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vsa MVS BOUBTliSS Basil 0F
So manT Washington people stop there. It Ik
a homelike house, jnst such a place as you would
pick out to spend your vacation at. A really
g**x1 ntMl bountiful tab!* (we owe our reputation
principally to this feature*. Electric lights
throughout; dance room, mrisic and homelike
comfort. *1.2". dally: $7 weeklr and mi during
Miller Cottage and Annex,
y to 15 North Georgia Are.
J. and F. L. NIXON.
otrr/fieMHr/T^ Tennessee are., third hotel |
ff^CiniaJiCrLWini, from iM.u,h; a refined house |
for rice people; ocean view; private baths; ele
vator; home cooking; capacity. 200. $* ?u> wkly.
/Co fiverprrrn *)? -Michigan ave. Home com
COlWyn, fort*. Coul rooms. Good table.
" * "Wc.tHmliGtii*.
(Fireproof), built of brick, stone and steel. South
Carolina ave. and Beach, Atlantic City. N. J.
Near piers and attraction" Liberal management.
Capacity. 40O guests; 100 rooms with bath, sin
gle. en "suite. Spacious piazzas. Elevator. Ex
cellent table. White service. Orchestra. Terms;
American plan. $9.00 to $15.o<i weekly; $2.00 to
S3 on rtailv. Special September and family rates.
CATION nut THE PRICE. Write for literature.
anZS-7t.l4 C. E. POPE. Pr-p.
Hotel Oeville,
Kentucky ave. and the Beach. Open all I lie year.
Capacity, 350. Thoroughly and modernly ap
pointed. Booms slng'e or en suite, with private
oaths; elevator to street level; extensive porches;
excellent In table anil service. Special Septem
ber and fall rates. 510 up weekly. $2 ira <laily.
Write for booklet. J. I'. GIBE it SON.
Pacific and Arkansas aves.. 100 yards from
Beach. Boardwalk and Million-dollar Pier. Only
moderate rate hotel having private entrance
from beach. The use of well appointed bath
bouses on premise* is free. Public and private
baths, with hot and cold sea 1 water. Choice
table supplied daily from noted Lexington farm
and dairies. White service. Special, $S to $10 j
weekly. SI.30 to S'{ daily. Illustrated booklet j
Dialled free. Liberal ownership management.
square from Million Dol
lar Pier and Reading Dejiot. Excellent table.
$7 per week up. Mrs. S. MILLS CO.
Grand Atlantic Motel,
Virginia ave. and the Beach. Atlantic City. N. J.
Capacity. 000 guests. This hotel has added
many Improvements, more new sen-?rater baths,
and Is newly and elegantly furnished. The rooms
are the largest and finest in the city. Hotel has
highest elevation and entire open surroundings.
All rooms contain from 2 to rt windows. 150
rooms have hot and cold sea-water baths, also
public hot sea-water baths. The table is Sup
plied fresh dally from the hotel's farms. Special
rate. American plan. $10. $12.50, Sl."? per week,
$2.50 daily. European plan. $l.."i0 daily. S|te
clal September and October rates. Orchestra.
Coaeh<-s meet trains. Write for literature.
au27-7t.l!i CHARLES E. COPE.
The AII be marie,
Virginia ave. near Boardwalk and pier?; 100
large, cool front rooms, all-metal beds. Private
and public baths. Elevators. 4.000 ft. wide, cool |
porches. No better table anywhere, supplied
direct from own farms and dairies; white ?erv
lce. Music. Special rates, $8, $10. $12.50. $15
op weekly. $2 up dally. Booklet. J. P. COPE.
X A RAO T1MM Connecticut ave. and
fl 1U>>if\, UlNl", Beach. Ideal location.
Ocean-view rooms. Excellent table: homelike.
$8 np weekly. A. M. DUNN.
New York ave.
9 near Beach and
>11 attractions. Elevator. Moderate rates.
au25-14t,4 Mrs. D. KNAPBR
Motell (Dteteinndl -*tlantlc city, n. j.
IllUtUCil vU'aa.dllKUl, Whole block ocean
front. Capacity 800; hot and cold sea water
baths; spacious porches overlook ocean and
Boardwalk; orchestra. Special September and
October rates, $12.50 up weekly; American plan.
Booklet. Electric coach meets trains.
au23-7t,10 D. P. RAHTER, Manager.
Hotel Wiltshire, j
Virginia ave. and the Beach, overlooking the
famous Steel 1'Ier and adjacent to the best
bafhiug beach and all leading attractions. Thor
oughly modern and attractive hotel, with ca
pacity of 350; containing elevator from street,
private baths with single rooms or suites, spa
cious porches, commanding view of the Board
walk. etc. Eapeclally noted for its table. Now
making a special rate for early season. $12.50
up weekly: $2.50 up daily. Bus meets trains.
Write for booklet. Open all year.
an22&2? SAM PEL D. ELLIS.
New York ave. and Beach.
Turkish, sea-water, electric baths. Fall rater.
Ksver cloned. Booklet. Coach at trains.
an2iS w.sASu tf-5
$2 TO $3.50 DAILY, $10 TO $20 WEEKLY.
T ID1 IPO If AH Maryland ave.. 50 yards
liValr lUlt\ll/^lU, from Beach and Steel Pier.
Beery hotel convenience, with home comforts.
Ownership management again, I. Q. KENDR1CK.
mhl4-Sn. w.sa.TSt.d
Hotel StSckmey, SXTOmT,,*;1
Elevator to street level. Private baths. Evening I
dinner. Electric lights. Fireproof. $2 to $3 daily, i
$10 to $15 weekly. L. V. STICKNEY.
au23 30t.5
Seaside House,
Sea water baths. Open all the year.
au22 -lOt-Ci F. P. COOK'S SONS.
Special rates for September.
Hotel Bo
Homelike. E. B. VOORHEES, Owner and Prop.
nu22 :?t-4
Hotel Sothera, t
steel pier; best location; capacity, 230: elevator;
pfivate baths: fine porches, etc. Special Sept.
rates. $10 up weekly. G.. L. CAKE.
If Going to Atlantic City
New York. Ph:la. or Wash.. D. C.. send 2 cents
postage for 80-pnge Ulna. Standard Guide. de
Scribing hotels, with rates, city maps and all
attractions. Invaluable. Sent orly by Atlantic
Atlantic City. N. J. au21-14t,8
Open all year. Virginia ave.. overlooking ocean.
Capacity. 300; elevator; steam heat; suites with l
bath and every convenience; best cuisine and j
?errlee: music. Special. $2.50 up dally. $12.50
Dp weekly. Booklet. SAMUEL D. ELLIS.
IPmfa/HrnrBSai Tenn. ave. and Beach. First!
IT I CUUfllEffl, hotei frora Boardwalk. Mod- ;
em family hotel. Unexcelled table. Special I
fall rates. Booklet. O. W. CARMANY.
St. Charles pi. and the
Beach. 200 large, airy
rooms, elegantly fur
nished. most with ocean view; private baths,
elevator, etc.; large porches facing the ocean;
cuisine and service famed for their excellence.
Special fail rates, $12.50 up weekly. Booklet.
Auto at station. U. J. DYNES.
Hotel Shorehainra, Virginia .ive.
Elevator. Private bath*. Oi>en surroundings.
$2 up dally. $10 up weekly. Booklet upon *p- \
plication. ? W. B. GOTTEN.
CnrmeSI Maryland ave. overlooking Board
WHJ11 IlVilB, walk; exclusive location; capacity. .
150: table and service unexcelled. Special rates j
for September. Booklet. E. A. BUCKMAN.
Hotel Iroquois,
Ocean end So. Carolina ave.; close piers and all
attractions; capacity. 400; elevator; private
baths; orchestra, etc.; white service. Special.
912.50 op weekly. Special September rates.
Always open. Booklet. W. F. SHAW.
walk. Fireproof. Elevator; private baths, etc.;
oeesn-vlew liedrooms; dining room on top floor.
Capacity. 250. Booklet. E. LOCKHART.
Hotel and Sanatorium,
Atlantic City, N. J.,
With Its elegant comfort and superior table and
service, la an Ideal place for a long or short stay.
F. L. YO!*NO. General Manager.
Information at Mr. Foster's. 14th st. opposite
WMard's. ? anl2-30t.i2
(-or" C?nn- and Atlantic
1 fllC Vlll LUS1, .Tea. Cap. 2w>. Superior
iccom. $7 to $10 weekly. Excellent home cook
ing. Desirable for families. Trolleya direct to
Ul B.B. stations and Beach. C. A. SHAW.
Cmnfpmnr Kentucky a vs., 100 yards
rrUnt.eSBet^, from beach. As good as
t??# best. Capacity, 250: new; homelike; eleva
tor; baths: phones: excellent table; white serv
ice: ocean rooms: metal beds; large, cool porches
svertook ocesn. Special. $8 up weekly; S1.B0 up
tally Sat. to Mou- S3. Booklet. W. F. WAITS.
Atlantic crrr. n7T.
the pier*. Tabic and service unsurpassed. Urm,
airv room*: newly furnished. Very reasonable
je25-7Bt.4 A. H. HUErr.
Berkshire Inn, o??^S'
$2 up daily: $S, $10. $12.50. $15 weekly; private
baths; cool rooms, with running water; cap.. 800*
elevator to street J. O. * J. E. DICKINSON.
FRANCIS, "?? Jss?;
Excellent service. A. COOOAN, Proprietor.
M. COOP AN. Manager. jyll-fl0t,4
Hotel Boscobel, Wi
elevator, line table. Write for special rate*,
booklet, menu and souvenir pencil.
21st season. Capacity. 35d. A. E. MARION.
Brick; 150 ocean-view rooms; elevator; private
baths, running water in rooms; white service.
Special. $10 op weekly. C. B. PBETTYMAN.
S. Car. are. and Beach; private baths; elevator to
itreet: snn parlor; capacity. 860; superior table;
onen alt tbe year. BRYAN * WILLIAMS.
LA BELLE INN. Souih ?^|l?
, ave. Dear besch.
White service. $1.50 np daily.
j*4-oot.4 j. YOinfaBLOOD.
The Madnsom, FaoS?,^i^tlcoc^T*
Boarilwslk and Arcade. Special rates after
Labor Day. J. K. DODMAN.
Asbury Park, N. J.. 3d and Ocean aves. Twen
ty-seventh season. Rooms en aulte, with bath.
Sua parlors. Booklet. 8. K1SMPB.
mhl 4-Sn. tu, th.sa. tf .6
MAY. N. J.
on Beach.
The Star Villa, i&S
Reasonable rates. Washington headquarters.
an7-.H>t? 4 M. L. RICHARDSON.
The Mamhasset, park8?.?.
Directly on ocean. Bay 2 miles
wide *t rear. Elevalor to street level. Station
h^fa-i Ifb2,."n',?- .Prtvate baths. For illustrated
A 1ro*" s- m- HANLEY. (late of
Savoy. Chelsea. Atlantic City)
le22-dtoJe2Si nc. t lien tu:thASu-a0t-12
IIOTEL. Mnskoka Lakes. Canada. Only a tew
honrs from Buffalo. The season's rnsh Is orer,
and iSeptember la the moat beautiful month In
Mnskoka. The best rooms now available. Golf
wlVe'Jlx- 5ron^3? ,n condition. L. W.
"SKivS?,,2*- Ro"" *? 0 ? ??t
C?aa City, Md.
speoial rates for families; large, airy rooms;
bathroomj. with shower bath attached. Mrs.
K. C. HASTINGS. Ocean City, Md. an2?-14t
MT. VERNON..,,?^an city. md.
Private hatha ? Mo"prn improvements.
The Dennis, ^
first-class Reduced rates for September. Apply to
au22-14t.4 Mrs. R. J. DENNIS.
The Oceanic, aas?J??it'u^?
Under new management. Large, airy room
Jy25 wna^tion. V. L TWINING.
Ml'lie Modern?Select?Popular .
Every convenience, every comfort. Capacity. 250.
Steam heat. The entire Pocono region presents
a panorama of bewildering beauty during Sei>
tember; booklet. ^ 1
my3h-?n.l?!l0?N- PWP" Mt' POCO??' *****'
In the mountain*; elevation 2.300 ft.; serea
different mineral waten free to guests; beautiful
scenery; pleasant people; good table; orchestra*
capacity, 750. Bate* one-half similar resorts!
mSEd-wE: ?" CARTE?- w- B-^aieI
FIELD. Mgr. Jy<MI0t
60 ml. from Wash, via Bloemoot; rafter rat
and water scenery; shaded grounds and drives;
nohlnir. boating, swimming; sprint beds- m
children; daily mall. R.F.D.: trtSpbon^TgoJa
fare: fresh meats, milk, fruits, fowls- $7 Mr
wk. till Nov.; circular Star offlee. or MAURICE
CAVEMAN. Castlemans Ferry. Clarks Oo^Va
Brookside Inn and Cottages.
Altitude, 2,500 feet. Send for Illuatrated book
let of the most ideal mountain resort in Amer
ica. E. J. KIRKPATRICK. Brookside, W. Va.
tain a of West Virginia. 56 miles from Wash
ington; many dally trains; good table: artesian
water. Rend for booklet T. a LOVETT.
Harpers Ferry. W. Va. mylO-tf
Harpers Ferry. W. Va. Open June 10. At.
tractive grounds. Table excellent. Terms mod
^Vtf.4 A- P" DAXI1CU ^
doors from Boardwalk, on finest ave. In Atlan
tic City; table first-class. 143 South Pennnyl
vanla nve.. Atlantic City, N. J.
altitude. 1.200 ft. Pure air. good water. AH
modern convenience* and no mosqultos. For
ier7Va?dT** Mr"- THOS. H. MYERS. Brad
dock Heights. Frederick Co.. Md. Je7-90t.5
distance from Edgeleas Station; table supplied
from our own farm and garden; $5 per week
Apply N. r>. HJTE. Oakton, Va. au29-3t?
room; rood board; reasonable; near car line.
Address Bo? 45. West Falls Church, Va.
areonvmodate a few more guests after' Aur
29: large, cool rooms; only 15 minutes' drive
from Blnemont Station. Address EDW
FINNELLE. Ronnd Hill, Va. an28-3t*
porches; shade; tennis; fresh milk and vere
tahles; near cars: reduced rates for rest of
season. Mrs. G. W. HEAD. auZ7-6t*
Open until Oct. 15; flshlna. boating, bathing
artesian water and daily mail; $5 per week Adl
dress W. H. P. BRYAN, Madison. Md.
salt-water bathing; boating; Ashing; good ta
ble: nieasant moms: $R per week. J. V. HAR
RINGTON. Falrbsnk. Talbot Co.. Md.
au20-f.sa.8a.lSt *4
Directly on Potomac. 3 miles from CMonial
Beach. Salt-water bathing, boating, fishing, free.
^ -T_ rooms; ifood ta^>le; large khad? oorchea
n^H^GOULDMAN. W|lkeia?ns P. O . ^
n! J"**?' Crnt *>""? K^ho, Tenieytown,
Chevy Cliase or Takoma lines under 40 mln
,fS?m?Tre*!ILI7: undM' 966 month for two.
Ifr?s 181. Star office.
Coloring Billiard Balls Bed.
From Ln Vulgarisation Sclentlflque.
It often happens that red billiard balls
more or less completely lose their color
and then present a disagreeable appear
ance. But nothing: is easier than to re
store their original color. To do this
dissolve some dried sorrel, after having
pounded and sifted it to assure solution,
in a small quantity of water placed in a
porcelain capsule large enough to take a
billiard ball. Heat this liquid till It is
tepid only, and add as a mordant about
ten drops of sulphuric acid. put the ball
to be colored ln the capsule and leave it
there about three-quarters of an hour, on
the corner of a stove, the temperature'not
being allowed to exceed from forty de
grees to fifty degrees centigrade. At the
end of that tlms take it away from the
fire and let it cool.
The operation is complete In from two
to three hours. Care must be taken to
turn the billiard ball from time to time
so that it may be colored all over for
the coloring matter is deposited and the
part of the ball at the bottom would be
too deeply colored.
When the ball is withdrawn from the
liquid it only requires wiping and then
rubbing strongly with a woollen rag to
make it brilliant again. . It may be fur
ther polished by means of cbamois leather
impregnated with colcothar.
(Continued from Second Page.)
have^ as their guests Miss Marie Baker
of Washington and Miss Agnes Travers
of Alexandria, Va., at their home, Ventry,
on the hill.
Last Tuesday night a benefit concert
for the Episcopal Church was held at
the Breakers, when a fine program was
rendered. An orchestra gave the open
ing numbers, followed by a recitation by
Miss Bessie Humphries; piano duet.
Misses Trainor and Donoghue; violin
solo. Dr. Philip Southard; piano solo,
Mrs. George B. Sharp; recitation. Mrs.
George J. Stafford; piano duet. Misses j
Humphries, and piano solo. Miss Cath
erine H. Dashiell.
Mr. E. L. Thompson, after a most de
lightful vacation spent in fishing, re
turned to his .home In Washington, hav
ing stopped at the Johnson House.
Mrs. Annie M. McCormlck and daugh
ter of Washington are spending the sum
mer at the Johnson House.
Mrs. Harry Moreland. Miss Mamie Mc
Cullam and Miss Effie O'Neil of Wash
ington are staying at the Logan House.
Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Merryman and
Mr. Oliver P. Merryman of Baltimore.
Md? are guests at the Colonial Beach
Mr. and Mrs. T. Edward Kibbey and
son of Washington are stopping at Hotel
Byrd, also Mr. T. H. Hall and Mr. Wil
liam H. Sylvester. Mr. E. N. Jackson
of Takoma Park is also a guest there.
Mr. and Mrs. H. M. Fridley and daugh
ter and Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Keefe of
Washington are sojourning at the hotel.
Mr. and Mrs. James Williams of Wash
ington are staying with the latter's aunts,
Mrs. Cassie Alexander and Miss Mar
garet Stewart, at their home.
Mr. Joseph Stoddard and Mr. Benja
min Woodruff of the Capital city are be
ing entertained by Mr. and Mrs. Georga
Weaver at their "river-front home.
Mrs. Charles M. Keefer of Washington
entertained the past weejt the Misses Lulu
and Irene Fiester of Washington.
Mr. Roy Burnett and Miss Reba Fisher
of Washington visited the latter's mother.
Mrs. W. H. Fisher. Mr. Fisher also Joined
his family for the week end.
Mr. and Mrs. John Collier and daughter.
Miss Helen, of Washington, are guests of
Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Roper at their river
front home.
Mrs. J. S. Ludwig and son of Baltimore,
Md., and her sister. Miss Pearl Kesmodel
of Washington, are sojourning at Cedar
Croft. I
Mrs. J. McCarron and family have
closed their summer home on Lossing ave
nue and returned to Washington.
Mr. Ralph Keefer of Bloomlngdale was
host last Monday night to a party of
young folk, when he entertained the
Misses Edna and Lillian Eaton, Miss Min
nie Fowler and Mr. William Mulligan at
his home near Monroe bay.
Messrs. George and Louis Weaver of
Washington are spending this week cruis
ing In the lower Potomac and Coan river
on a fishing excursion. Very fine trout are
being caught each day.
Mr. Charles A. Fisher of Washington,
after spending the summer touring Eu
rope and just returning in time to join
the National Guard on its trip to Bos
ton, has now Joined his wife and children
at their river-front home here.
Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Haislip and family,
after spending the summer at their home,
Springfield cottage, have returned to
Washington. 1
Special Correspondence of The Star.
SPRING LAKE. N. J., August 28. 1909.
A tennis tournament on the courts of
the Hotel Allaire attracted much atten
tentlon this week among amateur tennis
players at Spring Lake, and among the
cottagers and hotel visitors, who gath
ered in groups on the lawn nearby, where
tea was served in the late afternoon, and j
watched the games.
A large bridge was given at the New
Monmouth Hotel tonight, where, among I
the Washington patrons are Mr. and Mrs.'
Irving G. Hough. Miss Marjorie Hoegb,
Miss Doris Hough and Mr. and Mrs. Sloat j
Warren. '
Mr. and Mrs. H. G. Hutchlns, Miss
Hutchins. Mr. Wilfred Hutchins and Mrs.
Gerald Ramsey of Washington are so
journing at the Essex and Sussex.
Mrs. James Hayward, Mrs. Langdon
Pierce and Miss Helen Spencer of Balti-1
more are spending the late August days I
at the Wllburton. '
The Allaire is entertaining Mrs. Henry
Hildebrand, Mr. Walter Hildebrand and
Miss Marion Wellington of Washington.
Special Correspondence of The Star.
BAY HEAD, N. J., August 28, 1909.
A large bridge party on the veranda ot
the Belleview the middle of the week fur
nished pleasant entertainment for the vis
itors at that hotel.
A Japanese cotillon Wednesday was the
chief event of the week at the Bluffs. The
ballroom was decorated most elaborate
ly in Japanese fashion with draperies of I
native silks and lighted by paper Ian-1
terns. The figures were novel and origi
nal, and the favors were pretty trlfiea
from the flowery kingdom.
Washington is represented at the Belle
View by Mrs. J. R. Fitch and Miss Slg
Mrs. J. B. Crane and Miss Crane late
ly arrived from Washington to spend the
remainder of the season at the Grenville.
Other Washington registrations at this
house Include Mrs. E. S. Belt and son
and Mrs. Walter R. Marsh.
The Bluffs Is entertaining Mrs. Helen
Martinson, Miss Martinson, Mr. Waldo
Martinson and Mr. and Mrs. Goeffrey
Wallace of Washington.
'Among the patrons at Warwick Arms
are Mrs. Frederick L. Houston, .Miss
Houston, Mr. and Mrs. Dana Creighton
and Mr. Dana Creighton, Jr., of Washing
Special Correspondence of The Star.
POINT PLEASANT, August 28, 1909.
Among the latft Washington arrivals at
the Hotel Lelghton are Mrs. Hamilton
Crosbie, Master Walter Crosbie and Mr.
and Mrs. Gerald Wetherbee.
Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Forsythe, Miss
Forsythe and Miss Henrietta Collins of
Washington are registered at the Lelgh
Miss Emily Coombs. Mr. >" Wallace
Coombs and Mr, and Mrs. Mortimer
Coombs are late Washington arrivals at
the Carrollton.
Special Correspondence of The Star.
August 28. 1909.
Stopping at the Avon Inn, where they will
remain through Stepember, are Mr. and
Mrs. R. Morganer, Miss Bessie Mor
ganer, Mrs. E. L. Richards, Mr. and Mrs.
N. G. T. Rosewell, Miss Violet Rosewell,
Mr. and Mrs. Charles V. Pierson, Miss
Hearkness, Miss Daisy Archlnell and Mrs.
John A. Dulot of Washington.
Visitors now at the Buckingham Include
Mr. and Mrs. F. D. Creeden, Miss Angela
Creeden, Mrs. T. H. Stem, Miss Anna
Stern, Miss Mildred Dobbins, Miss Pauline
Dobbins and Mrs. Charles E. Rand.
Visitors from the Capital City this week
at the Oxford are Mrs. F. R. Hill, Miss
Edith Hill, Miss Elizabeth Hill, Mr. and
Mrs. C. M. Dallas, Miss Marjorie Dallas,
Mr. and Mrs. F. G. Tanner, Mr. L. A.
Tanner, Mr. F. R. Westcott and Mrs.
Vernon M. Atkinson.
Special Correspondence of The Star.
CAPE MAY, N. J., August 28, 1909.
The activity at this resort continues at
the same tension as last week, which was
considered to be the greatest week of the
summer season. The prosperity of the
present summer has induced a number of
leading capitalists to become interested in
this' resort. One of the principal moves
toward Improvements was the signing of
the contract Tuesday between ex-Senator
William Flinn of Pittsburg, who is large
ly interested in Cape May property and
a heavy land ? owner, with Thomas J.
Mooney, a Philadelphia contractor, for
the erection of fifty cottages to cost at an
average of $5,000 each. In addition to
this, local contractors have agreed to
build five cottages an<l work has been
started on them at the location of Mary
land avenue near Madison avenue.
The summer band concerts will continue
to be given until Labor day. These con
certs are popular places of congregation
and are provided at the public expense.
The new ocean front pier will be start
ed in th? fall. The plans were drawn by
a former chief of the building department
of the United States Treasury, and'the
pier will contain an auditorium large
enough to hold conventions which gather
at the seashore in the summer season.
Mr. and Mrs. R. F. Strickland of Wash
ington are at the Hotel Lafayette.
Mr. and Mrs. John T. Bevins of Wash
ington are making the Stockton their
summer home.
Morgan Bradford, Jr.. of Washington Is
staying at the Hotel Cape May.
Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Austin, their son
Fred and their daughters, the Misses
Mabel and Verra, are among the Colonial
Hotel guests.
Mrs. J. M. Beaver of Washington is a
guest at the Virginia, accompanied by
her sons, Henry and Harburg.
Former Gov. Lon V. Stevens of Mis
souri, accompanied by Mrs. Stevens. Alex
ander H. Stevens and Capt. and Mrs. C.
E. Leonard, is a prominent guest at the
Mr. and Mrs. William Morgan Shuster
of Washington are guests at a Howard
street cottage.
P. Woodward has joined the Washing
ton colony at the Hotel Cape May.
Mrs. O. D. Darrell of Washington is a
Stockton Hotel guest. ?
Mrs. N. M. Blake and Miss C. M. Blake
of Washington are at the Stockton.
Mrs. ?. A. Phillips and Miss M. E.
Graves of Washington have apartments
at the Windsor.
Mr. and Mrs. T. W. Harding of Wash
ington are guests at the Elberon.
Mr. and Mrs. George W. Brown, Mr.
and Mrs. Thomas C, Williams and Mr.
and Mrs. E. S. Hetchner of Washington
are guests at the Devon.
Special Correspondence of The Star.
August 28, 1909.
Miss Bertha Spaar, Miss Aghes
Smith. Miss Emma McDanlel and John
C. Schutz of Washington are visiting
at the home-of Silas Hovermale.
Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Horner of Wash
ington are guests at the Hotel Dunn
Dr. C. H. Buchanan of Washington
was a visitor here.
M. G. Smith and son of Langdon,
D. C., were visitors here.
Miss Nellie Morris of Washington is
visiting Miss Julia Phillips.
Special Correspondence of The Star.
August 28, 1909.
The twenty-seventh annual Chau
tauqua has ended with the best attend
ance in several years. It Is thought If
the ban on trains stopping at Mountain
Lake Park Sunday would be lifted the
place would be greatly benefited as a
summer resort.
A charity ball was held at the Loch
Lynn Heights Hotel this evening. Many
society people from Oakland. Cumber
land, Deer Park, Fairmont, Washington,
Baltimore and other points partici
Miss Ruby Johnson of Washington Is
the guest of Mrs. C. B. Cropp at Oak
Charles O. Brill and son Milton of
Washington have been spending some
time at Oakland.
Mrs. B. S. Foreman and children of
Washington are sojourning near Oak
Special Correspondence of The Star.
BAR HARBOR, Me., August 27, 11)09.
The last week in August has shown no
diminution whatever in the round of gay
etles for Bar Harbor's sjimmer colony.
Usually there is a slump fifter horse show
week, but this year the contrary was the
rule. The present week, Instead, has been
a gayer one even than that of the horse
The main event of the week was the
Greek pastoral given at the building of
arts for the benefit of the Bar Harbor
Hospital. It was a decided change from
the conventional vaudeville entertain
ment that has been given each summer
at the Casino, and was under the direc
tion of Mrs. Albert Clifford Barney or
Washington, who wrote the words and
arranged the general effect. Over a hun
dred and fifty of the summer colofty took
part, and the grove at the rear of the
building of arts made a splendid setting.
The costumes were elaborate and classi
cally correct, and were arranged by Mrs.
J. Madison Taylor, Mrs. Amory and Mrs.
Timothee Adamowski, with the advice
and assistance of the two artists, Au
gustus Franzen and William Ordway
Ambassador James Bryee, who has been
spending some days in Canada and the
eastern part of the state, looking over
the boundary dispute between the United
States and Canada, has returned to his
Northeast Harbor summer home.
Mrs. Dudley Olcott of New York enter
tained at dinner Wednesday evening.
Mr. and Mrs. S. Megargee Wright gave
a large reception at the Pot and Kettle
Wednesday in honor of Miss Eleanor
Wldener, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
George D. Wldener. who will make her
debut in the Quaker city next fail. It
was attended by about a hundred and
fifty dancers.
Mr. and Mrs. Henry C. Emmet of New
York entertained at Silver Birches Fri
day evening, their entertainment taking
the form of a baby party, at which some
of the best known of the young people of
the summer colony attended, wearing
baby clothes and playing the games of
childhood. Dancing was enjoyed later.
Some sixty guests were present.
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Tilton Bowen en
tertained at a large reception Friday at
Baymeath, in honor of Miss Elizabeth
Winthrop Stevens, fiancee of their son.
De Koven Bowen. Some six hundred
guests were present and the cottage was
elaborately decorated.
The last of the weekly handicap tourna
ments at the Kebo Valley Club came off
Saturday. There has been the largest
attendance at Kebo and the greatest
number to take part In the competitions
of any year for a number of seasons
back. The year will close without the
usual deficit, and there is a renewed In
terest In golf.
Special Correspondence of The Star.
PINEY POINT. Md.. August 27. 100?.
Bathing has been exceptionally good the
past week with the high surf and warm
water. Fish has also been plentiful, with
large trout, taylor. etc. Capt. J. W. Bartley
of Washington had an unusual experience
in catching a flying fish. It was about
ten inches long and had wings like a
bird, something seldom seen in these
waters. Capt. Bartley tried to preserve
the fish as a relic, -but could not do so
on account of lack of proper solutions.
About twenty-five people from Heats
ville, Va., spent the afternoon and even
ing here last Wednesday and had a
pleasant time. They took supper at the
hotel, after which a dance was had in
the ball room.
Mr. and Mrs. R. Howlett of Washington,
have returned home after a pleasant stay
here for two weeks.
Mrs. Mary M. Simpson Is staying with
her daughter at cottage No. 1. She will
probably stay over Labor day.
Sergt. and Mrs. Montgomery and
Charles Montgomery returned home last
Thursday after sojourning here for sev
eral days. Sergt. Montgomery has pur
chased a lot and intends to build a bun
galow in the early spring.
N. B. Scott and son left Thursdty for
Washington, after spending several days
at the hotel.
Moonlight sailing has been an Interest
ing feature of the past week. The breeze
has been good and every night parties
would enjoy a sail around the river.
W. A. Hall of Washington was here
last Wednesday with a party on board
the launch Gregory.
F. E. Court of Washington has com
pleted plans for his bungalow to be erect
ed in the subdivision adjoining the hotel.
He is going to name it Court House.
C. E. Ingllng, who has been cruising
in the wat$r in this vicinity, and as far
down as the bay. has returned home. He
vaa aecomoanted by Mrs. Ingling and
son, who have spent the past month at
the hotel, Jtiss Ethel Ford also returned
home on the launch as the guest of Mrs.
Inkling. .
Piney Point received a visit last wee*
from Gov. Crothers of Maryland, who has
been cruising from Annapolis in th? police
boat. A rousing good welcome was Riven
him a:.d he was much pleased with the
reception. The governor was introduced
to all the guests, after which he was es
corted over the entire place. The gover
nor stated he was glad to have the op
portunity to visit Piney Point and that it
was one of the prettiest places between
Annapolis and Washington. He spent
several hours here and a grand send-off
was given him on his departure.
Great preparations are being made for
the annual Labor day tournament and
i ball to be held at the Point. The course
is being put in readiness and the arches
are up In their places. The entries are
expected to be heavy and the crowd
large. Word has been received that sev
eral Washington people will spend that
day here, so we look forward to a great
A large party of young people arrived
from Washington recently for a month's
stay at the hotel. There are about thlrty
flve In the party and a Jolly time have
they had. Straw rides, crab and water
melon feasts, etc. help along the festiv
ities. The Misses Louise and Josephine
Mack entertained several times with sing
ing , .
The following are some of the late
arrivals from Washington at the hotel
l?nd cottages:?Mrs. J. H. Mack ? and
family, Mrs. Iola E. Braddock and family,
Mr. and Mrs. Walter Thornton and fam
ilv, Mrs. Pauline Thornton, Mr. and Mrs.
George Mack. Mrs. W. H. Thomas and
daughter, Mrs. T. E. Clark and sons, C.
H. Best. Miss Miriam Simons, Mr. and
Mrs. Hazen and daughter, Mr. and Mrs.
Glacchettl and daughter, Mrs. Dunnlng
ton. Miss Mildred Dunnlngton.
Special Correspondence of The Star.
GENE7VA, August 10, 1009.
It would be safe to say that the entire
district known as the region of the lake
of Geneva is just now the rendezvous of
American tourists. Your correspondent,
accompanied by some home folks, has
just returned from a pleasant tour of the
lake, visiting Lausanne. Vevey and
Montreux, and then proceeding along the
Rhone valley, and calling at Zermatt.
Everywhere I found that with the re
turn of fine weather the number of
Americans has sensibly Increased, and
hopes of a good after season are now
entertained. At Lausanne, upon inquiry,
I was informed that the latest figures
showed 1,005 Americans registered during
the course of a single week. One meets
them everywhere, on the lake steam
boats and In the trains along the valley,
the fair sex predominating.
The city of Geneva is always popular
with Americans, who, because of its
cosmopolitan character, liken It to Paris,
only smaller and perhaps for that reason
more comfortable. The prevailing habits
and customs are distinctly French, the
ladles being well gowned and decidedly
chic, while the street life has the gay
and animated character that so distin
guishes these old-world cities where the
pursuit of pleasure is of .equal impor
tance to that of commerce. In such cities
it is possible to promenade In the' true
sense of the word, the philosopher and
student of human nature finding much to
observe. * ?
Miss Gibson, the sister of the well
known artist, has been here since last
winter, and proposes staying on through
the season. She enjoys the distinction
of being the most stared at American
girl In Switzerland, and Is in great re
quest at charity bazaars since her recent
successful sale of flowers, when she took
in more than all the other women to
gether. 8he recently told an acquaint
ance that whenever a stranger is Intro
duced, one of the first questions she is
asked is, 'Are you one of the original
Lausanne has always been beloved by
those possessing a genius for art and
literature. Voltaire said that it was here
that he had spent the happiest days of
his life. Many are the great writers who
have admired the quaint nooks on the
shores of fair Lake Geneva, and so. one
is not surprised to find that these charm
lng places excite the admiration of the
thousands of Americans who yearly come
here. No matter at what season, wheth
er in the springtime, when everything Is
fresh and green and the air Is filled
with the perfume from the fields of
narcissus, which extend for miles along
the shores, notably in the neighborhood
of Vevey and Montreux. or whether dur
ing the summer months, when nature
displays her fully developed charms, the
resorts on the mountain sides have al
ways their American colonies.
Among the Americans who have lately
made Vevey their headquarters are: Mr.
and Mrs. Charles D. Cryder of New
York; Mrs. A. H. Fowler and her daugh
ter of Washington.
On the new electric line from the
Rhone valley to Chamonlx a service of
auto carriages has Just been introduced,
and because of their comfort and adapt
ability for sight-seeing are proving very
popular conveyances. This new line is
gaining in favor very rapidly, and the
number of Americans who choose this
way of reaching Chamonlx Is steadily
I was particularly Impressed by the
Journey from Viege to Zermatt, which
is one of the most picturesque in this
land of scenic marvels. At every turn
of the road one encounters something
awe inspiring, and the line is a clever
piece of engineering skill. On the occa
sion of my visit I found the little village
transformed Into a veritable metropolis,
and on every s de could be seen outland
ish costumes, and one heard a babel of
foreign tongues. Among those registered
from Washington were I>r. and Mrs.
Wall. *
Ancient Paper Money.
From Harper's Weekly.
Paper money?properly guaranteed?Is
now generally recognized throughout the
world as the most satisfactory and con
venient form of currency. It is not, how
ever, afe Is very generally supposed, a
comparatively modern idea.
The celebrated traveler. Marco Paulo of
Venice, was the first person to announce
to Europe the existence of paper money
In China under the moguls. It was subse
quently Introduced by the moguls Into
Persia, where their notes were called
djaou, or djaw, a word evidently derived
from the Chinese word schalo, signifying
"a want of specie."
The fact of the moguls having, In China
and Persia, made use of paper money, has
induced the belief that they were the orig
inators of it. But In the history of
Tchinghlz-khan, and of the mogul dy
nasty In China, published In the year 1720,
the author speaks of the suppression of
the paper money, which was In use under
the dynasty of the Soung, who reigned In
China previous to the mqguls; and he also
mentions a new species of notes which
were substituted for the old in the year
"The original financial speculation of the
Chinese ministry to provide for the ex
traordinary expenditures of the state,
which were exceeding the revenues, was In
the year 110 B. C. At this period were In
troduced the phl-pl. or value In skins.
These were small pieces of the skin of
deer, which were kept In a pen, within
the palace walls. They were a Chinese
sciuare foot In size, and were beautifully
ornamented with painting and embroid
ery. The price of those skins was fixed
at a sum equal to about $05.
Mangka Fruit of Malay Archipelago
From the Sew York Herald.
The fruit called mangka in the Mala)
archipelago hangs on- short stems and
grows directly out of the thicker woody
parts of the tree, which, to begin with,
is a surprising sight to us North country
Often in the leather-like rind of the
fruit are found hundreds of seeds about
the size of a pigeon's egg. surrounded by
a not particularly tender mesocarp. Many
are the opinions about the flavor of this
latter. It seems to me peculiar and aro
matic. The people of Java and Malaysia
appear to be very fond of it. judging by
the quantities of this fruit consumed.
The wood of the mangka tree is also
greatly esteemed. The root especially Is
utilized for wood carving. At first rather
pale, it later resembles mahogany in
Skillful Driring.
Prom London Punch.
First Irishman (in London tube)?SOre
an' tis a mighty sthrange way of trav
' Second Irishman?Bedad. 'tis a wondher
we don't sthrlke and burst some wattaei
Eat Lettuce and Cress and Things
of That Kind When the Days
and Nights Are Sultry.
From the London KxpreM.
There Is good reason for supposing
that Nebuchadnezzer was the first really
conscientious vegetarian; anyhow, * he
made salads popular, and for this, if for
no other reason, his name should be held
In high honor.
Every year when the hot spell comes
round we are told with more or less em
phasis that we ought to eat more salads,
for they are healthy, cooling and satis
fying. "Grass" is perhaps a somewhat
generic term, and should really include
lettuce in Its many varieties as well as
nearly all vegetables, green and other
Many otherwise quite worthy folk
seem to think that salad means lettuce
only, and so widespread is this ignorant
misconception that one may ask for
"salad" In almost any greengrocer's
shop and be served with lettuce?and per
haps a Jumble of mustard and cress.
Salad, however, is a generic term, and
according to some authorities owes Its
origin to the word salt, implying some
thing that cannot be eaten or satisfac
torily enjoyed without the addition of
more or less salt. This is as may be.
Anyhow, almost anything In the vege
table kingdom may be made into a salad,
"excepting always." as a French clief
once said, "Cigar ash and horse-chest
"Green Meat."
Sir Thomas Browne, in the "Religio
Medici," says:
"I could digest a salad gathered In a
churchyard as well as In a garden. I
wonder not at the French, with their
dishes of frogs, snails and toadstools: nor
at the Jews for locusts and grasshoppers;
but being among them make them my
common viands, and I find they agree
with my stomach as well as theirs."
That the eating of green meat is, and
ilways hag been, bound up with healthy
human life scarcely needs argument;
even Chaucer knew that it would "re
fresh their great unkindly heat," and
Shakespeare's Jack Cade remarks that a
salad "Is not amiss to cool a man's
stomach In the hot weather." Cleopatra,
too, refers to her "salad days," when
Ahe was "green in Judgment, cool In
In Cogan's "Haven of Health," written
In 1580, It is said that?
Lettuse is much used in salets In the
summer tyme with vinegar, oyle. and
sugar and salt, and Is formed to procure
appetite for meate, and to temper the
heate of the stomach and liver.
It Is Idle to say didactically what is
good and what is bad to eat In hot
weather. A man or woman of sense will
eat that for which he or shes feels In
clined, and will have the requisite g&s
tronomlc gumption to avoid heating
dishes which become instinctively un
seasonable and unpalatable. With all
changes of the weather, sensible people
accommodate their diet to the meteoro
logical conditions. In the height of a
self-respecting and decently hot summer
fish is naturally preferred to meat, and
fruit plays Its strong suit because the
cooling Juices are Just what we yearn to
dally with when our appetites are a
little under the weather. All this Is, of
course, axiomatic.
A Few Hints.
When Pope Slxtus V was an obscure
monk he had a great friend in a certain
lawyer who sank steadily Into poverty
what time the monk rose to the papacy.
The poor lawyer journeyed to Rome to
seek aid from his old friend the pope,
but he fell sick by the wayside and told
his doctor to let the pope know of his
state. "I will send him a salad." said
Slxtus, and duly dispatched a basket of
lettuces to the invalid. When the let
tuces were opened money was found fn
their hearts. Hence the Italian proverb
of a man in need of money: "He wants
one of Slxtus V's salads."
To those who ignorantly imagine that
lettuce Is the be-all and end-all of salad,
save perhaps for the addition of bucolic
j beetroot or the flannel-grown cress, the
following hints may not be unacceptable:
Potatoes, cold. In slices, plentifully be
sprinkled with peas and a few broad
beans. Or, again, red cabbage and cu
cumber, or French beans all by them
selves. Or tomatoes and cucumber, or
carrots and cauliflower. All these are the
merest suggestions, and they can be
adapted and multiplied lnd^lnltely. As
to the mixture or dressing?" that must
necessarily be left to individual choice:
some people prefer a preponderance of
vinegar, others (and they are the more
knowledgable) think that three spoonfuls
of the very best olive oil to one of red
wine vinegar is the right proportion. To
this the addition of salt, pepper, mustard,
etc.. is a matter of taste. There are even
those who advocate mayonnaise sauce,
and in America it is considered a neces
sity. Now, unless a mayonnaise is per
fectly prepared according to the highest
tradition of the veritable kitchen, with
the newest of new-laid eggs and the most
refined of first-pressure olive oil, it is a
fraud, a delusion and a snare. As to
those who anoint their salads with a sort
of ready-made furniture polish in convo
luted bottles, they are long past praying
Good Oil a Necessity.
The late Sir Henry Thompson was an
authority on salads, as on most matters
gastronomical. Here is his prescrip
tion: Mixing one saltspoonful of salt and
half that quantity of pepper in a table
spoonful which is to be filled three times
with the best fresh olive oil. stirring each
briskly until the condiments have
been thoroughly mixed, and at the same
time distributed over the salad; this is
next to be tossed thoroughly but lightly
until every portion glistens, scattering
meanwhile a little finely chopped fresh
tarragon , and chervil, with a few atoms
of chives over the whole, so that spark
ling green particles spot, as with a pat
tern. every portion of the leafy surface.
Lastly, but only Immediately before serv
ing. one small tablespoonful of mild
French, or, better still, Italian red-wine
vinegar, is to be sprinkled over all, fol
lowed by another tossing of the salad.
It will have been noticed that great
stress has been laid upon having really
good oil. There is only one kind?the
best. The olive oil of Lucca, of Nice, of
Provence Is usually reliable if bought of
a responsible dealer. Really good oil
should be clear, nutty, fresh and prac
tically odorless. Many base imitations
are on the market made from cotton
seed oil, and even less appetizing things.
Avoid them all; they are pernicious.
The difference In cost Is trifling, and the
gain to the salad immehse. If good wine
needs no bush, then good oil needs no
A Long Boot.
From St. Nicholas.
The length to which the roots of trees
may grow Is shown by a fragment of an
elm root which was over fourteen feet
long. It was only three-sixteenths of an
Inch in diameter at the large end. It was
cut off by a plow at some distance from
the tree, so that the sise of the remainder
is unknown.
The tree grew at the edge of a piece of
woods, and the soil of the adjoining cul
tivated field is rather poor and dry. The
American elm loves a rich, moist soil,
and this slender root may have grown
to this extreme length in an effort to find
more favorable feeding conditions than
those afforded by the poor soli in which
it grew.
English Coffee.
From the London Chronicle.
The American opinion of coffee as un
derstood in the English home is not high,
and how the coffee of the English lodg
ings is esteemed may be understood from
the following traveler's tale. It was his
flrst morning in London "apartments,"
and his landlady came up with the break
fast, and as he began the meal opened a
slight conversation.
"It looks like rain," she said. -
"It does," replied the American, "but
it smells rather like coffee."
Writer, Who Calls Himself "Ameri
can Millionaire," Tells Why
He Prefers England.
From thr London Mall.
There is a good deal of agitation tmoni
my countrymen because a great many
Americans who can afford to live outside
the United States are purchasing homes
in England, or occupying one of the
many of your delightful and most com
fortable hotels.
I am of the opinion that this movement
is only in its infancy. England, with
its delightful town and country houses,
is likely to become the headquarters of
the more wealthy of the English-speaking
peoples, and there is a sort of roes,'*
justice in the movement. Inasmuch a*
the United States and Canada have bee?
almost entirely populated, to far as their
better elements are concerned, from Eng
land. Scotland and Ireland. One of the
real reasons so many of us are escaping
from America is the desire to be let
alone. In London, and. for the matter
of that, in Paris, though not so much
there as in London, people are accu^
tomed to mind their own business. Pri
vate gossip and scandal are at a mini
mum here, not only in houses, but in
clubs, and your newspapers do not print
il- .
My day, as a wealthy man in Eng
land, Is so entirely different from my day
in the United States that I will describe
both for the benefit of American friends
who may be desirous of Joining us in
life in this delightful country.
It is the London season. I rise at
half-past 8 or V? to a quiet meal, at which
we help ourselves, without the aid of
servants?who are not present at English
breakfasts?to the accompaniment of
newspapers that prefer world politics tS
what we call "neighborhood news." I
walk, or ride, as 1 choose, and there la
no crowd of curious spectators to watch
me as I make my exit. There Is, In fact,
no curiosity with regard to rich peo
ple in England. Only the other day
there died In England your Mr. Morri
son, one of the richest men In the world,
and I had never heard his name, nor
had anv of those at the clubs in which
the matter was being discussed. Mr.
Astor and Mr. Morgan, whose smallest
doings would be chronicled In the United
States, may move as freely as they please
here, and their private comings and go
ings are not recorded, for the simple
reason that no one wants to hear about
England's Lack of Class Feeling.
The absence of class feeling In England
Is another reason why many of us pre
fer to live here. The rich and the poor
are not divided into two hostile factions.
Every man has his place. There Is not
the rush, envy and malice of New York
society, with Its continual struggle of
western and Pittsburg people to get Into
that curious circle, "The Four Hundred."
New York society is not what It was In
my early days. When old Mrs. Astor
reigned supreme society In New York
was not at all unlike society in London.
There was no ostentation, and any per
sons of birth, brains or breeding were
freely admitted. Today It Is merely a
question of money, and such charming
salons as exist In London, where rank,
money and brains occupy about the sams
position, are now Impossible In most
American cities, and certainly In New
From a man's point of view, the con
stant dressing up of the American man
is extremely trying. Here, contrary to
the average American notion, there Is
very little formality of any kind; too
little, many people think. In these days
of what Is known as the "rat-catcher
style of dress adopted by the English
man. Such things as card learing and
calling are rapidly going out of fashion,
and one is free to do as one chooses.
If I desire to entertain at luncheon I
can ask whom I choose, provided, how
ever. that there Is something beyond'
food' to otter. Authors, actors, posts,
playwrights, statesmen, men of business,
distinguished foreigners, the delightful
members of your royal family, all mix
and meet here on terms that at first
amaze the American.
Now. at home I have to deal with peo
ple who are all shaped In the same mold;
for, able, virile and splendid as the Amer
ican man is en masse, you will realise
that there are very few outstanding In
dividualities in that population of ninety
Your political world, too. possesses a
charm which, alas! Is not yet possible
in America. The Idea of a younger son
of an American aristocratic family taking
part In the management of national af
fairs is almost impossible on that side
of the water. Mr. Roosevelt was a nota
ble, a fine, exception. Of late years we
have got to regard politics as a trade,
and a pretty bad one at that.
In London I am not perpetually stared
at, telephoned at, written at paragraphed
at. and libeled.
The afternoon Is spent here in any of
a hundred pleasant ways, and an Intel
lectual dinner is enjoyed without mention
of stocks and shares.
I have only one objection to your Eng
lish life, and that is your super tax on
the wealthy man, which we are still, I
am glad to say, able to avoid In the
United States.
"My Day in New Yoi(k.w
Now compare my day in the particular
American city which was my headquar
ters. I lived latterly In a palatial hotel,
beautiful in design, in mechanical oomfort
far superior to anything in England, but
over-decorated, over-heated, over-noised,
and with very little of the milk of human
kindness about it. Just as it takes half
an hour to get shaved In America, so
does It take twice as long to be waited
on at table. The waste of time In these
matters is intolerable to one accustomed
to the quickness of London. I am barely
awake when I am, once a week at least,
beset by reporters asking for Information
in regard to the affairs of my frienda
As like as not, were I to say a word?
which I do not do?it would be twisted
and distorted. Fortunately. I established
such a reputation for never speaking to
the newspapers that even when inter
views are ascribed to me my friends
know they have not taken place.
Hastening downtown to attend to ths
affairs of the corporation* wltti which I
am connected, I am snapshotted by pho
tographers. worried by impecunious ac
quaintances, hustled by tlme-wajrters sit
day long, so that concentration of busi
ness Is almost impossible. I am glad ts
return at night to my noisy hotel to seek
a little relaxation in a quiet dinner and
a game of bridge with a few friends?
which gets into the newspapers as a
huge gambling gathering.
Realism and the Actor's Art.
From thf New York Times.
If the press agent Is to have his way
our actors In the future must prove a
fitness for their tasks by previous ex
perience along the lines the various roles
suggest. Hereafter no blushing demoiselle
need expect to be trusted with the role
of married woman, no actress undertake
the responsibility of leading a stage child
along the road that leads to virtue and
the spotlight, unless she, the actress, has
already qualified as wife and mother.
These are the days of realism In the
drama. For a while It was enough te
have real pumps spurting real water on
the stage. But the artistic conscience
grew by what It fed on, and these sim
ple things will suffice no longer. In the
old degenerate days an English-*peak
ing actor who could go on and play an
Italian dialect part one night, a French
man the next, was thought to have
proved his versatility. Out of the de
sire for realism grew the practice of
casting the real foreigner for such parts.
But what becomes of the art of acting
under such a scheme? Fortunately, we
still have an occasional artist to prove
that the imitation Is better than tha
genuine on the stage.
Where will the new discoveries of the
press agent end? If the actress must
be wife and mother before she can de
justice to the wifely or maternal in
stincts on the mimic scene. Is It not
reasonable to suppose that we shall
come In time to have no Hamlets ' save
those who have really stood within the
shadow of the throne? With royalty go-'
lng out of fashion, perhaps It Is hut a
natural arrangement to find new sc? ?
patlon for deposed monarcps.

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