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About Plays and Players
TUG OMAHA ILLUSTRATED II EE.
2 I theme tuis Klvrn lti inspiration
it remained for an Omaha man
to dramatize a department lore.
Mohert Man ley, who 1 at the Nul nf tho
lltfiary buieau of J. I... Rrandeia 4c Sons'
i tut establishment, has won f ir r:!ms(lf
i i i-i.gnlii'in In this line that warrants pla-
Inn him among the immortal?. As a rule
Mr. Manley attunes hi lyre to tints the
irni.sen of the various bargaJns that are
..(Tiird from day to day in the immense
mr-rmntlle establishment of which he is
i he r"rngnlzd mouthplf!C and spokesman.
II" designs the various announcements that
me s't up In light faced type by the dally
pi'ss, and which eet forth that finm'thlnn
nas bef-n marked down from H to 17. W, or
that something else is the most attnietlve
.if its sort ever offered, and can only be
obtained at that store. In this line Mr.
Manley has made a name for himself and
Miis the satisfaction of knowlnir that his
copy Is never refused in a publishing office,
i u the contrary, his contributions are
eagerly sought after, and ho Is ulwas
assured of as much srac as he desires
to fill, eve-n If It extra pages have to be
printed to accommodate It. But he tired
of the delicate and diplomatic task of set
ting forth In print the literature of al
luring bargains, and with a foresight that
Is almost prescience, ho determined to
turn to account some of the things he had
noted during his daily walk through the
hargaln-crowded alslea. With this end In
view, and Phil Aaran'a perennial happy
phiz to Incite him, Mr. Manley sot about
reducing the life behind tha counters at
the Boston store to dramatic form. How
well he succeeded only those who were at
'he Metropolitans club's theater on Tues
day night can possibly know. Tt Is a
real triumph, and Mr. Manley nay well
be proud of his achievement. He furnished
the employes of the firm with a rtllKhtful
entertainment, and demonstrated that llfo
In a big store is not the sordid grind
some of the dissatisfied people would have
The local theater buihleis broke nut
HKaln during the week and erected an
other modern temple of Thespls on one of
the many vacant downtown corners. It
is no violation of confidence to admit that
this story had as much foundation In fact
aa any of the others that have emanated
from the same source. The corner men
tioned as the probable site is vacant and
is really owned by the parties mentioned
ns the owners. But beyond these two
fundamental facts the story Is a tissue
of such stuff as dreams are made of. With
the Boyd thenter standing Idle an average
of four nights a week because there are no
first-class attractions to fill it, and all the
theaters In the west strujraling for some
thing to fill their time, it Is hardly likely
that the Shuberts, the Belascos, the Selltr
innns or anyone else will build another
theater In Omaha.
One of the eastern papers In comment
ing on the condition of the stage in the
west cites the collapse of several com
panies recently, and among them the
"Florodora" outfit that appeared at the
Boyd and went to pieces after playing
at Fremont. From this the paper argues
that there Is no prosperity for the stage
folks out west. The reverse la the truth.
If the reviewer who wrote the item had
seen the company that went to ploces he
would have wondered that It ever got
under headway At all. It simply had no
light to be out playing so well known and
generally popular a play as "Florodora,"
and especially through a territory where
It lia4 been made known by the original
company ana by the best that followed.
This company, like a number of others
that have been seen In Omaha during the
present season, was apparently organized
as a speculation, the Idea being to get a
hare of the money with which the west
Is overflowing. That the venture failed
is a tribute to the good sense of western
people. Eastern managers and promoters
might as well make up their minds now
ns later on that the people of the west
are not so anxious for theatrical enter
tainment that they will pay first-class
prices to see fourth rate performances.
Kvery standard attraction that Is coining
out with an established company Is doing
business, and all the business that can be
done, but the cheap "s.-iap" shows are
not getting rich. Conditions here are no
worse than in the east, for the list of
"clesings" Is Just as great in the one sec
tion of the country as lu the other.
Part of the difficulty Is due to the fact
that the manageis have not enough at
tractions to fill the time at the theaters.
For this condition several factors are re
sponsible, and many excuses are offered.
'harles Klein, the author, thus explains
In the New York Times what he considers
the main reason for the situation:
The deliberate manufacture of plays for
stars is surely and rapidly retarding the
it velopment of American playwrights. It
is perhaps tho one great reason why play-
riling in America is not as progressive as
In fc.urope. .Now young playwrights as they
plan their work ure inevitably in the habit
of writing with one eye on their plays and
Die other on certain stars they hope to
natter into producing them.
The author who sits down to write a
pluy with a fixed notion that tome par
ticular actor or actress is to carry tho
i.inln Interest, Is at once confronied wlui
certain constraining problems. The fact
that it often happens that the constraint
ed' the author and the personality of the
actor managed to rarry the thing to a mobt
delightfully successful result docs not in
the least alter the essential injustice of
this state of things.
Six eus ago. after I had begun to write
"The Honorable John Grlgsby." I found
that Mr. Sol Smith Itussell would unqu-s-tionably
be tb actor chosen to produce It.
I had intended to bare tho principal char
acter of the piece on the personality of
Abraham Lincoln, as I had drawn It from
Hirudi n s "Life." The logic of the play
e'.'Vrf ro,. rertslq situitions wherein the
towering strength and force of the Lincoln
l)pu ttoulU tieely dominate. In planning
the i-ltuatiune, however, 1 was instantly
confronted with Mr. Russell's limitations
in precisely the needed directions. And.
accordingly. I had to deliberately change
my situations to tit the milder, more per
suasive temperament of my actor.
To whatever degree the actor's actual
temperament fails to correspond to tho
Ideal temperament of the character he is
lo play Just so much will he fall short of
the part. No amount of cleverness can
make up for lack of sincerity.
Again, take "The Music Master." in
, suiting this play for Mr. Wartleld I found
myself confronted with limitations in the
direction of romanticism, heroics, and. In
tact, anv aggressive type of action. Mr.
Warflt Id's methods are so absolutely nat
ural that he simply cannot speak arti-
llclal dialogue. This fact obliged me to
keep almost entirely to colloquial forms
of speech and quiet, homely situations.
Of course in such a rase the verv re
strictions may tend to the distinct advan
tage of the playwright, for the subdued
atmosphere, together with the personality
nf the actor, makes the play appear inure
natural than it really is. But this kind
of playwritlng has nevertheless the ob
vious disadvahtage of keeping the author
almost entirely to one particular genre.
Another severe demand upon the play
wright writing for his star Is the con
stant nectfslty of keeping the one figure
constantly in the center of the- stage,
whether the stery logically calls for his
presence there or net. The result of hav
ing to impose one character Uon every
vcene ana situation Is Inevitable. If the
author must be continually contriving to
drag his hero or heroine upstairs ana down,
lu order to figure In every stage picture
with all privileges of the limelight and
the first and last word, one can easily
ee that the dramatic perspective, logic,
symmetry and literary value as a whol
are pretty likely to be destroyed.
4 esee gvwewbat In polal tu a play
eaii'vl "ITeurl "i n ,' vM.ren v .1. I '".
Clarke- and mv.-f. In win. h 1. nrv Miller
had 'lie I. .i.lirg part Th t lay i'lf
proved s:iresful rnrvitli. ar.1 Mr. Miller
was thoroughly erTti- . H it what I
riM nv. g is that in th- 1 n run
crnimir:ts are bound to prove ,1 sas
tro'is to the test woikine of anv au
thor's Iridic t.
"The l,lon and the Mots.'' is the fust
plav I have written where 1 have r.ot
Imd to rhinf" a ne or a line m con
form to tie tenipersn.ei,t of the actor.
The eon erjnen -e Is the idea of the lay
stamls out more prominently than the jr
eonahty of the ladii. actor. This fact
I fe to a certain extent accounts for it.
There seen s to be a managerial atiom
that a plav cannot suorv ed in drawing the
public unless It baa a headline in the
shape of h jiTOTolvent name. "oneuentlv
pi t s are ordered to be made for and
tittd to ceitnln well known actors and
actresses pi city much like frocks and
drrss coats. The author Is supposed to
puarantee the tit. As a result the Ameri
can playwright, con pelled to follow where
he should h ad, finds bin self helplessly
confirming to an utterly false (anon of
dramatic composition. Ills object becomes
to rit. a t,'ood -titling play rather lha'i
a pood play in Itself, and of course the
better It suits the star the more likely It
is to be produced.
This notion of the play as a kind of
evening gown to be cut. basted and fussed
with until It hans smooth on the figure
it was meant for leads to a still worse
consequence. It encourages the actor de
liberately to dictate scenes and situations
In which he knows he can excel and
characterizations which he knows to bo
becoming This habit once acquired the
setor begins to think it IninossiMe for
him to appear In any but his most ap
proved kinds of work, and Beason after
season one can pr"dct from his name
almost exactly the style of play in which
he will appear. This Is one reason why
the public so ntilckly tires of rertain stats.
They and their plays become after a time
Intolerably, monotonously predictable.
When one deliberately writes a light
opera book or a play nf non-serious nature
for some particularly clever finger tr
actor, the author exiiects, as a matter of
course, to conform to the actor s personal
peculiarities. In writing "Kl Capitan" and
"The Charlatan" for lie Wolf Hopper, for
example, I had constantly to keep in mind
Mr. Hoppers sargulnely apoplectic tem
perament. If a line did not jemn the kind
of thing that belonged to such a tempera
ment, never mind how apropos it might be
to the play, 1 had to cut I', out. So quick
is an audience to discern the tempera
mental unfitness of dialogue that no mat
ter how funny a line may be in itself It
will win no laugh. Thus the very play itself
must take on the line and hue of the
central figure. And when we are com
pelled to keep that central tigure in tho
middle of the stago for three hours, one
can plainly see how often the inner nec
essities must be sacrificed.
I remember In "The Royal Rogue."
which I wrote for Jeff D'Angelis, 1 had
finally to cut out a most important see no
simply because Mr. D'Angehs refused to
speak lines which merely developed the
plot without raising a laugh.
"But, my dear fellow," 1 remonstrated,
"that scene Is absolutely neces.-.ary to tho
plot. The' audlenco won't understand the
Btory without it."
"Well there's a good laugh In the next
scone, and they'll understand that," was
the comedian's argument.
And so the play had to go on minus
part of its plot.
In these days when Boubrettea, leading
ladles and matinee heroes bound suddenly
Music and Musical Notes
.Music Calendar for the Week.
TUESDAY, 8:15Lyrlc, Harold Bauer,
THCKSDAY. 8:15-Boyd, Hans Albert Con
f 'Y tho time this column appears
I WL I Madame Calve either will have,
1 I or won't have. anneared in
Omaha, She seems to be having
rather a strenuous trip. In Chi
cago rheumatism attacked her, the chilling
lake winds rudely penetrating the great
prima donna's bones. The picture drawn
of her by a heartless reporter as she lay
on her couch In the Annex, burled beneath
liken quilts and swathed In soft stuffs
and laces, groaning dismally over her
pains and the cutting Incredulity of the
Chicago public, was all that could be de
manded by the most melodramatic adorer.
In Milwaukee Calve waxed very mad
at her prospective audience "She made
on them a snoot," In the classic lan
guage of Myra Kelly. The effect of wrath
and rheumatism pursued her to Minneapo
lis, and there culminated In acute tonsil
Itls. It looks as if the famous singer's
temperament was eating her up; she must
have gotten off the steamer with the
wrong foot foremost or maybe she forgot
her rabbit's foot. She is some deep and
deadly kind of an "osophist" who believes
In "Influences" and "signs" wears an
amulet around her neck and counts the
stars (Incidentally cusses the boots off the
maid who forgets to put her yellow silk
petticoat on the proper hook!)
Genius Is a wayward flower. Its outside
wrappings are eccentric and various. Xot
always from genuine Inclination, either.
Barnum's statement that "the public likes
to be humbugged" came from great, cav
ernous depths of perfect understanding of
the inner workings of tho majority of peo
ple. It's an awful mistake to be modest
in this world. Blow your own horn! Toot
the glad tidings that you're "It!" Speak
ing of diffidence and fright, I was talking
last winter to a woman who holds a bril
liant social position In Washington and is
noted for her Intelligence and versatility.
The affair was a small musleale,
where to my.liorrcr, I found I was the
special attraction. Over in a big chair
was Madame Olga KamarofT s mother
there were others. I was literally corn
ered. I sang eight songs. To go back to
I was dilating afterward on
my sensations. She said: "You let me
tell you something What you need is
to cultivate the 'I don't care a damn"
splrjt." The advice struck me all in a
heap. Like Mark Twain's story of how
he lived to be To; it might be tho death of
others, but It was grand for inc. I pass
it on those who have the temperament to
understand and grasp it and, who need It!
Mr Harold Bauer, who plays a piano
recital at the Lyrio on Tuesday evening,
bas prepared a special program for his
Omaha appearance. It is not over long,
and while being thoroughly artistic, la
not entirely made up of heavy or abstruse
numbers. Mr. Bauer has been winning
golden opinions for his work. He is not an
eccentric, but the beet type of a well-balanced
artist. Those who go to hear him
piay feel sure of an evening of rare
I. Kafcchlngsschwunk S hmuni.inn
Allegro, Homance. Sebt-rzino. Inter
-- Ouvotte OV.ick-Brahms
tb S. herzo In K minor Mendelssonn
ic) Khapsodv In minor Biuhms
(d Ktude. "The Wind" Aikan
3. 1 Ktud- In I flat Liszt
(b) Ballad m G minor Chopin
4. a Impromptu in A flat Schubert
tb) Ktude en forme de Valse
And now Trinity cathedral is on the list
of churches without a choir leader. Mr.
Symons having resigned. Mr. Ben Stanley
and Mr. Frederick Lihs are both men
tioned as possible successors. There are
also faint munnurings of a dark horse'
Madame Tupin bad rather a tring ex
perience at her recital Monday evening.
There were only thirty people in the house
and the effect could hardly have been en
couraging. The most interesting feature
of her rutertalinmeut she never mentioned,
vis; The De Janko keyboard which she
iti'o a aiap'itii tii.it g.v . t u i a airiest tin-IlTl'.-d
right to di, t.ito to pUvwr'.s In
you run easily see how their personal
enpa.-ity or m-aparlty is going to affect
'the drama generally. When ore his a
I'Tiihardt rr . 1 ' -ie o write for nil tiny
be for the test. But oftenor the playwright
has to 1 i : : -i t the irile p Ids effort to the
tnagni'lh'e of hn available star.-. Too ofteu
that magnitude Is of the hevent'i or elgl.lU
i ne problem of g ttitiR out of this hibit
of dram alio rirenMna Is a bur one.
rersonallv I don't feel that national art
theaters and that kind of thing are going
in i he real root of the m uter.
Ju-t at present there are certain big
waves of p etiological inteiest .fid en
thusiasm sweeping over us which I be
lieve will prove highly significant for all
forms of philosophy and art. 1 fully le
lieve that when the governments of the
world rccerrnlzo th evils arising from auto
suggestions treated in an audience by
false mental images derived from the stage,
and when they realize tiie enormous in
fluence of mental Images, good or bad on
character, they will p"k intelligently to
regulate the theater. lia Wrights will be
urged and encouraged to set forth the very
best of their ideals without any considera
tion of the personalities that may chance
to portniv them.
And again 1 believe this elevation of
standard will come not so much from the
establishment of art theaters and th like
but rather through the developing knowl
edge and experience of physicians, mcta
phystcium and psychologist.-.
Co nil iik Ktrnti.
Charles II. Yale's "Kverlasting Devil's
Auction," which la now announced as pru
ncntiiiK the twenty-fourth iition of this
really wonderful show piece, is announced
as the attraction ul tho I'.uyd theater this
afternoon and evciiiim, tho matinee at
bargain prices. Majiajjer Yalo staU-H tlmt
most elaborate changes have been made in
the latest edition, in tho way of new and
very capable artists, magnificent scenic
accessories, superb costuming, attractive
ballets, newly Imported European features, 1
t-peclai and exclusive vaudeville, novelties
and the most elaborate transformation
ecene called "Amor" ever presented in this
"The Man From Mexico" Is the bill for
the current week at the Burwood theater,
starting with the matinee this afternoon.
In selecting the three-act farcial comedy
by II. C. de Souchet Director Brown of
the Woodward Stock company is actuated
by a desire to keep in touch with the gay
holiday spirit, and promises that a smooth
performance will be given to delight the
patrons. Mr. Morrison will be Benjamin
1'itzhew, around whoae misfortunes and
misdoings the story of the piay revolves,
and his rehearsals for the part indicate
that he will moke another of his hits. His
great scene In the Becond act, when he is
in prison, is most successfully done. Mls3
Lar.g will be Mrs. Fitzhew; Mr. Owen, Mr.
Fulton; Mr. Simpson, Mr. Bcholleld; Mr.
Todd and Mr. Davies assist in making the
comedy a go, and Miss Davis, Miss Hill and
Miss Ward each have good parts. "The
Man From Mexico" will be presented each
evening during the week, and at matinees
played. On her program she says she is
the only person who uses this Invention,
from which I Infer that poor De Janko
scored a failure, and that both he and his
pupils are of the past. If Madame Pupin
has good friends and pleasant associations
In New York, I should advise her to cling
to them and leave the hustling, pioneer
west to younger enthusiasms.
A special aeries of matinees will be given
at the Metropolitan opera house In New
York between Christmas and New Years
representing "The Ring of the Nibelung."
Richard Aldrich, music ciitio of the New
York Times, has Just published through
the Oliver Ditson company, Boston, "A
Guide to the Nibelung." In the preface he
says: "To endeavor to say much that is
new and original about 'The Ring of tho
Nibelung' would be a rash undertaking at
this day. This little book's presentation
of the origin, source, and music structure
of Wagner's great trilogy Is founded largely
upon the labors of others." Me, Aldiich
has taken and acknowledged the best in
treatises hitherto published, added his own
stamp of individualism and made a most
Interesting and Instructive volume. lie
takes up first the composition and sources
of the trilogy; second, the drama and Its
meaning; lastly, the music and the story.
With the prospect of Savages' English
Grand Opera company giving Omaha a
performance of "The Valkyrie" this little
book should be of great use and interest to
local muslo lovers.
At the Woman's club on Friday morning
an unusually good musical program was
given. Mrs. Katz deserved great credit
for her enthusiastic and faithful work.
The numbers were all enjoyable. Mrs.
Walter Turcell Olds rather carried off the
honors with her Chopin group, ending with
the black key etude:
(n) Berceuse Chopin
(b) Prelude Chopin
tc) Etude iln O flat) Chopin
Mrs. Walter l'urcell Olds.
a Thou Ai t Like I'nto a Level v
Flower Wilson Smith
(b) The Robin Niedlinger
Mrs. Robert II. Bell.
Mrs Katz. Accompanist.
Violin 'a) Cnnzonetta A. d' Ambroslo
(b) F.lfentanz Pp es
Miss Kmlly tieve; Mrs. Olds, Accompanist.
(a) Spring-ime Tony
(b Sing Me to Sleep IMwin Greene
Mrs. Wagner Thomas,
(at Passion gchytte
(b) Caprice Schutt
(c) La tiuitane Ohamlnaue
Mrs. Mattle Jacobsen.
Madame Calves Indisposition is ncute.
She will go to Hot Springs, Ark., to
recuperate until January. On the 4th she
will, if the fates so decree, appear at
Thursday night at the Boyd Hans Albert,
the violinist, will appear in concert, as
sisted by Madame Gale, soprano; Mrs.
Joseph fiahm, harpist; Mr. Joseph Giihm,
pianist, and Mr. Fred G. Ellis, baritone.
This will be Mr. Albert's farewell appear
ance In the city. MARY LLURXKD.
Notes nail i'rriounli.
Word has been received from Vienna
that the emperor has conferred the order
of the Iron Crown of tha third duss on
A test w as given Saturday mot nine- at
Chambers' academy by the pupils of Miss
Kftie Kllis and Miss Mary Calall, covering
tho week's work in fundamental training
in Illustrated music study.
Mjrie Ranpnld. the soprano, who be
came famous in a night at the Metrop. II
tun thiourh her interpretation of Sula
i.uth in "The Queen of Sheha," did all
her studylni; In Anniiea with Oscar S icn
ger. Maurice Crau is dying in France. His
failure to continue at the head of tin
Metropolitan forces is thought to have
largely brought about his condition. lie
always hoped to regain his lost Influent e.
Oscar Hammerstein had a scheme f jr put
ting l.lm as director of grand opera at the
hiid of his West 1 hu ty-Uiurth strct then-
Kubelik is carrying a large, warm niufT
this. SHasor. to prot-t his valuable hands
Considerable tun has been poked at him.
Madov.ell is said to be a permanent
wretk. He may legain some of hu
strength, but never his wonderiul creative
powers. A MaeDow.ll cluli has been
furmed in Ntw York for the study of his
works and ether American composers, with
kindled alms and Ideals. One public con
cert a year will le given. The pUn la
ultimately to establish u dub house fur
tao pluUiUlglUvU Cf IL 441.
Christmas almost here. Dosen't time fairly roll? But not more so than our
pianos and musical instruments, which roll out every day. Wise people are
buying now. There is no time like the present, and no present like one of our
Matchless High Grade Pianos. What more beautiful, or sensible Christmas
present for your wife or daughter?
Our inammoth Music Rooms arc chock full of good and appropriate gift!. Besides the ini
inenso stock purchase from the Collins' Fiauo Company we have thirty-eight of the 190fi
styles in all the different woods. This combination makes our stock the largest, best and of
greatest variety found in the west.
For this, the last week before Christmas, our prices on the Great Collins' Piano
Co's. stock and the advance shipment of 1906 makes will be as attractive as the
instruments themselves. Following you will find a very few of the many bar
gains to be had here this week. Now is your opportunity, will you accept it
1 Chickering & Sons,
1 Bohr Bros, upright
1 Conovcr upright
1 Cable upright
1 Kingsbury upright
1 Emerson upright
1 Estey upright
1 Krell upright
Kemember we are closing out Talking Machines purchased from the Collins' Fiauo Company at 50 cents
on the dollar. Cylinder Records, 15c; Disc Records, 25c. Everything in Violins, Mandolins, Guitars, Banjos,
Zithers, Autoharps, Harmonicas, Music Boxes, Cases, Music Rolls, Music Satchels and Sheet Music goes on sale
Monday morning. Xew Fianos for i-cnt. Fianos in this sale will be sold on payments if desired.
tf-JSt' Pin tin Tutied. Moved ntid Rermirerf. UJ
on Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday and Satur
day. There is the gay spirit of Hallowe'en in
"L'ndor Southern Skies" which conies to
the Krug theater for four nights and two
matinees starting with a matinee today
with an excellent company and a beautiful
cenio production of the pretty Idyll, now
as famous as "Way Down Kast." "Under
Southern Skies" is by Lottie Ulair Parker,
of ' Way Down Emst" fame. It is as essen
tially a geographical play as "Way Down
East," and succeeds lu staging looxl color
nd southern life in really charming and
unhackneyed stylo. The story Is laid in
southern Louisiana during . 1.VT5, and the
scenery is true to, the last detail of pictur
esque plantation life. The Hallowe'en
party, with Its niasio and mystery of
witches, candles and mirrors, made to
fraino true lovers" ki.-ses, its Jock-o-lanleru
quadrille in the firelight, and the introduc
tion of the jubilee sinters, are great f e t
tures of the production, the old southern
melodies and jubilee songs lending the real
plantation lilt to the occasion.
For three nights and Saturday matinee,
Btartins Thursday nijht, December 21, th
cleverest of all musical comedies, "Nancy
Xlrown," will be the attraction at the Krug
theater. The scenes of tho pluy are set
In picturesque Oriental atmosphere, the
court of the LSey of U.Ulyhoo. To this court
comes Nancy Urown with a bevy of Ameri
can heiresses, one of whom she hopes to
wed to the ruler s con, the crown prince.
Meanwhile, four impecunious noblemen
have arrived with a view to marrying the
bey's daughter and to add to the tomi.li
catlon the prince faljs In love with Nancy.
There are some highly laughablo ltu xticr.s
and climaxes and the arrival of a frosh
Yankee drummer who posts bills on tht
sacred white elephant lends to Increase
the fun. When all is in a most excited
mix-up Nancy exhibits her powers as a
diplomat and settles everything In a man
ner satisfactory to all and the end 13 happy
as usual. There Is a dashing beauty
chorus of forty winsome girls who know
how to look bewitching und to wear hand
some gowf.s becomingly as well tin to
sing and dance and to poso artistically.
Tin-re will bo the uMial inatlr.ee on S.it
urdav. Tils' bill that starts ill" -el; . li a
ma; nice today at lie Orpheum embraces
pretty nearly all Initial bidders for local
favor. The headline pl.n-n will be occupied
by Mi s. Stuart Robson, Blw.sc husl.a.id, the
late 'Stuart Itobson, was eminently es
teemed by the Aan iioaii lover nf comedy.
Mrs. Kobson and company will ju-..vnt a
sketch by Kdniund Day entitled "The Siv
Ing of Mrs. Shaw.'' Another piommcnl
feature will be the "Ilroomstiek Wlithes,"
twelve pretty young gi'' with lieauUiul
costumes and stage environment, who
constitute one of the biggest acts :u au.le
yllle. They will render a cmuli nawl xe'hion
of the cl.uU'i t Kel. c.ioii from tl.- t un.I ul
musical coiiKdy, "The i- of Sj-le. ." Her
bert's du;;s, distinguish! d fur being just
about the best looking and hes. kepi if
canine actors, will pel t r:n an assortment
of cute "slums," specially mention I among
which is a sensational loi p-ihe-loop act
by one of the triop. t'laxtoii, JetikiTiS and
Jasper, two coiiiei'i.ins and it don i. y. will
direet their efforts to a rKU call d "The
Ittrktnwn Circus." 1'ieiie and M ui-i i'ie
a pair of n a; and up-to-date singers and
dancers with a penenaiu for line .lre.siiig.
Georgia Lewis is a vocalist and whistler,
while Tom Hijlty is a Jolly Mack .u e
inonoiogis'. "Blierloik liolues; ir, Held
for Hansom." a startling moiion licuie
depicting a detective story in mvoT.ein
sci nes, will lie projei ted by the kiuodi vine.
l.oii from Maseluitd.
Kati.rvn Ostermsn Is doing very K1 in
'Piri: I'aff ?uf." Her tour through
Oliin and Wet Virginia has been an oa-
Nat Goodw'n is "resting ' after the foonle
of "Woltville." This Is the tlrnt time lu
iiisr.y viiam that Goodwin has found him
self Mie in the winter time. It Is lti oug-iu
tea.' mil be at ranged lor him, with a
upright $350 $135.00
'. 275 100.00
revival some of his former successes, 1
"In Mlzzoura" being the one most spoken
Margaret Anglln has received permission
to produce the one-act play, "The Correct
Thing," by Alfred Sutro, author of "The
Walls of Jericho."
"The Galloper," In which Raymond Hitch
cock is to make his second try for the sea
son In a "straight" part, will be produced
at Ford's theater, Baltimore, on Monday
May De Sousa, who recently "ran away"
from New York and went to London, has
been engaged for the role of Cinderella In
the Christmas pantomime at the Drury
Grace George Is winning fresh laurels In
"The Marriage of William Ashe." Her
impersonation of Lady Kitty Bristol is
generally pronounced the best thing she
baa ever done.
Nannette Comstock will be the leading
woman for Raymond Hitchcock when Bav
ago produces the new Richard Harding
Davis' play, "Tho Gallopers," which is to
be the second venture for the comedian
Reginald De Koven has arranged with
Stamlaus Slange to collaborate upon the
jHjBihumous libretto by Frederic Kanken,
"The Student King," which romantio light
opera Henry W. Savage produces about
This Is the week managers and players
throughout the country all like not. All
over tlio United H lutes companies are idle
and theaters dark, while the public la
spending its money at the shrine of dear
old Santa Cluus.
"The Wizard of Oz" Is to be taken to
Ixjiidon In tiie spring. It Is surely as
good as some of the things London has
sent to this side, and il may do our Eng
lish cousins aomu good to see what a genu
ine American fun-maker Is like.
Sunday Matinee, Dec.17
Today 2:15 Tonight 8:15
Mrs. Stuart Robson & Co.
"Tlu Saving of Mrs. Sliaw."
The Wonderful Canines.
Clayton, Jenkins & Jasper
With their "Durktnwu Clroiw."
Pierce & Maizee
S, nyine; and I hineini; with Custtiiiie
Always New Motion Pictures.
PRICES-10C, 25c, 50c
Roosevelt WaJtz and Arabola,
Two prrtly ilan-cf, Introduced at
Morand Wednesday Assemblies
Admission 25c. Mttintts Xmas and Htm Ytr
1 Kimball upright 250 127.00
1 Fisher upright, (slightly used) 400 227.00
1 Franklin upright, (slightly used).. 325 165.00
1 Stock upright 350 175.00
1 Mueller upright 145 72.00
1 Bryant upright 143 72.00
1 Shubert upright 235 135.00
4 NIGHTS AND TWO MATMEES. 9
STARTING SUNDAY MATINEE ILsfCCa 1
THE GREAT SUCCESS
UNDER SOUTHERN SKIES
The Most Original, Unhackneyed and Diverting Flay of Southern Ufa Ever
Three Moitht of I'scqailel Sscceu I A PLAV THAT WILL I frsdictlM Mattlve its Cea-
ttkf Bleitci Thei rO w T.rk I LIVE PORtVEH I 'cle ter Detail
Written by Txttle Blair Parker. Author of "Way Down East."
OVKlt TWO MILLION l'KUPLK HAVE SKKX THIS l'LAY.
3 NIGHTS AND SATURDAY MATINEE, VX 4
STARTING THURSDAY NIGHT BslCCa sl
WELLS, DUNNE AND HARLAN OFFER
Mary Marble E Nancy Brown
There sre so many smiles In Naney Brown
That lautiha art heard all over town.
COMPANY OF FIFTY BEAUTY CHORUS
1 1 COMING Rose Cecelia Shay In Paul Jones J
In ill It's Simplmiis Splnlor.
The Woodward Stock Co. This A'ternoon, Tonight, All Week
The Man From Mexico
Professional Matin Tuesday. Grand DoioU Orchestra all wsak
Wonderful Prices; N!ght3 and Sun. Mats. 10-25c. Tu es.-Thurs.-Sat. Mats. 10-20c
NEXT WEEK "THE CHRISTIAN."
Thursday Evening, Dec. 21
MS. HANS ALBERT
mii. KtiK oit itoss ;i i:,
llfmrr l.jrlr, huurauo.
Mil. JOl:iMt tiillM,
MIIS. JIISKI'll GtllM,
Mlt. 1 IIKII .. ULI l,
I'HM KS .'., 7.-,.., I.im.
SeuH on ale Monday,
A Feast of Fun
The Kamou Knuliih HtinioilKl
JEROME K. JEROME
Author of "Tnraa Men in a Boat'Ete.
Tlif Wliiniai' a I Aiiii-in'Uii lluiamisl
CHARLES BATTELL LuUMIS
rm-Kiay lCvcuiou, Dec. liOth,
8 r. m.
. . . . f:s 5ik-, 7.V and 91.00.
Offlce Open I riiUy, lec. 22,
t A. M.
IGo, 25o, 50c, 75o
Woodward & Burgess
BCRSKIH MATIHEE 25c nd 50c
TABLE de IIOTE DINNER
Sunday II a. m. to 8 p. m.
40c and 50c
IS 10 Howard St.
TABLE D'HOTE DINNER
Our ktore li th Itrcrsl depot for
Homoeopathic Medlolrun it b found
In the w?t. We are In a post'lon to
upiily WHOI.K8ALE and RETAIL,
! I'.) HOISKS. n Wfll I'HX&l.
fMAKS nr,1 RETAIL TRADE.
NOTE When ordering tlwaya (tat
mhat form, (pill, liquid or powler). of
Diedlcln li desired, alao what alranrtb.
Sherman McConnell DrugCo.
Cor. lath Dds ata Omaha.
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