The courier. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1894-1903, January 25, 1902, Page 4, Image 4

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who sit in tlie gallery and applaud by
whistling and who make the sound of
kissing when tlie lights are turned low.
It requires no finesse whatever to make
the gallery laugh and whistle. Tlie mob
which occupies the Lincoln gallery
evidently goes to the theatre because
those who sit on the top lloor are al
lowed to yell and to make uncouth
noises which the law forbids them to
make on the stieets. Even in Lincoln
if the univerity students and loafers
behaved on the streets as they do In
the gallery of the opera house they
would be arrested by the long-suffering
police. Hut that is another story
and an old grievance of tlie respectable
against the university and city gamins.
It is surprising American man
agers do not take more plays from the
German and fewer from the French.
The French plays are the degenerate
expression of an erotic, barren people.
The German farce makes one laugh
without blushing. One can look one's
neighbor frankly in the face during a
performance like The Strollers. The
jokes are on the surface. There Is no
arriere pensee. The Teuton is young,
virile, honest. The Teuton and the
American, in spite of prejudice, have
many tastes and impulses in common.
I'nfortunately we have made our
drama from u French model and the
result is the Iloyt farce; a mixture of
French salacity and American awk
wardness and gaucherie.
John Henshaw, the leading man, is a
sparkling actor. He has the light foot
and the elastic body. His songs have
verve and dash and he has more voice
and musical apprehension and culture
than the usual comic opera star, who
requires only legs and the acrobat's
agility. Marie George, of thistledown
lightness, dances, sings and acts a good
second. Through the way of the chorus
to a small speaking part Miss George
has worked her way to the front and
the middle of the stage where she be
longs. May Ten Broeck is attractive
without her violin, but she has not ap
leared here before without it. She also
is a good dancer but she has the nerv
ousness of a musician. Repose in wo
man is almost as admirable as a soft
voice. But a soubrette's life and a
musical temperament is warfare. The
chorus was well trained, of goodly ap
Iearance. The tenors, basses, so
pranos and contraltos were In the right
proportions. The blend was harmo
ilious. Good luck to the Strollers in
their one-night tour of the country.
They add beauty and brightness to the
somewhat barren life in the smallish
towns of the west.
-May Daisy is an unusually gifted
Maud Yes, indeed. Why, she has
more ways of making you feel inferior
than any other girl I know.
I Studio, Room 63
I Brownell Block
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Lessons in Drawing, Painting,
i-yroKrapny, w ooa uarving, im
proved China Kiln, China deco
rated or fired.
Studio open Monday. Tuesday.
Thursday, and Friday afternoons
2 to S o'clock Saturda mornings 9 to 12.
The snow prevented a full attendance
at the meeting of the Woman's club
on Monday, but those who braved the
storm felt amply repaid for the effort.
A business meeting presided over by
Mrs. Ell Plummer preceded the pro
gram. The object of the meeting was
to decide how the election of officers
shall be conducted. A motion that the
names of two persons for each office be
placed in nomination by a committee of
four to be appointed, was carried. Mrs.
A. W. Field, Mrs. W. C. Henry, Mrs.
M. D. Welch and Mrs. A. A. Scott were
appointed and to their duties was ad
ded that of nominating delegates to the
meeting of the general federation.
Nominations for delegates to the state
federation will be made from the floor.
The program was in charge of the his
tory department. Miss Brackett leader.
Miss Helena Bedford sang very accept
ably, "He is a Prince," by Frank
Lyons, and "Allah, Allah," by Chad
wick, after which Professor E. A. Boss
President of the Woman's Club of
gave a comprehensive address on "The
Meaning of the Modern Colonial Move
ment." The principal reasons given
were that the great nations need out
lets for their surplus goods, surplus
capital, and- in some of the countries,
notably Germany, surplus population.
Other reasons were the need of coaling
stations, of strategic naval positions
caused by the growth of the steam
navy, also to protect property, giving
this last as one of the chief reasons
for the Boer war. English capital had
been sent to Africa to develop the
mines and the English government con
sidered that it would be better pro
tected by having their own govern
ment there. By developing new coun
tries, articles grown In them or manu
factured from the products of those
countries will make cheaper similar ar
ticles in use in the older countries in
this connection. Mr. Boss mentioned
the mahogany of South America and
the woods in the Philippines. The ad
dress was full of interest.
The Dr. Bailey Sanatorium.
Thoroughly equipped and beautifully furnished every elcctriccurrent useful in treat
ment of sick ideal Turkish, Russian, and Medicated Baths only non-contagious
chronic diseases received. This institution is not a hotel, not a hotpital, but a home.
The following taken from the Inte
rior is not exactly club news, but it
will interest club women who are also
Interested in the success of the
With the beginning of the year the
Chicago Theological Seminary (Congre
gational) inaugurated its school of sa
cred music, which alms to give young
ministers a practical knowledge of
hymnology and church tunes. The de
sign is to present study and practice in
such a way that the minister shall not
come to his place wholly Ignorant of
sacred song or its expression. "Car
penter Chapel" has been remodeled,
and in fact rebuilt, making it one of
the most convenient, attractive and ar
tistic rooms in the city. Friends of the
seminary have supplied a new organ,
suitable to the size of the hall, and a
fine grand piano. Some of the best mu
sicial talent in Chicago has been en
gaged for a series of organ recitals,
while . lectures upon church hymns
church music and public worship will
be given throughout the seminary year.
The students will be drilled in the
rendering of hymn tunes, not difficult
anthems. Private lessons in singing
and in the use of the organ will be
given those who seem best fitted for
such work. Six instructors and as
many lecturers guarantee that thor
ough work will be done, and that grad
uates of the seminary, if at all suscep
tible to musical instruction, as most
young people are, will be able to make
the service of song in their various
churches contribute to the usefulness
of the church, and not, as is too often
the case, permit It to detract from It.
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The music study department of the
Woman's club met Wednesday after
noon. Bichard Wagner was the sub
ject of the program. Miss Julia Has
kell talked delightfully of this famous
composer. The musical numbers were:
Piano Solo Pilgrim's Chorus from
"Tannhauser" (Wagner) Miss Clara
Operas "The Flying Dutchman," and
"Tannhauser," Mrs. Anna Ashworth.
Piano Solo "O, Thou Sublime, Sweet
Evening Star," Wagner-Liszt, Miss
Lulu Walker.
"Lohengrin,"Mrs. J. M. Lucas.
Piano Solo Elsa's Dream and Elsa's
Bridal Procession into Church, Wagner-Liszt,
Miss Martha Blnford.
"The Melsterslngers," Mrs. J. M. Lu
cas. Contralto Solo "Traume," Wagner,
Miss Lotta Talcott.
"The Nleblung's Bing." Mrs. Wil
liams. Piano Solo "Magic Fire Scene,"
Wagner-Brassin, Miss Flora Maine.
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The Century club held an open meet
ing Tuesday afternoon at the home of
Mrs. M. H. Garten. The members of
the Aldine club, and former members
of the Century were guests. About
fifty ladies were present. Mrs.E. Lewis
Baker sang "Greeting," by Hawiey,
and "Absence," by Alllttsen. Chancel
lor Andrews read a very Interesting
paper on "Where Cross and Crescent
Meet." He spoke of the political and
moral condition of Egypt, and of the
effect the presence of the English Is
having, and compared the Mohammedan
and Christian religions. After the pro
gram light refreshments were served.
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Sorosis met Tuesday afternoon with
Mrs. T. M. Hodgman. Mrs. Georgia
Bell led In a discussion of Anarchy.
Mrs. Bell's talk aroused great Interest
and many questions were asked her.
The outline used was:
Anarchy Bise of the International
Councils of 65-75.
Division Into Socialists, Anarchists,
Anarchjsts Philosophical, Bevolu
tionary. Bevolutlcnary Nihilists, Armed Bev-olutlonists.
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until your room rings like a
boiler factory.
PHEW ! Now hot, now cold,
with frequent emissions of
loyely (?) fumes from the
Get a Gas Heater
they're the thing.
You can light them without
getting out of bed.
They'll take the chill off the
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