Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, October 26, 1902, EDITORIAL SHEET, Page 14, Image 14

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last week trmy reasonably be classed
irlth the uneventful In Omaht'i theatrical
calendar. as it eonUlned Bathing worthy
of serious thought or even remembrance.
Manna and Mason furnished a fairly good
entertainment In the farce comedy line
on the Brat two nlghte and "All on Ac
count of Eliza." which eame next, waa In
differently bad. The moat ambltioue offer
ing of the week at the Boyd waa "A Mod
ern Magdalen," a bad play by a good com
pany. From a purely artletlc atandpolnt
the performance Is entitled to commenda
tion, but the more art the more nauaeatlng
euch plays become. The day may come
hetr actors will feel themselves above
presenting the counterfeits of male and
female drabs, even In the name of art. At
the Orpheum a well made u vaudeville
bill received liberal patronage throughout
the week.
Now and then a very flimsy pretext serves
to excuse an elaborate argument. Just at
present a notable example of this Is being
afforded by the New Tork papers that take
delight In too modern problem play. Very
recently Mr. Charlea Frohman announced
bis Intention of giving a aeries of the early
English morality plays. Mr. Frohman a
motive Is susceptible of at least two In
terpretations. It Is not the purpose here
to discuss either, for neither Is relevant to
the point. In pursuance of his announce
ment, Mr. Frohman caueed t- be produced
at the Mendelssohn hall, lu all its tnedl
meval solemnity and grotesque gr-.vlty.
"Everyman," a most notable example of
the "mysteries" which were shown under
the patronage of the church of the middle
ages for the moral uplifting of the people
cf that time. As a spectacle It is described
as Intensely dull, and as a play It amounts
to absolutely nothing, being merely the
platetudlnous prosing of certain characters,
auch as Fellowship, Knowledge, Good
Deeds, Goods, and so on. Because the pub
llo has not gone Into exstacles over this
ort of play, the advocates of the Immoral
very Ingenuously argue that clean plays are
not wanted. One need not be surprised at
tbla attitude of those who delight In the
refined Indecency of the Pinero type or the
brutally frank vulgarity of Maeterlinck, for
any who can find occasion to advocate plays
that , deal so openly with prurience and
Impurity is easily capable of seizing on any
excuse whereby they may be Justified. It
Would be as reasonable to contend that, be
cause tho books that were written and
printed halt a tnllllnlum ago are no longer
generally read, public taste demands fiction
of a sort that Is usually excluded from pub
lio libraries. A very slender peg Is often
Used on which to hang a mighty argument,
but la the peg In this instance stout enough
to support the contention pendant from ltT
There Is a note of encouragement In the
following excerpt from the valldictory of
Lyman B. Glover, which appeared two
.weeks ago in the Chicago Record-Herald:
With the passing of Isben, Maeterlinck,
Halbe and all other apostlea of distemper
as an appropriate substitute for poetic
trageay or tne impressive arama or numnn
Interest, the lascivious French farce has
also found lie exodus through the rear door
of public contempt and Into the garbage
box, where It properly communes with
other but less oIYenatve rottenness. The re
sponsible theater,, at one time frequently
degraded by these frank and candid Illus
trations of foulness, drenched with the
essence of double entendre and garnished
by all the trimmings of social harlotry, ia
now almost free from such offenses against
The press scourged them as with a whip
of scorpions. The public, In utter disgust,
refused to longer tolerate such an outrage
In high places, with the result that thee
prurient exhibitions were- driven Into the
Slums and are no longer offered by reput
able managers, but find a congenial habitat
only among the degraded.
The comparative cleanness of the Amerl
ran stage, only now and then befouled by
uch an accidental occurrence as "A Mod
ern Magdalen" or some scarlet tour de
force provided as pacemaker for actresses
of pension and Intensity, Is a most com
mendable outgrowth of recent years. That
there will' always be sporadic examples of
the baleful as well aa the suggestive drama
may be conceded, but the present trend of
the public mind Is most unfriendly to both
and there will never be a reoound in the
other direction. All people whose views are
worth considering demand a clean stage or
none at all. They wish to purchase neither
views of unhapplness nor a dramatic
synopsis of vice,
Mr. Richard Mansfield closed his engage
ment In Chicago last evening, having pre
sented his "JttTTus Caesar" at thirteen per
performances. Superlatives were ex
hausted by the Chicago papers In review
log the production and the Interpretation
of the character of Brutus by Mr. Maos
Sold. Amidst the clouds of smoke arising
from the Incense burned before this great
est of living English-speaking actors, one
very essential point to Omaha people at
least Is obscured. It Is that Mr. Mans
field, who might easily find audiences every
night In the year among the citizens of
half a dozen of the larger cities of the
couotry, disregards his personal comfort
and carries his magnificent art to those
dwellers In outer darkness who could not
otherwise enjoy It. Other great actors
have made occasional Journeys through the
wilderness of one-night stands, but Rich
ards Mansfield Is the only one who has
ever undertaken such excursions as an
annual event. It Is merely another evi
dence) of the artlstlo greatness of the man.
At one time or another Americans have
been treated to some most remarkable
thing in the way of thrillers, but nothing
In the range of easy recollection will com
pare with the "shilling shocker" which is
thus described by the Loudon correspond
ent ot the Dramatic Mirror:
New produotlon number two was a melo
drama written by Walter Melville for the
tiuge Standard theater, in the Shoredltch
part of the huge Kast End. and for subse
quent touring purposes. The play bore the
extraordinary title of "The Second Time
on Eurth, and a very extraordinary play it
I asaure you. By way of somewhat
fprovlng my words I may simply mention a
'few of the deeds of the wicked heroine,
lhn at the commencement of the play sud
denly turned up alone and well after having
bten given out as dead and burled. She
started by hurling the captain of an At
'lantla liner ( seemed to be crewlessi
Into the adjoining o-an. in ordar to more
safely purloin sevei?.! hundreds of thou
sands of pounds worth of Jewels, which he
had conveniently stored away In his private
cabin. She next wnt to the drowned cap
tain's old home and set abojt upsetting the
honeymoon of the good heroine and hero,
rihe furthermore inveigled into her tolls
the bride's brother, son ot the captain
whom ehe h" tipped into the Atlantic.
Next the wicked ov eat ure helped to murder
a poor Italian organ grinder who had seen
The number of modern women who can triumph in the
rrl r u aie 10-uay in tne minority.
t The average women of to-day have troubles
mai were
their mothers, because.
tneir child
powers are
caused by
tho comforts,
and Indolent
ern civuiiauon.
III www tc
vironments, occupation, etc.
In view of woman's
peace of mind during
testation, aa well aa
of that period, MOIHLR'S
WUiilLK 5 IKiLMJ U that
ffbich banishes morning;
during- pregnancy; shortens
.ainle&a; builds tip tho patient
that she emerges Irora the ordeal
a r v a
i If
one, too, shows tbe effect of MOIHll'S f Kit HO bv ita rohuatnesa
m r A ujitfir '
Bold at anie stores
bead for cur tincly llluttratsd
her drown the CTewleee eaptaln, and also
sidivl to bery the dead Italian on the sea
shore, from which, however, the Italian
corpse was presently dug out by the lately
H.. ,nrn ail rantaln noW fnmA tO life but not
vet to reason. Anon, finding that her deep
plots palled he tried to staB tne orine, om
cot hurt herself and sent to a hospltni.
Ii.r v.. tria.4 in ahnnt th hrlileeroom. but
on ml.-wlng him and killing a male confed
erate of hers the guilty girl swallowed cold
puleon and died In the next hospital bed to
her mother, who had a few moments before
rtio.i mvln mad from drink. There's a
cheerful play for you: The acting calls for
no special comment, but tne play is eiioumi
to make your good Uawain rave nigni
mares nightly until further notice.
'emlna? Events.
'On the Suwanee River," a southern
melodrama of the old style, will be the of
fering at the Boyd this afternoon and night.
The piece has been touring the theatrical
circuits for some yeara past. Its plot Is a
very strong one and la most dramatically
worked out. The plot binges on an at
tempt to defraud a blind girl of her estate.
her relatives undertaking to marry her to
an old miser. The scheme la frustrated by
the glrl'i old negro "mammy," who ttlcks
to her and not only saves her from her
relatives, but has her sight reatored. Miss
Stella Mayhew enacts the role of the old
colored mammy, which Is made the princl-
pal one of the play. The scenery of the
piece Is new and was especially painted
from photographs taken at the village of
Suwanee, on the river of that name In
Georgia. Miss Mayhew's company Is the
best ever engaged for btr.
De Wolf Hopper and his company will ap
pear at the Boyd Monday ana xuesaay
night, with a special matinee Tuesday. In
bis new play entitled "Mr. Pickwick." The
company which surrounds Mr. Hopper con- I
tains Dlgby Bell, Grant Stewart, Henry
Norman, Louis Payne, Louise Gunning,
Laura Joyce Bell. Marguerite Clark, J. K.
Adams, Gny Bartlett and Grace Fisher,
There will be a chorus of fifty voices. A
sumptuous production will be given. In
eluding new and appropriate scenery and
costumes of the period.
The opening scene of "Mr. Pickwick"
takes place at the Dingley Dell Arms at
the time Mr. Pickwick, Samuel Weller, old
Tony Weller and the various members of
the Pickwick club arrive at the beginning
of their tour for the purpose of Investigat
lng the world's troubles. It is here that
they meet Alfred Jingle, who 1b on the
point of eloplDg with Miss Wardle. Jingle
Inculcates himself into Mr. Pickwick's good
graces and succeeds In hoodwinking htm
and everybody else ao completely that the
entire odium of the elopement la thrown on
Pickwlck'8 shoulders. Other scenes In the
nlav Include the visit of the members of I
p. y! . . , . . L . . . . .
.the Pickwick club, including Mr. Pickwick,
Mr. Tupman, Mr. Snodgrass and Mr.
Winkle, to Miss Tompkins' seminary for the
Intent of investigating the purposes of
women as evidenced by the school girls.
with the result that the club falls in love
with half of the girls. Sam Weller, with
the help of his father, the old Weller, frus
trates Jingle's schemes and Just as they
succeed Mrs. Bardell, her nieces and law
yers arrive from London, much to Pick'
wick's consternation. How the Plckwlcktans
emerged from their troubles, how they ac
cept Squire Wardle's hospitality shooting,
fishing, driving, etc. how the fat boy Is
the cause of the champagne lunch being
stolen by the school girls and Polly, the
maid of the Dingley Dell Arms, how Winkle
falls in love with Arabella and Jingle car
rlcs off Mrs. Bardell and Pickwick Is taken
home in the hay wagon must be Been to
be appreciated. "Mr. Pickwick" was dram
atized by Charles Klein.
The Joint appearance of Mr. Louie James
and Frederick Wards next Wednesday and
Thursday evenings and Thursday matinee
at Boyd's theater once more, calls atten
tion to the Shakespearean productions of
Managers Wagenbals and Kemper. The
play on this occasion will be "The Tern
pest, which will be a delight to all, be-
cause this exquisite comedy has only been
presented twice during the last, twenty
years and will be, therefore, more or less
a novelty. In the character of Prospero,
assumsd by Frederick Warde, Is shown
how easy It Is to extract happiness from
adversity, how silly It Is to be revengeful
and in spite of Ingratitude, how grand
it Is to always consider the happiness of
others. Louis James will be seen in the
role of Caliban, a character which, by the
way of contrast, in his ugliness, hie venge
ful nature and Ignoble condition shows
the Inevitable penalty of laziness, un
kindness and discontent. The Innocent
loves of Miranda and Ferdinand, with their
delightful wooing, the loyalty, truth and
faith of the fairy spirit Ariel, and the
. nun conversion ot rrospero enemies to
"iigiou oi oroineriy love ana inena-
uip an impart ma aosoioing lasciuation
which In reading leaves but one regret
and that Is the seeming Impossibility of
being able to reproduce these poetto fairy-
like scenes on the stage. The action ot the
play is supposed to take place on an en-
cnaniea island, inhabited by gnomes.
sprites and fairies of all kinds and condi
tions, and where Prospero has become a
voluntary exile with his daughter Miranda.
It therefore necessitates a spectacular
stage production. Mr. Norman Hackett
will be seen a Prince Ferdinand, Just ' the
style of character his admirers would have
him assume. Miss Edith Fassett will be
seen as Ariel, Mr. Wadsworth Harris aa
Antonio and Miss Teresa Maxwell will be
the beautiful lovelorn Miranda.
The nautical comedy drama "Down
by the Sea," will be the attraction
at the Boyd Friday and Saturday nights
and Saturday matinee this week.
The drama Is of English origin and was
for several seasoDB the comedy drama
success ot the larger cities of the United
Kingdom. It had Its premier American
production In Boston last season, where
It won approval. It has been greatly
changed sines its first presentation here
to fit the tastes of American audiences.
Its action Instead of taking place on the
jsnguen coast has been transferred to
Long Island. The story deals with the
customary love. Intrigue and revenge, with
the hero triumphing In the last act. The
big sensational scene of the play Is the ship
wreck, with the heroine In a frail boat
struggling to make her way to a wrecked
unknown to
such factors aa
tendencies of mod
unsanitary en
physical comfort and
tha entira period of
safe A-Wvmi-m .r k
(Kit NO ia eomoounded.
famous external liniment
sickness and mmuunHt
labor and makes it nearly
s constitutional strength, ae
without dane-er. The little
for Si 00 rr hnin.
book for expeciaat saothere.
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vessel to save the life of her lover. Other
effective scenes are said to be the church
yard at East Haven. Long Island, the
lighthouse and harbor entrance to East
Haven. Miss Fanny Curtis enacts tho
leading role and she Is said to be supported
by a very strong company. Two carloads
of ecenery and mechanical effects are said
to be necessary to the production of the
The Two Juliets," a little farce, will be
the vehicle of introduction for Mervllle,
Booth and Elmore to exploit a condensa
tion of comedy on the mistaken Identity or
der. Twin sisters constantly being mis
taken for each other by a persistent suitor
In this case furnish the object for a series
of embarrassing situations from which
arise the fun. Phil and Nettle Peters,
whose starring expedition .in German com
edy has made them familiar figures on the
stage, and Master Eddie, their son, will
appear In a sketch called "Leglmate." The
Heras family, an aggregation of acrobats.
hall from Europe, their country being sunny
Italy. It la claimed that they are remark
ably clever and will not Buffer by compari
son with any of the splendid athletic
stunts" which have been seen at the
vaudeville house. Instrumental music will
form the offering of Collins and Mandril,
while the monologue comedy entertainers,
the single-handed monarch of mirth, will be
Charles Kenna. Local pride, which as a
rule finds vent when any artist who has
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Omaha. Previous to going on the stage
Miss Fox resided here with her family from
babyhood. She has earned considerable
reputation as a coon singer, having ap
peared In nearly all the leading vaudeville
houses throughout the country. Seals have
been engaged for a number of theater par-
t)eg in ner noDor D, 0,i friends. The prln
Cp8j vocal contribution will be entrusted
to Jessie Dale, the baritone. The klno-
drome scenes will be entirely new.
riara and Players.
Thomas E. Shea has added "The Fool's
Revenge" to his list of plays for this
Mr. Malcolm Watson's adnntntlon of
"Captain Kettle" Is to be nresented in the
London Adelphl theater next week. Part
of the plot relates to the Dreyfus story.
The "Arlsona" companies, of which there
are two at present playing tnrougnouc tne
country, are more man equaling me euc
cess they acquired In previous seasons.
Marie George has given ud the Idea of
going to London to appear In "The Chinese
Honeymoon" and will probably accept a
prominent roie wiin jueacrer s a vna
Rose" company.
The earl of Roslvn is not the only English
nobleman who is to be seen on the Ameri
can stage. Klchard Lambert, a grandson
of the earl of Craven and a brother of
Lord Ernest Lambert, is to appear in "The
lyranny or Tears.
Frank McKee Is Dlannlna to send Miss
Mary Mannering to London next season to
present "The Stubbornness of Geraldine."
Mr. McKee nan arranged for a copyright
performance 01 tne piay in uonurni ana
will reserve
the English rights for hie
Blanche Bates' debut In "The Darling of
tne Uode, tne Japanese play Dy David
Belaseo and John Luther Long, will take
place at the National theater, Washington,
November 17. Robert T. Haines has suc
ceeded Eugene Ormonde as her leading
Henrv W. 8a vane and Geome Ade sailed
for Europe on Tuesday last and expect to
be absent from this country for about six
weeks. The oblect of this trip, it is under
stood, la to aet some necessary mings tor
"Peggy from Paris," which is scheduled for
production in the near future.
Walter Laurence, stage manager of
'Princess Chic, and Uermlone Haxleton.
prima donna of the eame company, were
quietly married at Hamilton, Ont., last
Mondavi Mrs. . Laurence la the daughter
of P. 8. Hudson of Chicago, a wealthy grain
merchant ana representative or tne Argen
tine Kepubiic.
Fifteen years ago Kyrle Bellew was the
leading man at Wallace's theater. New
York, and James O'Neill occupied the same
position at the Union Square. The two
were fast friends. Last week they came
together Tor the first time in nrteen yeara,
tut a havina- keDt them apart all that time.
although under the same management last
William Paull. the well known baritone.
who la at present with the Castle Square
Opera company, under the direction of
Henrv w. Bavaee. is saia to oe an ex
tremely arood marksman. He has almost
hootlng society and they come from all
parts ot the world, for Mr. Paull has been
an extensive traveler.
The fact that thousands of young people
are studying the art ot music, and few are
making great successes, has forced itself on
the mlnda of many thinkers.
You and I know some hundreds ot stu
dents, people with talwnt, with brains, with
opportunities, and yet how very few ot
them can talk to us on the subject of music
In auch a way as to interest us intensely
tor an hour or two.
I have been entertained, by the hour, In
CUM buaneSs. young doctors discuss opera-
.,, treaiment. and th like, voun law.
yers discuss law, but there are only a few
whom I have met that can unreservedly.
unaffectedly and enthusiastically dilate
upon the ethics or the science of muelo in
such a way as to show their acquaintance
with its hidden depths.
I have come to the conclusion that the
actual reason Is that tew musical students
are really willing to "pay the price!"
Tbe trifling eum of $2 or $3 expended once
or twice a week In a studio la the smallest
Item in the expense account. That is not
"paying the price!"
There Is a law. Inflexible but kind, which
compels those who wish to accomplish any
thing to "pay the price." Five-dollar gold
pieces are not found In mines, but the gold
crude and unpolished Is there.
To have the glittering gold pieces, the
ring eetttng, or the chaste cuff button, re
quires labor, workmanship, close attention.
That is tbe price of the polish.
The young business man does not "pay
tbe price" when he pays out the rental
money. No. see him working at his ac
counts, or his stock, or his correspondence.
when his "regrets have been sent to a
theater party which he fain would attend.
Is he at tbe ball game to cheer on his
favorite players each week? No, enthusiast
though he Is, he Is denying himself that
pleasure for the present.
He Is "paying the price."
Look In at this window. Bee the young
man studying earnestly while the "other
fellows" are at billiards,- or poker, or at
the dance, or In society. He says, "not
yet seme day, perhaps, but not now.
He digs, be works, ha wants to be the
successful practitioner of his mental pic
turlng. and be will be -for he is "paying
tbe price."
Here Is a young man In a debating club.
Tou will find him in the study room of the
public library most of the time when be Is
not working for his employers. He has
pictures ot Clay, Webster, Lincoln, Glad
stone and others In his room at the board
ing house. They are cheap pictures, as )ou
or I may see them, for they are cut out of
a newspaper or magazine, but to him they
are the most valuable of his possessions;
they are his living, throbbing, puleating
thoughts. He has no pictures there of the
popular actress, or the champion pugllUt,
or the winning foot ball team. He is work
ing to sstisfy a laudable ambition. He is
Into it deep and definitely. He will win
and wax strong.
He Is "psying the price!"
Hera Is a young woman who works from
la the morning until at night. She ULdi
time to study her pianoforte work or her
violin work or her singing; where does she
find the timeT Ask her and ahe will tell
you that she loves her work, and that one
can always find time for what they are
most Interested In. She has hopes of a
future' career, better than the shop counter,
and she will succeed.
She is "paying the price," and paying It
Here Is another young woman. She Lai
no business cares. It Is true, but you know
there are matinees, aod there areaoclal du
ties, and "the girls" expect her here and
there, and there Is golf, ping pong, and that
kenslngton, you know she simply must be
there and the hairdresser,, and the mani
curist, the dance here and-Tiie dinner there,
the automobile at noon and the ought-to-
be-there at night, and so she must have
her afternoon "nap" before the dressmaker
comes and. "Oh!" well, to be sure, this
Is the day for my music lesson and I almost
forgot It."
No, Miss , I do not mean you alone;
there are many of you, and my heart In tad
because of you, for you will not succeed.
You cannot. It would be a direct reversal
of a law of nature. '
You are trying to get something for noth
Your father is paying the bill for tuition,
but you you. are not "paying the price!"
Oh, that I had a mighty pen which would
stir the student world to think on this sub
ject! Each one must pay the price. The
monthly bill Is simply a "rental," as it
were, ot the Implements for work, but tbo
worker must spend his and her strength
Individually or there will be no harvest.
He must earn success "by the sweat of
his brow" let the work be of brawn or
brain. It matters little.
There Is a price.
That price must be paid.
Bleesed Is the man, blessed la the woman
who pays It cheerfully and "not grudgingly
nor of necessity, for the Lord loveth a
cheerful giver."
Let me remind you of two quatrains which
you have read, the first from that sweet
singer, dear old Dr. Horatlus Bonar, and
the second from the straight-forward Rud
yard Kipling:
Go, labor on; 'tis not for naught;
Thine -earthly loss Is heavenly gain;
Men heed thee, love thee, praise thee not;
The Master praises! wnat are menr
And only the Master shall praise us, and
only the Master shall blame;
And no one shall work for money, and no
one shall worn ror lame;
But each for the Joy of the working, and
each, in his separate 'star.
Shall draw the Thing an he sees It, for the
God of Things as They Are.
It la a question whether or not It will be
found necessary to close the gallery of
Boyd'a theater when musical events - are
booked. The Yoong Men's Christian asso
ciation concert last Thursday night was an
occasion which was marked by conduct on
the part of the "gallery" that should not be
tolerated for an Instant. Calls of derision
directed against the personal appearance ot
artists, greetings of other artists ot na
tional repute by "gallery" calls of the
artist's given name, etc., are out of place
in the leading theater of Omaha. If the
Young Men's Christian association Is not to
blame, it should exonerate Itself or explain,
and if the Boyd theater management is not
to blame. It should do likewise. ' - ' '
There was a time when such things could
not be. Who Is at fault T
Is this an echo of "rag-time" free-and-
easy concerts, with official recognition, or
of catering to a disorderly element at
"street fair carnivals," which, by the way,
Omaha has outgrown, even if some of her
citizens have not?
Omaha! "How many crimes have been
committed (and commlttee-d) la thy
The Msy festival scheme Is booming. The
choir will rehearse tomorrow night at, the
Kountze Memorial church. The committee
of business men has met several times snd
plans ara being developed. There are still
a few vacancies in the "one-bundred-dollar'
subscription Hat, but not many. Thirty
subscriptions of $100 each (guarantee fund)
are to be secured before the single tickets
are sold. It is expected, but not promised,
that guarantors will be generously re
funded, although not to the full extent ot
their subscription, but nearly so.
The Woman's club directory, at its meet'
ing last Monday, voted that as an expert
ment for this season new members may be
admitted into musical department, exclu
slvs ot all the rest of tho club privileges,
at the rate ot $2 per year. Tbla was
readily granted when it was made clear that
In order to have a successful and active
musical club said club must have a auffl
clent number of enthusiastic and earnest
students and musical people who will be
capable ot creditably taking part on pro
grams (which Is not the case at present).
All of the prominent teachers are greatly
In favor of this new plan of membership
and recommend it to their pupils as a
source ot stimulus to work and musical
progress. New members will be expected
to participate on programs and also to
work In the history class, which will meet
for the first time next Friday morning,
October 31, at 10:30, and be conducted by
Mrs. Sheets, who promises to give this
branch of the work close attention and
thorough interest.
This move on the part of the Woman's
Club means much to the students of musle
hereabouts. It will be a splendid oppor
tunity to go in and work. I would urge
every student of music to get Into the de
partment at once. Don, watt to Bee if it
will be a success. Go In and help make
it auch. I believe that every teacher will
see the necessity ot urging bis or her pupils
to help make the musical department of the
Woman'a Club a grand success.
Relative to the "Creche Lenten musl-
cales," I have been asked to announce that
the subscription tickets to the musicales
are not limited to those who have received
notices from the committee. The series
will be specially interesting aod anyone
wishing to become a subscriber may do so
by means ot a postal card addressed to
Mrs. Clement Chase, Secretary, 815 Park
Single tickets will be sold only to out-of-
town guests of subscribers.
Some of the prominent musical patron
esses of tbe "Lenten series" are devising
a scheme whereby students will be ad
mined at a reasonable tariff, upon applt
cation from their teachers. This is I
splendid Idea and it should be productive
of much good.
It gives me much personal pleasure to
announce that Dr. Baettcna has decided to
remain In Omaha and has declined a flatter
ing offer In order to do so.
An event in the musical line durlug the
present week will be In the nature ef
"Harvest Time" Musical and Uleratry en
tertainment given at the Lowe Aveoue
Presbyterian church. Fortieth and Nlcho
Us streets, Thursday evening, October 30,
Among those appearing in vocal and in
strumental numbers are Mrs. A. L. Sheets
MUi Grace Hancoek. Mr. and Mrs. J. I
Cook, Mrs. Pearl Welshans and Dr. R. W,
Miss Julia Officer, piano, Ramge block
Latchetlsky method, used by Psderewskl
A PIANO that actually Improves
with use. The very best of work
manship and material only being mm!.'
use of In the construction of 3.-.V0
satisfied users are their recommenda
tion. TOE HI
Bold In Nebraska since lWk always
and everywhere recognised as
strictly standard high grade Instrument.
I I NDER the
leveling process of
tltlnn no article can com
mand a nigner standing uwu no :.
Its deserves.
Piano today enjoys a high degree of
public appreciation, simply because It
represents first quality In everything
pertaining to Its construction.
When you select a Voee you buy
at the lowest possible cost consistent
with premier piano excellence.
CONSCIENTIOUS construction, com
bined with a fine tone quality,
have won for the Bteck Piano the
plaudits of artists, music lovers and
the public generally. It has always
been the pride ot
Company that they have kept up the
high standard which a great many
years ago gained for their piano the
name of "Old Reliable."
The Favorite Southern Drama,
Presented by E. D. 8tatr and George
Nlcolal. Original company, includ-
Stella Hayhew
PRICES Matinee, 23c, 50c.
Klaht, XSe, 60c, 75e.
And the best company of singing
comedians in America, In a magnificent
production entitled 1
Mr. Pickwick
Based on Dickens' Masterpiece.
Mr. Pickwick.... DeWolf Hoppe
Sam Weller Dlgby Bell
Alfred Jlun-Ie. .. .Grant Stewart
Tony Weller Harry Korinan
Arabella Louise Gnnuluw
Polly Marcnerlta Clark
Mrs. Bardell. .. .Laura Joyce Bell
Winkle Loals Payne
Wardle K. Adams
PRICES Matinee, 25c, 5c, TBc,
LOO. Klfct. 5e, BOr, 75c, f I.OO,
13th and Dooglas tts.
OMAHA, fcfclJ-
Omaha's Leading Hotel.
1?.H0 to p. m.
SUNDAY. p. m. DINNER. 75c
tated an enlargement or lki cafe, doubling
its former capacity.
TUB very hlshrst possible standard
of excellence Is the adopted m"tto
of the old and world-renowned piano
huuso of
Their new styles for are the
flnent ever produced by this famous
factory. They represent the very
acme of !th century piano construc
tion In short, they are all the best
that mechanical Ingenuity, Inventive
genius and skilled workmanehlp can
m" A RI.YI.K aald:
XmP "Nothing is
completing." Nobody Is safe in sav
ing that a thing cannot be Improved.
In 1S49 Wllllnm P. Emerson made a
fvretty good piano. Ten years Ister ha
was making better pianos.
Is better still very much better. It
is noted for Its tone, quality, sccti
rate action and beautiful case, and
withal sells at a
EMPHATICALLY. the Btelnway
piano la a work of art, because
It Is the expression In material form
of an Ideal of musical and, therefore,
artistic excellence. To produce It
three generations have worked to
gether, handing down their experi
ence, their genius from father to son.
It Is en original creation the high
standard of which Is the result of pro
gressive Improvements made by them
selves In their own factory.
Piano when brought to the test of In
ernatlonal competitive exhibition has
in no case fnlled to carry oft the very
highest honors.
i're-emlncntly tho standard of tho
piano world.
CHARMING tone, quality that Is
Irresistible, sympathetic, respon
siveness that Is Ideal, solidity of con
atructlon that bugets confidence, all
tend to place
Piano In the very front ranks of nr
tistlc high grade Instruments. Style
of case and finish Inside and out win
the most fastidious.
OUR own Instruments base their
claim for your Investigation and
approval entirely and solely on their
Intrinsic worth and merit.
They are constructed of the very
best materials, thoroughly seasoned
and prepared. Their tone Is that full
yet brilliant quality and of great car
rying power so much desired by both
the professional and amateur musician.
In short
Pianos embody every essential quality
of a strictly high grade Instrument.
An absolutely hand made piano. Not
)heap, but good.
I rUnagers.
Wagenhals and Kemper present the
greatest of all classic players,
James i Warde
In a stupendous scenic and spectac
ular production of
The Tempest
Ons of the Most Gorgeous
Spectacles Ever Produced Here
PRICE Matinee, 2.1o to fl.OO.
Klffht, 25c to fl.50. Meats on
The Great Comedy-Drama
With a large company , including
See the Electrical Storm at Sea.
See the Illuminated Cathedral.
See the East Haven Light and
Startling Electrical Effects
PRICE9 Matinee. ii.'.i-, fiOe.
Mlbl, mtie, 8Ue, T3c.
Miss Blanche Sorenson
Vocal Instruction
550 Ramge Bldg.
An lp-o-Dt Agrleoltaret Weekly.
completed, but ever
reasonable price.
BENEFITING by the experience ef
older factories spurred on by an
ambition to produce one of the best
Instruments on the market, no wonder
Piano now commands the admiration
and commendation of the musical
world. They are noted for their bril
liant tone, elastic action and general
durability used and Indorsed by many
of the leudlng musical artists.
LLifcuwiiiMTitfiMii1 """rrai
Telephone lDSf,
Week Commencing :
Sunday Mat Oct 26
Today 2;J5 Tonfcht 8; 15
Merville, .Booth & Elmore
Presenting "The Two Juliets."
Heras Family
European Novelty Artists.
Phil & Nettie Peters
In "Legitimate.
Collins and Madell
Charles Kenna
Madge Fox
The Fllp-riop Lady.
Jessie Dale
Phenomenal Baritone. .
Prices, 10c, 25c, 50c.
Air. Kelly's Studio
is now
DavlJga Block,
18th and Farnam
- t (S 3 ! e $ t-
Mrs. Howard Waring J
J Ave., Phon A-1016.
STUDIO-After Noyember 1481
P) Ramge Block. (!)
Mrs. fTh. Wright
Organist and Choir Director BL
fiaroabas Episcopal Church.
Piano and Pipe Organ
j Telephone A 24SI.