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THE OMAHA SUNDAY BEK: DECEMntiR 2. T917.
Will This Week
Do Their Bit
For Red Oross
R1DAY, December 7. is Na
tional Theater Red Cross
day in nil theaters through
out the entire country. The
receipts frqiu this special
nerformance are to be do
nated to the Red Cross fund. All
actors, musicians, stage hands and ex
ecutive officials are giviiiR their serv
ices to make it the bipgest ever at
tempted in theatrical history.
Those attending the Friday matinee
performance will be exempt from
raying the povcrnment war tax. This
is permitted in this case owing to the
fact that the entire proceeds go to
the organization instead of ofcjly a
From the executive offices of the
big theatrical producers, photoplay
magnates and Vaudeville officials the
tppeal has gone forth. Every city,
town and hamlet In the United States
has responded and all theater man
agers are doing their utmost to fill
their theaters on December 7.
At the Brandeis theater the date
falls during the annual engagement of
"The Bird of Paradise." Oliver Mo
rosco, the producer of this delightful
Hawaiian play, and Richard Walton
'fully, the author, have notified all
members of the company they would
be expected to appear at the special
benefit performance without pay. It
was unnecessary, however, for them
to do this, as the entire company is
heartily in favor of the movement.
The fund will again be swelled by
contributions from, every theater upon
the Orpheum circuit. On Friday, De
cember,?, at 10:45 in the forenoon
h crlvpn a benefit nerformance in
Omaha, at the Orpheum theater, of
which the entire proceeds will je do-
lated to the Red Cross. The vaude
ville entertainers will offer striking
professional acts in addition to which
several numbers will be contributed
by the best known artists in Omaha.
All services will be gratitous, includ
ing those of each theatrical em
ploye. Since it happens that Martin
Beck, managing director of the Or
pheum circuit, is a member of the Na
tional Red Cross committee, he is
eager that all the vaudeville houses
under his supervision should make a
Other Omaha, theaters, will add
their bit to the Omaha receipts, and
it is predicted that this city will more
than turn in the quota of what is
Busby's World's Greatest Minstrels
will appear at the Boyd theater today,
mening with a matinee, for one week.
Busby's minstrels consist of the
greatest aggregation of colored sing
ers and dancers now on the road,
ruc.: r.r,'ti,-mnt rnmedians'are Tacob
Ward, Eddie' Singleton, J. B. Norton,
while the singing numbers are in the
hands of Walter Daniels, Harry Long,
EfTie Moore and Ella Brown. On Fri
day night there will be a buck and
wing dancing contest, open ,r to all
Omaha. Matinees .will be . given to
lay, Tuesday, Wednesday and Sat
urday. When "The Bird of Paradise Oli
ver Morosco's production of Richard
Valton Tully's colorful Hawaiian ro
mance, begins its three days' engage
ment at the Brandeis theater Decem
ber 6, it will inaugurate the sixth visit
it this delightful play to Omaha. It
s promised that the play this timejvill
? - f IP ? &M
eccentric tramp comedian ; Walter
Morrison, Harry Mandril, Scoity
Friodcll an,l Harold t'arr.
A scxre of pretty girls, chosen lc
cause their ability to sing and
dance as well as bccau.se of their
youth and beauty, make up the chorus.
The entire production i new this
season, the costumes, scenery and
st.iKe soilings aie gorgeous and elali
or.itc and have been espn i.illy de
signed lor the production.
There ill hi a ladies' matinee
week. Today's matinee starts at 3.
sued, as compared with 246 for the
corresponding month in l')16. Mar
riage License Clerk Stubhrndorf is
sued 2,(1(15 licenses to wed din ing 1917
to date. This total shows 119 more
marriages contracted in Omaha to
date than for the same period last
ear, when the total was 2,4Ho up to
One of the melting incidents in the
marriage license office occurred when
John Bragd persuaded Kuth Ice to
sign up with him for life.
A sensation was created by the ap
plication of A. German, decorated
with a medal for sharpshooting and
wearing a corporal's clieverons, for a
license to marry Lillian M. B. Nel
son of Council fdiitls.
Cdpt 3?sons Datt$Mers -Ait fie dspu
be seen in an entirely new garb, even
to the famous volcano scene
"Another. "Luana" appears this sea
son in the person of Marion Hulchins,
said to be as naive and childlike as
any of her predecessors. Forest Stan
lev appears as "Dr. Wilson" and
"Dean, the beachcomber," in the per
son of John Harrington, is charac
terized in the best possible manner.
Others in the cast include Jack Ellis.
Rose Watson, James Nelson, Maude
Melville and A. Francis Lenz. Then
thr aro tli native Hawaiian singers
and dancers, who give to the play the
proper atmosphere. Ihese Boys are
rreApA with nnnnlarizinsr Hawaiian
music in this countrvS
The nrineinal charm m The Bird
of Faradise" for many the weird
Hawaiian music and minor ciiants
ik retained in tu 1. from tne mna
j ton, who has the psrt of Rebecca,
makes her first anneaf aliee nn the
stage in an old-fashioned stage coach,
be hind a pair of prancing bays under
the guidance of old Jerry Cobb, the
happy-go-lucky stage driver. Her
aunts are not at home when she ar
rives as she gets in a day ahead of
time, but a bunch of neighbors chil
dren, abetted by the loquacious Mrs.
Perkins, colne in and then the fun is
How she finally breaks down the
aunt's dislike and makes everybody
in the village love her is shown in the
plot, which ends four years titer the
opening of the play with her gradua
tion from the local school at the head
of her class.
"The Lure," which is to be the offer
ing of the Brandeis Players for the
4(f a Z '
is retained in iuu. i-rom mc Hum ..-jv,. ....
hula which shocks the good Mikkin-1 first four days of the week, commcne
ary and his aggressively good wife, to
the closing scene at Mount Pele's
crater, the high Standard of previous
seasons is maintained. Nothing of
value has been lost and much that is
admirable has been added. Succes
sive seasons seem but to increase the
polished finish of a masterly drama.
For seven days, starting Sunday,
December 9, the Brandeis Players
will present "Rebecca of Sunnybrook
Farm," a plav aglow with sunshine
and life. The characters are taken
from rural life. Kate Douglas Wig
gin wrote the book from which the
play is adapted. Miss Anne Hamil-
Little Girls Get Their Bee Dolls
Bright and early Monday morning the little girls
commenced calling for their dolls, because they simply
couldn't wait 'til after school, and really I wish you could
have seen their bright, loving, little faces as they reached
up and took their little treasure in their arms.
Kathryn Newman, who lives at 1413 North 35th St.,
told us how delighted .she was when she saw her name
in The Bee Sunday morning telling her that she had really
won a doll. She could hardly wait 'til Monday to get her
little "Betsy." That's the name she ave her doll. What
do you think," Kathryn said, "Monday night I dreamed
my dolly was lost and I screamed right out loud m the
dark. It woke me up and my mamma, too. She jumped
up and came to see what was the matter. I told her my
Betsy was lost and mamma said : 'No she isn't, you re
dreaming, child,' and sure enough I was. My dear little
Betsy was fast asleep in her little bed beside me, just
where I had put her."
Here are the names of the little girls who won dolls
NAMES OF WINNERS
Hazel Gramllsh, Papillion 314
Dorothy Sterling, 3422 Hamilton 306
Evelyn Maralcek, 5220 So. 20th 27J
Anna Polan, 5801 So. 21st 241
Dorothy Millet, 956 No. 27th. . 237
Beatrice Seymour, 1905 Missouri Ave 232
Vanilla McGreggo, 3701 Vi No. 24th 230
Louise Mace, 1902 Center .225
Dorothy Doran, 3013 So. 16th 209
Darline Swanson, 5662 So. 48th 205
Ten more little-girls will be made happy this week
and I wonder will one of these little girls be you?
TEN DOLLS will be given free to
the ten little girls under 12
years of age that bring or mail us
the largest number of doll cou
pons cut out of The Bee, before 4
P. M. Saturday, December 8. This
coupon will be printed in every
edition of The Bee until then. Ask
everybody you know to save doll
coupons for you. You can win one
of these dollies if you really want
to. Will you try? We want every
little girl in Omaha and vicinity to
have one of these beautiful dolls.
You can leave the coupons and
get your dolly at The Bee branch
office nearest you.
Ames Office. 4110 N. 24th St.
Lake Office, 2516 N. 24th St.
Walnut Office, 819 N. 40th St.
Park Office, 2615 Leavenworth
Vinton Office, 1715 Vinton St.
South Side Office, 2318 N St.
Council Bluffs Office, 14 N.
Benson Office, Military Ave.
and Main St.
ing December 2, is the play that set
trie wnoie country taiKing last year.
The drama is by George Scarborough,
formerly a special secret service agent
for the government. He was en
couraged to write it by Stanley W.
Fitch, head of the federal bureau for
the suppression of the white slave
traffic. This authority has placed his
approval on the Lure as a taithtul
exposition of the theme. This play
has stirred a hornet's nest of talk
since its production in New York,
and has variously been condemned
For the first four days of the week,
the Empress theater is presenting a
htl! nf rvrpntinnal mprit William
Trainor & Co., who head the bill,
have constructed and are presenting
a most interesting little skit, in which
singing and talking play the import
ant roles in the success that follows
them in their tour. All three artists
are the fortunate possessors of
splendid voices. The Tiller Sisters,
two vounsr ladies with natural ability
as comediennes, good singers and
charming personalities, present an of
fering entitled, "More Power to 'Em,''
consisting of a line of descriptive
songs and comedy talk. The Tiller
girls sing one war song that is their
own restricted number, which pleases
and enthuses Ai.ierican audiences.
J. C. Booth and Happy Leander,
"The Cyclist and the Nut," present
"Look At It Now," consisting of a
routine of comedy talk and bicycle
The Four Juggling Normans pre
sent their offering under the title of
"Lightning Club Jugglers." Four
young, bright and snappy-looking
boyish men, prer 'nting a routine of
club juggling, that for rapidity has
the world beat.
Four lions are members of the cast
in the wordless melodrama, "The
Wild Guardians," which comes as
one of the headline features this week
at the Orpheum. Mrs. Gene Hughes
will be seen in a one-act comedy as
nnrithr rf ihf etMlar atfratir,oc
During the performance of George
Marck's Jungle Players the stage is
converted into a steel-barred arena.
The powerful beasts which play the
leading roles in the little thriller
have been remarkably well trained
by Mr. Marck, who is also the au
thor of the play and the chief human
actor in it. "Gowns," by Edgar Al
lan Woolf, affords Mrs. Hughes the
best part she has yet portrayed.
The actress appears as the fashion
able modiste from Paris, Mile. Kelly.
Captain Anson and his two daugh
ters will he ;i special feature. They
offer van amusing skit by Ring W.
Lardncr. All base ball fans recall
Anson as the first captain of the Chi
cago White Sox. He retired from
base ball 19 years ago, at the age of
47. In vaudeville he does a mono
logue comparing old ball players with
new. Leo Beers has established him
self as a favorite in vaudeville. His
crisp stories, his odd little songs, his
skill at the piano and striking indi
viduality have made him a favorite
as a distinctive entertainer. "Sense
and Nonsense," the skit to b done
by Harry Norwood and Alpha Hall,
is a singing and talking novelty with
costume changes. Tom Kerr and
Edith Ensign are musicians. They
tell stories with their violins and give
various imitations. In her gvjsy
costume Miss Ensign is dccicfcdly
picturesque. Eighty-one years of
age, Colonel Diamond appears with
his granddaughter in a .'ketch called
"Youth and Old Age." They pre
sent dances of a past generation and
of today. The nimble-footed dancing
of the white-haired grandfather is a
revelation of long-continued youth.
Vie . J winter in Moscow are to be
shown in motion pictures by the Or
pheum Travel Weekly. Another fea-
ture of the films will be the mili
tary school at Karlberg, Sweden.
At the Gayetv this week are the
"Million Dollar Dolls" a joyfur"group
of pretty maids and funny comedians.
Two and one half hours of merriment
will be offered. There is a big brand
new two act musical comedy revue
entitled "In Doll Land" and in ad
dition there is a host of special fea
tures interpolated in the performance.
In selecting the personnel which is
included in the cast to be seen here
Manager Ira Miller evidently combed
the ranks of burlesque from end to
end, for the completed roster of the
organization fairly bristles with
names well known to, stageland.
Among the people with the company
ane Ede Mae, the charming prima
donna; Gladys Parker, an alert and
pretty soubrette; Norma Barry, a
clever ingenue; Cliff Bragdon, the
n4 Wtd. Matinee.
irmttlmietl from re Srwn.l j
a sonir nvital at (he Itoyd theater, ThrilRy j
evpimiK, Dpi-rmber -0, imtrnit of Jtilla Cutp, 1
vho hns cancelled hrr enpuKomr nt i
Tahleanx of wrll known nOngi were pre- !
eented in costume with euoh rrnt eucceoa
by yonnf people of the German Congie-
(rational church that they will be repealed '
Thursday evening, rwmher 13, at the
Young; Women'i Christinn nMocinlion audi
torium for the benefit of the Armenian
relief. TirkeU will be on eal.? at varioin
druir etoren and at Ihe Younit Women'i
Christian association at a nominal price. I
I Many cities are taking up the Idea of a
national community mnir Sunday after
noon, December 9, at 4 o'clock, the details j
of which were given last week. The Idea ia
sponsored by the American Federation of J
Music Chins, and waa originated by Mrs.
Pavid Allan Camphcll, the editor of the :
Musical Monitor and a former Omnha wom
an. She is rhairmnn of the community
I music committee of the National Council of
Women, which meets In Washington m Dc- j
Considerable Interest Is being nroiined
over the coming concert by Albert Jlabrrstro. !
i basso-cantata, who will make his initial ap-
! nMrtnf. Kef.tr Omfthft mimii' bivers in re- I
cital Tuesday evening, December 11, at the!
Young Women's Christian association audi- I
torlum. He will be assisted by Miss Lillian !
Klche of Lincoln, who has a reputation as a I
'relloist. Miss Nora Neal mil be the iiccom- 1
Minn Marie Mikova. who will be heard in '
I piano recital December 18, received an inter
esting letter of appreciation from Arnold
Volpe recently, following her appearance
j with the Young Men's Symphony orchestra j
1 in New York.
A students' recital was jiien by the violin
and pinno pupils of Mrs. K. II. Znbri-kic at'
her resilience Rtmlio t'ridny evening, No- ;
vembtr 31). The following pupils took part:
Betty Znbrisliie, Helen Zabriskie, Jack
Prall, Johnnie Gloe, Man Mclntyre, Paul
Mitchell, Louise Schnauber, Genevieve Ort-
man, Gertrude Koeper, Myrtle Cloud, Helen
Keed, Mora Sluikerl and Lillian Walton.
Louine Jnnsen Wylie will give the first of
a series of Sunday teas this afternoon at
hr rtti.nce. SK21 Firnam street. At each
of these patherings her pupils will give short
programs for the benefit and Inspiration ol
Ben Stanley aumnincts the third special
musicul service at Trinity cathedral tonight
at 7 180 o'clock, when harvest-Thanksgiving
music will be the theme. Some of th best
anthems in the Trinity library will be sung
by the full choir and sololnta. Organ num
bers will form a part. All seats are free at
these services and welcome' It extended to
Marriage Licenses Show
Falling Off in November
In spite of the number of marriage
licenses issued to soldiers November
this year shows only 235 licenses ts-
m tr Daily Mats., 15-25-SOe
WX1HCM Evenints, 28-50-75e. $1
There's Nothing But "Clast" to tht
MILLION DOLLAR DOLLS bCu.
The show with a million dollar reputation
and a million fnends and boosters. War de
dared on gloom. Beauty chorus of singing
LADIES' DIME MATINEE WEEK DAYS
WEEK STARTING SUNDAY. DEC. 2
Georges Marck's Mrs. Gene
Jungle Players Hughes Co.
In a Wordlett Melodrama In a Sartorinl Comedy
"THE WILD GUARDIANS" By Edgar Allan Woolf
MR. LEO BEERS HARRY NORWOOD & ALPHA
V.udeTllIe't Distinct!. Sene anJ Non,en
COLONEL DIAMOND & GRAND
TOM KERR & EDITH ENSIGN DAUGHTER
And Their Talking FiddU "Youth Ynd Old Age"
ORPHEUM TRAVEL WEEKLY
Around the World with the Orph im Circuit's
Motion Picture Photographers.
The Grand Old Man of Baseball
Captain Adrian C. "Pop" rason
In a Bateball Skit
By Ring W. Lardner
Prices, including U. 5. Government War Tax Matineet, 11c
to 55c. Nights, 11c, 28c, 554 and 83c.
ONE WEEK, Beginning Mat. TODAY
Mat. Sun., Tue., Wed. and Sat.
World's Greatest Colored Aggregation.
DANCERS SINGERS MUSICIANS
Concert Band and Orchestra.
Sunday Mat., 25c, 60c; Other Matt., 25c; Nights, 25c, 35c, 50c, 75c.
Friday Night Prif. Buck and Wief Contest. Upen to All.
EVERYONE IS TALKING ABOUT THE
BLACKSTONE ORCHESTRA Knt.a.T.rJirao
MR. APPLETON Batto Soloitt.
MISS ALMA HUNTLEY The Girl With th. Wonderful Voice.
Special Sunday Table d'Hote Liberty Dinner, $1.00
WEEKLY LUNCHEON, 40e DINNER, 50c
Cafeteria Service, 11 to 8. Al a Carta, 11 a. m. to 12:30 p. m.
Continuout Mutie By Large Orch.ttral Organ.
TUESDAY NIGHT THEATRICAL. THURSDAY AMATEUR.
BRANDEIS PLAYERS PRESENT
THE PLAY THE ENTIRE COUNTRY TALKED ABOUT
Geo. Scarborough's Now
"f'fli Atb l m it e
V-A ! 1 fal i:tk i
More Daring Than
"The Eatiett Way"
More Thrilling Than
"Within th. Law"
)' Matt. Today and Wed.,
Nighta, 15c to 50c
AN FI ARORATF.
ALL NEXT WEEK
Dec. 9 to 15
An Exquitite Production of
"Rebecca " fc2
No Advance in Prices.
BY POPULAR REQUEST
r A CT I VNMP S NOW IN PREPARATION
EAST LiINlNL For production dec. is to 22
(By Special Request)
"A PAIR OF QUEENS"
The Fare of 1,000 Laughs
Will Be Presented On
WEDNESDAY EVENING, DEC. STH
I - V -I -Z.. 1 t" , ,. n ....a
FOUR DAYS, STARTING TODAY
FOUR JUGGLING NORMANS
The Lightning Flashes of Vaudeville)
Tul TRAINER e GO.
"THE SIMPLE LIFE"
"MORE POWER TO 'EM"
Singing, Talking and Dancing.
100TM and LEANDER
"LOOK AT IT NOW"
Coming Next Thursday
TOM LINDSAY AND LADY BUGS A Miniature Musical Comedy.
BABY MARIE OSBORNE, in "THE LITTLE PATRIOT"
EXTRA VAUDEVILLE SATURDAATYB ,f pD. msunday
RANDEIS-- 3 Tii usday Bee. 6
SEATS AND MAIL ORDERS NOW
PRICES 50, 5c, ft.OO, $1.80.
REGULAR MATINEE SATURDAY Tet S?atS tl 00
RED CROSS MATINEE FRIDAY JJeSl OCdlS ?1.UU
By Richard Walton Tully
I Entire New Prgbuction
VPETTER THAN EVER
Americas Favorite Drama
STARTING TODAY, SCREEN SENSATION
THE EMPRESS OFFERS
The Star of "THE COMMON LAW"
RISING TO NEW EMOTIONAL HEIGHTS
CLARA KIMBALL YOUNG
AND HER OWN COMPANY, IN
A STAGE CLASSIC
THIS PICTURE WILL BE
4j15 5:30 10 P. M.
Visit our Matinee and
Aroid the Evening Tremen
NEXT WEEK FIRST HALF
in "THE MOTH"
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