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SIR JOHNSTON FORBES-ROBERTSON AS HAMLET
ACT lll. SCENE II. PLAY MAY CAUSE CHANGE IN LAWS Ceatlaued from aerond page. e'l room ln great excitement, with the iiformition that hla wife is in a very prteirious condition. He is ta doubt thera u> go. when Ju.-tine'a 'You must" decides him in the path of duty and he ru quiekly to his wife's room. a? the tvuia falls. Art 111 i_ at the offlce of Chrlstian Lacuyar, now Prnstcutlng Attorney for rraact After a scene with Laparge. M ?_ch Leicuyer admlts that he Ib inlfler ably nnhappy, they diacuaB the recent ?MR of the pawnbroker holdmayer. Leicuyer can see no excuse-Laparge _4i a thouaand mottves. They are ln iwnpted by Donadleu, at the announce mat af wbeae coming Laparge leaves. 8EARCH FOR A CHILD. -Bcuyer tells of a frultless eearch that ?? made for Perrinette after she had ?ntttn him of the blrth of hla boy. and low hii rttnorse is making life a llving tal to him. The entrance of the Jolly Htiotea of the llrst aet, now the happy k_dame Donadleu, lends a bright tone to t~ Itmoiphere. She mentlons easualiy u_t the murderer of Soldmayer has been beal Merou. the clerk. informs hlm '-at th* bime of the murderer Ib Chrii -?? Forgeat. th? curtaln is down lor a moment to taete the paasing of twenty-four houic. W. up un the same scene. Gaumont. ^aief ot Police. is trying to convlnce -ueuytr of the necessity of exceptlonal ?"rerity in dealtns wlth Korgeat. Lee -Vtr, eornered by his own policy, can do ***-ni but promlse acqulescence. Tne ?ttance ot Donadleu gives hlm an op kmmity to aeek sola-- To hlm he con taaw hla dealre to do nomethlng to help ?* tay; he tells of havlng gone to the *boa th< nlaht before to aee hla own ta ln the murderer's celL Beelng, for taflmttme, the connectlon between hla ?llure to provide for the boy and the tatr'a mlierable llfe. Leacuyer admlta tat h? himaelf la the gullty man. *ta fourth aet ls ln the courtroom, at jhtrlalof Chrlatlan Forgeat for the mur ? ot Soldmayer. The evidence ln the tat ti eauiiy fiXe<i Korgeat. wlth great "?altaiy but tremendouB effect, de *?*? his Hfe, his mother. the years in ta reform sehool, the harahness of Ua ??ho4,? He reiates how always he has j^-tat hla own life did not chlme wlth **taaee tn general, and that when Sold taRr taunted hlm about his dead moth **? hla own bastardy, the Insult mad *?? blm to auch an exteitt tbat he ^ta*itneases for both sides give their JT*00*' Louise, the former mald of Les |^l^though not Bummoned, asks for J2*'on t0 testlfy, She reiates her story, 2*hanaforms ltself into an Intensely ?? *M?*al for the boy. Her own 0*T ^e wa" vcry -hort Her husband -ai!_iV'ng her W,th a baby' Through *Jr~tn^ she found herself ln debt jT?** Realliing the imposslblllty a J^"* XID th-t aum, she deterrnlned ^"-*hM other,, had done. The firat __ __? m**ts on the street is the boy, ta ?brh* t0 h*r *partrr,ent wltn ber, but l?to 0f h*r h^>y in Its rrlb shames ta ___rw__.UaU?n ?f wliat B"e i8 dolnK ^J*r?* how the boy, divlning her h___ nr- thru-t aome money into j^taad and d.parted. r-t u!!f'Ch '" not w,thout its effe.t. "taiw ,_?ny h*v,n? b*"' ?lv,?. ?? ?? *R t_7 -,ro???,-itlon. Lescuyer rlses, **?v. _?Urtrooni ??"*????? -anerly for the |J" ngoroua attack. but li.stead the _*? a T "urpr''""J "' "**' trom Laa "?__mP f?r m*r<"y "' ""' prlaoner, * Raiu!^ *how'n? ,h* unnaturalneea of l<ta?ta_a_i ht h** 0CCUD,e4' -"d nnmWy aiA^f"*1 whereln Leacuyer takes upon l*e full reeponalbillty for the murder While the hubbub in the court room rises t" atl uneontrollablfl piich. Lea uycr removea his gown. t. id.-- lt, leya lt on his chair with his cap on top. and leavea the room as the curtain falls. Miss Ruth Helen Davls adapted the drama from the novel. Dr. Willlam J. Robinson, president cf the American So-lety of Medical Sociol ogy, of whlch Dr. Jacobl ls honorary president, was recovermg from an opeia tiona for appendlcltli at his home, No U I Mount Morris Park. but sat Bp ln bfld to ' express hlfl virws. whlcb are mOTfl radi ! cal than those held by some other gtflBfl* | bei-s of tbe Hoclologlcai Fund Commltte Accordlng to Dr. Robinson, "The Oullty Man ' does not go far enough. for where as lt deals vlgorously with the question of illegltlmacy. he would have the publk tonfldaiUfla awakened also to tbe vltal neceaalty for the llmttatlon of undeilrable offsprlng. "J have investigated the aublect." ?*,(1 Dr. Robinson. "and I have devoted yeari to Its atudy, and I have come to tbe posl tlve ..onclualon that excesslve chlldbirth among the poor is one of the greate^t cureefl that affllct humanity. It ls one of the greatest causes of low wages, DOV erty, lgnorance, ldleness, alckness. crime nnd death. "What ii the remedy against this con? dltion.' There la a almple remedy. and that 1? IO teaih the people how to regu late the number of their offsprlng. ro tbat they may have as many chlldren as they Wgat; ln other words. th,' remedy 1b to teach people the proper meana of the llmltation of offspHn?. The teachlng of these means shouid bo confcldered not only as being perfectly legitimate, but It shouid be viewed as the duty of tbe med? ical professlon to Impart thlB lnformatlon to their patlente, "Our preient IflWB regarding tba im partlnK of tbiB i-ort of lnformatlon are in 1 These Bra the only adjeettvee that wlll chara lertae them property. latroduead and draggad thiough by purltanl.al m qnlaltorB, they are a blot on our country and a dlagrace to ,,'ir i atlon "The punl-hinent for sendtng hv mall or H.IB8B any kind of Inforir.atlon on the euh.ie. t ls flve yeara at hard labor pl <. Tha i-.w' la nol a dead latter, hut is applled niercilessly, raVORgefully. "i bave alwava malntalnad that if oam tnem B8RBI ROB'1 convlnce a person, stati. tlrs surely wlll nd. But a:i bltoreBtlBg study haa recently been made by Dr AUce Hamllton, and was read before tbe Amerleaa A.ademy of Medtdne. Btateen hundred fainillea of wage earners wei Inveetlgatod, ar.d the results are contalmd ln the follow Ing table Denths P8T 1 ? f|nr> blrths ln famlllea of four children and less. 11* Famiiies of slt children and mr-re.-?57 ramlllcs of BOVea ehlMrea and more.. .'SO Famiiies of elght eblldraB and more . M Kamlliee of nine children and more ... ."3 "Dr Hamllton fo.md that child mortal itv tatceeaee pcoporllonately ss tlie num? ber Of children per family imreaaes, until we have a death rate ln famiiies of etght Children and over, WhtCh is tw? and om half tlmes B8 great as that ln famllbB Of four children and . nder. ?H > vou see that even from the stand polnt of the race suicide alarmlsi ,\ cesslve , hildhlrth ls not an BRBSltlgatod Meeadng and defeats its own cbject ta ^ large rxte.it But In the meantlm. . lt causes lots of sufferlng. lots of tliti" wast. , lots Of eooi.omlc losa to parenta, and deprivee the aurvlVlag children of the proper chanca "in abortt eaeeaatae ehlldblrtb ir a crtme from every polnt of view: lt is a crlme, flrst and foremost. agulnst the mother; It [ls h crlme against the fHther, though be ? ts himself the lnvoluntary author of the OSRORNE'S INCARCERATION (ontlnued from flrat pa?e. tvranny (these can acarcely be said to ex lst In Engllih ptisonfli. but ln such a re- I constructlon of our methoda of dealing with rrlmlnalB as will be involved In our regardlng them as our fellow human be ings who. through la. k of will power. Of because of special condltion* of tempU tlon, or becaufle of tne formatlon of wrong habits. have goi.e wrong. Ifl other words. the problem Ifl one of deal? ing with itidividuals and not with a dis tinct tvpe or daaa Of persons herded to? gether and dealt with regardless of their pereonal .hara.-terisths and the .ause.s which have made them what they are. These causes what we may call proxl mate flfl-lfl ???* wrongdolng may be said to be weaknaaa of will la the face of a glven temptation and the destructlon. or fmpalrment. of self-respect and of reapec for the aood oplnlon of the ie??flttfk whlch the restralnts upon the evl pro penaitlea o the lndlvldual are weakened. "The abJfletB which we shouid .tt before HrSL bTSr traatraant ot ?-?^"J .bould be tbe st.eiigth.-nlng of tba WOak Will and the building up in h m of BBlt ^ peit an.i r-soect for the opinionsofa Li aVderad floetaty. Obvioualy tbflaa *,2 art mn attalna* but mtbar de. fe^ed und.r ?he artlllcla. syst-.n o ? prtaalon ?..d reg.n.entatlon whbr,.obtato m our prisons as well asinthos-ofo.'! 'U.trils || is not ta. rnnej ... ?y ;a | t,1(. entlre body ot rngumtiona un.br, which our prlaona a.<- administc-d u wl, as eattitu.leof th.-adm.nis.rat.ve, oii"e?? l.rei-t.y ca.clated to de.tr?y such Bilf-re.pect and to Impair such will power a. th. prbumer P~~~ *~ H . w.. ,A,rm of impriBoninent. ln terlna* upon hie term o? amw order to flt men for a responslble llfe of freedom after they are dlscharged from continemerit. men and women ure deprlved of all responsibillty. of oll freedom, ar.d are Bubjected to aenseleaa nnd haraas Ing regulatioiiB and too oftcn to fllthy condlitons and associatloiiB whh h are ln compatible wlth self-reapect. "All of this must be changed and re* plaeed bt condltions which wlll encourHge the growth of the qualitlea which wlll make our prisoners capable of llvlng a decanti Wdl ordered and reeponslble llfe outsidc of the prison walls. To learn how to aet ln freedom man muat be free ?as free. that is to aay, 88 Ib compatible with the reetralnt of the evll dlspoaed person from further harm to society. This. then. is the problem of the prison refonner?SO to reorganlse our prlaon llfe as to afford training. bo far ae thla ls posslhle, for a responable llfe in eoclety. "The crux of the sltuatlon Ib the prob? lem of prison labor. Indeed, bo far as the vast majority of prlaonera ia con cerned, the whole problem may ba atated in the followlng pro|,osltlonB: "First. thnt prison ayBtem Is beat which helps the largest proportlon of convicts to ra eator society as now ton-lituted. "Becond, labor is a fundamental requl slte of any such system. "Third. such labor should he productive. efflcient. and, as far as possible. volun tary. "lourtli, all voluntary labor should be Bdaqnatelj remunerated. "It Is along B8B88 such linea as these that tha BOlutloa of the prebiom ef doaJ* ing with tho crtminsl nuiat be found. Of courBe. the fund-nxntal thing la to pre? vent boys and g?rl? (???' becoming crlm Jnal*. to stop the l? -'-m ?l lu **UJlt crime. lt ls a crlme against the flrat-born children; it l8 a crlme against BOOlOty " Normnu HapgOOd lndlcate* hla poaltlon ln the followlt.g letter to Krederlc H Hohinson "When T.amaged Ooods' was put on. niii- o it of tea i.eople whom I BM t howled about the staKc being no place for auch Buhjeeta, n..w thal reaaoa haa prevaliod, and every body approvee of ?Humared Good..' they go ahi ad and howl lagalael the next new thlng. '.f I ? ?? i when aay Bubjoi t beoaaaea popular. md* lodrama win taka 11 up, and undoubtodly [there ai>' nn the BtBge BOW cert iin melo ! dramas daattBg arlth ml lal problem bl 'a crude wa) Hut 8V881 that. lf an evll ;.it .ii, :.- a rery allghl evll compared t<> the good that ,,ay come from the BOriOUB 1 producttona and alao siiKht comi ired to ' the evll that 000800 from productlona thal BObod] ralaes any howl about lf some aolld atudents wnnt to give h p.l VBte performance of _. Berteua play on a great subject. you can get the BOtleO. the newapap.rs. and the exponents of vlrtue generally so ex.Jted they can ' hardly see, hut N< w York can be full of i eo-called niuii. al comedlea the whole purpose of which ls aalacluua without ! ascitlng a rlpple. j "I believe th* wny to improve statidards j of moial responsibillty In -ex 88881888 is I through scl.-ntlflc and ethlcal sdtti atlnn. I . . . The question of pravBRttag btrtha I la Bsan I) ton. had apoa in The uuiity | Man. lt ls a more dlfltcult question. no ;doubt. At preaenl it ts Baaodalei arlth . rime, oftOB of the ni"St horrlble kind. to j such an extent that lt ls dlfltcult to thlnk Iclearty about th- real abjad Boasa peo ple think that the more children l_m ln j a family the bett. r. m> matter what the clrcumstancca of that family To m<- that opinion ls slmply incomprehenslble. l look forward to a clvlluation in which tor a pair of healthy and well educated paraoBR. arall abie la hnrRlab arhal ehll* dron need. the lalslng <>f a fatnlly wlll be. looked upon as the hapi lOBt, BBOSl uselul and most lnteresting llfe; hut. at tne same tlme. the responslbillry wlll be real Ized. and the havlng of very large, accl dental famtlleB by Irr.-spor.slble and In adequate persons rhall be frowned upon. But the real |>olnt of the play ls thst It Bhows how dastaidly a man ls who lacka a proper lORBldaiBtlmi for a woman whose love he wlns and a child that ls born t? hlm. "If the Purltan eiement In our eoru munlty want to ,-oncentrate their ener gies on fighttng against allowlng a few eerloua people to contemplate theBe ques tlons at a private performance on the etage. they presumably cannot be pre vented from that method of expresalng their intelllgence." And the Rev. John Hsynea Holmea wrote: "It is a rather pathetlc commentary on the courage of some of the membera of our committee that they Bhould aeek to run to cover ao apeedlly. but I trust that most of the sponsors of the work wlll atand by you. You may certalnly count upon me to the flnlsh." a A COMPLIMENT. The marriage of Miss Inex Mllholland remlnded a Phlladelphia suffraglst of an anecdote about the falr young propa gandlst. "Miss Mllholland wae speaklng, ' she aaid, "to the women of the Kast Slda. She spoke on female suffrage, and .lie looked. aa uaual, very charmlng tn one of those loose and eaielrss, yet cllnglnrt looeely cllnglng-sowna of the new iash ion "At the end ahe said: " And now, are there any questions? Any one who has any questions to ask? I shal! be very much pleased to answer any queatloiis to the best of my ability.' "A woman fOBa to _M back of the h ,11. , "'Well'" smtled Miss Mllholland. " Would vou please tell me. miss. pjaM I the woman eagerly, 'where you get >our j eoraeta.1" EXODUS OF BROTHERHOOD OF FREAKS Coaataaod from aiith rme. rled worien n day and has other parlBf trl.-ks His parent* perished ln thOl bleeeina enrthqiikkr. He has a legal mind and wet_hn pros and conB. as I dlecovered When I ti.lked vacatlons wlth hlm. .?n the one hand he explamed, cocktng I hi- head tn Btarboard and wrlnkllng his | brow, racattofl time this fall means BO more early morning surf hathlng and ' I ratber )>?** promtoeuoua oeculatloa. Oo the other band, lt n;.-ans going honie to Italv and being able to smoke to a rea BOnahte ext.-nt. In the show on Hurf ave? nue thev are ridlculously strlct?they I won't let hlm puff more than ahout two boxes of Turkish clgarettes a day (Pro [ portlonately. B clgarette In the baron a llliputlan mtt ls as big as a |*C8Rl hanana | ln yours or BBlRO.) II MgBOT the Baron !'.?? 1 ls not sure of his sprlng plan-.. | He may return to Coney, lf a two-ton petition from his lady frlends flnds Its way Into the Mediterranean and up to , MenBlna in Ttnie, or he may go to Phiis land bandy alry persldage wlth the fi'gj | eaters nnd the oo-la-U ladles THE MIDGETING BUSINESS. l Dlfferent d.'stlnleB this fall awalt the I two mldget ladl-s of COMJT. "Que-n I'earl of the Llllputlans," a cheery llttle peraOfl over at Lur.a, who is Mrs. Pearl RobtaaOB to private llfe, la going to take t B long rest from the llfe strenuous in her Brooklyn flat. She Is only I feet 1 'inch tall, but she dOOB all the housv work for herself and husband, and 11k-8 It, too Queen Pearl has a blcycle. and splns around town aurheel on her mark t- j Ing trlps. Kllzabeth. the Livtng Doll, ?n inch tallcr. though smaller of Umb and flsure than Queen Pearl, easily carrles off the popularity lauiels ln the Surf avenue \ gathTlng. Mor animated manner makes h.-r boata of frtenda, and sh- comporta hersrlf uitli sang froul that la inex presalbly oualnt ln so petlte a paroonagQ. She ls an Hungarlan. and is going home to Budapest this Christmas, where she is a great favorlte with the cafe throngs of tbat gay city. Ifme Myers, the orlginal Bearded Lady of the oldtlnie Hainum show, expects to rass some time In her home at Corry. I'enn., and to pay fl round of vlsita to her iiuiiiy Pennsyivanla friends. Mme. Mv rfl flaea aol areteenM vacations aa an un mix-d blessing. It Is pleasant to :.'et away from faclng goggle-eyed crowds for twelVfl hours B <lay. she told me, but the baphaiard enc.ounters of holiday time nre n.u.'h more trying. The thlckest vell haa to be lifted at meals. Moreover, If she ls taklng a solltary country walk and ls j surprlsed by a audden meeting with a natlve, while her viior ls raised, a quick sllver erowd that is swelled by every ! new glohule of curious humanity that a^ proaebea Inslsts on accompanylng her | tlll ihe flees by tta.n "I wonder lf 1'H bave any strange ad- , vaaturaa on trains this winter." aald the I Bearded I.ndy of Torry. "Lflflt Novem- | ber I had an unenvlable experlence on an '. evenlng run between Wlssahlckon, near ' rhlladelphia. and Plttsburgh. It was a wet and stormy nlKht ?t,d there wera flOSI to no pasiengeri 'n the coach in whlch I was rtdlng on the early part of the Jour Bjfly, At Reading all got off but an old lady who was Bfl foiward and had' dropped off to slee/>. and a man with a leather bag at his elbow. We were ln the last coach of the train and on opposlte Bjiflfl of the alsle The condurtor went; up to a forward Oflflflb and left us alone As tbe train gllded through the Blue Mountatns I'sss t-yond Hamburg l no tlced tbat tbe flkBfl acroas the alsle was BUbJectlng RM to B close scrutlny out of ; ne corner of his ev Whenever I turned j SPORT OF GROUSE HUNTING rontlnued from fourth page. ward the next. often preclpltated full length. at the cost of palnful brulees and hurtB. To make mattera worse, game aplenty, but unappiouchable. From the tops of towerlng treea the blrds plane out without haete. confldent ef lmmunity. and sall peaeefully away. Sore and weary, we come to the end of the nasty cllff wdthout havlng used a sheil. Low brush for a hundred yards next, then denBe f..reat. "3hall we tackle lf" questions my partner. The answer la never given. A roar of beatlng wlnga cuta lt short. The blggest covey of the day Ib raclng for cover as if Old Nlck himself were after lt. Four shots ring out bo faat that they mfngle. One blrd craahes down, another heaitatea, then breaks from the rest and allghts half a furlong away, badly crlppled. The setter retrlevea the dead blrd and my companlon poekets lt. "Did you flre at that one?" I ask. ? Why, yea; did you. too?" "Yes, but no mattei ; I thlnk I got the other" ' He laugha heartily. "That's funny." he laajra "i baagtoed lhe athai was alao 'mlne." I Joln in the laugh. for we have ievldently ham.nered at tlie same vlctims. ! The wounded grouse provea. to have sound legs. The dOga Bnd It nadlly enough. but lt gives them a hard ehase before they bring it to ground. The set ter linaiiy eapturee it ta .? aaramp. "That makes ten," I r- mark, "and our limlt. 8u_.poalng we hlke to the pond and aee if we can make a btaee of our soll tary woodcock?" "Excellent auggeation, I'm with you." The pond ls a small lake wlth marshy ahores. some two miles from where we are. Aldere crowd lt to the water a edge, and If there is a cock ln the nelghbor hood you will generally flnd It there. In lesB than an hour we are following the dog? througb aa llkely territory as a gun ner could wleh to see. but draw a blank. Not a whlBtle or tlash of auburn rewards our effoita. The Bun is atill high, but a long tramp is before ub, bo with a last glance at the sleeping woods we swing guns to shoulder and wend our way slowly homewnrd. Reports from all over the country tell of unuaually flne prospects for ruffed giouse Miootinc this year. _ trlct game luws, ably enf^r.ed, the quast-elimlnatlon theieby of tha market htinter and a couple of axceptionally favorable wlntera have contrlbuted to the restocklng of our woods wlth the beautlful game bird that it wae for a whlle feared would soon be? come exttnct, at leaat In the more popu lated localitles. The -tates of New York. New Jersey and Pennsylvania, which had been shot nlmost hare, have proflted most by the suingeiit hglslatlon and the vlgilance of the game .ommls.sion. Ooad bagB can now be made in many I'laces where three or four years BgO one was lucky to score at all and eien within a short dlstan.e of the large cities a few of the . ufftd beauties are to be found. A flne vlrlle sport is giouse shooting a sport warrantMl to test the qualitles ?r the hardlest nlmrod. O-.od walking *ear. Btamtaa and a quick. true eye alORg th Lanel are Indlspcnsable to auccess. N,,t a paatttM for the sybante or the weakllng. ln truth. But to the tna.ilv man the game ls woith the taiidle, w.ll worth it. Th,- law is off. Good luck. my head he looked away. but as soon aad I alaaoad back at my magazine I felt his eye upon me agaln. He was a heavlly bullt man ln an tilft-r and wore a felt I hat pulled down over his forehead. I be ' g.tn to feel rather nervous. My thick vell | effeetuaUy prevented hlm from dlscover I Ing my secret; of that I was sure. Why [ then shouid he be so nterested In me?" BEARDED LADY'^ ADVENTURE. I I told Mme Myerfl the Eearded I.ady of Corry that I was at an utter loss to ac? count for his strange action. "And ao was I," rejoined MflBO, Myers, the Beard ed Lady of Carry. 8he proceeded: "Not for a minute dld the man acrosi the alsle take his evll eyea off me Then a Jolt of the train shook the hand hag from the side of the sleeplng old lady up ahead of us. A handkerchlef, a purse. a booklet and a palr of spectacles fell out on the floor. "I rose to go forward and piek them up. You may imaglne my alarm when the man acrosa the alsle sprang to his feet with a curse and levelled a blg revolver at my head. fftt where you are!' he thundered. I obeyed. and, with his bag ln his left hand and the revolver stlll lev? elled at my head. he walked backward down the car, and, turning sudd-nly, en tered the next OOach. I thought l had to deal with a madman, and was ln no very pleasant state of mind, you may imaglne. In a few moments back he came, support* ed by a couple of conductors and a throng of maie passengers. 'There's the man!' ha cri-d, strl.llng up to me and ripping tha \ell from my face. There waa a rush to seize me. but I managed to produce a packet of letters and some of my profee tlona] photographs, so all was explalned. My madniai,' n;is bringlng the payroll of B mine out Amblaii.l way from a Philadel pbla bank, and he had clearly seen ny beard through my black veil. silhouetted against a reflection of the lamp in the window glass, and made sure he waa being trajcked by a ruftlan who was bld Ing his time to blackjack hlm and get av. ay with the thousands and thousanda of dollars he earrled. He inslsted Ofl my comlng forward to the diner with hlm and havlng a nl.e llttle supper with hlm to seal our mutual rellef." Tflflf I said. "Whaddye mean yes?" inqulred Mma Myers, the Bearded lAdy of Corry. "There's only one point in the story I don't clearly understand. After the man ai-ross the alsle had subjected you to a close scrutlny, etc, and the sleeplng old lady dropped her handbag, out rolled a handkerchlef, a purse, a palr of apec tacles and a booklet. Now, what wafl that booklet.' It doesn't quite flt Into the plot." She abatracted a copy from a stack of papers. "Here y'are: The Surprlsing Ex perience8 of Mme. Myers, the Only Orlgl nal Barnum Bearded Lady, of Corry, Penn.. Includlng Her Terrlfylng Kncoua ter at Night On a Train.' " "80 that was the booklet that the old la.ly dropped, was it?" I Interrupted. "That BBOaaa odd. Thlnk lt out a minute." "Daren't straln me head." countered Mme. Myers. the Bearded Lady from Corry, r-grotfully. "All me bralna haa gotie Into me beard. That's why I'm here. (Joo'hye; so sorry you muit ba goln'." I went. THE AVERAGE THINKEH. "Thera are few thinkers. tew real. pro fOuad thinkers, in the world to-day," aald Senator Tliumas Sterllng at a luncheon In Y-in.illion, S. D. "Many a man who thinks he'a thlnk? ing," added tba senatur. Id meraiy di geatlng yaaterday** newspaper."