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Or thOS eighteen. UPOn hflm the In-oemr f
oara. fell, and slew them, think ye that they
"re tinners above all men thet dwelt in
J tell you, Nay; but, except ye repent, ye
'I I all likewise perlh.
ke xiii, e-a.
f spake also thla parable: A certain man
J flr tree planted In his vineyard; and he
I and sought fruit thereon, and found non.
nen said he unto the dresser of his vine
Behold, theie three years I come seeking
t on this fig tree, and find none; cut It down
.cumbcreth It the around?
uid he answering; said unto him. Lord let It
ne this ear also, till I shall die about It
ind duns' it:
a And If It bear fruit, well: and if not. thrn
nflrr that thou fhilt cut it down.
i.I'ki: m, :t7 id.
And ax he PHke. a certain Pharisee he
soueht him (,i din. nlth him. and he went n
and sat down to meat
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3 AnJ preat multiu-1c wrr ralherM toffethrr
nnio him. o that he went Into a ship, ami i .
and th nhol tnultttud ctorl mo th iho.
3 Aivl Y ?a manv thhic untf them In para
hi", fajlnc. lhi'M. a wwer -nt forth to bow
4 And ithrn h owd. mi ned fell hj th
way pid". and th fowla cam and devoured
thm up:
Somo fll upon Rtony plac. wher they had
not much earth : Hnd forthwith thy eprunff up.
because they had no deepness of firth:
And whn the sun was up. they were
scorched; and became they had no root, they
withered aay.
7 And some fell amonr thorns; and the thorn
rrunr up. and choked thm:
But ethers fell Into good irround. and brought
forth fruit, some an hundredfold, wine sixty fold.
orae thlrty-fo.d
9 Who hath tar to hear. let him hear.
3IARK IV, 10.
10 And when h was alone, they that wre
about him nlth the twelve asked of him 'the '
IS Hear e therefore th parable of the sower.
19 When any one heareth the word of the king
dom, and "underetandeth it not, then cometh the
wicked one. and catcheth an ay that which won
pown ln hla heart This la he which received
seed by the way side
ro But he that received the d Into atony
places, th same Is he that heareth the word,
and anon with Joy recelveth It;
21 Tet hath he not root In himself, but dureth
for a while; for when tribulation cr persecution
arlseth because of the word, by and by he Is
He also that received seed amone the thorns
Is he that heareth the word; and the care of
thJs world, and the dceltfulne of riches, choke
the word, and he become th unfruitful
3 But ho that received seed Into the good
ground Is he that heareth the word, and under
ttandeth It; which also beareth fruit, and brtng
eth forth, some an hundredfold, some sixty, some
MAJtIC IV, 21, 2U, 23.
21 And he said unto them. Is a candle hroucht
to be put under a buehl. or under a bed? and
cot to be eet on a candlestick?
22 For there Is nothing hid, which shall not be
manifested; neither was an thing kept secret, but
1 that It should come abroad.
23 If any man have ears to hear, let him hear.
24 Another parable put he forth unto th'm.
saying. Th kingdom of heaven is likened unto
a man which sowed good eed In hla field:
55 But while mtn slept, his enemy came and
owed tares among the w heat, and went hia
26 But when the blade was sprung up. and
brought forth fruit, then appeared the tares also.
27 So the servants of the householder came
and said unto blm. Blr, didst not thou sow good
seed In thy field T from whence then hath It
23 He said unto tham. An enemy hath done
tnt. The servants said unto htm, Wilt thou
then that we go and gather them up?
2 but he said. Nay; lest while ye gather up
th tares, ye root up also the wheat with them.
20 Let both grow together until the harvest:
and ln the time of harvest I will say to the
reapers. Gather ye together first th tares, and
bind them ln bundles to burn them; but gather
the wheat Into my barn.
25 Then Jesus sent the multitude away, and
went Into the house; and his disciples came unto
him. taying. Declare unto us the parable of
tfc tares of the field.
(7 IX answered and said unto them. He that
Vth th good seed 1b the Son of man.
tThe field Is the world; the good seed ar the
ldren of the kingdom; but the tares are
children of the wicked one;
Th enemy that sowed them Is the devil;
harvest la the end of th world; and the
per ar the angels.
) Aa therefore the taree ar gathered and
md In the fire; so shall It be In the end of
s world.
1 The Son of man shall send forth his angels.
a they shall gather out of his kingdom all
ings that offend, and then which do iniquity.
41 And shall cast them Ho a furnace of fire;
there shall be walling and gnashing of teeth.
41 Then shall the righteous shine forth as th
sun ln the kingdom of their rather. Who hath
ars to hear, let him hear.
44 Again, the klnrdom of heaven Is like unto
treasure hid In a field; the which when a rain
hath found, he hldeth. and for Joy thereof goeth
and selleth all that he hath, and buyeth that
45 Again, the kingdom of heaven Is like unto
a merchant man. seeking goodly pearls:
4C Who. when he had found one pearl of
great price, went and sold all that he had, and
nought it,
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If wiilcly annk?ned Interest in ,-iri;h.iu'l-osy
ran fulfill a notable mission pf thi
prcoiit, th r.vi.m'lil of C,i)iol:i,i ami its at
tendant sisterhood nf mnunil, sixteen mlloi
from St. I-ouK ill form the mirleus of :i
national park. They represent t" sp.itoC '
type of the MounJ-IJuIIillns Ace In llu I
Lnitcd States.
Tills plan to preserve tlie mighty rccniiit
of a dead raie N uppermost in the mind of
the Hcverend Henry Jlason Hjinii. U. 1 .
! . an archaeoloRist of Vahiiii;tim. 1). ,
and wlltor nf liecorda ot the I'ast. ulnsa
recent seientitic lnvestisatlon nf the famoi.a
mounds of I.linoH has added a lene ltv.il
zest to th icrct of antlqult !i ked tor
centuries la these prehistoric temalu-'.
Doctor liaum's stir of the 1'anuki.i I'yr
amld and its region la fasclnathiK btciuse
of the probabilities which teem to be held
forth to explorers of the burled greatness
of those mysterious aborigine.-, who left the
last traces of their spiritual and secular
lives In monuments, defying time and
piquing the curiosity of this modern day
of enlightenment.
This scientist has viewed the mcunds. He
pronounces them as among the most re
markable in the world. In Mexico, where
the evidences of a higher culture are pre
sented by similar works, ir. no other place
where the prehistoric impinges upon mod
em civilization has he found so many and
so closely related groups. The viw from
the summit of tho great central feature of
these remains, popularly described as
Monk's Mound. Is cherished by him as one
o the most beautiful rural views in the
The great number of these mounds, their
extraordinary size, the greatest in the
United States, would indicate that the
region of the Cahokia Pyramid was th'
center or capital of the race which builded
the remarkable remains in the Mississippi
Valley," says Doctor Baum. "It is quite
apparent that this was the center of the
prehistoric work in the United States.
Burials Were Not
Confined to Mounds.
It made a great deal of difference. Iiotr
ever, when I was learning trie part. Then aa
I went over each lino I could not help but
instinctively compare it to what I myself:
said ln the same relative situation, and it
was the same way when I came to the re
hearsals and the business of the part.
"Did I do this or that?" I kept asking
myself, and then, when the stago director
would call fcr a certain gesture or a bit of
action, I'd wonder if I had emphasized my
self In the same way.
But I soon got used to It. and after a few
weeks of actual performance I have al
most ceased to think that I am playing a
part which might be actually called a leaf
out of my own life.
I5y ilrs. Kobert Drouer.
The most amusing thing to me about Mr.
Drouet's being cast for the Prince in "Th;
L.ast Appeal" and made to play the scen'3
or our livts before we married is the way
in which h" makes loo to the girl.
It is so entirely different from the way he
arted whn h was making love to me.
I don t mean to say he does it poorl on
the stage. In fact. I think he plays this
part Utter Umii anything he has eer be
fore clor.e. but there is ,i difference between
:h. ItobTt Irouet loer in real life and
Unbelt lirouet lover on tin- !tasc. I an
aur you.
Am I eer jealous tf him wIm-ii I se him
taking beautiful ctres-s into his. :irm,iiii
'Uterine; vow- of uudvlng devotion to them
N'ot In tiie slightest
Wlifn Mr. Orouot vas engagfd for ( "I -n
I Hrrt.ui In -.lrinb-e Jicrtdlth" and Ma"
Mannering was Janice, all my friends
warned ni" to look out for tho fasclnatlo-i.v
if 111" beautiful Mary, but after t saw Mr
friut play the part I knew there was no
raws' for alarm. Why. tin way he ustd to
say "I love you" was simply ridiculous. Hi
might Just as well have ben saving "It
'a nice day" as far as having any feeling In
It was eonccrned.
I was afraid that the audience would net
like bis artir.g. and I used to urg. him "e
try to do belter, fr. as I u-ed to saj ' I
know- how- much better you ran do it Voti
must try to think that It's I on the stage."
but he never would or could do what I
consider genuine lovemaking on the stage.
I could always tell he was "faking" if th
audiences could not.
When "The Iist Appeal" was put on and
I sat night after night watching-Mr. Drou't
plaj over the scenes of our lives it seemed
to me very, very strange and unreal, as
though I were going over past events ln
sort of dream. But I have got over that
now. and I don't think anything at all
about It, except to try to discover points
where I know from my own experience Mr.
DroueJ can play his part better.
r't!it:nn rvr.imi-1, popn'nrly known as "Monk's Mound," the jjreatest prehistoric remains of tli
Mo-iiitl IJuildiiiK A",e in lli- I'mfd Stales. Tin--wn-n-muius tin-nuiutl from tin- s.(,., with its ter-n-i-t-
oxtendin-,' from the end, half a up tin- hill. The vi-Hiition Jotliinj; lln - in.irk.i'.lc monument
of a dead race is nature's r.irinentiii of Iaier times. If the plans of -.cientisis are sine s-fnl, the pyramid
and its sixty attendant mounds will form the nucleus for a national park.
"The whole valley may be read clearly as
the burial ground of a lost race. Investi
gation shows that these burials were not
confined to the mounds. Burials may ba
found between the mounds, out on tho
plain. Excavations elsewhere have indi
cated that tho great rulers of tho Mound
Building cation were burled In the mounds
while the masses found more lowly resting
The Pyramid of the Sun. greatest relic of the Mound-Building Age on :h- Atnetl
can Continent, !s about forty miles from ihe City of Mexico. This no'jl t tehi-iuile
monument of a dead race is ISO feet high and covers twenty-one acres, or elsl.t
acres and a fraction mere than the base of the Pyramid nf ('nenps, in the Nile v i I'''hlstorle race". It mu-t have been a
valley. Ages ago it was crowned with a templc.where the children of the vun mu-.t
have worshiped. The peculiarity of the Mexican pv ram-da or mounds L? the temple
whirh rises on the summit.
B place the pilcsts proclaimed the decrees of
f j the Omnlpitent.
" ; "The C.ihokla r.rion nap undoubtedly the
s civ.1 a'lltal en we I a the i enter of re
" lIgi")U5 worship. Thfse functions were
. clus-Iy n-roclated in the national lives of
The Pyramid of Cheops. In Egypt, is S feet high and covers t!irten acres and
a fraction at It3 base. It portrays a higher type of civilization than th-it which is
evident In the pyramids of the Mound Builders vvhith traverse Asia from the Great
Wall of China to Asia Minor, or that found in the moundsiof the North American
Continent, although the pjramids of Mexico more clorely approximate the Kgyp
tlan wonders in formation and former embellishment. '
Cahokia Pyramid, the greatest type of the Mound Building A;;e in the United
States, Is only sixteen miles from St. UjuIs, in II'inoK near the historic village cf
Chahokla. Its present height is 100 feet, although it gives evidences of having been
forty feet higher. The top surface Is 320 feet by 130 feet. It is CO feet by about 1.301
feet at its base, covering an expanse of about firteen acres. larger in eMent than
the Pyramid of Cheopa.
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scene that teemed with the dally intercourse
. or a densely populated f ction. Hither un
j d-uibtrdlv rame from Irng distance" the
J . trihts of the Mound Hulldfrs to offer their
,, , :icritlres and to have their rude forms of
I jiiMl.-e :c.:i:m-i-Tinl by the chiefs.
. ! "As to -vhat thesj massive remain
i contain that is tin- secret which m;st ao-
peals to Ihe -eker after the truth In th'l'
9 modern !aj . This hiddtn imcr- nf an e.
J 1 tlnct ra"- I: what the arthaelogit most de-
this reppect there Is a striking resemblance j
places on the common level of the plain.
Kings and Queens wero .laid away in
the pyramids of Egypt. Members of the
royal households In the plain, but their
rark was preserved by the relative prox
imity of their burials to tho tombs of tho
rulers. This record of rank after death was
often marked by the closeness of the dead
to the monarch in life.
The same plan was evidently followt
ires 10 know, and to know those Interesllno-
things, what thin mighty people have left
ns rr.-jst be pres-rrvfd un'il the work cf ex
cavation can unfold it? wonderful story.
Just now it is a matter purely speculative
and cntirln;.
K'einains of Rulers May
He rnearthed.
Asia, this
mounds must
Vf-I , n ltri-rt n l-rt,- ,. .. i.. ,. -
.l ,. .. .. ... . .. . - - - " " - w itiicii iiiiiv ue iin-
"ZZS:: J!" Pm excavations which
;;:, z:;: : ,:'.::,.. .v.v.v-r v"p 'oe" '" " mounds i
..- u.. r. ..v.h.u,. iw .. ! m,e.i states. In Mexico and
ura' """ lusuiuii io ucaui ani inus pyramid anil the ad'acent
... u.,,. ...... u, e. as iiaiinuiy i- contain burials, and It Is not extravagant
Mecca of worship for the Mound Builders , fancy to expect that at some point in the
of the MiFsi.-i-Ippi Valley. It is quite with- deep rcc.sses of thl.s pvramld tombs will
In the range of possibility that on the tmm- be found, different and larger than any that
the hurlsls nf tho -w.,.i .. 7u 7 . I . "'"-",- '-' . mi.- -u". . nave jei neen uncovered, because of ILs
the burials of the Mound Bulldera .j:d ln I ages of the past, a temple from whose hUh I greater size. It is likely that the remains
of rulers over many generations of mound
b-jldrs wl'l be unearthed when the time
comes to unlock the secret of th Cahokia
Pyramid, and with these remains there
may he dlscirsed important records of the
race, telling, at least In part, the story of I
the prehistoric rulers of the Mississippi
An absorbing aspect of the mound build
ing age lies in n comparison of the great
pyramid? of the world. The Pyramid of the
Sun in Mexico, the largest one on the
American Continent, possesses a peculiarly
re'atlve interest when contrasted with the
I Pyramid of Cahokia. In Mexico every city
I -eems to have. had, its pyramids crowned
j with temples. Charnay. the French arch-
I a ologist. thinks that the streets of these
cities were laid with asphalt, which was
Heated w.th the same coloring that was
applied to the pramids. These phases of
development, that of paving and decora-
ti n in colors. Indicate a development that
is surprising. But th two pyramids, that
of the Sun and Cahokia. show the mar
velous energy of their builders worthy of
comparison with the builders of the pyra
mids of Egypt.
In studying the mounds of the Mississippi
Valley one must study In connection with
them the mounds found in Central Asia, ex
tending in a long chain from a point near
the great wall of China at Pekln Into Asia
Minor. Thtse mounds bear a startling re
semblance to thoe ln the Mississippi Val
ley. What has been found ln the mounds
of Asia corresponds to a certain extent with
what has ben found ln the mounds of
Ohio, notably at Adcna. where were un-
j earthed copper ornaments showing a high
,.c-(i.'i- ui aii, nun uutr ui lilt; uutrai ?)r;i;i-
mens of terra cotta work found o ide of
Mexico. With the exception of the bronze
Implements found In some of the mounds
there this discovery has not been approxi
mated elsewhere.
In one of the mounds ot Asia Minor
where extensive excavations were made, a
burial was uncovered in the form of the
earliest Babylonian entombments. Tho
burial was in the shape of two encasements
like jaws, in which were placed the re
mains and sealed in the center. Death
masks found upon the features of remains
In these mounds show faces of an astonish
ing degree of Intelligence and physical
beauty. These masks are regarded as the
most valuable relics In the Museum of Mos
cow. My impression Is that there was a mound
hullding age common not only to North
America, but to Asia and Europe, and
from remains found ln them It proved their
great antiquity.
From London Answers.
The :io popular sonp of "Dolly Gray"
has connected with It two sad and striking
tragedies. Not Ions ago a promising younjf
actress fell dead on the Mage of the Lyceum
Theater, in Birmingham, just after finish
ing the refrain, which, as every one knows,
begins with the line:
Good-by. Dollr. I must leave you.
cipt of custom: and he said unto him. Follow
2$ And he left all. roe up, and followed him.
9 And Levi made him a great fast In his
own house: and there was a great company of
publicans and of others that rat down -nlth
MAHK II, 15 17.
IS And It cime to pass. that, as Jesus sat at
mat In his house, many publicans and sinners
sat also together with Jesus and his disciples:
for there were many, and they followed him.
36 And when the npiibr and Pharisees rhw
( him eat th publicans and sinners, they wild
. Vh?t wWi J2t iSTtS Ven i" ' .! 1 I Unto hu "1PI. How Is it that he eateth and
net. that was cast Into the ea and rathrA rt rf.inb.-t. .... ..... . . -
erery kind
Which. -Khtn It was full, thy drew to
hore, nd tat down, and lathered th Rood Into
vmmU. but caEt the bad away.
O Bo ahall It be at the end of the world: the
anjels ahall come forth, and sever the wicked
frorn ar.onc the Just.
60 And shall cat them into the furnace of Are;
there ihall be walling and irnaahlnic of teeth.
El Jmu salth unlo them. Have ye understood
all these thlnce? They ay unto him. Tea, Uiri1.
52 Then said he unto them. Therefore every
icribe which la lnetnicted unto the kingdom of
heaven U like unlo a man that is an houee
holdrr which brlnceth forth out of hla treasure
things sew and old.
HARK IV, 20-4.
"tS And he said. So Is the kingdom of God. aa
If a man should cast seed Into'the irround:
27 And ahould aleep, and rise night and day,
and the teed ttould eprlng and grow up, he
knoweth not how.
it For thef earth brinrelh forth fruit of h.r.
elf; first the blade, then the ear, after that the
full com In the ear.
M But when the frolt Is brought forth, imme
diately he putteth In the sickle, because the har
vest Is come.
39 And be ld. Wberennto shall w liken the
kingdom cf Gcd? or with what comparison shall
we compare It?
St It Is like a grain of mustard seed, which,
when It Is sown ln the earth. Is less than all
the seeds that be ln the earth:
32 Hut when It I sown, it groweth up, and
becometh greater than all herbs, and tbooteth
out rreat branches; so that the fowls of the air
may lodge uncer the shadow of It.
13 And with many such parables spake he the
word upfo them aa they were able to hear It.
24 But' without a parable spake he not unto
them: and when they were alone, he expounded
all things to his disciples.
L.TJKE IX, E7 02.
CT And It came to pars, that, aa ther went
la the war, certain man said unto him, Lord,
I win follow thee whlthereoever thou goest.
C3 And Jesus said unto him. Foxes have- hole.
nd birds of the air have nests: but the Son
" nan hath not where to lay his head.
B And fat said unto another. Follow me. But
he said. "Lord, suffer me first to go and burr my
J & onto him. Let the dead burr their
' " a ureo ana preacs. tna kingdom or.
a And another also said. Lord. I will follow
thet: but let me first go bid them farewell which
are at noma at toy house,
tt And Jesus said unto him. No man, baring
put his hand to the plough, and looking back.
la fit for ther kingdom ot rjod.
LUKE V, 27-2D.
jTAnd after these thicga be went forth, ana
m a vabUaui, named Levi, attUoc at tfc re
drlnketh with publicans and sinners?
li AMien Jteus hfard it. he talth unto them.
They that are whole hate no need of the phyiM
lian, but they that are sick: I came not to call
the righteous, but sinners, to repentance.
luki; v, : :to.
C6 And he epake also a parable unto them; No
man putteth a piece of a new garment upon an
old: if otherwise, thvn both tho new raaketh
a rent, and the piece that was taken out of the
new ag'eeth not with the old.
IT And no man putteth new wine Into old
bottles; else the new wine will burst the bottles
and be spilled, an the bottles shall perish.
38 Hut new wine mint be put into new bottles;
and both are presered.
3 No man also hating drunk old wine straight
way deslreth new; for he salth. The old is bet
ter. MATTHEW XIII, 51 57.
K And it came to pass, that when Jesus had
finished these parables, lie departed thence.
64 And wben be was come Into his own coun
try, he -taught them In their synagogue. Inso
much that they were astonished, and said,
AVhence hath thla man this wisdom, and these
mighty works?
3 2a not this the carpenter's son? is not his
mother called Uary? end his brethren, James,
and Joses, and Simon, and Judas?
as And his sisters, are they not all with us?
rroniini-nt Young Actor Who Was Beset Willi Opposition in W
ii Chicago Girl Is Now Turning (he Trouble Into Happi
ness bv Successfully Tortraying the Emotions
He Has Experienced.
Whence then hath this man all these things? i most unhappy one.
Special Correspondence ot The Sunday Republic.
N'ew York. M.iy 30. Hon- doca it feel to
act on the Mage the drama of onc own
life? To portray to the multitude who
crowd the theater the most Intense mo
ments of one's own experience? To ex
pose, as it teie, to the public the secrets
which ordinarily lie burled In the inner
most recesses of one's heart?
There are many things In the lives of all
men and women which they hesitate to lay
before the world, but nothing Is so sacred
ns the wooins of a man's bride. This is sj
even when the path of true love runs
smoothly. When it Is beset with troubV"
and opposition, when parents alternately
threaten and plead, when rivals slander and
lie, then the time of courtshln la fmWi ,
57 And they were offended in him. But Jesun
said unto tbem. A prophet Is .not without
honour; save in his own country, and ln hla
own house.
&S And he did not many mighty works thTe
because of their unbelief.
I do not say that Womankind
Is vanity; nor am I blind
To any virtue of her sex.
But this I'm certain of she checks
Man's aspiration for the things
His loftiest ambition brings.
She strives to hold him back when he
Inspired by that Divinity
Which shapes our ends. Is urged to take
The dangerous uazard for the sake
Of greater gain ln wealth and name;
Nor does It seem to her a shams
When he rejects those strong appeals
For her sweet sake; because she feeli
That she, by some predestined plan.
Is truly Heaven's best gift to man.
And when lie thinks of her as his.
He knows she's all she feels she Is.
William j. Lampton.
let the truth of the old saying that
"nothing succeeds Hke success" Is nev?r
better exemplified than when, despite all
difficulties and opposition, a man wins the
girl of his heart, and the resultant happi
ness Is so great that it changes all the
old trouble Into a Joyful memory of trouble
So. at least, thinks Robert Drouet, the
leading man of "The Last Appeal," and he
ought to know, for few men have gone
through a more severe trial in winning a
"" n am ne in persuading Miss Mil
dred Lorlng of Chicago to become Mrs.
Drouet, and. to cap the climax, he Is, in
"The Last Appeal." going through the same
experiences, almost to the very words, In
ms usni lor a win mat ne went through
with a short a time ago In real life
There Is but this difference:
On tho stage, 3Ir. Drouet Is the Crown
Prince who wishes to marry the daughter
'of a commoner. In the drama of real Ufa
the positions were practically reversed, for
Miss Lorlng is the daughter of a million
aire, while Mr, .Drouet was a young and
comparatively unknown actor. Both Mr.
and Mrs. Lorlng were tremendously op
posed to the stage and stage people.
beautiful women In the United States, was i scenes which are so nearly a counterpartof
beset by a crowd of suitors of wealth and
position who. while Jr-ilous of each othT
united to keep her away from the actor.
From the very first moment of their
meeting the courtship of Mr. Drouet was
romantic. He was walkinj: along a street
in Chicago with a friend when they p.isscd
Miss Loring. although he had no idea who
she was.
"By Jove!" remarked Mr. Drouet, as they
passed, "that was a stunning girl."
The next afternoon he was at a tea .and
was suddenly presented to her. It was a
case of lovt at first sight. Neither had
eyes for any one else during the afternoon,
and Mr. Drouet finally tore himself away in
time to reach his theater in a wonderful
state of mental exhilaration.
Bursting Into the dressing-room of the
man with whom he had been when he
caugnt his first sight of Miss Lorlng. he
cried: "What do you think, old man? I
met that girl we saw on the street yester
day this afternoon, and I am going to mar
ry her."
"You're crazy," returned the other, look
ing to see if Mr. Drouet had been drlnkinr.
"No, I am not," returned Mr. Drouet.
"You wait and see." And time has proved
he knew what he was talking about.
Before the ceremony was performed, how
ever, there were many strenuous and un
pleasant scenes. An Idea of thtm i bof
given by the lines In scenes from "The Last
Appeal." So closely do they follow the
scenes and words of the real life episodes
mai not oniy air. and Mrs. Drouet and Mr.
and Mrs. Lorlng Immediately said on read
ing the play, "Why, these lines and situa
tions are near enough to have been taken
from life." but ail of their friends who
knew the circumstances have said the same.
It Is but fair to add, moreover, that the
happy ending of the play Is even more than
carried out ln life, for the parents of Mrs.
Drouet now think that Mr. Drouet Is an
Ideal husband for their daughter.
By Robert Drouet.
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Now news comes to hand of an occur
rence equally pathetic, which took place at
Southend a few weeks back. A child
actress was singing "Dolly Gray" at a place
of entertainment in the seaside town on a
Monday night. On Tuesday she was too
ill to appear and on Wednesday was dead.
Few in the musical world forget the shock
caused a few years back by the tragio
death of the famous contralto. Mm.
Patey. The vocalist had created an Im
mense success at a concert In the Provinces,
and In response to a vociferous encore re
turned to the platform, and sang the pa
thetic Scottish ballad of "The Banks of
Allan Water." Mme. Patey gave toe
last line "There a corse lay she" with
thrilling expression, walked from the plat
form, and straightway fell deadl The grew
some coincidence was much commented on
at the time.
Even more striking was the death of an
operatic singer ln Melbourne, In 1897. Tho
opera for the night was Gounod's Immortal
"Faust." and the singer was cast for Meph
istopheles, the evil spirit. All the even
ing the tempter flitted sardonically about
the stage, in his flaunting suit of red and
black the "devil's livery" and his Jaunty
ccck's feather ln his cap, gloating over the
ruin he was bringing by his Insidious arts
on his unfortunate viotims Faust and Mar
garet. The last act came In due course. Poor,
tortured Margaret had found among the
angels the peace denied her on earth, and
the profligate Faust was about to suffer
the penalty of his misdeeds. Mephlstopheles
summoned him to the infernal regions. Th
trap in the stage opened, and the Evil On
and his dupe sank from sight. When th
curtain had fallen, those about the theater
were horror-stricken to learn that the rep
resentative of Mephlstopheles had died sud
denly during the descent of the trap.
A grewsome contrast, by reason of tha
ery different surroundings. Is found ln th
circumstances connected with the decease
of Alfred Vance "the Great Vance" soma
years ago. Vance was a singer of rollick
ing. Bacchanalian, man-about-town sort of
ditties, and one of his songs "Cbampagna
Charlie" was the rage of London and th
He Introduced the "swell" to the musta
halls, and appeared ln evening dress, white
kid gloves and crush hat complete a com
plete novelty In "make-up" at that time, as
far as the variety theaters were concerned.
Vance, too. was the first variety performer
to drive about to his various engagements
In his own brougham; and the first also to
receive such a high salary as sixty pounds
a week, so all to-jethcr he was a person
who has done a good deal for the music
He died on the stage of the Sun Muslo
Hall. In Knights-bridge, after singing one
of his nell-knnnn lit;i.. It was not dis
covered lh.it he was dead for some short
timp, the general btllcf being that he wa:
suffering from a seizure of some kind. A
touch of horror absolutely unique Is addej
by the fact that the feet of the dead man
were seen bv the audience projecting from
the wlngr while the stage was occupied
by the next "turn."
There Is a well-known Instance of a
ng which killed not the body, but the
mind of its singer. A certain promising
joung oc.illst was on tour with a comic
opera company, playing a repertoire of
well-known musical pieces. He made such
a hit in a patter song that he toured In
the part season after season, his rendering
of the ditty in question at last mounting
up Into a number expressed by four figures.
The deadly monotony was too much for the
excitable, artistic mind. The poor young
fellow became quite mad, and had to be
removed to an asylum.
ray own rife? "7"en, I must confess Out at
first I didn't like It.
It seemed to me that I was taklnjr th
audience far too much into my own private
life behind the scenes as it were and this
I don't like. How the author of the piece
ever conceived lines and situations so clcse
to what I lived actually I cannot imagine.
It only goes to show how small the world
rcany is.
Of course, the moment I stopped to think
about it I knew that the audience would
never know that I was playing a part of
my real life, and so that idea didn't bother
Whether or not I play the part better
because I once lived It. I can't say. I always
uy to icei my parus. anyway, and to imag
ine that I am actually .living them, and so,
while I may get a little more feeling Into It
than into any other I have ever played. I
really don't think It makes much difference
to me.
Fresh Meat From Uruguay.
According to the report of United State.
Consul Albert W. Swalm. at Montevideo,
the exports of fresh meat from tho Blver
Plate show a steady increase. Nearly two
years ago the export of live stock from
the Blver Plate to Europe was embargoed
by reason of the foot and mouth disease,
and while the disease has disappeared tho
quarantine remains. This has caused a
marked development ot the refrigerated beef
Industry, so that three lines of steamers.
Including the Boyal Mail Packets, have
been fitted to carry beef In quarters to th
English markets.
The beef exports up to October 1. WtfL
have amounted to 37,92t quarters, as
against H3.S2" for the same period of 1SC0.
During the samo nine months IX0.6H frozen
sheep wero exported to Europe. The River
Plate can easily furnish from 3,000,000 to
lOCO.OOO q-iarters of beef for export.
The cattle used for the trade cost an av
erage of 123 to K0 gold per head at th
killing market. The best sheep for freezing
coit an average of U per head.
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