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IT PAID HER TO BE KIND
Maybe there's a moral in the experience qf Mrs. Mattie Hannun, who
at Evansville, Ind., as the story runs, recently collected a $37,000 reward tor
having, 24 years ago, given to a man who appeared to be a tramp, a cold
biscuit and a cup of coffee.
And the how of it was thus: One day an eccentric wanderer called at
a house in Vincehnes, inwhich Mattie worked as a maid, and asked for a
bite to eat The man of the house drove him away; but Mattie, tenderer
hearted, watched her chance and gave him the" makings of a meal.
Her kindness so impressed the wanderer that he went to a house
nearby borrowed a piece Qf brown paper and on it wrote his will, naming
Mattie as his heir.
The years flew. In a hovel on the edge of Evansville a demented miser
lived alone. Finally he had to be taken to an asylum, where he died. Be
neath the hovel's floor the curious neighbors found over $50,000 hoarded.
Then Mattie remembered her will and after a long lawsuit she obtained pos
session of the bulk of the recluse's fortune, for it was he to whom she had
given that lucky hand-out
We say maybe there's a moral in this tale, but somehow we don't find
it easy to locate.
Yet we're glad Mattie realized on her adventure in philanthrophy.
Virtue, of course, is its own best reward; but if there had been no other
in this case, where would we have found so interesting a story?
YOU'LL SEE THESEATTHE MOVIES THIS FALL
BY GERTRUDE M. PRICE,
The DaV Book's Moving Picture
The millions of "movie" fans who
have caught thte "picture" habit are
not likely to be disappointed this win
ter in, the supply of entertainment.
Everything from the birds and
beasts of Darkest Africa to the
money-making process in the United
States mint is being caught by the
camera man to be reproduced on the"
Current events, political doings,
scientific discoveries, the geat scenic
wonders of nature and the hitherto
more or lessr, exclusive playing of
great players' are subjects for the
There are many big, new features
for the winter!
A six-part film Version of Dickens'
famous "David Copperfleld" is being
brought over from England.
The Kinemacolor has a new series
of "Popular Players Off the Stage,"
which will include Anna Held,
Blanche Ring, Raymond Hitchcock,
Weber a"nd Fields and several other
Florence Roberts has played "Sa
pho" for the film.
Under Daniel Frohman's direction,
Lillie Langtry has interpreted the title
role in "His Neighbor's Wife," which
will be released this month.
Rex Beach's famous book, "The
Spoilers" has been filmed by the Selig
Company. King Baggot, the popular
independent "movie" star recently
returned froni Great Britain, where
he played the title Kile in a careful,
correct production of "Ivanhoe."
,rLes MIserables," well acted and
well staged; "Anthony and Cleopa
tra" and the "Last Days of Pompeii,"
are among the imported films which
will be handled this winter as theatri
cal attractions, constituting, as each
does, an entire evening's entertainment