WATERBUTLY EVENING DEMOCRAT, MONDAY, DECEMBER 2, 1895.
SOLD BY ALL DEALERS.
Would I4V.9 to Uleet Him Again.
A minister in a town close to Cincin
lati was recently called on to perform
i marriage ceremony in a neighboring
tillage. IIo arrived at the sceno of tho
narital festivities and found tho bride
groom nattily attired in tho convention
al black broadcloth and the bride in tho
lsual white costume in which brides
pre usually said to look "radiant."
r Everything about tho house denoted
hat they wero people of refinement and
1 ordinarily good circumstances. At
ibe appointed bourthe minister tied tho
not good and. hard, and was then in
cited to the dining room, where au ap
petizing luncheon had been spread. The
lsual congratulations wero extended, in
Ithich the minister joined most heartily,
ind the man of the cloth prepared to
Jake his departure. As ho was leaving,
jhe groom handed him an envelope and
ixpressed tho hopo that they would
beet again soon. Thoughts of somo new
looks and ether luxuries of which the
binister had fondly dreamed flitted
ibrough tho holy man's mind as the
hmily nag slowly carried him back
Curiosity got the better of him bo
lero he reached there, however, and he
ioncludcd to open tho envelope to see
iow generous the newly made groom
iad been. He did bo, and found nothing
' Jut the following uoto :
i My Dear Mb. : Owing to a run upon'mj
nances, due to preparations for my marriage,
shall bo compelled to owe you the amount of
le wedding fee. for "a few days. Trusting you
rill not be ni'ueh ut out, I remain respect
er. The minister says that the young
ban's hope that they might meet again
pon is shared by him. Cincinnati En-
The Photograph Fad.
i The present fad is to have countless
Vames large enough to hold one, two or,
Imit, three pictures, and mado with
jlass of er the openings. Kid of any deli
late shade and color, leather and even
akeskins are used. Sometimes there
jre silver cornors ; sometimes they are
paite plain. All silver, all gilt, gilt and
uamel and rhinestono all are made
hto the daintiest and most bewitching
rrnaments which frame the photographs
When the velvet is used, it has some
jrnaments in silver -or gilt, and some
ery new frames of velvet have 'the
test or coat of arms in silver just above
Frames modeled - after the antique
hiniature frarnes: are also fashionable,
phese are of gilt, sometimes merely the
val band again with the empire
: Mosaic frames Jfor small .photographs
jre also mudtflikecL Altogether there is
large choice, and as all are well mado
)nd have" tqeVgJass they are worth the
poney asked fop" '"them-, "which is more
han cotjldbe said of tho old fashioned
ineswhich hadsuch a depressing way
If coming apart. Detroit Free Press.
':VThere is more
vof the natural J
vTobacco in "
B. L. than in
any other brand j
because B. L.
is made only f
LAMENT OFAN ACTRESS
Eva Vincent Deplores the Death
of the Repertory Company.
ITS MANE STRONG FEATURES.
I ctors Then flad to Possess Versatility as
Well as Ability Sneers at the Old Con
dition Some Graduates From Small Rep
I do not think that any ,oxio -rho has
clcseJy followed tho trend 'of the public
theatrical taste of this country can havo
failed to notice that in many respects there
has boon a distinctly retrograde movement
during tho past dccltdo. It is easy enough
now to Cld "one part" actors, but tho
manager who attempts to get together a
company which shall bo equally strong in
comedy or Eoricms work is doomed to cer
tain and emphatic disappointment. This
is the causo tmd effect of the practical an
nihilation cf tho stock system, and tho
consequent demand for entertainraonts cf
a light order. 1 do not wish to be under
stood as saying that this . is an unmixed
evil, for nowadays almost every member
i f a theatrical organization is seicAtud with
reference to his or her peculiar fitness for
tho rolo, with tho inevitable result that a
moro accurate performance is given. But
there can bo no question of the fact that
ilruus" and tho travel?"' tar system, now
vogue, have had tboifect of developing
. eva vikcext; ,
a raco of actors ho aro manifestly devoid
of versatility. This is of course a condi
tion of affairs vhich is greatly to ho re
gretted. Some of the old plays which aro
almost classics in fact, most' of them
aro flippantly referred to by the present
generation of players as "chestnuts" and
"back numbers." ,
This may be smart, and perhaps even a,
trifle funny, although I question its pos
session of either attribute, but it is, to an
actress who has seen and experienced the
now sneered-at condition of a few years
ago, decidedly sad. Hundreds of plays
which the repertory companies wore in tho
habit of presenting aro worthy to" live
forever, and thoy will too. Ijong, after
their present light headed detractors shall
havo been forgotten tho objects of their
ridicnlo will be delighting' generations as .
yet unborn." It must not be supposed
either that I am delving into ancient his
tory. I am not, and, furthermore, I
should bo mortally offended if any ono
ehould bo tempted to intimato that I will
bo a veteran in tho matter of years at the
end cf another decade or two.. The travel
ing stock company was flourishing in this
country a half dozon years ago, and at just
about that period began its decadence,
which has since continued relentlessly and
As an evidenco of what was expected
and required of the members of a repertory
company I might cito my own case. I was
tho loading lady of ono of theso organiza
tions whioh" visited a certain town not a
very largo town either to play an engago
'. ment of three weeks. Wo gave Wednesday
! and Saturday matinees, and the company
returned for another week, having mado a
great hit with tho theater going people of
tho placo, from tho highest to tho lowest.
Theso wero tho pieces wo presented in tho
four weeks: "Camillc," "Lady of Lyons,"
" Two Orphans, " "Pygmalion and Gala
tea," "Miss Multon,". "Lady Audloy's
Secret," "Tho Honeymoon," "Leah, tho
Forsaken," "Tho Irishman's Heart,"
"Colleen Bawn," "Arrah-Na-Pogue,"
"Vanity Fair," "Kathleen Mavournocn,"
"East Lynpe," "Tho Long Strike," "Un
do Tom's Cabin," "Ireland as It Is," a
play mado famous by tho celebrated Bar
ney Williams; "The Bonnie Fishwife,"
' Tho Masblo ' Heart, " Richard III, "
"Othello," "Frou-Frou," "Joshua Whit
comb," "A Serious Family," "Tho
Hunchback of IsTotro Dame," "Our Boys,"
"Inshavoguo" and tho perennial and in
evitable "Ten Nights In a Barroom."
Just inspect that list carefully. It is
much mora significant than appears "on
tho surface. It is not so much tho largo
number of plays as tho wido range of work
which thoy demand that I wish to impros3
upon tho attention of tho reader. Think
of having to play llttjo Topsy at ono per
formance and an Important rolo in "Frou
Frou" at tho next. That's what tests an
actress' versatility and ability too. That
ws the sort of training" that developed
thorough actors, who wero sccaethingmoro
than parrots, , able only, like a phonograph,
to exudo a part after, it had been-talked
into them, having boon rst thought'out
and elaborated jby somobody with brains.
Would it bo posslblo'to get together a com
pany now that would, with 14 "people,
giro tho plays . I havo just mentioned in
such au acceptable manner as to warrant
tho management' of tho theater in offering
a guarantee for - a return engagement al
most immediately? I think not, unless
of rouxso, one wero willing to employ only
actors With great reputations. "
I eznect to havo somo fellow bob up
with tap startling announcement that I
am mistaken, arid that the repertory, com
pany is not a thing of tho past by any
means, and then ho will probably proceed
to name several. Nevertheless I shall stick
to my original statement. There are, it is
tmo, a few companies which havo a reper
tory of the old plays, which they present
with raore or less ability, but theso peoplo
carry very dubious actors and play the
vury, cheap houses ordinarily, wherpas in
tbo days of which I speak wo wero wel
c;n;cd at !ihe best houses in tho places we
.visaed, and wo visited tho largest cities in
tho wast at that. But wo always had a
fjr.od ccmpany.' It was expected, and woe
totido . tho organization , which, imposed
upon a com inanity with a lot of incom
petettW, It was thereafter condemned to
perpetual isolation, at least "so far as that
town was concerned.
Tho manager of tho repertory company
was as Jealous of his reputation then as
tho fcediarconcd director of multifarious
thatricfli enterprises i& now. , It was not
a caso of sentiment with him cither. It
ivas business. It was his bread and but
ter. There were no flaring posters to de
rive the public, and tho company had to
act to succeed. Divorcees were not certain
successes, and prizo fighters and bridga
jumpers had not then been heard of in
connection with theatricals. In ether
ivorcls. tho stage had not yet been elevated
by theso gentry to a point -where acting is
not an essential of an actor. But it has
somo at last. We no longer havo Booth,
McCullcush and Barrett, but wo have
Sullivan and Corbet t and Brodio and Spiko
JJcnnessy and Kid ilcCoy, so who shall
eay that tho American stage is not taking
giant strides into the depths of degrada
tion? But I am digressing, as it is woman's
privilege to do. It may bo contended that
tho old system did net have tho tendency
to develop stars, from tho fact that no ono
part was played sufficiently long to cnablo
the "mummer" to get out of it as much
ns would havo been the caso if ho had been
doing no other. In a mcasuro this is true.
Stars wero not so quickly mado then, but
when they wero mado they staid. Nowa
days a man is given apart in a now piece
because it either happens to suit him par
ticularly by accident or it was especially
written for him. Ha makes a hit in it.
Immediately Jefferson, tho cider " Sot-hern "
and all tho rest of that puny tribo eink
Into iusigHificanco beside the new geniu3
estimate of his own ability." His y friends'
tell him ho is too good for that part. IIo
does not find it difficult to convince him
Bolf that thoy arc right, and it is decided
that next season ho shall bo a star, with
his name, which nobody outside of half a
dozen largo cities has ever heard of, in let
ters 4 feet high at tho very least. And ho
decs have a season of starring. It varies
in duration from two to ten weeks, or, at
any rate, until tho "angel" gets tired of
pouring his money into a vacuum. Then
Tho short-whilo star has not had his
opinion of his ability altered by his bril
liant, if brief, 4-foot-letter experience.
That was not what caused tho collapse
No such caso is on record. No, indeed!
It was cither tho parsimony of tho backer,
who earned his title by backing out at tho
precise timo when success was exactly two
towns away, by actual calculation of tho
star or elso it Was duo to tho general
denso ignorance of tho people in general,
who were too stupid to appreciate the new
light which dazzled them with its bril
liance. Tho retired luminary for awhile
tells tho story of how ho startled tho few
I towns ho visited to tho admiring actors
! out cf work and thirsty, until eventually
' even they t iro of it. Then comes tho period
of tribulation, tho refusing of many op
portunities to play excolleUt parts, and tho
final accepting of something much worse,
in "sheer desperation. In ono company ro
; ccntly. organized not many thousand miles
from Hoboken there were no less than
j four ox-stars, and there aro three in an
j other company of no extraordinary prcten
! Bions now touring the country. All of this
was possiblo under tho old system, I
j know, but it was not probable, and it was
' also extremely infrequent, becauso an ac
tor's shortcomings as well as his strong
i points wero known, and it was thereforo a
moro difficult matter to induce the invest
; mont of money. His general excellence
in many roles, instead of his peculiar
'adaptability to ono, was the test of his
worthiness for stellar honors.
As to tho cause of tho decadence of tho
traveling repertory company, I can only
say that it is ono of thoso things which
anybody may explain to his or her own sat
isfaction without, any means of knowing
whether or not that particular theory is
the correct one. For my part, I attribute
most of it to tho liberal use of scenery,
which was of courso impossible under tho
former system becauso of tho great num
ber of pieces presented. Tho public, onco
accustomed to tho claborato mounting of
plays, is never willing to go back to real
acting, and that alone. Wo all have within
us the lovo of tinsel and glitter, and that
explains why "The Rocky Mountain
Roarer," handsomely staged, will go into
a town and play to 500 where "The
Stranger" would not draw $50.
Lots of good actors havo graduated from
theso little repertory organizations. Take
tho case of our own company, when I was
jointly starring for several seasons with
my husband, Felix E. Vincent. Among
the peoplo in our employ at that time wero
Loio Fuller, Gus Heego, who used to play
Pygmalion very well; the lato Mark
Lynch, Clarence Holt, Allio Valencia, who
married Rudolph Aronson, and many
other persons now prominent in tho the
atrical world whose names I do not caro to
mention becauso of their aversion to refer
ences to their humblo professional begin
ning. This was only one company, and
as there were dozens of tho samo sort in
existence it may easily bo seen that if tho
samo proportion wero maintained through
out, the little "repertoirers" havo fur
nished many of the strongest of present
day stage favorites.
. Tho abovo is not intended as an argu
ment for a return to tho system in which
there was so much of good and so little of
bad. I realize that that is now impossible.
It is only, after all, a sort of lament for
tho departure of a condition which, from
the actor's standpoint, was very noarly
It Might Bo Worse.
"It seems to me the cruelty of the
Turks is just a" little exaggerated," he
said as he looked up from his newspa
per. "Great mackerel ! Have you read of
the Armenian atrocities?"' asked the
man who had tieen deep in a magazine
"Of course. They are what I refer to.
I admit they havo been horrible, but wo
must remember that tho Turks haye'nbt
been as fiendish as they might have
"Certainly not. Thoy haven't even
attempted to operate a trolley line in
Armenia yet. ' ' Chicago Post,
.. Jeanette This is what you might
call a sardine sandwich.
x Harold Oh, no I This is a tongue
sandwich with the tongue on tho out
side. Lifo. . , -v -v...
I Ed DelJguta the Children and Is Easily and'
Cheaply Made. j
A nursery swing, like ono originally
sketched for Tho Household, is a present
to delight tho heart cf any child. It is
made with tho woven seat of rope work,
which is done after the method of kin
dergarten rnats. s
A good way is to arrango all the ropes
which run ono way across the top of a
box, and tack each end of each rcpo to
the edgo of tho box rim, and weavo tho
cross ropca m cind cut through tho fas-
TSft t. V T. V. V. V Zt
V6 - t
A SWE7G FOE THE NUKSEP.T.
tened ropes, tying all the various ends'
of the various ropes with a knot to tho
last rope it crosses, and fringing tho end.
If desired, tho seat may bo mado on a
frame, which will keep the outer edgo
firmly in . placo. It is hung up by four
ropes, ono at ecn corner, x wo rupes are
tied across each side, back and front
with bowknots and fringe. . In this way
tho child in the swing will not fall out.
The child can bo placed in tho swing
and his feet put through under the ropo;
Tho swing may bo hung in a doorway j
and looped up, or taken down (unhook-j
od) when not in uso. Only two hooks:
will bo necessary, as the four ropes mayj
bo hung on ono cross rope. It can, of
course, be put up. in tho summer time
out of doors, cn a tree, framework or a
porch, but, according to the authority
quoted, is more particularly designed
for uso in tho nursery.
Lemon Juice For Corns and Bunions. '
There must bo some efficacy in the
following, for it is annually advised in
various medical journals: A piece of
lemon or stale bread moistened with
lemon juice, bound on a corn, will cure
it. Renew night and morning. Tho first
application will produce soreness, but if
treatment is persisted in for a reason
able length of timo a cure will be ef
fected. The discomfort caused by sore
and tender feet may bo lessened, if not;
entirely cured, by applying slices of
lemons on the feet. To cure chilblains,
take a piece of lemon, sprinkle fine salt
over it and rub the feet well. Repeat if
necessary. . -
"A Fancy Bag1.
There are bags and bags, and one of
tho most unique is suggested in an il
lustration in The Seasons. 1 This bag is
mado of cigar strings. Twenty-four
cigar strings about IS) inches long are
tacked first at the ends on narrow sarce
net ribbon of good quality, leaving
small spaces between, so that a piece
about 13 inches wide is made. This is j
then stretched on a wooden board and
fastened to the two foundation ribbons
with drawing pins- and plaited together;
... , ,
BAG MAMS Or CIGAR STRINGS.
with somewhat darker cigar strings.
Narrow sarscenet ribbon secures also the(
ends of the cross strings. The founda-;
tion ribbons on the square piece of plait
ing thu3 made are turned over to the
left sida and a lining of red or black
silk sewed Jn with fancy stitches (her
ringbone or coral stitch) in contrasting
silk. Three-quarters of an inch from the
outer edge a run for strings to draw is
sewed out. Black lace 8 inches wide
outlined with red and yellow silk is
sewed lastly at the outer run line to tho
lining. Bow of ribbon catches the strings
together. . ,
This recipe", according to as high au
thority as Mrs. Rorer, never fails : Put
the yolks of 2 eggs in a perfectly clean
bowl or plate. Add a quarter of a tea
spoonful of salt and add gradually, drop
by drop, a gill of salad oil. Now add a
few drops cf vinegar jmd continue add
ing oil until you have the desired quan
tity. Ad3 a grain of red pepper and al
low in all a tablcspoonful of vinegar to
each gill of oil. If you wish the dress
ing light in color, a few drops of lemon,
juico will give you the desired results. A
HOOD'S PIMjS cure Edver Ills,
Biliousness, Indigestion, Headache,
pVyjsyfc laxative. All Ivugzi
n -fSi':- k horn
V ft M
Tint' 6 ' j- -JyvV'-4i-'VixVi w
IT Knew Uis Own Name.
. ...... ... 4, 1
A witness in Judge Low's department j -
of the police court carno near being sent !
to jail for contempt cf court fcr telling ;
the truth. Tho witness was called and' !
Bworn. - ' '"-
"What is your name?,r asked Prose
cuting Attorney Madden.' '
"I. Dsnan," repeated the witness.
'What's that?" demanded the judge.
"L Denau,' repeated tho witness.
The judge and prosecuting attorney
stared at each other in blank araaze-
j "Look hero, sir," roared tho judge,
I when he had recovered his breath. "You
j will not be permitted to trifle with this
"Well er I only know what I have
1 always been told was my name,' ex
plained the embarrassed witness. "Of
courso I can't swear to it, but if it is
not my truo name, I'd like to know it,
"That is all any man knows of his
name,' declared the judge. "What
have yon' been told was your name?"
' "I. D'enau, sir." "
"You don't know? Mr. Clerk, enter
up an order"-
"I didn't say I didn't know," hastily
explained the witness, "I said my name
was I. Denau Ignatz Dcnau, sir,"
"Ob," said the judge.
"Oh," echoed tho prosecuting attor
ney. San Francisco Post
Charm of Stevenson's Style.
But the main fact which entitles it to
be called a perfect style is its constancy
in excellence and charm. It is always
firm and complete in texture, and uni
form in tho sense that, while it varies
in spirit to suit the subject in hand, it
does not vary in quality from line to
line, from page to page, I think that
Stevenson himself has really written
perfect pages, and at all events his
style delights us more as a whole than
in any of its parts, striking or exquisite
though many of theso may still appear
when torn away from their context. If
you like best to bo surprised by inde
pendent epigrams, by unexpected bursts
of eloquence, by sudden marvels of ex
pressional felicity, turn to some other
writer. Stevenson will not amazo you
thus. But except very slightly pow and
then in his earliest efforts he will never
disappoint you or let you down. And
this experience ought to soeni more
amazing than any other could. To do
things flawlessly from end to end is a
rarer and more satisfying merit than to
do portions of them magnificently well.
To strike a beautiful key and always
maintain it, even when treating of ugly
or commonplace things, and yet to keep
the thing and its expression in accord
this is the noblest of literary triumphs.
"Robert Louis Stevenson and His
Writing," by Mrs. M. G. Van Rensse
laer, in Century.
; A Word For the Elevator Boy.
One of the elevator men in tho city
hall, whoso contact with all sorts and
conditions of men has developed in him
a fondness for studying character, has
often wondered just what word to apply
to a malady which seems to afflict some
of his passengers. "Many people get
into tho elevator," he remarked tho
other day, "and seem to imagine I
ehould know just where they want to
il '. get off. They never open their lips until
I carry them beyond their destination,
when they seem, to think I am" at fault
for not being a mind reader. I spoke to
Police Surgeon Andrews about it one
day, and told him I thought there ought
to bo some word coined to describe these
people.' Ho advised mo to call them
aphonians, and explained to me that
aphonia was really a temporary loss of
speech. So now I'm always on tho
watch for aphonians." Philadelphia
I (Chardson gays It's Original.
Thomas Q. Scabrooke seems to have hit
upon tha biggest kind of a success in
Leander Richardson's new comedy, "Baby
Mine," which was given its first produc
tion at the Grand Opera House, St. Ixmis.
Tho New York Herald says the piece Is a
reflection of "My Awful Dad." Mr. Rich
ardson says in this connection: "There is
a short scene in t the first act of 'Baby
Mine' which I havo taken from 4 My Awful
Dad," and the idea' of a son looking after
the father, instead of vice versa, as is usu
ally tho caso, I borrowed from tho old com
edy. But the rest of tho pieco is original. "
For frying, Cottoiene
eret Hot enousfb. to smoke
1 it is, not enougb, tnrow
gWhen at just the right
Genuine has trado marks "Cottoiene" and
11 THE N. K. FAIRBAM: COMPANY, Chicago,
C '1 V V 1 "
miir tlt? t:m tvpH fis tli smo- I
kers. The richest man in town wouldn't
ask for anything better ; the poorest man
in town wouldn't ask for anything cheaper.
A 2 oz. package for 5 cents. Ask for
it at any tobacco dealers. If j'ou prefer a
slightly heavier smoke Try Sensation.
CLEVELAND'S NEW CITY FLAG.
Designed by Miss Suslo Xlepbnrn, In Com
petition With Thirty Other Art Students.
The city of Cleveland is approaching
its one hundredth birthday, and in hon
or of that occasion it has adopted a city
flag and is preparing for a centerinial
exposition to bo held in 1896, which it
promises shall excel anything of the
kind ever befcro attempted. The flag(
was adopted by voto cf the city council
on Oct. 21, and was first unfurled at'
Atlanta on the occasion of the visit q;
the Cleveland chamber of commerce to'
' the Cotton States exposition. ,
j The flag is G by 4 feet in size, and is,
t mado of heavy silk with gold fringo;
!and cord and tassel to match. It has:
.three stripes of red, white and blue ex-
tending perpendicularly. In the middlo!
stripe of white is the American shield,
with the word Cleveland across the cen
ter. In the upper left hand corner stand
the anvil, hammer and wheel, repre
senting the manufacturing interests tof
CLEVELAND CITY FLAG
the city, and in the opposite corner aro
the anchor, windlass and cars, repre
senting the marine interests. In the
lower half of tho shield i3 a wreath of:
laurel inclosing tho figures 179S, the
date of the founding of the city.
Tho flag was designed by Miss Susie
E. Hepburn, a fair resident of Colum
bus, who is a graduate of tho Cleveland
Art school and of a New York art
school. She won the first prize of $50;
offered by Tho Plain Dealer for the most!
appropriate design in a competition!
with 30 others. Mayor McKisson was
chairman cf the committee that made'
tho award, and expressed himself aa
highly pleased with tho new standard!
which symbolizes the municipality of!
El 00m era In Japan.
The 'all ccnauermsr bicvele has in
vaded Japan and is now a familiar sight
in the land of th9 'rickshaw. The Euro
peans take to it kindly, and the little
brown men and women are equally en
thusiastic. The government has equipped many
of its postmen with roadsters, especially
thoso w ho deliver mail in the suburbs or
in the country districts.
In each brigade a bicycle corps has
boon formed who aro daily drilled in
about the same style as similar organi
zations in tho armies of Europe.
The Japanese people themselves still
regard the wheel as a great curiosity,
but are beginning to both master and
Somo of tha Japanese women, says an
unkind writer, have adopted a queer bi
cycle costume that is a combination of
the bloomers with the native drors. It
is neither Japanese nor European. Com
bined with the upper part cf the kimono
costumo the Japanese ladies clothe their
nether limbs in what are neither knick
erbockers, trousers, souavca nor bloom
ers. The ludicrous effect i3 heightened by
the girl having a national habit cf turn
ing the toes in developed to its largest
extent. A 11 that you see when she passes
yon is a pair cf round and pretty heels
wabbling in an uncertain manner and a
little body coiled up that makes yon
think of a gay little monkey on top of a
rml(. San Francisco Examiner.
AXD ITS D3-
Blft 1 Qcart Hoar, 1 eeltspocaful salt, 1 6ltspoon
ful ground nntiueg or ciunamon, & rounding tea
epoonfals baking powder, together. Beat 2 eges;
add lenp sugar, 1 enp milk, 2 teaspoonfnls melted
Cottoiene. &tir theso in the Hoar, roll and cct
into shape. Havo kettle full cf Cottoiene at
jnst the right heat and fry the donghnuta in it for
S minutes. .
must be iot, but don't' let it I
or it will burn. To find if j
into it a single drop of water, p
heat, the water will .pop. 1
fleer' t head in cotton-plant tereath on every tin. -
Produce Exchange, N. Y., 224 State St, Bestoa.
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