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* VOLUME XXXXIII__BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA, SUNDAY, OCTOBER 19, 1913 SPORTING SECTION M MBER IOC, LONDON MANAGERS r ' -•* - - " ‘ ^ TO “PLAY TASTERS” Want Someone to Make Sure of Success of a Play in ’ Advance ETHEL IRVING NOT A GOOD MANAGER ! Hi __ Has Spent $50,000 on Three Produc tions and Will Temporarily Retire From Field—Clyde Fitch’s Play Fails to Please By JOHN ANA CARPENTER London, October 18.—(Special.)—Here j Is good news for the thousands, the hundreds of thousands, of theatregoers who have often wondered why mana gers produce unsuccessful plays ami who were and are‘quite sure that they would not have made such obvious mis takes. A position to which is attached the by no means neglible salary of $100,000 a year is waiting for one of them if he' or she caii‘‘make good." I have it on the authority of no less an Individual than Sir Herbert Tree, who has just declared that either the The atrical Manager's association or the .West End Manager's .association, the two big organizations controlling prac tically all the Important theatres in 8^ondon, would gladly pay that salary (to a man or woman who could tell in Advance the fate of a play. Sir Herbert confesses, with the great Your Stomach Bad? JUST TRY ONE DOSE of Mayr’s Wonderful Stomach Remedy and Be Convinced That You Can Be Restored to Health Tm? nr. not nsltod to toko M fly r'» Wonderful Stomach Remedy for weeks and months before you repetve any benefit—one dose is usually required to <£uvtnce the most skeptical sufferer of Stomach Ail ments that this great remedy should restore anyone afflicted to good health. Mayr’s Wonderful Stom ach Remedy has been taken by many thousands of people throughout the land. It lots brought health nud happiness to sufferers who had despaired of ever being restored and who now proclaim 11 a Wonder ful Remedy and are urging others who may l*o suf fering with Stomach. Liver and Intestinal Ailments to try It. Mind you. Mayr’s Wonderful Stomach Remedy is so different than most medicines that are put on the market for the various stomach ailments—It is really In a class by itself, and one dose will do more to conrtnee the most skeptical sufferer than tons of • ether medicines*. Result* from one dose will sma/.e and the benefits are entirely natural, as it acts on site source and foundation of these ailments, remov ing the poisonous catarrh and Idle accretions and •Haying the underlying chronic inflammation In the alimentary and Intestinal tract, rendering the same •ntlseptlc. lust, try one dose of Mayr’s Wonderful SUmaoh Remedy- put it to n teat today -you will he overjoyed with your quick recovery and will highly praise it as thousands of others are constantly doing; Send for booklet on Stomach Ailments to tleo. H. Mur. 11/*. Chemist. 154-lfld Whiting St., Chicago, III. For pale in Birmingham by Eugene Jacobs’ Drug Ptoie. 1P04 Second avenue, and other druggists. Low Round Trip Fares ■I Mobile and Return ••.$8.35 ii Tickets on sale October 34-25 26; return limit November 5 with extension to November 30 for $1 extra. New Orleans and Return . .$10.90 | Tickets on sale November 8-u 10; limited to return November 19th. 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Texas .$27.20 Brownsville, Texas .1434," Carpus Clirlsll, Texas .R3S.4II llallas, Texas ..¥27.20 Ml Paso. Texas .«»2.Sr. FI. Wurth, Trxns .*27.20 Galveston. Texas*.$20.20 Houston. Texas .¥27.20 Pecos, Texas .(4320 Port Arthur, Texas .S2S.00 Hoekport, Texas .¥:tS.SO San Antonio. Texas . .33375 Waco, Texas .¥27.20 For Information call or write H. F. LATIMER, Division Passenger Agent Phones Main 703 anil usds Hlrmlaghnm FAMOUS HORSEMAN IS SERIOUSLY ILL i i MR, J*nE.*5> Jaaius B. Haggin, famous horseman and copper magnate, is dangerously ill at hi* home, Green Hill, near Lexing lou, Ky. Mr. Haggiu 1s eighty-seven years old. Two physicians are con stantly in attendance and lt is reporter ■hit the patient Is slowly sinking. ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••a*' est of good humor, that no less than six of tile biggest successes in London were offered in vain to him before they were taken to the managers who ultimately made fortunes out of their successes. Among them was "Kismet." Edward Knoblauch's drama which is said to have yielded well over $500,000 to its English backers and which is still doing record business on tour. “Peter Pan" was also brought to him by Barrie before Charles Frohman had a chance to produce It, and, us Tree says, many people have since made for tunes out of Peter's adventures in Ken sington Gardens. Sir Herbert says he considered that the name part was un suited to him. i do not wish to trouble tl^e high ex pectations of the thousands of men and women who, in response to these words of Tree, will immediately write offer ing their services as play tasters. But Tree himself wet-blanketed them in ad vance when he' concluded his remarks by saying that the infallible guesser did not exist and experience had taught him that the only way to discover the commercial worth of a play was to “try it on the public/* That Tree is very neat* the truth is evidenced by the continued run of fail ures that are dogging the steps of even the most experienced London managers. "Years of Discretion." which, in con-t junction with Charles Frohman, that fine actress, Ethel Irving, produced at tin* Globe theatre, is coming-off after a short run and an unsuccessful at tempt to boom it into popular favor. Lt was not happily cast but aside from that, for which due allowances ought to be made, it is imposible for the writer to see any reason for the .severe Silting administered by the London crifics. Ethel Not a Good Manager If is to be feared that Etliel Trying's attempt at actor -management has not been a happy one. The.sum of $50,00(j was raised by a syndicate in the hopes that that would be sufficient to estab lish her, but most, if not all of it. has been lost on the three productions slit has made—"Vanity." a revival of "Lady Frederick" and "Years of Discretion " She will temporarily retire from tho field, yielding the remainder of her lease of the Globe to Ethel Warwick, the daughter-in-law of Lewis Waller. Who lias an even longer list of failures behind her than has Ethel Irving. For tunately, Ethel Warwick has several good and wealthy friends, including Lord Willoughby do Broke, who have an inextinguishable confidence in her ultimate success. "Years of Discretion" is not the oni> recent importation from the Cnlted States to meet with failure in London. "The Scarlet Band" has not found pop ular favor despite the fact that the first night audience was enthusiastic and the critics gave it an unusually enthusiastic send-off. Arthur Chud leigb, the manager of the “Comedy” theatre, is puzzled over the failure and in his attempt to discover a reason has met with several regular theatregoers who claim that the murder, around which the play revolvers and which is supposed to take place in a side room, should have occured in full sight of the audience. And yet you’ll probably not find one manager in a score in the West End of London who would have advised lt. “Girls” Did Not Please Clyde FltelVs “Girls” did not please anyone and its withdrawal after an un usually short run at the Prince of Wales theatre was the best thing to do in the circumstances. It was put on under the personal direction of Shirley Kellog’s husband, Albert de Courville, in an attempt to till the the atre until Leoncavallo’s new 4go-as you-please” musical comedy, which Ned Wayburn is producing, is ready. “Girls” failing, another attempt lo keep the house open will be made with "The Fugitive,” John Galsworthy's new play, produced recenly at series of matinees at the Court theatre. “The Fugitive,” in manuscript, is one of the most powerful and thought-compelling pi. >s produced in London In many a long day, but somehow it doesn’t seem to get over the footlights. Although it is a play dealing with an unpleasant phase of a woman s life, not the slight est objection can he taken to the dia logue, with tiie exception of one short and striking sentence, which can be de fended as absolutely necessary to a proper understanding of the situation. Robertson Obtains Handle Now that Forbes Robertson has ob tained his "handle” the Held is clear for some of the other aspiring London actor-managers. Who will be the next to join that select company of Tree, John Hare, George Alexander, Wynd ham and Squire Bancroft, who are en titled to write the magical “Sir” be fore their names? According to well Informed gossip it is an even money bet on either Arthur Bourchier or Cyril Maude. The former is the more push ing but the latter is the more popular. The writer would prefer to put his money on Maude. Incidentally, the “profesion” cannot claim that it has been overlooked in these days what* e\er might have been their just com plaint in tlo* days before the late Sir llenry Irving became the first actor knight. Nowadays, lunching at the Garrick club, whore most of the aotor managtrs gather at mid duyr, a hiere "Ministeir feels quite out of it ami in sheer desperation flees to the more modest rooms of the Green Room club, Where actors who boast that they have not played three weeks in as many years, abound. “Revue” Has Not Yet Passed Despite those pessimist^ who see nothing good in anything that comes to tills country from the United States, we have not seen the last of the “Revue.” The Empire thefetre lias jusi put on a new one, although it is called ”a vaudeville.” and no less than three other houses*—the Alhambra, the Jx>n don opera house and the Hippodrome— have new ones in preparation. Speak ing of the London opera house reminds ine of a good old story which goes to show that all is not harmony at a big rehearsal. It appears that Charlie Hart, of Johnson and Hart, who is the chief comedian in “Come Over Here,” did not agree about n certain piece of business with Gus Sohike, the American producer. Finally, in an effort to say something especially “cutting to the latter Hart exclaimed: ^ “Well, I’ll say this for you, Gus: You've got a good memory.” “What do you mean?’’ said Sohike. “1 mean,’’ answered Hart, “that you are able to remember everything Ned Way burn did. " "Yes.-’ came back Sohike, immedi ately. “and it's a fortunate thing for you that Bert Williams was born." Honors being even the two shook hands and now both tell the story against each other. College Students’ Earnings That 500 Columbia students earned $120, 000 to waid their college expenses last, year gives an idea of the development of self-support among college youth. The figures indicate average earnings of $240. derived in the main from tutoring, but gained also from such varied occupations as hotel clerk, elevator runner, renting agent, subway platform man. telephone operator, waiter, etc., says the New York World. The participation of girl -• udents of Barnalrcl and the Teaphers' college in self-supporting work and their compar ative incomes have a special interest. One earned $120 teaching modern languages during the summer, while another cleared $2:12 as a stenographer, and a third made $247 as a restaurant cashier. These earnings approximate to those of male students and have a bearing on tHe question of “equal pay for equal work.” They illustrate also the large returns of commercial pursuits. Will the prac tical experience of college girls in mak ing a living and their acquaintance with the actual conditions of work tend to turn them from teaching and other pro fessional vocations to business? They already have the example of male stu dents to influence them. GREAT COAL VEIN Pittsburg Company Taking Fuel From 84-Foot Seam in the West Pittsburg. October IS.—(Special)—To dig coal from a seam running about 10 times as thick ns .any In the Pitts burg district would be a novelty fo; coal miners in the local fields. Outside of Alaska. It was not generally known that any such vein of coal existed in the United States, but it has taken Pitts burg enterprise and capital to develop just such a vein and tile announcement from tlie United States Coa! company that it is now operating in such a vein in Wyoming comes as the fresh evi dence of a renmrktible coal mining project being under way. The United States Coal company was organized in 1910 by Pittsburg men, and it took over a coal property con taining 2280 acres In Lincoln county, Wyoming, on the line of the Oregon Short Line railroad. It is underlaid with 11 veins of coal of the sub-bituminous character and of good quality, meas uring in the aggregate 210 feet in thickness. The lowest of these 11 veins is 84 feet thick. It is the best vein for working and outcrops on the side of the mountains for nearly a mile, making a drift mine possible and thus assuring great economy in mining. Since tlie formation of tlie company It has started developments in its rich coal field. It lias driven a mine 1500 HINT FROM PARIS j cvo. !•!». fcr KirWn imirt+n. 1113, Xwm V«*t H«r»M ■ri—|—r A small black velvet morning hat band' ed with white moire caught by an oval Bilk covered buckle. feet into the solid 84-foot vein, and, with modern mining equipment, is tak ing out 500 tons a day with electric haulage and with electric lighted mine leads and rooms. The plant has a ca pacity for 5000 tons a day and next month the progress on the mine will be sufficient to permit of mining 1000 tons a day. Out where*coal sells above $5 a ton this proposition is considered a most unusual one. It is out of the zone of labor troubles and In a market that Is particularly active for coal at this time. The Union Pacific railroad has taken a large portion of the tonnage but the increased output has been made necessary to take care of a rapidly in creasing domestic trade. The mine re quires no timbering, is non-gaseous and the big vein is solid afvd clean. The operations of the United States Coal company were brought to atten tion at the annual meeting of the com pany in the general offices in Pitts burg last week. Tiie directors elected at the meeting for the coming year in clude J. M. Conroy, K. E. Thomas, C. D. Scully. E. M. Prugh, E. M. Brickell, Frank Ewing, H. M. May, K A. Burnett, W. E. Conroy, I* G. Perley, John G. Park, S. Clark Heed. (». T. Ghrlest. C. E. Jarvis and H. W. Davis. The latter is from Wilmington. Del. Yesterday the hoard elected J. M. Conroy, president; E. E. Thomas and C. D. Scully, vice presidents: Frank Ewing, .treasurer, and C. E. Jarvis, secretary. An exec utive committee, consisting of K A. Burnett, C. D. Scully. W. E. Conroy, Hugh M. May and C. E. Jarvis also was named. With few exceptions, the directors and officers of the company are Pitts burg men. It is explained by the of ficials that the location of the mine makes It free from the strike troubles of the northwest and It is able to op erate steadily in a country where there is a shortage of fuel. The general of ficesfof the company have been located In the First National bank building. Gems Mined in United States Maiden lane gem dealers got an offi cial report yesterday regarding the pro duction of precious stones in the United States in 1912, wh|ch shows that the to tal value of the jewels mined was $319. 722. Diamonds of fine quality to low grade stones, such as agates, are included. According to Douglass B. Sterrett, who compiled the report for the United States Geological Survey, it has been impossible to determine the quantity and value of the diamond found in the Arkansas fields. It is estimated that about 1400 diamonds weighing nearly 550 carats have been found. The value of these gems is 112,108. During the year diamond washing plants were built for operation in 1913. says the New York Sun. Montana sapphire was the principal gem mineral mined In the United States during 1912. The value of these gems reached $195,906. The greater part of the gem sapphires came from mines in Fer gus county, and the majority of these stones have the true sapphire blue col«>r. Opal deposits in Humboldt county, Ne vada, yielded gem material of fine qual ity and the deposits promise to supply gems equal if not superior in beauty to the opals found in Australia. The totai value of the opals mined during 1912 Is estimated at $10,140. The tourmaline output of Southern Cal ifornia was small, but some magnificent specimen crystals were obtained. Espe cially fine gem crystals 6 f kunzlte brought good prices. These gems are named In honor of Dr. George F. Ivunz. the gem expert of Tiffany & Co. Two pockets or deposits of emeralds were found in North Carolina and beauti ful amethyst was found in Warren county. North Carolina. A few fine speci mens of golden beryl were obtained from prospects in Alexander county in the same state. Western pearl dealers visiting the Maiden lane district in the last few days reported that the pearl fishers are now busy along the Mississippi and tribu tary streams. A number of fine pearls have been found thus far and high prices have been obtained. No Chance for Him From the St. Louis Republic. “If he keeps up In this manner, he'll never make a name for himself." "What’s his failing?” “Writing anonymous letters to the ed itor.” It Is From the St. Louis Republic. “Whenever you see a girl that you feel doesn't object to being kissed, there'8 only one Vay to prove your belief.” “Why. I always thought that was proof enough.” _ I,— The Best Things in Caheens’ Well Filled Stocks Specially Selected and Priced to Give An Insight to the Values in the Whole Store on Monday New Suits Added to the Group at $24.95 As tlje fashion changes bring out new models, the mills make new weaves and the dyers achieve fresh triumphs of colorings, they aus quickly bought,,by our New York buyer and rushed to our Suit Section. New STYLK is r more to he desired .just now than nearly any other quality. The newest * style ideas are to he found in this assortment. Now weaves and colors, too. As to price—when you see these Suits you will agree that they should have been marked* $35, instead of .... Fresh Suits Worth $25 for $16.98 This has proven a most popular price, because in this group are to be found Suits easily worth $25 and $30. There are many new one? for Ibis week’s selling, show ing the latest fashion ideas. Spe ;;rllyprited.$16.98 Wash Goods— New Things— Special Values. Fancy figured satfcen for drapery and comfort coverings, * OX#* Outing, extra heavy quality, soft and fluffy, pretty patterns. -| A~ yard ... .>. AUC Ginghams—Quantities of the Reason’s best patterns woven Into the 1 best labiic ever sold, at yard . . . 1UC Yard wide* linen, regular 20c quality, cheaper and better than 1 Ha Kimono Fleece—The most pleasing patterns for kimonos. Animal patterns for the little ones, fine i quality . ADC Crepe Poplin—A new and pretty fab ric, nicely mercerized, with self * stripe between the crepe effect -| p* Good quality table napkins. QO#» hemmed, ready for use, dozen . D5/C Table Damask—Short ends from 2 to 3 yards, at one-third the usual price. Curtain Scrims—Beautifully printed, artistic borders, plain or figured centers, regular 15c value, for . . 5/C Blankets—Full double bed size, in tan, white or gray, of good heavy weight, wash and wear well, per no pair . 5/OC Childrens Dresses Prices Lowered Dresses sold regularly at $1.25 and $2.00. Dainty little Dresses of percales, ging hams and galateas, nicely trimmed in solid colors and checks, sizes « to AP _ 14 years; values to $2.00, for .... uwv Dresses and Rompers for Chileren Sizes 2 to 6 Years Girls’ Dresses, Boys’ and Girls’ Romper Dresses and Rompers; worth up to 75c; solid colors, checks, stripes /I Q/» and plaids .. . 1 Children’s Union Suits Worth 85 Cents JQq Fifty dozen Suits; extra heavy, fleece lined; sizes 2 to 7 years; fine, serviceable garments. As long as 1 A,, they last, suit ../.••. -Lt/e A Sale of Dresses at $16.95, $25.00 Values Street Dresses, Party Dresses, Dancing Frocks—All the new- j est styles and colors. Crepe Meteors, Crepe de Chines, Char ineuse, Silks, Messalines and Chiffons, newest creations im aginable, combining all the qualities you would look for in $25 and $30 Dresses. A wide variey in this Special selection at this little price.. __ Big Values in the Dress Goods Stock 54-inch all wool Storm Serge, in all good colors and black; the usual $1.50 QJ"$ "I Q 54 to 58-inch Novelty Suitings; many pleasing shades and combinations; regularly d»-| -| Q $150; Monday for . «pJL»A«7 Steamed, sponged and shrunk Broadcloth, ready for the needle; all new shades and (CO AA black; $2.50 quality, for . Extra heavy Cloakings and fine Scotch Mix tures; need no linings; good, serviceable and stylish colors; (BO QQ $3.50 values, for .. 2000 Yards Added to the Table of Silks, worth up to $1.25 for # * This lot contains yard wide Taffetas, yard wide eMssalines, Stripe Messa lines, Foulards and many other silks; values up to $1 and $1.25. Monday for . 32 inch Black Velvets; rrr worth $3.50. Monday for . . • O All colors Corduroy Velvets; worth $1, for. • OC - All colors Brocaded Corduroy 1 Velvets; worth $1.25, for. Gloves and Hosiery Many new and attractive things are being shown in these linos now. Another lot of those good $t Kid Gloves; black, tan, white and gray; to sell for . KAYSER'H Suede Gloves, the nearest thing to leather at one-third the price. 16-hut Fine Silk Hose at One Dollar The new colors demanded of fashion —green, American beauty, etc. Pure thread silk; six-thread heel and toe; per pair. Pure silk fibre and several weights of gauze silk lisle Hose, in black, white and tan. 35c pair; three d»-j rt/Y pair for . . . tp A»UU A Most Amazing Offer From The Millinery Section Real, Honest-to Goodness,$5 and $6 Hats for $3.98 Only the newest, smart est, most up-to-the-min ute styles are represent ed. Made of plush, silks and velvets. Very smartly trimmed with feathers, feather bands, sticknps and ribbon. None worth less than $5, most of them real $G.OO values. See them in the (j*0 QO window .... 1 '"»■ ■"< 50 Dozen Pairs— $1.00 Values— Ladies’ Suede House Slippers 49c Pair For Monday only and only only one pair to a customer. Colors—pink, light blue, ox blood and gray. (2d Floor) 9 $5 00 Silk Rimonas, $2.98 A special sale of real .lap Silk Kimonos, beautiful Oriental and conventional kimono de- QO signs; trimmed with satin; $5 value . OUR TOY DEPARTMENT IS TWICE AS LARGE AS LAST YEAR, j Bring the kiddies to see the new and wonderful things there. Knit Goods and Flannelette Garments Fine, warm knit Wool Skirt*, whites ami r n _ grays with border ... • ■. . • wUC SPECIAL—One case of Ladies' medium weight Vests, A white or natural color; worth 75c, for. ."rOt/ Outing Kimonos, in pretty Oriental patterns; Qr „ $1.25 value. .JfDt Ladies' Wool Sweaters, in cardinal and white; d»-| QQ $4.00 values .. . Sateen Petticoats; wortlt $1.25; _ cerese, green anti black .... ..