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THE &ATXJVTA.HT MORi-VIilVGfc OOXJRIEB-.
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Couuir.it CorrosiMmdoneo.1- Of
In production there 1h absolutely noth
ing; the niotroHiliH Iiiib novur been duller
Hum it 1b now and In my long experience
I have never Been dear old Broadway im
empty. Even (ho lieer biiIooiib near the
Ulnlto arc deserted, and iih it only takes
5 ccntfl to Rtrut in them and talk about
tho great BiiccesseB of paid seasons, It
may bo imagined In what financial cm
burriissmcnt 1h the big army ot phiyors.
Preparation for next Benson Ih being
pushed forward, but in a languid man
ncr, and from all hIiIoh eomu tho doleful
whispere of diBiiBterB that will uvor-
whelm the next season. Tho reapon
given why bo many companies begin
early is that tho malingers arc broke and
must go out quick or not at all. If thin
bo true, many will return before tho
Tho Btreetfl about this time are, how
ever, ulways tilled with cioakcrB, and
nono of them give an intelligent answer
as to tho ciuibu of tho expected distress.
All tho New York tradea-peoplo aro
grumbling about a ncarcity of, money,
and tho actor-man follows suit, and yet
it docs not at all follow that becauso tho
llrfit sutTerfl in trade tho latter should
play to empty benches. Other llnnncial
depressions have shown that tho theatres
do well enough oven in tho hardest of
hurd times, and that tho peopio will
nuniBO themselves oven if pressed in
Another subject which has agitated tho
tnld-Bummorsilenceof things theatrical,
nndscnt an ominous ripplo over tho other
wlso deadly dull surface is tho leasing
of tho Manhattan opera house toKoster
and Dial, who will turn it into a music
hall a la Empire in London. There aro
many of tho opinion that this move will
hurt tho regular theatres as much as
tho music halls injured tho theatres in
London, but others hold that New York
is big enough and old enough for that
sort ot thing to succeed. Americans,
though democratic, aro yet patricians
in this, that they will scarcely bring
their wives and daughters to a placo ot
amusement whero it is uncertain if tho
occupant of tho next scats aro street
Tho London Empire is spoken of as a
hugo house of assignation, whero tho
soiled doves ot tho smoky city and those
horriblo dudes, that sometimes drift to
this side ot tho Atlantic, meet, stare
at each other in tho usual inane British
manner and then drift oir, more or less
"loaded" to their nests. New York is
certainly not old enough to stand this,
but it is getting along very rapidly,
and perhaps, may bo educated by and
Kostcr and Dial will undoubtedly
.givo u very attractive show and if tho
place can be made into something free
an easy that will attract tho great army
of men and women about town, the
placo will bo a great success.
Tho Empiro in London declares enor
mous dividends as high as 50 per cent.
it is said, but then it must bo remembered
that tho variety element is strictly kopt
out of tho regular theatre in tho British
metropolis, whilo on this sido wo have
tho farco comedy, whech is nothing
moro thun variety shows, everywhere
A notablo featuro ot tho now jiieces
introduced by Mr. Qeorgo Thatcher
during tho last few years has been tho
gradual change from tho now style of.
ministrclsy to a fresh and moro
nonular tlun of entertainment. His last
and most successful effort in this line,
"Tuxedo" retained very few of tho
features of tho regular minstrel porfor
inaneo; indeed, tho black faco turns
wore only introduced as incidental to
tho whole. Encouraged no doubt by
tho excellent reception at once accorded
"Tuxedo" and its continued bucccbb
wherever produced Mr. Thatcher has
this year placed before tho public a now
extravaganza entitled "Africa." This
play received its first production in
Lincoln at tho Lansing on Monday
evening and apparently received tho
approbation of tho largo audience. Mr.
Thatcher's dry humor received its full
meed of applause and both Mr. Harlan
uml Mr. Coleman were recalled several
times. Mr. Harlan as "a professional
necessity" did a very good piece of work
and his topical songs were charmingly
refreshing in their novelty. Mr. Colo
' man was as usual stolidly comical and
enacted tho part of tho venturesome
dude, to perfection. His dancing cer
tainly is most original. Tho plot of tho
play, if plot it may bo called, is only a
frame work of tho whole and serves to
introduco some lino scenery, very good
tumbling and several variety features of
more or less merit. Mr. Thatcher has a
number of his "Tuxedo" people in tho
new company including Ruymon Moore,
Jose and others. Tho singing of tho
celebrated quartette was good, as usual,
and Joso received a recall on his ren
dition of "After tho Bull."
"Tho Soudan." which will bo seon at
tho Lansing August 21, does not differ
in its essentia! structure from the
familiar type of English melodrama upon
which Messrs. Petit and Harris have
played so many variations. There is tho
sumo gallant but too confiding hero; the
same prosecuted heroine and her child;
tho Biuno iKillBhed villain and less
polished accessory villains; tho same
comlu Invent and all tho other well
known dramatlB personm. But why
should a dramatist be at the pains to in
vent now characters when the old ones
servo so well; when he can uso them as
Is ijono here, amid fresh and interesting
scones, and when ho can havo tho char
acters as well as tho scenes presented
with the completeness and dignity that
Mr. Tompkins him given to this iib to so
many other admirable productions?
Each of these melodramas has a central
sceno or seriefl of scenes that distin
guishes it from the others and to which
tho personal drama is practically subor
dinate. In "The Soudan these scone
aro military- ino nivouac oi jiniisii
troops in Africa, tho capturo of a town
from the Arabs, tho meeting of tho hero
and tho villlan and hero on the desert,
and the return of tho regiment to London.
All of these scenesaro highly picturesque
and handled with uncommon skill. The
capturo of the town is one of tho few
really successful battle scenes that have
been put on the stage, md the home
coming in Trafalgar square is a wonder
ful picture of London life and as stirring
as anything of tho kind wo have had.
But all or the scenic effects aro thor
oughly good, the many quick changes
being made with excellent elToot, and
tho whole presentation of tho play is
most careful and artistic.
Charles Alfred Byrne and Louis Har
rison seem to monopolize tho comic
opera Hold. Next season they will have
on tho road tho "Tholsleof Campugno,"
"Venus," composed by Gus Kerker,
which E. E. Rico will takoout, "Princess
Nicotine," comjioBed by W. W. Kurst,
which J. E. Heushaw will produce, and
tho "Land of Gold" which will bo pro
duced by T. Henry French at the Now
York American theatre immediately
after tho present success has had its
run. Besides this Mr. Byrne lias the
opera ho wrote for 1'attl, for wliicli
Signor Picci furnished the music. It is
called "Gabrielle," und Putti is charmed
Miss Catherine Clemiuoiis, wlioso star
ring tour begins in Washington on
September 19, at Albaugh'soperu house,
is making most extensive preparations
for tho production, which will cost in
the neighborhood of glfi.OW). She will
lie seen inn romantic playot the Fifteenth
century and it is entitled "A Lady of
Venlco." Tho titlo of the play ulono
suggestB opportunities for picturesque
settings and dressing. A company ot
actoisof exceptional strength and well
known to tho theutrogoing public will
begin rehearsals within tho next two
weeks under the able direction ot Mniis.
An ancient insurance agent visited the
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Chicago opera house tho other day,
where "All Balm" is doing so well that
"Slnbad's" revival has been postjioned
again, and tried to sell a Hilicy. He
faded and then he fell down those dark
stairs leading from Dave Henderson's
office and broke his leg. He gets Mil a
week while lie Is laid up and now every
one in "All Baba" has u policy. Mote
over, George Bowles sajs that tho
chorus men are all practicing on those
stairs thinking to better their Incomes.
THE BLARNEY STONE.
Tim Ollhl of III. I'iuiioH" Stunt" lliitrn
' HiK'k Ovrr 100 Vein Arm,
Blarney is tho name of a village four
miles from Cork, Ireland. Close by Is a
cnstlo of the same uamo, which was
built by Cormick McCarthy in lilt).
The castle stands on the north side of a
precipitous ridge of rock rising from a
deep valley below. Ot the original
fortress there remains only a large
square tower with a parapet. On Its
summit is tho famous stone, which is
said to confer on the poison who kisses
it tlie power to gain by Mattery nn thing
which lie wishes. The actual Blarney
stone is said to be not the one which is
usually kissed by visitors, but one which
forms part of the wall several feet
further down, and which can only be
kissed by some one who Is held over the
IVIUV-V.- O AI-,15
The jtopuhir lnuiiy Shakespearean actress.
parapet by his lieels. Of courso tho
tnio Blarney stone is not at the world's
fair. There is shown there only an
imitation model ot the castle, on which
there is indicated tho triangular shapo
of tho frue Blarney stono. Tho origin
of tho Blarney stone legend is said to bo
as follows: The head of tho house of
McCarthy held tho castle ot Blarney
against tho English in l'X)2, and after
considerable lighting lie concluded an
armistice with the English general,
Lord Carow, on condition of Biiriendor
ing tho fort to tho English troops. Day
after (jay, it is said, his lordship expected
that tho terms would be fulfilled, but
nothing could bo got out of McCarthy
but soft speeches and piomiscs, until ho ,
became the laughing stock ot the whole i
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Denver, one way $ 10.75
Denver, round trip 20.00
Pueblo, Colorado Springs and Cheyenne
tho snino rate.
Chicago, ono way 9.15
Chicago, round trip 10.10
St. Louis, ono way 10.05
I St. Iiouis, round trip 18.10
Full information cheerfully given at
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Tlu Woiltl'n 1'nlr.
It is not necessary to be an athlete In
order to see the world's fair to advan
tage. All these tilings an elevated electrlu
railroad, a moving sidewalk, several
hundred wheel chillis, a score of gondo
las and half a hundred electrlu launches
- havo been provided for tho purHso of
enabling visltois to get around tho
grounds without unduly exerting them
selves. And there aro hundreds of pleas,
ant places on the grounds where you can
rest just as long as you please. The
great fair is for all sorts of people; the
needs of both the weak and tho strong
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and when it h entirely closed deafness,
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August 7, good to return leaving Clit
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Tickets not good In Bleeping cars,
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For further information, apply to
Bunnell at B it M doot or .leuier
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A lino line of canned soups, .) cents
per ciin. Miller & Gilford, urocors.
Hawou-tii, England, .Inly 27. Wo loft
tho city of York, bound for Huworth, n
dlstnnco of over BO miles, early on n
bright July morning and reached Harro
gate soon after noon. Btopplng for din
ner and an hour's refit. I quizzed the ge
nial landlord about tho remainder of our
Journey, "Is t Huworth yo want to get
to? 'TIs a good thutty mile from 'ere, Is
Haworlh, but ye'll soon make it on thorn
wheels. Go on yon road straight away
over tho moors. 'TIs a bit lonesome, li't,
all tho way. Them's 'ills, too, but for
every oop there's it down, nil 'tis your
quickest way to Haworth."
J'o. rested and refreshed, wo oiled otu
"silent steeds," waved a friendly adlei
to tho "muster and misses" and the re
tmiliider of tho household, who had gath
ered to see us olT, and were on our wa
to cross the Yorkshire moors, of which
wo had rend so much and knew so little.
Tho road was fairly good, the sun shone
brightly, and tho air was soft mid cool,
This combination could not fall, as ev
ery cyclist will understand, to ke.qi us
in good spirits in wo spun swiftly ithng.
Gradually tho way became more mid
more lonely. Hills and mountains
stretched away as far as tho eye could
reach not wooded HUo our own, but
baro and desolate and rock crowned.
Wo pushed on mid on, rounding every
curve in the vain hope that something
bettor would meet our eyes, but only
moro cliffs and hills, more mountains
and valleys, confronted us.
Filially wo como in sight of a desortod
llttlo hut. It wus directly opposite
ns on tho cliff across the valley. To
reach it wo must clamber down the hill
on which tho road rati, cross tho wide
Intervening valley and climb the steep
taountainsldo to this forlorn looking rof-
ago in a lonely spot.
For a moment we aro undecided an to
which wo prefer, a complete drenching
or sholtor from it in that desolate house.
Tho deiigo black clouds which now
covered tho sky, tho muttering thun
der and tho vivid lightning decided us,
and ns a few drops of rain splash in our
faces wo climb and slide down the hill
side, through the valley and up to the
llttlo hut on tho opposito sido. It wus a
Til- HUT ON THE MOOR.
mail two roomed uflalr, minus doors
and windows, and everything about It
testified to tho fuct that it had long since
been left to timo's destroying fingers.
Tho sound of our shoes on the stone floor
L echoed noil lly, mid a startled bird, which
like ourst'lvcs had sought shelter from
tho storm, fluttered across tho room and
out into tho gathering gloom. Suddenly
the storm broke anil swept in all its
fury down the mountainside. Tho wind
howled und shrieked as only a strong
wind could over thoso wild, bleak moors.
The almost continual Hashes of light
ulug which Bhowed us the ruin washed,
windswept mountainsides, the rever
berating thunder peulB, fascinated us,
though wo gladly crept into tho shelter
of each other's arms as wo crouched in
ono corner of tho lonoly placo and specu
lated vaguely as to. how the dear "old
folks at homo" would regard our situa
tion. The violence of the storm was soon
pent, but tiie rain continued to full,
with no prospect of immediate cessation,
and .the sky remained dark and lower
ing. As tho time dragged slowly on the
idea that wo wore stranded for the night
in that desolate 'spot, miles away from
civilized habitations, was forced upon
as. Wo discussed the situation in low
tones. Even if the rain ceased at onco,
wo had been so long detained that, with
tho muddy roads and steep ascents, it
would bo impossible to get over tho re
maining part of the woods before dark
ness fell. Here was at least a roof ovor
our heads, and here we decided to stay
after vaiuly anathematizing tho treach
erous English weather, tho landlord,
who had advised us to tuke tills roud
over tho moors, and our own careless
ness in not studying up our route more
thoroughly. Tho ruiu fell witli aggra
vating steadiness, and night caino on
apace, and wo "two lasses," frightened,
cold and hungry, and thoroughly misera
ble withal, wo sat out the dreary night.
Short though theso English nights are
that oue seemed ages long us the mo
ments passed on leaden wings. With
tho exception of tho wind, which whls
tied and shrieked all night loug.no sound
disturbed us, though our eyes and ears
wero strained in momentary oxK-ctatiou
ot au "awful something" swooping down
upon us in tho darkness. Shortly after il
o'clock Old Sol's Hrst rays stretched over
tho hills, revealing n scene of grandeur
and beauty which wo lind never wit
nessed before, and which will remain in
delibly engraved on our moniory.
Wo waited for a brief jicriod to allow
the muddy roads to dry a llttlo. Then
witli lightened hearts wo pushed tho
wheels up to tho highway again und
wore soon on our way. It was hard rid
ing, but wo reached tho end ero long
and enmo into tho inhabited country
onco moro. Wo astonished tho good eo
plo of tho Devonshire Arms at Bolton
bridge by tho bountiful breakfast wo uto,
and they hovered about us with many
admiring exclamations over our ability
in cycling und assured us that not a
rider in nil Yorkshire could get over tho
moors in such good time, tho whilo wo
discreetly lidd our tongues.
Cauiiik L. Uopsdos.
Tencher I'm glad to sou you take "so
much tuterett in clu-mWtry,
Bright Boy Ves'm, Won I grow tip, I
want to have it big candy Htore und ample
I nip factory. Good New.
un.v 7 A H--
Will CURE you
A Bright Lad,
Tea yean of sue, tun w liiiilccltni'i to Rho liti
imino in Din iiiiblln, iimkoi till- ittillitaliil,
cutiltiti'iitlat HliKcnivat tu im
of t'iihmiitlnii. Th,, itiiciui- nhM Uml ,
Jim, wonlil KiMia illt. uml nil unr ni'ljriiliori
Hamuli' Unit in en If I tllil nut illo, I unnlil
iipvijr lm iiiils to milk, Ihtiiiiko win
wi'ijlt mill inniy. A iillimln furtncil mill
Iiioki; iimier my mm. I hurt my niiuuriimt
It iMilit'ii'il nnM Hirew mil pliTfi nr limit'.
If I hint iiijNi'lf mi im to tnimk tlio nkln, It
wiii rum In lii'i'miie ii running hum. IhhI
til Inks loll el iiii'illclnit, lint nntlilnit liui
ilmiti ins jn lmii'li kikmI m Ayrr'n HiirmiM-
r.11!1' .I' l!!1 M,l",n me null mnl strong.''-.
T. I). M., Nou'utm, Kuni.
Ouros othors, will euro you
Dr. T. O'Connor,
(HnccvMor to Dr. Clinrln SunrlM.)
GORES CANCERS, TUMORS,
WVni anil KMiilnn without th u ot Kul(,
llllca ISM O Htrwit Owiin tijock.
CklcacOf Rock UUni &-Pac.fio R.
Dest Dining Car Service In tho World,
TO THE WORLD'S FAIR
' TAKt THE ,
GREAT ROCK ISLAND ROUTE
FROM THE 'WEST.
Ummbr, this Lisa has a Besot for all
tralaa at BafUwoodi (mbarBorOaleaf o),
olosato tho World' Wlr fttti.
TAKE THE ROCK ISLAND.
.NO. SEIWIAN, 8. T. AND P. A. CHICISO. ILL
ON THE GREST1F THE AUEGHANIES.
(Main Lltiul. A O. It. It.)
SEASON OPIiNS"7uNE 15, 1893.
Rates, $00, sjiin and ?90 n month, ac
o.irdinp to loci.'W,. Address
QEOKQH ), SHIELDS, Manngor,
Cumberland, m.U up to Juno 10; aftor
that date, eithvt' Oeer l'ark or Ouklaud,
i CJurrott county, Aid.
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THREE MINUTE TALKS '"'Vii!
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rf fruit rulsliitf uro t forth In detail inIimi (acts
roliitlvo to .h(Hp, cnttla ami gojiortil f.riuliw.
No ;olher country kvoi' uch a ilv.lmbls
ctlmato all th rear amuml. Wrlto to E, L.
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