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Theatrical Gossip
At the Xoveltj.
Tolite vaudeville.
At th Air Done.
Kress Stock company.
At the Elite.
Moving pictures.
At Kansas City.
Ethel Barry mo re is promised at the
Willis Wood for three nights, beginning
Thursday evening, June 6. The play is
to be "Captain Jinks," admittedly her
greatest success.
With a two act musical farce, called
"Dream City," Joe Weber and his all
star aggregation will be seen at the
Shubert for four nights and a matinee
beginning Sunday, June 2.
At Chicago.
Rose Stahl in "The Chorus Lady" will
open a limited engagement at the Pow
ers on June 3.
"Only the passing away by old age of
the principals and the understudies will
bring it to a close." says the Chicago
Tribune of "The Time, the Place and
The Girl." which has had its 450th per
formance at the La Salle and for which
seats are still selling two weeks in ad
vance. Henry Woodruff in "Brown of Har
vard" is making a big hit at the Stude
baker and will remain there until June
"The Round Up." one of the banner
Klaw & Erianger productions of the
reason will remain at McVicker's for an
indefinite period.
The popularity of "The Man of the
Hour" continues at the Illinois and this
show will be on the boards there for
some time vet.
"The Three of Us." which ran with
success for over two hundred nights In
New York City, will open for a run at
the Garrick on Sunday night.
Frank Daniel is making: good with
"Tha Tattooed Man" at the Grand and
wiil remain there for a few more weeks.
George M. Cohan's laugh producer,
"Fiftv Miles from Boston" is on at the
Colonial for an indefinite run.
Produeins Plrys Is a Game.
. The mcst fascinating field for legiti
mate business speculation today is un
doubtedly the production of theatrical
enterta nments. The chances or sue
cess look so alluring and the profits to
be realized from a success are so enor
mous that the call of the theater once
Bill lor Week Commencing
SL'XDAY, JOE 2, 1907
One Matinee Every Day,
at 3 p. m.
Two Performances Every
S and 9 O'clock
Ladies' Souvenir Matinees
Tuesdays and Fridays
Children's Five-Cent Matinee
Every Saturday
Selection by Miss Faye
"Would You?"
inons (loving Pictures
"The Indian's
heard can never be forgotten, so it is
said by managers.
Instance after instance is known in
the theatrical profession where the
wisest men in its ranks have passed up
with scorn play after play, only to
have the same manuscript bring to its
author and producer a year or perhaps
five years later a real fortune. When
one reads of the accidents, the lucky
or unlucky chances which have made
or lost fortunes in the theatrical busi
ness the tale seems like one of those
from the "Arabian Nights," and it is
this uncertainty with the chances of
such prodigious rewards that gives the
gsme its fascination and holds its fol
lowers to it, for game it is this pro
ducfion of theatrical entertainments
as there is no man in the world who
can tell from manuscript, from rehear
sal, from anything, indeed, but the act
ual verdict of the first night audience
what is going to be the fate of his
play. And even then, sometimes, th
tide will turn in a single night from the
smallest, most unimportant incident
and Jump the receipts from a couple
of hundred to a couple of thousand dol
lars per night.
"The Three of Us," the delightful
sympathetic, four-act drama, full of
human interest, of love, of originality
and telling a story of every day peo-
pie so naturally yet forcefully that it
gets a grip on one's heart that can not
be effaced, is the latest instance of the
magic of theatrical fortune. They play
was produced last September by al
ter N. Lawrence, a theatrical manager
whose productions cumber The Man
on the Box." "The Prince Chap,
"Mrs. Temple's Telegram," "The Great
er Love" and others and who relies
absolutely and entirely upon his own
judgment in both his selection of plays
and actors.
Since its production "The Three of
Us has been playing continuously a
Mr. Lawrence's Madison Square thea
ter. New York, and its receipts have
never fallen lower than an average of
tl.OCO a performance. They would
have been double that amount for
weeks and months had the house been
larsrer. but J1.000 is pretty nearly an
the money that it is possible to crowd
in there at one performance. There
were 22" performances given, which
means thai Mr. Lawrence's profit has
already exceeded 1100.000 and in the next
two years, with the merit of this play's
New York reputation and the larger
theaters of the country in which $2,000
or even more can be obtained at one
performance, it is safe to say that
his profits will reach way over J500.000.
Yet this overwhelming and instan
taneous success was refused by every
either manaeer in New York city. ta
rhel Crothera. its author, unknown and
friendless, tramred from one end of
Broadway to the other offering this
clay. Generally it was read through
the force of Miss Crothers' personality
then returned with polite or indifferent
words of discouragement, according to
the feeling of the manager who is
dealing her the death blow. The day
after the first performance of "The
Three of Us" Miss Crothers receivea
over a dozen offers, sight unseen, for
mamisorints she might have or any
thing she might write, from the very
Eame managers who had so scornfully
declined "The Three or L-s.
Mantle Adams to Have Theater Car.
The latter part of next month there
will have been finished the construction
of a special theater car for Maude
Adf.ms. When finished it will be the
only vehicle of its sort in existence. Its
invention will, to a great extent, relieve
transcontinental traveling and one night
stands of much of their traditional
The car Is to be a combination of liv
ing apartments and a completely equip
ped theater. Everything upon the stage
will be exactly the equipment of any
first class theater, except that each fix
ture is to be built in miniature.
There will be the usual border lights,
above the stage and below, a set of loot
lights fastened inside a coverable gut
ter, along the edge of the stage. The
calcium and spot lights will be managed
rrom the front end of the theater, where
there will also be a set of lockers for
costumers. There will be two extra sets
of lockers at the rear of the stage for
the property and carpentry department.
Steps will lead from the stage to the
floor of the theater, which will be with
out stationary chairs.
The living portion of the car will con
sist of the conventional private car ar
rangements, except that its equipment
will be sufficient to relieve Miss Adams
entirely from the necessity of using ho
tels. It will be a suite of three rooms
dining room, private room with station
ary bed and bath, servants' room,
kitchen and dining room. It will be
lighted by electricity and will be the
only portion of the car fitted with ob
servation windows.
The theater car is entirely of Miss
Adams' own design and will be her per
sonal property when delivered from the
Pullman yards.
not send to her. with the permission of
the convent authorities, great quantities
of flowers. These she distributed among
the hospitals for the poor, to cheer their
drooping souls. Upon his last visit to
Washington the actor knew that the no
ble woman who had been the sweetheart
of his youth had died only a short time
before, but he sent to the convent, ad
dressed to her, the same quantity of
flowers he for so many years knew would
receive the benediction of her smile, and
the flowers were distributed by the dead
nun's associates to the hospitals which
naa naa her especial care-
Mr. Harry Clarke, the young man who
appears in imitations as a feature of
"The Tattooed Man." is the son of Ade
laide Prince and Preston Clarke, the
grandson of John Sleeper Clarke and the
grand-nephew ol hdwia .Booth.
One of the most earnest of the skirm
ishes in the vaudeville war is being
fought over Mr. Ezra Kendall. Not long
ago Mr. Kendall's manager, Mr. Harry
Askin. received telegraphic offers from
each side for the comedian's services, one
of them guaranteeing lau.OOO for a sea
son's appearances. Both were declined,
as Mr. Kendall's plans are to appear next
July in a comedy by Mr. George Ade.
Charles Frohman's pleasant proposition
regarding the coaching of French act
resses in our language that they may be
qualified to appear before American aud
iences opens up a visit of conjecture that
is extremely alluring. The next thing we
know we shall have a school in this coun
try to teach English to some of our
American actors so that they may give
acceptable performances for London
Camille D'Arville. who has Just closed
her starring tour -in "The Belle of Lon
don Town," has accepted vaudevlle book
ings from the United Booking offices.
She will play a few weeks of immediate
time and then go to her California home
for the summer. Miss D'Arville will do a
straight singing act - this season and
should she decide not to star next year
will present in vaudeville a musical play
let with a cast of five.
Nellie McHenry. who has been In the
support of Louis James, has acquired a
play of the "M'liss" order, entitled "Ca
lamity Jane." in which she will srobably
star next season. Miss McHenry was the
leading woman of "Three of a Kind"
some years back, the farce in which Nate
Salisbury made a fortune.
"Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch" has
made a great hit in London. The experi
ment was tried of not changing the nlay
in any particular, and the Enarlish audi
ences have been simply delighted. Madge
Carr Cook as Mrs. Wiggs has received
unstinted praise, and Frederick Burton.
Louisa Closser and Grace Griswold are
sharing Mrs. Cook's honors.
William Frederick Peters, the comnoser
of the score of the "Mayor of ToRio." has
completed the musical setting of a new
musical comedy In two acts, entitled "The
Resorters." The book p.nd lyrics are by
A. G. Ealamater. and the scenes are laid
at a Mr.ine coast summer resort.
William A. Bradv and his wife. Grace
George, will sail for Europe early in June
for a. six weeks' vacation. During their
stay abroad Mr. Brady will arrange for
trie tndon production or IMvorcons,
with Mrs. Georee and Frank Worthing in
the leading role.
Cecelia Loftus savs that she will not
play in vaudeville this summer, but will
take a much-needed rest.
Arrangements are being completed for
an extensive tour of this country by a
company of noted Norwegian players,
who will present a series of Ibsen s Dlavs
in the original. The actors are members
of the National Theater. Norway, and the
settings will be those used in that day
house . The repertoire will include
Ghosts. "Hedda Gabier." "A Doll's
House." "The Master Builder" and "Ros-rjrsholme."
Miss . Blanche Bates will srend the i
greater part-of her vacation during the
coming summer at her farm in Ossinining,
in. i. sne win De seen in Beiasco s "Ciirl
of the Golden West" for the third and
last season.
James T. Powers and his wife, known
on the staze as Miss Rachel Booth, will
go to Europe and spend the greater part
of the summer automobiling through
taly. Germany. France rind Switzerland.
Mr. Powfrs win return to America early
next autumn and begin . hs season in
The !lue Moon In the Lyric theater.
3ers am
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Successors to Topeka Foundry.
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318-20-22 Jackson Street,
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Ideas Worked Out
Patents Developed.
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ise on Swine it's free. Make all checks
and drafts payable to
Tlie German Swine & Poultry Mer
cantile Co. Topeka. Kansas.
Tliat Califronla Trip.
Now is the time to make your Cali
fornia trip oo tnere ana back. One
way through Portland $12.50 extra.
Tickets on saie every aay irom June 8
to 15. anJ June 22 to Ju'y 5. Tickets
good In either Pullman Palace or Tourist
Sleeping Cars. By taking a tourist
.lunpr. passengers can materially re
duce the cost of a California tour with
out sacrificing the slightest degree of
Grain Cleaner and Grader.
Means More Grain.
Write us and we will tell you all
about it. Only Manufacturers of
Grain Cleaning Mills in the State.
305 Kansas Ave.
Manufacturer Copper and Gal
vanized Iron Cornice, Roofing,
and All Kinds of Tin Work.
216 W. Sixth
Carpenter anrl Bulkier.
High Grade '' Refrigerators for
meat markets, groceries, hotels and
restaurants. ' '
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Get our prices on Inmbcr, MM
Work. Seurer Pipe and Paint. Our
prices are right and grades guar-
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And Manufactured
Topeka, Kansas.
The Wm. Schick Mfg. Co.
Manufacturer of the Famous
fcjastio Topeka Felt Mattress. All
kinds of Mattresses. Couchrs. Da
venports and Upholstered furniture.
Jobber of Iron Beds. Spring Beds.
Metal Couches and Davenports. Ask
your dealer for our goods. Every
thing Guaranteed.
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Cider, Vinegar,
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Preserves, Etc.
Red Cross
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Made by the
New and old buildings wired to strictly comply with insur
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Manufacturers of Steam Boilers. Smoke Stacks and Breeching!
Water, Lard and Oil Tanks.
Repairing promptly attended to in any part of the state.
Jobbers in steam and water supplies.
TO get the Best of Material, the Best of Workmanship and
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so Kansas Ave.
Try the Journal Want Columns
for Quick Returns.
Peter Pan." in which Miss Maude Ad
ams made one of the most remarkable
dramatic successes In many years. Is to
be made into an opera, with Victor Her
hort n thp composer, and Is to be pro
duced bv Oscar Hammersteln at the Man
hattan opera house for his next season.
The role of Peter will probably sung
bv Miss Marv Garden, the soprano of the
Paris Opera Comique. It is said that Mr.
Hamruerstein has already beg-un negotia
tions with J. M. Barrie. the author of
Peter Pan." for the rights to use the
story for Victor Herbert's music.
One of the most potent reasons for Miss
Pay TemUleton's retirement Irom tne
stase this season is revealed in the fol
lowing extract rrom a- letter to a inena.
written by the heroine of "Forty-five
Minutes From Broadway" last week
from New England. Says Miss Temple-
ton: "I am rrazzieo, oearaiswa ana
weary. Six weeks of one-night stands
through New England have laid me low.
I'm a 'quitter-!
Ye gods: These tneaters: rs uuouy can
understand the discomfort, the filth of
them until obliged to play in them. I say
good-by. How glad 111 be tor a real
Tf rteflnltelv decided at the Actors'
pni rair !n New York that Miss Bonita
of the Wine. Woman and Song Company
is the most ponuiar actress in Amentn.
and Mr. George M. Cohan the moat pop
ular actor. Friends of Miss Pauline Fred
erick, another candidate, complain tnat
they were seized ana neia ai mo 'si
minute lust as they were about to buy
jl.rt worth of votes, though they cried
loudly for neip. .
'There died in a Washington Catholic
convent a few days ago." says ths vV ash
lneton Herald, "a nun who had taken the
holv vows after she had refused the hand
of Richard Alansrieia. i ney naa ueeu
sweethearts for years, and tt is said that
for a while they were engaged. Persons
who knew her In Washington declare that
she was one of the most beautiful nuns
and one of the most devout Christians
they had ever known. She consecrated
her life to the good work of the church
fmm an ennoblinar sense of duty to hu
manity that only accented her ontjmistic
spirit and made of her one of the noblest
women, as wei: as i mw inaiuum
and delightful companions, within the
large circle of her acquaintances. After
she entered the convent Mr. Mansfield
never came to Washington that he did
Books and Autkors
Among the quaint sayings of Abo
Martin, the Hoosier philosopher,
which the Eotbs-Merrill Company
have collected in a book, are to be
found the following:
Newt Plum's oon-in-law lives in one
o" tnefn Indynoplua fiats an' he says
thet his settin room Is so blamed lit
tle thet ever time he crosses his legs
he kicks his wife. Elcine Budd"s hus
band hex gone back t' his parents.
Alex Tansey thinks somethln' o'
goin' with a troupe. His undo wuz
quite a actor an' tore paper fer th'
snow " scene in th "Two Orphans"
when it wuz played in th' old Metro
politan livery stable et TTrbana, Ohio,
back In fifty-one.
A feller in ordinary circumstances
died o' "pendicitus et Shoals t'other
dav. Th' ole sayin' "th" selection o'
wall paper makes strange bed fel
lows" is put nigh right.
Tipton Budd lost three fingers yis
terrtay. A feller asked him f hev a
drink, but his wife wuz with him. It's
purty hard f "keep tip f th Stand
ard" these days.
Our pustofflce stays open till 8 p. m.
nr- ince Miss Germ Williams is
takin' "Journalism" by mail. Ther's a
grea t display o' buggies an' sausage et
th' State Fair.
I ll be blamed If tt dun't seem like
th' fellers thet er so crazy 'bout
wearin' unyforms never hev any
s-houlders. I asked Uncle Ez Pash
how he accounted for his longevity,
an" he says, "I never rtaved, an' jist
let 'em grow."
Messrs. McClure. Phillips & Co. an
nounce reprints of the following pub
lications on their list: Third edition
of '"His Courtship," the new Pennsyl
vania Dutch story, by Helen R. Mar
tin; second edition before publication
of "The Princess Virginia." by C. X.
and A. M Williamson; second edition
of Ellis Barker Butler's companion
volume to the famous "Pigs is Pigs,"
"The Great American Pie Company;"
fourth edition of Stewart Edward
i White's and Samuel Hopkins Adams
adventure taie or tne x-acmc, xuc
Mvstery;" fourth edition of "Golden
Numbers." and sixth edition of "The
Posy Ring," bv Kate Douglas Wiggin
and Norah Archibald Smith; fifth edi
tion of "The Four Million" and second
edition of "The Trimmed Lamp." by
O. Henrv; eighth edition of "Little
Citizens." by Myra Kelly; second edi
tion of "The Master of Stair." by the
author of "The Viper of Milan." Mar
jorie Bowen; and second edition of
Burton J. Hendrick's "The Story of
Life Insurance."
The "out door" woman will cer
tainly be interested in the June num
ber of Dress. A special article in that
number tells her exactly what to wear
on any outing occasion. Tells her
how she may always appear at her
smartest, whatever and wherever the
sport. The newest bathing, yachting
and tennis suits are shown, as well, of
course, as the new golf suit, hat and
sweater. She will be delighted, too,
with the charming tennis scene by
Drian. in which the master has caught
both the spirit of the game and the
occasion that it affords for the display
of charming frocks by the on-lookers.
No variety of fiction causes so great
a strain on the author as stories of
mystery. The difficulties involved in
putting the puzzle together, taking it
apart and then putting it together
again for the reader's benefit, are
enormous. Practiced hand as she is.
the problem In The Mayor's Wife
proved almost too much for Anna
Katharine Green. When the labor of
composition was over, she found her
self on the verge of nervous prostra
tion. She has gone abroad for a long
and well-earned rest.
A dramatization by George Middle
ton of Meredith Nicholson's popular
story. The House of a Thousand
Candles, has been "tried out" with :
great success bv a stock company in '
Worcester, Massachusetts. It will be
put on the boards regularly next fall
with a company of its own.
The Port of Missing Men, Mr. Nich
olson's new story, continues to be the
best-selling book in America, with a
long lead over its nearest rivals.
Charles H. Haswell. one of the most
picturesquely interesting of all au
thors, and also one of the extremely
successful, died on May 12. He was
in the ninety-eighth year of his age,
and was still in the complete posses
sion of his faculties, and his death was
due to an accidental fall. Born in
1S09, his memory ran back to the
time when, as a, child, he heard the
news of the battle of Waterloo. He
was born in New Torlc city, and in that
city he made his home during his al
most century of life" He was edu
cated as a civil engineer, and contin
ued actively to practice his profession
until the end of his life. He enjoyed
it, he liked to say, more than idleness.
But he was most widely known as an
author. Years ago he wrote an En
gineer's Pocket-Book, which won in
stant favor as a practical authority
and handy-book on a host of subjects
connected with engineering. Last
year, so phenomenal has been Its con
tinued success, the seventy-second edi
tion of this book was issued by its
publishers, the Harpers; in all, there
have been over 146.000 copies of the
book sold. Each successive edition
ha9 been given his personal revision,
including the last, which was just go
ing to press as he died. In fact, a let
ter written by him reached the Har
pers a day after his death. Mr. Has
well also wrote, years. ago. Reminis
cences of an Octogenarian, a book full
of such recollections as could come
only from a man born in the first year
of Madison's presidency and when
New York had a population of less
than 100.000.
Miss Florence Wilkinson, although
she has written three novels, of which
"The Silent Door" has just appeared
from the press of McClure. Phillips &
Co., wishes to be known primarily as
a poet. That is why she has allowed
so much time to elapse since her last
novel, "The Strength of the Hills,"
was published, and has devoted her
time entirely to poetry. She recog
nizes the fact that it is next to impos
sible for the writer -who has made his
reputation by prose fiction, ever to be !
accepted seriously as a poet. Thomas
Hardy and W illiam Dean Howells are
cases in point. Miss Wilkinson has
wished to establish herself In the
minds of poetry lovers, at least, as a
poet first and novelist afterwards, and
to have her novels judged rather as
the work of a poet who has turned to
fiction, than her verse, as the casual
production of a prose writer. That
she has succeeded in this attempt is
shown by the fact that most of the re
reviews of "The Silent Door" have ap
peared under the headins "Fiction by
a Poet."
Mrs. Tryphosa Bates-Batcheller, the
charming and talented young Ameri
can sang with great success recently
at the Quirinale palace on the occasion
of one of the state receptions. Mrs.
Batcheller is known not only as a
singer but as the author of "Glimpses
of Italian Court Life," a volume of
charming reminiscences recently pub
lished by Doubleday. . Page & Co.
Among her many interesting experi
ences in Rome was a private audience
with Pius X. who wished to talk with
Mrs. Batcheller about the conditions of
the Italians in Boston, a community in
which she is greatly interested and for
whom she has done much. Mrs. Bat
cheller was able to give his holiness
many facts concerning this community
which he had not received from other
sources. The lady is the daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Bates, of Wor
cester, Mass., but lives the greater part
of the year abroad principally in
Rome where she is a familiar figure in
the Italian society.
A magazine crowded full of good
reading is The Reader for June. Just
on sale. The frontispiece by V ill Vaw
ter, illustrating one of James Whit
ccmb Riley's poems, has all the day
dreaming spirit of the month. The op
ening article. Social Service in Busi
ness, is a revelation in the progress of
modern industrial concerns toward pro
viding for the welfare of their em
ployes. It Is by an expert on this
subject. Miss Mary R. Cranston, of
the American Institute of Social Ser
vice, and is illustrated by many pho
tc graphs. William Jennings Bryan and
Senator Beveridge continue their bril
liant debate on the great subject of
Trusts and Their Treatment. Albert
Hale, the distinguished authority on
South American topics-, contributes a
final paper on The South American Sit
uation. The Reader for June, in addi
tion to Octave Thanet's exciting serial.
The Lion's Share, has five exceptional
ly interesting short stories, by such
well known writers as Lily A. Long,
Elliott Flower. Wilbur Dick Nesbit,
Ella W. Peattla and Virginia Wood
ward Cloud.
Arthur Stringer has just returned
from a four weeks' cruise to South
America to find his new novel. "Phan
tom Wires," in a tecond edition, and
Australian and Canadian editions pro
vided for.
As puzzling as a detective story, is
John H. Whitson's new novel, "The
Castle -of Doubt." and almost to its
very end maintains the mystery into
which the reader and the hero plunge
together at the moment when, inno
cently walking the street, in New York
city, the hero Is snatched into the car
riage of two bewitching ladies and
borne away as the wedded husband of
one of them.
To attract readers to Eliza Calvert
Hall's new book. "Aunt Jane of Ken
tucky." Little, Brown 4 Co., the Bos
ton publishers, recently offered to send
gratis the first chapter of the book en
titled "Sally Ann's Experience," print
ed separately. Imagine their surprise
when these publishers read a literary
note In the New York Sunday Herald,
to the effect that the entire book.
"Aunt Jane of Kentucky," was being
given away to introduce a new author.
As a result these Boston publishers
have been besieged with requests from
persons willing to take advantage of
such a generous offer. This will entail
a lot of correspondence to explain that
the offer is limited to a reprint of the
first chapter of the book. The an
nouncement was made in that form in
the clearest manner possible, and how
It could have been read otherwise is
General Wilson's Life of Charles A.
Dana, published last week by the Har
pers, is full of fascinating details re
garding the men and events of the past
half century. Here, for instance, is the
explanation of why Secretary Stanton
always retained somewhat of a dislike
to General Grant a dislike which came
through a hasty mistake and a conse
quent wounding of the war secretary's
vanity. That the mistake was Stanton's
own, and that it was of a kind to which
a man of less self-conceit would have
given no attention, made no difference:
"Having reported his arrival at once.
Grant received a telegram the next day
from Halleck, directing him to proceed
to Louisville, where he would 'meet an
officer of the war department with or
ders and instructions.' As it turned
out. the secretary himself was the of
ficer who was to meet Grant, and the
firs meeting between these distin
guished men took place on the morning
of September 18, 1863. in the Union sta
tion at Indianapolis. It was not alto
gether fre from embarrassment to Mr.
Stanton, who had somewhat impulsive
ly mistaken Dr. Kittoe. the staff sur
geon, for the general. Trivial as this
Incident may seem, Dana and the of
ficers present always believed that It
produced an unfavorable impression
which lasted til! the secretary's death.
That he was disappointed in the gen
eral's appearance and bearing cannot
be positively stated, but it is certain
they never became devoted friends."
The June Century fUl print a letter
of Victor Hugo'f3 believed to be pub
lished now for the first time setting
forth at some length the author's ob
ject in writing "Les Miserables" and
its relations to social problems. The
letter is taken from a manuscript ver
sion in Italian, probably the transla
tion by Victor Hugo's secretary, and
was written in response to an inquiry
from Count Victor A. Pepe. of Italy,
as to Hugo's purposes in writing his
great romance. It will be embellished
by drawings by Andre Castigne of
three of the most dramatic scenes from
Les Miserables," which will be shown
in full-page reproductions.

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