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About The courier. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1894-1903 | View Entire Issue (April 5, 1902)
. . Performance
The Mother Goose carnival presented
on Monday evening: at the Oliver for
the benefit of St. Theresa's pro-cathedral
was attended by a large audience.
The stage effects were brilliant and the
singing, dancing and acting remark
able for grace and effectiveness. The
performance was marred somewhat by
the length of the program. This, how
ever. Is Impossible to avoid in amateur
performances, where strict discipline
is impossible, and the manager's chief
task is to please the company Hrst
There Is another reason why members
of a committee In charge of an ama
teur performance permit a long pro
gram. The reason is to the credit of
their consciences If not their Judgment.
It is supposed that if one amateur
dancer or fairy or oaf is seized with
stage fright and refuses his part,
there are so many more who will pos
sess the aplomb necessary for the oc
casion that the audience will be sat
isfied. The amount of unselfish, enthusias
tic work necessary to prepare a hun
dred stars to take leading parts in a
performance which lasts three hours
can not be estimated. Yet the beauty
and daintiness of the costumes and the
exquisite stage settings were most im
pressive. Mothers sat up late nights
to make those frocks. The pretty
groupings of color in ballet skirts were
successfully and arduously planned and
for the first two hours, until the audi
ence was cloyed with gauze, flowers,
and fairy lights In pink globes, the ef
fect was fascinating. But there were
so many first ladies no local critic is
brave enough to say whose perform
ance was most pleasing.
The curtain raiser, "His Angel Feet,"
was a very well conceived one-act
play. Mrs. McDonald took the leading
part, assisted by Mr. "W. E. Hub
bard. Mrs. McDonald has a piquant, very
feminine, temperament which is most
effective on the stage.' She has the
aplomb and the comprehending eye
for effect that cannot be inculcated
but, on the contrary, is a natal gift.
Her costumes were chic and becoming.
Mr. Hubbard was quite at his ease and
made a favorable impression.' The
boudoir, in which the -scene was played
was set under Airs. McDonald's direc
tion and elicited applause for itself.
Not until the amateur has tried and
failed to do what Mrs. McDonald does
so easily do the difficulties Involved
'appear. The little play was Interest
ing from beginning to end. The climax
was well prepared and adequately
acted. It was a scene between a hus
band and wife who had drifted apart
for no especial reason except the divid
ing tendencies of fashionable life.
They are on the precipice of divorce
-and they are reconciled by the sight
of the little shoes of their dead baby.
All the best-known Mother Goose
rhymes were Illustrated by pretty
children in elaborately quaint cos
tumes. The effect was picturesque
and quaint, as of the pictures all little
children dream they see. Mother
Goose with a real goose. Red Riding
Hood's wolf, the Knave of Hearts, Lit
tle Miss Muffet, Fuss In Boots, Little
Jack Horner, all these and many more
heroes and heroines of Infancy fantas
tically clothed came In a procession
upon the stage and performed their
parts with remarkable precision and
Reverend Father Reade has set an
example of Incessant activity and self
denying work. Such exhibitions as
this one. involving an Immeasurable
amount of work, are the direct results
of his Inspiration and activity. He
has made In the three or four years of
his stay in Lincoln a city-full of
friends whose number Is not bounded
by denominational lines.
Little Charlie Grandma, do your
glasses make things look bigger?
Grandma Yes, dearie. Why?
Charlie Oh. I only thought If they
did Td like you to take 'em off while
you are cutting cake. New York Post.
P CLUB NOTES
THE WEEK'S REVIEW
The Candle Light club met Monday
night at the Lincoln. Mr. G. L. Laws
lead in a discussion of the license ques
tion. The regular meeting of the Matinee
Musicale will be held Monday after
noon at Walsh hall. After the pro
gram the annual election of officers
Sorosls met Tuesday afternoon with
Mrs. J. E. Miller. Miss Haskell was
the leader, her subject, "Civil Service
Reform." The following outline was
used: Spoils System Origin and
Growth. Merit System Theory and
Application. Woman's Movement In
Aid of Merit SystemOpportunity
The Hall in the Grove met last Fri
day with Mrs. Sabin. Mrs. G. A. Love
land read a paper on "The Argentine
Republic," Mrs. Isaac Johnson talked
of "Romance In American History,"
Mrs. Farnham Smith led In a discus
sion, the subject of which was- "We
and Our Grandmothers." The circle
will meet next Friday with Miss Green.
The art department of the Woman's
ciub gave a reception to the newly
elected officers of the club Monday af
ternoon at the home of Mrs. Ell Plum
mer. The spacious residence was beau
tifully decorated for the occasion. In
the drawing room Resurrection lilies In
pots were massed at the base of the
mantel, and bouquets of white tulips
were in the room. , The sitting room
was adorned with pink tulips. The
dining room was In red. The polished
table was crossed near either end by
scarfs of Battenburg lace lined with
red satin. A large oblong centre piece
of flaming red tulips was outlined by a
rope of smilax. The room was bril
liantly illumined by red candles in brass
sticks. On the table, resting on Bat
tenburg mats were two seven branched
candle sticks, and -many curious single
sticks, and on the buffet were many
other single ones and two brass can
delabra, in all of which red tapers
burned. Miss Hayden, leader of the
art department, presided at the table
and was assisted in serving by Misses
Hartley, Lippincott, Mulr, and Rogers.
Mrs. W. C. Phillips and Mrs. W. E.
Barkley, jr., were -at the dining room
doors. Little Dorothy Phillips In an
evening gown admitted the guests and
Mrs. Plummer presented them to the
receiving line, which consisted of Mrs.
H. M. Bushnell, the retiring president;
Mrs. F. M. Hall, the incoming presi
dent; Mrs. F. N. Gibson, vice presi
dent; Miss Jeannette Green, recording
secretary; Mrs. J. F. Stevens, corres
ponding secretary; Mrs. George
Schwake, treasurer. -Mesdames W. H."
Bagnall, W. M. Wldener and J. W.
Johnson did the honors in the drawing
room. Mrs. Frampton entertained the
guests with zither solos. About two
hundred ladies were present.
The Century club met Monday after
noon with Mrs. J. E. Hayes. Mrs. A. L.
Candy read an interestering paper on
"Recent Excavations in Egypt" Mrs.
A. P. Metcalf talked on the Chinese
question. Mrs. Candy, the retiring
president, thanked the ladles for their
Interest and support during her ad
ministration and introduced the new
officers, who are Mrs. A. E. Davisson,
president; Mrs. George Haskell, vice
president; Mrs. E. Lewis Baker, sec
retary and treasurer. This was the last
meeting of the year except a kensing
ton which, through the courtesy of Mrs.
Savage, will be given at the executive
mansion in two weeks. The program
committee consisting of Mrs. M. H.
Garten, Mrs. R. T. Van Brunt and Mrs.
E. Lewis Baker, distributed the year
books for 1902-1903. The general sub
ject for the year will be "Little Jour
neys in America, and English Writers
of the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Cen
turies." The first meeting will occur
September 16, when there will be an
address by the president, vacation
memories by the club, and a paper on
"Our Place Among the Nations." Sep
tember 30 the subject will" be "At the
Golden Gate." "Addison and the Age
of Prose and Reason." October 14, "The
Blue Grass Region." "Shelley and His
Contemporaries." General discussion,
"Influence of the Newspaper as an Ed
ucator." October 28, "The Louisiana
Territory." "Three English Poets,
Wadsworth, Coleridge. Southey." "The
Bronte Sisters." November 11,. "With
Irving In the Kattskills." "Victoria's
Laureates, Tennyson and Austin."
November 25, "In the Ice-Bound
North." "Our Western Writers." "The
-National Parks." December 9, "Flor
ida." "Writers of the South." '.'The
Effect of the Civil War Upon the
South." January 6, "New Mexjco."
"Literary Works of Dickens and Their
Influence." January 20, "Open Meet
ing." February 3, "American Music
and Drama." "Thackeray A Charac
ter Sketch." Discussion on "American
Art" February 17, "Nova Scotia."
"George Eliott and Her Writing3."
March 3, "The Great Lakes." "The
Brownings." March 17, "Way Down
East" "Humor of American and Eng
lish Literature." Sketch "The Colon
ials, a Tale of Old Boston, the Tea
Party, the Siege." March 31, "Wash
ington, the Capital City Its Part in
the HislS&-ot the Nation." "English
Writers of the Present Day." April 14,
"Our New Possessions." America's Fu
ture In Letters, Arts, Industries,
Because she was forced to give up
her stateroom .aboard the Kron Prlnz
Wilhelm to accommodate Prince
Henry, Miss Alice Lorraine, a well
known soprano soloist is bringing suit
against the North German Lloyd
steamboat company. Miss Lorraine
declares in her complaint that she con
siders herself as good as any prince
and classes the company's action as
An astonishing sentence of ten years'
penal servitude was inflicted on a thirteen-year-old
boy in England lately.
He was convicted of pushing a smaller
boy Into a reservoir where he was
ai-uivned alter robbing him of a watch
that he wanted. The judge regretted
that he was -not a year older so that
he might have been sentenced to death
for murder. In England, however, the
case has provoked a discussion as to
whether there is no better way of
treating child criminals. New York
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