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THE OMAHA SUNDAY. BEE: DECEMBER 27, 1D0S.
Gossip About Plays, Players and Playhouses AST week the ta'fc In Omaha all i the success of the week for the excellent turned on the announcement performance ha gave of ' Armand Duval of tha Intention of ' Meters I He played the part with evident relish, and Brands to build a new then- with a flnlih that made It a delight It ter to be msnsged hy Messrs j la one of the moat difficult Of rolea, be woodward Purges. The I cause of Ita variance In emotion, and de- thorltatlve quality of the newa put aside manda careful attention from the actor any elemrnt of speculation, and the com- who esasys IL Mr. Orew took It at the ment waa all In the nature of congratuln- proper pitch and auiitalned himself 1n all tory expreaalona. Omaha la Congratulated Ita momenta. In the great scene of tha on having attained such Importance that fourth act he waa especially good, showing a second flrst-clfts theater la not only a quality for Intense expression he has possible, but admitted to be a rent noces- not often revealed here. It waa aa good any. Messrs. W oortward & Tltirgess are I an Armand as one wants to see. congratulated on having again Joined hands after a ahort separation, and the Br.indels "Give my regards to Broadway," sings people are congratulated on having secured Ft1 Bhrader of the New Tork Post In his so popular a firm to manage tha theater I weekly letter to the Cincinnati Enquirer, Ihey have so long projected. The general""1 then n" proceed to remember himself opinion Is that the deal Is a good one all 10 11 "aid Square In thla manner tha way around. Aa soon as the details I A New Torker Is peculiarly proud of New are adjusted with tha architects some- ,hrkrii.' , U?.r?u2?.. ih ,pru.? "J thing more definite aa to tha exact nature pretty nearly everything that he ought to of the theater will ha ilvin tr fti t. I be losirallv iihnn.i.,1 nf llvlm thn t.cr- llo. All that can be aald at preaent Is that fL1 J.Vh'" .wlth nlm,pf- naturally . 4ii . w. . . looke with disdain upon every other city or It will Da modern In every particular, town, and la more sections! than any fireproof and worthy of Ita name. It will "utherner and as clannish as a Robert express In Itself the best of modern Ideas tHh"Tn Kf, co,ur"?- hf hllf ""'Phla ' . ., . , ... permanent butt of all his pleasantries. In theaters and will provide Omaha with The stage has boen kept alive on Jokes an appropriate home for the art of ex shout poor old Philadelphia. (A dramatic Dresslon In mlmlcrv notice In last Sunday s paper referred to pression tn mimicry. tne prov1m,lal u,te c'f " WftBhlngton.") . , . t Hut Brooklyn and Hohoken come next, and Tha theater can hardly be classed aa a when you trace his prejudice right down necessary, and yet It la almost an eesen- to the fine, the Bronx must be Included, ti.l adjunct to civilised existence. Certain ..Vl'TSSi MS-".-!?- deflnllte Impulses In man's nature tend dl- ception of aomethlng but half explored and rectlv to the star. These lmDulses reoulre fnerally peopled with Rubes, hayseeds or ... . . , . I highway bandits. All the Intelligence Is aomethlng that cannot be expressed by I roncentrated about Herald square, and worda or deeds, and ret must be satisfied, r there Is more music In "Olve My Kegards It la a craving, sometimes morbid, but to Broadway" than there Is ''Ooetterdam- . i ' merung," according to hla notion. Player mora often natural Tor experiences, sensa- of unassailable merit are never noticed In tlona that are not offered in the routine of the papers while they are playing above life an whlnh are tuiat eiinntleil h the Blxty-sixth Street, but as soon as they come lire, and which are beat uPPHed by the wUhm the ,.cr,d perimeter of herald performances at tha theater. Even among square they are treated as discoveries. A savages thla condition prevails, and the critic the other day referred to a woman ..,. . (V, ,,, .. ar who for three seasons plaved leading ceremonies of the medicine man. the occu- ro)(1, lUC(.sflllly lri the One Hundred and patlon of tha story teller, the song that Twentv-flfth Street Theater Stock eomnanv makes ao large a part of the rellgloua 'lloaa tar." She was no better known ... ... , on Fifty ninth street than If she had played I three seasons In Tombstone. Of the Impulse that In tha Ufa of olvllUed "OCIETY TO SEARCH FOR WRITERS man finds outlet tn the theater, the lecture room or the church. Poetry, music, paint- torde, ladles, Manaarera aad Actors lng, sculpture, all we know of the outward algna of Inward emotion, or aspiration, or Combine la fcagllsh Play Society. LONDON, Dec. 16. (Special Correspond- dreama of beauty or thoughts of higher ence.)-All sorts of Interesting people, likfl thln. come from the same .onre. It I. the of Argyll, the earl of Lonsdale, man's aoul trying to break through Its !!r 3,oh"H"' B,r Wl .t8lr bonds of flesh. Everybody cannot be a poet, """" .-- - or a pntar. or a sculptor, or a singer or dramatlc organlBatlon that , f Pj:b?J ! "C.t0r' veryt0,3r about to make It. flr.t production. It Is . , lr . ' , '""""' called the English Play aoclety and glvea " 7 "wrua inia arunm promllle of being an mportant factor 111 couraglng English drama. Ita aim Is et hold of new nlavwrltern. have their Of course the most common, perhaps, cer- worlt pasged upon by such authorltlea aa .my we rao.1 v.nepctni, is me an im Dr. w. L. Courtney, who Is editor of the the aotor. It has Its advantage. In that It Fortnightly Review and dramatic crltlo of reacnea mora people, and more directly the Telegraph: rhillp Carr. and H. A. appeala to tha Imagination. A painting Balntsbury, who are to record their opln- may convey much or little to tha observer, ions of the value of the work examined and a statue may Impress its beholder by a series of marks made against each with the sculptor's thought, or It may have separate qualification .of the play. The no meaning for him. The poet, the preacher, records thus obtained become practical the writer, all meet the same difficulty In criticism. The Intention Is that when any conveying their message. But the actor's play reaches a certain stt ndard of per- message Is delivered under different and centage of marks Its author shall receive more favorable conditions. With the aid of some kind of certificate to that effect, scenery a background Is provided for hla I which the marks being made by experts efforts, and thla direct appeal to the Imag-1 would presumably give the play a good Inatlon' does much to create the "atma- chance of being accepted at onre by soma one of the London managers endorsing the work of the society. The society proposes also to produce plsys occasionally with thr aid of the best actors obtainable from the London theaters, giving one evening and one matinee per formance of each, and getting all the nabobs of the London social and drftmatio world to come and see It, with the ldva of obtaining for the author a contract for Its production for a run by some una of the West Knd managers later on. The society has chosen for Its first pro duction the work of an American writer, Curtla Brown, who happens to be the chhf of your own London staff. His plsy Is a four-act comedy entitled "Management.' It la now In active rehearaal at the Kings way theater and la to be produced there on December 20 and 21,' with Madge Tlther adge, H. A. 8alnatbury, Elaine lnneacourt snd Kate Phillips In the principal parts. The author describes the play as "a light minded affair, of which tha object la good natured amusement, with, perhaps, some traces of an underlying idea." This Is to be the general line of the new society, as Its managers say they do not take much stock In problem plays of the sordid and more or less nasty sort. It Isn't often that a young American violinist, practically new to London, finds herself facing an audience so large that even standing room la at a premium, but that waa what happened to Mls Mantel Qluck on Wednesday at the' Aeolian hall. where she made her official debut, with the ducheas of Somerset as patroness, and with many influential friends present to give her a sendoff. Miss Gluck rose to the occasion admirably and did credit to her master, Bevcik. JOHN AVA CARPENTER, At the Omaha. Theaters. Mme. Kenle Llpsin, the noted Yiddish tragedienne, who Is now making a tour of this country, was born In ZhltorrUr, Rus sia, and at an early age evinced a re markable dramatic talent. She became a member of a travelling company appearing in Odesaa, and first pluyed In dramas written by Ooldfaden and others of the earlier Yiddish playwrlghta. With thla com pany she acted tn Roumanla and Oallcla, creating everywhere a deep and lasting Impression as an actress of real genius. Fate brought her to London, where she made her first appearance as a star In a company of Yiddish players, many of whom have become noted. Hearing of her success In England, an enterprising manager of New York sought her out In London and brought her into thla country, where she has ever since acted. Mme. Llpzln produced a drama written by Jacob Qordln, the re nowned Yiddish playwright, and that man of genius aoon saw that Mme. Lipsln's tal ent was of such a superior kind that aha required plays written especially for her. She created the title part In his "Mlrele Efroa," a reversed "King Lear" drama with a happy ending. "Mlrele Efros" Is still the most successful play Mme. Llpzln gives. Her next play waa "Die Schechlta, (The Slaughter), In which she gives a re markable study of a neurotic girl. Critics Music and Musical Notes NCE more tha Chrlstmastide has passed, and with it tha joys and sorrows of the annual occasion. Many people observed the Urns with Joy and gladneaa around a Christmas tree. (Some found their lonely way to the Garden of Bleep EH sphere" so essential to the proper trans mission of the thought Then, with the further assistance of hla fellow players, tie proceeds to impress his picture on the tnind of his auditor by the simulation of various passions and emotions, showing tiow men conduct themselves under stress of various sorts and generally Illuminating the Idea of tha author." The story la told vividly, briefly, but' Impressively, and If it has any message at all, that measaga is imparted In the way most easily under- .vuvu. i v " Many enjoyed the hospitality of congen. eniea mi uiai -wiim . v ... - Borne fait th iukim of hunrae in .nil. portion oi inu mueiinuuia uuiia vuiiau (u je ) memory, una reinm... in m. .uu. u, .,.. Wenrv ihnrv.itlilmli nrf "-minee. distinct form with the Individual recipient mjn,8ter," can now have a ttmti and enj0, forever.', And it haa the further advan- lhe hour of relaxatlon whloh thcy ao gf.n. tags In that It gives to each Individual erou8ly .ave UD durlnir the nast dava. In Just what that Individual la capable of aa- ordor yiu get your .hopping almilaung, ana no more, in wis way me done. art of the actor la of ssrvlca to ail tne A well known merchant said to this other arts, for It serves to develop the In- writer last week: "Yes. business has been tellect along lines that later lead to a splendid, and we have every cause to be capacity for enjoying the art of the poet, satisfied, but I do hate to keep the store the painter, the sculptor, the preacher and I open evenings." Hs waa thinking of bis em thewriter. I ployes, rather than himself. Did you ever notice how natlentlv ths Bo the building of a new theater Is an ev- ,trMt cap men handla tho .tra traffic. Idence of Intellectual growth In a com- Tha raualo man ot The Bee never loaes munlty. it means that the other theaters a chance to with either of the auntie- can no longer satisfy tne demand, ana as men ho run tn8 ,treet car. It la murh this demand springs purely from the In- more interesting than to ride Inside, and tellectual ana not me pnysicsi neeaa oi th6 alr bettor. l?ut all through this sea mankind. It must be accepted aa proof Of -on het h(1- imDressed with the nver. the development of the people along lines 1 tuMnK nature of these men, In spit or aavanoameuu of manT trlaI. aniAniti .nZltv for determlnlna VM rou ver atch man driving a . I wet srrin dtlrtnar thai ti-saswAi tranlr in.t in the Advano tntid In h art by MUi El- " " ' " i a t. m i iiuiu ui a, HirtK-t, car. w iiiia ma uiuiurnitii 9.w.a-.a h,r miuit linn or "i.Rmine ibbi i ----- - uvuou . - 1 ..l-.,. . J . 1- lUrn va nn f Vs Riirwnnn Sit trfk I via ewrvswci vi snwi. wu si3 "u, v uiiui The great success she scored In the part at h n" t0' (,And he" we that Ume would seem to have satUfled an w l,m""v"" erAln&rv woman. Rut Miss Elliott has nroven tn many wava that she Is not an or wnicn naa noimng 10 ao wnn nr.linr woman, but one of anDsrentlv ex. mualc But what can a man write about haustless enenrr and ambition. It has been mlc when he has Just risen from ths aid that "Camilla" la one of the ambitions Christmas dinner, and haa loft hla friends of every actress, and this Is not to be won- Jwn In the living-room, while he haa gone dered at. for tha role offera neeuliar dossI- I to ma siuay lo say a lew mings lo me bllltles. It Is a part of many contrasts, readera of the musical column of The Bee? with Ita comedy. Ha pathos. Its great range Before anomer column appeare in inu of emotlona and Its underlying depth of PIac- the Nw Tear wl11 hav cem "n1 thouaht. Too many make the mistake of the Ola I ear will nave pasaea inio niaiory et..lfvlri Camille Oautler with tha weak wltn tne nope mat tne mw year mas and thoughtless women of fiction. Bhe is oi"n auspiciously and be a year of growth nv.hin. hut that. She la tvrjical In a and expansion for svery reader, the muel- broa-t aense of a claaa of woman cal crltlo of The B wishes to each and forced by clrcumstanoea Into an exist- u "A Happy New Year." nee distasteful to them, yet from which they apparently lack the resource of es- The year. Just closing, has been one oi cape. It was offered to her to escape many conflicting states of feeling. through her love for Armand. but that There la uaually aomethlng aad about very love waa turned to her destruction, I the closing of the year, but to one who has When she saw that ahe waa holding him worked with tne look upward, and who down, she sorrowfully relinquished her haa walked with the step forward, and prospect for happiness, and even bore the I who haa thought with the meditation out brutality of the man aha loved with all ward, there la much satisfaction In clos- her soul that he might not be hampered ui the book of the manuscript of life, put by her presence. It Is the very tragedy of ling down the pen, and reflecting that while love that la here presented, and thla point many words have been misspelled, many was early discerned by Miss Elliott, who mistakes have been made, much haa been made It a dominant note of her perform- done that would be undone If we could do ance two years ago. While nothing more it again, things hava been written which exact tbaa recollections of tha performance we are sjrry we wrote, and things were laft of that time exists aa a basis for com- I unwritten which wa know we should have partson today, and thla la not In all ways I hsd tho courage to write, yet with It all. satisfactory, those who saw her then were I with It all, there la a supreme satisfaction ao much Impreaaed that plcturve of the I that we have written we have really writ principal scenes of the play remain auffl- I tea! Yes! There is a Joy that with all the clently vrvld In memory to afford some- I mistakes, them are no blank pages I thing of a ground for estimating her Im- I And dear old Dr. Baetens (Ood rest his provement. Chief of all, probably, la her I aoul) used to say, "What are niisiakoa tor. use of her voice. Bhe has mastered the If we don't make them? difficult art of expression by tone, and I You haven't a book of blank laavea to tier trading of the long speeches Is twou- I look back upon, have youT You have done ttfuUy done. la many other waya ahe has I something every day upon "nfe s sweet miea in tne ouiunrs or wnat waa then I scented manuscript," have you not? largely an Impressionistic sketch, and now I gurvly yea peia lurcn liiv cnaracier wiin ine Clearness at detail of a cameo. Probably the moat satisfactory feature of the work of Mlaa XJUloU during the last week was that ahe To the student, may one address a word of encouragement and perhaps a word ot a t 1 aLsnvuBtlsin Tha Buff treattcn la f M . mad. Camlil. a fl.h and Wood woman. I A n. w u op bore you. It Is th. tossed on a tempest of emotions, rather than a frail, uncertain creature, grasping at opportunities. It was tn all waya a splendid pleo of work. record at you. You hava tha opportunity to write now. If you have many, many blank pages In thla closing year's maou script, you have aow the opportunity to )a Orew. ta atUa sassfe credit for I gin to flU lit the paces l tha eqtoifif year. aimamaifyiaaw yw-njaym iiuu i .1 ,4HlpeTeBFMBgaaaUMUJIIt'M JSgjgSfig1 'laa'iawa' ENGAGEMENT EXTRAORDINARY SDWIIT A. BSIIIil Freeonfa the mstlxgTilshed Yiddish Aotreea IwfrrG- Kcnnv Llnzln and all Btas Caat of Yiddish Flayers, la two of hsr best plays. Ml (Tfce Jewtsk MendsjlTIC flRPH AN ' Qoets Uar) ; Night., mil win linn TUESDAY AND VVKD. EVKS, OEC. 2 ana SO SfATINEB WEDNESDAY BEST SCATS SI 00 ' Xvsnlng Prices, BOo to S1-&0- Curtain rises at S:1S. OmillES YstOMAir rreaeata PEAS, DAJyTT, PBUQHTrTTI, M AKI L I'MIRELE EFFROS DEE BILL I ,MjiUPMiSll "wsms.11, . --Hii-rkifl-M lri tt 1 - - - 'rrT In a New Cmnedy Success Xtie Richest Girl By Oavanlt Si Morton, Authors of "My Wife." Caat Includes OKB.IST JOHNSON, sspeclaily Engage Thursday. Friday and SaturdayMatinees Friday and Saturday 6&, CMUSICAL SUCCESS DIRECT FKCM ITS TRIDMFHANT KUN OF MQNTII5 (EVVTDBS WmsmEAELE CAST -A EZAD77 amKSrZWAP VI7CENTSCEMC. ELFTTETQAL 8c.X&TUNZ ZmXTS 70 sSIHGIlTG JND IiNCTNU TEQPUEi 70 awSsVeHsSwawSSSawawfl PHONES Bell. Doug. I50fi MATINEE frt HAY AND ALL & RIGHT W Lsf iH. WEEK Kdwsrd epte's Chsrmlng Plsy, Inrl. A-l Extra Matinee NEW YEAR'S DAY THIS WEEK'S ATTRACTIONS Boyd's Theater. Kl-ng Tb eater Borwood Orpaena Theater. Falm Theater , .Stlrele Bffrea .."The Orphaa- "Ths mioaess Mrrt 'X.lttls Jokany Jones" ...... w n . .w , "Its Yonsoa" .uTae Trlaea Chap' ......, anu afoviag rtotures Froo Concorts Th Musically Incline Publlo are cordially Inrltod to pay as a visit any afternoon and enjoy onr llano l'layer Concerts. No charge is made and you can well spend an hour with us when down town on a shopping trip. SCDMOLLER & MUELLER riAxo co. 1811-13 Farnani fit. J. L BRANDEIS & SONS KairdreesUtg Dept. Second moor. Hair Dressing and Marcel Waving 60a Fhampoolng SOo Maasaging and Klcctrlc Vibrator. 60o Manicuring for ladles and gentle men BOo All kinds of hair goods at lowit prices. Appointments made by phone. NEW STYT.B FALL HATS BOW SJBABY Stephens (Si Smith 07 South leth. sos North ista. The U. J. Penfold Co. WE X.EAD. OTmXBS) roixow. SCXXHTXrXO OPTICIANS Bee Onr New Torlo Xenaes, 1408 rarnam St. Omaha, Neb. A WANT-AD IN Will Oct ANYTHING FOR ANYBODY Why het np your coal range Just to heat water, when a gft heatr will give you enough hot water for a hatJt In a few minutes. We sell them. Omaha Gas Co. WORTH REPEATING: "IFirS AT THE BUR WOOD, IT'S BULLY" THE PRINCE CHAP Aa Played for One Year In New Vers City by Cyril Seett. Determinations are not deeda Let us all 'do" things. There would doubtless be an eager rush If The Bee would announce that a trip to Europe would be given to each student of music who would really like to .go, and that beautiful things would be seen and beautiful placea visited during the trip. Yes, thert would be a rush. And The Bee through its music depart ment drawa your attention to the endless continent of music, where there are beau ties undreamed of, and where there are delights beyond description. To the realm of muHlc, you are Invited. Enter it, and be pleased. Travel through It and be charmed. Explore 1t, and be delighted. And remember, that music does not mean the piano. Music does not mean the organ. Nor the violin, nor any or all in struments. Muslo does not mean oratorio, or opera, or concert. Music does not mean singing, or voloe culture, or tone-produc tion. Music does not mean composition, or instrumentation or orchestration. Muslo does not mean history, or biography or analysis. Muslo is not the orchestra, or the choir, or tho chorus. Music Is music! Btudy muslo then! Be musicians first. and singers or players afterwards. For musicians there will always be a demand. Let ub be serious In our work. It 1b not the kind of work to take with a jest, or a laugh. I'eople take a trip abroad seriously enough. (If you don't believe it, watch them.) And when one appllea oneself to the reality of music he never fails to receive a great reward. The following beautiful sentiment came with the Christmas messages from kind and thoughtful friends last week. It la so good that you must share It. It was aent by a lady who was one of the leading singers of Omaha when the writer came to this town, and who has oeen given hor share of trials and tasks: O. do not nrav for eaav llvaaf Pr n - w 1 - .V be stronger men. Ua not pray for tasks equal to your powers. ITay for powers eu.ua! to your tasks! Then the dorlna: of vour work shall ho r,,-, miracle. But you shall be a miracle. Every day you shall wonder at vnur. self, at the richness ot life which has come in you by Uie grace ot Uod. 1-niL.LAra brooks. It Is with a ser.su of great pleasure that the announcement Is made In this column of tt-e fact that after much deliberation Mr. Jom-Iih Gahm, the well known p'an'st and nuslclan, has decldci to once more opeu his studio In Omaha and to resume his ac tive life of teaching atudvnta of the piano forte (and of music) tn this place. Mr. Gahm waa Identified for so many years with the teachlr.g life of Omaha that he will be welcomed back to it with much pleasure. The field seems to be ever "white unto harvest," and there is work for all the "laborers" In the great fields of musi cal endeavor. Mr. Qahm will announce definitely tho location of his studio In a few days. Hs Is at present considering several placea It Is hoped that Mrs. Qahm will not let her harp remain allent long, but that she, too, will aggressively enter upon tho work for which shs has so thor oughly prepared herself. THOMAS J. KELLY. Notes. The following delightful program of piano forte music has b-en carefully selected by Mme. l.loomf leld-Keislcr for her recital in January 4 at Klret Haptist church under miss nopper s airecubn; Uarotto and variations Rameau l- FlHUrte ou la Tenure Nanette. ("ouierln Paiillllona, op. t Schumann Fantasui, op. 49 Choj in Nix-turne. op. VI (N-. I) Chopin Fantasie-Impromptu. op. W ChoMn B'llaiL-, op. 47 Chivln i inuua au. a iiuui riNir us nuio .... Debussy Valae Parlalenne, op. St (first time) Schurtt uxraiii-ifa to jars. Keisier.) Passepled No. from "Sl Dances In tne Old Style" Del lots rerapiirase aa voncerx on iTitmei from the Opera "Euene Onegulne", Traaaorlbed for Piano by fabnt. op. al a.wau....w TUiikotrk M.l. Tiip TLm.b a .4 Kxtrs Matinee IN EXT SUNDAY! MatS. T UeS.y TnlirS.y XaT. New Veer's Osy"Ttie: MIDDLEMAN" who have seen her In this play say that her representation of hysteria and bewild erment Is unexampled In the history of acting. Following "The Slaughter," the gifted actress appeared In Oordln's "The Oath," "Lucretla Borgia," in "Hoodman Blind." "Camllle," "Madga," "Macbeth," "Deborah" and a variety of other strong dramas of tragto and melo-dramatlc quali ties. In recent years Mme. l.lpzln has created the leading roles in Gordin's "The Truth," "The Orphan," Hauptmnnn's "Rosa Brandt," Gorky's "Meschanye," Oordln's "Purity of the Family," Tolstoy's "Resur rection," Oordln's "The Unknown," and others. "Mlrele Efros" Sunday evening and "The Orphan" Monday evening Is the rep ertoire to be given by the Boyd. On Tuesday and Wednesday evenings, December 28 and 30, with matinee Wednes day, December 30, tho theatergoers of this city will have an opportunity to see for the first time dainty and delightful Marie Doro, the newest stellar celebrity in the constellation of stars under tho direction of Charles Ftohman. Mias Doro began her starring careor last season, but her time waa fully taken up by extended engage ments In a very few of the, larger cities This year she Is to make an extended tour that began in Boston a few weeks ago. Mr. Frohman has provided her with a new play, written for Miss Doro by Gavault and Morton, authors of "My Wife," which was John Drew's great success of last season. The title of the new play Is "Tho Richest Girl." and in the name part Miss Doro is given greater opportunity than she has ever before had to give evidence of her artistry. The caat Includes Orln Johnson, who has been specially engaged for the leading male role; Louis Massen, Frank Burbeck, Fred Eric, Fred L. Tllden, Desmond Kelley, Anna Meredith and othera. Almost directly from a tour that has Included the Pacific coast, there will come to Boyd theater on Thursday, Friday, Sat urday, with matinees on Friday and Sat urday, Oeorge M. Cohan's tremendously successful musical comedy, "Little Johnny Jones." Apart from the coherent Btory and a well-sustained plot, with two very pretty love stories running throughout Us three acta, "Johnny Jones" contains enough song numbers to stock half a dus.-n plays of Its kind, and they are all of that pecu liarly fascinating kind that only Ueorge M. Cohan knows how to write. In "Lit tie Johnny Jones" there are no less than twenty songa of this character. The com pany which will Interpret "Little Johnny Jones" here Is practically the same aa have presented It since lis Initiative. A large and well-drilled chorus, who are not only fascinating to the eye, but wlu can sing, and some very elaborate scenic end costume embellishments Is the promise held out by the management for the pre- ntation of Mr. Cohan's celebrated mu sical play. "The Prince Chap," a delightful ccmtnly drama, written by Edward I'eple and played by Cyril Scott for one year in New York City, will be the production at the Burwood for the week starting this aiter noon. The story is written around an artist lu London and the sctnj la luld in bis studio. He la visited by a dying mother, who begs that lie care for her child, a little girl of 6 years. He scarcely knows bow to refuse the woman, but knowing nothing of children, feels he would be no guardian fur a small girl. Death overtakes the mother while tho Is yet in the artist's studio and before medi cal aid can reach her. The artist, Peyton, accepts the charge fate has thrust upon him and the scenes between the little girl and he contain the very finest touches of blended pathos and comedy. His rooms are cared for by Runlon, hla servant, mho sticks to Peyton (Ths Prince Chap) through all sor; of vlclsl udea. suJ be tween thou they raise the child until shs leaves for school. The last act shows the child (Claudia) grown up and in love with her guardian, the artist. Their lit tle love story completes the play and "they lived happily ever after," as the story books say. In the first act Claudia will be played by 6-year-old Mercedes Spong, and in the second act, which Is supposed to occur three or four years later, by Cella Margults. Both are Omaha children and very bright. In the last act Miss Elliott will be Claudia. Mr. Grew will be the Prince Chap, and he has had no more congenial role since he played "Christopher, Jr." The comedy element of the piece is In the hands of Mr. Bacon; Mr. Cllsbee, who will be the Prince Chup's servant, and Miss Jeffery, who Is cast as Phoebe Puckers, the scullery maid with "the artistic temperament." Aside from the regular Tuesday, Thursday and Sat urday matinees there will be an extra matinee on Friday New Tear's day. To follow "The Prince Chap" at tho Burwood comes Henry Arthur Jones' ex cellent play "The Middleman" In which E. S. Willard .scored so notably a few sea aons ago. For the Burwood production Ed win Cllsbee has been chosen to Interpret the role of the old inventor, "Cyrus Blen karn." Those who witnesses Mr. Cllabee's superb portrayal of old "Col. Preston" In "Alabama" last season at the Burwood have no doubt of his being able to score artistic triumph In "Tho Middleman." A new play will be presented at the Krug theater for four days commencing matinee today. It Is from the pen of Langdon McCormick, and Is one of the best productions launched this season. "The Convict and the Girl" Is Mr. Mo Cormlck's latest effort, a play written on an entirely new theme, told In a logical and Interesting manner. There la a torrtfic boat race between two steamers, result lng In an explosion and total destruction of one of them, which Is a masterpiece of stuge craft and creates an Impression upon the audience that calls forth their hearty commendation. "The Convict and the Girl" with ita stirring situations, climaxes, etc., and beautiful stage settings, Is bound to be classed amorg the season's successes. Theresa Rent, foremost equestrienne on the stage, haa added electrtel effects to her act. She will be here with three prise winning horses as headline attraction in the New Year week bill at the Orpheum. Fred Warron and Al Blanchard are comed ians with commissions to make people laugh. Mr. Warren, as a colored soubrette, stirs his audience to a high pitch of mer riment. Belle Hathaway and her seven teen erformlng monkeys and babboons share In the humor of the bill. Their antics around the footlights are said to be such that a blanket Indian would laugh himself into convulsions. Carter and Bluford sing, dance and release merry chatter. They have an attractive wardrobe. The sketch of the week Is "The Operator." a power- '. ful little story of a telegraph operator at a email western station. Lyster Cham bers and Clara Knott are entertainers In this Instance. The playlet Is full of Intense dramatic action. The Jupiter Brothers are Oklahomans with new Ideas of the Illusive art. Will Campbell and the Misses Alma and May Stock appear as "The Tennis Trio," in a juggling art presented with a Japanese garden stage setting. New klnodrome view a Dally mati nees. ! Patrons of the Cameraphone theater will have an opportunity of seeing and hearing Julian Rase, the world's greatest Hebrew Impersonator, In aa original sketch entitled "Levensky at the Wedding," posed and sung for the . Cameraphone company. "Maybe It's a Bear," a big hit from "School Days," Is also another feature of the Mil beginning today. The blU ale In eludes George Oohn'g song sketch. "Sulli van," from the "American Idea." and sv exal Tery lutereatlaf silent pictures. Don't Fail to sco tho Big POULTRY AND DOG SHOW At Auditorium ALL THIS WEEK 5-'i 3,000 Chickens j . Is. rt?Sa- v, nut- 300 Dogs ADMISSION - 25c, Children froo Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday If accompanied by adults paying full admission. New and Interesting Features, Much Larger and Better Display than Last Year. Open from Oa.rn.toll p. m. OKZIOKTOa PHONES DOUQ.404 INOAMA4 ADVANCED VAUDEVILLE MATDTXB DIXIT, SHS. BTEXT ITIOXT, 8:15. XAVFT HEW YEA BIX I. Week Starting Matinee Today THERESA RENZ Most famous Zqnsstrlsnne In the World. The Intense Sramatlo Playlet, it THE OPERATOR By Chas. Kenyon, With Lyster Cham bers and Clara Knott. Fred Al Warren & Blanchard ramous Comedians In Melody and run. THE TENNIS TRIO In a Dainty Wisteria Pastime. Every Child Should See Belle Hathaway's Simian Playmates Jupiter Brothers Original Oklahoma Cowboy Illusion ists. How la It Sonet Can Ton TeUt The Aot Beautiful." Carter & Bluford KINODROME Always the Newest In Motion Pictures. mcxi loo, aso ana boo. THEATRfc lBo-aSo-BOo-VSo afetlnee Today lOo-BSo-BOo 4 wsEsfday Matinee Today THE SEHSATXOXTAI. KXLOSSaaU THE Convict Girl Most Elaborate Scenic Production of the beason. 3 &F.SSJ Thuri.. Dec. 31 Special Matinee Friday. B-OKTELAJID suras Ben Hendricks nr Yon Yonson Comlrg The Yoluateer Organist. Haatw THE CameraphoneTheatre 1403 Douglas St. Actual Talking Pictures TEST UUOK, TALK, Kara, DAVCE AJTD ACT. 8nng hits from the latest musical sue. cfKMi-M. Clever vaudeville aklts played ami sung by well known artUis. Two big l.lll-i rath weok, changing Thursday ai4 Sunday. AOMZSSIOir, 10 CEVTS The Boyd Theater School oi Acting A practical training school for ths stage. Rehearsals and monthly criticism performances at Lyric Theater. Advanced students form school stock company. Professional experience walls studying. r "" mcx. XMreotot W. 9. BUmOBBS, Manages Chicago Film Exchange America's omoe TUaa Beater u Ia aMfl aruflau BIOS'.. Bee our pictures at tbe Cameraprtoae Omaha, Nobrae- WW. .. - . - " Theater, Douglas and ltlb Bla kaa beat picture snow. Talking Animated Pictures Miss Anna. Bishop (CtmtraMo.) Teacher of Singing Btudio 1734 Davenport Street. Telephone) Douglas 63. Jean V. Duf field TEACHER OF PUNO Dtudlo Hnlto 404-S Boyd Tbsstie BwUdliaC. 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