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THE REPUBLIC: SUNDAY. rAFRIL 1, lflOO.
P''1' VSAAAlVAVVVSAVAVVVVVVVVVMVMy BIS" S! "HE li." II VICTORIA'S VISIT TO IRELAND AFTER FORTY YEARS. ELABORATE PLANS ARE BEING MADE FOR THE QUEEN'S COMFORT, SAFETY AND ENTERTAINMENT. I i .& 1 AAwlVsvvvlvvvA lvAwwvvvwvAA wvvwwwvwwvw X. THE QUEEN ' . TRAVELING IN HEK '' hlstoiic debates these still remain, an un mistakable testimony of Dublin's title to bo ranked among tho tfreat Cities of tho world. Thoso to whom the past secni3 always preferable to the present may claim that tlio Dublin of to-day lacks much of that charm which Charles Lever r-o well de scribed and which "In the old days" helped eo much to stamp thiq city with .1 dtstaict Individuality. Sow thl'i may be true, but even if ;.o the gain is far creator than tiro loss. Tho Queen will not tind In Dublin uny of the seniiliarbatlc splendor and squalor that characterized It v. lien jlns tija a girl, btit in their stead she will litid cleanliness, order and many other i vltlencea of latter-day prugrcsa Some pi ssimistlc courtier may tell her that the glamour h.ui vanished from the ittrectfi once trod Ly Grattan. Cun.iu, O'Conr.ell and the othrr Irish Immortal?; that file nenl not rxpeet to hear any sallies of lri:-',i humor; that, in fine, she Is going to a eiiy which may be highly prosperous, but whieii i) no longer picturesque. Foi ornately, tho Queen will bo able to Judge for hers-elf, and it Is entirely pafu to predict that she will Had the city pieturcsviue as well as pror-pcrou-j. Her Journey to Iiclaud will be speedy and unostentatious. She will travel from London to Iiolj head la her special sa'oon carriage. which is 4) feet In length and is bcautifily upholstond In d.irl; blue slik. Tho r iy.il train will run nt an average Fpeed oT from forty to forty-live miles an hour, and tho line will be cleared of all traliic half an hour before It Is due. Every precaution possible will be taken to Insure i comfortable, safe and undisturbed Jour ney. At th i.-vi i crossing. nothing will be per mitted to cross after the pilot engine h.is run through, and there will be men on duty Jt all these points thirty minutes before thte time. At IIolj head her Majesty Is expected to embark on one of tlio regular steamer."1, and within a fmv hours s,ho will be In Kingstown, whence she will go by rail to ho Vic. 'ecal Lodge. It U thought l'kcly by some that slio may ultimitely decide to crots tlio channel In her yacht, nnd. If so, sdie would doubtless go direct to Dublin In blind of to Kingstown. The Queen li wont to take with her on her trips to tho Continent a favorite dr.iskey and carriage and some household articles. Including a bed. Whether she will do so on tlth occasion has not been stated. As It has been announced, however, that she will es tablish her hcadfmirtora in Dublin, and will not make an extended tour of tho Prov inces, though It Is possible she may vlr.lt Belfast, Wlcklow, Klllarney and Cork, the probability I3 that sho will icavo her patient four-footed attendant at home, since, while there nro many pasant drives around Dublin, there Is not that seclusion which her Majesty so much enjoys when she tekee her daily constitutional on the Riviera. Though so many years absent from the sister isle, Victoria can recall as vividly as though they took place yesterday the en thusiastic scenes which attended her former visits. Tho heroism of her Irish soldiers in, the Transvaal had also appealed .strongly to her, and this visit must be regarded as In a measure a compliment to them. uaru 1 in j Ireland Is talking of nothing else- but the vlilt of Queen Victoria. In England it la exciting the liveliest interest. Elaborate arrangements arc made to in jure the comfort nnd safety of the Queen daring the visit. The Queen is exceedingly active for her age and Is fond of traveling. She has devised a system which reduces the discomforts of travel 10 a minimum. Her voyages for years have consisted of brief trips acros the Solent or the English Channel. Now she undertakes a long tea journey. Her railway trip to Holyhead will be made In her own special train, and fh,e will take a large suito to Ireland with her. Six months ago Englishmen would have laughed at any one who predicted that their soveteign would ever again cross the Irish Channel. In Ireland even the most loyal subjects had long given up hope of ever eeclng her there. One can imagine. therefore, how great was the surprise, not only In official circle?, but also throughout the United Kingdom, when the news spread that the Queen would soon go to Dublin, sad would remain there for some weeks, as the guest of the. Lord Lieutenant at the Viceregal Lodge. Thrice before during her long reign has Victoria visited Ireland-in 1SI9. 1SK and 1881. Memorable visits they were, and more pleasant. In one respect at least, than this one can possibly be, since &he was accom panied on each occasion by her husband, the late Prince Consort. A joyous wel come the Irish people gave her, and In the numerous places In which she visited there re many who even to-day gladly recall the glimpse which they obtained of her. Songs, humorous and grave, wero com peted and eung In her honor In IS 19 and 13. and while almost all have passed Into oblivion, one at least may still at times bo heard, that one which tells How the Quctn. rhe came to Dublin, fcrr hialth for to revive. And the bould ouJJ Duke ct Ielnster he took hrr for a drive. Dublin. Cork. Limerick, and even tha mnt rural dts-tricts have been much im proved since then, and In this sonso tiie Queen is practically going to a new coun try In Dublin, "dear, dirty Dublin," as a wit fond of alliteration long ago styled U. there nro to-day gas and electric lights, where half a century ago there were tuck ering lamps; there are speedy tiamcnrs In place of lumbering coaehe; in tho stores and private houses there are modern ap pliances in place of the old-fashioned methods. In a word, the Queen will find In the capital of Ireland quite as many comforts and conveniences as arc to b found in any other great city of Europe. Yet In no respect has Dublin lost lt In dividuality. The splendid public buildings, the beautiful squares, the magnificent park and tho lovely bay. which have so long formed Its most attracti-c features, still Impress even the casual visitor nnd compel liir: to admit that his guide book is right when It says that Dublin Is 0110 of tho most fascinating capitals fn Europe. As the Queen drives down SirkvlIIc street. one of tho finest thoroughfare."' In tho world, being 10 feet wide and 700 yaids long, she will surely be gladdened at tho sight of the numerous improvements, and ere she reaches the Viceregal Lodge she can readily see that as in London . hers-, loo. the march of progress hat wrought a beneficent change. The public buildings and other objects or Interest which have so long been con spicuous the will find either unaltered or beautified. Stephen's Green, with Its area of twenty acres; Phoenix Park, with lti magnificent expanse of nearly ,000 acres; Trinity College, around which cluster so many stories and legends, and which hai been- the Alma Malir of so many famous men; the Custom-bouse, Dublin Castle. Nelson's Pillar St. George's Church, with its steeple nearly 200 feet high, and tho Hank of Ireland, which was formerly tho Parliament House and tho scene of many m&mtmttMBK.iti fflfflmmwL H. Mii,u' My.-i' v . - ,.i-. g. OfrjgiA m i i. &Z& W 3Y&.3Jt . A&h'&x&A V r'?Sm&&Wm&ISZfflVMl-m V&M&&S2SWr-' w MimiSMijmm hi ' wi . 1 aaiwws?iWiTs &M&zma>tmmK. mi in m MIW I .. . ..,..., .11 WIUTTE.N- FOIt THE SUNDAT ItKPKP.Lta Where do yott think I went, Hstolle. the other nfcht with Will? Oh, tr on, euess; 1 know voti ettn. No. I'll not tell vott till you'vi- tried, at least, to mak one khoss. Oh! ko on. Stel. stiess where. Cee wniz: you struck it rislit, first time. Just think, "The Castle Squared No, Will ain't much on music. Stol. He likes the auto. harp, lint lie doesn't know the difference between a flat aa 't uiirt r. r iiintmi I likeii mi'm. an' win ne toon me me: f'&JtffiMv est setils. vou know, for Will ain't fiitide. We seen "ThtJ - :''j3Vr-1 uastie fctjuarc. ' we. Xovr, Will's hren laid up with a cold a ween or so, or more. He ain't hcen feeling very pood. His throat's so nwfttl pon he soaked a ra;,' in karosene. arouu' his neck ta wear. It made rae feci embarrassed, Stel. Just think, as 'Castle Sijuare." Yet, Will's all riIit enough, at that. But how'd you feel, Kstelle. to bo la my place? Karo.-one! L"t;ht how I hate the smell. Most everybody rubbered, too. S'ouie sniffed, I do declare. ItVt funny how eome people act, dressed up, at "Castle Square." But when the orchestra struck up an' they beffan to raise the curtain, Stcl, 1 ackchuly. lirst time in my liorn days, experienced the pleasure that musicians feel, I swear, when that there tiiniply gorgeous chord was ttruck at "Castle Square." Now, you know me, an' I can hum. An T can play a bit. But op'ra ain't like pop'I-T eonns although they make the hit. "Just tell 'em that you saw me" don't be gin. Stel. to compare with th' op'ra "Carmen" I heard sunt; that night at "Castle Square." That's so, 1 did forget to say the name of what we heard. But it w.ii simply gorgeous, though T didn't catch a word. You'd oughter saw the Foldlers, Stel. An' one sat on a chair, weavin' a chain for one he loved, that night nt "Castlo Square." Ho like" the auto-harp. Si'l &&& ?? Ill j!flH3$n mm Host everybody rub beriJ, too. Wcavdn a Chain for one he Loved. flill u (Mm III' -4 I HUUUUCI1 M ipalr. 1 11 ware!" ,.Jm 11 Instead of "Castle Squar'ev' tftW4.. I WHEN fflSS MiAH AND IRS. FME WiBM 1 YOUNGSHKo AGftODPOFHEWSTAGE STOMES WW' W,.Tii;i;?55$ I The First Actress "Who Kvcr "Wore a J.W0 Dress on tho Stage. xviurraw ron the etjxdat REruBuc. Jlbjfl Ada Behan's coming to this city after an absence of four years renews Interest In certain Incidents of her stage life, early and late, especially since she has not been In the public eye since the death of Augustin Daly at Paris a year or more ago. Ada Kc han was born at Limerick, Ireland. Her maiden name was Crchan, and her family moved to Albany when she was a child. The Crehans were poor, and as Ada grew tip she ' lielpcd out the exchequer by becoming a member of the old stock company at the Le land Opera-house in Albany. She supported many of the traveling stars, and by hard work and the best preliminary training pre pared herself for her most successful stago career. Lotta, Maggie Mitchell, Fanny Dav enport. Kate Claxton und Modjeska were among- the stars with whom ehe plavcd. One dar AUgUBtln Paly, who was always on tho lookout for rising young talent, saw her piny nd naea her. That was about twenty Twara an. Miss Rehan was an exceedingly mnBttvtytoatnB woman, but her chief charm Va that peculiar trick of intonation which .nv hve tried to Imitate. yf'i 7han was the first actress who ever w-oro a J.'OO rlres on the stage. Prior to that paper niuilin dresses were common, m that It Is to Mr. Daly's leading woman tho public owes an Innovation which Is not the least charm of a play-that of handsomo gowns. MIsi Rehan devoted herself to the Gladiator," th" child In "Pizmro" and littb Mrcnle in "Rip Van Winkle" She share' honors with Dampy MeAuley In "Tin Mes-fenger from Jirvis Feetlon" before she was out' of her teens, am! at 17 Flie etarted on her career n a -tar, under the imnnc--ment of John Havlin. in Charts Cillahan'ii "J'oggs's Ferry." Pome of the actors who have iiassed out of the ken of the theater goer of to-day prodlrfd great thlna for her and she Is nmv alieut realizing them. When Minnie Mnddern nnrrled Mr. Flsko llO retired from the stage for awhile, but the player's blood in her would not let her rest. Maurice Darrymore. Mrs. ripkc'3 leading stage with Blngular contlnultv. She Is sno 1 man. la as keen a nit na In- Ih .1 clever of the few pctrcpscs who never married, nor nctor He wai Indulging in a battle of has she had a pronouncd romance for t'io words, uccordlng to the Chicago News, with professionals or the laymen to gossip about. a man-about-town, who repn-acnts a cer Her social life ha? been confined to her own tain brand of whisky. The two stood over household and nobody ever heard of her n bar to have their argument out over a attending a ball or a f. o'clock tea. cheering glass. Let's liavo something," remarked the Minnie Mnddern Fiske. or Mrs. Plskp. ail 1 . '"cl 3 " rhe Is now called, her husband being Har- ar"mm,, ' , . rlson Gray Fiskr. editor of the Dramatic I , f.cs' 6aId Barrymoro." "What shall It Mirror, ttas thtrfv vuro ncn l-nmrn tn. till. bO?" name of Minnie Maddern. Her father was I Tho seller of the burning liquid instantly Thomas Davis of Detroit, an actor and able : named tho brand of whisky lie represented, manager. Her mother was Emma Maddern. tI,rnrll , t,1! barkceper and looked imiuir- iiiiii. op In Its port. Tei. Mr. Lnngtry was a irmldnble prnfissionnl be.iuty rival when he struck Lnndnr, fre-!i from Jrsscy. ho made the Cnunte-s of Dudluy, who was con sidered the most beautiful nonnn in IC:ig lan 1. and Mrs. Cornv.al'Is W3t, ar.'jtlter professional beauty, loi k to" their laurels." When Joe Herheit, wiio comes hxro with Alico Nielsen tills season, was IS yearj old J w A o. popular, capable, lending woman. Her nutits, Lizzie mid Mary Maddern, wero also good actresses of the old type. Little Min nie was raiEed In the hard school of ex perience. Edwin Booth, John McCulIougU nnd Lawrence Barrett patted her golden treses and prophesied great things for her. Sho played the infant Prince In "Rich ard," the begotten of Spartacus in "The Ingly "Of course," languidly answered Darry more, "but 1 mean Mimcthiug to drink!" The question ns to Mrs. Langtry's age. which has so frequently arisen within tlio last ten years, is definitely settled by Cap tain IV. A. Cooper of St. Louis, who wan a boy at college in the little town of St. Heller's, on the Isle of Jersey, where tho Lily was born. Captain Cooper owns to -IT years. In the early sixties ho was a boy at school und still in knickerbockers, when Lily Le Breton, the daughter of the Dean of the Episcopal Church of tho Isle of Jersey, was married to .Mr. Lnngtry. Mr. Langtry wan at that time a lurge landed proprietor, with principal holdincs in Ire land. He came on his yacht to the Isle of Jersey, a sort of rhow place, nearer the French Coast by 100 miles than tho Eng lish. Ho saw the beautiful daughter of the Dean, fell in love with and married her. This marriage was considered a very good thing for the poor clergyman's daughter. Mr. Langtry, however, becominir somewhat Impoverished by the "rent wars" Ir Ireland, nnd the expense of launching his wife into the smart set of London, was unabla to keep the pace she struck. "Mrs. Langtry was certainly the prettiest girl In Jersey." said Captain Cooper, "when I knew her in the early sixties. The cli mate of Jersey is Ideal, and very conducive to woman's beauty. The Lily lud a match less complexion, and ihe was as blitho and pretty a creature as I ever saw. S PP7 rem 1 jK&SSZSJZi wm$mx-. n 'a 1;: hi,' fi' 133 . w . . i-arf He Put the All Observing Question to Htm telf In Audible Tones. ho could act nnd sing, but he couldn't find a manager who agreed with him In hH good opinion of himself to ary extent un til he encountered Robert Grau, who mado mo'icy out of "summer snaps" along in tlio eighties. Mr. Grau took a little company of singers from C'hlcaco to Cincinnati. Joo learned of this fact and otfertd his serv ices for expenses. "How long will it tr.ke you to learn the part of Bur.thorne in Taticnce'?" inquired Crnu. "An hour and a half." said Joe with great confidence. "Then be at tho depot at S this evening," rcmatked Gr.iu, "and in the meantime take the book and see what you can do with It." Before Cincinnati was readied Herbeit knew Hunthorr.c backward and forward, and at the first rehearsal ho surprised every member of the company. The ven tute, however, was a failure, and Mr. Her bert's first concern was how he would get back to Chicago. So gn"at was his distress that he put the aIl-ai)orwns quesuon 10 Joo told his hard-luck story. "Here's a twenty for pin money," said Dick, "and to-moirow I'll glvo you a ticket to Chi cago." Joo returned lo hl.i hotel nnd told hh roommate of his good luck. The roommate russtested that they try their luck at a fnro bank. Xo sooner said thqn the pro posal was set into action, and In less than thlrtv minutes tho twenty had Increased by $150. So elated was Joe that ho Immediately hunted up his friend Mays. "Say, Dick, that wan a fir.o twenty-dollar bill you gave me," Enid Joe. "My gracious goodness, I hope you didn't get into trouble with It," gasped Dick In alarm. "Well. I didn't." paid Joe. nnd pulled out his roll, hnniling over a twenty to Dick. "Great Scott! that was stage money," ex plained Dick. "I carry a wad of them Just for n bluff." Joo snatched the twenty from Dick's hand. "You'll get none of my good money," he said, "and I'll rotuxn to Chicago In the morning. That's the first time I ever pascd stage money or played a faro bank, und it will be tho Iastl" Til cook, and sew your buttons on." Carmen's the girl who tried to win tho love of young Ho-zuy, the soldier I was speakin' of. But wlnnin' Iovu don't pay. I'll tell you. Stel, Just how It is: if man loves woman fair, he doesn't have to kill her, like they do as. "Castle Square." lio-zay'd a darn sight better, Stel, have passed gay Cnrmen up. than lifted to his manly lips Deception's bitter cup. 'Cause, Carmen went on scandalous. "If I lore thee, beware!" Say, honest, Stel, that's what sho sung, that night at "Castle Square." It didn't make n o difference, Stoi. ltow many laid their hearts down at the feet of Carmen fair. She's one o' them upstarts, that thinks It smart to trample on Instead of, Stel, to share the loyal lover's honest heart, that beats at "Castle Square." 'Cause, If it hadn't been for Will you know I like hhn, some I'd got right up from where I sat an' said. "Ilo-zay. dear, come; an' I will heal your wounded heart; Its rents I will repti cook, an' sew your buttons 011- O course, though, Stol, that couldn't be. BliUcuftn 'twould 6eem. But that there du-et second act say, SteV, It was a dream! I ain't got word; halt good enough to tell what I heard there. Eut, rcelytrooiy, he was great. Ho-zay; at "Castle Square." "So far It's grand," says I to- ATM the curtain was rung down "I wonder what the third act's like?' Will only looked aroun', an' then he turns to me an says, "Say, Mag, I do declare, I never smelled such perfume as I smell at "Castlo Square." jncres muss an rose, an' i'ersiaa pinir. violet; locust, too. I'd smell this Kar-sene rag. I say. Mag, wouldn't you?" Em barrassed, Stel? I thought I'd faint. 'Twos moro than I could bear. I'm sure they overheard Willis talk, them folks at "Castle Square." I surely don't know what I'd done if It hadn't come third act. 'Cause, eome day I might marry him; but Will ain't got no met. Oh, Lord, Stel, I was thankful when they showed the smugglers' lair. I felt like droppln' through the floor, just then at "Castle Square." Wlin Carmen read her fortune, Stel, an' turned thij fateful card, an' seen death starin in the face, while IIo zny he stood guard, it set me thinkin' awful fast how soma hearts take the snare. lie, poor Ilo-zay, was innocent: IIo- fiv nf "Castlo Smrire" "" sooner smell thl3 e.ij 01 castie aqu.ni.. Kar'aono rag." An' so was "Will; my escort, "Will, although he's saw bard knocks. lie's a mining expert, Stel is Will, an' lie critiei.-ed the rocks. Ha said the man that p tinted them was sure up In the air. "No strata never dipped like that," says Will at "Castle Square.'' An when the t'tird act it was through, the fourth act came all right. Coo I heavens! Stel, you'd oughta saw that dress of satin white that Carmen wore in that fourth act. Darn this "kids' underwear"! Why can't I be an op'ra stag an' sing at "Castle Square"? Why must I be a shopgirl, Stel, when music's la nij soul? Why must I sell kids' underwear instead of mi, fa, sol? Good gracious! Stel, I'll tell you what, I never tooi no dare. If 'twasa t for my Will, all right, I'd sin at "Castle Square." I might so in the chorus, Stel. but you can stake your life, I'd beat that Carmen I seen there, or else I'd bu rooner The New York Sun tells a good story on Deputy Coroner Philip CHnnlon of Belle vue Hospital. A few weeks ego he had b'ori talking- to soma one on Blackwell'a Island, and as he hung up the transmitter he said he guessed he'd go to some Bhow In the evening. The doctors, clerks and ambulance drivers in tho room began to suggest "good things." and the Deputy Coroner finally de cided to see Gillette's "Sherlock Holmes." "I saw his 'Secret Service,' " explained the doctor, "with that great scene In tho "Ho strata never dipped like that." Will's wife. But w .uldn't It lie funny, Stel, Instead of "Castle Square," If Will should say to me some time: "Dara, this kids' underwear." DICK WOOD. Heller's was a rapid little nlace. somewhat I himself in audible tones. Frenchy in its customs, with glorious fruit I "I'll help you," said a cheery voice, and crowing all over the Island, and the meet- Jne looked tound to find Dick Mays, now ..... ..... . . . . tin nt.ioo fnr Ihf we.'ilthv Trr.mMi rinil Ttn-- nf tho T.'.ir ftrfi.i.1 -. r..nver- i-auca licrxon , we "cm ana rnop&aiea ,,-'h-,.acnt ,. wh'0 cvcr failed "t0 Th0 frIc'nds ' ' V,, u clgar ature and i MM 1 I '', - I I'M id PCS. Where's the Fire?" telegraph room, which T will never forget." As he was describing the scene, O'Han lon caught sight of a little telegraph In strument on the table. It had just been put In. and he had never seen It before. "Hello!" he siilii. 'here is a real tele graph Instrument. I can clvo you the wholo show!" And he went on describing the characters that wcri In the room at the time. Then, sitting down In the chair before the In strument, he began to send the message In Imitation of the spy. "He's smoking a cigar." quoted O'Han lon. "He keeps on telegraphing. There Is a shot outside. Ills left hand drops. HI? finger h still on the key. II.; hears n sound outside. It H from th villain who la watching him with the heroine. The fel low puts out the lights. There Is a search In tho darkness. One character hunts tho other. Then the lights are turned on and the grnnd finale comes." Just at that time there was a clanging nt bells outside and the next instant a half dozen drtt crs walked into tho telephone of flee "Hurry call Where Is It?" gasped tha first driver. ...., , . "Where's those eight calls?" shouted the ""Vnere's that fire?" yelled a third. "It must be a whopper!" From outside the man on the dead wagon exclaimed: "Where to?" Thoe In the telephone office gasped In astonlabisint. Doctor U'Uanlun looked sur prised. Then Register Gleason'a eyes fell on the telegraph instrument. "Holy smoke!" ho shouted. "CHankw, you've been hammering on that ky " "Sure!" said O'Hanlon. "I didn't know it was loaded. What's the matter'" The register pointed to a little' card en tho wail which bora tho following Instruc tions: HMMUW Ontlaao' call... Dvail wngon Sick was'jn Hurry rail FIro cidt two Mnk 1 thrte strokM fnur strc-kea five ttrolMf twfnty-fcnir roUe "Oh." remarked Doctor O'Hnnlon. The ambulances and wagons went back to th stables, and tho doctor hurled away to tfc theater. THE COMPLETE ARCHER. SIR IlOBEUr PEEL was once golns through a picture collection with a friend where there was a portrait of a prominent Ent.-iis.hman who was famous for 'saylna sharp things. "How wonderfully like!" said the friend. "You can see tiie quiver on his lips " "Yes," replied Sir Ilobcrt, "and" the ar rows coming out of it." WILD OATS. From CoIIIt's Weekly. WITH wild oats tho thing to note is that tlio harrowing- part of It cornea In at tha hart est instead of at the time of sowing. ' tKsaki, 'fc -.fa.