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FRIDAY, FEMtl'AKY 2l, 1881.
By Wtt.sox Bahrktt.
, All who saw "The Romany Rye," at tho
Princoss's Theatre, mint have soon and
admired the do- "Lion," lor he never
missed a iierformanee, never sent a doctor's
certificate for cold, sore throat, or stage
indisposition of any kind, nor did he ever
even hint that he required "a night off"
for a rest or holiday. A big hondsome
fellow, he was, with a g-eossy curly blaclc
coat that shone in the sun and the ifn, like
a inas of spun jet ! A noble head and
face, and soft, deep brown, thanghtfnl eyes,
that at times gave yon a look' which was
startling, so hnman was it humanity at its
besc, 1 mean. A favorite with the audience,
''Lion," was loved by the actors, and par
ticularly so by his pretty young mistress,
CJerty lleckett, to whom, in return, he was
devotedly attached. "Lion's" first appear
ance on any stage was in "The "Romany
Rye," and his part Avas a very good and a
very important one. In the first act he had
to leap on to the stage at the call of his
mistress, who had lost her way in a wood,
and had there met with the Romany Rye,
for whose edification she put '"'Lion"
through some of his tricks, Avhich included
balancing a biscuit on his uose at the word
"trust," and tossing it up in the air and
catching it in his mouth at the intimation
that, it was "paid for." Then he would
stand on his hind-legs, with his front paws
on Gerty's .shoulders, and kiss her when she
asked him to do so. In the second act, his
part became pathetic. The scene was laid
in a bird-fancier's shop in Seven Dials.
Gerty was there, sobbing over the misdeeds
of her wicked old thief of a grandfather
lamenting her lonely life when "Lion" had
to walk gravely on, look at her in a sym
pathizing manner and give her one of his
.paws and a loving kiss, which expressed
in pantomime language "What is your
trouble, missie tell me I'll help you if I
can, although I'm only a dog?" This was
so graphically done by "Lion" that the
audience thoroughly understood what he
meant; a result not always achieved by
There was trouble in this scene at the
first rehearsals. The live rabbits, birds;
guinea-pigs, distracted "Lion" sorely, and
it was a long time before he could be weaned
from poking his nose against the cages,
and upsetting the tenants thereof. Another
diiliculty was to induce him to go upon the
stage at the exact cue, and to keep him
from following his mistress the moment she
entered. Jle had, indeed, to be held back
forcibly a proceeding, 1 may remark,
which only a great friend of his dared
At the earlier rehearsals if Avas almost
touching to see his struggles to comprehend
his instructions. However, he quickly
learned Avhat Avas Avanted of him; m.wI n.
victory over any diilicult bit of "business"
Avas invariably signalized by a joyous bark,
the holding out of a paw to his mistress,
and a wag of the bushy tail, which said
plainly enough to all avIio had studied dog
language. "1 understand nowf why did
you not put it in that way before?" What
he once learned he never forgot. Naturally
he became a great pet behind the scents ;
everybody wanted to pat him on the head ;
everybody wanted to shake a paw with him;
and everybody brought him something to
eat. Among the hundreds employed about
the theatre, "Lion" got a little 'bothered,
very tired of paw-shaking, and naturally
over-fed. This resulted in a notice from
the management that no one was to touch
or speak to -'Lion" during rehearsals or
performances. Some wag was prompted to
draw with chalk a circle round "Lion's"
corner, and (o write in large letters, "Boycotted."-
And Boycotted he certainly Ava's.
"Lion" looked at his chalked ring, and at
his whilom friends, who now held aloof
from him, with an oddly perplexed air; and
it was evident that the sudden change from
great popularity to the apparent bitter frost
of almost universal neglect (a change which
has ere now been felt by greater actors
than "Lion,") rather damped his spirits;
but the caress of his beloved mistress al
Avays cheered him, and put him in a good
Ah! what would become of most men
and dogs without (he kind word and caress
of their beloved mistresses when all others
are cold, callous, and different? Poor,
helpless, impressionable creatures are most
men and dogs.
When the first night of performance
came the manager felt exceedingly ner
vous as to what '-Lion" would do if the
audience applauded him. What he did do
at the first burst of applause was to look
round at the house with a Marl and a snort
of surprise, and for a moment it was doubt
ful whether he Avould not leap the footlights,
and iv . a-muck at those who had been
guilty of Avhat he evident "y considered was
an interruption to his performance. How
ever, a Avord from Gerty recalled his
wandering attention, and he finished his
scene correctly enough. At the end of the
act he was the recipient of an enthusiastic
call, and afterwards in (he papers he was
rewarded by most eulogistic notices, all of
which were read out to him by his young
mistress to his evident satisfaction". He
liked them all, particularly the one Avhich
said that his "Avas the most finished per
formance in the piece" ; and Avhen she
read to him the opinion of one critic, that
"he .showed a complete mastery of the art
Avhich conceals art," he nearly vagged his
tiiil and himself out of existence altogether.
I am afraid "Lion" about this time got to
be just a Icclk vain, and hankered rather
anxiously after approbation. Indeed, he
who at his first round of applause seemed a
little annoyed and very much astonished,
greAV less like a dog and more like an actor
nightly, and instead of being angry and
surprised Avhen he 77 gel applause, began
to sIioav his teeth and "contempt for the in
tellectual quality and understanding of his
audience Avhen lie did not. lie grew very
fond of the noisy concussion of friendly
palms, and especially fond of taking his
call at the end of the act.
In the wood Gerty had tied up a little
bundle of wild-llowers in her handkerchief,
and had given them to "Lion" to carry.
T'-ese, after his exit, Avere kepi in the
prompt-entrance until the end of the act,
and, Avhen all the rest of the characters had
crossed the stage in front of the curtain,
"Lion" Avould Avalk gravely to the prompt
entrance, and, Avithout being told, Avould
take up the little bundle and" bound across
the stage, getting the best reception of the
evening, like the star that he Was.
He soon got to know exactly the time of
his entrances, and Avould lie doAvn quietly in
the Avings until he heard the music Avhich
preceded them, and then he Avould get up,
and Avith a shake of his glos-vy hide, pull
himself together and go on for his scene.
lie ahvays accompanied his young mis
tress fro n her hone to the theatre, and as
she prepared to start his joy became most
boisterous. He Avould get noisy and im
patient if she delayed her departure, as she,
for mischief, Avould sometimes do to tease
him. He Avould seize a little hand-bag
Avhich she ahvays carried, and rush with it
to the door, then drop it, and run barking
back, then jump up to her shoulders,
alternately kissing and scolding her for
He got passionately attached to the the
atre and his part, and never' seemed so
happy as Avhen acting. During the run of
"The Romany Itye," needing a holiday,
the original Gerty lleckett was replaced
by another lady. This bothered "Lion"
terribly; of course he missed her from his
nome, out he evidently expected to find her
at the theatre. When, however, he got
upon the stage and found a stranger there,
he gave a little wine, and went through his
part with a distracted and puzzled air look
ing evrey hoav and then to the wings, as if
for an explanation, or in the expectation
thai his former mistress must appear in a
moment. When he made his exit, he went
peering up and doAvn the wings as if in
search of her; and, to make matters worse,
Avhen his call came, as usual, somebody had
walked off with his bundle of Ilowers.
In vain the audience applauded, and called
for "Lion." AVithout his bundle "Lion"
would not budge, but stood in the prompt
box barking at the prompter, avIio was for
the moment at a loss to understand what
was wanted. The Prince and Princess of
Wales were present, and they, too, Avere
applauding for "Lion" but even for Roy
alty "Lion" would not goon, nor for the
prompter's scoldings. "Go on, 'Lion,' "
"Go on, sir," said the prompter. "Bow,
wow, avow!" expostulated "Lion." At
last somebody suddenly remembered the
Mowers, and pushed a little hand-basket
between his teeth, "Lion," with a growling
held on to them, and went rather sulkily on
for his call.
Most, things come to an end; so did the
run of "The .Romany Rye," and with it
"Lion's" career'as an actor.
The play being changed, "Lion's" young
mistress had to leave for the theatre' with
out him. The poor felloAV had prepared to
start with her, as usual; but, to his aston
ishment and grief, he was held back in the
doorway, and the cab, into which he had
always jumped so joyously, drove off with
out him. llo struggled to 1'oHoav, but Avas
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C. BBEWER & GO.
Oircr for Sale tlio Cargo of tho
Tin: I'ot.i nMNu
LIST OF HCHA1ISB,
Light Epris' Wagons
E Top Can luges.
Com. Wood Chnli,
Fine Molnni? Shook.,
he Chests Not, 2, :!, and r,
Lobstei, llbtns; Bean,Mbtns
Hay Cutters, Nos. 1, 2, & 3.
Fairbanks Scale, Nos. 7,8,10 A: ll'f
(Yiitrilugal Lining, 1 1 Inch ;
Oomp. Nails 1 ij, . inch.
Manila Cimlunc, .Worlert:
Galvanized Fence Staple,
FARMERS BOILERS, 20 AND 25 BALLS, j
Sisal Hope, Assorted,
Aincs' Shin els,
Y. METAJ. SHEATHING
Hi, 18, i0, U2, 2 1 and 20 o. ;
Hair Mattresses I
GiindMones Hubber IIo-c,
Hide Poison, Barbed
Wire, Refined lion,
ANNEALED FENCE WIRE.
Gnlvaniid Sciews and Washeis.
A NEW INVOICE OF
PACE'S PRIVATE STOCK
has .iust hei:n iu:cj:ivi:i
r'!' Ha b Foil Street.
i: i.ati: AiutivAi.s
T JJturrels, ITi-onIi
2H A. S. CLEGHORN & CO.
Tin, Copper and Sheet Iron Worker,
Plumber, Gab Fitter, &c.
Stoves and Ranges
of all kinds.
Plumbers' fetock and metals,
House Furnishing Goods,
7? Chandeliers, Lumps, &c.
F. HORN, Practical Confectioner,
Pastry Cook and Baker.
No. 71 Hotel st. Toloplm 7-1.
rpjlK I'ndn Jt'iud 1'it.pikior of ilit
PIONEER SftAX CANDY FACTORY
de-dres to Infoi in his pation mid the pub
lie m-neiallj- Hint notwithstanding the
recent DISASTROUS PI UK, has elected
A NEW FACTORY and BAKERY,
On a much more Extend vc Scale which
,1s now In Feu. Oi'i:uation, and which
will be in complete working ouler by an
Kail' Auh.il of new Machinery and
Tooliij and is now again piep.ued to
CHOICEST PURE CANDIES
and will always have on hand Ids deli
cious Fresh .Made
VANILLA CHOCOLATE CREAMS,
RICH NUGAT IN BARS,
SUGAR ROASTED ALMONDS,
CREAM CANDIES or gleat Vailcty SOI T
Gum Drops, and Gum Fruit
Of all dc-eiiplionb. All those Homo
Made Fiesli and l'ure Confections, I sell
.it r,0 cents PER POUND.
RICH WEDDING CAKE
Or the Finest Flaor, in all sizes always
i.u hand ami ornamented in the
most artistic style.
always ftesb, as also
Home Made Mince Meat
loi sale at CO cents pei pound.
"Will reecho, per Coiisuelo tho balance
of my new maeblueiy ol the newest de
signs I'oriiianulaeturing all descriptions
of plain Candies; thanking the public
for piewous liberal patronage and so.
boiling 11 continuance! of same.
.Piactical Confectioner and P.islvy Cook;
'l 1 1 n 111.11 stand. 71 Hotel stiect
1. 0. Bo No. 75;. . . .-Telephone No. 7J
CBIE TO LICH
You can ui.t tiii; jn:sr ix town i'hom
H. JJ. NOLTE,
THE BEAVER SALOON,
WHERE YOU MEET EVERYBODY.
A Cup of Tea or Coffee !
At All Ho ill's,
ami Tin: ristnsr ijhaxds of
. Figaro, Flor do Cuba,
Coney Island, etc., etc., etc
NOLTE. NOLTE. NOLTE
DRY GOODS STORE
King Stiect, (Near Castle & Cooke's)
P. A. DIAS
Uegs to inform the public geneially
th.it be has leceived a choice lot of .
Indies' Underwear, Stockings, Muslins,
Silks, Satins, Kid Gloves, Worsted,
ItibboiiB, Slippeis, &c, Sc,
Stockings, Socks, Shoes, etc.,
and a line ascoitmcnt of
Gouts a iul Boys Clothing-
Hats, Hoots, Shoes, etc.,
All of which will be SOLD CHEAPER
than any other More in town.
DALLY BULLETIN JOB PRJNT1N6 0FF1C
liilb ol Ladlnir
HilfilK'SiB Cur '.
Book Wi 1'k
Concert 1'iogi'ni .
II Hid 1)111,
1 11 1 lion I'.oi les
cSP(?5SEsSSSSsBII " pll,"N
X H nraVt Bfit-7 Sliiiw Cuds
7S$I ltoMm 'sblpplug Iteco'iR
WHSSmamii Vf!B7 Veiling Cauls
AND EVERY TJEBORIPTION OP
Plain and Ornamental Printing,
Executed with neatness anrt dispatch.
n. m. cnnwMjY.
78 King Gtrcot.
1 H. K K.
HANUFACtUREnS OF FURHnURfi
IMPORTED and HAWAIIAN
Elegant Covcrincrs and Trimmings.
"iiostoa" nmi vifAi.iii:.vi:"
Not to he suip.i'-scd in
Durability, Comfort, and Price.
Several PALOJt SKTS.f 10111 $C0 tipwaids
Any sized House furnished
On the installment Plan
Ladles Needle work mounted and up.
UoKleied, lestiilled and eovuied in be-t
Stylc-AT LOAVEST HATP.S.
Remember : 78 Kin' Street
And Sheet Iron Woikei. Tanks
and Cnnlcis made to order. Particular
attention paid to Repair Work. Onlcis
left at K. .Moot e's Machine Shop, King
stieel, will bu piomptly attended to.
A P U R E, W II 0 L E S O JI E, R E
. FRESHING, HEALTHFUL
Accoiding to the Implicit and best inedi.
Manufdctoiy, : : : No. l.5 Liliha SIS
P. O. I3o.-, 379. Telephone, 281.
BSy"All outers receive piompt attention.
Yes, and wc sell
As L,ov si llc LowchL :
and don't anybody forget it.
Wc sell New Hedfoid Rope, and any
retailer knows how it will hold out in
We also have the 1110M, vniiort assort
kept by any house this side of the Rocky
Mountains, such as
Hemp and Manila Coidage, all si'cs,
Artesian "Well Holing Ropes,
Manila llawseM.'Wire Rope,
Cotton and Hemp Duck and Twine,
Galvanized Maiine Ilaulwarc,
PAINTS AND OILS,
Pine Copper Sheathing, U, 1Q& 18 07
Yellow Metal and Nails, 1-1 to 28 07.
Copper Paint (Tair & "Wonsin's)
Whale Boats, Boat Stocks,
Gal. Boat Nails, all kinds and sizes,
And 1001 other things too numeroun
to mention Also, agents for
Perry Mavis' Pain Killer,
Brand & Pieice's Bomb aims mid
Bomb Lances, kc, &c,
All of which we will sell at tho
SM ly A. W. Peircc & Vo.
Horse Shoeing a ttpeclally
A Jlrst-class man being specially ent;aged
for that woik.
Ship ami Wagon work faithful!)
Shop on tho Esplunaile, op. Hopjier'H.201
Otalifornia Redwood Oomp'y,
Ofllci's, Kil Gunge- Street, Edinburgh,
California lledwood Co.,
100 C'nliffiiiiln Stieet, . . San Friiiiclsco,
Kiiruk;ii, Trinidad, Humboldt Co., Cal.
I i Company is prepaid! to contract
-L for cargoes of C.ilfoi nla Redwood
to bo shipped diiect ;iom their mills at
cuirent mat ket pi leys.
The Company v'.il load ships, sent to
an 1'iauclsco or Humboldt Bay, or will
furnish cargoescost, freight and Iusttr.
FALKER BELL & CO., Agents.
071 Dm San Francisco,
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