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Vot,. 6 No 44
Most of us enjoy Interesting Incidents
nliotit current celebrities. There is onu nbout
Jmnes Whltconib Riley's trlpto Kuroixj. At
tlio Inevitable concert on the steamer Riley
wns down for his humorous readings mid ho
was Introduced to thoaiidlencons tho Hoosler
poet. At the breakfast tablo tlio next morn
ing two Englishmen noro overheard discuss
Iiir lilm. From hid iiiiino tho caiiclmleil ho
nnsnu Irishman, nnd from a word used In
his Introduction thoy decided ho must ho In
the hosiery trade. Hut Hint's not the story I
started to tell. It reminds mo of ono of HI
ley's told nt mi eastern town In which thu
writer formerly lived. Tlio jtoot gnvo an
evening of his characteristic tendings, a
mingling of humor nnd pnthos, and after the
entertainment ho took part In n bnniiiet
which tho lending youiiR men not up In his
honor. Of course It was a season of story
tellliiR. Rlloy enlivened thu feast with sev
eral amusing yams nnd tlnnlly announced
ono npproiirlnto to Decoration Day which
was drnwInR near.
Tho Hoosler rhymster was In Indlanaiiolls
ono memorial day, and on his wny to tho
cemetery overtook nn old farmer. Thoy
struck up an acquaintance, and tho farmer
explained why ho always enmo to Indianap
olis on Decoration day. Ho had a boy who
wanted to ro into tho army. Tlio parents
refused to let him ro, but tho boy finally ran
away from homo and enlisted. Ho mado a
good soldier, but was fatally wounded lu
battle. When It became certain ho would
die the father was sent for, and their part
was one of tho mkIbcciicj so numeroilsnt that
time. Tlio son begged Ills father's forgive,
new and sent a tender message to bis mother.
Ho asked to bo burled in tho city Instead of
tho country, so that ho might Ho near his
comrades. If you have over heard Riley
and noted his infmltablo mimicry1 you can
imagine how effectivo ha mado tho story.
Ho assumed the farmer's tone, but probably
amplified tho old man's story in dwelling on
tho young soldiers patriotic fervor and hero
Ic death. He filled tho narration with u m
thos that drew a suspicious moisture to every
eye about the table and brought out several
handkerchiefs to smother involuntary snuf
fles. It was an directing story up to this
point and the sympathies of tho listeners had
responded to tho story teller's art. Just be
fore dying tlio soldier boy asked Ins father to
care for his grave and see that it was kept
green. "An' by goshl" concluded the old
farmer with earnest emphasis, "I'm goin' ter
do it If I havo ter pnlnt It!" Imngltio tho
magical change nt that bampjet board.
Riley, very unfortunately, lias u bump of
conviviality that geta away with him occa
sionally and that is said to have been the
cause of Rill Nyo's separation from him in
their platform business. At this banquet,
however, the poet refused to touch wine, nnd
In explanation he said that when ho drank
liquor ho made n business of it.
Among other stories told by the western
genius was ono of his playing tho rolu of a
blind painter. When a young man ho was n
sign painter, and he once started on a tour
of Indiana with ono other Rohemlan. On
striking u town Riley was led about among
the business places by his companion, who
represented him to be blind mid yet ublo to
iwlnt signs. After picking up such orders ns
they could many, no doubt, given purely
out of sympathy they retlied to soinu con
venient building and Riley finished the signs.
No doubt tlio word painter did good work
for his patrons.
It innkes a difference. A generation ago
Grover Cleveland's father was a struggling
Presbyterian minister In New Jersey and
when another youngster was added to his
family the news was not sent out by tele
graph, and It Is quite possible that even the
local paper neglected to mention tho event.
The minister's son was presented with a
daughter the other duy, and nresto chain?!
The news of her arrivul was wired all over
the country. It was an event and was made
the subject of ondless newspaper comment.
The New York papers gavo up column after
column to It. 'I hey reviewed the life of the
-president and his wife for the past six
months, exKsed Mrs. Cleveland's hopes,
gave a diagnosis of the weather with a
schedule of the number of hours she was jer
mltted to sit on tho front "stoop," described
the Cleveland home down to the color of the
door mat and embalmed the blonde mus
tache of the butlerlin Imperishable histoiv.
Tho reading public had a sketch In black and
white of Mr. Cleveland's fears and the doc
tor's air of mystery. A tcore of politicians
united in a symitoslum of comment from
which it may be inferred that tlio new orrl
val was a political event. Then there was
nn account of papa and mama's courtship
and wedding, Including the inevitable bridal
trousseau. And so on ad nauseum. There
is ono happy reflection in all this. The read
ers were inflicted with those old chestnuts,
the pictures of tlio father and the mother,
but none of them attempted a portrait of
the infant. One may be inclined to deplore
me uei-mieiice oi ewerpriso in uie American
press, but we will survive it this once.
Who said there was no sentiment in poli
tics! When tho republicans of New York
nominate J Mr. J. Sloat Pussett for governor
ho turned to his wife and kissed her, mid the
party organs are booming their candidate on
the strength of that kiss. In the eternal fit
ness of things why shouldn't a goo! Im-lmud
make a good governor I And now the Ohio
democrats are trying to work the same rack
et on their candidate. Mr. Campbell cimio
home from a campaign tour the other day
and his wife met him nt the deiot. She
greeted him with n kls-"right before tho
whole crowd," the telegraph assures ue-uiid
tlio ttvniocrntio press nio making the mbtt of
It. Tims nro tho waste places of sordid
everyday political strife lieautllleil with lit
tle lioiiquetlets of sentimental gtih. Don't
mlsiinilei stand. Thero can bo no particular
objection to thu display of affection between
husband and wife, but this thing of using it
n a campaign Mulxlub Is the sickening ivirtof
t'nibrellns and their vnulshlng abilities
were the subject of conversation tho other
dny, when ono of tho group otTcrcd this bit of
curious information: "Do you know thoro
ore fellows In Now York city who make n
buslnci's of picking up lost umbrellas and
imrnsolsi They got onto these fellows In tho
cars running across tho Iirooklyti bridge.
Tho articles left lu tho cars will nverago
about threo n day, and It is an ex Id thing that
umbrellas and tmrasols are the most numer
ous of nil tho forgotten articles. Several
sneaks mado n btislneis of riding across tlio
bridge at frequent intervals and watching
for n clinnco to sw ipo lost things, nnd proba
bly to steal others. One of them mado n
socinlty of rain and sun shades. Tho train
men havo been watching the thing lately,
and thoy havo arranged the majority of tho
eoplo Into three elasso. They nrn strangers
who aro absorbed In seeing the sights, mar
ried women, nnd gentlemen accompanied by
After all, icrhnps they linvo n better way
across tho water of doing somo things. For
examplo, just recall tho number of embar
rassments you have suffered in hunting up a
hostess ntn largo social gathering to pay
your resjiects before leaving. Think of your
awkwartlnoss In trying to framo somo new
remark to express your obligation, though
you generally vlng In "delightful evening,"
"very, very enjoynblo time". And then,
when the hostess tins been assisted by half a
dozen relatives lu receiving and they nil ex -lect
a parting platitude ye godsl what an
Insufferablo tyranny society puts ujkjii us.
Thanks to good sense and an English exam
ple tho graceful old world fashion of mak
ing a quiet exit In coming into stylo in tills
country. When It pre vails wo shall assume
that all guests havo found pleasure in their
entertainment, and if they have not it will
not lie necessary to tell their hosts a misera
ble lie. At any rate, a guest will appreciate
a host's kindness and lotensibllltyof a social
obligation quite as fully as though ho shook
hands with Ills entertainer beforo leaving,
madon blundering attempt to thank his
host only to throw that party into confusion
and then backed awkwardly into a hull lmt
rock before making hl escojui.
One of these days society will teach us how
to say goodbye without waking It nu ordeal
of misery, ami; It Is to be hoped It will nlso
tell mankind when not to say goodbyo. My
friend Quiz was golug awny recently on a
short pleasure trip, and ono of tho papers
hapiHMied to make a mention of it before lie
got nway. All that day was a nightmare to
his sensitive souL The Inoulrles nnd well
wishes of friends may be pardonable, but It
did seem as though every casual acquain
tance of his turned up tbat day, and every
last fellow seemed to think it his duty to bid
him goodbye These men had read the nows
paper Item, which told where Quiz was go
ing, but every last one of them made him
tell it over again. Then they wanted to
know how long ho was to bo gone, whether
on business or pleasure and by what routes
he would travel. Now, most of tho casual
acquaintances had no interest in his move
ments, but they all went through u stereo
typed form from force of habit. After go-
niK iiirougn mis caieciih.ni they advanced,
grasped the prcspecti ve ti aveler's hand and
almost without exception wi-hed him n
pleasant journey. Having gone through
with this formula they assumed the nlr of
men who had discharged a duty, turned to
their work and banished Quiz from lulnd.
I here were a few exceptions. An ink- I
ling of the absurdity of this performance had I most capable of preparing something Inter
creej.! Into the noddles of several men, but .estlng on that city-Muiat Halstead-lllus-the
force of habit was strong, and o they ! trated by sketches by Jncassy, who visited
Ytiiii. .. iicu ii i i-nciied me iiaiiu-
nimninK, i-mii-juuM-iieiiniii irrp siuge or
tho proceeding these men dodzed. Thev
asked what train Quiz would take. On be
ing answered ended the farce with the re
mark, "Well, I'll see you again," and walked
off about their own business at though they
had relieved their consciences. Now, what
is thero in human nature. In American hu-
miin nature, that makes us act as though it
were and lni)eratlve duty to bid n formal
..iCu m me must casual ocqu nuance about I
.... ujuu,,,-, it surely was not in-
wu.ur,.... inn I'muiii curse, nun society ones
humanity n debt of reform I" this mutter.
Lady-Aren't you afraid, my boy, thnt If
,w,. ,,,,,, hi iiiosun witnout yoiir hat on
you will get tnnnedr
Johnny-Nop. pn ain't nt homo nnd
mil s got rheumatism of the arm. Truth.
See what Herpolsheimer fe Co., have in
clonks, dies goods and millinery, Prices
a3f?,:'S 7 v A
Lincoln. Nichwasica, Saturday. Octohuk lO, lcOl.
Tlio opening nrtleto of the Century for Oc"
tolier Is tho clodng one of Mr. IC-minn's ser
ies, and in entitled "My t.mt Days InSllierlii."
Tho promised article by lllinm H. Maxim,
the Inventor, on ''Aerial Navigation" np-H-ars
lu this iiuiiiIht, and ronldois particu
larly thu question of tlio xwer requited for
aviation, Thu paxr In tlio Oold-Huntlng
Scries Is entitled "Tarrying In Nicaragua,"
nndlsiiiecordof the California trip in ISill,
ns told In tho letters of tho Into Roger H.
llnMwIn, Jr., one of n party of Yale gradii
ntcH who went to the Paclllc by this route,
In addition to the llnvor of gold-seeking, It
Is on nttrnctlvo account of tho country It
self: the text Is Illustrated, largely by draw
ings by (lllliort (liiul, inndo In Nicaragua,
Thero Is also n ci (Ileal essay by lMiiiuud
(losso on Rudyard Kipling which Is in tlio
nature of n review of his literary woi k in
proso nnd verso. A portrait of Mr. Kipling
Is tho frontispiece of Jtho number. Apropos
of Mr. Kennnn's closing article, tho editor
prints n brlof but significant extract fiom
thoprefaco of Mr. Kennan's forthcoming
volume, by way of reply to certain criticisms
of his paicn In tho Century.
Tho element of timeliness Is predominant
In the first three nrtlcles lu the October North
American Review. Tho first of them (lit
two parts) deals with that most interesting
question, "Can wo make it rain I" An nlllrm
atlvo answer is furnished by General Robert
O. Dyrenforth, who had charge of tho re
cent rain-making experiments in Texas.
The negative side Is strongly put by Profes
sor Simon Newcomb. Thu cause and prog
ress of tho civil war in Chile nrodescrllMxl by
Captain Jose Ma. SatitaCruz, Into command
er of tho Chilian niau-of-war "Hunsenr,"
who has been in tills country as n representa
tive of the now successful congressional par
ty. A very effective answer to the ques
tion, "Is Drunkenness Curable!" which wns
discussed by four medical expeits lu tho Re
view for Septcmlier, is furnished by John P.
Mines, LU D. (Felix Oldboyl, who depicts
graphically his own euro of tho disease of
drunkenness by the blchlorlde-of-gold meth
od of Dr. Keeley.
Scribuer'H Mtgiiliuo for October Is led by
tho fourth nrtlclo in the series on "Great
Streets of the World." The Illustrations for
this article aro by Ettoro Tito, a Roman nr
tlst. Tl.sro aro also several very entertain
ing out-of-door articles -Archibald Rogeis'
adventures In 'Hunting American Rig Game,'
nit. I 11. 1 f . T T t tit
"iiiHiur u. .s. limit suoii paper on
tho "Actions of Wounded Animals." which
spoi tsmeii will find of very practical Inter
est. The fiction of this I'suo includes a long
and amusing Instalment of "The Wrecker,"
by Robert Louis Stevenson and Lloyd Os
bourne; a detective story, "Captain lllack,"
by Charles K. Carry!; and a tilk of tho c!uh
sic days of Greece and Rome by Dr. Krust
Schottky, a German resident of Now Yoi k,
who originally wrote this tale lu his mother
tongue. A paper on "Carlyle's Polities" as
revealed lu his essays with xhmus and the
Point of View completes a strong number.
A new feature of the Cosmopolitan, mid
one which Is original with that magazine, is
the publication each month, In the forms of
fcot notes, of a number of little portraits
With brief bioKinphles of tho writers of tli
famous articles. An unusuul magazine fea
ture, and ono which will bo rend with avid
Ity by women who are curious regarding
Turkish life, Isnu at tide on "Modern Woin
en of Turkey," a Iteautiful description of
oriental life by Osman Hey, a distinguished
Turkish gentleman now visiting the United
States. Tho most tiuielv ai tide of tliM mini.
ber is u description of tlio New Desert Luke.
Tlio chief fentuiH ff tli nnml..,.. i.n. i..
an nrtlel.. nu r!n..inn..il n. . ...
viiiciunatl lor tliat pui'ose,
There nro three nrtlcles in the Atlantic for
October to which the leader will nt once
turn. First, to diver Wendell Holmes'
tribute to Juiiies Russell LoM, a poem
touching alike for the public sentiment of
gnei Hint it expresses as well as for the jtr-
sonal note of sorrow at the lo-s nt n fn..i..i
The next nrticle. Henrv I
o one s account of General Thomas. The
mini contribution which will command at
lenuoii is tlie paper by Colonel Thomas
Meiitnortlilllggiiison, on "Rmlly Dlckln
sou's U-tters". There m e a number of other
eutei taming aiticitsi. "Mr. Howell's Liter-
nry Cri-ed" furnishes the subject of n clo-lug I
paper full of that clever criticism in which I
me Atlantic excels.
T1, M . ,
I he .Magazine of American HUtory for
October forcibly Illustrates how a leading
monthly may Ivcome a public Iteiiefnctor us
weii iu an educator. "Hugh McCulIoch on I
Daniel Webster," j an excerp of sjieclnl in
terest. The longest article iu the number is
an able and scholarly study by Ritit Kvu.
end M. F. Hawloy. Then come- an enter
taining contribution jtertinent to the up.
prunciiing norms Kalr. Other attractive
articles Include "Napoleon Ilonapi.rte mid
Peace with Amei lea," a dimming paper by
Lnianuel Spencer, mid "(Imxl Tliin.- fr.....
(Dr. Johnson," by Hon. S. H. M. Riers. The i
nniuspiece wiismonui is a magnificent me- I
t iii-u fit.. ........ .. 1 ... ..
...,v w. ..w,, .,., i.u niHjiiv me time lie made
peace with America.
The Arena for October will delight thought-
fill progressive and wide awake x-ople, The
frontispiece Is a poi trait of James Russel
Lowell, taken fiom the latest Dhotor.n.iia .r
the great ioet. Geo. Stun art, D. C. L.. LL.
i., wntesinost nbly and entertainingly of
James Russell Lowell, this Iteing tlie second
oitheAlena seiies of mk-is on Anieilcun
KetH. Hamlin Garland lias a profusely II-
lust intcd ptperon the nrtlstlc woik of Mr,
ami .Mm .innicsA. Heine, mid criticises nt
length Mr I It-i no's most uotuhlo plays, Tho
story of the month Is very sti llilug and deals
with a timely subject, tint Convict Lenso
system of Teinieseee mid Is entitled ' A (linln
of Gold", thomithoi-M Miss Will Allen Drum
The October number of tho fuvoi Itu sport
lug magazine, Outing, Is n gem of uitlstlc
skill mid literary ability Thocponlng chap
ters of Wcnnna Oilman' now lacing story,
"Saddle and Sentiment," occupy the, leading
position, but from cover to cover the Oc
tolier iiumlici' Is full of Inteicstlng coutiibu
tlmis by well-known wrlteis. The publish
ers are to Ihi congratulated upon I ho success
ot their latest effort.
Tho Century has had in prepaiatlon for n
ye.ir or two a series of Illustrated articles on
"Tho Jews In New York," written by Dr.
Richard Whcatloy. They deal with many
phases of the subject, Including occupations,
foUlvnls mid feasts, family llfo and customs,
charities, clubs, amusements, education, etc.
Dr. Whcatloy has gathered tho materials for
these in iters In long and close study, and ho
has had the assistance of several well-known
One of the daintiest mid prettiest art
works received thus far this fall Is the
"Songs of the Sea" by Reynolds Real. It Is
a Inrgo book, oblong form, showing nrtlstlc
acquatle designs which for deft coloring and
neatness In arrangement Is beyond criticism.
With but one verse, and occasionally too, a
page Is decorated with K-autlfill oceanic
scenes no two aliko, each page showing dif
ferent coloring from that of the forgoing. It
Is a most excellent work and will bo lu great
ilemaud for pieseutatioiis, nnd more especi
ally near the holidays. Price fl.M. Fred
erick A. Stokes company aro tlio publishers,
IM Fifth avenue, N. Y. .May 1st had ot A.
T. Iteming A; Co's.
Mr. Richard Manslleld, tho most promis
ing, perhaps, of the younger school of Amer
ican actors, Is thu subject of a brilliant
sketch by John Ilarboy In Drake's .Magazine
forOctolier. The article Is illustrated with
drawings, by F. C. Drake, of Mr. .Manslleld
In his best known characters. "An Inno
cent Chaterou" is a clever novelette lu two
paits, tho first appearing lu tho current num
ber. Chas. B. Dowe, a veteran "ndvanco
agent," writes entertainingly of thu varied
experiences of llfo "on the road". "Quacks,"
tlio well-known humorous department, Is
alone worth the price of tho magazine, which
Is 10 c.tts a copy, or 1.00 n year. New
orn, u Maiikfort Mtreet.
Solid and substantial, yet bright mid
sparkling as usual, Is tho September uumlier
of "Fashion and Fancy." The romnntlo nnd
interesting Serial Story, "Mount Saint Mich
el," n tnlo of Old France, begun lu this nuin
Iter, brings vividly beforo our minds ono of
the tnest picturesque periods of French hls
toiy. "Letters of High State and Cere
mony," Is nu m tide brimful of Information,
nt once Interesting and hard to tlud, while,
ns usual, tho very Important departments of
"Fashion," "Household," "Fancy Work "
"Society On Dlts about Women," "Literary
and Art Go-sip," are thoroughly useful and
practical. Thu Foshlou Platen ore simply
Thu new fashion journals published by A
McDowell & Co., 4 West 11th Street, Now
York, are again on our table. The suneilnr
ity of tlie-e journals is abundantly shown on
aiislin. piibli.-otlon. iiiauv ladles civlntr it
thu preference It is replete with such styles
as are pationl.ed by the middle elns-es, its
designs being neat and plain, yet all of tho
richest character. The-e three monthly
journals claim to give tho earliest fashions,
and they are all printed in Paris. They con
tain lessons lu practical dressmaking, which
are of Incomparablu value and easy to under
stand. "Iwi Mode de Paris" and the "Album
ur- .msics are eacu f;i..w er annum, or .'W
llH cr a single copy. Smnnles cm lx nl..
t'""(,,i r " me house nt slnglu copy prices If
there Is ,tny dllllciilty
lu obtaining 'them
Of tho varims d lilies lu thu west that come
to t Imi Couiucit h exchingu table none seem
"r,Vrr,"oru!lm" t,,B Ht- Joll' AVics.
. U ',!'"' re'',,,l' flispand newsy sheet,
" """ "" k"""tou up, wen arranged and
if,broii,.lesthesentsof thuduy lu a concise
! M 'J""eezy styb Its telegram servlcu in ox
I cellent n Idle tl e local suir presents tho days
home dolngn extensively mid in readable
I. I. While, sjole 1'roprlelur.
Iu July Ibis) tho firm of Kruse fe White
cuii).osed of F. W. Kruso and P. S. White
was formed and located nt 110 O stieet.
Mr. Kruse's business Interests making It nee
essary for his removal to MliiM...n.nliw i,u
s.t0 l",s 1m?l" "iige.I by Mr. White, and
"'"'"'K that hu would not return to Lincoln
ngaln to reside perinanentlv. .Mr. Ktu, i,.-
MM llN l'"t to his partner. Conso-
"r".uJ M. nitu is solu owner of the
twkiitalklil.i(.l..ul I . .. . T
ed only a short time ago. The business will
j i.u coimuctisl at the old stand as formerly
and nlth Increase.) stock and the same cour
teous attention It Is hotel will continue to
pnister. Jir. rnsi Kiuse sou of theietlr
Ing partner, w reiimlu with the house.
thu grocer for new, pure
China firing every Thins Uy t Conserve
tory of Music. Kllth Rus,ell.
.......... ........ I.T 11...I..- f . .1 .. . 1 '
three, mid Is Intended for family ,,-e. It hZ ' .t,,w,,ro K"'rH. w". WnlIess of what has
...any styles for children, and Is only " , v r'J 7 " ,lw,ru,,Jct' "ru ,,ot -per
year; or 15 cents per copy & MndJ S1' "V '" 'T1'"0" t'"'t !t ""I "T1 w,,h
do Paris" Is an elegant journal, fl led with ll t-t Is. only ono moio i.roof that re-
i .i... ,...'.. ..' .. . ' ... ."" "lied comedy Mnimrec nted e sowhero than
is a great favo. Itu with ladles who v. to "'.J W BW WV:1 "'T "ly,,J,
keep posted lu the new styles as they come. , , ,'u N,7 V Vi&? ,'" H,"ld"K of thi"
out. "Album des Mo hJ Is m ,. L... i.: l'lnJ " ""'.V' Midi successes of tho kind
SpectaiMilar productions, at least as wo
seo them lu this part of tho country nro al
most alwujs disappointing) hence tho au
dience that assembled at the Funko Tuesday
livening to witness Lewis .Morrison's "Faust"
weui agreeably stirpilnsl. There have been
few few liner seetaeles seen In this city, and
mo (iniiuii llseir wns meritorious ton degree.
Mr. Moirisoii wasqulto successful lu his In
terpr.ttatlon of tho part of "Mephlsto," and
ho was sustained by talent that raised tint
entertainment far nUivo tint commonplace.
The mechanical elfts-ts, of which so much
was expected, were very null dono mid tho
piece was smoothly picsontcd. It Is not
strnugo that thu audleiicu was not larger, as
Lincoln thcutro goers nro unturally suspici
ous of this kind of theatricals, Should Mr.
Morrison bring his company heio again ho
will receive better treatment.
1 ho thrill that goes through tho audience
dm lug tho third net of "Shonnndoah" Is very
llkopatiiotlsui. It isnu Inspiring itlav. ami
thu tersoii who can sit unmoved through tho
various highly wrought situations has hut
llttloof tho "dlvlno, lire." It appeals alike
to tho patriotism and syiiimthy of tlio
audience and mi can readily understand
how, upon Its llrst production lu Now York
city with a coiiiNiuy of flnlxiicd artists,
magulllcluiit scenery, nu Immoiisuaiid highly
cultured audience, Including thu most noted
living American warriors, thoro nroso a
wave of patriotic feeling which swept ovor
the whole of what has been called tho Imost
un-American city on this continent. Those
who witnessed thu third presentation of
"Shenuudoah" In Lincoln at thu Funko Wed
newlay livening, saw but a faint semblcnce
of its original self. Tho words were there;
but everything else was changed. Still It
was it successful erformauce,aH)rformmico
that tho largo audience manifestly enjoyed.
There were many now faces In thocoiiiNiuy.
Percy Haswell's pint of two yours ago was
done by Virginia Marlowe, and as the gen
eral's daughter, sho win but llttlo Inferior to
thu Hi st named young lady, who mado such
an Impression here. Frank Dayton, M. I).
Maun mid Win L. Gleasou still appear III the
parts of "Kerchlvnl West" "Captain Heart
sease." and "Sergeant Ilnrket" rosectively,
and some, of the other characters are in
familiar hands. The company wits fur from
stiong; but the average was not unsatisfac
tory. Frank Daniels in "Llttlo Puck" was thu
attraction at thu Funko last evening. Tills
play Is too familiar to Lincoln jteople to nets!
comment. Itis always enjoyable, for .Mr.
Daniels is one of the most original comedians
on the stage, and this year thoro are some
new things in the old comody. Still It Is a
relief to learn that he is preparing to give
us a couple of fresh farces.
MONDAY KVKNINOH ATTIIACTI0N.
"The Old, Old Story," Is booked at the
Funkes, Monday evening, mid our theatric il
loving jteoplu will shortly h.ivu nu opixinuu
Ityof seeing a strong society comedy drama
which, when presented In Nuw York, met
with a complete success. This play has been
compared to "The Wife," "Thu Charity
Rail," "Men mid Women" nnd "Thu Henri.
etta," and Is another proof that the tastes of
the theati leal going jK-oplo does not run, as
has been Uo often said, to farco f-oniedy and
sensational plays. Tho success of "Thu Old,
Old Story" and plays of its nature lias Iteen
mo to tlie cultivated tastes of rl..ir
omen." "Tfie Henrinttji
"The Wife" mid "Tho Charity Hall" In mind
for compaiison, the judgment iuut bo that
these playwrights have mode, ft tticcetsful
Illlly Kmerson, the topular and mirth pro
voking minstrel king, supported ity Jack
navenys great minstrels will lie the attrac
tion at tlio Funkes Thursday evening lu onu
of tho most brilliant burnt cork and refined
specialty programs ever given on thu oeru
house stage. Mr Kmerson, wiio In himself
is a great drawing caidj has selected a com
puny of artists lu the various lines appertain
lug to a minstrel ;cnst that is of sulllclent
attraction to draw thu largest houses t-very-where,
the press of thu country shaking of
tlm nuw organization as Mug one of tho Itcst
now In-foru tlie public. The enteitaln
meiit Is chaste ami refined, thu musical num.
Iters being of a high order, mid thesjieelnltles
" """ "iiKinni wiiii mis C0lilxiuy. R
will be nu evening of fun for all that at
tend. MO.NOkOUUK EX COsTUMK.
Hy thuiequestof a largo number of Lin
coln's most prominent citizens, Mr. Flons
tau will give u dramatic iniiersoiiiitiou nt
Lincoln hotel dining room Thursday evening
at eight o'clock, where he will npi-ar iu
Aiercnani or Venice as Shylock, iu Hamlet I
ns iimniet, lu Charles I as Chillies. Mr.
Florestmi appealed Inst week iu Oinaliu
where he hud tin most prominent citizens of
the metropolis as an audience mid received
their endorsement as an actor of more than
ordinary ability. The n-of October sec
ond, sx.-aks of the entertainment in thorough
ly meritorious terms. No doubt our citizens
will enjoy a rich treat on Thuisdity night.
II fl.. ,, I. ,
..-.! l Hill ' ,....,,
... vnniiiiii isuiiiienv is WIIIIiiL'ii new .,!.... i
Steele Miickuye has written a play for
uingtry is to open the Fifth AenueThea.
tie New ork iu Jauusry.
Marie Jnnss-n's rumored engagement to
jouug Has., the Englishwoman, l said to
is -.iieu in ii vi
Pkicic Fivic Cicnts
Imi a Joke Invented by ICuguno Field mid hits
no found 1 1 Ion hi fact,
Crano lu "l'ho Soiinlor" Is bookl
Itthnt thu Funko.
Fanny Rico mid "A Jolly Hm prise," undo
n hit at Philadelphia last week,
OvIilii.MusIn, tho violinist, will nrilvo In
New Yoik from France, Oct. Ill,
N'lHoMcllonry'ssvisoiiln tlu H-nith has
proven a great success lu splto of warm
Gilbert mid Sulllvnu have burled tlm
hatchet and are again colah iratlug on a now
Public opinion in HaiiFiMiiclsco msmiis k
bu gradually changing iu favor of "Samuul
Geo. F. Million will closu his lour lu ".Mr.
Macaroni" Oct. ild mid Join the "Hoys and
Mngglo Mitchell Is to oxu her season Oct.
I'J lu n now play by 0. T. Dn.uy calhsl "Thu
Gilbert mid Collier's much talked of oxnt
to bo produced lu Loudon has been unuiod
"Tho Clockwork Man."
It has been concludisl to hold tho big Act
or's Fund llenullt nt tho Garden Amphithea
tre, Nuw York, next May.
Harry Asklu will take "Tho Tar nnd Tho
Tartar" to London next soitsoti, for it six
wivks run nt thu Princess Thuatre.
Young J, IC. P.uimctt Is said (a havo mado
inoro money with "Fritz in Ireland" In tho
Northwest than his father over made.
.Mrs. D. P. Rowers returns to tho stago
soon mid will npiear as Qtioon Cynopla lit
Martin Haydeu's dramn by that iinmo.
"Slnbnd" oK)iicd to thu cspaclty of tho
SauFranclsco llnldwlii Thnatru nu Monday
mid made even a greater lilt than did "Tho
Crystal SllpH!r" last year.
Flora Mixtro of "A Wolfs Wedding" trlp
H'd down a pair of stairs nt thu Loo Avenue
Academy In Hrixiklyu on Sunday and Is un
der the doctor's cam with n brokou ankle.
77ie DrumiUloStitrot Seattle, Washington
a bright nnd newsy sheet thnt takes euro of
theatrical affairs iu tlie northwest, Is a now
visitor to, this olllce, although a wofcomo
Mr. Robert Mautull's soasou has so far
Ikhmi phenomenally successful, llu aptoared
at lluffalo last week and received a hearty,
welcomo from one of tho most enthusiastic
audiences ha has ovur played to.
Last week, the warmest week In Septum
lxr for fifteen years, Is rusiousiblo for tho
breaking up of seventeen road companies',
and the crippling of a gro-it many more ut
present traveling 6u their trunks.
It is pleasant to know that Frank Daniels Is
rehearsing a cnuplo of now plays, Ono ot
them ho exxcts to bring out in a few weeks.
"Llttlo Puck" has stood him well lu hand
for suveral seasons; but Its usefulness is now
Mr. and Mrs. Kendall arrived In New
York on Wednesday, They okjii at the
N. Y. Star Theatre, Oct. VI, nnd hoxj to
take back with them $ 100,000 good American
dollars for use lu Merrlu OldKiiglmid. "Still
waters Hun Deep" is thu only play that will
lx) added to'thelr rex;rtolio.
Thu CoumiMi acknowledges with think
tho receipt of a handsomely engraved season.
ticket, good any whero and for all coiiiiniuIum
undiiuy x.rformancuof Will S. Clavelnnd'sv
mlnstrels euterprlsu. It is a huiutlful and
ex)xmlve piece of work, but liko his shown
there is nothing too good for the great burnt
cork king to present.
With Francis Wilson ot tho Hrowlway,.
Lillian Ituvxdl at tlio 'Garden, thu C.isluo of
ferings. Ofcir Hamuierstelu's plans, Grand
0xra at the Metropolitan opera house and
thu several promised Incidental comic ojiera
productions lu the city this stasou, New
York will not want ' for musical entertaln
ment. TViftif Wen! HWd.
The Nuw York Tliertricul iVorlil, Joo
Frnukel's K)pular pixr is now a regular
visitor to tho dramatic department tf tho
CouiiiKiisaiictum. Thu Wiirhl is compara
tively a now xier. but Is making tho old
tlm ri hustle to gutbusliies', while Fraukel In
meeting with great success, as each succeed
ing issue plainly demonstrates.
An Old Adage Illustrated.
WOMAN AT THE BOTTOM OF IT.
iimiiii wuii "A."
In Ijondon one evening, writes a cor
respondent, I was looking for tho Allium
lira. Not knowing exactly In which di
rection It was, I stopped to Inquire of a
nitfcserlir w lit.ti kinl.l..ilt t... ....... .l...
, --"J -.niuvillj vi.u iiaiuuui lliu
tneiilf r esr-iiiiil ,.i,rl ..
- -.-..,. - .v.,
Tho situation was awkward, but 1 saldi
no you Know where thnt largo theater
is near here the name begins with 'AP "
The man replied at oncu:
"Oh, joii mean the 'Aymurket, sir."
New styles of Invitation
jut In Tub