Sol Smith Russell. The management of the Grand opera house are to be heartily congratulated. After being compelled to accept engagements with mediocre troups, whose performances have more or less disgusted the audiences who have spent their time at the theater, it has succeeded in billing for Tuesday evening, Jan. 9, Sol Smith Russell, one of the greatest of American comedians. During the past week Mr. Russell with his superb company of players has been delighting Detroit audiences and has succeeded in gaining a firmer hold in their appreciation. Many persons from this city attended the performances in Detroit, scarcely suspecting that the famous comedian would condescend to visit Ann Arbor. Now that we are assured of his appearance at the Grand, it behooves every theater goer to turn out and give him a welcome, for without financial aid it is impossible for the opera house management to secure companies of so high a class. Tuesday, Mr. Russell with his full company of players will appear in his latest success "April Weather." By those who have seen the play, it is pronotinced natural, pathetic and artistic. Seats are on sale at Watts' jewelry store at the following prices: Reserved seats $1; admission parquette and first row in parquette circle, $i; parquette circle, 75 cents; gallery, 50 cents.