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ATTBACTTOirS XH OK1XA.
Xmprtn TaadeTtu end photoplay,
ayatyi "Th aiobe Trotter."
Klppi ' Photoplay.
JCrug-i Th pnJ thrift."
Strand i Photoplay.
"Grimur" at the Braadela.
Mr. Cyril Maude and romrany. In
"Grumpy," a comedy In four acta: by
clothes a voice of remarkable range and
rlchneae. containing aome of the loveliest,
warmeat and scem'nuly lowest tonea th.it
one ever hears even in true contralto
such aa she. Tier voice la beautifully
even throughout Ha vide range, the high
tonea containing; th same opulent full
neaa that la ao delightful in the lower
portlona of th toalc. She seems to trana
mlt a maximum of expression with a
minimum -of effort, presenting her dra-
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Horace Hodges and T. Wygney Percy- matlc numbers with fervor and Intensity
(Mr. Anarew Uulllvant, "Otumny"
Ruddock, hia valet John Hardwood
Mr. Jarvls Alexander Onslow
Mr. Isaac Wolfe Alexander t'alvert
Dr. Maclaren Leonard Trollope
Merrldew Frank J. Gregory
Kebla .' Julian d'Aloie
Dawson Bailey Hick
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J " " ra. Maclaren.. Mli's Ixiuise Van Waiconen
nuaan..... Aims mauae Anurvw
Mr. Ernst. Heron, hie nephew
And now H'a food old Grumpy who la
to be framed In the gallery of cherished
Will Play Role of Hera in "Ball of the Gods" Normal Man Will Fight for What is, Right
yet without sacrificing beauty of tone In
ao doing. The two ailns from the nper
"Samson and Delilah," "My Heart at
Thy Sweet Volet 1 and the one. I think,
called "Samson Vlens Alder." which is
sung In the thirJ act and whlrh Mine.
Homer sang as tin extra number, were
Interpreted In n most masterful and sat
isfying manner, and will long be remem
bered by the listeners.
The program opened with an aria, "Che
faro Penxa KuriiMoe," from the opera
, "Orpheus and Eurldico." by (Jluck. This
i tiuaint nlil rial, sio hera th teat nf lime I
Mr. Maude's visit, coming in the midst " rnm. . grou,,
of a season singularly barren in artistic
effort, la doubly welcome for the break
it haa brought In the monotony of noth
ing worth while, and for the splendid
presentation of 'an actor'i power.
"Grumpy" telle a very simple taJe, In a
very almple way. Nothing- especially in
volved In the plot, although It is rather
an improvement on the thieves and de
tectives we have been made familiar with
by Messrs. Doyle and Hornung, and
vastly beyond the aordtd sort of crook
ahown ua by certain American author,
who mistake photographic reproduction
for artistic realism. While the tale In
terests, its working out concerning the
future of two charming young persons,
and one who is not quite so engaging.
It could even be dull and still be fas
cinating when its lines shine in the
luminosity of art as provided by Mr.
Maude and the excellent actors who ac
company him on his present tour of I
Of course Grumpy overshadows all the
others, and rightly, too. Mr. Maude has
refully studied and with infinite pa
tience pat together a characterisation
liiglily acceptable both for se'.ettl n. lor
contrast and content. Mme. Homer's
legato work la a delight, and In the sus
tained numbers some of the finest bits
of Interpretation are found. "Botachart,"
by Brahms, waa one of these, and "Mlt
Delnen Blauen Augen," by Strauss, which
the singer graciously repeated. "Kl ten
lied." by Wolf, which cloned the group,
waa a fairylike gem.
A group of aongs by Sidney Homer,
full of meat, waa presented a wide va
riety of music and sentiment. Mr. Homer
is well known aa a composer of the high
eat rank, both for the character and
beauty of hla aongs, and those preaented
last night, exquisitely sung by his wife,
are among ' hla choiceat compositions.
Mme. Homer's program proved that two
groupa of English songs are not too much
upon any program. In fact, it ia one of
the few programs where they have been
so greatly In the majority. The last
group contained "A Ballad of the Trees
and the Master." by Chadwlck; "When I
Bring You Colored Toys," by John A.
arpenier, me words By Tagore. an un
lh,l aH 1 1 tmm I nliM amnnv tVtm hat I
creations traditionally cheriahed by thoae ! u"lal mr full of charm and which
who keep alive the sagas of the stage. It
ia a perfect conception of an old man,
Irascible, testy, domineering, but lender,
courteous, full of kindly interest in those
who are close to him, and In whose buay
brain stIH lurks tb fire that had made
him a great man in hla time. All the
little . crochets and . fancies, whims and
queer notions of the octogenarian are
Intermingled by wonderful akill with the
ahrewdness and fire of a clever lawyer
in his prime, and to no violence of the
verities. And though it all runs a stream
of humor so clear and unrestrained as to
challenge admiration, completing a char
acterisation as well rounded and aa finely
played as ever waa witnessed. Consum
mate in his artistry, sure In his skill,
and perfect in hia effects, Mr. Maude Is
properly - Hated ameng the truly- cremt
actors of his time.
The company is worthy of the star. Its
several members quietly and effectively
playing their roles with a tinlah even to
the smallest detail that renders the whole
one of the most remarkable performances
ever witnessed here. It Is extremely rare
that this happy condition exists, and It Is
therefor the greater pleaaure to be able
to testify to It on this occasion.
An audience scarcely so large aa the
Importance of the event warranted gave
a welcome whose warmth must have
banished from the actor's thoughts any
notion of the lingering' effect of the
storm. "Grumpy" remalna for the week
end, with matinee on Saturday.
By DR. CIlAKLKs n. r.VnRUUIlST.
IVopl are born with a fighting pro
penalty. It la part of our nature, aa It
Is with the lower animals, to gather our
selves Into an attitude of resistance. We
know It Is part of our nature because
It Ja discoverable In a very little child.
jThe possession of such an Instinct In
, dlcntea the kind of world that we are
born Into, for we come her with an
equipment fitted to what we are going
to find her on arriving.
Pugnacity la a conatltutlonal adjust
ment of environment. Hostilities are the
order of the day. In thla la no Implication
of enmity In the sense of bitterness or
animosity. Envenomed hoalllltlea belong
only to th brute, and the fighting we
do when we are mnd degradea ua to the
levrl of the brute. Thla article haa to
do only with fighting that Is human, and
the product of Impluavs auch that wn can
stand up with them before Ood and not
be ashamed primd rather than ashamed.
8t. James said: "Fight the devil." That
gives an Idea of the hltih grado of pugil
ism that we are Just now contemplating.
Another apostlo wrote: "I have fought
a good fight." Taul wrote that. 1 Imag
ine he waa rather given to combative
athletic while a little boy trotting around
Tarsus. What we know of his I'fe farther
on Indicates that It was nnlta n accord
with Ms Ingrained Impulses to gather
himself together and project himself
against whatever he felt had no right to
exist. He waa the man who said that
there waa nothing In the world ao fine
aa love, and yet he waa a warrior from
the ground up.
I say It advisedly that it Is a hopeful
symptom In a boy that he shows a dis
position to fight: not that there la any
thing beautiful In the art of mauling hla
oomrade. but anmethlng very prom'slng
In hla possession of surplus nergy that
he wants to exercise In producing outside
effect. And not only outside effects,
but Inside ones aa well, for the toughest
enemy w any of us have to contend
with Is the one we carry within u in the
If any reader of thla article douM It
let Mm single out some evil tendency, if
he haa one, In his own character, that
h haa cherished for years past till It
has thrust Its root down Into the very
substance, of his being, and let him fllne;
agalnat It the surplus energy that It.
would be comparative play for' him' to
expend In firing lntx the ranka of the
enemy, and then let htm discover fr.r
himself whether It la Inside or out"ildn
battlefields that make the henvlest dmft
on chivalry. Jlravea In one; cowards In
the other. i
But It la the outside battlegrounds that
are the moat ajlurlng. bloodless fields.'
but full of collision. All-the men that th
world calls great have fought on them.
Fighters are the agents of' progress.
shape of bad habits, evil pasalona. Ugly i Christmas Eve opened to tne world a hum
or selfish' disposition. Those are all of
them o many ninepins that are set tip
for ua to bowl down.
It takea more heroism, more pugilism
of the chivalrous kind to hatter down
an Ingrowing disposition than It does for
a Frenchman to hide behind a .tree and
aharpshoot a Teuton. Indeed, there am
men by the score and hundreds that
will faea without a tremor the guns of
the enemy that have not the courage to
challenge to mortal combat a foe that
exists nowhere but in their own bosoms.
whom w call thePrfnce of peace- anil
yet who said to- himself: "I come not to
nring peace dui a aworu. . .
War that la -fbndueted without' tlooil
shed la none th less war, and the iu
erala In auch war, and the contain and
privatea, are those who have In thent
Just that overflowing excesa 'of militant:
vitality that' "the -boy has- when hw
thrashes his rhuai, and yet with that
aame exceaa thrust forth not in the pas
sion of destruction but In the enthusiasm
of saving, enlarging and upbuilding.
was repeated: "Don't Care." olo bv
Carpenter, a llnlcct aong, in which much
of the life and characters In the song
were portrayed; " I Know a Maiden." by
Blanche Qoode; "Bendemeer'a Stream."
always acceptable when sung with the
repose espresaad by Mme. Homer, and
"The Milkmaid Hong," by Horatio
lamer, also unusual and attractive. NEW YORK, Jan. H. Preparation (or
Mine, nomer repeated many or the aongs the gorgeoti "Ball of the Gods." which
and the enthujl latic applause of the au-j to b held at the Hotel Astor on the
dlence won encores after each group ' evening of February 11, under the
and a double oncore at the cloae. auspices of the New York aoriety of
Mrs. Kdwin Lafhem, who accompanied, 1 Beaux Art Architects, are rapidly pro
fs also ao artist and wove the accom- greasing- and very great Interest Is being
panlmcnts deftly Into her songs, to the taken by a large number of prominent
added enjoyment of the listener. . people In the artltlc and social world.
H. M. 11, Th Invitations are now out, and it is
r expected that this would be even more
Promises of the Press Agents. ! beautiful than the wonderful Venetian
- Murlal Worth the dainty little tern- I fo,e held two y"lr" go' A Iarr8 numb,'r
I f" h I Tt 11 n orllut anr1 I . ! Af -aikvilns-t attfinli af neaa VtclvtlAaw.
Homer la Keeltal.
Tho Tuesday Morning Musical club, In
presenting Mme. Louise Homer, con
tralto, as on ' of Its visiting artist
this season, save local music lovers the
privilege of attending- a rarely beautiful
song recital last evening. - Those who
were brave enough to face th cold ar
rived at the Boyd theater ometlm be
tween and o' clock, and It was grat
ifying after they all were finally seated
to see but few empty seats In spite of
tb weather. The late comers caused
more than their usual Interruption iaat
evening; in fact, they almoat asaumed a
tar role, such a It was. causing Mme.
Homer pot only. to wait several minutes
after reaching the stage, but also to
break oft after the first few measures
of her opening number, and after an
other pause to finally ask the usher
(since no one else seemed to have done
It) to please not seat the rest until after
th first song, when she would again
wait and give tham an opportunity. After
it was 'safely launched, however, the
vealng was one of unalloyed delight.
Mme. Homer' absolute refinement of
interpretation and consummate art
-Mcnurean artist, and Lw Brlce. her
nimble partner, and Genevieve Cliff and
her company In tho absorbing romance,
A Breath of Old Virginia. ' and the
other current featurea of the current bill
at the Orpheum will be eoen only four
more times, matinee and night today and
"fi-V?," Saturday. The succeeding vaude
ville bill that nuena Sunday will be top
lined by Dorothy Jardon. tne singer, and
handnome Julie King, who waa leading
woman in "Uet Kith Quick Walling
ford. ni.'111'. In'u,lr,.com,n back to the
Brandela, "Chick" Hcwca this time to be
plajed by Norman Hackett. The engage
ment in this city starts Sunday. January
and ia for four days, with a popular
priced maUnte Wednesday.
-.rf r TJF!irrna..n'., the . featured member
or A Pair of Sixes" company, which
opens at the Boyd next Sunday was a
Imimhr of th original productions of
Madame Sherry" and "A l'air of Sixea,"
both under the management of H. H.
fraxee. and participated In the remark
ably successful runs in New York and
In the film version of "Excuse Me."
the situations are unuaually well done
and the transcintinental trip upon the lim
ited train "that doesn't stop until noon to
morrow'' is told In the most pleasing
fashion. Direction and photography are
of the usual Pathe standard. r'Kxcuse
Me" is showing at the Boyd from 1 to
11 p. in. continuously today and tomor
row. Favorably comparing him to the high
eat salaried black face artlat. A I Jolaon,
Is as groat a oompllment aa can be paid
to Frank Hunter, whoae "6am" In the
aecond act of "The Globe Trottera" at
the popular Uayety thia week la one of
that ehow'e many big hits. Mr. Hunter's
methods are not only absolutely clean
which la more than can be aald of nlne
tentha of the performers who draw the
topnotch aalarlea. The finale of his acro
batic specialty la nothing short of a
laughing riot. Ladles' matinee today and
Emily Stevens will be seen at Strand
today and Saturday In "The House of
Tears. another wonderful five-part pho
todrama produced by Ilolfe Photo Plays
Inc., for release In the Metro program.
Peace Gray and as
f- High as Milady Can
r -tr tun r
; wear, mor spring
Wouldst know the first word of early
spring millinery modes, milady?
In shape, th spring hat are small,
close-fitting and reach skyward a high
aa milady can tnd, th higher tha
As to color, no longer Is the war note
ounded in such terms as "battleship"
gray, but "peace" is the word, "peace
gray" being the color for spring millinery.
African' brown Is a close second. .
Th distinctive feature of the coming
season's style will be the Clr or glased
effect given to spring bonnets, a very
mw not. Indeed, and the straw orna
ment, flowers, foliage and bands used
to enhance the beauty of the spring
toques. Wpper, a Rusaian straw, will be
On of tha smartest chapeaux shown
by Don Am ad en of the Brandela stores,
who has Just' returned from th east, la
a ehto Uttle atraw hat with a band of fur
vuiiin ma 'mi ww-m , . 1 - -
' .n.iiv'i tmir trua l in anvthinr more
fetching be conjured up a climax to
th vogue of fur trimming? .
Large flat sailors In Georgette ere pea
are to be worn for mor formal occasions
than street wear.
Fur Buyers from
All Over World at
St. Louis Auction
of prominent architectures, painters and
sculptors are in charge of all the arrange
ments for the pageant, and 100 society
women will take part In the pageant and
act as patronesses.
The cast of characters la now being
filled. Mrs. John Jacob Astor will be
B. Pratt will
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be the Goddess Isls.
The pageant will repreaent 1 an aban
doncd temple on the Island of Cyprus, to
which the Sibyl will summon by Incanta
tion. In their turn the Gods of Kgypt,
Hindustan and. finally, Greece.
As the Egyptian gods disappear the
great Triad of Brahma will appear, and
before . them will be ' played an episode
from the Ttamayna. Then th Spirits of
the Night will waft the Hindu gods from
the ata, and, heralded by Aurora, th
nine Muses will then appear, eeoort'nf
Apollo; the twelve Olympic gods will fol
low, each one escorted by It attribute
and votaries, the peacock maiden . of
Hern, tho huntresses of Art ems, the sea
nymphs of Posedion and ail th long list
of Pagan mythology. .
Extravagance in Ordinary
Things is W idespread
By DOROTHY DLX.
There are two kinds of thievery. One
Is the open and above board dishonesty
of the robber, and the other Is the dis
honesty of the dead beat. And of the
two the dishonesty of the dead beat is
the more contemptible.
The porch climber and the burglar risk
their liberty and their necks in their
profession, also they are avowed enemies
to society and give you a chance to pro
test yourself against their depredations.
And they do not prey upon their friends.
The dead beat, on the other hand, ia a
neakthief who trade on the fact that
hla thievery 1 ao smoothly done that he
cannot be punished for It, and that ho
keeps always within th law. He la an
Inside worker agalnat whom you cannot
defend youraelf, and hla victims are hia
friends and his family and
qualntnce. thoae who trust him.
The dead beat does not use a Jimmy
and a dark lantern when he starts out
to rob. Nor does he put a pistol to the
head of the Individual he proposes hold
ing up. His methods are much more
subtle. He get your money by borrow
ing snd by means of bills that he makes
without any means or the remotest in
tention of ever paying.
When It comes down to a matter of
i real honesty no man or woman convicted
of thievery and serving their term in a
penitentiary 1 on whit mor guilty
than thoae men and women who are al
ways "touching' us for a little loan, or
who buy thing that they cannot afford
and for which they never pay. .
What la the difference between the
"dip" who lifta a ten-dollar bill out of
our pocket on a crowded car when we
not looking and the friend who
rushes hurriedly in and says, "Old man.
won't you let me have flv or ten dol-
thal way and who would be furiously
atiKry if anybody told them th truth
and that their photograph and finger
print ought to be adorning the rogue
- To many of us It is a perpetual won
der how certain people can llv In th
style they do. IV know t'.ie man make
a moderate salary, yet he and hia wife
live a if they were rich. Th answer to
the puzsle la that they are practicing
thievery a a side line. The difference
between their Income and their expendi
ture they pilfer from the various mer
chants with whom they deal.
The woman has atolen her clothe from
dressmaker and milliner. Th man
haa robbed the tailor of hia, and they've
held up the butcher and grocer for their
food. it' not a petty thought, 1 It?
And to on with old-fashioned Ideal of
ac- i honor and honeaty It seem a pity that
1 tiiey cannot be made to pay th penalty
of their crime.
Certainly there Is no dishonesty that
haa so little excuse aa th dishonesty
of extravagance, and there Is none so
OT. LOUIS, Mo.. Jan. 14.-Three hun
drcd thousand muskrat furs were to be ' re
sold here today at th fur auction, which
has attracted buyers from all over the .ar, untn pay day?" well knowing that
world. (Seventy thouaand oppoaum kln there will never be and py day for
and CtOhO akunk akin alao were to be
Six thousand akin were sold for a
What Is the difference between the
shoplifter who sneak a lace scarf or a
total of about $300,000 here yesterday at ; pair of glovea off of a counter and the
the second session of the fur auction, at woman who buys the lace scarf snd the
Whtch approximately WiO.000 pelts, Includ- gloves, knowing that the merchant will
ing every known variety and coming never get hla money for them?
from eevry part of the globe, are to be : Yet there are thousanda of auppoaedly
disposed of. Wednesday about S00.00Q reputable people who live by their wits j
smaller and Inferior skin brought ap
Testerday'a aalea were at varying ad
vances over last year' prices, with the
aingle exception of silver fox furs, which
sold at a decline of from 10 to S5 per cent
over the record prices of last October.
On pair of sliver fox brought tt.KO.
while the highest price for these skin
in October was 2.0O a pair. In all, V
silver fox pelts were sold, soma as low
aa T8 a pair.
Three hundred Russian sables brought
3S to H0 each, X.50O whit foxes, t, to 130
each; Ms blue fox, Zi to $180; 725 cross
foxes. l to 1100, and 28T chinchillas. (
Of course the fool never tiatena to the
word to the wlae.
The olive branches that many persons
pretend to extend look more like fly
Th wife of a henpecked man usually
wears th look of a martyr when away
Wbsn w look at the owner of some
dog w wonder how the animal can b
Did we have a 66 Increase la
our December business over
the same period last year?
We believe that quality rather
than price sSrrTic rather thai
suiting- our oh ii convenience
are the requisites of a success
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