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THB SATURDAY MORNING COURIER
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There !h n pile ilrivir in "A Nutmeg
Match," presented lit the Lansing Satur
day night anil it 1oo1h like a pile driver.
Thoro imi't very much else (f interest in
it, ami while pile drive are all right in
their way, there are attraction) that are
more indent. Tiie pile driver wan mip
lorted ly a company of varying hIiiiiIph
of tlieatrical ability.
"The iHloof Champagne" might better
be called "Seabrooke."
For there in very little left or it after
Seabrooko in taken out.
To be mire there in Home pretty
IhIo of Champagne'' !h awfully funny.
It contains Home new ideas, and abounds
in amusing situations. The production
Ih Htimptuoimly tttaged, and the enter
talnment merited a much warmer to
ception than It received,
Lincoln nttdicnccH are the worst
audienceH in the world. They either tlo
not know a good tiling when they nee It,
or olso are ashamed to make any maul
fcHtlou of their appreciation or plcumitc.
Juliette Cordon, I'rixcilht, a pretty
woman with a beautiful Hoprano voice,
In the second act, wing beautifully, and
the audience wiih probably pleased; but
It remained generally ttutiili, the few
vvidoly-poparatod, feeble, handclaps,
only emphasizing the coldness of the
There wiih a ballet in the last two
iicIh, and these exhibit Iouh wero
characterized by a HprightlinePR not
AAHQHO Wf ' Sroi
-Twonery, effectively designed; Home
p. pretty girls, designed tiie pame way, and
clothed ditto, and there Ik pome attrac
tive music that in not made by Sea
brooke; but the comedian in the hIiow,
and, as wo have become accustomed to
expect broad comedy to dominate light
alwayH found in this class of entertain
ment. The cobweb song was done
Walter Allen Appolliuuriii Frapp?,
thu prime minister, kept far enough be
hind Seabrooko to conform to the stage
tradition of the province of pecond lead,
opera, "Tho IbIo of Champagne" does not 'and tho one or two other male prill-
disappoint tin. cipalH contributed to the whole in an
Seabrooke is Hplcndidly adapted for j unobjectionable manner. MIph Cordon,
tho buffoonery necessary in the llrst load ' who is not featured ho exteimlvcly as
in comic opera.
Humor Iiiib been strangely twipted in
late yearp. Hoforo the art of make-up
had reached itH present state of develop
ment, or rather exaggeration, tun on the
stngo conpipted largely of paying funny
Now it is no longer necessary to say
anything funny. The grcapo pot and
the, property man have como to the
111 via Crox, in a very attractive and
valuable member of the company. She
ip worth more to it than MIph Crox,
whoso lJiantt, is a very jerky creature,
who keeps herself to the front witli
"The Isle of Champagno" is a light,
tuneful operatic comedy, with somo very
charming uirs, and it ought to have
been greeted by a crowded house.
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Pill JL JSm
P"n I iMZmiu raw iv
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day. At the Schiller the attraction Ih
"Lady Windermere's Kan." At the
(IrnmJ lloyt's "A Trip to Clilimtown"
Ih mee'ting with tiie usual lloyt succePH.
At the ilaymarket Kvnns A. Iloey are
presenting "A Parlor Match," and at
the other play houseH there aie plajH of
various sortH, all doing good business.
Nkw Youk, Oct.tW. (Special CnimiKit
Correspondence.- The following are
this week's important attractions In
Now York! Vaudeville at Tony Pastor's;
"A Temperance Town" at the Madison
Square theatre; vaudeville at Proctor's;
Francis Wilson in "Kriulnlo" at the
llroadway; Ilcinrich Opera Co., at the
Garden; "The Prodigal Daughter" at
the American; K. II. Sotheru at the
Lyceum theatre; Tho Kendals at the
Star theatre; "The Younger Son" at the
Empire; "141)2" at Palmer's; "Charley's
Aunt" at the Standard; "The Corn
cracker" at tho Fourteenth Street;
Howard Athenaeum Specialty Co., at
tho Hljou theatre; vaudeville at Kostcr
and Ilial's and tho Imperial Music Hall;
Peter Jackson in "Undo Tom's Cabin"
at the Park; "A Trip to Mara" nt Niblo's
theatre; J, K. F.iniuot at the Clrund
opera house; Sol Smith Russell In
"Peaceful Valley" at Daly's: "Tho
Woolen Stocking" at llarrigan's; and
opera and vaudeville at Keith's Union
Theatrically, next week will be more
than lively. Manager Church, of the
Lansing, has an attraction for every
night, and his offoiings take in a wide
range. The attendance at the theatre
has increased of late, and the companies
report larger audiences in Lincoln than
in most cities of double its size,
Charles Frohmnn's amusement enter
prise is probably known hotter through
tho country than that of any other
manager. His road companies embrace
over twenty this hciihoii, of which
Lincoln has been favored witli one
"Jane." The second Frohmnn attrac
tion will be seen at the Lansing theatre
tonight, "The Masked Hull." Frohniun's
"Masked Hall" is a a comedy of comedies
in tho hands of a thoroughly competent
company. Hissou and Cnrro tho leading
playwrights of Franco exhausted their
ingenuity on this play and when it fell
into the hands of Clyde Fitch, tho well
known American dramatist who revised
it to meet tho approbation of American
tastes, ho added another (lower to Ills
wreath of laurels. Title role is assumed
by Charles Coote a very capable actor of
whoiue it said he quite equals his worthy
predecessor. Mr. Cooto is supjiorted by a
thoroughly competent company "Tho
Masked Hall" i n banner attraction and
merits a good house.
The players of Oliver Hymn's
sensational comedy-drama "The Dark
Continent" all wear diamonds. They dig
thorn out of the play every night. Tho
principal scenes are laid u the
wonderful diamond tlelds of South
Africa. Tho mine itself is at Kimberly.
From one of these mines tho gentleman
of tho company extract blazing
kooinoors. Tho heavy villian hypnotizes
tho man who gets the biggest diamond
and takes it from him and sends it to
the advance agent. The whole crowd
set nut to Had the missing stones,
making desperate love to each
m EffiK $toMNENT.
is all accurate reproduction of the Park
Place elevated railway station In Now
York, showing waiting rooms, platforms,
ticket olllces, etc,, while an entlie train
Is seen dashing along the mils at full
Hpeed. In tho back-ground Ih a ncene
familiar to all who have eer been in
dowii town New York, Hhowlng the hhI
olllco llliunirnted, tho New York Time,
Moritina Journal, .S'lin, W'orlil, Star
and Tribune The climax of this act
Ih said to bo as realistic as any ever put
on tiie American stage, a tcrrillo light
ning and thunder storm, which cuds In
torrents of real water.
"ThoCIIrl I Left Hehlnd Me." which
will be presented at the Lansing theatre
Wednesday evening Is a distinctively
American drama in both its conception
and treatment. The Indian question
Ih Its theme, a distinctively native one,
and the authors have uudoi taken to
solve the diUlcull problem of Heating u
frontier drama without its uhiiiiI
accompaniment of sensationalism.
Tho scene is at a military garrison in the
Hlackfoot country, Monthua, ami the
drawing room element thus becomes
stiongly and naturally In evidence.
Tho story deals with tho love affair of
of the daughter of the general in
command of thegarrlson. The hem and
the vllliaus are lieutenants, and both
are In love with her. Tho bravery of
one and cowardice of the other,
llgure prominently in the story, which
moves along simultaneousl.v with an
uprising of tho Indians, the besieging of
the post, the helpless peril or the inmates
and tho lliinl rescue, (leueral Keunison
commanding the depaitmeut, Iiiih a
Tha girl 1 Itft If'tind m.
rescue of tho comedian, and the latter
Ih able to convulse an audience by
simply appearing on tho stage and
twisting his face.
Make up and a proficiency in facial
contortion are the prime requisites. If
you are a comedian and havo these, and
can open up jour voice once in avvhilo,
you can depend upon success.
Seabrooke has these qualifications,
and ho pleased the large audience at the
Lansing theatre Monday night not by
what ho said or did, but by tho way ho
said it, and the manner in which he dis
In the inausolouin scone the comedian
with his Joe Miller jokes gives the audi
ence hysterics, simply by his facial
And when he Hings tho "Song of All
NationH," ho HcoreH hiiccohs quite as
much by his mannerisms as by his
Judged by the modern standard, "Tho
"Tho Old Homestead," which has
been seen in this city several times, wiih
presented at tho Lansing theatre last
night. Tho play still retains its whole
Bomo flavor, and pleases iih of yore.
Chiua(H), Oct. 2!i. -- Special Couitinu
Correspondence.) Henry Irving is still
presenting "Hecket" at the Columbia
opera house. The scone between Mr.
Terriss as Kinii and Miss Kllen T
HoHUiiioiul Ih beyond all praise.
all "Hecket" Ih a most enchanting
and not less a serious study. Hi
not Mr. Irving'H greatest character, but
it is doubtful if any other actor could
equal him in tho part. M.Coquclin and
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daughter, Kate, who Is betrothed to
Lieutenant Parlovv. Previously she hail
a little love affair with another
young lieutenant of the same troop,
Edgar Hawkeworth, and on the eve of
marriage, sho discovers that her heart is
still true to her old love. Still she
resolves to carry out her contract,
and the closing incident or this act is the
gathering of tho troop to wish her
happiness on her marriage. Tho pecond
act ip the opening of the ost barrack
room during a bull. There arc reports of
an Indian uprising, and two lieutenants
luivn linnn Hunt on n Hfmitfttr
nvtimlUintl Tlltu llf.l lillflu U'iHl lit
thrilling climax. The post, few in num
bers, is surrounded by bloodthirsty
savages. At last resistance hecomes
hopeless, and at her own rcfjiicst the
general Ih about to kill bin daughter to
nave her from falling into tho hands of
Havages, when in the distance she hears
tho bugles of tho gallant Twelfth
coming to her relief. The garrison is
saved. The fourth act is devoted to
straightening out the love affair or a
young surgeon and native maiden of the
Northwest, and also the attachment of
Lieutenant Havvkeworth's sister, Lucy,
for Private Jones. Hotribution alights
iion tho villain's head. Justice is
satisfied, peace restored, and "The Girl
I Left llehind me," returnd to her true
Thursday night at the Lansing, Nellie
McIIenry, one of tho breeziest actresses
on the stage, will present the xpulnr
nlav."A Nillit at tho Circus." ThiH is
other on tho road. Tho villian hypnotizes ..rv. r.miil em.ii.iiv viiMi .. u-imltli f
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the prettiest woman and tries to take her,
but somehow or other the love pchoino
does not work wheroupou the lazy and
wicked wretch tricB his satanic powers
on another fellow. During tho stringency
in tho monoy market Manager J. P.
Johnson pays the company off in
diamonds. And. this diamond jeature
will possibly account for tho long and
successful run of the "Dark Continont"
in Knglnnd. "Tho Dark Continent" will
bo at the Lansing theatre Monday night
where diamond souvenirs will bo
distributed to the audience In pleasant
recollection of the play.
The Plunger" which will bo
action. As the circus girl Miss McIIenry
Ih particularly effective. She Ih very
clever, and this play Is admirably suited
for tho exhibition of her special gifts.
Sho is supported this season by a first
class company, and "A Night at the
Circus" will be a strong drawing caul.
Few plas written in recent years
have enjoyed the perennial ficshness
and success that have characterixed
"The Stowaway," which for many sea
sons has invariably played to full houses
overv where. This jiopuliir melodrama
will come to the Lansing theatre Friday
evening, and will bo presented with the
same elaborate care that has always been
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larHepairing done in tho neatest manner.
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i-n i-ii. "ilio I'lllllger WHICH Will he pro; name I'liiiiuiuiutiiiu mm nimiuwiijn in-en
'' "wjduced at the Lansing Tuesday is cor 'kivoii to this play. "The Stowaway" is I -. - - . - -r, . , . OT
AH i I taiuly a very catchy title, and lh:rtrr I stirring attraction, and is one of the t-H I ) I ) II I loAm I
k' I'1")' I Diyit, tho Plunger, as played by Oliver most popular of its class. The company I I VJ1 L- i-snU I
chrl is Uyron, is a verv fetching fellow. Tho that will assist in its production Friday
Widow Clover, in tho hand of Miss
Kate Hjron, is a very fair charmer, and
the entire supporting company is said to
be far above the average. Mr. Hyrou
night is substantially the same as that
which appeared here lint ji-ar. The
same elaborate and striking scener.v will
And on Saturday night that favorite
Mine Hadinc will no to San Francisco
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wneninoy ciose ineir engagemeni nere. bus simic.l neither time, money nor ca e comedian Frank Darlels will make his
"Sinbad," which replaces "AH Halm" is on this scenic production, and the pla ' annual appearance. Frank Daniels has
crowding the Chicago opera house. ,lH it is now s i is the result or nearly !"m!ll..,m V1!'' iirotltable an "Little
II Prillli. 1.1 trilim, .! In .. I (,,,( !,,. . . , i i i .. . Pllck, llllll llO lotH glK)d CllOUgll lllollP.
II. Crane is triuinphan in Hiothei two years' actual work, and thorough This year ho him changed the title to
John. "America is playing to "Htand study relating to even the most minute "Little Puck unto Date," and many
ing room only" twice a day except Sun j detail. Among tho many scenic effects new and clover tilings are promised.
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