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Mrs. Fiske Takes
"The High Road
BY CHARLES DARNTON.
.NCR more we must bow to Airs. Kiske. of itU the women on nnr am-.
he I the one, and the only ontt
At the fourth turn of "The High Hoad," w-hkih ran from noetrv t nniiMe.
t short, from country to city at the
iuuKin me oniwaiii ngni or ner genius
Ui aet for her by Ed wend hbekkm. Lp
y rather nam golnc to null a .phrase
Mary Page, lkl allllMlMg but feed
retry In the moonlit ecene of the farm,
Mr. Flak as Mary Pag.
as a possible hero. After thnt there
athlnx for hltn to do but die quietly between acts.
first three acts gave us nothing more than a skilled actress at seven-
rn, at twenty and at thirty-eight. But
line Into her own as the wife of QoVSrflCf Barnes, to whom she had made a
in or east of her earlier lire. The dramatic moment of the play waa reaehi-d
the Governor, now in a fair way
reai the White House and hacfke.l
fby three national cnmm.tteemen, con
fronted the charge made by a nws
ipnpsr editi" that he had contributed 1 1
h!s ejhaapajsm fund ruouey his wlf- hid
e veil from Wilson. The fnll value
i of this si! nation wns realise. I when trie
!fe was called in to face the editor
as ; reports! had wined If not
tthed wllh her in her Riverside Drive
lys. It was oil woman n,:u .-i five
en and the woman had the argument
fely on her side .11 toe simple state-
eat Hint she had left Wilson with
ly ten cants In her pocket. Sue had
ISeSt Stooy. I to t ,ilt,. money from the
who bad loVfl 1 her iboVS pictures.
I In Biatehlng her tvlta sua net those of
tjke editor when lo-v were left together,
Be ha I n t lint.- to fear. As for the
Isdu It Han a over hut the cheering
I for the Pivslden! i candidate.
But hands were still warm with ap-
Iplroie for Mrs, risk, With the di
rectness (,f in r , I, :ir-slghted ait she
atl taken "The H gh Hoad" to triumph.
tba country girl wKh her golden
tmi, as the dlHen.'hanted drsap1 .
life of ease, and a the unselfish champion of shlrtwslst workers she com.
Sllad aiJsnlratlon. Tt keynote of her
iur nunaanur, 11 loucneu tne iieart
wonderfully hivnian actress to talk
convict mi niniseir or a msOltalUCa
from trying to read Tom .Sawyer"
srasric. lier - . 11 1 'i;; or tne OOOJ Ofl
Second aet wis another thing thai
red. This sounded like Nora ami
Sheldon houid be ramtndad, SJ hiss
lb la atlll young alXMIIftl to lake a hint.
that he uh liorn long after Ihsen. He
'may thank h s luoky siar that he Is llv-
'ng In the ai3e mide t .rlou to rea
overs of the theatre by Mrs Fiske.
Three men In the play made the best
jt their unpromising pacts OhfcrlSS
rSjdri n ill, I very ell as the artis: who
thought so many beautiful til In s-, "
lnly b) lMliavs In a very ugly .manner.
Krthui Byron was sptsndld ae the pra -
Irlcal Sdltor, ready to turn a political
bri.'k. n: 1 P lerl.-k Terry w.is a good
Covri.or and a better rrushand, Bui
ItesI v. ill w u Mrs. Ptske, who tried
'to fir 1 t!;e good In everv hln f and
gave bsi allege artistic soul o :he task.
THE W ITER'S REVENGE.
I Pi i-,i t he PbttSdrlsMs IfSsM
When a West Philadelphia man came
onia last nlfht after a business trip
New York his wife said: "Charles,
havo ,1 long, yellow hair on your
it. She drew off the offending gold-
strand and gazed at It vengefully.
"Yea, my dear," replied Charles. "The
rter at thu Places Club put that on
my shoulder as I camo out. I suspected
fUat lie had dona something to me."
Why did he do that" asked wide.
I lint yet appeased.
"I forgot to tip Dim, " raplled hubby.
1 nd domestic peace was restored-
id ridiici, x v p t
E 0 to 03
S1&d8 & 4- sUOODI m - t r.. World m
JEBeSBMZ ' r 1 I 1 I
to hold up a MM that dime the foot-
Hudson Theatre last night, Mrs. Fisk
to Dear uiKn the devious and dlfllciit
to thin point the author tiad mali the
to Mllford Corner, where Mrs Maka
the pigs. Thanks to bar. there was
not to mention a suggestion of the
sunny-hslrcd Minn c Maddtm that some
of us ew years ago In " ,nprlre." Here
waa the hi gsnning of a play of poetry
and pollt es -strange combination! Mr.
Sheldon calls his play "a pllgrlm-age."
and with the thoroughness of tha old
morality play he trie to show Mary
Pace's who' life. But he ought to aet
down on his knees and bless every stone
of 'The High Read" In the name of
Mrs. riske It was she who Toil us from
the farm tn Riverside Drive, where pic
tures became toe tedious subject of con
versation and drttna sut heavily at the
It seemed I ttle less than a crime for
the author t" take Mary Page from s
farm to Riverside Drive. He might bet
ter hare dropped her at a modest side
street. But there she aa and there
she stayed for three years with Alan
Wilson, the young art ft who had drawn
her attention to the "foldetl hills" down
on the farm. Happ ly, she had a soul
above Riverside Drive, a good, honest,
work-a-day soul that rose to a shirt
waist factory, rti giving her three min
utes to "gt out" Wilson killed h'msclf
at forty. In tho fourth act. Mrs. Flsko
Frederick Parry as Wlnflsld Barnes,
performance waa sounded In her deep
and Minded the eves. In comnanllno
Into a phonograjdi In the last act the
crime. Ha shnuLi ..i J.r
- whl4t Mrs. Flsle. mad nosltlv.lv
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Nervy Nat Now, wouldn't this
sldstrack you this Ignorant, ordi
nary oow-and-ottlcksn valet to be
fiavino sleeping car ticket It
will never do. I csn uss It myself,
as I particularly wish ta leave
W o rid Daily Mag aiin
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A 1 II fX f T T fj L I A . wiiau. is la br The It 1'uUiaaiaa u.
Isutf (mCLLO ! IS 1 HIS YtKJ DOC.1 Oia fYb-fef-HOT f.Cf'r. fcf. T,., , ,
HV3af r Hours, and come oveit Heme 1' "jcee. A5 voo ) -t ttiQui oocj v Of,, (
MW (W ircELW naiOHCOMik-r' V aM v,, i,IM1 1 T " V
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vuy : uocTrr hubkssv
took Yoora pocudee. and'
I Toeree'G a Piec inside
SKV'fcfc lf DYING f
intiji... ' 111', bj 'lilt l'e Putl
i rhp Nes Tit Hfeaiai w..
rrr Poetisinv about "Fats"
let Down to the Facts!
The Bogle Man
V. n Jo y S a Great
tlloat when he luc
. ce.ls In Krlnhten
I11K Folks with
SelsOtMtrol i a
f'inr Thing to Be
florn IVifft, but
the Man who
atdftteVM It after
Growing Vp Un-
disiipHnril tj a
Conqueror tor Fair!
Worrying about the High Price of
Coal never Put any irtre In our Orate!
There are a Iot of J'roeperoue, Portlv
Mr. Noogroom Duckle dsddles
won't mind If Its baby-boy goes
out to the smoker for a few min
utss, will It?
Nsrvy Nat (to himself) "B.
and jfj.," or I'm a well known club
man! Ha ia sursly atarting in
op to Issvs "duckls daddlss."
Cuthbert!" ?By Clarence L. Cullen
til l Roys lolling about In Clubs To-d y
who wouldn't In the Ieast Mind belnrf
The Pocket Encyclopedia.
1 tt . Mil, bj Tlie f'reaa Fuhllnlilug
(00, HOW tn timber on thr gruuni!
0inrnnl from deeayt
What are diteane gi rmtt
IX. Why in not June ,? fhr hottest
nd of the year as veil os the longettt
j.s;. What tausis thr nrannnif
i'Jtt. Hole, do thr MOUftitlitM of tht
movn earn pare in height with those of
the earth t
IlirUK questions Hill be answe.rod
Krlday. Here are replies to Mon
day's: si. CHow ran the height of moun
tains be determined by a barometer?)
Barometers register air pressure As
tha mountain la cllnYbed the quantity
of atmosphere becomes less, and thus
the pri ssiirs lessens and the mercury In
Ooprrtaiit. Jurist Oo.
Nsrvy Nat (to himself) Thla is
a great opportunity to ssa wrist
Honeymooning it likfx, She thinks
it's "baby boy" come back.
Mrs. Noogroom It'a real meen
of you to Isave me a J this time.
Vou haven't klesso) ytQur duckie
for nearly uirss minutest.
e, Wednesday. November 2 0 ,19
iGikL twHAT'S T HeT
MATTere. nolo ?
YOO OlDN-T TAKT
lrp Di I) vol i y
ISrttke down to the Last Button If they
could I.lve tt All Over Again!
llo (Tlie New Yorti Orinng Wssall
barometer's taibe falls.
4K1. (What modern statu" Is second In
size to I'm Colossus of Rhodes? The
statue of "Bavaria" In front of the Hail
of Fame, near Munich, Is aald tu be
seoond In size to the" Colossus of
X.l 1 What Is the difference between
"heir apparent" and "heir presump
tive?") TJie hr!r apparent muut suc
ceed to the throne If he survives the
present holder, wlule ttie heir presump
tive mny lose hit right to the succes
sion by the birth of a nearer hair.
M CWhern did Patrick Henry get hla
famous line: "Peace, peaoa, when there
Is no peace?") The line is from the
BlbleJnremlah VIII.: t.
tie. (What Is an electroscope?) It I.
an Instrument used for ascertaining
whether or not a body Is electrRled
-i .n n.njvii-tT-f - ' ' - - -- -- -- -- --
Nervy Net Don't bs alarmed,
birdie. That brand-new hubby of
youra It a quitter and "I'm only a
Mrs. Naogtoom Help. George!
I DONE OUST AO 1
VOO XAD ONLY I DlDN'A
I HAVE A DIME r.O I HEAPED)
' vtj il(.KI L-.i A i I
If the Itecord of all of 0111- KftOOkoUtS
were 10 ha Chfonlolad II would ba Found
that Most of them were Half-Administered!
The Two Most Apprn)irl.ilely-Coupled
Words In tin. F.ngllsh Tongue ure
"Vain" and "llegret!"
We've GOV to Take a Walloping be
fore we re Bntltlsd to the Privilege of
Hurreiideilng with the Honors of War!
Morbidness uud Moroaeuese are Tw 1
ymptOlM ! Hiding our Need of Mental
you Haven't Apologised to Your
irlf Pint your Apology to the Injured
One fliH be Mere T.tp Movement t
Incompetence Is Curable, but the In
evitable Prognosis of Inertia la Flaaoo!
fttop Warring with Yourself tf you
Would be on Terms to Meet the Enemy!
By James Montgomery Flagg
Nervy Nat Oh, very well, ma
dam. I will retire to my own teat
since you don't appreciate my dit
Mr. Noogroom Helpi nsp!
By C. W. Payne gg T
III The Coming
"THE TWO-CUN MAN'S" Cteatttt Novl
tmst. 112. aj tae uultag faHlslaag Os.l
TNOPais OC PltrcFlDlNU t HAi'UKH
Keni HullU. . Smm Vnrk iweAituat man. rasa
lo I'd lion. mi to tski i oik id lib 'i..i f.tiisf
noMiispst an I tain ti II.. Us at uiwnlv lrfi-.l
1'iat raslim lit tlia I iltlsmni .. li.ni
ii-tiWd by s Siullr assiM llunlsvs. 1'hla mm,
i-Mtlnn In I mlilia.l Ii.. in- . fat tier sad msdi. in
Ills s i. in. so. II in. II...I.M to tats a, hit
lalliert tllit asan.at IhuiUfiti ainl til lielitlf uf
aa.1 inder tie liU attml at Pri Kalem
his flrit a t It to thraih lituils'rr far tuaaluug
NmIUm lltttten. a n-ttr strl sbe llret at a
nrart.v ran, 'i with lier lirnlhar Va a luiiiul man
an 'Jsri t HU vf Iseaani. IMIU aslt roatns
I i ne ilranat t'l- law a ..in, i " si teirv
antatlf. Tlia two uaislfs an alllan, asaliiat lli
an inteiajla i Ua ajAoclatinn. Il.iina tnrii
.lilies nut wltlt Nortna. Ihe rants rsiat of 11m
t iflla liar i ii.. i l-eiuaatnad tu lain ur HIS
fattier. Hull as tstaa eg lita a dutlaa sa filter
nf lilt lali. falliar'a iiaiifr. "Tiii. tie-tar ' ll i.
n. -i-i-i l.j an ,irDtrli' msjiaaalnr named 1'nlter
II inla. i v .HI. at tilt KUaer In-r an I i.ffara to
imv nut II i IK T'io lalltt reflex awl .Iwlafa
. i. .elf "IB las t MISSM lit H.-.II aflr
aant an " nnis Is In ind an ilia hieser
ntflrt it.Hir. itarutnl llnllli tn Irani lawn .111 thr
11 en-luck tram tliat --ifiilns SMlSJ erltiti tt
tlie laSbrat l the SUM
-im rtfusal to
Concerning the "Stx-o' Clock.
1SAV1NO his audience to stars
after him. Mollis pushed open
I he door of the office and en-
He found Potter oendln
r the impoelng tahle hard
at work on one of the forme. Three
other forms, locked and ready for tne
press, stood In a corner. Potter looked
up and sm!d sa his ehtef entered.
"See the notice on the door?" he In-
' Home of Dunlavey'e work, I sup
pose." returned Mollis,
"Well, yes: I suppose IVinlnvey Is
back of It. Hut Yuma tacked the sign
up. I le smitea enicru mm
Me smiled amtierly ae lloiiis
hashed a grin at lilm. "They tiled
h.rd last night to e, me to drink. Or
,s,ur.e their purpose was .0 IN m.
drunk ao that I wouldn 1 he able "
get the paper out to-day. I am not
going to tell you how tuxrd I had to
fight myself to resist the temptation to
rtrink Tint -sou csn see for yourself
that I succeeded. The Kicker will ba
ready to go to prese tn an hour "
He felt Hollas hand patting has
shoulder apprortntfly and ba con
tinued, a little hoarsely. "I took one
drink at the Kaehi.m last night after
I got through here. Then I oame back
and went to alssp. I am a light alaepur
and when anme time after midnight I
heard a sound at the door I got up and
peered out of the window. I saw
Yuma sacking up the notloe. I sup
pose Punlavey wrote H " He looked
at Hull's with a whimsical expression
"t suppose you are going to take the
expreasT' he Inquired.
"Tried to get you drunk, did they?"
shaking his head negatively to Pot
ter's question, a smile on his face.
"I can't understand that game," he
continued, soberly "Of course getting
yon drunk would hgre prevented the
appearance of the paper on scheduled
time. But If they wanted to do aerlous 1,111 looked at none of them. Me
damage-of courso I mean to the ft'7 ,ard walk. Ms face
paper." h. apologized with a .H. ts&ffc Ifc
smile. why didn't thsy ootno d.n ir, ti,a, ..ached his ears,
hare some of them during your ab- When tie passed the Fashion Chare
sence. and ertiuah Oitngs upT That were a number of men draped along Its
tvould have made the thine; sure for fnmi. and ha was ronsokrue of aanr
them." g- me Passing the men tie heard low
Potter laughed mirthlessly. "Of laughter and profane langruago whl - 1
course thsy could have done that," he caused his oheeks to redden. BsU he
said: "It would have been easy will walked steadily on. Near the ke
be easy any time. Hut It wouldn't he offioe lie met Jlgga I.enehan.
artletlc, would be entree In fact. Dun-
lavey doesn't do things thai wsy. If
Nervy Nat Mark you, I shall
patronise soma other rosd here
llTY 6otxie. TMi5
"&X NCAsta, 607
of the Law
they amasli your atuft, destroy your
plant here, ruin your type and pree.
ami ao forth, they Invite sympathy In
your behalf Hut if they prevent tbe
appearance of your paper without
having tkin any damage to your
plant they anconspUeh aoraetblna-Uiev
expose you to ridicule. And In this
country ridicule la a potent weapon
even if It int. -uvea nothing: mors serious
than a drunken printer "
Mollis shook Potter's hand In stlenre
He had expected violence from Dun
lavey; long before this he had ex
pected him to show hts Stand, to at
tempt some covert and damaging
action. And ha had bean prepared ta
fight to get the Kicker out lie hatl
net expected auhtlety from Dunlave
He went to hla desk and aat In th
crialr, looking out through) the window
at the crowd that still lingered tn
front of the office. Moat of the faces)
wore grins. Plainly they were avium.. 1
but Mollis saw that tha amusement
wag of a grtni sort. They appreciated
the situation and amoved Its homo
but fait the tragedy behind It. Probe-
oiy most of them were acquainted with
"unwvey a methods; enge of Ihem
t-oummr anew tn me anexixpt 1 iat
made to IneasjasJUta pot.er
h V." ST5aT3IT .L """"
Bad seen the failure of She attempt and
wer, rflw gp.euUtlnt upon Dunlavey s
naas tnovs. looking out of she window,
Uollls felt that some of hla audience
must be wondering whether the editor
of the Kicker would pay My attention
lo ms nonce on me ooor. Would be
Mollis had already deilded that tt
would not ''acaara." He grinned e eev
eral of tha men who esaaoaed trtm and
than turned and fnatsaeSsd Potter to
- uwamit 01 wve on irre
"rsi Pge of the paper to make roam
g rttlT S&oWlt
1he ntrtlce, which Potter set up under
Way the Better of Ska KKrtrer Won t.
Take the llappraaa."
In clear, terne languaws he told WS
audience Ma reasons This waa Amer
ica I lie was an American, and be didn't
purpose to allow the Cattlemen's Asso
ciation or any other association, gang
or Individual to dictate the policy of ass
paper air Influence hts prlvarle actions
I -east of all did he purpose to allow any
one to "run him out of town."
He printed the notice entire, adding
his answer, aaeuring readers that lie
was sen. ling copies or the Kicker to
every newapevper In the Bast and the
1 oil es suon at had been affixed So hi
OVinr would Teact agalnat the authors
He ended with the prophecy that the
law would come Into I'nton County and
that meanwhile tha Klckar purposed to
At noon HolMa look the usual numbe
of copies tt the station and mailed
them. Walking down the street on Ms
return from the station tie attracted
much attention. Men stood In tba open
doorways of aaloona witohlng Mm. a
number openly leered: others sent aubtle
noes arter mm. Htlll othere were elleni
their faces expressing amusement
wiowea ay rne youth he reached the
nmie to nnd that Totter nH .,i. . 1
the presswortt and that several buitdre
coplef of the paper, the Ink atlll nnla
on Its pages, were stacked In orderlv
array on the Imposing stone. In a very
brief tiuiu Jlgge burst oul of the office
door, a bundle of papara under his arm
and began t ie work of dlatribiit..n
tan ding bach from the window with
Potter. Mollis watched Jlgga until the
latter reai-ned the crowd in front n t ha
I raJaon saloon
i nen .111 tint Ho. lis could sse of h! 11
was his red head. But that feasts was
brisk Was proved by the press around
Jlggs-llie yout.'i was passing- out pa-iers
at a rapid rate and soon svearly tv.-n
man In tne crowd about the fashion
wss engaged In residing, or If this Im
portant feature of nla education had
been negle -te.l -In questioning his neigh
bor con -fining the tilings that appeared
In the paper
Presently .n-s 's euatom.rs m from
the Kashion were all lunnn-.i ti ....
other purchsssrs appeared. .Soon the
Kker was boinf read by -It sei.iq.d
nSarlv every grown person In lrv 'int.
totll llls.tiess Was lueu m ll
Down the aUsast men were cotigr"
gated about the doors of many ,-jf t.ie
etoree. others were sluing In doorways,
atlll others leaned against buildings
some, not taking time to eaaroh for
euisport, read while walking, or aeood
motionless on the board sidewalks sat
tsfylng their curiosity.
Holrla watched ehroiigti the window
until be began ta tie certain rhat every
person In town waa supplied with a
paper. Then with a grim smile he left
the window and sought hla ohalr be-Sde
the deek He was satisfied. Dunlatey
had made the'ldlri.t aggreaelve movs
went and (he tight was on.
, (To Ba Coattnued )
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