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About The courier. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1894-1903 | View Entire Issue (Nov. 5, 1898)
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srviag his country abroad is made an
excuse for depriving him of the righta
of citizenship. I hope sincerely that we
hall have an agitation about this mat
ter., Hearen knows Eogland does not
offer any special inducement to b aoca
to aenre her in the army; but if abe ia to
actually punish tbem fpr so doing, it is
time that abe looked ahead and realized
the probable results of such measures.
The death of young Grenfell, in the
famous Lancer charge, will cause Lillian
Spencer-Churchill's wedding, oa the 8th
the elderly wooer succeeds in persuading
Mies Blossom of the fact; while the
pretty niece pairs off with a curate who
has long fluttered about.
Having digested sufficiently of the
fiercely-antagonistic criticism, of the
latest "Macbeth'' production, I went to
see Torbes Robertson and "Mrs. Fat,"
Vf by is it, I wonder, that when the)
two people are concerned there always
arkes such a storm of disputation?
Their opponents and their admirers are
equally warm: and. I must add, one
BTOximo. to be a quiet one. as the bride- sided! Of course, there is a school of
groom is bk brother. He is now the criticism in London, and in the larger
oaly representative of his branch of the provinical towns, led by the older men
family, having lost three brothers in in the profession which makes a point
eighteen months. of "slating" any younger actor who dares
The drama occupies just now the. to attempt a character sacred to Irving,
principal field of interest. In "The 1- There is also a large clique pledged to
der Miss B'ossom," the new piece with cry down Mrs. Campbell. But, on the
which the Kendals opened the St. other hand, their admirers of whom I
James,' Messrs. Ernest Hendrie and
Metcalf Wood have not produced a
masterpiece. Here and there the work
h almost farcical certainly grotesque;
at other times it becomes pathetic,
tharka to the acting. The main Htory
stripped of cerlain improbabilities which
seem to be dragged in without purpose
or design concerns a middle-aged scien
tist who falls in love with a young girl
at a dance; picks up her pocket hand
kerchief which happens to be borrowed
from her aunt Dorothy, her father's
sister and, on the strength of the name
inscribed thereon, writes a proposal from
mid-ocean to Miss Dorothy Blossom, re
questing that an answer be sent to him
ia the wilds, whence he will return in
three years, to claim his bride. Dorothy
Blossom (Mrs. Kendal) is what women
would call "an old maid" and men "a fine
woman." She accepts the absent lover,
and lavishes upon him, in the interval,
good deal of gentle sentiment. But
she is not a flabby person; so when the
gentleman returns to find the wedding
presents piled up, and the very bell
ringers practicing a merry peal, and in
dismay at his mwtnke proceeds to "break
the sews' to her, she behaves with a
dignity and charm that impress him as
much as they do tho audience. She
hows us every phase of emotion through
which the loving, sensitive, yet proud
reature parses. Dtemay, blank amazc-
it, wounded feeling, desperate cour-
own myself one do not advance their
cause by hailing thtir every presentation
as absolutely faultless. Now Forbes
Robertson's Macbeth is an intellectual
one. He shows the man as a neurotic,
spasmodic creature, "infirm of purpose,"
indeed, hut having the soldier's courage,
which redeems him from contempt.
His elocution, aB usual, is a joy; so is his
beautiful voice. But he need not be
quite so restrained; nor need he make
himself up to resemble Judap Iscariot!
Those red whiskers are unbearable! He
seems afraid to let himself go, as he has
a horror of ''ranting." Mrs. Pat is not
suited in Lidy Macbeth. She looks
weird and exquisite; her face and her
strangely lovely tones haunt one; but
she is uncertain. Her sleep-walking
scene is too modern; she seema to feel
that ebe is not satisfactory, hence every
now and then she makes an attempt at
Bernhardtesque realism, which distorts
her dreamy beau tyal most to hideous
ness, and strains hr voice with jarring
effect. Intellectual she always if, often
brilliant; but not Lady Macbeth. I do
not think the revival will have a long
run. "Othello" will be eagerly awaited.
And now I must really allude to the
new Drury Lane melodrami, "The
Great Ruby.'' Sir John Garnett, the
big jeweler, owob the gieat ruby. He
also owns an ambitious, but good heart
ed wife (Mrs. John Wood) whose dream
is "to get into society." Countess Char-
The Woman's club met in regular ses
sion Saturday, October 29th. By a wise
forethought in program arrangement it
was Patriotic Day. Roll call answered
by patriotic sentiments some were
beautiful while all were good. The
story and origin of our flag was finely
written and rendered. "With Uncle
Sim's Blue Jacket Afloat' was respond
ed to by brief sketches of the navy and
its brave officers. A characterization of
General Wesley Merritt was'excellently
rendered. History of a famous war song,
"Dixie,"' and history of its author new
to nearly all of us interspersed with pa
triotic songs by the club, was given
terian church pailors with good attend
aoce of members and a few invited
The program was in memory of tha
three noted personages who departed
this life during our summer vacation
three famous people who were dear to
the hearts of the people. They were
Miss Willard, Gladstone and Prince
Bismarck. The subject was- well and
ably handled by the ladies having it in
charge. At the conclusion of the meet
ing, the dining room doors were thrown
open and the club became the guests of
the executive committee, who had spar-
Several visitors were with us from a dis- cu uo P""" ,u JPing eiegani reiresn-
menis. ine snowy wntte linens and
beautifully tables decorated with lovely
autumn leaf trimmings were lovely to
look upon, and the club members spent
Next Friday Mrs. D. A. Campbell will delightful afternoon at their fir
address the Lincoln Fortnightly club at meeting.
the home of Mrs. Barbour on the "Phys ur next or second meeting was with
ical Features ef Russia and Their Iuflu- Mrs. Theo. Reimere, living about three
tarce. Altogether a very interesting
meeting, closing by singing "The Star
ences on Character and Institutions,"
according to this outline:
The Russian Country
Its boundaries and area.
The two great zones.
The Forest zone.
The Steppe region or Woodless zone.
The three great belts.
Black Mould oelt.
Reading from Gogol.
The Uralo Caspian Steppe.
The Caucasiau Crimean belt
Climate and its effects.
miles out of town. The drive is a love
ly one and was greatly enjoyed. It was
our first trip as a club out of town. The
program was one on "Patriotism," and
the elegant spaciouB home was decorated
suggestively in national colors. A good
program was filled. The subject was the
situation between the United States and
Spain. Nearly all the members present
discussed the subject pro and eon, and
it furnished much amusement.
Our next work will be a discussion on
the rearing of children; following that
will come, "The King of the Feast,"
Thanksgiving program, at which time
how to cook and prepare a Tl anksgiving
dinner will be discussed. Of the next
two meetings I will write in the future.
Wishing success to all our sister clubs of
Nebraska we ure yours in the move
Fullerton Club. Reposteb.
age summoned to the aid of her woman's koff, an adventuress (Mrs. Cecil Raieigb),
dignity all pass in turn over her ex- and her lover. Prince Kaseim (Mr. Robt.
prosim face and quiver in her voice, Loraine), come to the shop and want to
until her ttnal burst of tears touches the buy the stone; but it is too expensive'
most blase heart. In the last act, as and they depart lamenting. Of course
say have been anticipated, we see that there is a sensational robbery by con-
admiration haa ripened into love, and federates of the Prince who is rather
unkindly modeled on Rauptsinghi.
The last Saturday in October was
again our club day. We met with our
president, Mrs. Margaret Sackett. Af
ter the usual business, the committee
appointed a short tim since for- the par-
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Countess hides the gem in a chocalate
box; the characters meet at a country
hotel; detectives appear; the box is put
for safety into the jewel-case of innocent
Lady Garnett, who walks in her sleep
an amusing travesty of Lady Macbeth
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The Piatt smouth Woman's club met
on the evening of October 21st at the
residence of Mrs. S. A. Davis for the
study of parliamentary law and current
event?, with Mrs. S. A. Davis and Mrs.
R. O. Fellows as leaders. resDsctivelv.
After the usual opening forms short re- P066 of tng the schools of our city
ports were given of the federation and reponea. " was mongbt in this way
congress by those who were fortunate we could Bhow onr interest and at the
enough to be present, and the president. 8ame time 8ive encouragement to the
Mrs. S. H Atwood. also gave an excel- teachers. One lady reported having
lent written report of the federation ed etery room in the building, find
proper. in a very eaiiatactory state of affairs.
The program for parliamentary law The other tTO of the committee were
"W'hat Constitutes Parliament in the """y Phased with what they saw and
United States, Great Britain, Germany, heard- Mention was made of the order,
T-or, Harlt-rorUnrJ anil WT?r"a. Cleanliness and good WOrk Deintr (fan
mixed up with some cigarettes belonging cartM'out by concise and excellently and all were unanimoua in their opinion
prepared papers upon the forms of gov- wnicn was, mat we bave very good
ernment of these various countries. echools in Weeping Water. TheSpeare
The current events dspartment was method 'ately adopted was highly epok-
made interesting by a brief review of en of U caueed one lady to wish chat
the Dreyfus case and of the Quebec com- 8he m,ht llve ner "cnool days over again
mission in two well written papers, the n-" mougni it must be a fine way to
discussion following bringing out many
facts. Other topics of interest were
talKed of, showing the members to be
well acquainted with the "happenings"
which are constantly making history.
Several members of the Mozart club
were present and made the evening
more pleasant by a number of well ren
dered vocal and instrumental selections.
The club adjourned to meet again for
USieo- to the hero. (Ui course tnere is a
wrongfully accused hero.) We are taken
to Lord's, and Bee a cricket match and a
Building, sensational "catch;" then Prince Kaseim
steals the diamond and is pursued by
the arch vidian of the piece, one Morris
Longman; and the two leap into a bal
loon, which is conveniently ready just as
capture seems inevitable, and have a
grand struggle in mid air, at the close of
which the villian loses his hold and
dropo. But discovery dogs Prince Kas
atm, and that dusky unfortunate eludes
justice by making his horse rear and fall
os him at the military tournament!
Penly I suppose magazine editors
have to read some horrible poetry.
Spacer So do magazine readers.
teacn young children arithmntio r
they could get a sum by the method
much quicker than ahe. It is the pur
pose of the club to bave a visiting com
mittee each month. Mrs. Nellie Sackett
read a good paper entitled, "Early
American Explorers;" our study this
year being American history. The pres
ident then turned the meeting over to
Mrs. Dunham and we had a eoaA n
Friends of the cause of non-sectarian
religious organizations are "nvited to the
meeting to be held Sunday evening at
7:30 in tho Grand Army hall. 132 South
Twelfth street Subject of the address.
"The Church of the Dawning Century." held their first
Study" on November 3d, when "anioned parliamentary drill. We
L. Munger will lead in the pro- learned, or, rather, tried to, what we did
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The Marv Barnes Literarv Club of or order. At one tima a . i.
Fullerton reorganized the 1st of October fmc,h tafled UP to untangled,
with between forty and fifty members; SLES?" .&.!
meeting in the Presby- meet in one week. u w
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