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NEW BRITAIN DAILY HERALD, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 29, 1915.
CRAZE FOR REVUE EXISTSJNJ.ONDON Extends From Variety Theaters to Conservative Playhouses (Correspondence of the Associate'' Press.) London, Dec. 21 The craze for the revue has extended from London's variety theaters to conservative play houses. Five of the leading West End music halls took up the revue early in the craze, leaving only three true to variety, and now a well-known home of comedy, which has brought out more successful light plays than any other in London in recent years, has just announced a revue, making the fourth legitimate theater to go over to the revue as against the sev enteen producing plays and musical comedies. The revue has swept nil before it in the suburban and pro vincial theaters. The English revue is quite differ ent from its French original. It lacks the wit, political satire and topical hits of the French and simply aims to amuse an audience of the tired bus iness man type. In its general scheme, it is little more than the conventional English musical comedy robbed of its remnants of plot a nd Mmade frothier than ever. Its trim mings either come from or are mod eled on New York. A knockabout comedian or two, a dapper actor with a good voice for sentimental songs and a chorus of girls, who appear in new costumes at every entry, go to make the current revue. Chorus Man Disappears. The chorus man has almost entire ly disappeared, owing to the preju dice against "slackers" or men of military age who are not "doing their bit." In one of the road companies to appear here recently the male chorus was composed of small boys, dressed in the latest Piccadilly ciit. But girls ordinarily take the place of -fchorus men i Revues apparently fill a niche of their own in wartime. Officers on a short visit from the front or just out of the hospital or away from the camp and soldiers on similar leave Beem to crave mental relief of this sort. They make up by far the most of the male part of the audiences. Manners are informal at the revue, and smoking is allowed, which are further attractions. : American Tnflnenrs Prprlnminnto American influences predominate in English revues. American dances, ragtime songs, slang and even a touch of twang in singing are not more not able than the strivlne- for rnnM an. Hon, novelties and surprises in cos tume and scene that are typical of the American concoction. . The word "some" in its American 'slang sense figures in many of tiltes of sense figures in many of the titles of these revues, and the past week a, copyright infringement case wan heard in court where the proprietors of the rights to "Splash me," sued the producer of a similar revue call . ed "Some Splash." 'Some Glee" was tlffe title of a revue appearing in a district theater at the time this case was heard. 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The provincial court of Berlin de clared null and void a contract with a Christian Scientist, saying: "The belief that a person is able, by the power of especial divine grace to heal the sick, may exist in more or less extended circles. But the as sumption of such a healing power in connection with its exercise as a source of revenue is repugnant to the general moral sense, at least of educated circles, the bearers of cul ture, and can therefore not enjoy the protection of the laws." VIENNA REALIZING EFFECTSOF WAR Prices of Food Advance By Leaps and Bounds WOMEN TAKE PLACES OF MEN jNAUSTRIA Female Sex Engaged Now in All Kinds of Work APPEAL JUDGMENT OF TRIAS COURT Two Christian Scientists Sentenced to Prison for Death of Two Berlin Actresses. (Correspondence of The Associated Press.) Berlin, Dec. 24 Fraunu Hues ;i and Frau Ahrend, the two Christian Scientists recently sentenced to pri son, for being responsible for the death of two Berlin actresses, have aycaicu iiuni lug juugmem oi me trial court. Local legal authorities, however, predict a certain affirmation of the judgment, basing their view on opinions already handed down by the Imperial Supreme Court in simi lar cases. In each of these the court field that the assumption of the treat ment of the patient and the failure to call in a physician constitutes gross negligence, It said in one case: ; "The trial court found the negli gence of the accused to - exist in the fact that he carried on the treatment Of trie patient alone, although he knew the dangerous character of the .illness and must also have known (that this illness required a prpper itreatment, and he could have fore seen that death might possibly be the result of his treatment. In these Circumstances the court could as Jume without error that the accused lost sight of the required care and 1 '-i HOW TO CLEAR AWAY PIMPLES Bathe your face for several minutes with resinol soap and hot water, then apply a little resinol ointment very gently. Let this stay on ten minutes, and wash off with resinol soap and snore hot water, finishing with a dash of cold water to close the pores. Do this once or twice a dayyand you will bo astonished to find how quickly the 'healing resinol medication soothes and cleanses the pores removes pimples and blackheads, and leavea the complexion clear and velvety. Resinol ointment and resinol soap stoD itching instantly and speedily heal. skin humors, sores, burns, wounds J VI..Aim A Hir oil Arimrri at a 1 . ' ' SOAP FOR BABY'S TENDER SKIN V The regular use of resinol soap is nisually enough to prevent those dis tressing rashes and chafings to which Amos babies are subject. This is so I first, because resinol soap is absolutely pure and free from harsh alkali, and second, because it contains the resinol I dedication, on which so many physi 'ans rely. for, skin troubles. (Correspondence of The Associated Press.) Zurich, Switzerland, Dec. 23. After fourteen months Vienna is beginning to realize the effects of the war, which hitherto had left ilttle outward mark on the life of the Austrian capital. But in the past few weeks prices of food have advanced by leaps and bounds. Coal is becoming scarcer and dearer, just as winter is approaching. Clothing has doubled in price. And altogether the immediate outlook for the great masses of the population is extremely dismal. Much of thetrouble is due to the army having taken nine-tenths of the strong, able-bodied laboring men from the city. Hardly any teamsters are left, and great quantities of flour, and provisions, and coal are lying in the j railway warehouses and yards, caus- I ing a serious congestion. The situa-i tion is so serious that the city coun- ! oil is taking steps to use the municipal street railways for bringing goods to the storekeepers in the city. Switch tracks are being laid to the mills and railway yards, at a cost of sixty thousand dollars. Speculators Hiding Provisions. Another cause of the present high prices of food is the manipulation of speculators, who are hiding large stores of provisions, and so creating an artificial shortage in the markets. Immediately best fresh butter went up to $1.25 a pound at which pTice nobody could buy more than a quar ter of a pound at a time large stocks suddenly came on the market and prices fell at once to a dollar. Convinced that huge stocks of food stuffs were somewhere in existence in the city, the Vienna police have just made a thorough search of all the storage warehouses resulting in some surprising discoveries. Among the provisions concealed in these - places. were found hundreds of packages of rice, flour, sugar, cheese, canned foods, chocolate, currants, tea and coffee and condensed milk. Steps are being taken to find out the owners who will be rigorously prosecuted for conspiring to raise the price of food. Supply Very Limited. Although the new flour is now in the market the supply in the retail bakeries is very limited. In the poorer suburbs people gather around Ihe stores as early as 3 o'clock in the morning, and by 6 o'clock the crowd will number anywhere from five hun dred to a thousand, persons, mostly women and children. The bakeries open at 7 and the sign of "sold out" ij generally put up before 8 o'clock. Later comers can get nothing. Many poor persons earn a couple of cents by buying flour for their neighbors who do not care to stand for hours in the street these cold winter morn ings. Since the military authorities re quisitioned all the stocks of rubber tires in the country, and even took away those actually in use on the cars of private owners, automobiles have almost disappeared from the streets if Vienna. There are no more motor cabs; the few cars still seen fc.re either occupied by army officers or have some connection with the war. No End to Demands. And there seems to be no end to the demands and appeals for money f T various charitable and military objects. The Vienna Neue Freie .Press has started since the war be gan, collections for more than a hun dred different funds and have suc ceeded in raising over a million dol lrrs. The largest individual benefac tion is i-he Red Cross for which the Presse has collected $216,000. Next comes the fund for the blind soldiers, which receives $140,000. The other objects for which the paper has made collections include one for furnishing artificial limbs for the wounded sol oiers; for the families of reservises called to the front, and for the Aus trian submarines. Altogether there are no less than 156 different funds I. for some of which less than ten dol i lars have been subscribed. (Correspondence of tnr Associated Vresa.i Zurich, Switzerland, Dec. 26. With the new levy in Austria-Hungary drawing away yet many thousands more men from civil occupations, the demand for female help has been fur ther increased. Women are now not only welcomed, but eagerly sought for in various fields of industry and com merce from which they were previ ously sternly excluded. But at the same time they have been given to un derstand that this is only temporary condition, and they must be prepared to make room for the men, when these come back from the field. Quite apart from the much talked of women street-car conductors, one sees the sex engaged now in all kinds of work, in factories, stores and offi ces, everywhere. In the laboratories of great industrial plants the "Frau Doktor" is standing behind scales, and retorts, and bottles, engaged in the most intricate chemical analysis. Be fore the war she was only admitted as an assistant, but as one after the other of her male colleagues was called to the army, she was permitted to fill their places. Work On Coal Heaps. Coming Into Vienna on the northern railway, hundreds of women may be seen working on the gigantic coal heaps, shoveling the coal into the hoppers and performing the heaviest kind of manual labor. Formerly everybody would have scoffed at the idea of a female "coalman" but now nobody turns to look at her. Amateur women photographers have become assistants to doctors at X-ray work, and in electro-therapeutic treatment. In Grata special courses of instruction In photogra phy are being given for this work. The women are taught by university professors, and receive certificates at testing their fitness. No Longer At Home. The capable housewife no longer re mains at home; her services have been found valauble in taking the domestic management of hospitals, and sanatoriums, and convalescent homes. If living in the country, she devotes herself to raising poultry and eggs, or fruit growing. The agricul tural colleges are constantly increas ing their numbers of women students. People who hitherto opposed the idea of women becoming gardners are now applying to the colleges for them. Young women have already done ex tremely well as landscape gardners. A special school for them has recently been opened in Vienna. This problem of the effect of the entry of women into the labor mar ket after the war, is already engaging the serious attention of the authori ties in Austria and in Germany. 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CLOTHIERS FURNISHERS LViMiVT HARTFOED ATEW "YORK PROVIDENCE Live Wire System M big my 1 3 ter were back from the army; and that therefore they ought not to spend money on training in business colleges for employment which could only prove temporary. But just the same these colleges have gone on advertis ing for pupils and promising them most lucrative engagements at the end of a few weeks' course. And the i-ncVi nf npw annlirnnts for positions continues, despite the warning of the authorities that in Bavaria, at least, the supply of women labor of all grades is greater than the demand. MUSKETRY SCHOOL FOR U. S. ARMY Will Open at Fort Sill, Okla, Before January 1 Fort Sill, Okla., Dec. 29. The School of Musketry of the United States army the only school of its kind in the country will open at tho reservation here shortly before the first of January- The exact date has not been .decided upon, as the new buildings which are to house the school have not yet been fully com pleted. The school is for the training of of ficers and non-commissioned officials of the army in directing and control ling the fire of bodies of troops and in the systematic handling and forma tion of troops under fire. Individual marksmanship is not taught. The school was organized last July. It was located at Fort Sill because of the presence here of the School of Fire for Field Artillery, with which it co-operates, and because of the topography and extent of the local reservation, which is the largest in the country. Later on, the war department intends to instill regimental schools in each post and then the institution here will be turned into a normal school for the training of teachers. Idea of Mass Firing. The idea of mass firing, as opposed to individual markmanship, was first conceived by an Italian general about twenty years ago. It was developed by the Germans and finally adopted by the other European countries and musketry schools now are established in all European armies. The first investigation of the possi bilities of mass firing was made in this country seven years ago at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. Captain H. E. Eames, now Assistant Commandant of the School at Fort Sill, was selected to take charge of the work. He found nothing in the English langu age on the subject. The problems and formulas which he Worked out now comprise the textbook for the army. The results of test lessons conducted under simulated war con ditions have demonstrated the prac ticability of the theory and the need of thoroughly trained officers, accord ing to army officials. They point out that two years ago at the annual rifle meet at Camp Perry, O.. a company of the best civilian marksmen was formed to fire in competition with a company chosen at random from the army. The army shooters, although composed of only average individual marksmen, were commanded by an officer trained in mass firing. The ci vilians were easily defeated. Rolling Prairie. The reservation at Fort Sill is a rolling prairie, particularly adapted to rif.e practice at concealed targets. Besides being taught range finding and fire control, the officers are taught the art of concealing troops from fire and the most advantageous methods of formation in moving a body of troops across a fire-swept field or against an enemy position. The school is divided into five class- I es and composed of fifteen field offl i cers, thirty company and troops offl- cers, fifteen machinegun officers and one hundred ten non-commissioned officers. The field officers above the rank of Captain are being trained as instructors to command the regimen tal schools which are to be estab lished. Colonel R. M. Blatchford is commandant of the school. in ad dition to teaching rifle and machine gun fire, the school is entrusted with the testing of new rifles, targets and ammunition. the usual leather shoe. The uppers are made of gray or black waterproof linen sail-cloth, which at a little dis tance is not easily distinguishable from leather, and the soles are built up of layers of wood veneer glued to gether with waterproof glue, the pro cess making a flexible, waterproof sole which follows the shape of the arch of the foot. The shoes have been given trial and are soon to be placq market. They are said to w the undersurface of the wod soon develops a felt like surf a gives little noise, and best on shoes are said to. cost a littt than the present price for ho! leather shoes. 0E SHOES WITHOUT LKATIIKU. Being Manufactured In Furniture Fac tory at HaUeran. Berlin, Dec. 29 A furniture factory in Hallerau before war devoted it self to the manufacture of shoes with out leather. These are not the wood en shoes of the Dutch and South German peasant but a substitute for DR GRADUATE BLUMER COLLEGE OF NATUREOPATTIY . J. F. 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