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ORDER WILL PREVAIL It does not appear from the dispatches that the participants in the lawless events In Indiana within thie last few days were directly inspired by the exciting advice and suggestions of Pastor Thomas and other sensational pulpit orators, but there can he no doubt that the deplorable con ditions in that state present the results which naturally follow action in harmony with such preachments. Seven dead and nearly a score seri ously injured furnished the record for the rioting at Evansville yesterday. As usu ally happens, several of the victims were were spectators. The "race prolbleml," which supplied the excuse for beginning the trouble, loses importance in viesw of the conflict between lawful authority and mobh rule which has leell fully inlaugu rated in Ihliana. No intelligent person caut lie left to surmise what the final eon clusion s ill be, but the lcsson will have beent learned at dreadful cost to the con niwzity and to the state as well as to tihe immii.ediate participants in the di.srder. 'o coutnsel :allyone to "',ty a gun" with the lpurlpose to defy the law in controversy of any character in this country is to in vile certain disaster to the 'persons or cause which it is sought to etncolirage. It was bad advice when it was oltcred in a si':oent of excitement during the great r:lilwiliy strike by Euli,:gene lebs, awl that lea ler was prompt to reconi/e and cn' fes, the mist:ake in the time of caJIII re fl.ctiin which followed the failure of the strikers encouraged by suich alvice fromi their chief or:;a~ izer. It is omutlch li o adveice when offered from the pullit for the guilance of an ignorant and nattrally suplerstitious peole, already hand icllcpped with race prejulices, whose greatert giiev ance is due ti the very spirit of lassless mess which they are advised to foster. No matter whether individuals, or coim .aunities, or states, offend in lack of re spect for the law and its authorized agencies, the American people are peace losing. order seeking, las abiding. \'lhen ever and wherever tile qluestion of ,Iliob rule is brought to trial a direct is.ue, the nob will disappear. NEWSPAPER MEN'S OUTING It is pleasant to notice that the nliicers of the Montana P'ress associatiun are re ccisitg numerous and attractive invita tionts front cities and sociCties illn connec tion with their plans for the annual iutiing of the newspaper men. 'I his mtanifest in terest is honlet Iting mtore than en)lpli itientary to the associaticon and its tem-t bers. It affords recognition of the value of the press in the work of dcvelouping the state and protmniting its varied inter ests, which ultimlately will be beneficial alike to the public and the newspapers. There is no part of Montana which cannot be benefited by wise and wide ad vertising of its advantages. There is no community which cannot profit from a letter understanding of the resources and needs of every other community within its ext:ensive borders. There is Ino :iagency which can contribute more pri.oitly to thtse results thanl the newspapers of the state. There is no better influence calculated to enlit the pre.s inl hIarmtnions effort than that which is ronttetllated through mutual friendships anl broader knowledge of condlitions inevitably grow Lng out of these annual gatheritngs i the active newspapiermen. Huwever political or business intert "ts may divide the newspapers of the state, all of them worthy the Iname will stand and fight together on any propositionu di rectly related to the reputation or welfale of Montana. Organization anld singlentess of purpose are as important to effective newspaper effort as to other influences, WVhatever conduces to the success of these yearly gatherings and to the strength an-l good character of the Montana 'ress a,,ou Ciation promises early returnls in the pro gross of the state and in the des e.hulcent of those things which will give it Irosper ity at home and good fame abroad. NEW CHECK ON CHINESE "l'udd'nhead \Vilson's" finger tip scheme has uiven an idea to the Unlited States governmetat, which is about to put it in effect to the probable discomfort of those Chiinese who would seek to ent·,r the United States by the Northern Mlon tana or any of the many other illicit routes. Ihe finger tip scheme has re ceivad official recognition. Immigration Co'.tnissioner Sargenlt has reconmmcndtied that it be put in practice to deal with the CInmese imnigratior evil and his recoin anellation is to be carried out. it it notorious that, despite the rigid regulations agAin.t the admission of t(hi -iese laborers to this country, many s:Ic ceed in getting in. They are smuggled aeross the border and once here they are provided with "merchant's certificates," purchased or borrowed for the purplose. Ifhe present form of merchant certificate contains a photograph of its legitimate owner, but it is difficult for the average American, no matter how well schooled be is In Oriental facial characteristics to distingulish one Mongolian from, another. ,The photograiph pilan has been proven e ,T.cti ve. Cn m:tii..si-.r S:rient how Proposes to keep on file at Washington a large num ber of cardboard squares, each bearing two photugrapha, two finger prints and a dosen or so different measurements of the individuals who have Iased the in migration inslpection. Thus, when a ChL naman is held up on suspicion of bearing a bogus certificate the accurate data can be secured and comparisons made. Since it has been demonstrated to a scientise certainty that the arches, loops, whorls and composites that are traced on a human finger tip retain their relation one to another through life, and since the de signs on no two hands are alike, the de partment calculates that it has conclusive evidence on Mr. Chinaman. He can't fool the ltovernmrnt longer. C'onweItently the Kalispell, Fort Benton and Great Fdlls route into the United States bids fair to become unpopular. GOOD PPICES FOR WOOL There is encouragement for the Mon tana wool growers in the market reports- if they need any encouragement. It is believed generally throughout the tra le that wool should bring to per cent more than it did last year and possibly is per cent more. lIon. Thomas C. Power, pre ti dent of the state Iboard of sheep conlmis sioncrs and of the Montana Wool (;row ers' association, is authority for this statement. Advance statistics indicate that the clip this year will be short all over the coun try, though in Montana the reduction will be smaller than elsewhere, losses during the winter not being large. \Vith this shortage in production an increased de mand is indicated. No supplies were car ried over in ioston, the recognized cen ter of the trade in the United States, while reports of wool scarcity come from all over Europe. In alddition to all this, the demand for woolen goods has in creased materially and is still increasing. All this means more mIoney for the wool growers of Montana and increased pros perity for the state. That was an astonishing dispatch whichl cane out fromt Rome yesterdlay intimating that the cardinals at the vatican were not using their utmost endeavors to prolong the life of the Ipope. Though furniehled by the Associated l'ress, tlhe most reliable news agency in the world, it is apparent on the face of it that the intimation the dispatch conveyed is absol itely without foundation. ''lhe very fact that the lpope is alive now, after these days and hours of dying, is proof that notlhing ism bhei;, left undtone to keep the breath of life witlhi that feTchle Itady. Whatever the tmtive of tIhe di.lpatch,. the fact remainis that it l1 it gra:ve inijustice to the ohlc colh.ge of cardinals. Instead of buildiig Mlaudle Adams' image 1 colpper for the .it. oIuis Exposjition, why not Ibronze that stattue of Ada Rehlan? It is dioubtles, as faithful a copy of Maude a, of Ada. (holonel lryan is in imminent danger of i.ecotmitg rcognized as the walking dele giat, f ,his party. \What a skeptical old world it is I Even tie health foods are under suspicion of adulteration. President Roosevelt finds it rather stren unus h.usiness trying to enjoy a few days of a'>sulute rest. It is not wholly a bad world where the ldeath of a good mian causes universal regret. The election returns will den, strate that the people of Iowa understatnd the tneaniing of the republican platform and the value of republican policies. In the long run the amiable mayor of Anaconda will realize that if his constitu ents are convinced that he is controlled by common sense, they will not be con cerned about his opinion of corporations. Luckily for Sir Thomas Lipton he is not eligible to be impressed into the vice presidential contest. Those Milwaukee manufacturers who visited Butte yesterday will excuse the un intentional liberties which the flutte re porters took with their names. As a mat ter of fact, transposing half a dozen consonants in the average Milwaukeean's amine does not materially affect either the meaning or the pronunciation of the same. What rare fe!icity those Chicago and New Y\ork Ipeople might enjoy by spending a vacation season in the cool climate of ' intana, watching the liot Springs and tl.:nkin. of home. It is heroic treatment, but all of the survivors in lndiana will have a more hliolesome respect for the law. It seems reasonable for the \\'ashlington correspondents to) redict that if Secretary Il;y is unable to maintain hamnonious re ltins itith P'rcsidcnt Roosevelt's policy, Secretary Hlay will resign. Some allowance should he made for the visiting California bull players until they get acclimated. It is worth empchasizing the fact that the mob seldom disregards the law when the law oflicers exhibit a decent respect for it. The pursuit of "Kid Curry" could not Ie more vigorous if managed by the same vigilant gentlemen who made such a spec tacular success of his escape. If St. Louis realizes her expectations for the exposition, the concentration of wealth will have beemn completed. Even the professional prizefighters are disposed to admit that it is a graceless, profitless line of business. In Indiana it is not so much a race prob letn as a peace problem. Dowry for a Hired Girl. Col. J. W. F. Hughes has the following advertisement in a Topeka (Kan.) paper: "W\\'anted, a girl' for housework. No washing; small family; good pay; 'hot and cold water bathroom; horse and bug gy; both telephones; ppsano." IN POLITICAL KINDERGARTEN Morning Session in the Sohool for Vies Presidential Candidates. [Kansas City Star.] Yesterday's session of the school for sice-presidential candidates was the most exciting of the term. Interest in the work has been growing rapidly, and new puplls join the class dalily. When Teacher Hanna rapped for order yesterday as members responded to the roll-call. "That's good," said the instructor, approvingly, "very good, indeed. If this growth keeps fup we shall soon equal in numbers Professof BIryan's Presidential academy. Providenee is certainly with us or we never should' have so nearly caught up. Does any Ittle boy remember exactly how many pulls Professor Bryan claims to have today?" instantly an impulsive youth in the frost row directly before the teacher's desk bed both hands waving in the air with his fingers snapping like torpedoes: "Well, Ilertie," said the teacher, with an en. coturagng smile, "we will bear from you." And he added to the class: "Childes, observe how alert the little Beveridge boy is. Always emulate him. Mr. Reed could never have said of him that he was a vice presidential impossibility." At this Johnny Dolliver blushed so very red from his seat in the hack row that attracted the attention of his mates, end an audible snicker ran through the room, which the teacher instantly suppressed by rapping sharply. "Never mind, Jose tian, li he said, giving the embarrassed boy a kindly glance over his spectacles. "I dessay Mr. Reed didn't mean it liter ally. Nobody is a vice-presidential im possibility. And remember there is an election in g916 and another in 9rso stilL" Here the Beveridge boy, bubbling over with pride and enthusiasm. interrupted with: "Please, sir, counting this week's Commoner. Professor Bryan has only 48 iresiclential candidate pupils, necluding himself, while we are 36." "llow do you make that out. Bertie?" inquired the teacher with an indulgent look. "I thought the roll-call showed only iS." "So it did. sir," replied the eager iny. "So it did, but counting you-" He was interrupted Iy a thwack on the desk that broke the teacher's ruler and seared a modlest little Bretano boy from Illinois into tears. "lHow often." exclainmedl Teacher Hanna ill a chocked voice. "have I told you that I am the instructor and that under no circumstances amll I to be countled a Ineln hcer of the class I Ilertie, you may stand in thei corner. We will pro.ceed with the les ,on. Myron, tell the class what are the essential qualifications for a vice-presia dential candidate." "l'lease, sir," answered the hboy adl dressed, with a confidence that an Ohio' Ipolitician coldl hardly equtal. "an avail aide vice-presidential candidate is a man who stand', well with the chairman of the national committee and who has just Iern elected governor of one of the most tle'portant states in the union." "Correct, n.solutely correct." commlented the tcaclwr, compilacently. "Anil, boys, Myron might have suggested that 4ueh cqllltifications under or linary circum stances wolll make cxc'ellent presidential tilllber." IIcre he paulsedc and added,. .;ad ly: "lItnt not next year, children, not Inet year." At this pIint a lhay sitting well back in the room beIgant to snap his fingers. "Well, Idy boy." said the benign teacher, "what is it " "Art n't you going to give me 4 chal:ncc t, to recite?" sail the ,oy. "I've got Ith lesson dwln hine." "That's good," d' the teacher. "Such pushfulnch' ought t to go g no nrecognize(. Iut hat's y r tname ? I don't seem to recall yor face." "i;r:tnt." replied the boy promptly. "U. S. t;rant of California. I an, The (;r:nt boy was here interrupted by a senfflt in the cornter where Albert Cum mins had just pitched into RoblAy l.a Fol l, tte for pinching him. In a minute more ill the boys were pushing and hauling In thIe middle of the floor. The teacher hastily turned in a call for the fire de partment and adjourned school. "TheyWre too iImanly for tile, he was heard to mutter, as lie hurried clown the hall. "I don't see how I shall ever manage the young ras cals without Perry Heath." A DADArtlt rea n raiiinanv A PARADISE FOR TOURISTS May Splurge Like a Millionaire in Guate mala at Five Cents on the Dollar. [Cleveland P'laindcaler.] l),own in Guatemala the paper dollar is worth just 5 cents in gold, and there are few countries in the world where a man can make a bigger spread for a little cash. Just think what a princely reputation a stranger with $7 in really good money could establish I lIe might give the bo who carried 'his grip up to the hotel #3 and then lie could get his shoes polis~ e for $2, and he couhld buy a pocketful of cigars for $s and tip the waiter with $4, and toss $6 to the vagabonds about the hotel door: and then he could hire the best rig in town for $40 and drive out to the springs and have a $10o dinner and $ss worth of fireworks in the evening, and drink $o worth of Gu(atemalan juleps, and give the driver a little douseur of $St, and when he got back to the hotel he could invite the entire crowd to step up and have a little anti-malaria compound at an expense of $zt-and still have enough left to start the fun going again in the Itmorning. Guatemala evidently is a paradise for tourists who are aching for a Morgan rep utation on a $so-a-week basis. Two Ways to Greet Lawlessness. [Chicago Chronicle.] "if we condone crime we shall reap law lessiless," says Booker W\ashington. "Save 'our money and buy a gun." says Mr. I homnas, the negro preacher of Uelleville, and most of his Chicago sympathizers. The colored citizens should not hesitate long at making a choice between these ad visclrs. Russia's Undue Haste. [W\ashington Star.] Russia should not make the mistake of trying to answer a letter .efore it has been put ill the postotlice. Still Surviving. [I.ippincott's Magazine.] Pleasant )ld Gentleman--liave you lived here all your life, my little man? Arthur (aged 6)-Not yet. FEMALE ERUDITION. Of "dainty sweet girl graduates" we read, In saried honeyed phrases as above. She is truly up to date in all, indeed, Excepting in the highest art of love. She is great at conic sections And is given to reflections That Plato to Ben Jowett was unknown, And decants, with much precision, On "the prisms of the vision," Which is Kamskatchan unto me, I own. You take her into dinner; she'll insist, With a superfluity of zest, On rhapsodizing o'er the aorist, True signal that you never will digest. She will ask you your opinion Of the ancient Greek dominion, And her Egyptolic knowledge is immense, Which is not the conversation That will meet with approbation, Be you possessed of gastronomic sense. I've met these cultured maidens by the score. With each the talk in vain I've triedtto bring To current subjects, authors and their lore, Society and those that act and sing; But a very stony staring Then upsets your evening faring And I'm thoroughly convinced within my mind That the one who will possess her Is some fluffy old professor; By modern men she's gracefully declined. m-New York Herald. ABOUT PEOPLE M. L. Leehey of Seattle is renewing futte acquaintances. Mr. Lechey for ncrly practiced law here. Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Thomas are in Red I.odge visiting Mr. and Mrs. F. C. Byrne of Red Lodge. Joseph A. Coram and wife are in the city from Lowell, Mass. Mr. Coram has been looking after his numerous interests in the West. He formerly resided in Butte and is well known here. Miss Helena Gorthwaite who has been visiting friends in Butts departed last night for her home in Oakland, CaL R. L. Clinton departed last night for Salt Lake on a business trip. George A. Clark, who has resided here -o years practicing law, has removed to Seattle where he will look after the inter ests of the Alaskan Development company. Deputy Grand Master ]. A. Perkins of the A. U. U. W. is in the city visiting the different lodges of the order. Mr. Per kins at his meeting with lodges undertakes to explain the recent change made in as sessments by the grand lodge at St. Paul. W. J. Bradshaw of Helena, who served with distinction in the first Montana regi ment of volunteers, arrived from the Cap ital City last night. James P. Supple came over from the Capital City last night and is at the Fin len. Henry N. Blake, A. J. Galen and Fred Gaines arrived from Helena last night for the Western Union injunction hearing. Sam Gosa the Helena life Insurance man, is loodng after Butte business. Miss Nell Mills of Deer Lodge is visit ing in Butte. Mrs. C. W. Sparr of Billings and child, who have been visiting Mr. and Mrs. J. H. McCracken, departed yesterday for Hamilton, where she will visit relatives. .Mr. Sparr, who accompanied her to Butte, went to Helena on business. Sam Marchesseau left last night for a month'S visit in St. Jean, Canada. T. B. Stephens, who has resigned the position of deputy clerk of the United States court, expects to go to Portland to accept a position as traveling salesman for a wholesale drug house. Ex-Mayor E. D. Weed of Helens, who came to Butte yesterday on business, has been greeting his numerous friends in the city. Mr. Weed was among those who enjoyed last night's performance at the Broadway. ROOSEVELT IN QUIET LIFE The President at Oyster Bay to Rest and Circus Hunters Disappointed. [('orrespondence Cleveland Plaindealer.] The circus-chasing American has re ceivedl notice that if he goes to Oyster Blav ini a haphazard way in the hope of callin on I'resident Roosevelt. he will have his labor for his pains. The presi ident has let it be definitely understood that he has gone home to rest, and not to ".ssip with curiosity seekers. If any one has business with him he must state that fact to Secretary Loeh, either in person or by letter, and receive an appointment in advance. The presildent shows the same annoy :ance at the presence of the camera 'fends that Mr. Morgan did aboard the steamship on his recent return from Europe. HIe has relluested the authorities of the church he attendls to keep them off the church prop erty on Sunday. so that he and his may lnot leC paraded before the public in the hiours of worship. The request was ob ,erved, and the officers kept the whole tribe off the grass on Sunday last, al though they were along the street in strings when the Rooosevelts drove home. T'he plates, however, will develop little beyond two horses in a cloud of dust. T'he president will work in the quiet of his library during the forenoon. In the afternoon he will rest, or receive those with whom he has appointments. COST OF THE LOWELL STRIKE [Boston Herald.] We observe it to be estimated that the late Lowell strike cost the workmen en gaged in it the loss of $l aso,ooo in wages. Their compensation for this is absolutely nothing. Not a cent in advance in wages was gained: not a point in con cession otherwise. It may be said that this strike was so unreasonable that the men deserved the loss that befell them. It may be that some of them did; yet more closely considered, we are disposed to accord pity rather than allot blame. In all strikes many men are forced into them unwillingly, and this strike had, doubtless, its full share of these. Then, also, the suffering of the families of the strikers is to be taken into account, par ties who are innocent of responsibility in bringing this state of affairs about. The single good that has come out of it is the salutary lesson that it teaches, and if reckless and thoughtless strikers will take it to heart when tempted anywhere to imitate the folly that prevailed here, some thing of benefit for the future may be realized. The Octopus. [Puck.] The trusts-if you can't join 'em fight 'Ct,. A philanthropist is an octopus who knows how to get more. We joke about the trusts; but, then, the trusts joke about us. If you are unable to be an octupus try to he the son-in-law of one. The meanest sort of rapacity is that which grabs what we wanted to grab. \\'hen the trust comes in at the door the trust-buster flies out of the window. Worth Finds Opportunity. [Boston Herald.] No American boy, be his parentage ever so humble, need hesitate to aspire to a lofty position in life. The man who, on to mclrrow, is to become general manager of thit New York Central railroad, began his career :5 years ago as an office boy at a salary of $4 a week. And, furthermore, hiri name is Smith, just plain Alfred H. Smith. So now, boys, go at it and win, Now They Don't Speak. "Yc,," said the newly.made bride, "Jack and I married in haste." "W\ell, dear," rejoined her former girl chum, "you ought to Ie thankful for that." "Why su?" asked the young wife in sur. prise. "lecause." answered the ex'chum, "If Jack bIad taken time to think it over you would he selhduled for the spinster stakes."-Cincinnati nuquirher. The Usual Thiing for Senators. [Washington Star.] "Weren't some of those transactions by which you profited a trifle irregular?" "Not for me," answered Senator Sorg hum. "They were quite the usual thing," por AND Fresh milk is good; fresh milk and Mollin's Food is better. Try it with your baby. Bply w t wlw mt aeS. MiLW.W5 OOD CO. BOSTON, MASS. AMUSEMENTS A fairy tale for grown-up children is "If I Were King." This is the age of fairy tales and E. H. Sothern is, perhaps, the foremost port trayer of them. Hie secured the first rank for himself In this school as Rudolph Ranendyl, and hog kept it. For, if "The Prisoner of Zenda" is laid in an imaginary land, it takes no more liberties with hlstory than does this phantasmarorm laid about Louis Xl. _I.f I Were King," despite the produc tion, is nmerely another case of a poorly written play rather lavishly ptt on and "saved" by the magnetism of the star and the efficiency of his support. One chord does McC arty touch and that twice. "And yet, I wish I could have born a child like that I" sobs the abbess when she believes Villon is lost to her forever. "Got you I" cries Villon to the barber, thrusting gold into his hand and giving him directions to his mother's house. His mother I He thought of her first in his prosperity. For that if for that alone, we can love Villon. But this is McCarty's only chord. A decade ago one Stanley Weyman re vived the romantic school with "A Gen tleman of France." After the literary dealths of the two Dumas we thought we had an end of the swashbuckling gentry. But for ten years we have been deluged with them. Sotherm himself has ' An Enemy to the King" to answer for. Villon is nothing more nor less than the outgrowth of this school. McCarty is not a master. "If I Were King" would never have been written if "Cyrano de Bergerac" had not swept the world. The traces of the influences of the Rostand masterpiece are so palpable as to afford amusement. "I love you for that light in your eyes I" screams lIuguette du Hamel when Villon has worked himself into a frenzy with his verses. Sothern and his players fade and as she renders these lines we see gans field as he waves his sword on that fatal field and tells who they are who wish to die. What does McCarty teach us? Does he merely seek to amuse? If so, let him pass. Sothern has worked his way from an actor whose only excuse for notice was that he had had a father to the foremost place in the annals of the American stage. It is not meet that he should descend to amuse ment. The lovers of the drama as the drama, and his admirers as well, rejoiced at his "Hamlet." They left his perform ances better, more broadened men. What does Francois Villon tell us ? "And they lived happily ever afterward" Is on the minds of half the audience, as it files out. A dutiful son who loved his mother so much that he left her days at a time without knowledge of his whereabouts; a foul roue, whose manhood had been stained ineffaceably by the most diabolical associations; an ex-thief, robber and cut throat-and yet a hero I Where is Mc. Carty's knowledge of men? You cannot make silk purses out of sows' ears today as they did not when Shakespeare penned his immortal line. Tibaut may have been a had man ºL well as a traitor; but we can not see where Katherine's chances of hap -ncss were poorer with him than with lin short, "If I Were King" is unworthy of Sothern. The play is well put on, al though far legs lavishly than we were led, by the insinuating press reports. to expect. Many finer productions have been seen in Ilutte. The support, too, is excellent. George WV. Wilson's Louis is in itself suf ficient to redeem the piece. His interpre tation of the crafty king is superior, as a dramatic hit, to the star's idea of Villon. Louis might have been taken bodily from his era and brought down to stand upon the Broadway stage. But Villon, where is he from? This is not an adverse criticism of Mr. Sothern. Like many another star of today, he is unable to get a play. The keen critic can detect moments, studying the man and not the part, when Sothern real izes how ridiculous his portrayal must be. Imagine a tavern brawler defeating the Duke of Burgundy, the ablest general France had had in many a decade I Im agine Francois Villon. s'riet-singer, broth el-poet and church-rol'oer, so conducting himself as to cause the people of the French court to think him their superior I Imagine Francois Villon in rags and half drunk defeating in a duel in the dark a distinguished soldier in the prime of life and in the full possession of his faculties I These inconsistencies destroy the beauties of the play for all but those who seek merely to be amused. Francois Villon was ready to reduce Katherine to his own miserable property, to drag her down from nobility, wealth and position, to his side. Where is the hero? Why did not Francois Villon find in the front rank of battle the oblivion he sought? Because McCarty had to have a fourth act and could not think of anything t-lPo in n.t in What became of Tibaut? Did he es cape? Was Katherine allowed to keep her lands and title? Did Louis, the craftiest diplomat of his time, allow himself to be finally thwarted, or was Villon clapped into a cage the moment the people had dispersed? It wouid not have taken long for the people to disperse, for there was less than a score of them. Perhaps as soon as the multitude went out and bought itself :8 flagons of Burgundy the king took Villon and hung hum in the backyard. It would be like Louts so to do. Many good peop;e are buried in "If I Were King." Rowland Buckstone, who has no superior in his line of comedy, Is lost in Guy Tabarac. The king is brought in only to play second fiddle. Margaret Illington's Huguette might have been more prominent with profit. Others in the cast are overworked. One versatile gentleman, whose real name, since he bears three, we are unable to Oivc, appears as the pro. prietor of the Fir Cone tavern, the Bur gundian herald and the French herald. Another gentleman is both the captain of the watch and the astrologer. Surely it is unworthy of Sothcin to double. Miss Loftus, no longer "Cissy," if you please, but "Cecilia," lacks the voice for an acceptable rendition of Katherine. Moreover, she was not the temperament one would expect. She is not the warm blooded French girl, who is willing to give her life for her lover's. Miss Loftus is English by extraction and plays Kather-. ine as an English girl would. She is cold, statuesque, matter of-fact. Her hatred is as lackadaisical as her love, and if she was meant to afford a contrast to Villon's warmth she could not have done better. As a master of arts in the college of France Villon was entitled to the minis trations of a priest when about to die. But do the ministrations of a priest mean a wedding? In what forgotten musty record of French law did McCarty find the statute that forced Katherine to for feit her lands and title when she married a master of aits? Where was the Salic law, that Katherine had power over her vassals, or any law at all? When did kings admit the heralds of an enemy into their camps unasked. Who made those wonderful bows and arrows which carry from the Burgundian camp into Rene s garden? Why did Tibaut choose a crowd. ed tavern for a rendezvous with a fellow traitor? Why did the abbess know Vl Ion's hand when she did not recognize his face? Had he never washed his face be fore? Fairy tales I fairy tales I New Theory for Police to Give Out. [Los Angeles Express,) Maybe it was not a robber who sand bagged the Colton man. Perhaps it was an attempt to force the nomination for vice president upon the victim. PROGRESS. 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