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An unusual combination in artistic
entertainment will be the association
of the Ben Greet Players and the Rus
sian Symphony orchestra of New
Yqrk, of which Modest Altschuler is
th£ conductor, in performances of
Shakespeare's fantasy, A Midsummer
Night's Dream, and of the music which
Mendelssohn was inspired by It to
compose, in the Fargo operahouse this
afternoon and evening.
Ht- Greet's fine company and the
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Symphony orchestra have co-operated
in performances of the Shakespearian
plays in all the large different audi
toriums in the different cities during
the past few months, and, notwith
standing the many important counter
attractions the big auditoriums have
always been filled by enthusiastic au
The presentation of the play this
season with such unusual musical ac
companiments as are provided by an
prchestra of the size and quality of
the New York Symphony and the
Russian Symphony bands was prompt
ed by the fact that the hundredth an
niversary of Mendelssohn's birth was
Wednesday, Feb. 3. In observance of
that event, many musical organiza
tions have arranged programmes il
lustrative of the composer's genius and
to pay tribute to his memory. In con
Junction with the Greet players, the
Russian Symphony orchestra is mak
ing an extended tour, and its per
formances of the Mendelssohn music
in connection with the enactment of
the play lends extrabrdinary interest
to the production. It will be the first
time in local annals that such a com
bination has appeared here. Despite
the expense incurred, a scale of prices
has been arranged that will permit all
who care for Shakespeare and Men
delssohn to enjoy the rare entertain
ment. Special scenery is carried by
the. company, which numbers thirty-
a A* 4'
five players, in addition to a band of
dancing young folk and a solo dan
seuse, Miss Ruth Vivian. One of the
dances will be accompanied by the
mu^ic of Mendelssohn's Spring Song.
The orchestra wiM comprise forty mu
sicians, directed by Conductor Alt
schuler, and two rows of seats will be
t»ken out for their accommodation.
o o o
i The regular season' at the Fargo
operftnouse closes Monday evening
with Madame Alia Nazimova, the cel
ebrated Russian actress, who will pre
$ sent A Doll's House,
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Those of ua who &a(r« ..ftptpt.- our
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live Jearn oui «,vn lan
guage and spfeak it correctly, do well
to marvel at Madame Nasimova, who
spent eighteen of the twenty-four
hours of the day, for only six months,
and then was a-ble to sp' .-k the most
correct and withal the most delight
ful English, that is heard on the stage
today. Nazlmova, however, is a Rus
sian and thus comes of a race that
produces, probably, the most accom
plished linguists of the time. Before
coming to this country, with the Or-
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4 .u. jr. •'. w *~i
Mr. Ben Greet
lenoff company of Russian players,
she was already a great actress and
when she was seen and heard in her
native tongue, she excited her audi
ence even though they could not un
derstand her words. Her graceful, ar
tistic movements, the wonderful heart
touch of her voice thrilled people
through and through and it was no
small wonder that when she spoke in
English for the first time, and the
clear understanding came over her
hearers, that she was proclaimed the
sensation of the day. Nazimova's
fondness for Ibsen's plays is quite
characteristic, for she is a keen* thinker
and she likes problems. Her point is
that it is more difficult to satisfactor
ily portray women ho live in our
modern everyday world than it is to
delineate* the imaginary creatures of
Shakespeare, who lived and moved in
a poetio world that to us is merely
tradition. That her point is well taken
has been proved by the great re
vival she has caused in the interest in
Ibsen's dramas. Competent critics
have declared her presentation of
Nora, in A Doll's House, and Hedda,
in Hedda Gabjer, to be the first real
impersonation that the American stage
has known.
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Max Freeman, one of tbe best char
acter comedians in this coiintry, will
support Robert Edeson in The Noble
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Madame Nazimova
Spaniard, which will have its premier^
production in America under the man*
agement of Henry B. H&cri»
September. -,••.
Before sailing for Europe Anna Held
gave out a statement saying that she
probably will retire from the stage
after the present season. She has been
successful during her career, and in
vestments of the actresy, It is said,
are worth a million dollars. Miss
Held said she would settle down to
home life and that most of her time
would be spent in New York City.
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The uctreirti u ...... iidhrifike
a stage career for young women,
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In the performance of A Midsummer
Night's Dreamf at the Fargo opera
house this afternoon and evening, the
theatregoers should bear in mind that
the overture, considered one of the
most beautiful compositions the world
has ever known, is nearly twenty
minutes in length, and runs directly
into the performance and the house
being darkened, late comers will not
be allowed to take their seats until the
lights are raised, nearly a half hour
later, so that those not in their seat*
at 3 p. m. and 8:15 sharp will certain
ly miss the most interesting portion
of the performance, besides being com
pelled to remain at the rear of the
house. Some idea of the size of the
orchaestra and the Importance it has
in the performance can be realized
.when it is stated that two full rows of
seats must be taken out in order to
make room for the forty players which
Mr* Altschuler conducts.
Black Patti,
For a woman who has been report
ed dead Black Pattl Is a rather lively
corpse. She and her company of
troubadors appeared at the Fargo
operahouse last night. The audience
was small. Black Pattl sang as well
as ever. She possesses a really excel
lent voice and her enf-r^s were espe
cially good. George Taylor as Silas
Green is a high-class comedian. He
lg the best substitute for Ernest Ho
gan, who has appeared here. W. 'A.
Cooke, as the detective, end good work
as the second comedian.
The Grand Next Week.
One of the strongest bills of the sea
son will be at the Grand the week
commencing Monday, Jun3 7, and will
be an all head liner.
The Otto Flechtl celebrated Tyrolean
Quintette will present a delightful rep
ertoire of English and German songs,
yodeling and warbling. The attrac
tiveness of this act will be enhanced
by elaborate costumes and effects and
all lovers of good singing in Fargo are
promised a real treat at the Grand
next week. This singing act has been
playing the leading va'ideville theatre
in the principal cities of the country
and packing Ihe playhouses at every
As "A Man of Ease," Jack Symonds
has been called irresistible. Mr. Sy
monds* long suit is in the "Weary
Willie" line and his present tramp
monologue is reported to be rich in
nonsense, song and dance.
The Three Keltons will play a re
turn engagement. This is a musical
turn anu will pre-e one of the pleas
ing numbers of the bill.
3arry & Johnston present a
travesty act, Hell for Ransom. This
little play hao met with marked suc
cess throughout the large eastern cit
ies and promises t^ be one of the
breeziest acts which has been seen &t
the Grand this season.
Several sets of interesting pictures
will be shown through the camera
graph and the ueual picture song will
be sung by Malcolm Hanson.
Lost—On Thursday, be' w.vn Pirie's
store and First M. E. church, a lady's
pin, small gold bar with stone set in
center. A liberal reward will be paid
if it is left at The Forum office. The
pin Is valued by the owner as it is
an beirloom.
J6sn»fiino. tunpi'L's. of the French
was Ye.vette to her Intimate friondr
Her name lu reality was Marie Joseph
Rose. Napoleon after the marrln
exacted that she should be known n
Josephine. He had a mania for
baptizing the women of his entourage
He uiade his sister Marianne no Eliff
of Annonclade a Caroline, of Paulett
a Fauihie.
Among bcr rurrerous friends Joseph
toe renin I md Ycyette. Barras neve
callcd her otherwise.'
The pope \v is so unfamiliar wl*'
ber name t!i:U when he sent liis beni
diction the letter bcrne by bis legaf
was nddressod to "Cur Fist or In Jesi
Christ, Victoria Bouuparte."
In 1S14, n tbe departure for Elbr
the Dehats «,esi^natcd Josephine unde
the paraphrase "the mother of Prluc
At Rucll.bor tomb bears this sitnpl
inscription. "A Josephine. Eugene e
Hortonse. The restoration di
not permit h^r recognition as empres.'
~Crt de Paris.
Whet fan the Mitter.
E. A. Fo.Iiern once told a dllemm
he got Into:
"I wns acriujr In a comedy when
had to spe:*k the words. "What's th
matter?' Well, '^dp uisht I was ratbe
slow nbo3i tnkiug my cue and wn
prompted. 1 myself for the me
went. an1 v.hen tbe words cairn
'Wliat'a tlu* matter?* I thought somt
thing cr orli.-i- vd occin-r^d out of th
eommo:\ I ir.scd and looked roum"
ETerythlUT »ceinod normal, nud t'~
«tage Then mine anoth
'What'.H til- matt?r?' from the O. I
side. Tl!«.\v v,ur» aii getting ansioi:
behind tho ceces. and so was I, fc
that niatfiv I lookod myself np an
down and then scanned tny fcllo-.
actor, bnt .frr Uie life of me couldn"
seo an.-thlu,: wcoug. At last an audi
ble vhlsf/"' 'Go on witb youi
fines, .vca What's tbe mattei
with yoi:'' T'. on it snldenly dawue'
on me b«re 1 vvae, but tbe bouse har
tumbled to the situation and camc
IN COPvulalons."—Mluneapoli
Journal v
•Carufei pr«^i-i-»tor of tlfW Far­
go Marble and Granite Works has
removed his large stoct to No. 201
and 203 N. P. aven ie. Come to the
works and purchase for spring deliv
ery and save the agents' commission.
Catalogue sent *ee on request*
Clear View House will be opened the
first of June. Special rates for the
month of June auto livery In connec
tion. Geo.
s 4
King, Pelican Rapids,
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Exercises of Commencement Week*
Saturday, June 12.
I'M p, m.—Graduating exercises of
by Rev. F. M. Hubbell, Mayvtlle, N.
D. conferring of diplomas.
8unday, June IS.
10:30 a. m.—Baccalaureate sermon.
President E. M. Vittum.
8:00 p. m.—Address to the Chris
tian associations. Rev. C. H. Phillips,
Jamestown, N. D.
Monday, June 14»
9:80 a. m.—Athletic games.
8:30 p. m.—Play, by the graduating
class of the preparatory department:
a dramatization of Hiawatha.
m.—Conservatory concert, at
Stone's music hall.
Tuesday, Juna IS.
9:80 a. m.—Athletic games.
8:30 p. m.—Open meeting of the
Henry Clay Simmons Literary society.
8:80 p. m.—Senior class programme
and reception.
Wednesday, June 16.
10:30 a. m.—Commencement ad
dress by Rev. L. O. Baird, D. D.,
Omaha, Neb. conferring of degrees.
8:30 p. m.—Alumni reunion and re
6:30 p. m.—Commencement dinner.
All exercises on Sunday and the
exercises on Wednesday morning will
be held in the Congregational church,
and other exercises at 4he college.
The -last vesper servic.. of the year
will be held Sunday afternoon at 4 p.
m. There will be special music.
The college orchestra played at the
reception given Monday evening, for
Dean and Mrs. Burleson at the Gard
ner hotel.
Miss Marion Sherman went to her
home In Tower City last week, pre
paratory to leaving for Montreal with
Hiss True's travel party.
The Aletheian Literary society will
have an open meeting next Monday
evening. One of the numbers of es
pecial Interest will be the debate on
the live question regarding the adop
tion of the commission plan of city
government for Fargo. The programme
is as follows:
Alma Mater Song.
Original story Mr. Paulson
Declamation Stella Buchanan
Debate—Resolved, that the commis
sion plan of city government should
be adopted for Fargo. Affirmative,
Lloyd Musberger, Jessie Tuchanan
negative, H. Frank Horner, Carro
Vocal solo .....Miss Cooper
Oration Mr. Sinoook
Original story Miss Amidon
Current eventi Miss Classon
Violin solo .. Miss JAoll
Critique .'.v.*. Miss True
Last Saturday evening, the class in
oratory was entertained at the home
of Mrs. Best. The evening was one
of the most delightful events of the
close of the college year. Toasts were
responded to by the members ofi the
class and then the toastmaster took
great pleasure in calling on the guests
who had the good fortune to be invited.
After It was all over everyone united
in saying that the toast lven by Miss
Moore was the best of the evening and
that Mrs. Best was oae of the very
best of entertainers.
The Y. W. C. A. girls gave a mis
sionary tea-drinking last week in the
dormitroy parlors. An excellent pro
gramme consisting of a vocal solo by
Miss Sharp, reading by Miss Beck
man and other features of entertain
ment was presented. The last was an
impromptu alphebetical poem, to
which all present contributed their
share. These informal and homelike
socials of our enterprising Y. W. C.
A. girls have come to be one of the
pleasing features of dormitory and col
lege life.
Miss Waldron, a worker of the
Swedish Baptist church of Fargo, and
and Miss Frances Anderson of Moor
head, were guests Thursday at the
dormitory at dinner.
The members of the senior class
were delightfully entertained by Dean
and Mrs. Stratton Thursday evening
at dinner. President and Miss Vit
tum, Miss Moore and Dr. Knowlton
were also invited guests.
Last Tuesday evening the gradaates
of Fargo and Moorhead high schools,
and of the college preparatory de
partment, were entertained by the fac
ulty and college students. In the re
ceiving line in the upper corridor of
D1U hall were Misses Comstock, Best,
Pollock and O'Neil, Miss Moore and
Dean Stratton. The guests were con
ducted by Miss Corbett to the Y. M.
C. A. porlor, which was occupied by a
large and animated company. Later
In the evening, all repaired to the
gymnasium where nearly fifty smaM
tables had been previously laid. After
each had found his table by means of
a place card, refreshments were serv
ed. Between the courses the company
was entertained with varied selections
from the college orchestra and glee
club, which, as usual met with hearty
applause. Nearly 150 invitations were
issued for this reception and the re
sponse was general and generous.
Friday evening the Fargo college or
chestra celerated the close of the
present school year with a banquet at
the Gardner. Our college musical or
ganizations have bad during the past
year a truly phenomenal growth. They
came into existence only last fall and
are today one of the most prominent
and promising features of our col
lege life. The college confidently looks
forward to their continued growth and
Thursday afternoon, Mlas Moore's
class in public debate held a very in
teresting session in which they dis
cussed the question: Is the commission
plan of city government preferable to
the aldermanic? Mr. Paulson lead in
the affirmative, and Mr. Clarey in the
negative. The decision was in favor
of the affirmative. An interesting
feature of this debate was its applica
tion to the city of Fargo. Considerable
attention has been attracted during
the past year by the excellent manner
in which this olass has handled var
ious questions under discussion.
The fifth graduate recital, which
was given by Herbert Malloy of Moor
I head, Monday evening, May 31, was a
I decided success. Mr. Malloy playe his
i programme beautifully and greatly
{pleased his audience during the eve-
.. The sixth and last graduate reclt.
the preparatory department address
ning as did also Miss Marguerite
Beard, noprano, of the faculty, wti
assisted him.
wUI Rlven by E Berge whQ
a graduate of the piano depart
ment of the conservatory. Mr. Ben
will play a programme composed
eight difficult selections. Miss Mildr
Romsdahl, also of the conservatoi
will assist with two soprano solos.
Monday evening. Jne 7, Miss Irei
Carpenter, student of the conserv
tory. will give a pianoforte recit
assisted by Miss Fe. i Crothei
soprano, also of the conservatoi
The recital will be public and will i
given in the large recital hall of tl
conservatory at 8:30 o'clock.
The young students of the conserv
tory will be heard In a commenceme
recital this year which will take pla
Thursday evening, June 10. An e:
cellent programme is being nrrang€
composed of piano, violin and sc
numbers together with selections 1
the chorus of about fifty young mer
bers. The recital will be given in tl
large recital hall and the public
cordially invited.
The ensemble class under the li
struction of A. J. Stephens will
heard in a public recltrl, Saturdi
evening, June 12, in the large recit
The Girls' Glee club, composed
college and conservatory girls, will i
heard in public Tuesday evening, Jui
8. An excellent program ia beii
Saturday afternoon, June 5, tl
members of the musical history cla
will be entertained at the matinee
the Russian Symphony orchestra at
Ben Greet players.
The annual commencement exercis
of the conservatory, June 14, will
more enjoyable this year than evv
A very fine programme is being a
ranged and it is supposed that, i
usual, there will be a crowded hou*
Examinations are having full
Two Bits of Wood*
Importance cannot be reduced to a
matter of size. Tbe success of a piece
of work may depend on a tiny detail.
Such is tbe case in regard to that
marvel of construction, the violin.
Rev. H. R. Kawels in his "My Musical
Life" tells of tbe care and labor ex
pended on two little pieces of wood
which go to make up tbe perfect
whole. The sound bar la a strip of
pine wood running obliquely under the
left foot of the bridge. A slight mis
take In its position, looeeaess or In
equality or roughness of finish will
produce that hollow, teeth on edge
growl called "wolf." It takes great
cunning and a life of practical study
to know hew long and bow thick the
sound bar must be and exactly where
to place it in each instrument Tbe
sound post is a little pine prop, like a
short bit of cedar pencil. It is the
soul of the violin, and through It pours
all vibrations. Days and weeks are
spent in adjusting tbe tiny sound post
Its position exhausts the patience ol
the maker and makes the Joj or tlM
misery of the player.
The Forum furnisher tree a aeries
of up-to-date cuts suitable for adver
tising almost any kind of business,
to see tbem. Phone 159S.
Restaurant for Sale.
A 'ewmplete restaurant for flSlfe *at
once. Call at C. J. Nystrom, corner
of N. P. avenue and Fourth street.
s i tg
in every department of the conserv
tory this week.
Inquiries regarding the summer *e
sion continue to come in dally whi
denotes an unusually large enrollme
for the summer.
Rupert's Orchestra, Assisted
ill* Con De, Will Render Fine
You Balld
Camille Con De.
Overture—Standard American Airs..
Novelette—Dainty Dames Blal
Characteristique Dancing Moon
beams Chapman
Vocal—Rainbow Song
Camille Cor De.
Intermezzo—Bitter Sweets .Engleman
Valse Caprice—Paula...... Salisbur
Vocal—You Are My Life, My AH..So
Camille Con De.
Selection—The Three Twint.. .Hoschr
Graceful Danse—Golden Locks,
Vocal—He Blames My Dreamy Eyes,
Vesta Victoria's big hit
Camille Con I
A La Gavotte—Prince Charming, Los
Intermezzo—Jolly Sweethearts, Los
Vocal—Tosti's Goodbye Class
Camille Con De.
MaKfll—Twelfth Regiment.... Lincoln
Dinner fror.i 6 to t.
There are avalanches of different
kinds, but when the teruk^'avalancbe"
la used It is generally supposed to ap
ply to falls of great bodies of snow or
ice, says Mr. Edward Wbyinper In the
London Strand Magazine. One of th«
first occasions of this kind which at
tracted attention took place In 1820.
upon Mont Blanc, and It la commonly
called the Hainel accident. Dr. Hajael,
a Russian, set out on Aug. 18 to go up
Mont Blanc, accompanied by two Eng
lishmen and eight guides. They ha5
ascended to a height of more than
14,000 feet, with five guides In front
who were cutting or making steps,
when all at once tbe snow above them
gave way, and tbe members of tin
party were carried down a thousand
feet or more over the slopes up which
they bad tolled. Snow again broke
away above and more or less covered
them. Some of tbem struggled out,
but three of the leading guides were
hurled into a crevasse and buried un
der an immense mass of snow. Tbe
bodies of these men reappeared at tbe
foot of the glacier thirty years after
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A U 8 E E N
The Gardner has -ranged a speel
musical programme during the dlnn
Sunday evening. Ruperfs orchestr
assisted by Camille Con De, contrait
will render the following selections:
March—Diabolo Rober
Waltz—Flower of Love Barnai
Vocal—There Never Was a Girl Like
Eight* Mr««t Soul*
Corner Klrcl Avmm
Monday June 7th
The Ooljr Big Clrcua Coming Thia
500—Finest Horses on Earth—500
42—Double Length Railway Cars—42
20—World's Famous Bareback Rid
40—European and American Aeri
al 1b ts—to
30—Lady and Gentlemen Acrobats
20—Happy, Jolly, Funny Clown*—M
17—Performing Elephants—17
700—-People All Together—700
One price of admission
Execution Takee Place to Give Sem
blance to Truth to Turkish Charges.
Constantinople, June 5.—Six Inno
cent Armenians were sacrificed In the
hangings at Adana yesterday to give
a semblance of truth to the charges
of the Turkish Investigating commit
tee that the Armenians were partly
responsible for the recent massacres
throughout Asia Minor.
Thf» Armenians, who were hanged
with nine Mohammedans, had abso
lutely no hand in starting the trouble,
the missionaries say.
Week End Excuraions
Via file South Shore
Messrs Sam S. and Lee Shuberf
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In Her Performance In English
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Opinions of New York Critics:
"She it the theatrical fensation of the day."—Alan Dale.
"Nazimoya't Nora it truly great."—New York World.
other actress can offer such a delicious study/'—Act*
Daries, Erasing Sun.
Parquet •••*•*»•#•••••••••••••••••••. $2.00
Parquet Circle *•••••••••»•. 1.50
First two rows baicoay.. 1.00
Balance of balcony.*•••••••••• ••*••••»•. .75
..Ci Uiii ta&iiik
Dr. Carl Herman
The Bloodless Surgeon
The man who eats electricity
Matinee: $ I,
the way through. Two perform
or ahlne. After
noon show, 2
m. night
P. m. Doors open one hour earlier.
ledo, Cleveland and Buffalo by rail to
St. Ignace thence D. & C. N. Co. a
steamers, leaving Duluth every Friday,
June 4 to July 30.
Detroit and re­
turn $17.00. Limit Sept. 16.
c- ,,r
v., .•„, •$
Grand Shakespeare Festival by the
Russian Symphony Orchestra
and the Famous
Ben Greet Players
feMtat SttnpNR's ftp*r CM*
:'s Dream
75c, 50c.
Evening: $2, $1.50, $1, Gallery
Seat* on sale at Cau«lman'a drug a tort
Curtain 8:15 Shi
Monday, June
N a z i o v a
la Ber Pertormaaec la EagUjh
A Doll's
Parquet. Circle.
st ti
—,. 1.S0
First two rows balcony l.oo
Kalance of balcony 75
Seam on sale at Casaelmaa's draff store
Fargo's Refined and High Class
Automatic, Dramatic and
VaudeviK Theatre.
Performances—2: 30, 3 30i 7:30U ti30
and 9:30 Each Day.
Entire Change of Programme Men
day and Thursday.
I. R. ». I
Ktftw P. Rate*. 1. »,
^cLiudneif opp. ii. P. Depet
PAKOO. N. 0.

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