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One wonders how the lady will
smuggle the -five hundred dollars'
worth of feathers into this country
where this kind of plumage is inter
dicted. o o
SCREAMED HERSELF INTO JOB;
VOICE NO USE NOW
BASEBALL AND ART
BY EDMUND VANCE COOK
Baseball? I scorn to take its part
On lesser grounds than those of Art
But why is not the wide, glad view
Of golden day and action, too
More than the little, canvassed
That mimicry of Nature there,
Viewed in the stagnant gallery air?
Shall I not stay and let you go
To cast yourself before Corot
And grovel down before Watteu?
Must art be ancient ere it thrive?
Why, look you here is art alive?
Like Titian loved, behold the head
Of Donahue, forenamed The Red!
Here stands "the discus thrower."
Why better if he were antique"?
Hibernian gods are good as Greek!
Why should New York and its
Bow down before a Greek divinity
When they have had their own Mc-
No matter of what school you be,
Though Raphaelite or Post-.-or Pre1,
For here It is and here its fru3.
Here Hector fights and Priam roots.!
Here burns the fire Time may not
With brow a-frown and fist a-clench,
Achilles sulks upon the beach!
Look! look again! and gain your fill
Of Art alive, and feeLits thrill!
Ajax defies the umpire still!
(Edmund Vance Cook in Basbol
ogy Copyright, 1912, Forbes & Co.)
Annie Edney is said to have
screamed herself into a job once upon
a time in "dear old Lunnon town."
She was looking for a position with
a tehatrical company, so the story
goes. A consultation with the man
ager indicated that she would have
to scream in the part assigned to
She "allowed" . that she could
scream to order in first-class fashion.
o a short synopsis of the play was
given to her. Her husband was sup
posed to have dropped dead. She,
seeing the figure of her loved one at
her feet, then was to give a cry which
would send shivers over the audi
ence. Miss Edney walked to the stage
door, turned, and gave the requisite
shriek which drew stage hands, po
lice and people off the street to dis
cover what was the matter.
She got the job!
Now Miss Edney is a member of
the "Essanay moving-picture company.-