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CAPITAL CITY COURIER, 5ATURPANY, JAUARY 16, ibos
NYM CftlMLB MITI&
The Famous Dramatic Critk
Discusses Theatrical Events.
HEW VOKK I'LAVS AND IM.AYI'ltS.
Trailed Wllmin'i New Opera, "The I. Ion
Turner." n I'lvanuut 1 1 null of M111.lt
mill Ml rlli Tim Inhiiltulile Ilchatt mill
the DUInn I'nttl.
(Cop) right, IMW. by American I 'rem Amik la
Hon. New Yohk. Jan. 0. There aro three 01
four Merry Andrew In the iiiiuimmiii'IiI
world who walk over the people with Im
pcrloun tomfoolery. They an jolly modem
Juggernaut, and I ought to Hay the pioplt
throw thi'iuxclvct under their wheels with
a mad fealty to fun that Im almost paiui.
Do Wolf Hopper in otio of these, l)lxe
used to be, niul FniiicN Vilnon Im another
You may, if you please, nut Mr. Ilurrlmtu
Into tho name category.
Thoso men play the court jester to .lie
public, mid none of them Is so specially en
dowed to do Has Mr. Francis Wilson, who
baa just produced at thu Uroadway theatu
an expensive and glittering masque, which
he calls "Tho Mod Tamer."
And hero I ought to say In n parcutheli
that theatrical entertainments run like
dynamite disasters, In cycles. Tho prlu
clplo of sympathetic imitation governs tin
character of plays. After Bomobody dls
covered tho skirt dnncc every playwiight
bent his material to that focus. After Mr
Howard had produced "Shenandoah" the
entire play constructing ability of the
country centered Itself on war plays.
Just now somebody has struck thu iilni
of putting a circus on the stiigo tout,
lion tamers and sawdust. Tho Academy
of Music has been converted Into a cirque
Street parade, double traeet paper hoop
animals and clown are now roofed for tl.e
winter under the protecting u-gls of the
drama, and the parade becomes a play.
Prestol The moment Mr. Francis Wll
on got his "I.lon Tamer" on wohiiw It hii
tho same attempt the same spangles, t lie
same sawdust, the same hoop-labut all
wlmming In the deceptive iniiyouiiulM- ol
opera, just as thu other arena at thu Acad
emy swims in the olivu oil of drama.
But throughout this ragout is th
piquant flavor of Francis Wilson like the
pervasive capsicum. To say that he our
for one moment attempts to act would !.
poignant Injustice to tho purpose and pre
tensoof tho Merry Andrew. Ho does bet
tcr. IIu skylarks. He has tied the chotii
to tho caravan and reinstated Mr. Mem
man anil thu monkeys, and if you will unit
accept his postulate that it Is opera, over.v
thing goes swimmingly and music geis
tho benefit of a masquerade.
"Tho Lion Tamer" was tho theatrical
success of last week. Tho big Uroadway
theater creaked and snapped with the
pressure of people, and after all Mr. Wll
son Is the postulate. The people go to wo
him fill the shining interstices of this
inorry mob with Francis Wilson. He may
be called the comont that holds thu cuiv
mony together A kind of unformulated
Idolatry reigns when he appears, and the
people beidn to throw themselves iimlci
That he am tnako tho disciplined hcail
glad is doubtful, but the popular heart is
not disciplined. It is content to be di
verted, and I suppose you have heard that
Barnutn swayed thu hearts of his country
men with a hundred old cages in a line
properly lit. He used to say: "Let other
people make their laws. I am content to
mako their programmes."
The form of entertainment so resplen
dently shown in "Tho Lion Tamer" is and
bus been for a long timo the form that
catches the multitude in this city. Mr.
Harrigan has built a tcmploof his own
out of It. Miss Lillian Hussell stands like
an oriental goddess in tho front of it, hold
ing her pink skirts up so that we can seu
"Opera" emblazoned on her black stock
ings. A few men like De Milloaud How
ard and Mr. Gus Thomas aro honestly
trying to write plays, but they are up in
tho parlor with tho lights turned down
and the shutters bowed, entertaining a
few iuvited guests, while Hoyt and Jo
seph Arthur and thu rest of them arc hav
Ing open house in the kitchen with the
Mr. Harrigan, who has just furnished a
new variation of his old themes and called
it the "Last of the Hogans," shows signs
of being frayed nlongtheedges of his Imag
ination. The last piecucould not cscapo the
Imputation of being warmed over. Some
of the scraps were recognized as having
been on the table before.
Hut I am bound to say that tho tablu was
beautifully garnished. The cnudoluhra
was resplendent, and thu town having as
sembled tOM-e the new piece reminded me
of u funeral at the Little Church Around
the Corner, where nobody has time to think
of the deceased, for everybody Is too busy
counting the Mowers.
Mr. Harrigan is the Inventor of thu hap
py device of amalgamating thu nigger and
tho Irishman, His patent makes Stephen
Foster anil Dion Moucicuult walk tho earth
in it perennial vaudeville.
If you think thu folk songs of thu planta
tion died with Dixie, gonad hear Mr. Dave
Braham still pouring them out. If you
want to M'c nil the ebullient cussednessof
negro minstrelsy doing the double slmMo
under the bauuerof thu Indigenous drama,
go to Harrigan's.
'If you want to seu thu immemorial Irish
man of the Fourth ward outside of thu
Fourth ward, you have got to visit this
asylum for him
It's astonishing how the town ruvels in
thu menage, when tho animals aro safely
cied behind musical bars.
A good many other fellows have tried to
keep thu gravu of minstrelsy green, and
wandered olf Into paresis. Mr. Harrigan
alonu stands radiant In the cemetery and
makes thu ghosts go lound.
Somewhere up in the chair of thu temple
there Is Italian opera, You can hear some
of thu strains of the "Trovatore" and the
"Prophete" leaking through Journalism.
But tho doctrinaires call It "Abbey opera,"
and the Wagner critics, as a rule, pretend
to bo very much astonished when you tell
them tlieru Is opera in town.
Thu immo of I'attl also glimmers in the
week and thu season reminds me of a
swell dinner at which everybody cuts tur
tle and pate in impatience and waits for
Why shouldn't wo call Pattl an after
Of course I'll go up like overyliody else
to the Metropolitan malt house before she
goes ar.d let her hypnotize me. She'll
shake iter saucy head instead of her o!te,
and roll ber wicked eyes Instead of her top
note, and show her plumage Instead of
ber ramage and wink at a high C, and
we'll ull swear wo heard it.
Pattl deserves well of the coming gener
ation, which would never have heard at
her, f 1 11'
Continued from elithth pose.
Mrs. T. H. Illgger, !.ltor of Mrs. llnrr
Parker, returns homo today after a months
visit pleasantly spent hi Lincoln.
A luippy party Wdi held nt 800 I) stieet
Thuwlny evening, when MIm Maud Tyler
and her brother, Will, cntei tallied their
frlmido with tho plenum ex of high live, umsle
and dancing, Choice lefieshments weie
served and an exceeding pleasant evening
enjoyed. Among those niesent weio the
Misses Harris, J. .eland, K. McArthiir, F.
Fin well, II. Here, F. Here, N, Liiu, A. Lau,
O. llnldulti, (I. Hulls, 1). Cochran, M
tlohtiiiiin, U, Tyler, H. Young, Hauls; Mes
sers V., Mockutt, K. Folsom, F. Handeis, A.
Sanders, F. White, M. Iluford, W. Winger,
S. Hewitt, C Mauley, 12. Morrcll, 12. Finney,
r. and W. Finney, K. Tyler, . Cow dry, F.
Hothchlld, F Lewis mid C. Winchester.
If there Is anything now and neat in tho
Any of diamonds or lino Jewelry that on
cannot llud at Kugene. Hallett's, and at tho
right price, too. wo want to know it. His
assortment is complete, tho prices niu mink
ed in plain llgurc h, tho attendants ore court
eous and gentlemanly anil there are a hun
dred other lensons why . Mill should bestow
your putroiiiigo there. It's a place you aie
always suit of getting value roiielvod for
your money and might be very aptly de
scribed u "poem in gold and Inllllants".
Step in and look over tho stock. It will
cost you nothhiiT and will give an excellent
Idea of thu quality of goods handled by this
A AV.,,,K , Hi,,!, ,r,,,
or a wedding In any other kind of life would
he incomplete without proper Invitations or
aunounceiu.Mits. It you are at abnnquet
and n pouiiy minted, bosmurched menu Is
before you, It is distasteful to tho eye, not In
keeping with thu surroundings and consn.
ipjeutly not worth keeping as a (memento or
souvenir. Likewise nil Inferior mid cheap
looking Invitation. If It Is neatly and prop
erly gotten up (and there's few that aro cor
rectly worded) it will piovu pleasing to tho
eye nd the recipient will pieservo It for
years. It denotes character and retlneiueut
ofthunlfalr as well as of thu conti acting
parties mid the small cost of getting an artis
tic wedding Invitation Is not to be considered
on such occasions which generally occur but
oucu in a lifetime. Wo have madu this class
of m oik ami all other society printing and
copper plato work a sjieclalty for seven
yours, and it has won deserved recognition,
not only at home but abroad. Our experi
ence l at your service. Samples may lie
heeuatourolllco, llill.N stieut, or will Ira
mulled on application. Kngtaved wedding
Invitations, calling caids, etc., are our
Wedding Invitations, either printed or en
graved in tho Unest stylo of the art at Tub
Couhieu olllce. Correct forms mid best
quality of stock guaranteed. Samples cheel
Wedding Invitations Wes.se! Printing Co
"Shogo" has been at tho head of all west
ern Hours for eight years. It must bo good.
In selecting frames for jour pictures, seo
tho latest styles and most durable makes at
tho now Lincoln frame and nrt company,
!K0 south Kiev enth street. -
I.uily Canvasser Wanted.
Ladles can niukt big money soliciting sub
ct Iptlona for tho CoimiKii. It Is a neat,
clean, nonscnsatlonal paper that commands
the lespect of uveryonn and should bn in
eveey homo.ln thu city. It is onsy work and
largo pay. Call at this olll'-e for particulars.
Wo aro headquarters for tltesu goods and
furnish thorn from the cheapest printed card
to tho finest, engraved vvoik. Having had
seven yeara expeiieuco we kep posted
on the most stylish designs absolutely cor
toot forms, etc. All wo ask intending pur
chasers Is to call and Insect samples of thu
work woaro dally turning out. Hill N street.
Neshlt's show windows during toe holiday
trade have been tho source of much pleasuio
to the passers by on O street. Tho decora
tions novo not only been tasteful and unique,
but tho goods shown comprised thu newest
things for footwear that can anywhere be
found. Veilly, Nusblt U tho progressive
i-hoe man of Lincoln.
Miss Anna Dick, Modiste. Corner Klov
onth and P btreets over Lincoln Savings
Hank & Safety Deposit Co., entrance- on P
All meals at Odell's new dining hall r,.
dueed to twenty cents. No credit and no
tickets to anyone. Thu moals are same as
formerly and tho pi Ice lower than over.
This makes thu hoard at Udell's cheap and
tho boat hi thu state for the money.
fancy p-iteut Hour,
eo's prefer "Shogo'
Lincoln grocors sell lots
K. It, Uuthrlo has an angel to continue
In tho carriage lino. Customers wanting
llrst class work will do well to wait for a
now line of tho very (Inert jobs on the mar
ket which will arrive in ample time for
spring trade at 1510 O street.
China llrlng every Thurs Iny at Conserva
I lory of Music. K.lith Kus,ell.
Now England Crystal meal, tho latest and
fluent production tor muh or Inking ptir
I pin Kses Ask for It at grocers.
i Nothing like New Kuglimd graham for
I breads or graham gems. Dealers ell It.
Tho Whltebieubt Coal and Limo company
Is always at tho tront supplying the fluent
guides of all kinds ot coal
Our vvoik spenks tor itself. It needs no
hingnr bluster, simply your own opinion
will testify to its hum its. Tho Studio Le
(J i undo Is on tho ground floor, centrally !
catul and a beautiful place. Call and seo us
at I'M south Twelfth street.
Tho Iladleut Home Is no new fako but has
an established Teputallou for economy and
beauty, Dunham & Duck, sol agents, U'-ii) O
Coal of every size from tho best mines
In Ohio, Kentucky, Illinois, Missouti, Co'oui
do and Wyoming for salo by (leo, A.Hay
mer. Telephone :i'.H). Olllce I l!M O street.
Olvo us a oill bifnn) buying ulsi.vhur
and you will II ml our prices thu lowest.
Ihe Ureal lOo Store 118 south Twelfth
TO BE SEEN FOR A FRANC
The ItUnlajr of IIu in an lluiivi In n Itomaii
lioiuels full of ghastly places eat acombs
with uinls of skulls, femurs and rlbn,
wrecks of palaces with dungeons, murder
ous suhterianean passages novv bat Inlmlr
Ited, colli u chambers howu In lava rock,
where IIu yellow bones or gray ashes; but
among all these growsomo spots tho chief
Is the basement of thu Cnppucclnl church,
where 1,000 monks aro burled In four little
chambers. The floors of these chambers
aro inndu of patches of earth from Jerusa
lem, about ten feel square. Kach tlmo a
brown monk dies ho Is put Into this earth,
not, however, until the brother longest In
A OMMl'HK or TIIK "CKMKTHItV."
Is dug up and his Ismcs used to decorate
the walls. Tho new corpse takes tho old
emu's place. Consequently theroaro artistic
festoons of strings of jawbones, little stars
of veitebnu, brackets for candles inndo of
femurs with collar Isines for the tops,
flower pots of forearms suspended from tho
ceilings with stilugs of lingers and toes,
complete skeletons standing erect, robed
and buwhiskcrcd as In life and still with
their lingers about the cioss, exactly as
they were hurled; banks of skulls, each
labeled with tho brother's name, ago and
time of death. It is a fiightful place and
the monastery secures a good revenue by
charging a frano admission.
Tho Maglstruln' Short Way.
Mr. Jnmes Pnyn Is well known as an
English novelist. He is also worthy of re
pule as a chronicler of events lu real life.
Writing recently of cantankerous people
Thu man who will not show his railway
ticket Is a well known example. "I've paid
my money, and that's enough," he dogged
ly h.ivs, and delavs a whole traluful of pas
senders by his doltish obstinacy. A very
rich mauof this description had n season
ticket on thu Southwestern line. He was
well known upon It, for his appearance
was peculiar, mi that this doggedncss of
conduct was not of much consequence.
On one occasion a ticket collector, mi
acquainted with him, made the usual In
qulry. Thu old gentleman did not even
vouchsafe an answer, but stared stolidly
before him. "I must see your ticket, sir."
No answer. This mouologuo went on for
somo time, till at last a young gentleman
in the comer of the carriage observed pa
thetically: "Ho won't show it, conductor.
It's no use. I know him so well. He's my
father." This class of man now frequents
thu tram cars, and tho magistrate takes n
very short way with them, "Twenty shil
lings or ten days."
Their Joy Turned to Sorrow.
A sad case is that of Herman Schlosser,
Jr. Up to tho spring of 1B90, when hu en
tered on his fifteenth year, ho was as bright
a hoy for his ago
as could bu found
in Now York city.
Hu awoke one
night and heard
some one trying
to force tho door
or the flat. He
aroused his father
ami wh Isporod,
here." Mr. Schlos
ser arose, grasped
a revolver and
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of his boy's asscr
tlon and he fired through tho panel of the
door. Tho marauders ran, and tho old
gentleman laughingly remarked to his
wife, "Those fellows won't givo us another
call lu a hurry."
Just then his eldest sou John exclaimed!
"Come, look at Herman! What Is thu mat
ter with him f"
Thu lad lay lu a fit and a physician who
was summoned said that h'S was suffering
from epileptic mania, tho result of fright
After that ho averaged two spasms a day
and often attempted suicide. Necessarily
he was sent to tho Ward's Island Insane
iivluin, where he apparently Improved.
Net long ago tho doctors pronounced him
cured, ami u day was llxcd for his release.
Tho parents went Joyfully to greet him
and tuko htm home. They returned broken
hem ted. Just before their arrival tho poor
lad's mania had taken a violent form, and
now it is doubtful if hu rver regains his
Touch Time for thn I'ollce.
"My wifu is falsel Thu world Is coming
That was all tho statement thu Miook
lyu police could get from cr.t.y John John
son ufter dragging him half tro.un from
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TIIK I.UVATIC AT IIAV.
The ollicers were mad, disgusted and
shivering, They had good reason for feel
Ing at (slds with tho world, At early dtivvi
a platoon was ordered out to rescue and
restrain a maniac, who was paddling about
on a spar and hurling dellnuce at the
On their arrival tho hluccoats found the
creek full of floating logs, and over these
they attempted to approach their pre)
One after aunt her slipped from his Insecure
footing Into the.streamaud spoiled his new
winter uniform, while the wild man yelled
with delight and derision. Had Johnson'
strength held nut tho chase might have
liccu kept lit) Indefinitely, but he grew
tired, pnddlediiuurshoruund was captured
Nothing of the lunatic's previous history
lir r-ia -'tU'B fllRV,
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11 BUB'S A (.001) DBA.
A COMDINATION STREET AND HOUSE
ft lias llritn Worked Out Ity Onn Woman
and Will tin Welcome to Many of Iter
Nlsters I'anuler luiiitry li Now In.
Hic lal Correspondence,)
Nr.w Yohk, .Inti. II. A novol nnd
highly tisoful Idea in luiviiigngown that
is purfct'tiut) for tho street ami also for
tho liousn has just Ik'oii ovolvod by it
lady who has plotily or mcaim mid tlmo
at hur t'oinimuid, but it Ih ttti Idon that
will bear working out by inutiy ntiotliur
sister. It consists of ti skirt utid jacket,
or cloak, tritumixl In thu sumo luaunur,
so its to bo worn In tho at root. Tho ttkii t
has it deep border of tuoutlloii fur, above
whluh aro liraldod ornatnontH, tnoro or
less oltiliorato. Tho Intuit of tho dress
skirt is fan plaited and plain, and training
a vory littlo at
tlm bottom. Tlio
cloak is bordured
with fur and
trim mod to
mutch tho skirt,
with Hquaro tabs
to lull in front
bolow tho knot's.
When a jacket
is worn, anin the
picture, tho vest
is inndo quite
plain. When the
it will Ih seon
that thu corsage
is as elaborately
galloon niul fur,
oftou with a lit
tlo vory rich lace
btukkt and iiouhK added us a sort
iutr.ss. of cravat bow.
Tho richness of tho corsago added to the
trimming on the skirt and tho lluuiioss
of thu material makes a most ulcgutit
and dressy costumo, which becomes
plain by comparison when tho otttur gar
ment is on.
Sotno of thu dresses inndo in this stylo
have at tho bottom just tho band of Ittr,
and thun a largo pattern in applique
velvot embroidery headed and finished
by narrow gold or silver cord. Tho
cloak tenches to below tho knees, so that
tho fur border on that reaches nearly to
tho fur baud below and almost hides tho
rich embroidery, and thus makes tho
dress rich, but modest enough for tho
street. When tho cloak is removed tho
superb guruituro of waist and skirt
makes a gown lit for the grandest recep
tion. These aro usually made of lino ladies'
sloth and tho most effective aro vioux
roso and biscuit color. Tan and green
also coiuo up well under this trentmout.
Tho corsago shown in this costumo ia
inado like a peasant waist, with tho top
scalloped and embroidered on tho edgo
with very narrow gold braid, and tho
scallops tiro laid on a background of m
standing fur like that on the skirt. Tho
upper part of tho waist is of jonquil
surnli. dotted with small jot uailheads.
Tho upper part of tho sleeves aro tho
same and tho lower of tho embroidered
9I0U1. Tho peasant corsago has a lotifr
pViint in front, which is richly em
broidered in lengthwise "pattern. I huvo
written nt this length to explain this
idea clearly, as it may bo of sorvico to
many hulk j who have tho notion that it
ia necessary to huvo a separate toilet for
ceremonious visits nnd for best streot
Among tho lovoly drosses shown by
an importing house 1 counted twonty
threo out of 100 dresses that had either
pannier or apron drapery. Ono very
dainty homo dress was of jonquil (which
Is a very popular color) India silk, with
I'ANNIKIt rilAI'KltY IS IK.
dark brown polka dots. The back waa
shirred in tour gathers and tho front of
thu skirt plain at the bottom, but with
u doubled drapery in trout put on in
tablier stylo. Tho waist was draped
across beautifully and tho upper p.irt
tilled in witli cream Japanese crape.
Another very elegant gown for an
elderly l.idy was of black faille frnn
cuiso, with u skirt plum ull around, but
with a flat applique of eseuriiil lace. I
also saw another gown like this in every
particular, but with a pinked rose nich
ing live inches wido around the bottom.
Tho front has an upnni drapery laid
quite Mitiited, with lory (loop folds,
which an bunched 1111 at the back. Tho
corsago has a plastron vest of esouriiil
lace over white satin. This Ih remov
able, and any other color can ho substi
tuted to vary tho costume.
For the small dinners, operas and
dances ot this season there aro somo
superb biocades, almost rivaling up
holstery in Holiness. One gray in two
shades, with Mlvor outlining, is ex
quisitely beautiful. Another has n
ground ol p.il" giceu and cream shot
bilk, with 11 delicate tattuellke tracery
in silvery white over it, altogether mak
ing a most fairylike pattern. Some
has black and red woven in Mich a way
that it looks like the bright line of tiro
on tho edges ol hiituul pastelKiurd, aurt
with the movement of the, wearer it
quivers and trembles liku living tire.
The rising sun of "92"
1 las shcil his beams, kind friends on you,
And may his bright and friendly rays,
Illume with light your future days. . '-
With the beginning of the New Year we commence our
Grand Clearance Sale of
Winter Suits and Overcoats.
All our Mens' and llovs' heavy suits nnd nvcicoats must he closed out within the
next sixty dnjH. To do this we have made such
EEDUCTI03ST OIF1 PEIOBS
that each and every garment In the bonne is a vciltablc bargain, Don't mUs
tills opportunity offered juii by the
GLOBE CLOTHING HOUSE
COR. 0 AND TENTH STS.
Special Bargain Sale
Monday Morning, January 18.
Kor particulars read
Do not fail
1023 O STEEET.
Have a pair of them for each member of the
family and then cold weather and cold floors
won't give them colds.
ED. G. YKTES,
1129 O STREET.
Vc keep In hIrIiI of nil tlm H')ilt, nwhiRlm; hleli o'er hill and steeple,
Toll I if tucnch w irlil anil Ktur, ulmUmr huIoiiiIUI baruiilns aro,
K II. Mhliet liiu tho Tret from a Mm-k Hint Ucmuplete,
'IVIIIng other worliln tlio iuh, Mliere to rmrcliuuo biJIon' hoe.
W For the opvru, tho ball room ortrcct wear, vcsliow attractive and oxeluilv itjr
1015 O St S. IB. NISBET. 1015 OSt.
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Sunday's State Journal.
to call on us.
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