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THE OMAHA SUNDAY BEE: DECEMBER 5, 1900.
Bernstein's Plays and Hackett's Playing of One1
. MKV ll'nri Urnsteln flashed
AT cria T "f the American
I yV I '' onlr a few month 140.
11- Hiii- wnn a nurst or me
ttnirio iplendnr. nt jt must
not he miniw.il from thii
M. Ji.rnsteln suddenly dawn-d upon the
world, fin the contrary, lie had already
'"",'r"n course in Frfnch Utters and
was really a we'l established dramatist of
the modern echool. but he had not been
hrard or in America beynnd th- path of
the erudite few. rio far. thre of his plays,
admittedly the strunsml he has vet nm.
duced. have been riven to the American !
etae. Two of these have be- n ceen In !
Omaha, "The Thief and "fanunn," and !
these afford an excellent notion of the I
scop of M. Berrstln's perception of hu- I
nanity. While the play are all! d In aj
narrow wn.w. In a broader view thy are
very wide apart.
In 'The Tl.iif," ivomin dreading the
possible lots of her husband's affection
Steele thai she may bedeck herself so as
to appear always attractive In the eye
of him whose regards she moat covets. It
is, perhaps, a shallow view to take, but
second thought forces the conclusion that
to some extent M. IWsteln is right. No
one can say how many lives have been
wrecked, how many hopefjl launchers on
the sea of matrimony have found them
selves cn the shoals, or on the rocks, be
cause one or the other ceased to attract
the mate. The case is plainly and forcibly
put In "The Thtef." The most prominent
charactei !tlr of M. Berstein's work, as
known to Americans. Is the directness and
clarity of the argument. His thought Roes
directly to the center and his postulate is
will supported by his reasoning.
"Samson" has its central figure, the
character of a man v ho has risen through
his own efforts from the lowest place In
society to a top-most position of power
In the business word, at least. lie Is a
veritable Hamson because he finds himself
surrounded by Philistines fawned upon
and cajoled In his presenco, reviled and
jeered at. wjien his back Is turned, but
utterly Indifferent to fawning or con
tumely, because he knows his strength
and how to un 1L Just as Samson suc
cumbed to the blandishments of Delilah
o does Brae hard, the self-made king of
finance, fall before the woman, only this
woman happened to be his wife. She has
contracted with him a marriage, on her
part, entirely of convenience. Brachard
is of such low origin that he could not,
stripped of hla gilt, hope to aspire to the
daughter of one of the oldest families In
France. But the necessity of cash to
maintain an establishment commensurate
with an ancient name bridges the gulf
between th aristocracy and the slums,
and the daughter Is sold Into a marriage
that la detestable to her. Brachard Is.
perhaps, the only one who falls to see the
incongruity of the alliance. Me Is madly
devoted to his wife and fondly hopes to
w in her loe.
How this may be brought about short of
supernatural Intervention 4s not apparent
at the opening vt the plar, yet It Is really
accomplished In a manner that is reason
ably and logically pue-ilHe. if not prob
able. The result turns on the development
jC unexpected nubility on the part of the
hufband and unmitigated ignobllity on the
part of the lover. The wife has f.nally
agreed to an assignation w.tu the soiiil
d venturer, who has thrust himself be
tween her and her husband. This man,
with a fatuity scarcely possible outside of
melodrama, takes the pure-minded, hish
suiited bride of a few weeks to a seen.: of
debau hery that ends in an orgy unspeak
able. Her nature revolts and she flees in
utmost terror from the Insult put upon
her by the man who professed to love her
and seek only her happiness. In her dis
tress, disgusted at the Ignominy she has
escaped and highly indignant at the black
guardism of her lover, she enters her home
to find her husband waiting for her. Here
ensues perhaps the strongest scene of the
whole play, and Mr. Haukett and Miss
Heikley did it with such artistic precision
as to command the greatest respect for
their ability as actors. The husband ac
cuses, the wife evades. Calmly he demands
that she tell him where ne has been and
wild whom. Hysterically she denounces
the man whostj name she bears, insults
him with taunts of his low birth, points
out to him the disparity of their positions,
tety i ds him ami she has always said t.iat
9tr did not love him, and finally hurls the
accusation that he knew all this when ha
bought her. S.ung and tortured by ths
woman's words, the man restrains his
tongue until by patient and persistent in
uuiry he has learned from her where she
spent the hours she has been aba nt and
with what man she went there, and then
i'.oue ha formulates his revenge.
The man la a duelist of fame who
would welcome the opportunity of tak
ing the wronged husband out and punctur
ing Mm Kith a snot or sword thrust. Ha
in a social adventurer un.t whom scan
dal would have no weight. Any publicity
that might be aiveu the adventurer of the
night, any scandal that might grow out
of it, would merely fall on the woman the
husband sought to shield. His vengeance
must be of a character that would reach
In the most effective way the man who
bad sought to wrong htm and yet would
not in any wise react upon the woman he
loved. This could be done through a mani
pulation of the ruling stock on the. Paris
exchange, and to achieve that Urachal ,1
sets about. An Intended trip to London is
abandoned. His business agi-nt Is in
structed, and tho lover is invited to lunch
In private apartments in a hotel, and
litre, while the husband detains him by
cajolery, by trickery, and finally by brute
force, the last vestig of the adventurers
fortune Is swept away through the fallen
stock. But before this had been ac
complished It had been made plain to
Brachard that to acUlnv his purpooe lie
must sacrifice his own fortune and that
when his vengeance Is compete he wUl be
left as poor as his victim. Not only this,
but the fortunes of many others must be
wiped out. even all those who opposed him
in his effort to sell down the stock to
point that will achieve his design. With
me certainty cf ruin to hlmelf. he de
clines to abandon bis object and gives the
word to s:i. and sell, and sell, until the
stock is forced even below the point at
uhlcli he ct. Panic Involves the stock ex
change and fortunes crumbled to dust.
(Movant is pauperised. and so Is
Urachard. but 111.0 the one rushes out
in the madness of despair, the utner glories
in his dd. All but uimaeut who had been
swept duwa la Uiat gigantic crash were
those who bad climbed by hanging on to
hla garments. What they bad gained
through him they had lost through him,
and he felt too compunction on Una score.
A pauper himself, he was ready to start
again, supremely happy In the thought
t;iat ha.was revenged on the man he mut
It necessary lor him to return to
t(!a home before leaving p.irls. and there
i.e found hta wire walling for him. "he
had heard the new of the disaster and
wiec-a, and wita It had cumi ta her a
uewer knowledge. The grossness of the
Ui aXUlr, from wnicu su had so
Samson" a Drama of Virile Strength
Dealing With the Eternal Triangle in a
New and More Convincing Manner
hardly escaped, had dlsgnsled her, while
the nobility cf her husband had shown her
that honor does not reside In empty titles,
nor Is strength of character the attribute
alone of those of proud lineage. he real
Ixed at last that "rank Is but the gnlnea's
stamp." and that a man is a man. regard
less of birth, and again the mystery of
love is expounded, for In the hour of trial
she gave to her husband what she had
denied him when he was prosperous and
powerful. Samson had pulled down the
temple and over helmed his enemies, and
had come up out of the wreck bruised and
bloody, torn ard battered, but triumphant
and with a richer reward than he hud
dared to hope the love of his wife.
The woman. M. Bi-rsteln, here Introduces
us to, ts not entirely novel nor Is the man.
Prof. William Vanghan Moody of t"hlcag.
gave us the type In "The fc-'abean Woman,"
which was afterwards christened "The
Great Divide" and played by Henry Miller.
In this case the wife, forced by circum
stances Into marriage wherein she has no
choice, revolting at the thought of unequal
union, socially and intellectually as she
w-as far above the man who had been
thrust upon her 11 a life companion,
fled from her home to seek refuge In a
home whose intellectual atmosphere had
been at once her sustenance and inspira
tion, and here he came not the coarse
person whose brutality had driven the
delicately nurtured woman into flight, but
a man chastened and ennobled by the love
he sustained for a good woman. She found,
too, against all apparent reason that her
heart went out to him and that he was
really the lord of her desires, master of
her soul and body, and as such she gave
herself to him. The thing Is not so strange
that it cannot be imagined In real life.
We continually ask "What could she see
In him?" or "What could he possibly find
In her?" None of us la able to see another
except through our own eyes.
And o It la that within the short space
At the Omaha Theaters
Blanche Bates Comes to the Boyd in "The Fighting Hope;" Bui
wood Disappears and the Gayety, with the Behman Show, Comes On;
Cohan Play at the Kmgf and Usual Vaudeville Bill at Orpheum.
PPEARINQ at the Boyd theater
on Thursday, . Friday and I
Satu.-day is Miss Blanche
Bates In the new Belasco pro
duction, "The Fighting Hope."
a play of today by W. J.
Hurlburt. Apart from the fact that the
engagement of Miss Bates would rank as
one of the most Important events of the
local season. "The Fighting Hope" has
an additional Interest to the publlu. In It
David Belasco inaugurated his campaign
for tha betterment of the American drama.
For many years Mr. Belasco has worked
to develop the art of production and In
this field haa attained effects that others
have failed to approsch. As a contributor
to stage literature he has gained a notable
position. His present departure, exempli
fl?.1 In "The Fighting Hope." means the
development of a school of drama by
American dramatists. In putting forward
"The Fighting Hope" Mr. Be'asco did not
aim for multifarious and varicolored scenic
effects. In point of fact throughout the
ploy but one scene, showing a library in
the suburban home of the president of a
trust company. Is used, and the cast, in
point of numbers. Is small. The remark
able vogue of "The Fighting Hope" Is due
primarily to tha timeliness and simplicity
of the story developed In the three acts
of the play and the brilliant acting of Miss
Bates. The central character of "The
Fighting Hope," Interpreted by Miss Bates,
Anna Orsnger. This roe requires of
Miss Bates that she depicit the conflict of
three Intense loves that for her children;
that, of rather slender root, for an un
worthy husband; that, which grows almost
Imperceptibly and purely, for an em
ployer whom she haa set out to hunt down
as the suppositional source of a' blotch
upon the name borne by her little boys.
Miss Bates haa not alone achieved all this,
but haa found In the ro e of Anna Granger
her largest opportunity and" her greatest
triumph. This Is Miss Bates' first appear
ance in Omaha as a star. There will be a
Saturday matinee of "Th Fighting Hope."
Trlxle Friganxa, the leading woman of
George M. Cohan's "The American Idea,"
w hlch comes to the Boyd theater for fo'ir
nights beginning Sunday evening. Decem
ber li the ust.al mutlnees. Is perhaps th
only person in the world with a copy
righted name. Miss Friganxa was born
Miss U'CuIlaghan of Cincinnati. Delia
was taken on at her christening. In her
early teens she went on the stage and
found that Delia O'Caliaghan was received
with more or less mirth when It appeared
In the UU of the merry-merry with which
she was identified. Becoming a resident
of New York, Miaa O'Cailaghan invented'
the name "Friganxa" and had it copy
righted and registered at Washington.
Then aha bad her name changed by an
act of the legislature to Trlxle Friganxa.
A short time ago her Bister also went on
the stag; and Miss Trlxle allowed her to
adopt the name of Friganxa upon tha pay
ment of a small weekly royalty. Miss
Friganxa Is a ihrewd business woman and
owns considerable real estate.
In the evolution of extravaganxa, greater
strides have been made within the last
two seasons than in any ten previous
years. The pioneer of improvement is
Jack Singer, proprietor and manager of
the Great Behman show, which comes to
th Gayety theater, (formerly th Bur
wood.), for alx days, beginning with the
usual Sunday matinee today. Novelty Is
the Singer watchword, and this season's
offerings will be the best he has yet
presented. Instead of the stllud and
threadbare skits which he abandened even
before he took up hla notable "reviews" a wtek or more before th president en
there will be a bright and lively musical tered th state.
comedy in two acts. It Is entitled "At ! Th automobile, while It was a great time
I Palm Beach," th book and lyrics being j
by Ballard Macdonald; music by Leo Ed- '
wards, tha will known song writer, and I
the staging by James Gorjian, who haa !
especially designed all the dances intro
duced. The organisation numbers fifty
five performers, including th double
chorus of forty young and comely women.
Besides Miss Williams, the feminine con
tingent includes Margaret King, a clever
comedienne; Lillian Herndon, Fay and
Florence Courtney and Hatti Dlxl. The
comedians are Lou. Haskell who for sev
eral ers waa principal comedian of the
Cecil tipooner company; Vic Caamore, late
of May Irwin's company; Will J. Kennedy,
former. y with Cohan A Harries; Joe Bar
ton and William O Day, formerly of "The
Time, th Mac and the Girl." George
Armatrohg. the Happy Chappy, th high
est salaried single act In burlesque, th
English l'o.-.y Bl!.t of eight and other
novelties Will be UiUvduccd dunufc- ths
of a night and a day that Annie-Marie,
daughter of the d-Ande!ineg. one or the
four oldest families In France, found tha
whole course of her life changed, her pride
of ancestry fallen from her like a dis
carded garment, and the love of the woman
for the man sprang up until It brought
h"r very close to the man who had been
lifted through his lowly origin, first through
hla own efforts and then through the
lfeat passion that led him to sacrifice all
he possessed that he might protect the
good name and fair person of the woman
At tho time "The Great Divide" was
being offered U3 as a novelty. It engen
dered a great deal of discussion pro and
eon as to Its psychological aspect. No
conclusion Was ever reached, or at least,
none was publicly announced, because each
of the d-baters pursued the topic from the
attitude of conviction rather than specula
tion, and it was only dropped when an
other subject was presented. For this rea
son, perhaps, the Bernstein woman has not
been so much discussed as the man, and
yet she Is certainly as worthy of consider
ation. Ixively woman, first gift from
heaven, has the right to change her mind,
and If Annie-Marie or any of her charm
ing sisters desires to face squarely around
on any proposition, certainly no mere man
should presume to question her conduct.
If for no other reason than this the action
of Madame Brachard must be accepted
As to Brachard himself, he Is simply a
man and scarcely needs discussion. Hla
habits of mind or of person would not
excite special comment among real men.
and "r only objects of wonder in the
artificial world Into which he was thrust.
The peculiar quality of the thing called
honor hasn't changed a great deal since
doughty old Jack Falstaff debated It with
himself, but In the superheated atmos
action of the comedy. Besides the big
personnel of artists and performers, the
Behman show carries a full stage crew,
to operate the production. There will ba
a ladies matinee daily.
Messrs. Cohan and Harris will present at
the Krug theater, four days, starting Sun
day. December 5. George M. Cohan's rural
musical play, "Fifty Miles From Boston."
The action of the piece takes place among
the Massachusetts hills In the little village
of Brookfield. The origin of the title is
obvious as the place is exactly "Fifty Miles
From Boston." Sadie Woodls, the pretty
postmistress, has been made the victim of
a post office robbery In order to forca her
Into marriage with Dave Harrlgan,
whom aha haa rejected. Joe Westcott, the
Harvard crack ball player, who is engaged
to Sadie, learns of the conspiracy. A
quarrel starts between the rivals and ts
taken up by their fathers, thereby re
lieving the dramatic strain by the bril
liant flashes of Cohan humor. Besides a
large and Well selected chorus, Messrs.
Cohan and Harris have engaged the fol
lowing artists , to Interpret the different
characters: Richard Bartlett, Grace King,
Edward O'Connor. Frank Buoman. Dan
Bruce, Flossie Martin, Edwin Belden.
Laura Bennett, May Marice, Helen Young
and Bobby Wagner.
"Montana," a romance of the western
plains, from the pen of Harry D. Carey, la
the attraction at the Krug theater three
days, commencing Thursday, December .
This week at the ulpheum theater "The
Country Club," a miniature musical com
edy, will be presented. Thirteen people,
including a double mixed quartet, are re
quired in the performance of this musical
feature. A musical pantomine. "The Rose
and the Dagger." will be presented by the
Spanish artist, Rosarlo Guerrero, assisted
by Sig. Pagllerl. George W. Cunningham
and Herman Marion will offer "An Acro
batic Talkfest." which combines acrobatic
comedy, singing and dancing. Luciano
Lucca, "the man with two voices," make
this his first appearance in Omaha as
singer. He Interprets several grand opora
selections. A novelty In the way of gym
nastic acts Is to be presented by Sanson
and Dt'Uiu. As a sensational feature he
bslunces a pole on hla chin and, perched
on the end of the pole, his partner rides a
bicycle. Les Myosotis will orrer dances of
the classic ballet type and Eddie O. Rosa,
dancing banjoist, will also exhibit his abil
ity as an entertainer. Soma unique motion
pictures will be projected by the klnodrome
and the Orpheum orchestra of fifteen tal
ented musicians will play several concert
TRAIL OF RUINED SILl HATS
(Continued from Pag One.)
they carried .44-caliber revolvers. Fresh
broncos awaited them at every stop and
they hugged the Taft automobile closely.
These sheriffs were much more persuasive
witU a crowd than th ordinary golicemen.
The bluecoats could shout until they were
blue In the face, but the crowd would pay
no attention. Let a Colorado sheriff gallop
up with his hand on his hip and he imme
diately commanded respect.
Ther were about twenty-flv of these
sheriffs, one from each county In Colorado
through which the president passed. Mr.
Taft thought so much of them that he
posed with them for hla picture when he
said goodby. These sheriffs used several
hundred different horses on the trip throusjjj
Colorado, iney r.aa rounded tha horses up
at each town and had them in walling for
saver, proved to be unsatisfactory In slow
parades, especially when th president was
leading a long lire of marchers. It was a
case then of start and atop, start and stop
Som of th automobile owners kicked on
having their machines in these alow pa
rades. They had to run all th time on low
"I have damaged my machine more In th
last two hours," aald a Savannah man
after the paj-ado, "than I would bar done
under ordinary circumstance In a year."
Whew Carriage Uer Im.
- The ideal conditions for a piesldentlal
visit waa van carriages war used in th
line of mvb and automobiles when ther
were no rrixtrehers, but th poor old hors
mas recognised in this way In only one or
two cities. On th really big day of th
trip, however, th meeting between Taft
and Dlaa at El Paso, th horse was king
Mr. Taft had his plain livery coach and
iLaui and Dial bla tw black beauties with
phere of high society It has taken a
peculiar application. Several modern
writers have undertaken to explain this
to us. The Catties were at some pains In
"The Seret Orchard" to show us th hair
line distinctions that may he drawn by a
perfectly honorable Frenchman of aris
tocratic birth and breeding, and again In
"The Inner Shrine." the author was at I
much pains to give to the slow-working
American mind a comprehensive knowledge
of that strain of honor which requires that
a man stick to a ,'alsehood, even though
It blights a woman s life. In urder that he
may be spared the shame of ppenly admit
ting that he Is a cowardly liar. It was
against conceptions of honor of this char
acter that Brachard found himself pitted,
and It Is not an especial cause for wondr
that men and women who can subscribe to
such a code did not understand the plain
t orklngs of a simple minded man, and
therefore sought to bind the limbs of the
modern Samson with the withes of deca
dent social usage. M. Bernstein shows his
utter contempt for this false idea of Indi
vidual responsibility by putting In the
mouth of Brachard the most withering,
scathing, scaring denunciation of Govaln.
who represented within himself the very
antithesis of the man he sought to wrong
and of whom he accused of having no
sense of honor. It Is, perhaps, a descent to
melodramatic expediency that Prachard
should be stripped cf eighty millions In or
der to denude Govain of only one or two.
but passing this it Is not extraordinary con
ception of the man that he should do so
He had already been stripped of that which
was dVarer by far than money, or power,
or business standing. The home he had
longed for was wrecked, and the only pos
sible good his money could do for him
was to give him revenge on the man who
had destroyed his only chance for happi
ness. And so whether It took eight millions
or eighty millions, little or all of his hold
ings, he gave It for the one purpose. Hav
ing accomplished that purpose h was con
tent and stood Just as any other strong min
would stand, with head up. shoulders back,
eyes forr-ard, re-.-dy to face the world and
what It might contain. He had not reasoned
and therefore had not calculated on his
wife's change of attitude, and when he
found how matters stood In this regard
gold mounted harness and waving cockade
and his elaborate carriage.
The president was mighty fortunate In
getting through his long trip without a
I serious automobile accident. He covered
hundreds of miles In automobiles, but his
! machine broke down only once. That was
I when he waa on his way from Denver to
Thomas F. Walsh's house at Clonmel.
The president had some hair-raising auto
mobile rides much too risky his friends
thought for the president of th Vnited
States. The speed laws were by common
consent dead letters In nearly every city
that the president visited.
In most places a police car went ahead
to cleat the road and make sure that th
president wouldn't be molested. On th
famous automobile racing track at Savan
nah . th president's car made about fifty
miles an hour. At Colorado Springs also
the Taft machine made a speed of forty
miles an hour when the president Insisted
upon taking a ride out to the mesa for a
view of th famous Garden of the Gods.
At Butt th president's machine climbed
the rich copper hill and wound down a
roadway where the slightest mistake by
the man at th wheel would have sent the
machine plunging down the steep incline.
Probably th hardest automobile ride of
the trip waa through th citrus belt of
southern California. -That was a fifty-mil
Jaunt over dusty roads. On the ride a good
many members of the Taft party resorted
to goggles, altnough the president stuck it
out without them.
Mr. Taft Was coated with dirt at the end
of the day's run, but he had exchanged his
silk hat for his trusty golf cap and was
able to derive real merriment out of the
appearance of his Los Angeles escort
thirty of 'em who had clung to the con
ventional presidential day garb. Some of
these committeemen were so dirty that they
were ashamed to go in to dinner with the
RISE OF TELEPHONE COMBINE
(Continued from Page One.)
he pulled up stake, for South America to," othe,r' nd ln ,th kcon'9lll,,nt "en
have a hand ln the commercial develop- er,V" f the "erVJCe' bU U wouId L have
ment of the growing republic, of th. .outh- md9 " "pessary for each group of fie-
ern -nntlnnf tVhlla ha was h.llldlnir!
, . . r ..j. ,,
street railroads In South American cities
and Incidentally piling up a substantial for-
iur " ' --- tht have been made ln that process. As
.alist. who followed him Into tnl. field of u th Xmerlcan Telephone and Tele
.nve.tment. the telephone company ai'r,ph company owns and maintains alt
.'Ightlng its way along the eastern half of ; ulephone ,nPtrumen. It owngi th(.r
!he CiiitiM States. The Western Un..n ' a,recUy or tnrougu th. Western Electric
suit, perhaps the most famous of all pieces comp.iny, wnlch lt organixed to handle
of corporate litigation. In that it Is s III Ule manufacturing end of its business.
In the courts, was brought shirtly after 'a tj e patents.
Jay Gould acquired tlie control tf t:ie ! Through this centralisation It lias been
Western Union from the Vanderbllta In possible to apply the inventive genlui and
ISM. It was technically a suit of the the enormous capital at the command of
American Speaking Telephone company, a the dominating company to tha needs of
Gould concern, for an accounting of a c;r- Ull the other companies In the .ysiem.
tain proportion of the profits of Bell Tele-a department was organised at the very
phone business. Two or three court, have outset of the long distance business and
decided against th Western Union, but; has been continued ever alnce, which does
the last hearing resulted in a decision nothing but experiment with various pat
against tha Bell company, and now many tents and Inventions relating to th tele
year, after th death of th man who j phono and kindred sub Jens for the pur
originated th litigation a referee's report j pose of determining their value to th
has awarded damages of about liOuOOM) to 'telephone Industry. The engineering dc
th Western Union company. parlment takes up all suggestions of this
I nahaUea Grin aind and passes upon them. It la also a
f, . . , !. . , . (clearing house for all rh troubles of all
The American Telephone and Telegraph ! . . 7 .-1 .
... o- . . ' tl18 subsidiary companies. It has under
company can,, into msunc. In W right , contlnuou, ol,.el.v.,tlt) u tr8fflc lnetll.
when the bitterness of this litigation wa. oQS and worka put prollUll ,UVllvln
at. iia tit ig in. jr U11UIII, IV W LHM IfjfJliy 1
wi'll understood, wa trying th bam ort
of a game on the telephone combination
that he had previously, wl'.h great success,
worked on the Vand?rbilts. Owning a cer
tain Interest in the telephone company, he
could get certain Information ther whtch
was of th utmost importance to him ln
his efforts to beat lt Into submission.
Through th American Speaking Telephone
company he could lay claim to rival pat
ents and conduct a guerilla warfare on
the outside. There were few In Wall street jtion Is th thing which hai largely dlffer
l:o believed that the telephone company entlaied th development of the telephone
would ever survive.
tut the t-kphone company had under
taken its work seriously and the syt-m
which It installed of granting franchises
for a limited period only, retaining the
right to takn over and operate these fran
chises at the end of five years, kept Its
grasp upon all the Independents using its
patents. Th Dell system, wlvle made up
largely of semi-independent companies,
nevertheless represented a common Interest
at th bottom and as tha development of
telephone devices beared its perfection and
the possibility of long-diatanc communi
cation beg,i to be realixed this Interest
cam to constitute the strongest asset of
th various siibs'.diar!s, because it linked
th in all together and by so doing In
creased tha value of thir servloe to th
Th A. T. A T. OrgaaUa.
When, therefor, in U, th Amc'can
Telephone and Telegraph company saro
r.to existence It was planned to hav that
corporatlua taks control of th long dls-
he was just that much better off tnsn he
had counted on.
Mr. Itaekett finds in th Bersteln plsy
something narer to his mental and pnys
Icsl callher than anything he has lately
had. When last seen In Omaha he wss
playing In "The Walls of Jerl.-o." a play
similar to the Bersteln piece, and yet not
possessed or its Intense force and virility.
Tha rart Mr. Hacki tt had was not big'
enough to engage his entire strength, and
he felt himself unhappy, or at least uneasy.
In Its limitations. In his present role he
finds ample opportunity for the exercise of
all hla etrengtii of mind and body, and t:a
Joy he has in playing It Is made most mani
fest In the last act. when he exults, as
Psmson, over the pulling down of the tern,
pla. It is a splendid character, rinely
drawn and perfectly visualised, and Mr.
Hackett ran well feel proud of tho work ht
la doing this winter.
The announcement during the week that
Brandeis theater will not be ready to open
at the announced time did tiot especially
surprise anybody. No special hardship at
taches to the fact that for a few weeks
longer we will have to turn to the Boyd
for our high-class drama, for that good
theater ia still very popular and is likely
to remain o, no matter how many others
may be erected. The managers of t..
Boyd have secured the transfer of con- .
tracts made for the Brandeis. and the at-!
tractions will be offered to Omaha people
under very encouraging conditions. An
other change that comes about Is the pass
ing of the Burwood. The failure of the
Shuberts to provide attractions sufficiently
numerous to keep this house open necessi
tated arrangements by its owners under
which they could profitably operate. This
brought a deal wilh the Columbian Amuse
ment company covering a period of ten
years, during which time the Burwood will
be devoted to the uses of extravaganxa, a
form of amusement that lias grown very
strongly In public favor. It combines the
best of the old-time burlesque with the
modern vaudeville show and provides m
tertalnment that suits everybody. It Is
the Intention of the management of the
Gaiety, as the theater will hereafter he
called, to present only such entertainment
a can be patronized by all, this meaning,
by women and children,, as well as men.
tance business and eventually absorb al!
of th constituent operating companies by
taking over their franchises. This policy
has been carried out. only to the extent of
taking over the Bell company In 1X94, a
step which waa due to the fact that the
attitude cf the Massachusetts legislature,
where the Bell company was Incorporated,
did not allow It to Increase Its capital fast
enough to meet tha growing needs of the
business. Tho American Telephone and
Telegraph company, accordingly. In the
latter year mentioned, increased its cap
ital stock and sold sufficient shares for
cash to purchase th stock of the American
Bell Telephone Company at 200 per share.
The nominal capital of the Bell concern
was then slightly under 111). 000. 000 and its
stock had been sold from time to time for
sufficient premiums to have reallxed for
th company In excess of $37,000,000. In
other words tha stock of the American
Bell Telephone company represented more
cash paid In than Its entire par value.
Through these years and in the years
that cam after, the telephone combination
became more and more closely bound to
gether by the extension of the long dis
tance telephone business. As fast as a
new long distance connection waa made,
being operated by the American Telephone
and Telegraph company, a new local tele
phone company was added to the field of
direct telephonic communication, thereby
enhancing th value of the service both to
the local company and to the companies
already within the long distance area.
Thus th development haa been continuous
and new methods have developed as the
conditions have changed. If each separate
group of exchanges In any particular field
had not been assisted and directed in the
Introduction and development of the many
Dew Ideas, methods and inventions, there
would have been now as many separate
systems and as many methods of operating
as there were separate companies.
Control of Instruments.
Not only would this have resulted In
the Isolation of the varloui groups from
Jail of the experimental stages of the me-
chanlcal development of tha telephone,
and to have made all of the mistakes
construction and premnt or luture devel
The value of this system la obvious and
through the patent and engineering de
partments, coupled with the manufactur
ing department, where ail equipment and
apparatus are built that are used through
out the Bell Telephone system th coun
try over, a uniformity of organisation ID
afforded, the importance of which lt ia
difficult thoroughly to appreciate. It
may be said that this unity of organlsa-
industry from that of many oilier Indus
tries, where disorg.in'xed effort ha been
The ordeal through which the expectant mother must pass is such that
she looks forward with dread to the hour when she shall feel the thrill
of motherhood. Every woman should know that the danger and pain
of child-birth can be avoided by the use of Ksther t Fnend, which
renders pliable all the parts, tt TT?Zs?'-A TTTVIT ? S
assisting nature in its work P f f HY -j tJOr V
By its aid thousands of iVti y j 10111 )
wnmn have nitntd tnt , J
crisis Ln safety. .ftJESSS
toot f laforauttoa to w.mea seat f re.
t kjUJUVlJU-D BSULAro CO.
FOUH HTAHriXG MATINEE TODAY
e0MVr..?u,, GEO. M. COHAN'S
ASSISTED T A COMAMESQUa BSAOTT CXOBtJI
THHEF. DAYS STAHTING THUHSUAY
HOPP HAOLKY Offf
xzirmY x. cabjst-1 iiaomsiL tvccssi
A ROMANCE OF THE PLAINS
Complex Bosnia PTodaotloiw A Oast of Zsoeptlonal Ability. Waturml, Sana,
Platislble, Story of the Void West.
THURSDAY, FRIDAY AXD SATURDAY, DPP Q If! II
MATINEE SATURDAY UfcUi U-IU-II
THE DitVMriC EVENT Of tHE SEASON
DAVID BELASCO Presents
IN HER GREATEST SUCCESS
THE FIGHTING HOPE
BV W.J. HURLBUT
One Yar al the
Cohan's An American Idea Dec, 12, 13, 14 and 15.
The Virginian Deo, 1, 2, 21 and 22. Victor MooredDec. 24 and 25.
The Merry Widow Week Dec. 28.
Mail Orders for all These Attraction Now Doing- Received.
rupil of August K. Borglttm
Assisted by Iaura Ooeti. soprano,
Thursdav evening. Deo. l, First Baptist
Church. " Admission liy invention. In
Wialion "ards may be had at The Eorg
lum Studios after Thursday.
applied in many dire'-tlo.is by many in
dividuals and under conditions of unre
stricted competition to attain the. results
thus far realixed. In the telephone In
dustry, however, the remark has becom I
common among the suojldicrlcs: "The j
contract relation with the American Tele
phone and Telegraph company is tho big-
gest asset this company ha3."
ALL RAN FOR THE BABY
Exrttlaa- Few Mssiesti Xw j
York's Elevated, aad the
Clla Snider, the 1-year-old daughter of
raul Snider, an Iceman, who lives at 327 ,
Cherry street, fell from a w'ndow of a ,
car on The Second avenue , elevated road (
between the tracks, where she lay until ;
Bertha Rosenthal went to the rescuo.
Bertha Rosenthal, herself, had a close call
and was pulled to the platform Just as j
the train came Into the station.
Pnlder with his wife and Celia and an J
Infant spent the afternoon in Bronx .
park and about S o'clock were on a Second
avenue train going home. Just as the train
pulled out of the Ninety-ninth street sta- I
tlon something attracted the attention of
the little girl and she leaned out of the
open window near which she waa standing.
Before her father or mother could catch
her she tumbled head first.
Snider and his wife began to screarn,
and when the reason became known ex
citement In tho car was Intense. Th train
did not stop again until It reached Nlnety
secjnd street and there Snider and his wife,
followed by more than a doaen curious
persons got out, and ran as fast as they
could up the street. Others wer attracted
to the crowd and when It reached the sta
tion at which the child had tumbled from
the train several hundred persons were .
running wi'h the Hnide-rs. !
In the m-aiulrae Bertha Rosenth. il. stand- 1
Ing on the northbound platform saw .the 1
ehlid lying between tho tracks. She dldr.'t
wait to tell any of the emp'ov bet
jump-d down and, bravlim the fia-ig:-.-s nf
the third rail, ran and picked up the girl.
When she looked about her for assist- 1
ance the girl saw a train approaching on 1
the northbound track. That unnerved her j
and unable to move, she stood, holding the
child ln her arms and screamed. Michael
Powers, the ticket chopper on th south- 1
bound station ran to her.
powers had just time to get Bertha
Rosenthal and the child to the platform
when the northbound train cam' In.
Cclla Snider was unconscious and a po
liceman telephoned to the Harlem hospital
for an ambulance. It was found that the
little girl was not Ladlv hart, however, '
and shs was soon restored to conscious- j
Snider and his wife, however, almost '
smothered her with kisses when they ar- I
rived and Bertha Rosenthal cam in for I
her share from Mrs. Hinder -New York
rar Aeroplaae Are Bsrsts.
NEW TORK. Dec. 4-FoUr aeroplanes
stored In a shed near th old Morris park
race track were destroyed by fir today.
Experiments with aeroplanes have recently
teen held on the race track and eli ma
chines burned aere awaiting a final test.
The lo- l estimated at 123 Ouo. Th ma
chines belonged to Walter Kimball.
Is the joy of the household, fof
.without it no happiness can be
'complete. Angels smile at
and commend the tnougnts
and aspirarions of the mother
bendinz over the cradle.
Wad. a J .
10s. !. IOe
Cfl POPULAR Cfl
!SU!V VVKT DOWN.
First-Class Thsater TOMORfiQrY
Matin Irery Day, 8:15 right, g:ls
Week Starting Ktatinet Today.
"At the Country Club"
A Musical Sketch by (ieo. Spink.
Author "Bill Simmons."
Assisted by Sig. Paglicrl in the
"THE ROSE AND THE DAGGER."
Cunningham & Marion
Somewhat Different Comedian.
Just From Europe
Sig. Luciano Lucca
"THE MAN WITH TWO VOICES."
Lansone & Delila
Eddy G. Ross
The Dancing BanJolaL
Premier Dancers of the Ballet at th
Royal Opera House, Munich.
Always the newest ln motion pictures
New Feature lixtraordtnary.
ORPHEUM CONCERT ORCHESTRA
15 Talented Artists IS
rlos ICo, 35c, BOe and TS.
w'J Formerly th Borwoo
w " - MATH
Statin Every Day,
JACK IIISII'l 0BXAT
TIi Baa Bar or Extravaaansa
60 pise; 60
America' Frmlr Asrabats,
THE 7 DELFORDS
Teatur with Slug-liar Bros.' Clrcua
and Their hnominal Volo.
7 MATS. 15c & 25c iSzz
'I ICKETS'8'' Maun.
I saw Th B.Umaa Show la Kan.
aaa City last Sunaay night. Take
It from ni that tt will plaa Om
an j It la OK11AX.
at. u. gaiios,
ta.gr. Gayety Theater.
JEAU P. DUF FIELD
Teacher of Pisno
Suits 404-05 t-i Boyd's Tauter
TEACHES CF SI!I1I5
503 Byd The-atf) Bldj.
Xhizttiii &r.d Saturdays
TIL US Mat
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