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THE OMAITA ILLUSTRATED BEE.
Gossip About Plays, Players and Playhouses
I fairly opened, or will t afUT tn-
a hit rrnni'ii ni inn
Boyd opened moat Miplclouly on
Monlay evening, and the cooler
weather ha brought to the Krug nome
thlng Ilk the prosperity that hm. ha
known nines the beginning. Tin- "Arizona"
engagement was one of the moat micropftful
ever noted at the Hudson & Ju.hih house.
This afternoon the Orpheum will ewlng
Into line., nl next Saturday night the
Burwood will go Into commission, ond the
winter' whirl will then he under headway.
All over the country the thraters are open
ing to unprecedented patronage, and the
men who have their Interest In these en
terprise are greatly encouraged by the
outlook. lyirally the promise I excellent,
fof the attendance at the Hoyd and the
Krug during the week was most satisfac
tory, and the coming of the other houses
means merely an addition to the oppor
tunities for the public to obtain amuse
ment. Qolng to the theater Is a habit, and
one that has been carefully cultivated In
Omaha. It Is doubtful If another city In
the country has more confirmed patrons of
the stage. In proportion to Its population.
than has Omaha. The men who direct
the destinies of the American stage realise
this, and In the future, as In the past,
Omaha Is to share In the best the theater
has to offer.
One of the gratifying conditions at the
beginning of the new season Is that the
popularity of American authors continues.
Iast season patriotic pride was somewhat
puffed up by the fact that the only real
successes scored were secured by Ameri
can authors. Not all of these had to do
with American topics, but that Is not so
essential. It really should he accounted
an achievement that an author from this
side can meet those abroad on their own
grounds and take the ground from them.
Most of the pretentious productions this
season are American plays by American
authors, and nearly all of them deal with
American topics. For the first time In his
career as a leading light comedian John
Irew Is enacting the rolo of an American
In a comedy written by Augustus Thomas
and located at Newport and New York.
Maxlne Elliot has another Pitch play, mhlch
mingles Americans and Germans, with tho
scenes In Germany, and other opening
point with equal certainty to the success
of the home-grown writer. George Ade,
for example, will have nine plays of dif
ferent sorts on the stage this winter, and
one vaudeville sketch, and one enterprising
New Yorker has llgured out that his Income
from these will reach $l5o,OuO. Barrle and
Shaw will be about the only Englishmen
represented on the American stage to any
great extent during the season, and the
continental writers seem to be hopulesitly
neglected. Talk Is heard of reviving "Sow
ing the Wind," which will bring Henry
Arthur Jones back to nutlce. Hall Caino
Is kept to the front by "Xlie Prodigal Bon,"
which Is being most pretentiously produced
and somewhat i hllllly received In New York.
It Is a typical Caino pray, melodramatic In
Its every uxpect, crude In Its construction,
with moments of dramatic Intensity fol
lowed by antl-cllmatlo periods that dispel
the impressions created by the forceful
Intervals, and proceeding along Its way
by reason of the author's will rather than
from any Inherent Impulse of Its own. In
this It differs in no essential regard from
"The Christian" or "The Eternal City,"
and will very likely have a similar vogue.
Along theso lines John Corbln wrltoa la
the New York Gun:
In recognizing the native drama our pub
lic has never been backward, aa the suc
cess of our playwrights, major and minor,
abundantly proves, but It Is possible that
tur critics pit been equally hos
pitable. Lowell one had a word to say
about a certain condescension In foreign
ers. That Is a sad phenomenon, and trying
to provincial nerves, but if ever anything
stamped us as lndoed provincial It Is the
partial and grudging praise we dole out
to our artists. If Sargent and 'Whistler
had never exhibited abroad how many of
us would think of them as we now .do?
Have we not recently turned ourselves In
side out on the subject of that cosmopoll
tan dilettante Henry James, while negtuct-
Ing the Americanism ot Howells, Intense
alike in his qualities and his defects? Our
reviews abound In articles about Ibsen and
Maeterlinck. Hauptmaun, IVAnminzIo and
the rest. One American Is writing a liter
ary biography of Shaw and another has
w'ltten mie cf Pinero. Surely what Amer
ican dramatist are writing about us and
for vi deserves consideration, and perhaps
It caiinot ae jet he sold that any of our
dramatists has don work of the highest
order, thoturh Jl ot them have had plavs
produced abroad with marked success. We
nave no comedy of manners so sustained
and brllltit ns "The l.lars," no tragedy
so poignant as "The Second Mrs. Tan
qurray," ao phantasy so light and Illumi
nating as "Tim Admirable Crichton." no
problem play stimulating as "Candida."
no poetic drama to he compared with
"Taulo and Francesca" or "Herod." There
seems to be something limited In our out
look uoon ltfe-provinclal If you will
which prevents a mastery of the dramstfo
forms and tho dramatic idea of the high
Yet within this limitation our playwrights
have shone wlih unquestionable brilliance.
In Cie matter of sheer comic force and ver
nacular truth to character. If any English
dramatist has equaled lloyt's farces, and,
on a somewhat higher level, Richard Har
ding Da via' "The Dictator" and Augustus
Thomas' "The Earl of rawtucket." his
light has been hid under a bushel. English
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satirical burlesque are a poor and heavy
senind to the Interludes which Edgar Hmlth
has written for Y-l.-r snd Fields. Crud
as was Oeorge Ade'a "Sultan of Sulu" In
technlnue and flrtsli, the sntlrlcal Idea on
which it Is founded has a range and pene
tration which (Ulhert never eqjaled. No
Knglish melodrama that now comes to
mind Is more moving than Augustus
Thomas' "Arlicma," and none exhibits a
brilliancy, originality and technical cer
tainty ot effect comparable to that of Gil
lette ' "Secret Bet vice" and "Pherlock
Holmes." George Ado's picturing of the
commonplace humors of life In "The County
Chairman'' and "The College YVldow" has
no counterpart on the Kngllsh stuge there
It Is the aristocracy or nothing. With the
exception of Hoyt. all of these writers of
what, without condescension, we hope, may
be called the minor forms are now ad
vancing In the masterhood of their art. and
have promised pieces for the coming season.
Fxuberant gaiety and alert nientalltythe
broad laugh and the subtle shock to tho
nerves these are as yet the qualities of the
If, In the more requiring forms of dra
matic art, they have fallen short of excel
lence. It Is not for the lack of persistent
and Intelligent effort, nor for the want of
popular success. Hoth nf Mr. Ade's genre
comedies contained the germ of character
In conjunction with plot thnt might have
been made the occasion or legitimate flrama,
and he has confessed an ambition to write
more seriously on more serious subject
In "The Other Girl" Mr. Thomas essayed
dramatic comedy, and while falling short,
as It seemed. In the matter of technique
and in the larger Implications of his theme,
nevertheless created two or three charac
ters that have no betters, as regards fresh
ness and vigor of presentation. In th mod
ern English drama.
The playwright who seems to have often
est approached the bullseye of the comedy
and drama of diameter Is Mr. Clyde Fitch.
In the portrayal of the minutiae of con
temporary life, and In the composition of
striking individual characters, he has shown
powers of a very high order. In fertility
of Invention and In the mass of his output
he leads ail his fellows, both here and In
England. Sometimes for an act entire he
moves with the divination and the precision
of a master. A few of bis plays, as "The
Climbers" and "The Girl With the Oreen
Eyes," fall short by a narrow margin of
ripe masterhood the power to conceive a
vigorous Idea, of comedy or of drama, and
work it out with unfaltering skill.
Is It possible that this lack of the broader
grasp is a corollary of the limitations In
the past of our national outlook upon the
world? The excuse will not do for the pres
ent still less for the future. Tn short. Is It
not possible, evpn probable, that with the
broadening of our horizon as a nation our
playwrights will develop a commensurate
range of vision? Certainly the dinner are
with us, and It Is this tlmt elves Kromlway
at tills season its peculiar fascination.
One thing Ethel Hnriniore Is mistress of,
and that U the gentle art of taking a cur
tain call. This is surely an art In itself,
and only a few of those who reoelve them
ever succeed In doing so with ease and
grace. Every actor who has a leading role
expects to be called before the curtain at
the close of an act, and most of them ex
pect at some time during the progress of
the play to be called upon to make a
speech, Just as DeWolf Hopper expects to
be asked to recite "Casej." The curtain
speech Is us carefully prepured and recited
as any of the lines set down for the port,
and It Is amusing to watch some of the
ways adopted by the recipients of these
favors from the public In making their
acknowledgements. Lawrence D'Orsay, for
example, gives one tho Impression that he
has never been asked before to respond to
the popular demand for a "few well chosen
words" and goes about the matter with nn
assumed awkwardness that easily deceives
most of his hearers. Some who have had
the opportunity to see him in other cities
know that he does the same thing every
place and says the same words, fitting
t them appropriately to the locality. It
would be rather embarrassing to forget th
nam of th town in which you were play
ing, wouldn't It? It Is related of some
eminent actors that they have committed
this most grievous fault. So far as Is
known It has happened but once In Omaha
and that was down at the Orpheum last
winter, when one of the actors thought he
was still In Kansas City and used some
geography that was all right down at th
Kaw's mouth, but which sounded rather
queer In Omaha. If you should happen to
see Mr. Relter this afternoon he may tell
you of the circumstance. Nat Goodwin,
Frank Daniels, In fact nearly all of them.
hav8 thlr different ways of responding to
the demands for a speech, and only one of
the great actors ever resolutely refuses to
come befoie tho curtain for a talk. Wil
liam H. Crane positively declines to dis
pell any Impression he may have created by
his assumption of a character by Injecting
what he calls "the personality of Hilly
Crone" Into the performance at any stage.
Many people hold with Mr. Crane,
Ethel Barrymore didn't mnke a speech,
but she did much better. As the curtain
was raised the fair Ethel would he discov
ered heading for her dressing room. She
would turn with a look of amused wonder
ment on her fare, and come running down
to the footlights, where she would nod Jn
the most friendly way, with a most engag
ing smile, ond shake her head In a depre
cating negative. Again and again she does
this, first running back from one entrance
and then from another, always with the
most sincere appearance of girlish delight,
Just as Sunday herself might do It, never
for a moment "getting out of the picture,"
but always giving the audience a glimpse
of Ethel Barrymore. Her simple and un
affected way la the most charming thing
Held ta young, mea. Special
qualify tor lna cli
about her. It Is no wonder she Is success
ful In the role she presented here, for It
Is quite like herself and hardly an assump
tion at all. She had three day In Omaha
besides th two she played, and spent her
time just aa a healthy girl would. Re
hearsals on the stage at the Boyd took up
th morning hours. Her eh labored with
the members of the company, especially
with her long brother, John, of whom the
family hopes to make an actor despite his
expressed preference for newspaper work,
f p to date John haen't shown any very
remarkable talent for the stage, w"hlj he
has done lomi newspaper work that wa
looked upon by his fellow tollers as good.
After rehearsals, the Barrymor party
strolled about town, took short runs Into
the country and went to th ball games.
The entire Sioux City series wo witnessed
by Miss Barrymore and som of th other
of th company. She played no favorite,
but did exhibit keen Interest In the prog
ress of the games, and proved herself suf
flcently versed to enjoy all that wa en
joyable In them. All of this goe to show
that she has not been much spoiled by th
success that has seemed to come to her
almost without her asking, and that her
buoyant glrllshness Is still untlnted by th
somberness Vf hard work.
Tet Ethel Barrymore knows what It ta
to work hard. Even In playing Sunday
she works with a car that few In th audi
ence detect. She shows no nervousness,
but every now and tbn evlnoea what seems
to be something of uncertainty, Ilk th
girl -working ovr a new piece of fancy
work, or an Intricate stitch; sh appar
ently hesitates and goe back to compare
with the pattern, and then goes ahead,
with a better feeling. It 1 not a lack of
confidence In herself, but an excellent anx
iety to do It right that causes this. Sh
Is growing in her art and she wants to
grow along right lines. It I very appar
ent that all the time she Is studying effects,
and looks to see the result of eaoh expres
sion, either of voice or body. Some day
she will doubtless com to be classed
among, the great ones of the American
stage, Just as she Is now listed among the
most popular. If she does achieve great
nes.4 it will be because she Is not neglecting
the talent that Is undoubtedly her birth
right, but Is carefully endeavoring to bring
It to Its full maturity through proper cul
ture and along right Unas.
This afternoon and evening at th Boyd
theater "The County Chairman," George
Ade clever comedy, will b presented by
the same clever company that ha been
offering It there. This will close the e,n
gagenienL The first big musical attraction of the
season at Boyd's theater will b Oscar L.
Flgman and Ruth White In "The Tender
foot," which will be seen for three night
and a matinee, starting on Thursday. Th
piece Is under the management ot W. P.
CulUn, who made the big revival ot "Th
Burgomaster" two season ago with such
great success. The cast Is a particularly
strong one, containing names that wer
in th original cast. Flgman's Prof. Pet
tlbone is said to be delightful, while Mis
White's fin soprano vole make much of
Marlon. Others in the large company are
Jethro Warner, Fred Brailey; Harry B.
Williams, Qeorg E. Romatn, Louisa
Brackett, EXta Lockhart and Frankla
Warner. There la a big company, number
ing nearly seventy people. Th local of
"The Tenderfoot" Is placed In Texas, and
It U a rather peculiar fact that that la
the only section of the country where the
piece lias not been a tremendous success.
The Texans could not see the humor In the
burlesque on the Texaa Rangers, and deny
th fact that there might be such a thing
as a cowardly ranger, such aa Is portrayed
by Fred Bailey in the part of Sergeant
Barker. Texaa rose against "The Tender
foot" and would have none of It, notwith
standing the beautiful "Alamo" song, or
the other musical number like "Adlos,"
'Fascinating Venue," "I'm a Peaceable
Party," "only a Kiss" and "The Tale of
the Tortured Thomas Cat." The sole of
scats for this big musical attraction will
open at the box office at Boyd's.
The Orpheum embarks on Its eighth
season as the home of vaudeville today
with matinee and night performance.
For the past month the cosy theater has
been in the hands of a corp of workmen.
Being carefully renovated It now presents
a blight and attractive appearance that will
add some In making a good Initial Impres
sion. At the head of the bill for the com
ing week will be Bert Leslie and Robert
Dalley, a brother of "Pete" Dallcy. This
lively pair of fun maker were starred In
"Paris by Night," and "The Fortune Hunt
ers." Their vehicle will be an odd conceit
called "Going Abroad," a sketch said to
reek with absurdities intended to develop
good hearty laughter. The De Koe trio
are a European importation of athletes
who display the difficult acrobatic stunts.
Bertie Fowler, styled "The Merry Mono
logue Maid" may be recalled from her visit
here two seasons back as a luminary of
the Orpheum road show. Talbot and
Rogers are a pair of singing comedians
who disport themselves a 'TI) Legit and
His Friend " Knight brothers and Sawtelle
bid as the (wentleth century dancer.
Musical comedy Is the specialty of Fredo
and Dare, each of whom is accomplished
on a number of Instruments. Schepp's
dogs and ponies are a well-groomed and
pretty troupe of dumb actor that have
been taujht to entertain and interest.
New and timely motion pictures will b pre
sented by the kinodrome.
The attraction at the Krug theater for
four nights and two matinees, starting
with a matinee today, will be "The Su'.tan
of Sulu." This most substantial of all
comic opera successes Is almost too well
known to need mention. Briefly outlined,
the story of "The Sultan of Sulu" Is
woven around the episode which befall
Ila.lpl Mohammed Kl-Ham, the aultan of
Sulu, or Jolo, who previous to th Ameri
can invasion had acquired several Inter
esting and charming addition to his
harem at the expense of warfare with a
neighboring datto. Th timely arrival of
American soldiers, th acquisition of hi
territory and hi assimilation of th great
American- beverage, the cocktail, bring
about a glimpse of oriental color which Is
exceedingly whimsical and diverting. One
of the most pleasing pictures of th pro
duction Is a perfectly drilled chorus of
young and beautiful singer. Th lytic
have a merry Jingle and the music la tune
ful and melodious and never fall to elicit
encore. Among the number that have
found favor ln the drawing room are "Th
binning Island of Sulu," "My Bulu Lulu,"
the military "Hike" song, "Engaged in a
Sort of a Way." "Th U. S. A ," "If I but
Knew," "R--m-o-r-s-," and "Tak Ma
Back to Manistee. "
The opening bill at the Burwood thea
ter, to which the public will be Invited on
next Saturday evening, 1 on of the moat
attractive ever put on by a stock company.
It Is "The Olrl I Left Behind Me," by
Franklyn Fyle, th well known writer
and critic. This 1 pronounced th finest
type ot military drama ever written and
deal with Incident at a western army
post during th Indian day. Two cavalry
lieutenant falj In lov with th daughter
of th commander, and a most Interesting
aerie of complication result. Th cli
maxes are reached by a purely legitimate
route, and thr U do hooUng or iinllar
demonstration of firearm In connection
with the piece. It 1 Intensely dramatic In
Its action and th lov story It tells Is
most Interesting. The Woodward Stock
company, which will present the piece. Is
a stronger organisation than ever Installed
her, and contains tbe nam ot a number
of people well known and locally popular.
Mr. Cecil Owen received most enthusiastic
praise at Kansa City, where the company
ha been waiting for the new house to get
ready, and the general strength of th
company waa much commented on. "The
Girl I Left Behind Me" will be the bill
for the first week, with matinees on Sun
day, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.
For thre nights and Saturday matinee,
starting Thursday night. "Big Hearted
Jim" will be the attraction at th Krug
theater. "Big Hearted Jim" I a big,
hearty play and with Oeorge Kllmt in th
title role 1 probably on of the best melo
dramatic attraction that will be seen in
thl vicinity this season. It 1 not a sen
sational melodrama, but a wholesome:
worthy, strong American play with the
genuine appeal of the true melodrama.
There are lota of good character beside
the fearless but tender-hearted sheriff Mr.
Kllmt plays. Four western stage picture
true to western life are shown.
Jullen Ron ha the reputation of being
on of th moat entertaining story tellr.
Thl reputation probably ha it root In
the fact that the comedian make It a
rule never to relate any anacdot whioh
cannot be told Inside of three minute. On
of these Is a narrative about a little girl
of his acquaintance who waa naked In
school to tall into how many bodies oon
gres was divided. To th eurprise of the
teacher and the delight of the class the
wee lady answered: "Three civilised, eml
clvillxed and savage.."
"I shall never forget," said Ethel Barry
more to a friend the other day, "the first
time It flashed on me that I waa a star. I
went early to the theater to get ready for
my first appearance In 'Captain Jinks,' and
as I arproaciied the theater the electrlo
current was turned on for an Immense sign
ovur the entrance. I looked up, of course,
and read "Ethel Barrymore.' Honestly, I
came aa near fainting a I ever did In my
life. Mr. Frohman had said nothing of
even featuring me, and when I next saw
him I lmply went up In the air and cried.
I had dreamed of that sign for years, and
there it was, with no mention of th play.
Just Ethel Barrymore."
Gossip of Stnaeland.
Charles Warner ts to arrive In thl coun
try shortly and will be seen in vaudeville,
where he Is to preoent a condensed version
of his powerful play, "Drink."
"Mary, Mary, (julet Contrary," by Eugene
W. Pretbrey, a comedy in three acts waa
produced Tuesday, September 5, at Rand's
Opera houve, Troy, N. Y., by Henrietta
George Ade has delivered to Charles
Frohman the manuscript of his new play,
"Just Out of College" ii, which Joseph
Wheelock, Jr., will have the principal
role. Over seventy people will be In the
Ellta Proctor Otis, who was one of the
tars In "The Two Orphan" laat season,
has decided to go Into vaudeville again, ssiie
appeared In a new playlet at Hurtig and
Stainon's Harlem theater last week, and
was warmly received.
Augustus TuomirV great comedy, "Mrs.
Letllngweir Bout," which ran all last
season In Now York, ha Just closed a
successful fortnight's engagement at the
Lyceum theater. Its first date on tour will
be at Chicago early in September.
Maude Adam will begin rehearsals In.
September of "Peter Pan,'' in which she Is
to appear this seaaou. J. M. Barrle, tha
author, Is coming to America to be present
at the production. Miss Adams' seaaon at
the Empire begin in November.
Helen Bertram may return to comlo
opera about the middle of the season. Sev
eral manager who have musical play with
stur role demanding talent euuli a Miss
Bertram have mauu her templing oiler
to permit herself to be featured in Mew
N. C. Goodwin's support In "Beauty and
the Uargu" ut the Lyceum, New York,
comprise Katiieiiue Florence, Nell O'Hi'U n.
Ualwey Herbert, Frank Goldsmith, George.
Buinner, George MJller, Harry Barton,
Owen (3 went, Ina Goldsmith, Davenport
Seymour, Katherine Stewart and Eva Vin
cent. Edward Abeles and George Boniface, Jr.,
will be the principal comedians with Kuna
Aug when sue iiuikcs licr starring uebut In
"The Four Leut' Clover." Marina Morton
has arrived in Hits country from Lumlon
and under lior direction renearsals of the
mimical comedy will bein litis week in the
Henry W. Savage denies emphatically
thai Raymond Hitchcock is to lay "Easy
Dawson ' aside tor a revival of "ihe Yan
kee Consul." According lo Manager Sav
age, Hitchcock i doing nicely In the new
comedy, and will be seen in it for the re
mainder of the slusuii, and possibly next
Fay Templeton will be the opening fea
ture of Hie new Colonial theater in Chi
cago, which begins hh season curly next
month. It will be a new venture all around,
as Miss Templeton is lo appear there us a
star in the new veuicle. "Foi ly-rive Minutes
from Broadway, which waa . written tor
her by George M. Cohan.
E. H. ot hern ui.i Julia Marlowe open
their season In Cleveland early ill Septem
ber. They will be seen this ear in "The
Merchant of Venice," "The Taming of the
Shrew" and "'i'wviflh Nigiil." Charles
Frohman lias spared no expense and re
search lo make these productions not only
uiagnlticeni but also correct and impressive.
Lulu G Infer likes Rochester as a trial
house, as nearly till of her starring suc
cesses have been produced there. It was on
tins account that Rochester witnessed the
Initial performances of her new comic
opera, "Miss lxilly Dollars." The book is
by Harry 13. SniHh and the music by Victor
Herbert. The piece Is said lo be a bigger
hit than anything Miss Glaser has been
seen in us star.
Will West, Harry Vokes and Margaret
Daly Vokes oiened their season in Lynn,
Ma:is., in the old Ward and Vokes success,
"A Pair of links." This piece has been
worked over for the present season and Is
sent out to fill the place of former well
known mimical farce combination. Happy
Ward, assisted by his wife. Lucy Daily,
will be seen as an individual star later in
the season in a new piece.
Grace Cameron, who has been playing In
vaudeville for some time, has booked a long
tour In Europe and will sail a fortnight
hence for Ixmdon. After a brief stay there
she goes to Johannesburg and other South
African cities, and returns lo London to
play over the Moss and Thornton circuit in
her clever sinning act In vaudeville. Miss
Cameron a sister, Daisy King, goes with
her on the long tour, it will be late in the
MOLOvJY, IMLVAIN & BECK
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320 So. 15th St.
Come in and get one of those
; LARGE, ROOMY SUITS
THAT MADE MOLONY FAMOUS
We make them in first class style from
$25 to $40.
Telephone 5020. 320 So. 15th St.
spring before they return to fhls rart of
Th new oaon' play to be presented by
Oils Skinner, with Initial performance at
the Park theater, Boston, on Monday, Sep
tember IS, next, 1 "His Grac d Orani
mont." The piece Is by Clyde Fitch and
is a picturesque comedy of the restoration
court ot Charle 11. The famous, or ln
' famous, court amour of that pleasure
loving monarch reign furnlah the In
trigue of love, Jealousy and cabal, while
the brilliancy, wit and revelry of the pal
ace at Whitehall constitutes the back
ground ot court fashion and eleganc.
Th Hlppodrom opened It econd eason
In New iork last Wednesday night, and
according to reports ha started yut at an
von greater clip for thl eaaon than ever
before. Som idea of the business done
there can be found In th statement that
HJ.IKI 1 looked upon as only an average
week' receipts for this blf theater. Dur
ing the summer the Hippodrome wa
equipped with an lo manutacturlng plant
that cot a mall fortune. In warm
weather thl plant I operated during Ihe
performance, and th Ice coll that en
velope the brln tank lead Into haft that
connect directly with mall radiator under
each seat, thus making a thorough circula
tion of chilled air throughout the house.
At a recerft test It wa demonstrated that
by the switch of a slngl controlling lever
the temperature of the house could be
lowered from 20 to degre in 1 than
The rumor that the Roger brother,
after the end of the present season, will
evr their connection with Klaw & Er
langer have been confirmed. It "V
tated that their next manager will be
William Harrl. who managed them before
they Joined th Klaw & FTlanger ran k.
No raon for th tar parting with thlr
old manager ha been given. It being a d
that th eparation 1 mutual and entirely
agreeable to all parti oncerned. Thl
may b true, but It eem rather odd that
Klaw & ETlangr nouia auow imu
profitable autre a th German 0'alect
comedian to get away from them. In tn
last seven or eight year the pne-tlme
vaudeville team has been a standard ttrac
tlon throughout the country, and In the
matter of business they have established
an unusual record almost everywhere. It is
conservatively estimated that this partner
ship In the time It has existed and Includ
ing thl seaaon will have earned close to
It wa Thomas Carlyle who said that all
genius was akin to savagery. Sarah Bern
hardt, now on her way to America, exem
plifies this in the boudoir of her chateau In
Parle. Mme. Bernhardt Is a perfect bar
barian In her defiance "of conventionalities
regarding color schemes. Her sleeping
room Is hung In royal purple, picked out
with peacock plumes. Over her Ixnil XVI
'bed Is a canopv made of unspun silk taken
directly from the silkworm cocoon. A grrat
splash of crimson satin, In the form of a
shield, adorns the center. The wall are
hung In old tapestries, and In the Inter
stices of the hangings are row after row
ot tiny monkev skulls, th eye ockets of
which are Illumined with electrlo llarlitsi.
The "divine Sarah" has rarted with heT pet
finer and now lias for a companion a large
and ugly baboon, whose eara have been
pierced so that they may carry large rings
if solid gold. Bernhardt Is said to look a
young as she did twenty years ago. Her
face Ts without wrinkles and her step Is as
spry and her manner as vivacious as when
she first electrllled her native city as an
Out of the Ordinary.
Th Australian are the greatest tea
drinker in the world, annually consuming
seven and thre-s-fourths pounds a head.
In England the consumption Is about six
and three-fourths pounds a head and In the
United States only one pound two ounce.
A New York police magistrate goe a lit
tle further than soma of the other orna
ments of the bench. He has decided that
a man' wife has the right to search her
husband's pockets and retain the peculiar
and confidential letter sh find there.
An Oklahoma girl who advertised for a
husband got one at an expense of $11.
Within a year h died, leaving her a $10,000
Insurance policy. With the capital In hand
she should be able to spread out her adver
tising so aa to catch seven husbands next
A good deal of beer Is drank tn Munich at
all times, but during a recent hot wave the
thirsty Inhabitants made a record. The
heat lasted a week. During thl tim 850.000
gallon of beer were drank, or two and
one-half gallon for every man, woman and
child In the city.
Extraordinary things happen at the other
end of the telegraph wire. A tory, for In
stance, come from a small town In Minne
sota about lightning striking an electrlo
automobile whose batteries had run out.
The stroke recharged the batteries and the
occupants of the machine ran It home!
The only living witness of th battle of
Waterloo is said to be Mme. Roland, a
Relglan woman, who celebrated her one
hundred and fourth birthday on June 11.
On the occasion of the unveiling of the
French monument to the heroes of Water
loo last year Mme. Roland was given a
place of honor as being the most note
worthy spectator present.
What St. George's day la to Britain,
what Dominion day is to Canada, and what
Independence day is to the American re
public, is August 18 to the Yukon. It was
on that day, nine years ago, that Skookurn
Jim washed out his famous pan on Rabbit
creek, the result of which was the bringing
of thousands of people to the country and
the enriching of the world by 120,0Uu,0tW In
A quaint character, well known In Port
land, Ore., was Robert E. Bybee, familiarly
known as Rob Bybee. He was a Justice of
the peaeo In Portland for many years. On
one occasion, when a Jury was being Im
panelled, one of the Jurors, a well known
attorney, asked to be excused because he
was a lawyer. "Well," said Bybee, "I
guess that all the law you know isn't
going to disqualify you from serving. '
A Kansas newspaper man wa Invited
by some young ladies to drink lemonado
with them on condition that he would say
something- nice about them In his paper.
He drank the lemonade, went back to the
office and wrote about tne lauies: "iney
are all nice and sweet aa they can be, and
nur onlv wonder Is that they have been
allowed to remain Kingle so long and some
of them oh, so long. Now lie wains on
the other side of the street, and dodge
brothers of the young womeu.
That Settled It.
While Senator Hanna, as chairman of
the national republican committee, was
conducting the campaign In 1900, he waa
greatly annoyed by a man who applied
for the position of messenger at the na
tional headquarters. This man had called
to see the senator four day In ucceslon
to present his application.
After the fourth visit Senator Hanna
sent for the man who was then serving a
"You saw that man who was here Just
now?" Inquired Hanna.
"Yes, sir," said the messenger.
"Do you know what he want?"
"No. sir." r
"Well, he want your place, and if I
ea him again he will get It."
Senator Hanna never saw the applicant
again. Boston Herald.
4 NIGHTS AMD TWO A AT IX EES TTrfc A "V
STAUTIINU WITH A MATIMJE 1 W U J. M.
CEO. ADE'S Triumphant Mutioal Satlr
The Sultan of Sulu
60 PEOPLE MOSTLY GIRLS-60
ORIGINAL GORGEOUS PRODUCTION.
3NiaMT5 AND SATURDAY flATINEB
STARTING THURSDAY NIGHT
KLIMT & CAZZOLO'S Qraat Amarlean Comady-Drama
New rroductlon! Puccsss Everywhere! A Strong. Spirited Story Of tha
West! No Chrap Thriller! A Ulg, True Melodrama! Introducing
CECRCE KLIMT AS SHERIFF JIM SAXON
The greatest Impersonation this Famous and Favorite American Actor rr
put upon th American Stage A genuine Creation from L4fe In Montana 10
Kich In Humor of Western Character Bid HEARTED JIM I a Big, Hearty
hc m Diinurnnn tucatcd woodward &
I1LVV UUIllfUUU II1LHILII
GRAND OPENING SATURDAY
The Woodward Stock Go.
OPENING WIEK, COMMinCINQ SATURDAY KVININO,
BILAaCO AND FYLI' OR I AT PLAY,
The Girl I Left Behind Me
THE BEST MILITARY PLAY EVER WRITTEN. THE Bid OAST INCLUDESl
Eva Lang, Mary Hill, Pioranea Qarald, Alma Rutharford,
Dolly Davla, Lotta Sallaburg, Albart Mirrlaon, Harry
Lone, Praderlck Fulton, Caell Owin, Jaa. U. Todd, Grant
Simpaon, Harry McKaa, Robart Barratt, Prank Mayara
PRICES EVENINGS AND SUNDAY MATINEES 10c AND 25c
TUESDAY, THURSDAY, FRIDAY AND SATURDAY MATS., 10c AND 20c
SEAT SALE OPENS
Henry . Suvhk Offers Cieorge Ade's Quaint Comedy
The County Chairman
PRICES 25c, 50c, 75c, $1.00, $1.50. Matinee, 25c, 50c, 75c, fl.00.
Thursday, Friday, Saturday Matinee Saturday
W. P. Cullen Presents the Western Operatic Comedy
With Oscar L. Fig-man, Ruth White and a Sparkling Singing
Company of 65.
PRICKS 25c, 50c, 75c, $1.00, $1.50. Matinee, 25c, 50c, 75c, $1.00
A CLOSING TRIUMPH
Omaha's Polite Resort,
Eight ntg, Spectacular Nights
Sept. 10th to 17th Inclusive
llcginnlng Today and Closing
Manager W. W. Cole presents
The Union Gatling Section
of the Omaha Guards
First appearance after their
Grand Trans-Continental Tour of
the Principal Cities of the Old
World. Presenting their Original
Storming the Old Mill"
With Brilliant Fireworks Embelv
llshments. Sham Hattlos like Heal
Warfare and Glorious Pyrotechnics
WAR BALLOON TODAY
Royal Canadian Band All
W. C. O. F. Picnic Sej.t. 12
German .Munnerrhor Sept. I t
Pennsylvania Society Sept. 15
NO ADVANCE IN PRICES
TABLE D'HOTE DINNER
MR. THOMAS J. KELLY
TEACHER OF SINGING
"Wishes to announce the opening of his season.
It is suggested that those who wish to
secure the best results should begin work at
once as Mr. Kelly's season will close earlier
Studio Retidtnce, 559 Dodge St.
Appointments made by ''phone 027
KS bV, li.V, ftdc and 7c
MATIN KK, I 1st, 2.V and IMVrs
SAT. MATS. ALL 6EAT3 2fo.
PEGGY FROM PARIS
BURG ESS, Mgrs.
EVENINQ, SEPTEMBER IS
THURSDAY, 9 A. M.
i THIS AFTERNOON
Opening of the 8th Season.
TODAY 2:15. TONIGHT 8:15.
AND THE ENSUING WEEK.V
Th Mn Who Dellrer the Oooda.
LESLIE AND DAILEY
Presenting- "Oolng- Abroad."
DE KOE TRIO
Th Merry Monoioaru Maid.
TALBOT AND ROGERS
The Ix'glt and HI Friend.
Knight Bros, and Sawtelle
Twentieth Century Dancing Act.
FREDO AND DARE
High Claa Musical Comedians. .
Schepp's Dogs and Ponies
Marvel of Equine and Canln Intelllgnoa.
Always the Newest In Animated Pho
tography. Prices 10c, 25c, 50o. .
Ghatelaln School ol Languages
Open cerma" sepi. dm
I QAVIOSE BLDG., 18TH AND FARRAMSTS.
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