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i I it' 11'' .,'" i. Situations Into Which the Prize JTighters Are rifting LTHOUGH the small army of pu gilists that was provided with a luxurious commissary depart ment by an indulgent public up to last winter has not taken to the fields of the agricultu ral west, it may be said with great earnestness that, many a , knight of the glove has had to go to work. Those who were bbxmakers before the ring offered them tempt ing financial plums have gone back to the hammer and bench. The paint . ers, expressmen, boiler makers, etc., in the pugilistic arena, have given up the easier although more strenuous , life of the ring for the more prosaic vocations of the workshop. This does not apply to some of the more prom inent prize fighters. There is no wind that does not blow some good to, some one. The wave, or grist, or gale, whatever it may be called, that blew the prize fighters out of their strongholds in the largest cities of the United States, wafted some of the fighting men into good positions as physical culture experts. Teaching the sedate club members merchants whose incomes are suffi cient to enable them to afford all sorts of luxuries the "manly art of , self defense," as the fighters are wont to call their, game, at so much per lesson, associating with members of exclusive athletic and social clubs and holding themselves aloof from the associates of the prize ring, is not at all bad for men whose average of intelligence is not very high. Terry McGovern, acknowledged to be the greatest little fighting machine of, the century and his cyclonic ca reer developed during the last cen tury so rapidly that he was called un beatable has an eye to financial gain when he gives daily instructions to interested people in the art of home ' . training. This is better than going on long trips to take on contestants who are not averse to putting up a faint-hearted resistance to Terry's showers of blows. Physical culture schools all over the country have en larged their accommodations, and in many cases the managers have em ployed ex-prize fightersto assist the staff of old teachers. In one big club 5 where millionaires resort, a former champion of vhis class has a well-appointed room where every day his clients think it an honor to be batted and bruised aDout by the athlete. "He hardens my muscles, you know, and keeps me In good physical trim," is the way one merchant put it. And a lawyer whose voice is so soft and tremulous in the presence of the court that you would never sus pect he was , an aggressive box--wgr, strong swimmer and all-around ymnasuC athiete,cbmes"from the physical culture room, his face all" aglow, as he declares "I gave the in structor a good beating to-day." Everybody may learn from 'these pugilists whose public occupation is nearly gone the lesson of the impor- tance of physical culture. These men are constantly telling how to get well and strong and how to stay so. It was but a few days ago that Charlie Mitchell, the veteran of the old school of pugilism, electrified the followers of the ring by declaring that he would make a match with his old rival, J ohn L. Sullivan, to show the people, that 20 years , of strenuous life has not made him a physical wreck. John L., too, wishes it understood that a pu gilist may keep in healthy condition by observing a daily rule for exer--cise, and although he weighs close to 300 pounds, Sullivan takes his exer- " KID MeCOY." cise regularly and fights off the phy sical troubles that John Barleycorn is thought to bring. It was a source of considerable sur prise to me recently while in Boston to meet Mitchell and to find him pos sessed of the same cheery smile that he had when his cheeks were fuller and he was training for that memor able but short, sharp and decisive battle in Florida with Corbett. The big fellow, last of the English school of heavyweights was strolling down Washington street with a stride that would bother a native of the Hub to keep up. "Every business man should watch his health," remarked the old-time pu gilist in the course of a conversation about his own prime physical condi tion. "It's easy to be healthy. The world thinks exercise is a task, when in reality it is nature's medicine. Ten or-15 minutes night and morning de voted to simple dumbbell exercise and chestweight work will correct the tendency of the high liver, the professional man, the banker, elerk, merchant, etc., to get soft and out of condition. "Many, men that one meets in II . mil! lit ) M.l.i.WM . .' ' I. JlRJJl..'ll,m.l,IJ.','. .',','.'.'.'.'.' ... ::;. ; s , f , " ' a day's visiting in a hustling Ameri can city are former collegians who were accustomed to athletics in their younger days. I can tell these men almost instantly by their build. What a pity that, as they " became older, they got lazy yes, that is the word, harsh as it may seem and neglected simple exercise. Of course, no one could accuse these men of being back ward about using up mental energy in their business affairs. They live at a rapid rate, exhausting the mind t f , z i v-v .A CHARLIE MITCHELL. I and sapping the strong physical con stitutions which they had built up at college. See them on every hand. Forty years ojd, say, and to carry a scuttle of coals upstairs ! would wind the best of them! "For over 20 years I have been a professional athlete, and I expect that a score of years hence I shall be an athlete if I keep up my daily exercise and walks. True, I have lapsed a bit occasionally because of too much con viviality, but that was the fault of the life the fighter has to lead. To live to enjoy life, it is necessary to eat well, but not too well, to have a clear mind and, of course, regular muscular exertion is the key to all. Let me add that this daily exercise should begin with childhood, and should not be stopped. The women of America, I am pleased to learn, are becoming interested in physical exercise; Our English women are great walkers, but it must not be thought that walking alone will suf fice for physical exercise. The dumb bell and the chest weight are the things to use." "Kid" McCoy is accepted as the type of up-to-date, American athlete in build, general make-up and mental training. Thousands who have seen him in great ring contests have mar veled . oyer his suppleness, dexterity, quickness and terrific strength. Yet, to watch McCoy dressed in the latest style as he strolled about the corri dor of a high-priced hotel, he would strike the observer more for his quiet ness, his jdesire to avoid ostentation and his perfectly healthy complexion than for his possession of. any dis tinct type of prize ring walk, talk or posing. In short, this remarkable young athlete, always natty and wit ty, would be taken for a university athlete rather than for a fighter of great renown. His shoulders, even in the best tailor-made clothes, betray his muscular -power. And McCoy was once so frail and slender that doc tors advised him to take up gym nasium work, or his delicate health would bring him to the "narrow house" in short order. This decided the young man, and he pursued his physical exercise so faithfully that in -a short time he developed consid erable skill as a boxer. He soon learned that science was better than brawn, and the amateur prize ring held out inducements to him. Pa rental objection to this form of life caused McCoy to leave home and change his name. He tried rough work outdoors, indoor work with weights, and obeyed implicitly his physician's orders. In two years, by following the routine of muscular ex ercise he had built up his system and added 15 pounds to his weight. It was my good fortune to meet Mc Coy in the corridor of a hotel one day, in company with his mother. How this kind-faced matron did smile on her son! She was proud of his physical prowess. ' To please her and to help himself to reach his ambition to weigh 180 pounds and be world' champion by the time he was 30 years of age McCoy purchased a farm in New York state. There he is now working yes, every day he does the hard labor of a farmhand and by the time he prepares for the fall or winter campaign of- boxing he will have added ten pounds to his weight. Listen to his advice to all who would be strong and healthy: "Take a reg ular amount of exercise work is bet terevery day, and do not abuse your stomach. Muscular exercise is better than medicine. Get outdoors as often as possible, and you will have broad shoulders, full chests and a sprightly step that will insure long and happy lives." E. G. WESTLAKE. Born Lucky. ' Blinks Lucky man, that fellow Jones.. Winks I don't see how you make it. Blinks Why he took out a life in surance policy for $5,000 and died six days before the company failed. Bal timore Sun. Sight Quickly Restored. "Love, they say, is blind," she re marked casually. "True," he replied, "but Hymen is a first-class oculist." Chicago Post. THESPIANS AT WORK. Stage People Are Now Getting Ready for Fall Season. Queer Characters, Male anil Female, from Everywhere Contribute to Make Managerial Life a Burden. LSpecial New York Letter. " IF one strolls along upper Broad way in the hot days of summer he will be particularly impressed with the dreariness of that part tof it which the Thespians are pleased to call "The Kialto." The big theaters are boarded up as tight as the mansions of the mil lionaire clique over on Fifth avenue. It is the activity of the actors, and act resses, who use Broadway between Thirtieth and Forty-second street as a promenade in the afternoons when the heated season is over, and the dazzling glare of the many-colored electric lights which shine forth from the the aters by, night, that has given it a fame on two hemispheres as a highway, bizarre in the picturesqueness of its pedestrians and inimitable in its kaleidoscopic gayety and frivolity. The real stars of the profession de sert the crowded city in the summer. They go beyond the sea. The lesser lights seek the near-by ocean resorts; and as for the mere jig dancers, the high kickers, the jugglers, the topical song singers and the $15-a-week ones, who needs must eat why, they are holding down the boards in the vaude ville shows at Manhattan Beach, Coney Island, Eockaway, Bergen Beach and kindred resorts where people gather in armies, ever in search of that fitful will-o-the-wisp, ycleped pleasure! But now the fall season approaches, and, although the facades of the the ater buildings are as grim as the walls of Moro castle, within there are evi dences of life. Great companies of chorus girls are hard at work with new songs and new steps. Comedians are rehearsing comic parts. Trage dians are driving imaginary daggers into the hearts of their ; enemies. Pretty soubrettes and gray-haired old LONGS TO BE A FAIRY. men are side by side on the dark stage, striving to become perfect in their parts. The young actor dreams of fame as he struts about for his one brief hour. The old man bowed with age now toils for bread alone. The garish glimmer of the unrealities has gone from him forever. He sees only the canvas forest, the painted village and the cruel glow of the lime light. Still the ranks are ever filling. We must have new plays, new players to play them; new songs, new sing ers; new dances and new dancers. It was only the other day that a manager returned from Europe with a barrel full of comedies and dramas. Mme. Bernhardt and Miss Maude Adams will play "Borneo and Juliet;" Sir Henry Irving and Ellen Terry will be . here for a season of 20 weeks; Annie Russell will appear, in "The Eoyal Family;" Charles Hawtrey and company of 30 members will play '"A Message from Mars," which he has produced for two consecutive seasons in London; E. H. Sothern, Miss Bar rymore, William Faversham and a score of others will appear during the winter. These are some of the successful ones. We never hear of the thou sands who have failed. As one drops out another takes his place. To keep the theater alive there must be actors and actresses to take the minor parts as well as stars to fill the important roles. And so it is that the managers of the theatrical companies are besieged just before the opening of the season with ap plicants from all classes of life. They come from the poor working girl behind the department store counter to the millionaire's daughter in diamonds who imagines she is destined to achieve histrionic fame. The farm boy at his plow sees a play in the village, gets an inspira tion, shucks his overalls and trudges to the city to seek fame and fortune behind the footlights. The country lass who has scored a "hit" at the home theatricals for the benefit of a missionary society believes the praises of her town friends will be voiced by the world. She, too, comes to the i manager or the theatrical agency. But those who are repulsed are after all the fortunate ones. Not long ago a manager of one of the most popular theaters in New York was sitting at his desk ar ranging the programme of plays for the coming season when he was star tled by a loud, determined rap at his door. , "Come iai," he cried, without cere mony. With a -stagy walk a tall and obese woman .ajpjproached him. She had a jsquare chin and a sort of sturdi ness of demeanor that commanded attention if not admiration. She had reached the shady side of life. She was not handsome, but she appeared to; enjoy- the most robust health. The manager bowed. "What can I do for you, madam? asked he. "I am a miss, sir," she replied, in ajvoice as deep and hollow as the tones of a bass drum. "I should like to play the part of fairy," she con tinued. The manager nearly lost his breath, The woman weighed 250 if she weighed a pound. But the theatrical man was one of many expedients. Recovering his composure he said: "My dear miss, I regret to inform you that we shall employ no fairies THE ROMAN SOLDIER. this season," and then he added, as he thought of his rival across the street, "but I am pleased to direct you to my friend just opposite who has' been looking for many days for a beautiful woman to take the part of fairy. You, I am sure, will just fill the bill." i With prx)f use thanks the "fairy departed. The farmer boys who apply for "stage jobs," as they call them, usual ly have a desire to be soldiers. It is their idea of glory. If they can only be soldiers they will serve as pri vates in "Shenandoah" or fight un der the banner with "Brutus." It .ia not so hard to get a "job" in this line. They call themselves actors. A cruel and thoughtless public dubs them "supes." ' , Another applicant who was sure of her ability to win plaudits from an en raptured audience appeared on the "Kialto" the other day. She was by no means young and did not rely alto gether on her beauty for success. She came from somewhere "way down east," and she believed that her pow er as a tragedienne was matchless. She called upon an unprotected man ager, "and, despite his protests, was de termined to Tshow a sample of her act ing, to him. Her strongest part, she said, was Lady Macbeth. From be- iBoj tife-f old sjir herd dagger The manager the circumstances he would mit. She went through the entire play from start to finish, reading all the parts, and when she reached the strong dialogue of "Lady Macbeth" she frothed at the mouth and chew up the the scenery. When she was through the manager told her the theater ojily produced spectacular pieces and if she liked he would let her play the part of "Old Pantaloons" in "Humpty'Dump ty." She swung out of the office highly indignant. ' But there has to be a first time for all actors. "Joe" Jefferson made his first appearance on the stage when he was a mite of a boy. An old actor LADT MACBETH AT HER BEST. dressed up as a colored man which, by the way, was the start of negro min strels entered with a big bag thrown across his shoulders. He dumped it down, and on opening it out popped lit tie "Joe," blackened up as a darky. "Joe" jumped to the center of th stage and sang: "Dance Jim Crow, Dance Jim Crow, Turn about and wheel about. And do just so." Lew Dockstader, the old-time negro minstrel, tramped in from the country to a show many years ago. He present ed himself to the manager. , "What can you do?" asked the man ager of the green country boy. "I kin fiddle," said Lew. The members of the minstrel show" were rehearsing and for their amuse ment they told him to go" ahead. He pulled an old fiddle from beneath his jacket and began like a man sawing wood. When they had enough they told him to "trot along." There were tears in the boy's eyes, but just as he reached the door the manager, who saw something in the lad's face that took his fancy, called him back and employed him. But these cases are the exceptions. To those contemplating trying to become actors or actresses the advice of the old manager is timely. To all such he simply says: "Don't." FREDERICK BOYD STEVENSON. - - - ' Waterbury Advertisements. AND SCENIC PAINTING AT Ed.Ockels' PaintShop, 7 Brown Street. "WAEHEN L. HALL. Wholesale . Grocer. Fruits St Produce, . Waterbury. LAB 50 CENTER St, DO YOU BURN Our Coal is A No. 1. ' Our tons are full weight.. Our delivery style perfect. " Our Prices are Rock Bottom Try us and be convinced. FRANK MILLER CO Park. Now Open for the Season. Cafe, Restaurant, Bowling, Rifle Range, Boating, Bathing, and everything else that will go to make up the popular suburban resort." , Vaudeville Performance ' Every Evening. Best Talent Employed. JOHN GILLIES, General Manager. 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