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CAPITAL CITY COURI ER
Vol,. 3. No. 11
IvINCOUN, NlSIIKASKA, SATUUDAY, lJSHUtlAUY 12G, 18WW
PWICIC FlVIC OlCNTB
ITEMS IMAGINATIVE AND OTHERWISE.
Intended to Tloklo tint Itlslblltlos ur
dure l'lilliiKiii1ilcnl Discussion.
"Egypt," "l0 ,MJW coiiwly which Klllo
Ellslor presents lioro for tho ilrst tltno Wed
nesday evening, bus llttlo to ilo with tho ori
ent. It derives Its nniiio from tho heroine,
Egypt Allyn, tho daughter of n strict Purl
tan. An her nniiio Indicates sho was born lit
Aloxundrlo. Ono of tho scenes Is loid In a
homo on tho Hudson, whoro taunt Don, tho
authoress herself lived. Tho notion of tho
piny then shifts to 1'nrK Tho authoress sub
mitted tho piny to tho nowi)iipor mon mid
critics with whom sho wna In constant
Intercourse, mid It is believed tlmt nil Now
York mid llohonilii lind n hnnd In It. An Im
pressionable, linpulsivu wonmn llko showns,
could linnlly full to Imbibe ninny of tho Ideas
suggested by tho coterie which was her
haven. Tho piny Is lis ornitlo mid fascinat
ing ns tho wonmn herself. So erratic wits
sho tlmt sho could cot no manager to produce
It, nml wiih herself eonuollod to hiro tho
Now York Stnndanl theatre nt tho cost of
U.UOO. With her own hnnds sho sketched
tlio scones for tiionrtisis ami, copied uy I
piece ot manuscript, ono iraiv m iwi -Tuylor's
and got !UX) camel's hair shnwls,
nlmost tho entire wholesale nnd retail stock,
to dcconito tho Isoudolr scene of tho Princess
Yeddo. Poor I Jiura Don w ns a better writer
than nctress, and her success In tho title roloi
of "Egypt" was only moderate, alio soon leu
tho stage, went to tho south of Franco and
dlod there. Her play for a timo seemed
burled wlthlior; but last winter Miss Ellslcr
secured tho manuscript from tho Don estab
lishment, produced "Egypt," and inado a hit
in it. "Egypt" is an ultra-romantic char
acter, anil uffords Miss Ellsler an opportun
ity for some of tho most brllllnnt work of her
Tho Observer hnil tho plensuro of a chnt
with Dill Nyo on tho occasion of Ills visit to
tho city this week. Mr. Nyo is a tall,
sparely-built mini, with n smooth, Intelligent
face, and a forehead reaching bnck to his
neck. Ho is ono of tho most genial of gentle
men, nlwuys willing to converso on nny mm
all subjects, is widely read, nml a pleasing
talker. His relation of his exierlences in
Wyoming nnd Colorado, told In his droll
style, was amusingly Interesting nml enter
taining. It was tho Intention of tho Press
club to give an informal reception to Mr. Nyo
nt tho club rooms nt 1 o'clock, but tho pro
gram wns elinngod and Mr. Nyo lecelved a
number of visitors at tho Windsor hotel.
After tho lecturo in thu evening tho Club
escorted Mr. Nye and his colleague to Urown's
cure, where nn elegant lunch had been spread.
Mr. C. H. Ocro ollloiatod as toast mnster,
nnd nddresses wore- mntlo by Messrs. Nyo,
Vlsschor, Mullon, McKoynolds, Correll, Mar
vin, Uusliiicll nnd others. It was a very
pleasant occasion and enjoyed by every ono
present. Mr. Nyo was honored with a very
pleasant reception In tho city, and ho fully
appreciated it. Those who heard Vlsschcr
at tho ojiern houso can form boiiio opinion of
tho pleasure enjoyed by tho banqueters,
w hero ho was given opportunity to tell tho
choicest of his reportolry of stories.
I had tho pleasure of being present on tho
occasion of tho opening of tho Metropolitan's
now club ihoiiso at Omaha last Saturday
o vonlug and hnvo ssarcoly got over tho effects
of It yet, for thuro wns such an elegant timo
prepared by tho club, that oven today I feel
fatigued when I permit myself to think of tho
enjoyable timo that wo all had. Tho fos
tivitlos commenced nbout 0 o'clock with a
nngnllleont ball, ending with a sumptuous
nnd elaborately spread bnnouet.
I urn sorry that in our own dear Lincoln
wo cannot claim a club house, for It is ot all
places, tho place whsro young luun can host
past their timo, it w where friends nsiomblo,
whoro pastime amusements nro furnlsho l lu
various ways, it Is whoro friendship Is moro
firmly contracted and tho placo that has a
charm for you keeping you from inls'luof.
Hut it is of tho club's now quarters I would
say n word. Tho Metropolitan club Is by no
m.-uns a now organU'itlon lu Onnhu, but an
established club of several yoars, having its
own quarters, which wore recnutly remod
eled anil relhiishod in excellent stylo.
The location Is on tho corner of Fourteenth
and Douglas street, whoro tho club occupies
tho second and third Uoor, SOxUi! foot, and It
mnvnot come amis to give a brief descrip
tion. At tho street entrance, is a short and
easy stairway with a beautiful chandollor nt
tho base, and on entering the vestibule to tho
hull on the second floor, n rotrW tie elmmbre
Is promptly on hand to show you to tho coat
room, tho ladles or gents lollelle, as tho caso
may lw. From lure tho grand hallway
promenndo is entered and in sovoial direc
tions tho various appaitments nro found on
either hide. Fronting east on tho north sldo
of this Uoor Is tho library ami sotting room.
Next npartmont entered either trom the hall
or via tho folding doors, Is a large billiard
room, equipped with tho latest Improved
tables and conveniences. Tho back room Is
thu ladles parlor and setting room, richly fur
nished and elegantly arranged. On tho south
sldo of the second Uoor wo llnd a largo ban
quet hall, neurly tho entire length of the
room, and when not used for this purioso Is
occupied by tables for playing cards, chess
and otlies games. In tho roar ls tho euMne
department, equipped with all iioecessjry
utensils for tho art that sitlsllos tho inner
man. On the third Uoor is tho spacious
dancing hall, with tela a Me and retiring
Tho f urnlshliiKs nro all of tho very lluest.
Thu lloois nro adorned with Alnnuvtl,
wnliu Immlmmlv embellished with licuutltul
.inTni viiunt and Diiiutlncs. and tho ceilings nr-
tlstlcnllv ornamented by tho decorators skill-
fnl liiiiid. Tho furniture is ot lino limsn ami
othor fashionable upholstry nnd in fact
overythtng about tho house shows that good
Judgment nnd excellent tusto has lieon exor
cised in furnishing tho place. Tho club Is in
n prosKirous condition, the members are all
congenial and tho Cot'itlKH wishes them one
nnd all much happiness ami continued suc
cess In tholr neat and boautlful homo.
A (I i out llultlo
Is continually going on lu tho human system.
Tho demon of impure blood strives to gain
victory oor tho constitution, to rain health,
to drag victims to thu grave. A good reliable
medicine like Hood's Barsiiparilla is tho
weapon with which to defend one's self, driv
thu desperate enemy from tho Hold, and re
store iHjaeo and bodily health for ninny yours.
Try this peculiar medicine,
THE DAIRY MAID'S FESTIVAL.
Tltn Woman' Christian Association, Tim
Wordings of the Oriritnlnitloii,
Its Held I'.te.
Coming uvents cast tholr shndows beforo
nnd ono of tho chief events of tho week Is
foreshadowed by tho dully drill of thirty-two
of Lincoln's fnlrost daughters which hns
IsM'ii In progress at Teniplo hall. This, with
various other preparatory stago presages In
an entertainment, Is tho attraction of tho
week. It Is tho Dairy Maids' Festival which
occurs tonight at the Funko opera house.
In order however that our readers may per
fectly understand all circumstances connected
with this amusement and rrnllro the duty as
well as pleasure of sustaining ltwowlllglvo
a brief synopsis of tho Woinnns' Chrlsftuii ns
soclatk'ii under whoso auspices it Is given.
Thoalmof this organization is to "help
women who help the; wolves" In other words
It in a measure is to young women what tho
Y. M. 0. A. Is to young men, only embracing
in lu limits women of any ago. litis lnrnn
tllo confederation Is not yet two years old.
Yet w o oplno there aro thousands in our com
munity who would Ix) astonished could thoy
know what it has already accomplished. In
1 ntiiwttlmia i?lvi,i. ttnsltlotiM Mpciired. nid roll-
),(,! ,m encouragement offered, for which
iiliomly bleasIiigH luwo coutu rutirrold.
Tho iiKsocintlon, realizing tho needs, hnvo
decided to still furthur Ineronso tholr respon
sibilities by oionliig In tho near futuro fit a
central locution u homo wlicro Milnrlcd
women inny secure thu comfort of n homo nt
nu expense commensurate with their menus,
but under rcbtrictloiw tlmt will provoapro
tectlon to them. Tho Kxehnnye Inaugurated
Inst full bus thus fur proved a success and a
grout boom to ninny newly women whereby
hi their own homes they hnvo been enabled
to "help themselves."
This committee 1ms nlso nearly ready for
public Inopcctloii a lunch room, where It Is
hoiiod public pntronngo will still further en
nblo them to utilize homo cooking, etc. Tint)
aro but phnses ut tho work of this association
which expect to grow, casting seeds upon all
Heturnlng to tho subject uitou w hieh wo
started let us besDcnk for them a full house
at tho Funko on Saturday evening. Isoimlns
1ms been spared to urraugo mi excellent pro
irramnndiou aro only informing a duty
j ou owo to yourself as well as those less for
tunate when you buy a ticket for tho Dairy
Maids' Festival thus lidding a inlto to help
along this good, noble work.
Mnrjorio Would you llko to 6co my now
doll, Mr. (Joodfornii
Mr. O. CerUilnly 1 would.
Marjorlo (reflectively) I'm afraid Bobby
will tako my placo. Sister, will you como
and keep this placo for tuo whUo I am gone!
Tho Youm; 1'cople,
Bcrtlo Pn, I hopo grandma will dio beforo
I do, don't youl Pn What on earth over
put such ideas Into your bond! Iiertio Oh, I
hnvo often noticed that I can stand troublo
hotter than sho can. Judge.
A small lwy of our ncqualntnnco admires
his clergyman. Ho says: "I would llko to bo
a minister, if I could bo n nlco minister llko
him. If I can't be that, I should llko to bo a
street car conductor." Detroit Churchman.
Minister Well, Bobby, do you think you
will bo a letter boy this year than you wcro
lost? Bobby (hopefully) I think so, sir; I
began taking cod liver oil lust week. Tho
"Mamma," nsked a llttlo 6-ycar-old miss
of this city, "won't you have my now dross
madowith nvostlbulo trainl" Philadelphia
Conversation between a traveler and a lad
of Oor7 "Your grandfather thcro seems
very old. Do you know what his ago is?"
"No, sir, I couldn't oxactly sny, sir; but I'm
suroho can't bo very young. He's always
boon about tho houso ns longus I can remem
ber." J udgo.
There nro two llttlo brothors in Connecti
cut ngod 6 nnd U years. Ono day Mamma
U. gave 6-yoar-old Joon banana and told him
to give half to Nod. Joo looked doubtful u
minute nnd then said: "Give it to Nod."
"Why" asked mamma. "Because," was tho
answer, "if 1 break it I'll have to glvo Ned
tho bigger half, and I want that mysolf."
Now York Tribune.
A llttlo boy whllo plnylng foil down tho
steps nnd Inn t himself sovcrely. His mother
scolded him for his carelessness, mid ho
sobbed out: "Mamma, please don't scold mo
till I got dono hurting." Baptist Weekly.
Among other extraordinary anatomies dls
' covered by my liotief ul of -i4 is ono w hlch ho
named In telling mo of tho sad chastisoinont
Inflicted on a disobedient doll: "Pnju, Dittltf
was so naughty today that I had to 'pan It her
on tho buck of her toinnilol" Uab hood.
A littlo BnlTulo girl was not feeling well,
nnd her parents suggested that sho might bo
idxiut to hnvo chicken pox, then prevalent
Kim went to bed laughing at tho idea, but
early next morning went into her parents'
room, looking very serious, nnd Mini. "Yes,
It is chicken pox, pnpn. I found a feddor in
tho bed." Christian Leader.
Shu declined for two or thusi nights to sny
her prayers. Ono night her jkiiwi covered
his liico with his hands, and said: "It milk's!
papa feel sick to think Margaret won't ay
iwr iru',cr" "Piqia feel nickf "Yes,
dv i " "P.r.i I'ftUtr tako casser (castor)
on ' 'iOs Ji. of pruycr was no longer
ills' .1' night. liaht hood.
A PLEASANT TRIP DY STEAMBOAT.
Mil) once, Cotileiif. and Hi" Various Cities
or tlio Itlilno Country.
Written for the Coimtnu
I sawthotiluo Itlilno swoop along,
I hear, or seemed to hear,
Tho Herman songs wo used to shut,
lu chorus nw eel anil clear.
And down the pleasant river,
And up the slanting hill
The echoing chorus sounded through
Tho ou'iilng calm nnd still.
And her glad oyos were on mo
As wo pass'd with friendly talk
linwn many a path holoved or yore,
Anil well reinenilieroil walk:
And her llttlo hand lay lightly,
OontldliiRly In mine,
Hut we'll merino more at Hliignn
Hw-eot lllngenontho lttiluo.
Our friends were III a stab) of happy ox-
iH?ctatioii ns wo made preparations for our
trip up tho Hhlno. Wo should now see
lllngen nnd a hundred other historic places,
mid castles half burled In the dark green
foliage, nnd tho novel sights of a river
fntnod over tho world.
It wns a cloudless morning In August when
wo went on bouid the Kaiser William, at her
dock Just lielow tho Bridge of Boats. It was
n very nett lioat with a largo promenado
dock protected from tho sun by a canvas.
The saloon had nmplo accommodations for
meals, and refreshments were abundant mid
cheap. Figuratively shaking, tho lthlno
wlno flowed down all tho hills, and tho bev
erage of tho land was wlno.
Our pnrty consisted of Oen. 1). Hennlck, U.
8. A., wife and daughter; Miss Artn Cody
daughter of Hon. W. V. Cody; Miss Annn
Haw kins and father. Among our American
friends weio Bishop Perry and family, of
Iowa; tho Hon. W. Hlgglns, ono of tho
Queen's Council, and his son. These friends
contributed much to the pleasure of tho
voyage. Mr. Hlgglns seemed very wen in
formed uliout American nlTnlrs, ami our con
versation easily turned in that direction.
Oen. Homlck, having lieon with Oen. Sher
man's exiKslltlon to Atlanbi nnd tho sen, con
tributed Incidents lit tlmt famous eainiwilgn
of permanent Inteiest. Tho conversation, as
wo gilded nlong tho lthlno, always with an
i.vn to the beautiful nnd uver chnuglng scen
ery, drifted to tho subject of tho depreda
tions of tho Alabama and other piratical craft
on American commerce during our recent
civil war, Mr. Hlgglns maintaining that tho
nunnlnf 11 5. KX .01X1 WHS too llllicir, llllll wo
settled tho claims for 10,0X,(X)0, and that
1,000,000 should have been returned. In
reply, it wns stated that tho Injury inflicted
by tho Alabama was the very smallest of
which tho United States had to complain;
that tho sympathy, aid and comfort oirered
tho iieoplo of tho Southern States In reliellion
induced them to continue thu war a year or
two longer than if such encouragement had
not isx-n extended, that tho additional cost of
tho war exceeded $.VX),000,01)0 and tho do
stnictlon of thousands of lives North and
South, and of vast amounts of proiierty, that
might have been avoided had England main
tained n just nnd dlgnllled bearing toward
tliolK'lllgerents;l)esldos, England know well
enough that tho result of tho war would lw
tho abolition of shivery. Sho hail ample ln
foimiition on tilts subject through thu Amer
ican and English press, ami ono of ourvgruat
orators and divines, Henry Ward Boocher,
delivered n scries of nddressos In England on
this subject. Tho traditions und tho jiolloy
of tho country were all ngnlnst slavery.
Then our conversation on this subject ceased,
us by u bond In thu river wo came in view of
Bonn, a town ruinous in mo country ui wiu
Ulilno, and having a reputation lu literary
matters that has made tho nniiio familiar to
all American renders. Tho printing houses
here aro annually sending forth largo editions
of thu classics, ancient and modern ;nud what
soever Is rich and vnluablo In literature, ait
and science ls sure to lo given hi cheap form
to tho world.
Bonn Is on tho right bank of tho river as
you puss to Muyenco. His r'ch in art, and
its buildings liavo a very substantial apienr
mice, Its Munstor-Klrcho lifting its
spln-s and towers far iiImjvo tho surrounding
edifices; it lias u lino plnji fronting on the
river, und under tho shade of It ample fol
iage thu cltlens can enjoy tho cool evening
hi coze. Ono of tho squares has a line btntuu
of Beethoven, tho prlnco or musicni com
A short distance brings in view tho ruins of
(lodesburg. Its lofty round tower, on a high
knoll, standing out in clear outline against
tho sky. A bronze statuo of Arnat Is much
lulininil. Tho Kchloss Popnelsdor with Its
line, ornamented garden in front adds much !
to tho iK'iiuty of Bonn. Overtopping tho I
Schloss to tho right is tho church of St. Clas-
cassias w ith itstlvo towers. By farthofliestof
its buildings is Its famous university famous (
by tho groat nanu s in science, history and i
philosophy emanating therefrom. Tho build-1
ings occupy a large iKirtiou of tho fionUigeof i
tho town, established in 1818 by tho King of
Prussia. The buildings now occupied were l
originally the palace of tho Electors of I
Cologne, cousti noted lu 1717, out of iiiatoiials
of tho old roit i float ions. It has live faul
tios professorships of both Catholic and j
Protestant theology. It has 7.VJ students I
The library numliors 300,000 volumes. The j
Isitaiiical gardens at PopM.'lslorf uiv readied .
by u lino avenue a mile long, boideml on
both sides by a double row or chestnut trees.
Here tho groat historian, Nlebuhr, was a pro
feasor; hero are soon the memorials of his
greatness. Beothoeii was Ikjiii in the town,
and a host of great and good men lived and I
taught lu Bonn. Tho chief trade or tho town
Is in corn ami wlno. There aro also iiianu
faetuivs pf cotton, silk, earthenware, etc.
Its population 111 1H7I was ','0,010. Those who
desire to know moio of tho ancient history off
Bonn will Und It a most interesting study.
We are just now flouting up tho Khiuo, nml
u.it the stioum of Time.
A few miles ftuther und the old ruins o
Druchenfels, tilling so large n page in lthlno
lore, in omul. Tho old castle is rapidly fall
ing away, nnd Its disintegrated particles dis
solved by the dements in e serving to enrich
the vlno-olud hills. Eerywheietho eye rests
on neat farm houses, quaint villages, lufty
hllls, orowmsl with vines or iiukIiii school
liuildings, or princely private residences in
the midst of shrubls-iy and wherever tie
land admits of well kept vineyards. Thci-o
was scan-ely a moment for conversation w itli
our English friend, tho (Queen's council, ex
cept to say that America uud England should
always I si friends, and Ihut no greater calam
ity could iH'fnll the English or the Americans
than wnr, to all of which wo gave our cor
dial ascent, milling that erhiiH hereafter all
International dllllcultloH might Iki settled by a
higher comt of nations. Mr. Hlgglns was a
very gonial traveling companion, and our
pleasant Interchange of vlott 4 Uhiii jihawis
of English and American oory-day life ad
ded imteli to tho pleasure of our day umii the
There nru some lovely resting places on the
Itlilno. Tho summer hotels with their lino
gardens mid vineyards ovot looking the ilvor
and its picturesque banks mntlo our patty
long to seud inoiii' time in exploi lug u laud
so rich lu historic incidents, Tho stories of
the ml ils' in of tho UhluoiiiveulodbMis that
hero In ancient times thcHoolil castles, now In
ruins, woro held nnd fortlllod by jsiwerful
clans, who exacted enormous tolls Uh)ii tho
commerce of tho liver. Thoso wont In tho
days Uiforo railways mid canals, mid this
river was tho gnat outlet for trade fi-om tho
mountains to tho plains of Holland and Bel
glum. Tho nihhors, who occupiisl nt Inter
vals the hllls,ntid by force enacted all tho toll
tho tralllo would Isvir, would lu some In
stances conllscnto tho whole. This system,
long since destroyed, the lthlno now flows
with nil her t ratio undlsturliod from Itssourco
In the high Alps to tho sea. Tho llorco con
flicts ot rlvnl fiimlh s have long since ceased
and tho memory .tioHorvod only In tho
"l'gends of tho llhii.o." Many of these mo
delightfully revealed lu Ingfellow's "Hy
perion," n volume some of our party jiur
clmscd in Hcldlolierg. Wo found It pub
lisheil in English, French nnd (lei mini, so
wldo a reputation hud America's gnat poet
Tho Schloss Ahrenfols, a lino palatini rosl
doneo with attractlvo sriirroundliigs, was
K)lnted out ujsm tho loft bank overlooking
tho river, with lino ornamental grounds nnd
vineyards; but wo could not stop, and a lew
hours brought us to Auderunch mid Its line
old castles lu ruins.
Coblcn. is uiHJii tho right bank ul the
entrance of thoMosel Into tho Hhlno, with Its
lino railroad bridge and rond piercing Its
j)w erf ally fortified walls, and another bridge
lielow the city crossing tho Hhlno to Pfnireii
dorf. Tho fortifications ouUtldo of tho walls am
hero very strong, and Germany keos. over
10,000 troos under constant discipline. Ehr
enbroitsteln Is also a fortlfled eiiilnenco on the
onnosltu side of tho Hhlno. Coblenz Is of
great military lmortaiico to Oermany,
liehig nt tho junction of two riven. Tho
works aro very extensive and aro connected
with tho fortnsts of Ehrenbroltsteln on tho
other side of thu river, nnd enpublo lu tlmoof
siogo of holding 100,000. It wns liorothnt tho
sons of Charlemagne met in HI!) und divided
tl'oeniplroIntoUorninny.l'inncoaiid Italy, it
was occupied by IiaMieoti in lHl'-i.nnu imaiiy
cis led to I'russia. mo nouso in which irinco
Metterlnlncli,tlio Austrian minister wnslwrn,
Is shown with much pridoby tho citizens. Tho
population of Coblenz Is IW.tXK).
I'nsslng through mo nruigo oi noais our
llttlo steamer shot under tho wide stono arch
of tho bridge across tho lthlno, and by' a
sharp turn lu.lo river on niulgli promlntory
wo see tho nifns of Lliilienstelii, Marburg and
Branch; further on Istho hoxagonul town of
Oberlnlinstelii. There nestled tho pretty
village of Doppanl close by tho riverside; and
8t. (lour, nt the foot of tho forest covered
hill, on tho crown of which Is the ancient
Hulno Katz. Hero the Hhlno scenery Is very
fine, Isild, rooky spurs of the hills pushing the
river around sharp iiolnu and giving grout
iH'auty and plcturosquenoss U the villages
und mined castles; these aro met in every
few miles. Wo wiss rapidly by Ohcrvhdcl,
Bachardi, tho old fortllltsl Isliind of Cnul
Pfnl., tho vineynnls of Jolmnlslmrgs, nnd, hi
fact, tho whole Hhlno banks spread out ill
broad fluids of tho vino, nil under ahlgli state
of cultivation and Inviting tho voyager to
At lust wo came In view of lllngen "Fair
lllngen on the Rhine." Who of our lenders
hns not read of tho "Watch on tho lthlno"
nnd tho many thrilling Incidents lu the
late wnr with her ninbltlous neighbor,
France. Tho land sloes lieautlfully at
Blngeii far away to tho hilltops, mid all tho
Intervening space Is given up to vlnoyiuds
The small stream, Nnho, Joins the lthlno
at tills point. It is connoctisl by a railroad
bridge with thu pretty village of Blnger
bruch, opposite. Ono hour more and our
steamer landed us lit tho substantial stflno
pier at Mayence. Our hotel, tho ltholu
cherhof, was but a fow steis and wo soon
found ourselves III comfortable quarter for
thonlght, with our heads full of thu stories j
and scenes of tho lthlue. its quaint towns
and quainter customs of tho ,.ooplo; but we
I , i
iimii to a for' k M)Iiru mm jhh)i
, and content ouiUves with the littlo wo
To-morrow wo loavo for Weisbadoli, tho
famous watering place of (lerinany, at pics-
out crowilnl with ieoplo from nil iirts of
Mm world. It iniiv nrove all interest lug
'Vanity Fair" for all of us.
Thu Wool Crowers' Dciimml for rrotcctlou.
VT 1 I
Now is tho timo to lay in your thonnomo
tcrs. Thoy nro way down. Now Britain
It was well said of an ill assorted couplo
that thoy wero llko two thermometers from
tho fact that thoy novor ngnod. Boston Bul
letin. Wo nro forcibly reminded In our dally
walks that tho year is nottlie only thing that
Is slipping n way. Yonkors Statesman.
Mrs. Bloggs What is thu use of all this
snowl Bloggs Snow use, Burlington Free
Wo might, iierhnits, havo moro ngrecnblo
wouthor It wo should substituto coal for i
mercury in our thermometers. Coal is going
up much higher tlinu mercury. Exchmigo,
Every coal dealer believes that somo-
thing Is to bo gained by welghtlng.-Nuw
ll nven News,
Many poor ixioplo find themsdves in a
jKtck of troublo when they try to procure
a bushul of coal at tho present high niten.
TIIK TIIKATIIICAI, WOIIU).
A WEEK'S REVIEW AND PROSPECTIVE.
riobl of Aliiiioeineiit In l.liHtnlii,
News About I'lii), Ao(or, I'.te,
NCII. M'lUIKsM IN VIM.
This was W.sluosilay evening's at triu'tlon
atthoFuiikii There was not a full house
present, hut a falrslircd itiidlcuco that duly
enjoyed tlM witticisms of the great fomnto lu
K'rsouator. The plis-o ilestuds on Mr. I tin
gess for IttentlnisucceKM.and lu him Is centred
almost tint entliv features of the play. There
Is however nothing very lino lu the piece and
lu fact soiuo parts aro very dull and ittagy,
mid one becomes n little llrod of tint monot
ony of seeing and hearing Burgess almost at
every act Ion of the piece. Tho siiiMirt hns
but llttlo cpKii tunlty to do gtssl work, but
tho couiiauy Is a clover ono and the perform
anon was well enjoyed by tho auditors. Tho
bm lvsq!io on the tight ros was an amusing
featmv, and ivcolvcd merlbsl applauso,
nil. I. NVK,
Mr. lMgar W. Nye, moio familiarly known
as "BUI Nye," Is tint hcrt and most widely
quolisl humoilst of tho dirade. The fact
tlmt ho was to apis'iir at the Funko Thurs
day livening drew one of the largest audi
elan's of the season, mid It Is safe to say not
ono was llHusliitcd. The quality of Mr.
Nye's humor Is not strained, but Is full of uu
oxccts cllumxci, Tho subject of ids lec
ture was "The Now South," olio-.eii probably
Is valise It was not III the least germane to
the subject matter. Ills various exs'riouiss
at biramle, lu Wisconsin, and other placis
went touched upon in his quaint style, and
Ills talk was equally as good us his writings.
Col. Will L. Vlsschor, a well known western
journalist, divided the time wltli Mr, Nye.
Vissoher is a most famous riicontViu1, a mliiiic,
a poet, a splendid writer, a gissl orator lu
fact, a 'M-ilcct Bohemian, and, although his
s,ur pulisl somewhat when hi ought hi contact
with tho .'oustcllutlou of Mr. Nye, ho million
gosl Inqirisislon. Altogether a very onjoy
uhlo evening wns pusmsl by all who hud tho
pleusuro of listening to tho gentlemen.
IrlKPKIK KI.1.HI.KII IN KIIVIT.
Elllo ICIlsler Is among the few wnuieu on
tho stage who iviualu womanly, lit her put
on thu lted Hidlugh(Msrs ciqi und all of us
would rejoice at tho (loath of tho wolf; let
her stop her foot hi uludenlla's sllpicr, mid
sho wovld outshine nil the evil sisters. iJn
Egypt Allyn, the heroine In "Egypt," which
will bo prosenUsl ut tho Funko Wednesday
evening, she will dig up all the emotion and
sentiment lu your nature, bury It over so
deep. As nu nxioueut of tho gonuhio nnd
ill tlstlo school of acting, Miss ICIlsler has few
equals, und no sus'rlors among the present
actors and actresses. In thu piny every
character Is strong and well taken. Miss
ElUIor Is siipoitsl by Mr. Frank Weston
nnd a coinpnny of excellent merit, which
ndds very materially to tho enjoyment of nn
uiiillenco nud gix's far toward making the
play one of unusual Interest.
Seats go on sale Tuesday morning, nud tho
attraction is on tho boards for tho following
TWO NKlllT's KNOAOKMKNT.
Lovers of the comedy drama will 1st pleased
with iho announcement ot the coming of that
vivacious and piquant so'ibrotre known so
jKipularly as Miss Kato Castleton but "For
goodness sake don't suy wo told you." Miss
Castleton first imido a hit with Hlco's Surprise
Party some five years ago as thu llttlo Quaker
girl, nnd since then, year by your fortune has
smiled iiK)ii tho tuloutud ludy, until today
sheilas nosiiiMirloriu her itecullally attract
i. ,. ....- ,i..- . I....1
" ''"-". t imcu. su11Ks .,
tuiiiilni wltli nil (Inuw iniil lifii fat.vlik rf uln f-
v V w i ' 1 1
, W -J"1 .fe 4 " !' . " ! ,
, l- lltilb n'iviil.wiiin-iioi tAiituiui:i in'lll tmi-v
1 1 sK encores each evening. Miss Castleton,
i unlike many nctntsxes, choorfully answers nu
onchoro nnd If she can delight an audience
' i sevorm ona vi'ii-n, it iiinuyn hwiiii v,
I give lior pleusuro to satisfy tho wants of her
I In face nml form Mls Castleton is one of
tho most beautiful of women on the stage, a
I fact, however, which tho lady bus never ad
' vei Used, but ono that tho piny go r fully up
I predates. On tho stago she Is gr. c I nl
land refined, her dancing Ls clover and hor
voice pleasant to listen to.
Thlssvason Miss Cnstletou comes to us with
' u ts'tlor company than over, with now songs,
1 dances and u piece in w Inch sho gives herself
1 full opportunity to display hor excellent
qualifications. The companj is hooked for
two nights, commencing next Friday ovon-
llig at Ftiuke's and the salo of scuts w ill com
mence Thursday morning.
i Altl.KTON Ol'KllA rOMl'AXY.
The famous Cnrletoii Openi coiniwny will
npK'ur ut Funke's opera house next Tuesday
e oiling, pi-eseiiting tho famous opera
of "Krinliiie." Tho con i puny Is on its way
east after a very successful season nt San
Francisco and other cities of the coast circuit,
coming hero directly from I)i'iier. "Er
imiiie" is proluibly thostronget, ns well as tho
liveliest piece lu Carleton's ivieitory, and
will U pioilucisl with all thu wealth
i of sconlo accessories and hnnd-ouie costumes
I that helpisl so wonderfully to mako It n hit
I in the lurgo citlt. of the continent. The
Cnrletoii company is composed of first class
artists only, uud their appearance In Lincoln
w ill ls an event in tho musical world, beats
' ' P ol'N,I t ollUo of ,lu"Uv Mo,
i ' lANTASM. comino
What will Im" the loading nt'tractton of tho
; NlM, i til0 MHstucular Hue. will 1m the cu
giigenient of tho Hmilon's In their now ver
slon of "Fiintasma," which opens at the
Funko Monday evening. March ftth, nud con
tinues tlinst nights- This will bo a notable
j event and more particulars will lie given in
A FEW POINTER8.
What Von Nhoilbl Netor lo,
Never Introduce tlm subject of politics or
religion lu society.
Never at a bull show profon'iieo for nny
certain place mi the Uoor.
Never sstiik to your wife culling hor by
flint niimo hi the presence of guests.
Never pass a cup of ten with tho ball of tho
s)m)oii towards tho I a idle of the tup. Tho
reverse Is tho only pioNir way,
Never change the folk from the left hand
to tlm right while at dinner, At this par
tleiiliir ineal tho fork should always Isj seen
ststu In tho left hnnd,
Never ridicule a foreigner In his droits to
sjxt'ik your language. Put yourself hi his
nlace. and kindly try to siieak his language,
and you will at once (If not sooner) rcnllro
Ills Ono InflrinHy.
Grafton Awfully clover follow, Ongloy.
no mlglit Hhlno lu society if It wasn't for his
Miss Clara Why, I always thought ho was
very rorroct In his habits.
Craftou Oh, yes, ho is nil that, you knowj
but his nock's no ducodly short that ho always
has to wear n turn down collnr. Llfo.
Ilrra's n Afnrnl for You.
Donald Flitchrr, who hns Just Intcn cloctod
tirosldout ot Die Douvor (Colo.) Clinmbcr of
Commerce, reached that city nhio years ago
almost dead with consumption nnd witli only
to in his ocKot, Ho is now ono ot tho
wealthiest men in Denver, nnd has robust
health. Moral: Co west, young man, with
(5 In your ixxiket nnd a bad attack ot con
sumption in your system. Norristown Her
ald. Tho I'lillnmipliy of Kllttinlt.
"Is It now considered lit bred to tako tho
last biscuit olt tho platof ' queried Itlchollou
"Well, no, but it is decidedly tinwiso."
"Yos; always wait n mtmito nnd they'll
bring on some hot ones I" Detroit Froo I'rost,
A lrrco Cllumtn.
"Iwkhcrorshooxclnimcd. "This lstor
rlblo. Yon chnrgo mo twcnly-ftvo conU for
that curd of buttons, ami buck cast I could
get them for ten cents."
"Yes, ma'am, but just think of tho elegant
climate you got throwed lu with every card,
of buttons." Siiutii Barbara (Cal.) Press,
Those "Nickel" Machines.
Bagloy I wonder why this Infernal beg
gar is always waiting on tho corner ns I como
out of thu office!
Qagloy Ho wants you to drop a nickel so
you enn seo him go. Life,
Alter 111 Wool. r '
Mr. CluiT (who is going to hnvo his hnlr
cut) Whndjor want, chllo?
His Youngest Mammy tolo mo t' toiler yo
down, en git do wool whnd klms off, for tor
null do sofy piller. Tld Bits.
Oinitliu Hows to flotlinm.
Over (N;7,000,000 wero Invested In now
buildings in Now York last year. Now York
Is rapidly lxcomlng tho Omaha of tho cast
Tboy May Stent.
Miss Waldo (of Boston) Yes, Mr. Wabash I
I tun irfectly delighted, Pnpn has decided
that wo shall spend next summer in Roma
Mr. Wabasli (of Chicago) Indeed! Why,
I've got a friend lu Homo, lie is night clerk
of tho Butterlleld huuso, Tld Bits.
The lllirllllKton' I. litest.
A siqvrb line of five chair cars now leave
Lincoln daily, tiuudny lucludis!, ut I p. m for
Chicago, without change. A coloivd (iwrter
in eonqiatiles each cur to provide for tho com
fort of Mivsoiigors, supply toilet articles, do.
Further Information may bo ohtitliiodnt'clty
ollloo, corner O and loth sticct.
A. ('. KtKMKlt, City Puss. Agt. i
Dressmakers uiul ladles to call nt.l'Jo South
llthstn-et, In tho Holmes block, to investi
gate Madam Kdlogg's Fnnch tailor system.
MUur Cross C'ii;ui-.
Tlio Ih'st seller hi the city, at Ed. Young's,
ltkJO O stnvt.
For all kinds of society stationery, such as
invitations, programs, cants, iuemis,Vtc. Joill
at the CouilIKU olllctt in tho new llurrblock.
Iirgest line of Iey st and Importel ci
gars at the Burr block.
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