Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, January 29, 1905, Page 2, Image 16
v. XnE OMAHA ILLUSTRATED DEE. Jintiary W, loorj. About Plays, Players and Playhouses I I atrical Manager' association In ctitlo of Life, from admission to theaters under their control la an other of the mistake mad by the "yndl cte." No matter what excuses tha man altera give for their action, It amount to an attempt to munis the press, and such an effort I sure to recoil against lis promoter. It will not do (or the men who have made this mistake to flatter themselves that Life Is without Influence, for that Is where the biggest end of their blunder lies. If It wera possible for them to whip. Life Into line by placing ft boycott flgalnst on member of It staff, they might extend their warfare and by work nig slowl.v upward, soon would be able to control all tha papers In New York. It would then ba an sy matter to push on, apd In a short time we would find the "syndlcata" controlling all tha newspapers, n It now professes to control all tha .theaters. Such an abhorrent condition may ba Imagined, but It can nwfr be realised. This far away from the scene of strife It appear that (ha managers have made a blunder from which they will be forced to withdraw, and the retreat can hardly be . gracefully accomplished. That toy of fair play that Is to In stinctive among Americana will prompt a close Inquiry Into tha facts In the case, and none af the ran b twisted Into a aem blanea of reason for tha action taken. It seams that shortly after th Iroquois fir 1,1 fs printed a cartoon, which Messrs. Klaw Erlanger ooneclved to be libelous, Suit for l,CO0 was brought agalnat James Metcalfe, dramtlc critic of Life, and the -paper Itself. On trial In the United State circuit court In New Tork the csss wsa decided In favor of the plaintiff. Almost Immediately thereafter th resolution de barring Metcalfe from th theaters was , adopted by th association. This clou re lation between the two actions robs th second action of any force It might have '-a directed against Metralfs by giving th Inevitable Impression that It la th outoom .. of pique and spit. Mr. Daniel Krohman. president of th association, In explaining - th action, said. It was taken because of th attack of Life on the Jews a a race. He cited Instances In which Mr. Metcalfe bad gone out of his way to abuse the Jews . and said the measure wit merely taken In retaliation. Her th question arises. "When did the New Tork Theater Managers' asso ciation become th champion of the cause of Judaism In America?" Isn't It rather an Insult to th many thousand of In telligent and Industrious Jew of th coun try to even Insinuate that they are In nny need of such defense? Mr. Frohman' ex planatlon la hardly happier than the octlon pf his association. - ,. ... Th following letter, written by Daniel Frohman, president of th New Tork thea ter Manager' association, published in the New Tork Time January SO, fairly states th attltud of this body toward James A. Metcalfe, editor of Life, In excluding hire from th theater It control: . NEW YORK, Jan. W.-To th Kdltor of th New York Time: There seem to be some mlsupprehenslon and a great deal of error about th attltud taken by th man agers' association toward a oartaln repre sentative or a weekly paper who has been ' denied entre to theaters represented by this body. The resolution was offered, and its language plainly expressed the fact, that this party should be denied admission to theater because of his scurrilous and un-caJled-for racial attacks carried on for a number of year by him In hi paper. The resolution had, no reference to any Individ ual member of thla organisation, nor did It ooataln any allusion to anything h may hav acid a th dramatic crltlo of hi 'tMpert In fact, front th date of It or . (THnlsatlon until th present moment th Theater Manager' association has never at ny directors' or members' meeting men tioned or discussed sny dramatic critic or criticism. At h very Inception of this or gsnlsatlon It was decided that It was not part of Its province or object to ever dla m (r tak up th o'testlnn of dramatic criticism, but when this body was con vlnced that this man wa using the thea. tfra as a cloak to make attack upon th ' faith of those who comprise a liberal per . rente of theater-goers It felt It was Justi fied In taking such action In the premises. Th embargo wu not even extended to the paper, but wn a personal one to th man , who had maligned a rnutarti tody of our fellow cltlrens. Ws f'e-m It due to our rn'ves and the press of Nw York flty and th" country thit ou" attitude in this mat . tr b made eloor. t trust vou may appre ciate the HHtf ht letter. , DANIEL FROHMAN, President, ft Mr. Metcalfe Is proceeding along very oulet and dignified line In th matter, and ha been admitted to two or three thea ters under th management of Charles Frohman sine th pronunciamento wa Is sued. He buy hi seats and present hi . ticket at th door Ilk any other patron. All In all, th "ayndlcat" em to have thrown another boomerang;, or, rather, to hav touched off another squib. . Nanc O'Neill I the latest of th actor . folk to tak her pen in hand and deal th . dramatic crltlo a Jab. Bh ' ndora tha statement mad by omon els that the American erltle la a "gentleman with In digestion," and save: "Thl la only an . other way or declaring that th unfortu nate artist before th footlights I at th mercy of o alight an aocldent a an un derdone or an ovsrdone dinner." Mis ' O'Neill mistake th craft by a wide mar gin, for h proceeds on th theory that th crltlo cats with th sams attention to : detail a does th actor. Oh, no, dear lady, not so. Tour crltlo a a rule Isn't so dell cat In hi gastronomy tut all that, but he. . I frequently called upon to overlook . thing that happen on th tag th re sult of over Indulgeno In something, either fluid or aolld. by th "unfortunate artist." But Miss O'Neill and others who ar ag grieved 'have tbslr revenge. They can al- ', way Mil to a magasln something criti cising th critic. If they will only mak It ' savage enough, and this give them th , further opportunity of winding up with a , llttl vslngloiioua shriek, auoh a thla from Ml O'NslU' concluding paragraphs But I hav staunch fighting blood In my vein. From th Murray HUT theater to a tour of th world and a "wind up" In Broadway I aomethlug of a record for a vouug, unknown actresa without backing and atlll In her to. 0 It, Nanc I But you forgot to tell ua pf that glorious "wind Up" In Broadway. , tf th account that filtered through from New Tork a re accurate. It certainly wa a finish. It wa back to Boston, for Nanc.' But the' young yet for ah says so and RARtarA ne looai forward to the hour when the shall (eel tha exquisite thrill of motherhood with indescribabie dread and I ear. Everr woman should know that tha danger, pain and horror of child-birth can be entirely avoided by tho uaa of Mother's Friend, a scientific liniment for external use only, which toughens ar.J render rvlieKl all thji narta artI Mkist nature in it tublinyi 1 1 work. By its aid thousands of women have patted this great crisis in perfect safety and without pain. Sold at fi.oo bottle by druggist. Our book of price uuuuy u value to all women sent free. Addreta. K.ZXBfifXM KZOULAJOM Mmmtm. can afford to Ignore public opinion. Maybe when she's older she'll know better. Pugilists on th stage are the occasion of mueh levity, And In da? from tha tint John L. Sullivan first donned sock and buskin have added not a llttl to the gaiety of th nations. It is for this reason a re freshing as It I surprising to find one of these serious In his Intention to become a good actor If possible. James J. Corbett now has his mind set on the stage as a profession, and a It Is his most certain Way of earning a livelihood Just at pres ent, it la essy to take htm as sincere In his announcement. Those who have watched him during his career since he first canto before th public, soma fifteen years ago, and are In some degre familiar with his development In that time, will have Utile trouble In convincing themselves that he has as good as an even chance of success. Hi recent appearance In Omaha showed that he ha progressed wonderfully sine his early experience as an "actor" and demonstrates that he does possess ability. He may not yet be capable of deep analysis or subtle Interpretation, but for light com edy parts he has both talent and adapta bility. Experience will bring the rest of It. He realises that 'he starts with a hsavy handicap; thai, it Is. not an easy matter to eflgc from the minds of th people his achlevementa In th ring and establish him self there In ' another character, yet he feels that th task Is not beyond accom plishment. In his new aspirations he has the encouragement of men whose names carry much weight In the affairs of tha stage, and thla with his own determination will go far toward securing him his goal. It Isn't at all out of th range of possibili ties that people who never heard of Cor bett. the conqueror of Sullivan, will yet warmly applaud Corbett, the comedian. . Some few Omaha people gave attention while one of Oorg Bernard Shaw's playa wa being presented here recently, "Can dida," and aome others have doubtless heard that another of the pieces by this am man ef moods, "You Can Never Tell," has won a greet aucea In New York lately. These msy be Interested In knowing the estimate put on Shaw by on of the keen est and falreat of modern critics, Mr. John Corbln. In hi last Sunday article Mr. Cor bln deal with Shaw from an analytical standpoint and In part says: There la an old. wall-tHMt nmvarh Rn.,t th honoring of a prophet In hi own countrv: but tha obvloua Knir ih,. is mac nia propnecy and other countries. Is that of other men Th VI.Ipm Is tha voice or u. a. a., rmt tne words are the words of Ibsen. Nletsache and the modern socialists. Whistler said that Wilde had the courage of other men's convictions. Shaw has mad of them motley, bsubl d bell with which to dance before the British public and affright It with bis Irreverent Jests. As an original philoso pher he 1 nothing. But since th inlmlu. Lie clowns of Bhakespsare, England .ha never known such a breese of highly men. tallied spirit, such a gal of Intellecuel vivacity. England has rejected Shaw In ?i humble determination not to be fooled ntp taking him seriously. America has welcomed Tilm, I suspect. In the beliei that his motley Is the real thing. Of the two America Is by far nearer th true "ft1".- 'r dramatist Shaw has failed If ha has failed only by the narrowest margin; In only two matter, I take It. doe Shaw fall abort of th stature of a master play wright. Ons is technical and the ether i a matter of human appeal heart Interest, a tho dear Old Dhrssa li In huh nt mm, it seems likely, he Would have vastly prontea it the managers had been less ttmia In backing him and he more sincere In his attitude toward his public. There I a good old managerial rull of thumb that, eompjliat a tory as yoa will and ' must you must always let th audience Into tha secret to the full. Amia bly human as the- multitude always is, It has th foible of omniscience. In a novel It may be possible to hold the Interest mor firmly by keeping the reader In doubt as. to what things ar all about. An in- telnxent reader, will .turn page after page In the mnrti nope vi eaosiying a. nlaueil curiosity. In th theater perhap because the average nt Intelligence is low, perhaps because of the working of mob psychology tha dominant mood is found to be not the interests or tne mma, but those of the heart. Rmotlon, not curiosity, rules ths day. The late Frank Mayo wa wont to hold up "Pudd'nhead Wilson" as a model in this matter. This technical failure I very closely re- tea to naw s lack or broad human np- I A ft. : peJ. Srlntlllant as I his W t. ilaliclnualv stimulating as is nis topsy-turvy philoso phy, It never, with a single notable excep tion, bites Into the substance of lifc--and the drams. His kreat champion In Ena- land. W'llllam Archer, haa called his treat- ment of love "bloodless erotics." That Shaw Is able to reveal to lis on tha stage the heart of Napoleon torn between jsl ous rage of Josephine's Infidelity and a cool determlnstlon not to let any matter of passion stand between Mm and hia ambition may well be doubted. Certainly the love affair of Valentine and Gloria Is aa bloodless as It la acutely philosophised and psychologised. : The only play where Shaw grapple on anything like even term with human character and human passions Is "Can dida." Hers b haa ft clear them th con flict between the pre-Raphaellte devotion to beauty and the somewhat superficial and arid morality of Chrletlsn socialism both Intensely modern developments, snd in In evitable opposition. "Tho conflict 1 In dlsnenaabU.1' he sat In hi preface. para- Phrasing the profound law of Rrunsllere; "no' conflict, no drama." The central theme of "Candida Is chosen with vast tact and la -worked out with unfailing adroitness. albeit with ttocaslonal recourse to the eld tricks of the stage. It Is In alt probability mainly for this reason that It I th only one -of sjnsw's play trmt is genuine is genuinely Human, genuinely oeauiuui in a genuinely dramatic. , . . word, ' Coming Eveats. Maxlne Elliott will appear In th Clyde Fitch comedy, "Her Own Way," under the management of Charles B. Dillingham, at th Boyd theater,' on Tuesday and Wednes day evening next, and at a matinee on Wedneeday. "Her Own Way" U a tory of New Tork lire of the present day, and depict certain feature of life In th smart set Georgians Carley, - played by Mis Elliott, doea not recognise th right of relative and friend to settle her own love affair for her. There are two men In love with her a manly lieutenant. Dirk Cole man, and an unscrupulous millionaire, Sam Coast, her own cousin. Coast deliberately rulna her entire family and entice her brother Into ' futile speculation, so that Oeorglanft may be helplea In her poverty and be foroed to accept hint a a husband. Meanwhile, Dick Coleman, fighting In the Philippines, la reported dead. Still Georgi an remain steadfast snd Insist upon having her Own wty. Bam Coast, team ing At last how hopeless his love for her Is, departs and then the news carries that Cola man wasn't ambushed after all and is alive, though wounded. Incidental to the strong sentimental interest In "Her Own Way," ther Is a rich fund of current comedy. It tb joy ol tha bonachold, toi wfthot it bo happine can b complete. How sweet tha picture of mother snd babe, angel tmile at snd commend tha thoughts and aipirationt of tha mothar bendirg over tha cradle. Tha ordaal through which the expectant mother mttst pan, bow erer, it ao full of danger And suffering that 1 II per Lea v There 1 also a novel scene In the first act where four little children of the rich have a birthday party In tho nursery, and dis cuss the doings of their elders In a remark ably knowing way. Miss Elliott will be supported by the same company seen In New York, the cast Includes Charts Cherry. James Carew, R. C. Her, Fsnny Addison Pitt, Oeorgie Ijiwrenre, Nellie Thome and little Donald Gsllaher, a clever child actor. The stage settings are rich and elaborate views of modern Interiors. At the Krug thester for four nights and two matinees, starting with a matinee to day. Murray and Mark, ait added addition to the New York Casino success, "An Eng lish Dslsy." will be the offering. M. Say mour Hicks wrote the book. Waiter Slaugh ter and A. M. Norden the music and re arranged for the American atsge by our own Edgar Smith. The dialogue is asld to be bright and snappy, scintillating with the moft graceful witty repartee, while, th situations range from tha supremely ridi culous to the grotesque. The lyric have a delightful singing quality and are written In Messrs. Slaughter and Norden' most characteristic hand. Th music Is best de scribed by hearing It. A few of the espe cially strong song hit are, "I'm a Little English Daisy," "The Coon, the Moon, th Little Octoroon," "Spin Again," "Scenes In the Musla Hall." "Suucy Sally," "Big Indian Chief," "April Shower" and "Wine, Wine." At the Krug theater for three night and Saturday matinee, starting Thursday night, February f, "Th Span of Life" will be th uttractlun, Th ply I well known to the theatergoer gnd ths Incidents of th human bridge and the llghthoues scenes era moll remembered. The latter I on of the most realistic scene ever prssented In this city. It shows th llghlhou with the angry sea dashing all around and enveloped in a heave mist. Th fog horn en a steamer can be heard lq the distance gradually getting louder and louder. Ths hero who ha been wounded by th villain, recover sufficiently to realise the Impending danger of the slowly approaching vessel. Th oil for th lamp haa given out, not a drop being In th place; but boat from th hore I sspsoted with help, and; through the darkness the headlight of an enormous steamer are een approaching. There I nothing to b dan but ring th fog bell. The hsro, with on arm useless, climbs up to' the outside of the lighthouse, reaches jhe beam and rings tha bell just a th small boat from the shore arrive, bring ing help. The huge ocean liner I seen dish ing toward th rock. Th beacon light of the Coffin rock break forth and a th curtain descends you can see th steamer backing away from danger. Herrmann the OrsuTl the feature at traction the Orpheum promise on It welt varied program for a week, tartlng with a matinee today. Heretofore Herrmann and hi assistant have given the entire en tertainment at hi engagement here, und now that he wll appear in conjunction with seven other act, th time of hi ex hibition of the mysteries of the black art will be considerably briefer, but he prom ises the quintessence of his legsrdemgln and Illusions given with a. very elaborate Investiture In the way of paraphenalla. He carrlea his own scenery, and assisting him ho has Marie H,rmann, known a Queen of Illusionists. lTedfrlck Hallen and Molll Fuller will have a new one-act comedy en Music and Musical Notes .Calendar for the Week". Tuesday Tuesday Morning Musical club, 10:30 a. m.; residence. Mrs. L. V. Crofott; composers, Arenakl, Halin. riTii. V., ,'i riday Musical - department,- Woman's ma. m., nrst congregational church; an program. HAT hase come over the spirit of w Mme. Melba' artistic dreamery Her concert at the Auditorium i l wa a. bitter disappointment to her erstwhile admirer. She seemed to take no Interest In the program and her alnging, for her, wa positively bad. In the Ardlti waits song, "Se garen Rose," she did some work that would be condemned In a good amateur. ' The fact that every' vocal pupil for year ha studied that particular composition msde her careless execution atl tha more glar ing. She reached the height of indifference In the "Mattlnata," when she played her Own accompaniment. She sang It, as It were, "by the yard," with never a halr's breadth of shading a to voice and with her feet firmly planted on the pedals. Doe ah think Omaha a bit cf the wild, uncultured west? To judge by her first enoor It would seem quite likely. Her whole attitude during the evening wa one of, "I must alng to these people and get It Over With." There Is, perhaps, another reason for her urigraclouan ,.,, ,, ess. 6h lus been getting pretty sharp criticism In other places; both for her manner df staging and for the insrtlatlo makeup of her programs. Altogether, they may. not have been con ducive to good temper. Everyone know how Melba 1 capable of alnging If she would take the trouble. Her poor, slovenly work here la taken as a personal affront. Either she Is getting abominably laty or her heavenly voice has reached the aenlth of ita perfection and 1 on the down grade. The last euppositlon la ridiculous, from the Scientific standpoint of the preservation of the voice. Melba Is 41 year old and haa been using her voice only eighteen years. Nordlcft ha been alnging twenty-five year (Omaha peopl will remember her last song recital hsrs at the Kounts Memorial church), Mafcella. Sombrlch ha twenty eight year of beautiful work to her credit, and Adeline Paul, th veteran prima donna, ha thlrty-sla year of tady good singing opposite her nam and thl I eliminating the last ten year of her musi cal career. It seems If Melba would hav to plead guilty to an unprogressjvs spirit. Her lack of temperament also show most decidedly In conoert work. She establish no aypmpatheUo communication with her audience, consequently If shs doe not alng well there I nothing left to enjoy. Her personality I not lovable. Let ut hop h will go to work and when h come bauk again that ah ' will hav recovered her wonderful art. Music lovers can 111 af ford to lose Melba st her best. Th concert promoter ax deeply Inter ested in their next venture at the Audi torium. It I ft rather bold one, but with such an artist as Ysaye, th famou Belgian violinist, who I on of th greatest living virtuoso, they should be successful. It I the Intention of the managsmtnt to charge ft moderate entrance fee come seats to be Ti cents and l apiece; the most expeaslve but W W, with the exception of th boxes. This should allow the music lover with ft fat purse, and th one with medlumly Una op, to enjoy themselves equelly. What th concert promoter would Ilk to do more than anything else would be to cut bus a sufficient number of people, so that they could put down ths prlo of tick et to th point where every musla lover In nd nisr Omaha could afford them. To society Is not In th money-making busi ness. Every oent that come In haa been snd, will be lnveeted In bringing firat-clsss rtiaix to th city. So far no money ha betn lost Th officer ere willing and anx ious to go on With the work next year If the end of the season equals ths beginning. Th Matinee Musk a! society of Lincoln titled "The Sleep Walker." The Mallory brother and Maxy Brook are accom plished on a number of Instruments, Includ ing chimes, the harp and various horns, while both Ed and Frank Mallory ar dancers. The remainder of the arts will be presented by performer who com her for the first time. Charlotte Ravcnecroft has a pleasing personality that adda to the attractlvrner of her rendition on the violin and vocal selections. A condensed musical comedy will t th contribution of Hen nlngs. Lewi and Henning. whll Russell and Lock r singers and dancer. The Alphine family are acrobat and equili brists. The kinodrome will show entirely new motion pictures, Including one called "The Escaped Lunatic," which depicts an exciting cross-country chase. Wedntsday will be Elks' night. The "best people on earth" will attend In ft body. The most notable feature of "Toodle In Posterland," which will be given at Boyd February t, a the fourth annual enter tainment of the Omaha Press club, It the variety and excellence of It music, which Is by Miss Pauline Sturge. a former Omaha high school' pupil. It rang In quality from light opera to ragtime. Inter spersed wtlh tuneful, populsr air. Tommy Oels h furnished an abundance of Jollity In the tsgt, and la top all there I ft chorus that can really sing. Prof, Wlllard Chamber of Foxy Grandpa, Calll Ballln gsr Lady Bountiful, Oiadya Chtndler Toodle and Dave O'Brien as Clarence, th Cop, ar quartet that will be hard to beat. Laura Campbell, Katharine Lyon, Camilla Usanter, Nslll MoCann, Birdl Whltford and Alma Schneider will appear ae the "Qlrl In Red," and Messrs. Conk Jin. Kelso, Cosh, Berg, Evans and Plliher will do th double sextsits called "When Your Chsperon Is Far Away." Mia Wln spesr will appear aa Mercedes and sing a tender luluby. called, "Sleep, Honey, Sleep." Calll Bellinger sings "Slumber on Toodles," Mis Chard will play "Violet," and with a male sextette will alng "Violet W Maiden Fair," Th following po. pie will be In the ct: Will Manchester, Ed Cogley, Mamie Penned, Eva Stutsman, Ruth Wariek, Lucille Zlnk Edna Jewell, Mlgnon Meredith. Edith Cameron, Caro line Flbeger, Martha DeBolt, May Weaver, Mis Dixon and Messrs. Stover, Miner, Travis, Dodge, Wolf, Webber, Abbott, Allen, Hamilton, Cosh, Brslnard, Suthoff, Kelso, Ealllnger, Smith, Dunlop and other, lomt Aotor itorle. Templeton and Mme, Rsjans were Fay gossiping. "By ths way," said ReJane, "1 can't understand why you kept away from America so long. Why did you rmaln suoh a long, long tlms In Paris?" "Because." rep:ied Miss Templeton, "It te the only city In the world where a lover uf the derma ean go to th theater night after night and be sure that he will never aee aft adaptation from the French." Alfred Henry Lewi, In hi stageland stories In th Saturday Evening Post, I re. ponslbls for the following Interesting tale on May Irwin: "Miss Irwin I a round personags of mid dle year and more than middle weight! to look at her would not mak on think on willow or sllmly bending pine. She 1, withal, of a frugal genius, and economical to a degree that would evoke plaudit from , ', ' ' engaged Gadski for a aong recital which i wa given last Friday night. The admla. 1 ion fee wa II to every part of the house, f handled by an American au Partlea were made up from yarlou. town. . Ethel Barrymore cloved In New-tork fast and there were special railroad occommoda- tlons. Madame Gadnkl gets something like $1,800 a night. Th fact that the mnaager dared make a straight price of $1 for every et enow that they have faith in their patron, and also that they ar working for art and not a bank account. The muelo library left by Theodore Thomas la valued at (160,000 andli th -suit of forty years of collecting. It Includes rare edition and autograph scores, given him by the great musician of Europe. The working part of the library was left to the Chicago orchestra for their continued use. It is an Interesting fact, and one highly In dicative of Mr. Thomas' character, that he bought every year all the muslo used by his organisation. His annual bill wa some thing like 13, CU0. Hie collection of 10.C00 pro gram book will be given complete to the Newbery library, : Mr. Thomas wa persuaded some time ago to undertake "his autobiography," to be published by a Chicago firm. Th first volume will contain th history of hi life and work up to last fall; the second, 8,000 program specially selected from the 10.0C0 that ha ha conducted. There ar also a few essays, ono on "Ths Art of Program Making," another op "Encores," and a third on "Late Comers." A few remarks might have been made on "late comers" the night Mr. Qane played at the First Baptist church. In spite of the fact that the concert did not begin until nearly 8:10, about a sixth of the ftudlenoe' camo in after the first number. We should, perhaps, be thankful that we have arrived at the point of keeping straggler In abey ance unui tne intermission arrive. Nev rthaleas. It I disturbing when one ha K Joyed a particularly fine intxDrU.tlon to b suddenly Jostled rudely back to earth by ft swinging door, gust of air and llttl bunch of belated ticket holder acuttllng down th aide. It Jar on one e mood. Listening 1 a fin srt and on woefully neglected In these day of hurry and many Intereat. Soma rare Individual are so constituted that thy can throw aside all the annoyance of their aurroundlnga and lose themselves absolutely In whatever 1 engaging their attention. . In them the power of concentration almoat amounte to genlu. But th average person bag to he assisted In his quest to "take in" and appreciate what la be for him. A quiet, attentive audience of fellow llstenere Is a tremendous help- If w could only remember that what we do and what we do not do affect other people perhaps more than ourselves, we might occasionally change our method of procedure. -4 it was a great disappointment that .Da Motta, the Portuguess pianist, wa obliged to cancel his date at Boyd January M. H h been playing with much auocess, according to the notices. MART LEARNED. te ana; Preal. Th Musical Art soclsty. under th lead ership of Mr. simais. will give it econd concert Trldsy evening, February W, In Council Bluffs. Mr. Cusoaden ha postponed th Philhar monic club date. fh coucert will eome the very last of February. Mr. Laneberg I to b tho soloist. Henry W. Savaea'a Knrllah erend nru ra iiuiuir urcueatrs rs engaged to D- liesr u uaunt April ft), and fit. Th Thelr "r'!u" consists of "otneiiu, ixihui ' "L firm. i srmen," ' U isuser." "11 Trove tore "ravallerla Rusiuwna. ' La Bouerae." "Tann- "I. rag liaccl" and The artista' recital to be given Under th direction of the musical department of the Woman's club will iJte plac February i In the auditorium of he First Congrega tional church. The performers are from IJitcoln and moat favorably known Mrs. Hersog, 'iuio; Mrs. Hagenvw, viwlln; Miss fclcle.J cellist . Hetty Oreen or Russell Sage. She told me thl herself. "It was when h came from bet dressing room ready to go en for th eond at. I chanced to be on the stage. Miss Irwin was gorgeous In a red dress arterial red. She swung around, with th remark: " 'Do you se thl drese? Cos. 18n and I hot parting with money. Th Ant night I had it on Jim Ford spoiled It.' "Thereat I expressed surprise and sym pathy. " 'It wa like this.' she observed. 'I donned the dress, red being my weaknessi I thought I'd never looked so well. Of course, rm rat; but still I felt that for once I wa beautiful. Jim Ford was back of the acenes; I confided to him that I ex pected to make the hit of my life. I pirou etted, even if I am the slie of a load or hey. " 'Don't I look like a peach?' I asked. No," aald Ford; "you don't you look Ilk a tomato." " That w hat he rwld-a tomato: and It almply rulnedfthe dress. I've hated It ever since; but. of course. It cost tlPO-whlch sum .doesn't grow on every bush and I'll war It out If It kill me.' " According to an English actress ther was one a fishmonger In a provincial town who had a flt of itage manl. so he studied and went to th Sheffield theater stage to plsy In Shakespearean drama. His mother, , rustic, much against her better Judgment, went to tost ungodly place a playhouae. All went wsll till Polonlus aald i "Do you know m, my lord?" "Excellent well," replied Hamlet, "you ar a fishmonger," That wa enough for th mother. She arose and shouldered her way out, ex claiming loudly, "Let roe get out! let me get out I I knew they'd Insult our Jack'." Th stag manager of -the spectacle "Mother Uons." th a me being W. H. Carelten, ft six-footer, was having trounio with soma of th children employed for th ballet. At th matin the other day he discov ered that two of the children had gone upon the stag without makeup on their faces, which I necessary for them a for the oubrette. and o he summoned the cul prit before him. "See here, you," he coldad, "don't never let roe catch you again coming on tha stage without your makeup. I, la a very awful offense, and I will have to fin you for It." "Teth, sir," lisped th offender. "Now thl wilt coat you ft cent, mis, and you, too, young man, and If I ever catch you doing It again it will be I and 6. Now remember." "Yeth, ir," they Hammered, and scam pered off. That nlfht when he got to th theater he found th children waiting for him. On llttl hand clinched ft penny and the other ft couple, "Her' your money, sir," thsy volunteered, "Oh, I don't want It now. We never collsot fin until pay day, and then wo take it out of the salary." "Teth, but when w get our pay we want It all," they Inslstsd, a though it wa th greatest thing in the world. That wa mora than th (tag manager could stand, and h grabbed up the little one, kissed them soundly, makeup and' all. and sent them on thslr way, each with a handful of small coin to safeguard them against similar emergencies In the future. Gosl from Stageland. "A Wlf'" Strategy," written by George MlddUton for Margaret Anglln. Is p re nounced only moderately successful. A Mabel McKInley, niece of the late presl dsnt, William McKInley, Is booked to ap- Eear at the. Orpheum for a, week beginning unday, February t. ' It isn't quite up to the dictionary, but al most. The "Old Gorgon Graham" letters are to be done Into a Play . by George Horace Lortmer and Paul M. Potter. . Orac George's' new ploy, which she Is now rehearsing, to be produced next month, la to be called "Abigail," and U ftn Amer- night and will be on tour again. Robert Eneson succeeds her at the Hudson, playing "Strongheart," a new play with an Indian hero. Sir Charles Wyndham closed hi New Tork season last night. He Is succeeded nt th Lyceum by "Mrs. Ijefflngwell's Boots," the nw Thomas comedy, fa whioh oste opathy haa a part. In order to keen the New Tork theaters full Ada Rehan 1 to be Jumped back to Gotham for another short engagement, be ginning February f. when she will present three play at the Liberty. Thl evening the Woodward A Burgess Amusement compsny takea over the Tootle theater nt St. Joseph, and wlU operate It in connection with their other theater at Omaha, Kansas City and Sioux City. Carl Belter will be home from St. Jomo on Tueadsv. And if you think Carl hasn't got a story to tell. Just ask him the first time you meet him. You'll forget that It's winter after you've listened to him for a few minutes. wife accept the attention of a dishonorable suitor to bring her husband to terms and after she has succeeded foolishly confesses the meane she resorted to and Is Imme diately accused of infidelity. It all Comes out right in the end. "Sana Gene," done over into an EngUsh musical comedy and called "Th Duchess of Dsntsle," produced In New Tork under the personal direction of Oeorge Edwerdes, has been pronounced the best thing she has sent over since J'The Mikado." Ivan Caryll provides ths muslo for It. ' . In summing up ths shortcomings of Harry Gordon "L'nole Theodore" Quench said: "Yes, dominoes, and then P1'1 ,Pnv BT1? then golf, and the pentterttfery." And Bill Murray sat there and let ft smile staai over hie stern Scotch countenance, as eeraphlo a If he had Just holed out in one. Monday evening Blanche Walh will get her chance, being presented el the Herald Square theater in New York in ft Clyde Fitch comedy, "The Woman In the Case." ft Is totally different from anything she has to play In fer many years. In that she doesn't die and Isn't at all Jealous. Just Imagine Blanche Walsh without one Jealous rene! Last high t wound tip the engagement of "Woodland" at th Herald Square theater, .Nfw Vok-. ,J.u,t. whV Mr: J". f"? to do with thia piece I not indicated a yef. He haa Just taken "The Yankee Consul" bsck to New York and Sent "Th Shogun" on th road Instead, and it may be that he will now allow "Woodland" to fill some of the western date he so abruptly can celled. Omaha would like another glimpse of the forest and Its merry and tuneful denUens. TO RAISE PERRY'S FLAGSHIP Mot t Recover a Fanioas Roll Which Helped Vaaqalsh th Barmy la ISIS. Whatever may be the objection to raising th hull of .th battleship Main from th mud of Havana harbor none of them can hold In the case pf Commodore Perry' flag ship, th Niagara, which It Is now proposed to raise from the bottom of Misery bay. lit Erl hsrbor, wher It ha reposed for three quarter of a century. Th ship wa built In Erie, and when it day of usefulness ws over was sunk out of sight, and for a long time almost out of memory. The house committee on naval affairs ha orederd a favorable report on the till providing money Tor raising the Niagara and turning It over to the etata home for disabled soldiers and ssllor. The Nlsgara was th flagship of the man who performed eff Put-In-Bsy In September, 1811, the unprecedented feet of compelling the surrender of an-entire British squadron, and as auch It should fairly share that af fection and veneration which th American people have long lavished on the Constitu tion and ons or two other historic ships, none of which really performed such a glorious part in naval war as fell to th share of Petry flagship. This national neglect can b attributed In great part to the fact that no gifted lyrist like the author of "Old Ironsides'' ha em balmed the Niagara' achievement In death less verse; aitd In part, perhaps, to the American tendency to forget the day of small things. The Niagara wu little If. any larger than on of the bouts which , AHlUKVKITt, KRUG THEATRE Price. 15c, 25c, 50c 75c Matinees, All Seats 25c Sunday Matinee 10c 25c, 50c NIGHTS AND TWO MATINEES HTtOaTb A V SUrtiixj With a Matinee 'WiJ'JV 1 MURRAY & JUsACEt IN THE NEW YORK CA4IN0 $40,000 PRODUCTION An English Daisy By Seymour Hicks. IT'S RECORD H Three N,,ht .nd . THURSDAY. FEB. 2 Saturday Matinee, Starting;... mmmmmmmmmmmmmmJzmtmmmmmmmm LEWIS PONAXETTA Presents Sutton Vane's Mas terpiece, The Greatest of All Melo-Dramas THE SPAW OF SJFE A Car Load of Special Hmjery, Mechanical anil Elwtrlcal Effects. A large "lid excellent company, including the nonnietlaa. A Majrnlfl certt I'rodiictlon. The Acme of ItcalUm. The Tlunaclc of Scenic grand uro. Ntxt Sunday, Billy B. Von BOYD'S POPULAR PRICED MATINEE TOD AY Tonight at 8:i3 CARLE AMUSEMENT COMPANY ENTERPRISE A Big Mm leal Melsng The KUJaid Fwlummy Original New Verk Theatre Preductloa and Cempsny. Tuesday and Wednesday-Special Wednesday Uatlnee CHARLES B. DILLINGHAM Presents MAXINE ELLIOTT In the CLYDE FITCH Comedy HER. OWN WAY "GREATEST SUCCESS KNOWN IN YEARS." PRICES Mzhts. 25c, 50c. 75c, $1, $1.80. 111 1 A . FOURTH ANNUAL ENTERTAINMENT OP THE OMAHA PRESS CLUB WILL BE' GIVEN AT BOYD'S THEATRE FEBRUARY 6. 1905 The Dsllgatfal Tkree-Act Musical Csady, TOODLES IN: POSTERLAND Word and lyrics by T. P. OBTZ. Muslo by PAULINE 3TUR0ES .1 10 PEOPL C ISO, SUPBKB COSTUMES. PRETTY QIRLS Twenty-two Big Musical Specialties. See Foxy Grandpa, Happy Hooligan. Sunny Jim, Clarence, th Cop, and th rest of the funny paper characters. Hear "The Knockers,'' "Did You Ever Run Across s. Thing Like That," Violet was a juaiuen rair. TICKETS, a.; i ., . , i-. n M. x i j us modern 1,000 ton battleship carries on Its deck. In these days a 2,600-ton war veaael Is not considered worthy of ft plac In ft line of battle and Is used chiefly for aea police duty, yet th combined tonnage of Perry' aquadron did not exceed 1,500 ton. An ordinary lake freighter I largr-Clv-land Plain Dealer. . SOME FACTS ABOUT MAHOGANY Wfher It Grows, It Valao sad Hew It I Prepared (or Ship neat. Th United State la not a mahogany growing country, unless Cuba may now be ssld to be a part of the United States. It Is a tropical wood. It horn Is In Central America and In Cuba, Jamaica and Santo Domingo, The Islands, say the Missis sippi Valley Lumberman, give the emalleSt but heaviest snd prettiest wood. British Honduras, Guatemala and Nicaragua give the most and Mexico the largest timber. The richer, solid, heavy varieties come from the Islands. These will not float. They are susceptible of a high polish, and the wood has a rich, wavy figure. The pretty figured plecee of wood are of great value. A six-foot piece (which Included the crotch of a tree) In ft certain shipment will bring about KC0 when cut into veneers. No matter where a shipment of the wood comes from, or what variety It la, there ar always more or less of th fin, flaky (tick that mak veneer. Mehogany I a pheno menal wood In that it doea not warp under any condition of weather, use or age; neither doe it shrink. It Is of great beauty, hardness and durability. In no other wood can these qualities be found oomblned with large else, uniformity of grain and rich ness of color and figure. The island timbers are eight to ten feet In length by twelve Inche In diameter, some tram Cuba, however, reaching thirty five feet In length by two feet In diameter. Honduras squared Umbers are a long forty feet by two feet In diameter, and th three-foot and four-foot timber come from Mexico. The softer mahogany come from th swampy lands. There are no mahogany forests; ths trees are not grouped that way, the Individual trees being more or less widely sepsrated. Llks other trees, the core Is the poorest part, Often being worthies. A schooner losd represents an expendi ture of about Ill.ObO.' That I not alt for the timber, labor and freight, ft consider able part of It representing "grease" to th Spanish customs officers, whos favor 1 not obtained by a smile. Ther r ho saw mills In the mahogsny growing coun tries. The treee when cut down r squared, by hand. An Indianapolis company ia going to hav them hewn In octagon snap hereafter instead of squares, believing It wll get it per cent more timber out - of them in this way. Oxen are used for the haul to tha water, and the timbers are rafted and floated to larger streams, where larger rafts ar made and sent to a loading port. Having arrived there, the lumber man's troubls and expenses are not half over. The coming and going -of ship to thes small ports are not regulated like the run ning of railroad trains. It may be an nounced that a ahip will be there on tha th and there ia ft great scurrying to get .the timber ready When the ship do get AMI 9KMKT. Walttr Slaughter Months at tu ttioDc Tiiefttcr, Hoeion. Months at tli Cnslno. New York. pars In England, ami Still Kunnlng. In "THE ERRAND BOY." WOODWARD & BU.1QES5, MANAGERS $2. Mating, 25c '50c, 75c SI. $1.50. ' ' nmla..Lli..LiUii.uiarpr - - si.oo . ft CRIIOHTON 'Phone 4H. Week Comitieticittg Sunday Matinee, Jan. 29 TODAY, J;15-TONIGHT, 1:1 MODERN VAUDEVILLE Herrmann the Great In HI Palao of Enchantment, Assisted by MARIE HERMANN Queen of Illusions. Fred'k Hallen & Molly Fuller Presenting "THE SLEEP WALKERS." Mallory Bros, and Brooks Refined Musical Artists. CharJotte Ravcnscroft Muslo nd Song. ' Hennings, Lewis & Hennings In ft Condensed Muslcsl Comedy. Russell & Locke Singer and Dancer. The Alpine Family' Famous Ungllah Acrobats. Kinodrome Novelty In Moving Picture. Prices 10c 25c, 50c Coming-Feb. 6 MABEL McKINLEY, Niece of the Late President Table d'Hote Dinner SUNDAY AT THH Calumet Coffee House Privats Dining Kesas I Annex. ther they will not wait for th arrival of their timber cargo, but will sail uway without It If It I not ready. So tha raft re anchored. There la a worm, or marine borer, that likes mahogany, and he goes prmptty to work. If th ship doe not arrive on time and I not sighted within a flay or two the timber must all be hauled up on the beach or every timber turned over daily. The worm doea not make fast time In boring, and If the aids he I working cn I turned to the hot sun be fore th borer get more than an Inch or o In It will scorch him to detv-W Tork Sun. , , 1 &4 i I HO i I J i . LullLiLJ liD ; A .