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f'-j'i THX COURIER. "f J5?- , - -. Henry Irving and Ellen Terry are playing a two weeks' engagement in Chicago. Tlioy have presented King Arthur anil Louis XI. The Lyon'8 Mail, Nance Oldfield, The Bells, and The Merchant of Venice will be given As soon us "Trilby'' can be translated into Italian it is to be played in Italy. Paul Potter's wretched drama is uUo being put i at o French so that Paris may see "lea tiois Acghchcs." It has al ready been played in Germany Catch any of these three nationa going to lis ten to a play in a foreign tongue! The French and German listen to Italian opera but they draw the line at plays. When the actors are in France they speak French. Whoever Jicard of Irv ing and Terry going to Paris and play ing in English? Bernhardt, Coquelin, Guiibert with a lot of people from the Folies Bergere to be sure the last kind does not talk and although their act is all French it does not need trans lationwho go over to England every year without takirgtho trouble to learn English line6. Anything that can not be put into English ought not be lis tened to by English. There are more English people who know French than there are Americans who possess that advantage, In America there are very few who have more than a book knowl. edge of French, German and Italian Why should we take a humbler attitude before our language than foreigners do before theirs? What will they do with al) the Itali cised French in Trilhy when they trans late it into that language? What will become of the looks of the page? For the Laird's 'Voila 1'espayce de hom ker jer swee" the translator may put "that is the kind of a huckleberry I ana." The relations between the two language must be preserved and it the English be turned into French, the French must be turned into English. m Mis. Potter and Kyrle Bellew are playing Romeo and Juliet in New York to good business and pleasing the critics beside. A New York critic thinks he has dis covered the reason why Duse will play only four or rive times a week. "It is to spare the lives of the members of the company that act with her. Duse is so insistent upon keeping her face to the audience and thus holding the triage that in Magda her father nearly dislo cates his neck, her lover appears to be trying to twist his head off; the good rector twirls around himself in a sort of serpentine dance, and her sister, her stepmother and the maid execute more acrobatic changes of position than the entire Cragg family do at Koster fc Bial's. As the fashionable audience pay double prices for their seats in order to see Du&e the painful gyrations to which the company are subjected are only fair to the public; but she is wise enough to know that they would kill off ber troupe if they had to be gone through with on two successive even ings, and so she will per form only on alternate nights." Actors call such conduct "bogging the stage.' but perhaps she does not do it. The quoiation is taken from Town Topics. "The SauntererV principles are to admire nothing, to laugh at every thing. His duty is especially plain to him when any one has aroused the city's enthusiasm. "The Saunterer"' is the custodian of wet blankets and cold water and ho never uses any other. S. B. H. HISTORY AND REMINISCENCE Jay Amos Barrett Schuylkr, Neb.. April 8, 95 18 Jas. Amos Barrett Dear Sir: Thirty-eight years ago, on the 2nd day cf this month, I left St. Louis to rind a location for self, wife and one child. My destina tion I intended to be Kansas. Long be fore I got there I heard extravagant stories of ite wonderful productiveness, that a man alone with a spade could dig up land enough to support a small family. I got there about April 12. I found such a wild state of excitement claims tifty tnileB west of Leavenworth held at 8500, without improvements that I soon got disgusted anr kept on up the river. I stopped at St. Mary's, twelve miles south of Council BluffB Found there old Gen. Sharpe, an edu cated Frenchman who had been an In dian trader for thirty-five years. He de scribed the winter just past as the most severe he had ever known. He was a very peculiar man had a squaw for a housekeeper. I could find nothing there to suit and moved on to Council Bluffs. There I found the same wild excitement about lard. Money plenty. Building going on on all sides. This continued until September, when a change began to be felt. Building stopped somewhat. Builders could not all find work, and they began to "go east,'' as they UBed to say. Times get harder every day. The two Nebraska banks of Nemaha and Fontanelle both went under like the "Wild cat" banks of Michigan in 1839 and 1840. Business nearly came to a stop the following winter. I still was not satisfied. Everything was too wild to suit. Nude Indiana could be found, in the beat of the day, walking on the main street, and no at tention waB paid to them. My stay tbero was abort only thirty or forty dayB. About the last of June I left for the territory of Nebraska, for the Platte 535333 aaaaaaaaa1''laaaaaaaaaaal )"-Hte'-?r-.iBr7 vjji-1 i 21 aHBKa a '. . am cam . aw m n. ?. ?! . . JsH. Vfft 'am am . "am m. m jam am am (am l-Mii-S-M-i. mwmm&m ALL THE MAOAZMM M WW." i fcfc Review-Reviews 1 EJKftf y ALBERT SHAW. l Octet-. 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Tit Uttraty World says: "We are deeply impressed from month to month with the value of the 'Review op Reviews, which is a sort of Eiffel Tower for the survey of the whole field of periodical literature. And yet it has a mind and voice of its own, and speaks out with decision and sense on all pudic topic of the hour. It is a singular combination of the monthly magazine And the daily newspaper. It is daily in its freshneis; it is monthly in its method. It is the world under a field glass." SMonaHNcwaStaa4a. Staf Copy. g cents. RBIEWRETEW5 13 Astor Place, New York. Agents find it the lost Profitable ftagaiine. ixzwmmm&wM valley, starting west from Omaha, then but a small village without one sidewalk that I could find. I went west on what was then called the "Military Road,' staked on the highest ground for the benefit of the military freight trains on their way to the western forts. The first twenty-two miles west on said road, there was no house, up and down hiils as wild ae it ever was, except that the small streams had government bridges just built all the way west for seventy miles. Elkhorn City, twenty-two miles west of Omaha, consisted of one small shanty hotel empty, and another empty shanty. This was my first iutroduction to a Nebraska paper city. One mile west on the bank of the Elkhorn, at tb? government bridge was another shanty, with a family just ready to pack up and leave for Iowa, sick of the country. After I struck the great Platte valley, I found what I bad been long looking for. a country where Uncle Sam's survey ors had not been. For thirteen miles west it was still an unbroken wilder ness. Then I found the village of Fre mont, three or four log houses not fin ished, with one or,two families and part of a steam saw mill, but no settlers on the road. Ten miles west I found a Mrs- f lager, a widow whose husband had been lost in a snow blizzprd, the fall before, within 100 yards of his house. His bones were not found until the spring following. Her account of the country was very discouraging. Still I kept on. Six miles on, I found a few Scotch families at the north bend of the Platte river. Thy had not yet made up their minds to stay. Six miles on, I found the city of Emerson, a paper city of eight or nine hundred acres, one shanty, one log stable, and no improve ments. Eight miles further was still another paper city of Buchanan, with about the same improvements. Thir- THIS ADVERTISEMENT; Of Course yot Iicl. And so Would Every Reader of Lincoln's Only Weekly Paper Who Reads the COURIER? r- Society Reads It Merchants Read It. Wheelmen Read It Lovers of Btse Ball Read It The Mer Read It The Women Read It Literary People Read It fcawn Tennis Players Read K, As a Fact, Everyone Reads It Are You in its Columns as an Advertiser? IP NOT, "-WHY NOT? teen miles west was another paper city, Neena by name, of 500 acres, that I know to have been surveyed and litho graphed in Chicago. It was hanging in most of the real estate offices in Coun cil Bluffs before I left that place. Jt had one log house half finished, built by the fifteen stockholders of the city. Lots were held at from HO to $80 per lot. After the land cameinto the United States land office, it was bought at 65 cents per acre, with land warrants that coat that amount. Twelve miles west I found the city of Columbus. One ste m saw mill had been bought at St. Louis, moved up, and placed on government land. It had been partly paid for when land came into office. Ihe land was bought, saw mill and all, for 81 .25 per acre. The settlers all came from Colum bus, O., mostly Dutch. The above all occurred in the year 1857. Before that year had paseed.the excitement stopped, the babble had burst. Money was gone and times got very hard, just like Michi gan in 1842-43, when I came to that state. So much for 1857. There was not much to describe, no inhabitants west of Omaha to speak of. H. M. Kemp.