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| AMUSEMENTS. |
The past week has easily been the premier
ono of the season In Omaha theatrical cir
cles , both from the standpoint of the public
And the box onico , With the single excep
tion of Tuesday night , when the parade
nnd the president's reception attracted the
attention of the people to a Into hour , all
of the amusement places have played to
audience * limited In size only by the ca
pacity of the houses.
At the Iloyd the opening performance of
the week Sunday matlnco and evening was
Primrose & Uockstadcrs minstrels , which
was the most elaborately staged minstrel
performance ever seen In the city. As
Htated at the time , the performance was'
an enjoyable one , though not by any means
BO good as thu two stellar lights are capable
of making It.
The most enjoyable evening that Omaha i
theatergoers have been favored with
nea on up to tbo present was Monday , when .
Henry Miller presented hla now piny , I
"Heartsease , " for Iho first time In this city.
The story of the play was sufliclently told ! i
at the tlmo nnd repetition Is needless. It | j
hag been staged with the utmost care and
elaborateness , both as to costumes and
scenic accessories. II carries a story which
is cleverly wrought out and containing less
of Improbable situations than Is usual even
in the productions of the most painstaking
authors. It Is particularly happy In Its
treatment of the last act. Antl climaxes
are extremely dinicult pieces of construc
tion. If made too strong they leave the
impression of being strained nnd If too weak
fall flat and destroy all the effect of what
lias gene before. In "Heartsease" It opens
with ono of the prettiest of sentiments
which Is a soothing balm to tense nerves
and the story Is ngatn carried forward to
n fitting finale.
In a drama so artistically and carefully
constructed as "Heartsease" It Is strange ,
however , that euch a little , though glowing
inaccuracy should appear as Is evident In
the second act. When Peter Padbury ap
pears and , In answer to .1 question , an
nounces that Eric's notes have oeen paid
by Lady Neville , ho exhibits the notes In
proot of the statement , when In reality his
possession of them Is the best evidence In
the world they have not been paid. Debtors
or those acting for them do not pay obli
gations and have the evidence of debt In
the possession of the creditor. | i
Of its production there Is no necessity to I
elaborate further than was done at the time.
Jt was In every way worthy of the magnifi I
cent audiences which witnessed It during
the thrco nights of Its stay.
The latter part of the week the familiar
entire. "A Texas Steer , " drew crowded
houses. It is the same "Texas Steer" seen
hero many times before and varying In no
material degree in its manner of presenta
The Trocadoro for Jubilee week had a
bill In every way worthy of the crowded
houses which It attracted. Of the numerous
good things of the attraction above all others
was Flo Irwln , with her coon songs. She
has but ono rival in that particular line
among those who visit Omaha at least and
that Is her sister , May. The program was
of unusual length , as well as excellence.
At the Crclghton the Woodward Stock
company put on an ambitious production ,
not so much so in the matter of dramatic
merit as some others previously attempted ,
but In the matter of number of people ro-
aulred and scenic accessories absolutely nec
essary. "Tho White Squadron" Is essen
tially a scenic drama , and for that reason Is
not generally essayed by companies unable
to utilize It tor longer than a week's run.
It proved a profitable venture , however.
Ono by ono the really great artists of the
dramatic profession are dropping Into vau
deville , the latest acquisition to the ranks
lebiK tbo noted tragedienne , Madame Janau-
schek. who will present a short sketch , sup-
Dortcd by Charles Kent. It is an adaptation
by Augustln Daly.
"A Milk White Flag. " which comes to the
Boyd today for four nights nnd Wednesday
natinoo. has for its central theme that unl-
voreal weakness love of a uniform. It pictures -
tures a military company of fifty olllcora
end ono private , with a colonel "whom
Napofeon resembled. " The officers have a
penchant for bracing and embracing. The
bar and the armory furnish all the bracing
required , while an exceptionally tempting lot
of pretty girls give opportunity for the other
oxcrclsc. It Is filled with bright songs and
happy hits , even the victims of which are j
compelled to laugh at. Hoyt considers it
ono of his best , if not his best farce , and it
has certainly been wonderfully successful. It
Js provided with elaborate stage settings.
A number of specialties are Interspersed
which are given credit wherever the com
pany has been this year for being very
A vaudeville bill with moro than an Eu
ropean Havor will ho the offering at the pop
ular Trocadcro at the usual weekly change
of program at today's matlnco. No less than
three distinct European acts are on the blir.
Langslow , the rlllo expert on the lofty wire ,
lias been specially engaged to introduce
his act of marksmanship while balancing
upon a slack wire. As a novelty nnd one
which proved a sensation In all the New
York houses Is the first appearance In this
city of Madame Vctter , the lady of the mys
terious ball , whoso net Is ono of profound
interest and simply uncxplalnablc. The third
Kuropean feature comes from Dellollls &
Volora , English jugglers. Foreign climes
do not como In for all of tbo good acts on the
bill , for this week Introduces Mr. Cllf Dean ,
nssisted by Miss Jose , in their satire on so
ciety's 400 , concluding with their original
nnd challenge cake walk and Ethiopian gyra
tions. Edward F. Heynard. the novelty vcn-
trllnqutst , Introducing six of the very latest
mechanical figures , including a cake walk
with a life-sized mechanical wench. The
original little Kamawara Japs , in their acrobatic
batic and equilibrist pastimes. BIDy Carter , I
the king of the banjo and black-faced mon-
ologulst : Dolllo Davenport , descriptive vo
calist , and Svor nnd Dovoe , in a bran now
comedy sketch entitled "The Arrival of the
Count , " and other features. The dally mat
inees will continue during the regular sea-
In Addition to Mme. Owens , the phrenologist
elegist , and Millie Martena and her wonder
ful den of poisonous reptiles , who have been
re.engaged for another week , tbo Wonderful
Theater presents this week In the curio hall
George Howard , the contortionist ; C. H.
* - Grother , the modern Hercules ; Clever Carrel -
| rol , the ventriloquist , , and KranV ; Woods , the
15,000 steam man , with the Illjou stage
filled by the Declalrrllles in their marble
etatuo act "The Sculptor's Dream. " In the
Vaudeville theater are Mao Mazelle , sons
and dance artist ; Will Howard , Broadway
ewell ; May Ward , vocalist ; 0. H. Grazla , }
champion trick banjo artist ; the Misses >
Korrls and Irving lu opera ; John Shannon
and Harry Osgaod as negro and Irish come- ,
V dlans , all concluding with a roaring farce.
There Is probably no theatrical star who
visits this city who has grown faster and I
firmer Into the affection of the best class ;
of playgoers than Clay Clement. Each
succeeding visit brings forth additional
number * ot idiulrcrs of this really excelI I
lent actor. Ho has been seen here In a
number of characters and has gained favor
In each one.Mr. . Clement's supporting
company Is reputed to be stronger this year
than on the occasion of any of bis previous
visits. Mr. Clement Is presenting and will
re.i-nt nn his coming appearance at Doyd's ,
beginning there October 20 , bis new romantic -
mantic comedy , "A Southern Gentleman , "
and also the ever popular "New Dominion. "
Since last season Mr. Clement has pruned
nnd polished "A Southern Gentleman , " and
his managed has provided u more expensive
nnd a most perfect playing company for
Mr. Clement's support. "A Southern Gen
tleman" Is classed as ono of those true
to life , sweetly Interesting , tenderly told
, stories and with all very amusing pictures
of American life , such as wo find In
Hearno's "Shore Acres , " Denman Thomp
son's "Old Homestead , " and Frank Mayo's
"Pudd'nhead Wilson. " The play Is being
' presented to largo and delighted audiences
wherever It appears this season , and Mr.
Clement's "General Joseph Carroll" of
South Carolina seems destined to become
ns popular as Is his "Haron Hoenstauffen , "
tbo entertaining gentleman from Germany.
Commencing with the matinee today the
Woodward Stock company at the Crelgbton
will present "Alabama , " the creation of
that clever author , Mr. Augustus
Thomas. A complete production Is
promised , nnd the Woodward company Is
certainly capable of giving It. Every de
tail will bo complete. The cast Is
as follows : Colonel Preston , an old planter ,
Frank K. Llndon ; Colonel Moberly , a relic
of the confederacy , Wlrson Knos ; Squire
Tucker , a Coosa county justice , Hal Davis ;
Captain Davenport , a northern railroad man ,
Frederick Montague ; Mr. Armstrong , his
nKcnt , Do Witt Clinton ; Lathrop Page , a
southern boy , Ulchard Tyson ; Raymond
Page , a party of business , Walter D. Greene ;
Decatur , an ante-be'.lum servant , Will Davis ;
Mrs. Page , a widow who thinks twice , Miss
Ilcrtha CrclRhton ; Mrs. Stockton , another
widow , Miss Gertrude lierkcley ; Carry Pres
ton , nn Alabama blossom , Miss Emma Dunn ;
Atlanta Moberly , Colonel Moberly's daugh
ter. Miss Inez Maeaulcy. The story of this
play is too well known to need n descrip
tion. Its beautiful1 southern sentiment nnd
northern enterprise are Interwoven by this
great playwright In such a manner that It
has pleased largo audiences for years. Next
week the Woodward company will present
a play entirely new In Omaha , "Northern
Lights , " which has enjoyed a long run In
New York and Chicago.
"A Trip to the Lakes" Is the- farce that
will close the performance this week at
Guilt's Concert Garden. Besides the new
comers , Harry Heckman and Allfe and
Babe Woods , Miss May Dayton will play
a return engagement , and the combined
strength of the company will bo seen In last
week's success , "Two Old Sports. " Taking
it altogether It will bo the most expensive
program yet presented by the management
of this popular resort.
On Tuesday evening at St. Phllotncna's
hall an Interesting entertainment will be
Klvcn for the benefit of St. Phllomena's
church. Prof. Rasgorshek , the eminent
magician , has been engaged for the occasion.
In addition a series of moving pictures Il
lustrative of the American navy , army and
portraits of prominent men taking part In
the late war will bo given.
Roland Heed , who has always been a fa-
vorlto In Omaha , will return next Sunday
for a short engagement.
nr the Midway.
The "Flying Lady , " which won early In
the sca ° on the approbation of exposition
visitors , has received a tremendous patron
age during the last week. The beautiful
"Liberty" Illusion , especially costumed for
Jublleo week , received tremendous applause
and made many new friends for this ex
The exposition Is drawing dally to an
end. So arc the LIbby Glass blowers and
they have had the honor of a visit from
IT.any of the distinguished guests to the
exposition , and all that now are about to
visit the exposition should surely visit
these works and carry homo a fine glass
tumbler or souvenir with their name en
graved upon them. Frco to all visiting
tbo Llbby. The glass neckties and that
glaos dress are still there.
The Ostrich Farm was not big enough to
hold the enormous crowds who wanted to i
see the birds the last week , so the man-
ngoment has had to Increase Its capacity.
The birds now ore all In full plumage ,
and it is certainly ono of the prettiest
sights over witnessed.
That popular member of the presidential
party , the Chinese minister to the United
States , saw for the first ) tirao optical Illu
sions as presctned at the Palace of Mys
teries , and evinced the greatest Interest , not
only in t'ho ' several shows , but also In the
performers , to whom ho propounded more
questions lu flvo minutes than they could
answer In a day. The minister was assured |
that no looking glasses were used In any of
the shows , but , like the citizens of a neigh
boring stare , it was necessary to "show"
him , In order to convince him , so ho was
Invited to Inspect the rather complicated
apparatus by which the marvelous "She"
Is produced nnd expressed profound admira
tion for the ingenuity which designed in.
"Lunette" surprised him even moro than ,
"She" and the "Dancing Girl" illusions and
whllo the manager disabused hm of the Idea .
that wires were used , the secret of the pro
duction was not Imparted to htm.
"Trilby Temple" has been the meeting
place for the elite of the city nnd all have
paid a high compliment for the refined man
ner In which the exhibition has been con
ducted. As an extra attraction for rho lobby
Mr. Lincoln has secured the celebrated violin
lin virtuoso , Mr. Robert Meyers , who Is
Justly called the "Boy Wonder , " He Is
engaged for a concert tour of the country |
at the close of the exposition. His technique
Is remarkable and his selections are al
ways roundly applauded. It Is a rare treat
for music lovers to hear him. Mr. Van Al-
styn accompanies him In n masterly man
ner on the piano and in tbo evening they
"make up" to represent Svcngall and "Lit
tle Blllle. "
It has been a very busy week in the
Streets of All Nations. Over 10,000 people
visited there on President's Any and most ;
of tbo notables favored the Streets with |
their presence or sent their regrets. A
special program had been arranged for their
entertainment , and those who failed to
como missed u treat , for It Is a continuous
round of pleasure and excitement from the
tlmo you enter this great place of enter
tainment until you have finished.
The Streets of Cairo with over 200 natives
of foreign rands has done a record breaking
business during the last week. Visitors
teemed to go wild over the court and thi--
atrlcal entertainments given lu the streets
and especially the wonderful performances
of the Kgyptlan dancing girls.
McConnell'a "Old Plantation. " with 162
colored darkles fresh from the south , with : (
all the original hoedown proclivities , has
pleased the multitudes of visitors during the : '
'Jubilee week to such a degree that they > j
return tbo second nnd third tlmo and then
send their friends. The theater has not
been half largo enough , but they have been
entertained by special sideshows In the dif
ferent cabins , without extra charge. Colonel
Tom Ryan , the oldest and best known
spieler nt the exposition , handles the visit
ors hero by the thousands.
The Scenic Railway has proved Itself the
I most popular place for pleasure nnd enter
! tainment ' at the exposition. Notwithstand
! ing ' the Increased equipment and facilities
> for carrying patscnger * . their trains have
been greatly overtaxed during Jublleo week.
j ] H Is estimated the total number of passen
gers for the week will run upwards of 100-
000. Over 12.000 were handled on Presi
dent's 'day , with a loss of two hours' tlmo
in repairing the dynamos. Had It uot
been " for this , 20,000 would have been
The Japanese Tea Garden nnd Curio Store
| are receiving throngs of visitors who are
crontly pleased with their kind treatment
bv the attendants.
t'lnyn nnil Plnycr * .
Dlxoy Is to tackle "Cyrano do Bergcrac"
In burlesmio form.
J. M. Darrlo Is to dramatize George Mere
dith's "Evan Harrington. "
"What Happened to Jones" has passed Us
100th performance In London.
Denman Thompson Is writing n third play
with Uncle Josh Whltcomb as the central
Fanny Davenport left jewelry of Iho vnluo
of $100.000. Also Mine tiling llko $500,000
worth of other property.
J. M. Barrie Is said to have received ? lf > 0-
000 royalties from "Tho Little Minister" ns
a play and novel up to the present season.
In 1ST2 Sarah Bcrnba'rdt was getting $40
a month at the Odcon. In the last tweuty-
fivc years since then she has received $2,500-
Undoubtedly the most mysterious , as well
, as the most thrilling scene in "Tho White
' Heather" Is the diving scene , where ,
owing to the ingenious mechanical
and electrical contrivances , the audience
sees not alone the two submarine divers
fully equipped with diving suits , bat
tling far below the surface of the deep , but
has also revealed myriads of deep-sea deni
zens , including schools of fishes , serpents
and other reptiles , In fact , all verities of sub-
There Is nn old saying to bo found In
a book which bears the reputation of being
an authority on all matters of wisdom , and
the saying goes something like this : "A
word fitly spoken Is llko apples of gold In
pictures of silver , " which bs lng brought
down to the parlance of modern days nnd
western people would bo something like this :
"Give to a man what he earns If you can ,
and if you can't , at least give htm a pleasant
It Is too bad that the tendency of west
ern people Is to Ignore music. There is
nothing which tends to uplift , ennoble and
elevate a community more than music
Thousands of people can appreciate and enJoy -
Joy a good musical composition well ren
dered who could not tell the difference be
tween nn original painting and chroma
copy. Painting and sculpture are great
arts and literature demands for Its ap
preciation an Intelligent understanding.
Music Is nearer to the hearts of the people
than any of fheso other branches of art
and still It seldom happens that popular
subscriptions for the cause of music or In
the Interest of Its development are organ
ized. When a person wants a reception to
be a distinct success the first requisite Is
a good orchestra. When politicians want to
please a crowd which has gathered to hear
the speeches they always make an effort
to secure the best band obtainable.
Churches arc unsuccessful without a good
The general public knows of Handel ,
Haydn. Beethoven , Mozart , Chopin , Wagner ,
Rubinstein. Verdi , Padcrewskl nnd hosts of
others whose brows have been crowned with
laurels In the world of music , but what does
the public know of the great painters , the
eminent sculptors and famous literati ? And
yet by some strange Inconsistency libraries
are built and art galleries are to bo found
In profusion , but It Is not often that music
finds a homo which Is all Its own. When
the millennium dawns It will bo found that
every city possesses a magnificent audi
torium and every state supports the great
art of music by a liberal appropriation. It
is useless to deny its tremendous power.
H is truly first In war , first In peace and
first In the hearts of the people. The In
spiring strains of martial music will tn-
duce bravo men to go forth and fight cheer
fully , giving up their lives for their coun-
try. Inspiring strains welcome the surviv
ing soldiers as they return. The somber
tone color of the dead march from "Saul , "
or the funeral march of Chopin accompanies
the last farewell as the coffin Is lowered
in the grave and heaven itself Is said to be
fiUed with myriads of harpists and celestial
choirs. The Deity Is Invoked by the peal
of the organ and the chanting of voices
and still most of the representatives of tbJe
creat art are and have been Identified with
lives of privation and sometimes actual
A true musician IE more or less impul
sive , generous and unselfish and for this
very reason bo does not often become rlcSh
In this world's goods.
Last Sunday the Auditorium of the ex
position held a vast crowd of people who
came to listen to the real opening of the
Ponce Jubilee. It was the only logical
opening , because the first number on the
program was the Doxology , a hymn of praise
to the great Ruler of AH Nations , the author
thor of peace and lover of concord. It was
a thrilling sensation Indeed which ono felt
when tbo tremendous audience stood up and
the band , chorus and people united In sing
Ing "Praise God from Whom All Blessings I .
Flow. " And when the program closed with
the sublime words. "The Lord God Omnlpo
tent rclgnoth and Ho shall rolgn forever and
ever. King of Kings and Lord of Lords ,
Hallelujah , " the effect was one never to bo
forgotten. And yet the reports went all over -
the country to the effect that the few
speeches made on Monday morning constt-
tilted the real opening of the Peace Ju
Of course , Sunday service was merely a
musical service and the sublime oratory of
men constituted the Monday exercises , the
occasion being Mayors' day.
One of the directors of the Exposition had
a dream the other night and In his dream
ho saw a beautiful building In the City of
Omaha near the center of the city and bo
had never seen It before. Looking up the
street ho beheld an officer coming toward
him whom ho accosted with the remark :
"What U this building and who put U up ? '
The ofilcer replied : "This Is an auditorium
which the city of Omaha has needed for a
long time and which was built by the gen-
eroiis philanthropy and benevolent enterprise
of the directors of the great Transmlssis
filppl and International Exposition which
was held hero a year ago , "
Thn director was surprised and said : "I
was not awans of this and I cannot accoun
for the presence of the building ; " where
upon his Informant answered him , saying
"The directors , when they put their money
Into the Exposition did not expect to get It
back again , and the Exposition was such a
financial success that a dividend was de
clared , whereupon these- noble gentlemen
met together and unanimously appropriate
their share to the erection of a pcrpetua
monument In the city. It did not cost any
one of them very much , but the aggregate
receipts resulted In the magnificent edlflce
which you sec before you and which genera
tions to como will admire , revere and love.
This Is the only tangible result of the Expo-
Itlon of Omaha but Is It not enough ? "
THOMAS J. KELLY.
( Inscribed to Bandmaster Inncs. )
taster of n famous bnnn ,
A'hlch music lovers In the land
* ver welcome. Tor the cheer
That the harmonies brine near
I'he weary , sad , or happy heart ,
n you lies music , power , nrt.
I'o call forth all thiit In the bent
n your musicians near , the rest
victory. Now nil Is still ,
ultlng for you to cause to thrill
_ he souls nnd heart * niul thoughts of nil
Assembled here In this vast hall.
telody sweet , now Is heard ,
Soft us voice of feathered bird ,
Bender , foothlnp , If to still
. 'ho ' murmuring * ) of man. To fill
The atmosphere with Imrmony swccr ,
o cause IMP soul and life to greet
-ti ocstncy the thrilling swell
Of major notes. Hark ! now the knell
Of all the longing wish of heart ,
k\8 it were , wo f ee depart ,
our spirits Hue with cornet's blast ,
To sink again , 'twas not to last.
, o , now upon the balmy air ,
> V i bear thn muster's music rare ,
Life's sadness fades nwny In mist ) ,
.Vngncr , Weber , Schubert , Liszt ,
Vordl. Leoncavallo ,
Lltolrf , Uublnstcln , Lnlo ,
Meyerbeer , Strauss , Mcndolsponn ,
Innos , Kllenbcrc , Schumann ,
And many moro. Oh ! sweetness clear ,
" "hnrcla soul-sublime , which takes us near
Jnto the gates of heaven nfar
Llst > the trombone's "Sweet Kvenlng
MAIU HENRIETTA UENSHAW.
A M1TTI3.V CAPITALIST.
What aeir KiiRlnnil Wnmnii
Achlrvrilvltli n Capital of I ? 10.
Up at South Pcnobscot , Me. , lives the mlt-
en capitalist of the United States. Mrs.
A. C. Condon Is the name of this wealthy In
dividual , and she distributes every year
'rom ' 12,000 to 15,000 dozen pairs of mittens.
She Is a living Illustration that It pays to
nlt mittens , a modern , up-to-date proof
of the fact that our grandmothers knew
.vhat . they were doing.
The story of a woman's struggle to make
a living in Now England In the days when
work was scarce and money so rare ns to
be almost a curiosity , Is always Intcrest-
ng. Mrs. Condon's ' story is particularly
worthy because It shows what a brave ,
plucky New England woman can do when
she sets her mind to It. Mrs. Condon has
written this statement of her mitten in
dustry from Its beginning up to the present
time. She tells It simply , and In Its sim
plicity lies the lesson of what perseverance ,
integrity and attention to business 'will ac
complish for a woman , as well as a man.
This is what she says :
'I commenced business in 18G4 with a
capital of $40 In a little room about 15x12
feet In size. I first made over worn-out
felt hats thrown away by the men , cleaned ,
shaped and turned them , and then made
them over Into hats for women and girls.
Then , as I lived In the country where there
was no Industry , but very many willing
hands , I resolved to procure , If possible ,
some work for those idle hands to do.
'I went to Boston and saw tome yarn
manufacturers , and from them got twenty-
five pounds of yarn on credit , this yarn to
bo made Into mittens. The manufacturers
furnished the yarn nnd I put It out at the
homes of the people near where I lived.
I had difficulty In starting the work , and
was obliged to return part of the yarn to
the manufacturers at the end of the year ,
because I found It Impossible to have It all
knit up Into mittens.
"This was not very encouraging for a
.car's work , but I persevered and at the
beginning of the second year ono family In
sisted on having some yarn to knit Into
mittens. So I tr'nl It over again , and after
t once got well started I could not supply
the demand for yarn. Tons of yarn were
cent to me , and my business grew until I
paid the steamboat company the
largest freight bills of anyone who did busi
ness on the Boston and Bangor routp. From
10,000 to 15,000 dozen mittens were manu
factured yearly , and besides making mlttcnr
we made ladles' and misses' hoods and caps ,
oques , etc.
"I had l.EOO names on my books of people
who were at work for me , and many more
than that were really working , as on my
books there would be only one name from
( ach house , although perhaps two , three or
four members of the household were knit
ting , oftentimes as many as there were mem
bers In the family. In the long winter
evenings men and boys wound the yarns
and In some cases even the men knit.
'After 1873 the knitting of mittens bj
hand gradually decreased , and machines
came In to take the place of the knitters.
In 1SS2 I commenced to buy machines and
kept adding to my stock , until now I have
eighty-two machines. We make from 12,000
to 15,000 dozens In one year on the machines.
One of my girls has made 101 pairs of mit
tens in ono day , small , single mittens , and
eighty-five pairs of boys' double-lined mit
tens. Nearly.all the machines are run at
the homes of the knitters , for In that way
they make moro money.
"Girls , on an average make about four
dozen of cheap mittens or two dozen of
lined mittens In a day. We make a great
many fine fancy backed mittens of all sizes ,
and of these the girls make from one to two '
dozen a day. The price of knitting used to
bo 25 cents a pair. Then it dropped to 6 ,
and It Is about that now. "
O.V THE CATTLE UAX EH.
Honnnra KliiK * Ilnvc
llunlnrMN ot ( lit * Present.
On the boundless cattle ranges In the
western part of North Dakota and eastern
Montana , says the New York Sun , the
spectacular beet round-ups are and have
been In progress since earjy summer and
will continue until late In the fall. All Is
done with the regularity of clockwork
System and order are pre-eminent. Ucgu-
lar circuits nre drawn. A foreman superln
tends the whole. Central places are deslg-
nated and hero the cowboys drive the herds ,
where all marketable cattle are separate
and driven to the nearest railway station
and shipped , while the defective and un
matured are turned back to the hills.
How many cattle are In a large range
herd ? Detwcen 1,500 and 2,000. How many
cattle are on the western ranges ? Abou
75,000 head. Within these figures are his
lory nnd romance. Here Is life In its pri
meval state. The drawing room man. Is
not conspicuous by his absence. Here the
uncouth cowboy revels In his element am' '
the crack of the rifle makes sweet music
to his 'ear. But the glamour Is rapidly
passing. The bellow and roar of trampling
herds will soon cease. Now all Is concen
trated life and activity. No longer the un
rises and eels on a hundred scattered
herds browsing contentedly upon the plains.
The desert splendor changes anew and th
Vlrglllan cowboys ride on In the panoraml
round-ups. Bronzed faces glow and voices
rise In cadence from morn to morn , from
noon to night. The vales ore Oork and thi
hills are light. Around the appointed mea
wagons the exhausted sons of the saddl
cat the supper , smoke the pipe , tell tb
story and drop off to sleep.
Tbo bonanza cattle business Is dying , De
Mores , who was recently murdered In Africa ,
tried It to his finato pleasure nnd Infinite
sorrow. His ranch Is the fixed star In tbo
bonanza geography. There Is neither glory
nor profit nor the natural Inducements to
raako it a success any longer. Energetic
ranchers have been emigrating and settling
for the last ten years In the fertile creek
valleys and watering places , pre-empting the
richest place , fencing off the bst spring
ranging grounds for hay nnd otherwise re
stricting and debarring extensive operations.
For twenty years the bonanza kings have
been unmolested ; they * hare bad their
princely coffers filled to ovcrflowlae , but
their knell has been soun.lc 1 utid their
dream Is vanishing.
Four kings wield the scepter now , but
bcforo another year passes there may po < -
slbly bo only ono left , 1'lerre Wlbaux , n
'rrnchman , who has about 50000 head of
cnttlc. The other combinations are known
as the "Three Stevens. ' 'ho ' "Ox" and the i
'Scven-Bar-Scven. " Their combined prop-
crty Ic valued at J2.000.COO. The List three
are closing out their herds , preparatory to
quitting the ranges. The Influx of - ' > °
small rancher nnd sheep farmer has given
hem their commercial uYa'h sentence.
Vrhero no heavy life Ijss occurs nn av- 1
rase profit of about $20 n he.id on steers
8 realized. When rallroals nre txtfiidcd
in this region It will fco a paradise for Individual -
dividual efforts. Montana and North Dakota - 1
kota are noted for their bajvjl mildness j
and the natural shelter aftarJiM by the configuration - '
figuration of the Had Lands makes the win- )
cling of cattle Inexpensive nud safe.Vlnt
will bo the result of the depnrtuio of ilieso
mraenso Interests ? lluuliii'33 depression ,
higher tax and progress temporarily
checked. But the future will profit bv It.
A hundred small ranchcri , owning 100 head
each and cultivating A certain defined tei
ritorlal sphere , will change a dc&ol.ito
Sahara to a blooming g.m'cn.
Holt from n Cli-nr Sk > - Hml Killed
Illnck Slu-cp Only.
"A most singular freak of lightning oc
curred on my farm nnd in KB vicinity one
day In August , " said William Arndt of
Van Wcrt county Ohio , to a Buffalo Express
reporter. "A thunderstorm had passed over
the locality Just before noon , nnd the clouds
had nearly all broken away or rolled off
to the southward. The sun had como out
and all uneasiness over the storm had passed
when a terrific thunderclap , so close to the
earth that It trembled ns If from an earth
quake , broke from the cloudless noonday
"I had a flock of forty sheep In 'a pas
ture u short distance from my farmhouse ,
and they hnd huddled together under a big
maple tree In the field while the rain was
falling. They were still t.'iere when the
great thunderclap broke the stillness suc
ceeding the Htorm. Eighteen of the sheep
wcro black. I found that every one of them
had been killed by the strange lightning ,
whllo not ono of the other sheep was In
jured. Each dead sheep had a round hole
In the hack of Its neck , around which the
wool was burned away. The killing of the
eighteen black sheep was the extent ot the
damage done on my farm. On an adjoining
farm a flock of sheep was standing In a
circle , and every sheep on the outside row
was killed , twenty in all. None of the rest
was hurt. On another farm a flock of sheep ,
among which was a big black ram , the only
black one in the flock , was In a pasture ,
huddled about the big ram. The ram was
found dead In the field with a burned hole
In his neck , and his black fleece had been
turned as white by the shock as that of
any sheco In the flock.
"On the Ruling farm , just north of mine ,
there were six horses In the barn , occupy
ing stalls In the row. There was no mark
on the barn showing where the electric
fluid entered , but the horse standing near
est the end of the barn and the third and
fifth horses from him were found dead , a
round hole In each one's right side , with
the hair singed around It , showing the
pause of death. The sixth horse was tied
In his manger by a small chain fastened
to the headgear of the halter. This chain
v.ns melted so that the links were fused
Into a , solid mass. The buckles on the bar-
ness of a horse that had been bitched to a
buggy just before the thunderclap came
wcro melted out of shape , and wherever
one touched the horse Its shape was branded
on the animal's skin.
"The places where these strange freaks
of lightning occurred were far apart , the
Ruling farm being two' miles from mine ,
but that the single terrible noonday thun
derbolt was the cause of all there could
bo no doubt , as nil the thunder nnd light
ning of the storm that preceded the cloud
less electrical phenomenon were at a dis
tance and could have done no damage In
these localities. "
IAI1OR AM ) INDUSTRY.
4 This year's Income In Oregon from grain ,
hops nnd wool ! s $1-1,000/00.
Camden. .Me. , manufactures more ships'
anchors than any other nlace In Amerlci.
Ninety-live per cent of the railway tracks
In the country arc laid with steel rails.
More stool is used In the manufacture ! of
pens than In all the sword and gun factories
in the world.
Alabama produced 017,831 tons of pig iron
lost year , while the output of Tennessee ns-
gregated 272,730 tons.
China has undeveloped petroleum land
covering an area of 50,000 square miles anJ
coal nnd Iron over 21.000 square mllr. . Tl'e
coal formation alone ban been estimated at
13,470 mles\ !
All of the alrrake appliances we see upon
the trains through the country are manu
factured In Plttsburg. One plant has nn au-
nual capacity for turning out airbrakes for
250,000 freight cars , C.OOO passenger cars and
An Individual who delights In statistics
has figured out that the transportation of
this year's wheat crop will require the loadIng -
Ing and unloading of 610.000 freight cars ,
provided large cars are used. The modem
wheat car has a capacity of 00,000 pounds ,
or 1,000 bushels.
A correspondent of the London Times , In
a recent letter from St. Petersburg , says
that during the last sixteen years the pro
duction of pig iron In Russia has nearly
quadrupled In extent , the output of manu
factured Iron has Increased by quite 80 per
cent nnd the manufacture of steel has con
sldcrably moro than doubled.
With the exception of the phenomenal
record-breaking fiscal ynnr of 1802-fl3 , the
fiscal year of 1897-08 la the biggest on rec
ord for the clgai1 Industry. vAn increase at
once of over half a million , or. to be exact ,
toll,132,730 , in the cigar production , after
five years of stagnation nnd actual retro
gression , is an event to bo marked.
Compressed air co a motive power Is to
bo practically applied very socn In New
York City on a somewhat extensive scale.
By the last of February pome twenty-two
earn will bo put on the lines bundling the
West Twenty-third and Hast Thirty-fourth
street foiry traffic , nil propelled by this
power. The storage reservoirs will bo ex
pected to cnny enough energy to send oacl :
car at IcaBt twenty miles.
At Brcslau. Geimany. n whole family
man , wife and children work in a factory
for about 25 cents a duy. The neukly wanes
In the glass factories nre : Blo err. ? 5
to IS.EC ; cutters. J4.2S to $5.71 ; engravers
nnd painters , $1.2f > to $5.71 : smelter : . $2.S5
to $4.28 ; 1'eatera and Im'ncrs , $2.85 ; sorters
and packers , $2.85 ; binding girls , $1 42.
In the City
Dally from 8 to 12 p. m.
Matinees dully ( except Monday ) from
2:30 : to 5:30 : p. m.
BOYD'S THEATER. | < | TELi1S,1..UXE ! , . !
PAXTON fc BURGESS , Managers.
l ' FOUR NIGHTS AND WEDNESDAY MATINEE f
j CO.llMIiNCING iMATINKC TODAY. ( < P
Scnn Carefully the Amttsciucnt llargiilns OlTcrcd in
] i A
MARY MARBLE ,
AS THE ORPHAN" , AND
Uert Diivia THEATER Ucst Show
1315-1317 FARNAM STREET ,
Entire change of bill for this week.
MILLIEMART.MA- GEORGE HOWARD
aiul Her Den of Poisonous Rep The Premier Contortionist
tiles. CLEVER CARROL
C. H. GROTHER .
MME. OWENS- FRANK WOODS-
Phrcnologist. SB,000 Steam Man.
THE DECL AIRV1LLES , "THE SCULP TOR'S DREAM. "
THE A TER.
MAE MAXILLA WILL HOWARD
U. S. Middy Song and Dance Broadway Swell
MAY AVARD- C. H. GRAZIA
Vocnlist Champion Trick Banjo Artis *
MMDES , XOKKIS& IRVING , JOHN SHANNON
Operatic Singers. Negro Comedian
HARRY OSGOOD , Irish Comedian.
All concluding with a roaring farce ,
FAMILY RESORT for LADIhS and CHILDREN
OPEN TROM 10 A. M. TO 10 P. M.
roc TEN CENTS ADMITS TO ALL-ioc
Paxton , Hurccss , S Woodward , Mgrs
The Woodward Stock Company
Xcxt Week "XOUTIIEUX MOHTS. "
PAXTON & nUUGESS.
L S jianaBcrs. Tel. 1)19. ! )
3 Nights anil Saturday Mutluee , commencing
TIIUUSDAY , OCT :0.
Juo. Henry Martin , presents
Thursday and Friday Evenings "A
Southern Gentleman. " Saturday Matlneo
and Evening "Tlio New Dominion. "
Only a few days more to see the wonderful
YOU'LL BE SORRY IF YOU MISS IT !
Visit them on West Midway. See thn won
derful glass dress. Souvenir free with each
1,1 , \ Oriental
IJIJ I U Show on
Sco the F.-ptlan I
Danolnc Girls. VI
The tvomler of tht * PiirlN
lion ! The
A beautiful wnrnnn Moating In the air ,
overcoming the Itiw of gr
" b H Ki O ta m m ( . * fca tl
TI1U J'Ali.U'H O MYSTUHIHS.
tl The lcst Hhow ever produced at an
n Imposition four great attraction ; * : M
iKhmael , the famoiiH Hindoo Magin
H rlan ; "Lunette , " the Myiitnry of thn |
_ Air ; n wonderful hypnotic production , _ ,
HShe. . " "l.ii Hello Sollka.1 In thol
n Dancing Ulrl IlluHlon. Contlnuoun tm
I Old Plantation.
1W Southern Negro Dancern , Blneert , >
and Cake Walkers. Pickaninny J
Quartet. Handaome Th'ater.
See the Village.
Lent ? & Williams. Props , and Mcr * .
W. W. COLE. Act. Manager.
Week ConiinciicliiK Monday , Oct. 10th
Alwnyn the lirnt ulioir lu Omaha.
MATINEE EVERY DAY.
A European Novelty
KIHo Expert on a lofty wire.
Mil. CMFP DEAN ,
Assisted by Miss Jose , In their satire on
3 THE OHIOINAI , MTTI.E
Contortionists , Juglers and Acrobats.
ELI.E.V VETTEH ,
Mysterious Globe. Equilibrist.
C Other Vaudeville Notables C
The Trocadero Challenge Orchaatra.
Prices Matinee , lOc and 25c. Nightly 2Ec ,
3"c and COc.
13th and Douglas Sts. , Omalm
-AMEUICA * AM ) EUROPEAN PLAN-
CENTUALLY LOCATED. I
J. K. MAHICEL t SON. Proni.
g COOLEST AND
g FINEST PLACE.
0 North ol Hutlcllall , E. Midway.
Streets of All Nations
Grandest , Best Amusement
Place on Exposition
250 People Representing Different
g Ostrich Farm
H WEST MIDWAY.
a62 Gienntic Birds 62
Don't fall to take a rifle on
GRIFFITHS' ' SCENIC RAILWAY
on the MIDWAY , and eee a representation
of the I3ATTLB OK MANILA In the Qre t
Tunnel. The patent right tor theie rail
ways in any part of the United State * for
sale by J. A. drimthi , at bli offloe oa U >