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Only one more social at the Hobart Guild bcfore Lent sets in, and tliat on Thursday eveuing, Feb. 2J. It Is expected that it will be a good one. The lectures of Dr. John C. Eccleston, of Slaten Island, N. J., upon Dante, are to be illu8trated, and will probably excell anythinjr of the sort ever before giveu in Ann Arbor. Monday evenins, Feb. 6th, there is to be a musical evening by the Unity club, under the guidance of Mr. Ross Cole, wlio will read a paper on "The French School of Compositlon,'' to be illustrated. The New York Herald remarles on the "Aunt Bridget" entertainment: " Tlie 'eature for which, beyond all others, the comeily brilliant, " My Aunt Bridget," deserves special mention in the naturalness and ease of lts most ludicrous eitua;lous. They are equal to Daly's happiest houglits. We laugh, and actually can't teil the reason. lts musical numbers are of that light, catchy, brilliant character liat popularized Gilbert and Sullivan's jest eflorts. Monroe and Kice are old favorites In New York, and Monday night's performance added another succefsful link to the long chaiu of their srilliant career." The Chioago Times was very kind in ts criticism of Miss Caruthers. It said: The special Interest was In the flrst Chicago appearauce of Miss Julia L. Caruthers, a ,'oudk pianist of Michigan, of wnope playing, iwsn who had heard her had sa ld pleasant thlngs. She played tbe piano, part of the si-iMiniuiii qulntett, op. 44, with whlch the program was endcd. öhe la very p alnly un irtmt , who studies closely the lnsplration and moaulng of the composer. She displays excellent tecbnlc wltli botb. rlght and left hand, jlaylng octave passages partlcularly well. Ier tonch Is flrm, crlsp and clean. Slie shows strength and dellcacy, plays witb readths of tour. Individualices her work strongly, and puts Into It not ouly clean excull n, but huurt and bral: s. Chicago Daily News has this to say of a recent performance of Miss Carutheis n that city: The closlng number was Schumann's qulntet, op. 41, for piano and striugs, the pltmo )art played by Miss Julia L. Curuthers, wuo n this work made her debut in thls city. As tflss Caruthers appears ÜKely to be hemd rom hereafler, It is proper to say that she Is i blonde of abuut20 years of age, und In perion and manners at the piano, bearsaetrlkng resemblance to Mme. Uive-KIni;. She as the repose, the same impllcit confldence n the success of her performance, and the same atmosphere of slmpllclty. Her playlng was ina-turly for so young a pianist- arllstlc n the best sense. She played without notes and gave the piano part of thls work a better nd more Impresslve lnterprutatlon thiin It has hadglven in a long time. With continued -tudy, she should mak oue of the best iirtlsts ïi lh country bas produced. Miss Caruthers is to give the Ann Ar)or people au opportunity of witnesslng ïer playing on Saturd&y evening, at Hobart Hall. Lots of fun at the Grand Opera House nextSaturday evening, Jan. 28th. Hereis what tlie New York World says of the enrtiiinment: " My Aunt Bridget," a new arce-comedy by Scott Marble, was given 'or the flrst time last nijrht, at Windsor heatre, with George W. Monroe and John C. Rice in the star parts. Mr. Vfonroe made a hit as Our Bridget in Jeorge 8. Knight's "Over the Garden Wall, and in this play he starts out as a -tur witli a play of hia own In which 3ridget is made the central character. 'My Aunt Bridget " is a great play, and t givcs Mr. Monroe a chance to show his ïbility as an Irish comedian a,nd Jolin C. {Ice as a dancer ar.d light comedian. The company is good, and the performince last niglit gave excellent satisfacion. George W. Monroe and John C. Rice, aupported by their owu company, appeared at Wiudaor Theatre last evening in a lay conrttructed by Mr. Scott Marble md called " My Aunt Bridget." Mr. Monroe achieyed his present starry posi,ion In the dramatic skies by performing ii a play of Mr. George Knight's a part similar to that which he nqw performs. He is u-t as good in this as he was in that. That a great many people In the worid llke to see this kind of acting is not to be denled. That it has any claims ;o critlcal notice cannot be afflrmed. It ís raerely necessary to mention as a matter of record that the play was given and the audience appeared to be greatly pleased with it. The theatre was crowded, ind the outlook for the engagement is Bncouraging to ¦ those engaged in it. - New York Times. THE KIN08 OK MINSTRELST. Standing room only, tho llttle sign that nerer falla to gladden the heart ui Mr. John T. Ford, was displayed laat nlght at Ford'8 Opera House. Bul the sign did not accurately describe the situation. It ahould have read : "If you are not six feet high you hare no chance to see the stage." The attraction was Thatcher, Primrose and West Mlnstrtls. It is a atartling thing to announce that a minstrel performance ia entlrely new, but it ia true in thls instance, for It is radically different from tlie old-timers. Burnt cork and swallow-tail coats have been dlscarded, by the end men, for white (aces and handsorue court coatumes. And this is not the only change. Ancient jokes have given way to new ones, and the speciality acts are not as they were, but are fresh and novel and interesting. In ita entirety the company is decidedly the best ever aeen In Baltiinore. That the audience were of this opinión was shown by their screams of laughter and uproarious applause. - Baltiuiore Sun. THE M OF TUE D SATURDAY EVENINO, FEBHUARY 4TII, OrERA UOCSE. The Baron of Ronquerolles hassecrctly imirried a young Germán lady by whom he has a daughter. But he dies, and tbe church where the marriaKe took place Is destroyed by lire, with all the records. His rclatives take advantage of the )ossibilty in wliich the baroness finds lerself to produce the marriage certifícate o challenge the legality of her marriage, nd they {rain thelr suit. So the baroness nd her daughter now penniless and without a name, are on the point of golng ack to Germany, when there nppears a youngtnun of good figure and winning [ecch, Burrounded by inystery, who ffers to restore the baronets her onme, ank and fortune, and, as a reward, he ska for the young lady's hand. Thls ne promise proyided hefultils liis piedle, 'i the 2il Act Nichola8 is trying to Inmidate the relatives by recitlng to each orne page of thelr respective histories, which they would rather keepconcealed; nd he promltea to give thera thedamagng documents, whlch are contained In a rackage, the Memoirs of the D , now n the hands of the baroness. In the 3d Act, the relatives come to Ronquerolles n the hope of securing the "Memoirs," s Nicholas is supposed dead, by intiruiating or decelving the baroness. Nichoas reappears suddenly, and one of the elatives manages to secure the papers nd burn them. Fortunately two leaves ïave ben saved by the young daughtcr nd they prove to be the means of disovering the hiding place where the deunct baron had put the duplícate of the narrlage certifícate and hia will. Nichois wins the hand of the youna; lady and ie relatives go away in despair and rage. 'he sale of seats wlll begin on Weduetay, Febru:.ry ]st. 50 and 35 cents.


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