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About The courier. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1894-1903 | View Entire Issue (Dec. 1, 1894)
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Tho coming of tho Tavary Grand Englist
Opera company to this city, December 8,
is awaited with no little interest. Madame
Tavary has attained tho height of artistic
une, and the success with which she has
ipeared in the most difficult roles has made
sr one of tho most famous singers of the day.
x The organization supporting Madamo Tavary
is most notable, and besides many of the more prominent singers.
whoso speculations havo placed tho lirm on thovergo of bankruptcy,
now appears as tho friend of Short, and suggests that ho may be
come a member of tho firm of Ruth von, redeem himself in tho eyes
of Margaret, and eventually win her for his wife. This places tho
young man on tho summit of hope, and tho curtain falls on a pic
ture of himsolf and his guests, seating themselves at the breakfast
table. From this point tho plot is doveloped rapidly. Strange has
abused his partner's contidouco by using securities deposited with
the bank, to cover his margins, and thoro aro signs of coming col
lapse. IIo must gets Short's money to savo himself and lirm, and
without Mr. Ruthven's knowledge, ho outers tho joung man a full
partnership. Short gives him checks for all his ready money, and is
happy in the knowledge that ho is at last "a man of husines' and on
the high road to success in love. Meanwhile, an examination of the
bookB of the lirm has rovealed to "tuthvon his partner's duplicity.
Margaret overhears a conversation between Strange and Short,
includes a brilliant chorus and orthfetia
support of Madame Tavary
include Emma Mariani,
Henrietta Dreyer and Sophie
Romani, sopranos; Madame
Thca Dorre, mezzo soprano;
Helen Von DoenholF and
Dora Scott, contraltos; A.
L. Guille, Payne Clarke and
William Warren, tenors;
Wm. Mertens.F. L. Hill and
S. Dudley, baritones; Wm.
Hamilton, basso, and Wm.
Shuster, basso cantanta
the director of the orches
tra being Sig Emerico Mor
reale. These are but a few
of the names that go to
make up the Tavary Grand
English Opera company,
and since it is the only
one tht will be heard here
this season, a most brilliant
engagement is assured, to
be presented at the Lansing
next Saturday evening.
Hoyt's "A Bunch of Keys"
at the Lansing tonight.
The first act of "The
Gilded Fool,'" to bo present
ed at the Funke, Monday
night, opens in tho house of
Chauncy Short, the "Gilded
Fool,' impersonated by Mr.
Goodwin. Chauncy, who
has become suddenly very
rich through the death of
an uncle, is getting rid of
his money as fast as possi
ble. Ho is in love with
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Margaret Ruthven, tho daughter of a banker and broker, who is re
pelling his advances on account of the fast life he is leading. This
is the condition or affairs when tho curtain rises, disclosing Short's
bachelor apartments. It is noon and the "gilded fool-' has not risen
yet, though ho is to give a breakfast at one. Ho appears from his
bedroom, showing every evidence of tho revelry of the night before;
aad makes his toilet slowly while the act proceeds. The Rev. Jacob
Howell appears to him with a letter from an old friend, Algy Som
ers. Tho minister is really a Scotland Yard detective in disguise,
who has conio to America to hunt down tho man who, as the part
ner of Somers' father, ruined him and fled to New York with his
money. Miss Ruthven appears with her father, mother, Jessica
Rood, an old maid with reverence to tho antique, and Nell Ruthven,
a cousin of Man;aret. The latter gives Chauncy to understand very
plainly that so long as he lives his present life of idleness he cannot
hope to win her love. Bynnister Strange, a partner of Ruthven,
Short's lovo for her is to bo mado the moans
of ruining him, and to savo
him she tells him that ho
must give up all hopo of
winning her lovo, and warns
him not to enter tho firm
with any hopo of doing so.
In tho midst of his aston
ishment. Jack Duval, tho
lover of Nell, and confiden
tial clerk of Ruthven, tells
him that tho firm is bank
rupt; ho is dazed for a
moment, but with a deter
mination to hunt down
Strange, he signs his part
nership papers, and starts
on his career of business, as
partner in a bankrupt firm.
Then comes the panic. The
house of Ruthven it Co. is
forced to close, but it turns
out that the "Gilded Fool"
has not been idle. He has
"coppered" tho "tip" of
Strange, and for every share
of tho disastrous stock sold
by tho firm he has bought
two, and is decidedly 'in it."
As a "Co" ho is bankrupt;
as an individual ho has
more money than ever.
More than this, ho has dis
covered through the detec
tive that Strange is the
man who ruined his friend's
father and fled to America.
A little justice is now dealt
out all round. Shortallows
Strange the money ho
originally invested, on cori
dition that he repay Algy
Somers what he stole from
his father, and to this tho
humiliated scoundrel agrees. The house of Ruthven it Co resumes
at once, and, of course, "Tho Gilded Fool" has his reward in the
winning of Margaret. A pretty little love story of which Nell and
Jack aro tho subjects, run through tho play. Every character is
strong and well defined.
"A Summer Blizzard" will be presented at the Lansing, Tuesday,
December 4th. A n exchange says of the play: "The cast is an ex
ceptionally clever and able one, comprising artists specially selected
for the parts as-signed to them.' Mr. Hagan, the mt.nager, has
learned by experience that clever comedians and pretty women are
important' factors in making the popularity of a production of this
character. His principals are all good, and tho balance of the com
pany is composed of pretty women and capable performers such as
Nelfie Rosebud. Beatrice Goldie, Charles Burke. Barney Reynolds,
Clayton E. White, Jimmie Carroll, William II. Murphy, Harry Put
nam, Leonard Somers, Fred Reynolds, Nichols Sisters, Blanche
Nichols, Ida Moreland, and others.
A GILDED FOOL."
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