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- THE OMAHA SUNDAY I3EF,: DECEMBER 17, 1011.
the baste Idea of 'Tater Fan" was realty
contained In Peter speech about youth.
The whole story and philosophy of
Plnero'a "Mid-Channel" waa condensed
in the speech that told of the perilous
period In every married couple's Hfe.
when, like the ugly spot In the English
Channel, all may be saved through tact
or go to smash for lack of faith.
Almost numberless other examples.
from Shakespeare down, could bo clvon.
But the most recent Illustration of this
sign If It Is not actual test of an organ
ically sound play. Is given In A. E. W.
Mason's fascinating work, "The Witness
for the Defense." Not everybody
familiar with this moving but unmelo
dramatlc account of the Justifiable kill
ing of a brutal husband by a long auffer-
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NIOHTS, COM. SUNDAY
" MATS. XMAt AKDWIO.
C0HA1 n1 HARRIS
CEO. M. COHAN'S B,30"TJ"B
IT W '? ! r
V mm,, -r V. -
PORCH M. COHAN'S sensa
tional comedy success, "Oct
Rich Quick Walllngford." will
at the Brandeia theater
Ha first half of next week.
"Get Rich Quick Walllngford"
l.u inded a solid year's run In Chi
cago, and comes here almost direct from
'the Windy City. At the same time a twin
company has been delighting Mew Tork
for two seasons, and the verdict from
both cities la that It Is not only the best
effort of Osorge M. Cohan, but the clever
est American eomedy of recent years.
"Oet Rich Quick WalUngford" deals with
men and money both absorbing subjects
with a tinge of romance to give It dra
matic flavor.- It shows bow a shrewd
manipulator can beguile the gullible pub
llo which la always looking to "get some
thing for nethlng." J. Rufua Walllngford
and his pal, "Ulackte" Daw, sMIke the
town of BatUesburg, a place of sluggish
ambllloo and Inert capital. With winning
personality and plausible promises Wal
llngford succeeds In gathering the leading
cttlsena of the town to his financial sup
port, and Just when he la ready to "clean
up" and decamp with a quarter of a mil
lion dollars, he discovers that his young
private secretary. Fannie Jasper, has
given him a higher view of life and of
himself. The play Is given In four acta.
In which the laughs coma so fast and
thick that they finally result In one long
continued round of merrtmact. The an
Kagemeat la for four nights beginning
Kunday, Deoenibar M. with mattnses
Cbrlatmaa and Wednesday.
One of the unusual features In "Th
Spring Maid." which cornea to the Bran
dels for the second half of Christmas
week. Is for the first time a description
of the manner In which a com poser write
a miuno "theme" or story la which muslo
alone tells the action without a spoken
word. Even the musically untrained may
understand the technical correctness with
which the work must be accomplished In
opera though the description la told la a
manner of delightful fooling that will
long bring chuckles at Its remembrance.
This descriptive Interlude comes as a
rehearsal fur the play to be gtvsa at the
Carlsbad featlvltlee. aa- a Uy wlthla a
N V'ay. and la built about one of the Quaint
est tales of Grimm's old fairy stories of
a huntsman pursuing a ' rabbit Into the
depths of a wood until the creature was
protected by a bevy of nympha. who Im
plored him to spare Its Ufa Upon his
lefusal the fairies Invoked a violent storm
and the huntsman found himself lost In
the wilderness until he encountered a
water sprit who touched a rock with her
wand and brought forth a refreshing
spring and then led him forth from the
forest that he might proclaim to the
world the beneficial qualities of the Carle
In the merry description of the "theme"
there la UunUiuaa In the rollicking horns;
the Three Trees, each brought to mind
by a varying Cutter of notes; the baa
toons and tubaa tall the story of the
bubbling spring, and "The Pretty Little
Habblt" Is pictured by the funniest of
skipping rhythms and runs on the flutes.
At each repetition of The Pretty Little
Itabblt" phrasing, with a nonsensical ac
companiment that only a composer of
humor could write, the womptete theme
trrow lDto.rllnwi and the audience has
had a lesson In musical construction that
not even the rollicking fun of Its descrip
tion can completely efface front mind.
Jaa Kubellk la to play at the Brandels
on January U. During his absence from
the CnlUd Biates and Canada Kubellk
has played for royalty, tur profeestoua!
coiinolaocurs and for the general public
In almost all the continental couatrtea of
Lurope. In every Instanc It la a matter
of record that his reception could ecaroely
have been excelled In point of enthusiasm.
L'rre flawless technique of this gifted
inuilclun, his temperamental Qualification
and compelling personality bare con
uuercd audlenc after audience.
One f the Important engagement of
the theatrical season will be that of
iilanche Ring In "The Wall Street Oirl."
vitedultd tor boyd'a theater for four
days beginning Sunday, December H A
av;w musical comedy haa bees accorded
i;:::;vv i iv:;': ' I ' N i A Jfk.Z&reseVe Avoids Iffi&rrAxooK
I 1 , . v, m , , ' 1 aVo "N. -
J?m2wc2foTJ22 -Jt &rQrpleum Sam Hrna-At Orphezixa.
th highest of prats from both critics
and publlo In every city she hsa visited
this season. With an Interesting story,
tuneful music, clever comedy, stunning
chorus and with breciy buoyant Kianche
Ring with her charming smile and mag
netic personality, th theater patrons are
promised an entertainment well worth
Th Wall Btreet Girl" Is the work of
Margaret May, who wrote "Baby Mine"
and Edgar Belwyn, author of "The Coun
try Boy," the lyrics are by that well
known writer of popular songs, Ilapgood
Burt, while Karl Iloschna composed the
muslo, Mr. Hoschna wrote the muslo
for "Madam Sherry" and "Three Twine"
and It la said that he has contributed
soma very tuneful numbers to "Th Wall
Street Girl." in fact th muslo is of th
kind that lingers In th memory.
In "Th Wall Btreet Ctrl" Miss Rin
plays the role of Jemima Greene, daughter
of a Wall street broker. Her father Is
disappointed In not having a soa and so
brings her up in mannish fashion. She
ntara her father's office, delves In high
ftnanc and Is Interested only la business
life. When a westerner arrive In New
Tork with a gold-mining proposition, she
not only takes a half interest In the
mine, but Jakes an even greater Interest
In th man.. How th mine saves the
broker from financial failure Is cleverly
worked out by the co-playwrlghta, and
tha story la told In a consistent manner.
Miss Ring wlU have a half a dosen now
songs which she will sing In her
Inimitable manner. Her chorus Is said to
b th most stunning on th road . this
season. Harry Ollfoll Is being featured
In the chief comedy role, while others In
the cast Include William P. Carleton.
Clarenoe Oliver, Charles Wlnnlnger,
Maud Knowlton. Florence Shirley and
The week at th American Is to be de
voted to fun exclusively. In order that
this may be possible, a play haa been
selected In which not a suggestion of
anything but fun can be found. "Hetfo,
BUI I" Is to be the offering, Ul u wViII
b presented In such a way that the per
formances will oyer flow with merriment.
In order that the Chrtstmse spirit will
utterly prevail. Manager Woodward Is
going to act as an aide to Santa Claus.
The receipts of the Tuesday matinee will
be contributed to a local Christmas tree
fund, and at th matinees oa Thursday
and Saturday each child In attendance
will receive a gift, dolls for the little
girls and toys for the little boys. This
will make the matinees Important events.
The evening performance will be Just as
Interesting. The play will go on Sun
day afternoon and run all week, with
tha castomary matinees. (
A tha headlipe attraction at the Or
Pheuin this wesk, 8am Mann and his
players will preseut "The New Leader."
a delightful comedy written by Aaron
Hoffman, th well known playwright
The playlet shows the lltUe-known weekly
event In all vaudeville theaters, the re
hearsal before the opening performance.
The absence of the orchestra leader la
a cause for much confusion at first, but
as soon as tha substitute arrives the re
hearsal begins and many fuuny situa
The Seven Belfords. feet posturers and
agile athletes, give a very entertaining
aot constating of foot Juggling and other
acrobstlo stunts. They have a peculiar
style which is entirely original.
Dave rerguson, ths storlstte oomedlsa,
will come with a wholo fund of cordial
fund of comical stories and new Jokes.
Pauline Moran, the singing comedienne,
one of the most pleasing acta on th
bill, has a winsome personality which
makes her popular wherever she appears.
Alsaco and Lorraine, In a musical pro
duction, will feature the Alsacephone.
"The violin with the human vojee,"
Among the Instruments which they play
are the violin, cello, saxaphono and
chimes. Ward Baker, violinist, will give
several beautiful selections.
Chick and Chlcklets will glv a unique
oomedy novelty Introducing the cyollng
dolt In addition to a number of diffi
cult feata, they do many original bicycle
stunts, the most Interesting and excit
ing being a loop and a somersault on a
Tha headline attraction at th Orpheum
during Christmas wsek will be "A
Romanes of ths Underworld." written by
Paul Armstrong. Twenty-three charac
ters are In the cast, sacb deplotlng a dis
tinct type as seen In th New Tork crim
inal court. Th story la baaed upon a
false charge of burglary being laid
against a young man by a political boss.
Three scenes ar In th play, "Tha Court
of General Sessions, New Tork;" "The
Bridge of Sighs" and "The Tombs."
That funny little Dutchman with th
funny slide, Billy W. Watson, and ths
"Girls From Happyland" will be the at
traction at the popular Gayety during
the coming week, starting this after
noon. This season's offering consist
of two bright and brilliant satires. In
eluding a new version of the two ever
lasting fun creations, "Two Hot Knights"
and tha O ay Modiste." There Is . no
end In the display of charm, grace,
frivolity and merit, forty girlies furnish
ing their sweetest smiles and inelodloa
to those fond of feminine loveltnaas.
The Gayety la particularly fortunate In
securing one of the strongest bookings
of the season for what Is known In the
theatrical business aa the poorest week
In. the year. Billy Watson's popularity
her will make him a most formidable
roe to Santa Claus. As usual, .nsre will
be a tired shoppers' women's dime mat
inee tomorrow afternoon.
James IL Curtln and Sim Williams
bring their famous "Broadway Gaiety
Girls" to the Krug today, commencing
with the usual Sunday matinee and con
tinuing throughout the week. "In Search
of a Widow and Two Lucky Tramps."
a two-act musical oomedy, with musical
settings. Interspersed with plenty of
features, novelties, senaatlons and vaude
ville specialties. Is the offering. The en
tire prodactioa Is under the personal di
rection of James IL Curtln and Sim W11
llame. It literally bristles with fun of
ths wholesome, spontaneous and endur
able variety. There Is not an objection
able line In th entire piece. Nevsrthe
lees, the action Is spirited, the comedy
uuctuous and the muslo of ths kind to
gladden tha heart and make life worth
living. Forty people are In ths company,
Including twenty of ths sprlghtUeat and
daintiest young women gathered aa on
stage. Yanna. the girl with the dreamy
eyes, will be the extra attraction.
DUarracofal Coat act
of liver and bowels. In refusing to act. Is
quickly remedied with Dr. King's New
Life Pills. Easy, safe, sure, ffrc For sale
by Beaton Drug Co.
3i?ly Wihcm -At Sr
Tales of the
Stars that Shine
The Irish National Theater society ' of
Dublin, whose players are now at the
Maxln theater, have demonstrated that
altruism m the management of a theater
Is not an Impracticable ideal. Th direc
tors of th society. Lady Gregory and
William Butler Teats, not only have given
the Irish players a share In the proms
of the Dublin theater and of the present
American tour, but fhey have permitted
them to hav a vole In certain business
affairs of th theater.
' Y eater-day the players agreed to sign a
contract with George C. Tyler, managing
director of Liebler & Co., under whlcn
they will add another month to thslr sue
eeesfut and profitable American engage
ment. Lady Gregory submitted the pro
posal to the players last week for their
consideration and decision, for they had
th deciding word whether they should
remain In the United States aa additional
month or return to Dublin at the end of
the period arranged for the American
tour, nineteen weeks.
The players discussed th proposal all
week, and the last one signsd the agree
ment yesterday. Some of the players
wer averse from remaining an additional
month, not because they were grieved at
the violent opposition of a small propor
tion of ths first night audience to "The
Playboy of tho Western World." but be
cause they were homesick for "dear, dirty
old Dublin," as they fondly call the city
of their birth.
American players undoubtedly will be
surprised to learn that any band of play
ers la given a voice In the settlement of
such Important commercial affairs a the
extension of a contract, but that Is the
seemingly curious privilege of the Irish
players. A committee of the Dlsyers In
Dublin Is consulted on various matters
relating to the theater. They cannot veto
the production of playa selected by the
directors of the Abbey, but they have the
power to point out that a bill Is un
necessarily sever on them and Indue th
directors to alter the bill for that reason.
They, also, have a voice in the decision
of other matters concerning their own Im
mediate Interest a
Tha profit sharing plan Is working very
satisfactorily and the players are highly
pleased with It Under th royal lloense
under which the Irish players operate the
directors ar forbidden to share in th
pronts. It Is a labor of love with them,
Profit sharing is an undreamed of heaven
to American players, but the Irish
players hav already entered into that
paradise. Th eharee ar arranged pro
portionately to th salaries received.
Members of ths company ere not per
mitted to share in th profit until and
after they hav been members of the
company for two years.
-Another heavenly Ideal, la the minds of
American players, has been attained by
thee Irish players, thanks to ths kindly
Interest la the players' welfare manifested
by Lady Gregory and Mr. Yeats. Th
Irish players are engaged for fifty-two
weeks In the year, so that their salaries
ar as regular as those of bank clerks
and all others engaged on yearly aalartea
Thus the Irish players receive pay for all
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rehearsals, a thing which American
players permit themselves to dream of
only occasionally. That Is not the end
of the benevolence of this Ideal, com
munal company, for the Irish players
have two vacations In the year, two
count thenw-one week at Easter and six
weeks later In the year, or seven weeks
vacation every year on salary. , -
It ts not to be wondered at, therefore,
that these Irish players are a very happy
family and are not to be tempted away
from thetr Ideal existence In Dublin by
offers of larger salaries to remain In
America, where they would have to sub
mit to the laws of the American theater,
which, so actors assert, are not drafted
and passed solely with an eye to the
amelioration of the conditions which
American actors and actresses complain
of loudly now and then.
Among people who know the Alps there
Is a saying that the Uatterhorn. which
bulks so hugs to the naked eye that no
words seem to fit It, Is beat measured
and understood by a close scrutiny of
one of the numberless mica flakes out
of whloh the whole mountain Is mada
Every well built book or play likewise
uas Its single mica flake, or unit, that
tells In little what the whole play tells
tn full. This Is one' way of determining
the subatanoe of a play that pretends to
Importance. Certainly It Is true that
all plays written by such English play
wrlghta aa Plnero, Barrio and Chambers
and by such European authors as Ros
tand. Hauptroann, Sudermann. and most
reoent of all. Klstemaeckers. contain
somewhere a slngts speech, which' give
the whole play la a little. For example.
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Dlraet From 2 SEASONS In NEW YORK -1 Yar In CHICAQO
THE PLAf THE I7J0LE OWU IS RAVINS ABOUT
Mall Orders Wow Accepted, rrteee, nights 5o to gaj Mats. 5o to tlO.
SWAT. )r6w Of BAT.B
DEC. 28-29-30 THE SAUCY VIENNESE OPERA!
ths piquant BnngarlanaViima Donna who created the title role la Tleanla,
an unusual oompany of 4, original Ballet aad Spring Kald Orohestra,
Trices for this attraction 3 oo, S1.60. joo, 76o, 60o. Bat. Mat. tl.60 to 5o.
Mail orders with checks filled la order. Kegnlar sdat sale Toes., Deo.
, fare rifyliiti'tsu-CsifriaM UPdi'fe Audience
BOYD'S 4 '..oT Dec. 24th
CHKISTMAB AMD WEDNESDAY MATINEES ' -
TUB WAXIi BTREET dim I., with XAJLBT GILTOH. mf
In a Sparkling Mimical Comedy.
Captivating Chorus Catchy Songs Tnasf ul Muslo.
' Prices 60c, 75o, $1.00, 11.60. 12.00; Matinee-S5c, (iOc. 75c. 11.00. $1.50.
Beat Sale Tomorrow at 10 A. M.
Phones, Doug. 494. Ind. A-1404
Matinee Every Day, 2: 13.
Every Night, 8:15.
Week Starling Matines Today
And His Players, In
"Tho New Leader" .
By Aaron Hoffman
7 Belfords 7
Feet Posturen and Agile
The Storiette Comedian
Ale4fA anil I Arrainn
Siiieuww MiltS BSWSS1SSS1V
In A Musical Production, Feat-urine-
tho A laapanhnna "The
Violin with the Human Voice"
America's Most Soulful
Chick and Chicklet
"THE CYCLING DOLL"
Unique Comedy Novelty Act.
Projecting the Latest In Ani
Orpheum Concert Orchestra
15 Talented Artists 15
Prices Night, 10c, 25c, 60c, 75c
Matinee 10c, Beat Seats 25c,
Except Saturday and Sunday.
11 A. M. to 8 P. M.
40 and SO cents.
A meal for particular people. Our
coffee and pastry has sained us
much favorable renown.
1510 Dodge St. C. N. Ball, Prop.
Open all night.
WEUA and XtVESCXUaVS EITIATZOsTA& Prodno
tion of ths Masterpiece of Joyous Melodies and raeoln
atlng momaaos which balds opera lovers enthralled.
The Spring L?J3aid
mkti fJJAf, 2.3 J HAK 4:30
PEST SEATS, 50c
IhG Brogdway Gaiety Girls
The Girk W th ths Dreany Eyes
, AND A CriOXU OP
it made Droadway alt up)
It'll mako Omaha Roar
DeTOted to Strictly Btls-h cmd
i EztraTaa-ansa and YaadaTlil
TWICE PAlLYMAT. TODAY
of the aration .
W A T CHTV
AUas "Slippery Bill"
SAJTTA OXAPS' OMXT 0POiAxuJf
That runny Little Satohmaa With
That runny Little Slide and
THE GIRLS FROM HAPHfLAKD
carmxsTMAs murr-H Bay yon
motker-la-law a season ticket to the
Oayetyt guaranteed to remore that
1 wouldn't be surprised If re
quested by the BuHlneas Men'a
Association to cancel B.lly Wat
son's engagement In order that
they might unload their Christ
mas stocks. Billy la certainly
going to pack 'em in this week
the worst week in the year for
K. ',. JOHNSON Msr. Caver
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Evenings aad Sunday Matinee
iao, sto, aoo and 7 So.
'ES Mats. '15c & 25c tr&
Chew ram if yon like, bat bo smoklatf
LADIES' ff At Any Week
TICKETS IUC Day Matinee.
Baby Carriage Garage In the Lobby:
Certified Milk for the Aaklng.
11 THEATER Il
O. O. WOOSWAJLB Manara
AU Week Commeaolng ,
Matinee Today, With
Katlaees Tuee, Thara, Sat,
MISS EVA LAHQ
' aad tha
WOODWARD STCCX CO.
Tuasday Matinee Xalf of Beoslpts
OHvea so the Bally Vews Xmaa Dla
asr read for the root
Monday Matinee. Bee. ta. Xmaa. a
SoaTsatv r ho tog-rep h Calaadar of
Miss Sra taag ivea to each lady.
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