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Is Disease a Crime?
Not co vrjr long tgo, a popular maga
zine pfiWUhtd an editorial article In which
the rlter asserted. In g.tbstance, that all
d!..e should be regarded as criminal.
Certain It Is, that much of the sickness
and suffering of mankind Is due to the
violation nf Nature's laws, which. If un
derstood and Implicit? followed, would re
sult In the rntlon of much of the slck
ntss and suffering o humanity. Rut to may
that all skknens should be regarded a
rlmtnal, rnunt, on a little sober reflfctlon,
r-pral to every reasonable and Intelligent
individual as radically wrong.
f ThoueamUr suffer frwm contagious and In
fect lone dleeas.es most Innocently uncon-
l"usly contracted. Other thousands suf
fer and die of cancerous affections, the
cause cf Meh no medical man has yel
been wlso enough jo fercet out and de
termine, and which can not, therefore, be
nvolded. Then, too, many tlmea stress of
circumstances compel pP' to expose
themselves to various disease-producing
' s gencles, such as malaria, bad air In over
heated factories, coal mines, and many
other situations, and surely those who stif-
fer therefrom should not be branded as
In-so-far as disease Is contracted or
brought on one's self from harmful ex
cesses, overheating. Intemperance and other
j like indulgences and debauchery, we think,
i with our editor friend, that It should be
resnrdel as little lees than criminal. On
J the other hand, wa think it would be harsh,
; tinsympathlc, cruel, yes criminal, to con-
damn the poor, weak, over-worked house
wife who sinks under the heavy load of
i household cares end burdens which she is
? obliged to struggle along under until she
succumbs to" the strain and over-exertion,
mtiA amfTor. fmm wnVneMn. various dis
placements of pelvic organs and other de
rangements peculiar to her sex.
The-, too frequent bearing of children,
with Its exacting demands upon the system,
coupled with the tare, worry and labor of
rearing a large family. Is often the cause
of weaknesses, derangements and debility
wTllch the mother has to bear and which
are aggravated by the many household
cares, and the hard, and never-ending
work which she Is called upon to perform.
Dr. Pierce, the maker of that world-famed
remedy for women's peculiar Ills Dr.
FJerce'i Favorite Prescription says that
one of the greatest obstacles to the cure
of this class of maladies Is the fact that
the poor, over-worked housewife can not
get the needed rest from her many house
hold cares and labor to enable her to secure
from the use of his "Prescription". Its full
benefits. It Is a matter of frequent ex
perience, he says. In his extensive practice
in these cases, to meet with thdse In which
Ma treatment falla by reason of the pa
tient's Inability to abstain from hard work
long enough to be cured. With those suf
fering from prolapsus, ante-version and
retro-version of the uterus or other dis
placement of the womanly organs. It Is
very' necessary that. In addition to taking
his 'Favorite Prescription" they abstain
from being very much, or for long per
, lods. on their feet. All heavy lifting or
straining of any kind should also be avoid
ed.' As much out-door air as possible, with
moderate, light exorcise Is also very Im
portant. It la Dr. Pierce's observation that many
housewives suffer much )n a weakened con
dition of their system from too close con
finement In-doora. Often the kitchen,
where they snehd' most of their time, la
Illy ventilated and the bad air and over
heating thereof act most unfavorably upon
tha woman's strength, until she finds her
self suffering from various weaknesses at
tended by backache, beartng-down pains.
Of aragging-aown sensauons iuai mi
tremely hard to bear. A catarrhal, 'pelvlo
drain, of most debllttlatlng and disagree
able nature, Is a common symptom of the
congested or Inflamed condition of the lin
ing membranes of the pelvlo organs, at
tended, perhaps, with tenderness and pain
In these regions. .
Now with all tha foregoing disagreeable
symptoms and sensations will generally
yield to the faithful and somewhat per
sistent use of Dr. Pierce's Favorite Pre
scription, to reallxe the very best results
from Its use, the patient must, as far as
possible, abstain from over-work, worry
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To such women as are not seriously out
of health, but who have exacting duties
to perform, either in the way of household
duties or In social duties and functions
which seriously tax their strength, as well
as to nursing mothers, the "-aonte t-re
crlptlon" has proved a most valuable aup
porting tonlo and Invigorating nervine. By
Its timely use, much serious sickness and
suffering may be avoided. The operating
table and tha surgeon's knife, would. It
Is believed, seldom have to be resorted to
If this most valuable woman's remedy
were resorted to In good time. The "Fav
orlte Prescription" has proven a great boon
to expectant mothers by preparing fha sys
tem for the coming of baby, thereby rend-
erlng - the child-birth safe, easy, and al
Bear In mind please, that Dr. Pierce's
Favorite PresertDtlon Is not a secret or
- patent medicine, against which the most
intelligent people are quite naturally averse
Hawaii... nf tha tinrertalnlt v II to their
harmless character, but la a medicine of
known Composition, a full list of all Its
Ingredients being printed, in plain English.
on every bottle wrapper. An examination
of this list of Ingredients will disclose tha
feot that It Is non-alcoholic In Its com
position, chemically purs glycerine taking
the place of tha commonly used alcohol. In
Its make-up. In this connection It may not
be out of place to state that the "Favorite
prescription" of Dr. Plena Is the only med
iciae put up for the cure of woman's ptM'u
liar weaknesses and ailments, and sold
throuah druggists, that doea not contain
alcohol, and that too, In large quantities.
Furthermore. It Is the only medicine for
woman's special diseases, the Inirredlentt of
which have the unanimous endorsement of
all the leading medical 'writers and teachers
of all the several schools of practice, and
that too as remedies for the all-uents for
which "Favorite Prescription" Is reoom
A little book of these endorsements will
be sent to any address, poitpald, and ah
solately free If you request name by postal
. .eatd. or letter, of Dr. R. V. Pierce, Huf
iW N. T.
Don't forget that Dr. Pierce's Favorite
Prescription, for woman's weaknesses and
delicate ailments. Is not a patent or secret
medicine, being the "Favorite Prescription'
of a regularly educated . and graduated
physician, engaged In the practice of his
choaea specialty that of diseases or wo
menthat Its Ingredients are prtnted In
plain FJig'.!h on every bottle-wrapper; that
It Is the only medicine especially designed
for the cure of woman's diseases that con
: tains no alcohol, aad the only one that has
a professional' endorsement worth more
than all Ihe so-tailed, "test'jnonlals" ever
published for othur medlclnoa.
Craig-'s Plan for Cleansing" the Stage
'X)RENCE, Nov. (1 Learning tha
other day that Gordon Craig
and Ms associates were reform
Ing the atage Just across tha
Arno. I took the tram and
looked the matter up.' "Generally
such, news would hardly have stirred ma,
for a long experience with reform and re
formers has taught me that usually these
benefactors of the race know nothing prac
tically about their affair. Do not total ab
stainers make up the temperance societies?
Is not the social evil dealt with by those
wflo know the scarlet woman only academ
ically? Are not the missionaries of tha
world cheerfully attacking venerable relig
ions which they precelva only under tha
generic condemnation of heathenism or
Observation of this sort has made me eon-
tent to forego the acquaintance of all re
forms whose brass bands do not pass my
garden gate conveniently. But Mr. Craig's
venture was plainly of another sort. Ona
may think It wise or foolish to try to clean
tip the stage by cleaning out the actor and
playwright, but nobody can say that Mr.
Craig does not know the stage aa It ac
The eon of the first English actress of
our times, Ellen Terry, he was born to
the theater. He has acted and served as
stage fiianager. He has mastered the mod
ern realistic method of stage setting before
passing on to a mora abstract manner all
After nearly twenty years of experiments
and various attempts at Improving the the
ater as It Is, he has arrived at the Eccles
last's conclusion that It is all vanity and
vexstlon of spirit. The Institution Is so
corrupt and Inherently defective that it
needs rmt reform, but destruction.
Knewlng the drift of Mr. Crala's ODlnlons
from previous talks with him and from
his Interesting pamphlet. "A New Art of
the Theater," I was not surprised when
he early flung at me Eleanors Duae's
famous taunt that the stage might con
ceivably be reformed If all living actors
would first die of tbe plague. He hastened'
to explain that he took no such lenient
view of the situation.
TThat wo wanted was not simply a new
and bettor crop of players, but to get rid
of them once for all. What really alia the
stage Is the actor who Is too poor for It
and the drama which is possibly too good,
at least too complicated for It. Eliminate
the actor and the drama and you will have
left, what? Why tha stage Itaelf-a cleared
foundation upon which ona may reasonably
hope to rebuild something worth while. ''
Pitying my astonishment, Mr. Craig
went back and explained. The actor Is
the bane of the stage partly from his per
sonal Incapacity, partly In the nature of
the case. Admittedly we have In any gen
eration only a handful of artists who are
competent to Interpret a fine play,' and
only a few dosen who are even tolerable
In such a capacity.
This remnant we necessarily enjoy under
grave drawbacks. Their associates are
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often absurd and offensive. We may con
ceive of a worthy rendering of a great
character, but hardly of a great play. In
short, persona of taste who still endure the
theater do so for the sake or In the hope
of the rare actor of genius.
Mr. Craig protested against such an
optimism aa highly Impracticable. We
would never employ a piano that played
In tune once In fifty notes, nor a clerk
who ciphered correctly once a year, and
considered merely on the basis of common
sense tha modern theater scored so many
misses to hits that patience with It was no
longer Justified. Artistically the stage Is
dead, why delay to carry out the corpse?
I demurred that In America at least the
stage was very much alive. Yes, ho ad
mitted, but in a condition that means noth
ing for the theater or the drama as art
The popularity of the modern player is
on the cheapest personal basia. Tom Brows
of Clapham or East Orange likes of course
to see his friend Will Johnson, or more
particularly his admiration. Jenny Jones,
appear engagingly In charades, but ha
likes them not for their cleverness tn cha
rades but because they are dear Will and
Jenny. To this complexion are wa come in
We go out to aee, for example, John
Drew or Blanche Bates perform. In what
It really doesn't matter. Partly the fault
of the players, who naturally trade on a
lucrative personal popularity, this state
of things Is even more the fault of our
theatrical system Itself. The human In
terpreter of a dramatist's creation remain
hopelessly Mr. This or Miss That.
The Greeks did their best to escape the
''"" h vhen they set he actor up on
clogs, covered his face with a mask, re
in . ted his gestures to the simplest and
most typical, and made him declatra
through a speaking trumpet. Evidently
these were palliatives, but the best use we
can make of them Is to see that they
point emphatically to the elimination of
On my asking what would become of the
drama when the actor had Joined the
Pharaohs. Mr. Craig replied that the drama
would remain what it always had been
except tn its Infancy, a cherished literary
form. It was already that to those who
appreciated It at I I true worth.
Critics from those of Coleridge's great
generation down had questioned whether
any material representation of a One
Iti. aginative play were not Inevitably a
vulaertiation. and trained testes had gen
erally confirmed this opinion. . When w
are asked to accept tbe limelight for that
which "sleeps on yonder bank," when plays
like "The Tempest" and "A Midsummer
Ntght'e Dream" are so overdressed that
the spectacle effaces the poetry, when the
very art of declaiming dramatic verse is
lost tn Ljik'UnJ and America. It Is no
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DRAWN BY JOHN BALANCE OF 8AN LEONARDO FROM THf! ACTVAL BCENB
ANn FIGURES AS THEY ATPEAR IN THE VISION CALLED " THANKSGIVING."
wonder that a sensitive appreciation pre
fers a good recital of a play to any stage
presentation, and possibly Its own silent
reading to either. The drama, tn other
words, In spite of century-long precedent,
was really poor material for the stage, for'
It was material that was inevitably spoiled
In the using.
As to the real material of the stage Mr.
Craig refused to commit himself definitely.
He was experimenting to find It, he said,
modestly. He surmised and hoped that It
would be found In some rather simple and
abstract form of motion and Illumination,
needing neither the presence of the actor
nor any overt explanation In' words. In
short, the stage of the future, like the earl
test we know, might turn out to find Ha
true ally not In literature or declamation,
but In the dance.
But I was welcome to see for, myself his
experimental stage aa It was at present.
The puppet, he explained, showing a num
ber In their board, was the provisional sub
stitute for the actor; a set of what might
be called movements on the puppet stage,
the trial substitute for the drama.
For a moment my hopes of a novelty
were dashed. Surely, I thought, nothing
very new Is to be made of the puppet stage.
To begin with It la a vigorous institution
here In Italy. We have had the remarkable
Ombres Chlnolses at the departed Chat
Nolr, not to mention half a dozen recent
attempts to revive the marionettes under
But aa I doubted the difference of Mr.
Craig's undertaking emerged. The otrier
puppets were either definite literal symbols
or a recited text or else episodic Illustra
tions for muslo or a fable. Mr. Craig's, I
precelved, would have a sort of Independ
ent value. Their presence, motions, com
position In groups, relation to the setting,
would constitute less an accompaniment to
a parallel performance than tha very the
This ia .the gist of the endeavor pure
cene, or as Mr. Craig puts It, a aeries of
movements that shsll be beautiful In them
selves and shall need no other Interpreta
tion than the Imagination of the spectator.
An Inanimate pantomime doing many things
that the modern theater vainly professes
to do la the present form of the experi
ment. The Inspection of a sheaf of puppets I
must not say the personages of the new
drama, for Mr. Craig repudiates both words
easily convinced me that something In
teresting was In hand and that the whole
acheme waa more concrete than It aounds
In the telling. These little figurants were
like fine pre-Raphaellte sketches that had
eaten their way into thin boards.
Each had a bold and expressive silhouette
a characier stlo pose that the nrrpst holds
for an entire act. They were boldly' and
almply scored with the chisel affording
splendid Unas of delineating shadow when
the puppet is swept by the strong side
light. Their make may be Inferred from,
the fact that two of the illustrations are
printed on an ordinary press from the inked
I need hardly say that the flatness, the
pictorial quality of these marionettes dif
ferences them from those tn the round, and
requires a different aort of manipulation
of the atage. Rather at a venture I have
auggested pre-Raphaellte Influence In the
dealgna, but technically the linear pattern
la akin to those strange drawings which
Rodin makes with a single sweep of the
brush, or, as It happens, with a finger
dipped In the morning coffee. I urge these
analogies merely to describe the work, if
superficially. Blake, of whom Craig Is a
devout admirer, Is the real Influence behind
it all. The coloring of Mr. Craig's puppets
Is still tentative, but he Is moving away
from a fully tinted scheme toward one that
lets most of the white poplar appear.
Indeed the experimental atmosphere per
vades the place refreshingly. Looking
about, I saw that the present simplified
style of marionette had been adopted only
after many trials with more complicated
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forms. There was, for example, a very Im
pressive creature evidently Inspired by an
Egyptian bas-relief. It was quite half the
size of life and appeared to be striding for
midably along Its platform.
On pulling a aeries of strings many accom
plishments declared themselves a skinny
arm was extended as If to summon an
Imaginary host, then the fingers opened
quickly as If to grasp a victory and finally
the left hand fell for the hip as If to swing
the scabbard within reach before the clash
of the charge. And these were beautlfull
rhythmical gestured puch as hardly aa aotot
of our day commands.
Mr. Craig explained that the torao moved,
and also the missing head, but that the
whole thing was too complicated and had
ceased to Interest him. In the main the
new puppets will have no Individual ges
tures, though of course they may be moved
readily about the stage.
An exception will be made for heroes
and heroines, who will have a crucial ges
ture or two, as It were, up their sleeve.
But In general action will be subordinate
to scene. The whole picture will be more
Important than any single act of one pup
pet. The stage I found nearly finished In
the vaulted room downstairs. On the way
I looked Into a printing office. Mr. Craig
and his associate, the Callfornlan, Mr.
Carmichael, do with their own hands all
that the enterprise calls for, whether It
be cutting a wood block for a program,
carving or tinting a puppet, or the heavier
work about the stags. In this they have
the aid of an Italian carpenter, who varies
the mere sawing and measuring by group
ing the trial marionettes after his own
The stage la seen through an advanced
proscenium behind which the lights are
worked. Thus the picture is to be well
within the frame. Naturally the most
Interesting of tbe new various devices will
and should appear to an audlenoe merely
aa an Inexplicable effect, much of which
will depend upon the handling of the light
Although fiat back scenes will often be
used, the, most will be made of projecting
acreena and blocks which afford a fine
pattern of light and shadow. The lllustra
tlon'i of a typical setting give an idea of
th sort of effects toward which Mr. Craig
Is working. To the general publlo he ha
been represented as the enemy of foot
lights, and In fact he has always eschewed
their uniform or mechanical use. But he
makes no virtue of avoiding them when
they serve his turn. In a word, chiaro
scuro, rather than color though that too
he employe with originality Is hia favorite
I may perhapa Indicate aome evident ad
vantagea of thie atage over that of every
day. The effect of the tiny aeene when set
la distinctly that of spaciousness. The
scene painter of today can and does give
the aense of depth and distance to the
atage, but the players are always hope
lessly In the foreground.
Attempts to give remoteneas to them only
land in the absurdity of the chieftain bow
ing bis head to pass out of the gate of hla
own fortress, or the watchman diszlly pa
trollng a wall barely higher than himself.
The gathering of crowds, the approach of
armies, the actual stage can only travesty.
Who has ever witnessed the dire advance
of McDutr warriors without pain of
amusement according to his mood? There
they pass, costumed humans, a few feet
away, pitilessly evident: and here they
repass, ditto, we must suppose them half
a mile nearer.
Or take the gathering of mobe. Splen
didly as the mob In "Julius Caesar'" was
done under the late' Laurence Barrett's
management It still waa a mere traveaty
of the reality. Impressive It waa. but ter
ribly .like the rallying of a green company
to the colors. The people were there wait
ing to be called.
Now If there la anything appalling In the
world It is the swift gathering of a single
eouled mob out of scattered Individuals.
As I have seen It in Paris, tt approaches
the miracle of making something out of
nothing. There Is a premonitory growl and
It la there, as a great organized whirlpool
suddenly appears In the casualty of a
pounding surf. These things, a orltlo will
say. simply transcend the stage; we must
Indicate thein crudely or get along without
But they do not transcend Mr. Cralg'B
tiny stage. By the simple device of dimin
ishing the size and definition of his puppetj
be can set them in the remote distance. I
eould see, for example, a mother and child
moving curiously out of a portico appar
ently a hundred feet away toward an agi
tated group about an altar.
Aa for armies, they can be run in silhou
ette across the back scene or revealed
through colonnades at a great distance.
Mobs may give their hint in distant arches,
roofs and doorways before they meet In
silent tumult near the curtain. In fact I
feel that this evident advantage would
quite Justify Mr. Craig's venture if no
further reault were In sight.
I felt Indeed so strongly the various ap
plications of this stage to weak points tn
the standard drama that I learned with
aome regret that the rule of silence was to
obtain. ' The play first In hand is "Romeo
and Juliet," and an argument will be read
as a concession to the unimaginative, after
which no word will be spoken.
For the present well known fables will
be given. I take It the ideal Is a scene in
dependent not merely of the drama, but
Uo of these vaguer literary reminiscences.
Hut on such points Mr. Craig decllnaa to
commit himself. Sufficient unto the day,
be says. Is the experiment thereof.
Whether the lunovatlon U a big thing.
destined to supersede the present theater,
or whether It la little and precious thing,
delightful In Itself but leading nowhere.
Is the question that criticism will sooner
or later havs to answer. It evidently Is
premature to raise the question In advance
of a performance, to answer It would be
At Munich they have thought well enough
ct .he venture to aupport a trial on a large
Scale, In Florence we are looking forward
eagerly to the rehearsal which must Boon
come on the smaller stage. Bavarians and
Tuscans, we are both right, for whstever
the ulterior Importance of the experiment
the decorator of "The Vikings" and of
"Bethlehem" will not fall to give us some
thing to delight the eye and the mind.
I should be surprised also If these minia
ture performances should not afford valu
able hints to the moribund stage ef todsy.
And this. I reminded Mr. Crslg In parting,
would be only fair; the orueleat pagans
have never failed first to adorn the victim
they destined for the Immolating knife.
A Letter to F.leoaora Daae Frees
"To aave the theater the theater must be
destroyed, the actors and actresses must
all die of the plague. They poison the air,
they make art Impossible. It Is not drama
that they play, but pieces for the theater."
You have aald this and more. You have
spoken even greater truths, however, bitter
they may be, about the theater and Ita art,
revealing by many Inspired flashes that
you understand what la HI with the theater.
But tt ta not enough to see, to speak, nor
even to destroy; one must reconstruct. It
Is not enough to say the actors and
actresses set must all die of the plague;
en must show what Is to take their place.
The entire world of Intelligence Is with
you In your statement and expectant for
They know that when you say the actors
and actresses must all die of the plague you
do not mean Individuals, but you mean
the entire family, and the entire family
Includes yourself. Tou say you all poison
the air and you all make art Impossible.
Well, then, you would exterminate your
profession, those only would survive who
were more than "professionals;" those who
have the spirit would live, those who are
without a grain of selfishness and thou
who desire nothing but the triumph of
beauty and courage. t
Let what you say be no longer a phrase
or a fear. Do tt! You who may perhaps
fear all else In the world cannot fear that.
I, who fear all things uon earth, have no
fear of dying for mr art. And as I have
the liberty to chocse the form Which that
death shall .tako, I will choose the most
painful, the roost long drawn out; the
dally death, living but fighting every Inch
of the way and not giving in one-hundredth
part of an inch until the last breath of me
shall be consumed; neither compromising
when alone In my room nor compromising
before others; but deliberately undermining
and destroying ugliness while constructing
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FIGURES CUT IN WOOD.
The Ftftnres Are of All Sixes. This Repre
sents One of the Smallest. It Was Printed
From the Figure Itself From an Ordi
nary Printing Press.
beauty the most dangerous and difficult of
Oh, how right you are! "It is not drama
that they play, but pieces for the theater."
How right Is this statement of yours!
Make it more right by deed. Cease to
play "pieces for the theater!" Tou have
aald, too, "I have tried, I have failed. I am
condemned to play Sardou and Ptnero.
Some day another woman will come, young,
beautiful, a being all tire and flame, and
will do what I have dreamed yes, I am
sure of It, It will come. At my age I can
not begin over again."
Tou have not tried If you have failed;
but you have Bot failed because you have
only Just begun; It Is not a matter of be
ginning over again you are now to com
mence for the first time. , Another women
would not be able to do what you dreamed
because of her ycnith or her beauty, but
only because of her intelligence, and her
Intelligence will only be equal to the task
when she ta your age.
For It does not need youth and beauty
to die for the art, and It does not need
youth and beauty to cease playing "pieces
for the theater." Both of these things
need Intelligence, sternest, gayest, young
est Intelligence. "Which is the strongest
remedy?" "Victory!" cries Kietxche. How
true this is. Victory the Remedy.
Besides and I am going to be bitterly
critical It is not you who have dreamed
and It Is not another woman who will come,
and do. Others have dreamed fer you
poets, painters, musicians. Tou shall not
take It as your crown that you have
dreamed this. Your crown you shall only
win by doing, and when perfect enjoy
ment lies in the. doing what should hinder
Others have acted, others have failed,
others have wearied. But you, the young
est daughter of the Muse, rhall justify
her, your mother. Is not this proud
passion which contains divine pain and
est Is all Joy? A passion seemir:yrty cre
ated only for the supreme Intelligence.
No one In our art dares to welcome suoh
a joy. Are we not all of us cvwarUa in the
theater? If we are avctura ws suffer jeal
ousies, disai.t'.'ti.t'urnts: we see our wosk
lU'd; we tiij ourselves only it la to
portray a cfciinln round of emotions; we
suffer te..tta,o n are olI!Kxl to siuy this
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Mr. Albert E. Coy. one of tho Inventors of tho
Electrophone, will bo in Omaha at tho Hotel
Rome, Nov. 29th and 30th, Dec. 1st and 2d.
nd will civ PREC DEMONSTRATIONS ef th Kiotrphon to all
deaf peopl who call. 6atlry yourself bforo you purchaaa. Wa
cordially Invito phyalclana to call.
'BOUT YOUR EVES!
EVER HAVE HEADACHE? SUREI
Ryes ever water? Ever nclieT When you read does the print
run together? Thlnfts look double or do they aeem to swim? ICyee
inflamed or fret tired efter result n a bit? Bright U(ht P.ln jiT
Sure! Rotter (rot "em treetod. Kee me.
w. T. WlT"t, 11 Tcsxs wits. x. 4. PemfoM m Opticl-t.
WUFtN OF riCAL
1 .aSST M r a7 ..-assyS-
Beoauao of Its purity, holthfulnaaa and unaur
I Tho Udy with
J . .a
I V V
way prepereu '-' v... w w '
what could bo moro welcoma than a gtaaa
of oool aparKlln j foam-eroaatod dold Top.
Wo will aond a oaao to your horns,
Tol. No. 8, South
or that stupid play, saying that the better
playa do not make money.
We speak of the pains whloh come from
being unable at tlmea to do our work; we
suffer a little In having to work nder un
pleasant circumstances. All this we call
pain. Is it not rather irritation, and doea
it not all spring from one source com
promise? Pain is so great a Joy that few of us have
the courage to face tt. Some poets have
enfolded pain to their hearts, and from
the embrace came forth Joy unapeakably
clear that they at laat have aung. This
matter of the death and rebirth of our art
Is not a matter to shirk or whisper about.
It Is a matter for the courageoua nature
to close with.
It is to be spoken about aloud and with
truth.' We must not begin to be sensitive
at this time of dsy. That must be left In
the schoolroom. We must speak ef this
awakening aa one speaks of the awakening
of aome fierce thing which shall either be
come a horror or a beauty.
Tou have said the theater must be de
stroyed. Tou are right I ssy that the
Independence of the art must be recog
nized and the poets swept out of the the
ater. Am I right? It la they who poison
the air; It Is they who make our art Im
possible; they It Is who have driven the
actors to this low level of unlntelllgenoe;
they It Is who unconacloualy, under the
moat eubtle guise of the patron and the
friend, have reduced the theater to a mere
placard, a reclame for themselves and for
their works end we, their slavea, always
manage unconsciously to destroy It. What
Today without the pct It Is held that the
theater cannot open It doora, ho who pos
sesses an art Independent of the theater,
the art of literature. Robbed of the poet,
the actor Is unable to conceive the Idea ef
a theater, for he leans on the poet, he
draws his banal Inspiration, every breath
of It, from the mechanism of the poet, and
he makes his money through the folly of
the poet. We have loat our freedom. This
la shame our shame. Am I right? And I
believe you will be the first to take the
most daring step which leeds to our free
dom, t Ara I right again?
Y. W. 0. A. Building
(Continued from Page Three.)
only suitable space, might be converted
Into dormitories, but they would provide
for not more than fifty women at most,
while these two floors as planned will
help thousands. The rtst and class rooms,
the gymnasium, the employment bureau,
the reading room, tha audience room, the
model laundry and the space devoted to
the baths are each equally Important tn'
the work of a city association eud be
sides occupy space wholly unfitted for
sleeping purposes. Experience in other
cities has demonstrated that the boarding
home la a distinct branch of work for
women and cannot successfully be com
bined with another.
Certain conventionalities must ' be ob
served In the lives cf women, aa their vio
lation brings disrepute not only upon the
transgressor, but upon those who stand
sponsor for her as well. Few self respect
ing women will subscribe or submit to the
rigid rules nctssary to the regulation of a
boarding home In the heart of a cUv that
would insure it against criticism - e of
.the strongest points against the downtown
boarding home. Where dormitories are
maintained by an organisation they must
be self-supporting or supported by publlo
or private subscription. To be self-supporting
In a downtown building tbelr prlv
lltnos ceuld be enjoyed only by women ef
comfortable tncou.e, a clues t! at doea not
ned this asaloth-tire from t!. mtocltul-jn.
If luaimaJnod 'f-.-r .: ---n -f small tne-in,e.
who cannot pay tj cover tl.e actual
expense, this t i t v im.ie i.fi.:jr
anJ comfort'. , a...- .. , .:, '. 1 in ct-,r
thst lh BiMnrnshne t ver? fwtlsfsrtnrr. fulng emsll In 4
Sr Is fcartns Qiialttt. mat It erWtrsMs to mnr- I hsv 4
mie fr mootha I ei rwommemS it t ell iTcm srt'ti W-lis
hesrisa W. M HOYT, Mlih.is kn snd Rim St. 1 hlrc
8tolt glartrepsoi Co.: I sot m Inl thai I tuM mt tiaer i mf
t uim Snav I waa 4rta-4 to try tha mrtmtHa A(t if ytvre
f aWrusM, s I are si fort n4 worrr. I an hr irfetlr ana ess U
raot my salina, earrr s rffnreraitlos lh my on ad kasr far-
f.rllr .1 and at rhnrrh. W R I T1.ITY alar S. a. Mai-
WslMftl An., CMrr.
t'r , t M.ssi- Ojm ! I Bit Rise-
strusient MT NAT I'RAI. HKARINQ HAS VxKTiPT!m.Y IMPKOVKD.
To srs wslcome to a4d my name to rar lf of rararenra. 1 will
ait 1 ms to ki ro. mhs. nancy rkittrman. u-aitr. is.
Stolt BleMrovhoa Co. I for 14 rosrs I 4il at b-r s hamas volos.
Wtts th Flour" h no 1 tni sll rualneao attain snd a-ar ?r-ftH-tly.
LgwiS W. MAT. ea.ab.lar arut Lso4 Co.. lot) WosMnsws BL,
Slots tlertrrle Co. t My ?!eToj maVos sne to hear reey
thln. I shall reooBusMe tt. OsX). W. bttRKB care Bofoo Noseie
Co.. TI Wltwak At . lVe.
The El-rtrnahm 0 Is a trnoii rnrkM !epoe. enr by fisHe
Bute, patents Nos. t.i toe !.. ! eosblos thooa who r ol.
or pirtlsIlT est. to HKR DISTINCTLY end St tho urn ttmo
KXKi TRlCAt.LY gXR ISF9 the Tllsl Jsrts of tho r 0 THAT T
CO., 1(61 Farsata SI., Otnslj
The Perfect Been
a caao or qold isrii i
a.. nnAM.ft .M.ata fell
Omaha H e adqtiartersL
RUGO F. BILZ. 14th s-nd
Deuates, Tel. Doug. U42,
Co. Bluffs Keede.ue.rter.
TTE E UITCHILU
Omaha. 10l Wain Street, TaL to,
Of experience ensbles us to know the
'treetern shoe trade. Our repatattoa
has been made en hooorbullt shoes (hat .
nave wen merit and given satisfaction, .
Eledtric Welt Shoes
are et the head of the western shoe
trade on their merits. Their popularity
Is 4ueto completely satisfied purchasers.
Combining sHyle, ease, elasticity, cons.
fact end durability, they sre uaequaued
by any manufaxAured. Special tanned
sole leather is used. Made In lateet
Sivln. a ail taarhers. uooars silk fitted.
and containing tha beer obtainable ma
terials. KirkendaU's Electric Welt Shoes
Stand pre-eminently for quality and
Insist on seeing them. If year dealer
cannot supply you, writs us. We'll
wbero yoai can get
them. - j
f. P. UMSHDIU. I e.
than the downtown section ef the city. It
is a well known faot among experienced
workers that women too frequently apply
to auch Institutions as the Toung Wo
men's Christian association for protection
and support when they ought to and are
quite capable of caring for themselves,
and many times their character la not rjen
that other women would car to be gueata
with them In the same house. In spite ef
this fact. If the association refused them
shelter or help It would Inour crttlotsm,
while if It teok them In It weuld not only
occasion crltlolsm from outside. buB
Tho question Is also asked why a few
rooms cannot be maintained for the tran
sients In need of only temporary shelter.
The answer Is that It would change the
whole order of ' the administration of a
building such as has been planned. Be
sides. Omaha has not yet attained the
proportions that make It possible or neoea
sary to maintain a home for transients.
Such women can be and are better taken
care of by the association's present system
of direction to homes or boarding houses
or places of occupation, all of which have
been thoroughly Investigated. Fam'llar
with all these facts, the board of directors
Of the association deemed It advisable In
erecting Us building to take Into account
the welfare of the greatest number and so
Instead of planning for the comparative
few It has planned a building to reach the
10.008 and more wage-earning women ef
Omaha and many others besides.
But while tbe building haa been provided
for, the taak of those who have made It
possible Is not yet complete. The building
must be furnished and equipped and this
will require at least t'S.OuO. Among the
special things that must be provided la the
equipment for the gymnasium end tha
achool of domestic science, the two largest
Items. Then, too, the pool must be fin
ished up and the whole building provided
with furniture. And then there Is a dream
that, while the women de not expect to
realise it Immediately, they are sure will
tnatenallce before many years a pipe
organ for the auditorium. THs auditorium
promises to be en of the ctwei' sources of
revenue for the building. Various musical
and other ora-anuotKmn of the city have
already conferred with the building corn
ndltve whti a I. to n.oklng this audi
torium r:l a k.r i it nnf-i In Omaha,
au-4 If tr.e ci 4-'i i. con be itevtdd the value
vt the '. wi.l te gieut!)' et.hau ,i. i.
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