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~1 ·1 WALTER KELLY MAKES BUILD INGS AS WELL AS JOKES. Walter C. Kelly, known the world ever as "The Virginia Judge. is living a double life. Everybody has thought that he makes his living by telling jokes. That is only partly true. He receives an income from this source that would make a bank president blmha with shame, but to further swell his bank account, he is a build ing contractor. When he is not cir cuiting the globe with his gavel and his gift of gab. he is at home near Philadelphia, where he owns jointly with an elder brother the P. H. Kelly Construction Company. This Arm is naw erecting the Carnegie Home for the Ag d. which Mr. Carnegie is idlag as as a memorial to his mother at Corry, Pa., and other of their prsent large contracts include the courthouse and city hall at Wilming tea, Del., and the Prankford High ehool in Philadelphia. These facts became public when Ur. Kelly was interviewed recently kile on his present tour of the Or iheum Circuit, which will bring him to this city next week. It was gen erally known, or at least suspected by many, that Walt Kelly was a law yer originally, but the matter of building construction with bricks and mortar had not been associated with him, although he is an acknowledged expert at building jokes with the aid of dialect and past experiences. Sixteen measly little votes pre vented him from being a United States Congressman from Essex County, Va. The double octette of ballots may have lost this country a good legislator, but they were indi rectly responsible for providing vaudeville with its greatest rancon teur. Following his defeat in the election, the lawyer went to New York and studied some more law as a means to the end of again running for Congress, but one night he went to a stag dinner with a number of theatrical celebrities and told some of his darky stories. That settled his future career and vaudeville has claimed him ever since. Some of his profits from the theater have since been invested in the big bauilding e'on" corn and whenever he gets tired of making people laugh-something, he says, will never happen-he may be come a more active partner in build ing the co'thonses from which so much material comes for his inimit table stories. AT THE FOLLY THEATRP-FRIDAY NIGHT. TULAIN THEATRE. The plays of Shakespeate, which for a time have been eclipsed by Mghter forms of amusement, or ease more to be offered to the Net Orlense pubMe by an actor who has dveted many years of close, ua eared application to a thorough 4ompshenstve study of the most dL eutt and mighty roles is the dra maste Mteratare of the world. It has required more than ordinary wage ti an actor, and a great and ahidtg conasece nla himself and in it art, to induce him in the face of mydi scouragements to devote his aftb o the upholding of the stage, sad the presenting of the higher orme of drama, when by sacruicing his ideals and commercialisiag his taeets the straight road to tmme 1ate Bnanclal success lay before iho. to the true artist, however tehte by a worthy ambition, there is sometyiag more to gain than mere umaOt retsr. ndh an arulst is John E. Kellerd, to him money is dress compared to ertistte sucess the wealth of the world would not repay him for the loss of his ambi tone. He has steadily frged his way to the front, triumphila over obstaades that to a lessrr artist would 'have appeared lnsurmounta ble, until he has obtained a postion it wMl he dommabes the utd of deamtle art, and Is recoglnmd as the solO exponeat of haekespare's gretest dharacters. se patros of the Talsm who ears for real drama wSl hae as opportunIty of deoro Stheir apprelieol of Mr W inteIgemint sw *ehearty t thees ýgsret n A-_ MmMMMm cessful engagement, the Chronicle declared his reading of Shakeepeare to be as orchestral as Berlioz tound it in his symphonies that he touched tones and overtones not ordinarily released by mere words. The Bul latin pronounced the applause the greeted his performances so ge8uinl and spontaneous as to place the sea once for all upon his undertaking NEW UILEANS' MOST W-T1-IATE I Florist re I --- Can~ l styet MINISTER'S CHUM Nh By VINCENT G. PERRY. Ci (Copyright, 1917, by the UcC tare Newsapa- 01 per Syndlcate.) It was just another of Eme's disap pointments, but it seemed harder than the rest. She had built so much on the success of her first attempt at directing an amateur theatrical pro duction and now she was faced with failure. It was the night of the sec ond rehearsal-so wretched an affair 1 that she was sure she would have to give up. She was roused from her thoughts by the sound of the outer door open ing. A man stood in the doorway. "Am I late for the rehearsal, Miss McIntosh?"' he asked as he stepped in side. It was Mr. Sterling, the minis ter's college chum, who was spending a few weeks at the rectory. "I am sorry, it Is all over. You f promised to come and see that things got along all right, Mr. Sterling." "Did they" a "I hoped it would be better." She said. "That is too bad," he consoled. "How s would it be if I helped you in earnest. I had a little experience in amateur - theatricals when I went to college." "Why didn't I think of it before!" she exclaimed. "Will you play the leading part?' "I'll have to hear the play before I consent-suppose you read it to me now." They found a seat close to the stage and Effie commenced reading. His eyes never left her face for an Instant but she was so engrossed in the lines that she did not notice him. After an hour of steady reading Eme closed the book. Sterling watched her closely for a moment and then exclaimed ear neatly, "Gad, young lady, you have tal ent!" "Thank you," Effie laughed. "WIll Syou play the part of Randolph?" d "I don't like the play," he 4nnounced. "I have a copy of a much finer one In my trunk. If you will change to d It I will be glad to take the leading z role and there is a splendid part In it It for you-a part to fit your talent more a than the one in this play." - The play was better than Eie had g Imagined a play could be. The part u' fust suited her but she feared she e could not do it justice. Sterling W brushed the fears aside and a week later rehearsals were well on the way for the new play. 1 As the date set for the performance e drew near, EIe's confidence grew. It Iwas going to be a big success, there L was little doubt of that, Mr. Sterling is had worked untiringly with her and e the others to make life and energy - appear in the lines. She knew his tf erltlciams were given just where they 1e were needed and it helped her to make *e her part what she knew it abhould be. d He went through his own pert like a 0 professienaL If a man with talent like i. he had couldn't Sd a place on the stage what hope was there for her, M Uae often wondered. The ali aportaat nlght ruved. obe's preparations made h arrival late. When she entered at the rear door and emerged oe the stage she was greeted with a g surprise. The stage was set with bright new scenery and two stage carpenters were put tin on the afinishing touches. Mr. Sterling was responsible for it all she knew, and hastened to find him, but he seemed to be evading her and she bhad to give up to dress for the first set. The curtain went up on a full house. e had time to see that before she was lost In her part. The man who was sactiag beside her was not the Mr. Sterling with whom she bad re hearsead; he was th ebharacter of the play. His aetnlag was woderil; she realised that and It spurred her to greater efort. The applause that re sounded through the ball at the con clsion of the act told her her efforts were appreciated and the play was a success. Curtain call aftter curtain cal Sterling and she bad to respond to. After it was all over and ERe had partly awakened from the spell it had east over her, she sought out 8terling. He did not evade her thls time. He He did not give her a cbhase to ir speak. "You did wanderflly, Ulittle Sgirl. That st sem wuas one @ Mth prettltest pleers t work I hare ever seen. It made me wish I was mak ily tag love to yrou n real aemeat" he ul said. a "Isa't that strange-yoa actlng af In fected me in the same way," she ea M sd. "You were as wonderhl ag s ae. a rea aete." Then you woudn't mind say mnk - tag love to eyo-sklag you to marrry me in real arnet he asked, taklag - her hand. E oh. bt ou woMdn't-yo are t la ernst" she s~tmred "I was never more in earnest in my I lf e I oe ay d I want yea to go baeck to New Ytork with me as my wie sad ope the sease with m in the part you played toalight." "New York-open the season Then you are a real actr-ya are Fred erlek 8terling, the famous star? Oh, wbhy didn't yau telb me beamer?" "Because you never asked me, dear. I thought yOu would like me just as Pred 8terlin, the malanister's college chum. Are you et a angryT" "Mew at a Mbt I m glad lseu did et teB me for I wild never have dared to learn to love U adeek Ste ln sad I have learned to love yo lead," she answered with a smile as she raised her lips fr the ert tral hak A walking stick has been invented that can be converted into a camera tripod. A substitute for absorbent cotton has been made In Europe from pine cellulose. Immersion in a solution of carbonate of soda will restore the color to taf quolses. Deposits of potash that promise much have been discovered in two of Spain's provinces. An attachment to be filled with oil to quiet rough water features a new lifeboat anchor. Widely separated settlements In the Kongo Free State have been linked and connected with civilisation by a system of wireless telegraphy which covers 8,000 miles of African jungles. IN OTHER CITIES Underwood, N. D, population 422, furnishes 40 soldiers. St. Paul will in 1918 entertain 15 national conventions. 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BOX SEATS $1.0 Lafayette Theatre o-UBAR WITH Paul English Players and Feature Pictures Matinee 2 P. M. AND CONTINUOUS ON SUNDAY Wednesday-4 Acts of Vaudeville and 6 Reels of Pictures Thursday, Friday and Saturday Musical Comedy Company and 6 Reels of Feature Pictures Entire Second Balcony Reserved for Colored People First Sit Week-Daps,6:30 P. N. ADIIlSSION 5 aid I l Foto's Folly Theatre ATTRACTION8 FOTOS FOLLY THIIATR WEDNESDAY. March 6.-"Paul leng Players and Selected Pictures" Week Nalding iaterlda, arc . THURSDAY. March 7.--'Devil Stwre," SUNDAY, March 3-"Jack and Jill," Jack aldine Farrar S parts. "Foos My Pickford. 5 parts. "Are Waitresses Safe?" Theatre Screen Telegram," I pert. ' Mack Sennett Comedy. 2 parts. "Fotos edy. , part. FRIDAY. March 8-"Her Americas HI Folly Theatre Screen Telegra. 1 part. band" Darrell Foes. r pers. ' t MONDAY, March 4-"New York Luck." Wm. Husbands," nDarrel . 1 gepa t ti Russel. S parts. Charley Chaplin Com- Reel Wn. 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