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THE COURIER & A t AMUSEMENTS. Generally speaking the majority of opening attractions at the theatres throughout the country are not composed of the strongest organizations, the larger or more expensive companies preferring to wait for cooler weather, thereby insuring themselves against any loss. A positive departuro is therefore made by Manager Gilmoro in presenting that well known spectacle "Chas. II. Yulo's Newest Devils Auction." This favorite show-piece, like the proverbial brook, ueemB destined to "run on forever,"' for each succeeding year it blossoms forth in new array, tilled to repletion with all that is bright new and beautiful, with all the old matter eliminated and replaced with ideas so new and timely that the statement that "Everything is new but the title" seems to be fully and amply substantiated. This attraction will be at tho Lansing, Sept. 27. To portray the charac ters of the piece Manager Yale has engagsd the strongest company procurable. In all probability Mrs. Langtry will tako Lillian Russell's time at Abbey's theatre, New York. The engagement will begin on Novem ber 4. That will keep Miss Russell in England all season and will makt her technically correct in leaving the management of Canary and Lederer as she will then sing in this country under any other direction than theirs. The Marie Ta vary Grand English Opera company, under "the management of Charlej II. Pratt, opened its season on Monday at the Park theatre, Brooklyn, with a production of "Trovatore." Mine. Tavarysaug the prima donna role and that her toprano voice has lost none of it i freshness, flexibility and power was easily evident. The audience was enthusiastically demonstrative. It would seem that Mr, Pratt's ambition to present to the American public a grand opera company with a brilliant cast of principals, a chorus of young and trained voices, handsome scenery, and an orchestra that plays with precision, has been realized. Emma Marianc and Sophia Ro mani, sopranos; Helen Van DoenhofT and Thea Darre, contraltos; A. L. Guille, William Warren and Payne Clarke, tenors; William Mer tens and S. Dudley, baritones, and William Schuster and William II. Hamilton, bassos, are prominent in Mme. Tavary's support. The enterprising Now York World an Sunday published compan ion portraits of John Drew and Steve Brodie in dross suits. They look as though they had on each other's clothes. Alice Evans, who played the part of Conyrcssman Brawler's Daughter in "A Texas Steer" last season, was engaged at the last moment for "OH the Earth." "Nat Roth is a surprise to me," says Will A.McConnell. "He banked his all on the success of Delia Fox as a star and called tho turn at every stage of tho game. He is now turning away deadheads and good money at the Casino every night. I always like to hear of one of tho boys succeeding; it shows there is hope for the rest. Roth was a good agent. He is an exceptionally able manager. He saw tho defectsof "Tho Little Trooper' at once, and, unlike most mana gers, ho is not content with a great success, but is now contriving to make it greater. Eight week9 is too short a time for Delia Fox and "Tho Little Trooper" to stay at the Casino." James G. Blaine, Patrick Egan and Admiral Gherardi arc imper sonated in "Old Glory" the new play by Charles T. Vincont, which William A. Brady has produced in Boston with huge success. All of these noted men figured prominently in the Chilian trouble which is dramatized in "Old Glory." "Prince Pro Tern," the libretto which is by A. R. Barnet, author of "1492" and "Tobasco," will go on tour this season under tho manage ment and control of tho Boston Museum. The peoplo engaged are Annie Lewis, Fanny Johnson, AnnieSutherland, JosieSadler, Mabel Stanley, Rosalinda Rissi, Fred Lenox, Harry Davenport, George -Marian, Charles Kirk and the Verdi quartet. George Marion will direct the stage and John Braham will direct tho music. The bur lesque will begin its season on Monday cgening, September 17, at tho Boston MuBoum.whoru it will bo staged for a run. Where tho pretty girls are appearing this season: Fanny Johnson in R. A. Burnet's "Prince Pro Tem," Anna Robinson with "A Tem poronce Town," Nanette Comstock with "Charley's Aunt," Alice Evans with "A Texas Steer," Percy Haswott with Augistin Daly Mary Hampton with "Sowing tho Wind," Katherino Florenco and Bessie Tyree with tno Lyceum stock company, Adele Ritchie and Lulu Glaser with Francis Wilson, Belle Archer with Sol Smith RubsoII, Edna Wallace and Jennie Goldthwaite with De Wolf Hopper, Elita Proctor Otis and Katherino Grey with "Now Blood," Josephine Hall with "Shenandoah," Emma Pollock with Edward Harrigan, Grace Kimball with E. II. Sothem, Annio O'Neill with W. II. Grant, Eileen Jewell with the "Bostonians." Lulu Tabor with "In Old Ken tucky," Dorothy Morton with "The Fencing Master," Sadio McDon ald, Louise Montague and Kate Uart with "Off tho Earth," Jessie Carlylo, May Stephenson, Georgio Donnin, Madge Lessing, Belle and May Stewart and Sylvia Thorne with "The Passing Show," Villa Knox and Mario Celeste with Delia Fox, Grace Emerson and Nettie Lyford with "Little Christopher Columbus," Juliette Cordon with "Rob Roy," Elvia Croix with Thomas Q. Seabrooko, Florie West with "Tho Dazzler,', Amy Busby with Richard Mansfield. The American Travesty company with Eddie Foy opened its sea son on Monday to tho capacity of tho Davidson theatre, Milwaukee. The piece is undoubtedly a great popular hit in a bazar and ends with Foy going to tho moon in a special aerial bicycle with a pin wheel on the back of it. He and the company received a spontan eous and genuine ovation. Tho scenery and costumes are surpass ingly gorgeous. Miss Elliott entertained tho members of tho following clubs on Wednesday morning: The Society of Hall in tho Grove, Cosmopol itan, Century, Athena, Canfield, Theosophical, Rose Cottage, Soro sis. Renaissance, Ingleside and Lotus. Mrs. Leavitt led with a story of the "Inferno." Mrs. J. J. ImhofT followed with a paper on on "Color and Landscape." Mrs. J. E. Miller gave an interesting paper on the "Demons of tho Inferno." Mrs. Will Green and Mrs. II. H. Wilson also read excellent papers. This is the fifth meeting of the "Club of Clubs," which is not an organization but an inspira tion that meets when any lady thinKs she knows something good and wishes to share it with others. Moved by this spirit she calls a meeting and imparts her idea to the ladies. Mrs. D. D. Muir is in the city tho guest of Mrs. J. D. McFarland. The Empire club will give a dance at the Lansing tonight. Goneral and Mrs. Retnick passed through the city Thursday en route from Red Oak, la., to Manitou, Colo. IN OMAHA. Saturday afternoon Mr. J. N. II. Patrick took a large party down to Fort Crook in his drag. Thoso who enjoyed the trip were: Mrs. Patrick, Mrs. Yates, the Misses Yates, Mrs. Hull, Col. and Mrs. Ludington, Gen'l. and Mrs. Corwin, Mr. John Patrick. As a farewell for Colonel and Mrs. Ludington, Mr. and Mrs. Yates invited a number of their old friends in on Saturday evening. Among those present were: Dr. and Mrs. Ludington, Mr. Paul Ludington, Mr. and Mrs. Hull, Mr. and Mrs. Thompson, Gen'l. and Mrs. Cowin, Mr. and Mrs. Wessells, Mrs. II. W. Wessells, Mrs. Gar neau, Mr. Pierre Garneau, Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Ringwalt, Mr. and Mrs. McKenna, Miss McKenna, Mrs. Collins, Miss Collins, Mrs. Beall, Mrs. J. N. II. Patrick, Mrs. R. W. Patrick, Mr. John Patrick, Dean Gardner, Bishop Worthington, Mr. Harry Lyman, Mr. Nether ton Hall. Do you know that Herpolsheimer & Co. made the mistake of buy ing altogether too many black and colored dress goods for this fall's trade? Tho result is they are obliged to unload and will begin Mon day, September 21, and three days following the greatest sale in theso goods that has ever taken placo in Lincoln. The priceB will surprise you. Nothing reserved everything goes at a sacrifice. Herpolsheimer & Co. sell best 10c and 12'c outing flannels at Gjc and 7c a yard. The entire Fair display of Fremont Woolen Mills ilannets at 25c a yard worth "0 and Sic.