Capital city courier. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1885-1893, March 26, 1892, Image 1

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Vol,. 7 No 16
Lincoln, Nrbhaska, Sa,tuhday, Ma won 20, I8G2.
Phiob Pivw Co n
Will It ever let up? The controversy n to
supremacy between New York and Chicago
11 1 ever a tliemo for nowspapors of the two
cities, and hero Is tho latest from the CMetiyo
lleruld: "All tho signs of the times ilnt to
the gradual decadence of New York and tho
approaching suprenmcy of Chicago. The
most recent Indication Is tho fato which is
about to befall the statue of Diana, which
has for somo tlmo been surveying the metro
polis from the tower In Madison 8uaro Gar
den. Now Yorkers are very proud of that
statue. It is the work of Augustus St. Gau
dent, and does credit to the distinguished
sculptor. It Is eighteen feet tall, and Is m
graceful and chaste as tho goddess herself.
But St. Gaudent and the architect of tho
garden havo concluded that an eighteen-foot
Diana Is too big a goddess for Now York.
She looks out of proportion In her enviro-
Ilient. Silo Will MinrAfnrn tin mmlrt tsi nntun
down from her perch, If 0110 may seak so
conventionally 01 mo immortals, and n
smaller goddess, one moro suited to Now
York's size, will tako her placo. It will bo
necessary to find a suitable location for tho
nrpsntlfc Inrira ninnn find if. la ufu tn unv
that shn will never feel entirely at home
until sne nncls nerseir settled In Chicago.
An eastern exchange says: "The gosslper
in modern society is a brandod member.
Gossiping has been placarded as Indisputable
evidence of low birth and common-place
breeding, and it Is decidedly thiTfnd now not
to repeat anything one hears: much less carry
tattle from teller to victim. Only tht shod
dyites are the gosslpcrs iu the society world."
luefadis a good one, but candidly I'm
afraid It would not work successtully in Liu
coin. But really now, wouldn't it bo u good
thing to try?
Old Governor Routt, of Colorado, has a
way with him that goes right to the heart of
the Colorado miner. Just before tho sulo of
public lands in Creede the other day he got
up and, amid wild applause, made the fol
lowing speech: "boys, I'm no tenderfoot
I'm one of you. I've been through the mill
and know all about your desires. You have
come here in good faith to make this your
home. You have xmatted on public land and
you ought to have it. The statutes require
us to sell to the highest and best bidder. You
are tho best bidders, nnd by the eternal, tho
mule's your'n. Howl down tho speculators,
but don't shoot. I left my gun at home,
Take yours back to your cabins. Now, go
on with your bidding, but don't shoot."
"Flaying chess by telegraph" is the title of
a rather Interesting paragraph In the tele
graph service of a Chicago newspaper which
reads thus: "A unique content took place
yesterday which, If successful, will mark a
new epoc In the history of chess matches.
For years the Manhattan Chess club, of this
city, and the New Orleans Chess, Checker
and N lust club have lieen desirous of testing
their strength in a team match, and tonight
a match by telegraph was played. A social
wire connecting both clubs was put in work
ing order and the match got under way.
Owing to mistakes In transmitting the dif
ferent moves the games wero necessarily
very slow. At a lato hour tqe New Yorkers
had captured ono game and n second was de
clared a draw."
The various jockey clubs iu the south and
west propose to hang up unusual largo sums
of money this season. Tho Gurlleld Park, of
Chicago, oiler 214,000 In stakes and purses.
Tho Twin City Club, of St. Paul, offers $00,
000 for seventeen days' racing, and tho Lato
nia club offers $130,000 forilfty days' racing.
The Wellington Park Club, Chicago, offers
120,000 for twenty days' lacing, and the
Hawthorne Club $200,000. Tho St. Louis
Jockey Club, for forty days' racing, offers Iu
stakes and purses nearly $:J50,000.
Ward McAllister's only daughter was
visiting not long ago iu Philadelphia, and at
a luncheon given in her honor assumed airs
of superiority which caused the other women
present mingled amusement and rage. Dur
ing the luncheon she remarked iu a supersll
lous tone to a bright gli I on her right : Ah,
have you anyone here who flllstho somewhat
impoitant place In society that papa does iu
New York!" "O, yes, several," sweetly re
plied the girl addressed, "but they'ro all
colored men." Town Topka
Since Jay Gould gave $10,000 to a New
York church, one of the clergy has termed
him "ono of the loveliest of men." That
clergyman ought to take a few night rides
with the boys who twist brakes on the Gould
railways at thirty dollars a month.
Walter Scott, a flfteen-yeur-old boy of
Dunkirk, N, Y,, is the coming humorist. Ho
wrote a letter to tho Loudon Times ques
tioning England's right to interfere In our
Chilian affairs and in Irish politics generally,
and declared that iu case of war tho Ameri
can eagle would pull the fur off the British
lion In lets than two months, Tho Thunderer
commented editorially ou tho letter and It
was printed all over the world. Dunkirk
should be proud of its promising bon.
The following from the Chlcayo Herald of
Tuesday, should bo read with much interest
by every Llncolnlte, irresectlvo of party or
politics. Mr. Bryun is making u line record
for hlnuelf, which leiliilnly relit els credit
upon Lincoln and her jieople. "Congress
man Bryan, of Nebraska, has begun to pny
the penalty of fame, Slnco he delivered his
famous speech on tho tariff iu tho house lust
week his mull has been full ly loaded with
letters from all parts of tho United States.
Ho receives requests by tho thousand for
coplespf the Jlecvrd containing his effort,
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nnd humlrels of rwpieHts for speeches from
him have come in from chairmen of demo
cratic committees In all parts of tho union.
'If I hail the time uml strength to spare,'
said Mr. Bryan today, 'nothing would please
mo better than to pass tho next year making
seeclies wherever tho people wanted light
on tho tariff question. If iu my humble way
I could do anything to overturn the mon
ster of protection in this country it would
glvo mo great pleasure. But there Is n limit
to the streugth of any individual, and while
I am willing to do tho best I can it will be
Impossible for mo to accedo to one-tenth part
of tho requests mado to me. Besides, I havo
a district of my own Iu which tho republi
cans used to have four or live thousand ma
jority, and I shall have to pay somo atten
tion to that.' Mr. Bryan Is ono of the
marked men of the house. Iu four months
ho has taken a rank which most men would
be willing to spend years in attaining All
visitors to the gallery usk to havo tho young
orator from Nebraska pointed out to them,
and, what is much better, hu has becomo one
of the leaders of sentiment and legislation on
tho floor."
Are you going cast, west or north next
summer on a vacation or pleasure trip? If
so why not take ndvautago of tho offer
mado by tho 1'iik Couiiikk and get round
trip ticket free! See advertisement page 8.
A violin statlciau 1ms discovered that
there Is a tension of slxty-oight pounds on
tho strings of mi ordinary violin, and a ver
tical pressure on tho bridge of twenty-six
IKHiuds. Tho tension on tho nerves of listen
ers to somo ordinary violinists should bq es
timated by tons.
Tho gossips seem to bo losing their reputa
tion. What has becomo of those promised
weddings that wero announced Christmas
time to tako place iu March I Must have
leen a falling out nil around or dumo rumor
Isonco again n vllo gosslper Como now:
March Is hero and nearly past, nut as yet no
"wedding iu which tho contracting parties
are from tho most prominent social circles."
A few moro cold snaps and another snow
storm and the scribblers of tho press will re
hearse the news Items entitled "Winter js
laying in tho lap of Spring."
Elsewheroln this Issuo will bo found n large
displayed advertisement announcing three
grent prizes to canvassers for tho Coumcit
which it will bo well for everyone to road.
The Couihbh Mints 2,000 new subscribers
by July loth, lb02, and takes this method to
secure them, and It believes that n great
many young ladles and gentlemen will com
pete for tho prizes which will certainly at
tract tho attention of all. It Is not work to
get subscribers to Tub Couiiikk nearly
everyone will take it if asked to do so and
that tho paper is a, fit and Interesting journal
for every homo is acknowledged by nil.
Why not read tho offer and comiwte for one
of the prizes offered? Think of tho lurgo
number of subscriptions you could get
among your friends and even if you fail to
Kocuro a prize, your work would bo fully
raid for and you would be dollars ahead for
your trouble. Read tho announremo nt, and
after so doing why not conclude to glvo It a
trial? It costs nothing and there 's much to
bo gained.
Description of tlio Forestry and Horti
cultural Ilulliling Illustrated Today.
The Forestry building is in nppearauco the
most unique of all tho exposition structures.
Its dimensions aro .100x500 feet. To a re
markable degree its architecture ii of tlio
rustio order. On all four sides of tho build
ing Is u veranda, supporting tho roof on
which Is a colonado consisting of a series of
columns composed of three tree-trunks each
&5 feet in length, ono of them from 10 to '-.'J
inches iu diameter and the others smaller,
All of these trunks aro left iu their natural
state, with batk undisturbed. They aro con
trlbuted by tho different states and terri
toiies of tho Union and by foreign countries,
each furnishing siiecimons of its moat char
acteristic trees. The sides of tho building
are constructed of slabs with tlio burk re-
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moved. Tlio window frame are treated In
tho same rustio maimer as tho rest of tho
building. The, main entrances nroulaliorato
ly finished iu different kinds of wood, the
material and workmanship being contributed
by several prominent lumber associations.
Tho roof is thatched with tan and other
Immediately south of tho entrance to
Jackson Park from tho Midway l'luhumce,
ami facing east on tho lagoou, is tho Hortl
cultural Building. Tho building is 1,000 feet
long, with an extremu width of 'J50 feet. The
plan is u central pavllllnn with two eu I pn
viIIIoih, each connected, foimlng two in
terior courts, each 89x!i70 feet. The centre
of the puvilllou is roofed by a crystal dome
187 feet In diameter and 1111 feet high, under
which are exhibited the tallest palms, bum
boos, mid tieu ferns mat can bo procured.
There are galleries In each of tho pavilion",
Tho galleries of tho end pavilions aro do
signed for cafes, the situation and the sur
roundings being particularly adapted to
recreation nnd refreshment. The cafes are
surrounded by uu arcade, ou three sides. In
this building aro exhibited ull tho varieties of
(lowers, plants, vines, seeds, horticultural
implements, etc.
The exterior of the building Is In " staff,"
tinted In a soft, warm buff, color being re
served for tho Interior mid tho courts. The
cost ot this building was about $1100,000.
"A High Old Time."
Went Homi, lo Ille,
Tlio sail news telling of tho death of Mr.
Abo Ksensky at Trov, N. Y was received
by his brother Louis by wire Monday. Mr.
Ksensky was a former resident of Lincoln,
and alwut a year ago took sick. Kind and
loving attendants did ull possible to nurso
him back to good health and dually succeed
ed sulllclent to enable lilm to return homo
somo months ago. His sufferings are over
now and Ills remains were laid to rest at
Troy Wednesday afternoon. Ho was a
bright, Industrious and upright young mun,
with best of habits nnd a most kindly heart.
But it is such, It seems, go first fiom life,
and Thk CouitiEU extends sympathy to tho
bereaved relutlves.
Tho medical faculty were charmingly en
tei tallied tho other evening nt the homo of
Dr. and Mis. Iutta. The guests, sixteen Iu
number, were Invited to an evening dinner,
which proved to bo a most elaliorato and
pltasant affair.
Mr. and Mrs. James R. Covert, after a
brief but pleasant w willing trip south, re
turned Monday and will be at homo to
friends after April itfth at 'MH K street.
Speaking of the happy event, which made
Miss Gustiu and Mr, Covert man and wife,
In last week's Couhikh, an error crept into
tlio type which mado it appear that tho
groom's in other Georgo was a party to tho
holy contract. Inasmuch us Mr. George
Covert is still in tho mitrlmonliil market, it
is not tho Couuikh'h wish to Injure his fair
prosscts and therefore tlio correction Is
cheerfully mado Iu justice to all concerned.
All tho latest mairazlnes, periodicals.
etc,, uowon suleuttho no w CouitlKit NkWs
;ta.Mi, 111! J. street.
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Katln Putnam nnd her conimny gnvo two
performances at the Lansing Saturday, pro
sentlng "Lovo Kinds a Way" in tho aftor
noou nnd "Emit, the Elf" at night. Good
houses witnessed both entertainment, which
worn of the same t lo ns havo been presented
by Miss Putnam for tho Inst docado. At
times she does and wiyH somo very clover
things, and at ran Intervals, when sho so
far losses control of her voice as to allow It
to drop Into a natural pltch.then sho Is really
enturtalnlng, but an n rule her high pltohed
articulations jar uon oiioh moro sensitive
nerves. Tho character of Ernm, tho Elf, as
enacted by her, Is that of tho conventional
child of nature, as only seen upon tho stngo
In pUys of this order and Is about as un
natural ns can possibly bo linnslnml. Tlio
supjwrt generally. Is stiff and nmnturlsh
with jierlmps tho exceptions of Mr. Bell, us
Slguor Rosftnku and Mr. Col ton, tho siort,
who present their parts iu a pleasing man
ner. Katlo Putnam, ns n city stnr Is not a
llrst class attraction, yet sho acceptably fills
that H)sltlon In towns not so largo as Lin
coln. V
Of nil tho cheap trashy attractions Mint
havo infested Lincoln within tho knowledge
of tho writer Nlbbe's French Burlesque com
I nny deserves tho distinction of being tho
poorest excuse of them nil. Few people ex
ported anything moro than a Creole show, or
a female minstrel performance, which in
themselves nro "rocky" enough, but in com
parison with this aggregation certainly de
servo to bo classed as (Irst-class attractions.
There was a fair house present to see tho
piece, If such It may be called, "ills Nibs
and 'His Nobs," and If tlio groans and sighs
and pretty language heard after tlio show
could only havo lieen kept for keepsakes nnd
pasted Iu uBcrupbock, my! whatnn historical
vlumo it would have mado for tho local
theatre. Why tho iinme of the company
Itself was sulllclent to glvo its full merit
nwny, to say iiHUglit of tho title of tho piece.
But alas I tho boys will go to seo what they
Itellevo to bo u great show of limbs nnd ns
usual find a cheap, common herd couiosed
of the low, vulgar classes and the scum of
the theatrical profession. Boys, keep your
coin, nnd if you will go to tho theatre for
amusement go to hear something that is ie
sportable; that has not tlio air of n fake
stuiuiel on lis face. Nlbbe's company
oieiied Tuesduy evening to close Its engage
ment but owing to the fact that thero wero
but a dozen people In the house, fall id togivo
a performance.
At the Lansing Tuesday evening Mr.
Charles A. Lodor presented a farce comedy
called " Oh! Wliiitn Night." Tills perform
mice is somewhat better than the average
farce, hut at Intervals tho lluus nro allowed
to lag and many of tho Jokes nro ancient,
but, on tlio whole, It pleased those who wit
nessed it. The music was goo! anil the airs
catchy, while tho dancing was of tho highest
degree, esiH-clally tho illusion dunce of tho
Leigh sisters In their Imitation of a dancer
before n largo mirror Their action and
movements are in good harmony with each
othor, at least so much so that it is almost
luqiosslble to decide whether there Is ono or
more dancers. This was undoubtedly tlio
event or tlio evening. Wext In proficiency
follows tho Rosebuds, for their singing was
excellent, ou which they wero heaitlly en
cored. Mr. Loder, whllogood, was not up to
tho standard existed of him. Mr, Edwards
as O'Grady did some very coiumeudublo
work and was liberally applauded, Miss
Gennellus the smmt girl, Chick, captured
the audience by Her winning ways ami
petite inaiiueilsius. It was, taken us a whole,
a very creditable attraction and pleased u
good sized uudieuco.
Wednesday evening at tho Funko a largo
and cultivated audlenco was highly enter
tained by Madame Modjcska, who us u menu
of showing her charming personality cIiomi
the character of Rosalind, and a more pleas
ing part could not havo been selected for the
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attributes of this great actress aro to noiart
lietter suited than to tho capricious heroine
of SlmkosMuro'H pastoral comedy, "A You
Like It." Modjcskn, as Rosalind, presents
an niiluiated picture of womanly graco
which Ii iu no wlso concealed by her change
to man s attire for It borders Iwtweou tho
renl and tho Ideal, but never does It ap
proach near enough to either "to cheat tho
eyes with blear Illusions." Tho hearty ap
plause that came ironi tho rnscluntvd listen
ers is due In part, to that wonderful magnet
ic iiower that Modlesku possesses and with
it curries her animated audience where oro
she goes. Mr. Thnlberg, as Orlando Is very
earnest in what ho does and says, so no fault
can bo found with his conception of tho
part that Is loyal, romnutk) and eager, but it
ml ght bo Mild that he pays less attention to
Ills thoughts than to his words. However,
ho pluys tho part iu a very creditable man
ner thouuh ho Is : trlfla too slender for thn
wrestling match which, by the way, Is quite
leaiostii!. Mr. John A. Inne. euuctlnir Jac
ques Is probably the most attractive and Im-
presslve actor iu tho supxiit. His recitation
I of the Seven Ages was well received and eu-
titled to much praise, Mr. ami Mis. Beau
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mink uiuiiii luiiiiiniunu mid ucilll wero
well cast and enter Into their respective
parts with sucn real earnestness us Is war
ranted to captivate such un audience as will
always witness Modjosku In "As You Like
"Two Old Cronies" was presented to ufnlr
sized audience nt tho Lansing, as a counter
uttrnctlou to Modjosku, ou Wednesday ovon
lllg. Tills piece has been trimmed and xil
Islieil Ull mill is Verv fnimv. Tim mnuli,
good and the dancing of tlio Don sisters Is
' very clover. Tlio featuro of tho evening was
that of our national gumo of Poker. Ander
son's comedians nbly sustained tho reputa
tion made for tho Cronies by thoorlglnutors,
I Willis, Henshnw utid Tenbrock, who started
the piece five years ago. It has lost nouo of
its meritorious features in that time, but
sovernl lagging parts have been icconstriict.
ed, making It nil tho better for tlio change.
( Tho audience was well pleased and tho com
J puny inuy bo credited us being one of tho
best farce comedy companies on the road.
The Sooiier Comedy company presented
"Inez" at tho Funko Thursday evening as
the opening piece of tho ten night engage
ment at that houso. A crow led houso wit
nessed that pleasing play which hinges on
thoBilventiires of a "down east Connecticut
Yankee" Iu the city of Mexico. Mr. Soonei
a Silas Grit divided honors with the Credo
dancing girl. Tlio costumes were unique
and pretty; so also was the minlo of tho
Mexican Troubadors catching. Last night
the tamo company played "Esther's Guar
dian" to n good nudlencw In tho same accept
able manner. For the money this is really
tho best show ever seen in Lincoln.
I Notwithstanding the fact Mint Mr. Gll-
i lette's charming llttlo farro comedy, "Mr.
Wilkinson's Widows" lias boon seen lieforo in
J this city uiidnt that tlmo did not receive n
J wry encouraging reception from either pub-
l llo or press, u large and fashionable audience
I saw It again produced nt tho Lansing Inst
evening by Mr. Frohman's comedians. As
j presented by this company one could scarcely
, U'lleve It the same play that was submittal
to tho Lincoln public last winter. Georglo
Drew llurrymore's natural vigor and happy
?ie"iilliirity of manner made herinon ncoept
alilo us one of the iiilMiuderstixid widows; she.
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She has a smooth, easy action Mint is very
captivating. Thomas Burns as the good
untitled, flirting and fickle army ullleer gave
on excellent interpretation of hispirt. All
Iu all, "Mr. Wilkinson's Widows" is n very
laughable, ns well us pleasing entertainment
to spend an evening with and was highly up
I pi eclated by tlioso who were fortunate
enough to be present.
Tho Kpooner Comedy conisiny has nl-
reudy won Its way into opu!ar favor, and
. Its engagement promises to bo n most suo-
j cessful one. Tho reertolre comprises some
of tho best tnudaiil plays Including a mini-
Iter of now nnd taking pnslucllons. bee '
what Is raid of thorn else where i
I'eoplo were turned it way from the Capital
City oerft houso on both Tuowlay and
Wednesday ovnolngi, and thn week's engage
ment of tho opulnr Hpoouer Comody com
puny has been a gratifying success. Den
M,)lm Yni, i Talk.
Llttlo Cecil HKKmor Is a wonderful oh I Id
nnd her xcialtliv nrn n strong featuro of
tho entertainment. Olt iiiniwi Zii C'onr
kr. Tho singing nnd dancing of the clever llt
tlo louhrette, Little Cecil, was received with
npplauso. tVifnr Itttpld Daily HepubUcan,
The mott Important theatrical event of
tho season will bo the presentation of the
American Extravaganza Company's mam
moth siiectacle, "Hltibad, or tho Maid of Dal-
sora,"at tho lousing Theatre, Thursday
evening. Tho organization has now been
established for over live years, and is pructl-,
callyn stock burlesque company, with IU
home nt tho Chicago Oora house, when the
Initial production and long runs of David
Henderson's oxlrnvagauzns nro given.
Tho plctornl beauties of "Hlnbnd" nro di
vided Into four nets, uhio scoims and several
tableaux. Tho play oiens with n vlnwof the
Port of Balsornnt day break; tho llttlo city
on tho Persian gulf from which tho original
Blnbail sailed, In quest of Ids adventures. In
the second act, thn deck of n pirate ship
"Tho Roo" is seen. A cunning llttlo cupId
who direct the characters In the piece, and
protect young Hlnbnd and Ills sweetheart,
Nlnetta, through their vicclssitudoi, roscuos
nil tho dramatlo orsouiu from the wrlls of
tho deep nnd lauds them on a cannibal
island. Following this ccno conies n tangled
equatorial Jungle nt sunset, and aftor that
the famous valley of diamonds, frozen by
the Frost King. Herothogrnud ballet of tho
piece occurs. It Is entitled "A Winter1
Carnival," and Is taken part In by tho eu tiro
corps of dancers, numbering over sixty girls,
nttirod Iu costumes representing Iclolts,
snow Hakes, skaters, tobogganers and sleigh
ers. Incidental to tho dlvortisomoiit nro a
dance clinracterl-que, entitled " Astrology,"
by Mile. Edith Cruske, nnd a novel double
dntico with striking electrlo light effects, en
titled " Tlio Northern Lights," by Mllles.
Btoddart and Stevens. This Is the celebrated
sei'iwntlno dnnco which has created such a
sensation In tho east. Following this comes
n graceful pas do deux by Fraullou Martha.
Innler, tho premiere dnuseuso nbsoluto of
tho company, osslstod by Frnulcln Henrietta
"Slnbad's" gold and Ivory unlace is the
seat of the action of the fourth att, and the
final scenlo picture, which Is displayed when
tho trials 6f,tio persecuted hero and heroine"
are over, represent " Tho Morning of Life."
It Is a transformation sceno, which forjioeMo
beauty and nrtlstlo coloring has probably
never been urpasod.
Among tho bright musical numbers of
"Slnbnd" aro tho following: "Tho Boglo
Man," "Ti nous Steel," "That's What tho
Wild Waves aro Haying," "There nrn Mo
menu When Ono Wnnts to bo Alono," "In n
Minute" nnd "The Interrupted Heronnde,"
The company number over 100 eoplo nnd
in the cast nro tho following well-known
names: Ixiuio Kissing, Ida Millie, Jessio
Villain, Toisy Nenu, Frnnkle Raymond, An
nie Dncre, Bessie, Lynch, Emma Mlllo, Nel
lie Lynch, Henry Norman, Arthur Dunn,
Edwin Foy, Dan Hart, Honcer Gracey,
Charles T. Crawford and Harry McKIhioii.
Tlio sale of seats oiens nt tho Lansing box
odleo Tuesday morning.
No commedlan on tho road, 1k he Dutch,
Irish or of nuy other cIum, over receives n
more cordial welcome Iu Lincoln than does
Mark Murp'iy, formerly of Murray & Mur
phy but of lato well known ns tlio bright
particular shining light in that latter-day
success, "O'Dowd's Neighbors." Tho pleco
lias had one presentation hero and the iteoplo
nro yet smiling over tho irreslstablo laughs
they enjoyed on that occasion. Murphy is
nothing if not original nnd liU originality Is
of the character that is ever iveiitive of
something new. It wns lie who first sang;
"lium-ta-ra-rM,"and mado tho song iopular
throughout tho land. His brogue Is of tho
most quaint and Interesting order and Ills
vocal selections nro always uew and catchy.
The engagement Is for but ono night uml
everyone that loves pure and wholesomu
Irish comedy of u high order will attend
this performance ut tho Lansing next Satur
day evening.
Tho coming of Stuai t Hobson to tho Laii
slug early iu April Is an event of moro than
ordinary importance. Besides tlio high
standing of tho comedian tho play of "Tho
Henrietta" Is one which has urouscd a high
degree of Interest wherever produced. Wall
street men anil their methods have figured in
plays lieforo, but they havo never been ns
skillfully t tented as Iu Itrousoii Howard's
comedy, '1 hu author has blended stocks and
sentiment nnd humor with rare skill. Ho
lias written a piece which does more than
ileal with complications of plot and laugh
nhlo situations.
"Tlio Henrietta" is a satire, brightly and
wittily written, and a serious vein
for effective dramatic Interest. "Tlio taps
of the ticker," it bus been remarked, "may
bo said to bo tlio tin cud of tho story. About
that xierribbou is woven a narratlvoof love
and avarice." Nicholas VuiiAlstyuo is tho
iiioh successful unit daring operator uu "tho
Street." Ho rules tho market and uses his
iwwer to "bull" tho stock of the "Henrietta
Mining Company" in which hols deeply In
terested. He Is also interested In a huudsomti
young widow wlionu charms have lunde u re
markable impression upon a fiusliiounblo as
tor, u clergyman who preaches against
gambling and speculating! '' stocks. Tho
inline of the mine is tlio cause of somo laugh
able misunderstanding ull around; tho diffi
culties nro Increased by the fact that "tho
big deal" which Is being mado in tho stock
may bo relumed If tho true facts nro given
to the women. Tho scheme, however, Is
threatened in uu entirely different direction.
Van Alsty no's elder sou is ambitious to bo tho
lender ot Wall stieel, and to obtain his owlt
(continued ou fifth lmgo.)