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THE OMAHA SUNDAY BEE: MAT 22, 1010.
Among the Women's Clubs
Xebmka'i Delegate to Biennial Convention of General Federation
Return This Week Dr. Aylei worth Close Hit Omaha Campaign in
Intreit of Woman Suffrage Y. W. C. A. Camp Picnic Headquarters.
NUMBER of th Nebraska delo-
a gate to in Dienmai 01 ma
I (jcneral federation of Women'
I filth ra nf tUm liArtv lf lijO
club woman who supplemented
the club sessions by a v.slt to
the Mammoth cava, Kontucky. The party
left Cincinnati Thursday morning and
planned to return to that city today. This
means, naturally, that the return here of
this pait of the delegation will bo de
layed. Mis. M. V. Cameron, president of the
Omuha Woman's club, was a member of
the excuislon. Kho also plans to vltslt In
South Uend, Ind., so will not return uniil
the. last tills week. Other NobrtiHkanj
who visited tho cuv were Mrs. W. P.
MeaJ of York, Mis. 1.. O. Blmon of Byd
ney. Mi. U. E. lluBcrs of Lincoln, Mis.
L. I. Cowan of Ashland and Mrs. J. N.
Paul of tit. Paul.
The Frances Willaid Women'i Chris
tian Temperance union Instead of the usual
monthly meeting will hold an all day in
stitute Wednesduy In the home of Mrs.
J. A. Taggart. Mrs. K. B. Towla of Bouth
Omaha will give a talk at the morning
session, on "Mexico." In tho afternoon,
ltcv. J. M.v Leidy will speak.
Instead of the usual corps of secretaries
the .Young Women's Christian association
wlll'be officered Thursday night by som
of tho directors of tiie association. But
this ' statement is not so serious as It
corns, since tho change is only for a few
hours and Is to ullow the secretaries a
chance to hold a plculo at the new bunga
low at "Camp c.uiwoeka," Carter lake.
This picnic, will . - .1 closing party, since
several of the sc. .varies leave soon after
lor their summer vacations.
Another closing festivity in Young
Women's Christian association circles is
the large bible study banquet Monday
evening, this closing the year work
for the Blbla department. The pro
gram for this Includes a talk by Mrs.
Byeis on "What the Young Women's Chris
tian Association Stands for as a World
Wide Movement," readings by Mrs. Charles
P. Hobs, violin solo, Miss Qrace McBrlde;
vocal solo, Miss Mabella Bosworth. Miss
Theodate Wilson, religious work secre
tary. Is In charge of the banquet.
The general officers of the national
Women'i Christian Temperance union
and Mrs. Emlla D. Martin. World
and National superintendent of the de
partment of Purity and Literature and
Art, are asking the members of the unions
throughout the country to write to their
senators and representatives, asking them
to support the bill prohibiting the trans
mission of prizefighting news and pictures.
The youngest state representative at
tending the biennial convention o the Gen
eral Federation was Ml Roberta E. Innls
of Alexandria, Ind. Miss Innls, who Is to
years old, waa present as state alternate
Miss Katharine S. Day, chairman of the
. committee on streets for tha Woman'
Municipal league, has Just sent out to the
members of the league a letter whloh car
ries a message for all women interested In
the sanitation and beauty of our towns
and villages. The letter la addressed par
ticularly to those leaving tor their sum
mer residences and asks them to carry
the spirit of clvlo Improvement wherever
'he holidays may taka them. To those
going abroad It suggests that there they
may note idea, and study conditions for
use in the noma work. One pertinent para
graph, which ha application In Nebraska
as well as almost any other of our states,
: "In a series of recent Journeys to friends
houses In the pretty hill towns and coun
try resorts in Connecticut, thus traversing
the western part of the state, and passing
Innumerable villages, the writer has been
bhocked to find that the main impression
gained enrcute haa been that of passing all
the back 'yards and dump of Connecticut
Abroad, we admire the beauty of the Eng
lish villages, their trim cottage gardens
and the prevailing neatness of everything,
as well as the tidy French, German and
Putch villages, while even the somewhat
oiled ' plcturesauencss of the Italian is
never hurt by these great "piles of rubbish,
composed of equal parts of tin cans, broken
bottles, chairs, old mattuesses, brooms, de
cayed poultry and other aulmais, whloh
we placidly allow to disfigure nearly all
our villages. With perfect Impartiality,
and entire absence of oversight from the
village fathara (the mothers In this matter
seem to be non-axtatent), these awful heaps
may be seen conspicuously placed on the
river banks, near the railroad atatlons
'(thus affording the traveler a pleasant
'first Impression), or along one of the
prettiest drives of a town, or by a purling
brook or open meadow. The trail of the
tin can and the dead cat may be said to
be ubiquitous!" '
i Women will manage the splendid naw
; hospital which haa Juat been opened at
' Hempstead. U I. There will be a board
of women managers, a woman superintend
ent and women bouse physicians. This
hospital, which haa Just been opened, is
the first ot a aeries ot hospitals which
it is planned to establish on Long Island.
The S60.000 which it cost was raised by
Mrs. O. H. P. Belmont among the roul--denta
of the vicinity.
Mrs. Ella W. Brown, edltdr ol Our Mes
senger, official organ of Kansas Women'i
Christian Temperance union, will become a
member of the faculty of Faismount col
i... Wichita next year, beading the
I Miss Alice Henry, president of the new
West Side Equal Suffrage association of
' Chicago. Is a native ot Melbourne, Aus
tralia. For thirteen years ihe waa attached
- to the etaft ot the Australasian. She spent
six month In Great Britain, Investigating
; social conditions, before coming to this
country a tew years ago.
Miss Minnie McKay of Conoordla, Kan.,
a a candidate for the republican nomlna-
- Uon as treasurer oi uioua county, ens
now serving her eighth year aa a deputy
m the office ot the county clerk and treas
urer. Miss McKay Is a graduate of the
Concordia, High school and ot Nasareth
academy. There are four women In Kan
sas who hold office as county treasurers.
Los AngeUa now baa probably the only
. woman deputy district attorney In the
' country. bh la Mr. Clara Shoitrldge
Folta, who received a oommlsslon from
District Attorney Fredericks. Tha appoint
ment cam as tha result ot a request from
' the varloua women'i clubs and organlia
tlons which petitioned the district attorney
I' for representation on his staff. The prU
i' mary purpose ot a woman as a member
ot tha district attorney's office Is to have
. her assist whenever children or women
ar concerned In the law. Mrs. Folta Is the
first woman who ever t-erved under the ap
pointment of the governor aa a member of
Ky kwi ut inuUM ff a mlrnx aarfsuu
school and Is tha first woman member of
tha 8tato Board of Charities and Correc
tions. Through her efforts the rrlMon
parole system In California was added,
after she had gained data from tha keep
ers of the largest penitentiaries and re
formatories in the country.
Dr. AylCBWorth, who hue been In Oinaha
for the last week speaking before numerous
meetings, left last ovenlng for Lincoln,
where ho will confer wlch the siate presi
dent, Dr. Inex Phllur'.cU.
Dundee, as represented by the women
who yesterday utter.dcd tho meeting held
In the homo of Mrs. ClisrU-s I. Volltner for
the purpose of hearing Dr. Barton Ayles
worth. Ihu national organizer. Is the pari
of Umahu mot Interested In the question
of votee for women. The meeting yesterday.
afternoun was well uttondO'l and, after,
hearing Dr. Ayleswovth, tli Interest was
focused upon and preliminary action taken
for forming a suffrage league.
Mme. Marie Kraus-Bolto liaa Just cele
brated at her home In New York her fif
tieth anniversary in kindergarten work.
Mme. Kraut-Bolt was a pupil of Frau
Froebel, and speaking of her early experi
"I was almost afraid to oorrve to America.
I was afraid ot the Indians, whom I was
sure I would meet In America. I have al
ways been glad that I overcame this
groundless fear. I shall keep right straight
on with my kindergarten work and some
peoplo tell mo I m good for fifty year
The celebration was given by the Kraus
Alumnao association, wMich is comprised
of pupils ot Mme. Kruus-Bolte.
Miss Mary Drelcr ot the Woman's Trade
Union league has expressed her approval
of tho plan of trousseau insurance which
was suggested to the members of the Chi
cago Woman's Trade Union luauuo a few
days ago. Miss Dreler said that such an
Insurance scheme had been started In New
York among the Italian girl and had
proved successful, furnishing an Incentive
to savo aside from the ultimata object of
providing the girls with trousseau on their
.Mrs. Clara Shortridge Foitz of Los An
geles has been appointed a member ot the
State Board of Charities and Correction
of California. She is the only woman on
the commission and was the first woman
admitted to practice law in her stats.
Miss Emilo Watt McVoa, dean of the
woman's department of the University of
Cincinnati, haa been elected chairman of
the commlttoe of college courtesies ot the
General Federation ot Women') Clubs.
This la an entirely new committee. Iti
duties are to soo that tho ooliego women
who attend tha blennlaj meeting at Cin
cinnati neat month shall hav an oppor
tunity of meotlng ono another. 1
Prof. Mary Jordon of Smith college
epoke the other day at the Colony club on
"Some Overlooked Issue of the Ballot."
This was the first move In the campaign
rhteh tho nti-auffraglsta have started for
the purpose of getting student In the vari
ous women's colleges interested In their
fight against giving woman the ballot,
mlth, Barnard, Vassar, Wellesley and
Adalphl were the collages represented at thr
WEDDINGS IN MIKADO'S LAND
Featere of the Ceremony, tho fre
llmlnarles and the Clos
A Japanese wedding always takes place
In the "sanctuary" which Is to bo found In
every Japanese home the tokonoma, or
elevated placo ot honor. This is decorated
for the occasion with symbolic articles,
such as pine, plum tree, and bamboo, signi
fying long life, peace and honesty; rice,
always offered to tho god; and tha sake
Jugs from which th "butterflies" (brides
maids) pour out drink tor the happy couplo.
Only ten persons are present at th mar
riage tho bride and groom, their parents,
tho go-between and hi wife, and two "but
terflies." The bride takes her place noar
the bridegroom, but, aa befit her Inferior
state, on a lower level. Her veil conceals
her face till th ceremony I completed.
Presently tha "broker" (the mmi who has
brought the couple together) makes formal
nnouncement of the marriage, to the low-
toned accompaniment of singers, without
Instrumental accompaniment, in an adjoin
Ordinarily the Japanese wedding cere
mony has neither religious nor legal for
mality; it is an affair of the families en
tirely. In former times, however, the
priests took a large part In the function,
and .there are indications of a return to
this custom. In 1900, tor instance, at the
marriage of the crown prince, a solemn
Shinto service waa held within th sanctu
ary ot th Imperial palace. Usually, how
ever, the wedding ceremony is simply a
formal drinking of sake by bride and
bridegroom from the same cup. This par
taking ot the rice wine together is an act
as solemn as drinking from the commun
ion cup among christian.
Presently the "butterflies" prepare to ful
fill their office and on bended knoe pre
sent tho two-spouted cup ot sake to the
mouths of tho bride und bridegroom alter
nately, this drinking trom one cup signify
ing their future unity In Joy and sorrow.
From each of thrco tiny cups of different
size tho bride and bridegroom each tuko
thrco sips. After tho third cup tho "go
between" announce that the ceremony Is
ended. "Or to" and "Chrysanthemum" are
now Mr. and Mrs, Tamura, and congratu
lations and feasting are the order of the
day. The groom doe not kiss his brldo
In public; that, in Japanese eyes, would
bo unpardouably coarso and vulgar.
Removing her whito silk veil, the young
Vtifo rises trom her eeat beside tho brid
groom und passes the wins cup to the as
sembled friend. Before the banquet she
rotlrea, and reappears In a different dress,
repeating this three or four times during
tho dinner, if sho come from a rich home.
After the bride and bridegroom have taken
their places everybody present approaches,
bow to them, and offer congratulation.
With each guest th happy pair are sup
posed to drink cup of wine, but thl 1
only pretence '
The wedding feast Itself Is a splendid
and costly affair, with rice served In count
less different ways, oyater broth, and many
other elaborate diahe, washed down with
hot and cold sake.
Early in th vnlng th bride leave
her own home, being carried in a common
kago by two coolie If poor, but In a sump-
tuou norlmoiui, or eedan-chalr, it her
father is well to do. Her departure from her
childhood home 1 mad tb oocaaton for
a display of the symbolism for which th
Japanese are famous. As she leave aha I
carried past a tiny fir whloh haa been
kindled at th dour. In tola are burned her
doll and plaything, to Indicate that she
U passing from girlhood to womanhood.
Wide World Magaalne.
Passing Notes from the World
It. AMP Ml'..-'. THOMAS J.
K BLLY will leave Omaha June
tt for th Ir annual European trip,
Manning to return about 8ep
tember 20. At the last rehear!
of the Mendi Issohn Choir, which
occurred Monday evening last, plan for
tho next season's work disci ased. and
Mr. Kelly outlined tome of the proposed
features. It Is proposed to give a miicol
laneou concert sometime In December simi
lar to tha one so sucessfully presented this
month, and It is hoped to have Mr. Hruno
Sttlndcl, the distinguished 'cellist, for as
sisting artist. Sometime In February or
March the choir plans to give a gala pro
duction of the "Elijah," with orchestra
and noted soloists. Tho management Is
now corresponding with an orchestra, and
for sollsts tCorlnn Hldor Kelsey, tloorgc
Hamlin. Herbort Wltherspoon and others,
are under consideration. The Mendelssohn
' Music for the
Comment by a Matter on Things
Other Things that Should Not Be
Editor of a Local Paper Kay
R. HENDERSON, the musical
authority, had a few thing to
say in a recent issue of the New
York Sun which should be re
printed In every community
which is in any way musical. He
La,, of opera, of choral societies, of
cultlcs, and of orchestras. Here follow the
main portion of the article:
Opera la a very popular amusement and
Ha seductions are sucn that they tempt
many otherwise honusc people to befool
themselves with the belief that because
they applaud tne snouting of tamoua sing
ers they themselves have suddenly gone
musical. Aiasl one is not musical because
he cries "bravo!" when the tenor emits a
hign a or a prima donna greasily simes
down a besmeared chromatic scale.
No matter whether you sit In your com
fortable home in Manhattan or in your
hermitage in Brooklyn, whether you live
n the shores of the Allegheny river or
those of Lake Micnlgan, whether you
wander by the banks of the Wabash or
tnoae of the Passamaquoday, you will
easily learn that the advent of an opera
company upset all tne musical conditions
ot your place.
The moment an opera company rises
above the local horigon the editor discovers
that his paper has musical department
and that it Is his privilege to edli it. The
result very often is that execrable per
formances by inferior singers are cele
brated by many columns of type merely
because the entertainment is opera, whlcu
the editor with hi eyes on the many
thousands of eager seekers after operatic
heroes to worship naturally regards as
more Important than ail tne symphonies
of Beethoven, the passions of Bach and
the songs of Schuloert put together.
When the newspapers taKe tins position
people who have tnougnt little aoout music
are easily led astray. Again, consider tne
harm done to students ot music, especially
of singing. All through this country honest
and intelligent teachers of singing are
striving to develop real vocal artists. Along
comes the opera company and the vocal
students spend their last pennies in se
They go, they ait breathles through the
performance, they hang upon every ac
cent of the famous Mme. This and tne
celebrated Hlgnor 'i nat. 'i he next day they
say to their teachers, "You have always
told us that we should not do thu and
we should not do so, but Mme. This dues
thus and Slgnor That do so."
The poor teacher answers and says unto
them, "That does not make it right."
Whereupon the students with one accord
respond, "But Mme. This gets a thousand
a night and Signor That gets twelve hun
dred and they are famous all over the
world, bo what la the use ot studying so
How la the' teacher to answer?
There Is an answer, a true and beauti
ful answer. - It is that the artist should
take no delight in applause ignorantly
and wrongly given, but should be bound
to teach his public, to admire only that
which 1 good. Perhaps there waa a time
when artists took this lotty stand, per
haps a tew great artists take it, now; but
the operatic stage has so long been a
parade ground that It is hard to find sing
er who do not seek merely to dazzle.
It is Indeed difficult to make a pupil see
that it Is harder to sing a song recital
well than to bellow an act of an opera and
get applause. Yet when a tenor sings
"Hldl aiiliaccl" in concert he soldom ex
cites hla audience as he does when he sings
It In th opera. Even that bald fact ought
to sueift'st something. De-Drive him ot his
costume, hi makeup, his scenery and his
action, and often you expose the poverty
of his vocal resource.
When you have got this idea through
your pupil's head ho answers: "All the
stronger reason why 1 should not study
so hard and should appear as soon as
possible in opera, where success Is easy."
It is certainly the first and foremost duty
of the newspapers to print the news, it is
the custom of skilful editor to print news
that their readers wish to gel, and when
the opera or the circus comes to town
everyone wishes to read all about the
elephant, the giraffe, the tenor and the
in several citlea the problem of provid
ing a certain amount of musical stimula
tion has been salved by tne adoption or
the practice of publishing a weekly article
bearinir on some musical tODlc. This Is a
good custom, and It might easily be mado
the agency ot much instruction in com
munities where Ideals are false.
The musical renorter or critic or editor
(call him what you will) of the local news
paper can offer to his readers matter which
they cannot gt anywhere outside pi a
daily newspaper except iu books which
they could not readily be Induced to read.
They will never get from their magazine
tha sort of matter that a conscientious
music critio will ask them to read.
He will invite them to consider the im
portant fact that the songs ot Schubert
are worthy ot careful study and will pur-
haps suggest to them tha line ot artistic
development by which the German song
advanced from tho stiff utterance ot the
minnesinger to the passionate expressive
ness of Hugo Wolf or Strauss. He may
take up the topic of piano music and otter
a study of the different schools and the
different methods of Interpretation.
Magazine editors, as a rule, appear to
fancy that their readers, so far as music
la concerned, are an army of curious chii
dren without th desire or the power to
regard an art as an art. The only places
In which serious essays on musical sub
jects are printed are the columns of the
newspapers. There is no reasou why this
should not be the case in the small city
or town as well as In Boston or New York.
Thore is no editor who cannot spare a
column a week for the earnest discussion
There is no excuse for making tnis
weekly column the vehicle for the pub
lication of petty gossip sdoui ueraiuuio
Farrar and her wondrous hats, about
Fanny Bloomfleld-Zeisler and Iter con
firmed habits of domesticity or the Im-
P sliding changes In tho choir of the First
resbyterlan church and the approaching
plcnio ot the West Cornstalk Choral so-
QlThe simple truth 1 that there I today
hardly a community of more than 10,000
person anywhere in thi country which
doe not contain enough muslo lover to
make a column a week of real muslo study
worth while. If any reader of this paper
desires to know how the writer of tills
article know thl th anwer 1 extremely
easy to make. He know it by hi corre
tpondence. It la th fervent hope of th present
writer that the time is not fsr off wtiio
every town will have at least one com
mentator on musical topics tcKab. of
writing suggestively, if not with authority.
The country is unquestionably ;uite ready
for this.. Th interest In m;.;!.cl art is
arowing at a marvellou peJ. and though
at present the public appetuu I rather
that ot a hungry man ihv.n that of an
epicure, that at least is a normal condl-
"lf'publlo I to be cultivated to a high
tat th chief agent will not be opera.
That' 1 now, a it alw'uvi ha been and
alwaya will b. disturbing element, in
best taste 1 to be developed as already
noted by the performance of a good
orchestra, by thoso of competent chamber
rouaia organisation, and by th tudie of
a local chorus.
No town is so small that it cannot hav
a choru. It I not essential that till
chorui ihaU number too or U0 voice. A
Plans of the Mendelssohn Choir for Next Season Comprise at Least
Two Public Appearances Stagel and Gossip Deals With Dreams of
Managers, Stars and Authors for the Coming of Another Season : : : :
Choir Is Well prepared to give "Ne Elijah"
successfully, having worked patiently under
Mr. Kelly's direction for two season, and
as a consequence, the members are prac
tical lottsr-perfict In their paits. This
was Illustrated at the recent concert. At
the conclusion of "He That Khali Endure to
tha End" from "The Elijah" the muslo was
carefully pit aside, and tho next succeed
ing number substituted, the members of
the choir not thinking thnt there would
bo a den.nd for a repetition, so that when
In rcsponso to the persistent encoi th
choir wa culled upon to repeat the number
few Indeed of the members had their cop-
that Should Bo Done and
Done What tho Critic or
Do to Help the Art Along
choir ot fifty voice can do wonderful
thin,;, if fifty cannot be obtained, then
prob-oly twenty-five can, and even that
liumbtr tan make good muelo. Thar I
a plenty of part onts quite within the
rang of Its powers. The entire literature
of 11)0 a tapfl.u music fit th fourteenth,
fifteenth and aixtoenth centuries ia open
to iuch a small chorus The treasury of
Enghsn glees and rouras is waiting for
it. The French and Italian, madrigal, the
Italian frottola and the German tafelmuslk
are ready for It.
It Is not Impcrutlve that a chorus shall
givo ' Thu Messiah" or Bach's "St. Atatititw
t'uBslon or Aieiidolssoiui "E.ijan." in
publishers ot choral music cs.ii furnish
iM.ittiuKi.ta of hundreds of good woiks
winteii with the small choir In view. Many
of tliesu compositions contain solos, but
these ao not have to be sung by Mine.
Uaoski or Mr. Bond. 'Ihe local sopranu
and tenor will do. The point Is to excite
tne interest of the town not in the slngei
of tne solo but In th' choir and in' th
work to be performed. Intense pride can
be developed bv the slmola eroedient nf
getting up a contest among th cnouse
of nair a dozen towns wituln easy .each
of each other. Those who have heard
such a contest among the choruses round
about Scranton and W likes-riarre know
what can be done. There are cnoruses In
that neighborhood which need not hesitate
to sing before any audience in these United
Here one final digression must be made.
Poison of opera has entered the choral
vein. No music festival now seems to be
complete without a concert presentation
of an opera. Even "Cavallerla Kusticana"
is thus incorporated In a festival scheme.
There Is no artistic reason why the
"Tannhauser" overture should be played
on a piano. Equally is there no artistic
reason why an opera Bhould be sung in
concert form. If we must have opera let
us have it correctly performed, not roobad
of some ot its most potent elements of
expression. There Is plenty of choral music
and much of It Is fur better than the buik
of operatic music.
The pupil's recital season Is now in full
bloom. THOMAS J. KELLY.
An orchestra and pupils recital under
the direction of Miss Emily Cleve will be
given on Tuesday evening, May ai, in the
auditorium of the Sehmoller & Mueller
Mr. Cecil Berryman announces a recital
to be given by hi pupils, assisted by Mr.
Jack Alvord, baritone, at the Hanscom
Park Methodist church, Monday, May 23,
at 8:15 p. in. The public ia cordially in
vited. Mr. Jean P. Duffield will present Miss
Catharine Cajari, Miss Margaret Koebllng
and Mr. Henry Lots, Jr., Iq a reoital of
piano-forte music in the assembly hall of
the Edward Crelghton institute Tuesday
evening, May 24. Miss Cajori will play:
Gavotte from Suite Op, 1 by D' Albert,
Witches' Dance by McDowell. Finale from
from Sonata Op. 2 by Beethoven and
Antiemn by Chaminade. Miss Roebling
will play Schubert's iScherzo in B flat and
Schumann's Blumber Song. Mr. Lots' num
bers on the program will be Nacntueck by
Schumann, Kammenol Ostttie, Op. 10, No.
Zl. by Kubensteln, and Impromptu in E
flat, by Schubert. Miss Mary McShane,
mezzo-soprano, pupil of Mr. Thomas J.
Kelly, will sing "Dost Thou Know that
Sweet Land,'' trom the opera "Mlgnon,"
by A. Goring. Thomas, "The Little Sand'
man," by Brahms; "Marie," by Franz;
"Thy Songs," by D'Hardelot.
The annual recital ot Mr. Sigmund
Landsberg's advanced piano pupils will be
given Friday evening, May 2T, at the Lyrla
thoater, when the following numbers are
on the program: "Tarantella," for two
pianos, Joacnlm Raff, Miss Kritenbrink
and Mr. Landsberg; "Polonaise," Op. 40,
No. 1, and "Valse," G minor, Chopin. Miss
Blanche Cohn, "Concertstueck," in F Op.
7, Carl Maria von Weber, Miss Stater;
"Cappriccio Brllliante," Op. 22, F. Men
delssohn, Miss Elizabeth Borghoff; "Al
legro Movement," from the concerto In E
flat (two pianos), W. A. Mozart, Misses
Ida and Essie Brodky. Concerto in C. Op.
15, Ludwlg von Beethoven, Miss Grace Sla
baugh. The last four number will be ac
companied by orchestra.
On Monday evening, May 23, Mr. Max
Landow will present Mrs. L. F. Crofoot.
Mrs. E. L. McShane, Miss Frances E.
Nash, Miss Elolse Wood and Mr. Martin
W. Bush in recital at the Lyric theater.
The following numbers are on the pro
gram: Concerto, C minor (first movement),
Saint Saens, Miss Frances Nash; prelude
at Fugue Op. 6, Glavano Sgambatl and
concerto D minor (first movement), Rubin
stein, Mr. Bush; Cortege, Debussey and
Two Etudes, Chopin, Mrs. Crofoot; Hoch
zeltsmarsch und Elfenrelgen, Mendelsohn
Liszt, Miss Wood; Laendlor for two pianos,
Hollaener, Miss Wood and Mr. Bush,
Caprice Melancollque, for two pianos.
Hahn. Mrs. Crofoot and Mr. Landow;
Andante and variations, for two piano,
Op, 4b. Schumann, Mr. McShan and Mr.
At the Omaha Theaters
Otis Skiner at the Brandeis for One Night in "Your Humble Servant"
Xhe Alaskan" Coming Again Margaret Anglin in "The Awaken
ing of Helena Eichie" Comes Next Week "Monte Cristo" at Gayety.
HARLE3 FROHMAN will pre
1 gent Otis Skinner at the Bran
I dels on Wednesday, May 25, In
I his latest and best-liked New
tXsrtl York success. A four-act comedy
by Booth Tarklngton and Harry
Leon Wilson, "Your Humble Servant," will
be the offering, with Otis Skinner In the
stellar role and surrounded by a Frohman
company and with all the lavish Froh
man equipment. "Your Humble Servant"
was made to order for Mr. Skinner and Is
a good fit. The play give a realistic
picture of the Uvea ot several Itinerant
theatrical people, Lafayette Tower and
hi ward, Margaret Druce being the prin
cipals, with a runaway youth, Dick Pren
tice, Jr., the scion of a wealthy house, a a
sort ot acapegoat hero, an aspirant for stag
honors. Tower la pictured a ft typical
stage tragedian, long haired, deep voiced
t"d the conventional stride, alwaya seek-
ku hoping in vain for th stellar
ho,.o rover to be obtained; now reduced
to abject - poverty, again enjoying pros
perity f,nd .iharing his good fortun with
his less fcrtunste brethren. Th plot la
neither overtlrann nor complicated, cen
tering about th live and lov of Mar
garet and Tower, th girl for ft time be
Having that she reciprocated tb tem
porary Infatuation ot th young Prentice,
known on th stag as Dick Carrlngton.
After many heartburns and trying vicissi
tudes Towers succeeds In making ft great
star of Miss Druce and ia about to go his
separate way when Margaret learns that
h lovti Tor and her announcement
of her lov for th elf-crtflcliif actor
lea of th music, and few needed the music.
In addition to "Th Elijah" presentation,
th plan cover an afternoon with th
"Lady of Shlot," by Kendall, (for ladle'
voices), and an evening with the "Death
of Minnehaha." by 8. Coleridge Taylor.
The receipts of tha recent concert fll
a little short of ft. 400. while, the expense
exceeded IflOO somewhat, Mr. Forsetl re
ceiving S400. The choir had a handsome
llttlo balanc in the treasury preceding the
concert, o that It closes the "caann In
fund and In the best of spirits. At tha
Monday evening rehearsal 1000 was unan
imously voted Mr. Kelly, but to th disap
pointment of th chiMr h positively re
fused to accept it, explaining Ms refusal
on tha ground that thr coming season
promised to be an expensive one and that
the org.tnliation should maintain Its re
serve. Tha recnt concert was but an Incident in
the work of th choir, which has well In
hand, beside thu concert numbers given,
"Th Elijah," Mendlsohn; "Requiem
Mass." Verdi; "Hiawatha Wddlng
Feast" and "Death of Minnehaha," 8. Cole
ridge Taylor, and a number of pretty part
songs, among them "Two Cupids," Butson.
Among the numbers to be immediately
taken tip on Mr. Kelly's return will be ev
eral choruses by modern Russian com
poser. These wr read at last Monday's
rehearsal, and all were delighted with
them. During his travels abroad Mr. Kelly
will have the Interests ot the choir at
heart and plan to bring homo both music
and suggestions that will be of help.
Many new application for membership
aro bolng received. Other who wUh to
Identify themselves wtlh this organization
thotild give their names to Mrs. Ionii B.
Lewis, Boyd theater building. The choir
adjourned Monday night to meet the last
Monday evening In September at Crelghton
In accepting the medal presented to him
by the founders of tha New theater of New
York during the visit of the New Theater
company to Philadelphia, Dr. Horace How
ard Furness expressed his unusual view of
the theater and the function of the player.
"A painter," said he, "is restricted in his
hours of work. It Is hardly possible for
him to draw from outdoor nature at night.
A physician cannot be diagnosing and pre
scribing every minute (though some devoted
doctors come perilously near it), nor can
they hold a continuous clinic. But in an
actor's life there ia no Incident that can
befall hlro, no emotion stir his heart, no
throb of Joy or grief that does not minister
to growth In his profession, through ana
lyzing his feelings and by searching for
their true outward expression, This is
restricted to no time, but through every
waking hour an actor may study his pro
fession. "Do you adequately appreciate how fine,
how noble I your profession? You all know
from delightful experience that it is one
of the most fascinating to practice. But do
you fully realize that it 1 in some respect
higher than the painter' or the sculptor's
and that although it la from the poet that
you accept the word, yet it Is your happy
lot to interpret them and endow them with
"I know It is said in disparagement of
your profession that its result are not last
ing and that its triumphs are a fleeting as
is the morn dew on the myrtle leaf, and
very rarely outlast the generation which
witnesses them. But how very different Is
It with actors and actresses! Whatever pro
fessional reward they receive is given on
the spot. In no profession, unless it be that
of war, does public applause follow the deed
more swiftly than on the stage. And then
bow lavish Is it! Did ever poet, pafnter,
sculptor, doctor or divine receive, during
lifetime, such outbursts ot admiration and
of enthusiastic popularity as many an
actor and actress hav evoked?
Adeline Gneea, th dancer, haa gone
to London, where, on June It, she will
wed Frank Isitt, a lawyer, whom she has
known since childhood. She will likely
return to the stage after her marriage.
Ada Rehan may never return to 'the
stage again. She sailed for England, ac
companied by two maids and a trained
nurse. She will return to America In
the fall, but In all probability not to
The Bhubert announced that they would
not produce their summer revue, "Up and
Down Broadway," with Eddie Foy in th
principal role, at th Casino this summer
a early a anticipated. It may not be
produced at all.
"If tha publlo would read mora piny as
literature," aaya Mis Barrymore, "I be
lieve drama of thoughtful purpose, vital
realism, or of poetlo and graceful fancy
would stand a much better chance of popu
larity. I don't know any better entertain
ment than reading a Pinero play. The
stag direction ar so complete and in
teresting that th whol plctur can ba
visualised, even by tb most unimagina
tive.'! Is as pretty ft bit of romatlo and pathetic
aotlng as on could desir. The character
are all true to life, and Mr. 8klnnr's
creation of th role of Laf Tower Is
declared to b on of hi best characterisa
tions, aotsd with hi customary skill,
dignity of manner and flntss.
The new revised Richard Carroll-Gu
Weinberg edition of the "totem pole"
musical comedy, "The Alaskan" will be
offered at th Brandeis for two day, start
ing Monday, May 30. Th company pre
senting the play, beside Richard F. Car
roll and Ous Welnburg, Include Detmar
Popptn, who will bs seen at Totem Pol
Pete; Sidney Algiers, All Rauh, Jessie
Stone, Alic Keen, Etta Lockhardt, Mar
cell Scott and a Urge choru of show
girls, Esquimaux and miner.
Margaret Anglin, attar an abno from
Omaha of vral year, will com to
Brandel theater, Thursday evening, June
2, In her latest success which haa only
rcntly concluded a run of mora than 100
nights In New York City, "Tha Awakening
of Helena Richie," dramatised by Char
lotte Thompson of Margaret Deland'
widely read story of th same name. In
"Th Awakening of Helena Rtchl" we hav,
besides th heroine, th opportunity ot
making acquaintance with that splendid
creaton of Mr. Pland'i fertile brain,
Dr. Lavendar. Th story of th play run
aa follow: Helena, apart trom her husband,
live secluded in th quaint village of Old
Chester la western Pennsylvania, whr
.h Is believed by hir neighbors to b a
widow. Through the good office of Dr.
Lavendar, an orphan boy is brought to her
for adoption, Th sudden death of her
dissolute husband, leaves her free to marry
tha man who haa bofrlcndod her, Lloyd
Pryor, but he resort to equivocation and
subterfuge to avoid hi duty. Accidentally
soma of the village neighbor learn the
secret of her life and th clergyman, after
her confession to him, decided to take th
child from" her, not regarding her as fit
to bring him up. The play Is in four
acts and two scenes, and the snme com
pany aupporl Miss Anglin as in New York,
including Eugene Ormonde, John It. Orau
ford. Wsltor Hotv. Eugene 8hokoypcare,
Halhert Brown. Kthel Down!.-, lUymond
llackett, Sally Williams and Gertrude
Swlggctt. Miss Anglln's ensagement here
Is limited to threo night and Saturday
For the entire week, starting this after
noon and with matinrr on Tuesday, Thurs
day and Saturday, the Kooedia Stock com
pany will present th classic "Monte
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Cristo." Great Mios h been put on
tho staging of "Monte Cristo" nn1 the
assurance la given that th production yl
b complete In every drtuil of cotiima i"f
th great quantity of scenery required. A
Is the plsn at the Gayety. savfral vaude
Mil number will b presented betaecn
the ots. Th play h been cast a fol
Mercedes Miss Halhr
I'htrcnnie Mis WhltuSjf
Mil. Danglar Mls McrtralU
Kufrtt Miss Ilrel
Noitler Mr. D Forest
Kdmund Dani'S I
Count of Montu Cristo. ..; Mr. Van Wlctlioff
Albert Mr. Dunn
De Vlll.fort Mr. Fox
Fernando Mr. Newman
Hsron 1'stiKlar ...I
Abhe Karria (Mr. La al'
Mn. Dante Mr. Parker
(lov. of Chutesu D'lf !Mr. Cok
Sentinel Mr. Burton
Immed'fttely after inn tine? on Tuesday
Miss Holler, the popular loading lady, will
hold a reception on the stage.
For Us hill next wook tho nocriln Stock
company at the Gayety ha? In preparation
an excellent version of the widely read
novel, "St. Elmo." Th- company' new
leading man. Frank Do Camp, will m;.
his liiaiistural appearance In the tlll fr y
of the play,
which will continue for tl
Wednesday Mn.rghVnd Only
May 25. 8ats Tomorrow Morning
Wlffht BOo to $3.00; Mat. BSo to $1.80.
Monday - May 30th
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