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Gossip About Plays, Players and Playhouses
T ONE had seen Alia Vaitmovt
only aa Nora, tl opinion
would be that aha ta moral? a
fad and not a great a tress.
The character of Nora Is on
of tha most nprtillar ivnlvrl
by ibten, Hh runa from extreme to
trerae, abnormal, perhsps, In everything,
except her one desire to be accounted aa
n Individual entity In the general ache me
of things. It la due, perhaps, to her lack
Of experience that she Buffer, from the
tlunted mental and moral perception that
leads her Into the peculiar poaltlon that
makea tha play possible. It la not en
tirely unfair to tha sex to aay that In
Some measure Nora represent woman'!
faculty for reasoning. But thla In talf
la duo mora to the eondltlon that surrounds
her life than to her lack of capacity.
Madame Naslmova does not make thla
very clear In her Illustration of the char
acter. She li artificial almost to the ut
moat, and acaroely hna a sincere moment.
In the lighter passages of the play she Is
delightful, lor there she allows her own
personality to dominate. For example,
when aha plays with her children, she la
little more than a cat romping with her
kittens, It la the natural Impulse of ' the
mother to anjoy herself with har little
ernes. In thla case, perhaps, enhanced by
the reflex action of mind seeking relief
from tha strain brought about by a certain
Vague apprehension coming from the knowl
edge of tha financial burden that haa been
worrying fcar.
Tha sudden termination of this exuberant
joy by tha apparition of her crime la tha
change that turns Nora from a woman to
bo envied Into one to be pitied, and yet
Xaglmeva with all her art falls to endow
Nora with that quality which should de
mand and receive the spontaneous sym
pathy of tha auditor. Aa tha play pro
gresses thla apparent lack or sincerity be
comes Its dominant note, and the serious
aspect of tha role Is entirely loat In the
artificiality with which it i presented
until the very closing scene. At the end
Naalmova again becomes the woman, and
he more logical and reasoning woman,
and makes her point most effectively. The
contrast between thla and tha work that
has preceded It is so great that one can
scarcely believe it to be the achievement
of the same woman. The only reasonable
basis for explanation of this wide varia
tion in result Is that tha character of Nora
In ita development from the happy, ore
less, . loving mother to the determined,
thoughtful woman does not appeal directly
to tha actress, and she does not give t
the car necessary for Its proper Interpre
tation, ' When Naxlmova ceases to be Nora and
becomes Hedda, then she takes on an en
tlrely different aspect and shows a vastly
more Interesting phase of her art. From
the moment she enters until her final exit
ahe Is alowly and carefully building up the
character until U becomes a truly great
creation. Probably the most noteworthy
achievement in this connection la that she
has succeeded in dispelling the glamor of
mysticism that has been thrown around
ths part by other actresses or written Into
It by tha erudite critics who have dealt
, with It. Many, many words have been ex-
. ponded In an effort to account for the ac
tion of Hedda. She has been called a neu
rotic. Her moodiness has been assigned to
climatic insanity, duo to her physical con
dition, and much debate of a pathological
nature followed. If tha Naalmova inter
pretation Is accurate, those learned gentle
men have all been at fault, for under tha
treatment of this talented Russian, Hedda
Oabler becomes merely a normal woman
That fs to say, she Is a woman of flesh
and blood, and of life, and with aspirations
and a desire to be something more than an
article of furniture In her husband's house.
Bhe Is married to a man who spends his
wedding tour in grubbing among the musty
tomes and moth-eaten manuscripts of old
libraries and who enlivens their railroad
Journeys by discussions on the Industrial
life of the middle ages, and reports when
he finally reaches home that he had had
a delightful wedding trip. Delightful for
the husband, no doubt, who found ample
opportunity to Indulge himself In his pwn
way, but how about the bride, who sud
denly found tha horison of her Imagination
circumscribed to tha dull, prosaic, limita
tions of a poverty stricken man, whose ut.
most ambition was to obtain a professor
ship en whose salary ha might support a
wlfef Is It any wonder that when Hedda
Gabler returned as Hedda Tesman, aftor
six months of such society, that she was
bored and discontented and wholly desirous
of doing something that would bring about
a change? When ahe did reach home ahe
was greeted by another man, who almost
immediately proposed to her that she for
sake her marriage vows. In spirit, at least
While pretending to be the closest friend
of ths husband, this man makea brutally
frank overtures to tha wife, and then the
third man cornea in the person of one with
whom she had had relations of Intimate
comradeship, and ahe finds that he haa
turned away from her and derives his in
spiration from the presence of another
woman. Every hope that she had cher
lshed, even to the aaddle horse, la stripped
from her on the first day aftt-'f she reaches
her home, and the picture of life that la
stretched out before her Is certainly not
one to Inspire. Even a weaker woman
than Hedda would have rebelled at th
The men In the piuy are equally anrtnal.
each being thoroughly consume J with his
own vanity, looking upon himself
aa the one Individual in whom
la embodied all the attributes that
would make a woman happy,
and frankly considering Mra. Teaman aa
being extremely fortunate In having the
opportun.ty to devote herself sxcluslvely
to such an one as he. Neither of them for
a moment seems to. think that anything Is
due to the woman. It is for hr to bask
luxuriously In the radiance of his benig
nant presence and to. vnjoy to the fullest
the bkssslng of his existence. And these
three men, each Impervious In his selfish
ness, rondly believes that thla woman In
her incur soul holds him, enahrlned. and
neither ever dreams that anything furthur
is due' to her. And so sits Is bedeviled by
circumstances, la d'cn.ed ths sympathy site
craves and .la forbidden to expand, until
her aoul bruaks its bonds and she ends a
thankless Ufa, accused of being insane,
but probably the sanest person concerned
In th play.
Of Madum Naimov's art In making sll
this Blear a volume might be written.
There are points in com wo apparently tn
tween her on personality Bd UuU of
Hedda Oabler.1 Hedda U.fters In many ej
sentloal regards from the other Itwea
women. She has none, of ke weakness of
Nora Helmer, noua of tint ' ambitions of
Jiebecca West; In fact, apparently none of
the characteristics that UlsUueTUUhed any
of the lad.es portrayed by tae good doctor,
It is probsbly this that nsa si her up as
psychological tnlgui, whan shs Is ap
parently t!. siiipistl tod mist va.U
of them all. (v la a warmer-bloodej
woota thaa tlu. ethers, and that la why
Nasluiova can so completely embody the
thought. the, too, U a warm-blooded crea
ture wtiose ewvUons lis (loss to the su,
face, the springs of whose existence are
asssUf Uitttlnsj aA fttui wvHll 9Uiukl J4U
under the front of neglect. .That is why
she makes Hedda at present har chief
character. Bhe is complete mlstreaa of all
the various artifices that ran be called in
to akl her art. She understands the value
of a "pioture,'' and knows exactly how to
arrange hey limbs and their draperies ao
aa to present this picture. The Naxlmova
gown may not be classic, but It Is cer
tainly a great and Important adjunct to
the Naxlmova success as an actress. So,
also, the preparation of hands and face
and the use of them. Bhe understanda Del
sarte and knowa hew to make her panto
mime Impressive. In fact, perhaps, the
most Intense moments of the madam's life
on the stage are her silent moments. She
Is not still, although not speaking. There
Is a peculiar eloquence In her .movement,
In her gesture, In hor posture. In her look,
that conveys the thought mure distinctly
then the spoken word possibly could.
It has been asked If Naxlmova Is an
actress or a fad. The answer cannot be
given directly. She may be a fad in some
of the roles she undertakes, but as Hedda
Gaoler she Is a great actress, and hr
work in this role leaves an unsatisfied
longing to Bee her In other parts to which
her nature Is adaptable.
During the week M'lss Elliott has added
another worthy achievement to her list.
This young woman, who Is rapidly estab
lishing herself aa an artist of ths first
rank, set her mark well in advance of
anything she has yet done by her pre
sentation of, Salome, The pole presents
many difficulties, both phychologloal and
physical and the actress who undertakes
the part cannot approach It lightly. Miss
Elliott took It up as she has all her other
characters. In a very serious way, and has
made a moat Impressive study of a
peculiar '1ert. Ealome has suffered very
much from prejudice due to the fact that
the doath of an important religious per
sonage Is directly ascribed' to her. Bhe
has also suffered very largely because of
her mother's reputation. This has been a
notable Instance of the sin of the parents
being vial ted on the children. Oscar Wilde
may have thought of this when he wrols
this, his strong drama. At any rate, he
left ample room for clothing Salome with
attributes she has hitherto been denied.
Miss Elliott apparently discerned this In
tention on the part of tha author, and haa
made her Salome a girl In all essential
regard. Salome, as she presents her,
Is the. fresh Ingenuous maldoo about
to bloom Into womanhood. She Is
uncontamlnated by the sensuality of the
court about her. Bhe la wilful, disobedient,
headstrong and Imperious, just as a princess
of that time doubtless was. She has little
apparent regard for the feelings of those
about her, seeking chiefly to gratify bar
own whims and pleasures, and yet is not
altogether without heart. In demanding
the death of John the Baptist she Is merely
following this natural bent The death "of
a slave or an inferior was a ro&tUr of
small consideration to the royal personage
of that time, when the taste of the entire
public run to the bloody exhibitions K)f the
arena, and1 death was about as light a pun
ishment as was ever visited on sn offender.
Bhe had been attracted by this man pos
sibly a whim, possibly a physical Impulse,
but she had been denied by him and there
fore thwarted perhaps for the ijrst time in
her life. Bo her resolve that she would
have her own way with him was more the
outgrowth of pique than earnest desire.
It so happened that Herod was willing to
promise raahly and slw took advantage of
this promise. After she had danced and
had been paid her fee, then came the re
morse and tha regret of disappointment.
She had destroyed that whloh she cared
for and her own death was a matter of
little momeut.
The story is touTwUh great ' dramatic
force In language that is beautiful in its
wondrous imager and poetic periods and
Miss Elliott gives to these the clearest of
reading. Mr. Jngrahant's Herod Is In
keeping with the other work he baa dons
during the season and is an excellent bit
pf acting.
Vauaoaa fc:elJU Actor t Ut in Sew
)l Xm Jtevirtil .f Kitr Gravy."
JXWDON. Deo, .-(8peolal Correspond
ence.) That extremely funny comedian, O.
P. Huntley, who, under the management of
Charles Frohman, wrote, produced and ha
been aotiiiK fii Ills one musical comedy,
"Tha llnnble Fhll." at ths Hicks theater.
Will put up the shutters of his present
premises on Pecemtwr J3 and sail for
America. Beginning in New York, he will
wake a tour ot the large cities In a revival
of "Kitty Grey." It was this ply ,ln wbluh
Huntley Jumped Into fame out of obsourlty
In London some years ago under the man
agement of George Kdwardss, and his play
ing of the young English peer probably re
mains today the beet thing he has ever
done. On your side of the Atlantic ha will
be remembered, of course, for his perform
ance in "Ttie Three IJttle Maids." He la
tha husband of Eva Kelly, one of the Amer
ican actresses who came to London with
ths unfortunate "American Beauty" com
pany, and who will accompany him to the
United States. One of the most popular
members of his "Hon'ble Phil" company
has bee Julia Sanderson, who will be wan
dering to other pastures upon the prema
tura closmg of the attraction. a
After February 1 next I expect to be
able to sit In a stall of the Aldwyeh thea
ter In London, close my ears to the toot
of the Ototor-'bQ without and my nose to
the taint of the JUondon rog whloh 1 have
brought In With me, and Imagine myself
back in New York In the good old days
when Marie Dressier used to trip on the
stage of Joe Weber's music hall. For tha'
generously built comedienne has taken t
lung lease of the London theater and will
do her beat to break the hoodoo which has
settled about the house and holds on Uki
srlm death. And like her old chief, Maile
is associating her name with the title of
Hi house. Hereafter, for an underttrm
lne.4 period, it Is to be known as "The
Marie Dressier Aldwyeh theater. Bhe has
not revealed many of her plans, but from
what I have been able to gather from her
own hints and the talk of others, she will
attempt to Introduce parodies or burlesque
of current London attractions along the
lines of the Weber as Field's productions of
the last sight or nine years, as part of
her evening's entertainment. For this pur
pose Edgar Smith 'and Maurice Levy of the
little theater on Brodwsy, are expected
here at any moment indeed, may be on
deck before you read this.,
Msrls, of course, mads a mild hit In Lon.
dun some month ago when she appeared
In vaudeville at the Palace theater. Sihe
la, in my opinion, much too extreme in her
methods to tuke lmmedately with an Eng
lish audience, especially the high class aud
ience that patronlxea the Palace. Bhe may
far hotter when they get used to her and
whro she has a strong company to act as
foils for her humor.
If slit can succeed In x&klr.g the AUwye'i
a success she will deserve all the shekels
that find their way to her bank account.
Charles Frohman some time ago announced
that he would not renew the lease of the
bouse he held wtuta it ran out in January,
and It was thought for a oag time that
tha theater would have ta be taken vver
by eymonr Hicks, the owner. Ifirks has
so many interests that he cannot find the
time to pmperly mnnajre it. As a matter
of fact, the only time the house was reason
ably eurs of paying under Froh man's- man
sgement was when Hicks himself, supported
by his wife, Kllaline Terrlss, both of whom
have aa established publlo which would fol
low them to Siberia, were they Inclined to
make the journey, were playing there. Of
course, the trouble Is largely one of situa
tlon, the bouse being placed beyond the
magio boundary Hne of theatrical In London.
It was her that "Paid la Full," "Fanny-
and the Servant Problem," "Way Down
East" and "Strongheart," to mention only
a few, met their Waterloo. It Is undoubt
edly dus to the fact that Charles Frohman
controlled the Aldwyeh and produced there
so many of his Importations from America
that the drama from your side of the At'
lantlc has made so poor a showing of lute
In Ijondon.
Joseph Coyne will soon be dancing the
"Merry Widow" waits snaln at Dnly'S
theater, much to the relief of the hundreds
of impressionable young girls who have
been Inconsolable since his departure for
America. Although I am aure that Coyne
built -many air castles on his first appear
ance in straight comedy and will naturally
regret that. "The Mollusc" was not a
greater success, I am also just as surs that
at the first opportunity Charles Frohman
will give him another, chance to prove that
he oan successfully make the change that
he wishes from musical comedy to legiti
mate. I know that despite what anybody
else may . have thought of Coyne's per
formance In the Davles play, Frohman
himself was fully satisfied with it and so
expressed himself before the departure of
Coyne and Miss Carlisle from this slje.
The comedian was nervous and uncertain
of his reception, as might .have been ex-
parted. '
Lena Ashwell opened her Klngsway the
ater with the work of a new playwright
and made a success of It So she tried an
other new playwright and got another suc
cess with her secopd production. The third,
"The Bwayboat," was ajso by a brand
new author and was an artistic success,
though It didn't enrich Miss Aahwell. And
now she has come out with a fourth begin
ner, Herman Chilton, whose "Grit" she
produced this week. The author, who Is
said to be an up-country manufacturer,
has been shrewd enough to keep on safe,
and well-tried ground that of an aristo
cratic, highly strung girl forced to marry
a horny-handed young carpenter because
of the provisions of an eccentric will. He
proves, of course, to be a strong and
noble person, In contrast to the gay youth
the girl wanted to marry but was obliged
to throw over.
That Is trite enough, and o Is some of
the dialogue, but there Is good, honest
work n tho play and not a little Ingenuity.
The part Pf the girl gives MJss Ashwell
occasional chances to show her powers
and as the carpenter, Norman, McKlnnel,
strengthens the growing Impression that
he Is one of the half dozen really" first
rate young actors on the English stage to
day. Without him the play would have
been a failure.
At ne Omaha Theaters. '
Ralph Stuart, engaged as general stage
director for tho Martin and Emery players
which will present "The Revelation," J,he
new tour act drama by Henry .Knott. '
the Uoyd 'theater, tonight and Monday
evening is an actpr of note himself and was
last seen In tho title roll ot "Btrongheart."
The name of Mary fflAw i one to con
jure with; a name that Js known wher
ever art is admired and severs need and
Where powerful acting is recognised. Miss
Shaw Is the leading woman in the Martin
and Emory players and she will have ths
great emotional role In "The Revelation."
Wilfred Roger, a young romantic actor of
iriuig personality and exuberant force,
will b seen as the lead Ins juvenile, white
Adelaide Flt-Alln, Walter Horton, George
x, ana uordon Mendelssohn will have
roles to which they are perfectly fitted.
The production for this drama is elaborate. .
and built in ths best modern style. It Is
costly without being vulgar In display and
is tasteful s woll as expensive.
The last of theBurton Holmea Travel.
ogue, which Mr. Wright Kramer has been
delivering at the Ioyd the last few weeks,
will be given Wednesday evening. The
subject of the closing number will be 'Fos,
in Morocco. After the visits to the modern
cHles of Europe he will now conduct us to
the city of the Mqqtb, by means of beau
tiful SterCODtican Views anil nrloHnal
new motion pictures show us the ways of
an entirely different sort of a city. The
welcome accorded these lecture here has
assured Omaha pf regular visits of tns
Holmes Travelogues. 1
Williams and WalwTuioee dueky fav
orites, who open at the Boyd theater, for
three days, commencing Thursday, with
a Saturday matinee, in their new musical
creation, "Bandanna Ind," are the bright
shining stars of the company of colored
artists that have been carefully selected
from among the world's greatest colored
players. Williams and Walker and their
company are in a class by themselves, for
they have been accepted and enthuslastic
ally applauded in the most exclusive
theaters on Broadway, New York City,
and in London, England, where they ap
peared by "Royal Command." before the
king and queen. A more lntereiin. .a
, amusing team than Williams and Walker
-,.wvU,i iu ,,g. tur nurtfl-con,
pelling tlent, where on top of the earth can
you find a funnl.tr or more quaint comedian
than Bert Williams? Or a better dressed
, more crisp and graceful actor than George
Vulker? Every play they have produced
has proved a suoctea. .but "Bandanna
Land atands out as their greatest triumph,
i be girls sre the prettiest of their race.
The scenery magnificent; the ooatumts
gorgeous; and for laughabje situations.
Inspiring music and xA m,i,i..
comedy, it U filled to overflowing. And
at the final curtain leaves the audience
with a longing for more.
Henry W. Ssvag.,'8 specially selected com
pany of player, will g:ve (ne only author.
teed version of Frans Molnar" book "The
Devil, adapted to the English by Oliver
Herf.M-d. After the extensive adverllalng
UUs pi., nu, , eivdd nd the product Ions
which havo collU.d fronj tue ,n
the omasa theatergoers are doubly anxious
to S e the pluy by company sp4i'ally
Pr.d to give this one piece. T1 .
eagement Is for two nights only at tho
Boyd theater, next Sunday and Monday
ve.lnga. sleat saJe ,tarl. tomorrow at
Anyone who Inclines to the belief that he
hould draw aside pharisaically from folk
of the footlights and ;h . .
should forthwith l) Mnuulf to U.e Boyd
uuaur on Ueeeij ber H. ;j bim! U and gath.'r
a few hints from Frederic Thompson a
mauunoti. production, "filly ef h oir
cjs." New York found fcer interest ng;
Chicsgo has stamped its approval as the
greatest play over given there. It haa no
high-sounding dissertations on love, mar
riage and divorce; no acuta analysts of
emotions, just a simple hoiuwty study ef aa
Ignorant girl born V tna f arlaa lUs of ths
circus, thrown by aeelOert Into the home of
the young villaae oleraryman, swakanlnar to
love, knowledge, to hope and to God.
The vain endeavors of holier-than-thou
church women and deacons to separate the
giri and the young minister, the glad, self
sacrifice of the girl when It Is born In
upon her that his earner may be Imperiled
by her love and the final happy ending of
the simple story after the storm combine
to make a more than Interesting study.
Miss Edith Taliaferro will play the leading
part. Rite will b surrounded by 'a very
strong cast of well known players.
It has boert decided to continue at the
Burwood theater for another week tha
production of "8alome," which has been
packing the theater to Ita utmost capaolty
at evry performance during the last week.
The production In Its handling, costuming
and mounting Is far in excess of anything
the Burwood company has vet offered, and
that this work cf the brilliant Oecar Wilds
should have been produced Just at this
time Is but a fortunate coincidence for the
thousands who will come from great dis
tances to the corn exporitlon, for but
once before In this country (In Ban Fran
cisco has this original version of ''Salome''
been produced. So Intense Is the Interest
this play haa for the crowds that are
nightly flocking to see It, and so snrapt
are they, that It Is the usual thing to note
that the orchestra has started to play the
exit rousio before any Inclination Is shown
by the audience to leave the theater. Te so
steadfastly hold them and to make them
oblivious to the fact that the end of this
weird tragedy has been reached bespeaks
volumes of praise for Miss Elliott and the
company which surround her. The second
week of the run of this piece, will be in
augurated by a matinee today. There will
also bo matinee on Tuesday, Thursday
and Saturday.
Following the second and final week of
"Salome" at the Burwood theater, tho
company will offer Its bid for patronage,
the week containing Christmas, an elabo
rate revival of the time honored "Camille,"
from the French of Alexander Dumas. It
was the Intention to present this great
play several weeks ago, but the plans
were interfered with by the prolonged
runs of "The Dcvjl" and "The Girl pf the
Golden West."
"Btrongheart," thecoliege plsy, Is an
nounced for the Krug theater, starting
with matinee today, and continuing for
four days, with matinee on Wednesday.
Among the strongest reasons for "Strong
heart's" popularity Is the fact Uiat It is
clean. It shows sturdy, manly youth, as
yet uncontamlnated by sordid worldllness.
A presentation . of such life attracts the
best, which is to say the largest, element
in any community. A man of family finds
In "Btrongheart" the spirit he would In
culcate In his son, and which he would
have his daughter admire.
The engagement" "A Told In ths
Hills," a melodrama of western life, will
be seen for three days at the Krug, start
ing Thursday. The play has a strong plot,
original and cleverly conceived, and is
written with drama tlo skill and literary
Charmlon will ba at the Orpheuro for the
week beginning matlnue today, as the head
line act of another bill of advanced vaude
ville. Charmlon is a Russian woman woo
wears the title of "The Perfect Woman."
She Is another Venus. She has developed
extraordinary strength without losing her
womanly grace. She gives a trapeze act
in which she gives evidence of her phys
ical development. Brerett Scott, the Lilli
putian comedian, will be here as the Teddy
Bear in "Plx Little Girls and a Teddy
Bear." Mr. Scott has made a specialty of
Impersonating animal. He Is funny as a
Teddy bear. Six sprightly maids make
merry with songs, dances and chatter.
"Winning a Queen," is the title of a funny
skit offored by Frank Gardiner and Lottie
Vincent, '"both well known In vaudeville.
The Say tons are European contortionists,
who present their act in n neat stage set
ting. Lewis and Green, comedians, are ex
ploiting the vagaries of engaging a cook.
They come to Omaha to make people laugh
during the corn exposition week. Mortis)
VanBorgen and Myrtle Kresho will present
George W. Crepl's story of the Plains, en
titled, "Where Hearts Beat True." This
piece haa ths spirit of tha west and will
appeal with particular force to Nebraekans.
Dane Claudius and Melody Scarlet are
banjo players who play some of ths "good,
old tunes," with a few of tha modern com
positions. Such tunes as "Darling Nellie
Gray" and "When Johnny Comes Marching
Home," they render with much feeling.
New ktnodrome views and dally matinees
a usual. '
The Cameraphone has secured the ser
vices of the noted actress, Grace Cameron,
the original "Dolly Dimples" girl of the
famous musical success Plff, Paff, Pouf.
This clever artist will be shown upon the
this week's
Boyd's Theater.
Krug Thsatsr
Burweod Theater
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palm Theater....
Free Concerts
Tbsj Musically .
Inclined Publio
are cordially invited to pay ns a
visit any afternoon and enjoy
our Piano Flayer Concerts. No
charge) is inadfl and you can well
spend a hour with ut when
down town on a shopping trip.
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All kinds of hair goods at lowest
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Omaha Gas Co.
screen at the Cameraphnne theater for
three daya, beginning Sunday, December IS.
Miss Cameron has posed for several of her
latest hits. Including her greatest character
song, "Good-bye Antonio.'' "The Coming
Man," the funniest farce In vaudeville
will also be shown In the talking pictures.
A usual the several subjects of silent films
fer this bill will be the very latest and of a
historical, dram at lo and comedy nature,
Alma Huntley, who won so much deserved
praise by her rendition of the Holy City
a few weeks ago, will be heard In that very
pretty Illustrated song, "As Long ss the
World Goes On."
EsplsHriagr Pre)eee Vmtrr War 4
us Boeked for Com Ins;
Bo fsr as the outlook for discovery In
the year to come Is concerned. It Is alto.
gnther hopeful and Ktlroulatlng. That
Peary la to win, those who know him best
have unwavering confidence. Never have
conditions, to the latest word, been so
favorable; the errors and defects of former
equipment remedied, the outlook as th
Roosevelt plunged Into the pack, bidding
goodby to the world, was one of promise,
and while. In the Arctic, more than In any
other place n the world, tha end crown
ths work, never has Intelligent optimism,
rot to say enthusiasm, been more justified.
thaa In the present attempt.
Charcot, with a new ship, with tbo fancl.
ful Frenoh "Pourquol Pas" for a name,
will part at Buenos Ayrea, or maybe at
J Punta Arena, tn a few day from his bride
oi a few months and proceed to his former
j scans of work, along the outer coast of
west Antarctic, where months, maybe
years, will be spent m solentiflo research.
A n hi former expedition, a large and
completely equipped scientific staff accom
pany, and th results of his work are cer
tain te be of the very first importance, and
In many of the most inviting and Instruct
ing fields Of sclencs.
But In the meantime what the English
Shackleton may do on the other side of the
Antarctic continent, pushing toward the
pole, we shall much sooner know, for th
old Newfoundlander Nlmrod Is soon to take
its departure from Littleton, New Zealand,
to communicate with tha explorer and
learn from him the result of his work in
ths field. Bhackleton, though he had
troublous times, both on board and on sea,
in his approach to his base of operations,
will doubtless give a good account of him
self, and, coupling British bulldog tenacity
'with his experience under his former leader,
Bcott, of ' five years ago, may beat the
record and attain the pole. The fact, how
ever, that he was the only on of the party
of thrse to succumb on Scott's farthest
south raise misgivings as to Rbillty to
endure the greater and repeated strain.
In North America, Stefansson will be this
winter at work along the Canadian for
rorlhern coast, east or west of the Mac
kenzie, extending his researches among the
Eskimos (whom he already knows battel
than any other white man), and altogether
the outlook for next year Is one full of
Interest. Then. If ons wants to sweep the
horizon a little more closely, he will not
fall to notice In the southeast. In the
African moor and swamps, ths features
of the mighty hunter, familiar In Washing
ton, and if he cares to go still further into
the future he will discover In 1910 Amund
sen, having sold his forty-ton Gjoa of msg
nelio pole and Northwest passage fame,
pushing Nansen's old Ftam Into, the Arctic
pack off Siberia fer a seveR.yeurs drift,
maybe across ths poje, Brooklyn Standard
Union. A Waralsf.
Lost summer the congregation of a little
kirk In' the highlands of Scotland was
greatly disturbed and mystified by the ap
pearance in Its midst of an old Knglieh
lady who made use of an ear trumpet
during ths sermon suen an instrument
being entirely unknown- in those simple
There was mum discussion of the maT
ter, and it was finally decided that one of
the elders who had great local reputation
as a man of parts should be deputed to
Settle the question.
On the next Sabbath the unconscious of
fender again made her appuarance and
again produced the trumpst, whereupon
the chosen elder rose from his seat and
marched down the aisle to where the old
lady sat, and, entreating her with an up
raised finger, said sternly:
"The first toot ye're out!" Harper's.
It Dlda't Hln Htm.
St. Peter looked the newcomer over with
a doubtful eye.
"You were a very prominent public man
on earth, 1 understand," he said.
The stranger nodded.
"I believe I was so considered," ha af
fably replied.
"You wero the subject of several Inter
views In which you gave utterance to sen
timents of a decidedly atrocious character,"
said ths saint.
"One mora,iil," cried the stranger.
The saint checked him.
"1 know what you want to say," he re
marked. "The old excuse has become very
familiar- It won't help you this rime. You
ment to say that you were misquoted.
This way to the furnace cellar, please
Cleveland plain Dealer.
"The JttvelaMon"
"Bandanna Z.ad"
Burton Xolsaes' aSotloa riotursa
"As Told in tue BiUa"
, "Salome"
, Moving Pictures
Talking; Piotares
mr bttxb
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SOT South letn. too Vortk 16th,
The H. J. Penfold Co.
wi CiBas. orsiu rouov.
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ee Oar Hew Torts leases.
1408 Farnam Bt Omaha, Neb.
' IN
Will Get
Martin and Emery Players With
0Hvtra)d by
Wednesday "ffT,'BT,r3r in
Evening at 8:13 tT isfi MOROCCO
Seata 29c to 91. OO at Uox Office
Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Matinee Saturday
MR. r. RAY COMSTOCK Pretaeinls)
Williams and Walter
VVtiO Made Colored Show Folks Famous.
In TJieir Greateal Suecess
Th "Society Fad" of New York City ( ,,
For Over Four Months
A Unique Novelty in IVI uslcal Comedy
Hear Bert Williams singe his new -hit, i Hoar Geo. W. Walker Bluff his
"The Right Church, but the Wrong Pew" I great success, "lion Bon Buddlo.
COMINO-Hsnry W. Savsae's "THE DEVIU"
"Most ambitions thing "Ag-oln th Burwood Tfeaa-I
the Burwood folks hare I tar has a pretentious oiler-1
essayed." Qmnha Mpo. ing." Ornnlm World-HcrM
paelsl "Corn Shew Mstinees"
Tussdsy, Thursday, Ssturdsy.
Vest Sunday
(By Special
Week Starting Matioee Today
The Perfect Woman
Six Littla Girls'; A Teddy Bear
Management B. A. Rolfs.
Featuring iivtrett Scott, late star of
Lincoln Square Theatrr, New York
Production of "The Teddy Bear."
rnnK lottic "
Presenting a Spectacular Fantasy,
"Winning a Ju'en,"
first American Appearanoe of
, "In the Realm of the Alligator."
Comedians With gome New Ideas.
Martin Yio Bergen md VSyrtle Kresha
In an Ideal Htory of the Plains,
"WFhere Hearts Heat True."
By Geo. W. Creel.
la "The Musical Past aud Present."
Always the newest In Motion Pictures
moss loo. asc soo.
statins Today
4 S,.a, Matinee Today
la toe World's Speediest Dnuaatie
3"V'laVS?TMUBS.. DEC. 17
W. T. KAJTsT rrnta
Princess Wah-Ta-Waso
As Told z Hills
Chicago Film Exchange
America's Foremost rila Beaters
S47 to S60 Brandels Bldf-i Omaha,
Bee our picture at the Cameraphone
Theater, Douglas and 14th Bis., Nebras
ka best picture show.
Talking Animated Pictures
oj I P
DouS. I5Q6 :ind. A-ISOr
"Andlenees of ths Stand.
tatT Hoosr eair kind.
oniHhn Nffl'H.
Eta Tbt IX Til" has kscs reheated Is the cxtrcsat rear r "UWHC"
Matiass X.orna Elliott as "CAMZX.bS"
Bequest of Hundrsds pf Patrons.)
The Biggest
Value, SOOO.OO
Visit the Jublieo Manufacturing
Co's display at the , Corn . sjbew.
estimste the number of kernels of
corn In the glass jar on exhibition
there and the 620 nearest correct
guesses will receive prises abso
lutely free.
The first t will receive prizes
of f 5.00 value. I
The next 600 will receive prises
pf J1.00 value. , , j
The contest is frse and open to every
ene. Free guessing blanks at their
booth la ths ora show.
The Boyd Theater
School oi Acting
' A practical training school for
tha stage. Rehearsals and monthly
criticism performances at Lyric
Theater. Advanced students form
school stock company.
Professional experience while
fclXUAH vrrOK, XHreoto
Miss Anne. Bishop
Teacher of Singing
Studio 172 !vcnjHrt Street.
Telephone Douglas 63.
Jean P. Duf field
StudioSuite 40-6 Uoj4 Theater
"Oauae's Creates! flcUre Shew," rrcstatlof
Grace Cameron .
THE "tlClSat "HUI MMfUl'
The funniest farce in vaudeville,
fceveral interesting subjects In SI.
leu I ltd ure and Illustrated Bongs.
Admission. 10c; children's Be.
Where to eatJ
f.'eal Tickets Fres at Hanson's
Every psrson who takes a weal at Tolf
Hanson s Luuameut reeuurant may guess
the number who visit there during the day
Every day th nearest guess wins a luoai
Toll Hanson's Lcnch Room
The most attractive, brightest, alrleet
and moat economical. luwh room lp.Ou4la,

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