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By HELEN BULLITT LOWRY.
(In the New York Times.)
The centennial of the birth of They wrote Hell on
S • a lesroom
came down from their
She s tood locked in the
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thrones to pay tribute to the genius struggle, She
the, , stood, not dressed, but draped in pale
arper . of Rachel — as
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greatest tragedienne of the
antique folds, long and regular like
century as Bern-
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of today. They pressed ' sculpture. Vashti was not
told," goes on the pathetically
great opals into her hand. "You are :
. I will stand while you stay • proper little Englishwoman, "and
seate," urge the Czar
of all the have said she does not ook d.
spirit, she 'was al spirit out
presented her Though athat
Rues as. The Czarina
with the "costliest set of furs in the of Tophet."
No wonder the critics fell head-
ceived her into his family as a guest, long among exclamation points when
sat down to dine with dealing with that spirit out of Top-
het. So the case-hardened theatrical
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Queen Victoria threw her ave her , ce of Bernhardt—Bernhardt at 70
te own bouquet and g
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audience—then remarked, —with those ageless eyes. Dazzled
It attracts especially those who are
sweet, modest girl!"—which by such batteries, one and another
inclined to look for beauty com-
was just another bit of conclusive , of us has sat down and written
evidence that Rachel knew how to "gush" fit to go into the book of the
bined with comfort and economy.
act. Rachel was the rage in London, "personal recollections of Rachel."
with Countesses and Marchionesses , Maybe these old critics hail the grace
driving her about. In Vienna it was to blush, too, when they
This is evidenced by the astonishing
cast indt cold print.
the same story over again. Time was outpourings
Well, Rachel passed with the last
number of women who own and
Rachel handed out appoint. . eye that saw her. And coming gen-
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erations, when th ey think f to tear
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as if she were a national committee. I all, have had the temerity
man disposing of political plums.
4 and 6 Cylinders
look with cool, appraising
Du- j —and to
Power, Beauty, Economy, Comfort
Paris revolved about her—Victor
go Theophile, Gautier,
Jewish daughter and ens-
The gasolin. consumption is unusually low
her art as seriously as on
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French .intellectuals know how to ter who never forgot her famil
the years of her prosperity.
hard time they have of it,
take art. Rachel checke
ticist movement inF r ance — who too—making a mere woman out of
knows but It mig ht
an artist. Being an artist, her moods,
into a mid-Victorian period with va- her politics, her loves were all sub-
nnysons and calling a
to change without notice.
Te She restored to public ject
spade a rose?
Through "Sentimental Tommy" Bar-
rie has taught us mere people some-
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what to understand the artistic tem-
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And all this in those short 20 years perament, as it leaps from role to
between the night when an almost role. Barrie helps us to understand
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20 miles to g
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illiterate 17-year-old Jewish girl, Rachel's grand coup of chanting "La
Instead of 10.
with thin face and great eyes, blazed Marsaillaise" in 1848, as famous as
12,500 miles to set
forth in her genius before Paris— any tragic role that she played.
stead of 10,000
Sentimental Tommy was sincere
and that other day of her premature
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when he played the part of the Pre-
death, the victim of consumption.•
in "the Den" in Thrums. So
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the birth of Rachel passed on March was Rachel sincere when she went
W. J. DOUGHTY,
21 with hardly a mention by the on a semi-official tour through the
Eng provinces arousing the spirit of revo-
playgoing writers of France and
th nocett lution. She seized the flag and
draped it round her. Bernhardt also
inevitable fact that, when the cur- held the flag to her in the one-act
tain goes down on an actor's genius, play of the dying poilu. Rachel's
it's down. After the passing of the tour was managed by her father. Ile
last eye and ear witness, the highest peddled patriotism as he had peddled
histrionic genius has vanished as ut- material by the yard in the old days
East Grand Boulevard at Oakland.
—and a nice thing he made of it, too, ,
terly as the least.
Those who write biographies of financially, while Rachel was 'seeing
Rachel now treat her as mere woman herself" in the role of patriot. By
and not as goddess. They tell how the next fall the coup d'etat of Na-
d of a Jewish ped- poleon had occurred. Revolutionary
she was the chil
a ped- patriotism was out of vogue, and,
dler and spent her babyhood in
dler's cart. They tell of a puny child anyway, Rachel was ready for a new
on role, as any industrious actress
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Paris corners. They tell that her let- should be at the beginning of the
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mar and bad spelling.
Rachel dramatized life and every
They even dare wtite of her lapses
emotion in it—not least her own ill
into street-singer manners in the health. Always she had been frail.
From 20 on her life was a race with
S 1 X she kicked up her heels and said
consumption. The disease won the
street-corner words when she was
race when she was only 37. Again
coming away from that memorable
and again one can trace hre exquisite
audience with Victoria of England.
the appreciation of the tragedy that hung
They recount her departure from f over her. She had never been able
Now the Seattle school board
made it a little easier for Johnny by
her success. I.etters tha t • I
• house of two grand ladies o
_v wro te from Russia, after shebe-
France's most conservative old so- to play a an certain
giving him a reasonable chance to
actress dying of the same
"duck." The board has ordered that
ciety, where she thumbed her nose who was th ut feeling the sensation
ensation came the pet of the Czar and Czar-
cars used by attendance officers be
and twiddled her fingers when she d isease,
f her own mortality and the pre- ins, exclaim like a naive
thought they weren't looking. But sage of her death. Once, in her early stead of a queen of tragedy, "and
Delmore.. in Seattle plainly lettered in conformity with
the style of lettering on all other
that 1 am the daughter of "Hookey"
she was suddenly dissolved in to think
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cars owned by the school district.
While she lived such impiety would 20's,
tears while she rehearsed this part, just Papa and Mama Felix, a peddler
When this action was proposed it
have struck the narrator with apo-
like her, must die young," she and
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brought forth a sharp and insistent
plexy. The biographies of Rachel,
did woman struggle more passion-
protest by one of the school officers.
written during her lifetime, are gush: mourned.
Ask and kid in Seattle who
When she visited America in 1855 ately to
ing geysers of adoration. The wordy she was nearing her last illness. She conquered. Perhaps a
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dramatic criticisms of the period, was a triken woman — nor had told er h hw her
o centennial o of her birth while and he will tell you
The various departments of the city
duly collected and reprinted, read
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like the lucubrations of the present- America as
it s Gopher Prairy
the Mary Pickfords Dodge Brothers touring cars and
day press agent. The light from her vance d beyond
period to accord her full apprecia- and the Wallace Reidy are not really roadst ers.
Reason—this is the type of car BESSARABIAN JEWS GIVE
lion. Though as great a woman as
way 760 was allowe d to make her own aws
did not leave furnished with "immortality," for all
the eight attendance officers
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and Jenny Lind, her coming
is written not in used by
that ther recods
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and set her spelling to her fancy
memories, but in eel- of the Seattle school board, who
a mark upon us like that
her ignorance. Out of all the "liter-
North. was the last luloid—the mirror in which their scour the city constantly for symp-
ary" gushings of the period, just one
toms of juvenile de
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linquenc cars has
seems to give life again to Rachel that she played in America—the last. public sees them,
ceived here state that the Zionists
and rescue her for us from out the that she played on any stage. Mem-
now, pulled alongside the curb or glided of Bessarabia have already collected
DANZIG.—For five days past
dead century. Somehow the words bers of her company any that nveer
has up to the swimmin' hole to the great 10,000,000 out of 60,000,000 lei
of the "prim little Yorkshire gov-
bread. Po- dismay of the youngster who had re- pledged by the Jewish community of
as her p resentation oi s the role so the l ocal Jewish Free itchen
erness," Charlotte Bronte, imbedded w
d for mained out of school to attend his Bessarabia for the Palestine Founda-
glorious, although her lines were been
in a novel years after she had seen punctated with a hacking cough. tatoes are being nt suem
bstitute and grandm other's faneral. Out popped tion Fund. The work there is being
the actress, alone explain how Rachel
lieu, laissez boi vivre—quel- bread in the preseergency
the well-known Zionist
ex. conducted by
got her personality across the
ques jours encore. Je
lights in her high roles of classic
tragedy. Charlotte Bronte veils Ra-
Those next and last three years of d a ily_
chel's identity as Vashti.
life are tragedy as great as that
"I had heard this woman termed her
any of classic heroine that she
plain, and I expected harshness and of
played—of any Phedre or Joan of
grimness, something large, angular, Arc. in her letters she referred to
sallow. What I saw was the shadow herself as "Poor Rachel." Perhaps
of a royal Vashti, a
the great artist found the end less
as the day, turned pale now like twi- cruel because she was able to drama-
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light and wasted like wax in a flame
tize ven death. "I use the dust of
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For a hile—for a long while--
t was only a woman, though the Queens of Egypt to dry my ink,
a unique woman, who moved in might . wrote she from Egypt. "That dust
and grace before the multitude. By is the most eloquent thing in my let-
and by I recognized my mistake—' ter." No written drama could sur-
poignancy of her last visit
"Behold I found in her something' pass the
neither woman nor of man. In each to Paris. Alone, after midnight, she
the theaters that
of her ees
y sat a devil. Th
her successes. At each
tragedy, hail stagedtour of
forces bo re her through the
she alighted, and stood on the pave-
ee e s reng —
t u her fbltthfor
osed door—for a
was but a frail creature. And, as mat before the cl
the action rose and the stir deepened, moment with bowed head—then
how wildly those evil forces shook drove on.
She had never lost her capacity for
her with their passions of the pit.
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