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THE OMAHA SUNDAY BEE: AriUTj 4, 1900.
"What is Going on in
MAMA had a chance during th
week to see two of the drama
that have called moat tommmt
during the last two srnons.
"The Tt.lef" proved to he all
that waa expected a 4e study
n th psychology of omun, a little too
flp, prrhap. for ropu'ar understanding,
but of such dramatlo stiength and lnten
altr aa to warrant (ha attention thnt haa
bean given It. Bernstein la one of the re
markabl men of the modern French school
of dramatists, and thn other playa of hie
wtlch ore being offered, and which may
eventually reach bo far away from Broad
way aa Omaha, will b awaited with In
tereat. The. other play waa "Tha White
Flster." In which Viola Allen la doing the
beat work ah haa offered In a long time.
The atmosphere In somewhat familiar to
her because of her experience aa IVinna
Roma tn "The Eternal City," and ahe had
to change ery little In her aspect to don
tha whit garb and character of the Slater
Giovanni. Tt la always a delight to ace
Mlaa Allen In a part that Intereeta her, and
In thla aha aeemed to put all Iwr atrength.
TJha announcement a of the summer stock
seaon at the Boyd suggests the eHrly ap
proach Of tha end of the big attraction,
and yet aevpral more of moment are prom
ised. John Draw In "Jack Straw" and
Bthel Barry mora In "Lady Frederick" are
among the. At the Burwood gome gen
eral change tn the 'company ara an
nounced. Mr. flrew begins hla last week
with tha company today, and ao do Mr.
afid Mr. Bacon. Thla latter couple will
go Into vaudeville, and Mr. Grew haa not
aa yet announced his plana. Thaddeua
Gray, who will aucceed Mr Grew, la al
ready known In Omaha, aa ho waa leading
San for tha FerriB Stock company at thu
jyd several aeaaona ago.
I-ATK.XT DRAMA OF HAl'FTMA
Otrmat Aatfcor M stifles F.ven
lln wltk Ilia Modernity.
Oerhardt Ilauptmann, the Gcrmun
dramatlat, who promlaed ao much In hla
earlier work, haa not kept hia light ahln
Ing ao brightly aa to Illumine a clear ith
through tha tnlsta of modern uncertainty.
Or may bo, ha haa gone ao far ahead of
tha rest of ua that we are' only able to
dimly dlacover tha light through tha
gloom that aeparatea ua from the distance
haa achieved. At any rata, hla lateat
!)ay, "Qrlaelda.4 which had Ha premier
In Berlin on March 8 did not overjoy the
critics who wrote . for the preaa of the
German capital. This new work la a treat
ment of the legend of patient feminine
devotion that waa introduced Into literature
by Petrarch. In manner It la distinctly of
.that ultra-modernity which flourlahea so
Irankly In Berlin. Its lova atory haa been
developed from the aimple outlines of the
old tradition Into an elaborate analysta
of sex psychology, almost In th atyla of
D'Annunzlo. A contributor to Continental
Correspondence, a Berlin Journal, ' re
views It aa followa:
,"In Hauptmann'a work the thema la
treated In an entirely new manner. Ha de
picts the Margrave Ulrlch von Baluizo aa
being unbridled savagery, who givea way
to follies of all aorta, but. only because
till Ideal and tender nature la In revolt
against tha commonplacea of every day
Ufa. 'He knowa no half moods,' he la only
attracted by that which la real and preg
nant. For thla reaaon he la charmed by
Grlselda, the peaaant maid, whose ac
quaintance he haa made by chance whilst
atopping at her father' hut during a hunt
ing expedition to obtain a drink of water.
"Grlselda atanda for the elemental
woman In all her natural atrength, a hard,
strong, beautiful peaaant girl, austere and
obstinate as the very work that forms her
dally life. Harsh and defiant la also her
attitude to the Margrave, whom she nearly
fella with a club when he ahowa signs of
(becoming Importunate. He sees In her
the 'nobility of Mother Eve,' and when hia
family urges him to marry and beget an
heir, he chooses the untutored feasant
"The courtship is depicted In a remark
able scene. The whole of the brilliant
court paya a visit to the farm, where they
sneer at tha coarse peasant girl. When,
however, the Margrave offers an estate to
any one who will aeize a klsa from her,
there la none daring enough to make the
venture. It la only In hla arms that
Griaclda'a atrength deserts her; like Is
drawn to like and the fierce strength of
the man flnda counterpart tn the woman.
"She becomes hla wife, and it is beauti
fully depicted how she. who hitherto had
known but care and labor, for tlio first
time sees tha world In all Ita beauty. Love
becomes all In all to her, and the un
tamable Margrave flnda In the peasant
girl, who haa become his consort, hla Idol.
But thla very exceae of love provea fatal
to them both. He wlehes to keep her for
hfmself alone, not to share her with the
wbrld. He dealrea to aee her far removed
from all that la the lot of the common
"Conaeo,uently. the thought that she la
to become a mother la almost unbearable
him, and he is consumed wltb a feeling
Jealousy and hate for the child that la
to be, for the reason that It will deprive
him of a ahare of Griselda's love. When
the Margrave, who has sent the baby
way to the care of relations Immediately
after Ita birth, In order that hia son may
not come between htm and hla wife, once
more meets her aft it weeka of 'sejwratlon
Grlselda' a first words at their meeting
are: 'Where la my child?' I'lrich turna
On his heel, rushes from the castle and
takea up hit abode In a mountain hut.
Nothing can Induce him to return. 'I am
lone and am resolved to remain alone.'
That la hla anawer to all entretlea.
"When Grlselda la Informed of thla her
resolution la flulckly taken. Deprived of
her child, there remains nothing more for
her to do In the castle; the Margrave
wlahea to be left In solitude, so she re
turns once more to her father's cottage,
and to a life of care and travail. She feels
that ahe never abould have left tt; alia
ahould never have allowed her stern peas
ant's heart to be touched. All her past
luxury aeeml to her to have been nothing
but a charity doled out to her, and ahe
determines to wash tha atepa of the castle,
and ao by her work to pay for all slie haa
enjoyed. Thua aha la depicted In the last
"In the middle Of her work a strange
nurse passes carrying the child In her
arms. The Margrave, who la beside him
self and who no longer knoa hia own
will, la to b shown his son in the hopes
of thua bringing him back to a more ra
tional frame of mind. The nurse stumbles,
Urtselda is about tt take the child, bat.
overcome by the ml ry of her heart, alia
totters, and. with a cry falla down upon
the aters. Her cry attracts the Margrave
to the si Kit. and in the moment when they
land eye to eye. a I tr.cir sorrows are
forgotten. They (all Into una anolher'a
arma and cannot understand why they
have caused each other ao much rain and
, "They cannot understand It and neither
ran the audience. U la trne that love t
the ruling passion, chat it ta vtrooger than
dee.Uk itself, but have truss two attained
tw UUa lova which la airooger than death?
Haa the Margrave recognized that his love'
ts not the true one. Inasmuch aa It la
merely filled with egotistical dcslrea and
aa H prevents him from honoring the
mother In th loved one?
"Haa- not Orleelda alao regretted having
sicriflccd her wild strength to the tender
passion and sworn never again to renounce
her peasant Independence. Th dramatlat
ha not auccceded In convincing ua of thla
Inner change In hla hero and heroine, con
sequently their final reunion aeeme but a
pausing emotion, but an episode; It may
be that the Margrave, in fact It aeema
probable that he will begin again on the
morrow to torment her that he lovea.
"From the portrayal of woman' unshak
able fidelity, of her unending power of
endurance, which la the main substance
of the original legend, a drama haa boen
woven, the purport of which 1s to depict
the aelf-torture of love; a torture which
springs from no base motives, but from a
wild desire to rfhare the beloved object
with none. Grlselda Is no longer the lead
ing character In tha piece; It la the wild
Margrave. Compared with thoee two char
acters, .nenrly ell the other roles sink into
"The action of the rlay developa Itself In
a more rapid and certain manner than waa
the case In Hauptmann'a last drama until
toward the end, where the real weakneea
of Um fable and the character makes
Itself felt. I have already drawn attention
to the fact that different parts and
Bcenea In the drama are distinguished by
great beauty. It ahould bo added that
specially worthy of note la the Been de
pleting the nuptial.
"The piece Interesta and holds one, but
It la a painful feeling with which one fol
lowa It, and the pain increases with the
progress of the play, the climax of which
fails to aolve the problem et. Consequently,
It can be readily understood that the play
failed to meet with unqualified success.
Nevertheless, generally apeaklng, criticisms
have been too severe. In any case It stands
on a much higher level than Hauptmann's
pervious work, 'Kaiser Karla Gelsscl.' "
COMING TO OMAHA THEATERS
Attractions Promised forth Week
Are A'amerona and Varied.
Now that Thomas Dixon, Jr., has com
pleted hla trilogy f the reconstruction
period that began with "The Leopard's
Spots," was continued with "The Clans
man," and reached Ita climax In "The
Traitors" he will write no more novels or
plays ot the south. Mr. Dixon feela that
hla aim has been accomplished now that
"The Traitor" ia on the boards. "The
Traitor" will be seen in thla city for the
first time thla evening, and will also be
played Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
evenings, and at Wednesday matinee, at
On Sunday afternoon and evening, April
11, Al O. Field's Greater minstrels come
to the Boyd theater. Thla year he haa
many new features and a company of
alxty artist, among whom the following
are but a few of the many well known
people: Doc Qulgley, Billy Clark, Tommy
Donnelly, Bun Granville, Pat Hughe.
Herbert and Rogers, all comedians and
dancers of the highest order. Paul La
Londe, Charles Relnhart, George T. Martin,
Norman Stanley, John C. Dickens, Walter
S. Sherwood, Edward K. Armstrong,
Walter E. Paine, Cal Martelle, Solon De
Miller and Billy Argall, all of whom are
I IK management of Boyd theater
deserves tho thanks of those
members of the community who
are Interested In music, for the
attempt made to observe Filenco
durmg the long overture to "A
Midsummer Nighfa Dream" win tlm
Shakespearean play waa produced by L!"
Ben Greet players. It waa a real treat to
be able to listen to that beautiful music,
with the house darkened, and with a mini
mum amount of noise.
One officious usher at the afternoon ner-
formance insisted on seating, during the
music, some of those people who take espe
cial delight In disturbing hundreds of peo
ple who have paid their good money and
taken the trouble to arrive In time In or
der to enjoy the Work In course of presen
Of course, Manager Monaghan cannot act
aa policeman to see thHt every order la
carried out to the letter; and of course all
ushers will mot at all tlmea obey orders;
and of course people will ignore the com
fort or rights of other people in theaters
and concert room, but there ia encourage
ment in the fact that the mualn of tiio
Russian Symphony orchestra of New York
Was listened to throughout with consider
it waa Interesting to notice uleo that
when any movement, so ever alight, was
going on pn the stage, the audience was
perfectly still; It was only when the stage
was unoccupied that there was a rustling
of whispers which a few discreet "hush"
suggestions from a few music lovers served
After the true wild west fashion some
one did assert his right to be obnoxious
by boorishly exclaiming, "Who's runnin'
this house anyhow?" But as he received no
answer he probably thought that he was,
for the time, and so subsided into self
satisfaction. Did you ever utopto think how utterly
Inconsistent Is this spirit of wild west Jingo
lam which Is so lirevale.nl hereabouts? It
is a risky think nowadays for a man to
wear a silk hat down town on Sunday;
chances art, that he will be railed to, with
friendly advice, to "pipe the hat."
If he speak the English language ho ts
"putting It on."
If a young woman comes home from an
eastern school she Is "terribly affected,"
because she has been associated with peo
ple ho have not abandoned the language
of the educated Kngliah-speaking world
for the current conversational lingo of the
"farce" and the "atunt."
Is it not strangely Inconsistent that when
one suggests the adoption of eastern stand
ards along certain lines, eepeclally thoae
of beauty, art, r music, he ia treated
with more or letta acorn, and with the Im
plied suggestion that he Is forcing a stand
ard which la unwelcome.
Where did all these waste-basket hats,
these mllllnered flower-pots which you aee
In th windows come from? Were they de
signed In Omaha or thought of in Council
Where did th se gowna come from, which
Craba'a radii; at r mua have b-sn wearing
this last season? la It the Sarpy County
model, or were they created by th dress
makers of the aandhilla?
There la the Inconsistency.. Omaha does
not want, and will not have, th wild west
Idea tn He habiliments. Ita millinery or Ita
gowns. Omaha patronizes thoae establish
ments who advertise like thla: "Mr. Dree,
the buyer for Meaere' Merchant Co., left
singing with more sweetness thla aeaaon
than ever, If that be possible.
On April 15, 16 and IT George H. Bren
nan announces the engagement of "The
Clansman." npv. Dixon's story ot tha re
construction period in the south. A strong
company and an excellent scenic production
will be presented at the Boyd on that
The Woodward Stock company opena Its
summer season at thnt play house on
Sunday, May 18. Many Inquiries aa to
NK hears many stories of the
methods adopted by authors
and novelists to obtain "at
mosphere" for their plays
or novels and their study of
types In real life which re-
sults In accurate character drawing.
But only the Initiated know that an
equal or greater amount of work Is
done by conscientious actors who are
asalgned to character parts. Every suc
cessful character actor makes real life
th model for his portrait when the
play Is ot the present.
Frank Keenan spent several weeka Iri
Virginia preparing for "The Warrena of
Virginia," and hi triumph In tha role
of the old confederate general wa ma
terially aided by hla close-range study
of thu Virginia country gentleman, lie
followed the same method when as
signed to the role of Jack Fiance in
"The Girl of the Golden Weat," and hla
performance of that part has been re
peatedly pronounced a faithful repro
duction by men who knew and were as
sociated with the western gamblers of
the last generation.
Another actor who has made it a rule
to build hia characterisations on real
typea la Theodore Roberta, now playing
Joe Portugals In "The Right of Way."
Mr. Roberts spent an entire summer in
Canada before the stage production of
the Gilbert Parker atory, and hia Por
tugals Is ai true picture of the Canadian
rlverman who still holds forth In the
present-day Cote Dorlons of Montreal.
Mr. Roberts also passed a summer on
the western Indian reservatlona while
preparing for his role In "The Squaw
Man." He not only studied the char
acteristics of the modern redman, but
mastered the Ute dialect. Tho result
what company It would be have been re
ceived at the box office, and Mr. Wood
ward wishes to announce that he will send
the entire company now playing at the
Auditorium at Kansas City to Omaha, giv
ing the friends of this popular organiza
tion the finest, stock company they have
ver hod, and will present the best plays
of the season at popular prices. The open
ing bill will be announced In a few dlys,
and. In the meantime, the admirer of this
company can rest assured that the man
agement will give a series of great plays
during it indefinite run here, and that
they will be put on In the usual Wood
For the coming week, starting this after
noon, the Burwood company will offer to
tts patron a comedy drama christened
"The Fortune Hunter," and It will be
Musicians and Musical Events
for Paris last night.' Or this: "Miss Mod
iste, buyer for Messrs' Bonnethat & Co.,
has gone to New York to Inspect the east
But beware lest any eastern or foreign
Mra aa to the proper way to listen to a
concert cr play be Introduced! Yes, be
ware of .that.
We .are In the wild west now, and If
you want to come In late, and trample over
a woman's best gown, or talk so loudly
that you disturb those who want to listen
and enjoy, you have a perfect right ao to
do. You are In this glorious wild west,
where every one Is aa good as any one
alas, and you can do aa you please. You've
paid your money, and you can rather guesa
that you can do pretty much what you
wont to do.
The wild west! What has been responsi
ble for this idea that because one wants
the better things in Omaha, he la neceasar
lly out of sorts with the weat? It ia ab
surd. If one did not love the real West,
and the real western people with their
naturalness) and their self-reliance, he
would not be likely to live tn It. But the
"wild" west la a different thing.
"The Round Up'" waa a convincing play,
to a degree; the spirit of thorough Inde
pendence (of yourself and everyone else)
was strongly depicted in that wonderfully
original and tremendously brilliant line
which tha lover "Cal" gave utterance to,
when his sweetheart waa restored to him,
after many years, and the suggestion was
made that the lovers settle down on the
ranch in Arizona, wasn't it? Do you re
member the line, "Like hell we will?"
But do you want to live In a "wild west"
such aa was depicted there?
Omaha councllincn go to eastern cities
and to cities larger than Omaha In order to
find Idea for street Gleaning, and they
bring home plans for improving Omaha's
Committees on buildings go east and look
over some of the finest buildings In order
to get pointers and apply them here.
Doctor go to Kurope And vialt hospitals
!n order to bring to Oitiv.hu thu latest
thoughts In caring for the aick, In order
that Omaha may be more healthy or, at
least, that their patients may have the
best attention and the benefit of the latest
But let some one put up a statue In
Omaha and you dare to suggest eastern or
European standards and ae what you will
get. Ask J. Iturie Wallace,
Tell visiting singers In song recitals that
they are doing work which is nut up to
the standard of the best critic in the
best cities ot the world, and see what
you will get. People who do not know
the things sung, or what are the require
ments thereof, will denounce you 'who do
know them, you who have given those
things the closest study, and you
ore rxpecled ' to Bay, "Dear me,
quite so," when you ore told that some
one sang "charmingly," by people who do
not know the flrat principle of the real art
of singing, and mho have never given a
week's study to the presentation of a song
Get up a sermon tn Omaha wltb the germ
of a thought in It, develop It by alow, pa
tient watching, nurture It and let the dark
ness of midnight wltneaa your brain labor,
present It to tha hungry hundreds who
want it and you will get your full quota
In columns of distorted quotation and abuse.
Urlag together a body vf people and try
World Briefly Told
found to be very well named. It Is one
of those plays containing Just a few tears,
yet brimful of laughter, the comedy elo
menta predominating, of course. The story
has to do with an American chap who
goes to London to sell a mine located In
golden California. He meets a beautiful
Kngllsh widow, who happens to be the
alster of the capitalist who robbed him
Of his right and title to the mine. Aa is
to be expected, they marry and leave for
America, aa they say, "to work th
mine together." In the character of the
Studied From Real
waa hla much discussed Tabywana, the
Indian chief, in Edwin Milton Roy lea
It frequently happens, however, that
the actor In search of a model finds It
exceedingly difficult to locate the exact
type required. For proper stage effects
It Is often necessary to shade a type
strongly. A perfectly natural United
States senator, for Instance, would
never do as the original of a stage
solon. He might be recognised In
Washington, but would atrongly disap
point playgoers far removed from the
national capital. Tradition also seems
to demand that a stage banker boast
snow whit vslde whisker and that
wronged heroine carefully remove
every suggestion of color from their
cheeks. It la obvious, therefore, that
the studious actor must exercise his
reasoning powers as well aa his faculty
for close analytical observation.
A case In point wa the creation of an
Important role In "Tho Man On the
Box." John Westley, recently seen aa
the mad poet In "The Vampire," and
now playing an Important rolo In "The
Family," was engaged as a member of
the original company assembled to pre
sent the dramatisation of the Harold
MacGrath novel. Westley waa assigned
to the role of the Russian diplomat,
who la the villain of "Th Man On the
Box." He waa given absolute discre
tion aa to the details of the role. Had
he made a close study of the members
of the Russian embassy In Washington
the result would have certainly proved
disastrous. A characterisation based
on the average embassy or legation sec
retary might have been applauded for
its cleverness In Washington, but it
would have aeemed utterly colorless to
American, Mr. Grew will be seen in his
farewell week with the company. Miss
Leon will play the English widow. Mr.
and Mrs. Beacon also part company with
the Burwood at the end of the week.
Matinees will be given today, Tuesday,
Thursday and Saturday.
On next Wednesday evening Miss Maud
Powell and her company will give a con
cert at' the Star theater, Council Bluffa.
This was formerly the New theater. Miss
Powell has been receiving some very fine
notices throughout the weat, thla being one
from a Tacoma paper: The privilege of
enjoying the musical treat of the season
waa accorded thoae who attended the con
cert at the Taaoma theater loot evening.
Maud Powell la undoubtedly a great vlolin
lnt and thoae who heard her lant season
greeted her with enthusiasm whan she ap-
to Inspire them with a love for the great
ness of the great things? and people will
say you have a power of "hypnotizing" peo
ple. Write In the simplest way possible for
the people to aee what music Is for, spend
the few hours of your leisure In connect
ing your throbbing brain with a typewrit
ing machine, and bring out words of en
couragement for the atudent, and perhaps
for the profession, and you are becoming
Refuse to lend your beat efforts to the
promotion of music In the unprollflc and
Impossible atmosphere of an Improvised
auditorium at a Corn show (a some of the
best musician In Omaha refused to do last
fall) and you will be quite sure to reap
your reward of abuse In the public press
(as some of the best musicians did reap last
Try to get a line on th thoughts of the
world outside on the possibilities for mu
sical development In Omaha, and you will
meet with your reward In the shape of
statements that "one ahould not ask the
lawyers about music, nor th doctora, nor
the business men, but music should be for
Sing a program of your own ong, pub
lished for revenue only, and give the audi
ence a little "Jolly" don't elng a number
by any great master make It your own
business enterprise, and you will get a
house full to overflowing; Omaha will work
for you, and you will get good ravenue
from the royalties after you leave. But
beware: let a David Blspham come and do
really great work Blspham, the matter
alnger, known her and abroad, and there
will be no notable Increase in the song
trade, while hla local manager will be
160 "to th bad."
You send your buyers to the east and to
Europe that you may be well dressed.
You send your caterers to the east that
you may be well and properly served
while dining and properly dined when
You send cast for your draperies, for
your furniture, for your rujfa, (yea, even
to the orient the farthest eaat): you
send ' your families to Kurope. you go
yourself, surely not to impress Europe
(though aome try to), but rather to be
In the name of common Justice, support
thoae who are trying to make Omaha
blossom aa a rose, to make the artistic
life of Omaha a thing to be proud of,
not to be Jeered ati aa it Is now, and quit
that provincial, tnaular, wild west idea
that art and music and beauty, and self
respect, and respect for others, and poll to
nes, and culture and education and mu
sical growth are for the "effete" east and
for the hothouses of Europe, but not tor
It is not the wild west feature of
Omaha that commends it far business or
for Investment: It Is the thing which
Omaha holds In common with the ulder
and more eastern cities, which does com
The spirit of optimism can not be
downed. The artistic life of Omaha 1
growing In many quarters. It will break
forth. Nothing can permanently stay It.
The pI 'n 'leen sown. it w.'l brli.g
forth fruit. Let i work, and water, and
wait THOMAS J. KELLY.
M astral Ifafes,
Miss Alice M. Fawcelt gave a recital
for her pupil. Mr. Hartwell Hamblln.
baritone. In the Flrat Preabyterlan church
Lt Bellavu. Tueadav evening. March ii.
Ir. Hamblln was aastated by M.ss Uweu
dolyu Oerlow, soprano, of Oinoho.
prarcd Uon the stage. Through the dlf
ful allegro movement of the Wlentswskl
concerto Into the gliding romance and fin
ishing with the dashing and brilliant " a
'a ST.Ingnra" the number whs played With
superb musicianship and flawless technique.
For an encore Mmr. Powell played
a charming vnlse chromatic, which dis
played her wonderful execution of feathery
Following "The Fortune Hunter." the
Burwood theater will offer a revival of the
famous war-lime story, "Shenandoah." An
theatergoers of other cities. Wcatley
developed a better plan.
He discovered In New York City a
Russian gentleman, formerly ft wealthy
aristocrat, who presided over a crafts
and fine art establishment. In him
Westley saw a perfect model for the
Russian diplomat which audiences
would accept. Under the pretext of
great Interest In Russian fine arts the
young actor managed to associate him
self with the establishment for six
weeks. During that time he studied the
expatriated subject of the csar as anx
iously as a professional beauty exam
ines her reflection In a mirror. He mas
tered his every gesture and mannerism,
every Inflection of his voice and every
suggestion of accent to be traced In hi
pronunciation of the English language.
At the end of six weeks Westley
quietly disappeared. Ills selection had
proved a most happy one, and the work,
was done. At rehearsal of "The Man
On the Box" he amazed the stage di
rector and his fellow actors by his re
markable characterisation. When the
play was produced hla work waa singled
out by the critics for special considera
tion. It was called a clever piece of
acting and an exceptionally Intelligent
Interpretation. Which, of course. It
was. But Westley did not receive
recognition for hla greatest display of
Intelligence hia selection of a modol.
The drift of the American drama to
ward absolute realism Is growing more
apparent each Bcason. As this tendency
increases aotors will be forced to the .
realization that the study of types In
real life Is a much more Important de
tail of their profession than memorising
the author's lines and the stage direc
extra added Interest will be Injected Into
the action of the play by the pretence of
the Omaha guards, who will appear In the
famous battle scene In the fourth act.
The Bon-Bon Glrls.wlth the new musical
melodrama, "The Candy Kid," are a big
hla In thla delightfully different production,
which will be teen for the flrat time at
the Krug theater for four days, atartlng
Unusual scenio devices of a sensational
nature play an Important part tn Thomas
Morris' new melodrama, "In the Nick of
Time." The production, with Us twenty
four players, headed by Delia Clarke, the
clever emotional., actress, comes under
the management of John F. Sullivan
Amusement company to th Krug theater
for three daya, beginning Thursday,
Lily 'Lena, a singer from the ' London
music halls, cornea to tho Orpheum for the
week commencing with a matinee today.
While here, ahe will alng, among others,
"Swing Me a Little Bit Higher" and "Have
You Another at Home Like Mary?"
Richard Crollus, who played here last aoa
son with William Courtlelgh In "Peachea,"
haa a little sketch of the race track with
a vein of pathos. Manikins, cleverly ma
nipulated, will go through a little revue,
finishing with a enow dance. The little
figures are operated by Mme. Jewel, and
the act is billed aa Jewel's Manikins.
Simon and Buckly, two well known
musical comedians, are presenting a little
comedy skit entitled "No Smoking Al
lowed." "For Bale Wigging s Farm" per
mits the Ohadwiek trio to appear with ad
vantage. The striking prison scene from'
Faust, the immortal opera of Gounod, will
be rendered by the Iuls Schmidt trio,
which numbers Madam Schmidt, Ellis H.
Rhodes and Gage Christopher. Mualo Is
likewise the offering of Mr. and Mrs.
Franklin Colby. Mr. Colby, dressed as a
clown, orovldes a measure of pantomime
and comedy, while Mra. Colby provldaa th
Misa Julie Ring and a capable company
win appear ai me urpneum aoon In a little
farce, "The Wrong Room.
Elizabeth Murray, the well known singer
of character songs, comes to the Orpheum
LATE fiOSSIP prom STAGELAKD
I-t""''lBr Personal Notea About
Folks Who Write or Play.
Jessie Mae Hall, a bright little soubrette
who used to be a favorite on the popular
priced circuit, has made such a hit as
VVendy In "Peter Pan" at the Burbank
thenter Loa Angrlea. that she haa been
engaged to play the same role when the
Barrle piny Is produced by the stock com
pany at the Valencia. In San Francisco.
Marie Dressier has found that to be
manager of a London theater la "n"t all
beer and skittles." Commenting on the
recent failure of her season at th Aldwych
un,J comPlf,t' collnpso of "Phlltpoena"
and 'The Collegettes." she said: "Perhaps
a syndicate would have told me what tak
ing a theater in Ixmdon means. I pay rent,
but I find that I am not. allowed to handl
one penny of the revenue from the bars,
the sal of programs, or from the clonk
rooms. To add to the Joys of manaeement.
there are proprietary aats for which the
lessee docs not receive the money paid In
at the box office. I suppose I shall even
be expected to pay taxes on my losses."
After the sudden closing of the theater the
members bore themselves bravely. The
stage hands and the actor were not aa
badly off aa the man who had been en
gaged to look after the carriage folk. He
had to buy his own uniform to qualify for
the berth at 16 a Week. The bright blue
uniform, with Its gilt lettering and but
tons, locked sadly out of place In til
crowd at the singe door waiting for money
that did not arrive.
According to present plans, Chicago will
Bee Henrietta Crosmnn In her newest com
edy, "Sham," before New York, for the
comedienne Is bnnred to begin an en
gagement on Easter Monday. "Bham" Is ft
modern eociuty play and Is in the nature
of a satire on New York's "100." Ita plot
pita th westerner airalnt the New A'orker
and tha westerner wlna out. At any rate,
he gets the girl.
And sttll the Wilton I.ackaye atnrlea
come! The property man approached the
atar of "The Battle" with a ph'tngrnph of
Mr Lackae in ills present character and
addressed him with the ease and demo
cracy of some nf the members cf his orf
"Will." ho mid, "1 with you'd put your
name to tills picture. My wile wants it."
The actor drew his fountain pen from his
pocket, Inscribed, and handed the picture
He waved away the reluctant thanks
"Not at all." he said. "But why so for
mal? Why Will? Why not Wilt?"
Charles Rann Kennedy's play. "Th
ervant In the House." has been translated
Into Swedich by Hilda Kaglund, the Swed-
BOYD'S FOUR NIGHTS Beginning
vur A-rnr TONIGHT, APRIL 4TH
TnllATrtU matine Wednesday
Sunday Afternoon and INIqIiI, April 11
AL. G. FIELD'S Ifn"ei.
GO Merry Minstrel Men,
Comedians, Singers and Dancers
Oldest and Best Minstrel Organization.
N -a phones - Bell.
Mr. & Mrs. Baeon'a
and Mr. Qrow'o
Bargain Matinees Tuesday, Thurartay, Saturday
rRV mf nr nr a en. NEXT yrrsHK Elaborate rerlral of th
arif I hP 25C 35C ' 5DC war-ttm drama, H X ft A H D O A T
E VO., lUIsi 4.JU, WUU d OUt Th, Omaha Guard la th big- battl oa.
4 R:,T,.,d,n'::,;.y Matinee Todsy
The Kllrojr and Hrltton Nvt Molo
drama, with Music
Tho Candy Kid
30 COMPANY 80
Chic Chorus lion Ron Girls
Seven Song Hits.
Thuri. April 8
The John V. Sullivan Amusement
Company, r resent
The Melodramatic Success of the!
li Tho Nick of
, JKf clement, . pathos, Comedy,
Tears, and Laughter
I Unexcelled Cast.
I Opening Kaster Sunday Matinee I
LATEST MOTION PICTURES
and ILLUSTRATED SONGS
1.00O Seat, 10c l.OOO Keats, 5c.
Ish actress, and will be produced In Stock
holm in April by Albert Ranft.
Mlsa Maxima Elliott, afiar having; wlt
nosspd a successful opening at her own
theater m New York, aailvd for Ixmdon
laat week. She haa (rone abroad to play a
season aa co-star with lwla Waller, th
romantic nctnr who has ben called "the
James K. Hackett of the Bnglleh atag-e."
Miss HI Hot t and Mr. Waller will make
their first appearanca together In a new
drama entitled "101."
Louisa Closaer Hale, shortly to be aeen
In "Th Bins of Society." haa written a
clever and charming; love atory, which
has Just been published and boars the title
of "Tha Actress." The story Is a atrone;
plea for the domestio life, and th plot
takea tho heroine to Iyondon as a member
of an American cast enRag-ed to present an
American play In th Bnarllah metropolis.
Bcenea behind th footlights and Incidents
connected with atage life are reproduced
with photographic reality. Mra. Hale
writes whereof ahe knowa, for ahe plnvpd
Mis' Haiy during the year of mora that,
"Mrs. Wig-RS of the Cabbage Patch" ran in
Indon. Aa Ixmlae dosser she will be
remembered for her Inimitable Frosay, tho
"typist" In "Candida."
On of Charles Frohman' early produc
tions In Ixmdnn will be an adaptation of
MM. de Flera and Cailavet's "l.'Ana du
Burldan" ("Burldan'a Donkey"). The piece
Is said to b one of the most laughable
comedloa preaented on th Parisian slug
in a long time. The "donkey" of the title
la the elder Burldan'a sun. a young man,
who constantly finds himself In distressing
Plana are being arranged to Btar Ger
trude Hoffman, the dancer, next settson
In a musical comedy. The details have not.
yet been given out, but the niuaic will b
written by Max Hoffman, the dancer's
Tha Lamba club la arranging another big
minstrel show similar to th one given by
(this organization ten yera ago. One
performance la to be given In the big cltlea
from New York to ChlcHaro, the tour to
laat one week. DeWolf Hopper la to be
Interlocutor, and In ordrr to qualify for
the first row the actor must have attained
the dignity of stardom.
"The Whirlpool" la the lateat addition
to tho "twenty-four-hour" series of plays.
Written by Maximilian Foster, It wa sub
mitted to th producing firm of Wagenhai
& Ktmpi-r a week ago last Monday. Mr.
Wugenliula read It that evening and Mr.
Kemper gave it hla attention on Tuesday.
On Wednesday thy wont over It together
and by Thursday had begun to orfcaiilaa
the company which will produiw the pliiy
at the Columbia theater, Washlntn.
April -M. The direct opposite of 'The
Easiest Way," the theme of "The Whirl
pool'' la "tit! good and you'll be lunuly."
'I he heroine Is a young and, of course,
leautiful department store saleswoman,
who reslats manifold temptatti ns, fights
the good fight, and keeps the faith only
to find herself without money, friends and
position when tho final curtain falls.
Again, virtue is Its own reward.
One of l he recent new plays brought out
at the ortcon. In Parla, under the direction
of M. Antoine. la founded cn the life, and
strife of Beethoven, the famous composer.
It la written In vera by Kene Fauchola. a
rising young authoi, who was at one time
a member of Sarah Bernhsrdt'e company.
Tha scenes are luid In Vienna, after the
siige of that city by tha French.
Catherine Grry haa slsned with Wagon
l ain & K, tr.per for theli n.'W production hv
Max Foster, "The Whirlpool. " Blie will i
tha leading woman of the plwe and will
take the part of Hilda, the heroins of the
The title of the new Paul Armstrong
IRex Beach comedy, to be produced at the
Helasoo theater oa April U, Is to be, "Mr.
feed." The cast will Include Lswronon
Wheat. Oaa Walarop, Muriel Kiarr, Laura
Lemroers, Mar; Sarfth, Ccorg le&ch.
FIRST TIME IN OMAHA
Cbanning Pollock and Thomas Dixon Jr.
Prom Mr. Dixon' Fmou Novtl
Direction George H. Orennan
Doud. 1506 :ind. A-l
THE COMEDY DRAMA.
MATXHTBB SAIX.T, 8:16.
STIBT NIGHT, BllB.
Week Starting Matinee Today
Magnetic a a Battery Pretty as a
The Lovely, Fascinating, Lively Eng
And Hla Company, Presenting
A Brief Race Track Incident, by Mr.
Crollus, the Original "Biff,"
Those Wondrous Playthings
The Skillful Miniature Rovue, Pre
senting "Toyland Vaudeville."
Thoae Kccentrlo Musical Comedians
Gorg- D. Horry
Snyder & Buckley
In Their Newest Offering,
"No Smoking Allowed."
The Chadwick Trio
In a Short Farce Comedy
ros a ax a wxoaxars tabbc"
With Miss Ida May Chadwick, "The
Hee-Haw Clirl," Champion Lady
Buck Dancer of the World.
Louise Schmidt Operatic Trio
In a Rendition of the Popular Prison
Bcene from "Faust."
Mr. and Mrs. Franklin Colby
Mystical, Electrical, Musical "Klmo."
Always th newsst la motion pictures
rICBB XOc, 850 and BOo.
Phones 556. Council Bluff, la.
Wednesday Eve., April 7
R. OODTXZY TUBlTim, lrnt
Maud Powell Trio,
Maud Powell. Violin,
May Mukle, Cello,
Anne Ford, Piano.
Will Not Appear in Omaha
Beats at A. Hoepa Co., Omaha. ,
Beats at Htar Theater, Council Dluffs.
Prices 50c to $1.50
First Baptist Church
Thursday, April 15th. '09
CHOPIN & LISZT
Tickets fl.OO and 78c j oa Bol at Hospe'i
OMAHA MAY MVKIO FKSTIVAL
fay 14 aaa IS, Matlnaee and EvenlDfs
Minneapolis - Symphony Orchestra, Basil
Miss Louise Ormahy, Soprano.
Miss KsUier May pliunh. Contralto.
Mr. Arthur Mhidlcton. Haeso.
Mr. Ira B. IVnniniHn. Conductor of th
Thomas J. Carrigan, Oeorga K. HVrvry,
Kacomilo Fernaniles. Augustus Oum er,
Hugh Cameron, Charles West. WlllUm
HairlRun, W. Tajnmuuy Young and ior
t'nder an entirely amloable arrangement
tha business relations between Annie Rus
sell and Wagenhsls A Kemper have coma
tn an end. Miss itusts ll's season la "Th
Stronger Hi-:;" terminated lat Saturday
tiiKiit. She will Mill xt Wednesday for
Kurope. to he away the crrcater part of the
summer. I p her r "irti aha will an
i.ouoce Iut ph us fot the svaaon.
It ia generally admitted that Mr, 111
Carter eapenalve and elaborate production
of John Luther Umg'a play, "Kaaan," in
which she haa Just closed her New York
engagement, haa pot lon a very pn fit able
venture thua far. Th road tour, which
has now been started, a designed to re
Uiev tha foriau euuk la taa prvductlua.
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