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f The Evening World Daily Magazine Thursday September 10 19O8V 1
IIFlUffJ Ruffles
Leads Battle Williams
a Wild Goose Chase
OOK Old Fluff So goes the song and no goes the whole affair
at the Criterion Theatre It Is only fair to Mlsa Rattle Williams
mOOlt say that Fluffy Hurtles li enough to make any musical com
1 L edy star afraid to come out In the light
I Of course no on could be expected to make a book of a
t colored supplement least of all John J McNally Charles Frohman skilled In
the guessing game might have guessed as much And BO If we are to believe
nail we have read of Mr Frohmans InfutuaUon for Fluffy the penalty should
fall upon Ms head clone As a rule Mr Frohman Is quick to see his mistakes
Already while the iron of criticism Is
hot he has announced his Intention of
SBA E striking Diana of Dobsons from his I
early lift of productions lly doing this
ho may be doing a great deal for Mls
Carlotta Nlllson He might do as much
for Miss Williams I
Fluffy Hurtle only lends Miss Will i
y lams a wild goose chase This musical
mulange as It Is desperately called
gives her various Jobs but ahe falls
1 to make a good Job of any of them
She Is a shopgirl In New York a bar
maid In London and a cab driver In
P Paris not to mention a suffragette and i
various other characters You watch
f Miss Wlllljms In her strange wander
Ing off the key and oVsewhere and
of w no o but one thing She has grown slim
v I
rae n mer She his taught her figure the
an art of behaving Itself It U trim and
neat and almost Fluffy You feel
Ip that it has worled hard and that It is
deserving of better things It Mr Mc
Nally had seen It before he started to
work he too might hive been light
If not gay
ill Hut Mr MoNally Is heavy He rests
upon your sense of humor like a plum
aI pudding picked before Ita time Mean
while Miss Williams escapes She Is oft
uNL L to change her gown and on to show
you another one But she nevor changes
Hattie Vllllams as Fluffy Ruffles hor voice We heart a grent deal anlllt
the trilnin It wns setting in Paris this summer but We do not hear any results
In spite of W T Francis Wallace Irwin and the eong factories duly recog
nized toy tie programme Mla AVIlllamss songs do not tit her If she had been
given n character tons or two lift at the Cntorlon would be sweeter The
Girl from Kays took tho mecnure of her voice more successfully In Fluffy
Muffles fie has only one number VUlllef Got Another Girl Now that Is on
singing terms with her It Is of the Vesta Victorian period of voiceless vau
deville yet It Is none the less welcome
Then blrg nothing elw to do Miss Williams runs of and Joins the
suffragette + Flaring above the crowd
In a burning fever of womans rights
or womans wrongs re hurls a
speech at the mentopped head of
George Qrossmlth Jr Like poor Mr
Orossrnlth you dont quite know what w
to make of It If only the pretty little
suffragette witn the pretty little voice
had thrown herself at Mr Orossmlths 11ti
head he probably would nave been bet S j
ter pleased
Mr Orossmlth Is very good In a very
bad part Aa a stupid Englishman he l
amiably libels the deah old chaps at
home and singe about Augustus neat
ly If not melodiously Dut when he and
Hiss Williams enter a conspiracy called
a duet and hit It off the key your
long sufTermg soul cries out In pro
test Their Imitations arc even more
The only linger in the company as
Miss Marie Annl who doesnt arrive
until the last act After hearing her
ling Echo of My Heart It Is not dUn
cult to reach the conclusion that she
has a very good heart Jack Gard
ner he of the pouting eyes and bleat
Ing barltonti is more free with his valid
especially when pretty chorus girls lire
around to help him out Which
re WNtrs
minds me that Ethel Kelly now pella
herself Elthel Home James George Groasmlth jr as Hon
By the way this Isnt the worst Augustus Traddles
glace In the world for one of Mr Orossmlths little Jokes
Have you had any experience with stag robbers he Is asked
r Oh yen he replies I one took a chorus girl out to supper
Once more They have such Jolly thunder In New York only you cant
hear bemuse of tht noise
Bert Leslie adds up his talk In familiar vaudeville slang and doe very
well In the way of laughs But he seems a long woj from hone However
very little bit helps Fluffy nufflea
+ 4
Cute Advice From Clyde Fitch
T a dinner given In his honor not long ago Clyde Filch told of the advice
AT he once Sao nn aspiring novelist who worried him with his books
It appears that tho embryo Fielding wns better qualified to sell shoes
than write novels Ono day he came to Mr Fitch In a great state of mind
No one will read my manuscripts There Is
a conspiracy of silence against
we he declared
Join It advised Mr Fitch
The Million Dollar Kid By R W Taylor
wttl RlUKH
00F C
r tr Vincent dui On ourtship M arriage i
X Wffiffiffifl rri rr r
Her Parents Object
Dear Betty
y folks object to my correspond
MY ing with a young fellow with
whom I am deeply In love and
he Is In love with me I want to corre
spond with him I am nineteen and he
Is twenty He writes good sensible
letters Can my folks do anything to
me if I write because I am of age1
Your parents must have some good
reason for their objections They are
older and wiser and most certainly have
your welfare at heart Why not talk
over the matter with your mother
frankly telling her you love the young
man and wish her permission to write
him T If she refuses her consent I ad
vise you to abide by her decision for
you are too young and headstrong to
be a good Judge of the men you now
think you love
His Daily Letter
Dear Betty
71 BOUT a year ago I met a very
A nice young lady At first she
1 didnt seem to like rot at all but
thin summer I have been spending my
weekends at the place where she Is
staying She goes out with me all the I
1ln Ill r a I I i gel I d
I r f 4
II I shpt
I S d h
I u
I µ 1 fafli + 1 1r tI l
SstM1 R JONES said to Farmer Drown Ive Invested JIM In those pigs
Flt and calves The calves cost 114 the pigs 15 and the sheep J3 I
have twice as many pigs as sheepthen how many calves have 17
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fi AT Revelation of THE YOUNGER SET By Robert + W Chambers
Jf eU y ark Society Author of Thctfiring line and itA
Fighting Chance
I ICooTTtrtt loot by Robert W Cbunbetsy
CpL Philip Btlwrn whose wl < Allu bat
divorced him to marry Jack Kuthvio re
I Jurni to New York to visit hli sister and
fcroitiertnU Mr and Slit Austin O > rN
lbe family consist of a ward Eileen Er
AlroJo lt fi
roll and our chichildrenelwyu bu lilt the
He now considers returning to the rm
poy of Nwrxard Company operator la
psi 5 1g
lea estate Auitln Gerard his uesu wild
t iwyn the neglect Ki n
1 dlinlnvi toward the famllv
Captain Selwyn and Eileen ride together
nd pats the Cavtalni former wife Allxe
s1f li overcome
vi A Drciuii Ajfs
UIClIEON had not been served
LUNCHEON returned Without lln
goring on the landing as usual
thai exchanged a formal word or two
Then Eileen mounted to her own quarters
nnd Selwyn walked nervously through
j I the library where he saw Nina evidently
I I prepared for some midday festivity
for she wore hat and furs and tho
brougham was outside
tdrr C Phil she tald Eileen prob
ably forgot that I was going out Its
n directors luncheon at tho exchange
Please tell Eileen that I cant wait for
I her where Is she
Dressing I suppose Nina I
I One moment dear I promised the
children that you would lunch with
I them In the nursery Do you mind 1
I did It to keep them quiet I was
t weak enough to compromise between a
fox bunt or fudge so I said youd
lunch with them Will TOUT
Cwtalnly e Asvl 1
wiA t
I art of a mn Is 11hi4 Qeerge 5IM1
+ IIIt 7 < L
Yesthe ohlnloss gentleman with
gentle brown and protruding eyes and
the expression of a tame brontoniu
Why how do you mean Phil What
sort of man Hes a banker He Isnt
very pretty but hes popular
Oi popular I he nodded as close to
a sneer as he could ever got
He has a very popular wife too
havent you met Rosamund People
like him hes about everywherevery
useful very devoted to pretty women
but Im really In a hurry Phil Wont
you please explain to Eileen that I
couldnt wait You nnd she were al
most an hour late Now I must pick
up my skirts and fly or therell be
some Indignant dowagers downtown
Goodby dear And dont
let the children eat too fast Make
Drlna take thirtysix chews to every
bite and Winthrop Is to have no bread
If he has potatoes Her voice dwindled
and died away through the hail the
front door clanged
He went to his quarters drove out
Austins man arranged his own fresh
linen took a sulky plunge and an un
llzMcil cigarette between his teeth I
completed his dressing In sullen Intro
When he lied tied his scarf and bitten
his cigarette to pieces he paced the
room once or twice squared his shoul
der breathed deeply and unbending
his eyebrows walked off to the nur
Hello you kldil he said with an
effort Ive coma to luncheon Very
nice of you to wont me Drlna
T wanted you tool said Billy Im
to sit wild you
e l tjQ I z 9 blHYN Dtt tg
< i < t 0110 >
Winthrop out of the chair and sliding
in close to Selwyn She had the cat
KltKI In her arms KltKl divining
nourishment was purring loudly
Josephine and Clemence In pinafores
and etlokout skirts sat wriggling with
VlntArop between them the live dogs
sat In a row behind Katie and Bridget
assumed the functions of Hibernian I
Hobes and luncheon began with a clat
ter of spoons
It being also the childrens dinner
supper and bed occurring from five to
six meat figured on the card and Kit
KIs purring Increased to an ecstatic
and wheezy squeal and her rigid tall
as she stood up on Drlnas lap was
constantly brushing Belwyns features
The cat Is shedding too he re
marked as he dodged her caudal ap
pendage for the twentieth time It
will go in with the next spoonful
Drlna If ynurn wit careful about open
Ing your mouth
I love KitKI said Drlna placidly
I have written a poem to herwhero
Is lthand It to me Bridget
And laying down her fork and cross
Ing her bare legs under the table
Drlna took breath and read rapidly
Do Why J lovt KltKI
And run after
Her with laurhter
And nibEheruqfurar
So she nlll purr
Why do I know
That KltKl lone me 101
tnowlrt It
Her tAll elands up stiff
And aha btrullea
Ste with smiles
Huh said Billy bats dont smile
They do When they look pleasan
they mll said Drina and continual
ysadti from hw own wOl1I
time I am down there and writes to
me every day while Im In the city
Do you think she loves me7 As I am
only twentv years old and earning 5 a
wick I am afraid to ask her It she
c < res enough to wait for me H A
Evidently the girl loves you or she
Be kiM In all
You uy and do
For dod made Kit Itl
The same u you
Yours truly
She looked doubtfully at Selywn Is
It all right to sign a poem 1 I believe
that poets sign their works dont they
Uncle Philip
Certainly < Drlna Ill give you a dol I
lar for that poem
You may have It anyway said
Drlna generously and as an after
thought My birthday Is next Wednes
What a hint Jeered Dilly casting a
morsel at the dogs
It Isnt a hint It had nothing to
do with my poem and Ill write you
several more Uncle Philip protested
the child cuddling against him spoon
In hand and Inadvertently decorating
his sleeve with cranberry sauce
Cat hairs and cranberry are a great
deal for a man to endure but he gave
Drlna a reassuring hug and a whisper
and leaned back to remove traces of
the affectionate encounter Just as busy
Erroll entered
Oh EIleen Elleenl cried the chil
dren are you coming to luncheon
with us I
As Selwyn rose she nodded amused
I am rather hurt she said I went
down to luncheon but as soon as I
heard where you all were I marched
straight up here to demand the reason
of my ostracism
We thought you had gone with
mother explained Drlna looking
about for a chair
Selwyn brought It I was commis
sioned to say that Nina couldnt wait
dowagers and cakes and all that you
aaor Wont you tit down Its retfcarI
a >
o It
1 CD Ii
would not send vou a dally letter
However her devotion may not be
rong enough to stand the test of a
ong engagement As you are so young
and earn such a small salary I advise
vou not to think of any girls seriously
for a few years
messy and the cat is the guest of hon
or i
orWe have three gueits of honor
said Drma you Eileen and Kit KL
Uncle Philip mother has forbidden me I
to speak of it so I shall tell her and
be punished but wouldnt It be splendid I
If Aunt Allxe were only here with
Selwyn turned sharply every atom of I
color gone and the child smiled up
at him Wouldnt 117 she pleaded
Yes he said so quietly that some
thing silenced the child And Eileen
giving ostentatious and undivided atten
tion to the dogs WM now enveloped by
snooping eager muzzles and frantically
wagging tails
My lap Is full of paw I she ex
claimed take them away Katie And
ohlmy gown my gown Billy stop
waving your tumbler around my face I
If you spill that milk on me I shall
ask your Uncle Philip to put you In
the guardhouse
Youre going to bolo us arent you
Uncle Philip Inquired Billy Its
my turn to be killed you remember
I have an Idea said Selwyn that I
Miss Erroll Is going to play for you
to sing I
They liked that The Infant Oerards
were musically Inclined and nothing I
pleased them better than to lift their
voices In unison Besides It always
distressed KltKl and they never tired
laughing to see the unhappy cat re
treat before the first minor chord struck
on the piano More than thst the dogs
always protested noses pointed heaven
ward It meant noise which was al
ways welcome In any form
Will you play bliss Errolir In
quliad aohtyA
She Wants to Win Him
Dear Betty
AM a young girl and am deeply In
I low with a boy of my own age I
have received many postals from
him but I do not think he loves me
Kindly tell me how to win his affec
The tone of your letter leads me to
believe that you are too young to ho
deeply In love with any one Be friends
with the boy and do not let him see you
wish for his
admiration or your eager
ness may cause him to withdraw his
31 LoPes 18
Dear Betty
T AM eighteen and am In love with a
I man of thirtyone Is he too old
for me7 He often speaks of mar
rying me lie Is well fixed financially
I love him dearly and have known
him for six years Do you advise me I
to finish my course In collegeI have
another yearor to marry him now
A man of thirtyone Is not too old
for a girl of eighteen However I ad
vise you to finish your course at col
lege before marrying as nt present you
are very young for matrimony
Miss Erroll would play
Why do you always call her Miss
Erroll asked Billy Why dont you
say Eileen 7
Selwyn laughed I dont know Billy
ask her perhaps she knows
Eileen laughed too delicately embar
rassed and aware of his teasing smile
I But Drlna always Impressed by for
mality laid Uucle Philip Isnt Ell
I eons uncle People who are not rela
tions say Miss and Mrs
Are aver and muvver relations
asked Josephine timidly
YesnoI dont know admitted
Drina are they Eileen
Why yesthat Isthat Is to say
And turning to Bolwyn What drwid
I fill questions Are they relations Capt
Selwyn Of course they arel
I They were not before they were
married hs said laughing
If you married Eileen began Billy
youd call her Eileen I suppose
Certainly sold Selwyn
Why dont you 7
That Is another thing you must ask
her my son
Well then Eileen
But Miss Erroll was already seated
st the nursery piano and his demands
were drowned In a decisive chord which
brought the children clustering around
her while their nurses ran among them
untying bibs and scrubbing faces and
fingers In fresh water
They sang like seraphs grouped
around the pUno fingers linked behind
their backs First it was The Vicar
of Bray Thenand the cat fled at
the firs ohordLochloven Castle
Put off put off
Ani row withsRed
vatfiOMil a l tui slid the befit otud
The TwoMi ute PullA it 1
Secular Sermonettes for Busy People
I i
By JI K Le Baron
0 those of tti who envy and covet It should be a comfort that poverty
la no handicap and that genius Is not within the purchasing power 1
rUI of the most opulent
The development of genius however depends upon the coopera
tion of ambition Great aims find expression In action The candle 4
does not illumine until U U lighted Latent talent wastes Itself untU it Is stimu i
lated by energy
The belief exists that we are all In a greater or less dgree geniuses Not j
necosearlly MllUns or AauIIEIIIS Angelo or Edison but we all possess scale J
talent that ti worth cultivating same potentiality for bettering the world J
What more pathetlo epitaph could a man have than that hli death was no i
loss which li equivalent to Hiring that hla life was no benefit to mankind
Every man hu In his makaup tho germ of genius It may be small to the
verge of the Infinitesimal and stagnant rum long neglect but It li every mans
duty to issue a search warrant for that germ find It foster it develop It It It
has lain dormant for are It may at first be only susceptible of being amplified
Into a talent Talent li an abridged edition of genius
It la a nearby duty for every man to search himself for the talent that U in
him and to be as much of a genius aa possible j
The microscope cannot find the animalcule which la leas perfect for tofaf
little says Emerson 1
The genius which we may discover may possibly eeem too small to be worth
cultivating but by encouragement It will grow It may not bring UI wealth
or fame In our day but It may bring both to our posterity and that It iwortk
An we are enjoying blessings left us by our forebears so It U our duty to
leave something for posterity Then when our summons comes we will at lout
deserve a respectable epitaph
Today the world Is more jlllt and generous than It was even a century
ago On all sides we lee geniuses enjoying to the fullest the fruits of their ef
torts When men discover great truths In this ago they are not burned at the stales
You could not Imagine a Galileo meeting Galileos fate today
In the evolution of the world we have reached a higher plane we are mor
receptive The people are prepared to expect great Innovations and to accept
great Inventions There Is less hostility to prepress than In the centuries part
when every advance was misinterpreted and every soldier of truth wa com
pelled to battle with the legions of superstition
Bruno for honest opinions and for tho defense of truth was tortured and
burned at the stake In the seventeenth century Darwin was hailed with high
honors In the nineteenth century Paine wits reviled and vilified In WXk
Be oher was canonized In 1900 Southey today would not be ostracized at Ox
ford should he ridicule the Idea of a personal devil A real horned devil U not
as essential to our creeds as It wan In 1703
In this ago genius has a fair chance
The Cure for Nerves That Fails
By Lilian Bell 1i
xc SO people whose
nerves are
r shattered by the
J roar of city noises
Ys are ordered to the
country for a rest
1 and quiet
i They drive to a
r I cool white house
a t with green blinds
i l > era > along n dirt road
ib ir f1Ji Instead of our
j vt e IIW noisy asphalt and
tv lIJ1 IS In the slanting
3r rty of tho sot i
iJJf ting sun the quiet I
and pence of It all
seem almost too gord to bo true
They alt for a whllo on the front
porch under the shady vines and watch
the chipmunks and red squirrels race
up and down the tree trunks The drone
of bees Is In the air A few sleepy
ohlrps come from the nesting birds and
before they know It they are so sleep
they go to bed
But do they sleep
Perhaps for an hour Thenwhat Is
that 1
Locusts 7 Dont tell me that any In
sects can make such on infernal noise
with their legs or wings It sounds like
Fourth of July
Katydids Will that frightful discus
sion and tiresome contradiction ever
end T You try not to listen but you
find yourself agitated over those who say
she didnt and Irritated by those who
Insist that she did
Tree toads certainly never rrake that
curious noise which sounds like the
quacking of distant ducks
Bullfrogs you know You have met
them before nut what Is that gnaw
ing In the wall at the head of your
bed and the rolling of the marbles
across the attic floor It doesnt sound
like rats but you are surprised the
next day to learn that It was squirrels
It sounded like beavers at east
These noises lust until 3 Then the
MIq Erroll sang toot her voice lead
ing a charmingly tZralned but chHdllke
voice of no pretensions as fresh and
unspoiled as the girl herself
Ther was an Interval afar Castles
In the Air Eileen sat with her mar
vellously white hands resting on the
keys awaiting further suggestion
Ing that funny song Uncle Philip
pleaded Billy you knowthe one
She hit him with a Mull
whlta made ni breach tingle
Because he olnohed Wi little baby brother
AM hi ran down the lw
With his MTIH full of tain
Oh a boys but frleM li hli mother
Billy gasped Miss Erroll
Selwyn mortlflwi said severely
That Is a very dreadful song
But you taught It to ma
Ellen swung around on the piano
stool but Selwyn had seized Billy and
was promising to bolo him ai soon as
he winded
And Eileen surveying the scene from
her perch thought that Selwyns years
seemed to depend entirely upon his oc
cupation for he looked very boyish
down there on his knees among the
children and she had not yet forgot
ten the sunken pallor of Ms features
In the parkno nor her own question
to him still unanswered For she had
naked him who that woman was who
had been so direct In her smiling salute
And he had not yet replied probably
never would for she did not expect to
ask him again
Meanwhile the bolomen were rushing
the outposts to the outposts Intense
Bang bengl repeated Winthrop I
hit you Uacl Philip You aro dud
little birdies begin to waken and they
hold your attention until 4 when satis
fied with their share In keeping you
awake they shut up and go on about
their business
The roosters are beginning anyway
and roosters always chat along about
sunrise with three friends on the farm
lust three miles beyond
The hens dont begin to lie about h
what Ihpv expect to do next spring
f 7
cl I
1ll r IIf ± t L
It Was Squirrels
when times are better until the cow
have been milked But they get rlgnt
under your window to do It
If any wagons pass In the night the
occupants wait until they are passtkg
the house to loin In one mighty lajgh
or the merry shouts of a hay ride bring
von out it your doze
The rags Rive false alarms If any
thing else gives out and soon after
livllMit the morning chores give the
farm hands an opportunity to tell those
HO ire furthest from them whit they
think of things In general
S It Is very restful In the country
for the nervous whose system have
been wrecked by city noises end It
Rives them quite a change to go there
you knowl
Yes but here comes another Fire
shouted Billy Save the flag Hur
rah Pound on the piano Eileen end
pretend Its cannon
Chord after chord reverberated through
the big sunny room punctuated by all
tie cavalry music she had picked up
from West Point and her friends In
the squadron
We cant set em uo
we cant get em uol
We cant ret em UD t II
In the morning
she sang calmly watching the progress
of the battle until Selwyn disengaged i
himself from the melee and sank ril
breathlessly Into a chair
All over he said declining further
combat Play The StarSpangled
Banner Miss Erroll
Bqoral crashed the chord for tho
sunset gun then she played the in
them Selwyn rosa and the chlldftir
stood up at salute e
The party was over
Selwyn and Miss Erroll strolling to
gether out of the nursery and down the f
stain fell unconsciously Into the ami
able exchange of badinage again also
taunting him with his undignified bo
havlor he retorting In kind
Anyway that was a perfectly dread
ful verse you taught Billy she con
cluded 4
Not oj dreadful as the chorus he
remarked wincing
Youre exactly like A bad small boy
Capt Selwyn you look like one now
so sheepish Ive seen Oerald attempt v
to avoid admonition In exactly that
To De Oonttoutd
r J
J n04 i L ry

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