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LON'G fccforG middle ape John
Semper had earned the reputa
tion of belriK a cross-jrralned
man. and the expression of h'.s face
went far to Justify It. He was stur
dily built. Just under mlddla height,
with a thick crop of wiry hair even
then beginning to loso its original
brown. Ills low, broad forehead was
lined and puckered, his eyes were
deep-set, his mouth and chin coarse
and strong. Ills nose was the con
tradictory feature, for tt was deli
cately one mlsht almost say, beauti
fully chiselled, and was . responsible
for a curious effect of refinement un
der difficulties which made some peo
ple add. after "cross-grained." "but
As a younc man his career had
ehown the game mixture of contradic
tories. His father was a corn-chandler
in the Old Kent Itoad. a prudent,
thrifty, hard working old man, who
managed to feather his nest pretty
veil and meant his only son to enter
one of the professions. It soon be
came evident that, without belns
brilliant, John was possessed of good
abilities, and as he had at home en
couragement, and something more, to
work steadily he made excellent prog
ress at school.
At King's College In the Strand ha
did still better, and In his first year
passed the London matriculation
twelfth In honors and carried off a
couple of prizes. His father and
mother were highly delighted, and tho"
old man offered his son u choice be
tween the pulpit, tho law courts, and
the :onsulting-room. To his amaze
ment and horror, John made a coun
ter proposition of his own. He was
pure, he said, that he had gifts as a
writer, or an actor. Literature or the
boards, nothing else would satisfy
hlrrvwThe old cornchandier was fond
of Voiding and enjoyed a good melo
drama, but of both writers and actors
he had a very poor opinion. Authors
he itlways associated with duns and
actors with the public houso bar. His
answer, therefore, wa very em
phatic perhaps unnecessarily so. Tho
father had a strong will, and the son,
it soon appeared, had inherited a
double portion. The dispute lasted all
through the summer holidays and end
ed, on the eve of the new session. In a
violent explosion. The result was
that John's college career closed
abruptly and he was taken into tho
cornchandlery business. Not that Mr.
Semper had given up the hope of see
ing hl3 son a professional man. Ills
Idea was to give him such an expe
rience of business life as to sicken
him of it and make him glad to ac
cept promotion in lif on his father's
The plan. sagacious as It soemeci.
was defeated by the youth's obsti
nacy. With dour and dogged per
tinacity h set himself to discharge
Ihe round of petty duties, made all
tie harder and more distasteful by
Close Three Weeks' Revival
Campaign at First Christian
Church Converts Number
Two Hundred and Fifty.
The Fife brothers, who have been
conducting a religious campaign at
the First Christian church during the
past three weeks, received $500 in the
offering extended to them at the last
services of the revival, held Sunday.
Evangelist C. I. Fife will receive his
check from M. W. Coen. who also
made out the check for Billy Sunday,
probably Tuesday morning.
A a result of the services held here
about 250 people hae united with the
Firt Christian church, making it
third in the lis according to the last
reports of the total number taken in
idnce the Sunday campaign. The
Grace M. E. and the First M. E. are
the onlv churches having more. Out
of the 'total number received only a
little more than half signed cards at
tho Sunday services, the rest being
the number due to the efforts of the
Morning Sermon.
-Hitting the Trail. Then What .
was the subject used by Evangelist
Fife for his sermon Sunday morning.
He said that there are 10 things that
n. person should do who has "hit the
trail." in order to be a Christian.
-First to be a Christian one must
pray, beginning the day with prayer,
continuing it with prayer and finish
ing it with prayer." he said.
"Second, you must speak a word
for Christ on every opportunity: third,
you must study the liible; fourth, you
must Join the church as if. it you
hhow your willingness to take sides
with Christ and encourage His work;
fifth, you must make every effort to
pave a soul; sixth, you must endeavor
to be a teacher of His word and when
every Christian In this city has be
come an evangelist. Christ will come
to South Bend.
"Seventh, you must Klve something
of your possessions towards helping
right the battles for Cod; eighth, you
must select good company and build
up a perfect environment; ninth, you
must read good books, and last of all
you must go to work to make the best
of this life, as a lazy man never got
to heaven."
11 f toon Now Converts.
At the Hervlces held ln the morning
15 new converts were baptized, mak
ing a total of 2J0 who have been
united with the church as a result of
the Hilly Sunday revival.
The last sermon of the revival se
ries preached by the evangelist was
delivered Sunday night to an audience
that filled the house. He used the
subject. "The Time That Never
Came." and chose his text from Faul's
sermon to Ft-lex. In which Paul chid
ed the corrupt governor for being an
adulterer, a drinker and for putting
aside the duty of being saved.
The Fife rjuartet gave special music.
A concert program will be given at
the church Monday evening, especial
kty wansed lyt the brothers. Hobert
his experience of school and college.
Pride sealed the lips of both father
and son, but the resentment each
felt had no need of words to express
Itself. UndT such conditions time
brought' no healing. Three ycar
after John left college his mother
died, and with her went the last tie
that bound him to his home. By that
time he had fairly mastered the work
cf the shop and was able with little
difficulty to fl nda place for himself
at the West-end. Hero his education
stood him In good stead, and before
long he was pent as manager to a
new branch at Camden Town. There
was no unbending on the part of his
father, but when a couple of years
later the old man died John found
himself the owner of the shop and
of 5.000 pounds In very safe Invest
ments. All this time the ycung man had
made It a point of honor to continue
his education on the lines he had
originally marked out for himself.
He attended evening classes In Eng
lish literature and composition, and
as soon as he could afford It he be
came a diligent theatregoer. Soon
he began to make attempts at au
thorship, and when an article of his
on the plays of Sir Edward Bulwer
Lytton was published In The Theatri
cal News he felt that after all the
ball was at his feet again.
Then he began to write plays, and
with them to bombard the managers.
He found It a disheartening pursuit.
Sometimes the manuscripts came back
with insulting promptitude; more
often he had to write for them half a
dozen times, and In one case he never
recovered the play at all.
It was this disaster that finally
broke down his resolution and crushed
his hefes. Though he had failed to
get any of his pieces produced In
public, two or three had been acted by
amateurs for charities and had been
very favorably received. But In "Tho
rhilanthroplsts" he felt he knew that
he had done the best it was In him to
not thedo.
It was the story of a young man with
genius and ambition, handicapped by
poverty and a father wh has not the
least faith in him. To this young man
came various good Samaritans, somo
disinterested. others not. Over
whelmed by their prying curiosity,
their officious Interference, their vain
and pompous counsel, he is on the
point of sinking when he has the good
fortune to fall among genuine thieves
In the shape of a dishonest agent and
a swindling manager. Put on his
mettle, he sets his wits to work and
ultimately routs them and achieves
success, to the astonishment and dis
may of the philanthropists, whom he
has deeply offended by some uncom
monly plain speaking. In the char
acter of the hero, Raymond Elton, he
had. half unconsciously, drawn a pic
ture of himself, his struggles, his dif
ficulties and his disappointments.
The philanthrophists. too, wero
drawn from life and were etched In
with ruthless power. He knew the
S. Fife v.'.'.! impersonate Abraham
Lincoln. Ho is about the same
height and his voice Is much the
same as the great emancipator and his
natural temperament tits him for the
part perfectly. Fife takes great pride
in pointing to the fact that he was
born on a farm located within 10
miles of the birthplace of Lincoln.
Besides the usual members of the
Fife party. Miss Irene Kuhn, pianist;
Fred H. Kuhn. soloist; Glen 11. Sey
bold, clarinetist, and Miss Hazel Neff,
soprano soloist, will assist in the pro
gram. Tickets are on sale at the Y.
M. C. A. Tuesday night a reception
for new members will be held.
MILL.VILLE, N. J., July 7. The'
gypsy band which terrorized towns
In South Jersey entered tho town of
Woodbine, an ' after obtaining some
loot were driven .out by citizens arm
ed with, shotguns. The gypsies re
treated toward Tuckahoe, but at mid
night returned through a ruse to re-!
gain their horses, which they had
permitted to escape in tho yards of
the residents. While collecting their
horses they stole everything in sight.
Produce, farming Implements, har
ness, wagons and even cattle were
found to be missing. The town fire
alarm bell was rung to call the citi
zens to repel the looters.
The students of the Woodbine Ag
ricultural school responded to the call
and with a large force of citizens
armed with revolvers, shotguns and
rifles, pursued the gypsies. A running
fight took place in the darkness. Nu-f
merous shots were exchanged, and
A. M. Kendall, shoe dealer of Colarado
City, Colo., sventy ear of age. wa in
what appeared to be the final clutches of
Hrijrht'!. The treatment was ehanged
and in tliree 'months he wrote that Le
considered hlmsWf wvll.
He hi a neighbor, a grocer, J. J. Aben
shani. sixty-eight years of iige. who hnd
Hiiirht's lie.sc. "The best doctors he
could gel told him there was no help
rr hUu and advised him to ?ettle up his
atvoutits." Kendall toid him about his
own caye and Alenhau too recovered. In
giving us these facts Kendall closes:
"There are three others here who have
been cured since I was."
ne of the above rc-ovcr!es might have
been an acvideut. but how '.bout all five?
These people are not iu league with Ful
ton's Iienal Compound and the curability
of Drtght's Disease Is a fact If one-tenth
of the letter; we have received are true.
With failure admitted by the books un
der the old treatment in chronic Brlght's
PUease and with reports like the above
from many patients on this treatment
how can any one be undecided. If you
luve llrlghfs Disease you owe It to your
self and family to try Fulton's Kennl
Keual Compound before giving up. You
can get it at Wood and Striebel, Public
Drug Store.
For pamphlet on or Investigation Into
the curability of Rrighfs Discus? wrile
John J. Fulton Co., aa rFnncisoo.
Our Sucvs Depends Upon Our
Satisfied Patients.
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II. Phono 2 il0. South Bend, Iml.
years after the marriage a boy was
play was not on the lines that were
then popular, but he was so convinced
of its truth and power as a rendering
of actual life that he could not be
lieve it would be rejected. He sent it
to Rideing, at the Queen's, and await
ed file verdict with a calm of confi
dence he had never felt before.
At the end of a month confidence
gave way to anxiety, and he wrote a
letter of Inquiry. In answer he re
ceived what looked like a stereotyped
reply form to tho effect that so many
unsolicited plays were sent to the
theatre that considerable delay In
considering them was often quite In
evitable. After waiting another
month ho wrote again, but this time
no answer was vouchsafed. Wrath
was now added to anxiety, and he sent
an angry and peremptory demand for
the return of his play. This drew
forth a very polite rejoinder from Mr.
Ilidelng himself. He had made a
most careful Investigation, he said,
and could find no trace of any play
called "The Philanthropists." Had it
actually been received, he added, a
formal acknowledgment would have
been sent at once as a matter of
This was the last straw. So sure
had John felt of success that he had
kept no copy. It was Just as If his
masterpiece had been suddenly blot
ted out. He called up all his reserves
of prldo and self-will, and then and
there solemnly renounced the theatre
and all its attractions.
"That's done with," he said to him
self with savage emphasis, and turned
gloomily to his ledger.
John Semper kept his word. Like
most very obstinate people he was
inordinately proud of the weakness
he mistook for strength. Having sail
that he had done witn authorship, he
forthwith gave up writing and
watched with Jaundiced eyes and a
bitter heart the success of men more
fortunate, but rarely, he thought,
more able. It was all a ring, a pols
onoHS, treacherous, unscrupulous ring,
a conspiracy to keep out new talent,
and rather than breathe the tainted
air he would ttrn his back on the
whole crew and give his mind to hon
est business.
Unhappily his real talents did not
lie in that direction, so that hard as
he worked he never enjoyed any great
success The feeling that he was a
failure all round did not tend to make
his temper and manners any sweeter.
As the years went on he develop?d
gradually but surely Into something
very like a domestic tyrant, and this,
too, in spite of the fact that in one
respect at any rate he had been sln
guarly fortunate. He had married
when he had lived Just half the
Tsalmist's allowance, and he had
found In his wife a true helpmate, one
who was not afraid to speak her mind
and yet not too proud to give way for
the sake of peac. And then three
shortly after midnight the gypsies
were expelled from the town.
CHICAGO, July 7. Miss Henrietta
Lovl, who will soon retire from the
position of head of the ordering de
partment of the Chicago public li
brary after being 21 years In the
service, said that the most important
change in tho tasto of the reading
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born; Richard he was christened, for
his father declared that no child of
his should be saddled with his own
Ill-omened name.
With the advent of Master Pick a
new interest came Into John Semper's
life. The boy. he made up hU mind,
should fight the world with Its own
weapons and avenge his father's
wrongs. There was no weapon like
money, and commerce was the road
to wealth. It was all a matter ot
foresight and training, he declared,
and Dick should have the very best
business training he could possibly
afford to give him.
' Alas! ZZven here disappointment
waited for him. Dick as he grew up
turned out a charming boy, sweet
tempered, good-looking, always In
good spirits, and bubbling over with
fun. but with no appetite for regulir
work and absolutely hopeless at fig
ures. Over every school report there
was trouble at home, and as John had
no Idea of sparlng the rod, both Dick
and his mather dreaded the end of
every term. But what dismayed John
even more than Dick's many failures
was his one success. At every school
entertainment the boy was the star,
and the local paper on more than one
occasion declared his acting to be
quite wonderful for a boy of his age.
Now, If there was one thing as to
w-hich John was prepared to be
adamant It was this, that no child of
his should ever have anything to do
with the theatrical profession.
When Dick was fifteen his progress
at school had been so poor that John
declared the boy was only wasting his
time, took him away, and placed him
in the shop to learn business methods
under his own eye. Dick himself had
a fancy for the sea, and his mother
tried hard to get him sent to a train
ing ship, but John would not hear of
it. For once, he said with unconscious
Irony, he meant to havo his own way.
He had it, and, as usual, he found it a
long and stony one.
For five years a miserable struggle
went on, John obstinately clinging to
his plan and Dick at first trying to
please and then giving up In despair,
and at last becoming sullen and reck
less Only his mother's influence kept
him at home, and when at last he ran
away it was she who saw that he did
not go empty-handed
And now It seemed as If fortune,
tired of persecuting the father, were
bent on making amends to the son.
The father of one of his former school
fellows had been greatly Impressed
with the boy's remarkable ability ftfl
an actor. He was Intimate with tho
brother of the famous Charles New
bury, who In "senility parts," as they
used to be called, was then without a
rival. The distinguished actor saw
the young fellow and was very favor
ably impressed. Through his Influ
ence Dick got a start at once in a
touring company. His rise was rapid,
and within three years he was play
ing small parts in Newbury's own
company at the Haymarket. Five
years later he made a tremendous hit
as Colonel Lowe in "The Fortune
Seeker." From that time his position
was'assured, and when Newbury took
over the Queen's Dick went with him
public during the last two decades
has been its increasing desire to delve
into subjects which hitherto had been
considered "unfit for circulation."
Clarence Crosby, 18, of Toledo, was
instantly killed when he fell 500 feet
from his balloon while making an as
cension before 8,00-0 people at the
Wood County Sunday School associa
tion's picnic. Crosby tried three times
to get his legs over the crossbar cf
his trapeze and finally lost his hold.
Bell Phone 117
ej fay
as one of the stars. By this time he
had married and was the proud father
of a very wonderful baby who did not
seem at all troubled by the burden of
his grandfather's unlucky name.
To John Semper his sn's brilliant
success had come as a crowning griev
ance against life. It reduced to some
thing very like absurdity all the
countless rebukes and exhortations in
which he had demonstrated his own
wisdom and the boy's folly. It threw
up Into sharper rollef his own miser
able failure, and It frustrated his plan
f 3r a reconciliation. He was by no
means devoid of natural affection, and
he had quite made up his mind that
when the boy's rebellion collapsed
and he came home to ask pardon he
should be treated with magnanimity.
If not with weakress. But this alto
gether unlooked for success had hard
ened the old man's heart, and he .re
fused to see or communicate with the
offender. He wished his wife to fol
low his lead, but here she drew the
line. She tried hard to induce him to
receive Dick at home, but when she
found him obdurate she gave up the
attempt and contented herself with
visiting her son at his flat. John
knew that she went, but he nsked no
questions and she volunteered no In
formation. There were signs, though, if there
had been anyone to read them, that
the hardest of the ice was beginning
to thaw. He read eagerly every scrap
he could find In the newspaper about
Dick, and not content with this he
subscribed to a press-cutting agency
and had the slips rent to his business
address, for though he had not made
a fortune his income was now suffi
cient to keep a comfortable little
house at Crouch End. And gradually
he began to feel a glimmering of
pride in the wonderful achievements
of this rebellious son, who was never
theless bone of his bone and flesh of
his flesh. And there came a day
when ho astohishud himself by the
heat of his resentment at an unfavor
able criticism on Dick's acting.
That criticism ho made the excuse
for taking a step he had long been
contemplating. He would go and hear
the boy, so he still thought of him, for
himself. It Involved, he assured him
self, no weakening in his attitude of
righteous Indignation, no suggestion
of any humiliating surrender. It was
simply a matter of curiosity, accent
uated, no doubt, by the fact of their
relationship. He looked In the paper
and found that the very next night a
new play was to be produced at the
Queen's with Chailes Newbury and
Richard Semper in the cast as a mat
ter of course. That clinched the mat
ter. In the old days he had been a
devoted first-nighter, and now a sud
den appetite for the old pleasure
awoke and he determined to satisfy
it. As It happened, the new piece
was not by a well-known author, and
he managed to get a decent seat In
the pit. He had said nothing to his
wife, but telegraphed that he would
be kept late.
As he sat there waiting he was
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U NX",
hardly conscious of the lapse of time,
such a host of old hopes and ambi
tions had suddenly risen from their
tombs to walk In the streets of mem
ory. The years seemed to have rolled
back, he was a young man once more.
How often he had looked at the cur
tain and dreamed of the day when it
would rise on one of his own off
spring but by that he meant a play,
not a player.
Ah! now tho curtain rises. The
scene is a parlor behind a shop. In
a Windsor chair by the fireplace sits
an old man. the owner of the shop
Mr. Charles Newbury smoking a
churchwarden In great contentment
after dinner. To him enters his son,
a good-looking young fellow of two
or three and twenty Mr. Richard
Semper. The son tells his father of
his ambition to be an author, and
shows him a letter he has received
from a great London critic praising
his work and advising him to come to
town and make a living by Journal
Ism while waiting for his literary
work to win recognition. The old
man scorns the Idea and bids his son
give up tho thought. Then begins a
long duel, splendidly acted by the
two, which ends In the old man pour
ing contempt on his son's hopes and
ambitions, prophesying for him beg
gary, and finally turning him out of
the house.
And all the time John Semper sat
in the pit, ears and eyes chained to
the stage, and brain and heart In a
mad whirl of excitement. The very
first speech had fired the train. He
rubbed his eyes and pinched himself;
it was so like a' dream, a dream of
something that he himself had actu
ally experienced, of which he had
been a part. That young man was he,
John Semper, and dressed in Just such
clothes as he used to year, and tho
old man was talking Just as John,
his father, used to talk. Perhaps the
very excitement made him slow to
understand. At any rate it was not
till the final outburst that he realized
exactly what was happening before
his eyes. This was his long-lost play.
"The Philanthropists," being acted at
last fend for the first time, and his
own son was ono of the leading
There was a moderate amount of
applause at the end of the act. but
John was too engrossed to waste his
emotion in clapping. The whole play,
act by act. almost word by word, was
now In his mind, but the delight of
eelmg it translated Into real life,
embodied in flesh and blood, was al
most too exquisite to be borne. Nor
was that the only Joy. The young
man in the play was John himself.
Every speech he made was his protest, his
defence, his defiance, and to hear these
delivered with a force, a passion, an
Impresslveness he himself could never
have attained, this wasrapture In
deed. He forgot from time to time
that the words and the situations
were of hi sown coining. The thought
that dominated hl3 mind was that
here at last before all the world his
cause was being pleaded, his wrongs
redressed and by hia own son. As
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Wool Coat,
Wash Suit or
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any Wool Suit,
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W a s h Coat
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he watched the gallant young figure
he felt hia admiration warming Int
love, such love as he had never felt
for his boy even In the old days, and
when at the end of tho third act the
young man was recalled twlc it was
all the old man could do to kep him
self from shouting, "Bravo. Dick, my
What he actually did was to tak
out his pocketbook in the interval
and scribble on the back of a visiting
card this message:
"Dear Dick You've given me the
pleasure of my l!fc. That play you're
doing new is mine. I wrote it thirty
years ago and sent it here to RMeir.g.
It was called "The Philanthropists."
My splendid boy! Forgive and forget.
Dick, If you can. and come and see
the silly old dad."
Luckily t,tyre was an envelope In
which he p4 the card. Then he gave
it to a programme girl with a half
crown. "See that Mr. Semper has that as
soon as possible,'- he, said. And when
she saw the coin she nodded and
smiled. After the curtain had fallen
on the next act she came back to the
end of his row and a note was passed
along to him.
"Dear Dad." it ran, Til bring the
v. ife and boy to-morrow. So glad you
are pleased. It Is wonderful about tha
play. Wait to hear what Newbury
says. Yours affectionately. Dirk."
The last curtain fell to a storm of
atplause, and after tho recalls there
were loud cries for the author. Then
Charles Newbury came forward and
made one of his neat little speeches.
"Ladles and gentlemen." he said,
"the author may be present, but If he
is I haven't the Measure of knowing
him. The fact is. there is a little ro
mance connected with the play.
When I took over this theatre last
Autumn we had a general clear-out
and tidy-up, the kind of thing, you
know, that Fives ladies so much
pleasure and makes many men forget
themselves so sadly. In an old cup
board we found an elder desk, and
Inside it some manuscripts that
-seemed oldest of all. From sheer
curiosity I glanced at them. They
were rolls of old playbills, ancient
periodicals and this play. The cover
was pone and there was no author's
name and address. I tried my hardest
to penetrate the mystery, but In vain.
I read a few lines and I knew at
once that I wag in luck's way. I
think you agree with me. (Loud ap
plause.) I have changed the title of
the play and the names of the
characters, otherwise you have heard
it almost exactly as It was written.
One word more, ladles and gentlemen.
Within the last half-hour I have re
ceived a communication which, if It
proves reliable, as I have every rea
son ti believe It will, promises to
make the ston of this production one
of the most remarkable In the annals
of the British stapc. At present I
will only say that I have very good
hopes of being able to produce th
author at no distant date, and then I
think you will find his name, at any
rate, Is not strange to you."
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For choice of
any Wool Suit,
in the house re
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