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Warren Ledger (Newspaper) - May 1, 1885, Warren, Pennsylvania WARREN A LEDGER. THIRTY-SIXTH YEAR. WARREN, PENN'A, MAY 1, 1885. NUMBER THIRTY-SEVEN AMATEURS IN "PINAFOEE" A NIGHT OF COMIC OPERA AT LIBRARY HALL. PRETTY FACES, BEAUTIFUL DRESSES, AND GOOD SINGING IN AID OF EX- CHANGE HOOK AND LADDER COMP'Y. The youth, the beauty, and part of the wisdom and dignity of the town were gath- ered in Library Hall at eight o'clock last evening. It was as large a crowd as the parison. house would hold. Scores of pretty girls company 4a past-Lenten bonnets and charming spring filled the parquette, and caused the dress circle to blossom like a rose bush in early June; solid rows of expectant parents and complacent men of affairs filled in the blank spaces between the bright patches of blue and pink and heard, but not seen, the gallery looked down in prac- tical but not proud intolerance. Shortly after eight o'clock, and just when the uu- honored critics in the gallery were making "their opinions known, the curtain was rung up to a stirring overture by Reig's full or- chestra. A squad of jack tars of her Maj- "Pmaf" were discovered swabSlng the deck and, it may be sup- posed, "splicing the main brace." They were dressed iu white trousers, white flannel shirU, and m-in-of-war caps. They sano- as they worked. To Iuese jolly sea- dogs (some of them looked fieice enougn. to be pirates) "Buttercup" in the person ot Miss Alice Parmlee, who was prettily but gorgeously arrayed iu a bright red dress, surmounted by a poke-bonnet, as as as the maintopsail of a Hudson river schooner. With the exception that she looked altogether too pretty for the charac- ter, Miss Parrnlee was a charming success. and the reckless daring witii which she distributed navy plug tobacco and a mo- rocco covered lij.sk to the uuouspecuug sailors, won aluiiration from thu most phlegmatic critic. When the merriment was at its neight, ir. j.. C. McAlpinc, as "Ralph RJ.CWL- appeared with a i-iaiuuve tale, tending that he chensued aa ettee- tion t'o" "Josephine, the captain's diiug.i- ter. F. M- Keeue, as Capta.u Core-uiau, fair, fat, and sixty, bid las ere v morninf from the quarter deck, and in tue course of a lee-way of mutual complim-juls perpetrated the uiucn-used, time-worn colloquy a. long fenng uublio. The youu.; and relatives of "Sir Jovjph forter, ix. b. boarded the ship and took p -session ox a part ot tiie uie manifest the i.iid. T'iiese ol LUe old .vere pretty: Uicy bewitching dressed, and they bore them- selves "mermaias. It was to be re- that Ihav -.'.'ere obliged u> leave tlu- at ah, even to give tiie otacis L. time the stage (or the deelc of tne ship) vvao pretty well riiieu, and lue aad tiu: pieity relations uuidj way lor .h i. M-'s. F. Looims. wuo represc-nU-u "d'r Josenh Por-er" aud "rlebo" His pretty -Sir-Joseph" was tail; ne was an- churcn Parmlee. F. Loomis, J F. Bell, Leon Windsor Ed. Dunham. T, jxrn-ttTXJ TTOAUr TTTI? rATTNTY j would consent to put her in possession of Haggerty, E. Bell, j S llLti tUUi> 1 Ii the much coveted prize. She gave him SUDS FHOM EAST BRANCH. ox [We can find but little to criticise in last evening's production of "Pinafore." Of I BLANKET OF SPUING course, we do not judge it from the same j THE EAST BRANCH HILLS. standpoint nor by the same rules that we gprins once more spreads her green ar- Ama- judge a professional performance teurs invariably reverse the professional rule, and show an admirable chorus. The solos, in reality but little better than the chorus singers, suffer severely by the com- j through the parison. So it was with the "Pinafore'' j moosewood bursts in u the chorus singers took most of yellow blossoms, and even the fault, bright lifts Us humble head :uy blanket and pitches her starry tent on the hillside: tne partridge sounds her larum in the forest ai d at this sound all nature wakes to lite and the sap springs suzar the into a rich profusion of even the lowly eye- gold, money, and trinkets to melt with the other ingredients, and finally consented to accompany him to Dunkirk where the only remaining ingredient was to be pro- The old gentleman relates that he learned later that after the pair had reached Dun- Kirk young Macdoald. obtaining the rest of Mrs. Varley's money, suddenly turned up missing and ha? not been heard ef. The lady made the best of her way home, and when last heard of was in Erie. the honors; yet had one grave fault. As a body they were far too massive and imposing. "Pinafore" requires brilliancy and spirited movement to insure success. The performance last evening lacked spontanaiety and sparkle in a painful de- gree. The fault lay with the instruction. Instead of lightness aud grace, the per- formance showed in the drill a massive- ness, a solidity, an absolute solemnity of earnescness that was really remarkable. The ability of the singers was self-evident, but their instruction, although conscien- tious and painstaking enough iu its way, lacked that half expressed airyncss and charm which was so happily shown by Mrs. class from Titusville id op Dr. Emily Wakefield's last winter. The solo voices are too well-known to need special comment. The voices of Dr. McAlpiue ;md Miss Bel! are sweet and strong when heard in a parlor. Lut have scarce volume enough for tue stage. Yet by a little hard work they au.de pleasant inteiiigiulc music all the evening. Mr. Bell is deserving of special mention for the accurate aud realistic manner la which his part was given. His voice Ii a triile too re- sonant tor clear enuaciauon, but it is sus- ceptible of an improvement thai will make it ot rare power and sweetness. Mr. Bell's Uiia in LIs trio with Dr. Mc-Upinc Mr. Ci-oaosr. Little Frank Koone, not quite equal to the elder Eeene. sang well and boie himself with uncompromising dignity tkrcyaguout the evening. Taken as a whole, dtyiiunsti Sited that the cixii do uiii that will be a lasting '.0 ii.s-_ll' aad a, mr.tier of peraia- It3 thiy petals to the sun tne robin pines his cheerful lay amid ihe btauoh.es; the whippoorwill's mournful song is heard at eventide, and the spring poet and the bullfroo- mingle their seductive strains. This is the kind of spring we are having here. The sun sails o'er a sky of spotless azure, the roads are drying up and the plow has started on its annual journey around the ten acre lot. We have had few skirmishes with nre here lately, but nothing very serious. On the 14 inst., shortly after dark as Ira Nichols returned to his store after an absence of perhaps 30 minutes he discovered the inte- rior a mass of flames and smoke. His yells summoned an inpromtu bucket brigade, who, after some difficulty extinguished the fire An examination showed that the, stove door had opened, allowing embers to drop upon the floor. The interior of the salesroom was scorched and blackened. and a considerable amoxmi of merchandise, fix- tures, etc., was destroyed. There have not been wanting malicious tongues to insinu- ate that Air. -Nichols himself caused the fire. We, however, fail to see his object as the property was only insured in Crawford JVluiual. A young man at Hayestown came near beiug roasted alive last week. The bed was discovered in flames and the uncon- scious occupant fast -asleep, No damage was done except to bedclothes. A JUROR oyms DIGNITY. A rather novel proceeding occurred in court Ht Scrautou a few days ago, in a di- orce case. One of the jurors rose and pro- ested against council for the plaintiff pro- racting the cross examination of defeud- -t. The jure! declared that his time was to be detained in that way. Two other jurors expressed like sentiments. The court, at the request of the plaintiff's counsel, ordered the jury to be withdrawn and the case continued until next term, without comment. i- o t musifs.il icriit to the town.] Vfe are pleased to chronicle the marriage of Miss t -Jora Nichols, country merchant, and daughter of oui Mr. Henry llay- mond, "brother of oui local physician, which took place at the residence of the 'bride's parents on fi.prii 31. A sumewat senous affair took place at shingle mill about 2 1-2 miles fro inhere las As near as can be ascurtaine-i Int. engine ran away. The swift motion burs! the jointer wheel, scattering terror and de- bris in every direction. Severa, persons were injured" but none seriously. Tiiis is but one a. Aeries of accidents whciu have occurred at th.s mill aurm toe past winter and predict a contn uanci uf tuu same. MICK'. sh oiu o.pieces is sorro.vs '..o tno of one of "R-.ckstra.v" confides members of the crew, both piratical male aud pretty female, who struiigly advised to take no thought of ins lowly coudi- tioa but to lay siege to his heart. Je did so, and was charmingly repulsed by Miss Fio-aBellwho.as the gave general pleasure both with her voice aud her acting, dna was dresbed in navy blue flannel. "R-upu" letumed to the crew and meditates suicide wi r. a nickle-platea revolver. He was disarmed, however, by the repentant "Josephine" who, as an atonement for past cruelties, consented to fly with him at ten o'clock. Tnis plot was frustrated in the second act when the capt dn, having been warned by Fred. Bell, "Dick a most heavy and desperate villain, intercepted the eloping party and committed uimsett to unwise profanity. He was rebuked tor this by the admiral who, when he discover- ed "Ralph" was loved by wsiom he himself wished to marry, ordered the young man put in chains. Just as every one was overcome by grief butter- cup the bumboat woman, disclosed the fact that many years ago, when she, was young and charming, she had the infant "Corcoran" and the infant on a baby farm, whore she mixed them up so that "Rackstraw" w is "Corcoran' and "vine vena." Then "Rackstraw" donned the gold lace cap and the sword belt (a world too big for and assumed com- mand of the ship and the fair "Josephine while "Corcoran" appeared as a sailor and made love to the bumboat woman. 1< md- his marble idol nothing but clay, "1 withdrew his suit for the liand ot and bestowed what aflr.cMin he had upon "Hebe.1 THUS it all happily. The cast is as follows Sir Joseph Porter, K. C. B.......Mr. E. Linu Captain Corcoran.............Mr. F. M. Keeue Ralph Rackstraw...'......Mr. A. C. McAlpme Dick Deadeye....................Mr F W. Bell Boatswain......................Mi- W. B. Crouse Flora Bell Little Buttercup...........Miss Alice Parmlee Hebe.................................Mrs. F. Locrms Boatswain's Mate........ Mr. John llaggcrly The chorus is as follows Mesdames H. Harkine, W. B. Crouse, t. Osborn. W. Wilbur, E. Linn, C. W. Waters D V- S'ranahau, aud Misses Hal- tie Reis, Hattie Hall, Georgie Wilbur, Au- gusta Kirberger, Carrie GreenUind, Minnie Hewgerty. Grace Davis, Flossie llinton, Gertie Hinton, Jennie Matthews, Minnie Kirberger, Emma Benzino, Maggie Young, Nellie Luce, Minnie Metzgar. Messrs. A. W. Morck, H. A. Messenger, L. James, H. Gross, W. W. Spencer, G. H. King, A. T. Knowlson, Geo. Conrath, F. H. Howard, Lloyd Goodrich, C. Henry, H. Gruaeter, W. Allen, J. R. Adams, L. L. R.VKDOT.PH, N. Y., April Last even- at o'clock, the village of Randolph visiied by tiie, consuming in all eiiiiiiii-ou Tue fire i-nginaled in .i.MiHi si-ire, on Jamestown s'.-eei, bitrni .4- tiie cteek to the rtsi- d-nce of where nl niiduigui uie ctniila-Eifiuo't was stopped. Between ruo d-'dor's honfe and his- office is a tioase and the iLuces being unable to over- reach the space the lire was here g it under cortrcl. All tiie household goods were re- from several houses beyond, as it seemed ab it Uie whole street was doomed to be burned. The loss will prob-.ibly sevcatv-iive aolhus. We are un- able to learn the amoilnr, of insurance. It is the most destructive flre that ever visited the village of Randolph and had the been supplied with, a good fire engine department the calamity might have been averted. The Jamestown fire department held itself in readiness, to go but were not called. _ GEN GRANT'S H.KALTH BETTER. NEW YORK, April 39 -The ulcerated por- tion of General Grant's threat, from which the tissues have been sloughed away have- materially improved. Tne cancerous trouble at the base of the tongue is neithci lessened nor is it at present aggressive. It is simply quiescent. Meantime the general system is itr proved. The weather of the last two days and that of to-day although unpleasant to persons out of doors hac been as atonic to the system and spirit of General Grant. That depressing element of the warmer days is wanting and the pa t'ent feels brighter and more vigorous He has now so far improved physically that his mind is becoming engaged wit the blocking out of work upon his book This occupies his faculties and the l good. AFGHANS WIN VICTORY. .BRUSSELS, April The Independence Beige publishes, under reserve, but from an FJFTT YEARS OF HAPPINESS. Cards are out for :he celebration of the fif iefh anniversary cf the marriage of Mr. and Mrs. S. H. Cogswell, on Friday even- in May 15. In this modern age of thought ami action the occasions upon which fiftieth anniversaries are celebrated are be- coming painfully scarce. Semi-centennials are considered old fashioned, but among those who still care for them and look for- ward to them they represent a virtue and constancy worthy of universal imitation. Mr. and Mrs. Cogswell will no doubt have a houseful of friends on tueir new -wed- ding day. It A C T A T THE RINK. CLARENDJN AT A GLANCE. T. H Cogswell, of the Warren .gar Works, of Warren, Pa., was iu town ist Tuesday. Ed. Vv'alker, of Wanx-n. wj.3 in town the r-t Dart of mid week. Mr Mrs. W. D. Buckliu, who h-.ive isili-jg f'ric-nds and relsilives in Titusviilvj, tturned home 1-isi night. E W. Geer, ol w-.is in town Mon- "'i-IeniV Jones, better known as msucwi-dedin gel ting the hir'jesf, nuni- ier ot trout 01 the season, uy catching IbO Mie day labt week. The rest, of the fishers iave ail thrown up both hands. The Clarendon Orchestra played for a dance last Fiiday night in Irvuieton, to they gave the best of satisfaction. Henry iLnvard moved last Tuesday into lew q-iarrers on High Street. A. R- Balmy, who has been our popular clothing moved his stoi-e to Re- nova, Pa. He has taken his clerk, W. M. Dunham, wish liim. We wish them the best of sue -ess. Jas. Brown spent part of last week in Sheffield, He returned home on Monday. North Clarendon, April 29. The following challenge has.beeu accept- ed by C. L. McNett, of North Clarendon and Albert Ritzenthaler, of Warren JAMESTOWN, April I hereby chal- lenge to sxate any two fast skaters in Pa., a race on roller skates, each man to skate two nnd one-half mll< s while I skate fivp miles, the rare to be skated Saturd-iy. Aliiy 2, in. the Warren rink, Warren, Pa for or sjioO a side. C. Al. HARRISON. A RECTORY TO BE JJUILT. As a result of some quiet agitation dur- ing the past few weeks, the mec'-bers of Trinify Memorial Church have deeided to build a rectory for the tbe Rev. A. T.ie site churien is on High street, on land owns I by Mr. 'L'owlo- bvgun'within a fow weeks, 'and Rvan will be iu posaessiioa ol THENAEROW GUAGESOLD BOUGHT IN BY TJTA BOXD HOLDERS FOR ____ THE COMPANY TO BE REORGANIZED ON ANEW BASIS AXD THE ROAD AND ITS EQUIPMENT IMPROVED. All the rights, titles, franchises and prop- erty of the Warren and Farnsworth Valley Hailrrad Cctmpany were sold at public sale in the Court House at 10 o'clock yesterday morning. The road was sold by W. E. Rice, commissioner, at the suit of C. W. Stone, trustee, and was bought in by the bond- holders for By this sale the road does not in reality, pass out of the hands ol its former owners. The new company, or more technically speaking, "the persons by whom aud for whose account the prop- erty and franchises of the Warren ami Farnsworth Valley Railroad Company were purchased at the sale of the same by W. E. Rice, commissioner appointed by the Coutv of Common Pleas of Warren County.sitting, in will meet at the office of Wet- more, Noyes and Hinckley, in Warren on Friday evening, May 15, for the pi-rpose Of organization, as provided by act of As- semblv. It is understood that it is the purpose Of the new organization to improve the road- bed mid general equipment of the road as much as possible during ihe summer, and to hold itself in rediness to extend its line, or build new branches should the develop- ment of the Warren and Forest county oil fields mnivc such improvement necessary profitable. For some time the road has been'in a condition of financial uncertainty. The only way out of the trouble was a sale ot all its property, rights and franchises. Iu the minds of the bondholders there is no is th-ii, the close Work on the Sugar Grove inilm-.d is progressing si nvly but surely. The sur- vey S :ire as sand
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