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year. The total number who at
tended reached nearly the 1,300
mark and the three days' session at the Lansing theatre was pro
ductive of much benefit. The papers which were read on this
occasion as well as the numerous addresses gave evidence of much
deep study on the questions discussed and all who listened to them
could not help but absorb a vast amount of information which will
be most useful in the training of young minds along the proper lines
The illness of the editor makes it necessary to ask the consider
ation of Courier readers for the many neglects of the last issue or
two, next week it is hoped that The Courier will be itself again.
The arrest of the two male and two female violators of the mayor's
orders and the attendant gun play has caused a great deal of com
ment. Tne question aB to whether or not the quartet was breaking
the order was not raised, or at least did not cause much talk, but
the breaking in of the door by the officer and the contemporaneous
shooting by one of the men within have been food for much thought.
The officer is generally condemned for his action, it being claimed
that as there was no crime committed in his sight and as he did not
know that a crime was being committed, he had no right to break
in the door. However, the officer shares the blame with the mayor,
who, from bis letter of commendation to Chief Cooper, it may be
inferred, approves of any course that will result in the apprehension
of violators of hk pet order.
A prominent attorney, in speaking of the affair the other day, said
he did not see how the mayor could conscientously order his officers
to suppress law-breakers by lawless means.
The Hayden art exhibit at the State university has attracted
scores of visitors during the past week who are highly enthusiastic
in its praise. Many of the most elaborate and costly paintings were
on exhibition at the World's fair and those who have undertaken
to provide the lovers of art in this city with such an excellent treat
are to be commended and at the same time congratulated upon the
success of the venture thus far. Those who fail to visit the art
rooms before the exhibit closes will miss an opportunity which they
will surely regret because it is certainly an education. Another
reason why it should be well patronized lies in the fact that all sur
plus money, above the actual expenses, will be devoted to charitable
work here in the city.
"I wonder," remarked one of Harry Krug's lions to the other, as
turned his head to look at a girl crossing the windy street, "what
Mayor Weir will do when he retires from office in the spring and
has no excuse or provocation for writing open letters. He has the
open letter habit the worst of anyone I ever saw. He writes one
upon the slightest pretext and.is probably sorry afterwards in many
instances. There is one redeeming feature about the mayor's hobby,
however, and it's the only thing that will save him from the brim
stone lake, and that is that he signs his own name. He doesn't affix
the signature of "VoxPopuli," "Justitia," "Citizen," "Taxpayer,'
"One Who Knows," or any of those alias, but he comes right out and
slaps his full and unabbreviated handle on the tail of every letter.
I like that in him, anyhow." And the monarch of the forest com
menced gravely to chew the fringe off a pair of curtains.
At the Funke.
This evening Blind Boone and his superb company will appear at
the new Funke opera house. Boone was born in 1863, asd sixteen
years ago he won the favor of a colored gentleman, Mr. John Lange,
of Columbia, Mo., who put him in the Sunday school to play for the
children. He also made a contract with his mother to educate him
in music and put him on the road, and he has made a grand success
of it Boone has been on the road some sixteen ysars, and has been
successful in pleasing his audience.
For New Years the beautiful military drama "Through the War,"
will be presented both in the afternoon and evening at the new
Funke opera house. This company was organized in this city and
have been rehearsing for the past month. All their scenery is new
having been painted in this city by a Chicago scenic artist. The
prices for the matinee are 25 and 35 cents, evening 25, 35, 50 and 75
Wednesday evening January 2, Hon. John J. Ingalls will deliver
his most popular lecture "Problems of our Second Century." There
is no doubt that the lecture is very instructive. Few people, young
or old, have not heard of John J. Ingalls, ex-United States senator.
The Marion (Indiana) Herald of a recent date has the following
to say of "The Kid." "One of the most clever and unmimicable
artist in her line is Miss Adele Purvis Onri, who appeared with
'The Kid' company at Sweetser s opera house last night. Miss Onri
performs one of the most difficult feats ever attempted on the stage
aud one which no other performer has ever accomplished. It is her
serpentine dance on a revolving globe. The costume which Miss
Onri wears while performing this feat, contains one hundred yards
of imported white silk and the effect of this vision of lovliness float
ing about the stage in serpentine waves is magical and beggars
description." "The Kid" will be at the new Funke Saturday,
January 5. ,
SOL SMITH RUSSELL.
Retiring? Wall, no; but our customers are retiring with our
goods, as they know that quality has something to do with price;
and a guarantee that stands is back of every article we sell. We
can sell you your holiday presents in jewelry, watches and diamonds,
if a comparison is made with so called bargains, as after all, gold
dollars are not bought for seventy-five cents, and a gilded coin will
not stand the test of time. So we are in it to stay. With the stock
of guaranteed quality; the prices, low for first-class goods; and the
confidence of the public by reason of no misrepresentation to sell
goods. E. Hallett the jeweler 1143 O street.
People are wishing each other the compliments of the season and
exchanging gifts. Did it ever occur to you to send an ailing friend
a package of Ayer's Sarsaparilla? If not, do so now; and try this
medicine yourself, if you need a first class blood-purifier.