The courier. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1894-1903, March 24, 1900, Page 10, Image 10

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The Flints bold the record of having
played the beet week's stand of any at
traction ever in Lincoln. There are
hypnotists and hypnotists, but there are
none who can duplicate the Flints.
They are the product of 1900 years'
research in psychic lore and their own
twenty-two years experience. The
Flints are putting up an entirely new
show this year. They ubo fancy cos
tumes in many scenes, and with calcium
lights produce interesting effects. Mon
day night one free ticket to a lady and
gentleman or to two ladies. Thus a
man can bring his wife or lady friend,
or two ladies can come, for the. price of
one ticket.
"The Village Postmaster' plays at
the Oliver Tuesday, March 27th. The
play furnishes a series of realistic stage
pictures "quite as refreshing as a vaca
tion in the country." It is a simple
drama of rural life. The play originally
ran at the Fourteenth Street theater,
New York, for one hundred and fifty
nights. Mr. Archie Boyd playB the title
role, Seth Higgins, the postmaster. Mr.
Boyd will be remembered from his long
connection with Denman Thompson's
part in "The Old Homestead" and Uncle
Nat in "Shore Acres." The first act
opens in the country store and post-
office in a small New Hampshire town
on the morning of Training Day. This
act closes with a rain storm of real
water. The second act shows the home
of a Baptist minister and the Donation
party, when the members of the village
church choir render old fashioned mel
odies and various gifts are presented to
the minister. The third act shows a
farm yard with an old fashioned thresh
ing machine at work. The last act is a
capital setting, showing the interior of
an old New England church, where the
villagers are busy putting up decorations
in honor of the approaching wedding of
the poster aster's daughter.
Kathryn Kidder, Louis James and
Charles B. Hanford are- "together on a
tour with two of Shakspertfs plays and
two of Sheridan's. They have brought
that highly legitimate repertory to the
Grand opera -bose, where they began
their week lasfnight with an interest
ing and commendable performance of
"The Winter's Tale." Miss
Kidder lias the personality and the ac
complishment of a satisfactory player.
Her Hermione, the unjustly accused
queen, had a mien of graceful dignity
and was pathetic in all the phases of
sufferings from a jealous king's 'injus
tices. Tbe transition to Perdita, from
the repression of the Bad mother to the
liberty of joyous daughter, was a suffic
iently demonstrative emergence from
shadow into sunshine. Her
dual achievement was much more than
merely creditable. The same degree of
praise may be given 'to Mr. Hanford,
who played the insanely jealous King
Leontes with a great deal of earnest
force. Mr. James' aspect
was ludicrous, his behavior droll, his
speech unctuous and his singing deeply
bass. It was a unique and
very rlever achievement. The scenic
representation of the play was new and
excellent. Franklyn Fyles in the Sun.
At the Oliver Friday, March 30th.
A woman who is the mother of sons
who are now at an age to select voca
tions in life told me the other day a
stoy rthat carries an interesting point.
One of her boys, who is of a thoughtful
and serious turn of mind, had expressed
a wish to enter the ministry. His prac
tical mother wanted to feel that he was
qualified before uhe placed him in the
way of a theological student's career,
and so, with the aim of finding out just
what qualifications were essential, she
determined to see some clergy-nan and
ask the logical question. So she sought
an interview with the Reverend Rains
ford. To tell the story in her own
"I found the doctor in his study, and
I think I put my question to him rather
courageously, feeling that he would hail
the announcement that I had a son who
felt inclined to the sacred calling. He
did not seem to be impressed with the
sentiment involved, and he replied to
my question as toon as I gave him a
chance. 'The prime qualification, mad
am, is to be named in one word,' he
aid.. 'The day has gone by -when mere
ly piety, sincerity, personal goodness,
'humility, love of Btudy, or any one or
taore of those admirable personal char
acteristics are sufficient to commend a
young man to the ministry. A man to
succeed in the ministry must, fiist and
foremost, be a leader of men. The min
istry today is crowded with failures.
Madam, is your son a leader? '
1 "The statement and tbe question
were so entirely different from what I
had expected, that I was obliged to
think a moment before replying to him,
and during that moment 1 turned my
boy Robbie around in my mind, and'
looked him all ' over from an entirely
new standpoint. Robbie is gentle, con
scientious, and kind and truthful aud
pure. He is reverent, and he loves
everything that is eacred and holy.
But Robbie is retiring and sensitive,
mod he loves approbation. I knew that
these were not the attributes of the
leader, but I felt as though I were Rob
bio'a only defonder against ihe arraign
ment of his shortcomings, which the
clear-sighted divine had so negatively
suggested. 'I think my son would like
to be a leader,' I said, with some hesita
tion, and then, with considerable as
surance, I added: Tes,l am" sure he
would iik-j to be a leader. He could
sooa team to be a leader. He replied
to my statement with decision: 'Lead
Robbie will not go into the ministry.
It was something of a shock and a dis
appointment to us both, but the atmos
phere is cleared of uncertainty.' The
?Are you sober ?" asked Mrs. Laxkin
as she leaned out ot the second story
window ki 2:30 a. m., in 'response to her
huband's ring.
Tesh, my dear."
"Then say PietermariUburg." Town
coffin Marclk 2ltk
The management takes pleasure in announcing1 the engage
ment of America's Famous Fun-Makers,
Presenting a unique program of all the latest novelties in the
science of suggestion, introducing the greatest laugh-
provoker on the stage,
The Only Lady Hypnotist. Prices 10, 20, 30 and 50 cents.
Reserved seats at box office.
Corner 13th and P. Phone 354
Tbe Doora xvlll Open roxxx J&cr?r on at. 7x45
The theatrical event of the season New York's Great Big
Hit A play with a record.
22? Nts at tfte Fourteenth. Street eater, Nw York
"Another 'Old Homestead.' "New York World. Alice T.
Ives' and Jerome H. Eddy's picturesque
New England play,
The Village Postmaster.
Under the management of Mr. J. Wesley Rosenquest. "New
Yrk has never seen a better drama of rural life." New
York Herald. The- new and big production
direct from New York includes
Late of "Shore Acres," as the postmaster. Prices 25c, 50c,
75c and $1.00.
Friday, . Marelk 30th.
Under the management of Wagenthals & Kemper, in Shak-
The Winters Tale
Thirty-five leople Two cars of scenery.
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