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THE ARGUS, SATURDAY, MARCII 4, 1905.
a i itousox. who Is now
playing the role of Princess
Aline In "It Happened In
Nordland," Las a pretty lev
el head, and the fact served her in good
, stead when she made her first stage
appearance. She was a youijg widow
in New York, trying to make a living
painting menu cards. The fad went
out, and. at a loss what to do, she en
tered a theatri-al agency one day. She
secured an engagement, but was Im
mediately released when the manager
discovered she possessed no experience,
Going back to the agency, she was told
not to let It be known next time that
she was inexperienced.
"But what am I to do when they
ask me?" she de
manded. "I am not
very skilled in tell
"Evade it," was
the bland response.
"You eun manage it
Rrk It- r4itrA attaint
V I'll- ttLTVTUb
that an opportunity
arose fur an ingenue
for a new piece,
"The Hoop of Gold."
which was to be produced nt the Grand
Opera House In Urooklyn. Nothing
"was said about previous experience.
When Leon Vincent, the stage man
ager, said to the amateur, "Take the
stage," she looked nt him helplessly.
If he had told her to reach down the
moon she would have had about as
much of nn Idea how to go about the
process. She did not move, whereupon
the old gentleman walked up to her
"How long have you been on the
The crucial moment hud come. She
twisted her fingers In and out and
finally began, "About about"
"About twenty minutes," Mr. Vincent
"Well, I was going to say fifteen."
she admitted, already seeing herself
out on the sidewalk again; but. to her
surprise, the good old gentleman sim
ply told her to remain after the rest
had gone and then gave her a little pri
vate coaching in theatrical parlance.
At the next rehearsal she made a re
spectable showing as an Ingenue.
Robert B. Mantel, who is touring In
a repertoire of Shakespearean plays
this season and winning much praise
for bis work iu this class of drama,
won familiarity with a large number
of Shakespearean parts during his first
years on the stage. He was telling
one day of the hard school In which
an aspirant for histrionic honors has
to learn his task in England. "In the
first eight years of my professional
career I played not less than 750 parts.
In the last six only seven or eight."
said Mantell. "When I was knocking
about through (J rent
Britain with a little
the legitimate and
standard drama, I
played as high as a
dozen parts In one
"Oh-h-h h-h. Bol).
come off four or five
at least." pleaded
one of his auditors.
'Not even one, my
boy; not a single
- chappie of the dozen
will I cut off." replied Mantell, "and if
you'll Jot 'em down I'll reel 'em off to
you. The night I did this sextuple
doubling act was somewhere in the
south of EnglamL and the bill for the
night was 'Kichnrd III.' and 'llobert
Macalre." In the first pieco I playe.l
Richard. Iiadellffe. the Jailer, 'IV.-isle,
Catesby and au officer, and in the last
I thrilled 'em with my Cartouch, Cara
dox. Morreus. and, and, and"
"That's only nine, quite enough,
heaven knows." interrupted he with
the pencil and paper, "quite enough.
Bob, but we must have the other three,
nevertheless, so trot 'em out."
"Well." said Mantell. "Just who the
other three were I cannot for the mo
ment say. as I haven't the cast handy,
but if you put it down as three officers
It will fill out the dozen."
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I don't believe I could do It at all. As
his critic or collaborat3r I might be a
success. But an author that is anoth
In his reply Mr. Arliss re-echoed the
last sentiment, intimating it was best
there should be but one author in the
Robert T. Haines is soon to appear in
a new play by his wife, Genevieve G.
Haines. It is rather an unusual thing
for an actor to hava a wife who can
write dramas and create roles for her
husband to fill. Mr. Haines first bad
the experience of ap-
rearinif in a nlav Pjr
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1-1- 11 DiiV LSI OiiK Iti ' Sr.-
to fame as a play
wright through the
George Arliss. the English author and
actor who made a hit as Zokkuri in
"The Darling of the Gods." had rather
an unusual experience one morning a
year, or two ago. when he picked op a
Sunday paper and found In it a criti
cism by his owu wife of his new play.
The play was "There and Back." and
his wife, known to theater goers as
Florence Montgomery, played the lead
ing part In it. In criticising the play
"The piece is by George Arliss. whom
I am privileged to call husband. This,
however, does not
deter me from my
purpose. Who has a
better right to be se
vere with Mr. Arliss
"As a husband he
Is everything he
"As an author
but I will break it
"I know It was
Just like a man to
write 'There and
Back' as it Is and
then call it by that
absurd title. No wo
man would I satisfied with such on
Indefinite sort of name any more than
she would have any patience with such
a husband as the two spouses In the
play. M mustn't be thought that I
wish Mr. A. had let me write his piece.
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wrifut m rou fell uae "., k :fmK'
production of ,
"Hearts Afiame." &."L - vi
This drama, in W - ..
wmcu lie iuuk im; ty '
leading role, scored .
an immediate sue-
cess. Mrs. Haines
Is a beautiful worn- kobekt t. halves.
an, with a musical
voice and charming ruaniters. She does
not looli especially bookish and is de
voted to athletic sports. Mr. Haines
secured a release from Minnie Muddern
Fiske, whose leading man he then was,
in order to interpret the leading role
in the drama which made Mrs. Haines'
STUDY OF THE HONEY BEE IS
INTERESTING EVEN AT THIS TIME
Norman Tharp, who plays Lord Dul
verton in "The Usurper," is an English
man who Is trying hard to be an Amer
ican, lie often finds the process pain
ful, even expensive. He was complain
ing recently about being charged $4.7."
for a bunch of violets Iu New York.
"Aha!" an American friend gloated.
"They saw you coming and said:
'There's nn English lobster. We'll trim
"Not at all, my dear boy, I assure
you, said lharp- i talked broad and
spat on the floor."
Francis Wilson, who Is now playing
in "Cousin Billy." is vevv successful in
making others laugh, but sometimes
the laugh has been on him. T'pon one
occasion he was culled before the cur
tain to respond to most enthusiastic
applause, and a superb bunch of Amer
ican Beauty roses was handed to hira
over the footlights. He bowed his
thanks and retired, and as he entered
his dressing room opened n note which
accompanied the flowers. It was couch
ed in very affection
ate terms and Invit
ed him to go to sup
per. It seemed that
through the stupid
ity of a florists' boy
lie had received a
tribute which had
been intended for
one of the young la
dles of his co'mpany.
Mr. Wilson is quite
an accomplished lin
guist. For sometlmo
it was a mystery to his friends how he
acquired a knowledge of so many lan
guages. He had never had a French
tescher. yet all at once he began to
s:eak French like a native. A ynr or
two later and (IcrmaD was at his fin
ger tips; later again, he began to talk
Italian as though to the language born.
And then n friend solved the mystery.
He had learned the languages from his
dressers. It was remembered that for
two seasons a French valet who spoke
nothing but his native tongue had min
istered to his dressing room wants.
Then when Mr. Wilson's Parisian ac
cent became thoroughly manicured the
Frenchman passed out and was no
more seen. Ills successor was a Ger
man, and he. after a couple of seasons,
was succeeded by an Italian.
Now the comedian's friends are won
dering what sort of a dresser he will
Of all the insects that fly about the
earth none presents a more interest
ins subiect for study than the or
dinary honey bee. The ways of the
bte are so siranjre and yet so well or
dered that he is a constant source of
wonder to the man who studies him.
The care of bees is almost an art.
Very few beekeepers know all that is
to be learned about their charges and
to make a success of this vocation
years of practice and study are re
quired. The care of bees during the winter
months is a serious one for the owner,
as it is rarely that a collection of hives
goes through the cold weather without
the loss of at least one.
There are two ways of keeping bees
through cold weather. One is to pack
the summer stand in straw and the
other is to place the hives in a cellas
The latter method is considered the
better, as the chances for loss are
much less. Although it may not be
generally known, bees cannot be fed
in winter. Accordingly when they be
gin their long period of idleness a
plentiful supply of food, which in thi
case is honey, must be stored in the
hives. From the first of December lo
the first of April, which is the time the
bees are usually confined, a hive wi.l
consume from 15 to 35 pounds of hon
ey. The amount is usually more when
the bees are kept out of doors. In the
spring when the hives are removed
to the open air each one weighs about
five pounds less than when placed in
During the four months of winter
the little workers take an opportunity
to rest from their labors of the sum
mer. They congregate in a huge,
crawling, brown buzzing ball and seem
only to have enough ambition to eat
They are most considerate of each
other, however, and no bee is selfish
enough to spend his entire time in the
warm interior of the mass. After get
ting thoroughly warmed a bee will
slowly make his way to the outside in
order to make room for a companion
who has been shivering on the out
skirts of the crowd. In this way the
ball is kept continually in motion.
Neither do the bees breed durin
the winter and as numbers of them
die a swarm is always smaller in the
spring thaa in the fall. It is consider
ed bad form among bees for a mem
ber of the swarm to end his days in
the hive, and when one of them feels
death approaching he crawls out on
the cellar floor and there passes away
among the bodies of his companions
who have gone before. Occasionally
nowever, a member or tne army re
main among the living a little too
long and expires on his way to the
hospital. A few members of the swarm
are then appointed as pall bearers
and the body is borne to the outside.
But if the temperature of the cellar Is
kept between 32 and 50 degrees the
proportion of loss will be small.
Bees are of a very saving nature
and when the time comes to remove
the hive to their summer stands in
the spring there is usually a small
amount of surplus food left over from
the winter. This comes in handy dur
ing the early spring when flowers are
scarce and the Inhabitants of the hive
are forced to skirmish for the source
of their honey supply. But the warm
days of April encourage the little hon
ey makers to throw off the lethargy
which has possessed them during the
ast four months and tfiev are soon
vorking hard to make up for lost time.
DR. V. D. CRUM.
?'eteh of the i;ro -Appointed Col
lector nt ( liarlmtun.
The tight against the confirmation of
Dr. William I. ('rum as collector of
the port of Charleston. S. C. makes the
personality of this representative of
the negro race in America of interest.
Every effort was made by the op
ponents of Dr. Crum to prevent him
from obtaining the office he sought.
The appointment was sent to the sen-
he begins the study of
The preseuoe of mind exhibited by
Heiurtch Conried, manager of the Met
ropolitan Oiera company, when an ac
cident occurred on the stage of the
opera house re-ently won him much
praise. But for the calmness he dis
played a panic among the audience
might easily have resulted. When Mr.
Conried succeeded Maurice Grau as
manager of the ierformances of grand
opera at the Metroiolitan Opera House
there were some who doubted his abil
ity to fill a position of such importance.
But his success has shown him equal
to the task thrust upon him when the
board of directors of the opera house
called him away
from the German
playhouse on Irving
place, which he had
made the temple of
art in New York, to
assume the manage
ment of the leading
ocra company of
America. Mr. Con
ried is a versatile heinkk ii c oneied.
genius, actor, man
ager, student, lecturer and business
man. His attainments as a student
have won him the degree of LL. D. He
is a member of the eommittee on Ger
manic languages and literature of Har
vard university, and he has medals
frotn Germany and Italy for attain
ments In the urts and sciences.
Many years ago ns a weaver's ap-prent'u-e
Conried sat at his loom In an
Alsatian village weaving the fabric by
which he was to ttecome a "meister."
His bobbins played backward and for
ward through 3,-kX) threads in his
l.iom. There were fifteen colors, and
as they were blended they grew Into a
design that was to bear the title of
"Faust and Marguerite."
When the last thread was laid In
place it wus found that not a stitch
had been dropped. Thus Conried be
came a "meister." and the same pains
taking care has characterised all bis
fi- .X-?"1 "
PR. WILLIAM D. CHTM.
ate by President Roosevelt nearly two
years ago. Nothing could be found
against him except his color, and the
appointment was finally confirmed.
Dr. Crum is not an ex-slave. On the
contrary, the members of his family,
so far from being slaves, were them
selves slave owners, and Dr. Cram's
father had an extensive plantation at
Orangeburg, S. C, with forty-three
slaves, when the civil war began. The
present collector was born in 1859 and
was therefore too young to serve in the
army when the civil war began. Ills
older brothers determined that he
should receive a good education and
assisted him to attend the Avery in
stitute at Charleston and the South
Carolina university. He had to leave
the latter institution In his Junior year
on account of his color and went to
the. Iloward .university at Washington.
where he graduated with ""honor. He
became a physician and built up n
large practice. He bought a drug
store, and that. too. prospered.
The governor of the state made him
a surgeon in the national guard, and he
was a medical officer at the recruiting
station in Charleston during the Span
ish war. He became a lecturer at the
Negro hospital and was commissioner
of the negro department of the Charles
Special interest attaches to the Crum
appointment and its final confirmation
because it Is held to be indicative of
the president's policy. Mr. Roosevelt
declared that if anything could be
shown against the character of Dr.
Crum he would withdraw the nomina
tion, but that he would not withdraw
it simply because of his color. Noth
ing derogatory to his character was
shown, and the president continued to
appoint him until the senate finally
confirmed the nomination.
Gold llatpin Holdera.
Society girls are giving their fancy
free rein in the new hatpin holders, and
already they have them in gold instead
of the comparatively conservative sil
ver in which they first appeared, sa3 S
the New York Press. Anita Sands is
the proud possessor of u gold holder
made by a prominent New York firm
which in its way is a work of high art.
The graceful sheath is chased richly In
an arabesque pattern, through which
runs a double vine of silver and alu
minium. Etruscan gold constitutes tie
body metal, and on it is superimposed
in dainty designs the same metal in
paler shades. Stil more effective, how
ever. Is the jiionosram in diamonds, ru-
1 1 I Vim &&im th favor of
I I y:if: ms'SF of their own
I f Wi 1 &ff: that it is a mosi
Hw m&w il wm cure a11
VSi H'f&y 'f&Mv represents, a la
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e Laxative of
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functions unnecessarily. One of the most exceptional of
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xative remedy of known quality and excellence.
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hies and sapphires near the top 'o' tne
sheath, above which is blazoned the
Sands crest. The toy is a trinket fit for
a duchess. Evelyn Burden has a holder
of Uouinn gold studded with tiny emer
alds, between which run rows of wee
turquoises. The combination of green
and bine on gold Is extremely Parisian
and doesn't Jar excessively when the
eve becomes accustomed to it.
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