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Gossip About Plays Players and Playhouses
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m a 11 rj run v "i "c rinuiii j nisi una
( J I overtaken San Francisco ta that
the weii will be disarranged very
materially. All the theater of
the city were wired out bjr the fire,
and thla la the end to plana laid for
the summer. Only one company la posi
tively known to have planned to apend
the Bummer there, the Dillingham com
pany that la playing "Man and Super
man." Thla organisation la booked to
admiration of all who have seen her, and
they will view with pleaaure her return
In her latest success, one which equals the
trlumpha ahe attained In "Mistress Nell."
"Sweet KJtty Bellalra." Her engagement
begins Thursday evening. When Mlaa
Crosman waa In Omaha before ah ap
peared In romantic comedies; now ahe
will be aeen Jn a modern play. "Mary,
Mary, Quite Contrary" la a comedy of
today, lta characters are from member!
of New York's exclusive set. The action
Gentleman, Mary Harden and Frankle
Male. The play will be the annual public
entertainment of the Alumni asaoclaliun
and la ataged by practically the aame com
pany that so successfully produced "The
Tutor" last year. The plot of "Facing the
Mualo" Is built on the complications of the
genua. Smith. Mistaken Identity and mas
querade evolve a series of comic situations
that shake the risibilities to their founda
tions. All of the members of the cast are
veterans In amateur theatricals, with a long
appear In Omaha In May. Manager Bur- , takes place at their New England country line of appearances In dramatlo per form -
homts. Miss Crosman as Miss Mary ances, either at Creighton or In other
laughingly described herself as a spinster, schools, to their credit. Athletics at Crelgh-
Bhe ta Independent, both In spirit and for- ton will receive the benefit of the per-
tune, and la lucky enough to be able to formance.
do about as she pleases, without caring -ft
ges Is of the opinion that the date will
be filled, and that the company 1 will
change lta summer Reason at San Fran
cisco for a season at Los Angeles, Port
land and Seattle. It will be well Into
the winter, more than likely, before an
other theatrical season can be opened In
Pan Francisco, and even then the thea
ters will be but temporary etructures.
The Orpheum theater company la proba
bly In better shape than any of the others,
for It had planned on building a new
theater during the summer, and was pre
paring to abandon Its home preparatory
to the construction of the new building.
Being thus ready for the emergency. It
la likely the new Orpheum will be the
first of San Francisco's theaters to re
sume business. In the meantime, the
circuit will be completed with Ios An
geles on the west. The destruction of
the theaters In Fan Francisco la not the
smallest part of the calamity, for with
them went much of the history of the
coast metropolis In an artistic sense. The
San Francisco theaters were, rich In
reminiscence and tradition, and contained
many reminders of famous stara now
gone. All this has been destroyed with
the general ruin. Many actors lost heav
ily In the fire, the Metropolitan Opera
company losing its entire wardrobe and
The week In Omaha was essentially
dull, the appearance of the Hackett com
pany In "The Little Gray Lady" at the
Boyd theater being the only bright spot.
Nat Wills did a fair business with his
musical farce at the Krug, and the Wood
ward Stock company was reasonably well
patronised, offering one of the old-time
melodramas for the week. The Orpheum
did Its customary business with an ordi
An interesting and valuable list of "first
nights" In the varied and Important career
of Itlchard Mansfield has been compiled. It
shows what. a wide, field our foremost actor
has covered and why he Is entitled to the
much what people think, and she delights
in having her own way without too strict
a regard for conventionality. But ahe does
not like men or fancies she does not, at
least as admirers. Herbert Danvera Is
equally certain he can never enre for any
woman. Once he fancied himself In love
with Helen Merlvale, but she married and
Is now Mrs. Horace Belmore, with whom
Miss Mary, her cousin. Is visiting.' Dan
vera Is a guest at a nearby house. Mrs,
Belmore wishes either to banish ber old
admirer from the neighborhood or have
Mary and him fall In love. Mary enters
heartily Into the banishment scheme, but
scorns the sentimental proposition. Dan
vera Is equally disdainful of the affec
tionate suggestion. It Is In this mood that
the man and woman oppose wits. They
succeed In bringing about a series of com
plications which Involve everyone about
them. It Is In such a state of affairs that
Danvera and Mary discover they have
come to love each other. The humor of
the comedy Is swift and Incessant. It haa
been said there Is not a dull moment in
the play. The lines are sparkling and
blight, vthe dialogue la witty, the situa
tions are replete with merriment. All the
delightful qualities of brightness, vivacity
and buoyancy, as well as the artistic at
tainments and attractive personality for
which Miss Crosman la celebrated, are
called Into play. The comedy Is in three
acts. The first act Is In the morning room
of Mrs. Belmore's New , England country
home; the second act Is In Danvers' "den"
at the house of Thaddeus Brown, whom
he Is visiting, while In the third act the
scene returns to Mrs. Delmore's house.
The company Is of an exceptionally high
order, and Includes Boyd Putnam, Addison
Pitt, Joseph H. Orayblll, William Her
bert, John Marble. C. A. Chandos, Dallas
Tylor, Angela MeCaull. Kate Jepson and
Alice Butler. Miss Crosman will be at
Players the Real Tears.
"Laugh and the world laughs with you.
Weep and you weep alone," ooes not mean
anything aa applied to the atage. Many
comedians laugh at their own comedy who
cannot succeed In getting their audiences
to laugh with them. Many tragedians,
tragediennes, and emotlonai actors of both
sexes weep and see through their teats
whole audiences weeping with them. In
literature laughter Is supposed to be u
better paying proposition than tears, but
this does not alwaya work out on the
singe. Since the day of Clara Moms
American audiences have loved to crv.
W itness the remarkable success that haa
always attended that weeplest of dramas,
"Kast Lynne," and the oceans of tears
that have been shed over the troubles of
"The Two Orphans." Although there Is
always a brlsK demand for comedy and
farce, there la no necessity for the drama
tist who has written a tearful play to tear
It up. Tears have their piaue on the stage
and much money and fame have come to
the people who have made them flow.
Of one prominent actress now before the
American public in emotional roles It is
said that one day at luncheon she waa
asked whether ahe could cry as naturally
off the atage as on. Her answer waa to
look upon trie chocolate ice cream that she
happened to have before her and to say,
"fcou poor little chocolate ice cream." In
stantly tears sprang to her eyes and
coursed down her cheeks. She had answered
the question. Tins reminds one of the
piece of goods that Mrs. Siddons, thu
traglo queen of the English stage In days
gone by, one day went to buy. "Will It
wash?'' she demanded of the saleswoman.
The latter, struck off her guard by the
Intensity of expression whlcn the actress
had thrown Into her voice, started back
In alarm and never more could be gut
to wait upon Mrs. Siddons.
Of all the actors on the American stags
today perhaps the readleat cryer is Henry
Miller. When he plays Armand In "Ca
milla" his eyes fill with tears and he
weeps real tears all over the place. Most
men on the atage prefer to cover their
faces with their hands when they weep or
to turn up stage so that the audience
cannot behold the convulsive workings of
With women It Is different. They enjoy
a "good cry" as well on the stage aa off.
Some of them ruin the effect of some of
their strongest soenes by permitting th
staire tears, to be effective, mti-t be as
mechanlcnl as Is the l.mithter. end every
body familiar with acting knows that a
capable plaver can put forth a thrilling
laugh mechanically even though he bo
thinking of the saddest thing that ever hap
pened. Gossip from taarelan1.
This week Mr. Mansfield Is to act In
Clnrlnnatl, next week in St. Louis, and
May 7 for a fortnight In Chicago, which
concludes his season.
A sister of the Karl of Roslyn, Lady An-gel-
Forbes, Is to go on the stage, ac
corllng to London dispatches. 8he Is to
mako her debut with Charles Hawtry In
"Lord and Lady Algy."
His announcements for next year Include
the promise of a spleadld revival of "Cy
rano de Hergerac," In addition to his al
ready long and varied repertoire. Mr.
Mansfield will act but three more brief
seasons before retiring.
Charles Frohman'a next London produc
tion will be the new musical play in
which Edna May reappears in the scenes
of her former triumphs. It Is called "The
Belle of Mayfalr and will be put on nt
so far ss no one has denied this particular
rumor. Joseph Brooks Is the manager
whose nniiiP appears on the contract along
with Miss Russell s, and the season called
for will last Uilriy-nve weeks.
Vlss Kllen TTerrv'a first annearanre on
any stage was on the 28th of April, fifty
veara aa-o. Her official celebration of the
anniversary will occur at His Majesty's
theater In l.ondon on the 17th Inst., when
she will play Mrs. Ford In a revival of
"The Merrv Wives of Windsor." The per
formance will be followed by the presen
tation of a congratulatory address. A more
substantial recognition will be the fund
which is now being raised by general sub-
That all rhlvalra In the theatrical busi
ness Is not at an end has been attested
by Otis Skinner. Although Mr. Skinner
has achieved the greatest auccess of his
career in "The Duel" and Is playing to
luraa huslnesa at the Hudson theater, he
closes his engagement April 14 solely to
make It possible for Charles Frohman to
present William H. Crane In New Tork
thla aeaaon. Mr. Crane will therefore
open at the Hudson theater on Monday,
April 18, In "The American Lord," written
by Oeorge H. Broadhurst and C. T. Daaey.
Mme. Sarah Bernhardt was Mrs. carter
Woodward G Durgcss
TONIGHT AIOINDAY TUESDAY
GEE, YOU'VE GOT MEAN DISPOSITION
the Vaudeville theater. The book Is by ru.gt cf honor last Thursday afternoon at
Captain Basil Hood with music by Leslie a performance of "Adrea" to be given at
Charles Frohman has Just produced at
the Comedy theater, London, two new plays
by J. M. Barrle. One is called "Josephine"
and Is a review In three scenes. It Is the
only play of Mr. Barrle s since "The Little
Minister In which Scottish characters
figure. The other is "a toy tragedy In one
act" called "Punch." ,
The Shuberts are now planning for a sum
mer run at the Majestic theater In New
York, of which DeWoif Hopper will be the
bright particular star. The scheme Is to
present the present Hopper success, "Hap
pyland," for the opener and follow this
with revivals of "Wang." "El Capltan" and
Maude Adams la' taking enough time
from "Peter Pan'' to put up a hard fight
to have the Long Island Normal school
located at Konkonaonka, where she has her
country home. She has Interested her
neighbors in the matter and they are all
hard at work. Miss Adams has developed
a talent for political manipulation which
umaaes her friends.
That Hamlin St Mitchell will make a
legal tight to retain Montgomery and Stone
for another season Is again in evidence.
Meanwhile Manager Dillingham Is reported
to be going merrily along booking a com
pany for the new piece in which he Is to
alar "The Tin Woodman" and "Scarecrow"
next season. The nature of the piece haa
not been made public.
The. Herald estimated that New Tork
City paid 177,000 to sea Mansiield act twenty-nine
times. The critical and popular
praise waa quite proportionate to the other
extraordinary features of this engagement..
Mr. Mansfield acted nine great roles, and
the opinion was general that never be
fore haa he acted with greater force,
subtlety, sympathy and power than at
Miss Julia Marlowe and Mr. E. H. Soth
ern have bought the English rights of
"Francesca da Kimlnl," by Gabriel d'An
nunzlo, using the English version of Arthur
Hvnions. and next season tney win nia&e
the Orand opera house, especially for the I
French actress, on inursciay Mrs. carter,
In response to her Invitation, received from
Mme. Bernhardt the following characteris
tic message, dated at Canton. O. : "Charm
ing Madame: I am most bappy
to attend the beautiful performance you
ofTer me so nicely. It Is for me a sTand
ninssunt to sea nlav and artist SO worthy
mm am m n A an well beloved bv the
Eubllc. With all my tender friendliness.
Richard Mansfield last Saturday night
concluded his New Tork season. It pos
sessed features, besides the artistry on
ina stave, which' denoted it the most lm
portant the metropolla has known in
years, not excepting the visits of foreign
artists. Not onlv did Mr. Mansfield fill
a vast theater nightly, but all tickets were
bought as fast as they were put on sale
waoba ahaiil vtnallv the s-reat actor was
Induced to forego his vacation planned for
laat week and all tickets were snapped
up In a Jiffy. Then for eight days the box
office attendants relieved each other at
intarvaia nnlv to rerjeet from morning
till night. "All aeats are sold." Mr. Mane-
field then conaented to an extra matinee.
New Tork Is to have grand opera galore
next aeasnn. Not a alnger of repute in Eu
rope Is likely to escape the snares com- I
nosed of American dollars set by the rival
Impresarios, Oscar Hammersteln and Heln-
rlch Conrled. Mr. Hammersteln has en
gaged Mme. Melba at $4,000 a performance,
the ureal est salary ever paid an opera
singer, except Pattl, of course. He also has I
engaged Bond, a tenor, said to be the
equal of Caruso. Mr. Hammersteln took
UOO.OOO to Europe with him to use aa ad
vance money for his sonibtrds. On the
other hand, Mr. Conrled has re-engaged his
lost season's stars and already has added
to them stracclan, a noted Italian tenor.
and Mme. Krusclnlska, a famoua Polish
dramatlo soprano. Truly, the outlook la
good for women and gentlemen of the song-
On Monday. March Is. "The Colleen
Widow" returned to Its summer home at
HAM II. HAKIMS PKK8KNTH
GKO. M. COHAN'S MUSICAL IlIT
LITTLE JOHNNY J0C3ES
PLAY AM) MfSIC BY GKO. M. COHAN.
MAGNIFICENT SCENIC AND COSTUME INVF.STITI HK.
TIIHDE NIGHTS - Start. np: Thursday
SPECIAL SATVKDAY MATINEE.
MAURICE CAMPDKLL PRESENTS
IN HER LATEST UNQUALIFIED SUCCESS
THE MODERN COMEDY
71 a r y , Mary, Quito Contrary
lV'?rday Eve., May 5
rfllinr-H BIT the great Bohemian
U U ti U- EL 1 bi VIOLINIST.
Prices, 60c to $2.00. Seat Sale April 30. Mail orders, with cash or
check, will receive prompt attention.
BURWOOD CDltlE?TR.C FANS
TIIE WOODWARD STOCK COMPANY
THIS AFTERNOON TONIGHT ALL WEEK
IN THE PALACE OP TIIE KING
PROFESSIONAL MATINEE TUESDAY.
PRICES Nights, Sunday Matinees 10c, 25o
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday Matinees . . 10c, 200
NEXT WEEK JANE.
Souvenir Night, Monday, May 7tli 380th Performance,
V PHOTO OF ALBERT MORRISON.
play spell which he declares he la going to the Boyd Thursday, Friday and Saturday audience to behold red noses arid strained an elaborate production of this tragedy, the Studebaker and the Interest manifested
take after three years more on the stage,
The list reads:
Baron Chevrlal In "A Parisian Romance,"
T'nlon Square theater. New York, January
Dr. Jekyl and Mr. Hyde," the Boston
museum, July 11, 18H6.
Andre RoHnlnl Marie de Jadot In "Mon
sieur," Madison Bquare theater. New York,
July 11, 1KM.
"King Richard III," Globe theater, Lon
don, March lrt, 18S9.
Humpy Logan In "Master and Man,"
Palmer's theater, New York, February 6,
"Beau Brummel," Madison Square thea
ter. New York, May 1", 18110.
"Don Juan," Oaiden theater, New York,
May IS, 18D1.
"Nero," Garden theater, New York, Sep
tember 21, 1891.
Tittlebat Titmouse In "Ten Thousand a
Year," Garden theater, New York, Feb
rvary 23, 1893.
Arthur Ulinmeadaie in "ine tscanet uev
features. The most artistic weepers let the This will be tne nrsi urama oiu n nuuam
tear flicker In the eye. but express most to De given in u u """"t ."""S"'
nt thaa amotion with a choklna: voice. This is also the first play by Mr. Arthur Symons
The play to be given at the Burwood this seems to be more like true art than is tho to be produced here.
half hysterical surrender to tears mat A beautiful young lyno soprano vy i
marks the work of some of our actresses. name of Elizabeth Ohls haa been engaged
When Clara Morris had to cry real tears by Mr. Savage for the role of Fantlne, the
aha wonlfl mil 11 n to her mind soma dls- t'rpnrh maid, in "The Student King. Miss
tresslng incident that she had witnessed or
had read about. The tears then would fol
low naturally. Other actresses have emu
lated her example, but not witn surpassing
I are not suu-
tkm ii t.1 vi. j... posea to run ineir course, aa wiey uu m
The love Interest In the play la between
week is one that ought to appeal to all
"Prince Karl," the Boston museum, April lovers of the romantic, "The Palace of tho
King." It la one of the finest of romantic
dramas, dealing with events at the court
of Philip II. of Spain, and concerning the
relations of that sinister monarch with
his younger brother, Don John of Austria, success. On the stage tears are
Ohls is a native of lavenport, la., and haa
achieved considerable reputation in concert
circles. This will be her first appearance
in light opera. From all accounts a genu
ine discovery has been made by Mr. Sav
age in thia young singer.
Marcelline, the French pantomimic clown
who has been the Individual hit OI tne
real life, and some of those actresses that
have forced them have discovered, to their
Don John and Dolores, a maid of the court, genuine grief, that, even after their cue Hippodrome shows in New York for a year.
a i m . .... . in na man v naa uuinu. ilia iw, u.a a iv.ii nua ihht Hiarni'ii tm uitiuun minion " 1
u . croesea oy xne pouue. 01 me - -- d Thomnson & Dundy, the proprietors of
" -i. may be set down as a general rule that
the court, throws his Influence against the not one actor In one hundred feels or wants
lovers, but they finally triumph, only to feel that the part he is playing Is a real,
throuKh an unexnected eomnllcatlon Mr etual experience through which he is pass-
inrougn an unexpected complication. Mr. j Th. few that feel the part awayi
Morrison will have the role of Don John work under the handicap that is created by
and Mr. Daviea will be Klnar Philln. while their own tears, that, once being started.
Mr. Owen, who returns to th e..f hl. can be depended upon in most cases to Con
that mammoth institution, which binds him
to them for the remainder ot nis lire ai a
salary of $l,uu a week. Marcelline is 2&
He says his father lived to be !Xi. Figure
out what his prospects are.
Lillian Russell will open the Savoy
theater. New York, in October next in a
comedy to be written expressly for her.
In the event was so great that the skeptical
were put to rout by the first day a aale.
It has continued with the same unvarying
firosperlty up to the present time and the
ndlcatlona are all favorable to an ex
tension of the engagement far beyond the
limit originally set. It is not only Chl-
cagoans that are Interested, for people
have been oomlna from many miies away
to see this delightful clay, the fame of
which has apparently reached every nook
ana corner ot tne united mates.
Olga Nethersole has gone In for her anti
tuberculosis crusade in earnest. Last week
In Chicago ahe gave the first of a series of
matinee benefits for the fund and raised
Il,8n0 as a starter for the establishment of
a free dispensary for the consumptive poor
or tne winay city. The event ot tne nut
was Miss Nethersole's appearance ss Cam
illa In the fourth act of that play. In order
to lend a tone of realism to the perform
ance the English actress sought the aid of
the beat known specialist on consumption
in cnicago, ana unaer nis guiaance msoe
up her face to represent a woman in the
last stages of the dread disease. The result
4 Nights and 2 Matinees, starting with a Matinee TODAY ,
One of the Season's Best Offerings.
The world'! German comedians, Kolb & Dill, in their greatest success
I. O. U.
A Musical Travesity of Labor Unions and Trusts.
NOTE They are to San Francisco what Weber A Fields were to New
Tork. All-Star cast of 40 pople, including the famous California Beauty
Chorus. Direct from a run of 768 nights Tn Pan Francisco, three months in
Australia and eight weeks at the Portland Fair.
3 Nights, starting Thursday Night, April 26; Saturday Mat.
THK LYMAN TWINS and their big crowd of FUN MAKERS In the
funniest ot all Musical Farce Comedies.
The Comedy Success. Pretty Girls, Bright Music, Beautiful Set
tings, Elaborate Costumes, Artistic Grouping and A BIG FUN CROWD.
DON'T MISS IT.
Coming-' 'WHAT WOMEN WILL D0.M
tef " DalyTheate7 New' Yott&tSZ m" k .?!! , tW" "us Ticker "t tan the" creato;Tshed.Most Rumor has It" that cfy do Fitch has already g, getheiSta .KVat infm. wy.he
be'r 12D?& theater Ne P I'" .be"enK,n. th'.r0,BI f th'.,,T- of the Pla" bav lound " een commlaahned to write the play, and &NhX ,?Tp2nF Just" ?h2
Rhvlock in "The Merchant of Venice."
Herrmann's theater, New York, October 3,
Captain Bluntschll In "Arms end the
Man," Herald Square theater, New .York,
September 17, 1S91.
'." "Kmperor Napoleon," Herald Square
theater, New York, November 26, 18M.
. "The King of Peru," Garrick theater.
New York, May S, U5.
"Rodlon the Student," Oarrick theater,
New York, December S, 18H5.
Sir John Sombraa in "Castle Sombras,"
Grand opera house, Chicago, November 13.
, . 1M6.
Dick Dudgeon in "The Devil's Disciple,"
'Hermanus Bleecker hall, Albany, October
Eugene Courvoisler In "The First Violin,"
Hollls Street theater, Boston, April IS, lSliS.
; "Cyrano de Bergerac," Garden theater.
New York. October 3, 1S98.
"King Henry V," Garden theator, New
. York, October (, 1900.
"Beaucalre," Garrlck theater, Philadel
phia, October 7, UOl.
In addition to this list, Mr. Mansfield
has created the roles of Carl Frederick In
"Old Heldleberg," Brutus In "Julius Cae
sar," Ivan Vasylevlch in "Ivan the Terri
jble" and Prince Carlos In "Don Carlos."
,Thls makes twenty-six important roles he
haa studied and presented In twenty-three
years. In addition to the creation of his
own role, Mr. Mansfield haa personally at
' tended to the organisation and rehearsal
. of all his companies, to the mounting and
' staging of his plays and to an infinitude
. of detail which other stars have left to
dlnal, one of his best. Miss Iang will be
In the part 'of Dolores and the rest of the
long oast is placed with other members
of the company. Director Bedley Brown
has given the preparations for this piece
unusual care and expects a fine produc
tion. "The Palace of the King" will be
presented each evening during the week
and at matinees on Sunday, Tuesday,
Thursday and Saturday.
Music and Musical Notes
The Kolb and Dill company will make Its
first appearance In Omaha today at the
Krug theater, presenting Brusle's comedy,
"L O. U.," full of funny features. Kolb
and Dill as the German comedians are al
ready well known to the public They will
Introduce a new novelty in the way of
a Maori dance. In the company of forty
clever people are other well known fa
vorites. Miss Maud Williams, the famous
beauty, and Francis K. Lieb, who played
tor several years In San Francisco In stand
ard light opera; Ben Dillon, the Irish come
Calendar for the Week.
MONDAY, 8:15 Lyric, David Bisphojn;
WEDNESDAY, 8:16 The Messiah; First
WEDNiiSiJAY Matinee; song recital by
Messiah soloists; First Congregational
THURSDAY, 1:16 The Messiah; First Con
A8T week was cnaracterised by the
giving ot two very good local
I concerts. The entire town turned
out tor Mr. iuniDira i Denem re
cital, Creighton auditorium being
to the squeesing point. Mr. Lom
bard's removal to Chicago will be a blow
to Omaha, for beside his singing, which
has given endless pleasure, be haa a great.
dlan, and Will IL Cross deserve special big, kind heart. There are many who will
mention. The chorus and especially painted miss hia ministration. As an example of
scenery are unsurpassed. The jokes and the kind of stuff Ne Is made of a poor
costumes must be seen and heard to be forlorn little cat. In a state of terror, clawed
appreciated; Indeed, the Jokes can be up to the tip top ot a telegraph pole near
seen, and some of the costumes can al- the First National bank on Farnam street
moat be heard as well as seen. The en- several years ago. As usual, a crowd gath-
gagement Is for four nights and two matl- ered, and looked and laughed and did noth-
nees, starting today. Ing. Swinging down the street came Mr.
t Lumbard; be saw the cat and Immediately
corded a musical piay m .m...c. famou. comB(1,an. ..Th ,.,.
One of the largest and most pleasing ca,t around tilt he found a man to climb
musical comedy attractions ot the season th9 P'' The c4t wi rescued and the man
will be seen at the Krna- Thuraiav WM. Paid liberally.' Mr. Lumbard went on hia
One of the biggest successes ever ao- . Baturdav Anrll ... M w. ... W8. whii. several of the people who did
the looking must have felt ashamed In
appear In "The Rustlers." This twin star their hearts. A man who'll take that much
comedy contains an abundance of features, trouble for a scared cat Is going to be
pleasing novelties and specialties, with a orlv missed In a community. Many and
chorus of pretty girls, tunny comedians and rn"t good wishes go with the veteran
a beautiful display of electrical effects, slnger'to his new home. May he often re-
Thls piece was written expressly for these. turn to tha Plac which has known his
young stars, carrying a large company vo,c nd personality for so many years.
Handel and Mendelssohn, he has paid
particular attention to the works of Bach,
which he has sung at the Bach festivals
Because of his paramount Interest In
Beethoven, Schubert, Schumann, Frans
and llraluns, German songs earVy en
gaged Ills especial attention and study.
He took as models certain singers whom
he not only admired as operatic artist?,
but for their versatility, as they were
equally at home in song and oratorio.
He perceived that the knowledge of the
Oigmty of sacred concert music lent re
pose to their operatic work, and that
their operatic art put life into their ora
torio singing. He also knew that their
proper interpretation of songs by the
great masters added a certain poetlo
quality to the other branches of their
art. And so it came that such singers
as Gura, Scheidemaiitel, Kmll Fischer and
George Henuhel, Charles Stanley, Myron
W. Whitney and Max Helnrlch became
his musical heroes and Ideals, the latter
having given him as long ago as 174,
when he came to Philadelphia, his first
introduction Into the inner beauty of the
great German songs.
There la no question in the minds of
those familiar with his attainments, that
however beautiful or highly-trained cer
tain Individual voices may be, there Is
no singer in America or Kurope capable
of such variety of work in opera, ora
torio and song recital as Mr. Bispham.
His coming recital is certain to be a rare
been scored by "Little Johnny Jones'
the announcement; that the play Is com
ing to Omaha and the Boyd theater for
Sunday, Monday and Tuesday evenings. Is
being construed as an event by the fol
lowing of this popular playhouse. It Is
not difficult to find a reason for the vogue
of "Little Johnny Jones" it has all the
Saturday, May 6, Kubellk will give a
recital at the Boyd. I had the good fortune
to hear him not long ago in Hot Springs,
Ark. He is playing more superbly than
ever, In that pure, ethereal way of hia.
He Is different from every other living
violinist in the quality of his work. It
disease affects those that It fastens upon
and by giving a touch of repulsion to the
character hopes to arouse a deeper interest
in the crusade sne has inaugratea.
Richard Mansfield, who ended the last
week of his engagement in New York last
night, has broken all New York records In
the matter of attendance, and the receipts
will come pretty near to the American
record. Mr. Mansfield, despite tha Impos
sibility of entertaining more than a moiety
of his friends, has resisted all pressure to
prolong his stay In New York this time.
His health Is not the beet and he Is look-Ins-
forward with manv Dleaaant antlclna-
tlona for his time of rest to come.. For
his last week Mr. Mansfield repeated his
Arthur Dimmesdale in "The Scarlet Let
ter." on Monday; the Baron Chevrlal, In
"A Parisian Romance," on Tuesday; "The
Merchant of Venice" on Wednesday:
"Beau Brummel" on Thursday; "King
Richard HI" on Friday; "The Merchant of
Venice." at the last matinee (Saturday),
and on Saturday night Mr. Mansfield gave
one act from each of five of his most pop
Charles Frohman. who is now in EuroDe.
Is reported to have run upon a big success
in the new French day. "Lee Plumes du
Geal." The play tells the story ot a young
millionaire who has tired of the fawning
people who hang upon him because of his
great wealth, and turns to the socialists
for companions. He makes a friend of an
old porter, who has been a student of so
rlaliHtlo idea anent rlchea and rich men.
Having fallen In love with the daughter of
the porter, the young man tears to ais
close vho he Is, but eventually confesses
to the girl. The latter. Imbued with the
socialistic ideas of her father. Is heart-
broken at the idea of having given her
lova to one regarded aa their natural
enemy, but In a strong scene the young
man wins hta point. The play ia said to
bo intensely human and dramatic. An
adaption is now being made with a view
of bringing the play out In this country
Nat M. Wills, the Irrepressible main
chance in the "Duke of Uuluth, la some
thing of a base ball player In his way. He
goes Into the national game for sport's
aake. aa he savs he makes enougn money
during the regular playing season to buy
david BISPli AM.
The World'g Greatest Baritone. Last appearance In Omaha, In
Sons Recital, at the LYRIC, Monday evening, April 23. Direction
Krglum& Ellis. Reserved seats, 1 and $1.60. On gale nt Bog Office.
him through until the curtain goes
up again in tne ran. air. wins in a niem-
element, of a first class melodrama, farco accessary scenic equipment com.
and musical comedy, together with a co
herent story which includes a bit of love
Interest, and through It all Mr. Cohen has
deftly and masterfully woven a musical
theme of alluring sweetness and melodlo
charm. And best of all, ha haa chosen
to surround himself with a thoroughly
Sandor'a Burlesque Circus that will top
the, roster of new acts scheduled to de
light the patrons of vaudeville at the
Orpheum for the week starting with a
matinee today promises a novel and araus-
M. Slmm's concert Thursday night was
well attended and the singing of the chorus
was, as usual, excellent, Mr. Wilcsek's
would be a shame and an everlasting loss
If he ever acquired that "passion" which enough meal tickets and a suit of cloth
the critics howled so much about. There to carry
..i.. i i. ..... .... up again
MB Mcuijr Ul ytajvim lu reaLli 1111 Blue
of an audience. Kubellk must have an
Ideal aa delicate and fragile as a drifting
cloud lrt summer. There absolutely isn't
one touch of earth In his playing. He has
Trinity cathedral is to be congratulated
ber of McGraw's Giants of the New York
National league team. Laat week Wills
sent Manager MeOraw his measurements
for thla season's base ball suit, which will
be ready for the comedian when be Joins
the Giants at Chicago about two months
hence. When the present theatrical season
shall have closed four weens from now ir.
willa will ro to West Marten Tor ten aays.
Kubellk, because he soconds him so Identic- Then he will report with the Giants at Chl-
playing gave much pleasure. The young an accompanist this season who is pcrfeo-
barltone from Denver shared In the honors, tlon; In fact, he almost shares powers with
capable company, who by their individual ....niim w.o uu.. uemg guisea upon the improvement in Its music since
and collective efforts, have beyond quns- " horae and various animals seen under Mr. and Mrs. Stanley took charge.
tlon been of material assistance in making iops. ine caninee mimlo
"Little Johnny Jones" the tremendous the stunts of a circus ring and display a
.. ,. t.-..,. i .or., ii. remarkable intelligence, dolnar manv nita
success ... .v no- ... thln that ar. OIJKlnJ My.- :X Festival to be given April S and 36. next
lar wiin mo - j ... ... ,7 ... - '
The Cecil In London Town." u.-un win present tneir
Judging from the box receipts in every
Mr. Lucius Pry or, manager of the May
Wednesday and Thursday evenings, with
town that he has visited. Kubellk's tour
lias been a triumphal progress throughout
the Culled Stales, in California especially
he created a sensation. He made nearly
$U,0uo in three conceits In San Francisco,
and In Los Angeles people were turned
kUHV .riini ihH rinnr. In luith towns the
iSTr" My6 Friend?." "Ma'mleU. clever .ketch entltied. Race tEE " fT KuaUnXl " "
A ' T. . ... . k. i ..u ... . . rat nnal r- h 1 1 rr- h a-lva a mnat hnriAful anil 1s t ... ...
'Ob In the 'Ansom" "Nest- '" ."- iin uw excuemeni ' ' - His wife, the Countess Czaky-bBell. win
or aiaaing au ana oeating tne race, at '"w'"a uuuiw " "7 ' sti
the longest sort of odda. Jn "Tha Fail of nought and the enthusiasm generally with
Poor Arthur," Dan Sherman, the well which the festival Idea ha. been received,
known comedian, Mabel DeForest and It is not a money-making venture. Before
company have a sketch declared excru- the affair was even started a fund was
ln in a New York Tree," "Yankee Doodle
Boy,'" "Good Bye, Flo," "Oood Old Cali
fornia," "Glv My Regards to Broadway."
and all the rest, and to this splendid list
Mr Cohan haa lust added a new one that
be with the violinist when he comes her.
Until recently he has made his Joumeylngs
without her, as she presented him two
weeks ago with a third daughter. The
latest born, with the famous twins, is being
taken care of at tits palace, Castle Bychor,
Kubellk travels in state, Having a private
fnrr In wills nass nan coniraci n is ex
pressly stipulated that Manager MeOraw
pays all of Wills' fines Imposed by the um
William F. Connor, who Is managing Sa
rah Bernhardt' tour for the Shuberts, was
seen on Broadway last week and a more
enthusiastic man it would have been hard
to find the lenrth and breadth of Main
street. Mme. liernhardt'a receipts havo
averaxed close upon $4,000 nightly. In one
week In Boston they were t-lS.ouO and In
one week In Chicago with no standing room
allowed they were 33.0o0. The box office
took in for one performance In Kansas
City t,9&4.&0. Six cities where single per
formances were riven gave her Ui.iM) and
to show that her popularity Is not confined
to one section It may be mentioned that
Phone Douglas 494.
Sunday Matinee April 22
Sandor's Burlesque Circus
The Great European Sensation.
McCarthy & Woolcott
In "Ths Race Tout's Dream."
Sherman, DeForest & Co.
In "Ths Fall of Port Arthur."
Stanley & Wilson
Producing "Der Kappelmelster.
' Clifford & Burke
Black Face Eccentriques.
Caprice, Lynn and Fay
Singers and Dancers.
Murry K. Hill
Monologue and Original Parodies.
New and Novel Moving Pictures.
Prices 10c, 25c. 50c.
Sawl flpri 25-26
In B. Pennlmm, Dlrtdor
Robtrt Cusctdtn, plndor
Jessica DeWoif, fioprano; Mabelle
Crawford-Welpton, Contralto; Maro
Lag en. Tenor; Gustav , Holmqulst,
Basso; W. L. Thlckston. Organist.
Wednesday Afternoon, April
25, by the Messiah Quartet.
Only 468 seats. Prices, tl M and ttOO.
All reserved. Matinee tickets, Mo.
Tickets at Hoape's.
. L - T.r - f t .. , I n. . )mi T- .1 H
is proving one or ins gremeai ucceaaea, - " v. - - - - - - CRT provided for him by the Pullman com- .'irae ww. xvau.m v-ij, v ......-
"I'm Mighty Glad I'm Uvlng aud That's absurdities taking place on the deck of a tha prompters wish to come out even If pny; He htts a Valet, an Indian servant, Tampa. Memphis and Dallas. These
. battleship. Botu fun and harmony In possible. The chorus has worked faithfully a private secretary and two chefs, besides J "nieJ th tk.,.,;.1
A'L pleasing quantities are promised by Btan- under Mr. P.nnlm.n. Th. soloist, hav. '?UJ c?rfcl hce t iW.K
Henrietta Crosman come, to the Boyd Wilson In "Der Kappelmelster." national reputations. Mr. Cuscaden's work Wr,'at "t interest in Kubellk and his remarkable things In the history of the
h. In.t half of this week In the comedy, Mls Wilson will render some selections Is well known; he and his orchestra will counters. Recptlons. banquets and at American drama. M"1?: u 1 ,,,"
"M ry MarV. Qa.te Contrary." On he"; -m "U Trovatore," while Stanley as th. add materially to th. occasion. ftrtn.MMlr 3 tT Mpo..' Op.rV'hoTlPl SoS
. ..v. .v,. km. .h. German music teacher assumes tha tenor r.a ih. l.ilt ( ihiiu h mi. M i profusion that the ar 1st has naraiy naa MPUred and either "Phedre5' or
luniitT visiig w ... ... ' m ny uina lu iiiiiiatcii. ouriciv una iwuiou .
A. O. U. W. and D. of H
Tuesday, April 24th. Admission 25c
Cleanses tud beautifies the
teeU. M purines tha breath.
U6cd ibr people of refinement
fax over a Quarter of a century.
Convenient for tourists.
role and gives sum. uulqu. imitations ot
the clarinet. Clifford and Burke, a pair
of black-face comedians, will keen the
mood of mirth moving with a Una of
witty talk and render some songs and
dance. No little emphasis Is placed on th.
assertion that Caprice Lynn and Fay are
pretty girls with sprightly heels who
know bow to slug catchlly. Murry K.
Mill, a new comer, with stories and pare-,
dies will be the single-handed monarch of
good cheer, while the projection of new
kinodrome pictures will rouud out a pro
gram easily put together to create several
hours of lively and wholesome entertain
At Creighton university hall Wednesday
evening, April 25, the Alumni association
of Creighton university will present to their
friends a farcical comedy, "Pacing the
Mualo." In the cast will appear Mesar.
Bennewtts, Kelly, 8c hail, Leary, Sullivan
aud th. aliases Mart. Coffman. Ptaiow.ua
know th. status of th. soloists Is: Mrs.
Jessica DeWoif, soprano; Mrs. Mabel Craw
ford Welpton, contralto: Maro Lagen,
tenor, and Oustar Holmqulst. basso. These
people are all very well known and their
names ar. a guarantee of good and satis
factory work. It Is said that th. tenor will
create a sensation.
Tomorrow night th. Incomparable Bis
pham will give a recital at th. Lyrto the
ater. His career haa been on. long story
of success and adulation.
David Bispham began in Italy to study
the works of the old masters as a prepara
tion for oratorio. In Ixmdon he studied
with William Bhakespeare. and coached
In English oratorio under Randegger,
who also trained him in the operas of
Mozart and Rosslmt. His repertoire In
cludes all (he atandard choral works and
cantatas, which he haa for years sung
at the great foremost festivals In Bir
mingham, Leeds and Sheffield, as also
with the foremost choral bodies in Eng
land. Scotland and Ireland. While giving
cloe. study to the oratorios ot Uaydn.
any time to hlmseir. Hociely
largely at all his concerts.
Camllle" will be the play. It Is safs to
predict a record-breaking house.
May 16 haa been decided upon as the date
of the great memorial concert In honor of
the late Vatrick Sarsfleld Gllmore. The
concert will be led by Walter Liamrosch.
Victor Herbert. John Philip Sousa and
Frank Lamrosch. The management will
have choice of practically ail soloists, In
strumentalists and vocalists In the city.
No more remarkable committee of ar.
rangementa has ever been in charge of an
entertainment in New York. It Inoludee Mr.
Thomas M. Mulry, president; General
Thomas L. Jamea and John R. Van
Warmer, vice presidents; Mr. John L).
Crlmmlns, treasurer; Mr. John P. Carter,
secretary and director general; Mr. Andrew
McC'ormlck, manager; Archbishop Farley,
Governor Frank W. Higglns, United Slates
Senator Thomas M. Carter, ex-Senator
Warner Miller, Seth Low, Thomas F. Gil
roy, Hugh J. Grant, John Clinton Gray,
Judge Morgan, J. O'Brien, Recorder John
W. Gon Perry Belmont, General John T.
Cuttlug. Austin Corbln, C. Creighton Webb,
H. C. tuval. P. F. Collier, Joseph L C
Clark, Rev. Joseph Silverman, J. Abney
Harper, Xaniel Frohman. Lavl4 Belasoo.
Kotes !. Pereonnls.
Mme. Marches! has Just celebrated her
It is rumored that Melba has signed with
the Hammersteln Opera company.
Marie Klcholla plays with the Thomas
orchestra In Chicago on the 13th.
Mme. Jenny Osborne Hannah mad. a
very succesnful debut as Uiiabeth in
It is said that Arthur Nlklsch will be
the next conductor of the Boston Sym
The grave of Chopin In Pere Lachalse
cemetery la unmarked, save for a plain
granite shaft, on which Is stuck the
Reynold Hahn, the well known song
writer, will give a concert ot bis own works
In London in May. He lives In Paris, but
was born la Veuesuela.
"To bring out or not co bring out" Rlch-
.iu oirauaa imuuii'i aa in w i,umviuu xiarper, vauioi riuuni.ii, msmium vwmuw,
which is oceu;yu.g the minds of all the .W illiam A. Brady and a seor. or root, of
leadlug overs 'ig Uiaoxgers la Europe. otiiers front all rank, of Ufa.
TABLE D'HOTE DINNER
Sunday 11:30 a. m. to 8 p. m.
40c and SOc
At the CHESAPEAKE
1810 Howard Street.
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THE COAL OF ALL
Now la Its second phenomenal
run at the Btndebaker this season
and crowding that house at ererf
Seats ordered by mall will re
reive special attention and be held
until noon of the da of the per
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