Ophelia being over, 1 was just
leaving the theater in'street cos
tume, when I heard someone say,
wO, she's fainted." "
I looked around in time to see
one of the nuns who was about to
carry in the bier, drop
It was almost time for "heir
cue, II knewj and there was no
time to Jose. I threw off my fur
coat, grabbed the Hea.d-dress.and
robe of the nun, and took my
j)Jace by the side of hiyown bier!
Of coursel the audience didn't
know, but Booth who was some
what of a wag, almost converted
tragedy into comedy by mutter
ing between his lines, "0. I see
then, Ophelja is alive again!"
FIREMEN ENJOYED THIS
SOT OFFIRE FIGHTING
Hamilton, Orit, March. 11,
The firemen of tnis city enjoyed
thetnselves 'this morning,
Edna WallaceHopper, Rich
ard Carle and members of the
"Jumping Jupiter" company were
cut off jon the upper floors of the
Hotel Cecil, in hich fire, broke
out at 4 o'clock
The' firemen say the fire des
troyed the stairways to the up
per floors Where the company
was. Richard" Carle says he
thinks the firemen hacked the
stairways to pieces with their lit
tle axes. " t '
However this may be, the com
pany was. cut off, and the Ham
ilton fire brigade gave an excel
lent exhibjtiQh of the. 'proper way
to carry chorus girls' down exten
Mbst of the chprus girls were
so ex'cited they 'didn't wait to put
on any more clothes than vhat
they had slept in. It is wonder
ful how little, chorus girls can
sleep in, in cold weather such as
Hamilton is experiencing.
Richard Carle Himself was the
last person to escdoejirom tbe
burning hotej. "He walked down
an extension ladder in solitary
stale and dignity.
Carle s'ays he is a Heavy sleep
er, and tha't his room was at the
end of theCorridor.
"I was the last member of the
dompany awakened. I Heard the
shouts. Someone hammered on
the door. j
" 'The hoteHsfon fire shouted
a man's voice." 'Escape by the
Stairways is cut pff. Hurry up,'
and I'll carry you down the ex
tension ladder.' (
"So I hurried up, and came out
But when the firemen fawMrief
in -ttjiy pajamas., He took one dis
gusted look. " r '
"'Climb down yqurs'elf he
said, and turned and walked
But the firemen enjoyed it, and
the chorus"' girls didn't?" seem to
mind a bit. In fact,rone little
blonde, after being "saved" once,
scrambled back, up the ladder to
rescue her cat. Af ter she got the
cat, she stood at a window .and
cried for ihe handsome iireman
who had fsaved' her tHe first time
to come and do.it again. He did.
' o 0
I met a weeping, wailing man
.I asked him why he cried; , . .
'Why, I let someone, get my goat
And sp I cannot ride."
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