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THIS OaiAJTA DAILY HBKt SUNDAY , JANUA11Y 17 , 18P7.
BAND OF BAD MEN ARRESTED
Would Bob All ornately Eallrcad Depots and
CAPTURE MADE BV RAILROAD DETECTIVES
AVnH I he KIHil of Their Oprr-
ntliiiii , nnil Tlif > - llnvo llccti
rurniicil liy < iivoi'iuin'iit
"I guess wn'll bo ahlo to put thcso fel
lows where they won't bo bothered by the
next presidential election , and It won't
make any difference to them whether a gold
or silver man la elected , " nald Chief Canada
of the Union Pacific's special service de
partment yesterday , In Bpcaldng of llio
nrrcst of four men that have been sought
by the secret service officials of the govern
ment , of the Rock Island , the Union Pacific ,
the Santa Fo and the Missouri Pacific rail
road companies during the past year.
During the past week the detectives of
Iho government and of the railroad com
panies that have suffered from the depre
dations of the band have succeeded In
capturing nt different times nil four mem
bers of a band of robbers who have paid
frequent visits to the remote postofllccs and
the small way stations In Pottawatomlo
county , Kansas , throughout the year Just
panned , and especially during the past six
months. The iron now under arrest are :
Ocorgo Gordon , alias John Crawford ; II. B.
Kstelle , alias R. B. How ; James Adams and
Richard Lowry. The last two are con
sidered the ringleaders of the gang. They
have Just been arrested together by the
railroad detectives at a point six miles
north of Belleville , Kan. The quartet Is
now conflnnl In the Jail nt Topeka , and will
bo tried at the next term of the United
States court there.
During the past year over a dozen safes
of the railroad companies mentioned have
been blown open. The stations attacked
liavo usually been those where no night
operator Is emoployed. The robberies have
taken place at night and the men who did
the work would return to Kansas City and
remain there during the day. The railroad
detectives would bo set to work on the
cases , and then a small postofllco would bo
broken Into nnd the government officials
would endeavor to run the robbers down.
Among the ticket offices robbed those that
lost the most were at Blalno , Lconards-
vllle. St. George and Garrison. On Thanks
giving day the Union Pacllc detectives ar-
rcslod Adams and Lowry for the St. George
robbery , but evidence was lacking and the
mi-n were discharged. On January 5 the
ticket office at Clifton was robbed , and for
this the railroad company will be nblo to
hold the men now under arrest.
All railroads through the eastern and cen
tral portions of Kansas have suffered from
the visits of the members of this gang , and
It Is believed that all of the robberies may
now bo directly triced to them. The ar
rest of all four members Is regarded In rail
way circles as. ono ol the most Important
that han taken place for a long time , and It
Is thought that the burglaries of small
ticket offices nnd postolllces will now cease
( iriinil Iilniiit Itonil.
ST. LOl'IS , Jan. 1C. On application of
trustees nnd purchaser at the foreclosure
sale , an order was entered hero today by
United States Circuit Judge Sanhorn , In
chambers , affirming the sale of the prop
erties of the St. Joseph & Grand Island.
which was made on December 23 , 1800. The
purchaser Is required to complete his bid
and Is authorized to take the property from
the possession of the receivers on March 1
l.OHITN Grilll ! HlllCH ( O lll > 1'llMt.
ST. LOUIS , Jan. 1C. St. Louis lines an
nounce a rate on grain from East St. Louis
to Newport News of 14 % cents. This Is a
reduction of G'Xi cents , the previous rate
being 20 cents. The rate from Nebraska
City to East St. Louis Is 12 cents nnd to
Chicago 17 cents , thus giving St. Louis a
differential over Chicago of G cents.
iy > tM t uitil IVrMi > nnl .
General Solicitor Kelly of thn Union Pacific
is In St. Louis oni n legal errand.
Traveling Passenger Agent Duxbury of the
Baltimore & Ohio Is In the city.
F. 11. Krwkey , commercial agent of the
Lettish Valley , Is In town from Kansas
Traveling Passenger Agent Morrlsscy of
the Illinois Central goes to St. Louis today.
From there ho will lul e a western turn
through Denver and Salt Lake City.
The railroads In Nebraska and Kansas will
make a rate of one and one-third regular
faro for the round trip for the convention of
the Woodmen of the World , at Lincoln.
February 2-4 , from all points In thefco two
The Missouri Pacific's "Nebraska Limited"
train was four hours late yesterday after
noon , not arriving hi this city until 5 o'clock.
The cause of the ui.usuul delay was the
wreck of n freight train nt Huron , Kan. ,
the derailed freight cars obstructing the main
Donald McLean , the man who sa > o ho has
$22,000.000 In his Inaldo pocket with which
to build a transcontinental rnllroad from
O'Neill , Neb. , to San Francisco , was In the
cly ! Friday enroute to Salt Lake City. He
again remarked that liU great transcon
tinental rallioad was a sure thing and would
bo built during the coming summer.
Chairman Caldwcll of the Western Pas-
Rt-nger assoclrtlon has Issued nn edict that all
cnstbound trnrsatlantlc travel from St. Paul
and Minneapolis shall bo routed via the
Rock Inland and the Wisconsin Central lines
until January 31 , us those roads are some
what behind the others Iu thu percentage of
Hiram C. Plculell , commercial agent of the
Ilaltlnioro & Ohio In this city , has just re
ceived an limitation for Omaha traveling
salesmen from W. N. Mitchell , commercial
freight uncut of the same road , at Atlanta ,
On. The latter has Iltte.il up a special room
with desks , stntlcr.try and nenupapors from
nil over the country for the convenience of
C. I' ' ' . Harwell of Oil City , Pa. , has Just
filed a pel't ' on with Governor Hastings for a
wilt of quo \vi\rranto against thu Buffalo ,
Rochester & I'lttshurg railroad to revoke
Ita charter The applicant prays for .the
will to Imnilro by what authority the tom-
pany engages In mining coal And manu
facturing ei-lce where the legislature and
btato laws pi'esed In pursuance thereof for
bid any.rallic.ad company Incorporated under
the provisions of the legislation of 1S74 from
engaging in any manufacturing or mining
busliu'es or nny other except the transporta
tion ot commodltlis.
Injureil In a Sen Hit- .
Carl M-THclielin , n boy 12 years of age ,
residing with his patents at JCL'j Locust
tUri'Ot , mot xvlth an nceldent last Thiini-
duy that Is likely to prove fatal. Carl
nnd a number of other buys weio playing
flllcil with sores , largo
lumps formed uii my
nook , nnd n horrible
ulcer brolco out on my law , says
ilr.O. ILElbert Yliort'sTdesntcor.
22il St. nnd Avuntio N. , Galvfston ,
Texas , no vrns three times pro
nounced cured by prominent phy-
bicinns , but the dreadful dlsenso nl-
ways returned ; ho was then told that
out , nntl ho was in a sad plight ,
After taking ono bottle of B. 8. 8.
ho began to improve and two dozen
him completely ,
BO that for more
lias had no sign
of the disease.
Hook on the dlioaio auil It * treatment malted
ftto bjr Bnllt tiptolflu Co , AtUnU , Oft.
around I.lndlcy'A barber nhop on Sherman
nvpnuo , nnd In a nouflle with Ohnncj
Harnard , Cnrl wai thrown to tlfo * ld
walk , hla hcnd MrlkliiR nunlnst thn curb.
The force of the blow rendered him tin
wmdcloua. nnd It N fen rod that liln brain
MASS MIITIM. or I.AIIOHIMI MK.V.
.SncnUrr Shown llrl.-lly ( InCuoil I ! < -
miltN tit OrKiuil/Mtltin.
Jstncn Wood , Rcnoral organizer of the
Cltsflfmakcrn' International union , wan thr
principal speaker at the meeting of organized
and unorganized laboring men at Ldbor
tcmplo lust evening. Them WAS not n
large attendance , but thcso who were preoenl
were entertained. Instructed and doubttons
encouraged In the work of trades unlono
by the address of the vtiltor. He Is a
Kooil speaker , and hat ) an abundance of
facia and flgurrs at hU tongue's end.
Among other things , ho said : "Tho wor't
of trades unions la the Ymly form by which
wo may better our condition nnd master the
situation that confronts uj. There nro to
day 23,000,000 wage camera In the United
States. A umall part of these arc organ
ized Into trades , unlona. Those who nro
organized have accomplished much for the
betterment of labor within the prat eight
years. Every member of every trades
union ahould coretltuto hltnaclf Into a gen
eral organizer , nnd carry Ills missionary work
Into the homes of the unorganized working-
men. There arc today less than 900.000 men
and women In the United States members
of the trades unions. When I toll you
that ono trades union baa succeeded In
shortening the working day fiom nlxtccn
to eight lioura for 27,000 members ; that an
other , the carpenters , has In 4S2 cltlci ic-
duccd the working 'hours from ten , eleven
and twelve , to nine hours per day , and In
sixty-two other cities to eight hours a day ,
you can sec some of the benefits that accrue
from such organization. These reductions
of working hours , moreover , have been ac
companied by nn Increase. In wages , ranging
from 10 to (55 ( per cent.
"Organlred labor should associate moro
with unorganized labor , and work unceas
ingly to strengthen the movement. I am an
optimist. I believe the world Is growing
better , and that the conditions surrounding
labor are constantly Improving. I believe ,
too , that trades unionism will so advance
during the coming decade that Its effect on
the country will bo great and bcnencl.il. "
The other speakers were Harry K. Beaten ,
president of the Omaha Central Labor uiflon ,
and August Dccrmnn of the Tailors' union ,
TO STUDY TIIK CONSTITUTION.
Outline of tlip Kiilnri > Work of Iho
The regular meeting of the Unity club for
the study of American constitutional history
for January 18 has boon postponed for ono
week to January 25. Special features are
promised for that evening In a paper to be
presented by ono of the professors of his
tory of the State university , announcement
of which will bo made later.
The club enters upon a new phase of the
subject , beginning with Itc next meeting the
study of the constitution Itself and Its de
velopment and Interpretation by the states
men and Jurists of the naWon. Among the
subjects to bo treated by special papers are :
"Tho Federal Idea , " by C. S. Elgutter ; "The
Ulcamoral System. " by W. D. Ilcckett ; "Tho
Presidency , " by Ben narrows ; "The Early
Judiciary , " by W. A. Foster ; "The American
Speakershlp , " by Charl < > rf C. Rngow.iter ;
"John Marshall and HU Contributions to
Federnllsm , " by Guy H. C. Reed ; " "The Ju
dicial Power of Annulling Statutes. " by
Judge W. I ) . McIIueh ; "Tendencies Toward
Centralization Since the War , " by W. O.
Gilbert ; "History of the Doctrines of Stale
Supremacy , " by James IJ. Sheean , and
Students Interested In the constitutional
history of tno United States nro finding the
meetings of the club held at the public li
brary building of great Interest. The li
brary authorities have set asldo an alcove
for consulMng the text books and authori
ties used by the club. The coming meetings
will undoubtedly bo well attended under
AII.MV AMI SAW I.VSTAIIATIO.\ .
l-'ort Crook Ilic * Si-i-iio of n llrllllniit
The officers of the Regular Army and Navy
union were Installed at Fort Crook last
Wednesday evening by Deputy National Com
mander Davis. After the Installation Colonel
Patterson , commanding the Twenty-second
Infantry , having been elected an honorary
ircmbcr , was presented wl'.h a gold badge
and lapel button of the union. Mr. Davis
made the presentation In behalf .of the
members of the union , to which Col
onel Patterson responded in qulto a speech ,
tlunklng them for the honor conferred , and
promising to do all ho could to promote
the Interests of the order In the future.
After the presentation the audlenco was
entertained by Past National Commander
Da\ls with about twenty selections on the
Ilorllncr gramophone , nfter which the an
nual ball opened by sixty couples starting in
( he grand march , under the leadership of
Prof. Oayncr of Omaha.
Refreshments wcro served at 12 o'clock
and dancing was continued until 2 In the
Din-ant Firemen Dniu-c.
The mask ball given by the Durant Fire
department at Washington hall last nlRht
drew a largo attendance. There wcro fully
100 members and friends of the old or a'nl-
s-.atlon present at midnight. Kxcellent
muslu was provided , and everything WIIH
done bv the committee bavins the affair
In c'lmrgo to make the dance a. most cn-
joyablo one. A program of sixteen dances
formed Hie prlnclp.il amus-oment of fno
evening , which was later completed by
refreshments served 111 the ordinary. The
mittee was comiioied of ISdward Marncll ,
.1 Cielghton. William Grlpli , Albert Mohr.
Wllllnin Holian , Thomas Dillon nnd C. ilo-
Don III nt MI-M. Cnricnr. | .
Mm C. Ij. Carpenter died very suddenly
yoHtcrdny afternoon at her home , 1S2I North
Twenty-ninth stret , of i-nralysls of the
bowrls. Deceased was born In I3cnd county ,
Illinois , on .Uine 9 , 1SJ3. She came to Onia.ia
In April. ISM. where she has since resided.
In addition to her aged husband she leaves
seven sons , Isaac W , , Oeorge C. , J Flank ,
.lames A. and William O. . who are well
known business men of this rltyj Charles
p. , who resides at Marcngo , 111. , and Archi
bald W. , tliu youiiKCdt , who Is a student
nt Cornell university
1'KHS.OX.YI , I'AHAUHAPIIS.
Sol Lcderman , Chicago , Is at the Mercer.
C. II. Walker , Chicago , Is stopping at the
Leo M. Shellbcrgor , Portland , Ore. , lo at
S.imuel autinau and -wife , DCS Molucs , are
H. I. Turner and wife , Rawllns , Wyo , . are
tn the city.
George J. Coddlngton , Fremont , la a iuest
of the Mercer.
15. L. D. Voorhces , Lincoln , Is registered
at the Hurkcr. "
Mr. Joseph Ilocliharin and wife , St. Paul ,
are In the city.
W. T. Dlxoii and wife , St. Louln , came to
Oimilm last night. -
0. C. Wllkuaa , Philadelphia , Pa. , Is stop
ping nt the Ilarkor.
Roy F. Colllflowcr , Missouri Valley , Is
registered at the Harker.
J. J. Metzgcr , Richmond , Iml. , 1ms hla
autograph on the Darker register.
John II. Holmbuclicr , an extensive nail
manufacturer at St. Louis , U In the city.
Mrs. W. n. PoddrUge , St. I.oulu , U spend
ing Sunday In Omahu with her 1.011 , P. I ) .
T. K. Scdgwlck , editor of the York Times ,
It In tbo city , having Just returned from -a
trip to Sioux City.
H. C. Kehm and W. P. Drazlor , Chicago ,
traveling freight agent * ot the Illinois
Central , oreIn the city.
John Oilman , Worcester , Mass. . publisher
of the United States Kami , Hotel and Rail
road Resistor , Is In the city.
Nebraskaua at the hotels : B. C. Bmlth
and 0. A. Slgapoor , Fremont ; H. R , Mur
phy , O'Neill ; John ( Jharr , Klmball ; J , 11
Wallacu , Falrbury ,
Robert Vlorllng , vlco preeldont of ( he
Paxton & VIorllns Iron works , U In the
city for the purpose of attending the annual
meeting ot that company.
5 AMUSEMENTS. |
& & # HlH 3HH ! Hi !
The engagements of Olay Clement In
Omaha arc always too short to fulfill the
desires of his friends who have fallen hope-
lc sly In love with that flower of German
chivalry , the Uaron Franz Victor von Ho-
hcnstauffcn , nnd wish to sco as much cf
him LO pcsslblc. It Is probahlc , however ,
that the engagements are qulto long enough
for Mr. Clement himself , In view of the fact
that they are among the lecat profltahlo
financially that ho plays anywhere. Just
why It la that this really ndmlrablo artUt
fulls of more general appreciation In Omaha
Is not easy to umleiataud. Those who go
to see him , half filling the house , wax en
thusiastic before they leave , and probably
go again , and very llkoly tell their friends
that a good thing la at hand. Uut the audi
ences remain aubstantlally the same In size ,
or only grow at a rate which would have
to bo maintained beyond the apan of Mr.
Clrmcnt'a probable long life to bring the
business to a remunerative standard.
The refined and artistically beautiful per
formance of Mr. Clement In his own play ,
"Tho New Dominion , " has been often cele
brated In these columns. Renewed famili
arity with It only strengthens the conviction
that this Is among the most worthy offer
ings which the American stage holds at
present. I-a.it night Mr. Clement dropped
the dialect and the meln of comedy and
presented , for the first time In Omaha , his
conception of the conscience-haunted burgo
master , Mathlas , In "The Hells. "
It Is held by many that this gruesome
study of morbid psychology has no legiti
mate place on the stage and no valid cxcuno
for continued being. Such a conclusion U
not berne out by facts. Henry Irving has
established the play In a position which
It will hold until his name Is no longer
connected with It , and surely It will not
bo without excuse for keeping the boards
so long as Mr. Clement plays Mathlaa with
the force and dignity which characterize his
efforts at present. But It Is not a thing
which the majority of the theater-going
public wants to see , and It Is probable that
beyond demonstrating a certain amount of
versatility In Mr. Clement It will confer
but small benefit cither on him or on the
public. As Baron Hohcnstauftcn ho Is ao
good that there Is none better. He Is unique
after his kind. As Mathlas , big , lobust ,
phlegmatic , his performance , good as It un
questionably Is , nnd abounding in Hashes of
real genius , yet as a whole Is not what If
ho had done nothing else would stamp him
as an actor of transccndant ability. It Is all
apparently a matter of temperament. Mr.
Clement would make a very bad Impression
In old women's parts , although he has played
them with some degree of success at an
caillci ) period of his career ; he la a Mathlaa
which n dozen others could be as well ; anil
he Is a Baron Hohcnstauffen which no one
cl.5O could be at all.
His company , on the contrary , well ns It
Is adapted to the needs of "Tho Now Do
minion. " Is oven more advantageously cast
In "Tho Bells. " There H no part In the
latter play for Miss Kenwyn , which Is one
more decided objection to It. But mo = > t of
the others have roles entirely congenial to
them , which they fill with much credit to
themselves and pleasure to the audience.
M1&3 IJalnbrldgc Ls a most attractive pic
ture In the tawny hair of Annette , and
Miss Gardner Invests the soubrette part of
Sozel with an Importance quite new to It ,
and as she plays It , altogether refreshing. Mr.
Macy Is a manly and handsome Christian ,
and MCBSIS. Craig and Dcrry. as Walter and
Hano , supply the greater part of the comedy
bu.3lnc.sa which In Mr. Clement's presenta
tion Is festered and strengthened and used
as an efficient foil to the somber develop
ment of the main story. Mr. Dcrry In par
ticular exhibits a makeup that Is not far
short of a masterpiece. Mr. Mock read the
Judge's lines , with excellent effect.
The scenic Investiture of Mr. Clement's
production of "Tho Ilclla" Is all that could
bo desired , the court room vision being
especially realistic and the Interior sots well
conceived and admirably executed.
In taking leave of Mr. Clement for the
third time one does not venture to promise
him adequate business on the occasion of
his next return ; but ono hopes that return
may not be long deferred. And If In his
wisdom he shall decide to leave poor Ma
thlas to his remorse and to the hands of
others , there arc many hereabouts who will
not repine If so be a certain botanizing
baron Is yet spared to them In the perfection
of his lovable character.
The Crclghton theater orchestra , under the
always efficient leadership of Franz Adel-
mann , will present the following program
at both performances today nnd during the
Emily Danckcr engagement :
Overture Raymond ThomnH
Wnllz Dream of the Ocean Gung'l
Hchoes from the Metropolitan Opera
The Forgo In the Forest Mlchaclis
. At Night , adagio : b. Hy the Hroolt. al
legro vivace ; c. I'rnyor , adagio ; d. The
Forgo , tempo dl polka.
March Uln Hoch dem Baron von IIo-
Prof. John Reynolds has been a familiar
figure In all the larger communities of this
country for years. Ho Is not unknown In
Omaha , having appeared hero at Intervals
tlmo out of mind. Those who have felt the
spell of the strange Influence which he
exerts over certain minds tell marvelous
stories of their sensations while the power
Is on them , but they do yet more marvelous
things at such times , In the eyes of all
men , nnd their actions speak louder than
their words. Others , Including the greater
part of the public for ho docs not claim
to be able to Influence more than one In ten
of the common run of humanity when they
look at him see a very little man of vigorous
middle age. whoso gray eyes , ordinary mild
and kindly , can upon occasion take on a
meet ominous mien and bore llko gimlets
Into a soul not glorified by a will strong
enough to resist their encroachments.
Prof. Reynolds will continue his demon
strations at Crcighton hall all this week.
Invent * .
Hal Rcld'a latest play , "Human
Hearts" Is to be presented at Boyd'fl
for four nights , commencing with a matinee
The play has been ono of the season's or-
tlUlc as well as financial successes. The
production Is direct from Mr. Miner's Now
York theater , nnd the same care has been
taken iu organizing the "Human Hearts"
company at1 Is characteristic with all of Mr.
Miner's attractions. A glance at the list
of artists with the company Is a sufficient
guaranty of what may bo expected. Iho
cast Includes Hal Held , the author , Uertha
Boll \Vestbrook , Walter O. Horton , Edward
O. Rlslcy , William II. Smedlcy , Charles For-
riuter. Gerard Anderson , Herbert Prior ,
Efllo Pearl , Nellie Matkcll , Hope Forrester ,
Little Kills and Edwin Smedlcy.v
The story of "A Divorce Cure , " the now
comedy | n which Emily Uanckcr will ho
seen at the Crclghton for four nights , coni-
nu'iiclng with n popular price matinee to
day , is said to be highly entertaining
throughout and continuously mirth-provok
ing. Alexander Clssom. cosmopolite , six
and forty. , polished , of quiet tastes and pro
nounced literary predilection and raoro pas-
Elonately fond of his pretty young brldo than
ovtm ho himself believes , has permitted
himself to become engroaied -writing a
novel , Whllo thua absorbed ho uncon
sciously becomes Indifferent and neglectful
toward his youthful wife.
Mrs , Alexander Clssom , a rplrltcd young
woman of 20 , sensitive and gay In tem
perament uml In love with her hand ome
liusbnnd , resents his Inattention. Seeking
solace for her wounded prIJc , ahe allows the
Vlcomto do Millemorts , young , Impulsive
and Ircpresrlonable , an Intlnnto friend of
: lie couple , to fall In love with her.
Through plot ami counterplot the
wily veteran finds his way back to h'.i ' pretty
bride's heart , the blaso young gallant prov
ing no match for him In the iip.mu In which n
woman's love Is the tale. ; It 1s a merry
content , ami numerous funny character ?
Iguro In It , A bargain matinee will bo given
It Is eald that no play of recent yeara hri
lira ted to much fivorallo comment ai Car-
non. " If go there It good reason for the
aver with which It has beer received , com-
blnlnc as It docs all the clcnunia that to
to make n great play. It Is dramatic , con
else , full of strong heart Interest and glvln
as It dors full scope for * picturesque Spnnta
stage settings , It fills 4hp cyo as well a
the sensibilities. ' -
ThO'-dHglnal story wa
written by Prosper Meflweo and Bizet uset
It for the libretto of Ills opera. Mies Mor
rliwn , It Is said , Is particularly well adapte
for the part of Carmen , being pretty , dark
full of flro and of graceful , llssomo figure
Her production of the play Is promised t
be marked by beautiful stage settings am
flno effects. Miss Morrison will appear at the
Crclghton for three nights , commencing
Thursday , January 21. A Saturday matlnct
will bo given.
The Corlnno Extravaganza company wll
present the big operatic extravaganza
"Hendrlck Hudson , Jr. , or the Discovery o
Columbus. " nt Boyd's for four nights , com
inencing Thursday , January 21.
The attraction at the Crelghton for four
nights , commencing with a matinee Sunday
January 24 , will bo Hopkins' Transoceanic
Star Specialty company , under the direction
of Robert Fulgora. The European novelties
which will bo Included In the- program are
the klnenmtographc. Rosle Rcndei , Juno
Snlrno and 'Horace ' W. F. Bcnncrs. Seats
will bo placed on sale Thursday , January 21 ,
Con T. Murphy of Chicago reached Omaha
Friday to take charge of the stage manage
ment of the opera. ' , 'Plnafore , " which IB to
be given Saturday evening , January 30 , al
the Crelghton by the Mendelssohn Chora'
society of Omaha , of which L. A. Torrens Is
musical director. Mr , Murphy Is stage man
ager of the Columbia theater of Chicago
and Is considered one of the best In his
line In thp country , having brought oui
Jessie Bortlctt Davis when she first ap
peared on the stage. The cast of the opera
"Pinaforo" Includes some of Omaha's moil
prominent sincere , ' as follows : Sir Joseph
Porter , Luclcn B. Copeland , Captain Cor
coran , Luther II. Tate. Ralph Hockstraw ,
Dan H. Wheeler , Jr. , Dick Deadeyc. C. D.
Haverstock , Bill Botntay , Joseph M. Bald-
rlge. Deb Docket , William S. Robinson ,
Josephine , Jessie Adele OIcklnson-Hcbe. Mrs.
G. W. Johnston , Little Buttercup , Helen L.
Hoagland , assisted by a chorus of 100 ol
Omaha's best voices and an orchestra oi
twenty-flvo pieces. The proceeds of the en
tertainment go to charity.
Thomas W. Kccno Is nn early attraction at
Mrs. JcnnloVortz Is widely known In
Omaha and the vicinity ns n most efficient
promoter and manager of amateur theatricals
nnd spectacular productions. She has been
specially successful In the organization of en
tertainments In which children are con
cerned. When , therefore , she announces that
the Impending benefit performance called
"Elma in Fairyland , " for the Children's
homo , will be the most elaborate children's
entertainment ever given hero the words
carry more than ordinary weight.
"Elma In Fairyland"lll bo presented at
Boyd's theater on the night of Saturday ,
February 27. The cast of characters Includes
the Fairy Queen , Puck , Klma. Moonbeam
and about 100 fairies , elves and other super
natural folk. Specially designed calcium ef
fects are expected to add beauty to the spec
tacle , which will be prodifced under Mrs.
Wcrtz' Immediate supervision. Among the
new features which she will Introduce Is
the so-called "Amber Dr.ltl , " which will be
shown for the first tlmp in Omaha.
At the Nebraska Mjtisic'hall during the
coming week the mamj'gomcnt claims to be
about to present the banner show of the
season. It will Includp the Dayton sisters.
In songs nnd dances ; Andy Adams , bones
solnlst ; Bertha King and. Eflle Norrls , In
living pictures ; Tom Ildrille , an acrobat ;
Milt Peck , In black-face : . May Cameron , vo
calist ; the soubrette , Mamie Peck ; Zrenyl ,
the equilibrist , and Hobcpt J , Maurice , com
edian and specialty artist.
Tomorrow evening W. T. Taber will give a
farewell concert at the First Congregational
church. Mr. Taber has occupied the first
place In public esteem as a local organist ,
and has done more for the development of
an appreciation of organ music than anyone
else who has ever lived In Omaha. He has
given numerous free organ recitals , and It
will bo Interesting to notice how the peopKj
who have attended and enjoyed hla free
concerts will attend oivo that Is for pay. It
will certainly bo a credit to them If they
throng to the church , filling even the aisles
and adjoining Sunday acliool room. The
organ upon which Mr. Taber Is to play was
built accoidtng to his specifications and
plans , and his judgment and coed taste are
constantly displayed by Its great beauty of
tone. For some years after It was built Mr.
Taber was tlo regular organist of the
church , nnd gaVe frequent public recltala.
U Is aald that at ono time the collections
were largo enough to make It worth whllo
for the church and the organist to carry
on the parti crshlp , but such a condition did
not last long. Mr. Taber has done the moat
of his work In this city gratis , or so nearly
so that It might as well have been. It Is
certainly proper that the hundreds of people
who have been entertained and Instructed
by him slu.bld gather to do him honor , as
ho Is about to close hla residence and his
work In this city.
Mr. Taber will bo assisted In his concert by
Mr. Hans Albert , violinist , W. S. McCune.
baritone , nnd by Mi\ Homer Moore
* * *
The musicians set a good example by their
presence at Mr. Eddy's concert , and fortified
their position In the eyes of the public for
there are plenty who would llko to pay :
The musicians do not patronize the per
formances that are given here ; why should
we ? " The writer has been careful to ob
serve the musicians at the concerts given
during the last three months , and no fault
can bo found with their attendance. Those
present at Mr. '
Eddy's concert were as fol
lows : Mrs. Cotton , JIIss Terry , Messrs.
Gahm , Albert , Torrcus and Jones , organ
ists ; Mm Ford. Miss Cunningham , Miss
Bolter , Messrs. Taber , Allen and Schenck
eurely a gooJ showing. t There may have
been others who escaped the writer's
search. If the musicians did not patronize
the concerts given hero they would have lit
tle right to blame the unmusically public
for following their example , if they re
mained at homo they tvoulft hardly be In a
position to advUo their pupils to go , or to
reprimand them for not going.
IJeHdcfl , at this longitude , with the few
opportunities for comlugln , > iontact with the
great murlc world , thojmislclan needs , more
than any ono else , to * take advantage of
every chance that Is prosi'tited to add to his
store of knowledge , amfto feed the smolder
ing flro ot his own InsntratlDn. The playing
or singing of a great artist Is to him as
food to the hungry , ll * musical nature
grown by It , and ho come flout stronger and
better fitted to do battle \\tai his hosts , who ,
by their lethargy , Indo [ ice , thoughtless
nesa and Ignorance , uink the development
of his art n matter of w < real cat dllflculty.
Let tbo musician stay homo and mini-
nato the stale memories whcn ho was In
Europe or New York or Chicago , and ho
dooms himself to plod along In the well-
worn track , of little use , to Jihnseir and le-su
to the community In , vhlch ho lives. Ho
ceases to bo a Jiving force for the advance
ment of his art. It Is nil giving out with
him and soon ho Is behind the times. He
must pause did talie on nu-iV Ideas and new
enthusiasm and It docs his town more good
If ho doej this by pationlzlng home per-
formancoo than If ho eaves hla money by
staying at home from them and goes to
some other town and spends It ,
.Muitclannhlp is an accumulation of
Ideas and feelings , The earnest miulclan U
a force in hli community. Ho molds the
wills and ilralroj of his associates , and ,
through them , of the public. Ho ahould be
a eort of artistic conscience In the commu
nity , approving anil encouraging that which
la for good tind disapproving and discoura
ging that which l for had. Ho should he
ever'present and over powerful. Public In
terest b madeup of private enthusiasms ,
anil enthusiasm U contagious. The great
work of the muclclan In Ihli country and Iu
tlili city Is to create and develop public In
tercut In musical matters , until a Just appre
ciation of the rightful place In and true
Made to Your Order From Fabrics
Worth Nearly Twice
as Much ,
Many men after examining the quality of the cloth the trimming's and workmanship
of the garments we offer at this tempting price seem very much puzzled and want to Icnow
how we can afford to do it ,
There's no secret about it ; it's our method of cleaning up several thousand yards of
surplus stock between seasons. It's our aim to carry over as little stock as possible froiw
one season to another.
True , we lose many dollars by this method but in return we gain several hundred
friends who become permanent patrons.
They are our best advertisements ; they come back and bring their friends.
Our salesmen will be pleased to instruct you in the difference between "shoddy at de
ceptive cheapness" and first-class fabrics at moderate prices.
We've taken several hundred orders this week but the assortment is still large and
many more orders are required to reduce the stock to where we want it.
Such prices for made to order with
garments your guaranteed fit might well cause
you to hesitate before placing your order elsewhere.
Such prices cause the "Ready-Made Men" to get warm under the collar.
We mean to be generous with you. If we can't please you in every detail , we won't
take your money. Is that fair ? ,
value to our civilization shall bo the com
mon propelty of those who constitute the
H Is safe to say that the greatest musical
event of the present season will be the
concert given by the Omaha Musical society
at Creighton theater Monday "veiling ,
February 1. at whlcn Mine. Nordlca , Mine.
Scalchl and Messrs. Bcrthald , Dempscy and
Luckstono will appear. These great artists
liave worldwide reputations and will give a
performance equal to any to bo heard In
New York or any European city. Kvery one
la papular because he and she succeed In
pleasing the public. It U the public that
; .13 said that they are great. It Is the
public that has paid thousands of dollars
; o hear them. It was the public that pre
sented Mme. Nordlca at her last appearance
at the Metropolitan Opera house last season
with a triple crown of gold and Jewels
valued at thousands of dollars and an ova
tion the like of which was never accorded
to any other singer In that magnificent
temple of art. The public generally likes
a good thing when It actually comes In contact
with it but there Is such
tact , a stay-at-
lome tendency In this city that the manage
ment of the Musical society may be obliged
to give its concert by telephone In order
to secure listeners. Such provision Is
occasionally made for the lame and sick
who cannot go to church and who wish to
licar the service or sermon. So great an
event es the visit of these artists can hardly
'all to arouse great enthusiasm here , as It
lias and does elsewhere , and it Is the oppor
tunity of the year to sec and hear the most
famous and most honored singers who ever
crossed the Missouri river.
At the last quarterly meeting of the Omaha
Musical union thu following ofllccrs wcro
elected for the ensuing year : President , E.
J. Pat ton ; vice president , Franz Adclmann ;
secretary. Herman Rohrs ; recording Eccre-
ary , Kinil Hofmann ; treasurer , Julius Meyer.
The following constitute the board of di
rectors : F. M. Stclnhnuser , Julius Thlelc ,
Charles Eggers , Arthur Smith , Eddie Hof-
nann , Herman Schunkc , Isaac Kaufmann.
The Musical union Is an organization of
ho orchestral players In this city and Coun
cil Bluffs , and has for Its object the maln-
alnlng of the highest possible standard of
excellence as musicians and Instrumentalists )
imong Us members. Rigid examinations are
icld which must be successfully passed by
each applicant for membership In order to
; aln admittance. Orchestral music has been
mprovlng In public estimation this season ,
and the union Is willing and anxious to second
end all honest endeavors tending toward Its
irnmotlon. A number of new members havu
teen received during the last two months
nnd the musician's outlook Is decidedly en-
The Omaha Church Choral society will
glvo a concert February 4 In the First Con-
; regatlonal church for the benefit of the
Nebraska Children's Homo society. The
music will bo under the direction of Prof.
i. G. Kratz , who will bo aselsted by uomo
of the best musical talent of Omaha and
Council Bluffs. The object Is n moat worthy
mbllo charity. Some 240 dependent and or-
ilmn children have been placed In .families
luring the pant three years through the
gcncy of this society.
* * * .
Mr. Torrens Is pushing forward hie prep-
rations for performance of "Pinafore , "
o bo given Saturday evening , January 30.
t the Crelghton theater. Ho has engaged
Ir. C. T. Murphy of the Columbia theater ,
Chicago , as stage manager , and members of
ho company speak very highly of his abll-
ty , and prophcsy a flno performance. "Plna-
ofo < - ' 'is ono of Gilbert and Sullivan's moat
uerltorlous productions nnd has been nuns
vherever comic opera of the lighter order la
given. It Is alwayo popular and will doubt-
3 appeal to a largo audience. Mr. Tor-
ens' undertaking Is a good thing for the dc-
clopmcnt of the musical resourced In thin
Ity. Ho lias about him eomo of Its mc.it
aiented young * men and women and there ; /
ro full of enthusiasm over their work. That
s tha spirit v.hlch Insures success nnd It
lay aafely be predicted for them.
il ! > nn Kiilli'iiHc I'll.
The police received n call last night from
ho Salvation nrmy barracks on Davenport
iticct , Hinting t.mt n man had xuddenly
JCPII taken with an epileptic fit whlln
ttomlliiK tliu service * thoro. When tbo
tatrol wagon nrrlved ho had dliuppoiirfd.
\notlier call wan turned in half an hour
atcr fiom the Twentieth nnd Hartley street
aliway PDA IT home , The man , when
n'n to the Htatlon. nave the linmo of
lert Swlnlier , and lilt ) lurtldunco no 302. !
'ntirlcH titicet , Hu was locked up at the
QRRaa-Mrfl. Harriet , wlfo of the lain
Martin Qrefffr , died nt her residence , 42.)2 )
Durdntto Blrcot. The funeral services will
bo hell at the hotiio tomorrow afternoon
at 2 o'clock. Rev , Dr. Keir will olllclato.
Read the Testimonials Balow from Patients in the Various
Walks of Life.
An Investigation of Every Ctisc Invited Those Who Doubt Should
Write or Cull Unon These Witnesses.
Mr. ( ii-ornc .Spunkier IH ( lu cri-illt
limn for McCori ! . Itriuly .V : Co. , tlic
ivholi-NiiIc uroi'oi'M. Sii | < : iUlnA ; of Ills
relief nnil euro from I lie horrorM nf
ilyMH'i'Hln , lit * NII ? HI
"Ciilnrrli of ( lie Ktoiuarli ncnrly
riilncil my < llKr < lloit for Kovonil
year * . Almost Inviirlnlily after i-iic-
ln V I ivoulil IIIIMa dull , lu-nv > imlii
In ( InHtiiiuiioli mill IKHVI-IH , n H
Ilioiiuli flllfil up it till li-acl or iiiltl.v.
The fooil iMinlcl lit * on ( Innlomai'lt
l\ltlioiil illKcxIillir , viiiixlntr illscom-
forl , illHtri-HH ami ellen iiiiiixi-n. A
itiiiiilKM * of iiliy.slrlaiis tried In Iirlp
IMC , Illll 11(1111 * III' ( lll'IU HlTIIK'll III llIC
It , iiiidl I liiaii Midi DI-H. Copt-liunl
anil Mii-paril , anil < lu- > < - uril mi * . I
have IHVCIhail u HJKII of ( roiihli1
Hllll-L I tlllUlH-ll lilt * CIIIIIHIllllOlll tU < >
- - . "
yi-ai-H a BO.
A. SICK \VOMA\ .
MRS. JOSHPH FOI/T55. WKBl'IXG
Water. Neb. , writes :
"Something over four years ago a des
perate attack of grip nearly ruined my
health. I kept i mining down until I was
hulplcu.s and could scarcely get around
the house. 'My ' htomach and lurves WHO
In a wretched condition. I was worn out
by a lack of sleep and a slow starvation
for I could not eat. The heart was feeble ,
but at times * beat and pounded violently
against the che.it wall. I couldn't go up
Blairs without a smothering fooling. I
bad too. other troubles that so many
women suffer from. I suffered HO that I
thought I was losing my mind.
" / \ three months' courho with Dr . Copeland -
land and Sliejurd gave me a complete
cure , I gained seventeen pounds and am
iierfePtly well now. I can't begin to lull
how I am changed. "
Ilc-v. M. li- .1101(1In ( ac-dvc Hi
of ( he .11. 12. Hiuri'lieH of TalimiKi- anil
Urot-U , .Veil. , ni-llex ( o Dr
REV. McKKNIJIlKB mj MOTTI3.
" .Since eomliiK1 on ( of ( lie army In
I SO I I liail been Krendy alllli-li-il
tvltli eiiliirn < 'iinil ( anil illHiliieeiiient |
of ( he hi-ar ( , ivldi accompany \ K
-.veaUiiexH of Ilial orKiiii. Ill lali-r
yearn I have IIHII urenlly HiifTereil
from chronic cnlarrh. l.nxt ulner it
very nevere Mi'KneMH left me In an
extremely feehlu eonillllon nnil
wholly iindl for any -niirlc. After u
-oni'Ni ) liy mull itlth Dr. Slu-paril II
aJI'orilN mi ; Krrat pli-iiNiire In Male
Unit I Inn u found nuiHi relief a nil
NiihMliiiidnl beiiellt from hlM ( rrat-
meiil. .liy eiiNe niiH hnnilleilvlIi
cieelleiit .Iniluriiieiit anil nUIII , anil I
IIION ! heartily eiiiiiiiienil lrH. Copi-laiul
' mill Micpanl UN eon'rleoiiN , lioiinralile
| Keiilleinen , ( liiimiiKhl. . quaIllh-il UN
' HpeelallNfN In ( heir < 'honeii prof < * > i.
W1UTIJ TO Hits. COI'ni.AM ) AM )
.suii > Aitn Aiiorr vorit CASI : A.I : >
ASIC l-'Oll Til Kilt ruiJIJ ( JO.NSri.TA-
TION lll.A.MC TOR 1I0.1IIJ TRKAT-
ft itnn AT HOMU.
I'lilltiitVrllliiK for roiiHiiI-
nnil lleliiK Cured lit
MHS. VnKD JI. HANS , CltAWKOUD ,
Neb. , wife of the well known special agent
of the K. K. & M. V. railroad , \\HUa.
"It was a fortunate tiling for nn > that I
was Induced to urlto for your Consultation
Illunk. When t iccplvud It I Haw at oncy
that you would cmo mo If any ono could.
I feel BO well now that I know I am alwo-
Itilcly cured nnd Hindi permit you tn make
UBU of the faet acnrdliiKly. If people only
know what a shoit COUIHO with you would
do theif would be fuwer HiifferorH fiom
"My i-iiBo WUH n bad one , Htartlni ; , I
think , from neglpctod colds. Catarrh of
the lienil gave mi1 the usual nasal and
throat Hymptoms , with foul breath , head
aches and dl/zy np < lls. The catarrh
Hfcmod to KO down Into my IIIIHM mid
Htimmcli , giving mo n dry hacking uougli ,
paliw In the small of the back , cold hands
and fn't and Insomnia. I bad distress
after eating , n coated tonguu and frequent
palpltatlnn. I became weak , nervous and
low-spirited. When your first box of
im-dlelm-i ii-achcd mo I boffan IIHIIK | the
treatment icgularly , mid I was much better
ilKht away. After a short course with
you I can Piiy that I mnl nb.soluti ly cured ,
never having lelt hotter In my llfo before.
I sincerely Imptj that other aufforlnj , ' women
will try your treatment , for It has doneno
much for mo. "
O. S. SIIKI'AIU ) . M. 11. , ConaultlnB
W. II. < ; oi'iiA.M > , M. I ) . , 1'liyslnlnua ,
UOOMS .112 AND 313 NHW YORK MFB
IIUILDING. OMAHA. N10U.
Olllco lloura 9 to 11 u , in. ; 2 to S i > . in . Kvc-
enliiK - Wcdncsdayx and Haturaayu only-
( i to & Bun Jay , 10 to 12 .
I'rlranry , Secondary or Ter
tiary Itlootl 1'ulHon i > crnin
nnntly cured In 19 to 11,7
ilayB. You cnu to treated ot homo
for the same prlco under i mu
Cunrnnty. If you prefer to como hero wo will
contract to pay railroad faio end hotel blllj , anil
DO charge If wo fall to euro. If you have taken
mercury. Iodide IT BQ ORBBlP'IfD V POtnHh , nnd tlll hava
" V o D ' * ' * -11 dicH In mouth ,
Kore Throat , t'liiiplcM , Copper-Colored HpoJn , Ulcers on nny part of tbo body ,
Ilnlr or Kycbrtm-H millng out , it la this ILOU1 > i'OIBOJV that wo cuarauteo to
euro. We solicit the moil obMtluuto kinEr ) K3\Jr TUHC * CUMCW and
rlinllenso the world fora \MJrK.Klf 1 * > a t Osi wocuiiuot
euro. This dltcaso linilways Iianied the nUIIl of the mont eminent phyHlclmiH ,
HffOD.OOO capital behind our unconditional guaranty , Absolute iiroolVi tent ccalcd oa
a [ > pllc < .tlon.
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