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THE SUN, SUNDAY. OCTOBER 26. 1913.
SHE DANCES HER WAY THROUGH HARD WORK .;!ova ruts in 1 wo Hours a Lav ot iarci Exercise Year In and Year Out and Never Takes a Vacation p. LoWA. the lncompar , been a dancer since was If1 year old. She has hud ii vacation She will . tci.' rest unit, she retires k- A number of million? ii, lvtcrsburp nround 1, nfl.iii' nnd New York to .5.1 hope that Pavlowa' re ,. a 1 'tic wax off. Consult rinp ollth It OUCht tO be dramatic and operatic stars ti( m t tret away from her ' .nc a bttt'.trfl.x can be called :xv. reasons. The first Is puMn Ilassian. rie-nrh. ; r.n Sianrtin.iMnn. Unshsh ,.ni smith American, won't Prom one countrj to another :!n year round. The second nii r must contantiy M-ep in t.ast either make a profes (.'.vancf or "work out" at least t:i h dsy If the muscle. are .pplo Vtrj often pjxlowa realize that Pavloxva if f V and Mood anJ sinew. r spr.te. who flits' l.l:e a trn.v ado-. tie hoard think of heepinz in tr.m .-.rou The dancing nu ll' world those of Pav- er. the Imperial Marl- tht TMnce at ?t .f -.he bullet at l.i Sella. '..:: t at t!u opera. r..r:s a: Par..-h r.allet. acclaim :. create: tevhnkian who Tlvx have endle? way? of r -r .lru.na centre- of the :. 1. ,n record. of the art ot i; lr.rr Grisl. Ge.-rito and jvl wa- mo-t fam m- prodo- v.: :. thfi'e who tl"ck to see i.,n ta.k of techn. i-i' s-, m r. i:( one mlc',: ns xxll " 'had po- litul toes lit, 1 ( work Th( e.Xortl'cs Ihnt Pax low n how goes through each da) are c.xuctl.x like tho-( shi took when as d tiny child she was first enrolled at the Imperial Matkriskx Institute of the fiance at St l' tershtirp. These ej.erciMS ate nil known b.x rrench names and include the ilir ronde di ,1amle. elevation, prand batto metits fotiettes entre chats and nr.il escjues and pirouettes llxe mscs are x'aried l holilinc feet In xarlou sitioiis. one. two. thiec and four fixe as follows: heels tocethu. straipht out. r.ght heel touchinc toe. feet ilo.-tly touchinc; lift touchinc ticht too. feet tocothet Por each position of the fee t tht re .s a corresponding position f the ha' . The preat tak i to acquire crace nrd eae. to Mend the motion' so well tt.it iiothmp mechnnica! ,s aiarent. It u (f course In sutmountinc alsolut) or the mechanical that 1'avU.w.i is sui'teme. Hut l'avliiwn of couise t- a senlus a mie dauchtcr of T"riikl. !t Th uish Va Iowa's art c tnhrait .- t!-t-cercise. her dancinc defies anals It cannot le reduced to n comlnna'. f certa.n movements and attitude mor- than one can take n square .' compass tv the drauchts mati'h.;. composition if a paintinp ly Ciro! Greure. or suhitct their colorinc atm. -j'htrf to chemical analys-is. Is tlie re another fireat artl't at ! ai.'.!e'M creat tcmr or suriM.-.-, -oprano who mwr has n rest? It w i seem that thv pre.it dancer stands a in this matter of no vacations. T.ike , the sn-ce-'fu'. aetre-s .he is st.irre-.l The ;:.! m. ke- a !..? .r.d .-ett'.es down fiictiters' this cominp se.is.n w.i'.i n ''l of "one aftcrnooners" thrown In. lloee man) a dorr or net reuses would have the physical enduranoe for the trnol alone. And us for the opera stars Jamais Niemalr! piamml. cr of the Tre'tich, Oermnn and Itnlinn foncstersl ( n transcotitinental rrmci-rt tours ureal slnpors- nvernpe four or five perform uncos n we-ek. Compare 'Ta Iowa's in varinlile elpht, nometimos- ten. Plnce "Pavlown Is as fupreme In her art ns the Immortals of poetry and mu sic In theirs." since she Is not a dancer hut "a lyric poet' her w..rk max he well compared to that of the pa.uer the wulptor the m,oi r lmap.ne ne of these ntts.s it i lest erne rank in ft supreme .n his nrt as Pavlown lets and d ertlssements in the hie n ertoiri nl hot eonipnn.e Hi fn. t pax Iowa nrid tut Imperial Itiisswin d.-i ru-crsi have not a uncle ballet in their repot' tcufe of a dozen which does not heat the mark f thi- .mnir wornnn's cenius 1 a a e hoicoprnphU director I P.i Inn n sins thai if- It wefi noi fir ( the pl-eiit vatict.e to hallets. divert imi- I ments nnd character dances in the re-pertn.le she Wnilld never hi' able to dance em h dn.c Iloinp th(' fuiuri'i i "( irlentnle." with Its hizarre wild mu sic of UiiS'in's preat eomposets. one d.l nnd the eiualnt old fashioned Trench ' Pille Mill Gardee" the net lend" es sential spice of vatlet.x to the nrt Still the ii-al answer to "he iiiestlon of how cnti P.ivlowa do It is found In her statement: "My art Is my life''." WOMAN WITH NERVE AND GUNS IN MEXICO O Who Wrote "Hnmlet" HI. powerful but illiterate political boss of a Wi'Strrn State Wi.levls- t nc one of .is prom. nc at i 'wns has the puest of h nor at a d.' ner, He side lum sat the superintendent ot S1.10O1S tnc set mi f i 1 it a' NK can harill.e sa that trm e Hint or sojournlnp In Mexico i safe for an American as ,t was previous to the recent politi cal disintegration. Anil yet lorn woman n lone woman, to travel from cit to city In this' semi-tropical patvidl'i ol seenerv 1 not exactly precntloiis pro vided she understand the people their customs nnd a little' bit of the Ir lancnape Amonp the many lessons 1 lentiied ni rather dear price din int a recent isit Frustrated Attempt of Train Porter to Rob Her Experience of Woman Travelling Through Country shtnli s I in.cM hi ii n Mi Xii .11 4 I hi lin i UTi- Mexican national color. known thnt It alone would tible te-mptntfiin to any itnifin , the nnd the mi of 11c lnuphinpl assured was quite hnrilllosv M unknown tollou trace, let, other lone woman, Poi-koned to rue in a lone London accent di.-iwled ' It si 'i ms w e are alone ' I apreod thnt we were Mii.n mil. h alone lor s.ifnt,e 'Von nm afraid?" she int.m.iled es," 1 said, and , ,ine of my fo,xr. What are you t-nine i . rod ' 1 don't know ." 1 repl.e.l rvrnt of trouble 1 coulil inkr ' i nnd pound him w.,h t'n or poibl. ns".is!nati h m w nc hatpin." She 1.1 up hod Cnri'lcsle- a I nn , in of campalcn nernin! tin i m in My word! IVi ou not kn i .i Mexioan necro's bond i l.ki n cv u i. .. And his -km as to,n.h a t. in 1 Ii 1 make this tlip ex cm x c,i t i x elraxx n xxnik for a ...u.i.ux s' , .d am conimiiaKx meii.n-: .! s iitl.in- in thN infiMii.il i in i nil hoxx do xnu pinin. x. si f i rohlvr) or a more' hm 'e fit. " With the e." hv sunt and .In w from bed A. ,'''- "e'n a dancer since soes uiinupn eaen .w.x lire e.xucu.x ni.e llUcvf. W).,.k Comiiare ''Pax lowii's In- L customs nnd a little bit of the Ir lanp.iape I m.cU ha., known that It alone xvonld - , xxiis 1ft vear old. She has tboc she took when as n tiny child she variable elpht, sometimes ten. i Amonp the many lessons 1 lentiied ni i hi an nnitil.le te-mntntinn to nnv a vainer near price iiurint a recent isit t M. xu ,m I boss of a Wi'Strrn State w'l.levls. ' K" MV'HlHfB I I 'V- 'j.'yMBB ' 'fTsKmm' f 'A7 .Khf.'MU BSPBlLKcUrN fl ,rSsr"s K avloa and 'Part of ?fer. Company i?eacr fa 'tfeie a rj e i'.y-AVMiBtftfKHjB AJIIII xx of I mini. ('3(1 v r iPXI i.inii xxluu nix Jt. y'V' iPl'l ileum 1 1 kHiHKHH III 11,1 '" 'iU' HIK' IHRImHH 1 1 ,l the for a '?eie aroa I . m the waves ot having tech- Knshsh authority, critic of the 1 !! 7iinc., pots so far as to Bay: 1 have been exhausted In de 1 c Mile, Pavlowa's danctne. It Is lew that the xvnves, the rccd, the .m no lonper boast that she Is '.m, It I tin y who are lllse her." ri'er for the London Daily Kxprcu I'lr "All the iictrcs!! in her lias ' : ' 1 int. forpnts the technical per (f the dancer In the nppe-nllns "f the inline." Hut the critic of I. nd in Stmultirtl peihaps explains 'x lt Pavlowa's tethnlijiie Is never i ni Says the Slamlnril : "The ap ' I'avlowa Is to nil, because It Is cl'i'iil of perfection to humanity, tin 'it hmv little vo may Unow of 'ii .f danflnp, no mutter how unln ' ('1 we may be In all that constl n.e Idea of ilaiicinp as conveyed "micUh over the far Siberian i'l" yet the movement, the Brace tin exquisite rhythm of Puvlowa 11 way to every human heart by ' fence of beauty of perfection. Win n much else la but a dim mem nna Pavlowa will live In the minds all time of the lovers of the mimetic Vet beneath her Hurpasslntf art there ' technUiue that was pained only by a yeius of pnlnstnlctnK labor, nnd her kept fresh and vital only by dally fiftieth performance, the star up and takes a vacation. Shu pocs abroad or to seashore or mountains for the siniinir, The attraction Is either closed, to open again in the fall, or another actress takes the r-tar's part. Of course the preat majority of actors and actresses rest all summer. Consider the opera slnpcrs. Take the blpgest of them, who are to slnplnp what P.ivloxvu Is to the dance like Caruso and Tetrazzlnl. These preat stars of the operatic firmament elnp on the live-rape of ten times a mouth, of course they run a few scales each day, or are supposed to. I tut two of at the outside three performances a week ate nil they can st.ind. P.ivlowa appears nt least elpht times each week, some times of tener, for on her meteoric career throuph this country die and her company often plve a matlne In one city and evening performance in an other, Look at the lenpth of the seasons, Opera twenty-odd weeks, with a few additional weeks at Covent Garden, Lon don,,, for the blar stars, Then rest. In drama of course the season averapes a little inure. As for Pavlowa, she fol lows the seasons from country to coun try: a beaming sun, she shedi her ll'.'hl around the whole earth. She elovetalli her Amcrlciin, Knpllsh, aermaii and Itus'lan seasons. And look at the- question of one lilpht stands! One nlphl stands, the abhor rent! Puvlowa makes u hundred "one tpsvofasnctyoVirojcjc or fracrtcc i7 7 dovil III hels, Wolklnp llftx-ltxii week in the year! The only other Used constantly us does Pavlowa Is the concert pianist. In the summer time Ipnace Paderewskl, master Polish pian ist, and llrnest Schelllnp, American key. board virtuoso, belnp close friends nnd summer time neighbors, vie nxllh each other in practising hours each clay. Hut neither Paderewskl nor Schelllnp would play any elpht concerts a week. The physical exertion Is too much for them. And yet this ellln creature Pavlowa, II belllK of the clouds, never seems to tire, Then consldci "also that Pavlowa Is practically her own stupe manager, that she herself urrunb'ca many of the bal- lu ml tested largely upon the favor of the boss. Seeking to entertain the. artist xvho bus Pine- ei t ut man the suuei'liiti-ndeiit iccnlcd 1 him with his best stock of stories, among others the following: "Whlli- visiting the primary guide in one of our schools recently," he said, "I tnaili! a little talk to the children mid In concluding I reuiarkeil: 'Ami now which of 4F0U children can tell me who wiote "llamli'l'." ' "There was an uneasy silence among the little ones for u fexv seconds. Then a small sIiuvit on the rear benches lifting his hand piped out: " Tlcaso, sir, I never elone It,' " "Haw, haxv, haw!" gutfaweel the boss, "anil I'll I'd the little rascal had clone It all the time." to Mexico the chief wele theor To limit my cniivetsalion to the weather mid the scenery, to appear to be rather poverty sti liken and to reduce my luggage- llguitttlvcly, or they xvonld do it lltetally to 11 conili and toothbrush. The annoying misfortunes I sutlcrcd were, I hope, exceptions rather than the rule, Two huge Hunks containing most of 1 fly worldly goods nnd both lu good con dition when I opened them ill the Vera Cruz custom house wiulshcil like the dexv on the griu-s and left no trace of their fale. The Incldi'iit was entirely tux- fuull, I iidmlt, for lu the top tray of the smaller trunk was the joy of my life, a new hat entirely covered with a wickedly expensive plume dyed in the 1 h'.u'd an Interpieter to telegraph to the -tcim-sh p ntllce to make ceitaln of nix i, Ner vation, Not suspecting that 1 hid n Slip It UlllIiTSMUillllg ot Spanish, lie look till libel l of doubling ilic.util.il cli.iige for the telegiam and Instead of pending mi uic'.-ngc gate the operator a long anioroii tilegiam to some settoiiti In tia I'm.. Sumo slii" are in.mn.lU eni because ol the ueixe il lake o i nmiull t'l ill and adiiiliatlnii blended xxith axxe prevented nix lcmousiiaiim: wtli him In the exeiilug I boarded a train made up of slcepliu; ens scheduled In anlxi at eia Crux the next mm nine The It .lilt had scnt iclx staricd xx'.ieu I be ijlilr aware of the tact thai I was the only woman and the only American In I the car In which my berth hid been n. ccrxed I tang for the poller to ask If there was nil lllieilgaui'il berth lu some car lu xxhlih Oleic was another woman. Helot o I had time to conceal my leather bag (villaining my sto k of gold colli", one or two of which I was in the act . f transferring to my pocket for immediate Use, I was cmiscloii" of n giiilll half blood Mexican negro towering nhoxe me and looking covetously oxer my shoul der. Ills haliiN twitched ucixotisly as though he could with ditllcu'ty rivuralii 1 h mself finiii snatching the tittle hand 1 fal of goM. II i If stall d 1 Hied to hide II fioiu Ills sight. "Too much money for mm Utile se- tiiiiilu. he said In nn nine ousix inmiil.tr in. nun r and I. cl c.l at me t:il I shud dered. I made no leply, bill U.-lo d hill! to ti ii.l me u berth In unother car Mu.h to my surpilsc he returned xxtth an i x paiislve smile illld bee Untied, lite Into the forward couch. I gaxe li'llil n llxe dollar gold piece and congratulated my self on obtaining safety nt so qna! u price. I found, however, that I had Jumped from the frying pan Into the lire, for the forwuid car xxns quite deseiled except for another lone woman like my self. I sought the conductor and to lated my predicament and my fears, ai ii 1 i m gi.ut xouic i mn im aiiiug ig-sie i mi Milled, Mill now lit not h.ixi to kei i awake all night Inn .iu sit up .ir.d llllli these a p.llt ol t'l, t l. :niU'.u.ng the nxolxeis. We iefued to have our bettll made up lor the night and demaiubil nul.x two pillows nt our adxels.u x He h.i' .l. d them to us xxtth nn mulinm mullet ami silUKi'iteil llupildentlx. " hx doll t xnu go to lu d and sleep'."' "Things xx 111 piogresM soon." .nd my lleXV t . U 1 11 . 1 till nd. "II Is now '.i :tii P. -tme II theie will be need nl 111. -i. Ill il".e oil lor a couple of houii and xnu call acquaint .xnutsclf xxlth the led nt them." and she thrust the icxolxi is Into my hand. 1 had an innate horror of iliciim and felt tor the moment tli.it theie wn little to chooe between Hie illlel ll.llix e ilaugets of the picseiit sltualion The two pilos I. used us much goose lleh as did the porter. At in I xtlngiilsln d nil the hvilits in t tn- . nr. I lutaiill,x w..ki mi lueu.l, Im in ih" ilaikuess I tell that mil lime had come. "Iliiiixlnp things u bit. Isn't In" Whole's tint Utile batter light ' Them now. I p It tut m il on thee ' sin- com manded and took the xxenpmts lioiii me, She I'm thw lib mug im tin potter. 1 I'ould scarcely imagine xx 1 1 it she xvns going to do. but 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 v . I I b.nl faith In her. Ptesenily the huge form nl' the liegm wns faintly illsci'iitllile lu tho ilarknc's, "Look bile," she 1 1, 1 1 III 1 1.1. i lu ;i voice hard us nulls, "x.ui light thoe llghls and do It quick." "Ain't ymi'se it Utile pniicnl.it"" ho said, iiiul put his hand I, mull. it ly upon In I' shollldi'l'. The wmils xxeie baldly be.xiiiid his lips XV hell my binx e protect 1 1 ss lit i d one shut ubiixe the black kinky head ntul with Iter right hand pressed the cold glistening Mi el uf the nihi l' leXolxef iieulnst the tint black lioe that he thrust eloso to her face, "Smell that?" she uLctl, "Vi'S, tna'iiiu," he said siibmis , "Will," she ciintliilied, "oit toex nut of here nnd turn on those lights, What's inure, you keep tin III lluhtnl I'd t oll come near us im.iln I'll IUI ' I full of holes you'll look l;o a slexe." The lights wele till' 'il 'll without further lido, and we i neotn ti led no ad illtintiut dlllleulty Uuriiib' the trip t..i tha eoast.