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S_ work reposinw, oote artu n f vmerb t douing hat bll-yk dme ao: T ldy arm lt air so dearle. men, think oer my oration ofn rea tlec wrono. Dit me seeabmmon jury ine. w a on work %re nI knw, B!'jatos otl er t ur dmen, at.h oeorrow st h e our hearts with song Getlemen, thJse eis siplean of oIue heartless wrong. Dimesel- s u.t) tlla, ! y client. Demoae" 1-Wat balss wae mine. ga '_ s., o nl d hI Y.9ntbetbad, aow the hO e rd a' r erolo pi Bte-_ ~bm te War. it Wa darn the vi war, in ro , tw t , e O'Tootley, w s of the opinion tha. lemen o moree thouh, p she ad.pe; ' i the eto no one but aIt wa soon o abroad that Barry hev e la k the navy, t sd that the olad. Sp Strott. W~ e, ways and men ~ I bi. th ondered by the n ommttee OLD BARRY'S SON. tow the hld a of that eroic y Retured from the War. It was during the civil war, in 1888, that Sir, rY who should i ome Berton. he door he ame fr tom wbe attnever clear mo udertood. Mybut e rkoµY, .but f ther opinion that GU erN. from Baltimore, though, as she ad. ,iwed," its unbeknownst to no one but me. It was soon nod abroad that Barry hadn, be' a thenavyh' or d d t forat the old man was ely patrioticr ha. When ways o and moeans w being considered by the committee, .j Or tothef holding of t hat ve r;y uosful SBeton fair, who should come to th e door and a..y to be adm opited a moment but Barry ~on. Be made a bowe t the depot atlades and lte o amer, brohed or anyp acrossr hisour ofeyes, end lhusky voice, "lusly I'm poor man,ward e, kSnow, but it there's a turn in the watery o' r cas do, m ea dis Barry Quin, afn' a bye's a flgthln' or deppld soldier the bleaned Mtrpy" Barry had ohargte of the most ouuriahilng to odisoer sands bi that .air; and during its continuance reporter Donnelly of a enton Nw drew scathing parallels beh Sin leaonur patriotic adopted oltd Be" and h"traitors at home." None wst.n be at the depot at anyouer, later aourofthn light or apnyearer hour of the m iortt st B to n nelustily pcheer onward l regiment tohat the rontre The oyyter ea r the mahospital at amp oret red, r Donnelly discovere, d he nevere alleo fudtr 6 by "our patriotic adopted witihen," SI inglble, to the tsottledier was bhadn terd by the saoume the ubiquitos reporter ver ole to discover and ublishn the ract. was slylp sueon ted that "our reporter" as on the oire d.t i art the banqueting hall e wasthe lok he oertwohoursainly deserlve of wnther npl o asant hrkre picture old Barry madea behind the car counter, in the ý,unce'~urtaioY r; of c pair of smokycal oil l nmp, with his stout person neatty aproned sup to-his hale, bluff face, and a rim of silvery lay hair showing from under an anoient Scloth cap that he wore the year white and bluestrlpes,and he neer el ailed to in0 the aonveltar on his patrone held with , possible. to the parentale his Old Barrd Sfexpl rounh, that aough tere nhismes of bat few d he remember very lonely, and w " Molnd.yemeBarry wiat In the role wa tie.;t ran d oneO' those mof then' wr bttle, euher he kilt tine' the tniwnies wil 'Is own dd.nl't.e load an' fire the big un all widhesef for the lolke o' two hours, an niver a sp herto rlqunkis h the meBde rr You may rightly infer that such herossed ic as y etos did not pss without ofidial recognition awit.ess the words to the "Hiowlgh conthral dmiral " "Ye's a bi'th of a bye. Barry i ladade ye ars Than' I tos meself that'll see r romote be p t btIrb md. sh a fine lad, o wcourse, was not offered up upon the altar of his country without a word. Byof the parental heart. Old orry '=ouWxplain that after his mother's death -ý's.ewng Barrys eened very loelyetet ndbit was as all overeading and tears He wlkin for the war, Sl . alyuone day, ex hs money wish to enter he n avy. Natural plthure looatrioticng as he was, the father endeavored to persuade the man to relinquish the idea. do ye know that same blessed night me$atrysays41OOd night, dad' an kapes a t an e twido hnd as I would me brother S'1 'who's I nt. back to the old 'ounthry tsaetln years. Thinks I to meself 'what gqase triot's the bye uP to?' but I rubbed me '."othe land.' S"A, then, your son won his promotion, did 'Your're right? Troth it's not loikly a lad .n, his parts would be kapin' below any man; I0 at al sure. But it's me moind this same :. owmotlon's come betweenet me an' me Light's ret,these years, fir I havn't heard S m him since." About this point old Barry's tears would st.the best of him, and he would rock him SIaU, ruabbins his eyes with his oyster apron, to't rt risk of blinding himseil from t18 of shells. Ndt a few of the oyeterman's patrons were moved by his grief to try and discover some r lace of "me Barry." But as the old man bIad been burned out before coming to Ren. t' o and all his boy's letters destroyed, and, as he also said, he never knew where the en astmeat had been made, there was not much of a clue to work upon, particularly as not' le8 thaneetlht Barry Qaine by the records at Washilngton, fought for their pay on the roll Forblroks around the oyster car there was S lady or gentleman, to say nothing of g.0rooos and other "help," but who had heard old Barry's story once, at least. All plited the old man most sincerely, and in .:mleted many more or less Improbable stories tOnlsln his dear boy's protracted absence. n madedesperate and repeated P to divide his oyster and fish bust ae sI the nelghborhood, but without the mesrest success. It was not only the ten der-hearted Mary or Biddy who stood by oe lQBd rr ' st uech times, but the "mis The news spread In an hour one morning that the heroic prodigal had at last come .. e to be rejoined over. In walking a short Ssases the Itwt was made known to me by different ersons. It was reserved for the sms to irst deliver me the news, almost the forlettlug of my mall; then three dif Fimwt merchants just leaving their homes Sthe word piping hot from their several ; followed In two minautes after at the grocer's by a similar disclosure from proprietor, backed by his assistatnt, as Ssuch a wonderful event needed to be n to see old Barry last night on salid the grooer. "and while we talk geols a setrappin sailor fel wwho hared his elbows on the counter ltrcy looking htaht iathm. Bar ' ipsdbt say t nl, gv as t;, eig l Otl s ;IWatit you'il p~b~u~jk~a ~ap alat1 my ,*i- .· sid urp. 'Toew takea ato,' omuuM4 he, IatDo't' tit. tr sbout Ja on hi4 o1 s halto't ehh o ' orn wo h ior walked behind the counter and touched arry on the shoulder Just as he was bhending up with a basket of unopened oysters. 'Trth, it's Iolkly ye's dhry in the mouth,' said Bar ry, pausg and regarding the sailor again; 'tke some rows to sit a foin edge to your stomaho's oravin?" "'Then,' said the sailor: 'Dad. don't ye know your own bye? I'm your Barry that wilnt to the wars, and sint home all o' me money till the sealpeene be afther makin' me prisoner, an' thin, be jabbers, they slat me on a blockade rbnner, bad luck to em. Thin I takes a berth to Obine for home, but the ship wint smash on a rook an' the lolkes o' us wer' must drowned. Now, worra I I'm home to have a care o' me owld father, who as lolkes graved me death, but ye know the Quine don't die 'asy.' "Down went the basket of oysters out of old Barry's nerveless grasp, and back he staggered to a chair. "HSe's overcome wid the good news,' said the sailor feelingly to me, as old Barry bent his eyes upon him and went on murmeroig to himself in a strange way. "'D'ye know where me owld man kapee his bottle, asked young Barry in a.momenti oastin a glance about the car, 'it's a sup he wants tobrin him 'round.' Though aseured that he had found the right bottle, under the counter to the left, he tasted from it two or three times before becoming convinced that It did not contain vinegar. But old Barry re fused to be brought around in that manner. "'Thin I'll ti-e a gill meself to your healths,' said the obliging sailor, setting down the empty glass end talking up the bottle, yet aooording to his measure he found somet.ln laes than a gill left In it. And there we sat or more than hour, while old Barry went on muttering to himself and looking from young Barry to me and then rubbi the end his nose as though he woul polish it away. I suppose the old man could not bring his mind to realise that his slim boy had grown to be such a hulk of a man. Young Barry was perfectly at home ands when I left he was smokn Barry's short pipe. having previously entertained us with a full history of himself sinces enlisting."" The return of the sailor boy soon proved an evil for old Barry though at first he gave promise of being o'f some use in the business. Everyonehad airiendlynod or word for him, being the lost boy returned to gladden the onebeart of an old gray-headed man. When he delivered the orders he was made a wel come guest in the kitchens to spin yarns of his travels while warming himself and it was not long before he favored a rosy Iate as the "girl" of his heart. In a month's time many of the oysterman's patrons marked that Mr. Quln, Jr., bore about with him unmistakable flavor of gin, which, wafted up from the oulnary regions betrayed the exact length of his casl, His fame then began to daily diminish as In addition he carried many a kettle of ine oysters down to the wharves to improvise feasts for jolly fel low Jack tars, while those who had ordered them waited in vain. From the very day of the sailor's appearance the old man never seemed his cheerful self going about with leaden steps and troubled brow. We missed his accustomed volubility, though no one particularly regretted hearing the last of those bloody combats and "High foyal Ad mirals." He had but little to say of his son, changing the subject as soon as It was touched as if there was a something in con nection with the boy that he would fain hide in his own breast. And not a few complaints old Barry was forced to hear, and directly began himself to showsigns of unsteadiness, reported by Mrs. O'Tooley, who laid all the blame to "that disgrace o' a son o' beisen, worritin' an' a doin' owld BarW a deal o' harum." In spite of many friendly words of warning the old oysterman went steadily downward, and his business as well, though years of good for. tune had allowed him to accumulate a snug property that he carefully kept in his own hands, a precaution not relished by the heir, as he let the town know. Neither would he consent to his son marrying the rosy Kate, a really handsome girl, and when she went to plead their joint cause, old Barry, strange to hear at the time, won her to his way of think Then, when at once the sailor-boy disap peared, and Mrs. O'Tooley told of an awful row between oldand young Barry. ending In the latter going off to sea-she understood that old Barry had turned him out of doors and threatened the law-the rare, rosy Kate went to the old man's house, at his request, and nursed him with a daughter's eare. There was many a joke cracked at Kate's ex: pense, but however much her tongue strug led to speak, she kept a wise silence, per fectly maddening to the giurls" and per plexing to "the byes." * * * As I came from the depot one afternoon having been away a couple of days, I stopped on my way home at Barry's to leave him some Dublin papers I had picked up, and was a lit tle surprised to hear that the old man had passed quietly away during the night. The scamp of a sailor was therein full possession, having deceived old Barry and his friends by working a little distance from the city, await ing thethen transpired event. He was mak ing a great display of grief, and thanked me in a maudlin way for calli.. As I was leav ing an old crone whispered to methat Katie had been at my house for some time, waiting to see me. Walking thither, near the corner of the street I was accoeted by a voice, and looking up was startled at the figure that stood by me. It was a closefao cimileof hale Barry Quin, though much younger, as he appeared when arrayed on a Munday, but there was a force of character in the face be fore me that the oysterman's lacked. "Is it hereabouts, sur, where Barry Quin lives, askin' pardon for troublin' you ?" said the man in a pleasant manner. asYP ~.~ Lh sa h l(A man. an l Aco, Wuai. u V uu, ywL aubU "Where's he gne sur? seela' I'm his brother Dan'l from the owld counthry an' a gtranger to these parts." "Daniel," said I, slowly, "you have heard, no doubt, and if not, I'm sorry to tell you, that your brother has been il and getting worse for some time, and-" "I can see, sur, that pore Barry's dead pore, pore man." His head dropped forward upon his broad breast, and his eyes suffused with struggling tears as he crossed his hands over the top of his thick walking stick, lean ing heavily upon it. "I'd give a hundred pounds to have come to the answerin' o' pore Barry's letther to once." "Yes, it is sad for me to admit that your brother is dead; but you know, I dare say, that his son returned a year ago; and he is now with the remains," said I trying to put the best construction on the facte that was possible, hoping to comfort the honest fel -low with the idea that his brother had not died alone, and not seeing how I could then well bring in Katie's name. But my words had a totally different effect from what I had anticipated. "Where d'ye say that sailor haythen is ?" roared he in such an abrupt and loud voice of passion that I jumped back a step from him, and grasping his stick in a determined manner, "Plaze, sur, show me to him." "First, Mr. Quin," said I persuasively, "you will of course promise me when I point out the house, from which I have just come, that you will do nothing rash-allow me to carry your stick, a real hawthorn, I see." He at once committed it into my hands, saying, "I give me word, an' I take it, sur. yes been koind to Barry, so kape the stick." When we entered the house, then part tilled with Quin's friends, every face blanched as they caught eight of Daniel; some edged to the door, and others crossed themselves, una ble to move. The sailor made a dive for an open window, but only succeeded in doubling up a burly fellow who happened to movejust in the way with doubtless the idea of beating a retreat that way himself. "I'm Dan'l Quin," said the supposed ghost, to everyone's aeli-f except the sailor's, who, muttering that he must look for liniment for his bruise, went out of the room into anoth er. "Dan'l quin, from the owld country, an' the brother u pore dead Barry. rest his sowl i I take your oomtn' koindly, God knows, an' ou'sall welcome but .that haythen sailor bye, wherever he Is," looking inquiringly around. Here several of the mi:urners glanced at me as if they concluded I had ex posed all the old man's troubles, and one gave voee n a reproachful tone: "Oh, Bar SBr, ye's a sore trial o yor pore owid Ie, but Mistb Dan'!, he repts on. it fw kes save the mark ! Whist ye nt Wee IY theI, but Barry Qulp niGer was married, nhveri-li-- ee., thre as God pui yeam bak Barotmad s wt ,.dn. his efrtune to me, hisbrother an'L. e sint me the will three months back an' wrote What a desavin' man he'd been; how he thought it all molghty loin to talk o' a son tgon' to the war an niver came back, for it made the money roll in; an' how all the ladies an' in tlemen took an Interest in him o' 'count o It. an' would buy o' no man else. 'But,' said Barry, 'I'll repint o' me dcalption to me dyin' day, for what comes 'long, sure, but a sailor ohap to say he's me son that run to sea-all the flee I'd told strnsiht as print. I dare not sty no for the shame o' me. as he knows an' says, an' he's murtherin' me by Inches. Come an' save mse Dan'l. for the love o' heaven.' " Several persons went to look for the sailor but he had slipped out of the house without his coat, and escaping from the city was never again seen in Renton. In hisecoat a pass book was found that had been used as a sort of queer journal by one Hugh McKee. Among the brief and pithy earlier entries was one stating that he had that day seen Barry Quln who once kept an oyster stand in Balti more. Mr. McKee gleefully recorded that he had not been recognized with his whiseers, and t~t old Barry had told a wonderful tale of his son; "but the old fool never had a son," wrote the truthful McKee. The idea of taking advantage of the oysterman's position must have entered McKee's head some time after as all of Barry's usual stories were found traced on the last few leaves of the book, and to judge from the finger marked pages he had well drilled himself before claiming to be "me Barry." A paper that the grocer and his as sistant had been called upon to witness by Barry. before Katle went to take care of him, proved to be a codicil to his will, leaving her ,1000. It was pleasant for honest Kate to know that Barry had remembered her but there was nothing she enjoyed so much as being free to tell how the oyster man had trusted her with his shame, and she had driven the sailor from her in consequence. Daniel was reported gone and about to go back to Ireland during months, but after that mysterious package that came to us was opened and found to be a generous slice of the marriage cake of Daniel and Katie Quin, they came to say good-bye to us within a week. CURRENT HUOIR. Leadville waiters don't talk back. They just sail in and tear the clothes off the man who whistles to the hash. Lord Lorne is to send his mother-in-law some Canadian paintings. Queer that men always hate their mothers-in-law. Cincinnati lovers don't say, "my sweet lit tle rosebud " or "my own dariing sugar plum," but it's "you sweet little ham." A new epring bonnet is called "Nihilist." A "blow up at the breakfast table is antici pated when the husband sees the bill for it. We are told that "Gen. Sherman was al ways coolest when on the point of attack." Most people are hottest when on the point of a tick. When a Cincinnati critic says that a sing er's efforts sound like the noise made by a man beating a gong in a deep well, they call it a harsh criticism. It is called a drop curtain because when it goes down the boys go out for a drop of some thing. a custom handed down from the days of Shakespeare. I asked a good woman if she had opportu nitles of hearing a good sermon. "No," she replied, "our only religious privilege. con sslat of occaslonal funerals." Private theatricals, to be excusable, ought to be kept strictly private. Our definition of privacy is the very innermost recess of the sub-cellar of the Mammoth Cave. [Puck. When we tell any fish stories this season we shall have the fish to Drove them. We've contracted with the owner of trout-breeding works to furnish the proof of anything we may say. Fish poles are now made to resemble walk Ing canes. and when the L,rd's prayer is en graved on the plate on the head a Sunday fisherman's conscience is greatly relieved. [Detroit Free Press. "Zephanish," said his wife, with a chilllng severity, I saw you coming out of a saloon this afternoon." "Well, my darling," replied the heartless man "you wouldn't have your husband staying In a saloon all day, would you?" Two lovers agreed to commit suicide and then neither did it, and they met while each one was inquiring about the death of the other, and when they saw how sensible each was they went and got married in less than no time. A bold, bad man in Kokomo recently broke up a church sociable at which conundrums were being given by asking why women were like flowers, and then, after everybody had given it up, replying that they shut up when they sleep. A dressmaker got mad because her lover sere.,eded her with a flute. She said she got all the fluting she wanted in her regular busi ness.--[Cincinnati Saturday Night. If she went on that principle, why did she get rut fled.-[Yawcob Strauss. A Western girl writes that she hates en gagement rings, as "they prevent a girl's rewlving any attention from other gentle men." Bah! Makes her all the more at tractive. Half the fun is in getting a girl away from some other fellow. A young New Yorker was introduced to a Boston girl, and before they were acquainted ten minutes she got so spooney that she called him an asterolepsis, a Silurian placold and a cartilaginous vertebrate. He returned to New York by the midnight train. Carl Schurz has a lot of his Indians loafing about Washington, and the young men who have been Inveigled into undertaker's shops and millinery stores, by seeing one of tht se braves standing in the doorway, want Carl to label them "not wooden" or expect to lose friends. A Worcester lawyer got his pretty lady lil entto weep in the presence of the jury, and thought he had a dead sure thing, but the counsel on the other side told the court that the State was bound to furnish those twelve gentlemen all the liquor they could drink, and won the case. An Indiana girl who sued for a breach of promise found all her love letters confronting her In court, and rather than have the jury know that she spelled it "mairy" for marry, "harte" for heart, and 'haple" for happy, she withdrew the suit. Young man, see that point? Save your love letters." The Philadelphia American asks: "Do you not look back into the dim vista of bygone years with a feeling of regret at wasted op portunities that causes a tugging at the heart-strings?" Do you mean, finding too late that your wife is gone away to stay all night, and that you might have stayed out with them as well as not. A pretty anecdote is told of a little girl to whom the unseen world is very real. "Where does God live, mamma ?" she asked one even ing after saying her prayers. "He lives in heaven, my dear, in the Celestial city, whose streets are paved with gold." "Oh, yes, I know that, mamma, she said with great sol e-.nity, but what's his number ?" 'e tied his dollar bill to a grindstone, and seti t afloat, and went down below the curve t, wait till it floated down the river. And the ol" tramp who came along just then, patted him on the head, and said he was a smart boy. "Would I had known at your age as much as you do!" he said; "I put my money in mining shares in Wall estreet."-[Puck. A tUratsat road ouc. [Bendigo Advertiseer.] Funnier things really happen than ever were imagined or invented by the humorists. One of the numerous class of chevaliers d'n dzustrie of the Bonneln stamp gave a check to a tradesman lately. The wily trader sus pecting something wrong kept his client in the shop while he despatched a clerk to the bank with the "cash equivalent," which was r eturned soon mar ked with the mystic but In significant letters N. S.F. Showling this to the would-be swindler he demanded of him how he dared to come that game on him. The delinquent looked at the cheek and the shop k eper and mused, "N. 8. F., N.8. F.I What does that mean?" "M'ean, sir? Why, it m.-re's noteufmcient funds." "Dear me, not suiitent funde. Well, well, I thougat that b.k was as safe as posasible, Amout m.rebd, ·.- ' ,.;·LTa~: a·i;~~;' l mormmmn. [The 80eetator.] Unarmed aud unatended wallks the (~gW. T'hrough Mosow's bay street one Winter's Tt•, erowd noover as his face they see. TGo reet the ('"Lr," they say. Along his oath there moved a funeral. Gray sDpetacle of poverty and woe. A wretohed slidgn,drareo by one weary man. Blowly across the snow. And on the AledgN. blown by the Winter wind. La a poor coffin very rude and bare And hi who drew it boot before his load. With dull and sullen air. The Emperor stopped and beckoned to the man; " Who Is't thou bearst to the arave?" he said. SOnly asoldier, reo I" the short reol:y; " Only a soldier, dead." Only a soldier I" musing, said the Ozar: " Only a itusnlan, who was poor and brave. Mve ou. I follo. uch aa one goes not Unhonored to his grave." He bent his head. and sllent raised his capR The Czar of all the tuaslas. a gin slow, Following the cflOMn, as again it went. Mlowly oaross the snow. The passers of the street, all wondering. oolk.d on that sight, then followed silently: Peasant and Prince, and artisan and clerk. All in one ompany. Still as they went, the crowd crew ever more, Till thousands stood around the friendless grave. Led by that princely heart. who. royal, true, Honored the poor and brave. THE BTAOE. Where the Actors Will Spend Their Sum mer-Attraotions Promised This .and Next Season. DOMSTICI. Haverly manages a circus the coming season. John McCullough will close his very pros perous season May 1. Annie Pixley has made an immense success at the Standard, New York. Harry Sargent will manage Louis James and Marie Wainright's starring tour next season. Willie Edouin of Rice's Surprise Party, has a company of his own on the road the coming season. John Gourlay, of Saulebury's Troubadours, goes with the Rice Surprise Party next season. Modjeska is coming next fall, having al ready been engaged to play at the Park The atre, New York, and in ban Francisco. Neilson returns to the Globe, Boston, April 19, and one-half of the seats are at present sold, most of them in the hands of specu lators. Ten years ago Joe Emmet was playing in variety theatres for $40 a week. He averages about $8000 a week nowadays, and is not near as good a performer as he was then. They have a lady in Syracuse, N.X. who claims to be the champion whistler. Ahe is shortly to start on a concert tour. Now look out for an avalanche of female whistlers in the business. Uncle Sam Colville is credited with making $45,000 this season. This tois his last season as a manager of burlesques, and he talks of re tiring from management altogether to enjoy his otitei cum dig. Mr. J. H. Haverly has bought the Widow Bedott outright from the dramatizer, Mr. Locke. The price paid was $80,0000 and the purchaser expects to get his money back dur Ing the present engagement. Mrs. Scott-Siddons has made up her mind to return to the American stage next season. An English company- will be engaged to pro duce next September a new play, Queen and CarnivaL Mrs. Scott-Slddone will act Anne Boleyn. Mr. W. T. Carleton, baritone, and W. Conly basso, are the only two engagements settled thus far for the strakosch and Hess Grand English Opera Company for next season. The question of prima donna is divided between Kellogg, Hauck and Marie Boze. There is a report to the effct that Lester Wallack will have a new theatre near Del monico's, with entrances on Broadway and Fifth Avenue. Should he abandon his old and familiar house, A. M. Palmer is expected to become his successor as a tenant, and It is rumored that C. B. Thorne, Jr., will be hsle partner. Mr. Strakosch's engagement with Adelaide Nellson ends with the Ueinoning of the New York season at Booth's Theatre. The Dra matic Neaws says the engagement has been both satisfactory and profitable to all con cerned. Miss Neilson has played 150 times and she has made $50.000. Mr. Strakosech' profits have been $12 000, and those of Mr. Fred Schwab $8000. llelson will make about $10,000 during her three weeks at Booth's Theatre, swelling her total profits of the sea son to $60,000. Whereabouts of actors and combinations last week: Ada Cavendish, Chiocago; Band mano, Canada; B. Macauley, Fall River; Collier's Combination, Baltimore; Den Thompson. on the New England circuit; E. A. Sothern, St. Louis; Fanny Davenport, Boston; John T. Raymond, Trenton, N. J.; John McCullough, St. Paul and Minneapolis; Janaushek, Kentucky; Kate Claxton St. Louis; Lawrence Barrett, Washington; hag gle Mitchell, New York; Mary Anderson1 Pittsburg; the Florences, in 'A Million, Boston, and Mr. Bartley Campbell intro duced the Galley Slave to Minnesota. The Boston correspondent of the Dramatic Newa, speaking of the recent engagement of Ed win Booth at the Park Theatre, in that city, says: "It has been the policy of this house to have a standard price of admission, no mat ter what the attraction might be, and while Mr. Booth admitted the theatre to be one of the handsomest in the country, he thought the prices should be raifed on account of the small seating capacity. Meaear. Abbey & Schoeffel agreed to pay him the difference out of their pockets rather thin to break faith with the public, and It is to Mr. Booth's credit that he appreciated their motives and refused to take a cent more than his percentage of the regular receipts." Many pleasant anecdotes of Miss Neilson are told by those who know her behind the scenes, and she is said to be thoroughly pleasant and unaffected and fond of a jolly time. The tribute to her acting, which per haps she is most proud of, is the fact that when she is "on," the scene shifters, gas men, mechanics and supers generally, instead of skylarking or chatting behind the scenes as usual, crowd into the wings and crane over each other's shoulders, watching her every motion with absorbed interest. These men are the most case-hardened critics to be found, and it is said that Fechter was the only actor who shared with Miss Neilson the honor of numbering them among her audi. ence. There was an Interesting and most uncom mon occurrence in the Madsleon Square The atre, Thursday afternoon, at the conolusion of the concert given there. Campanini, Ga lasel, Belocca and Ambre had sung the quar tet Irom "Rigoletto," and had repeated it not once only, but twice, in deference to the loudly-expressed wishes of the audience. As they reached the final bars the stage began to d scend, singers and all, and as the last notes rang through the theatre the heads of the singers disappeared beneath the foot lights. The extraor:inary merits of a double stage were never displayed so strikingly be fore, and everybody thought how lovely it would be if some other performances could be doused with equal promptitude and cer tainty. The audience cheered and shouted, and the last sign of the mellifluous four was the handkerchief of Caempanint waiving a arewell. The whole affair was delightiully informal and the enthusiasm was very great. FOBEIGON. Modjeska is giving readings in private drawing-rooms in London. The King of Italy has conferred upon Oam paniil, the great tenor, an order of knight hood. In eix weeks Ed win Booth will sail for Eog. laud, where he wil perhaps appear profes alootly darlg theeauPtaer. .1. new drama, ttled L Jame a s. of wkhih Louite .tId the Man with the Iron Mesk arethe ho. Leo Delibe's new opera Jean de Nivelle has been successful in Parls. It is likely to be given at Covent Garden during the coming season. It le said that Mr. Bartley Campbell will visit London in May and that The Galley Slave and Fairfax will be produced at the Princess' Theatre. John T. Raymond Is to follow Sarah Bern hardt at the London Gaiety Theatre. It has been well said that there is but one step from the sublime to the ridiculous. It is stated in the London Figaro that Mr. John MeCullough has made arrangements with Mr. J. H. Mapieson to appear at Her Majesty's theatre during the autumn. Otto has made a decided success in the English provinces. Mr. and Mrs. Knight are both highly praised, and Harry Sargent will have no cause to regret taking the two acroes the water. Contrary to repeated announdement, Miss Marie Williams will not appear in this coun try next season. Burlesque having gone out of vogue in London, she thinks of appearing in that city next season In comic opera. The reoulsed and therefore desperate lover of Mile. Paula, a performer in a minor thea tre of Paris, swallowed polson while looking at her from a box, and died on the spot. The actress was known to have treated him badly, and when she next appeared on the stage she was greeted with groans and hisses, and a wreath of Immortelles was thrown to her, as a tribute to the dead lover. She fled from the indignant audience. Mr. Theyre Smith's new comedietta, pro duced recently in London with the title of "Old Cronies, is perhaps a unique example of an English dramatico work in which all the personages are of the male sex. It is in form a mere colloouy between two men, each of whom is somewhat on the wrong side of m id dle-age, not even the casual appearance of a mald servant being permitted to impart an approach to what Is technically known as "female interest." The joint concoction of a love letter by two old bachelors is the motive of the work, and it is said to be admirably worked out. SPORTING ITEMS. The Latest News in Sporting Oircles, Athletics, Walking Matohes, Etc. The national regatta on the Schulkill will be held July 7, 8 and 9. The combined salaries of the Cincinnati base ball club players Is $11,750. An association of amateur oarsmen of Canada is being organized. Boston is to inaugurate a ten miles running championship. New York will have a bicycle match the latter part of this month. A Fredonia (N. Y.) man, named Hall, offers to jump one single Jump against any man in the world for $1000 to $5000 a side. The Providence Base Ball Club claims to have a salary list of $15,000, probably the largest of any club in the couutry. Jacob Schaefer and William Sexton have agreed upon Tammany Hall as the place and April 22 as the date of the next contest at the champion's game. The English Jockey, Jeffrey, who rode Pa role for the Liverpool cup, has been engaged by Mr. Pierre Lorillard to ride for his estab. lishmentat Newmarket, when his weight will permit him to accept the mounts. The entries for the spring running meeting of the National Fair Association at Wash ington, to be held in May, number 141, and the prizes amount to $25,000. The trotting meeting also promises to be a success. W. K. Vanderbilt intends establishing an American horse exchange in New York, after the style of London Tattersalls. He has al ready purchased for the purpose land on Broadway, Fiftieth street and Seventh Ave nue, valued at $200,000. The May trotting cireuit has been organ ized, comprising the New Hunting Parx, Philadelphia, May 4 to 7, purses, $1850: Suf folk Park, Piladelphia, May 10 to 18, purses, $4700; Point Breeze Park, Philadelphia May 18 to 21 purees, $4700; Belmont Park, hilla adelpia, May 25 to 28, purses, $5200, and Na tional Fair Association, Washington, 9. C. May 81 to June 3, purses, $7000. Entries for New Hunting Park close April 27; for the other tracks, May 3. The following bench shows and field trials will take place in the order named: West minster Kennel Club's fourth annual show Gilmore's Garden, New York, April 27, 28 and 29; entries close April 12; Charles Lincoln, superintendent. St. Louis Kennel Club, St. Louis, Mo., Octobar 5, 6, 7 and 8. English Kennel Club field trials, first week In May, 1880. Eastern Field Trials Club's second an nual trials, Robins Island, Peconic Bay, L.I., November 29. 1880. National American Ken nel Club's second annual field trials, third week in November, 1880. The Americans are in Ill luck in England this season. Mr. James Gordon Bennett's re cent purchase, Latchkey, was beaten only a head for the chief steeplechase priz+ at Croy don. Wallenstein disgraced himself at Lin coln. after having the bridle pulled off by the handicapper. Parole lost the Liverpool Cup by a foul, and the last report is that Muscs din, another member of Mr. Bennett's team, who recently won the Vale of Belvoir Hunt Cup, at Nottingham, has. been protested for insufficient description in entering him, and the matter at last accounts, was undecided in the hands of the stewards. Trickett, the Australian sculler, recently cabled Hanlan: "Will go to England if you will meet me there in July. Answer." Han lan answered: "Cannot; will write." This matter has been referred to before, on the occasion of Hanlan receiving a letter from Trickett a few weeks ago to the same pur tose as the cablegram. The reasons were then stated why the champion finds It Im possible to accommodate his Australian rival until late in the fall or during next winter. Those reasons remain the same now as they were then, and consequently there is no chance of Hanlan and Trickett coming to. gether the ensuing summer. The running horse in this country is not so valuable as the trotter. Pierre Lorillard paid $18,000 for the famous runner Falsetto, three years old, recently sent to England. Mr. Keene paid $15,000 for Spendthrift. When we come to trotters we find the prices up. Mr. Bonner paid $40.000 for Pocahontas, $36,000 for Rarus, $33,000 for Dexter, $20,000 for Startle, $16,000 for Edwin Forrest and $15,000 for Grafton. Mr. Smith, of New York, paid $35,000 for Goldsmith Maid, $32,000 for Jay Gould, $30,000 for Lady Thorne, $25,000 for Lucy and $17,000 for Tattler. Mr. Vanderbilt paid $21,000 for Maud S. and $10,000 for Ly sander Boy. The largest sum ever paid in Eugland, where they have but few trotters, was close on to $72,000, paid for Doncaster by the Duke of Westminster. Capt. A. H. Bogardus and his son Eugene recently gave the most wonderful perform ance with the shot-gun and rifle ever seen in Missouri. The St. Joseph Gazette thusspeakes of the young rifleman's skill: "Fred Erb brought out a silver quarter, which he handed to the Captain, who gave it a toes, when, with astonishing dexterity, the force of the rifle ball sent It whizzing through the tops of the trees fifty yards away. Another disap peared with the same ease, when it began to show an unnecessary expenditure of money on the part of those who were con tributing, when a nickel was thrown into the air. Another ball from Eugene's Winchester sent it to no one knew where. The Goddesse of Liberty on a silver dime was shot clear over to the Kansas side of the river by the force of another ball from the bovy's rifle. It would hardly be believed, but a smell marble, not much larger tloan a pea, when thrown into the air disappeared simultaneously with the crack of the rifle nto the hands of the young champion. T'his, no doubt, is oue of the most remarkable feats ever performed by any one, and the cheering of the audience yesterday evinced their appreciation of his skilL" A Cerner @a 'sieatrialis. [Detroit Special to Olnlinnart CommerclaL] An important montraset was pedeoeted to day beeween three well-known mager, oa. B. ,o, f the Detro pea Hos; 8, M. Atibey o(Ai Abj , New . and James B. Dickso, of lad promises to develop intoone of anti scohemes ever known In These gentlemen, nder the firm Brooks, Dickson a Hikey, have les ' next season nearly forty thetes, f iegi unbroken circuit from TroN. 1,, to W Orleans. The circuit includes .t Albany, Utica, Oswego, AuburI, ' 3uffalo, D.troit, Bay City, EZst t Jackson, Muskegon Grand Rapids, Wayne, Lafayette, Terre Haute, .it Indianapolie, Dayton, ldprlnfield, O.o. bus, Wheelling, W.Vs., Nashville hieiin and New Orleans. All except Albany, falo and New Orleans are directl ea the new firm, and the others o-operate ith them. The circuit will be divided into sil divisions and not lees than five stock compif nlee will be organized to continuously travel over the circuit, playing well known stast who now have combinations of their own. Employment will be given to nearly twenty experienced advance agents and Ieal mana. gers. Thls gives the firm practically eonq of thestricasbuilness it theolties named,ald others will be added before May 1. Among other speculations projected by these managers are three speoll omb n tion now being organized to play hrou.h out the United States. Brooks, ýýlsm ad Hilckey are all well-known yo7 ma of enterrise. abllity and sapial tsa scheme is Indorsed by, and wil ave the co operation of the leading metropolsta 3ma. agers. ----1Mo me tied't Belleve BItier tSey. It was at the time of the revoktUo f of JUI when the political situation was dca i complicated, that a diplomatist asked - leyrand one night what was his opinion a the course of events. "My opinion 7" said Talleyra.d blandly. "Well, I have one opInion In the morning and another In the afternoon, but I never have an opinion at night." The response was somewhat ih the at the aeeuranoe to the banker who at the that the Bourse was agitated with ing rumors as to the debth of eorg went to the Minister of oreignAl.air tohe pump him. ll I an tell you," replied Talleyrd to his indiscreet questioner, "Is : Some sa he is dead, some say he Isn', bit for my p I put no faith in eather story. T is la On fidence, mindl You will be careful not to compromise me In any manner." raseaful Wemes. None receive so much benefit and none a.e so profoundly grateful and show such san tn terest in recommending Hop Bitters as women. It Is the only remedy peul adapted to the many Ills the sexs .3. universally subject to, Chills and fever, dlgestion or deranged liver eonatant or p. riodical selck headaches, wensie. iL the bO or sidneys, pain in the shoulders and dlfa.s ent parts of the body, a feeling' of lase d nd despodency, are all readIly remový br; LIST OF LETTBEB. memaianau ia the New Orls. e Pegeagge at 11 . rm.. 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