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of her stony heart and a complete
family reconciliation, in which a
great variet yof amusing persons
Alice Brady, daughter of Manager
William A. Brady, who has been
steadily making her way to the front,
is the daughter-in-law, and plays the
part most artistically. Florine Arnold,
always a "scream," gives a splendid
performance a sthe shrewish old
lady. Hilda Englund is a very funny
Swedish maid, and there are four
stage children in the cast who are
so human that it's hard to believe
they are acting.
Eva Tanguay's salary in vaudeville
used to be $3,000 a week.
That was a nice little salary, as
salaries go. Also it was the vaude
ville top-notch. Then somebody hired
Ethel Barrymore for a few weeks at
$3,500 a week. Eva promptly de
manded that her salary be increased
so that she wouldn't be taking any
of Miss Barrymore's dust. Her re
quest was refused. "I'll quit," she
said. "Quit," replied the vaudeville
She did quit. She organized' her
own company and went on the road.
That was neaily a year ngo, and only
in one week of that period have Eva's
clear profits been less than $6,000.
Recently the 44th Street Music
Hall, hard put to it for a smashing
top-liner, wired Miss Tanguay, ask
ing what terms she would make.
Careless Eva answered that she
would take 65 per cent of the gross
receipts, with a guarantee of $7,000
Would you like to know what are
the three most profitable theatrical
attractions op tour, according to a
well-posted local authority?
Ziegfeld's "Follies," "Damaged
Goods" and Evelyn Nesbit Thaw.
The "Follies' played to $21,000 in
a week in Pitjtsburg. The medical
play turns them, away everywhere.
Evelyn took in $20,000 in one week
in Boston and $29,000 during a sim
ilar period in Chicago.
Legs, disease and scandalous no
toriety the three big financial suc
cesses of the season.
No wonder a good many managers
the ones who put money first are
reaching into every sewer and sink
hole for more 'adram" of the kind
that pays big.
THE PATRIOTIC CHAMBER
A committee of the New York Chamber of Commerce recommends
that members of that organization encourage their employes in every pos
sible way to join the National Guard and Naval militia.
This is wise action, patriotic action and also Chamber of Commerce
action. It might be followed by similar action by the New York Stock Ex
change, the National Manufacturers' Association, the directorates of the
various Standard Oil Companies, J. P. Morgan & Co., the National Asso
ciation of Bankers, and so forth, and so forth.
Of course, there are other ways in which to fill up the guard and
militia 'which organizations may, sometime, have to bleed and die in de
fense of the national honor, or vested interests of undertaxed property '
holdings, or something equally as good.
For instance, some of the thousands of members of the New York
Chamber of Commerce might themselves enlist. It ought to prove a pro
ductive example to the poor devils of employes, who have always had to do
the bleeding and dying but who, recently, the world over, are showing
backwardness ahout being offered up as meat for gunpowder.
Pocsooth, example is a great thing. Remember how Tom Sawyer, got
the other boys to whitewash that fence for him?