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Frances Starrand Jerome Fatrfck in "Marie-Odile"
New York, Jan. 30. In "Marie
Odile," a play of the France-Prussian
war, by Edward Knoiblauch, a new
Frances Starr is revealed. '
Sister Marie-Odilet taken into the
Alsatian convent as.a foundling,, has,
at the age of 18, never-seen any man
save the infirm gardener and an aged
Spriest. The, great facjs of life have
been kept from hers The good sis-
ters flee from, the convent .at the ap
. proach of Germans soldiers. Marie
Odile, left behind -.alone, yields her
self in her pristine s innocence to a
young officer. It is"(he "firsi romance
of his life, too. He will come for her
when the war is over.
A bullet ends the war foy him.
"When the sisters return. to the con
vent a year later they find Marie
Odile rejoicing in the possession of
her baby; "a miracle!" she breath
lessly tells them. But the mother
superior sternly disillusions poor Ma-rie-Odife.
For her sin she is turned
out of, -the convent, with her child.
Still not understanding in the least
wherein she "has sinned, she goes.
No more beautiful performance of
the part could be-imagined than that
given "By "Miss Sfarr," It is a marvel