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Pw. Evans and Cias. Jfoty in "A Parlor Match"
Hundreds of ndmiring friomlH of that
vivacious and petite littlo soubrotto
Flora Walsh (Mm. Charles Hoyt) will
bo pained to learn of her death which
occurred at Boston liiHt Sunday. Miss
Walsh, it will be reinumbered, was the
"Bossy" of Hoyts "A Toxuh Steer," in
which hIio wan playing with the com
pany at tlio time of hor death. Sho
had boon ill for several weokH past with
pneumonia and was stopping at the
Parker House where she was convales
cing. Sunday morning one of the hell
bovH rushed throuirli the halls and
veiled "fire!" It was a false alarm but
it was the death of Miss Walsh, for in
her haste to escape she hastily left her
bed runnlnir out without any additional
clothing, caught cold and died. It is a
sad blow to Mr. Hoyt who has of late
years been remarkably successful. For
tune lias favored mm only to taKo DacK
its greatest gift. Miss Walsh was a
favorite with all of her acquaintances
and theatrical people all speak in most
cordial terms ol Her.
Can't say that I admire Jacob Litt's
latest enterprise, the "Nutmeg Match."
It lacks that sprlglitlinoss and brisk
manner that has characterized his
other plays. It is no comparison to
"The Ensign" and falls short of having
the merit shown either In "The Stow
uway"or "Von Yonson," all of which
are under the management of Messrs
LiU & Davis. Annie Lewis is bright
and capable and there arc several
other excellent artists in the cast, but
ns a whole the company Is by no means
tho equal of that which presented "The
Ensign" hero a short time ago. The
best of lho male characters was
"Brick" by David Wnrfleld. His
makeup, expression and dialogue was
tho prominent and most natural feature
of tho entire cast and although a minor
part It was well brought out. As for
''Billy" tho now husband, ho was luck
ing in action and was decidedly dull at
times when ho should have evinced
Interest to tho exciting point. "Bob"
a rural figure was cleverly con
colved bv Mr. E. A. Eberlo. "Tom
Stoddard" a degraded wretch anxious
for vengeance, was acceptably Illus
trated by Henry Herman and tho
others In tho cost wore of only ordinary
Of the play itself littlo pruise can bo
given. It Is not of tho character or
llnish that one might expect from so
worthy a playwright as William Ha
worth. It Is decidedly weak in many
places and lacks a certain element to
give It expression and tono. In tho
third act a loving husband forsakes his
wife iu order U grant tho request of a
parson to go with him to visit a sup
posedly unknown girl who is In distress.
Tho wife, finding a letter written by
tho parson to hor husband, learns that
ho Is almut to call on a woman, bo
comes jealous and swears to leave his
homo If ho gooH to meet her. Ho
vaguely argues tho point, tries to ox
plain, then unceremoniously leaves hor.
Now if ho were a villian, this might
prove somewhat natural. Hut what
loving husband would do such an act
risk Ills own happiness for tho sake of
mooting an unknown woman? There
aro other situations equally weak.
Tho pile driver scone comos on un
announced and unexpected. It is on
and oil in almost a Hash, giving the
audience a limited bit of highly sea
soned sensational drama. Annie Lewis,
who was recently seen here In "Yon
Yonson" is very clover. Sho makes
a petite star, slugs well, dances grace
fully, and is withal a talented little
actress, whom wo hope soon to see In
a bettor play.
"Friends!" What an abused word!
TIhto Is probably no word In tho dic
tionary that sullcrs more for want of
misuse. When you address a letter to
a new social acquaintance, one whom
you scarcely know, you title him "Dear
Friend." You make tho acquaintance
of a man at Tenth and O streets and
walk down to Elovonth street with
him, whoro you meet another
acquaintance. "Hollo, Charllo! Lot
mo Introduce my friend, Mr. Soso." In
this and hundreds of other wnys is tho
word friend abused. A marked con
trast to this state of affairs may be
soon in tho play by Edwin Milton
Royle, entitled "Friends," which was
produced at tho Lansing Tuesday and
Wednesday evenings. In this produc
tion tho author presents a clean cut and
thoroughly refined play, introducing
several characters that aro now to tho
stage. And in order to do that, it has
not lioon found necessary to Introduce
sensationalism within its sphere. Tho
plot of the pleoo rests on two friends,
one an artist and the other a pout, lxith
poor and quite unfortunate. The de
votion to (Mich other is worthy of tho
strongest ties that exist between man
and man, and each llnds ample oppor
tunity to show his friendship for the
other during tho progress of tho play.
In fact, even when a rivalry In tho lovo
of both for one woman comes up, the
one does not permit tho other to be
come acquainted with tho fact, but as
sists him In his hardships to accomp
lish tho happy union. Tho whole fur
nishes u pretty picturo of what friends
might and should bo, but seldom aro,
though such occasionally exists, fully
tho equal to thut shown in tho play.
In tho cast is soon some clovor talent,
und before tho curtain is rung down on
tho lust uct tho audience is given an
entertainment thut is absolutely free
from scandal, full of excellent ideas,
und furnishes a moral in more ways
than one, that will be us beneficial to
the auditor as it Is exciting und inter
esting. Mr. Boyle, tho author. u-
pcurs as ono of tho two friends, while
Mr. Lucius Henderson does tho work of
tho other ono. To say that thoy aro
both in clevor hands would bo putting
It but mildly. Their makeup und cos
tuming especially In tho llrst act-
Is most cleverly conceived, while their
acting is almost perfect. Mr. Hender
son, )esides being u line actor, is also
an artistic manipulator on tho piano
keyboard, two numbers that ho ren
dered being heartily oncorod. Miss
Selena Fetter, as Marguorita Otto of
tho Metropolitan opera house, fur
nishes a character thut much of tho
pluy depends upon, but hor idea of tho
role and hor talent in currying It out
makes it an attractive and pleasing
fcuturo of tho evening. Miss Fetter
has a beautiful voice, und in tho scone
where sho sings, to her lovor's nccom
punlment, and faints while thus en
gaged, furnishes n climax tho liko of
which hua uppeurod In no other pluy.
Tho curtain rings down on this scone,
and tho applause of tho audience win
tho heartiest over hoard In tho Lan
sing. Each momlwr of tho cast was
called out, and when Mr. lloylo made
his appearaneo, Ixith nights, ho was
greeted by a perfect ovation-an oo
uurranco that lias not taken place be
fore In Lincoln for years. Hans Otto,
Marguerita's father, Is a difficult char
acter, presenting an old (.lorman ad
dicted to strong drink. This weakness
is played upon by tho villain In the
pluy, who seeks tho hand of his daugh
ter, an helross, unknown to her
self or hor father. Mr. Lyons acted
this part with an abandon aiid artistic
llulsh that won for him u full share of
praise. In his delirious scenes ho pre
sented some clever acting, and when
he fully realizes his position and the
saerlllco that ho is about to make of
his daughter he becomes maddened
and his mind changes with feeling of-
leci iron) somoquy and Harshness to
that of tho meekness of a child. Theo
dore Henderson made a natural picture
as John l'uddon, Sr., father of .lack,
the poet, whom ho supposes Is a way-
ward win nnd In cant out. In ascertain
ing to tno contrary, tho old man, a
Jovial old fellow of tho world, reluct
antly admit his error and in tho end
confesses tho mistake he has made In
misjudging his offspring, of whom ho
afterwards becomes very proud. It has
lteen a long time since Lincoln has wit
nessed a more enjoyable performance
or had tho pleasuru of seeing a pluy
presented by a liner lot of actors anil
actresses. "Friends" Is ono of tho
greatest productions of the day and if
continued with tho present cast will
not Its manager enormous returns and
its author a iastlng and prollUiblo repu
tation. Hoy I'm a Hole In tho Ground was
seen again Thursday evening and a
full house greeted tho players. This,
one of Hoyt's curly successes has been
scon hero too often to penult of another
review at tills time and as It was con
siderably Improved, by tho Introduc
tion oi conHidornnio new ousinoss, suf
fice It to suv it was one of Hovt's pro
ductions and that In itself tells the tale.
I he fun came fast and furious and
though many in the audience had seen
the antics of tho piece lioforo, they
laughed none tho less. Miss Virginia
Karl as the Lunch Girl was the liost
that has ever been seen in that role.
She Is graceful and controls a splendid
voice. Her dancing was ease itself,
her nimble form going through all
sorts of maneuvers without the least
exertion. (.'lutrlln I'owles. as The
Stranger, was also better In some re
spects than George Hlchards, his pre
decessor; his drollery was an Improve
ment, but tho former's dialogue was
brighter and his songs of a more catchy
nature. Frank Luwtou as the Station
agent was tho original in tho piece when
llrst put on and there could possibly be
no Improvement made on his work.
His whistling solo Is a novelty, and like
heretofore, brought down the housi .
Tho balance of the company is very
fair, but somewhat below the av
erage that Hoyt generally sends out.
The girls were not as pretty as usual,
neither wore they as accomplished
soubrettes as wo expect to see with
these productions. The play was en
joyed by everyone and the house was
the largest of the week.
This has been a big week at the
Fiiuko and the Spooner Comedy Com
pany has been, as usual, so to speak,
strictly iu It. They opened Monday
evening In one of their new plays,
"Kccles Girls," and over two hundred
people, unable to got oven standing
room, were turned away. Tuesday
night another full house' greeted tho
company in "Dr. .lookyll and Mr.
Hyde" which is Mr Tanner's adapta
tion and a very clovor one iu which ho
personally carries out an excellent de
lineation. Wednesday's bill was a
double ono, "Littlo Treasure" preced
ing "Tho Fellow that Umw like Mo."
Thursday evening Durtloy Cumpboll s
"Galley Slave" was seen by a full house
and last night tho Spoouer's great suc
cess of "A Fight for a Million" was
witnessed by n delighted audience niiiii-
hering fully a thousand people. The
engagement closes tonight when a
repetition of Monday's bill, which at
tracted a packed house, will bo pre
sented, entitled "Ecclcs Girls." A
strong matinee performance will bs
given today when "Miss Mah" u drum
utizution of Mrs. Hodgson Burnett's
"Sara Crowe" will bo played. in tills
Miss Cecil appears in several clovor
specialties and the play Is ono thut is
particularly well suited for ladies and
children. It was constructed espec
ially for tho two talented young artists,
Edna May and Cecil Spooner anil will
surely bo enjoyed by every ono that
attends. Matinee price lOand 2(1 cents.
Night prices It), 20 and 110 cents.
"Tho Fairies' Well" opened at the
Lansing last night to a largo audience.
It is ono of those popular Irish dramas
that seems to improve with ago, and
since last seen hero has been
materially changed. "The Fairies'
Well" is based on an old Irish legend
that if a maiden on Hallowe'en goes to
tho fairies' well located beside a ruined
castle near the Lake of Klllarney, on
the estate of u party named Condon,
and will look into the dark depths, sho
there will see tho face of her future
huslMind, providing tho moon Is shin
ing brightly. If tho heavenly orb
should )o clouded, tho maid must not
go, for sho would anger the fairies and
see tho rotlection of hor own face, and
after thut no man would come neur
hor. There aro four acts. Tho author
presents a reulistio picture of un Irish
gathering in tho second act, with
music by tho pipor and dunclng of tho
wildest Kind by some of tho principal
momlers of tho compuny. In tho third
uct a romantic picturo of the fairies'
well uppeurs. In tho fourth tho vil
lains are foiled, und a duel iu Farroll's
Park ends tho gumo. A pure und
charming lovo story Is developed In
:Tho Fairies' Well' accompanied by
tho usual comedy with Its wit, and
rough but hourty pleasantries. Tho
engagement ends tonight. A grand
matinee will bo given this afternoon,
when prices will bo reduced to 25 und
Pauline Hull In "Kriulnle," Wr.liifliiilar.
i-auiino uuu und hor opera company
will iw soon at tho Lansing, Wednes
day evening, producing that delicious
mastor-pleco in comio opera Krminio
which In Its rhythmic melody appeals
to all classes und in sympathy with
every auditor. Tho artist's swoot voice
and graceful moln adds great charm to
the character, and In the Lullabv song,
which is on of the gems of this de
servedly popular opora, she Is simply
Irresistible. "Hoar What tho Dicky
Birds Say," "Downy Jail Birds of n
Feather," aro bits too, which are full
of Interest. Not only Is tho music
bright and sparkling, but tho humor
und drollery of tho various characters
are productive of almost constant
laughter. In tho presentation here all
tho sconory made from tint mi,ri,,,.i
models will lo used, while tho costumes I
"rV,"" ": u, '"'Wiiiil designs.
1 he following is u correct cast:
hnnliilu mi,- i,ii,iiMii iii.ii
ITIno MileUr.unpommx. ..... ' m""u II,in
Mien I'vu DiviMiiuirt
... MIhn Kiitlndliliort
MInk Helen Diuiliiir
MIh Clara I'alimir
ii. r ii i., L. ...: ,::. ..' ' " "
uihui" i: Mill""
n.'i-ii in inn i.iuu ii'iir
Sr .. V l Mr HHrryMulM. iimulli
liiiili'iii HIlluVitKl Mr hriiiik l)ulii
NiMUtr.. IVuju.iluY. '........ W.ulors.p. '
I he sale of seats will open Mondu.v
morning at nine o'clock and us there
will doubtless be n rush It behooves one
and all to get to tho box office early for
"In Marring., it failure?"
This much talked of topic will bo
pleasantly discussed at Funke's Satur
day evening of next week, when tho
popular comedy success by that name
will be staged. The company em
braces a selected cast and numbers
among It such talent as Mr. Joseph
LoHraiult, Little Irene, the renowned
juvenile actress, and other clever poo
po I he engagement Is for but one
night only and tho prices will bo as
usual, 2.'., fill, and "5 cents. The sale
opens Friday morning.
Probably no woman in America Is
more wldly known than Mrs. Melva
Ljiekwood, of Washington, I). C. She
was the llrst woman admitted to prac
tice before the United States supreme
court. She was nominated for tho pres
idency by tho Equal Ulghls parly In
IS8I and again In ISHS. She Is also a
prominent platform speaker. Mrs.
Look wood will give her popular lec
ture, "Women In the Professions," In
Association Hall, this evening. No
one Is better gifted to speak on this
question. Ticket 2.1, .'(."i ami .10 cents.
Seats may Ihj had at the V. M. C. A.
Tin. Itetiirn iif (lltirliiiin.
Since last seen hero ('has. Frohmun's
company has had a big run in Now
York and will bo seen hero again
at tho Ionising, Monday evening,
I'obrunry tit li- Speaking of the en
gagement In the metropolis the Now
York Evening Sun suys: "A farcical
comedy to achieve a pronounced suc
cess before a critical New York aud
ience must be a good one, full of legiti
mate fun and amusing situations.
Clias. I'Yolimuii's latest venture "(Jlor-
lana," which was presented at II -
matin's Theatre last night for the llrMt
tlmo before a New York audience,
achieved a marked success. It was a
go from the start to llnish, and scarcely
a word was said that did not call forth
peal after peal of laughter from a
thoroughly delighted and appreciative
An Kvrnhiir ultli -.),ii ;iiirill)lil."
The second entertainment of the Y.
M. C. A. course will he given in As
sociation Hall next Wednesday even
ing by Clius. F. Underbill. In "D.ivld
Copporllold." Many people are Inter
ested iu rending Dickens' favorite story,
hut to see the various characters rep
resented on the platform is far more
Interesting. Mr. Underbill will pro
sent eight scones from the stor, rep
resenting thirteen of the leading char
acteis. Admission 2.1 and fit) cents.
Seuts inuy now bo reserved at tho Y. M.
C. A. Ticket office.
Kviinn llony'n Parlor Match
It is nine years since "A Parlor
Match" was first produced, yet it can
not 1k termed old. its fun can never
grow old. In splto of yourself, you
laugh us heurtlly now when Comeiflun
Evans carefully unlocks tho safe und
takes tho coal out as when you llrst
saw It. You know exactly what Is go
ing to happen when ho begins opera
tions on tho combination of tho safe,
but you laugh just as heartily for all
that. Tho same thing occurs when
"Old Hoss" Hooy walks off with a rod
hotstovo. If there is a funny man on
tho stage today, It Is William Hooy.
By a funny man is mount ono whoso
personal humor overshadows tho fun
arising from tho ludicrous complica
tions evolved by tho playwright. Mr.
Hooy Is unique in this, for personal
humor Is as rare a quality on the stage
as off. Beyond tho few well known
and laughter compelling incidents
which form tho groundwork of Clias.
H. Hoyt's llrst effort at playmaking,
Series I) of "A Purlor Mutch" Is as
absolutely now as tho latest farce
comedy from tho pen of tho same
author. This result is obtained hv the
very simple progress of keeping up
with tho novelties in the wn nml
dance lino. Tho introduced specialties
in the skit are tho latest products of
that line of endeavor. "Series it" of
'A Parlor Match" comes to the r.mw.
Ing for two nlL'hts oneniiiL' next Thin-.
The event of the week was "Eriends"
which was seen at the Lansing Tues
day and Wednesday. It Is a L'rout nhiv
and one of the most enjoyable that has
been presented here this season
In the Couiunii'B report of the L. L.
I. minstrels last week an omission was
noticed iu that it fulled to give Mr.
Y. Hostrom credit for his erv clover
specialties, His song, "I'm the man
that wrote Ta-ra-ra-boom-de-nv." mu
one of the features of the evening and
, " t"""l0"w "Hosted Its appreciation
by giving him a hearty applau-e which
iiiiiuc a secciiu appearance nccesary.
"I low beautiful" and "So reasonable
the price" sii. all the laillim as tho
ga.e upon the laces In the east window
of the lion Marche, li'ltlO street.
j February. .S & P
Many of tholirlll liint stilt wmiuii of Franco
have had tliuglftof terse, witty expression.
It lias served tliem when elaborate argu
ments would Imvii been far less Impressive.
lien l argot wiim minister soinu ouu cm .
thiiHluNtlrally advocated a certain mctliod
of raising money for tho govc r'liurtit.
Turgot disposed of tlionubjcct shortly
nnd vigorously. Ills Judgment was known
Ui bo good, and little more was heard of tlm ,
iu. in ijiii-meju niier tin wroio on mo me
morial: It would be utifer to execute the. author
than tho project. Youth's Coniputilon.
A l'olntml Juka.
ArtlBt Now that in whnt I call funny.
A mau who enu't see the, humor In tlmt
Joku hi to bu pitied. Life,
Faaliloim In Orilinn.
A ftifmy little woman went to nn orphan
asylum to adopt nn orphan. She picked
out a little girl with red lialr, and after
giving a receipt for her loft.
Shu returned next day and until to the
ituperlntendeiit: "My husband thinks this
orphan won't milt. Haven't you got any
with blnck hair und blueeyesV
Thu superintendent hunted through thu
Institution and found nothing of thu color
wanted. It is a rnther rare combination
anyway, I have henrd. Then tho woman
"Why don't you keep a proper assort
ment of orphans VbIio demanded. "Wliafu
the use of running a plnco In this ono honte
way. Over In the Brooklyn homo they've
got orphans of all colors. You'll ruin tho
bnslness If you act like tbli. Don't you
find your customers an going elsowhuref
When do yon think you'.l have any or
phans with blnck hair and bluo eyesr"
"The colors aren't fashionable." said the
aperlntndent, "but I shall be pleased to
eotumnnlMt With you n4 fill your ordor
when I am able to do no."
"Well, see thnt yon do," answerod the
womsj), a little mollified. "These Inntltu
tions aren't half what they umxl to m.
Don't keep me waiting longer than a
And she left the red h sired ene and went
home. Every time that the bell rluijs she
thinks It's an expretwrntio bringing her
orphan order with blnek balr and blue
yes. New York Herald.
The I'rlt Chair.
The prisoner wm before the esurt for as
sanltlng his wife.
"You are a flae specimen, aren't your"
said the Judge sarcastically. "What do
yon mran by breaking a ckair over jour
"It was a mistake, your honor," pleaded
"Do you mean to tell me," said the
righteously angered judge, "that you
didn't intend to hit your wife with that
"No, your honor, I dou't," responded the
prisoner, "but I did not Inu-ud to bruok
"Bis months." remarked hU honor. De
troit Free Pswu.
Weird, Wnl Not Nut Dnngerovs.
"Helpl Helpl" cried Xlr. Scatterwlta,
lashing from the hnll of his apartment
house luto the parlor of his nelghlKir'sflat.
"I Just saw your daughter iu the back par
lor having a flu"
"Ho calm, Mr. Bcatterwlt," said his
neighbor's wife quietly; "there Is nothing
wrong. Nellie Just went down there to
practice her Delsnrte lesson." Chicago
A Day on 'Change,
Wall Street Man (11 a. in.) Never saw
uchluckl I'll havii to sell my Bummer
oottiiKu and horsis if this keeps up.
Same Man (tip. m.-HiNirayl I'll have
a palace- up the lliuUoii next summer and
come to business on a steam yacht.
Same .Man (I p m )-Suy, old boy, lend
mu live cents to pay htreet car fare, will
vour-Xttw York Weekly
- ua&- iri vta
ltt'iiMin lor I'liUti-nrM.
Tho Miippoxid English hick of grace In
dlscoursoand iu thohhmdlHhmcnUof social
Intercourse Is a matter for continual amuse
ment to the French. They have a theory
that If an Englishman shows himself gra
cious It Is beeniiMi bu has Homo personal end
to servo which, moreover, ho Is proudorof
nerving than ho Is of being gracious.
It Is related Iu a French paper that M.
Pmdhnminii, whllo traveling by rnll, fell
In with an Englishman who talked steadily
with him In French for an hour and a halt
When they parted tho Frenchman saldi
"I am very happy to have had this oppor
tunity to exchange, my Impressions with an
lUTablo gentleman such as you tho more
o from tho fact that, as a general thing,
your countrymen aro not at all communi
cative." "Owl" said tho Englishman la very bad
French, "I only talked, you know, because
It gave mo u chauco to practice my French I"
Armed at All PolnU.
Wanted, a situation oh clerk In a mer-
rYlfkflt.'M nillrn tnr m vnittiif nnn a .muw!
lly who has served his tlmo In a Wholesale
, warehouse. Three years' experienco in af
fixing postage stamps, carrying letter and
parcels, fetching newspapers, sweeping
warehouse and back yard, dusting and
lamp trimming, shoveling coals, etc,
ban rendered him thoroughly competent
for tho above duties of a commercial career.
Offers may bu addressed, "Mercantile Sci
ence," Nurnborger UoU).
I Wutitvil to llcclproeate.
A few days ugo a negro's wagon broke
down near Carrollton. A whito man pass
ing offered awtlstuticc, which wai gladly ac
cepted, nnd when tho wagon wan ogaln on
lta wheels tho negro expressed his gratitude
thus, "Hoss, 1 hope your wagon will break
down so.no day and I can return your kind
ness." Atlanta Constitution.
More If Decjulred.
Painter Then, sir, you wish me to com
pone hoiiio ancestral portrait for your new
country scat How many ancestors would
Wealthy Merchant Oh, you can make
about eight to start with. If I like 'em I'll
order another lot. Flirgende Mutter.
Full lino of artist's materials at Lln
oi In Frumo and Art compurj's, 220
South Eleventh street.
Miller t Gilford's now grocjry, 1209
O street, In now open and loaly for
business. Don't forget the location,
formerly tho Leader store, opposlto
Ladles make big money canvassing
for the Capital City Coukiek. If
you want nice, profitable work call at
the office, 1131 O street.
Hock Spiunos Coal at tho Lincoln
Coal Co. 'Phono 440.
norpolshelmor fc Co. begin their big
muslin underwear sales Wednesday
morning. A good opportunity to stock
up for the season at low prices.
Ilurllnclnn Itnute flaying Canls.
New design, round corners lloxiblo
linen stock, permanent colors, worth
ftO cents. Ve sell them at 15 cents.
GimmI scheme to buy a few packs; might
need them this winter; euchre, whist
A. C. Zikmkk, City Pass. Agt.
Miller Clifford's new grocery, 120(1
O street, Is now ojsjn and ready for
businos-., Don't forget the locution,
formerly the Louder store, op'w.-dto
Bod spreads cheap for three days nt
Her'Milsholnior A: Co's.
W. A. Collin & Co. have just added
the largest and llnest line of fancy
groceries to 1h found iu the city. He
niember this when buying your holiday
Clias. Stattery, professional horso
shoor and farrier. Diseases of the feet '
treated b thelut-st sclentltle modes.
lloie allied for and returned. New
shop, 410 South Eleventh street, be
tween K and L.