VK&Tu eat rical C9)5 kj topics ACTnHH ARK STALK rHIUIIT. Ben ItlnKgold. so long a favorite Hh theater-goers, told Ihe other day ol how fenrfully Uwtcr W'nllark suf-'wed suf-'wed from It at one time. Many very aiaal actors are afflicted with it from Ue to lime. It was on the occasion of hla flrat "Ppearnure after a two years' absence 'mm the stsge, following the death of bit father, tine would scarcely look for atagn freight In so well seasoned nn tor one so used to facing an auill-ewe. auill-ewe. Wnllack'a part was tine wMch he had fl'yed many limes before and he aew It backwards hut a moment before be-fore he waa to go on. as he was stand-IU stand-IU In the wings near HIiiKgold. he sitsped that acior's hund and held It '(his chest. "Just feel thai. Il n. My heart thumps ao, It almo.t chokes me." And he went on In that nervous Ute, and as he afterw.it ds said. It was fly half an hour before be waa hlm-Mf hlm-Mf again. I am told that even Joseph Jefferson oflrn gets terribly nervous when about to go on In plays In which he has acted fw yeara. Many a time he hns b en Been talk-lag talk-lag and wildly gesticulation to hlm-slf hlm-slf at Ihe buck of the stago. getting Into his lines and the atmosphere of hit part, and trying to a'inke of the nervousness that oppresses him. THK JAI-ANBtsK BTAOK. The Japantae can atand any amount of tragedy on the stage, and there it always a crime followed bv a fearful rtvenge most all their plots bang on .tht vendetta- and the villains always come to an awful end: a murder or to, a "hari-kari," (suicide by dlarm-bowelmeiit), dlarm-bowelmeiit), with s ;me ghosts In tbe last act who ti.iunt the wicked and bring them to a fearful cud. Tba ba In keei plug w th that of their rental re-ntal kahls clvlli'iitlon. KiiiiiT vr ah in u iiaion, Messina la the singe name of a little 8-year-tild mulatto alii who gives p 'utilise of tici-nuilita a terpslchorean wm jjjf MUSSINA. (Pretty Mulatto Girl nn Operatic Stage In Ilerlln.) celebrity. She proves a great attraction attrac-tion these days In the ballet of the Royal opera house In Ilerlln. where "Cinderella" haa been holding tha boards since the beginning of the sea- Mesatiiii perforina some wonderful feats In toe dancing, and la perhaps thu most agile danseuse for a child of her age In the world. Ilnr real name Is 8adle Wilson. Her fnther Is a negro and her mother a very comely German woman. She Ir the only mulatto girl on the stage In Turope. UNt'K A tlHKAT rAVORITR. Mrs. F. F. Proctur. wife of the well-known well-known theatrical proprietor of New York city, died the oilier day at tha family residence, Jjtrrhmont Manor, N. Y., after a long Illness, of heart feMmmWi. Mil ! FINALE IN THK TENTH ACT OF A JAPANTHB DRAMA. death scenes and portrayal of suffering are literally "agony long drawn out," and here tbe foielgnrr Is apt to see some of tbe most realistic acting he has ever witnessed. Many Intense emotions are expressed merely by the fuclal expression, and aa Immobility of tbe muscles la sometimes some-times malntalmd for a long time. A scene of parting wbich would occupy a fraction of one of our scaurs Is often carried through a long act while the audience becomes more and more wrought up. It Is surprising bow well the female parts are taken by the men. They arc trained to It from their P) - A JAPANESE STAGE HERO, youth np. Their movements are graceful grace-ful and tbelr voices deceptive. If tha Japanese continue as thsy have dona to combine tha beat that wa have to otter them In connection with tha drama with the many artistic and Interesting qualities of their own. tha development of f'elr stage art will disease, complicated with dropsy. She Is survived by her husband, two daughters and a son. Mrs. Proctor was a native of New York city, her maiden name having been Mary Ann Dally. She made her debut at tba ago of thirteen, appearing as a singer, at tha New Ilowery Theater, tha occasion occa-sion being a benefit for tha veteran actress. Mrs. W. (1. Jones. Bhe subsequently sub-sequently appeared with Kate Usher's Dramatic company, and later traveled with her husband throughout tha country. She waa known professionally profession-ally as Polly Dally. Her attractive and msrnetlc personality won for her the t .ui.'ratlon of the public and for perh a decade was among tha moat popular snd highest salaried artists In bar branch of the profession. Che waa wedded to Mr. Proctor (who waa famous fa-mous aa ons of the Levatlne Brothers) about twenty-rlne years ago, and soon afterwards she retired permanently from the stage. Her unfailing good nature, her generous disposition and ber many deeds of charity mads her a favorite, not alone In home clrclea, but with all who enjoyed ber acquaintance acquaint-ance and friendship. Of her three children, one la tha wife of Lester H. Ryley of Ijtrchmont: another, Henrietta Henri-etta Proctor, la unmarried, while ber only son, Frederick F. ,1'roclor Jr., Is engaged u business with bis futher. The domestic life of Mr. and Mrs. Proctor wss Ideal In Its comfort and tranquility. For many yeara they readied re-adied In Albany, N. Y., but since 1KKD they had made their home In Larch-mont, Larch-mont, where, at their beautiful and extensive ex-tensive villa, they had gathered about them a large circle of frlonda, who will Join the family In mourning her death. TUB SlBCONMt lOltg HABIT. The other duy I saw a good notice of a young actress on ber first appearance, appear-ance, writes a New York correspondent. correspon-dent. It tp ike of her ease and natural-Bess, natural-Bess, and lack of nervousness, considering consid-ering that It waa auch a momentous occaalon ths beginning of ber career. When congratulated upon her success, suc-cess, shs said: "If aver anyone had stage fright, I had It, that night. I waa at tha highest pitch of nervousness. In fact, I aeta-ally aeta-ally do not remember one thing that I did. I was dated, and went through ths whole performance In a dream. It must have been my aub-conscloasaass that tarried ma safely through."