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Hf rv URTXG a tour or the West E. H.
Sothern met a literary woman.
Hf 1 who said to him:
Hf "I'm an idealist, Mr. Sothern,
H nnd want to congratulate you upon
Kl your work. You make your character
Hl q man apart from our little world."
"Then. I'm not true to life, according
' to your ideals, madam," replied the
j "Certainly not, Mr. Sothern. "Why,
people wouldn't go to the theater to see
J a lot of mopes like themselves. They
I want to set something like yourself;
Hf something: that never existed."
E "Yes. Your work is heavenly, with
just a dash of you know the other
i "Thank you. madam, for your sincere
observations." was the reply. "You vc
given me an Idea. Perhaps I have been
deceiving the public, I'll have myself
billed in the future as 'a fororunncr of
the hereafter.' "
Frank L. Porley last week signed a
D five years' contract with Mubel Hite to
play the leading roles in musical com
cdies under his management.
Hr The story of an Industrious press
agent In Denver recently that Maude
Hf Fcalv is to be Henry Irvlng's leading
ladv next season has met with a stren
nous denial. Mr. Irvlng's leading lady
of last season, his daughter-in-law, will
continue to hold that position next sea
David Bclasco is considering a pro
duct Ion of "Macbeth" with Mrs. Leslie
Carter as Lady Macbeth and George
Hl Arllss as Macbeth. Apparently there Is
Hl to be a grand revival of this Shake-
spearean tragedy all along the line the
It is evident that Boston likes the
T3ostonlans nnd "The Queen of Laugh
ter." The third week of this opera
was started at the Colonial theater last
B Monday evening, marking the opening
B of the fourth week here of this organl-
B zation, and there was a large audience
B In attendance. Everything about the
performance seemed to be enjoyed and
B the manner in which the playgoers
B laughed over the absurdities of the
B piece and applauded the music told the
B ntory of success. Ratliffe again played
B King Lachrymo II. and scored as great
B a hit as he made last week. Chicago
B Margaret Anglin is to star next sea-
son In a play entitled "The Eternal
B Feminine." which is a Gentian creation
B bv Robert Irusch. It has been popular
fl In Germany for the past two years.
B Aubrey Bouclcault is to be Miss Ang-
B Un's leading man.
A cablegram from London says Miss
B Alice Nielsen scored another success at
B the Theater Royal, Covent Garden, aa
B Suzanne In "Nozzo dl Figaro." This
makes two successes this little Amerl
can girl has scored at the real home of
grand opera in this world. Miss Niel
sen Is undecided as to hci' plans for
next season. She has received an offer
B to appear at the Grand Opera House
In Paris and also In Berlin, and she will
be one of the real prima donnas at Co
vent Garden again next May. In all
B likelihood Miss Nielsen will visit Amer-
lea at the close of th'e Covent Garden
Hj A Boston newspaper man and S. L.
Hl Studley, musical director of the Bos-
Hj tonlans, have written a comic opera
which will be produced next season. Mr.
Hl Studley, however, will continue to con-
H duct the scores presented by the Bos-
Hl tonlans, with whicli organization he
Hl has been Identified since the days of
the Boston Ideals, directly succeeding
H Napier Lothian, who Was the original
Hj conductor at the Boston theater.
Hj Another play with an American hero
Hl about whom revolves South American
B complications of plot has been produced
1 In New York with S. Miller Kent In
Bj the title role, Fighting Bob. The play
is by Edward E Rose.
H Dramatic enterprise In Poland has re-
B c cived a grave shock. At a recent per-
formancc there, scarely had the two
comic servitors started their cxcrucl-
H atlng business, than a roar went up
H from the audience. Every one sneezed.
H The din was deafening The curtain
H was rung down. The explanation is
said to be that a lady, excluded from
H the society, had revenged herself by
H sprinkling the theater with pungent
H IL is a well-known fact that street car
H conductors have an antipathy to ac-
H c opting- pennies for car fare, always
H ridding their pockets of these objectlon-
H :ible coins us quickly as possible. Wo-
men, they claim, are the most frequent
H source of thlH annoyance.
1 A certain popular actress boarded a
H Broadway car the other day, and, as
H she was about to pay her fare In pen
nleu, bethought herself of this bane of
a conductor's life. "With kind-hearted
H intent she Instead tendered him a sll-
H ver quarter. With less good Intent
H than she had shown, the conductor pro-
H ceeded to count out five pennlea with
the three nickels he had In his hand.
1 Seeing this, she hastened, by harmless
1 subterfuge, to reclaim her quarter, ex-
1 "Here's a nickel. I find that I've given
1 you by mistake a counterfeit quarter I
1 happened to have In my purse give It
H back to me."
B The varied vicissitudes of a conduc-
H tor's life had made him Avlly, and he
H quickly divined the true situation, and,
Hj determining to ' take advantage of it.
1 reached into his vest pocket and drew
H therefrom what the actress euppofred,
until latci', the coin she had glvon him.
It proved, however, to be a counterfeit
of which the conductor had seen his
chance to rid himself. New York Clip
Henry Miller returned to New York
from London recently and will "be In
San Francisco soon. It waa originally
Intended that Miller, during his four
weeks' engagement In San Francisco,
should do a play a week, but this has
been changed, for the reason thai Mil
ler has, through Charles Frohman, ob
tained two successes. These are "Jo
seph Entangled," which rail all the
season at the Haymarltet Theater,
London, and "Mice and Men," which
has never ben done on the coast. Mil
ler's leadlnjr woman this season. Miss
Hilda Spong. together with Sam Soth
ern, returned from Europe with the
star. After ten weeks' season on the
coast Miller will go to New York.
This plan of having opera singers'
voices insured may contain a vaJuablo
hint. "Why not have the nerves of the
theater-goers insured 7 Chicago News.
The future of the old time "Weber &
Fields Music Hall in New York, now in
possession of Mr. "Weber, lias been defi
nitely Bettlcd. Mr. "Weber lias taken
Florenz Zlegfeld, Jr., Into partnership
with him; the house will open in Sep
tember and follow the burlesque lines
familiar there for years and Anna
Held. Mr. Zlegfeld's wife. Is to head
the stock company, with Mr. "Weber.
"We have not yet had time to settle
upon who are to be members of the
company," said Mr. Weber, "as Mr.
Zlegfeld and I only began negotiations
two days ago. I shall act much the
same kJnd of character as I appeared
in during the Wober & Fields days."
"Wo have a number of Important ac
tors and actresses in mind," Interrupt
ed Mr. Zlegfeld, "but we can not an
nounce them until we know whether
we can get them."
The one scintillating thoroughly
commendable success of last season in
London is "The Duke of Kllllcrankle."
It Is pure comedy and reaches the acme
In that line even aa does "Diplomacy"
In the matter of drama, John Drew
will appear In "The Duke of Kllll
crankle" in America this coming sen
son, and If he is not careful his part
and performance will be overshadowed
by the eccentric role In the cast. This
latter character Is acted at the Criterion
In London by Weedon Grossmltb, the
drollest farceur speaking the English
"The Duke of Kllllcrankle" concerns
mainly a young Englishman, who, to
prove to the girl he loves that he has
the will of his own she Insists on. elopes
with her in true feudal fashion and
keeps her Incarcerated In his remote
castle in Scotland until she Is willing to
secure her release through agreeing to
It is Just this spirit in men that wo
men crave, whether they admit it or
not, and Captain Robert Marshall, the
author of the comedy, has brought out
this fact In sparkling dialogue and terse
situations as well as could anybody else
now writing for the stage, for the sim
ple reason that Marshall is the best
writer of light plays today drawing
royalties. Chicago Record Herald.
Charles Cartwrlght, one of the best
known actors on the London stage, has
been secured by Harrison Grey Flake
for the permanent company that Is to
appear in conjunction with Mrs. Flske
in New York next season. When Mr.
Flske decided upon the new plan that
Is to be pursued at the Manhattan, of
which announcement has been made,
he communicated with Mr. Cartwrlght,
and made him an offer. Mr. Cartwrlght
has cabled Mr. Flske accepting the of
fer. Although Mr. Cartwrlght paid a
brief visit to America last winter, he
has never appeared on the American
staee. In London his career Is identi
fied with a large number of brilliant
successes. He Is regarded as one of
England's most versatile and powerful
actors. He has played at all the prin
cipal London theaters, and formerly ho
managed the Comedy and the Duke of
York's. He has traveled extensively
as a star In South Africa, Australia,
New Zealand, India, China and Japan.
"I went to see a performance of 'Ro
meo and Juliet' last night and I don't
believe I have a tear left-In my system
"Gracious! Does a tragedy usually
make you cry?"
"This one did. It was by an amateur
company and I laughed till I cried."
William Gillette, the great Imperso
nator of Sherlock Holmes, confesses to
having hired a yacht one certain sum
mer. Aa he describes it. the yacht was
a craft without a rival in slow progres
sion. With a few friends, he set sail
and proceeded upon a cruise. They
kept close to the shore and a week or
two after they had left port were drift
ing lazily by a point of land at the end
of which sat a salltary man fishing. In
a few hours the boat had passed the
point, and the fisherman was seen to
rouse himself from his contemplation
of his rod. "Where ye from?" he called
genially. "New York," replied Gillette,
with a yachtsman's pride. "How long?"
"Sunday, August 1." The fisherman
returned to his fishing and the yacht
kept on drifting. Some hours luter
there carno a drawl! ni; voice over the
quiet water and It asked: "What
Lonsrlng for the glare of the foot
lights, Lizzie Williams. 13, and Cecelia
McGee, 15. at 3 o'clock yesterday morn
ing departed, by the use of a rope lad
der, from the Sacred. Heart convent at
West New Brighton, Slaten Island, and
came to Manhattan, aaya the New York
An advertisement for "chorus girls
of the better sort" had attracted the
attention of the "children. They had
read of the charms of stage life, and It
beckoned them away.
The tolling of the convent bell awak
ened the girls to action. They crept
down two stories on the rope ladder,
which they had suspended from their
sleeping-room. They were passenger
on the 1 o'clock boat.
Five o'clock Is rather early for stage
aspirants to apply for engagements, so
the children walked the street? until 8,
when they went to the Fifth avenue
address given in the advertisement.
References were demanded and little
Miss Williams became frightened. She
hurried to a friend of hor father, J, C.
Plant, whero llttl Miss McKeo soon
Joined her. Mr. Plant begged' them, to
rest a while before starting right out
with nny company.
In the meantime the convent author
ities had spread the alarm and almost
at the time that Mr. Plant waa notify
ing the purents of the children of their
whereabouts, the father of Miss Wil
liams va.s seeking him for advice.
The reconciliation drove all idea of
a stage career from the minds of the
runaways, and they will reiurn to con
The latest addition to the ranks of
Ibsun devotees is Charlotte Tlttel, who
has Just closed her season In Miss Mar
lowe's part in "The Cavalier." Miss
Tlttel announces ohe will bo seen next
Heason In a series of the beat-known
plays of Ibsen, Sudermann and Mater
linck, and promises hor support to in
clude the names of several of the bout
Ibsen players in America,
Mrs. Carter was sick in San Fran
cisco and unablo to play during the
first half of last week. She olosed hor
engagement there last nlght-
"John D. Rockefeller Is a monster."
"People go to see Sothern and Maude
Adams and say they are great."
"Frohman nnd Klaw and Erlangcr
are shopkeepers. They operate In art
as department stores do In commerce."
Those are a few of the epigrammatic
views expressed at Los Angeles by Wil
liam Winter, the dramatic critic for
forty years on the New York Tribune.
"The stage? I don't wish to pose as
pessimistic, for I am hopeful," said Mr.
Winter, "but it is sad to see the spirit
of commercialism dominate all other
considerations In ro notable a work an
that of the theatre. The commercial
Instinct In the hands of those In whom
It Is the strongest of all traits, and
who have enthralled the stage, has had
a detrimental effect, but art matters,
as all other, go in waves of depression
and elevation, always, however, there
is a gain for the better over tho re
verso. "I see that Sir Henry' Irving has said
that he will retire In two years. That
Is sorry news. Sir Henry has done
more for the stage than any man I
have ever known or have over road
about. He is a great actor.
"There are no others: No, I will quali
fy that there are very few. Mr. Jeffer
son stands in the first rank. Mr. Mans
field Is a man of genius and versatile
ability. I would have like to say that
Mansfield is a man of beautiful char
acter, of tender and loving nature; he
has bhen greatly misrepresented these
"Mr. Sothern? He has never im
pressed me very deeply, but I do not
wish to say anything to his disparage
ment. "The syndicate? I am against it aa
I am against all monopolies, j
"John D. Rockefeller Is a monster,
but he docs not know It, He believes
he Is a Christian, and he would be very
much astonished and angry if he un
derstood himself to be what he Is in
reality a monster."
Marie Cahlll opines that a hit Is a
matter of geography.
"When I commenced playlrig," she
said In a box at the New York theater
one night. "I was delighted if I could
provoke a smile from the stage mana
ger or some member of the company
of easy rlsiblcs. I expected my suc
cess to be bounded by the footlights,
and had only one ambition. That was
to not be discharged, because I needed
the money. But some time toward the
end of mj third season I noticed a
rubicund, foolish-looking old gentleman
In the first row of the orchestra.
" 'If he's as silly as he looks any one
can make him laugh.' T thought, and
ambition to perform the feat fired my
breast. A shrug of the shoulders and
a wink and I succeeded. That was tho
beginning of my career. I had gotten
past the footlights that I thought Im
passable. The next season I worked
for the second and third rows. Then
I got ambitious to impress the fifth and
sixth. Gradually I worked toward the
middle, but I knew I would never be
'made' until I had reached the back
row. When I sang 'Nancy Brown the
opening night of The Wild Rose' In
New York I watched a man who leaned
against the door. He was a dreadfully
homely man, but I thought ho was
handsome as a god when he laughed.
That marked an epoch for me. I had
gotten past the last row. and my wild
est ambition was satisfied. Work to
reach the last row."
A. M. Palmor's all-star cast revival
of "The Two Orphans," which played
seven weeks at the New Amsterdam
Theatre last spring to average receipts
of $10,000 a week, will be sent on tour
next season, opening In September.
The cast will be all-star and will In
clude Ellta Proctor Otis as "Frochard,"
J. E. Dodson as "Pierre" and other
players of equally high standing. The
latest addition to this cast Is Mrs. W.
Nearly thirty thousand dollars, it is
qluimed, will be' invested by Wugen
hals and Kemper in Stanislaus Slange's
new play "Salamnibo," in which Frede
rick Ward and Kathryn Kidder are
to appear next season aa joint stars.
The story of the play Is said to be re
markable for its dramatic intensity and,
as Its scenes reflect the pomp and ex
travagance of ancient Carthage, tho
stage pictures it suggests are both ela
borate and unique. Mr. Warde will
appear aa the barbarian warrior Matho,
and Miss Kidder as "Salammbo,"
prlostess to the Moon Ooddees,
MACDOWELIi BID N'T DIE.
Insisted That Report of His Suicide
Melbourne Macdowell prepared a final
note for tho Coroner, and wrote "God
bless you all" In dramatic conclusion.
He left his hotel and sought out a mall
box, the register of which indicated
there was ample time, before the letter
could be delivered, to consummate the
resolution his note indicated, cays the
San Francisco Examiner.
Then the actor walked clrcultously to
Sutter street and there met a friend a
woman with whom he stood in the re
lation of a matineo Idol. Sympathy was
vouchsafed the actor in his unhappy
plight, and funds were supplied with
which to provide a Hammam bath, and
then he forgot all about the letter and
why It was writtftn.
Macdowell failed in th attampt to
find tho resort for recuperation. After a
few convivial hours he returned to the
Windsor hotul, with heated declarntionn
that ho was not dead, as the newsboys
were crying on tho utreets.
Coronor Leland-had been holding the
morgue wagon in readiness. Members
of his staff, had been sent out, and po
licemen were cal'cd to aid In an effort
to trail the famous actor from the time
lie was seen leaving the hotel' shortly
Says He Is Not Dead.
"But T tell you I'm not dead; can't
you soe I'm not?" shouted Macdowell in
Spartacuy tones in reply to a reporter's
"Provo It 7 now?"
"Go to the morgue and let Bacigalupl
hold an. autopsy; then you can get an
He Insisted his own denial was suffi
cient. His note was as follows:
"Blame iny business managers, De
Lister and Mercer, if anything should
happen me. Npw I am down and out
without even a chance to leavo San
Franeiweo. I have been drinking of
late, T admit, but they are the cause.
They have alto caused three of my best
frlendy, members? of the company, to
turn against me Elliott, QulJllnan and
"Notify T. L. Hart of my difficulty
and Dave Wise, Columbia Theater
building". Brooklyn, N. Y. May God
bless you all.
The other members of Macdowcll's
company, who have been stranded with
him ylnco a disastrous engagement of
six weeks at the Grand opera-house was
closed, assured the morgue officials that
there was no cause for alarm, when in
formed of the letter that had been re
ceived through tho mall. He had fre
quently written such letters, address
ing them to Coroners and newspapers,
but hs asspciateo til ways managed to
The unhappy company contains few
friends for the star, for thoy hold him
responsible for their predicament. But
Robert Elliott, the best actor among the
Bupport. is yet his true and loyal friend.
Elliott humored Macdowell In the lat
ter's iro over the reportH in the evening
papers concerning the letter the Coro
ner had received, and strongly voiced
assurance that the missive wa.s a forg
ery. Macdowell himself made earnest
denial as to authorship, and fierce de
mand. "Who did that?" But no ac
counting could be given, and Macdowell
could offer no suggestion as to whom
rtusplclon should point.
Melbourne Macdowcll's career of vi
cissitudes has occasioned many press
dispatches from over tho land the past
several years. From ticket-taker he
won his way by earnest effort to eml
nonco before the audiences, but aftor
the yearn of his prime success, hlo fail
ures and disappointments have come
apaco with his meteoric rise to the
ranks of the Btars.
He made a brave effort during his
recent engagement at the Grand. But
the stretches of empty seats night after
night loft him broken in spirit when the
engagement was concluded. The troupe
Is still at the Windsor, and Macdowell
has remained with it. planning and
planning to recoup fortunes. A few days
ago he attempted to step behind the
bar at the hotel to help himself. He bid
defiance to the bartender, and an en
counter resulted, in which the robust
actor was worsted.
POOR PLAYS IN PARIS.
Paul Potter Says They Are Not So
Good as American Productions.
Theatrical managers are promising
wonders for the coming eeatxan In Paris.
Paul Potter, who watches the market
closely, regards their flaming announce
ments with skepticism.
"I will wager," ho caid to tho New
York World correspondent, "that none
of tnem will reach New York unless
adapted beyond recognition.
"The French playwrights have fallen
Into a pit dug by themselves. They
have gone on making their plays spicier
nnd spicier, piling sensations on sensa
tion, bedroom scene on bedroom scene,
until outside of the subventioned the
aters the public will accept nothing not
grossly pornographic or rabidly vitriolic.
" 'La Nult de Noce.' that amiable
farce where all the characters try "to
sleep in the same bed, and 'The Return
From Jerusalem,' that foolish tirade
against the Jews, were tho biggest suc
cesses of the past season, and I feel con
fident that those of (he next season will
be either political diatribes or sexual
"Never was so little invention dis
played, never was po little new talent
discernible. Veterans like Bernhardt.
Coquelln, Rejanc. Granicr and Hading
still cumber the stage. Essayists like
Capus. Lavedan and Donnay are hailed
as apostles of a new school because
they are hopelessly Ignorant of these
principles of play construction to which
the French drama owes its glory. Fool
ish and doddering critics like Catule
Mendes decry everything new and ex
alt everything old.
"The managers are at feud with the
authors, not because the authors ask
too much for their wages, but because
they have nothing to sell.
"Actually the French theater is as
nearly moribund as that of Holland or
of Spain. Americans may feel content
that there Is more originality, more
novelty, more pathos and fun in the
smallest work of their own dramatists
than in all the productions of this gro
tesquely over-vaunted stage."
WHEN FROHMAN MET MAUDE.
Railroad Man Says Manager First
Savr Miss Adams in. Portland.
A. D. Charlton, the assistant general
passenger agent of the Northern Pa
cific railway, tells the Portland Ore
gonlan this story of the first time that
Charles Frohman, Maude Adams' man- '
agcr, ever saw the young girl. Miss
Adams was -at the time playing In the
company of which her mother was a
member at the old New Market theater.
Mr. Frohman chanced to be In Port
land at the time, managing the Wal
lack company, which comprised quite
a. number of well-known stage people.
Mr. Frohman was then beginning what
has since developed into a most suc
cessful career as the leading theatrical
manager of the L'nlted States.
Mr. Charlton and Mr. Frohman were
well acquainted with each other, and
excellent friends. They attended tho
performance at the New Market' thea
ter In which "Little Miss Adams" was
playing. They sat in a box and aa Mr.
Charlton relates the Incidont, Mr. Froh
man became intensely Interested In the
young girl the moment she made her
appearance upon the stage. As young
as she was, her dramatic instinct waa
so forcibly Impressed upon Mr. Froh
man'a mind that he remarked to Mr.
Charlton that in hla opinion the "Lit
tle Adams girl" would became a great
star. Mr. Frohman further remarked
to Mr. Charlton: "Some day I will
have that little girl as one of the great
star's of this country, and she will be
at the head of one of my best com
panies." The accuracy with which Mr.
FronmsLn prophesied has Indeed ' been i
verified., Mr. Frohmaa was then grad
ually forming his plans, which havo
since become most formidable ..In the
atrical affairs of tho United States. Tho
success which has followed Mlsa Adamr;
has no doubt been far" lh excess of
what may havo been Mr. Frohman's
most earnest hopes.
GOOD PLAYS SCARCE.
Playwrights Not Furnishing What
tho Managers Want.
Charles Frohman was talking on the
depression In tho theatrical business
both here and, abroad to several friends
In London a couple of weeks ago, says
William Bullock In the New York Press,
and by way of Illustration of the help
lessness of managers when playwrights
fall to write plays of uniform merit he
told the following story:
"Over In New York a friend once
came to me after a certain production
had met with a cool reception and
asked: 'Mr. Frohman, why did you
stago such an Infernally poor play?'
Tills was aA question that had sonw
tlmen come to my mind during my ac
tivity aa a promoter, and I made a
quick anawer: 'I didn't write it, and I
can only give you what I have.' "
Hero we have- blame laid on tho pla
wrlgbts that they Justly deserve. In
this statement of the leading manager
of this country and England 13 tho truth
of nearly all the trouble that has come
to the stage In the last nine months.
The promoters are anxious to produce
plnys of finest worth, but they con give
only what the dramatists turn out.
And no amount of gold con mako the
authoi-s write better than they know.
All of thorn say they are doing their
best for us, but that best Is stamped
with mediocrity by tba-necesHity of re
viving dozens of old plays In order to
keep theaters open both here and In
Why are tho playwrights not finding
favor with audiences? Axe contempo
rary writers inferior In Inherent excel
lence and acquired technique to the
authors of other days0 No one has had
the daring to assert that the growing
army of stage writers Is lacking in gray
matter, and yet on the face of the ex
periences of last year It ia apparent
there Is something wrong In the meth
ods used to temDt the public Into gen
erous patronage of tho stage.
An explanation of the failure of dram
atists to supply the need of good plays
seems to be contained In the recent ut
terances of Haddon Chambers. This
prominent dramatist comes out boldly
and prides himself upon the easy task
of writing a drama. Not the plot or
the dialogue troubles Mr. Chambers,
but simply the worry of getting started.
Once deep In the first act ho says the
rest flows In smooth sequence from his
pen. Labor? Tho only labor for Mr.
Chambers, apparently, In writing a. play'
Is 'to resist tho call of tho golf links
and the automobile.
JIow on earth are we to have good
plays when one of the men on whom we
depend for a large share of winter
amusement makes confession like this?
Mr, Chambers has given a new idea of
playwrlghtlng to those who have been
dunned Into the belief that of all the
professions In the world that of the
dramatist Is the hardest. Mr. Froh
man has said repeatedly that nothing
Is more difficult of accomplishment
than the construction of a play; Augus
tus Thomas oft-times haa supported
this opinion; so, too, have James M. .
Barrio, Capt. Basil Hood, Henry Arthur
Jones and our own George Ade. And
has not George Bernard Shaw found
particular delight In outpouring his
Ironical soul on the measuring of plays
as so many yards of dress-making ma
terial? Once Shaw expressed wonder
at the patience of Ibsen over a single
play, and hlo surprise was great at the
Norseman's total -gain of "technical
memorandum" after two or three years
of perpetual toil. Shaw has led us to
believe that a blending "of part of Ib
sen's wondrous technique with a native
sklllfulness In descriptive dialogue
would result in plays of irresistible ap
peal. Likewise the Irishman has de
plored the void In the theatrical world
of substance fitting to the "Intellectual"
among play-goers, and today he sitf in
distant retreat from the "vulgar activ
ities" of present-time endeavor In the
theater and rubs his hands In glee at the
distraction of the common tribe of
Easy to write a play? Ibsen's whole
life is a protest against this, and Shaw,
as his disciple, preaches continually
against It, How many of the men who
provided the majority of the plays pre
sented hero last season were possessed
of the notions of Mr. Chambers? How
many of them, too. does Mr. Frohman
embrace in his Indirect avowal of de
pendence on his staff of writers?
Clydo Fitch has not indorsed the Cham
bers opinion, nnd doubtless he never
will. Mr. Fitch has been called the
"American rapid-fire playwright," and
what was the resulf of last year? "Her
Own Way" was a success, so much so
that It bids fair to carry Maxlne Elliott
Into wide esteem In London; but what
about the dismal fate of "Major Andre"
and the later failure of "Glad of It"?
In the quick fall into oblivion of these
two productions we have an argument
that disposes of Mr. Chambers, and
gives a strong reason for the existing
stagnation of theatrical affairs.
How much better it would have been
for Mr. Fitch If ho had concentrated,
like Augustus Thomas, on one play.
Great as was the success of "Pier Own
Way." It fell far short of the popularltj
of "The Other Girl." There was a fin
ish to the Thomas work that was miss
ing from the Fitch comedy. "Her Own
Way" gave the impre5eion that once
with his plot mapped out in detail Mr.
Fitch wrote the dialogue down In fe
verish haste. He did not offer the same
sharp contrast of characters as Mr.
Thomas, and the result of undivided
effort has been that "The Other Girl"
already has brought more gain to Mr.
Thomas than the three plays written
by Mr. Fitch.
A Star of Eighty-Three. '
To do a thing well, and keep on doing
it well until everybody Is brought into
the knowledge of It, is to be great. Mrs.
George H. Gilbert's performances of
old women's parts do not rank among
the most powerful and memorable cre
ations of the stage, but they are
marked by that peralBtent excellence
which is a very good substitute for
We put all this In the present tense,
because it appears that Mrs. Gilbert Is
a dramatic force still to be reckoned
with. Charles Frohman announces
that she. will make a dramatic tour of
the United States next year In a play
of Clyde Fitch's, suggestively entitled
As Mrs. Gilbert was born in October,
1821, she will be S3 years old before she
appears In this new part. Holmes
wrote "Ag spares tho pyramids and
DcJazot" when the great French
actresa was about 75 years old, and her
last appearance. In fact, was made at
the age of 77. And compared with Mrs.
Gilbert,, that phenomenal veterans of
our comedy stage, Joseph Jefferson. Is
a mere youth, for he la but 7o. We
fancy that the American stage Is with
out a precedent for this star of S3.
Mrs. Gilbert aeema to have preserved
her youth by. playing old women's'
ports. That. has boon hor apeciolty foe
forty-svon 3'oars. Her caao seems to
give the lie to the notion that the qual
ity of an actor's part. If It Is played
too long, affects hl3 nature. But per
haps Mrs. Gilbert haa been preserved
from that fate by playing hor old parts
in such a young-hearted wny
The American stage ia proud of hor,
at any rate, and her reception will bo
warm. Now York Mall.
Groat Artists of tno Stago Blessed
1 With Fine Features.
Great actors have come to their pro
fession with fine faeea. Hardly one
falls In this rospect Garrlck, Kemble,
SiddoruvKean. Macready, Miss Fauclt,
and, in our day, Irving, Booth and Pos
sart, all present faces that could bo
called remarkable. On the French
stage, Thalma, Rachel, Vlardot, Garcia,
Frederic Lemaitre, Got, Coquelln, Bern
hardt, Mounet Sully and many more
aro equally distinguished.
Irving, In our own day, la exception
ally gifted, the features being well cut,
bold yet not prominent, and mobile to a
Eingular degree, whilo within are found
singular powers of oxpreeolon, passing
from tenderness to a pleasant air of
comedy, from thenco to an almost Val
talrean air of satire, and thence to tra
gic fierceness, The eyes are wonderful,
deoply net and yet not cavernous, full
of brilliancy and set off by well-arched
Beforo me the other day was a collec
tion of portraits of French players, and
it la amazing what a wealth of expres
sion Is contained In each visage. Got
has an air of crafty persuasion anxiety
peeping through affected indifference.
Coquolln has an exquisite fineness
which measures all Intently, while an
epigram hovers on his lips. Mounet
Sully's face Is refined In tho extrome,
every part being tight and strained and
alive with quivering expression.
And it ia to be noted in tho faces of
these French players what a lifo there
is in the llp3 the -Idea being conveyed
that some Je6t or keen remark io kept
there caged and eager to break away.
The finest French actora head was that
of the great Federic Lemaitre, which
was broad, massive, remarkable for tho
great breadth of tho upper Hp, with
massive hair to match.
Miss Ellen Terry is, perhaps, the most
highly favored woman of the modern
English atago in tho respects men
tioned, though the face itself Is small
and tho. features thin not favorable
conditions, theroforo, for tho footlights.
But what Interest and real expression
breathe from every movement what
tenderness, what a graceful, sympa
thetic figure. Her movements, loo, are
Impulsive and girl-like, each dictated
by nature. I might wish the mouth a
little smaller and tho laugh a little
more harmonious. '
Sarah Bernhardt has a fine, classical
profile, which shows true power of ex
pression as well as that power of evok-
Ing the sympathy of her hearers, Elea
nor Dusc has a pathetlo face, capable
of picturing sorrow more easily than
Annie Russell's countenance is nor
mally placid, evon lacking In expres
sion, but It Is transparent to hor emo
tions, and hence Is generally as beauti
ful as an illuminated cathedral window.
Maude Adams and Mrs. Flske 3hare
with Miss Russell the gift of tho "in
ward light" Frederick Edward 31c
Kay in Chicago Record-Herald.
MAUDE ADAMS'S "PARTNER."
How the Lato Senator Hanna Became
Acquainted With the Actress.
The lote Senator Hanna of Ohio was
considerable of a factor In theatrical
circles. He was the owner of tho Eu
clid Avenue opera-house In Cleveland I
and was at one time Is active manager. I
This, however, was somo fifteen or
more years ago. His early experlenco
as owner and manager provided him
with no little Information ' about the
He was the owner of the opera-house
at the time of his death and has frater
nized more or less with members of the
profession when they visited Cleveland.
Senator Hanna had his stage favor
ites among the number being Maude
Adams. The first time the Senator
over saw Miss Adams was when she
was playing Babble In "Tho Little Min
ister." Her childlike simplicity was a
revelation to the Senator. He had
heard of her, but this was th'e first time
ho had ever witnessed one of her per
formances. Hp seemed to have been,
of the impression than tho actress was
older and larger than she was. To find
her so youthful and less In stature than
he had expected was somewhat of a
He soon became so Impressed vwilh
the girl's cleverness and genuine" dra- j
niatic art that he stepped from his box ;
and asked the pleasure of meeting Miss
Adams. She, of course, received him
graciously, and probably a little awed,
for at that time the Senator was ad
vancing rapidly as the one great man
ager and leader of the Republican par
ty. Miss Adams, of course, knew nothing
about politics, nor had she the least
Idea that he knew anything about tho
theatrical business. She was Ignorant
of his being the owner of the theater
In which she was playing. He was en
thusiastic in his praise of her perform
ance and quickly entered Into conver
sation, of which the theater and acting
was the topic, the knowledge of whloh
quite surprised Miss Adams, showing
that the Senator was an acute obser
ver and knew how parts should be
played as well as anyone.
Before the curtain rang up the Senator
asked her If everything- was all right
about the theater, If anything was
needed in her dressing-room that has
not been supplied, if there was enough
heat, too much or loo little, und such
questions as a houso manager would
naturally Inquire from the star playing
at his house. Miss Adams wondered
why he should ask these questions, but
before loaving the stage he informed
her that he was the owner of the prop
erty and If everything was not as she
desired it, he would have all defects
remedied. The result was that the late
Sonator Hanna and Miss Adams be
came great friends. He sat in his box
during every performance of her en
gagement, and every evening there was
In her dressing-room a great bunch of
Chamberlain's Colic, Cholera and
Tills remedy la certain to bo needed
in almost every home beforo the sum
mer 5s over. It can always be deponded
upon even In the most severe and dan
gerous cases. It is especially valuable
for summer disorders in children. It
is pleasant to take and never falls to
give prompt relief. Why not buy It
now? It may save life. For solo by
nil leadlnK druggists,
, Amerioan beauties, tho card alwaytiB
bearing the aamo inscription
"From your partner, M. A. H." Wkp1
Miss Adams was in somewhat of Be'
quundary to know why the Senator fllt?lej.',
ways used the word "partner," where-?3t 1
upon he explained: illil
"My dear little girl, don't you see thatKiKr
great crowd ot people out there? They? w&
all paid money to get in hore to seat' Wr
you. You aro giving the performance I F'
I own the house. The money out in the!
box office is ours. You got your Bhare'
I get mine. Don't you see, we aro naru!
norsr' k1 I
Mlas Adums then undorstood the sig-j &
nificance of tho Senator's use of thftj lit
word "partner." Tho Senator took MIbr-1 ki
Adams somewhat Into his confidences w
and told her that it was a good deal- I?
easier for hlnh to raise money with her' iP1
as his attraction In his theater,, than Iti i
was when attempting to raise campaign
funds by "passing tho hat," as he w
termed tho collection of money for w
campaign purposes. If Miss Adams')
happened to be playing in any city fj?
where tho Senator chanced to be. aftorj $
the first performance he always re-f j
membered her by sending her a boau--5t'i
tlful box of flowers, and always wlth'fw'
the compliments of hor "partner " .Its?
Brighf's Disease and
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San Francisco, June 20, 1804.', j
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physician who was himself a victim &jT$
Diabetes. Tho object of the viBlt wHK
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alleged euro for Bright's Disease andf
Diabetes, and hear his vcrdlot. Ho de-'gl
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Both Prof. Yost and his physician atWM
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