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Sol Smith Bussell, ono of the most popular comedian of the day, and a great fnvorite in this city, has made a wonderful suocess in his new comedy drama, "Fölix MoK.uisiok," wliich wao expressly written for him by J. E. Brown, of Boston. Sol Smith Russell is one of the kindliest and most charming of coniedians, and the various disguises he assume in this play afford him an excellent opportunity for the display of his peculiar versatility in character acting. "Felix MoKusick" is heartily enjoyed by all who have witnessed it, and it furnishessuchan admirable vehicle for Mr. Bussell that in many respecta it could not be improved upon. He puts so much of that genuine, hearty good humor into it, so much of that hearty, pure, but captivating f un, of which he is the apostle, that all the sentiment and humor there are in the play finds its way to folks' hearts and stays there. Certainly Sol Smith BuBsell bas earned the titie and honorable distinction he has reoei ved from the Atlantic to Pacific. The company engaged to support Mr. Bussell has been seleeted with especial attention na fr tïio fifnoca anri odnrfahilitv nt parh indviidual member, aa entire new repertoire of songs and specialties, for which Mr. Bussell is so famous, has been introduced in this new comedy. No one that enjoys a good hearty langh should fail to secure seats for the Opera House next Monday Evening. SpringfieldBepulican: Maggie Mitchell is still queen of her department of acting. She is unapproaclied in the reality with whioh she presenta the elfishness, the gayety and rampant animal spirit of hoydenish girlhood, and in the winning touches which show the warm heart lying close beneath the rough exexterior. Her dancing is as light, her ridicule as keen and vigor as unfiagging as they used to be, and although the touching voice is worn, it is handled with great skill. " Maggio the Midget," Fred Williams' play, in which she appeared at the opera house, before a large audieiice, affords her abundant opportunity for the exercise of her especial talent, and also demand, in the later acts, the expression of devotion, selfsacrifloe and strong womanly passion. The play is well constructed, with a simple and direct story whose interest inoreases steadily until the happy ending, and is much better than most American plays. The opening act passess in the Pyrenees, giviug opportunity for a Spanish bolero charmingly danced, and the subsequent acta are in Eugland. Maggie Mitcbell was abuudautly equal to the strongor moments of the play, 'though her methode of expressing passion are as characterístic aa her girlish aoting is, and as far removed as possible from the work of aotresses ot the emotiona) school. The supporting company was excellent, and the scenery all tliat conld be desired.


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