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THE OMAHA SUNDAY BEE: MAY 23. 1900.
"What is Going on in R8. nSKD'l comtat will till"! t In I K 1 stand the brightest spot 1VA I th ear of tttpr so far aa Omaha to concerned, i nis wonderful woman baa. , fairly won the crown of supremacy In her art. and wear It with a grace ao be coming' that Americans Ttrast all feel proud that one of their countrywomen has come to be recognized as the foremost actreas of the world. regardl.ss of nationality. And this la aald with all due reverence for Madame Bernhardt, HIgnora Iuse and the other great women of the singe. Minnie Maddern Finks la not only thiMr peer, but their superior tn all that makes for great ness as an actreas. This may seem ex travagant, but It Is put forth aa the aane judgment of a critic whose enthusiasm la normally under good control. It will stand the tost of analysts, and Is supported by Teason. No other living actress has ever assayed so wide a range of parts aa has Mrs. Fluke, and with unvarying success. It Is true, she has shaded some of her characters with flnrr Unes and more atrlk- Ing effects than others, for the parts she has played have varlc-d widely In 'their 4 , intrinsic nature and required this differ i entlatlon In treatment, but as to success, the word applies cquully to all. Last spring she gave us Rebecca West, a woman In whom the Intellect dominated to tha entire exclusion of the surface emo tions. Nothing In the characterisation ap- pealed to, anything but the deeper nature & of man, that which Is not moved by senti i . ment and can only be reached by the cold ; processes of reasoning., Arjd n this she stood on a pinnacle she never before at ' tained, and which Is still out of reach of f; any other living actress. Then, this year she comes with a Nell Sanders, at the L.". nadir of the social scale, as Rebecca Wust I: J waa ut tfe senlth. And yet she makes this v. woman of the slums live and move and have her being with all the lmpresslvo reality that clothed the character of the Ibsen woman. This In Itself Is an achleve- ment that would be deemed a triumph by any but one of Insatiable ambition, and j. Mrs. Fluke appears to be such an one. cv Not content with showing forth the human ir aspect of the woman who rose from the , ' position of scrub woman In a tough New , York saloon to that of captain In the ; Salvation Army which latter position Is no ' mean attainment she pays equally forceful v attention to the spiritual side of the char acter, and gives us a psyohologlcal as well j aa a sociological study that may well have our attention for some time. And it is - this that entitles Mrs. Flake to the undls rv puted crown In her profession. tr. What other actress haV undertaken this f ort of work? Mine. Bernhardt Is great " In Bardou roles, and loves to make ex i curslons Into the realm of experiment, t wherein she Is tolerated because of the ,, very eurnestness of her purpose. She plays ;. the poor little duke in "L.'Alglon," no bet ' ter nor worse, perhaps, than Maude Ad ams, or some others who have tackled the part, which Is no especially meritorious test for the true capacity of the actress. Bho ' has also dune a number of other thlnjs ( that partake of the nature of novelty, but ', she has never achieved tho deep and last-' .' ing effects that have come as a reward to Mrs. Flske. Bernhardt's fame is secure, '.' and her greatness admitted, but she belongs to a different school of acting. The Amer ican stago has In many ways followed the French and the Oerman, but has not de veloped the actors along that line, so that In the main our actors In the plays of the school mostly affected by Bernhardt are Imitators and not creators. Otis Skinner Is .perhaps tho sole exception to this. His . Harvester and Colonel Bridraux are great figures that deserve the name of creations and stamp him aa an actor who thinks. The women Bernhardt has given us, those of the meet force, have been human enough In their way, but their way Is not our way. Florla Tosca la a wonder to contemplate, but she Is foreign to American Ideas; so Is Glamonda, and down the list they all ring foreign, becauso thoy are foreign, and In their delineation the actress, whoever she be, must depart from Anglo-Saxon stand ards, for the proper portrayal of the role , demands it. These women lack the great human note. We may weep with Camllle ; dautler, but when we try to reason with her we get out of patience she touches our sympathies, but she does not convince us. Bo with all the Bernhardt women. The Dus women are much the same, and th other women, to a greater or lesser e 1 aree. But the Flske women convince. They j appeal to the reason as well aa to the sym pathy, and apparently deserve the atten i tlon they have received from the woman fwhoae wonderful genius has visualised V them for us. It Is a pleasure to contemplate in retro spect the work of Mrs. Flske In "Salvation Nell." One hesitates to say wherein she most excelled. So many places along the J way are lit by the light of her wonderful i V mind that It Is difficult to determine which ;;ls the brightest spot among the multitude, i ' Maybe the most Impressive moments were t those of the second act. That is tense ' from one end to the other. Even with the rising of the curtain one feels instinctively that some catastrophe Impends. The very peaoa of the scone the mother with her ldollaed son In her arms, reading from the Scriptures, her mind far away from her past, her future bright with hope for her boy and her present secure, and yet over K all the suggestion of uneasiness from some cause undefined. Is a situation that compels attention. The receptive audi encs stiffens In apprehension, and the an nouncement of Jim Piatt's possible pres ence in the city does not come as a sur prise. Then the terror of the moment, and the dread of the meeting that must come, and the meeting Itself, with the efforts to rouse an appreciative, unselfish feeling In the sodden brute of a man none of this simulated. It Is lived, in all Its poignant ' . reality. No finer bit of realistic acting was ever shown on the stage titan the scene In the second act of "Salvation Nell" between Nell Sanders, as played by Mrs. Flske, and Jim Piatt, as played by Mr. Blinn. It Is so absolutely real that even the dullest of spectators forgets that he Is - looking at mimicry and not at reality. It Is this capacity for verisimilitude that marks the genius of Mrs. Flske for ex pression. Her peculiarities of manner, speech and bearing are lost sight of In the earnestness with which she presents her conception of whatever role she as sumes. The same effect Is maintained through the first and third acts, and tha ending of the play, which might become theatric and antl-climactlc in less able con trol, comes through her efforts aa merely a continuation of the story that has never flagged, but has gone on, gathering la in terest, until her simple word: "Jim, wait for me; I want you to take ma home." ssems the real climax of the drama, after all. And It la But it Is made so, by Mrs, risks and her power for perfect dramatic expression. . The opening-'wok of the stock company ' at tha Boyd theater gave ample proof that the popularity of tha Woodward organisa tion haa not In any wise diminished. On Sunday the reception given the established favorite In the company surpassed the or- ' dluary welcome, and partook very largely of personal greetings. Miss Lang and Mr. Muirtsoo war tUe otwg who got tha most marked attention, but others In the com pany were made to feel they were among friends, and all through the. rreek. the welcotnn extended. Then, too. Miss Lang delighted her friends by giving ample proof of Iwt development aa an actor. She de served the applause given her. The appar ent Intent of Manager Woodward to please was shown by the excellent staging of tha i play, , No 'better mounted piece was ever, shown at the theater. The crowded houses ! of the woek is a rtrong Indication of the favor which the efforts of the manager and company are regarded. What a clever press agent can do for a piny Is shown In the rase of "The Blue Mouse," When Manager Burnam gava out hln Interview In New York last fall, de nouncing five plays then running at GfaHham theMera as being Indecent, he named none. But the Bhubert publicity de partment eagerly grasped the Insinuation that "The Blue Mouse" was one of the five, aand proceeded to deny the assertion In such a way as seemed to confirm the alle gxtion, never directly made. A company was sent on the road, and press and clergy, city officials, and others were deluged with statements to the effect that In "The Blue Mouse,' was nothing upon which ob jection could be lodged on the score of morality. And much of this talk got Into print, and soon a question was extant as to whether the play was really wicked. Public eurloelty once aroused. Is never to be satisfied, short of an Investigation, and so the Bhuberts have reaped a golden re ward by sending tho piece about from town to town, merely to demonstate that the as sertions are correct. The play is not wicked, It Is not Immoral, It Is not Indecent; It Is merely stupid, and In some ways vulgar. But its press agent Is a wizard. And Omaha bit along with the others. COMING TO THeToMAHA THEATERS Marie Doro to Interrupt Stock Com pany nun at the Boyd. A brilliant piece of comedy . writing Is "The Morals of Marcus," which will be given nt the Boyd Friday and Saturday and Saturday matinee. The book yam on epi tome of the present day opinion that all wisdom is folly save only that which has germination In trials and suffering and the play carries the same theme of philosophy. The author of the book Is W. J. Locks, and the resultant dramatic production la a sober demonstration of the idiosyncrasies of the vagrant heart and the futility of at tempting an explanation of the cause or reason of love In any of its manifold forms. Mario Doro Is the star of the play. She Is the little girl who escapes from a Turk ish harem and falls under the protection of Nl Festival" has passed Into hls I tory, as far as the year 1909 Is to sit quietly in the afterglow and reflect upon ita Image In memory. To attempt a comparison with other local May Festivals would be to Incur some dis pleasure on the part of those who have never heard the festivals of past days. To criticize this latter offering, from the stand point of one who has perhaps borne his I share of the burden of other days, other times, In Omaha's musical history, will be likely to cause some to remark that the present writer Is "prejudiced," or to sug gest that one who conducted other previ ous musical affairs might not bring to the consideration of this last May Festival a Judgment true, and Just, and without bias. You can readily see the difficulty of the position. But, the musical editor of The Bee must sometimes speak tha unpleasant and un varnished truth, when It would be to his personal Interest to maintain a diplomatic silence: the latter course would be per haps expedient, but It would be none the less cowardly. The musical editor of The Bee tries to ap proach each and every musical event which he Is called upon to review with equity and fairness. This means equity to the composer, equity to the student, equity to the sincere person who wants to be guided, as well as to the artist or organisation un der review. This means being "fair" to the person who wrote the composition, to the standard of work as adopted by the musical centers and musical critics else where, to the audience which pays its way at the entrance, and to the Inquiring stu dent or music lover, aa well as to the per son or organisation presenting the said composition. Let us therefore. In the subdued mood of the afterglow, as before stated, take a calm, comparative and sober Judgment of the events which occurred during the Omaha May MubIc Festival of this year of our Lord Nineteen Hundred and Nine. First of all, will you be kind enough to admit that a man who has sprint almost twenty years In Omaha, Identified, almost all ot that time, with the musical growth of Omaha In some degree, has a very warm lnterBt In the reputation of Omaha as a musical center? Then, will you go further, and admit, for the sake of argument, that The Omaha Bee Is a well edited paper, and one which would not for a moment tolerate. In Its musical department, a man who allowed his personal likes and dislikes, his own pro fessional advancement, advertisement and exploitation to dominate the music column? If you will admit these two fundamental propositions, there Is hope for a mutual understanding. If not, you had better read no further. In looking over the memories of this last festival of muslo, there stands out su premely the Minneapolis 8ymphony orches tra. And towering over the harmonious structure of chords and tones and tempera ment stands the commanding figure of one man. Emll Oberhoffer. In ten years the name of this conductor, will be linked with the grestest ones. Hs Is already great. . But It will take time for the musical work to find It out. Then It will say: "We slways thought so!" When one thinks of the work of this or chestra under Mr. Oberhoffer, in the one realm of "accompanying," one must stand "with hat off" and acknowledge superior ity. The fact thit Mr. Oberhoffer studied singing under a famous Paris teacher, and tha fact that he hat been a church or ganist, and the fact th.it he has been, and Is, a most successful choral conductor these three facts combine to account for the beautiful work, along the line ot - ac companiment, which this orchestra and Mr. Oberhoffer do In all of their programs. But this side of the work Is only alluded to, because It is not always observable In the Symphony Orchestrus. This orchestra can play the great works, and they carry out faithfully the studied Interpretation f the conductor. Of ctmrw Omaha does not 'get the full strength of the orchestra as It plays In Minneapolis. But there Is a possibility Uiat the fuller strength of the organisation may be heard here In the mid part of the season and that Is another story! The soloists engaged for the Festival were not of tha class which Omaha should About Music, Musicians and Musical Events ! the Stage Sir Marcus Onleyne, who takes her to his home and ministers unto her, and falls In love with her In a few months. Tha fact of M a.rc us' love for the stray woman Is discovered by another woman, who, for eight years has sought to win his heart. To prevent their marriage this woman pre vails upon a vllllanous man to run away ' with Carlotta. Five months later Carlotta returns to Sir Marcus, almost crushed In j spirit, but the ending of the tale Is not In gloom. Mr. Edwin Arden as BIr Marcus Is the staid scholar until the little harem girl wakes him from his slumber of research and truly arouses the passionate nature of a man. Among other well-known artists Who will be seen here with Miss Doro re Marie Walnwright. Marlon Abbott, William Postance. Marie Taylor, Anne Meredith and Alice Cohourn Krto. For the second week of the summer sea son of the Woodward Stock company at the Boyd Manager Woodward has selected Oeorge Ade's merry college comedy, "The College Widow." The stmosphere of this play Is peculiarly approrlate at this time, when schools are about to close for the season and attention Is again brought to the boys ' and girls who attend, and cs ecially to the "widows" who are left be hind when the students go away for the summer vacation. In the role of Jane Wltherspoon Miss Lang will have a fiart that will enable her to repeat her triumph of the opening week, while Mr. Morrison as Billy Bolton, the halfback, will get his better oportunlty of the two. It Is a role that gives him a fine chance for his capa city as a light comedian, and does not de tract from his ability to be a hero. The others are well situated in the long cast, for the entire strength of the company Is represented, over thirty people appenrtng. Mr. Woodward Is giving the roductlon his personal attention, and will present another triumph equal to that of "The Rose of the Rancho," which was one of the best staged dramas ever seen at the Boyd.-The first .performance of "The College Widow" will be given on Sunday afternoon, and ltVwIll b presented each evening during Hie week, with other matinees on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. The third week of the Woodward Stock summer season at Boyd's the bill will be that successful farce comedy "My Wife," played with great success by John Drew and Blllie Burke, but which Omaha never has had the chance to see until now. This play will be the first to give Jhe company a chance to wear splendid gowns and this opportunity will be fully used. 'The Man on theBox7" with which the have. They did fair work, with one ex ceptionMr. Arthur Mlddleton, who did ex cellent work, Indeed unusually excellent work In the "Messiah." Here he was at his best. His nobility of tone and dignity of presentment were a pleasure to notice. In the recital work he was also heard to fine advantage. In short, when he sang muslo suited to the "basso cantante" voice he was absolutely '"at home." Miss Ormsby was suffering from a cold. Mr. Jones was more the "teacher" than the "artist;" he Is a capable man and Is di rector of music at the University of Chi cago. Miss Plumb was not conspicuous n her art Just "on the level," as her cog nomen would imply. As to the choral works presented there Is not much to be seriously commented upon, as they had both been done before, on several occasions. The first evening "Hia watha's Wedding Feast" was heard by an audience which was somewhat small, owing to the protestations and preventive measures of one Jupiter Pluvlus. In other words, It rained "cats and dogs" that night. Hitherto, In musloal presentations by Omaha choral societies, the choral body was seated on the stage throughout the performance. (Let us think back and re member the days "of B. B. Young, L. A. Torrens, Thomas J. Pennell, Homer Moore, and at the exposition of 183S; Mr. Arthur Mees, William L. Tomllns, Wlllard Patten, W. H. Pontius. Wlllard Kimball, and one who may modestly acknowledge his name therewith if you wish to know, it is i'lgned at the end of this column. Think back further and we have a chorus under Anton Seldl, under Theodore Thomas, under Walter Damroach, and under the famous old bandmaster, Patrick Surafleld Gil more.) Later, llosenbecker and Franko. But hence with Ill-remembered old his tory. Only It Is queer to think that It Is of Omaha we are writing la view of recent events. Somehow, it seemed unprogresslve. If not retrogressive, the other night, to have to note that tha choral members of the festi val, who had been sitting In tho audience, left their places during tho playing of one of Mr. Carlo Fischer's beautiful volloncello encore numbers, and assembling In the rear of the theater walked out through a side entrance to appear on the stage for the last offering on the program. It has always seemed that the chorus and the local conductor should assemble "back of the scents." But haply this latest In novation Is to leach us that we were Wrong. Perchance the objection now raised is simply the murmur of the memory of musi cal days gone by, and should not for a moment be given thought. But as we are harking back to olden days In Omaha mind you, in Omaha we are reminded that the men of that time UBed to "climb Into" a dress suit for the occasion of a musical festival. . That was probably a mistake, too, for a dress suit does not make one more musical! Tha chorus numbered between sixty and seventy voices. While the singers worked hard and earnestly, there was an absence of Inspiration. la the "Hiawatha's Wed ding Feast" there was an entire absence ot color effects, of shading and of contrast; in short, of those features which are the dis tinguishing characteristics of that rich modern work. The pace at which the choruses were given wss very much slower than that Indicated clearly by the com poser. There Is excuse for a conductor not having genius or temperament or force, but there is no excuse for taking a work "out of time," when metmnomes sve cheap. The presentation of this work showed lack of thorough rehearsal, notwithstanding the valiant efforts of some members of the chorus who tried nobly to bring1 the other singers Into line. In the "Messlsh," the orchestra saved tha performance. If you don't believe It, ask a member of the orchestra. It is ut terly useless for a chorus of about !:!y five voices to attempt even the abbreviated version of the "Messiah," Handel's great and enduring masterpiece, which th Ora torio society attempted to present on Sat urday night. This Is one of the greatest ft oratorios and It should be presented only on a big seals. Tha choruses demand breadth aryd they must have It. or die. Much butter World Briefly Told Burwood company will terminate Its sea- son, Is a dramatisation by Grace Living ston Furntss of the excellent novel by Harold McQrath and embraces every sort of Interest from light comedy to scenes of true dramatic Import. It has enjoyed a greater success than any of the dramiAlsed novels. The engagement will open with a matinee today and continue as per the usual plan, with the exception of Tues day, on which date a Yiddish company Is to appear at the Burwood. Wednesday evening will be "Ad club" night, all the members of this live organisation having engaged seats for themselves and ladles. Some unique stunts are promised as a side Issue to the regular performance. Week day matinees will be given only on Thur- day and Saturday. The stock season will close next Saturday evening. , Few English-speaking companies on the American stage today can compare with the vIsiMe art and dramatic expression of the players comprising the People's Theater Btock company direct from the People's theater. New York City, and headed by tho eminent rctor manager of the above theater, Mr. Bores Thnmashefpky and his actress wife, Mme. Bessie Thomashefsky, will appear at the Burwood theater Tues day evening, May VS, playing In Yiddish the most Interesting comedy drama of so ciety life, love and Intrigue, "The Devil," by the famous Hungarian playwright, Mr. Frana Molnar. Mary Mannerlng wUl be seen at the Bur wood theater June 8, 4 and 5 and on Sun day, June 6, the Burwood will open Its. regular summer campaign with a display of moving pictures. In addition to the pic tures the management will offer an ex clusive feature, the nature of which Is a rigidly guarded state secret. Suffice it to say that this one feature will be Installed at an expense of 15,000. Mary Mannerlng comes to the Burwood. June 3, 4 and 5, In Emma Beatrice Brun ner's new three-act comedy drama, "The Independent Miss Cower." The play is built on original lines, bubbling over with merriment and acted by a splendid com pany of prominent players. Miss Manner lng has found in tho role of Theodosla Oower, the Impetuous, head-strong; girl, who governs her family and her host of admirers with equal ease, ,but who dis covers to her sorrow that she cannot defy conventions without suffering ' the: con sequences, a role 'that is said to be by far the best she has had In recent years. The scene Is laid In the Berkshlres amid the fashionable summer colony. Thero would it have been for the choral organiza tion to have given some good part-songs, or some smaller work. The Oritorlo society has some very good voices, and some Indefatigable and persist ent workers, but It seems to miss tha mark j when It strives to attain the Omuha Btand ! ard of a May Music Festival. Without under-estimating, In any way, the serious Intentions and the sincere mo tives of the members of the Oratorio, so ciety in attempting to give to Omaha a May Music Festival, and with full appre ciation of their ambition to bring here a splendid orchestra to delight the music loving people of Omaha, the musical editor of The Bee must remind them that when they take the name of Omaha Into their May festival scheme they should be care ful to remember that Omaha has certain standards which have been maintained In the past, and which, sub-consciously, are ever present; that Omaha has several choirs which present choral music Sunday after Sunday, of a character that has at tracted considerable favorable comment from eastern musical visitors; that Omaha will not stand for progression backwards; that Omaha Is loyal to those who. have built up musical standards for Omaha, for lo! these many years; that Omaha has discernment; that Omaha makes mistakes, like any other city, once in a while, but that Omaha la at heart, sincere, honest, square, loyal to Its friends, and Just i to all. i There la a field In Omaha for every hon est, earnest musician, who does the work for which he Is fitted. There Is a field for every serious student But, let the work be serious, sincere, noble, genuine. Let not ambition wing one's flight far ther than the wings will carry. Let tha name of Omaha, Its reputation, and its possibilities be taken Into considera tion, and wo will not have to apologize for our May music festival. The orchestra and soloists engaged at the last festival will not have many good things to say about Omaha, as a possible musical cen ter. Whose fault Is It? Tho Oratorio society did its best, as a choral body. The orchestra redeemed the performances; they are without blame. The audiences were not representative of the music-loving people of Omaha, as a rule, especially the evening audiences. The soloists were not enthusiastic. The local musicians who attended were chagrined most of them. The works performed were not open to criticism, as works. Whose fault Is It? Someone Is to blame. Who? These are the reflections which the musical editor of The Bee has been Indulging in for the last few hours. He feels and knows, full well, that If readers of this column sttended the last Omaha May Music festival they are asking themselves questions as to Omaha's musical possibili ties In fact some of them have already asked the writer and he Is obliged to add, by way of explanation, that some of the patronesses and patrons of the recent fes tival are asking themselves whether they did wisely In lending their names to the support of "Omahs's Msy Muslo festival of the year of our Lord, nlneteen-hundred-snd nine." And the question: "Whose fault is it?" Is being looked Into. THOMAS J. KELLY. Mnslcal Kates. Miss Eloise Wood geve s pupils' recital on Saturday afternoon. Those participat ing were Adelyn Wood, Mnraret Williams, Margaret Warner, Ruth McCoy, Phyllis Hunter and Marie O'Connor. An orchestra and pupils' recital under the direction of Miss Emily Cleve will be given on Thursday evening, May 27, in the auditorium of the Schmoller-Mueller building, 1S3 Farnam street. Besides or chestra numbers will be violin solos by Miss Ads Morris and David Brodkey; 'cello solo, by Alfred Morris. Miss Mahle Whit more, pupil of Fred O. Ellis, will assist. ThMf recitals are free and the public is cordially Invited to attend. Mme. Pratens gave s rrcit.-.! Th'iridiv evening. Tho txklng I'Brt were: Mihlred Scott, Hens Brod' ey, M illie Wolf. Lucille Schlier, Rose Brodkey, Marguerite Oarmen, Marie Carraody. Emma Kelly, Minnie Rob inson, Isna Flke. Charlotta Fike. Ida Kulrjtopkv. Hannah Kuluknpky, Pauline Netkels, Fannie climons, Althea Fuller, IReglna Beatens, Edith Miller, Oladys Prenlca, Edna Levi. Mrs. Et E. Larking, Bertha Shelamy, Kay Donahey, Ullvlan BurkenroRd. Lucy Miller and the Anicina Violin quartet are eleven women In the cast, and as most of them belong to the "Smart Set" the feminine portion of our theater-goers will be given some valuable hints In the very latest things In Paris fashions, as well is an evening's entertslntneiit of exceptional Interest. The Air Dome theater at the corner of Eighteenth and Douglas streets opens to night. The theater bus been remodeled, repainted Inside and out and equipped with all new scenery; a heavy duck roofing has been provided over the auditorium part so arranged as to roll to the top during warm pleasant evenings and let down when weather Is Inclement. The opening play tonight will be "Just Plain Folks," a rural comedy drama In three acts. Thf cast of characters Includes F. P. Hlllman, Frank Manning, R. I). Sacray, Earl C. Hicks, Frank Dale, D. McDcrmtd, M. D. Newton, Lucy Hayes, Mona Iee, Eva Miller and Rena Blhlnmer, and others. There will be vaudeville spocialltiis be tween ench act, the play continues throughout the week. MAI UK ADAMS AS JOAX OF ARC She Will Play In Great Ontdoor Pro duction at Harvard Stadium. Ten thousand persons will have an op portunity of witnessing Maude Adams' first appearance as Joan of Arc in the stadium at Harvard university on the evening of June 22. The "bowl" of the stadium will be used for seating purposes and will give the capacity mentioned above. At this rate Miss Adams will mure than maintain her record for playing to large audiences. AH that portion of the field and a large, sec tion ot the gridiron that faces the "bowl" will be used for the "stage." The actors will tread upon turf. A special scenic set ting, adaptable to the stadium is being built under the direction of Ernest Qros. In the matter of costumes Miss Adams has the co-operation of John Alexander, the artist. Under the critical eyes of these two there was held a review at the Empire theater. New York, last Sunday of more than 1,300 costumes, armor, etc. One thou sand supernumeraries will be employed by Miss Adams. These will be In charge of fifty super captains, and to dress them there will be a small host of armorers, costume masters and wardrobe mistresses. Every essential necessary for the cos tuming of this horde will be transplanted to the stadium. In addition. Miss Adams' master electrician will Install a complete electrical plant in the stadium, sufficient to furnish every requisite of lighting knowa to the modorn theater, only on a scale vastly larger than any hitherto con templated in America, The qualities of simplicity and native grandeur that mark the passion play at Oberammergau will characterise the per formance of "Joan of Arc" by Miss Adams and her company. An English version of Schiller's "Jongfrau von Orleans" will be used The incidental music will be taken In most part from Beethoven's famous symphony, the "Erolca." To marshal and direct tho large force of auxiliaries and to direct the performance there will be employed ten stage man agers, one chief manager and over all these a stage director. The auxilarles have been separated In groups sufficiently small for Individual coaching and drilling, yet large enough to emphasize their relation to the whole. The actors will get their en trance cues by means of signals on vari colored Incandescent lamps, and tho move ments of the supernumeraries will be gov erned In the same way. ' The performance will be for the benefit Of the Germanic museum and will be given under the auspices of the German depart ment of the university. Miss Adams was voted the use of the stadium by the presi dent and fellows of the university last December, and since that time Charles Frohman's forces have been at work on the details under her personal direction. Aifter tho performance on June 22 the whole production will be dismantled and ita vari ous parts dispersed. LATE GOSSIP FROM STAGE LAS D Some Intimate Information About tha Folks of the Theater. Grace Hayward is heading her own stock company ut Lincoln, her season there, upening at the Oliver tomorrow night in "The Ulrl of the Golden West." "On his way from Boston the other day James Forbes occupied a seat In a Pullmun directly benlnd two blond young women who in police court would be sure to admit that they were 'actresses.' " writes Rnnnlr1 1 Wolf in the Morning Telegraph. "Their conversation lea to a discussion of The Easiest Wuy.' " 'What does "The Easiest Way" mean?" asked one of thu blond young women of the other who hud witnessed a perform ance of the Walter play. " 'Well,' said the second blondlno, 'It Just means to get all from a guy that you kin.' " 'But what's It ubout?' "O, It's ubout spurting life of today.' " Thus does William Winter pay a de served tribute: "Miss Ada Rehan will sail shortly for England, purposing to pass the summer at her seaside cottage near Drigg, In Cumberland. The honored actress and noble woman, wherever she goes, will be attended by the good wishes of affectionate friends and of an admiring public, by which she is njit forgotten. As an actress of comedy, Miss Rehan was peerless and the American stage of this period nowneio presents her equal." Guy Bates Post has been promoted to the place left vscant by the defection of Mme. Bertha Kallsh, and as the third member of the Fifcke stellar trinity ho produced "The Bridge," a new play by Rutiert Huifhes, In Providence, It, I., last Monday night. The story concerns a young civil enulneex en gaged in the building of a big bridgb. He Is In low with the daughter of u railroad magnate for whose corporation the bridge Is being built. Ijtbor troubles Interfere, a ftrlke ensues, and the course of true love runs far from smoothly during the four acts of the play. Mr. Post's company in cludes William Riley Hatch, ftitelley Hull, Fred Lonmis, Kalherine Km rim t and Jo sephine Sherwood. Little attempt la made at scenic effi-ts, tave In the second act. when the brlrUie scene presents a view of the structure said to be startlingly realistic. Because of the personiil success scored by George Fawcett In "The Gnat John Ganton" at the New York l4-ric tho actor has been elevated to stardom. The Shu berts claim they have been unable to find a suitable understudy for Mr. Fawcett, and accordlnxly thev have taken out an Insurance iolicy for (2S,0nti. This is the first time that such a pi-Hcautiun lias been taken sinee Mme. Bernhardt was insured f(,r fkm.O'JO during her lust American tour. In the event of Mr. Fawcett being Incapaci tated during his New York eiiajrenient the Shuberts would receive W,ui for four weeks or the entire face of the policy for perma nent disability. The latest story of thnatrlnal progeny concerns the elder son and heir of the house of Favershain. The hoy Is a klnder garlner ut present, and recently he was forced to submit to the Indignity of a pub lic vaccination. A few duys later he rushed nnme in a hip lily perturbed state, and. flinging himself Into his father's arms, he began: "1 say, daddy, tcaoner says I am going to be promoted tomorrow. WIU they do ll on my snn or my leg?" A British JimrnsMst ' vifclted Miss Rose Stahl. who Is now playing "Tim Chorus Lady" with success in London, for the fiurpose of having her translate the Amer can slang of that comedy. His report of the interview culled from the London Mall, follows: "I visited Miss Stshl In order to ssk her to translate) for the benefit of English peo ple a few of the most remarkable ot the expressions In 'The Chorus Lady.' She was very oLllging, but, to u a word or two AHlltMEMTI. lia,j'rtAV()(ag Jhhcu PHONES Dell.Doufl. I506 :ind. A-1506 TAJtawau to t rrocrr ooicastt TWICE TODAY and ALL WEEK. Except Tuesday The Dramatic version of th Widely Bead Hots! THE MAN ON THE BOX By Harold MeOrath end Oraes Uvlrto rnrnlss. VTD, ITIalsa Will SB AO CLUB BIOHT. Oood-By Performance Sat. Xva. SYEBIBOa sad KUMOAY MAT. SOc, 3flo, BBo, ISc Thar, and Sat. Mats. 850, ISo. TUES., MAT. and NIGflT ONLY, May 25 Edwin A. Belkia Brsssata th Two Most FoptUav Yiddish Drajnatlo Stars MR. AND MRS. BORES THOMASHEFSKY Supported by Their Peoples Theater Stock Company, Direct from Bsw York City, In Yiddish Drama Tuesday Matlnae i Tuesday Breninr, "THB X.OBT PARADISE" I 'TIS DSYII." Prtcss, 60c, 7Sc, 11.00. I Prloes, 60c, 7 So, 91.00, 11.60. June 3, 4 and B Mary Mannerlng, In her nsw play, "Th Independent Miss Grower." How running at th Oarrlok Theater, Chicago. Jnn 4 Opening of th Burwood' Annual Moving Piotnrs Display. Distinctly Plctnre th kind Omaha haa not had sdno th termination of last summer's display. In Conjunction With 5 AAA ITATIIffF Yonll say It th greatest stnnt ever th Plotur a ,VVV IE. suae whsn yon find ut Just what It la. XSSP TOTS BTB OH THE BXTBWOOD'S AU SVMMBB SHOW. Wks Say, 1 to S) T to 111 Sundays, l to 11 Continuous! Adult, 10o Children, Ec OYD'S 1 THIS AFTERNOON, MATXirXBS TUESDAY Ttie Woodward Stock Co. Offering Georr Ad' Paanons Yarslty Comedy Suoesss, The COLLEGE WIDOW EVA LANG, ALBERT MORRISON, AND CAST OF THIRTY On account of the contract with Charles Frohman, Manager of Maria Poro, there will be no performances of stock Friday and Saturday. This will positively be the only Intermission during the season. BBXT WEEK "MY WIPB." FRIDAY and SATURDAY OAT. MATINEE. CHARLES FROHMAN PRESENTS 1 In Wm. J. X.ock'a Brilliant Pour-Act Drama The Morals A Given at th Criterion AUDITOR1U IVf Monday Night, May 24th GOTCH vs. OLSON CHArVIRIONSfIIP MATCH JENSON vs. CHAPMAN In Preliminaries TEDDY BROTHERS AND FINE MUSIC "ovrasAtt 75c, $1 and $1.50. Arena Seats $1.00 I i General Admission to Balcoey 50c 1 The Borglum Studios PIABO KSSCKBTIZXY METHOD August Borglum, Madam Borglum, Pupils of Wager Bwayns, Paris, Will Teach During th Sommsr. 1510 Capitol ' Avenue from the American language, I am afraid she was 'stringing' me 'all the time,' "I asked her what the chorus lady meant when she said, 'the financial party that was backing the "Moonlight Maids" got the chilblains.' " 'dot frosted feet, of course,' replied MIhs Btahl. "I said, 'Oh!' "Then I asked her the meaning of 'When I think of the men I see other women stacked up against, you win easy.' " 'It means he's no four-flusher,' Miss Btahl explained. ' 'Thank you,' I said. 'And would you mind telling me what Is the explanation of "Getting along on twenty per?" ' " 'Twenty bucks a week, 'twenty alrno leons,' said MIps Stahl. " 'I see,' I said. 'Then that remark about "Nix -with the wealth water?"' " 'Aifraid clmmpagne would put her out of business,' MIbs Stahl said. "This wus more intelligible. I tried an other. ' "Handing out the ley eye to the man behind the bank roll." That means?" " 'Giving the rich guy the frosen fuce,' said MIbs Stahl. " 'Thank you very much, I said. 'And then what about "the show's on the pains?" ' " 'The "Moonlight Maids" were on the blink and got it in the neck,' explained the chorus lady. "I gasped, but continued. 'What Is the meaning of "The comedians were a couple of morgues?" ' " 'A couple of dead ones,' replied Miss Stahl, 'a couple of has Ixens.' " 'Yes,. I said, 'that makes It aulte plain.' " "Elsie Jan Is had the stage fright of her young life the other night." writes Mlie. Manhattan in the Morning Telegrapn. "Just as she wss finishing her Imitation of Anna Held she glanced towards a lady who was applauding her vigorously In a stage bax and recognized the original of her Imitation. MIhs Janis was well, to use her own expression, she was so 'flabber gasted' at the sight of the actresn, with whom she was taking complimentary lib erties, that she simply flopped off the stage, and when ehtluiclasiie encores re called her she hid her blushing cheeks be hind her hands and turned her flushed fea tures iulte away from Miss IleUl's box. " 'And It was lucky I did. too,' she gasped, 'for I had It fixed up In my mind to do an Impromptu imitation of Blanche King, and, goodness, there sat Miss King herself In the box across from UUs Held'.' " In I.os Angeles all the stock company records have been smashed by "The Dol lar Mark." a play by George Broidhursl. Originally the piece was destined for a week's run at the Uelasco theater, but so immediate was Its surcess that it was retained as the offering for a second Week. Meantime the interest continued unabated, and now the tenth consecutive week has passed, and the end la not yet in right. The producing rights are owned by William A. Bridy and Frank lli-Kee, and the piece will be Introduced on Broadway at the be ginning of next season. It would be some thing of a jolt to the Brady-McKee part nership If the Los Angeles verdict should be reversed. E33BG Headquarters for First Quality of Hair Our aim Highest quality at lowest pr'.ce We match any shaJe of hair under the sun. switches, purrs. CIRLS. pomps. TRAKsroaMATms. F. M. SCHADELL AMrEMETS. TONIGHT AND ALL. WEEK ABB TBUBSDAY. of Marcos Theater, Hew York City, AIR DOME , win W WVUgl Opens Tonight Hlllman's Stock Company -IN JUST PLAIN FOLKS ASMIB0IOB 10c and 80c. Wst Wssk Th Mlllsr's Daughter. A Circus Day OMAHA Monday, May 24 CAMPBELL BROS. Circus & Menagerie Grand Street Parade Show Grounds 21st & Paul St. Ksll Chicago Film Exchange America's Foremost Film Renters Omaha Office 14th and Douglas St Our Exclusive Film Servlcs csn be seen at the KKl'U Theater every afternoon and evening, dally change of program, two thousand feet of films each day. OMAHA vs. DENVER MAY 20, 21, 22 and 23 F1UDAY, aiA 21, LADIES' DAY GAMES CALLED 3:15. ft OPPORTUNITY" AIT ADDKESa BY JOHN DALE Y. M. C. A. Sunday 4 P. M. )? BALL