The courier. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1894-1903, January 16, 1897, Page 10, Image 13

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mate test of success in this sort of enter
tainment. The dancing was good and
unconventional, the girlB wero pretty
and handsomely gowned as far as the
costumes reached, and they did not
reach too far what more can one at k?
Frederick Warde appeared in the
afternoon of Saturday as Shjlock. in
the evening in the title role of "King
Lear'' with his usual success; a success
which is a littlo disapiointing becauso
it smacks off tho routinier the man
who has the technique of his art at his
lingers ends but hus failed of the more
intellectual heights.
Ten years sgo I hoped to see Warde in
the very front ranks of the interpreters
of the classical repertory instead of oc
cupying the respectable but mediocre
position filled by him at present. Henry
Irving and our own Richard Mansfield
are instances of actors in whom the in
tellectual grasp of the character out
strips the power of expression Freder-
ick Warde and mary of the clever women
of the stage surpass in interpretation
without apparently reaching the depths
it is rare, as in the case of Edwin
Booth and in a lesser degree with
Sarah Bernhardt, that intellectual
grasp and virtuosity in technique go
hand in hand. I am glad that clever
actor Clay Clement pays us a visit next
week, for although he is in danger of
becoming a "one part actor," confining
himself ns he does to "The New Domin
ion," one recognizes in his face and ex
pression the intellectual life behind the
But to return to Frederick Warde
'His "Lear" especially in the delineation
of the old man's growing madness was
intelligent and faithful. The Shylock
of the afternoon comedy did not appeal
to me so much, although it was com
petent and the lines were delivered with
tne actor's usual careful fidelity to his
conception of the part.
The support as a whole was respecta
ble and at times very good indeed. The
wolfish cruelty of "Goneril" in ''King
Lear" was well conceived and imperson
ated by a clever actress who in the
afternoon played "Portia" with consid
erable strength, especially in the court
acene. The "Cordelia" of "Lear" was
not badly done, but was somewhat
inadequate t the demands of a role
which is especially difficult because the
actress is permitted to say Utile with
word or gesture, while if it is to be a
fiithful and full impersonation the
at ength, dignity and nobility of the
character must be made manifest by
tb.9 mere presence. The Fool in this
play deserves a special word of com
mendation. His was the task to bubble
with wit that sprang from a breaking
heart, a heart torn with infinite pity.
This difficult thing he seemed t) do.
The scenic effects were, perhaps, as
gcod as may be in a production of this
kind. Yet when all is said that can be
said to the credit of this performance,
any lover of Shakespeare must feel the
inadequacy of any stage performance to
express the terror and pity of this play.
Nevertheless if no splendor of stage and
costume adequately represent ''King
Lear," on the other hind no weakness
of interpretation can mar its intellectual
grandeur, and I am grateful for every
opportunity to hear so capable a per
formance. Stories of the Town.
"Bless my 'art, sir, business is bad.
thinks keeps hup like this Hi will go
tack to Lunnon."
Cabby was in a talkative mood and he
had a tale of woe.
"There's no money in the business
Tiany more, han' me with 8000 hinvested
in me cab, sir. Wy, its honly a few years There wasn't much in the pic'u'e to
hago that Hi always made 815 or 820 of attract the attent on of the crowd hurry
a Sunday, sir. But now hunless Hi'ave ing along Sixth av nue. It was onlv a
it rr: -. t-. i : ni
BcwiniBwjBumuiuc, on. aucico uu
place to tane parties nas wants to go ous or a store where, according to a pla
eomeere. Halso, the business is being card, canaries were sol J for 81.73. 'ihe 213
ruined,sir,by the class of men what drives
the cabs. Wy, in Lunnon, a man "as togo
before a lxxud han" 'e's examined
thorough, e is, before 'c gets a licence to
drive. 'B "as
to know tho town han' "e
"as to 'avo a character, sir. 'Ere, it
seems like hany body can drive a cib.
Wy Hi knows a man what "as a brother
that comes t t his country last Saturday.
Monday morning "e is driving a cab, sir,
han' im not knowing ono street from
hanother. 'E is standing near the Fifth
avo nuo "otel when a gent han' lady conies
houtof the 'otel, han' the gent asks the
green cabby 'ow much to a number on
Twenty fourth street, honly a block
away, sir. Tho cabby doesn't know but
"e says t2," han the gent ban' lady gets
in. Then "e asks hano her cabby where
to drive to. Who knows, sir, if they
ever got there? 1 here's a lot of new
men what don't know the stores han'
other places han' its bad on tbc business.
There's a lot of the new folks, sir. 1 hey
say hus 'ow they takes so-han'-so to such
a place last night, which is very bad, sir,
A good cabby never knows who 'e 'as
han' 'o never 6ays hanything. Bless my
'art, business is bad, sir, very bad."
A vender of barbers' supplies was all the money I had left and for several
showing his samples to a busy barber days I have had hardly anything to eat.
in a little shop just off of Broadway, The bird was alii had that reminded mo
The man of lather was shaving a custo- of home, and it was hard to part with
mer and negotiating with the salesman her. A lady downstairs used to keep
at the same time. her for me in the day time and I would
"Let me show you something fine in a bring her up every night. But today I
canvas strop." said tho la ter. couldn't stand it any longer, and I sold
"I wouldn't give a thimble full of the canary for seventy-live cents. I sup
shaving soap for a shop full of canvass pose I cried in the stree', but I couldn't
strops. I don't want anything better help it I think I will go back to work
than a goo 1 horse tail strop."
"A horse tail strop?"
"My friend, I doubt if you ever saw
strop made out of horse tail. Do you
think they go out and kill horses just to
make razor strops for finicky barbers out
of the tails?"
"Oh, you needn't get gay. Every strop
in .tins shop is made out of horse tail
leather. I know what I am talking
about You can't fool me."
"I'll tell you what your strops are
they are made out of Prussia leather. I
can duplicate them exactly. I import
them myself."
"What part of Pruasia do they come
"I don't know. The truth is a house
down town imiorts them for me."
"Well, you'd better get posted on what
Prussia leather is before you try to sail
Prussia leather strops to the barbers in
this town. They are nearly all Dutch
men. I am a Prussian myself. I can
tell you where your strops come from
they come from Berlin. And when I
was in tho old country I had a strop
that was a strop."
"What was it?"
"It was made out of human skin."
"Oh, yes. I used to carry- one with
my samples. One day a fresh barber
was trying it lie was trying Jo tell
what it was made out of and he bit into
iL Then I told him what it was and he
got sic'.
"Well, I should think so. Over there
we used to go to the medical colleges
and get the pieces cf skin and cure them
and make the strojts ourselves. Ihev
would put an edge on a razor that would
cut anything, but we never told a cus
know where they came fiom, but I know
two or three shops where they have a
human skin strop. '
"Where are they?"
"Oh, I am not giving any body away."
-n .... -
woman wa an empty bird cage coming
tomer that we sharpened our razors on wlthln and ror ncastir county. In an
human skin. I tell you they were good actj?w,hf,,;ein ,E' Lle is plaintiff
, t-utij .. nd Oljf Hlomstrom, et al.. clrft-ndmitH,
strops. I wish I had one now." t wi)t at ... u.dock p. ni.. ,. ,Le JG:h day
If "Tnere are a few in the city. I don't of February, A. I)., 1807, at the ea?t
woman glanced at tho empty cage, and
then back into the store. Then she
wiped away n tear with tho back of her
hand. Slowly she moved away, and the
tears kept coming, and once or twice tho
stopped and wae on thepointof retracing
her steps. But the kept on and few of
the busy pedestrians novicod her.
A few minutes later tho woman and
the empty cage appeared in a small back
room on the top floor of a miserable ten
ement. Cleanliness thcru was, but the
floor and walls were bare, and want
paraded itself on the projecting cup
Iward shelves. Tenderly the cage, a
cheap, tin' affair, was hung in its ac
customed place, and the woman sank
down upon a wooden chair, as a visi.or
"Yes, sir, I sold my canary. The bird
was the only thing I had left and it had
to go." A lit lo encouragement elicited
her story. "I have been doing pretty
well, work'ng in ono of the big depart
ment stores, but I have sent half my
wages back to my mother over in Jersey.
You see she is an invalid and there's
three small children. My father is dead.
Two weks ago I lost ray place, and I have
had a hard time. Last week I sent home
again next week, and the man has
promised to keep her forme. The first
money I get 1 will buy her back."
New York, Jan 14, 1SS7. V. M. S.
This year's LehighValley and Scranton
hard coa, & AQ per ton at Chare8 Greg.
0y,Bi nth and 0
"Uni" students say our Thr e"Beau!s"
are elegant. Lincoln Coai Co., 1206 O.
The Model Restaurant is an excellent
place for family board. Jt is also ex
cellently situated for persons spending a
day in the city. Ladies while shopping
can find no better place for luncheon.
Meals 15 cents, Sunday dinner 25 centp.
Tickets 83. "JIG South Twelfth. Soup
sei ved from 8 to 10 p. m.
The second floor of the Harris block.
1134 N street, has been fitted ::p for a
dancing hall. The floor has received
the attention of experts. It is of hard
wood, and the board 3 are laid parallel
with the length of the hall. Parties
desiring to rest it can do so at tho
Courier office, in the same block.
M. L. Stewart has gone to Norfolk for
a two wee'i's Etay.
Harvey G.SLedd spent Sunday
his parents in Ashland.
Firet publication Jan. 1G.
by virtue of an order of sale Issued by
the clerk of the district court of the
third judicial district of Nebraska.
door of the court house, in the city of
Lincoln, Lancaster county, Nebraska,
offer for sale at public auction the fol
lowing described real estate, to-wlt:
The south half (! of the south west
quarter (s w 4) of the northeast quarter
(n e 3-4) of Eeotion two (2). in tiwnsbip
twelve (12), north of n n je seven (7), east
of the eixih P. M., in Lancaster county,
uiven un
Given under roy hand this lith day of
January A. D
John J. Trompen.
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Druggist and
Fine Stationery
Calling Cards
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T 127 S. Eleventh Street. 5
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CAPITAL, $250,000 SURPLUS $25 000
Directors-I. M. Raymond, 8. H. Barnbaa
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For Information about rates, connec
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call at city ticket office. 1201 O street.
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