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THE A.TIJLtVY MOEtNISJQ COURIER
NEW LANSING THEATRE
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ROmEO P JULIET
AND THE HIT OF
A DUEL OF HEARTS.
Clcmlo IVow Opon.
Monday. Maida Cragon Bnd Frederick
Paulding in "Romeo and Jullot" at
tho Lansing theatre
Tuksday. Maida Cragon and Frederick
Paulding In "A Duel of Hearts" at
tho Lansing theatre. .
Thuiwday; "Whlto Squadron" at tho
FKiiiAY.-Hallon & Hart In "Tho Idea"
at tho Lansing theatre.
Saturday. Prlmroso & West'B mln
' strels at tho Lansing theatre.
Io-Nioht. "A Captain In Petticoats"
by tho Holden Comedy company at
the Lansing theatre.
Q CAREFUL estimato places tho
aggregate amount ot money that
changed hands, in tho thirty
seven dramas enacted last evening in
this city Bnd Brooklyn, at 11,3700)0,
says tho Now York San. In tho affairs
of Stageland monoy plays aB Important'
a part bb it does in real life, and whoro
is there a theatregoer who has not com
mentod upon tho reckless manner In
which mummers throw about tho wealth
which tho property man has boBtowod
upon them? The mortgage on tho old
homestead is paid in stago money, in ox
tromocasoB with a check, by llauker
FayerAl'ealher. tho local millionaire,
with as much ease and nonchalance bb
it he were buying a glass ot root beer in
tho village drusr store. In anothor
sceno wo boo the samo financier Boated
by the practicable fireplace in his li
brary, with his head bowed upon his
hand and his attitude ono of grief and
despair. Ho has just learned that thoro
remains In tho bank to his credit but
f.'22,000, and that unless he can raise
nearly double that Bum before morning
he will be ruined. In this awful emer
gency he succeeds in borrowing tho
urn from precisely the last man in the
world who would be apt to help him,
jBamely, the wealthy suitor of the bank
er's niece, Agnet Chichester, This samo
wealthy suitor, Harold Whtateake by
name, makes a great record through tho
whole play by his prodigal generosity
toward maid servants in impossible caps
and gowns, tattered vagrants, poor re
Istloss and other characters to whom in
real life very little would be given. Tho
liberality 'of stage villains has also boon
tUs subject for admiring comment for
uwy years past. A stago villain will,
la order to gain his own ends, deal in
the, most generous manner with the hos
tler who poisons his rival's horse, tho
IS miU mcnt
servant who curries a moRsago for him,
and anyono olso who will servo his pur
pose. This alwayB makes u deep im
pression on tho audience, despite tho
fact that tho villains ot real lifo aro apt
to bo particularly mean and thrifty,
oven when ongaged in carrying nut their
schemes ot wichedncss.
Tho Btugo monoy of an earllor day wus
always "a purse of gold," which was tho
recognised price ot everything, from a
king's ransom to a cabman's fare. This
purse, which still survives in romantic
drama, is a popular form ot legal tendor
among actors, because It is an easy
thing to toss, and becauso tho gold
which it contains clinks merrily when it
falls to tho ground. But tho stago mon
oy is in bills, and fully half of tho plays
now on tho boards would bo incomplete
without a display of this fictitious
wealth. Tho stage hero usually carries
his money in his vest pocket, extracts it
from his hiding place with his thumb
and forolingor, and tosses it heedlessly
away. Ho doen't look ui tho denomina
tions of tho bills that ho parts with nor
ask for change. In view ot tho imiort
unco which stage monoy plays in mod
em ontortainmentB, It is interesting to
toll that it ,is very strongly mado ot
greon paper, backed with tough muslin,
and that it costs so little that it is im
possible to inducp rustics to coino into
town from Schohario'and buy it. Dur
ing tho present hard times monoy has
been moro plentiful in stagoland than
over before, and it has been subjected to
so much wear and tear that it is pro
posed by a theatrical printer to mako a
now isauo of bills backed with asbestos.
A tow weeks ago Maida Cragon and
Frederick Paulding played a two night's
engagement at tho Lansing presenting
"A Duel of Hearts,'' and a double bill
"Tho Sotting ot tho Sun" and "Tho
Countess Dowager." In both bills tho
talented young actress and actor, sup
ported By a good company, gavo excel
lent renditions, and were very cordially
rocelvod'fcyVw) audlonpe. Tho perform
ances welt Hi entirely satisfactory that
there was a genuine demand for a return
engagement, and after Bomo negotiation
Manager Church has finally secured
this company for next Monday and
Tuesday. "Romeo and Juliet" will bo pre
sented Monday and "A Duel ot Hearts"
Tuesday. Miss Cragen and Mr. Pauld
ing have both had tho udvantugo ot
thorough training in tho legitimate, und
all who saw them on tholr recent ap
pearance in this city will testify to their
artistic capabilities. They have tho ar
tistic impulse and thoy aro painstaking
and careful In all their interpretations
Announcements ot coming attractions in
this department of Tiik Coukikk are
vniiiuiinw atnui u m-i
Mffl UIXUKl & IliKIWl n 1 I
THEY HAVE EVER
ACKNOWLEDGED TUB STANDARD OK RXCKLLWNCK.
If You want to see a Minstrel
HKR Till: MINHTItlll. BF.NHAIION,
Th'e Great Game of Foot Ball,
THE HAYALES VS.
usually given for what thoy aro worth,
and aro allowed to stand without any
personal oiulorsomont from this paper.
In this instanco, however, wo aro con
strained to say that Mr. Cragon and Mr.
Paulding are exactly what thoy protend
to bo, able, Intolligont, painstaking, and
wo can assure tho amuBomcnt patrons ot
Lincoln that in tho performances noxt
Monday and Tuesday evenings thoy will
lind gonuino entertainment and pleas
ure. "Tho White Squadron," which comes
to tho Lansing thoatro Thursday March
15, appeals to tho popular tasto by rea
Bon of tho patriotic sentiments and
character drawings, An olomont ot hu
man nuturo, thoroughly consistent witli
tho times und place whoro tho action of
tho play takes place, predominates tho
four interesting acts of tho play. Tho
plot is mado doubly interesting, as it
deals with historical incidents. Thoro
is b uniform movement on tho part of
several nations to break up tho Brigands
or israzil ami bring tno robbers to jus
tice. Gouorul Domolric do Romanico of
tho Brazillian army is ono of theso un
scrupulous but polished villians whoso
dexterity and cleverness covors up the
true nature ot tho man and makes of
him, not tho conventional bad man ot
tho storotyped drama, but u character
which will boar study and not revolt tho
toolings ot tho Kinsltlvo or those who
lovo to see pictures true to lifo and Its
environments. Tho horo ot tho play.
Lieut. Victor Staunton of tho Cruiser ot
Chicago, forms a striking contrast to
tho genoral of tho Brazillian army. Ro
manico huB 'a nephew' equally as un
scrupulous as himself. Tho lattor's
pretty slater is adored by Staunton.
This affords opportunity for pretty lovo
scenes, and loads up to Incidents which
are exciting and add interest to the gen
eral of tho pluy. In tho third act tho
congress ot tho navies is assembled.
Horo tho artist has had wide scope and
has improved his opportunities. Tho
magnificent cruisers aro seen in all tholr
beauty and grandeur. Tho other
scenes huvo not been neglected, and tho
skill of tho artist is Boon in every act.
Tho company is ono of rcmarkablo
strength and includes Elmer C. Qrandin
W. A. Whitecar, 0. Gail Forrest, Fred
erick Julian, Edna, Post, 0. Goorgo Hall,
Tessio Deaglo, J. J. Coloman and others.
JJuring tno action ot tuo tiuru act ovor
ono hundred and iltty people aro used to
man and work tho different cruisers of
tho naval powers ot tho world,
Anyono who has followed tho current
ot theatrical affairs for tho past few
years has undoubtedly been impressed
by the artlstlo growth and popularity of
Hallen and Hart, who will mako thoir
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Show, Gome and See Us.
annual appearance at tho Lansing thea
tre noxt Friday ovoning in thoir latest
up to dato skit by Hubort Hall Winslow
and Joseph Hart, called "Tho Idea." By
thoir personal efforts and tho shrewd
management of Mr. J. J. Brady tho pop
ularity of "Tho Idea" has increased at a
very rapid rato. Today Hallen anil
Hart stand pro-ominontly upon tho sum
mit of theatrical ability in thoir chosen
Hold. A pot-pourri of fresh fun, melody,
now songs, and effects of novelty and in
terest, is a quick summary of virtues
that ehino forth with brilliancy in this'
captivating comedy "Tho Idea." and to
Hallen and Hart aro duo a royal recep
tion. Public favor in regard to Btago ontor
tainmentB changes as often almost as tho
weather, and what will go with a rush
ono year, is entirely out of tho rnco the
noxt. Generally speaking, during tho
past two seasons minstrelsy seems to
have been dethroned and Its more mis
chievous farce comedy competitor hns
taken its place. Thoro aro a few excep
tions, however, among minstrel orgnni
zations that continuo with as much fun
and favor as in thoir brightest days.
Among theBo is that band of burnt-cork
laughter-makorH known as tho Primrose
and West ininBtrcU, who como to the
Lansing theatre Saturday, March 17.
Tho two young gentlemen who head
this organization huvo boon ususually
progressive, ami had a lino oyo for that
which is novo! and taking on the min
strel Btago, and probably theso qualifica
tions which thoy have taken every ad
vantngo ot have assisted as much as any
thing in keeping their performance so
favorably botoro tho public while dozons
of competitors have given up for lack of
public appreciation. Minstrelsy took on
a rather now garb when tho firm of
Primroso and West organized a minstrel
company, for it was thoy who first in
fused into a minstrel performance many
things that wore refining and pleasing
without being broad and courso, such
as jHirformanees of this nature had been
quito extensively acquainted with pre
vious to thoir taking up tho managerial
Tho Holdon Comedy company will
present "Tho Littlo Captain" at tho Lan
sing thoatro at -:IW this afternoon. Ad
mission to any part of tho house 10 cts.
Tho Holdon company has played to
fair houses all this wock at tho Lansing
So light and durable, Tho Loo Broom.
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Country butter 15c per pound. Millor
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And all tho Iciivl'H art) brown,
And all tho tales aro told,
And all tho wheels run down.
Witness hero soon,
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