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The master comes in and an
odd scene ensues. The woman is
Adelaide, His sweetheart of twen
ty years ago This she tells him,
but he cannot hear and stalks im
patiently about the room, wishing
she would go. At last, as he is
dashing past, to run away, she
lifts her veil.
He recognizes her and is over
come with emotion. The great
musician sits down and the
woman kneeling beside him tells
him that she has come to be his
that she has divorced her husband
and they need never part again.
Beethoven, almost in agony,
tries to discern what she is say
ing, but in vain, and finally con
fesses to her that he is deaf and
has not heard a word Her sym
pathy is addedto her loVe, but the
musician .refusing to burden her
with an afflicted life 'such as his,
sends her away.
As the curtain descends he is
beating the piano like a madman,
in his grief -and 'despair. '
Bispham's make-up -was an ex
cellent characterization of Bee
thoven's portraits, his fine voice
made his words intelligible to the
farthest corners of the house and
his acting was such as to lead
those who saw it to think he could
have taken a high place oil the
dramatic stage had the concert
field not called him.
"Did you lend that forgetful
friend of ours that book hp asked
"Yes But I took care to bor
row his umbrella the same day'
Observe hpw they 'rob you at
your breakfast table, Coffee
crops were fine down in Brazil.
About 6,000,000 bags were being
produced and.the priqe was 6 to 7
cents per .pound.
Then J. 'Pierpont Morgan &
Co., the First National and the
Natiohal City banks of New York
city lent the Brazilians millions
to limit the! production (pr deliv
ery) and maintain prices profit
able to American and other cof
fee dealers Now- the production
isOOO.OOO bags-and the price is
3 to 14 cents per pound. This
according to ifiany New York
coffee dealers at, the money trust
investigation. v - '
Plain, -unadorned,, coarse hold
up.? But will some of .your states
men some of the gentlemen who
are running for the presidency
fo,r instance please tell us what
law we.havcthat reports or what
law we can make that can reach
such brigandage. There is only
one-answer. Let Uncle Sam do
We mean exactly that Uncle
Sam should go into the coffee
business to break the infamous
cinch held on the American con
sumer by foreigners aided by
King Morgan and his court.
Some philosophers express con
cern over Vincent Astor's mis
fortune in suddenly inheriting
$75,000,000. But most of 'em are
praying for a little piece of the
same sort of bad luck.