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The Ladies' Home Journal

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Mary Anderson de Xavarro's stage career meinoirs, will be published in The Ladies' Home Journal beginnhif with the December issue. She exultantly refera to her debut in Louisville, Ceutucky, on Saturday evening, [ivi'iiil)i'i' '.'T, 'S7", apon wliich occasion he "tall, shy and awkward" (firl of sixteen interpreted √∂hakespeare's loveorn "Juliet.' Slie writes: "That fhursday was one of the happiest lays of all ray life. Only one black loud Innig over it; tlie thought of √Įonie and my grandpareata Had I cnown tlien tliat almost until ln deatta 10 would refuse to forgive or see me inleas I abandoned the statfe-life whieli ie thouffht so injurioua - nay sinful - I vould even then have reuounced what vas within ray grasp. This estranyenent saddened many years of my life." 5he evidently did not suffer frotn stage right, for she writes that she stood mpatiently waiting for lir "cue" to o on. At Jast it carne, "Tlien, in a ash, 1 was on the stae, eonsuiousouJy f a wall of yellovv light be.'ore me, ml a burst of prolonged applause." Despite of deprosifng inoidents, '' slie rites, "the night was a success, and 1 1 now that iny stage career had begun j n earuest."


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