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   Atlanta Constitution, The (Newspaper) - December 7, 1890, Atlanta, Georgia                               1O THE CONSTITUTION: ATLANTA. SUNDAY. DECEMBER 7. 189O. TWENTY-FOUR PAGES TALKS 01CDKBEBT TOPICS. Notes of Special Interest to Women-Gossip from the Theatrical World. All dainty women are fond of scent, says Mies Mantalina, in The Pall Mall Budget. Souio of them use it very extravagantly. They saturate tbeir dresses with perfume, so that when they are taken out of the "wardrobe they are as fragrant as a bank of violets. Lilac, heliotrope blossom and violetaro all popular ferf umes, "but violet takes the palm. A saleswoman Regent-street per- fumer's told me that fashionable women spent more on perfumes for the hath than for otbor pur- poses. She could not tell mo what a fashionable woman's scent bill came to in a year. Some women bought their perfnme in bulk, by the half gallon or the quart. A three half-pint bottle of opopo- Bax costs three sminea-s. The young woman said tnat some of their wealthiest customers fritted away a small fortune iii a, year on expensive toilet trivalities. There's a long list of things in a faan- ionablo toilet ball. Scent is not the heavient item. There's face-wash, soap, powder, vinegar, pas- tilles for the breath, and rouge and other things. The principal itema in the soap, and toilet vinegar, tliat made to match all the newest perfumes. If your iavorite amoll is violet you can get all these things smell- ing of violets. It is a fad now to use only one per- fume. I came across a new perfume for bath at a place tliis week called Sicilian Veapen. A few spoonluls of thlb poured into a warm bath, they said, would give you an idea of the famous perfumed bath of the Roman, aristocrat during the empire. Mrs. Stanley is unlike anyone I know, -writes a New York correspondent; she is quite herself. In the first place she is tall, much taller than Amer- ican iwoman grow as a rule, but she carries her inches well and you would not suspect her height unless you stood by her. Her features are regular and are more striking m profile than in full face, and she has a quantity of dry brown hair that Feems to be flying loosely about her head, though it IB held well together with unseen pins. Her house gowns are what we call "aesthetic" for want of a better word. They, at least those that I saw, are made of soft clinging stuffs, and the collar, that lies flat about her neck, is made of the same material. Slie is a bright conversationalist with- out trying to be, and a very enthusiastic admirer of Mr. Stanley. Nothing apparently makes her happier than to be doing something for him. She told me with great glee the other day that he Tound that she could answer some of hia letters as well as he could himself. About her own "work Bhe is very modest, and yet there is no artist m all England who better depicts the life of children than she doos. "Is there a man in all this demanded the female lecturer on woman's rights, with a ris- ing and tierce inflection, -'is there, I a man here that has ever done anything to lighten the burden resting on his wile's shoulders'.' What do men know of woman's work? Is there one man here (folding [her arms and looking over the au- dience with superb scorn) that ever got up in the mornfcnjr leaving his tired, worn-out wife to enjoy ber slumbers, went quietly down stairs, made the lire, cooked his own breakfast, sewed the missing buttons on the children's clotbes, darned the fam- ily stockings, scoured the pots and kettles, cleaned and filled the lamps, swept the kitchen, and done all this, if necessary, day after day without com- plaint? If there is such.a manjin this audience, let him rise. I should like to see him." And away back in the rear of the lecture-room a mild-looking man in spectacles timidly arose. He was the husband of the eloquent speaker. It was the first chance he ever bad to assert himself, so says The Detroit Free Press. Mrs. Henry Ward Beecher grows more beautiful as advancing years and growing feebleness take possession of her, writes a New York lady. She sits in a beautiful bay window surrounded by birds and flowers, and dreama of tbe days when she and -'Henry" were struggling along iii a little western village, trying to keep the pot bdiling and sermons written. But those wore long-ago days! Now, though in comparative Beecher has enough business engagements to keep her from. actual want, aud if she could fulfil one-half the orders that come to her she would be a rich wdman. Every publishing firm in the country has asked her to the life of her dead husband, "but owing to her poor health she lias refused them all. his own, and that came chiefly from bis law prac- tice. He began his autocratic social career New- port some forty years ago the time he moved from Georgia to New York. There he met a handsome heiress, a Miss Gibbons, and married her. Her father held a steamboat grant from Kobert Fulton in the early part of the century, and Mrs. McAllister now derives a yearly income of or from wharf property which her father acquired pt that time. William G. Whitney is another gentleman much of whose success is due to his charming helpmate. Of an old aristocratic family himself, he was im- measurably helped by his marriage with one of the richest belles, both financially and Intellectually, of his state. Mr. Whitney and the floating ar- senals whicd lie constructed were eclipsed the face of his lovely wife and her charming fetes which made his name famous. Hers was the hand that guided Mrs. Cleveland gained for her such widespread respect and admiration. Mr. Whitney made mistakes, but Mrs. Whitney never did, and if the husband is to- day a presidential possibility he owes, it to her graces, which have captivated so many. No one can think of Mr. "Whitney without associating with it the social triumphs of the lady to whom he owes BO much. Abram S. Hewitt affords another example of the value of profitable marriages. Naturally a man of great force of character and a zealous student with worthy ambitions, he would have succeeded anywhere and m almost any line of ac- tivity, but his marriage to the daughter of Peter' Cooper placed him at once on a plane which he, unaided by the fortunate alliance, might never have succeeded in attaining. He was but a teacher when he first loved his re- spected wife, but once the son-in-law of the great benefactor and philanthropist, he assumed a prominence in the public eye that gave him pres- tige. AS plain Abram S. Hewitt, the teacher, he would have been no less a man; but as Abram S. Hewitt, the son-in-law of Peter Cooper, the public was predisposed to hear him. The marriage leveled for him barriers that long years of self, unaided labor might never have ov- ercome. He profited by the circumstances and be- came au almost national figure. That he improved Ida opportunities is to his credit, but that the op- portunities were available wss the result of a happy, fortunate marriage. Grover Cleveland owed much of his success in the white house to his charming wife. General Logan and Tom Hendricks were blessed with wives who were, if possible, stronger ipollticians than themselves, and who did very much to bring their husbands the prominence that waa theirs. Instances without number could be cited. In fact, every man, if he is honest with himself, will acknowledge that the good in him is due to the influence of a good woman. FASHION'S I-ANCIK8. his most elaborate bow. The woman took it, made an awkward acknowledgment; and scooted for the tent. As she disappeared there went up a shout which made the coyotes hunt their holes for miles around. NEWS OF THE THEATERS. The need of sleep is a theme much discussed by for the press, and sensible society women heed the advice and warning of those who tell them that sleep is essential to the preservation of good looks. Patti and Lucca and all the great singers and actresses, who, like Mme. Recaiuier, were wondrously beautiful at an ago when ordi- nary women retire from the festive scenes of the beau monde, understood the value of and owed their well-preserved beauty to sleep. An exchange tells of an unusually handsome woman who has, at the age of almost-fifty years, the fine, well-rounded figure and elastic stop and carriage of a girl, the delicate, rose-huert skin, and the brilliancy of youth ia her eyes. She has made it ajmleato retire at 9 o'clock, except on very rare occasions, and then sbe takes a nap in the afternoon to pre- vent the ill-effects of the late rhours which are to follow. American women of all classes need more than any other people in the world the rest and re- freshment which only sleep can give to over- wrought nerves and. overworked systems, for no- where else do the women live under such physical and mental strain. 1 met a representative of ultra-swelldom the other day, and sat for half an hour listening to his lamentations over the decree for a new style of whiskers! Intetesting conversation, you say. Well, it was interesting in many ways. The pointed beard, he told me, must go. It will be supplanted by a new that looks like a pointed beard with the point chopped off square. My informant showed me in a fashion journal a cut showing this new j style, and a diaseration npon it by Poujoul, the American barber." "The pointed he said, "has certain ad- vantages over all others, and that is the reason why'it lias so long been popular. It is a style of beard that was invented by King Henry III. of France, ft requires less trimming and care than any other, and, therefore, in this busy country, where men do not care to waste more time than is necessary in attending to their personal appear- ance, it has naturally been widely adopted But because of its popularity it must now go. The gentleman of fashion refuses longer to wear a beard which has beeome so common that everv toy goods clerk wears it. That is the reason whv it has been discarded by the high-toned gentlemen of Pans. They found that everybody was wearing It; that it bad become too popular. They said will not do. We mnst have Boinethintr more exclusive.' The cry is re-echoed In this country and the lieginiung of the end lias come. The new beard resembles the ono now about to be dis carded m some respects. It is like a pointed beard with the point cut off. It is very thin and Closely cut on the cheeks. "It is a peculiar fact that the adoption of this style after discarding tbe other is but a repetition of history After Henry III. had made thepolmS beard so fashionable, the Due do Gnise introduced the present beard. The Due do Guise, as you win remember.was the'Jnstigator of the Huguenot mas eacre on St. Bartholomew's day. He lived in the Sixteenth century and waa assassinated in his for ty-tnird year by order of Henry in. The new beard is not likely to be so nniversally adopted as the other was. because it requires more care attention. At present there are only fonr beards in New York city. These are the pioneers DeW ID PariS theiB are A writer in The Boston Globe cites a few of the very many instances of eminent men wh ninch, if not all, of their success to their an old subject, but one to the truth of which Fans with folding handles are sometimes seen. Feather plush is a novel garniture of the au- tumn. There is a craze among collectors for old tap- estries. ,J riasps for ball and opera cloaks are studded with stones. Styles are very picturesque and materials and trimmings very rich. Velvet calf is exceedingly popular for ladles hand bags and purses. The most unique screen of the day is one that has the cabinet ornamentation. Torchon lace is coming In again as a trimming for sachets, toilet slips, etc. Four raw oysters to each plate are considered tne proper number to serve at dinner. At "progressive dinners" the guests change partners at every course, which causes a great deal Walking costumes in Paris are in all sorts of Hairy cloths, fawn's grays and terra cotta beintr the lavorite colors. Earrings with drops are beginning to be seen again, but the fancy for any species of this Orna- mentation is on the wane. The bridegroom's weading ring is becoming of quite as much importance as the bride's from a Jashionable point of view. Parisian tailors are enthusiastic over the colored dress coat, and assert emphatically that it will be in high favor before long. A foreign journal says that "Illuminated ahirt whatever they may be, are being devised in Pans for a New York dude. White satin is being nsed for aofa cushions, of which, co suit the present fad, there cannot be too many of all imaginable shapes and sizes. New fads in entertainments are and "fan" parties. At the latler all sorts of fans, both large and small, are used for decorations. One of the useful knicknacks of the moment is a small embossed silver toilet case used as a chatelaine and made to hold a mirror, a null box, six pearl-headed pins, a scent bottle and a watch. "It should be borne in mind that red worn be- low the face deadens the compexion worn above the face heigthens the complexion. If, therefore a woman wishes to subdue the color in her cheeks, who should wear a red gown or plenty of red rib- bons around the throat. On the other hand, if she wiblics to give her face a certain touch of color, let her wear a red hat or flowers in her savs Mme. Modjeafca. Tbe Stage and State Some New Productions. The Hanlons, -whose "Fantasma" was here last week, have made a success of "Sn- is the work of John J. McNally, dramatic crttic of The Boston Herald, and an adept and skillful maker of plays. In "Su> perba" Mr. McNally is said to have mapped out an entirely new departure from the stereo- typed spectacular forms, and his ideas have been generously carried out by. the Hanlons, who have expended an immense amount of money on costumes and scenery. A. genuine novelty which seems almost an impossibility in productions of this kind is the total lack of attempts to display the rounded nether limbs of- the hundred or more young and pretty women engaged in the spectacle. As Mr. Mc- Nally puts it, "It Is a spectacle without a a rather risky innovation, certainly, for mod- ern burlesque is nothing if not "leg." The now production which Marie "Wain- wright is to make next season will he "Amy one of she most successful plays in the repertoire of Adelaide Neilson, and in which she really laid the solid foundation of her success as an actress in some twenty years ago. Miss Wainwright and Julian Magnus, her manager, have been en- gaged for the past six months in making elabo- rate preparations for this presentation, the date of which is nearly a year in the future. The version by Andrew Halliday, which Miss Neilson used, was secured from T. Henry French, and this has been rewritten to suit more modern stage requirements. An Interesting bit of gossip about Dion Bouci- cault's extravagance IB going the rounds of the press. He is said to have been one of those hap- py-go-lucky fellows who never knew the value of money, and it is said he always lived up to his in- come, even when it reached the wonderful figure of a week. A story is told of his going into a champagne house and asking for a certain brand of cham- pagne. He was told that the brand In question was, not imported for the American .market and if he wanted any it would have to be brought over especially for him, and that they could not bring over less than 100 cases. The 100 cases of wine would cost something like Hut this calcu- lation did not deter Mr. Boucicault in the least. He ordered the wine, and four or live weeks sub- sequently the 100 cases, aggregating bottles delivered at his apartments, which were then in Fifteenth street, near fifth avenue. No one ever knew him to haggle over a price or even to ask what the price of an article would be when he left the order for it with the storekeeper. When he was living in New York here it was his habit to go to a manufacturer of flne furniture and order the most expensive articles and never know what they would cost him until the bill came in. This sort of recklesa expenditure began with bis success as a playwright with "London Assur- and continued until four os five years ago when his receipts fell off so considerably as to make the continuance of it impossible. As a young man in London he is said to have been one of the most gorgeously dressed dandies of hia time. The talk in theatrical circles ia chiefly of Misa Gale. In dropping the Miha K. from her play-bill name, this intelligent young woman gracefully overleaped the narrow confines of mere girlish- nesa and trod with confident step the broad high- ways of unfettered expression and true art. Her work now has a freedom and a ranee that few would have anticipated fort it in her da .Rimini" period when she was virtually going to school to Lawrence Barrett. Her progress has been normal; her rise rapid, but not meteor-like, She has unfolded steadily, and playgoers like lior all the better for the fact that they have observed each step in her artistic development. bae built upon permanent foundations. In the begin- ning she had the physical requirements, as well siB intelligence, and, above all, a easily unsettled by success. She is a tall young woman off the stage, with the boldly drawn facial out- lines that look best across the footlights. When a large woman succeeds in becoming graceful there should be more joy among the devotees of beauty than over ninety-nine small women born graceful. Her grace has the enchanting effect of magnitude. Miss Gale's long, regal stride down the stage, does not merely charm, as the skip of a skirt dancer does; it enthralls the eye, and her every attitude is a pictorial chef-d'ceuvre. A The theaters, if not the woods, are full of Span- ish dancing girls, genuine and counterfeit, and few of either kind amount to much. But wo pro- gress in our theatrical demands, and now a female gymnast is heralded to surpass all the seuoras. She will literally dance on her hands as much as on her feet, turning flip-flaps in skirts, and read- ily kicking higher and harder than any of her rivals are likely to do. Within month or so she will be introduced to the public, and the man who hired her for this singular use of her athletic abil- ities is asking a week salary for her services. Whitehall St. OPENING -OF- HOLIDAY GOODS! Though accustomed to great purchases the magnitude of NEW STOCKS fairly astonishes us. BUT MORE ROOM IS NEEDED, To secure it we must submit to Large Losses in other depg .FIRST WOMAN CAMP. many and many a man will testily. If they are honest they First, Ward MoAlliater. McAllister, the author begins, ilthonu-h come, from one ot the mort of tto Koujjh Nevada Miners Pay Tribute to a Live Cariosity ia Petticoats. From The Louisville Poet. Senator Stewart, of Nevada, occasionally re- lapses into reminiscenses. One of the best stories be tells is of the arrival of the first woman in the mining camp. The boys had toiled with pan and rocker at "Waehoe for three yearse without BO much as a glimpse of a sun-bonnet. Late of an after- noon a shout was beard. The cry waa taken up and repeated until it rang from end to end of the gulches, "Petticoats 1" Down went the picks and shovels. .The red- bhirted miners swarmed up the hillsides. An em- igrant wagon, "all the way from was slowJy moving along to a camping place. A lone man aaton the seat in front. The lucky miner who had raised the shout told how he had seen alive woman sitting beaide the man when the wagon firat hove in sight. But as soon as he gave notice by the warning cry, she had dodged back out of sight beneath the canvas cover. Plied with questions by the less fortunate, the miner described in glow- ing detail how the woman was dressed and wha she looked like. That evening while of pork weresiz- almgf and the coffee potB were bubbling the miners discussed the great event. The more they talked tno more they, felt that they must see a woman Somebody proposed a pnrse ana a visit to the em- grant'H camp. One after another chipped in There was in gold dust when the last con- tribution was turned in. Then, forming In line and looking very solemn, just aa they did when they marched in to see "The Luck of these miners started for the wagon of the Missourian. By a unanimous vote "Bill" Stewart had been selected as the spokesman." He walked to the head of tbe procession and carried the bag of gold dust As the column approached within Bight of the lit" tie camp the leaders saw a flutter of drapery at the front of an improvised tent. Then the flap was hastily drawn, and as the miners approached they saw only the man of tbeoutflt, and he gazed rather apprehensively at the array. A big ring was formed. Stewart advanced to the center. He explained to tbe traveler that the boys meant no harm to him or his. Bat it had been three years since some of them had seen a woman. In fact, nntll the arrival that afternoon the guichere of ITashoe had never been honored with the presence of petticoats. "The boys had deemed the occasion Tvdrtby ot recognition. They had made np, not exactly a jacK ot, but a purse which he wascommtssioned to present to the lady. The Missourian listened. A3 the little speech eared the climax he grinned. "Whtfn Stewart bel'd up the bnckskfn bac the emigrant's eyes grew big He turned and started with alacrity for the he said, "come out and show yourself. The boys don't mean to hurt ye. They've rot somethin' fnrye." JLeadinRthe frightened woman by the hand the UMOurUnrrturnwltowhBre Stewart wwstmnd- Stewart baadvd buckakin bag with Now that Mrs. Langtry has aroused the atten- tion ot the London press by her revival of "Cleo- one hears marvelous stories of her style of living, which is more luxurious and gorgeous than that of any of the royal family. The baths at aiarlborough house are of plain enameled copper, and there IB no special luxury about the prince of Wales's bathing apparatus, but the Lily "tubs" her esteemed form in a solid silver bath, made by a London silversmith for a great eastern prince. As an artist the fair Langtry is not always a success, but as a financier she is equal to one of the chosen people, and could give points to Jav Gould himself. y Sir Arthur Sullivan has completed the two castB for his grand opera, which Js to be produced at D'Oyly Carte's new theater in Janu- ary. Six of the principal roles will be filled by Americans. The two ladies uho will play "Lady Rnwena" are Misses Maude Palliser and Lucille Held, both American girls, and the two Templars are Eugene On din and Francois Noije, and they, a.3 well as Avon Saxon, one of the men chosen for "Friar and Richard Green, who will bo "Prince are likewise from the land of tbe free and the home of the brave. Actors who will assume the character of "Ivanhoe" are Ben Davis and a young Irishman named Mara, a recent dis- covery of D'Oyly Carte, unknown to the stage. Mara is said to be a handsome young fellow with a powerful and magnificent voice. will be played by Miss Tuddicombe and Margaret Maclntyre, and "Richard the Lion-hearted" by Norman Salmond and Frank Clive. The four principal roles are those of Ivanboo "Brian De BoisGuilbert, "Rebeccaand "Rowena'" "Ivanhoe" is a heavy bass part and the Templar a baritone, while "Rebecca" and "Rowena" are con DOLLS! The best values in Atlanta. Three times the quantity, three times the assortment of any house in the city. Talking and Smiling Dolls, Sleep- ing Dolls, little Dolls, medium anc large reign like these throughout: 150 washable, worth 250. 250 bisque or kid jointed, worth 500. 380 kid jointed, worth 650. 480 bisque or kid jointed, worth 750. 650 bisque jointed, worth 750 bisque, worth g8c bisque or kid, worth bisque or kid, Remember our Doll show opens Friday. All dolls must be here on that day. None will be received later. 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We img cided it would be better to gj> people the benefit of January now while the demand is git. not when it would be of so se to the people. Note the na of our words. j and 3.50 Jackets Reduced to L and 4.50 Jackets Reduced to I and Jackets Reduced to (3. i and Jackets Reduced to ft It is a Fact that Our Holiday line of Husk 0 is fully twice the evei before. Bought in tities at great reductions. 50 dozen Plush Odor OB 90 and 190, worth ascand 45 dozen Plush Comb andtai Sets, with mirror, at 950, M .3S- Work Boxes at 250, 750, and upwards. Plush Manicure Sets, or oxidized 980, double. and up, wortfc THE SURPRISE STORE, 40 Whitehall St. Oxidized Manicure Sets at and Oxidized Brush and Cowb S with mirror, Oxydized Crumb Trayaad Bra Oxidized silver Banjoes. Tfa are very pretty, at Cut glass Ink Stands, with dized silver mountings, at >l- each. These are in two styles. Plush Albums, large c, 750, Sgc and 980. Bronze Vases, 480, 75C ami 9! THE SURPRISE 40 Whitehall a of the company play Interchangeably so that the cast for each evening will only be announced on the morning of the day of the performance. An attempt is being made in Boston to restrain Eugene Tompkins from exhibiting in public places the photographs he is having taken nightly OE his audiences atthe .close of the first, second and third acts of "The the new English drama which has already shattered every record of long Tans in Boston. The photographs hetray the forms and features of participants in the succession of grand rashes from the theater at the end of the acts to "see a and a number of individuals whom the-photos convict of having Bone out three times during tbe one evening have applied to the courts for an injunction to restrain Manager Tompkins from the public display the tell-tale pictures. The female element of the city's theater-goers are blessing the Boston man- ager for having provided an effectual remedy for TV-hat has hitherto been considered an uncontrolla- ble nuisance. THE THEATER THIS WEEK. Cleopatra. Very few of us have seen "Cleopatra" represented in New York by Mrs. rotter, but nearly everybortv has read or heard something about it. Itwasai event in the metropolis, and the theater crowded every night. Since that, the TOluntuoM Egyptian quern beeome the iwnoaa, which every .rtfete of MUM i been dreaming of _ personating. Today half a dozen plays and as many stars are thrilling the theater goera of Europe and America with the adventures and sad death of the too loving and unhappy 3 Marie Prescott and R. D. McLean have a version of "Cleopatra" since C the eeavon which baa obtained Miss been presenti: everwhere the highest praise f the public, and has been a great success. They will appear in Atlanta next Monday at night and Tuesday at matinee in this play, and Tuesday in Forrest and McCullough'a great play, "Spartacus." The IxraisviUe Post of September 2-Jth said of the performance of "Mias Alarie I'rescott's new play, was given its first production last night in the presence of a large audience. The play is a dramatization of Kuler Haggard's famous work, and Miss Prescott has shown as mucli ability in the role of a playwright as she has in. hiatrion art. The play is stronsr and vigor- nd the dialogue is well adapted. ous in action, a; _ There are a number' of very hue passages which give opportunity for excellent work, and Misa Prescott has made all that can be got out of them. The 'Cleopatra' of the authoress last uight was an admirable one that is sure to win the beautiful voung actress an en- dearing reputation. Its originality is its chiefeat charm, and was evidence throughout that Miss Prescott has carefully studied the life of the famous Egyptian qneen and has familiarized herself with contemporary history. This knowledge is conspicuosly dis- played in the costuming, in which beauty has been frequently sacrificed to historical accuracy. The Harmaehis of Mr. McLean was excellent throughout. The pathos and rage of the desper- ate young lover wae admirably portrayed. The other characters were well handled by the SUD- portiag company." Al Field's Operatic Miuetrels. Wednesday anil Thursday, at night and at mati- nee, these excellent burnt corfc artists will give one of their best performances. Field's minstrels are known here by their visit of last year, when they fileased every lone present. They made the same good impression all over the south, and the consequence is that this year they draw full houses everywhere. They are rtfitw d and elegant, and they bring a great many new features, u can be seen from the following notice The CharEeetou. 8. C., World "Al which wen >t Grand opera house last night, gave the best minstrel Bhow til it has been in Charleston this season. Cleveland s plush-curtain show does not begin to ompare with it in point of merit. "All of the specialties are nrst-class, although "Uilly Van made a bigger bit last night than any burnt cork artist that has been in Charleaton for several years. Estus's act, too, was very flne, as also waa the statuesque clog dance. "What impresses one most about Field's min- strels is the absolute newness of all of them, the stereotyped flrst part, with end and middle mail attachment, being entirely done aw.iv with. will he a matinee this afternoon at 3 o the final performance tonight. It IB A good show ant) well worth seeing. "Ont of Siclit." The week will close with that new comedy. brought to Atlanta by our well-known townsman, Tom Mills, It is a satirical farco in threejacts, full of fun, songs, dances and frolics. The Xew Or- leans Spirit of The South said of the perform- ances in the Crescent City: "Out of Sight" has been attracting large and appreciative audiences at the St. Charles throuzh- out the week and is one of the best plays of its kind produced at the "Old Drury" thus far this season. The piece is a satirical farce in three acts, ana from the beginning to the end the audience is kept m a continual roar of laughter by the comi- cal situations of the play, which crop out through- out the performance. The plot is a simple one and affords every member of the cast full oppor- tunity to display whatever talent they may pos- sess. Mr. John J. Magee mado quite a hit as Dennis O'Brian. Mr? Robert Mackey, as Kndolf Kloutzmyer, wae a success. Cbeslo Perruchi, in the role of Harry Stebbina. did well. His acrobatic feats were good, and Ins double somersault, froui an elevation of fifteen feet was loudly applauded. -Mr. Winters, as Cy Stebbins, made an excellent countryman, and his Pineinc j was good. Miss Lacy Taylor did exceptionally well as Madge Pauntlese, and spoke her lines cleverly. Miss Taylor is possessed of an exquis- itely molded figure and a wealth of golden hair which she is given a chance to display to good Mies Pearl Elliott was in her sone. "Then You'll Wink the Other Eye." The characters were well np with their Tbe'pUy wilt be given in Atlanta. Friday and M ud RECENT ELECTIOM. By Senator JOH8 C. decay, warttnj? Sena i valuable particulars Tor homeow. medical BUM who in c iNEVVVSPAPERI iNEWSPAPERI   

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