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THE OMAHA DAILY BEE: StTNDAY, JANUARY 17, 1904.
ABOUT PLAYS PLAYERS AND PLAYHOUSES
Olva the people ht they want and they
will eurwly pro to the theater. Omaha had
an excellent example of thie during the last
week, when popular attraction filled nil
the houses to overflowing at each of the
performances. Consequently the smile that
won't wear off again looks out of the man
ager's office and the air of prosperity fully
warrants the good feeling that Is manifest.
It Is not often that a genuine comedy In
real life gets Its expression on the stage,
but a Splendid example of this lias been
' given In Omaha during the last week. On
. the stage when the sultan .of Bulu cams
forward everything was smiles and laugh-.
ter and apparently the happiest combina
tion of well satisfied people ever seen. Hack
of the scenes the situation Is exactly re
' versed. And thereby hangs this tale:
Maud Lillian Berrt had the Henrietta Budd
role, but was removed to jrlve the place to
Cherldah Simpson. Now It happens that
In private life Maud Lillian Isn't Berrl at
' all, but Moulan, being the wife of Frank
Moulan, the principal ' comedian of the
company. When the end of the company's
long4 stay In New York was reached Floreni
Zlegfeld offered Moulun much more money
than Savage 1 paying to come over and be
part of the Anna Held show, and Moulan
went. Then came Henry W. Savage Into
court and secured an order to require
Moulan to respect a certain contract that
has yet fifteen months to run. During this
time Fred Frear was playing the Kl-Ram
role and doing well with It. At Kansas
City Moulan rejoined the company, but
much agaln.it his will. He wanted to take
his wife with him as his dresser, but this
wss refused him and Mrs. Moulan was also
ordered excluded from the special cars In
which the company travels, so that If she
aocompanles the troupe any longer It will
be on another train, or at least In an
other car and If her husband rides with hsr
he will have to pay hla own fare. The
feeling between the Moulans, Frank, and
Maud Lillian and Cherry Simpson Is such
that If the latter -were a real cherry and
were Immersed In a cocktail the Sultan
Ki-Ram would never think of drinking It
to rescue her. But he Is required to make
love to her every night and that is Just
what Maud Lillian doesn't like about it;
she cannot bear to see her husband even
make, stage love to another woman, and
If the business Is done with anything like
fervor the matter la taken up as unfinished
business as soon, as the Moulan family is
convened again In regular session. Cherl
dah Is delightfully Indifferent to the feel
ings of either Frank or Maud Lillian; In
deed, It Is suggested that she Is -gutting
. Just a little weentle tesntte bit of satisfac
tion out of the opportunity the- situation
affords her to rub It Into somebody she
doesn't particularly care for. In the mean
time Moulan Is doing his beat to secure his
discharge from the Savage company, know
ing the better thing financially that awaits
him In New Tork; but he Isn't slighting his
work on the stage. The manager of the
company says Moulan Is perfectly honor
able In all his acts and that his perform
ance Is as good now as at any time, unless
It be the one little scene with Cherry,
- In which he has his choice of being luke
warm on the stage or getting properly
warmed up when he reaches home. And
then there's Fred Frear, who is doing
splendid work aa Hadjl'each night, who Is
waiting for the affair to eventuate so that
he can get the position of Kl-Ram again.
It doesn't need a diagram to point out the
real fun in this situation. If George Ade
would' only take hold of it he could make
a better musical comedy out of It than he
did In 'the material he worked over for
"Peggy from Paris.
' Agitation for a national theater, at which
the. American drama may be fostered, is
again rife la the east, and some names of
genuine potenoy and weight are connected
with the discussion. About the first ques
tion that suggests Itself in this connection
Is, Have we an American drama worthy of
preservation T It we take the theaters as a
guide, the answer Is no; we have no Amer
ican drama worthy of the name. In sup
port of this assertion the play bills at the
New Tork theaters for last week furnish
ample proof. Hsre la a list of the plays
offered at the theaters in New Tork for
the week ending laat night, taken from tho
advertising columns of the Tribune and
Times: "The Sign of the Four," A. Conan
Doyle (English) ; "The Medal and the
, Maid," tnusioal comedy, Owen Hall and
Sydney Jones (English) ; "A Proud
Prlnoe." Justin Huntley McCarthy, (Eng
lish); "Raffles," E. W. Hornung (Eng-
Hah); "The Admirable Crlohton." J. M.
Barrle, (English); "Little Mary," 3. M.
Barrle (English); "Merely Mary Ann," Is
rael Zang will (English); "Sweet Kitty
Betlalrs," . Egerton Caatle (English); this
plajr la made by. David Belasoo from Cas
tle's book. "A Bath Comedy"); "Candida."
Bernard Shaw lEtigtlah); "The Idler," C.
Heddoa Chambers (English); "The Mar
riage of Kitty," "A Country Girl." "Doro
thy Vernon of Haddon Hall," "Terenoe."
. "Robert -EmmetC" "The Girl from Kays"
- and "Mother Goose," all of them of either
English or Irish origin and by writers
who tire across the water; "The Secret of
Pollchlnelle" and "Mams'elle Napoleon."
both from the French, and "Harriet's Hon
eymoon." adapted from the German, while
"Liaelott" is given In (is original German.
Beginning with tomorrow this list of for
lgaera en the American stage in New Tork
will be augmented by the addition of two
plays by Shakespeare and one by Richard
rtnelejr Sheridan, land "Olympe," a French
yUy by Pierre Docourcelle. '
Here is how the Amerloan dramatists
were represented In New Tork during the
week: "The County Chairman," George
Ade; "Glad of It," Clyde Fitch; "The Vir
ginian," Owen Wlster; "Ranson's Folly."
Richard Harding Davis; "Soldiers of For
tune." Richard Harding Davis; "The Other
Girl," Augustus II. Thomas; "His Sister's
Shame," Dors Davidson; "No Wedding
Bells for Her," Theodore Kremer; "The
Wayward Bon." In which a real locomotive
dashes across the stage; "Our New Min
ister," well remembered In Omaha; "Way
Down East," Lottie Blair Parker's mas
terpiece; "Babes in Toyland," an extrava
gant. One of these pieces at least deals
with Americans in a foreign land, none
of them are of any moment, and at leaat
.four of them are of the cheap and tawdry
melodrama.
. Thirty-two pieces running at as many
theaters in the great center of American
business life, and only twelve of 'them by
American authors, and of the twelve only
three dealing with distinctly American
"Cease, give as a taste at rear aualttr." HaasM.
MILWAUKEE.
The b:er with am hoaeit bic cinj quality.
Has na equal In this or any old country."
Always the Same
topics. This surely doesn't Indicate Uutt
there Is much of an American drama to
be fostered. Not so many years ago the
American theater was In a large measure
dominated by the American author, and
reason for thinking that the pusely
American in the dramatlo field would be
come a permanent feature of the literature
of the country. To what the decadence is
due la hardly tsorth the trouble of debate;
It Is sufficient that the decadence Is noted.
In other avenues of literary endeavor we
have writers of merit and strength; men
and women whom thought Is a recognised
power In the world. But the giants In the
dramatlo line we have not. Bartley Camp
bell la one who nlU-d a large space, and
Bronaon Howard loomed up big at one
time. Campbell is dead, and Howard has
been content to enjoy hla lanrela and roy
alties these many years. Mark Twain's
works afforded some excellent comedies,
but they are neglected absolutely, and' the
same is true tova great extent of the
others whose writings for the stage seemed
to promise something for a distinctly
American drama. Clyde Fitch has the
floor, and he Is aa un-American as It is
possible for a New Torker to become;
"Gussio" Thomas did very well with his
"state" plays, got along very nicely for
a time, although none of the later ones
quite came up to the mark he set In his
first. "Alabama," while his latest, "Colo
rado," was aa near a failure as a successful
author cares to get; Marguerite Merrlngton
flashed on the scene like a bright star, and
has all but died out, leaving not even a
smudge of smoke to mark her course,
Belaaco adapts, and with all hla mastery
of stage craft, and hi Imagery of theat
rical pictures, he la not an author, and it
Is certainly a stretch of courtesy to call
him no. Of the shoals of smaller fry, one
does not care to trouble with their records.
None of them Is of the type that will be
accepted or claimed as typical American.'
Why? The struggling author blames the
manager; the manager blames the
struggling author. It la not be
cause the English plays are cheaper.
On the contrary, the English au
thors know their value and have made
their contracts accordingly. It Isn't pleas
ant to think of these things, that Is, for a
truly patrlotlo'American, one who has the
faith of his fathers, but this is the situa
tion. What is true of the drama is true
In cvory other respect as regards litera
ture. Of the "light" sort we have a sur
feit; of the literature of genuine and en
during merit we' have none. It is impos
sible for a .contemporary to speak with
accuracy as to the future of books or plays.
but one who has read or listened to the
output of the laat few years is Justified in
saying that none of the books or plays of
the "modern" American authors has a
right to live, and if any of them are re
curred to by posterity it will be solely for
tiie purpose of proving how frivolous and
aimless were the American writers and
readers of the later days of the nineteenth
century In the United States.
Some phases of Amerloan life, with rits
abundance of material for the uses of nov
elists or dramatists, have been beautifully
drawn, and exquisitely colored, but they are
so few. Owen Wlster has done the west
a genuine service by giving the east some
plotures that the moat jealous of western
men recognise as accurate and just. But
Wlster is only one of a host. Others have
gone from the west and have then redrawn
their pictures to meet the eastern Ideal.
Frank Lummls In his early work was true
to his model, , and hla later fell away to
the side of an ideal that is neither ac
curate ngr attractive. Hayden Carruth,
who was plain Fred Carruth when he and
Sam Clover were getting out a little weekly
In the "blue sky and bunch grass" belt of
Dakota, has forgotten the people he made
his home with, and has taken much delight
in oarloaturlng the west for the delight of
uninformed easterners. Hamlin Garland
wrote with a heart full of the muslo of
the prairie winds of Iowa and the strong
smell of the soli In his nostrils, and his
writings had the virility of the west in
them; but he became popular in
the east, and who Is there can detect
a trace of "Main Traveled Roads," or
"Old Pap's Flaxen" In "Her Mountain
Lover?" These names are cited at ran
dom out of a long list aa examples In sup
port of the assertion. .And, If we of the
new west know how grossly our people
and their ways are misrepresented by those
who write of them, how are we to content
ourselves with the plotures of the east
drawn by these same peopteT Or the plo
tures of any soot ton or people?
Absolute realism la not demanded. It Is
possible that an Ideal may be developed
without Injustice to real, and In the Impres
sionistic picture enough Is present to enablo
the beholder, devoid of vivid Imagination,
to yet outline some definite notion of the
actual scene. What is required is fidelity.
A national theater may ba of service In
fostering the American drama, but many
there be who devoutly wish that ah Amerl
can drama be first .founded. At present
we have none, nor does the horison disclose
any sign of the rising sun.
Ovinias; Events.
Tills afternoon and evening at the oyd
theater "The Sultan of Bulu'" will be given
for the last time In Omaha with the orlg
Inal New Tork cast. The engagement of
this company has been so successful that
Manager Burgees prevailed on Mr. Savage's
representatives to stay over for the two
extra performances. It will be given today
with all the scenic effects, the augmented
orchestra and electric lighting that has
made It the leader of all the musical
comedies.
John Drew and company will appear at
the Boyd theater Monday and Tuesday,
January II and II. In a play, a comedy in
four acts, entitled "The Second In Com
mand.". by Captain R. Marshall, author
of "A Royal Family." The Marshall com
edy ran for nine months at the Haymarket
theater, London, laat season, and two sea
sons ago also had a run of Ave months in
New Tork. - It was presented In Omaha
two seasons' ago. In Mr. Drew's support
ing oast, among others, are: Charlee Gott-
hold. Monroe Salisbury. Otorn Howard
Ernest Oendennlng, O'Kane 1111 lis, George
Forbes, Robert Schable. Sydney Herbert
Margaret Dale, Ethel Hornlck and Con
stance Bell.
"Dolly Varden" with Mlas Lulu Glaser
UU
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(Signed)
THE PTTBT.TC,
America's Authority on Bear..
Good Old Blatz,
In the title role, comes to tho Boyd on
Thursday and Friday evenings for a short '
engagement. No. daintier or prettier mu
sical entertainment was sn in the large
cities last season than "Dolly Varden"
proved to be, and the fair comedienne's
admirers will be glad of this opportunity
to see ber in this character, since It Is an
nouneed that she will have a different
opera for next year. "Dolly Varden" was
written for Miss Glaser by Stanislaus
Stange and Julian Edwards, the former
having contributed the libretto and the
lyrics and the latter the mulc It tells a
story of a young girl who haa been raised
In the country and who has com to Lon
don for the first time In her Ufa. and most
of the humor Is created by Miss Glnser
herself in the character of the unsophis
ticated maiden. Her comedy efforts are
not gained by any extravagant makeups,
as la so often the casa with women who
try to be funny on the stage, but through
moat legitimate and approved methods. It
will be remembered that the star la at all
times dainty and refined in fact, the pro
duction Itself might well be described aa
an "exquisite piece of bric-a-brac" Among
the musical numbers that are most at
tractive are"Dalnty Dolly." "We Met in
Lovers' Lane," "The Cannibal Maid" and
"The Lay of the Jay." Her manager, Mr.
F. C- Whitney, haa provided an entirely
new oat fit of costumes and scenery for the
tear this year, and it la said that he haa
quite surpassed all his former efforts. In
the company are Harry GIrard. Harold
Blake, John Dunsmure, W. It Fltxsetald,
Eunice Drake and- a larga and effective
chorus.
"The Minister's - Daughters," I-eonard
Ortrvers lateat comedy drama, will be pre
sented at the Krufr this afternoon and the
first half of the week. It deals with the
wiles and temptations which surround an
Innocent young country girl and several
equally as guileless rural companions In
the dive district of New Tork, and after
giving the audience an insight into the
Bowery district of the great city, it trans
ports you to the country homestead, when
the play ends with the usual virtue trium
phant. The scenery and mechanical ef
fects are described as the best, and the
company has been selected for ita fitness
to each character.
Lewis Morrison, famous all over the
country for the subtlest and finest exposi
tion of eatan the modern stage can show,
will appear at the Krug next Thursday,
Friday and Saturday aa Mephlsto In
''Faust," under the direction of Jules
Murry. The production is said to be
scenlcally and in point of acting the finest
ever staged of this partlcalar play. No
expense was spared .and the brilliant dis
play in the garden scene Is surpassed only
by the startling pyrotechnlcal display on
the Brocken. Lewis Morrison's mortgage
on fame is based on his magnificent concep
tion and brilliant execution of Mephlsto,
which Is one of the most difficult parts in
the entire range of modern classic drama,
requiring skill, subtlety, declamatory pow
ers and a' grim humor and sarcasm, few
living actors can command.
For the week, beginning with a matinee
today, the new bill at the Orpheum will be
varied. Including a little of the drama,
legerdemain, singing, danclag, comedy and
a novel transformation. Mr. Al Fllson and
Miss Lee Errol will be Been in their new
playette, entitled, "The Black Cat," de
scribed as a little comedy drama, with the
Ingredients of a three-act play condensed
into a twenty-flve-mlnute run, calculated
to realise a complete story, amusingly act
forth and Interestingly climaxed. These
two players may be recalled In "A Daugh
ter of Bacchus," that showed 'a woman's
tact in curing a husband's Inebrlty. T.a
Carmoutella promises a novelty In her act
called "The Witch of the Moon," an elab
orately mounted little spectacle. La' Car
moutella appears as an old witch, mounted
on a broom, sweeping the cobwebs off the
iky. She descends to the earth and is
transformed into a graceful contortionist
and proceeds to perform her difficult feats.
The Roxlnos, the first to present the re
bounding billiard table turn here, will en
tertain with their own unique brand of
comedy and seme acrobatics. Zlska and
Xing will col-tribute an .exhibition of
legerdemain Intermixed with the comical.
Singing and dancing are the features of
the work of Marsh and Sartella In their
skit called "Sis' Courtship." Werden and
Gladdlsh will render a. number of ballads
with beautiful illustrations, the first that
have come to the Orpheum in several sea
sons. Among the rarely seen turns will
be the rag pictures originations of the two
Auers. These young artists make their
pictures with great rapidity from such a
conglomeration of scraps as are found in
a rag bag. The klnodrome pictures will
be entirely new. .
Cosalp from Stageland.
Henrietta Crosman's success at the Be-
lasco 4s the feature of the New Tork sea
son. The rumor that Richard Mansfield has
Iuaj-reled and separated with his manager,
.yman Glover, is denied. i
That one-nlrht stand actor who thought
he was heir to an Immense fortune in
Omaha real estate didn't get much money
out of his call to tbe lawyer, but ne nas
now the plot for an excellent modern
mruier.
The situation In Chicago Isn't clearing up
very fast. Some of the people engaged in
the anow business are mean enougn to nint
that if the Chicago aldermen were prop
erly approached the new theater ordinance
might have an easier road.
Sidney Rosenfeld will take over the Savoy
In New Tork next month and reopen It aa
the Century. It is to be devoted to a stock
company and plays will not be kept on
longer man a montn. rue nignest price to
be asked for a seat In the bouse is 11.50.
Dustln Famum, who is playing the name
part In "The Virginian." haa Introduced a
new orana or matinee idol to isew Yorkers.
He wears old clothes all through the per-
but is said to be the finest looking man on
me stage touay at mat.
Klaw A Erlanger paid the girls of the
'Mr. Bluebeard" chorus their waxes, and
let It go at that. Mrs. Ogden Armour paid
their board bills, so the girls could get
their baggage released and get back home
to New York. Another little item added to
the long account tbe ' syndicate will have
to seme some aay.
One of the local features of the show
business that the public knows nothlnr of.
out wnicn is a great boon to them, la the
way scenery la handled at the Omaha
theaters. Troupe managers say that no
where do they encounter such , splendidly
organised corps of stage hands aa in
Omaha and that nowhere in the country
are heavy sets handled so quickly or so
oareiuiiy as at me meaters nere.
Speaking of the American "drammer" Hal
Reid has two plays on In New York Just
now "At i ripple i reek and "itie Mid
nlaht Marriage." Why should any man
ager go abroad when such gems of thought
and construction aa in me are at his reach?
And the reallv delightful thing of it Is
that the New York 'limes, so accurate and
precise, eays the pictures in "At Cripple
Creea are true to me. noiy Diuel
David Belasco has declared his independ
ence of the "syndicate" at last. Dave
Warneld closed his show at New Orleans.
pending the outcome of a lawsuit that In
volves the Kiaw & Erlanger partnership
with Belaaco, and says he will only pro
ceed under Mr. Bolaaco's sole manage
ment. And Mr. Belasc-o says he will go
back to Ban Francisco and rtsume his work
as a newsboy before he will submit to the
dictation f ''K. & E."
The tearing down of the old Bowery
theater, like the completion of the sub
way. Is one or those thina which la prom
lsed New York every month. Now, how
evr. it appears certain that the old Bow
ery, or Thalia, as it W now eallud, is to go
and that before spring-.' To ueraona Inter
ested In New York life, as well as to those
concerned with the history of tbe drama,
the recent history of the Thalia holds an
exceeding lnteremt as a theater redoltnt of
the musty ouors or the past, its loss will
truly be deeply felt by ail who have the
Imagination to care for thiuas that are (to-
parted or departing. Today a tongue strut. ge
to most Americana nils the auditorium, for
the Thalia has been these many years a
Yiddish playhouse, great in its own way
still, but unite a shadow of lis former self.
Tbo time has been when those walls rang
-wun tna voices or ihx.iu. iviiowiea, Daven
port. Forrest. Burton. Kemble. Jordan.
Drew, Thorn and many others who have
taken their Urava speeches to ampbiUiealera
MUSIC AND MUSICIANS
The following dispatch was published In
the American papers a short time ago; it
mny prove Interesting to those who have
been following the "Parsifal" discussion in
the newspapers of the east and in the
magazinea:
BERLIN The Berlin Wagner society has
published an indignant pretext against the
production of "Parsifal" In New York, de
claring that Richard Wagner's holy legacy
to'art, whom production he designed to re-
srve ior tne conkecralert Temple ot Art
which lie created, Is thrown away upon
auditors In the land of dollars, who pos
sess no conception of the true essence of
Wagner and probably never will possess
any. ,
It also expresses "most profound Indigna
tion" over the "profanation of this most
precious jewel of the Wagnerian art," and
refers to the "great pain felt here (in
Berlin) that German artists have been
found who are so lost to shame aa to aid
in this act of desecration."
When one reads this be scarcely knows
whether it was written about Wagner, or
about the Omnipotent. Does it refer to a
musical work or a religious creed?
One reads that dispatch over and over,
and asks what does it mean, and what is
it all about, and then he looks at the
heading, sees the word "Berlin," and In
stantly thinks of the old song:
"Dublst verruerkt, melc kind,
Du must nach Berlin."
Ask your . German friends to translate
that liberally for you.
With all due respect to the Berlin people
and the Wagner Idolatry, as expresssed in
the above letter, "Parsifal" has already
become better known, by Its association
with the "land of dollars," than It would
have been by constant attachment to Ber
lin in three generations. Why, the street
youngsters here know about "Parsifal,"
that Is, they know the name. True, some
of them think it is a new kind of break
fast food, but what of thatT "Parsifal"
is now a dally topic of conversation, and it
the press gives much more space to It, the
dally question will be "Good morning!
Have you read about 'Parsifal 7' "
The amusing excitement of the Berlin
Wagner society over the dullness of the
American audiences causes one to smile,
especially In view of the fact that we have
paid good round prices to hear some of
Germany's best known singers in the Wag
nerian roles.
We can certainly assure the Berlin Wag
ner society that we did not go to hear
their singers -because of their figures, or
even their facea The German singers of
the Wagner operas are not all beauties.
That Is, we can remember some who are
not.
The "auditors In the land of dollars"
(which said dollars are never sought for
by those who know the "true essence" of
Wagner one Frau Coelma, for example),
have been shown a few things about Wag
ner and Wagnerian essence by a man who
was big enough and great enough to like
to show us poor bvnlghted persons some
thing about what the great Richard had
done and what he had had In mind. And
that man was Anton Scidi.
Anton Seidl became conductor of the
New Tork Phllharmonlo society In 1890
and held this post at the time of hla
death, which occurred very suddenly In
March, 1S98. Esther Singleton, who trans
lated that very fine work by Albert Lavlg-
nac, (Paris), entitled, "Muslo Dramas of
Richard Wagner," says: "Although 6eldl'a
fame will rest chiefly on . his Wagnerian
work, It is only just to the memory of this
exceptionally great musician to say that
hla interpretations of Bach and Beethoven
would alone have placed him among the
greatest conductors," etc. ' '
Tes, Seidl had "tha correct Wagnerian
traditions given to him by the composer
himself." He was Wagner's musical secre
tary In 1872, one of his musical stage di
rectors for the "Ring" festival of 1878 and
lived at Wahnfrled for. six years on the
most intimate terms with Wagner. Mr.
Seidl came to New Tork In 18S5 and his
career there was a very busy one, and the
name of Richard Wagner became well
known and it came to stand for something,
because of Mr. Heidi's arduous labors in
presenting the works of the master. Even
on tour Mr. Seidl gave constant attention
to the best way of putting on some of the
Wagnerian works when resources were, In
deed, limited. He conducted the first, fifth,
sixth, seventh and eighth performances of
"Parsifal" in 1897 and was to have conducted
a Wagner season at Covent Garden, Lon
don, in June, 1898. .
Such was our Wagner teapher.
Than we have had Mr. Nlckish, Mr.Gerlcke
and other great conductors in the east, and
our own Theodore Thomas, here In the
west, and what shall be said of themT
Have they not all done much for the
dissemination of the Wagner Idea?
And of Walter Damrosch, what shall be
said? By lecture and performance he has
done a tremendous work In promoting
Wagner stock."
And there are lecturers, here and there
and everywhere, who have been and today
are teaching the "true essence" of Wag
ner, Berlin Wagner societies, to the con
trary, notwithstanding. -
But these people allow us to take our
Wagner with a little ordinary common
sense. We are not supposed to cross our
selves every time the name is mentioned,
neither do we have to make bare-footed
pilgrimages to the Holy City, Bayreuth, in
order to admire the true essence of Wag
ner, nor do we have to do an annual -
adoration of the "Lady of Sorrows," Frau
Coslma, who is on the ragged edge of dis
tressing poverty, don't you know, and
"needs the money."
There are those of us who see the
beauty arid the Intellect of the Wagnerian
music, who feel that Richard Wagner has
given to the world (and not to one little
town), a work of art in "Parsifal," and We
In the lard of dollars are and will be loyal
to him and to hla memory, even if wo. do
think the Berlin Wagner society Is some
what ridiculous.
And what would Wagner himself say
about the whole thing?
Methlnks, he la laughing!
The singing of Mr. and Mrs. Waterous
at the Orpheum last week attracted many
students and muslo lovers, and upon ths
Invitation of some friends these accommo
dating artists kindly lent their services to
the musical department of the Woman's
club on Friday morning. Miss Corlnne
Paulson and Mrs. Sheets have been alluded
to before in this column In terms bf high
praise, and the attraction they offered last
Friday to the large audience assembled
adds one more plume to their millinery. It
is also very gratifying to see the great
Interest which Madame President, Mrs.
Cole, takes in this department. Bhe U al
ways on hand with encouragement and
sympathy.
Mrs. Waterous sang a song, "Waiting,"
by Armstrong, and "Tha Bondmaid." by
Ijalo. She also gave several encores, one
entitled "Poor til Iamb," by Carrie Ja
cobs Bond of Chicago. This song shows
the tender soulfulness and clever Inter
pretation of the singer, and Mra Waterous
ha added many friends to her Omaha list
Mr. Waterous, with his stunning stage
presence, and his glorious voice, baa done
much to bring legitimate mimical work to
the attention of the prople who patronise
vaudeville almost exclusively. The kind
of work done by these people makes for
musical education.
Mas LBBaa Bletrrelt win be heard tn
t esr ss jsr-: i.
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A TRIAL FREE
To Omaha Dee Readers.
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f BOYD'S
THIS AFTERNOON. TONIGHT.
..THE SULTAN OF SULU..
Monday and Tuesday Evening, Mr. Chas. Frohman Presents
JOHN DREW, In "THE SECOND IN COMMAND."
Two Nights THURSDAY and FRIDAY, JAN. 21 and 22
MH. F. C. WHITNEY PRESENTS
The Queen of Singing Comediennes
lilt!
HA Si Ira
In the Dresden China Comic Opera
Costumes Correct
to Period of 1730
Book by Stanislaus Stange! ' ;
. Music by Julian Edwards!
Production Perfect in Every Detail!
NIGHTS
15c, 25c,
50c, 75c.
S:r","dd.y u..Beginning Today ett 2:30
Elaborate Scenic Production of the Season's Most Successful Comedy-Drams
Thei
Or the Strange Adventures of Two Country Girls in Greater New York.
Replete with Intense Heart Interest. Brimful of Laughable Situa
tions. Thrilling and Startling Mechanioal effects.
A Thoroughly Competent Company.
Thursday, Friday and Saturday Lewis MorrUon la "Faust",
Omaha on February 1.
It is a matter of great pleasure to ba
able to maks this announcement.
It is also to be hoped, that after the con
cert we will not hear the usual hue and
err about "nothing good coming to
Omaha."
Here is what one of the eastern critics
has to say about the artist: "Mme.
Blauvelt's is Just the kind of singing that
people like even the people who do not
care for song recitals in general. There is
nothing stern or austere In her style, noth
ing to give the hearer that tired, classical
feeling. There is no resisting the direct
appeal of a voice so beautiful."
Mr. Robert Cuscaden has announced a
concert to be glvfn by him, with the as
sistance of some other musicians, on Tues
day evening, January 16. , Mtn. Muente
ferlng will play, Mrs. Ben Stanley will
sing and the Quintet club, a new organ
ization, will play. The program will ap
pear in The Bee next Sunday.
THOMAS J. KELLY.
CORYPHEES HAVE COMPLAINT
Thtak Swell Asitoateblle Oak Is De
cidedly Close la the Mat
ter of Mesicy.
(Coryrlght, 1904, by Press Publishing Co.)
PARIS, Jan. H. (New Tork World Ca
blegramSpecial Telegram.) The Automo
bile club's wonderously beautiful gala night
at the opera had, its reverse side. The,,
charming coryphees, then wreathed in
A . .mllai mr now alrfnv t
au. . , iiu ..... - v
their grievances In the newspapers, claim
ing that the automobile sportsmen were,
to say the least, economical for the even
ing entertainment. Twelve rehearsals
were necessary, for which and for the
evening itself each woman received fl.M
and the men 11. H Although it is said to
feel the consequent ridicule keenly, the
club has made ne more liberal provision.
An echo of the Parts-Madrid race is
heard In the suit against Leslie Porter,
who, with hla chauffeur, William Nixon,
ran Into an Iron gate during the race and
were overturned, the petroleum' In the res
ervoir Igniting. Nixon was caug'it under
tbe machine and Porter has Just been
prosecuted for homicide through- criminal
negligence. But he waa only sentenced
to pay a fine of MO and given tbe benefit
of the first offender's act.
Baron Henry de Rothschild Is before
court again, owing to tbe eccentricities of
his automobile. On November 16 his auto
mobile knocked down and Injured a young
man named Mayner, who was badly
bruised, and now he wants S1S0 damages,
having- been unable te work for three-
r
- , ,y iV. YY.rrrr aTrv
Timely rrouDies
The aches and pains of the back are timely troubles.
You may think them bad enough, but neglect a bad back
and the serithis side of this timely warning Is soon apparent.
Early warnings of kidney ills come through the back
and are the kidneys' cry for help. You must relieve the
congested kidney conditions or the impurities intended to
be carried oil circulate through the blood and dangerous
diseases follow. . Neglected kidneys cause urinary disor
ders, dropsy, rheumatism, diabetes, Bright's disease. Doaji's
Kidney 1111 a cure any of the many kidney disorders.
OMAHA PROOF
William Cooper, No. 518 South 17th street, employed at
the Waterloo creamery, says: "In February, 1899, I was
taken with a severe case of the grip, and it left me with a
lame and aching back especially bad mornings when I
could scarcely drag myself about, and it was a hard task to
get dressed. My work requires me to stand in wet places at
times and this had a tendency to make my back worse. See
ing D6an's Kidney Tills advertised I procured them at Kuhn
& Co's drug store. They completely cured me and did it
quickly."
$2
AMCSE3fE5Tf.
One of the Safest Theaters In America.
26 Exits. Asbestos fire Curtain.
"Daltity, Dolly
Dolly Varden.
Fragrant
As a
Summer Garden."
Dolly, Varden
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Best SeaU
25 Cent
inisters Daughters
Until
We Get
Tired
THIS AD WILIj BB ACCEPTED
AS $1.00 on pair of trousers If
presented on or before February L
1,000 patterns direct from the east
to select from. Between now and
February 1. we well make to your
order a pair of 18.00 trousers for $4.00,
a 410.00 pair for $8.00, a $12.00 pair
for $10.00 another $1.00 bft also If you
bring this ad.
DRESNER
ISIS Farnam
Tel. 1857
OP EN EVENINUS
Too Busy Making: tlothes to Close.
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ISO FARNAM STREET
months. Excessive speed is not claimed,
but tho lamps were not lighted, although
It was night Tbe court reserved decision.
Spleadld Oppertaalty te Visit the
oatk
Is offered by Pennsylvania Short Lines
from Chicago. Tourist tickets to Florida,
New Orleans and other points In the south
at special fares make the trip inexpensive.
Any route traversing noted battlefields and
other historical sections may be selected
from Cincinnati . or Louisville. Refer to
C L, Kimball, A. O. P. Aft.. No. I. Sher
man street, Chicago, (or further Information.
AlaTSEMEItTS.
Week Commencing
Sun, Mat, Jan '
Today 2:15. Tonight 8:15
Modern
Vaudeville
Filson & Errol
Presenting "Thei Black Cat" '
La Carmontella
The Witch o the Moon.
The Rozinos
Anrobatta Bccentrlo Snprerae.
Ziska & King
Foremost Exponents ff Magie and Comedy
Combined.
Marsh fkx Sartella
Xn "Si's Courtship." '
vrr i o. pi.jj' t-
Noreity In Illustrated Ballads.
' The Auers
Originators of Pictures In Rags.
Klnodrome
New Moving Scenes.
PRICES 10c, 28a and 50c. '
BOYD'S THEATRE.
,
loads 7 Afternoon' January 25
Martha L. Glelow
' tlleea
PLANTATION FOLK LORE
ENTERTAINMENT.
Under the Auaplooa of the
Woman's Club
General admission with reserved seat, (Oct
boxes, tSc. Tickets on sale at Myers
Dillon,- Haydem Bros.' Muslo Ueit!
Hoepe, Sherman 4s MoCouneli, H. J, Pen
fold. .
Dem't foret blgr Oartsvlsi Sale Mom.
stay Mnls(,
Orchard &WiIhelm Carpet Co.
We teach people how to Bowl
e AT e e
Gate City Bowling Alleys
C 0. BRIDENBECKEX, Pr.pr.
Tel. 2376 U12 Farnam St
WESTERN BOWLING
ALLEYS
Everything new and up-to-date.
Special attention to private parties.
TEL. IMtt. mo HOWARD 8TKEJCT.
The Aedlforlam Restaaraat.
Ill Sooth rtfteeatk Street,
Omaha, Nebraska.
The most beautiful restaurant In
the world. Weathered oak. Twelve
flnsst furnished rooms. Hot and
eold water. Bath and toilet on each
floor. Weathered oak barber shop.
Opening January twentieth.
Table d'Hots Dinner Today
AT THB
Calumot Coffee House
liU-U Douglaa St TOLF HANSEN, Prop,
La Ilea' Cafe. Private Pining Boone First
elase Service. Bar. bowling Alley. Pine
hoomi. Under New Management. C. B.
WUklns Co., Props.
VIENNA HOTEL '
(European Plan.) '
1011-15 Farnam Street
Hotel Ope Day and Night.
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