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The Evening World Daily Magazine, Wednesday, JannTry ff, tPtW
By C. M. Payne
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"The Woman of IV
Makes Very Little
Go a Long Way.
VERT thin slice of bread buttered lightly on Ha comedy alda that waa
Ttia Woman of It" at tha Thirty-ninth Street Theatre laat night
uppar for two bacama auppar for four la Frederick Lonadala'a niece
onsense, but In spite of tha aaoond order there waan't enough to go round
raa acta. A we niDDiea away at the extremely light theatrical fare we
aympatbtaa with Lady Bmaworth, who looked aa though aba were the
poiariaor of a large and healthy appe
tite. Tha Hon. Gerald Bayla bad ar
ranged to have midnight auppar with
the allly wife of bla paralitica! friend.
Lord Bmaworth, and then at the
eleventh hour, aa It were, the Hon. lira.
Bayla came back from Egypt three
weeka ahead of the time aba had
planned to apend away from her hue
band and at once proceeded to paaa the
olive.. Knowing English aoclety aa you
do after long experience with thla type
of Engllah play, you aoarcely neeJ to
be told that Lord Bmaworth traa hun
gering for the Hon. Mra. Bayla. She no
aoone.' graaped the sltuatlm than aha
eked Lord Bmaworth to aup with her
at the witching hour t.ud tha game
place aet by her bueband for hia elan
And now let ua yawn. When the
plan o a play la ae plain aa broad day
light, now can the author expect ua to
keep awake for three actaT Manager
W. A. Brady muit have worn a mon
ocle when ha read Mr. Lonadala'a ten
uoue, lnconeequentlal play. Bright llnea
may have blinded hie Judgment But a
clever word here and there doeen't
make a play. And why should English
WnatT" be accepted In place of frea.t
n Ideas that try vainly to find eapre.ilon? I hold no brief for our own
who know nothlna but ilang and ho enter a drawing-room on rubbei
but I do believe they can give ua aumethlng Infinitely better and mora
nine than "The Woman of It." Frankly, tha aort Of play o tiered laai
la a reflection upon the ability of the American ataga to bold Ita own in
country. The eooner our manager reaua uue iboi ui ueuer u win
follow the plot of Mr. Lonadala'a ridlculoualy almple play would be a
of apace. It la enough to eay that alter varloua allly exeueaa the wlvee
to their husbands to live more or low happily over after. The play hap-
In England becauae it couldn't
ably happen anywhere elae tra
iled In thla country. It wjt.ld be a
that would be laughed off the
ft. After the nret act It doei noin-
but repeat Itaelf. and each attempt
shaslies tha foolish endeavore
author to convince an audience
ha baa written anything worth
only poeelble moral of the
i that "The Woman of It" makes
i go a long way.
pr a genaroua view of a poor
altuatlon belong flrit of all
Janet Beecher. who acta for
arid aa though aha ware still
"Tha Concert," a play
(her admirable talenta. Once
generous, true and devoted
charming, level-headed and
To apeak of her la like
(Indow that lata In the freah
unllght. She glvea a per-
at makea the play real and
aha la on the atage. In
ae an artlat who palnta with
ala colors of sincerity. Aa tha
Of thla charming woman, Cyril Joeenning Brown ana uailga Anoer-
wlth good grace and a tore ana tsay Emawortn.
of comedy. Mlaa Joeepnlne Brown, aa tha wife who found little Di.se-
auppar party, aerved well enough In tha capacity of a flaahoot that
var with tears. She certainly waa stupid enough to satisfy the most
author, wanes Anaerson uvea up to tn requirement of a husband
ad upon bla wife aa a meal-ticket.
at beat "The Woman of It" glvea you the worst of It.
fhe (lUSn-A-WE BKf scSk
-..i . itr and Cyril Scott
Mr. and Mra. Bay Is.
that is as stale aa the familiar
l,yw ,y Mil SHei .H.W.I. U(( ,
M Land, niou.ly.iiou.lv the page turned over and over. The children
a fared with wide, bewildered eye, not knowing what to expect. Out
ttepptd a very email, hingiertfip elflike figure.
"Come ineide the book children," he told. "If you don't you'll all get
Bobbie, Br nie and all their little companion obeyed.
"1 am the Rainmaker of Huih-a-Bye Land," continued the elf, "and the
Huthn Bye flower i need drink."
The Rainmaker raited hit armt (lowly up up toward the iky and
waved them back and forth like a marMan. Suddenly the cloud parted
and there ihowered down to earth millions of jewelled raindtop, which
glimmered and thone like precioui etonet. Here and there flower tuch a
.t, m noxow ,uu (mom teen viyuc m.uv luted the uir, raited
their little head and drank deep of the jewelled rain.
The rain abated a the Rainmaker again ilowly ratted hit arm toward
the tky. When it had flopped the tun came forth more brilliantly than ever
and the land afar wot covers with the moit gorgeout fiowert.
"Children," oid the Rainmaker, "you tee what goud the raim doe.
Without rain the tree would not bear fruit; the farm would not thrive;
pretty flower would not grow. Rain give tweet, clear water for the gole-n
flhe to play in and tparklmg tprtngt for ut to drink from."
And thi t the reason that whenever it rain two little children look tn
iconder from their playroom window and never cry. They think of tha
Rainmaker on page 4 of the Huth-a-Jtye Book, and they imile.
Betty Vincent Gives Advice on Courtship and Marriage
"E. a." wrltee: "Two young men. C.
and M.. are paying m attention. C.
knew me first, and I have told him all
about H. At first C. waa angry, but It
didn't laat Wouldn't he have continued
to proteat if ha really loved met"
Unleea he la engaged to you bo haa no
right to protest against your having
other friend Probably bo realises thla.
- "C. l" wrlteoi "What doea 'R. B. V.
p.' mean at the and of a letter r
It stands for a French phraee ("Ra
pondes a'U voua plait"), of whtoh tha
meaning la "Reply. If you pleaao."
"E. J." wrltesi "I waa calling on a
girl New Year a Day and she aaked me
raaament I accepted the Irritation, but
I really have no apoosal Interact In the
girl. Will you advise ma what to do?"
to gall again. In order to avoid em bar -
Tou certainly are not compelled to call
on her and aha ought aot to have aaked
you to do ao.
The Hedgevillc Lditor.
2ty John L. hobble.
Ooorrlabt. 111 bi The I'reea furnishing Co
R. WATTS aaya the length of life
dependa almost entirely upon the
amount of time that eleaeea be
tween birth and death. 1
DAN STUB eaya that the humor In
thla column la a great deal hotter
than one would suppose from
Tbe New Y ,m l.temug Wurldl
LD FORK la In favor of anything
new that la auggaeted and op
posed to everything aa it now
MRS. FLANK aaya that If her
buaband waa only half ao good
to her abe would appreciate
him twloe aa much.
"K C." write: "I am la love with
a young man who haa paid attention to
one at two different periods, but each
tlm we quarrelled over aomethlng a
aid. Now he goee with another girl, to
whom ha haa given many present. Tot
he telle other that ha llkee me. Oo you
think he will come back to mT"
I think you will be very foolUh If you
permit him to do ao. aa you evidently do
not get along well with Mm.
Next the Pavement.
"F. L." wrltee: "la It proper for a
young man when walking with two
young ladle to walk between tha two
or on the outatdoT"
He ahould always take tha poolUon
next tb pavement
ii.n nrirni .. SWSJ ------------------'
Great Idea Jerry
dot Like Any Story tou Have Read
TARZAiN OF THE APES
By Ldgar Rice Bnrronghi.
Th Remsna hn$h Man and Yankee 0jL
rOestvtas. 1MB hr fteak a. Ma
snaoptis of pm bo go two oaarTus.
lelss. All ike
Joke OUrtsa, Lees Uteyswse. suu
leesMIe plssiss le Ike Cease vnh
rag was, as thew .hip u erl the
the African easel Ike ore sxilialei
fflosn ere killed Olerlea sad Auee see sk
ne ska hesek at ike m(la'i era U rat her
Mh ell tksai 9 ! ea Left elaae i lbs
heaela. ('Uru.a and in., build e red bet
TGfe their little esa bora. The almch at her
laaakssrs atlle etlh a ian. sue wra- U AlliVs
fesen. una oies. a oaea aa apse, iee av
Kn.s Rerfliab, laeeae the . al.in ami km ell
A a ape salad Kala. aiiwee
he eaea ballad, adepts
tha naiitn and at 1 la, toe
ewe nrieiwte baa
los s babi aa be
a killed, adepts (Urtoa s babf aa be
TVs babf ta a as Ve spea aa
" ("Wblle Pila'T Be afewa U bojhood.
as aae ear. Tarssa eeftss t Ike . abta
wndtea? seal da, Taraae eoaeae
tea (alhae hallt He eel an and faaaa U
at the eseai'a straaas oMueni. Aasees etker
Ihlnoa he dieroeen s huetln bai. This be
SbM t eafie's eiber i namilaei. be lines aa
to prtet . Tbe ata
s iro'S ebera.
turn alai a eaesv aa t nuah).
is ebera. led br Kerakak. tkei la lkreea a
The Light of Knowledge.
HEN, crouohtog, Korohak alunk
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lkT rY I fMTTo 1 -TJ- , l T,aD -T " i y vi. Some) H
WWJ l L TO W Ij IWMt MORS MIICSJ I ME . VuaTKER , qpr A ( ' ) lJUSa
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drole. veering r away fresa
the ooao oooy lying eosor
the aUtar-drum. but aa he
passed keeping hie little, Core, wleked
rod eye upon tn oorpao.
Another mala then sprat Into las
arena and, repeating the horrid or: s
of hla king, followed stealthily la ala
wake Another and another followed
In auiok succession untU the Jungle re
verberated with the now almost ceaao
note of their bloodthlroty acreaau.
1 TT waa the obailenge aad the hunt
whn all ike adult male had julne I
the tbsn 9 tlreUna daneera the
it a ok oomntenoed.
i.rahak. aelalng a huo from (ha
rit. wMoh lay at hand for the purpoee.
fZlt furioualy upon the dead ape.
baling he oorpee a torrtllo blow at the
SlmlT tlm. muting -
T" "w ft
JSLZ m well as the frequeeey of
ftTThlowa and the warrtora. a aoh
!Z1a tha vlotlm of tha hunt and
"rT -btrl of the death flaooa.
1 t. mm mm wild, iaat
oT5Il "row", awaat-etr.ak. mua
JSJ JC m.t.nlni In tbo moonlight
VTnnle and graooful among tha
tSSTt&AW -rut- ato-l
"'noho mora eraftlly stealthy la Ua
hont none more ferocious than
leaped higher Into tha air la tha daao
"Tm'm Pi "dl,y cf ft
leereaaad. the daneera apparently
with th. rhythm aad
JSThS Their leap and
,h f T iVaal lhlr bared faaga
rot BlL.7, .. . .im from Kerohak.
o( the drum r eased, th female
thenolaeoi i' hurriedlr throuah
fhTln. of 1nore toward the outer rim
y "jttttBI apeotatora. Then, aa aae
' the rnalee ruhed headlong upon
SLUteS wWoh their t.rrlflo blow aad
1 Vld to m t Pu'a
iiiU, cam to their Jew. ta
VJViuan titles, so a Ut final to
22? Wtft rit2l waa a u.t. of fr-h-sBLZ
meat end K was to the purpoaa
, turned their attotrtloa,
nT.r..n? more than the ape, craved
nTi needed fleoh. Doocended from a
of mtat-l. n.v In hi. Ma.
5. thought had ha ono aatl.flad hU
SJohS animal food, and o now hla
EftTm Mr wormed it. way far
tato th. maa. of auggljng BM i In an
.nd.avor to obtala a share which hi
Itrrngth would have been, unequal to Ua
taek of winning for hkm
a, hie side hung th huMhrig-krnfe
of hla unlfnown father In a eheath eotl
. .Mnnwl in COOT OI tata
tha Dtoturea of
a a i - aakaSsad rne fast
Ing feast and wtth hie orearg niie,
alaahed off a more generous portion
than he had hud for.
Then he wriggled owl rora beaeaoh
the struggUng maaa. hlarshkg has pria
Among those etrrag tatfleiy tlb
euUklrts of th banqueter was ald
Tublat Ha bad been among th first
at the feast but had retreated wtth a
goodly share to eat la quiet and waa
now forcing hla way bade for more.
flo it was that h spied Tarssa
m.rglng from th. clawing throng.
TuW.f. bloodshot, pig .ye sent out
w Irked gleams of hat aa they fell upvan
the object of hie loathing. In them, too,
waa greed for the meat the boy oavrrlel
But Taraan aaw hie arch enemy as
quickly, and. divining what the toast
would do. leaped ntmhty awav toward
the women and children, noplna to hid.
hlmae'.f among trMn. moiai, nawim,
I waa ' "" upon htm, ao that ha had no
opportunity to seek a place of conceal
ment, but eaw that ho would be put to
I .. .- ell
Hwlftly he aped toward th tree, and
with a bound gained a lower Umb with
ens band, aad thee, transferring his
burden to bl. teeth, be eUmbod Mildly
upward, closely followed by Tublat
Up, up h want t the waving pta
naole of a lofty monarch of the forest
where hie heavy purauer dan trot follow
him. Perohed there he buries taunts aad
Insults at tha raging beast fifty lost
And than Tublat went mad.
Wtth horrifying seroams aad roars he
rushed to the ground aad among th
females and young, sinking hla great
fangs Into a doaan tiny necke and tsar,
ing great pieces from the back aad
breasts of tbo femalee wtto fell into ala
In the brilliant meonngtat Taraan
wltneeaed th mad carnival of rag
He saw th female and th young
scamper to th eafety of the trees, aad
then the great bulla ta the centre of the
arena fait the mighty fangs of their ae
men tad fellow, and with aae aosord
melted hits the biaok akadass of the
There was but one ta th. am phi
theatre beside Tublat. a belated female
raantrr swiftly toward tha tree where
Taraan perohed. aad ores behind her
easts the awful Tublat
It waa Kala. and aa gutawij as Taraan
saw that Tublat was gsMag on her he
dropped with the rapidity of a falllni
atone from bran oh to hraaah toward Ms
Now ah waa beneath th ovorhang
tag limbo, and eteee above her orou.hed
Taraan. waJtJHbf th. outcome at the
be leap ad tato th air, grassing a
tow-haaatag braneh. hat almost over
tbo bead of Tublat ae nearly bad ae
dlatanned bar. Bh. should havs heea
safe now. but there was a reading, tear
ing sound, ths bra oh broke aad precipi
tated her mil upon the head of Tublat
knocking him to the ground
Both were up la aa instant! hat aa
quick aa they had been. Taraan bad
been quicker, so that fas lafurtated bull
found hlmeelf facing tha maaehUd who
stood between him nd Kala.
Nothing could have sotted tha aoros
east better, aad with a roar of triumph
hs leaped upon the tittle Lord Orasr.
stole. But his fangs nerrsr staaat
that nut-brown fleoh.
A atwseular hand shot out aad i
th hairy throat aad another
a Boon hunting-knife a doaea time tat
th broad breast Lfke lightning th
mows reii, and only ooaaad whoa Tai
fart th limp form crumple beneath :
as tn noay ronru to
Taraan of the apt
upon the nosh of
and, raising hla eyes to the fuB
threw beah his floras young bo
voiced me wild ory of Ma
On by one the trios
from their arbor! rotroats i
a circle about Taraan
aulatiad foe. Whan tttoy had aO asaM
Taraan rurnod lewatel ftss,
"T am Taraaa," hs irtsd. "I aaa a
great kftler. Lot B ririiil Thisss am
fhs apss and Kala, hia math at.
ha none among you a mighty a i
tan. last hM eneenle howaru."
looking full Into the
of Korohak. th young Lewd
Mat upon hla
creamed out m
after th Dane.
The Trmm-top Hunter.
Tbe body of
where It had fallen, far the people of
K.rchak did not aat their own deaaV
Tb march waa but a Msurely issisB
for food. Cabbag.-patm aad gray plum,
and .diamine, they found in abuadanoe.
with wild pineapple, aad ooaasioually
email mammals, birds, eggs, reptiles and
Insects Th. nut. th.y ore, eked between
thdr powerful Jaw, or, If loo bard,
broke by pounding between stones.
One old Babor, croeetng thdr path,
sunt them .currying to tha eafety of tbo
Upon a low-hanging braneh sat Tar
aan, directly above tbe maJostlo. supple
body as It for red dlaotry through the
thiek Jungle. He hurled a pineapple at
the ancle rat enemy of his people The
groat beast etnpped and. turning, eyed
th tanntmg flgur. above utm.
With an angry lash of his tall he
bared hla yellow fangap curling his
great trpe In a hldeoue snarl that wrin
kled his bristling anout In sen led
rldg.s. and closed h'e wicked y.e Ut
two narrow all t. of rage and hatred.
With back-laid ears, he looked Into
th. eyes of Taraan of the epeo and
ounded his fi.rc., shrill challenge
And from the safety of hi. ov.rhang
tng limb the ape-child cent back tha
fearsome answsr of hla hind.
For a moment tha two eyed eaoh
other In alienee, and then the great cat
turned Into tha Jungle, which .wallowed
blm aa tha ocean engulfs a tuesed
But Into the mini of Taraan a great
plan sprang. 11. had killed the Aeroe
Tublat ao wa. h. not th.r.fore a
mighty fighter? Now would b. traofe
down th. crafty Babor, and slay
(To Be Continued.)
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