1905 -- M. founded "Di
varhayt" and edited it until November 1914, when he had
to leave the newspaper due to his pacifist stance
against the world struggle.
Spring 1915 -- M. began to
issue a new daily newspaper "Der firer", which only
existed for several months. 1917 -- he issued "MIller's
vokhenshrift", which also did not marikh imim geven.
1925 -- M. issued a so-called teyblat page "Di
naye varhayt", which also did not exist for a long time.
In October 1929, M. performed in the "Tog" as an editor,
writing light articles, and he worked here until 15
M. wrote many articles and
reviews about Yiddish theatre, and with them
oysgeaibt an important impact.
In the necrology of the
"Tog", it was said in his flam-feyerdike
editorials (light articles), the public gevart
with the greatest stride and his fardankn air,
and his glentsndn style had "Di varhayt" in his
time had an immense success".
At the end of these light
articles, M. barirt Yiddish theatre questions. In
1892 he participated in the debate between Jacob Gordin,
Himmelfarb and Jacob Milkh about the question about
Gordin gement adapting Avraham Goldfaden's plays,
"Mlits-yushr" and "Moshiakh's tsaytn", and sharply
attacked Goldfaen. [The discussion was reprinted in
Zalmen Zylbercweig's book "Hinter forhang"].
In 1903, when the "Yidishe
tageblat" ongefaln oyf Gordin's and bkhll oyf the
radical Yiddish writer, M. (who earlier alone
aropgerisn Gordin's important plays, "God, Man and
Devil" and "Sappho"), began from the shpaltn of
the "Forward" (23 October 1903) an attack about the "Yidishes
tageblat". On 22 October 1903 there was organized in a
hall on Clinton Street a mass assembly about the matter,
in which M. acted as a speaker.
The struggle then developed
into an entire series of articles by M., Ab. Cahan, and
a letter from various progressive organizations that
were appearing for Gordin.
About this Ab. Cahan
remarked: "Miller used to imer iberkhapn the
mos. ... also he didn't used to know(?) from keyn
grenets among vos men meg and vos-men-tor-nit.
In that fal he used to absolutely not
opshteln for any titles and for any oysdrukn;
and when Joel Slonim(?) wrote a baneysterte
review about Asch's "God of Vengeance", M. had the
review reprinted, but tsumorgns he had written a
light article "Kupe mist oyf der bine", in which he,
besides being against asch, also sharply aroysgetrotn
against critics of his own newspaper.
M.'s intent in Yiddish
theatre had not oysgefult only in his articles
and reviews, but also in his plays, which he wrote for
the Yiddish stage.
B. Gorin portrays an
oyfgefirte play of M. in 1899 under the name "Di
getsendiner", about which there was ho... in ergets
nito keyn shum idieus.
On 31 December 1902, under
the direction of Jacob P. Adler, there was staged at the
People's Theatre M.'s play "Liza karlin, or, The Clown
on Cherry Street", which on 22 October 1926 was staged
in a geenderter form, staged in the Lipzin
Theatre by the "Vilna Troupe", under the name "On a
harts, a drama in four acts, of Jewish life in America,
by Louis E. Miller, directed by Leib Kadison, under the
oyfzikht of the composer.
On 20 February 1914 in
Adler's Dewey Theatre, under the direction of the
author, there was staged M.'s play "Der msur, which
thereafter was published in print. "Der msur", a drama
in four acts by L. E. Miller, issued by the "Varhayt
On 22 May 1927, after a long
illness, M. passed away in New York and was brought to
his eternal rest at Mount Lebanon Cemetery in Brooklyn.
M.'s only son, Alexander, a
beginner as an English dramatist and actor, committed
suicide in 1924, at the age of twenty-six.
Z. Reyzen -- "Lexicon of
Yiddish Literature", Vol. II, pp. 409-14.
B. Gorin -- "History of
Yiddish Theatre", Vol. II, p. 270.
J. Entin -- Liza karlin
oder di payatsen in tshery strit, "Forward", N. Y.,
6, 7 January 1903.
[--] -- Liza karlin, "Fraye
arbayter shtime", N. Y., 10 January 1903.
A. Ganikman -- Liza
karlin, "Theater zhurnal", N. Y., 21 January 1903.
Z. Libin -- Di
hingerikhtete "Liza karlin", "Forward", N. Y., 18
Y. Goldberg -- Kritik
iber "liza karlin", "Forward", N. Y., 21 January
[--] -- In un arum
teater, "Yidtgbl't", N. Y., 20 February 1914.
D. B. [Sh. Yanovsky] --
In theater, "Fraye arbayter shtime", N. Y., 28
A. Frumkin -- Louie
miler's "ohn a harts" bey "di vilner", "Tog", N. Y.,
27 October 1926.
Dr. A. Mukdoni -- Louie
miler's "ohn a harts', "Morning Journal", N. Y., 29
L. Kesner -- "Ohn a
harts", "Yidtgbl't", N. Y., 29 October 1926.
Hillel Rogoff -- Di
vilner trupe in a naye piese, "Forward", N. Y., 29
B. Botwinik -- In der
teater-velt, "Der veker", N. Y., 20 November 1926.
Necrology in the Yidish
press, n. Y., 23 May 1927.
Yoel Slonim -- Dos leben
fun louie miler iz geven a leben fun umdershokenem
kamf, "Tog", N. Y., 24 May 1927.
Zalmen Zylbercweig -- "HInter
forhang", Vilna, 1928, pp. 118-139.
Ab. Cahan -- "In di
mitele yohren, pp. 344-377, 387-393.
Zalmen Zylbercweig --
"Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre", Vol. I, pp.