The Buffalo Sunday Morning News from Buffalo, New York on June 1, 1902 · 13
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The Buffalo Sunday Morning News from Buffalo, New York · 13

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BUFFALO SUNDAY 1 HORNING NEWS: JUNE 1. 1902. 13 BUSY THEATERS ON BROADWAY. New Plays, All Doing Well and Manage n Expect Them to Enjoy Long Runs Viola Alleo'a Success ia"Tbe Hunchback" "The Sleeping Beauty" Yields at Last to Summer Somnolence Alter Enjoying the Greatest Rua Erer Experienced ia the Metropolis, EW YORK, Miijr SI. June 111 reaches us and yet the plans I 11 ot th toot "arden managers II I ar not complete enough for w publication. The Blres promise to live u the moat remarkable assortment of European and domeatlo noveltlea that the world hu aver seen on a roof-top. Oscar Hammerwteln scratches bla head .and says: "Walt The public like to be kept In sus-penae. Haven't I always produced something worthy of my record T" Aa for the Casino, the long litigation Imminent between the Sire and Bhuberta threaten to cut that popular roof car-den from the available Hat thla aeaaon. Promises are made that we hall hava plenty of gardens and that they ahall aupereede anything prevloualy eern. Only the detail are lacking. Meanwhile all the new playa on Broadway are doing extremely well. E. B. Rlce'a singular genius for hunting up new and novel ldeaa la again demonstrated In the way he haa put on the Gaiety auccemi. "The Cap of Fortune." or "The 6how Girl" at Wallaces. Ha haa selected one of the beat choruses ever aeen on any atage the moat bewltchlngly beautiful creaturea ever organized to break the hearta of the New York chapplee. Mr. Rice found hla Venusea in Boston, where there la ever a plethora .of stage-atrurk maldena, and they are all Ingenues. "King Dodo" at Daly's. A Daniel haa come to Judgment again at Daly'a Theater, where Daniel Frohman haa put on a remarkably successful novelty called "King Dodo." The Pixley-Ivuders opera has made an undoubted success, fully Justifying the Judgment. Raymond Hitchcock, aa the King, la a stunner and haa an ex cellent supporting company. It looks probable that "King Dodo" will enjoy a long run at Daly. iMary Mannerlng and Kyrle Bellew have come and gone at -the Garrlck like a summer night's dream, ataylng one week only. H In the delightful part. She will play It at the Garrlck on June 2, I and 4; with a Wednesday matinee, and those who wish to see the exquisite performance will have to apeak quickly. Maurice Campbell has signed a three-year contract with Mr. Charles Cherry, who will be Henrietta Crossman'e lead ing mun during that period. Mr. Cherry made a remarkable nit in miss i roas-maiVs new play, "Madeline," and he was Immediately offered engagements by Amelia Bingham, David llelnsco and others, but Mr. Campbell fore-atalled them by giving hla leading man a contract for three years. Maurice Campbell will sail for Europe June 1, In order to confer with two English damatlsts, who are at work on plays foh Henrietta Crossman. A European novelty la promised for next week at Keith's Vnlon Square Theater, New York, which will undoubtedly create a sensation, and prove one of the features of the current season. Wlncherman's wonderful troupe of trained boars have never hpfore been seen here, but the press of Europe has been unanimous In heroldlng them as marvelous. A monkey acta as a clown for the troupe and the critics declare him to be the best trained specimen of these naturally funny animals. O'Brien and Havel will also appear with their familiar eccentric acrobatic comedy sketch, and Yorke & Adams will sing and tll their famous Hebrew parodies and Jokes. New Comic Opera. It has been known to a few select friends for some time that Mr. F. C. Whitney was contemplating the production of a new American comic opera and now that gentleman announcea that early next season "When Johnny Comes Marching Home" will first be presented to the public. The opera waa written by Messrs. Stanislaus Strange and Julian Edwards, and Is the eighth work of the kind by these famous collabor-ateurs, the list being "Friend Frits," "Madeline, or the Magic Kiss," "The Goddess of Truth." "Brian Boru," "The Wedding Day." "The Jolly Musketeer" and the reigning Broadway comic opera previous to the close of the Civil War. The time and place glvaa Mr. Strange opportunity for the Introduction of some very Inspiring verse, and Mr. Edwards haa sat two or three of the heavier of these numbers to lofty, patriotic music. The authors have very Ingeniously contrived to suggest all through the opera the themes of the finer negro melodies of the South, which are, after all, the most characteristic American music. There are also snatchea here and there, at the best, of both Confederate and Union war songs. Love, hero-Ism and romance are the alemsnta that Mr. Strange has employed, and he promises a number of teaturea that will prove novelties In the art of stagecraft. Mr. F. C. Whitney says of "When Johnny Comes Marching Home." "Early next autumn I ahall give my new opera as sumptuous a production as I know how. It will be on a acale of elaborateness that will ecllDse any of my pre vious efforts. "The company will be very large, comprising 164 people. Aireaoy i have engaged several of my principal artists, and will shortly start making the scenery and costumes. "When Johnny Comes Marching Home" will soon be out of the author's hands, for the book is completed and ao la the score, with the exception of the final of the third act The opera la generlcally American, I can promise you, and while It Is laid In the' time of the Civil War, and haa to do with that memorable conflict, there la not a word or note that would In the least offend partisan feelings."- HERBERT E. CLAMP. CYCLONES AND CYCLONE CELLARS. t SM a. A' . 3s n Andrew Robsoa ia " The Royal Box." 'X The spring revival was given by Manager Frank McKee with the Idea of introducing Miss Mannerlng In a new role, and Bulwer's famous play was selected aa It afforded an opportunity for the delightful young actress to play Pauline, a character different from anything In which she has yet appeared, and which she Is well qualified In both appearance and ability to portray faithfully. Mr. McKee engaged Mr, Bellew at an enormous salary, aa a Joint star, in order that the production should In every way be a noteworthy one, and wMti the same end In view, they had a complete new production erected, and engaged a supporting cast of superlative merit Including Maclyn Arburkle, Edwin Ar-den, Edward Abeles, W. H. Thompson, Mrs. W. O. Jones, Kate Patison Serton and tMlay " Davenport Seymour. Mr. William Seymour waa engaged as Stage director of the production. Saturday night saiw the last of the greatest spectacle show ever known to New York, "The Sleeping Beauty and the Beast," at the Broadway Theater. New Theater Begun. 1 Klaw & Erlanger have broken ground., for their theater, the New Amsterdam, which they are to build on Forty-second street near Broadway. This wilt be one of the finest theater structures in the world. The building and lot will cost over $1,200,000. The seating capacity will be about 2000. In the construction of the auditorium, special care will be taken to provide in every detail for the comfort ot the audience. In magnificence of decorations It will surpass any theater In America and compare more than favorably with the best decorative art of Europe displayed In the famous theaters of the great Continental cities. The stage will be constructed for the presentation of performances with large numbers of people. It will be 100 feet wide and. adequately deep, equipped with all the latest appliances; .and also many hovel Ideas never before utilised. During the last three months Klaw- A Erlanger have had the greatest expert In America visiting all the noted theaters in Europe studying their stages. His report indicates that Americans have nothing to learn of Europeans in this direction. There will be dressing-room accommodations for 700 people, with elevators running from the stage to the dressing-room floors, eliminating stair-climbing, which is a trying ordeal actors and actresses now experience, especially where quick changes of dress have to' be made. The New Amsterdam Theater will be opened next December. The first attraction will be Klaw & Erllnger's production of the last Drury Lane spectacle, "Blue Beard," which' was presented in London last Chriatmas. "The Hunchback." Miss Viola Allen's success in "The Hunchback" hns befn bo great that the question now is, "Why aid she never think to a'tciT'"t the part of Julia before?" It ' i -iti-ue- v for her by t' i i i i i e-e V.l' i , r success, "Dolly Varden." There has been a long cherished wish In the mind of perhapa every writer of comic opera of note In this country to some day write an opera purely American in character and conception. Ever since they wrote "Brian Boru," seven years ago, for Mr. Whitney, Messrs. Strange and Edwards have had In contemnla tion the writing of an Ideal American opera, and It took the form of "When Johnny Comes Marching Home." The opera Is in three acts which are laid respectively In the North and South Inside the lines of the Federal army Just Means of Protection Utilized ia the West Frequency of Wind' storms Increasing. Recent disturbances by volcanic eruption in the island of Martinique bring out in full measure the sympathy of the residents of the cyclone district ot the Southwest. The cyclone is by far the worst form of disaster that visits this country, coming at unexpected times and dealing death and deatruc-tlon In such widespread manner. When the summer days bring waves of heat across the stretches of hot sod then the residents of the prairie west begin to cast their eyes to the windward. Thev are watching the forma tion of the clouds, and he who could not distinguish a cyclone bank from any other is Indeed a tenderfoot. Then the cry of warning Is carried across the pla.lna. and the members of every family make for their cyclone cellars. These cellars differ In various com munities. The popular cyclone cellar on the plains of Western Kansas, wnere cyclones a few years ago were almost a dally occurrence, - are ordinary sod houses, built low and strong. In the Russian communities of Kan sas these cyclone houses serve as the family residence the year around. They are' about seven feet high, and built exceptionally strong. The roofs are slanting, and the houses are set to the wind, that is. the ends are faced toward the east and west. In Oklahoma every farmhouse is backed up by a cave, a hole dug Into the ground and covered by an earthen roof. Some farmers have gone so far In protecting- themselves against cy clones that they have a small cannon loaded with salt and buckshot, which is fired into the whirling clouds aa they approach. This has been known to turn the course of a storm. It Is a common event to dismiss school on the plains of Oklahoma when a bank of clouds begin to arise in the southwest. These winds and rain storms are becoming more uncommon every day, and it Is believed that the planting of trees and settlement of the barren sod has had much to do with It. Before oma homa was thoroughly well settled dozens of cyclones were reported every day In the hot months. The writer was In Newklrk one day In the early period of that town s existence and saw seven cyclones form In the after noon. AH of them followed the course of the Arkansas river, and "struck" in the Osage Indian reservation, far to the westward. New xora urioune. Requiring a Microscope. The newspapers seem to have overlooked Amos Cummlngs" best story. The scene was the White House and the time during the reign of Harrison. Amos had called to see the President and was denied an interview, greatly to his disgust and rage, as he had an important matter to discuss with the executive. He accordingly expostulated with "Lige" Halford, the President's secretary. " lam sorry, Mr. Cummings, but the President cannot be seen today," said "Llge" firmly. "Great God," sputtered the Congressman, as he turned his back on the private secretary, "has he got as small as that?" New Yorker. True to German Cooking. He was a stalwart young German, and as b walked into the barn he saluted its owner with, "Hey, mister, will you Jop me?" "Will I what?" returned the farmer. "Will you Jop me? Make me work yet?"' ' , ' "Oh, I see, you want a Job," Sard his hearer. "Well, how much do yoo, want a month?" "I tell you. If you eat me on der farm I come for 15. but for $25 I eat myself at Schmidt's." New York Sun. ' .',,: - ' : y ; , . . , .. , , J ,i ' ! " - ' f . ' - ' & A' " C X) V! A Victor Herbert, the Great Bandmaster, Who Will be in Bullalo This Week. SITUATIONS SAVED BY PRESENCE OF MIND. Awkward Things Happen on the Stage Sometimes, Which Require Quick Wit to Avert or Cover Up Some Incidents Behind the Scenes. 4 ' JOHN DREW tells the following stories of remarkable presence of mind shown by actors in critical moments upon the stage: "Miss Rehan and I were one night playing in a place, the name of which I do not remember but that is neither here nor there and were in the midst of a little conjugal quarrel. She looked past me, with a change of expression entirely apart from the purpose of the scene. Following her eyes I saw that the gas logs used In the stage setting had set fire to the scenery. To give any evidence of knowledge of it would create a panic. We walked slowly toward the fire. Improvising as we went to fit the situation. When we got there I stopped, threw a rug over the blaze and smothered It. The alarm of the audience was averted. "Once In 'A Night Off,' in the scene which hinges on a pocketbook, the call-boy forgot to give it to me, and we came near to upsetting things generally. The man who is ambitious to have a past but who has none, waa waiting for the pocketbook, which I was to hand him, and which contained a lock of hair and some other little mementos to prove his gallantries. I put my hand Into my pocket to get it. It was missing. The whole scene depended upon it. "I tore madly off the stage, leaving him to face the situation, and he proved the hero if It. There he was, improvising: 'Dear old Jack, as erratic as ever. Forgotten something, perhaps likely his pocket handkerchief.' And so kept It up until I rushed back with the missing 'property.' The audience knew nothing, for be was alert, but I was fearfully upset. We were all so strenuous in those days at Daly's that I felt I had done him some wrong, but he took it delightedly, as he had carried the day." Two Stories of Julia Marlowe. In spite of the fact that actors live by publicity, many of them loathe It heartily when their hours for playtime come around. They say they never can lose themselves in a crowd, and that when they want to enjoy a couple of hours of relaxation they still are stared at and commented upon so that all the rest, of their playtime is lost. Miss Julia Marlowe attended a matinee performance at a Broadway theater the other afternoon, and, although she asked the mapagement to seat her well back in the orchestra circle, they Insisted upon providing her with a box. As usual, she paid the penalty-of publicity, for at the conclusion of the second act an usher handed to her secretary a note which read as follows: "My Dear Miss Marlowe: "Will you please sit a little farther forward in the box. as I am anxious to get a good look at you. . I have seen you many times on the stage, but never before as yourself. Your admirer, ." The writer was a woman and presumably of the genus matinee girl. Miss Marlowe received her first newspaper notice In connection with the first Shakespearean female part that she ever played. It was that of the bouncing Maria in "Twelfth Night." The notice appeared In a Southern paper, and the town. Miss Marlowe thinks, was Jacksonville, Fla. The writer declared that the young actress would some day he a great soubrette and the successor of Maggie Mitchell in such plays as "Fanchon" and "The Pearl of Savoy." "But It Is a curious fact," says Miss Marlowe, "that from the first such a career and such plays did not appeal to me. I was of a serious mind, and the dramas I loved were those of a somber, traglo Import. 'Measure for Measure.' 'Macbeth,' 'Romeo and Juliet,' 'Richard III.' these were the plays of myebojee. My vocal Instructor commented on this tendency. ' 'Listen,' he said, as he ran over some songs for me to learn, 'do you like this?' -. - "I remember the : look of comic surprise with which he glanced up at me and remarked: 'Well, you are a little preacher."' William H. Crane's Memory. . "How long did It take you to memorise the lines in David Harum?" William H. Crane was asked the other day. For a moment the question seemed to pussle the actor. "That is something I can hardly answer," he replied. 1 read the book carefully, and after Mr. Frohman had arranaged to let me have the dramatization of it I read it again. Then the manuscript of the play was given me, and I read that carefully and gave a good deal of thought to the possible effects that It contained. Be tween the acta of the plays that I waa giving at the time I used to look over the manuscript, ana auring some ot our big railroad Journeys I beguiled away the time either by reading the manuscript or trying to think of suggestions regarding It. The lines seemed to stick without any trouble, and now that I come to think of It I never twd the book at any of the rehearsals. Yea, harum is a lonit part, but It never gave rce the sllehte-sfc trouble. It is not generally known, but it is ' ' t- t' at Sir. Crane Is HIS HASTY ROMANCE, one of the quickest memorlzers In the theatrical profession. He furnishes proof In abundance of the claim that a man can train his memory and make It as strong in Its way as a man can make his biceps by work In a gymnasium. once in his young days a certain play was announced for production by the small company of which he was member, and in which he was certain he would have a part. There were a half dozen male characters In the piece. and before he would be caught napping he memorized every one of the. six roles. While with the Hooley Stock Company in Chicago. "Led Astray" was given. Somewhat hurt for the reason that he was not cast In the play, .he would not go and see It. During the second week of the play, Harry Murdoch, who lost his life In the celebrated Brooklyn Theater fire, was taken suddenly ill. and Mr. Crane was asked at a few hours' notice to take the part of Hector Placide. The part covered sixty-five closely written pages of manuscript there were no typewriters in those days and the youthful actor went on that night and played the part without ever having to be prompted once. Mr. Crane knows every If, and but of every character In David Harum, and. In fact, knows . practically every line of every part he has ever played. POKER WITH GREENBACKS Where Bills Are Used as Cards and one Round is Sufficient. iuc- sieeiroacK poker" game up on a recenc middle-of-the-month pay day with disastrous results to a trio of clerks in a certain bureau of the Treasury Department which one. ior obvious reasons, cannot he stated. Anyhow, all hands were nnn- aessed of the usual pay-day plethora of new paper-money, and one of them was scanning his particular bundle of green papers, oDserving tne numbers thereupon with a poker frame of mind. Discovering four fives on one of his Vs, he remarked to his office mates that, from a poker standpoint, he guessed he had 'em all about skinned. This sally caused everybody to produce. "Oh. I don't know," came back from one of them when he had looked over his pile and noted four eights. "I'll Just about bet a couple of these oners that I'm the strongest and pass It along for takers. ... The last speaker got a taker right away by a man who doped out a full house numbered on one of hla greenbacks, who saw the $2 bet and raised It 12. Then another chipped in t this stage with the observation that he'd take in the coin with nis nttie poker hand, In view of which confidence he'd see the bets already made and raise "em all $5, If they didn't mind. At this stage of the proceedings matters were decidedly interesting, and It was mutually agreed by the holders of the respective hands that their bets were bona fide and stood, and the others would call the last speaker. On! a show-down the latter exhibited four ones, which are aces in tne new game, and the result was that the others ruuirt nfr sufficient of their semi monthly stack to make good right on the spot-.' i 1 - ' They are mignty conrrviiv muuuu the Treasury bureau where thl happened about chucking any bluffs as to the merits of the "hands" they have in their greenbacks since the man with the four aces caught some of their number. ' ' ' GOOD'BY, LITTLE CVBY. Good-bye. little Cuby-you can start out On theocky8road to glory and of reach- ing out for pelf: , . You'll enjoy the flags and music, and the cheers and all the rest ' But you'll find the first day's running of . them ail is much the best; . So, don't let your head go bulging, for when things begin to ls It might be that some day you would like to know where Uncle is. Good-bye, little Cuby don't forget sometimes to write To the old broad-shouldered uncle who took up your little fight; ' It meant busy days for Lnole mighty buBy days, you bet . For you've settled all your quarrels, But he's not done fighting yet. JuBt tha same, now. little Cuby, don t forftet your Uncle's phis It miKht be that some day yoil would like to know where Uncle Is. , Good-bye. little Cuby here's a hearty farewell hand: , . But remember Uncle's keeping store right at the Ktime old stand. If your desrmv don't suit you, and you hanker for the host, Uncle's e t n frh assortment of the kind ..c;(ilfd ".Vi.:innwt:" And, moreover, don t get frinky, njW your st!ir of ttite has Halt mi'-nt tie lht some dnv you would like to kf-v . "re t'P''"? 1. W. D. i i in I , o.e American. "airls, said Eudora, eonfldentally, "I've bad a proposal!" Little screams of Incredulity greeted this aa her dear friends fell back In horror-strlcksn attitudes and gased at the speaker, "Yea, I have," she reaffirmed. "Do tell us," Implored Caroline, apparently speaking with great effort "When's It to be? Where's the ring? Who la her' chorused the others. Eudora smiled sweetly. "There la no ring. It Isn't to be. I refused him." "What!" fairly shrieked her friends. "Just that." "Well, tell us about It. won't your asked Amy. "Who Is her , ""Mr. linker." "Oh! The theological student?" ' "Yea." "Wouldn't she make a sweet minister's wife? She'd scandalize the congregation in no time." "And you refused him?" "Yes. The circumstances leading up to his er " "Foolishness?" "Avowal were such that after hearing them I could not do otherwise," explained Eudora. "Circumstances? We might have known there were circumstances that would cause a young man to do such a rash act," remarked Amy. 'Hour grapes!" "Maybe. What are the circum stances?" "In the first place when he went Into the seminary quite a number of the young men there banded together In a vow to avoid the society of the other sex and devote themselves entirely to their studies." "Conceited things!" "Yes, weren't they? Well, most of them backslid before long, but a few, Including Mr. Baker, stuck to their resolution and ground away to their studies." "What a lifer "Result: They found commencement drawing near, a matter of a month or two, and there they were without any close feminine acquaintances. They hurried to make up for lost time most of them. "I knew several theologuc.r Mr. Carr and Mr. Gratton you know them? and a few more, and one evening Mr. Carr brought Mr. Baker around and although he seemed utterly at sea In the presence of a girl" "What girl was with you?" asked Caroline Innocently. "I referred to myself." said the self-posses Eudora. "He was awfully bashful, but managed when going to stammer a wish to call again. I granted It." "Of course." "He wasn't such a bad-looking young man," explained Eudora. "Anyway he called the next afternoon and brought some flowers " "Somebody must have coached him." "Maybe. Then he called the following night and and, well, would you believe It? He proposed the third time he saw me," breathlessly concluded the narrator. "And you refused him?" "Yea. You see, I got a note from Tom Carr er, Mr. Carr that explained 'Mr. Baker's ambitious activity. It seems that he received a call from a little town out West somewhere In Utah, I believe. Just a little while before get ting ready to go he received a telegram asking whether he was married or not. He was In a quandary how to answer, because he knew that It probably affected his call; so he telegraphed back "marriage doubtful," and asked their reasons. Then he began looking around for a girl who would help In an emergency. "He soon received a letter from the church people explaining that the village schoolma'am for several years had boarded at the parsonage, which, in their estimation waa the only fit place for her to stay, schoolma'ama and ministers' folks helng a trifle elevated in the social scale. And so It was Imperative that he be married. As soon as he got word he began his campaign, but I declined, with thanks." "And you sent that poor than away and imperiled his call?" asked Amy. "Yes. He left for the place last Mondayand without a wife," said Eudora. "Why, what will he done when he gets there?" "Oh, I suppose the people will fix up a match between him and the school teacher." Chicago News. Couldn't Have Been One of Ours "It's a pretty bad-looking lot they've hauled In this morning," said his city cousin, who was showing him the sights of the city, "Yes," said the visitor from the In terior, looking them over. "Who's that red-nosed old fellow In the chair? He's about the toughest looking of them." "Bh! He's the police magistrate." Chicago Tribune. Still More Youthful. Raynor Don't you think a boy only IS years old is too young to be a King? Shyne Huh! Age is nothing. We've got an absolute monarch at my house that only 2 years old. Chicago Tribune. LOVE HAS WROUGHT. QUEER CHANGES IN THE GREAT DUSE Nightly Sacriiices A11 That Made . Her Famous and Playt Her Part Like a Stick at the Whim of the Mao Whom She Loves. A Duse a dead,' and love for D'Annunzto has killed her. ' Most of the critics agree on that and the public knows It too, as the half empty theater abundantly demonstrates. When she plays Ibsen she la no longer the Hedda we admire so much; as Adrlenne she is merely "an ornament at the mantelpiece." The greatest critic Germany ever produced after Leasing, Boerne, used to say; "I can't write unlesa I am In bad health." When we applauded Duse last she waa 111, deep, half-prostrated.wholly concentrated. Today she la feeling good. Just a bit, because D'Annunzio la near and her deml-god Invented a new dramatic style, reducing acting to the gift of gab there Is the situation in a nutshell. Because his characters are aenemlc, bare of individual life, D'Annunzio concluded that acting must spell monotony. "All greatness is monotonouslook at the ocean, the desert the pyramids" he said to me the other day, and may have added to his mind, "my dramas being monotonous, ergo they are great." New Style of Acting. It's pitiful to see Duse submitting to D'Annunzlo's dictation. Thia bundle of nerves, the woman who by a wave of her hand, an outcry, a peal of laughter, by her wrath and Joy alike held people spellbound, heroically denudes herself of the God-given attributes that made her fame and fortune to become an automaton, says the Berlin correspondent of the Chicago Tribune. The stage manager says, that at a recent rehearsal, she ascended a long, winding staircase three times In succession to speak a few lines because twice she pronounced a certain word In Rome and Naples could prevent her from playing D'Annunzio, and again D'Annunzio. The sign "standing room only" used to be displayed outside the theaters which she honored and enriched by an agreement: she playa before empty benches now, and while It costs JO per cent, more to produce D'Annunzlo's drama than those of any other living author, Duse pays him three times the amount of royalty he could hope to claim from one not Infatuated with him. D'Anauaxio Likes Idolatry. . And D'Annunzio? "Idols don't thank you for worshiping them. ' He thinks, indeed, he waa overdoing the thing when he followed up "II Fucco" ("Fire"), the book In which he blackguarded Duse by a sonnet, "To the Divine Duse." At this year's Initial performance, , after the first act some enthusiasts shouted for the author. Duse, still oq the stage, called Into the wings, beckoned and pleaded, held out her hand to him In vain. Not until she had withdrawn D'Annunzio made his bow, "After the priestess the ldoL" Hates Everything Theatrical ' She hates everything theatrical. Never Is a member of her company admitted to her dressing-room or her apartments at the hotel. Living In her own world, she wants to know nothing of "outside." The Influence of the box office on the repertoire she styles "hellish chains of theatrical alavery." It Irritates her to meet a member of her troupe on the street. Money she abhors H, but at the same time engages the cheapest company that could possibly be drummed together to play at a respectable house. Her royalties to D'Annunzio are tha v ' A- " Percy Haswell 7 Who is to Star Next Season ia Capt Marshals Comedy A Royal Family." while on the fourth Instead of the fifth step. D'Annunzi hear the word pronounced on the fourth step In a dream, and Duse must obey his "poetical intention" to the letter if she had to walk 10 miles to do so. And like a martyr of old she sacrifices her fortune along with her pride, her (artistic) life. Duse, once absolute mistress of her audiences, the woman who knew applause only, told a Berlin friend that no amount of hissing and catcalls and if they were ten times more fierce than T- y if " -'".IS-. - 'M: A largest ever paid to an author, but ta save a few florins she crossed the Austrian frontier arrayed in a Queen's finery, and In a drizzling rain, for tha clothes she wore went toll free. She waa angry enough to scream and break her fan an Inestimable work of art when-some enthusiastic students unhitched her horses in Bucharest and dragged her to her lodgings. But these lodgings, especially selected by ner on account of their simplicity, were not good enough after this Incident. She had been treated like a Queen and must needs live like one at a palace. Disdains Kings sod Oueenu "Don't mind, madame," said her sec ; retary, when Duse recently refused to see an old excellency, the Kaiser's messenger. It seems to give heiv peculiar pleasure to make Kings stand around kicking their heels. "Tell her Majesty that I must decline the Invitation to visit her in the playhouse," she said to the Court Marshal of the Queen Regent of Spain. "I really couldn't afford to be seen In costuroa oft the stage, and It's a long way to tha royal box I would have to pass thousands of people." At Stuttgart she slammed the door In the face of a royal master of ceremony. "Quick, what do you want?" "His Majesty Is following. ; May ha come In?" ... . "He cannot Tell him I am obliged for the Intended honor, but my dressing-room is my castle." ' . "Pray consider, madame. I may losa 1 my head by bringing a refusal." "Don't bring It, then. Just tell his Majesty that I won't commence to dress for the second act until he sits in his box." '' CLEVER LITTLE STORIES The Ignprance which foreigners have to combat in their efforts to open up trade with China is well illustrated by an Incident which occurred not lor? ago. Sir James Mackey Is the Enghei commissioner to negotiate tram treaties In China. He wrote to out-of the viceroys, earnestly pleading t. t the trade barriers In that province 1 removed. He -received a reply fro i the viceroy saying that he would r. t think of removing these barriers for t reason that if he did the water v all run out of his province. Tha v roy'e idea of the barrlerR was that t were physical dams along the w courses over which the trade v; t ried. The report that peeresses W! ' lowed oniy 16 Indu s of s-vre 1 . minstar Abbey on ! in? 3 nation day rccam tne e ' latly in the ohimn"i, s any niffina a pi-n r rednred the a''" 1 common i . ' "oi t bow to a t ii ' evert." -. i f .'i,-;,i'-i ry Manner: -, Who in Slarr: - J "i: ' ' 7 5 ICyr I: ' - "

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