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Frederick Warde

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Day
4
Month
May
Year
1883
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Public Domain
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The career of thia remarkable actor, who has gradually worked his way to the very front rank of his profession, is one of the best examples of the power of genius when coupled with studious perseverance and modest self-reliance. Frederick Warde has long been known as one of the great tragic actors of the age ; his successive seasons of chief support of John McOullough in coequal roles, having made his name as familiar to the public as that of the eider tragedian. Only a year since Mr. Warde's friends insisted on his high genius finding more fitting scope in the great characters he had brilliantly seconded so long ; and the modest merit of the man at last consented. At the very outset he strode up to the side of the great tragedians who had so long filled the public eye. His lago had long been conf essed as equaled only by Booth ; but in Hamlet, Richelieu, Brutus and Bichard III he at once assured his fame as a star of the first rank. Even in Virginias - a role long held to belong wholly to MeCullough- Frederick "Warde made a fame not second to any. Even on the Mobile stage, where it was deemed treason for any but MeCullough to play Virginius, Warde conquered immediate and emphatic triumph ; and the Begister critie classed his performance, for vigor, delicy and nature, as ruliy equai 10 any ever seen. In higher comedy Mr. Warde lias long stood the confessed head. His Petruchio is the best seen cm our stage, and is so conceeded by all critica. For the coming season Mr. Warde has secured a greal company, far superior to tliat of last year ; and his steady success so far presages a brilliant triumphant year in 1882-83.- Mobile Register. This eminent tragedian will appear at the Ypsilanti opera house to-morrow evening. The chief trouble with the republtcan party is that it will not recognize that its mission has ended and that it needs burial. An occasion called it into being. It existed for a special purpose. It was at the best a great evil correctiva of an evil. It must be satisfled with the reflection that its career was glorious by reason of its power and the splendid devotion of its great leaders, going, perfasaut ntfa, towards their ends and accomplishiug many truly great results. Deriving its right to be from a great evil demanding correction, it was necessarily temporary, and destined to end with its mission. The product of slavery and war, it has nursed many tendencies which now demand correction. It has fostered centraliza on ideas, concentration of powar and wealth and of business of various kinds into few hands, under protective laws of all kinds, exaggerated bounties, internal revenue taxation, policies favoring the growth- with too mnch power- of ship building monopolies, of great railway corporations, of associated industries of all kinds. It is not neeessary to assume that no incidental benefit has accrued to American industry from this tendency, or that American progresa has not been in some wáy advanced thereby. It may be that we could not have had the progresa without the attendent evils. The feudal Bstem, with all the evils and oppressions incident to its concentrations of power in baronial hands was ablessing to the world. It had to be broken in pieces, but in its fragments was left the best building materiel the world had ever seen. öo oí me leuueiicies losiereu uy tao ; republican party. They have, with all the injuBtice, with al the deniel of equal opportunities, with all their favoring the few at the expense of the many, and concentration of industrial business, and social power into few hands, been steps in progrese and a peculiar phase of advancement, which will be sean to have been in some ways benefiicial, provided the people now looien the grasp of this party, put a present stop to these tendencies, and place in power the party which proposes equal privileges and equal opportunities to all men. Democracy was for fifty years the party of equal rights and lts one fault was in excepting the slave. The republican party gave freedom to the slave, and in doing so put chains upon the great mases when it became the party of mqnopoly and of associations of capital and concentrations of business into few hands. That this temporary interruption of the true tendencies of this democratie country may have been of some such advantage as was conferred on the world by the baronial system may be true. What is now needed is to correct this tendency, and to give to every American citizen an equal opportunity in life, to remove all restrictions, and then let every man stand or fall according to his own merits.

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Ann Arbor Democrat