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THE OMAHA SUNDAY BEE: APRIL 15, 1917.
9 B I c IV V 1 ntscemfrom j? St SCv I krl"5 rrv r , t SMS f ( J - HE PASSING SHOW OF T 1916," with its wealth of J I attractive young women, runciui meioaics, caicny. songs, beautiful costumes and attractive scenery, en ters upon a two nights' engagement at Boyds on Thursday, ' April 26. The production is unusually free from risque situations or songs, and there is not the least hint of the vulgar in any phase of the production. In fact, it is the cleanest, brightest, fastest and most enlivening entertainment that wil) come to Omaha under the Winter Garden label. It is a jumble of nonsense to be sure, but just such nonsense .that makes the tired busi ness man forget his troubles and live in the merry present Ed Wynn is the chief fun maker, but he has able competitors who are not far behind mm in inciting merriment. Bene Asn lyn, Will Philbrick, Fred Walton, William Arnold. Andrew Haroer, hlida : Morris, Augusta Dean, Stella rioban and James demons and Vera Roehm, assist in keeping the audience in good humor. There is a plot, to be sure, but very little of it, as it is easily lost sight of. The audience is carried to " the Mexican . .border, where preparedness is touched upon, and a cavalry charge a big,- smash ing, realistic effect il shown. 'There are shown a, garage in which ti Wynn, as chief factotum, makes merry at the expense of the owners of cars; burlesques on Shakespeare, - Potash and Perlmutter. "An Athletic Par lor," "An tUp-to-date Dressmaking JisUDUsnmerrt, and many other oadi- ties of the passing moment are utilized to provoke laughter. The musical numbers are new and the music is full of catchy, tuneful airs. The Olym pian ballet with Ma-Belle, premier danseuse, assisted by the Winter Gar den corps de ballet, is a most beau tiful ottering. The large heauty. chorus is well balanced and is composed of young women who. know both how to dance and sing. - The next attraction' to be offered at the Brandeis theater is Rose Stahl in "Our Mrs. McChesney," under the Charles Frohman management, which comes tomorrow and Tuesday even ings. Miss stahl won her public ad' miration as Patricia O'Brien the chorus lady, and further cemented that affection with Maggie Pepper the saleslady. Now she has advanced an other step m her business career and has become the traveling saleswoman for the T. A. Buck Featherloom Pet ticoat company. The slang of the chorus lady and of Maggie Pepper are missing in Our Mrs. McLhes ney." Emma McChesney, however, ' has a business' vernacular all her own, as the readers of the stories well know. She hits direct from the shout der and her remarks are always char acterized by keen wit, clever satire and a sense of delicate humor. The first act of "Our Mrs. McChesney" is laid in a hotel in Sandusky, O. Mrs. McChesney, having become disgusted witn tne methods employed by the T. A. Buck' Featherloom Petticoat company, is about to accept another pusuion wnicn means sne muse travel for a year in South America. Her love for her son. Jack McChesnev. is the one thing which holds her back trom accepting the offer. Then it is she finds Jack has left college and married a young actress and she feels it her duty to remain and look after him. The manner in which she puts the T. A. Buck company on its feet, straigntens out Jack s entangled love affairs and finally has time to do a bit of romancing herself make an in teresting and consistent play. Miss Stahl has been surrounded by a most competent company. Included in the cast are Edward Fielding, W. H. St. fames, A. Rpmaine Callender,' Phil lips Tead, Jessica Brooks, Marguer ite Tebeau, Jane Komrav. ' Lavina Shannon, Dorothy Allen, Dorothy' nr. i. u. w ... waiters, iua uavis, iviay wood, cr nest Geyer, Roy La Rue, John Will, Herbert Delmore, Frank Wilson and others. ...... John Drew will appear at the Bran deis theater for three performances on Tuesday and Wednesday, April 24 nd 25, in a skillful dramatization of Thackeray's "Pendennis," & Dressed in a' new wardrobe which Is said to have cost upwards of ilO.000, famous Julian Eltinge will legin his engagement at the Bran ieis Thursday evening, April 26, in lis latest success, "Cousin Lucy." "The Mannequin," by Edgar Allan Woolf, will be offered by Adele ilood as the stellar event this week it the Oxpheum theater.. Miss Blood Is an actress of attainment and a Jidele "3hoi (okphmm) van Coleman lk4YTY), women of grace and rare beauty. Last f L. ill,. l - I HtL seen nere. in tne title-roic ot cvrry woman," she will now be seen in an admirable one-act play supported by a company of hve people, t eatured as comedian in "The Red Mill," the Omaha actor, Franker Wood, comes with the Omaha - actress,' Bunee Wyde. They have a popular skit called "That's All Right" Appearing as a waiter. . Harry Lester Mason de livers a monologue' which rouses the heartiest, sort of daughter. , While the Six Musical' Cuttys no longer exist as an organization, the brother and sister, William ' and , Margaret Cutty, will offer a musical act as one of the features of this bill. They play a number of instruments. Emer son and Baldwin, juggling comedians. are skillful and amusing. A striking example ot canine intelligence is dem onstrated by Snoozer, a fine bulldog, developed by Mr. Meredith. : Hayes and Rives are to present a skit called "The Divinity and Her Escort." Pic turesque scenes of curious places will once more be shown in motion pic tures by the Urpheum I ravel Weekly. Dorothy Jordan is announced as the stellar feature at the Orpheum for the week of April 22. Another feature that week will be Ben Ryan and Har riet Lee in a comedy sketch entitled "You've Spoiled It" New York impresarios are beckon- insr to Fred and Adele Astaire. the youthful brothen and sister from Omaha who are traversing the Or pheum houses in a finished singing and dancing act Offers have been made to the young duo by scouts, who want them for the Ziegfeld Follies in New York next season. . . I . The Empress management takes pleasure in the announcement of its bill for the first half of this week in both vaudeville and photoplays. The t i i t . i. i 1 1 : i jiavasni japs are tnc ncaunncrs snu said to be true wonder workers, baf fling the most careful observers with their tricks.. Mr. and Mrs. Melburne bring a new comedy act, "Archie Hits the Hay." Charles R. Sweet with a piano and cornet presents a bunch of comeay ana music ot a nign orucr. On the Dhotoolav bill "The War" will be shown Sunday and then taken off for three day to make room lor Charlie Chaplin, his funny stick and feet which will be shown tor three days. The war pictures will then come back Thursday for the last of the week run., Gertrude McCoy in "The Lash of Destiny," an art drama in five acts, will be on for the first half. This week's attraction at the popu lar Gayety will be Harry Hastings big show, with Dan Coleman, burles aue's foremost comedian, surrounded by a cast including Phil Peters, Alma Bauer, Alvarez, Fay Martell and a big radiant chorus, especially selected by Mr. Hastings for singing and dancing Qualities. The costuming is one of splendor, showing the latest creations of style. The scenic equipment is ex cellent Matinees will be given daily and todays matinee starts at 3 o'clock. Madame Fanrie Rjnehardt and her own Yiddish company, including Isador Meltzef and Ida Finen, will play a return engagement at the Bran deis tonight presenting a new drama, entitled, "Two Mothera-in-Law." ; , ' 3 ' w May is to" be a reasonably- busy month at the Boyd, according to an nouncements made by Manager Bur-, gess. On Wednesday, Thursday and r-riday, May Z, 3, and 4, he is to pre sent John Cort's company in "The Masked Model," a musical comedy un der the ' Shubert direction. Opening on Saturday afternoon, May S, for three performances, comes "Katinka." another musical comedy that has been touring the Pacific coast and creating something of a furore. Al Jolson and the rest of the big Shubert company ni "Robinson Crusoe, Jr.," is to be at the Boyd on May 17, 18 and 19. "So Long, Letty" is another musical show promised for the month. Scientist Forecasts Serum to Cure Tumors ' Philadelphia, Pa.,' April 14. The knowledge of the cause of tumors and the discovery of a counteractive serum was foreshadowed at the meet ing here lest night of the American Philosophical society. Erwin F.Smith of the bureau of plant industry of the United States Department of Agricul ture, gave details of experiments made to determine the cause and possible cure bf malignant growths. From an analysis of parasites known to cause plant tumors, Mr. Smith de clared, it was discovered that they contained large quantities ot am monia, acetic acid and other chemi cals, which, -when induced into a plant would cause a tumorous growth. He asserted that by a continuance of these experiments it is hoped that the cause of tumors in man may be learned and that a serum to combat the growths may be developed. Ine use ot shades tor the eves when working near a bright light was criticised by Clarence E. Farree. pro fessor df psychology at Bryn Wawr college. Jrot. ferree said that shield ing the light would be better for the vision than shielding the eyes. DANCING RECITAL I fvsa 6jr MARY F. COOPER On Hundred Pupils lor Belgium Children's Relief . t - Fund BRANDEIS THEATER Friday Evening, April 20 SATURDAY MAT., APRIL 21 SEATS, SOe and tl.00 , Tickets on salo ot all iwon town Drug Storom. . "OMAHA'S FUN CENTER" M.H., 15-28-SOc 10-25-SO-75C Harry Hastings' Bis Show 'JftS, With ttw Nulir n.. ColAmill And i Brand Naw I Lauifttand, ""n vuiomBM production 8m tba annM American Uner tlnk Oannu nib marlnt; hair Dan'a own oaw pttrlotia 0004, Hera'a lw M I nru, mine ana imt anow, AMOtD It (Pinal PerforminiM Frldtr Nlta) LADIES' DIME MATINEE WEEK DAYS. GRAND CANTATA Queen Esther Y. M. & Y. W. H. A. BOYD THEATER, April 22 Seats on tale Wed., Apr. 18 Prion ale, SOe, 7Sc and $1.00 Second Amraal Concert ; THE MENOMA CHORUS AeeUted by Mme. Louie Jueen Wylte and Heary Cox and HU Oreheitm BRANDEIS THEATER THURSDAY EVENING, APRIL 19 . BENEFIT ORGAN RECITAL D. KENNETH WIDENOR ' . FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH Trader, April 24th, al SiSO P. M. Admleeion 7Be and BOe Tlcketa at Hoape'a Muelc Shop Try Our 25c Plate Dinner 25c AUDITORIUM CAFE 1510 Howard Famous Novelist 1 ; Writing Scenarios For "American Girl" When the Kalem company decided to issue the famous series of western pictures, "The American Girl," fea turing Marin Sais, they cast about at some length for a writer who knew the old west and could transform it to the screen effectually. They final ly decided that Frederick I. Bech dolt, author of "9009," "The Hard Rock ifan," "Black Gold," the "Light house Tom" series and other short stories, was the writer who could ac complish this purpose. Mr. Bech dolt was somewhat loath to write mo tion picture scenarios and it was only after some peasuasion that he was in duced to accept the commission of furnishing one two-reel scenario each week for "The American Girl." But once having undertaken the task. Bechdolt became all enthusiasm and finally moved from his ranch near Car m el. Cal., to Glendale, Cal., where the Kaiem studios are located, in or der that he might personally super vise the making of the pictures. Now he practically lives at the studio and goes out with the company on loca tion almost daily. In fact,' he has be come a picture enthusiast of the first water. Mr. Bechdolt has had a rather spec tacular career. He was born in Mer cersburg, Pa., and is 42 years of age. He has been a wanderer most of his life and he went to Alaska before the big gold rush in Wfl. He did placer mining at Litura bay and when the rush came he drove a dog sled over the famous Chilkoot trail with the temperature 60 below. He was un successful in locating a paying claim, returned to America and joined an engineering corps constructing the Cascade tunnel on the Grea North ern railroad. He even worked on a drill and it -was this experience that he visualized in "The Hard. Rock Man." Later he became a reporter and for ten years wrote stories for coast papers, gradually graduating into the ranks of short story writers and finally becoming a novelist His latest episode of "The American Girl" is "The Skeleton Canyon Raid," which will be shown in local motion picture houses this week. Police Commissioner ; . . Has Typhoid Pneumonia ' Police Commissioner Kugel is ill with typhiod pneumonia at his home, 824 Forest avenue. He has been ailing for several weeks and on Friday he took to his bed. Tomorrow and Tues 1 2 Nights Only i Al 1 1 From Edn Ferber's Emma McChesney Stories. ADMISSION: 50c, 75c, $1.00, $1.50 and $2.00. TUESDAY and WEDNESDAY 'i ty -j ot? WEDNESDAY MATINEE April Cflk and CD John D. Williams Presents - loTaUM rr17II7 AND THE ORIGINAL J UOlN JJKL W NEW YORK COMPANY IN "Major Pendennis" Mail Orders Now. Seat Sale Tuesday. Price! SOe to $2.00. rfefe. April 26, 27 and 28 JULIAN ELTINGE f In a Three-Ring Society . Circus of Fun and Fashion "COUSIN LUCY" Mail Ordon Now,- Price SOe. to $2.00. Seats Thursday NEW SHOW TODAY Vaudeville and Photoplay HAYASHI TROUPE JapsuitM Wondtr Workers CHARLES R. SWEET In a New Comedy Bit Mr. and Mrs. Mel Burne In -ARCHIE HITS THS HAY MOSSMAN & VANCE 191T Modol Boys, In "Just Bit of Enttrtnlnmont Motidar Tmsdir Wednesday CHARLIE CHAPLIN "THE CURE" "The War" I "The Lath of Doetrar SUNDAY I Sntlre Flret Hell ADMISSION aOe and lOo BENEFIT - FRANCES WILLARD W. C. T. U. Y. W. C A. Auditorium APRIL 16 AND lrSilS P. M. Eileen Catties Prima Donna ASSISTED BY . Lee Cronican Pianist Philip Sevasta Harpiat TICKETS $1.00 I The Second Chapter 1 I 01 This Thrilling I Mntlne Dnily, 2il8 Enry Night, 81IS THE BEST OF VAUDEVILLE Twlc. Daily, 3:19 -BilS : . '.PW. r ' Douf. 494 WEEK STARTING SUNDAY, APRIL 15 ADELE BLOOD With France BendUen, in 'THE MANNEQUIN" By Ediar Allan Woolf Laughter a la Cart Harry Lester Mason "THE WAITER"' Emerson and Baldwin Tb Juggling Comedian! .' Hayes and Rives Tho Divinity and Hor Escort . Wm. & Margaret Cutty (Brother and Slitar) Ol th Famoui 51k Musical Cutty . Vaudavilla'a Mualcal ti 'Faaturinf Atturlca'a Favorfl CallUU Meredith and Snoozer Th lntalltctual Bulldog America' W.Mat Animal Actor ORPHEUM TRAVEL WEEKLY Around the World with tha Orphaum Circuit's Motion Picture Photofraphor. Motion Picture Novel Starts Tomorrow! Tomorrow, the second chapter of the spectacular new motion picture story "THE RAIL ROAD RAIDERS" starring fearless Helen Holmes will be shown'for the first time. The first chapter Is still being shown st many theatres for the benefit of those who missed lb l , The newest chapter takes Helen still farther into the plot. Last week you saw her left to shift for . herself when her father was snatched sway by the arm of the law. Starting tomorrow you will see her take np new duties In the secret service department of a big railroad office. Follow this sensa tional photo novel. See Chapter TWO IH3 v. . ' Featuring the ,Fearte$$ Film Star t : - r ' I ' FRANKER BUNEE WOOD M WYDE in '' " "THAT'S ALL RIGHT" By Frank Orth PRICES Gallery, 10c Beet Seete, (except Saturday and Sunday), 2Sc. NIGHTS 10c, Sic, 60c and 75c, D ft VIV6 THURSDAY leJaV I lo FRIDAY fI Ills. mm-m I The Gayest, Girliett, Greatest Show on Tour , WSTCDOKIC MEDLEY' URTHY AUJSI AND fEWNINlM OrWW s4SV- o 1 Ifll", IMS - IJ,l""i- W mm ' mm s-- :V . .:.r. ..; , mm mr..- - ;. mm-m Jvw . mr Bell Athtyn. Herman Timber. Charlee Mack. Fred Walton. Wm. Phil- brick. Jam Clomona, Ford Siitore, Stella Hoban, Elida Morria, Jack Boyle, Pearl Eaton, Aufueta Doan, Vera Roehm, Wilbart Dunn, S Violin Cirle, Andrew Harper. Bly Brown, William Arnold, Bud Murray and Ma-Bell. Galaxies of Glorious Gladsome Girlies Prices 50c to $2.00. Seat Sale Monday. -THE RAILROAD RAID ERS" is a dramatic motion pic ture story , of railroad life. I In this production yon will at mirrored on the ocreen many remarkable bat performed at great riilt of life. Yon will follow the heroin through thoaaand eidrinf advantarea. Yoa ' will tee whole train collide. All the machinery of railroading hu been employed at great coat to present thii startling photo-novel. Go see daring:, beautiful HELEN HOLMES in "THE RAILROAD RAIDERS". Tomorrow two chapter will be going the round of the theatre. A new chapter kt shown each week. If your favorite theatre ha not yet announced "THE RAILROAD RAIDERS" ask the Manager. He'll be glad to tell you the exact date on which it will be ahowa . MOW PUmNG AT LEADING THEATRES Produced by SICNM I UN CORPORATION . Distributee) ky MUTUAL rUM CORPORATION Read th story In THE OMAHA SUNDAY BEE