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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS. THTTRSDAY. DECEMBER 19, 1912.
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"Flowers and Applause Are Nice," Admits May
Bucklev, "But"--Well, Read What She Has to Say
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M1 r.uckley. on b-inK .kd to fur
nish Home yuneral observation fur the
benrflt iff uur reader, and especially
tlioie who contemplate a stage career,
on the subject of "belnK an actress."
was quite -re thera was nothing new
t say. On belli reminded, howerer.
tlu.t there never I anything new. e-
-1 t perhaps new readers of a news
NI'ct, lie consented to write this ar
ticle. Miss Kuckley is an aotress of
rare ahlilty. Always Identified with the
-ft rompanies. s'ie has played only
lradlng rolrs for several years.)
BY MAY BUCKLEY.
I wonder how many thousand of
youug womrn in this land of oura
dr am drvama of a stage career. Sure
ly they mus' be as numerous as the
sands of the seashore, for I myself am
constantly hearing from them; and
think how many others they have to
have! How blissful is their ignorance nurse the longing themselves to lead
of the real actress and the price she
pays for her success. In their fond
imaginings they see her as a creature
who trips blithely over sunlit paths al
ways s'rewn with roses that have t.ev-
er a thorn! They see her behind the
; footlights, bowing and smiling to ap-
plaudlng throngs. They see her happy,
j successful, famous. And it all seems
saved, how many tragedies averted.
The stage demands first that its hum
ble follower shall possess talent of a
And what dreams those dear girls i so easy. No wonder they soon como to J high order, and then that she shall
the life apparently so filled wi'h every
thing worth while.
Poor girl! It does seem a pity to
shatter an Illusion so fond. Tet If they
I work, work, work! Work she must;
I there's no royal road, even for he most
I iftfd Honrs of studv. hours of re
hearsals, more hours of study. How
irksome it all grows to the girl whose
ambition and vitality are not almost
boundless, and how soon to her the
s'age manager comes to look just like
the picture of Mephisto.
Nor Is this all. Many of life's little
pleasures must be sacrificed in the
ceaseless flutter from town to town.
Heme life becomes a cherished mem
ory; hotel life some'hing worse than a
nightmare. And the salary? Well, it
never could make the shade of Midas
So the life of an actress can hardly
be compared to a June day, ater all.
It's frightfully prosaic in many re
spects. And the prose always comes
most generously before the first tas'e
Success! Yes, one can sacrifice much
for that. Yet, there's always the dread
possibility that success may never
come. Many an actress after long
years of toil and striving and self
denial has awakened in the dawn of a
gray day In her middle age to the re
alization that real success has never
come to her that it never can come.
Then perhaps has she felt with bitter
ness in her heart that she could have
lived a much happier, a much fuller
life had she given it all to making
some man happy and to the upbuild
ing of a little home.
However, I don't wan', to paint too
dark a picture. Even the humblest
actress has her little joys; and to her
who possesses real histrionic talent, to
gether wi'h plenty of ambition and
health and beauty, too the stage of
fers glorious possibilities. To such a
girl there will come rich compensations
for-every sacrifice. There will be ap
plause and flowers, and hosts of worth
while friends, and financial reward,
too. But, grea-est and best of all, there
will be the satisfaction that comes
from having done a great work well
a satisfaction far greater than wealth
or applause could bring.
So If you happen to be an ambitious
and stage-struck girl, and competent
critics rather than doting friends have
told you that you possess real talent,
don't let anything I've said discourage
you. For, although the stage never ex
acted more from its followers than it
MRS. FRED HATTON'S SON
IN DEFENSE OF WEDDING
Chicago, Dec. 19. Back of the digni
fied "John Donald MacKenzie," pasted
neatly beneath the card of Henry L.
Roethe In the mail box of the Roethe
flat at.5G13 Drexel avenue is the story
of a school-day romance which cul
minated in a runaway marriage six
months ago and became known only
when "Jack"' MacKenzie, son of Fannie
Locke Hatton, sent in his expense ac
count for the first month of his fresh
man year at Wisconsin university.
In the expense account Mrs. Hatton,
who with her husband, Frederic Hat
ton, wrote the play, "Years of Discre
tion," found several items labeled
"Visits to Mrs. MacKenzie, 6." At
once "John Donald" was recalled from
his. chemical studies at the university
and asked for an explanation.
Face to face with maternal inquisi
tion, MacKenzie, barely 18 years of
age, admlt ed hi marriage last Sep
tember to Ruth Roethe at Crown Point.
"Six months ago," said MacKenzie
yesterday, when asked when he and
the youthful bride were married. "We
knew that newspapers watch the mar
riage licenses, and bo went to Crown
Point to be married and to be allowed
to keep It a secret. Now that the
news Is out al that we want is to be
let alone. Maybe we ffoth are young,
but the 'years of discretion' in choos
ing a life mate can just as well be at
18 as at 40."
Husband MacKenzie said that after
his mother had brought him back to
Chicago and face to face with the stern
question of supporting Wife MacKenzie,
he had gone to work as a chemist for
the Armour company, but that he had
quit a few days ago because of the
"After Christmas I am going to look
for a day Job,' said Husband Mac
Kenzie. "And in a month or so we
are going to start housekeeping in a
flat of our own."
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