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THE OMAHA DAILY BEE: SUNDAY, AUGUST 17, 1002.
"The r'y' the thing
Wherein I'M catch th conscience of the
fc phakespeare may hav Intended Hamlet to
h mad, or merely feigning majorat, but
Into bit momenta of solitude bo gave him
peechr of soliloquy which embody In preg
nant sentences the fruit of not only long
experience In the affair of the world but of
deep philosophic rumination aa well. Ham
let la not alone In acatterlng thes gema of
wisdom, bright and radiant In their setting
of chaste English, but the king, old Tolo
Blue, the grave digger, and other, each from
his sphere In life, prevents us with dlamonda
of counsel and pearl of thought, ao that-
one may seemingly nerer exhaust the store
contained within the play which telle of
those tragic events at Elslnore. Even after
repeateily haying seen the play produced
by some of the best and some of the worst
actors the American atage has known, and
after having read and reread the text of the
play aa accepted by the highest authorities
on Shakespeare, one finds each time on
turning to the well known lines a new light
Sashed back, as though the ray had caught
another facet of the gem, and thus Illumed
a hitherto unseen beauty. Lovers of good
English, of deep philosophy and of homely
wisdom clearly set forth will never tire of
reading "Hamlet." But to get back to the
text: Did Shakespeare know anything of
what la called In modern police parlance
"the third degree?" It Is known that at leaet
occe In hie life Singer Will of Stratford
came within the purview of the law, and It
la not Improbable that during the daya when
he strolled the country In company with
other player he waa again and may be
again In contact with the powers that were
1b these days, and he may even have come
within the knowledge of the Elizabethan
prototype of the twentieth century "front
office." At all events, at the latter end of
the sixteenth century be enunciated a propo
sition which la at II I potent and effectual In
the awakening of conscience. To be sure,
there Is a 'possibility that the thief-takers
of the world have profited by the experience
of four centuries that stretch between the
now and the time when the tragedy of
"Hamlet" waa first enacted by "his
majesty's servants." -Charity for the Bard
of Avon naturally Inclines us to this view
of the case, for It not only exonerates him
of being suspected of a more Intimate ac
quaintance with the methods pursued by th
authorities of his time In overtaking crim
inals and unearthing crime than la seemly
or becoming In one so wise and gentle, but
It lend an added luster to his brilliant halo
by auggeatlng that he had already con
ceived 400 years ago a plan which Is scarcely
Improved upon though still practiced. For
example, the police of Cleveland during the
week aolved a murder mystery in almost
exactly' the same way that Hamlet verified
the story told him by bis father's ghost and
fastened on his uncle the guilt of his fratri
cidal crime. It appear that an honest
burgher of the Ohio metropolis waa done to
Heath by an unidentified man while walking
along a ahady byway In the outskirts of the
tlty, accompanied by hi wife. "Cherches
la femme" 1 also a maxim handed down
from a paat era which haa been Incorpo
rated into the lexicon of up-to-date ponce
practice, the receptivity of which la not con
fine! to tangible article alone. After the
irdloary method of obtaining Information
bad been exhausted, the police sought
out the woman and arranged the
play. On a dark and gloomy evening,
accompanied by two-officer the widow went
long the route over which she and th mur
lered man had gone on th sight of th
tragedy. ' At the point In the journey where
Si murder 'was committed another officer
prang from the .shadow and discharged a
, revolver.. .Coosclsac leaped Into life, and
la, widow shrieked the nam of her para-
hour, who now occupies a cell with a charge
if murder against bis name. Here, Indeed,
(he play was th thing In which th guilty
tonsclenc was entrapped.
What would some of the rest of us do
did we not have better control over our
nerves, or were our consciences not under
th sedative and aoporlflo Influence of some
powerful moral anodyne? Isn't It In a
cqse at lsaat a blessing that w are all
la a measure capable of raising our hands
In Pharasalcal self-congratulation and ren
dering to Ood thank that we are not like
other men and women? Those beams
within our eyes are of some service, at
least, for If they should be plucked out, it
I quite probable that few of ua would
-care to bother about the motes that ob
scure our neighbor's vtalon, much leas visit t
th theater where the mirror Is held up j
to nature. Not to make the application I
too peraonal, th play I continually point
ing out to ua tbe weakness and foibles
of human kind, showing us the fruits of
srengdotng and the rewards of right, and I
aver marktnr tha mth Ijin tr whir)i Wam v, - 1
. way to earthly, happlneas, and' yet how
aften doe the plsy entrap the conscience?
Hardly a phase of human life but has been
exploited with dreadful realism on the
modern stage, and while It Is undoubtedly
laying too much to charge that no good ha
come out of all this tsscblng, there la
certainly bo manlfratatlon of any general
reform having lta origin In tha presenta
tion, of any picture of real life on the atage.
Books have aet people to thinking, and
thua hav wrought great changea and
' irought about social reforms of much mo.
bent In the world's affairs, but somehow
th Influence of th stag has as yet had no
euch triumph. It msy be that the pictures
shown are too evanescent, their settings
too. nebulous and their endurance too brief
to leave a lasting impress. It msy be
that the failure la due to the application
it Pope' well known postulat regarding
Vice and familiarity therewith. What
ver the reason, tb fact la lamentably a p.
' Mrent ' that only In rare Instsnces does
th play really entrap tbe conscience of
th auditor, and even rarer are the re
lorms that may trace their genesis to the
Ktor's art. That thla Is so should not be
lharged against the actor, for (f bis art
Iqe not have lta effect Immediately, li
bust In time do good, it only in that for
a moment It diverts the mind of some
in Into a channel of thought along which
tt might not otherw'ee have wandered.
k6r ahould th actor despair, becaus he
la before him the example of teacher
ted preachers for ages, who hav dinned
loctrlne and dogma, supported by threats ;
W the direst damnation and most condign
f temporal and eternal punishment into
the ears of a heedless world, which still
iplas merrily along "tbe primrose path of
lalllance." Verily, then, wh le we may
idmtt the play'a the thing. It ia forced upon
la that conscience la Indeed a most elusive
When O. V. Brooke was playing Vir
flBlus ens Bight, during the forum scene.
Intong th llctor lined up on either side
if tb (tag was a tall, lank fellow who
ao thin that actually th weight of
lie battlasx he bore upon bis shoulder
nad him appear bowlegged, aays the Chl
lago Tribune. He had estea nothing all
lay, and wa weak and duly. Just aa
Mrglnlue plunged th dagger Into tb heart
if hi beloved daughter the lean and bud
try llctor toppled over and fell to the
loor with a sharp thud. The curtain 1m-
sediately waa rung dowa. amid great ex-
ulvuivui.- Hi- Srooka itslkcd msjsstioa'.ly
to his dreslngroom and summoned the
ptala of th "supers" to bis presence.
"Captain, do you know which one of your
lea so disgracefully disturbed th most Un- i
preserve scene In the plsy?" demanded Mr,
Brooke, In tone thst msde th "super" boss
tremble. "Tes, lr; I do. He I John .'
"Well, never mind Lta cognomen," Inter
rupted the angry tragedian. "Send him to
me at once." In a few minutes the lanky
looking llctor, fully recovered from his
swoon and braced np by a atlmulant which
the ancient Romans, wot not of, stood be
fore th virile Vlrglnlue. who eald: "Sirrah,
what made you swoon a few momenta ago?
Waa It from the effects of strong drink V
Shaking like a lenf and fearful of losing his
remuneration of 25 eent a performance, the
llctor suddenly wa smitten with a brilliant
thought. "If you pleaae, Mr. Brooke, It
waa your splendid acting that overcame me.
I hope you won't be angry with me when
I tell you that you p.'ayed the part of Vir
ginia In such a natural manner I thought
It was real. Then, as I fsncled I saw blood
flow when you stabbed your daughter, sir,
I fainted." "Young man," said Brooke, his
massive chest heaving with pardonable
pride, "I have had many compliments for
my acting, but tbat la the best' and most
genuine tribute I ever received. Here, take
this and enjoy yourself." Then Brooke
handed the etnlllng "super" a $10 bill and
towed him out of hi dressing room with
the air of a diplomat who "crooks the preg
nant hinge of th knee, that thrift may
follow fawning." The following ' night
Brooke played the part of the unhappy
Roman father with greater force than ever.
Just as hti dagger descended upon th fair
bosom of his lovely dsugbter he wa startled
by a terrific crash that made the stag
tremble and caused the footlights to flare
around. Turning quickly, he wa horrified
to behold the forms of twenty-five llctor
prone upon the Boor!
Today and for th ensuing week summer
resort entertainment will be varied and
high class, Krug park having a number
of special event scheduled to attract the
pleasure seeker. At 6:45 this afternoon
th aepsatlonal double balloon ascension
by tbe noted aeronaut. Prof. J. Waldorf
Hall and Howard Hall, which wa post
poned from last Sunday on account of the
burning of the crown of tbe balloon, will
be given. Tbe men will give a double
trapeze performance a they soar skyward.
When a great elevation haa been reached
H. Hall will cut away with hi parachute
and leave J. W. Hall, the claimant to the
record for high aacenslons, to make an
attempt to establish a new mark for him
self. "Jack and the Beanstalk," a pretty
moving-picture production of the favorite
fairy tale, will be one of the interesting
features especially calculated to pleas
the children. Much I added to It at
tractiveness by it being la color. It will
be presented every evening Just before
the "Passion Play," which continues to
enlist a reverend Interest. Aa entirely
new program, carefully selected from the
most popular compositions of tb well
known atandard author, will be rendered
by Huster'a cornet band, afternoon and
evening. Included will be a selected aolo
by Huster on the trombone. Th regular
weekly ragtime concert will be given
Wednesday and on Friday Huster's band
will play a program embracing selection
from tb successful light operas. On Sat
urday next th different lodges of the
Catholic Foresters of the city will hold
their annual outing. Th W. R. Bennett
and Hayden Bro. team will croas bat
on th new Krug park ball field today.
Plays, aa Players.
Alius Craig I a recent addition to Tha
Liberty Belles company. .
"Daniel Bully will have a rural drama,
called "The Old Mill Stream."
Johnston Bennett ssys she I tired of
vaudevllis and le open for an engagement
in the legitimate.
Charles Frohman will have twelve com
paniea appearing simultaneously In England
and It possessions.
Mr. and Mrs. Sidney Drew hav been ap
pearing In vaudeville at th opera house In
Hughey Dougherty I featured with th
Dumont Minstrels, which began it season
in Plttaburs last week.
The Market Street theater In Ottuma,
la., will be reopened on October 4 by Effle
Ellsler In "When Knighthood Was in
Clssle Loftus, who made a splendid hit
In London aa Marguerite In "Faust," will
play Ophelia In E. H. Sothern's revival of
Fred Hallen and Molly Fuller have a
new vaudeville sketch, entitled "His Wife's
Hero," which Is said to turn on an amusing
case of mistaken identity.
The rail has been issued by Otis Skinner
for the rehearsals of "Laaarre," which
will begin at ths Grand opera house, Chi
cago, the end of this month.
Julia Dean has been engaged to play the
Ingenue part In "The Altar of Friendship,"
which Nat C. Goodwin and Maxlne Elliott
will produce the coming seaaon.
J. C'heever Goodwin, the librettist, who
went Into bankruptcy some months ago,
was discharged In a New York court last
Tuesday. His liabilities amounted to about
James O'Nell's play for the coming sea
son was only finished last week by Harriet
Ford and deals with scenes In Russia fifty
year ago. A title haa not yet been decided
"Damon and Pythias" was scheduled for
a revival at the California theater In
Frisco the other night, with Frederick
ward and Charles Herman in the title
Klaw A Erlanger s "Sleeping Beauty and
the Beast ' company will leave New York
for Chicago the Inst., opening lis season
at the Illinois theater Saturday evening,
the nh Inst.
Nat C. Goodwin celebrated his 45tu birth
day last week by giving a banquet to his
friends In London. Many congratulatory
telegrams were received and replied to by
the merry comedian.
The play that Herbert Hall Wlnsiow has
written for Esra Kendall Is called "The
Vinegar Buyer." It le eald to b very
bright. Lottie Altar, Marlon AbbotC and
Walter Thomas will be In Kendall's sup-
AJ drTatlt Ethel Knight Molllaon
made something of a hit during the past
week, for her little play called 'Swords
and Tea ' proved to be entertaining and
pleated the Montreal theater-goers very
The prize fighters, James Jeffries and
Robert Fltsslmmons. have received an offer
of $1,000 each per week to appear in the
vaudeville houses and go through a light
sparring art. Nothing definite has been
decided upon as yet.
Tho trouble between Grace Livingston
FJirnlss and Manager Harris over the play
Mrs. Jack" haa been settled through the
Intervention of Alice Fisher, who expects
to star In the piece, and rehearsals started
In New York last Monday.
Wilton Lackaye had a chance to once
more play the part of Bvengall In "Trilby "
for the Frawley company revived that
piece last week, and It was demonstrated
that Mr. Lackaye haa lost none of his old
time tunnng In the role.
"Mice and Men," the piece which It was
thought Maude Adams would use next
season, has been turned over to Annie Rus
sell, but the latter will not appear In It
until the first of the year, whenhe makes
her first New York appearance.
Ethel Barrymore and her brother Lionel
arrived In New York from London last Sa.
urday and went immediately to their
uncle a. John Drew, on Long Island. Miss
liarrymore will play a boy part In "Car
rota, a curtain raiser, next seaaon.
w'L'f- "27 r'Prtd York that
Roe Coghlan has taken up a residence In
South Daat ta for the special purpose of
obtaining a divorce from her husband. John
Sullivan The latter. It Is said, will not
oppose the application when made.
The Troubadour Four Nat Nixon, Harry
Thornton. Eert Eaton and William Fuller
have signed with t hsrles H. Tale and
ktldn.y . Lille for "The Evil Eye ' to do
xtl vftfcU 4 nd, pla)r Principal parts.
Ill U.I fmr Evil Eya and
Mr. Thornton the part of Uertrand.
Charles Frohman last Tuady received
a rahirgram from Maude Adams, who la In
Bwltxerland. ssying that so would not be
able to open her season until late in No
vsuiiMu. miu iiuu it everworaeo bar
self, and it will be quite a while before ahe
la in condition to resume her actlnc.
Robert Downing, th actor. In Eaa FYsn
clsro, Thursday obtained s dlvisj.- from
his wUs, who Is known oa th stag a
Eugenia Blslr. The petitioner swore that
bis wtts deserted him In November,
and the divorce was granted on the testi
mony of the actor and hla daughter.
The answer to the Question will he made
after Klanche Walsh h produced "What
Will People Say?' a new play by Rupert
Hughes which Wagenhals Kemper havs
iuH purchssed. It Is eald thst Mr. Hughe
na aiscoverea a new type til society
womsn which Clyde Fitch ha overlooked,
and Mis Walsh will plsy her 1st In the
season, for her tour begin with th Stangs
play founded on "Bal&mbo."
"There have been a lot of sensational
stories in the newspapers concerning Mm.
Jsnausrhek condition," ssys the New
York in-amatle News. "All of them have
been greatly exaggerated. The aged actress
hss been paralysed on one side tor severs!
months, and, while she le able to get about,
she Is still very feeble, but her condition Is
not such as to particularly alarm her
friend. Mme. Janauschek Is resting In
Saratoga at a cottage owned by some
friends, who are offering her every com
fort. Augustus Thorns, the playwright, author
etc., haa designated Thomas W. Ross a
the logical aurcessor to William Collier,
who has signed with Weber Fields. He
haa also selected him to play Robert Rldge
way of Yale In "On the Quiet," for a tour
of the principal cltlea next season. James
Sheegreen and .John B. Reynolds will man
age the tour and give the play a pretentious
stage equipment, one of the scene of
wnicn snows a sioop ysrnt under full sail,
the deck and cabin being accurately pic
tured. " 'The Only Way' ha been produced
mny time, but never had such a atrong
cast aa offered by Henry Miller In Man
Francisco last week, and the consequence
Is that the engagement at the 'Columbia
theater wa a record breaker," says the
New York Dramatic News. "Mr. Miller
played Sydney Carton, Miss Anglln was
the Mlml, Gertrude Elllston played Lucie
Manette. William Courtlelgh wa the
Ernest De Farge. Charlea Oootthold played
parnay, Arthur Elliott was Dr. Manette.
Charles Walcott appeared as Stryver and
In the cast also were Ethel Hornlck, Law
rence D'Orsay and Walter Allen."
"The third act of 'Qulncy Adama Sawyer'
has a kirk and a kiss and a smudge of
paint, says the New York Sun In review
ing the latest book play which gives us
types from New England, set In a framing
of farm scenery. And this third act made
an unroarlous hit with the attendance at
the New York Academy of Music on the
occaalon of Its first presentation. Other
papers vots it a hit, and ln course of
time, likely, Omsha people will have an
opportunity to Judge of Its merits as In
terpreted by the McUmpty company, which
will have the right wet of the Missis
sippi river. The play follow the book very
"It become almost pitiful to see the
large number of applicants trouplng In and
put of the leading managers' offices, going
In with hopes of an engagement, coming
out with their fondest dreams somewhat
crushed, say the New York Dramatic
News. "The average number who have
nocked to Charles Frohman' office Is
over 2no a day, while at the Llebler offices
and th office of W. A. Brady. Klrke La
Shelle and David Belasco the list of ap
plicants amounts to Over loo a day. There
iioi yum i inn open tor one out Or nfty
and what manv of the nlavers win An thi.
fail is much of a mystery. The cause of
an mw is nam to oetermine. There are
lust a manv comDanlea tnim nut
and .the engagements, while a little be-
nuiu. are not sumcientiy in tne rear to
cause so many disengaged people. One
actor who had been turned away from
ten office In on day was ao disgusted that
he has decided to Joint ths ranks of the
The most Important event in local mn.i.
cal circle I th approaching scries of con
certs oy in Biiery Royal Italian band,
which will begin Thursday night of thl
week. I bespeak for the band a generous
patronage and for tb auditorium commit
tee a loyal support. The hand ( nHMH
to an unprejudiced hearing, and If the men
do lo Omaha what they have been doing
In other places th people of Omaha will
be entertained beyond doubt Mr. Camp
hell, a member of the auditorium commit
tee, told me, unofficially, the other day
that h had recently heard the band and
that he wa immensely pleased. It speaks
well for Omaha that with two or three
good musical organizations playing en
gagement at local summer resort, ther
is, nevertheless, a demand for atralgbt con
cert program, aa is evidenced by the fact
that th business men who
musical featlval and the auditorium com
mittee, deem It a wis venture to back up
one more an annual aerie of band con
certs. I wish them a brilliant success and
I appeal to tha muslo lovers to assist in
thl educational enterprise.
I hav been reading most complimentary
accounts of Homer Moore's opera. In the
musical papers, and I am Inclined to tb
belief that Homer Moore has done some
thing for American music which will out
last th lifetime of the man. From a close
personal knowledge of Mr. Moore I hav
always considered him a man of large abil
ity. As musical critic of The Bee he was
a dignified, forceful, fearless writer, with
an Immense vocabulary and an originality
of Ideas. As a singer, h wa a decided
artist. A a conductor, he bad a positive
and authoritative style. A a manager, he
had an executive brain. 'An individual
manner, which was often misunderstood,
made enemle for him but that ia merely
a proof of ability.
He sang and played a part of his opera
for me before be left here In 1898, and, I
wa greatly impressed by what I heard.
Not having seen the complete work I am
not able to pass any personal opinion upon
It as a whole, but let me quot a portion
of a letter which I hav Just received from
Mr. Joseph Oahm, who has been with Ho
mer Moore for the past few weeks. He
saya: "You would be surprised at the mu
sic. It la really very wonderful and quite
original. He wrote tbe libretto and also
invented tbe story. He is now at work on
his third opera, 'The Pilgrims.' "
Mr. Oahm sdds Incidentally tbat be did
aot recognize Moor when h first saw
htm, a b weighs 168 pounds.
I am glad to record thl of a former
Omaha musician, and I feel sure that all
local musicians. Irrespective of former dis
agreements, will unite with me In wishing
him good luck and abounding success in
his operatlo venture. Here's to ths "Pur
itans." The following Item Is clipped from ths
New York Evening Post:
"Gentlemen," said a German professor,
who was ahowlng to hi students ths pa
tients in the asylum, "this man suffer from
delirium tremens. He is a muslclso. It
is well known that blowing a brass Instru
ment affects th lung and tha throat In
such a way aa to create a great thirst,
which has to be allayed by persistent In
dulgent la strong drink. Hence, ia course
of time, th disease you hav before you."
Turning to th patient, tbe professor asked:
"What Instrument do you blow?" and tb
answer waa: "Th violoncello."
I have received copies of th Salt Lake
paper In which very flattering account of
a young Nebraska alnger appear. Mis
Edna Luclll Marshall of Plattsmouth I th
recipient of tb honor. 8h sang at th
Elks' convention at Salt Lets City, In tb
famous Tabernacle, which waa crowded with
many thouaand of people. Sh haa a mag
nificent messo-soprano voles, and shs I
born to sing. Th song of ths occasion
was the product of a Plsttsatouth writer's
brain, snd Is entitled, "Dear Promised
Land." It Is a aong which rank abov th
average aarred or semi sacred publication.
It will make a good addltloa to th list of
desirable church music.
THOMAS J. KELLY.
IrUknas Defeats A merles a.
LONDON. Aug. H At ths CilftonvaU
Athletic sports today the 100-yard handicap
kzz woa by Murray cf Dafclla. with tws
yards handicap. He defeated A. F. Duffy
(American), who was at scratch, and West
eey (American), who had three yard handi
cap. Murray' Urn waa tsa ascends.
CAME OF niGII DIPLOMACY
How Flajsd by ths United Btatci Ambassa
dor at th Court f Et Jamtt,
HIS HOUR OF COFFEE AND CIGARS
So Fas and Feather at the A inert
ess Embassy TroaMes of Yaake
Reyreseatatlves Mersraw ssl
Ills Kim B retrace.
(Copyright, 1903, by Marshall Lord.)
LONDON, Aug. 1. Whea some enterpris
ing American university start a special
course la diplomacy for youths who want to
become ambassadors, tb chief Item will
hav to b instruction la tb fin art of
dining. International law and history and
all that sort of thing doubtless would be
advantageous enough, too, but you might a
well omit anatomy from th study of medi
cine as to teach European diplomacy with
His excellency the American ambassador
to tbe court of St. Jame would be tb
Ideal professor In thl branch of Instruction
when tb time come for him to leave Lon
don and get bark home. H would testify
that hi work at th broad, flat-topped desk
In the dingy office of the embassy in Vic
toria street waa of comparatively little ac
count, tbat his official communication with
tha marquis of Salisbury, Lord Lansdown
and the other Downing street folk bad been
mostly formal after all, and tbat hi occa
sional audiences with th king had llttl
political algnlficance. But when it came
to the hour of coffe and cigar that wa
when th real business of tbs nation was
done, sometimes In nest, artful speeches.
reported In full In the papers, and read by
everybody, sometimes in comfortable, un
official, Informal talk with the men who
govern England, in fact, while th king
govern In name.
Those are tha private talk in which the
prejudices, ambition and friendship of tha
nation are weighed and measured In
which tt is determined what la th lease
that one will accept and tbe most tbat th
other will give In which are shaped the
international policies that ar afterward
the subject of formal, dignified negotiation
to a predetermined end.
Fancy an Insignificant looking, shy, nerv
ous, awkward man representing a great na
tion at one of these behlnd-the-scene
spreads. He might know all there was to
know about International law and such
matters, but In thes Intimate confab the
personal Impression count for so much
tbat it sometime outweighs everything
else. That Is where Joseph Hodge Choatc
cornea out atrong. You can't lose him.
either la a crowd or In a group of states
men. He may be Inwardly nervous In
fact, I suspect he was pretty uncomfortable
when ha first came over here but he wear
all th outward and visible sign of easy
satisfaction. When he rises, with a be
nign smile, to respond to the toaat the
chairman has given, everybody settle back
comfortable, sharing tb ambassador's con
fidence that hi forthcoming speech 1 going
to be a rattling good one. The only other
man In England who createa quit the same
Impression la Lord Roeeberr.
Choate's Delicate Insinuations.
Opinions differ, of course, sbout Mr.
Choate's success In tb formal aide of di
plomacy, but ha haa dons something mora
than make a peraonal hit with his after
diner addresses. I hav heard a doien or
so of them in London and I have never
missed from on of them a note that
at first rather atartled placid John Bull; la
on form or another, hi excellency always
contrive to say deftly and Insinuatingly
what, ir put bluntly, would be something
"Brother Bull, you are In most respect a
good fellow, but you hav shown a llttl
tendency to Ua superior In times past. The
occasion for It has gone by, tt It ever ex
isted, and you will kindly take notice that
Brother Jonathan Isn't playing the role of
Tbe ambassador haa kept up such a steady
pounding on that nota and commercial
eventa have given him such strong backing
that the effect has become noticeable.
Brother Bull has been getting the Idea
firmly fixed In his head.
The American ambassador Uvea at No. 1
Carlton Houes Terrace, Just back of the
Prince of Wales' Marlborough house, In
the great mansion bought by L. Z. . Letter
for his daughter, wife of tha viceroy of
India, where she la thorst lady among
three time as many people as there are In
the United States. Tbe Curzons rented the
place at a big price to John Hay when he
represented the American government here,
and Mr. Choate, after three or tour week
of house hunting, concluded that he
couldn't do better than step into his chief
shoes, so to speak. The old yeflow Georgian
bouses of which No. 1 stands at tbe tipper
end are not gorgeous as seen from tbs out
side, but they have a statellness and dignity
within that make them exactly suited for
ambassadorial residences. The German am
baasy doe occupy one of them, but the dif
ference 1 that Germany pays the rent, and
the ambassador' home and hi office are In
the same building, whereaa tbe American
embassador pays the bouse rent out of his
own pocket, devoting the larger part of his
salary to tbs purpose.
The curve of the terrace makea It impos
sible to get a good photograph of the front
of the houee, but from St. James' park la
the rear you get an Impressive view of this
famous row of residences, where Mr. Glad
stone once lived, and where Mrs. John W.
Mackay nd William Waldorf Astor havs
their town house now. Gilbert Parker,
who "married money," as they say, and haa
mad a lot more out of hla novel, also
live 1b thl elect territory. All good
American In London swarm from adjacent
Pall Mall Into Carlton House Terrace oa
each Fourth of July to climb the fin curv
ing stslrwsy at No. 1, hear their name
called out by tha liveried footman, haka
th hand of hla excellency at tha head of
tha atalra, bow low to Mr. Choat and then
queesa oa through the crowd that fllla th
long succesalon of lofty room, back to tb
temporary buffet, where portly waiter deal
out good thing to eat and drink.
Mr. Ckoate's Dinar Offlr.
It Is only a short walk around by West
minster abbey to No. 121 Victoria atreet,
wher th United State government baa
It llttl pled-a-terra, and a dingy, grimy,
stuffy, dark, depreaslng place It is, too. It
Is a wonder that the ambasssdor and ths
half doten members of his staff do not
suffer perpetually from tha bluea. No other
diplomat of ambassadorial rank la London
has such mean quarters, and aom of th
minister from llttl South American re
public ar far better provided for. Th
only comforting reflection to Americana who
visit th place la that It glvea the II to the
British notion that Americans hav a taate
for garlah dlaplay.
Although th ambassador represents In
person th president snd the wbol 70,000,-
000 people of th United State, ther ar
bo fuss and feather at the embassy. If
you hav any good excuse tor It, or it
you are merely a distinguished citizen who
has bo other fieus for cslllng than a d
sir to shske his excellency's hsnd, all you
have to do ia to go In and await your
turn la a gloomy anteroom, walled about
with reports ef the proceedings cf con
gress and other diverting and popular vol-
umea of a similar nature. Once ushered
Into the inner room where Jamea Russell
Lowell and so many Ur laaeua rej)r-j
entatlves of th American people hav sat.
you conclude from hi manner that hi ex
cellency doesn't resent tbe intrusion, that
be Is glad to see you and that he would
freeze you up and get rid of you In about
tea seconds If you proceeded to be a bora
who dldnt know when to go.
Formerly one of the great drawbacks to
tne tun oi being ambasssdor wss the dead
broke American who came of such good
family snd brought such strong letters of
introduction that there was nothing to do
except guarantee his hotel bill or provide
money to pay his passage to America. Half
of ths time at the embassy waa taken up
la listening to hard-luck stories, bat Mr,
Choate, with hi usual good fortune, haa
escaped moat of that, thank to th or
ganization of a relief department by th
American society In London.
Polltlclana' wives who want to be pre
sented at court take up a lot of time, too,
and In the aummer season folk who want
tickets to Parliament, letters to officials
and all aorts of personal privileges, keep
two embassy secretaries la a rush. Various
folk who have called and asked to see Mr,
Choate have been found to have the lnten
tlon of asking him to writ out for them
a little list of cheap boarding houses
others. It appeared, cherished the idea that
a personal heart-to-heart talk with tbe
ambassador could reasonably be expected
to reault ia tbe loan of a dollar until tha
next American mall arrived.
American Kick en tk Income Tax.
One of tbe most urgent of these per
sonal matters laid before the embassy Is
th income tax which American living
In London hav to pay to the British gov
ernment, although most of them get their
Incomea In America. Each new victim
usually heads straight for the embassy and
want to know what In something or other
the British government means by demand
Ing a percentage of hla receipts from, ssy,
real estate on which he already pay taxes
In America. It does seem like an outrage,
but there 1 nothing tb embassy can do
Unlike every other ambassador In Lon
don, Mr. Choate ha no court costume. Th
distinguished Americans who go with him
to a levee to be presented to the king
bave to scurry around for knee breeches
snd buckled shoes, but ths official repre
sentatlve of Jeffersonlan simplicity goes In
ordinary swallow-tall and becomea. mor
bldly consplcuoua (n the gorgeous throng.
When Mr. and Mrs. Choat entertained
the king and queen at dinner early In Jun
Plerpont Morgan was alio one of the guest,
He rushed over from tbe continent on pur.
pose to be present, arriving only a few
hours before tbe time. He had been so
busy buying up odd and end of steamship
line, railroad and old master that h
bad forgotten all about knee breeches. He
waa badly rattled whea he was reminded
of them st the lsst moment. None of hi
friend had anything of tb tort that would
fit htm, and all the Morgan million
couldn't move a London tailor to turn out
a pair of court knee breechea in three
hour. It begaa to look to Mr. Morgan as
If he would have to be taken suddenly 111
for the sake of a good excuse for absenting
himself from the dinner, when somebody
suggested that a theatrical costume might
help him out. Hurried search in tbe shops
around Covent Oarden resulted In finding
a pair of nether garments that made - a
fairly good fit, and la consequence Mr.
Morgan was presented to their majesties
In breeches that had previously seen serv
ice on the stage.
It 1 said that Lord Curtoa has had
eaough of India and will be returning early
la the autuma to take a place la the cab
inet If the present government remains in
office throughout the year aa It Is almost
certain to do. In tbat case Mr. Choate will
have to move out, and as It 1 such a
difficult matter to get a suitable house, and
a he haa had about all there la to get In
the way of ambassadorial fun and glory, I
think It Is more than probable that he will
retire from office. Although he mad a On
fortune out of his law practice, be proba
bly finds It rather a bore on some accounts
to All a position tbat calls for the expendi
ture of from two to three times his salary.
Ante Room Echoes
Omaha la to be the center of activity of
several national secret societies this year,
at least three having looked to thla city for
executive officers. Tbe first .o be chosen
waa Henry C. Akin, imperial potentate of
the Noblea of tbe Mystic Shrine; the second,
George P. Crook, who this week was elected
grand exalted ruler of the Elks, and then
from San Francisco came news of tbe se
lection of Mr. W. A. Dilworth as head of
the Pythian Sisterhood.
Ther 1 much In thl to make Omaha
proud. The orders, without exception, con
tain among their member much of the best
citizenship of the country. The bead of
the society being located here turns the
attention of every member to Omaha. They
will com her to visit the supreme officers.
and In coming may be attracted to the city
for other purposes.
There was little of the sensational or
dramatic in the selection of any of the offi
cers, and for this reason the citizen out
stde ot tho order affected hav not appre
ciated the importance of the selection as
tbey will later. Tbe real election of Colonel
Akin to tbe office of Imperial potentate took
place several years ago, when he was chosen
assistant rabban ot the order. After that
his promotion followed as a matter of course
and he came to his own at Saa Francisco,
whea those who had preceded him In the
lowest elective office had retired from the
The election of Mr. Cronk, while not on
tbe program for years, a wa tbe case with
Colonel Akin, waa ao well assured for
months before tbs national meeting that
no campaign waa necessary. Mr. Crook has
been aa Elk for many years and baa for
several years been closely Identified with
tbe national organization, having served on
many of the Important ooounitteea and been
tried among the best men la th order. HI
nomination came not only from hi own
lodgs, but from Kentucky, who favorite
ton died Just befor th nomination of Mr.
Cronk, and against whom Mr. Cronk had
aid he would not run. The impetus given
the candidacy oy th lodge of Omaha and
Loulsvllls wa such as to destroy opposition
if any had been Intended and but one
nam was presented In ths grand lodge.
The election of Mrs. Dilworth a su
prsm chancellor of the Pythlaa sisterhood
1 a compliment to a Nebraska woman,
who ha devoted much time and attention
to the order.
While not a secret eociety. It will hardly
be out of place to mention tbe election of
Mr. P. A. Ksnnedy as president and Mrs.
Hsrmsa Matth as chaplain ot tbs Wom
an's auxiliary of th International Typo
graphical union, thus bringing four officers
of national organisation to Omaha dur
ing the week. The society Is social an4
beneficial In Its nsturs, and Omaha waa tbs
second city la ths United States to form a
local association, ths ons at Atlanta, Ga.,
being the first organized.
The organisation of th uniform team
In the Woodmen of tha World 1 progress
ing rapidly, and at th nxt meeting of
th sovsrc'.sa camp it is sipected that ths
men with tbe (word will make a Bo show
Ug. , . ,
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Omaha's Musical Festival
Beginning Aug. 21st, Ending Sept. 17th
ELLERY S ROYAL ITALIAN BAUD
Pavillian 15th and Capitol Avenue, for the Benefit of
the Auditorium Fund.
The Rojal Italian Band is one of the largest and greatest
organizations of its kind in the world. Under the director
Bhip of Cavalier Emilio Rivelo, the most noted band leader
in the country, and under his direction the band has
created a sensation wherever it has appeared.
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DAY NIGHT. .
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A Superior Array ot Refined, High-Class
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And trial for world' a high record by Prof.
J. W. Hall and H. Hall, th famous aero
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Something to Please the Children.
Hosiers Concert Band
Entirely New Program.
Depicting the Life of Christ
A!D OTHER FISH FREE SHOWS.
Bowling Alley. Burro Excursions, Shoot
ing Courts, Merry-Oo-Round, 8ee-8aws.
Swings, Children s flay u rounds ana an
the pastimes of a modern resort. .
Raarttme Concert Wednesday, Aug. HO.
Admission to park. 10c; children free.
Krugs' Bottled Beer absolutely pure
and healthful an aid to digestion and
a ayatem builder a cold glass several
times a day will take you through
thl hot weather and leave you In a
vigorous condition. Bend for a trial
case. A 'phone call will bring it.
Remember, there 1. only one beer
1007 Jackson St. 'Phone 420
Mr. Kelly's Studio
Season Opens Sept. 8th
Students entered Sept. 5-6
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LYON ft M EALY. 57 A.amt St.. Chicago.
Th WtM't Lew-ic ! Mow.
aflliM atfva m (.
practically filled lta second class of Initi
ates, consisting of about sixty members.
Quit a number of the class are resident
of adjacent cities, and In order to facili
tate their coming to Omaha the ceremony
of Initiating the else has been set tor
Sunday, September 28, the beginning of
Omaha'a fall festivities. The ceremony of
Initiation will be conducted by ranking
knights from Chicago.
On Bunday, September 21. a large delega
tion of the council member will go to
De Molne to participate In Initiatory cere
monies there, and enjoy tbe hospitality of
the De Molne council.
Omaha tent. No. 75, Knight ot the Mac
cabees, held their regular review Thursday
evening. Much business waa transacted,
after which a splendid athletic program
waa carried out, the feature of which waa
the wrestling contest between Sir Knights
Houston and Holden. Among the visitors
present were John O. H. Scott of the uni
form rank and Supreme Deputy State Com
mander Dopklns. A large claaa of candi
date were initiated, and at the close of tbe
regular meeting refreshments were served.
Petition for lajnnetlon Denied.
CLEVELAND. O.. Aug 14. The petition
of the Philadelphia National league base
ball club for an Injunction against Lajnie
and Bernhard. the ball player, wa denlrd
by Judge btrlmple in common pleas court
today. The Philadelphia club sought to en
join these two players from playing wHb
any other than the Philadelphia club. An
Injunction had ben gmnt.d In Pennsyl
vania and it waa aojght to have it ex
tended to Ohio, but the court denied this
on the around that It would Interfere with
the internal policy of a sister state. The
case settles tne statue of the two player
named for the balance of thla sraaon at
least, aa no further hearing or appeal can
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TflflflV and all week.
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air free performances ever attempted at a
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Among the speaker will be Governor
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Missouri and Hon. W. J. Bryan.
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Balloon ascension with parachute jumpt
Be sure to buy
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The greatest musical organization ever
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Composed of the highest claa musician,
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ever popular leader, Mr. A. A. Covalt.
Finest bathing In tbe west.
Visit the Kursaal.
Round trip tickets on Electric Launches
Fill your basket and plcnlo at Lak
Adults Tuesday, Sept. 2, 8 p- m-
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