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TI1K OMAHA SUXDAT II HE: JAXUAItV S, 1910.
Why "The Merry Widow"
HE Merry Widow" waltred her
.v Into, around and out of
Omaha, leaving trail of mem
ories noi or lea melodious
and satisfying. On mature re-
flection, the net result reminds
one verr mucli of tlie description a grouchy
person gave of soda water. He called It
"sweetened wind mixed with a llttl
water." Of substanre, "The Merry Widow"
posses auch a small amount that analysis
could scarcely be achieved without a mi
croscope, and the result would probably
prov nothing-. The popularity the piece
lias achieved nuiHt rest on the fact that Its
essential appeal Is directly to the sensuous
aldo of man's nature. Producer lavage
thoroughly understands how to make this
appeal effective. A combination of music,
lights and pretty women properly adjusted
can be resisted by no one of ordinary sua
ceptlbilltlea, and. while th test will prob
ably never be made, if it -r possible to
subject an anchorite to the Influence of
the Savage production of the Lehar opera,
tha betting would be odds on that the an
chorite would be moved unless, perhaps
the. Ichor In his veins were actually solidi
fied. But men und women of this descrip
tion do not exist today, or If they do they
find their pleasure elsewhere than at the
theater. "The Merry Widow" Is being of
fered to people of ordinary flesh and blood,
and therefor Is producing Its effect with
certalnity as exat as any chemical re
action could possibly be.
Mr. Favage waa sufficiently astute to
provide the opera with proper Investiture.
An Omaha friend reports having seen it In
Ijondon. where the scenery was merely
painted on flat drops and the stag left
bare. Tha effect was disappointing. Mr.
Savage, wise In his day, handed the mat
ter over to Ceorge Marion, premier of
American stage wizards. Under his skill
ful treatment ".The Marry Widow-' be
comes a thing of life so attrsctlve. ko
alluring, as to be absolutely Irresistible,
Marion s genius for dressing the stuge In
musical comedies has been tested on many
occasions. "The Sultan of Sulu," "The
Prince of Pllsen." "Woodland." and other
successes derived moot of their popularity
from the Bettings provided by Martpn. His
la the mind In this cusn that suits the ac
tion to the word. He rehearses the dances
and the movements of the chorus. He pro
vides the costumes,) whose colors blend so
harmoniously Into pictures that charm the
ey while the music soothes tha ear. In
fact, he leads the assault on the senses to
weave tha spell that charms the listener
out of himself and Into the mood that Is
most favorable for tho enjoyment of the
Much ot Mai Ion's work goes apparently
unnoticed by any save the most expert of
critical eyes. The average patron of the
theater merely realize that there la some
thing about the production which metis
the little gliTa description of salt "Salt,"
she raid, "Is what makes your potatoes taste
bad when you leave it out." So It Is with
the Marion touch. It la what makes thi
production lacking in something of pet fee
tlon when It Is omitted. Tho patron, sitting
comfortably In hla cushioned seat, can
scarcely define Just exactly what It la that
l"ca him so well, yet ha realises It is
there. When It Is missing he also realizes
r-omcthlng is lacking, although perhaps he
could not tell exactly what. George Marion
knows this and worka hla problem out Just
as does any other artist. He paints his
pictures with living people moving about
continually, and yet with such deftness and
purpose that tha picture Is continuous. For
example, In the ballroom seen of the open
Ing act ot "Tho Merry Widow," It would
be a very obtuse stage dlreotor who would
not have person moving about to carry
out tho verisimilitude of tha ballroom, yet
It required the knowledge and good taste
of a Marlon to arrange those movements
ao that at no time waa there any Inter
ference with the logical procession of the
events of the act or offense In good taste.
In appearance or posture. Kven the pro
cession down the grand Stairway Is an
achievement. Something about that waa
peculiarly attractive. It waa simply a mat
ter of detail. Mr. Marion has arranged
that the women, dressed In beautiful gowna
of different hues and texture, shall appear
in such order as will procure the highest
possible artistic effect. And so on through
out tha whole play, every detail Is pro
vided to tho end that the illusion may be
heightened, that the eyo a well as the ear
will bo charmed, and at no place will on
detect a false note In color any more than
a talno note In the inucic. In fact, Marlon
is even more certain of his rewulta tlmn
Conductor Mandevllle, for a slngor may
occasionally get off key, a player In the
archest ru may now and then strike a wrong
J.ote, but the chorus girl Is never allowed
to wear the wrong dress or get Into th
wrong place In the parade. "The Merry
Widow" is now being produced In thirty
countries, but the United State has tho
advantage of them all because It has the
only Henry W. Savage production staged"
by Oeorge Marlon,
Mr. Jo pli Mcdlll Patterson's expose of
life In u great newspaper office Is now
being paraded before the public in Chi
cago, and la receiving much attention from
tho cltUeq and the newspspers. In time
It will, perhaps, drift westward and Omaha
folks will get a chance to as the secret
vprings of the daily prrsa bared of all
mystery that lias hitherto surrounded
them. At the risk of being accused of
Jea'ouey, the assertion is made that the
published accounts of the plot and action
Indicate that Mr. Patterson's play bear
about the some relation to actual news
paper life aa do the efforts of Mr. Klein
In similar directions to acti-al business
life. Mr. Patterson has Indulged In con
siderable poetic ttcense In order to show
. up the sordid character of tha business
office and the subservience of the edi
torial department thereto. Of course, ex
ceptions are admitted, but tha general pub
lic is no, advised exactly aa to what
papers are to be classed as being outside
the rule laid down by "The Fourth Es
Iliiefly. "Tho Fourth Estate" tella tha
story of tha struggles of a managing edi
tor of a :arg and Influential muckraking
dally printed, of course. In a metropolitan
city. The managing editor, with the con.
sent 01 tha owner, is In full cry on tha
trail of tha octopl. He Is about to flush
a covey of these undesirable creature and
expects to astonish the community with
tha result of his Investigations. Of course,
he Is In lov. That is tht normal con
dition of managing editors. In fact, it la
a condition precedent. In this cas the
object of the managing editor's knightly
devotion Is the beautiful daughter of a
prominent po ltli tan, straight to whoa
door the trail of graft and other forma
of political luluulty leads. Tha daughter
discovers that her affianced lover Is about
to Jiold her father up to tha world as
monumental example of rascality, and goes
to the office to plead that this disgrace
ba not visited upon her. 8h faces th
managing editor In his natural habitat.
tha same being lie composing room of
tha newspaper, and her she throws per-
he f prostrate across the truck on which
has been prepared the page that Is to
vipa her father off th political map, and
Implores tha managing editor to be mer
ciful and withhold th bluw. But he la
adamant and refuses to allow even th
plea of th girl of his heart to saerv hi in
Civvtn th high purpo 14 whMl a Is de
Seductive Lehar Music Rendered More Potent
in Its Charm Through Savage Stage Settings
(jenius of George Marion for Pretty Pictures
voted. Th paper must go to press. No
matter on whom th blow fal's the mis
deeds of the political malefactor must be
expose.d to the public. And so sacrificing
his love on th altar of duty th managing
editor orders the page removed to th
stereotyping room. In the meanwhile th
girl's father, wiser, perhaps, because of
more experience In the ways of the world,
has had an interview with the owner of
the paper, highly satisfactory to both gen
tlemen, and Just as the fatal page Is
being shoved on to the steam table, conies
an order from the owner that the sense
tlonal article Is to be killed and a harm
less thing dealing wlih wheat weevil or
snow in the Saskatchewan I to be sub
stituted. ThlP, naturally, breaks the gieat
heart of the managing editor.
In the original New York production Mr.
Pattercon had the maiiHging editor change
an item that was going in on another page
which originally slated briefly that a'
woman had shot herself through the head
because she was "tired of a life of prosti
tution." Th managing editor substituted
his nam for that of the woman, changed
herself to "himself" and allowed the
rest of th Item to stand, and as the paper
went to pres above the clang and roar
of machinery waa heard a pl.stol shot that
led that audieuc to believe that th man
aging editor had carried out hU purpose.
Whether the result of a cloaer study of
the habits of managing editors or hecausw
of a desire to cater to th American de
mand for a happy ending, Mr. Patterson
has changed this. Now. instead of blow
ing but his brains, the managing editor
finds solace in the waiting arms ot an
other woman. Not the proud and haughty
heiress of millions made in municipal g'aft,
but, as they (ay In Washington, "some
thing equally as good." thus showing that
tho managing editor's mission In life t to
fall In lov. Al) this Is set before thepeo
ple with much circumstantial detail In
tended to prove that nothing Is safe from
the corroding Influence of mere money.
Incidentally, an experience of the man
agement In connection with the New York
production may be interesting. The plec
was put In with a great flourish of real
ism. "Everything; is reproduced," aa the
showman says, "with llfe-lllie fidelity."
The editorial room is a real hive of Indus
try, said to very much resemble th one
described by Itlchard Harding Davis In his
celebrated article, "Election Night In a
Newspaper Office." the like of which ex
ists "neither In the heavens above, th
Ring Out the Old and in the New
Give Over Thoughtlessness and Worry and Dread and Take
Up Life with Confidence and Courage, and Make the Next
Twelve Months' and. All that Follow Happy Ones.
HAPPT NEW YEAR! This in
the greeting one hears at every
A Happy New Year! This Is
what everyone Is saying to
everyone else. It Is the time of
ringing In the New. It la also the tlm of
ringing out som of the Old.
It Is the First of January, this New
Year' Pay. And It la significant that tha
month la named from Janus, the old Ro
man god, considered the god of light and
heaven, a sun-god. Others considered
Janus the god of the entrance and door,
and the fchrlne of Janus formed an en
trance to the Forum. This shrlna was a
pair of parallel arched gateways, con
nected with side-walls and furnished with,
In any case Janus was a god of th be
ginnings, and waa invoked at th opening
of each prayer.
Janus was represented as having two
faces, looking In opposlt directions.
How appropriate for the New Year's day
The day when one looks back over th
past and finds out what things are to be
rung out, and forward to the future to find
out what things ara to be rung In.
What will we ring out7
Thoughtlessness Is a thing which w
might endeavor to ring out. So many
times, great injuries are don by being
merely thoughtless. Friends may be hurt,
and duties may be neglected, and develop
ment along the way of culture and Im
provement may b set aside, through noth
ing but thoughtlessness. Th roason that
many of the masters In music were neg
lected was that people didn't think. The
reason why so many of the most beautiful
things In music are not known, la because
people don't think. Th reason why so
many people In Omaha today who are
musical are not developing their musical
talents, is for the little plain reason that
they have not seriously thought about it.
The reason why clerks in the stores have
to work lat at nights, even New eYar'a
eve, la because w purchaser ar thought
less of them, and do not buy earlier. Juat
The reason why people persist in under
lining and marking paasagea in library
books, ugalnst the rules of the library is
because paopla ar thoughtless. Th reason
why w have to sea a algn In th library
"Please keep your feet oft th books" la
because people are thoughtless. Nothing
more. Just thoughtlessness.
Th reason why people do not get ail th
happiness that they might out of life Is
because they do not think, or becaus they
do not think of others, or because they do
not thins, "far enough."
Let us start a happy Jfw Year. Let us
ring out thoughtlessness.
Worry I another thing thai we might
endeavor to ling out. What 1 the us uf
worry. An old man died, and Just before
he passed away h called hla aona, all
grown man, to his bedsld. and ha said:
"My boys, I have lived a very long life,
and I have had a great many troubles,
none of which ever happened." You see
h had worried ao much that the worry
was th only trouble he had; for the
trouble did not materialise.
There Is a (rtend of mine in bed today,
with two friend at hla bedside, a ther
mometer and a physician. H told m th
other day that h waa aur he was going
to hav th "grlpp." I tried to talk, him
out ot tt, to laugh him out ot it, aa h
looked aa wll a I had vr seen him,
but he waa determined to hav that grlpp
and h gpt it. He had let It worry him.
You aay this la "Christian Science doc
trine." Is It? Ask any progressive and
thinking physician, if it Is not true that
worry backed up by firm belief will bring
on such condition,
rilngeia worry over their voices, liutiu
mentalirta over their nerves and their
technique. A young woman who was th
picture of health said to me th other day.
"I want 'o Jr( you something; ud I know
you will laugh, but I am on th vn of
a nervous breakdown. " Th inquiry,
"What make you think that you are going
lit hav a nervous break-downr' And th
reply was "doctor told, roe 1 w." Uoctor
. . . - .. .
earth beneath, nor the waters that are un
der the earth." The composing room wu
a genuine triumph In the way of realism.
Ordinary papier-mache machinery waa not
good enough for this modern newspaper
play. Real Imposing stones, real type, real
cases, real trucks on which real pages
were hauled across to the stereotyping
room In th rear, and, abov all, four real
Mergenthaler linotypes casting real slugs,
until the climax of the dramaturgical waa
reaohed In th presence of six genuln
life-sized printers, four of them manning
th linotypes and the other two perform
ing around the makeup table. Nothing
more daring In the way of realism had
ever been attempted, and nothing more
perfect could be conceived! at least so it
seemed to th management a moment be
fore the curtain went tip on the great
seer,. Just then It wss borne In upon
the management aforesaid that even In Its
great wisdom It had not considered every,
thing possible in the way of realistic re
production of a newspaper office on the
modern stage. Whll waiting to go on
with their turn the printers fell to con
versing with som of th other supes and
learned that the supes wer paid 60 cents
a night for their share of the entertain
ment provided, whereat th printers, with
on accord, donned their outer wraps and
were headed for the stage door and for
the street when the stage manager over
hauled them. ,
"Why," lie said, "you follows, don't go
away. They want you to go on now; the
curtain Is Just going up."
"Not for us," tho printers replied with
"Why, wotlnhell's th matter?" demanded
the stage manager.
"Why, we are union men," was the reply,
ana as memoer or Big six we can't
touch a linotype or a slug for less ti:sn
th union scale."
"Well, what Is your union scale?"
"Thirty-one dollars and a half per week."
And the stage manager fell back In a
But th audience was waiting, the real
Ism had been advertised, and there was
only otic thing for the management to do.
Thus, alx printers went through the New
York production getting the scale of $31.50
per week, which Is about the highest price
ever paid for supes at a New York theater.
The probabilities arc, that when "The
Fourth Estate" takes to the road for its
final tour through the country the Mergen
thalers will l painted on a beautiful fire
ought to read some psychology, that is
Some, reI psychology.
Worry Is useless under all circumstances.
A thing can be avoided or it cannot.
If It can be avoided, avoid tt. If not, try
in the most optimistic manner to make
the best of It. ,
It Is far wiser to oppose a worry thought,
than to express It. Try it earnestly and
see. But really mean to make It work.
Let us ring out worry. It Is of no good
to anyone. It never helps, and it usually
hurts, and always hinders. Let us ring
While ringing out -worry wo might do
the same thing with Its friend fear. You
remember the old story about the plague
on its way to a large city. It was stopped
by a spirit of the air who asked "Where
ar you going?" Th plague replied, "To
in order to kill 6,000 people." Some
time afterward the plague was returning
and waa met again by the spirit of the
air, who asked, "Whence are you?" The
plague replied. 'From , where 15,000
people have Just died." "But." said the
spirit, "I thought you were to kill only
5,000." And lb plague replied, "yes. and
that Is all I did kill; the rest died of
Fear never accomplishes anything. You
can train yourself out of the fear thought.
Other hav don It, score and hundreds
and thousanda of people.
We are such terribly fear-haunted people
At the Omaha Theaters
Tim Murphy Welcomes Old Friends at the Boyd and "The Bight of
Way" Closes Week"In Old Kentucky" and "A Fatal Wedding" -at
Krug Vaudeville at Orpheum and Extravaganza at Gayety.
IM MURPHY, th genial come
clan la to appear at th Boyd
theater for flv days, beginning
this evening, and will present
his success, "Cupid and the
Dollar." In thl he exercises
his art with remarkable effect, for, though
he devotes much of his time to tickling
th ribs, he often penetrate the heart. H
has again thl season the valuable assist
ance of Dorothy Sherrod. Th ladles' cos
tuming will be modish to a degree.
In making the diamatio version of Sir
Gilbert Parkers great novel, "The Right
of Way," th attraction at the Hoyd next
Friday. Saturday and Sunday, Eugene W.
Preebrey has produced a play which is
unusual. In that, while It was originally
designed aa a vehlol for th artistic
achievement of two male tar. It con
tain tit addition to th parts which they
are given a number of other important and ,
aisujieuve cnaraoivrs. Aiaonar mui
the character f th two women who In
fluence th lif of Charley 8tel. Th
fliat 1 Kathleen, Hteel' wife, a woman
who baa married him for hi wealth and
his social position, while loving another,
and who is willing to aaorlflce her hus
band's happiness for social advancement,
8h I a woman ot Intent pride, of llttl
heart, and wholly Incapabl of understand
ing tha complex character of the man she
haa marrisd. Th other woman, whoa
character la clearly and distinctly drawn.
Is Rosalia, a simpl vlllag girl, whose
convnt education ha served to Inerea
hr natural wtnss of character, hit
is sweat and gentle, deeply religious, but
without bigotry, and when she gives her
heart to Sti I ready to glv with It hr
very soul. Har love I of the type which
I past understanding, for tt carries with
it compute abandonment of elf and a
desire only for th happiness of th man
h lov. Whll, during th course of th
play, the twa womn do not meet, thatr
effect upon th character of th man who
romea under th Influence of them both Is
clearly vldnlv Th company selected for
th prnt tour Includes Hallett Thomp
son, P. Aug. Anderson and Miss Arloen
Itackett. who will be seen In th character
Mr, Mantell will b at the Hovd theater
-ginning Monday evening, January 10, for
four performances. The repertoire chosen
for big tiagnieut btr afford wld oop
BOYD'S ci.Vn.ItS ToniRht
Aleo Monday, Tnaday, Wdaday,
IiOUIS F. WEKBA
xv Txa BXAaoira bxst fz.at
CUPID AND THE DOLLAR
r oxahi.x:i jsrrxKT
With POltOTUT saraBQD ana fBmriCT CAST
Frio: Wights. tl-BO, 1, TBo, 6o, tSo. Matin, $1 to SSe.
BAZ.B VOW P&OOBEBRXsTO.
CQrlIKG Last Season's Dramatic Sensation
Second Annual Tour of
SIR GILBERT PARKER'S
Famous Story with
Klaw & Erlanffer's Original
An Excellent Company
P. AUG. ANDERSON,
MISS ARLEEN HACKETT
Mat. SSo to 91.00. Klght SSe to $1.80.
Seats on Hale Tomorrow.
A Great Story, A Better Play
Four Pwformancsi :;" MONDAY, JAN. 10
"MaNTGIiL IS A OXBAT ACTOXl M IS HOW TKB LEADEX Or OVB
BTAQS.'S-Wm. Winter, Dean of American Critics, In New York Tribune.
MR. WILLIAM A. BRADY Announce
In Four Magnificent Production of Shakespearean Plays ,
MOXDAT, Jan. 10, "Macnth"; TUESDAY, "Hamlat") WZSHSIDiT Mat.,
"Rome an Juliet") WEDNESDAY Night, "Xing Lar."
Mr. Mantell played 100 nights of Shakespearean and Romantic
Plays at the New Amsterdam Theater and th Academy of Music,
New York, last season.
A BEOOmn UKZQDALIO BIVCE THE DATS OT EDWXJT BOOTS.
OEE WIGHT OWI.T, JAM. 13TK TXUSSSAT
DE WOLF HOPPER ia The Matinee Idol
TWO HIOKT8, JAM. 14 and
FRITZI SCHEFF ArpSS K
Kail Order Wow.
that we' actually do not know how often
we use that word, or other words of a
similar nature. We do not realize how
the fear habit has grown on us through
generations. "1 am afraid It will rain."
'I am afraid I'll miss the train." "We
were afraid to venture out In the cold."
"I'm afraid to say." "You frightened the
life out of me." "Can't you come over
tomorrow night? Well, I don't know; I'm
Let u ring out fear.
Let u ring in happiness, and optimism,
and hopefulness, and courage, to begin
with. And then there will be other good
things that w will think of.
A happy New Year to all, every day of
the year of 1910. In th words of Susan
Every day la a fresh beginning,
Every morn la the world made new.
You who are weary of sorrow and sinning
tier is a beautiful hop for you
A hop for m and a hope for you.
All th paat thlnga are past and over.
The tasks are done and the tears are
Yesterday's errors let yesterday cover;
Yesterday s wounds which smarted ana
Are healed with the healing whlctujilght
Everv day Is a fresh beginning:
Listen, mv soul, to th glad refrain;
And aplte of old sorrow und older sinning.
And pussies forocasted and possible pain,
Take heart with the day and begin again.
This is' the meaaage of the New Yenr.
It Is the mesaaga of the new day. And
for tha expresHion of his genius. It ex
tends from comedy to the heaviest tragedy.
The company Is of a higb order. Miss
Maria Booth Russell, who will Impersonate
tht chief feminine roles, Is an actress of
skill, besides being a woman of much
beauty. Other leading member of the
company are Mr. Fiita Leiber, Mr, Alfred
Hastings, Mr. Ouy Lindsley, Mr, Henry
Fetrlng. Mr. Oeorge Stllwell, Mr. Cannon
Ferguson, Mr. Edward Lewers, Ml.ss Gene
vieve Reynolds, Miss Agnes Scolt and Miss
Doris Kelly. Monday night. ."Macbeth;"
Tuesday, "Hamlat;" Wednesday matlnoc,
"Romeo and Juliet," and Wednesday even
ing, "King Lear."
D Wolf Hopper will come to the Boyd
theater on January 13 for on night only.
Mr. Hopper Is playing this season "Th?
Kr(u) Sc)Sff w cortl9 to th, Boy thlIUer
for three performances, Including Haturday
matinee. Her play this s.'ason Is "The
With sixteen successful ytar to its credit
th end is not yet in th cas of that pop
ular play, "In Old Kentucky," announced
for presentation at tli Krug theater for
four day starting Sunday, January 9. It
tells a delightful story of the Kentucky
hills. It dapiot stirring incidents tru to
any tlm and clime and It abounds In a
simpl. wholesome philosophy of tru liv
ing that make a direct appwal tu all. The
pickaninny feature delight young and old
altk. the bor race loses none of its In
terest by freu.unt repetitions, and the
comedy I so unctuous and brveiy that It
never fall to pleas. Messrs. Lltt A Ding
wall hav never weakened the attraction
in any respect during the many years It
ha remained under their management.
Messrs. Kllmt A ssolo have made ar
rangement by which thy oflr "Th
Fatal Wedding" for a final tour of th
country and It will be sewn at the Krug
tlieatsr conunVncIng Thursday fur three
days. Tho company which will present it
la on of th strongest wlUch ha ver ap
peared In thl melodrama, and th scenery
has been glvtn special attention.
Ed F. Kaynard' on-aot vulrllou,ull
comedy, givun with th aasistanua of hi
wonderful automatons, I th headline fea
ture of tb Orphaum for thl k. Mr.
Thursday Wights Mattse "Wednesday
Offers AMERICA'S BEST ACTOR
i irWls i
1 S? !
Mlftil 11 lEilLilLi
16 MATIsTSE IATVBDAT
" lisiHM WVIIlia
every day Is a new year's day, and every
day I the world made new. '
THOMAS J. KELLY.
A very credible program of folksongs
given by the Saturday club was received
this week, but as tha person sending it
neglected to say where the progrum was
given we are unable to give credit to
the proper town. Those taking part were
Mlssts Mabel Ktenhen. flam l.lnnmnn
Frunoes Llppman. Mends men Frank Wildes,
freorge Brooks, Paul Wlllard and D. Mu
Eachin. Mr. Martin Bush, assisted by Mr. Frd
G. Ellis, baritone, will give his next
monthly organ recital at 4 p. m., January
9, at the First Congregational church.
Madame Hchiiman-Hdnk will give the
following program at the Auditorium on
January 6, Mrs. Katlierltie Hoffman, ac
Recitation and aria "itellia (Titus). Mozart
(a) Aria from Samson and Delilah
(b) Waltraute scene from Gotterdam
(c) Recitative and aria The Lord Is
Mindful (St. Paul Mendelssohn
(al Pie Allmacht
(c) Vonewlger Liebe ....
cdl A llftrKxelnti
fat Ah. I,nvo
(b) (). let Night Speak of Sle.. hadwicK
e Th Danza Chad wick
id) Lullaby C. J. Bond
(e) Love In a Cottage Hud. Ganx
Reynard endows his dummy stage people
with the gift of spoech and by moans of
clever manipulation from behind trie
scenes they become llvlnj comedians. M'le.
Blanca, direct from Europe, and premiere
dancer In nearly every Important opera
that has been produced In Europe In th
last several years, will give four special
numbers. The 81x Qllnserettls, European
novelty gymnasts, need no Introduction
to American audiences. Their act will be
an Interesting feature of the bill. Baller
Inl's Canine Tumblers will give a remark
able exhibition of animal sagacity. This Is
a delightfully Interesting performance for
children. Witts' Melody Lane Girls Is
Composed of four women of concert
and opera fame. They hav an espe
cially prepared vaudeville repertoire.
Kelly and Kent will furnish comedy in
song and dance. A preAldlglta
teur of European fame, John Well,
comes straight from entertaining royalty
to make his first American tour. He does
not make use of Illusions. Motion pic
tures will be projected by th Klnodrome
and the Orpheum orchestra will give Its
new musical feature at the beginning of
Clark's "Runaway Girls," which plays
at the Oayeiy theater twice dally for six
day, starting this afternoon, contains
many ce'ebrltlcs, among whom ar Mr.
Jack Held, the funny llttl Iiinh man;
Frank Wakefield, Joe Prry. Jack Elliott
and Ptuard and Manny. Tha list of girla
includea Ella Reed Gilbert, Estell Rose.
Pauline La Conda and Myrtle Htark and
a bevy of pretty and fascinating chorus
girls. Th opening piece Is "The Man
from Mayo," In two act and three scenes,
with electrical and mechanical effects.
During the action of th plec th follow
ing specialties will b Introduced: Reld
and Qllbart, Miss Eatelle Rose, Plnard
and Manny. Raxter and Li Conda, May
Merrlland and Perry and Elliott. In ad
dition there is the following male chorus:
James Moran, Thomas Cullen, Jack Richer,
Thomas Welch, John Young and John
Elliott. Starting Monday there will be
a la J lea mm matinee dally.
Contracts hav bu closed between the
management of th Auditorium and Wil
liam Morris, Inc., of New York whereby
Harry Lauder, Die famous $:otcli com
edian, will positively make his appear,
anu In Omaha for a matinee and night
performance on January 2i. The demand
for Lauder'a appearance in Omaha ha
been ao great that William Morris. Inc.,
under whose management lAuder Is ap
pearing In this cuuntry, secured the first
possible open date for hi performance
hare. It la expected that in the all-ear
aggregation ot associate player surround
ing Lauder, Julian Kltlnge. the famuu
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4 DAYS Starting
Aaaual Teu of VM Si DlagwaU
SO - ROLLICKING, FROLICKING PICKANINKIES-SO
G -KENTUCKY THOROUGHBRED KORSES-6
THE FAMOUS PICKANINNY 0RAS8 BAND
THREK DAYS, KTAKTIMO TUUHSUAY
Btuptndon Prod action of thl
WOKJU PAMOUB, TKmnUirO KXX.OOSVa.llA
THE FATAL WEDDING
BY THEODORE XBEHll.
THE SMART SET
Great Athletic Carnival
COMBINATION 1 N
WRESTLING A.INJD BOXING
Friday, January Tth, IOIO
Finest exhibition of ruauly exerciNPa ever witneNBrd in Omaha
MUSIC BY OKOIUiK tiUKKN'S RIND
Seat Sale Opens at the Auditorium on Monday, January S
300 King-Side Seat, at 2.00 All Other Arena Seats, at 1.50
Balcony Reserved Heala, from 75c to $1.50
iiiiip"" " "' '" ?'iirvrora8WBSffiffi''''iiT''
Matin BTry Bar. S:1B Wla-ht, SUB
WEEK STARTING TODAY
Th Yatrlloqalt With a
ED. F. REVUARD
Prsssnt SUa Paniou Mechanical
Plrnr In aa Entirely Ww and
Original On-Act Comdy
"A MORNING IN HiCKSVILLE"
Direct from Vienna
The Six Glinserettis
European Novelty Gymnast
BALLERINI'S CANINE TUMBLERS
Wonderful Troupe of Acrobatic Dogs
Susan, Sally, Mary, Jane
Wins' MELODY LANE GIRLS
"They SingThat' All."
That Popular Duo
KELLY AND KENT
Vaudeville run Makers
Tirst A merles n Tour of
Royal Talking rrestlc)lgltatur
Always the Newest In Motion Pictures
New Musical Feature Extraordinary
15 Talented Artists 13
Slraot from Enrop
Presenting; for th Pint Tlm
Kr. Kr Bprtory of Claasloal
and IfOTslty Dancing.
rricea 10c, 25c, 30c and 75c.
Impersonator of feminine characterizations,
will be included. Further detail as to tha
Lauder performances, however, will be
BLACK JACK HAS THE COIN
Dlsplar of Wealth at Fa mil? Reunion
la Paatllst's Chlraao
Jack Johnson, world' champion heavy,
weight pugilist, the only colored man vho
has ever attained that honor, the man who
on July 4, next. Is to fight James Jeffries
for th richest purse ever hung up for a
battle in th "squared circle" spent the
Christmas holidays in Chicago with his
aged mother, Mrs. Tina Johnson, whom
he had not seen In seven years,
Thoss who think the life of the pugilist
Is nothing but solar plexus punches and
hard knocks would have been Olslllu
slonrd had they witnessed Mr. Johnson's
arrlVal. Thl Is what happened:
Mr.Slob.naon, drove up to his mother'
home at 3344 Wabash avenue In bis new
He got out of his machine and walked
into the mahogany vestibule of tils moth
rr til. 000 home.
He removed hla mink-lined overcoat and
sealskin cap, embraced his parent and
mingled Willi tiers a few rem: tears.
He stepped out Into the living room and
kissed his (-year-old son. who was playing
with a $10 toy automobile under a beau
tifully decorated Christmas tree.
II walked out Into the kltch.n, opened
the door of the new $150 gas range and
took a sniff of the twenty-pound turkey
and the canvaxback duck that were being
roasted In expectation of the event.
11 walked up the walnut stairway to hla
wife's room and presented her with a set
tf diamond earrings that didn't eot a cent
leva than rv.
II walked down Into the lecpnon room
and opened a bonis uf I'ommery Hwj with
hla manager, vhllj they discussed Mr.
Johnson's ll.M a week tluutrlcal engage
ment. II received a delegation of newspaper
men and puwil for a number of photo
graphs. tie sat doan to a tabl laden with silver
V. jd .
10. tt. ao
Production of th Moat ropalar
A lien '20,000
mma ir li s ax las
Dvotd to aHrletly High Orad
In TH& MAD PR.M MAYO
With An All Star Cast, Including
rViIssN USiXt-LLt: KUStfftS"
Just from Europe
FRANK I. WAKEFIELD
(Kamous Dope Comedian)
And for food naur tar 1 BOMB
BAXTER and LaCOKDA 22.5?
PINNARD anil MMKT
NATIONAL QUARTETTE &ajgg.tr'
Perry and Elliott Raffia,
And aa an addd startsr,
ELLA REID GILBERT
Irsning and Sunday Mat., 100, fl6T,
60o and 70o
d?;MATS. 15c & 25c , Z
X "looked ovr" th Squaws; in
Kansas City Thursday. tb
wall of tb Qayety o not bulg
7I.!Ahw cro,w ry performance
it'll be only beoau tb how Isn't
a good a X bUr it to b.
Z. X.. JOHXTBOsT,
-, mgr. Oayty Thatae
KVELVX HOPPER PRESENTS
The World's Greatest Contralto
15th and Howard Straata
THURSDAY EVENING, JAN. 6
Ticket sale begins Monday.
Prices 50c to $2.00.
Monday, Tuesday and Wednes
day of this week.
MUSIC BV GREEN'S BAM)
Admission J0c, Skates 20c
and cut glass and ate a bounteous turkey
And following this Jack Johnson, world's
champion pugilist, mi etched his six feet
ami Va pounds of solid sinew and bone
down on hla mother's new e-XX) davenport
and took a well-earned nap. Chicago Kec-ord-Herald.
A Ilarbrlor'a Itef iertloaa. '
Lying Is a natural gift; truth la an ac
On woman knows another is Just a
hateful old rat to amllo so sweetly.
Next to foreign polities, u man seems
to find it easiest not to understand horn
It's belter to hav been educated und
learned nothing than not to hav tried
atMetlcs at all.
The number of time a man can make
good resolutions la exceeded only by the
number of time iu can break them.
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