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Indies, rags. Instead of the dazzling '
gleam of jewels, the hectic glitter of
death in his-eye!
Just in time theyhad found him.
When they had carried bim-M)h, so
tenderly! to the house, and the doc
tor arrived, it was to tell them that
another hour in inattention might
have ended in his death. I
"1 stole up to the house weak, al
most fainting," David Smith told
them when he was convalescent.
"Then ragged and ashamed, I could
not go in. But there was mother's
bread. I took it, not the dog, not this
grand splendid hero to whom I owe
my life in discovering me later that
And the night of a grand family
jubilee, attended, too, by the faithful
sweetheart of old times, the faithful
animal was awarded a post of honor.
DIARY OF FATHER TIME
The ancient actors used in their
performances a great deal of gesti
culation, which was made necessary
by the immense size of the theaters,
in order to supply the defects of the
voice. This led to an extraordinary
practice in the latter period of the
Roman theater namely, that there
were two persons employed in the
representation of one character.
Levy, the historian, relates the par
ticular incident which gave rise to
tnis practice. The poet Livius An
dromecus was called by the plaudits
of the audience to repeat some fa
vorite passage so frequently, that his
voice became inaudible through
hoarseness and he requested that a
boy be allowed to recite the part
while he himself performed the
It was remarked that his action
was much more free and natural
on being relieved from the labor of
utterance, and hence it became cus
tomary to allow this practice in
monologues or soliloquies, and to re
quire"both voice and gesture from the
same actor only in colloquial parts.
BE-TROUSERED MAQGIE SAYS '
Miss Maggie Teyte and Her Trousers.
New YorkrOct. 15. Maggie Teyte,
the diminutive -English soprano, who
will appear.with the Philadelphia
Chicago opera company, arrived on.
the Kaiser Wilhejm der'Grosse wear
ing "boy's clothes." In a pair of
knickerbockers;sheskipped about the
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