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BTTyDATV FKnnUARY 14, 1!)04.
With the Foyd theater dark all twk, the
Krug and the Cre Ightcm-Orpheum had their
opportunity, and were well rewarded, too.
At the vaudeville house an uncommonly
good Mil was offered and the attendance
M enough to thow that the real stuff la
appreciated In this line thn Fame as In any
other. ' At the Km the three melodrama
did fall business. Manager IJurgess of the
Boyd aald yesterday thnt things are now
haprd so that he will have a more con
tinuous offering at hla theater. Beginning
with the "BIIvm Bllpper" engagement on
Thursday of this week the time it the
Boyd Is fairly well filled again with stand
ard attractions. Rome dark nights will In
tervene during the rest of the month, but
the dreariness of the last two or three
week la ovr. Many of the big companies
have their tours rearranged, and the re
opening of the theaters In Chicago will
tnake the business better all over the west.
Among other reasons now being assigned
by the eastern managers for the practl
cal failure of the season from the point
of view of the theater, is the hostility of
the critics to the offerings. Several In
stances are cited In which It is set forth
that hostile criticism was directly respon
sIHo for the lack of patronage. It must
ba accepted as a most encouraging sign
when the men who have controlled the
destiny of the stage for so long reach so
sapient a conclusion; although the ad
mission comes with a tardiness that Justi
fies the thought that it Is reached only
after much hard experience with stubborn
facts. Not so very long ago the New York
managers were going to the newspaper
offices and demanding the discharge of
critics who did not praise the performance,
no matter what Its merits, and, to the
hame of the guild, a number of critics
were displaced at the behest of these lords
of the playhouse. But some newspapers
had too mutty respect for themselves to
' submit to such outrageous dictation and
these the managers pretended not to on re
for. Something has caused a crash, and
whether the newspaper Is to be blamed for
all or only part of the dlsaater, the- man
ager now walls forth that he has suffered
because the press condemned his wares.
When thought is given to the course that
has been pursued by the magnates of the
theatrical business not the actors, but
.'the promoters wonder ceases that disaster
has overtaken them. By what gauge they
, sought to measure public sentiment Is not
vouchsafed; it Is certuln that they over
estimated on the one hand and underrated
on the other, and between the two mistakes
they have fallen Into a state of de
pression that Is not pleasing or profitable.
Several caurs contribute Indirectly and
directly to tle conditions that exist, and
for most of these the managers are to
blame themselves. It would take up too
much space to give a bill of particulars in
this regard, but the most serious has been
a general disregard for the public. This
allegation will not He as against all the
managers, for many of thorn have shown
aa much consideration for the people they
sought aa at. any time In the history of
the theater, giving all they promised and
often more. But these were so few. This
debate Is bootless,, now; the reverses that
have overtaken the theater, no matter from
what reason, have had the. good effect of
awakening managerial ambition, and efforts
to present that which Is worthy of public
patronage are now being made. 1
Just' how fickle ishe publlo taste, and
hew extremely difficult it Is for managers
to Judge may be Inferred after a perusal
of the following from the pen of Air. John
Corbln In the New York Times of last Sun
day. After referring to the failure of Mr.
Nat Goodwin in "A Midsummer Night's
Dream," and the success of Miss Ada
Rohan and Mr. Otis Skinner In "The Tam
ing of the Shrew," and "The Merchant of
Venice," Mr. Corbln goes on:
Why did the fresh and spectacular "Mid
summer Night's Dream" go down and out,
while the time-worn and travel-worn Daly
productions succeeded? The text Is a
promising one for our old, periodical
preachment against the scenery-mud man
agers and their butchering of Shakespeare
to make a Koman holiday. It might very
plaoslbly be argued that the art of stage
embellishment, being at best a bastard and
a degraded art, was never anything more
than a popular fad, and that, having run
Its brief course, It Is dying. Irving failed
at the game, for whatever he may have
won or lost on Shakespeare,, ne has cer
tainly lost several princely fortunes on
scenery. And the most astute of Amer
ican theatrical purveyors has read the
obvious lesson. "The truth of the matter
Is," said Mr. David Belasco lately to a Hun
Interviewer, "the elaborate stage produc
tion has been overdone. Managers have
spent fortunes In tawdry, gaudy, garish
- effects and the publlo is tired of them."
But the temptation to ride an old hobby,
even on so conspicuous an occasion, cannot
blind one to certain other aspects of the
case, Was It the scenery that ruined "A
Midsummer Night's Dream?" If there ever
was a play of Shakespeare's that lent Itself
to beautiful trappings It Is this fairy fan
tasy, this first and best of all musical com
edies; and no royal masque of Elisabeth
waa ever given a more gorgeous and bril
liant setting. It would be the-best of news.
If true, that the publlo has become too In
telligent to take Its old infantile delight
In the picture-book aspect of the stuge.
But at h.-art the best, like the worst of us.
will always remain children, and In this
rase the childlike attitude wss the fitting
attitude. Those were good and beautiful
stage pictures. As for the musical accom
paniment, was ever a plsy enveloped and
" sublimed in a more harmonious atmosphere
than was afforded, needless to say, by the
scores of Mendelssohn T Defects there were
In both the scenic and the musical features!
but In spite of an old and, it la hoped, an
unshakable aversion to the elaboration of
' scenery as generally practiced, the simple
fart is that It wss possible for a weary
professional playgoer to enjoy tms prouuc
tlon again ar
again. It even seemed
likely that If Shakespeare himself bad been
Some other reason than the
er reason than the gorceous pro
duction must be found for the failure of
auction must
that venture.
If popular discrimination In matters
dramatic were of any high order It would
be enough to say that the proof of the
Shakespearean pudding la In the acting.
In A Midsummer Nights Dream the
work of the company as a whole waa not
on m high level. And Mr. Ooodwln's per
formance, funny as it waa after its rather
Inexpensive kind, was never for a moment
In the character. The play might hav
been called "Bottom's Dream," for the
reason cited by the delectable weaver him
self namely, because it had no bottom.
One of the anecdotes of the occasion was
of a man who, having bought a seat,
demanded his money back on learning
from the programme that "A Midsummer
Night's Dream" Is by Shakespeare. At the
time It was thought that his objection was
pure. The critical ordeal through which the exftectant mother mutt
pai, however, is to fraught with dread, pain, suffering and danger,
that the very thought of it fills her with apprehension ani horror.
There is no necessity for the reproduction of life to be either painful
or dangerous. The use of Mother' Friend so prepares the system for
the coming event that it is safely passed without any danger. This
great and wonderful
of women through
the trying crisis without suffering,
Sena torfrse book containing Information
I srtoei vaiste la all t pec io I saulaara,
Tss Bradteld fteiilcttr C4 Atlaata, s.
to seeing Shakespeare, it Is Just possible
tliat It wna to Sf-elng BllftpeopHre acted by
Mr. (ioodwln. But was tne acting of the
Kehan-Sklnner combination enough better
to account fur the difference between flat
failure and success? Probably not. Mr.
Bklnner was only competent. Mls Rehan
was the only one who revealed genius
and training In. conjunction. And in the
public taste in Shakespearian acting ke-n
enough to be keenly sensible of the dif
ference? A doubt may at least be
whlHpfred. A part of the melancholy result
was probably due to the adversw views of
the press. The managers producing the
piny have beon at pains to antagonize the
emissaries of the press so that the per
formance received on the whole, only
perfunctory attention. It has been the
faahion for theatrical people to deny any
great Importance to criticism, even while
they object most violently to dlspraitie; but
one of the more Intelligent of the magnates
of Broiuiway has lately attributed the
present theatrical depression to the fact
that the public has begun to pay heed to
what Is written about the drama. Bad
acting and bad press notices had probably
much to do with the failure.
Tho main reason for the success of Miss
Rehan in the Daly repertory Is probably
to be found In' the fact that the public has
been taught for a generation thai they are
the ablest and mol intelligent exponents
of our classical comedy, and for a gen
eration bus been delighted by them. No
business principle Is sounder than that the
American public believes In the best. The
Information it most craves Is to be found
In the dictionary, the atlas, and the
almanac; but it will buy hundreds of
thousands of copies of the Kncyclopaedla
Britannic, and a bookcase, to boot. toraue
the abstruse and unintelligible articles In
It have been Indorsed by scholars. For
the drama as drama It has no love; but It
knows the Shukespenre Is great, and' if It
feels secured that it Is not being cheated
It will Foend Its money to see Shakespeare
The audiences at the Lyric theater in- the
past threo weeks have been an absorbing
study. The floor has seldom or never been
full, and those who were In tho mwt ex
pensive neats were not of the most fash
ionable and educated. Rut the balcony and
the gallery were always Jammed. No
better demonstration could be had 'of the
depth and tho breadth of the national
belief In the classics. And the marvel
was that floor and gallnry alike gave Itself
over to the plays with unbounded enjoy
ment All the laughs scored, and they
were more numerous by half than In a
successful musical comedy! The dramatic
passages cast a spell on the house as
absolute as If the play were being
presented for the first tlm It is not 111
lo remember, now and again, that a classic
Is a classic only because it Is perennially
amusing and interesting.
The moral? It Is that without a per
sonally popular actor or the hallmark of
high aproval the classics spell" ruin, and
moreover, that a permanent and ably
conducted theater devoted to the best there
Is In the drama has all the elements of
Coming; Brents.
Laurence Russell's rural comedy, "The
runkln lUisker," will be the attraction at
tho Boyd this afternoon and tonight. The
excellence fit this attraction has been
shown on two previous occasions In Omaha
Its return at this time was by popular re
quest. Bargain prices will prevail at both
the matinee and e vehlng performances.
"Tlje Silver Slipper," from the pen of the
authors of "Florodora," will be the attrac
tion at the Boyd Thursday matinee and
night. This big musical comedy Is the
latest success in its line. Like "Floro
dora" It was the reigning fad on Broadway
for six months and enjoyed long runs in all
the big cities of the Atlantlo seaboard. A
company of 125 people present the piece.
The principals are: Samuel Collins, re
membered for his great comedy work as
the Chinese servant In "San Toy"; Ann
Tyrcll, Ben Lodge, Donald Brine, Alfred
Kappeler, B. II. Burt, Carolyn Gordon.
Scenlcally the piece Is moft elaborate. The
champagne dance, which Is said to be as
catchy as was the "Florodora" sextette,. Is
a genuine novelty and Is danced by London
Gaiety girls from George Edwardes
theater. Musically "The 'Silver Slipper"
leads all shows of its character. Besides
the many marches and choruses It contains
twenty-six song hits, the prominent being:
"Tessle, You Are the Only, Only Only,"
"The Baby with the Dimple and the Smile,"
"Two Eyes of Blue," "You and Me" and
"Tonight's the Night."
After an absence of several years Mrs.
Lily Langtry will return to Omaha, begin
ning a two night and matinee engagement
at the Boyd on Friday night, during which
time she will present two pfays never be
fore seen here, "Mrs. Deerlng's Divorce"
and "The Degenerates." Mrs. Langtry Is
supported by the Imperial Theater company
of London, said to be the strongest support
she ever had. "Mrs. Deerlng's Divorce,"
which ran for several weeks at the Bavoy
theater, New York, Is, a modern comedy in
three acts, by a London newspaper writer.
The piece relates to the matrimonial differ
ences of Mrs. "Jinny" Deering and her
husband. Mrs. Deering has obtained a di
vorce from her husband without exactly
knowing why. The husband doesn't know
either, as he had been guilty of no
more reprehensible act than occasionally
betting on a horse race. As both 'are madly
In love with the other It Is not difficult to
forsee the termination of the play. "The
Degenerates" ' Is a four-act drama from
the pen of Sidney Grundy. It tells the story
of a Mrs. Trevelyan, a woman with several
"pasts," but who Is not a bad woman after
all. She places In Jeopardy, whatever repu
tation she has left to save a weak woman
who Is in. distress. Everything Is cleared
at last and- Mrs. Trevelyan's good Inten
tions are made apparent. The "Jersy Lily"
In both plays wears magnificent gowns and
Jewels. "Mrs. Deerlng's Divorce" will be
given Friday night and Saturday matinee
ar.d "The Degenerates" Saturday night.
Carl Hagenbeck's trained animals open a
week's engagement at the Krug this after
noon. A matinee will be given every day
with special features, for the women and
children. One hundred and fifty birds
and beaats, divided Into eight separate
groups, furnish a full two and a half hour
show that has as many thrills as a melo
drama and as many laughs as a farce
comedy. In one act alone there are two
Hons, three tigers, two leopards, two
pumas, two polar bears, Ave dogs and the
famous Hagenbeck hybrid, a cross be
tween a lion and a tiger. It Is said that
seventy-five different animals were par
tially trained before sixteen were found
that would perform together In harmony
and do the bidding of the master. Another
feature that has attracted a good deal of
attention sine the show arrived In this
country last September is the seven polar
bears. It has commonly been supposed
(hat it was an impossibility to train theae
animals, but Mr. Hagenbeck has succeeded
In a marked degree. Tigers that appear
No woman's htppi.
net can be complete
without children ; it
it her nature to love
warn- them
much o as
to love the
beautiful and
In the ring with a Ceylon elephant and
do equestrian feats, Jumping to 'and fro
through hoops of fire, is another novel per
formance. The seals and sea Hons, Cash
mere and Swiss mountain goats, and com
mon barn yard pigs, that do uncommon
things, are features that delight the little
folks slid amuse their elders. The birds
also deserve mention on account of their
urllque and Interesting routine of tricks.
Throughout the entire show there Is r.n ap
parent effort to get away from the hack
neyed 'Tlay dead and Jump through" kind
of a .show. Various changes are rung on
all of the old effects. Nor has the comedy
side of the entertainment been neglected
Three of the nets at least have some ex
cellent pantomime that serves to relieve
the nerve tension of the more thrilling
The Orpheum road show, the aggregation
of vaudeville luminaries that annually
spreads the fame of the big circuit of the
aters whose standard it bears will be at the
Orpheum for tho week beginning with a
matinee today. The company Is under the
direction of Martin Beck, geheral manager
of the Orpheum circuit, who calculates to
make It the leading attraction1 In vaude
ville and therefore engages only leading
1 specialists In their line. From among the
Ha ravorltes Mclntyre and Heath sun re
main. Their partnership as delineators of
the negro character, reaches back for thirty
years and so much has been said and
printed of them that lengthy dissertation
on them would be a repetition of it. For
this engagement they will jiresent two
sketches, "Dr. Breakabnne" being the ve
hicle for the first half of the week and for
the last half their famous "Georgia Min
strels." A wide departure from the beaten
path of animal acts Is promised by Merl
an's dogs. These canines, nine In number,
will present," In pantomime of course, a lit
tle drama called" "A Faithless Woman."
Merlan also presents his famous mind
reading dog, Caesar. Elisabeth Murrsy, ens
of tho most popular women In her line on
the stage. Is a favorite here. She. can tell
a good Irish story and, what Is more, can
tell It to the point, and she sings both Irish
and "coon" songs, and has the happy fac
ulty of knowing how to eschew the terrific
shout so often applied to the latter. She
possesses a pleasing stage presence and
makes quick friends of her auditors. Ven
triloquism Is the specialty of Ed E. Rey
nard, who has all sorts of mechanical fig
ures as apparent receptacles for his decep
tive voice casting. He has arranged hum
orous dialogues and situations to make the
"stunt" of the fun-making order. Victor
Moore arid Emma Llttlerleld will present
their Ingenious sketch entitled "Back to
the Woods," which Is' a sort of burlesque
on the trials of the actor so conceived as to
make a mirthful little conceit that gives
the audience a peep Into the mysterious
doings In the dressing room and behind
the scenes. The Kalian street singers, the
Melanl trio, In picturesque native costume,
will contribute their songs and lnstru
mentally as the principal musical feature
of the program. Alburtus and Miller are
comedy club Jugglers, while Miss Miller -Is
also accomplished on the cornet.
1 Gossip From Stage-land.
Dave Warfield will, it is announced, try
for Bhylock next fall.
Nat Goodwin's revival of "A Gilded Fool"
is winning him the dollars, if it isn't bring
ing Rddd fame,
On February 1 Lillian Nordlca was
granted a divorce from Znltan X. Boehme
by the supreme court of New York.
Julie Opp has replaced Hilda Spong as
leading woman for William Faversham.
Miss Opp Is Mrs. Faversham when at home.
Vera Mlchelona will, it is said, ba the
prima donna In "The Man From China,"
Mellvllle Br Raymond's new musical
Robert Mantell has got bade Into New
York snd It Is no-v announced that next
fall he will be seen In "Hamlet". and
The Ill-fated Iroquois theater Is being
newly decorated and furnlaned and will
soon be reopened .under--the name of the
Northwest. , .
E. S. Wlllard Is touring the English
provinces In "The Cardinal." the play he
declined to put on In Omaha, because "he
did not think It worthy."
Katherlne Kennedy will go Into the Gar.
rick theater In New York when Annie Rus
sell's engagement there closes. Miss Ken
nedy will present Ihe Ruling Power.
'Checkers" Is doing good business In New
York, and as Dick Ferris Is. one of the own
ers of this tilece. he Is likely to get back
some of the money he dropped on "The
Sleepy King."
Frank Bacon has got back to Son Fran
cisco with "The Hills of California" and
will open there early next month. His
Omaha friends wish him better .luck than
he has had this season.
Among the comDanles who were an
nounced to appear at the Baltimore thea
ters during the week, and whose perfor
mances were more or less Interfered with
by the fire, are: Ada Rehan and Otis Skin
ner, Fay Davis, Ward &. Vokes and a
bunch of melodramas.
Ada Rehan Is getting ready to quarrel
with her managers, Measrs. Llebler & Co.
She demanded, through her lawyers, that
she be given a dally statement of the re
ceipts of the company and a showing of
her share. The statement was furnished
without any objection.
Desnlte what the papers said about It.
Virginia Harned will continue to play "The
Llrht That Lies In Women's Kyes." It
was written for her by her husband Snd
she evidently has more faith In his Judg
ment than in that of the combined critics
of the New York press.
He Received 3,000 lor a Flees of
Mnsla that Has Captivated
W. C. Powell, composer of one of the
most delightful two-steps ever published.
now known as 'The Gondolier," was a
student In Heidelberg, Germany, and fin
lshed his musical education In Dresden. II
spent his vacations at Venice where he
engaged as a gondolier to pay his way
through college. On a beautiful evening
while propelling his gondola, he heard
strains from a violin played by a young
lady passenger. To his art 1st lo ear the
musio seemed original, melodious and fas
cinating. This, together with the delightful
Venetian night, gave him an Inspiration tS
write a piece of music, which Is now looked
upon by the musical profession as the most
beautiful intermezzo two-step ever writ
ten. Ths Whitney-Warner Publishing
Co., of Detroit, have again scored
another great hit with this com
position, for which they paid W.OOO. The
piece was named "The Gondolier." It has
already captivated the hearts of musicians
throughout the country, and Is now being
played by the principal orchestras In all
the large clues. The popularity of "The
Oondoller" promises to eclipse "Hiawatha,"
"Bedelia," "In Zanzibar," "Dixie Girl."
"Creole Belles" and other favorite compos!
tlon a
Retara ( Good Weather Gives Society
Ckaac to Estead
(Copyright, 1904. by Press Publishing Co)
MONTE CARLO, Monaco, Feb. 13. New
York World Cablegram Special, Telegram.)
The prince of Monaco gave a dinner
party Thursday night, his guests Including
Mrs. Charles Carroll of Naw York, Mme,
Melb and Mr. and Mrs. Singer.
Dlnneis went given at the Grand hotel
this week by Mr. and Mrs. Belmont. Mrs.
Bell and Baron Maurice de Rothschild. 1
After a period of bad weather this week'
warm sunshine has restored the Riviera to
Its wonted gaiety, and there Is a great
amount of entertaining.
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It would be a great thing If some scientist
would discover and kill the microbe which
causs and promotes the dls-euse to which
many students are addicted, end which,
for want of a better name, I will pronounce
to be "Studiophobla," or Fear of a Teacher
In a Studio.
Presuming that dls-ease originates In the
mind, and that to the mind we must look
for Its cure, I would ask you to help me
think out this proposition with regard to
the cause and cure of the trouble.
A few of us were talking over the matter
one day last week In a studio and one said.
I was awfully afraid of my teacher at
first and I almost dreaded my lessons."
Another said, "I feared to go to such a
studio, because I heard that Mr. was so
very severe. I found out after I had been
studying a few weeks that when my work
was .well done there was nothing at all to
fear, and that when It was really worthy
of blame, I was treated most patiently."
Another said. "Well, when I go to a
teacher I think that he knows so much
mre than I do that he will simply ridi
cule my feeble attempts, and he will think
me stupid."
Now all of these positions are wrong.
A good musician will not ridicule you; he
will not even smile at your efforts. He will
bo Very serious, for he la looking for your
good points, as well as your bad ones.
As for tho cause. One thing that leads
to such thoughts is tho Influence which the
opinion of friends of tho pupil may have
modo upon the mind. Teachers must be
strict, and pupils are oftlmes not suffi
ciently interested to appreciate that their
work must be looked at with keen scrutiny.
Therefore they secure another teacher who
will use honeyed words and saccaharlne
compliments, snd who will be "perfectly
lovely." From such persons a teacher who
Is sincere In the work will be usually the
unconscious recipient of such titles ns
"crank," "cross-patch," "tyrant" and so
Another causa Is to be found In the In
herent modesty of the talented pupil. But
that too. Is a mistake. No one ever ac
complished anything by being suspicious of
his or her own possibilities. Modesty, such
as I mention and have In mind, Is very
closely akin to Doubt, and Doubt, We are
told, was the only element which the Christ
Himself refused to work In. "And He did not
many mighty works there because of their
DOubt and Worry are two very wicked
foxes which, creeping In, will kill tho vines.
Now, hearken to the song of the wise,
which gem I found last night, In looking
through a little common almanac which
found its way to my door. I do not know
who wrote this, but I will In future look
through all the cheap almanacs, for this
came to me as a song of Joyous burthen.
Here it Is:
If you trust In God and yourself, vou
can surmount any obstacle.
i'o not yieia to restless anxiety.
One must not alwavs be snklnff what
may happen in life, but he must advance
fearlessly and braveJJr.
Therein is a philosophy to tie to.
It will make you a better singer, a better
player, a better .writer, a better musician,
a better man or woman.
And It will cure "Studlobhobla.,,
Now, from another standpoint, let us look
at this relation of pupil to teacher.
When you go to a teacher for an opinion,
a criticism, an examination or a lesson,
Just remember that he is your "doctor,"
(for the real meaning of "doctor" is "a
teacher: an Instructor," according to the
Latin dictionary). . Remember, that you
are going to consult a , doctor who Is In the
work to help jou to get well, musically.
He IK going 'to teach you what to avoid
and what to partake of. Ho will teach
you what is for your mental and musical
nourishment, and he will instruct you as
to whit will build you up, and what will
tear you down.
Now, when you send for a physician, you
do not expect him to come and be cross to
I remember the days long, long ago, when
I used to hate the sight of a doctor. This
was In dear old Ireland. But one day, I
met a new, doctor for our former family
physician had died, (I believe they said he
had accidentally swallowed some of his
own medicine) and this new doctor had
merry blue eyes, a long, grayish beard, a
kind face, a cheery voice, and pleasant-tast
ing medicine. Since then I have not feared
Following this thought, don't you know
that you never say "Well, I am npt very
well, but I will not seo the doctor, or
healer, (or whatever follower of whatever
school you may believe In) for I know that
I will appear so Insignificant, he knows so
much more about this trouble than I do,
he will ridicule me, for not being normal,
he will be cross to me, because I am not
in good health."
Why no! bless your heart, you will let
him make you well; you will tell him every
little symptom of your trouble, listen you
will "help" him. There It Is. That is ths
You want htm to . help you and so you
will help him to help you. You will let
him administer his chloroform and put you
on a table, and you will let him put his
sharp steel into you, why?
is it not that you may regain your
That is what we teachers want We want
help from our pupils. We want each pupil
to want to get well, musically. Ws want
the pupil to point out the symptoms, to
tell us all about the trouble, to help us to
help him, or her.
Go to your teacher, you dear hard-working
pupil, as you would to your family
doctor. Do not expect him to be crosa lie
Is your friend, and your guardian, and he
Is possessed of one positive, all-consuming
dertre, and that Is to help you to ''get
well." He Is anxious to have every fault
removed, for your sake. He wants you to
be In the best of musical health, to be
normal, to be perfect
Teachers may have different ways of
going at things, some may not know as
much as others, some may be better
equipped than others, some may have mors
teaching ability, some may Impart more
than others, some may understand their
pupils better, but X do not believe that there
lajn Omaha today or In your town, where
you live, a teacher who is not trying to
Improve the pupil. I do not believe that
there ars teachers who are "In It for the
money" to use a common phrase. No, I
believe there ar far more profitable and
lees axhausUng, nerve-wearing fields.
And remember the message of tho angel
who proclaimed tho glad news of "Peace
on earth: good will to men." for before the
angel said those words do not forret the
very first utterance was this: "Fear not."
Studiophobla? The euro Is, "Fear not."
The following will be of interest to or
ganists; snent tho organ to bo used at the
World's (air In St Louis next year:
"It will take fifteen furniture freight cars
to transport tho organ to St. Louis. Boms
figures given snay serve to furnish an idea
of Its sUe. It is sixty-three feet long,
thfrty feet deep, and fifty feet high; has
10,050 pipes, tho largest of which U thirty
seven and one-half ft-ot and the weight of
which is 840 pounds; over feO.000 feet of
lumber were roquirod la Its construction,
exclusive of the casing jret to be made; It
Omaha Proof.
Mrs. T. J. King, of 1618 North Twentieth-eighth street, says: "Three
weeks before I got Doan's Kidney Pills, at Kuhn ft Co's. drug store,
corner of Fifteenth and Douglas streets, I could hsrdly crawl about the.
house on account of pain In the small of my back. I wore plasters All tho
time, but they did me no good. When sitting or reclining I could : circely
get on my feet and I attribute the cause to an accident when I fell oft
the sidewalk, broke a limb and injured my back. Doan's Kidney rills at
first helped mo and finally disposed of tho last attack. It requires very
little Imagination to reason that what benefitted mo so greatly can bo
depended upon in the future should recurrences take place."
Woodward &
Burgess, Mgrs.
This Afternoon, Tonight
The Rural Comedy
Any seat 2o at matinee today.
First Time In Omaha. .
Thursday Night
Special Mat. Thursday
The Record nSS?r
John C. Fioher's 160,000 Production.
By tho Authors of "Florodora."
and Company of 125
NOTE This is the original produc
tion which appeared at Broadway The
ater, New York, all last season and
was to have appeared at the Illinois
Theater, Chicago.
Supported by the Imperial Theater
Company of London.
Friday Night arid Sat
urday Matinee
A Modern Comedy by Percy Fendall.
mr.s. deering's
Saturday Nielit -
' A- modern society drama by Sidney
Grundy, author of "Sowing the Wind,"
As presented hy Mrs. Langtry for 480
performances in London.
-C A N A L
Send two dimes lor 20 cents In stamps) nnd re
reives nice Hull Map of the New Republic ol
Panama by mall prepaid. JAS. L. r.OTt. Suiinftoa,
has 180 miles of electric wire and 1,300 mag
nets, snd weighs 269,000 pounds.
"Of most Interest to musicians, however,
are the figures relating to the tonal features
of the organ. Of the latter there are 17.
179,869,11 distinct combinations. It has Ave
manuals, two consols, 140 speaking stops,
and ninety-nine mechanical movements.
After the fair It will be placed in the cor
onation hall at Kansas City."
I know nothing of "Coronation hall,"
Kansas City. Is it "Convention hall?"
etloa Hand lastalns Severe Injuries
by Kot Seeing the Train la'
M. Martinson, a section worker In the
employ of the Union Pacinc. was Quite se
verely Injured about he head yesterday by
being struck by an engine attached to train
No. 4. Ills nose was broken and he sus
tained other bruises about the head. He
was working on the track at the time the
accident occurred and did not see the train
approaching. Martinson was rendered un
conscious by the accident, but partially re
gained consciousness before bis removal to
Bt. Joseph's hospital la the t'unlou Paclflo
Women's Woes
It docs seem that women have more than a fair share
of the aches and pains that effort hnmanlty; they must
"keep up," must attend to dally duties; in spite of eon;
stant aching back, of headaches, dltzy spells, bearing
down palus, they must stoop over, when to stoop means
torture.' They must walk and bend and work with rack
ing pains and many aches from kiduey ills.
Kidneys cause more suffering than any other organ of
the body. Keep the kidneys well and health is easily
maintained. Read of a remedy for kidneys only, that
helps and cures the kidneys, and is endorsed by people
you know.
15c, 25c,
50c & 75c.
fin A
Trained Elephants, Lions, Tigers, Leopards, Panthers. Pumas, Polar
Bears, Seals and Ssa Lions, Cashmere tnd Swiss Mountain
tents, Giant Parrots, Macaws and Cockatoos,
Piss, Doss,. Etc, Etc.
Special Tea- tljTII REMEMBER
.n-'0rAr.h TnU Carl Katlnees Dally
children. Anl- n.jjeubeck Co. of Ham-
male fed at er. fc Gcrm-iny. rl This
cry perform- .
ancc. III Engagement.
Week Commencing
Sun, Mat, Feb, 14
Today 2:15. Tonight 8:15.
The Bis Event of the Season.
The GreaJ
Orpheum Show
Mclntyre & Heath
Representative Blacg f ac
Merians Dogs
Introducing the Marvelous Mind Reading
Dog Caesar and the Pantomime, "A
Faithless Woman."
Elizabeth Murray
Bongs and Stories.
Ed E. Reynard
The Incomparable Ventriloquist and His
Famous Mochanlcal llgurts.
Victor Emma
Moore & Llttlefield
Presenting "Change Your Act," or "Back
to the Woods."
Melani Trio
Italian Street Stngers.
Alburtus & Miller
Comedy Club Juggling and Cornet Soloist.
Prices, 10c, 25c, 50c.
(European Plan.)
1011-15 Fartiam Street.
Ladies' Cafe. Frivate Dining Room. First
cluss Service. Bar. Bowling Alley. Fins
Rooms. Under New Manugument. C. R
Wllklns & Co.. Prov,
Hotel open Day und Night.
Table d'llote Dinner
" af the .
(Copyrighted 13.)
Only Booh ef this klntf tver Publishes:.
Your wife and Children will
be deltf hu-d to seo the 1UO
fussy klluatratloaa showing
r-ipa taking lodge degrees.
The niynteries. diotreae sua,
pass, ths soat and many fear
ful things explalni-d. Bend
2So and we will mail it. bet
the real thing.
We also bare a fins and
complete line of lodge Cuu,
banaeia, napktaa, etc
R. CARLETON PUB. CO- Omaha, Neb.
giS-220 Seutll Mtli ItrNt
To Omaha Boe Roadera.
a team. . rik i
Tat tr " "n nm to
la IsnniiiMH wnw sum a
Sett Sttlt,
25 Cult
Mrs. and fir. Mo rand'.
Fifteenth and Harney.
Where every detail from start to finish Is
directed under the supervision of ex
perienced Instructors, whose knowledge ancj
skill makes perfection possible.
Adults' (beginners') classes every Tues
day and Friday, 8 p. m.
Advance and assemblies every Wednes
day, 8:16 p. m.
New classes for beginners start this week,
class arrangement especially adapted for
those just beginning, first lessons privately
If desired, no extra charge. Start now and
be an accomplished danuer Kaater.
Our simplified mothod assures you Pt
fectlon that cannot be obtained any where
else in tne city,
Propar Instruction in dancing, . by
recognised masters of the art is what you
get when you attend Morand's academy,
and you reueivo the best of everything.
Ths largest school in Omaha, teaching
more pupils and receiving more disap
pointed patrons from other schools thau all
the others combined.
Our method In simplifying the waits and
two-step hi Imitated, "but they still remain
Imitators," why pay your money and give
your time for tbclr benefit when you -an
reoelve perfect Instructions with no more
Children classes every Saturday, 3 p. m.
Spring. term begins this week.
Private lessons given at any time to suit
patrons. '
Call or Telephone 1041.
Morand's Dancing Acaaderny, 13 1 h and
Special Breathing
We teach people how to Bowl
Gate City Bowling Alleys
C. D. BflDENBECKER, Prtpr.
Tel. 2376 1312 Farnam Si
Everything new and up-to-date.
Special attention to private parties.
For Menstrual Suppression
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