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Th'o days when the '?shop was the
lich??l" seem tn have sbout ? ended.
Learning by experience seems to bo no
longer the proper thing. Thero nre Indu?
ing schools for almost every r-iilllng io
day. The magazines are filled with their
advertisement it. Many of them "teach
by mull." The school of acting Is no
new thing. I do not believe, however,
any nf them claim to leach by mall. The
school system In tho last few years, how?
ever. hnR even extended It?? Arid In Ihe
realm of tho Ihentre, until It has In?
vaded the piny-writer's art. people nre
now "taught" to write good piny*.
Would thnt nomo of the writers of the
drnmfl, Who hnve no dlfllculty In making
? living ut th"lr calling, would attend
the school, If it en ? do what It claims.
But that Is the very point. There are
nome tliliiRs that cannot be taught. 1
bell?VO It would be Just ns easy to teach
?me to become a poet or a novelist as a
piny writer. The drama, of course, re
rpilreft |rv:|mlrnl knowledge, but evon
possessing Ibis, you may never be able
to write a piny. It Is almost absurd to
nt.it?? that this technical knowledge can
be taught by mall. It may be nequlred
by watching tho piny Its.-'f. The crea?
tion of a story Is something that can?
not be tnught. All the schools In tho
?world would never tench ono to evolve
? plot. Yet you rany havo ? plot, and
Ptlll not bo oble to put It In dramatic
form. 1 do not bellore, however, thnt
even this latter esrontlal can be taught.
It Is something to be learned without ?
tenohor. How many, do you suppone, of
the successful play writers, wero ever
"taught", th"lr art? It was something
for which they may have had a natural
talent, nnd which was p"rfe>~terl by their
own unaided efforts and study. Their
first works may have been rejected. This
was Just so much experience. And ox
peHence, after nil, in the best school.
As I Minted, If such ? school could
really In? made of. any velue, It is ? pity j
thnt porno of the recognised play writers
cannot be mad?? (o attend It. Mr. Hal.
Rcld, as ? writer of melodrama. Is cer?
tainly finite well known. Yet we know
what sort of stuff he turns out. 'His
Infest melodrama In entitled "A "Working
Gill's Wrongs." It -was given Its first
production on any Mage this month,
being presented at the Thlrd-Avenuo
Theatre,' New York. Her?? Is ? brief
pynopsls of tho play, ns given In one of
th? New York pfpen?:
"It tells the story of an unprotected
girl who Is enamoured by her employer,
nnd -who endeavor!? to -wrong her as he
hop done with other girls In his power.
Finding thnt this girl. Mnmle Molloy,
refuses to become his mistress, ho plots
to win her by foul means. Ho employs
a hanger-on about the factory, known
ns Thomas Bates, to place pome money
In the girl's Jacket, and then before all
be. accuses her of stealing It from him.
Jack Fnllon. the foreman of ? chair fnc.
tory? close by, who Is in love with Mnml<\
Interferes and knocks down Whnrton.
th?1 employer. Annie Lawrence, another
victim of AVhnrton's. Informs Mamie of
the kind of man Whnrton Is, nnd then
demands Justice- for herself nnd child
from Wharton. He. however, refuses,
nnd then decoys her to a lonely bridge
nt night, and, by tho nid of Bates, stabs
her. fallen coming along, at the cries
for help from Whnrton, stoops beside
the fallen girl nnd picks up the bloody
knife. Whnrton at once accuses lilm of
the deed. He Is arrested, tried and con?
victed, but nt the last moment Justice
is meted out by the Governor of the
Now, Isn't thnt entertaining? We en ?
nil Fee 1he hero picking up the bloody
knife, and then nt once being nccused
of the murder by the villain of the piece;
That Is the way It always happens. How
many plays hnve Just such a climax for
one of Its nets?usually the first,
Mr. Blair Meanles'. the genial treasurer
of the PiJou ?Theatre; last week lost his
Jlltle girl. Julia Blair, the death of the
child being nulle piidden nnd unexpect?
ed. Both he and his wife have tho sym?
pathy of nil their friends in this be?
Will M. Crespy, after quoting the
fnvornble opinions of ? number of, cri?
tics In regard to his sketch, "A Village
Liawyer." gives that of ono who didn't
ngree with the olhers. and then pays:
"Gee, but somebody Is a rotten critic."
Critics sometimes corno in for their
nharo of criticism.
With tho flnnl performance of
"Friends" last night |-e new Glffen Com?
pany completed the |?oond week of the
summer Fonson. Ths?. it has firmly es?
tablished Itself through the production
of the fiTst two plays goes withoiit sav?
ing, for everywhere the most enthusiastic
comments havo been passed upon the tn?
dfH/ldual personnel of the organization
nnd the collectlvo quality of Its work. .
The new members -who made their first
npponranco In "Friends"?Mr. Greonlnaf
and Miss Hall?have won their pinces In
public favor at once nnd hoth should
be strong factors In the future popularity
of Ihe company.
^ Realizing tho great popularity of the
Go-Carts that are easy, to buy and easy to roll,
Late shipment of the best selling Go-Carts marked
$7.63 Buys a Nice Re?
clining Cart Complete^
Others as High as $40.
Refrigerators every style. Gas Ranges, and Oil
Stoves of the best makes, Mattings, Oil Cloth, Etc.
TERMS TO SUIT AT CASH PRICE.
Ryan, Smith & Taiman9 ^iwt em?
i ?JJ-I.-E*rj/i\*JLAvA?.'*?,L I
R. B. KEGERREIS
romantic drama In the South, and wish- |
Ing to offer for th? third week of the
season a play differing In every possible
respect from tho ones already produced, j
Mahager Glffen turns to tho romantic
field nnd selects "Under the Red Robe,"
? play which stands in tho very front
rank of such dramatic compositions.
Its strength and .attractiveness are al?
ready well known In Richmond, and >i
; piny that would moro thoroughly estab
llrh the calibre of tho present season
! -would bo almost Impossible to find.
As is perhaps well Known, the piny Is a
dramatization'of Stanley Weyman'e" G???'
mous romance, tho stago' version being
from the pen of Edward Pose, who alFO
made the stage adaptation of the "?p.?-,
oner of Zenda." It might bo well to
slate thnt the Edward Pose in question
Is the English, not tlio American Edward
Rose, who has ho many dramatic sins tn
answer for. The "Prisoner of Zonda" and
"Under the Red Pol.e" have stood Oi-et
since they were written as tho two best
plays that have been made from book??
rlnce that method or producing stage ma?
terial became so extensive. 'Under the
Red Rob?-" |B n strong. Interest compel
Ing story nnd the piny partaken of the
most interesting features of the book with
the added iittractlveneF.s of presenting
the familiar figures almost, as It wero,
The story Is perhaps too well known to
make it necessary to recount. It her'?,
except to say that it Is one of the strong
est love Ptorles that tho stage has se?>n
for many a day. It Is a highly colored
chronicle of the complet?! metamorphosis
produced In a roysterlng but nt tho same
time highly chivalrous French follower
of the great Cardinal Richelieu, by the
Influence of the ono gr"at passion. Tin
story of Gil do Perault nnd Rene tie
Cochoferet Is ona ol" the strongest that
the stage ha? known In recent years, nnd
It Is at the samo time absorbingly Inter?
esting .and thoroughly; wholesome. The
piny abound1! In ?ulrrlng situations that
are logically conceived nnd splendidly
carried out by the dramatist, ono of
whose most commendable characteristics
is the unfailing excellence of his d lot Ion.
It contains several Incidents, Including
the spirited f.?st act duel, which make
one's pulses tingle.
An Gil do Beraul, Mr. Howard will ho
splendidly east nnd will have ample op?
portunities to stMnp himself still moro
firmly In popular favor. The part will
call for all tho art of which Mr. Howard
Miss Hall, In tho opposite rolo of Ren?,
will be called upon to test her powers
much more extensively than she wns In
"Friends," but If her work In that splen?
did play can bo tnken as a criterion, hor
I?ene will prove most gratifying and sat?
Miss Tapley will acrain be enabled to
look pretty, nnd Miss AVood has quite a
good character pnrt as Madam Zeton, the
proprietress of th?>v;ambllng room. Miss
Iiarron"s role will not be very significant,
hut her personality will mako itself felt
even In a minor character."
Mr. Greenlcaf. who is a strong favorite,
made so beyond any question by his work
in last week's play, will be seen as Cap?
tain Larolle. the part created In New
York by Robert Kdeson, who Is now star?
ring In ?'The Hnlrllcrs-cf Fortune." Both
Mr. Or?enles f snd Mr. Howard should be
?T-nsf picturesque In their becoming cos?
Mr. ??p?. who lost week had tho very
difficult task of "making good" In what
is technically known as the "heavy part,"
will this week portray a character of an
altogether rilfferent def?r?ription. one with
a strong sentimental Interest, but one
of ??Teat Importance Iti the development
of the storv. Mr. Kegerls will be more
ELLA HUGH WOOD
In evidence, than ho wns In "Friends,"
and Air. 11. T. James will appear for the
first timo as the lieutenant. Mr. James
is an actor of long nnrl ripo experlenen.
He was the original servant lu "Secret
Service," and ho has held Important ?n
gii(-;ements with. the best managers for
several years, He ??/as last ln Richmond
with David Warfleld In "The Auctioneer,"
playing the coachman.
Mr. Joseph Woodhurn, who has made
such a favorable IrnprcHfiton here during
the past week In his magnificent repre?
sentation of Hans Otto, will bo seen this
Week In the role of Richelieu, ono of the
most important In. the play.
Tho production Is a luavy one scenl
chlly, nnd the costuming: should provo
very attractive, us tlio time of the piny
|S lu Id lii a must picturesque period.
Performance of "Under the Red Robo"
?vili lio giyoii every night during the week,
?villi matinees on AYcrtnesday and Satur?
" Littl.i Minister" at tlio Bijou.
To-morrow night bringe "The Little
MIiiImUt" and the George Fawcelt Com?
pany back, in the nijou for a week's en?
gagement. This play la unquestionably
jtlie jiwa(?,jp.o,pu.la.?, ??? ftU tue .^lu-ya-.pre,?,
?tinted by the George Faweett forcon this
Benson or inst, und Ite revival now, with
a selected company, will bo nn event of
tinusunl Interest here. This, too, will be
the last appearance of A? George Faweett
company here this eenron.
No piny ever placed on tho stage has
?be purity, th* delicacy, the beauty of
this masterpiece from the pen of J. M.
Hnrrle. Th* love ?nteres:, complicated
?moiigh to hold the attention steadily.
Is beautifully lnnrtled, nnd In the flnnt
Aceites, whore the Little Minister discov?
er? Mi?? identity of Lady Babble, tha
supposed gypsy, there Is a refined humor
?ino sentiment ru rely seen on the stage.
Ro great was the piucoes? of this play
thai Miss M?ildO A'lnm ha? never since
been nble to get away from It entirely.
Beginning will) hist pea-?in. Mr, Faweett
nectirort this play for his companies, nnd
lylnce ?tint time It has been played many
ive?ks In Baltimore, and over the South -
<-rn circuii. Always It has played to
capftclty. nnd tho demand for sents would
Indicate that this would h? the ense hero
next wetk. Wallace Worslcy will piny
the title part; Julia Marie Taylor, Lady
Babble, while Lucille En Verne, nlwnys
popular here, will nlso he in the cast,
others In the company will he L, B.
C?fleton, Frank Crnven. Edmund Liston.
Alfred Hudson, Jr.. George nurllngnme,
Edwyn Evans, Charle., Kinsley, Frank
Johnston. Molly Brady. Marlon Ten Eyck.
The usual mntlftces will he given during
Nearly Every Position Has Opposing
(Special to The Tlmes-DIspatch.)
BLACKSTONE, VA.. May 30.-The cam?
paign for county ofllcer? Is beginning to
Kct Interesting In this. Nottoway, county
already, Tho rumors of combinations
aro beginning to circulate, causing differ?
ent candidates to publish cards denying
the'truth of such reports. Should the
next few weeks Increase the Interest In
proportion to what has been done In
the past few, it would become extremely
For sheriff, E. XL? Jones, the present
incumbent, is being opposed by DeWitt
Maxey, town sergeant of this place.
For treasurer, Mr. J". L. Powell, the pres?
ent Incumbent. Is being opposed by Mr.
13. F. Crowe, the depot agent of the Nor?
folk und Western nt this place, and Mr.
A. L. Woody, cashier of the new Citizens
Bank .at Crowe, For Commonwealth's
attorney, Hon. XV. A. Watson, tho pres?
ent Incumbent, has thus far no avowed
opposition. It is reported, however, that
he mnv he opposed later on by Judge C.
F. Goodwyn, the present county Judge of
Nottoway. For commissioner of the rev?
enue in District No. 2, Mr. J. XV. Jones,
the present incumbent, will bo opposed by
Mr. J. A. Walker. In District No. 1,
Mr. J. H. T'instali, the present Incum?
bent, appears thus far to have no avowed
opponent. In the minor offices, magis?
trates and constables, there seems very
little Interest taken thus far. In thla
district, however, Mr. C XV. Breedlove
Is opposing Mr. James F. Jones, the pres?
ent constable, for that office.
The body of the unknown negro found
In the river at Petersburg on Sunday
morning proved to be Mlford Pettue, a
well known young colored man of thl*
place. His family here made an effort
to get his body exhumed In Petersburg,
?where It hnd been Interred by the au?
thorities, and removed to this place, but
the officers there refused to permit the
removal. The Identification wos made
from his cloth's, watch, books and pa?
pers which the Petersburg authorities
had removed from the.body before the
burial. ; ?, r
Tho commencement exercises of Hogo
Academy will begin here to-morrow and
conclude on Tuesday. A full programme
was published In The Tlmes-DIspatch last
It Is reported that the friends ot My.
W-J3. Booth, o? Amelia county, are urging
him to announce himself a candidate for
the Legislature to fill the..unexplped term
of Hon. R. Gi'Southall.. Hon. H-. E. Lee.
of Crowe, Is a candidate for both the un
explred and full term. There may be
others to announce themselves later.
invitations have been issued by Mr.
and Mrs. John B. Joncs, of Liinenburg
county, to the marriage, of their daugh
ter, Miss Helena Watklns, to Mr, Ma?
son Kniest Maddux, which interesting
event will take placo ut Jonesboro Bap?
tist Church on Wednesday, Juno 10th,
at 4 o'clock. ????
Both young people are well known nnd
have a host of friends who will wish for
them great happiness la their united
There have been two trades in reni
estate of intorest during the past weefc,
Mr. A. Bishop has sold his home to Mr.
T. M. Wilson nnd bought that of Mr. f).
S. Baker. The latter will proceed to build
another In the near future.
The Blackstone Graded School closed Its
session yesterday with recitations by the
pupils, followed by a p?enlo to-day,
MAN WITH TIRED BACK
Remarkable Deposits of Stone in North
(Special to Tho Tlmes-Dlspatch.)
' ???????, V.V, May 80;--Thfl farmers ?
nil -through this section are exceedingly
busy transplanting the "weed," and.wh-ml
Special Chartered Trains Leaving Southern Rail*
way Depot, Fourteenth Street.
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for an economical drive of Pumps, Blowers:
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there's many a tired back In old Rock
lngham nnd other tobacco counties.
The work of setting out the young
plants is not fo hard, but the "bending
over" Is severe, indeed, on the back.
That picture we see bo often In the
papers, -where a fellow has Just gotten
out of bed In the morning,, with both
hands pressed to his back. Is doubtless a
good photograph of tho average tobacco
planter these damp days.
Not far from this place there lies burled
beneath the surface of mother earth one
of the largest deposits of "shale," used
In the manufacture of terra-cotta piping,
tiling, &c, of the finest quality to be
found In this country. ,
The Van J'"-dly Company, at Pomona,
N.C, own sorna few acres, and ship large?
ly to' their plant' every 'day; The vein
runs north nnd south, and can be seen
upon the surface, but is found also at a
considerable depth beneath.
The "shale" 1b of very fine texture, en?
tirely free from grit, and there Is appar?
ently an Inexhaustible supply.
The Van Llndly people spend not less
than $5,000 every season In labor and
freight, nnd it is surprising that they
or some other concern of th'e kind don't
establish a plant near the deposit. The
vein runs through the outskirts of the
town of Madison, N. C. and Is wlthtn
sight of two railroads, branch lines of the
Southern and Norfolk and Western.
Tho section west of here, around Dan
bury, the county seat of Stokes, Is rich
In minerals, nnd the forests abound in
the finest of timber. One of the curiosi?
ties of thnt section is the "limber gTlt,"
or flexible stone.
Natives go to the quarry, saw or cut
the stone Into pieces from twelve to
twenty-four inches long, by one to two
inches in breadth, nnd pell them to visi?
tors at Piedmont, Moores and Vade Me
cum ?prlngs. These. pieccB are very
flexible, and can be bent at will. So far,
this stone has never been put to any prac?
tical use, but it must be "good for some?
thing," and will one day find its proper
pince- In the world.
PROF. KAHN'S CLASS.
A Notable Occasion of tho Y. M. C. A.
Last Tuesday Evening.
It is an unusual event that the Youn??
Men's Christian Association Hall Is
crowded, not only the lower floor, but
also the gallery. Such, however, was the
eneo on Tuesday night last, when the
muatc class of Professor Sigmund Kahn
gave their first public recital before a
lnrge and appreciative audience. The
programmo for the occasion was partlc
ulnrly well chosou and scholarly, includ?
ing in its numbers nil of tho classic com?
posera. It is safe to say that, notwith?
standing tho difficult and exacting task
thus Imposed upon the performers, not
one of them was found dlscjunlled, but
on the contrary the programme was ren?
dered with the most delightful smooth?
ness, Interrupted only by rhe many out?
bursts of applauso which tho excellent
efforts evoked. The entire recital wns
particularized by the keenness of expr?s
slon nnd the precision of technique. This
was especially marked In tho perform?
ances of those nf the graduating class.
Tho graduating oloes consisted of Misses
Sutherland, fhnltli, Harvey nnd Delaruo.
Of tho minor pupils who participated In
the programme It remains but to ho snld
that thoy rendered tholr portion with the
utmost ease, nnd, like the moro advanced
oneB, proved themselves Indubitably equal
to tho test assigned them.
Besides the plano recital thero were two
vocal solos by pupils of Professor Kahn's,
vocal class. The first was sung by Mr.
Boyd, tho second by Miss Cnron, both of
whom were encored. In conclusion oc?
casion is taken to say something of Pro?
fessor Kahn, through whope careful train?
ing belongs tho credit for the laudable
efforts of his pupils. Professor Kahn is
a graduate from tlio Conservatory of Mu?
sic at Stuttgart, Germany, at which In?
stitution he filled a Bhort but satisfactory
professorship, resigning to como to this
country. In 1S90 he located In Chicago,
where he was Immediately recognized- as
?? pianist and vocalist of high order. The
severity of tho climate, however, corn
rolled him to make a chnnge. Bo after
visiting several cities ho selected this one
ns nis futuro home. Profossor Kahn has
been here not quite three years, but dur?
ing that bhewt length of time ho hns mado
signally rapid progress, and has been rec?
ognized as a careful and thorough Instruc?
tor ond o. musician of rare nttolnments.
The diplomas were presented by R#v,
W. R. L. Smith, D. L>.. \vho delivered a
very pleuelng nnd appropriate address, in
which he highly complimented Professor
Kahn and his pupils.
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Commencing Sundny, May 21th, the Sea?
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