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About Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922 | View Entire Issue (Oct. 25, 1916)
THE am: usiAHA, wauiiaauAi, uoiuniaa zo,
Ellis Company Presents Great
Work in Fashion Worthy
of the Piece.
STASS AND ALL ABE GOOD
B HENRIETTA M. REES
Grand opera upon a stupendous
scale of magnitude and magnificence
was presented to the misv-loving pub'
lie of Omaha Monday evening, when
the second season of the Omaha Re
tailers' course opened with the Ellis
Opera company in the ever melodious
music of "Carmen," Bizet's master
piece, and one of the most popular of
grand operas of all time. The people
hereabouts know when the merchants
give an opening of any sort it is welt
worth attending and they nock to
whenever and wherever it mav be.
was the same last year, for when the
merchants got together and gave i
series of concerts such as they soon-
sored, they, the people, were right
with them from the beginning, and
last nignt at the opening of their sec
ond series, it seemed as u everybod
was there, for the Auditorium was ful
clear to the top row in the gallery,
with only here and there a vacant
seat, while downstairs a great many
extra seats were filled with people
a way at tne oacic ot tne Duuaing.
Performance Exceeds Promise.
"In the production of "Carmen" last
night the Ellis company Droved that
its promises and glowing reports of
tne stars anc tne presentation of the
opera were based upon absolute fact,
the stars were all that had been
claimed for them, the chorus and or
chestra were far beyond any that have
lormeriy visited umaha, and the cos
tumes and scenery were upon a lavish
scale, both beautiful and artistic, and
added to the general effect.
The opera with its tragic story lis
well known. How Carmen the gypsy,
after leading Don Jose to desert his
regiment and follow the life 01 a
smugglers, for her, soon tires of him
and turns her interest to the toreador.
Jose meets her on the public square
before the circus where the bull fight
is being held and in a fit of jealousy
kills her. -. . .
The soldiers the gypsies, the sweet
. lorgiving cnaracter ot Michaela, thi
intense, selfish wilfulness of Carmen
and the exultant toreador furnish
1 many contrasts as they intertwine
with swift action with a dramatic
whole, and they give an opportunity
for music which is masterful, esseti'
tially Spanish in its rhythms, its rich
color and melody, true (a the action
v. men n intensities and portrays.
Farrar Willful Gypsy.
., We had heard Geraldlne Farrar in
concert last year and . we knew that
she was a wonderful singer. But we
ilid not knew what' a remarkable
actress she was until we beheld her
last evenina m the title role. She
presented a vivid and forceful Car
men, consistent in her inconsistency.
and fascinating at all times. Her ana
in the first act, the card, scene, and
in fact all of the manv vocal and
histrionic feats that fell to her share
: were given with the skill and savoir
faire of a great artist
Lucicn Muratore as Don Jose, was
ir, gnificent His voice is of excellent
quality and his acting was sunerb.
Repeated applause greeted the scene
with Michaela'in the first act, his de
livery of the beautiful aria in act
two, and the tremendous climaxes to
which he rose in the third and in the
.last act. The dramatic ostensity of
v the booklet qujtt took one's breath
away. ; .
Helen Stanley .displayed a lyric
soprano voice of great purity and
sweetness as Michaels land charmed
by her beauty and unassuming man'
ner as Well, v ' .
Clarence TfvT(ltthiIl, . as Escamillo,
deserves his stitrc of the fame. He
. made an excellent Toreador. He has
a nig, opuient voice, anq sings and
acts in i way that proves. him well
worthy a place- in such galaxy of
stars. ... .): : .,-.,
Leaser Role and Chorus Charm.
The other members of the company
were without 'exception excellent in
the smaller parts. The quintet in
which Alma -Peterson, Geraldine
Farrar, ' Rita Fornia, Constatin
Ntcolay and Oetava Dua took part
was admirable sung and awakened
great applause. Nor must the duet
. with the cards pass unmentioned, in
which Mme.. Peterson and Fornia
The chorus of sixty, not only sang
tne concerted parts, but sang them
well. The women's chorus before the
cigar factory the great climax with
the toreador's song, and other highly
eiicctrve numoers were to their credit.
To Signor Csmpanini, the director,
too much praise cannot be given. He
dominated the situation at all times,
and to htm a great portion of the sue.
, cess of the evening was due. The or
chestra played the beautiful overture
with great musical. charm, and won ap
plause for itself on each of its purely
orchestral numbers: Throughout the
opera it never obtruded, yet gave sup.
port when needed.' '
The ballets ' and solo dancing of
Albertina Rasch were on a par with
, the general high plane of the per-
several times the audience inter
rupted the action of the opera with
iutliusiastic and prolonged applause,
.1 -u curtain cans were numerous and
.. irjutot after each act.
: Although the opera was not over
i-.itil near the witching hour of mid-
night, hardly a person left the Audi
torium until the close, which is in it-
bctt a tribute.
Protestants and Jews Will
Try Slayer of Anti-Catholic
Galveston, Tex., Oct. 24. Eight of
trie twelve men who will try John
Copeland, a bank cashier of Marshall,
for the killing of Willam Black, an
anti-Uatholic lecturer, in that city on
February 3, 1915, were secured today.
It is thought that the jury wilt be
completed by noon tomorrow. Tak
ing of testimony in the first of the
three cases resulting from the killing
of Black then will be begun. .
Self defense will be one of the pleas
made in Copeland's behalf. Six of the
jurors selected today are Protestants
and two are Jews.
SkMthM Int Onsh ud CoM.
' Dr. (tail's "ln.Tr-Hnr soothM Dm raw
poll, ue eovsk, kill eoia (arms. tie.
Thousands of Dimes in Endless
Chain Roll Into Mill City Office
But the Men They Are Ad
dressed To Hare Decamped
and Dead Letter Office
Gets the Dimes.
25,000 COME IN ONE DAT
Minneapolis, Minn., Oct. 24. Thou
sands of letters, each containing 10
cents are pouring into the local oost-
office daily from women in various
parte of the country who have joined
in an "endless "chain" scheme pro
moted by the so-called National
Brokerage exchange. , v
Federal asrents are searching for
officers of the "exchantre" who are
charged with using the mails to de-
Commission Will .
Fine Ball Players
New York, Oct. 25. President
Tener of the National league takes
issue with David L. Fullz, president
of the Players' Fraternity, who has
protested against the contemplated ac
tion of the National commission in
fining ball players for barnstorming
atter the league season is over. Mr.
lener said .that in each contract
signed by the player there is a clause
in which the player agrees not to play
after the season without the consent
of the commission. . This clause was
inserted, he said, to protect territorial
rights of the different clubs.
lhe National league president de
clared that the commission has power
to nne players for any such infraction
of the rules, but would not say that
such tines bad been levied against the
Boston American players for partici
pating in a game against New Haven
a few days after winning the world's
series. He asserted that the New
York Nationals and Philadelphia Na
tionals and several other individual
players also had violated their con
tracts in this respect and . added.
'There undoubtedly would be a sen.
Pancho Villa Spends
A Few Days Visiting
On the Hearst Ranch
El Paso. Tex.. Oct. 24. Pancho
Villa spent several days on the Santa
Ana ranch near Naminuipa, one of the
Hearst properties, before lie and his
band suddenly left a week ago Sun
day, according to a letter received
here today from the manager of the
ranch. They - were there, the man
ager said, hunting for caches of am
munition, which thev seemed unable
to find, and made their visit a costly
one to the Hearst estate by slaughtcr-
: i . . . . .
ing ouu Dceves ana turning tneir
horses loose to feed in the cornfielt'.s.
Villa was fighting on his own prop
erty Sunday, ijs learned here. His
ranch at Fresno Was acauired bv our.
chase from a German. ' .
dent. W, W. Waddell
Returns With Bride
Persistent rumors of the marria
of Lieutenant W. W. Wadell, officer
in charge of the local naval recruiting
station, were confirmed yesterday
when that gentleman returned from
San Diego, Cal., after a month's leave
of absence, accompanied by his bride,
formerly Miss Lucille Leovy, daughter
of George J, .Leovy, of the exposition
city. The ceremony was performed
October 10. at Coronado. Cat., bv th
army chaplain there. . ,
ucuienani vvaaaeus marriage Is
the culmination of a romance which
began several years ago while he was
attached to the Battleship San Diego,
formerly the California. It was while l
he, was connected with the Pacific
iquadron that he met Miss Lenvv.
Lieutenant and Mrs. Waddell have
taken temporary apartments at the
Hamilton. ,. ,"" " :- ;
fraud. A room in a local business
block, to which all the letters are
addressed, was suddenly vacated three
weeks ago. the authorities say.
Every woman who would send ten
cents in silver and write five friends
urging them to join in the chain, the
"exchange" promised a "new, 1917
model silk petticoat." -,-
"The volume of mail for the 'ex
change' is growing rapidly," said
Postmaster E. A. Purdy, "and today
we received 25,000 lettters enclosing
twenty-five thousand dimes. Thous
ands of the letters have been returned
to the writers, but a large majority
carry no return marks and as a result,
the' dead letter office -i becoming
clogged. Other channels of the local
office are choked, daily by the influx
of mail for the 'exthange'. " .
Thief Takes Picks"
On Jack Sullivan; .
Flowers in Order
The name of Montana Jack Sulli
van is one of considerable renown to
followers of the box fight game.
Montana used to be one of the very
best middleweights in the business
and he still packs a "wicked right,"
also left. , . - ; . .
Sunday some miscreant swiped
Sullivan s $50 overcoat. Seventy-five
cents was the munificent . sum . the
thief collected for the garment at a
pawnshop -where the police later
Yesterday Theodore Adams, ele
vator conductor at the Merchants
hotel, where Sullivan is stopping, saw
a strange man enter Sullivan's room.
Theodore immediately, conveyed the
news. to jack, who was in the hotel
lobby. Jack hiked it for his room
instanter and found the man with one
of Sullivan's suits of clothes, his
shirts and practically all - of his
haberdashery gathered into a bundle
with which the intruder planned to
make his escape.
"What's the big idea?" inquired
Sullivan. The intruder couldn t ac
count for himself sufficiently to con
vince Sullivan of any well-meaning.
tie tried to rush from the room.
Here is where the "wicked riaht.
and also left" comes in. Jack swung
just once. The 'intruder lay in that
one spot until the police arrived.
Moral; pick your man.
Eight Thousand Hogs Burn ' ;
To Death in St. Louis Fire
St. Louis, Oct. 24. (Special Tele
gram.) Eight thousand hogs burned
to- death in a $100,000 national stock
yards, fire in East .St. Louis tonight.
RIDE TO DEATH IN PATRIOTIC SOCIETIES
WATERS OF RIVER ASK BAKER TO QUIT
four Settlement Workers Are! Secretary's Reference to Wash-
Killed as Car Buns Over Open
Draw Into Chicago Stream.
ington's Men Results in Call
for His Retirement. '
TWO WOMEN ARE RESCUED I PETITIONS BEING SIGNED
Chicago, Oct 24. The body, of
Hugo Warner,' an advertising man,
who, with three other persons, was
killed last night when the automobile
in which they were riding plunged
headlong through an open bridge into
Washington, Oct. 24. The Legion
of Loyal Women, a local patriotic or
ganization, held a special meeting to
night and endorsed the action of its
president in signing a resolution call
ing upon Secretary . Baker to resign
the Chicago river, 'was recovered early I because of his alleged comparison of
today by th police. They continued
their search for the . bodies of the
others by dragging' the river. Two
other occupants of the car who were
saved' had been fully revived today.
' Warner, who is 31 years old, was
advertising manager and director of
the firm of Lord & Thomas. He was
master of boy scouts of the settle-
ment. The others, who were drowned,
Mexican revolutionists to Washing
ton's continental army in a recent
speech. . . . .
Officers of several women's socie
ties, including some of those of the
Daughters of the American Revolu
tion, signed the resolution, when it
was circulated here yesterday. Today
Mrs. William Cumming Story, presi-
were: Sylvan Kusel, 20 years, law atu- dent general of the Daughters of the
dent, teacher of English to the for- American Revolution,' authorized a
eign class at the settlement; Miss statement that the society had taken
Lillian Kausner, .social worker in no action in regard to the remarks at-
Maxwell settlement and Hull House, tributed to Mr. Ralr .J ft,.,. k
and Miss Jennie Klausner, her cousin, had never heard of the resolution
teacher in the Jewish Normal train- until she read it in a newspaper,
ins; school. I
Mrs. Henrietta J. Warner and Miss Porker Eatc I linrh With
Sarah Bernstein, both of them settle- LUnCn Wl1"
wuson ana oiks pontics
-Jf- SBr Flavor is not expected of
" 1 1 r ordinary soda crackers. But
ment workers and sociologists, were
rescued. They , escaped from the
closed car and were thrown against
piling, Where they clung.,
The bodies of the drowned have
not been recovered.
The rescued women were so chilled.
it was several hours before they were
iuic to iaiK to laentiiy tnemseives and
the other members of the Dartv. t
The bridge had been open to, per
mit tne passage ot a Doat. i he wom
en agree that they did not hear the
warning signal and that no chains
had been stretched across the road
way. Without warning, until ten feet
from the bridge, the automobile
rolled down a slight incline and
skidded when Warner realized the
danger and applied the brakes.
German Hughes Club
Organized in Lincoln
(Prom a Staff CorrMpondtnt. )
( Lincoln. Neb.. Oct. 24. fSnecial
Telegram.) A German Hughes club
was organized hre this evening at
the Lindell hotel. About forty were
present and tne memoers reported
more ready to join. Officers are:
Nicholas Ress, president; Joe Hinter-
recater, secretary;, fred Springer.
treasurer; and R. Boehmer. corre
sponding secretary. Six vice presidents
TH thoughtless stalker is like a blank
cartridge. He makes a loud noise
but never hits th', target
" -.'l .1 J ,1' I'D UllHliMllHii. ' '
' stop to think,
it's little wonder
that VELVET is .
so good. v Every
bit of it has been
naturally aged lor :
' 1 !s.nd to" I
1 tiro 5 Cotn 1
1 to I
It's DEFINITE that's the BIG difference in this
Studebaker Service. Expect you know all about th
other kinds that promise this or that or invite you to
"drop in if anything happens." ,
Studebaker Service is s NEW development in the field.
When you get your car, a service of DEFINITE dates
are written on a card and given you. On those days, :
your car comes into our garage, and expert mechanics,
go over it make 41 .distinct inspections, oiling and
adjustments tightening up and tuning up the whole
car. And when the( car comes back, it's in tip-top
shape and you are given advice to help you keep it so, ,
Month after month, it gets the same thorough attention.
And the result is that by th time a tew months hav
passed, your car Is not only running like a clock, but
you know how to take proper care of it yourself, and
you know how fo cut your maintenance costs down so
..the bone. ....- -;,..!..
Long Branch. N. T rVt ?a an
B. Parker of New York, former demo
cratic candidate for president, took
lunch with President Wil Ann Inrl.t,
and discussed with him the, political
campaign in New York state.
Uneeda Biscuit are extraordiaatv soda
crackers and have a distinctive appetizing
' Buy lineeda Biscuit because they are
soda crackers with a flavor, but, above
all, buy them for their crisp goodness.
' 5 cant everywhere
Read Want Ads for Profit Use Them for Best Results
E. R. Wilson Automobile Co.
2550 Farnam Street , Omaha
Phone Harney 871
( Pr bhitition ' - : - t
Evils Ruin Boys
If state-wide prohibition HAS saved the boys of Kan
sas, then we want prohibition for Nebraska. If, on the
other hand, the official .records show that in Kansas ,
- many more boys and young men were found guilty of
committing some serious wrong or crime and sentenced
to state institutions, than were sentenced in Nebraska,
then we certainly do NOT want state-wide prohibition.
sentenced inmates Oct. 1, 1915:
Reformatory , 330
Boys' Industrial School. 264
Total for Kansas.
.NEBRASKA, sentenced inmates Oct. 1, 1915:
i Boys' Industrial School..........
Total for Nebraska.
Three times as many young men and boys sentenced to
state institutions in Kansas as. were sentenced in
The promises made by advocates of prohibition
that "Prohibition will save the boys" have not
. come true in Kansas. WHY have they not come
true? What is the temptation that causes so many
young men and boys to go wrong in Kansas?
The Alley Joint Evils
So-called "joints" are part of every day life in prohibition states. In
these "joints" liquors of the vilest sort are dispensed to men and boys
by dissolute characters, both male and female, spreading crime and
debauchery to every part of the state.
These "joints" are "schools of crime" and
with their insidious temptations have
wrecked the lives of countless Kansas boys
and young men.
The fearful evils that follow in the wake of prohibition
constitute a menace to every home in Nebraska in which
there is a boy. The fathers of Nebraska can avert this
calamity by refusing to adopt prohibition.
HOW TO VOTE AGAINST PROHIBITION
The squares shown below will appear at the TOP of the
ballot An X marked in square 301 is a vote AGAINST
Shall the above and foregoing amend
ment to the Constitution be adopted?
The Nebraska Prosperity League
OPPOSED TO STATE PROHIBITION. IN FAVOR OF LOCAL OPTION, HIGH LICENSE
Pmidant, U F. CROFOOT Tr.ur.r, W. J. CO AD $crUry, J. B. HAYNES
Sena for out literature ' OMAHA, NEBRASKA
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