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THE NEW YORKER, published weekly by The F-R Pub. Corp.. 2W. 45th St., New York, N. Y. Subscription $5.00

Vol. 1, No. 2. Feb. 28, 1925. Application for entry as second class matter pendinged by

Advisory Editors: Ralph Barton, Marc Connelly, Rea Irvin, George S. Kaufman, Alice Duer Mitter, Dorothy Parker, Alexander Woollcott


LAST week saw Spring coquetting on Fifth Ave- nue, but aside from that uncalendared escapade (did you ever notice that sunny late-winter days on the Avenue always seem brighter and more gay with promise than anywhere else in town?) there weren't many events of interest to mention in my letter to Aunt Evelyn in Dubuque. Despite implica- tions of the catch-line of a certain new magazine most of the old ladies in Dubuque are most keenly interested in things that are supposed to interest only New Yorkers.

However, I told her about the number of men popping up from the South for a few days with offensively tanned faces and the irritating information that they

“They needed an angel in heaven intend to go back again in a couple of days for an- So God took Caruso away."

other month of tropic ease. I thank my lares and penates that at least the time is not ripe yet for their was the Height of Something in belles lettres but in that mist of the dawn ahead in which one senses Per- insufferable farewells as they steam away for sum- mers abroad. fection an even higher monument to beauty has taken form out of the haze. It is the following from a new popular song entitled "My Kid": Ciro's opened the other night with Mary Hay and “He comes downstairs in his little white nightie Clifton Webb as the supper club's dancing team and when they inaugurated their partnership last Tuesday And says his prayers to God Almighty." night a noticeably smart crowd filled the place. I didn't go myself after an attache of the restaurant discounted the need of any further guests the opening night by declining, over the phone, to reserve a table for Aunt Evelyn's nephew.

I'd have been obliged to forego the event anyway, it turned out, as a sudden call took me to Baltimore for the night. The Congressional Limited, I discov- ered, has put in practice the dining car booking system one finds on trains in England. Sittings are assigned by cards distributed by the dining car steward an hour or so before the diner is open, It's a good system, as the English found out several years ago, though it was not functioning any too smoothly on the Limited. When three of us marched in, as our cards provided, at 6:15, take our places at Table A-8, four in- dividualists were firmly intrenchered, I hope, never- theless, that the system can be put into practice over here as I know of few unhappier moments than that of discovering, after a feeling progress through five or six cars, that the corridor of the diner is packed like a six o'clock subway train.

I hope that eventually the orderly arrangement of dining car sittings will be able to do away with the annoying no-smoking-in-the-diner rule. The sole rea- son for its existence to-day is its discouragement of the lingering passenger who likes a cigarette or cigar with his coffee. I should think the perfect working of the new system would allow the momentary comfort of tobacco in the minute and three-quarters consumed by the waiters in bringing change.

I used to think that

I am told it is making thousands of better men and women in vaudeville and night club circles.

The elderly matron with the lifted face has become so common that it must be a very good joke about her that gets even a glancing attention. But the case of Mrs. Louise Conti, 83 years old, erstwhile bathroom maid at the Plaza, demands a pause in the day's occu- pations. It seems, says the World, that Mrs. Conti has worked hard all her life. When she was 78, Mrs. Conti was still able to stand on her hands.

But a few months ago, despite her matutinal application to the programs of calisthenics in the newspapers, she found herself a bit stiff in one or two muscles when the day's work of cleaning forty or fifty bath tubs was over. There were unquestionably wrinkles in her hands. So she accepted the invitation of a beauty specialist whose newspaper advertisement informed her that a free clinic was available for such as she. She tried to take advantage of the offer, but to her discomfiture and the amazement of the beauty doctors her skin was fine and clear, her teeth were sound, her eyes were bright and from her conversa tion in fuent Italian, French, Spanish and English it of the Army, Navy or National Guard, there is often was obvious that she was vivacious, charming, and a lack of that precision which characterizes the march- toujours gai or very nearly. They couldn't do much ing of our West Point cadets. But the magnificence about the wrinkles in her hands. of uniform more than makes up for any slight tech- nical lack, and it would indeed be a captious critic who would find fault with the appearance of the Guard. Having held its ninety-ninth annual reception and Back in the early days, the organization was known ball the Old Guard has at once subsided into that as the Light Guard and began its career on the Bow- lethargy which it maintains between these annual ery. In the '30s it was merged with the City Guard functions. However, it is not quite fair to the Old and as such both continued until the Civil War when Guard to intimate that it does nothing but give a they were absorbed by larger commands. After that ball each year, though to do even that steadily for war the veterans of each got together and in 1868 the ninety-nine years requires a certain amount of tenacity. Old Guard was chartered by the State of New York. In addition, the Old Guard has become a standard For many years the annual ball was held in the old part of any New York parade. Academy of Music, and I believe, was also at one time Lined up in their towering bearskin shakos, wearing held in the Madison Square Garden. Still later it their famous uniform of blue trousers and swallow was transferred to the Metropolitan Opera House. tailed coats of white decorated with blue, red and In those days it was classed as one of the "wine gold facings, these doughy warriors are one of the few balls," a slang term applied to the large public dances links connecting New York with its past. From to which the wine merchants of the city would send the gold tassels topping off their prodigious shakos to representatives to give away quantities of wine and the tips of their impressive boots the members of the champagne as advertisements for their products. Natu- Old Guard have not altered for a century. rally, balls in those days were gayer and more lively While the call to duty at parades or for the mass- affairs, but the Old Guard has managed to withstand ing of the colors at the ball never finds the members even the rigors of prohibition, though many of the lacking in alacrity there is not the same enthusiasm older members aver that the annual gatherings are for drills, which are not compulsory. Thus, although not what they used to be. all members of the organization were once members Theodore Roosevelt was a member of the Old Clifton Webb and Digitized by Google Guard and at the time of his death was one of that By the way, the oyster scare seems to be finished. vcnerable body's honorary members along with such Despite the sudden appearance of small cards attached notables as King Albert, the Prince of Wales, to the cartes du jour in restaurants, which testified that Marshals Foch, Joffre and Haig, Generals Pershing, the oysters in those restaurants were not only germless Wood and Bullard, and until the election of President but the social equals of the best hors d'ouvres in the Harding, was the only President to be placed among world, people refused to eat them. The oyster deal- such honored warriors.

ers, I'm told, lost millions by the typhoid talk. Some Rarely is there a big parade in New York which restaurants even eliminated oysters from the cuisine. is not headed by the Old Guard, their massive shakos Clams held on to their social tone by great effort. But held in place by chin chains. During the war as well just as suddenly as they were tabooed, have their as afterward it was especially busy acting as a guard brother bivalves returned in favor. of honor to the many visiting foreign dignitaries. Last year and the year before that the ball was held at the Commodore, where the long ballroom gave opportu- Have you observed, of late, how fastidious everyone nity for a more impressive “massing of the colors" has become in the matter of liquor? Not only a par- than was possible at the Waldorf-Astoria, where the ticular brand, but a definite vintage and especially- ball took place this year on Friday night, February 6. shaped bottle are now almost always demanded. We In fact at one time during the evening it appeared sniff and scrutinize with the utmost care. What a that a messing of the colors would be the only result. change from the first year of the Eighteenth Amend- But the Old Guard, together with the representatives ment, when cocktails were manufactured out of any- of similar veteran military organizations from nearby thing liquid, and whatever had a kick passed muster. cities, managed to unscramble themselves in a some- But we have become quite as particular to-day as we what unmilitary fashion, After hoarse commands ever were in those dear distant times prior to July, and counter orders from perspiring commanders had 1920. proved unavailing, the members were shoved into place and reviewed by Governor Alfred E. Smith, and all voted the exhibition a "brilliant military display." Van Bibler TIL

Mary Hay at Ciro's


Boomerang A Slogan Haunts the Bishop necessary to speak somewhat sharply at times to certain brethren of the cloth—for their own good, of course.

{{di}B}}ISHOP MANNING issued a nice, vague invi. Meantime, Messrs. Tamblyn & Brown go about tation, such as heads of households must for- their business with a fine efficiency. Daily they issue news stories with a punch-tales of the widow's mite in on us any time; we shall always be glad" invita- and of the orphan's dime—all the sweet sob stuff. tions. He said, in appealing for funds for the building This may not be dignified, but there is no denying of the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, that the edi- that the seven millions it has produced are imposing, fice would be "A House of Prayer for All Peoples." especially when they do not include the Rev. Dr. And now the phrase is being taken literally. Peo- Guthrie's five pre-dated checks. ple are prepared to accept the invitation in droves. Drive committees are functioning-committees for This is very disturbing to a quiet and conservative Protestants, committees for Catholics, trades commit- household, long accustomed to more formal social tees, and committees for the professions. usages. But the Tamblyn & Brown slogan stands, to the dis- John D. Rockefeller, Jr., was the first to indicate comfiture of the Right Reverend Bishop: that he deemed the Bishop's invitation a definite re- "A House of Prayer for All People." quest. He gave $500,000 to the building fund and The old dispute between Fundamentalists and Mod- suggested that the Board of Trustees for St. John's, ernists has forsaken the theological battleground for exclusively Episcopal, should include a few laymen the time and wages about hospitality. The conserva- of other Protestant denominations. tives arch eyebrows at the thought that such a vague The Bishop took the money and murmured, in some sentence should be construed so definitely. The lib. embarrassment, that the time was not yet ripe. erals comment acidly that either one speaks in good It was as though, having had the chance friend un- faith, or one does not. expectedly telephone you that he accepted your polite but extremely indefinite invitation, you were forced of the press with unperturbed kindness. Messrs. Tamblyn & Brown entertain the gentlemen by circumstance and the frowns of your severest critic Will Rogers said lately this nation couldn't go to to mumble an apologetic something about the painters war because it didn't have a slogan. The Protestant being in, or the servants having gone, or sorry, but- Episcopal diocese of New York is better equipped. Worst of all, what you hoped was a purely private It has had a slogan thrust upon it.-J. M. conversation became public gossip, because the re- jected guest told everyone you knew about it. The story of the Bishop's embarrassed evasion was not given to the press by Messrs. Tamblyn & Brown, The “World” Is With Us publicity directors for the Cathedral Fund, but by the efficient Ivy Lee, whose deft hand controls the public As these lines are written, District Attorney Banton relations of the Rockefeller family, the Standard Oil is involved in the study of thirteen plays that have Company of New York, the Interborough Rapid been pointed out to him by police officials as dirty and Transit Company and Mr. Vincent Astor, calculated to ruin the morals of the community. The The above-mentioned Tamblyn & Brown may be glass is low and there are all the signs of an approach- blamed for issuing the original invitation, since one of ing censorship. And so, before it is too late, it would their bright young men devised the trouble-making be well to hang the grand cord of the order of Sucker phrase, "A House of Prayer for All People.” It has Grandissimus about the neck of the World, which proved an effective slogan, so effective that thus far will be entitled forevermore to point to the Democratic it has lured into the Cathedral coffers seven of the Convention of 1924 and to the Censorship Agitation fifteen millions needed. of 1925 as its two great contributions to the civic Since they were retained for the explicit purpose of life of New York during the second decade of the raising the money, Messrs. Tamblyn & Brown could Twentieth Century. not be expected to busy themselves with matters of About two weeks ago, a dirty little play called "A theology, or the problems of episcopal discipline. Good Bad Woman" was produced by William A. It is no great concern of theirs that the Right Rev- Brady at the Comedy Theatre, Its opening night erend Doctor may be worried by such organs as the audience in part laughed and in part slept at its labori- Churchman, which inquires plaintively just what "A ous obscenities. The play was well on its way to an House of Prayer for All People" might mean, and early grave. Whereupon the next day Miss Helen adds that if it means only that the doors of the Cathed- MacKellar, star of the play, let it be known that she ral are to be open to all for meditation, it marks no intended to give up her role because of its impure advance from existing conditions. Indeed, this re- nature. ligious journal throws off weekly hints of implied bad But too many people remembered in time that she faith. must have found out something of its nature during Even the clergy of the diocese are not above saying, the period of rehearsals for her protest to be quite both privately and publicly, that an invitation is an effective in a publicity way. (The final perfect com- invitation. Their natural reticences, if any, are over- ment on Miss MacKellar's statement is to be found in come by the remembrance that the Bishop has found it a news story in the Times, which reads: "Miss Mac- Digitized by Google Kellar played the role again last night to a Beginning at the Bottom crowded house, but with lines slightly modified. She curred seven times in her part. On her threat to wie. “WELL, young man," said the Great Editor, “I suppose you want to become a writer." draw, the management compromised, it is said. The A timid bow signified assent. word was struck out of four lines and allowed to "Have you lived?" stand in three.") "I'm twenty-seven."

And so, the day after the MacKellar statement, the "Of course, of course. What I mean is, have you World brightened up its first page with a story about sinned-sinned greatly? Have you tasted any of the the dirty play and a picture of its producer, who was dregs of life?" allowed to say that he had made the production "for "Not since my last class reunion. The cocktails a purpose." (The picture of Mr. Brady by the way, were terrible.” was one of him in what might have been his confirma- The Great Editor frowned. It was evident my tion suit, and the caption for it read "For Clean obtuseness made him impatient. Plays.") "I'm afraid you don't understand," he said, a The Brady statement had been received by other bit sharply. “I shall explain. There is no field at newspaper offices at the office of the Times, for ex- present for imaginative works. The reading public ample, it was reduced to five or six lines, with the wants actuality. You must write something that has added comment that Broadway did not take his agita- happened to you. Now," he broke off, "let us consider tion seriously and believed that his play would con- your own life. Have you ever had an illicit ro- tinue to run as long as newspapers gave space to his mance; ever stabbed your mother-in-law with a bread denunciation of its dirty nature. knife-great title for a story like that, 'The Bread The World, however, swallowed the Brady bait. Knife and the Butter-In'-ever poisoned your wife!" And from its vigorous news treatment of the story, "I'm not married," I interposed. plus its editorial denunciations, has come the agitation "Ever cloped with a married woman?" he went that has forced the District Attorney to move to action. "Ever rolled drunk in the gutters; ever been The World, apparently just the least bit conscious, divorced because of a duchess even a countess will but too late, of what it has done, is beginning to de- do, if it's well written; ever blackmailed anyone- mand a censorship by way of the Citizens' Jury, with blackmail hasn't been done lately; ever fought a duel which the actors are to co-operate. It holds the weird over a notorious adventuress; ever cheated at cards?” point of view that a jury made up of Mrs. Jays and He beamed expansively. other great public-spirited people is superior to the “Those are a few examples of what I mean," the average jury drawn by the court and armed with legal Great Editor concluded. "Go out and live, my boy, powers. and when you have a real story to tell come back." The business of a manager appealing to the news- I am determined to accept his advice. I shall be- papers for stories about the dirtiness of his productions gin at the bottom and work up. is not new. Earl Carroll, last Fall, did it and met Accordingly, I wish to ask my friends not to be- with moderate success. However, he has a just griev- come alarmed if they see me rolling around any of ance when he thinks of the small amount of space he the town's better gutters. I shall be merely gathering received in comparison with the front page headlines inspiration. They will owe it to literature to leave and picture the World rushed to give Brady.-H.J.M. me where I lie. - James Kevin McGuinness on, Cassandra Drops Into Verse We'd break the city's un feeling clutch And back to good Mother Earth we'd go With birds and blossoms and such-and-such, And love and kisses and so-and-so. We'd build a bungalow, white and green, With rows of hollyhocks, all sedate. And you'd come out on the five-eighteen And meet me down at the garden gate, We'd leave the city completely flat And dwell with chickens and cows and bees, 'Mid brooks and bowers and this and that, And joys and blisses and those and these, We'd greet together the golden days, And hail the sun in the morning sky. We'd find an Eden—to coin a phrase- The sole inhabitants, you and I. With sweet simplicity all our aim, We'd fare together to start anew In peace and quiet and what's-its-name, And soul communion, or what have you? But oh, my love, if we made the light, I see the end of our pastoral plan. . Why, you'd be staying in town each night, And I'd elope with the furnace man. -Dorothy Parker Digitized by Google


WE did the best we could in the matter, and World had to run a five-column headline on the gen- with the support of all concerned. The tlemen who thought the world was going to come to first advice received, as earnest a bit as ever an end.

was offered by an Advisory Editor, was "we ought to have a rule against using the names usually seen in Also there didn't seem to be much indication of printed gossip." A Mr. Adams, our Special Emergency purpose and we felt sort of naked in our apparent Technical Verse Editor, said the same thing. An- aimlessness, about, we should say, as the Democratic other fellow said it made him sick and Adams said convention did after nominating John W. Davis and we would be suckers to do it as a lot of people would the other fellow. get sore, what with everybody having so many ene- mies these days. Those, practically, were his words. So we made a rule against mentioning any of the cur- We are going to have purposes, however, several rent butterflies of the printed column. But it didn't of them, and we shall start as soon as the mechanical do any good.

details get less pressing. Collier's was twenty years working up to that big national campaign about all the children in the public schools having their cars washed, or whatever it was. We won't have a cause like that The trouble is you can't do anything about it, Some things are inevitable. Mention to a contributor, because we are not a National magazine. The New somewhere in a snappy, fifteen-hundred word exposi- YORKER isn't going to be any more National than the National Arts Club. But we'll find big, vital issues. tion of the aims and purposes of THE New YORKER that you expect to use some satirical stuff and he comes back with a piece, which you can lay twenty Not that we don't admire some of the National to one on this and never work any more) is about either Woollcott, Broun or Otto Kahn. 'Do what magazines, especially the American Mercury and the you will about these fellows, the publicity rolls up. Saturday Evening Post. With a beautiful gesture we recommend both of these publications heartily. The You might explain it by saying it is the peculiar way most expressive writers in America write for the Post they dress, but this would apply to only two of them. and they do it in their most expensive manner. More- over, the magazine is utterly incorruptible. We think that even Ralph Easley will back us up in declaring A recent statistic is interesting in this connection. that the Saturday Evening Post has never once been Of the forty persons who apply daily for jobs in the bribed by Russian gold. editorial department of the Times, a majority want to work in the dramatic department. Twenty-five years ago they all wanted to be war correspondents. Fif- The American Mercury, while it has no such cir- teen years ago they wanted to write "Sun style" and culation as the Post, is by all odds the most purely sec- be Frank O'Malleys. Now they want to be dramatic tarian magazine there is. You may not enjoy it un- critics. The dramatic critics are the Richard Harding less you belong to Mencken's church, but if you do Davises and Frederick Palmers of this day. Anyone belong you will find each issue a great comfort. can easily figure out what the race is coming to. But still we long to be something else. We won't write expensively all the time. We will spill the We had intended to say earlier that you could have beans once in awhile, and we will say what is on our slapped us in the face with a wet blanket, or what- mind, if any, no matter what the subject happens to ever the saying is, when we saw the first issue. We be. On days that we haven't any ideas we won't were as astonished and alarmed as anybody else at the pretend that we have. At such times we will want tone of levity and farce that seemed to pervade it and to appear as inconsequential as we are. we hadn't intended to look so much like Judge and Life (to name those papers out of their regular se- quence for once).

Above all we don't want to be taken as a humorous magazine. Being funny when you don't feel like it is like editing the Nation when you are feeling good. We certainly weren't as serious as we had prom- ised or as momentous as we had thought we would be. We had intended to print a great deal of news stuff, for instance, and have been roundly condemned for not doing it. All we can say is that we had some of the best reporters in the city looking for news and they reported that there wasn't any. That was the week of the great drought, you remember, when the

And we won't aim to please. If we happen to please we shall not apologize, but we are not in that vast army of bores struggling frantically to give the people what they want. There may be money in such a struggle, but we are not even sure of that.

It is our suspicion that the New York public is gen

The Good Bad Showman

erally tolerant, but that it does not easily forgive thing we feel quite sure: if we ever run out of things those who are trying to uplift it and those who are to say, just for the fun of saying them, we expect breaking their necks to give it what it wants. to close up this little playhouse and go to work. ܀ Broadway almost died a few years ago, with this particular kind of broken neck. It was rescued, as you may remember, by some little groups of undis- tinguished people who quit aiming to please and aimed to play instead. The Theater Guild is one result of those experiments.

Charges that we have stolen the name of the maga- zine from the Pennsylvania Railroad Company, the signature of one of our important departments from a collar concern, the title of this department from Robert C. Benchley, one of our departments from F. P. A., and several letters and telegrams from Dubuque will be answered later. + We may not do as much for the magazine world. We don't know that we're aiming to. But of one The lewyorker


HERE were six million stand. It made the game altogether too easy. people within the bounds of One of the great issues was the McAvoy report. the Greater City, three mil- Nobody, it seems, read this report, but everybody lion of whom operated taxi- claimed that he was acquainted with its gist. Un- cabs. This accounts for the doubtedly the report had a gist and they had probably saying that one half the peo- seen its picture in the illustrated News. It made a ple didn't know where the dandy issue, at any rate, for a political campaign and other half lived. What is Mayor Hylan's address to the Board of Estimate, upon more, it did no good to tell his return from Palm Beach, became incorporated in them. The driver charged the literature of the period under the caption of fifteen cents for the first quarter of a mile, and five "Spartacus to the Gladiators." cents for each subsequent sortie in the wrong direc- “Ye Craigs and Piques!” he began, "I am with tion. Eventually the passenger got out and took an- you once again." Accounts differ as to what hap- other taxi, but it was too late by this time to go home; pened next; but they heard the noise out in Patchogue, so he had himself taken to whatever bootlegger the Long Island, and thought it was the end of the man happened to be hustling for. world. It was more than a riot; it was a revolution.

The bootleggers were cautious. They always sus- Millions who had been following the Green Line to pected a customer of being a prohibition agent unless Times Square now decided to follow the Cloud to some taxi driver was willing to youch for him. The Hollywood. Others left their taxicabs in midstream customers were equally cagey, always demanding posi- and began to walk a mile for a camel, singing as tive assurance from the taxi man that the stuff was they went that nothing could take the place of leather. genuine. "Now is the time," wrote John D. Rockefeller,

The extreme secrecy of these proceedings made Jr., to Bishop Manning, "for all good men to come complete enforcement difficult, but unless a stranger to the aid of the grand old party." And the bishop could find a taxicab, he was often unable to get a replied with those memorable words: "If garters were drink. Not that New York meant to be mean, but worn around the neck, you'd change them fre- if he was unable to find a taxicab, it was generally quently.” It was thus 'that democracy once more as- agreed that he had had enough. serted itself, and "Abie's Irish Rose” became the Prohibition never became an issue in the politics of Fourth Leading Industry. "Abie's Irish Rose" was a the time. The people understood prohibition, and they play. The theory that it was written by Henry Ford never made an issue of anything they could under- is now thoroughly discarded.-Sawdust.


T takes all kinds To make a town like ours. There is, for instance, The Woman Who Is Here on a Bat. She puts in every possible moment at the theatre, And laments bitterly having ordered all her tickets in advance, Because “The Guardsman" wasn't half as good As Amy Smithers had led her to believe, And nobody in Boston had mentioned The necessity of seeing Al Jolson. About the third day of her sojourn It dawns on her that her hat is All Wrong, So she replaces the little bow at the back With a fiat French rose, or what-you-will. She is having the time of her life And feels like a perfect devil — Dining out with a beau of her debutante days, Puffing awkwardly at cigarettes Through the longest holder in the world, And getting a bit giddy from an unaccustomed cock- Imbibed in the middle of the day. She wants to go to the Algonquin for luncheon, And is convinced that every taxi driver she draws Has been out of Sing Sing about twenty minutes. She is always cashing a check for fifty dollars And wondering where on earth her money goes. She calls her husband on long distance To find out if he and the children are still alive And whether or not Katie cleaned the silver. Four or five days bring her to bicarbonate of soda And a bewilderment as to how New Yorkers keep it up. She leaves twenty-four hours ahead of her schedule, After telephoning the dressmaking shop That she will get along without a final fitting. A sudden and explicable reversion to type Just a good wife and mother! It takes all kinds To make a town like ours. tail --Baird Leonard Digitized by


Princess Alice

women wa THE can take a bridge hand and play it well, but young Countess with her European notions who dis- poker is her game. She is one of the few turbed the head of the family in the White House. Marguerite had been introduced to Washington as straights. Nick, of course, taught her this unfeminine the niece of the ambassador. She was beautiful and point. But Alice learned. That is the idea. As the she was clever. The imperial Russian embassy in sands of the desert are the loyal poker-playing hus- those days was the brightest spot in Washington. But bands who have thrown away the best years of their one day it came out that Marguerite wasn't Cassini's lives in the forlorn hope that their wives could assimi- niece at all-wasn't a countess or even a Cassini. late just such a precept of the game. This was too continental entirely. The Count ex- You must excuse the intimate "Alice" and "Nick.” plained, but left town and in a year or so the "Count- It is a way the Washingtonians have with Mr. and ess" was taking in sewing in Italy. Mrs. Longworth-or to be But Ruth Hanna re- exact, Mr. Longworth and mained, and remains still- Alice Roosevelt. If all the until March 4-in Wash- were like Alice ington. She is the wife of there would be no Lucy Medill McCormick, the Stone League. (1) No oc- retiring senator from Il- casion: Alice Roosevelt has linois. To her Alice turned been married for nineteen when dazed by her father's years and she is still Alice death. To her she turned Roosevelt, by operation of last summer when the re- natural phenomena. (2) cent birthday event first ac- No desire: She prefers the knowledged its approach. style of Mrs. Nicholas Announcement of the Longworth. When she Longworth baby's coming wishes to be Alice anything the biggest news in and can have her own way Washington since Teapot she is Alice Longworth, Dome. The buzz of gossip not Alice Roosevelt Long- before its arrival described worth. an interrogation point as This is not because she is tall as the Washington trying to live down her "How did past. It springs from a de- Alice Roosevelt Longworth Alice like it?" Ah, there licacy about trading on the was rumor on rumor, Fi- Roosevelt name. The Roosevelt-Robinson stuff does nally, one woman who could bear the uncertainty no not go in this quarter. longer went to Mrs. Longworth and asked her, Alice She is still the Princess Alice. It is astonishing in knew her woman, She concealed the delight which a way—how the capers of that vivid girl of twenty everyone who really knew her knew she felt, and re- some years ago have left their impress on the woman plied, in a quizzical way that she has, that she was of to-day who has her first grey hairs and her first always willing to try anything once. baby. Alice Roosevelt was the first woman in Wash- "And what in the world did she mean," demanded ington to smoke in public and the first to have her the estimable old ferret, "when she spoke of the ex- monogram on her cigarettes. She was among the first pected as her 'grand baby'?” to drive an automobile and to drive it too fast to suit The lady would have been worse con founded had the constabulary. she understood Alice rightly. The Countess Marguerite Cassini taught Alice to What Mrs. Longworth really said was her "gland smoke, and in a roundabout way the Count Cassini, baby." Russian ambassador and dean of the diplomatic corps, Washington's buzz of intense interest was echoed lost his job on that account. Alice, the Countess and by the country when the news of Paulina's birth Ruth Hanna, old Mark's daughter, were as thick as was broadcast. The A. P. flashed it from Chicago could be. T. R. and Senator Hanna didn't get along, as that ponderous service would the announcement but this wasn't held against Ruth. It was the Ay of a President's death. On the floor of the House monument, Nick was accorded an ovation, surprising in that it Colombia would be indemnified and it would be pie was generously real and spontaneous. for our petroleum magnates. For every newspaper it was a front page story. A Anyhow, Harding scarcely had been sworn in when White House Baby had been born, born to the purple, a resolution was introduced in the Senate to pay Co. nineteen years after her mother had left the White lombia the $25,000,000. It had all the earmarks of House. No such romantic glamor spun about the mysterious prearrangement. Alice sat in the Senate children of the Wilson girls, even though those happy gallery, as she often does, when the vote was taken. events took place in the White House itself, and the Senator Lodge, Roosevelt's lifelong friend, voted for grandfather of the youngsters was President. The the resolution. His support put it across. nation reserved its rejoicing for the delivery of an A few minutes later Alice passed Mr. Lodge in a heir to the Princess Alice; for the daughter of T. R. corridor as she hurried from the capitol. She is still the Princess Alice and she succeeds by "Good afternoon, Alice," beamed the old Senator. means which would be the ruin of others to attempt. "Good afternoon, Mr. Wobbly," said Theodore She does no official entertaining, gives no large parties, Roosevelt's daughter. returns no calls. She breaks every rule in the book Some women will tell you that Alice Roosevelt is and in Washington the rules count. Yet an invita- without sentiment; that she is ruthless and cruel. Men tion to the Longworths is more prized by the dis- make few such complaints. Certainly Mrs. Long- criminating than an invitation to the White House. worth has the friendship and the confidence of men Mrs. Longworth gives no guest lists to the papers. high in public life who care little for women. She keeps her own name out of the published guest Some years back there was a brilliant Senator, now lists of others when she can. dead, who was a power in national affairs. He had An invitation to the Longworths is likely to come no use for women-Alice Roosevelt being almost the over the telephone: sole exception. The Senator lived alone, too much "Come over for dinner, Nick will feel like play- alone, and was given to long, solitary sprees impelled ing to-night." by introspection and a matured belief in the general Mr. Longworth is a dilettante in politics. Other- futility of life. Once in a tight place his counsel wise how could he have put up with it so long! For was needed in the Senate, but the Senator was on one recreation he plays a violin and could make a living of his toots. No one could do anything with him. at it if he had a living to make. Alice Roosevelt got in her automobile, drove to the If she does not feel like dressing, Alice—not the Senator's house and obliged the protesting butler to butler-may receive her guests at the door in a produce his employer. Alice bundled him into the Chinese silk outfit something like a swell set of pa- car and took him to her home, where Nick sobered up jamas. She will sit on her feet on a tiger skin before the confused statesman. the fire and smoke while Nick, after a wearing day It is too bad for the Roosevelt political dynasty on the floor of the House, fiddles with complete ab- that Alice wasn't a boy. She is the smartest Roose- straction. Colonel Roosevelt shot the tiger skin in velt there is left--the old Colonel's daughter in more Africa. Presumably there was a tiger in it. ways than one. She has a quick, inquiring, original Heavy politics are played at the Longworth house and penetrating mind especially equipped to cope with and Alice sits in. The Longworth place is the nearest political situations for which she has an instinctive thing to a salon that Washington has. Alice liking. Her fair for phrases is feared and Longworth never made a speech in her life famous. That "Coolidge looks as if he had and never gave an interview. She was not a been weaned on a pickle" is an Aliceism. suffrage advocate, never joined a woman's She is a great friend of the Coolidges, club, never is sponsor for or a member of the though, especially Mrs. Coolidge, who is all "honorary committee of this or that great right, and who probably has laughed at the movement. She dumbfounded a worthy lady pickle epigram if she has ever heard it. once by lightly declining to join the mighty Alice goes to prize fights with her husband Daughters of the American Revolution. Yet or her half brothers. At a White House gar- in her imperceptible way she is one of the den party last Spring she shook a crowd of most influential women in Washington. She notables and took young T. R. and a naval knows men, measures and motives; has an officer into a corner and started an argument understanding grasp of their changes. That's about fights and fighters. For Alice has al- all there is to what is grandiosely known as most as intimate acquaintance with the ring- "public affairs”-and all there is to under- sters as Mr. Rickard. standing them. A great affection exists between young With all her strength she opposed, though T. R. and his half sister. She is genuinely in- unsuccessfully, the payment of $25,000,000 terested in her brother's public career. Last as reparations to the United States of Colom- election day she and Nick had gone to Cin- bia for the Panama Canal. Roosevelt called cinnati to vote. That is about the only thing Colombia's demand blackmail and after he they ever go there for. Alice telephoned left office defeated several efforts to pay it. Oyster Bay three times that night to find out But in 1920 old T. R. was dead and Ameri- how young Teddy was coming against Al can oil men wanted the Colombian oil fields. Smith. Harry Daugherty is supposed to have fixed it It is too bad. 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He Maketh Us to Lie Down With Loose Women; He Leadeth Us Beside the Rio Grande

MR. HOLBROOK BLINN, as Don Jose Maria Lopez y Tostado, and Miss Judith Anderson, as Dolores Romero, in Willard Mack's "The Dove," at the Empire Theatre. It is Mr. Be- lasco's third hit of the season.

Don Jose is a low, carnal-minded caballero with a 40-inch waist and oil-wells. Dolores is just a simple little blue-ribbon (i.e., undefiled) cabaret singer in the Purple Pigeon Café in Mexicana, Mexico. Fur- thermore, both are Mexicans. Dolores, however, has Seen the Light and loves an upright young American gambler (as who wouldn't in her place?) and Don Jose's hand-to-shoulder kisses (m-m-m-buss-m-m-m- buss-m-m-m) are extremely distasteful to her.

The audience is fooled into believing that it is witnessing a fine old-fashioned melodrama until the last two minutes of the play when the Big Surprise is sprung. The villain exhibits an inconsistency of char-

acter, as no old-fashioned villain ever did,

BOYS, boys, what a week in the theatre this last naughty, naughty Witch Doctor such a mad on them.) one has been. Fun! Well, we thought we'd They are to die "before the big rain," one after die, and it would have been just that much vel- another, the hero, played by Mr. James Rennie, last vet, too. Those two plays, alone, which were pro- of all. No sooner is the curse pronounced than actors duced last Monday and Tuesday nights respectively begin dropping like Aies, and, if the author had only would make it a week in dramatic history that should done right by the idea, you would be just as absorbed be marked with a white stone. Or if the week isn't, as the hero in his endeavors to guard the health of the then the playwrights ought to be. gentleman whose turn comes just before his own. The dramas are, reading from right to left, "Cape But it is quite wonderful how you don't care. Smoke" and "Houses of Sand." And if they aren't a Maybe, though, this is not entirely the playwright's couple of little rascals, we are an Eagle Scout. If fault; maybe it is that all suspense is removed by your you will just keep the same seats and put away those inner certainty that, with the scarcity of good actors sling-shots, we will tell you all about them, and then these days, they couldn't possibly be such fools as to where will you be? let anything serious happen to Mr. Rennie. You "Cape Smoke"-we gathered that the title is taken always know that everything is going to turn out just from the name of a drink, but we are open all night dandy, and he will go safely home to Dorothy Gish, to argumentis a melodrama with the South African at the end, veldt as its locale. We are among those who are al- The management has inserted a pleading note in ways in favor of anything the scene of which is laid the program, asking you not to tell how the play ends, in South Africa. Give us a play that starts with a no matter how much your friends tease you. We group of nostalgic Englishmen-of good family couldn't, therefore, give away the big surprise of the sitting about in white suits, cursing the heat and drink- last act: but—you know how we are with a secret- ing themselves to death, and the thing gets into our if you ask us pretty, maybe we will whisper just a blood to that degree that we begin making big plans word to give you an idea of it. "Terrible" would be to give up the struggle and go native. "Cape Smoke" our selection. begins like that, and we were all set for the hap In response to cheers, on the opening nght, the piest evening we had had for, in round numbers, these author made a speech stating that he had been working many months. on "Cape Smoke" since 1908. History has been made, And then something during those—just a minute, democratic. Pardon our pointing, seventeen years; wars have racked but it the author, Mr. the world, kingdoms have crashed Walter Frost. Given a perfectly The New Plays to ruin, genius has waved high its grand melodramatic idea, he has Exiles. At the Neighborhood. James torch, our bathroom ceiling has turned out a play that leaves you Joyce's only play. been fixed. And through it all, as free from thrills as if you were there has sat Mr. Frost, biting his at home in your own bed. CAPE SMOKE. At the Martin Beck, Occasionally, by peering around An incredibly noisy melodrama of pencil and thinking up such lines crime in South Africa, thus filling : as "I was never more serious.” the close-studded ham of the dia- long Veldt wont. There is grave doubt that the logue and the situations, you can week's other gem, "Houses of NATJA. At the Knickerbocker. One catch tantalizing glimpses of that Sand," written by Mr., Mrs., or noble original notion. Four men, of those musical comedies, but with Miss G. Marion Burton—lay you music by Tschaikowski. three villains and the hero, are eight to five it's Miss—will still HOUSES OF SAND. All the Hudson, cursed by a native Witch Doctor. be on exhibition at the Hudson "Brown of Harvard" and "Madome (Perhaps it was that we had come Butterfly" stirred together to sweeten Theatre when these few poor direct from the cold street into to taste. But whose? scraps meet your eye. There was the cozy Martin Beck Theatre, or that about it which made those perhaps it was that we became lost TANGLETOES. At the 39th Street. An unintentionally funny play, about gathered quietly at the bedside on in the shadowy corrdors of expo- an ex-chorus girl in the suburbs, who the night it was born realize it sition at the beginning of the goes desperately back to the white was not long for this world. play; but at any rate the Sand- lights when her young husband gets For it was the sort of race man came to call, and so it was a poem published in the "Bookman." drama in the last act of which that we never did grasp just what Mr. Paul Kelly turns out to have the boys had done to give the Japanese blood.-- Last Night went was Digitized by Google


ON to-heart talk on the settee in the hall—just two girls ton in his "Kid Boots", Jobyna Howland, who together who had not been precisely bosom friends has been a part of that entertainment since shortly during the long run of "The Gold Diggers”, but who after the days when the Bronx was down in Union had come together at last in a common resentment of Square, wrenched herself loose from the troupe and its producer. They were burying the hatchet in Mr. booked passage for Europe. The altercations between Belasco's neck. And they were having a real good herself and Mr. Cantor had kept Forty-second Street time until Morris Gest, who had been prowling un- nervous for weeks, apprehending assault and battery easily on the periphery of this chat, fell upon them and possibly mayhem. Miss Howland had resigned like a typhoon. haughtily almost every Saturday, to be soothed each For, among the emotions which that impresario time with roses from Mr. Ziegfeld. Finally one of really does feel is a true hero worship for his father- her resignations took and Ada Lewis leaped into the in-law and, in blistering language, he told Miss How- breeches. land what he thought of her, how low was his esti- mate of her both as an artiste and as a lady, how un- worthy he considered her even to black the boots of The legends surrounding this actress, who has the Wizardry. It was a magnificent philippic and when figure of Juno and the voice of Jove, are accumu- lating so fast that a book about her seems inevitable. effectively from a house so polluted. But here diffi- he had reached its peroration, Gest turned to sweep That book will have to include the item of her recent culty cropped up. He could not find his hal-his revenge on Laurette Taylor. At a party the two sat famous, black velour hat which has saluted so many within reach and Miss Howland took it into her head critics in its time. He was ready for his great exit but that Miss Taylor was ignoring her. She smouldered the effect was destroyed by the necessity of searching for a time and then, with a most heavenly smile, leaned forward, bowed, caught Miss Taylor girl- the apartment first. That search, in which every one joined with dis- ishly by the hand, and murmured: "Miss Chatterton, maying heartiness, proved fruitless until some one de- duced, by a Sherlockian process of elimination, that there was only one place where the hat could be. That And then there is the story of her spoiling Morris deduction led embarrassingly to the person of Miss Gest's exit. It was at another party, where Miss Howland who was, all unconsciously, sitting firmly Howland and Ina Claire were having a good heart- upon the missing headpiece.--Dr. Winkle is it not?” THE HOUR GLASS The Unscaleable Craig Militancy's Daughter That gentleman whom Mayor A strain of militancy runs through Hylan occasionally calls, for mo- her family. Emmeline Pankhurst mentary want of cpithet, "Mr. achieved greatness in her time by her Comptroller," has a face and a bald, ardor for the cause of woman suf- polished head which gleam like a frage. (It would be interesting to Charles L. boiled lobster. He has, also, at times know whether she exercises her vote Christabel Craig the unamiable disposition of that Pankhurst to-day.) For Christabel, the road to crustacean, Fame has not been paved with loose Charles L. Craig is no Lionel-Strongheart or stones suitable for heaving at convenient Government Barrymore--in form. Squatted cross-legged and suit- officials, or buildings. She has had to make her bid as ably robed--one hesitates at the implied indignity. a revivalist, and militant religion enlists no followers he could lead a semi-religious cult. nowadays among the first families anywhere, The man suffers the one great handicap to a politi- Only one generation in the Pankhurst line separates cal career: He has been known to think on small pro- a demonstration in the Strangers' Galleries of Parlia- vocation. He commands even the respect of his sub- ment from the much-thumped pulpit usually occupied ordinates; when one remembers that these are all city by the Rev. John Roach Straton, but now given over employees, the marvel is great. Whatever plan finally to Christabel's contralto denunciations of the world, is adopted out of the many offered in the present or her soprano prophecies of its doom. transit donnybrook, assuredly it will be found that She is a mild enough person in repose—as most Mr. Craig's does not agree with Mr. Hylan's. This English women are. She dresses with Victorian mod- is his greatest work. esty, without its pomp. She smiles from eyes whose Once speaking to a genial aide, Mr. Craig re- color is hard to determine; perhaps they are grey. marked, "Nobody with my brains ever can be presi- She looks anything but what she is a crusader in dent; anybody with your disposition is sure to be." an age of taxicabs. Digitized by



MY FRIEND, Mrs. Legion, is one are all too short for her to complete her business. She of those few, as tradition numbers is always late for her appointments, rushing in a bit them, who are New Yorkers by breathless, almost embarrassingly apologetic for those birth. This gives her an apprecia- things that lack of time has forced her to leave un- ble edge on the parvenus who are done. You simply must excuse the way she looks, but Manhattanites only by migration, she didn't have a minute to get her hair waved, or, The Legions occupy an apartment goodness, she must try to crowd in a manicure some- on upper Riverside Drive, in a building called "The how, or for heaven's sake, remind her to stop at the Emdor"-an apt and amicable blending of the name baker's on her way home she didn't have a second all of the owner's wife, Emma, with that of his daughter, morning. Her life is passed in an oddly imperceptible Doris. Thus, at one crack, are any possible hard feel- process known as "getting around" to things, -get- ings averted, and a happy literary effect achieved.ting around to answer a letter, getting around to hav- “Isn't it a cute idea?” Mrs. Legion asks you, when ing her fur coat done over, getting around to having she has explained the origin of the title. "Isn't it," a talk with Junior's teacher. you answer, without an interrogation point. And And then, of course, there is all her shopping to do. there you both are, ready to start all over again. Mrs. Legion's shopping has never yet reached a stage Shortly-oh, anywhere from seven to ten minutes even approaching completion. Rarely a day passes -after she has met you, Mrs. Legion is supplying you that she must not visit the stores, if not to purchase, with all the ground floor information as to why she then to look around and get an idea or so. To look at lives on Riverside Drive, instead of Park Avenue. her, you realize instantly that it must indeed take time There is all the sun they get, and that big kitchen, and and thought and research for her to assemble her cos- the superintendent is so obliging, and just look how tumes, to get them so faithfully like those worn by all convenient the busses are. Not for worlds, she prom- other women of her circumstances. Mrs. Legion and ises you, would she dwell in any other section of the her friends dress with the uniformity of the Tiller city. Yet, oddly enough-just about enough she girls. Their hats are of the same shape and worn at may be found frequently inspecting and pricing Park the same angle, their coiffures meticulously alike, their Avenue apartments, and hopefully calling up real es- dresses follow one another closely in material and tate agents to inquire if the rents in that part of town design, their shoes are of the same last. Not until have taken a change for the better since her last she has sedulously effaced all traces of individuality inquiry. does Mrs. Legion feel that she is smart enough to ap- Although she lives as far from Park Avenue as pear in public. it is possible to do and still keep out of Jersey, Mrs. Duties aside, Mrs. Legion must have her fun, being Legion is cozily conversant of all the comings and only human. Her good times consist in meeting her goings, or what have you, of the Avenue dwellers. women friends almost daily, either at her house or at Breathlessly she pursues the society notes in the one of theirs, and having a real old-fashioned talk. daily papers; promptly on their days of publica- Sometimes this is staged over the bridge table, some- tion she buys the magazines deal- times over the Mah Jong tiles, ing with the activities of the sometimes a bit of silky and lacy socially clect. Only drop a hat, sewing. The Legion school of and she can give you anything you conversationalists deals entirely want to know in the way of dates, with personalities, nor does it fear and maiden names, and who mar- to probe deep into the intimate ried whom, and how they are get- affairs of absent acquaintances. ting along, if any. She employs Detailed stories of miserable mat- nicknames, in referring to mem- rimony and racking separation, of bers of the favored few hundred, lingering illness and agonizing with an easy casualness that gives childbirth and ancestral insanity, her remarks a truly homey flavor. of heartbreak and poverty and de- Naturally, it eats into her time sertion burble melodiously from to keep so admirably posted on the ladies' cool, smooth, expen- these matters. And Mrs. Legion sively rouged lips. is pretty hard pressed for time, The talk is interrupted by the You might think, with her hus- serving of a lavish and imagina- band carning a cheery income, tive tea, of which Mrs. Legion with Junior and Barbara safely partakes generously. She is al- in school, and a pleasant suffic- ways going to begin dieting next iency of maids—two will do it Monday morning, nicely—around the apartment, For her further diversion, there that Mrs. Legion's life would fol- are literature and the drama. Mrs. low the course made celebrated by Legion is by her own admission a the proverbial Riley; but the days great reader. She has long been a A

Digitized by Google member of the circulating library contained in the sta- attended and faithfully quoted: along about the sixth tioner's nearest her. She is saved the wear and tear of or seventh, only the first row of gilt chairs is occupied. selecting appropriate reading matter—there is the nic- Mrs. Legion has looked on this world for some est girl there, who knows just the sort of thing she thirty-seven years, and she has not failed to draw likes. Mrs. Legion can seldom tell you the title of a conclusions. So clear are her views that she can dis- book she reads, and never the author's name, but she miss any subject with a single sentence. Of politics, can always give you a pretty comprehensive résumé of she says that Mrs. Coolidge is awfully sweet looking, the plot. She likes a book because there is the cutest girl and they say she is very popular in Washington, Of in it, or the most attractive man, or because the author the unemployment situation, that these beggars you says the rawest things, well, my dear, simply noth- see in the streets all have big bank accounts and prob- ing is left to your imagination. And the lifting of ably most of them own tenement buildings. Of any strain on the imagination is regarded, in the married life, that she honestly believes that Fred Legion circle, as the king of assets. Legion would eat steak every night if you'd give it In the theatre, she likes best to patronize, even to him. Of the race question, that these Swedes and though she must wait weeks to obtain desirable seats, Irish girls are so independent that she has half a mind those exhibits which she euphemistically describes as to get a couple of darkie servants. Of art and belles "my dear, they say it's the most off-color thing you lettres, that she wouldn't live in Greenwich Village ever saw. I do hope the police don't stop it before we if you gave her the place. Of motherhood, that it can get tickets." She does not care for drama of the certainly hard to know how to dress children when drab, the every-day, or the underworld. As she says, they're at that awkward age. Of the relation of the she does love to see pretty clothes. sexes, that it's terrible what women have to go through Sporadically, Mrs. Legion goes in for culture in a in this world. really big way, and signs up for a course of lectures on Flemish paintings or current events or interior My friend, Mrs. Legion. Heiress of the ages. decoration. The first lecture of the series is largely -Dorothy Parker


Editor's Note: The New YORKER will publish There was a time when a free American citizen from time to time articles on important public prob- could take a drink or leave it as he saw fit, but now lems, written by recognized experts in their respective he just has to take it. Formerly the Constitution fol- fields. This first article we believe will give our read- lowed the flag. To-day the flask follows the Con- ers a clearer understanding of the complex transit stitution. I do not wish to be unduly severe on Mr. situation that has recently been under investigation by Coolidge, but it is time to call a halt. Hands of Judge McAvoy. Mr. Levy, the author of the ar- the pants of the Princeton boys Mr. President! ticle, traveled for years on the west side subway. Statistics, are always illuminating and instructive, More recently he has been a daily passenger on the but in this case they tell only part of the story. Sup- Ninth Avenue "L.” It will be seen, therefore, that pose you take the Leviathan and stand it on its end his knowledge of the subject has been obtained at first and place it next the Woolworth Building--what hand. Let Mr. Levy tell his story in his own way. then? The result would be ridiculous however you looked at it. THE HE transit situation in New York City which Then there is the question of a Municipal Art for many years has been a problem and a nui- Center. The plans provide for a magnificent group sance is rapidly becoming a menace. Owing to the of buildings up near the Jerome Park reservoir. peculiar geographical formation of Manhattan Island, There are to be about a dozen rooms, each equipped travel is necessarily longitudinal rather than lateral. with a piano, where the poor children of the slums Let us look at a few figures; almost any figures can go to practice music. It is a grand idea. The will do. Let us look for instance at the export of soul starved Paderewskis and Hoffmans of the East plain (or unvarnished) hemp from Bolivia for 1905. Side can dash into the subway when school adjourns We have the incredible total of 84,715,906 pounds. at three o'clock, and arrive at the Art Center at four Talk about figures! This hemp was transported al- in time to practice for an hour or so, provided there most entirely in foreign bottoms. are not more than five or six hundred other infant This brings me to the third point I wish to make. prodigies in line, waiting to use the dozen or so pianos. The President of the United States recently criticised If New York is not populated entirely by virtuosos three Princeton students because of the way their in another generation it will not be the fault of the trousers were hanging, and suggested that they wear Art Center. suspenders. It will be recalled that the last Demo- In this article I have been able to hit only the high cratic President was at one time President of Prince- spots. I have not touched on the Dual contracts at ton. The inference is obvious. There has been too all. What, by the way, are the Dual Contracts? much interference with personal liberty already.

-Newmon Levy

"Genuine Queen Anne, sir. Note the leg." "Ah, yes--but I never really knew the Queen, you know." Make It Universal The labor agitator's speech: "Menace to our liberty." (Variation A.)

I DON'T know Ernest F. Hubbard, who wrote a The capitalist's speech: Menace to our lib- piece called "A Boon to Babbitts" in the first num- erty." (Variation B.) ber of The New Yorker. But in loyalty, from now Speaking in school: "Breathes there. .. on I'm his man Friday (not to mention Sat., Sun., "Friends, Romans. ..." "The boy stood. ..." Mon., etc.—in fact all the week) because he has de- “Abou...." vised that code scheme whereby any after-dinner (f) The ship's concert: "Mighty Lak a...' speech can be reduced to a word or two by a mutually "It Isn't Raining. ..." "My Ro-..," "Rocked understood code. To my thinking, Mr. Hubbard, your scheme is And there are some Italian operas which might best simply egant. The sooner it comes, and the longer be rendered by a single soprano gurgle and trill. it stays the better. But why stop where you did? Why But I must stop somewhere, and leave something to not let this kernel swell, bud, bloom, fruit, and ever- the compiler of the code book.—Leonard Hatch lastingly ramify? May I suggest a few ways in which the same idea of substituting for pre-ordained words may be applied? Very well: Similes of New York, N. Y. (a) Have the ship news reporter simply say “What?"---meaning the questions on page 27 of As suspicious looking as a street car conductor din- the code book. ing in the Automat, (b) Let the departing guest murmur "Thanks." As cross-eyed as a man who has just met a friend to his host, or write the word instead of a b-and-b arriving from the double gates in the Pennsylvania letter. station, (c) “Who?" could stand for "Who's your Like asking a New Yorker your way in New York. bootlegger? Is he reliable? What does he charge? Necessary as curtains in apartments level with the "L." How can I get in touch with him?" (d) It would save time in swapping yarns to Scarce as hen's teeth or a cottage on Park Avenue. begin "It seems there was ..." and then mention As unnoticed as fire engine bells or church chimes. some specific pages between pp. 314-763 in the as- Changes color like a chameleon or an independent bestos supplement. Or "Djeva hear the one about taxi. the ... Page 612?” In that way a crowd could Hopeful as a commuter of a whole third act. -F.D. get through a round of stories in three minutes in- stead of hour and a quarter. (e) Extend the plan from after-dinner The Optimist speeches to all speeches and gatherings, as: The political speech: "Alarm ... pride. Pop: A man who thinks he can make it in par. Johnny: What is an optimist, Pop? Peepul." Digitized by


QUARTER-TONES have arrived, chaperoned Another ballerina of the near past was Angna En- by Carlos Salzedo, E. Robert Schmitz and other ters who exhibited "compositions in dance form." enterprising musicians who sponsor the Inter- With the assistance of the charming Rosalind Fuller, national Referendum Concerts. (There is, by the Miss Enters made a gay evening at the Greenwich way, more initiative than referendum in these func- Village Theatre and delighted an audience which tions.) ran from evening clothes to the nameless garments The quarter-tones were demonstrated on two pi- of Sheridan Square. Miss Enters is not, convention- anos, tuned, if the word may be used, a quarter of a ally speaking, a dancer. She is a musical pantomimist, tone apart. Two compositions of Charles E. Ives and and some of her "compositions, such as a series of a movement from a sonata by Hans Barth were the primitive poses to music by Frescobaldi, are remark- vehicles for the revelation, the players of dissonant able projections of mood. Her art still is in the form- pianos being Sigmund Klein and Mr. Barth. The re- ative stage, but Angna Enters may develop into a new sult sounded like bargain day in a piano ware room. force in the hopelessly formalized regions of the Mr. Ives's output had a whole-tone flavor; and Mr. dance. Barth's was diatonic alla tedesca. Consequently, there was no quarter-tone music, but three compositions Of making of guest conductors there is no end, were played on two divergently adjusted instruments. The Philharmonic Orchestra has played host to The general effect was enhanced by a certain lack of Messrs. Stravinsky and Furtwaengler, The New team-work among the demonstrators, but who shall York Symphony has welcomed Mr. Golschman and say that this was not part of the game? sped him on his way and even now plays under the transient wand of Mr. Walter. The Philadelphia Orchestra has had a tour with Mr. Van Hoogstraten, Gluck's "Alceste," which frequently is mentioned spelling Mr. Stokowski, and Mr. Hadley has been re- as too fine and too difficult for representation at our ceived in Mr. Koussevitzky's Boston home. Even the opera houses, has been revived as a solo ballet by fledgeling State Symphony has brought to us Mr. Gales Maria-Theresa, formerly a member of the Duncan and Mr. Dohnanyi. De guestibus non disputandum ensemble. This rhythmical young woman deserves est, but sometimes it seems to us that there are more encomiums for providing an opportunity to hear some guest conductors than there are conductors. of the splendors of the score, especially as the music was played skillfully and understandingly by the American National Symphony Orchestra conducted by A newcomer whose debut came off without as much Howard Barlow.. This young musician seems to be ado as one might have expected is Mlle, Germaine on the way to a high place among orchestral directors. Tailleferre, the feminine member of "The Six." The "Alceste," however, remained in the improvised first appearance of Mlle. Tailleferre, easily the pret- orchestra pit of Carnegie Hall, for it can no more be tiest importation of recent years, was obscured by the interpreted as a solo dance than a trombone exercise, quarter-tonerei. Her violin sonata suffered from being but possibly Mme. Maria-Theresa will be able one placed first on the program as well as from several day to present the opera according to the plans out- other things, but undoubtedly we shall hear-and, lined in the prospectus which was distributed with the happily, see--more of her, for it is said that her piano programs. The rest of her entertainment was adept concerto will be played here by Alfred Cortot. And and agreeable, except for those who hold that the only Cortot, sound artist that he is, is a brilliantly success- interesting Duncan dancers are Rosetta and Vivian. ful picker of good piano music. Con Brio Lyrics from the Pekinese "T IV. V.

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THE exhibit of Eugene Speicher's paintings at There is a dramatic critic who goes dancing in the the Frank K. M. Rehn Galleries is one to be streets, throws his hat in the air and shouts from the seen by all those interested in American artists. house tops when a play comes along that he believes Since the death of Bellows, Speicher is undoubtedly worthy of your attention. We are dickering with him the leader of that school of painting in this country. now to do a few turns for us in behalf of Toulouse- Not so bold as Bellows and yet not so imaginative. Lautrec. No such collection of his stuff has been Nevertheless a vigorous painter, walking on his own gathered here before and it is doubtful if a like ex- feet and sure of the direction he is taking. If when hibit will come soon again. Students should go (with- seeing this present exhibit you are seeing Speicher for out their teachers) and see what this man could paint the first time we feel you will come away with noth- by merely leaving out. ing but admiration, for through this show runs a cer- But if you don't like Zola, and you don't like Ed- tain cohesion. That is a quality we found missing in gar Lee Masters, or you don't like reality, disregard his fuller exhibit at Pittsburgh last Autumn. After the above and stay away. Finding life bitter and viewing the man's whole gamut we felt that here finding life baudy, Lautrec painted it that way. This was a painter more clever than sincere. pathetic cripple, deserting his house and caste to live He did two disparate things so very well. There with the great city's off-scourings, must have found were some canvases that would delight the staidest great compensation in reporting life as ugly as he of the old guard and alongside other works bursting found it, for there is great joy in his work. A psy- with the leaven of the new. And as we did not know chiatrist with an unerring brush.-Froid which were the old and which the new, we could not tell which way Speicher was headed. The Rehn ex- hibition leaves no doubt; this evidently is Eugene Echo Speicher at his best. And his best, it may be added, will give no comfort to the old-timers. (An Experiment in Short Story Technique) Personally, we prefer Speicher's landscapes and are '. ND that is the end of my story." reserving wall space for just any one of them. South Slav and Man's Head were the most satisfying of the "And a right good story it is," said the listener others. We don't like the leaden quality of the back- slowly, grounds in the flower groups; they smack of palette "People seem to agree that it's unusual," assented scrapings. And as for the nude, we are too much the teller modestly. renegade Puritan to have pa- "More than unusual- tience with the lace scarf, unique, one might almost dragged in by the neck as it say," the listener expostulated. were, and elaborarely draped "Take that strange coinci- to such an annoyingly suffic- dence of the voice in the for- ient length. We like lace and est, for instance." we like nudes, but we see no "Ah, you may well call it good purpose served in mixing strange." them, the old lady from Du- "And you say he died on buque to the contrary. the very same night?” "The very same. People think it was her name- No exhibit this winter has "If she had only lived to be given us the kick derived there, what a difference!” from the viewing of the Tou- “I still think there was louse-Lautrec exhibition something back of it all." brought over by Paul Rosen- "Well, anyway, the money berg and now showing at the and jewels were saved." Wildenstein Galleries. Re- "All but that one ring. productions we have seen There's another mystery that from time to time in books may never be solved." and yet were in no sense pre- "Perhaps it's better so." pared to walk into this gallery "Oh, there was plenty of hung with fourteen of his scandal while it lasted." paintings. In tempera, most "A strange story." of them are painted on card- "You said it." board wrappings, yet with a "Unique would be the Startling brilliance. Eugene Speicher word."-S, S. COVA RRUBIAS

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GOINGS ON: THE NEW YORKER's conscientious calendar of events worth while THE TREATRE ROSE-MARIR-Imperial Theatre. MUSIC A musical comedy, of the kind that was CANDIDA-Forty-elgbth Street Theatre. popular when Aunt Fanny was in high

SCHOLA CANTORUM, Carnegie Hall. A revival of Shaw's comedy. A play as school, all full of plots and things, but Tuesday evening, Feb. 24. Kurt Schindler nearly perfect as they come, and nearly with charming music and good voices, and conducting: Mr. Schindler's programs al- perfect cally as they go. --if you're interested in such matter wayı are good, and this one looks better. SILENCE - National Theatre. singularly competent chorur. HAROLD BAUER, Aeollan Hall. Mar Marcia's good old-fashioned melo- Saturday afternoon, Feb. 28. They don't drama of the chivalrous crook, the noble MOVING PICTURES play Schumann any better than Bauer, and con man, now playing in London as well here's a whole afternoon of both. GREED -- Sunma Theatre, 316 Weat 125th 11 in New York, with, fortunately, H. B. Street. DUSOLINA GIANNINI, Carnegie Hau. Warner. Von Stroheim dies in the face of the box. Saturday evening, Feb. 28. Frank La office in filming Frank Norrie's "Mc- THR FIREBRAND--Morocco Theatre Forge, accompanist. This young ringer Teague." Grim and stark. Showing Feb. A highly costumed farce, based on some hat remarkable voice, and then some. ruary 26 and 27. of the dandy time had by Benvenuto Cel- Her first full length recital ought to be lini and a couple of local girl friends. As THE LOST WORLD-Astor Theatre worth your wbile. fresh, amusing, and full of beds as if the Through camera trickery dinosauri and LOUIS GRAVEURE, Town Hall. scene were laid on Long Island. More to. other beasts of the prehistoric past live Sunday afternoon, March 1. Arpad San- THE GUARDSMAN-Booth Theatre. again. A novelty. dor, accompanist. There's a lot of fine singing behind this baritone's beard. A Molnar comedy. A full evening's di- THE LAST LAUGH-Cameo Tbestre venion, provided by Alfred Lunt and An imported German film and 1 milestone CECILIA HANSEN, Carnegie Hall Lynge Fontann, and a piece about a mas. in the progress of the cinema. Superbly Sunday afternoon, March 1. Boris Zak- querading husband in the order named. acted by Emil Janningo. haroff, accompanist. If you'd like to hear a violinist that afternoon, here's one of the IS ZAT 807-Thirty-ninth Street Theatre. beit. A comedy of the adventures of a prize. ART fighter and his manager. If you will just TOULOUSE-LAUTREC. INTERNATIONAL COMPOSERS' GUILD, Aeallan Hall be big-hearted enough to disregard the plot, you will find this, if aot the funniest Wildenstein Galleries. Fourteen paintings Leopold Stokoweki conducting. The con- show in town, at least deserving of a of the French master, most of them new ductor's name is suficient suggestion. rating well up among the frat two. to this country. Don't miss it. AT THE METROPOLITAN. THE SHOW-OFF--Playhouse. BUGENE SPEICHER. Wednesday evening. Pagliacci and Coq Frank K. M. Rehn Galleries. The best d'Or; Thursday afternoon, Rheingold; A comedy of American life and those who work of one of the best American paint- Thursday evening, Falstafl Friday eve- live it. Nothing has touched it. cru. Ends this week. Ring, Die Meistersinger; Saturday after- THEY KNEW WHAT THEY WANTED noon, Giovanni Gallurese; Saturday eve- Kaw Tbeatro. HORATIO WALKER. ning, La Gioconda. A comedy of fertile goingt-on among the Montrou Gallery. Paintings by Horatio WITH THE ORCHESTRAS. grape-growers of Southern California. Walker and ctching by American artists. Pauline Lord's performance alone is enough Don't misa Peggy Bacon. Wednesday evening, State Symphony, Car- negie Hall, Waghalter conducting, Flonza- to make this a notable season. MAURICE PRENDERGAST. lay Quartet, Thursday afternoon, New WHAT PRICE GLORY?-Plymouth Theatre. Kraushaar Galleries. A retrospective ex. York Symphony, Walter conducting, Zath- The greatest, to date, of American war hibition of his studies in light. urezky, soloist Thursday evening, Phil- playi. A story of United States Marines harmonic Orchestra, Carnegie Hall, Men- in action of various kind told without "FIVE AND TEN" ART. gelberg conducting, Van Vliet, soloists Fri- the assistance of Our Flas, the breaking Macy Galleries, Interesting collection of day afternoon, Philbarmonic Orchestra, heart of the world, and the little gray- work of promising young pajatera, rome Carnegie Hall, Mengelberg conducting, haired mother back home. of whom have arrived and some who will. Van Vliet soloist; Friday cvening, New Priced for bargain hunters and modest York Symphony, Carnegie Hall, Walter BIG BOY-Winter Garden. patroni from $24.57 to $99.76. conducting, Zathurezky, toloiny Saturday At Jolmon in it. What more do you want? afternoon, New York Symphony Concert for Young People, Carnegie Hall, Satur- THE GRAB BAG-Globe Theatre. day evening, American Orchestral Society, A revue that includes number in which Town Hall, Chalmers Clifton conducting the ladies of the chorus uoite to form a Sunday afternoon, New York Symphony, gigantic rok. Ed Wynn, in an agglomer- Carnegie Hall, Walter conducting) Sun- ation of somewhat dutty songs and spec. day afternoon, State Symphony, Metropoli- tacles. But, right or wrong, Ed Wyos. tan Opera House, Waghalter conducting, LADY, BE GOOD-Liberty Theatre. Beloutoff soloist. A nice little musical comedy, with the co- viably active Astaire od the most de- OTHER EVENTS lightful score in the city, REGIMENTAL REVIEW, 711t lafantry THE MUSIC BOX REVUE-Music Box. Armory The fourth of these annual rhapsodies in Park Ave. and 34th St., Thursday, Feb. cxpense. With Fannie Brice, Bobby 26, 8.30 p. m. Major Gen. Charles P. Clarke, and practically everybody clue. Summerall, reviewing officer. PATIENCR Greenwich Village Theatre. SOCIETY OF THE GENRSEE, Hotel com- A revival of one of Gilbert and Sullivan's finest, done with understanding, imagina- Annual dinner, Friday, Feb. 27. Speakers tion, and taste. Not a voice in the com- include Lieut. Gov. Seymour Lowman, pany, but you'd be surprised how much chat Police Commisioner Richard E. Enright, doesn't matter. Newcomb Carlton and Dr. John T. Clarke,



THE NEW YORKER with this issue enters upon the second week of its existence. Plans for a Golden Jubilee Number have been cancelled, because of the unsettled situation in Europe. Instead, THE NEW YORKER contents itself with a reproduction of some typical scenes of the New York of its youth. This rare old print is believed to be a picture of John F. Hylan (Huy- lan?), Mayor of New York when the first issue of THE NEW YORKER ap- peared. From contemporary records it seems that he was the darling of the New York World, which insisted upon 1 life-long term in office for him and eten went to the extent of opposing him bitterly to insure its purpose. From this period dates the term "prac- tical politics." SROTANDOS MORIS LAORE REVUE The first board of editors of THE NEW YORKER. Many men who later became famous in other lines got their start on THE NEW YORKER. See if you can recognize Cotton Mather, H. L. Mencken, James G. Blaine, Ring Lardner, Frank Stockton and any two of the Marx Broth- ers. (In center.) The first issue of THE NEW YORKER was published within a stone's throw of Fifth Ave nue and Forty-second Street, the site here pictured. The printing plant was in Fortieth Street and in those days, because of the traffic, it was a long and difficult journey between the two places, and the return time less than thirty minutes. SEL was never This is the Astor Theatre, fabled in New York story and song. The editors of THE NEW YORKER, in the olden days, frequently dropped in there for a few moments to while away the time in con- templation of the antics of the Artists and Models. How many old New York- ers remember this scene! It is a picture of the Sixth Avenue Elevated, which ran along the avenge along which the Sixth Avenue Elevated now runo. 1 NAME .......... No joke, enclosed find $s for a year's subscription to The New Yorker. STREET AND No......... CITY AND STATE THE NEW YORKER, 25 West 45th Street, New York City, Dept. C. THE Mostrare in prosince they are intereses deporte , A Speed Madness A Question of Taste His job it was shoveling snow CHE other day on East Thirty-third Street we By the day with the D. S. C. were button-holed by a truck driver who said to At night, to a cinema show, us hoarsely: "Say, wantá buy a nice lady's fur?” For diversion and rest went he. And although we declined, the good news implied in his question so heartened us that--in our most Ches- Diversion and rest were complete terfieldian manner—we replied: Till a slow-motion movie was shown, "Sir, although we have no need of the fur which —with all due respect to you---we believe to have When, gasping, he sprang to his feet, been purloined, we are gratified to know that it has Then collapsed in his seat with a groan. belonged to a nice lady. Such are the reputed rewards of feminine frailty, and such the innuendoes of cynics His collapse was no puzzle to me, in this our city, that one is at times almost tempted For the motion when movies go slow to misdoubt the character of some who wear furs. In Is speed of a dizzy degree this instance, it is tonic tidings to learn that the former To professional movers of snow. owner of this fur was above reproach. We are up- --A. H. Folwell lifted as was once Mark Twain, upon being offered

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OPERA HATS shadows toward the river. A lamp-post rides in the fog APT.4 like a ship's lantern; a course, has a right to be woman halts beneath it to judged by the number of say: "Hello, kid, you goin' opera hats it ventures to APT. 2 any place?" to a sailor pass- wear. Our American civi- ing ... rain. lization, as some one was Snorting serpent coiled saying only recently, is still APT 7 APARTMENT along the river bank. Gruff young, and that perhaps is belches of smoke, one-two, APT 8 why so many caps are to be one-two, rattling nearer. seen on the street. Ever in The freight approaches, the van, I take pleasure, and dragging empty cars at the same time fulfil a pub- the rails....One-two, lic duty, in printing here- nearer, white smoke through with a necessarily incomplete the fog. Passes; snow- list of those New Yorkers Ground Plan of a Modern Model Apartment who already have opera hats House. No Kitchen Is Laid Out But All A part- capped smoke and caverns ments Lead Into a Delicatessen Store at the Hub. sunset-color; fires and a and wear them on not infre- sweating stoker. One-two, quent occasons. one-two, distance; dead cars The list, as has been hinted, is a cultural document clatter over the ties like tin cans tied to a cur's tail, of great value. At the same time, it seems clear, it rattling into silence ... gone... will prove to be a sucker list second in value only to A sudden taxi grinds its brakes and shrieks to a halt; the recent income tax publications. the driver peers out. "Chris'! did you hear that?” I am already preparing, for future issues, a list of "What?" "Thought I heard a woman scream." prominent citizens with (a) gold-headed canes, (b) "Aw, it wasn't nothin'. ..." It comes again from gray derbies and (c) heavy seal rings. the bushes, a call of agony, the voice that cries out of nightmares. Two passersby halt; then turn and walk SHOCK TROOPS OF THE OPERA HAT BRIGADE rapidly away. The taxi-driver throws in his clutch, starts his cab: "Guess I'd better get a cop," he mut- Name Address Occupation John F. Hylan ters, disappearing. ... waiting for the cop... latter City Hall ... Mayor day Samaritans.-Corey Ford Leon Gordon 158 W. 45th St... Playwright Manry Paul 25 W. 420 St. Cholly Knickerbocker Otto H. Kahn A Sparkling Caress Sinks In 1100 sth Ave.............. Banker Marc Connelly 152 W. 57th St...... Playwright From the essay on Florida, in "These United Gilbert Miller Empire Theatre ........Producer States": Bernard M. Baruch. 598 Madison Ave........Banker George Jean Nathan What the landscape lacks in plastic beauty it compensates .....44 W. 44th St.... Critic John McE. Bowman... Biltmore Hotel for by its suave and delicate coloring, the luminous cloud Hotel Man Alexander Woollcott ....... 412 W. 47th St. pictures that lift its flatness into the roaring magic of argo- Critic Herbert Bayard Swope.... The World sies and Walhallas, and the sparkling caress of its air, Editor Raymond Hitchcock........... Great Neck, L. I... woven of sea tang, sunbeam and pine, with something in- ......Actor Charles Hanson Townc..... 33 W. 42d St.. describably mellow that is at once languorous and inspirit- Bachelor Gerald Brooks .... ing and pleasantly confusing to the senses; so that one 50 W. 9th St.... Broker soon feasts one's eyes on the warmth about one, and feels --The Eskimo the healing radiance of color soak into one's highly sen- Nothing of the genre, as Tex Rickard would say, Highlights has been lovelier since Mark Twain word-painted that wildwood above which "a solitary esophagus slept WIND from the river sweeps rain before it; whip- upon motionless wing.” ping coat-tails around wet legs, running damp fingers through the hair. Cold, dripping trees shud- The critics bawl in loud dispraise, der, spill great drops from soggy branches. ... Riverside Drive.. "What dirty, dirty plays we've got!" long winding serpent coiled I can't say if they are or not- along the river bank, glistening ... autos like a thou- sand flashing scales, darting, glinting, now here, now I never go to dirty plays. there, heliograph. Purring tread tires, blurred lamps; running balls of light. Walks stretching into dark- Fred Pagan of Paterson, two years old, swallowed ness, past the damp walls feebly bearded with ivy. a pin which was later removed by a New York sur- Concrete benches deserted, no sailors and girls, no geon. Pagan could give no motive for his act, strong blue arm and furry bobbed head nestling.. Two figures approach, pause ... "the price of a meal, If ministers continue to elope with choir singers, buddy?" "Sorry, just gave my last cent to fel- the New York police department will have to organ- ler. Below the wall long lawns roll under ize a Bureau of Missing Parsons. sitized pores. Digitized by


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MAYBE some of these leaks of state Senator Borah to the use of the comb

secrets which the Senate threatens which he carries in his vest pocket. to investigate may be accounted for by the reprehensible practice of evesdropping on the President when he takes his daily walk. To test this theory your correspon- Ever since Mr. Coolidge declined a dent's agent trailed along the other day private car to Chicago on ground of ex- and kept his ears open. The President's pense to the public, your correpondent companion was a member of an important has been alarmed lest the President should official circle. This is what was heard: discover that it costs as much to take the "Aren't you going to put on your rubMayflower out for a week-end as it does bers?" the President asked as they left the to run a whole train to Chicago and back. White House. "Kind of damp under foot." "Yes, I guess maybe I'd better." If the Monday Night Opera Clab in "I never go out this time of year with- New York is still as zealous for the royal- out mine," said the President as they ist cause as it was at last reports, it might passed through the gate. look into the case of the Queen of Ru- "I shouldn't, but I get careless." mania. The cables say Her Majesty "Now aren't you glad you have your wants to visit us if she can possibly get rubbers on?" asked the President as his away. This is probably true. Marie has companion stepped in a puddle in the been willing to discover America for a yonder side of Lafayette Park. long time, but the custom of our country "My shine would have been ruined, is that foreign rulers come here only when Mr. President," acknowledged the latter, they have official invitations, which for "Good thing we both have our rub. the confidential information of the Op- bers," said Mr. Coolidge, picking his way cra Club, are issued by the State Depart- around a place in Sixteenth Street where ment.Quid the sidewalk was torn up. “We could scarcely get about without them." "That was a fine walk," said the Presi- Speaking of the Theatre dent as they regained the White House THERE is the ticket-speculator who Back with our feet nice and dry." for eleven dollars, and there is the eight- thirty curtain that rises at seven minutes to nine, There is the woman directly in front of These lines will introduce to you that you who drapes her cloak over the back of time-tried public servant, the Honorable her seat so that it falls in your lap, and J. Scott Wolff, Congressman from Festus, there is the fushed young man who stag- Mo., who is so mindful of the interests gers down the aisle during the middle of of his constituents that he carries two the second act. watches, one set by Washington and one There is the old man on your right by Missouri time. who falls asleep, and there is the girl on your left who never stops talking. There is the actor who wears spats with his dinner jacket, and there is the actor They were guying Nick Longworth whose French Aavors strongly of Jersey about his spats. How did he expect to City: get himself clected Speaker of the next There is the theatre party that is in a House unless he came through with some constant state of giggling throughout the concessions to the plain people! And as performance, and there is the unfortunate the Congressman was surely aware, the whose tickets are for the wrong night. plain people bloc in the House remains There are the ushers who applaud with faithful to that great plebian over in the tremendous enthusiasm. other wing, the senior Senator from Wis- There is the fellow who laughs at the consin, wrong time. “What has LaFollette got to do with There is the fellow who never laughs. it?” asked Nick. And, of course, there is the play, it- "He might have a lot to do with you." self.-Charles G. Shatu "I guess you are right. Will one of you go and find out for me in a quiet way where LaFollette stands on this spat issue!" "Gens. O'Ryan and Allen to Discuss A little later one of Mr. Longworth's War."--Heading in the Sun. Whereas adherents saw the Senator on the Senate Gen. Sherman just cussed it. Hoor. From the militant mane of hair the observer's gaze travelled downward until it caught sight of the most aggressive Beauty, according to the ideas of the pair of spats in all Washington. Jazz Generation, is only sin deep. A complete clearance of bigh character Furs, priced so low as to make your purchase a wise investment. Included are coats, capes, wraps and scarfs of auth: entic style in all the sea- son's Fashionable Furs. "It pays to buy where you buy in safety" AJEK-L Furs A. JAECKEL & CO. Furriers Exclusively Fifth Ave Between 354&36" Sts. New York Digitized by Google

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