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THE MARON DAILY MTRttdl SATURDAY, AUGUST 10, 1907. ' j
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Glances at Baseball
A1IIOII priced manager often
mhkes baseball team a big
mopey winner. At the Borne
lime It should not be forgotten
th'at he, rati also make a team a big
rribney liser This latter observation
appl'en most strongly to Edward Han
dh. mnnsr-r of the Cincinnati Beds,
who. It was recently announced, will
no't be retained by President Garry
Herman i another year. Hanlon lias
bgfn refined another year's contract
with the Beds.
f Hermann was In need of a lesson
ntt to the futility of a baseball manager
lining on his reputation, Hanlon has
supplied that need. Hanlon tins
dreamed, and the fans helped him
dream for many years, that he Is the
greatest living ball manager that ever
handed a release to a bush leagtio re
crult, and all simply because he war
manager of the famous old
that copped several
Hanlon't Brooklyn Failure.
Hanlon failed as manager for Brook
lyn. His excuse was that he didn't
hve the money ho needed to work with
lithe hunt for good players However
that may have been, Hanlon cannot
offer that excuse for his glaring failure
at'Clnclnnntl. Hermann Is one of thp
VJALTER MILLER, LEADING JOCK
EY OF THE EAST.
What the Dramatic World Is Now Talking
(From Our New York Dramatic Corre
spondent. MR. WILTON LACKAYE la
known on the American
stage In nt least three phases
as a very good actor In a.
certain class of roles, as n man of steel
barbed wit and as a man of brain
power superior to many other nctors.
Mr. Lackaye Is also a highly entertain
ing raconteur. Some of his stories havo
become classics In their line among
members of the stage world.
But Mr. Lackayo is now attempting
to prove himself to be a hit more than
what has already been admitted In his
favor. Ha would become the arbitrary
authority on how the English language
should be applied to the stage, and he
ee"eks to Impress on dramatic critics the
alleged fact that they don't know their
own business. Of course this last en-rlea-vor
Is not a new one, for Mr Lack
W and many another actor have In
the' past attempted tho same thing. The
critics are Used to it and have had so
much Instruction Rendered them gratis
thht they may well be" pardoned at this
lata date for thinking that they "know
It ajl." For, surely, have not the actors
Rnd managers told them everything
tlifey did not know In the first Instance
and a great deal more?
' What Is a '"Character" Actor?
Mr Lackaye dived headlong Into thi
seething sea of . -ullclty recently by
means of an Interview in which he
stated that the critics or any one else
yrho referred to him as a "character"
actor was wrong. He spoke In part ac
Jfln all thfa dramatic field there Is, to
my .mind, no more erroneous custom
thari that of actors, managers and wrlt
ers in their Invariable separation of thr
roles of an actor Into two distinct
classes, 'straight' and 'character' ThPac
cepted dramatic detlnitlon of 'straight
la that the part Is 'natural' and usual
4'That very definition In Itself pre
eludes the possibility of such a part, for
I cannot Imagine a atage part that has
not some salient characteristic not his
own that Is seized on by the actor to
make his role Rtand out as a perfect
portrayal of the character he assumts.
He Is not himself, therefore he Is not
natural, but Is the mlmlc of u supposed
person, and therein he plays a charac
ter. "Suppose the role he assumes Is that
of a JlDineo, a Jockey, an artist, a pries
or n ordinary man of the world, which
m aotoV is not, then certainly he mus'
Mtmoie pot only IhO speech, habits,
thoughts and deportment of such a. per
9n,, bit he must ulso physically ap
proach the character portrayed,
A' competent actor poitruys mnny
Mru ik nia career, earn requiring u
bfttssutw utterpretatlon dlffeient from
- ittr - ':
Edward Hanlon to
England s failures
ANDY COAKLEY, RELIABLE PITCHER
most generous men In thp conning tow
er of baseball. He told Hanlon that ho
wanted a winning team at nny price.
"All right," s.ild Hanlon. "Pay me
$12,000 a year salary." That was Han
Ion's Idea of how the Cincinnati club's
money should be spent In giving It n
There Is no doubt that Hanlon spent
a small fortune on young players that
never had enough ability to warrant
engagement with the big show. They
should never have been yanked cruelly
away from the dear old cactus foun
dries of southwest Arizona. Hanlon
evidently thought he rould balance the
team's expense account by offsetting
cheap players against an expensive
manager. But the scheme did not
work successfully. The amount that
Hanlon Is overpaid would buy a crack
crjack pitcher for tho Cincinnati team.
Humor haB It that John Oanzel our
old friend, "Pop Up John" will bo
made, the director general of the Beds
when Hanlon goes. Gunzol Is a quiet,
the other, and I contend that there can
be no 'straight' part unless, Indeed,
you engage a lawyer for lawyers' parts,
a doctor for a doctor, a forger for n
forger, and so on up or down the lino."
Denies Self Evident Truth.
Mr. Lackayo denies tho cxUtenco of
one of the self evident truths of the
stage world. He denies that there aio
roles In which an actor has nothing
L ... W.ih Itmwmtf-
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PAULINE. CHASE, AN AMERICAN ACTRESS POPULAR IN ENG-
The chief success Pauline Chnse scored In England was her rendition of
the title rolo In "Peter Pan."
more to do than to appear on tho
stage In conventional dress, without
distinguishing makeup and to speak
his lines without accent characteristic
of any particular personality and to
comport himself wltllout gestdre signi
fying anything out of the ordinary, as
regards character or personality. Vet
actors in almost every legltl-
mate play who must so conduct them
selves. Their enant nnnvRtiltnnnl rntAv
typlfylnjr'fhe usna. but not -necessarily
y r , ;
In Athletics Packey McFarland, a
OF THE CINCINNATI
unassuming, conscientious worker, bul
It Is doubtful If ho measures up to big
league managerial standards. He has
already had some managerial experi
ence In connection with a minor league
English Decadence In Sport.
English authorities on sport are
worked up to u pretty frenzy over the
decadence of spoil in "tho tight little
isle " The capture of coveted cham
pionship title's and the lowering of
English records .by outsiders have
aroused wallattbr .idlscontent and Mis
gust that caifljjjboheard from Land's
End to thij aurora foorcalls.
One groaning' English sport critic re
cently wrote as follows:
"What Is the matter with our young
men? At Henley Belgium claims for
the second year In succession the su
premo prize in rowing, Australia, In
the person of the redoubtable Mr.
Brookes, wins highest honors in lawn
tennis. Mr. Jay Gould, un American,
the commonplace, In some sphere of
activity or life, and they, In so doing,
picture a "straight" role. The straight
role is so well established as such that
not even M. Lacknyi can wipe It out at
ono blow or a dozen blows.
Pops a man who Is a lawyer have to
net any the less like a gentleman or any
tho more when in u drawing room or
nt a dlnnqr on the stage simply be
cause ho Is a lawyer? Must he assume
the pose ho uses In addressing tho Jury
when he asks tho waiter fpr a few
more of those dellcipus Bermuda onions?
Must tho stugp doctorrwrltc his pro
posal to tho debutante! on a prescrip
tion pod, saying: "I ant your medicine
You must take me for llfel" simply
because ho ft a doctor?
Must our amateur1, ftnanr lor, tb,e for
ger, fall Into ie habitual lockntep when
he follows bis lnto"ud'l 'vletlin Ino Hut
silica imrdon for (VljUe wflllt slinply
Jockey Lee's Frosty Debut lp. East.
holds the amateur, championship In
English court tennis, Einnre and M
Massey defeat nit competitors at golf
In Bughy footba'njjJNfjxy Zeiland and
South Africa showf us the way Thi
South African SrlcknJ&rp partly dispose
of some of the;'bjst of our count
teams In all formbgf running Ainer
lea bents us ,wltfi2gaWe Italians oi
Frenchmen are thoTietorjous cyclists
Canada secures ,tho'lolnpore cup for
shooting Mr lljBVKIcrnn "f Auslra
lla was the most ,efflgfijnt swimmer Mr
(. M Danels of Xttiijjrl&a nlso has low
ered route of out&swlmmlng marks
And none of our .young women waK
able to cope with Mlrs.Mv Sutton of
America In tennis at'y'lmbledon. It Is
a humlllntlng record,""'
The deterioration of "cricket, the very
pith and marrow pf' British sports, Is
particularly lament. "Did any one."
It Is asked. "evcr'(Seje nitrh sinewless
weak kneed, emasculate play" as that In
the Oxford-Cambridge, match at Lords?
Possibly one ofjttie Veusons for Ens
land's retrogresronfln- Hthlctlcs Is the
fact that her representatives have long
considered themselves the only great
athletes In the world ;and that they did
not feel the necessity of working hard
to maintain the. supremacy they
claimed. Self satisfaction has ruined
many nn athlete? Inthe past Its per
nicious effects arereadlly observed In
English sport today. !
Then, again, English athletes spent
so much time "'criticising American
sportsmen In thp past that they had
little time for Improving their own abil
ities. Their attltllda'was "We know
more about nthleUciTthnn nny one else.
We nro the best In' the gnlne. Why
should we have to prove It?"
Perhaps by studying carefully the
methods of some ofthelr formerly de
spised International rivals In sport
England's athlete'STmay be able to nrgun
themselves Into4he-posltlon of world
leaders once more', i
Jimmy Lee, the-negro Jockey who was
the sensation of, vthy Louisville spring
meeting, recently m'ade his debut nt
Brighton Beach, New York, He did fiot
ride a single winner,, on his first day,
much to the disappointment of his fol
loweis who hadack"od his mounts.
Lee showed no striking Indications of
ability to wrest (Font Walter Miller the
horse piloting supjgmacy of the east.
Lee was developedtat New Orleans n
year ago, when ho jm riding for Rome
Bespess. He became ViVtlonal note
at Louisville by "sweeping the card"
one day. He won all six races.
Lee Is riding the horses "of Paul
Balney, the Cincinnati coke millionaire,
who lost a fortune on the turf last year
on New York tracks.
Fighter Packey MoFarland.
That Packey, MoFarland of Chicago
will one day become lightweight flght-
because he neded
money In the past'
On the contrary, these t three roles
mentioned by Mr Lnckaye can be
played "straight" when cast along cer
tnln lines, Just as they must be mnde
"character" roles when cast along other
lines. For Instance, ifjlhft forger, the
doctor or the lawyer wore shown ac
tually at work In his special capacities,
the jolcs would certainly 'have to be
made character parts In 'order to be
successful from an artistic viewpoint
Rut Mr. Lackaye makes'Sio sych dis
tinction. His amateurish error In mak
ing sweeping or genernl assertions
leaves him open to attack.
Isabel Irving Is to tour the country
In "The Girl Who Has Everything"
next season. This in the play produced
In New York list season, at the Liberty
theater, by Eleanor Rqbeon.
Miss Irving Is the wfe of W H
Thompson, one of the ablest character
actors In Amerlen Her four In "Susan
In Search of a Husband" last year was
so successful that the owners of that
play offered her the opportunity to tour
In the play previously mentioned.
In "Mistress Nell" and "The Sword of
the King" Henrietta Qrqsmnn fought
with rapiers nnd proved herself an ex
pert. In "The Christian Pilgrim," her
next year's play, Mls Crosman will
meet Tyrone PowerK lcr leading man.
In a broadsword combaj, Mr. Power Is
considerably over 's'x fret In height
andMIss Crosman ls.looklnsr forward to
some hard knocks. ' "
Cohan & Han Is have assumed
management of Thomas K. t3hea. M
Bhea will be seen In mfiy the largest
cities and will nresenthtH standard re
pertory, consisting of. "Othello," "Jekyll
and Hyde' and "The, Bells," He will
also present a new playj of, which he is
the author1, entitled, '"A Soldier of the
Louis Mann, last with 'T)8 White
Hen," Is loylng plans and hatching
schemes for his appearance In more
serious io!es nnd Is spending nil hM
spare time In teadlns over old French
plnyu nnd dramas Mr. Mann Is par-tlt-jlarly
considering Mo!crc "Tar
tufe," which has already beei.v done in
English under two or three different
A hosf of American opera lovers will
bu interested io ljnw1)mt tlip well
PACKEY M'FARLAND, WESTERN
He has never been, defeated and is
the winner of thirty-eight battles with
lng champion of the world Is the fore
gone conclusion of hundreds of pugilis
tic fnnclers in tho west and middle
Packey, since 1901, has won every
light he has engaged In, thirty-nine In
nil. In thirty-one of these bouts he
won over the knockout rout?.
Packey, nt his manager's, suggestion,
backed away fiom "Fighting Dick" Hy
land when tho latter 'Wanted a piece of
Packey's game. This maneuver caused
some surprise, but, possibly McFarland's
manager was not quite, certain that the
lad could put Hyland away at this
stngo In his career.
Quito frequently nowadays we hear
remarks about "the lamentable decline
of British pugilism In general."
The remarks aro to the effect that
British lighters with the padded mitts
are not what they used to be.
remembered contralto, Marlon Ivell..
was engaged to appear at the opera nt
Nantes and to have the principal mezzo
soprano roles, singing In "Herodlade,"
"Sanson et Dnllll," "Prophete," "Fa
vorlta" and others. Slip Hlso appeared
in speclak performances of "Carmen."
i i ?
GIAC0M0 PUCCINI, ITALIAN COMPOSER OF "MADAM BUT
TEPFLY" AND OTHER OPERAS.
The repertory at tho Metropolitan Opera House, Now York, next season
will Includo tho four operas of Puccini which wero presented horo last win
tor "La Rohome," ,"1 To8ta," "Madam Butterfly" and "Manon Loscaut" and
the now opera, "Mario Antoinette," on tho muslo of which tho composer la
For. three yeura Miss Iveil was the
leading contralto of the Savage Grand
Opera company. ,
. Melodrama to 'the Foro,
Mock haiolcs are increasing In Im
portance on the stngft, along with tho
tremendous expansion of higher claps
dinmutlo pnliulunn One manager will
Thnt po-t of talk goes all very well ns
a filler ' opaco In a newspaper that Is
hird u; for news. But It Is not sensi
ble talk. British fighting In the heavier
dames linn not deteriorated, has riot de
clined. It never was anything to com
paro with the class of fighting In Amer
ican classes of tho middle nnd heavier
weights. Therefore It Is not correct
to lament oer tho British fist game's
"decline." The lamentations should
arise because the flrltlnhers have never
Improved over their old time, old fash
ioned style The 8qulr6g-Burns affair
(one cannot call It a fight) waB only an
other ovldcnco of this.
A HIGH PRICED PLAYER.
BIIOTITSTOP TEBHY TURNER OP.
THE CLEVELAND BLUES.
send out no less than twenty-two com
panies during the coming season equip
ped with tiprparlng melodramas oMha
deepest dye. The manager In question,
and he Is ono of many, has a Btaff of
red Ink sllngers who can "conjure up
any kind of iiensatlon at a day'a notice.
Their pet scheme Is to have a "play" on
some sensational criminal trial fresh
In the public mind. u
f THE HOSPITABLE" CltlZ0'
Tl.nll Ant t,.n nulnsltta MWiLluS
Een ccety PheelnrtM' etfV'uXZ
Ees gooaa nosniiannio . -rj
i . He tnl me so heemsalV i,y
i il ask hcm pleass esplaln to tne,
" An' .! tv'nt lie say?
, "Wenevra man ees kind an' frea
For geevln' thcetigs away.
- Bo dat da stranger man dftt com
, " To deesa ceety can . '
Bo hnppy here nn' feel at Moms
Dat's 'hospllabble man.' L
' "Ncx" week," he say, "fvfn' far, franv
Bees crowda mans dat s call k(
Da Brother Elk' ecs comln' here.
Wo glnfl to see dom nil.
We mak' da ceety clean an; bright
An' spnnd da mona frco
Bo evratheeng by day. by night,
Mos' beautiful weell be; 'H .
An' I am put dees flags to fly T
So stranger mans weell know datft
Art 'hospitabbla man.' "
Nex' time I see Baratt, oh, myl
Ho ees een soocha state.
"Dose 'brother Elk' ees gon'," he icry,
"An' dey aro 'cheapa skate. (
Ton bat my llfel From time dey com
Onteell da day dey went
Dey Justa mak' demsal' at home, f
But novva spand a centl ,
Dey hnnda lemon Up tp- me, (
But buy da few bannn.
I was a fool dat I should Tie
Booch 'hospltabblo man.' " t
net ees not vera clear to me '
W'at dees Baratta say.
Eef ceety mak' all theengs so free,
W'nt for should Elko, pay?
I s'poso dat I am vera dumb,
But stcell I asxa wny.
Beenca dey aro ask da stranger coai
Dey should espect heem buy? V
Oh, my, I am so vera "green," I jt
Pleass, Mecster 'Merlcan, J f
I weesh you tal mo w'at ees meanj
liy "nospuauDio man. , r
Daly in uatnouo uianoaruH
Praise Safer Than Blame. I
Viscount do Bolmont of Braill Trn
dining In n New York restaurant. Sud
denly he put down his knlfo nnd 'f oriel
nnd uttered nn exclamation of ap
"By Jove, n beautiful womnnl" ho
snld In tho dciuonstratlve Bouthom
wny. "She Is my wife," tho viscount's com
panion murmured modestly.
'Xho young man toughed. "Excuse
my persotinl remnrlt," he sold, "but It
was ranch better thnn that of an Ox
ford friend of mine.'
"My friend, ou tbo bont coming over,
stood In conversation with nn elderly,
man on tho promennde deck. Near' by.
n -woninn snt In n deck cbalr. My,
friend, pointing to her, said, wltbT a
" 'I wonder If that ugly old woman Is
actually trylnp to flirt with met'
'"I don't Itnow, tho elderly gentle
man answered mildly, 'but I can easily
find out for you. Sho'a my wife.'"
Woman's Homo Companion.
Heard In the Kitchen.
Miss Spoon What are you looking
60 mnd about?
Coffeepot Mnd! I was so angry,
with cook yesterday that I just boiled
over, nnd I'm not settled yet. Bohe
Solf Interacted Generosity. '
Edwin and Lisa, snys tho New York
Prcus, nro two little cousins of tbrea
who nro almost inseparable and divide
most of their goodies. One day Ed
win hnd n wholo, cracker unbuttered
nnd hnlf a ono which was buttered.
Ho gftvo tho former to Llsn, nnd his
mother commended him for giving
nwny tho lnrger piece. ,
Llttlo Lisa looked up nggrlevedly.
"Yes," said Bhe, "ho gave me tho big
gest, but he kept tho butterest."
Too Deep For Him. '
"Strange case, that of Mr. -and Mrs.
"How so? Divorces nro common. I
don't see anything bo remarkable la
tho fact that thoy have separated."
"Oh, It Isn't the sopatatlon. But
hero It Is nearly two weeks since tho
decree was granted, nnd neither of.
them has got married again. I can't
Understand what tbo motive was."
Cleveland Leader. i
The Way He Loved Her.
Threo months after facing the par
son together they wero seated at th
"Do you lovo me still?" queried the
young wlfo after the manner of her
"Of courso I loyo you still," he an
swered. "Now, keep nulot while I
t j read tho paper." Lesljo's Weekly. ,
What More Could She Ak
"You used," sho complained, "to
treat mo so nffectlouately and to use
so many words of endearment when
you spoke to me. Now you are so,
J matter of fact"
"Well," ho replied; with a yawn,
didn't I provo by marrying, yon that
I liked your-Judgo,
Silly Question. '
"But," naked Miss Prim, "didn't you
scream when ho klsspd you?"
"Nonsonsol Of course nor." r.niu
j Miss Koy. "His mustache didn't Uc-
Kio as much as all thaU"-PWUdeJ.
Hot S luff. - I
nestaurant Quest -.Everything yott
have brought pit is stontveold.,
route Walter-Hero Itfco Sn&tarfl
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