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REMINISCENCES OF SOL SMITH RUSSELL
That Veteran Actor Spends His Temporary Retirement Writing His
Recollections of the American Stage.
Since his temporary retirement from
the stage fifteen months ago, Sol Smith
Russell, the veteran actor, who, next to
Joseph Jefferson, is probably the most re-
Vered figure on the American stage, has
spent much of his time in Washington
recuperating at the home of his old-time
partner and manager, Fred Berger. To
■while away the time, and in order to ful
fil vhat the members of his family and
his close friends consider, a duty to him
self and his career, Mr. Russell has been
collecting and arranging a series of remin
iscences covering the entire period of his
life. These will soon be published in book
form, and will constitute one of the most
Interesting volumes ever written by an
actor. Not only will they treat of the
career of this recognized genius, who,
from entertaining soldiers during the civil
.war rose rose to become one of our fore
most actors, but will constitute one of the
finest memorials ever erected in honor of
Though still a comparatively young man
•—he is but 52 years old, though most peo
ple think he is older—Mr. Russell has not
(enjoyed the best of health in the past few
years, but because of his long rest his
physicians and his family confidently an
ticipate his returned to the stage next
Jail, when he will make his greatest un
dertaking in a new play. Now, while he
Is in the possession of excellent health
Vter his long rest, is the time for the
preparation for his autobiography, the
THROAT AND CHEST—The doctors have all
torts of names for throat and chest troubles, but they are
pretty much the same in character after all. Bronchitis,
Asthma and similar JSI^ |&?.;,.
troubles are more or f !&
ever is good for one is Sy^
things in troubles of
the breathing organs.
you can rub it in from Jl^jA WpS, yJnS^'.
the outside, and run f '"*'-./nflHr a*S!jo*\
no risk of swallowing I wHWSw^ At f^^ il
or inhaling drugs that JB W /[
may cause internal / W&k W^ L\
troubles or injure the \*B[ s/rmmsA m Jit
digestion. It is a lini- II^L/f I —"^»V
me nt that softens, U^B I * Wk Wl
loosens, heals, allays lAl| \V| W/
inflammation, and VJk\ft \ \% 1
brings about relief as lfi^& |\ \\r IBM
nothing else ever did f fil^W 1 wJB
before. The weather Bk^A JFmL
is so changeable and BP^^^l i^F* Si
Oil has come to be/ilHy A p*^
looked upon as a remJ^H^ \
edy that no one can v 9 A - - _^^k
ignore. \JM ft.® _,jmfJ^q Sl
! If your dealer refuses to supply Ton '"B^IIBL \ ■ : ■■^^Hk
with this wonderful Swiss green flni- ■ vl
rnent, the Omega Chemical Co., 257 ' m. tHH • '' ■ • - . TW
Broadway. New York, will mall you a •_ £H iK
' botUe, prepaid, for Me la fc»ab, money B^^J^H
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writing of which is certainly a duty he
owes the public, which reveres and loves
him. So Mr. Russell's recollections will
shortly be given to the world. Though,
strangely enough, he is an actor »who
never achieved a tremendous success in
New York city, he numbers his admirers
in every other large city, town and ham
let by the hundreds of thousands, and
from Maine to California, from Canada to
Cuba, there is scarcely a theater which
has not at some time or other been
packed to its full capacity to see Sol
Smith Russell. His quaint but lovable
style of humor and homely pathos was
never widely appreciated in the hurly
burly life of New York, but in the sec
tions of the country which it pleases New
Yorkers to term "the provinces," Sol
Smith Russell stands alongside Joseph
Jefferson in popular esteem.
The most interesting part of his forth
coming volume is a chapter in his life
which has never yet been published. It
has been commonly supposed by theatrical
chroniclers that Mr. Russell made his first
appearance on any stage at the Defiance
Theater, in Cairo, 111., in 1862, when he
was fifteen years old. Prom remarks
dropped by Mr. Russell last week, outlin
ing a part of his reminiscences, his real
debut occurred a few months earlier, and
it is probably unprecedented in theatrical
"My first real debut," said the actor,
"was in the capacity of canal boat mule
with a traveling dog show, and it hap
pened at Chillicathe, Ohio. I, had left my
home in Indiana at the age of 14, de
termined to join the union army sooner
than become a minister, as my family
hoped. I was trying to get to Cincinnati
to enlist, but on the way fell in with a
bounder named Carter, who had a small
show outfit, which he was taking around
from village to village. I could sing and
dance a little, and Carter needed some one
who could perform such feats without de
manding a high salary. I was glad enough
to get anything to do, and so we started
out. Chillicothe was the first town we
struck. This was some time early in 1862.
Carter was the owner, manager, star, ad
vance agent, bill-poster, treasurer, scene
shifter, stage manager, scenic artist, her
ald, property man, and stage carpenter.
He was a sleek clown, who would do any
thing on earth to make his audience laugh
—that is, when we had an audience.
"Carter had a mouth that reached from
ear to ear. He was a man absolutely de
void of character, and had a scent for a
dollar as keen as a bloodhound's upon a
trail. He played all men for what they
were worth, and believed that the way to
get at their pocketbooks was to* make
them laugh, no matter how. No trick
was too cheap for him, no joke too hack
neyed, no exhibition too disagreeable, no
work to hard. He would resort to any
scheme to bring people to his show—our
show, a combination of human and animal
intelligence. I remember distinctly that
when we reached Chillicothe, our first
stand, Carter said to me:
•' 'Russell, my boy,'—l was then 14—
'this is Chillicothe. We show here to
night, and must do something to get an
audience together, I want you to black up
here at the depot, walk up town through
the middle of the street, and do a song
and dance or two at the hotel. It will be
a big advertisement, and will be a good
thing in the way of breaking you in, too.
At intervals during the afternoon you can
sing a few comic songs, and get up a live
ly step or two, and I'll talk things up
around the street.'
"This struck me as not being just the
proper thing, for I had my own ideas
about the dignity of an actor. Carter was
a clown, merely, with low ideas, while I
aspired to something higher. I was a
comic singer and dancer, but not a low
buffoon. So I objected, and we had a row.
He swore and insisted, but I wouldn't
consent to appear on the streets and do a
monkey act In blackface.
"We walked up to the hotel. Carter
leading two of the dogs ajid I the third—
we only had three dogs, unless I count
myself, and, to tell the truth, my lot
mig-ht have been easier had I belonged to
the canine breed. We put in most of the
| afternoon rigging up the theater—a room
j on the second floor of a brick building,
| known as the Allison Blook, at the head
lof Paint street. The building is still
j sanding, and every time I play in Chilli-
I cot he I visit this room—No. 5.
"When the performance opened that
night there were about forty persons in
the audience. I think they were seated on
benches, though a few of them perhaps
had boxes—soap boxes. Our orchestra was
an old violin player whom we called San
Diego. I never knew his real name. When
not drunk San Diego furnished the music
for us, but he was usually drunk. Car
ter's greatest act was standing on a chair
and eating fire—burning cotton that he
skillfully manipulated in his mouth. He
would also pull yards of ribbon from his
mouth and swallow a sword and do a
great many other cheap tricks, a climax
to which was a grand dance, in which he
and the other three dogs took part, danc
ing to San Diego's crazy music. The dogs
were smart and did many clever tricks. 1
sang comic songs between the acts, while
Carter and the dogs were resting. The
price of admission was low, and we tried
to give the audience its moneys worth.
"From Chlllicothe Carter decided to go
to the town of Yellow Bud, down the river.
He bought a small, ratty flatboat from
some one for almost nothing, put aboard"
«ome provisions, the dogs, San Diego, and
himself, and told me to get out and tow
the boat from the towpath which ran
along the river's bank.
"I got a strong, round stick, tied the
tow rope around it, straddled the rope,
and with the stick as a brace against my
breast I began to play the horse act.
That gave me enough horse-play to last
me the rest of my life. I have never in
dulged in horse-play since, on the stage
or off. I wasn't very strong then, but it
was a case of sink or swim, so I towed
away as faithfully as a mule. San Diego
fell into a drunken stupor on the boat,
and Carter roared at me if I dared to slow
up a bit for a rest. When the men were
silent the dogs set up a howl that brought
forth a volley of curses. The weather
was spring-like and warm, and I was
soon hot and tired. I haven't any idea
bow long we were reaching Yellow Bud,
but I do know that I towed that wretched
boat almost every foot of the way.
"Prom Yellow Bud, where business was
very bad, we went to Circleville, and then
to Lancaster, where I could no longer
stand Carter's treatment, and left him. I
went to Captain Hooper's recruiting
agency, and, being able to drum some,
he allowed me to go to Cincinnati with a
company of soldiers, I being the drummer
boy. '1 wanted to go to the front with
the troops, but the authorities wouldn't
take me. So I work«d my way, disgusted,
to Cairo, 111., where, at the Defiance thea
ter, I was- lucky enough to join a little
company, and make a real stage start.
"That company played anything it could
get hold of—that was easy—and I sang
and danced between the acts and played
a drum in the orchestra. I got $6 a week,
and I could scarcely realize how the man
agement figured out that I was worth
such a princely sum. Later I was raised
to $8 and then to $12, when I thought that
I was of much importance. Afterward I
joined the Berger family of bell ringers,
and remained with them for years."
"What ever became of Carter?"
"I don't know what became of him —
and really, I don't much care. Carter
made a mule out of me, and I do not love
Mr. Russell was born in Brunswick,
Mo., in 1848. His uncle, Sol Smith, the
comedian after whom he was named, took
him to the theater in St. Louis frequent
ly, and thus Sol developed his liking for
the stage. He toured the United States,
Canada, Mexico and the West Indies with
the Berger family from 1866 until 1880,
with the exception of one year, .spent as
a member of Augustin Daly's New York
company. In 1889 Mr. Russell became a
dramatic star in "Edgewood Folks," un
der the management of his old-time part
ner, Fred Berger. This was followed by
numerous other productions in the past
twenty years. His greatest success has"
probably been "A Poor Relation," which
he has played off and on for nearly fif
teen years. In December, 1899, Mr. Rus
sell became quite ill in Chicago, and has
since rested by the advice of his physi
cians, but he will assuredly return to the
boards next season.
Any man who can tell such an interest
ing story as Sol relates of his stage debut
should be able to produce a fascinating
book of reminiscences. Mr. Russell's
published recollections will be awaited
with Interest by all who have ever seen
him upon the stage, and who haa not?
LAST-CALL FOR FREE LANDS
Government Home* in Burnett Coun
ty Are Going; Kant.
Special to Tbe Journal.
Grantsburg, Wiß., April 19. —Never in
the history of Burnett county have there
been so many people looking for homes.
They come in on every train and most of
them are going back twenty to fifty miles
for homesteads. Some are coming with
money and buying farms in the older set
tled portions of the county, the seller in
turn going farther back into the woods
after cheaper lands. The homestead lands
in this county have been reduced to about
60,000 acres, and the fear that at the next
session of congress what is left will be
withdrawn from settlement is causing the
This county now has thirty postoffices
and fifty schools, and yet its land is the
cheapest to be found within several hun
dred miles of the twin cities. This is due
to isolation from railroads, a drawback
which it is supposed will be overcome
thts summer by the extension of the
branches of the Soo and the Northern
Pacific.. It is thought this summer will
see all but a few isolated tracks of gov
ernment land taken up.
SMALLPOX INVADES CHAMBERLAIN
Contagion Said to Have Been
Brought in From Oacoma.
Special to The Journal.
Chamberlain, S. D., April 19.—Three
cases of smallpox or "Cuban Rch," -have
developed In Chamberlain, the county
treasurer being one of the afflicted. The
council met and established a pesthouse
and a rigid quarantine. For some weeks
the loathsome disease has been raging at
Oacoma, a town on the west side of the
river, and contagion undoubtedly worked
its way from there into this city, as citi
zens of Oacoma did not see fit to quar
antine. Chamberlain has now quarantined
itself against the place and the mail com
ing from there will be fumigated before
reaching the city office.
The contract for the extension of the
Chamberlain Indian school sewers to the
mouth of American creek haß been let to
George E, Conrick tor *2,745. During the
summer over 420,000 will be expended for
new buildings by the government at this
Class at Staples Confirmed.
Special to The Journal.
Staples, Minn., April 19.—Bishop Morrison
of Duluth preached in St. Alban's church last
evening and confirmed five adults and lour
children, presented by Rev. David Richards,
who has charge of the mission.—Car Repairer
J. B. Lucian, who was injured in the yard
here Friday, died Wednesday evening from
A Death .Near Red Wing.
Special to The Journal.
Red Wing, Minn., April 19.—Peter Diercks
died at his home in Hay Creek of pneumo
nia. He was born in Germany and was 34
years old. He leaves a widow and three chil
dren.—Professor Axel Spilhaugh of this city
has set to music the poem of Thomas Moore,
"Light of Other Days." The composition is
dedicated to J. L. Hjort, tenor, of Minne
apolis, and is said to be of great merit.—F. H.
Stevens will go to Minneapolis next week to
open a law office and collection agency.
Fire Apparatus Tested.
Special to The Journal.
Little Falls, Minn., April 19.—Chief Binder
of the fire department made a test of the ap
paratus and waterworks to-day. At different
times two, four, six and eight streams of
water were used, and with the largest num
bers the water from the nozzles reached a
height of about sixty feet. This is great
enough to give efficient protection for any
building in the city.
Sensational Arreat at Iron River.
Special to The Journal.
Iron River, Wis., April 19.—Hobart Thiese
was arrested yesterday upon a warrant issued
to Joe St. Germain, charging him with adul-
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tery with Mrs. St. Germain. An affidavit
of prejudice was made out and Thiese was
remanded to jail pending the arrival of the
justice before whom the examination Is to bo
held. The St. Germains and young Thiese
are well known here.
Metzer Likely to Get It.
Special to The Journal.
Davenport, lowa, April 19. —Unless some
unforseen movement prevents. Postmaster
George Metzer, of this city, will be elected
commander of the lowa G. A. R., at the an
nual encampment, at Dubuque, in June next.
Robbed His Benefactor.
Special to The Journal.
Clarinda, lowa, April 19.—Seth J. Clark, a
farmer residing near this city, lost a valu
able horse by theft. Several weeks ago, he
took into his family a boy who gave the name
of Ed Carpenter and said he came from Fron
tier county, Nebraska. The boy had left
home on account of abuse. He was given
work, but, had been noticed to be light
lingered. The horse and boy were tracked
for some distance, and are thought to be
headed for Nebraska.
Search for Miss Hicks. \\". :
Special to The Journal. -„• .
Creston, lowa, April ,19.—City Marshal
George Hicks, of this place, is seeking his
daughter, who is thought to be in Kansas
City with her mother, who was divorced and
has married again. The latter 'a present
name is unknown. The marshal is well
off- financially and is desirous of providing
for bis daughter. . ■ •.,--'-
Old, but Bad.
Special to The Journal. -
Bloomfleld, lowa, April 19.—William Moore,
who traveled under,; several names, has been
taken to Louisa county for i.rial on a charge
of obtaining: money under , false j pretenses.
He always said he had a fortune at home,
but was in a strange land and without
funds. He was advanced loans and then
fled. He is a morphine fiend, old, broken
in health, and bids fair to end his life in
prison. He has just completed one term for
a similar crime at Salisbury', Mo.
Homeless Child Sentenced.
Special to The Journal.
Indianola, lowa, April 19.—A girl IS years
old was convicted of larceny and sentenced
to the reform school. She says her name
is Maggie Wood, and that she lives at Conger,
lowa. Later she told another story, claim
ing Colfax as her home. The sheriff of
Warren county would be glad to receive in
formation concerning her.
Joint Church Meeting.
Special to The Journal.
Cedar Falls, lowa, April 19.—The tenth an
nual session of the Christian Endeavor soci
eties and the Waterloo presbytery closed last
evening with addresses by President H. H.
Seerley, of the state normal school, and Rev.
D. S. McFadden, of Greene. The session
was one of the most successful ever held.
Rev. Mr. McFadden will act as moderator
for the next year. The Endeavor societies h
in the presbytery now number twenty-four,
with a membership of 836. Last year, $1,101
was contributed to missions.
For Infants and Children.
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