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CRPITRL PITY COURIER,
iwforo will present tho leading ib bi
"Tho Pay Trnln" nt Funkos tonight.
TIiIh 1h oiio of tho latest and vory host
of railroad dramas anil tho press of tho
cunt gives It a most hearty endorse
ment. There nro numerous climaxes
and tho soonlo effects uro said to bo
iihhI elegant and realistic Tlio wreck
of u train whllu running down u stoop
liu'lino, a hollor explosion, tho lllght of
tho fast pay train across tho Mtajxo at
full speed, a most natural coal mliio
scone and othor mechanical olTootH
hIhiwii uro Hitch an to stir tho audloiieo
to Hh highest pitch of oiithutdiiHin.
Sponkin of tho piece tho Chicago
Horald says: "Tho Pay Train" In
easily at tho hi'iul of tho loan list of
railroad dramas." Scats aro now on
sale at 2.", fit) and 75 cents. Prices else
whoro for tnls attraction aro f0o 7fo
"A NiiIiih-u Milled" Miinilii.l.
Tho production of "A Nutmeg
Match" In this city at tho Lansing
theatre on next Monday owning, .Ian.
23d, will mark tho most Important
ovent in stage realism In local theatri
cal annals. Kvery member In tho cast
was carefully selected under supervis
ion of tho author, who conceived tho
several parts and tho principal role,
that of "Cinders" Is played by that
most charming sonbretto, Miss Annlo
Clara Morris appeared In "Article
17" ut the Lansing Monday evening
hoforo a largo and most fashionable
audience. Of tho play, llttlo can bo
said that would bo now, It having been
soon bore several times, but it must 1k
credited to Miss Morris that no such
production has never hofore been
given in Lincoln. Tho play deals wHlr"
high life in Paris and might bo termed
of tho sensational order, but tho (pilot
olTectivo manner in which It Is por
trayed by u clever company of artists.
presents to tho auditor a strong play
with n well defined moral. Miss Mor
ris assumed tho rolo of Cora with that
case and artistic ability that lias made
for hor a reputation that Is at onco
brilliant and envied by many talented
actrossos ovorywhero. Hut there Is
no such emotional power elsewhere to
bo found. In sorrow and In laughter
she carries with hor tho sympathy of
tho audience, and from one phaso to
another she retains their fullest atten
tion at all times. The mad scene was
particularly strong and olToetive, and
this followed by Cora's realistic death
was such as to bring forth tho unani
mous applaulo of everyone In tho
houso. Mr. .1 M Colvllle as Georgo
Duhamol furnishes excellent support
as leading man to Miss Morris and
came in for a liberal share of apprecia
tion. Tho company throughout is
probably tho best that has ever trav
eled with Miss Morris, a fact which,
particularly In those times, speaks well
for tho star. Tho ploeo was woll
staged and adequately presented In
Lincoln talent came to tho front
again Thursday ovonlng and as usual
distinguished itself. Tho occasion was
tho first public appearanoo of Lincoln's
"crack" military organization, and it
was alike a glowing success and a
credit to this fair capital city. Tho
Lincoln Light Infantry's Minstrels was
tho attraction and it was of sufllclent
strength to draw u full house at tho
now Lansing. Tho boys have practiced
a month or moro on tholr specialties
and had thoy boon professionals could
not havo given a bettor or more en
joyable entertainment and It Is not ful
somo flattery to say that tho audlonco
was almost unanimous of this opinion.
In fact tho members were about as
much surprised at choir success as were
thoir friends. Amateur talent Isofton
tlmea clover, sometimes entertaining,
but generally vory tiresome. This,
howovor was tho exception to tho rulo,
a fact of which tho lxys havo been
many times assured by all that ap
plauded tholr talent. Frank Burr, Yol
Bostrom, Ray Leoso, Forry Wood,
Soward St. John, and Will McClay as
jostors, tho first three as "bones" and
tho others as "tambos" brought down
tho houso with almost unceasing
laughtor and applause. Tholr jokes,
tttrango to say, but true, wore all now,.
The soloists woro Hade Myor. Chris
CampJIarry Seamark, and Ed Hutler,
most of whom never sang in public bo
fore. Euoh,howovor,rondorod his vocal
work with excellent etlect. The chorus
wus well trained and comprised tho
following: L Wilson, II Evans, W.
Jeckoll, .1. S. Ferguson, G EGnscoigno,
C E Holmes, T Ciillimun. S E Low, F
C Pattern, H W Heflloy, H W Richards.
F G Plummor, L U Camp, C .leekoll,
J II Cohen, II C Victor, J M Putton anil
F II Petois. Tho first part was hand
bomoly stoged, tho costuming of each
gentleman being at once strikingly
neat and handsome. In tho second part
Mr. Will O'Shea prcnoutcd some i rally
olovor conceits in legerdemain n io
colvod merited applause. A wind
diuici'. In old darky ehururtor turn".
by Rickey, Holmes, Ilurr, mid St .) dm
brought down tho house, muklii" un
encore necessary. Tho m i ' 'a' t lo
presented by Curtice, Hurr mm Moore,
was ono of tho Itest treats-of tho ovon
lng, each ono surprising their friends
by tho large scope of work with which
they woro familiar on tho various In
struments. Messrs. Callahan and
Meyer presented miiiio beautiful living
statues as tho Gladiators. Col. Ric
key's song and danco was a neat spec
ialty that met with hearty apprecia
tion. Ills dancing is easy and graceful
and It was this fault that compelled
him to give a duplicate dance. Sum
Lowe's talk was In tho form of an ex
temporaneous review of tho soldier
boys. In which reference was made to
tho L. L. I., its Intentions, objects, etc.
Tho acrobatic feats of tho Wortz
brothel's woro as usual mot with great
applause, several new acts being pre
sented that had never been seen in
Lincoln before. The entertainment
closed with a neat and short drill by
tho company. It was a lino program
artistically carried out and would bear
repetition at any time.
Henry Wattorson, tho gifted orator,
was greeted by a full houso at tho
Lansing Wednesday evening when
his lecture, "Money and Morals," was
delivered for tho first time in this city.
Ills talk was bright and witty, and his
various hits met with decided appreci
ation. Tho houso was filled with an
audience composed largely of legisla
tors, but enjoyed alike by politicians
Prof. Burton's canlno and equine en
tertainment at tho Funko this week,
drew only fair sized audiences, but
merited bettor patronage. Tho lnnti
neo Wednesday, howovor, which is by
tho way a new thing for Lincoln, was
the largest attended of tho four per
formances. Tho animals seemed to do
everything but talk, and tholr maneu
vers were such as to win applause fre
quently throughout tho program. It
was alike interesting uml Instructing,
and should havo been mot with hotter
"Si Plunkurd," a rural comedy, on
tho order of Josh Whltcomb, closed a
successful two niL'hts entraL'einont at
Kunkes last nlirht. having played both
nights to largo business. Tho com
pany Is headed by that well known
charactor actor, Mr. J.C. Lowls, whoso
grotesque and rural makeup is at once
natural and interesting. Miss .lenn
notto Lewis, a bright sonbretto does
somo clover work and recolved a liberal
share of applause. Tho play deals with
life In Now England and during tho
four acts several startling Incident aro
revealed. Tho comedy parts aro woll
HiisUilncd and tho piece Is well up to
tho averago of Yankee dramas. Several
specialties of an intorestng nature aro
done by tho company and tho orchestra
furnished vory creditable music
throughout tho evening.
TluiHt, 111k HitlH III Clilillt".
It will bo seen that not only In Lin
coln is there lwlng a crusade made
against tho high hats of tho ladles, but
In Chicago as woll. This Is from tho
Chicago Mall: "Tho crusade against
high hats at tho theater begun in H is-
I ton, where an abiitonient of the mil-
' siinco Is ulreudy beginning to manifest
Itself; honco It Is quite up ropriato
that with tho appearance of the Hos-
tonkins In opora at the C iluinbiu here
a similar crusade against the hideous
deadgear will be made by tho manage
ment of that house. Chicago hull's
,"( nerully will undoubtedly hum euro
and justice enough to aid t ie manage
un nt In tholr efforts, so that no p.itron
. f the opera or play ut that hou e will
1 denied tho pleasure of n-eing what
h pays for."
Tin1 PiiyTliiln l llni' T' II It'll,
Miss Florence Ulndley, an accom
plished actress who has hem m"'U here
and infectious smile havo won for hoi
a most enviable position In the ranks
of her sisters of the stage.
Perhaps one of the features that has
done more to Individualize William
Rawarth's play of "A Nutmeg Match"
more than any other, and stamped upon
It tho golden crown of phenomenal suc
cess, Is tho pllo-drlvlng scene Intro
duced In tho third act. Tho scene will
bo readily recognized by those who
havo visited the banks of the tranquil
old Connecticut river. Hero Is seen
tho familiar pile-driver with Un mas
sive wooden frame, trembling under
tho weight of raising u many ton iron
pendulum, and then repeatedly lotting
it fall with crushing force on tho Im
mense wooden wedges boneath It.
If ono is to rely upon tho unanimous
verdict of tho leading dramatic critics
in every city where "A Nutmeg Match"
has Imjou presented, It would bo but tho
natural outcome to expect tho presen
tation of a play on tho stage of the
Lansing next Monday ovonlng, that
for thrilling situations, intense
dnimatie interest, novelty In arrange
ment, and a fineness of dramatic com
position, Is without a peer tho present
Miss Lowls will havo, among others,
tho artistic assistance of such talented
and worthy players as Miss Rolen
Weathorsby, ono of tho threo famous
Wciithorsby sisters, of which Mrs. Nat
C. Goodwin was another; Mrs. E. A.
Eborlo; Mrs. Fanny Denham Rouse;
Mr. Henry Herman, familiarly known
from his admirable work In "Shenan
doah"; Mr. E. A. Eborlo, formerly a
member of A. M. Palmer's company;
Mr. R. F. Sullivan, and un odd number
of equally excellent aids.
All tho InunoiihO amount of elaborate
scenery, Intricate lnechunlcul olTccts
and ponderous trappings that have in
dividualized and added to tho success
of "A Nutmeg Match", will bo called
Into uso hero, exactly tho sumo as It
has been elsewhere.
A Siilclthi'p. (Irulltiiclc.
NOTi:. The following romunkablo
letter came to mo the lust night of our
Chicago engagement, and ullorded mo
more gratification than anything that
lias over happened to mo In my limited
career as un author or an actor. The
story and name are suppressed for
obvious reasons. E. M. HOYLi:.
C'hicaco, Nov. :i, lH'.rj.
Dkak SlU-I attended the perform
ance of your play at Rooloy's this even
ing, and I came away with a heart so
full and yet so hopeful that I feel I
must uso this method of expressing my
thanks to one who, by his genius and
correct Interpretation of human nature
has given to tho world a play so strong
in pathos, so puro In tone and charac
ter, so replete with sound, wholesome
sentiment, and yet withal so true to
nature and so refined in Its aim and
purpose thut it cannot full to enlist tho
sympathies and good will of true men
and women In Its behalf, and inspire
lottor aims and puror thoughts In tho
minds of those so fortunate as to wit
ness its production.
I know not whoro you obtained the
plot for your play, but, tho fact of tho
matter is, you huvo, with ono or two
exceptions, outlined my life history so
fully, so correctly and so vividly that I
was strangely impressed, and I feel thut
a kind heaven directed me to Rooloy's
tonight, for 1 assure you I wont down
town for an entirely different nurjKJso:
that of obtaining morphine with which
to end my miserable existence. As I
passed by tho theatre, somo impulse, I
known not what, prompt sd mo to go in.
that I was amazed at tho similarity.
(Horo follows account of his life.)
When I went dowil town tonight I
thought there was only ono way to
decide this question and that was tho
course I had contemplated; but since
seeing your play 1 have decided there
Is a better and nobler way. I havo not
a friend In the world to whom I ciiu
turn In my hour of need, but no matter
what my future may ho, 1 shall always
fool grateful to you for writing a play
whoso aim Is to liottor and llfi up man
kind. Wo may never meet, but
whether wo shall or not, I shall always
roinoinbor with kindly feelings tho
man who, by his genius and ability,
has taught me that life Is worth the
living after all.
Vory obedleiftly yours,
A Rorr.ruL hufkkiiku."
The above play will bo given at tho
Lansing theatre Tuesday and Wednes
day, Jan. "I and 'S,
Iti'lurii nf I tin Siiiniri.
There Is no aggregation of stage
talent that comes to Lincoln at popular
prices that hasovorhold a more lasting
grip on popular favor than bus tho well
known Kpoonor Comedy Co., who re
turn next Monday to open another
weeks run nt the Fiinke. This Is tho
selfsame company that has appeared
hero several times mid which with
each ending engagement has strength
ened Its popularity among all classes of
theatre patrons. In fact during this
visit the admirers of tho Hpoonors will
find now features to iippluud and oven
a better company to enjoy. The open
ing bill will be a new one In Lincoln,
entitled "Heeler Girls," which was es
pecially arranged and adapted for this
company by Malcolm Williams. Tues
day evening Edwin Tanner's version
of Dr. JeKyll and Mr. Hyde will bo
given. Miss Edna May and Miss Cecil
Spoonor will bo seen in the now rolos
and several novelties not seen here be
fore will bo Introduced, and a change
of bill will take place nightly. As
heretofore, one lady and a gentleman,
or two ladles, win no luimiiieii on one
thirty cent ticket on tho opening night.
There will bo a grand family inatlnco
Saturday and prices will ho samo as
heretofore, 10, 20 and 110 cents. Rest
scats at tho matlneo "0 cents.
"A lloln In llm lriiunl."
Chas. II. Royt enjoys a stellar repu
tation as a constructor of farce comedy.
Ills pen Is responsible for tho creation
of ninny bright pleasing skits, whoso
at the Lansing Friday night, which
Includes a grand Saturday matinee,
and as tho piece has hud several suc
cessful presentations In Lincoln here
tofore, It will doubtless moot with favor
on Its return next week. "Tho Fairies'
Well" Is bused on an old Irish legend
that If a maiden on Hallowe'en goes to
the fairies' well located liosldo u ruined'
rustle near tho Luke of Klllarney, on
tho estate of a party named Condon,
and will look Into the dark depths, she
there will see the face of hor future
husband, providing tho moon Is shin
ing brightly. If tho heavenly orb
should bo clouded, tho maid must not
go, for she would anger the fairies and
seo the rellcctlon of her own face, and
after that no mini would come ncur
her. There are four acts. The author
presents u realistic picture of an Irish
gathering In the second act, with
music by the piper and dancing of the
wildest kind by some of the principal
members of tho company. In the third
act a romantic picture of tho fairies'
well appears. In tho fourth tho vil
lains aro foiled, and a duel In Farroll's
Park ends tho game. A pure and
charming love story Is developed In
'JTIm Fairies' Woll," accompanied by
the usual comedy with Its wit, and
rough but hearty pleasantries. The
sale of seats opens Wednesday .
I'rnf. OIIm'iiiiHV (Intiitl Ciiiimrl,
Prof. F. M. Glbeault has been hard
at work for the past month rehearsing
and making arrangements for his grand
concert which takes place Wednesday
evening at Association Rail (Y. M. C.
...ii.ii v u.. nil... ....It ...Ml 1...
i. DUIMIIIlgJ. HIT. iiin-niui. "in "
assisted by his pupils anil the favorite
Lincoln soprano, Mrs. C. S. Llpplucott.
Tickets will bo sold nt tho low price of
2Ti cents and all are Invited to enjoy
this musical treat.
morning, and all during that time
thoy felt as comfortable as though
thuy woro my own natural tooth."
This work speaks well for Lincoln Int
ent and Is certainly creditable to Dr.
Hurrus, who in located at 11108 O
Wo olTor one hundred dollars rowan!
for any case of catarrh that can not bu
cured by Hall's Catarrh Cure.
F. J. Cnr.NKV St Co., Props.,
Wo, the undersigned, havo known F.
J. Cheney for the last in years, ami lio
llovo him perfectly honorable In all
business transactions and financially
able to carry out any obligations uiadu
by thoir llrm.
WestiV Truux, Wholesale Drugglsu),
Toledo, O., Waldlng, Klniian St Mar
vin, Wholesale Druggists, Toledo, O.
lluH's Catarrh Cure Is taken Intern
ally, tiding directly upon the blood and
mucous surfaces of the system. Price,
"fie per bottle. Sold by all druggists.
Until Vim AiijIIiIiik In Tntiln
for Hastings real estate? I havo two
blocks well located In Spuncor 1 Ires'.
Park addition and I will consider prop
ositions to trade for almost anything.
Address L.Wessol,. Jr., caroofCoummt.
Miller A: Gilford's now grocery, 1200
O street, Is now open and ready for
business. Don't forget tho location,
formerly tho Louder store, opposite
TIIKAU1UAL HMALL TALK.
Paulino Hull and hor great opera
company aro onrouto east from Cali
fornia, whoro thoy huvo boon playing
to enormous business. A revival of
Ermine was the big success and It will
soon bo seen hero at tho Lansing, ono
night, February 1.
Jolly Funnio Rico will soon bo seen
at tho Lansing for tho llrst tlmo, with
her own company. Former Now York
ers will remember Miss Rico us the
iiomilur prima donna at tho Casino.
Tin, ntitei'tnlninent affords a double
bill, the ".lolly Surprise" being pro
ceded by "Tho Llttlo Hroom Sollor."
lied spreads cheap for
Herpolsholmor tc Co's.
throo days at
W. A. Collin k Co. huvo just addod
tho largest and lliiost lino of fancy
groceries to bo found In tho city. Ro
inoinbor this when buying your holiday
Chas. Slattory, professional horse
shoer and farrier. Diseases of the foot
treated by tho latest scloutlllu modes.
Horses culled for and returned. Now
shop, IKt South Eleventh street, Imj
tweou K and L.
Full line of artist's miitorluls at Liu
coin Frame and Art company's, 220
South Eleventh street.
Miller fi Gilford's now grocery, 1201)
O street, Is now open and ready for
business. Don't forgot the locution,
formerly tho Louder store, opposite
Ladles make big money canvassing
for the Capital City Couiuku. If
you want nlco, profitable work call ut
tho otllco, ll.W O street.
No such lino of canned fruits In tho
olty as shown by W. A. Collin & Co.,
l-l.'i South Eleventh street.
Clearing sale of flno yarns
zephyrs at Horpolsholmor St Co's.
Card cases and ladlos' coin and specie
purses in morocco, Russian leather,
dongolakld and French calf at Rector's
K. C. Halting Powder, 2."i ounces for
'S cents. Absolutely puro. Havo you
"Miller, the Grocer," has associated
himself with Mr. Gilford of Omaha,
under tho firm numo of Miller St Gil
ford, who have just oponod a now gro
cery store at 1201) O street, opposite
Frames, frames, frames, of ovory
description at Lincoln Frauio and Art
company's, 220 South Eleventh street.
PAVUNK HALL IN NHitlNlK.
Halter's market 210 North Tenth
street, Lincoln's old reliable market, Is
where ladles should cull for tholr moat
orders. Telephone orders over No. 100
receive prompt attention.
Wool dress goods remnants cheap ut
Horpolsholmor St Co's.
Now line of picture mouldings
Cowlo's, 110 south Twelfth street.
Lincoln people can now buy any kind
of cheese that thoy may cull for, at
Rumbold St Mosor's, 31(1 South Elovonth
street. 'Phono 72H.
r IB. J' Hi nfti.M(l
'tM. wJtwMnwnw'S0TT -
I preferred t i ccupj u humble position
in the gullery, wher 1 might be unob
served and alone wit i my thoughts.
Hut I assure y. u that you hud not In
that Vint audience of human souls a
more "profound and earnest listener
than I. And w! y n tv It was the
story of my life being unf -hied to mo,
and so real, so stirtllng In It1, portrayal
success has been of a flattering order.
Of tho many things written by him,
his clover suilro on railroads and drum
mers entitled "A Rolo inthoGround"
Is considered ono of tho liost. Tho
subject is one that permits of humorous
ululxirution, without any attempt at
burlesque. Tho story of "A Hole In
tho Ground,' offers no innovating pres
tige as regards plot. The main object
of tho piece is to create fun, and as
this latter article Is best acquired from
u conglomeration of specialties, song
and music, tho author has wisely
adopted these elements in the con
struction of his skit. The pice Is not
entirely new to local theatre goors.
It has been here before, a number of
times, and has always been endorsed by
largo and appreciative audiences. It
iconics, on mis occasion wiui u casi.ui
i Increased strength. Tho piece has
' been entirely changed since last here,
the dialogue brightened, now special
ties lidded, bright catchy music intro
duced, until i linost entirely a new com
edy bus been creuted. Prominent In
the cast this season Is Chas, Cowles,
tlu Yankee comedian, who will appear
In the role of the ".Stranger". This
great attraction will appear at the
Lansing theatre next Thursday.
"lllllc Wi'll" ill tin' l.illiMliK.
An engagement of threo perfor
niuiuvsofthe "Fairies' Well" will open
A Huc'ci'ful .Inb of DnlitUtry.
Mrs. Hosomoyor of Sujierlor, after
having tried several dental exports,
arrived In Lincoln Tuesday, and hav
ing heard of Lincoln's successful den
tist, Dr. A. P. Hurrus, she decided to
give him a trial. The doctor went to
work on tho case Wednesday, and after
making a careful study of the features,
proceeded to remedy the patient's dis
comfiture. Yesterday Mrs. Hosomoyor
called at tho otllco much pleased with
hor now set of tooth and expressed her
full satisfaction of hor teeth and treat
ment. Mrs. Hosomoyor said: "Why, I
put the teeth In my mouth last night,
went to the hotel and ate supper, had
tliein on all night; ato hreuk'fast this
When you want prompt sorvlco and
fair treatment and tho selection from
the largest stock of groceries In Lin
coln call on W. A. Collin St Co., suc
cessors to J. Miller, 143 South Elovonth
Rock Spkinos Coal at tho Lincoln.
Coal Co. 'Phono 440.
Horpolsholmor & Co. begin tholr big
muslin underwear sales Wednesday
morning. A good opiortunlty to stoolc
up for the season at low prices.
lliirlliiiMoii Itiiutn I'lnylng Curil.
Now design, round corners flexible;
linen stock, permiinent colors, wortli.
r0 cents. Wo sell them at 15 cents.
Good scheme to buy u fow pucks; might
need them this winter; euchre, whlst
A. C. KlKMKK, City Puss. Agt. i
Absolutely Pure JustTiyIt.
f.rJAQUCd ICO. KAHJAS CITV.MO
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