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As Jennie Summers in "James Boys in
Z. Missouri," at the Bijou Next Week, i.
Bijou"The James Boys in Missouri."
"The James Boys in Missouri"
is the melodramatic production that
will be seen at the B13011 next week.
The Wednesday matinee will be made
a souvenn occasion.
Stirring incidents based upon the
career ot the famous Missouri despera
does have been woven into the play
with a prettv love story running thru
ana some clever comedy.
METROPOLITAN"Dark" for three weeks, except Saturday
afternoon and evening, when the University Seniors give
their class play, "The Pledgling."
ORPHEXJMSeason closed.
BIJOU"The James Boys in Missouri," melodrama. All the
week with matinees Sunday, Wednesday and Saturday.
LYCEUM"Dark" for three weeks. Ferris company playing in
St. Paul.
UNIQUEContinuous Vaudeville. Bill changes Monday. Daily
performances at 2, 3:30, 8 and 9 -.30 p.m.
DEWEYThe "Dainty Duchess" company in vaudeville and bur-
lesque. All the week with daily matinees. Ladies' perform-
ances Friday afternoon and evening.
While others have attempted to ever given on the Lyceum stage.
build dramas around the lives of the
pieturesque James boys, none have suc
ceeded in building so well as the pres
ent playwright. While the name is a
daring one, the play is on a highly
moral plane and furnishes interest and
excitement from the first curtain to the
The life of the James boys is shown
fiom the time of the civil war until
2 the assassin's bullet fired by Bob Ford
ended the career of Jesse James. The
famous Blue Cut train robbery near In
dependence. Mo., is put on with won
derful stage effects. It is a most real
istic train scene and is one of the tri
umphs of the stage carpenter's and
i scene-maker's art. The play is not a
I "blood and thunder" one, but a clean,
Z' thrilling melodrama and played by a
I large and competent companv. The
companv carries its own scenerv and
I has realized substantial suceess every
i where.
LyceumClosed for Repairs.
1 For the first time in 142 weeks, the
I Lyceum theater will be dark next week,
and for two weeks thereafter. Manager
Dick Ferris had planned somewhat ex
tensive repairs to the pretty theater,
some qf which are being made now, in
cluding a number of safety exits. Dur
ing the three weeks' absence of the
Ferris Stock company the house will
be given a thoro overhauling, and put
in apple-pie order. The lobby and a
part of the theater proper will be re
The three weeks will be spent in St.
Paul, Where the Ferris Stock company
will present a number of its most strik
ing successes at the Metropolitan opera
house. The entire company, several
carloads of special scenery and prop
erties, and a number of the theater staff
will be used in the St. Paul engage
ment, which will open tomorrow with
"When Knighthood Was in Flower."
The second week "The Holy City"
will be given, and the last week a
double bill, including "Little Lord
Fauntleroy," with Clark Marshall in
the title role.
Sunday, June 11, the Ferris company
will return to its own theater here, in
a production which the management
promises will be the most elaborate
Pietty song and dance artistes at the Unique next week
UniqueContinuous Vaudeville.
The Unique theater will remain open
continuously all summer, being the only
playhouse in the city to follow this
ipolicy. The Unique has had a prosper
ous season, proving that the plan of
hour-and-a-half vaudeville entertain
ments of a refined character repeated
four times a day at moderate prices is
decidedly popular.
For the coming week are announced
the Misses Ileclow and Wheeler, said
SJ ,4'
With the Dainty Duchess Company at
5: the Dewey Next Week.
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DeweyThe "Dainty Duchess" Bur
lesquers. The home of burlesque, the Dewey,
will have the kingpin of all burlesque
attractions next week, when L. Web
er's "Dainty Duchess" company comes
to this popular playhouse. Manager
Weber has spared no expense to keep
up the reputation of his company, ana
the pertormance fairly teems with good
things of vaudeville.
The first burletta is entitled "Who's
Liar" and just bristles with pretty
girls, ensembles and musical numbers.
to be extraordinarily clever song and
dance artists John B. Murtha, a sing
ing and story-telling comedian and in
strumentalists who accompanies himself
on various musical instruments Leon
zo, the juggling butcher the Hines
Kimball troupe of acrobats, four in
number, and little Irene Mason in illus
trated ballads. A laughable series de
scriptive of the adventures of Tom,
Tom, the Piper's Son, will be fea
tured in the motion-picture exhibit.
The action is fast and furious and
serves to put the audience in good hu
mor for the entire evening. The'vaude
ville poition of the program is fur
nished by Charles Robinson, the Bowery
Hobo James and S adie Leonard, com
edy sketch Frederick and Frederick,
musical comedians Ranzetta and De
Lair, comedy acrobats Janette Woods,
soubrette Hurd and Fowler, charming
vocalists. All these names are ones that
will serve to "draw, as they are all well
known for the excellence' of their en
tertainment. The closing burlesque
consists of thirty minutes of good, clean
crisp comedy interspersed with songs,
dances and medleys, and is entitled A
Day at the Sea Shore." The entire
is of the usual high cali
er furnished by Mr. Weber.
Metropolitan.After The Burgo
master" engagement, which closes with
a special performance tomorrow night,
the Metropolitan will be dark for three
weeks, opening again for one week on
Sunday night June 11, when the bril
liant singer, Grace Van Studdiford, and
perhaps the best comic opera since
"Robin Hood," De Koven, Klein and
Cook's '"Red Feather" will be seen
for four nights and a Wednesday mati
nee. DeKoven's music in this produc
tion is of that inspiring order that
makes it popular with all. Charles
Klein's book tells a clean, bright story,
full of strong dramatic situations and
told with a text full of wit and flashes
of merriment. There is not a dull mo
ment nor a rigid line in the entire
opera. And Charles Emerson Cook's
lyrics deserve no little praise his
"Merry Cavalier" and "Garden of
Dreams," are two beautiful numbers,
while his stein song, "The Prince or
Good fellows," is a favorite with col
lege gatherings.
The last half of the week of June 11,
The Minneapolis Journal Cadet band
makes its bow to Minneapolis: Its
first public appearance was this after
noon when the new band under the diclaim
rection of C. C. Heintzeman, its direc
tor and foster father, gave The
Journal a complimentary serenade.
The Cadet band is the postgraduate
course of the Minneapolis Journal
Newsboys' band, and will carry the
honor of that famous troop of musi
cians to higher planes and more dis
tant scenes.
From as lively a bunch of mischiev
ous and reckless newsboys as ever
"hustled" papers there has been de
veloped by painstaking effort and in
telligent direction a highly finished
band of skilled musicians. No raw ma
terial could hardly have been more un
promising than the Journal Newsboys'
band, organized in the fall of 1897.
Every one was a typical newsboy in all
that the term implies. They did not
know a cornet from a tuba and knew
just a little less about music than
about Sanskrit. Their average age
was about thirteen years, and this is
about the worst period to take the
boys, and an endeavor to form a band
seemed a hopeless task. Strong faith,
sturdy perseverance, and above all
ability and enthusiasm were required
not only to keep the boys together, but
to teach them music. Those who re
member the first appearance of the lit
tle red band in the Memorial day pa
rade of 1898 will remember how they
struggled thiu their elementary selec
tions and covered themselves with pers
piration and glor$ for their earnest ef
fort if not for their music. Those who
heard the Journal Newsboys' Band of
seven years ago must note the vast dif
ference in the work of 1898 compared
with that of 1905. There were 45 boys
in the first band and the highest num
The management of the Dewey thea
ter announces the musical treat of, the
season the week of May 28, in Helen
May Butler's Military Brass band, an
organization that is touring the world.
Forty musicians are in the band.
Among them are Florence Hamilton,
trombonist Petite Vashti, Italian horn
soloist, the youngest artist on this in
strument in the world, and Ora Sneary,
with Saturday matinee, will witness
the appearance of E. H. Sothern and
Julia Marlowe in a repertory embrac
ing "Romeo and Juliet," "Much Ado
About Nothing" and "Hamlet."
Bijou."Vivian's Papas,' 'in which
Caroline Hull is to appear at the Biiou
for a week commencing May 28, dis
closes many glowing and realistic
scenes, typical of the life career of "a
flippant chorus girl. The author is
Leo Ditrichstein,,whp also wro^e "Are
You a Mason.'{' "Vivian'sr Papas"
Saturday Evening, ^WTf^3P THE MINNEAPOLIS JOURNAL. May -20, 1905.
ber ever called out for a public appear- his work to entitle him to promotion.
ance has been sixty pieces, tho more
than this number is available.
The Minneapolis Journal Cadet band
is made up entnely of graduates of the
Journal Newsboys' band. They are
the boys of seven and eight years ago.
Fine Military Band Organized by Prof. Heintzeman From the Clever
Graduates of the Minneapolis Journal News
boys' Band.
Now they are men not only in physique,
but in years and having come "to man's
estate they purpose in the future to
a man's privileges. As the folder
members of the Journal Newsboys'
band, they have withdrawn' to give the
younger element the same chance they
had. Every member has joined the
Minneapolis Musicians' Protective asso
ciation, and being affiliated with that
union, they are avahble for any occa
sion on which a military band can' be
In other words they are professionals
looking for professional work, and in
point of ability are willing to take their
chances with any military band in the
There are twenty-six in1
the organiza
tion, and they include the most capable
of the newsboys. Most of them have
been under Mr. Heintzeman's watchful
care for more than seven years, and
have studied assiduously. Their prep
aration has been systematic and intel
ligent, and each man is in consequence
a finished player. Their first profes
sional engagement is for the season at
the Wonderland, where they will give
concerts every afternoon and evening,
beginning May 27.
The Jourti&l Newsboys' band will be
continued, of course, and it will main
tain the high standard of excellence it
has attained. Ever since the first or
ganization, there has been kept in re
serve a preparatory class of about forty
boys from whose number have been
drafted such lads as made the best
progress in mastering the instruments
assigned to them. The preparatory
school supplies the newsboys' band and
the latter furnishes recruits for the
cadet band, in which a place will event
ually be provided for every newsbqy
musician who shows enough interest in
HaVing already put in eight years of
self-sacrificing work on his cadets, Mr.
Heintzeman will continue until he has
formed one of the finest military bands
in the countrysecond to none and
equal to the best.
Woman's Military Brass Band
Coming to the Dewey Soon
another expert artist, who plavs several
brass instruments in a manner that
shows her to be without a rival.
The Butler band has appeared as a
special attraction at the women's ex
hibition at Madison Square garden,
New York, and at the world's, fair,
St. Louis. The musical program will
va~ry and will open with popular selec
tions Sunday, Friday and Saturday
nights, the latest rag-time airs.
has enjoyed long runs in New York and
Chicago, and the original production
will be shown here.
All the Way the Bight Road to Chicago,
Kansas City and Des Moines.
The Chicago Great Western Railway
has three trains daily each way with
new equipment making the fastest time.
Trains leave and" arrive at convenient
hours. FOIL further, informatio'tf apply
to R. H. Heard, General agent, corner
Nicollet avenue and Fifth street, Min
neapolis. a *-i j$f
-Photo by Miller.
There are few towns of any size in
Minnesota that the News Boys' band
had not visited, and in addition it has
traveled quite extensively. There is no
boys' band in the country more widely
known. Its longest trip was to the Pan- them?
American exposition at Buffalo in 1902.
at which time the boys also visited
Niagara Falls, and Chicago and won uni
versal attention as well as unstinted
Other notable trips were to the Dick
inson, N. D., fair in 1901 to the Domin
ion fair at Winnipeg in 1903, and to the
St. Louis exposition last summer.
The remarkable success of the Jour
nal Newsboy's band is a high tribute
to Mr. Heintzeman. I would not be
easy to give him due credit for his con
stant effort and intelligent management.
The members of the cadet band freely
accord to him the credit for the musical
skill they have attained. They look up
to their instructor and drillmaster with
the deepest respect, for to him they owe
their position and the fact that they
have a profession. The evolution of a
high-class military band from a gang
of gamins is remarkable, and yet quite
logical in view of the systematic train
ing given by Mr. Heintzeman and the
unswerving fidelity with which he has
remained true to the boys. They have
responded by giving close attention to
their studies, yielding implicit obedience
and the result of the two efforts is the
Journal Cadet band.
The Minneapolis Journal Cadet band
is organized as follows: Peter Denis,
piccolo Arthur Olson, Eb clarinet
Charles Bushka, Peter Spertzel, Edgar
Michelson, Edward Cutletts, Bb clair
inets Charles Rauch. Conrad Derus, W.
A. Peterson, Paul Tonning and Will
Goldberg, Bb cornet Ben Cohen, Henry
Spertzel, Harry Rauch, alto: Colie Na
thanson, barytone George Gilles, Harru
Crist, Alfred Swanson, trombone Wal
ter Marsch, Frank Cutletts. C. Rath
man, tenor John Spertzel, Fred Grab
ner, Edwin Gochia, bass Ben RaucE.
bass drum Will Sobelman, snare drum.
Chicago, May 20.In the long list
of "hits" in "All 'Round Chicago,"
are three or four songs which have
made particularly fine impressions. One
of these is "Oh, Mr. Moon," sung by
Nella Bergen and the chorus of men.
Another is The Cute Little Canni-
bal,'' in which the entire company is I
heard, Frank Hatch singing the solo. I
Others are Dan McAvov 's I 'm Look
ing for That Man," and "Dear Old
Chicago for Me," in which each mem
ber has a verse and the chorus comes
out strong on the ensembles. The
greatest hit of all, however, is the
"Song of the Nations," in which the
entire company takes part. There are
the cute little Johnny Bullseight of
themand they sing God Save the
King" in fine fashion then follow the
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In "All Around Chicago" at McVickera.
r****************** eight Gastons, who speak for France
Ireland is represented by laddies in
Irish green with shillalahs and sham
rocks and Irish top hats then there are
the Japs, eight boys in pink and green
and eight soldiers in the uniform of
the field then eight dear little German
kinder in wooden shoon and with big
pipes. Last of all Columbia attended
by the Rough Riders and assisted by
Miss Dixie comes to finish the play and
right rousingly do they do it. The
strains of "The Stars and Stripes"
swell out with the chorus of 150 trained
voices, the augmented orchestra and
the magnificent pipe organ which is one
of the glories of MeVicker's., This song
makes an inspiring finish to the play.
age Is Saved.
A Scientific Exhibit of the Modern Method of Saving the
Lives of Prematurely Born BabiesReared Under
Glass and With Special Attention From Physicians
and Trained Nurses, a Surprisingly Large Percent-
It will not be long before every-1 yapr**rr%M.O.*******,*.* *..*..*.tAAMram
body will be asking: "Have you seen
the incubator babies?" Z| ''4$fy/%fV,^?
They are to constitute a feature at '."~&
Twin City Wonderland amusement
park, a feature by the way that will be
in no sense a "show," but rather a
scientific exhibition of life-saving. Tiny
mites of humanity whose lives under no
other conditions could be saved will
be nursed to health and strength, every
breath being carefully watched by
trained nurses and intelligent physi
The exhibit is to be made in a two
story building on the lines of a hand
some residence. I will be sanitary in
every particular. The first floor will be
devoted to a room in which the incuba
tors, seven in numbeT, will be exhib
ited. A room adjoining will be fitted \~'Z'
up as a model nursery and a third is
to be for demonstrations. The rooms
upstairs are living rooms for the corps
of physicians and trained nurses.
The physicians, by the way, are to'
be those who have had charge of similar i
exhibits at Earl's Court, London' the
Trans-Mississippi exposition at Omaha
and the Pan-American at Buffalo. Such
exhibits will be made this vear only at
Luna park and Greenland, Conev
island the White City, Chicago At-!-
lantic City, the Portland exposition
and Minneapolis.
There is nothing of the "fake,"
catch-pennv idea about the incubators.
On the contrary they aie on a purelv
scientific basis, endorsed by the entire
medical fraternity. The babies are alJ
of premature birth, having come into
this cold world, one. two or even three
months before their time.
"How did they come to be in the in
cubators?" "Where do the doctors get
them?" "Are they really alive, the
same as other babies not reared in in
cubators?" are the natural questions
asked of the lecturers, who explain the
scientific principles of the apparatus,
the method of treatment and other fea
tures. The public at the outset will
have peculiar notions. The term "in
cubators'' to the uninformed is apt to
suggest something more than the rear
ing and preserving of life, and conse
quently is more or less confusing. The
incubator is a glass mclosure of air
space that can be kept at exactly uni
form temperature under conditions best
adapted to reduce the exertion of
breathing to the minimum. The appa
atus is not the all-important feature by
any means. Apart from trained nurses
and wet nuises, the babies have the
constant watchfulness of the physicians
and at night as in the daytime thev
are fed from the breast every two
In the nurserv there is a small phar
macy with contrivances for steriliziifg
milk, ingenious feeding bottles and
scales so delicately constructed that in
fant 's progress can be -minutely watched
by weighing.
The hrst question as to how the ba
bies come to be in the incubators can
be answered by the assurance that they
are sent by the advice of faimlv physi
cians as the only chance for life-saving.
"Are they reallv alive?"Most as
suredly so, the observer looking thru
the glass case can watch the little ones
noting the expansion and contraction of
thet lungs as they breathe, lying upon
their beds of down.
"Whose babies are- thev?" This is
the only question that will not
be answered. Kindly consideration for
mothers may necessitate a negative re
ply. The parentage of babies outs no
figure in their treatment. They may
be orphans or foundlings, they ma be
of high or low degree. For example,
milady of Portland avenue gives birth
to a girl baby so weak and fragile that
its chances of life under ordinarv con
ditions and the best conditions, too, that
medical science can supply in the aristo
cratic household has very little chance
of living. What can be don'e? Mi
lady 's physicians suggest the- incubator.
If she is wise and adopts his sugges
tions, the infant aristocrat will be
transferred from the mansion to the in
cubator at Wonderland.
The same thirg applies to babies
born in every other station of life, high
Chicago, May 20.Most gratifying
evidence of the success of the two
weeks' engagement of Mme. Sehumann
Heink and her excellent company in
"Love's Lottery," at the Illinois thea
ter, is shown in the engagement of the
organisation to remain in Chicago two
more weeks. In order to do this, how
ever, it was necessary to transfer the
company to Powers' theater, and Man
ager F. C. Whitney accomplished it by
buying up the time held by Charles
Frohman's "The Other Girl" compa
ny, thereby completing a full month's
engagement in Chicago for his great
musical success. There is not a dull
or uninteresting number in "Love's
Lottery." One can drop in to see the
performance almost any minute and be
stirred by melodiously beautiful num
bers, sung as only the members of this
company can sing them, or be feasted
with comedy lines and situations that
would tickle a hypochondriac.
"We repair pitch and gravel roofs
Carey Roofing after ten years' service
perfectly sound and water tight. See
W. S. Nott Co., Tel., 376. ft
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The doctors maite no distinctions.
All infants weighing: less than two
pounds three ounces die on the day of
their birth.
If the weight is from two pounds three
ounces to three pounds five ounces, nearlv
half of them are saved by the aid of this
If the weight is from three pounds five
ounces to four pounds seven ounces, 11
per cent are saved
If the weight is from four pounds seven
ounces to five pounds nine ounces, 90 per
cent are fared
With children weighing more than five
pounds nine ounces the per centage of
mortality is so infinitesimal that practi
cally all are saved
The incubators and ventilating tube1*
are silvered, giving them a bright an
cheerful appearance inside, thru glass
doors, may be seen the babv resting on
a fine wn hammock, clean and com
foitable, wrapped in~i tiny spread, and
tied around with cither a*pink or blue
ribbon to designate its sex, looking for
all the world like a dainty bonbon.
The temperature which is usuallv set
at from 8o to 100 degrees is regulated
by a deli(ate thermostat.
No charge is to be made for the
care of infants and the onlv tax in
volved is the slight admission' fee for
spectators, which, while it bars the dis
interested and undesirable, is essential
to the proper conduct and maintenance
of the exhibit itself. All thev ask is
that physicians and the public co-oper
ate with them in this laudable work.
The number of prematurely born ba
bies, physicians will tell vou, is much"
laiger than is generally supposed, aver
aging fiom fifteen to "thirty in a hun
dred births. The medical profession
regards infants as prematurely born
that do not weigh more than five pounds
nine ounces at birth. The number of
deaths, until the introduction of the in
cubator system, was steadily increasing
hi' a piojjressive ratio that seemed eon
nected with the increased employment
of women in industrial occupations. At
any ra,te the time would appear to have
come now to consider seriouslv anv plan
that offers to save these little Jives and
esoecially one that claims to save three
fourths of all placed" in its care. To
quote from the prospectus of the incu
bator institution1:
G. L. Morrill's Subject for Tomorrow's
G. L.
Morrillt wille
tende Ma
a th People'
Unique theater, Sunday at 11 a.m., in
commemoration of the day that means
so much to Norwegians. Inasmuch as
Mr. Morrill will probablv take a trip
this summer to Norway and Sweden,
the subject is of especial interest to
him as well as his hearers.
Miss Harriette Hiscock of the All
Soul's Universalist church will sing a
solo, "The Choir Invisible," and the
Unique theater orchestra will play
Norwegian selections"Sunday Morn
ing "(Ole Bull), "Anitra's Dance"
(Grieg) and "Ja, vi elsker dette Lan-
det," as well as "America."
Hotel transients, the theatrical pro
fession and the general public are in
vited to attend.
"Omaha and Des Moines Limited"
Trains leave Minneapolis daily at 8:35
p.m. via the Minneapolis & St. Louis,
arriving Omaha the following morning
at 8:05 a.m., Des Moines 7:35 a.m.
Through Pullman Sleepers and Buffet
Library Car service. Direct connections
in Union Depots for points south and
west. Call on G. Rickel, City Ticket
Agent, 424 Nicollet Ave. -r
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