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1112 American people, ever
keen for something now,
havo during tlio past your
or two boon Indulging their
fancy to nn cvor-lncioaalng
oxtont for n new form of
iimuscmont.that Is It Is
now to the United States
although It has had great
vosuo from tlmo out of
mind, lu nil tho leading
European countries. Tho
open-air pageant or play Is
tho object of this new fad.
If fad It may bo called, nud
the now style out-door en
tertainments aro by no moan a confined as some
people might suppose to tho summer months. In
docd tho spring Is a fnvorlto tlmo for this form
of "return to nature" whereas many such spec
tacles aro held In the autumn and Anally we are
coming to Unci such productions provided as
among tho leading mid-winter attractions of such
favored regions as Florida and Southern Cali
fornia. Tho people who do catering of amusements as
business wero sort of caught unawares by thla
euddon popularity of the open-air pageant or
play. It spread suddenly and of Its own accord
o to speak and thus we see an explanation of tho
fact that nearly all of theso big spectacles aro
promoted by artistic or public-spirited private
citizens who have no thought of gain In the mat
ter. Similarly almost all the parts In such open
air dramas aro enacted by amateurs rather than
by professional actors and dancers. And finally
tho proceeds of almost every one of these under
takings have been devoted to tome worthy cause.
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Noted Virginia Mansion Gives
Way to a School.
Home of tho Famous Woman 8pj-
It to De Torn Down and
Replaced by educational
Hlchinoiid, Vn. Tho purchaso of thi
Van Low hou&o by tho city of Hlch
tiiond iui tho hUo of u public hcIioo
building hcnla Itn fate, nud the
Klclmioml homo of Kllznbeth Van
Iajw, "tho woman who mor
than any other aided tho United
States government during tho Civil
wnr" will soon onIhI only us a mem
ory nud a tradition.
In 1821 Lafayette was tho lions
guest of Dr. Adams, n former mayor
of Ktclimoml, who built tho housi
whllo Chief Justlco Marshall, Gov
ernor Htnllh otio of tho victims oi
tho burning of the Hlchmond theater
In 1811 with tho llku wero frequont
visitors thero. lu 1843 It wns bought
by John Van Lew of Now York, then
i successful Hlchmond hardware mer
chant. Whllo tho Fedoral army hovered
about Hlchmond Miss Van Low
was In closo touch with Ha
commandorB and flowers cut from
tho beautiful garden In tha
morning adorned Grant's table at
tho evening meal. Sho spied upon tb
Confederate agents, civil and military,
establishing her deputies as servants
(n tho household of Jefferson Davis,
tnd through them acquainting herself
with his cablnot conferencos. Thla
Information, put In cipher and con
coaled betweon an outer nud Inner
shoo sole, wns smuggled through tha
lines by n negro employed on a farm
below the town. Sho was In constant
communication with tho Inmntos ol
Llbby prison, supplying them with Im
plements with which to work tholi
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-M not to charity at least to some
philanthropic purpose or to some form
of municipal betterment for the com
munity In which this latest stylo of
moving picture Is presented.
Aa has been said; open-air plays and
pageants that tell a story havo been
annual events in Europe from time
out of mind. The best-known of these,
of course, la the world-famous Passion
Play which Is held once every ten
years and which thousands upon thou
sands of Americans wltno3sod during
the last past presentation. There are
many Americans, however, who claim
that the Idea of tho distinctively Amer
ican pageant as developed during tho
past few years In this country has not
been transplanted bodily from the Old
woria as many persons suppose. Certain it is
that New World Influences havo had a part in
the evolution of this novel class of drama.
For Instance, tho Indians conducted in their
palmy days 'Borne of tho most wonderful spec
tacles tho world has ever known and a remnant
of those plcturesquo rites may yet bo witnessed
among tho Pueblo Indluns of tho Southwest. Con
vequently, If the original Americans hunded down
to us some of the Ideas for our modern open-air
cf- cxeffAz ftsiy
spectacles It is natur
al and appropriate
that wo should now
turn to Indian themes
for our latter-day
dramas on the green
swards. The story of
Hiawatha has proven
for such presentation
and has been enacted
in all parts of the
with real Indians In
the roles and some
times with white folk
as make-believe In
dians. There are many
persons who contend
that the penchant for
the open-air drama In
America Is but the
natural outgrowth of
the parades and festi
vals which have grad
ually attained to the
dignity of local Insti
tutions In many of
instanco, tho Madrl Gras In
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No wOrleans, tho frontier fetes held annually In
many western cities, tho Veiled Prophet parades
and tho midwinter Carnivals of Roses In Southern
California. 'Yet anothor factor that has undoubt
edly helped to bring this whole broad subject to
public attention is tho penchant which many of
our schools and colleges have shown for this form
of entertainment. Particularly has tho open-air
spectacle entrenched Itself at the collega for wo
men and tho big preparatory schools for girls and
thero Is scarce one of theso Institutions throughout
the length and breadth of the land that docs not
now boast at least one olaborato play or pageant
on the campus each year.
Companies of amateurs and organizations of pro
fessionals have presonted Sbakespcaro's plays in
sylvan surroundings In various parts of the coun
try, as for Instance has annual event of this kind
on the White House lawn at Washington, btu for
tho most part thete events introduce original pro
ductions and In most Instances not only Is tha dia
logue original but the music has been specially com
posed and tha dances specially arranged for that
particular event. At the most notablo pageant of
1910, that held at the home of-the late Edward
MacDowoll In New Hampshire, the musical mas
terpieces of America's most famous composer wera
specially arranged to form a musical setting for
the open-air drama.
Many of the spectacles which have boen pre
sented by local talent in various American com
munities are historical In theme, being designed to
recount the events of the most stirring periods In
tho history of tho respective regions where they
are presented. However, the latest leaning seems
to bo toward Greek plays, original or otherwise.
Undoubtedly the flowing costumes of tho Grecian
mode lend themselves to graceful posing and the
current popularity of classical dancing has helped
como. Among the women prominent In tho produc
tion of Greek spectacles, and almost all the pro
jects for open-air theatricals aro In tho hands of
women, Is Mrs. Albort Clifford Harney of Cin
cinnati and Washington, D. C, who has great wealth
to allow the Indulgence of her penchant for the
artistic and the dramatic In new guise.
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HAD NO FEARS.
At the height of Washington's fame
there were tboso who carped and crit
icised to Eome extent, warning him
that being a celebrity was a precari
ous thing and that ho should be most
careful, lest he do or say something
that would turn tho tide of popular
favor against him. To these admoni
tions Washington merely smiled.
"There Is just one thing that might
be done," be said, "and that is some
thing that will not be done until long
after I am dead. By that tlmo my
fame will be so solidified that nothing
can make it If we wero sufficiently
advanced In commerce for this ono
thing to happen, then, indeed, I should
"What Is that one thing?" Inquire
the others. "Put you In a historical
"No; name a five cent cigar for mo."
WIM1UFI D. NESBIT.
Trials of Life in a Small Town.
"I Euppose you find It n little dif
ficult to bocome accustomed to life
In a small town, after having lived
so long In a largo city."
"Oh, dear, yes; It Is very hard. I
fear I never shall be able to feel at
home here. When my little boy caught
the whooping couph every woman liv
ing In our block knew about it and
"Geewhllllklns, Skllllngton." said
Illabawortb, meeting his Chicago
frlond in the corridor of a Now York
hotel, "you must be prosperous I I see
you and Mrs. Skllllngton out motor
ing in tho park every blessed morning
and afternoon. What docs it cost
"Nothing at all, Blab," said Skllllng
ton, "The madam and I are enjoying
a few demonstrations, that's all. With
sixty first-class cars on tho market
one can motor around New York twice
a day for a wholo month at the cost
of a blue veil and a pair of goggles."
Playing the Game.
After having a good dinner at a
cookshop Tim was leaving, when the
landlord culled for payment; but Tim
The landlord, after thinking for a
few minutes, promised to let him off
on condition that he did the same at
a rival's, opposite.
"Sorry," sold Tim. "I went there
yestorday and they let mo off If I came
over here today." Ideas.
A False Charge.
"I hear, Miss Anna, that your young
friend from college uses quite a ses
"That ain't true! He talks Itk a
The Seven Wonders.
I wonder It my wife will stand for
that "nlgbt-work-at-the-offlce" gag
I wonder who I can touch for a
I wonder If ho will come again to
night. I wonder whether he's holding a
good hand or only bluffing.
I wonder how sho keeps from show
ing her age?
I wonder If that's her last year's
hat mado over?
I wonder how they keep up appear
ances en his salary?-rPuck.
6he Saw Too Much.
Sho (nfter marrlnge) You told me
that I was your first love, but I htfO
found a wholo trunkful of letters fiom
all sorts of girls, gst bursting with
He I I eald you were tho first I
ever loved. I didn't say you wero the
only one who evor lovod mo. See?
Cause end Effect.
"Seo that man over thero? Ever
hear of tho romance In his life?"
"No. Who Is he and what was It?"
"He Is Winner Looze, and he won
bis wlfo by a game of cards." .
"What does be do?"
"Lectures on tha 'Evils of Qam
WILDUIt D. NESBIT.
ADVANCED INSURANCE POLICV.
"No," says the man who Is being
solicited to tako out a policy, "I gueBS
I've got about all the Insurance I
can carry. Looks like a waste of
money anyhow to keep sinking It
into this game, and have to wait so
long for evon an endowment policy
"Hut wo have a new form now,"
argues the agent.
"What Is that?"
"fly paying four years' premiums at
once you become entitled to nn Invita
tion to our fancy dress dlnnors. Pre
paying the wholo term of premiums
gives you a season ticket for t h
speakers' table, also,"
wir.mm n. NnsniT.
The microbe conductor clung des
perately to a thread on tho trailing
skirt of tho streot dress.
To tho nngry germs who waited for
a rldo, ho shouted:
"Can't hold any more! Tako the
wiMiun d. Nr.sniT.
A Splendid Part.
"What sort of a part has your daugh
ter In the new play?"
"Splendid. She doesn't have much
to say, but she wears six different
Miss Van Law and Her Home.
way out, und harboring them until at
opportunty offered to elude the Con
federato pickets, and aided Colonel
Btrelght, the noted raider, who tua
noled an underground passage, and
with 100 men escapod.
Suspected throughout of disloyalty,
bar Intrigues wero not fully known
until after her death, when ax-Federal
officers whom sho had harbored came
to tho house and disclosed the recep
tacles of her correspondence wltb
Grant and the chamber bonoatb tht
laves, entered through an opening cut
In tho partition and concealed by a
piece of furniture.
When Richmond was evacuated
Grant Bent bis atde-do-camp, Colonel
Parke, to protect her property.
After tho death of Miss Van Lew'f
mother In 1870, a brother with bli
two daughters lived with hor, but tht
brother wltb ono of these died, leav
ing a single niece to share bor soli
tude. After a lingering illness from
tuberculosis, sho, too, passed away
in September, 1900.
Sho was a suffragist, and on tht
plea that taxation without represents
tlon la tyranny, rcfusod to pay the as
Ecssment on tho property, tho arrean
at tho settling up of tho estati
amounting to $5,000. She foil Intc
great poverty and and the showy
garden and silent house with Its soli
tary taper were spooky places at
The house, covered with mort
gages, was bought by tho Virginia club,
and the club continued n popular ren
dezvous until tho expense of Its main
tenance necessitated the closing of
tho doors. Tho house noxt assumed
tho role of a sanitarium. The general
Interest In the place by tourists ne
cessitated tho display of prohibitive
Another Tcrrlblo Cace of Gravel Cured
by Doan's Kidney Pills,
Charles PnriorHtoln, CO W. -t tth St.,
Chicago, III., says: "Kidney trouble
ran mo down from 19(5 to lM pound
and I wns n shadow of my former self.
Oh! how I suffered.
1 liccnino Ko bad
tho doctors cadi
my left hlilo win
paralyzed. I could
not walk without
nssNtnncc. 1 grew
worn1 and went to
n hospital, but wan
not helped. My
frh'iiiH nil thought
I would die. Throe
weeks after I be
gan taking Ilonn'H Kidney Pills I
panned n gravel stone an big na a pea
At Intervals tho kIoih-h kept passing
from m p. I passed eleven In one day.
Doan's Kidney Pills finally cured mo.
My health returned nud I havo had
no kidney trouble since."
Remember tho name Doan's.
For nalo by druggists and gencrat
torekecperfl everywhere. I'rlro COc.
Foster-Mllbiirn Co., Huffalo, N. Y.
ONE: CENTURY FOR CHURCH
Deposed Clergyman 8ays It Is Intel
lectually Bankrupt 60,000,000 ,
Boston, Mass.In an address before
tho Freo Religious Association of
America hero Dr. Algernon S. Crapsey
deposed Episcopal clergyman, de
clared the Protestant church will bo
dead by tho end of this century. He
nlso said that tho Protestant church Is
bankrupt Intellectually and cannot got
decent men to servo it. Some of his
"Tho tendency today Is out of all
churchos Into tho great company of
non-churchgoers. Thero Is no need of
carrying religion to Chinese, who will
Boon bo showing that wo aro barbar
ians In our methods. Tho doctrine of
evolution has taken tho placo of the
doctrlno of creation, There are 60,
000,000 persons In America who do not
Co to church,"
Dr. Crapsey Is tha Episcopal clergy
man who was deposed by Bishop
Walker, of the Central New York dlo
ceso, because of bis alleged heretical
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In evening clothe.
Ho I'd llko to; he borrowed my
dress suit three months ago.
BABY'S HAIR ALL CAME OUT
"When my first bnby was six
months old ho broke out on his head
with llttlo bumps. They would dry
up and lenvo n scale. Then It would
break out again nud it spread all over
his head. All tho hair enmo out and
his head was scaly all over. Then his
face broke out all over in red bumps
and It kept spreading until It was on
his hands and arms. I bought several
boxes of ointment, gnvo him blood
mcdlclno, and had two doctors to treat
him, but be got worso all the time. He
had It about six months when a friend
told mo about Cuticura. 1 sent and
got a bottle of Cuticura Resolvent, a
cako of Cuticura Soap and a box of
Cuticura Ointment. In three days
after using them ho began to Improve.
He began to tako long naps and to
stop scratching his head. After taking
two bottles of Resolvent, two boxes ot
Ointment and threo cakes of Soap he
was sound and well, and never bad
any breaking out of any kind. Ilia
hair camo out In llttlo curls all over
bis head. I don't think anything else
would have cured him except Cuticura,
"I havo bought Cuticura Ointment
and Soap several times since to use
for cuts and sores and have nevet
known them to fall to cure what I pvl
them on. I think Cuticura Is a great
remedy and would advise any one to
uso it. 'Cuticura Soap Is tho best that
I havo ever used for toilet purposes.'
(Signed) Mrs. F. E. Harmon. R. F. D
2, Atoka, Tenn.. Sept. 10, 1910.
Religion, which wns once an lnstltu
tlon or tho state, Is becoming more
nnd mora tho faith nud Ideal of th
Smokers find Lewi' SiriRlc Binder Bo
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If a girl is in love with a young man
sho can't seo any one else in a crowd.
Loss of Appetite always
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see for yourself.
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