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At The Play-Houses.
TULANE. tbe most pl, aslng features of plar Princf " Which is now a week of h' t,? to w eks' en at the fas!&!i,':able Tulane -I the tuneful ad lmusicianly lAo Fall. tho noted Viennese SLike "1'T. Merry Widow" tre is an ; re: isuble charm la Fall mrlolivti. Not that lg oskicianly ,k :l. for at times pgar Princ".+"' :cor-. soars in heights. Still, no matter the mu -le mad become, it tI delightful mzlody, and it is l rt, at the nud of a perform a hIer the gallery boys whist dmllaDty little Tlmelodies, as they sI theatre, while the more se ikss of the orchestra chairs, PARNUM AND DAPHNE OLENNE, IN "THE DOLLAR PRIN CE8"- TULANE. accompany them. Leo tesm declared the real mss composers. story of "The Dollsr _ lb at a multi-mllionaire, Stly titled foreigners in his mploy as servants, bellv -'ry man should work, not station, and he pays his *thblou prices in order to His brother and nephew S wmans lion tamer to the a the Countess Olga of :·1·. `r - - 4 uCrrmiu RO tr WZ~NNWOn MIII. '`CRESCENT. scheduled for the t theatre during Mardi the entertaining musical "A Winning Miss," ia delightful humor, a sprightly chorus of win We principals and above N,. which, in brief, ol term has two admirers, as amateur artist, and a happy-go-lucky college been fired for yachting. to enter the yacht uand dollar prise as S hand, which she has one who wins. that neither can sail a to employ skippers. Capt. Plbb, an old see h boat, and as Billy a't make a touch any A mandary for a slp the scene enters J. Iam is a bum tesr, Russia, who he employs as his house keeper. It is not long until he has fallen in love with this young woman, who soon manages to spend so much of his money that he is glad to learn that she is already married to a cir cus manager and saves him from a like fate. There are two other inci dental love stories quite fetching!y told which run through the piece. The chorus is quite large in numbers and most stunningly gowned in each of the three acts of the play. Matinees are being given on Wednesday and Saturday. Coming. Since the engagement of that ex quisite and hugely successful musical comedy, "Madame Sherry," at the Tu lane recently, the management of that playhouse has been bending every ef fort towards securing a return en gagement of this most charming of all the musical attractions which have been seen here this season. Telegrams have just been received sanouncing the good news that Madame Sherry had been secured for the week fol lowing the "Dollar Princess" at the Tulane, and upon the return prices wib be materiall reduced from the frst visit who has passed hlmsel off as a detec-i tive to find some missing spoons at the club, and when he finds Billy needs a skipper, he essays to do that also. Anastasia, a country girl, who is in love with Ham. becomes piqued at him and in a jealous moment tells Winnie that 'Ham never saw a yacht. Now Winnie really wants Billy to win, and realizing that Ham can't win the race, pays Ham to let her sail the! boat in his place and no one will know the difference. The Wolf, Billy's boat, wins, but Speed claims a foul and an nquiry meeting is held and Billy is allowed half an bour to produce the rel skip per, as Ham has to ecknowledge he didn't sail the boat. Ham an't tell who sailed it for fear at losing his fee, and at the end ed the allotted time it looks blue for Billy, when Win ale rushes In sand says she sailed the bot, ad there was no f at all. "Do yes diepte that. Mr. Spe8sl" she sa wsrs~e Speed eplies: . "I nmmuma·umn - n am -- = ------ , -- ---m-- COMPLETING EXERCISES BELLEVILLE SCHOOL. The first half session was brought to a close by the awarding of certifi cates of attainment to the twelve members of the 8th A grade, who pass ed into the High School Feb. 13, 1911. The exercises were very pretty and the perfect order that prevailed in the assembly room enabled every number to be enjoyed by the interested and attentive listeners. The specially invited speakers were the Superintendent, Mr. J. M. Gwinn, and Mr. Frank Henning, memo'r of the School Board for this district. Each gave interesting talks, the former con gratulating the district in having so active and zealous a member to repre sent it on the School Board, and em phasizing the fact that we lived only as long as we learned, and that the completion of the first eight years of school work did not mean more than that a beginning had been made. The girls were encouraged to proceed with their school work as a means of pre paring them for the strenuous life this day to be lived by each who takes part in the world's work. Mr. Henning added his word of en couragement, speaking of the advant ages they had had in the training giv en by the fine, conscientious teachers of the Belleville School and then he added a bit of humor in his compli mentary comments on the attractive ness of the girls themselves. The following program was given: Prayer, Rev. Dr. Booth. Opening Song, "Sister Awake," Class. Welcome, Eulalia Giblin. Reading, "Tenderness for Living Things," Margaret Gerrets. Recitation, "A Graduating Essay," Hilda Hantel. Nonsense Song, "The Sweet Little Girl and the Quaint Squeeze," Class. Recitation, "The Fairest Lady," Ma rion Morse. Story, 'Hansel and Grethel," Vera Voegtlin. Song, "The House of Cake, from Opera, "Hansel and Grethel," Class. Presentation of Certificates, Mr. F. Henning. Address, Mr. J. M. Gwinn. Presentation of blue ribbon bows to pupils having made a perfect record in the January, 1911, spelling match: Emma Sutherland, Marion Morse, Lou ise Cauvin, Clair Keenan, Clare Fn ley, Naomi Senat, Annie Davis, Lillian Schroder, Jeannette Courtenay, Ber nice Hornosky, Carrie Brauninger, Sa rah Davis, Blanche Ramos. Song, "Spinning Chorus," Class. Welcome to the Alumnae, Florence Burgess. Response to the Alumnae, Emma Sutherland. Farewell, Hasql Giepert. Song, "At Parting," Class. Benediction, Rev. Dr. Booth. Reception Committee. The following was the reception committee: Wm. Hantel, chairman; Erwin Salathe, M. Spltzfaden. L. Spit faden, H. Hornosky, Leo Vallette, E. Gahn. never dispute a lady's nord." "Why did you sail the boat?" Billy asks her. "Because I wanted you to win," Bil ly." And Billy wins a "Winning Miss." Coming--"Beverly " A. 0. Delamater and William Norris, Inc., will present their original Stude baker Theater, Chicago, production of George Barr McCutcheon's "Beverly," a dramatisation of Mr. McCutcheon's most successful and popular novel, "Beverly of GrOnstark," by Rombert M. Baker, at the Crescen( following "A Winning Miss." As each d the characters introduced in the novel ap pear in the play, a large and expensive cast as well as an exceptionally heavy scenic production is required for Its proper presentation, and as the com pany appearing here have been en gaged for the express purpose of play ina an extended engagement at a lead lag Broadway Theatre, no expense has beeu spared to mase the best obtain aMe. i The Kimball Player Piano Artistic excellence and durability in the Kimball Plano have been the aim in manufacturing this world-renowned In strument. The Kimball 88-Note Player mechanism adds the one feature which makes the instrument a complete unit and available for every member of the family. This player mechanism has been developed to give the utmost facility of interpretation of the Iusic with ease of operation and simplicity of construction. This simplicity of construction insures durability a quality not to be dispensed with. With the Kimball Player-l'iano the performer may express his own ln terpretation of the music played, thus giving an Individuality to the perform ance and removing it from so-called auto matic music. The tempo lever gives ab solute control of the time. The pedals, sensitive and responsive to a marvelous extent, not only supply the motive pow er, but by slight movement, or pause. produce the louder and softer effects so essential to the adequate expression of music, and varied at the will of the operator. Junius Hartl Piano House,Ltd. J. P. SIMMONS, President. ?13M- ClLt STI, EW IITiL The members of the reception com mittee won much praise for the able manner in which they secured the comfort and convenience of the large audience in attendance for this event. Graduates. The following are the graduates of February, 1911: Eulalia Giblin, Beulah Borne, Mildred Coyne, Shirley Fether ling, Hazel Geipert, Margaret Gerretts. Hilda Hantel, Edith Mahoney, Marion Morse, Emma Sutherland, Vera Voegt lin, Lizzie Harte. FIGHT SUNDAY. Both Frankle Conley and Johnny Coulon went through some strenuous boxing yesterday afternoon, and the members of the two largest clubs in the city who assembled to see the ban tams give a display of their skill in training are commenting widely on the way each man shows up. Coulon, who is working at the Young Men's Hebrew Association, is sparring every day with Denny, bro ther of the lightweight of the name, who was well known in boxing circles here about a year ago. Denny weighs 140 pounds and is suite a boxer, but he was not near a match for the little Chicagoan, who battered him about quite a bit and soon had his nose streaming carmine. Asked why he selected a big man with whom to spar, Coulon said: "I am going to meet a man next Sunday who will be heavier and tall er, sad I intend to be prepared to off set whatever advantage he may have in thbs line. I expect to hit Conley often and when I do, I am pretty sure that I'll do some damage, no matter how big' he is." Conley is working with McFarland, the amateur,' and here is what Mc Farland, who is a splendid Judge of boxers, says about Conley's work: "Conley is not at all handicapped by having to make 116 pounds. He is hitting as hard now as he ever did, and is faster." It was reported yesterday that Con ley weighed 118 pounds when he quit work. Coulon has never gotten on the scales, but-will do so probably today and gauge his own weight. It is be loieved that Coalon will scale at around 114 pounds, possibly 115. At any rate, the weight does not bother him in the least "Pop" Coulon contends that his son can still make 110 pounds like a top. Yesterday was the second day of the ticket sale, which is progressing rapidly. As weather indications are highly favorable, the advance sale will doubtless run heavier than for any bout that has ever been palled off here. There will be a greater dmand for choice seats among persons com lag in here from the North. These, as well as others, must become mem bers of the club, but membership blanks are on hand wherever the tick ets asre oan sale. The selection of Tommy Walsh uas the referee proved fairly satisfactory. There is no doubt that Walsh is one of the most capable referees who has ever been see n action in this city, and his presensce in the ring usually in sures a pretty rapid mill. Betting on the bout continues at slight odds on Conley. The chances are he will ren favorite over Coulon right up to the time the last wages is made, unless some Chicago money on Coalon comes in and grabs up all the odds that se being ofered around here. LETTER LIST. Unclaimed letters remaining at 8ts tion A, New Orlems, La., post omee, week ending Feb. 28, 1911: Gentlemea--H.L T. Cas, J3m. Ham liton, Gooden Jones, L R Patersma. Ladies-Miss Marcellne Wether struagers, Mrs. Wenstein. W. J. BIBDHAN, P. M. w. W. DAnIarL 8mp. ka A. The Microscopist By ELIZABETH WEED Copyright, 1910. by American Press Association. "Mr. Reawick." said Miss Kershaw "I have received an anonymous note warning me against Ed Alsop. to whom I have just become engaged Since I received a proposal from you before becoming engaged to Mr. Alsop and since the writing looks very Ike yours disguised you are naturally un der suspicion of having written the note." The lady paused as if waiting for the gentleman to make a denial. "Have you anything to say ?" she added. "You have stated the charge." he said. "and have given a reason why 1 am suspected of this underhanded act Have you other reasons?" "No. It seems that this. unless it can be explained. Is sufficient." "Please let me see the note." Miss Kershaw had it In her hand and offered it to him. "One moment." he said. He had removed his gloves on enter Ing the house and before taking the en velope in which the note was inclosed put them on; then he held out his hand for it. Miss Kershaw drew back. "Will you please explain why you put on your gloves?' she asked. "He who touches pitch will be de fled." he replied. "What do you mean by that?" "I mean that there is something noxious about an anonymous letter, and I don't want to touch It" She looked at him with a puzzled ex preslon. then handed him the note. Removing it from the envelope, be scanned it, put it back and handed It to Miss Kershaw. Then he removed ble gloves and put them In his pocket. "Well T aid the girl. "I know who wrote the note." "How? Who?" "I know it by a reference It contains to something of which only one person except myself knows. As to who wrote It, If I were to tell you you would not believe me." "I have never doubted your word." "Not in anything pertaining to my self or you. I have never accused any me to you. It I were to do so now you would be couflrmd In your opia ion that I wrote the note." He arose as if to take leave. "You're surely not going to leave the matter in this unsatisfactory pos tion. are you?" "In trying to get out of It I might get into a worse one." "Please cease these enigmas; speak plainly." He thought a moment, then said: "If I were not confident that the per son I suspect wrote that note you would have to remain in ignorance. As it Is I will try to prove the writer. Tomorrow morning I will call again. Meanwhile please collect samples of the handwriting-notes--o those with whom you have recently correspond ed." Miss Kershaw promised to do as he asked. Her curiosity was excited to know his plan of procedure. There were only a few persons from whom sho had recently received mlssives, but what letters she got she put in a pigeonhole in her eceritoire. Renwick was a yonng man of a selntific turn of mind, his bobby be tlr mleroscopy. The next evening be made his call with a box under his arm. Miss Kershaw looked at it and wondered what it might be. When he had removed his overeat he opened the box and brought out his mlcr cope. Placing it on a table, he lighted the lamp conneeted with it: then, tak lg a minute pair of tongs used for handling objecte inteded fr examina tona he pleked up the envelope contaln ing the anonymous note and fixed It un der the glasses of hiS Instrument When he had adjusted theim tfeous be invilted Miss Kershaw to have a peep. She aw certain curved lines in the elid et view. "Those are the thumb mats." he saMid, "the person who wrote the note left on the envelope." Miss Kershaw was Interested. Rhnwlek then removed the note and substituted one he had written him i f. Again he invited Miss Kermhaw to look. She saw different curves. She saw at once that they were not the marks of the person who bad writ ten the anonymous note. She gave a deep drawn sigh of reliet . "Whoever wrote that note," maid BenwicLk, "did a very good job. He has imitated my writing just enough to make it appear that the chlrogra pgby Is mine with an attempt at di. "Who did write It?" There were notes before Renwtic written by fve other persons blds Mhssef. He successively substituted jar of these notes and showed Miss Errshaw that none of the four had handled the anonymous note. The ifth note on the table was from Mr. Mdward Alsop. "If yes are content." suM Bawict "sl knowtr .that neither I aor any em et these other four crrpeudntat wrote that seurrilos note we wwill o further. The remaltning note is en yeour betrothed." gh looked at him, a palens grad aey coiing over ber faea With a trlabBg hand abe picked up Aimos latter and inserted tt in the place for ae slie.' T'e curve correponded with those she had srn ea the amopy mes note The mat manall Mr. Asop received Sate from Miss KEmlsw beakl - the s gagemet and ater she be - meesd t the minseespit. BEGINNING 2 ULi Sunday, Feb. LU Every Night and Wednesday and Saturday Matinees. THE DOLLAR PRINCESS CRESCENT BEGINNING26 SUNDAY, FEB. LD Every Night, and Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday Matinee. A WINNING MISS WEE' K OF IARC(I1 6 ....... ... ...... ....... ... BEVERIY Orpheum THEATER Advanced Vaudeville Performance every afternoon at 2:15. Every evening at 8:15. Night Prices, 10c, 25c, 50c, 75. Box $1.00 MATINEES DAILY . ...... . 10c, 25k, 0Sc. Box Seat, 75c. Seats may be Reserved by Phone. Ticket Office Open Dally Frem 10 a. m. to 9 p. m. Raising the Limit A Story of What Happened on Christmas Eve By Jeanne Olive Loizeau Copyright, 1910, by American Press Association. It was Christmas eve in a city. The rich were preparing by the expendi ture of hundreds, perhaps thousands, of dollars to enjoy the festivities, those in moderate circumstances piec ing out what they did not have by working with their own hands, the poor-alas, the poor-going without the joys others were blessed with, except where the good Lord sent some benev olent person to hunt them up and be stow upon them a dinner or a few toys for the children-the children that It would seem Christmas is especially for. The streets were crowded with be lated purchasers, some buying decora tions, some gifts of value, some a few simple toys. The spirit of Christmas was among them, within them. A fa ther had forgotten that he had prom Ised Jimmie a jackknife, a mother that Lucy must have a set of dishes; brothers and sisters remembered at I "w3'Lsr STAST sQUASE" the last moment some forgotten article and were hurrying hither and thither to supply the defclelcy. There were lovers who had but lately plighted their troth carrying home gifts. Big Jim could not escape the hurry, the laughter, the package laden throng. He hated the bedisened windows, the greetings, even the strings of turkeys and chickens in the parket windows. He hated Christmas time. And, worst of all, he hated the word home. And it was being rubbed in. Why not let bygones be? For two years he had not even heard of his mother, and then she had written that Mariana had married John Foster. That was nato ral, of course. John had stayed by his job, and John was not dependent on cards mainly for a living. Big Jim, with his hands in his pock et, fingered the roll of bills and the loose money, over $300. He had been lucky last night, but tonight, like as not, Shorty or some one would get it away from him. He turned down a side street and cursed beneath his breath as a little Italian with a basket on his shoulder proffered him a small plaster Christ. He thrust out his chin sad passed Charley's place, for be had already reached his limit in drinks. That chin kept him from passing his set limit in anything. He was no weakling. He kept his word and was bad by choice, not through lack of will. The very sleighbells jingled "home," sad h hated to.think of himsealf I S that connection. lie would have gone to his boarding house, but no one, save perhaps Shorty, who had de earted his wife, would be there-they all had wives or kids or mothers or some girl to make merry with, to be kind to, itf only once a year. Then into the city clangor came the beat of a drum and a singing and strumming the Salvation Army. In their march they stopped near him--he could catch the words of the high, coarse tenor: "Come home! Come bome! Why don't you all come home?' The song finished, be caught words of the harangue begun by a young girl with a clear voice. "Yes, come home! Come back to your real selves! Quit your sin, your drinkin' an' gamblin' an' be decent, boys! It pays! It pays, girls! Go home to your mothers! Sin ain't pleas ure, an' it costs dear in tears an' hu man misery! Come home!"' He slunk away disgustedly. It seemed there was no escape. It was too early to play poker. Well, he could go to the postoffice at least for his mail. But here, too, was Christ mas-hurrying crowds, laiuhter. And, escaping a bevy of young girls, he ran Into and neaty knocked over a shabby old woman, sweet faced, wistful eyed, with trembling mittened hands. He pat her on her feet again almost ten derly, apologizing, but she peered up Into his face-a kind face with good wee in spite of all. "I was waitin' for my girl," she be gan with the volubility of lonely age. "I ain't heard from her in a year, my Molly. She would be sure to come for letters Christmas time, wouldn't she. thlnk? P'raps you know her, Mary shane?' she asked eagerly, not mind Ing his shake of the head. "She's pret ty, is Molly, with big blue eyes aa' early yellow hair, an' little, like a doll. Do you s'pose somethin's happened her? She might-Just forget to write, 'And the other artlcle contained in the book?" she asked. "It you will eeatity that"- she paused suggestive 11. For an instant he heastated. thea spoke with decision. "From its char acter you will understand why the subject is a delicate one." "Here is the pocketbook," said Pau line pmlllng. "i am sure It is the one you lost, and I am very ginad to re store it to you." The owner almost snatched the book from her hand. so eager did be seem to recover his property. He stammered hasty words of gratitude and without opening the pocketbook thrust it in his pocket and took his leave with ap parent relief. When she was alone Pauline smiled rather maliciously as she took from a table drawer the clipped picture of herself and carried it to her room. That night at dinner her father spoke somewhat vexedly. "Do you recollect Pauline. my dear. that I promised you should have that set of furs in Wickel's?" "How could I forget, dad? You don't mean that you have really ordered them for me?" cried Pauline delight edly. "I was about to do so yesterday when I lost my pocketbook. I'd been to the bank and drawn the cash. was bringing it home to you, when some how, somewhere not far from home, I lost the confounded thing. You'll have to wait another week for the tars, puss." "What sort of pocketbook was it, dad?' asked Pauline mechanically. The question seemed a natural one enough now-she had interviewed so many lost property owners that day. "New one I bought a week ago, red Russia, had four hundred in it and a clipping of some sort about queer uses of electricity." Let as never forget that the cultvatr tion of the earth is the most impor tant labor of man.--Daniel Webster. Street Gas Lamps. Gas was first used as a street llaumi inat in Baltimore, gas lamps being in troduced In that city In I81B.