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dancing partner of Adelaide. They
appeared together in "The Passing
Show of 1912" at the Winter Garden,
and just as that attraction started on
tour the management was notified
that its terpsichorean headliners had
become partners in earnest.
Adelaide has become known both
in this country and in Europe, dur
ing the past few seasons, as one of
the most graceful dancers in the pro
fession. Luigi Gasparini got onto the stage
just about as rapidly as anybody ever
Luigi was chopping the plaster off
old bricks in the excavation at Lenox
avenueand 51st street, where Oscar
Hemmerstein is building his new
opera house, and singing as he work
ed. Harry Hammerstein, Oscar's
youngest son, who is supervising the
work, heard him.
In about two minutes Harry hiked
to a telephone and got father on the
wire. "Hey, dad!" he shouted.
"Come over to the hole in the
ground, right away!"
Oscar hopped into a taxi and came
post-haste, thinking there must be a
strike on hand. Reassured on this
point by his son, he listened to Luigi's
"Come out of that," he shouted to
the brick-cleaner. "Quit this job and
report to the chorus master of my
"Tanka you, boss," gasped Gas
parini. He got his coat, took his pay
check and went home to put on
clothes better suited for a grand
John Cort is going to do something
rather unusual for a "legitimate man
ager and producer he plans to send
out two vaudeville road companies
next season. Among the people he
has under contract are Anna Held,
William Farnum, Lillian Russell,
Ching Ling Foo and George Beban.
Two plays which ran through the
winter are still running just two;
and both are drawing big houses, de
spite the heat. One is "Within the
Law," of which 375 performances
have been given, and the other "Peg
o' My Heart," with 250 to its credit.
Not a member of the cast of the
latter play has yet missed a perform
ance. o o
YOU HAVE TO FIND OUT FOR
By Berton Braley. . ?
Now Adam most probably knew
Much more about life than his son,
But I'll warrant his son snorted,
When father told what should be
Like many a boy who is bright,
He said, "The Old Man's on the
Well he learned his father was
But he had to find out for himself.
And so it has gone down the years,
The young ever doubting the old
And suffering sorrow and tears,
Because they refused to be told.
Each girl oh, you couldn't tell her.
Each boy was a wise little elf,
And so, , as was bound to occur,
He had to find out for himself.
Through trouble and sorrow and pain
We gather the little we know,
And then when we try to explain
Our children just laugh as they go.
You laughed at the words of your
(And you've paid both in worry
And you'll get the same deal from
For he has to find out for himself!
"All right, sir," said a lawyer to a
prospective client; "I'll take the case.
I feel assured that I can get you jus
tice." "Hang it all!" replied the liti
gant "If that's the best you can do
I'd better go elsewhere!"