Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, December 28, 1902, EDITORIAL SHEET, Page 13, Image 13

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Cnrtstmai week found the peopla ready
to tx amused, and for once at least tbe
tnansrer had something at the theaters to
amuse them. ' Floradora," with the big-
est ana brnl company that erer saosj the J
worn ann music in unibi, aid record bus
Iness at the Bora, and well deserred the
patronage It received. At the Orpheum the
bill was not notable for any pepeelal feature,
but raa of a generally good sort, so that
all bad a chance to see something, and It,
too, had splendid patronage. At both
houses the spirit of Christmas prevailed,
and all hands enjoyed the holiday to the
tmost. ' f
This - week will mark the turn In the
"half-time" In the Boyd season. It has
been notable 'th many respects already, but
as la usual, the better part of the feast Is
to come. Several companies have been com
pelled to give vp their Omaha engagements,
but none of any particular moment. Mas
cagnl was one of ttfese, and Mrs. Brune
.another. Orace Cameron would have ap
peared here it her company could have
been kept afloat. Manager Burgess has
been able to All In thee gaps In his book
ings fairly well, and bas had very few
open nights so fnr. Not a great many ap
pear on the list for the rest of the season.
With the exception of Sothern and Robson,
the really Important engagements are yet
to come.' The Mansfield engagement will
be for two nights, April 28 and 29. William
H. Crane will play "David Harum" here
Wfore that time. Mary Mannerlng Is com
ing in "The Stubbornness of Oeraldine."
Kyrle Bellew will be here with his great
word play, "A Oentleman of France;"
Blanche Walsh In "A Daughter of Ham
Hear," the new play written for ber by
Btanlslaus Stange, based on Flaubert's
"Salammbo;" William Gillette la to pre
sent "Sherlock Holmes" here, and Mr. and
Mrs. N. C. Goodwin are coming in "Altar
of Friendship." ( Of the comic opera variety,
some new ones are. coming. On the list la
"A Chinese Honeymoon," with Adole
Rltchl-3 and a bunch ot others; then come
"The Chaperones," "Flddle-De-Dee," "San
Toy," "Princess Chic" and "Prince of Pll
sen," only one of faem ever heard here.
Mr. James O'Neill will be here In a new
play; Anna Held la coming In "Tbe Little
Duchess ;" Uertrude Haynes and her choir
will be here with "The Fatal Wedding;"
Williams and Walker have a new play, "In
Dahomey," which they will present, and
then there are others. Contracts have been
received and dates fixed for the appearance
of the attractions named. Others, some of
them of much Importance, are down on the
Hat, but the time for their coming has not
been definitely fixed, and Manager Burgess
does not want to make any announcementa
until be la absolutely sure that tbe play or
player will be here. This partial list is a
most attractive one, however.
A letter' fronr. Joseph Haworth to the
dramatic editor brings the Information that
he will not be with the revival of "Corlan
ton," but will finish the New York engage
ment and probably the season with Mr.
Mansfield. Mr. Haworth la playing the role
ot Casslus In ''Julius Caesar," and has
made a remarkable hit In the part. It is
a '.Ittie difficult to think of "Corlanton"
with Corlanton left out, but the attempt '.a
to be made. Mr. Haworth doubts the feasi
bility of offering the play In the cut, for
the reasons et out In The Bee at the time
the original company was diBbanded at
Kansas City. He has the utmost faith In
the play, and believes that with efficient
management it would have succeeded, but
as it has been so thoroughly identified with
the Mormon church. It seems doomed at
any rate, doomed to the moat bitter and
unrelenting opposition from the religious
bodlea of the country that are opposed to
Mot monism. This Is Indeed unfortunate,
for, aa a matter of fact, tbe play no more
exalts Mormonlsm than Judaism, or Gal
vanism or Roman Catholicism. It is not
founded on any fact ot history, the claUn
of the advance agent notwithstanding, and
baa In no sense a bearing on any especial
form or creed of religion now taught. It
does convey a deep and wholesome moral
lesson in a much more palatable and ac
ceptable form than commonly aet before
tbe publ'c by the theater. It teaches that
"the wages of sin Is death," that to a good
man death has no terror; that there Is a
reward for virtue, and that vice la surely
and sharply punished. And In Ita every
aspect It. exalts religion in the abstract,
not the concrete. Its original backers
were klladvlsed In exploiting it as a product
of Mormonlsm and insisting that it Is based
on facts of Mormon history, and were un
fortunate In talking of taking It to New
York Just at a time when there was an un
usual outcry against Mormonlsm and
everything that pertains thereto among the
people ct the eaat. Deplorable aa theae
' circumstances are, they in no wise detrsct
from the real beauties of the play, nor les
sen Its dramatic value In any degree. With
a little pruning and rearrangroent of Ita
arenes. "Corlanton" ought to be one of the
best plays ot recent years. Fbr their own
aakea it Is to be hoped that the eastern
people will overcome their prejudices long
enough to give the piece a hearing In event
ot Its being taken to them.
Ethyl Barrymore Is the latest of young
actresses to fall a victim to that mysteri
ous malady which haa placed so many ot
them out of commission recently. She was
playing two parts, one In "Carrots," a one
act piece, and one in "A Country Mouse,"
and waa winning for herself much pralae.
But nature gave out and Miss Barrymore
wss forced to close In the middle of the
week in New York and Is now In the coun
try for an Indefinite stay, nnder a doctor's
care. .Maude Adams will. It Is announced,
be able to resume her work in February,
ahe having been an Invalid alnce early last
summer. Julia Marlowe is Just recovering
from her attack of nerves at Baltimore
early In the season. . Lulu Glaser la an
other, and Georgia Cayvan haa been laid up
for months from the effect of nervous
breakdown. Medical experts, looking for a
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for Investigation and analyals.
Speaking of Lulu Glaser, here Is a gem
from the published works of her press agent
which as yet has not been given in the
west :
tails Glser Is the possessor of a rsre
Jewel, and when asked receatly as to Its
ilstory, said:
"I was playing In The TJon Tsmer,' with
the Francis Wilson opera company in
Omaha, and we were working our way
toward the Pacific coast. During the first
night of our Omn engagement I noticed
a young man sitting In the front row ot
the orchestra chairs who kept his eyes on
me, and smiled divinely all the time I was
singing. My stage career had not been of
long duration at that time, but I set my
admirer down as an ardent admirer of that
strenuous class who seem to have nothing
to do but ogle stage women. I must admit
that I did feel rather flattered, particularly
as he came every night and puraucd the
same tactics.
"In San Francisco on the opening night'
there sat the same smiling youth, and
again he seemed to be Intently interested
In my singing. 'It's a sure case,' thought
I, and wondered what the bold man would
do next. But he did nothing. Nobody
knew who he was, and there seemed to be
no way of finding out.
One day while out driving I came lace
to face with my adorer. I nerved myself
for the meeting. It came. There was no
sign of recognition on the man's face, and
his smile had given way to a look of sad
ness. "That night I received a note from the
man whom I thought waa smitten with me.
1th the note came the Jewel. The writer
said he was to sail next nay for China, and
wished to thank in for giving him so many
pleasant Hours.
"His name was appended to the note, and
Inquiry revealed these facts: He was an
Italian who loved music; was making a
tour of the world, and was stone blind.
"I have sent the stone to a number of
experts in the hope of finding out what it
la, nut none or tnem seems ante to ten me.
So I call it my 'lucky blind man'a stone.' "
ComlnsT Events.
'On the Stroke of Twelve" will be the
Boyd's melodramtlc offering this afternoon
and tonight. For thrilling situations, cli
maxes and scenes "On the Stroke ot
Twelve" cannot be excelled by any of the
thrillers that have preceded it. A daring
escape from Sing Sing prison, a desper
ate fight in a counterfeiters' den and the
sensational scene in a pawnshop are only
a few of the many very strenuous scenes
shown. A larger cast is employed and the
scenic and mechanical environment are
most elaborate. Lovers of melodrama can
anticipate a treat In this attraction.
Alice Fischer, a new star, will be at
Boyd's theater Monday for an engagement
that will Include Tueaday and Wednesday
and Wednesday matinee. Miss Fischer In
her plsy has the distinction of a 100 per
formance run at the Victoria and Wal
laces theaters. New York, early In the
season. While a new star, she Is an act
ress who has an excellent reputation In
metropolitan centers. In "Mrs. Jack" Miss
Fischer is said to have a splendid comedy
vehicle. It Is from tbe pen ot Grace Liv
ingston Furniess. Mrs. Jack Is a widow
who, although she never lived happily with
her husband. Inherits his millions, to the.
exclusion ot his brother and sister. She Is
of the west, of a broad, frank and honest
nature and shocks and discomforts her
husband's snobbish relatives because sh.e
Insists upon providing for a heterogeneous
collection of individuals actors, prise
fighters and poor relatives whom her hus
band had befriended In his lifetime. Sus
pensive Interest Is. lent through a codicil
to ber husband's will. la the end his for
tune goes to Mrs. Jack because she bxs
given shelter to an humble relative. With
Miss Fischer's spirited and highly humor
ous exposition of the title role, a cast ot
clever comedlsns and fine stage pictures
the play has proved to be a laughing suc
The New Year's attraction at the Boyd
will be "At Cosy Corners." with Adelaide
Thurston In the leading role. The en
gagement will include the special matinee
New Year's day and the ovenlng perform
ance. Miss Thurston will be remem
bered here for her work In the dainty com
edy, "Sweet Clover," laat season. In her
present play Mlis Thurston Is said to have
the best vehicle tor the display of her
talents she ever had. the enacts , the role
of a beautiful young violinist who seeks
rest after an arduous concert tour In the
sleepy old town of Coxy Corners, Mass.
She Is subjected to the petty jealousies
of the gossipy spinsters of tbe little vil
lage, while the male population lose their
hearts yto her, Including the young clergy
man of the village church. The episodes of
tbe play center about the courtship of the
young woman and the clergyman. The
usual quaint characters found In a Small
country town are introduced and furnish
Ita comedy. Pretty and effective scenery
Is employed with unique light effects.
"The Burgomaster" will be seen at the
Boyd for three performances starting Fri
day night. The old favorite is promised,'
with complete new scenery and costumes
and with many of the old favorites In their
accustomed roles. Ruth White will be sflen
In the prima donna role and Gus Welnburg,
the creator .of the part In that of tbe Burg
omaster. Doodle Von Kull will bo enacted
by F. R. Runnella and Oscar Flgmsn, who
was tbe funny floor walker In "The Female
Drummer," will be seen as E. Booth Tark
Ington, the old actor. Georje Broderick, of
comic opera fame, will be the Harlem
Spider. In the laat act of the piece It has
been materially changed. It is now in
three scenes. The first shows the seashore,
the second Wall street. New York, and
the play closes In a beautiful garden on
the Hudson river. New York. A great many
new aonga and humorous situations have
been added alao.
Klaw & Erlanger's stupendous "Ben Hur"
will be at Boyd's theater the week of Jan
uary 6, the sale of seata for which opens
Wednesdsy morning at I o'clock. "Ben Hur"
Is a dignified dramatlxatlon of General Lew
Wallace's famous book of thst name. Tbe
opening tableau Illustrate the meeting ot
the three wise men In the desert and the
revelation to them ot the "Star of Bethle
hem" which signaled tbe birth of Christ.
From the first tableau the scene changes
to the roof top ot the palace of Hur In
Jerusalem; shows the juarrel of Ben Hur
and Measala, the accidental knocking from
the terrace ot the tile which strikes Gratus,
and tbe arrest of Ben Hur, his mother and
his sister at the Instigation ot Messala.
Tha play thin takes the spectstor to the
galley of Arrius. the Roman tribune, on
which Ben Hur Is a slave at the oar. The
galley is attacked by pirates. and sunk, Hur
saving the life of Arrius. Ben Hur Is
adopted by Arrius. becomes a Roman and
la next seen In Antioch, In the houss of
8lmonlds. his dead father's steward, where
be meets Esther. In tbe grove ot Daphne,
whither Ben Hur goes to seek Messala, who
Is training for his coming sppearasce In
tha chariot race, Hur avea Baltbaaar, one
ot the wise men, and hla daughter, Iraa,
from a tragic death under the wbt-els ot
Messsla'a chariot. Tha intrigue of Iraa,
who seeks to lure Ben Hur's besrt from Its
alleglancs to Esther, and whoae real char
acter Is disclosed to him when she appears
at the chariot race la the colors of Mes
sala; the chariot race Itself, in which the
hero wins by smashing the wheel et Mea
sala's chariot, the Roman falling beneath
tbe feet of his horses and being crippled
tor lite; the conversion of Ben Hur through
Balthasar to Christianity; Ben Hur's visit
ta tne vale at ta Ispers (Hlnnom) t visit
his mother and sister; tbe scene on tbe
mount of Olivet, and the miracle of tbe
cleansing of the lepers are other points
In the plsy which VII be recognised by all
readers of the book. The aeventeen tableaux
In which the drama wilt be represented re
quire more mssiive scenic equipment and
elaborate mechanic essentials tbsn have
ever before been used in a dramatic pro
duction In this country. The most elab
orate effect Is the rsre of the chariots be
tween Ben Hur end Messala In tbe arena
scene. The eight horses appear to be gal
loping at full speed around , the arena,
whereas In reality they are galloping over
moving cradles) or treadmills within the
space of their own length. The Illusion of
their hesdlong dssh Is intensified by a mov
ing panorama, which makea tha horses ap
pear to be going forward, though they are
really always galloping over the same spsca.
The bill opening a week at the Orpheum
with a matinee today will be another holi
day attraction and on New Year's day a
special matinee will be given. Among the
entertainers will be George Felix and
Lydla Barry, two clever people, who furn
ish amusement of a favorite and typical
kind associated with vaudeville. Felix is
a funny comedian and intermixes his ict
with unique acrobatics In an unobstrustve
and pleasing way. Miss Bsrry Is a come
dienne who can sing and dance. On each
of their former visits they scored heavily.
Gus Williams haa not visited Omaha In a
long time, his last visit being as co-star
with John T. Kelly. Last season he wss
ono of the stars at Webber A Field's thea
ter, New York. In vaudeville be Is said
to be repeating hla success with his Inimi
table German comedy. "Tomorrow at' 12"
Is the title of the new playlet In which
Katherlne Osterman and company will ap
pear. Fox and Foxier, the former a com
edy juggler, the latter a well-trained ca
nine, will make their first local effort,
which will likewise be the case with Phyllis
Allen, a prepossessing and stately contralto
soloist. Hanlon and Singer are acrobats,
tbelr specialty being on Spanish rings, sel
dom being seen here more that once a sea
son. The klnodrome pictures will be en
tirely new, Including one of more than or
dinary Interest, for it Is a local view. It
was taken from the front end of a locomo
tive coming from Council Bluffs to Omaha
and shows a panoramic view, crossing the
Union Pacific bridge and entering tbe
union ststlon. The last regular Wednes
dsy matinee will be given on Wednesday,
December SL Commencing on January 8
the midweek matinees will be presented
every Thursday.
Plays and P.ayers.
Marie Cahill's New York run In "Nancy
Brown" will begin on February It at the
BIJou theater.
Mark Caron and Let tie Fenn of "Mc
Carthy's Mishaps" were married in Denver
on November 26.
Herman Q. 8mlth will Join Mr. and Mrs.
Royle In "Friends" at Seattle, Wash, as
business manager.
Warren J. Fergtaon, agent for "The
Scout's Revenge," Is ill with typhoid fever
at the General hospital. Montreal, Canada.
Madge Fox, the wejl known "flip-flop
lady," who a few weeks ago dislocated her
arm, Is back in vaudeville and making as
big a success as before. Her arm still
troubles her, but not enough to Interfere
with her work.
On December 12 Walter Pennington plays 1
at short notice one of the Antlphull In
Stuart Robson's production of "The
Comedy of Errors." Mr. Holt, who met
with a painful accident, was able to re
sume the role on the following night.
W. J. Henderson Son have In prepara
tion a scenic and electrical production of
Marie Corelll's "The Vendetta," dramatised
by George A. Lawrence, who will be fea
tured in the character role. Time le being
booked rapidly by Mr. Lawrence in New
Louis J. Russell, starring In, "The Middle
man," haa been receiving highest praise for
his fine portrayal of the old inventor,
Cyrus Blenkharn. The season thua far
has been highly successful. Mr. Russell's
plans for next season will be announced
Mrs. Flske has been so successful In
"Mary of Magdala" that her Shakespeare
plans have been set forward for at least a
year. After her New York engagement she
will go on the road and will probably visit
the west, going as far as the Pacific coast
with the play.
Lillian Walbridge has sued Herman L.
Roth, who engaged her for Boabdll and
diamlssed her after nine rehearsals on
the ground that she le too tall for the part.
Miss Walbridge thinks that this fact
should have ben apparent at the time of
her engagement.
The New York'Ufe Insurance company
haa secured all the seats at the Casino, New
i urn, ior uecemDer au, wnen it will enter
tain Its employes and agents at a per
formance of "A Chinese Honeymoon."
Two new songs by Olacomo Minkowsky and
i urns uunnam were added to tne attrac
tion. After a tour of sixteen weeks In the
east "My Partner" closed at Colorado
Springs on December 15. This course was
decided upon because of the failure of the
Hall-Barton California circuit to book a
continuous tour on the coast. Financially
the tour has been profitable and the man
agement brought the entire company back
to New York.
The exchange of Christmas greetings
among player folks waa a little more
elaborate than usual this year, an excellent
sign of the prosperity they are enjoying.
One of the most artistic of the lot Is the
II. tie folder sent out by Mr. William Gil
lette. Ita Inscription Is: "This Is to remind
you that someone Is wishing yoj the mer
riest posrible Christmas and tbe happiest
possible 1903."
Jacques Futrelle, for many years In news
paper work In New York and who has been
dramatic critic on the Atlanta Journal and
later the Richmond Leader, haa been made
business- manager for the George Fawcett
enterprises, with headquarters In Balti
more. Mr. Futrelle succeeds Will A. Page.
Mr. Fawcett has two companies this sea
son. With Mary Shaw he heada one of
these and the other la headed by Frank
Gill more.
The holiday numbers of the papers de
voted to the theaters were unusually am
bitious and attractive this year. While the
Dramatic Mirror did not depart from Ita
customary dignified demeanor. It put out
a number full of excellent entertainment
for both mlial and eye. The Dramatic
News, which Is always full of good things
for the profession, had 120 pages, printed
in the best possible manner, and each page
one of excellence. Both of these numbers
will be preserved with care by those who
have them.
Though It has been told many ttmea be
fore, there Is a bit of polite sarcasm at
tributed to Playwright Augustus Thomas
which Is well worth repetition for the bene
fit of those who have missed It. It occurred
during a dinner at the Lambs' club, at
which Marshall P. Wilder, the diminutive,
waa a speaker. When he arose and placed
hla hand upon the table In the approved
style of after-dinner speakers, his head
wasn't very much above the top of the
wine glasses. He had st proceeded beyond
the usual nervous Introduction to his re
marks when Thomas Interrupted him, and
declared, in severe tones: "Mr. Wilder, It
is customary for a speaker to rise when be
is addressing the members of this club."
Two young people of Brooklyn went to
Percy Williams' Orpheum the other night,
says the Dramatic Mirror, and when they
could not got seats on account of the
crowd, they wert off to a minister's house
and got married. A first-class marriage
ceremony in Brooklyn earns about the same
aa two good seats In a theater, and this
case prove that when two, a young man
and a maid, start out te have a good time
In Brooklyn, they nr bound to have It at
all hasards. The thoughtfulnesa and soli
tude of the young hero of this episode Is
remarkable, even In thia age of swift move
ment. The theater's loan was the church's
gain, and the young folks are probably
satisfied. Although they could not get In
to see the vaudeville entertainment, they
will probably find married life full of
Th death of Thomas B. Reed reminds
Stuart Robson of the first and only time
he ever met the statesman, ' l waa In tba
evati of tha Sttoreliam. In Washington,
laat winter, when a large man entered from
the ottice door. At once I recognised him
from the Several pictures I had seen, and I
fear my curiosity got the better of my
politeness, fur 1 could not resist the tempta
tion of staling at the man I ao much ad
mired. Caught In the act, I lowered my
eyes and pretended (o be Interested In a
pretty child, who was talking to her doll,
whan Mr. Reed said, wrth a U.ifh, 'Take
a long look at me. Mr. Kobson; I have been
looking at you off sod on for a year,
so we'll try and call the matter even. It
honors most mea of my calling to meet one
of yours, for or ivslixes that If we politi
cal fellows could distribute as much hap
piness to mankind as you player fellows do
the world would b a damosd sight better
for IV i'
The Munchoff recital at tbe Boyd Isst
week wss esslly the most conspicuous event
of the Christmas season, and as such wss
trested In The Bee of Wednesdsy In a signed
article by the regular musical critic ot ths
But there were some things In connection
with that most interesting recital which
should be spoken of, and yet which do not
belong exactly to a critical review of the
artist's work, for the reason that some
would be sure to say that there was an
Insinuation against the artist.
First, I would suggest that la a city of
the Importance of Omaha, and at an event
of the Importance of Miss Munchoff's re
cital, it ought not to be necessary to send
an Inexperienced man on the stage, before
an audience which (Ills ths theater, to try
to open a grand piano
This Is no criticism of tbe gentleman who
tried to do his duty, but who wss seem
ingly unaccustomed to the knack of opening
a piano ltd and putting it in place. The
manager of Miss Munchoff's business or tb
local agents ot tbe piano should have soen
to that.
The actual tacts In the case are these:
Act 1, scene I. Curtain raised. Flower
ing potted plants In center at footlights
to be removed to left and right of center.
Grand piano, closed. Enter the "opener."
Opens drop lid over keyboard and retires.
(Gentle sighing back of scenes).
Act 1. scene 2. Same as scene 1. Re
enter "opener." Spars all 'round piano for
an opening. Finds a pair of "openers,"
namely, hinges, raises to the limit, looks
for prop-stick; finally finds It and props as
beet ha can.
Act ll, scene 1. Enter another "opener,"
or rather "closer," after tbe piano solo, In
tending to close down the top of piano, for
the accompaniment work. Closes down
everything. Exit. (Soft Imprecations be
hind the scenes). Enter pianist and flutist.
Pianist opens lid of keyboard and essays to
place sliding draw board of music rack in
position. Flutist assists pianist and flutist
assisted by prima donna, who has entered,
tackle the refractory muslcrack for several
tedious moments.
Act II, scene 2. Prima donna turns to
audience, charming in her wonderful self
possession, and say a in her sweetest tones,
"Stein y" (and she really ought to bavo
exposed the names of the careless ones who
made possible such an Inauspicious opening
for her flrst home concert). Audience
catches the spirit. Great applause for the
quick wit of the singer. Pianist and flutist
continue wrestling with muslcrack. Com
promise. And to the second remark. Why should
musical Omaha be compelled to listen to
such an instrument as wss heard at that
concert? I care not what the name Is,
which appears In gilt letters on the fall-
board, the piano waa not satisfactory. In
the middle and upper strings it was very
unresponsive and lacked resonance.
Is not Omaha big enough to make It ad
vantageous for any piano-making firm to
present a fine, first-grade "concert grand"
at such affairs for the advertising secured
thereby? Every traveling artist has his
piano shipped by a factory to the towns of
his tour. Should not eastern factories
realise that Omaha Is not exactly in the
Lest this be construed into an attack on
the local agents of the piano in question,
who are enterprising business men of good
standing, I will add that the piano played
by Mr. Arthur Hochmann, for which I do
not think there is an agent In Omaha
(though I may be mistaken) was not a sat
isfactory Instrument for his recital.
I do not often And fault with the local
piano men. tor they are all good fellows,
and personal friends, but here I think, that
for the aake ot concert goers, I have a real
Let us have the best in the piano manu
facturer's art at our large public musical
events In Omaha. Why not?
The third point that suggests Itself to me
Is that ot applause between the verses of a
song. A song, above all things, should not
be applauded until the singer evidences the
fact that It Is at an end. Interludes are
connective threads and should not bo
drowned out by the clapping of hands. The
artist can do much to stop this.
Fourthly and lastly when a pianist con
sents to plsy a solo or two at a vocal re
cital, in order to lend an air of variety. It
should not be considered that tbe instru
mental solo Is meant as an accompaniment
to, and inspiration of loquacious chatter.
Yet such a construction seemed to be placed
upon the pianist's appearance In the second
part ot the program at the concert under
discussion. There was a thoughtless, but
not the less disturbing, inclination to talk
and to "visit" whlls the pianist was pre
senting gems of musical composition, and I
am sorry to be obliged to chronicle the fact
that-this tendency was exhibited In some of
the boxes now, I said, "some" of the boxes,
not "all" to such an extent that the rights
ot those who sat near said certain boxes
were Infringed upon.
And now for the postscript, which, I am
told, is the necessary adjunct of all letters:
When will Omaha printers take sufficient
Interest In . their art to "set up" German
words properly that Is, to put those two
little but Important dots over certain
vowels tne "umlaut" I think they call it?
The German diction of Miss Munchoff
was a delight, but tbe "un-umlauted"
words on the progrsm seemed strange In
deedeven to an Irishman.
In this, day and age. when new terms of
nomenclature are being employed, It Is
hoped that the word "knocker" r ill be
abolished.' Tbe musical department of The
Bee has long since discarded the term, be
cause of its Inartistic and ambiguous ap
plication. And so said department, having
In view "the proprieties." will henceforth,
when necessary, beginning January 1, 1903,
at midday, describe all hoaest and, earneat
artistic objectors as "Knockullsts" or
"Nocullsts," meaning persons who try to
restore the mental eyealght of those who
are suffering from musical or critical as
tigmatlam. The mualcal critic ot Th Be wlahes all
ot his friepds and foes, knockers and
Knockullsts, a happy and prosperous and
successful New Yesr, and many of tbem.
At All Saints' church today the music will
be reflective of the Chrlstmastlde. In the
morning the choir will sing Buck's Festival
T Deum la B flat, Stanford's Jubilate in B
flat and Stainer's anthem, "The Hallowed
Day," wtth a carol by Weat, "Ia.the Fields
with Their Flocks."
In ths evening service th Msgnlfjcat b
Somervell, the Nunc Dimltls by Stanford
(male voices) and anthems by Stalner and
by Vincent, together with solos and duets,
will be presented. Mr. 8imms has pre
pared most interesting programs.
Mr. Martin Cahn of Chicago, formerly a
prominent Omaha planlat ha been visiting
her this week.
At Trinity Methodist church Mia Marion
Hail, a graduate H the New England Con
servatory of Music, will sing "Save Me, O
God" (Randegger) at the morning service
The National Conservatory of Music of
America, under the direction of Mrs. Jean
nette M. Thurber, announces Its entrance
examination for the following year in theae
The semi-annual entrance examinations
will be held ns follows: Singing, opera,
piano, organ, violin, 'cello, rontrnhnon,
harp and all other orchestral Instruments.
January 6 Momlny, H a. m. to 12 m , 2 to
4 p. m. and S to p, m. For further par
ticulars, address the secretary, US East
Seventeenth street. New York.
The choir of the First Methodist Episcopal
church will present an excerpt from "The
Coming of the King" at the morning service
today, and Dr. Damrosch's "Ring Out, Wild
Bells," at the evening service in conjunction
with the regular music ot the church.
James. Bowman Lindsay One of the
First Advocates of Wireless
Telegraphy System.
LONDON, Dec. 17. When Mr. Marconi lee
tured at Dundeo he gave full credit to the
Scotch Inventor, James Bowman Lindsay,
for being the flrst man who thoroughly be
lieved In tha possibility ot long-distance
wireless telegraphy, fifty years ago.
He contended that Lindsay's system was
not considered practical on account of the
enormous electrical energy required, even
for the most moderate distances and the
necessity of placing Immersed plates at a
considerable distance apart, but he ad
mitted that the Inventor would have done
much more It he had lived In the present
Lindsay's biographer has delivered lec
tures of these early experiments In wireless
telegraphy and has exhibited tbe original
apparatus and diagrams. The tilography,
which will be published shortly, will con
tain many of Lindsay's letters on the sub
ject, which prove the originality and feasi
bility of his experimental work.
It Is not generally known that Lindsay
took out a patent for his method ot wire
less telegraphy. He began experiments In
the grounds around Dundee In 1844 and re
sumed them In 1863 at Portsmouth.
Two Lose Their Lives in a Tragedy
on Crossing- In Pottstown,
BLOOMINGTON, III., Dec. 27. Wrapped
heavily In furs, Mrs. James Messen ot Pe
oria and Mrs. John Jones ot Pottstown, both
prominent In their respective communities,
failed to hear an approaching train while
crossing tbe Northwestern tracks at Potts
town last night and were instantly killed.
Tbe train did not stop at that point and
waa running at a high rate of speed.
Strike In Overall Factory.
PEORIA, III., Dee. 27. Another strike has
been declared by 200 of the employes of the
J. N. Ward & Co. Overall factory In this
city, the action being taken at a special
meeting of the United Oarment Workers'
union. Peoria local, held late yesterday.
President Targaer, who arrived here thla
morning, stated that he had approved of
the action and that the strike is now on.
Telepnone 1S31.
Week Commencing
Sunday Mat Dec, 28
Felix and Barry
Vaudeville Paragons.
Gus Williams
"Our German Senator."
Katharine Osterman & Go,
Presenting "Tomorrow at 12."
Fox and Foxie
The Funny Clown and His Dog,
Phyllis Allen
Contralto Soloist.
Hanlon and Singer
Marvelous Gymnasts. .
New Life Moving Pictures.
Prices, 10c, 25c, 50c.
Special New Year's
Thursday, January 1.
Mr. Kelly....
Tone Production
Davldge Block,
18th and Farnam
String Instruments and Art. Terms and
P. H. WRIGHT, Rams Bid;.
College 'Phone. 1101. Res. 'Phone. A-245S.
mibbniiw0mlll Lsdln Hotel
U:M to 2 p. m.
SUNDAY, :30 p. m. DINNER. 7Sc
dlUJII ,MK4n I
tsted an enlargement of this cafe, doubling
its former capacity.
Mil IB lOtK
Finest Cafes West or Hew York.
t0.M la Recent Improvements,
Open Jan. Srd to Msjr 15th.
Voder New Mansgcmeat
J. & Uajrss, C. A. Brant. Lessees.
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See the Pea of Counterfeiter, the I'snsihiin Si'fsr an the Interior of Slnsj
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The Merriest ol riirth Makers,
' In the Fnnnlcst of All Farcical Comedies,
Direct From It Triumphal
Nights at Wallacks and the
Victoria Theaters, Njw York
PRICES-riatlnee, 25c, 50c, 75c, $1.00.
New Year's Day and Night
Matinee prices,
And Still the Craze! The Great and Only
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Headed by Gus Welnburg and Ruth White, Bigger, Better Than Ever
Prlces-riatlnee, 25c to $1.00. Night, 25c to $1.50.
Matinees Wednesday and Saturday
Stupendous Production of
itf.iisM.Mi1 miss w
Dramatized by WM. YOUNG. Music by EDUAH
The Most Successful and Most Impressive
Spectacle Ever Produced
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i ' Rental pries Includes Heat, Light, Water and
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R. C. PETERS & Co, Ground Floor
Rental Agents. Dee Bldg.
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Special Matinee New Year's Day.
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In Her New and Successful Comedy Drama,
Night prices 25c, 50c, 75c, $1,00,
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