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THE TIMES, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 1, 1919. H V Marshall i flNELGROVE PRACTICAL COATS 8 SKIRTS for WINTER WEAR W ELL - CUT and tailored and made in fine quality materials that recommend with the onfidence. Coney for. Plain, few Pri velour cloth. C,oat cut on most with piece inserted at side f a few good Price 11 guineas. M rk quality Tweed Coat J bP cut on plain tailor - 'A narrow 'belt 'ana' ! 1 . , practical pockets. VI Plain, well - cut skirt. Marshall lSNELGROVE VtKE STREET AND GKTORO STBA LONDON Vl Ctoutt ffiircttlar. FORTHCOMING MARRIAGES. Thk Kxrowr or Kerry axd Lady Mildred Fomrrr. BALMORAL CASTLE. Sept. 30. The Lord Ann&lv. Lnrri in Wn4ri f tv King, represented His Majesty at the funeral of the Lord Bcrtit of Thame, which took place at Thame to - day. . The Duke and Duchess of s,f ZA raying witn the uuke of Argyll at Inveraray Viscount Peel has returner! rn THnn f Sir Robert and Ladv RnrKun jr. - ,: - . v ft, ft. To meet the First Lord of t.h Admiralty. Sir Robert Hadfield, F.R.S., is giving a luncheon Exhibition at plympia on Thursday, October 9, The Hon. Sir Arthur Stanlevr. who W inst returned from Victoria (Australia), underwent a severe operation at 14, Devonshire - street last Saturday, tlis condition is now favourable. Captain and Mrs. Neville TufneU have moved from 54, Burton Court to 167, Victona - stoeet, S.W.1. Telephone, Victoria 4190. Mrs. H. N. Attenborouffh. from British East Africa, is ill in a nursing - home at 30, Dorset - square, N.W. vT Mrs. Ernest Godiree and Miss Marv Godfree left 39, Porehceter - terrace yesterday. Their Paul s Church, Knightebridge, at Owing to the strike, there hat been ome difficulty in the arrangement, but Countess Sondes hopes that all their mends, if they are able, will con address for the winter will be Hotel Curzon Oirzon - street, W. The appointments of Mr. Charles Harold Athill, M.V.O., Norroy King, of Arms, to the office of Clarenceux King of Arms, and Principal LnSTTTECTAITT - ColCXANDEX H. A. KxlGHT, R.N., 1 Miss Dalzikl. ' The engagement is ann Mra. Knizht. late of Rohbimr Court, near : Ma'ooe F. V. Daan, M.C., akb M Bonn. , lateuS men Major F. V. Drake, I Miss Betty Boden will Church, Aston - on - Trent, on Wednesday, October 22, Captath J. E - Garrett Aim Miss Jamtbsow. The marriage arranged between Captain J. E. LIEUTENANT O. S. HKWJTT, D.S.C., AKD MfflS ' - Sanders. . . A marriage will shortly take place between Lieutenant Graham 8cott Hewett, D.S.C., late R.N.V.R., son of Mr. R. M. Hewett, J.P., of Roden Lodge, tolph and Mns Sack villi! West. The engagement is announced between Norman Biddolrjh. lieutenant 1st Rattalion Um Rm1 Scots, youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. Biddolph, of Chlybane, Sale, Cheshire, and Phyllis Evelyn, only .ts, and of .Mrs.' Powell, South Lawn, OFFICER DRIVERS. SKILLED WORK LEARNT IN A DAY. A new character appeared in London vester - to the office of Norroy King of Arms and Princi! day the volunteer radwayrnan. He made his pal Herald of the North part of England, "uence felt at once. To his pluck and gazetted. sensible easing of the road congestion. It was iperation, and will be unable to attend to usine8S or correspondence for some weeks. Mrs. Loots Vaughan and Miss Desmond Deaati ailed in the Castalia on Friday, September 19, for inaia to join uenerai v augnan. rTa m2FJ'. aidii were middle - aged men, bearded many of them, w&'&B they had uniforms. The new volunteers on active servicer a year ago. iney nan no but to the far greater proportion for whom he could not find accommodation on his skeleton service of suburban trains he was a symbol of returning confidence. Where .London came into the closest contact with its new corps of volunteers was on the tube and district railways. They were of a very different type from the Volunteers who a year guarding waterworks and helping to J repel the attacks of German Those PLAYS ROUND PLAYERS. METHODS OP DRAMATIC FICTION. In his preface to Great Catherine Mr. Shaw defends the practice, which it appears has occasionally been his own, of writing plays round player. Authors are as a rule reluctant to admit that they have written a play with particular actor in their eye ; they seem to think it detracts from their originality, the sacred mystery of their - " inspiration " ; but Mr. Shaw, whose life - work it is to give away the secrets of mankind at large, reveals this professional one' with his usual candour : An honest playwright should take at least one opportunity of acknowledging that bis art is not only limited by the art of the acton but often bilitles to the actor. . . . Playwrights do not write for ideal acton when their livelihood is at the actor often i for I can remember a time (I am not implying the art of writing it " round " the personalities of i the author too much i bags would certainly "have said "that their parts needed no actins. Everything has its aboaT as well as its use. . . . If Forbes - Robertson had written Cmaar and Cleovatra. been born, Captain Brass bound's Conversion t of hero CHEERFUL LONDON. BICYCLE REVIVAL. Two features of London under the strike were too conspicuous yesterday for anybody to miss. The first was the continued fine weather, which made it good to be alive, even in an unsettled world ; the second, the ha - provernent in the conditions of traffic Besides an increasing service on the Underground, as on other railways, the streets were not nearly so choked with vehicles, so that it was not only eaaanter but also quicker to get along. In spite of one or two small mishaps, the laden tramway - cars made their journeys more easily than since the strike began, while the crowded omnibuses found their own passage cone - For in these abnormal days road vehicles are their brothers' keepers large extent. The consequence of una nprovement. in alliance effort, was that workers appeared at their offices and places of business much nearer the usual time. In some offices clerks turned up at L0 minutes to 9. Whether this was due to the aid of the cycle cannot be said ? but cycles certainly made a remarkable proportion of the traffic. Two little cirls in a tramway - ear coming from Streatham Common at 0 ocfoeit DeberJiam frFreebody Wigmorc Si1' (CsrviidisjiS Fomous for ovr a Century forTosfe. for Qalir for Value , different sort of would never hare dJiscipie weald have bad a on Richard Mansfield had been This is an interesting peep into the theatrical uisine : bat Mr. Shaw does not tell us whv this practice is a gooa one, now it serves both players and playwright. Before considering that, it will do no harm to enlarge the question a little and to ask what are the normal processes of dramatic 3 3rd Divisionax Arttlltcrt a dinner will be uniform and were only to be distinguished f: irvea in toe ssra umsionai Artillery. Names of those desirous of attending should b Junior United Service Club, Charteetreet, London, (wine included). Price of tickets, 2 is. j for a more cheerful, courteous, and considerate bodv of Dublic servants. Here and there one of MEMORIAL SERVICES. "Sf r'WHr f hat alter telling a may tnat toe next train am Lord Bkbttb. not 8t0p at Goodge - street. The conductors, A memorial service was held vesterdav at too. were rather shv of raisin their voices in the British Embassy Church in Paris in memory urging passengers in the rush hours of the of Viscount Bertie. Admiral Grandclement evening to " pass farther down the car " or to represented President Poincare. ("stand clear of the gates.'1 Among others who were present wm the Earl or vv nat, nowever, was generally remarsrea BrbvLnd of British Embassy in Paris, I wag the efficiency .of the work they performed, e British delegates to the Peace Conference, the These men th only trained muods to help Sceoi, M. Luden PofacareT'and them and the Engliahman's , splendid adapU - ; is not, let me say at once, an easv Question nswer. To trace the genesis of a work of art most elusive thin even for the artist. Some of them won't tell, and not alt of them can. The most expert psychologist, indeed, is apt to be mind! But this 2 what Georee EHotsaid8 in discussion one day at the Priory, as recorded by Lord Morley. She spoke of the different methods of imaginative art, saying that she began with moods, thoughts, passions, and then invented the story for their sake, and fitted it to them; whereas Shakespeare picked up a story that struck him, and then proceeded to work in the moods, thoughts, passions, as they came to him in the course of meditation on the story. " We hardly need the result." savs Lord Moriev. " to convince us that Shakespeare chose the better part" To which there is the obvious answer that Shakespeare may have chosen the better part for Shakespeare, and George Eliot the better part for Georse Eliot. Here, at anv rate, are two definitely contrasted ways of setting the imagina tion to wont. . Aristotle Oxce More. May I mention Aristotle ? I ask the question diffidently because the merest allusion to him They seemed chiefly to be of what is classed I TTZ. v"TS:,l gy.lT"T.Tr roughly as the public school type of man. Many I ousl ' has left us a trea&Ton the subiect - omcers, ana noooay coma nave wisned which - even now a o centuries, not altogether a back - number. Well, Aristotle was, several prominent members of the British colony in 1 bility, had picked up what is called a skilled Paris. M. Clemen ceau was represented. j occupation in the labour world in a day. The The funeral took place yesterday at Thame. The drivers had all patted the Board of Trade STSiTStaftniTbVVb examination, and they carried out their novel OxfhufWwaW drawn by two - powerful j duties as coolly as veterans. The average black Shirr horses. the rjronertv of Mr. Char - man. one nasseneer descended into the tube for his first of Lord Bertie's oldest tenants. It was bis special i strike journey with a sense hat he was embark - af his employees from the Thame j on a romantic adventure. If there was s. and the body having been trans. - i nt a positive breakdown, he looked ferred to the wagon, the men walked of either side, at least for some Difference, for some fresh The coffin was followed by Lord Annaly, repre - , sensation, it ne naa mown tnat a squad of sentmg the King. who conducted"'Godfray Bowring, vicar Hon. Vere Bertie, the only son. 1 public achoolboys were stoking for dear life wJl' TkJ I missed anxiety about a possible failure xttZU f BertJ. I of current. But the service was as smooth i"yrd Ben ie' brother' and punctual as it has ever been. There were service, assisted by the Rev. no heart - arresting bumps or jolts when the sar of Thame. Among those in brakes were put on, and everything was as it . nilit should be. ine tu do - volunteers gave no open - e County CouncU. Mr. Wyaeham, ot Jthrop. , f .humoured !ythi SvsTLoS'wai - m.'. OranWschooi:! 4ay. to come there will, of mrse, be which was founded by Lord Williams of Thame, interment was in an ordiaary grave wall. Loan Settkinotox Mr. J. C. Zioomala. the chancel i 0f aniarinff adventures on the line will be told. A service was hejd at O' Memorial Chapel. thftt volunteer dnvvr of a trunk - line train t ut!f.Wf t nhhrinrhn. whn'ri ind on Anit 24 I from London created a world's speed " record " for the first stage of his journey. When - the train eventually polled up with a heave and a jerk, the passengers got out Lieutenant Lord Settrington, who died on August of wounds received in action, and Lieutenant John Zigomala, M.B.B., who was accidentally kfllsd on August 25 in H.M.S. Glowworm, both of the Irish Guards, attached Russian Relief Force. The service was conducted by the Rev. W. P. G. MeCormick, D.S.O., late senior chaplain to the Guards Division, and now vicar of Croydon, and and the regimental choir. After the BenadonUie Ttmin. and the reeiraeatal slow march " Let Rein Remember." followed by the singing of the National anthem, tm JUtum oi ted hy Captain the Hon. souy Veeey, tmrrration further inemded . Major and "Mri. gfomala and MorOaptahi Sffl G - SnnoxyB Lennox, Lord Walter Gordon - LennoT, Major Rasch Stonor, Lady Bruce, Lady Colonel the Hon. Thomas a Kinoaird, tho Hon. A M. L. CVofton, Mrs. J. ra - rnMrsTZarifiT Mra. F. Z - "I CZl - J - Rii v. wanaW oin - tt. vmour Corkran, and Colonel W. H. Lowry . aXof serving officers and other ranks of the Ir aards wars atoo present. THE ESTATE MARKET. MORE SALES POSTPONED. All kinds of auctions, where dates had been ranged for tne present wee, are oeing Sales of surplus property for the posal Board and furniture sales have felt the held it would be impossible to clear the goods, At;ftneers. solicitors, and buvem alike a a - AU it nracticallv impossible to attend su tions, and, though one or two firms have intimated that they would proceed with sales according to their announcements and that pared to bid, in the present uncertainty of communications letters and telegrams are hardly reliable as a means to that end. On the whole, there is much to be said for the eeneral postponement of public auctions for the tTme bemg, this, moreover, complies with the spirit of the Government's appeal to the public The interests of neither vendors nor pur chasers of real property are likely to be prejudiced by waiting until things again become normaL At such auctions as have taken place the results justify the poBcy of rrsnenwrrrt. Mr Joseph Stower has disposed of a consider - nf lot. Of the Hone and Rhvl States, on behalf of Mrs. Warren - Codrmrtwt and Parker, and one 'or two "other firm, sold propertie. yatorday tf Hem d in the centre of the parish, if by s vote of ftowSXatTcost of 1,000. to the olatf orm and told the driver that thaw preferred to walk the rest of the journey. In the second case a volunteer with excellent encineerine credentials took four and a - half hours to take his tram from London to a station about SO miles to the northward. Again, the passengers got out and walked to their destinations, but that was because they thought they could save time on the new schedule to, which the driver was apparently working ! V.C. WON IN RUSSIA. AUSTRALIAN CORPORAL'S HEROISM. War Office, Sept. 29. The Kong has been pleased to approve of the award of the Victoria Cross to the following No. 133003 CarnarsJ Arthur Percy Safflvaa. 45th M devotion to Sheika River, duty on August lo, WIS, at North Kuasta. The platoon t The King has been pleased to approve of the award of the Meritorious Service Medal to the foUowimt warrant officer and men for devotion to duty during an epidemic in a prisoners of war camp, Germany : WILLS AND BEQUESTS. GIFTS TO MANCHESTER CHARITIES. tarn sntpsoN, late of York - usual, very positive. He said : " plot first." You might take your story ready - made or invent it yourself; but with story you most begin. He, then, was on the side of Shakespeare and Lord Morley. But he invented his cocksure precepts long before there was any such thing as a scientific psychology. What would he have said to Congreve, whose (absolutely hopeless) plots are merely afterthoughts, a concession at the last moment to a tiresome necessity ? And what about the comedy of " humours " ! Which was invented first in L'Avare. the rniser or the plot ? Nor did Mr. Crummies think " nlot first " when he advised young Niekleby to write a play round a real pomp, ne thought - pump nrst. But let us turn to an expert psyeholoirist. M. Binet, Director of the Laboratory of Psycho logy at the horbonne, published a paper a years aoo. rivincr the result of a systematic yestigation into the way in which M. Paul Herviou 'thought out his plays. M. Hervieu admitted that he began by thinking of ideas, abstractions, not of people or plot. Then he saw in imagination only "the big things, the characteristic attitudes, such as the act of kneeling, or that of burstiror into tears." Orieinallv La Lot de f Homme was to be a vindication of women's rights, with a woman of the people, went to the Francais. where the social the characters had to be raised, and the ' feminist " questions to be narrowed down to the social disabilities of the married woman. Here plot was adapted to ideas, not ideas to plot. La - Course du Flambeau and he Deaale were each deliberately written round an idea. L'Entame was written in the thick of toe Dreyfus scandal, and reflected a mental obses sionguilty or not guilty ? In fact, all problem plays by definition must be written on the prin - pe prooiem nrst. And now let us return to our original Ques tion, writing plays round players, and the advantage, of it. Obviously, if you agree with Aristotle and Shakespeare and Lord Morley (and they are a Big Three), the process is closed to yon. You have your story in hand, and can only look for actors to fit it You must agree then with George Eliot and think of an actual individual temperament, the temperament of a particular player, whom you proceed to make to protagonist of your play. And the advan ins the machines passed on the way, eight minutes' ride they ran up the total to 185 ; but, as they explained to other passengers curious of the result, they missed " ever so many when the cycles came in bunches." One of the fastest machines on the road. out of London was an electrical "scooter." In speed it could compare with, if it could enough for the rider to pick it up in a block of traffic, walk with it on the footbath to the clearer portion of the road, and there tinue his career long before heavier But the real hero in the feat of getting to and out' of London was again the pedestrian. It is as impossible to calculate how many people walked as how many rode bicycles, which they had thought never to mount again. All that is possible is to mention oneor two achievements. Among the thousands who four - and - a - half miles to go, and covered the distance in an hour and 10 minutes; the other had five, which he slipped over in an hour and a quarter. These are not cited as the best things that were done, only as a couple out of many good things. Nevertheless, walking to work and back again is not fun to most people, however lightly they may talk of it. Few suffer so keenly from the railwaymen's ' holiday as the demobilized soldiers whose wounds are not vet weu. Thousands of these men who have sot occupa tion in London and live in the suburbs could tell a painful story. One of them, with a heavily bandaged leg in no condition for contact with crowds, was obliged to wait long until he could secure witn saietv a seat in a tramway - car. un leaving the car he had still two miles to walk. his back and heard in his ear a voice of the ATTRACTIVE MILLINERY FOR EARLY WINTER WEAR. We have now in stock a wonderful variety, of exclusive hats adapted from the latest Paris models, made by our own workers, of which the illustration! given below are typical examples - USEFUL HAT of coloured Veloured Felt trimmeJ i .mart .wtW W kba aad aak4 kesese fewd r crown. In black, atv,. and are stu 0Q fellow like The. voice stranger ; and illptatdaaaara ?nas left ,7J, with net personalty ftt. Be Utft tag ? An immense gam of vitality both for nlav and rdaver. The nlaver will he at his maximum of energy and freedom in expression. He will be playing himeelf (always understanding his artistic, not his empirical self). He will be "abounding in his own sense," giving free play to his temperament. He win be in harmony with the essential, truth of things. In a word, he will act naturally. For the nlavwripht rhi advantage is twofold. Not only doe. he get his ice oy tne iree, he should also ret. it vitalized in the making by the fact that he is workin from a live subiect. Troth is nee. verbially stranger than fiction, and there are the Plavwrnrht may turn to account, but which he would never have imagined, as the children say, out of his own bead. . . . Mind. I am' not for a moment suggesting that the greatest dramatic poets work in that way. The imagm .tions of genius sear far beyond the accidental confines of some contemporary actor's temperament and talent. And an I nrt company with Mr. Shaw when he conjectures that some of the difference between Shakespeare's Oriandoa and Baaaanioa, and his Hamlets and Macbeths, must have been due not only to his development as a dramatic poet, but m oi ouxoage as an actor. 1 putting the cart before the sturdy middle - aired tale is told as a hint to vigorous age which did not help to fight its The Policeman's Lot. None have contributed more to the developed few hours, durins which every circurnsthnce subject to strict regulation. But this procession goes on hour after hour, all day long, and might .easily become a pell - mell of collision and injury. The London policeman holds it in the easy, firm hand of a master of his task ; while the suburban policeman suddenly called on to deal witn masses of travelling tout, horses, and machinery beyond any precedent, is showing himself wonderfully competent in the emergency. It is a peculiarity of the strike that streets accustomed to almost deadly quietude have become as noisy as a highway, owing to tne aiversion ox frame t nxougn every venient channel. The taxicab and motor - car piled with remain a familiar London sieht. E many people are travelling, though one cannot say whither or why. It is more surprising to encounter in the heart of London men and women carrying bags and parcels and obvious is asked the way to Piccadilly by a burdened couple who might have dropped from an aeroplane. Somebody has said that a hole in the road will interest a London crowd for half a day. During minor strikes the Londoner betrays trus small curiosity dv gazing at ciosea historic troglodytes for all the streets were as full as usual, animated. The only dimly off waa in the number of women with fanes pressed against the milliners' and drapers' For the rest, London is very cheerful, and, if waa ever imoolite. ha. chanced its wave. Th courteous helpfulness of the town traveller is seen everywhere. Men remark that in a long tramp they never heard, a word of abuse ox anger. When the strikers are SMART SPORTS HAT af fancy chats mater! tadae 4 bri buund w 6 as though they could give him news. In this big strike it is different. The barred and grated Tube, might have been the vestiges of pre - ;'5 wool. Canbenwdein - ,. Price ?9 Q THE REEDHAM ORPHANAGE. The Lord Mayor will preside at a festival din the first ainee lSl - aid af the Bee. Orphanage, on Wednesday. October 15, at the MISS MACSJUDFS RECITAL. This concert at Wlgmore Han last mght Uithml manner, of dealinwith it TheTianist had they universally are it is with irony rather than wrath. Yesterday mornimr a tramwev - cer is neia up rjy a procession oi rauwaymen on e way to a meeting. The passengers said one another, " Stoppmjt us on the road now. are thev? Why are we waitine ? Whv don't we oerge tnruugn um. ana say tne signals aren't working ? " But they smiled aa they BPAafor young London, it accepts the strike as a pleasant break in the monotony of mundane affairs. The business girls of London find adventure in the chance of a lift on a petrol van oratrreeiurrocer'scart Perhaps thev laueh more on the early journey than on the return, at the end of a toilsome day ; but there is not much the matter with their strike spirits in any of the 24 hours. ARRANGEMENTS FOB TO - DAY. &u&M pJSrikfctorrlee la Wr and Peace : Sir Wuliaei SesadSS at lasses 'KarSSTSaS Hear, I taken paint with her WJN I her part ended. S3 eayae : See. baUaW - Csnt ya, fWCwawaf Bat. U. oSSTnj ! Oatat (, HaU. 8 : VtoU. Mmmi. Notice of Fortkeammf Jtfavriayat and afcnfler awaowacemeal, arc iaeeried at ffta foOawma rata: Two guineas far five Kmta at Urn, and ten dnWama far each additional to. SocUly JfW CHARMING HAT ( .ketch), af Nkestr VeW. w ranred with dr.pery of own mswrial. and Al CTX ' bow. 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