Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, October 12, 1902, EDITORIAL SHEET, Page 15, Image 15

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Omaha people didn't bare many things to J
ch "ose between at the theater last week.
r't the few offered a range about as wide
en could be wished, from an old-fashioned
t; 'Her to Shakeapeare'a beat, with vaude
v; ' and musical comedy between. And It
. not by any means It reflection on the, taste
rf the public to record the fact that more
( pie turned out to see the thriller than
nt to hear the Shakespearean plays, and
t it the musical comedy did better than
her, while the vaudeville ahow had auch
; tronage aa delights the heart of the local
i nagr. Shakespeare Isn't a "dead one"
! - any manner of means, but his playa do
t appeal to the popular pocketbook aa do
oae of Mr. Joseph Arthur. Shakespeare
i - an education, while Arthur la a diversion.
' kepear named his own fault, when he
f enounced through Hamlet that many rare
; lellectual treats are "caviare to the gen-
X " He enliata the keenest Intellectual
rursuit of those who are qualified to par
' of hla offerings, but Joseph Arthur
'catena the "heart Interest" and does hla
lest to get entirely away from the Intel
inctual. And he aucceeda fairly well, too,
-ise he would have no following. For the
very good reaaon that the minute play
goer really begloa to think, he turns from
Arthur to Shakespeare, from "Lost River"
to "Hamlet." Between these extremes of
type come the vaudevllllans, who afford A
something for all who "sing a little tenor,
alng little baritone, also sing a little
bass." and the musical comedy which
frankly doesn't undertake to do anything
but amuse. This la why the fun aet to
music gets more patronage than either the
Intellectual or emotional sorts. Most peo
ple have enough to think about In solving
the whynesa of the coal situation, the meat
combine, the landlord and the tax collector
without burning out any extensive areas of
pla mater over the problems that con
fronted the heir apparent to the throne of
Denmark, and these same problems occa
sion to many sufficient emotional excite
ment, eo that they need not go to the the
ater to be harrowed up. But the blessed
comedian with hla Jokes set in rhyme to a
Jingling tune cometh as a buffer between
mankind and care, and for a time at least
affords a welcome surcease from past, pres
ent and even future worries. So, therefore,
great la the name of Musical Comedy, no
matter In what guise, and many are the
almoleons poured out for the privilege of
enjoying Its nepenthe.
Omaha people went Into raptures over the
poppy ballet and lta beautiful scenery In
"The Wlxard of Ox" performance at the
Boyd last week, yet they would have un
doubtedly enjoyed It very much more If
they bad known It waa the Idea of an
Omaha young woman. Miss Lynn Curtlss
last summer designed a poppy poster, which
Is still being used to advertise the piece.
A very little elaboration of Mlaa Curtlsa'
Idea led to the addition to the action of
the piece of the poppy ballet, and this of
course necessitated the painting of the
poppy scenery, which was designed by
Walter Burge. Mr. Hamlin, owner and
manager of the company, unhesitatingly
aaya that It waa from Miss Curtlss' Idea
that this marvelously attractive feature of
"The Wlxard of Ox" sprung.
Mlaa May De Souxa, the prima donna with
the "Storks," la well known in Omaha, aha
having lived here with her parents many
yeara, getting her education at one of the
convent schools. Much of her last sum
mer's vacation was apent here with her
school girl friends.
While debating the matter of public
taste, one of the "acta" at the Orpheum
during the week presented a curious and
not altogether flattering commentary on the
topic. Four men, each of more than aver
age ability aa muslctana and possessed of
excellent singing voices, highly cultivated
and perfectly blended, aang and played on
various Instrumenta for the edification of
their auditors. Their efforts at entertain
ing In thla direction were certainly auch
aa would be appreciated by any lover of i
roo 1 mui lc. But, to make their act "go," ;
It had to bo "funny," and the aweet strains
of tbelr musical volcea were waated on a
hodgo podge of coon melodies for the most
part, while the performers were rigged out
In the most grotesque of attire. And they la narrative told by Malsadoc, tha sor
gave more time to silly horse play than : cerer, to hla aasoclatea, he discloses the
they did to playing on lb Instruments, of j whereabouts of the acepter to the eavea-
whlch they are masters. A violin solo of
exquisite beauty and a tenor solo, each of
which won a rapturous encore, developed
the tact that there were tboae present who
could fcud did appreciate the mualo these
men furnished. But It was their buffoonery
after all that won for them the demands
that brought them back to bow again and j
gain at the concluaion of their turn.
Yet we need not deapalr, for althcogh the
light of the Intellectual burns low. It Is a
steady, lambent flame, not blown In fitful
guerts, and aenda forth rays that cheer
those who turn to It for Illumination. And,
wonderful to relate, lta light baa again
penetrated to that dark ecrner of the world
where Mrs. Ebbsmtth, Mrs. Tanqueray, the
young woman from Maxims, Ml'o. Xaia and
other typea of feminine frailty. have held
the boards to the utter exclusion of any
thing that did not present In aome form the
one question which Oothamltea apparently
loved to discuss. Of course these women
re defended by their champions as merely
ho'dtng the mirror up to nature; but the
mirror haa been too dear and the nature
la not that sort on which mankind, devoid
of prudery, cares to feaat Its eyes. Many
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hould be paraded on th stage. Thl I
digression, however. The point in that In
New York the pure and elevating drama
attain has ahow. despite the Du Barry,
"The Two Schools," and "trie," and even
the Intellectual la to have an Inning. At
one theater now Shakespearean revival la
a success, at another a cycte of great playa
la being presented and la winning both
praise and support. Plana are being made
for the Introduction of Mr. Walker White
aide to New York In the early spring, prob
ably In February. Mr. Fred C. Whitney Is
handling the metropolitan end of the ar
rangements, and Is very aangulne for the
success of the undertaking. Mr. Snyder,
manager for Mr. Whfteslde. and the star
himself look forward In the engagement
confidently, for they both believe that the
young actor will be given a fair hearing
and that his art will win the support to
which he la entitled. Mr. Whiteside will
eschew Shakespeare for the time, and will
make his New Tork bow In "Richelieu," be
lieving that the Lytton p'ay la more nearly
In line with the "romantic" school of drama
to which the New Yorkers have accustomed
themselves. Western people who have
watched Mr. Whiteside cheerfully concede
that he has all the qualifications necessary
to auccess, yet they remember the fate of
Clay Clement, who went to New York well
approved by the west. In one of the New
York papers of last 8unday this line ap
pears: "Clay Clement, who will be remem
bered In connection wtth the 'New Domin
ion,' Is to make his debut In vaudeville next
week." Poor Baron von Hohenstaufen!
Coming Events.
At the Boyd this afternoon "The Night
Before Christmas." a pastoral drama,
opens for sn engagement that Includes to
night snd Monday night. The action of
the play takes place In a small Isolated
country village In Ohio. All the various
types of country characters, the country
dance fiddler, the meddlesome postmaster,
the village cutup, the schoolmarm, the
bashful lover and the polished city visitor
are impersonated. A murder la laid at
the door of the girl's lover In homespun
and he Is tried, convicted and given the
death sentence by his own father, who Is
the district Judge. All ends happily and
the real criminal la discovered as the bells
In the old church peal ' out a gladsome
Christmas time.
"The Storks." a musical fantasy, which
ran for five months at the Dearborn theater,
opens at the Boyd Tuesday night and
will continue until Wednesday night, wltb
a matinee performance Wednesday. The
original principals who gave the produc
tion at Chicago are wtth the company.
They are: Richard Carle, Gilbert Gregory,
Frank Rushworth, William Wolff, William
Rock, George Romaln, Albert Adams
Frank Randall, May De Souxa, Harriett
Standon. Josie Inthoplde, Ethel Johnson,
Nela Jensen and Bessie Von Nye. Seen-
lealiy the piece Is the peer of any the
Dearborn theater management ever put
out, and It will be remembered "The
Burgomaster" and "The Explorers" was
exploited by them. The rise of the curtain
cMscIosee the fact that one young Henrico,
who Is In love with Helen, the bungloo's
sister. Is a resident of the royal Jail, a
state of affairs that greatly agitates Mal
xadoc, a sorcerer and Incidentally Hen
rico's father, and who. In company with hla
associates, visits the royal palace In 'the
disguise of peddlers and for the ostenstblo
purpose of selling their warea and among
the many artlclea for sale the bungloo
espies a snuff box that greatly excites hie
curiosity and which he buys. He finds
In It magic snuff and an ancient script
which says, "Whoever shall partake of the
magic snuff enclosed within this box shall
have the power to transform himself Into
any animal he may choose by pronouncing
the magic word "mutabor;" when he
wishes to resume the human form he haa
only to repeat the same word. "Let he
who la thua transformed beware that he
riot Indulge In laughter or the magle word
bo forgotten and he will remain an
al forever." Aa Storks carried off
th-j bungloo'ai royal scepter. Slim guff, the
royal eobbler, auggests that all turn Into
storks and look for It. The scenes through
out the latter part of the opera ahow their
royaltiea searching for the lost scepter.
dropping royaltiea and It la ' recovered.
May De Souxa, a former Omaha girl, la the
company's prima donna.
An entirely new veralon of the farce com
edy, "McFadden'a Row of Flats." with new
songs, costumes, episodes, tokea, views,
dancea, specialties, scenery, stars and fea
tures, will be seen at the Boyd Thursday
and Friday nights, with special matinee
Friday afternoon. The roles of McFaddea
and Mike Muldoon, the Milesian troublo
makera, are In the handa of Arthur White-
law and Jamea K. Nesley. Mao Donahue Is
the Mra. Murphy of tha cast. The Yellow
Klda are handled by diminutive Bobby Ral
ston and Jerry Sullivan. Weary Willie la
in the hands of William Frey and Emma
Italia la the aoubretto of the company. An
exceptionally large company la to bo seen
In the support of ths principals.
On Saturday evening at th Boyd the
j Bostontsns will produce the new romantic
eomio opera, -jnaio Merita, ny Bmltn ana
DeKoven. This opera Is a sequel to their
greatest success, "Robin Hood," and pre
sents the "familiar personages of the Brst
named opera amid new scenes and advea
ture. An elaborate scenic embellishment la
promised, showing th landscape of an Eng
lish forest, with th castle of th earl ot
Huntington In th distance; the camp of the
crusaders before th wall, of Acre, wtth a
sunset effect In th desert, and the banquet
hall of Huntington castle oa Christmas day.
The company producing "Maid Marian" will
In lta principals be th original one, lnclud
Ing H. C. Barnabee, who will reappear as
the Sheriff; W. H. MacDonald. aa Uttle
John; George B. Frothlngham. Friar Tuck
and the original Dam Durden. Josephine
Bartlett. Th prima donna will be Orac
Van Studdlford. who appears la the title
role. Mlaa Van Studdlford haa the reputa
tion of being th peer of light opera prima
donnas. The other artists are Olive C.
Moore, Sabery rrOraell, William C. Weeden.
Harold Gordon. Allen C. Hinckley, Campbell
Donald. John J. Martin, W. M. Dorrlngtoo,
Oeorg M. Vail, J. Weibley. Carrie K. Mills.
Floreno Qulnn, Jamea E. Miller, Harry
Dal aad eeventy others ballet and chorus.
At th matinee on Saturday the big scenic
production of "Robin Hood" will be the of
fering. Commencing with a matlne today th
Orpbeum will have a diversified bill of eight
numbers given by about an equal number of
strange artists and those who have been
her before, LaMar and Gabriel are among
this season's headline features that are
quoted as signal successes. Their specialty
U comedy and la this lln oae of th duo,
a diminutive performer. Is said to be novel.
Llssl aad Vlnl Daly, th terpslcbors ex
ponent, admittedly reach th highest
standard of excellence la their style t
dancing found In vaudeville. A unlqu
comedy act, with pantomime predominating
aad display of difficult contortion and
acrobatic, will be given by th four Ralnos.
Irvlag Jon, the oolorod oomedlaa of ludi-
croua laugh-provoking appearance and an
ties, returns with a changed atunt. Mr. and
Mrs. Swlckard have never been here. With
carefully trained voices and a repertory of
popular and classic songs they will en
deavor to establish themselves aa enter
tainers. "The Man from Ireland' Is the
characteristic billing given William Cahlll
Daviea, who haa a rich brogue and sense of
Celtic witticism which be turns to account
In yarns told In the style of the noted John
T. Kelly. Dorsh and Russell will Initiate
an acquaintance with local theater-goers
with a musical comedy turn, while for the
completing feature an entirely new set of
moving pictures will be projected by the
Playa mm Players.
Lole Fuller Is to return November 3 for
a tour of the variety theaters.
Richard Oolden s tour In "Foxy Qulller"
Is proving to be a remarkable success,
financially snd artlstlcaly. Ben Stern has
evidently hit It again.
Arthur Byron Is to have the chief mas
culine character In "The Stubbornness of
Geraldine," the play Clyde Fitch haa writ
ten for Mary Mannerlng.
Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Milton Royle closed
their vaudeville engagement October 4 and
returned to New York to prepare for their
starring tour under the management of
Ben Stern.
September 29, at the Colonial theater. In
Boston, Mr. Joseph Jefferson begun his
annual fall tour. In the spring Mr. Jeffer
son will play a two weeks engagement at
the Harlem opera house. New York.
The company that Is to support Lewis
Morrison In "Faust" has left New York
for St. Paul and Minneapolis, where Mr.
Morrison's tour under Jules Murry's man J
as-ement Will Degin on uetoDer it. a nanu
Kome Pullman car has been chartered for
the tour.
Charles Klein, who wrote the book of
"Mr. Pickwick," In which Mr. De Wolf
Tlimiwr tm tnrrlnff. Is In receipt Of box
office statements calculated to make him
feel that he can embark on a tour or tne
world with his family without Impoverish
ing himself.
May Edouln has finished her long and
successful engagement in London, and re
turns to this country late in October. 8he
expects to star in a new play which a well
known author has written for her. Mr.
Fred Edwards will again be the leading
man In her company.
James K. Hackett haa returned to J. O.
O. Duffy and Cyrus Townsend Brady their
dramatization of the letter's "Hohensol
lern," and the manuscript Is now being
considered ss a medium for Edward Mor
gan after his New York City engagement
with Viola Allen In "The Eternal City.-'
Kathrvn Kidder, who has passed under
the management of Jules Murry for a term
of years, is engaging her supporting com
pany for the coming tour, which begins In
December. The play has been selected, but
not yet named. It Is said, however, to be
eminently adapted to Miss Kidder's quali
ties ss an emotional actress.
Blanche Ring, the girl who made the hit
of "The Defender" In singing "The Good
niri Rummer Tlmi ." and Mrs. Robert Os-
born, who has the Playhouse' In New York,
had a tiff last week because Miss Ring
claimed that she had been engaged to play
the title role, since changed In favor of the
comedian. Later on they made It up. So
Miss Ring will appear In "Tommy Rot'
after all.
Charles Frohman haa secured Wyndham'a
theater, London, for the purpose of con
tinuing there the run of "The Marriage
of Kitty," with Marie Tempest in the prin
cipal role. The comedy is now running at
the Duke of York's theater, but It must
make way for the production of J. M. Bar
rie's new comedy, the title of which has not
yet been decided upon. It will be removed
to Wyndham's theater on October 28.
"A Chinese Honeymoon" has passed Its
400th performance In London. where,
atrangelv enough. It was taken to fill an
odd week or two, with no hope that It
would be accepted as good entertainment
In the metropolis. It had been staged
cheaply for provincial exploitation, and
had nobody 01 note in me cast apart irom
Louie Freear. Those who have seen both
say the American production ts Infinitely
Klrke Ij Shelle Just at present Is head
over heels In business. Having started his
"Arlrona," Frank Daniels and "Sergeant
Jamea" companies, he is now preparing for
T. 1 I Ch.nb... "
which promises to be a notable event. He
has also In view an early production of a
new melodrama called "The Great Lynn-
wood Robbery." Mr. La Bheiie, ny tne
way. Is recovering very quickly from his
recent Illness.
Henry M. Blossom, Jr., whose "Checkers"
has been a successful contribution to the
school of slang literature, of which George
Ade is high priest, nas. line AO", gone into
libretto writing. A light opera from his
pen; with a score by Alfred M. Robyn, Is
to be staged this season, and Savage, the
director of the Castle Square enterprises,
has made a contract that covers everything
Blossom may write for the stage diying
the next rive years.
The critics In New York City do not
like "The Two Schools," acted there last
Tuesday evening. One Impression gained
from what they write Is that Alfred Capus'
company has been badly made over for use
on our stage. Mr. Winter, writing In the
Tribune, went at It violently, and had the
assistance of Mr. Towse, In the post, ur
th nlavers. none would appear to have
done very well with the single exception
or Jessie Busiey, as a low-oorn couone
whose amours Involve the action.
Cutllffe Hyne's "Captain Kettle" stories
ha neon made into a play by Murray
Carson and Malcolm Watson, and the piece.
which is In four acts, win oe proaucea
soon In London. H. V. Esmond will have
the title role, and the cast will Include W.
L. Abingdon, who Is regarded there aa the
best actor of melodramatic vlllians. and
Svdnev Brough. who waa here last season
with Maude Adams In "Quality Street."
A four-act play called "Captain Kettle, ii
Is recalled, was produced for copyright In
London aa long ago aa December, limn, and
was credited to the authorship of "Alfred
Weatherden." the nom de plume of three
actors who collaborated in the writing.
Stanislaus Stange's new play, "The
Daughter of Hamllcar." will have Its first
production In Chicago on November 3. when
Blanche Walsh will be seen In the ro
mantic and tragic role or Haiammoo, tne
priestess of Tanlt. According to details
furnished by Wagenhala and Kemper con
cerning both play and production. It would
seem that a genuine treat Is In store, not
nnlv for those who would be thrilled by
the momentous situations characteristic of
the fervid and tragic drama, but equally
for musical enthusiasts. The chants and
nrslses sunsr bv the priests and priestesses
of Tanlt and Moloch, the two popular
deities of ancient Carthage, req
large chorus, sre said to be the most Im
tiresslve examples of dramatic music writ
ten bv anv modern composer. It la the
work of Henry K. Hadley. whose sym
phonies would Indicate that he In a worthy
follower of the , IJsst and Wagnerian
Henrv W. Savare haa George Ade'a latest
musical comedy, "Peggy from Paris." well
In hand: that Is, so far as tne production
toe and the selection of the cast which
will present It. The music, which has been
written by William Loral ne. is said to be
In that comDoeer'a beat vein, and- the
libretto, which more nearly approaches the
vernacular than anything else wmcn Ade
has written for the stage, la reported to
be an extremely clever bit of sstlre and
most imuilnf. The central flcure Is a
young woman who haa left a amall town
In the middle west ss a companion to a
wealthv lady and who has been metamor
phoned Into the leading woman of a French
comic opera company. It la stated that
there Is a coherent atory all the way
through and that aome of the situations
snd comnllrstlons are ridiculous In the ex
treme. It Is understood that Mr. Savage
will spare no expense to make the produc
tlon a very lavish one.
A Fta Steasashlsi ervte Arranged
the Winter.
Th Dominion Line announces that the
large modern twin acrew passenger ships.
Commonwealth and New England, will go
Into service between Boston and Gibraltar,
Naplea, Genoa and Alexandria. Egypt, thla
winter, and with th ateamers Cambro-
man and Vancouver, will make regular
trips. The Commonwealth and New Eng
land are the largest passenger ships that
ver entered tbe Mediterranean aea and
have become very popular ships with the
people of th west. Th Chicago office of
ths Dominion Line have Just received offi
cial nolle that th company will main
tain a tegular weekly passenger service
between Montreal and Liverpool, com
menclng with th opening of navigation
n th St. Lawrence river next season
Th steamers selected for this service
ar as follows: Cansda. t.000 tons; Ken
slngton, 1.46J tons; Sou t ho ark, 1.407 tons
Dominion, Mil tons. All ar twin screw
aad will carry Saloon, aocond aad third
claas passengers.
This Afternoon
Tonight! Monday Night.
Burt fe Nicolai Present the
Beautiful Pastoral Play,
It Touches All Hearts
A Carload of Scenery
PRICKS Matinee, 2Bc, SOe.
2Bc, BOc, 75c.
The new season In the musical depart
ment of the Woman's club haa opened, or
rather will officially open tomorrow morn
Tug at 10:30 at the First Congregational
church. Tha department will be under the
direction of Mlaa Corlnne Paulson, who Is
a talented pianist, an enthusiastic art lover
and a progressive student of matters
musical. Mlaa Paulson is planning a num
ber of very Interesting events, such as
"Forenoons w'lth Women Composers,"
"Forenoons With American Composers,"
etc. The musical department of tbe club
will make a decided hit with the musical
people of Omaha If It will now take a posi
tive stand for good music properly pre
sented, rather than the extreme classics.
Indifferently or badly Interpreted. I have
heard musical performances Che word Is
correct here) at the Omaha Woman's club
which wotild make the rnmpnsprs shiver In
their shrouds, If they had any, and which
should never have been "mothered" by the
The musical critic of The Be has in past
years been condemned most vigorously be
cause he would persist In objecting to mu
sical presentations such as those men
tioned. The club department -itallated
evidently In lta own way. Inasmuch aa the
musical critic aforesaid bas been relieved
of the possibility of presenting a press card
at tbe door and bas consequently said little
for or against tha musical plana ot the or
ganization in this column. If the readers
of this column who are Members ot the
Woman'a club will be so kind aa to read
carefully tbe following sentences they may
be surprised: This column has not criti
cised this club, but lta writer has been a
champion of It. This column has criticised
the musical department, and Its writer has
tried to an out-and-out enemy to some
ot lta Ideas and their manifestations. In
so doing he was a friend to the club, it a
foe to a department. When the musical
critic of The Bee has been called on to
assist the club generally by word or pen
or public utterance he has tried to do ao.
i But this la all a preamble.
We are now on the threshold of a new
aeaaon. We are to see a winter full of
achievement and th musical department
of th Woman's club la under the leader
ship of an enthusiastic, young woman, who.
so far aa I know, la not tied up with any
clloue or faction.
Aa far a the musical crltlo of Th Be
la concerned he stands ready to support
wtth pen, tongue, pupils and purs (th
latter to a degree) any honest effort on
th part of thla musical department.
It baa a wonderful possibility. It could
mold musical thought here tremendously.
Of course It would be presumptlous for a
mere man, or a mere critic to suggest any
thing to tha fair aex aa to running her
own affairs, for shs doe that well herself.
But let ma dream.
I see. In fancy, a meeting of the musical
department of the Woman's club; the
the room la crowded wtth a splendid array
of young and middle aged and elderly
facea, but in each la an indication of in
telligent force. The program contains
namee that I have never seen before upon
mualcal program in Omaha. The work
of the artistic planlata, singers, violinists,
etc, has been really good and I feel aa
though I have not only learned something.
but enjoyed the learning.
Th schema haa been tried- of having
special fee for tbe department alone.
It failed, I am told. There may have been
reasons. I know that there were. The
department must not be run In the Inter
est of any one person. This was not In th
Then I see a number of people paying
60 cents as they go In. I inquire the rea
son and am told that the annual sub
scription Including entrance fee Is $3 a
year for the members of the musical de
partment and that as tbe department Is
largely composed of people who are pay
ing for private leasons, music, etc., and as
tbey ar willing to lend their services to
the club on programs of other depart
ments, they are sllowed to havo the re
duction and to pay for it gradually.
But, I aay, how can you keep thee
people from jangling and from getting Into
snarl you had before? "Easily," cornea
the anawer, "we arrange with each of
those teachers who are recognised aa
leaders In their lines to furnish us with
th names ot say, four pupils whom they
may consider capable of doing them (th
teacBer) Justice; then we bav a plan
whereby any good teacher wltb a good
pupil can have her heard, so that all th
teacher who ar doing good work will
be represented on th programs of the
department, only one appearanoe to each
pupil, each aeaaon.
You aee, in thla way, w have eenatant
novelty and the teachers ar all booming
th mualcal department, and aa each pupil
must be a member before shs can appear
on the program It keepa our membership
list constantly expanding.
That la cartaialy a good thing (or Omaha
women and it ther axe aoia who will
TIig uighi
Tues., Wednesdas Matinee,
Wednesday Night
The Beauty Bright of Them AH
The Musical Fantasy Hit that Flew on the
Merry Wing of Popularity for
5 Months in Chicago
In Two Acts and Three Scenes
The Original Production.
Three Carloads.
Beautiful, Elaborate, Fantastic
May De Sousa. Gilbert Gregory
Josie Intropldl. William Wolff.
Eula Jensen. Abbott Adauis.
Harriet Standon. Frank RuBhworth.
Ethel Johnson. William Rock.
And a large flock of chic singing and
dancing girls.
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Klftht. JsBc, B4HS, 7 Be, l, fl.ftO. Seats
on sal.
come In and who will get all the benefits
and who will not take an Interest In tbe
other club work, be not discouraged, for
there are many people who will sneak
Into a church where a musical service Is
In progress where they know a fee Is ex
pected at the offertory, where they can
"beat the plate," and where they will do
it with a smile.
The good that could be done in this way
would overbalance mightily the apathy of
those who might be so selfish as to- take
no interest In the club proper. There Is
not a professional musician who would
not be willing to talk to the members on
some musical topic, occasionally and with
earnest, honest, unselfish and general
work of the musical department of the
Woman'a club can be a pillar In the Omaha
phtlharmonlo structuie.
We are waiting! Furthermore, we have
Tbe May festival scheme la booming. A
committee of business men Is quietly work
ing and there will be something to an
nounce In a few days. The membership
in the festival choir has been absolutely
closed. It has been found In the past that
when 100 slngera are aeated on the stage at
Boyd's theater, with an orchestra ot fifty
players In front of them, and a quartet of
soloists "in front of that yet," there is no
more room, If one wishes th best musical
The Boyd stage Is a large one, but have
you any idea what room la required by
fifty orchestra players, their stands, their
traps, the kettle drums, the double basses,
etc.? Now seat twenty people down and
imagine five times as many and you will
see that room is quickly taken up.
My reason for mentioning thla la to ex
plain just why I have been compelled, re
luctantly, to decline names for membership
during the past week. There are now 116
names on the roll and therefore no one
can now be admitted, unless- bis or her
name la on the roll. Tbe sixteen last
members will be retained in order to make
up for any possible shrinkage between now
and May 1.
The work 1 now on In good earneet. The
singers are enthused with the "Hiawatha"
music. No interpretations will be re
peated. Constant attendance is necessary.
Talk up the May festival. April 30, May
1 and 2, next year. Those are the dates.
Th theater has been engaged.
It was announced last week that there
would be a "visitors' night" at the May
festival rehearsala, and that It would be on
the first Monday night of the month. Ad
mission will be by visitor's card, which
can be had from the members. Profes
sional musicians are considered welcome
guesta at any rehearsal.
Tha well known atraina of "Robin Hood"
will be heard here next Saturday. Which
reminds me that I heard the only Barnabee
tell a well known Omaha singer once that
he would make her an offer to appear out
side the theaters he visited. In a glass
case, bearing thla inscription: "Th only
woman I have ever met who haa not heard
Robin Hood.'"
I aee that another Royal Italian band la
coming over her for a concert season.
And Creators Is setting them wild In New
Tork. And Msacagnl will be In Omaha
next month. Saint Ellory will have to
accelerate. Ther Is Italian atmosphere
nowaday and plenty of It. Ach Hlmmol!
Mr. Slmms Is working on a Sir John
Stainer musical service to be given at All
Saints' church. Mr. Keck la preparing the
'Forty-second Psalm," by Mendelssohn,
and Mr. Wright Is paylDg bis attentions to
"Rebekah," the former to be given at
Kountse Memorial church and tbo latter
at Trinity cathedral.
As I close thla column I have Just re.
celved a message that Mlaa Mary Muncboff
opened tier season with great success last
night In New York City.
Miss Paulaon, piano, 1 McCague block.
Ante Room Echoes
Within a month the Masonic temple in
Omaha will be equipped with a pipe organ
of a style which is not to be found nearer
this city in a Masonic ball than Cincin
nati. Th combined branches ot Masonry
decided upon the organ several month
ago and the matter baa sines been in the
hands of Oustav Anderson, who haa cor
responded with manufacturers and has
finally received a contract from one which
la believed to be aatlsfactory. Tbe speci
fications provide for a two manual organ
with twenty-one stops, 693 pipes and three
pedal movements. The manufacturer aaya
that the design selected Is one which has
been found most satiafactory for Masonic
Accompanying th organ la a device for
playing tbe same mechanically, so that th
Instrument may be uaed when there are
no organists eligible. The device may be
removed and th organ played by an or.
ganlst, the ebsnge being easily and quickly
There seems to be greater activity In
th ranks of th Scottish Rit thla year
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I j in run
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than ever before. Inspector General Gus
tave Anderson receives reports from all
parte of the west ahowlng that in every
city there Is more or less activity. In
Kansas, Indian Territory and Oklahoma
th order Is increasing In strength and im
portance beyond expectations. A new tem
ple was recently dedicated at Topeka. A
reunion is being held at Galveston, Tex.,
and other polnta in the southwest. At
Little Rock, Ark., a Scottish Rile cathe
dral was recently completed at a cost of
about $75,000. It haa been dedicated and
Is said to be one of the finest lodge build
ings in the west. At St. Louis a new ca
thedral waa dedicated, at which time a
reunion was held.
Omaha will welcome tbe grand lodge ot
the Knlghta of Pythiaa this week. More
than 250 delegates will be present and the
meeting promises to be one of the most
Interesting In the history of the order.
Omaha has a candidate for the position of
grand chancellor In the person of Edward
Vv'mIbu, who has for a y"r heen at the
head of Nebraska lodge No. 1, and haa
been Instrumental in Introducing features
which have Increased the attendance and
Interest In the lodge work to a remarkable
degree. He 1 the father of the lodge
newspaper, which is now doing much good
for the order generally. In connection
with this meeting will be the ceremonial
session of the Knights of Khorassan to be
held Tuesday evening, followed by a ban
quet at tbe Millard hotel.
While the grand lodge of the Pythlana
la in session at Omaha the grand lodge of i
Odd Fellows will be In session at Lincoln,
i-lth a session of the grand lodge of the
Degree ot Rebekah at the same time. These
lodzcs will be represented by a number
of delegates about equal to that of the Pyth
ian lodge. Much work of Interest win be
considered, the most Interesting being a
plan to make the past grand masters, who
are life members of the lodge, attend Its
meeting at tbelr own expense. At the
present time there are a number of mem
bers of the grand lodge who believe that
the past grand masters have too much In
fluence In the grand lodge and the proposal
Is said to be a plan to reduce that In
fluence and give the newly elected dele
gates more power In the meetings.
The press bureau, or rather the bureau
of publicity, which was opened by the
supreme officers of the Modern Woodmen
under the management of Ab Landis,
haa been closed and the supreme camp has
ceased Its efforts to educate the member
ship of the order to the business of the
plan of reorganization reported by the
special committee. There are two or more
reasons given for the cessation of the work.
one extreme being that enough of the men
bereblp had been educated to secure the
adoption of the plan and the other being
that the rank and file who opposed the
plan made ao much objection to the work
of th program that the supreme officers
were compelled to admit their defeat be
forehand and abandon the bureau.
The Ancient Order of the United Work
men is making a strong effort to Increase
Its membership 25 per cent prior to June
1 next, and the varloua lodges In this city
are making the best poselble use of tbe
grand lodge deputies. Omaba Lodge No. 18
bas the services of Deputy Grand Master
Workmen Van Dyke for the month of Octo
ber, and la making a strong campaign
Tuesday evening next No. 18 will hold an
entertainment at the tempi for the pur
pose of rousing Its members into greater
activity. Music, recitations, addresses, re
freshments and a short dance program
will be given. The programs given by this
lodge have always been popular, and this Is
tha first ot a serlea planned by It for the
winter months.
Clan Gordon No. 63, Order of Scottish
Clans, held a regular meeting Tuesday even
Ing In the Continental building, when three
new namee were handed In, and Ova acted
upon. After business Clansman John Mr-
Beth, the celebrated prixe piper, of Clan
McDuff, Chicago, gave an example of what
champion bagpipe playing really mean, and
It waa a revelation to our local performer,
good aa they really are.
R. O. Wataon waa In good voir and sang
Maggi Lauder to perfection.
Andrew Gray, in his quaint manner gov
an account of hla travels abroad, Including
Incident In bis march, with General Rob
erta, to Candahar, and aom doing of tbe
Scot Greys, while he was a member of
that celebrsted regiment-
Clansman Adams, T. Falconer, Cameron
and Lindsay entertained.
The Clan Is making arrangement tor a
Hollow'een social, and then tbey will have
the company of th fair aex.
gaselier Klect Ottleera.
BUFFALO. N. T.. Oct. ll.-The National
Association of Blast Fjrnare Workers and
Smelter has elected the following officer:
James McMahoa, president, Htruthers, O. ;
William Clark, secretary, Buffalo; Thomas
Sheridan, treasurer, Struthers, O. The next
convention will be held at Youiigmown, O.
Resolutions were adopted favoring the
movement for an eight-hour day In the
or trade.
Geraaaa MsNfrts la Caracas.
BERLIN, Oct. 11 A special dispatch re
ceived here from Caracas, Venesuela. says
Adam Russell, a Oerman subject and man
lier of the VenesuHa Plantation company,
has been found murdered and rnhbrd In the
road. The government Is making an In
vestigation, in
uthorllleej charge the
Woodward &
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Saturday Matinee.
Saturday Night
The Original
Barnabee and W. H
McDonald, Props.
The DeKovetv
Smith Latest
Sequel to
"Robin Hood."
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Prices. 10cf 25c, 50c.
Mr. Kelly's Studio
is now
DAvldge Block,
18th and Farnnm
Omaha College of
Music and Fine Arts
(Incorporated under the state laws of
F. H. WRIGHT, 1 L. C. M..
President and Musical Director.
(Organist and Choir Master Trinity Ca
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STUDIO, Karbach Block, S1S-614, Mon
day and Thursday afternoons, TuesdajJ
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Also at residence, 130 N. Kth street.
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Organist and Choir Director ' St
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