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8
Month
February
Year
1888
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The fonrtb Chamber concert at Hobart Iull last Friday evening wnsas enjoiable s anv one of the series. The audience vas quite large also, and the lovers of nusic were delighted. At Unlty Club, Monday, Feb. 13., a alk on Oorresrgio's Night will be given. 'rof. C. M. Qyley will read a paper on 'he Land of Hlaek Hunger, and Mr. C. A. Brown will teil aboutsonie educational randa. 'l'he mirth-provoking Si Perkins, at the rand opera house, Saturday evening, ¦¦ebruary, llth. The Janesville Courier ays: "The sparkling comedy of "Si 'erklns" was thoroughly enjoyed. The lay is intensoly fumiy and abounds iu ealistic situations. The hero of the plot s a regular down east Yankee, blunt and roll to the last degree." The niirth provokers are coming ! The lil favoritos, Saulsbury's Troubadors, willbehere! They have bo announced nd they never teil a lie ! Neither dld Washington! George eut down hls ather's apple tree, but the Troubadors wil] sever the buttons from the besttailormade suits in the twinkling of an eye. Si Perkins is a country gem. His sayngs are wonderlully Yankee. He repreents a natlon al trait of character. The louse, Monday night, was a rouser. The liing took. Luighter wa? prevalent as pples this year. Hrlng out the eider and oiiirhiuits. A fig for the plot. That is otworth bothering with. Sotne of the eatures are thoroughly improbable; but where Yankee witticisms come in, Jones, W Perkins, is irresistibly funny. The vidow Belsy is a good character. Zana s not bad ; but the charm is in the sayngs of Si Perkinê, and sucli sayingwell, liey are the cream of the milk in Yankee Ife. Si come again.- Middlcton, (Conn.) 'enny Press. Frank Jones (not from Saline) familarily known to the people as Si Perkins, 9 to appear at the opera house on 8aturay evening, Febrnary llth, in his inimïable drolleries. Of this performance lie Kingston, N. Y. Leader says: "Music Hall contained a large nudience o listen to "Si Perkin, or; The Girl : Left behlnd Me." The pi ly abounds vitM laughable scènes and witty sayinjrs. S'i Perkins would draw siniles from even he soberest Quaker from Quakerdom. 'he character is ably taken by Mr. Frankones. Zana, a Gypsy waif, was finely ustained by Miss Alíce Montague, a prightly and vivacious ao.tress. Both Si nd Zana rendered some line music on everal instrumenta. fítty Iiuggle, the Vidder, bv Mrs. (ienie Iloward; Israel Bwlge, a Romany Gypsy, by Harry Lloyd nd 'l'rof. J. Putiphar llover, by William Blaisdell rendered tlicir respective parts n n very acceptable manner. The threshnjt m-ichlne scène where The Agitator is n operation is very ainusing. If Si Perkins should come this way again he can ely on being greeted with a full house. Everywhere the Troubadors go. it is he same story. Hear the Boston Home Ournal: - ''Snhbury's Troubadours betrun a three weeks' engagement at the Star ?heatre Monday night in their new farIcal comedy entilled "The Humming Bird." The piece is by Fred Williams ¦ ¦ - umi i ;, .¦ ¦ ¦ and George Stout, and is in reality a threeact farce. There is a breeziness about these actors that cuetom does not wither. lt ia to the pui ley of the entertainment they give that the Troubadours owo thcir success. It is a matter of sraall consequence what may bc the name or plot of tho play in which they appenr and "The lluuiniing Bird" would never have a run were it not for the delicious performance for these deüghtful actors. What litlle plot it posscssca turns upon the complicatlous that arise by the insertion of two personáis in the Herald. There are a jealous busband and wife, a rlch artist and a young wldow, an Irish policeman and janitor, and the actor and stage-struck lady's maid who strongly recall Granby Gagg and Sally Scraggs of honored rnemory. But tbere ie hustle f rom the rise to the fall of the curtain." The New York Telegram says of the gay Troubadors :- "Fun and frolic reigned supreme at the Star Theatre last evening, and a large audience which braved sleet and sloppy streets to attend laughed and appluuded wbile the company sang and acted " The Humming Bird," a farcial trifle in three acts, bristHng with merriment, but without an atom of vulgarity. There is only the merust suggestion of a plot in "The Htiinming Bird," but there is not a dull moment in it. It affords a vehicle for harmless fun and local hit?, and is so full of dash and go that a plot is alraost unnecessary. A gentleman happens to be caught kissing bis pretty servant by bis wife; an advertisement is inserted in the Herald appointing a meeting with an unknown lady In Central Park; a theatrical advertisement is inserted by another party for a meeting with a prospectivo star at the same place; the husband and wife, a lady friend, a stage-struck lady's inald and an impecunious theatrical manager are mixed up in an apparently inextricable maze of cross purposes, and it is the unraveling of Urn social snarl tbat ffords the actors in "The Humraiug Bird11 scope for their talents. Altogether "The Humming Bird, as a mirth-produeer, is regular "hummer" and will no doubt attract large audiences for some time.1' y THE MYSTIC BELT,. For one accu8tomed to attend the entertainments at the opera house, the sight which greeted bis eyes as he eazed at the faces surrounding Iiim lust Saturday evening was indeed astonishing. He could ea8ily imagine hiraself in a strange city, for in the vast assemblage there was scarcely a familiar face. Here and there was an occasional habitué, whose face shone kindly in the otherwise strauge multltude. The audience, however, was very select, very intelligent, and if we are not mistaken very critical. To say that such an audience was highly pleased with the entertainment is the best praise that can be giren the ladies and gentlemen who produced on that evening "The Mystic Bell of Ronquerolles." It is not the deslre of the writer to to critlcise. That must be left to those who have the requisite talent. He will simply give bis impressions. The play itself has eome defects, one of which Is lts failure lo some scènes, to properly impress the audience with the drift of the scheme being worked out. Mr. C. T. Alexander, as N chola, entered into the spirit of bis chaiacter, and brought it out more completely than amateur actors are wont to do. There was some hesitancy at tirst, but ashe progressed be seemed to be more and more engrossed in bis work, and more than made up for what might be attributable to stage fright at first. Miss Kate Seymour as the Baroness de Uonquerolles ictcd well her part, though at times a liltle too onttorical and unnatural, as was also Miss Gertrude Wade as Marie, the Biironess' datighter. Miss Wade and Miss Seymour were each very graceful In their movements, no't at all "stagey," nd prompt when the cue was given. lt s doubtful if there are many amateurs ttho would have done better. Miss Pol.ard as the Cointesse de Cerny, failed to throw quite enough spirit into her charicter ; that is, she clid not evince suflicient joncern when Nïcholas' revelation of the nemoirs were made; though as the prinsipal point lo ber character was to look jretty, that she accomplished. Miss Coon as Mme. Girard, a tenant on the 28tate, was capita), though a trille timid, md E. N. Smith's Valentile was comicilly excellent. Mr. Louis Boyle as Jean Sautliier, a masón, could not well be betlered, it was as near perfect as such a üharacter could be portrayed. Mr. J. H. Lee was the most selt possessed actor upon the stage, and Iiis portrayal of tlie Vlarquis de Lormias, capital, though he addresscd the audience at times when lie sliould have addressed tliose with whom ie was conversing. Mr. Wyeth as the 3uevalier de la Rapinierre, and Mr. Jooper as the Comte de Cerny gave good satisfaclion. It is not exaggerating to say that sotne of tliese characters were delinented equally well witli the majority of professional troupes, and we doubt if any audience as au enlirety ever went aw.iy from that opera house betler pleased witli what they saw and heard tlian did .hat of lust Saturday night. A notice of this play, however, would be unjust without giving to the grand moving spirit of it all, Prof. de Pont, due credit or bis untiring energy anil excellent skill. It 8 do sniiill nk to take untrained talent mul polish it up so that it is ncoeptably presentable to the public. This )art the professor did admirably, the only irlticlun being a little too long intervals )etween acts. According to the annual report of the }helsea Creamery Co., there are 15 tockholders. The Detroit Evening News has been vriting up Ann Arbor's bachelors. Well, iiafs preferable to the inmates of iii6ane H?ylums. It is rumored, however, that here are soon to be several more libel suits pending against the News, witli Ann Aibor bachelors for coinplninants. Hon. Witter J. Baxter, a prominent citizen of th is state, died Monday even in;; ast at li is home in Jonesrille, aged 72. Ie carne to Michigan In 1831, and gradu,ted from the Tecumseh branch of the ilichigan University. He bas held unany offices of trust and honor in the state. The late husband of Mrs. Henry Baxter, of this city, was a brotherof the deceased. The semi-annual examination at the Annapolis Naval Academy closed recently, and John K. Hobison, grandson of Ex Mayor lloblsou of this city, ranks 'ío. lina clasis of 95, standing 94 points aliend ot boy No. 2. Our wortliy EsHiiyor feels very proud of his young ;randson, as he stood No. 1 in the coinetltive examination, and No. 1 upon ixamination for admisslon, and keeps the ncord up. The secret of it probably is bat the boy was bom in Ann Arbor. At the annual meeting of the Ann Aror council of the Bay State Beneficiary Association, held last evening, thefollowng ofticers were elected for the ensuing 'ear: President- J. T. Jacobs. Vlce-president- Prof. M. E. Cooley. Local 8ecy.- Ueo. II. Pond. ExamluluK Physlcian- Dr. C. O. DnrllDg. Board of Trustees- A. Kearney, H. Kandall, W. A. ïolchard.H. J. Brown and S. W. Bealtes. Thi8issolelyan insurancoorganlzation, and bas proven very sutisfactory to its menibership. There have been six assesements during the year. One feature s an emergency fund, deposited in the state treasury of Massachusetts, which now is over $80,000. This is to provide against rpidemics. The late L. A. iarnef, of Ypsilanti, had a $3,000 policy n this oryanization, which was paid viiliin 20 days. T., A. A. & N. M. Ry. Co. will sell ickets to New Orleans and return at fery low rates. Account, Mardi Gras estivities. Tickets on sale Feb. Gth to !2th inclusive, returning on or betore March lilst. A. J. Paisley, Agent. Everybody seems to buy at the Two Sani8, the great bargaln makers lu and out of season. Qive them a cali.

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Ann Arbor Courier
Old News