PEDDICORD, JASPER J. mentioned in story of men in their youth. NB: dupe. one of these has the wrong year in date.

marnweeks Member Photo

Clipped by marnweeks

 - De- Order whom Veale by' Bemenl about and John...
De- Order whom Veale by' Bemenl about and John Martin Decn- O'Harra Mr. Cuni- their found police windows Maris several the the of town out and of the other 1258 city that protection. for conference the interests the the labor his on his oi u whole many increased. occurred points has Much sure, bul ol throughout "Million behind good in the yeur. last thi Wnr- the pulpit Springfield G. the homo with QOV. OQLE8BY DELIVERS DEDICATORY SPEECH. THE A (treat riulherliiK ol Tnu Kllte or lluiii- tlir to WltneiM Tliu Dedication of I'ow- er'n MHiculfl«leiit Tli»*ulnn Hhrlnp -W. It. Crnn«'H New Comedy. The audience which attended the formal opening of Power's Grand Opera hous last evening was all that any manager could have desired. The beauty, wealth, dignity and intelligence of tur never were better represented in single group. At an early hour after sunset people began to gather on tho sidewalks in front ot the mugtiittcotit building to see the play-goers asBeiiiblu. By 7:30 o'clock the sidewalk upptisite the main entrance WUH literally packed with humanity. 1C tho people on the sidewalk could riot attend the performance they at least hud tho bluKneil privilege of looking at those- who did go. All the seats in the balcony ami the lower door had been sold in and as soon as the box ollice w as the evening there was a good demand for stundirg room on tho tirst floor tho gallery tickets went on* like hot cakes. The house was not uncomfortably packed but it was fairly filled. Shortly before 8 o'clock the curtuin and Manager Frank Haines came on stage, preceding Ex-Gov. Oglesby, was presented to the audience. When the applause had subsided the governor proceeded to deliver a brief dedicatory speech. At first he was evidently with a little stage fright, for, although he has faced hundreds of audiences, sight of so many ot his old acquaintances, together with their manly sons and beautiful daughters, staggered him for n moment. It wus only for a however, for he soon found his fountain of eloquence and delivered a beautiful and appropriate address. He paid glowing tribute to the drama, tracing its history fur back before tho birtlt of civilization to the primitive) war dances of the smvagos, and predicting that it would h \ a as long as human nature exists, He terred feelingly to the exhibitions were given in Decatur fifty years ago when he and Orlando Powers, Jasper Peddicord, Jerome Gorin, Edmiston McClelland nnd others whom ho named were young men, nnd compared tho village hall of that day with tho magnificent temple which was to be dedicated this evening. He referred in elegant words to Mr. Orlando Powers, who come to this city fifty or more years ago, had grown and expanded with the growth and expansion ot the city, and he extolled his magnificent generosity in providing such a place the amusement-loving people of Decatur. In conclusion he said: "In the name of good feeling, in the the beauty and genious here assembled, and in the name of Orlando Powers, dedicate this magnigcent temple of drama to the people of Decatur and theatre-going people of the state of Illinois." The remarks of the honorable speaker were frequently interrupted applause which wns liberally renewed the conclusion. Of the play presented by Mr. H. Crane and his supporting company fair criticism is not expected and wil not be given by TUB DESPATCH. it to say Mr. Crane made the most part he assumed, and his company composed of excellent performers. Tho play is a new one and a criticism ol will be left for the Chicago papers, it is to be presented at the Chicago Opera house next week. It is pretty safe to say, however, that tho double bill to be given this evening will more acceptable to the audience than the performance of last night. Among the people from abroad were noticed at the Grand Opera opening were C. E. Rhoades, D. II. Monticello; W. S. Worthum, Timeolu Mrs. Williams, Mrs. Lewis, Shaw of Tnylorville; Miss Maggie Donahue, sister of J. Donahue of The Review, from Jacksonville: Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Miller of Blua Mound; H. C. Kaylor and; family ol Elwin, Miss Maude Martin ot W win, Tnylorville of Boody, William T. of Blue Mound, Mr. Ed, Smith and wife from California, Dr. Warner and family of Clinton, Edmondson of Maron, Mrs. To) land daughter from California, O. M. Mt Zion, Frank Bnlliiger of Chenoa Dr. A. M. Collins und N. Xolocker of Argent H, Mr. C. A. Kunyiuic Miss Lilly Rennrd, Maggie Bunynn, Dayton Lincoln and C. Bunyan ot Hammond, III., W. C. Warfield, Miss Ater, Harry Green, Stella Green, Dr. E. Elslager, Miss Hnrlnin, V. W. Luln Weeins, Mr. H. Zinn and 1 'family and Mr. N. Crissy of Cerro Gordo

Clipped from
  1. The Decatur Daily Despatch,
  2. 10 Sep 1890, Wed,
  3. Page 4

marnweeks Member Photo
  • — PEDDICORD, JASPER J. mentioned in story of men in their youth. NB: dupe. one of these has the wrong year in date.

    Clipped by marnweeks – 19 Dec 2012

Want to comment on this Clipping? Sign up for a free account, or sign in