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in th'ese busy non-sentiment-days of
She wraps around the stage and'
the stage folk the. touch of mysticism
and wonder in which the people lof
yesterday dressed both. She puts the
glamor of the footlights back around
the hero, and giyes again to us the
leading lady who really sighs for the
lover whom. Fate has torn from her,
arms. And she does it all by anec-'
dote and gossipjof '.the. stage and
stage folk as sheNsees them through
the eyes of memory.
Mrs. Walters, commenced her the
atrical career- at theJTheater Hoyal,
Glasgow, Scotland,-playing ingenue
roles opposite Sir Henry. Jrving, who
was then the juvenile man of the
company. Her husband, the late
George W. Walters, was the stage
LittleVby little this woman of the
yesterday told me" the progress of her
stage career from, the day when she
proudly took a child's parti without!
lines, up to the point where she Was.
a "walking lady," then a talking lady
ani finally the lead in her husband.'s
company in this country. ,
For years, as the oldrtimers will re
member, she and her husband had a.
company at McVicker's theater, Chi
cago. They made, thatl their head
quarters and went south and west
from there. e '
Through all her conversation there
ran a frequent reference to- Mr.'
Walters, and when she reached the"
"point in her narrative relating to her
husband's' death, Mrs. Walters falter
ed and stopped altogether.. Then,
quite unintentionally,- I learned that
the stage, since he ceased to live,- is
not the place it was for -the woman
who spent an ordinary lifetime work
ing beside her first love.
She's still'before the public and
she's as fond of approbatidn as ever,
but she works now tobe in the as
mosphere and with the kind of people
her husband loved. "I couldn't live
if. I didn't work. I'd be solonely,"
she told -me,r .
Mrs. Walters is a member of the.
Philadelphia Lubin stock company of
moving picture players.
Recently she spent several months
up in Maine taking the chief charac
ter parts in some interesting outdoor
When I asked her to mention a few
of. her favorite pictures she said,
''The One Horse Shay;" "The Old
Oakerf Bufcket" and '"The Village
Blacksmith' . '
THIRTY-ONE PROMINENT MEN
CHARGED WITH ARSON .
Municipal' Judge Wade today is
sued 114 warrants charging 31 men,
said to"be prominent in business and
insurance circles.' with'- arson.
Fivfi nf th warrants' call for the
arrest of alleged menibers of the
arson trust .residing outside of Chi
cago. ' -Disclosures made by John Danies
and Ben Fink, torches of the arson
trust, led to the" issuance of the war
rants. " - '-'
f State's Attorney Franks-Johnson,
who has conducted 'thearson investi
gation, refused to niake public the
names of any" of' the accused men,
fearing they would leave town if they
learned they were wante'd.
Arrests will be 'made at once, and
the 'men'twill be -held under heavy
bond to await the investigation of a
special grand jury, which will be im
' The guard 'which has charge of
Danies and Fink' was doubled today
when a. report-came to .the state's at
torney's office that an attempt might
be made to put the two men upon
whom the prosecution depends for
its case out of the way. The hiding
place of Danies and Fink is known
only to Johnston and tie men guard
o o .
The Kukuhuhus of New Guinea
are a people who. absolutely refuse
to be civilized. You can put a bot
tle of prime whiskey right at "their
doors and they won't touch it, -