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3 Students In Jail

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Parent Issue
Day
27
Month
January
Year
1899
Copyright
Public Domain
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A row at the opera house Saturday ' night landed three stndents arid one town boy in jail and gave the outside papers lurid dispatches of riot and i order. The. opera house was crowded with 1,100 men and boys to witness ■ the Minnie Lewis Extravaganza Co. , , in a vaudeville performance. There was not a woman in the house save those who called themselves aetresses. ïhe company was said to have been he one which created the disturbance n Madison, Wis., a week or so ago. So there were rumors of trouble in the air which accounted for the full house. There was a great deal of noise and cat calling. Manager Lisemer gave the boys to understand that they could make all the noise they wanted to if they didn't throw anything on the stage. Nevertheless during the evening two eggs found their way on the stage propelled in no gentle manner. The performance ceased suddenly and the girls were hustled out a rear door and into a Detroit car. Then the crowd went out doors to see them come out. Soou a stone flew through a Times window and some of the side liehts were similarly broken. The stage hands charged on the crowd with hose loaded with lead and a few sore head were made. Three stndents and one of the stage hands found themselves in jail. The stage hand who was a Santiago veteran was released at 2 o'clock and the students taken before Justice Duffy Snnday and released on $100 bail to appear Wednesday, W. D. Goodell going on tbeir bail bond. The names given by the students were Samuel Pigeon and William M. Sniith charged under a city ordinance for standing in a crowd and loitering on a sidewalk and Ralph C. Jones charged with malicious injury to a building. The matter will undonbtedly be settled np Wednesday and it is to be hoped that there will be no more exhibitions of rowdyism and no more plays fit to be attendcd y men only. The car belonging to the company has been advertised for sale iu Detroit to pay a $40 grocery bill.