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already vast Barrymore following, at
the same time establishing "The
Shadow" as a drama with one of the
most moving human plots that has
been disclosed in years.
Elsie Ferguson ui-'The Outcast"
is still giving lier wonderful delinea
tion of the main part. I confess that
until I saw Miss Ferguson in this play
I had never had any great idea of her
ability but Miss Ferguson is here, she
is no longer an ambitious comer.
George Cohan with his "Hello
Broadway" makes perhaps the great
est appeal to the out-of-town visitor
that is made by any theatrical pro
ducer in New York. Cohan knows his
Broadway forward and backward. Its
broilers and flappers as well as its
wine agents and electric lights all
wink at him and call him George. He
knows what the people want and he
gives it to them, human stuff in a
human way, consequently his three
productions, "Hello Broadway," "It
Pays to Advertise" and "Oh Trial,"
are already piling up his income tax
THE" ARMY. OF
BY FRED ISLER.
Teamster and Sec'y Hoboes' Union.
PENNY SOUP KITCHENS. "Ex
tra From 11 a. m. to 3 p. m., during
the cold weather, penny soup at 671
S. State st If carried away, one cent
The above sign is displayed above
the door of the Salvation Army hall
on South State street. Bread is in
cluded with the soup.
Inquiring of one of the men who
patronize this particular soup kitchen
I was informed that when the weath
er takes a turn to the cold as high
as 175 men take advantage of the
opportunity to get "for a penny a
bowl of soup and a hunk of bread
as big as this," the man replied, while j
I illustrating the dimensions of the food
with his hands.
A penny looks big to some of the
unemployed. It would be laughable
if it was not such a tragedy, but even
for that miserable penny they may
get something that will temporarily
fill a stomach that is eternally cry
ing for food.
Some of the unemployed who fre
quent the place and who evidently
belong to the radical type have im
proved their opportunity by writing
upon sheets of cardboad signs read
ing: "Work, not Chanty. These
few words represent the sentiments
of the large majority of the unem
ployed. They know only too well that char
ity, and especially the hypocritical
brand that covers a multitude of sins
and is so much in evidence nowadays,
has a strong tendency to debase and
degrade the recipient. The idea of
becoming objects of charity is posi
tively repulsive to them. Not only
are they willingl but actually anxious
to labor daily for a living, for they
know that honest labor win give them
a measure of independence and en
able them to look the world, square in
the face, work not charity" proves
conclusively that the self-respecting
workingman will not meekly bow his
head and accept the dole of charity
before having exhausted all possible
means to secure a job. This speaks
well for them and is evidence enough
to show that the overwhelming ma
jority of the unemployed will work
and not shirk, as some of the know- ""
nothings would like to have us be- '
(Next "Five-Cent Restaurants.) '
Though you have everything you '"
like, and riches co'me to you,
You still may be unhappy, son;'
you'll find that this is true: rt
But you can fill your days with joy;
get this, it isn t salve,
The way to be real happy is to like'
the things you h?t