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THE OMAHA DAILY BEE: SUNDAY, MAY 31. 1901.
ABOUT PLAYS PLAYERS
Nat Goodwin coming to Omaha remind j
u that all th Mar who hare vialled ti
alne lat fall have com with wretched
weather. It In fortunate for Omaha' rep
utation that all save Mrs. Campbell and
Koclan had been here before and are aware
that our climate does not conilst of cold
and mow and rain. Still, It. In a little
singular that the coming of an acknowl
edged theatrical attraction should be at
tended by apparently the worst the weather
man run do. But the weather lia not
dampened, th attendance nor chilled the
enthusiasm at any of the performance, nor
I It likely to. Omaha people are not of
the aort that allow a little thing like a
torm to keep them away from the theater
when there I a good thing on.
Mr. Goodwin preaent play la a curlou
combination of weaknea and trength. It
topic la hackneyed, and ao commonplace
M to hardly occasion more than a second
thought when the Incident are met In real
life; but It la treuted In a way that I at
time novel and even daring, and at tlmea
1 ao tenuous that It narrowly eacapea
vapidity. It Is to be commended for on f
It departures from the conventional
method of treating the topic; It doea not
moralize, nor scold, nor undertake to offer
a defense for either party. It !mp!y ets
forth the fact, much like a newspaper
Item might do, and leta It go at that. Mis
Ryley accepts the condition a uch, and
doesn't weary the world with any theorlca
One other striking departure la In the anti
climax effect Is the way eftch of the four
act Is ended. The playwright's canon calls
for soma sort of a to-bc-contlnued-ln-our-next
demonstration at the end of each act,
In order to "get the curtain" ae the stage
manager puts it. Many plays are so ar
ranged that the entire company Is on the
tag a the curtain goes down In order
to form the "picture." In "The Altar of
Friendship" two of the arts end with only
one person on the stage and the other
curtains go down on but two. William
Gillette pioneered the way In thla respect,
his "Sherlock Holmes" being aa novel In
this aa In any other of Its numerous de
parture from the conventional, but Mia
Ryley haa well adapted the Idea, and shows
how much of real strength lies In sim
plicity. Another strong point, and one
which narrowly escaped the audience I
tha exit of Mary Perrln, the typewriter
girl, who waa In a measure the causa of
the mischief. She steps from the presence
of the man who had been nearly wrecked
by her perversity without a word, his klnd
. nsa unrequited by even a look, and goea
out Into the world silont. A volume could
tell no more than that. The weakness of
the play lie chiefly In the minor char
acter. They are not strongly drawn, and
Are In no way really essential to the action,
sava In the mechanical effect they con.
tribute by way of enabling what might be
compressed Into two acta at the outalde to
be drawn out Into four. Miss Ryley hasn't
yet completely mastered the knack of
sketching In hor background after ah haa
outlined her principal figure.
It will be a relief to see Nat Goodwin aa
Nick Bottom. He la unquestionably a
comedian of much ability, but he ha
waited that ability on a long line of char
acter that are unworthy serious attention
from one of his capacity. For years he tins
don one thing under many different name.
hi plays being written to fit him just a
hi clothe Were made. On character ha
been the same a another, until on who
la not imbued with perfect faith In Mr
Ooodwln' ability la Justified In tha belief
that he can do but tha one part. Hi
Intention to turn hi attention to omethlng
more serious than the work that ha held
him for so long will be welcomed by hi
mends. A the hero of the Shakespearean
comedy he ought to attain to omethlng
mora nearly hi helghth as an actor, and
pave the way to a realisation of what his
friend have a right to expect of him. There
ar a number of good rolea for Goodwin In
the clasaic. and It Is to be hoped that
h will Incline towards them and leave his
present line of work for other leas gifted
than himself. It la unworthy of him.
"Skip" Dundy and hla partner are having
th time of their lives at Luna park. Coney
Island. Not only ha their venture proved
a ucces so genuine aa to challenge even
the admiration of the New Yorkers, who
ar not easily atartled, but it has drawn
the attention of the men who are charged
With the enforcement of the law. On tha
day the park opened TO.OJO people paid th'r
way through the gates and on tha first
Sunday 100,000 gave up thslv good money
to get In. Since then the week day at
tendance has averaged over S'J.OIO. ThU
urely looks Ilka a winner. JJut now comes
Polio Captain Knlpe, who 1 In charge
Of th Coney Inland elation and hales Mr.
Dundy Into court to mIijw taue why hli
park ahouldn't be closed on Sunday under
th New York amuaemout law. Dundy
and Thompson Intend to 'nake a thorough
test of the law. It Is a recullarly frame!
tatut. aimed especially at theater and
clreueei. Base ball can lo played on Sun
day, blcycl and hor races held, and
'Wred" concert, but theatrical perform
ance must be given vllliout scenery, and
o on. I'p to date the rei romances at
I.una park have not been abated In any
dagrc. The owner me Just now enter
talning a proposition to Install a similar
plant near London for tue edlHction of
th British public.
Messrs. Klaw & Erlanger are not worry
ing about next season. In addition to
handling th booking for aouie '."SO theairs,
cattered throughout the country ironi
coast to coat-1, they make th following
announcwuieiu concerning their own In-
tL?L- ,0o0(1wl1 begin his season
aa Bottom In an elaborate production of
"A Midsummer Nights Dream' at the
Knickerbocker theater in New York, Octo-
Th. r . .
English press as th moat elaborate ever
een in that country In cunm-ciloii with a
dramatic attraction, will open ihe reeon-
.irucled New York theater early In s
tern her. Nothing now remains of ine
nous, cut the tour wulls, the plan for Its
rebuilding and new dwcoraiion leaving
"..a unci mi ut ine 01a btrue-
tur. When th alterations ar completed
thla will be on of the moat tinlvhcu and
attractively decorated theaters In New
Th Koger Brothers, In John J. Mr
Nally' latest vaudovlll farce, "The
Roger Brother In I-ondon," will open the
New Amsterdam theater September I
Klaw A Krlaner will give thla attraction
thulr usual very elaborate equipment of
cenery and costumes and will surround the
Rogers Brothers with a very large com
pany of talented people.
Mr. Forbes Kobrion and Miss Gertrude
Elliott In "The Light that Failed." adut ted
by George Fleming from Ru.ivard Kip
ling's novel, will begin their American tour
In Buffalo. September 21. coming to the
Knickerbocker theater In November.
"Mr. Blue Beard." the Drury Lne spec
tacla. which, during th past .unit made
the record run for attendance and receipts
In tha history of the Knickerbocker theater,
mill begin Its aeason at the Alvln theater
In Pltuburg September XI. Th attraction
will open ilia Iroquois theater In Chicago,
which la now being buiit for Klaw r
langer attractions. October 6
"Mother Ooose." the Drury Lano soecta
rl of lust Chrlstmai, will follow th Itogvr
Brother at tha New Amsterdam theater
"Th Sleeping Beauty and the Beast."
th Drury Lane extravaganza, which has
already enjoyed tw? extraordinary success
ful seasons In this country, will open I's
third tour August H at Manhattan Beach,
aftd after this engagement will be o-n In
th large clue whir it ha nut yet been
The company presenting "Ben Hur,"
which originally produced thla great play
at the Mruadway theater four rau .i
and which haa since been tourln the court
try. will begin its fifth season In Grand
Kaplds Mien., September 14. I'p to this
time "Ben Hur'' has only been seen In
thirty-one cities In the I nlted State.. The
tour of this organization the coming sea
son will Inc lude far western cltlea and the
Jerome Bykes In 'The Billionaire," the
most successful musical attraction ever
presented In lnly'a theater In New York,
will open Ms second season In this piece In
New York September 21 and will then tour
the larger clues throughout the country.
Onoto Watanna's popular novel, "A
Japanese Nightingale,'' which has been
dramatized by William Young, will bo
oresented as a dramatic spectacle at Daly
theater In November.
Dnn Daly, who Is now appearing at the
Horald-S'iuare theater In George V. Ho
barf and Edwin E. Rose's new American
farce. "John Henry," will tour the princi
pal cities In this comic play, which I
founded on Incidents from Mr. Hobart's
popular ' John Henry" books.
Harry Bulger, the comedian who has
played King Bardout In "The Sleeping
Beauty and the Beast" during the last
two seasons, will be presented as a star
under Klaw Erlanger's management
early In January.
Twenty-five hundred people are now
under contract In connection with these
various enterprises and 600 more will be
employed In the Klaw & Erlanger New
York theater next season.
Th Ferris Stock company, after two
days' ahsjnce, caused by th Intrusion of
the Goodwin company, return to the Boyd
this afternoon to finish the summer sea
son, started so auspiciously four week ago.
The two plays selected for the week are:
'The Galley Slave" and "A Night of
Frolic." The first named will be given the
first half of the week, opening this after
noon, and the latter the second half of
the week, opening Thursday night. "The
Galley Slave" Is a story of the heroic self-
sacrifice of the hero for the woman he
loves. He Is discovered calling on his
sweetheart in her apartments and fearing
to compromise her snatches up a quantity
of Jewels, hides behind the furniture, and
when dragged forth by the intruders pro
claims himself a burglar, who has entsred
the premlws unknown to Its occupant to
loot them. Ha la dragged to Jail and on
trial condemned to the galley for life.
Later he escape and returns to his home
town in time to confound his enemies,
whom he learns, later, were responsible
for the Intrusion Into his sweetheart's
apartments and hi condemnation to the
galley. He clear his name of the stigma
of galley slave and burglar and everything
ends happily. As Its title would indicate,
"A Night of Frolic is a comedy on broad
Gossip from Mag-eland.
Frank J. Wllstach will manage Viola
Allen next Season.
Toby Claude Is seeking a divorce from her
husband, Will Carleton, the tenor.
Joseph Mlron, the basso, will be with
Paula Edwards' company next season.
Anna Held and her husband and Grace
Van Studdlford have gone to Europe for the
Charles Burnham, who Is acting treasurer
for the Actors' Sanltorium fund, says ha
has received over JJ.OUO for the fund so far.
Jane Kennark will open the regular sum
mer season at Klitcli's Garden, Denver,
today. Henrietta Crosman closed a very
successful two-weeks engagement there
Williams and Walker have made as great
a hit In London as they did in this coun
try with "In Dahomey." There Is no rea
son why that combination shouldn't be a
Bringing the scarecrow to life once each
nignt in "The w izard or o has had the
effect that might have been anticipated,
and now Fred Stone admits that he and
Miss Dorothy Morton ar soon to be mar
ried. May Irwin ha finally made up her mind
to retire and haa turned over her plays
to her sister. Flo Irwin Is arranging with
a wen Known manager lor an extended
tour next season in the play May made
A r T 1 1 1 1. -. . i ..u.-i...... i-1 - J I
i in in ,111 Kiiiaiii ii n ills Ufimncu ins Ul-
vorce from Blanche Walsh, Is to marry a
cnorus girl in the Nancy Brown company
with which he has been singing. Mias
Walsh s Intention haa not yet, been an
Marciu von Dresser, tha statuesqua beauty
who sang one season with the Bostonlans
and who wouldn't allow her picture to be
lUKon in ine costume oi Ainn-a-uaie, will
be with the Metropolitan Opera company
next season, having Juat made a contract
with Herr Conreid.
William Brady is now suspected of an
ambition to establish his wife, Grace
ueorge, ai ine neaa or a stocK company
ana an ataniianment similar to that Au
gustln Daly provided for Ada Rehan. Only
two things stand in the way, Grace George
Is not Ada Rehan, and Billy Urady Isn't
AiiKustln Duly, not by a long chalk.
Viola Allen' break with Lrfebler & Co.
Is Just now being discussed as much ss
anything else In the theatrical world. Eneh
side has Its part I inns and neither Is willing
to concede to the other anything as to
responsibility for the success Miss Allen
has attained and the money her managers
have accumulated One thing alone is
certain: MIns Allen will be under new
management and Ucblcr & Co. will con
tinue to do business at the old stand next
MUSIC AND MUSICIANS
There have been many Interesting
article In the eastern pres ancnt May
festivals and such In tha last few weeks,
and the whola situation ha been ex
haustively summed up by tho Springfield
Republican, ono of the finest papers in the
old Massachusetts state, and Incidentally
one of the best In the country, in utterance
But hark! A note of warning I sounded,
and Omaha may a Well listen, whether
w regard the alarm or not. Personally
I think we should. For some of us who
have been Interested In our May festival
have suffered by the very same conditions
whic h prevailed In the older and more con
, Bomfi of .he local musicians have asked
j Borne of the 1
me why it was
' .i. i ...
that the first part of th
not properly advertised, say-
,n t0 mm that Oietr friends, student, etc
i unu iiui miunn ui tue rwiciii.' vi tout
of It at all until It wa. well n.gh
j ver. My answer 1 always the same, "1
had nothing to do with the advertising!
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The ' the fe"tlva: waa Wy
' Ignored; the concert artists, especially
Genevieve Clark Wilson and George Him-
Un, wer Insulted by being advertised In
a bunch as th 'Chicago Quartette,"
Think of It! Everything was don to m
phaals th Duss-Nordlca-D Reazk com
bination, which was large enough and well
enough advertised by Mr. Johnstone of
New York to tak care of Itself, and thla
at th expense of th local and of th
The existence of a May festival Is Jut-
j fled only by the general promotion It afford
to th musical Impulse of tha city.
But. enough; let an older and better man
peak on this subject. Thus spake th
Th manager of the music festival feel
encouraged by the results of their first
effort, and they have reason. They have
given the nubile rood music, and at the
very first trial, with no experience and none
of the momentum which a olidly-estb-liahed
festival gain, thev have so in
tret.1 the nubile that the Iocs tn the
guarantor will not be large. A hand
some profit. Indeed, could have been made
If th management had chosen to lower the
musical standard or to concentrate their
money on one noted singer, a ha often
been aucceufully done at the earlUr ft
tivals. Whether, on tho other hand, ther
would have been a profit if th-opposite
pulley of all-round extravagance had been
followed, no one ran say. A festival run
on thos lines I a gambling venture. It
la quite true that the most money has been
brought In by thoa festivals which ex
hibited th most celebrated and costly
nosers ine lew people wnose reputation
I so great a to transcend th limit of th
1 music world and be familiar to the pub
lic at large, as ws the cas with Jenny
' Llnd, and Is now th case with I'attl. A
1 program with the name of Mme. JSordlca,
Mme. Karnes, Mme. Mella or Mme. Celve
on it attracts even the unmuslcul, whereas
' even the more prominent concert and ora
torio singers are little known outalde of
Now to a foreign-born but Intensely loyal
American, naturalized, and as my friend
say, civilized, living In the west, where the
main chance" I often spoken of it does
seem pathetic that such a stats of affair
a that mentioned In the last paragraph 1
We have been told that the reason
American singers are not employed to sing
opera to Amerlrnns is that the American
can not be taught to sing the language
like the native born French slnifi-rs for
French opera, Itnllan for Italian, and
German for the German works. Very well,
we have given In. there, and wo have ac
cepted year after year foreigner after
foreigner, and have eald nothing.
Then we have thrown at us the fact that
Nordlra la an American singer, and Is
singing grand opera, ao there! Well,
Mme. Nordlca sang at a recent festival
In the clly of Omaha, at a popular May
festival, and without for a moment
disparaging Notdlca's brilliant name or
her work, Is It not a strange fact that at
a May festival, for, of, and by the people,
that this American queen of song did not
sing once . during the whole program a
single line of the laniiii;;e. which we
ordinary people called American use!
Well, to resume we have a!so been gra
cious to the foreign element in the music
teaching field, as our great schools are full
of foreign teachers, and also in the recital
Now, in the name of the Declaration of
Independence, and without any fireworks
or Jingoism, I ask this question: "Are the
oratorio and concert artists of America to
be driven out of the field?"
The big artists will not learn the festival
works; they will only appear in groups of
songs, arias or selections from operas.
Is choral music In America to die?
Is America going crazy on the foreign
Idea, so that even her annual festivals must
be stunted In growth, and snubbed, and
have all their winter's work tossed flip
pantly aside to make room for a foreign
grand opera linger, who is as much at home
on the concert stage as Is the proverbial
fish on the proverbial real estate.
Continuing, the Springfield Republican
This Is the argument, and it haa no little
weight, In tavor of the star system. If it
could be continued Indefinitely it might be
very plausibly reasoned that even seem
ingly extravagant sums spent for a single
soloist can be Justified by the Increased
receipts and the increased popularity of the
festivals. - But the fact of the case Is that
the star system cannot be kept up indefi
nitely, and in tha course of a few years it
breaks down by Its own weight. The radi
cal defect in it is that It appeals not to love
for music, but to curiosity, and when curi
osity takes the form of dusinng to see and
hear a certain high-priced artist It is both
unfruitful and easily sated. Suppose the
malingers begin moderately, with a soprano
costing perhaps 11,000 a night, one of the
petted darlings of the New York grand
opera. Her name figures large In the ad
vertisements, and the public Hocks greedily
to see and hear the tumous prima donna
with whose fame and personality the Sun
day newspapers have made them so fa
miliar. She sings a couple of snatches from
her favorite operas, and the audience Is
worked up to a tremendous pitch of excite
ment People All every chair and standing
room is at a premium. The bill are paid,
and th festival is a success.
So far, well and good; but next year? If
the $1,000 soprano be re-engaged will stand
ing room again be at a premium? Every
manager who has had experience enough to
gauge the fickleness of public taste knows
better than that. At tS0l she might be
profitable, but not at $l,0tK, because there
are so many people who ar now able to aay
that thy have heard her, and do not care
to spend $1.1)0 or $2 to hear her again. For
that matter, some one was heard to
say she was a student of music at that
as a reason tor not going to the last con
cert by the Boston symphony orchestra,
"Oh I heard them when thev were here
before." That was seven years ago, to be
sure, but it would sumce apparently ror a
lifetime. So long as the motive appealed
to Is curiosity and the vanity which makes
people desire to be able to say they have
seen this or that attraction, novelty la an
Ind sDensablo requirement. So tha mana
eera under the star system must by no
means engage the favorite of last year, who
was amilauded for ten minutes to the
skies as though her welcome could never
grow coin, nut tney must on no account
eet a less famous singer, or people would
say, "The festival isn't quite aa good ns
It waa last year, is It .' ' me result or rnis
premium on stars, and new stars at that,
la to send up their price. If the poor
things can only shine once in a given pro
vlnclul town, tnev are quite manned in put
ting on the screws. A new star must be
had, and the supply is limited, so the price
the second year, let us say, Is $l.i00. The
furore la greater than before, and again the
billa are paid. But It Is a disastrous tri
umph. The third year the managers have
to work harder than ever and If no spe
cially famous and transcendent soprano Is
to be had, tney are oniigea to neap on at
traction on another. Hence the "all-star'
festival. It la a triumphant affair, the hall
Is crowded and enthusiasm runs to fever
heiaht. Hut the managers pull long faces
The scales have been overweighted at last,
and the balance tODoles to the wrong side.
The expenditure has been too great for the
returns. When in sheer clenueratlon the
managers have been driven to invest $2,750
a sum which should pay for two first
rate concerts In two songs by a famous
prima donna, aa happened hare in the case
or uuive, u is eviu"m mufc ine wnuie t,va
tern la readv to tODiile.
But when the end of the tether ha bean
reached, when the top note of the scale
has been atruck, when the tiny galaxy of
stars of the first magnitude has been ex
haustedwhat course I left? The public
ha been spoiled for ordinary perform
ance. Attention ha been distracted from
the solid work of the festival, the orstorlo
performances and the symphonies, and in
The popular estimate the occasion Is gauged
bv tha most celebrated names on the bills.
When the star fever ha raged for a term
una mmo ,i it. ntural end. a ne
rlofl or that unfortunate connmon wnicn
politicians call "general apathy" sets in
Then comes the crucial time, and many I
enod festival ha foundered lust at that
point. The people have been trained to
look for excitement, for an orgy of personal
display, for diamond and gorgeous Parla
gowns ano gleaming snouicierB miu ri
ttirous smile irTid bouquets as l.lg aa flow
er lied, for the hysterical furore of count
loss recalls and the delicious artfully pro
longed excitement a to whether the diva
will sing the encore which the Impatient
accomimnUt behind the scenes is already
dog's-carlng for the piano rack. Without
tl-se thirds n festival conies to seem dull
Indeed, and It take year to get over the
These ar weighty words, and they are
as true a the ring of the minted gold.
They are words for us all to conalder, and
I am very thankful that they were uttered
by uch a eonervative and old reliable
paper a th Republican of Springfield,
Had the musical critic of Th Bee dared
to writ the above he would hav been ac
cused of everything, under the general
imbecile word "knocking." which 1 the
usual epithet In the mouth of those genial
on of leisure, who do nothing toward
those who endeavor lo build up th heat
Interests of any community In any direc
Now, let u hear the conclusion of the
whole matter. The Springfield paper con
Tha manager of th Springfield festival
association ar to be congratulated on hav
ing taken a sturdy stand for dicnlty and
sobriety. They have not sought the glamor
of great name, nor 'oaiie their whole
edifice rest upon the personal popularity of
a single soloist. They have worked hard
to give first-rate concert, and hav left
their work to stand on its merits. A vital
Ihsue is at stake. Can a choral and or
chestral festival be sustained a a local
musical Institution, and for the sake of
th music? If It can. the future Is secure,
for the pleasure of music 1 Inexhaustible
and the more the public I made familiar
with the great work, th more attraction
will they have. But If people are merely
educed Into buying ticket for the ak
of worshiping a star, nothing of solid valu
Is achieved, and the festival must continue
to rest on an unstable foundation. Th
iar svstem has been thoroughly tested,
not only here, but In other small cities,
and lia result ha been the same every
where. It ha th fatal defect that it lay
the stress In th wrong place, and relegate
the music to the second place.
t alncerely hope that every member of
the May festival choir will see this, and
will feel encouraged thereby, especially
those who, upon asking certain friend If
they would be at uch a concert, received
th reply, "Oh, no! we are going to wait
for the Nordlca concert."
I may state also that I hope that Mr.
August Mothe-Borglum will see this, aa
he wrote, talked and plead continually for
th patronage of th flrt concert of th
recent local festival.
This year th experiment ha been on
fair, even severe conditions. Competent
and artistic singers were provided, but not
as a rule singers In whom the public hap
pened to be specially Interested. Miss Shan
nah Cummlng, Miss Anita Rio, Miss Ada
Crossley, Mme. Isnbelle Pouton, George
Hamlin, Andreas Dlppel, Emlllo de Go
gorsa. Frederick Martin, Rafael Joseffy
it Is a sound list. Any one of these musi
cians would be In place at any festival In
America say Worcester or Cincinnati, a
type of the best east and west.
Please note that Oeore Tfsmlln name
Is In this list. (He of the "Chicago quar
tet." oh my!)
Most of the Omaha teacher give pupils'
recitals In the form of atudlo events, re
curring regularly or Irregularly throughout
the season. But Mr. Landsberg ha well
defined Ideas of his own on the eubject, and
he gives an annual recital at some promi
nent auditorium, to which he Invites the
musical rubllc. And that is why Unity
church was crowded beyond its capacity
last Wednesday night when the following
pupils did valiant work for their musl
clanly teacher: MIsse Alma Buck, Anna
Prelsmann. Monica Laur, Beulah Davis,
Ethel Ballman. Mr. Slabaugh and the
young duetlsts, Helen Pearce and John
Scovllle. Mr. Cuscaden varied the planlstlc
endeavor by a violin boIo, interestingly
played a usual, and a quartet consisting
of Mr. and Mrs. Dale, Miss Lehmann and
Mr. Felgar, sang a couple of numbers, with
very poor tone balance and voices which
did not blend in the least.
Miss Buck did some very artistic work, ;
a did also Miss Ballman, whose temporary
lapse of memory In presenting a very diffi
cult opus of Moszkowski must not in the
least discourage her, as till was a recital
for the showing forth of musical ability.
you know, not memory, and Miss Ball
man, I hope, will continue on her artistic
way, with the assurance of positive results.
Mr. Slabaugh hns all the marks of an
artist. Her work wa full of repose, style
and cleverness. She Is a developing mu
sician. Miss Monica Laur wa very at
tractive by reason of her decided talent
The other students were thoroughly pre
pared and may feel proud of their work.
A piano recital will be given by the
pupils of Miss Helen Mackln at her resi
dence, 822 North Forty-second street, on
Saturday, June 8. at 1:30 p. m. Miss Mackln
hereby Invites the musical people who are
Last Sunday the concert of the Orpheus
Singing society was a decided success, a Is
usual with Mr. Charles Petersen' events.
Mr. Wagner-Thoma and Mr. Robert
The hundreds of friends who hav been
secured through many years of usefulness
by Dr. Baetens, and also by hi wife,
Mme. Baetens, In her shorter career, as
sembled at Germanla hall last Thursday
evening to hear the annual recital by th
pupil of the two teacher mentioned. So
many pupil took part that Individual com
ment would be misleading, owing to tha
various stages of the work shown. Those
assisting In the program were: MIsse
Jeanne Miller, Edith Miller, Julia Grlffen,
Marl Meyen, Ollv Hammond, ' Irene
Haye. Annie HlrMiberg, Irene McKnlght,
Regina Baetens. Hulda Goo; Lillian Brok
meyer. Maude Mueller," Mrs. Porter Gar
rett, Oerrlt Fort and Edmund Besslere;
Misses Mabel Haney. Mildred Butler, Elfle
Green, Verna Hayes. Lucy Miller, Essie
Aarons. Mildred Kelner. Morris Bllsh, Joe
Dreybus and Joe Meyer. The accompanl
-ments were played by Miss Corlnna Paul
son. Miss Grace Hancock, Miss Maude
Mueller, Mrs. Garrett and Dr. and Mme.
Baetens. THOMAS J. KELLY.
ECHOES OF THE ANTE ROOM
The second Sunday In June will be ob
served as Floral day by the member of
the society of the Ancient Order of United
Workmen of the city, and extensive prep
arations are being made for Its celebra
tlon. The principal address will be dellv
ered by Congressman E. J. Burkett of
The memorial services of the Degree of
Honor will be observed at the temple next
Sunday at 8 o'clock In the evening. Th
members of this lodge will hold an enter
tainment Saturday afternoon at the temple.
The Gardener will hold festival at Four
teenth and Dodge streets Tuesday evening,
when the members and friends will as
semble at a box and social dance.
Monday evening Gate City hive, Ladle
of th Maccabees, will give a dance at
the Continental block.
The sixth annual encampment of the
Union Veterans' Union, Dlvlston of Ne
braska, will be held on Friday, June A,
at 2 p. ni., In the Continental block. All
delegates elected, aa well a all members
of the division stuff, are expected to be
present, a not only the election of officer
will be held, but other business of Im
portance to the union will be transacted.
In the evening of the same day there will
bo a Joint meeting of all the regiments of
the division In Woodmen hall, where a
rampfira wll be held. A program I being
arranged and It Is the Intention of the
officer of tha division to have a rousing
time. The speaker of the day will b Com
rade Lee 8. Estelle. department com
mander of the Grand Army of tlTe Re
public. Other addresses will be arranged.
I as well a Impromptu talk by th member
of th organliutlon. Th campfir will be
open lo member of the Grand Army.
and th division commander would like
very much to have a large attendance, a
the object of th Union Veteran' Union
will be fully explained by the speakers.
CHARGED WITH GRAVE CRIME
Two First Lieutenants ot the Army
lader Coart-Martlal at Vas
VANCOUVER. Wash.. May 30. -Th trial
by court-mrtlal of Flrt Lieutenant Knud
on of the Seventh Infantry and Flret Lieu
tenant Bushman of the Seventeenth in
fantry, which Is In progrea at Vancouver,
I attracting considerable Interest on ac
count of th nature of tha charge In each
Lieutenant Knudson 1 charged with
falsifying post exchange account, th
wrongful disposition of government atore
and the embezzlement of government fund
while acting quartermaster commissary
nd post exchange officer at Nome, Alaska,
during the years lil-0J.
Lieutenant Bushman I charged with em
bezzling government money, the suppres
sion of official mall, disobedience of order
and desertion whll (tatloned at Fort Law
JAYUAW KERS IN DRESS SUITS
Description of Governor Bailey' Dinner lo
FEELINGS OF KANSANS IN COOD CLOTHES
Kd Hone' Story of th Mean, th
Decorations, th Garb of tha
Guests and the Jok of
Ed How In th Atchison Glob describe
Governor Bailey dinner to President
Roosevelt a follows:
I attended th dinner giver by Governor
Bailey In Topeka to President Roosevelt.
Possibly reader of th Globe will be in
terested in knowing how the bachelor gov
The governor' resldenc la probably th
handsomest home In Kansa. It was built
by a man named Bennett, a breeder of
Percheron horses, at a cost of ItO.OOO. But
th woolly legged Percheron horse were
too slow for Kanas; they reminded people
of oxen, and Bennett wa compelled to sell
his fine house. Th state bought It fo
$15,000. Governor Stanley wa the first gov
ernor to occupy It. The last legislature
made an appropriation for fixing It up, and
th Improvement were completed only a
few day befor th president visit.
Every room of the mansion Is finished 11
a different hardwood; It I said that th li
brary wa finished In walnut by workmen
from the Pullman (hop in Pullman, 111.
The floral decoration wer extensive, but
In excellent taste. There wa trailing green
stuff everywhere, and vines growing over
the mantel from pot on the tiling be'.ow.
In the library there wa the handsomest
display of American beauty rose we haw
ever seen. Ther were flowers In every
room, but, a far as we were able to Judge,
tho taste displayed wa excellent not too
much of anything.
The dinner wa served In courses, and
there wa not a single hitch. It wa prob
ably the moit uccesful social function
ever given in Kansa.
Ther were three Tuxedo in the party.
They wer worn by Mr. Root, Mr. Whlto
and Judge Hook. Tho other guests wore
the usual swallowtail coatB. There were
five black tie and twelve white ones.
Three guests wore tied tlee, the others
seemed to wear dlckle. The president
wore a black tie, which he had apparently
tied himself. In the shirt front small
gold button predominated, with a few
pearl one. (Both kinds three for a quar
ter.) Th atandlng and turndown collar
were about an even break. One man, Mr.
Loomls, had a stripe down his pantaloons
(We confess that we did not notice these
details; we got them from Old Bill White.)
There were four colored waiters. Tha
first course was a fruit salad; fruit mixed
with cube of toasted bread floating around
In It; then escalloped fish, served on half
shells, with brown bread sandwiches; then
sweetbread on tont; then squabs, with
green peas, with white bread sandwiches;
then spring chicken, with pew potatoes and
asparagus tip. Somewhere during the
dinner a hot biscuit, small and delicate,
appeared on each plate. Then there was
coffee In regular cups, with cream and
sugar -offered; then frozen egg nogg; then
(The president Inquired here: "Governor
Bailey, did these shrimps come from Kan
sas r th governor having said that th
bill of fare wa made up largely of Kan
sas products. You know how a preacher's
Joke goes; well. It's nothing to a presi
dent's Joke; we all roared.)
Then earn brick Ice cream, with straw
berries and little balls of eocoanut. Then
cake and black coffee. There were stuffed
ollvea on the table and radishes In cut
The chandelier above the dining table,
a fine one, was beautifully decorated with
trailing greens. These greens also ap
peared In the center of the table In a
design. The dining room easily accom
modated the seventeen guests. The room
In a high one, with a hardwood celling.
Talked Easily and Naturally.
During th dinner, which lasted about
an hour and forty minute, th guests
talked easily and naturally with those
nearest them. Frequently the president
addressed some one opposite him and
told a story, and how we all laughed
at the point! Still, some of the stories
were good. I shall save them for private
use and say hereafter, "tha president told
me an Interesting anecdote at Topeka,"
etc. The president did me the honor to
address me when he referred to Eugene
Ware, whom he complimented highly.
The president's favorite swear word Is
"By George!" He also ay "bully" fre
quently. Mr. Root talked generally on
two occasions, and we laughed nearly aa
much at his Joke a we did at those of
the president, as he la the most Important
member of the cabinet and may be com
pelled to handle our war with Russia.
I don't ay It because I wa Invited to
his dinner, but Governor Bailey starts out
s though he will become the most popular
governor th state has ever had. He I
popular In Topeka, and looks as well In a
plug hat as any of the president' party.
H bachelor dinner wa a success, but ha
confessed to me that he had a great deal
of assistance from "the neighbors." A
Topeka woman who la a professional
caterer (wo have forgotten her name) had
charge of the dinner, and bossed things In
the kitchen. No wines war served, al
though the prohibitionists may complain
because of a slight dash of rum In the
Of course ther wa a fine display of
cut glass, and silver, mainly forks, few
spoons. Mr. Loomls, who sat on my right,
became tangled somewhere, and was short
a fork at the close. Dave Mulvane, on
my left, had an extra one, being thrifty,
bo I quietly sneaked the extra one, and
passed It over to Mr. Loomls, who com
pleted th dinner without disaster, I
watched the president when a new course
was served, as though it were a pleasure
to admire so great a man, but In reality
I was observing whether he used a fork or
a spoon. Ma a ne usea a spoon where a
fork was culled for by Edward Bok, the
other guests, aa loyal subjects, would have
of course followed hi example and risked
Mr. Bok's rage.
To a man who puts on a dress suit, only
once In several year, a function Is a task
It's a smart woman who can get me ready
under an hour. But th Topeka men attend
so many that they don't mind them. When
there la a corner stone laying at 5 and
dinner at T they change to full dress so
quickly that I suspect they use an ap
paratu Ilk the firemen have at engine
house for throwing harness on the fir
horse. Frank P. MacLennan made a
quick change that could have been accom
plished in no other way.
Former Pre.. Censor Killed.
JOHANNESBURG, May 30-Captaln Sir
Edward Henry Hulse, who wa press cen
sor durlns; the last South African war,
was found shot dead In hi residence today
Hls-hrat Waterfall la tb World.
While mlnlnir In MckIco William P. Dun
ham of Denver visited what is considered
th hfirhest waterfall In tha world. It I. ears
the Indian name of Rassaseachle and Is ln-
ratcd about 1M mile west of thi cltv
Chihuahua, near the summit of the Sierra
Mad re mnuntslns. The elevation of lt
mountain la ( .'' fee above sea level. The
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Afternoon Eienlng. to gate.
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Professor of Organ. Piano,
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Des Moines vs. Omaha.
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