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At The Playhouses
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
AT THE FOLLY THEATRP-FRIDAY NIGHT.
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-_
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
--- Can~ l styet
By VINCENT G. PERRY. Ci
(Copyright, 1917, by the UcC tare Newsapa- 01
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
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
"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
"I'll have to hear the play before I
consent-suppose you read it to me
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
"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
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
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
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A substitute for absorbent cotton
has been made In Europe from pine
Immersion in a solution of carbonate
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Deposits of potash that promise
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An attachment to be filled with oil
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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.
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furnishes 40 soldiers.
St. Paul will in 1918 entertain 15
Washington, D. ., notes rush of
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