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Vo.XIII. WEDNESDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 31, 1877. No. 44.
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THE SWORD OF SEMMES.
BY F. O. TICKNOR.
The billows plunged like steeds that bear
The Knights with foamy crests;
The sea-winds blare like bugles, where
The ALABAMA rests.
Old glories from their splendor mists
SAlute with pomp, and hail
The sword that held the ocean-lists
Against the world in mail;
And down from England's storied hills,
From purple slopes of France,
The old bright wine of valor fills
The chalice of romance.
For this was honor's tourney-space,
The tilt-yard of the sea,
The battle-path of kingly wrath
And kinglier courtesy;
And down the deep, in sunless heaps,
The gold, the gem, the pearl,
In one broad blaze of splendor, belt
Old England like an earl.
And there they rest, the princeliest
Of earth's regalia gems
The star-light of our Southern cross,
The sword of P.APHAEL SENNES,
And that great glaive which ARTHUR gave
In guerdon to the sea
Excalibur, that sleeps below
Until the great sea-bugles blow
The summons of the free.
FOR THE HERALD.
BROADBRIM'S NEW YORK
Decay of the American Drama-Theaters Old
and New-Modern Acting and Old-Time
Actors-New York as it Was and as
it Is-Suicides-Business Fail
ures- @ossip, &c.
In no one thing is the radical
change observed in our city more
than in the amusements of our
people at the present time in con
trast to what they were twenty
five or thirty years ago. 19ew
York has :always had a large
theater-going p.opulation. In 1840.
when the population was only a
trifle over 400,000, there were
seven full organized companies in
operation, sustained by a corps of
actors which it would be difficult
to match at the present time. Not
only have the actors deteriorated,
but~the drama itself has declined ;
and instead of the wholesome, ro
bust plays of thirty years ago, we
are now inflicted with a namby
pamby sentimentalism, in the
shape of society plays, from which
every manly sentiment is ex
punged, -which covers vice with
the thinnest kind of veneer,- and
gilds the. grossest sensualism and
indecency with fine phrases and
skillful double entendres. It may
probably be true that the Keans,
the Cooks, the Booths, the In'ger
soils, Adamses, and men of their
class, were in no .sense paragons
of morality ; but there is one thing
equally certain, and that is, thtt
the plays they represented and
the ebaracters they sustained
were morally among the grandest
in our literature ; the moral and
the example were somethin,g to
be treasured and rememnbered,
tending to -a higher intellectual
development and a nobler mxoral
The first- inroad made on the
old-time drama, by the so-called
society-plays;-was in the introduc
tion of -the French play of "Ca
mille," about twenty years ago.
Never np- to that time had any
dramatist .dared to effect such a
public aid s'hameful compromise
with vice.. IMothers, wives and
daughters, night' after night, at
tended the theater, and wept over
the sorrows and disappointm'ents
of a creature that not one in a
million would have dared to re
cognizein public, and applauded
the final action of the hero when
he disgraced himself and his fam
ily by making her his wife. This
may be a very proper thing to do
mn Paris,-rt may be exceedingly
popular in the atmosphere of the
Jardin Mabille, or the Quartier
Lorette,-but it should have been
.pel ted off of every respectable
stage in America, and the actors
and actresses should have been
hooted from the theater who dared
to give the immoral representa
tion. The vicious taste has grown
on our- people. The ir decencies
of the French Opera-Bouffe have
been supplemented by the vulgar
isms of the concert-salodns of Lon
don, and step by step our theaters
have retrograded till in all New
York there is only one solitary
theater left, which can be regard
ed as a proper exponent of a de
cent and wholesome drama. Thbore
was a time when the name of
Wallack represented all that was
good and noble in the play-house;
but now, season after season, we
see that temple abandoned to the
inanities of negro minstrels or the
vulgar jokes and indecent exhibi
tions of second-class London con
scert singers, and after their pur
atn, when the public is inform
ed that the legitimate season is
about to commence they are treat
ed to a hash called "Marriage,"
by Dion Boucicault, the bold gross
ness of which has had no parallei
in the history of the American
stage. Men whose associations
have not been remarkable for pu
rity or morality, in writing for
the public, are apt to forget there
is any higher standard of morals
than theirown. Jokes that would
pass unquestioned in the society
of the Argyle Rooms, or within
the precincts of the Lotus Club,
may be shocking to the ears of a
modest mother or sister, and we
sincerely trust that any of our
friends visiting the great metro
polis, accompanied by their wives
and daughters, will not include
the play of "Marriage" among
their evening entertainments. In
the presentation of those society
plays, Augustin Daly, who recent
Iv failed at the Fifth Avenue The
ater, has much to answer for, and
it will be a sincere satisfaction to
know that his power for future
evil is circumscribed, and that the
stage of the principal city of the
Union will be bettered by his ex
It has become fashionable with
some of the dish-water critics to
sneer at the old-time pieces, and
ventilate their slang about howl
ing and Bowery actors. To many
of us who recollect the history of
the New York stage, this twaddle
is simply amusing, and it may be
news to some of those verdant
knights of the quill to know that
the first time I ever saw John
Gilbert was as a member of the
Bowery company, also Lester Wal
lack, now New York's petted dar
ling, althcugh the old rat is over
sixty, and hosts of others who are
now the best actors on the stage.
Poor Ned Davenport, whom we
laid peacefully to rest a few weeks
ago, was a member of the Bowery
company when I first knew it;
and I recollect a cast of "Julius
Casar," something over thirty
years ago, the like of which, with
all due deference to the present
age, we shall not see agai'i. For
rest was Brutus, Hamblin was
Marc Anthony, and J unius Brutus
Booth the great, was the living
embodiment of Cassius. Mrs.
Shaw, then in the zenith of her
beauty, was the Calphurnia. No
stage revival of these latter days
as equaled it, and I very much
oubt if the American theaters
will see such a performance in the
present gen.eration. The Union
Square, uder the management of
hook & Palmer, is about the only
theater in New York where there
s a truly legitimate and respect
ble performance. The "Two Or
phans," "The Danicheffs," and
plays of like character, have run
for months at a time, and the high
roral tone of these pieces is some
thing to be gratefully remember
d. It has been a fostering school
for American talent in contradis
tinction to every other metropoli
tan theater, and prosperity has at
tended it from the first hour of its
rpening. The latest success has
been found in the advent of the
Williamsons in "Struck Oil" From
the success of the piece it would
appear as if' all the parties had
found a spouting well where the
product is at least a thousand bSar
rels a day.. I have devoted this
space to the stage, because I have
always considered it as the assist
ant of the church. It is pretty
well understood at the present
time that it cannot be crushed
out;. let us endeavor then to ele
vate it, and give the people such a
drama tha't dominies shall not be
afraid to be seen in a side-box; or
deacons and trustees occupying
seats'in the gallery or pit.
Just now the Reverend Joseph
Cook is electrifying the New York
public with a series of lectures
which are intended to reconcile
the most advanced discoveries of
modern science with the accepted
revelations of the Bible. Logically
and financially the lectures have
been a success, and whether he
demolishes Huxley and Tyndal]
there is no doubt but the bank ac
count of the Rev.Joseph Cook will
be matei-ially bettered by the lec
ture season 'of 1877-78. Speaking
of Rev.'s, the Rev. Alfred Thomp
son, of Elgin, Illinois, has been
sent to State's prison for five years
for robbing a female passenger
whose acquaintance he made on
the passage from Europe; and in
passing sentence Recorder Hacketi
told him that he was one of the
meanest and most contemptible
thieves that had ever been bro ugh1
before him and only regrettec
that the law did not allow him tc
give him a longer sentence. N<
less than six suicides mark the
calendar of the presen t week. T wc
by hanging, two by drowvning; on
blew his brains out and the othei
took Paris green. George W
Southwick, who hanged himsel.
in his office on Vesey street, was
well known as the manufacture:
of Egyptian hair-dye. He was at
active business man and a promi
nent mason. it is surmised b)
some that the use of his own nos
trnm may have produced tempo
I rary insanity, while others imput<
it to domestic trouble; the onl3
thing certain about the whol<
affair is that the man is hanged
A Mrs. Le Roy, the daughter of t
retired capitalist, was found float
ing in the lake at Central Park
she was undoubtedly insane when
she committed the fearful act.
Another large bank defalcation
has just come to light in the Mer
chants' Exchange National Bank,
-the teller, Moses A. Snyder, dis.
appearing, and with him lots of
cash. He was brought up in the
bank from a boy ; a zealous church
member, tried and trusted, and
yet he fell. Add him to the list
of frauds of which I spoke two
We have had another heavy
fire in Eighteenth street,-loss
about a million, and two lives.
Our cigar-makers are on a strike,
-happy the man who smokes a
meerschaum pipe. I can imagine
the luxurious feeling of indepen
dence with which he hears of this
cruelest of all calamities. Will it
all end in smoke? Time alone
can tell. But the manufacturers
swear by the great book if the
Bohemians don't come down that
they will send a delegation at
once to California for a cargo of
Chinese pig-tails, and henceforth
and forever furnish us with cigars
manufactured by Chinese labor.
Eight thousand are on the strike.
Outside aid reaches them from
every portion of the . Union, and
it is impossible to tell now how
the fight will end.
The weather is getting cool and
raw, though business continues
active. The mortality report for
the last three months shows that
seven thousand of our fellow-suf
ferers have journeyed across the
Styx. Hoping, as far as I am
concerned, to keep that pleasure
in reserve for a few years at least,
Colonel Henry W. Cleveland, be
fore the war editor of the Atlanta
(Ga.) Daily Constitutionalist, and
an officer of the Southern Army
from 1861 to 1865, reappears in
current literature as the author of
No. 13 of the New York Tribune
"Novel" extras. Colonel Cleveland
will also be remembered among
the people of the South as the
biographer' of Vice-President Ste
phens. The story of "Drifted by
the Sea" is very simple, and re
markably well told. A whale-ship
birns in the South Pacific, in 1846,
and the carpenter, John Waldron,
is saved. The drift of the great
Pacific mid-ocean current, casts the
masts to which he is lashed upon a
beautiful island, rich in the birds,
flowers and trees of all lands,
planted by a lost race or drifted
there by the currents. On the op
posite shore'of the small island he
finds a bewitching little girl of ten
der years, and as this ship of her's is
in fair order, they find in it all oi
the conveniences of life, and some
luxuries. It turns out that this
carpenter learned his trade as the
younger and outcast son of a no.
ble family, but later gets his estates
and titles by death. He marries a
Spanish lady, and has a girl child
by her. At last he becomes jealouw
of a Major, who is his friend,-.and
tiinks that he kills.him in a storm.
This duel in the storm is a flne
piece of dramatic writing, but noi
overdrawn. The carpenter-noble
mn flies the realm, and after some
years of wandering is cast on th<
in turn, the "Child Crusoe" telli
her story--of how she is stolen, ani
spends some years in a circus
where she learnse to ride and get:
her muscular endurance, and sh<
has a poor lover, who runs awa3
for her sake, and is in the circui
too ; and it is a real Prince anc
Cinderella over again, only th<
Prince is down too, as yet. In th4
meantime, an English Major i:
saved from the sea, and not dead
and rises to be a Baronet, and hai
a girl named Enid, and a lost son
Royal. He is partly to blame fo:
the loss of the little girl Myra, chik
of his noble friend, and he searche:
the world for her, and has a fin<
Secretary later in the story. At las
a ship, in mutiny, casts him on shor<
on the island, with the young man
and the carpenter-noble, Waldron
gets earried away by the same ship
Then there is a most vivid sketci
of the flight of mutineers ove
stormy seas, with a frigate in pur
suit; and Lord John Waldron read
a paper left in the ship, which tell
um that his wife was always true
and that the lost Myra is probabl;
the pretty Myrtie, who has live<
with him for eight years. Then u
a few chapters the Baronet find
his son ; the child Myra is resto~re<
to her mother ; all of the bad pec
ple die or are punished, and one i,
rforgiven, and all are as happy as
they lived in Paradise Regained
Grown people will not stop ofter
if they once begin the story, an<
-children will delight in it, whil
they will find it a perfect magazin
-of Natural History and useful it
formation. How it can be sold a
ten cents is a mystery. This story
is entirely new, never printed any
where else in the world, and was
prepared expressly for the Tribune
BY GEO. A. QUIMBY, OF THE BOS
TON WEEKLY GLOBE.
The mule is the only animal
1 that Noah didn't take into the
ark with him. I have looked over
the freight list carefully, and could
not see a mule waybilled for any
place. So clear-headed a man as
Noah did not dare to take one on
board, as he knew he would kick
a hole through her in less than a
week. I don't know a man on
whose head you could pour quick
silver and run less risk of it spill
ing off than on Noah's. He was
a dreadful level-headed .man, and
before the freshet was over every
body on the earth realized the
The origin of the mule is envel
oped in a good deal of mystery.
Tradition informs us that when
the flood had subsided, and the
ark had landed on Mount Ararat,
Noah was very much surprised in
one of his first observations to find
a good healthy mule standing on
the top of an adjoining mountain.
The same tradition informs us that
the mule is the only animal that
lived through the flood outside of
The mule can be considered in
a good many ways, though the
worst place from which to con
sider him is directly from behind,
anywhere within the radius of ten
feet. 1 never consider a mule
from that point, unless I am look
ing out through the flue of a boil
Sea captains and people who
have to do with mules always pay
an -extra rate to life insurance
companies. A mule and a belt of
country where yellow fever is in
digenous generally stand the same
as regards the death rate.
The word mule comes from the
Greek, and signifies "to stop," and
the mule himself comes to a stop
also. Like multiplied by like pro
duces like. Grasshoppers multi
plied by grasshoppers produce
famine, and potato bugs multiplied
by potato bugs produce a rise in
the price of yeast. But when you
try to multiply mules by mules
they don't multiply, and hence the
word mule. You may study your
arithmetic, and read through all
of Train's lectures, but you cannot
discover why this is so, any more
than you can why a a oman can
not put on a rubber without lean
ing up against something.
The mule has one more leg than
a milking stool, and he can stand
on one and wave the other three
round in as many different direc
tions. He has only three senses,
hearing, seeing and smelling. He
has no more sense of taste than- a
stone jug, and will eat anything
that contains nutriment, and be
don't care two cents whether it be
one per cent. or ninety-nine. -All
he asks is to pass him along his
plate, with whatever happens to
be handy round the pantry, and
he won't go away and blow how
poor the steak is. He just eats
whatever is set before him, and
asks no questions.
Mules are naturally deaf, 'but
that supreme wisdom that teaches
the little boy to wipe his nose on
his sleeve, has fitted the mule out
with a pair of -ears that counter
acts its deafness, so he can hrear
as readily as a person when. ou
don't want him to. These-ers
answer a double purpose, as tun
nels to pour sound into his head,
and also as fans to brush away the
fies with and keep his head cool.
They are hung by hinges to the
sides of his head, and flap back
Iward and forward like a pair of
wet trowsers round a boy's legs.
In cold latitudes quite a tasty busi
ness is done in mule ears., The
ears are cut off and dried, and sold
3for snowshoes, and the stubs are
trimmed up and the mules are sent
South and sold for horses. In this
Iway a great many fine horses are
purchased for the armny by -the
bIf I were to have a.large picture
Sof innocence to hang up in my
parlor, and I did not wish.to sit
for it myself, I should get a correct
likeness of a mule. There is in
nocence enough depicted in- s
Lmule's countenance to fit out a
- Sunday school class. It looks as
Sguileless as an angle worim.
SA mule never grows old or dies
~Once brought into existence, he
Fcontinues on forever. The origi
Inal mule is now alive somewhere
1 in the South.
SMules are chiefly lound in th<
l South and West. They have beer
more abused than Judas Iscariot
i A boy who would not throw a
fstone at a mule if he got a chanc<
would be considered by his pa
rents as too mean to raise.
The mule is a good worker, bul
Bhe cannot be depended on. He is
Sliable to strike, and when a mule
-strikes, human calculation fails t<
t fin ,ou an rnle by which tc
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reckon when he will go to work
again. It is useless to pound him,
for he will stand more beating than
a sitting-rooru carpet. He has
been known to stand eleven days
in one spot, apparently thinking
of something, and then start off
again as tbough nothing had hap
Down South, when they have a
surplus of small darkeys on the
plantation, they send them out
into the barnyard to play, whero
there is a loose mule. They al
ways bid them good-bye when
they start out, for they are sure
the parting will be final. This is
the most economical style of fune
ral now in the market.
To fully appreciate the mule,
one should listen to his voice. You
never can really know whether
you like a mule or not till you have
heard him sirg. I attended a
mule concert at Fort Snelling.
The programme opened with a so
prano solo, and then swung into a
duct, and then pranced off into a
trio, followed by a quartette, and
ending with a full chorus by 150
mules. 1 didn't hear the whole
thing, for when I came too, the
regimental surgeon was standing
soner maerivingr me powerfu.l rs-_
any other facts that belong to the