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The Evening World Daily Magazine Tuesday September 29 19O8
IS 1 he Offenders
Genuinely Human
but StructurallY Weak
if I rHBRB li a treit deal to be said for The Offenders a protest against
THERE labor that was heard at the Hudson Theatre last night In trying
to make a play of a principle Elmer Blaney Harris has done very well
t4r a berlnner and If thli sounds patronizing may the recording angel of the
fuveaDe court forgive sympathetic spirit
Whether Mr Robert Edeson with all his truthfulness of acting and sincerity
of purpose will be able to carry the work of the new author to success li
more perhaps than any poor recording devil would care to write while Kill
damp with the rain that brought a heavy run on the visible supply of taxicabs
If not with the tears of an audience over a really affecting ending
The Offenders proved genuinely human but structurally weak For two
I oil the play followed an Idea and then alas I lomethlng besides the rain
began to fall Melodrama came down
h rd and almost drowned the struggling
Idea But an author with an Idea n
these days of Impoverished drama de
serves a helping hand It must be nil
milted that Mr Harris has given us a
piny with a Wg Idea and ft big heitt
The trouble with his work Is that It
showi more sympathy than skill
For two acts the play commanded he
1 atentlon of last nights audience with
more or less Interesting talk on the
siMect of child labor the right of a
woman to do her own work In he
w rld and the usual hit at corporate
greed and political dishonesty What
with bright lines some perhaps too
manifestly clevera few really hu
man characters humanly acted and a I
straightforward appeal to pity and Ju
t < > It almost teamed as though the Im
probability of the story might pass I
That a woman Imbued with the iplrtt i
of altruism engaged In settlement and j
prlf on reform work and known as the i
Madonna of the pen by the prisoners I
could be the wife of a political grafter j
and not discover In a year and a half
that her husband li no better than his
Undo seems like stretching probability
too far Yet It li true no doubt that
Robert Edeson as Kilt King Kath even In the txst of families a wife miy
erlne Grey as Helen not know now her other halt IIvu I
You were willing to let this pass while
you waited to see what the author was going to do with his Idea The plot
darkened when a prisonmarked figure skulked through the window of Boss
Streets home and put a Japanese servant to sleepwlth a blow on the head At
the sound of other footsteps the Intruder pushed his way through hangings Into
I another room The Madonna of thc pen returned to get her pocketbook The
plight of the servant puzzled her until she made her way through the curtains
Tien her cry brought the shock of discovery to your ears She stumbled out
itrugjllng with the housebreaker The author gave her the pistol and she held
Kllf King at bay as they say In the thrillers She knew him as a convict
who had been released from prison that day and she offered him money and
Jianded him back his pistol Then the Judge who had sentenced him waked
In and between thejn they gave the fellow some good advice and his freedom
After that the flsht for the child labor bill went on with the reformed burglar
on Helens fide and a alnst her husband who was In the pay of the mill owner
When Kilt King surprised the boss In the act of kissing the mill owners wife
he had a club to fight with If the flht had been carried on In the Juvenile
court It might have won the night But the scene shifted to a questionable
restaurant with the mill owner and his silly wife together with the boss
drinking champagne while the reformed burglar In a Tuxedo watched them
from an adjoining roo through a hole In the door Ha had brought with him
a factory girl who was only fourteen so that he might get the goods on the
proprietor of the place I
All went merrily until the keeper of the restaurant slipped 2000 to the boss
with his change As soon as San Francisco hjstory had thus repeated Itself
< he reformed convict broke down the door and accused the boss of taking a
bribe The grafters wife arrived at this Interesting point took In the situation
and announced that she ould leave her husband The grafter thereupon threat I
ened to send King hick to prison for reakn Into his house unless his wife
creed to remain with him She would not sacrifice King so announced that she
would do what her husband asked and give up her work But King urged her to
keep up the fiht and taking matters Into his own hands surrendered himself
The lurid light of melodrama cheapened this scene but In the daylight of
the last act you saw the yard of the good Judge filled with his Juvenile charges
nnd witnessed one of the tragedies of childhood In the fate of a little chap who
waB sent marching brnxely off to a reformatory where he would be beyond the i
temptation of the whiskey he had been buying for his mother This little hero
was heroically acted by Master Uobert Tansy
Thats tho stuffthat stunt of the Judgesget em while there time Kilt
Kin hid said and he was out of prison again to see the boys get the right sort I
r of start But this time the prison had been too much for him He smoked a
I cigarette with almo his last breath and thrn made his will leaving all the i
I meadows to little boyi and all the doll to little girls I
The curtain went down on the most appealing acting Mr Edeson has ever
done He was the convict from his first slouch to his last gasp Miss Katherlne
Grey played the friend of the underdog with fine enthusiasm and earnest feeling
John Flood In spite of early norvousneis acted the boss very well and Miss
J Beatrice Prcntlss again proved her cleverness In the part of a wayward slangy
factory girl who like others In the play talked too much The play was
almost talked to pieces and had very little to hold It together
or what to do
I She was sitting baok in the1 limousine I
very limp and flushed and he quiver of
I her under lip and tlit slightest dmness
of her averted brown eyes distressed
him dreadfully
I Dear Mrs Ruthven he blurted out
with clumsy sympathy you mustnt
think such things bbccause theyre all
I rot you sec nnd If any fellow ever
said tnoe things to me Id Jolly I
Do you mean to say youve never
heard us criticised 7
Iwelleverybody Iscrltlclsed of
Hut not as we are Do you read the
papers Well then do you understand
how a woman must feel to have her
husband continually made the butt of
foolish absurd untrue storlesas
though he were a performing poodle I
Im sick of that too for another
thing Week after week month by
month unpleasant things have been ac
cumulating and there getting too
heavy Oerald too crushing for my
shoulders Men call me restless
What wonder Women link my name I
with any man who Is kklnd to me li
there no excuse then for what they call
my restlessness 1 What woman
would not be restless whose private it
fairs are the gossip of everybody Was
It not onnugh that I endured terrific I
publlHty whenwhcn trouble overtook
me two years ao I suppose
Im a fool to talk like thlv but a girl
mint do It some time or burt anll
to whom nm I 10 s There was
only one Iron and I rint talk lo
tluii f nf thnt person know Inn
nvirji about me anyway which Is not
1001 for a woman Gerald nnt good for
a 04 wonua l BUM A ntvy
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I to see
you an
nounced the Wid
ow sitting down
beside the Bache
lor on the couch
in the dimmest
corner of the Wal
dorf Turkish
room about
something very
Anything Is Im
portant returned
the Bachelor gal
lanty as he removed his gloves and
lighted a cigarette which can make
you want to see me
How nicely you say that remarked
the Widow glancing up under her hat
brim admiringly I wonder where men
learn how
How to what Inquired the Bache
lor leaning back to get a better view
of the Widows profile
Tolie so pleasantly and and harm
lessly Thats what I wanted to see you
about You see theres a man who
well whos beginning to get foolish
mean serious and
Its the same thing put In the
Bachelor soothingly
And continued the Widow I
wanted to know whether to tell him the
truthor how to avoid telling It or
The Bathelor shuddered
Think of the horrible things we
would have to say to one another he
exclaimed if we always Insisted on
being truthful I would have to tell
you for Instance that I know your
hair doesnt curl naturally and that
li worth hla salt
And he said so in his own naive fash 1
Ion and the more eloquent he grew the
more excited he grew and the deeper
and blacker appeared her wronsi to
At first she humor him and rather
enjoyed his fresh eager sympathy af
ter a little his Increasing ardor Inclin
ed her to laugh but It was very splen
did and chivalrous and genuine ardor I
and the Inclination to laugh died out
for emotion Is contagious and his hunl
estnesss not only flattered her legiti
mately hut stirred the slackened ten
sion of her heortstrin i until tighten
ing again they respondxl very faintly
I had no Idea that you were lone
ly ho declared
Sometimes I am a little Gerald
She oUGht to have known Potter Per
haps she did
Well he begsji couldnt I come
No Gerald
I mean Just to see you sometlmee
and have another of thone Jolly
Do you call this a Jolly Wlkrwlth
deep reproach
Why notexactly but Im awfully
Interested Mrs Ruthven and we un
derstand each other so well
I dont understand you sh was
Imprudent enough to say
This IM dellghful Certainly he nvmt
I be a parcularl > sail and subtle dixt If
this clivrr but misunderstood young
1 matron found him what In romance Is
I known a an enUnis
Sr > he prnlrMel nlh smiling humility
that hI I n quite trannpnren h in
sliled 01 ImiMinc hint and Contrived
I tn look disturbed In her mind conctrn
09 the protMl e dtiknu ot hAt put
W < i i roME
The Widow By Helen Rowland CHATS Jj6e Gcntje Art ot LinRt
SaSi < j < j 1O
You look just like Lillian Russell
youve got too much powder on your
nose and
Mr Travers broke In the Widow
Indignantly rubbing her nose We
I dont tell the truth toto mere casual
acquaintances do we
The Bachelor winced
No he sighed we wait until they
have become doar friends or fiances or
our husbands or wives and we have
got them at our mercy and then we
I rub It In The saddest thing about
1 married life Is the opportunity It gives
two otherwise agreeable people for tell
I ing each other the disagreeable truth
The moment a man and woman hall
reached that stage of Intimacy whan
they feel It necessary to comment ot
each others collars and correct one an
others grammar and turn a mlcroscopi
on one another fallings the garni
li up
Hut protested the Widow reproach
fully dont you believe In perfor
frankness between hul > ind and wife
and honest confessions and
Confessions Interrupted lie Bache
lor dryly are like champagne ex
nllaratlnK for the moment but apt t >
leave you with a bad taste In thi
mouth and when perfect frankness
comes In it the door love and all It
10 dear to any young man who has
had none
As for Allxe she also was mildly
Haltered trifle disdainfully perhaps I
but still genuinely pleased at the lion
uty of this crude devotion She was
touched too and besides she trusted
him for he was clearly as transparent
as the spring air Also most women
lugged a boy about with them she hail i
hal several but none as nlc as Ger
ald To tie him up and tack Ills license
on was therefore natural for her and
If the hesitated to conclude his sub
jection In short order It was thnt far I
In a corner of her restltss soul tiwre
hid an everlatent fear of Pel yn of I
his opinions concerning her fitness to I
act as mentor to the boy of whom ho I
was fond and whoso devotion to him I
waj unquestioned I
Yet now In spite of thatpenaps
even partly because of It she decided
I on the summary taming of Gerald so
she let her hand fall by accident close
to his on the cushioned seat to see
what hed do about It
It took him some time to make up
his mind but when he did he held It
in gingerly so re ptfully that she
was obliged to look out of the window
Clearly he was quite the safest nd
nicest of all the unfledged she hail ever
Please dont she said sadly
And by that token sho took him for
her own
I She was very llgiithonrtfil that eve
ning when slic dopped him at the
Stuyvrsnnt Club and whizzed away to
I her own house for he hnl promlsM
not to plav A an on her Irm jcs an I
he rt1 prrtm > l to e n re tt him
and lay him aixmt whin she wn shy
of an iwcort S1A also repeated that
lit wu truly aa enigma ind UA l
1 1 tA
00iX f
Illusions fly out of the window
Tlia Widow pursed up licr lIpS
Nevertheless bite utoneJ ob
etlnately two people who are begin
ning life together ought to know Just
where they stand
They wouldnt stand at all If thoy
did rejoined the Bachelor with n
short Inugli Theyd run away nine
times out of ten A man may know
that ho Is not the combination of Solo
mon and the Apollo Belvedere that Ills
wife professes to think lie Is und a
woman may know that she Is not the
de Hue edition of Venus that her hus
band fancied he wns marrying but If
she never reminds him of the fact and
he can keep up the gentle art of
Thats Just what I thought cried
the Widow dramatically All men
think that women have got to be lied
We dont think It retorted the
Bachelor We lnnw It Anybody pre
fers taffy to medicine and a woman
above all likes tlm man who feeds her
mondacnus lollipops
Thank you said the Widow ris
ing with a cool nwtot smile for bo
Ing so perfectly frank and nice about
lelllns tie truth
i I never did ueh a thin < In my life I
declared the Bachelor
About my Imperfections continued
the Widow and mv unnaturally curly
i hair and mv weakness for taffy and
anH the Widow ulcd
TT on exclnlme1 the Bachelor on
thuilastloally Vou look lust like Ml
llan Russell In a temper ana a plcturo
II nat
natThe Wldowi frown relaxed and a
dimple broke through
You renllv might Ln have gone on
the stage declared trte Bachelor ml
mlrlnglv With that tUure and those
on come on broke In the Mdow
l Nhrugulnir her shoulders lets have a
cup of tea
I know snld the Itaoiielor as i
rose and picked uu his gloves tia
we are quarrelling but I like qunr >
1 llns sometimes
And I know retortl the Wlrtmv
that you aro lyingtnit I like lies
I fometlmes
she was beginning to be a ilttl afraid
of him which WM an economical way
of making him very proud and happy
I Doing his first case of beauty in dis
tress and his first harmless loveaf
flr with a married woman he looked
about him as he entered the club and
felt truly that he had already outgrown
the young and callow Innocents who
haunted It
On her way home Allxe smilingly re
viewed the episode until doubt of Sel
wyns approval crept In ajraln and ier
urnused smile had faded when she
reached her home
The house of Huthven was a small
but tiltrvmoilern limestone affair be
tween Martlson and Fifth a pocket
edition of the larger mansions of their
friends but with less excuse for ttu
overoabooration since the dimensions
were only twenty by a hundred As
a matter of fact Its narrow ornate
facade presented not a single quiet
space the eyes might rest on after a
tiring attempt to follow and codify the
arabesqum foliations and Intricate
vermlcuVatlons of what some disre
spectfully dubbed as nearal ance
i However Into this limestone bonbn
I box tripped Mrs Ruthvon mmint l tn
miniature stair with a whir of hir
scentM skirt < peeped Into tin draw
ingroom hut continued mounting until
he whlppod Into her own apartments
separated from those of iVr Ion1 an <
mister by a vkfil door
I That l the dnor had been lockI
1 for A line Ions time but presents
i to her Intent urprl i and annoyance
h nlonlv opened and little man ap
ornred hn llrrT0 feet
I t wns n ml mm am pimp mil
I rtrst Blnnoe hl < are ippouivl v v
i Ijh nd roinl and Tiite irulr if
I hair or of any boe of It
I < I tiI32r2e Advice to Raw Youths J
I j By Hiram Hall 1
A girl loves wellcreased trousers arid IB
her mother watches them
Remember that the more radiant the
locks a re the cooler ihould be the head
There U safety In numbers but that
arfpllM to your bankbook as well
B an eocentrto and let her tulmlro
you Then youre safe either way
Better homespun tilts than breaches
of ml
A breach of extraordinary promlio
often results In alimony
A tlnt Jdrut refusal li iometlm
vronn than a peremptory rejection
Never Judxe a girl br the irar MI J
klues brother or nJya bean porridge
hot with daddy
Onhr polld children and afflnltlM
fall In lovs at first sight Bvsry hapisr
culmination is attributed to MOiIo4
Hints for the Home J
I To Clean Babys Bottle
tissue paper In baby bottle with
i PUT and shake thoroughly It
will remove all particles and can
be shaken out of bottle with ease Illnie
with saleratui and water and bottle
will be perfectly sw et and clean
French Rolls
Nit quart of light dough three
I ONE cup iugar onefourth cup
I of lard one egg work in Hour to
stiffen but not as itlff as bread When
lifht roll out Cut with round cutter
spread butter on onehalf turn th
other half over let rise uraln gd b9
in quick oven
Skirt from Old Underwear
PRETTY and comfortable petti
A coat can be made out of two pain 1
of discarded long wool drawn
ladies die by cutting them off at the
kneel open the earns and un the
ankle for the top Featherstitch the 4
four seams and finish the hem with a
I protty crocheted edge of wool It will
look like a gored skirt at nicely and bo
warm and strong1
May Wantons Daily Fashions J
lMPLE dresses arc
SIMPLE the best
for the little
girls and this onf
with Its straight gath
ered skirt is really
charming and childish
In effect while It taket
graceful and becoming
lines In the illustration
tion It is made of a
pretty wash fabric
trimmed with em
broidery but ltls just
na well adapted to
cnulimoiu nnd nlba
tiuss tn clmllles and
niaterliiTji of Tie sort
I as It j to lawns and
bues It can be
Hindu either lined or
uieu and with low
or nsi neck and
with short or lonj
Meee CD that It bi 7
comes adapted to all i8
eiiuns 31 well as to
nil miitmlals J
The ijiiantlty of ms
Urlil required for the
medium size HO years
is I 7S yards 51 S IS
yauls J or 2 IM
yards 41 Incie wide
with 4 yard of band
ln < and 3 yaiflu of
Intirin no tI 7 Is
olt In flzoi for Ht
i S in and U yri of
Girls Dress Pattern No 6087 age
Uw Call or send by mall to THE KVENINO WOULD MAY I
to TON FASHION BUREAU No 132 Hut Twentythird strMt N w
llbuln York Send 10 cenli ID coin or stamps for each pattern ordeied
Thr IMPOItTANT Write your name and addrnf pl > Uily jail Al
Iuftrrn ways i > ecly site wanted I
W f t + WW > 1 > < NoN > q4 + M > 4M 1 < P11 + o < M W 1 MqMt 1jo 1
fi Reeation ° f Tl If Vy NI I IV I X PT I T By Robert W ChamLers I t
J AT ew yorK Society THE YOUNGER SET Autlior of Ifjghting Ihc IificA Chnnce Line tna 11 Z 1 1
C IItll101 by Robert W Ctamturt
Capt Philip B lwjro of an old Nlw York I
famUr DM rulun from the arm bul8
lik wUe AllM dlvoroed him to marry Jack
Huthv a cotillon leidtr Rtturalnj to I
frequently meeU the
New York Belwrn
Tluthveni Allw itlH lecrelly lovei him
OtrsM Erroll to
Ruthv Is youoit
Itmbll at hli houie S lwyn bo Allxe to
preveot thU for th ke of OeraJdi Ihter
Zlleeo ElIMn li tin ward of SeUyns
brothwlDlaw Auttln Gerard Selwyn wor
deal Deposed by
rll over a dOMbtful land PlOPo
hU builn n partner KOMi to tho
01 hit Illter Nina Gerard hero he
I and L ln hIt chum known as lloolsI
with ml n and the rani children
I dIo I thtl elenltll Allxe call u elYII
I Latif
and It > mlY cene enlue
rool1l ho at Selwyn rt < 1uol Irte
Imaott ipeikt
r8mbllnl Jie
tbo lad to Itp
or Ruhvea cardplayin methods
Mm sbe hud always been what a
I TO pretty yt > unB matron uiually Is to
4 wellbred hut harebrained youth
just untethered Their acquaintance had
r en t > r him a combination of charm
nf experiences diluted with fcratltudn
fa hu Interest and a harmless to u peon
of ntlm nUllty In hr particular
C44 tiowever there was a llttlo some
Ihlnfc more a hint of the forbidden
i trytibled enjoyment becaOia he knew
I IOU rae that Mrs Kuthven was on
> footing fU all with the Oemrds So
In her friendship he savored ft piquan
cy not at all lIolltpul to a vrry
young mans paUtn
Hirt now hr linl never never sfn npr
like thlt nor any woman for that mat
44 u lIMIt u 1 o
l n n p
good woman the kind peoples nUtara
can still talk to you know
For Im nothing more Interesting than
a divorcee Gerald nothing more dan
gerous than an unhappy little fool
I I wsh I were But Im
still at the wheel I A man I
know calls It hard steering but assures
me that theres anchorage ahead
Hes a splendid fellow Gerald
you ought to know him wellsome
day hes Just a cleancut human
blundering erring unreasonable lov
able man whom any woman who Is not
a fool herself could manage
Borne day I should like to have you
know hlmlntlmately Hes good for
people ot your sort Peace to hlmlf
theres any In the world Turn
your back Im snivelling
A moment afterward she had calmed
completely and now she stole a curi
ous side glance at the boy and blushed
a little when he looked back at her
earnestly Then he rniled and quietly
withdrew the hand he had been hold
Ing so tightly In both of his
Ho there we are my poor friend
she concluded with a shrug the old
penny shocker you know Alone In i
preat city1 Ive dropped my handker
I want you to believe me your
friend said Gerald In the low rev >
lute voice of unintentional melodrama
Why thank you are you so sure
you want that Gerald
Yes at long as I live he declared
f nffOIl emotion In th ascendant A
pr ttv woman up M him verv taoll >
even under normal circumstances llu
I b auty In tllitrem kmxked him flat
as U 4au tv ry wtMluomi bay who
not loiter
DO at the sill
Its com
promising If you
cannot tear your
self away you will
be called a tick
On your knees
Is no fit talk for a
lentleman to hear
Tell her youre a
big boy now
Making funny
faces It a nice charitable nay of giving
a Klrl a giggle but make sure you can
afford the sacrifice
Borne lacrlficei can be afforded In af
faln of the heart Id exception Page
1 of the notes
A youthful face li often an asset and
after experience ascetla
Dont be flattered little one the mid
dlbaged kind are not half so discrim
Hut Uti IP Laine Into the electric Ii gIlt
thfihardneas of his features was appi1
lie ne was no boy a strange Idea Itmt
he had never been assailed some peoplo
His face was puffy and pallid and faint
I blue shadows hinted of closest < uivln <
and the line from the wins of the nos1
trlls to the nerveless corners of hlj thin
hard mouth had been deeply bitten by
Iht II id of unrest
I For the remainder he wore pale rose I
pajamas under n sllkandsllver kimono
an obi pierced with a jewelled scarf pin
and he wis smoking a cigarette as thin
aj a straw
Well said his young wife In aston I
I ished displeasure Instinctively tucking j
her feet from which her maid had Just
rcrroved the shoes under her own
chember robe
I Send her out for a moment he said
with a nod of his head toward the maid
HIM voice was agreeable and tulla trifle
precise and overcultlvated perhaps
i the maid retired AlUe sat up on
the lounge drawing her skirts down
over her small stockinged feet
What on earth li the matter she I
The matter Is he said that Gerald
hit just telephoned m from the Stuy
vemnt that he Isnt coming
No It isnt sell This Is om of
yoiit meddling
What If It Is s re ted but her
I breith was romln r iiuirker
Ill tell you you can get up and ring
I him up and tell him you expect him to i
nlirht i
< or > pid eylnt Mm all I
the while
1 11nl do U Jack What do you
w jt bon fort U vt play with the j
u W
yyvvvv V y w
people who play hero he uocfiit know J
the rxllments of piny Hes only a J
boy his money Is so tied up that he T
has to borrow If he loses very much if
Theres no sport In pljylng with a boy
like that
So youve said before I believe but
Im better qualified to Jtide than you i
are Are you going to cnll him up
No I am not b
He turned paler Hot up and iro to
that telephone
You little whippet she siUd slowly
I was once a soldiers wlfr the only
decent thlnn I ever have been Tills
bullying ends nowhere at this Instant
If joule any dirty work to do do It
yourself Ive done my share and Ive
He was astonished that was plain
enogh But It was the midden over
whelming access of fury that weakened r
him and made him turn hand out
stretched blindly seeking for a chair
Rage even real anger were emotions
he seldom had to reckon with for ha
was a very tired and bored and burned r
out gentleman and vivid emotion was
not good for his arteries the doctors
told him
tie found his choir Hand a momeit
with Ms back toward his witI then
very slowly let himself down Into thu
chair and sat facing her There wai
moisture on hli soft pallid skin
nervous twitching of the under Up he I
passed one heavily ringed hand acrot
hi closely rhaven Jaw still staring at <
I want to tell you something he J
Mid Youve not to top your inif
fernnn with my affair and stop U <
now I Jj Jf
To Bct1mIJ4
il in 1 t 1

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