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The London Debut of Edmund
Kean, the Great Tragedian.
A SUCCESS AND ITS PATHOS.
The Tearful Meeting With Hi Wife
After Hie Triumph on the Boards.
Snubbing a Noble Lord An English
Critic on Edwin Forrest's Macbeth.
Edmund Kcan'.s Loudon debut was
made in JSl-J, at a time when his
financial affairs were at a very low
ebb. Willi his wife and one child he
was lodging in an attic. 1 1 is reception
as Shylock was inot encouraging and
In an aliuos-t frenzied as-
stasy he rushed through the wet to his
bumble lodging, sprang up the stairs
and threw open the door. His wife van
to meet him. No words were required
bis radiant countenance told all
and they mingled together the first
tears of true happiness they had as yet
experienced. lie told her of his proud
achievement and in a burt of exulta
tion exclaimed, "Mary, you shall ride
In your carriage.-and Charley, my hoy"
taking the child from the cradle and
kissing him "you shall go to Eton
and" a sad reminiscence crossed his
mind, his joy was overshadowed and
he murmured in broken accents. "Oh.
that Howard (his dead child) had lived
to see it!-hut he is better where he is."
On the night of Edmund's first up
pea ranee as Richard a group of idle
actors in the greenroom were discuss
ing his merits in anything but a liberal
spirit. "I understand." said mi", with
an elaborate sneer, "that he is an ad
mirnhlc harlequin." P.annister entered
at that moment, overheard the remark
and retorted. "I am certain of that, for
he has jumped over all our heads."
It seems that the great tragedian.
Edmund Kean. and Charles Im-lcdou.
the popular singer, were one day walk
Jgn in Bond street when they met
Lord Essex, who bowed coldly to
Kean. though they were on terms of
The next day Kean found a note at
the theater from my lord desiring him
to call at his houe. When there the
nobleman said to the tragedian. "My
dear Kean, you will pardon me. You
know how greatly I admire your gen
ius, but I was surprised yolerday to
sec you in company of that singing
mau. Iucledon." "My lord," said
Kean with Hashing eye. "Pray don't
excite yourself, now, my dear Kean,"
interrupted my lord, "but the respect.
I may say reverence. I have for your
wonderful genius prompt- me to '
speak thus." "Ijord K--." cried
Kean. drawing himself up :ud casting ;
a withering glatfe at his noble patron, .
"twelve years ago my family were in !
want of bread and Charles Iucledon.
my friend, supplied the means to pro
cure it, and when Kdniund Kean for
gets his friends may Nm1 forget him."
And from that hour the two men never
Kean. from early manhood, had an
internal complaint, for which he had
alwavs been his own ihvsician ami j
FBESH BREAD SAME IS USUAL
Moving our building has not inter
fered with our business in the least.
We have leased an Eleventh street
oven and will be ready at all times
to iurnish our patrons with fresh
Bakery Goods" while our new three
story building is beiug constructed
presenned mat sovereign balm called
brandy." from which it generally
foil it 1 relief, and at least it always
pi"ed an alternative. While travel
ii" from I.ovd ;i to Belfast, on quit
ting the com h at Policial Arms, he
missed his Mere::i bain and he call
ed out to the Irish waiter to search the
lately abdicated vehicular conveyance
as he had left his pix-l.et pistol behind.
"Tin devil a pistol u, i find." cried
the mmi. i'ii:g Hibernian, "or anything
ele but tl." ." ; n dn.-ing the leather
coercd charm "Why. that's it. you
blockhead." exclaimed Kean. suiting
the action to .he word and tasting to
be convinced. Pat scented the cordial
and. laughing, cried: "Do you call that
a pistol, sir? Why. then, faith, though
I'm a peaceable man. 1 wouldn't mind
standing a. shot or two of that pistol
When Edwin Forrest went to Lon
don he was received in anything but a
cordial way. One critic wrote:
"Our old friend Mr. Forrest afforded
ge-at amusement to the public by bis
performance of Macbeth on Friday at
the Prineess. Indeed, Mir best comic
nctrs do not often m he so great a
quantity of mirlh. The change from
an inaudible murmur to a thunder of
sou:m1 was enormous but the grand
feature was the combat in which he
stood scn::ting his sword against that
of Macduff We were at a loss to know
what this g'vMiro meant until an en
lightened r in the gallery shouted
out. -That's light, sharpen it!'"
A good story is beiug told at the ex
pense of a certain local theater whose
"Standing Room Only" notice is no
longer needed. One night after the
curtain was rung up a small boy was
discovered in front of the box office.
ho manager of the theater went to
the lad and kindly asked him what the
trouble was. "I want my money
back." sobbed the boy in answer to
the query. In surprise the 'manager
asked his reason for such a request.
'Because-because I'm afraid to sit up
In the gallery all alone!" he wailed.
ITis - money was returned. Franklin
Bany in St. Louis Pot-Dispateh.
She Has Positive Proof.
The Cook Sure, an ye don't mane
to tell me that ye think it's bad luck
to break a mirror? The New Maid
(earnestly)! don't think; I know It.
The Cook Glory be! An how do ye
know it? The New Maid Every time
I break one I lose my job. New York
Part of the Role.
"Shall we pose as millionaires or as
foreign dukes at the hotel?"
"As the latter, my boy. As million
aires we might be expected to display
some evidences of wealth, but as
dukes nobody can possibly take it
amiss if we skip." Kansas City Jour
nal. Currying No Favor.
"Lvnd a hand. Hiram, and help ketch
the alderman's pig."
"Let the alderman ketch his own pig.
I'm out of polities fer good." Louis
Taken at His Word.
Creditor - Suppose I'll hare to wait
till the day of judgment for what you
owe. Ieb;or-Yes: call late In the day.
though Fliegende Blatter. .
As a Rule They Are Clean, but
Bare and Comfortless.
PEOPLE LIVE IN THE CAFES.
When They Do Get Into Their Houses
Their Principal Occupation Is Look
ing Out of the Windows The Mar
riage Customs of Greece.
Home life in Greece, particularly in
Athens, is peculiar. It might almost
be said that there is no such thing.
In. Sir. Duckett Ferriman's book on
"Greece and the Greeks" the manners
and customs of the picturesque Hel
lenes, which arc little known to the
average English reader, are described
at length. Mr. Ferriman states that
the Greeks do not know anything
about the art of making a home.
"One may meet with exquisite clean
liness," he writes, "with beautifully
embroidered bed linen scented with
rosemary, but never with what we
mean by cozincss. The Greeks are far
less in their houses than we are, and
when they arc at home they appear to
spend most of their time in looking
out of the window. They are not given
to inviting their friends to their
houses. It is not that they are nig
gardly, for they will gladly entertain
you at a restaurant at far greater cost
to themselves. But it docs not enter
into their ideas to ask you home to
dinner, even after an acquaintance of
"They do not ask each other, so it
can hardly be expected that they
should make an exception in the case
of foreigners. The cafe is a second
home to tlicm. There they meet
friends and gossip. That is one reason
perhaps why they dislike country life.
"It offers no alternative to the home;
there the hearth is the social center,
while in town it is the cafe. In Athens
those who do not own the house they
dwell in seldom remain long in the
same abode. Two or three years is
quite a long tenure. Many people
make a point of moving every year.
"The imposing facades of Athenian
houses conceal, for the most part, a
bare and comfortless Interior, and a
well kept garden is rare. A garden Is
not made in a year, ami a person who
changes his residence every twelve
months does not want to be troubled
with much furniture, nor is lie par
ticular as to its arrangement, seeing
that it will bn carted away in a few
"Home life has no resources for the
Greeks, as it has for us. It affords
them little occupation and no amuse
ment. They like to eat and drink in
crowds, where there is noise and move
ment. Their instincts are too gregari
ous to allow them to appreciate the
domestic intimacy which we prize.
"The day chosen for marriage in
Greece is usually Sunday, but the day
of all days in the year is the Sunday
preceding the Christmas feast. It is
not fashionable now to be married in
church. In Alliens the ceremony takes
place in the house of the bride's par
ents. A temporary altar is set up in
the middle of the room.
"At the conclusion of the ceremony
the priest and the couple join hands
and walk three times round the altar,
the guests pelting them with comfits.
The most important part of the cere
mony is the crowning of (he bride and
bridegroom with wreaths of orange
blossom; hence a wedding is popular
ly called 'the crowning.
"Love marriages arc rare exceptions.
The match is made by the parents and
relatives rather than by the parties
principally concerned. There are cer
tain established usages which, though
not legally binding, are not to be con
travened with impunity.
"Then it is considered wrong fr
brothers to marry until their sisters
have been wed. Again, girls must
marry in order of seniority. It would
not be right for a girl to bo married
while she ha.d an elder sister who re
mained single. The men of a family
arc thus naturally anxious to see their
sisters settled, and as a dowry is in
dispensable its provision is often a
matter of serious anxiety and the fruit
of great self denial on the part of the
brothers if the parents are dead.
"There are cases in which brother
have remained unmarried for years
and have devoted all their hard earned
savings to the dowries of their sisters.
Among the poorer classes cm Ignition
is resorted to. not infrequently solely
with this object, and many a dowry
comes to a Greek maiden from across
Animal Life on Venus.
"There are many physical reasons
for thinking that if any other planet
besides the earth is inhabited it is
probably Venus," says Professor Plck
erincr. "It is about the same size as
lithe earth, and Its density is about the
same. The force of gravity upon its
surface is only slightly less than that
on the earth. The temperature on
Venus Is probably the same as in our
own tropfes, and the denso atmos
phere may be of a composition such
as enveloped the earth when in the
carboniferous period. As to the ex
istence of intelligent life, the question
Is still open. If it is ever established
that the planet Venus is Inhabited it
will be less surprising than if the same
were proved conclusively of any other
planet, owing to the similarity in
many respects of Venus and the
Teacher I have been trying for some
time to get the room so quiet that wo
could bear a pin drop. I bare drop
ped the pin several times, but you have
been making so much noise that It has
been Impossible to hear It What do
jou think we bad better do, children?
Iteddy Backrow Tie a dumbbell to It
next time, teacher. Brooklyn Life.
"There are a lot of girls who don't
ever intend to get married."
"How do you know?'
"I've proposed to several." Cleve
It Is happiness to be nobly descend
ed; It Is not less to have so much mer
it that nobody inquires whether, wa
are so or. not la Bruyere.
Setting a Watch.
Tb Jeweiervsei roywatch within, a
thousandth of a second when be gave
it to me today," said the man with a
new timepiece, "and this is bow be
"He has a clock wired up with the
big chronometer at Washington. At
4 p. m. this clock was corrected to
the thousandth of a second. At 4:03
be was ready to deliver my watch.
His master clock has a 30.1 inch pen
dulum, so it ticks seconds. Each of
the first fifty-five 'ticks in each minute
Is announced by a telegraph sounder
In the clock, then the last five seconds
arc silent The watchmaker rested a
camel's hair brush on the balance
wheel of the watch to stop it. then set
all the hands, hour, minute and second
at 4:06:00 and waited. When the si
lence of the sounder Indicated 4:05:55
he got ready, and five seconds later, on
the first tick or 4.-0G. he lifted the
brush and the watcb started. By
looking at the second band with a
glass and listening to the clock an
nouncer I proved their identlcalness
except for the time it took the sound
to travel from the clock to my ear."
New York San.
Daniel Wilson, His House.
Dr. Daniel Wilson, afterward prin
cipal of the University of Toronto,
used in earlier days to- live near Lau
riston. In Scotland. One day Dr. John
Beddoc (who has written an autobiog
raphy) set out to find him. "Having."
he says, "no clear idea of the situation
of the house, I entered St Margaret's
lane, which I conceived must lead In
the right direction, and. meeting a gen
tleman just about to issue therefrom,
asked whether he could direct me to
Dr. Wilson's new bouse. He looked
bard at me and inquired:
"'Do you know Daniel Wilson?' l
do 'Intimately? 'yes, Intimately
Then follow this road till you see a
house that looks as if it belongs to
Daniel Wilson, and that will be If 1
thanked him and. following bis advice,
bad no difficulty in identifying the
bouse. It had a window which con
tained some tracery of a pattern which
I knew Wilson considered peculiarly
A visit of Gladstone to the Isle of
Man is recalled by Agnes Herbert and
described in her book about that in
teresting little speck in the midst of
the Irish sea.
Mr. Gladstone bad made a detour
across a small holding in Rushcn. and
his way lay through the "haggart."
where the stacks are harvested. A
strong, powerfully-built Manxwoman
stood throwing up the straw to the
stack, using her fork as deftly and
quickly as a farm laborer.
"That is very hard work, my good
woman," the Grand Old Man Is re
ported to have said graciously, "but
you look well and strong. May I ask
how old you are?"
The toiler hardly turned as she an
"How oul art thou thyself, thou lm
perent oul' man?"
The Arts of Asia.
It was Asia, through Arabia, which
gave Europe the literature, the arts
and the sciences which we have de
veloped and of which we now boast.
Gunpowder was probably invented in
China. It was certainly introduced
into Europe from Arabia. The finely
tempered steel of Damascus went over
from Arabia at the time of the Moor
ish invasion of Spain, and its manu
facture was continued at Toledo. The
coppersmiths of Bagdad supplied the
world's market with their wonderful
productions centuries before there
were any Industries in Europe. Weav
ing of silk and cotton had its- birth as
an industry in Arabia, and the weav
ing of wool was learned by the cru
saders in the same wonderful country.
Astronomy, mathematics, the mariner's
compass all came to us from the
In some respects the automobile is
the most marvelous machine the world
has yet seen. It can go anywhere at
any time, floundering through two feet
of snow, ford any stream that isn't
deep enough to drown out the mag
neto, triumph over mud axle deep,
jump fences and cavort over plowed
ground at fifteen miles an hour. It
has been used with brilliant success in
various kinds of bunting, including
coyote coursing on the prairies of Col
orado, where it can run all around the
broncho, formerly in favor, since it nev
er runs any risk of breaking a leg in
a prairie dog bole. Educated automo
biles have been trained to shell corn,
saw wood, pump water, churn, plow,
and. in short do anything required of
them, except figure out where the con
sumer gets off under the tariff law.
The Tramp and the Dog.
Mrs. Suburb Oh. my dear, that mag
nificent watchdog you brought home
yesterday is gone!
Mr. Suburb Eh? Did he break the
"Xo. but an ugly looking tramp camo
around and acted so terribly that I let
the dog loose, but instead of tearing
the tramp to pieces he went off with
"Great snakes! It must have been
the same tramp I bought him of!"
New Tork Weekly.
"Yes." said the clerk as he dipped
bis pen in tbe ink and prepared to fill
out the blank. "Your name, please!"
"Married or unmarried?"
"Both twice." Chicago Record-Herald.
"The world is getting so good you
may soon see tbe lion lie down with
"Yes. but when the lion rises, where
will the lamb be?"
T dunno. You'll have to ask some
body in Wall street!" Philadelphia
Still She Liked Him.
She Yes, I like Ted. He 13 so ex
travagant He That is hardly the best
quality for a husband, is it? She Of
course not; I am not going to marry
bim. Boston Herald.
Behold the Loveliest of Hats For Spring
Exquisite New Modes Revealed at this
Formal Opening Tues. and Wed., March 28-29, 1911
Fashion is an artist. With skill and discretion with a keen
regard to beauty of outline with unerring taste in the
mingling of colors she has created the new Millinery
Hats that arc beautiful, striking and novel Hats that are
dainty, quaintly becoming Hats that arc smart and dis
tinguishedhave come from under her clever fingers. Hats
drooping with a burden of lovely blossoms. Hats made trig
and natty by one little upright feature of brilliant hue Hats
adorned with rich laces and great graceful bows of ribbon,
giving pleasing variety to her offering.
fit this Fermal Opening of Sprint Styles we Introduce
everu accepted Millinem Mode off the new Season
Arc the Hats, large or small? Arc colors gay or subdued?
What is the most favored design? Come and see. To give
an adequate idea of this wonderful showing of Spring Hats is
too difficult a task for type and paper.
Come and scc-and admiro-and buu if uou
like. Price is never prohibitive here
BEN BUTLER'S BLUFF.
It Was Well Worked and Completely
Fooled General Bingham.
General .lolm A. Bingham was a
member of the military tribunal that
tried .Mrs. Surra it and tbe Lincoln as
After the trial in tbe subsequent de
bates in the bouse General 15. F. But
ter frequently charged that the com
mission had arrived at an unjust ver
dict and had convicted an innocent
woman. In a memorable debate he
boldly proclaimed that if tbe contents
of a diary which had been found on
the dead body of .1. Wilkes Booth were
ever made public it would disclose the
fact that it contained the proof of
Mrs. Surratt's innocence, which proof
had been infamously suppressed by the
commission. When General Bingham
made a movement as though he would
repel such an accusation. Butler dra
matically drew a memorandum book
from his breast pocket and held it
aloft, but did not utter a word. I'.iim-
ham naturally supposed that Butler
had a copy of a diary such as he had
spoken of. As a matter of fact the
book contained nothing but blank
leaves. General Butler was just bluff
ing. The diary was in Kssession of Sec
retary Stanton, but President Johnson
finally demanded it. It was an inter
esting book, but it threw no light upon
the groat conspiracy.
The Goose Tower.
In the early years of tbe fourteenth
century the "free cities" Hamburg,
Lubeck and Bremen sent a delegation
of seventy-seven members to King
Valdcroar to demand increased rights
and privileges in their trade with Den
mark. Tbe delegates were not very
respectful in their language and de
meanor, and tbe king, who was at
Vordingborg, told them they acted like
a drove of geese and clapped them
into prison in the tower, telling them
they would stay there until they learn
ed better manners. Over the heavy
tower door the king put up a stone
with the- inscription:
Slcbcn und slcbcntcg Ilause:
SIcbcn und slcbentcff Ganse;
Ware nlclit so vlelo Ilause.
Hat Ich auch nlcht so vlcle Ganse.
Translated this reads: "Seventy
seven houses and seventy-seven geese.
If there were not so many houses I
would not have so many geese."
On top of the tower, which still
stands solid and strong, was placed a
big gilt goose, with neck outstretched
as if it were hissing.
The Jerboa and the Melons.
An odd fact relative to a little Afri
can melon Is thus related by an offi
cial of Khartum:
The jerboa or kangaroo rat Is found
Inconsiderable numbers in places miles
and miles way from any water or
even dew, and I was at a loss to un
derstand bow these little animals could
exist through the ten months of
drought It appears, however, that
after tbe scanty rains a small wild
melon of bitter taste, but full of juice,
flourishes In the desert The jerboa,
as soon as the melon Is ripe, bites off
the stem and proceeds to dig away
the sand under the melon, so that it
gradually sinks below tbe level or the
ground. The constant wind soon cod
ers it with six to eight inches of sand,
which protects it from the scorching
sun and from drying up. When all
other moisture has evaporated the jer
boa goes to his larder and drinks the
juice of tbe melon till the rains come
on again. One jerboa will bury as
many as forty of these little melons
to last bim through the dry season.
A Cotton Legend.
Cotton was tbe theme of one of the
most fabulous nature stories on its
first introduction into Europe. Trav
elers related that in Tartary there
grew a shrub and that when its ripe
fruit was cut open within was "a lyttle
Beastc in fleche. in bone and blodo
as though it were a lyttle Lamb with
outer wolle." The flesh of this "vege
table lamb" was eaten, ran tbe story,
and the wool made into cloth. The
basis of the legend is the way in which
the cotton pod ripens and bursts, show
ing the white fluffy raw cotton, which
closely resemble wool. Baw cotton 13
6till called "cotton wool."
'People who :o-e their money are
always complaining to their friends
"Nousense. People who lose their
money haven't any friends left to com
plain to." Town Topics.
Power ef Nature's Beauty.
Have you never felt tbe marvelous
power of beauty in nature? If not you
have missed one of the most exquisite
joys In life, says Orison Swett Mardcn
in Success Magazine, I was once go-
Mng through the Yostmite valley, and
after riding 100 miles in a stagecoach
over rough mountain roads I was so
completely exhausted that It did not
seem as though I could keep my seat
while we traveled over the ten more
miles which would bring us to our des
tination. But on looking down from
tbe top of the mountain I caught a
glimpse of the celebrated Yoscmite
falls and the surrounding scenery just
as the sun broke through the clouds,
and there was revealed a picture of
such rare beauty and marvelous plc
turcsquencss that every particle of fa
tigue, brain fag and muscle weariness
departed in an instant My whole soul
thrilled with a winged sense of sub
limity, grandeur and beauty which I
bad never experienced before and
which I can never forget I felt a
spiritual uplift which brought tears
of joy to my eyes.
A Delayed Execution.
An eighteenth century execution on
Kennington common was stopped for
a time owing to a strange cause. On
Aug. 19. 17G3. two days before tbe
date of the execution, a heavy fog
came over London, accompanied by
thunder and lightning and torrents of
1 rain. These conditions lasted for near
ly forty-eight hours, and many people
believed that the last day bad arrived.
When the time fixed for the execution
arrived the assembled crowd cried
shame on the sheriff for banging Ay
man when the worm was coming to an
end. As be persisted in bis prepara
tions they burst through the barriers
and stopped the proceedings, shout
ing that the culprit might as well wait
a, few minutes, when the grand sum
mons would come to alL The sheriff
had to obtain the assistance of a force
of soldiers before the execution could
be carried out
A Bostonian tells of a clean, well set l nad four courses; he had sod beef
up young Irishman who formerly saw I TCry good roast mutton, baked hare;
service in the British navy, but who is
now engaged in business at the Hub.
"When are you going to get freedom
in Ireland. John?" the Bostonian once
"Tho only way that we'll get free
dom in ould Ireland." said the Celt
"will be if France an Itussin an Ger
many an Austria an maybe Italy If
they would all join together to give
those blackguards of English a rare
ould bat In. That's the only way. sir.
we'll get home rule."
Then as ho looked cautiously about a
twinkle of cunning was added to his
expression. "An the whole lot of 'em
together couldn't do It. sir. Oh. It's
the grind navy we've got!" Llppin
The Talmud is the compendium of an
cient Jewish oral, or unwritten, law,
as distinguished from the rcntnteuch.
or written, law. Its origin is coeval
with the return of the Jewish people
from the Babylonian captivity, r3C B
C Its compilation in Hebrew was be
gun by the scribes, and by their suc
cessors tbe work was carried on till
220 II. C. The Talmud is a combina
tion of prose and poetry and contains
two elements, legal aud legendary. Its
morality resembles that of the New
Testament and its philosophy reminds
ns vers forcibly of that of the great
Plato. New York American.
a i-resn egg. i
An English food expert, siid in a re-!
A Fresh Egg.
"Tbe secret of health is two meals
a day with an occasional fast But
people won't avail themselves of thi3
superb secret It is too unpleasant-
like the fresh egg.
t. KUUUBiuu ii, at- ,
er cuiiiiiK iu iu iu u suit uii;i :&,. i
a A..4A 9 a At. A v - .. 4t? 1-. 1 11 t
summoned the waiter and said:
"'Walter, take this egg back to the
kitchen, wring its neck, and grill It for
Thought It Was a Joke.
Tbe Colonel And you actually as
sert that you want to marry my
daughter? Fusby Y-yes. The Colo
nel (staring at him unpleasantly)
You kno I am English. Fusby
Y-yes. sir. The Colonel Well, it's go
ing to take me several years to see the
point of your little joke. Good day
to you. Cleveland Plain Dealer.
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Xoticv in hereby kivou Hint llm nntlerwiKn'ti.
by virtue of u chattle mortKaue, in tho form or
mortmain not, dated December Jni. ltXH..ttnl
executed by Mrs. S. F. Triip and Jim. W. I..
McQuown. nortcagorp, to It. W. Saloy. intt
puree. and duly tiled in tho office of fliCnonly
I'lerlc in and fur theconntyof Plate, Ktatvof
Nebraska, on March 10th. It'll, to wenra thn
laiuentof a certain promissory uot for SSiO.i,
dated Ik-cember -Jnd. i:ll.nntl puahloto K. W.
Saley. and on which there is now due the rani of
$M.-.CO. with IntcroKt thereon at the rate of 10 iMr
cent per anunm from February 1st, 1'JuV. mid
default having been made in the payment of Raid
note and tho amount dne thereon and no unit or
other proceeding at law having been instituted
to recover eaid bum or tiny part thereof;
Therefore, I will hell to tho highest bidder for
cash at public auction, at the office and ton
room of tho Auditorium Mnfric Company.-t IUO
W'eht 13th btreet, and beiug in the North opera
hotioe. Columbus. l'Iatt county, Nebraska, on
Wednesday. April l-lli. l'.U. at 2 o'clock p m..
the following dehcribcd property, to-wit: Ono
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What "Hamlet" Lacked.
In a mining camp town "Hamtaf
was one evening given by a strolling
company, and this is the criticism that
appeared next day in the local papers,
written by tbe miner dramatic critic:
"There is too much chinning- In this
piece. The author is behind the times
and seems to forget that, what we
want nowadays is hair raising- situa
tions and detectives.
"In the bands of a skillful play
wright a detective would bare been
put upon the track of Hamlet's uncle
and the old man would have been
hunted down in a manner that would
have lifted the audience out of their
"Tbe moral of (he piece is not good.
The scene where Hamlet sasses his
mother is a very bad example to the
"Our advice to the author Is more
action, more lovemaking and plenty
of specialties. The crazy girl scene
should be cut out altogether and a
rattling good song and dance substi
tuted." Charles V. at Table.
Emperor Charles V. of Austria, by
far the most powerful ruler of his day,
was thus described as he appeared at
table by Roger Ascbam. secretary to
the English ambassador, in 1550: T
stood hnnl hv thr omnornr'a tnhto. FT
uiesc oe no service m England. The
emperor hath a good face, a constant
look; he fed well of a capon; I have
bad a better from mine hostess Barnes
many times in my chamber. He and
Fordinando. king of tbe Romans, ate
together very handsomely, carving
themselves where they list without
any curiosity. Tho emperor drank the
best that ever I saw; be bad his head
in the glass five times as long as any
of us and never drank less than a good
quart at once of Rhenish wine.' It
was notorious that the emperor ate
and drank immoderately, and as a nat
ural result he suffered terribly from
gout from tbe time be was thirty years
Game to the Last.
Ooughi3 MacDonald and his old cro
ny, Donald MacDougal. were once op
posed to each other in a famous curl
ing match, and the last two stones te
finish the game were the two cronies'.
Donald MacDougal. with enormous
deliberation, threw his stone. He
threw it well. He made what is called
a pat lid and jumped for joy. Then it
was Douglas MacDonald's turn. Hla
case seemed hopeless, but such a splen
did throw did he make that the pat
lid was knocked off. and his stone lay
at the side of the tee, winning the
game. In his joy the old fellow jump
ed sky high. He came down so bard
that bo broke right through the ice.
He sank, but, bobbing up again, he
I shouted from tllf notr? xrnfw
.:.,,: , ;
Ul' Iads'. vc won- and ,f l dInM
tuiuu uui v ucre auvc De sure ye pic
that stone on my grave!" Exchange.
"He cleared the sill at a bound and
vanished in the darkness." related Ro-
"But' scoffed Realism, "only a mo
ment ago he was riveted to the spot
Did he file the rivets?"
"Oh. no!" rejoined Romance, nothing
tlaustcd. "Fortunately it was only a
smali spot so that by a superhuman
effort he wrenched it loose and car
ried it along with him." Puck.
Result of a Fad.
Poverty came in at the door.
Love immediately flew out of tbe
"Ah." said those who observed, "this
Ls what comes of being fresh air fad
lists '"-Judge's Library.
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