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LOVNm VOL. LAW.
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;
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memaianau ia the New Orls. e Pegeagge
at 11 . rm.. Aperl IS, UM. ,
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Bell Mary miss e Ea mi
Brag Braiton mrs yr 0 hrlnstilll -is
Brooks Charity zos OeOtw i mrs
Bullluier r 0 mrs Burr ohana ms -
runet Sarah msles il mL mirn
Coasenay a Boss A ' ier
Ohatmon Angelina mrs Clreas mXt
Oberout madam lda m
Cloaves A mrs ron rose S are
Oburo bll Cora B mrs avir
Danoeeran Mary mrs on A rs
Duchemin Marie K Dafr y
srEgana JMhary hn riaoor s i1M
ernandez mrs . oreman
Grany Catherine miss Galvet arm
ze Ed aid mrs Harti o
mrs
offman I.o. miss ll A Dt
Howare d Jla A ms n
ivenhalI lia L ent a aml
James Mary miss Jo ess Inia
Johnson Ann Johnson M ml -
Johnson .allie Joseph miss
Jones Genie mise Sin eAnna Y l.l +
enedt yllen b ln.r~q l
arEantry Margaret L an de m ar
,eea mrs ma e4 mm m.1
Llyd F maiss ar Elin mrs
Merrick Mary mrs ead Har la
Munroe Mary miss unroe fasl al
o armes 8 mrs anJ Ain 4 1r
BisaL L miss hil1 altne mli
Ba.gi nagelo mrs Bt+d Mr
Iice Ka!ie . tobertso mm ad m
Rogers Genevievq miss Bosevelt lBmw ass
Rosbart Amy miss Standt Eate miss
Shampine Bllvia t'~nh m
Sheely Catherine Sohn uleber B
Trent Lottle miss Tyler Jane ims
Thomweon beler mrs Thom. on al
Thomas Alice miss Tobin Lrmte.
Varsalls Idalia miss Vorsin Anto Dl ar
Walker Eoa mrs Watson L mis
Welsh Clara Wells Ilore miss
Woodward Albertina Wilson Caroline mbla
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Amann Ohas Adams B L
Adames Henry S Anderson Amos
Andrew MattheW Atkins G
Aiken Andrew I Atwood B
Barber Edgar airren G
Baum Geo A B Birrest s
Batist S Bennett John
Brewsaw Albert Brem B
Benson G W Bernent Goo
Brigh Jutlus Brlguara.l OtO
Boyland Daniel Bourn a1
Bogardl John Bush Henri
Butler A D Buohanan GW
Brown A Brown
Bally mr Oasm.es Harr
Chapman W J Olaney 0
Canton P J Chambers Blake
Carr John 1 tco Chandien BapDtlG
]arriere & Ohenler Cherllsfer G
Clifton Harry T Cory Pred
Colline U T Cmnnell David T
Cole Jas L jnude Cooper Wm I
Cnlhoun Jae W Clark Edw eopt
Clark Francis Darrell Guy
Larry 8 Demes Alex
DeValcourt C D Deans L
Devall Chris Dias M L
Dumun Louis Eichozwbal Jose
Egglesron Henry Erin Jew,
Flaagan John B French W
Plehgr C L Fisher Boblns.n D
Flsher AD Porte enry N
Frost Charley Gordon mr
Gallohgere Junius Garala Fran
Garntt mr Green lobt
Geddy Blchard Griffin G H
Golden Geo Godfrey Henry
Goram run Godfroy (hae
Hausse M Havey Jo
Hayes W G Harrison iteheil
Heaetina W H Heuter Ohms
Hlikey & Cokes Hood HG eapt
3 ffhrson ham Jhnnes W I
K~lly Wm Kanemasn J B
Klur a Lafont
Lambert Leon Lawlor Simon
Lamar Chas Lafeton Arthur
Lassie Cuarles Lee John
Linklater Bobt iLons JL rev
Lilly Julius Loten Jae
Lelnkroff & Strauss a)thew Wa 1
Maxon Ohm. sther B L
ax M Marebsand Alfred
Marrero L H Mlleted W N
Milan John J MontgomeryC D
Morse B Mont.ommryl W.'w
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McGreg-r John MotGovera -
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DOaood J LoG Nro Inis
O'Connor Jeremiah O' Jonnor M P
Parker Adden Oliveri F
Pelf Chas Preston W
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Purcell & Garnby Powers W W
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Ryan J DI Jicert Edward
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