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|| World’s Fair News Notes. | Mg88888S8888888SS8a888888WS8gg8g8SMg8S8S8g8M8888g8888B8S88S88gB8888888888888S8888888888BB Women of Pueblo, Colo., are raising a , fund of $6000 with which they will build a minature mineral palace on a site ad joining the Colorado building at the World** Fair. More than one hundred different lan guages are represented in the addresses that accompanied tho jubilee presents of Queen Victoria that King Edward has sent to be exhibited at the World’s Fair at St. Louis. The Blast Furnace W'orkers* and Smel ters’ Union of America met last week at Youngstown, Ohio. The meeting next year will be held at St. Louis during the World’s Fair. Annie Irish, who is to play tho part of Iras, the Egyptian beauty, in Ben Hur, it is said will pose for Hamilton King, who will paint Miss Irish in the char acter of Cleopatra. The picture will be exhibited at the Wold’s Fair. Professor Halsey C. Ives, chief of the department of art for the World’s Fair, pas recently returned from an extensive trip through the art centers of Europe. Professor Ives says that he is assured that France, Belgium, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Hungary, Spain, Egypt, Italy, Holland, Sweden, Russia, Greece, Norway and Denmark will make lafge and excellent displays. Ecuador will occupy 10,000 square feet at the World’s Fair in showing the ad vancement of that enterprising South American government. In the palace of agriculture, she will occupy 2500 feet; mines, 1500 feet; forestry, 1500 feet; man ufactures, 2000 feet; unclassified,2500 feet. A house built entirely of fish bones will be one of the oddities encountered at the World’s Fair. A St. Augustine, Fla., ne gro is the architect of the unique struc ture. It will be 15x18 feet, and the gable ends will be an exact reproduction of the old city gates of St. Augustine. The scales of the drum are exclusively used for the work as they are susceptible to chemical treatment which renders them peculiarly adapted for building purposes. The bones used are those of the shark and an occasional saw fish. The furni ture, is, also, a novel addition. The ma tresses and pillows for the bed are made of bass scales which, by a certain pro cess, are rendered as soft as feathers. Nino barrels of drum fish scales were re quired to complete the house and these have to be carefully assorted as to size to insure uniformity. I -+- THEATRE TOPICS. -+ *^S8SSSS8?888SS8888SSS2SSSSS88S8SSS8888S88S888SS88»8SSS8SSSSSSS88888SS8S8888SSS^88SSS! Edwyn Sandys, In November Outing. The ruffled grouse is a curious bird—in fact 1 don’t believe anybody thoroughly understands him. A very common form of cover 1h where a comparatively nar row strip of thicket fringes tall timber. In such a case, if I have a comrade, I always volunteer to go Into the cover. Most men prefer to Btick to the open in the hope of getting a clear, straight away shot as the grouse darts for the timber. My plan is to move along behind the thicket. The grouse is certain to make for the wood, and in so doing offer me a crossing, instead or a straightway chance. At first glance, this would ap pear more difficult, but it is not so. A grouse driven from outside, has a nasty habit of whisking behind the nearest tree trunk, and then keeping that saving screen between himself and the gun. A bird crossing the line of fl”e can not do this, and while he certainly will pass behind trees, he, also, must cross open spaces, which affords the gun a much better chance. Another point worth bearing in mind is . . . . ... . a ^ A a ^ A AAA AA to keep your eye on the bird so long as you can see it. If the vanishing form ap pears to lower, or merely maintains Us line of flight, the odds are greatly in fa vor of the bird’s alighting upon the ground, when, of course, it may be fol lowed and again flushed. Should the line of flight gradually rise, or there be a sudden upward movement, the bird will almost certainly "tree” within a few yards of where the rise occurred. Then the only thing to do is to follow and en deavor to locate the quarry. This is not as easy as it sounds, for a treed grouse is hard to locate. The surest way Is to examine tree after tree by scanning limb after limb from tip to junction with the trunk. The bird, probably, will be sit ting stiffly erect and motionless as well as In toward the trunk. Curiously enough a treed grouse appears to know the in stant it is discovered, and likely as not it will at once dash from the perch It may have been holding for many min utes. A bird thus leaving a lofty perch is as baffling a mark as a glutton for difficult work could desire. THE SPECIAL STEWARDESS. Duties of a Woman Who Accompanies a Rich Family on an Ocean Liner. From the New York Press. The very latest thing in expensive trans atlantic travel is a special stewardess. The first woman to initiate this service on the ocean liners sailing out of New York is Mme. Aubertin. who went as special stewardess on W. K. Vanderbilt s yacht Valiant when Miss Consuelo, now Duch ess of Marlborough, was taken on her first trip to Egypt and the Nile. O. H. P. Belmont was a guest on this long voy age. It resulted in a divorce that made Mrs. W. K. Vanderbilt Mrs. O. H. P. Bel mont. A stewardess on a multi-millionaire s yacht can scarcely be called a “special stewardess, because all she has to do is to look after the wife or daughter of the owner and their guests. But a stewardess ■who can go on an ocean liner as a first class cabin passenger, getting her re turn trip ticket and *35 a week just to see that the family of some rich passenger receives every attention, independent of the ordinary service of the ship. Is a special stewardess. It goes without say ing that the regular ship's stewardess has no use for the “special.'’ A rich fam ily on a voyage means liberal tips, and when the services of the ship’s stewardess are not required she is not paid anything for them above the compary’s salary. Mme. Aubertin's work stops with the shore. She has earned her living on the sea since she left a French convent when quite a young girl and married a chef on the French line of steamers to New York. In order to be with him. she sail ed as stewardess. ITe died, leaving her with two boys. One of them Is now chef at a popular Frepch cafe in this city. The other son served on the battleship In diana during the Spanish war and now occupies some shore position with the United States government When she reached Southampton, Mme. Aubertin had crossed the Atlantic three times within seventeen days. She reach ed this city last Friday week from Cher bourg. where she had gone with a family intending to winter in the Mediteranean. She had just time at Cherbourg to step from the incoming to the outgoing steam er. and was back in New York within twelve days from the time she left it. Then, the day after she arrived here, she was oft again on a Cunardor for Liv erpool. A New York family has en gaged her services for a trip to the Ber mudas. upon which she will start soon after her return from Liverpool. Mme. Aubertin estimates that she has traveled at least. 500.000 miles by sea since she made her first trip on the French liner. She has sailed on every line cross ing the Atlantic. I “Even where there are two or three | ship's stewardess on a large liner,’' said j Mme. Aubertin just before she sailed : from here the last time, “they can not ] attend to all the requirements of a fairly ; full rassenger list. A special stewardess goes to the cook's pantry and gets her mistress's meals as soon as the gong sounds, or, perhaps, a little before. If she wants to avoid confusion. Jhe family she Is with get their meals hot and on time. When I go with a party I go on board ship the day before sailing and see that the cabins nre in good order, with plenty of bed covering, sofa cushions and that sort of thing. I am on board early on sailing day to see after the luggage that must not be sent to the hold. Un pack the steamer trunks in the cabins and look after flowers that may be sent to the ship. I get good seats at the din ing saloon table, and arrange for con venient hours for baths. I get the steam er chairs In good position on deck. “During the voyage. I get the ladles up In time for their baths, and help them dress for breakfast, and the morning stroll on deck. I see that they get clam broth, or something of that kind between meals. If they are seasick. I attend to them. My duties end when the family is safely off the ship to the railway station. Then T plan for my return to New York as quickly as possible. “I have served as stewardess on many of the crack yachts of New York million- j nlres. sometimes for the full term of commission, and again for a month or so while the owner, or lessee, was entertain ing. But I prefer transatlantic or south ern line steamship work. Women on ft private yacht are sometimes very exact ing. and are apt to ask more of a stew ardess than comes in her line of duty," Your ELECTRIC bill is due. Save 10 per cent by paying today. fi THE EARLY-RISING HABIT. Not So Much Poetry in the Plan as Is Generally Supposed. From the Minneapolis Tribune. Charles Lamb reckons among popular fallacies, the old adage that one should rise with the lark, and says he has no ambition to get the start of a lazy world, and becbme a courtier of the sun by at tending at his morning levees. Professor John Wilson of Edinburg University, who was widely known in his day as the Chris topher North of Blackwood’s Magazine and the reviews, wrote an essay on what he called “the wickedness of early rising,” in which he denied that leaving one’s bed at unreasonable hours is either a virtuous or meritorious habit. His stric tures, however, apply only to professional people like himself, as the common work aday world can illy afford to W'aste the precious morning hours on a sluggard’s bed. In very graphic and forcible language Professor Wilson describes the discom forts and disillusions experienced at all seasons of the year by the early riser, who, hoping to revel in the beauties of nature or to engage in profitable study, rises when the sun first show's his face in the eastern horizon. As in spring and autumn he ventures forth into the gray misty dawn, he encounters rain and wind and sleet, and. gazing upon the face of nature, finds it bleak and bare. In sum mer, though, he revels in nature’s beauty, inhales the sweet perfume of flowers, and listens to the entrancing song of birds, he is constantly haunted by the thought that it Is four or five hours to breakfast, and finds it difficult to write sonnets or chant poems to summer’s later glories on an empty stomach. In winter he wres tles with the ice in his water pitcher, dresses by the tint of a tallow candle, and, as the maids are not up. kindles his own fires by the aid of a tinder box and a pair of wheezy bellows. Stumbling about in the half darkness, he upsets his inkstand over a precious manuscript and a valuable book he has borrowed with solemn promise to return it unscratched. This was before the days of lucifer matches, gas and electric lights, steam heated houses, hot and cold water, and porcelain bath tubs. Although our unfortunate early riser is guest at the house of a gentleman with an income of £5000 a year, he is deprived of the comforts now found even in a workman's dwelling. He makes the best of the situation, and sets atoout his work —a literary production, which he hopes will endure for ages. Though the clatter of the nowf risen servants sadly disturbs him. amid the brandishing of pokers, the slamming of doors, the rattling of pew ter. and the gritting noise of the sand with which stairs and lobbies are being scoured, he possesses his soul in patience. He has risen thus early to improve his mind, and he must control his temper. He expresses the hope that he has so forcibly demonstrated the folly of early rising, that henceforth no conceited prig “will purse up his mouth or erect his head with an air of conscious superiority, when he meets an acquaintance who goes to bed and gets up at a gentlemanly hour.” Mr*. Mackay’s Photograph. From the New York Herald. Mrs. Clarence H. Mackay has had made a very large and costly photograph of herself and little daughter, Kitty. The photograph Is life size and colored. The frame enclosing It is seven feet by five. Mrs. Mackay is pioutred seated in a large chair, with her little daughter nest ling beside her. Mrs. Mackay wears a gown of white and sliver brocade, the bodice being a mass of rich duchesse lace, the long edges of which almost cover her arms. She wears only one article of Jewelry, an emerald brooch, a wedding gift frpm her husband. • Better Stop Walking. From the Yonkers Statesman. "It looks as if it was time for the walk ing delegate to stop walking." remarked the Observer of Events and Things, "and go away back and sit down.” If you are going to a wed ding see A1 and Dave. It hits the spot—Kentucky Belle, 75c full quart W. R. McV>y, 2120 Second Avenue. DON’T FORGET. Fay your Electric bill today. GEORGE A. STEELE STEELE-SMITH DRY GOODS CO. JAS. AR.THVR. SMITH A Shower of Bargains From the Steele-Smith Store Every part of this whole store puts forth extra efforts in order to induce you to shop here on next Monday and Tuesday. Without going into a long talk we will mention the lists from the various departments. Laces, Embroider ies and Appliques of Quality This department has made great head way in winning favor among the most particular of Birmingham's lace admirers. Great care was taken in making the selection, and as a result there’s a showing of real styles at very close prices, and prices count a whole lot. Wool Galoon Lace in black and white, 4*/2 inches wide, per yard . $1.00 Galoon Applique in cream, beau tiful design, per yard . 35c Wood Fiber Bands, in black and cream, per yard . 90c Pretty Applique in Acorn and Wild Rose design, Persian ef fects, per yard .$1.00 Ecru Medallions and Laces, very pretty designs; per yard. 25c Guymp Braid in different colors, at, per yard . 5c Cream Silk Medallions, each. 10c Butterfly Medallions in cream and black, each . 25c Acorn Medallions in black, each 15c Persian Medallions in Apple De signs, each .I2»/2C ClUny Laces of most excellent values in Ecru, Brown and black, at 25c, 50c and . 80c White Applique All-over Lace.. 45c Cream Applique All-over Lace.. 45c Seasonable Wash Goods This is a season of especially pretty patterns in wash goods of the win ter weights and this store is abreast of the times with its display The popularity of our wash goods de partment is evident to even a casual visitor—Its always comfort ably crowded with purchasers. 27-inch Mercerized Oxford Waistlngs of a well finished quality in a variety of colors and shades . 20c A complete showing in white oxfords and basket weaved mercerized ox fords in the 27-inch width. These come in various grades and grad uate in prices from 20c per yard to 60c, then SI.00 and SI.25. thus al lowing you a pleasing selection, no matter what your taste may be. Moire Loulsine in 36-inch width 7Vtc 25-inch Flannelettes In polka dots, Persian designs and stripes . 7,/ac In the Ladles’ Underwear Department There are mighty good values told of here. One needs must see them to fully appreciate their value and goodness. We want you to call and inspect this showing whether you want to make purchases just now or not. Ladies’ Ribbed Union Suits, well finished and of good ma terial . 50c Ladies Ribbed Union Suits, taped silk ribbon, well fin ished . $1.00 Ladies’ Gray and White Jersey Ribbed Suits of mixed material $1.50 ‘•Oneita”—A seamless, glove fit ting ribbed Union Suit of es pecially good material; per fectly elastic; yoke top front.. $2.00 Ladies’ Ribbed Heavy Fleeced Vests, neck run with silk tape, nicely finished . 20c Ladles’ Ribbed Pants to match the above, well made . 50c Ladles’ Ribbed Wool Vests, of good material; a garment from the Regina mills; well made and perfect fitting .$1.00 Pants to match .$1.00 Ladies’ White Wool Vests, glove fitting; made of the highest qual ity of soft finish material; a guaranteed garment .$1.50 Pants to match .$1.50 A pure wool Vest In white, beau tifully finished with,silk run rib bons and wool lace around the neck .$2.00 Pants to match .$2.00 Ladies’ Silk and Wool Vest, Silk front; an elegantly and well finished garment, and a value at .. .$2.00 Ladles’ Hermsdorf Black Cot ton Hose; double sole; high spliced heels and toes. 25c Ladies' Black Cotton Hose, ex tra fleeced, double sole, high spliced heels and toes . 25c Ladles’ Black Cotton Hose, ex tra fleeced, double sole, high spliced heels and toes. 15c Two pair for . 25c At the Dress Goods Dept. There’s a reason why the ladies of Birmingham patronize the dress de partment of our store bo liberally. The representative creations of the season are shown at prices lhat are remarkable for their smallness. Black Goods All Wool Storm Serge, 45 Inches wide, at . 50c All Wool Storm Serge, 45 inches wide, at . 50c Sponged Double Warp Serge for Coat Suits and Skirts, 45 inches wide.-... 90c 45-inch Prunella at . $1.00 45-inch Voile at .$1.00 Knickerbocker, 45 inches wide..$1.25 Colored Dress Goods Knickerbocker Suitings, 56 Inches wide ..$1.25 50-inch Yale Suitings .$1.25 45-Inch Steam Shrunk Serge in navy blue at . 90c 50-inch Rcpellant at . 75c Sponged Broadcloth 54 inches wide at .$1.00 Our Men's Furnishings We want every economical man In this district, to trade here and assure them that they have here an opportunity to get the very newest of the prevail ing styles in men’s furnishings at prices that are only a part of their value. Shirts Madras and Percale Shirts, pleat ed bosom, well made, in neat colors .». 85c Madras and Percale Shirts in light and dark patterns, In soft and stiff bosoms . 50c Heavy Oxford Shirts, in light colors; well made and perfect fitting; neat patterns; cuffs at tached .$1.00 Heavy quality Percale Shirts, neat designs, stiff bosoms, cuffs attached or detached .$1.00 Madras Shirts in neat designs in light and dark colors; well made; cuffs attached or de tached .$1.00 Underwear Extra Heavy Fleece Lined Cot ton Underwear, per garment_ 45c Heavy Ribbed Wool Underwear In blues, grays and brown, well made and perfect fitting gar ments; per garment .$1.00 A piece of Underwear of medium weight Australian wool, a good warm, comfortable garment, per garment. $1.50 Heavy Ribbed Wool Underwear in grays and blues, well made and perfect fitting; goods that have proved popular; per gar ment . $1.00 Hosiery Black Llsie Thread Silk Embroid ery figures, very neat . 50c Fancy Lisle Thread Half Hose neat designs; reinforced heels and toes; fast colors . 50c Fancy Gray Half Hose. Rllk em broidery figures, well made _ 25c Half Hose Jn plain black and tan 25c t; Fancy Half Hose in black, blue and gray, 15c per pair, two pair for .ill. 25c Heavy Seamless Half Hose in solid colors, three pair for. 25c Boys’ Black Cotton Ribbed Hose, double sole and spliced heel, ex tra heavy . 25c Boys’ Black Cotton Ribbed Hose, double sole, heel and toe; ex tra heavy, 15c; or two for . 25c Neckwear Shield Bows in novelties and solid colors . 25c Four-in-lfand in newest Persian designs and novelties . 50c Folded English Squares in popu lar grays and fancy patterns. SI.00 Things Offered at The Notion Counter There are things to interest one here. We couldn’t attempt to give one a comprehensive list. We pick a few items at random. , Art Goods Beautiful Sofa Pillow Tops In dif ferent designs of oak leaves and acorns; 25c to .$1.50 Linen Hemstitched Table Covers with stamped design of straw berries. chrysanthemums, carna tions, etc.; 50r, 75c and.$1.00 Stamped Linen Hemstitched Dresser Scarfs, Hat Rat Scarfs, r and doilies for center table, in 'T beautiful stamped designs from 25c to .SI 00 Belding’s Embroidery Silk, all kinds, per dozen . 50c Bclding’s Knitting Silk, all colors, from 25c to . 50c Embroidery Needles, all sizes from 7s to 12s, per paper. 10c Little Specials Good Brass Pins, for Monday and Tuesday, per paper . 2c Good Dress Pins, five papcrB for 5c English Pins in all sizes ........ 10c Cube Black Pins . 5c Cube Black Pins with dull and j bright heads . 10c Ladies’ Hand Bags, with leather handles, gold and nickel trim mings, in red, tan, black, blue and green, for . 50c Ladies’ large Hand Bags In all colors, from 75c to .$3.00 Children’s Hand Bugs with silk llnging, gold and nickel trim ming . 50c Children's Hand Bags with chain handles, in all colors . 25c Boys' nice leather Purses in black and tan, from 5c to . 25c Men's Leather Purses in black and gray, 10c to . 25c YOUR COLLEGE COLORS 1923 CTCCI F.54MITH DRY GOODS Second Avenue O 1 LLLL OITII 111 . COMPANY A LIBRARY OF MAGIC BOOKS. About 12,000 Volumes in Many Tongues to Be a Gift to Columbia. From the New York Time*. Announcement was made at Columbia university that Dr. Saram R. Ellison has made Columbia university heir to his col ‘ lection of books on magic arts, which is said to be the largest and most complete collection of Its kind in this country, and comprises about 12,000 volumes. Some Idea of itB value may be gained when It Is learned that Dr. Ellison refused an offer of $20,000 from Magician Kellar for Its possession. There are books in English, French, German, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, Ital ian and Arabic. The English books are largely written by famous magicians, and Borne of them are In manuscript. A few of these date from the early part of the last century. There are books on card tricks and gambling, spiritualism, the occult, Illusions, natural magic, hyp notism, ventriloquism, and, In fact, on nearly everything which can entertain an audience In a magic way. Aside from these valuable works, Is a scrapbook col lection of magaxine articles. These are bound In fifteen volumes, and cover prac tically the entire field of magic. Many tricks are explained by profes sionals in these books which are not In cluded In regular books on art. These scrapbooks in themselves comprise an ex ceedingly valuable collection. Another set of scrapbooks Include notices of the various magical performances given In past years, card letter-heads, write-ups. and press notices. Complete files of all magle periodicals ever published are also contained in the library. To the collection of reading natter has been added many photographs of the most famous magicians and about sixty con jurors' wands, mostly old and battered. The entire library has been catalogued by Dr. Ellison himself, so that there is no subject ho car. not Immediately find. The cataloguing required enormous pa tience and occupied many months. It Is a curious fact that the owner of the collection is In no sense an operating magician, hut has simply contented him self with a clever knowledge of sleight-of hand, together with a thorough acquaint ance with the theory of magic. Classic and Mediaeval Art. From the New York Sun. Zeuxis had painted his grapes so well that the birds picked at them. "That's nothing." asserted his rival. "I painted some prunes so well that the peo people In our boarding house wouldn’t eat them.” Totally abashed, the great Grecian slunk humbly back to his studio. Penelope was unraveling the ehroud. • yes,’' she admitted, "It is work, but this Is nothing to unravelling the yarn Ulysses will tell when ho comes home." Peeping over the banister to see if his boots were there yet, she resumed her task. Raphael was painting away for dear life. "Are you 8l,re you will find a market for all your work?” they asked. "Certainly,’’ he replied, "think of all the apartment houses that will want old masters In the entrance hall.” Redoubling his efforts, he hastened to fill an order for the St. Janitor's palace. Nothing better than my line of fine wines and liquors. W. K- McVay, 2120 2nd Ave. A 10 per cent investment. Pay Gas and Electric bills today. “A Slump In the “Show Business.” A few days ago a New York newspaper gave the surprising information that there were nearly 3.000 unemployed actors and actresses in New York—the largest num ber of idle players ever known in that city at this season of the year. Nearly all the stars and stock companies have now opened their seasons, and the limited de mand for actors seems likely to hold for the remainder ol the theatrical year. A list of the more prominent people without engagements shows that the idle ones are not confined to the rank and file. A good ly number of leading men, and women# whose reputations hav^ entitled them to salaries from $150 to $300 per week, are doing nothing. The only explanation of fered is that because of the incompletion of numerous theatres in the East, es pecially in New York, most of which have been delayed by strikes, a number of new theatrical enterprises have not yet been launched. This might account for the idleness of the more prominent people,but it is not a satisfactory reason for the lit tle army of unemployed Thespians. A private letter from New York Is more to the point. It explains that business Is very bad in Gotham, and that the mana gers expect a poor theatrical year gen erally. The Wall street decline seems to be felt throughout the East, even in the smaller theatrical centers. "Most of the New York theatres are starving,” says the writer. “Even Mansfield Is playing to light houses. The ‘Three Little Maids' show, the new London musical comedy, is the one big hit of the season.” These conditions are likely to change a good many theatrical plans. It would seem to be a good time for the managers of eastern companies and the managers of Western theatres to “get together.” The Western cities have felt for some years_even since the firm establishment of the big theatrical syndicate—that they have not had their share of first class at tractions. Whatever may he the present financial condition of the East, the West is more prosperous than ever before. Theatrical business in all the large cltlea < of the west has been almost phenomenal. The companies that have been booked In the Western states have been more than satisfied thus far this season. No mis take can be made by routing the first class attractions so as to fill engagements in Chicago, St. Louis.Kansas City,Omaha and Denver and a number of other places good for two or three nights, within the region of these cities. Out here every body is prosperous, and the disposition to pay money for really high class attrac tions is all that the most thrifty manager could desire. Take Kansas City as an example. It is known as the best popular price “show town” in the country. It would be Just as celebrated for itH support of high class attractions if it had the attractions to support. "Ben Hur,“ “Resurrection” and Joseph Jefferson, the three big attractions thus far offered here this season, played to the capacity of the theater. If the man agers will semi along Julia Marlowe, Maude Adams, Richard Mansfield, Wil liam Gillette. Viola Allen. John Drew.. Mrs. Fiske. William H. Crane, Ethel Bar rymore. Annie Russell, Henry Irving, Nat Goodwin. Maxine Elliott. Mrs. Langtry, Blanche Bates, Mrs. Carter, Henrietta Crosman. Mary Mannering, Ada Rehan and Ottis Skinner, E. H. Sot hern, fine operatic organizations and the best musi cal comedy productions and extrava ganzas. they will get all the money the theatres will hold, and they will l»r able to recoup the losses sustained on Broad way or elsewhere in the East. A few of these stars are booked, but the West ! could take care of all of them for a while. This aught to be a good time for Western managers to present their claims. If you want to be a swell dresBer see A1 and Dave. A 10 per cent investment. Fav OaB and Electric bills today. Punch In Paris. Paris Correspondence in London Tele graph. Poor old Punch has fallen upon parlous times. He Is threatened with banishment frum one of the last of his haunts In the Champs Kylsees. There are still two Qui guol theatres under the trees of the park by the president’s palace, one on each side of the Avenue Marlgny, but one of them has failed to find a purchaser. The leasehold was put up for £29 8s annually, and the theatre Itself, with stage, pros cenium. flies, wings, and all properties, costumes, company, etc., ahd the two or three dozen chairs constituting the auditorium llttlngs. all for £10; hut no lessee and purchaser was forthcoming. The offer will remain open for some weeks longer. If no one has tfcken It up then, the prefect of the Seine depart ment. who. among other attributions, la the licenser of Ouignol plays—rather a Platonic charge, as the repertory is lm mutable—and administrator of the thea tres, will cause stage, scenery, properties and Punch himself to he sold as old rubbish. The second Ouignol will remain, but the disappearance of Its rival will be the beginning of the end Once Punch, who Is exactly the same Punch on both stages, has begun to lose his grip on the public, his doom will be sealed, and his total disappearance from the Champs Elyspes wjll he only a question of time. I went to see him today. He was whack ing the gendarme and Judy alternately, as usual. Soon he may lay aside his trusty stick forever. There was the pathos of dying traditions about the scene, and the "tears which things have" In the faded and discolored trail- I pings of the show. I thought I detected a stifled sob now and then In poor Punch's voice, which was not quite so vigorously cracked and shrill as usual. It was also raining steadily, of course, and a leaden sky wept upon Qulgnol’s thinned audience. Anatole's "Only Real Punch and Judy” was temporarily closed, . a stout lady, the manageress, gazing dig- 1 consolatelv at the empty chair*.