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A-FoPdlAR RPERfoP Aopcrn .TIMES w
Vok. 7 No. 35
Lincoln, Nichhaska, Sa.tuday, Auoust O, ItSOU.
Pkicic Fivic ClMltl
More forcibly than over liefore was tho
necessity of nn auditorium brought to tbo at
tention of Lincoln people during the past
week, Fortunately pleasant weather per
mltted tho enjoyment of Gov. McKlnley's
leech in the open air. Hut to hundreds tho
thought doubtless suggested twf m(,y
time.' "In what nplcklo wo would find our
selves were wo to hnve rnlu." How chn
grlued wo all would certainly have felt bad
rain prevented an outdoor meeting. There
were ten thousand visitors In Lincoln to hear
that speech, asklo from Lincoln's own eag?r
thousands. No hall in tho city would have
begun to hold even tho visitors Suposo
that tho weather had turned out uufavornblo
after that crowd had reached tho city, how
would tho visitors hnvo feltf What would
Uovernor MoKinley have thought of It J
How woukl the jieoplo of Lincoln have felt
There were hundred of peopla who wore
wishing Wednesday that Lincoln had an nu
ditoilum. Then there wuh the state conven
tion with Its 840 delegated. It was impossible
to reat them all in the body of the Lansing,
and even after 'MO of them had been located
on the stage there was a decided scarcity of
room. There is no longer any question about
it. If Lincoln desires to enjoy her prestige
as convention city she must have an audi
torium. Tho rain-maker may be able to work won
ders in tho lino of his profession, but lie can't
overcome the doubts of the incredulous. It
may bo as easy as rolling off a log for him to
invoke the elements, but ho can't mako his
neighbors believe it. There is no way by
which he can prove his agency in the pro
duction of rainfall, hence it is that Dr.
Swisher, the Lincoln rain-maker, is nursing
a magnificent endowment of disappointment
and chagrin. He was invited by local gent
lemen of means and reliability to operate In
Lincoln and produce an inch of rainfall, his
employers reserving the right to select tho
time. A subscription paper was circulated
and it was finally announced to him that he
might proceed at once, as the money wax
ready with which to pay him. Ho signed a
contract to produce the rain for the f'KMJ sup
posed to have been subscribed.
There was not a sign of rain when he is
upiosed to have begun work. He made no
demonstration whatever, and there was no
outward evidence manifested anywhere that
he was doing a single, solitary thing to pro
duce rain. He kept his process, If such a
thing he may have, safely hidden in a buck
room at home, at 1050 T street, and came
down town occasionally with his eyes turned
heavenwards, as if anticipating the arrival
of his herd of clouds. Had he got out on top
his house with a base drum, a cannon or any
other device and inado some demonstration
however senseless and Impotent of the pur
pose in view, people would have believed
that he was earning his money. Hut they
couldn't see him doing anything, and there
fore when rain came in less than forty-eight
hours from tho time be began work, there
was nothing to indicate with any degree of
conclusiveness that he brought it.
It availed him nothing that he had pre
viously described the peculiar symptoms his
storm would evince, and that the storm
which came fitted his description "to a tee wy
tee," even though the storm was unlike any
ever before seen. Probably half of the peo
ple that rejoiced at tho rains arrival resented
the idea of the possibility of his agency In the
matter. Among the skeptical, unfortunately
for Dr. Swisher, were the gentlemen who
had assured him his ducats. Although they
bad evinced sufficient confidence In his abil
ity to bring rain to go to the trouble of em
ploying him, when the rain came they lost
faith at once, and when he applied for his
money he was chagrined by the Information
thnt his employers were not satisfied that he
bad earned his money. They demanded
proofs of his agency. Of course he could not
furnish them, at least without revealing his
process and demonstrating its scientlllo ap
plication, and this he emphatically declined
It was a tplendid rain and did thousands
nf dollars benefit to this immediate vicinity,
Wheu asked about it Dr. Swisher said: "I
claim that I produced the first brief shower
and that brought the general storm of the
same evening to this section, find I supposed
that I would of course get my pay according
to contract. I thought that the men who
hired me were reputable and would meet
their written obligations. No, I shall prob
ably not sue them, as I dislike litiga
tion. I'erhaps they may want some moro
rain tome time. I notice that some of the
paers appeared to be very much exercised
lest I shculd get my money, demanding that
I be burned as a witch and indulging in cither
equally anarchistic denunciation. Now I
don't care If they don't believe In my ability
to produce rain. I don't exjiect everyliody
to believe that, although It can be done on
flmple scientific principles, but when they
begin to advocate burning me they will find
me Intel posing vigorous objections. The de
mand of the gentlemen for proofs that I
brought the rain convinces me that they
would like to get hold of my secret. And
you will remember that before I ojerated
they were introducing me as the rain-maker,
but after 1 brought the rain they referred to
me as the old fraud."
Since the above was put In type, Dr. Swish
er tins placed tho matter of collecting the
subscriptions in the hands of Attorney I). P.
Osgood, and that gentleman storted out yes
terday moiningto see what could le done.
I met Mr. Osgood In the afternoon, and ou
asking him how he was prcgrewlng, said,
""Here's the original paper, ond it speaks for
Itself," The contract contains about twen
ty names, and of tho number over half of
them had been collected and that without n
woid of discussion or'comploint. Asregaids
tho report that the money would not I hi fortn
coming, ther seems to tx nu error. The
only troublo seemed to lie to get some one of
tho leaders hi tho move to do the collecting.
r. Osgood says ho apprehends no dllllculty
in collecting all tho money, and that each one
willingly pays upon demand.
As works of art deserving of commeiidat Ion
the series of pictures on exhibition In the
window of Huffman's tailoring establishment,
comprising photographic scenes of Halt take,
and ISiirllngton ileach, would reflect credit
upon any artist In that line, and therefore
when It Is known that they are the work of
Miss llnttlu Huirntitn, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs, W. 8. Huffman, n girl of nlwut four
teen years, admiration for their many excel
lences Is naturally increased. The young
girl has certainly developed u remarkable
aptitude for the art, said to Ihj born of n nat
ural love for it. Ho that ns It may sho has
caught n dozen of the prettiest lake views
that could have been designed and her work
is finished In n stylo that Is not only remark
able for ouo so young, but has led to largo
orders for the pictures from patrons and
friends of tho lake, among them lelng the
managers of that popular resort. They will
certainly leave u decidedly favorable Im
pression of Lincoln wherever they may be
Tho presence of Governor McKinley of
Ohio in Lincoln Wednesday drew one of the
largest crowds of the year to the city. It
was veritably a state fair gathering and the
manner in which all were entertained mnde
them feel fully repaid for their journey to
mid from the capital city. They came for
many miles, as one old farmer remarked. "I
came 1A0 miles nnd 1 wouldn't h missed it
tor anything." It was n big day hi Lincoln,
and the honored guest must certainly have
felt (tattered both at the reception ho ie
ceived in the city and the size of tho audienco
that listened so attentively to him at the capi
tal grounds. It is closely estimated that
fully !W,000 people were present and after an
hour and n half's talk when the governor said
ho thought it was time to quit, the audienco
fully demonstrated Its interest in the talk by
yelling "no, no! go, on, go on! " It was one
of tho largest ns well as the most refined and
representative assemblies ever seen in the
great west, and the occasion was enjoyed
alike by host and guest.
The Journal' report of the McKinley re
ception and his talk at the state house was
one of the most interesting as well as most
exhaustive accounts that any pavr could pro
duce and the Coumr.it believes that the city
of Lincoln Is slow to appreciate a good thing
when the people fail to recognize tho Journ
al ' enterprise in this nnd numerous other
instances. With tho foresight of any met
ropolitan newspaper, it took the entire
speech down in short hand, two stenograph
ers being on the platform for that purpose,
and printed nearly eight columns the next
morning. While the Journal's general jkiI
icy may not always lie approved or com
mended by the masses, yet all fair-minded
readers must admit that for new, both local
and foreign, they show remarkable tact and
enterprise for a town the slzoof Lincoln. In
fact the telegraphic reort every dny Is fully
as large nnd frequently larger than that of
the Omaha, Denver, Kansas City or any
other western paers, and on such prominent
occasions as the one herein referred to, the
Journal's report need not take a back seat
for any paper In the country. It is all well
enough for tho couteniiorary papers to howl
about the "poor old Journal," but let them
give the public the news service, which Is of
course the main reason for taking a paper,
that the Jouanal does, then they may expect
the public to take more stock hi their claims
for supremacy In the uewsWer field. This
is not idle talk, nor Is It done to throw chunks
of tatfy at the door of the morning contem
porary, but Mloving that the Journal is
giving Lincoln an excellent news service,
there is no harm in saying so, and giving
credit when ami where It belongs.
Ilia a Orders.
Mrs. Mnluprop has n host of follower
who never heard of her, or who If they
should hear of her would see nothing out
of the way In what she said. Tho follow
ing truo story could perhaps bo matched
by other Mrs. Malaprops. A well kuown
Rochester physician was hastily sum
moned to attend a sick child, whom he had
already visited ouce.
Tho Physician (entering) What is the
matter with tho child ?
Mrs. M. Oh, sir, I don't know.
The Physician Well, whnt have you
done for It?
Mrs. M. I only gave it what you told
me tho condemned milk nnd impaired
It is little wonder that tho child had In
digestion. Rochester Post-Express.
"mowing It In."
Ho Are you happy, now that yo ih
He Compared with whom?
Sho Compared with my husband. Life.
Cutting a Knott.
There Is n man in Manchester named
Will Knott. When In a hurry ho signs hi
uunie "Won't. "-Loudon Tit-Hits.
Just before leaving for tako OknboJI
Charlie Hurr received the following lines
from Frank Hathaway, who with n party Is
Antwerp, Hei.oium, July, 7, 1MW,
My Dear Ciiaki.ik. If you won't kick on
the quantity I will, In the language nf tho
Mlltetilitim &frllililn vim it fiiwt lltina If lilts
lieeu exactly ten days since wo lauded In
i.iverptxn, mil ir i uanirt. Kepi an neeuraie
count I would swear It was nearer twelve
weeks Wo sou so much In n day. Up to
date wo have Ix-en through considerable of
Kuglaud nnd Scotland three days In Lou
don in short timu In ench Rotterdam, The
Haguoaud Amstcrdim, the three principal
cities in Holland, and today we are doing
Antwerp. Wo are certainly having n mag
nificent timo; everything Is so interesting,
and wo hnve seen cathedrals and picture gal
leries until wo can't drotm of anything else.
The party wo nro with Is a very pleasant
one five young ladies and tho balance of
various ages. We have quite a time getting
onto the money of each country. C Y. went
into a store yestorday In Amsterdam and
paid for something In French money and
they gave him change in Holland coin. He
thought they wero doing him and made a
kick and came near getting fired out bodily.
How is everything in Lincoln Whatuie
all the people doing, yourself in particular!
This is very short, Charlie, but 1 am the last
one to dinner now. My address will be cure
of Will. Shepherd, Hotel de Lille et d'Albion,
Paris (If you don't get tired writing it). A
letter written me up to August !M will reach
mo there. Very sincerely,
Halt Lake Special Not Ire.
Hereafter children under IS years of age,
provided with their own suits, will lw ad
mitted to the bathing privileges at Hurling
ton bench for Fiktekn Cents
Nothing so nice for table use as mineral
water. Cook-Halley Grocery Co. have a
large Hue of the most nourishing goods, in
cluding the genuine Imported l'ollmarls Re
gent Spring from Excelsior Springs, Mo.,
impoited Ginger Ale, etc.
Swimming lessons given to ladles ami chil
dren at Hurllngtou Heach. For Information
call on Mts. A. II, Hosman, at Lincoln Steam
Dye Works olllce. Uft'i O street. s Ctf
Notice to Ilaix'liiK L'lulit.
The dancing pavilion at Hui'lingtoti Reach
is now ready for the public. Every Monday,
Thursday and Saturdry evening there will
be a public dance. On other evenings the
floor will be retained for the use of private
clubs. No dancing on Sunday.
, Gkowie a. Si'E.vceh, Manager.
Only Twele hollars tu lleiner, Colorado
Springs or 1'uelilo mid Iteturii,
August M to 4th, inclusive, the 11, & M
will sell round trip tickets from Lincoln to
above named points for jl'J, good for ie turn
till October 10th, IMtt.
This Is by all odds tho lowest rate ever In
augurated between Lincoln and the Rocky
Mountains, and the oppoituulty should Ihj
Improved. Tickets at II. & M, deiot or city
office, corner O and Tenth streets.
A. C. ZiKMKjt, City Pass. Agt.
V. I'. S. C, K. (Jraml Km urmoii to lleatilce.
On WliitiidAV. AiiL'iikt ITtli.nt 1 t.'tfl ii. in.
" . - - .'-i ,
a rpeclal train will leave 11. & M, depot for
immnf, rriuoiuiK n win leave ueaince III
up. ill. i ne extraordinary low round trip
rate of Kl cents has U-en secured for the oc
casion, and this ought to insuie a large turn
The Lincoln City Union of Y. P. S. C. E.
and their friends propose making this the
largest and most enjoyable gathering of, the
year. Don't miss it. Tickets at It. & M.
dejwt cr city olllce, corner O and Tenth sti.
A. C. .lEMKlt, City Pass. Agt.
Now' the Time tolluj.
Have you visited L. Meyer A: Co.'s yetf If
not, why not I Don't jou know jou're losing
valuable time nnd money I There Is not n
day In the year but that Meyer t Co. are
offering bargains In souiodepattmciit. Tlioy
re great pushers. It it lot of goods come
III and they don't sell fast enough, or move
its rapidly as they think they should, they
are cut Into like n kulfo Into it watermelon
held by n negro. They buy tho goods to sell
and if they don't sell progressively It's useless
to let thoiu lie and eat tho interest on tho
money Invested. They must go and such
prices as they put on them tin make them go.
There are a number of Just such bargains
now on hand nnd you might as well get them
ns others. For Instance In summer goods
and there's lots nf summer left yet, nearly
two months they are offering everything at
way down prices to miko room for fall
goods. Why then swelter and din young
wearing out yourselves In this hot weather
Mfh'fNLEV, OF OHIO.
attired In heavy clothing. Ladles will find
a largo line of neat and thin apparel at Mey
er's at prices that are guaranteed to be far
below market value,
Uotallug tho O street grocer, says ho meets
all honorable competition, ami ho tries to
have everything as represented anil Is only
too glad to rectify any mistakes. Telphoue
number Is DID and his store Is 1435 O street.
A Natural Horn DrWstr.
Harlow Vn-ns, I'm vewy fond of dwlr
ing. Get it from my fnthah. Ho was m
gweat dwiver in his day.
OLD II.MILOW DHIVIKO.
At a meeting of the Lincoln Coal Ex
change, held this 13th day or July, IbW, the
following preamble and resolution was
Wrekxah, Coal is n staple commodity,
whleh should be, and Is, sold at a very close
margin, and we are compelled to pay cash
lor me same, therefore tie it
Uttotrnl, That on and aftr August 10, .
IS'.tt, we, the undersigned coal dealers in the '
city of Lincoln, do hereby solemly promise
and agree that we will sell coal only for
R. U. Oakucy,
WhitzhkeahtCoaii anuLime Co.
H. M. Leavitt.
T. D. Moultox,
MwROi'iu Valley Fuel Co.
Hutchins & Hyatt.
Euiieka Coal Co.
C It. Havemh & Co.
Lincoln Coal Co.
A, S. (iOI)KKEV.
Hotallng, the 0 street grocer, has any
thing you may wnut In the way of lunch or
plcnls specialties, such a puddings, jellies,
tongues, beef, pottd meats, deviled ham,
(Mi of various kinds, pickles, oils, and dress,
ings, canned fruits, vegetables, cr.okles, po
tatu chips, etc., etc, and so on and so on,
I Hpeelnl UouiiiRit Correspnuilencn.1
Nkw Yoiik, August II. Many of the New
Ymk theatres am still In darkness, but the
hum of busy preparation for tho coming sen
sou Is heard on every hand. With tho be
ginning of August llrondway was alive with
actors and nctresses and all the stages and
halls were given up to rehearsals, Tho Un
ion Square theatre Is the first to open, Chas.
(lurducr having opened .Monday evening In
"Fatherland." The new Fifth Avenue the
atre follows next Monday with onn of ('has.
Vrohtiisn' companies In n now play entitled
"Settled Out of Court." August III has been
settled on by Manager Murtlm for the bo
gi lining of the suasou at tho Windsor, where
"Jerry," n comedy drama, with J, W Hum
liters and Grade Kmmett ns the stars will bo
mh.ii, Tho samo evening J, M. Hill begins
operations at the Standard theatre with Ijiw
renco Mnrston's play "Colomlio." August 1ft
will see tho opening of tho season at tho
llrondway with DeWolf Hopper In "Wag,"
at the Lyceum with E. II. Sotheiu In "Iet
telhlnlr," and the Fourteenth Street theatre
with n diniim called "Tho White Squadron,"
In which some realistic effect are to bo
shown, Gllmoro and Tompkins are making
some extensive preparations for a revival of
"The Hlack Crook" at tho Academy of Mu
sic In September. Katie Kmmett stmts tho
preliminary season at tho Star theatre Au
gust 1Mb in "Killaruey"nuil will be followed
at that house Septcmlier A by Roland Heed
In "U-nd Me Your Wife," Its first produc
tion In New York. Proctornnd Turner start
in nt the Twenty third Street theatre In Au
gust with Robert Mnutell In n new play, to
Ik) followed by Nell Hurgess In "Tho County
Fair." Iloyt and Thomas are to continue "A
Trip to Chinatown" at tho Madison Square
till October, when Mr. Hoyt's latest farce,
"A TeiniK-rance'Town," will be mado known
to n New Yoik audience. In November tho
"Fencing Master," n comln oiem, will bo
presented at the Standard with Mario Tern
jiest as tho star, Augtistln Daly promises a
magnificent revival of "Tho Teniest" In the
early fall and A. M. Palmer's stock company
returns to New York In January. John
Drew debuts as a star October lid nt Palmer's
theatre. As yet Manager Hoscnquest has
not announced his program for tho HIJou
theatre. Herrmann's cosy tittle playhouse
opens for tho season Soptoinber l'J, when
Professor Herrmann will begin n four week's
engagement. Alexander Comstock has
leased Nlblo's nnd exHcts to throw open the
doors of this famous old theatre August 1ft.
Tho Park theatre has not yet been leased and
no dntu for the beginning of the season is an
nounced. Jchomk Eddy.
"Little Tlpet" win produced at the Lan
sing Wednesday evening for the first time
and owing to tho heated contest In politics
and the attractions nt the parks, drew but u
small audience. The company, Harrison Si
Hell's comedians, is one of tho most clover lot
of actors that has appeared In Lincoln, nnd
the piece receives every attention and the
various characters are most creditably de
fined. I am somewhat afraid, however, that
the general tone of the piece I too Parisian
for the average American audience and too
many broad reflections uro cast that do not
take well with the detlrablo element of play
goers. Mr. liowser, who made his first hit
as "Snags'' in Hoyt's "Hunch of Keys" when
it was In Its prime, takes the leading role, If
such there bo any, and Mr. Hell makes nil
out of a muddled role that there Is In it. The
work of Miss Mablo Hert is especially to lie
commended, her quiet, genteel and uiiassum
lug munnerlnns Mug particularly attract
ive and enjoyable. She is a handsome wo
nan, dresses comely and Is the chief attrac
Ion of tho female supjKirt. 1 here Is no fault
to find with the couqmny or Its work, and If
some of the suggestive taints were lemoved
from the work, "Little Tlppett" would prove
u most enjoyable bit of hilarious comedy.
That clever little body, the ever winsome,
cute and pretty soubrette, Alice Evans, Is
coming to town, nnd to see her In "Cupid's
Chariot" the boys will forsake their clubs,
the lodges, their outings and even their best
girls, Alice Is ii veritable little charmer and
were it not for tho fact that tho Couitlcit'H
dramatic man is a confirmed old benedict
nnd the father of a big family, he would
certainly find his way to u front seat Mon
day evening at the Lansing and try to "mush"
little Alice from the bald head row. Miss
Evans, they say, wears the prettiest and
cutest cottume in "Cupid's Chariot" ever
seen on the stage, In which she looks "just
too lovely for anything." She does u new
dance this season, culled the "Whirlwind
dance", ami if we are to tsdieve our eastern
theatre writeis, Us worth going miles to mo.
Sol Smith Ruisell, who has no fear of the
election excitement, begins his tour August
Sth in Denver, reaching the Ualdw In theatre
in San Francisco August '.".', for a two weeks
engagement, Mr. Russell's repertory for
the season will le "Peaceful Valley" and tho
reconstructed version of "A Poor Relation."
His supporting couiaiiy includes the names
of Frank E. Aiken, Charles Canfield, Earle
Sterling, Frank Usttln, George S. Stevens,
11. F. Rutledge, Minnie Radcliffe, Mai ion
Abbott, Uelle Lynn, Mai ion Lester. Kate
Reynolds and little Hazel Clmppel. Mr
Fred O, Herger continues as the manager.
He is booked nt the Lansing.
The following are the Important attractions
this week in New York. "The Vice Admiral"
at the Calno, Vaudeville at Tony Pastor's,
The Henry E. Dixey Company in "The Mas
cot" at Palmer's thatre, "A Trip to China
town'' at the -Mfcdlsou Square, "Slnbad" at
the Garden theatre, Charles A. Gardener In
"Fatherland" at the Union Square theatre.
"The Vice Admiral" now In Its second
month at the Casino In New York, Is still
drawing excellent houses nnd gives promise
of retaining Its hold for weeks to come. Ar
rangements nro lining made to send tho op
era nu tho road for n limited number of
weeks In the fall with tho present company,
headed by Jefferson do Angeles In tho cast.
Tho reception In Europe each week or goodly
sired sums for royalty has awnkeued tho
composer, Cnil Mlllnokr, to the fact that tho
Casino version of his opera Is far better than
the original, nnd during a recent conference
with Rudolph Aroiisou ho arranged to hnvo
the libretto translated and adapted for tho
German stage, with tho Intention of produc
ing It In Vienna in September.
Annie Wnnl Tllfauy'suow comedy for next
season Is called "Lady Hlarnoy."
Harry E, Stanford will be tho business
manager of "A Fair Rebel Company'1 till
Joseph JelTei son opens his season In "Rip
Van Winkle" October Kith nt tho Shir thea
tre In Now York.
Tho regular season nt tho Fourteenth Street
theatre In New York logins September KHIi
with "A Fair RoM."
Mrs. llenmrd lleero begins her tour of this
country November 14 nt tho New Manhattan,
opera liouso In Now York,
Roland Reed Is to oeii the regular season,
nt tho Star theatre with tho first production.
In Now York of "Lend Mo Your Wlfo."
Mningor Edwin II. Rico has completed h's
company to support Clara Morris nnd to np
iear In "Imagination" tho coming season.
Henry K. Dlxey nnd "Tho Mascot" are
doing finely In Now York nt Palmer's thea
tre, where Cnmlllo D'Arvillo has mnde a hit
In the part of Ilettlna.
Jennie Yentunus blossoms out as n star
September ft at tho HIJou thatro In New
York. "Hi P. M." Is the title of her new
Fred G. Herger, Sol Smith Russell' s man
ager, Is building n handsome residence In
Washington, I), C, where he has decided to
mako his eruinuent home,
Lillian Russell Is back from Europe. Sho
Is to spoud u few weeks at tho Thousand Is
lands of tho St. Inwrenco beforo beginning
hur season lu "The Mountebanks."
Tho Union Square Theatre In New York
reopened tho 1st of August with a German
piny and u German comedian. Tho piny la
"Fatherland" and tho comedian Is Charles R.
Jefferson, Klaw and Erlnngcr havo ac
quired nn interest In the American tour of
Mrs. Dernard Beere nnd In the farrtctll
visit of Mine. Pnttl, which will occur next
Unless something tempting should offer
Frederick Paulding will not go on the road
this fall. He exocts to remain In Now York
playing sjieclal engagements, only,
Hobsrt Downing, supported by his clever
wife, Eugenie itlalr, Fred G, Mosoly and n
strong company, begins his season August
'."J In Kansas City. This will bo tho 0wnlng
attraction at the Fuuke.
Jauauschek, after all, Is nut to retire from
the stage. She will bo In harness again tho
coming season, but sho has abandoned "Tho
C. It. Jefferson, Klaw nnd Ei lunger seud
two "Country Circus" compnnlcxou the road
this fall. The first one to start opens Octo
ber IJOth . and tho second November 7th, In
Washington, D. C,
The now play called "Rohan the Silent,"
which Snlvinl Is to produce In conjunction
witli "Cavallerla Rustlcaua" next season,
will, It Is snld, prove a test of his histrionic
ability from the Dclartian standpoint.
"The Tar and Tartar" comic opera com
pany which Is to be managed by Mullah and
Itosenthal will Include sixty-five people, and
will be an unusually strong orgnuiMiou.
Among those engaged are Annie Meyers,
.Matilda Cottrelly, Louise Royce, Emma
Hlaiichard, William Pruette, Frederick
Frear, Charles Meyers and II. M, Ravens
croft, 1'IIIMKOSE AM) WEST THURSDAY.
There nre few footllght favorites that visit
Lincoln that receive n warmer or more cor
dial welcome than does I 'rim rone & West's
minstrels, who pay their annual vslst to Lin
coln Thursday of next week, appearing at
the new Uinslng one night only. It is
almost useless to sjieak at length of this at
traction and hut a few words Introductory
of their special features this season w III suf
fice. The first part is set inn Japanese gar
den scene, the pcrfdhuers being made up its
Mikados, Nunkl Poos and Poo Halts. The
singing is very good, particularly that of Mr.
F W. Oakland, and the funny business of
George Primrose, Hilly Van ami Larry
Doxdey. Prlmrooo has lot none of his grace
or ability to entertain as Is hown by his
song and dunce of the English swell, Tho
nftei'piut of the performance savors very
strongly of the vaudeville, but as the smvIii1
tlei. are all of the highest order It Is none the
less enjoyable. Abachl and Masaud ghe nu
exhibition of unique tumbling w hlch W al
most wonderful and Hilly Van's monologue
Is full of new and clever things. Morris
Cronln Is a veritable wlzsrd with Indian
clubs and gives one of the most glaceful ex
hibitions of juggling ever seen in this city.
The salo of sent 0ens at the box otlico
ACTUALLY hOMKTHINCi NEW THEATRICALLY.
One of the biggest novelties of the new
season promises t J be a unique play lu which
the wheel takes a conspicuous part. It is a
bicycle comedy with tho rather engaging
title "Cupid's Chariot." George Thatcher,
the popular minstrel, and Henry J. San em.
I late manager of" Tuxodo,"arothe projector
There is a love's young dream running
1 through "Cupid's Chariot," but Its central
I feature Is a great bycycle race, Just as lu "A
j County Fair" and otter similar works; there
is a strong pltce of mechanical realism like it
I horse race, etc. The wheel contest will have
n scene representing a grand stand full of
I spectators, and barring an experiment or
I two in that direction it promises to be the
first successful employment cf the blcjclo in
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