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Kraus remarked. "No pain absolute
ly. It was all along just as if I were
"Dr. Wright said I must take Tchai
kowsky's 1812 overture.
"And that is what I took."
"Tchaikowsky's 1812 overture
played on an excellent gramaphone
placed close to the operating table all
the while the physician was driving
his sharp knives and lances into my
"The operation proves what I have
'long believed, that music is the best
anesthetic for musicians. For the
man possessing an artistic sense sko
pamaline, cocaine, ether, chloroform,
aftd such things are not needed, I
" "Music is sufficient. It has sooth
ed the wildest rage of savage beasts.
Why then should it not sooth mortal
pains. Thus I argued when I went
on the operating table and by per
sonal test proved my belief."
Supporting Dr. Kraus' statement
Dr. Wright today declared that the
artist appeared quite insensible to
pain during the operation.
"It was a remarkable demonstra
tion," Dr. Wright said. "If I had not
seen the thing with my own eyes I
would not have believed it possible."
Florence Victor, charming Texas
lass, possessing "rare photographic
quality," is Vitagraph's newest re
cruit Mae Murray, beautiful Broadway
favorite, has deserted the stage for
the screen and will appear under the
"The Black Crook," famous Amer
ican stage production, is shortly to
be filmed by Kalem.
Just for a touch of realism, Mae
Marsh, Gliffith star, voluntarily
touched a red hot stove in a scene for
Bessie Love, new recruit tX Grif
fith studios, is being hailed as the
new Mary Pickford. She is affec
jtionately called "Our Mary."
HER HUSBAND IN TRENCHES,
SHE ON STAGE IN U. S.
IMRS BOBBIE HORME.
Mrs. Home might have stayed in
London and dodged Zeppelins while
her soldier husband, Capt C. Mor
ton Home, led his regiment, the
King's Own Scottish Borderers, into
action. But London is lonesome.
Mrs. "Bobbie" has come to America
and to pass the time while war wages
she'll resume her place on the stage
and play the role of Pleasure in the
new play "Experience."
A LESSON IN ECONOMY
A lesson in economy is offered by
an Oklahoma barber who also ran a
saloon before the state went dry.
He had a sign painted which read:
"What do you think? Tim Casey
gives a shave with every drink."
The plan was a success from the
start Finally Casey decided he
would discontinue it A touch or two
of paint and his sign read like this:
"What! Do you think Tim Casey
gives a shave with every drink?,"
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