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"PoPdllAR ' PAPER 'oPA9PERN -TIMES '
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Vob G. No 11
Lincoln, Nkhhaska, Satuwuay, Picuuuaky KU, 1800.
FwiOlfi FlVIC OlCNTS
BYE THE BYE.
Tho young limn who rcjiortcd tho Carni
val of Nntlons for tho Couiueh has been font
week jinst tlio most cordially nbused ludlvld
ual In tho town. And It servos him right.
Peoplo who act "tinart" aro llnblo to Ret
themselves disliked. Tho young man in quos
tlon may do to rcort a dog light or n legMn
turo, but ho doesn't underMand tho first prin
ciples of writing up nn entortalumeut by
homo talent, lloetarted olf with tho tamo
statement that tliu C. of N. was "rather more
satisfactory" than tho average of such efforts.
Tliat Is altogether too mild. If ho could not
say It was tho best ho should have made no
comparisons. Then ho got olf n fow phrases
about "cuto chllden to win our sympathies,
attractlvo girls to hold our admiration, pretty
costumes to please our lovo of tho sjioetncu
lar,"ond bo forth. That Is all pretty enough
ns fur ns It goes but It Is too general, too
Impersonal, nothing that any individual per
former can tako to himself. Always fickle
tho vanity and coddlo tho prido of tho man
you write about when nn amateur affair is
Tho aforesaid young man next wondered ofT
into an argument to prove the innppropri
atcness of tho tltlo of the entertainment.
Whether ho proved his coso or not Is neither
hero nor there. When a woman gives a show
it Is her privilege to name It whatever sho
pleases. If sho calls it tho Dance of Death, or
tho Sardonic Grin of tho Ten Thousand Green
Devils or simply tho Amateur 0cra Bon ire,
whoso business Is It so long us tho public buy
tickets? Tho would-bo critic was provided
with n complimentary ticket. Tho show
didn't cost him a cent. Why should ho
"kick!" Ho pretends thathe is not 111 naturcd,
and that ho was moved only by somo lofty
purpose. Bah! Theso nowsjiniMjr scribblers
are always prating of virtue. Thoy don't
mean half thoy say and anyway you can't bo
When It comes to criticising tho farco no
compliments tho chief nctor very handsomely
as an amateur. It would have been all
right if ha stopped right there, but he felt
called on to noto a fow defects In tho artistic
finish of tho part. No wonder tho performer
became angry. What sonso is thero In criti
cising an amaturasyou would a professional
Ho never appreciates your ndvlec, is suro to
feel hurt and you only get disliked for your
pains. No man profos-dng to bo a nowsmpcr
man of experience Is excusable for such a
blunder. Ho 8(eaks of a young lady as sur
prising tho nudlenco because they had had no
reason, previous to two recent entertain
ments, to look for dramatic talent In her di
rection. Ho has tried to explain In this man
ner: Wo have no reason to expect dramatic
ability in anyone until ho has shown ovidences
of It. Hence, when one shows talent In his
first efforts it Is a surpriso, and, naturally, on
agreeable one. Ho maintains that his state
nient was a compliment to tho young lady In
question, and makes somo Incoherent remarks
about pr t'ullng every reader with a diction
ary. This latter remark Is not worthy atten
tion, and his explanation will not fill tbo bill.
It might apply to other localities but not to
tho Capital City of Nebraska. Lincoln peoplo
are born talented. Consequently when they
show signs of talent in their first efforts bo
foro tho public no compliment is implied In
saying that tho public aro surprised at tho
discovery. As a matter of fact tho young
lady In this particular case boru a crcdltuhlo
part In a homo talent entertainment more
than a yoar ago. Tho young man olfcrs as n
palliating circumstance that howas notifying
in tho city at tho time nnd had not heard of
It, but that does not excuse him. It is tho
business of a writer for tho press to know
everything. Thero is no reason why ho rhould
not know everything, except carelessness, and
that cannot bo condoned In a case of so much
interest to tho community and tho common
wealth. Worst of all was asomowhat extended ref
erence this misguided young man mado to
tho gowns worn by tho girls in certain char
acters, Tho young ladles wero sjiokcn of
nicely, but some of them wero so terribly
sho.'ked by unfortunate accompanying re
marks that thoy have forgotten tho compli
ments entirely. After venturing tho opinion
uncalled for, by tho way that modesty and
prudery get mixed up in a confusing way,
ho continued: ''Somo amateurs mistake
prudery for modesty nnd for fear of displaying
their ankles nnd a bit of hosiery thoy represent
a servant girl in n trained gown." Ho then
commends a lady for having "tho courage
and tho good sense not to mako that dramatic
blunder," and adds tho statement that the
"ladles In tho gypsy daneo also throw prudery
to tho winds." Awful! isn't it?
Byo-the-liyo hastens to assure tho world nt
largo that tho young ladles in this entertain
ment wero not attired immodestly. It is his
opinion that tholr dresses were not more tlmu
two or threo inches bliorter than ordinary
street gowns, and in ono or moro cases thoy
wero dresses used by tho wearers In playing
lawn tennis. If, as somo of tho young ladles
seem to think, any render of tho CouuiKU
gained tho Impression that theso gowns only
canto to tho knees of tho wearers ho should in
justico to their feelings interview his impres
sion and set it right. If necessary to convince
it of Its error, pleaso knock It down and drag
it out. A lady's feelings aro not to be trilled
And to think that tho cause of all this mis
understanding and all theso blushes has the
supremo assurance, tho monumental uudaclty
to try anil justify his shocking language I
"Why," ho fays, "I merely undertook to
justify tho young ladles In costuming them
selves correctly, in rising above prudery, A
servant girl wears a short gown for comfort
and convenience. Thero is nothing immodest
in it. If u lady of refinement represent such
a girl on tho stage I hero Is nothing immodest
in her wearing a gown such as a servant
wears. To wear u longer ono Is prudery, uot
modesty. A lady may display mrtlonsof her
butt In a hall room without Impropriety, but
her lower extremities mut lio concealed. At
n iMithlug resort sho may exKo her limbs to
tho kneo without impropiiety, but her bust
must lw covered. If arbitrary custom l ac
cepted In such cases why should uot good
seiiso and precedent nnd tho eternal fitness of
things inly In tho Insignificant matter of drcss
ing n woman for a servant girl or a gypsy
girl's part in a stage entertainment? Sm. lal
objection has been mado to thostatemeiitthat
tho girls 'threw prudery to tho winds.1 Those
good but careless souls havo mixed up mod
esty and prudery again. I said prudery, not
modi-sty, and If they cannot seo tliu difference
thoy had bettor consult Webster's unabridged.
When I wroto of a display of ankles and a bit
Of hosiery I meant what I said. If tho drosses
had ended at tho knees I would have Indicated
It by sjteaking of calves and n at retch of hos
iery. If peoplo would road with discrimina
tion they would but, confound Itl lam
tired of discussing tho matter."
All this Is ingenious euough, but there me
somo things that had better bo left unsaid.
For instance, It is nover allowable to uso the
word "legs" In jiollto society. You maysoak
of "ankles" guardedly, In n general way, but
not with referenco to any paitlcular ierson.
Tho world has progressed to a stago where
"jmiiiU" may lw spoken of without linking
ono's itosltfon In society, but u gient deal of
danger lurks in "skirts." You may want to
speak of thut part of a gown which Is a skirt,
but you had liettor go tho wholo thing and
talk of tho gown. Thero is no reason in somo
of these things Wo must accept them ns
they aro And a newspaper man should havo
enough regard for tho sensibilities of tuocom
inunlty not to do anything so horrid as to al
lude to such things.
Mrs. Underwood wore a genuine Holland
skirt of curious construction.
Tho receipts of tho Inn on Presbyterian day
wero $120 and on Methodist day il'M.Vi.
Mrs. Mateer's costuuib was much romnll-
mented for its uccurncy ami completeness.
Lieut. Gerwii: was a viiluuhlo assistant In
drilling tho young ladles for tliolr mutches.
Mrs. H. C. Elliott and Miss Corn Hnrdv
wore costumes that wero used nt a klrmess In
Rochester, N. Y.
8. E. Moore, -'tho builder of Holland,"
made an artistic and finished job of tho
buildings and booths.
Mr W. 8. Huirmou was ono of tho most ef
fective workers nnd in his several parts gave
a great deal of ehurncter to tho nffulr.
Mm. Dr. Crllll and Miss Hun-ess worn minint.
old caps that camo from Germany and nro
now preserved as heirlooms. They wero
decked with gold loco.
An Interesting fenturo of tho May-polo
winding was littlo Nelson Dennis dressed in
costumo as tho King of HoarU and littlo Ha
zel Huffman as tho Queen of Hearts.
Tho publication of a dnlly pajcr for tho
Kirnioss was a great stroko of enterprise, and
tho Daily Owl was much in demand. Un
doubtedly hundreds of them havo been mailed
to out-of-town friends.
Mrs. Charles I. Jones and Mrs. II, T. Van
Ilrunt gavo many valuable Ideas gathered at
a klrmess given at Color Itnplds, Iowa, threo
years ago. It wns conducted by ono church,
but realized about 1,000.
IS. It. Holmes did much of tho writing for
tho Owl and gavo convincing evidence of
having tho reportorlal Instinct about his jier
son. Ho had previous exjierienco on tho Hes
perian , tho Htato university pojer.
A feature of tho Klrmess last Saturday wn
tho winding of the Mny-jiolo by blight, win
somo children, namely: Clara Quick, Annio
Uu, Maud Tyler, Gertie Tyler, Willie Tyler,
Willio Slzer, Posslo Sizor, Ferd Rhelacnder,
Nelson Dennis, Hattio Huffman, Rose Foster,
Rcsslo Haydeu, Rose Llllibrldge, Aim Ham
mond, Helen Welch, Robt. Noouau.
At tho Kiriuoss last Saturday dinner was
served by tho Christian and Freo Baptist
ladles, among whom wero Mesdumes C. C.
Muuson, O. 0. Ball, C. B. Newman, lllnmau,
Henry, Bacon, Collins, Hedge, Morris, Cor
rlck, Unguis, Dunn, Steurns, Oberlies, Drink
water, M. O. Root, G. W. Clossen, S. M.
Kerns, R. Lazello, B. F. Clossen nnd II, D.
Root, Misses Ettn Root, Anna Closson, Luta
Root, C. L. Thomas, Margaret HuMet, Ella
Hall, Carrie Reed, Lena Barber, Lena Brady,
Florence Briscoe nnd Lincoln Groat, Misses
Lytlo, Gertrude Gioat, May Shilling, Ilosslo
Munson, Dolllo Dunn, Georgia Knight, Sul
Ho Cox nnd Grace Cook.
The Woman's Christian Association, through
Mrs. Elliott, chairman of its ways and means
committee, has made public tho following
very gratifying statement about last week's
Klrmess: "For tho benefit of tho host of
friends of tho Woman's Christian Association
who by their genorous aid and patronage
made the klrmess of last week n possibility,
wo give at this earliest opjiortunity a finan
cial statement of tho receipts and expendi
tures of tho entertainment:
For meals served during tho week by
various churchos f 495 M
Door receipts 7tStO
Donations and not sales from booths,.. 703 01
dross receipts l.O.VIM
Net profits l.'iYXW
Between tho committee who had the atrulr
In charge ami tho many who gavo encom ag
ing words there are mutual congratulations
ns together wo scan the figures that tell us
tho klrmess financially was a success. To
those who understand more Intimately tho
need of funds to carry on the iHHercnt
branches of the association work tho result is
most gratifying. From a social btaudoiut
tho kirmers was a success, Tho harmony
that existed and tho healthful iullueuco that
has been generated because of tills united
woik of many churches toward n common In
terest will do much toward cementing tho
kindly feeling that is proverbial between the
various denominations of our city. It is but
meet la tins connection thut tho committee
thank tho many who havo nlded tho associa
tlon lu tho ist week."
a ''couinrciniAN east.
I'lllLADKl.rillA, Feb. II. Hack from New
York, and my! what a vnsl contrast between
the Metropolis and the Quaker City. In the
one is a constant mad rush of humanity and
everything Is for commerce, whllo here life Is
taken easy, commerce plays a second part
and tho city Is given up almost entirely to
Tho grand chaiity balls am over and arc
now a general theme or conveisatlon In social
circles. Tho two great events on tho cab-u-dar
of festivities heio for each reason uie tho
two balls, and now that thoy are Uith pnst
society relaxes for a brief period lo renew en
ergies for tho Assembly and other fashion
able events to come. The charity ball given
by tho Charity association was u magnificent
nlTuir and the net receipts were f7,.'IOO. These
an- thoollleiiil llgillcs given iim bv one f tho
finance I'omiuiUiH'. The regular charily ball
given by the Young Men's Hebrew oswhIh
tlon nt tho Broad sti eet academy was a notable
occasion and decldidly the social event of tho
winter. At this ball not only Hebrews at
tend, but at least one-half of tho participants
aro gentiles. Tho Immense thaitcr was gor
geously decorated and tho placo transformed
into a veritable lloral palace. Two oichestros
wero present, each of tliu ty pieces. Tickets
wero sold at f!i each, Indie Isdng charged
likewise My Lincoln friends who paid $T for
a ticket to their chaiity ball good for one gen
tleman and as many ladles oh ho
wanted to tako, will note that pi ices east are
even higher and not lower, as was often as
serted. Tho ba'l hero netted $l8,tt0. Tho
boxes In the the theater wero sold at auction
and brought $10.) to (MM inch. They were
used by sjicctutors. The charity ball given lu
Chicago recently nutted about fJO.000. My
Lincoln friends will note that a charitt ball,
when once established, iIojs not eat tho re
ceipts entirely by expense, but that tho poor
get n llberul share of its baicflt.
There Is never a dearth of theatrical amuse
ment, either hero or In Now York. Thero is
always a UImtuI Variety of plays to select
from and almost any tasto can bo well satis.
lied. This week Rooth-Modjoskn oio here.
Unfortunately thomadomospralned lierunkle
last week lu Brooklyn, so Miss Minna Gale,
who was leading lady with tin Booth-Barrett
toiiiHiny, plays in Modjosku's place, and ac
quits herself credllubly. Booth closes next
week at the Chestnut street theater. Holvlui
is drawing well nt the oiieia house ami the
Charles Wyndlmm company Is playing "Da
vid Garrlck" to crowded houses nt the Broad
street theater. "Fnuntleroy" is drawing well
at tho Walnut and next week will bo Its
fourth and lust. Annie Plxley Is nt tho Arch
playing "Tho Deacon Daughter" mid doing
an Immense' business. Sho closes next week
lu "M'Liss." In fact all legitimate and wor
thy plays nro doing excellently.
NEW YOUK TIIEATEH8.
Last week In Now York I attended theaters
nightly and never enjoyed n serlos of jierform
aucesns I did tho six that I saw at tho various
houses In thnt city esiieclally so, as thoy
wero all now successes, Hoyt's latest is "A
Midnight Bell" and like his prnvlous plays is
a great hit. In fnct, this ono has moro in it
to command success than any other. It bus
a tangible und clover plot. Although not as
deep laid as a tragedy, it Is nevertheless com
plete and Interesting. It is crisp and entirely
different from his former productions. Goo
Richards, who played tho Stranger in "A
Hole in tho Ground," nnd Eugone Cnnllold,
Ruts in "A Tin Soldier," are the leading spir
its of tho piece.
Win. Crane has made another great hit,
nnd this time in his new play, "Tho Senntor,''
by Sydney Rosenlleld. The Star has Iteen
packed nightly for tho past mouth, and the
audiences have applauded till their hands
fairly ached, Tho night I attended tho ni
plauso was something wonderful, and Crane
was comiKtlled to appear and reopX'orsovcral
times. Tho piny Is of a somewhat novel char
acter and forms a new theme. "Tho Sena
tor" reveals llfont Washington, showing in n
refined and natural manner tho l'fo of tho
people's honored jervonts. Tho play hinges
on n claim that has lecii before congress for
thirty years. Tho Senator falls In lovo with
tho daughter of tho claimant and for her sake
swears to havo tho bill passed. And before
tho final curtain rolls down tho bill Is passed.
Tho incidents nro full of interest and keep tho
audience thoroughly fascinated.
Next I saw Gilbert & Sullivan's "Gondo
Hers," which has Wn stamped a failure in
Now York and that practically ends it for
tho United States, for tho country nt large
looks to Now York as Us authority on iiiuslo
nnd tho iliama. I do not put mseir up us a
critic, but in my humble opinion I certainly
seo nothing particularly meritorious in it.
Tho music, with tho exception of one air, Is
void of any of the cnlchlness that is heard In
"Ermlnio," "Gypsy Baron" nnd that class of
operns. The libretto shows but a scanty plot
and tho scenes nro all of on ordinary and un
interesting nature. Tho engagement nt tho
Now Park theater wns suddenly brought to n
closo Wednesday. D'OK'o Carte, whoprrlved
that day from Euiojie, has engaged a new
cast to present tho piece again nt Palmer's
noxt week. "Tho Gondoliers" has been pre
sented by threo companies so far, and ench
ono has mado a failure of It, D'Oylo Curto,
who owns tho American rights, yet confident
of success, now proKses to conduct tho opera
lwrsoimlly, nnd says ho Is bound to mako It a
go, I think, however, that another month in
Now York will convince this famous English
oH'ratic manager that "them's nothing in
it," and then a fow months on the road will
bring it to a timely end.
What a contrast? The following evening I
went to the Casino to see Gilbert & Offen
bach's success, "The Brigands." Hero we
note a great difference in the manner of "put
ting on" nn opera. The scenery Is perfectly
gorgeous and tho acting company is particu
larly strong. Gay and winsome Lillian Rus
sell takes the leading into, ably assisted by
tho uprightly Fanny Rice, Miss Urquhart,
Fredirlck Solomon, Ed Powers nndothcr cor
respondingly excellent people. The chorus of
seventy is strong and hiiru-onlous, and the or
chestra of thlity pieces oil tend to make it a
wonderfully smooth production. The co.
turning Is the Hurst I have over seen, and the
notion of the opei a Is quirk nnd full of life.
I need not dwell on tho plot, for most Lincoln
theator yoerssaw (ho plts.-o recently "mur
dered" by ihoGrnu company. One can ol
wojs enjoy a meritorious peifoimance the
more iifti r having mtii It butchensl by Imita
tors. Rudolph Aronson feels justly "sole" at
tho maimer In which Gran Is traveling
through the country advertising his piece os
"tho Casino success," when in lad the Casino
lias noconucctiou whatever with tho Grau
outllt. Nelthei liasauy of Gi all's pisiple ever
played hi tho Casino's "Brigands." Mr, Aron
son tells me tho Grnu company huvo no right
to presejjt "Thi DrliptndN," and I lie version
that they pi i sent Is neither correct nor Jlko
tho Casino production.
One of tho pretl lest plays now on In Now
York Is "Prince and PauKr," which Is run
ning at the Bioadnny theater. In it is tho
famous child act I ess, EMo Leslie, who created
theioleof Little Iord Fauntleroy. In the
former the little act I ess takes not only the
leading tola but the principal scuklug put
as well, which keeps her on the slogu most of
tho time. The piece has a line cast and an
excellent plot "Prli cc nnd Potior" Is n
dramatization of Maik Twain's hook, anil
Elsie lclio srlorms tho double rololuii won
derful maimer. Tho thread of the story Is
this: Tho prince lool.s liken little iaiiHr in
whom his highness takes o friendly Intel est
Being so much alike Isith in size mid appear
once, the prince changes attlro with tho pau
per and makes his appeal once in the palace,
Seeing him thus, tho guards fall to recognize
him ntiil by force eject him from the premises.
Hocndouvnrs to gain entrance to his home,
but none will believe him osls'lng tho prince,
while on the other baud the pauMr, attired
In the prince's clothes, trios to convince the
attendants that ho is not tho pi luce. But they
think him mod and nurse him accordingly.
Finally the King dies, and still endeavoring
to make them lielleve who ho really Is, the
pauper is made King, His actions nrerldlcu
ions, but everything Is attributed to temK
rary madness. The royal family whllo out
walking, meet tho 1 Ight prince, but they also
re fuse to iccoKliizo hhn. Finally, however.
tliu iwy is reoognizoi and everything ends
right. "Prince and Pniipvr" Is a pretty play,
and much in It Is worthy of serious consider
ation. The pathotlo scenes nro well brought
lu and the acting throughout is excellent.
One does not think he is scoiug a c! lid .11 Hie
lending role after the jday Is under way, for
the littlo lady Is fully the equal of her older
associates in tin diama.
Tho spectacular field Is also well filled by
tho Ideal Extravaganza company lu "Bhio
bourd Jr."otNiblo's. Tho scenery Is elalio
rate, mid in tho lust, act put tlcularly Is very
fine mid masslvo. There i.re several novelties
In it that nro accordtsl nightly antilatiKp. ami
as It has lioeii thero for 11 mouth and done
well, Its success Is assured.
Deniunn Thompson's great play, "Tho Old
Homestead," now well Into Its second yenr Is
still lira wing crowded housesnttlio Academy.
Nell Burgess In "Tho County Fair" (In its
sec. ud bouson nt tho Union Square) mid
"Aunt Jack" at tho Modlson Bquaro ore tho
throe Jong runs of tho day. "Charity Ball'i
Is a groat hit at tho Lyceum and lsnlso draw
ing well and promises a long nnd successful
run. Thero nro it number of other meritori
ous plays in the city, but my limited stay did
not Hriiiit my further enjoyment of tho thea
ter, which I so much lovo and w hich I think I
never could tire of.
A VISIT TO MIHH IIISI.ANII.
Having a spare half hour whllo "on the
knunro.1' which m'Iiih fi lu, flu. .,1 e, ,..,,.....
( -. -. .. ..v...., ..iv illl ov IIIIIUII
theutlcal peoplo for Union Square, I took oc
casion 10 vmi mo oiliees or J lie Cosmopolitan
mairazino. to diiv mv nwruwla In Mluu lllul,.,i
nud thank her forher kind letter of recent dote.
Approaching tliecditorlul room I inetn young
man in uniform who toldmo ho "didn't know
whether .Miss Blsland vos In, but would take
in a card and see." I liuiulivl tin, v ,, ,, ,.i-.l
and ho returned Instantly, saying: "Yes
jush iiisiouu is in aim win Dogma to seo you."
I wns soon lu tho presence of a young lady
with an unusually handsome fnco and form,
whoso ery presence seemed to lend charm to
tho surroundings nnd mako tho pretty njMirt
nicnts tho moio attractive. I had not ex
IH'cted to see a beautiful fnen. f,,r n.,,,.,,,..
reorts nro generally exaggerate!, but in this
instance mo press nns certuiniy done nothing
but Its plain duty. Miss Dlsluiid looks exact
ly like tho picture recently published In tho
CouniEit, which she ndmltted was one of the
best of herself that sho had seen, so I need not
again descrilsj her. Miss Blslund was very
communicative nud certainly is a pleasant
conversationalist, wnicii mado my visit thor
oughly Interesting and pleasant. Sho corn
pllmented the CuimiKItonits several excellent
articles regurding herself and trip, and to
show that tho remarks in her letter to the edit
or wero sincere, said that sho lmd furnished a
recent CoimiKU clipping regarding herself to
a publisher who lequested her biography for
a book.soon to bo issued, entitled "Prominent
American Writers," Tho lady did not seom
to feel melancholly over her failure to beat
her rival, Miss lily, on tho world circling trip,
for, had her connections not leen missed, sho
would lmvo made the trip in ample season and
lmd tlmu to sjmro Miss Blsland Is fully
cognizant of the favors shown her by tho
press ovory whore, and seems to thoroughly
appreciate tho many kind words given her,
Sho has n pretty scrap look lu which sho
keeps various clippings, and prizes it highly.
And now tho "drop a nickel in tho slot" has
another feature. In tho writing room of the
Aster Ilouso is a machine w hero jou piny tho
drop act and gut two two-cent stamps, and
another one thut tells your ago for a nickel.
Whutnoxtl Lou W.
James M. Cochran, late of Lincoln, died at
Salt Lake City Tuesday of consumption. He
married a daughter of Mr. and Mix J. S.
Burwlck Just ta'foro lemnvlug from thlsclt.
At tho monthly meeting oHhe lloydou art
club Tuesday evening thochlof feotuie ot tho
piograin was a paper by Mrs. Ada Atkinson
on "AbU-ys and Monasteries." MKs Cochran
and Mrs. WiuUnnrtli gave musical numbers.
Miss Hitchcock gave a short Niier on minia
tures ns used lu tliu Illumination of old manu
scripts, and Mr. A. J, Sawyer read a paper
Flno watch reiwlring ut Perry & Hnrrls,
1231 O street.
MUSIC AND THE DRAMA.
Tho thru! ileal attractions of the week wero
fiimo and did not draw largo houses, Monday
evening wo had "A Tin Soldier,'' ouoof Hoyt's
rollicking nirnlrs, which depend so much on
tho work of Iholiidlvlihml players. Tlmooui
lmny was not extra strong and the peiform
anco fared accordingly. On Tucfday evening
Choi lm E. Vomer gave us "Hhomus O'Brien."
It was us like ofher liinh plays as ono pea un
to another, and thoy mo all calculated lo iijc
sal to sentiments of an Iilsh nudlenco rather
than a mlxisl, critical gathering,
Daisy lloo Stoddard, tho Nebraska child
orator, gave her entertainment nt Fi Hike's
Tho Hatch family will give a bell ringing
entertainment next Wcduodoy evening ut
tho Trinity M. E. church.
The Roouey conn dy company ore Ixyokml
at Fuuko's for next Thuisday evening In their
now play, "Pat's Now Viuilrobo.n Put
lUsinoy has been on tliu sUigo for twenty
yeais, nud has long been a Mar. Ills special
ty Is Iilsh song mid unco business, and ho Is
ono of the lost jKrfuiinerers In his Hue. Of
lato yeais ho has been assisted by his daugh
ter, Katie Ronnoy, who sings and dances nud
gives Impersonations that Invariably bring
encores, lu years p'ist these people gave n
variety perfoi malice, but their now play has
more of a plot, though It affords the inopKir
tunltlos for their hmkIiiUIoh, This will be the
first iHirformauceof tho new play lu Lincoln,
and Roouey has a lot of iiiliuliers who will be
suro to turn out.
Mnnugor McReynol.ls of Fuuko's has look
ed "Evangeline" for noxt Saturday evening.
This Is one of Rice & Dixuy's operatic bur
lesques, which nro all put on In handsome
and elaborate style. "Eviingullnu" was ono
of Rice's first successes, twilve years or more
ugo, und it hoSiilwnysretalii(sllUK)pulurily,
THE KDKN UUHEK.
"Tho best show I over saw at tliu Museol"
This was only one of a hundred remarks n
CoimiKiircpoitcr overheard at this populnr
resort one evening this week. Rollii, tho
living half woman was "out of sight" (at
least tho lower half was), unit furnished the
pat ions the finest Illusion ever si en lu this
city. Tho Bijou theater revealed Zuno, the
Uro prlnco and gun juggler, together with
the ever spulor Murkley & Oberly, the
funny musical mokes. In curio hall aie Mile.
A rem is, tho Inly Sampson, and Big. Mole
tamo in u during net on u ladder of sharp
edged swords. In the thcutoiluin the show
opens with the A rem is u tho fearful act of
pinning a young lady to a Hoard with knives
and hatchets; Ben Huiin, tho coiuedlrn;
Arcarls ngolii us n gyjwy Imml; the littlo
Lynch children in songs nnd dances; Miss
B'lllo Wellington, the only lady contortionist,
concluding with Drummoud & Stable, the
muslcnl blacksmiths. This act is certainly
one of tho most pleasing ever Introduced to a
Lincoln nudlenco, nnd elicits rounds ofni
plaubo nt ench iicrformunco. Mr, Drum
moud Is ono of tho very fow "nerve dancers"
now Is'foro tho public Jnnil his work mndo
him many friends lu this city.
Noxt week will bring Zato, tho nerial gym
nast. This ludy's wonderful and daring or
formouce on tho flying rings nnd tho appar
ent ease nud Indllfereuce with which sho sir
forma almost Impossible fonts fill the audi
ence with wonder and admiration,
j nen mere win uo iienri .Moore Hunt, a
wonderful equilibrist who stands pre-eminent
among head balancers of lsoth hcrnls
pheres. His marvellous feats tiou his ele
vated stairs wins for him tho hearty applnuso
of the audience. Among the other features
will Iki Dickey fe Howard, song and dnnce
men; Eph Barnes, colored comedian; tho
Taylor twin sisters, phonomlnul vocnllsU,
TALK OK THE HTAUE.
Under dale of last Saturday n corrospon
dent writes from Now Yoi k: The hit of the
week bus been made by the John 11. Russell
farce-compnny with "Tho City Directory" nt
tliu Bijou theater, mid tho laughable play Is
suro to havo a long run, Nothing produced
this season has so much ntim-cd thoater-goors.
Tho other novelty which has drawn Hx)plu to
tho tall end of tho Bowery Is Miss Mario
Prescott, who is the first woman to piny luyo,
and let it be sold played It witli admirable
fidelity. Mr. and Mrs. Kendal returned for
n week ut tho Hurlem 0siru House, Mr.
Hummerstien giving them Mkv cent of the
gross receipts, nud havo done a very largo
business. In fact, for tho first time lu many
weeks managers are not complaining as the
business in nil tho Gotham playhouses has
been sntlstoctory. In spito of a pretty severe
"roosting" by tho entire metroolltnn press,
"Master and Man" has also douo farly. It
goes next week to tho Grand 0iern House
where Ic no doubt will 1,0 hulled as a "corker"
by tho West Slders and do n very lurge busi
ness. Mr. Muiibfleld, who mndo a very dis
tinct hit lu it, will, however, remain at Palm
er's nnotlier week, npixmrlng as llmim
Chevrtal in "A Furivlun Romance." On
Wodnesduy Augustln Daly prtontcd Vlctor
len Sardou's farcical comedy,"BolloMaman,"
which ho bus adapted and called "A Price
less Paragon." Lil;o everything this nrtlstlc
inunuger does, "A Piiceless Paragon" is ex
cellently staged, rightly cast and a success
f i om start to finish. It Is u very bright nnd
uimislng comedy. When Mr. Wallack died,
and his name was pulled down it was thought
u shame, us tho liulf-llulshed pile wus the
only monument to the great actor, but since
tho thc.ttor bus been turned into u comblnu
tlon house, producing tho most lurid kind of
Bowery melodrama, It may ho it kindness to
the dead actor's memory that Ins honored
untiio is no longer connected with it. The
"second choice" In theutles for swelldom is
tho Ljceiim, which is carefully nud skillfully
huudlisl by Duulul Frohiuun, who ranks sec
ond, with Frank Sanger of the Broudwuy 'is
Tho following attractions wero iinuoiiucvd
for this week in New Yoik: "1 ho Piinconud
tho PuiijK'r" at tliu Broadway; Win. H. Crano
in "The Sunutor" at tho Star; "ThoBilguniL"
nt the Casino; "The Stepping Stone" nt tho
Standard; "The City Directory" ut tho Bijou;
"Tho Gondoliers" nt Palmer's; "Aunt Jack'
and "A Man of the World" ut tho Mndlson
Squaro; Downing In "The Glodlnlor" at tho
Windsor; "Shenandoah" nt Proctor's; Keeno
In "Willis XI" nt tliu FouileeiilhSlreet("Tho
Old Homestead" nt the Academy ; "Tho King's
Fool" nt NlhloV'Tho County Fnlr" ut tin
Union Square: "The Charily Ball nt the Ly.
oeuni;"Mr. Km lies of New Voiknt tho Peo
ple's; Rlehaid Mansfield lu "Mnsternnd Man"
nt the Grand; Oliver Byron ut the Third Avs
onuu; Mr. nnd Mrs. Kendal nt tho Fifth Avo
iiiiui A Pi Iceless Pnrogon" ot Daly's; "Threo
Only Daughters" at tho Now Gaiety.
Dnnliip's cable news sends word from Nlco
Hint Mary Anderson admits Isdng engaged to
Mr, Navnrio. "Our Alary" pretended nlsoto
be u gissl ilo-il Mirpl Ned over the suit Ablioy
HoliiH'fTol nud Giou nro bringing against her.
Tho Duiihip coblu company, by the way, wns
orgonlrcd by Davison Haldol, formerly of tho
Chicago AVirn-AWcro, nnd later of tho Now
Yoi k 7Vui, with Robert Dutilup, the well
kiiuwn New York hat'er. On the other sldo
the company Is known as tho Dnl.lol oablo
Many Lincoln jssiplu will recall Amelia
Glover, "the littlo fawn" lu black who gavo
nioli u lienutlfully graceful daneo In "Tho
Corsair." Sho has Joined "Tho City Dlieclo
ry" company und bus caused n furore In Now
York. Her diinolng Is thought more graceful
und fetching tlmu any of tho bin.lon Gnlety
girls, Sho Is tho sister-in-law of Henry E.
It is possible flint Henry E. Dlxoy and U
Rico will not Iki associated In business nftor
iiiu etui or tho cm rent senson. It, Is gently
whispered t'nat.Mr. Dixie Intends to produoo
n new play for a sumiuer's run nt ono ot tho
theutirs of New Yoik, which Is usunlly kept
open through tho hot weather.
Many Lincoln tinnier goer will recnll
Daisy Hall, who played the girlish lover In
"Held by tho Enemy" lu such n charmingly
cute manner. Shu was niariied last week ut
Plttsbuig to Joseph M. Humpluejs of tho
The skirt daneo Introduced In "I)luolcnrtli
Jr.," in New York, has caught the town. It
is a very pretty Vcnoruollnti conhti-ilanxa,
which Is culled the Mnrungo In Caraccas and
1'orto Cnbollo. It Is couqiOKod of leu nnd
Dora v Hoy, the wife of Richard Golden
("Old Jed Prouty"), Is to star noxt senson Inn
muslcnl fnntnsy written exnressly for her by
William GUI, who tmslsted Golden on thedro
inutlo comjiosltloti of "Old Jed Prouty,"
It has been settled thnt Mrs. Helen Duu- J
vray-Woid, wife of John Ward, tho Novr,
York base balllst, will ugnln go upon tho
stage next senson In u play by Sydney Rosens
Surnh Ilcrnhnrdt bus begun tho study of
Romeo In English, nnd may play It to Miss
Mnrguret Mather's Juliet, in America, noxt
Miss Mary Anderson, who Is to bo nmrrlesl
befoi e tho close of tho present year, will re
tire fioui the stugo iiuriiiniiaiitjy, so It Is said.
Mnrguret Mather has given 10,000 for
Jules Bnrbler's play, "Joan d'Arc," lu which
Sarah Bernhardt has made n grout success.
"The City Directory," which Is making a
hit in Now York, had almost its first presen
tutloii lu Lincoln two or threo mouths iigo.
With tliu exception of the Kendalls and
"Aunt Jock" nothing brought from England
ins iH'en successiui mis season.
Rlchnrd Stnhl's now ojiern, "Tho Sea King,"
will have its first production ut tho Chestnut,
Philadelphia. April 'J8.
Frank Daniels is booked for n run m his
"Littlo Puck" at tho Park theater, New York,
"A Coimsly of Errois" will be revived next
season by Stuart Hobson.
Dlxov's "Seven Ages" will begin a Chicugo
run March 1M.
Dlxey's "Woven A bos'.' has closes! lis run In
"Tho Burglar" Is ploying to good business
Nollio Illy Is lecturing.
Ask your grocer for Gullck's broad.
If you mint lino correspondence stationery
reinomlMjr that tho Couiiieh olllco carries a
largo Hue, Including novelties.
Lesson In ralnllng.
Miss Clair Link has returned nnd opened a
class lu Oil, Wnter Colors, Pastel and tho
Royal Worcester china iwlntlng nt herstudlo,
HUH) K street. Terms nnd particulars fur
nished on application.
Wedding supjiers, lunches and bunquets of
nil kinds nro provided by Brown in tho best
style nud on short notice.
Show Cases 1'or Hull,
Sovernl counter show cuses of several sizes
nil for snlo cheap nt tho Couiukh office. Call
and seo them. Prices will suit.!
Desk IConiii i(ii, OIIIim-k,
III our now counting room which Is cnrxt
od with body brussels and otherwise hand
somely furnished, wo have built a neat rail
ing, giving room for two offices, or desk
room, which wo will rent roasonnbly to tho
right purtle. Offices kept clean, heated, and
uso of telephone given. Apply nt olllco.
Wessel Printing Co.
"Courier" Building, ri Hill N St.
Adams, Ionising & Scott, attornoys, rooms
20, 21 and W. Lattn Block.
Increnseil l'irteeiiTliiitiiiiul I'ulil,
Tho Express but recently published tho fact
thut Mr. .. P. Cole, a (Kxir man who msidts
ut PeurMiII, was the lucky winner of f Ift.OOO
in tho I)iilstiua State lottery, having pur
chased ticket No. IW.I.VI, which drew one
fortieth of tho grand capital prize of ?IXK),000
in tho DecemU'r drawing Mr. Colo sent his
ticket to New Orleans In express, where it
was cashed lu full und the money returned to
him Inn remarkably short tlmu, thus demon
strating that the Louisiana Sluto lottery
company Is us reliable nAjwr, and never
makes a promise that Is uMRwJut to tho
letter. Sun Antonio (Texas)
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