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Theatrical Men In New York
Better Attendance When
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Some Revivals, Including
One of Ibsen's, Are
Given in New York.
NEW TORK. May 19. Right after
the United States entered the
war Broadway theater owners
und lessees noted a sharp falling off;
in attendance. Perhaps it was a
wave of economy. Certainly the pub
lic had as much or more money than
This phenomenon had the effect of
discouraging many producers who
were laj ing plans for the future. A
diminished output of new plays and
less expensive productions are re
sults of the war which are quite as
sured. Managers are hoping, however. t,hat
the new law here forbidding the dis
pensing of alcoholic drinks after 1
a. m. will send a larger proportion
of merrymakers to the theaters for
amusement. Hotel patronage has fal
len off. too. and the theaters may
gain by the restaurants' loss. It will
be interesting to observe if this takes
Perhaps after the first novelty or
being at war wears off the theaters
will find their sales of tickets as
large as ever, or even larger The
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pspeclallv as tney lace oeanng tneir i
full burden of the war expense
through new federal taxes on tickets I
When Johnny Come Mnrehlng ;
T-ast week was notable for rm-
-ri Th. w -When Johnnv
Comes Marching Home." the popular
mnqirai shuw of IS vears ago. at
the New Amsterdam George M. Co-
nans jfi x.ich uhr ,hhhh...
in the theater named after the .u.tor-1 (rambler, and was as "Captain Scar
1, ... ri k.i. ihp.i.i- hunter! h- the Bow Street rnn-
Comedy, and two little old operas at ners. He was beloved by the beau
Lyceum Ut Lady Constance Sinclair, who
The American war piece of Julian got him a pardon.
-Edwards ard Stani-laus Stanse which! But the dreadful Hawkhurst stole
was so popular IS season ago was Mhe document and so Lady Constance,
presented almon preciselx as it first ,n the dtsguise of a knight or the
nade its appearance. Innovations road, made the gambler give up the
-tvere a full militarj' band, a fife and precious paper There are jarious
drum corps and a big det.it hment of, other mixups. three Captain Scarlets
the "Tnion arms " ' and plenty of lovemakmg. Harrj- B.
Mr. EdwardF s music pieasea mo
first night audience imm'i v. nn
Edward Bose singing th title role
and pretty Nanette Flack aopeanng
as Kate Femberton. F c Whitnej.
the producer, has provideu a fine
rtciiral of "Ghost.''
Tor tiat small portion of the pub
'ic which dotes on Henrik Ibsen, the
performance of the plai "Ghosts,
which the Washington Square Play
ers hae brought forth in the Com
edy theater, should be a tempting
morsel. It is very well done
The Players for this final number
of their first year in a full-sized
theater went outside their organiza
tion to obtain some of their talent.
Jose Rubens was admirable in the
role of Oswald Alving, while Mary
Shaw, who has been plawng the
character off and on for 18 -ears.
was recruited for the part of Mrs.
Mvlng Miss Shaw gae a most
forceful. impressie performance
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that. theda 'might" come , henere
would be in New York an endowed
theater lor tne worKs ti inc ,"
"Get Rich Uuick "WallinRford."
The constant and heart laughter
heard every night at the Cohan
theater is because "Get Ki h Quick
Wallingford" had been brought back
there the scene of Its original tri-
It was at the Cohan that this dra
matization of the famous George
Randolph Chester stories started its
record-breaking run moie than fie
vears ago, and there are pleasant
evidences that this reviiai will add
another lease of liTe to the royster
ing Cohan farce.
Hale Mammon, me original iii
Minora, ana r.u-.u ..... ...- -.-
packing the o d favor te for aoiSer
SnTXot onl" are the investing in
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tile prOaOCUUH. 'IUl mr i ,tDw.
ing their original roles as part of th.
venture in "Get Rich,' and ever one
hoSes they'll be new Walllngfoids.
MMsrs. Hamilton and Ellis have
Messrs. namiiiuii uur.iii
stage are full of familiar naim- and
nlav s first mn ana tne cast ah
. ""'?'U-:rT.,;.'"'?Cl rf;.!7i..e r England
Titd Old Light Operas.
Music of ions ago wa1- ba'd
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I the I.ireuin Theater thi! week when
the "Socieiv or American ? ngers gave
in English "The Mzid Mistress," by
Persolesi, and - Th Night Bell" of
Donizetti, composer of ' Lucia di Lam
meriroor These two old pieces were sung for
the first time in thi country within
the memory of man. although ac
cording to some Recounts the first
named was heard here more than a
"The Maid Msstress" La Serva.
Padrona) was the chief opera comique
of the Parisians of the middle ISth
century and is one of the famous
operas or history. uonizettrs nttie
work was written and composed,
learned and produced in nine days and
is a type of the sort of musical hu
mor our fathers of the 1S36 period
The two operas were charmingly
given. The casting of the operas
was excellent, every singer seeming
to set the correct spirit of his or
her role. Florence Easton Macjen
non surprised her friends by her ex
ouisite handling of a light role in
'The Maid Mistress." as her name is
generally associated with Wagnerian
parts. Lucy Gates in "The Xight
Bell" had little singing to do. but
it was most difficult and she satis
fied the exacting taste of .the many
experts present. David Bisphatn filled
two roles acceptamy. j
Reginald de Koven's splendid 19-.
eiti -uiu (umii; vwa. ihc mf.una,-
man." is being presented In a most
acceptable revival at the Forty-fourth
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lovers of tuneful pieces and those
who like a dashing story with their
The plot sounds a bit old fasb-
loned. but it serves as the frame worK
of an agreeable evening. As those
with Ion memories will recall, pick
Fitzgerald, the desperate young Irish
blade, took to the road because he
had been ruined by Hawkhurst. the
omun concencti !. aj.
IRt) UIU pict.t oc. .t w ..... v..-. .
alluring Blanca Saroa. who despite!
her name is said to hail from Phila-'
delphia She is a splendid brunette.
n... l ......... BAV..A.1 t. .ntfftllfe
with a deep soprano and some acting
ability. The part of Lady Constance
gave her many good numbers, espe
cially the lively "Ylve la Bagatelle,"
which quite captured the first night
Miss Saroya and John Charles
Thomas (Fltzgerald were most
charming hi the duet "Do Yon nc
raember. Love." while Sam Ash as a
voung naval officer, scored with
"Gretna Green" and "While the Four
Ileal Japanese Spirit.
How to get a Japanese atmosphere
so true that it would please even ths
subjects of the Mikado, was achieved
m "The Willow iree oy me kws
ence of Sakukichi Hatakenaka in the
cast . . . ,
Mr. IlataKenaKa. tne uiru ocucr m
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I is a native Japanese actor, and
licit .- -v
with the pracices of our stage.
In producing "The Willow Tree
any questions of diction, gesture and
phraseology were referred to him ai
a -final court of appeaL
The result is the full satisfaction
of leading Japanese here who have
witnessed the production They
praise the faithfulness of the stage
setting, the action and the story, to
the spirit of Nippon. .
Mr Hatakenaka's association with
the drama is quite natural, for his
r.thAr one of the leading merchants
of Kochi, owned the principal theater
r,n tndav actors in Japan have
about the same social standing as
, v -- - . . wont to
sky? i hel-lmTttat th pavers had
armed. "Good!" 'death! fcee that
i,,, are becomingly housed in the
Wanted To Be Vn -
I or all this, young Sakukichi Ha
- kenaka wanted to act. In fact, at th(
school jeai he plead
dh hisfather to ajlow him to
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; it is the custom in Japan Tor the
looting actor to learn his profession
mir a miktuD boy and alet
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1 1 The
eldei Hatakenaka, however,
EL PASO HERALD
COMES .TJA35CHINS XOHE
not in sjinpath with his son's
ambitions and forbade him even to
mention the subject aain. Young
Sakukichi complied w ith the letter of
this command, but continued to study
for the stage and even played minoi
parts occasionally. ,
The death or the elder Hatakenaka
caused the son to renounce his posi
tion as head of the familv and a
substantial inheritanee as well, in fa
vor of a younger brother and adopt
the profession of acting seriously.
As he lacked an early education
in the traditional art of the theater,
he made up his mind that he would
never attain a leading position on the
so-called classic dramatic stage. How
ever, he has become determined that
the Japanese stage neeaea to aavance
in modern dramatic art. With this,
in mind, he took his small toriune
and came to America. He landed in
San Francisco, and later moved to
Denver. Then, at Maryvllle, Tenn
he took a two-year course in Eng-
Thence he came to New York, where
he entered dramatic school. After a
term there he graduated with honors
and entered the company of "The Si
lent Witness." Following a short
tour In vaudeville he was engaged as
the only Japanese stage manager In
dice By MIsk Ilreen.
' I'd choose just such a part to play
if I were the greatest star on the
operatic stage." said Miss Grace
Breen. the bewitching joung prima
donna of "Eileen," Victor Herbert's
new light opera.
Now there Is more than an Idle
figure of speech in Miss Breen's ref
erence to operatic stardom. Had It
not been for the European war she
herself might have made her debut
in grand opera ui.der the same aus
pices and on the same stage where
Caruso was first launched as an op
"I was two years in Italy under
Lombardi." Miss Breen said. "It was
a great experience. Lombardi was a
wonderful coach. He trained me. as
he trained Caruso, to act the great
operatic roles Whatever know-ledge
I may have of acting I owe to
Begins in Convent.
But my voice is American-made,
I was born and bred in :ew xork.
you know. I've never lived anywhere '
Bullet Proof Coat
surface is hignlx effective especially
if polished. On the other hand, in
the present stage of uncertainty
about such matters, there are not
lacking advocates of a kind of armor
composed of amall rectangular plates
of steel. linked together by steel rings
at the corners, and backed by khaki
cloth A strip of such armor, with a
hole in the middle, can be put oer
the head, noncho-fashion. so that It
hangs down in front and behind, pro
tecting the chest and abdomen, and
likewise the back of the wearer. It
is light, and proof against a knife
staa. Itex-mlilen "Chain Mull."
Armor of this kind resembles in a
way the "chain mail" used in the mid-
ill avea hv warriors who OOUld afford
the luxury. This kind of mail was
very expensive, being composed of
steel links so woen together as to
make a continuous fabric: but it was
knife-proof and bullet-proof, and
could be worn beneath ordinary cloth
inir. accommodating itself to the
Tnnf,ln0nt ftf tllA bot.
When, not many years ago. a Brit
ish tnilltarv evnedition invaded Thi
bet, it came across a native warrior
who was reputed to he invulnerable
to bullets. So, Indeed, he appeared
to be- for. though shot time and
again, he remained seemingly unhurt.
Ir n, Inter oiseovered that he wore
beneath his clothing n shirt of chatyi
mail that was undoubtedly of me
Japanese Ise Steel shields.
The Japanese, in modern times.
were first to resume the use of shields
in battle At the siege of Port Ar
thur thej proIded the foremost
ranks of their troops with steel
shields 6lrapped in front of their
bodies Todaj the Germans often
advance 'n groups of four protected
b a shield two men carrying the
later, while the other two fire through
portholes In the shields Our own
tjr department for 'nif time past
has been experimenting with a
"The Flower of the Army"
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LOt, proud Love, salutes tne nag ot nis counirv, aim jnn ia iui -u..c
his monopoly of its women. American girlhood, lovely or plain, is looking
over and beyond the curls of his
and white, the frosting of stears on a
the winds of the sky that bends above our wide good country and wonders
how she mav help. Some can only save to serve. Some jrive the money in
their pockets", and their time when they have lots of both. Some give the men
thev love, and raising their eyes to the flags that fly on every street, smile
and are bigger women for the thing they feci in their breast! Some go to be
else in my life. I went to the Sacred
Heart Convent here and began to
take vocal lessons when I was 14.
From then on I studied under New
York instructors until I went abroad
and was accepted as a pupil by Lom
bardi." Miss Breen had a rather original
idea to advance upon that oft
scorned phrase, "studying abroad."
She Is. of course, a stanch American,
more than a stanch New Yorker, the
daushter of Magistrate Breen, and,
as she says, "a native by circumstance
and choice '
"But." she contends, "with a city
as brimming over with things to see
an to do. a citr with so many won-
Lom-iderful people to know and to love, how
fan rine concentrate unon a single
I unilr that centers upon oneself? It.
simplj can't be done here, especially
in tne case ui .:v "'" """
Irish ancestry, like myself.
Soldiers of Future
contrivance borne on two
The individual soldier, the fight
ing unit, is a military asset. It pays
to keep him alive and unwounded.
The money cost of armor is of small
relative importance, if thereby he can
gam a measure of protection. When
in the first-line trenches, he ought
surely to have it, body armor, helmet,
pieces to defend the groin and thighs.
Bomber and wire-cutters are already
provided with such defensive equip
ments, more or less complete. But
the idea has not jet been worked out,
save In a very imperfect waj
Weight In An Objection.
One obvious objection to armor is
the burden of weight it imposes upon
the fighting man. But this does
not seem to be an insuperable dif
ficulty. A motor-truck, equipped as
a sort or monue armory, couiu carry
armor for 100 or more soldiers, de
livering it to them when they might
happen to need it for immediate pur
poses, and collecting it when, for the
time being, it was not further re-
The material deemed acceptable for
armor has always been steel But
whv not some other metal Al
uminum? Surely not. It Is too soft.
And let aluminum, when alloyed with
magriestum, makes a composition ex
tremely hard and with a toughness
comparable to that of brass. This
alloy, known as "magnallum," Is now
largely employed abroad as a struc
tural material for airplanes. Mag
nesium is e en lighter than aluminum,
and the mixture weighs only seven
eighths as much as aluminum, bulk
for bulk. Why not magnallum
For j. lonir time nnst inventors have
been trjlng to produce bullet-proof
fabrics, either without metal, or
utilizing the latter merely for reln-
fore. ment The "armor cloth." men-
fore, ment The "armor cloth, men
tfoner! at the hetrinnmr of this article.
originated by a monK nameu
Zeglen, residing in Chicago, who was
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bright head, mgner to tne crimson ni
field of blue, of Old Glory whipping in
Inspired by the humane Idea that it
would lessen mortality in warfare. It
was tested at Fort Sheridan, by put
ting it on a silhouette target rep
resenting a man. and a bullet fired
from a Krag at :00 yards did not go
through it. x
Zeglen. afterwards, took out a pa
tent, which revealed the fact that his
bullet-proof cloth consisted of linen
canvas backed by layers of goat-hair,
silk cords, pasteboard, and felt
Brooklyn Man's Invention.
Not long Ago a Brooklyn man pa
tented an "armor cloth" composed of
a series of la era of horsehair cloth,
with sheets of guttapercha sllesla be
tween. In between each two layers
of horsehair and Silesia was a ltberal
sprinkling of alum and ground glass.
When the fabric thus constituted was
subjected to heat and pressure, the
alum and ground glass became in
corporated into the other materials,
making a light and waterproof cloth,
impenetrable so it was claimed) by
bullet or knife.
The Idea of another inventor was
that of an "armor waistcoat." com
posed of a series of thin sheets of
steel, with layers of cotton wadding
between. He claimed that when a;
bullet pierced the first metal layer. '
Its Impact was not transmitted direct
to the next, but part of the shock)
was taken up by the wadding before i
it engaged the next layer of steel, i
A few thin sheets of maganese steel
thus arranged. It was alleged) would
suffice to stop a, rifle-ball
Oklahoma Man Has One.
Otis V. Boucher, of Snyder. Okla..
has taken out a patent on a kind of I
armor (Including helmet) that is
guaranteed to shed bullets, owing to!
the fact that, when the wearer faces
the enemy. It presents the sharp edge .
of an acute angle to the front. Any
projectiles that strikes it is sure to
glance off harmlessly it Is claimed.
When not in use, it can be folded up
and packed in a suitcase.
Not to be forgotten in this con-'
nectlon is a portable armor-shield,
which (the Idea of another patentee);
is to be attached to the soldier's
body, in front It is so light that he '
can march with it, as part of his j
military costume: and. in face of the
foe. he can kneel down behind it and i
fire his rifle through a hole provided I
for that purpose. If he finds himself
obliged to retreat, he can reverse the I
shield, so that it will protect the rear
of his person. I
Has Bayonet Proof Cloth.
Inspired by the lessons of the ;
present war. an Englishman named
George Lynch has newly .patented a
"non-penetrable fabric" o wool or
cotton-wool w"hlch. impregnated with
resin, passed jetween rollers, and
covered with rubberized cloth. Is de
clared to be bajonet-proof and to of
fer a material resistance to bullets.
It can be made up Into uniforms. If
desired. But a use particularly sug
gested for It is in tackling barb-wire
entanglements. If sheets of it be
thrown over the barb-wire, the sold
iers can thereupon climb across with
out suffering a scratch.
May Change Warfare.
Some of these Ideas may be nothing
better than "crank" notions Never
theless, the armor problem Invites a
verj serious attention Milliarv e-'
pens an over tne worm are workiM
j on it. and before its solution will un
the flower of the army not, if you please, O makers of romance, iif qaest of
the sentimental, for the girl or women who wears the Red Cross knows drudgery
and the plain hard business of obedience and dull detail. LOVE finds sometimes
her there, real, love but the things that see her and the things sh finds "out
there" are, in their splendor, white diamonds beside the poor glass, or cheap
I have made the face under the white coif with its crimson cross a pretty
one, because there is no such thing as a homely one tinder that head dress, no
matter how plain it was under a spring
whom it bends. XELL BMXKLEY,
questionably be marked by the de
velopment of contrivances for the
protection of the fighting man that
are as Interesting as they are valu
able. They will help to mark an
epoch in the evolution of scientific
500 Vienna Children
Gain 18 To 24 Pounds
In Short Holland Slay
r.otterdam. Netherlands. May 19.
Five hundred Vienna children on the
average, have gained nine and a half
pounds in weight during a few weeks
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Draw from one to two and so on to
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Copyright. 1M7. International News Srrlc.
nonner. ask. tne wistiui soiaitr oer
stay in Holland, some of them adding
from 18 to 24 pounds, according to
Despite the recent hint by prim
minister Cort van der Linden regard
ing the underirabllity of bringing
more foreign children to this country
when Hollanders themselves are be
ing asked to observe the strictest
economy on account of the scarcity of
grain, German youngsters continue to
arrive In large numbers, nearly 1100
having crossed the frontier to recoup
m the course of one week.
Women are now working in the
fields to help relieve the labor short
age in the great farming districts in
southern Illinois, eastern Missouri ani
NW It-Ip Jeannette lo find her pet.
Druii from one to trto and o on t
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