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TUT: OMATIA DAILT TIKE: SI'NDAY, FKnilUARY 1. 1003.
ABOUT PLAYS PLAYERS
Last week was an uninterrupted round
of plessure for the "plain propl" at tb
Boyd. Beginning with "Ote Olson" on
Sunrlsy night and ending with "The Fatal
Wedding" on Saturday night, the seen
daya comprlsid. through nrins of extra
mstlnees, twelve performances, and the Hat
Included "Happy Hooligan." "The Irish
Pawnbrokers" and "The Two Orphana," aa
well aa the opening and closing attractlona.
Thli la certainly a busy time, and an
"Irresistible" lot of plays. And, aa an
evidence of what Th lie said about proa
perlty last week, all of them did good
business, except Kate Clsxton. who for
aome reason mi ncglei ted by the public.
Neither of the five presented anything
worthy of remembrance. At the Orphesliu
an uncommonly well-balanced bill, which
had seversi decided noveltlea, drew the
liberal patronage that haa been the rule
t that bouse this season.
In recent Interview Joseph Jefferson
aid: "The theater la a place where, of
recent years, you are Invited to take pleas
ure In witnessing the wrllhlnga and gasps
and all the tumid, explosive ugliness of
hysteria. A woman with swollen face and
disheveled hair Is seized with spasms of
erotomania or violent grief. She grovels j
at a man's feet or hue hira to her breast
like a wild besst. And when the actress
haa thus wallowed and bellowed and panted
and almost worked herself into the actual
throes of the freniy she depicts the pit
'rises' at her and the gallery cheers until
It la hoarse. The be-all and end-all
l hysteric freniy. As
Schiller aald, and I agree with him, the
aim of all art, even of the most poignant
tragedy, la Joy. But for all this I believe
the theater is steadily Improving. Erotic
playa are not ao popular as they once were
and the public Is turning to the best that
there la In the drama."
Mr. Jefferson puts the case a little
atrongly, but if the good old man, whose
life has been of late years an unruffled
stream of delight for himself and hla ad
mirers, many of whom regret exceedingly
that advancing' age lias necessitated a con
traction of his orbit until H uow encircles
but small portion of the fair expanae
that was once his, and only a few of the
thousands who still take pleasure In sound
ing hla praise. If he Is moved to such an
outburst of protest, how do those of us
who have had to endure the affliction of
which he complains, but which he haa,
happily, escaped, feel about it? Has not
our patience been sorely tried, too, and
have we not been denied the solace that
we might have found in the somnolent
philosophy of the vagabond hunter of Fall
ing Waters, or Ihe bumptious pusillanimity
(If that expression may be permitted) of
one Robert Acres, sometimes referred to as
"Fighting Bob," of the pedantic lucubra
tions of the eminent Dr. Pangloas, whose
titular Initials when arrayed on hla card
so aptly described his condition In relation
to society? Mankind suffers much because j
there Is but one Jefferson, and not enough
of him any more to go around.
But there are good comedies on the
stage and good comedians to act them, both
male and female, and candor, Inclines one
to dispute the gloomy view Mr. Jefferson
takes of the situation. It Is true that
certain actresses have made their wav to
fame by pursuing methods that resembled
In many particulars the exaggerated de
ssrlptlon he gives of the "emotional" ac
tress. These are only a few, though, and
for the most part the women who have
In recent years succeeded on the stsge have
been those who were as adept at com
pelling laughtera as tears, and who sought
rather to bring smiles than sorrow to the
heart. Ncafly all of the problem plays,
the earlier onea at least, were tinged with
a vein of Ironical humor that nearly de
feated the end for which they were written
hat Is, the end the author always pa.
raded when called on for a defense of his
work by turning Into ridicule some themes
that leas gifted people than the authora
referred to might have considered worthy
of serious treatment. This same cynicism,
which is a feature of our twentieth cen
tury enlightenment," tinctures comedy and
tragedy alike, so that we have been taught
to laugh at situations that would In esrlier
times of Mr. Jefferson's experience have
moved people to tears. It Is not at all Im
probable that Mr. Jefferson's triumph of
pathos, "Vnd are we den so soon forgotten
when we are gone," would elicit a guffaw
were he to reduce his admission prices so
that the theater might be filled with any
but the elect. The condition Is not a
permanent one, but rather a manifestation
of the evolution of the theater. Modern
thought haa turned Into broader channela
In all dirertlona, and the theater haa
profited thereby. At no other time In hla
tory have the men and women who make
up the army of actors enjoyed the soda!
position they now not only hold but com.
mand. At no time has the profession
been looked upon ao favorably by all classes
of people, and at no time haa It ben so
worthy In Its personnel. That It still
contains some 'objectionable members Is
not to be wondered at, for each element
of society suffers In the same regard, slm.
ply because humanity haa not yet attained
perfection. Mr. Jefferson has brought much
credit to the guild by his ability as an
actor, and ths probity and simplicity of hi
private life, but he Is not the only actor
who has thus honored his profession. And
that thla la so Is due to the actors them
selves. Mr. William Winter la ths New Tork
Tribune prints the following, which ought
to hold the Ibsenltes for a little while:
According to Aubrey, the antiquary,
whom Oldhurk met" Ions as an experienced
ghost-seer, the spectral custom is to vanish
with "a curious perfume and a melodious
twang." In the lurubrloua appearance and
disappearance of the lhen ghosts, which
occurred yesterday afternoon at the Man
hattan theater, before a small and sad as
semblage, chiefly female, ths melodious
twang was duly furnished by Miss Mary
Shaw, and the curious perfume as of a de
caying rat in a dark cellar waa liberally
provided by Path-r Irwen'a play. Miss
Mary Shaw, who haa lung tn-en known as
an actress of some talent and much vigor,
takes a more serious view of iierself than
anybody else la likely ever to take, and
In the presence of a theme so tremendous
the merely mortal observer pauses with
natural awe. The purpose of this disciple
of I been, according to her publtrhed proc
lamation. Is "to educate the public palate
up to an appreciation of mankind a real In
consistency. ' and to make the drama "an
engrossing form of Instruction In the vital
truths of lire " thore vital truths being
that "the world U a sonlli. narrow-minded,
pinchbeck little world;" that e octet y wears
"a yrtnnlrtg mask" tu cover a state of
seetnmg corruption: mat the
tll,htheW a'rrrvaT of
MIhs Shew, been fully comprehended; that
under ine surte.ee or things there are
"awful facts;" and that "truth." when
"naked" as. of course, it never Is. and
never was. except in the plava of Ibseni,
Is "a horrible, distorted Hyde, which re
flects perfectly the Immutable, course of
nature." Such a purpose of Instructive be
nevo'ence so fresh, so original and likely,
when prospermia, lo diffuse so much com
fortcan in:ly be viewed with the homage
tit bojnreou acceptance. "Damn every
thing." said Charles Mathews, to the Kng
lish humorist, Arthur Skrtrhlry w bo was
blessed with the Inveterate habit of uni
versal condemnation "damn everything
and everybody; have done with it. and let s
go to breakfast "
t oon Ml Shaw's reformatory crusade
which. !r Uly. will occupy at least two
or three wo-ks of her attention further re
mark might onlv disturb an appropriate
mood of svmuathettc and submissive con
currence. With Miss shaw as "the wifely
womaa ' laboring "to educate) ths pubUe
relate. " and Mrs
"the false wife "
"striving after a hsrmonl
oua whole, dramatic resulta are uaeiv to
ensue, in the cwurse of time. Meanwhile,
slme this world, with all its fault. Is the
best world that the human race possesses,
ard trie only one of whl h It feels m1
.retelv well assured, an humble hope might
be whimpered that these moral Iconoclasts
will advance with a merclfjl moderation, in
their great task of smashing It to set It
r'sht. Kven Father Ibxen might object to
the precipitate arrival of that heaven npon
earth In whlh everybody would see every
body else as a foul contamination, and the
office of the censor destroyed. For the
thing In which this Norwegian bard revels
is disease. The "ghoets" about which he
has tried to make a play are the taints,
physical and moral, of hereditary scrofula
(or something worre). and the design he has
harbored, n portraying them, Is one of
admonition aa to marriage. Almost all , of
this writer's productions. Indeed, are
clinical; and It Is not difficult to see that
when the whole hitman race takes to the
business of rearchlng for microbes the bard
of bacteria will find his occupation gone.
Dorothy Morton, who playa the part of
Mrs. Crocker, the breeiy widow In "The
Prince of Pilsen," Is nothing If not prac
tical. During the engagement of the com
pany in Kansas City, after finishing a lot
of western one night stands. Miss Morton
hit upon a novel Idea. Calling the female
members of the company together, she
said, "Girls, I am going to have a cleaning
dav, and I Invite you all to Join me In a
Turkish bath." Miss Morton aald she had
the time of her life. A well known hotel
proprletcr had arranged to turn the bath
over to the women' at 11 o'clock. Sure
enough, at 11 the American girls filed' Into
the hotel, and at 1 o'clock luncheon was
served. "I bad the rots all numbered
and little signs painted over each one with
a stanza of comedy poetry, some read aa
Here rests Diamond Donner,
Nice and clean and new,
After lota of soap and water
She sparkles Just like she used to do.
Here's to Polly Cuxman,
With her hot-time revery;
I am from gay old 'Frisco,
Turn on the steam, make it hot for me.
Who's that resting on number four?
Miible Spencer, can It be;
I don't know how you girls feel,
But it's taken ten pounds off me.
Why, Jennette, I wouldn't know you;
What's that you say?
Keep It dark, don't tell the manager;
1 reel so line I could faint away.
Who's that sway over In the corner?
Little Lillian Coleman, vou say.
Writing a letter to Mr. Plxley.
Please put a Turkish bath In the play.
"These are only a few of the verses.
Well." said Miss Morton, "we had a de
lightful time. We decided to sing the
lullaby from 'Erminle' about 2 o'clock and
go to sleep, but when I called 'ready'
found most of the girls had Joined Morph
cus and were snoring the 'Weepy, Creepy
Widow' to ragtime. Thus ended one of
the Jolllest and cleanest nights of my life
Coral na; Events.
Wlllard Slmms, the comedlsn, dancer and
singer, who enacted the funny role of the
polite lunatic In "The Belle of New York'
a season or so ago, will be seen as the
leading comedian In the pot pourrl of farce
comedy known as "Pickings from Puck" at
the Boyd this afternoon and tonight. The
comedy Is a reproduction of the funny
characters that have been printed from
time to time In Puck. Besides the doxen
or more characters, a chorus of fifteen
young women Is carried and Introduced In
singing and dancing: specialties and all
sorts of intricate marches. Their ping;
pong dance Is said to be very much of a
novelty. Miss Katherlne Llngard, the sing
ing and dancing comedienne, Is a valuable
member of the company.
"The Princess Chic," a comic opera that
has many friends and admirers In Omaha.
will be seen at the Boyd Monday and Tues
day nights. A special matinee will be
given Tuesday. A majority of Its original
company Is In the cast. Joseph Mlron, the
original vagabond with the big basso voire.
Is in hts old role, as are the two comedians
who formerly worked with him. Vera
Michelena, a daughter of the celebrated
grand opera singer of that name, will sing
the prima donna role. Beautiful Edna
Floyd, well known with "The Bostonians"
and later as the star with "The Cadet
Girl," replacing Adele Richie, will sing
the role of Estelle. Miss Floyd has the
prettiest duet In the opera, the "Story
Book" song. Msnsger Slocum of the com
pany announces that be has the youngest
and freshest voiced chorus in the profes
sion. Kyrle Bellew. the eminent English actor,
will present his much-talked-of romantic
drama, "A Gentleman of France," at ths
Boyd Wednesday and Thursday nlghta. In
this drama, which follows the book very
cloiely, occurs the most thrilling sword duel
ever conceived on the stage. In this duel
Mr. Bellew appears with six men and
In the fifth scene "ths great fight on the
staircase" occurs, wherein De Marsac re
takes Mile, de la Vlre from the clutches of
the king's enemies. This is one of the
most dangerous scenes ever played on the
stage and .was accounted In New York the
greatest stage fight ever seen In this coun
try. In the sixth scene De Marsac takes
Mile, de la Vlre to the meeting with Henry
III, to whom she tells her story and ex
presses the policy of Navarre for the salva
tion of France. In ths last scne of all
Gaston'reappcars at the court of Navarre
with Mile, de la Vlre, whoae love be baa
finally won, aa well as having accomplished
hia original mission. Through ths destb
of Vakils, Henry of Navarre haa now be
come king of France. He loada the poor
adventurer with riches sod honors and be
stows the hand of Mile, de la Vlre on him.
Le Roy,' Talma and Basco, sensational
and much talked about magiclana, will head
the list of eight diversified acts embraced
In the Orpheum bill for the week begin
ning with a matinee this afternoon. Re
ports of their sppearanres elsewhere de
scribe their Illusions in terms of praiae.
Winona and Frank. Ihe rifle experts, who
made a pronounced "hit" at this thester
laal aeason. will be another of the cards of
the not overdone kind. Their act la com
paratively free from tricks and. probably
mors thsn sny other seen here, rests ou
merit. "Opera In the Kitchen" win be
the vehicle for Arnim and Wagner, which
furnishes them an opportunity for the dis
play of their vocal tslents. Melville and
Conway will furnish a bit of their unique
fun-making. Formerly Melville was prin
cipal clown In "Superba" and other suc
cessful anectacle. The conular character
' -H. Mu,l Mclntyre. Is among those
requiring little introduction, as moai vau
deville patrona are familiar with her work.
Singing and dancing are ths salient fea
tures of the specially of Hedrlx and Pres
cott. Miss Prescott Is a very pretty young
woman with a wealth of hair vicing with
that of the Sutherland sisters. Kartell!,
the noted wire performer, will contribute a
varied lot of difficult equlllbrtatlc feats.
The klnodrome pictures will be entirely
new. For the succeeding week, begin
ning Sunday, February I, the "Orpheum
Road Enow" will be ths attraction.
The Chinese-English musical comedy.
"San Toy." which enjoyed a long run at
Daly's theater, London, and later at Daly's
theater. New York, will be ths offering
Friday and Saturday matinee and sight
The story of "San Toy has to do with ths
troubles that befell a rich mandarin, who.
In order to prevent his daughter from be
coming a member of the emperor's house
hold guards, brings her up aa a boy and
makes a public statement to the effect that
he has no daughter. Through the opera
tions of comic opera license only the daugh
ters of the nobles are drawn upon to All
up the rauks of thtie guards, and San Toy
Is easily passed off as a boy, no one sus
pecting the deception except Captain
"Bobby" Preston, the son of the English
consul at that place. This young army
officer is In love with tbs Chinese boy-girl,
and la Just about to elope wtt'n her when
a summons comes from Pekln commanding
the attendance of the mandarin and hla
suite before the emperor. The fact that
he had deceived Ma emperor In regard to
San Toy is revealed and summary methods
are about to be resorted to when the em
peror suddenly relents and permits her to
marry 'he Englishman, who has, of course,
followed her to the capital. The company
presenting "San Toy" remains much the
same aa when It was last seen at Daly
In New Tork, among Ita members being
Samuel Collins. George K. Forteacue, Ho
bart Smcck, Sarony Lambert, Nagle Barry,
Joseph Cauto, Isabel Hall, Nellie Lynch,
Norah Lambert and a large chorus. The
costuming of "San Toy" will be found as
being particularly effective, many of the
costume! having been Imported from China.
Goasln front Man-eland.
Minnie Tittle Brune has recovered from
her attack of tvphold fever and la again
on the road with "I'norna." She was to
have appeared In Omaha in November, but
win not now re teen here until near ine
end of the season.
A benefit for Clara Morris la being ar-
ranited to relieve her from the threatened
foreclosure of a mortgage on her home.
Miss Morris has been very 111 of late, but
last reports were that she was showing
Ada Rehan has announced her Intention
of selling the Daly collection of scenery,
costumes and the like, used in many of
the productions that made the fame of
Augjstln Daly. Phe will retain some oi
the more costly relics and bric-a-brac.
Mnrtln Beck, aerretarv and general man- I
ager of the )rpheum Circuit company, waa
In Omaha a short time Friday, going on to
Fremont, where be joined the orpneum
road show. He will visit Kan so ''ley
with the attraction. It playing there this
The recent benefit performance of the
Kaajics, held at the New York theater,
broke all records of SJch affairs, netting
over IW.Omo. Oallery seats brought aa high
as l and ." was paid for a box. Al
most without exception the most prominent
theatrical people in New xork either par
ticipated or attended.
A bill to regulate the size of dressing
rooms was last week Introduced In the
New York legislature at Albany by Assem
blyman Hlnson. The measure provides that
the rooms ehal! each be eight feet wide,
ten feet long and nine feet high, and that
the gas Jets shall be properly screened.
The 1)111 provides that factory inspectora
are to see that the law is enforced.
Blanche Walsh has temporarily given up
"The Daughter of Hamilcar" and will cre
ate the role of Masiova In Tolstoi's "Res
urrection," the new WagenhaLs & Kemper
production, which la to be put on at the
Victoria theater. New York, on February
16. At the end of the "Resurrection" per
formance "The Daughter of Hamilcar"
will be put on for an unlimited run In New
E. II. Sothern gave on Tuesday a special
matinee of "Hamlet" at which many promi
nent people were pr"sent. Among these
were Julia Marlowe, Blanche Hates. BIJou
Fernandex. I.otta Llnthlcum. Hyperta
Pryme, Mrs. Kirk Ia Shelle, Mrs. KranK
McKee, May Robson, Charles Rlchman. K.
M. Holland. Robert Harries, Paul Kester,
Fritz Williams and several members of the
Twelfth Night club.
Baby Josephine, a winsome 7-year-old ac
tress, the only child of the eldest of the
I'ayton sisters, who was frightfully burned
on January L! while the company was play
ing at Chattanooga. Tenn., and died on the
following morning, was a clever ana uainiy
little actress and was well known through
the country, for she had played In Canada,
Mexico, nearly every state In the union,
end had made reven trips along the Pacific
Word from Salt Like Is to the effect
that the second production of "Corlanton"
closed there to business almost aa success
ful as the first. A new star was developed
by ths play, Mlsa Vlgoreux, who was to
have taken the part of Zoan Ze lsobel, hav
ing been taken 111 and the work falling un
expectedly to Miss Helen Boyer, who had
been cast for Rella. Miss Boyer'a work in
the leading roll waa so good that the man
ager allowed her to continue in it to the
end of the Salt Lake engagement.
Howard Kyle, who presented the Clvde
Fitch play of "Nathan Hale" at the Boyd
last season, had an unpleasant experience
recently when he was refused permission
to present his piece In Uuelph. Ont. It
sterna that the Canadians, too, have
patriotic feelings, and they felt that the
piece does not do the British Justice, so
they refused to let it be put on. Mr. Kyle
returned Immediately with his company
to the United States, and In the fjture
will not undertake to enlighten John Bull
on American history from a Yankee atand
jiolnt. ECHOES OF THE ANTE ROOM
Masons of the Scottish Rite are looking
forward to one of the largest reunions in
the history of the order in Nebraska thla
spring, when the degrees from the fourth
to the thirty-second will be conferred upon
candidates. During the winter the bluo
lodges have been very active in all parte
of the atate and the number cf persona
eligible for the advanced degrees Is greater
than ever before. Many have already sig
nified their intention of making applica
tion, so that a large teunion Is assured,
while if the number which usually comes
In at a later time is received this year in
proportion to former years, the number
of candidates will be beyond the former
hopes of the members. At a reunion re.
cently held at Hastings a number of can
didates were advanced to the fourteenth
degree and a number of them will take
ths higher degrees at the Omaha reunion.
Ezra Millard canton. Patriarchs Militant,
gave a ball last week, which waa attended
by a large number of the members of the
order and their friends.
A new camp of the Woodmen of the
World Is being organized and probably will
be chartered during the mouth.
With Dr. W. M. Dorward as chief, Mecca
court. Tribe of Ben Hur. which meetL each
Friday in The Bee building, haa Started
out to break all previous records in In
creasing membership. At its last meetlof,
a large number of candidates were In
itiated. Banner lodge. Fraternal Vnlon of Amer
ica, gave a high five party Thursday.
One of the events of the season was a
dress bsll given on Monday night at Wash.
Ington ball by the members of Omaha lodge
No. 1, Bankers' Vnlon of the World, in
celebrstton of the fourth anniversary of
the lodge, with some 300 in attendance.
The uotable feature of the evening was
the minuet In colonial costume danced by
Frank L. Weaver with Mlsa Leo Land
meaner, W. N. Giller with Mrs. Myrtle
Althouse, Mr. and Mrs. P. Besen, V. E.
Syfert with Mlas Fsnnie Patterson, snd
Will O'Donnell with Miss Anns Diets, Ma
teij Charles Althouse and Utile Miss Elsie
Lomatch acting aa pages. The grand
march was led by the minuet dancers,
followed by Supreme President Dr. E. C.
Spinney with Mrs. Spinney, Dr. Albert
Fensrh, grand aecretary of the state, with
Supreme Correspondent Miss M. Burdock.
Supreme Physician Dr. R. S. Anglia and
lady, and other notables of ths order.
Fraternal lodge. Bankers' Union of the
World, had a banquet at the Windsor
hotel last week, at which sevioty-flv
people were present. L. C. Hopper wss
toaatmaster and toasts were responded to
by F. L. Wesver and L. H. Packard.
Dancing concluded ths meeting.
MUSIC AND MUSICIANS
In pursuance of the theme announced
last week, let us read together, thla morn
ing, the following translation of the fa
mous Heine song. "Am Merr" (by the ses),
music by Schubert, which, Is found pub
lished by O. Schlrmer. New Ycrk. publ. No.
6533. This li 'Toems One Ought to For
get. No. I:
1'efore us glanc'd th wl.ie-epread sea.
With eve's last rays invested.
We set in the desolate flfhlng-hut
Alono and silently rested.
The mist arose, the waters heav'd.
Around ua the sea-gull Tying
I raid upon thy beauteous eyes.
Sweet one, I saw thee crying.
The tears fell fast on thy darling hand.
And low beside thee kneeling.
From that white hand 1 slpp'd away
The tear-drops o'er It stealing.
With fatal lor.ging consum'd from that
My soul and body wasted;
They had, alas! a pols nous pow'r.
Those feverish tears I tasted.
In view of the fact that the same song
has been published since by other firms,
and also, I believe by Schlrmer, to an ex
quisite translation beginning, "Beneath the
evening's last sweet smile," the foregoing
will prove Interesting.
Incidentally, the latter mentioned trans
lation can be Improved by changing the
last line to read, "My heart from peace doth
sever," Instead of "dissevered." It then
rhymes with "never" in a preceding line.
This hint Is given, cheerfully and gratuit
ously, to those who love as I do that dear
old song of Heine and Schubert, the Dsvld
and Jonathan, If you wish, of modern
It Is refreshing in these days of turtle
dove criticism to read an occasional bit,
like thla. which I have clipped "from a
leading New York paper. I commend it
to Chicago critics, and others all over the
Speaking of a production of "Siegfried"
at the Metropolitan recently, Mr. Elmblad,
as Fafner, the giant-dragon, received this
little touching tribute: "The big basso
sang through his megaphone In a voice of
megaphonious character. He was a burly
dragon and be died full of days and honors.
The property monster which appeared to
the eye was not a very terrifying 'beast,'
but a somewhat disconsolate and way-worn
'worm.' His steam was so low si to sug
gest that bis engineering department had
been affected by the coal famine."
I suppose every writer on musical or
other matters has 'met with that class of
readers who try to read everything but
what was written, who try to distort a
man's text and refuse to believe that he
wrote exactly what he wanted to write. A
very recent example of this occurred in
connection with this column, which was
too absurd to notice further. But this
column haa ofttlmes been seriously miscon
strued, and harmfully so, to the local cause
of music at times, for interest anent band
concert programs, etc., by persons who are
so infinitely better able to Judge my Inten
tions than I am. So as .you, my brother,
may be bored by the same Bmart ones who
help you to express yourself, I want to
share with you a sentence, for your com
fort, from "Nonsense Anthology," by Caro
lyn Wells', a new book just out.
You remember the Edward Lear who
wrote "The Owl and the Pussy Cat" anil
hosts of others, and Lewis Carroll, with
bis "Jabberwocky" absurdest of absurdi
ties and his "She's all my fancy painted
him." Here Is what Carolyn Wells ssys In
her preface: "Both Lear and Carroll suf
fered from the undlsrernlng critics who
persisted in seeing in their nonsense a hid
den meaning, a cynical, political, or other
Intent, veiled under the apparent foolery.
Lear takes occasion to deny this In the
preface to one of his books and asserts not
only that his rhymes and pictures have no
symbolical meaning, but that he 'took
more care than might be supposed to make
the subjects Incapable of such misinterpre
tation.' Likewise 'Jabberwocky' waa de
clared by one critic to be translation
from the German, and by others its
originality was doubted. The truth Is that
It was written by Lewis Carroll at an even
ing party; It was quite Impromptu and no
ulterior meaning waa Intended."
Verily, It is unsafe to say a nonsejislcsl
thing once in a while, lest the wicked make
It a snare unto themselves to catch the
Let him who would indulge in a printed
jest furnish detailed plan and specifica
tions therewith. ,
Meanwhile a little nonsense once In a
while seasons things. Truly "there Is a
time to laugh," sslth the wise man. Tor
mented be he who stospeth to analyze a
The first of the Lenten muslcales will be
given on Saturday, February 28, at 4 p. m.
Mrs. Genevieve Clark Wilson will be the at
traction. The courae Is a very strong one
and will prove interesting. The fair sex
has been well represented amongst the so
loists, two gentlemen, however, being in
cluded. At the closing concert the Monday
before Palm Sunday the May Festival Choir
will sing. In conjunction with this program
two soloists will appear who are the Joint
selection of the Lenten musicale committee
and the director of the May Festival. As
the choir will occupy the rear gallery and
most of the side galleries of the Kountze
Memorial church, subscribers using the
downstairs seats, thereby leaving little for
sale, and as sll the other programs will be
In the hands of eminent artists (I have the
list before me, but not for publication), It
would be advissble to purchase the "season
ticket" at once, admitting to all five con
certs. Mr. Joseph Gshm has just sent me a copy
of his "Lullaby." which waa aung here by
Miss Mary Munchhoff. It is a beautiful
song for a high voire and Mlsa Munchhoff
Is winning praises through Its agency. The
Boston papera, of which I hive seen copies,
have accorded It untinieif commendation,
mentioning It together with a Schubert or
Schumann song, as "tho gems," etc.
Mr. Landsberg Is meeting with much en
couragement in his compositions. Hs is
dally expecting further news from bis
violin "Elegle," which wss accepted some
weeks ago by the famous house of Brelt
kopf and Haertel. He haa also bad a
charming aong. "A Rose Lyric." published
by th Hatch Mustc company, Philadelphia.
The ladles of the 81. Mary's Avenue Con
gregational church have engaged Mr. and
Mrs. Thomas J. Kelly. Mrs. Allen P. Ely,
and Mr. Charles Haverstock, tor the pre
sentation of Arthur Whiting's song-cycle
"Floriana." the words by Oliver Herreford,
from "Overheard In a Garden." The song
cycle hss been given in the musical centers
of ths esst with grtst success. Mlsa Jes
sie Towne. a rare accompanist, will assist
at the piano. So far ss I know this will be
Omsba's first bearing of ths work.
It gives me great pleasure to .record the
success of Mrs. Ralph Henry Day, who
made practically her first public appear
ance in Omaha, before the Woman's Club
Mualcal department. Coming at a very
buay studio hour, 1 was unable to hear Mrs.
Dsy. but every pianist who heard her spoke
most highly of her work, as Interpreter,
technlclsn, Improvisateur and temperamen
tal muslcis. Mrs. Dais sang in placs of Mrs.
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Mr. C. G. Wlklund. 830 South 23d St..
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THIS AFTERNOON TONIGHT
The Helaulnif Musical Saecess
"PICKINGS FROM PUCK"
Presenting the fashionable comedian. Mn. WIl.LAItD SIMMS. A muscial
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PRICES Matinee, 23c, 30c; Night, 25c, 50c, 75c. '
SPKCIAt, MAT1XEE Tl ESDAY
John P. Slocum Presents the Klrke I. a Shelle Comle Opera Company
In the Elaborate Ctpera Comlqoe
" THE PRINCESS CHIC "
With the brilliant and fascinating artists VERA MICHELENA In
the title role, JOSEPH Ml RON In hit original creation of
"Brevet," and a superb singing organization of
SIXTY PEOPLE -SIXTY
PRICES-.Matlnee, 25c to $1; Night, 25c to $1.50.
WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY
The Red Letter Dramatic Event. The Distinguished English Actor
Presenting; the Sensational ew York Success ISO Matbts on Droad.
way Stanley Weyman'a Brilliant Homanee
The original superb 3Vnw York prodnctlon. To Sit EAT
NEW YORK CAST TO.
THE GREAT SENSATIONAL FIGHT ON THE STAIRS
PRICES 25c, 50c, $1. $ 1.50. Seats on sale.
FRIDAY SATURDAY SATURDAY MATIKEE,
The Auaustlu Daly Musical Co. In Dainty, Tuneful
First time In the wedt of the direst Chinese-Kngllsh musical flay that has
hroken all records at Puly'e Theater, London; at Daly's Theuter, New Vurk.
The musical comedy of the seaaon.
Company cf 75 Augmented Orchestra.
Original New York production. The Daly Theater cast: Simuet Collins.
Barony Lambert. Nugle Hurry. George K. 1'ortejsq.ue, Ilobart Umock, Juseph
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Thloa of It, Illank C Under, rofct 2."o,Mi-h.
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W. ar ala3 headquarter, for old and new Ph-tur.
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TURKEY STUFFED WITH OYSTERS
TODAY AT THE
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OMAHA'S LEADING BKSTCRANT
Pheets. who wss Indisposed. Mrs. Day is
heartily welcomed by the musical people
of the city.
The pupils of Mr. Krats gave an Inter
esting recital at the residence of Mr. Keu
ben Forbes, last Tuesday eveulng.
Omaha Is well fixed now for tnuslrsl cor
respondents, in connection with esstern
musical journals: "Musical Courier," Mr.
Joseph Gabm; "Concert Goer." Mr. 81g
mund Landsbtrg; "Musical Leader," Mr.
Charles Hawley Keefer.
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a j iw a g
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Classes Spring Term begin this week.
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Reserved Seats $1.00.
Piano Tuner and Repairer
ED EYANS, TeJ, P-2566-
Sunday Mat. Feb. 1
TODAY 2:15 TONIGHT 8:15
LeRoy, Talma & Bosco
Monarrbs of Magic.
Winona and Frank
Champion Rifle Shots of tho World.
Arnim and Wagner
Tresentlug "Opera In the Kitchen."
Melville and Conway
Hedrix and Prescott
Vocalists and Dancers.
NViw Moving Scenes.
Prices, 1 0c, 25c, 50c.
Special, Week Commencing Sun., Feb. I
The Orpheum Road Show
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Piano Tuning, Kuaranteed 11.50
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