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TIIE OMAIIA IAILY BEEj SUNDAY, MAY 24, 1903.
ABOUT PLAYS PLAYERS AND PLAYHOUSES
While the trouble In the labor World hare
disturbed buslnes In vry other line, the
people who undertake to amuse the public
Jog right along In the fore front of the
prosperity parade. Strike and lockout do
not affect the theater, apparently, for not
only la the auminer stock company In
Omaha doing a bualness that I marvel
oualy great, but all the summer stock com
panics send out similar reports, and the
few "regular" organizations still on the
road are experiencing no diminution of re
ceipts became of the advance of "the good
old summer time." The circuses and ottoe
tent shows have had some trouble with the
weather, but whenever the day hns been
bright enough to give a show the tents
have been packed. Managers have taken
due note of the fact, and arrangements for
next season are now being made on the
basis that last season' patronage- will be
repeated. And no surface Indication exists
to warrant any other conclusion. It is only
another of the many outward signs of the
generally comfortable condition In which
the American people find themselves.
As yet the theatrical trade Is a field prac
tically untouched by the labor organiser;
It la virgin and Inviting. An abortive at-
' tempt was made to secure control of the
labor employed In the vaudeville branch of
, the business, but the Whit Rats couldn't
make It stick. They went to pieces on the
rock that has sunk so many other promls-
'. Ing young unions, a strike before their
organisation had taken on anything like
real cohealveness. As a matter of fact, a
strike is merely a test which shows the
builders where the faults are ' and where
the weak spots, and enables them to cor
rect these deficiencies. Now, if the gospel
of unionism was only properly preached
behind the scenes, what a lovely organisa
tion might be formed. Of course. It would
be difficult to arrange a proper scale of
prices for the members, but out of the
long experience and accumulated wisdom
of the guild tt seem a satisfactory bill
might be devised. This would be of much
Interest to. the general public, too, for it
would, give a Una on .the real value, of the
service of the several members of the cast.
And .what perfectly beautiful complications
it would give rise to. One doesn't need to
enlarge on the thought; the vista for the
imagination J too enticing. Just figure it
out for yourself. v . j
Approaching the matter seriously, no pro
fession la better paid right now than the
theatrical. It is not necessary to single
out the high-prlcod stars to illustrate and
emphasise this assertion. In passing,
though, It is Interesting to note that the
basis of the disagreement between Viola
AUen and Liebler A Co. Is the belief of her
relatives that the 11,500 per week she re-
celve for her services Is not enough. Miss
. Allen plays thirty-five weeks a year and
receives a salary $2,600 greater than that
allowed the president of the United States
.for fifty-two week. But another of Miss
Allen' underpaid slater has a still more
bitter grievance. She says:
. Tha average girl who works In the Shop
ha a much better time all the year rouud
than I do. You must remember that I
have absolutely no recreation from the time
the season opens until the season ends. It
Is a routine of sleep, get ready for the
, theater, and then act, and the same old
tory day after day, except Sunday. De
corum makes it necessary for me to stay
In the house on that day. And so, if you
look at It from my viewpoint, you must
agree that I am really the one to be pitied.
I haven't been at the opera for four years,
and I do love it so much. The average
woman who worka may go to parties and
theater and meet new people on the
ground. She may go tq the theater to toe
amused, and needn't go if she doesn't want
to. Then the monotony of her work may be
broken. by tha many holidays. I have no
holidays, for on them I work harder than
ver. Altogether, I think the other girl
r has much the best of It.
ir Commenting on this sad state of affairs,
Adolph Glauber write in the New York
3 Now, Isn't that really pathetic? Isn't
It enough to bring tears to the eyes of
the happy, Jight-hearted. care-free maiden
' Who has nothing In the world to do but
get up at :JM) every morning, snatch a
hurried breakfast, cling to a strap in a
crowded car to get to the atore in time,
stand behind the counter from T:S0 until 6,
listen to the gabble of bargain-hunting
females and the tirades of inconsiderate
shoppers; who probably derives from her
eight or ten hours of toll every day during
the week the princely sum of So or fS, which
may be expended as she likes on three or
four little sinters and brothers dependent
upon her earnings for bread and lodging.
And aha can go to the opera when her
day's work la done providing she still has
enough left to pay for standing room.
"It Is a routine of sleep, get ready for
the theater, and then act.'1
I one to assume that the actress en
gaged for two hour every evening, of
which fully half the time Is spent in her
dressing room for few plays cVmand h
presence of the star always on the sceuor
requlres fourteen hours of sl3n? The rlay
Is over at 11 o'clock. Granting that the
actress want a little suppar bctore retiring
and a few minutes' social converse, per
hsps, there Is still no reason wliv she
should not be in bed by 1 a. in. or there
abouts. Eight hours 'if rli-ep Is enough
for any man or woman. But let her take
ten. She may still breakfast comfortably
at 11 and have the entire afternoon av
on matinee days for recreution.
The economy that obtains in the case of
I 4 i WI
. Tr art twt kitdt f food
bki kir t cbosm setwcea
Iks kilt tail tutc rood, ta4
tk kl4 fast sosrisacs.
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CVCRY COUPON IS VALUABLE
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the shop girl Is seldom necessary In her
case. She does not have .to hang to the
car strap unless she elects to do so. Phe
may order s cab, hava a spin In the park,
spend sn hour In a picture gallery and still
have time to come home for a little siesta
before her presence at the theater is neces
sary. Fame may linger, but success seem
coming to at least one more Nebraska girl.
Alice Dovey of Plattamouth is the latest
candidate for a stellar position In musical
comedy. The Philadelphia Inquirer of last
8unday has this to say about her:
In this day of the fin de slerle press
agent we hear all kinds of thrilling tales
of the rapid rise of the erstwhile chorus
?lrl or the up-to-date prima donna. In
act, we have had all stages of the malady,
from rollicking Fine Fay. whose fame and
fortune were made in a single night by the
gigantic step from the rear lines of the
oblivious chorus to the chief benefactress
by the Iridescent calcium. We have hid
the society belle from almost every borough
and hamlet that craves the stage for us
fascinations then the Lillian Russell con
tingent, who have, by steady, arduous
strides, developed from a f 15 a week merry
merry to a loUO r tl.000 per metropolitan
favorite. Then there's the star with a
backer the queen of the fickle public and
a dozen other classes, all of which might
attract public attention or fit one or more
of our reigning favorites, either because of
their striking beauty or because of change
to light opera from the legitimate, but
there la still another class upon which to
dwell and which Is, In reality, one that
has scarcely been developed even by those
energetic promoters of publicity who de
pend upon the manager for their measly
weekly stipend possibly because It savors
of truth, and each syllable of which lings
of the veracity of the gospel. It is of a
lass or lassie with stage Inclinations, whose
studies In school and life are for the stage,
who devotes her time and ambitions and
spare change toward Its cultivation and re
quirements, and who, after a series of ten
years of energetic study, by the merest
chance reaches her goal an opportunity to
There Is a tide In the affairs of men.
which, taken at the flood, leads on to
fortune rejected, and all the Journeys of
life are mixed up In shallows and despair.
Little Alice Dovey waa born In 1884 on
the banks of the Missouri, below Omaha.
At the age of 1 she was a remarkably
clever dancer and yearned for footllght
glories. However, being but a child she
was urged against such evil Influences.
Four or five years later, when remarkable
vocal accomplishments were evident, in
company with her grandparents and a
noted cultivator of the voice, the little
Indy visited London, where, for four years,
she was under the direct tutorage of Mme.
Cellenl, the royal teacher of the Court of
St. James, and under whose guidance the
plucky little American sang before that
regent lady, Victoria, the present king, Ed
ward VII, and the duchess of Teck, than
whom Miss Dovey has no warmer personal
Having so spent her time a well as
placed the polishing touches upon her edu
cation, Miss Dovey returned to New York,
convinced of her progress, but without
that managerial influence or "inside pull"
as It is more commonly called to take the
center of the stage. With a grim deter
mination, under the name of Milton, she
took a position in the chorus of the Mar
guerlta Sylva. Opera company, where
through her gnnlal, modest ways she be
came a great favorite.
Dame Fortune, however, had not de
serted the little pilgrim in the field of
fame, and providentially for her especial
benefit a wrangle among the principals
brought Fred Q. Nlxon-Nlrdllnger, manager
of the Nixon & Zimmerman enterprises,
into the wild and wooly west, and required
his presence with the company for upward
of a month, when harmony was finally re
stored. It was Just about that season of the year
when showers that bring forth tha
cheering blossoms of spring are most in
evidence and it waa on one of these dis
mal, dreary afternoons In a far-ofT, little
town noted for its mean, dirty hostelry
one could scarcely libel the word "hotel'1
by giving It that title end a still damper
dirtier theater. The old timers had braved
the ftith and cold and gone to- their bunks,
while the novice used the proprietor's sta
tionery and patience by writing home or
elsewhere; but two little girls in blue from
Nebraska had wended their Way to the
theater and, despite the cheerlessness on
the outside, made merry by practicing and
studying their music. Says. Alice to .Ethel,
her accompanist, "If you will give me the
key, I'll give you an Imitation of 8v)va
when She's food." The manager heard tt,
and the aweet refrains relieved the mind
of the company's pilot as to who should
replace his leading lady In case of acci
dent. The song and a few others over, the
sisters went merrily on their way, while
the manager began thinking.
Some little, while afterward the little
ladlea were engaged for parta in "Mis Bob
White," although to this day the little
misses from across the Missouri are not
aware that their one man audience got
them a hearing, but rather think it a
prank of fate. When questioned upon the
subject Alice will say, "You see, the gold
enrod is the flower of Nebraska and that
i anouiu receive u as my first part prog
nosticates naught but success. 1 have my
chance now that' all I have ever asked.
A you folks say In the east. It's surely
up to me. They say imitation is the sln
eerest form of flattery I wonder If I'm In
ray xempieions class. "
Tills week the Ferris Stock company will
not giv the usual two plays, as the last
two nights of the week will be given over
to N. C, Goodwin, Jr., In hi new comedy.
"The. Altar of Friendship." The play the
Ferris company will give, opening tonight
ana continuing to and including Thursday
night, will be "Unwood," a military
drama. It was the original Intention of
Mr. Ferris to present "Resurrection," but
owing to the Illness of Miss Hayward, whn
Intended coming to Omaha especially to
play the leading role, It was postponed
until the latter part of the month. Mr.
Ferrl will also be seen In "Resurrec
tion." "Linwood" is a good substitute
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-LOOK INTO "HE MATTER I
and will doubtless please the Ferrl
audiences. It la said to be full of quick
action and stirring climaxes. . Its scenes
are laid In the south during the rlvli war
and its story deals with the love affair of
two officers, a confederate and a union
man, both of whom are In love with the
same girl. She coquetlshly shows neither
any favors, but she Is at the same time In
love with the boy In blue. Event shortly
after the opening of the story force her to
declare her love for the union man, and
light thers the trouble starts, pushed along
by the rejected lover. The union man
and his sweetheart have their hands full
until the Inst act, when the villain Is foiled.
Special scenery and elaborate effects have
been provided for the production.
Mr. N. C. Goodwin will present here on
Friday and Saturday next his success, "The
Altar of Friendship," with all the original
scenlo accessories. The play 1 based upon
the sacrifices made for friendship's sake.
Richard Arbuthnot, the character imper
sonated by Mr. Goodwin, is a bachelor
older in years than In thought or heart
He Is In love with a pretty American girl.
for whom he has promised to provide a
husband, little dreaming that he himself
will be the one. About this time a younger
Ister weds and the discovery Is made
that the man to whom she had given her
self had previously had a llason with a
tvDewriter In the employ of Arbuth
not. Thl is discovered on the wedding
day, and the latter, to save the sister from
the attending humiliation,4 assumes the
guilt Naturally, the American refuses
to have any intercourse with him.
In the end tt Is all straightened out and
Arbuthnot becomes the happiest of men.
The love duels, between him, a Richard
Arbuthnot, and the young American, ar
aid to be the most charming ver enacted
on the stage. A special matinee is prom
ised for Saturday afternoon. Among the
prominent artists In tha company are:
Fred Tlden. Nell O'Brien, J. R. Crawford,
J. Carrington Yates, Julia Dean, Alice In
gram, Suianee Perry. Zeffi Tillbury Is
Mr. Goodwin' leading woman.
TV. T.uolla VorenauKh-Flsh Wild West
show here on Tuesday at the show grounds.
Twentieth and Paul streets, at z o cioca in
the afternoon and 8 o'clock at night, The
show ha many novelties, feat of horse
manship and expert marksmanship by
Indians, cowboys, Cossacks, Arabs, MexU
una. United State cavalrymen and artil
lerymen, "Roosevelt Rough Rider" and
English dragoons. Occupying an Important
place 1 the demon rider, who I billed a
the most remarkable mysterious horseman
that has ever exhibited In conjunction with
. Ti wim west show. Another important
element la th vividly pictured reproduction
of the Custer massacre, witn it mo.ia.ns,
soldiers and central figure of the comman
der. General George A. Custer. A new ad
dition to the Wild West show is the men
agerie, which includes, lions, tigers, elk,
deer, hyenas, puma, monkeys, camel and
other fine aoological specimens. Among
v,- .r. tha ideal lion. Dewey, the model
for the World Fair sculptors, and who ha
been sketched many time oy arxisis, d
.... ik, or.iv hncklnor elerjhant In the coun
try; Big Bob, the lmmenaa thirty-foot
snake, th cage of piayiui oaDy iionst nu
the recently born baby monkey. Little
Pete, and his almost human mother, who
will interest the children. Tuesday morn
ing a free parade will be given over the
a.,...v mv . the We tern Amuse
ment company, of which W. W. Cole is
general manager, will open .rugs para iur
.. w.varvttilnar. is. In gayest at-
k 1 1 0 -- " " . -
tire, being newly repainted, lower more
beautiful than evr, many new pwumw
especially arranged, for the children, to
whom much of the success of Krug Park is
due. Th musio thl season will be up-to-date,
aa Huster'g band of thirty-five people
win rnHr concerts, classical, rag-time and
popular, every afternoon and evening. A
new feature this season I th roller io
boggan the lgsag alley a house of too
much trouble and the laughing mirror.
The original Alpine yodler. tha Gelssler
Hlrschorn troup, have been engaged and
dar and evening.
John Hall, the "enaational balloonist,"
will make the ascensions thl season, Th
iifa.tnntinn nicturea and photograph ma
chines ar other innovation. An especial
effort ha been made to provide amusement
tr th iiitia ones. There Is a merry-go-
round and a number of double and single
wings, teeter-boards ana otner aevices
which delight the children and where they
can play and romp on the green grass to
their hearts' content In addition a cage
of red Arabian. Rheus. ring-tall, golden
and dog-face monkey has been provided.
To accommodate guests a special flve
mlnut car service ha been arranged for
and more train will be put on If needed.
For picnic apeclal booking can always
be made in advance upon application to
Mr. Cole, who 1 the general manager and
who can alway be found at the park. A
the season advances more new ana aeiigni
ful feature will be added and yery after
noon, as wll a th evening program,
will be well and carefully arranged. Not
withstanding that four-fold mor attrac
tion and feature have been added, the
admission will remain th sam.
Gossip from itagelaa.
Trixle Friransa anticipates Joining th
Weber and Fields forces in the fall.
Omaha's outdoor vaudeville and muslo
parks will open next Saturday for the
B. H. Sothern "tood 'em up" all lat
week at the Broadway in Denver, playing
"If I Were King."
Frank Daniels' new opera will be written
by Harry B. Smith and Clinton Crawford,
and la to be called "The Jockey."
Kirk LaShelle 1 considering a proposi
tion to send an American company over to
South -Africa next season to present "Ari
aona" there for the season.
Carl Relter left on Friday for Ban Fran
claco. He will spend the summer on the
coast, managing a theater at Oakland for
the Orpheum Circuit company.
"Sunny Jim" was given a trial at Easton,
Pa.,- and the New York men who saw it
say It will have to be worked over before
it will come anywhere near doing.
Among the things Omaha missed of late
were Marv Shaw in Ibsen's "Ghosts" and
James K. Ilackelt In "The Crisis." Both
of these wer given at in uuver in Lin
All through th west even to San Fran
cisco, there Is much anticipatory talk of
the proposed visit of Amelia Bingham and
ber company. Miss Bingham will play
only "The Climber" in Omaha.
W. J. Burgess of the Woodward ft Bur
gess company will leave this week for his
summer visit to the east He has much
business to do in New York, closing con
trasts for next winter' attractions at th
Luna Park, th Coney Island enterprise
of Thompson Dundy, was opened to the
publio last Saturday. It has been very
favorably mentioned by the New York
papers, and Ha propped for the summer
Cherldah Simpson, the statuesque prima
donna of "King Dodo," has begun an
action for divorce in New York sticking a
final separation from her husband, Joe
Var der Berg, who is also quite well known
in the piyfesalon.
On the last night of "The Darling of
the Gods" at the Belasco theater on Mav
30 there will be a celebration of the end
or a very pleasant season. Mr. belasio
wll preside and say something and Mr.
Boeder will entertain.
Francis Wilson is still dreaming of going
Into the legitimate, but for next season his
plays are thoroughly mapped out. He will
revive "Ermlnle" and "The Little Cor
poral" next suson and than may blossom
forth in a straight comedy.
Frank Daniels, while riding a spirited
horse at Kys, N. Y., was thrown and In
falling severely sprained his knee. Durkng
his recovery, which will probably take a
week or more, his role In ' Miss BunpUclty"
is being playod by Frank Conway.
John Kendrick Bangs, with Roderick
Penlield, Is at work on a comlo opera, which
Mabelie Oilman fe to bring out. It Is to
be cUed "Lady Tsle,'T aod will be
tnwvtAmA mm QK vl.t , a i. 1 On.nl.l
A. Baldwin Sloane will furnish the soor
ur mv uvw wors.
Mr. Lar.gtry' departure for Europe will
-in 1 . - . A . . -!
an cT-j.iT-iiiir iu nine pari in iii. ltttzi -Insj's
Divorce,"' the comedy she tried so
succesefully In Providence about two weeks
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ciio win uiKcaru ail umer piua uui
Ing the coming season.
vnriaill iiiiain J- . nvnun( lll l Will I lJ
millionaire of Louisville, who proposes that
aim miicini kl Mill 1 rUIU lailiuilll IV IVTH-
tucky shall b a pleasure party with
"lashln'a of satin' an' drinkln'," was the
owner of the Auditorium at Ixuisvllle.
He built In order that "our dear defunct
city," as hs expressed It, should have the
biggest theater on the Ohio river.
Mrs. Fluke closed her season last week
In "Mary of Magdala," and will take a
rest for the early half of the summer. The
latter period of her vacation will be de-
vuiiru iv HisunK in renearnaia 01 Kveiai
playa that are to be brought out at the
...u. .. viii, mi n n i .I. n . Ul H ncAfc l,i-
son. and also to continuing her studios of
Lady Macbeth, in which great character
she Is to be seen season alter next.
Henrietta Crosman drew large audience
to Elltch's Garden tneater, Denver, laat
week, where she Is appearing in her
repertory. Four years ago she wss leading
lady of the stock company there, a posi
tion now held by Jane Kennark. At that
time one paid 60 cents for the best seat
In the house. Now one pay $2 for the
pleasure of seeing Mitts Crosman do th
playa she was doing then. But Mis Cros
man "has arrived."
From behind closed doors last week
leaked out the fact that Blanche Walsh
had been married seven years. Her hus
band Is an actor of the name of Hickman.
It appears that they were able to keep
the fact of their marriage a profound se
cret but the news of their divorce got out
Immediately, Both have been congratu
lated by a large circle of professional
friends. As there was no scandal, tt Is
not likely the affair will ba extensively
Viola Allen will next season leave the
management of Liebler & Co. to appear
as Viola, in her own production of "Twelfth
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elaborate production of the piece, and will
miimui tuv uiiecuun vi ner oroiner,
Charles W. Allen, while Frank J. Wllstach
will be her manager. John Blair, who is
now supporting Bertha Galland in Shake
spearean plays at the Columbia theater,
Washington, will play Malvollo in Miss
Allen's production, which, it Is rumored,
Ben Greet will stage.
The death of "Biff" Hall at Colorado
Springs removed a man who has long held
an unique position in relation to th stage.
He was for a long time an active news
paper writer In Chicago, and years ago
wrote a very entertaining series of fanciful
sketches for the Herald of thst city under
the caption of "The Turnover Club.'1 Later
he went Into politics and wss one of the
several police Judges of the Windy City at
the time of his death. He corresponded
for years for one of the weekly dramatlo
papers, first for the New and then for the
Bronaon Howard Is to contest with Stuart
Robson s heirs for the rights of "The Hen
rietta, his famous comedy, that was con
trolled during his lifetime by the late
comedian. Mr vr-,i . i . . J I
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Senator unit ; . .
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vlrf ,,p5rty. l 8TJ.e"t went t" see "The
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beyond a bland smile, the bridegroom aen-
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author s fling. The management, however,
were much imaAi Ku i j
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V. 8CUBJ,'?n vwaa hela ,n the lobby
. "uinauuiij or rendering th
senator an abjact apology, hut this scheme
fd to be abandoned, as no on could be
WORK OF MAY FESTIVAL CHOIR
Board of Governors of Ak-Sar-Bea
Acknowledges Service of Mr.
Kelly mn Others.
Th following note of acknowledgment I
sent by th board of governor of Ak-Sar-Ben:
The governors of Ak-Sar-Bon would not
eonalder the May Muslo Festival fittingly
closed without giving public expression to
their appreciation of the untiring efforts
of Mr. Thomas J. Kelly to make it a com-
lete success. He, with Mrs. Andrews and
Ir. Marschner, is entitled to the gratitude
of this community for the development of
a festival choir which not only elicited en
ihuslastio praise from the soloists snd
orchestras that accompanied It but also
gave so much pleasure to the audiences
which heard It. Their work is the more
commendable In that It waa entirely with
out pecuniary reward, which fact alone
enables the committee to report that al
though no money was added to the Ak-Sar-Een
fund, the receipts were sufficient to
meet the debts Incurred. The board most
cordially thanks Mr. Kellv and the choir
for their enthusiastic work, and also the
ushers and other who volunteered their
services for the festival.
BOARD OF GOVERNORS.
KNIGHTU OF AK-SAR-BEN.
LABOR A5D ISDISTRY.
Safety pin ar peculiarly American. We
use 144,000,000 of them each year.
Many makers are now building gas en
sines of Z.SuO horse-Dower, and ara readv to
double thi capacity.
A movement ha been Inaugurated In Ger
many for the restriction of night work in
some lauonous industries.
Sandusky. O., brewery men who get ten
pints of beer each a day gratia threatened
to strike if the allowance 1 not doubled.
In Chicaso the wives and sisters of mem
bers of the Amalgamated Society of Car
penters and Joiners have formed a woman's
auxiliary, which is ths first organisation of
Its kind in the country, at least in th car
Cairo 1 D. Wright United State labor
commissioner, says that hla Investigations
lead him to believe that no loss of respect
toward woman results rrom tns coempioy
ment of the sexes, "and as to moral condi
tions among women wage-earners." he de
clares further, "they are as high as among
any other clsss of women and certainly
better than among some."
The electrical traction station Yankee
ar building to furnish power for their un
derground railways In London, will be the
Unrest in the world. It will have ten steam
turbines of 7.500 horse-power. The train
used will be similar to those on the Boston
Lievated railway, made up of three
"motor and four "trailer" cars.
The Miners' union, of which John Mitchell
is President, claims at Dresent good stand
ing membership of 264.439. The editor of the
omctai journal in the current issue writes:
"The United Mine Workers of America Is
by fully luo.000 members the strongest trade
organisation In the world. Its growth In
the last five years has been steady and con
tinuous and is without parallel."
'The women who are member of our
union ar better union men than th men
themselves," said D. W. Richmond, presi
dent of the International Association of
Railway Clerks, at a meeting In Chicago.
"Recently a grievance committee in the
office of one of the local roads waa re
quested to present a petition to tha man
agement. The two men who were members
backed down, and If it had not ben fur the
determination of one woman the petition
would never have been prest-nted, and the
employes of that road would not have re-
reived the shorter hour undxr which they
ar now working." .
Geuld Is Not Isterestsd.
NEW YORK, May 2J.-Oeorge J. Gould,
In an interview ber. denied that he was
secretly interested in a project to reach ths
Facilic coast by an Independent line from
Bait Lake. Mr. Gould also said that he had
not a dollar Invested In any railroad pro
tect west of Ogilti, and that he waa not
identified with David Moftits Denver A
Northern Pacific, which Is being built ,
through th mountain of north western
Colorado to Salt Lake. ,
AMI'S EM EST. -'
WESTERN AMUSEMENT COMPANY
W. W. COLE. Cianaral Mtntftr,
INVITES PUBLIC ATTENTION TO THE
SATURDAY, R51AY 30.
The Triumph of the Past Is a Cuarantee for Its Future Strict Malntal nance
Inaugurating an Avalanche of New Features,
. With Embellshment of All Former Ones
the moat popular
A Superb Reproduction of the
Original Paintings from the
Famo us Austrian Artist
Illuminated panorama, and the most capti
vating enlightenment of all biblical history
The King of all
Hew Roller Toboggan, Tho Zlg Zag Alley Laughing Mirrors,
A House of Too Uuch Trouble, l.terry-Go-Round. Shooting Gallery,
Baby Rack, Burrows, Swings,
The Life Motion Piclures, Photograph Machines and Refreshments.
A Recent Importation from Europe of
Red Arabian, Rheus, Ringtail, Golden and Bogface Monkeys
AND 100 OTHER SPECIAL PASTIflES.
MUSIC AND MUSICIANS
Th Mar festival ha com and gone, and
as tha Indication are now pointing to a
financial aide which 1 not discouraging,
Omaha must b congratulated upon th
splendid support which It accorded to a
purely musical event.
It seems that th deficit will t a very
trifling one and had there even been a
deficit of $1,000, the proposition would have
been cheap, for It value to Omaha.
And look at what the musical festival
had to contend with! tt opened in the
fiercest day of the present strike,' when
tnen were not 'thinking so 'much of the
"concourse of sweet ounis"'aS the' possible
settlement of trouble; then, the coplou, but
InoDDortune rain which deluged the city on
the Sunday afternoon,' when one looked for
the big crowd of the season; and the fes'tN
val closed with' the opposition of a big
how, the Weber & Field organisation.
holding forth in downtown theater.
Than put on top of thl the distance to the
Coliseum, and the Inadequate service of
w-k a . - 1 1 .. ' I A I. f I.. 1 1
me uoago sirest cr line, wim it omau
and bumpies," and what more adverse cir
cumstances could on have?
But that was not nearly all. On the day
of the opening concert there was not one
line of display advertising In a local paper,
and I have failed 'to see yet the window-
card-advertising of Genevieve Clark Wil
son, Sue Harrington Furbeck, George Ham
lln, Arthur Beresford or the Chicago
Symphony orchestra, except In one window
near Fifteenth and Farnam. Several of
the artist commented upon this, and
everywhere one hear of the lack of ad
vertising of the first part of th festival,
which waa th Omaha end ot it.
I do not say this In the way of criticism,
but rather to offer a reason or two why a
deficit should not be laid to the lack of mu
As to next year, ther are no definite
plana, except that In all probability the
sam society, with soma additions and
alteration due to a severer reading test In
certain sections, will b In existence under
It present conductor, although there are
many scheme being talked about. Mr
Borglum in writing upon the matter sug
LDia man j kwu ' ' i b m.u ami. itucoidi,
in an article upon the subject, throw much
enthusiasm Into It. The Idea, however, of
making the chorus hum ber 250 Is a mistake,
Just at present. Thl year' choru num
be red just 144, by actual count, and It was
generally conceded that their volume' wa
suggestive of many more.
But that is only a detail. The gratifying
thing Is that critics, professionals, teachers,
musician generally, regardless of previous
personal differences, hava rallied to the
support of a May festival, and are now
loud In their calls for the making of the
scheme an annual affair.
Personally, I should Ilk to see in Omaha
a concert such as the "Swan and Skylark"
concert, one every three month, and let
th May festival be a repetition of such
concert, with perhaps an additional fea
ture or two. But let ua get the Auditorium
built, and then we can talk May festival.
It Is In good hands, and when the strike Is
over methlnks there will be doings down at
that Auditorium corner.
Dr. and Mrs. Baetens' publio students'
recital will tsk place at Germania hall,
Harney street, on th evening of May U.
Muslo lovers ar Invited to attend without
th payment of any fee.
Th pupils of Mr, Le G. Krat had
another interesting recital last week at
th home of Mr. George E. Godfrey. Those
who participated were: Miase Strelts,
Ethelyn Forties. Clark, Hlgby, Irene God
frey, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Gratton and
Messrs. Brewster, Harrison, Archer, Mor
rison, Foster and th T. K quartet.
Th organ recital which was snnounoed
for fast Wednesday night, and which wms
postponed on account of th rain, will take
plac at Trinity cathedral on next. Tues
day evening. May W. The program will
b given by Mr. F. Htson Wright, organ
ist and choirmaster of Trinity cathedral,
and Mr. J. E. Btott, -who occupies the same
position In th cathedral of Qulncy, 111.
The' program will be made still more In
teresting by th Introduction of several
vocal numbers, th choir singing "O Lord
Most Holy" (Abt), "Praise Ys the Father"
(Gounod) and Master McCormack will
essay th difficult aria "I Know That My
Redeemer Uvetjt" ,. (Handel). . Mr. S(ott '
will play th Trlere-Orlertolt ' of Paul
OF OMAHA'S POLITE RESORT
THE BOOK OF
special Pays for Sabbath School, Society,
Outings and Picnics can bo arranged for
Street Car. Service to the
Cultured Rendevous for
M. G. G00DWIM
. ' ' In the Greatest Success of this Season
The Altar of Friendship
Madeline Lucatts Ttvlsv'a hutlfiil
players Rpeclally selected by Mr. Goodwin
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PRICES Matinee, any seat, 10c;' night,
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Vinton Street Grounds.
Kansas City vs. Omaha.
Games called at 8:46 p. m. '
Mr. Kelly ....
TEACHER OF, . !
18th and Famam.
Devred and other Interesting number.
Mr. Wright wilt also contribute some gems
of organ composition. . ,
The pupils of Mr. Wright will glv. a
recital at Omaha Commercial college hall,
Seventeenth and Douglas streets, on Thurs
day evening,, May 28.. .
The pupils of Mr. Slgraund Landnberg
will give a publio recital on Wednesday
evening. May 27, .at Unity church, Seven
teenth and Cass streets. The following
pupils will asalBt: Miss Helen Pearce,
Ethel Baliman, Alma Buck, iieulah Davis,
Prelsmann and Laur, Master Boovllle and
Mrs. Slabaugh. Mr. Kobert Cuscaden,
violinist, and a quartet consisting of Mrs.
Walter Dale, Miss UushI I-ehmann, Mr.
Walter Dale and Mr. Leon Felgar will
lend their aid to the occasion.
Mr. Ben Stanley of St. Joseph has been
appointed organist and choirmaster of the
First Methodist Episcopal church of this
city. Mr. Stanley has already entered
upon his duties, but he has not yet per
manently located here on account of press
ing work In St Joe. When the season is
ended ha will locate in Omaha. From
what I have heard of Mr. Stanley lie will
be an acquisition to Omaha and I am glad
to be on of the musicians who will wel
come him. being always anxious to sea
good men (and women) com to this town
to swell the real musical growth.
THOMAS J. KELLT,
BOER COLONY IN . MEXICO
Gensral JTonbert Closes, Deal with
radicate to Faralsa N.ces.
' sary - SaBtfli.s. '
EL PASO. Tex., May 23 General O. D.
Joutert and Captain W. 8. O'Donnell, pro
moters of the Boer colony at Tamaullpas,
Mexico, are her after closing th con
tract with a syndicate, that will furnish
th finances for th colony.
Thl Is th second Boer colony tq. be
planted In Mexico. Th Boer will occupy
83,000 acre. The syndicate In Mexico will
bring people from Africa, let them 'have
Implements, live stock and glva them credit
at their stores.
The settlors pay for land at th rat
of U shillings per. acre .very year, for a
number of years. Th. land, 100 mile north
of Victoria, Mex.. ha a fronts g on a nav
igable river. A railroad will b built
through th tract.
. 11 Poplt wM reader Claitksl.
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Fraternal or Labor
Ladies atid Children
1 FridQy ad Saturday
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i jT l" ""en tatiuii,
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Roosevelt's Hough Hlders and Battery oi
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Among th Many Feature of Thl Mam-'
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Tho Battle of the
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GEN. CUSTER'S LAST FIGHT.
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