Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, September 27, 1903, EDITORIAL SHEET, Page 14, Image 14

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Even f Monri gssed from Plsgah's
heights at the Promised Land below, an
the Omaha people who patronise the thea
ters may look forward to an end of their
wandering amid the wastes of "cheap
Bluff" to the better things that go to
make up an enjoyable Mason. Each of
the local housea haa had the customsry
preparatory run of Indifferent ahows, bnt
from now on good attraction will be more
numerous; even the grade of popular priced
smusemcnts showing a decided advance In
the books of the managers. The last
wetk was relieved from absolute dullness
only by the visit of "Princess Chic" at
the Krug and "The Storks" at the Boyd.
'Trlncess Chic" Is of the sort that en
dures; or.e Is not likely to hear It too
often. "The Storka" Is only on Its third
time round, and consequently has not en
tirely worn out Its welcome, although It
has lost much of Its original sparkle
through familiarity. Yet this Is not al
ways a disadvantage, as The B e pointed
out jome weeks ago; people like to meet
old friends, even In the Joke and aong
line, and enjoy them all the more because
they can see them coming. The Orpheum
began its season Just where it left off
last spring, to all appearances, and gave
a pood bill to good houses during the en
tire Week. Society has token up this
ort of thing for fair, and of a Monday
night the local swell set can easily be
found after dinner, aiding dlgoetlon by
laughing at the fun furnished by the
raudeville bill.
Again do the managers mildly protest
' against the very bad habit of Omaha peo
ple coming Ute to the theater. A little
more attention to the clock on the evening
for which the checks call for the seats
would assist everybody, and particularly
'hose, conscientious . persons who go early
10 they can be seated before the curtain
oe up. ' It Isn't much of a hardship to
Save dinner over by 6 or a little later,
and as the curtain doesn't rise until 8:15,
except fur' some extra long performance,
It doesn't seem unreasonable to ask peo
ple to be In their seats by that time.
But they won't do It In Omaha, and as a
consequence this town has a very bad
flame among eliow people In this regard.
For not only do the late comera disturb
those who have been prompt, but they dis
concert the people on the stage, as any
fllsturbance, however slight, among the
tudlence, haa a Jarring, If not more pro
nounced, effect on the actors. The local
managers confess themselves helpless In
the matter, but If the people would only
make a little effort, they could add much
not only to their own but to their neigh
bor's enjoyment of the play which both
have paid money to see.
One thing they should remember: The
person who goes to the theater in good
season usually does so because of Interest
In the play, and he expects that It will
begin at the time advertised. He further
expects that he will be permitted to fee
and listen without being annoyed by some
on who has dallied along the way climb
ing over him to get to a seat for which
the late-comer haa paid no more than the I
early. It I Juat barely possible that the
person who comes late haa only a languid
Interest In the show and doesn't really
care to see It open; that fact carries with
It no right to disturb others who are not
of that mood. And, while It may be
fashionable to be late, It Is good, manner
to have some consideration for others,
particularly In a place like the theater,
where no much depends on the frame of
mind of the Individual. And It Is post Ively
discourteous to disturb people during the
progress of an act. ' -.
Tho performance of "Ulysses" at the
Garden theater In New York was not an
unmixed artistic, success, apparently, for
Mr. Corbln of the New York Times thU3
review It In his Sunday column:
The play selected to Introduce Mr. Phil
lip to American audience waa the weak
est of the three, both a drama and a
poetry, being in fact little more than a
highly successful clothe horse plav, but
no objection 1 urged against that. Scenerv
and costume are a legitimate a part of
theatrical entertainment as great passions
and beautiful lines. The trouble waa that
even pictorlally and mechanically the per
formance was ludicrously lnadeauate. what
one saw waa not the clothes, but the horse
a very obvious horse on the management.
In the tirnlnffiii. n n nivmmn vi v t n. 1 1
has done what an author can to buffoon
the gods, but If the setting of the scene
had been In any way adeouata it wnuM at III i
nave been possible to Impress upon the
imHginnuon something or the splendor a-d
f lory of the powers that control the fate of
he wandering hero. All that was needed
was a deep scene with the gathering of the
god far back and high up toward the neb
ulous summit of Olvmpu. Instead of thl.
we were given a shallow front scene with
a, muddy sky and a flat mountain peK
bsdly painted on cloth that wa punctured
showing the. light behind. When the cur.
tain was up a gauss drop wss ll'tert, the
. edge of which was ragged and tatte-ed, anl
the Olympian were in plain sigh'. th
erd rompanlonsbly around the footlights
for all the world like a minstrel show. Ob-
Jectlon has been tsken to the statement
that 7etis was the middle man and Herm'i
'.and Aphrodite, erncklng Jeats at him the
ynd men. Aphrodite a man? Of cott-se!
In a subseoiient act the lady goddess
Athene actually don the bodv and grb
of sn Tthacsn shenherd. ard 'it la me'n
tslned that If the goddess of the eternally
feminine could have foreseen the ro'e she
had plav ee would have metamornhosed
herself into Mr. Bones. There would have
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and quick home method for the cure of such
conditions as sexual weakness or lost man
hood, night loaaea, varicocele, shrunken or
gans, bladder trouble, disease ot the kid'
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and so effective la It In its result on men.
even as old as 86, that It should at one
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to aay, la accomplished without the use of
drugs, salves, ointments or anything of
that kind. And yet It Is no mechsnacal de
vice, but one of the truly great discoveries
In materia medic that cures without taking
anything into the stomach, and arouses a
glow of warmth, energy and good feeling
almost Initanlly in the oldest person.
The discovery can be relied upon to cure
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snd It Is especially urged that men who
have been untble to find a our before, as
well as those who have not known a happy
moment In yeirs. writs at ones to Doctor
n o Rivnor. t23 Smith Building. Detroit
Michigan, aud you will Immediately re
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i 1 ii . ix .h,.hiilv essay on the
?..Mm3. deciltliu all the inptoms In de-
tulL sent plain and securely egleu. con
eider that nothing is Impossible In thl cel.
Ju?y that gave us anti-toxin and X-rays,
and that however doubtful you may be b
nus of Pt failures to find a permanent
V,.rmJ vat this may prove the very thing
D.'tro.l' Michf.ir011-
bees fitness In that, and the result won d
not have been more lully to destroy the
appeal to the Imagination the muaentj y
belief In the might of the Homeric deities,
which Is necessary to give dramtl value
to the scene, and In consequence the entire
action One somehow falls to be impressed
with the struggles of an epic hero whose
fale la ordaimd by Mr. Zeus Johrslng.
Tho other great spectacle, the adventure
of I lysses in hell, waa quit as bungtlnglt
rendered. The aerial ballet ot 0ia. ted
spirits In nightgowns pendulated on obvious
wires or shot across by the footlights witii
a bang as If from a cannon. Whether or
not hell has wheels, the machinery used to
represent the passage of Ulysses down the
Stvx in the barge of Charon .moat cer
tainly has, and they squeaked and rattled
as torture after torture (to use the pres
cient epithet of the book) was inflicted
upon the audience. All remaining possi
bility of Illusion wa destroyed by the fact
that t mm vlnri representing massive rocks
stood between the moving barge and Ins
audience. The conclusion wns Inevitable
that hell wns a moving sidewalk. During
the scene t'lysses alights from the targe
on the hither shore of Styx, and then when
he returns to the depths of the state he
crosses thst dreed rt-rer In front of the
barge and without varying hie stride. No
shadow of doubt waa left that the Zem
who ordered this Hade waa Mr. Zeu
Johnalng. . .
The pronunciation and the reading of the
llnea were In strict accord. Mr. Johnslng's
name was variously pronounced as Boot,
Pzoos and Zooce. With regard to the name
of the particular goddess out of the ma
chine there wa a unanimity, in Itself to
be commended, though the result was npt
less painful. Everybody pronounced it In
two svllnbles. thus: Aath-ny. One won
ders who told them nil to do so, and what
was his authority. The effect on the mu
sical value of the verse can be Imnglnel.
Had the line been by Milton himself they
would have sounded as If uttered by a
One of the recent events in the western
half of the amusement world Is the action
of Frank James, who has brought suit for
135,000 against Manager E. H. Brtgham of
the Gill! theater, Kanras City, and Man
ager Frank Oosxolo and all the member of
"The James Boya In Missouri ' company.
He acts forth In his pell Ion that he I a
lawabldlng citizen of Montana, and that
In the play he la held up as a gambler, a
train robber and a fugitive from Justice.
The Bee haa ne-er prior to this found In
Frank James' career anything to commend;
but If he will pursue this action to an ulti
mate conclusion and succeed In preventing
the further production of that absolutely
bad melodrama, he will have In a measure
atoned for many past misdeeds by doing
one good one. In passing It la worth while
to mention that the wild west venture In
which Cole Younger and Frank James
were feature during the summer proved a
failure, and suit and counter suits are
now In progress In the courts of Missouri.
Thl in Itself Is novel; the Idea of Cole
Tounger and Frank James appealing to
the law for redress Is almost good enough
to be copyrighted and dramatized. James
say he wanta no more show business; he
Is now SO year old and the life Is too fast
for him. He will spend the rest of hl
day on the farm.
Coming Greats.
The fame of the Wallace book "Ben
Hur". could have been safely relied Upon
to fill theater and bring showers of gold
to the hox offices, without the extravagant
expenditure made manifest through the
.a.aul dressing of the olay. and It
costly equipment of many Ingenious me
chanical device. The great army of
"extra" people might have been held In
closer bonds. If not entirely dispensed
with, and thua much money hava been
saved In costumings, acenlc embellish
ment and other aid and adjunct that
give It present prominence a the richest
and most comprehensive offering ot the
modern theater. The many' recent gigantic
undertakings of this progressive firm make
it apparent that an ambition to be oon
sldered the first among the great producer
of the day wa the underlying motive In
thl "Ben Hur" undertaking, and though
there was, undoubtedly, the anticipation of
large pecuniary profits, there was, as well,
a sincere desire to enlist critical approval
for their endeavors In the direction of the
theatrical art.
Ia there not something more than mere
lore of money-getting n that marvelous
scene upon Olivet, the scene where the
lepers the mother and suiter of Judah are
touched by the Nazarene and made clean?
It Is exhibited as a vision, a dream of
Judah'. thl being the only feasible way of
giving It with due solemnity and proper
effect upon the stage. The hundreds ot
neonlo crowded
upon the scene make it
.... . u . . wi i
wa.a coming irom eeing unra
upon every side by a vast multitude, while
the tall palm branches wave above their
heads, marking the measures of tneir song
of praise. Then comes that burst -of di
sling U?ht, the great shaft of purest white
that signal the Instant approach of th
Master. The effect though the Savior
himself la never seen Is prodigious. The
very atmosphere seems laden with the holy
esssnc and thers I the hush of death upon
ths audlenoe. It la not until tho curtain
desoenda, noiselessly, slowly In the now
subdued and uncertain light that thers Is
even as much aa a whisper of applause.
The single desire of money getting never
creates such scenes aa this, nor does com
mercialism In ths theater encourage any
thing quite so hasardoua In Ha attempt, or
so exacting In It embellishment, "Ben
Hur" certainly points to some dignity ot
purpoa and regard for art on tho part ot
Messrs. Klaw Erlanger. So-tremendous
production must be backed by a large
amount of ambition, aa well a a plethoric
bank account, but It also involves the love
of doing thing a they should be done, anl
that In ths theater means that the under
taking must be made art's debtor In some
very liberal degree.
"Under Southern . Skies." the attraction
which will appear at the Krug theater
th first half of ths week, beginning with
the matinee today, wa first presented In
New York City In November, 190, and was
Immediately accepted by the critics and
public ot New York. Every pleoe of
scenery used In the play Is carried with
the company. The cast Is a large one,
numbering twenty-three people, each of
whom haa been especially selected for
ability and fitness for the role. Miss Minnie
Vlctorson. who has played the part of the
heroine over 300 times, will be seen here.
and other well known people who will ap
pear are Miss Ida Mulle, Suasann M.
Willis. Cecelia Clay, Laura Oakman, Edns
Larkln. Arllne Marrlner. Bertha North
Burr Caruth, Murry Woods, Wlllard Perry.
Cyril Raymond, Charles Avellng, L. B.
Hammond. . "Under Southern Skies" dealr
with the social side of aristocratic southern
people snd the story woven about them If
one that could oocur In no other part of
our country. A Hallowe'en celebration Is
one of the hits of the play.
Stage settings, representative of rugger
nature, will be In the new play. "Queer
of ths highway," which la billed for th
last half of the week at the Krug. Or.
cene show Kcho Canyon with Caoad
Fall by moonlight. Another, the hear
of a redwood grove. In the distance I
hown the old stage coach winding dow
the mountain side. The approach of t"
enach I shown, and shortly th real cose
drawn by four horses and loaded wit
naaaengers I driven over a bridge an
nto thl grove, where It I held up b
bandit In plain view of the audlene-
Another striking scene Is the camp of tk
qiftux Indiana, where a duel Is fougv
between an Indian airl and the heroin
Act on ahows a settlement In a stocked-
with It shotel, pot station, stablea, etc.
Act two hows the Interior of this stable,
with the horse feeding In the , stalls.
Another scene Is the Interior of an old
Indian hut on Iookout mountain, where
Jeea la tortured by Manatoba, who Is after
wards burned to death by the cowboy.
There Is plenty of realism snd sensation
In "Queen of the Highway."
For the week commencing matinee today
the Orpheum will present eight numbers
that are Just as varied and as widely
known and reputed a those embraced In
the exrllent opening bill of last week.
Hs!f the program will he presented by
performers who have rever been here,
Haynes and Vldocq, comedians of the old
minstrel school. Their colloquial ex
porltlon I of the rapid fire order. Water
bury brothers snd Tenny have been seen
here several times. Eiich of these
performers is accomplished on several
Instruments, besides which they w(U con
tribute an effort at fun-making, Mr. Tenny
doing his "stunt" In black face. European
Importations have beceme fixtures of many
of the vaudeville bills. Thl week the
card from over the briny deep will be the
Fleury trio, terpslchorean artists. "Scenes
In a Dressing Room." the sketch to be
presented by the McWaters and Tyson
company. Is constructed especially to ex
ploit their music and comedy. Hodge and
Launchmere, comedians, wilt offer a
collection of absurdities to play tipon the
rlslbles, besides singing and dancing. An
aerial novelty will be presented by the
Josselln trio, two women and one man.
They have a combination trapeze and
Japanese web upon which they perform
all kinds of daring and graceful feats.
Anneth Moore, the beautiful young soprano
who was heard here two years ago, will be
the vocal feature, while the concluding
number will be a new series of moving
view projected by the Klnodrome.
When Richard Carle appear at the Boyd
In "The Tenderfoot" on Sunday and Mon
day, October 4 and 6. theater-goers wl'l
have an opportunity of sertng a young
man who wrote the book and lyrics, xtaged
the piece and Is starring In It. H. L.
Heartis. who wrote the music for "Jack
and the Beanstalk," "Miss Simplicity,"
"HOT' and several other musical com
edies, wrote the music for "The Tender
foot," Carle did all tho rest. When Carle
last appeared here In "The Storks," the
merry musical fantasy of which he is the
author, he made the biggest l;Ind of a
hlf, but according to the prevall'ng
opinion of the press and public nothing
that he has ever attempted equals his
work In "The Tenderfoot." The produc
tion and company of seventy-five players
I the original that wns seen In Chicago
during Its memorable record run and In
clude their famous "Dolly Girls," cele
brated for their youth and beauty.
Gossip front gtaseland.
Jerome Sykes has found greater success
than "Foxy Qulller' ln "The Bl'.llonalre."
Maud Adams wi:i. It Is announced, soon
make her reappearance ln a new play,
name not given.
Sarah Bernhardt will aDoear next season
in a play by the Marques de Castellane
called "The Feast of Death."
That fine actor. Frank Worthing. Is again
leading man of Julia Marlowe's company.
ho naa a spienaid rote in tne new play.
It is Dosltlvely announced that Mlaa
Crosman will appear at the Helaaco theater
during the season in "The Wife of Bath."
O. D. Woodward'a nroductlnn of "Under
Two Flags," with Jane Kennark In the
roie ot cigarette, la doing a nice business
in the east.
Arthur Forest Is to star In Harriett Ford
and Mrs. De MUle's new Dlav. "Rem
brandt," based on incidents ln the life of
that great Dutch painter.
Viola Allen will open for her season In
"iweiun iMtgnv at Trenton, N. J., r0'
vtmber 11. She will be supported by Per
clval Stevens and Zeftle Tilbury.
will cressy and Blanche Davne have a
new sketch this season, "Tho New Depot,"
which waa presented at Keith's in New
York for the first time last Monday.
Raymond Hltohcock believes In tho adage,
"Uneasy '.le the head that wears a crown.
H expects to be ever so much happier as
' the consul tnan ne was as "King Dodo.
Maxlne - Elliott is suffering from nerves,
and has had to suspend rehearsals of "He.'
Own Way." It Is announced that the open
ing performance will be given Monday
evening as planned.
Katherlna Schratt will play for forty
nights ln Vienna, during which she will
Impersonate Empress Maria Theresa, the
emperor's great-great-grandmother. She
will play at the Volks theater.
Richard Mansfield has signed a contract
with George H. Broadhurat and Justus
Miles Format) for the dramatization of
Forman's novel, "The Garden of Lies."
It will not be produced before next season.
H. V. Esmond, the author of Julia Mar
lowe new play, "Fools of Nature," ar
rived In this country last Saturday and
Is supervising the final rehearsals of the
play In New York. He will attend the
opening performance ln thl city.
A wedding that occurred in Omaha dur
ing the stay here ot "The Prince of i'llsen"
has Just come out. Mr. Fred W. Hansen
was quietly wedded to Miss Florence E.
Bain on Thursday, September 17. Both are
ot the chorus, and both hall from Chicago.
The estate of the late Stuart Kobson,
whose real name was Henry W. Stuart,
has been appraised at 131,992, tne schedule
being filed by counsel for Mrs. Htuart.
widow and administrator. The value ot
contracts for certain plays Is not Included.
as being undetermined.
Counsel for Frau Coslma Wacner has
sued Helnrlch Conreld for llOO.utw for nl-
ened libel, based on a newapaoer para
graph. This is snother way of attempt
ing to collect a royally on rarsirai, tne
bayreuth monopoly of which Conreld hus
had the temerity to break by producing it
In New York.
Frank H. Young, who was In Omaha
during the week In the interests of "lien
Hur," la a son of William loung, wno
dramatized the Wallace novel. He says his
father ta at work on the production of a
play from Onoto Wutana'a book, "A Jap
anese Nightingale, wnich will he given
even a more auibliioua setting thsu that ot
The agreement among the local man-
agnra to cut out the window lithographs
as a mean of advertising may have af
fected the attendance some, but It hasn't
been noticed adversely in the box office.
by th way. It is snout time for some
popular actor to spring that honry od
proposition about ubandonlug the Mil
boards and going in for the newspapers
Francis Potter, teacher of mandolin and
guitar, Ramge building.
Has v Fireproof Theater sad Iropoe
to Give a Practical Dem-
(Copyrlght, 1903. by Press Publishing Co.)
PARIS. Sept. M.-(New York World Ca
blegramSpecial Telegram.) Coque'.ln Is
about to embark upon a career a an In
ventor, At a dinner party this week he ex
plained that he had discovered a method
of constructing a fireproof theater, and Is
building a small theater, with acenery and
II other accessories. In which he will be
locked up with the architect, who Is the co-
nventor, and will have the building fired,
rhls test, he claims, should satisfy any
Dislike Amerlcaa Laws.
OTTAWA. Sept. JM-Wh.en the Home of
Commons was adjourned at midnight Mr.
'Ui'ke ot Toronto complained that two of
he Brlllah delegates of the recent con
entlon of British chamber of commerce
,ad been held up by United States Im
migration officials at Newport, Vt. Min
ster Fielding replied that he did not eej
vhat th Canadian government could do If
American parsed law that C.inidhuu
nought unreasonable.
C rew of Foarteea Satra.
LONDON, Sept. M. The steamer Warsaw
iaa landed at Ltih fourteen members ot
he crew of the Dutch steamer Sophie
.nnet, who. It wa feared, had been
rowned by the foundering of the steamer.
arsaw tried to tow Bopnte Annet to
ellh, but th Utter rank.
I want to pret-ice this article, "apropos
to nothing," with a thought which oc
curred to me last night. It Is a good
thought and It Is not mine. I firmly be
lieve that It waa sent to me for distribu
tion. Now, don't say "What has that got
to do with music?" It has not perhaps,
and then again, indirectly, pet-hap It has.
I was walking from Leavenworth to St.
Mary's avenue on Twenty-seventh street
last night and I noticed that the engine
house of the fire company on that street
had been undergoing some chnge. "Truck
No. 4" is, I believe, the usual designation
of tho company. "Hook and ladder" com
pany, tu reality.
Now I had passed that place many times
In the past few months and I had notice
that the lot adjoining the hook and ladder
house had been beautified and ndorned by
the care and artistic taste and constant
labors of some of those men who fight fire
and like beauty.
The title "Truck No. 4" was neatly and
artistically displayed In letters wh'ch were
living growths of richly-colored little plants
and the green background of the green
helped to make the spot a delight to look
upon. In the background there was a rude
but highly effective fountain with a cir
cular stone wall, making a sort of shallow
well, like unto the fountain which was
the meeting place ot the camels In the
Streets of Cairo, when Akoun held sway.
What a royal bathery this made for the
birds, hundreds of them, who could not
get away during the summer, but had to
stay horn and work.
The whole scene wa brightened by a
wealth of canna lillles,' and other plants,
and often os I passed that truck house I
have tried to see If I could ascertain by
looking at the face of the good fallows
of that house, which ones were tend ng
this little garden of gaiety, this little
bower of beauty. In the lot adjo nlug the
Many times have I thought of stopping
and asking questions and many times have
I felt sure that the very next time I
passed I would get Into a conversation
with the fellows and tell them how good
they were to me, without knowing It
I wanted to tell them that T l,vwf
and miinio .nH ki- .!,.. k.-j.
more than catechisms, and I dll want
someone to know that that little Improvise! I
.. ..... s1 Ku. .o me,
tOO., 1
Ana that was why last nlsht I went
home thoughtful, because when I saw that
thin worn hair. .
tnings were being changed, and the garden
gone, I could not help stopping In front
of the house, snd surnrised at th. ,,.i,ir, 1
change. I stammered to some of the hook
and ladder boys as they stood ln front
of the place, "We'll mis your flower
And ah! the rebuke that came at once to
my heart! We'lf mla your flowers now!
And the answer waa h monosyllable
"Yea." It sounded like the clod on a
coffin lid.
It Implied things which condemned me.
and I vowed there under the stars, that I
would never again postpone the opportunity
to express an appreciation which I felt.
When the flowers are gone, It does not
cheer the gardener much to tell him that
you miss them. Had you told him that you
loved them when he was working dally
nurturing them, you might have cheered
his heart.
Let us all think our good thought out
loud, always, and keep the other to our
Let us meditate on the story of the little
gnrden of "Truck No, 4," which has noth
nig whatever to do with a . music col
umn. i- i
If the business men who were organising
a fund recently for a symphony orchestra.
were sincere in tneir oujeet to provide a
good musical organization In Omaha, why
wns the fund and the Interest and the
whole scheme dropped, because Mr. Bell
stedt found that he could not carry his
Does It not look as though the efforts
were not so much to further the mu'leal
Interests of the city as thev were to pro
vide a comfortable thing for Mr. Bollstidt
this season?
ir the fund Is there, as la purported, la
It not the duty of thst com-nlttee of bu-l-ness
men. of which Mr. Jay D. Foi'er it
one, to look around for another conductor.
who will not throw up the sponge because
one or two lnstrumentall-ts opposed hln.
There are others. If the local forces are
in dictate the poPcy. and refuse to play.
let them alone. Others can be se-urd.
The musical union Is a big thing, but
Omaha le stlil blire-er.
i mention Mr. F-ter's mm because I
have every confidence In the man, and
I know him to be strlctlv strtghtforwird
In everything he dos. Mr. Fos'e- 1- th
one man I look to, to develop this scheme.
Mr. Bellatedt Is. I am told, out of the
field. If an effort I put forth to se-tire
snother man. It will succeed. It would b
the height of follv to droo the heme
now, Just because Mr. Bellstedt Is out of
t am sure that If Mr. Bellstedt had
shown the loyslty to the business men nf
would have refused t allow hl-nrelf to b
billed at
b irrur Dam as a ra-iru'tM
7, " w" ,n nigh'iy
oitui uui in m. cannon.
M J V .BID. . w ....... . . . . - -r.
Fellstedt, for some reason. hs h i. .,a tn .11 ih.
rneHpenea nimseir. and as a leader nf
th. musical thought of Omsh. uch u.Tr"riTin ut
symphony eonduor ought to be) he I an
niu,e impossibility.
T1 U m - m . I
u iau, or our, put or his.
nm sinnn on ragtime cmeerts. as wall
.... commuai ana nrrena've rresentst'on
of th publication of one locl house, to -
seiner with this last flsgrant abue of all
honor, to the musics! profession and to his
.uviiunru. me Tnings. and thMe a'nna
re-ponsinie- Tor the relecMu nf Mr
ueiiHieoi as the head of the musical pro-
i""in in umana.
Ullll.nB .
....... a a, umn 11 var'anr-e nvar
musical matters, but not so In this rase.
Ana musician are asking two question,
u,a tn "n who eubscrlhed the money
lleged to have been ralaed Intend to aup-
port Mr. Bellstedt. and Mr. Bellntwlf
-t, inn tne men who suhscrlbr-d the
noney alleged to have been eubscrlhed In
tend to aupport a muelcal enterprise for
ins musical growth of Omaha H'
That Is th point. Those questions are
waiting an answer.
Before I leave thl matter. let me sav
mat Mr. Bellstedt Is a splendid musician.
most excellent player of the cornet. In
ract professionals upon that Instrument
have told me that Mr. Bclletedt's technique
waa simply perfection.
Agsln. Mr. Bellrtedt Is a splendid band
master and one of the most agreeable men
10 wor. who that It ha ever been my
lot to meet.
A an arranger of musical scores for
band, from orchestra scores of great dlf
fieulty. or from ordinary piano scores, I
consider Mr. Bellstedt a wonder.
I am sorry thst he has dons ss he has
don In regard to his loyslty and devotion
to the higher path of duty.
He caUred to th popular ragtime crowd
and now he see what It ha don for him.
But the musical scheme should go on.
. I had the pleasure of hearing Mlse Marls
Rwansoa. the harpist, play last week at a I
private recital. I was Immensely struck
with thl young woman' artistic personal
ity, her positive musicianship and her read
ing faculty, a well as the beautiful tones
she evoke from her beautiful harp, which
I believe Is one of the very finest In ex
istence. Miss Swanson should be heard a great
deal more, and she would be a welcome
addition to society musicaies, concerts, etc
She ha booked some nice engagements
for the coming season. Including a recital
at Red Oak and several song recitals In
Omaha, at which she will play obllgatos
and also accompaniments.
Beginning today the lust enjirf eeivtee
of each month at St. Mary's Avenue Con
gregational church will be In the nature ot
a musical review of the month' work, ar
ranged with a special view to accommo
date regular church supporters who desire
to hear the repetition of favorite numbers.
Instrumental and vocal solos, anthems or
hymn. The choirmaster, Mr. Kelly, sn
nounces that this will be ono of the reg
ular services of the church elaborated mu
sically and not a special concert or any
thing along that line, to attract the spas
modic church-goer.
Mr. E. D. Keck announces that he will
give ome selection from "The Messiah
as a Christmas attraction. Mr. Keck has
a large choir rehearsing therefor at the
present time. I wish him success, and am
glad that he has assumed this arduous
At a shooting match at Vaudos, Switzer
land, September 11, llishtnlug struck the
stand and ran along tho s-lgn il wires. Fif
teen comneiiiors. ne marmrs and live
scorers were severely mjurou. On the backs
or brcasis of all oi them were impnnua
the so-called lighining phoiOKruphs of pine
trees. All the injured are t-ecovcrl'ig.
Dr. K. D. liaw.ey ot Columbus, lnd., that bv tne u?e of X-iais ne lias
betn able to restore to Its natural c ilor luir
that has uicomt tcr.iy. ini- rfimricd uis-
covcry waa acilue:,ial and was in. tub while
treating cancel. Ln; tt.wio, who is n phytic aii, Cii.ima to have res.ored
tho color of his own huic by thlj process.
Dennis K. Crei'uon. a resident oi Eajst
Orange, N. J., w ho owns Iiuusk, land end I
other proneriy valued at nearly Jau,uJ, I
work ev-ry uay as a motorman on iho
front plattorm of an Orange trolley tar,
turning a ralary ot tl.tH a day. in hat
tuken this method tor the restoration of
his health.
"wouiu you like to oe aivorcca? was me
cal.. was asked bv her husband rocuntiy.
"he answered in the affirmative and he got
court Bnd aang ,hat the aecree be null.i.ed.
oljitnlnir fViat ,ti ril.l nnt knriur ill, rriMiinitlff
ot tim woru "ulvorce,
The most valuable knife In the world I to
be Seen In the collection of a fuuiuiM urm
of cutl.ra m KhetneUi. it Is Urge enough
to tit in the Docket of none but a K.ant. and
It contains seventy-nve b.aues, wliich close
up like those of an old, nary knife. Each of
the larger blades is e.abjr.itfly tiigiaved,
and among the subjects of these strange
pictures are views of Sheffield college, the
city of York, Windsor castU-, Arundel cas
tle and a score ot ouicr iamous mccius.
The hafts are of muther-of-pearl, carved
with great skill. On one tide the artiat has
depicted a slug hunt end on the other a
boar hunt.
Miss Boulter, piano, McCague building.
S0t SWrt WsUt, 12 to 40 b
43 tU Oorsd Skirl, Bt
A Fashionable Shirt Waist Gown Shirt
Waist 01. Five Gored Skirt 4-UI3. Shirt
waist dresses appear to gain In favor with
each opening season. This one Is designed
Indoor wear throughout the autumn
Dlua ,titched wUh black and held by carved
I . . , , . ....
collar with a tie of while taffeta.
I ... ... I. Ilnw1 r.r nnllniut
.. -.i.i. h. nAA i.t u.
the fronts sre laid In tucks at ths center
. . the ,nouider. that are ar-
ranged to give a double box plaited effect.
tk- .1.,-.. Inrn nnA full helnw the
elbow and tucked above In harmony with
I tho waist nd to give th nug effect
demanded by present atyles. The skirt I
cut In five gores and la laid In Inverted
plaits at the back.
The quantity of material required for tne
medium alse Is for waist Vk yards 21,
yards 27, t yards 3S or 24 yards 44 Inches
lde; for skirt 64 yards 27, 3Y4 yard 44
or S'i yard u incnea wine, wnen
material haa figure or nap. yard 44 or
TZ. yarda U Inche wide, when material
baa neither figure nor nap.
The waist pattern 4M1 is cut In sizes for
32, 34, 38, 38 and 40-Inch bust measure.
The skirt pattern 4-W3 la cut In sixes for
22, 24, 26. 28, SO snd 83-Inch waist measure.
For the accommodation of The Be
readers tneae pattern, which usually retail
at from 25 to CO cents, will Le furnished at
a nominal price, 10 cents, which cover all
I exiienae. In order to get a pattern enclose
10 cents, glvs number and name of pattern.
Miss Julia Officer, piano. Ramge Bblg
Of Hull House, will lecture on Newer
Meals of Peace, ut the Ural Coiigi't-r-MX.niil
Church. Monday, Oct. 6th, p. m. Tickets,
26 cents.
Frank Oscar Newton,
Teacher of Tone Production and
Art of Sinjlni
Studio, 5QJ-5 10 karbach Block
Stupendous Production of den. Wallace' g
Dramatized by Wm. Young. Mtnlc by EJfc-ar Stlllman Kelley.
PRICES, 50c, 75c, $1.00. $1.50 and $2.00. .
Excursion rates on all railroads for "Ben-Hur" patrons.
,..T;ll!-.0.rll,'!, accompanied bv remittance filled In order received. SEATS
Sunday and Monday Nights, OCT. 4 and 5
The Brightest Star of Them All
And Original Company of 75, Including QRACE CAHERON
Cne Glorious Vivid Splash of Sparkling American Wit and Song.
PRICES 25c 50c 75c $1.00 $1.50 Seat Sale Thursday, Oct
15c, 25c, 50c
and 75c
Starting Sunday Matinee, September 27
( Thc Most Original, Unhackneyed and Diverting
Play of Southern Life Ever Written. .
Three, Jlontbs of Unqualified Success
Belssco Theater), New York.
'mmmmmmm "A REMARKABLE
Aflss Bertha North
Miss Arllne Marrlner
Miss Laurii Oakman
Miss Ida Mulle
Miss Minrtle Vlctorson
Miss Cecellia Clay
Miss Susanno M. Willis
Xliss Kate Hardren
M1h Edna Larkln
Mr. Iludd Cnruth .
Mr. Kdwln li. J-orlng
Mr. Charles Averting
Production Massive and
Starting ifft1 jfl J
Big Scenic Production
ueon of
A Picturesque Drama of Western
Telephone 1531.
Week Commencing
Today, 2:15
Tonight, 8:15
Modern Vaudeville.
IlnlnoH Vldocq
Fib, Squibs, Bong and Story.
Watcrhtiry liros,
and Tenny
Music ti nd Comedy.
Floury Trio
Kuiopean Pancers.
Jo&solln Trio
Novelty Aerlellst.
Hodden & Launch
The Nightingales.
Annette Moore
Pilces-lflc, 'JCc, Ac.
Best Seats
25 Cents.
Author of
at the Theater Republic (now the
Mr. Wlllard Perry
Mr. Murray Woods
Mr. Cecil Raymond
Mr. Lynn H. Hammond
Mr. J. A. Macurdy
Mr. J. B. Ollck
Complete in Every Detail.
Life In Four Acts an J Seven5cene8.
Thomas J. Kelly.
Everything new and up-to-date.
Special attention to private parties.
The Regent Baths
20S Ramge Bid. Op. Orpheum Theater
Telephone 2079.
Turkish Paths for ludioa. Exnert at
tendants. Ilulr Dressing, Manlcurlujr
and M ansa go. Annex for geulJemvu.
Piano Teacher.
Studio. Davld;e Bl'k, 1802 Far nam.
Writ for free lutt new, pretty popular
ong music not sold In stores free guess
to H0.CMJ cash prizes. Greal't offer ever
mad. Anawer quirk, time Itmlted. Ad
drer Ive Music Co., St. Loiils. Me "
the E3