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DAILY JOURNAL John Gray's "CORNER" ON FIVE CENT GOODS. LOOK IN OUR NORTH WINDOW AND SEE HOW MANY USEFUL ARTICLES YOU CAN BUY FOR FIVE CENTS. WE WILL SELL YOU MORE | GOOD-GOODS FOR A NICKLE OR A DOLLAR THAN ANY OTHER HOUSE IN THIS PART OF THE STATE. COME AND SEE US. I, Henderson & Sons MANUFACTUKHUM OK FURNITURE, f\ND UPHOLSTERS. Pcblltbed every dny In tlie wtfk Ceicep Monday by the LOOANSPOKT.'JODKJIAL Co. CAN WEITE PLAYS, Price per Annum Price per Month - S6.0O BO THK OFFICIAL PAPER OK THE Cmr. [Enteredus snwond-olaiw mnttor at tlic Loe«n»port I'ost Olllce, February 8, VOX.] TUESDAY MORNING, APRIL 24. REPUBLICAN TICKET. Ho. 320 Fourth Street, tOGANSPORT, IND. FACTORY: los. 5,7 and 9 Finn Street. F. M. BOZER, D. D. S. DENTIST. KM "Hale Painless Method" used In the niling or leetn. •fflee Over State National Bank er Fourth and and Broadway Brandor Matthews Saya 'Authors May Bo SuccoBBftU Dramatists. It's the Part of Wisdom. Tlmwnmr b« hard and money done ttnt UMM things have ttielr compensation, We can Mil JDU watchei and will, at very clone flKurei to fl«t Mi* jnonej. Come and see what you can do wtthllttle money. I nm snxloas to sell noi onlr wntcbw but otber good*. Diamonds, Clocks, MTRrware, Spectacles and Novelties. I am Ifani for the Ljtle Safe and lock Co., Cincinnati OUo. Call and see a .'moll sample. D.A. HATJK, JEWELER AND OPTICAN. Traveling Alone On journeys is tedious— makes trips seem long '.vtiich are all too short with good company! How is it then that on one great journey so many choose to travel absolutely •lone — turn their backs on the only companions that can make the way pleasant t It's the journey of life, and the way if long, tedious, and even dreaded, unleu «c are hand in baud with those Two Friends Health and Strong Nerves I When they mtc ajong days are full of sunshine 1 Art titty with you mattnf t/u journey taffy, tr ktve ran driven ikem nay by cartletsntit, mfTrv,<ntrv>ork, iisrifation, or athtr causes T Wi want to (til ymi.tkat a prompt and faitlf Tor Mayor, KEORGE P. ilcKKE. J'or Troflsmvr, ED. BAJilfflTT. 1'or Clerk, J. B. WINTERS. Kor Water Works Trustees, THOMAS AUSTIN and GEORGE LINTON. For Councllinen,- First Ward-CHARLES H1NGLEBEN. Second Wurd-fiKORBE W, HAIGH. Third Wnrd—WILLIAM KEISEE. Fourth Wftrd—J. O. HADLEY, Firth Wnni^JOS. KENNEY. TriK Pharos resorts to the "anonymous" contributor dodge to make public falsehoods which are too bald even for Us editorial columns. THE DEMOCRATS HAVE FIVE MEMBERS OF THE COUNCIL AND WITH THE MAYOR'S VOTE CAN CONTROL THE BODY.—Pharos, May 6th. 1892. THE more one looka at those demo, cratlo primaries and tho democratic convention tho worse it looks for the people. Surely not many democrats will indorse those proceedings. TDK Republican State convention meets tomorrow and the attendance promises to bo the largest in the history of the party. Hon. W. D. Owen of this city is in the lead for the hrst position on the ticket. School* or Acting an » Mean* of Trying New Plnyn—MlHtukori to Bo Avoided bj Hiul.llnc IiruiniitlntH—An Kxpyri.'H O]iluloi>». 1801.] HERE are not many men in tho country who hav« made a deeper study of the stage and all that relates to it than Brandor Matthews. Mr. Matthews is professor of English literature nt Columbia college, but ho received that appointment long after he had gained a wide reputation in this country and England as n novelist, essayist and dramatist. He has not only written about this stage, but he has written acting plays himself, and is practically familiar with everyday life in the theater. A good deal has been written as to whether a literary man can write an acting play. A number of plays by literary men or dramatized from their stories were produced last year in Kew York by the now defunct Theater of Arts and Letters, and most of them were thought to be failures. This year Mr. Sargent's school of acting and the Empire dramatic school are bringing out a number of plays by aspiring young dramatists, and the discussion has been renewed. It seemed a good opportunity to ask I'rof. Matthews his views on the subject. I found hima in his library, which is lined to the ceiling with books of plays and about plays, but there was nothing bookish about his conversation. All that he said was basod on the simple facts of the case and common sense. In reply to a question Prof. Matthews said he could not remember when he was not interested in the stage, lie had very distinct recollections of going to the; Theater 1'rancaisu when he was fourteen years old. Before he was eighteen he had written two or three plays. They were very poor stuff, he thought, and had never been acted. He had never failed to see a play at every opportunity. "Well, Prof. Matthews, a good deal has been said lately in the press as to the possibility or non-possibility of a good acting play being written by a literary man. The adverse view has THK vote next Tuesday will be taken on the national administration to a certain extent and as the admin* IstralloQ had done nothing every clem* ocrat can consistently and earnestly condemn it. In fact it Is bis duly as a good citizen to do so. Dr. Wheeler's Nerve Vltaiizer »l»*jn Miff tack Health and Strong Nervti- makis a reconciliation I Kxplain yourcuve (with fttamp for reply) and Ihc Doctor will gladly adviie you. Free I refit- ment for other dtaeaac with Ncrvou* Troubles will be given to users of the Vltalixcrif/ound necessary Of druKtfi.its nt $1.00 u bottle, or if not found with your locul denier write us, The J.W. Brant Co. Mtker* ALBION. MICH. And 41 Dty M., Niw York JCDGE JOHNSTON'S home paper, The Valparaiso Vidette, gives the following estimate of the outside counties on tho congressional situation. "Leaving Cass entirely out qtteetion, the present status fight Is as follows: Johnston of of the the We otter $500 to an/ chcmint or othnr person who *h»M flml by ftnrvly- <lrt*pArtl<!leo|-opl- nm. morphine, cr>. ealno.nr nny hitrm- lulriranlnthtiirem- Pdy which after* can ttopciKl UpOU M til right. Porter Carroll....—. White t Jiuper U Puliiski 7 1'ulton 21 Newton 8 Lake 30 T«tal 102 Landt* 17 1 BRASDXR MATTHEWS. Sold by Ben Fisher, 311 Fourth St. The Pennsylvania Station. Bnnsylvania LinesJ Trains Run by Central Tlm« AH KftM.ON'H : • Dnllj. t l>ullr,«i<»!'t Snmliiy. fOaLofJANOI-OIITTO I.KAV* AltKIVJ Bradford and Columbia 'IZSO am* 3.00 a tt Philadelphia find New York,.,'izs0 a in * aoo a n Richmond and Cincinnati...."12.50am •ii.GOuiL IndlUMpnlli and Lonl«vlllo..*12.4Unm * !;,15»u> Crown Point and Chicago • 8,J5« m »ua)»ni Richmond and Cincinnati....! 6/»5nm tll.aopm crown Point and Chicago t «.(W n m f 1.15 P n> COner Local Freight f 7.UOR m tll.46 H n> Bradford «ndColnnibaii T H.<X)am f C.'JOpm Montlcullo and Mner ...t 8.23« ro f 12 41 p IB IndlanapoUf and LouIiVUIe...*liUG I> m » 1.60 p m Richmond and Cincinnati.. .'IXSC p m • 1.56 pro Bradford andColnmboa • 2.20 pm • 1.26 p m Fhlladelpblt and New York..* 2.20 p m • 1.26 p ro Monttcello and Miner i a 201 ro t 7,<6 p in THE RocneBter Republican eays that "It le not generally known that Editor Stead, the editor of the Review of Reviews and author of "If Christ Cornea to Chicago" IB a very prominent Spiritualist and that he ig an automatic writer—that Is bla hand ia controlled to write what his brain does cot think. But the latter statement le BO supremely foolleh to persons who know nothing about the /acts that It Is kept from the people." Thero le no reason why this statement should be considered foolish. Books are Issued every day which disclose that there was no operation of any brain in their construction. » . cmoMto and Intermediate.. .* 2.10 p ra «12 'X p m Kokomo and Blobmono t '•'•'» p m tll.n) n m Wlnamlio Accomodatlon + 4.00 p m t J-*> P m Muion Icoomooatlon t 5-53 D m t ».JO n IB t. A, uoCVLLOUtfH, Ticket A«eni. Logantport, Ind. STORAGE. For iterate In large or small 4ri»ntitlei, apply to W. D. PRATT, Pollard A Wilton warehouie Wno did Mayor Read offend? The gas company. What defeated him? Its secret Influences. What defeated the other candidates? Tho same men In the same primar. leu and city convrntlon. How do those who defeated these candidates stand on this questioc? They know who nominated them' They will be kindly disposed to their Wends and thus easily Influenced by tbem. Their tendencies will all be in favor of their friends and when a question comes up they will be in- dined to compromise and concede so mo of the people's rights away. They may not now Intend to do even this and may scoff at the idea but just the same, as sure at the time cornea, there will be influences which they cannot retlst. been taken pretty generally, and it would be interesting to learn what you think on that subject, whether you think it is possible for a literary man to write an acting- play for the period?" "There is no reason," Prof. Matthews said, "why a literury man should not write as good an acting play as anybody else, if he will once understand that literature and drama are two entirely distinct things; that a play need not be literary, but must be a play for players. The literary merit at a play is something secondary, the primary 'purpose is to have it interesting when it is acted. In all times.—or nearly all times that \ve have uny record of— there lias been a popular drama. At the two or threo greatest periods popular drama Tias happened also to be literary, but in many of the great periods it has notbcen literary. Popular drama all through the medieval period (of which we have scarcely any record at all), was non-literary. The popular drama of to-day is only occasionally literury. The trouble is, tho ordinary literary man thinks of what he is going to write, not of what his people are going to do; and, seriously, it doesn't seem to me that literature Itself, in the strict sense of the word, consists merely of writing-, of letters and words. It consists of something else, thoughts of the human mind, emotions, etc. All those things a play has to have. It must have common humanity in it. '•The trained dramatist does not think of the writing at all. I doubt if Shakespeare ever'thought oi the literary merit of his plays; he'thought only of how they would take with the people at tho (jlobo. Rossini thought only of the way his work would please, not of its literary merit. "Mr. George II. Jessop and I have written two or three plays together, one, 'The Gold Mine,' for Mr. Goodwin, and the other, 'On Probation,' for Mr. Crane. In each case we submitted the plays to these gentlemen, the scenario, as it is called, all the characters, all the situations, all the emotions, without one word of dialogue. "Tho literary man is apt to thifik of the words and letters and polish and so on. Now they arc, so to speak, of very little consequence in the appreciation of a play. What people want to see is acting, that Is, expression of character, people suffering, doing 1 things under the influence of strong emotion. A play which gives an opportunity to the actor is a good play. In fact, that's what comparatively few ueoDle know, that the structure of tb« play exists wholly independent of the words. You could play 'Hamlet' b 1 *- foro a deaf and dumb asylum, and the people would understand it. They do not need words to appreciate it, but acting. 1 think you could do the same with 'Othello' or with 'Macbeth.' These arc pliiys for strong emotion and are ulinost as pood as a pantomime. Tastes change, but the public almost always wants presentation of humanity. Permanent .success is never obtained except that is first; the literary merit is, as I have said, but secondary. A play has to IMS a play first, it can then be a work.of literature afterward, and the trouble with the average literary man is that he thinks he can substitute literature for the play. lie cannot. A pla3' has only a chance of permanence, however, when it has literary quality. If it hasn't literary quality'the next generation will make it over again to suit themselves." "You do not agree then, with the statement that no literary man, distinguished in belles letters, poetry, history or essay has ever written a good play from a modern standpoint?" "That's nonsense. Hulwcr Lytton is one illustration. Ihipounotbor. Hugo's plays were of the modern standpoint in his time; they were the most successful plays of the day in France. Young Dumas is another example of a literary man of very high repute, a successful novelist and a successful dramatist. Ibsen's poetry and plays have made a great deal of money in Scandinavia. To my mind Ibsen is the greatest dramatist of the nineteenth century. His plays do not please in America, because as a rule the subjects ' are unpleasant. His 'Doll House' did not appeal to the American public. It I seemed to have local popularity only. That is, it took well in Scandinavia." "Do you think the production of new plays by the schools of acting a wise method of encouraging the native drama?" "A play by a beginner needs all the help it can get from a trained actor; it is rarely tlio.t a novice actor can do justice to a new play. It is too bad that there arc not more one act plays. In the early part of this century what was called the 'triple bill' was very common, and the man who had an idea for a one-act play, • if it was good, would hare no trouble in placing- it. It wasn't a very important thing to risk a one-act play by a new man. If it failed he brought out another, and that was the way a young man could learn the business. At one time in France a person writing a one act play found no trouble in placing it. Now there Is no market for a one-act play. You have got to have a play which fills the whole evening, and no manager will bring- a play out unless ho thinks he can run it for a month. The cos of bringing out a new play is usuall about five thousand dollars, and manager thinks a long time before h risks five thousand dollars on a new play by a new writer. One reaso' why we have the novelists we have to day is that the magazines arc open t allow men to write short stories. Thu Jntime, they learn to write a nove! while there is no way open to dramatist who writes short plays. S' these schools of acting may be of som< service in this respect." "How about printing a short play in the magazines? Can any idea of it! dramatic quality be obtained in tha manner?" "The writing of a short play in dia loguc and printing it in the magazines and similar periodicals gives no idea tc anybody of its dramatic value. I d> not know that there ever has lived i man who knew the acting value of a play from reading it in black anc white. J do not believe that Sheridan Moliere and Sophocles knew the value of their own works until they *aw them acted. Things change in shape perspective, in proportion, when you put them on the stage. I have had some half a dozen plays acted anc have always made changes during the acting. One feels that the scenes are too long and cuts them, that this sentence should be sharpened and that left out, and other changes are made. "The theater Libre in Paris and the corresponding organizations in Berlin and London like to experiment and see what other nations tre doing. At the theater Libre Hauptmann's 'Han- nelle,' a number of Isben's plays, and the 'Cavalieria,' have been brought out. Each country has its own tastes, and it isn't likely that foreign plays would succeed in this country. Only a small number of the Paris successes are brought over here and those which are imported grow less and less successful as time goes on. Emil Augier is perhaps the greatest French writer of this century. At the same time his plays have never been successful in New York; they are locally French and therefore unsuited for importation. "The theater is the most democratic of the arts. It depends upon the public whether a play will be a success or not. That is to mo its great virtue. Consequently the things which succeed on the stage nearly always are broad things. They are what Mr. Daly used to call 'the plays of contemporaneous human interest,' and that is what the public wants. "Ibsen is. as I have said, the creat- Highest of all in Leavening Power.—Latest U. S. Gov'c Repot Baking Powder est dramatist, in my opinion, of Uie nineteenth century. 'The d'ltost' shows his extraordinary and marvelous technical skill. Jt is inton-sting to observe that Ibsen took the dr:un;itic formula of young Ouiniis ami improved upon it, just as Diimns took the Seribi; formula and simpliikid thai." Arrnn-Ji STEDMAN. THE GROTTO AT LOURDES. The H<!»llllg WatfllM to Wlll«h T|MMIHHII<J« of Cripple* Afnku I'lleriirmsKin. I could hardly restrain my eagerness to hasten my first glimpse of the grotto which I was fast approaching. The roadway grew narrower and narrower as the frowning 1 rocks approached the river bank. Suddenly, on tho moment, when it seemed as if a continuance of the path would bring us into the river, tho liig-h rocks which had been so threatening receded, and the path de- bouehed into an open space between the river and the rocks, well shaded, and large enough to contain many thousands. Yawning before us was the famous grotto. It is a deep, dark, natural cave about one hundred and fifty feet directly under the main altar of the Basilica. Thirty-five years ago, the story runs, the little barefooted peasant child crept trembling' into the dreary cave in search of fag-ots to warm her cheerless home; last year over three hundred thousand people of many countries and climes followed in her footsteps. The i-oof and the sides of the cave are in- criiKted with the soot of the many candles which nighv and dny burn before the little improvised altar just inside tlic Hrotto. As 1 drew clo.>or I saw suspended about the entrance to the cave and standing- about it hundreds and hundreds of crutches, surgical bandages and artificial supports, left by those cripples who have bathed in the waters and have arisen and walked! As my eyes again turned to the grotto that yawned before me, I caught sight of still another grotto, and for a moment I was startled, for there seemed to be produced before me the scene of the apparition; a little peasant girl, shoeless and hatless, was kneeling before the grotto counting her beads, and in a simple, childish treble was reciting the chaplet of her faith. As I followed her steadfast gaze, which was not directed into the darkness of the grotto, but up the sheer perpendicular of the cliff, 1 perceived, hidden from the casual glance and plain only to those who seek it, the image of Our Lady as she appeared to Herna- dette. About her head are the words she spoke to the simple peasant child, and upon which the cult of Our Lady of Lourdes is founded: "I am the Immaculate Conception." The water that sprang so suddenly out of the rock no longer trickles down the mossy bank, for the great rush of pilgrims and the absolute impossibility of restraining their impatience and putting a curb upon their rapture, which led them into such indiscretions as throwing- themselves headlong into the waters, years ago rendered primitive- arrangements possible. The waters of tho grotto are now received in a reservoir covered with steel plate, and only through perforated holes in the covering can the pilgrims see them. From this reservoir the water is carried in pipes some thirty yards to the left, where a score of spigots are running 1 night and day. Hero the pilgrims drink and lave their travel- stained foreheads. Through other conduits, and perhaps from the overflow of the spigots and the laving operations, the water is carried to the baths, which are situated twenty yards further to the left. As I watched, the rural postman came walking down the road to the grotto, staggering under the weight of two wavy mail bags. In front of the altar young priest mot h iro with a great jasketiinto which the postman emptied ;he ma.il that had that day come addressed to Our Lady of Lourdes. There could not have been fewer than five lundred letters, in many strange hand- vritings and bearing many a distant postmark. The letters contain peti- ioos and prayers from those who are ircvented from making the pilgrimage, and thank-offerings from those who ave been bcnefitted by their visit to he holy places. The letters are never pened, yet they will tell you at Lourdes —and I daresay elsewhere, for why Ise should so many letters come?—that nany of these unread prayers are granted.—N. Y. World. Snap ShotH. 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