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Act I I personifying the old negro serving
Drawing room in General Varney's j woman who "stan's by de chilluns
"Secret Service" at Elk?
by Amateurs Scores a
Greater Hit With More
Finished Performance !
One More Night
Dramatic Personal
Brigadier General Harrison Ran
dolph, Commanding in Richmond..
A. R. Gatter
General Varney. At the. front
John C. Adams
Mrs. General Varney. .Hannah Egelston
Edith Varney, Her daughter
Bernice Warren Egelston
Wilfred Varney, Her youngest son
Howard Varney, Her wounded son
Leon Tolleson bn!iin(.
house, Richmond, Va., early evening.
Act II
Same a-s Act One, 9 o'clock.
Act n:
War Department Telegraph Office,
10 p. m.
Act IV
Drawing Room General Varney's
House, 11 P. M. '
The second performance of "Secret
Service" at the. Elks' opera house last
night was even better than tho first,
the night before. The work went
better, the amateurs having gotten
used to changing costumes those
that had to and making uuick en
trance, tht; effect whs a great deal
nearer the prefessional perfection that
is always associated with the efforts
of the master author - playwright,
William Gillette. The snap and jingle
of the. war seemed to be much ttie
more real by reason of the familiari
ty the evening previous had given to
the lornl thespians. It is all very
well to talk about natural ability and
all that sort of thing, but it is use
less to overlook the f;,ct that those
whose daily business it is to speak
over the footlights, naturally have a
greater freedom of action when
speaking before an audience than do
' those who do not so make it their
This all, however, does not. inter-
Caroline M'tford, From across the.
street Ruth Griffin
Lewis Dumont, U. S. Secret Service,
known In Richmond as Captain
Thorns Frank HiUlerbran
Henry Dumont, 1". S. Secret Service,
Lewis Dumont's brother
Keith Pickrell
Benton Arrelsford, Confederate Sec
ret Service Sidney P. Osborn
Adjt. General Chesney, At the front..
Geo. Patrick Drisooll
Miss Klttrldge, Sewing for the his
pltal? Joy Gray
Lieut. Maxwell, President's detail and
head operator Military Telegraph
lines M. H. Pat ton
Martha. House servent at the Var
neys Edith Teel
Jonas, House sen-ant at the Varneys
George Crowder
General Marston. at the front
Frank De Souza
Lieut. Allison, Second operator Mil
itary Telegraph Lines
Ingram T. Sparks
Sergeant Wilson A. C. Page
Corporal Matson W. M. Simpson
Lieut. Tyree, Artillery. .James Dawson
Lieut. Ensing, Artillery. -Albert Jayne
Eddlnger R. Hogsett
Lieut. Dare Leslie A. Hardy
Orderleys and Messengers
Orderleys and Messengers: A. H. Ro
senberg, Herbert J. Mann, A. Guy Al
sap, II. B. Cassidy.
J. L. B. Alexander fro wjtn naturaI n,',iiity, and i'n that
direction the work of the cast in
Secret Service" was a revelation to
the friends of the young performers.
Abilitv was everywhere. The voung
women and young men each demon
strated it, while the ability of the
director could bo road between the
lines. These few things are- the rea
sons for t lie show being a popular
one, and it will doubtless be remem
bered as the most artistic perform
ance that has ever been staged for
an Elks' benefit by amateur per
formers. Two of the female characters stand
out with peculiar distinctness. These
are Miss P-erniee Warren Egleston
and Miss Ruth Griffen. The former
excelled in the lines requiring pathos
and sympathy, while in the lighter
maidenish touches. Miss Griffen was
the success of the evening. Mrs.
Hannah Egleston as the mother of
the heroine, was a sweet gentle
woman who suffered because of her
losses during the war. Her husband
was at the front, one son was
wounded, and the younger one would
Miss Gray, as Miss Kittridge, a
"sweet sister," who was continually
preparing for tho wounded at the
front, looked and acted the port to
perfection. Special mention must be
made of Miss Edith Teel. Miss Teel
wore cork on her face nnd arms.
of Marster while he am at dn front"
in a way that drew great credit to
her work.
Of the male parts, the first and
foremost is that of Frank Hilderhran,
who essayed tho character made
famous by Gillette himself. It is a
peculiar character, a spy. It re
quires large ability to portray it
properly, yet in the performance, so
natural was his bearing and so easily
spoken were his lines, that he liter
ally brought down the house on more
than one occasion. He was run a
close second by Sidney P. Osborne,
who was the villain of the play from
the standpoint of the heroine. In a
reversal of the parts Mr. Osborn
would have gotten the applause while
Mr. Hilderhran would have been re
ferred to as running him a close race
for the premier. This is how well j
the work of tho two measured up. i
Leon Tolleson was the youthful
lover in the cast. His admiration of
the. young miss portrayed by Miss
Griffen reached the point several
times when he actually held her hand
and said "she was pretty good." She
was, and so was he at least the
audience thought so.
George Crowder was the. negro
manservant in the. part and he did
that part with just the right amount
of heel shuffling walk to carry it off
with success. As is the case with
"old timey niggahs" the Yankees
fooled him.
Ingram T. Sparks spoke his lines
nicely and looked gallant enough in
his uniform. Leslie T. Hardy pro
vided the swashbuckler typ of lieu
tenant to perfection having a snap
and go to his movement that indi
cated he was more than the ordinary
"aide." General A. R. Gatter, "sah,"
was superb. Gatter nlways is when
given a part carrying with it the
essence of command. A. C. Page was I
n. sergeant and acted so, and a num
ber of members of the order whose
names appear on the dramatis per
sona? were the "high privates," in
the rear rank. Of them it can be
said, "the play would not have been
complete without them," a statement
which hardly goes when referring to
the men whose names appeared on
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the bill but who never "showed," as
th vaudevill gent would say.
There will bo another performance
tonight. It should play to a crowded
house of Elks and visitors tonight
for the play is worth it. One man
was persuaded to go the first night
against his will, having a. contempt
for amateurs. The record is not com
plete unless it shows that the gentle
man in question not only remained
for the entire performance, but aetti
ally went again last night. This is
itself the highest praise.
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steps taken in the Mexican situation.
"I find," Senator Smith said, "that
nine-tenths of the members of the
senate stand behind the administra
tion in its demand for reparation. If
the government is compelled by de
fiance of Huerta to land armed
forces at Mexican ports, I do not
believe it will he necessary' ,n have
authorization from congress for such
a move."
Numbers of the senate committee
on foreign relations were apprised of
the. administration's plans by Senator
Shively, acting chairman, and Sen
ator Lodge, ranking republican mem
ber of the committee, who conferred
with the president early in the day.
Tlio possibilities of the situation
were considered, the conclusion being
that the fnlted States must enforce
Admiral Mayo's demand that Mexi
co's federal forces saJue the flag, no
matter what the consequences may
be. It was pointed out by members
of the. committee that the authority
of congress to land armed forces
in Mexico constitutes a practical dec- j
laration of war and that a formal j
declaration of war probably will not
be made in any event, because this
nation recognizes no formal govern
ment in Mexico.
Some In congress held the view
that tht latest view of the. 1'nited
States toward Mexico means actual
intervention and that this govern
ment will proceed, despite reparation
for past insults, to blockade ports
on both coasts, that the Rio Grande
border forces will be augmented by
powerful reinforcements, and a cam
paign begun to force an end to
Huerta and tho establishment of a
Mexican government which will com
mand recognition by tho United
it is ridiculous for anyone to
think," Senator Shively said after a
conference with ITesident Wilson,
"that the t'niled States in this move
toward Mexico is bluffing. The time
for tcmporihlng has ended, and the
patience of this government i ex
hausted. We are for peace, but not
for peace at the sacrifie of the dig
nity of the nation."
Few discordant notes were sounded
in congress today. Representative
Mendell of Wyoming charged that the
president sought to use the Atlantic
fleet to enforce the mandates of his
personal prejudices against Huerta.
Representative Karthol.it of Mis
sourt, asserted that the refusal of
Huerta to salute tho flag will twenty-one
guns should not precipitate
saenfiee of American life. Senator
Works of California issued a state
ment criticizing the attitude of the
More information describing the ar-
i rest of the American bluejackets at
i iainp:.'o was rev. aled in the day's
J conferences at the White House. It
. was learned authoritatively that the
; party of blue jackets from the D,,l
Jphin went ashore with Assistant Pay
jm.ister Copp to get gasoline ami sup
plies. AH hut two landed to. get sup-
; plies and while gene a Mexican of
t ricer arrived ,n the scene. Ho
ciaimeii. tho prrty should not have
landed where they did and ordered
the two bluejackets from the whale
boat, whieh flew the American flag.
Jbw were unarmed and aceompan
ied him. voluntarily. Tho other mem
iitva ot the party were arrested
while on shore. They all were pa
ruoeoio prison, out Were intercepted
by another Mexican officer, who
marched them back to tho dock,
communicated with his superiors nnd
released them. The ordering of the
bluejackets from a boat which was
flying the stars and stripes and con
sidered technically 'American soil, was
regarded by Rear-Admiral Mayo as
requiring an apology, the punishment
of the Mexican officer and a salute
of twenty-one guns.
The first two of the demands were
complied with, but the local federal
authorities asked for an extension of
time during which to consult with
the Huerta government in Mexico
President Wilson told those who
conferred with him that there had
been no notification to the fleet of
any prohibition against landing blue
jackets where docked and while plac
ing the utmost emphasis on the
Tampieo Incident, reviewed other of
fenses such as the arrest of an Amer
ican orderly carrying mail at Vera
Cruz, the attempt to exercise censor
ship and delay an official message
and other episodes designed to show
studied attempt on tho part of the
Huerta government to offend the
I'nited states. But for the fact that
no government is recognized by
America and a state of anarchy- ex
isted, the president is said to have
declared to members of congress, he
would hnve recalled Charge O'Shaiigh
nessy promptly.
Ready to Sail
SEATTLE. April 15. The cruisers
Albany and Pittsbnrir at Pnect
Pair of Youthful Street
Bandits Hold Up Mrs.
George Kane, Then Flee
Past Police Waiting on
, Corner and Escape
After having robbed Mrs. George
Kane of about eighty dollars and a
gold watch at 11 o'clock last night, two
young street bandits ran or trottea
the gauntlet of the city police, and es
caped into the darksome fastnesses of
the southern part of town.
Mrs. Kane, who later told her story
at the police Mation, was set upon oy
the two hold-ups at the corner of Third
street and Monroe. At first she
screamed and resisted, but they took
her handbag nnd extracted thtrclrom
the sum of J40 in money, a forty-dollar
check and a gold watch. While they
were standing on the corner, a man.
ttracted by her cries came rushing
up and started the bandits running.
Although attired lightly, and shod in
arpet slippers, tho pursuer kept up
the chase. In the meantime someone
had called up the police station, saying,
There's something going on here.
Officer Shrader ran out the police
atnd to the corner of Washington and
First street. As he. stood there wait-
ng for Officer liarnum, the two rob
bers ran by, going south on the west
side of the street. They were merely
rotting past, and he could not see any
hing in their behaviour to suspect.
When the pursuers had arrived, it was
who had held up Mrs. Kane and a posse
f policemen spread out into the south
part of town to look them up. But
there was no luck. The lark corners
had swallowed the two as completely
as though the earth had yawned be.
fore them.
Mrs. Kane came on to the city hall
and informed the officers of her loss
She could not describe the assailants
very well, as it was quite dark at
eleven o'clock but she said she
thought one wore a light suit and a
black hat. Later in the night a drunk
was picked up on the southside, attired
as she had described. He was thrown
in, but there was nothing to connect
him with the robbery.
In running through town, the pair
passed many groups of people going
home from the shows. In spite of the
cries of the pursuers, no one offered to
stop the fleeing culprits. One group
of five men, loitering on the comer at
Iterryhill's was warned in plenty of
time, but made no effort to stop the
We desire to extend the visiting delega
tions a cordial invitation to visit what is
known as "Arizona's Largest Clothing
In beauty of appointment, size of stocks,
quality standard, and service efficiency, it
cannot be excelled this side of Chicago.
We have endeavored upon this occasion to
fitfully dress for the event. The interior,
exterior and window displays exhibit the
results of our efforts.
- "Men's Wear"
40 East Washington St.
scale committee who are considering ner, wno was one ot me eievenin-
the seven hundred demands proposed hour witnesses before Supreme Court
by the Illinois mine workers and the justice Oof Saturday In the final
Illinois coal operators" association have
disagreed. Leaders of the opposing
factions admitted that there was no
chance for an agreement at the present
Man Who Testified in Behalf of the
Slayers Arrested for Perjury
NEW YORK, April 15 Karl Dres-
effort of the four gunmen slayers
of Herman Rosenthal, the gambler.
to obtain a new trial, was arrested
r.fter confessing himself a perjuror
!n a signed statement to District At
torney Whltm.-in.
Justice Goft on Saturday denounc
ed the testimony of Dresner and
three others, as unreliable. The
prosecutor announced he would in
vestigate. Hearing this, Dresner vol
untarily confessed.
navy yard, are taking on stores of coal
and ammunition. The Albany has been
ordered to leave for the south on Fri-'
day nnd the Pittsburg is to stand by;
All the yard work on the Pittsburg has
been suspended.
Rear Admiral Robert M. Doyle, com manding
the Pacific reserve fleet, ad
vised the navy department that the
cruiser South Dakota will be made
ready for service in "Z hours and has
recommended that she be sent in the
place of the Pittsburg. Two hundred
and fifty marines at the navy yard,
under Cel. Joseph Pendleton, have been
ordered to be ready to sail on the first
ship departing.
Four Dreadnaughts
April I",. Four dreadnaughts of the
Atlantic fleet, under Rear Admiral
r;adger, commander-in-chief, Mtcamcd
out of Hampton Roads at noon, headed
southward to Jo;n the American naval
force off Tampieo. They should make
the Mexican port next Wednesday. In
the squadron were the flagships
Arkansas, Vermont, New Hampshire,
and New Jersey.
Is on it or that it is rioue by.
one of the firms below who
are entitled to use It.
Label Committee
Roosevelt on Job
SAN FRANCISCO. April ir,. Frank
lln D. Roosevelt, assistant secretary of
the navy is here for an inspection of
the naval properties about the bay. He
declared he did not expect to he re
called to Washington because of the
Mexican situation. There Is nothing to
do" he said "as the fleet is in perfect
condition for anv emergency."
Roosevelt said he was really the a '.
vance agent for the fleet which will be
hern during the exposition next year.
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Angle Iron, all sizes Twisted Bars, Structural Steel.
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Blacksmith Supplies
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Phoenix, Arizona
Federal Defeat
CHIlirAHCA. April 15. The feder
als were defeated at San Pedro and are
being pounded to pieces between two
forces of rebels, according to a tele
gram from Villa, to Carranza,
Villa received aid from an unexpect
ed quarter, supposedly at the time the
telegram was filed, by the forces of
General Gonzales, commander of the
department of the east, who has been
operating in the states of Tamaulipas,
of which Tampieo is the principal sea
port and Nuevo Leon, of which Mon
terey Is the largest city. Retreating
federals, loaded on trains and said to
number S.OflO found the track torn up
for twenty miles east of San Pedro,
according to federal prisoners, who
brought word they had been attacked
by a strange force from the east.
Torpedo Flotilla Moves
LOS ANGELES. April 15. Orders
were received tonight by the torpedo
flotilla at San Pedro to proceed to San
Diego tomorrow morning and take on
coal nnd supplies there. No definite
further orders were received, but the
officers expect to leave for Mexico any
time. There are five destroyers in the
flotilla. They are already prepared for
battle practice next week, before the
recent orders were made.
May Sail Today
NEW TORK. April 15. After twice
having its sailing postponed, the bat
tleship Louisiana, assigned to Mexican
waters, failed to depart tonight. The
start will be made at noon tomorrow
if the crew is aboard at the tlm.
ISO Nttu Sum. New York
Ftsident and Trtasurtr :
PEORIA, April 15, Twelve men,
comprising a subcommitte of the wage
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Cleaning House j
IT PAYS TO BE C.OOD. Tlier i nothiiic par- :
tirularly original about thst statfinent, but it ii
one north keeping in mind, and is true a., it aJ on ;
the first Hay it was evrr written in a copy hook. It .
may not be llie highest kind of rule of cend ict, but ,
it's a simple one and eamly remembered. Above all, '
it U prartical. and that amounts to a good deal in '
thi-i matter-of-fact world. In the end. I believe it will J
outweigh all the eiwys and ethics of the reformers. ;
and do more than anything else to bring about the ,
milleniuni of advertising. There is abvajs a certain ,
proportion of men who will do right for rinht'i sake, ;
but even they, probably, are not displeased with the :
fact that it is' no bad investment, and for the majority (
it is fortunate that coiuinoii honesty and decency are j
not expensive. j
Kvery day the publisher is bem more afui more ;
convinced that the . leaner his advertising columns are :
the m..re money he can make out of them, and when
this knowledge 'becomes general the vicious ad will go I
out of business. To the credit of publishers be it said j
that most of tliein "clean house.'.' because they believe
it is right, but the time is coining when it will be done
us a matter of pure h'isines olicy. Take the case of .
the I'hrrois:, Vrir . R-puN)ran. a paper that about a j
year ago ircu!c.l lo clinniiale objectionable advertis
ing and, in its own words, "expected no other reward 1
than a satisfied conscience." Note the result as '
described in a recent editorial in that pflfser: ,
"The R'yuMimn has found other reward than the j
approval Jl il own conscience. The eliminated .
advertising has been followed by a considerably ;
increased -volume of decent advertising. The patent
medicine people used to lie tyrannical when the papers '
nerc clamoring for their business. They not only ,
insisted uKin the best positions, but designated the ,
kind of matter that should appear next to their adier-
tisements, and even proscribed certain other kinds of j
advertisiiumon the same page. When Uio H-jM-.cw .
began throwing out patent medicine advrr.i-e menis i
th space thus cleared was lakeii by legitimate foreign
advertising. The patent medicine people are non ,
clamoring to gel back into tlie HrpMimn on any. j
terms on 'any old' page. . They are willing lo leae
ihe matter of position entirely to the foreman.
Nor is this all. Not only has the tt-piMirtm in- ;
creased its own value as an advertisiiiK medium, but
the public has been quirk to notice and appreciate the .
;.n,.,v.i.,Tni n,t hs resounded iienerously with cash -
for subscriptions. ?ays the Repuhljran, " n ilhiti the .
period in which most ol tue aoverusuij: u-m.
nired and when thev were dmpi.'l, there has leen a
steady and rapid increase in the H,,vhlirnn'' vhiMe
oT circulation, a was shonu b its pubiidli u st.q.-meiit.

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