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mindful of last season's. one-act sen
sation, "AnyJMight." It will be inter
esting to see, as the season wears on,
what measure of public approval is
really going to be awarded this new
type of drama-Jhich stops at noth
ing in its revelations of human
viciousness and depravity.
Young Edward Ziegler, the baking
powder multi-millionaire, seems to
have chosen cannily when he made
his first theatrical plunge in "Adele."
The new musical comedy won't
need Ziegler's backing, from all pres
ent appearances. It has scored one
of the biggest hits registered In New
York in years. It's most musical, it is
very funny, it has been superbly stag
ed by Ben Teal and is excellently
sung and acted by Natalie Alt, Geor
gia Caine, Hal Forde, Craufurd Kent
A new comedy, "Her Own Money,"
by Mark Swan, deals with the theme
of a wife's financial dependence; on
the bad habit some husbands have of
always asking, "Well, what do you
want to do with it?" when, friend
wife asks for a dollar or two.
Swan's play is amusingly written,
but he makes -his husband so terribly
stupfcVand selfish as to pass human
belief, and thus sadly mars an other
wise attractive little piece.
When Charles Frohman told John
Drew, this summer, that he was to
play Benedick in "Much Ado About
Nothing" and advised him to "get up
in the part," Drew replied that he
"I've been studying it ever since
you told me you were going to let me
do it," said the famed full-dress actor.
"How long Is that?" queried Froh
man. "Eighteen years."
, Which being the case, the Froh-man-Drew
production of the Shake
sperean comedy, at the Empire, is
quite satisfactory. Laura Hope,Crews
makes a charming Beatrice.
EVERYONE WANTS TO MARRY
Edmonton, Alta., Sept. 20. Joseph
Schwartz, a wealthy farmer of Al
berta, is being fairly smothered with
love letters. Receiving his mail in a
wheelbarrow, he needs the assist
ance of a bookkeeper to tabulate ,it.
Women from all over the world, of all
colors, white, black, green and yel
low, in all states and conditions and
professions, insane and otherwise,
have sent tokens of affection to him.
Schwartz asked the chief of police
of Edmonton to find him a wife,
hence the trouble.
HAS SOLID SILVER JAW
Joliet, III., Sept. 20. Miss Eliza
beth Nemanieh is proud of her solid
silver jaw. It was put in by doctors
because the girl had contracted the
"fossy" jaw disease while working in
a match factory. The artificial jaw
takes away none of the young girl's
"Any fish in there, boy?"
"Then why are you fishing?'
"I'm trying tojind out"