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up till we succeed. The people who
work must play. Labor Day must
now be devoted to thoughts of en
larging the efficiency of play not of
work. Else the people perish."
ONE DAY ON THE STAGE WAS
ALL HE COULD STAND
New York, Aug. 30. One stage
struck young man has been cured.
He is Jack Rosenthal, small son of
J. J. Rosenthal, theatrical man, and
Kathryn Osternian, actress.
Miss Osterman took Jack with her
on a tour of her vaudeville act, in
which she appears with Louis Simon.
There is also a midget in the act
One afternoon the midget wanted to
go to a ball game in a Western city,
and he asked Jack to play his part,
so he could get off. Jack knew the
part, from watching it, and he was
tickled to death to be a real actor.
The midget's part includes some
kicking and cuffing, and, just to make
a good actor of Jack, nothing was
omitted from this feature of his role.
A few days later his father, in New
York, got this letter:
"I played the midget's part in ma's
sketch today. Black and blue all
over. Darn mad, too. Never again!
I'm going to be a farmer."
Taylor Granville played in London
for a few weeks this summer. In the
Strand, one day, he saw a sign:
"American Bar." He went inside and
asked the barkeeper to mix him a
While the barkeeper was concoct
ing the drink, Granville looked on in
amazement. Finally a glass of pink
liquid was set before him.
"Would you drink one of those?"
inquired the actor of the barkeeper.
"Sure I would," was the answer.
"Why not sir?"
"Well," said Granville, "you mix
up another one and drink it and if
you're alive after five minutes I'll
Wilson Mizner is undoubtedly one
of the most cautious playwrights in
the profession. A woman who col
lects autographs sent him her album
the other day, with the request that
he put his name in it., He did, and
this is what appeared above the auto
graph: "This signature not good in any
bank in America or Europe."
"Will you charge my bill, old
man?" pleaded Reggie Hardup of the
waiter who had served him Scotch
"Nothing doing on the charge, sir,"
replied the waiter. "The boss orders
nothing goes but cash even on
POISON USUALLY AILED 'EM
Six hundred years ago the knowl
edge of medicine was at a pretty low
ebb. In the event of a person of any
consequence falling sick, the doctors,
profiting by past experience, pro
nounced the patient as suffering from
the effects of poison.
In the year 1296, Albert, emperor
of Austria, fell ill, and his -doctors,
suspecting that he had been poison
ed, Hung him up by the heels and
tore out one of his eyes that the
poison might drain through the emp