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Vofc. 6 No 43
Lincoln, Nichnaska, Satukday, Ootouicu 8, 1801.
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Foster, tlio weather prophet, is Issuing n
weekly letter giving n forecast of the weath
er, niul ho seems to have Induced paers all
over the country, respectable In number and
standing, to publish It regularly. A few
years ago hi forecasts apeared In one pa
per, generally one w Ith which ho was con
nected, and leaked out to the. rest of the coun
try as best thoy could, very often In a gar
bled form. The newspoior wlti made great
siiort of his predictions, but many plain
folks who watched events with something
like rrsjiectful consideration reortod that
the prophecies often came true. I have an
Idea that the testimony of these observing
plain folk has umde an impression on the
unbelieving Philistines, und the newspapers
are not as Irreverent as they were. Many
of them, apparently, have come to tho con
clusion that there may be something In It
there aro so many wonderful discoveries In
these modern days, you know and thoy aro
hedging to savo their reputations, for you
know the press must bo infallible,
The first time I met Foster he was at Des
Molnes reporting the Iowa legislature for the
Ilurllngton Hawkeye. Ho was a middle
aged man with a full beard and a sober face
with a suggestion of sadness in Its lines. In
manner he was slow and methodical. The
other correspondents were young, active and
cheerful, and I imagine the contrast rather
emphasized Foster's age and sedateness. At
any rate, certain members of the legislature
seemed to find pleasure in quizzing the
weather prophet. In his desk were a num
lxr of charts covered with lines and figures,
and circles representing planets. 1 am not
sure that Foster ever ate dinner, for ho seem
ed to utilize the noon hour, when tho long
rnnnrtttV dunlin tvnn fr,m find the bis leelsla-
tlve hall was quiet to pull out his clnrts and
plunge into interminable mathematical cal
culations. Tho lawmakers often found him
so engrossed when they returned from their
dinners, and wise in their own conceit, they
badgered tho philosopher for explanations of
the meaning of his charts, or If they wished
to appear particularly smart they asked him
to forecast tho weather for the following
week. Sometimes Foster gave tho desired
Information, but more often he evaded tho
question. He always hud an air of patient
endurance, as though ho hud long since dis
covered the futility of trying to educate the
ignorance of the world.
The nest time I met Foster was in Omaha,
where he was employed as editorial writer
on the Republican during the Wilcox
regime. Our association at DesMolnes had
established a bond of acquaintance, aud as I
had au honest Interest in the man and his
theory, ho talked more freely about himself
than I bad ever heard him before. Foster
had been on the platform for many years
lecturing on scientific subjects, and had
then taken to newspaper work. His theory
of the weather is based on the belief that all
the planets aro surcharged with electricity.
Ho believes that electrical energy Is the only
force in the universe, though It appears to
uslnmodlforms. Hence when two planets,
in their flight around tho sun, comu nearer
each other by several million miles tho re
sult Is an electrical disturbance. When tho
earth happens to bo one of these planets' the
electrical disturbance results in a storm.
Foster's plan, therefore, Is to compute tho
movements of the sun, tho planets and tho
moon. Dy ascertaining wheii these will ap
proach the earth he fixes the date of his elec
trical disturbances or storm period. The
severity of the storms vary uccordlng to the
size or tho number of the planets whoso elec
trical force Is uctiug on that of tho earth.
Knowing what wodoubout electricity, Fos
ter's theory Is not such a very unreasonable
one, und if we onco accept tho proposition
that the planets are overflowing with elec
tricity, the theory Is exceedingly plausible.
I quizzed Foster about various proposi
tions that ho advanced, but he had a ready
unsw er for every objection. It was evident
he had given tha matter long and careful
study, and he was loaded for just such at
tacks. The walls of his editorial den were
hung with (.'hurts, aud in a corner stood a
rudo contrivance to represent tho solar sys
tem. At tho top of a stundard was a ball
reprinting tho sun. At varying distances
fiom the sun were tin circles to represent
tho orbits of the planets. Tho hitter wero
represented by smaller balls, each having a
lg that went through convenient holes in
the tin orbits. By this simple contrivance
the philosopher could change tho positions of
the planets from time to time aud have au
adjustable model ef our 6olar system.
Why does every pair of lovers in society
dtem it necessary to deny their engagement
lifter It has actuully been entered upon I Tho
butterflies seem to think It a pretty comedy
aud they ullpluy star parts in the little per
formance, Of course the devotion of two
youug people prominent in society will at
tract attention and cause comment long bo
fore an engagement ensues. Hut after the
sentimental contract is made why lib ubout
it and protest vehemently uud repeatedly
that "tuint so" Ono can imagine proud
souls us resenting tho unwarranted InquUls
tlveness of friends und gossips, but even that
hardly justllles lying. Homo ono might set
tho fashion of treating the curious rubble
with a lofty disdain that would dlsconceit
them and cust doubt in their inferences. It
would at least be a change Ironi the pieseut
style of falsehood,
Any one who has visited the site of the
worlds fair must be Impressed with the col
nssul courage of those Chicugo people. Tho
outside woild umlei stands that the tuir is lo
cated In Juckson pin k, but to the visitor it
iooks us though they hud chosen u most un
promising tnndhaiik just outside the park
for tho main buildings. Kverythlug Is chaos
now. From tho pork proor one looks out
over n sandy waste stretching back from the
lake for several hundred feet without a tree
or a bladb of grass. At ono place a steam
shovel or dredge Is scooping out a big ditch
from the lake, and elsewhere the sand is
reared in hot, unsightly hummocks, It
looks llko mi ImiHissiblo feat to make this
beach a sightly and presentable place for tho
fair, but the Chicago people have sworn to
do It, and do it they will leyond doubt. Tho
Job Is a colossal one, and their courage par
takes of Its magnitude. The frame work of
several of the main buildings is already up,
and somo of them aro set back from tho Inko
shore among tho trees. Tho statu buildings
have bejn located in what Is properly Jack
son park, mid many of IU lino tress will havu
to bo sacrificed. Nebraska has secured a
conspicuous slto on tho left of ono of the
main entrances, where its building will 1 o
seen by nil who pass in that way.
Ilov. Mr. Hurchard of "rum, Ilomanlsm
and rebellion" memory is dead. You may
know nothing of that gentleman, but he
elected 0 rover Cleveland president of these
United States. Tho election of 1SS-1 hinged
upon tho result in Now York state. Maine's
friendliness for Ireland had won several
thousand Irishmen to his cause, and ho was
In a fair way to carry the empire state.
Of course a great msjorlty of tho Irish
o ters wero Catholics. Just lioforo tho elec
tion six hundred clergymen cillcd on Maine
In New York and Mr. Hurchard, lielng the
oldest among them was chosen as their
spokesman. Ho made an addresi to tho re
publican leader, expressing their devotion
to his candidacy, and In tho course of It tho
old minister stigmatized tho democracy as
tho representative df "rum, Hoinaiilsm and
rebellion." The effect was llko au electric
hock. Tho democratic papers and sK.akers
took It up and pretended that tho ullltero
stlvo remark represented Mr. Maine's sentl
incuts. Of course the catholics were indig
nant ut having their religion classed with se
cession and whisky, anil they deserted the
republican leader. Cleveland carried New
York by only 1047 votes. In all human
probability Main would have cai ried It and
lieen president but for the II. It. It. remark
of Hurchard. The incident shows how im
portant may be the results flowing from a
trilling bit of fanaticism.
How fast a horse may u clergyman own
A Methodist conference over In Iowa has
disciplined a good brother for the offense, of
owning a speedy roadster. Now horses ure
fast only by comparison. Kveryequlne beast
is faster than some and slower than others,
Now the query arises, How speedy a nag
may a minister own without fracturing tho
clerlcul proprieties Clearly the Iowa confer
ence did not do a finished job. It should
have fixed u gait say about WW for the
mile and thus In effect have said to its mem
bers: Thus fast may yo go, but no faster.
There are more ways than ono of looking
at a thing. When tho average person sees u
young woman putting in ten hours at a type
writer Is likely todeploro tho long hours nnd
the stooping of tho shoulders; and the young
girls themselves! One of them, when these
things wero mentioned tho other day, said:
"I don't mind that so much as I do tho fact
that It will In time spoil my hands' I think
there Is nothing prettier than taper lingers
do you I The constant striking on the keys
of n typewi Iter with tlie ends of tho lingers
blunts and spreads them, and In time makes
them look as square as the lingers of a girl
employed in hard manual labor. You can
see the elfect in my own hands. I iiio-tTy use
the first and second lingers in striking the
keys. See the difference between tlieui and
the third and fourth lingers. There is no
way I know of to prevent this effect on the
lingers except oh, no, not yet! but he isn't
bail looking, aud lie is a pleasant man to
work for."
Women aro getting mure consideration
every day in this glorious country of ours.
In New York a number of tho leading banks
are making special efforts for the deposits of
women, and tho result has beeu very grati
fying. In two or three cases banks have fit
ted up building in such manner that female
iwtrons need not come in contact with male
deiwsitors. They have their own entrances
aud windows, also toilet and waiting rooms.
The wits have often made merry at tho exs
penso of these women, nnd have written up
somo real as well as many imaginary stories
of the woy women "make a mess of It" In
the banking business. It has been charged,
for example, thut women aro so busy with
drawing out funds that the often forget to
deposit money for future withdrawal. There
Is the venerable joke of the woman who said
to Ler husband: "Why, my money is all
gone, und my check look Is not half used
up." There Is the other grayhalred veteran
about arlstocratlo women who order the bank
to send money to their houses as though It
were so much sugur or silk. It has been
charged thut women ure apt to overdraw
their accounts on the strength of their hus
bands' known responsibility, thinking thut
susceptible bank otllclals will not refuse their
checks. They have been accused of jiestur
lug tellers with checks for trilling sums. It
has been said that they are always surprised
when their deposits ri e exhausted nnd that
they invariably distrust the banks figures.
The fact remains, however, thut tho banks
which get tho most of these deyosits show no
desiio to get lid of them, but aro after moie.
While it may not be equally us cheap, the
engraved invitation or calling card Is rapid
ly taking tho place of the cheap looking nnd
time worn printed goods. There is some
thing rich and nrtfstiu looking ubout them.
They have the appearance of chaste and re
fined taste uud lu themselves speak volumes
for the party using them. Nothing liner can
bo had. And us to tho price well , there's
not a gieat difference between tho printed
aud engraved, Tho art of copper plate eu
gi living has gotten into so many hands In
tho Inst few years that competition has
greatly reduced tho price, so that tho gener
al public has accepted tho best at a little
mm o expense In preference to tho cheaper
work turn out on a printing press. All en
graved work Is stamped by hand, engraved
by hand and likewise Is hand finished, whllo
the printed stationary generally comes from
a steam power pics. Tun Cot) hi Kit olllce,
as has boon tho caw for seven years, Is head
quarters for all classes of society work, either
printed or engraved and Its samples of work
dono in tho past show just the workmanship
that wo furnish on all aiders. In printed
caids wo hovo tho choicest styles from ono
dollar tier hundred upward, while lu tho fin
est uinirnveil work we liirnlsh one hundred
cards nnd a specially engraved plate fort
f'J.SO, which is Just fifty cents cheaper than
Is charge 1 by Chicago houses that furnish
the siiiio grade of engraving and cards.
Tho stock used in all our engraved work Is
strictly llrst class and tho very best quality
that money can buy. As to prices of our
finest engraved Invitations, they range from
about ten dollars a hundred upward, depend
Ing altogether on tho number of lines neces
sary to bo engraved. Lincoln ladles llko the
fair sex of other cities aro gradually accept
ing the engraved work lu preference to that
formerly used. Seven years ugo compara
tively few of our ladles used an engraved
calling curd today over one-hulf of their
calls aro mado with them. After tho Urst
order Is given, tho plato Is tho property of
tho customer and may be left with us for
safe keeping, after which each 1(X cards cost
mill f I.. 111. This price, after tho plato Is
once engraved, Is fully us cheap as a good
printed card. Wo aro always glad to show
our samples aud fully explain tho work.
Indies ure invited to cull.
A. C. Anson, captain and manager of tho
Chicago club, whoso picture npjiear on this
this page, In now the biggest man in the
base, ball business. With a team of Colts, ho
will prohaby U-ut the veteran clubs of the
National League lu their rnce for tho pen
nant of lb'Jl. Anson was born in Marshal
town, la., uud bus been u prominent figure
on the ball field for many years. His base
ball career began with amateur nines of his
native city, in lSG'J. He remained, an ama
teur until tho end of the season of 1S7D.
Ills first professional engagement was with
the Forest Citys of 1 lock ford, III., lu IsTl.
Almost from tho start Anson was a brilliant
success us an all 'round player. He gained
such a reputation while with the Forest
Citys that he was engaged III Vi by the
Athletic Club of Philadelphia, I'u., which
was at thut time the champion organization.
Anson remaiued with the Athletics until the
close of tho season of IS.'!. In lSttl, how
over, he went to tho Chicago club, where he
has been ever since. As manager and cap
tain , Anson lias few if any equals, and
certainly no superior In the profession. His
value as a player, captain aud manager, can
not be overestimated, us may readily be
judged by the able way in which he has,
during tho past year brought his experimen
tal team to the front lu tho National Leaguo,
and kept them there nearly the whole of the
season, despite tho great odds he has had to
contend against. St. Louis Sporting Sews.
For months and mouths, nye, years, the
State Jon null's Sunday edition has secured
much of its reiort of society doings from the
columns of Tin: Couitiun, very often taking
them liodlly without even a change of word
ing. Oft times tlio mistakes that are bound
to occur in getting lists of names also appear.
THE Couuieu has all friendly feeling tor its
able contemporary anil has never before
raised an objection but it does not seem to
be treating tills paper with proper courtesy
to continually use its reports without giving
the ci edit due. If the Journal would occas
ionally appropriate uu item there would le
nothing said, In fact wo are willing to as
sist them to that extent, but to make It a
weekly practice Is taking advantage of good
iiatuio The Couuieu has two reorteis
out all neck gathering social news for which
it pit) s them well. Why then should the
Journal not do likewise if thuy want to
cover the same fleldl Certainly they can uf
foul it as well as The Cot' 111 tit.
Special Co u it mi Correspondence.!
Nr.W Youk, Sept. !'(. "Nero," an Italian
drama lu live acts, by Cossa and (leolettl
nud worded into English for lllclmrd .Mans
field by T. ltiisscll Sullivan, was pioduced at
the Harden Theatre on Monday liefoio a
large audience. Tho play Is consistent, dig
fillled and on tho whole well wiltteu. Mr.
Mansfield's Nero Is tho Jaded, vicious1 callous,
rowaully CVsar handed down by history to
(gnoiiilsy a Co-sor whoso bestial Instincts
have lieen sated with lustful caprice whoso
loves are sensual and tigerish, hlsouly redeem
Ing quality being tho lovo of art. Hill Nye's
first attempt at comedy, "Tho Cadi," was
seen for the llrst tlmo in Now York also on
Monday, at tho Union Square Theatre.
Tlipmts Q. Seabrooko apcared 111 the title
role, a personage supposed to represent Nyo
himself. Ho has more Hues than Hamlet uud
Is made up as n bald-headed, red-nosed, thin
vlsaged uud spectacled Individual w ho says
funny things In a quaint manner. John J.
McNnlly's newest force comedy, "Hoys and
Girls," i oceived Its llrst Metropolitan repre
sentation on Monday at tho 1'ark Theatre.
It Is made up of such antics as boys uud gll Is
are'i'ommouly supposed to do and Is suto to
repeat the success achieved on tho road,
John Douglas' "Darlington's Widow" has
also made its Metiopolltuti debut timing tho
wfeek at the Columbus Theatre It has
material for a good play. Tho fun of the
piece consists of the attempts of Adonis
Featherlleld aud Mrs. Darlington to hide
from each other the fact that euch one has a
stelichlld a boy and n girl who aro older
than themselves, and the attempts of Mr.
Feathenleld to marry his daughter Fellclte
toi Captain Compass. Sydney Itoseiifeld's
new play, "Tho Club Friend," lu which
Roland Heed Is playing ot the Star Theatre,
Is doing a very poor business and will proh
abljj not servo tho talented comedian For
soma years everybody has been looking
toward Mr. Hosenfeld to write a great play,
but lie has misted Are once more and will
hayi to try again. "The Soudan," at tho
Acajlemy, is also doing badly aud the play
wllljnot have as long a New York run as wus
oUofted to It. Neither will "Nlobe," at the
Hljoii, which shows unmistakable signs of
weakening. "Tno Struggle of Life," at the
Standard, and "The Dancing Girl," ut the
Lyceum, at llrst not well recelvtd, have
both Jumped Into popular favor.
'he uuthorsof "Tho Charity Hall" and
uora luuuue) urougui 10 me construc
tion of "Men and Women" cousumate ability
in dj-umutizatiou. Perhaps no two men at
prefent writing for tho American stage pov
gesso similar aptitude lu literary composl
tiorj'nud a like knowledge of diamatlc pre
requisites. DeMille uud Helasco form a
singularly fortunate combination, their long
acquaintance with the practlcol of the theat
rical profession ndded to their acknowledged
creative ability and lightness of touch, giv
Ingtheiu a decided advantage over most
playwrights who write plays as they write
books. Their work Is invariably skillfully
done nud is withal distinguished by Its artis
tic finish. "Men and Women" is a fit com
parison of the earlier pieces. A simple story ,
not strikingly original, Is told m a way that
must charm the most collotis nnd Indifferent.
There nro no iridescent flights of genius,
rather a steady stieoni of llne-tait. HialUm
is the end sought for and In the successful
attainment ot the desideratum there Is no
sacrflce of the subtlety which is sometimes
supposed to accompany only the ideal. Hu
mor in its purest strain ss blended with leal
lathos harmonizing perfectly, anj the story
of real life Is told us only aitists can tell it.
The basis of the narative is the loss of valua
ble bonds from the vault of the Jefferson
National bank and from this somen hat com
monplace beginning is woven it natural uud
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reasonable story with tho Interest always
centered In thu batik, around which tho
shadow of bankruptcy seems Inqiendlng.
Defalcation nnd liilrlunn urn Invnlv-.ti ,.iii,
love and matchmaking and seriousness Is
mingled with fun. It Is it ploy with wrong
doing without a villain. Kven tho defaulter
Is raised from self lninsed Infamy to n mor
al horn. Tho tone throughout Is elevating.
".Men and Women" Is a play tho seeing of
which leaves one with a more exalted Idea of
mankind with mow consideration for man's
liillrmltles. 'TIs too bad tl ero aro not mom
such. Charles Frohnmn, under whoso dlrco
tlon It was produced, following the custom
which ll'is mildo Ills uomn vtiiuieiiiinw will.
excellence, has selected Ids cguinny with
uu u nun iineiiiguiice, tho ladles and gentlo
nieu to whoso euro tho pleeo is committed lire
ill eveiv wuv calculali4l tmlii li r..ll
and TiikCouiiiku but echoes tho Judgment
of every person who wus ut tho Funko Mon
day night, when It u)h that no more llnlshed
lieiiormancoiioseter lioen seen lu the city.
It tanks with "Tll.l rinn-ltu II..II It v
Sothern uud his supiwrt In "Lord Chumley"
nnd Kobson'M "Henrietta" nud It has somo
points siiierlor to them oil. There nro no
"stars" in the compunyi neither aro thorn
any sticks. All nro capable actors. Miss
Lleuuor Tyndalo familiar to Lincoln theatre
KOersthroiiL'h lu.riiiltii.tb,, wi, i,.hui.....
undoali" and other productions and who
iiussmsvs it iioumo interest with many through
her lehitloiishlp to tho Wcsterman family of
tills CltV WIIH UlVlll H V'nrv ....r.ll.l . .1....
the iwkji taut 10I0 ot "Mis. Koto Delo-
neiu. one devilled honors very evenly with
"Agnes Itodmon," K)r(roytsl by Miss Ksther
Lynn, who inorred her otherwise effective
acting by Indistinct speiiklng. Tho tatter's
fuliitlng scene lu the third ait was thorough
I)' oilgiiial; so much sous to effect tho rlsi
Millies of a iinrtfnn ut 1 1 ... ...,,ii...... i.
-- .......i-uiv. tv
could not bo culled unnatural, however.
mo minor iimuie paits were uniformly well
taken. Mr. Hardy Vernon us "Mr. Stiil
tnuif1 succeeded ndmlrablv In iiu ili.n ..
cold blooded, hard hearted attorney with
seiiiMi.inumis miner a II lendly and pleasing
exterior In tho third act his was a tr)lng
position : llllt he SUsttlne.1 lilnmolr iv..ll
Tho "Governor Hodman" of Mr. Theodore
nummon, with ids Imtiertublllty and cool
mss, his gentleness uud manly bearing was a
telling bit of staue ait. Mr. f)iilin r..,...
seiited tho president of the bank in a way
wiui ieu nun, 10 io ueslreil and Mr, Hyron
Douglas as tho cashier n.ude thu most or n
dllllciilt part. "Zuchiiry T. Kip," Mr. Thus.
J. Wise, the Jovial ccngiessmoii from New
Jersey guve us something new uud frtsh and
wus ultogether enjoyublo, his entcrviow with
the widow being particularly entertaining.
"Sam Dclufleld," just a bit suggestive of
ton" were equal to their parts and not a sin
gle churrcter wus in Incoiwblo hands. The
climax of excellence InMen and Women" is
in tho third act, tho midnight meeting of the
bank directors. It Is tho culmination of
stage realism und there uro few more effec
tive hci-ueH In the whole realm of modem
theatricals. It Is it pleasure to tto nble to say
that the phty in every woy deserved tho at
tention It recelvtd In this city.
Every vocunt seat ut tho Klllike Wediies
duy evening reprtsenttd somebody who
wnsn't"in it." Tho audience while not
small was not us largo us Itshoiild have been.
"Mr. Wilkenson' Widows" Is tho story of
the complications which ensued after tho
deuth of Mr. of Mr. Wilkeiisou, who llko Jim
Hludso hud two wives, ono lu ISdluburgh
and one In Iondou The IJilluburg wife was
Inclined to flirt. After the demise of Wil
kinson both wldowk runarrled and Major
I'. Ferguson Malloiy a gay lotharlo, creates
it sensutlon by recounting to tho huslwiid of
the Loudon wife, the Innocent one. tho story
of his little affair with the former Mrs.
Wilkinson. Of course tho husband Imagines
that his wifo Is the ono Implicated and from
this follow h a story of misunderstanding in
which affairs Income hopeltssly tangled.
Miss Essie Tllttell, "Mrs. I'erclvnl IVrin"
the innocent widow won applause for her
superior work. Tho otlur widow, Nina
Heyward did not do so well, but then so
much was not expected. Frank Norcrcs ,
"Mr. 1'ercival I'errln" had a keen npprecla
tlon of the inabilities of his psrt and his
creation was delightfully facile. Neil
O'llrlen made a jovial and taking "Mullory"
with his smiling visage and eosy laugh.
"A Trip to Chinatown" was given its sec
ond performance in Lincoln at the Funko
Thursday evening. It is the same conglom
eration of Inconsistencies as of yore, with tho
same doubtful humor and brood suggestions.
This afternoon at 'J o'clock the (loldeu
organization will give a grand ladles and
children matinee. The piece selected Is
"The Little Duchtss" a very clever comedy.
To night the engagement close with "Our
Hachelors." The company engaged to in
terpret these plays ore of the best available
talent. Matinee juices are child ren 35 cents
adults SO cents.
nOKItlHO.N I.N KAl'hT.
That powerful American actor, Mr. Lewis
Morrison, will be seen at Funke's Tuesday
evening in n version of that part of Goethe's
fmmoital Faust which tells the story of Mar
guerite. The study of Faust Is elaborate and
carries the proiier impression of austere
gloom, and the (city quuie Is very clever.
Hernnrd's Jewel business is placed lu Mar
querite's room, but Mr. Morrison adopts the
device of the ojiera and puts it in the giiideu,
which is set almost precisely in the same way
but very hindsoniely. The "square of the
fountain," in Niirenburg, with the spires and
roof of the iity thrown into high relef
against the sunset ky, is u ry handsome
scene. The fourth act 1 on the summit of
the Hrockeii mountain, and is remarkably
striking. Very few ploys other than those,
which weie itvowcdly spectacles and little or
nothing more, ever having beeu produced In
this countiy, with equal seenlo mid median
leal eluboi oteness.
Few American peoplo have won the suo
cess uud admiration that has been mvordisU
this great military drama, and although In
Its third season, Its popularity remains un
diminished. It Is needless for Tin: Co uiiicu
to Introduce tho company to Lincoln theatre'
goers, but an extract from tho Now York
lleroUl which opoars below will prnvo
ample recommendation for its merits this
season: "Shenandoah" Is a far better play
thou "Henrietta." Tho second nnd third
acts show us it charming view of tho Shen
andoah Valley and the Interest deepens until
it culminates lu u distant buttlo scene and
tho temporary defeat of the Federals, The
retreat of the Union forces is lBKtttarM ef-
fMHTft Ttf frmfnir TVIwarm "!'
the gallery tho verdict Is the same. I He
Shena iiilooh Vulley scene Is admirable staged
and Sheridan's rfdo down tho ranks causes
an explosion in tho house," Shenandoah
will be at the Funke's Wednesday oveuim;.
Who Is there that knows anything about
tho stage or that goes to tho theatre that
docs not know of Frank Daniels) Lovers of
pure comedy thut huvo seen the greater
number of success.- remember Mr, Daniels In
all his varied triumphs. Starting In ten
years ago lu Atkinsons Kletrlcul Doll, then
as "Spoil" In a ling Hah)' and in-i hups u
half dozen other successful characters. Ho
has always been that Jolly, good mitured
and clever entertainer. Daniels has a pe
culiar stylo of acting that actually belongs
solely to him. His every move is quaint and
unlike any one else, uud his dialogue is pe-
cullorly his own. Others have tried to Imi
tate him, but made a dismal failure of It
notably Charlie Heed In the Hag llaby, this
play by the way having lost Its brilliancy
abandoned by Hoyt shoitly after Pun lets
took tho road as a -tor. Likewise tho charac
ter of Johny lloblo Twit lu the ''Elo ctrlcal
Doll" which character he made famous anil
dietl with his withdrawal from tho company.
The Couuieu has watched Mr. Daniels'
course from the start, and his sitccesstst .
everywhere have placed him in tho front
rank with America's most celebrated, comedy
artists. Ho w 111 lie seen at Funke's Friday
evening, supported by clever cast lit tho
greatest success of his career "Little I'uck,"
which was seen at Fuuke's last season anil
gave universal satisfaction.
Arthur H. Chase is building another New
York theatre on paper.
The Minnie Hauk Opera Company U-gau
its tour at the Chicugo Grand Opera House
Oossip has It that Murle Jansen, Just re
turned from Europe, is to marry II, C, Has.,,
of Hiiss ale fame.
Edward Hariignu has begun rehearsals on
his new play, yet unnamed, which will Iw
put on when "Hellly uud the -U0" begins to.
McKee llaiiklu has become it grandfather,
his daughter Gladys, now Sirs. Sydney
Diew, having presented her liege lord with a
bouncing baby boy.
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