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Lyceum'"Why Smith Left Home."
A Since tne notable week at toeLyee
lun theater wihen '''Charley's Aunt"
fcohipveii sucto a merry success the
2* "hands of the Ferriu Stock company,
the manager and sriige director have
devoted no lfttlc time to the selection1
of another farce as well suited to the
personnel of the eompany, a ad calcu
lated to furnish as full a measure of
wood fun for Lvceirjn patroras as did
the clever Engflish absurdity.
After considering a large number of
the best and cJpan.?sti farces available
for stock production', the final selection
made was George Broadh^rst's cele
brated laugh provoker, "Why Smith
Left Home,"
whicht
ments more fully1
Lake Harriet Roof Garden.
For the third week of the season at
the Lake Harriet rciof garden the Min
ii'eapolis Park band will have as an
extra attraction Herrman Bellstedt, a
world-famous corneit soloist of whom
Sousa has recentlv said: "He is the
greatest cornetist in America."
Mr. Bellstedt has been before the
American public as a cornet soloist and
band director for over three decades
and his brilliant cornet solos have
aroused the enthusiasm of thousands.
He is probably the most versatile as
well as the most brilliant cornet soloist
in* the west this season. His engage
ment with the Minneapolis Park band,
which commences Monday evening, fol
lows an extended and entirely success
jful appearance with Sousa's band in'
the magnificent New York hippodrome,
bhe largest amusement edifice in the
world.
Mr. Bellstedt's home is in the mu
sical center of Cincinnati, from which
bellstedt's orchestra and band have
ma.de many triumphal tours. He was
.aeard here with the Park band last sea
son and made a great hit. During his
present-season engagement Mr. Bells
fcedt will be heard twice eaeh evening
I and each of the two concerts
tive.ndurinTuesday,
SUMMER AMUSEMENTS
ATTRACTIONS OF NEXT WEEK^
'^LYOEUM- company in "Why Smith Left Home."
All weete, withmiatinees Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday and Sat-
urday.
XTNIQUE(Continuous vaudeville. Performances at 2, 3:30, 8 and
9:30. Ai nateur night Friday.
LAKE HARRIETMinneapolis Park band. Concerts each even-
ing and Sunday afternoon.
WOND'ERLAiNBOutdoor amusement park. Open from 1 to 11
p.m. dailjt- Fireworks Tuesdays and Fridays.
CIRCUS GROUNDSBarnum & Bailey's World's Greatest
Shows, July 8. Performances afternoon and evening.
meets the require-
a even point than
anv other play (\i its fantastic and
mirthful class. It) will be given this
week at the Lyrsiim witjh Miss Eva
Taylor and Lewis p. Stone in the paits
of the unfortunate Smith sipd his wife,
and Kate Woods Ifiske in her famous
characterization' of' Lavinia Daly, the
"cook lady."
"Why Smith Left Hoyne"*is full of
breezy fun and ridiculous incidents
and situations. The maia theme (it can
hardlv be called a plot) upon which it
is built is the vain effort of John Smith
and his young wife to ennoy their hon
eymoon' in uninterrupted peace. The
farce is unique in that every character
is a cleverly-painted picture by itself,
and that the^ grouping is* so arranged
that it brings into relief the funniest
contrasts possible among'the strangely
and ludicrously assorted lot.
One of the" most famous character
parts in' stage ^literature is that of the
cook lady. Mliss Fiske''s character
work with the Thacnhouser company in
Milwaukee for [five years mide for her
the reputation of the best character
stock woman in the coun'/ry, and a
treat is in store for Minneapolis (the
atergoers in her portrayal of the
"cook ladv" who belongs to the ^un-
ion an'd insists upon its rights, evenv
the point of threatening a sympathetic
strike. Her compact with Smith to
try to drive his unwelcome guests away
by cooking uneatable*viands is one of
the best touches.
Lawrence Grafctan 's comedy work an
"Charley's Aunt" will arouse interest
in seeing him in the .great German, role
of Count Von Guggenheim. Lisle'Mo
rosco will appear as the West Point
cadet, with a bride of'course, whom he
brings to visit tine long suffering
Smith, Leula Shaw'will have the strik
ingrole of'the clevei Julia, and Charles
C. Burham wil play the doughty Maior
Duncombe. Ernest Fisher and Maude
Lambert will play tMajor and Mrs. Bil
letdeaux. "Why Smith Left Home"
is exception^ in requiring seven women
and five mem for its' presentation.
on July 4, and on Sun
ay
The Fourth at Harriet will be of the
orthodox style, as the evening perform
ance will include a spectacular, descrip
tive number entitled "From Firesides
fco- Battlefield.'' This remarkable mu
sical composition from the pen of Dalby
Pictures the soldier's life from his first
ay in* camp thru his journey to the
front, his first big battle and first great
victory. In "putting on" this great
war drama in music, Mr. Oberhoffer
will divide his band, one portion sta
tioned out in the lake representing the
band of the confederate army, which
in answer to the Union' band's Yankee
Doodle" and similar melodies, defiant
ly responds with "Dixie" and other
songs of the south. The finale of the
piece is a realistic battle scene in which
pyrotechnics take a prominent part,
Jind whih is concluded by the playing
bf the "Star Spangled Banker." The
selection is peculiarly appropriate for
'the glorious Fourth" and its play
ing generally provokes the wildest ap
olause.
As becomes Fourth of July week, the
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programs are of the most popular sort,
including Sousa's "International Con
gress" of national airs on Tuesday
afternoon, "The Germans Before
Paris" on Montlay night, "The Wiz
ard of Oz" and many numbers of this
class.
"CfrValleria Rusticana," "Song to
the Evening Star," "El Capitan,"
gems from the songs of Stephen Foster,
and Dalbv's "The Blue and the Grav"
are on this evening's program, which
follows:
PART 1.
March, "Vankee 05iit" Holzman
Giand fantasia from "Cavallerla Rustl
oana Ma*cagni
Intelmes^o, "Moonlight" Lumpe
Oveitme, "Phedre" Massenet
Trombone solo, "Song to the Evening
Star," Wagner
Ralph E. Kenney.
TART II.
Aits from 'El Capitan" Sousa
Gems fiom song* of Stephen Foster
Pdtiol, "The Blue and the Gray" Dalby
Galop. "The Laneieis" Bohm
The Sunday afternoon program:
PART I.
March "Boston Commaudery" Caiter
Intioducing "Onward Christian Soldiers"
Overtme, "Poet and Pedant" Nieolai
Unci ed intern ezzo "Trinity" TobanI
Ahs fiom "The Mikado" Sullivan
PART II.
"Reminiscences of the Plantation" Chambers
Intioducing Mv Old Kentucky Home."
Old Polks at Home, "Old Black
Joo," 'DKie with vauations "Uas
sa in the Cold, Cold Giound."
S?
to
Waltz, "Les Sirenes" Waldteufel
Gems from "Robin Hood" De Kovon
"American Patiol" Meaeham
Tomorrow evening's program:
PART I.
March, "The Buglers" Biamhall
Overtuie, "Morning, Noon and Night in
Vienna" Suppe
Trumpet solo, song "Would You Care"1"
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The Unique theater has for the com
ing week what can be classified as
the "laughing show," for its bill seems
to be top heavy with comedians. Frank
Walsh, a singing and character come
dian, late of Dockstader's minstrels,
heads the list,, and then there is Frank
Clayton, a comedian who gives a mu
sical turn, and Hayter and Janet, Ger
man comedians. Ethel Whitesides, a
fetching soubrette, who is announced to will be the usual motion pictures.
$
'$'
HERMANN BELLSTEDT,
Cornet Soloist, Minneapolis Park Band,
%t- Lake Harriet Roof Garden.
Hani
Byron Morgan.
"Albion," grand fantaoj ou Scotch, Irish
and English airs Baetens
PART II.
"Reminiscences of the Plantation" Cbambeis
Introducing "My Old Kentucky Home,"
"Old Folks at Home," "Old Black
Joe "DKie." with variations, "Mas
sa's in the Cold, Cold Ground
Waltz, "Les Sirenes" Waldteufel
Gems fiom "Robin Hood" Dp Koven
"Ameiicau patiol" Meaoham
Wonderland Amusement Park
Four fim-faetories are supplying an
output of thousands of laughs at Won
derland. They are working overtime
on the days when weather conditions
are favorable. After the visitor has
gone about half way along the Bowery,
he encounters the first of these in 'the
crystal maze which is likely to furnish
some ludicrous dilemmas. Bumping the
bumps on the Chilkoot pass will next
create laughter if you only watch the
game, bat in the myth city, next dpor,
you will find yourself obliged to help
in furnishing fun for others, as well as
for yourself. Mysteriously constructed
grottos lead you from one illusion to
another, and after seeing beautiful
maidens turned into stone, or skeletons,
or disappear in flames, you will have
an experience with the Japanese bridge
and a toboggan slide you will be likely
to remember, especially if you are of
the feminine gender.
It remains for the house of nonsense
to furnish the crowning feature. Specta
tors who do^not even enter the building
simply shriek with laughter. After you
have explored its mysteries and become
one of the initiated you, too, get your
turn to laugh at the other fellow.
The big airship swing is now doing
duty regularly. This contrivance is
about the limit of sensationalism in its
way. People
fly thru the air like so
many birds in cars that resemble air
ships. It is aerial navigation with a
string tied to it, of course, but it is
said to really be very much like going
up in a balloon. The motion is smooth
FRANK WALSH.
The Original Singing Comedian, Late of Dockstader's Minstrels, Singing His Latest
Success, "She Bumped Up a Little Bit," at the Un!c.ue Next Week.
be both pretty and vivacious, appears
with her pickaninnies. This kind of a
specialty generally takes well and has
not been overdone. The Lakolas, Amer
ican-Japanese iugglers, make claim to
originality in their methods. Norma
Gray and Herold Beckrow, who were
amateurs before last week, made such
a hit in illustrated songs that they have
been re-engaged for this week. There
Saturday NEAP0LIS JOURNAL.
Sam Watson has become famous for his
peculiar success in teaching domestic and
bam}aid animals and fowls which pei
form at the Bairnnn & Biile.v cnuis
He tells the following stoiy of his es
peneuce-j with his performers.
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and the rapid flight .thru the air has
no unpleasant sensation.
As usual, there is a change in the
outdoor features for the week the
way of acrobatic acts. Calvert on the
high wire and the great Fowlers are
the chief attractions. These latter fur
nish a really remarkable performance in
equilibrium.
As the Fourth of July falls on Tues
day, an especially elaborate program of
fireworks will be given, the crowning
feature of which will be a mammoth
pyrotechnic Niagara Falls.
MUSIC
Mme. Anna 'Hellstrom came very
near having to give up her American
tour this summer on account of the
marriage of Prince Gustavus Adolphus,
oldest grandson of King Oscar, to Prin
cess Margaret of Connaught. Great
preparations are being made in Swe
den for the leception of the heir to
the throne and in Stockholm there will
be a gala performance at the Royal
opera. Court Chamberlain Axel de
Buren thought it absolutely necessary
for Mme. Hellstrom to appear in this
performance, even at the sacrifice of
her American engagements. But Mme.
INSrANTAMe0tf5 TRANSFORMATION
HOW SAM WATSONJTRAINS
klS GEESE^AND OTHER PETS
SAM WATSON AND HIS TRAINED GEESE,
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AST year I had one goose. It was
an old, tough and seasoned bud.
"Come along, Ikey," I would
say, and the goose would solemnlv fol
low me down the hippodrome tiack in
the ludicrous "March of the Light
Brigade." Next to the trained roosters,
it was one of my most laughable stunts.
Ikey went through the spring and
summer successfully, but autumn and
Chicago proved his Waterloo. One of
the animal actors is a Great Dane,
named Olive. The Great Dane's duty
was to wear a clever disguise and ini
peisonate a bull in a burlesque fight.
It may or may not have been profes
sional ,iealousy that created ill feeling
between Ikey and Olive but they were
sworn enemies. One afternoon, while
Ikey was in his basket waiting to "go
on,'' the Great Dane, flushed with suc
cess, came bounding into the padroom,
followed by the applause of the crowd.
Ikev, feeling secure behind his wicker
barricade, hissed. It was more than the
Great Dane could endure. He sprang
at the basket turned it over, tumbled
Ikey out, and proceeded to chew a piece
out of Ikey's anatomv. When the two
were separated, Olive had a mouthful
of feathers and Ikey was merely the
wreck of a goose.
Sympathizing friends gathered Ikey
together and carried him to his cage.
He was still alive, but his plight was
desperate. Some one suggested talking
him to a veterinary college in the vicin
ity. An hour later Ikev was on the
operating table. When he came back
he had thirty-two stitches in his breast
and the veterinary surgeon expressed
the belief that be would live. But the
shock was too great for Ikev. He died
and was buried in a sta.ined pine box,
with all the honois that the circus dress
ing room could bestow on his memory.
For a while I was inconsolable for
the loss of my goose actor. Then an
inspiration came to me. If one Tkey
was a hit, why wouldn't half a dozen,
lkeys be successful in the same ratio.
At the close of the season I secured a
flock of impressionable young Jersey
geese, domiciled them in the Linda
Jeal bain at Marion, N. J., and began
their education.
People sav I have a persuasive way
with birds and animals. The geese
learned rapidly. Before thev were there
two weeks they knew their trainer and
they recognized their own names. One
by one they would answer the daily
morning rollcalJ. Then 1 taught them
to march, to run races, to pull little
wagons 01 ride in them, and finally
two of them were taught to teeter, with
a pig in the center of the teeter board
to do the work.
A newspaper visitor who called at
the Marion ring barn was astonished
at the alacrity with which the geese,
reputedly the most stupid of bipeds,
obeyed my commands.
"How do you do it?" he asked me.
"By keeping peisistently at it," I
said. And that's the only secret there
is to it. I know what I want the goose
to do and I keep on making him do it
until the thing becomes a confirmed
habit. Of course, the difficulty is to
make the goose associate the command
and the action, but the idea is gradu
ally communicated in a very simple and
practical way. For instance, if I want
the goose to lie down, I give the com
mand and then gently push him off his
feet. I command the goose to get up
and suit the action to the word. This is
done over and over again, until the two
things the command and action
are associated1
in *fhe''goose'theihind, and
then Another slnvpifeTtrielOas tried. It
has taken all winter to teach these
geese to go thru their act, and even
now they sometimes rum their perform
ance by getting ring fright.
Last year, when Ikey was killed in
Chicago, I had to substitute a dog' for
Hellstrom freed herself from the obli
gation to sing at the gala performance
and so will be able to fulfil her engage
ment to appear in the Chicago Audito
rium concerts of the American Union
of Swedish Singers July 20 and 21.
Mme. Hellstrom will appear in Minne
apolis at the Auditorium Aug. 9. The
festival chorus which is to appear with
her on this occasion will number 250
voices. The rehearsal next week will
be held on Wednesday night instead of
Tuesday in the First Swedish Baptist
church on Eighth stieet and Thirteenth
avenue S.
The low rates secured by the Wenner
berg male chorus for its excursion to
the Chicago festival of the American
"Union of Swedish Singers July 19 have
atti acted the attention of a great num
ber of people, and the prospects are
that the sangarfest will have a large
attendance from Minneapolis and the
surrounding country. The chorus has
arranged for an entertainment Wednes
day evening, July 12, in the interest of
the excursion. The following have been
elected to lepresent the chorus at the
Chicago conventions: Delegates, Axel
Anderson, John O. Erickson and M. La
vander alternates, N. W. Johnson, J.
G. Linquist and N. F. Pearson.
The musical service in the Hennepin
THE TREAD-MILL
-AND OCLONE y%.
SOME PXIT
EXPRESSIONS i
SEEN "INSIDE
.WHAT THEY GO AGAIJM ST AT, WONDERLAND.
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3s July i, 1905.
m^mP
the goose in the 'March of the Light
Brigade.' This year Ikey has several
understudies in case of accident or stub
bornness. The fact is, one can never
quite depcn,d on bird or animal actors.
Sometimes for days they will perform
with the most gratifying willingness.
Then all of a sudden they will get a
most unaccountable fit of sulks, and
neither persuasion nor reward can get
them to work. In that event all that
can be done is to put in an understudy
and wait until the refractory actor has
become more tractable.
Training domestic pets isn 't anv sine
cure I can assure you. We must be
after them perpetually. When the little
bantam rooster jumps up on the table
at the Baroum & Bailey circus and lus
tily crows, everybody laughs. The in
congruity of a rooster crowing at his
comrade in the great hippodrome pavil
ion is so ridiculous that few can resist
it. But no one who has ever tried it
can realize the patient, persistent, nev
er ending application necessary to in
sure that simple little trick being ac
complished. There are all kinds of the
ories as to how it is done, and I have
been frequently asked to explain it
but there is no secret about it. It is
simply to keep everlastingly at it and
being prepared with understudies to
meet every contingency.
Tbis naturally means the transpor
tation of a great army of trained pets
a regular Noah's ark of themmon
keys, dogs, cats, geese, chickens and
pther domestic pets. But that is what
the public expects nowadays. The
clown can't depend entirely upon com
edy to win the public. Accessories in
the way of such properties or trained
animals are modern requirements for
success. This means more work for the
clowns and ,the carrying of more auxil
iaries, but this is compensated for by
an increased popularity with the public.
Sam Watson and his animal and
game pets will create a great deal of
amusement when the Barnum & Bailey
circus exhibits in Minneapolis, Satur
day, July 8.
Avenue M. E. ehurch tomorrow eve
ning will be made up of selections from
Gaul's "Holy City." It will be the
last appearance of the quartet, Mrs.
William Gordon Brackett, iMss Edith
G. Pearee, D. Alvin Davies and Harry
E. Phillips, before their summer vaca
tion. During the next four weeks the
members of the quartet will alternate
and each will take one Sunday as solo
ist and precentor. Dr. William Rhys
Herbert, orgamst7 will spend his vaca
tion at his home in Wales and his place
at the organ will be taken by Miss
Eulalie Chenevert.
The pupils of Miss Grace Smith gave
a piano recital Wednesday evening in
the House of Faith Presbyterian
church. They were assisted by Miss
May Cook, who sang "The Heavenly
Song," by Gray: Adolph Olsen, who
played a violin solo, and Eveleth Betch
er, reader. The pupils taking part
were the Misses Ethel Whiteford,.
Emma Guvet, Vera Perrin, Frances
Walsh, Agnes Christian, Edna Priebe,
Rose Krisko, Ruth and Myrtle Bursen,
Sadie Palmer and Florence Gillespie.
We repair pitch and gravel roofs
Carey Roofing after ten years' service
perfectly sound and water tight. Seo
W. S. Nott Co., Tel. 376.
.*<p>TINYWARBROBES
How the Clothes for the Wee
Infants Are MadeFour
Garments Comprise the
SetDressing the Dimin
utive Children,
The wardrobes of the little subjects
in the infant incubator institute at
Wonderland interest the women great
ly. The dressing of the babies is sim
plicity itself. No cumbersome long
dresses are worn there are but four
garments, a little shirt of linen and a
similar garment of fleece lined pique,
the diaper and a wrapping cloth or
lounge. The baby is done up in this
latter garment in a very neat little
package with only it head sticking
out, much as an Indian mother would
attire her papoose.
A more detailed description of these
baby garments, as shown in the accom
panying reproductions of photographs
of them, is as follows:
Picture No. 1 shows a very tiny
shirt made of the finest and lightest
weight linen. It is called a shirt, but
it is in reality a jacket which opens
at the back. This shirt is put on baby
next to its body. Over that again, a
similarly formed garment as shown in
figure No. 2 is placed. This is made of
a fleece-lined material called French
pique. Take notice it has small bands
so that the jacket can be drawn to
gether and tied in position. The onlv
fancy work on it is the fine scalloped
hem at the ends of the sleeves and
around the neckband.
Figure No. 3 represents a stomach
band. It is made of the finest French
flannel and is passed around the body
and is tied in position. When Mr. or
Miss Incubator Baby .is dressed, he is
laid flat on his back" on the dressing
table. The little linen shirt is first
put'on, next the diaper is placed in po
sition, then comes the stomach band,
then the pique jacket is slipped over
the shirt. Afterwards the garment as
seen in figure No. 4 is put on. It is a
bag-like arrangement which fastens at
the waistline and is a sanitary gar-
ART
*OEM
THE INCUBA TOR BABES
AN INCUBATOR BABY'S CLOTHES.
Showing the Individual Garments Supplied for Each Little Child.
The pressing need for an industrial art
school is being emphasized by the phe
nomenal success of the summer school
of design of the handicraft guild.
There is being the most urgent request
made for the continuance of the school
on a permanent basis with the present
faculty as the nucleus on which to
build a complete crafts school. The
matter is under serious consideration
by the directors of the school and others i
i
AN INCUBATOR BABY
Showing the Tot In Its Full Regalia.
ment that is used particularly for in
fants in France.
Figure No. 5 represents the wrapping
cloth or lounge, as it is called. This is
made of the same material as the ia-ket
fleece-lmed French pique. Tms lounge
or wrapping cloth is wrapped around
the child from the waist line doun and.
fastened in position with small safety
pins.
When this is in position, the incu
bator's baby's costume is complete, and
then he or she has the appeaiance of a
little mummv. For tfie next eight or
ten weeks after it has been placed in
the incubator, this is the ipgulation
wardrobe alwavs the sam in appear
ance, spotless white, exreptmg for the
silk ribbon or sash around its waist
and the tinv silk ribbons which fasten
the sleeves at the wrist in the form of
bow knots. The silk sash and these
tinv bow knots are alwf^s pink or blue
in color, pink indicating a gal and
tha blue indicating a boy.
trate books, but to make beaut if ullv
everything we make in sho.it, to b^ar
tifv life generallv. When rn looks
at the costume in anv modem street
one cannot but feel that our art iias
failed in accomplishing its function.
Miss Huston does not ad\ocate tha
return to any of the old. picturesque
modes that suited their time and envi
ronment, nor does she condemn all
modern fashion. She savs that occa
sionally something excellent appears,
but that fashion will not permit t'la
continuance of good things. As an
ilustration of the esthetic sins she
interested"and there is a prospect that savs. -The suitabihtv of color to_ma-
September will witness the opening of
a new and permanent educational in
stitution of great importance to the
artistic and industrial future of the
northwest.
The hard "work of the school will be
varied tonight by an informal social
gathering of the students and facultv
and others interested in the school at
the guildhouse, 926 Second avenue S.
The most significant thing about the
summer school is that it includes among
its pupils nearly all of the strongest
local craft workers who are improving
the opportunity of gaining inspiration
and instruction in their various lines.
Most of the remainder of the local stu
dents are principals or teachers in the
public schools. The management of the
school and the faculty are pronounced
superior to any summer school that
has ever been conducted in the west.
The Beard art galleries have on ex
hibition for a few days a collection
of Arundel prints owned by Mrs. A.
C. Whitney of St. Cloud, who brought
them back with her as souvenirs of a
European trip. They are reproductions
in the original colors of the most fa
mous works of the old masters and
represent the highest tvpe of printed
color work. Mrs. Whitney's selections
include five panels of Van Eyek's
famOus alterpiece, -"The Adoration of
the Lamb," some of the Brancacci
chapel frescoes and several famous
madonnas.
In the same gallery is a group of
water color paintings of roses by Mrs.
Mary Austin Oliver of St. Paul. One
of these, an arrangement of yellow
roses, won a silver medal at an exhibi
tion of the American Art society. Floral
color and beauty of form has been
lovingly interpreted with a strong
handling.
The midsummer number of the In
ternational Studio has a strongly
worded protest on the inartistic qual
ity of dress. It refers to English con
ditions, but in general the remarks
are equally true in the United States.
The writer. Miss Mary Huston, savs:
"Tho architects, decorators and crafts
men durinc the last twenty vears have
done much to create a general improve
ment taSte with regard to our sur
roundings, there has been no such
change effected in our notions of what
is best and most appropriate in cos
tume i.
"It ought not"" to be necessarv to
sav that the function of art is not
Clio Bracken, is still comparatively
necessarily to paint pictures or to illu*
terial is often lost sight of. What
could be mor inappropriate to a rouch,
unwashable tweed that a color like tur
quoise, strawberrv pink and those
abominations known as "pastel
shades.''
The idea that an unchanging but
good mode or modes would be monoto
nous is vigorously combatted and the
use of readv made garments and all im
itation heavilv scored. Among the chief
positive suggestions are th" follow
ing:
"Speckled materials, such as tweed,
may be serviceable for tovn wear T5ui
is it kind to others to add to tho gen
eral gravness and griminess bv spend
ing our lives in such neutral colored
raiment? Surelv deep indigo bine,
darkest green, dark brown and dark,
duskv purple would be suitable for the
darkest day and for the muddiest
street, and vet they would relieve the
general gra\ness and give a ^somber
richness.
"Let each of us consider what is
the most appropriate costume in which
to work let us have it well made bv
ourselves or others, not following ex
aggerations of fashion, and with no
imitation ornament of anv kind upon
it. Let us design quite a different dress
in which to plav, and not wear taw
dry finery on working davs."
The July Craftsman quotes a great
artist as saying, "There are not a
dozen women geniuses diving in tho
world at present. Not half of these are
Americans, and one woman who un
doubtedly has genius with a wonder
fully various power of expression. Mrs.
unknown. She has worked quietly and
with the serious dignity that sometimes
wins recognition, but never pleads for
it."
The article on Mrs. Bracken's work
defines genius in a war that throws
light on the estimate of her artistic
achievements. It calls genius the pow
er of expressing in art bv icstincj
what one has not experienced, of sym
bolizing what one has apprehended
thru the imagination without feeling,
of gathering up by some mysterious in
sight the universal harmonious poetry
ot life into some one art.
Mrs. Bracken'8 genius has mani
fested itself equally purelv decora
tive art and in industrial art. She is
"most decidedlv one of the frontiers
men in the feeling new in America that
all interior tlecoration should be good
art. She contends, as do all the new
school of industrial artists, that all
architects, interior decorators, furniture
makers and bric-brac dealers should be
trained artists, and she pro^e* the
truth of her ideal in her horns and
studio.
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