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ing tne moncn or May wai aa follows:
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Dally average for month 62.710
The net total circulation of The 'Wash
ington Times (dally) during the month of
May was 1.239.7SQ. all copies left over and
returned being eliminated. This number,
when divided by 27. the number of days of
publication, shows the net dally averaco for
May to have been. 45,917.
The number of complete and perfect copies
of The Washington Times printed Sundays
during the month o) May was as follows:
May, 7 48.201 I May 21 47.141
May 14 4S.216 I May 28 48.343
Total for month 191.901
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was 166.357. all copies left oer and returned
by agents being eliminated. This number,
when divided by 4. the number or Sundays
during May. shows the net Sunday aerage
for May to hae been 41.589. (
In each issue of The Times the circulation
Pgures for the previous day are plainly
rrlnted at the head of the first page at the
left of the date line.
Entered at the Postofflce at Washington.
D. C . as second class matter.'
What Is a coronation compared to a
It Mill have to become much cooler
than It has hem of late to rob the
twimmlng pools of their popularity.
It seems that although the Marine
Band belongs to the United States It
does not follow that it's la the union.
Even the asphalt In front of the
V'hite I-iou-e has been beautifully fln-h-hed
In time for the President's silver
It does seem that the Census Bureau,
where accuracy and certalr.lv should "as
supreme, is about the last place for tho
indulgence of games of chance.
The hsterical young woman who
swallowed the contents of a bottle of
Iodine yesterday must have had a dark
lirown taste in her mouth this morning.
The Speaker and the ex-Speaker of
the Houc are men of similar taste in
silver wedding gifts, if not In parlia
mentary rulings. They both send
American Beauty roses.
Mr and Mrs. D. H. Woolf were
scheduled to arrive in Washlnton to
day after a 5,000-mile walk from
Kansas City. Of course Washington
is worth walking that far to see.
The memorial services held by the
Odd Fellows of Washington vesterday
in commemoration of those who have
died during the past twelve months
were attended bv 3.000 members, and
were deeplv impressive.
Just think of being the dircctor-In-lilef
of such a silver v- eddlnc as to
days and not being married yourself.
And Maior Putt has sot no further to
ward matrimony than the acquisition of
two old-fashioned bed qulits.
It Is small wonder that the Weather
Forecaster is strikingly conservative
in his predictions for today. Few Wash
ingtonians have forgotten the first san
ple of official forecisting he dished up
for President Taft, on one March 4. re
cently. Major E Eveleth Wlnslow, who is
slated to conduct a portion of the Pan
ama canal fortifications under Colonel
Goethals, has a genius for this special
type of engineering work. Major Win
fclow won recognition from the War De
partment fpr his fine work in the con
struction of the Pearl harbor defenses
One of the prettiest religious ob
servances in Washington is the even
song services at Mt. St. Alban Sun
day afternoons where, under the mas
sive forest trees, one may participate
and at the same time see almost the
whole of the city unfolded to view
beyond the stone cross before which
the services are conducted.
The suggestion that Washington have
a real estate show is a good one. Cleve
land, Chicago, and New York have had
them and found them popular and pro
ductive of good results through new In
terest in home building and home own
ing Considering that real estate plays
such an important pait in local business
life, a show here ought to be a big suc
cess. The Fcle tlon of William J. Hughes as
scretarv "of the committee of the Su
preme Court to tevise the rules of prac
tice for the .ourts of equltv was less of
a surprise to his friends than to the re
cipient. Mr. Hughes Is a recognized au
thority on practice and piocedme in the
Supreme Court and the honor bestoweT
on him is generally commended by mem
bers of tho bar here.
E C. Getslnger advances a propo
sition that should meet with favor
here when he suggests that Instead
of permitting the New York banks
to finance the proposed $10,000,000
Persian Ipan, Washington banks
should undertake it. This Is doubly
interesting- when it is recalled that
W. Morgan Shuster, a Washington
man, is guiding the Persian finances.
The Columbia Turnverein. In common
with similar organization's through the
world, celebrated en vestcrdav tho cen
tenary of the establishment of the first
Turnrlat. in which gymnastic exer
cises were combined with the cultiva
tion of German unity and patriotism.
Fiederich Lttdwie Jahn. the founder of
the organization, r-as duly honored,
and tlKf celcbifition was worthy of the
grtai institution which flourishes so
What has become of. the Chamber o
ommece!sJElan to help Baltimore
'a art i"e Remo??sU nitipnat conven-
v tcxt-icar . canltt""! waaap-
ptlctet. Jor MJi puryosa-i about iva
months ago, but no report has yet
been made. Washington would bene-
'At as much an Baltimore '.bv having
Uhe convention .there--J the special.
committee is doing nothing; why not
turn the assignment oveftb the con',
"Members of the District Naval
Militia are looking forward "with
eagerness ,to their cruise on a real
battleship of the Atlantic fleet, which
Is to begin at Norfolk on July 15.
The 150 Washington men will be
under command of Capt. S. W. Strat
ton and will participate In an at
tack on Long- Island. The disasters
of the last cruise on the Puritan still
rankle In the breasts of the militia
men, and they expect this to bo "a
The Baltimore and Ohio made a strong
play for popular favpr and patronage
todav bv placing ordinary passenger
coaches In its "Royal Limited" trains.
Many a man and woman, 'too has
looketW longingly upon the "Royal Lim
ited." but taken another train, mayhan
on another road, because of the added
expense that it entailed .because it con
tained only Pullman cars. Both the
Baltimore and Ohio and the public
ought to gain money and conven'.enc
by the Innovation.
Representative Doremus, who was
comptroller of the city of Detroit before
he became a Democratic member of the
House, has come forward with a pro
posal for a national public (service com
mission. He favors the creation of a
commission in Washington, to control
and regulate the local utilities and to
assist the other cities' of the country
In handling their corporations. Mr.
Doremus is an expert on municipal
government, and his scheme undoubt
edly has merit, but just now about all
Its advocacy would accomplish would
bo to head off the establishment of a
commission for the District of Colum
bia. Nothing should be permitted to
hinder the local project at this time.
THE FIRST CITIZEN'S SILVER
The human side of rank and great
ness found eloquent expression when,
on the death of the Prince Consort, the
-widowed Queen and Empress exclaimed
with simple pathos: "There is no one
left to call me Victoria now!'
So far as a Chief Magistrate can
divest himself at any time of his 'offi
cial character, President Taft will cele
brate tonight, in the capacity of citi
zen, husband, and father, the silver
anniversary of his wedding to the wife,
of his youth. For the time being lie
has laid aside the cares of state, which
so often make exalted station but a
glistening grief, a golden sorrow. Five
thousand friends, bound to him by per
sonal rather than official tics, will
gather about him as the afternoon
deepens into twilight, and darkness, in
turn, bursts into auroral splendor.
They have come, not as guests at a rou
tine function such as a rigid etiquette
prescribes. They come as fellow-citizens
to felicitate him aty the end of
five-and-twenty years of that mutual
love and domestic peace .by which man
"redoubles his j'oys and cuts his griefs
Testimonials of esteem marvels
which Demetrius the silversmith
might have wrought in the noontide
of Asiatic art have been pouring in
from every quarter of the country
upon the happy couple. The wizardry
of electric skill, the opulence of rare
and fragrant flowers, the masters of
music have been called into requisition
to impart the glamour of fairyland to
the white simplicity and green luxu
riance of the First Citizen's official
masterw orks of the" silversmith are
the memories which the anhiversary
recalls; more radiant than the festival
splendor around him is the steadfast
flame which lights the inner shrine of
love and loyalty. Sharing the prestige
of today as they shared the joya and
sorrows along the highway which led
to this proud eminence, ' they have
reached the summit of earthly honors.
"Fir6t among equals," under our
democratic form of government, they
enjoy a distinction to which tlic pomp
and circumstance of sovereignty is but
an empty showT
And yet amidst it all memory wan
ders back to that happy day in June,
a quarter of a century ago, wlien love
reached its rich fulfillment, and, lost in
contemplation of the perfect compan
ionship which has survived all chance
and change, they feel a gratitude be
yond all words, that amidst so much
of pageantry, they have each .other still.
The Times extends its heartiest good
will. It is but a roseleaf in a wilder
nessof flowers a reed-note in the
general symphony. But we would wish
these wedded lovers on their new and
mellower honeymoon to know that it
is no perfunctory tribute. It is in
stinct with the warmth and candor of
esteem wljich properly belong to the
devoted husband whose official burdens
have not impaired his domestic virtues.
It is fresh and spontaneous with sin
cere admiration for the gracious woman
whose duties as First Lady of the
Land have but confirmed her primacy
in the heart with which she linked her
own so long ago.
It is not the hectic flush of memory,
but youth itself which glows in their
happy faces as they revive the scenes'
of that bridal June, for Love is the J
only alchemy and domestic happiness
the surest agency to stay the flight
The fabled fount, by Ileon sought.
This side the stormy main.
Lay like a fond dream, fairy wrought,"
At his own sweet hearth in Spain.
MUNipiPAL GOVERNMENT RE-j
FORM IN THE EAST.
The first election held in a Cew
Jersey .city, lov dejermicewhetherj.thc
innovation by a majority of two votes.
It 8 stated that all the civic progress
forces worked hard for the plan, butj
the politicians of- both parties, the ''in-'j
terestp," ani the ignorance of the com
munity united to defeat it,
A longest of New Jersey cities are
soon to have elections on the same
proposition', and confidence is expressed
that 'several of the important munici
palities of the State will soon be added
to the list of commission-governed
ItisCnot because of lack of civic in
terest, I but because of the superior
organization, and effectiveness of the
gangs, ttyat -Eastern cities are having
so much difficulty making progress with
this new proposal. Pittsburg demanded
from the Pennsylvania Legislature a
commission government charter, but
the Legislature expurgated it by tak
ing out the provisions for initiative,
referendum, and recall, and otherwise
ripping it out of shape.
Buffalo likewise lined up decidedly
in favor of a commission government
plan, and the New York Legislature
defeated it, also.
Why the State gangs should thus
violently oppose municipal reform that
looks to taking city government out of
politics, is not hard to understand.
The city machine, in Erie county (Buf
falo), working hand in glove with the
Tammany machine imXew York city,
constitutes the backbone of the New
York organization that now controls
in Albany and operates under the direct
bosship of Charles F. Murphy. Like
wise, the Pittsburg organization that
has made that city's conditions smell
to heaven in recent years, must needs
be preserved in order that Pittsburg
and Philadelphia, in co-operation, may
continue to dominate the politics of the
State and maintain the power of Boies
The time is at hand, however, when
reform will come despite the fight of
the politicians against it. Eastern
i cities will not submit to be denied the
' benefits of a system that has proved
itself in all other parts of the country.
Commission government of cities, with
the double, non-partisan election, will
bring an improvement in State polit
ical conditions hardlyNcs's important
and desirable than the betterment it
will work for the cities themselves.
Leagues and associations are working
for the new order in Eastern States,
and they will not much longer be de
nied their prize.
THE CHILDREN'S HERITAGE
The "last will" of Williston Fish,
now famous as a piece of inspiring
literature, is one of those. things that
fdd' not grow old; but rather take- on
added qualities with reprinting, and
we therefore' feeTjustified in publishing
it again, for the benefit of our readers
and to draw attention sharply to a
purely local condition that demands
amelioration. If you have already read
this unique will, read it again. IT you
have never read it, don't miss this op
portunity to do so. It is as follows:
I leave to the children exclusively, but
only for the life of their childhood, all
and every dandelion of the field and
the daisies thereof, with the right to
play among them freely, according to
the custom of children, warning them
at the same time against the thistles.
And I devise to children the yellow
shores of the creeks and the golden
....1 t.nnanttl ttlA It', f Affl tllPT"rtf Wl f H
the dragon files that skim the surface
i or said waters, ana ine oaors oi me
willows that flip into sam waters, anu
the white clouds that float high over
the giant trees. And I leave to children
the long, long days to be merry in. in
a thousand ways, and the Night and
the Moon and the train of the Milky
Way to wonder at. but subject, never
theless, to the rights hereinafter given
One cannot read this appreciation of
childhood without being impressed by
the beauty of its sentiment. "How
true," one says to oneself, "and how
appropriate. The flowers, and trees,
and sunshine, and brooks are really
the children's heritage. That's what
we all really leave them."
' It is true that .nature and out of
doors and the capacity for happiness
is the children's heritage, but do the
children always get it? How about
the children in the alleys, in the crowd
ed residence districts of the poof, on
the baked streets of the business sec
tion? What chance have they to enjoy
the heritage that we concede is th'eirs?
They "have no chance, and that's the
reason a group of philanthropic men
and women of Washipgton have estab
lished in the country near by the in
stitutions known as Camp Good Will
and- Camp Pleasant, where children and
their tired mothers are invited to spend
a veek or two during the hot weather.
The camps are under' the jurisdiction
of the Associated Charities, and last
year 3,000 mothers and 'children spent
a fortnight at them. This year as
many or more will be cared for, if the
money needed to maintain them is
subscribed. Solicitation of funds has
started, and will be continued until
enough money has been obtained to
keep the camps open all summer.
Washingtonians who want the poor
children of the city to have the heritage
left them in the will of Williston Fish
will respond liberally. For $25 a tent
can be maintained for the season. The
person who contributes $10 will give
some mother and her pby two weeks
in the country. Three dollars will keep
a child in the open for a week.
Good Templars Mee
Loyal Lodge, "No. 3, I. ft. G. T., held
Its regular meeting Saturday evening
in Its hall, 623 Louisiana avenue
northwest. The speakers were E. V.
Carr. A. H. Frear, Arthur B. WJilte, I
Plenty of Roofri on the. Stage, With Every Chance for Success,
If a Girl Will Work, Is Mrs. Wheatcroft's Advice to Mothers,
Veteran Actress at Belasco
Ent'Husiastic Over Her
CALLS IT ONE OF THE
Urges Parents to Let Stage-Struck
Daughters Have Their
By JULIA MURDOCH:.
For some reason not explained by
psychologists, it Is almost the Invariable
custom for those who have achieved
signal success in any particular profes
sion, to warn others, seeking a like suc
cess, against it. Whether it is because
having arrived at the top of the ladder,
they fear that their sure footing will be
be Jostled or that the admiration of the
public will be divided, has never been
A refreshing departure from this al
most universal state of affairs is seen
in th case of Adelaide Stanhope
Wheatcroft, who is now playing a sum
mer engagement with the Belasco Stock
Company. With her it Is not the case
of "there ain't going to be no core."
She is wiliiug that everybody shall have
a generous bite of the big. Juicy, red
cheeked apple of good fortune that fate
has kindly proffered her; not to keep It
all to herself.
So when one meets In the professions
that anomaly a woman who is willing
to give other women a chance, it Is
hats off to her. And when she an
nounces that she is not only willing,
but Is anxious to give the" weaker mem
bers of her profession a lift, along with
the (.nance, one Is almost tempted to
rub one's eyes, and, like the small child
in the story, wonder if It is not all a
Mrs. Wheatcroft sayB there' Is plenty
of room on the American, stage for
every girl who wishes to adopt the
drama for aprofesslon. "The stage will
never b overcrowded." she says, "for
the very excellent reason that the idlers
will drop out."
To Success on Stage.
In a painfully clean, and sanitary
dtt-ssing room of the Belasco Theater,
a room that resembled a hall bedroom
in regard to its homelike qualities, and
while rehearsal ifas In progress on the
darkened and nearly bare stage. Mrs.
Wheatctoft told of some of the essen
tials to success on the stage.
I had beu:i the interview by asking
her a hypothetical question: Would she
advise a mother with onlv one daugh
ter to place her upon the stage?
"B all means." she answered in a
llffy "One of the verv best occupations
foi a girl is the stace. either for th
girl who.ls compelled to-make her own I
living, or lor tae glrliti comfortable
clrcuintan,cesy -who has arrfbltlon." -
I asked hqr-to-tell me -her seasons, -so
that I might pass them on tonhc hun
dreds of stage-struck cirls who eagerly
de' our the words tnat fall from tho
lips of thosu who have been successful
in the drama.
"There are any number of reasons,"
she answered. "In the first place, the
FtHge opens cndldss possibilities for the
tsirl who is willlne to wwrk: who will
divest herself of every distracting in
fluence, and mass her energies on the
work of making eood. In the second
place, the girj will have the culture of
contact that Is to be derived from go6d
companies, and the means of education
she will make 'or herself will give her
a larger horizon than she could pos
sibly have under almost anv other con
ditionfe. Then. tDc. success comes more
qulrklv, and the pav is better.
"As for the temptations that beset
girls of tho stage. I do not believe they
are more to be feared than those that
come to the average city girl in any
ordinary walk of life."
Same as in other Walks.
"How about the disappointments that
come with hunting an engagement?"
was the next question.
"Well, of course, that must come, but
the same disappointment comes to the
What's on the Program in
(The Times will be pleased to an
nounce meetings and entertainments In
Eighth annual exhibition of the Wash
ington Architectural Club, Corcoran
Gallery of Art.
Concert by the Fifteenth Cavalry Band,
Smithsonian Grounds, 7:30 p. m.
Concert by the United States Soldiers'
. Home hahd. Home grounds, 4 p. m.
Eastern High School class night. East
ern High School. 8 p. m.
Business Hleh School four-year class
commencement. Business High School,
8 p. m. .
Western High School commencement,
Columbia Theater, 4:30 p. m.
Recital by the pupils of Prof, and Mrs.
H. Clay Murray, Naval Lodger Hall,
Fourth street and Pennsylvania ave
nue southeast, 7:45 p. m
The following 'Masonic organizations
will meet tonight: Lodges Benjamin
R French, N. 15, F. C; Pentalpha, Nb.
23, E.-A. Royal and Select Masters
Washington Council, No. 1, degrees.
P"ntrr Star Chapter Ruth, No. 1.
The following I. O.- O. F. organizations,
will meet tonight: L,oages union, jso.
11, degree work; Covenant, Ne. 13;
Beacon, No, 15: Excelsior, No. 1;
Langdon. No. 26. regular business.
Rebekah Degree Naomi. No. 1, degree
work and election of officers.
The following Knights of Pythias
lodges will meet tonight: Equal, No.
17 Century,. No. 30. business; Ama
ranth, No. 2S, reception of visiting
Eennlng Council, J. O. U. A. M., meets
The. following Red Men tribes meet to
night: Qsage Tribe. No. 6. at Fifth
and G streets northwest: Sioux Tribe,
No 18. 623 Louisiana avenue, northwest-
Oneita Council, No. 2. Degree of
Pocahontas. Masonic Hall. Anacostla.
The following camps. Patriotic Order
f?ons o- America, meet tonight: No 1,
516 Ninth street northwest: No. 2. Ma
riners Temple, Seventh street near N
northwest: No. 8, Odd Fellows Hall,
Georeetownr No. 6, 231 Eighth stree
National Aborn English Grand Opera
-Company In "Faust." 8:15 p. m.
Belasco-r-l no vaRamwiua i j-reiawny
'of the Wells." 8:20 p'm. '
Columbia Columbia Players in "The
Melting Pot." 8:15 p. m.
Cosmos Continuous vaudeville, lto-11
Casinos-Vaudeville, 1 to 5 p. m. and 7
to U p. m.
Chew Chase Lake Dancing and mu
sic, "bv section of Marine Band.
Glen Echo Park Danclnsr and music
by iteetlin of Soldiers' Ho-3Bard,
Luna ParkMldwj attractions
Arcsde Motion picture, bo-vllng, and
- fool," - t -u,- .-- i -
i , "t'jyiqsgsai i .Cj sriywarni &iie
" i fi
ADELAIDE STANHOPE WHEATCROFT,
With the Vagatonds, at the Belasco.
stenographer, the bookkeeper, the find
er, the girl who paints as well, does it
not? Nobody Jumps Into success at a
single bound; at least, these phenom
enal cases are rare Indeed.
"A girl seeking her first engagement
must not be too sensitive. She must
learn sooner or later to get used to
the knorks that will surely fall to hr
share, so it is better to start out ready
to meet them.
"She must have a good, but not too
big. an opinion of herself.
"She must be earnest, serious, anJ
"If the engagement does not come
the first day. or the second, or the
third, or even the fourth, she must not
"And more than all, she should nn
meet troubles half way.
"This last -lias been my motto -for a
good many years'.laughed Mrs? Wheat-
crort, "Dut me irouDie is, x ao not
practice what I preach, always.
"The trouble with a great many fail
ures In the dramatic profession." con
tinued Mrs. Wheatcroft, "is that It all
looks so easy from the front that be
ginners are apt to treat the work too
lightly. It '- all a delightful land o
dreams from the comfortable seats out
in front, where all of their Ideas have
been gained, and from where none of
the hard life back of the footlights
CAUGHT BY CAMERA IN
TANGLED WEB HE WOVE
To the Editor of THE T1ME&:
Referring to the picture of base
ball "fans" appearing dally in your
paper, I wish to utter an emphatic
protest. In the noon edition of yes
terday my face appeared among the
others and although you didn't draw
a ring around me and I failed to get
a grandstand ticket, some one else
drew rings around me and I got a
grand soirie'thlng else. This is how
Friday I told a certain person who
wears hobble skirts and such things
that It would be Impossible for me
to take her to the- matinee on account
of a big meeting; I had to attend on
Seventh street. I confessed I was
terribly sorry, etc., etc, and went so
far as to admit that the afternoon
would have no pleasures for me. Yes
indeed! Thats wnat 'I whispered.
My little friend heroically surrendered
In favor of the meeting and said
jrood-bv to me till we'd meet one
another the following- evening. And
so I left her I murmuring- "business
is business," and she softly pitying
me for a hard-working- man.
At 3:30 I took a car going- Seventh
street way and went to the end of
the line. Purchasing a bag of pea
nuts, a" score card and a 'ticket, I
made my way to the meeting the
meeting between our Nationals and
Bobby Wallace's Browns. Well, It
was a. great jgame as we know In
fact I was so entirely engrossed J
only smiled with true delight as your
camera man clicked his apparatus
right there In front of me. Oh. the
Innocence of that smile! Get a cony
of yesterday's edition and see for
yourself. No thought of matinees
ran' through my baseballful mind tnat's
Yesterday evening, as I promised.
I dropped In to sea my little friend.
Preliminaries over she straightway
Inquired about the meeting of the
day before. 'How like her, I proudly
mused. Always on tne alert to hear
of my work and dally grind.
"It was pretty good," said I.
"Turned out satisfactory, didn't it?"
"Very." I returned, "but. er don't
you think .we might talk of other
tnings tnan ousiness;
"Oh. dear," she answered, somewhat
hurt. "I always- thought you wanted
me to show interest In "
"Of. course, of course." I lauched
boldly. "But I have had a trying day
"Did vouvsee yesterday's Times?" she
Ah! At last the subject is dropped,
thought I, and no dqubt forever. But
after all, woman t it De Detter to tell
her all and . Xo, I concluded f we'd
talk of somethlngpleasant The Wash
"No". I answered her. "I
haven't" had ' a chance to do anything
lateiy-anytntng i wantea to ao."
"Such as going to matinees and the
like.'' "she suggested.
"Just so," I agreed.
"You poor boy." she sympathized. "It
Is a'hardr cruel life you lead. Nothing
but woric. work. worR. . yv
faltn! thought I. If she
Oh. bans- It I concluded, .a Elrl waUdt't
' & In the Mail Bag & ,
shows. They fall to realize .that what
looks to them like the easiest sort of
situation is in reality the most difficult
Drama, is the art that conceals art. It
may be that some little entrance or
exit, some little line of perhaps half a
dozen words, has been gone over and
over for weeks before it was considered
sufficiently perfect to be presented to
Slow to Praise,
But Quick to Blame.
"Imagine," said Mrs. Wheatcroft,
"what thankless work this is. And prob
ably that line slips by without being
noticed by a single person in the audi
ence. But let that line be spoken In
correctly, or that exit be awkwardly
made, and see how soon- the critics and;
the public, would protest.
"AH of this, the diversity of the train
ing, the strict attention to details. Is
what makes for perfection, and when
you find the girl who Is willing to go
over her part a hundred times perhaps
a thousand times, 1f the stage manager
demands it you will find the girl who
wllL be a success sooner or later."
Mrs. Wheatcroft was asked whether
she considered that a stock company
was the best school for a young actress.
return a perfectly good ring for a little
thing like that.
"It's a pity- you didn't see yesterday's
Times." she said half aloud. "It had a
big accrunt of your Friday meeting."
I gave a start, but finally lighted a
cigarette". Just to show how foolish my
suspicions were. She was Just acting
playful, I said to myself, and I made up
my mind to, humor her.
"Well, It was an Important affair
there was a big. noisy crowd present.
Gee whizz, some of the fellows did make
some big hits. I wish you had been
there," I ended, looking the other way.
"Well," said my friend, now a little
cool In looks and manner. "I really feel
as though I had attended the meeting
I have read Senator's account of It, and
and . Look at that, you horrid
creature: there's even your picture!"
Sure enough, there it was straw hat,
smile and all Yes, that perfectly nice.
Mr. Editor. I shall not dare tell you
here what followed. Did you ever get
caught like ? Oh, well, then you
know how it feels.
I wish to utter an emphatic protest
against the printing of "fan" pictures,
as is your practice. I am sure there are
others who silently agree with me In
this important matter. C. L. H.
To the Editor of THE TIMES:
As a member of that l.irge class who
look with tolerant amusement upon the
tin Ine notoriety uiven this murderess.
jMattle liiinux. I must excuse myself
for taking part in this discussion.
Mv iustillcatinn Is this, that abeve
niid beyond the ludicrous side of this
manifestation of morbid sentlmentallty
there is being done to society a grievous
harm. That narm will flow from the
notoiiety given this murderess and
from the glamour cast about this sordid
crime, there can be no doubt. Thlsdan
gerous intiusnee upon the unintelligent
and the hysterical, from which classes
coinpour murderers, is too obvious to
need further exposition.
As to the real merits of this discus
sion. thire ,h.9s been nothing advanced
that is worthy of refutation. The in
conistcnt and Illogical position of these
nsltatnrs is apparent at a glance. Cue
woman writes that this murderess
should not be executed bv- "man-made"
laws. Then neither fhould she be im
prisoned according to "man-made"
laws. Another complains that capital
punishment 1 bad because It de.ters
Juries fi-ojn rendering a verdict of mur
der in thj first Jegree, and then gees
on to denounce the iury who courage
ously found this criminal guilty of first
decree muaier. And so it goes ad in
finitum. In conclusion, I respectfully submit
Khat such nn agitation as this now being
oonuiciea dv your paper is not a nu
mnnltarlan measure, not a great expres
sion of nomilar feellncr but Ja. slmntir
I an exhfWttoirr "By a paper, hitherto not
vspecianv-, yeliQw. or that morbid sen
timentality usually evidenced by those
Ma5 wnmen'who have been known to
send fruits-and. flowers to murderers
uwaftlftg;-li their cell, punishment for
the vilest. a4 qnost sordid of crimes.
Knowteis rea'to be' fair in your meth
od ofiTH9efitJnsr questions for "nublii;.
approval, Tbcti-e iou -a.!!! give this
.iMH. - pnunlcaUon vhat -!pac,eit rnav de-
Believes Road Compana
Best Place for the
MOTTO: NEVER MEET
TROUBLES HALF Wi
Made Her Own Start at Seventeen
With Greatest Actors of
"Yes and no," she answered. "Many
say that It is, and many hold the op
posite opinion. While the stock com
pany Is the melting pot wherein U
brought out the caliber of the young
player, I personally think It is more of
an advantage fo rthe actress of, say,
three or four seasons, than for the be
ginner, for this reason: stock training
cannot give the proper polish and finish
to the young actress, in stock she can
not gain the broad, general knowl
edge that Is necessary for success, on
account of the hurried training that Is
given in these companies, with their
eight or ten performances a week.
"Beginners are apt to grow slovenly
and careless, because the stage director
does not have the time to give atten
tion to each Individual part, to give the
why and wherefore of the lines as they1
are being rehearsed. Therefore the
training is apt to be superficial. The
young people are apt to do things be
cause they are told, without being given
any specific reason why.
Best to Start
With Road Company.
"Therefore,. I would suggest to mothers
who hope to place their daughters on
the stage, not to place them In stock
at the beginning, but to place them
with some good road company for
season or two."
"However," continued Mrs. Wheat
croft, "stock company training is ei
cellent, lnasmirch as Its limitation
are boundless. Today the character
may be that of the maid who dustf
ine drawing room; next weeK sne may
be the aueen upon a throne. From
the comn.onplace of every day living
to the splendor of tragedy may bel
required of the girl from one week tofl
the next. She may depict the depth J
of crime on Saturday, and on Monday j
be soaring to sublime heights. Alii
this Fives a training that Is invalu-1
able to the girl.
"The espirit de corps of the stock
company is one of Its chief and de
lightful advantages. Perfect harmony
among the members must exist, and
each nlaver does his or her best.
whether that best consists of coming
upon the stage and reciting three,
lines, or in holding the center of the!
stage for an entire scene Petty Jeal-,1
ousles cannot long survive !n a stocKJ
company, therefore they are not al
lowed to develop.
Many Years Ago.
Mrs. Wheatcroft commenced at thj
top of the ladder. When a girl
seventeen, she appeared In the Hayl
market Theater. London, wHh thai
Kendals. Chippendales. Roland" Buxs
ton. and others whose names are idenj
titled with the best In the. drama. St
played Juliet to Kendal's Romeo. Lat
er she toured the provinces in Wllkle'
Collins' "Woman in White." playing
the dual leading character. Later she
appeared In America in this play For
two years she supported Barry Sulli
van in the 'provinces, then managed
her own company, giving society
plays It was at this time that she
met Mr Wheatcroft, and engaged him
as her leading man, for life. She play
ed with the first English speaking
company that ever visited the Ar
gentine Republic, then came to this
country, having been engaged by
One of her mo-3t pleasant professional
recollectiqns is of the seasons she rpenl
with Josepn Jerrersons company. pia
Inir Gretchen in "Rio Van Winkle." 1
was while In this company that Mrs!
Wheatcroft became acquainted witi
Julius Kahn. now Representative iro
rnllfYirnia. who was at that time
vovnc law- student In San Franclsc
and a member of Joe Jefferson's cob
pany. I.ater, with her nusoana. .vu
Wheatcroft established the school .
New York, in which many actois a
ncti-MM-u whose names stand high
the annals of the American drama were
liruneu. .viiiriet .fun.,,,, woo v.w .
the -students In this school In Its early
dns. Rachel Crpthers. author of "The
Three of Us" and other noveh;: Marga
ret Mavo. author and plavwrleht, and
manv others are graduates from her
"But I couldn't stay away from my
first love." exclaims Mrs. Wheatcrott
"I had to come back to the stace. and
ttow that I am bjek. I find myself wish
ing that I had never left It."
By the Fifteenth Cavalry Band, at
Smithsonian Grounds, at 7:30 P. M,
GEORGE F. TYRRELL, Director.
March. "Fighting Tenth" Tyrrell
Overture. "Der Freischuti-... Weber
"Waltz. "The Merrv Widow'.. .Lehar-
. (By request.)
Desc-iptive plev-e. "A Hunting
Excerpts from the following operas-
"Carmen.'" "Barber of Sev
ille," "Fau3t." 15016110.' "II
Ti ova tore," "Luda," "Gloconda."
Patrol. "Cupids" Moret
Finale. "We've Kept the Golden
"The Star-Sangled Banner."
By the U. S. Soldiers' Home Band,
Bandstand, at 4 p..m.
JOHN a SL ZIMMERMANN,
March. "The Enterpriser" Lampe
Overture, "Oberon" Weber
Suite de Ballet, "Ballet Egypt-
ienne" ...... Luiglnl
1. -Allegro non troppo.
3. Andante sostenuto.
Selection, "Tom Jones" German
I Indian intermeaao; "Cherokee"
"" ' ' . Edwards
Excerpts from TfeeJInklLady"
Waltz suite, "Tha ChicoIt.J3ol
"The Star-ns.ed BaanSr,""
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