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AN ACTOR WHO WOULD RATHER PAINT THAN ACT How Guy Standing Came to Paint a Remarkably i ine Picture of the Vol turno's Burning A and itul ' Tl f, ii I.' - u: M il..- . X J.I- (St!1 il.- u c cryhody, have a i -i t in uni-crlbcd mental i . liir tlii'iu the world . cm- w HIi nil asbestos curtain with a luck drop. The world, , .1, ; , individual actor as an axis, , i ,i "u! tin feet In ccr dlrce .r ,i plain composed of stage sct iul ilit litis of genius arc not it .atod to a call I u in 1 1, uc U that was so In the "pood old I ) . tage, the days when an id f.r hi art alone." a ,- ' c time of the actor with a . , f tlii' man of dlei.ltled Inter ui s'liie one of which he Is almost i i. . i greatly iiitiicslcd as he ,. ,i mi.' which ghes him Ms , i .Hid ''litter. Somctlmis the stage . . u hue. ltut .some oilier times, .. ! !..is reached the lop of Ills pro . a - f ,u tint:, It seems almost a a. l.it he relegates his ".side line" , j. .1, Inn, If he Is equally good at .s - "u ea.se of liu Standing, the . . a t"r now starling with Chrys- t.i . : r.. in (ieorge Scarborough's new m, i- ii.. "At Hay." M' s mdiiu's "side Hue" Is painting . i, ,t . and landscape water colors. ir- m.iny artists who deplore hat hi' has not made this his "mt the actor, according to his r mint, takes his stage profes- .-rluily to allow the pleasure it of his ".lde line"" to Inter- Tl : t!.. ' hU IHN I, . n lie - fir. II c.'jy standing escaped being an ir ii.l stuck to the family tradi t. : - ( ''ting an actor It- an Interesting f i II- : I , t want to he an actor Uc lad tine thrust on him In his youth. II- '. r, lleil'i-rt Standing, one of tl.c !itt known F-ngllsh actors of the IM.-t li n ration, transmitted to him a .t f 'l mole things that his regular ir--: - "ii He gave him a lasting love f.T ' MM When he was t", C.uy, then as big : I. is ii'iw. was made a leading mai. And In didn't want to act. He didn't mil a int t i he a leading man. lie a ti i d to I'c a sailor. ' It used to make tne mad those days," t., - Mi Sandim.-, in revealing some tf what he dubs his lurid past, "when I ii .- :r.i . tiling through the provinces' in Inland to see misguided youths f.i.vk.ng at tne and envying me. They i.'in'i have to act. I did. They could f'i. Bra If they wanted to." - S .Hi' fine day, when his troupe had t' ! 'li d Newcastle, they woke up to ft. I tMi'in-elves flat on their well known t..uk- without a leading man. He had fv.ij".'i He hail seen a sailing collier that n-ciled men and had "gone to sea." "It was deuced hard work too," con thw l the actor. "Hut I was happy 1 il: hi t h.iv c to act. 'l'-r three days we loaded coal there i:i X' iviastle. I was well blistered when -Tied for they didn't load coal In This drawing by Mr. Guy Standing was made several days before any ship bearing survivors or pictures reached America and is remarkable fur its close resemblance to actual photographs and descriptions of the tragedy. r.in.-. r ... -' : -t ,. ,' l. Hi'! oxen with all the hard wotk theie win moments of idling. During these I fitiitiil I i'iiiiIiI ariiu 1 wl.tiliiil iii'iirt1. t thing marine about me at close range and I am sure that taught nic more of accuracy than any other experience I liaxe ever had. It was with the remem brance of the sea its It looked during that nur'westi'r of my llrst sailing ex perience that 1 sketched the burning of the. Volturno which Tne Sf.s repro dtici s. "At the end of the six mouths I knew I was an artist. 1 forsook the sea fur an urt school, where 1 spent three long months. "That was my art training. Mine has not been by instruction; it has been by absorption, for I have been the I'll Mest man allc by having had a different limes as my painting com panions men who were at the top of their profession, men who took an In terest in me and my work, not because of any pecuniary advantage In sight, but for love of their very ai t. "Two of these were Charles Dixon, one of the most famous of Kngllsh marine and landscape water color art ists, and Julian Kix, who stood at the top of the Americans in the same line. Poor Julian ' Ho died a few years ago, much too young: but If any thing 1 ever do In painting Is worth while, to him belongs al least half the c-l edit." da. with a steam derrick, bul . 'whip.' That Is a kind of ar tueiit consisting of pulleys and w.'h baskets over blocks. The J. de into five parts, for five men i l We gave a "heave, hoi" and .fir those coal baskets hand over w aging each from a cart on the i i the hold of the ship. And there i-ii ,i minute to rest. "t !i-t when I was beginning nl n - t.i b e) 1 oiild Just as soon be a I- . ! n- man. we finished coaling and c -, : Two days out we ran head on ii .uc of the worst nor'westers it has " en my misfortune to see. He 1 1 . could help It the storm carried t "tir foretopgallant mast, our lly i ' 'mom and t-prting our how-sprit. V .,is nothing to do but for all 1 . - '.i fall to and make new masts ' i - . s i iahl In the teeth of that gale, w -. wi reached London I decided I i i' n r act again, but one round of i - - -iioued me the managers were ' i clamoring for my services, i i the ship went I. i i hated to leave It anyway, .i sapper was a line, generous, mi i.is old person who had taken ' i my to me and continually told i- too line a lad to be an actor- mi a half crown when we i uiUior In the Thames. lie to give me a cent. ' months I went coasting with lb taught me navigation and sail lei made me second mate, ltut Grafted on a T Finger Tip i it r. II i' c: i i i I IH tip of Kied SSommers's linger is on again, and he hopes It is there to stay this time. Also Fred Summer will be mightly careful In future when operating the chopping machine. tsommers Is u (Jerman, H years old, who comes over from lirooklyn six days every week und woiks In a liaxter street mill, He has been doing this for a long time, steadily and methodically; and nothing startling ever occurred to him until September 12, when the lingers of his right hand were caught In the chopping machine. In about one tnlnjne the shop fore man had a tourniquet around Sum mers's arm Just below the elbow. In another minute he had bandages around his hand- and the next thing Sum mers knew he was being hustled down to the Volunteer Hospital In Hold street. Then he soon found himself on an op erating table and saw a young man In white clothing quickly unwrapping the bandaged hand. A single glance at the patient's in jured hum! sufficed the surgeon. The second, thltd and fourth lingers were cut and macerated. The tip end of the index linger had been- completely severed and was lying In the ban dage. The sill genu noted that the patient was a husky, powciful man of phleg matic temperament, and lie said he thought he might be able to sew on the tip of the linger so il would slay, If Sommeis wanted him to try It. "Do you mean so It would grow on again like It was before?" the patient asked, a Utile doubtfully. The doctor nodded. "Yes," he replied. "I cannot promise, but there Is a fair chance." Quickly but clearly he explained that Infection might occur, in w hleh even the llngertlp would have to be ampu tated. Then Summers told him to go ahead. The surgeon did so. llrst can-fully cleansing the severed parts In a saline solution. Then he lilted them together, took half a dozen stitches in circular form with catgut, treated Die whole with the usual surgical methods, and pro ceeded to dress the other Injured lin gers. Then Summers went home. The surgeon was somewh.it averse to talking about the case for publica tion, but when urged to describe sim ply the condition of the severed phalanx as he found It lying in the bandage, he said: "No llfo existed In the phalanx. Tt was dead and cold, and even then -possibly ten or fifteen minutes after the accident to the patient It showed dis tinct discoloration." When Rummers left the hospltnl that day he was Impressed with the absolute necessity of reporting the following morning, In view of possible danger from Infection. He came to the hospi tal as directed, on September 13, and the surgeon found to hi! surprise, that the severed part had already com menced to get win in. which condition showed that some reueneratlon of cir culation was taking place: also the sewed on fingertip had a different ap pearance. The dark, greenish discolora tion of the previous day was commenc ing to disappear, and a reddish tint was taking Its plan No trace of In fection could be found, The patient reported for examination dally, with continued Improvement to the g railed phalanx, and now, the sur geon hopes it Is restored permanently. As time went on Standing once more! .heard the call of the stage, assisted bv ' his father, aiding as megaphone, and 1 began to climb to the top of his profes sion. Some years later he came to America, where he had not been known, ' but where he rapidly lK-canu- a favorite, even If managers did fail to recognize it to any tremendous extent on pay days, lly dint of economy he managed to save $.'.00. "He had one object In mind to, for once, own his own boat. f!m U.,n.lt... ft . - I I k-w...uuih mm oiiiee uwiiL-ii many boats of many different kinds his Is a name known well in yachting circles on two continents. Hut It Is doubtful if he ever experienced the Joy. even when his four Firetlys carried olT a number of American cups a few .ears ago, that he did when he looked at that llrst old cutter he bought In New l.niiiloii for $."na and realized that it was his all his. That iHiat was to serve a double purpose. It was to bring Kick the joy of being a man of the sea and it was to give him the chance to do all the marine painting no wanted to once again. He had $.'iO on which to live for1 three months. "Hut it was plenty, plenty." said Mr. Standing, "as long as there were ttsIi in the .-ea. I had enough llsh that summer to last me forever, but when I think of what that summer brought me I look back on it us one of the happiest of my life. "The trial races to determine whether the Vigilant should defend the cup were to be on that summer, so I took my boat, which 1 was thoroughly convinced was the greatest alloat, and went down off Hay Itidge, where the Vigilant was docked, to make some sketches of her. It was there I met (iiatles Dixon. He was making some of the same son of sketches for some Il lustrated papers in London lat least he felt sure they would lie for those papers when he was llnlshed), but at the time IH-Ing he didn't have any more money than I did, A little later we met Julian Itix, bent on the same purposo, and with the same aiinniiit of money None of us had a cent, bill I had a boat ami fishing tackle, "That was the beginning of two friendships, one of which has lasted to the present time, and one of which only ended with death. Those two men taught me what I know, "There have been u lot of other at lists who might claim having had a part In the art training of Standing, but I can't Just exactly remember who they are. I have always been much in the artists' colony in America, be cause I have always liked the chaps who had to paint hard for a living. I renieinlier that It wan one of them who once scorned a Job with a litho graphing company who was responsible for me eating for quite a while I got the Job. It was making posters for some steamship lines. My sailing be fore the mast helped a lot too." Foresook Stage to Join Crew of Sailing Ship, Where Pie Discovered PlisTalent forSkctehing When he wants to paint now Mr. Standing doesn't ship ns n sailor. He paints oer the top of the steering wheel of a motor car, For on one of Ills cars he has placed a sort of easel attachment which he uses for sketch ing after Hying about the country at will In search of good studies. His only companion on these trips Is n favorite dog. He has Just iHmiplcteil a series of sketches he made this sum mer during such a motor Journey over Warwickshire, Shakespeare's country. "And I do hbpe they will prove somo of my best work," says the actor, with a twinkle In his eye, "for, you know, the gentleman Is more or le-n remotely connected with my profession." There Is probably no actor of to-day, no professional man or business man In fact, who Is such a devoted sports man in nil lines as (!uy Standing. Dur ing ten years of yacht racing he has won 13s cups. He Is a member of the Itoy.it Motor Yacht Club of Kuglaud and until In- left America live years ago was a member of the l.archmont and Manliasset yacht dubs, 'i Inly I atise I did not expect to come back to America I icslgned," con tlnti.-il Mr. Standing, "though I still own. a boat in this country and have paid storage on It for live years. Strangely enough, however, I have never seen that bmt 'Fact I don't even know the thing's name. I do know she Is In Marblehe.id, though, und once was named the Outlook. 1 believe they have twisted tlie letters 111 that name some half dozen times or so and It seems to me she's named something like Kolllto now. Pos sibly I'D look her up next summer" The Flretly, which Mr SI. Hiding sailed at I'owics this slimmer. Is the llfth one he has owned, four of which have been in America. He was on the committee this year to manage the In tel national races. outside of III- .aclltltlg llltererits he is quite as well known, being a member of the most exclusive sport clubs in F.ng land, among lie m the ISrooklatuls Au tomobile llaciiig flub, the ltoyal Auto Club and the ltoyal Aero Club. He hud i n I begun to take up aeiopla nlng in earnest, though when Mrs. Standing put a decided step to it. As 111 all things, he agreed to her wishes When comment was made on his being both a painter ami a sportsman as well as an actor Mr. Standing smiled most broadly and said; "of course I love both of them they make me forget I am an actor now don't go thinking I am ashamed of my profession, for I hue It. but " Christmas Gift for Fifty Cents and Sunday Sun Coupon! Every Little Girl Needs a New Doll and Doll House, So the Sunday Sun Here Offers Them a Beautifully Dressed Doll, a Doll's House, Surrounded by Grass Plots, and a Complete Set of Furniture THF. DOI I. HOUSl- SET UP T HELEN KELLER "LISTENS" AND "WATCHES" DAVID WARFIELD - iiiiual from Fourteenth 1'iipe. i i.f ,s- in .M h t r. I ; in k (J III "f Ii III II tt llll "I "wins to cry over the possible fate r possible granddaughter and inquires Innocently, "What's the - 1 ate you sitting on something?" Keller threw back her ho.ul and 1 i iii" of those diilcloiisl) Infec luighs that sends a ripple of mer- i i-r an entire audience. a ir In the llelasco green loom. H play, however, that Miss il -played her greatest virtuosity, I "Uig wanted to meet her favor ' she said, and when al last he now lug before her she graspeii -'letelieil hand and III her clear, .nice said very distinctly: ' Mi Waiilold, this Is certainly a-- hands with a ghost. Ah, low in e you In 'The Iteturn of I'eter hi I wish that I might fee you i play once again, You don't ou cannot know, what relet- meant to me, who have all my ' en to hear and to be heard out darkness Just as your '-'ilrlt did i u came back to eaiih. Ah, I can von yet crying 'Hear me! Hear Hear me!' How often I have cried siine cry, through how many .M irs, ami tlien Coil did heal last anil now, as you ice, I can I i an sp' ik b -fore a gle it audi ence, and they can hear me speak, Thai seem to me the most marvellous thing In the world that I can frame thought Into words, ullcr these words and have another human being hear lliem. You as I'eter (iiiinm broke the very bonds of death, or thai thing which mortal man calls death, In or der thai those you loved might hear oii, I have broken the bonds of some thing quite as Inexorable as death In order that I might speak Jo those l love. So when I sat watching Hint great play, watching and praying that you might at last be heard, It wiw with a sympathy which I believe I was able lo give you as no one else could. And when llnully you did make yourself heard, ar yon knew It, I more than any one, else couM feel the happiness of your triumph. How well I remem ber the first word I ever was able to speak," "What was that?" Mr. Waiileld In quired. Hire Miss Keller snelled slowly: " 'W-a-t-e-r.' That was the llrst word I ever hounded, but 'D-u-l-1' was the llrst word I ever became conscious of. "'Water!' Isn't II a beautiful word'" she iiske.l w'slfully, us she placed the tips of her lingers upon the actor's lips for his answer. Hut David Waiileld was now Inarticu late. His eyes were now misty with tears as he looked al the happy, radiant face beside him, And the marvel was that the blind and deaf girl saw and felt these tears and quickly changed the subject by asking another question which sent Warlleld Into a 111, llrst of consterna tion, then laughter. "Oh, Mr. Warlleld. won't you please say it again, that 'What's the matter mil you? -Are you sitting on some thing?' I want to laugh all over again. 11 was so funny." And once more the llngertlps were lifted to Waiileld's lips. After a good laugh over this, In which Warlleld Joined, Miss Keller then de manded more encores, especially asking for a repetition of certain of the lines spoken In the Twenty-third street scene, "lie.ise say: 'And nothing happened,' " she pleaded like a child asking for another story, and when she had "heard" those three funny words over again she clapped her hands for sheer Joy and declared that there was nothing in the world quite so funny as David War lleld's use of the Yiddish dialect. Thus the time went until the little clock In ilw green room sounded the half hour after midnight. Mrs. Mnoy's hand was passed over to Miss Keller's, now Imprisoned In the actor's own, "Oh, f am so sorry; It Is terribly late and you must lie so tired," rising, her sensitive face full of gentle concern for Mr. Warlleld. "We must go now," and In a moment more the parly had passed through the green room and out Into the court. "Oil, Mr. Warlleld, I forgot some thing," Miss Keller's voice cried out, as her tall, splendid figure, wrapped In a ln'iiiillf ill evening cloak of pale blue, turned and stood In the stage door. "You will do -The lieturn of I'eter tiiiinm' again, won't 5011? For my sake, If nothing else." WnrfleM's nssurnnee thnt Miss Kel ler's request was a command was re ceived with a happy laugh, and once more the party started on Its way. "Oh, Miss Keller," cried Warlleld, as he put his head outside the door, "I forgot to nsk you something." War lleld stepped into the court, and Helen Keller touched IiIh moving Hps. "Have you a lieau?" "A beau! A sweetheart!" came the happy, quick retort. "Why. I have hundreds of them," The whole empty court echoed Willi laughter. "Mark Twain said that girl and Na poleon were the most interesting char acters of the nineteenth century," War Held mused rellectlvely ns he returned to his empty dressing room, "Humph! She Is greater lliau Napoleon." 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