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TI1E OMAHA ILLUSTRATED HEE.
Gossip About Plays, Players and Playhouses
SOLEMN hush now rirrvadps the
atmosphere that erftwhlle ha
n stirred by the clamor rf
those who parade their wares at
tho theater, and were It not fur
the premonitory splutter of the managers,
the firmament would he sllont. T1n.se whn
write for and of the staire are as client
an the summer day before the breaklnpr
f the storm. It may be that a storm
portends; yet this la hardly probable, for
the barometer has hold steady at the clear
weather point, and only tho stillness Indi
cates a possible change. It Is more than
likely thnt the quiet hour mean that the
writers are taking a long breath for the
winter season, when the writings of the
one clans will again be exposed to the
writings of the other, when the author
must produce what he has been promising
during the last few weeks or months, and
set It before the critics that they may
turn on It the torrent of their pent-up
words. It doesn't really matter a great
deal If they be words of praise or blame,
they will be turned loose Just the same,
and the first gush of them will come forth
as a mountain torrent after a sliower.
Not a great deal that will merit serious
criticism Is to be offered at the theaters
during the rnmlnr winter. If the advance
notices are to be believed. The well trodden
I. tr. K rroallv itinartnit from.
What will probably evoke the storm near
est to cyclonic proportions will very likely
be the production of "Monna Vanna,"
which Is set down for an early presenta
'tlon at the Manhattan under the direction
of Harrison drey Flske, with Miss Bertha
K&llsch In the title role. It is somewhat
to the credit of the American profession
of acting that this most advanced of the
Maeterlinck dramas has not yet been given
over here. But It Is bound to come, and
sb It will very likely be better to have It
In the hands of some one entirely compe
tent. It haa unquestioned dramatic
strength; Indeed. It would be hard to con
ceive situations more Intensely powerful
than those furnished by this play. But It
till Is a play that would better be left
for reading and debate, if It must be dis
cussed, in private. At all events, Its pres
entation is sure to bring about a re
crudescence of the unavailing argument as
to the man and the woman, ani the third
Maeterlinck has in this play propounded
a question that will very likely never be
answered. Briefly Pisa Is hopelessly be
sieged, starvation and pestilence are al
readyslaylng mora than the war; the fall
of the town Impends, and the sack is cer
tain to bring death and dishonor to many
more, for the soldiers of that delightful
period had the comforting habit of helping
themselves to whatsoever they fancied
when turned loose to pillage a conquered
community. The commander of the be
sieging army Is a renegade, with apparently
original Ideas. He sends words to the
commander of the beleaguered city that If
he will send his wife, clad In a single gar
ment, to the tent of his victorious rival to
spnd a single night, the town will be re
lieved. A train of wagons, bearing pro-
j l visions ana supplies neeaea lor ira succor
' Jt of the Plsans. is drawn up in full sight
F i . i
of the famished garrison and citizens,
awaiting the word to move. The council
of statesmen and soldiers urge on the gen
eral to accept the offer, pleading with him
In the name of the suffering thousands;
bis father begs him to consent, and his
wife, Vanna, adds her plea to that of the
others. Imploring her husband to allow her
to sacrifice herself that the many may
be spared. He refuses. Vanna determines
to act without his consent, and goes as
required to the tent of the renegade. There
he la recognized, .by him as the woman
on whom he has fixed his Ideal, the love
of his life. This scene is treated with ex
quisite delicacy by the author, and a strong
contrast Is set up between the selfish love
of the husband and the purer, tenderer
passion of the man who had worshiped
her more as a name than as an actual
existence. Instead of a barbarian. Inflamed
with the basest of passions, Vanna finds a
man of reason, Imbued with some fine no
tions of honor and with high1 ideas of per
sonal conduct. She returns to the city
the nex day as the honored guest of the
conqueror, and Is met with cold reproaches
y her hui-band. When the city has been
r-nv'd and the victorious army Is with
drawn, the husband throws his rival into
I i'-ngeon and declares his doom. Here
JV'n, Is Vanna called on to contrast
V ' ' 1,iv 1 1 f thu turt n.An n ,1 K-O.l....
'..e guard, rhe seeks to liberate the pris
oner. Th-it Is all. Maeterlinck hasn't an
swered the question, nor Is the conclusion
t obvious as to evade a dispute. What
Joyful time will be had when Miss
Kalis 'h. and her company set this dish be
fore the critics of New York.
' Barrle la to be served up later In the
eavon In a double dish, having provided a
short drama of the 'Little Mary" type and
a one-act comedy of tho Barrle kind. The
Burrymoro family Ij to have the serving of
Barrle, Ethel and John appearing In "Alice
Bit by the Fire" and Lionel In tho certain
. raiser, which is to be called "Pantaloon."
The title chosen for the m.-iin i.
that is likely to raise a multitude of expec-
tant notions In the minds of the audience.
but the effect of the play ls to be de
termined yet. Barrle as a playwrlter differs
somewhat from Barrle the novelist, but
only In degree, and one of the greatest
difficulties In connection with Barrle has
been to know when he ls spoofing and
when he means It. Americans, who eat
pie for breakfast and rarebits for midnight
luncheons, couldn't see the Joke In "Little
Mary," and declined to take it seriously.
It may be that this new play, which might
suggest Cinderella to some and the Small
weeds to others, will leave us as much In
doubt us did his four act disquisition on
dyspepsia and rational gastronomy. Never
theless, It will be grist for the writer's
mill. Clyde Fitch, Augustus Thomas, Mrs.
Humphrey Ward and Bernard Shaw are
also to contribute to the material to which
reams of paper and yards of typewriter
ribbon will be devoted during the coming
winter. It may not be a lively winter for
the patrons of the drama, but It looks
promising for the critics from this distance.
It would be very nice here to set forth
that the critics are shanenlng pencils and
trimming pens In readiness for the on-
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slaught. Hut It wouldn't be appropriate.
Fencil and ren have vanished before the
prosaic typewriter, and only In Paris Is to
be found the man whose soul Is so deli
cately attuned that he must needs have
paper of a pnle green hue on which to re
view a trigedy. of yellow for a comedy
and scarlet for melodrama, with suitable
Inks. It's the regulation "copy" paper fur
nished by the office, cut to a slzo that Is
convenient for the typesetUng machine, and
a typewriter, nleo furnished by the office,
for the critic of the present. He does his
little level est to keep up with the proces
sion, and would be clear out of the picture
If he undertook to write his stuff by any
of the archaic methods still popular In fic
tion. Moreover, the critic today Is expected
to handle them hot off the bat. and Isn't
permitted to waste much time In groping
around searching for the exact word to ex
press his feelings. If he can't think of
"hantle" when he wants to, he must slap
down "mlckle" and let It go nt that, trust
ing to his reader's Intelligence or haste to
exonerate him from the palpable error In
quantity. And. If the edition would wait,
and the malls could be held until the critic
had thought out the precise degree of ap
probation or reprobation desirable to bo
bestowed on the particular performance In
question, he has still another Incentive to
the USB Of tne IVpewriTIT. HX I"'"' "
made plainly, and If he be so fortunate as
to write "hantle," he Is not ordinarily ex
posed to the danger of seeing It appear in
print "mlckle." Put such solecisms do oc
curand when they do that Isn't the word
the critic uses in referring to the occur
rence. He never gets quite accustomed to
It, for the conscience of even a hardened
and experienced critic does not be
come entirely calloused, and he usually
retains a little pride In Its own facility for
expressing his views. Therefore when tho
Merganthalr takes It Into Its iron head
to substitute white for black, or something
equally annoying, the critic feels a pang
that would delight some of those who long
to see him suffer. By the time he gets
around to meet the man who in supposed
to have some influence over the Mergen
thaler, he has concluded that It Is too
late to catch those who have already read
the paper, and maybe he had better say
nothing about It. Philosophy Is a great
thing, even for a critic. It buoys him up
through many a dull performance, enables
him to say many a kind word when ha
feels more like saying a sharp one, and
eliminates many a caustic remark from a
review. And so he has his little type
writer all nicely oiled and adjusted, with
a fresh ribbon, and Is only waiting for
the man In "one" to push the button
and notify the man In the fly gallery to
"hist the rag."
Just a week remains In Omaha before the
beginning of the "winter" season. The
Krug starts next Sunday night, which Is
about as early as could reasonably be
looked for. Two weeks from Monday May
Irwin will be at the Boyd, but her appear
ance there Is not Intended to signalize
the opening of the season. She will be
merely a breather. On Sunday, September
3, Miss Ethel Barrymore will begin the
regular season at tho Boyd, presenting for
three performances, "Sunday," the play In
which she made so much talk In New
Tork and London last season after laying
aside "Cousin Kate." Miss Barrymore will
make a short tour of the west, and then
return to Now Tork, about November 1,
to present the Barrle play. The date for
opening the Orpheum lias rot yet been
definitely fixed, but Is tentatively set at
either the first or second Sunday In Sep
tember. The Burwood will be opened as
soon as possible, but Its state of lncom
pletton prevents fixing the date for a cer
tainty. Sarah Bevnnardt.
In a long trailing robe of cream white,
relieved only by a bunch of pale pink car
nations, Mme. Sarah Bernhardt, ever
youthful, sat against the purple velvet of
a sofa. Not a Jewel marred the color har
mony of the exquisitely restful tableau.
In one of the sumptuous salons of her
hotel the great actress received me and
graciously answered my importunate ques
tions, In spite of the fact tha. a long and
fatiguing Journey had Immediately pre
ceded our interview. Who, would ever
guess from tho fresh evellfee physiognomy
of the great artiste that she had Just re
turned from a busy tour In Swansea, Bris
tol and other provincial towns? And she Is
hurrying off this very evening to re
hearsal 1 Yet all this, she tells me with a
smile, is nothing to what she can accom
plish In one day I .
Fearing to lot the precious moments slip
without hearing all I had come to learn, I
began to pour forth a yplley of questions,
my first, of course, dealing with "Angelo,"
Victor Hugo's dramatic masterpiece of
sculptural prose, as Theophlle Gautier calls
It. "I am appearing," replied Mme, Sarah
iMirnnurat, "ror the first time in London
as I -a Tisbe, a i part, as you know, which
haa been impersonated by three celebrated
actresses Mme. Dorval, Mile. Mars and
Mllo. Rachel. For many years I longed to
Interpret the role of the passionate courte
san of medioval Padua, 'the outcast of
society," to use Victor Hugo's own words
the rival In love and beauty of tho noble
dame, Catarina Malaplerl, who, like
Caesar's consort, Is above suspicion. In
18731 was then rehearsing 'Ruy Bias' at
the Odeon theater I went to pay a visit
to Victor Hujio . to express my wish of
interpreting the part of Ijo. Tisbe. The
poet, I remember, was then standing and
sketching at his desk one of those fantastic
landscapes he was wont to execute with
either ink or charcoal, or even soot. He
laughed so loudly and so heartily at my
suggestion that he sank exhausted in his
" 'My dear child," he gasped, as Boon as
he had sufficiently recovered breath, ie
fore attempting to play La Tisbe you must
acquire greater physical strength and ar
tistic experience. It would take you years
"And you see," added Mme. Sarah Bern
hardt, "it took me Just thirty-three years
to have my wish fulfilled, for, as you know,
it wus only, last February that I singed
'Angelo' for the first time at my theater In
"Following on the production of Victor
Hugo's prose drama, I propose to appear
again during the present season in Vic-
Every mother feels a
great dread of the pain
and danger attendant upon
the most critical period
of her life. B
fi.oo per If UViiail J
torien Sardou's 'La Farclere.' It has been
hinted that a passion for the mysterious
and the occult. In fact, for what was once
called the Black Art, prompted me to In
carnate on the stage the character of Zo
raya, the sorceress. This Is, of course, an
other of the many wild legends about me
given to the world by that unknown, lrre
ressihle mystiflcateur the 'person who
knows.' At one time, It Is true, I took great
Interest In spiritualism, and even acted as
Slmone d'Aubenas In Vlctorlen Bardou's
'Splrltlsme,' the part of a woman resusci
tated from the dead. Our veteran dramatist
believes still, I think. In the Influence of
what he calls 'the mysterious and uncon
trollable Power, but as regards myself, I
have, for a long time, lost all faith In spir
itualism and other kindred subjects."
Of the forthcoming performance In Lon
don of "Adrienne Lecouvreur," Mme. Sarah
Bernhardt spoke with enthusiasm, both ns
an actress looking forward to a new crea
tion and as an author anticipating the pro
duction of a new work. For the play,
which Is to be staged next week at the
Coronet theater. Is not, as Omaha Bee read
ers know, tho well known piece by Scrlbo
and Legouve. but an original work written
entirely by Mme. Sarah Bernhardt.
Not content with being a great actress, a
painter, a sculptor, an art critic, a novelist
and even an aeronaut, Mme. Bernhardt has
also written for the stage. After producing
her first play, "L'Aveu," some years ago,
she will now moke her second bow to the
public as a dramatist In "Adrienne Lecouv-
The author explnlned to me that she had
woven a plot round the story of the Duch
ess de Bouillon and Adrienne I.ooiivreur.
Her stage version differs from that of
Scribe and I-egouve's In that It comprises
six acts Instead of Ave, and Introduces new
scenes In the Bastlle and the Luxembourg
Gardens, and new parts, as those of Vol
taire, Count d'Argenthal, Du Marsay, la
Balicourt and the hunchbnek Abbe Bourret
a very effective role, entrusted to M. de
"To what," I hnrarded, "do we owe the
fact of such a sensational premiere taking
place In London?"
"Ah! You will scarce believe when I telt
you," replied Mme. Bernhardt, with flash
ing eyes, and reaching out her arms In an
inimitable gesture of despair; "the Soclete
des Auteurs actually refused to allow me to
produce my own play In my own theatre.
And so," she continued, now smiling, "I
place myself and my work at the mercy of
a London audience."
Pressed for particulars of her future
plans, Mme. Sarah Bernhardt kindly gave
me her program. Three weeks In London,
then touring In the provinces, where she
will appear with Mrs. Patrick Campbell In
Maeterlinck's "Pelleas et Melisande," then
off to South America and back again In
Paris for the winter, where she will pro-
duce "Salnte Therese," a drama In verse
by M. Catulle Mendes. Another Interesting
Item of the program Is the revising of the
proof sheets of "Les Memolres de Sarah
Bernhardt," which will be published In the
autumn, simultaneously In Paris, London
and New York.
"But when," I asked, "do you rest?'
"Oh, I may spend a few days at my sea
side villa In Brittany, where I sometimes
turn to decorative art for relaxation."
Mme. Bernhardt went on to tell me that
she Is fond of casting fish In plaster molds,
to form quaint designs In the "art nouveau"
style. "I work them," she said, "In marble.
bronze, silver or gold. I am now engaged
on a decorative fountain In this style. Some
of my designs have been adapted and used
rather effectively, I think, for Jewelry by
the famous LaMque. I quite recently pre
sented Edmond Rostrand with a fish of my
own molding. In gold, with eyes of opal."
Mme. Bernhardt rose, and with a parting
Music and Musical Notes
N getting up any sort of a musl-
cal subscription list, there is one
obstacle encountered which really
notweih. ti ,h,. ..... ...
outweighs all others, viz: tho
non-musical husband of the musi
cal wife. It suppose it would be rank disre
spect to refer to him as "the rag-time
husband;" however, that is what he. really
is. He likes "The Good Old Summer Time,"
and "Just Kiss Yo'self Good-bye"" and will
go gleefully to hear a park band, but a
classical concert makes him groan with
weariness, and to drag him to one is a
bigger bargain than most women want to
enter Into. Of all the hideous things, the
worst is to go to hear something that you
particularly care for, (music, the theatre.
readings), with a person who sits beside you
yawning with ennui. I'd like to convert the
unmusical husbands, but falling that, why
ls It that their helpmeets who care for muslo
,,. . . .. , ,
cannot go bravely to good recitals alone,
or wun some woman rricna? Last winter
x nearu a gin iriena, iwenty-nve years old,
say mat sne missed isaye when she was
crazy to hear him, because her brother
couldn't take her! To me the situation
seemed absurd. Women nowadays can go
about alone with such absolute safety. Men
do not give up their pet amusements when
they marry (at least they shouldn't, and
the woman who asks It is very foolish);
why should a wife give up the things she
ls fond off For some unknown reason
music ls the first thing to disappear in the
background, that ls here In the west. An
appreciation of good music doesn't confer
the same degree of culture and ample edu-
cation out here that It does in the east.
We have not arrived at that stage of cos
mopolitan life. When our prominent busi
ness men begin to take an interest in that
side of affairs we shall have something
solid to Btand on. Our commercial life ls
growing; we have city clubs, country clubs,
boulevards, fine horses, good Clothes. The
time Is pretty nearly ripe to begin on musio
acid good paintings, and the phase of exist
ence which caters to beauty in all its var
ious forms. If the wives who really love
good muslo stay away from It "because
they don't like to leave their husbands;"
what ls left but ruin and desolation? The
entire fabrlo of a possible structure Is
rent. I contend that thesa. wives ought to
go to all good concerts and occasionally
inveigle their husbands for a number or
two. A beginning must be made somehow.
Sir Edgar Elgar while In New York
stirred up a fine hornets' nest when he
made bold to criticise the American na
tional airs. I was moved to make a few
remarks on the subject myself last week.
The following communication covers a little
n.ore surface and ls most apropos:
OMAHA. Aug. 4 To the Musical Editor
of The Bee: Your remarks In lust Sunday's
Issue anent the criticisms of Kir Edward
Elgar on the American and English "na
tional" air were pat enough, but hardly
went as far as some of us might wish. It
will be admitted without dispute that the
airs that have been consecrated as "na
tional" are crude and but a little ways re
moved from barbaric, but when one con
siders the end, do not the means appear
Justified In this Instance? The so-called
national airs were not designed for the
edification of musically cultured people, but
are primarily intended for the uses of the
mass, and such as have written scoros are
to be rendered on the simplest of musical
Instruments. It would le absurd to under
take a Beethoven symphony or a Moiart
Butas on the nfe. and drum. Just aa the
rendition of "Yankee Doodle" In Its sim
plicity by a full orchestra would be ab
surd. But consider the effect. When one
wish for the success of "Adrienne Icouv-
took leave of the great artiste.
de l'Attltudo t Prlncesse des
Oosstp from Staneland.
Florence Lester has been entnged by
Broadhurst & Currle to be featured In the
title role of "Texas."
George Ade Is completing a plav for
Charles Frohman. It will be produced with
Joseph Wheelock, Jr., In the star part.
Blanche Walsh will begin her tour with
her last season's success, "The Woman In
the Case," In Cincinnati on Labor day.
Fay Davis, who is now In England, will
return to America In November and ap
pear In the new comedy, "All-uf-a-SudJen
Keeping the lid on In Pt. Louis has had
one good effect. It has enabled Melbourne
MacDnwell to fill an engagement at the
Belle Gold, the "woman darky delinea
tor," as the old-time show bills would say,
will play a lending role In support of Mc
Intyre and Heath In "The Hum Tree."
In "The Rogers Brothers In Ireland" all
th characters except the Kogers brothers
are supposed to be Irish and speak with a
brogue. The brothers will not abandon
their Dutch dialect.
Klaw & Rrlanger have begun the new
theatrical season most auspiciously. They
will have twelve groat attractions, em
ploying nearly 3 OUO people, before the publlo
by the first day of January.
Paula Edwardes Is enroute to New York
after a summer spent In Algiers. The
young prima donna will begin rehearsals
of her new musical comedy early In Sep
tember, and Is scheduled to open her sea
son in October.
Carol McComas, whose father Is a United
ductlon of "The Pearl and the Pumpkin."
This is Miss McCunias" first role in this
line of stage work. She fills it well.
The Shuberts havo purchased from Agnes
and tVeiton Cnsile tlie dramatic rights to
their novel, "The Secret Orchard." i'lian
iiing Pollock, whose stage version of "In
the Bishop s Carriage" was produced last
Monday ut Hartford, will make the adapta
tion. Grace Von Studdlford has been engaged
for the new musical comedy which Is to
start the season of the Weber Musical
Hall, New York, In September. The com
edy Is the work of George M. Cohan,
Maurice I.evl und Kdgar Smith. Meantime
she is resting at her pretty home near
C. M. S. McLellan, author of "Leh
Kleschna," has written a comedy called
"On the Love Puth," which will be pro
duced early In September ut the Hay
market theater, London, the American
rights of which have been secured by
Evie Green Is giving a series of ballad
and song recltald In Londun with great
success, making a feature of recitations of
children's poems by the lute Kugene Pield.
Miss Green will sail for America the latter
part of August to begin rehearsals of
'The Duchess of Dantzlc."
Manager Ben Harris, It Is reported, has
arranged a world tour for Putnam Uradlee
Strong and May Yohe, starting from San
Francisco to Honolulu, thence to t lie Phil
ippines, Into China, Japan, India, South
Africa and Europe, going finally from
London to New York .
Charles Frohman has arranged with Sir
Charles Wyndham and Mary Moore to re
turn to America after the new vear for
"a fifteen weeks' tour. Ha has also ar-
ranged to bring over Sir Henry Irving, who
comes a year from next October for his
farewell tour. John Hare will also be
seen that season In America.
Viola Allen has acquired the rights for a
play by Comyne Carr which she will re
serve for future use. Mr. Carr was long
associated with Sir Henry Irving in the
management of the Lyceum theater, Lon
don, and his dramatization of "Oliver
Twist" was lately presented by Beerbohm
Tree at His Majesty's theater, London.
Next season Miss Allen is to apjjear iu a
play by Clyde Fitch.
At the Illinois theater, Chicago, last Sun
day night Richard Carle. In "The Mayor
of Toklo," opened an engagement of three
weeks. The piece hns already enjoved a
prosperous run of eight weeks at the Stude
baker theater, and when the engagement Is
completed Mr. Carle will hold the record for
the longest consecutive run of any of the
numerous shows which have played Chicago
during the present summer.
In "Tho Catch of the Season," the Eng
lish musical comedy success, which Charles
Frohman produces at Dalv's, New York
In September, Edna May will play the part
of Angela Chrystal, whose domineering
stepmother and envious sisters have made
hears a classic comDosltlon the higher n,t
nobler emotions are appealed to, and. It
f ny tne 1elTect ls an uplift of the soul,
ur'" e thought to higher things and
lending me mind out onto a plane above
und beyond that of the normal. But when
it comes to "the crash of the rolling drum
and the trumpet that sings of fame" we
must have something simpler. Imagine a
regiment going Into buttle to the strains
of a Wagnerian prelude or a Mascagul
Intermezzo. Your artistic nature revolts
at this; of course It does, but you can
think of kilted Highlanders swinging along
in battle front to the skirling of that acme
of "musical" abominations, the bagpipe.
The band of the First Colorado was noted
as the finest among the volunteer organiza
tions that went to Manila, and Its concerts
on the Escolto and the Prado were enjoyed
by thousands who appreciate the best of
compositions; but the day the band marched
through the surf Into the battle that pre
ceded the capitulation of the city It played
"Therii Re a Hot Time In tho ("ilri.Town
Tonight." The airs Sir Edward complains
of ar" written better than he wots, for
they touch the elemental In man's nature,
and patriotism ls essentially an elementary
passion. Just as ls the willingness to tight
Thus, it appears to me, that despite the
stricture of the eminent English musical
authority, we will have to be content to
march to death and glory to the airs that
led our fathers along the same path.
"Yankee Doodle," "The Girl I Ieft Be
hind Me," "The Campbells Are Coming."
"MeLeod's Reel," "Bonaparte's .Retreat"
and all that glorious host of quicksteps
will stir the blood and give a lissome light
ness to weary feet as no classic k .sa 1 11 y
can. Our military bands will render the
highest and best at guard mount and on
dress parade, and tho weekly ooncerts at
the post will continue to be classic, but
when the flag Is unfurled at the head of
the regiment and the order to advance ls
given the tune the band plays will bo one
that ls tanuiiar anu lias a ngnting strain
Also I have received the music to a new
"America," arranged for school use by
Ole Vlkoren of Holdrcge, Neb. The hymn
ls good, but it ls safe to say that the old
tune will cling to the end of time.
The program below was given by Miss
Louise Ormsby of Central City at her
home on July IS. This young woman has
spent several years studying abroad, and
now resides In New York, where she holds
the position of soprano soloist In the Fifth
Avenue synagogue, also singing Sundays
at the Summer Baptist church iu Brooklyn:
Aria Le Cld '. Massenet
(a) Night and Dawn Fairfield
(b) Daffodils Are Here Ronald
(c) Out of the Darkness d'HarUclut
Japanese Love bong. ...Clayton Thomas
An eln Vellchen Brahma
Es Blinkt der Thau Rubenmeln
When You Speak to Me d llardelot
At -Twilight Nevln
Mighty i.iku a Rose tby request). Nevin
Happy Song Del Riego
Notes and Personals.
Miss Wllhelmlna Lowe ls visiting at Fort
Crook, having finished her season's work
with Souau a band.
The Boston Symphony orchestra Is giving
a series of ten Sund iy evening concerts at
the Casino in Bar Harbor.
Mr. Joseph Gahm ls working on his own
Compositions this summer and publishers
are coming his way. He ls taking his va
cation Is and around Chicago because of
Mrs. Gahm. who ls studying with Tra
montl, the famous harpist whom Tneodore
Thomas secured for his orchestra a year
or two before his death. He (Tramonti)
has given Mrs. Gahm great encouragment
and has warmly complimented her on her
playing. Mr. Gahm Is not In Chicago on
any business which might end in his stay
ing t lrnie He will resume work In Omaha
ruht early in Uvptember.
of her another Cinderella. In addition to
many new son us. Ml May will have still
more opportunities for acting than In "The
School Girl." and It will be remembered
how pleasing her "acting'" scenes were In
that musical play.
Klaw A Erlar.ger have engaged Dorothy
Rossmore to play Iras In "Hen Hur" the
coming season. Other principals engaged,
most of whom have been with this com
pany for several vears. are Alphons Ethler,
who will play Ben Hur; Charles Hlrgal, A.
W. Harriss. Robert McWade, Jr.. Henry
Weaver, Judlus McVicker. Charles Can
field, James Coolev, Joseph Rahley. J. C.
Robinson. Edward Buchanan. Mabel Mor
timer, Josephine Morse, Stella Boniface
Weaver and Daisy Robinson.
The season at the Empire theater, New
York, will be opened In September, as al
ways, with John Drew, whom Charles
Frohman will present In an American char
acter In a new play bv Augustus Thomas.
Margaret Ifile will continue as his leading
woman. Mr. Drew's engagement will be
followed by Mnude Adams' season In the
Barrle play, "Peter's Pan." During re
hearsals of this piny Mr. Barrle proposes
to come to New York, in Peters ran''
Miss Adums will again impersonate the
character of a boy. The piece Is In nine
scenes and will require fully seventy
The Show, which Is published by the
Shuberts at 10 cents a year, has just made
its appearance for August. This last num.
ber of the little magazine Is Infinitely more
attractive than any of Its Interesting pre
decessors. The Illustrations Include a strik
ing cover design by Jack Chamberlain, a
sketch of "The Matinee Girl" by Francis
Sagerson and seven naif-tone portraits of
prominent players. Short stories and verses
are contributed by Lillian Russell, Charles
Hanson Towne, H. L. Mencken, Willis
Hteell, Hector Rosenfeld, Walter Eaton and
Elfild Bingham. It may be truthfully said
of The Show that It is easy to read and
Louis James announces his plans ?or
the coming season as follows: He will
appear under the management of J. J.
Coleman In sumptuous revivals of "Vir
ginias," "lngomar" snd "Richelieu," com
plete In every detail, scenery, costumes
and accessories, undi supported by n com
pany whose equal, we are assured, has
not been seen since tho palmy day of the
'80s. He will begin these revivals ut
Ford's opera house early In September,
then will make an extensive tour of the
principal cities, returning to New York
after the holidays. This will be the first
time "Vlrglnlus" has been played as a
production on Broadway In almost a
decade, and to the present generation
ought to be a novelty and a treat.
Winston Churchill, who wrote "The
Crisis ' and "The Crossing," Is himself to
send on the road the coming season a
dramatization of the last named novel.
James K. Hacked had an option on this
play, but when he decided not to use It
the author determined to secure the profits
himself, and, us ho Is a rich man, can
give to his new theutrlcal enterprise all
the financial bucking that is needed. The
dramatization has been nunlo by Louis
Kvan Shlpman, and both author and play
wright are confident that the new play
will duplicate the success of "The Crisis."
The tour of the company has been booked
for a long season, the play opening In
Cleveland early In October. A strong com
pany will bo secured, to be headed by John
Blair and Mabel Burt.
The Shuberts, who have announced their
Intention of booking their houses and at
tractions hereafter In absolute Independ
ence of the Theatrical trust, acquired four
new theaters last week. This quartet In
cludes the Colonial theater, Cleveland-; the
Empire theater, Newark; the Lyceum thea
ter, Baltimore, and the Duquesne theater,
Iltisburg, which last place of amusement
Is to be known henceforth as the Belasco.
These additions give the Shuberts twenty
seven places of amusement, tha bookings
for which, made up of their own stars and
those of David Belasco and Harrison Grey
Flske, comprise such players as Sarah
Bernhardt, Ada Rehan, Mrs. Flske, Mrs.
Leslie Carter, David Warfleld, Blanche
Bates, Jefferson de Angelis, Lillian Russell,
Do "Wolf Hopper, Henry Miller and Mar
Out of Ihe Ordinary
A Maine newspaper Inadvertently got
the headline "News About Lobsters" ovor
the "local mention or personals about the
The total number of all known varieties
of postage stamps used by the governments
ot me world up to oate is i:. saivuuor.
the smallest of the Central American re
publics, has Issued 4M different kinds, more
than any other country.
A Pittsburg small boy attended a prayer-
nieetlug and Untuned to Petitions lor tin
anclal aid to the cause of the struggling
misuion. After the prayer meeting, the
small boy, being of an intensely practical
mind, stole JlO from a till anS turned the
entire sum over to the needy cause.
A tramp broke Into an undertaking shop
in Holland recently and went to sleep In a
coflin. He was arrested and the authorities
had trouble to find the proper charge to
make agalnBt him. Finally he was sent to
ail for four months for usurping a place
that rlgnttuuy Deiongea to tne ueua.
I'rof. James It. Adame or Dowie's Zlon
City Ministerial college, has started to
walk to New York. The trip is in the
njiinm nt a vai-iition. but it Is also to dem
onatrate that raw foods, such aB unbaked
bread, cereals of all kinds, fruits and nuts,
are moie nourishing than suaks, chops
and other meats.
The Massachusetts State Park commis
sion refuses to acknowledge automobiles
as pleasure carriages, although they are
used chiefly everywhere for that purpose.
The commission has labeled certain re
served roadways in the parks with this
notice: "For pleasure vehicles only; motor
carriages not allowed."
Passengers froni tho White mountains
are remarking on the InRenuity displayed
by a New Hampshire farmer who has a
cornfield near the tracks up iu tha middle
of the Ftato. Instead of an upright scare
crow, this man has placed his on Its knees
In a position which Indicates that the
"man" is busy weeding corn. The decep
tion ls suld to be the most perfect yet
Leonora Komaldo, the wife of a farm
hand at Vllaclcnso, near Burgos, has awak
ened from a trance which haa lasted thirty
one years. The case has been under the
close observation of medical experts during
the whole of that time, and by their In
structions liquid food was regularly ad
ministered by a tube plm-ed In the mouth
of the sleeping woman. Hhe has now re
gained her si-nses, but cannot be persuaded
that she has slept for years. A. curious
feature of the case is that she remem
bers the lnrldc-nts of her girlhood up to
the time she fell into the trance.
Lobor and Industry
There are more than 800 women team
sters and draymen In the 1'nited ritnt-s.
A concrete chimney completed recently
for a 'i acoina smelter is 3 -7 fret In i
and Is said to bo the highest In the world
of its kind.
There are now In California 35,i0 Japa
nese, and on the whole length of the coast
fully lnj.urto, the majority having arrived In
the last live years.
Illinois has 37 (Ol coal miners, 80 per cent
being foreign-burn, the majority, arriving
since lvt4. having taken the places of
Americans and Americanized miners from
Of the stenographers and typewriters in
the Vnlted Stales 70 per cent are women.
Of the school teachers 67.4 per cent are
women, and In some of the New England
states kl per cent are women.
The board of directors of the Rourne
mills. Fall Itlver, Mass., has declared an
advance dividend of 'in per cent on the
waxes of Its 7o0 employes for the four
months ending Ieeember 2, lli6. The divi
dend will be paid to employes December
23. Sharing profits with employes has been
the practice ot the Bourne mills for many
Although women are entering Into the
Industrial feld in Increasing numbers. In
many lndLtrles they are merely taking
the place of children. The proportionate
number of children in the manufacturing
Industries has been constantly decreasing,
and from some Industries they have been
altogether excluded, women taking their
It Is reported that two Nova Scotia men,
one of whom Is an enterprising blacksmith,
have dtrcovered a method of hardening cop
per. To demonstrate the degree of harden
ing that nay tie attained by the new
method the blacksmith has forged a crude
laxi r out of the new material, and It Is
announced that this has an edge which
lermlts of actual shaving.. The matter Is
eInK followed by the American consul at
In the United States there are 5,319.912
women and girls employed outside their
own homes, one-half of whom are under
26 years of age. one-tenth of the women
t-ngasi-d in manufacturing Industries are
married. Women constitute 18 4 per rent
of the whole number of workers, as shown
by the census of occupation tables, but
Since they do not work ao ateadlly as men
the proportion of female labor Is consid
erably leas thfca 1S4 per cent.
CHICAGO MUSICAL COLLEGE
FOUNDED 1807. DR. P. ZIIQriLD, President
College Dulldlng, 202 Michigan Doul., Chicago, lilt.
The largest enl moil complete Cortege of Motto and Dramatic Art la AaerKia,
Uss the (troooM faculty ever attembled In a school ot musical leaning.
BOARD OP M CMC At DIRECTORS!
Dr. P. Zlegfeld Call Setmt Dr. Louis Falk Hen yen AehUlae-
Wllllam CesUe Berabard Ustemana Hermae Devrlee Fells Befewsal
trthiirSpeea Weldtmer Lntschg Alexander rea Plellts Mrs. 0. 1. Pea
Hart Conway, Director 5cboel el Acting
All Branches) of
SCHOOL OF ACTIXQr
RECENT ACQUISITIONS TO THE PACCtTYl
WALUEMAR LIJTSCHG. The Greet Ratslsn Ptnnlst.
ALEXAKDRK von F1KLITZ. Th Eminent Compose,
HAN'S SCHROEDKR, The Dlstlnraliihed Baritone.
FKEDER1K FKEDRKIKSBN. Ths Scendlnevlsn Vloltalst,
RMILE SAl'RET, The world renowned violinist hst been re-engaged for S term of yearn.
40th SEASON DECINS SEPTEMBER llth.
ILLUSTRATED CATAL03 MAILED felt,
NOTK Applications for the 43 frr and 11 partial Scholarships will be receive
until September i.
St. Mary's. Notre Dame. Ind.
One Mile West of Notre Dame University.
Two flours Ride Irom Chicago.
This Institution for Young t.adlns he lust ooinpltJ Its fiftieth yoer of nseroloees. T
Is to day one of the brst equipped schools in the country and enjoys an International repu
tation for givlni the hen possible mental, morul and rhTnlcnl training to Its students.
Collegiate. Academic end Preparatory Coursea. DEGREES CONFERRED. Eioeptlnnel
.lTantifes In Huilc and Art. A Ann Uymna.lum for Physical Culture, a model bulldins of
Its kind. Ideal and healthv loeetlon on an eminence overlooking the romanlio St. Joseph
River. Modern Buildings, heated by steam with net and cold water throughout. Wot
Catalonia end other Information, address r
" THE DIRECTRESS, ST. MARY'S. Box 51 Notre Dame, Ind.
CartacM ky Ik. nun rtk, H.t; frm. Ut Iar feptaakw llaW
NORTH CLARK STREET C& CHICAGO AVE, CHICA0O.
KENNETH M. BRADLEY. Director.
BOARD OF EXAMINERS!
Fault BloomfltM hitler
Cbaa. Allim, Mat. Dec.
Mrs. Eftlya Fktcatr-Coes
Tea Biuh Temple
A Home School for Young Women.
rourses. Certificate admits to Vassar. Welleslev.
elty of Chicago and the University of Nebraska. Exceptional advantages in music,
art and the modern languages. Well equpped gymnasium, tennis, field hockey ana
other out-door sports. Instructors college graduates of large teaching experience
and extended advantages In European travel. Students mothered sympathetically
by experlenred women who appreciate the needs of young womanhood. Send for Illus
U taMJ Wasaak
jf lia.laaad Dranatle AH. Biity eminant Inttrao.
tor.. rnrlvalM rra.A4RtaM. l.-h.rtralntna
detriment. Dfplntniia. Crtlliratea, free and partial
urnnlarthipa. Fnl I term nrtalr
mulled tnm, Soll.MJ. till
1 1 term nog in. nepi. ji, ikd. t won nana
lITHI Atiil, rraaia.at.
AMI'S EM EiTS.
OMAHA'S POLITE RESORT
Sunday, Aug. Sixth
Mr I Ark Hl eondTrln
Ta UCU. to tha Clouds.-
and at night
An Illuminated Balloon
R Acopncinn F'.e0-rkM.?'AILI'J,
nguuiitfiyii iq uu niiu&
TODAY AND ALL THIS WEEK
Miss Etta Fyvie-Dench
Australian Contralto, the Songstress
of the Antipodes
NOVELTY FAMILY THEATRE
140M Dnuftlaa Street.
Cooled With Ice.
S-TUCJ VALDKV1LLK ACTS-S
enters specially to women and
4 -PERFORMANCES DAILY 4
At 2:30. 7:30. S.30, :S0.
DEPUTY BTATE VETERINARIAN',
H. L RAMACCI0TTI, D.- V. S-
Office and Infirmary, 2Mh and Mason Bts.,
OMAHA, NEB. Telephone f39.
Teachers and Students
Can make $.00 a day during vaca
tion months. No investment required.
Work dignified and pleasant. Write
SCHOOL OF OPERA,
MirtU roa Mlckwltt Ottaksr Maltk
Mew. Jtla Weftaar Mrs. Stacay WlltlaaS
E'tiya Oartiy Kiee Caalle Letierce,
Forrest Dakoty Carr Laawlf Backer
International reoutatlnn In ell denartments.
100 free and partial acholarahipa. Fall term begin! Sept. llth.
Catalog free on application to O. B. SCHMIDT. Secretary.
OonMrratorf aaaa tka boa A Oarta Pieeoa.
HALL - OMAHA
Advanced seminary and college preparatory
Mount Holyoke, Smith, the Unlver-
nth year. New fireproof buildings. Modern
equipment, uengntiui tocauon. ixumoer
limited, strong faculty
Tro rough mill.
Col. Albert M. Jaakion, A.M., President
TABLE D'HOTE DINNER
CIRCUS BEAUTIFUL AND MAMMOTH MEIA6ERIE
To Dazzle America's millions
WITH THE SPLENDOR Of THE ORIENT
New $100,000 Awe-Inspiring, Gorgecui
rtaratMtlai ill Mtlaas.
2U lane ft roalaa-tks
finest la Ik etrM.
Fun eiftaa It.
10 BuildiM. t laaaa.
art a Clepksnfs est Im
eta Sasiala, taatanit
It llaialas, ltjttlat
ksettkt mt altlkat latt.
If lie Im at Ian sa4
lltmai sat laarat ItMs.
rillliat tarts at Sett est
flask, silk lalleakt aac
traf wltS liner italai.
Iitalalli Irsat lanat Snwi,
Htm tat StimM SataUag
A Grand Free Outside ExhlbHIen en th
Creunda Immediately after VXm
Monster Street Parade
Every Morning nt 1 0 e'eteeku I
Two Performances Dally, 2 mi 8 P. M.
DOORS OPEN ONE HOUR EARLIER
Omaha, Thursday, Aug. 10
Admission Rsducsd to 25
Cants for This Day Only
Show Grounds, 20th and Paul Sts.
Steamer R. C. Gunter
Leaves foot of Douglas street every
afternoon at 1:16 for Florence, and
every evenlr.g at 1:16 for a U-nUle
Pi ( Tn Pl Brldse Turn.
HHThe Magnificent River 8nery.
w"wlTlie Waterworks at Florence.
MUSIC. FARB ISC DANdNO.
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