of Republican victories that has followed the armistice. 5, GoverrrWnt Must Act.

The vote in the Cooper Union meeting last night was a victory or the vociferous, rather than for the majority. It is folly to imagine that the twenty-five or thirty thousand longshoremen now on strike could have attended the meeting. They wouldn't fit in the building. It is folly, likewise to assume that they, were represented. They were simply committed by a crowd of the most violent, following a self-constituted leadership that has defied all rules of labor unionism, all contract obligations, all consideration of the rights of other workingmen.

Consequently, the City of New York continues in a state of siege. Consequently, food supplies are shut off, consequently thousands not interested in the longshoremen's grievances are thrown out of work; consequently hardships press on a city population that must be borne by workingmen and their families. A minority of thousand longshoremen iVhas declared war on the city for a dollar an hour wage as a ransom price. That is a frank statement of the situation. It is almost unbelievable that workingmen should be so blind to Ihniw Awn inlfracl Qa in fn nw Rlirh Villi! UHV1VUV uu blind leadership.

Yet the fact is the fact Being a fact of such great moment, it is manifestly the duty of the Gov- eminent to stop rjalterintf with it, and TU 4- IaU. rt transportation agencies and ol labor arbitration and left the city or the private employers powerless in the premises. It is the Government's duty in such circumstances as now be- convince Labor that the extension of the closed shop idea to all industries must in time bring about a condition where a body of available unorgan-" ized labor will grow up tnac win threaten th whole structure toward which the Labor organizations of America have been moving. sensiDie Labor leaders should desire what is practical. They cannot fail to understand the significance of the strikes that nrp now occurring in defiance of recognized Labor leadership, and in breach of contracted obligation.

r-usn-ing an idea to its logical conclusion in this world of contradictions has its disadvantages. The plan submitted allows the unionization of an open shop by fair means, and Labor does not expect more than that. The two programs agree on the right of employes to organize. The Labor Group asks for collective bargaining through the Unions, with respect to the rate of wages, hours of labor and other conditions of work, and the Capital Group is in accord except that it would not coerce the individual who may desire to make his own terms. In all probability the large employer would prefer to deal with the union, but there may be exceptional cases where the right of an individual to employment on his own terms be important, and it should be reserved.

There is disagreement as to the right of employers to deal exclusively with their own employes. Labor, for reasons not hard to understand, prefers that representatives of a general union of the trade affected shall take up questions" with employers. Capital prefers the industrial unit organization. There is reason on both sides if the old spirit is to govern the relationship of employers and If, however, the disasters which a continued warfare between the two elements threatens to bring upon the country shall bring out a better spirit There is no reason why unions should not entrust the interests of the employes in any particular industry to committees of employes reserving the right to general union action should the System result in injustice in particular cases. Labor demands the right of the freedom of the press and of Assembly.

Both these rights exist now, subject to local regulations necessary to the peace and order of each locality. The right of the press to destroy Government itself cannot be claimed under any Government. The riot of assemblage for the purpose of subverting Government is not legitimate, and not related to the question of Labor's interest under the American Government There is substantial agreement between the two groups on hours of employment and rest, minimum wage, woman's right to equal pay for equal work, and right to strike. Capital objects to the sympathetic strike. Labor wants the right.

Until production reaches the desirable stage the view of capital should prevail, and if injustice occurs another conference should be held to review the conditions. Labor is right respecting child labor, upon which CapitaLays nothing; is right in advocating a restriction of immigration and its -ationing to the power of assimilation of the country; and is right In the advocacy of national conference boards which ought to be organized among the leaders of capital and labor and n'ot have any official standing. The points of agreement in these two programs afford encouragement It is notable that omissions in each program deal with the rights of the opposite party. It is the spirit that will consider the rights of both sides, and the right of the public of which both 6ides are the main components that will be the most valuable result of this conference. If the old spirit of warfare prevails, the formula will accomplish nothing; if the new spirit of understanding and compromise has a chance to express itself, the program finally adopted at Washington may serve as an excellent instrument whereby it can produce effects.

Ship By Truck. An imposing spectacle was the "Ship by Truck" parade through the streets of this borough yesterday. Events of recent occurrence have shown how greatly the motor trucks have facilitated transportation, and how acceptable they have been as substitutes for older facilities when the latter broke down. Von Hindenburg attributed the final defeat of his army to the mobility of the Americans and the Allies obtained through the intelligent use of motor trucks. The Brooklyn trolley strike lost most of its terrors for the" public because of the improvisation of the motor bus service.

The motor trucks enabled Great Britain to survive the big railway strike. According to Lord North- rliffe, the country would have suffered immeasurably and the government would have been defeated had it not basn for the lorries. Mayor Hylan has found moter biises for the areas of Manhattan in which the railroad lines ceased to function. These facts of recent history make the parade, headed by William H. Todd yeaterdsyrtrcmendously signifi cant.

They show the great and growing usefulness of the motor service, and the possibilities of motor Struck ship ping, which the procession of auto mobiles was intended to stimulate. In New Jersey. The real issue in the New Jersey election is admirably expressed in the letter addressed by National Chairman Will H. Hayes to Edward C. Stokes, Chairman of the New Jersey State Committee.

Mr. Hayes sounds a trumpet call to the Republicans of that State to' stand together for basic principles of republican government He urges them to drop factional jealousies, to remember the great issues that are at stake. "There is a time not far distant," he said, "when our heel must be in the ground. Law and order, shall reign in this country. "We will not forget that while we fought to make certain the rights of free government in the world, we have a Republic to preserve in this country, and that we are a Representative GovT ernment, not a Bolshevik wVi.

natred, lust and human yearnings Its eddies, interest awakens and Is to the last. And bo the audlei watched with breathless interest 1 Bufferings of Lord who 1 gathered a faithful flock of aerh: turists around him, only to see th ariven from, their homes by usurper Kira and to find him tricked into death. Then his lo led by the faithful Kurano. ol for a year, enduring untold sufferlrJ until finally the "day of revenge coii ana tney kill the tyrant. But I means their death, too, for they oommittea tne deed on soil hallovl by the presence of the messenger me ruier or.

japan, In some Dlaces this lana-uace of play is beautiful beyond compn xnere are gems such as the farewel Kurano's young son, "Life Is a bi quet spread but I cannot stay forU fdl.l 111 I iiicto we poeuc mgnts, as the descrlDtlon of nlvhtfHil In K'l palace, uttered by Kurano; passa full of verbal flro In tho art. where The Faithful feigns drunkenrJ No flaw of anv rtpirroo jng, Rollo Peters' Asano Is fig lememDerea etnereai yet manly, noetical nnri vi tn tn and hrs sonorous voice made ev beautiful word vibrato liu mti Kin i gustln Duncan, somewhat too lo pernaps. yet caught the full spirit mo pan. me vaior devotion, denial which make up. the great of "The Faitiful." A somewhat ring note was the broken Boris Korlin.

But all flie others. II ry i ravers, waiter Ueer, Henry man, Mary Blair. Helen WmiUv Julia Adler, breathed the strange sp mo tiiay, una grouped tnemsel harmoniously around the Imperso tion 'of Kira. this Wolsav nf japan, py Henry Herbert, whose pa laniug enorts resulted In. a mas piece or acting.

The scenic investiture, with screens and paper doora. was heant and tn exquisite taste. For this tribution thanks is due to Lee Sim son, who- proved that, to be imprest aim impressionistic, scenery need be bizarre. The audience, drawn from soci art and Greenwich Villas-e .1 Drinkwater and Lord Dunsenay mere was an oaa mixture of class jazz. SOTHERN AND MARLOWE IN 'HAMLET'; AT SHUBE The Shubert Theatre last night filled to the very doors with adml of Sothern and Marlowe who, vtl me 01 meir aamiraDie cci pany, presented "Hamlet." Sothern was again seen in familiar portrayal of the title while Miss Marlowe aDDeared Ophelia.

The supporting comn included Frederick Lewis as Hora Henry Stanford as Laertes. Row! TJuckstone as the first gravedigJ v. u. uranvllle as the King, Al Krueger as the Queen, and No Lamison as the Player Queen. Of particular interest was some the new stage "business" introdu into the play.

Conspicuous is restaglng of the Play scene whl brings the play-actors down std wnue tne King, Queen, Hamlet Ophelia, the Important elements drama In this scene, are brought the centre of the stage on the rai throne platforms. The treatrlcal feet is heightened by this rearran ment. The decoration and Ugh tl is in a manner new to "Hamlet' this country. 1, "Hamlet" will be played this en week with the only matinee on Sat day. Next Monday and week Taming of the Shrew" will be gi for the first time during the enea ment, and during the' fourth and fi week of the season "Twelfth Nlgl "jfiamiei" ana Tin Taming of Shrew" will be repeated for the time.

"THE LITTLE WHOPPER" HAS TUNEFUL SCO One of the real delights of the rent theatrical season is "The Li wnopper," an Intimate musical edy, which had its premiere last ni in the Casino Theatre, where It is tinea to remain many, many xne utile wnopper" has all the sentials for successful entertalnm It has a plot which was written Otto Harbach; haunting melodies never enter the realm of the Jasd me rag dui are nevertheless airy filled with syncopation, composed rniz rnmi; clever lyrics by Mr. I bach and Bibe Dudley, and a hos capable stage folk to interpret all gooq things the show conta Vlvienne Segal Is the star whn ah in songland. danceland and hem land and who found such favor vj ner audience that she must needa peat all she sang over and over ad uciuro it woma oe satisnea to let KOi The chorus would not win awards In a beauty contest, bu sings weir and dances gingerly moil, even a wooaen Indian wd nove nis feet to such mnsln Friml lias written. Amonsr the are "Oh, What a Little Whonn "Round the "It Can't Done," The. story Is that of an lnnoq aaventure or a school lass who tol wnopper so she could run away marry Prince Charming.

She sd discovers tnat her trifling with nutn nas ilea ner into a maze complications bind most vbv body elue; In a tangled web. 1 needless to say. everything ends pny. "FIVE O'CLOCK," DRAMA. WINS INSTANT SUCCE Though it has been labeled com Frank Bacon, collaborating with man Tilden, has written a stir drama in "Five O'clock." whir-h produced for the first time last nigh uis- uiwn xneaire, next door to Gaiety, where for more than a yea has been appearing in another pla his own making, 1 Is a play that contains powerful hm appeal, "carries a message and wl.

though it is uneven in spots, posse: beauty and strength. And despite these virtues "Five O'clock" 1 hnncrlncr vi Ki. uatuu BUIIIO 11 anu came near ssinsr out. aa little speech, made by Mr. Bacon, veals: "Many years ago I wote a Play.

wife said to me: 'Frank, you'd bd inrow an mat paper Bt didn't. Well, I hope o'clock' find Its way." The appeal of this new play Is the alleged mentally defective whi youth are committed to Institutions! the supposed incompetent, but who in reality suffering only from neg The leading role is delineated Bplend by a newcomer, Leslie Austen, vj that of a rugged physician is mad llirhtfullv human by Tim Murphy. saves the victim in this instance if an existence in Dr. Gould's Pri Sanitarium for the Insane. Others Gertrude Maitland, Byron Russell Sarah Edwards.

1 POLITICAL CALENDAR The political calendar for the tlons to be held in New York this November 4 General elecU Polls open 6 A. M. and close p. 1 FILING STATEMENTS. November 1 4 Last day to fits ii ii ii ji': a.

iff." 'w '''A i il'i tr t' j. DARK ROSALEEN MONTUIK David Belasco's artistic production, "Dark Rosaleen." the delightful stage story of Irish life which made such a profound Impression In Manhattan, where It had a long run; held a large holiday audience deeply interested last nieht at the Montauk. The play was written by Whltford Kane and W. D. Hepenstall, both Irishmen, who know their people Intimately and are aa intimately familiar with their quaint ways and customs, their sayings and superstitions.

They have written a remarkably fine drama, one that is destined to win 'success through many seasons to come. Belasco has Btaged the piece with all the artistry and craftsmanship which has brought him fame. All the scenes are laid in a general store and public house in the southern part or Ireland. To the quiet village of Glen-mullet, there comes a man and his daughter from the hated north, to take iu their abode across the road. where they open an opposition public house.

A son of the southman grows to love the girl from the north, and though their parents are ever engaged in wordy battle in which dire threats are made, the young folk are supremely happy. The girl saves her father from the machinations of a land owner by entering her pet mare, Dark Kosaleen," in a race and win ning it with, the aid of the south boy, who is prevailed upon to ride after the regularly encased lockevMs lured away by the villain. The race is the means of ending the feud and bringing the twb families together. The cast is the same as that which played originally in Manhattan, and includes Dan Moyles. Henry Duffey.

Thomas Mitchell. Howard Truesdell, P. J. Kelly, John Daly Murpuy, George Fitzgerald, John Carmody and Eileen nuban. ORPHEUM HAS BIG BILL One of the most pretentious vaudeville shows of the season is the treat offered to patrons of the Orpheum Theatre this week.

Last night's audience found it very entertaining. The big feature is a miniature musical comedy in four scenes entitled Chicken Chow Mem, in which Jay Gould and Flo are the stars. This act is a complete show in Itself, it has pretty girls, tuneful melodies, a wealth ol colorful costumes and much humor. In fact, "Chicken Chow Mein" fairly sparkles with comedy. Gould and Lewis dance and sing delight fully and have the.

assistance of sev eral clever aides. Valerie Bergere, always popular with Orpheum audiences, scored a proneiwiced success' in a new comedy drama written by Kmmet Dcvoy entitled "The There are four scenes and Miss Bergere is given r.d- miraoie assistance irom a company that includes Herbert Warren. Violet Barney, Ivan Christie and Effie Bor-dine. Other acts are Tim and Kitty O'Mara, assisted by Fred Clinton, in "Memories of the Dance;" Sylvester and Vance, in one-act-satire called "Horses;" Bowers. Walters tnd Crocker, so-called The Three Rubes." in singing, dancing, comedy and tumbling; Le formerly of the French army, in a musical novelty, and "Topics of the Day" and thJ Or pheum ISews Pictorial.

AT THE FIFTH AVENUE. 'The Naughty Wife," a romantic comedy in three acts, by Fred Jackson, which enjoyed a two-year run in the Harris Theatre, Manhattan, opened at the Fifth Avenue Theatre yesterday before two enthusiastic audiences. The play is replete with dramatic thrills. "The Naughty "Wife," a unique dramatic effort that teaches an old lesson in'an entirely new way pdssesse all the elerrfehts that' appeal to theatregoers. Dramatic situations lightened with wholesome humor run throughout the play.

Miss Grace Hayle, who has recently joined the company, proved her worth in her new role, as Nora Gall, the widow. She was given a warm reception by her many admirers. "The Naughty Wife" is played by Miss Mae Melvin, as Eloise Farrington. In comedy parts Miss Melvin is always good, and yesterday was no exception. Utterly neglected by her husband Hil-lnry Farrington, a novelist, played by Mr.

McWatters, she seeks solace and repose In the arms of a philanderer. Darrell McKnlght. McKnight declares his love for her, and she decides to elope with him as her husband leaves for his country home on Long Island. As she is about to go, her husband returns and learns the truth. The philanderer, in turn marries Nora Gail, a widow, who loves him despite hU faults.

A happy denouement follows. BIG SHOW AtToEW'S MET. An Intensely interesting photoplay, with an all-star cast headed by Gail Kane, Edmund Breese and Jackie Saunders, is "Someone Must Pay," which is being shown the first part of the week at Loew's Metropolitan. One of Herman Becker's girlie offerings, called "Sweet Sweetie," with Billy Barnes, Jack Barton and Rene Braham, and sin sweeties, is one of the vaudeville topliners. Another is Frances Rice, the famous character actress, offering her impressions of Fay Bainter, Mary Nash, Eddie Foy and others.

acts are Henry Frey, as thaireformer; Downing and Bunin, In musical comedy bits, and the Two Lillies. In Jongs and violin selections, V. The last part 4' the week Anita Stewart and the bipKt star past ever seen In 'arty production hi "Her Kingdom of arlij ffatty" Ar-buckte, in a plever firwii "Back will be'' the flltjti attractions. "Her Kingdom at Dreamtf is a pic-turlzation of Louise Pree.4's novel, and deals with' a marriage' of convenience. j'.

Fred Ardath's 'TinancUrs'J' in "The Movie Trust" with Matt Well and Muriel Hudson and Daf Jones, the former Zlegfeld beaufyj 1 and the clever chap in "On the Brfdle Path' by the players will head the program. "FAIR ANDWARMER." "Fair and Warmer" is the attraction at the Crescent Theatre this week. and under the skillful handling of the Corse fayton stock- uompany, Avery Hapgood's famous comedy is one long laugh from start to finish. Corse Payton assumes the principal comedy role, that or Billy Btfrtlett, the "model husband," who is too good to suit his wife, who is so sure always of his inoffensiveness that she loses all interest In him. Corse Payton is his old inimitable self in the part, which means that he Is screamingly funny, especially In the famous "cocktail wherein he and the wife of the man upstairs set out to proye to their respective wife and husband that they are not as simple as they look.

Richie Clark Russell Is making her first Brooklyn appearance with the Corse Payton Stock Company, and is making a tremendous hit tn the role of Blanche Wheeler, the wife of the man upstairs. She worms the truth out of Billy concerning the truth of her husband's whereabouts on the one night of each week that he claims to be at the Mystic Shrlners. It is she who oroDoses the solution that they shall "compromise" each other for the benefit of the missing pair. Henrietta Browne' Is 1 splendid as Lauca Barttett, Billy's discontented wife. Urged on by a former lover In whom she Is Interested, she tells' Billy that she is going to divorce him because she can't stand his tameness any longer, tfut she-changes her mind after she is taught her lesson.

Another newcomer to Brooklyn Is Joseph Matthews' who plays the part of the erring husband. Mr. Matthews i a fine comedian, and handles a very difficult role with distinction. Reynold Eins, another, newcomer, appears to grfnt advantage In the part of Philip Eifcns, the old admirer of Billy's wife. get "the metropolis of the country to edge of your chair, gripping its arms, tnen we should advlgez-yqu not to see "The Unknown Purple' at Teller's Shubert this week.

Because that is the kind of play It Is. The curtain rises on a darkened stage, with one ray of light thrown on the windows of two prison cells. This is the pro logue, by the time the first act starts you- are in a mood for The author, Roland West, has drawn on his imagination to such a large extent, that by the light of day, you realize how impossible it all is. but' as the curtain falls on the last act you are left with' a feeling that it would be just as well not to seriously-offend anyperson with an Inventive turn of mind, because the purple ray seems a very real thing then. Perhaps it is Just well to explain here that the purple ray is the Invention of one of the characters of the play by the aid of which he Is enabled to make himself invisible.

Jewel Marchmont la extremely tired of being denied all the good things of life and being neglected for the sake of her husband's inventions. She also has conceived a love for anothor man, a friend of. her husband. He steals some money' from his uncle, her husband employer. It is found in her possession by the police, and to save her, Peter Marchmont confesses to having taken it.

lie is sent away for a term of years, secures a divorce from him and marries the other man, and they grow rich on the proceeds from one of Peter's inven tions. In his prison Peter nnds out from another convict about his wife's perfidy and vows revenge. JUBt before he was arrested Peter had perfected his purple ray and with that aiding him he starts his revenge. He has let his former wife believe him dead and but why spoil the play by telling the rest. Let it suffice to say that Mr.

West has out in a masterful way and we guarantee that even the most blase playgoer will be on pins and needles most of the time. George Probcrt does some very fine acting and plays his' dual part of the inventor in a way seldom equaled. Jean Stuart as the unfaithful wife, and Benedict McQuarrie as the other man both have difficult parts which they handle extremely well. MABEL M'CANE BUSHWICK. There is an exceptionally good bill at the Bushwlck Theatre this week, headed by Miss McCane, a warm favorite in Brooklyn, who shares the headline honors with Charles Grape- win.

This is Miss McCune first appearance in Brooklyn in a long time, but the manner in which she was re ceived showed very plainly that she has not been forgotten. Miss McCane offers a smart, timely and topical revue, staged with gorgeous scenic ef fects. Charles Grapewln, assisted by Anna Chance, appears (n their side-splitting second episode of the "I'oughkeepsie" serial entitled "Jed's Vacation." Mr. Grapewln is one of tho naturally funny comedians in vaudeville and, assisted by Miss Chance, who is a valuable aid, they present one of the best laughing sketches in vaudeville. Homer Dick inson and Grace Deagon, who always make a hit here, continue to please with their "chatter, song and dance." Parlicola is an artiste ot ability.

She offers a number of songs in a pleasing manner. Florence Ames and Adelaide Wlnthrop also pleased with their amusing comedy skit entitled "Caught in a Jamb." Their dancing is excellent as well as original. Dor othy Grey and Bei Byrpn also pleased with a novelty entitled A Girls Weight" Jack Rose offors his laugh producer entitled "Specialist for the Blues" and gets a- good many laughs tor his originality. Jim, 'the Jazz King," makes everyone guess what kind of an act he presents. Topics of the Day" and the Bushwick News Pictorial conclude the bill.

"CHECKERS" AT KEENEY'S. "Checkers," a photoplay of exceptional merit, is the feature attraction at Keeney's the first three days of the week. "Checkers" is without a doubt the greatest racing story in the world, and is based on the famous stage play that swept America for twenty years. Mr. and Mrs.

Gordon Wilde are the vaudeville headllners, and are surrounded by six other standard vaudeville attractions. Mr. and Mrs. Gordon' Wilde present a very clever travesty offering in which they cover a great" variety of new and novel work, such as magic, shadowgraphy, singing, etc' The bal ance of the program has been carefully selected and should prove excellent entertainment. The feature photoplay for the last half is Marguerite Clark In the Paramourft production, "Widow by Proxy." For the vaudeville head-liner Mr.

Keeney has procured, at great expense, the most versatile man in the world, Sylvester Schoffer, who offers a whole vaudeville show "with his big company and beautiful scenic equipment. Notwithstanding the magnitude of this attraction, the usual number of other big vaudeville attractions will be given. ONE ON MOE Moe Mark, the president of. the Mark Strand Theatre had the unique experience of being refused admittance to. the Brooklyn Strand Theatre pn Sunday night When Mr.

Mark arrived at the theatres he found the lobby filled with patrons waiting to get into the auditorium. He tried to make his way through one of side doors, but Was stopped by one of the- uniformed attendants. He explained that he was Mr. Mark but was politely Informed that he would not be permitted to enter the theatre through that door. Hi then told the attendant to go inside and bring Mr.

Loverldge, the managing director. This the doorman refused to do, statirig that he could not leave his post." Mr. Mark then made his way to the stage entrance but here 'he was also politely refused admittance. Mr. Mark was forced t6 go to a nearby drug store and telephone to the theatre and thus he managed to get Into communication with Loverldge.

The New Play MASEFIELD'S 'THE FAITHFUL' IS BEAUTIFULLY SHOWN It takes courage to produce a play like the poet John Masetleld's "The Faithful" in New York, but it also took courage to put 6n "John Ferguson," and the result was artistic triumph plus box office success. And last night, at the Garrick, there was every Indication that the management of Rollo Peters had 'again found a diamond. Classicism i not a readily negotiable commodity Just now, and "The Faith ful." written four years ago, and built around a Japanese legend many centuries old. is one- of the. real classics of latter days.

But it has vitality, for it deals -with real passions and human frailties. Although its underlying motive, the love of pastoral freedom 'in a shepherd'B valley, is not living issue, such as the problems whereon Shakespeare reared his tragedies. This ia the play's one weak epot: that the source of its tragic developments seems although to audiences In Jugoslavia or Silesia or some, other place where geography is being re-made, the appeal might be stronger. But once the current of the play Is act with vigor and to operate ferries, chips, and such other factors as are kept idle through the fqUy of the long- The Brooklyn Times is convinced that the strike never had the sym- same- quartet with Evelyn MacVey substituted for Miss Johns, sings a capital song, "You Never Know." Especially tuneful are "City of Dreams," sung by Miss Manville and Mr. Stevenson, "Isn't It Wonderful," by the same two.

and the finaletto; "Oh My Dear," also rendered by Miss Manville and Mr. Stevenson. Hal Ford and Juliette Day scored heavily "If They Ever Parted Me from You." Miss Day's "Phoebe Snow," was rendered in. a clever manner. Miss Manville is a dainty and graceful dancer and a clever actress, and easily took first honors, although Miss MacVey at times was right alongside.

Her solo dance in the first act was repeatedly encored. Hal Ford made the most of the'part, "Broadway Willie," who chases imaginary lizards and picks never-were moths and bugs from the guests and other patients at Rockett Health Farm. His humor is of the quiet kind and thoroughly effective. "It Makes a Fellow Stop ot Think," directed at the marriage relation, was entirely funny. Joseph Allen, as Bagshot the aeroplane mechanician.

was a good foil to Ford. Mr. Butler played Dr. Rockett effectively, and Mrs. Stevenson was fitted to the part of Bruce Allenby.

Miss Johns is entirely too attractive to be cast as a stern and unyielding wife, but played the part of Mrs. Rockett In a finished manner. She portrayed Just the kind of a spouse able to wind a weak and loving husband, who at the same time was a potential philanderer, about her little finger. "FRENCH FROLICS" STAR. Two big holiday crowds were present at the Star Theatre yesterday for the opening of the week's offering, "The French Frolics." It is billed as the "fastest show on earth," and the description isn't far wrong.

1' ollowers of burlesque are In for a treat this week, for the production is done on a lavish scale, his plenty of laughs, plenty of girls, a really clever principal comedian and most startling of all it is a burlesaue with a plot that cleverly joins the scenes and songs together. Harry Fields is the chief funmaker. As Moxio Cohen, a would-be millionaire, his Hebrew impersonations are a scream. The show never gets a chance to siow up wnue he is on the Job, and he is In and out in every scene, bringing a sure-fire laugh at each appear ance. Lena Daley is his chief assistant funmaker.

She proves her right td the favor In which she is held by Brooklyn burlesque followers. Her ec-1 centric and rather daring dances, as well as her spirited singing, are easily me nu or me snow, and she lets herself in for numerous encores. The plot hinges around the machinations of I. S. Cheatem (Bobby Burch), owner of the Midway Show, and his manager, Dusty Rhodes (Hal Sherman), who by fclever manipulation manage to sell their show Moxip Green and "Mike" Finneg'an (Walter Parker).

The latter pair are sworn enemies, but decide to patch up their difficulties and make an effort to run the show themselves. The rebt of the' show is spent in depicting their troubles in so doing. Hal Sherman Is one of the best eccentric comedy dancers, ever seen in Brooklyn burlesque. Bobby Burch, besides being a clever comedian, has a fine voice. Walter Parker is chief assistant funmaker to Harry Fields and a fine Irish comedian.

Gladys Jackson, as Jane Buckem, who proves such a stumbling block to Moxie Cohen and Mike Finnegan, 1 is the possessor of an unusually fine voice and a most pleasing personality, and is responsible for many of the chief song hits. Another splendid singer is Claire Walker, who divides honors in ballad singing with her partner, Billy Gray. The chorus for the production is unusually large and exceptionally attractive, and equally good at danclne and singing. The scenic effects are very elaborate. The book of "The French Frolics" was written by E.

Thomas Beatty, musical numbers by Ed. E. Daly and Charles Soutica. JUNE CAPRICE FLATBUSH. "A Damsal In Distress," the title of the latest release featuring June Caprice and Creighton Hale as to-stara, was the photoplay feature of an attractive offering at the B.

8,, Moss' Flatbush Theatre that drew crowded houses yesterday afternoon and evening. As the name of the production Implies, the Btory revolves around the unusual experience of a young girl. The action is fast, the situations unique and melo-drumatic, and the story caiTles along in an intensely Interesting and fascinating manner. The vaudeville end Of the program combines as fine a group of variety acts as have been seen at the local theatre this season. Stellar honors are divided between Jean Southern, the movie star seen In a cleverly writ ten apd enacted skit, entitled "Quaker Devolution," wnicn songs and chatter are admirably mixed: and the comedy offering of Felix Adler, Frances Ross and Jean Bedinl.

The latter Is a typical Adler riotous comedy and lit erally brought down the house. Other sterling numbers Include Wolf and Stewart In a comedy playlet, "Between Two Flats:" Fox and Britt, come dians; Caryl and Flynn, in a clever singing act; Page and ureen, acrooats, the -semi-weekly news and the comedy film. Joyce, in her latest picture, Winchester Woman, will be the photoplay attraction for the latter half of ztie. ween. Manager iveiuy ouuuuutcu.

"SWEETIE GiRLS' GAYETY The much4heralded girl and music show. "Sweetie Sweet Girls," opened a week's run at the Gayety Theatre last night. Charles M. Baker, who wrote the lines for tne new ouriesque is to be congratulated on scoring a rreat hit. 1 The production is an unusually strong one, and the east is headed by that-excellent Hebrew character comedian, Max Field.

He was greeted with roars of laughter by the audience every time he appeared on the stage and easily uvea up to tneir expectations. Others in the cast who scored hits, were Andersen, the "Irish Dele gate," Forest O. Wyre, Charles Levlne. the dancing master; Stella Morrissey, the high prima donna; Flossie De-vere, the delightful soubrette, and dainty Anna Fink, whose singing and dancing Is really exceptional. Pretty girls and costumes, catchy music, and attractive scenic effects, in eluding eleven complete settings, all lend to the success of one of the most attractive burlesques seen In Brook lyn for many a day.

Th Advertlln In Tn Braoklya Times la an lntritlnir and Inatructlva tfallv fMtura. Thft RnnftuncemantB of ttaa mr- Ibhanta ara r.lleri witn moner-Hvinc augfaa uona. Rata tnam ana feront'tncrai 'Apathy of the majority of the The Riga Affair. There may be in the possession of the Supreme Council information showing the true state of affairs in the Baltic provinces, but the despatches from various sources are so contradictory as to give the public here anything but a clear idea of what the Russian capture of the port of Riga means. The troops of Colonel Ava-loff-Bermondt, who have entered the city, are described as the Western Russian Army, 'and are part of the anti-Bolshevist movement that has representatives on all borders of Bolshevist Russia.

It is not clear that this detachment is in communication with General Denikine, but its offensive occurring within a few days after reported defeats of Denikine in the South suggest that it is working in co-ordination with the Cossack Chieftain's forces. The disturbing feature of the situation from the standpoint of the Supreme Council is the activity of General von der Coltz 'and the Germany Army under his" command on that front The Letts, who have evacuated Riga, charge that the Russian advance was made under the fire of German guns. London's view is that von der Goltz is really behind the attack on Riga and in Paris it is feared that the maintenance of his army menaces France, since it provides Germany with a military power likely to be turned against the Western as well as the Eastern partner of the old Franco-Russian co-partnership. Meanwhile, Germany protests that von def Goltz' troops are taking no part at all the fighting at Riga, and that his army is maintained merely to keep Bolshevism from running over the Baltic provinces and threatening the German State which is getting pacified after its internal troubles. The problem of the Supreme Council is complex.

It desires Bolshevism suppressed, but not at the price of a revival of German military power. It faces the possibility that the Russian anti-Bolshevist forces may look to Germany for aid, just as the Bolshevist forces did in the beginning of their activities. The fact seems to be that the League of Nations in the West is reacting on the East in such a way as to erect there another League, and the question must soon be settled as to what the limits of the power, rather than the desires of Western Europe really are: In England, the affair is called "Germany's new war," and some of the newspapers insist that it is a stroke carefully prepared by von der Goltz, with the secret sympathy of the German Government and delivered by a puppet Russian commander. There is no saying what truth there is in this view of the matter, but the difficulties of the Allies in Russia have been due to the habit of leaping before looking. Just now the dilemma of the Supreme Council is the result of the fact that it dislikes Bolshevism and it dislikes Germany in equal measure.

Possibily the visit of the Commission sent to the Baltic by the Supreme Council may give the Western European nations a better idea of what the situation is, really, and enable them to act with more prudence and better effect than have characterized and attended their former adventures. Trolley Service Plans. Some hint of the method of operation of the Brooklyn City Railroad lines has been vouchsafed the public. The information made public is that transfers on all surface lines will cease on Sunday except at three points. These are Eighty-sixth street and Fifth avenue, Broadway and Marcy avenue, and Fulton and Sands streets.

Eighty-sixth street and Fifth avenue is an intersection of the old Nassau system. The other two belong to the old Brooklyn City lines. What action will' be taken on the zone fare system is not indicated. The public may get some idea of it when the order is submitted to Judge Mayer for signature. It is unlikely that prudent managers will go to such extremes as were suggested when the Brooklyn Heights Company admitted its inability to go on.

The possibility of motor bus competition is a new element that must be considered if the interests of stockholders are to be safeguarded. We are told that the present sugar shortage is caused "not so much by an insufficient supply as by an inordinate demand." Humanity's sweet tooth is responsible. However, when cannot be purchased at all the demand, if not inordinate is at least 7 "All of them," says the New York World, "having 1 ratified the treaty of Versailles. Great Britain. Pmnc.

Jtaly tjfnd Germany will be at peace this week." Except for. D'Annunzio, pliations the peace is without flaw. Representative Cannon cannot find room in his heart for tw allegiances. men any more than it had the sym pathy of the recognized officers.1 It was fomented by an irresponsible group, whose weapon over the strikers has been terrorism, whose threat against the city population is the cutting off of food supplies. Dealing with such forces, the only method is one for which they have respect.

The issue should be made perfectly clear. The soldiers coming to New York are not coming to break Up labor unionism, or to interfere with strikes when strikes are authorized by vote of the workingmen. They are coming because this strike, the most vicious in its effects that been launched against the public welfare, threatens the food supply of the city and no wild demonstration of a handful of agitators can be allowed to do that If the men won't work, then the Government must work. If the men who will work are kept away from their employment by. threats, 'then the government will see that they are protected.

Labor and Capital. Capital having followed Labor's ample in submitting a program for discussion in the Industrial Con- erence. it remains for the Public Group to bring Capital and Labor into agreement on the points upon which there is disagreement Probably the difficult relates to the 'of the closed shop or the open shop, to. Labor the closed shop has a necessary part its sys- Capital it represents the principle of liDerty. There will have to be a reconsideration on both sides of the extent to which the principles involved in this question' are justly limited by their relationship to the equal rights of others and the general j-, interest before a composition is It is interesting to mark that Capi-) tal has made the first step in this di rection.

In the statement submitted Capital says: "The principles of individual liberty and freedom of contract Upon which our institutions are 1 "fundamentally based require that there should be no interference with I' the 'open 'While fair argument and persuasion are permissible, co-r reive methods aimed at turning the 'open shop1 into a 'closed union Bhop' or closed non-union shop should not be tolerated. No employer should be required to deal with men or groups of men who are not his employes or chisen by and from among them." first reaction of the Labor GroVp we may expect to be adverse to dldatoa' expense statements. November 24 Last day to file mitt statements of expanse. 's.

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