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THE OMAHA SUNDAY BEE:. NOVEMBER 129, 1908.
Gossip About Plays, Players and Playhouses
V"L WILBTArH has not only
performed a Inbor of I ve, out
hi alto s.rhlevrl a ree.1 service
in hi' blorrithr of Kkharfl
comments on her latent sketch, "In the
Subway." which wan first given In New
Tork City and well received In 'V.tham.
Miss Blark will bn tha headline nii-vber
Minefield. iut off the prefs by I of the Orpheum bill for the week of iK
' rmtM m i iap itiri witai wnupn i v
Kdgar Allen Wooir, who mad mofct of the
possibilities fur, humor. . The. . sketch haa
been describrd ia "a scream."
Berliner's. In a lumiisom
quarto volume Mr. WH.itarh tells the story
of the life and struggles of the great artor
as no one elm could. For many seasons
and outliving manager after manager, Mr.
"WHstach waa connected with Mr. Mana
fleld a his. advance agent,, and In this
capacity came Into sn Intimate acquaint
ance with him such as not many ever had.
It might be said enojyed, for no one who
wss well scqualnted with Mr. Mansfield
failed to enjoy that acquaintance, and those
who came on to terms of friendship with
him were favored Indeed by the rarest of
those delightful qualities of courtly charm
and cohslderate care that made Mansfield
a host of the highest order and a friend
worth having. In writing his book Mr.
Vllatach has endeavored to "nothing ex
tenuate, nor set down aught In malice,"
with the result thai he tells simply and
convincingly the story of the man who
rose from obscurity to the highest point
of fame on the American stage. He sets
before the world Mansfield as he knew
him, and supports his picture with ample
proofs of the character of the dead actor.
Mansfield's Interest in his fellow man, Ills
devotion to his art, his consideration for
his company, his love for his wife, and
family, and under all, tho simplicity of his
character when discovered beneath the ve
neer of varlod interests that hid it from
most folks, are all made plain.
Richard Mansfield suffered more, per
haps, than any other modern actor from
misrepresentation. How much of this was
due to malice and how muah to Ignorance
will never be known. It was misrepresen
tation, though, pure and simple. An ex
ample of It is recited In the book. Wlum
Mr. Mansfield waa presenting "Don Car
los" his route took hliu from Omaha to
Denver, and from thnce to San Fran
cisco. From Denver came the word that
the star had quarreled furiously with the
members of his company and had at lust
discharged all In a, burst of Insane rage.
The sensational story waa given consider
able publicity, and preceded the company
to San Francisco, as the telcgraphlo news
outran the train. When the company ar
rived In Ban Francisco it was found to
be the same as had played in Chicago, In
Omaha, and in Denver. Instead of being i
a war on foot, or at least an armed truce,
all was found to be harmonious, and each
member was working with the star to
make the treat undertaking . a success.
This seemed to disappoint the chroniclers
of the California metropolis, and. Instead
of denying the sensational yarns that oama
from Denver, the papers went after Mans
field on tha ground of his art and abused
him roundly. But the public would not
have it so and the patronage was such as
soon convinced the writers of their mis
take and the matter was dropped. This Is
but a single instance of many that might
be recorded. It embittered Mansfield
against newspapers as a class, and yet he
formed soma very warm friendships among
the writers for the press on topics con
nected with tha theater.
Mansfield's faith in himself was sublime.
He knew nothing of impossibilities; he
knew nothing of limitations; ha only knew
that a thing was to be done, and he set
himself about doing it, It la not the in
tention to her tell of how he worked to
achieve hi effects. It la sufficient to
aay each thing he did waa the result of
careful study and deliberate purpose. If
he departed from traditions, it waa b
cause he had convinced himself that tra
ditions were wrong. He sought to get as
near to the living truth as his art would
permit hlro, and his splendid mind nnd
wonderful will enabled blra to do things
a lesser man could not have hoped to
achieve. H waa accused of being egoUa,
tic. Maybe ho was, but it waa the egotism
' success. JCven when ha was at his
lowest ebb In finance hla faith In himself
did not waver, and he kept his courage
steady. Jf be told hla friends or asso
ciates ha wa going to succeed, it was not
merely tha expression of a hope, but of a
conviction. And if he seemed to be exact
ing in hla dealings with the members of
his companies, it waa because he wanted
that each ahould give just what he waa
giving the very best If a player could
not achieve with certainty tha exact shade
of expression deal red, such an one had to
glvw wny. It was art In the best sense
that guided him in hla efforts, and to which
he gave his life. For he knew week be
fore he died that he was doomed If he did
not give over hla work, and yet be kept
IIOOM 1ST I.O.DO SHOW BIMXE9S
Keep hint pre I)' tuny here, until spring,
when he (roes lo Tarls for a serU-e of con
carts. He ) he Is nucceeding for far
better that he drcitnfli would be possible
in snort a time. He is still In his early
Unties. JOHN AVA CAflPENTER.
Into The Be office Mr. Mansfield came
aa a friend. He never missed a visit while
in the city, and alwaya allowed that side
of his nature he so carefully hid from the
public. Occasionally ho talked of hla art,
but mostly of other topics. politics, busi
ness, Industry, tha events of the day. all
served him, and hla conversation waa not
tne talk of an opinionated man, but the
genial comment of an observer, and student,
who held a deep and kindly Interest In the
affairs of his fellow man. It was his habit
t stroll about the city, and to poke Into
Its quaint comers. Omaha has not many
such places, and yet Mansfield found out
some that were not generally known. On
these strolls he waa often accompanied
by a reporter, who found that J'Roaring
. Dick." as Wtlstach would fondly "call him,
was as good a pal aa one ever went walk
ing with. Dinner at hi car, or a luch In
ona of the restaurants gave him other op
portunities to talk to his Intimates, and
now and then one waa received into his
dressing room. It .was on one of these
occasions he told the sponsor for tills
department of The Bee that his active days
were almost at on end, and that he doubted
If he would have strength to complete
the task he had set for himself. His
apprehensions proved too well founded, and
death found him with work still t undone.
But he did do one thing he undertook. He
gave to the public the very best he had.
and without stint. He took his art to a
public that rould not come to him, -and the
people of many a "one night stand" have
cause to rejiilce that there was an actor
ao great that he could not be little, and
who waa ao genuinely egotistical that he
strove to show everybody Just how great
ha really waa Thus they got to see the
very best of modern dramatic effort.
Mansfield still has his detractors. They
are still debating his worth as an actor,
and recount with gusto the unfounded or
exaggerated slorloa of his exhibitions of
tempt: These men will probably kotp at
It Indefinitely, but of the dead man It may
Uttie he ll reck ie they'll let him sleep on
Ja the gravv where the lirlluit has laid
"The Astalrea," one of the acts at the
Orpheum during the week of Decerabar t,
are Omaha young psuple. Their paren'.s
ars Mr. and Mrs. Frtd Austerllts of this
city, Mr. Austerllts blng connected with
tha Blunt Brewing company. The Astalrea
liave been appearing In the east aad were
booked fur Slouc CHy and Omaha that
. their friend lu those clUca might se and
Judge qf thU work.
tloa YloJsV. Slauk i rvoAvlug 4aaaM
riars Risilif la tCngtlsa Metropolis
Are Dolnsr a "Hesse Fall.'
LONDON, Not. Special Correspond
ence.) At the beginning of the present
theatrical year London managers were
viewing with apprehension the opening of
thn Franco-British exhibition and the
threatened Inroads into their business.
Now that It la all over the earns managers
are wearing smiles that won't disappear.
The cause of this strange change of front
Is that the year now drawing to a close
has, In the words of one of them, been
r'One of the best years I have ever known
from a box office viewpoint" And after I
all, what other viewpoint worries a man- j
ager of today? With a very few excep
tions all the London houses are doing a
"house-full" business and. In many cases,
the advance bookings extend far into Feb
ruary. As an evidence of this general pros
perity, take tne case of the Drury Lane
pantomime, the flrat performance of which
does not take place until the day after
Christmas. Tickets, however, have been
on salo for about a week and already
more than 30,000 worth of them have been
disposed of. Advance bookings for "Peter
Pan," which Is to be the special Christmas
attraction at the Duke of York'B, amount
to I15.0U0. while $2,600 worth of seats were
sold In advance for the two recent per
formances of "The Only Way," which
Martin Harvey gave nt the Adelphl.
So exceptionally good Is the business
that almost anything goes, especially in
the way of musical comedy, "The Belle
of Brittany," which is now playing to big
houses at the Queen's, was universally
condemned on the first night as a ootless,
aimless, meritless sort of thing, yet the
various libraries In London who deal in
theater tickets immediately Invested some
thing like $:20,000 In seats and have had
no reason to regret their expenditure to
date. This strange success, however, may
In part be accounted for by the extraor
dinary good cast which was provided by
tha producer, Robert Courtnelde, Henry
Bavage's partner In London. All the evi
dence points towards the conclusion that
he knew he had a weak piece and de
liberately determined to save the day with
a strong cast. In no other way can one
explain hla enormous weekly payroll, for
Mr. Courtneldge Is a canny 'Scotsman and
never throws his money away.
In the first place, the cast Includes
George Graves, the Baron Pupoff, of "The
Merry 'Widow," and probably the finest
musical comedy comedian in England.
Next, ia Ruth Vincent, the old Savoyard,
who really has a voice and knows how to
use it, and who ia undoubtedly the high
est paid singer in' musical comedy here.
Number three is Walter Pasemore, another
old Savoyardand a favorite of the Drury
Lane pantomime. As he has been com
pelled to give up all idea of appearing in
this year's pantomime at the Drury Lane,
It la reasonable to assume that he waa
not procured by Courtneldge without a
liberal expenditure of money. Next is
Laurence Rea, who has been appearing
at Covent Garden, and one might extend
the Hat of star and near-stars consider
ably so as to Include several well known
on this side, but wlfh whom you would te
There be those who see In the weakness
of "The Belle of Brittany" as a play an
indictment of the growing practice of ask
ing a lung list of playwrights, lyric writers,
composers and sgng writer to collaborate
In a production. "The Belie of Brittany"
boasts no less than five. ' The book was
rltten by P. J. Barrow and Leedham
Bantock, the lyric by Percy Green
bank, while Howard Talbot and Miss Marie
Home confess to having composed the
From the latest information which has
reached me poor "Salome" appears to have
had a very rough time of It In Russia. One
would suppose that Russia with . It snows
and IU Ice would have been the last place
In the world for "Salome and her pocket
edition costume. But she bobbed up In St.
Petersburg and had a tussle, hot with the
head of John the Baptist, but with the
holy synod. That body on first considera
tion forbade the perfi rminct on tha gr. unds
that It was blasphemous, but upon more
mature thought. Involving, I should say, no
little mental gymnastics. It relented and
gave permission for the production if Sa
lome were transformed into an Indian
queen, if John the Baptist's head were made
the corpse of a king and If Salome' dance
were performed by the queen and her
dames. Some alchemist of the drama duly
accomplished these' miracles and the first
puDiic pcrrormance was wail under way
when the holy synod changed its mind
aguln. The police marched Into the theater,
stopped the play and turned, the audience
out without, I may add, returning their
I suppose since Frank Gotch has become
an actor h I a legitimate subject for the
attention of a dramatic correspondent. At
any rate here goes. He openVd at the New
Cross Ei ti phe last week and this week Is at
Shepherd Bush Empire. lie got a much
better reception than I thought possible In
view of the opinion on this side of the
merits of his match with Hackenschmlilt
"Hack" Is more or leas of an English idol
and you cannot convince a Britisher that
Gotch really licked him fairly and squarely.
But they seemed determined to give the
Iowa man a fair hearing, and while no
wild enthusiasm greeted his appearance
here, at the same time he got a good re
ceptton. His Idea of appearing In a sketch
Instead of in a aerie of wrestling bouts
ss Hack and Zbysco have been doing, struck
tho English public as a novelty and pleased
them accordingly. Gotch Is booked for
eighteen wetks and will travel to tha north
of England before making his appearance
In the heart of London.
Carrie De Mar is booked for the Coliseum
in tha near future. It Is announced that
ss,e will appear In both "Lonesome Floaa"
and "Winking Winnie." Clssle Loftus Is
still topping the bill at the same house with
hcrbnltatlun. The management ia paying
hera big price, but aa she la filling every
seat in the enormous theater there Is prob
ably a feeling of satisfaction on both sides.
John Powell, the young American pianist,
who has lately returned from a vacation
visit to hla home on the fihenendoah, seems
to be carrying everything before him In
London. He played with the Queen's Hall
orchestra at the Promenade concert the
other day, and aucceeded In violating all
the rules by getting an encore something
wholly out of keeping with the strict tradi
tions of the Promenade concerts. The
audience refused to It i the pro- am pro
ceed until Hwnry Wood, the conductor,
marched off to the aitlsta room and
brought the American musician, willy nllly,
back to the piano stool. Powell is giving
recitals on Novsmbsi It and December T,
with Francis Harford, at the Aeolian hall,
and baa aaough othat aogagaiuanta to
At the Omaha Theaters.
At tha Boyd this evening the charming
comedy hy Clyde Fitch, "Girls," will be
presented again, and It ought to be seen
by a houseful of people. The piece Itself
Is frankly a farce, but It contains many'.
most delicious hits, and It la done so charm
ingly by the girls who are the leader In
the fun that It Is enjoyable to all. The
realism of the scene In the studio, where
the three "man hater" get ready to retire
for the night. I about the limit of such
proceedings, and yet it I done with a deli
cacy that makes It delightful. This 1s
characteristic of the play from first to
last. Altogether It is worth the while of
all to see It. Tonight will close the engagement.
"A Knight for a Day" 1 coming to the
Boyd theater on December 2, 4 and 6, with
a matinee Saturday. Robert B. Smith,
whose efforts as a librettist are recognised,
is responsible for the book and he had a
worthy coadjutor in Raymond Hubbell, a
composer who has supplied more than the
usual portion of catchy airs, pretty chor
uses, etc, somo of which are worthy of
grand opera The oontral 'characters in
"A Knight for a Day" are all young
peraona. The hero himself is an under
sized waiter, who, having laid hands on
certain legal documents, endeavor to pass
as a lawyer. HI comedy partner ia a
"servant lady" of . a type that might bo
Imagined In a nightmare after searching
intelligent bureau. The balance of a long
energetic cast of capable: principals arc
busy all evening helping out with the
fun. What seems to be the real kernel
of the entertainment is 1y some regardeM
as the famous American beauty chorus.
The daisllng display of energy and life el
the choruses, especially thi "business" of
tho songs, "Life is a 'gee-Saw," "Little Girl
In Blue," "Whistle as You Walk Out,
and others, all will be remembered and
hummed with pleasure.' The electrlo effect
used In the finale of both act are sur
prisingly ingenious and remarkably beautiful.
Madame Natlmova, the Russian star,
about whom the maga sines and New York
correspondents have written and published
so much that she i almost a well known 1n
this city aa Berhardt and Due, will play a
special engagement of four performance
In this city beginning on Thursday, Decem
ber 10, at the Boyd theater. There ha
been widespread Interest In the coming of
Natimova. We have heard ao much of
her wonderful talent and remarkablo
beauty, her youth and magnetism, that
her appearance will b one of the season's
most Important dramatlo events. First she
appeared In New York as the' member of
a band of players exiled from Russia and
offering play In obscure theaters in Rus
sian. Margaret Anglln and Henry Miller
persuaded her to study English and remain.
Bhe did this and appeared ' for a trial
within six months. Her first performance
was an ovation and tha Bijou theater wa
secured for here. She has not left New
York slnos until tho present. Her per
formances hero, win be all in English and
she will bo presented by tho Shuberts, sur
rounded by her New York company and
productions. Her repertoire of Ibsen plays,
from which solectlon will be made, includes
A Doll's House." "Hedda Q abler" and
The Master Builder."'
cprrm AfiKninirriicriT tonight at ens
1 .Ullta. nilllUUIIUa.lsll.il I .sad
By CLYDE FITCH
Lee She sert, Ins., Present
1 Tear at
THURSDAY, FRIDAY. SATURDAY-Mat. Sat.l
H. H. F R A Z E E ' S"ST o L
BoVVn'i'rrR'SLRT American Beauty Chorus
and th Famous)
The "Ten English Dancing Madcaps"
WEDNESDAY EVES.-AT 0:15
COLORED VIEWS Travelogues I MONO P.CIURES
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PARIS, Dec. 2. FEZ. in Morocco. Dec. 16. LONDON. Dec 8
KAX.Z COXTBSI1 TICKETS, 99.60, $8.00 and tl.50 STOW.
JConrse Bale Closes Mon., Vcrr. 30 Single Tlekets, tl, 75c, BOO aad 8 So, Deo. X.
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DECEMBER 10, 11, 12-MATINEE SATURDAY
S. B. and LEG gKUBEBT Annonmo
In Repertoire of Ibsen's Plays, Inolndinr ths "VASTEX Btm.TJEB." "KESTJA
UASUiK," "TBH COMET" Sod "A. UUL1.S JLOUBS."
Beats on Bale Deo. 7tb, at 9 O'clock.
Henry. Knott, a young Chicago minister.
Imbued with the purpose of Illustrating a
truth, has written a cycle of plays which
are based on the fundamentals of life. The
first In this cycle, "The Revelation,' will
be seen at Boyd on December 13 and 14. In
this drama of modern life, It Is shown
conclusively and In concrete form that the
In of the father are visited upon the
children. The piece Is presented by the
Martin and Emery players, organised for
the purpose of presenting the Knott cycle
of plays. Mary Shaw Is the head of this
oast. Wilfred Roger, well remembered In
Omaha, will have the leading male role
In tho piece, while Adelaide Flts-Allen,
Walter Horton, George Fox, Gordon Men
delssohn and others are In the cast.
Although the Burwood Stock company Is
to play "The IlsvU" at Plattsmouth, Ne
braska City, Beatrice, etc, the coming
week, by no means will the Burwood
tneater be without a strong magnet with
which to bid for public favor. Arrange
ment have been perfected with William
H. Swanson & Co. of Chicago, the most
extensive moving picture concern In the
United States, to Install tor the week,
starting this afternoon, a most novel enter
tainment of two and one-half hours dura
tion. The program will be divided Into
three parts and will consist of graphic
descriptions and beautifully Illustrated both
by ; stereoptioon color slide and moving
picture of "Talk of Travel In Distant
Lands." Theou travelogue will be
minutely described by a lecturer who has
personally visited the various sections to
be described. This particular feature of
the entertainment will permit one to take
a trip around the world and be back home
by bedtime. Another feature of the enter
tainment will be the talking pictures, and
by this It must not be understood that
these talking pictures are to be furnished
by any mechanical device, but instead by
Swanson & Co.'s own company of actors,
who will be brought here from Chicago
purposely for this engagement. Condensed
versions of such plays as "Rip Van
Winkle," East Lynne," etc., will be thrown
on the screen by the moving picture ma
chine, and as the various characters In thn
dramas move about In the pictures, their
lines will be spoken by the actors back of
Starting with Sunday afternoon, De
cember , the stock company will again
be found "at home," at which time It will
offer a superb production of the world
wide sensation, "Salome," by Oscar Wilde
TODAY and MONDAY 3 Performances Only
mp.ct offhV"" Laughing, Jesting, Dashim
In tho Dollghtful Comody of Love and Laughter
The NIGHT OF THE PLAY
A Charming Comedienne In a Play that haa tho
Sparkle of Champagne
2 DATS STA1TINC TUESDAY NIGHT-USUAL MATINEE WEOHESDAT
W. T. VAVsT rreaeata tha Beautiful Dram
Br aCAXT J. HOMES.
3 DATS STARTING THURSDAY. DEC. 3-USUAL MATINEE SATURDAY
OHAB. X. BLAJTirr Presents JOHNS' IB BOET as WXXiXJB X.IVB
THE BOY DETECTIVE
Coming "UBCZ.B TOWS CAB IB."
THIS WEEK'S ATTRACTIONS
jtrng TiMtsr . . . .
ralm Theater ....
"A amirM for a y
Bnrtoa FoIibh' Motion Pfcturo
"The Murk of the Play"
"TtniMit aid Snnshtn"
"The Bey JtetlT
are cordially invited to pay m a
rlslt ytny afternoon and enjoy
or IT a no flayer Concrrt. No
rhar(r I made and you ran well
spend an hour with n when
down town on chopping trip.
SCUMOLLER & MUELLER
, PIANO CO.
1311.13 Karnam St.
The greatest attraction is
the Advance Showing of
popular fail styles at
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Hair Dressing and Mai eel Waving 60e
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Maaftasrins; and Electric Vibrator. BOo
Manicuring; for ladles and gentle
All kinds of hair goods at tnwpxt
prloen. Appointments made by p' nm?.
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Ths wltekerp of Iks plaoa ilea Is
Its Udescrlball hospitality.
The enlsias is aneqaaJed ana the
KMdelbsrr Blaslt Is srnrs a food en.
In Connection ntth the Nsf
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The J. 0. Pcnfold Co.
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a)MA!iA5 Leading Instructors I
Jean P. Duf field
TEACHER OF PIANO
Studio Suite 404-5 Boyd Theater
, . Building.
Miss Anna. Bishop
Teacher of Sinking
Studio 1724 Darenport Street.
Telephone Douglas S3.
PHONES Bell, DousJ. 1506 'Jnd. A-I506
During tha Road Trip of ths Burwood Stock Co., Burwood Patrsna Will Be Regaled
TWICE TODAY wE
by aa Educational and Amusing Display of W. B. Swanson ft Co's
im- as sjm n assv TOURS in
7 ASS atfjffi
mm AROUND THE WORLD, AND HOME
AT BED-TIME. BEAUTIFULLY IL
LUSTRATED INTELLIOINTLY DESCRIBED
MAT. AT 2:15
AS A SPEOIAX. PBATVBB
ACTUAL ItfN'3 PICTURES
Hot the wheesy phonograph kind vat t7
11 Ting- actors in conjunction with tne mov
FIRST TIME 2xtV5 W OMAHA
AND MATINEfi TODAY
The Boyd Theatre
School of Acting
A practical training school for
the stage. Rehearnals and mootbly
criticism performances at Lyrlo
Theater. Advanced students form
school Btock company.
.Professional experience while
MUXA3T rrrca, Director
. 3. BVBOBSS, Manager
Miss Blanche Sorenson
TEACHER OF SINGING
543 Range Block
1 e le p tone asd a -
The Burwood ';ock company will have
two weeks for preparation of Its produc
tion of this wonderful story. In fact.
Miss Elliott has been studying the part of
Salome more or less ever since the sea
son opened, and In her bands this unusual
rule should be made as convincing as when
played by any actress who mijjlit become
associated with the part. From New York
has come Miss Elliott's costume for the
much-talked of tulotne dance. This unique
dress, if It may be called such. Is but a
duphcato of the flowing draperies worn by
Maxlne Elliott, who, as Salome, Inter
polated extracts from the muc-h-tulkod o:
pUy In "Myself, J-VUlna." The production
will be elaborate and true to the period
Kalhryn Oaterman will return to tbe
Kruir thealer toitay. The clever come
dienne will bo seen here ti day and torn or
row only lu tUe delightful comedy of love
and laughter, "Tbe Night of The Play
-which Is said to bs even better than her
offering of last season. Miss Oaterman
will have the assistance of an excellent
company, Including: William Williams, Ed
gar Post, Charles Worthlug-ton, Quy Samp
saL Gavin Harris, 8a4 Wertelm. BIU
MARVELOUS MOTIOGRAPH PICTURES
BRAND HEW PrfOQRAM MONDAY, WfiO. ArtP FRIDAY
2i-H0U3S OF UNIQUE EHTERTAIHMEHT-2i -rasrwisaf'-'
Theodore, Bllssbelh DtWItt and Edna
The story of "The Night of the Play"
Is that of an ambitious woman who wrl'ea
play and tries to keep the fact from
her husband. She seeks the assistance of
a poet to get the piece produced, and this
naturally makes the poet's sweetheart
Jealous. This, with the husband's jealousy,
cause all aorts of complications, and the
wife gets her husband and her friends
Into all sorts i f trouble. The fun t of the
rich, clean and crisp order, and Miss
Osterman Is said to be delightfully funny
In the part.
Miss Osterman will Introduce some en
tirely new gowns that are said to be sim
ply gorgeous, especially the cloth of gold
dlrectolre dress which she will wear In th
fourth act. Tills It Is claimed will be the
handsomest gown ever worn by an actress
on the Eng-llfh-speaklng stage, and tne
coot Is said to be 1,0U0. There will hardly
be any need for any woman to wear the
directolre sown on the stage of a theater
after Miss Osterman is seen In hers, which
Is One mass of gold from heud to foot.
"Tempest and Sunshine" Is billed to ap
peal at the Krug theater on Tuesday and
Wednesday only. The drama ia taken from
the well known book by Mary J. Holmes
and it Is too well known and widely read
to need any further commendation. The
cast is a notable oue and soma especially
good features are promised.
Charles E. BIaneys Tatest melodrama,
"Willie Live, the Boy Detective," will ap
pear at the Krug theater for three day
beginning Thursday night December 1 In
It he will introduce Johnnie Hoey. aasUted
hy a large company. The piece ia laid
around the robbery of t'ne WtUs-Fargo
Express company by a body of expert
express thieves. During the play numerous
specialties will be Introduced by Johnnie
Hoey, assisted by tho entire company.
The Tom Da vies tiki will present a
thrilling act at ths Orpheum for the week
beginning inatlnes today. These intrepid
riders oa motorcycles spin around a saocer
track which Is elevated from the stage
aftiT the rldi rs have tjalnel th-lr speed.
When re tlevutloa of the 'rack is made
ths lower part of tha appaiMua la left
open, suggesting a rather dangerous situa
tion, although as a matter of fact the
danger Is more la ths at.-eming than reality.
Frank Byron and Louis Langdon have a
sketch they style Ths Duds Dstectlve."
Mr. Byron ranks among- ths best vaude
ville comedians. He Is master of the art
of making people laugh, which ia his mis
sion. The Four Klanos recently made a
hit at the New York Hippodrome with their
funny acrobatic skit, "In Africa." Imro
Fox is an illusionist who has an original
way of embodying humor In his work.
He has a natural fund of humor which he
turns to good account. "The Box of Cag
liostro" Is a pusiling Illusion he Is featur
ing this season. The Relff Bros, have a
pretty dancing and singing act. The re
markable precision with which they exe
cute difficult steps has attracted attention
wherever they have appeared. Mabel
Maitland, a daughter of the southland,
has a program of plantation sougs and
stories which she renders in a charming
way. Tile Three Mitchells, negro enter
tainers, with a wardrobe of dazzling gar
ments, and new klnodrome views complete
the new bill. One series of the klnodrome
views will be colored.
The next lecture to be given by Mr.
Wright Kramer is the series of Burton
Holmes Travelogues Is to be on '"Paris."
Last summer Mr. Holmes and Mr. Kramer
were together in Paris and the resulting
travelogue is a splendid "sccne-transfer-rence"
of the principal points of beauty
and Interest In and about this mecca of the
American tourist. By the aid of Mr.
Holmes' motion picture machine Mr.
Kramer will personally conduct his audi
ence to such well known concerns as the
Cafe da la Pals, from whose chairs on the
boulevard may be aeen tha countless
throngs of passers-by, both pedestrians and
in every known vehicle of continental
Europe. From the tops of tha motor
busses, upon which his motion camera was
placed, most Interesting panoramic views
Of some of the principal streets, public
squares and boulevards will be seen. The
celebrated Grand Prix will be run and on
tlu screen -will be shown balloon ascen
sions and the flights of aeroplanes and
hydroplanes; Mr. Holmes and Mr. Kramer
will alight from taxlcabs driven by "lady
coachman" and Santos Duraont will be
seen preparing for some memorable flight.
In colored views the r-i-v (rial buildings,
srt galleries, churches, theaters and other
Interesting spot will be visited undsr ths
guidance of Mr. Holmes and hla fellow
traveller, Mr. Holmes. "Paris, ths Mag
nificent," will be given at Body's theater
on Wednesday evening at 1:15 o'clock.
An extremely strong bill of headline acts
In the talking pictures will bs shown at
Mr. Glgmund Landsborg
Pianist and Instructor of Piano,
invites the musical public to at
tend the Ninth Annual Public
Recital, given by members of his
advanced piano class.
Thursday Evening, December 3. at
Edward Creighton Institute Hall .
210 8. 18th St., I Jet we n Farnam and
Thursday Erasing, Bee. trd, 8:15 O'clock
Schnioller & Mueller Auditorium
Tickets 60 cents and Ons Dollar
at Schmollar & Mueller's
Remington's famous pictures
burned on leather, banners
and pillow covers, full size
skins. . . .$5.00 to $8.00
Leather Center Pieces, appli
qued in colors, 'ail shapes
and sizes, 50c to $0.00
Give us a trial.
Omaha Art Leather Co.,
Krug Theater Building
Chicago Film Exchange
America's foremost film Ksaters
847 to 860 Brandels Bldg., Omaha.
See our pictures at the I anierapliona
Theater, DouRlas and 14th Sts., Nebrai
ka'a best picture show.
Talking Animated Pictures
the Camerapnone theater beginning today,
when Miss Stella May hew, tbs American
singer of American songs, and popularly
known as the "care-free comedienne," will
sing and act her famous success. "1 Guess
I'm Bad." Throughout tha north and east
Mlua Mayh w has played to standing room
only. The Cameraphons eompany engaged
her to sing and pose and will present her
for the first Urns In Omaha. In addition to
Miss Mayhew a staring matrimonial fares
In two acns an titled "The Turklslt Bath."
will also bo given. Ths program Includes
Interesting and instructive silent pictures
and Illustrated songs
HATZSTBB DAIX.Y, 2:18.
XTBBT WIGHT, 8:15.
Week Starting Matinee Today
TOM DAVIES' TRIO
In Their Remarlnli'e Cycling Novelty,
"Motoring in Jl Id-Air."
"They're. On Your Trail."
BYRON a LANCDON
In Their Humorous Absurdity,
"Tho O.id-j Detective."
THE FOUR R.ANOS
An Original and Novol Comedy Acro
batic Sketch, "In Africa."
The Unique) Comlo rvmjoror and'
THE REIFF BROG.
The American Panclng Uoys.
3 Dancing Mitchells
The Creole, Black Prince and the
' In Quaint Old Southern Negro
Always the newest In Motion Pletures
rmxess loo. as soe. .
Tares Bays, BeglBAlag aaAay.
America's Ureatest Klnger of Ameri
can Hongs. v '
THE TURKISH BATH
A Mattiinonlul Fares In Two Scenes.
urTMEaTTa-Q rx.xir-r nortrazg n
Admission, loo. cniiorsa, fx. f
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