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ROOF GARDENS OPEN.
Lively Preparation for Hot Weather
II Cohan ar.d his company will open
to-morrow ni^ht the Aerial Gardens on the roof
of the Amsterdam Theatre, and at the same time
Mr Hammerstein will begin the eighth season
of his i-u'ruuer amusement Paradise Roof Gar
den, on top of the Victoria and Belasco theatres.
Thepe. with His Honor the Mayor," which be
gins a summer season at Wallack's, and the
Jardin de Pan.-, on top of the New York and
Criterion theatres, are the new attractions to
bid for public favor. Mr Cohan will appear in
a revised edition of "Running for Office," which
he has named "The Honeymooners." in which
he win play Augustus Wright, a footbali player.
He will be assisted by Jerry J. and Mrs. Helen
F. Cohan, his lather and mother: Miss Gertrude
Hoffman, and chorus. One of the new songs Mr.
Cohan will sing is calied 'We'd Thank You Very
Kindly, Mr. Bingham."
At the Paradise Rnof Garden Mr. Hammer
etein will offer what he- calls "elevated vaude
ville." For the opening night he announces an
Illusion known as "Cremation," which has al
ready been described in these columns. It was
brought from the Alhambra Theatre. London.
The vaudeville bill includes "The Old Farm,"
"The Mute Review." Les Camille Trio, Bai
nold's dogs and monkeys, "Gus" Edwards's fif
teen school boys and girls and a Southern sketch.
There wi!l be the usua! daily matinees in the
Victoria Theatre of Varieties.
"Hia Honor the Mayor," which begins a sum
mer season at Wallack's to-morrow night, was
the attraction at this house for a time last sea
son, after closing at the New York Theatre. It
is announced that nearly all of the old cast haa
been retained. Harry Kelly will appear as Dea
con Flood. Miss Mabel Hollins as Daisy and Mi.-s
Janet Priest as Miss Flood. Others in the cast
are Fletcher Norton. Harry Stuart. William W.
Black. Lois E. Tabor. Miss Lora Lleb, Frederick
Van P.ensselaer, JfTnn H. Pratt and Miss Cath
erine Tanner. Some novelties in dancing will
be introduced by Alfred E. Aarons's "dancing
dolls." the Misses Eva Marlow, Carrie and Florie
Poltz. Maude Crossland. Martha Edmonds. Ethel
Rcebud ami Lily De Grasse. A feature of the
second act is a roller skating ballet.
"The Chorus Lady,' 'The Prince of Pllsen"
and "The Builders" closed for the season Satur
day night Miss Stahl and "The Chorus Lady"
I go to Chicago for a summer engagement. It ls
F announcer] that the Astor will open next season
with Raymond Hitchcock in "The Yankee Tour
tlisa ';>'rg<\ who closed her season at
Wallace's Thursday night, sailed for London
yesterday, w here she will appear at the Duke
rt Code's Theatre for several weeks in "Divor
cons." Some of Hie attractions that will continue
• r.y. in "Tne Orchid," at Lew Fields'
Herald Square Theatre; "The Man of the
Hour." at the Savoy: "The Rose of the Rancho,"
at the Belaaoo: "The Boys of Company B" at
the Lyceum; "The Road to Yesterday." at the
Lyric; Mme. Nazimova, in "Comtesse Co-
Quette." at the P.ij"u; "Fascinating Flora." at
aslno; Mr. Collier. In "Caught ln the Rain,"
a? the Garriek; "Brewster's Millions." at the
Hudson; "The Red Ml!i." at the Knickerbocker;
Mis;- Anns Held, in The Parisian Model," at the
Broadway; the Van den Berg Opera Company,
at the West End, and "Wine, Woman and Song"
a 1 the Circle.
Mr. Ziegfeld announces new faces and new
acts for the second week of his Jcrdin de Paris
on top of the Xew York and Criterion theatres.
Miss Daisy James comes from the London Em
pire. She sings and dances. Mme. Celia Gal
ley, another visitor, comes from Paris. She
dances, too, and gives imitations of Bernhardt,
Rejane and Yvette Gullbert. Le Domino Rouge
comes back this year as Mme. Dazie to give the
dances of all nations. The London Empire pict
ures and statuary this week include Miss Ellen
Terry as Lady Macbeth.
A group of singers described as the Royal
Italian Grand Opera Company will appear at the
Academy of Music this week, offering "Carmen"
to-morrow and Saturday nights and Wednesday
matinee; "JUgoletto" Tuesday and Friday
nights; "Cavalleria Rustic-ana" and "Pagllacci"
Wednesday night and Saturday matinee, and
"Faust" Thursday night.- There are a hundred
persons in the company and an orchestra of
thirty-five pieces. Gaetano D'Ameto is the di
The cast of "Carmen" follows:
Cftrmen lliw. Irma Monti lialdini
Micaela Mile. Stella Berd
Krasquita Mm*-. All)^rt!na M.-:rgnlitrit
Mercedt* time. Emma HI
Don teat Aniiii'o Alemanl
BsaaaiUlo Anfc>llnl Kornarl
"untc.-j Oiuaeppe Perlnl
Morales ; Giovanni cotregon*
Poncairo ...'. G. Cast
Bfni'miiHil'i Gaeparo Cesare
"Th Bohemian Girt" 1? the offering this week
of tho Van den Berg Opera Company at the
West Eii'l T!;- ;itre. This organization is in it»
fourth we* k at th^ West End. Hubert Wllkes
will be Count Arnheim. Others in the cast will
Ye Miss Bertha Phaleh. Miss Alice Graft Benson.
Miss Roscmarie Campbell, Vernon Btyles,
Thomas Bpringer and Harry C. Dodd.
"When Knighthood Was in Flower" will he
revived this week at the Fifth Avenu» Theatre.
by Keith & Proctor's Stock Company, with Miss
Edna May Spoon^r impersonating the leading
character. There will be. as usual, a vaudeville
bill at the 129 th street house, headed by William
J. Kelley an.', coj ipeny. At the Harlem Opera
House the stock company will appear in "The
Middleman." and at the 23d street house Mr.
and Mrs. Sidney 1 >rev- will head the bill. At
the 58th street end Union Square houses there
rill be new vaudeville attractions.
Mr. Will isms announces the last week of the
Reason at his Colonial Theatre. The bill is
headed by George H. Primrose and his company
of Briastreis. 1 \),sr3 on the bill are Nat If.
Wills. Wlfiiani CourUeigh. Mise Vera. Michelena,
who was with 'The Tourists." and the Hadden-
Fittpatrick company in a playlet called "The
Turn of the Tide." Mr. Williams's Alhanbra
Theatre will remain ->pen for some weeks.
Ernest Hogan. the "unbleached American"- the
Exposition Four, the Otto Brothers. Miss Laura
Bennett and Joseph Maxwell and company are
among those on the bill this week.
The Rogers Brothers will appear next season
ln a new piece ca::ed "The Rogers Brothers In
Mine. Nazimova'e engagement at the Bijou
in "Comtesse Coquette" will end a week from
next Saturday night, it is announced. There
•will b<- the usual matinees this week. Mmo.
Ntsimova will op^r. the sc?.Bon at this house on
September - in ihe same piece, but expects to
produce several new plays during the season.
"Fascinating Flora." the Casino attraction,
begins the third week to-morrow night, m^ts
Adcle Bitchte. Miss Ada Lewis and Mr. Harrison
axe the leading person?; in this piece.
This weeks offering at the Grand Opera
House U "The Shoo-Fly Regiment," with the
negro comedians, CoJe and Johnson, as the prin
•HN THE ORIENT," AT DREAMLAND, CONEY ISLAND.
clpals. The concert at this house to-nißht ls
for the benefit of the employes.
At Tony Pastor's this week will he seen Frank
Busch, the Jepter; Vernon, the ventriloquist;
Whalen and West, sinpers and dancers, and
William Collier ls entering his seventh month
in "Caught in the Rain" at the Garrlck Theatre.
The usual matinees are announced fur this week.
Mesers. Montgomery anil Stone will continue
In "The Red Mill" at tho Knickerbocker through
out the summer. "If he would only say h>- loved
me" is a new number in the s nd
"The Road to Yesterday" is still at the Lyric
Miss Helen Ware quit tho cast on Saturday
night. She has been engaged as Mr. Daly's
leading woman for his Berkeley Lyceum '
tre productions next season.
Eddie Foy in "The Orchid" will soon make M*>
one hundredth appearance in that piece, which
Is the attraction at Lew F.-Ms's Herald Square
Theatre. A new feature la ah Imitation of
Miss Valeska Suratt. the "Gibson Girl." by Miss
Miss Anna Held is in the eighth month of her
engagement at the Broadway Theatre in "The
"The Man of the Hour" continues to attmct
audiences to the. Savoy Theatre. The 22 r ,th per
formance of this piece occurs June in.
"The Rose of the Rancho" will be at the Be-
With his orchestra he opens
the summer season at St.
Nicholas Gardens on the
evening of June 6.
lasco throughout the month of Juno. Miss
Starr's special matinees are a feature.
Golden City, the newest amusement place, was
formally opened for the season on Memorial
Day. It is announced that all the attractions
will be running to-day. Golden City ls at
Canarsie, on Jamaica Bay. Kinp Pharaoh, the
educated horse, is one "f the numerous attrac
tions. "Robinson Crusoe," a scenic production;
"The Human Laundry," "Down the Niagara,"
the "(Jerman Village" anil a free circus are
jimonj,' the principal features at this place.
Beginning on Thursday evening the Rt. Nich
olas Fkating Rink will l.c known as St. Nicho
las Gardens. Franz Kaltenborn and ins sym
phony orchestra will be the attraction for the
summer. Several soloists have bee* engaged.
The opening of the Jamestown exposition is
shown <>n the cinematograph .it the Eden Musee.
The President in seen landins Erom the yacht
Dolphin, ami lau-r s^fi, delivi ring his opening
speech in the grandstand. Other attractions ;ire
the Hungarian Band and the World in Wax.
SOTHERN AND MARLOWE HERE.
Will Close Season with Two Weeks' Engage
ment at Academy.
As already announced in Tho Tribune, Mr.
Sothern and Miss Marlowe v-ill closi their season
with a two we.-ks' engagement at the Academy of
Music, beglnn:riK a week from to-morrow ni^ht. It
is announced that thei have >'■- :lded to offer only
three plays during this engagement— "Romeo .ml
Juliet." every nlt-'ht ;ind matinee of the Brst week;
"Hamlet." the first three night* of the c
w.-ek. and "Twelfth Night 1 for the remaining pi .
formances. Next season they will appear ;it the
head of separate companies, hut under the same
There have been unconfirmed rumors alons:
Broadway that the London engagement of Mr.
Sothern ana Miss Marlowe was not successful
financially. At the offices of the management it
was denied, however, that there had been any
losses. The management and others concerned said
they were pleased with the reception accorded the
stars by the public and the press. The London en
gagement closed Friday night.
CONEY ISLAND'S ATTRACTIONS.
With the budding of the June rosa the manage
ment of Coney Island's two popular amuseni?r.t en
terprises, Luna Park and Dreamland, look forward
to entertaining all New York and everybody that
comes to New York. Memorial Day brought the
greatest number of rr.rn, women a.id children to
these amusements so far this season, and to-day
the press agents of me "only chows on tr.a Island"
expect to set the real oldilitie Sunday gathering.
At both Luna Park and Dreamland all tne attrac
tions, new and old. are open, ln the arrangement
of entertainments this year, both Mr. Thompson
and Mr. Reynolds have had the children in mind.
There nre new forms of amusement (or the boys
and girls at both places, and the old amusements
have been Unproved. A: Dreamland William .\.
Ellis's "Orleht." "The Feast of Eelshcxza:" and
"The Arabian Nights Up to Date" are among trio
principal attractions. Th.6 automobile scene ln
"The Arabian Nights Up to Date" is BOttiethiLg
new in the form of entertainment tor Coney
Island's visitors. Tha automobile, with "a your.g
woman strapped to it, turns three somersaults be
fore landing on the platform. Other Dreamland
features are the infant incubators, "Piiaraoi's
Daughter," "the Bay of Naples," the Yellowstone
NEW-YORK DAILY TRIBUNE. SUNDAY. JUNE 2. lfK>7.
Mountain ride, the Hel-, n«re whirl under water.
th-> tropics lit tii.> !>!■*.> of tne Ms: eW-ctrlr tower
and th. Dreamland ballroom.
The much heralded "sacred, royal, white eie
phant," Indra, with its attractive tusks, is a new
arrival nt Bostock*s Animal Arena. Imira will be
on view to-day at all performances. Mr. Bostock
one of incir.rs tusks at SLOOO. [ndra has a
compaj i newcomer, In D'Artagnan, the
1 ither ai ena a< is ax< .:id his
Mile DOrcy and her lione, Mme. Morel ll
Mogul Indians In
Because of the crowded condition of the Court of
Luna on Memorial Day, Frederic Thompson has
deciiifi to enlarge the parade walks adjoining "The
Scalator',: and '.'The Tickler" leading to the music
and dani c hall.
Special officers will be Installed to conduct the
crowds. Tho enlargement of these platform walks
will increase the capacity of Luna Park twenty
A COrXTRV CIRCUS.
Performance This Jl r eek for Benefit
of West Side Y. M. C. A.
"A Colossal Combination of costly, <*urious
es" is to b»> p.it on exhibition ln New York
for one night only by the West Bide Young Men's
Christian Association at its Becond country circus,
eld on the evening of Jun» ft. on rhe ai
Oon's atliletic field. fiTth street and Eighth avenue.
In addition, there will be "acrobats of arn.-ixlnj
IRMA MONTI BALDINI.
As Carmen, with the Royal
Italian Grand Opera Com
ANNUA^RCUSOPTHH WEST S,D E V. M. O. A, AT «O. „ WE3T 67TH BTRBET To BE HELD ON TH E ev£n|nq OP
agility." "cachlnation compelling clowns." "eclips
ing equestrians," "limpid lemonade." "pellucid pea
nuts" and all the alliterative adjuncts of a great
This circus, now an annual feature of the. asso
ciation. is. In spite of its professional announce
ments, an amateur affair throughout, with amateur
ring performers, amateur animals and amateur
freaks. With the New Year's reception and the
annual minstrel how. it is regarded by the mem
bers as one of the great social features of the year
when the men from all departments of th« work
join In fun making. The proceeds of the circus go
to the emergency fund of the branch, one of its
pet secret charities. The money in this fund Is
used to relieve distress among members, but th *
work i. so carried on that only the committee on
ft-S snd the auditing officers ever learn who has
been aided. Last year th< circus netted more than
, m for this fund, and this y*ar the. members and
""V 1 ,, A; , 11 c circus is given on the outdoor neid
and all tale** is volunteered, the expenses are lim
ited and the profits large. Even tho boy who will
drive around the street with a big drum to adver
tise the great event has volunteered his services
The coming or the circus early makes itself felt
at the association, particularly in me boys' depart
ment- Almost anywhere, in tue big gymnasium or
In th« social rooms, or in vacation classrooms of
me educational department, serious looking men
will be found earnestly at work, practising as wild
men. living skeletons, missing links .id snake
c.iarmers, while groups will he striving for the.
synchronous gestures essential to three lecued
boys, Siamese twins and the like. The barber's life
is oemj made a burden by the attentions of pros
pective bearded women and albinos. And the pat
ter of the "barkers' practising their art is heard,
in the boys department whole cages of monkey*
and trained roosters and parrots are the rule— in
fact the' whole gymnasium is full cf little simians
Behind closed i!oors too extinct Kiki. fie "subject
of scrutiny of scientists," Is dieting on his exclusive
rood— Kruiicfru'.t .1 barrels of flour and carefully
avoiding' the cameras of the animal writers in
search of evidence.
The circus will consist of two parts— the ring in
wMcn some of the champion Intercollegiate and
doling Men's Christian Association acrobats will
perform and tho olowna and entertainers v.iii give
Mexican bullfights and other specialties, and the
sideshows in th« tents, to be used later ut the boys'
summer ramp. Admission will be 25 cents, and 10
cents additional to secure a look at the "Curious
Creatures. " In case of rain the circus will be held
the first fair day after June 6.
Line of Demarcation Betrceen Real
formers and Mere Agitators.
Paris. May 22.
The parliamentary duel in th« Chamber of
Deputies between M. Alistide Brland. Minister
of Public Education, and M* Jean Jaures.
leader of the so-called revolutionary party
Of "Unified Socialists," who claim to have
at their back the whole of th« working
classes of France, marks a new departure in
French socialism. M. Brland, hlmsolf a Social
ist, pluckily parted company with the "Unified
Socialists." who are more closely allied to an
archists than any other group of Socialists in
Europe, with perhaps tho sole exception of
those in Russia. M. Briand drew a rast-iron
distinction between Socialists who aim at genu
ine reforms and those who preach anti-militar
ism and anarchy. It should be remembered that
M. Brland has done more for real socialism, and
particularly for the liberty of public meetings,
than has been accomplished by any of his prede
cessors In ofllce. Since ISSI the French govern
ment has exercised Its right to grant or with
hold authorization for the gatherings of citizens.
Not a dozen persons could be convened In public
Will impersonate Bantuzza,
with the Royal Italian
Grand Opera Company.
without the rlßk of being dispersed, unless they
had given previous notice to the police.-
The C.lemenceau-Hriand Cabinet, during the
present session of the Chamber, did away with
this survival of Imperialist methods, and con
ferred tho liberty of public meetings. M. Brland
has ever been foremost In Memteg social re
forma, when COn»hKl»d that tho country really
demanded them, and his drastic denunciation of
the "United Socialists" and of the "Confedera
tion GCnerale dv Travail." which he character
lzed as "anarchists." dealt a terrible blow to
the extreme Socialist group and. for the moment
at least, prevents them from exercising any
serious Influence in parliament. Indeed, the so
called "Unified Socialists" are no longer unified.
"Unified socialism" in France now has three
leaders. M. Jean Jaures. M. Guesde and M.
Herve, and their differences of opinion are each
day becoming more marked. Moreover the
"General Confederation of Labor" also has three
leaders. Messrs. GrlfTuelhes. Merrheira and
Pouget, who act independently of the "Unified
Socialists" and of one another. The moment
that any specific Question Is discussed there are
almost as many opinions expressed as there are
individual Socialists. For instance. General
Pictiuart, Minister of War. does not hesitate to
arrest and put in irons conscripts who invoke
their conscientious scruples against the iniquity
of war as a ground for refusing to perform
military »enrk». This vigorous act of the Cab
inot brought the theories of anti-militarism to
a practical issue. M. Jaures is the enemy of
war and of armaments, but expresses his opin
ions after the fashion of a goo.l bourgeois, m.
Qneada calls upon young conscripts to protest
against military service, but does not>encourage
them to offer forcible resistance. M. Herve de
nies the existence of patriotism and caJla upon
At Bostock's arena. Coney Island.
With the Royal Italian Grand
"HIS HONOR THE MAYOR," AT WALLACK'S THEATRE.
his fellow citizens to plant the national flag ln a
dunghill, and if necessary to shoot down officers
of the army.
M. Brland, ln his recent speech ln the Chamber
of Deputies, summoned M. Jaures to come out
"flatfooted" and say whether or not he stood
with M. Herre, and twitted the leader of the
"Unified Socialists" with the remark: "The
anarchists of the General Confederation of La
bor and those who support you do not hesitate
to publish their opinions, but you dare not even
formulate one-half of your own." Thus pushed
to the wall. M. Jaures made the following state
ment: "Do you who rule the republic really be
llev© that the proletariat would consent to sur
render Its native country? If the fatherland
were threatened in its independence. It Is from
the working classes themselves that would issue
forth tho backbone of the national defence.
France has been wounded. Her wound is not
properly healed. It would be her death were
she to let tho sword once more approach her
heart." This concession of M. Jaures to the
national feeling contrasts vividly with the offi
cial utterance of M. Herve. the advocate of antl
militarism, who declared: "The Revolutionary
Socialists will defend the communistic or col
lective regime when they shall havo succeeded
In establishing It In. France. They will defend
It ln case of need against the German pseudo-
Socialists, who ln a paroxysm of Jaundice may
dare to march against our insurrectional com
munes. But they will not give a square Inch
of their skin to defend the bastard fatherlands,
such as are all the fatherlands to-day. Includ
ing republican France." M. Clemeneeau and
M. Briand were right when they said that the
common sense of the French people had be
come irritated by violent forms of strikes im
posed upon tho public by professional agita
tors and by anti-militarism. Tho decision of
the ministry to break with the "Unified Social
ists" has enabled the Cabinet to secure a ma
jority which, to use tho words of M. Clemeneeau.
is "compact, homogeneous and emancipated both
from Its left nn.l right wings, elements which
would hamper all useful efforts."
In the last three weeks M. Brland seems to
have taken upon his own shoulders the task of
directing tho government, and in the recent par
liamentary battle- between the Cabinet and the
"Unified Socialists" the young minister person
ally assumed the lead, and tho victory was due
to his strong individuality. Ho played "off his
own bat." Hitherto the Cabinet had only one
head, but now it appears to have two. One is
M. Clemenceau and the other is M. Brland
They have had several differences of
opinion. Experienced observers predict that
their co-operation cannot last long. M. Clemen
ceau. who Is already tired of office, will, it i,
thought, retire and leave the ground free for the
exploits of his young and energetic colleague
M. BrJanrt hns won th«» confidence of the coun
try and of the Chamber of Deputies H e 3re
Rarded l as the strongest man In French public
life. Unfortunately, his health Is far from
robust. He Is uupposod to be capable of form-
Ing and leading a new party, composed of the
republican groups of tho centre, which for its
working majority shall not be dependent upon
the Extreme Left nor upon the Extreme Right.
( , C. I. B.
An extraordinary state of things has been brought
U> light at Dunkirk on board the Italian three
masted shtp Venetla. which arrived from Chili
She had on board a crew of mixed nationalities!
among them being many Germans and Italians*
who got on badly together, and the police found on
board an Italian who had been for seventy-five
days heavily ironed In such a way that he could
scarcely change his position. He now seems half
There Is a tiny church near the foot of one of
the western Grampians which has a congregation
numbering In the best of weather not more^han
twenty people. On stormy days the number,*
distances 8 " a " m ' mbP " have t0 tray *' considerable
A tourist happened to come across this church
early one Sunday attorn- on. He listened for * bit
but heard no sound, so wont to the rt nw „# .v
"Is the service over?" he asked
Unprecedented Ernte merit for thj
The classic. Immemorial peace which usually
broods over the gray walla and quiet Ti;i !rangl«#
of Oxford 13 to be disturbed this summer by ua»
presented excitements. A: this moment nanj»
fair heads are bent anxiously over brightly co!«
ored stuffs through which busy needles flash b%
and out for the making of the costumes accordlsj
to the precise instructions of antiquarian correct*
ness. Besides those which are made by toe wear*
ers. over three thousand will be supplied a 4
moderate rental by the official eostumer. and th»
amount of thought an 1 responsibility Involved fcj
this detail alone may be measured by the fact that
some of the suits of armor, for Instance, BOBiM
of twenty to thirty separate pieces. But not onl?
Is the eye to be delighted by every allurement et
artistic grace and harmony of color— ia a Baaaha;
of scenes dramatic dialogue win aid to deepen thj
No better spot could hr. been chosen for th*
scene of the pageant than the stretch of velvets*
greensward at the confluence of the peaceful Cher*
well with the Isis— th« poignantly beautiful towe*
of Magdalen rising; majestic In the background o|
the whole scene. The grardstand. entirely coy«
ered. holding five thousand spectators. wIU b»
erected with its back to Magdalen Bridge, so tlsa?
nothing out of character will obtrude itself upo ,
the vision. The royal* box In the centre will tj
occupied not only. It !s rumored, by the King, buj
also by the Emperor of Germany. The Encash,
the nearest Oxford analogy to an American cosw
mencement. will take place on June 2i. and tlire*'
hours on each afternoon of the next six wee*4
days will be filled by the shifting glories of th
pageant. The ieats are divided into three tiers, at
prices ranging from five shillings to a guinea, id
spite of the great expense of the production, the**
should be a handsome sum to divide arsons iii
local charities, which will be the direct beneS*
claries— although the influx of visitors from a'.J
quarters (a month ago not less than a thousand
Americans were said to have announced theij
purpose to be present) will put still arger 10133
Into th* pockets of the townspeople^ and the ruao^
runs that an enterprising firm of tourist agent|
has already pre-empted nil the rooms which ar*
usually at the disposal of sightseers.
Those who think of going will b* glad to v *
some description In detail of the nature of tYi
spectacle to be offered. The first two scenes, then,
emerge from the dim antiquity which lies (ur.leM
we are sufficiently uncritical to accept the hoar*
.-.-••.-.■ l that makes King Alfred the earliest of col- i
lege founders) beyond the beginnings of tha ur.:J I
verstty. They are the arrival in 7^ of St. Frldesi
wide, about whose convent clustered the firs)
houses of a settlement on the banks of As :.-.
and the coronation of tha Danish Harold I. son o)
Canute, by Archbishop Ethalnoth of Canterbury
In 1037. Next we shall stand by the cradle of t£j
Infant university, wafts was to grow Into so fall
and stately a mother of famous sou and wltses^
the coming UUO) of the first recorded teacher, Th:-*
baut d'Estampes. a priest of <_'aen. Fifty jear^
later Henry 11. who spent ir.u-.-h time in his paM
ace of Beaumont, near the present ',Vorcest*f
College, is shown in two scenes— walking by ti|
river with bis wife. Eleanor, and the unhappy ter4
Uum quid, who is consoled tor her misfortunes bjf
wearlrs to all time the Proud title of Fair Rosa«
mond and making a state entry amul Urn ace!a<
nations of the citizens, to whom he grants a char«
ter still extant among the cherished possession*
of the town. From the thirteenth century ttej
ollous .*« e wl^n lalthough Cosnpayrt in hU
History of Education" dismisses it with a sins'.*
scornful and Inaccurate paragraph) Oxford as!
Cambridge had more students in proportion to ti»
population of England than the l.irser number*
of New York City send to our colleges, the cnl/
tableau is one showing a demonstration of scien*
tlt.e wonders by Roger Bacon. The famous struj*
£ : " between "town and gown"! on St. Scholastic*!
Day. ix>4. offers an animated scene, during whlc'i
a scholar. being a child of the Musts, not d
Medea, is killed coram populo, and liter the Cham*
cellor summons the leading townsmen to hear th«
*£ s sentenc ® on their contumacy.
i The . s fcond part opens with a stately procession,
In which Wolsey. ,
. , that once tr.M the of s!mt. ■
Ana sl>un,ie,i5 l >un,ie,i all the deaths am! »boala of honour.
moves to receive his brilliant young sovereign, wit*
Catherine of Aragon by his "side \IMS>. to discuiJ
the project of rounding Cardinal College-©! wiwi
Ml 6 r d hat In th?? armorial bearings of CJiris:
cnurcn is almost the only reminder. Two cob*
trastlng scenes from the r.iun of Elizabeth **•
unllU.l by the presence In Loth of th<v aspiring
Oudley. In one tragedy conies sweeping by. as vm
mournful funeral procession (1300) conveys «•
body of his unfortunte young wife. Amy Robsarc.
from Cumnor Place, thr. miles away, to Itf
sepulture in St. Mary's— not without .lark wfcJ*
perlngs in the crowd of his suspected .r.:ilv*»*
at her death. In the other (13«W>. basking in ti«
lull sunnhlne of "greatest Gloriana's" favor. *■
chancellor of the university. Leicester receives
Queen on her state entry, carried shoulder "B
ny w x of her Sentlemen in a litter nuns wm
cloth of gold. ,
hlreh I re are three scenes from the reisa «
Charles I— the happy days « : ■- ri » with the KiEJ c
Queen landing from the state bars- to be r««« " s
at the waterside by Archbishop' Laud as «*•?
ceilor. while a stately pavane is danced » «*
bank in their honor; the early time of it» «*» .
war 0643) and Charles riding out of Oxford «*»
an escort of troopers to meet his queen. wM »; '
rlvea from the north in a gilded coach; *"*j2 ■
surrender of the city to the Parliamentary «•»
(1646). in which the royalist forces marca oat *•-»
all the honors of war. amid the scarcely cor.cow"
sorrow of those whom they leave beblad tarn m
the 'home of lost cause's." k^«^r»
Only two more scenes remain, of whicJi £* 7 b"
historic depicts the expulsion of the a 7*. 5
Magdalen by James II U«n for their ™*!52j2
install the Catholic candidate for th« P»"SP »
favored by him. Here, as in every 3 *;!;,*
wealth of detail at once picturesque and n jr22
ically accurate has b«en carefuly grouped are^J
the central incident. Maidens clad in white &
flowers before the Kin*'; the constables f . '*!♦
parish advance with their staves of office. o .^;,
by the guilds of the glovers, cordwainers. I*^*°',
and mercers with their ensigns: and poor »—l-_s
are brought into the royal presence to be to **37
for the "kings evil." The final scene is » «*»^j
later, when, in 1755. the state barge of G«org»
Is rowed slowly up the river to the strains of 1*"
del's "Water Music." Th- coaches of the J-? u J?*- f
gentry and the sedan chairs of the townsfolk »».
come to the water's edge, and the sallan" a«
toasts of the period are there in all their l)r *2j; ■
to lend brilliancy to the scene; while in the »*J» t
ground are still the gray, unchanging toW **r.r3
have looked down upon so much of tn* *"*i'j|J .
England's past— A. I. dv P. Coleman. In Tea *»—•
man for June.