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The sales of Smith Premier Typewriters for April,
May and June 1908 showed an increase of 120 over
the same period of 1907, in the Omaha Territory, thus showing the
ever increasing popularity of the complete keyboard typewriter.
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DARRIMAN, THE -MARVELOUS
None Left in Railroad Field to Dis
. ' pnte Monarch'! Sway.
BIQ WOBK AWAITS HIS RETURN
fcald to Control One-Half the nail
road Mlleasjre ot the lotted
States Characterlatlo I nlon
Paellle laeldent.
When Edward II. Harrlman return! to
his desk In the Equitable building, Now
York City, after Ills hunting and fishing
vacation at Lake Klamath, Ore., Wall
treet thinks that ho will have to prepare
for the biggest work of his, life. First, it
expects, he will have to take over the Rock
Island. Sooner of later, too, "the street"
believes, he will have to take charge of the
New York Central and It considers that it
in a question of time only when he will
control the New Yolk. New Haven & Hart
ford, and, consequently, all the New Eng
land railroads. A few months ago he saved
the Erie from disaster when J. Plerpout
Morgan was ready to abandon the property.
Just before he started west to hunt bears
he went to the rescue of the Wheeling &
Luke Brie. But for his assistance the road
would have gone Into the hands of a re
ceiver and the Wabash railroad mould
have been dragged down, too. The Wab
ash la a system of great Importance. Bank
ruptcy for the Wabash the principal link
In the Gould chnln would mean the up
setting of the whole railroad fabric and
something of a disturbance In financial
affairs.
To obtain control of one great railroad
used to be the limit of the ambition of a
transportation captain. Not so. however,
with Harrlman. He thinks no more of
taking over a trunk line than a big mer
chant does of absorbing a small bram-ii
ator. H seemingly Is irresistible. To
day he has no serious rivalry In the rail
road world. He la the domlneht figure In
commercial life. Through the properties
he controls he employs l.OiO.OOO men.
Harrlmaalsed Heads.
One-half of the railroad mileage of the
Vnlted States has been Harrlmanlsed. and
It seems as certain as anything of this
sort can bo called certain that the next
ten years will see the bulk of the remain
ing half llarrimanlzed also. He person
ifies tine .great force that is transforming
the railroad situation in America. What
Is startling In this connection is that there
Is no other man In the country who meas
ures up with Harrlman or can be consid
ered as his successor or his rival.
No other men loom big In comparison on
the railroad map. As a matter of fact
there never was a time when great rail
road men were so scarce. But that may
be explained as only a result of the evolu
, tion In the transportation fields, flnanco
taking the place of service or tralnirg :i
the opera' lng branches. The railrcail presi
dent today la only a hired hand, who gets
hla orders from rite chairman of the bjard.
Just as the conduct r gels his orders from
the train dispatcher.
Bo absolutely has llarrlnan come to dom
Inula the railroad sltuatlin that It has be
come an areeptd f-ffi In Wall street that
If yo have Harrlman with you In your
company you will have n trouble. Other
wise there Is danger. Makit your poce
with htm In the railroad world Is like
milking your peace with Morgan used ti be
In the financial circles. Ti e Idea of build
ing a rallrocd line of any c)nsMisble
length In any part cf the lniied States
without his sanctini would be rank folly.
No one in the barking business w.nild dare
handle a bond issue on a new railroad
proposition opposed by him. He could
crush the life out of ary banking house
.hat opposed blot and all the banker know
The following schools in the Omaha Territory purchased five
or more Smith Premiers during April, May and June 1908, thus
showing the increased popularity and confidence in the com
plete keyboard (key for each character without shifting):
National Business Training School Sioux City, Iowa 50
Highland Park College Des Moines, Iowa 25
Waterloo Business College Waterloo, Iowa 25
Waterloo College Waterloo, Iowa 25
Grand Island Business & Normal College, Grand Island, Neb. 25
Fremont College ...Fremont, Neb. 25
Tobin College Fort Dodge, Iowa 10
Iowa Christian College .Oskaloosa, Iowa 5
Ellsworth College Iowa Falls, Iowa 5
Chariton Commercial College Chariton, Iowa 5
Over twenty-five schools NOT MENTIONED in list purchased
Smith Premier Typewriters In orders of from one to five.
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M. O.
17th and Farnam Sis.
It. Dotens and doiens of railroad projects
of virtue and high promise, thJ would
add materially to the development v of the
courjtry, have been throttled by him with
out the promoters ever knowing where the
opposition came from. He thinks the coun
try has enougli railroads.
High Freight Rates.
What he wants Is more business for his
road. He believes In high freight rates,
as high, in fact, as the traffic will bear.
The rates on the Southern Pacific and
Union Pacific, his pet properties, are far
higher than on any other trunk lines in
the country; but then the Cnlon Pacific
pays 10 per cent dividends and the Union
Pacific stockholder, getting 10 per cent,
can with reason point to the wonderful
work of Harrlman, who took hold of the
road when It was bankrupt and brought
It up to its present marvelous prosperity,
a prosperity all the more striking, viewed
from th? fact that such standard roads
as the Cn.tral and the New Haven have
been retrograding steadily. HarrlmaVs
genius as an economist was equal to the
test of the recent period of Jc;re'son,
and the Union Pacific and the Southern
Pacific were Htle to wvalher the storm
without discomfort or danger.
What an eye he has for economy in de
tails la exemplified by his action soon
after he took charge of the Union Pacific
In the matter of watering locomotives.
The first time he inspected the line ha
stopped at a tank station. "What is the
sise of that pipe?" he asked as the fls
in an adjusted the pipe from the wat-r
tank to the mouth of the locomotive tank.
The fireman gave the diameter. Then
Harrlman took out his watch and caiu
latcd how long it took to water t tie loco
motive. Lati r he called in the master
meUiauic and the general ir.anaj. r.
t&cououiles that Count.
"It lakes so many minutes to fill a lo
comotive tnuk with water," lie said. "The
pipe is of such and such diameter. Is
thctc any reason why the pipe shouldn't
be Increased to such and such diameter?"
. The master mechanic and the general
manager said all the pipes on all the rail
roads were of a standard sise.
"Is there any reason?" roared Harrl
man. He didn't have to finish the sentence.
The men stammered tlieie was no physi
cal reason except the nosilo on the tank,
I lie pipes and the mouths of the tunks on
the locomotives would have to be en
larged. "Make the. change at once," sa.'d Harrl
man. It saved several minutes each time a
loconn live took water. Tlie Union Va
c'fic has perhaps 1.5'W locomotives In serv
ice. Tiiey take water perhaps three times
a day. Nine mluutes a day additional
service out of l.f iO locomotives and 1.5O0
train trews amounted to about $0U a
year, as near as the auditor could figure
out.
It a few year he changed the Union
Pacific from a poor railroad Into a good
one and at the same time kept piling up
profits. Ft-.rles by the hundreds are told
of the remarkable things he did. He
seemed to know more In a minute about
a rallrcad than the men who had devoted
their lives to It. His work on the Union
Pacific and the Southern Pacific made his
fame secure. He has done great work
with some ol the other propeities with
which he lifts become identified and Wall
street litia come to look upon him aa the
doctor who can mire all railroad ills.
Harrlman is a glutton for work and .he
works very fast, but he will have his work
cut out fur him when he returns. First.
lie will lave to untangle tho mess In which'
the Wheeling & Lake Krie is Involved and
reorganise the eastern end of the Gould
linej. This, added to the mountalnmis
mass of stuff he has to attend to In the
ordinary run of business and the proba
bility tsat he may have to give acrlous at
tention to the Heck Island at any time,
precnges such a fall and winter for Harrl
man as even will satisfy his ambition.
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PLOWMAN, Manager
0maha9 Neb.
JERSEY HAS ANOTHER WIZARD
Ha Has Light Secrets Which Not
Even the Government Can
Share. '
The first wizard" we had In New Jersey
was Leo Daft, builder of an electric car
that drove all other electric cars Into in
nocuous desuetude. The second wizard was
Tom Edison, whose electric lights now
illuminate the world. And now. Just as Ed
ison is retiring from the commercial field
of Invention, In which he has amassed a
large fortune, looms wizard No. 3 a young
ish man In Greenville, a deep-eyed Ger
man of some 40 years, medium height, spare
(as a wizard should be), plain, modest,
silent and a master of detail. His name
is Oscar Wlederhold. The world does not
know him as yet, but It will soon.
The other day I found Wlederhold In the
basement of his factory working at a lathe.
There were all kinds of lathes and drills
and planes and presses and saws and other
power machines surrounding him In this
mechanical laboratory. "What are you do
ing?" I ventured. "Oh, Just perfecting a
universal attachment for all lights. Such
an adjustment Is needed to standardize
cluster burners, arc burners and all In
verted gas mantles. We have to keep a lit
tle ahead of the times, you know."
Wlederhold manufactures lights for tho
United States government according to
secret processes that have been In his fam
ily four or five generations. He does not
dabble with electricity. "Leave that to
Edison," he says. He has a little castlron
cylinder which he charges with some oxy
gen compound. This will produce a light
of 1.C00 candle-power for forty-eight hours,
and will be used on all government auto
mobiles in time of war. His lights for th
lighthouses along our roast are of such
power that 1 might be called a natuie
fnkcr to mention them. But not even the
government is allowed to have the Wleder
hold secrets.
"Kverythlng in connection with our fam
ily secret is locked In a aafe deposit vault
In New York." said the Inventor. "I am
the last surviving son. When I die the
secret will descend to my oldest son, as It
has descended to me. At present he Is In
utter Ignorance of Its nature, because I
vowed never to repeat It to anyone during
j my life. U must descend to my heir. It In
volves the dipping and nieacning oi man
tles. We manufacture those of bleached
and unbleached cotton, manipulate them in
our own peculiar way, and dispose of
them."-New York Press.
RUhii'l Missed H Is Calling-.
This story wjs told to tin- lal- Midi- p
Potter hv Bishop Dudley of Kentucky of
I. Is personal ex-pi rience:
He waf on a rtunt'ng cxpeoltlon near
!on:viilr. and happened to fall in with a
l(H(il cportsnnm. whore unconcealed ad
miration for the city man's marksmanship
paved the way for further conversation.
"What's your name?" the t o'tntryman
finally Inquired.
"Dudley," wns l lie teply.
Alter some exchange cf incident aid ex
perience the bUhop's Interlocutor hazarded:
"Say, Dudley, wlut business d you fol
low?" "I'm u preacher."
"Oh, get out! What are you givifg me'"
"But I am. 1 preach every Sunday."
Where?"
"In Louisville."
"W e'd, I never: I never wo.Id ha' lhorghl
It! You ain't stuck up (i bit like most of
(the prr'nrheis down this way."
I An Invitation t.l tieur tbl new tnnil up.
,usintanre preach was acco:nranhd by a
seribb'.cd card, and the mxt Lord day
saw ihe luslic in lit "Sindny best,"
ushered Inlo the I (shop's "n pew, whi le
he listened Intently to b.dh sr-rvl e ar.l
rmon.
He was manifestly mui'd aft. i ward tu
have the orator of ths ninrnine; c r,ie down
lo gr.et hint as eord'allv and fi:itil!nrly as
In tlie weods. H managed lo shammer
hU thanks, and added:
"1 am i, much of a judge of this kind of
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thing, parson, but I rl with you and sot
with you, and saw the thing through the
best I knew how. All tho same, if my
opinion Is worth anything to you, the Iord
meant you for a hunter."
ABOUT PLATSAKD PLAYERS
(Continued from Page Six.)
souls call me an Iconoclast, but here, In
this great work, "The Ring of the Nibel
lngs," which I have studied for yeara and
thought deeply and earnestly on, I have
pursued the great master, Richard Wagner,
and now 1 am constantly pursued by his
great Influence. He has gotten a grip on
me which Is lasting. I see his meaning,
after years of faithful study, and I see In
it the music which all men shall copy, but
shall not attain, the philosophy which has
found sucli glorious expression through
such music that the "world" will be muny
yeurs older before It shall grapp It. To hear
Wagner Is one thing: to know him is an
oiner. ne is no longer a cult; ne Is a
Reformation with everything which that
Impiiee.
Any ono of tho composers could have
written tho "Bridal Chorus" from "Lohen
grin," or the "Song of the Evening Star'
from Tannhaueaer, or even the "Prise
Song" from the "Melsterslngers," but only
one, the immortal, phenomenal, illustrious
Richard v agner' could have written "The
Ring of the Nibelungen." This great master
has made me ashamed of myself. Oh, how
foolish, how senseless, the little bickerings
and troubles and factional flghtlets and
silly, childish squabbles of m?thod, and
musical criticisms and op!nli ns of this voice
and that technique when you stand before
the dazzling light of that great spirit: I
Co not wish "for wings like a dove that I
might fly away and bo at rest, building me
a -nest In the wilderness," hut I wish for
health, length of days, wisdom, enthu
siasm, courage, support mid endurance to
do my share wherever I am placeJ, how
ever I am situated in bringing people, even
the few. to a realization of what the
greatest gift of tlod to men music really
means. I want to quit playing with raper
boats on the pool which the last tide has
left In a rmall rock, and get out Into the
full tide of the ocean of tho great Art.
If, to be overwhelmed and inspired by a
Man In this way, Is being a "faddist, "
then, by all means, let me be a "faddist."
Nothing else is worth while.
Omaha offers Ju,t as good opportunity is
many 'other plu-s for rerious work, und
when I return lo Omaha, 1 shall tnuk! a
gnat effort to do something for ds cudlt.
And my inspiiutlon wl'l have been tho
"Ring of the Nll)c:uiigen," by ltlchard
Wagner, as presented In M.inich. As !j
the Iheutsr Itself. It is a model and ideal
Vlaie for greut productions.
The "IMns-Rcgenien Theater" (I'rincc
Reg. nt tlicaterl. is a magnificent structure
exte:nally and Internally. lis broad ap
proaches on the outsldo have a grand sweep
and its surroundings are most harmonious.
Inside you find a rising floor of seats,
one floor, each seat a good one, and no
posts or pillars to obstruct the view. Tho
boxes are all In the rear, and the sides
where vpper boxes usually are found, are
given over to artistic leccsscs with uin
llke ornaments; all around is a bas-relief
i friese of figures gracefully displayed In
various attitudes, above, tlie recesses; tho
entiances ure all from the sides, several
entrances on each side, where the lower
boxes are ordinarily situated; each en
trance U giiiitded by u uniformed usher,
who direcis you to your seats, or rather
lo the row in which your seats happen to
be. Th decoration la !n Ihe most ex
quisitely chast" balancing of grey and gold.
with the ixoption cf ihe ceiling, which Is
ilihly but quietly urtsy.d In colois; the
orchestra Is entirely hidden from view, and
the space for tiie players is very commo
d'ous. The I'ghrs aie all extinguished sev
eral seconds hciore tlie first note of the
oiertiiro or prelude or "Vorjpirl" is
sounded, and no disturbance through late
entering Is even thought of. The eftect of
4 . 1 M
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Greed Ak-Sar-Ben &Je
THE INDUCEMENTS are EXTKAOKMNAUY for three reasons, 'viz:
FIRST Prices quoted are from 2o PER CENT to XI PEU CENT LESS than the prices
asked for and easily obtained in former sales.
SECOND The qualities are much, superior in every way than was given for pianos at
the same price.
THIRD The beauty and art in case design so far excels any former effort that corn
comparisons are impossible.
Pianos of all grades are here in abundance.beginniug at REAL GOOD QUALITY, MOD
ERATELY PRICED, up to the VERY BEST of
High Grade Standard Instruments
Properly Priced
Having the largest stock in the west, we are prepared to 6how pianos in any kind of
wood cases, in all the late styles of designs.
We positively guarantee everv piano we sell. AVe will save you from $100 to $223 on
the price of a piano if purchased during this GREAT MONEY-SAVING AK-SAR-BEN
SALE.
A visit of inspection will convince the most skeptical that the above statements are true.
Watch our piano advertising. If you are thinking of purchasing a piano we will interest you.
Where the largest and best stock of standard pianos are at all times
has his wants easily satinfled.
this concealed orchestra is Indescribable,
utterly and totally Indescribable. You must
experience that before you know what
Music really is! Did you ever notice the
effect upon your spirit, of music sung
"behind the scenes?" Has it not affected
you? Some day the church will awake to
the psychic power of music, where mu
sicians are concealed. The performances
(horrid word) begin at 4 In the afternoon;
there Is an Intermission of thirty-five min
utes between the first and second acts,
when the whole house empties itself and
the refreshment rooms, large and spacious,
are filled with elegantly-attired women and
black-and-white full-dressed men, who
munch "broedchens" (breadlets) or little
rolls with ham. drinking therewith a glass
of Munich beer, or daintily bite biscuits or
faricy crackers, accompanied by delicate
glasses of champagne, or very small cups
of coffee. After the second act there is
an intermission of forty-five minutes, when
dinner is served at a fair price in a very
well-appointed restaurant In connection
with the theater (seats ordered in advance)
and cigars or cigarettes are enjoyed in a
very delectable garden enclosure, to which
the large refreshment rooms open by sev
eral doors and a spacious verandah. Bo
fore each act several trumpeters "blow"
some of the principal "motives" of the
music-drama, each "fanfare," as they call
them, being repeated three times In various
parts of the building.
There Is no appluuse except at the end
of each act; no appearance of sturs before
the curtain; no personal interruptions or
glorifications; all Is perfect, as It should
be, dramatis personae, people of the drama,
not people of the present hour; hence th;
seiue of fitness. No dead Trishan of S!eg
mund coiiicb tj the footlights lo receive
the plaudits of the people. How absurdly
we tolerate this Inexcusable "break" In the
story even now. everywhere else We give
ihe late fair Henry Irvinst, the late Richard
Mansfield and others credit for abolishing
this dramatic (!) barbarism, but Wagiur
lias been u long time dead, and is it not
possible that the Idea was borrowed from
him?
Before closing this letter let me urge you
to get from the library the "Musio dramas
of Richard Wagner." by Lavibnac. and
resd carefully the story of tlie "Ring of
the Nlbelungs." If you only want a story,
It will delight you; If you want to study u
fascinating problem in psychology it wiil
hold you In thrall. If you want to grai.p
a little of what music means begin now to
Ktnilv the work (K.ther ihan the works) of
Klcl.ard Warner, but approach K in "spirit i
und in truth." in 'ove and sympathy audi
you will be rewarded.
THOMAS J. KKl.Lf.
P. S. 1 se by a recent copy of The He-J
that Mr. Henderson of tlie New York San
spoke of Melha as the sensation cf Ihe
opera season at I'ovent Garden, whereas
I gave that honor to Tetrassini. I can
only Kay that when Tetraizini sang we
had to "skirmish" for seats and then had
to pay 6 shillings more each than we iiad
paid for exactly the same seats for Melba.
And that was true all through tiie season.
George Ade used to say. "When In doubt,
ask th.i box office," or words to that
effeot. T. J. K.
Coming Kvrnts.
Augustus Pitou will present Chauncey Ol
cott at Itoyd's theuter Friday night, Sep
tember H. In his new play "Ragged Robin."
Mr. Olcott 1h credited with having made
one of the greatest. If not the greatest,
success of his entire career In this piece,
which le in a way a departure from the
line' of dramas he lias been appearing In
for some years. "Ragged Robin" has a lt -
llrl'tf ully simple peasant love story for a
plot. It was written by Rita Julmson
Vounu, In collaboration with ltlta Olcott,
and the authors have done some excellent
work In infusing a thoroughly typical Celtic
atmosphere Into the Ktory. Home Weird
bits nf Irish folk lore play an Incidental,
though Important ran in tlie play, und It
can b i-ald to lie ne i.f Ihe few lriali
diamaa of late years that cuu'd uot be
inducements!
are being held out to the Piano
Buyers of the West during
Hayden Bros
anything else if called by another name.
It Is racy of the soil and presents a vivid
picture of the Irish peasantry In their Joys
and their sorrows.
The music Is not the least Important part
of the performance. Mr. Olcott has com
posed a number of new songs for "Ragged
Robin." all of which are of the catchy,
melodic order. In addition to these num
bers there Is a beautiful Incidental set
ting, composed by Frederick Knight Logan,
In which several Osslnalc airs will be heard
for the first time in this country. The
fairy music Is particularly- fine. Manager
Pltou has equipped his star with a splen
did production, perhaps the finest that has
ever been seen In an Irish play. Electric
light effects, beautiful costumes and
scenery will enhance the charms of the
story, which will be given life by a com
pany composed of such players as Florence
lister, Mabel Bert, LIlllAn , Claire, Alice
Farrell, Josie Cluflln, Mark Price, Charles
F. McCarthy, Gcrome Edwards, George
Brennan and a number of clever young
dancers and singers who are carried for
the fairy scene.
This season Mr. James O'Neill will be
seen In the role of "Abbe Bonaparte" In
a play of Napoleonic times of the same
title. The scene Is laid In a little Corslcan
fishing village, where the venerable abbe
has devoted his life to the welfare of his
llttlj flock. Eighteen years previous to
the opening of the sory he had taken In an
abundoned baby girl and had tenderly
raised the little one to Joyous young
womanhood. At this period an unprinci
pled countess appears and attempts to
take tho young woman to Paris and
throug her Influence with Napoleon the old
abbe is elevated to a bishopric. The scenes
where he spurns tho high honors thrust
upon him and successfully resists tlie at
tempts to take the girl whom he loves
with a father's lnve-from him, Is equal
In its Intense heart Interest and pathos to
his finest work In Virginlus, In defense of
his daughter. The play will probably prove
an agreeable surprise to his friends nnd ad
mirers and he will be seen at the Boyd
theater for five performances starting Bun-
day night. September 20.
"Human Hearts" Is announced at the
Krug for two days, starting with a mat
Inee tcduy, which appeals to every class of
rlavKoers. It deals with a story that
teems the heart Interest from beginning to
end. No play of Its kind possesses a
stronger plot or more sensational incidents.
The serious element is mingled with com
edy, forming a combination that never
fails to touch a responsive chord In the
hearts of playgoers.
The End of the 'trail," which Is in be
produced by W illis 1". Jackson nt the Krug
theater two days, beginning Tuesday night.
Is causing u, great sensation nnd arouses
tho strongi st Interest wherever It Is played.
The engagement of Theodore Lorch at
the Krug theater for three duys, starting
next Thursday night, in "The Lieutenant
snd the Cowboy" may very properly be
mother's shapeliness. All of this can be avoided by the use of
Mother's Friend before baby comes, as this liniment prepares the
body for the strain upon it, and preserves the symmetry of her form.
Mother' Friend makes the danger of child-birth less, and carries her
safely through this critical
period. Thousands grate
fully tell of the benefit and
relief derived from the use'
ftft!iiremeHv Bold b druggists
mump
sill wot bout.
Book milled free to til eioee-.uit mottavs.
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Atlanta. Ca.
to be found were the money eaver
regarded as one ol the events of the sea
son. "The Lieutenant and the Cowboy"
deals with the adventures of an American,
army officer on tho western plains and in
troduces a large number of characters. In
the first act, which sliows a lonely moun
tain trail, one almost scents the -sago
brush and alkali. .In strong contrast are
the scenes shown In the second act, where
the transfer Is made to the military post
known aa Fort Garland, Colo., to which
the hero has drifted In his efforts to se
cure a position as bronco buster of the,
fort.
The Burwood company present "Romeo
and Juliet" for tlie entire weeh starting
this afternoon. Several members of the ,
company have gained prominence In former '
productions, Mr. Connor played "Mercutlo"
to the "Romeo" of Otis Skinner. Miss
Elliott has the physique, personal charm
and temperament for an Ideal "Juliet" ami
Mr. Grew has every requisite for tlie love
lorn "Romeo." Great pains have been
taken to reproduce the various scenes, par
ticularly the famous balcony and also tha
tomb of the Capulets. For this purpose en
gravings of the Maude Adams production
of "Romeo and Juliet" were secured and
every detail has been followed most dili
gently. The costuming will be on an elabo
rate scale and of the period. Stage Direc
tor Bacon is Immensely pleased with his
cast and assures a most finished perform
ance. Aside from the matinee this after
noon there will be matinees on Tuesday,
Thursday and Saturday.
The Burwood management has started
contest among art students, the object
being a design In any three harmonising
colors suitable for the outside cover of tha
Burwood progium. As an Induceiu' nt, a
season ticket la offered for the design that
shall hn accepted. All design must be
at the theater by October 13. st which time
they will he displayed in the lobby. A
committee of art critics will paws Judg
ment and choose the most artistic one.
Tho contest is open to all.
The principal feTturo of the bill at tn
Orpheum this week will bo a troupe of
performing baboons, trained by Herr Orals.
Tha animals accomplish various feats upon
the slack wire and upon the trapeio. The
second number will he a farce entitled,
"Motoring," In which Harry Tate's English
comedians furnish tlie fun. Henry Hortou,
latn star of "Eben Holden." comes with
n pastoral comedy entitled, "Cue Is I.em's
Dilemma." He is assisted by Miss Louise
Hardenbui'gh. A young girl known til "L,i
Petite Mlgnon. who has gained consideralilw
reputation u u mimic will sing nnd give
Imitations of Anna Held and other Celt b
ritles of the i omlc opera stage. The Sis
ters Klrksmith ate all versatile musicians.
!-o Carrillo, well known for his Chlncsu
stories and his imitations of barnyard fowl,
comes with a monologue. The bill Is com
pleted by George and Mas Edgerton, light
ning aerial gymnasts. The Kinndrome will
present a series uf pictures entitled "Tlis
Rights of a Knight In the Fourteenth Cen
tury." Every woman covets a shape
ly figure, and many of them
deplore the loss of their girl
ish forms after marriage.
The bearing of children is
often destructive to the
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