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THE OMAHA DAILY BEE : STJXDAY , NOVEMBER 110 , 1898.
AMUSEMENTS. * * * * * & * * & * * * < * * * * * * * * * * * * * < Omaha Is to have tin opportunity to hear the International Orand Opera company after all , the only change In program other than date being the transfer from the Boyrt r to the Crelghton. Thu dates at the Boyd for the fore part of the week are taken , but those at the Crelghton were not. The same operas which It was previously Intended to present will bo given. After the brilliant one preceding , last week appears like a dreary waste In the field dramatic , only one of the leading playhouses prc cntlng anything like a repre- tentative entertainment , though the manage * ment is not altogether to blame. At the lloyd the week opened with Yale's "Evil l yo , " which , while It may have been , and doubtless was , Interesting to many , could In no sense lie put In the catalogue of high class entertainments. The latter part of the week It had been expected a treat would be offered In the International Grand Opera company. There bad been a good advance sale for tbo various performances , which were looked forward to with much more than ordinary intercut , but on Wednesday the house man- agetnuut received word tbat the company WIIH stranded at Kansas City. The company was too large and the salary list too heavy for the umall business which had been done by tbo company on Its western tour. At the CrclBhton "Muldoon's Picnic. " which has been on the retired list for several years , was partially revived to till In the week. The Trocadero was morn fortunate , pro- scntlng one of the best vaudeville bills , taken In Its entirety , which has yet been Been at the house , and profited by the lack of entertaining features elsewhere. Judging from press comment in the Min neapolis papers , the Woodward Stock com pany is in a fair way to become ns popular In the northern city as It was here. Thu company presented as Us opening bill "Men nnd Women , " which is one of the strongest plays It essayed during Its long stay in this city , and In which It appears to ns good advantage as any. The company was greeted with a largo audience and the press speaks In a most flattering manner of the ( character of the performance. Jacob Iloscnthal , who has been the mani ngcr of itho Los Angeles house In thu Orphetim circuit , Is to bo the manager of the Crelghton when that house passes Into the control of the Orphcum people on December 1. The house will bo known as the Crolghton-Orpheum. Mr. Rosenthal , If the comment of the Los Angeles press Is any criticism , Is destined to bo popular in this city. Ho Is frpokon of as being an ex ceptionally capable man , with a faculty of making and holding friends. Announcement a. Charles E. Blaney's big extravaganza sue- cosn , "A Boy Wanted , " will betbo attrac tion at the Boyd for four days , commencing Sunday matinee. It Is conceded to he one of the biggest financial successes of the past season. "A Boy Wanted" Is a mixture of farce comedy , extravaganza , burlesque rtnd vaudeville , and was written by Mr. Illaney for the purpose of Introducing a host of pretty girls , clever comedians , tal ented vocalists , expert dancers and high * class vaudeville artists. There are a great many funny situations throughout the play , which are brought out In the brightest man ner possible , the witty remarks and' the Jokes being nil new. The scenery Is hand- eomo and in keeping with the play. Tbcro Is something about a military play that appeals to tbo popular mind a flavor that all the society plays written could not Klve. That la why "Tho Girl I Left Behind Mo" has obtained euch a tlrm hold on audi ences. It has lived several years while sev eral othcrti built at the same tlmo have passed Into oblivion. The scene Is laid on the border and the chief characters have to do with the subjection of the Indians with the result that many pretty pictures are pro duced. Whlfo the main plot Is being worked out , two llttlo love episodes run through nnd are happily terminated. There arc thrilling and sentimental situations that combined result In a most acceptable atage presentation. Crelghton , Wednesday mail- neo and night. November 23. Robert Downing , the well known and pop ular tragedian , will appear at the Crelghton theater , In this city , Thanksgiving matinee and ulght , In his most successful charming triple hill. Ho will bo seen In his famous creation of the "Gladiator , " which has made him known nil over the world. This part is to him what Humlet was to Edwin Booth , or Kip Van Winkle to Joseph Jefferson. In conjunction with this bill , he wlir also bo ( teen In romance In the part of "Ingomar , " the barbarian. It was In this character that ho made such a great success with Mary An derson. Mr. Downing has played this char- ncter many hundreds of times. From this Mr. Downing takes a great bound from the Amphitheater of Rome , to the wild forests of the Cvennes , be ROCS to Paris , and In the life of that guy capital he shows bow a true husband cures a woman of Imaginary love , and ale > o brings forth the fact tbat nweot memory la sometimes better to remain no , than try to bring back the past. In this comedy , "French Marriage , " ho shows his verealltlty. His comedy Is said to bo very fine , In fact , ono looking at him In his mag nificent costume of the French gentleman , can hardly realize that It Is the gfedlator that we have Just heard hurling defiance at the populace , or the barbarian lover of the forest. The beautiful ecenorama of Ireland , as recently given before a private audience lu thlo city by Mr. D. A. Reldy. will be repro duced with muny new views at the Crelghton theater on Monday evening , November 28. On its former presentation the entertain ment was enthusiastically received and was spoken of In the highest terms by those who were present. These are the only first- class collection of Irish sceneries to be found In the country and were collected by Mr. RelJy during several pilgrimages through tbat romantic land. The Trocadero offers today nnd all week what Is confidently believed to be an cx- rcptlonally rare and fashionable bill. Sev eral of the people am local favorites from the fact that lu times past they have ap peared as stellar lights lu this city with tbelr own organizations. Those on whom particular local interest is centered are flcorgo Thatcher , the Inimitable minstrel , who U associated with the well known actor-author , Ed 'Marble , In presenting their original black-faced absurdity Hugh Stanton - ton and Florence Modrua who until re-1 cently have been identified with the metro politan dramatic companies , are now presenting a charming comcdetia en titled "A Wife by Advertisement. " Their comedy ban met with Instantaneous success . everywhere It fans been seen. The two I royal coons , Charles E. Johnson and Dora ' Dean , late the stars of Sara Devtre'a com pany , nre to make their Initial appearance here. Johnson and Dcnu are premiers of' colored aristocracy and one of the cleverest colored tennis upon the American stage. Mile. Bartlo , the famous Russian danseuce , and the late star of David Henderson's sumptuous productions in Chicago , is one of the bright features of the week's offer- Ing. A transatlantic novelty will be the appearance of Louis M. Granat , the unique whistler , whoso execution and wonderful accomplishments have won for him great distinction. "The Two Brownies , " an In teresting song and dance team , are upon the bill and will claim many of the honors for tbelr neat and characteristic solo danc ing. Bessie Taylor , a charming and vi vacious soubrette. and Arthur Lorraine , character comedian , grotesque dancer nnd contortionist , assisted by Lilly Howell , sing ing and dancing comedian , with their edu cated dogs , "Grip" and "Jojo , " present a unique- comedy sketch entirely of the new school , notably Interesting from tbo eccen tric comedy Introduced. The Trocadero Challenge orchestra will still prove an en- I , tertalnlng factor In the week's features , I and render a splendid musical program. The usual matinees will be given today , Thursday and Saturday. As Thursday Is Thanksgiving day , the matinee will be es pecially given to women and children. i The International Opera company will ap pear In Omaha. Such was the pleasant news which the musical people of this community received through the columns of The Bee yesterday morning and from the telephonic communications to both theaters for verifica tion It would seem that the news was most j j acceptable. Tbo stimulus which the expost- I tlou gave to the musical Interests of Omaha i i Is already bearing fruit , and , while St. Louis was unable to support this company as it deserved , and Kansas City followed the example of St. Louts , it le highly credit able to Omaha that the demands of the people induced Manager Burgees to make a special trip to Kansas City lu order to secure the filling of the engagement if pos sible. Another Interesting Indication of the Interest manifested In good music at this | i point Is that during the last week It was im. j possible/ obtain at muslo stores a copy of | any of the operas to be given , exccnt by placing an order in advance. Many people have stated with much ehow of authority that Omaha would be musically dead after the exposition , because the people would all be bankrupt. These same people seem to forget that a great amount of money must have been spent lu Omaha during the last six months by people from out of town , and therefore some persons have not been stricken with poverty. The demand for seats Is very brisk and indications are that the season of grand opera will be a paying venture. May It be so. If a local manage ment is encouraged at this early date in the season it will mean the securing of splendid attractions later on. The opening opera will bo "Faust , " and the date > wlll bo tonight. The Crelghton theater has been put to some severe testa acoustically by opera companies In the past , and it has proved thoroughly satisfactory. Mr. Homer Moore , whose opinion will be valued by many people in Omaha , writes to The Bee that he baa heard the International Opera company lu St. Louis , and tbat any pralso given to the company in this column will not be undeserved. It Is a strong com pany , has a fine chorus and the orchestra Is thoroughly adequate. The matinee will bo given on Tuesday afternoon , and the bill will bo the "Caval- loorla Rustlcana , " and "II Trovatoro. " To day night will have "II Trovatore. " To morrow night has been allotted to "Lucia. " A full synopsis of all these operas was given lu the musical column of last Sun day's Bee. In connection with the Woman's club there has been considerable talk relative to the fact that hero Is a strong organiza tion , .with money to kindle , prestige , influ ence , and yet that Omaha's musicians never get a clip nee to touch that pernicious and abominable lucre , which Is supposed to be only for the worldly , and not for those ethereal beings who have been unfortunate enough to have been sent to this earth to endure a short season of purgatory. True , Omaha musicians have not enriched them selves by the receipts they have obtained from this estimable organization , but whose fault is It ? As usual , the musicians them selves are to blame. If it comes down to the point , It will bo found that the musicians donate their services , and then complain that they do not get paid. " The Woman's club Is un derstood to have good credit , no collection agency has been employed to collect bills from them. Therefore , to all these who complain and rail at the club today , and tcmoTrow play and sing for the club for nothing , let this advlco be given In the spirit of friendship ; "Tho laborer Is worthy of his hire ; If you are worth a price , charge it. If you want to give away your means of livelihood , keep quiet. " Of course , this docs not apply to those who keep a stiff price , and hive sought en gagements , and still have not been engaged. To this class , which surely must be In the minority , let a word be said , seriously and without presumption , and tbat Is : Re member tbat the woman's musical depart ment does not owe any one a living , and the purchaser , by right of all commercial usage , reserves the right to choose hla own goods. But , on the other hand , the pur chaser can not dictate the price. The Woman's club has selected. It may here be noted , a conductor for the chorus , passing over several who have In times past as sisted tbo club , and would doubtless do It aealn. But this Is no reason that these other Instructors should feel aggrieved nt the Introduction of a new man. Rather , lu the true spirit of art development , let all unite In wishing the club musical depart ment , its leader and Its choral conductor Godspeed. Miss Kellogg , at her recital on Tuesday SUTHVT BLATZ IS ON ' Till / It charms with its flavor , delights with its taste and conquers with its purity and high quality. VAL.BLATZ BREWING Co. MILWAUKEE , U.S.A. For Sale by Pole/ Bret * VhoUwle Dealer * , 1412 Doutlii Street Oauha , f/ THE STAR MILWAUKFEBFR _ Neb. T l. 1081 evening lost , at the First Congregational church , declared her creed on the subject of encores by declining to raak a second ap pearance , except to acknowledge the com pliments of the audience by a graceful and gracious bow. Many programs would be agreeably shortened If singers especially nero to bow once , and even twice , b for singing again. | And this calls to mind a story which ap peared In one of the humorous Journals of the country a few weeks ago. Mr. and Mrs. Jenks are attending a concert , and the song having been sun ; , the audience applauds vigorously , whereupon , of couise , the singer appears , smiling , music in hand , and proceeds to repeat the last verse , as on encore. The Innocent and lender heart of the poor old lady Is touched , and with ' tears In her volco she remarks to her equally unsophisticated husband : "Look John , they make her come out and flng It again until she gets It right ! " A new journal has started on a earner of onslaught on some of the leading musical journals , and pretending to have "art" for a basis , condemns by editorial and cartoon the business methods of contemporaries. How well 'might It bo Mid , what terrible things arc done , O art , In thy name ! This magazine rejoices In having amongst Its contributors one Hahn , who signs the articles which appear from Omaha. In one of them ho etntos that the chorus which did such acceptable work at the exposition , whose merits were attested to by Mr. Ar thur Mees , as well as soloists of the Thomas orchestra , and by other visiting musicians , whose work was praited highly by Hans Albert over his own signature , this chorus , says he , pang nothing but hymns , nnd old songs like "Annie Laurie , " because they could not fling anything else. This , not withstanding the fact tliat previously the scrlbo eulogized the work of the chorua In the "Hose Maiden. " This work Is not very simple , nor yet is It to difficult as ia "Fair Ellen. " by Max Bruch , while It lasts. The "Daughter of Jalrus , " by Stalner , Is another work which was given by the Exposition chorous , ami which Is not by any means Sunday school music. This furious attack on the Exposition chorus , because of mall- clous feelings toward the conductor , Is un worthy and apart from any personal ex oneration or apology or defense this op portunity la taken to say a word of ap preciation for the unremitting labor , earnest Interest , and cxecl'lent attendance of those who bad no small share in the success of the exposition , who helped to attract the evening crowds , and who also assisted In putting money into the pockets of the stock holders the much abused and very pa tient members of the Exposition chorus. It seems strange that a person who ad mittedly knows not ono thing about music ( except , as the old lady , who liked "whit pleased her" ) , shall bo the vehicle for musi cal news to a N > w York paper about the doings of Omaha people In the musical world. Mrs. Ford , who Is at the head of the musical department of the Woman's club , Is preparing to conduct the department on very aggressive lines this winter. It can be made a great power for the good of music In the community and Mrs. Ford very wisely realizes that In order to get the beat rr ults some money must be spent. Artists who nro well known throughout the country will bo here and will give programs of special Interest , which will be open to the public for a very nominal charge. The scheme as laid down Is a good one , and , while It is unnecessary to detail It hero , It will prove an attractive piece of financier ing. Conspicuous amongst the entertainers will bo Mr. Nat Brlgham , who will be re membered by the majority of the musical people. Ho is at home in a ballad concert and that Is what he doubtless will give. THOMAS J. KELLY. Miss Julia Officer , piano , Karbach nik. Ante Room Echoes The E-lks Initiated eight men at their meeting Friday evening. They were : E. S. Garrison , W. H. Fensler. Horace Warren , George A. Kellogg , J. 8. Dewcll and Charles C. Williams of Missouri Valley and D. B. McAvoy and George da Sosnowaskl ot Omaha. After the ceremonies refreshments were served and speeches were made by the newly Initiated. George P. Cronk , an old member of the lodge , recited several selections from the works of Eugene Field. The management of the Trocadero has de cided to throw open the doors to the mem bers of the lodge , tbelr families and their friends some evening this week , and a committee wan appointed at the meeting to confer with the Trocadero people In mak ing arrangemuntti. Washington hall has been secured for the memorial services of the lodge , which will be held Sunday , De cember i , at 2:30 : o'clock In the after noon. TVoodmcu of the World. Tuesday evening. November 16 , Seymour csmp , No. 57 , began a series of entertain ments , to be given during the coming sea son , with a very enjoyable smoker and high five party. About 100 guests occupied the tables for two hours , after which lunch was served. 6Hr Commander Hoot was present and entertained those present with an ad dress on the progress being made by the order. Omaha camp. No. 16 , is putting In good time In drilling Its degree team , BO as to be able to place the amplified degree on the floor with gorgeous paraphernalia In a very short time. Alpha camp , No. 1 , bos started on Its winter course of entertainment. They have recently added a hands-mo stage to their forest , while the entire Interior of the room has been tastefully decorated with the colors of the order. The drop curtain to this stage Is a novelty , representing the deep forest with a llfeslzed figure of the Father of Woodcraft , with sleeves rolled up and ax In hand felling some of the mighty trees of < he forest. It Is a very appropriate setting to the stage. On Thursday evening last , after Introducing a large class , Alpha band of thirty-six pieces Interested the members present with about six numbers of very fine classical music. Sovereign Com mander Root was piesent and gave them a short talk on the "good of the order. " The Thanksgiving ball to be given by Alpha camp is on the road to success , an Indicated by the tickets already sold. Pros pects are good for an Immense turnout and a good addition to the general fund of tbo camp. Quite a number of death proofs of our soldier boys have been filed lately , of those whoso Intentions were good for the righteous cause , but died in camp , and others who fell In battle at Santiago and other points , ono reported to have been on the Ill-fated Maine. Thus the fulfillment of the promise , that all our Woodmen soldiers' certificate should bo upheld and paid In full and promptly. Carnival camp , Davenport , la. , has re cently erected and unveiled two beautiful mmuraents to deceased members. The order In tbat city is flourishing to a won derful degree. KnlifhU of ( he 3lnccabeea. Gate City tent No. 60 will give Its third annual ball Friday evening , December 2. at the Thureton Rifles' armory. All Maccabees and tbelr friends are cordially Invited to Attend. Last Thursday evening an enthusi astic meeting was held , several of the Sir Knlghti speaking on subjects relating to the order. Omaha tent and Holllater hive gave a ball Wedneiday evening , November 16 , About 200 were present. Oysters wcr nerved and daneluc continued until a late hour. A new tent was Instituted at Kullerton Tuesday evening , November 15 , with a largs charter Hit. Sir Knlghta from Albion were present. Sir Knight W. E. I/owe , D. S. C. , has been In Fullerton for ten days. Gate City tent No. 60 Initiated sever * ) candidates Thuntday evening. The attendance anceat the ceremonies was Urge. Several new applications were read and referred to committees. South Omaha hive gave a danc * at Masonic tomplc , South Omaha , Wednesday evening , November 1C. Dorchester hlvo gave a supper at the opera house , Dorchester , Neb. , Saturday evening. November 12. The houea wai well filled and a splendid program was carried out , consist ing of singing and speaking. Dewey tent No. 79 Initiated a largo class Friday evening. Refreshments were served In the parlor after the work wai completed. Dewey tent Is prospering. The list for the uniform rank Is filling up fast and soon Omaha will have the first Nebraska , division ot the uniform rank. Mrs. Julia A. Sheely , D. S. C. , visited Fremont hive last -week. Mrs. Sheely visited West Point also and Instituted a new hive there with a large list of charter mem bers. bers.West West Point tent , No , 20 , Is nddlng to Its membership every meeting night. Tuesday evening , November 15 , Albion tent visited Fullerton In a body and con ferred the work on several candidates , All enjoyed a good time. Fraternal Union of America. Mondauiln lodso No. Ill wilt meet Mon day evenlnz and it Is desired that every member of the lodge , as well as all other members of the order In the city , attend this meeting. Forty new candidates will b Initiated. A program has been arranged and a good time Is anticipated. Banner lodge No. 11 met Thursday evenIng - Ing and voted upon a number ot new ap plications. After the regular business was completed the members epent the balance of the evening socially. On Thursday even ing next , after the regular session , refresh ments will be served. Each member Is In vited to tiring a pic and the balance of the refreshments will bo served by the lodge. A general good time Is expected and all fraters are Invited to attend this pie eoclal. A deputy supreme president has added 125 new members to Ogdcn lodge at Ogdcn , Utah , during the last three weeks. The lodge officers and members are doing all they can to make this ono of the largest In the order. Supreme Secretary Handley attended the organization of a lodge of fifty members last week at Goldfleld , Colo. Altman , Colo. , will organize a large lodge ot the order this week. Columbus , Neb. , will be honored by the organization of a lodjo of the order next week. Four other cities In Nebraska will have lodges of the order within the next ten days. The Fraternal Union of America band Is arranging for new uniforms. After procur ing them they will give a reception and ball , which will be one of the finest enter , talnments of tbo kind ever held In Omaha. Ancient Order of United Workmen. Social lodge. No. 102 , Degreeof Honor , win give a Thanksgiving dance at Myrtle hall , Tuesday evening , November 22 , to which a small admittance fee will be charged. The usual refreshments , always a drawing feature ot Social lodge , win bo a part ot the program. At the last regular meeting of Social lodge. Degree of Honor , the degree team of Pansy camp , Royal Neighbors , was admitted to the lodge room and went through Its intri cate and Interesting drills to the delight of Its host. KnlfthtH of Pythian. Monday evening , November 28 , will occur the thirtieth anniversary of the Institution of Nebraska lodge No. 1. A committee is at work arranging a program for the proper celebration of the event. The first part of the program will be of a literary and musical character , Interspersed with ehort talks by the grand lodge officers , who are expected to bo present. After this the evening wlir bo spent in dancing. Monday evening. November 21 , the flrst rnnk will be conferred on several candi dates. Odd FclloiT * . A lodge was Instituted November 14 at Terry , with twenty-two members. The offi cers elected are : P. G. , John Hodgklnn ; N. G. , S. M. Kane ; V. G. , John Farrell ; secretary , W. L. Mitchell ; treasurer , W. J. Speckman ; conductor , T. J. McKean ; R. S. N. O. . C. W. Ronan ; L. S. N. G. . F. M. Galloway ; I. G. , G. W. Robinson ; O. G. , W. C. George ; R. S. V. G. , P. L. McGlll ; L. S. V. G. , A. P. Barclay ; warden , W. Grenfell ; R. S. S. , D. McMillan ; L. S. S. , W. J. Har ris. Secret Society IVoten. Garfleld circle No. 11 , Ladies of the Orand Army of the Republic , will give a social in Myrtln hall annex , Continental block , Tues day evening , November 22 , at 8 o'clock. Miss Kate Will of Chicago will talk : on pure food. Refreshments will be served. Clan Gordon No. 63 held Its regular meet ing Tuesday evening. After business a [ social hour was spent , and among the items was a humorous dissertation by one of the members , entitled , "The Story of a Can. " which called forth laughter. Next meeting night will be devoted to nomination of officers for the coming year. A. E. Stevenson , D. S. C. R. , and Ameri can egent for ithe Independent Order of Foresters , will be In the city December 9 to ' Institute the encampment of Royal Forest ers which has recently been organized. It Is 11 to be a union encampment for Omaha and South Omaha. All Foresters In grod standing In either city who would like to enter this uniformed rank can do eo by calling on T , R. Hustrn at room 3 , Bush men Mock , and sign the charter. KNIGHTS OF LABOR PLATFORM Channel In Lawn Which the Organ isation DenlreH to See Pat Into Effect. CHICAGO , Nov. 19. The national assem bly of the Knights of Labor , at Ita annual meeting In this city , has decided to recom mend to the Industrial commission the re peal ot government by injunction ; the pro hibition of employment of children under 16 years of age ; the prohibition of watering stock by any railroad or corporation ; the establishment of postal savings banks ; gov ernment control of railroads ; the Issuance of greenbacks by the government direct ; the election of United States senators by the people's vote ; the election ot the president by popular vote and the Initiative and refer endum. A committee of three Is to bo ap pointed to submit these recommendations to the commission. BANKS MAKE GOOD SHOWING Ilettrr Condition * Noted Aloiiff All Line * and Coimldernldo Excen Shown lu Iteierve. NEW YORK , Nov. 19. The weekly bank statement shows the following changes ; Surplus reserve , Increase 11,655,575 ; loans , increase J5,637,800 ; specie , Increase ' $2,917- SOO ; legal tender , Increase 11,066,200 ; de posits , Increase $9,432,900 ; circulation , In- creaee $182,000. The books now hold $16,667,375 In excess of the requirements of the 25 per cent rule. Mlitook a Day for Deer. DBADWOOD , S. D. , Nov. 19. ( Special Telegram. ) Charles Eckland of Lead shot and killed Robert Raemussen , a 13-year-old boy , near his homo on Box Elder creek. EckJand thought the boy was a deer. FINAL DEMANDS LAID DOWN Amerioini Will Present Ultimatum Early Next W ek , I SPAIN MUST BANDY NO MORE TERMS LeiiKthy Spanish Xote Found to Con- lain Only Time Worn Conten tion About M'onl " ! ) ! - poRltlnn. " j WASHINGTON , Nov. 19. It was not until late last evening that the last para graphs of the long translation of the Span ish note which was presented to the Ameri can peace commissioners last Wednesday was deciphered at the State department , nnd most of the members of the cabinet wcr not aware of the full contents of the docu ment until today , when they called at th White House. It appears that In addition to the long argument which was Intended to show that the word " " "Disposition , used lu relation to the Philippines , meant some thing else , the Spanish note Includes a proposition to submit the Philippine clause of the protocol to the Interpretation of an arbitrator. Another cablegram followed the flrst long message , this time directly from Judge Day , seeking Instructions definitely on some points to bo made in the American answer which Is yet to bo presented. These In structions have been sent forward and It may be stated without eolng into details that they are precisely in line with the policy which the American commissioners have been pursuing up to this point In the negotiations. Judge Day made no mention In his message of any Intention on the part of the commissioners to adjourn their ses sions today without transacting any busi ness , but in view of the fact the last In structions were sent so recently as to afford insufficient time for putting them In form it was believed to be probable that nothing would be done at today's session nnd that the meeting would be purely pro forma. Other Important Matter * . Tbcro are several matters of real Im portance , though not ranking with the Phil ippine questbn , to be treated by the com missioners , but the Instructions to the Americans are not to call up these nt pres ent or until the main pending Issue rela tive to the Philippines has been settled , In order to avoid complicating the proceedings. In the event that the commissioners disagree totally at their next meeting on the Philippines , therefore , there will be no dis cussion of many of these subsidiary ques tions , but In the other event namely , that an agreement shall bo reached on disposi tion of the Philippines' ' , these matters may be expected to consume at least one or two additional sessions of the commission. One of these subjects concerns the restora tion of trade relations between the United States and Spain. At the beginning of the war Spain terminated all of her treaties with the United States , and If the two coun tries are to get along amicably oven after the declaration of peace there must be woik- ing arrangements in treaty form , for the protection of trade Interests , the equalization of tariff charges , the regulation of extradi tion and such subjects as are usually treated In treaties of commerce. So far the commis sioners have given no consideration to these matters In their exchanges , but some at least of them must be regulated In any treaty that issues from the commission. Kin ! In Near. P. Is believed that the peace negotiations are uearlng an end , and It Is considered not Improbable that by the end of the pres ent month all ot the main features of a treaty will have been formally agreed to , or the effort to reach an amicable settle ment abandoned. With a view to bringing matters to a speedy conclusion , our com missioners , by direction cf the president , , early the coming week will lay before the 1 Spaniards the final and Irreversible demands j of this country , allowing a specified time In which our conditions may be accepted or rejected. This ultimatum , It is understood , Involves all that has thus far been con tended for. Including the surrender to the United States ot the entire Philippine group , and also names the amount of cash which this government will pay Spain in con sideration of Its expenditures on account | of pacific improvements In the Island ot i Luzon. The amount of this cash payment I Is not known , but there li a basis for this tiellef that it is approximately J40.000.000. NEGRO SHOT BY WHITECAPS Galltle * * Old Man Killed by Mob Which Wa * Attempting to Beach III * Son. CHATTANOOGA , Tenn. , Nov. 19. A special to the News from Nashville says : John Smart , a well-disposed colored citi zen living at Chapeltown , one and a half miles from Smart's station , In Warren , county , Tenn. , was shot and killed by whitc- caps Ia t night. The whltecaps served no- j tlce upon Mack Smart , his son , and at a i late hour twenty-three men visited his house. Mack was ordered to come out , but refused , whereupon coal oil was poured on the side of the house , but not Ignited. A torch was lighted and placed near the house , and old man Smart , .thinking the bouse wae on fire , rushed out into the yard , where he was shot and died Instantly. The weapon - , pen used was a shotgun , both barrels of which were discharged. The whltecaps rode away Immediately after the killing. WIDOW BECOMES INSISTENT Petition * that nreiver Either Marry Her or Pay Fortune for Broken PromUc * . PITTSBURG. Pa. , Nov. 19. Anton Lutz , a prominent and wealthy brewer of this city , has been sued for breach of promise by Ruth De Haan , formerly of Cleveland , 0. , the damages being placed at $100,000. The plaintiff is a widow and at present resides In Chicago. She avers that the defendant promised to marry her In 1S96 and has per sistently refused to fulfill his engagement. For more than a year , she alleges , she was the recipient of letters of the most affec tionate character and that the defendant be stowed upon her the greatest attention , tak ing her to different places of amusement , showering valuable gifts upon her and In troducing her to his friends as his prospect ive bride. INDIANS ABEAFTER LAND _ Chief * Go to tVaaliluirton to I.ny Claim to Valuable Heal Eitnto. ST. LOUIS. Nov. 1 ! ) . Oahee , chief of the Arapohoe Indians ; Wolf Kobe , Little Chief and Allo Uuno , Cheyenne chiefs , arrived hero today from the Indian territory en- route to Washington to lay claim to 3,500,000 acres of land on the Cherokee strip , valued at } 3,000,000. Accompanying the chiefs are fifteen Indian girls on their way to the r ichool at Carlisle , Pa. When you ask for Do Witt's Witch Hazel Salve don't accept a counterfeit or Imitation. There ire more ctsses of pllea cured by this than all others combined. Convention ( or Good IloniU. ST. LOUIS. Nov. 19. The Good Uoads and Improvement society Is making great preparations fcr the convention to be held In Masonic temple next Monday , Tuesday and Wednesday. It Is confidently expected * tbat over 2,000 delegates will be la attend-1 CREIGHTON TONIGHT Engagement Extraordinary Grand Opera Mine , Clemintine AND THE International Grand Opera Company IOO--PEOPLE--IOO TONIGHT-FAUST Monday Night , Tuesday Night , LUCIA Dl LAMMCRMOOR. IL TROVATORE. Special Matinee Tuesday Grand Double Bill ( IPAGLIACCI r and Two Prlma Donnae ) C4VALIERIA RISTICANA , POPULAR . . . PRICES. , . . MGItT I/owcr Floor fi.r.O. . llntcuny f l.OO nud 7Kc. . . . , . MATIM3K I.owrr Floor. I.M ) UnK-nnr 70c and BOc. SEATS NOW ON SALE. Boyd's Theater | Wights Starting jft Sunday Matinae , Nov. 20 ; . . Chas. E. Hluncy's Big ComcJy Success tf | $ I Boy i i Wanted ! $ ? | With a Big Star Cost and a Host of Pretty Girls. Annual Thanksgiving Day Game * University of Nebraska V * University of Iowa Union Driving Park council mutts , ia. Thursday , Nov. 24,1898. aS Game Called at 3 p. m. General Admission 50c. Bridge Line Cars Direct to Grounds. nmHiiiiiiHiiiniiiMiniiiniiniiniiniinyiiifllllllllliniHinif lll ! Creu'hton Theater. WKDMSSDAY MATIXKK AND MGIIT. 1'ounlnr l'rlce . The Girl I Left Behind Me Matinee Any Sent 2.1c. Mlfht SSc , BOc , 73c. Creishton Theater. MATINKK AMI MOIIT OXI.Y THANKSGIVING , NOV. 2-1. BUI. HOIIKHT DOWNING , The Eminent Trap dinn. Presenting 3 Plays at Each Performance. ' Trench Marriage Comedy "Iniomar" , Romance "Tho Gladlutor Tragedy I'oiiular I'rlcci 25c ! , fiOc , 7do. OVUH 100 PAIITICIPANTS Grand Gymnastic Exhibition , By All daunt * * of the OMAHA TURNVERIN At the nyninnnlum , 1H1H Homey . Fit III AY , NOV. S.1KH8. . AdmUilim 23 Out * . HOTELS. THE NEW MERCER 12th and Howard Sta. , Omaha. European Plan . jj. American Plnn . 1200 You will ( Ind your friends registered hero. F. J. COATKS. Proprietor. WAI ANDHEU'S. Chief Clerk. THE MIl.LARD 13th and Douglas Sts. , Omnli i , -AMUIUCAN AND EUROPEAN PLAO- CENTUALLY LOCATED. J. C. UAUICEI , HON , Props. ance. Including the governors of weveral states , promnent railroad men end others whoso names are constantly before the pub lic. A large number of manufacturing ex hibitors will be on band to show their machinery for the Improvement and making of roada. AT'I HE. . . CreightOtl Theater Monday Eve. , Nov. 28 Mr. D. A. Reldy'a Beautiful Sceneorama of IRE RND Showing superb color-views of her people cities , towns , castles , landscapes and an * tlqultlcs. A Scenic and Educational Treat L nti & Williams. Prop * , and Hfra W. W. COLE. Act. Manner. Week suHDr Nov. 20 MATINKRH-Hl'XnAY ' SATURDAY. ftPKCIAIj TIIA.MCNGIVINU MATINHI3 TIIUKSI1AY. Always the lien ! Show In Omaha. of Mlnitreliy , Ceo. Thatcher JSd , Marble The Stars of Refined Vaudeville-Hugh Btfanton nnd Florence Modenu. Chan. 13. Johnton and Dora Dean Amer ica's Cleverest Colored Ptrformers. The Famous Ituaslun Premier Mils. Bnrtho , Eranat The World's Greatest Whistler. The Two Hrownlcs. lledsln Taylor Singing Bo libretto. Ixirralno and Howell Unique Bketcl ) ArUits. llfnerred Seat * Prlcei , USc , 35c , I0o ,