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CAPITAL CITY COURIER, SATURDAY NOVEMBER 5 1892
ISpeclnl Counted Correstioudonee.
NkwYohk, Oct. M, 181U. M tho Btar
thentro Hose Coghlan produced, on Monday,
Sanlou's Diplomacy, In which alio made n tl(c
lilt fourteen yeari ngo when tlio house was
known ns Wnllnek's theatre, nml sho and
Hnrry Montague divided the honors with
Lestr Wnllaek. Father Tlmo hna been ex
cecdliigly couiteous to Miss Coghlan, who Is
n much liettcr nrtUt tlmu nho wan then, ami
In consequence her Countess Zlekn wan
played tiiet lily. Her brother, Mr. Clmiles
Coghlan, also give nil ailmlrnlilo Mirtrnyiil
of Henri Honueleic, better oven tlmu that of
tho late Mr. Wnllack. Tho lilav of Dlnlo
inaey Is generally Ulievwl to bo Hardou'ii
chef d'ojuvre. In tho first scene of tint play
tho thread of thu story Is taken up, ami It in
never dropped until tho curtain falk
Tho now music hall on Twenty-ninth Micet,
n faw doors from Itrondway, wan also thrown
oM!iiou Monday, and tho amlienro had a
good tlmo. Things were free mid easy to n
degieo.niid whmi tho nets on thustngd didn't
Milt, the fpectnlors found nmurcment for
themselves. Specialties that didn't suit wore
unmercifully guyed, as were tho women In a
burlesque entitled The llohemiau Olrl. Tlio
aliened ballet entitled Life at tho Swindle
.was simply execrable. Tho waiters managed
tieforo tho evening was over to step on or
bump every one in tho audience in their
efforts to keep tho beer circulating freely be
tween the long rows of seats. Dr. l'ark
burst and his New York following will no
doubt watch tho placo with keen Interest.
Major Pond the venerable New York the
atrical and lecture course manager is ever
announcing something new ami his latent
novelty in the amusement lino Is a nightin
gale in the form of a dusky damsel, an illus
tration of whom we prlnton this page today.
Her voice Is said to bo equal, and some of
the critics say even liner, than that of Ad
elaide 1'attl, and therefore tho name of "tin
Dlack l'atti" has been given her. In Sis-slnlerotte-Jons
Africa has Indirectly con
tributed to the domain of music a singer of
qualities worth the study of any artist under
the sun. This sable diva is highly cultivated,
of profound insight Into the spirit of her art.
Yet she sings intelligently, wholly without
affectation and with sound musical feeling.
Her voice coming from a skin on white as her
teeth Mould be counted the wonder of all
lands it is a strong ai.d beautiful voice, that
sounds with the stondlnois of a trumptt.
Though it does not ring with passion, It
shakes tho heart, not your ears, with the
pathetic warinpth that marks all negro sing
ing. Her skin has a soi't black lustre tint as
of pale plush in shadow. Her eyes are ex
pressive and Intuitively play sympathetic
ally n colloquial part. Her teeth would bo
the envy of her fair sisters and the despair
of dentistry. Her lather thin lips are fond
of exposing their even rows, sunny white,
whether In song'or conversation.
An idea of how "ltlnck 1'attl" is taking In
tho east may be seen in the following account
of her appearance in UufTulo, taken from the
Courier of that city: Madame Jones, thu
"Black l'attl," is Indeed u fine singer. When
sho sang Tuesday night the crowd listened to
her with rapt nttentlou through several
selections, and when she went to put on her
cloak to leave tho building, tho crowd would
not have It that way. Manager Itoblusou
jumped upon the platform nml spoke a few
words to the singer. She laid her clonk aside
.and stepiied out onco more to sing. She had
been requested to sing the old song, " 'Way
down upon tho Humineo Hiver," and when
tho ilrst words of the piece fell upon the
listeners' ears all held their breath and
lUtened, The room, with the exception of
tho noisu of tho engines, was us still as death.
The voice of the sweet singer mug out loud
ami clear in the familiar strains of the old
melody, and when the Inst notes died awuy
not a iKJi'son stirred. It was fully thirty
so.'ouli lut'i'j inon mil) ti move
and then the house nearly came down with
tho thunderous upplause.
Major I'oud has not decided to bring
"Black Pattl" west this season, but should he
lo so, It is to lie hoped that Lincoln will be
liooked for the tour.
fair players. It In ono of those "con fusion,"
"tangled up" stylo of comedies, wherein In
trlquo and cunning falsifying given life to an
otherwise unnatural state of alfalrs. The
plece,however, In well concocted, nnd the sev
eral parts are so arraigned nn to furnish mi
nim ous complicated situations, which fur
nish continual material tor laughter. Mr.
SMnu takes a minor chnuutrr, mil of
which, however, ho makes a most creditable
part, Ills dialogue Is Inteie-alng and his
stammer quite natural. Much interest was
cent red in Miss Jofaphlne Florence Shep
herd, who certainly Is almost the Image of
her Illustrious mother, Mrs. J. Florence,
ninny or miomi Mngo Halts sw closely to
sembles. Her figure Is much like that of the
parent, while her cairliige and scech are
iikcwiso Minilir, inougli, or course, mil as
lellncd or cultured, nnd while her role as
tho step-mother wnscleveily done yet thai"
was nothing particularly bright in her do
liueHtli 11. She Is young yet and will doubt
less improve with such exH'rle'ico as her
mother has enjoyel. Alfred Hummer was in
the hnnds of Mr. Walter. I. Hi ooks, anil con
sidering the fact that it was his Ilrst night
on, dhl ndiuliably, but his statue (weight
about WIO pou nils) Is against him. Tho most
elijojablo part of tho evening, however, was
the soprano solos of Miss F.oience Uoloott,
whoiecelved three very demonstrative re
calls. She has a beautiful voice, sweet and
clear, and when hhe finished her llrstonchore,
"Swanee Hlver," the house demanded a
third i.umber, and it was given with equal
effect. The work of Mr. L. I). Kuleutelu,
as the artist, was cleverly conceived, and ef-
lecuveiy rendered, ills musical anility was
also exhibited by a very pretty selection on
thepinno, showing hi in to be an artist both
as an actor and a musician. The other part
were fli ly done throughout. "Tho Colonel"
was well received, although In some parts
it seemed to drag, particularly toward the
first. Some of the people are yet now aud
perhaps when we see it again It will Iw like
many other new pieces that have been seen
(11 th eir infancy hero.
Holand Reed's new play, is to my way of
thinking, no better than his last, which was
"Lend Mo Your Wife." In fact, there is
ven less merit in the production of Monday
evening, and "Innocent as a Lamb" may be
put down as an Inconsistent comedy, without
a shadow of reasonable plot or story. Had
it been called a farce comedy or a burlesque,
It would hnvo been somewhat nearer the
work, but oven In these tho lino or thread is
somewhat adhered to aud the characters oc
casionally touch uiwn something that Is not ex.
aggeratcd nnd out of reason. Mr. Reed has,
in my opinion, seen his brightest days, theat
rically, which Ills severnt failures of lute
years demonstrates. He is one of those act
ors that vanity has spoiled and the swelling
of the head has had a serious effect. For
conceit there Is no man on tho stage that pre
sumes more, nor tries more to impre ss his
importance with his magnitude. Apropos, this
reminds me of his curtain remarks last season
nt the Fuuke, when ho Mild that his ability
and reputation ought to beletter recognized
than to penult him to come to Lincoln aud
play to such small business. It would be
folly to say that Mr. Reed Is not a capable
artist. He has made some big hits in his
time, the most pronounced of which was in
"Cheek.1' He wun in those days, to my
thinking, n hotter comedian than he is today.
His style was easier, his comedy undaunted
by so much of the nasal twang that he litis
acquired, while his maimer and general stage
beariug wu. of u more congenial nature. In
those days he ti led harder fur success, while
now it seems he appears indifferent nnd ego
tlsticul. Thu t'oniuaiiy that sunnorts Mr. Reed is
exceptionally line, and made out of an incou
tdstnut comedy all that possible could be.
Harry Smith, as the newspaper man, is u
well dlllued character though occasionally
overdrawn. Mlsn Irene Kverott, ns Lilly
I'ilklugtou, was 11 pleasing and uatuial char
acter, whllu that of Kitty, was a dashing
ami ultogethu rsntlsfaotory lolo, mast success
fuly portrayed by Miss Isadoio Rush. Tho
cast throughout was excellent aud the prin
iclpal fault to be found Is that the play iUeif
h not worthy thu uttentlon of so clever u
"The Colonel," 11 comply by CharlM Ar
nold, was produced Thursday evening at the
Funku by Oscar SIsmiii and u company of very
The spooners have had another big week
of it at tho Fiiuke, playing almost nightly to
full houses. They certainly have cause to feel
complimented at the business they have
done. Few companies could come and stay
two weeks and do the business they did Inst
night In "Reddy's Luck." Their popularity,
however, has tweu established here and as
long m they give such clever jH-rforinances
as the ones they hnvo been putting on, at
such reasonable prices, they will always II nd
ample support in Lincoln. The engagement
closes tonight with that company's best play,
entitled "A Fight for a Million," which will
also be reproduced at the matinee t is after
noon with all the realistio stage effects. Miss
Cecil Spooner, Miss Edna May and thu full
cast will npMnr at thu matinee. A locomo
tive from which real steam escaes will be
suown. anil an enjoyable entertainment is
promised all. Matinee prices are only ten
nnd twenty cents.
D'OKMAND-FUI.I.ICU CO. AT THE I.AN8I.VU.
The Lam-lug opens a six night engagement
Thursday evening, the house being pa:ked,
to see tho Initial poiformauce of tho D'Or-mando-Fuller
company. The play wan
"Othello" uud it made its hit from the rise
of the curtain. John D'Oriiioud ns Othello,
presents u part that In nt onco vigorous
aud strikingly attractive. He has n splen
did figure, an excellent voice nnd his lines
are spoken free from effectntion. ills is
tuny supported oy aiiss Agues Fuller, a ca
pable and most talented actress. Thu beau
tiful rolo of Desdemonin was left to her, ami
its portrayal was one that held the interest
of the largo audience from start to finish. The
company isn good one throughout, and con
tains, among otlieis, the following capable
eople: Fred Herzog, Dan McClere, J. C.
Nugent, F Kimball, Grace St. Omer and
Last night a double hill wan presented
when "A Hod l'onnjr," a pretty curta In
r.vlses preceei'ed tho beautiful society
comedy, "A on in Love," In which Mr.
U'Urmond appears as Oilntido Middleuiirk
and Miss Fuller as Mrs., Houtherland, both
artists receiving the sarho cordial reception
that was accorded them at the opening.
This evening the great pythian play, "Da
mon ami Pythias," will receive a grand and
correct presentation, aud at the matinee,
that beautiful favorite, "Fauchon, the
Cricket," will t staged.; This is a special
matinee aud ladles that admire a clean, beau
tiful and wholesome drama should see Mr,
D'Oriiioud and MIhs Fuller this afternoon.
"Ingomar" is thu bill for Mondty evening.
eyes before. I laughed and cried ttoth nt tho
same time. Mr. Summers I thank you for
an enjoyable evening." "Jerry" Is said to
be full of tin Ming situations and intense hu
man Intercut. The story never lings and the
audience Is held until the Html cuitnlu. Mr,
Hummers will UisupiMirtisi by a Ilrst cls.sn
HUH WIl.MAMft AT TIIK rt'NKK.
That charming dotjucntor of German
comedy, (Inn Williams, will bo seen nt the
Fuuke next Friday in the new musical ec
centricity "April Foil." Mr. Wllllttinn has
In this fmcen lietter opMirtuulty to display
his peculiar ability than anything In which
he has previously been seen. It would tie
siiN'rlluous to dwell upon tins' ninny accom
plishments, ns everyone In thin country
knows Ills ability. Hut this play Is entirely
new nnd unknown, nnd hiImh It would bo
well to siieak of Its merits, which are Mild to
Im many. "April Fool" In tho work of 0.
Wallace niters, thonuthnrnf Mr. Williams'
farmer success, "Keppler's Fin tune,"uud be
ing familiar with Mr. Williams' mannerism,
the author has given birth to n play which
exactly Ills theartlst, Thu eoiiiwiuy engaged
to play the dlirerent idles hi "April Fool" is
in the mi.ln excellent, several of whom have
achieved fame In prominent farce comedies.
Miss Lillian Klma, (lerti udo Reynolds, (lert
rude Hid, Finnk Uhurd nml lions and Fen
ton nro names that succes has been very
kind to. The others of the cast nro clever
nnd in e by no menus now to the farce coino ly
singe. Tlio sale of seats iiieun Thursday
"VOX YONHO.V IH 1(WIMI TO TOWN."
'I hat entertaining diumntlc novelty, "Yon
Yolisou," is the coming attraction oC note at
tho Ionising, nnd will reappear for one night,
next Saturday' Slnco it wan List seen hero
the piece has enjoyed a run of KM) nights in
New York, nml I evolved the endorsement of
thu nietrepolitau press as a unit. What few
rough edges were noted in the early produc
tions of thu play have been polished olT nml
It U now proiiouiii'tnl u sterling comedy
drama destined to live a long tliio and to
plcnsu its author nnd chief actor, Mi. Uus
lleege, in n very prominent position among
America' leading actors. Thu claim of nov
elty perhnis first attracts theatre-goers to
this play, nml when they have studied its
merlin from all (stinta of view, there is dis
covered a substantial foundation for tho en
couragement of the pntron of high class dra
Mr. Heego's delineation of tho title rolo In
"Yon Youson'Mins won for him the admlra
tion of all the great critics, and In this mod
est young comedian It said to have been dis
covered the probable wearer of tint mantle
of Joe Jefferson when that much loved vet
eran shall have concluded to lay It aside.
Tho scenic and mechanical effects are nn
less novel than the play Itself. The actual
breaking of an immense log Jam is said to
Ira the the acamo of stage realism, and a most
thrilling effect. Tho Minnesota lumber camp
in mid winter and the view of St. Anthony
falls by moonlight, rival in spleu lor any ef
fort of tho scene painter yet seen in this
country, and there are other startling de
vices introduced which renders the produc
tion a positive scenic triumph .
IN TIIKATHICAt. UIIICI.KH.
The Lincoln Light Infrinty benefit was n
l)e Wolf Hooper's Now York season ends
next Saturday evening.
Mr. Charles Frohman hail another success
hut week in Brooklyn with Family Circle.
Marie Teuqiest in "The Fencing Muster"
will lie seen nt the New York Casino Mon
N. C. Gojdwln begins his New York en
gagement tonight nt the Fifth Avenue then
tie presenting 'ThoGullded Fool."
Malinger Wilkinson was In New York last
week arranging for an extended engagement
of Alexander Salvful at ono of the Hroadwiiy
theatres, Heieports business as unusually
good in thu west.
Now that Mr. Kdwlu Booth has retired,
aud that Lawrence, Barrett has departed, it Is
good to know that thu traditions of thu stage
arc in such good hands as those of Sullivan
Hoyt's "A Trip to Chinatown," with Lnurn
Hlggur as The Widow nnd Hurt Hnverly as
William Strong iiindo n big hit In Philadel
phia on Monday. Henry K, Abbey's child
ren Jin ve arrived from Kurops. Aunt Louisa
Kldridge lies been engaged for the Sllgmin
Cutting coniauy. Lew Rosen's new society
paper Hrotulintu made Its ilrst appearance
on Saturday nml looks like n success. It Is
bright, crispy and Just right to catch the
boys "about town."
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Jack Summers, nu actor of undoubted
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Lansing, Monday nnd Tuesday, November
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ilramn, "Jerry." -Mr. Summers has been
playing in all the priucltMilcitiesof F.ugland,
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Mr. Summers' character in "Jerry" Is an
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Mr. C. W Kale is himself again. Tho
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