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Vol. O No 4ti
Lincoln. Nkiihasica, Satumoay, Novkmiiick 7 lelOl.
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Pretty much everyUxly In Lincoln, f lnk
It, knows Dick Ilorlln of Omnhu iintl will lo
Interested In his social adventures. Our
Dick is ii grant society limn, ns you must
know, but hits passed tlio ngo at which most
moil select mntos for lift'. Dick's murringcu
Mo chnncos linva liven tliu subject of moru or
less sly Joking on tho part of his friends, and
llko n shrewd strategist ho sometime ngo be
gan taking tho wind out of their wills by Jok
ing nbout It himself. Tho audacity of tho
thing has liroved n ihiiuuit novelty to this
steady goer, ami ho has taken to his now
sport with a keen relish. Tho danger with
sjiortsineii of nil kinds Is that they will pur
sue their giimo witli such n singleness of pur
poso tlmt tho clmso is II bio to limit them
over ii precipice or into some other dllllculty.
Now tlmt' tho trouble with our Dick. Tho
mild pleasantries at his own expense with
which he began pulled on his appetite, and
his ingenuity Invented more exciting meth
ods. Ho finally reached tho point of bluntly
asking his young lady friends if they would
marry him. It was all in njoke, which they
understood, and they responded with shafts
of badinage tipped .with wit mid sarcasm.
That la, most or them did, but n few days
ago ho put tho question "Will you mnrry
moT' ton young lady from abroad who was
visiting her undo In Omaha. They hud only
met a few times, but our Dlek is n winner,
and in this case ho had won so easily ho
didn't know it. Ah soon as tho young lady
in ipjestion could recover from her surprise
and regain her self-jmssessloii sho shyly res
ponded : "I will nslc uncle, Mr. Hcrlln." And
that Is how it happened that Our Dick has
been on tho ragged edge. Dot ween our
selves, sub rosn nml don't tell It to Dick
tho girl In nil seriousness placed tho mutter
before her uncle. The undo, knowing Dick's
propensities, laughed at tho mutter us u good
joke, nud his uioco dropped it. Dick is etill
waiting for tho returns with much curiosity
mid some trepidation. Hut, for goodness
sake, don't give it awuy.
Chauncoy Depow mndo the statement In an
Interview publlsheil a few tlays ago that
Americans were coming to bo a nntioii of
gamblers. In support of this projiosltloii ho
called attention to tho stock exchanges, tho
race tvnek jiools, base ball iool rooms, elec
tion betting, etc. Hut there Is ouu bit of
consolation: we are not quite as bad as our
neighbors on this terrestrial ball. Where,
for Instance, Is there any gambling institu
tion In America to coniMira to the Montu
Carlo hell I A meeting a- held few days
ago of the stock holders In tho coiuuiiny tlmt
controls tho gambling privilege at that
place. From the olllclnl statement It up
penrs that the prollts of tho year weroUl,.
000,000 francs (about f 4 ,.'00,000. ) The com.
puny set aside 0,000,000 fumes for a working
capital for tho ensuing year, leaving K m,t
profit of 12,000,000 francs to be distributed
among the stockholders. Tho gambling
pilvllego runs twelve years yet mid tho com
pany pays aM,000 u year fur it. A fund of
S.'.O.OOO is set nsldo to liillueiieo the chief
French newspapers to handle tho institution
gently. Tho actual working expenses, sudi
as salaries to tho immense stair of croupiers,
detectives, dramatic and operative mipuuies,
the orchestra, etc., amount to about $1,000,
000 n yeur. The company is also bound by
Its contract to pay the expenses of the gov
ernment of thu little municipality. The
management have added a wing to their
building and will extend operations by run
ning mote games. It Is also stnttd that din
ing .March last suveral plungers bled the con
cern for u million francs. Tne prince of
Monaco, who granted the gambling piivilcgu
thinks some of refusing to extend ft when lis
present term has expiied.
It seems that the Yankee doe-u't monopo
lize all tho speculative sclcutlll.' genius lying
around loose. An Kiigllsh colltctor oer lit
India has been expkdiug powder lor the
purpose of producing rain, nud lie claims to
luivo met with some success. Hut we still
lend thu poccnMon. Vu have two ploueels
in that sort of thing, and we Imve two meth
ods of reaching the sitiuo result. If one
should full we may try tho other two strings
for our bow, don't you see O, you may let
tho englecoiitiiiuu to scream!
An Illinois girl of twenty-two, Miss 1-uiiny
M. .Stevens of Kreeport, disputes tliu claim oi
tlio Deveupoit, Iowa, gill to being thu llrl
female court leporter. Miss (Stevens was
appointed nil ollleiul court stenographer in
This biehlciideot gold cure for diuukeii-nes-sisu
queer thing. It seems almost too
good to bo true that an absolute guarantee
able cure has been discovered for that diseas
ed condition of the nervous system which
demiiudsiilcoholic stimulants, but thoevideu
ces all about ouu who gets over thu country
a bit are too palpnblu to be doubted. I liuve
recently been In Omaha, Chicago and else
where, and in all of these I have met either
friends or acquaintances who have been
cuitd of the teriihlo habit. Olio of thu queer
things is to mil up nguihst one of thuso 10
jeueiuted fellows whom you have known for
years previously us a cniillrmed sot. Thu
chaugu is astonishing, and I tell you that u
man can't hell) boliuvinu such evidence.
Kntiin burnt t nmmtit fitteintit to ilenv thu new I
discovery by saying "O, It won't ha perma
nent." HupiKJso it dosen't. If it will holier
b drunkard for only it year it will have
proved u grand blessing.
Another of tho queer things is to see thu
Woman's Christian Temperance Union in
some kcctlons lighting thu Keeluy treatment
for drunkenness. Kven Mlsi Fiances Will
ard, who hus been a sort ot a leiimle Moses
in ttiupeiuiico work, has been throwing dis
credit upon this great boom to mankind,
Write lu Chicago 1 saw Ople Head, who hud
j been through tho mill nud come out purlllod,
.and he explained Miss Willtrds uuro.isonliu
opiosiiioii ny mo theory timisiio was airniii
of losing hor mission as an agitator If tho
new treatment should 1st generally adopted
I can hardly buliovo that so nohla u w-oiuiii
as Miss Willtinl can bo moved by m pitiful
n Jealousy, and yet how shall ono explain
her opHwltlou to n treatment which oilers so
much of )ioH) to thousands of drink-cursed
human belugsf And, besides, thu treatmout
apears to bo lurmless so that even if It did
little or no good why hIiouM nnyono regret
Hut there Is another side to human nature.
In Chicago tho men who have been pulled
out of the slough of dusiond Imvo hiiided
together under the name of the Hlchlorldo
of Gold Club nml they are nobly administer
ing to humanity by helping other suircrcrs
to their redemption. Now, tlmts what I
call practical religion as well as liumaul
tarn Ism. Hut woman, Ood blow her, Is
coiuiiigarouud to look at this mutter from
tho right point of view. Up In Minnesota
tho W. (J. T, U. has oxprossod confidence in
tho Keely treatment and soino of Its, mem
bers oven proK)se to aid the cause of human
ity by helping to send drunkards to an
Shaking of tho gcod impulses of tin hu
man heart, here comes tho news that two
of the Viinderbllts luivo built n half million
dollar block in New York to bo used for
many social and educational puroses.
Thero are school-rooms, reading-room, nud
bath-rooms, gymnasium, and restaurant, nil
large, for tho cdlflco measures 75x100 feet
and is five stories high. Thero are club
rooms for boys and for girls, for King's
Daughters and Kndouvor Bocictios, a penny
savings bank, nml apparently, conveniences
for many other enterprises tlmt have been
suggested for tho benefit of the very largo
mid deserving class that Is too poor to pro
vldo such things for themselves. Thoro will
bo n very larjfo and well-appointed kinder
garten, and schools, both day and night, for
technical classes of the most practical kind.
Hoys will bo taught shorthand, typewriting,
typesetting, woodcarvlng, and tlio use of
tools, and girls will have a chance to
lengthen their lives and save their tempers
by learning cookery, dressmaking, and
hcuskceping. The restaurant will supply
good food at cost, nud tho toiiemeiit-houso
eople, of whom there nre many thousands
within ten minutes' walk of tho building,
will uover luck opportunity for bathing
comfortably. Ixxitures and other enter
tainments are to bo given frequently, ami,
Indeed, nothing reasonable, necessary, and
practicable seems to have been forgotten.
A Mild Winter.
Wo were coming down to Jay street
from tho West Shore depot In Hobokcu
when thu conversation turned on the
weather, nml nfter a bit ono man observed:
"Well, I've got my mind mndo up to see
one of tho hardest winters wo luivo hnd for
the lust twenty years."
"Yes, so luivo I," replied n Becond. "All
signs point to thu fact that wo are to Imvo
u long, hard winter."
"I've been out in tho country," added n
third, "and I'vo been taking notice of va
rious signs. The corn husks nro thicker
than usual, tho frogs have gone down
deeper, the birds nro going south much
earlier. Gentlemen, prepuru for a tough
winter, and heaven help tho poor!"
"Look-n-herol" said n big, ugly faced
man, as ha pushed himself forward,
"who's n-tulkln about n Imrd winter?
I'm n-tellln you that this Is goln to be the
mildest winter wo have had In twonty-llve
rears, and I know itl There won't bo n
freeze-up before January, and you'll see
buds on tho trees In Fenruary. You won't
even have to light your coal stoves."
Thu crowd looked at him lu n doubtful
way, and ho unbuttoned his pcujucket
"Does anybody doubt my wordf Does
anybody heru stick to It that it's going to
bo n hard whiter?"
Ho was sized up and nobody doubted.
iiiueeu, tuo man who uau opened mo Mll
ect felt culled upon to explain:
"Wlille I said I expected to see n very
hard winter, I didn't exactly mean in this
locality; I meant way out west."
"So did I," ndded two or three voices i
"Well, that's all right," growled the big
matins ho buttoned up his Jacket again.
"I'm not running anything outside of this
btato. I say It's goln to bo like Juno nil
winter, and I'm achlii to meet n feller who
thinks I'm n pansy left over from last sum
tiierl" New York Evening World.
Some of Ills Jukes.
Friend I saw somo of your Jokes in ft
Humorist (flattered) Ah. what bonk
Frfend-rl foruet tint iintm. If. iunu u
book miblUlipl a hundred years ago. 1
law it in ii secondhand book store. Yan
Young Wife Harry, how can you take
to much notice of other women? You
used to tell me that I entirely filled your
Young Husband Yes, dear; but thcre'i
such a thing as enlargement ot tho heart,
you know. Hoston Transcript.
"I suppose you tuko nfter your fatlisr,
"I tin, if thero Is anything left to take."
S'ew York Herald.
Tim ". furniture House.
When new enterprises first launch their
respective establishments on tho community
for public patronage, little Is generally
oxiected in way of trade at the start. How
ever this lms not Iteen thu case with the now
furniture house of Hudgo nud Morris. Tlio
firm opened busiuesi in this lino only a few
weeks ago and over since tho Initial day tho
business has leen largo and constantly on
the Increase. Thu success has been so great
that each member of tho firm is now fully
convinced that what was at first considered
an experiment now looms up as a flourishing
business enterpilse. Speaking to ono of the
llrniyostoiduy rcgatdlug the statu of trade,
lie said ' Its Hue, and in siui'i departments
our fltst Invoice has already been exhausted,
For Instance In sideboards w-o Imvo sold all
of our first c.il I a I except ono and that is
iilioutas good ns sold. Imvo another
shipment of four cars of furniture on the
road uowniid woe.xHctto bo well supplied
again next week lu nil depaitmelits,"
Kudgc, Mori Is iV Co. nro enterprising
merchants, far seeing mid courteous gentle
men. This now move has given them n
most decided advancement lu commercial
circles of Lincoln and they are to be con
gratulated upon the success they have
achieved. In the liiinlwiire depnituieiit tho
firm doing its customary large volume
of business and lit all times tho large force
of assistants mi) found actively nt work
supplying tho wants of a largo p ntronnge.
Only h Half Nlrlku.
Ah ii citizen was crossing the Campus
Martins tho other evening hu was halted
by a young man In a statu of dilapidation,
"Mister, I'm not asking for money to
pay for lodgings, for I can sleep on the
grass yet, but"
"Hut you want something to eat?"
"No, sir. I'm used to going without
that. I don't feel thu need of eating moro
than onco u week."
"I want you to help mo get to Denver,
wheru I know I can strike a Job."
"All right tako t Ills-good night," enld
thu citizen, ns ho moved on.
Tho young man stood looking nt thocoln
under an electric light, when ho was Joined
by his partner, who inquired:
"How much did you git?"
"Whnt did you tell him?"
"That I wanted to get to Denver."
"Jim, what a chump you nrel Denver if
only half way to San Francisco. Whf
didn't you go thu hull dlstunco mid gift
twenty out of him?" Detroit Freo Press.
niancuo suddenly colored when sho hcan)
Harry's volcu below. Harper's Ilaznr.
AU)NK AT LAST.
Wedding Invitations Wessol Printing Co.
We sull the genuine Canon City ton.
Hotts, Weaver ,t Co., llll'i O street. Tele
(Irnud cloak exhibit nt Herolshc!iucr it
Co. I-ailli's nud children's clonks lu the
greatest variety at tho lowest prices.
The Peninsular base burner is tho latest
Improved heater lu thu mniket. Bel ore buy
ing, cull and see a full line at Dunham &
lluck, ll'Jil () street.
Untitling thu O stieet grocer says hu Is
human and makes mistakes but will cheers
f u lly rectify them . That is inoru than somo
Call on I.eavltt before buying your con,
I Hill O street.
Hpeolnl ( omtint t'oirespondouee.l
Nkw Youk, Oct. ill. 1MII -Tho iniioli talk
ed of "La Clgulo" was brought out at the
Harden Thcatieon Monday evening. It was
orlRlnnllycoinM)sid by Ainlrnn of "Olivette"
nml "Moscolte" funic, but Ivan Caryl touch
ed It up for Uiudouers. Chlvot and Duru
wrote the original libretto and It was put In
to KnglMi by K (' lluiimnd of "Punch". It
deals In n heav manner with tho fable of
thoiintniid giusshopHr, thu latter fiollck
Ing through thu suiumeraud wasting its sub
stance lu riotous living, being conqiellcd to
crave assistance froiutliuludustrloiis former,
lu the opera, the nut and ihogruslinpcr are
slsteis, tliu former thu prima donna, tlio lat
ter the village maiden. Thero are but three
catchy uiimhcis, one beginning with "Ouu
Day Miirgot," the second a gavotte, and the
third a conceited piece. Thu llbiutto Is of
collisu well wiltteii and thu liiuslu Is always
agreeable. That tho liook Is not interesting
may not astonish anyone, for thu Kiigllsh
cuinlo opera Is woefully dull. Tho principal
feiitiiroof thoierfoiiniiiicu to ruvo alsnit Is
I.illliin Hussell. Her voice wnHjiiingiilllceiitly
pure, ringing nud unerring. Hhu lms never
npenrisl to lietter advantage, although It Is
not K)sslbl'i to compliment, heron her acting,
In Paris the putt Miss Hussell slugs wuscrcus
ted by the wonderful Jeanne Clrniiler. Our
own Lillian sings hotter and looks better.
Tho ojiern was put on, literally regardless of
exjieiise, and nothing produced on this side
of thu Atlantic speuks more plainly of man
agerial liberality. Tho ICondals, having been
pulled over tho coals for their poor produc
tion of "Home"' last week, Imvo ransacked
tho cellar of tho Star Theutre, for latter
scenery, nud i chenrsod so vlgoiously as to
give n good production of "Thu Ironmaster,"
which by the way has been done to death by
tho Kendal company. At the Windsor thea
tre, Leoniild Oiover let loose his "Wolves of
Now York," whMi has pleased east sldo nu
illonces Immensely, and which Is sure to
Minko a good deal of money for him lefoio
the flowers bloom ngalii. Taking It as a
whole, the thenti leal business lu Now Yolk
continues poor, and but few managers or or
ganizations are making money. Du.M.ui'.
Under tliu heading of "Danger in Door
Checks" thu New York Tiirutrleiil World
gives space to thu following: Tliu melan
choly tidings reguidlug the terrible allllctlou
which John A. Hunter, iimniiger for (I ray &
Stephens lms met with sl-oiild be a warning
to people who occupy positions necessitating
the handling of theatte tickets. Mr. Hunter
Is today totally blind anil in thu opinion of
tho most celchinted oculist thu cause of bis
sudden and sad misfortune, s duo to the pois
onous liigiedieuts used ill picparinglho col
oring for piisteboiuil tickets. It appears
Hint dining last season whllu Mr. Hunter
was busily engaged in giving out letlirn
checks nt the door of a theatre, ho had occas
ion to nib Ids eyes, nud lu doing this tho sup
position is tlmt tho moistmo or his tlugeis
having become contaminated by the deadly
color of the tickets, aecideutly cnino in con
tuct witli the ball ofjthu eye. At any rate,
shuitly niter thu inblilng pi oei ks thu eye
beenme lunch iiiflumcd, and on tliu following
day tho suffering was so intensely painful
that Mr. Hunter sought the advice of a
ph)ticltiu who, iiuiii investigation, found
that such serious complications had reullcd
I hat it was beyond human power to pieserve
the sight. All that medical aid could do was
done. In u lew Jay , however, thu sight had
left thu eyu forever. Kviry attention was
now dlrtctcd to the other eju which had lie
gnu to grow alarining, but nothing serious
was similised. Aside Hum a J eciillur sensa
tion, now nud then, ihcie seiuieil to be no
iitcd tor iiuciislucs.-, ami Mr. Hunter continu
ed in lunging the details of Ins business until
the close of thu miisoii. A lew weeks ago,
witbotil thu slightest win uing tliu awful iu
alijilliin can hi and now thu victim Is at his
home in New ink, N. J , unable to lit hold the
sunlight an it si reams in tin ought hu ulndou.
While sympathising with Mr. Hunter, we
cannot itlinln fiom cautioning ticket selleis
and takeis against thu deadly poisiou cou
tuillisl in some of the coloi sol the tickets,
esKCinllv gleeu nud blue. He caret ul how
(li haudlu tluin."
Malinger IM Church is happy in thu uss
siirniice that ihtplte nil pitdlctlous to thu
contmry the Ijining will potMvely be coin
pletid and iindy lor the opening sewial
dus In ndvuiiee ol the niheitised date.
Much of l he Intel lor duoratiug Is now done;
thu scenery is nearly nil (Minted, nud thu
principal work remaining Is putting up
of the seats which lme already arrived,
hanging thu diapcries nud the final finishing
up. '1 hi heavy woik is all done, and by the
way, us tho decoiatlng piogi esses It liccuiuc
plainly evident tlmt tliu Interior of thu new
theatlu will moiti than Jiistily the most e.
tiavngalit prnmists tlmt Imve been miidu for
It. The )iiate Loxis, (sKciully, will be
mm vels of beauty and luxury. Sol Smith
Itlltscl), while in the clt) u few dns ugo, In
foruusl Mr. Cliiuch that the Ionising, In his
opinion, would be one of thu handsomest
theatiis lu Aliieildi. He likeutd It to the
Tiemout, lioston, ln Itations to the om-ii-lug
which n ill ot cur .Monday evening, Novell!
ber -!."d, luiM" ban Miit to many prominent
men: lolui M. '(Illusion, K, HosevMtter, lCx
(low James K. Iloyd, (io John M. Thayer
and many (dliels (f iqual note nru uxeftcd,
and thele will he the umal sieechmukiug
Incident to such vents. It will bu again
occasion lu ew'iy way. Mls l.liliau U-wis,
w ho is mi cling with woinlei fill success every
whfie this season, will glvu a umgulllceu
pii-entatlon ot ',"( t (lit Unalne." Applica
tions for nats in e much moieiiumeroiis than
was cxpecUd, and eeiy thing points ton
biilllaut siH'ial as well us a memorable
dramatic event on thu twtuty-third. Thu
nrruugeuieuts have uut been lully completed
ns yet, nud further particulars will bu foilh-
coming lu a week or two, It Is Mr. Church's
Intention to glvu n prlvntn reception lit thu
press a few days prior to the foi nml opening,
The date will he announced later.
Tho following cm rerpoudelico will explain
Two weeks ago I wrote you in reference to
ixtorlloualu prii'o that thu Fiiuku man-
ngi'incnt was charging to see plays that lu
other cities thu tegular prices were charged.
in your issue or October -'Ith you print an
Item defending thu opetn house by saying
.Manager Mclteynolils says "Hussell charges
Jl.fiO every wheio." Now 1 am prepared to
to show-Oiimlm, Denver, nud other papers
which show that HusseUV liest seats weru
sold nt l. Is lids fair fo Lincoln ntniisu
iiietit putiousf I don't think so.
Fur.yiT.NT Tiikatiik (Iiikii,
Lincoln, Nov. '.', 1MU.
Upon the receipt of this coiiuumilciitlou
a i epoiler culled on Malinger McHuynolds to
ucei tain tliu facts hi the matter. At llrst
hu dcclluisl to givu any explanation saying
hu was no niivlco at managing an Opera
Hiuisunuddld not see why hu was culled
upon to defend Ids business acts lu matters
of this soi t, but finally favored thu rexrter
with thu following letter from Mr. Fred (1.
Herger, Hoi Hinlth UusHell's manager, mid
It will lie seen therein that In order to
seen i e this attraction ho was coniiellisl to
submit to the prices demanded. Mr. Mc
lteynolils endeavored to get a regular rnte
nud thu following letter, which may bo seen
ut this olllce was tlio reply:
TaIIOII (lllANI) Ol'KHA HolIHi:.
Denver, Oct. 1(1, Jb!).
Mr Dhah .MoKkvnoi.dhi
As iH'fore, thero will I hi no agent In Lin
coln for our coinuiny nud I know that you
will see that all Is ntteudisl to proMrly.
Thu aier Is no doubt nt hand and I
herein send you copy for all that Is required.
The new play Is a great success and will fill
the house I nm sure. ,Voii ic;ni(fii( prlcm,
ice me ;ifrifii( crrrjiiieiv thin sciimm (u
ti.M for brut wiiIh timl I must iixk joi In
make soiiic portion of your lions? nt Unit
jiWiv. No tioulilo whatever to get It iiiul it
adds Just that much to the receipts. U'e
are turning ieople away moro than half thu
time. Drop mo u line so 1 shall know all is
O. K. I shall nrrivii Monday nfleruoon
direct from Denver. Kindest regards,
FlIKI) 0, Hkikikii.
Mr. W. 11. Crane, whom Lincoln theatre
goers Imvo not hnd an opportunity of seeing
for several seasons, reapiMinre.l at tho Fuiiko
Inst evening Uforo uu linmenso and cultlr
vnted nudlence. Tho erthlislai.tlo characte
of the reception given Mr. Cruno recnllisl the
old time popularity of the famous dual com
bination of which Stuart Hobson was at the
head, "The Senator" which, by tho wny,
lms seldom been seen outside of the lending
cities of the country, Is essentially u politi
cal economy, and the talented authors have
with line tact ami discrimination produced
a clear cut, s)werfully drawn jiortrnlture of
one of the mijst absorbing phases of Ameri
can life a photograph that Is remarkably
life like. Plays dealing with isilitlcs are
plenty enough ; lint "The Senator" sheds a
now light on a subject which If propoily
treated, cuiinot but ls Interesting. Tlio
title is u fair index of tlio character of tliu
play. Mr. Crime's Impersonation of tlio
Senator is an ideal bit of stagu craft. He
has modeled his characterization upon the
noted United States senator from Kansas,
Mr. Plumb, and those who saw
mill heard the fluent statesman last
evening nt thu Funke witnessed
what Is said to bu a striking Imitation of thu
Kansas senator. Kven tliu peculiar usu of
thumbs is a I'ltimbisui. Mr. Crane's veisa
tlllty is patent to the least observent and his
artistic personation of the title role in thu
comedy mils take high rutik with the actors
g-icutest achievements. Membeisof thu sup
poiting coinpuny were given ficqucnt opHir
Utilities for the display of real then tile abili
ty and to their credit Ut ft wild, they gener
ally embraced tho occasion.
Msttle Vlckeis npK-aied at the Funke
Monday evening in "A Circus Queen." The
attendance was not veiy large, but liberal
applause was bestowed on some blight Milnls
lu tho comedy. It is not a stioug play nud cuu
not lie said to add toMlssVlckeis'iepiitatiou
as an actress,
To witness the exciting scene of two loco
motives racing on double t nicks, with nil t'ut
attendant iioisunnd startling elfeets, is some
thing of exciting Interest; to say that such u
scene is now living produced, is to say n good
deal for tho one who Is icsKiiisihlu for It, but
such Is tlio fact. This scene is thu work of
Goo. C. htnley, a veiy clever actor, who will
iiiH-ur tonight ut Fuukit's in his successful
comedy diniiia, "A Hoyal Pass. " It is not a
semeless fince-comedy, nor a wild mid im
probably sensation, It is a drama of thu best
class, culling foi th u few tears and much
laughter. Aiiiumlier of pleasing songs an
apjuopi lately lutrodiictd. t(lnsit plane is
bestow tsl upon the siipKitiiig company.
We predict that Geo. C. Staley in "A Hoyal
Pass," will prove one of thu finest attractions
of thu season.
Thu llrst of these concirts will Ut given
Wednesday ewuing next by thu gieut
blind pianist, Kdvard Baxter Peiry.
Tickets at N. P. CmtU " Co', mid Clasou
I Molliu 'Ihompsou, the talentisl and dash
, lug yomu coiiifdlcumi who has attaimsl Midi
I widu M))iilurfty ns "Pilvsy Winks," the lend
j tug soubitttu lolu iu tlie fa re la I play of "Thu
i Hustler," which will lie seen ut Fuuku's
, Thursday evening su daughter of the veter-
, uu John 1 hoiniison, of "tin Hand fume. It
can truthfully U said tlmt Miss Thouipsou
! whs "Iki-ii iu thu business," she liuving niadu
l her professional debut lu her lather's com -
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co, ut thu tender ugo of two years, and has
leeii an active and valualilo iueiiiUr of the
ci aft ever since, Mi-s I'hoinpsou po-sj-es-es
rare versatility, Ulngnii nirompllshisl sing
er, ngrnceful dnneer, nud u well-sdioohd,
all around actress. Tho somersault song and
"" , as pel rorinisi ny ss Thompson In
'Tho Hustler,'' ha, biought thu little Indy
mom leiiowu I Imu slut crnves for, "Thu
Hustler" Is a ll.io priMluctli.n nml deserves n
George Hui rett's Kiigllsh coinpuny ilMiand-
isl nt MyrnciiMu, N. V., Get. Sill.
ThoMnry Knsthiku l-'ugllsh company Is to bu
reorguiilzed under tliu muniigemeiit of II. H.
Seats for thu Jclleisou and IMoreiicu pro
duction of "The Hlvnls" will go on sulo Moil
day ii.oi nlng.
"Spike" lleimessy nud "Kid" .Mi Coy of
"TlioH!ownwiiy"i puny nut said to bi
wilting a book,
Mrs. Irfingtry is Usikisl nt thu Now York
Hlandur I for January li'ith, when her Amer-
Icau tour begins,
Thu oN'iilug of the now opera house wil
bo unit of tho hading mclnl events of
"Yon Yonson" has been booked for n nm
lu Now Yotk this winter nt Manager Duu
lovy's Pnik Thentre.
Thu sulo of seals for the Lansing opening
night will (Kwltlvcly tako placu Monday u ve
iling at eight o'clock nt the Capital hotel.
Mr. William II. ("rune's new play "New
port" by Cllntoii'.Htuurt, Is not regnrdisl ns n
very brilliant success by tne gooil proplo of
Milwaukee, who saw it for the llrst time on
Hudolph Peters, n former stage attache of
tho Funke, but for two years ist stage car
penter of the Halt Lake theatre which was
recently destroyed by lire, has rutin nod to
Lincoln to accept n similar position nt tho
Me Ken llnuklii will not make a starring
tour with Frank Mayo, but will glvu "Thu
Canuck," which was presented hero last win
ter, another trial. Ills oicnlng was in Oma
ha Sunday at tho Gland and on Monday
he Introduces the piece iu Han Francisco.
Geo. C. Htaley's "A Hoyal Pans" which
was seen heru for the first tlmu last yenr,
will bo rcieatsl tvuight ut tho Funke. On
the occasion of the oieiinig H-rformnnce of
this stirring play lu Omnliii this week at thu
Faruiim street thentre, thu "H. II. O." sign
was displayisl long beforu tho curtain went
Jack Hoyal, tint part Mr. Harry Lacy plays
lu Mr, A. C. Wheeler's play by that name, is
an entirely new ruie, for which thu talented
young actor Is receiving prnlso from all quar
ters. Thu play has mailo a marked success
In the ICast and next week lieglns IU Vmr of
the West, osulug nt Cincinnati on Monday.
Jack Hoyal will be seen at the Lansing thin
I tin Killing I'liolull.
Pupa Well, daughter, did you glvu tlmt
poor country editor tliu mitten, as 1 told
you to do?
Daughter Yes, papa.
I'a pa And what did ho say?
Daughter He usked If itwero by your
request, and I told him It was.
Papa What did hu say to that?
Daughter Ho asked If you couldn't
muko It a pair of mittens ami a full suit of
clothes to mutch. Det rolt Freo Press.
Htlll Hometliliir lnrii.
Mrs. WIckstalT I hear that your daugh
ter has just graduated from a young lady'
reuilnury. Hus she entirely finished her
Mrs. Hlngs Oh, not Shu Is studying;
Kiigllsh now. Truth.
See thu new 1W()J scoru curds for curd par
ties ut the Coi'llllilt ii It Ice.
Few of our Nsiploiireawiiruof tho fact
that there l a place In Lincoln w heru bicycle
and safety wheels may lie rented by tho
hour or day. K. It. Guthrie, l.MO O street,
now makes a siecialty of this brunch of his
Never buy a bicycle or w heel of any niuko
or inscription until you h-ivu seen E. H.
Giitlu ie, 1M0 O street, Hu bundles tho most
celebrated wheels nud makes prices that never
fall to effect n trade.
Hotnling the O street grocer has full lluo
of Hiitavia, New York, fiuit nud vogrttnblos,
also their miiiceiueut.
The Ferguson Music hoiiso lms iiiomsI to
lifil'j O street, wheie they still sell tliu
famous Fischer, New Kiigluiid, and Wash
burn pianos, also the Story mid Clink or
igans. Don't forget toe place l;Ktv! Ostrtet,
In another iut of ttstuy's iaper will bu
1 found the display udveitiscmcnt of P.
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, Cumin CityCo.il. Head it, then go and
givu your older for tho coal you really
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