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The Daily Journal THEATRICAL TOPICS, CURRENT SAYINGS AND DOINGS IN STACELAND. THE BEST PAPER IN THE-CITY. IS FORTY CENTS A MONTH, NOW. Send in your Name and Street Number on a Postal Card. Notei of the Ring. Dick Surge has challenged "Kid" Lavigne to fight him again, at 1401b? give or take two pounds, for $5,000 a eide'. There is little doubt that the ' American will accept; the only wonder is that the Britisher should be able to get good backing against his quondam conqueror. la answer to a proposition from Jack Everhardt, Sam Fitzpatrlck says that If, upon Lavlgne's return to America, there la no one whom he has not already beaten willing to fight him, he will give Everhardt the first chance to try and reverse the result of their • former meeting within the ropes. The sheriff of Queens county having notified the managers of the Eureka Athletic club, of Lpng Island City, that the proposed glove fight between Peter Maher and Paddy Slavln would not be •permitted to take place at the club house, or elsewhere In that county, they concluded, very sensibly, not to persist in attempting to defy the authorities, and accordingly declared the match off, notifying ticket holders to call lor a return of their money, which was then refunded. Jack Ryan and Jack Lucey fought in a vacant lot near Mllford, Mass., Ryan ' having rather the best of the fighting for twenty-three rounds, but then his blows lost force, and when they came together for the thirty-second round both combatants were so weak that the referee, with the consent of the principals, declared the fight a draw. They are to meet again in about six weeks, I and In the interim both men will train properly for the encounter. "Griffo," the Australian lightweight, and Billy Ernst entertained the members of the Unique Athletic club and their friends with a glove bout at the Unique theater, Brooklyn, N, Y.; evening of June 6, Johnny Eckhardt being referee. Griffo demonstrated, his' superiority as a boxer over his opponent but after boxing the stipulated twelve rounds the encounter was decided a dratr. • METHUSAUEH OF FROGS. Welched Over Ten Pound! And Foot nod a Unit Tull. Hallway turned out one of the greatest, murder mysteries of the age, and jiow it lias, according 1 to tin New York World, produced a frop compared with which nil recorded froprs'are pigmies. Old Moses, with that magic rod of his, brought u plague of frogs that covered Egypt and clogged the yellow Nile. Biit among 1 all 'the frogs with which Moses rebuked the Pharaoh, it is dollars to buttons there was no such old "hunker" of u frog 1 as a colored mnu named Jackson captured the other day in Milton Jake, near liahwny, If. J, lie wns the original frog, the indubitable Methusaleh and founder of tlie frog 1 family. When the little pick- THE BIO FROG- AND A SILVER DOLLAR COMPARED. England"! Fnenmatlo Klnc* Mrs. Langtry in the days of her greatest popularity, was not more widely advertised in Great Britain In a pictorial way than Is Harvey Du C.-os, • head of the great English pneumatic tire concern that was sold recently..for £3,000,000, and has since been relncor- porated, reorganized and restocked on even a larger scale. "The. Tiro King," the English papers call him. He may be the tire king of England.but he •would not be recognized as a "king" .In' this country, even though his concern Is said to have made 15,000,000 in the past five years. There are American companies that are making tires and dollars by the million. Mr. Du Cros* picture has appeared within the past few weeks in almost every Illustrated paper In Great Britain, and many times In the cycling: papers, which he seems to control. Mr. Du Cros seems to be quite the man of the hour in the English cycling world. A few years ago he was not more than a fairly good Dublin athlete. That Is what bicycles do for some people. John Handlboe, once a noiea piayer, IB pitching for the Galllpolls, 0., team. He is looking for a trial in the Western league. " ' Manager Shannon, of Rochester, has released Pitcher Glllon. His staff of twlrlers will now be McFarlan, He* man, Lorett and Weyhing. Congressman Fitzgerald of Massachusetts, la the best posted base ball fan In the lower house, and an, accurate scorer. He fans for the senators and BeanMtera. uninny Jackson, walking along the lake shore, saw a big stone covered with green slime protruding from the water he poked it. There cnme forth a noise like all the .thunders of Sinai, and the iliirky fled, screaming. Some workmen who were mending ii dam near by asked him what the trouble was. He gasped and said sin alligator bad .tried to swallow him. They coaxed and threatened him, offered him money and a drubbing, but nothing would tempt him back, to the lake. The workmen finally found the water monster snoozing in shallow wntor, nn- rlerneuth some willows. They attacked him with clubs and stunned him. Then they dragged him out on shore. 'No one in Railway ever told a lie. The giant frog weighed 10% pounds. His right leg weighed 2% pounds, and his If ft leg 2y 4 pounds. He wns 18 inches long/and 12 inches wide. The width of bis mouth was 8 inches, the lejigth of his/leg 13% inches. '• • And that wasn't all of it. Jackson's fnthei-celebrated his silver wedding a nigOit or two.of tor, and the five pounds of frog legs mnde part, nnd parcel of the fenst. ' The biggest frogs on earth are fouml in this country. Nowhere else are frogs so hirg-e a feature of swump ntid marsh life. A year ago 12 enormous Ameri- r>:m -frogs were sent nlive to Knropo, whore they excited .much wonder, but none of them was as large ns the Enh- \vriy frog here described. A Flying ,7!>OE. The flying frog of Surnim is 11 riches iu length and has side toem- jrancs like a flying squirrel. He can cap entirely across large rivers. Society Women and th« Bttge— Marie WatnwrlEhfi Carter — A ItelC"l°e French Baaaty—A Pretty Weitern Cannon—Not«l Of the Footlights. HE career in the theater of women who slip out of society onto the stage is always interesting. "There, for example, IB that of Marie Wainwright, whose experiences since she parted from her second husband, Louis James, Has been trying. "What a little time ago it seems to some of us since Marie Wainwright, one of the best born women on the stage first caijjie into prominence. She was a grand-daughter of Bishop Walnwright and daughter of Commander J. M. WalnwHght of the U. S. N. 'Her father died on board the "Harriet Land" at the time of her capture in Galveston harbor during the Civil war. She is descended from the Pages of Virginia. She was associated with the great tragedian, Lawrence Barrett, in "Man 0' Airlie," "Yorlck's Love" and "Francesca dl Rimini." Two of her successes of recent years have been "Twelfth Night," of which she gave a "beautiful production, and "Amy Robsart," but her success in the east slowly declined and since 1892 she has confined herself to the west. A Reigning Beauty. If you ask an experienced person he will tell you that French women are not pretty. French women who visit America always rave about the beauty of the American girls.. Yet the one has art, the other has none, even in the every day affairs of life. Xo better examples could be taken than Jeannette Hadlngue, known as Jane Hading; Martha Josephine Brunschwig, called Mile.. Brandes, and Mile. Rosa Bruck. They are all about of an age.being born respectively In 1861, 1862, and 1SG5, and still consider themselves, and are considered ingenues, and invariably take good pictures. In 1887 Mile. Brandes was engaged at the Comedle Francais and made her debut Sept. 20, In "Francillon." After three seasons at the Coraedie she returned *"to .the Vaudeville to create the .leading role In "Lllalne," In 1893 she returned to the Malson Mollere, and Is still there. Some consider Mile. Brandes the most Interesting member of the present company. One of her latest successes is In Mellhac's "Grosse. Fortune." produced in February, and in which her exquisite dressing was as much at a success as her Rnvii llruok. acting. Rosa Bruck is also' a Parisienne, • born Sept. 13, 1SG5, ago in the former capacity, and In the latter she was very popular In the smart set In New York, taking in the Comedy club, the place left vacant by: Cora Urqnhart Potter when she became a professional. Her professional debut was made at the Globe theater in Bos-, ton, December 12, 1892, as Mrs. Emeu- tine Echo in the version of Dumas' "Demi-Monde," mnde by Louise Imogen Gulney and William Seymour, and which was. the first version of that famous play ever seen in America, Later Miss Otis made a success as Nancy Sykes in "Oliver Twist," with which she toured, and theu after an appearance last September at the Empire theater, New Lork, she was, for a while, with Dan Frohman at the Lyceum, when she played several parts that did not suit her, like Mrs. Quesnel In'-"Rebellious Susan" and Mme. de Mauban in "The Prisoner of Zenda." She has a marked personality. A devil lurks in her eyes, and snuggles in the deep dimples that give her face Its peculiarity. Conventionality stands apart and avoids her. Commonplace roles are beyond and outside her limitations. To what any "walking lady" might succeed in, Miss Otis' personality would give the lie direct. But no walk- Ing lady and few,If any.Ieading women in the land could play Mrs. Cheveley in "An Ideal Husband" as she did. That was a performance marked by finesa. It was suggestive, forceful, brilliant. She pervaded the play and dominated it. miserable adventuress though the woman was. I am aware that most of her critics, and possibly the actress herself, would rank above that part, her Therese in Sims' version of "Gfgolette," called "The City of Pleasure," which Miss Otis was within an aco of saving from failure at thf Weak Eyes or Poor Sight We fit glasses; to relieve headache. Do your eyes water? Do letters blur while reading ? if you have any trouble with'your eyes consult us. J. D. TAYLOR, Graduate Optician, GRADUATE: I>r. lying's School oi Optic*. X»e Chicago Optltalmic College. Cockburn Brothers' Office. Rooms 2 and 3 Spry Bni : d!no, Write Fire Insurance in companies that pay losses promptly. 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From the Gymnase she went to the Odeon and played Juliet among other, parts. In 18D2-93 she made a. great success at Le Theatre -Michel at St. Petersberg, playing In "Fran'cillon," "The Sphinx," "Prince d'Aurec." "Pittes de mouche," and other roles She returned to the MARIE WAINWRIGHT. Empire theater, New York, last September. I cannot agree. Possibly I may be unduly moved by -the injustice that."The City of Pleasure" did to "Gi- golette," From her point of. view Miss Otis' Tberese was a strong: performance. It had rare moments of thrilling dramatl-c force. But it was not an impersonation. It was a theatrical presentation of episodes. .For much of this, however, the managers were as much Cockburn Brothers, Real Estate, Insurance and Loans. Rooms 2 and 3 Spry Building, LOGANSP3RT, I An EgR-Larln'ff Quadruped. The only fur-covered four-footed member of the animal kingdom ivhich nys cfftrs like a fo-n-1 is the native beover if Aust.ro.!';! _^_ Not Alwayn Free. "Remember, my son," said the prw lent father, "that politeness doesn't lost anything.". . "Yea," was the reply, "I've heard, ont." 'You don't doubt It. do you?" ''Well, it certainly does cost me "ten ents n week 1o get nay politeness out >f the wa.VtPr«s at our hotel!"—Tit-Bits. •to blame as they were in permitting her unsuitable dressing of the part. The play offered a story of the lowest life' In'Paris—a picture of the life of a "Gl- golette," the girl of the street whose lover trades on her depravity. Decourcelle wrote it with an object. That object disappeared from sight under Sims' manipulation, and in cleaning up the play for the Americn market he made it unclean, for he robbed it of its ralson d'etre. Miss Otis' "Carmen" will, If she continues to play it,'be better some time than It is now. It was marked by much discretion and by great skill in sinking much of herself. It was vividly picturesque, -Itsjjreatest fault on its first presentation, was a certain humorous eelf appreciation of which Merimee's heroine was utterly devoid. The success of one Carmen means the advent of several. I understand that John Mason and Marlon Manoia are., to present a seml-demi-musical- dramatic Carmen next season. OLIVE. THANET, ffood and Iron Pumps at Wholesale Prices. Six ft Wooden Pumps witb Polished Iix>n or Porcelain-lined Cylinders.52.50 • i Six ft. Wooden Pnmps with 3-inch Cylinders for 1% Iron Pipe $2.00 Largo Cistern Pumps C ft. long .$1.94 The above pumps are C Inches square. Small Cistern Pumps 5 Inches square and 6 ft long $1.68 Iron Well Pump with 3-inch Cylinder for -1% Pipe $8.73 Also nllkinds of pump repairing do ne by '" i John J. Hildebrandt, TEL. III. (Mutual.) 408 Fourth Street, LOCANSPORT. vArtlrariJ. Baker, M.O., OPTICAL SPECIALIST. Our specialty is fitting glasses where others have failed. We. do nothing • else, If you have headache, pain in the 1 eyes or glaasea that don't suit you con- «nU OR. Examination Free. Office: Fourth St opposite Keeeling'g drug store, We are the only persons In the city., doing oar line of work. CflUandieeoureyeprotuctorgfor Bicycle RWers. Every one should have ' ' MLLE. BR/NDES. Gymnase 1n'1894, appearing in.October, of that season In "Pension de Famille," in December In "lie Question <3'Ar- gent." She was the Delphlne in "Marcelle,"—known here as "'A. Woman's Silence," and in London .as_ "Delia Harding,"—when it was produced. in Paris, December 21, 1895. A Wrutorn O*rmtin. Ellta Proctor.Otis is a western girt, and'by lineal descent comes out of one of the worthiest-families of, the land. She was,born In Cleveland, 0., and the Otlses! were among the most distinguished pioneers of that district. Her father died before she found her way In at the stage door of the theater,. Her uncle, John Otis, waa one of >the wealthiest of. the'great..steel manufacturers of Cleveland The family is not unknown tp fame and wealth: Miss- Otlsi began Her career as a reci- tationist £nd amateur actress London knew her one season, some four years > \ J, !~l . \ f \ . Not«» of the Foof]l c ht». tTncertaintyr in railroad •• rates continue, to give' Northwestern theatrical managers trouble, and until they are settled there are some attractions they will not venture to handle in this teri- tory. Henry Miller wants a character with lots of comedy and some sentiment for his stellar venture, which will probbaly occur next October. . Walter Whitesme, Known some years ago as. the boy . tragedian, has just closed his season and his.managers report there Is a balance on the right side of the books. Ellen Terry, in the character o£ Lady Macbeth, is said to step out'of the beaten path of tradition. Her reading Is spoken, of as showing a hlgjh degree of intelligence. • 8^ William Gillette's revival of "Too 'Much Johnson" at the Empire Theatre, New York city, has proved a success', desp)te the warm:weather and the lateness,.of the season. ... .' ' •.'.'. Maud Jefferios,''the,'young American actrfisai wlib has lately made a success in London, England, as Wilson Barret's leading woman, is going toTetire from .the stage.permanently. , ( 'The : Last; Days. : bf Pompeii" and : other- of vthe 'Pain 'productions wlll>'be seen In all the leading cities of the country during the summer. 0: .E. Skiff, general manager.for Joseph Pain fc. Eons, has.organized an eastern-and a western company, placing- Will H. Barry; who has been Identified with the Pain shows for several years, in charge of the western organisation Maple Grove. Maple Grove. Lots on Broadway, MarkqJ, North, High, George and Spear streets for sale on very easy terms. 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