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THE OMAHA DAILT REE: SUNT) AT, DECEMBER 21. 1002.
.That wcflt before Curlstmss, the dread
of the manager, pfmi to have chnnired
It spots la Omaha, for the bulr.ss of the
theaters during the Inst seven days has
baen QUtto aa goed aa at any time since
the beginning of the reason. All the at
' tfactlor.s nt the Hoyd were well patronlted,
' utile at the Orpheum the attendance ai
aaeh aa to make Manager Reltcr almost
' forget the attack of grip that haa kept him
' full of quinine and calomel, not to speak of
aehes and pains, for the last few days.
The bill was a good one and richly merited
the patronage It received.
'At the Poyd. Omaha was Introduced to a
saw star, one which la rrtaln to Illumine
a extensive, orbit In good season. At
.present lta light la clear and bright, In
dicating the Intensity of the fire from
which It emanate. Thla may Bound hyper,
bollcal, but aomo competent Judge agree
that it la accurate. Mlsa Kathnrlne W'lllnrd
14 the atar referred to. Bhe la not new to
the world of the atage, although ahn Is
Ipractlcally unknown to the public, aa she
'haa served an apprenticeship of aeveral
' years in stock and Bupport. Part of thli
time waa spent In the Augustln Daly or
ganization, a school from which so many
'famous people have been graduated. Her
.play Is not Just the one to give her the
'broadest scnp-5 for her ability, but It la one
ef aufflclent power to enable her to ex
Ihlblt those qualities that mark the genuine
iartlst. One of these In the desire to please
by doing things well. Miss Wlllard'a
methods are thoso of Intelligence and fine
feeling and sho doesn't at any time offend
by underrating the understanding of her
audience. And, what Is beat cf all, sho Is
not a tailor-made atar. She has won her
way to the head of a company by honest
endeavor and still haa the good sensq and
modesty to Inspire her to hope, to win atlll
further honors by dint of hard work. Those
Omaha people who saw her Wednesday
night and thoy were not few, either will
r!fer In years to come to the time they
, aw Mlsa Wlllard when she waa playing
'bar first star engagement.
Over at Council Bluffs on Thursday night
one of the "fly-by-nluhl" outfits that are
ddlag the "tall grass" circuit this winter,
put on "Camllle," with a result that was
net looked for. Now, this Isn't an advance
agent story, so no names will be mentluncd,
but the "ad" (a worth more than tho man
ager ia likely to get for any atnglo night's
receipts this season. In the second scene
when Armand Is quarreling with Camlllo
add trying to Induce her to leave Parle,
and matters on tho atnge were working
toward a thrilling climax, there came an
nulooked for interruption, which resulted
In the curtain being rung down. W. N.
Duncan, a young farm hand from the classic
purlieus of Honey Creek, was seated In the
parquet near tho orchestra. Duval's treat
ment of the fair Camllle. bad stirred his
chivalrous spirit to Its utmost depth, and
when Duval made a motion as If to strike
the woman kneeling at his feet Duncan
, emild not restrain htmnelf. He Jumped
i from his seat and in three bounds had
reached the stage. Planting himself between
! the astonished actre;. and equally aston
ished actor, be shook his fist In Duval's
fate, shouting, "Stop that, mister; don't
ydU dare to strike that woman, for If you
do' I will wipe up the earth with you."
Then he turned to Camllle and assured her
of his protection and that aha need have no
fear while be waa there to defend ber.
Cheers went up from the-audience and the
' thrilling climax was turned Into a comedy,
Tho manager escorted Duncan from the
atage. The fellow tumbled to tha tact that
.he bad made a laughing atock of himself,
but when ordered to leave the bouse ob
jected strongly. His money was refunded
' hlfn and ho was foully ushered out. Dun
can's Impromptu stunt, however, had been
top much for the audience and the play waa
, flashed under considerable difficulties.
The projected sanatorium for actors af
v flitted with consumption which was men
! Ooned several weeks ago bids fair to be-
eorne a reality within a very short f Imo.
. From present Indications there In every
rcaton to believe that work will be begun
onr the building Itself next summer, and It
Is quite ponrlble that before another Christ
mas comes the Institution may be open
and ready to receive players who need a
place where they may receive proper treat
ment In order that they rany recover. From
all over the Vnlted States have como mes
sages of praise nnd encouragement. What
1s more to the point, substantial offers of
Id have been received.
Although as yet no attempt has been
made to secure promtKos from managers
to irlve performances fur the benefit of the
building nr.d ir.a'ntenance fund, not es
than twenty-live companies have signified
their willingness to give these eperlnl per
formances at any tlmo they may bo called
upon. Among them nre eurh players and
managers as Stuart Rnbson, Jntr.es Nell!.
Raymond Hitchcock nnd the "King Dodo"
company, Horace Iewis and "The Toor
Relation" company, Dave Warf.eld, V. J.
Kennedy's "Captain Jinks" company, Prim
rose & Dockstadtcr, Murray & Mack. J. C.
Nlron of the "I'rtncess t'hlc" company, and
many others. There in no doubt that when
formal requests are cent to the managers
cf the different compnnles every theatrical
organization in the United States will re
spond. It will be rememberet that the sanatorium
la to be built nnd maintained solely by the
proceeds of public) rerfurmnerH, thus mak
jlng It unnecessary to c;i upon tny porcons
for Individual subscriptions of money.
Robert 13. Dell of Denver, who is prumotlng
I the enterprise, has rcoilvrd dozens of
i checks and money orders from persona who
jwlnhtd to contr'bu'.e. 1 ut each one has
been returned. Mr. Hell dees not Intend
to handle any of the money, but will leave
this matter In rhnrjre of '.he executive com
mittee. Which will aoon havo the plans In
auch shape that tho coil-ctlon of the fund
may commence. Amorg tho best known
workers on this committee is "Aunt
IxjUa" Et'rlJge, a payer who has en
deared h.rteir to vrur., both In and out
of the profession.
Several sites have ben offered for tho
anator'.um. Nell C. Sullivan, representing
committee of buslnt-as men of Iongmont,
Colo., offers a (Ite free of charge near that
town. It la about forty mllin from Denver,
within twelve miles of the foothills of the
Rox-ky mountains and from the site off -red
there Is a view cf iiillea of the range. It
la In a f-irmlnt community, where the best
of pixduce of all kli.ds cm be obtained at
a minimum figure.
R. V. TaiiBlll of the Pecoa Irrigation
company of Car'sbad, N. M., says that
after studying the illmatlj condition in
varloua parts cf the worlo. for the !at
thirty years he haa como to believe that
tha New Mrxlco climate Is the best for
persons afflicted with lung trouble. He
offers to donate forty acres fr the sana
torium If It (hall be established In CarUbud.
M. YV. Porterflold a.id Colonel W. T.
Cessna, reprerenttr.g the business men of
Silver City. N. rot only offer all the
laud needed for the Bjuiltarlum, but Include
In their letter this proposition: "We will
build for your accommodation a beau. If ul
theater, and in many other ways aid you
to make this an ldrai place for the amined
tmong your talented protection."
Tha selection of a alte will be left to a
so m ml t tee of doctors which la to b cboeen
by tha executive committee. At a reennt
meeting of the Arapahoe County Medical
.octet? Mr. liell'e sanatorium projict was
warmly endorsed. This is cne cf tha very
few times that the aootety baa tak-jn auch
action, as tha members ot the aodety, em
bracing nearl ail Uie reputable pbyalclaua
tn Denver, hesitates to place the stamp of
their sppfnvsl en anything that la not of
the very hlth't merit.
The Klks will prove extremely valuable
allies. At a niertii,g held In Denver lt
week the local lodge psed resolutions
volunteering every assistance In their
power. They further resolved to have
copy of the resolutions Bent to every lodge
of Kike In tho country for adoption. The
enterprtpe Is now In such shape that prac
tically nothing remains but for the execu
tive committee to slalfj Its willingness to
receive the funds and tliei commence work
on the plans for building the institution.
Poor old Gotham! Not a few shafts have
been leveled at the people who believed
that nothing theatrical can succeed without
the stamp of Broadway approval, but none
of these arrows has been keener than this
from tha Washington Star:
These have been troublous times), dra
matically speaking. In the town of New
York, where they make the musical come
dies. Mr. Ilelaeco's production of a genu
inely legitimate play in such a manner that
lack of Information could not be disguised
by ridicule haa caused a number of the
atrical commentators to rush for the the
saurus to find words to express these sud
den and unfamiliar, but ecstatic emotions.
Scarce had the shock produced by "The
Darling of the Clods" subsided when Rich
ard Mansfield, with his usual love of a
practical Joke, steamed over from Jersey
City with a genuine production of Shakes
peare. New York has never been much of
a Shakespeare town. Marie Dressier never
puts on any of the Elizabethan classics,
and there Is no part In them suited to Dan
Daly. It waa easy enough to get rid of the
ambitious people who ventured from Amer
ica proper into Rrnadway In the hope of a
metropolitan hearing at least as respectful
as that which would be accorded Ann.i
Held or Charley Klgelow. When studious
and Bcholarly young Walker Whlteelrle put
on a week of tragedy at the same Herald
Square theater that Mr. Mansfield Is now
occupying they heaped ridicule upon his
youth and scorn upon his entirely respect
able efforts to fulfill a laudable ambition.
The Mclean-Tyler-Hanford company was
received In the same spirit.
Hut Richard Mansfield is a different prop
osition. He fights back. He has the repu
tation of being, able to take care of him
self, whether It be in a hotel dining room
or In the mlrtM of a roaring mob of husky
supernumeraries. Meeting all comers Is
Mr. Mansfield's delight. And if he happens
to be too busy to attend to the matter him
self ho can send Mt. A. M. Palmer, who Is
no shrinking violet when It comes to secur
ing all that he is Justly entitled to. Mr.
Palmer has been known to walk boldly into
a newspaper office nnd demand of the pub
lisher an explanation of hie conduct In al
lowing anything that might hurt Mr. Mans
field's feelings to appear in print. This pro
gram Is of course calculated to make the
underling Bcriverneni tremble and think
twice before Inviting a controversy.
The Mansfield production of "Julius
Caesar" has caused obvious consternation.
Its discussion developed small evldeneeB of
Shakespearean scholarship, but Bhowed an
abundance of prudence. It was mildly sug
gested that a performance of "Julius
Caesar" had not been seen in New York in
English for fifteen years, and that un
famtllarlty with the plHy waa therefore ex
cusable. And this with so many free
schools and public libraries. Some Bald
that Arthur Forret as Marc Antony (In
one case it was spelled "Marc Anthony")
and Joseph Haworth as Casslus carried off
the honors of the evening, while others de
clared that they were uncompromisingly
bad. There were Intimations that Mr.
Mansfield's enunciation was rather choppy,
but the saving hint wu thrown out that
these personal peculiarities were no doubt
strictly In accord with Shakespeare's own
conception of the part. Maturer experience
took refuge In a list of names and dates
which at least gave the assurance that the
existence of "Julius Caesar" was a matter
of previous Information.
Mr. Mansfield la no doubt having many a
He la a merry wag.
A thrilling escape from Sing Sing prison
by means ot an express train and aeveral
ether balr-ralalng episodes form the prom
inent features of tha melodrama, "A Con
vict's Daughter," to be seen at the Boyd
this afternoon, tonight and Monday night.
The play is In Ave acta and numerous
scenes, each full of bustling situations and
climaxes. The principal character la a
tramp or outcast, who always arrives at
the opportune moment to thwart the plans
of the villains, who stalk through the play
concocting schemes to keep busy. In the
last act the outcast changes his clothing
tor broadcloth and comes into the fortune
the villains had defrauded him of, and
everything ends happily for the hero, while
the villains get their Just deserts.
"When We Were Twenty-One," the
splendid comedy by Henry V. Esmond, will
be the Wednesday matinee and night at
traction at the Boyd. Walter Walker, last
seen here as the star In "A Bachelor's
Honeymoon," will have the role of Rich
ard Carewe and Meta Rogers that of Phyl
lla Erleson. The character cf tha Imp will
be In the hands of Edwin Bclden. The
same scenery and effects used since ths
Initial performance of the piece will be
The Christmas offering at the Boyd will
be "Florodora." The company's engage
ment Is for five performances, opening
Thursday afternoon (Christmas day). With
the exception of one or two changes the
piece is the same aa waa given at the Boyd
twice last season. The soenery Is new and
more elaborate than carried last season.
The sextet's personnel haa undergone a
change. It Is called a beauty bouquet. It
contains the handsomest women possible to
get in New York. The names of the prin
cipals Is an Indication of the worth of the
attraction. Isadore Rush has the role of
Lady Holyrood. Corlnne that of Dolores
and Alt Wheelan that of Tweedlepunch.
Others are Chnrlea Dox, Charles Bowers.
Wlllard Curtis, Alfred Cahlll, Frances Ty
son and Clrare Ilaxard. In all the company
numbers 100 people.
The famous spectacle. "Ben Hur," which
Is well known to all, Is comln? to Omaha
for a single week at Boyd's theater, com
mencing Monday, January 6. Special ac
commodations will be arranged on all roads
lending to Omaha during this week and
everything Is being dene to provide for the
accommodxtlcn of out-of-town patrons.
The productlcn is tbe original Klaw
Erlangor organization, with the same cast,
scenery, hcrsei, camels and ornate elec
trical effects. There are a few bars of mu
sic serving the same purpose as a volun
tary before divine service tnd when Iho
curtain rises it disclose tho Illimitable
waste of desert, the tired camels, the three
wife men gathered tn greet the appearance
of the atai. "a focus ot diiiHni luster."
Frllowlng the prelude ecmes the brilliantly
colored pictures ot the housetops of Jeru
salem, the terraco of the palace ot Hen
Hur. Next la tho dim interior cf the Ro
man galley ship, the muscular, grim-vis-aged
alaves tugging In rythmic motion at
the care. Thea the wreck, with Ben Hur
and bis captain struggling tn the waves.
Then tbe great chariot race. Two Roman
chariots, each drawn by four horses, form
the center of the marvelous picture. The
anlirals run like mad, urged oi by the
whips of the charioteers, Ben Hur and bis
enemy, Measala. Tbe wheels of the char
lots rumble and sway. Now Pen Hur la
ahead, now Mesula, then Btn Hur and the
race la ended. Tbe final scene reveals
Mocnt Olivet, where a great multitude
rnihr to greet the Naxarene and where
the Savior performs the miracle f rleans
irg the lepers. Christ's personality Is
never represented In the Bih. but bis
pretence is trdleatrd by a ray cf marveloui
brilliancy, whlrti la reflected If I shaft ot
pure white light from the halo over bis
bead. To rrf"rt the veile no lex
than SCO people are requK-ed. In 'hi thirut
race eight horses are used, while four
mora are kept In training for emergencies.
The advance sal of scats opens YY e da ea
rl morning. December 31. at t o'clock, Th
management announces that all ptit-of-town
orders. If accompanied by cash or
money o-der, will be filed before the reg
ular box office sale opens.
The bill opening a week today with
matinee at the Orpheum has been calcu
lated by the management to sustain a high
standard of excellence for It In iho Christ
mas show nnd for this reason theater
pstroDS have grown to expect something
shove the average and In keeping with the
merriment of the holiday. First on the
list comes the very unusual feature. Cap
tain Webb's educated aeals end sea Hons.
Jugglery, music and a varied lot of feats
bave been taught the animals. Among the
newcomers with a place of high rating on
the list Is Jules and Ella Garrison In a
sketch called "A Bit of Nonsense." It Is
scarcely necessary to aay Stewart Barnes
will be welcome, for he is well established
here an a prime favorite, and always "scores
a bit." "The Dark Eyed Widow" will
serve as the framework for the Introduc
tion of song, dance and repartee by Harris
and Walters. Oermsn romedy Is the spe
cialty of Carson and Wlllard, who make
their first local appearance. Wallenberg
brothers do some rare Juggling, using only
their feet, their act coming In the class
of the novel order, this being tho case
also with Adele Purvis Onrl, who accom
plishes some remarkable things In tho
equlllbrlstlc line on a large globe. The
klncdrome pictures will bo entirely new,
among them being ono showing a part of
"Blue Beard," one of the Christmas at
tractions at the Drury Dane theater, Lon
don. This film Is over 1,000 feet leng. A
special matinee will be given Christmas
At the last meeting of lodge No. 39 of
Elks a resolution was passed designating
Tuesday, December 23, Elks' eight Rt tbe
Crelghton-Orpheum. The motion which
made It a mark of appreciation for
courtesies extended the lodge by Manager
Relter, carried unanimously. The cozy
theater will be decked In Elks' colors and
signs and the "best people on earth" will
occupy the greater number of the first
floor seats in a body.
Playa and Players.
It is common gossip In New York that
Frank Danlelo and Klrke Ia Shelle will
part company after this season.
Edward Milton Royle and Sellna Fetter
Royle are doing great business In the
northwest with their revival of "Friends."
Robert Mantell will try a season In Aus
tralia, leaving for that country next sum
mer. Martin Hartley, who has been man
aging Mr. Mantell for seven years, will re
main In this country.
Jennie Yeamnns haa decided not to as
sumo the title role in "Sally in Our Alley"
until the piece takes the road. In the mean
while MIhs Rctna Davtes, a former show
girl, Is playing the part in New York.
Joe Welch, well known locally as nn im
personator of the Yiddish schnorrer. has
elaborated his vaudeville sketch Into a
three-act play, which was produced with
some succesB In New York last week.
Don't worry about the supply of eomlo
operaa. Five at least are being prepared
for next season and the list Is not yet
closed up. The danger seems to be that
the comedians will not equal the demand.
"Nancy Brown" is the title of the musical
comedy being written by Frederick Rankin
and George Broed hurst for Marie Cahlll.
who Is to star under the management of
Daniel V. Arthur. It was named after the
Marie Dreealer. who la slowly recovering
from a severe attack of typhoid fever, is
to have a monster benefit in New York.
Charley Ross of Ross & Fenton has
charge of the affair and started the sub
scription list with $100 for two seats.
Oeorgo Evans, well known on the vaude
ville stage as the "Honey Boy," will be
started out as a star in the musical comedy
called "In the Good Old Summer Time"
about, the first of the year. Sullivan, Har
ris and Woods will finance the venture.
Helen Grantly Is in New York rehearsing
for the production of "The Qlrl and tho
Judge," which she will take on the road
after New Year's. Mr. Delcher has se
cured all the Annie Russell accessories and
acenery for Miss Grantly.
Just to show that the Belasco theater and
the Belasco plays are not popular In New
York, the announcement Is made that the
seats for Blanch Bates In the "Darling of
the Gods" are sold up to February 1. At
this point the sale was stopped.
Hanlon's "Superba" has been revived and
Is making something like Its old-time furore
In the east. Recently the Hanlnns pub
lished a card In the dramatic papers, call
ing attention to the fact that they are no
longer connected in any way with "Lo
Voyage En Suisse."
James J. Brady, prince of good fellows
and the peer of any press agent, has sev
ered his connection with the Klaw & Er
langer productions and will go to Europe
for the Klngllngs. Mr. Brady's Omaha
friends were looking forward to a vlelt
from him next week.
Kiram, the merry sultan of 8ulu, haa
made quite as complete a conquest of cul
tured Boston as he did of the woolly west,
where we know the cocktail better. Ail
the papers of Beantown are engaged in a
competition as to which can any the nicest
things aoout George Ade's natlre.
A wealthy woman of London, who read
In the papers that Sarah Bernhardt wns
born In Germany, wrote to tho great
actress and received the following reply:
"Madam, you have been deceived by scan
dal mongerlng paryrs. I waa born in Paris,
In the Rje St. HOnore. My mother, Julie
Bernhardt, waa Dutch, and my father a
Chicago has had a fairly strenuoua week
In the line of the "thought" pluy. Duse
haa been at one houre with her collection
of D'AnnunzIo'a morbid poems, while Vir
ginia Harned has unfolded the woes of
Arthur Wing Plnero's unhealthy "Iris" at
another. Fortunately for Chicago, Richard
Carle and May do Sousa have been mak
ing fun in one theater and there has been
a mlnatrel show at a fourth, o the people
of the Windy City have not been entirely
deprived of amusement.
Omaha people who saw the Sothern per
formance will cheerfully indorse this from
tho Minneapolis Times: "Now and again
there comes upon the stage a man who re
minds the oldsters of what was required
twenty years ago from actors who ensayed
legitimate roles. Mr. George Wilson, who
imperionates LouiB XI in a current attrac
tion, la one of those sterling graduates of
the Bchool of a generation ago whom the
youngsters, aa well as the oldsters, can
well uflord to applaud. When Mr. Wltaon
learned to act. Hamlet'a advice to the play
ers meant something to the successors of
those to whom it waa addressed originally.
Mr. Wilton never seems to think of the
effect upon the audience of his acting, but
evidently thinks a good deal of his entail
ment Into the part of the superstitious,
craftv, powerful, yet fearsome king. It is
much to be regTetted that there are rot
more ai-tors of Mr. Wilson's caliber upon
the stage today, and this is not meant in
any way in dispraise of the excellence of
Starr or sjpport who have not had the
benefit of old-time tradltionB, of old-time
CONSPIRACY IS ALLEGED
Iowa Man nrlnars Mining; gnlt Invnlv
laa Claims In Colorado of
DENVER, Dec ZD. A mining suit In
volving many valuable claims at Victor,
soma cf which are estimated to be worta
lf'0,0(a. has beam filed In the Vnlted
Stales circuit court.
Perry Brown oi Lake MiTls, Ia ia th
plaintiff and he brlngi suit as a atock
bolder of the Von truss Mining company.
He alleges ml management cf tbe affair,
of the M antrum company, asaertlng th?
Its property and the money la its trees
ury have been misappropriated and a con
sptracy formed to deprive the company o
property cf great value.
The "Woods Investment company at Colo
rado Springs la tha principal tn the de
DO YOU KNOW where to secur
Irjh grade rousxal talrr
fcrcur reception r ether ftr
Vcn at an hour's notice? 'Plii
Black I SCI will tell you.
The Marjctmcr Bureau of Mu;
The old song rings out again! Tho first
song of the t hrlstmas-tlde: Todsy, as we
look forward to the Thursday of this week,
we sing the advent hymn "Oh, Come! Oh,
Come! Emmanuel, and Ransom Captive
Israel," but In anticipation we aing in our
Hark! the herald arirels sing
tilory to the newborn King.
Peace on eiirth and merry mild,
Ood and sinners reconciled.
How It must havo sounded on old Judea's
plulns, that burst of choral harmony, "Glory
to Ood In the highest, and on earth peace,
good will to men!"
The audience was "small but enthusi
astic," Just like many local audiences when
a message is being given which Is uplifting,
and above the aordid plane of material
A small and orderly audience of shep
herds heard that first recitative and aria,
followed by the grand chorus with full or
chestral accompaniment, composed and re
hearsed by the great Master Harmonist
Himself, the "Author cf peace and Lover
of concord," the Creator of harmony and
sympathy whose choicest namo Is "Lovo."
Te Deum, Laudamus. "We nralse Thee.
Oh Lord, "God Is lovo."
And the first movement of that first great
Christmas musical work was a bold recita
tive, with the words "fear not."
Surely, we are most of us shepherds In
tho fields and we are Bore afraid. Afraid
of this and of that, frightened by our own
thoughts, terror-stricken by our own
dreams, alarmed at the phantoms which
we ourselves conjuro up and have not the
courage to drive away.
Afraid that some may criticise ua.
Afraid that some one Is angry at us.
Fearful that we may lose this blessing or
that opportunity. Timid, lesf wo might
fall, apprehensive lest we Bhonld be con
sidered presumptuous In our efforts, faith
less in our own great and glorious possi
bilities, and generally speaking, literally
"scared to death" by our own imagina
tions. And to you, and to me. and to all of
us comes the same old vibrant message,
the ringing resonant eong of the first
Christmas soloist, that never to-be-forgotten
melody, "Fear Not!"
And It Is ours to take or leave.
The simple, child-like shepherds,
Nature's own children, accepted It with
alacrity and with Joy and without specu
lative aophl3try, or self-taught causlstry.
The wise men also accepted the algn
What a message for us today and how
much more clearly It rings even now after
hundreds of centuries. "Fear not."
We have grown out of the fear of hells
and hobgoblins, gohennas and ghosts, wall
lug banshees and witches' broomsticks.
Shall we not speedily be released from fear
of our own feverish phantoms of failure
and accept the angel's song of good tidings:
Fear not? It Is open to us to do so. to
The appearance of
Jllss Mary Munchoff,
the Omaha girl, on '
the leading musical
esday night will be
vent locally of this
This Afternoon, Tonight and Monday.
The Most Popular of All Melodramas
"Tho Convict's Daughter"
Don't Mlsa the Daring: F.senpe by Railroad Train.
Five DIM Sensational Scenic Acts.
PRlCES-rtatlnec 25c, 50c. Night, 25c, 50c, 75c
Wednesday- Matinee and Night.
if. V. Esmond's Exquisite Romance
When We Were
As produced at the Knickerbocker Thea
ter, New York, and the Comedy Theatre,
PRICES Hatinee, 25c, 50c. Night, 25c, 50c, 75c, $1.00.
Our Big Christmas Offering ForSPpeentrxTDay.
MATINEE CHRISTMAS DAY.
JOII C. FISHER AR Tlins. W. RVM'.V Present the Greatest and
Most Successful Mnslcal Comedy of tbe Century
A Magnificent Production.
company iniDE ISA none rihii, ronixjE, ai.p. whee
lan, ( HAS. DOX, f'H AS. DOMRIIS, WII.I.AHD CI ItTIS, FRASCK
TYSOX, ALFRED CAIIII.I., fllittE HAZARD. A WIIOLK MTAUU
FIXI OF BE Al'TlKl L. WOMEJ.
PRICES latlnee, 25c to $1.00.
The Greatest Theatrical Event In Omaha's History. Klaw & Krlanger's
Stupendous Production of 0-n. Lew AVallacu'a
The Most Remarkable and Successful Dramatic Spectacle Ever I'roduced.
All railroads will frive a very low special rate to out-of-town pople
within a radius of I'jO mile during th. e u of January 5. Mall ordera
rom(anlrd by remlttarrea will bi filled In the order they are received be
forw the regular le opt t.s.
PRICES-SOc, 75c, fl.OO, $1.50. $2.00.
week. Her progTam will consist of "Caro
mlo ben" (Glordanl), "Berceuse" (Wagner),
"Slandc.hen" (Brahms), "Haldenroslelu"
(Schubert), "Auftrage" (Schumann) and a
pastorale by Bizet. After an Intermission
sho will sing "Mary of Allendale" (Hook),
"Pastorale" (Veraclnl). "Lullaby" (Joseph
Gahml, "The Nightingale" (Alahteff) and
The accompaniments will be played by
Mr. Joseph Uahm. who will also contribute
two piano solos, 'Tolonalse." op. g., (Pade.
rnwskl), being the first, and for the second
he will plaV a group consisting of Ihe
Brahms setting cf a Gluck gavotte and a
"Valse Petite" and "Menuet Moderne" of
his own. Mr. Olaf Peterson will contribute
a flute obllgato to a Handel song for Miss
Vocal students have been Inspired nnd
stimulated to further work by the recent
appearance of auch artists aa Mr. Albertl
and Mmo. Noldl.
Piano students have been encouraged and
enthused by tho playing of the talented
Such visits have a great effect upon stu
dents and should be welcomed by them
Dudley Buck's work. "The Coming of the
King," will be given in Its entirety at the
First Methodist Episcopal church tonight
by the full choir, soloists and grand organ
accompaniment. THOMAS J. KELLY.
WOULD SAVE HER SLAYER
Dying Woman Hefases to Make Ac
cnsntlon Aanliist Mnn Who Mor.
tally Wounds Her.
PHILADELPHIA. Dec. 20. Voltatrlne Le
Cleyre, the avowed anarchist and teacher of
music, who was yesterday rhot by Herman
Helcher, who also professes an anarchistic
tendency, Is still allvo at the Hahnemann
hospital today, but the surgeon says she
has but a slight chance of recovery.
The shooting occurred on the street and
was witncM-ed by a number of persons.
Miss Le Cleyre was awaiting a rnr when
Helcher nppronched and began firing from
a revolver. Three of the five bullets, which
he discharged, took effect. Helcher was
arrested and taken before the dyiug woman,
but sho declined to accuse him of having
Miss Lc Cleyre has attained notoriety
through her anarchistic utterances aud her
Intimacy with prominent anarchists of tho
couutry. Her writings aro said to be known
to anarchists all over the world.
It Is said she came to this city about
fifteen years ago from Michigan. Her
father Is dead, but her mother lives some
where in tho west. Helcher Is a cigar
maker and was born in Rursia. For a time
he lived in Boston, coming to this city eight
CHAFFEE TO SUCCEED YOUNG
To Be Head of Army After Retirement
of Vdodk, Who Succeeds
WASHINGTON, Dec. 20. It is stated at
the War department that General Chaffea
will succeed General Young aa lieutenant
general of the army upon the retirement
of General Toung, who will succeed Gen
I." .'smi;m "vmL'-fsew f
Woodward & Burgess,
Night, 25c to $1.50. Seats oo
Schmoller S Sllueller
Omaha's Leading Piano Dealers.
Largest Piano House in the West.
Wo unhestltatlnnly state that our (treat Christmas Stock Reducing Sale af
fords the very best opportunity Omaha people have ever had to secure a piano
of unquestioned reputation nnd stan fling at Ihe lowest possible price, end on
terms so easy that anyone, no matter how modest his salary, need not deprive
his family o( the pleasure and educa tion derived from having an elegant piano
In his home.
An ideal Christmas gift, Enjoyed by the entire fam ily.
DlBtlnctly a sale of the world's best piano products at tho very lowest ob
Special Artistic Offerings
Miniature Baby and Parlor Orand
Plnnox, beautiful art styles and
latest colonial creations from many
of the mt famous factories of
America. Veritable worka of art
Items of piano architecture. A Joy
to the eye Hiid InpptrlnK to the ear.
Hitherto unheard-of prices will be
made on theeo beauties to close
on onr eperlal bar
frntna In tprlahts.
Some are new, some
are sllnrhtly used (.r
shopworn, all good a
new. Please notice we
price each one.
Knahe larse, tOQO
nearly new g&Gu
parlor walnut. .. $10 I
loflO else JlZtJO
Ivers Pond, 070
new mahogany, I 0
Crown, finest (IRQ
they make 01 JO
Bteer, walnut tOCK
parlor size ytU J
Everett, large CR3
oak, snap iJ)IUw
Jewott. wal- tIAR
nut, nhop wom..PlrU
Erbe. oak. tfQ9
Kelnwar A Bona, Mason St.
Ilnmlln, St ewer A Sons, A. H.
t base. Voir A Sons, Sardman,
F.tnrrson, Geo. Steek, Iraldes
over twenty other well known
We are In receipt of notices from the
several fartorKs we represent that on
January lit wholesale prices advance
tiearly 20 per cent. Then you. like us,
must pay more. AVliy not buy now
while we can save you money?
Our fortunate placing of heavy or
ders In mid-rummer accounts for our
present overcrowded floors and our
determination to cut and sacrliice
profits on several hundred elegant
high grade pianos.
,r i i j. -
Sunday Mat Dec 21,
TODAY 2:15 -TONIGHT 8:15
Jules and Ella Garrison
Presenting a "Hit of Nonsense.'"
lie sings and talks.
Karris and Walters
In "The Dark Eyed Widow.
Carson and Willard
Novel iJDiible Knot JufTKlers
Adel Purvis Onri
Prices, 10c, 23c, 50c.
CHRISTMAS DAY. DEC. 25.
OMAHA t:OLLKGE OF
Ml'.MC AM) FINE ARTS
VOICE, PIAWO, PIPE ORO
Ktrlna- Instruments and Art. Terms and
F. II. WMIGIIT, Ranase Bids-
College 'I'hone. 110L Ilea. Thone, A-iiCi.
(ff2 A OHftiaHT
Highest qjality, 30
standard makes to se
lect from, an Ideal
Huy now, wo -1Il de
liver when desired.
3(jJ Pianos f (70
at this sale $1 1 L
25 Pianos (IQ7
at thin sale $10 I
350 Pianos (10 0
at this sale 9130
75 Pianos 1 0 1 Q
at this sale $LQ
two Pianos (007
at thla salo $3 I
41!5 Pianos tOC n
at this sale $&UU
$td0 Pianos COCO
at this sale $U
W75 Pianos (Oflfl
at thin sale $10U
JTiOO PianoR tOQQ
at this sale $100
$K) Pianos (ICQ
at this sale 0000
Our Popular Easy
Parties with good character and
ability to meet the small weekly or
monthly payments can secure a piano
from us without any cash payment
You can thus beautify vour home
end educate your family while paying
for the piano from tbe first to the last
of the Year
Mr. Kelly ....
18th and Farnam
In concert at
BOYD'S. DEC. 23d
Frlces 25c, BOc, T5c, fl .00, $1.B0.
Beats now on sale at the box office.
THAT STRING AROUND YOUR
is to remind you of Morand's Christmas and
New Year Matinees, Crclghton Hall. Danc
ing 2 p. ra. Admission, 2'ic. New classes
(beginners) forming fop first week in Jan
The millard;iv-S"" -
. ...y.." Leading Hotel
f HI'Kt I AI. I-'K Vrt HE.
LUNCH FON. FIFTY CENTS.
VIM to 2 p. m. I
I SUNDAY. i:30 p. m. DINNER, 7So I
Steadily Increasing business has norm),
tated an enlargement of this Cfcfe, doubling
Its furmer capacity.
MOT SPRINOS, ARKANSAS.
JLE PARK HOTEL
Flneat Cafea West of New York.
$00,000 In Recent improvement..
' pen Jan. Srd to May l,th.
Under New Management.
J. lu llt, c. A, Brant, Lessee
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