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TIIE OMAITA DAILY BEE: BUNDAY, AUOUST 23, 1903.
ABOUT PLAYS PLAYERS AND PLAYHOUSES
One week from tomorrow wltneseea the
beginning of the winter amusement season
In Omaha, for which the theater managers
have made unusual preparations. The new
theater, the Krug. wilt be flrat to open
Ira doors beginning on Monday night, but
n .Thursday night Jhe Boyd will again
welcome Ita patrons. In selecting "Sweet
Clover" for the flrat attraction at their new
bouse Messrs.- Hudson A Judah have been
Actuated solely by a desire to preaent to
their prospective patrons an example of the
ort of entertainment that may be looked
for during the season at that house. They
bad an opportunity to secure one of the
several swell attractions, but preferred to
begin the season much aa If they were an
old established firm. A little reflection will
show the wisdom of this course. By bring
ing on one of their regular attractions and
opening at regular prices they will not be In
danger of creating a false Impression, but
will make clear to the people Just what may
be expected at the theater during the win-,
trr. On Thursday evening of this week a
ort of houee-waf mlng affair will be given,
.when the K.'ug will be opened for Inspec
tion by the public. The theater will be
lighted, the orchestra will be there to fur
pish music and the publio la Invited to at
tend and Inspect.
- The Boyd season will be opened with
.."Prince of Pilsen," one of Plxley Luders'
merriest musical comedies. Incidentally,
the Hat of bookings announced by Mr. Bur
tress on his return from New Tork last
Monday has been the subject of much fa
vorable comment. It la rarely the caae that
a manager so far away from the amuse
ment center of the country can offer so at
tractive a bill to his patrona. Omaha peo
ple feel the compliment that ha been paid
them by the theatrical promotera In ar
ranging to a end so many of the big things
to the Boyd, but Omaha people have long
since established their appreciation of good
things by giving most liberal patronage to
all. This la generally admitted by the man
agers and Omaha Is listed as among the
seat "show towns" in the United States.
. That anticipation la not likely to outrun
realisation of many of the attractions
promised Is made plain by the stories now
being told In the eastern papers of the
preparations for the tours of the several
stars. Mr. Mansfield Is preparing to give
his playa such magnificent settings as
will, If possible, outstrip his former ven
tures, and any who saw his "Hanry V,"
his "Cyrano" or his ' "Julius Caesar" will
admit 'that Mr. Mansfield as a producer Is
hardly seoond to Mr. Mansfield as an
aotor. In "Iran the Terrible" he has an
opportunity for a setting of unusual rich
ness, the semi-barbaric nature of the Rus
sian, oourt at the- time dealt with permit
ting the ubo of aoenery and furnishings of'
gorgeous splendor and Oriental richness.
It may be . accepted as certain that Mr.
Manafteld. will make the- most of his op
portunities, in this .direction, , But Mr.
Mansfield is riot to be the only' star 06
the road this coming season with a pro
duction of more' than ordinary note. Mr.
N. C. Goodwin is to be surrounded In his
"Midsummer Night's Dream" with a scenlo
equipment that will outdo anything of the
ort ever known. None of the Bhakv
speresn plays afford a mora inviting field
for the scenlo art than thla merry bit of
nonsense, with it unctuous - foolery and
witty wisdom, and when Nick Bottom
awakens In Tltanla's bower with his as
sinlne head and appetite, he will be sur
rounded by such flowers as might only
grow in fairyland, but' for which Messrs.
Klaw ft EJrlanger last week Jet a contract
calling for $7,000 worth of artificial flower
alone, .Aa-. thla, production ia- JSiOnet) fche
new ' Amsterdam theater, on 'which the
firm has spent . mora than .- a. million
of dollars. It Is being prepared regardless-
of expense an ; It -1s to be
sent ,' on Its " tour.v wltli all of Its
aoenery, aoceasoriea and . equipment. Mr.
Bot hern's new play la to be given appro
priate Setting, and' the various Bhake-spe-rean.
revivals, of which there are sev
eral, will all be tricked out with the bright
est arid ' newest of new scenery. The
Warde-Jamee production of ."Alexander the
Great" also, gives the artist great scops
for the exercise of his faculties in the way
of restorfng the atmosphere of a vanished
Urns of . barbarlo magnificence. "These
are only a few of the many good things
promised," as the advance man would
ay, bat they Indicate, In a measure, what
may be expected.
Painters are buay at work In the Boyd
Just now, and when the doora are' opened to
the public' riext' week the house 'will be
as bright as'' new. Several' changes will
be noticed, the most notable being in the
lobby, where the well-remembered goldn
ak and' green will give way 'to Flemish
oak arid . white.' ' None of the ' beauty of
the pretty' entrance" will- be- lost; on the'
contrary? Atahagtt Burgess Is sanguine
that the change wjll, enhance' the appear
ance of &e lobf)ya'nd that the general ef
fect will be pleasing' as1 well as' artistic
Inside the 6odwork will all be repainted,
the carpets wlU"be renewed -and the whole
(auditorium will be 'gone over and bright
ened up, so that the house will be spick
and spaa for the beginning of what prom
ises to be the most prosperous season of
Ope. thing more should be born In mind
la connection with the coming here of
Messrs. Hudson A Judah. Although a
' Kansas City firm, they are firm believers
In the home Industry patronage doctrine,
and everything needed for the construction
or equipment of the Krug theater,., was
bought from, an Omaha firm. In building
the theater and furnishing It the managers
have expended halt again aa much money
aa was estimated as the coat In the first
The death at New York on . Friday of
John Ellaler. remove one of, the veritable
landmarks of the. theatrical ' profession.
Mr. Ellsler. belonged essentially to the oil
eclieol, but waa active in hla profesln
until a very few years ago, when advanc
. Ing age made It Imperative that he tease
his participation in the affaire of the mttnlo
world pf which he had ao long been a
prominent figure. His name has bten a
familiar one for many year and is not
likely to be toon forgotten. Major E. C.
Hrdy of The Bee, who waa an Intlttate
friend ut Mr. Ellalar durtug a long time of
hlSjlife, has this to say In regard to him:
"Another veteran of the stage has passed
to the 'undiscovered country.' John A.
ElMer. who died in New York Friday at
the great age of 82 years, waa for fully
half a century before hla retirement
fair year ago, one of the beat known
actor and managers tn this country. For
many years he managed the actors la
Cleveland and Pittsburg and the houses
he oonducted were celebrated for the unl
formerly high character of their entertain
ments. Mr. El'.sler always regarding the
theater aa -an educational influence that
ehould be kept at a high standard. Like
Joseph Jefferson, wjth whom In hie earlier
years he waa associated, John A. Ellsler
T-tl proud of his profession and profoundly
bownj-d in lla uaetulnes tn both instruct
preparxwell as entertaining people. Aa an
as, a waa remarkably vereatlle and
Trit IAe be undertook be did well. The
American stage has never had a better
Polonlus than Ellsler. While as Sir Peter
Teaale, Father Barbeau and Colonel
Deraara, to mention only a few of the
mora prominent parts he personated, dur
! Ing his long career, he had few peers. Those
1 whose success In the dramatto profession
I waa due largely to the Instruction and
I guidance of Mr. Ellaler have been numer
, ous. - He waa a- moat genial and compan
ionable man and to know him was to
esteem him." ,
People sometime wonder what becomea
of the atage aettitigs and equipment, prop
erties and wardrobes used In the big pro
ductions that have been the vogue for
several years. ' Here Is a story from the
New York Times that will explain what
Richard Mansfield does With his great ac
cumulation of scenery, furniture, costumes
and the like when he goes from one play
Whll. Rlnhard Ifansflald ia atudvlna' his
fiew characters In "Ivan the Terrlble'rnd
'Old Heidelberg" on the deck of his yacht,
and making occasional trips into New
York to auperviae the pi ogres." of prepara
tions for next itunn. ancther reallv bis
' work la being done at his behest.
in his character ai star Mansneia naa
produced eleborittly neailj twenty-five
plays. He haa kept all the costumes, all
the scenfry, all tne furniture, armor and
properties of each of. the productions.
The houRlng of this motley accumulation
Is no small consideration. He has a live
atory atorage warehouse of his own over
near the Hudaon river on West Twenty
seventh atreet In New York. Here are
! packed away as clo;ly as Ingenuity can
, devlBe all his professional belongings. Two
entire floors are given to scenery, one floor
is riven to the dlna-y cratea of coetlv fur
niture, another to hundreds of trunks of
superb coetumes and another to properties,
mechanical devices, some scenery and vari
ous odds and ends.
The material glories of the stage "all
must, like chimney sweeper, ccme to
Mnnsfield recently directed that a general
house cleaning be inaugurated. The entry
has all been taken out and overhauled.
Any defects In upholstery of furniture Or
In the general integrity of the multiplied
fropertlea have all been rectified. But the
ardent work of all was the scouring of
the armor and the renovation of the cos
tumes. Mansfield owns nearly 400 suits of
mediaeval and Roman armor and there are
In the trunks upward of 1,50 costumes.
Individually complete. Instead of taking
these to a cleaner's plant it was decided to
Institute a plant In the building next door,
aa there waa no room in the lansAeld
In the September Century Thomas Bailey
Aldrlch has a most entertaining and
scholarly article on "Poor Yorlck," from
which the following weird tale Is taken;
fn a bracket In Edwin Booth's bedroom
The Players the apartment remains as
he left It that .solemn April day ten
years ago stands a sadly dilapidated
skull which the elder Booth, and afterward
his son Edwin, used to soliloquize over
in the graveyard at Elslnore In the fifth
act of "Hamlet." '.
In the early 40s, while playing an en
gagement somewhere In the wild , west,
Junius Brutus Booth did a series of klnd
neeses to a particularly undeserving fel
low, the name of him unknown to us. The
man, aa It seemed, waa a combination of
gambler, horse stealer and highwayman
in brief, a miscellaneous desperado, and
fireeleely the" melodramatic sort of peraon
ikely to fouch the sympathies of the half
mad player. In the course of nature or the
lu w. . presumably the . law... the adventurer
bodily disappeared one day, and In time
ceased to ex let even as a reminiscence
In the florid mind of his sometime bene
factor. . ....
Aa the elder Booth waa aeated at break
fast one morning in a hotel at Louisville,
Kv m nrrA hnv entered the room bearlns:
I .u ... h.ulf.t nMtlv envereri with n
anowy napkin. It- had, the general aspect
of a basket of fruit or flowers sent by
some admirer, and a such It figured .for a
moment on Mr. Booth's conjecture. On
lifting the cloth the actor atarted from the
chair vCth a genuine- expression on his
features of that, terror which he was used
so marvellously to simulate in "Richard
III " In the midnight tent , scene or ae
Macbeth -when the : ghost of Banquo
usurped his seat' at table. - . . .
-In the pretty willow- woven basket lay
the heaa. of Booth'e old pensioner, which,
head the old pensioner had bequeathed In ,
due legal form to the tragedian, begging
him henceforth to adopt It aa one of the
necessary stage propertlea in the fifth act
of Mr. Shakespeare's tragedy of "Hamlet."
"Take It away, you black imp!" thundered
the actor to the equally aghast negro boy.
whose curiosity had -happily not prompted
him to investigate the dark nature of his
burden. ' ' .
Shortly afterward, however, the horse
stealer's residuary legatee, recovering
from the first shock of his surprise, fell
Into the grim humor of the situation and
propertied to carry out to the letter the
testator'a whimsical request. Thus It was
that the skull came to secure an engage
ment to play the role of poor Yorlck in J.
B. Booth'e company of strolling players,
and to continue awhile longer to glimmer
behind the footlights in the hands of his
Harry Gllfoil, the comedian, mlmlo and
whistler, who will play the title role tn
Klaw ft Erlanger's latest Drury Lane spec
tacle, "Mr. Hlue jjeara, next season, was
for fourteen years Identified with Charles
H. Koyt's farces. He relates a very amus
ing Incident in connection with his - first
meeting with Mr. Hoyt at Bellows Falls,
Vt., about seventeen years ago, when he
waa but 18 years of a pre. playing a comedy
part .with Newton Beers Dramatic com
pany, presenting "Enoch Arden" and a
repertoire.4 Jerome Sykes, who Was then
In his late teens, was the "heavy villain"
of the company.
.Mr. Beers played In Bellows Falls on a
Saturday night. Mr. Hoyt, who was at
Iris -home- In Charleston, N." H., came over
to see the show. After the performance
he met the -company at the railroad sta
tion. Gllfoil waa perched on a high atool
eating pumpkin pie and drinking a glass.
or mux. Mr. woyt warned Dy mm several
tlmea. looklnsr him over and then ap
proached him with the Inquiry: "How's
If there was anything on earth that
Charlea H. Hoyt loved. It waa pumpkin
pie, Gllfoil responded, "flood," and the
next Instant Hoyt waa on a stool beside
htm ordering pie and milk.
"With tne trouper - quenea noyi. oy
way of opening a conversation.
lea, repuea union, wun nis mourn
full of pie.
"Are vou the fellow with that awfully
big voice?" aakedVHoyt, with that peculiar
New England twang that distinguished him
all his life.
"Guess I am," replica uuron. wno naa
done his specialty In mlmlory during the
"Where'd yer get itT" twanged Hoyt, aa
he amputated a big mouthful from his
piece of pie.
"'Natural." responded Gllfoil.
"Sav." remarked Hoyt. sfter a moment's
reflection, "I'm Charlea Hoyt. I want yer
for one of my shows. What .does Beers
Fo'ty dollars." replied Otlfoll, who had
acquired the actors' habit and made . Ill
look like to himself.
"I didn't ask ye what he promised ye,
but what he paid ye." snapped Hoyt.
"What yer want to lla fort"
"Well, he pays me $15," Oil toll eulkily
. "That's more like tt. I'm going to put
on a new show and I want ye, but I dont
want ye bad enough ter pay yr more
than? jV If you'll take that I'll eend ye
on to Frank McKee Juat aa soon as Beers
will let you go." ,
"All right." replied Ollfoll. , "I'll take
HO," Inwardly elated that he was prom
ised t and would get ISO. too.
80 It was arranged that Oilfoil ehould
report to Mr. McKee, Hoyt's general man
aaer. two weeks later. He remained four
teen yeare with Hvt and aaw hla 110 per
week Increase to 1300. payable weekly.
Here is another of the press agent's stor
ies, which la good enough to be tn a class
Lillian Burkhart haa a scrapbook. Tn
fart, she probably haa twd or three or four
rrarbooke. But she haa one In particular
which' is unique. She calls It her "personal
literature" book, and In It she haa a collec
tion of fugitive lines of the paragraphs
written by well-meaning but poorly
equipped press scents and advertising writ
ers concerning her and her performances.
The rem of the collection, she thinks. U a
line from a Ptttslura dead wall which Is
eased from year to year by the manager
of the vaudavtlle theater In which the plays
Instead of pasting the wall over with
printed r-oeter or llthocrapha each week,
one of the scene palmer's asaiatanta la sent
over every Baturdny nl-ht to decorate it
with an effective desla-n in colors, with the
names end "turns" of the performers for
the new week told off In neat lettering. It
seems that the regular prea agent ut the
theater had been 111 or out of town during
the week prevtding Miss Burkhart's en
gagement there, and the wording for the
wall was furnished bv a stage hand with
literary aspirations, who promlly called her
attention to the following 'bining:'
Miss Lillian Burkhart, the young,'.
passe, and elite comedienne pathet-
A Camden (N. J.) manager once billed her
all over the town as "The Pet of New
York's ton." The man who writes the mat
ter for. the house programs In a tfieater
In the Suburbs of Brooklyn described ' her
aa "the politest and daintiest of the ring"!
soubrettes." An sdvertlsement In a, Wor
cester (Mass.) newspaper called her "the
daintiest and most compelling of the In
genues." A. newspaper in the same town,
speaking Of her performanr-e In a "Passing
Kanryt" said that "her laughter was So
Infectious and her raillery and by-play So
enervating that we should like much to see
her la a longer piny.
An Atlantic City correspondent of a Phil
adelphia newspaper on one occasion sent
his pnper the information that the hit of
the performance on one of the piers there
had been made by "that fair dlsclpl of
Ysay, Lillian Burkhart. wno la doing so
much to make the vMin popular with
." Coming; Events.
"Sweet Clover," a comedy drama in four
gets, by Pauline Phelps and Marion Short,
must be credited with 'one of the most pro
nounced and substantial hits of last Season.'
It tells of a sweet young girt, reared y ,an.
old father with lealoua care, lest she .fall
Into the path that years before led her"
mother to forsake her baby and huaband.
The plot leads with rapid sequence through
events wherein the girl learns that her
secret lover Is the son of the man who
lured away her mother. She then marries
the man her father chooses' for her, and,
while happy in his love and learning to ro
turn it In full measure, meets her returned
lover and discovers he was only the adopted
son of the villain. The climax of the play
comes when, after a tableaux party, hus
band and wlfo having returned home, the
frantic lover enters the house through a
dobr momentarily left ajar by the husband,
who is preparing o leave the city that
night. The wife descends In' her chamber
robe to say a parting word to her husband
and finds herself in the presence of the old
lover instead. The scene that ensues Is in
tensely dramatic. The young wife, true to
her husband, feels keenly the Indignity
thrust upon her honor, and the impetuous
lover seals his doom when he tries to force
his caresses upon her. Banished and
loathed, he leaves, but the husband, whose
suspicions have been aroused, returned, to
discover the recent presence of the man and
to cast off the Innocent, but compromised
wife. But. like all plays, "Sweet Clover"
ends happily for all concerned. "Sweet
Clover" will be the opening attraction at
the Krug theater, starting Monday, Au
gust II, and continuing for the balance of
the week. The advance sale opens at trie
box office at 9 o'clock next Thursday morn-'
Today at Krug park will open the en
gagement, of the great cornet virtuoso,
Mr. A. H. Knoll, for an extended engage
ment with Huster's concert band. Also a
repetition of that awe-lneplrlng spectacle
of shooting a man from a capnon in mid
air by J. Waldorf Hall. Mr. Knoll earned
the distinguished title of America's great-,
est. cornet virtuoso during. the year of 1SS3
at Detroit, at a contest open to the world,
at Which all the reputed artists appeared
and bowed acknowledgment to his .peculiar
artistic and clear-toned accomplishments.
Ha waa the only cornet soloist engaged as
a special feature for the Pan-American;
exposition, and even at this ' early hour
holds a contract with the directors of the
St Louis World's Fair for a like engage
ment. Jflr. Knoll handles the classics In
music as readily as does .he the popular
selections, and as he occasion demands ia
prepared to entertain hla audiences in. a
fitting manner. His appearances will be
at 4 and t o'clock every afternoon, 'and
t:30 and 10:30 each evening. All the perma
nent features will be greatly embellished,
aitd a; special program rendered by the
0Klssler-Hlrschhour. Tyrolean ' tr; vpe.
Prof. Hall 'will make his sensational Jump
into space promptly at 6 o'clock sharp,
wind permitting, and Munkacsy's Paint
ings and the Passion Play will be pro
duced at their regular hours. The: street
railway company has aspured ample trans
portation facilities -for the throngs sure
to visit this resort for a day's recreation.
- The season at the Bo yds opens on Thurs
day evening, September 3rd, with Plxley
4 Luder's biggest success "The Prince of
Pilsen." Mr. Savage has spared no ex
pense to make It the same success as last
year. , ... Sixty chorus girls are required to
make twenty changes of costumes during
each performance, and the company In
cludes over 100 people. The management
announces that during the coming sea
son orders for seats will be received when
accompanied by check or money for all
attractions.' , , ,'' " 1",
Gossip from Stag-eland.
Loudon Charlton will have the direction
of the Bostonlane' , business affairs here
It Is announced that the Sothern-Marlowe
tours will be for forty weeks and continue
Henrietta Crosman's ' rehearsals of "Aa
You Like It" begin at the Manhattan
theater. New York, tomorrow.
Maurice Levi has been engaged by Charlea
Frohman to direct and look after the
tauslo for the Frohman productions.
The Bostonlans have secured a new opera;
"The Queen of Laughter." It is by Ysabla
peWHt Kaplan, with music by S. William
Brady both of Cincinnati.
On September 21 Virginia Harned will
open at Washington In "The Light That
L.lea in woman s feyes, a piay ty ner
husband, E. H. Sothern.
Edward Milton Royle and Sellna Fetter
Royle will atar again thla season In "My
Wife's Husband." They open the Madlaoa
Square theater In New York on Monday.
The women members of the company that
will appear with Miss Henrietta Crosman
In her forthcoming revival of "As You Like
1. T.-.... ........ Trl,UAhft,ia. Ka will nl.u
the part of Phoebe; Maude Winter as Celta, I
ana wessie uaiawin aa Auarey.
John C. H. HrockmaA" of Davenport, la.,
oboist with Nordln's Orchestra at Court
land Beach. Ieaes Tuesday evening for a
few days visit at hla home, before leaving
for New York City, where be goee Septem
ber 1, to Join the Castle Square Opera
One of the prettiest souvenirs of the sum
mer season sent out by the managers is
that from the Dearborn theater, Chicago,
which commemorates the triumph of
Richard Carle In "The Tenderfoot." It Is
a statuette of the star as he appears In
"Miss Bob White." the musical comedy
in which Alice Dovey Is singing the part
of Golden Rod, a prim little Quaker miss,
hss been very well received at Philadelphia.
Miss Dovey s voice is much praised by the
critics and she divides honors with the star
In public estimation and approval.
William A. Brady and the Shubert broth
ers have not yet definitely decided upon
a play for Aubrey lioucicaull. They are
trying'to determine which of three come
dies purchased abroad Is best suited to
his use, and rehearsals will brgln as soon
as a decision la reached 0 this point,
Webber A Fields new Globe theater In
Boston, which Is soon to be opened by
James K. Hackett, la built on a new plan.
From the proscenium back to the balcony
line it resembles a huge tube, and back of
the balcony It enda in a curved wall, the
object being to reproduce aa nearly aa
possible the Hues of a speaking trumpet.
Mr. Robert burns Mantle and Miss Lydla
Holmes Sears were married at the home of
the brides mother. Mrs. Jasper D Sears,
In Denver on Thursday night. Mr. and
Mrs. Mantle spent a couple of days iu
Omaha on their way east. Mr. Mantle la
dramatic editor of the Chicago Inter-Ocean
and one of the brightest writers In the
Mui Bertha Gslland. who Is to star this
season In I'aul Keeier'a atage version of
"Dorothy Vernon of lladdon Hall." under
the direction of J. Fred Zimmerman, Jr.,
created such an lmpreaslon during the apo
dal season of old comedy aitu tragedy
nlaved this season at the Columbia theater
Ui Waahlnnton that Mr. Zimmerman haa
arranged to present her again in a supple
mentary season of Bhakenpearelan parts,
Wiejndlng ''Romeo and Juliet," "As You
Like It r and an elaborate production of
Channlnr Pollock and William A. Brady,
who are dramatising Frank Norrls' novel,
"The. Pit," for the use of Wilton Ijickaye,
Were constant Spectators at the Stock ex
change . during last week's troublesome
times on Wall street. Both of them heard
the announcement of the failure of Talbot,
Taylor A Co., an announcement paralleled
In the fourth act of "The Pit."
Blanche Walsh, who, as usual, haa been
summering In the Adlrondnks, will return
to New York Monday, when rehear.-wila
will be Inaugurated at the Victoria thea
ter of "Rcaurrectlon,"- In which play she
will appear on tour until after the holi
days. Miss Walsh's company the Coming
season, 'Will number forty-seven people,
among whom are: Alexander von Mltzel,
Charles MarDonnld, Cloment Hopkins, W.
N. Wartsworth, Miss Zenalde Wll lanK, Jes'
sle Ralph, Mrs. Henry Vandenhoff, Miss
May Warde and Miss Laura Linden.
Henrietta Crosman. who Is to appear as
Rosalind for a short time this full in a
magmticent, revival of "As You Like It,"
has-become an ardent pedestrian this sum
mer. She Is spending her holiday at Ike
Bunapee, N. II.. and has gone In for walk
ing. Every day, rain or shine, she has
taken a walk averaging eight miles and
has even gone aa far aa fourteen. She
does not keep to the roadways, but plunges
Into the woods, and as all the country
about, her summer home Is mountainous
these excursions are no slight exercise.
Lawrence Wilbur of Henry W. Savage's
. King Dodo" company has been presented
with, a gold medal by the United States
Life Saving 'cori for saving two bovs
frort drowning at Ocean bench early In
the summer. The rescue was A particularly
daring one ami waa made at the risk of
his. life. It Is an odd coincidence that two,
other members of the "King Dodo" com
pany are possessors of mednls awarded
for saving lives under hasardous circum
stances. Richard Golden, who plays King
Dodo, saved n man and a woman from
drowning at Port Washington, L. I., two
years ago and was awarded a medal, as
well as made a life member of the Port
Washington Life Saving corps. Arthur
Wooley, the Dr. Fiza of the company has
J , meoais tor saving lives
l .uniiTrni nines at Hants iiaxcara. Cal,
flir. wooley Is well known as an athlete
uui un tne coasx. -
MUSIC AND MUSICIANS
CHICAGO, Aug. 22. (Special Correspon-
aence.) The weather here is delightful;
cool and pleasant, breezes, sunshine ga
lore, blankets at night, old Michigan sub
lime and no Omaha dust
A friend of ours drove us down to the
union depot of Omaha when leaving there.
and here I am Just recuperating from the
Tearful shaking up I received from the
"holed" pavements. From the boulevard
end, at Cuming and Nineteenth streets, to
the depot fti one perpetual golf links, with
holes, fiatzards, bunkers and things all
complete. I mention this now, lest I for
get jvhen I return. I thought, from read
ing the papers that Sixteenth street was!
the only bad spot ' ' 1
The Coliseum Is the attraction now at
nlhta.-lTh big barnlike structure is a
veritable fairyland, myriads of lights, (I
believe that is the traditional phrase)
Statuary, miniature woodland and garden
scenes, and the Marine band of Chicago,
with its interesting leader, Tom Preston
Brookel and 1 1 almost forgot I am' told
there Is Edelweiss Hop Sundae on draught.
J met Corlnne Paulson of Omaha yes
terday on Wabash avenue. She was look
ing at her Best, and she is very enthu
siastic over her European trip, from which
ahe has Just returned. ' She will arrive
in Omaha early next week. "
And the Hacelton, our much appreciated
tcmor, rah over me the other day, hurry
ing out of Lyon ' Healy's with a roll of
music In his hand. He was looking better
than I have ever seen him. His vacation
has done him lots of good and he Is doing
some workr here on his voice. So we 'may
expect good things from him next season. '
I met yesterday, Rosslter O. Cole, who
has recently moved here from Grtnnell, la.,
where- he'tiullt Alp' In & laTge" measure the
music of . tfie college at that point
Holmes Cowper is singing this, week -at
Bay View, Wis.' We may go up there
tomorrow and come back with him on the
"Manltou" , Saturday. Cowper .goes, to
"Sinai" church next season, succeeding
George Hamlin, who, I believe, will sing
at . the leading Christian Science church,
Sinai is Rabbi Hlrsch's church. Hamlin is
east and will not return until about Sep
tember 1. ...
' I had the honor of declining to consider
a very flattering -offer as choir dlrecter
In a large church here. The proposition
came from Mr. Schmidt, manager of Lyon
Jk Healy's organ department.
Seeboeck, the pianist, Is another local
light whom I ran across today.. .Ha says
he is' figuring with an Omaha manager
for a recital there In the fall. -
I am resting thoroughly and already I
feel like a new being. No cares, no wor
ries,' Just perfect rest. I will be back Just
tn time to hold the first rehearsal for the
St Mary's Avenue church choir..on -August
28, the last Friday In the month. Till
then, aa revolr. THOMAS J. KELLY.
. , RELIGlOtS.
Rev. A. J. Mamie of Norrlstown, Pa., last
Sunday began the flfty-elRhth year of his
service In the' Episcopal ministry He has
been rector of Christ church -In Norrlstown
Miss Bafford, who recently resigned the
pastorate of a Unitarian church In Sioux
City, has held it fourteen years, her oon-
frregatlon being the largest ot that denom
nation In Iowa.
' Philadelphia leads the world In the "num
ber of Christian Endeavor mission study
classes. It haa fifty-six, twenty of which
have been, organlxed during the paat year.
First church (Methodist Episcopal) at Salt
Lake City has changed Its name to--Mo-Cabs
Memorial In honor of Bishop Mo
Cabe, who some time ago raised the heavy
debt then resting on the church.
There seems to be a surplus of Congre
gational ministers. The Year Book reports
that 2,047 ministers are without pastoral
charge. The denomination's gain In min
isters during the last thirty years has ex
ceeded the gain in churches by 250.
Father Albert, a full-blooded Pottawetto
mle Indian, haa been ordained a priest In
St.' Joseph's Catholic church In Oklahoma
City, v He Is the flrat full-blooded Indian
ever ordained In the Catholic church in
America or in the world.
The new pope must be classed among the
younger memners of the sacred college, al
though he Is 8 years old. Twenty-two out
of the sixty-four cardinals who attended
the conclave are older than Piux X. The
oldest - member of the sacred college I
Cardinal Celesla of Palermo, who is 80
years old. Cardinal Rampolla is more than
ten years the Junior of the new pope.
Cardinal Glbbona is one year older than
Pop Plua. . .
Blahop P. T. Rowe ot the Episcopal
church for the diocese of Alaska, la now
on the Yukon river visiting and eatabllsh
lng new missions. The blahop will remain
ou Seward peninsula during the coming
winter, traveling from place to place In a
dog team. He will be accompanied during
hla long stay by Mr. Chisliolm. a divinity
student Nome will probably be the pre
late's headquarters for the next few
Rev. George Phllkp Ooll, pastor of St
John's Lutheran church, Maytown, Pa.,
enjoys the ii distinction of being a buse
ball manager as well as earnest church
and Sunday school worker. He waa at one
lime a roisaiouary to Africa and has ac
complished much In rellgloua work. A
friend to athletics, he oigantxed and la
manager of the Maytown Juniors, a quali
fication to memhj-alilp on the team being
that player refrain from profanity. The
team haa won many a victory under the
Rev. Henry Alfke, pastor of a Baptist
church In Chester, Pa., firmly believes that
churches should adopt all harmleka meana
to attract adherents, particularly the young
people. Acting on this conviction he has
with his own hands built In the basement
of hla church, two shuffle-board tables,
which are being well patronised by young
Wien of the place every evening. He also
has rigged up a punching bag and even
"puta on the gloves" htmnelf occasionally,
being rather a clever boxer.
Behsa st Serloas totadltlsa.
Fred Behm, the I'nlon Paclno electrician
who was injured In the Killer shop esler
day by a fall Into some machinery, is this
sfternoon reported from HI. Iph' hos
pital as In an unchanged condition. While
he is not unconscious his c eaditiua Is eon.
VALLEY PARK, IOWA,
Thursday, August 27
The Northwestern Line
Special trains from
a. m. and from
Games, Races, Speeches, Refreshments
,'. Spend a day under the trees Take the family.
Tickets, $1.00. Children, 50c
Including Admission to the Grounds.
P. S. All groceries
ECHOES OF THE ANTE ROOM
Last Thursday' evening; Omaha tent of
the Knights of the Maccabees held its
regular weekly review with a smaller num
ber of members present than usual. For
the first time In over eighteen months the
degree team was uncalled for, as no can
dldates were in waiting to be initiated
This is the first "skunk" since Sir Knight
George Ostrom has had charge of the tent,
but to make up for thla detect fourteen
applications were read and the applicants
were elected to membership and will con
stitute a class for initiation at the next
review. It was also the sense 'of the meet
ing that an unusual effort should bjt made
In an attempt to Increase the membership
to the thousand mark by October 1 and
every sir knight present promised to aid
, Miss" 'SorcnsortJ 'voice Studio, ppen Sept. 1.
in the movement. After the disposal of
the routine business, several of the sir
knights addressed the meeting on the good
of the order, after which the tent closed
in form. .
The Ladles of the Maccabees of Oate
City lodge No. 9 will hold their annual
picnic at Courtland' beaeh next Saturday.
The sir knights are all invited -and it is
the earnest purpose to make this the best
and most largely attended plcnlo ever given
by this lodge. Races, dancing and other
Interesting pastimes will b Indulged in.
AH arrangements for the consolidation
of Pioneer, Omaha! and Douglas councils
Of the Koyal Arcanum are completed. In
vitations ' With program of that event are
issued for' Tuesday evening". - It Is the de
sire of the committee of arrangements that
all Members will 'be present -o enjoy the
occasion and "get acquainted at the hall
of Plonee council 4n the Continental build
ing, Fifteenth and Douglas streets, at I
O'clock p. m.
LABOR AND IXDL'STRY.
At the bea-Innlnsr of the year there were
K.0O0 women members of labor unions in
New Tork state.
The machine for winnowing gold by blow
ln awav the rrnvel while, the heavier arold
grains fall Into a receptacle is to be used
A co-operative grocery, the company for
which waa incorporated May 13. has been
launched at Elkhart, Ind., the Lake Shore
shopmen being the prime movers.
An Ingenious watchmaker in Paris,
France, has Invented a "union watch" that
goes only eight hours a day. It is Intended
It seems for the use qf walking. delegates.
Trnnapontlnentfll rnllrnnds In western
WashlnKton have sfent east In an effi'rrt to
secure a sufnolent supply of labor to carry
on their construction work. -The men are
engaged at wages 10 per cent higher than
the companies paid at this time last year.
At Trenton. 'N. "'J.,- the Central Labor
union has" officially decided that the Juris
diction of barbers over. the patrons con
tinues even after death. The question was
raised by a complaint of the barbers' union
that local undertakers were allowing their
employes to ttttclto as barbers..
The most northerly rallorad in the world
waa opened for business on the 14th of
July. It runs from Oelllvare, an Inland
town in Sweden, located fifty milea north 1
or tne Arctic circle, to uroten, on the coaat
of Norway. It haa been built by the Eng
lish owners of the iron deposits near Oel
llvare for the transportation of the ore to
Napkin rings hair combs, walking stick
knobs, brush backs and handles, cigarette
caaea and holdera and a variety of other
amall objects are now being made of milk,
according to a Paris correspondent. It HP-
fiears that much of the cheap Imitation
vory now in the trade comes from the cow.
There are even alleged pearls worn in ear
rings, or in other kinds of so-called fancy
Jewelry, which are literally drops of con
E. O. Acheson of Niagara Falls, while he
waa aearchlng for the beat clay to make
cruclblea, read the statements tn the fifth
chapter of Exodus about the use of straw
snd stubble In the manufacture of ancient
Egyptian brick.' He procured some straw,
had It boiled and mixed the dark red llq.ild
thus obtained with clay. He found that
the plasticity was greatly fr creased. In
vestigation showed that tannin waa the ac
tive agent and when he treated other clay
with a solution of tannin In water he ob
tained surprising results The strength
plasticity of the clay was increased and
the tendency to shrink and warp ia greatly
reduced.' In thla proceas sun drying Is far
superior to burning, and In ten daya the
clay la better tempered than la munthe or
even years by the old process.
Consul B. H Warner, Jr., at Lelpxig, re
cently reported the testing of a new rail
road brake In Germany which la a great
Improvement on the brakea In use In the
I'nited fitatea. . The apparatus Is known aa
the Sti-lner distance brake. Speaking of It
Mr.' Warner says: "It is ao connected with
the all brakes of a train that when the
front wheels of a locomotive pass over a
danger or halt slKnal placed on the tracks
It will automatically put on she brakea, at
the aame time oiwring the whistle valve.
The apparatua worked with perfect satis
faction, even "at the great speed of 83.78
miles an hour, but because of the extraor
dinary atraln to which It was subjected an
Important part thereof waa broken. The
commission has ewenmmended that an ex
tended trial be glv.n tiie Htelner brakes
upon the regular train service."
AMD BUTCHERS' PICNIC
Union Depot, Omaha, 8 a. m., 8:30 a. m., 9
U. P. Depot, South Omaha, 7:30 a. m.
and .meat markets will
MR. KELLY'S STUDIO.
Comlnar This Seasow
,: The Great JPreateb.. Violinist. '.-' '
47 Hhlrt Waist, St to 40 bust.
. 4411 Walking kirt,Ulo 10 waist 1
A' Stylish Shirt Waist 8ult-8hlrt Waist
437J and Walking Skirt Mil-Walking suits
in shirt waist style are exceedingly popular
and have the merit of being us comfortable
and satisfactory to the wearer as they are
smart. This one is mado of blue pengee,
stitched with silk, and is trimmed with col
lar and cuffs of lac and bands of velvet
ribbon and drop ornaments, but the design
Is appropriate for all the materials in
vogue, linen, cotton, silk and wool.
The waist can be lined or unllned, as pre
ferred, and la laid in tucks that extend for
full length at the back, to yoke depth at
the front, with box plaits at the center I
front which meet in prlnneaa atyle. The
sleeves are the new ones that are snug
above the elbows and full below. The skirt
Includes a front gore that is extended to
form a yoke, with plaited portions that are
rut In cores and are attached thereto.
The quantity of material required lor the '
medium site is, for waist, t yards a
Inches wide, 4 yards 27 inches wide,
yards SI inches wide or t yards 44 inches
wide; for Skirt, I yards 27 Inches wide, 4
yards 44 inches wide or tV yards t4 Inches
The waist pattern 4373 is out in slsea for
a 12, U. W, 38 and 40-lnch bust measure.
The skirt pattern 4411 la cut in sixes for a
22, 2i K, 28 ard 30-lnch waist measure.
For the accommodation of The Bee
readers thrae patterns, which usually retail
at from 24 to 60 cents, will be furnished at
a nominal prloe, 10 centa, which covers all
expense. In order to get a pattern enclose
10 cents, give number aad asms of pattern.
close all day Thursday;
OMAHA'S POLITE RESORT
FIRST TIME HERB OF
THE WORLD'S GREATEST ,
CORNET VIRTUOSO" ' '
A. H. Knoll
AFTERNOON AND EVENING WITH
HUSTER'S CONCERT BAND
AT O'CLOCK SHARP TODAT
J. WALOOflf HALL
THE PRE-EMINENT AERONAUT
SHOT FROM A CANNON ,
FROM HI8 MONSTROUS AIR SHIP
Ladlea ot the Q. A. R. Picnic,
W. O. W. Joint Picnic, August 29.
Celebration Battle of Sedan,
South Omaha Emergency Hospital
Benefit, Saturday, September 5.
Monday flight, Aug. 3.
ENTIRE "WEEK. , ,
THE SUCCESSFUL COMEDY DRAMA
OTIS B. THAYER and EDNA R0BB
Opens at Box Of lice ai m.,
Thursday, August 27.'
15, 25, 50 and 75 Cents
Prlcaa Never Chance
In order to give the people of Omaha and
surrounding country an opportunity to ylew
the Interior of this beautiful theatre. It
will be Illuminated and thrown open to the
public THURSDAY NIGHT. AUGUST 27,
when there will be a free promenade con
cert. Everybody luvlted.
FAREWELL CONCERT TOUR
SCHUMANN - II EI INK
OMAHA vs. KANSAI CITY,
Vinton Street Park, Aug. 22-21-24.
Game called M 14
Ladlea' Toilet Parlors and Ladlea'
ALSO "THE REGENT" ANNEX .
FOR QENTLBMBN ,
Juat Opeoed Piacat la the Wast.
I. M. Nlcbol and Dr. D, Rhode Propa '
SUIT 209 RAMCE BUILDING.
Osstsili tti Ofskeue Tsaattr.
Hair Dressing, Shampooing. Manicuring.
Masaage and Beauty Culm re, Steam,
Yapur, Hot Air, Electric, Shower and
Needle Buray Baths. Only etUabllshment
west of New York administering "TlliS
INTERNAL, BATH 1 Khiatilng Process 4
Investigate for your health's sake.
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