Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana on July 19, 1896 · Page 10
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Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana · Page 10

Logansport, Indiana
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Sunday, July 19, 1896
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THEATRICAL LETTER. CURRENT INGS SAYINGS , AND IN STAGELAND. DO- Blr AURU.IU. HiirrU' »«»»'« Felt la Loadon-A No Rom.o— Futrlck C»n>l»l>cll' Styl. of SUOCCM— IR AUGUSTUS Harris, whose death has made a sensation in the theatrical world of London, was one of the 1 a ra ous managers of the times. His father was August u s H ar r is, too. and likewise one of the most success- \ ful stage managers of his day in Europe. When the elder Harris died his son entered the profession and made his debut as Malcolm In a revival of "Macbeth" at a theater in Manchester. • This Was In 1873. He was soon afterward associated with Barry Sullivan and played juvenile parts with ' that eminent tragedian, Mr. Harris was then engaged by Maple- eon as stage manager. His first great stroke was the production of the "Parisian Danischeffs" at the St. James' Theater In London. It was in the same year that he inaugurated his fnmotis pantomimes at the Crystal Palace. The first of these was "Sinbad, the Sailor,"'Which was of Mr. Harris' own invention and construction. In 1879 he leased the Drury Lane Theater and there continued his pantomimes, which had a great vogue in London. Here Sir Augustus also produced many melodramas in the writing of which he collaborated with Pettlt Hamilton and others. ' Among these were "The World," "Youth," "Human Nature," "Run o-f Luck," and many others mo'ro or less familiar to Americans. He was knighted in 1891 and was a member of London Council and sheriff of the city. Nelher«olo Vn. Ilernharelt. The English have a stupid way of hanging on to the dull notion that America Is not discriminating In dramatic art. Though the melodramatic death scene, with its gurgling finale, has been variously criticised, the one splendidly dramatic moment in the •work of the actress was Carmen's transition from terror to impudence in that ullent Incident of the fourth act, when Bhe looks up In her finery, as she sits on the step of the fountain, to recognize the man whom -her superstitious soul has marked out for'-her murderer. How an actress with the genius of Intelligence to conceive and execute that thrilling bit of fine poetic rcalness could err Into a mere melodramatic, studiously theatrical portraiture of Mcrrlmee's Cleopatra-like heroine I cannot understand, save that Miss Nethersole bo supposed under the delusive spell of those few strange folk who imagine that social statistics, Dilutes dispensaries and independent theaters have something to do with dramatic art. In the meantime Bernhardt, the geratest actress of this age, though BOW in her autumn, teaches a willing public that there Is nothing epic in a nightmare, but that the- art of the theater is very' much more wonderful and beautiful than the anomalies, mon- etroslties and morbidities of life, if we are able to lift our eyes from the muck long enough to behold that art with pure vision. At the London Lyceum. ' Mrs Patrick Campbell is a failure in "Magda" at the Lyceum, and already preparations are doing .for the revival of "School for Scandal," with Mrs. Pat" as Lady Teazle. The British public Is thoroughly sick of plays that have their bases In the endeavor of erratic females to prove the puritanical abaurdity of the seventh commandment. Not a great deal is anticipated of the Daly season. Miss Rehan has not been fortunate enough to continue For example, iTIs'said that had he been more In earnest with Miss Nethersole instead o! merely using her as a means whereby to bring Miss Rehan to terms it would! have been much better for his managerial future. _____ Will n»y »* tlie Lyceum. Felix Morris, who has engaged with Daniel Frohnuxn to be the comedian of the Lyceum company next season, has entered Into an agreement with Charles Hawtry o£ the Comedy Theater, London to give a special matinee of "Behind the Scenes." Mr. Hawtry's brother George adapted the play to the English stage, but Mr. Morris had abandoned his scheme o-f producing It, being tempted by Mr. Frohman's offer. The overture was made to him by the manager of the Comedy to give the matinee with the understanding that, should the play be favorably received, it would he put on after the Daly season for a run was too alluring to be resisted Mr. Daly has the theater for the month, and Miss Rehan will play a four weeks' engagement. If Mr. Morr»' shoula make a hit at the matinee it would be greatly to his advantage to arrange with Mr. Frohman for delay- Ing his return to America. Dramatic successes have been so few in London that the demand for attractions is very great, bad business -having, 'forced the closing of a dozen theaters. A Sew Ronmo.. Theater-goers in England are being entertained with a remarkable performance of "Romeo and Juliet," the- two leading characters both taken by girls Misses Esme and Vera Beringer, daughters of the Mrs. Oscar Beringer, whose latest novel, "The New Virtue,' has at once shocked and interested o girls are in their teens, the Miss Vera, being about 16. GENERAL SPORTING. CURRENT NOTES AND COMMENT OF VARIOUS SPORTS. »t younger B. J. Wendell, • Prominent Ficuro All Athletic Conteati—A' Cincinnati 's»rap»on ClmlleniE.i. the Worl 1-American anil Ennlisli Crcwi—>""»<• NE of the most familiar faces to be seen at almost every athletic meet, be it a collegiate, a • scholastic or a club ] event, is that of Mr. Evert Jansen "Wendell of the N. Y, A. C. The pictures here given show him as ho was .in 1882 In the midst of bis athletic career, a well-knit, sterling sprinter. He began his running as a school boy In 1S76, when, in his first race, he covered 100 yards in ill4 seconds. •During the next two years, before entering Harvard, he took a prominent part in scholastic athletics and practically founded the present Interscmol- astic A. A. of New York city. He entered Harvard in 1873, and there, in -his Sophomore year, he achieved a record never yet equalled. He was elected to the captaincy of tho 'varsity track team. As such he nroused sufficient interest in athletics to bring out the first Harvard team to win the Intercollegiate Cup. Only first places counted toward the trophy in those days. He won three events on the same day— the 100 and 200 yard dashes and the 440-yard run, scoring fifteen of Harvard's thirty points. Though double wins have often been recorded, a triple victory on the same day has been won by no other intercollegiate contestant. He was the first college man to make 100 yards in ten seconds. His record stood untouched for four or flve years. He has in his medal case no less than seventy-five first prizes, won in this country and inTCanada, A set of schoolboy games without Mr. Wendell as referee is practically impossible. He has officiated in this capacity at every set of interscholastic and scholastic games since 1884. Cut Prices SIR A. -HARRIS. - etrong in the favor of the London pub- lie and her last season there was tun reverse of profitable.' In fact, Mr. Daly's tenancy of the theater In Leices. ter S<i«are that bears bis name has not In any way justified his expectations In taking the house, and he was glad, no doubt to surrender the house to Georgy Edwardes, from whom Mr. Daly had obtained It. The opinion entertained te to the effect that Mr. Daly will not hereafter he concerned In London management. It has been a most expens- ire experience to him, and there ar» those who begin to say^bat Mr. Daly erred seriously when he neglected opportunities to secure the services of younger and possibly more talented actresses than Miss Rehan to star MISS BERINGER AS ROMEO. She played the part of Little Lord Fauntleroy 600 times when she was younger. Miss Esme Beringer, who plays Romeo, has charmed the critics. She has a rich contralto, voice and is a finished actress, giving promise of a successful future. She takes the part in a manly way and those not in the secret' would scarcely guess it was a girl masquerading as a handsome boy. Vera Beringer is not so great an actress as Juliet, but plays the part daintily and acceptably. Netheriole » Failure. You are aware, doubtless, that tho London critics, without exception, were much pained by Miss Nethe-rsole's bizarre Carmen in Mr. Hamilton's vulgarly indecent play. This clever and talented little lady has not made the success that she hoped to, and, though there was an earnest attempt on tho part of a houseful of friends to be quite satisfied with her performance, it was only too evident that disappointment had borne down heavily upon the eager expectation. During the first act Miss Nethersole seemed entering upon a brilliantly realistic characterization, one that, on too low a plane, perhaps, would -combine romance and passion with picturesque naturalism. But the successive scenes to that 'act were without variety or artistic accentuation, tho vivid, seductive, passionate, romantic glow of the part—you remember Minnie Hauk, you know, Calve—being displaced by a rather theatrical and meaningless, because unconvincing, display of mere sordldness and viclousness wholly Inconsistent with the Idea t'hat Carmen was irresistibly fascinating, not to mere brutish lovers of sensuous beauty, however course, but to men of finer sensibilities as well. Of course, Miss Nethersole had to contend against an intolerable play, -a neoillessly low- toned and nasty play, hut she has sacrificed art and poetry and nature at the altar of that theatrical Moloch which theorists have set up in their folly and named realism. To destroy beauty and enthrone noxious ugliness is the mission of this strange cult, and it is a thousand pities that so talented, accomplished and -capable a woman as Miss Nethersole should have been victimized by it. The absurd • statement has been humorously circulated in professional circles that Amerioan critics had declared Miss Nethersole to be a better artiste and greater actress than Mme. Bernhardt, and that her success ;a the last season was larger. Stronger Tban S»n<low. Cincinnati claims to have the strongest man In the world, Sandow not excepted. His name is Henry Hol-tgrewe, and "he holds not only the gold medal of the state of Ohio for lifting, but also the Sandow gold medal for feats of strength. Sandow gave the latter to him to -defend it against all comers, and he Is now prepared to defend it against Sandow himself. He is 33 years of age, aid was born in Osna- bruck, Prussia. He came to Cincinnat twelve years ago. When a lad at schoo in Germany he showed the strength, ot three boys, and his father had the same reputation, but he did not make any special effort at the development of Ms natural strength until two years ago, when the Sandow-Montgomery imbroglio attracted public attention. For several years he has been known for his strength, due to the facility with' which he handled furniture and lounges about his saloon, but he has never belonged to a gymnasium. Two years ago he fitted up a training room In the yard In the rear of his saloon, and his training has been entirely according to his own judgment. Since he met Saudow he has continued his exercise with greater zest, and can now If you want a 3 minute CREAM FREEZER, A BICYCLE, A REFRIGERATOR, A Screen Door, A Window Serf en • Or anything in the Hardware line at CUT PRICES, this week call on JOHN T. FLANEGIN'S, . 310 Market Street. of his strength. He is quiet and unassuming, but leaves Cincinnati with absolute confidence in his ability to establish his claim-to being the strongest man in the world. American Vfc Enffllih Oar.men The record stands as follows, reclud- ing this year's race: . 18 69.—A Harvard 'varsity eight rowed Oxford over the regular Oxford- Cambridge four-mile Thames course, and was defeated by six seconds. 1876—First Trinity College of Cambridge University sent a four-oared crew to our Centennial regatta at Philadelphia, and was defeated by a Yale four, of which Cook, Robert J., the present Yale coach, was stroke. 1878,-Columbla sent a fou j; 0lar * (1 J.O ( O."^~VJV»Um M1M> u«-*-- — - ; exercise wiu. 8 re»u=. —, ,_, crew to England which succeeded do all the feats of strength Sandow did wlnnlng tue visitors' Challenge Cup rm,i» <„ t/wiav th<-onlv English boating i _ Hnmlnche, Nervousness! 1 tSn result of thinking " where I can oam cigar- • a nne 2-Wonder what the COM MERC1AL JO^cntclKa Everyone praises H. 3—What'everyone s&ys roast J be right. I'lltry It. anyway then and more. He is about flve feet six height His chest expansion Is an inch more than Sandow's, and toe measures one inch more around the muscles of tho arm. He can lift dead weights with one hand that other strong men cannot lift with two. One of his feats >-bell winning ma vioiLvio v—.-"w This is today the only English boating trophy on this side the ocean. 1881 —Cornell sent to Henley a four- oared crew that had the previous year won the American Inter-collegiate regatta on Lake George. It lost at Henley as well as on the continent. 1895.—Cornell sent an eight-oared crew to Henley, entering only for the PQUHUB W1LI1 V/fciv, uu.4*") — tr -his head, then to let one man of pounds hang on to each end. He takes a 200-pound dumb-bell, puts It straight Moilcat Ml»c«ll»njr. Madam Materna Is going to sing at •Rayreuth this summer. Jerome Sykea is to be Lillian Ru8- *>i)'8 principal comedian next season Madame Nordlca Is to sing -at the next Worcester, Mass., musical festival A memoir of Wallace, the composer of "Marltana," IB being written by son. • , . HENRY HOLTGEEWE. over his head with Rne hand, and lies down upon his back and rises again without letting the weight touch the floor. He -takes a 250-pound dumb-bell, puts it across his neck and shoulders, balances a man on each end, two others midway, and one In the center, and walks backward and forward across the room. Recently he had built a platform after the style of Sandow 1 *. It weighs 200 pounds. On this he places hie dumbbells, which weigh 1,600 pounds, and eight men, who weigh 1,400 pounds, and lifts the whole weight with his shoulders. Holtgrewe IB a great hero In unpro- fesBionalcircleB In Cincinnati,-and hi* friends have for some time been urging him to make a public Declaration > •'. • .' . • . - • .•'•.• 4.: •.• .' .' Ur&IlU ^li«r«*-»»bv, ~-i-. • its first heat from Leander by what may be technically called, I suppose, default - Its second heat was against Trinity hall; at the half-mile, pulling forty-four to Trinity's thirty-eight strokes, Cornell led by half a length. At the mile, pulling the same number of strokes, Trinity had closed the gap and was beginning to leave Cornell. Whereupon Cornell collapsed. The Wheel. George Banker, the American professional, left Paris for this country on last Saturday. • U Catford, Eng,, June in. Chase bicycle rider, covered 30 miles and SO yds in 1 hour. He also rode 2 miles in 3m. 42 4-5s., establishing a new rscorcl. The Australian champion, J. W. Parsons has started on a European tour, and will participate in races with the leading Continental riders It is possible he will pay a visit to the United States before returning to the Antl P °The road race from Dayton to Cincinnati, 55 miles, was won by Stanley Keppler, Dayton, in 8h, and 30s. W E Larcon, Springfield, was second, and G' Kirn Hamilton, third. Larcon^ won the time prize In 2h. and 52m. Kepp ler bad a handicap of 25m., Larcon 13m and Kirn 30m. • The third annual five-mile road rac of the Falcon Wheelmen of Brooklyn 01 the taicuu VYUC*.!""— , -- — .,.. took place on the Bayslde course Win iam D. Sloane, from » , won first prize, the with 2m. Edmun marK. won m»i. »»""•> . Sowden, 1«. 458., a close second^ « Henry W. Brown, 2m., third Fishe and Smith from scratch rod*, a yer taut race, the, time being 12m. SSi Smith winning time prize by on»-fittl) of a second. ' • • . L—It's nne! Aronm like the Honeysuckle! 5 _A pood voice is a luxury prized by women: but tno COMMERCIAL 10 cent and ALL STOCK 5-cent clKars ;ire especially prized by men. 6— A lot of harmless exhl 6 araUonmtlieCpMMERCU t and ALL sTOi/is. 1 SehtSine— a boquet 1 Jhat can't be beat. K«o»eti for smlllng-can t Belp It. Bicyclists Attention! 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