Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, February 08, 1903, EDITORIAL SHEET, Page 15, Image 15
THE OMATIA DAILY ItEE: St' Is PAY, FEI.KUAKY 8, HO.T. ABOUT PLAYS PLAYERS AND PLAYHOUSES Omaha people had a cbtsr to see some thing worth while at tb tbesters last ees Only one weak rpot totted, the , opening diu at the Doyl After -rtcklnta from Pack" had psssed came the bright aad tuneful -Princess Chic." !iji a de light, an alone with the opera cam the billiard, so that the beauties of the fW .Ww ated oa empty at. It eem a ,plty that "Happy Hooligan." for example, could have god wea'her. while the wont atom ef tbe winter fell vpon tb brightest ef comic operaa. Kvrie Bellew drew oat the patronage be deserved, and gave two splendid performances before large assem blages of Omaha fashioneblea. "San Toy" alao drew good houses, bat tell aomewhat abort of receiving the enthusiastic welcome that has been given chr musical ceme dlea daring the Mwn. The music la pretty, ths scenery and costumes are beautiful, but tbe lines are deadly dull and the aonga are ot of the sort that are whistled and hummed tor days after being heard. At the ' Creighton -Orpbeum what in probably tbe best bill of tbe ssson drew large bouses all week. The act of Lroy. Talma and rtosco la one of the most pleasing In tbe line of the msrl'al and mystifying ever put on. and oiMt an Immenae hit locally. Other feature of the bill alao proved very popu lar. After having listened to "Sultan of Sulu." "Florodora." "Prince of Pilsen." "Utt!e Tuchss" and other of tbe bright, spark ling musical comedies that have moved 1c such daiillng procession along tbe amuse ment highway during the last two or three years. "Fan Toy" reminds one very much of the bender Bertie Van Alrtyne and the "fellahs down at the club" used to gc on. They would order tip an apollin arta lemonade and light a cigarette and It and thick and think and be perfectly devilish. In many waya "5i Toy" la quite as exhilarating aa an appolinari lemonade. f"ne of Its humor fairly makea one squirm with anxiety to get away. Our grandfath ers maybe our great-grandfathers, used to alng "One little, two little." and so on up till they had enumeratfd "ten little Injun bora." sad here cornea the puteaant and subtle mandarin. Ten How. and alng "One little, two little, three little, four llttl. five little, six little wlvea." with all the enthusiastic eclat of one who ha made discovery. Why he stopped at six doesn't appear. Ten or a dozen would hve added that much more beauty to the atage picture, and wouldn't have prolonged the song a great deal. And then TJ. the real humor 1st of the piece, ia equipped with tome ex cruciatingly funny business: that Is. It wa rery funny Indeed when first Invented. When Harriet Beecher Stowe had Topsy teal Hits Ophelia's gloves and ribbon and get "caught with the goods" she added a quaint touch of humor to the patboa of her story; and that incident never rail to get a laugh when "I'ncle Tom's Cabin" I pre vented on the stag. In this light It I a l'ttle bit surprising that when Tucker and Poppy and Dudley "frisked" Li and discor. ered a number of stolen article of per sonal adornment that no one laughed. Vaybe It was because of the general ven eration for old age; and It wa likely sym pathy for Innocence that Induced the peo ple to refrain from cachinnatloa when LI so blandly admitted that he wa. a "klepto lunatic. And in tbe aame scene, when Li If giving expression to his desire for Eng lish dress, he does not specify a hat; that would never do. He distinctly order a "bniycock" hat; that ought to get a laugh, but It didn't. It probably went well in dear old Lunnon'. And. horrors! what a blunder "props" did make, for Instead ot providing U with a billycock" hat b rave him a "bowler." Took advantage of the poor Chinese's ignorance of correct English form, you know, and shnnted oS on him "dicer" of a type he dida't want. And these are only sample of the "good things" with which "San Toyairiy glis tenv Two topic for discussion and even de rate, which age cannot wither nor custom stale." are the functinn of the critic and the elevation of tbe stage. Just at present the debate fcr it !s no longer a discus sion involve both these nerenn'.al iih- Jecta. and is grewlng In acerbity to the pcint where words win hardly sufflcs longer ta express the Ideaa ot the disputant. In deed, one or two of them seem to have al ready exhausted their ideas and to have re sorted to epithets ia lieu thereof. Ia time past The Bee has tried to make It position rlesr oa the matter of criticism, and H glad t state that it find its attitude quits ia :tn with that of some who are recou nt red aa leaders If not actual authorities ca ' matters pertaining to the theater. By these It Is held that tbs critic's office Is a most Important one. to the public and to tbe actor aHke; hut it Is also contended that tbs critic should be capable not only of forming a sound Jcdgment. bat of giving tc it Intelligent expression, and moreover, endowed with a sufficient appreciation .of the dignity of hi position to prevent him from ever stooping to mere abuse or to In dulging in personalities. Critics whs come within the scop of these requirements ar sot uaselcoms ta the actor, even though the latter may not always find favor with r , . - - I BARBER S ITCH. FREE SAMPLE ! ECZEUA CAtt BE CU3EB. Call at the below named drug store and receive a tree ms ot hHK K H EC LtMA CURE, the greit remedy for Ec Km. Plmpies. 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N at . swum Omaha. tieorrt BY Uavia, Cxfcaia audita, 1 Oeorae B Lwvut, 4 West bnalsir. k E. ""aw i.' V tbs former. Ia a private letter to the dramatic editor of Ths Bee. Mr. E. H. Soth- era gives gocd eipresslon to tbe attitude of the honest actor toward the critic thus "I like a controversy myself, because It begets friendship. I like a man who ran stand up against me, but d a the beggar who goes aaay from the contest and spits on your coat as It hang In the hall." Mr. Pot hem haa been more mauled and hauled by the critics daring the present season than any other man on tbe American stage, but further along la tbe same letter be speaks of tbe mil who haa most merci lessly criticised him mark, criticized, cot abused In terms cf the highest regard. I'nfortunately. tbe office of critic has been so generally prostituted under the malevo lent ministration of the "modern" Jour nalist that It haa come to be little more than a vehicle for the expression of per sonal spite or the puffery that Is purchased- Soaie of tbe most graceful writers oa stage topics have fallen into this hsblt. to the end that they have not only lost flelr own Influence, but have done a great deal to destroy tbe Influence of tbe honest writer who have striven to maintain the traditions of their high calling. This ia the regrettable nature of the situation, for It brings discredit not alone on tbe offend ers, but tbe earnest and conscientious crltl: must also suffer, for tbe public If not at all likely to discriminate. As to tt honest actor, so to tbe honest critic the highest reward that may come la the consciousness of having done right according to tbe light that I within him. Tbe elevation of tb stage 1 also a per ennial topic for debate, but, fortunately, while the debaters are wrangling over mns. the natural law of change ia work ing out the salvation of the stage. Prog ress 1 the order ot the day to matter theatrical, th same a la other walka of life. No ooe who I at all familiar with tbe topic will undertake to maintain that the stags ba not advanced as rapidly In morality as it has In any other dtrectlor. It may be that certain topica are still dis cussed from ths stags with a freedom that seems shocking to persons ot delicate minds, but it must be admitted that the freedom of the stage l not ooe whit more rrone to take advantage of Its license In this direction thaa the average novel "with purpose." It may be that the difference He in tbe fact that we do not like to hear spoken the words that we can read without shudder. The pasmodic outbursts or protest against the moral tone ot tbe stage nowadays generally come from well-meaning persona who lack practicality in this direction, no mstter how sound they may be in othcra. One ot these Is thus discussed In the Philadelphia Press: Th. latest nroDOsaJ to "eievate the stage" comes from a professor of Greek In the Northwestern university, who would have all plays censored before public production by a commute of "representative moral citlsens." Tlx re is only cme objection to this scheme. . It is Impossible. There is no au thority competent to aecwe upon im con stitution of a committer of representative moral cltlaens;" If tbef were it would be much simpler to have this authority censor the play, and be done with it. Censorship, bo by public opinion but by autrcrity. haa been tried In England for more than 150 years. Nobody but the cen sor himself and the lord chamberlain, who appoints him. regards It ss aught but a dW-mal annoying and futile restriction upon dramatic art. it dons not limit the output of bad rUya. snd it not ukseldom keep good plays off the stage. The only way permanently to elevate the drama is to elevate the audiences who sup port the drama, and whose Uvss are re flected In that drama. When somebody has discovered haw to do this, we shall find thst there Is nothing the matter with the seas. Cnsnlas; Evests. This afternoon "Shore Acres." James A. Heroes drama of homely life, will be opened at th Boyd tor an engagement that lncludea tonight and Monday night. Since Mr. Heme's death "Shore Acres" haa re mained under the control of Mrs. Herne and ha not been allowed to deteriorate In any particular. The acting company contains all the old players, with ons or two ex ception, who have so long been, identified with the play. Mr. James T. Calloway will again appear in tbe role of Nathaniel Berry and Mr. Atkins Lawrence aa Martin Berry, the thick-headed brother. These two ac tor were long; Identified with Mr. Heme and they have retained all hi bit of stage business. This is equally true of Miss Belle Theadore. who gives such a capital rendition of Ma Berry; Mr. William M. Burton, ths Josiah Blake; Mr. Charles E. Fisher, the Joel Gate, and Mr. James Burrows, the captain ot ths Uddy Ana- Mr. Herbert Flanaburgh. wco ha won sucn . success as Dr. Warren, was protege of Mr. Heme's, and gtvea promise 01 becom ing a noted character actor. The children la "Shore Acre" ar also a most attrac tive feature. Although they have to be changed from time to time, owing; to their outgrowing the part a, Mr. Hern devotes a deal of time and attention to their char acterixationa and thla result .la keeping them within the picture. 8. Miller Kent, the young actor who succeeded Nat Goodwin in the role of Teddy North in "The Cowboy and ths Lady." will be seea at the Boyd theater Tuesday and Wednesday night and Wednesday matlne. Mr. Kent presented tbe play ta Omaha last season, when it was well received. "Sherlock Holmes" at Boyd' new theater tor three cighta and one Saturday matlrea. commencing Thursday, February 19. i al moat enough ot an announcement to test the capacity of the theater to Its utmost at every performance- Mr. Gillette's sue ceaaat the Carrie k theater. New Tork. hi tour of two year ago throughout th largest cltle of th east, hi ucceasful engagement of eight months at Sir Henry Irving' Lyceum theater, London, ar all known to theater patrona, sad hia abort engagement hero oa hia way to the PaclSe coast will give Omaha people an oppor tunity to see tbe man aad tb play which havs attracted so much attention every where. This engagement will be the flrat and th laat that Mr. Gillette will play here la this piece. Plans mads tw years ago caa bo longer be postponed aad Mr. Gil lette is under contract to appear ia some thing els next year. He haa the same company which appeared with him ia New Tork and London and all of tbe unique and acetic effects which have dose so much toward making "Sherlock Holmes" a suc cess. At ths Orphsunv. commencing with a mat inee today, the Ornheum Read Shew, under I d rectloa of Martin Ceck. general manager ct ins iTpneua t ircuu company, win play its annual engagement, with two excep tions the aamea oa iia roster this s eases ar new. aad those two are Mclatyre aad Heaia. Ia Omaha their favor is well es tablished, tor they enjoy the personal ac quaintance of a large circle, having re sided here In the early '. A a vehicle for their fun-uaklng black -far dellaea tloa. they will present for the trst half of the week a aew atetch entitled "Oa Guard." Tat the Utter half or th week they will pwt oa their famous old "Georgia Mia strels. Another prominent contributor to th cosnody element will be Nat Wills, who of th many comedlaaa la ths tramp gulss ia said to a ths pace-maker. Nlcr Lotg aad Idalea Cot to a. a ho for a time wars member of baa Dai'a com, will play "The Critic and the Lady." a new sketch dealing with an actress who objects to be ing Interviewed aad a critic who sdopts tbe rose of being a photographer. M go aetts Kskia. with her pretty gowns, suc cessfully direct her effort to singing aad dancing. Tbe sensational novelty ot tbe program will be Rawson and Juae. who pre sent for the first time to crar thester pa tron boomerang throwing. They not only are adepts with this primitive weapca of tbe bushman of tbe antipodes, but Include la tbelr specialties club Juggling, spesr throwing and bow sad arrow shooting. Tbe Mellnl trio, new-comers, constitute the mi alcal feature, who are said to be excellent. They are styled tbe Milanese minstrels, their act being given in tbe form of the street singers. Julius M. Tannan ha a monologue uniquely his own. He give imi tation of tbe curtain speeches ot. cele brated actors. For tbe Tri-City Press club entertain ment to be given at Boyd' theater next Monday afternoon the newspaper scribe ta charge hare secured an attractive pro gram. The local feature, which were tb latest additiona to tbe card, will rank di rectly with toe theatrical portions, a mu sics) talent of the highest professional character baw been obtained. Mr. Robert Cuecaden. the Omaha violin ist, who created such a favorable Impres sion here recently pon hi return from year of tudy abroad, will glv a trlolofr of famous string selections. In a series of public recitals Just ended Mr. Cuscadea has established his repute aa a violinist. Mr. D line re Cheney, who was for eight year tbe basso In tbe Schumann quartet, tbe most famous men's four la America, will sing second on te program. Hia will be the selection "Let All Obey," from Stephen Leach's "Enchantress." Mr. Cheney has but recently come to Omaha, and. by a peculiar coincidence, sang at the St. Louis Press club entertainment given In that city a short time ago. Frederick B. Pate, a tenor, who has had eight years' experience In grand opera troupea. will be fourth on tbe program. Mr. Pates is .another newcomer, who haa sever yet sung In public here. His is a lyric tenor of much power. He will sing Balfe's famous Ca Tat Ids. "Com Into fie Garden. Maud." among tbe most notable tenor solo production of th author of the "Bohemian Girl." Carl Better, tbe manager of the Orpbeum theater, while a local attraction, will give a theatrical act. It ta expected that hi monologue will pro to the big hit of the afternoon. Two selections from legitimate vaude ville will alao grace tbe program. Mana ger Relter haa chosen Mignonette Kokln. tbe dancer, aad the Milanl trio. Milanese minstrels, from the Orpbeum of this week, as the strongest attractions for the press club program. Each act stand high in it line. With the rendition complete of the Bret first act of "Shore Acre" the program will close. The act occupies thirty-five minutes. and brings upon tbe stage sixteen of the two doxen actors in the troupe. James A Heme's own company will give the act, and it has Just secured sew scenery en tire. The nart selected Is the barnyard scene, famous tbe country over for Its realism. Ossip Gabrillowitsch. the most brilliant of tbs younger group of pisno virtuosi, will play at the Kountze Memorial church Tues day evening. February 17. Hia reputation haa preceded him. The aala of reserved seat will open at Msnde'lberg' jewelry tor Thursday morning. Elks lodge No. ot tfcti city I pre paring to give aa entertainment followed by a masquerade ball at the Ak-Sar-Ben den that will eclipse anything; Ia an amuse ment way it has attempted since Its or ganization. It will be on th order of the well public function given at ths Madison Square Garden. New Tork. Tbe den will be practically rebuilt to accommodate the function- Th galleries will be carpeted and reseated. Boxes will bs arranged for exclusive parties. Tbs lower floor will be cleared for dancing. ith the exception of a wide promenade that will encircle It. This promenade will be carpeted and lined with Cowers and potted palma and plant. Re tiring room for the ladle and smoking rooms for the men will be built. For danc ing aa orchestra ot sixty men of ths pick of the musicians of Omaha will be in at tendance. On the dancing floor no one v?ill be allowed besides those holding Invita tion. To serve a art Incentive to elabo rateness and originality of costumes rich and costly prizes will be offered. The Elk fun makers will be the entertainer. They will be dressed to represent Hsppy Hooli gan. Gloomy Gus. Foxy Grandpa aad ths other characters of the comic papers. A novelty to be given will be a minuet aad other old-time dances given by a quartet of dancers garbed la the costumes of long ago. When the solicitors call on 70a to buy tickets, buy for the sake of the cause If nothing else. X Csuls of Btaarelaad- Frank Mordaunt. well known al over tbe countrv. ta very sick at a stn-tarlum near Stanford. Cone. Cole Younger, being out of reach of the Minnesota courts, is to go on the stsge. This is another step toward the elevation so much talked about. Laura BtgTr la to be starred in a diama built on the eventa of her life. Her co-conspirators ought to be so .presenied aa to receive the Justification tbe Jersey cojrts denied them. While the engagement of Robert Hilllard In "Jim Bludo" la spoken of as a success, the announcement is followed by the fur ther lnformetlon that Mr. HlJiard will re turn to vaudeville next week. Mary Shaw and Amelia Bingham are now accused of having designs on "Ham let." Mavbe one of thee women will realise the much discussed characterisa tion of the part In which so many ambi tious men have failed to please the critics. M. R. Bimberg. executive head of the West End Amusement company, which controls the West Ec.d ttieater in New Tork. has declared his independence of the "trust." Hia complaint is that he waa discriminated against in ths mstter of bookings. Robert Bell of Denver is energetically pushing his plan for sanitarium for actors suffering from tvibeeculorls or other pulmonary diseases. He has secured ample hacking for the project and expects 10 be able to take over a handsome building st Manltou. Colo., for the purposes of th home- Much Interest 10 the proposi tion has been shown in he east, and the outlook for its permanence ia good. From a school girl to a prima donna In two months Is literally the history of Vera Mlchel-ra. who so charmed Gmaiiana early this week by the manner in which she sang the title roi in "Princess Chic." Mkchelraa had been tn tbe part bit eight weeks and before that time ahe had never appeared 4n a theatrical production. But mure important to the your.g atar than even thia meteoric rise is her prospect for next season, aa John glorjm. manager of the Kirk La Fheile attractions, confided to a fnerd white here that tie Intended starring her in -The Fortune Teller." This was not meant for publlra'lon. and tbe young woman herself does not vet know of 1 tie plans for her further eaaltstlon. Vera Mkheiena li but II years of age. She ia a San Francisco airU the daughter of the once famous Italian tenor. Michelena. who now conducts a conservatory in Kan FTancisco. Lsi season Maude Lillian Rerrl was singing the stsr part In the "Princess Cnic " Tr.ts season Socum started the company erf with a new prima donna. He t as far as Sal Franc lac o and there alicheler.a was takes from her fathers srhcuj snd given tne part. Her Italian ancestry seemed to make her all that was desired with but iitHe stage training. She already bad th tempera ment ax. i study wtfi her falLer had givea her the true lyric Italian atyie of singing so effective in light opera. In Saa Fraa clwo, waeo she ma her stage debut. !4 Icheler.ik waa widely advsrtiM-d as a mecw of President Castro of Veneaueia. This proved a great hit. wut Mirbeieba Indignantly debied the tttt and cams near causing ewulews IrouMe for the ea- terpnaiug agent w he kxiLed to daughica- aa 1 Spa-aiaa bluvd. KUSIC AND UUSiCiAKS And her eometb Breltkoff & Haertel. Lei pilg. with aa English versioa by John BerchoU to "Scboea Gretleln." a song cycle by Voa Fielltx. Tbi constitutes "No. . Poems One Ought to Forget:" I. A youth red ty the garden gate. With auburn locks encircling Hts noble brow and with eres so bright; Tbe morning belis were ringing. IT My throbbing heart beats loud and fast And troubi-d thoughts cnm o'er me. The dew etlll llnsers on the grasa. The youth ia gone by: farewell, love! Is there not a questioa as to whether th "auburn locks" belong to the youth or to the gate? And is It not possible that "tbe morning bells were ringing with eye sv bright?" Perish the thought. Bells ring with tongues, not eyes. Other belles but that'll do; It Is no Urn to indulge la idle quip or uaeless Jest. Mis Fannie Arnold will present, with tbe assistance of local artists, a series ot evenings with Wsgaer at Unity church oa February 14. March 14. April IS and May 23. Mr. Joseph Gahm will be the pianist of the series. A chorus, which has been working for some time ta Wagnerian fetudes, will sing. Surely there 1 a "Wagner revival" on. The Woman's club presents Mrs. William Spencer Crosby in Wagner lecture-re?ltals oa February 21 and 24. But Miss Arnold' Wagner acheme the first one planned should not be neglected. There I room for both. There ar several good attraction booked for tht month, tbe first being tbe appear ance of the Swedish Ladies' Quintette. which will take place at tbe Boyd on Thursday erening. February 12. If one Is to form any opinion from the press notices, this organization is a very gnod one. hiring dons a great many of the bigger cities, both here and in Europe, and receiving high encomiums. Tbe next attraction Is the recital by Ossp Gabrillowitsch. who. as yon very plainly see, baa made a name for himself, and a big one at that. Mr. Gabrillowttach will play oa February IT. Tuesday night. The pianists tell me that this will be a rare treat. I have never heard him. but hia reputation ha not ben assailed in any particular, so thst sn evening of the best at the piano can be looked forward to with pleasure. The next musical offering will be the local production of Arthur Whiting' ong cycle. from the poem of Oliver Hereford, "Overheard in a Garden. the musical pro duction being named "Florlana." This will be at the St. Mary- Avenue Congre gational church. The appearance of Kocian, th young violinist who. like Knbelik. cornea from Bohemia. 1 at the Boyd oa Febru ary 22. Washington' birthday. Tbe ap pearance will be a matinee, I believe. Then on Saturday. th :6th. will occur the first of the Lenten muslcale. with Genevieve Clark Wilson of Chicago, the distinguished soprano, a the attraction. And. en passant, let me remark that if Omaha managers lese money occasionally on their Tecturea, they must accept a bar of the blame upon their own shoul ders. Up to th day I have not received from the managements tbe slightest Inti mation that either Gabrilowltsch or Kociaa is coming. I have learned It from per sonal sow ices. Thla Is true of almost all attractions playing ia Omaha. There li not enough attention paid to tbe getting up of suitable advance notice. Look at the theatrical business; see what a busy man tbe press man i. If my friend- ths msnagera. want to receive publicity In this column, they should supply me with at least the meager Information that a atar 1 about to shine forth In the local Armament. Out of purely personal courtesy and kindly feeling to the various managements The Bee has. ia Its musical department, endeavored to find out some thing about their attractions, which It waa thought would be of interest to the people; but let the managers remember this, la case at some time they are ignored. I askec? the musical critic of an Omaha a. it. list week if be wer troubled thl . . , -i.-j .....- 9 V-T hq immediately ciitu very recent date where he wa obliged to .-.--v 10 .h. local management and ask oersonally for the ucaeis. umui w differ. He U more amiable thaa I am. I have Just received from a friend In Chicago the clipping from which the fol lowing excerpt ks taken about th work of George Hamlin. artUt. In th city of Boston. Those who know Mr. Hamlin will bear me out la ths statemeat that h is certainly a prophet of the reckless and subtle Richard Strauss, and that be ha a gift of Impart ing th fruit of his tudy ia uch a way that Straus become really intelligible to aa audience. Now. please do not aay that I wrote that a Strauea waltz could not be understood that Is the manner in which on i generally quoted. Ther f th Strsuss of the mazy waltx and the Strauss ef the mystic mist, and behold there la indeed a difference.) But this I not evi- dence. To continue, tbe fact that George Hamlin who ia now prominent enough to pell hia name Georg went to the some what reserved circles ot Boston and re ceived these line from that lion of ths tribe of Judah of criticism, Phillip Hale, is rejoicing his best friends, and hs has many cf these: vi . u.miin v iWvoted himself of late to the study of Strauss, the composer of sorgs He has done inn ,wunoui mnwio I.,. ikxmhl nf oecuniary success, without the desire of starting a fad and becoming a lion among ladies, snmui jjcnwuimi i'i tense For Mr. Haml:n is i.ot a musical ooseur: hs is s singer of uncommon Intelll- - . - . -11" kl 1 nrm irnce: ne is inn sun -! lTh brains. The songs of Strauss sppeai to him aa tbey must to every Droao-minaea or sensitive musicisn. He Ends Such oeauty in inrw nun n" he has mad them t" Ms own thst he wishes others ta share In his pieaaure. He does not write polemical articles; he does not find fault with "ther composers of sons" be snnounoes his recitals modestly, ss though he sld: "Here ere song which give me gTeat pleasure. Some are nobly sensuous: some are full of sacred emotion: some chsnt sonorously the Joys of nstur snd the ecstacy of glowing life; and on or two are witty and Ironical, and If Iron-Irf-al. thy are at the same time pathetic. Listen to them all and see if you do not agree with me." Thus he appear on th stage, -a sincere snd enthusiastic interpreter of Richard Btrsuss. snd since be is a true and skilled interpreter, since he sings with the au thority of knowledge ss well ss of convic tion, his Interpretation ia at once accepted, and his enthusiasm ta contsalous Nor is It the s-ast brilliant feather in ths cap of Strauss that be haa drawn unto him such disciples. Ia this connection I may state that Mr. Hamlia haa beea signed aa ons of tb solo ists st tbe May festival, pro 1. It is to be hop?d tbst it ons of the lx concerts of thst eccasioa he may b heard ia his spe cial work. The May festival choir will ia future meet la tb large assembly room of tb Board of Education oa tb fifth Boor of tbe city hall. Tb rebearaala will be oa Monday night, rs before. -This th board kindly graated at sons la coavealeace. ia order t show their Inter est and encouragement. Member Stubea dorf said, la his naive way: "How caa 11 get a quorum with such good music going oa right close?". So hs Was givea a pledge that all members of th hoard would be xclud4 from rehearsal until their meeUag wa over, or would be admitted by tkket signed by tbe full board In session. And tbst at tbe close of esch rehearsal ther would be a special musical program re served for them. Th festival choir feela rery grateful to the board for Ita prompt action In supply ing it wtth commodious quarters, the church room, which has been used, bring Bow too small for th membership. Members of tbe choir will find It advis able to come earlier than usual, on ac count ef tbe necessary delay In getting to the rehearsal room, tbe elevator being lim ited In rapacity. Tbe social part ot the rehearsals will, ia future, be held from 7: JO to t p. m. Visitors admitted only by ticket. Mr. Richard Wherry, whose fine tenor voice was well known to Omaha people some ten year ago. Is visiting la tbe city. He ha consented to sing tbe offertory' sMo at the First Methodist Episcopal rhnrch this morning. He has selected the "Gate of Heaven" by Schnecker. to which the di rector ot music of that church has arranged a choral "interlude" as It were. THOMAS J. KELLT. HAIL COLUMBIA! Cslasabla Grsykafksae Compaay Oweas Oae of Its Big stores la OssaTsa. Our forefathers enjoyed life la their way and had many form of amusement which we yet ppreciate. but the opportunities which even the middle class ran have at mall expense nowadays would mske our grandfathers and grandmothers think they hsdn't lived st all if tbey could enjoy what we have within our reach. Some wonder ful Inventions have been made within tbe last few years, one of the most Important of which la tbe grspbophone. Tbe popu larity of this machine has been gained be cause of the entertainment and amusement which it sffords. The Improvement made oa these machines of late and the remarka ble advancement In the process ot making, records has gone beyond the hope of th most sanguine. Tbe moulded record and disc graphophones. manufactured under en tirely new Columbia process, are some of tbe latest improvements and thsy are now perfected to tbe extent that the scratchg and muffled sound Is done away with and Instead the stralna are now smooth, clear and resonant, rendering both the vocal and instrumental muale unexcelled. A recent special cable dispatch to tbe New Tork World gave an account of the NewsTear' reception held by the queen of England In the Royal palace, describing bow one of our American Talking Machines was the unrivalled center of attraction. Another Interesting and important use ct the Graphophone Is that st language teach ing. A Graphophone cylinder oa which an exercise la a foreign .language has been recorded by a teacher becomee, so to speak, a living text book that talks to tbe pupil a patient instructor that repeat words and sentences uncomplainingly as often aa de sired. Ia thia way the ear aad tongue quickly acquire familiarity with foreign word a they are spoken, the only re quirement being your pare moment with a set of Germaa. French or Spanish Record. The value of the graphophone as a me chanical amanuensis and substitute for the stenographer cannot be overestimated. The absolute accuracy, the constant readiness and tbe economy ef the mechanical as com pared wtth tb human amanuensis, have brought It Into favor and as in the largeet business establishments. In fart, some' ot the large Chicago mercantile house have In dally operation as high a seventy-five graphophones la a tingle office for handling their correspondence, which by the aid of these wonderful machine reduces the ex pense fully f0 per cent Bridgeport. Con., is a town rich In fac tories, and among all It vast manufactur ing enterprises there I probably none more Interesting than that of the American Graphophone company. This factory has a rapacity at present of 600 machines and 40.000 records per day. This estimate, how ever. I based on a working day of ten hours, and the factory has to be kept in operation overtime in order to supply the demsnd. All goods manufactured by the American Graphophone company arj controlled and sold by the Columbls Phonorranh eomnanv. 1 - - Wch has over twenty selling depots iu . Cnlted Statea and haa Juat opened a b ranch la Omaha. They succeed the Witt mana company ' and have remodeled and equipped their store at Seventeenth and Farnam streets until It Is one of the most attractive place in the city. This is tb first exclusive talking machine store Omaha ha ever had, and aa the company ha not pared expense to make it equal to any In the country Omahans ara to be congratu lated upon Its advent. Mr. J. H. Wittmann wDl continue as manager, ably assisted by Mr. G. Ia Smith, both of whom bar many friends who wish them success. Mr. Wittmann stated to The Be repre sentative that It was his determination to give Omaha every possible metropolitan ad vantage, besides maintaining an office her where the consumer csa positively find everything and anything la talking ma chines or supplies at all tlmea aad with the i unexcelled facilities their Omfca office will rainy nrai tns t nicago or New Tork offices. They further Intend ia the very near fu ture to glv th people of Omaha an op portunity of meeting the world' most fa mous record msking artist. Mr. Cal Stew art. Mr. Stewart' Uncle Josh records ar too well known to need further comment, but they Intend to have this star attraction brought to Omaha for one matinee and evening's entertainment where tb public will be Invited free to meet this prince of entertaiajra and learn exactly how he makes his famous records. Further par ticulars win follow. TRAIN PUPILS FOR TRADE Schools Skoals Lisalt Stadles ta tse fsl Arts-Kadi Sctearea. Say Speak ers at Cdacalwrs f avewtlew. ANN ARBOR. Mica.. Feb. The first session today of tbe convention of edu cators and bjslcess men. who are hers dis cussing higher commercial education, was givea over to papers by prominent edu cators. Prof. W. A. Scott of ths University or Wiacoosia declared that detailed com mercial courses must be introduced lnt colleges. Chessman A. Hen-irk. principal of the Central High school ot Philadelphia, said ther waa no inducement nowaday tor young men to go through high schools in view of the lack of studies in tb curricu lum. Prof. E. D. Joofl of th I'niversity of Michigan declared that business men were ceeded as special lecturer: In commercial courses, aad aaid: "We must bring the students to the busi ness men by means of summer schools lo cated la Industrial centers, where actual eon-art may be had with industrial coodi tlona." Prof. R. H. Tbuns'oa of Cornell spots to night aa "To What Eitent and la Whv. Way Should Student of Commerc Study Selene?" lie said: The constant endeavor of school boards to crowd the whoie pan to logy ot a liberal education Into a common school system cas trer siiccd. In general, where toe pupil ta to go directly Into business, the technical science of th curriculum should be mithe matiua. the acsenccs uf v"?-, e-t-tl paruo kiarl chemistry. AMI EMr.T. BOYD'S This Afternoon, Tonight, Monday Night. America's Great ret Horn Flay. Jame A. Item' SHORE ACRES Presented tinder th direction of Mrs. Jame A. Hern NEW SCENERY MECHANICAL NOVELTIES Prices-rUtlrvce. 25c, 50c; Night. 25c, 50c, 75c, SI. Tuesday and Wednesday Nights ""'r The Tourg Romantic Actor S. MILLER KENT Fresertlng Nat Goodwin' Great Succesa The Cowboy and the Lady With the Original Knickerbocker Theatre Production. Prices-Matinee, 25c. 50c; Night, 25c, 50c, 75c, $ 1. R. For 4 Performioces, 5tartiag Thursday, Feb. 1. WILLIAM GILLETTE SHERLOCK HOLMES Seats on sale Monday, February 16. m Tbe Season's Most Notable Social Event. THE ELKS' Entertainment and it) 0 iji At Ak-Sar-Ben Den 0 Under the auspices of B. F. O. &. No. S) of Omaha. Admission to danc ing floor. Sl.fsX Only those holding invitations permitted on the floor. Tickets to spectators gallery, $1 00. reserved seats. Costly prises will be given for the most graceful and the best costumed dancers. The Elka lodge a preparing a program of entertaining novelties to be given on thia night that will eclipse anything they have grven before, or anyone else has. SEASONABLE FASHIONS MA 4283 Loss Co:, 32 to 40 bust. Woman's Long Coat with Capes, AZ3 Perforated for Three-Quarter lngth Long coat are much In vogue and are both protective nd comfortable. This atyliah example Include tbe becoming and fashion able1 cape and becomes suited to traveling. general uae. driving or bad weather wear, aa It Is made of. one material or another. The original from which the drawing wa made la of dark gray cravenette wtth collar of velvet and handsome smoked pearl but tons, but cloths of various aort. taEeta arid checked loulslne silks are equally ap propriate. The edges are finished with double rows of machine stitching in tlack silk. The coat is made with loose fitting, double-brrarted fronts and backs which cutllne the figure stylishly and are joined by means of under-arm gorea. The under arm seama are left open for a few laches J above the lower edge to allow greater freedom and at each front Is Inserted a pocket underneath a lap. The aleeves are two-seamed and are finished with roll over cuffs. Over tbe ahoulders are ar ranged triple rapes that are rut without fullness. The neck is finished with a regu lation collar and lapels that turn back ever the edges of the capes. The quantity of material required for tbe medium alt la 1'S yards 44 Inches wide or a yard IZ Inches wide. The pattern 424 la cut In a lie for a 34, t. "TfS and 40-Inch bust measure. For tbe accommodation of Tbe Be readers these patterns, which usually retail at from ZZ to J rente, will be furnished at I a nominal price. 14 reals. whlrh covers all eipense. in order to get a pattern enclose 10 cents, give number snd name of pattern wanted and bust measure. SHIPS ARE SOON TO DEPART Crews Making Active Preparations for Yesna ( Baitlewblns tn tb t'Mat nf liana sra a. FAX FSASCISCO. Feb. 7 AeUv preparations are being made for th early departare of the Cagship New York and the fruiter Boston, MarMehead and Ranger for tbe coast of Honduras. Store for all th ship will b placed aboard today. Admiral Class has received orders fixing a time ta sail, and It Is possible that tbey will b detained her antll th arrival at writ tea orders There I a probaolllty, however, that ordera will be received her by wire, la which cant th four vessels may get away tomorrow or Monday sucraiag. ATa-rtCWBTTT. Woodward & Burgess Managers. in SnV ANNUAL Masquerade Ball Monday, February 23 in ONBIOMTOK Week Commencing Sunday Mat Feb, 8 TODAY 2:15 TONIGHT 8:15 The Orpheum Show Direction Martin Beck Vaudeville JLil Star Aggregation Mclntyre and Heath Presenting First Half of Wetk "On Guard" Tbe Latter Half "The tlcorgla Minstrels." Nat Wills The Happy Tramp. Nick Long and idalina Cotton In "The Critic and the Lady." Mignonette Kokin Dansense. Rawson and June Th Australian Boomerang Thrower. ' Meiani Trio The Milanese Minstrels Julius M. Tannan The Famous Impersonator. Kinodrome New Moving Scene. Regular Prices. 10c, 25c, 50c KOUHTZE IJEUORUL CHURCH Tuesday evening, February Ktb. 1501. CSSIP GABRILLOWITSCH the most eminent pianist touring this country today. Reserved seats sale opens Thursday, February Uth, at Mandelberg'a Jewelry store. Prices Uk. Tie and $1.00. TRI-CITY PRESS CLUB ENTERTAINMENT BOYD'S THEATER, FEB. 9TH rUtlnec SHORE ACRES and ORPHEL71 VALDEVILUJ Reserved Seats $1.00. Mr. Kelly .... TEACHER OF Singing, Tone Production Interpretation navijjrc Block. 18th and Farnam Piano Tuner 2nd Repairer ED EYANS, T.!. P-2566. . WESTERN BOWLING ALLEYS. Everything new and up-ta-dat. Special attention ta prtvat parties. BENGELJE GIBBS. Propa Tel. UUl lilt Howard, OatAHA. A7Z a f Telepaoae 1 .V! 1.