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| AMUSEMENTS. | The past week has easily been the premier ono of the season In Omaha theatrical cir cles , both from the standpoint of the public And the box onico , With the single excep tion of Tuesday night , when the parade nnd the president's reception attracted the attention of the people to a Into hour , all of the amusement places have played to audience * limited In size only by the ca pacity of the houses. At the Iloyd the opening performance of the week Sunday matlnco and evening was Primrose & Uockstadcrs minstrels , which was the most elaborately staged minstrel performance ever seen In the city. As Htated at the time , the performance was' an enjoyable one , though not by any means BO good as thu two stellar lights are capable of making It. The most enjoyable evening that Omaha i theatergoers have been favored with nea on up to tbo present was Monday , when . Henry Miller presented hla now piny , I "Heartsease , " for Iho first time In this city. The story of the play was sufliclently told ! i at the tlmo nnd repetition Is needless. It | j hag been staged with the utmost care and elaborateness , both as to costumes and scenic accessories. II carries a story which is cleverly wrought out and containing less of Improbable situations than Is usual even in the productions of the most painstaking authors. It Is particularly happy In Its treatment of the last act. Antl climaxes are extremely dinicult pieces of construc tion. If made too strong they leave the impression of being strained nnd If too weak fall flat and destroy all the effect of what lias gene before. In "Heartsease" It opens with ono of the prettiest of sentiments which Is a soothing balm to tense nerves and the story Is ngatn carried forward to n fitting finale. In a drama so artistically and carefully constructed as "Heartsease" It Is strange , however , that euch a little , though glowing inaccuracy should appear as Is evident In the second act. When Peter Padbury ap pears and , In answer to .1 question , an nounces that Eric's notes have oeen paid by Lady Neville , ho exhibits the notes In proot of the statement , when In reality his possession of them Is the best evidence In the world they have not been paid. Debtors or those acting for them do not pay obli gations and have the evidence of debt In the possession of the creditor. | i Of its production there Is no necessity to I elaborate further than was done at the time. Jt was In every way worthy of the magnifi I cent audiences which witnessed It during the thrco nights of Its stay. I The latter part of the week the familiar entire. "A Texas Steer , " drew crowded houses. It is the same "Texas Steer" seen hero many times before and varying In no material degree in its manner of presenta tion. The Trocadoro for Jubilee week had a bill In every way worthy of the crowded houses which It attracted. Of the numerous good things of the attraction above all others was Flo Irwln , with her coon songs. She has but ono rival in that particular line among those who visit Omaha at least and that Is her sister , May. The program was of unusual length , as well as excellence. At the Crclghton the Woodward Stock company put on an ambitious production , not so much so in the matter of dramatic merit as some others previously attempted , but In the matter of number of people ro- aulred and scenic accessories absolutely nec essary. "Tho White Squadron" Is essen tially a scenic drama , and for that reason Is not generally essayed by companies unable to utilize It tor longer than a week's run. It proved a profitable venture , however. Ono by ono the really great artists of the dramatic profession are dropping Into vau deville , the latest acquisition to the ranks lebiK tbo noted tragedienne , Madame Janau- schek. who will present a short sketch , sup- Dortcd by Charles Kent. It is an adaptation by Augustln Daly. AmioniiuciuciitM. "A Milk White Flag. " which comes to the Boyd today for four nights nnd Wednesday natinoo. has for its central theme that unl- voreal weakness love of a uniform. It pictures - tures a military company of fifty olllcora end ono private , with a colonel "whom Napofeon resembled. " The officers have a penchant for bracing and embracing. The bar and the armory furnish all the bracing required , while an exceptionally tempting lot of pretty girls give opportunity for the other oxcrclsc. It Is filled with bright songs and happy hits , even the victims of which are j compelled to laugh at. Hoyt considers it ono of his best , if not his best farce , and it has certainly been wonderfully successful. It Js provided with elaborate stage settings. A number of specialties are Interspersed which are given credit wherever the com pany has been this year for being very clever. A vaudeville bill with moro than an Eu ropean Havor will ho the offering at the pop ular Trocadcro at the usual weekly change of program at today's matlnco. No less than three distinct European acts are on the blir. Langslow , the rlllo expert on the lofty wire , lias been specially engaged to introduce his act of marksmanship while balancing upon a slack wire. As a novelty nnd one which proved a sensation In all the New York houses Is the first appearance In this city of Madame Vctter , the lady of the mys terious ball , whoso net Is ono of profound interest and simply uncxplalnablc. The third Kuropean feature comes from Dellollls & Volora , English jugglers. Foreign climes do not como In for all of tbo good acts on the bill , for this week Introduces Mr. Cllf Dean , nssisted by Miss Jose , in their satire on so ciety's 400 , concluding with their original nnd challenge cake walk and Ethiopian gyra tions. Edward F. Heynard. the novelty vcn- trllnqutst , Introducing six of the very latest mechanical figures , including a cake walk with a life-sized mechanical wench. The original little Kamawara Japs , in their acrobatic batic and equilibrist pastimes. BIDy Carter , I the king of the banjo and black-faced mon- ologulst : Dolllo Davenport , descriptive vo calist , and Svor nnd Dovoe , in a bran now comedy sketch entitled "The Arrival of the Count , " and other features. The dally mat inees will continue during the regular sea- eon. In Addition to Mme. Owens , the phrenologist elegist , and Millie Martena and her wonder ful den of poisonous reptiles , who have been re.engaged for another week , tbo Wonderful Theater presents this week In the curio hall George Howard , the contortionist ; C. H. * - Grother , the modern Hercules ; Clever Carrel - | rol , the ventriloquist , , and KranV ; Woods , the 15,000 steam man , with the Illjou stage filled by the Declalrrllles in their marble etatuo act "The Sculptor's Dream. " In the Vaudeville theater are Mao Mazelle , sons and dance artist ; Will Howard , Broadway ewell ; May Ward , vocalist ; 0. H. Grazla , } champion trick banjo artist ; the Misses > Korrls and Irving lu opera ; John Shannon and Harry Osgaod as negro and Irish come- , V dlans , all concluding with a roaring farce. There Is probably no theatrical star who visits this city who has grown faster and I firmer Into the affection of the best class ; of playgoers than Clay Clement. Each succeeding visit brings forth additional number * ot idiulrcrs of this really excelI I lent actor. Ho has been seen here In a number of characters and has gained favor In each one.Mr. . Clement's supporting company Is reputed to be stronger this year than on the occasion of any of bis previous visits. Mr. Clement Is presenting and will re.i-nt nn his coming appearance at Doyd's , beginning there October 20 , bis new romantic - mantic comedy , "A Southern Gentleman , " and also the ever popular "New Dominion. " Since last season Mr. Clement has pruned nnd polished "A Southern Gentleman , " and his managed has provided u more expensive nnd a most perfect playing company for Mr. Clement's support. "A Southern Gen tleman" Is classed as ono of those true to life , sweetly Interesting , tenderly told , stories and with all very amusing pictures of American life , such as wo find In Hearno's "Shore Acres , " Denman Thomp son's "Old Homestead , " and Frank Mayo's "Pudd'nhead Wilson. " The play Is being ' presented to largo and delighted audiences wherever It appears this season , and Mr. Clement's "General Joseph Carroll" of South Carolina seems destined to become ns popular as Is his "Haron Hoenstauffen , " tbo entertaining gentleman from Germany. ' Commencing with the matinee today the Woodward Stock company at the Crelgbton will present "Alabama , " the creation of that clever author , Mr. Augustus Thomas. A complete production Is promised , nnd the Woodward company Is certainly capable of giving It. Every de tail will bo complete. The cast Is as follows : Colonel Preston , an old planter , Frank K. Llndon ; Colonel Moberly , a relic of the confederacy , Wlrson Knos ; Squire Tucker , a Coosa county justice , Hal Davis ; Captain Davenport , a northern railroad man , Frederick Montague ; Mr. Armstrong , his nKcnt , Do Witt Clinton ; Lathrop Page , a southern boy , Ulchard Tyson ; Raymond Page , a party of business , Walter D. Greene ; Decatur , an ante-be'.lum servant , Will Davis ; Mrs. Page , a widow who thinks twice , Miss Ilcrtha CrclRhton ; Mrs. Stockton , another widow , Miss Gertrude lierkcley ; Carry Pres ton , nn Alabama blossom , Miss Emma Dunn ; Atlanta Moberly , Colonel Moberly's daugh ter. Miss Inez Maeaulcy. The story of this play is too well known to need n descrip tion. Its beautiful1 southern sentiment nnd northern enterprise are Interwoven by this great playwright In such a manner that It has pleased largo audiences for years. Next week the Woodward company will present a play entirely new In Omaha , "Northern Lights , " which has enjoyed a long run In New York and Chicago. "A Trip to the Lakes" Is the- farce that will close the performance this week at Guilt's Concert Garden. Besides the new comers , Harry Heckman and Allfe and Babe Woods , Miss May Dayton will play a return engagement , and the combined strength of the company will bo seen In last week's success , "Two Old Sports. " Taking it altogether It will bo the most expensive program yet presented by the management of this popular resort. On Tuesday evening at St. Phllotncna's hall an Interesting entertainment will be Klvcn for the benefit of St. Phllomena's church. Prof. Rasgorshek , the eminent magician , has been engaged for the occasion. In addition a series of moving pictures Il lustrative of the American navy , army and portraits of prominent men taking part In the late war will bo given. Roland Heed , who has always been a fa- vorlto In Omaha , will return next Sunday for a short engagement. nr the Midway. The "Flying Lady , " which won early In the sca ° on the approbation of exposition visitors , has received a tremendous patron age during the last week. The beautiful "Liberty" Illusion , especially costumed for Jublleo week , received tremendous applause and made many new friends for this ex cellent show. The exposition Is drawing dally to an end. So arc the LIbby Glass blowers and they have had the honor of a visit from IT.any of the distinguished guests to the exposition , and all that now are about to visit the exposition should surely visit these works and carry homo a fine glass tumbler or souvenir with their name en graved upon them. Frco to all visiting tbo Llbby. The glass neckties and that glaos dress are still there. The Ostrich Farm was not big enough to hold the enormous crowds who wanted to i see the birds the last week , so the man- ngoment has had to Increase Its capacity. The birds now ore all In full plumage , and it is certainly ono of the prettiest sights over witnessed. That popular member of the presidential party , the Chinese minister to the United States , saw for the first ) tirao optical Illu sions as presctned at the Palace of Mys teries , and evinced the greatest Interest , not only in t'ho ' several shows , but also In the performers , to whom ho propounded more questions lu flvo minutes than they could answer In a day. The minister was assured | that no looking glasses were used In any of the shows , but , like the citizens of a neigh boring stare , it was necessary to "show" him , In order to convince him , so ho was Invited to Inspect the rather complicated apparatus by which the marvelous "She" Is produced nnd expressed profound admira tion for the ingenuity which designed in. "Lunette" surprised him even moro than , "She" and the "Dancing Girl" illusions and whllo the manager disabused hm of the Idea . that wires were used , the secret of the pro duction was not Imparted to htm. "Trilby Temple" has been the meeting place for the elite of the city nnd all have paid a high compliment for the refined man ner In which the exhibition has been con ducted. As an extra attraction for rho lobby Mr. Lincoln has secured the celebrated violin lin virtuoso , Mr. Robert Meyers , who Is Justly called the "Boy Wonder , " He Is engaged for a concert tour of the country | at the close of the exposition. His technique Is remarkable and his selections are al ways roundly applauded. It Is a rare treat for music lovers to hear him. Mr. Van Al- styn accompanies him In n masterly man ner on the piano and in tbo evening they "make up" to represent Svcngall and "Lit tle Blllle. " It has been a very busy week in the Streets of All Nations. Over 10,000 people visited there on President's Any and most ; of tbo notables favored the Streets with | their presence or sent their regrets. A special program had been arranged for their entertainment , and those who failed to como missed u treat , for It Is a continuous round of pleasure and excitement from the tlmo you enter this great place of enter tainment until you have finished. The Streets of Cairo with over 200 natives of foreign rands has done a record breaking business during the last week. Visitors teemed to go wild over the court and thi-- atrlcal entertainments given lu the streets and especially the wonderful performances of the Kgyptlan dancing girls. McConnell'a "Old Plantation. " with 162 colored darkles fresh from the south , with : ( all the original hoedown proclivities , has pleased the multitudes of visitors during the : ' 'Jubilee week to such a degree that they > j return tbo second nnd third tlmo and then send their friends. The theater has not been half largo enough , but they have been entertained by special sideshows In the dif ferent cabins , without extra charge. Colonel Tom Ryan , the oldest and best known spieler nt the exposition , handles the visit ors hero by the thousands. The Scenic Railway has proved Itself the I most popular place for pleasure nnd enter ! tainment ' at the exposition. Notwithstand ! ing ' the Increased equipment and facilities > for carrying patscnger * . their trains have been greatly overtaxed during Jublleo week. j ] H Is estimated the total number of passen gers for the week will run upwards of 100- 000. Over 12.000 were handled on Presi dent's 'day , with a loss of two hours' tlmo in repairing the dynamos. Had It uot ; been " for this , 20,000 would have been | handled. The Japanese Tea Garden nnd Curio Store | are receiving throngs of visitors who are crontly pleased with their kind treatment bv the attendants. t'lnyn nnil Plnycr * . Dlxoy Is to tackle "Cyrano do Bergcrac" In burlesmio form. J. M. Darrlo Is to dramatize George Mere dith's "Evan Harrington. " "What Happened to Jones" has passed Us 100th performance In London. Denman Thompson Is writing n third play with Uncle Josh Whltcomb as the central figure. Fanny Davenport left jewelry of Iho vnluo of $100.000. Also Mine tiling llko $500,000 worth of other property. J. M. Barrie Is said to have received ? lf > 0- 000 royalties from "Tho Little Minister" ns a play and novel up to the present season. In 1ST2 Sarah Bcrnba'rdt was getting $40 a month at the Odcon. In the last tweuty- fivc years since then she has received $2,500- 000. Undoubtedly the most mysterious , as well , as the most thrilling scene in "Tho White ' Heather" Is the diving scene , where , owing to the ingenious mechanical and electrical contrivances , the audience sees not alone the two submarine divers fully equipped with diving suits , bat tling far below the surface of the deep , but has also revealed myriads of deep-sea deni zens , including schools of fishes , serpents and other reptiles , In fact , all verities of sub- marlno life. | I MUSIC. There Is nn old saying to bo found In a book which bears the reputation of being an authority on all matters of wisdom , and the saying goes something like this : "A word fitly spoken Is llko apples of gold In pictures of silver , " which bs lng brought down to the parlance of modern days nnd western people would bo something like this : "Give to a man what he earns If you can , and if you can't , at least give htm a pleasant smile. " It Is too bad that the tendency of west ern people Is to Ignore music. There is nothing which tends to uplift , ennoble and elevate a community more than music Thousands of people can appreciate and enJoy - Joy a good musical composition well ren dered who could not tell the difference be tween nn original painting and chroma copy. Painting and sculpture are great arts and literature demands for Its ap preciation an Intelligent understanding. Music Is nearer to the hearts of the people than any of fheso other branches of art and still It seldom happens that popular subscriptions for the cause of music or In the Interest of Its development are organ ized. When a person wants a reception to be a distinct success the first requisite Is a good orchestra. When politicians want to please a crowd which has gathered to hear the speeches they always make an effort to secure the best band obtainable. Churches arc unsuccessful without a good choir. The general public knows of Handel , Haydn. Beethoven , Mozart , Chopin , Wagner , Rubinstein. Verdi , Padcrewskl nnd hosts of others whose brows have been crowned with laurels In the world of music , but what does the public know of the great painters , the eminent sculptors and famous literati ? And yet by some strange Inconsistency libraries are built and art galleries are to bo found In profusion , but It Is not often that music finds a homo which Is all Its own. When the millennium dawns It will bo found that every city possesses a magnificent audi torium and every state supports the great art of music by a liberal appropriation. It is useless to deny its tremendous power. H is truly first In war , first In peace and first In the hearts of the people. The In spiring strains of martial music will tn- duce bravo men to go forth and fight cheer fully , giving up their lives for their coun- try. Inspiring strains welcome the surviv ing soldiers as they return. The somber tone color of the dead march from "Saul , " or the funeral march of Chopin accompanies the last farewell as the coffin Is lowered in the grave and heaven itself Is said to be fiUed with myriads of harpists and celestial choirs. The Deity Is Invoked by the peal of the organ and the chanting of voices and still most of the representatives of tbJe creat art are and have been Identified with lives of privation and sometimes actual want. A true musician IE more or less impul sive , generous and unselfish and for this very reason bo does not often become rlcSh In this world's goods. Last Sunday the Auditorium of the ex position held a vast crowd of people who came to listen to the real opening of the Ponce Jubilee. It was the only logical opening , because the first number on the program was the Doxology , a hymn of praise to the great Ruler of AH Nations , the author . thor of peace and lover of concord. It was a thrilling sensation Indeed which ono felt when tbo tremendous audience stood up and the band , chorus and people united In sing Ing "Praise God from Whom All Blessings I . Flow. " And when the program closed with the sublime words. "The Lord God Omnlpo tent rclgnoth and Ho shall rolgn forever and ever. King of Kings and Lord of Lords , Hallelujah , " the effect was one never to bo forgotten. And yet the reports went all over - the country to the effect that the few speeches made on Monday morning constt- tilted the real opening of the Peace Ju blfee ! Of course , Sunday service was merely a musical service and the sublime oratory of men constituted the Monday exercises , the occasion being Mayors' day. One of the directors of the Exposition had a dream the other night and In his dream ho saw a beautiful building In the City of Omaha near the center of the city and bo had never seen It before. Looking up the street ho beheld an officer coming toward him whom ho accosted with the remark : "What U this building and who put U up ? ' The ofilcer replied : "This Is an auditorium which the city of Omaha has needed for a long time and which was built by the gen- eroiis philanthropy and benevolent enterprise of the directors of the great Transmlssis filppl and International Exposition which was held hero a year ago , " Thn director was surprised and said : "I was not awans of this and I cannot accoun for the presence of the building ; " where upon his Informant answered him , saying "The directors , when they put their money Into the Exposition did not expect to get It back again , and the Exposition was such a financial success that a dividend was de clared , whereupon these- noble gentlemen met together and unanimously appropriate their share to the erection of a pcrpetua monument In the city. It did not cost any one of them very much , but the aggregate receipts resulted In the magnificent edlflce which you sec before you and which genera tions to como will admire , revere and love. This Is the only tangible result of the Expo- Itlon of Omaha but Is It not enough ? " THOMAS J. KELLY. THU MI'.SICIAX. ( Inscribed to Bandmaster Inncs. ) taster of n famous bnnn , A'hlch music lovers In the land * ver welcome. Tor the cheer That the harmonies brine near I'he weary , sad , or happy heart , n you lies music , power , nrt. I'o call forth all thiit In the bent n your musicians near , the rest victory. Now nil Is still , ultlng for you to cause to thrill _ he souls nnd heart * niul thoughts of nil Assembled here In this vast hall. telody sweet , now Is heard , Soft us voice of feathered bird , Bender , foothlnp , If to still . 'ho ' murmuring * ) of man. To fill The atmosphere with Imrmony swccr , o cause IMP soul and life to greet -ti ocstncy the thrilling swell Of major notes. Hark ! now the knell Of all the longing wish of heart , k\8 it were , wo f ee depart , our spirits Hue with cornet's blast , To sink again , 'twas not to last. , o , now upon the balmy air , > V i bear thn muster's music rare , Life's sadness fades nwny In mist ) , .Vngncr , Weber , Schubert , Liszt , Vordl. Leoncavallo , Lltolrf , Uublnstcln , Lnlo , Meyerbeer , Strauss , Mcndolsponn , Innos , Kllenbcrc , Schumann , And many moro. Oh ! sweetness clear , " "hnrcla soul-sublime , which takes us near Jnto the gates of heaven nfar Llst > the trombone's "Sweet Kvenlng Star. " MAIU HENRIETTA UENSHAW. A M1TTI3.V CAPITALIST. What aeir KiiRlnnil Wnmnii Achlrvrilvltli n Capital of I ? 10. Up at South Pcnobscot , Me. , lives the mlt- en capitalist of the United States. Mrs. A. C. Condon Is the name of this wealthy In dividual , and she distributes every year 'rom ' 12,000 to 15,000 dozen pairs of mittens. She Is a living Illustration that It pays to nlt mittens , a modern , up-to-date proof of the fact that our grandmothers knew .vhat . they were doing. The story of a woman's struggle to make a living in Now England In the days when work was scarce and money so rare ns to be almost a curiosity , Is always Intcrest- ng. Mrs. Condon's ' story is particularly worthy because It shows what a brave , plucky New England woman can do when she sets her mind to It. Mrs. Condon has written this statement of her mitten in dustry from Its beginning up to the present time. She tells It simply , and In Its sim plicity lies the lesson of what perseverance , integrity and attention to business 'will ac complish for a woman , as well as a man. This is what she says : 'I commenced business in 18G4 with a capital of $40 In a little room about 15x12 feet In size. I first made over worn-out felt hats thrown away by the men , cleaned , shaped and turned them , and then made them over Into hats for women and girls. Then , as I lived In the country where there was no Industry , but very many willing hands , I resolved to procure , If possible , some work for those idle hands to do. 'I went to Boston and saw tome yarn manufacturers , and from them got twenty- five pounds of yarn on credit , this yarn to bo made Into mittens. The manufacturers furnished the yarn nnd I put It out at the homes of the people near where I lived. I had difficulty In starting the work , and was obliged to return part of the yarn to the manufacturers at the end of the year , because I found It Impossible to have It all knit up Into mittens. "This was not very encouraging for a .car's work , but I persevered and at the beginning of the second year ono family In sisted on having some yarn to knit Into mittens. So I tr'nl It over again , and after t once got well started I could not supply the demand for yarn. Tons of yarn were cent to me , and my business grew until I paid the steamboat company the largest freight bills of anyone who did busi ness on the Boston and Bangor routp. From 10,000 to 15,000 dozen mittens were manu factured yearly , and besides making mlttcnr we made ladles' and misses' hoods and caps , oques , etc. "I had l.EOO names on my books of people who were at work for me , and many more than that were really working , as on my books there would be only one name from ( ach house , although perhaps two , three or four members of the household were knit ting , oftentimes as many as there were mem bers In the family. In the long winter evenings men and boys wound the yarns and In some cases even the men knit. 'After 1873 the knitting of mittens bj hand gradually decreased , and machines came In to take the place of the knitters. In 1SS2 I commenced to buy machines and kept adding to my stock , until now I have eighty-two machines. We make from 12,000 to 15,000 dozens In one year on the machines. One of my girls has made 101 pairs of mit tens in ono day , small , single mittens , and eighty-five pairs of boys' double-lined mit tens. Nearly.all the machines are run at the homes of the knitters , for In that way they make moro money. "Girls , on an average make about four dozen of cheap mittens or two dozen of lined mittens In a day. We make a great many fine fancy backed mittens of all sizes , and of these the girls make from one to two ' dozen a day. The price of knitting used to bo 25 cents a pair. Then it dropped to 6 , and It Is about that now. " O.V THE CATTLE UAX EH. Honnnra KliiK * Ilnvc llunlnrMN ot ( lit * Present. On the boundless cattle ranges In the western part of North Dakota and eastern Montana , says the New York Sun , the spectacular beet round-ups are and have been In progress since earjy summer and will continue until late In the fall. All Is done with the regularity of clockwork System and order are pre-eminent. Ucgu- lar circuits nre drawn. A foreman superln tends the whole. Central places are deslg- nated and hero the cowboys drive the herds , where all marketable cattle are separate and driven to the nearest railway station and shipped , while the defective and un matured are turned back to the hills. How many cattle are In a large range herd ? Detwcen 1,500 and 2,000. How many cattle are on the western ranges ? Abou 75,000 head. Within these figures are his lory nnd romance. Here Is life In its pri meval state. The drawing room man. Is not conspicuous by his absence. Here the uncouth cowboy revels In his element am' ' the crack of the rifle makes sweet music to his 'ear. But the glamour Is rapidly passing. The bellow and roar of trampling herds will soon cease. Now all Is concen trated life and activity. No longer the un rises and eels on a hundred scattered herds browsing contentedly upon the plains. The desert splendor changes anew and th Vlrglllan cowboys ride on In the panoraml round-ups. Bronzed faces glow and voices rise In cadence from morn to morn , from noon to night. The vales ore Oork and thi hills are light. Around the appointed mea wagons the exhausted sons of the saddl cat the supper , smoke the pipe , tell tb story and drop off to sleep. Tbo bonanza cattle business Is dying , De Mores , who was recently murdered In Africa , tried It to his finato pleasure nnd Infinite sorrow. His ranch Is the fixed star In tbo bonanza geography. There Is neither glory nor profit nor the natural Inducements to raako it a success any longer. Energetic ranchers have been emigrating and settling for the last ten years In the fertile creek valleys and watering places , pre-empting the richest place , fencing off the bst spring ranging grounds for hay nnd otherwise re stricting and debarring extensive operations. For twenty years the bonanza kings have been unmolested ; they * hare bad their princely coffers filled to ovcrflowlae , but their knell has been soun.lc 1 utid their dream Is vanishing. Four kings wield the scepter now , but bcforo another year passes there may po < - slbly bo only ono left , 1'lerre Wlbaux , n 'rrnchman , who has about 50000 head of cnttlc. The other combinations are known as the "Three Stevens. ' 'ho ' "Ox" and the i 'Scven-Bar-Scven. " Their combined prop- crty Ic valued at J2.000.COO. The List three are closing out their herds , preparatory to quitting the ranges. The Influx of - ' > ° small rancher nnd sheep farmer has given hem their commercial uYa'h sentence. Vrhero no heavy life Ijss occurs nn av- 1 rase profit of about $20 n he.id on steers 8 realized. When rallroals nre txtfiidcd in this region It will fco a paradise for Individual - dividual efforts. Montana and North Dakota - 1 kota are noted for their bajvjl mildness j and the natural shelter aftarJiM by the configuration - ' figuration of the Had Lands makes the win- ) cling of cattle Inexpensive nud safe.Vlnt will bo the result of the depnrtuio of ilieso mraenso Interests ? lluuliii'33 depression , higher tax and progress temporarily checked. But the future will profit bv It. A hundred small ranchcri , owning 100 head each and cultivating A certain defined tei ritorlal sphere , will change a dc&ol.ito Sahara to a blooming g.m'cn. OHIO I.UiHT.MVC. Holt from n Cli-nr Sk > - Hml Killed Illnck Slu-cp Only. "A most singular freak of lightning oc curred on my farm nnd in KB vicinity one day In August , " said William Arndt of Van Wcrt county Ohio , to a Buffalo Express reporter. "A thunderstorm had passed over the locality Just before noon , nnd the clouds had nearly all broken away or rolled off to the southward. The sun had como out and all uneasiness over the storm had passed when a terrific thunderclap , so close to the earth that It trembled ns If from an earth quake , broke from the cloudless noonday sky. sky."I "I had a flock of forty sheep In 'a pas ture u short distance from my farmhouse , and they hnd huddled together under a big maple tree In the field while the rain was falling. They were still t.'iere when the great thunderclap broke the stillness suc ceeding the Htorm. Eighteen of the sheep wcro black. I found that every one of them had been killed by the strange lightning , whllo not ono of the other sheep was In jured. Each dead sheep had a round hole In the hack of Its neck , around which the wool was burned away. The killing of the eighteen black sheep was the extent ot the damage done on my farm. On an adjoining farm a flock of sheep was standing In a circle , and every sheep on the outside row was killed , twenty in all. None of the rest was hurt. On another farm a flock of sheep , among which was a big black ram , the only black one in the flock , was In a pasture , huddled about the big ram. The ram was found dead In the field with a burned hole In his neck , and his black fleece had been turned as white by the shock as that of any sheco In the flock. "On the Ruling farm , just north of mine , there were six horses In the barn , occupy ing stalls In the row. There was no mark on the barn showing where the electric fluid entered , but the horse standing near est the end of the barn and the third and fifth horses from him were found dead , a round hole In each one's right side , with the hair singed around It , showing the pause of death. The sixth horse was tied In his manger by a small chain fastened to the headgear of the halter. This chain v.ns melted so that the links were fused Into a , solid mass. The buckles on the bar- ness of a horse that had been bitched to a buggy just before the thunderclap came wcro melted out of shape , and wherever one touched the horse Its shape was branded on the animal's skin. "The places where these strange freaks of lightning occurred were far apart , the Ruling farm being two' miles from mine , but that the single terrible noonday thun derbolt was the cause of all there could bo no doubt , as nil the thunder nnd light ning of the storm that preceded the cloud less electrical phenomenon were at a dis tance and could have done no damage In these localities. " IAI1OR AM ) INDUSTRY. 4 This year's Income In Oregon from grain , hops nnd wool ! s $1-1,000/00. Camden. .Me. , manufactures more ships' anchors than any other nlace In Amerlci. Ninety-live per cent of the railway tracks In the country arc laid with steel rails. More stool is used In the manufacture ! of pens than In all the sword and gun factories in the world. Alabama produced 017,831 tons of pig iron lost year , while the output of Tennessee ns- gregated 272,730 tons. China has undeveloped petroleum land covering an area of 50,000 square miles anJ coal nnd Iron over 21.000 square mllr. . Tl'e coal formation alone ban been estimated at 13,470 mles\ ! All of the alrrake appliances we see upon the trains through the country are manu factured In Plttsburg. One plant has nn au- nual capacity for turning out airbrakes for 250,000 freight cars , C.OOO passenger cars and 10,000 locomotives. An Individual who delights In statistics has figured out that the transportation of this year's wheat crop will require the loadIng - Ing and unloading of 610.000 freight cars , provided large cars are used. The modem wheat car has a capacity of 00,000 pounds , or 1,000 bushels. A correspondent of the London Times , In a recent letter from St. Petersburg , says that during the last sixteen years the pro duction of pig iron In Russia has nearly quadrupled In extent , the output of manu factured Iron has Increased by quite 80 per cent nnd the manufacture of steel has con sldcrably moro than doubled. With the exception of the phenomenal record-breaking fiscal ynnr of 1802-fl3 , the fiscal year of 1897-08 la the biggest on rec ord for the clgai1 Industry. vAn increase at once of over half a million , or. to be exact , toll,132,730 , in the cigar production , after five years of stagnation nnd actual retro gression , is an event to bo marked. Compressed air co a motive power Is to bo practically applied very socn In New York City on a somewhat extensive scale. By the last of February pome twenty-two earn will bo put on the lines bundling the West Twenty-third and Hast Thirty-fourth street foiry traffic , nil propelled by this power. The storage reservoirs will bo ex pected to cnny enough energy to send oacl : car at IcaBt twenty miles. At Brcslau. Geimany. n whole family man , wife and children work in a factory for about 25 cents a duy. The neukly wanes In the glass factories nre : Blo err. ? 5 to IS.EC ; cutters. J4.2S to $5.71 ; engravers nnd painters , $1.2f > to $5.71 : smelter : . $2.S5 to $4.28 ; 1'eatera and Im'ncrs , $2.85 ; sorters and packers , $2.85 ; binding girls , $1 42. THE BEST Vaudeville Show In the City Dally from 8 to 12 p. m. Matinees dully ( except Monday ) from 2:30 : to 5:30 : p. m. I BOYD'S THEATER. | < | TELi1S,1..UXE ! , . ! PAXTON fc BURGESS , Managers. j l ' FOUR NIGHTS AND WEDNESDAY MATINEE f j CO.llMIiNCING iMATINKC TODAY. ( < P j Scnn Carefully the Amttsciucnt llargiilns OlTcrcd in ] i A Spectacular farce WHITE Carnival. FLAG 1XTHODUCING MARY MARBLE , AS THE ORPHAN" , AND 50-FARCICAL ENTERTAINERS-50 WONDERLAND Uert Diivia THEATER Ucst Show in Omulm 1315-1317 FARNAM STREET , Entire change of bill for this week. CURIO HALL. MILLIEMART.MA- GEORGE HOWARD aiul Her Den of Poisonous Rep The Premier Contortionist tiles. CLEVER CARROL C. H. GROTHER . Ventriloquist. Modern Hercules. MME. OWENS- FRANK WOODS- Phrcnologist. SB,000 Steam Man. BIJOU STAGE. THE DECL AIRV1LLES , "THE SCULP TOR'S DREAM. " THE A TER. MAE MAXILLA WILL HOWARD U. S. Middy Song and Dance Broadway Swell MAY AVARD- C. H. GRAZIA Vocnlist Champion Trick Banjo Artis * MMDES , XOKKIS& IRVING , JOHN SHANNON Operatic Singers. Negro Comedian HARRY OSGOOD , Irish Comedian. All concluding with a roaring farce , FAMILY RESORT for LADIhS and CHILDREN OPEN TROM 10 A. M. TO 10 P. M. roc TEN CENTS ADMITS TO ALL-ioc Paxton , Hurccss , S Woodward , Mgrs The Woodward Stock Company PRESENTING Popular prices. Magnificent cast. Xcxt Week "XOUTIIEUX MOHTS. " PAXTON & nUUGESS. Ta L S jianaBcrs. Tel. 1)19. ! ) 3 Nights anil Saturday Mutluee , commencing TIIUUSDAY , OCT :0. Juo. Henry Martin , presents Thursday and Friday Evenings "A Southern Gentleman. " Saturday Matlneo and Evening "Tlio New Dominion. " MIDWAY ATTIIACTIOXS. Only a few days more to see the wonderful YOU'LL BE SORRY IF YOU MISS IT ! THE LIBBY GLASS BLOWERS Visit them on West Midway. See thn won derful glass dress. Souvenir free with each admission. The Only i 1,1 , \ Oriental IJIJ I U Show on the Midway. RidolhoCamnl. AH Sco the F.-ptlan I Danolnc Girls. VI The tvomler of tht * PiirlN lion ! The A beautiful wnrnnn Moating In the air , overcoming the Itiw of gr HAST .MlIIWAV " b H Ki O ta m m ( . * fca tl TI1U J'Ali.U'H O MYSTUHIHS. tl The lcst Hhow ever produced at an n Imposition four great attraction ; * : M iKhmael , the famoiiH Hindoo Magin H rlan ; "Lunette , " the Myiitnry of thn | _ Air ; n wonderful hypnotic production , _ , HShe. . " "l.ii Hello Sollka.1 In thol n Dancing Ulrl IlluHlon. Contlnuoun tm JJ performance. I Old Plantation. 1W Southern Negro Dancern , Blneert , > and Cake Walkers. Pickaninny J Quartet. Handaome Th'ater. See the Village. AMUSEMENTS. Cor. Uth and llarnajr Sti. Telephone 2217. Lent ? & Williams. Props , and Mcr * . W. W. COLE. Act. Manager. Week ConiinciicliiK Monday , Oct. 10th Alwnyn the lirnt ulioir lu Omaha. MATINEE EVERY DAY. A European Novelty KIHo Expert on a lofty wire. LANGSLOW. Mil. CMFP DEAN , Assisted by Miss Jose , In their satire on Society's 400. 3 THE OHIOINAI , MTTI.E KUMAWAUA JAPS Contortionists , Juglers and Acrobats. ELI.E.V VETTEH , Mysterious Globe. Equilibrist. and C Other Vaudeville Notables C The Trocadero Challenge Orchaatra. Prices Matinee , lOc and 25c. Nightly 2Ec , 3"c and COc. HOTELS. THE MJLLARD 13th and Douglas Sts. , Omalm -AMEUICA * AM ) EUROPEAN PLAN- CENTUALLY LOCATED. I J. K. MAHICEL t SON. Proni. TEA GARDEN CURIO STORE g COOLEST AND g FINEST PLACE. 0 North ol Hutlcllall , E. Midway. Streets of All Nations Grandest , Best Amusement Place on Exposition Grounds. 250 People Representing Different Ntttlons. SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA g Ostrich Farm H WEST MIDWAY. a62 Gienntic Birds 62 Don't fall to take a rifle on GRIFFITHS' ' SCENIC RAILWAY on the MIDWAY , and eee a representation of the I3ATTLB OK MANILA In the Qre t Tunnel. The patent right tor theie rail ways in any part of the United State * for sale by J. A. drimthi , at bli offloe oa U >