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Personal Paragraphs Con
cerning Stage Favorites.
PLAYS AND PLAYERS
Stage Items of the Season—Gossip ot
the Green Room—What They
Melba has sailed for Europe.
Mexico has lady bull fighters.
"A Spy of Spain" was acted in New
York last week.
"The Clemenccau Case," is to be acted
in Boston this week.
Victor Hugo's "The Grandmother,"
will be performed at Paris.
"Shenandoah" is being acted in New
York, Chicago and Denver.
Duse canceled her Madrid engage
ments on account of the war. .
Marie Wainwrigbt and her two daugh
ters will sail for Europe in July.
George W. Cable is giving readings in
Great Britain from his Creole stories.
No person is allowed to wear a hat or
bonnet in Keith's Vaudeville Theatre,
Burr McIntosh will be seen in Lottie
Blair Parker's comedy, "A War Corre
"The Runaway Girl" is the title of the
new piece at the London Gaiety, suc
ceeding "The Circus Girl."
The Emperor of Austria has conferred
the title of royal imperial chamber singer
on Mme. Lilli Lehmann.
At a London Music Hall the perform
ers include Florence Bindley, the Bagge
sons, Emma Pollock, Charles T. Aldrich
and Wilson and Waring.
Wilton Lackave will be the Sir Lucius
O'Trigger and Otis Skinner the Captain
Absolute in Joseph Jefferson's production
of "The Rivals" next season.
Helen Bertram has signed a contract
with the management ot "The Boston
ians" as priroa donna of that organiza
tion for the forthcoming and several en
Pugilist Tom Sharkey appeared in the
'Friscorevival of "The Ensign." Sharkey
was for some time master-at-arms on the
Philadelphia and knows all about a war
Japanese theatres have boxes so ar
ranged that ladies can change their
dresses, as it is not considered, stylish
for a lady to appear an entire evening
in one dress and with the same orna
Josie Hall, "Eddie" Girard of Don
nelly and Girard; Joseph Ott, Jacques
Kruger, Ada Lewis, Adele Ritchie and
Georgia Caine are among the persons en
gaged for the new
review at Koster i
The cast of "Erminie" to be sung at
the New York Casino on May
include l'anline Hall as Erminie; Fran
cis Wilson as Cadeaux; Henry E. Dixey
Mines, and Lulu Glaser
will come to this
suns, fortified hv no less
than tiircv tons of special scenery
entertainment takes up the entire even
ing, and the report niie includes all the
is see i
the ot her dav at i
upon the Italian staj
lie appeared as the .Saul of
null of 1(1 and plaved it |
espondent of the Lon-'
liaraeter in which tic made
The repertoires of the company headed
by Louis fames, Frederick Warde and
Aline. Rhea will include "Hamlet"
".Macbeth" and "Othello." The revival
on which the managers purpose spending
the most money and pains is "The
Kchool for Scandal," Sanies appearing as
Charles Kin-face Warde -is h.senh mid
Rhea as Lady Teazle. P
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fetes ormirdzed a Rmbik to eelohrnm
fetes organized at Bangkok to celebrate
the return of the King of Mam from Ins
elf'1 s.rformanee Idetfn.'T
f u, IS
p. in. and ended at 4 a. m. About to,000
art.sts took part, not to mention ele
F " H o' fS'T Ki'i n'rrmnded
hvthHhitfh diirnimru.^^ f'tlf f In
n nt, Z „ Ot the State, sat
oui tne puiormance.
The attempt to abolish the "claque''
at the \ienna Opera House, says the
London Chronicle, lias been followed by
Home lively times. An instant result was
that each performance provided a band
of private supporters. Not content with
applauding their employers, these hire
lings thought it necessary to hiss all
rival singers, and the auditorium became
almost as lively a place as the Keichs
rath. Accordingly the administration |
posted up a notice forbidding any ap
Marion Manola Mason is in New
York. It was learned from Mrs. Mason
(baton her wav East she stopped in De- 1
troit ami instructed her attorney there, :
J. Kelley, to institute proceedings in
the Michigan Courts on her behalf for
divorce from tier husband, the specific
grounds given for the action being descr
tion and non-support, "I am a lonely,
desolate woman, [iml sometimes it seems
tome that the only refuge I have is
However, niy health is
restored,and 1 am determined to try and
regain my piace on the stage."
ii s a
don Daily News, magniticiently.
The news that Sir Ilcnry Irving and .
to end their long pro-| t
n at the close ot the
present season lias been the subject of
rumor for the last year in London. The
actress is, it is said, to play Constance
in Beerbolnii Tree's projected production
of "King John."
A New York stock company including
Edwin Arden, Lome Massen, Edwards.
Abeles, Amelia Bingham and Charlotte
Crane, produced "Pink Dominoes" last
week, in another organization's revival
of "Diplomacy" Blanch Walsh played
Countess Zycka, and Aubrey Buucicuult
acted the role of Beauclere.
( hai lc-H Klein, co-author of "Hearts
ease," and librettist of "El Capitan,"
has written what lie calls a "grand opera
in a throe-act comedy-setting," The cast
will include grand opera singers, who will j
appear in tlie comedy, but the strictly
dramatic members of the company will
not step over the boundary line that
separates the theatrical from the operatic
portion of the entertainment. A ictor Her
uert, composer of "The Wisard of the
Nile" and "The Idol's Kye'" is at work
•m the score for thiscuriously designated
new work, and Mr. Klein has entitled it
"His Imperial Highness."
A movement in favor of a so-called
"moral theatre" has begun to have effect
in Italy. The l'ope is said to have "on
trihuted $12,1)00 for the building of such
a theatre in Koine, and $100,(XX) has been
promised in Milan for the same purpose.
Not alone "moral" dramas will be given
in Milan, but operas of the same sort,
and a priest has already composed one
for the purpose. Most of the Italian
plays written today are pessimistic, psv
etiological, ami in many cases flagrantly 1
and unnecessarily immoral. The drama
tists of that country in their discussions
of social problems have gone much far
ther than the French.
At Sousa's concert in New York on
Sunday last, says the New York Tele
graph, in one compartment the robust
camatrice, Nella Bergen, sat with lie
Wolf Hopper, whose extreme animation
appeared to bo a source of great satisfac
tion to his companion. Just above them
another box was occupied by Edna Wal
lace Hopper and Tod Sloane.the immacu
late young man who electrifies large
crowds on the race track with his start
ling feats of horsemanship. A little
further around the circle still another
box environed George C. Boniface,
the comedian, and Bertha Waltsiuger,
the prima donna, in whose affairs the
newspapers and Mrs. Boniface have re
cently developed a keen and untiring
At Keith's vaudeville theatre, Boston,
Monday last, Rose Coghlan imperson
ated for the first time the Widow t'ustis
in "Washington's Surrender."
ington's surrender was to the Widow
Custis, Sir. Cl amberlain's daughter.
Washington was then but a stripling
officer, a subject of King George, and
this was his fir.-t visit to the home of
the Virginia patriot. She offers him a
toast, "To the Future of These Colonies;
May They Be Free," and Washington
replies: "Here's to His Majesty King
George." The persistent widow says:
"No: to the future freedom of the colo
nies," and thus the half serious badinage
continues, until George Washington
finally surrenders to the beautiful Wid
ow Custis, and avows himself a sup
porter of the cause of the American colo
nists. Some of the furniture and props
were taken from Washington's
A WOMAN MAYOR.
Kendrick, Idaho, Haw the Only
Woman in the Country to Occupy
Snell a Position.
Kendrick, Idaho, has a young lady
mayor who proudly bears the distinction
of being the only woman in this country
who occupies that position.
Her name is Miss Jessie Tasker, and
she is a \
woman, with just enough dash t
her dignity. With twenty-two years to
her credit she bears all the frostiness to
which her age entitles her, ami, above,
all, she possesses a keen intellect, with
admirable faculties of discernment. All I a
ilv to participate in politics hit to 1
and while for a J I la v have ex-1
attainments were weighed when
Mi>s Parker was nominated.
li must be borne in mind that in far I
' - .jo, where beautiful valleys be
ribbon the sun scorched rage bush plai
and the jack rabbit and mi
hold high carnival,
in it <>i
has held ollici
! positions mme
Miss Barker talks
very interestingly 1
it | campaign and her plans for the j
Lon-' the question of my can- ,
dulacy was first broached," she said, i
it's very bold-:
I really stammered
my surprise, and awkwardly asked for
llut as I thought over the matter
it all out, and finally determined to allow
my name to be used, but when the dele
gallon of ladies and gentlemen waited
on me for my answer 1 experienced
much the feelings of the graduation girl
when she faces her admirers to demon
strate her fitness for the honor about to
be conferred upon her, and when they
went outside and the air rang with cries
of 'Hurrah for Miss Barker, our next
Mayorl' and all that sort of thing, I
and shrank back in horror, and then I real
>*ed more than ever that I was only a
g'rt, until the thought coursed through
,n Y k vp rish brain that after all woman's
sphere did not embrace politics.
as "How awful it all seemed, with young
mid men and old charging through the streets 1
crying "Hurrah for Parker!" and then I
. imagined 1 could hear some of them in a
Ht f absentmiudedness demand in sten- !
torinn tones to know "What is the mat- 1
Ins ter with Parker?" and to hear proclaimed
with vehemence that "He's all
"gilt!" U ' vas f-'rrible. But after a
tune I became more calm, and even
ele- laughed at my fears. I was no longer a
* irl ' bu ' » ™ man < fi,lkd "itlf all
In H? 0 aspirations that may fill the breast
sat of an y ambitious daughter of Idaho,
Emboldened by the reaction, I made a I
vow to face it, and I did.
by "The men were very kind to me all !
was the way through. And that counted a !
band great de»l. I think I should have been
with tempted to have given it up in the very
hire- middle of the campaign if there had been
all any disposition shown to make euchafight
on me as I had known to be conducted
between man and man. Strong arguments
| were used against me, and my support-,
ap- ers and myself essayed to answer them.
11 sav strong arguments; they were only
New ^ roll 8 mguments when viewed through
I!, 0 l'i )081tl ,on eye, for they all resolved
De- 1 'bemHehes into the simple objection that
: "id not have as much sense as
in '""n, and. therefore, were not qualified
for 1 Yi 0 .I
t comse they did not say that in so
descr- .\ v, "' dH -, 1 ho . v .very polile
? )out ' t "" d 'V' ^ P"bje y mlormed
seems m !" 1 111 ,
is tlmt 1. .t- ull the knowledge
is " as tu ,x ' ".utid Umeatl
and . C(
pro-| t i l( _.
talk i n
it li a in ixt
e of debonair of tlie
-lleg,, girl and the craftv salisfactio
iv self-possession returned. I
if the world
. , , ,,
As to my plans for the future, I have i
O' 1 * wt laid sufficient time to fully de
termine. I am only one of five, and
while 1 exjm to exert an'.influence with
opera the Council, still my duties are limited,
cast i will have a voice in nil matters looking
will j to the advancement and improvement
of the city and will appoint policemen,
will etc., but I am without a vote of course,
that I excepting in case of a tie However, the
Council and myself me In harmony on
the general policy of onr adiniuistration
d 1 anticipate no dissention. Sheuld
it come, however, I will exercise vigor
ously the prerogative given me by law
The disreputable element cannot run
this city while I am in office. There is
no question about that. Law and order
will be maintained and all necessary
improvements will be made, and that
without placing too heavy a burden upon
Miss Parker was elected as an inde
pendent on the first Tuesday in April
and has taken hold in a manner that
fully justifies all the claims of her sup
DEATH IN A NEW FOltM
Gun That Will Throw a Dynamite
Shell Nine Miles—-Novel Idea
Hudson Maxim announces that he has
discovered a gun that will throw half a
ton of dynamite nine milts, wrecking
everything within an area of 47,000
The invention which is to do this
pleasant work embodies new things in
un, powder and projectile. To make
is invention perfectly clear to (he
reader, it must be premised that, aside
from the torpedo tube on the war
ships, the only weapon now in use that
will throw dynamite of serviceable
charges to any considerable distance is
the dynamite gun, of which type Six are
mounted in forts in the United States,
and which are represented alloat by
the batteries of the Vesuvius and Nicthe
These weapons are worked with com
pressed air, and as a result their range is
limited strictly. They cannot throw a
charge of dynamite more than two and
one-half miles at the most, and their
most effective range is one and one-lmlf
miles. Compressed air is used, because
it alone, as far as known up to this
time, could discharge the terrible pro
jectile without exploding it inside of the
Hudson Maxim's invention starts with
the discovery of a form of powder and
a manner of using it that will discharge
a dynamite projectile as safely as the
common powder gun fires a solid steel
The range, too, is to be equal to any
that may be attained with an ordinary
projectile, and this will wipe out the
one great objection to the dynamite
gun of today—that a ship could" lie out
of range of it and shoot the battery to
No ordinary powder has been found
until now that would throw a charge of
dynamite from a gun without exploding
it in the weapon nine times out of ten.
Hudson Maxim declares that a smoke
less powder made by him is so sure and
reliable in its burning that it can be used !
with perfect safety.
The torpedo to be thrown with the I
enormous charge of half or even one i
ton of dynamite or other high explosive :
is, as may be imagined, made with the!
utmost care. It must be absolutely 1
proof against shock anil its fuse must ]
be sure not to explode at the wrong 1
l moment and sure to explode at the right
, r , ,.
, T , 110 " w -M mcl.es m .liameter
All I a 1,1 m,,r<! ," ". la . fw > lo ¥ *°, r "
charge, and 12 inches m diameter and
more than six feet long for a half-ton
| charge. The ton charge can be thrown
miles. The torpedo is made in two sec-1
lions, telescoped together, and the explo-1
sive is forced into it under pressure. ,
to 1 Tl,u sllul,s tll " torpedoes are thin,
ex-1 ?" d «"» I'""" 1 * '>!<* »
i into them under pressure ih that the |
charge thus eaves
j lapsing under the effect
tive miles and the half-t
lo from Cf li
ft f the powder
1 The explosive is so treated that it will
the j not explode under any condition of I
can- , shock, and it is set to hurst through the
said, i explosion of a fuse which is so arranged
of (rated a certain distance into earth,
bold-: water or steel, its detonation being de- i
pendent on a certain amount of retard- [
for ation of the projectile. '
IV hen it is placed in the projectile it is
to prevent the hue from setting off the
allow explosive through accidental detonation.
dele- As long us the fuse is in the air chain
ber its detonation would exhaust itself
in the clear space and there would be no
girl premature explosion,
Springs prevent any movement of the
to fuse, no matter how violently the tor
they pedo may be handled previous to its dis
cries charge. But as soon as the gun is fired
next the rapid rotation of the projectile frees
I the fuse and it moves into the body of
a As soon as the projectile strikes the
shock hurls the fuse violently forward
and explodes it.
The gun to throw this destructive pro
young jectile, as designated by Maxim, is much
1 thinner than the ordinary high-power
I rifled gun, because, instead of having to
in a withstand a powder pressure of 35,000 to
sten- ! 40,000 pounds it has to support, simply a
mat- 1 pressure of 10.000 pounds to the square
inch. 1 1
all The reason for this is that the object
a ot the dynamite thrower is not to get
even armor piercing velocity or flat trajectory,
a but merely range. 1
all The explosives that mav be used in
breast the gun arc any that will withstand the
shoe! of discharge and of an ordinary
a I explosion. They must not go off except
on direct detonation. Gun cotton,
nitrogelatin, maximils and picrite acid
all ! could be used with equal safety and with
a ! almost equal result,
| Everyone is talking about the Spanish
' fleet and incidentallv about Curacoa its
; present lin king place. Curacoa (ku'-ra
so-a) is the largest of the Dutch West'
them. ! Indies, It is 40 miles long 10 miles
only j wide and lias an area of 212 square miles.
, TJie soil and climate arc dry. At times
it is very hot, but rcliel is given by the
that i north and southeast winds, so that the
as average teinperatme is 72 degress. Salt.
j limc-pliospliate, straw lints and divi-divi
; are shipped lienee; and the island gives
so | name to the well-known liquor called
tlie that it arts when the t
■pedo lias pene
The chief town of Cm neon in Willem
was j htad. It is on the south coast of the
world ; island, on SI. Anne's hay. It is a clean
, and well-built town. It has a town
l house, Government house, two hospital,
have i a lazaretto, a lunatic asylum, several
de- churches, d bank and a savings institu
and tion I'oonlation snoo
Auzzie Hynes and family are the
guests of friends at Earlville, Md.
J. Irving Hoffecker of this city, re
ported for duty yesterday as anelectrical
engineer on the Vermont.
A GOOD THING!
THE ECLIPSE BICYCLE
With Automatic Coaster and Brake.
Feet on Pedals-Wheel Coasts,
Back Pressure on Pedals-Wheel Stops
THIS IS A DELIGHTFUL
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Albany, New York.
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I O""buy at least one pair
trousers stretcher and hunger combined.
NO TALKING NECESSARY, ONLY SHOW
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is 100 per cent, profit in them for you. To agents
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