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    VoTtmter 12, 1905.
Talk About Plays, Players and Playhouses
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OinnfiA wh surriy ivurei nnnnur
I the week In the way of attrac
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formances by Wilton Lnckays
and three by Richard Mansfield
! a bill that oua-ht to satisfy the demand
for the higher class of entertainment, while
the Burwood and the Krug presented bills
eipially worthy the attention of thoae who
elc the lighter forms of amusement at the
theater. The Orpheum had Its regular bill
or merit, and shared with the other thea
ters in the patronage that made the week
prr.bably the most prosperous In the his
tory of the local stage. The patronage of
the Lackaye and Mansfield engagements
proves again that Omaha has plenty of
money for the genuine attractions. The
.irtlstic merit of these Is fully understood,
and that they are fully appreciated Is
equally apparent Thus far the promlsos
of the managers that Omaha would have
a brilliant season have been redeemed, and
the prospect Tor the remaining months
are for things equally good.
Just to what extent the American stage
Is Indebted to Richard Mansfield will likely
nrver be known, for it la Impossible to
compute the exact or even - approximate
extent of the influence of the humblest In
dividual who earnestly tries, let alone that
of the man who has by sheer effort forced
himself to the very front of the procession.
Mr. Mansfield's success baa been due as
much to hard work as to anything else,
lie has happily linked capacity to deter
mination, and of the two has made suc
cess. His achievements are known. These
easily constitute a record of triumphs that
any man, however great, might be proud
of, but it Is to his Indirect triumphs that
one must turn to form an adequate Idea
of Mr. Mansfield's real service to his call
ing and to literature. His own aims are
the highest possible; his endeavor has
always been towards a pure Ideal, and his
activities have been enlisted In the cause
of the best Ills established policy Is to
bring each year to the stage some new
production of the literature of the world,
a play that deserves the attention and
serious consideration of a master, and the
illuminating results lie achieves are the
faotors of his greatness. Ills service lies
In the fact that be resolutely takes his art
to those who cannot come to him. Thus
In an ever-widening circle does the per
sonality of Richard Mansfield reach out In
Its effort In behalf of the really good In
literature and art His tangible triumphs
are small Indeed when ranged alongside
his Influence In the cause of culture and
refinement and the debt literature and art
owe to him will never btt computed, much,
less paid. "
Merer occur to the auditor, nnr more than
it does to him who sympathises with the
victim of the three-card moots game, that
Jadwln Is bent on ruining Crookes and
all the others who are on the "short" side
In the big wheat deal. If It is wrong for
anyone to gamble In wheat It was wrong
for Curtis Jadwln, and the bull Is just as
much to blame as the bear. But Mr.
Lackaye so manages the role that tem
porarily, at least this stubborn point Is
lost sight of, and one only sees a strong,
active man, bending his every energy and
faculty to the accomplishment of a great
design. Even when this design tails in
ruin, and the hero Is left baffled amid the
wreck of his scheme, the moral lesson of
"The Pit" Is obscured by the glamour Mr.
Lackaye has cast over the personality of
Jadwln. Here Is another of the apparent
paradoxes of the stage. If "The Pit" baa
any value whatever as a play, It Is Its
ethical Importance, and the actor by his
force In Illuminating the character has
drawn attention entirely away from this,
and leaves the audience In sympathy with
a wrongdoer who has been overtaken by a
retribution that ought to be hailed as just
Borne what similar Is the situation at the
close of "Raffles," when a clever thief
eludes the officers of the law, and the audi
ence rejoices that a rascal Is once more
loose to continue his depredations.
It doesn't very often happen that an actor
dots his work so well that he suffers In the
eHtimatlon of the public. This, of course,
excludes the fair-faced, good-natured gen
tlomen who daub - themselves with blue
paint to imitate an unshaven beard apd
cover their upper lips with fierce mustaches
and hiss and grunt and gurgle through the
thrillers. The better these gentlemen do
their work the more certain they are to be
condemned by "the critics who sit in the
gallery in the old town bail." But for an
artist who Is really endeavoring and 'appar
ently accomplishing most satisfactory re
sults, to be so much misunderstood as was
Jane Oaker In her presentation of Laura
Dearborn In "The Pit," Is almost a mis
fortune. Handicapped at the outset by the
fact that the character la indistinctly out
lined by the author, the actress finds her
self compelled to start de novo in preparing
the part for W stage. As a psychological
atudy the role presents unusual difficulties
for the reason that It Is so shallow It offers
nothing, for a foundation. Superficially,
I-aura Dearborn Is a discontented girl, who
has been spoiled "by the adulation of a
number of well-meaning friends. She Is af
fected,' Insincere and wholly unworthy of
attention, but the author, by one of those
strange whims, has chosen to have her
sought out by his hero and others. This
pursuit adds to her preconceived notion of
her Individual deserts, and she tries to live
up to her lights. Her Indecision is the evi
dence of her undeveloped mind; her vacil
lating course Is plainly the result of her
Inability to conceive or understand a deep
motive for anything. Her professed love
for Curtis Jadwln Is In no sense the deep
and controlling passion looked for In ma
tured woman. It Is not sufficient to hold
her close to his side; her determination not
to elope with Corthell arises more from
love of herself than for Jadwln, and that
strange liberty that authors sometimes take
with characters, forcing them to conduct
that Is not at all in line win past behavior.
Luura Dearborn 1b simply a type of the
silly. Immature woman whose vanity leads
her into many extravagances, and whose
lack Of common sense prevents her from
coming to an absolute decision in regard to
anything. The world has many of them,
and many men of the same stripe.
"The Pit" Is one of a aeries of-works In
which the author, Mr. Frank Morris, under
took an exposition of modern business
methods, to show how the necessities of
life are used to gamble with by men who
are ranked high In the business world.
The price of food stuffs rests primarily on
the basis of supply and demand, but it is
possible, through the combination of cir
cumstances that can be controlled by man,
such as transportation, delivery and the
like, to give an artificial value to the
transaction, and to create a price above
what would be fixed were the natural
conditions undisturbed. Curtis Jadwln is
one of the men engaged In this traffic.
He Is not a worker in the best sense of the
term, for there (s nothing constructive In
his efforts. He is rather bent on destruc
tion, for, if he succeeds in his efforts to
corner wheat, not only will the brokers
on the Board of Trade be in his power,
but all the millions who eat bread will be
compelled to contribute to the premium
he exacts as the reward for his Napoleonlo
success. This Is the evil; Creosler hints at
It just before he retires to commit suicide.
It is not that men gamble In wheat futures,
but It affects directly everybody who eats
bread, because It fixes the price of wheat
on which the cost of bread depends. Mr.
Norrla had In mind a protest against these
business methods; Mr. Lackaye has only in
part voloed that protest, and has really
blunted Its point by making an herolo
figure of the chief offender against the
moral and ethical rules Involved in the
situation. Reduced to the final analysis,
neither Curtis Jadwln nor Laura Dearborn
Is an admirable figure.
One Is sometimes moved to wonder. In "an
artless Japanese way," why all writers who
aspire to greatness devote their efforts to
a discussion of the relations between man
and woman, and why writers who have un
dertaken to enlighten their fellow men
along other lines are given such short hear
ing. Surely, the sum and ending of the in
terest of the human race Is not In the sole
Incident of what disposition a woman shall
make of her affections or of her person.
That question we have with us, world with
out end, and It has always been answered
by the Individual In such way as suited the
Individual temperament. From Helen of
Troy's time to now, each woman who has
1 A the chance has done as she Jolly well
liked, and while mere man has raised more
or less of a row at different times. It hasn't
altered the result in the IcaBt. And, after
all la said and done, the women are not
nowadays any more prone than they ever
were to go wandering off into the misty un
known suggested by the authors who so
cleverly and vehemently argue for theories
that are opposed to coinmonsense. Woman
In America has a larger measure of In
dividual freedom of choice in her companion
for life than elsewhere among civilized na
tions, and she has shown that society is in
nowise menaced, nor is the sanctity of mar
riage endangered by the condition. If a
little more commonsense and a little less
unhealthy speculation were applied to the
problem, the debate would soon be on a dif
ferent plane, and Mrs. Alvlng, Candida and
the others of the kind would be sent to the
specimen cabinet, where they belong. They
are not types In America, for which Amer
ican institutions may be thanked.
the remirln mesnage that all children
believe In fairies.
Then the little darlings trt for their
homes, but they and all of Peter's band
are seised by the pirates and carried off
to the black-flag sloop. But Peter comes
to the rescue; the band throws the pirate
Into the sea, while Peter, after a single
handed contest with Hook, throws him
to the crocodile.
The children reach home safely and
Wendy begs Peter to remain, and he begs
her to come back to the Never, Never,
Never Land, where there are rio mothers
to tell stories and no one to tuck the little
fellows in bed at night. But Peter does
not want to grow up, so be flies awsy to
his home In the tree tops, where Wendy
visits him every year, just to do his house
Coming Events.
"The Heir to the Hoorah,' announced
s an American comedy, by Paul Arm
strong, will have Its first production here
at the Boyd theater this evening. It will
remain four nights and a matinee Wednes
day. The title, which has a bit of mystery
for the uninitiated. Is explained In the fact
that the "Hoorah" Is an immensely rich
gold mine and the "Heir" a male Infant.
Around the Infant a husband, a wife, a
mother-in-law, a Japanese valet some
miners, a cowpuncher, a widow and a
maiden aunt Mr. Armstrong Is said to have
woven a very merry story. Joseph Lacy,
a rough diamond of a man and part owner
of the Hoorah mine, has just married an
eastern society girl, Oeraldlne Kent The
marriage la one of convenience and has
been arranged by a scheming moyier-in-law,
who has exacted a wedding settlement
of $100,000. This kindly disposed dame, by
her continual criticisms of the miner's
crudities of speech and manner, and by
her attempted intrigue between her daugh
ter and a former eastern sweetheart has
succeeded In separating the man and the
girl. So Joe leaves the new palace In the
little mining town in charge of his wife
and his mother-in-law and starts off to
Europe. He returns to hear some stories
of his wife and the old sweetheart which,
to his credit, he does not believe. But while
the man and the wife are still at odds a
baby Is born, which Is toasted by the miners
as the heir to the Hoorah. Of course the
baby brings about a reconciliation on Its
christening day, when the friends of his
father present It with a cradle, one piece
carved from the trunk of a redwood tree
by the hands that need not have tolled.
The scene of the christening brings a
couple of other little romances to a happy
Issue also. Ouy Bates Post remembered
best as Steve In "The Virginian," creates
the leading role, Joe Lacy. The cast In
cludes Jane Peyton, Ernest Lamson, Louise
Rutter, Colin Campbell, Ben S. Hlgglns,
Nora O'Brien, Wright Kramer, Wilfred
Lucas, Florence Coventry, Brtnsley Shaw
and Casslus Qulmby and others well known
for past effective stage work.
At the Burwood, beginning with a mati
nee this afternoon, the bill for the week
will be "When We Were Twenty-One," the
charming comedy by Henry V. Esmond, In
which Mr. Goodwin and Miss Elliott won
their greatest triumph. Director Long has
prepared a fine production of this delightful
play, and has given his company extra
rehearsals In It, as it is his desire to present
it in faultless manner. His arrangements
so far have been very successful. Miss
Lang will have the strong role of Phyllis
Erlckson, one that will give her ample
opportunity for her capacity. Mr. Morrison
will be Richard Carewe, and Mr. Simson
will be Richard Miles Terence Audalne,
known to his friends as the Imp. Mr.
Fulton will play Waddles, Mr. Davies will
be the doctor man and Mr. Robertson,
who has just Joined the company, will make
his first appearance In the role if the
soldier man. Mary Hill will be the Firefly,
Miss Gerald will be Mrs. Erlckson and
Mr. Owen will be Jacob lllrsch. Sperlal
scenery and settings have been provided
for the play. "When We Were Twenty
One" will be presented each evening this
week and at matinees on Sunday, Tuesday,
Thursday and Saturday.
Francis Wilson will be at the Boyd Friday
and Saturday evening and a matinee on
Saturday, There will be a novelty In the
fact that the comedian will then be seen for
the first time In Omaha In plays without a
musical background. The play selected for
him Is a new Clyde Fitch comedy called
"Cousin Billy," In which the central char
acter Is that of William Jenks, a former
alderman of Allentown, Pa., who Is on a
tour of continental Europe. The complica
tions which are unraveled in the course of
the play are caused by his infatuation for a
charming widow who has a marriageable
daugbtor on her hands. The scenes of the
play are laid In Paris and the Swiss Alps.
In addition to "Cousin Billy" Mr. Wilson
will also be seen In "The Little Father of
the Wilderness," a one-act comedy by Aus
tin Strong and Lloyd Osborne. The action
of this play takes place during the reign
of Louis XV of France and Its scenes are
laid In an ante-room of tho palace of Ver
sailles. Mr. Wilson's company comprises
many well known people, among them
being May Robson, Edith Barker, William
Lewers, Rosa Cooke, Elsa Garrett, Charles
J. Greene, George S. Spencer, Sydney Rice
and Eva Bingham.
" 'Way Down East" opens a four-day en
gagement at the Krug theater this after
noon. It will be presented upon a more
elaborate scale than last season. The play
Itself Is too well known to need any lengthy
description. There Is deft combining of
humor and pathos, with incisive dramatic
Incident and a tremendous amount of
human interest The passions and emotions
which sway these simple people of the New
Hampshire farm are the same that have
governed all people of all ages since the
world began. Ituman nature Is pretty much
alike regardless of environment The play
has been seen In this city before, but the
attendance that It plays to each season
seems to Increase Instead of diminish. There
will be the usual matinee on Wednesday.
"The Smart Bet" described as the maxi
mum of song and action crowded Into two
hours and forty minutes of entertainment
space, and with just sufficient funny dia
logue to season the musical comedy broth,
will be seen at the Krug theater for three
nights and Saturday matinee, starting
Thursday night, November 16. The com
pany Is large and contains such well known
performers as S. II. Dudley, known as the
prince of colored comedians; Jerry Mills,
Ella Anderson, Marrion Smart and others
too numerous to mention. Friday night
there will be a dancing contest between the
members of the company and a large num
ber of our local dancers. Prizes In gold
will be awarded to the winners, and as tho
contest is open to all comers there will be
some pretty strong competition, as Omaha
can boast of some very good dancers.
Those wishing to compete will please leave
their names at the box office.
It will be a lively entertainment that
starts the week with a matinee today at
the Orpheum. Arthur Prince, who is said
to be the wonder of his guild and who was
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Music and Musical Notes
Miss Oaker seems to have fully realised
all of these parts of the character, and
with an infinitude of pains has given them
'life and action. She dawdles in an affected
way, speaks with an unpleasant drawl to
her tone, and generally demeans herself so
as to earn the honest disapprobation of
nine-tenths of her audience. Many of these,
thoughtless perhaps, have conceived Laura
Dearborn as a htgh-eouled, healthy-minded
girl, fit to be a companion for a man
among men, and for this reason are dis
appointed at the picture offered. It Is not
in any way attractive, and yet as an art
study and character it Is quite as effective
as Mr. Lackaye's conception of Curtis
Judwln. Miss Oaker may suffer to some
extent because she has made the character
so near to what it ought to be according
to the Indefinite notion afforded by the
author, but she gains Immensely in her
Hrtlstic stature by doing so.
Mr. Lackaye bad all the advantage of
Miss Oaker In this regard, for the sym
pathy of the public goes out to Curtis
Jadwln, and people who, normally, would
condemn gambling, follow his operations
with the intensest Interest, simply because
lie has the human touch. He la a big man
with a quiet way and a determined manner,
and that Is what is most admired by the
American public, for these are the at
tributes of the fighter. The ethical propo
sition is lost sight of in the turmoil that
accompanies the action of the play. It
At other times The Bee has contended
that a play could be both Interesting and
decent. As a further proof, contrast the ex
amples of Maude Adams and Mary Shaw.
While Miss Shaw Is exploiting, or was, the
profession that has been aptly denominated
"the oldest In the world," Miss Adams Is
winning new fame in 'Teter Pan." And
what Is "Peter Pan"? Just a fairly tale
used to illustrate a point Here is the story
of the Barrie play:
Peter Pan is a boy who does not want
to grow up. During the twilight when
Mrs. Darling was telling stories to her
children, he would sit outside the window
ledge and listen. In this way he lost his
shadow. He comes back to the house,
and, finding the children sleeping and alone,
lie Jumps in and searches for the lost
shadow. Little Wendy, the oldest of the
trio, awakes, and lie tells her about the
fairies, and how long ago a baby's smile
broke into a thousand pieces and each
piece became a fairy. She is fascinated
and he tells her about the Never. Never,
Never Iund. where tie lives with his band,
lie shows her how easy kit Is to fly. The
other children awake una they soon learn
how to fly, and Peter persuades them to
follow him to his own land. They agree,
and soaring above the nursery tloor, they
fly out of the window.
The next scene is in the Never, Never,
Never laind. and Peter's band is building
a house for Wendy. And here Is where
we first meet the bold pirate Hook, who
Is an arch enemy of Pan. Always on the
track of the pirate la a crocodile, which,
having tasted of one arm. wants the other.
1'an and his children go to live in his
house below the woods, where Wendy be
comes the imaginary little mother. Above,
the redskins, who are Peter's friends, are
camping and with them la the dark-skinned
Tiger Lily, who loves Peter Pan. Through
this scene and all of them floats the charac
ter of Tinker Bell, a fairy whom mortal
eyes only sees as a dancing flash of light.
The pirates attack the redskins and drive
them away, and Hook puts poison in Pan's
medicine glass, but Tinker Bell drinks it
and is about to die, when she is saved by
nil Hie
a mother should b a source of joy to all, but the suffering icd
danger incident to the ordeal makes its anticipation one of misery.
Mother Friend it the only remedy which relieve women of the great
pain and dauger of maternity ; thia hour which it dreaded at womto'i
severest trial it not only made painless, but all the danger it avoided
by its use. Those who use thit remedy are no longer despondent or
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overcome, the system it made ready for the joining evat, and th
.-. umcuii v luininoii to ire critical
hour are obviated by the use of Mother's
Friend. "It is worth it weight in gold."
ays many who have used it. $1.00 per
bottle at druar stores. Book containing
valuable information of interest to all women, will
be sent to any address free upon application to
HE first important concert of the
season is past, and music lovers
are left speculating as to the ex
act position which Madame Eames
may Justly claim In the song
world. On Wednesday night she labored
under the difficulty of hoarseness, which
may account for her uncertain Intonation
She couldn't seem to place her voice with
that minute understanding which we have
come to expect from singers with her great
reputation. The way she switched her
program around was disconcerting. We
especially wanted to hear the Mozart aria'
and the duet from "Hamlet," but we had
to be satisfied with less ambitious numbers.
Madame Eames is the most radiantly beau
tiful creature that one could wish to see.
In her gown of silver brocade, relieved
with splashes of soft pink, she was cer
tainly a vision of loveliness. Her shoulders
are superb and the poise of her head Is such
as few queens can lay claim to. She is
a combination of voice and beauty, with
beauty as the prime factor. This statement
is not in disparagement of her voice In the
least, for It Is one of the great ones, and
if she had a warm, sympathetic person
ality, the magic conditions would be com
plete. She is cold, she lacks In tempera
mental power. Once In a blue moon Is one
Individual endowed with all the gifts,
health, voice, beauty. Intelligence and tem
perament; the five essentials to the per
fection of genius In a singer.
It transpires that Eames- was wretched
with a cold on Wednesday night; also, she
was not at all pleased with the size of
her audience. She remarked rather caus
tically: "I've sung In barns before, but
they were full." If these autocratic prima
donnas could only get It Into their heads
that when they, sing In a fifty-year-old
western city they are really In a way doing
missionary work, and owe us the very best
that is In them, how much pleaaanter it
would be. The enthusiastic, appreciative
audience which greeted Eames was more
of a compliment to her greatness than
many a larger house in a more metropolitan
city. Neither must we be judged on the
"Mother Goose" order. Melba sang us
"Bessie and Buddy and Dorothy May" as
an encore. It hurts yet. Eames respected
our Intelligence. Oh, why didn't she sing
those two beautiful numbers which the
people whom she loves to sing to can hear
so many times, while we may not have
another opportunity! Anyway, the concert
was a red letter occasion and one long to
be treasured In memory. - Which artist
could we forget? Certainly not Eames; a
thousand times not De Gorgosa, and. Indeed,
not Hollman, with deep-voiced cello, his
art and his genial personality.
Mr. Chase reports ne success with his
subscription list and sends the following
program, which will be performed on No
vember 23 at the Lyric by Mme. Shotwell
Piper. Mme. Flske. Mr. Bispham and Mr.
Kelly Cole. It is a pleasure to note that
there will be a short miscellaneous pro
gram before the "Shakespeare Song Cycle:"
1. Quartet Crabbed Age and Youth,
from The Passionate Pilgrim
2. Soprano Solo Then Hate Mo When
Thou Wilt Sonnet XC
3. Trio Bnritone. tenor and soprano.
Blow, Thou Winter Wind, from As
You Like It, act 2, scene 7
4. Baritone Solo Some Glory In Their
Birth Sonnet XCI
6. Quartet (cannon) It Was a Lover
and His Lass, from As You Like It
act 6, scene 3
6. Contralto Solo Since Brass Nor
Stone Sonnet LXV
7. Baritone and Soprano On a Day
Alack the Day, from Love's Labor
Lost, act 4, scene 3
8. Tenor Solo Shall I Compare Three?
: Sonnet XVIII
8. Quartet Tell Me Where is Fancy
Bred, from The Merchant of Venice,
act 3, scene 2
10. Boprano Solo When to the Sessions
of Sweet Silent Thought Sonnet III
11. Quartet Under the Greenwood Tree,
from As You Like It, act 2. scene 6..
12. Baritone Solo When in Disgrace
Sonnet XXIX
13. Quartet Crabbed Age and Youth....
The musical department of the Woman's
Club has 'been very slow In starting this
season. Mrs. Kats thought that she
would be unable to continue her position
as leader on account of ill health in the
family, but has finally been persuaded to
go on -with ber interesting and successful
administration. Tiie list of concerts for
the year is In this wise:
November Piano and song recital.
December Miscellaneous.
January Folk songs of, different nations.
February Artist recital.
March Chamber music.
April Modern Russian school.
May Spring program.
The department has also cut down the
number of its concerts. Two a month
proved disastrous to good standards. It is
hoped that the seven now arranged for
will set a new mark in the history of the
club. On Friday morning the following at
tractive recital was given by three wel'
and favorably known Omaha professionals.
Mr. Landsberg, Miss Jansen and Mr. Ellis.
Sonata, (two pianos), D major Mozart
Allegro Maestoso. Andante, Cuntabile.
Mr. Sigmund Landsbcrg, Miss lulu Aten
My Desire Nem
Kliulersiimmen Von Ftelit;
Atn Strande
(From Elilang Song Cycle.
Miss Louise Jansen.
Four Indian Love Lyrics,
1. The Temple Bells. 2. Less Than the
Dust. S. Kashmiri Song. 4 Till I Wake.
Mr. Fred U. Kills.
Mrs. Howard Kennedy and Mr. Landuberg,
The Tuesday Morning Musical club held
Its first concert of the winter at Mrs. E. A.
Cudahy's on Tuesday morning. The pro
gram, arranged by Miss Paulson, was re
ceived with much enthusiasm. The house
was crowded, only ten members being ab
sent. The club now numbers 100.
Mr. Kelly has been working quietly on
his Aptllo club plan, and Incidentally try
ing to And a suitable place to rehearse.
Througb the courtesy of Father Dowling
he has been able to secure the assembly
room In the new Creighton Law school.
a great London favorite, conies here for
the lirst time to amuse and Interest with a
ventriloqulal turn. Prince's remarkable col
loquy is carried on with but a single mani
kin and he presents some remarkable Imi
tations. More initial bidders will be
Mosher. Houghton and Mosher, who do
daring, difficult and graceful "stunts" on
cycles. Charles Case, the quaint mono
legist, has not been around this way In
about seven years and It Is more than
likely he will have funny stories. The
Bellclalr brothers. In their first visit, will
do posturing and perform feats of strength
td show that muscular development that
has led to styling them the modem Hercu
les. "A French Frappe." described aa a
sparkjlng novelty, Is a title that Implies In
Itself that Taulo and Marlow, who present
It, entertain In the dashing manner of the
Parisians. " Cole Francis Bower will be the
vocal feature, while Harry Klein and Paul
Clifton, eccentrlo singers and dancers, wilt
make - things move with a hum, and the
klnodrome showing the fancy spectacle,
"The Palace of the Arabian Nights," com
pletes the program.
"When Johnny Comes Marching Home
will be presented by the W. T. Carlton
Opera company at the Boyd for four nights
and a matinee, beginning Sunday, Novem
ber 19. Among the songs that have estab
lished themselves as prime favorites are:
"My Own United States," "Good Day, Yan
kees," ";Years Touch Not the Heart," "My
Honeysuckle Girl," a coon song. Another
song that Is considered by many aa the gem
of the opera is "Katie, My Bouthern Rose,"
sung by Johnny, first with the male chorus
and later by the combined chorus of boys
and girls. The scenlo environment Is pic
turesque and satisfying and the costumes
are undeniably a novelty, and an altogether
pleasing one to the present generation,
whatever they may have been to the past.
Out of the Ordinary
Again the ripe wisdom of the man who
reads in bed Is Justified. An authority on
nervous diseases has declared that many
of our modern Ills are directly traceable to
the practice of sitting on chairs,
"Uncle Johnny Giitntn," wno was Dorn
In England. February 13, 1824, is one of the
regular crew of workmen In the coal mines
at Bevier, Mo. He has always been a
miner. Griffith's office account shows that
he Is steady and an average worker. He
says he never drank.
During ten weeks of the past summer,
gasoline killed nine people, seriously
burned forty-three, fired seventy-two
houses and did other mischiefs, the fires
for a year numbering 400. This ' playful
fluid gets Itself sold to the wrong people
"What's the matter with Kansas?" Of
the 105 counties In Kansas, says the Kan
sas City Journal, forty-four are without a
pauper, twenty-five have no poorhousee,
thirty-seven have not a single person In
Jail, and thirty-seven have not a criminal
case on the docket. There's evidently less
than ever "the matter with Kansas."
The middle west still has marvels In the
way of towns that spring up almost over
night In Illinois, for example, is a village
of 600 people and nine saloons, where seven
weeks ago there were hardly two farm
houses. A newly opened coal mine shares
the responsibility with the saloons for
bringing so many Inhabitants together.
A woman came recently from Germany
to meet her husband in this country, to
find on landing that he had not only
written her an unreeeived letter, stating
his Intention to return to the fatherland,
but had taken passage and refused to
change his Intention. The woman has de
cided to. stay In America, and. all things
considered, the swap seems to be rather a
good one for Uncle Samuel.
Judge Swarts of Norrlstown, Pa., In a
recent case laid down the law relating to
mothers-in-law as follows: "It should be
distinctly understood that the husband is
master of his own house. The wife haa no
right to invite or admit her mother or
anyone else to the house against her
husband's will. The wife can, however,
go to see her mother whenever she wishes,
so long as she does not go so often as to
neglect her duties to her husband and her
Labor and Industry
The ordinary Cuban bricklayer does well
If he can put up 500 bricks a day. The
American on rough work can lay 1,&X.
There are about 14,000 carpenters In Cuba.
Good men are paid from $1.50 to $2 a day In
the cities; In the smaller places they work
for much less.
Nine more companies, employing over
S,(KI0 men, are dismissing their working
force and leaving Chicago forever, for the
country, on account of the ceaseless labor
There haa been a marked Improvement In
the conditions In the sweat shops through
out Chicago as well as a material reduction
In their number In the past year, according
to Chief Factory Inspector Edgar T. Davies.
Los Angeles Typographical union has
nlnceri Itself on record as being unalter
ably opposed to the sale or use of intoxi
cating drinks at Labor day celebrations. It
is extiented that other labor bodies will fol
low the printers In declaring Labor day a
dry day.
The annual report of the New York State
Commission on Prisons for 1904 shows that
all Inmates able to work were employed;
that the sales of manufactured articles for
the year amounted to STOS.ff.'S. and that not
one dollar's worth of prison-made goods
was sold in the open market.
vtrickiMvers In New York make more
money than manv lawyers and" doctors, but
if the demands of the Plasterers' union are
acceded to, these artisans win nave in
comes that rival those of some of the les-
l .-U , - ,h. Inaiimnr, elft The tllaa-
terers now receive $5.70 tr an eight-hour
day. The union is demanding SS a day, witn
r,ii.iA nuv for extra time, and the men
estimate bv working twelve hours a day
thev will be able to earn $12. Twelve dol-
i-.. ,iv wooM he tl'l a week and $3,i44
year. The sverage Income of a physician
is not over $2,600.
Madame Shotwell-Piper, soprano; Madame There w111 b no alrs to climb and the
air. tveiley Cole, place is ideal for Mr. Kelly s purpose. Ac-
Katharine Flsk. contra It a
Cave'-Col; p,lan'utB"Phara'
t Run ; Schubert
Der ""lrer Schubert
Mr. David Blspham.
Ami Mol Bemher
O. That We. Too. Were Maying.... .wft
Mme. Katharine Flsk.
,om Hans Hermann
lary Vi i;-, : vi", Old Scotch
Mr. Kelley Cole.
Ein Trautn Orl
Les Filh de Cadlx .....Dellbea
" Mme. Sluteil-Plper.
Who Knows? Max Helnrich
O. or a Burst of Song ...Frances Allltsen
Mr. itavid BUpham.
Mrs tii ate Wassell s Shakespeare s Cycle.
tlve work will begin in about two weeks.
The Muslca Art society, under Mr. Simms.
has a membership of seventy. The first
concert curs December 4. Mr. Gahm, the
soloist, will play a group of numbers by
American composers, which should be of
especlai Interest. MARY LEARNED.
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Mr. Delmore Cheney has "In Meinorlam."
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The first roncert of the Omaha Philhar
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at HoyUs theater. Mr. JosctU GaUui, soloist
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