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drama on Broadway for the first
time, and the innovation seems to be
doing well. The drama is melodrama,
in this particular instance, but it's
good melodrama, and well acted.
"Underworld" plays haven't had
their day yet they stHl make their
bid for the coin of the theater-goers
who like a nice hair-raising evening.
The latest to make its appearance Is
v "Kick In," with John Barrymore at
the head of its cast. It's a good play,
of its kind, and excellently acted.
Walker Whiteside, who played a
sinister Jap in "The Typhoon," with
considerable success, is now to be
seen as a sinister Chink, in "Mr. Wu,"
ancr again he scores. "Mr. Wu" has
a long run in London, and bids fair
to repeat in this- country. The scene
is laid in China, by a young English
man. Mr. Wu decoys the boy's still
youthful mother to his home, and
there reveals to her that he is about
to dishonor her in revenge for the
wrong his daughter has suffered. A
tense scene 'ensues, the Englishwo
man being saved through Mr. Wu's
inadvertently drinking a poisoned
cup of tea.
THE CONFESSIONS OF A WIFE
ONE ROUND WITH JACK
(Copyright, 1914, by the Newspaper Enterprise Association.)
shop, now that I am well.
"Are you very sure she is not
Jack" came over to see me this
morning. I have .not seen him since
I spent the afternoon with him when
he was sick.
He is much thinner and looks rath
er discontented with himself and life
"Sitdown, Jack, and get it off your
chest," I said rather, flippantly, for I
saw that he had something to say.
"How did you know I had anything
on my chest?" he asked suspiciously.
"Has Mary told you?"
"I haven't seen Mary since I came
home from my visit to Dick, but any
one could tell that you were just
about bursting with some kind of a
scheme that you either want me to
help you with or help you out of.
"Now, my dear boy, I'm not the
least bit in sympathy with you andis my place.
you must make up your mind, first
of all, that I am ror Mary, nrst, last
and all the time. After these few
short words explaining my position
if you want to go on, why, just
Jack looked rather uncomfortable,
but he evidently thought he could not
make matters worse, so he said:
"Margie, I wish you would tell Mary
that there is no need for her at the
"Well, of course, she has done a
lot toward fixing things up. She has
instituted a circulating library and
made some splendid sales, but, hang
it all, I don't want my wife hanging
around my place of business."
"Dad told me that the shop had
dona-better business while Mary has
been there than any time for the last
"That may be so, but, you see, I
hadn't got the hang of it before Dad
was taken sick."
"You had a longer time to get used
to it than Mary had."
"See here, Margie, I'm not going
to have Mary in the shop all day. The
place for her is at home. The shop
"Why didn't you stay in it, Jack,
if that is the case? You know before
you were taken sick you neglected
the shop shamefully.
"I have been wanting to say a few
words to you for a long time, Jack,
but I did not know how to go about
it, and now that you have given me
the chance, and, because I helped
you with your marriage with Mary, I
feel that I have a Tight to do so.