Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, February 13, 1887, Page 5, Image 5

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Items of Much Interest Gathered From the
Superintendent's Heport.
Qho Ann ; of Applicants For Office
I'our 1'ctltlons on the Governor
Another Series of lltirelnrlcs
Otlirr Ijlncoln New * .
Among the dilatory reports of state
nflicials the latest to conio to time lias
Ihion the report of the Etato superintend
ent , which contains many itcmi of Inter
est and many items of useless statements
of little value. The linanclal showing in
the report Is immensely creditable lo the
educational progress of the state , as iiro
nil reports that touch in any way the
qtiosllon of Nebraska's heritage to its
children. The compilation of expendi
tures in instruction , wages paid teachers
in the public schools of the state , com
piled in totals , arc of much interest to
he profession. In the year 1850 there
were emplorcd In the state 2,005 male
teachers , and the amount paid them for
Fi-rvlces was * 40IC52.T8. During the
hamo year llicro were 5,831 female teach-
crs employed , and the total compensation
received by them was $ S5SG 11.40 , a show
ing of equality In wages much bolter
than most .states show on the question of
distinction in regard to x. During the
past vcar the public schools of Iho sUilo
liave'invostcd in building" , furniture and
improvements n total of ? T83J7 ! . ? G , n do-
create trotn the amount paid Iho year
before. Ueforo leaving the ouestiou of
wages it might be added that in striking
n general average it is shown
that the wages paid male teach
ers averages n litllo over 12
per month und the average paid female
teachers is nearly ? S"i a mouth a further
illustration that the wage line in regard
to HOX is fast disappearing in Nebraska in
this employment. Those teachers of tiio
imblic schools of the state are sheltered
in 4,207 school Iiouscs , the great majority
of which are frame buildings , although
relies of pioneer days are found inSC7t > od
buildings and 220 log houses. Of those
houses 412 were erected during the year
180 , and over two-thirds of them are
supplied with the modern improvement
known as patent de ks ; IKS of the c pub
lic schools are either graded or partially
The item of mdobtednoss of the diflcr-
enl school districts is not of such a cred
itable nature as the statistics given above.
The bonded indebtedness of the districts
in the state aggregates Iho lotal amount
of § 1,320,4:52 : , and this represents an in
crease of over $130,000 during the year.
There is , however , u largo available cash
fund reported as in Iho hands of Iho dif
ferent districts that will largely offset
the indebtedness as reported. Sixteen
collegein the stale are reported by the
Mate superintendent.
Tnero is an accumulation of petitions
for appointments at the governor's ollice
that represent every possible ollicc , the
croatiou of which is contemplated by Iho
present legislature. In fact a general in
dex of bills introduced could bu compiled
by those applications for ollico that are
varied enough to cover the dillorciit state
institutions , the now judges contemplated
nnd everything else from stock commis
sions to janitors of public buildings. In
fact ono eucrgolic applicant petitions Iho
governor for garden seeds for use on his
claim in Iho western part of the state. In
those long list of applicants goruo
eighteen written applications for appoint
ment of judges are tiled and these are ex
clusive of the personal applications and
appeals that are so assiduous as to bo
communicated verbally without the plac
ing of them in writing. Bills tint have
Fcarccly been hoard of are broucht to
light in those pctilioiis for appointments.
A bill has been introduced in ono of the
houses that contemplates the appoint
ment of some Nobraskau to go to Wash
ington and look after the claims and in
terests of soldiers ; no ono scarcely knows
this or has given the idea a thought , but
the parties who seek the office have filed
their claims for appointments and are
ready for the lightning to strike ; and all
these are merely illustration of the
demands made upon the executive
Friday night the gauc of house
breakers , thieves and burglars that ap
parently itifest the city at the present
time in largo numbers , wore busy plying
their profession. Up to 3 p m. the next
day six cases of house breaking , or at-
teihpts in that line , wore reported at
police headquarters , and a few of then :
were accompanied with violence. T. C ,
W.xwo , residing on N street , was aroused
nt 5 a. m. by Hie hand of a burglar under
Ins head , and iu Iho skirmish that was
immediately inaugurated Iho .peaceful
citi/en was Bttvonily handled. Charlie
Jvcifcr , who lives at (1 ( and Twelfth
streets , was chloroformed by the gang
and robbed of a watch and itt in cash.
Charlie is foreman in the job department
of the State Journal and the wonder
runout : his friends is how the festive
burghir obtained the idea that ho was a
capitalist. Deputy Auditor Honton was
nronsod by his better half with the information
mation that a man was at the window
tryiug to break in. When Air. Itenton
charged upon them , and in thunder tones
announced his intention to shoot , the
burglars , who numbered two , tlel in the
darkness. Air. K. S. Abbott , who lives on
Sixteenth street between It and S , awoke
from a refreshing sloop at Q a , m. If ho
had emulated the early bird all
would have been well , but ho turned
on his bed and slumbered until 0. In
this interval of anhourcamo the burglars
to his residence , and when ho arose in
the morning ho was minus the cjiango in
his pocket his watch and u coupon noto.
The residence ofV. . A. Ilorrick , on
Kightoenth and N streols , was visited by
thu night prowler , but tha occupants of
the hotiBo were aroused and the burglars
fled , Al 1030 A street the gang also made
n visit , entering through a bay window.
The people wore not aware of their pres
ence until morning , but the thieves either
liad taken fright or failed to liud cash or
iu convertible equivalent , for nothing
vf as missing of value.
The session of the uolico court yester
day was interesting and prolonged
briefly summarized proceedings , were as
follows .John Murray , intoxicated , lined
3 nnd costs and committed. Thomas
Carson and Thomas Collins , arrested
and tried as vagrants , were given a line
of $20 each aim costs and committed.
Frank Kdwards and Frank Landau ,
chargm ! with stealing a $12 coat were ar
rested and their hearing continued. The
notorious Guorgo and Mabel Smith were
before the court , the former charged as a
vairrant , and the feminine part of the
family as a drunk and disorderly. They
were given until dark to leave the city ,
and the f-ympathy of the entire police de
partment will go forth to the town into
which they may drift for a now location ,
Yesterday in the United States court a
rase was. called for hearing iu which the
iiartins had been indicted for cutting tim
ber ou government ground. Among the
witnesses present were John Smith , John
Hcvvo , Jack 1'tmiska and Thomas Kansen ,
a delegation of Indian police from the
Pouca agency.
Auioug the real estate transfers yester
day was a deal in which J. E. Spencer
and F. I ) , Hoeves purchased twelve' lots
in IVck's grove , paying therefor f 7,000.
This is on ground that tHe ; years ago
would not have brought over $39 an acre ,
Two hundred dollars an acre was refused
yeslcrday for a farm situated four miles
ea t of the city limits.
The T. P. A. boy1 ! are making elabo
rate preparations ior their grand charity
ball and banquet , to be held at the Met
ropolitan rime on Monday evening , and
which promises to eclip o any entertain *
mcntof the kind given in the city. The
arrangements are all perfected for the
Among the visitors who called upon
the T. 1' . A. boys the past week were
C.j. \ . Hm : on , Boston ; Alex Pollock , Chicago
cage ; U. Van Urunt. Chicago ; S.M Mills ,
Milwaukee ; S. A. Warner , Memphis ; J.
M. Blair , Marshalltown ; W. B. Lannis ,
S. E. Ileysor , St. Joe.
The attraction at Funke's opera house
the first days of the coming week U the
vnit of .Palti Hosa on Monday and Tues
day evening * . The sale of seats com
menced ycslerday.
A Syndicate of CnplialUtn Seeking n
Krnnchlic Prom the Clly.
Omaha is promised another cable car
ompany , and one thai proposes lo gel
l oad at once in the work of carrying
'Ut ' the object of Its organization. The
irst langible move on the part of the
onipauy was the introduction at the
ouncil mooting last night by Council
man Dailey of tlic following resolution ,
which was unanimously adopted
Resolved That it Is the souse of this
jody that any cable railway company
ivgich will , within any reasonable length
of time , guarautec to construct and oper
ate a slroel railway cable line will'in the
ity limits will receive most lavorable
The resolution was introduced at the
nstancoofMr. Gro s. of Kansas City ,
.vim is at the head of the proposed organ-
gallon. Questioned concerning his com-
any and its plans , Mr. Gross s-tatod to a
IKK representative that ho represented a
lyudicato of capitalists who were ready
and anxious to commence the work of
providing Omaha with a lirst class cable
car company. "Little need be made
mblic , " said Mr. ( > ros.i , "about our com-
; iany except that it includes some of the
.veaithio . t men in the state of Missouri ,
and is organized for business. Wo pro-
mso to ask a charter and a reasonable
ranchiso Ironi the council ami the peo-
, ile of Omaha. If these are granted we
.iropose to construct a cable line of seven
or eight miles m Icr.glh. Wo will give a
bonu in any sum required lo
commence the work at ouco upon the
grauiing of our franchise and lo push it
Mirotigh with all possible speed. Where
tvo snail lay our lines or upon what
trccls cannot of course bo decided for
ome lime , but we are not particular
about that point. The cable car makes
ts own business and all wo want is a
hanco lo got through the city from the
n am directions and in some proximity
o the main thoroughfares. \ \ e will use
ho very best of material. If wo get a
suitable franchise will probably use
$1,200 ears and build a line for all time "
"Omaha has a prospect of at least two
.ablolinos , Hum ? " inquiringly remarked
ho rcporler.
"Whv not , " said Mr. Gross. "The city
; an easily support three lines. 1 know of
no city iu the country , east or west , that
needs a oablo cur so much as Omaha.
You have no moans of conveyance here.
'I he street car is of no use in a hilly
cily and Iho cable car kcops ils
eight miles an hour rale of speed with
out reference to grades. Then the
money represented in a completed cable
ino is as good as government bonds and
[ jays better. "
"HowQmuch will you put into this
pro-posed plant V
"Wo can construct a three mile track
with an engine house and trains equipped
for $400,000. Au eight mile line fully
equipped can bo constructed at a cost of
$1,000,000. If our franchise is granted
by the council and ratified by the people
at your election next spring , we will
have at least two miles of track laid by
next fall and will bo ready for operation
by the first of the year. Yon may rest
assnrcd that our company will have its
cars running as soon as any other com
pany. "
Mr. Gross is highly pleased with
Omaha and proposes to remove his fam
ily to this city as soon as he can build
himself a homo. lie. says that capitalists ,
whom ho represents , confidently expect
this city to have a population of 150,000
by 1890. Ho has mel with a number of
prominent business men who have united
with him m the advancement of his en
Ilo Falls lo Throw Koj-cc Klvo Times
In Sixty Minutes.
The "Unknown" soleclcd by Omahr
citizens to meet Charles Moth , the cham
plon Gnvco-Roman wrcstlerof the world
was Adolph Royce , a photographer ii :
Heyn's gallery. Both Moth and Royc <
met .ast night in the Annex , in a wrest
ling match , in w hioh Moth had agreed li
throw tne latter live times in sixtv minute
of actual wrestling. Three of these fall
wore to be Gra-eo-Romaii and two ii
catcli-as-catch-can struggles. Moth bo
$50 on the result and Roycc covered the
sum through his backer. Carl Krisol
There were about three hundred persons
in ihe hull. George Barnes acted as referee
oree for Moth and ISd. Rothery acted fo :
Roycc. John S. I'rinco was time-keeper
Moth throw Royce three times In tin : contests , the first fall re
quiring twenty-six minutes and ihirty
seconds , the second nine minute.- , and
Ihroe seconds , and Iho Ihird twenty-one
minutes and fittcon seconds. Between
each of these falls there was an interva'
of ton minutes. \ \ hen the catch-as
catch-can struggle was reached , Moll
had but three minutes and twelve see.
ends in which to throw Royce twice tc
win Iho match. Both of the athelote
grappled , struggled and in the struggle
Royeegotbolhof Moth's shoulders out lit
lloor. Moth worked to free himself , bu
without success , and while h'old in tha
position time was called , and Royce wa
declared Iho winner amid groal appliusu
Royce Ihen challenged Moth to wrostl
in catch-as-catoh-cau , throe otil of h'v <
falls , for $500. Moth said ho was willing
to wrcstlo if his opponent would wrestl
like a man instead of running about th
s-tago. This announcement was greeted
with groans , Moth linally agreed to
wrestle Royce upon the terms proposed.
Royce won the stakes and the dcor
Attend the Mardi Gras at the exposi
tion building Fob , 23.
Remember the Turn Vereln's enter
tainment Tuesday eve , Feb. 22.
The Omaha Turn \ferein give a grand
Mardi Gras entertainment Tuesday eve ,
Fob. ' . ' 2.
The masquerade ball of Uie Oerraan School
association \\ill tw shun iu Geriiianla hall ,
March Mil.
The ladles of the Herman School association
will g\o | a masquerade bull Iu Uermania hull ,
March 5th.
Wise & Paruteles addition son adv. on
Dth nago ,
There will bo a prayer service for men
only at the Seward street M. K. Church
Monday evening , February 14 , beginning
at 7.30. Mon from all parts of the city
will bo welcomed.
Important to Tax I'ayer * .
All persons owning lots in Sewer xtist.
20 , comprising territory bounded on the
north by Dccatur , on tbo south by Caldwell -
well , on the east by Saumlers and on the
west by 20th St. . and dosirn to pay their
Sewer tax under "protest , " can got
proper blanks by calling ou or address. *
ing Geo. It Rathbun , Omana Business
College , cor. Cap * . Aye. an.d ICth St.
Joe Howard Rings Up the Curtain enActors
Actors ' 'Gone Daft. "
IlAOkett's Fnlstnir Ills Jurist Son's
Mind Modi'lough nnil Cninp-
ticlt IiiixiirjTor Audiences
nnd Death Tor Players.
New YORK , Feb. 12. [ Correspondence
of the BEE. ] An incidental reference to
the unquestioned insanity of John Wilkcs
Booth who shot I'rcsidcnt Lincoln some
years ago , has brought me a volume of
criticism pro and con , the tenor of much
of which leads up to the question whether
there is anything peculiar about life on
the stage which leads to the insane
asylum , livery now and then wo hear ot
some well known actor who has slipped
his base , is "oil" his nut" and lands in
liloomingdalc , if he has money , or the
common insane asylum if ho has none.
Friends ?
Oh , no , friends don't count.
So long as Hartley Campbell's money
held out he was kept in a private room ,
with an attendant for himself , but as soon
as his family nnd other iusidera obtained
control of the funds and Hartley foil back
for care and treatment upon the gener
osity of his "friends , " a very few weeks
sti ill ceil to test their endurance and al
though worth many thousands of dollars ,
the poor pittance needed to keep him in
comfort was not forthcoming , and , al
though in the hnydayof his prosperity no
man could boast of moro friends , there
wa.-n'tone , there isn't one to-dav who
spends a dollar a year for medicine ,
for attendants , for comfort of any
sort or kind , eave a poor fund
of the imperial state of New York.
so ntiBMis DON'T COUNT.
Very few people know how near the
insane asylum Marie , the great singer ,
was the last time he came hero. His
hair , naturally a beautiful silvery white ,
that exquisite color which led up to the
familiar hymn beginning , "When Ago
With Gray Hairs Shall My Tcmplo
Adorn , " was dyed a villainous , piratical
black. It was A way-inside blue black ,
one of the self-assorting double dyed
black. Ho wore plumpers in his cheeks ;
false calves preserved the symmetry of
his legs ; ho was corseted and trussed ,
and bandaged so that instead of appear
ing the comfortable old gentleman ho
was , ho looked liked a guy. Ho lavished
this nasty stud' upon his head , and every
now and tlion was overtaken by a lit ,
which lasted sometimes a minute , some-
.imesten. This frightened him. Always
i nervous and susceptible being , Hat-
.orod during his whole life not
only as an exquisite singer , the
eading tenor of all the world , but a
beauty , the perfection of animal excel-
once , he naturally shrank from j-ielding
the palm to rivals who were younger and
'resher , and so when , after long continu-
ty in his dye house absurdity , he "found
these tits were of frequent occurrence , ho
was frightened. Fear ran into appro-
lension , apprehension made him timid ,
and ho became so upset , so nervous , so
fidgety , as to bo just this side of crazy.
To such an extent did this state of mind
go that friends took hold of him
literally and forced him homo. Had
10 remained here a month longer , physi
cal ailment - < vould have assorted its sway ,
and what little brains the follow had
would have yielded np the ghost , and ho
would have joined that sad procession of
inbecilitics which make every asylum on
the face of the earth so terrible a picture
gallery , so frightful an illustration of the
ills to which humanity is prone ,
Well , I should say so. Weren't all the
Uooths queer , odd , singular , moody , ec
centric ? What is the definition of crazy ?
It seems to mo a man is crazy when his
mind is unbalanced. It may bo unbal
anced an hour a year , or twenty-four a
day. Ho is crazy in degree. Old
man Booth was as mad as a March
hare. Records of his eccentrici
ties are in existence which prove boyoud
ppradventuro that ho was not only crazy ,
but a lunatic with periods of sanity ; not
a madman in the sense that ho needed
confinement and mauacles and dun
geon , but an unbalanced creature so far
as mentality was concerned would have
done , under any circumstances , what
Wilkcs Booth did ? He was a friend to
the south. The south after a protracted
strife , heroic tremendous in proportion ,
the best illustration of the bravery. Iho
mental , moral physical worth of the
American citizen , have approached that
line where helpfulness was asked , where
aid was an absolute , patent necessity ,
Who so _ readily extended it , who so eager
to anticipate every desire ot Abraham
Lincoln ? The best men in the south
recognize that , intelligent thinkers ol the
world clearly saw in him not only the
defender of the union , but the ultimate
savior of the south. Wilkcs Booth was
intelligent. If he had reasoned ho would
have recognized this as well
as others. Instead of which ,
with theatrical whoop and dramatic
dash ho burst into thn private box of the
chief magistrate of the nation , and in the
presence of thousands of his fellows tired
Iho falal shot which , ringing around the
world , told the story not alone of Iho
martvr president , but of the crazy actor
as well. Surely the stage had nothing to
do with the mental infelicities of any of
the Booths , father or sons.
Well , I have often wondered about
that. Fox was a curious fellow , always ,
but never so strange and different from
others as to make him a tarirct for gen
eral observation , In early days as an
actor in the Bowery theaters ho was
quaint and queer , full of animal exuber
ance , and a great favorite in cense
quence. He had an odd profile , a square
forehead , a phenomenal nose and a
rather retreating chin , and these peculi
arities ho exaggerated in his make-up.
EO that audiences came to oqiect unusual
physical demonstrations from him. Later
on when ho struck that great success ,
Humpty Diimpty , and his clownic roio
demanded mugging and posturing and
grimacing , ho was a greater favorite than
over , and for the same reason. I used to
see him very often oa the ferryboat and
car. Ho was a great smoker , and ho was
notonlva grcal smoker , but ho smoked
great cfgars large ones , of the strongest
possible tobacco. Ho used a preparation
on his face six nights iu every week , and
at iwo matiness as well , during the long
run of several years of Humpty Diimpty.
and it was thought then and suggested
that the paste used must produce some
phvsieal ctl'ect.
ft-But I don't see that it should any more
than this lily-white stufl'and other cos
metics that women use oa faces , ou
their necks , on their busts , and on their
hands and arms. Jt stands to reason , it
Is a simple physical fact , that for the sake
of an artificial whiteness women are willIng -
Ing to closn pores in all these sensitive
portions of their body , and as. they con year m and year out without ap
parent injury. I don't know th'nt it co'uld
fairly bo' said that .Fox's ultimate in
sanity , almost idiocy , could be traced to
the use of prcparallonon his face nlonc.
HUMITV l > t M FIT'S SAP KX1 > .
The fact remains that what At first
regarded as an eccentric manncr.bccame
gradually , and fitter a long , long growth ,
a positive otlensn to his audience , so that ,
fearful lest he should do some outrageous
art upon the stage , guardians kept
watch over him ami at the faintest approach
preach to his peculiar line of Indelicacy
would , in some vociferous manner , at
tract and distract attention from what ho
was about to do. The sad end wo all re-
member. He , who inhis time kept audien
ce. * in a roar. He , to whom tens of
thousands of children looked week in
anil week out for provocations lo baby
lauchter. Ho whoso name upon a bene
fit bill was good for half the house , he
who made hundred- thousands of dollars
lars how ditl he die' A wretched imbe
cile , drivelling ulot. Now ho came of
good stock. His life from boyhood to
the hour of his dissolution was passed
upon the stage , and he was always a pub
lic favorite. Ho was full of pranks and
jibes and jokes , and whether in his nat
ural skin or his while clown face , found
quickly and easily the entrance to the
hcait of every spectator.
Forrest was not crazv in one sense , but
he was decidedly unbalanced In another.
His frightful temper at times got the bet
ter of him and then with oaths of extra
ordinary impiousness , with words and
phrases coinable bj no sane mind , with
looks and aspects foreign oven to his
most cxcitrul moments when simulating
terrible characters on Iho stage , ho gave
such evidence of uneoutrol as made his
friends shrink with apprehension lest his
mind should break , while his attendants
lied from him as from the furies. His
lust experiences in this city were sadden
ing enough. His hour of popularity had
long since waned , ami was now abso
lutely goixi. Still ho had money and a
robust contentment and absolute seren
ity of conviction that he was the
greatest actor on the footstool , and al
though paiil and unpaid critics of the day
were united in a laudable desire lo aid
Edwin Booth , which was patent to everv
unpredjuccd reader , by reason of the col
umns of adulation that attended his
jejune performances , his awkard readings -
ings and his careless delivery. Foriest
alone was unable to perceive thai his
grip was gone. For all that ho began a
.season in the Lyceum theatre , sturdy old
in his limbs which nnver lost their tre
mendous proportions , with weakened in
tellect and impaired physique , wrapped
the old time mantle about him , expect
ing to receive the old time obeisance ,
on now MAD iin WAS.
Virile indignation shook every
muscle of his tremendous frame , and an
annoyed mentality pushed along the sur-
lace of a swift moving current toward
that point where reason loses its sway ,
and the early type of insanity finds such
absolute development as physi
cians cannot fail to detect.
Failure sa > od Forrest from an insane
asylum. His failure was o immediate ,
so prompt , so absolute that his man
agers instantly closed him out. He had
licen permitted , starting fairly , to
dwindle away to nothing , so bitter would
have boon Iho disappointment , so carking -
ing the annoyance , that before the end
of a protracted engagement ho would
have tottered absolutely from his mental
The name of Hackett was for two
generations honored in New York.
The elder Hackett was the best Fal-
statl'our stage has ever soon , and John
K. Haokett , Ins son , during his saner
years was as upright a judge as ever sat
ou a metropolitan bench. The recorder
was very fond of the stage. It rnjght be
almost said he was born upon it. Ilia
father's associate ? were actors. The cor
respondence of the family was in that
circle , the guests of his boyhood's homo ,
the companions of his youth and the
dear friends of his manhood were the
people of the stage , and ho had in his
time played many parts , though not on
mimic boards. He was one of the stur
diest mon physically 1 over met. and al
though mentally ho was no genius , ho
was strong , substantial , reliable , one of
the trusted men in the hours of trouble
and in danger.
About five years before he died the
screw began to loosen. He fell away in
his neck first , then his stomach , then he
developed a curious phase of physical
fear. Now ho had boon a master all his
life. He was an expert with the ritle , a
crack shot with the pistol. On ono occa
sion he was at sea in a yacht with a well
known sport and millionaire of this city ,
a young man of then ungovernable lem-
temper , accustomed to Having his own
way in everything. Hackett was in an
upper berth , his athletic friend in the
lower. Failing to respond to the fre
quent summons and calls and j'e.lls of the
occupant of the lower berth , Hackclt's
curiosity was somewhat excited by the
from a revolver pointed by his friend in
the lower berth at the bottom of the berth
in which llackott was lying. Quick as
thought ho jumped to the floor , grasncd
the yet smoking pistol from the hand of
his friend , vankod him from his berth ,
turned him over his Unco and spanked
him like a baby. Physical fear was
something Haokett never knew in LU
healthful moments , but in his later years
he never passed a corner withouUooking.
He feared the ambushed assassin at every
tree , at every ash barrel. His intimates
know his failings , but the public wore not
made aware of them until , at the funeral
services of Judge Barnard , the recorder
gave way with such lamentable mani
festations of an estranged intellect , that
attention was riveted upon him , and
from that moment ho sank until the hour
of his death.
The cases of John McCulloiigh and
Bartley Campbell are so recent as to call
for no detail of mention bore. But was
thnro anything moro sad than those
cases ? Hpcall the John MeCuilough of
twenty-five years aco. Wlial a stout ,
sturdy , honest faced , noble follow he
was. How strong ho seemed
In every limb. How supple ,
how built for a century ho looked.
And yet well , you know the rest. That
Hartley Campbull should go as ho did
was not nurprising. Disappointment ,
privation and absolute lack of nourish
ing food , worry , hope deferred , all com
bined to undermine him years before ho
touched success : and when huccess unex
pected came , utiablp to bear the surren
der of an enemy with whom ho had so
long coped , now hoping , now fearing , ho
yielded to the seductions and the tempta
tions , anil the excitements , and the dissipations -
pations of his now position , and faded in
the presence of the world from a proud
pre-cminenco iq that sickening reminis
cence which is all that is loft of him
to-day. No , I can't see that mun and
women who work honestly , as thousands
and tons of thousand * of thorn do upon
the stage , can reasonably fjico an end so
terrible , more than men and women in
other lines of life. But there is this to bo
said. The actors of America
Wo hear of a new theater with a mag
nificent entrance with glass windows and
gorgeous mahogany turuiElijugs. Wo
hmla patent seat tor this auditoi and all
the gorgeous scintillations that can bo
dreamed of by science and outworked by
art , to maKe the auditorium bright anil
beautiful and comfortable. But across
the stage sweep the wild winds of winter
unchecked , and in the dc. < np ami dreary
dressing rooms wc-lind either an excessive
unchecked , steam heat , or a bitter biting
blast Ironi an unclean cullar. Aotors face
the footlights which burn and blazon up
into their eyes , reversing absolutely the
idea of lignt as born m the mind of the
Creator which comes from above , not
from below. They are compelled to fashion
their faces in an unnatural-way. The
, women dress to suit tne tinies. Taking off
In 1 ( their overheated or undcrheated dress-
inir i rooms the flannel for protection they
garb } themselves for the delight and en-
joymcut j of the public In front of the gar
ment of , so to speak , nudity. Those high
up the ladder are well paid and can de
mand , although they rarely got , com
fortable quarters. But the littln people
of the stage , thousands and scores of
thousands of them to whom $0 and ? 10 a
week is the only straw between them and
starvation , what can they got ? What do
they have ? So far a.s unnatural excite
ment of late hours , impure air , ni'pro-
tection from cold and heat , the glaring
of the blazing glass , the ins and outs of
winlcr weather and summer solstice
go. I dare say , the life of
an actor is made less comfortable
le = s easy , less desirable than that of any
other man wl.o works with head and
"body combined , but that his life should
bo lead of necessity to an unbalanced
mind , 1 am not willing to concede. Dis
appointment , worry , apprehension , jeal
ousy , n long deep sigh for that recogni
tion which so rarely comes , may work a
hcadachey disposition , carve deep lines
in pretty faces and draw deep scarincs
across weary hearts , but many of us
know that disappointed hope and bare
ness of heart do not necessarily brine
that which , after all , may bo a comfort
and a solace , a disturbed and unsettled
brain. Howvuu.
Mlclincl Stroeoir jjr.-uv * i'nokort
Houses- Two 1'i-H'ormnnces.
Yesterday the Michael Strogotl company
tested totheutmostthocapacityof Boyd's
opera house. At both performances the
louse was packed , and although the au
diences were cold and somewhat in.
clinod to bo critical at the outset , interest
increased as the story developed and
whatever crudities manifested themselves
wore overlooked in the fact that taken
altogether the performance was satisfact
ory and contained manyexeollont points.
L'he corps do ballot was perfectly drilled
nnd the premier , Mile. Eloise. is a most
graceful dancer and executed some re-
narkablc steps. Edmund Collier was un
able to a umo the title role , being sick
in Kansas City. The gentleman who took
Ids place , though hampered with a severe
cold , acted with intelligence and consid
erable repressed power. Cecilo Hush
was strong in the part of Maria StrogofT ,
and made her character stand out prom
inently. W. C. Crosbio and Punch Rob
ertson afforded cansidcrablo amusing
side plav as two newspaper correspon
dents. The Konaldos gave a gymnastic
performance and the rillo drill was also
Miss Castlcton , perhaps the most popu
lar of all our commedionnos. will return
to Boyd's opera house with her "Crazy
Patch. " It is said , . by the bye , that
"Crazy Patch" is an entirely now piece
with an old framing. The company is
claimed to botrongcr than last year , re
taining its two loading comedians. John
Gilbert and Eddie Girrard. " "
D. . "Kate ,
according lo exchange , has had an un
usually prosperous season , but what is
more interesting to her old admirers , she
has a now topical song entitled "Excuse
Mo. I'll Toll You No More , " which is ex
pected to be a worthy successor to the
"For Goodness
never to-be-forgotten
Sake. " If there is one thing thai Ihis vi
vacious little personage can dn it is to
sing a topical song , for the twitch of her
skirt , her gay rinjring laugh , the smile
which shows up her beautiful tooth are
valuable aids to make the various points
go and saves it from being as it would
otherwise a masculine pubrt. The man
agement do not claim a host of things in
the "Orazy Patch. " It is avowedly for
laughing purposes only , and it goes "with
out saying that her company of comedi
ans would make a duller piece than
"Cra/.y Patch" a success.
This evening will be a celebrated comic
opera night at the Boyd. The Gorman
comedy company will appear in three
operetta's , some of which have all the
lightness and gayey of Offenbach. The
company will bo assisted by Ulig , the
star tenor , who will appear only on this
Marcus Mayer , the advance agent of
Patti , who is soon to appear hero in a
concert programme , is in the city mak
ing arrangements for the event , which is
to occur on the 21th. The "divino
artiste" will be hoard by the
people of Omaha in a. performance of
rare excellence the like of which has
never been rendered hero before. The
prospects are that , at the reasonable scale
of prices announcaii , the exposition
biiilJmg will bo fairly jammed.
Mr. Mayer is very enthusiastic over the
Musin-Trebulli combination , which is to
give a concert hero next Monday night.
Ho says Umt Trobolli is one of the great
est singers of the age , while Musin. the
violinist , stands in Iho front rank of liv
ing artiits. As a master of the violin ,
Mr. Mayor savs ho has few if any canals.
Jits power of expression and his delicacy
of phrasing are magnificent.
TEINIIAl > ! .llV Ml'SIC.
The following is the excellent pro
gramme to be rendered al 'Jormania ' hall
I his afternoon by Prof. Stcinlmusor and
his orchestra and assistants :
March. French Harraok. , Saro
Overture , lloumnti'iuo Stelnliausor
I'.irolo d'hiinni'ur Neuendorf
Walze , Hydrnpaten Uim lo
Mocking Ulrd. Violin Snlo Ernst
By H. Buchanan.
Ynnkooit Irishman ( by renue-t ) Stelnhauser ,
With Air by Valentino Uumperu
Soprano Solo Miss Jk-rtiia Stninhau'cr
Ont-cn nt Hearts Hermann
Comet Solo. Streiinlo1 * " lloch
1'lano Diiot , ( Jul Vivo Uanf
Hi' Mr. A. Waller and A. Blanfuss.
Polka Coini'pK1 , with words Kiesler
Battle of Uiavelotte Strauss
Of the company which begins a two
weeks' engagement at this ihoatro on
next Monday , February 14 , the Daily
Courier , Otlnmwa , January 2"i. says :
Kdwin Stuart's Theatre company reap-
jicared at the Tumor opera house after an ab-
sencool a year to an audience that com
pletely tilled the theatre , and standing room
was at n iiieinluiu. "Itoseitalo" is a most ex
cellent play ami serves to show up the btuart
company to treat advantage. . Kdwln Stuart
1 the same caretul , painstaking actor as ot
old , nnd as ICIIiott ( Jroy , l.n&t melit , ho re
peated his f01 met triumphs. Lllah Stuart , In
the character of Itosa , the village bolle. com-
] ) lctelv wou thu audience. She was a be-
witclilUL'littloelf and it was no wonder that
Elliott tell In love with her. The support
was very line , notablj S , S. Kmkailo , in the
chaiaeter of at'yp y ; W. L. WooiKon , who is
an excellent comiMUan ; J. M. Peri'iison , as
an KiiKlihh baronet : Louis Fierce , who made
n eond character of the poor villairo physi
cian ; N . L. J'obPrts , as the corporal. Jfiinln
Fierce , as Ladv KJortince , played with Rood
laMe ; Lottiu Kav looked cliiir.nini'lv as the
Ixiy , and "Tahitha , " by Kva Kinlcadc , kept
the audience in a roar. Th s > company H
equal tci two-thirds ot tin ; higher priced
ones. They H'lv entirely on their ability to
Klvc a meritorious ] > eiformnnce.
Home Oirclo I'wrty.
Next Friday evening the Homo Circle
club holds a reunion , the nscasion being
the last of its series of p irtios for the sea
son of 18 J'J ' ' 87. A special feature of the
entertainment will bo a complimentary
banquet tendered thu associate members
of the club. Everything will bo done to
make the evening ono to be long remem
bered by those who attend. Irvine will
furnish thu music. Aspoo'al ' programme
has been arranged , consisting of sixteen
numbers , comprising the finest and latest
compositions for the ball room.
Ono acre on North ICtli str cfln Kirk-
wood at one-half its value iTsoW on J/un-
day. CLAUK & 1 *
Two Annies nt Work in the City of
Something About .Their Operations
1'crsccutlons "threatened AVIth
Arrest Living on llrentl anil
Wntcr The Gospel Army.
\lmo3t any night two distinct proccs-
Ions may bo scon parading the streets of
his bustling city. One of them is thu
ocal regiment of tbo Salvrtiuu Army ,
.lie other a brnnch of thu gospel army ,
\u organization very much similar to the
"oraier. Tlioy both work for ix single
slid the saving of human souls. To bo
; ure they do not work in exact harmony.
That is hardly to bo expected , The Sal-
ration Army people regard themselves as
he "old reliable and original. " They
ook upon the Gospel Army as a now
. 'anclou ntlair of recent impottatlon. The
: nethoils of both organization am pocul-
ar , undoubtedly. 1'tial they are in a
neas'.ire eilieacious cannot bo gain-said.
Shortly after 7 o'clock every night the
Salation Army li aes its barracks at 1113
Jackson street and starts out to parade the
irincipal streets of the city. In its van
uard is a man with a red shirt some-
tiling like the communist article on
which is the inscription "Salvation
Army. " He is small and lip carries a
large banner. The wind Haunts its folds
and blows through thu whiskcisof the
bearer. Ho does not mind that , but
Tudgos along determinedly. Itohind
.urn is another red-shirtod man who
boats a bit * bass drum , as though his
very life depended upon it. Following
them are the women-or rather girls ,
none of them are over nineteen years of
ago and the rank and file of the Salva
tion Armv. The hitter is composed _ of
recruits from the local converts. The
girls discourse music such as may be ob
tained from 'Jo-cent tambourines.-
harmony which is scattered along the
line of march in frozen chunks , is not of
superfine quality. It may grate harshly
upon .some ears.
"Come and join the army of the Lord ! "
shouts the man in command. "Salva
tion's free for you and me. "
"Oil , rats ! " yells a newsboy who is
among the spectators.
"I say , mister , that's a graywniskorcd
chestnut ! " echoes another taunting
voice evidently juvenile.
The ollicer in command , who is styled
by his comrades the captain , is proof
against such ind'gnities. Ho pays no at
tention to the frivolous remarks of the
ungodly , but continues :
"Come and get salvation ! ! It won't cost
you nothing ! Come now before it | is too
late ! Salvation' * free for you and me !
"Shoot his giblets in do red shirt ! "
shout * , the irrepressible street gamin.
"I'll bet a dollar do wind blows tree
his whiskers afore ho gets to do bar
racks , " yells another rascally disturber.
The crowd cu flaws lustily over this
( doubtfully ) witty remark , and the army
tramps on with Dealing drum and tlyiug
Then one of the girls with the tam
bourine begins to sing :
"Vfe'ie marching home to heaven ,
VAVie mnrchiiK homo to heaven
All the time. "
The melody if it can bo so styled is
exceedingly simple , and the retrain is
taken up and echoed by the rank and
lilo. The drum beats an accompaniment.
After parading a half hour or bo , the
army marches back to its barracks on
Jackson street , where services arc carried
on subject to interruptions from the bad
small boy and the ovil-intcntioned thug
and "plug-ugly. " The meeting usually
lasts until about 10 o'clock.
An incident which actually occurred
Thursday night will illustrate the annoy
ance , not to"ay persecution , to which
these people are subjected. Several of
the men and women of the army
had faced the stinging blasts
and wore making their usual
evening parade. In front of a store on
Farnam street , between Eleventh and
Twelfth , this army had halted and the
leader was "exhorting" the bystanders ,
when a saloon keeper , whoso chief tal
ents lie in the direction of boor-guzzling ,
stepped up and addressed tne leader :
"Say , what the h 11 are you doing
here * "
The loader replied that he was preach
ing the gospel.
" 1'es , d n you , and you're obstruct
ing the streets , too. That's against the
Jaw , and if yon don't move on , I'll have
you pulled , ' was the rejoinder.
The captain refused to budge a single
inch , and continued his exhortation.
A second later the shrill noise of a po
lice whistle sounded in the air. A po-
liccinan appeared on the scene and the
Baleen man said , pointing to the Salva
tion captain : "Arrest that man ; he's ob
structing the street and ho can't ehow
any license for doing it. "
The ollicer placed his hand upon the
captain's shoulder and ordered , "Come
along with mo to the jail. " Ho marched
the .Salvationist a short distance up the
street , and then thinking bettor of it , re
leased him with a warning to "move on
dore , now ! "
The army resumed its march to the
barracks. The captain and his aides
were used to such .icencs.
Tncse salvation army people may DC
"cranks" from a certain standpoint.
Perhaps they are. But H cannot be gai n-
said that they reach a certain class of
people who do not ire to churches , be
cause they are too poor and too roughly
dressed. And thttir sincerity cannot be
questioned , cither. It is dilhcult for the
avurago mind to comprehend the priva
tions through which these men and wo
men will go in carrying out what they believe -
liove to bo their life work.
"How do you manage to live- * " asked a
reporter of a female "cadet , " a girl about
seventeen years of ago , who had joined
the army a few months ago.
"On the contributions wo can ratso , "
she replied , "that is what's left , after wo
pay fo'r the hall. It costsus $ every night
for that And then wo huvo topnyfor
the windows that were broken. J sup
pose that'll amount to ? 10 or $15. Koine-
times wo don't have anything but bread
and water often nothing but crackers , "
"Do you like that sort of Jifot"
"Yes , wo'ro used lo it and wo love our
work. " the replied.
"Can anyone join the army as a
"Yes any young man or woman who is
old enough to fool that ho or she is prop
erly coubccrated and lilted for the work.
All such am uniformed and Marled out
to work. They have to KO wherever thoj
arobtnt. How long Uo wo May in one
town ? As long ui wo can continue to
work to advantage. "
"How long do you expect to remain in
"About three or four months. I don't
think you'll got rid ot us any Fooner. "
Thu chief characteristic of the dross 01
the Salvation Army male lt > his shirt
viihich i licry red and lettered as men
lioncd auoM' .
I'm ) girls are attired in plain black ant
wear ljuaker bonnuis. i'licy wear no
jewelry ol any du.-cnption whatsoever.
1111. lijJsl'U. AUMV.
This organi/-itipii : holds iu stirvices
which arc very similar to thoio of the
Salvation Army , in the old city hall build
| ng on Sixteenth and iarnam directs. A
tall , brawny Scotchman with ti basso
profundo voice luid a marked Gaelic ac
cent leads the services. The ( iospel Armj
goes in for quality , not quantity , in the
mutter ot iu audiences. Its services aru
not so largely attended as those in the
alvation Army barracks. Hut the
rowrts arc far more orderly and nion-
Tow Sating , SeereucKors , Gingham ! , Embroideries -
broideries , Laces , Hosiery.
Upon ToOIorrow Morning nt 8. 1 * .
Morse * Co.'fl The Finest Stocker
or Now Carpets nt S. P.
Morse At Ca' .
FREN'CII SATINS : Monday morning
wo will open at our dress goods counter
W pieces newest patterns in French
atins ; these goods are of our own direct
mportation from Paris and the designs
ro very rich. S. P. MOUSE & Co.
NEW SEERSUCKERS lOc ; wo will also
jpen 100 pieces new spring seersucker
crinkles the latest efl'oct in illuminated.
tripes that wo can recommend as being
jxccllent value for 10 cents a yard.
S. P. Mousr. & Co.
NEW GINGHAMS lOc : wo imported
50 pieces ot now Scotch plaid ginghams
hat are regularly sold at wholesale at
20 cents a yard. Being a direct importa-
ion of our own wo can oiler them at the
ow prices of 16 cents.
S. P. Mousi : & Co.
NEW EMBROIDERIES ; our now em-
iroideries are without question the best
latterns to bo seen in Omaha ; they were
ordered from St. Gallon , Switzerland ,
lirecf ami CAch pattern carefully selected
> y Mrs. Kclleratrauss.
S. P. Moitsn & Co.
NEW RIBBONS ; wo have received our
entire spring stock of newest shades in
our super quality satin libbotis at the
owcst prices.
Our Mr. Bisboo paid a visit to Now
York ami Philadelphia last month for
.he express purpose of securing the latest
novelties and
n Bed } * Brus els , Damask , Ingrains ,
, loyal Wilton , Axminislcr and Moquutto
Carpets , and as the result of his visit we
are Iho firsl in Iho market with
When you are about to purchase , a few
ninulcs time spout examining our stock
will convince 3011 thai our patterns are
not only the
aut fully equal to any shown by the large
iiouscs in eastern cities , whoever they
may bo. The same
for which our dry goods departments are
celebrated extend to our carpet depart-
n.cnt , and those who pass us by when
making purchases commit an error that
is as detrimental to their interests as lo
ours. S. P. MORSE & CO.
Miss Kybi Lummis , who has been visit
ing in the family of her uncle , J. U Har
ris , has returned to her home in Perry ,
Iowa. Mis Lnnimio made several in
vestments through the .Harris & Harris
real estate linn while hero.
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