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THIS WEEK ON OUR STAGE.
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BEER-EBB OV AJSVBEUENT.
Plveraelr Popnlar Plays Rreaght Dark U
Terra by Tmvelllns Centpamlee Nearly All
tbe Current Sneeette Wow Cleee to Their
Knoe An Attractive Abundance or Direr
version M the Various Vaudeville Ileuses.
Tbs week In theatrical has more than the
usual number of Interesting revivals of familiar
plays. Thus at the American "The Mikado"
will be brought forward bjr the Castle Square
U oompany. The Sullivan melodies ihonld be
sung excellently by tho principals and chorus
of this woll-drllled organization, and there la a
probability that tho Gilbert humor will ba ade
quately spoken. Graoe Ooldon gets the op
portunity with the role of tho heroine to dem
onstrate her abilities as a vocalist and actress.
Joseph F. Sheehan'li sure to give the songs of
the hero pleasingly. Lillian Swain, a recruit.
Is oast for one of the arch schoolgirls and Ruth
White for the other. Oscar Glrard Is the Jap
anese monarch, Qessle Falrbalrn the old maid,
Raymond Hitchcock the executioner, and
William O. Stewart and Charles Bcrlbner the
pair of solemn counsellors.
Minnie Maddern Flske comes back to the
Fifth Avenue just about a year after her tri
umph there with "Tess of the D'Urbervllles."
The Intervening tlmo has been spent by her
In a tour with that play, which she now offers
again to us with a company that Is not the
tStme as before, but quite as good. Frederlo
de Belleville Is tho libertine, Forrest Robinson
tlit husband, and Mary Shaw the Inebriate
peasant. John Jack, Mary Barbour, and Wil
fred North are retained. Mrs. Flske will later
produce Margaret Merington'a free English
translation of a German play.
We have had Henrlk Ibsen's "Hedda Gab
ler" In German, but will get It for the first time
In English next Wednesday afternoon at the
Fifth Avenue. It is a domestic tragedy. In
which the genius and the methods of the au
thor are displayed powerfully. Elizabeth Rob
Ins Is the promoter and principal actress In
this exposition of Ibsonlsm. She was con
cerned In some London performances of the
Norwegian playwright's works, and earned
considerable distinction through them. She
enacts the wife in "Hedda Gabler," and her
associates are Leo Dletrlchsteln, Malda Cral
gen, Ernest Hastings, William Courtlelgh,
Ellen Cummens, and Mrs. Griffith. They seem
to constitute an exoellent cost.
The last five days of Agnes Sorma'a engage
ment at the Irving Place are divided between
Bardou and Shakespeare. German versions of
"Dlvorcons" and "The Taming of the Shrew"
are the works of the French and English au
thors In which sho will enact the Cyprienn
and the Katharine. After this she will go on
a Western tour, and, Just before returning to I
Europe, act several times more In this city.
On Saturday a new operetta entitled "The
Little Lambs" will be brought out.
Maggie Cllne Is this week's visitor at the
Fourteenth Street In "Fun on the Paclflo Moll,"
a farce based on the old-time "Overland Mall."
The new version was made by Paul M. Potter
for William H. Crone, who used it some years
ago. In its present form it is permeated witn
vaudeville. The action is on board an ocean
steamer, where a diversity of passengers are
mingled, and are eventually thrown together
still more closely In a wreck on the high seas.
One of the incidents of '.ho voyage is a charity
concert, and It is hore that a variety show is
Interpolated. Miss Cline has a lot of new
comlo songs. Mme. Alexa is the prima donna
of the company.
A reproduction of "East Lynne" Is the bill at
the Grand Opera House. The cast names
actors who should not fall to present the tearful
old drama of elopement finely and in a manner
to stand comparison with any of the many pre
vious companies that have played it. Nance
O'Neill Is the errant wife and Wilton Lackaye
the tempter, while among the others are Rose
Kytluge, McKee Rankin, Andrew Robson and
Henry A.-Weaver. They have been together In
"Ease Lynne" a month or more, and therefore
havo become easy at their work.
Harlem gets at its opera house one of the
newer musical farces or extravaganzas. It is
called "Tho Ballet Girl" and bears the Rice
brand. It was built up steadily in briskness
and gayety during Its term at the Manhattan
and is said to have been further strengthened
whllo in Boston later. It Is an affair of frivolity,
with women as risky as thoy are frisky, and
the usual components ot Its type of show. There
have been no changes of any account in the
comDany during Its absence.
The McNally force, "The Widow Jones," Is
the provocative of laughter at the Columbus.
It was regarded during an entire season at tho
Bijou as quite Irresistible. It Is now given by
a Rico & Harris company. Flora Irwin ploys
the humorous widow who acquires a quasi hus
band against her will and becomes involved in
many funny scrapes. This Miss Irwin, like her
sister May, Is an unctuous singer of negro bal
lads. The Columbus now has the whole east
side practically to itself.
Elita Proctor Otis has been playing Nancu
SU.es In the stage vorslon of "Oliver Twist"
during tho past month. Now she Is due at the
Star. The Sun has described Miss Otls's per
formance as oxtremely vivid, forcible and etfeo
tive, abounding in realism and calculated to
enthral the multitude. She is a brainy as well
as handsome actress. Her chief companion is
Charles Ban on, whose BUI Sikes is a faithful
exposition of tho Dickens creation.
At the Casino a revival of the third In its
series of annual reviews, "In Gay New York,"
Is the thing offered. Tho company for that
purpose is substantially the ono which, headed
by Walter Jones, came Into town recently for a
week, but It has been strenathoned In several
rales. At the end of to-morrow night's per
formance the actors who have been engaged in
"The Belle of New York" and who are now
H bound for London will come on tho stage and
some speeches will be made.
Beatrice Herford will give her humorous
monologues at the Waldorf-Astoria to-morrow
night. Miss Herford is an expert in character
ization. A matinee on Tuesday at the Garden Theatre
will ralso money for the homo building fund of
the Woman's Press Club. William Faversham
and Viola Allen will give a scene from " Pyg
malion and Galatea," and other voluntoers are
Jean Gerard-, Minnie Duprey, Lotta Llnthl
cura, George Allison, the Cantata Club, and a
cast to play "Tho Raspberry Shrub." Vaudo
villo contributions are promised In addition.
The end is at hand for some of the plays that
hove pleased many New York audiences. Only
during this week will "Oh I Susannah I" and
"Dangerfteld" divide the laughter 'at Hoyt's,
and so different ore tho two pieces, so quiet the
one and so boisterous tho other, that no more
Incongruous union ever prospered.
Tho closing week of the regular season at the
Lyceum elves repetitions of "The Tree of
Knowledge" by the stock company. This
theatre dur(ng holy week will have illustrated
lectures In the evening by Garrett P. Serviss.
The resumption of dramatio affairs will be
made with Clyde Fitch's new play of society,
"The Moth and the Flame."
I John Drew passos into the seventh and final
week of his engagement at Wallack's, where
"One Summer's Bay" has not lost any of its
vogue. The noxt occupants of the Wallack
stago will be the Bostonlons, who will begin
their term with "The Serenade." They havo
two new comlo operas, and will produce one
or both before their departure. They may
it also appear In "Rob Roy."
This Is tho last week of "The Man from Mex-
H Ico" at the Bijou, where it Is holding a merry
I place In that theatre's succession of American
II farces. The next' play will be a new one, "The
I Old Coal," by a Lieutenant in tho navy. Smith
U A Rico, who discovered Mr, du Souchet, think
they have found another clover humorist.
William jr. Crane goes into his last fortnight
at tho Knickerbocker. The first souvenirs
r given out at that theatre will mark the
fiftieth time of "A Virginia Courtship" to
morrow night. Mr. Crane is rehearsing "Ills
Honor the Mayor," a localized version of a
trench farce, and will be roady to produce It
at the Empire, late in April, but "A Virginia
Courtship" will remain at the front in bis
repertory next season. "The Bride Elect" is
to follow him at the Knickerbocker.
The limit has been set tor "The Highway
man" nt the Broadway, It will end its long
season thero two weeks hence. It is an alto
gether eeeiuly comlo opera, making no con
cessions to any supposed demand for vul
garity or Indecency in that form of entertain,
fnent. 'J'hr next visitors here will be Lillian
lttisdull, Uolla Fox, and Jofferson l)u Angells,
who havo held togctner in "The Wedding
l'"," mid will rrturn to us In it.
Henry Miller has four weeks more at the
Garden, and nil that time will bo devoted to
"The Master," in which Ills acting has com- t
landed, tho regard of people who know the
dlilcrrnce between rood and bod art ou tut J
stage. This theatre is fortunate in that re
spect. Last before Mr. Miller was Mr. Oogh
Ian with an excellent example, "The HoralBox,"
and after Mr. Miller will come Mr. Mansfield,
whose repertory is tnado up of pieces that appeal
to on educated taste
Tho enlivening process has been applied assid
uously to "Monte Osrlo" nt tho nernld Square.
Bull passages in the toxt havo been eliminated,
and several specialties hare been Interpolated.
These aro of an audacious nature. It must be
confessed, such as tho barefooted and bare
legged dunco by Mildred Howard do Gray. An
appeal is tuns mado to people who like displays
that are of the presumptuous order. Mr. Rice
seems to be a prompt backslider.
Nothing else than "Way Down East" fs to
he performed this season at tho Manhattan,
Tho changes in the cast ot that Now England
drama hove proved lieneflclal. Mr. Mclntosnlis
first rate ks tho former father, and Miss Gal
loway.ls prettily piquant as the daughter. .Man
ager Brady says that ho expects to send tho
piece to London next summer with the com
pany now engaged in It. Its production has
served to start the new management In highly
Maude Adams will not budge from tho Oar
rick until tho demand for "Tho Little Minis
ter falls off, ana that Is not likely to occur
until summer sets In. She will thus gain the
distinction of playing an entire and long season
in Now York with her first venturers a star.
Next autumn this theatre will bo dovotcd to
Hoyt ploys, beginning with tho now ono en
titled "A Doy and a Night," which, in tho
meanwhile, will have a perfecting lour.
, It Is not easy to oppralso tho values of the
things that kocp "The Whlto Heather" In a
booming condition at tho Academy of Music.
Thero is Rosa Coghlan In tho assertive, dom
inant and serlo-comlo kind of character which
put her at her best In tbo regard of Academy
nudlsnccs. Thero is tho deep-soa fight by
divers as a special excitant In the way of In
tense melodrama. Thore aro several voir
showy and populous scenos to captivate tho
ore. This piece will last a month longer at
Souvenirs will be distributed at tho hun
dredth performance of "Tho Conquorors" nt
tho Emplro next Wednesday night. This
drama has borne tho brunt of flerco attack
by purists, having been enabled to do so not
bocouse our modish peoplo llko such tndo
ccnuy as hns been somewhat acrimoniously as
cribed to this play, but becauso or tho absorbing
Interest of the love story which It tells so bold
ly and graphically. It is to run tho season out.
Two matlmSos of "Under the Red Hobo" will
bo given early In April.
Lenten dulneas Is not one ot the thousands of
visitors to onr continuous shows, and this
week's offerings are mado on tho sure fore
knowledge of liberal support. At tho Pleasure
Palace Isabolle Urquhortls tho chief sketch
player, retaining tho farce In which a baby goes
astray, a piece in which she has appeared down
town. At the top of tho specialist 'roster Is
Bessie Bonehlll. who promises a new budget ot
songs, each with Its sightly costume, and all
rondored with this vocalist's bost sprlghtllness.
A vocalist in the negro ballad way is Josephine
Gasman, Soloret Is a dancer of the Louie Fuller
school, and a few ot tho others are Phyllis Allen,
Fisher and Carroll, tho Australian trio and
Ward and Curran. Tho biograph views of
warriors afield and afloat aro continued.
John Mason Is recovered to vaudovlllo at
Proctor's Theatre, where, In company with
Beatrice Lesllo and Adelaide Hersb, he will
play a new musical comedy. A short farco that
Is new to this house Is Grant Stewart's "A
Passing Fancy," which will ongago Lillian
Burkhart and Carl Wilbur; and another twenty
minute farce that has nover been dono here Is
"A Tragedy in Bohemia," whos chief inter
preter will be nonry Bagge. Retained for vari
ety Innings will bo Kllpotrlck and Barber, whOBS
bicycle riding is beyond most o tho wheeling
tricksters; Morris's trained ponies, Daly and
Dovere. R. II. Mohr. Coaklcy and Huosted,
Johnson and Dean, Blcknoll, James W. Rea
gan, the McDonougbs, Ed Latcll, the Famons
ana mo rortums.
An erstwhile rouser In melodrama comes to
Keith's to-morrow with n playlet In which
thrills aro not. Ho is J. J. I)owllng7nd tho
farco does not bring tollfoaniarblostaUic, but
vivifies the pillar of salt Into which' Lo'fje wife,
was turned. Other sketch pl45fbrs"nro"Jouri C,
Rice and Sally Cohen, for wKmi this 'is a see!-'
ond week, and Edwin FavOlf"Jind Edith Sin-'
clalr. Listed as specialists WJm Mllo. Horn
bello, who by spilling colored sands makes pic
tures rapidly; the Rogers brothers, whoso ab
surdities will be heard here for tho first tlmo;
Charles W. Littlefleld, Press Eldrfdgc. aignorre
and Boyer, Gilbert, Leavltt nd Nevcilo, uuinn,
Cameron and Farley, Clifford A. Wiley, McCnlo
and Daniels, the Melrose brothers and Panll
netti and Piquo. . ?
Pastor's will have. to-morrowuthe 'nrstjfrjlls
of an Imported, song bIrd.""Sb6aIS Marie Lo
Blanc, and will b reinforced bi. Tony. Pastor,
and Julie Mackerhb OntattJSltVoo bill '
will fall to Mr. and Mrs: WflllomltQbyni,
specialties being allotted to the'Tanakas, the
McCarthys, Foy and Clark. Smith and Camp
bell, Lorraine and Howell, Jonas and Walton,
the Hale sisters, tho Morrells ana tho Murtlne
brothers, besides Pastor himself.
At tho Eden Mus6o the "Passion Play"
views aro continued, having already had mora
than 100 showings. Each .presentation of
them is accompanied by o Ocacrlpttvo locturp
that makes each view clearly 'tfddcrstooH. 'una .
singing from choir boys acccntttatas their. In.-,
tcrest. In the wax works, flguebs of warriors'
havo the most attention, and martial iiusic.
makes a large share of tho band concer i.
To-day's Dlds from vaudeville houses aro
mado by two continuous show theatres nnd
by two music halls. Tno former. Proctor's
Theatre and the Pleasure Palace, retain for
Sundays the idea of programmes covering af
ternoon nnd evening; and Wober & FioldR's
and the Harlem muslo halls aro opened for
Week night bills of tho muslo halls con tain
many continued features. At Koster & Rial's
hold-over specialists are a majority nnd tbo
performance is all variety. A week from to
morrow this arrangement will be broken by
what Is promised ns a decided novelty. It is
nn operetta by Alexander Dorollen, entitled
"Au Bain." In the French original, and to bo
sung by Adele Ritchie and Slgnor Peruginl. Tho
preparations for this are ospocially elaborate.
Not only is " Pousse Cafe" continued nt
Weber & Fields's, but there Is a lull Ip tho
endeovorB to Improve upon it that have been
almost continual slnee its start. This is be
cause "The Con-curcrs," Its top laer, is Its
best one. Its opportunities for Charles Ross
and Mabel Fenion are especially good, and
fine chances remain to the burlosque's abun
dant comedians, who take full advantngo of
them. To-morrow's specialists are a newly re
The shift of performors at the Harlem Muslo
nail Is complete, and to-morrow night's enter
tainers will be Charles B. Ward, Maud Ray
mond. James Thornton. Wills ami Collins, the
Deltorellls. John Le Clair, Lavender nnd Thomp
son, the O Henrns, and tho Deanes.
The two dally performances at Sam T. Jack's
will bo made up in about equal parts of femalo
minstrelsy. sDecIuItles, and nurlottnllvlnir. pic
tures punctuating the whole, which Is quite in
line with the standards set by its director.
FIBBX BOEBEBT OP XUE KIND.
Theft of a Mall Pouch from a Cran at a Sim
tlon In Wyoralul,
From the Denver Timee.
For the first tlmo within tho memory of W.
E. Cochran, Post Ofilco Inspector In charge of
this division of tho service, a case of tho theft
of a mall pouch from a station crano has come
to light. This caso was reported to Inspector
Cochran by tho Postmaster of tho Uttlo town
of Komerer, Wyo and tho Inspector imme
diately sent a man to tho scene of the robbory.
Inspector Sutton was selected lo Investigate
the robbery. This morning Mr. Cochran re
ceived a telegram from hlsinspoctor stating
that the mall pouch had been recovered, minus
three registered letters containing $31, but
that the thief or thieves havo not yet been ap
prehended. The hamlet of Kemerer cannot boast the dis
tinction of beln known as a railroad station.
It Is situated alongsida of tho main lino of tho
land grant road, but It Is not of sufficient sie
or Importance to bo classed as a station. For
this reason Undo Sam Is obliged to make use ot
the crano In order to allow tho residents of tho
burg to comniunlcoto with tbo outside world.
The crane is generally In uso throughout tho
country, but never before, to tho know lodge of
Mr. Cochran, has a case nrlson through tho theft
of n mall pouch from one ot them. Tho in
coming mull Is thrown out of tbo car as tho
train passes the town, and at the samo tlmo the
automatic arm attached to the sldo of the car
roaches out and grasps the mall sack that was
left banging on the crane. The trams never
even slow up nt Kemerer unless they are
Lust Monday night, ns was his dally cus
tom, tho Postmaster hung cm the crano by tho
side ot the railroad track the pouch containing
the outgoing mall, It Is very seldom that reg
istered letters are sont out by the inhabitants
of tbo town, but on this occasion there hap
pened to bo three. The fact that the sack had
never before boon molosted glvos rlso to tbo be
lief that tho thieves were aware that It con
tained tbo registered letters. Tho Poetmasler
Eald no particular attention to tbo pouch of ler
anglng It up. the train passed through, and ho
appeared on the platform to pick up the in
coming pouch, Ho reached the truck just In
time to see the train whizz past, and In tlmo
to notice that it did not pick up the sack from
tho crane. Glancing nt tho crane, bo noticed
that the pouch was not there, Ho realized the
state of affairs at once, and as soon as he could
connnunlcato ulth a tolegrnph oillco notified
the Inspector's office of tho robbery,
Inspector Sutton discovered the pouch hidden
in the sage brush near tbo track, A silt had
been cut la it, the njsll which It contained hud
tieen looted, but nothing was S4lsiDu except
tho three registered letters.
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IKaiDE XUE TnEATEE.
Cnstemt nt the German Plays tJnllkeTDOie f
The audiences that gather at the Gorman
theatre in Irving place are unlike those seen at
any other playhouse in town. During tbo re
cent engagement ot Agnes Sorma there, the au
diences were exceptionally large and offered a
striking Illustration of the difference between
them and tho gatherings, in tho theatres
dovotcd to English play's. Tho quiet ot
tho spectators is the first noticeable differ
ence. Nobody spooks even quietly to his
neighbor without leaning over bo closely
to him that tho sound could not possi
bly disturb anybody else. Even thon tho
whisperer Is likely to bo rcralndod by a rebuke
from in front or behind. Ihe slightest nolso
Interrupts tho conrsoof tho spectators' enjoy
ment, nnd that la something whloh will not bo
tolerated by tho serious playgoers of tho German
theatre. Tho only talking thoy proposo to hear
is that ot tho actors on tho stage. Applauso
very roroly comes until tho close ot tbo act.
Then, If tho Dorformanco bo worthy, tho ac
knowledgment Is unrestrainedly cordial. Laugh
ter at tho funny points of a farco Is never re
pressed. That Indulgcnco Is unrestrained. In
comic opera tho applauso Is quite as common as
It is ot the other theatres, and tho audiences
llko encores qulto as much ns thoso who hoar
them In English.
It Is in tho quiet moments of a serious play,
howovor, especially when tho scene leads to nn
exciting climax, that tho mood of tho nudlcnce
Is most characteristic. Then from tho orchestra
seats to tho crowded gallery tho spectators aro
Intensely absorbed In every movement and
every wonl of tbo actors. When tho climax has
comoand this tension is released It can be Im
mediately felt, nlthough thero Is no applauso or
any nudlblo outbreak. Tho feeling runs through
tho bouso nnd tho emotions aro relaxed. But
the customary relief is not expressed as it usu
ally Is In other theatres by applauso. That must
wait until thacurtmn falls.
Like all German theatres the world over, tho
Irving Placu is dreadfully overheated. Fresh
air Is nil very uoll whon ono sits tm fielcn. but
indoors everything must bn appropriately stuff r
nnd hot. So theGcimnn theatre in New York
frequently beomes distressingly warm. But
the regular audiences do not nppcnr to objoct to
it. Many of tho mon lenvo tliu thoatro between
tho ncti and smnko in tho lobby, more, pos
sibly, than would usually bo found in
an American nunlcnco. jSoiiio of tho womon
occasionally retire to the lobby, but tho number
of tliuso who follow tbo cxuiupla of tho mon is
small. Possibly if the theatre had a foyor as
largo as thoso In Europo tho audience would re
tire just as thoso In Germany do. But that cus
tom hus never become popular here, and thero
is tho added attraction or nn orchestra lo keep
tho nudienco seated between tho acts. Very
fow of tho Continental theatres hnvcorchestros.
Tho cloakroom system exists to a grcHtcr ox
tent in tho German theatre than It does nt any
other plnco excepting tho MctroDolitan. Cloaks
and hats are doposlted at tho garderobc with
regularity, and tno men as well as tho womon
aro patrons of this branch of the theatre. Tho
rulo about hats In a qualified one. Thomm
ogement asks only that thoso hats which
lnterforo with tho view of percons bo
hind 'shall bo removed. Others aro not
forbidden. Few nro worn, howovor. nnd It Is
Interesting to boo the size of thoso that nro re
tained. Thoy may not bo triumphs of millinery,
but they show that women sometimes think of
other things thanboautyor fashion when they
get A,hat UtoLtbey think in fact of tho persons
who may sit in tbo row behind thorn at the
theatre, ' a ' '
XKODJSU NOW XHE r-AD.
Another Change In the fthirtlncr Popularity or
There are fashions In fun. Ten years ago New
York nudlencos enjopd comedians of a kind
that havo little or no vogue to-day. Older fcl
4ows. who amused audiences had to change their
methods lfcthoy.x)uld. Jhose that were not
1 'O.blfi.t.piost' their popularity. It was not a groat
'many- years ago that the negro comcdlnq
.amused Xcw Yorkers mightily. Tho lato John
Wild, who has been doad only n few woeks,
wns one of tho men notnblo In that line.
Nowadays nn audience will scarcely toler
ate a negro impersonator In a music hall,
howover clover ho raav be. With the Irish
nnd in a measure tho ordinary German come
dians the same thing .had como to pass. Now
Yorlono Jonger3intereitii, Itself In comodlans of
this kind. Ten years ago tho popular comedian
in tl)ls city was tho acrobatic funny man who
'fell on tho stage as ofton as ho could nnd pro
vokod tho arausemont of spectators by Imperil
ling his bones. Comedians of that kind havo
disappeared. They havo reformed or lost them
selves in tho cheap thoatres outside of Now
York. This particular stylo of humor camo to
its highest-. development in Digby Boll, who
found,Ln4mircra at one tlmo. Ho abandoned
opcroita cntlroly when .the pendulum went back
."jvlthjuiFJiji (iruiulful saving, and Is acting now
There were soma other actors with comlo
powers somewhat more -extended, or, at all
events, capable ot variation. Thoy were ablo to
change their tricks without abandoning alto
gether the Hold In which thoy were usod. A
ia(er form of stago humorist that pleased New
YorK ws tho vulgar, cocktail-drinking, choiky
chap full of tbo wit of the hotel lobbies und bar
rooms. He prosperedrfor snvoral years, and tho
rough, triido, urco;cincdicn," us they were
called, illtbaqch there was never anything
but farce' lh'thcm',-4itid that of the cheapest,
most banal kind, kepti this comedian on view- for
several seasons. Ho was a popular figure in a
number of productions that hud notably success
ful runs. But be had his day. llko tbo others,
and when it camo to nn end no had to get out.
That roliovcd the field of several "stars," but
they were compelled to reform even when they
bad dropped out of consplcuousncss and went
bark into vaudeville.
Just now New York Is enjoying its new humor
with tbo same enthusiasm that o child shows
for a now tojv This Ib a variation of tho Ger
man comodlin with a dialect that Is rather Yid
dish than German, compared with Uio standard
set by Gus Williams, Gcorgo Knight, nnd Ger
man comedians of former times. The two actors
who have their muslo ball up on Broadway, tho
"brothers" In the vaudeville theatres wQodo
much thcsoracstjlo of 0" turn," and their associ
ates, are the popular comnflians In Now York to
day, and they are enjoying such favor as was
scarcely ever before shown in the snmo degree to
nny particular fins of actors. Of all humor that
has prosporodon tho stage, none wns ever less
natlvo than this, Tho fun of their language nnd
movements comes from a race entirely foreign.
"It Is n curious pbaso of tbo public tattu."
said a manager In discussing the question,
"that tho Yiddish humor as It Is exhibited by
Americans should havo como to bo tbo most
popular In tho city to-day. Even Yiddish words
are beginning to tako tliolr placo in tho slang of
tho day, and the comedians in domand now are
those that Impersonate these Yiddish charac
tors, speak the idiom of thoso people nnd can
heat Imitato tholr gestures nnd tricks of speech.
11 oat of theso men who do this work success
fully hnvu a strong racial sympathy with tbe
cliarnctorn and spent their lives among theso
people. Thorcforo. thoj npprcclnto the peculi
arities of their people, and ure able to Illustrate
the humor ot the llfo."
But 11 was not to lie expected that other audi
ences would appreciate this humor, or, nbove
all things, that audiences accustomed to tbo
comparuilvo leflnemeut of Broadway theatres
would understand this humor. They do, how
ever, nnd when ut nn exceedingly smart prlvato
party it wnsdocldod to havo tho most appreci
ated entertainers in Now York three of those
comedians were engaged. At tbe theatres on tho
Bowery this typo has long been considered highly
amusing. Thero tho nuutciico live among theso
peoplo and know thorn, understand their pecu
liar words nnd mnku the figures ridiculous. But
they nro unknown to uptown audiences. That
has not. however, prevented the Yiddish come
dian from taking his placo nt tho top to-day.
Ho Is the fashion now, mid xif nil tbo types that
have been used for placo humor none was ever
as alien to American llfo and character.
ItED EAOL.E, XKAVELI.IHO OBAXOB,
Indian Mho Wrnrs Glasses Wn In at- Ihe
Dcutli or.Mttlu Bull.
Irvm the Omaha litt.
Rod Eagle, a French Iroquois Indian, who
was presont ot tbo death of Sitting Bull during
the Sioux uprising in tho winter ot 1800, de
scribed the Incldont at the Voluntoer barracks
last night. Red Eaglo is a young man, tall, and
rather handsome, In foaturo giving little tokenof
his Indian doscont.
Ho dresses in an Indian costume of some stuff
resembling buckskin, plentifully frilled and
frlngod about tho edges and covered over with
fnuglcH and bangles that set off by their glister
thcred and yellow of his coverings. His long
black hair, falling loosoly about his shoulders,
adds a picturesque o fleet to his general make-up,
which, however, takes one Incongruous note
from tho glasses that sit astride his nose.
lied Eaglo Iisb n romurknble command ot
English. Ills talk Is bright and flavored with a
rough and ready wit that seems to take Im
mensely with his hoarem. Ho is a type of tbe
traditional Indian orator In that he possesses a
certain slmplu eloquence roupled with a power
of putting things that hold tho attention of his
For the last seven years he has been engaged
In missionary work, chiefly among tbe Indians.
Now he is travelling In the interests of the Vol
untoers of America,
POEMS nbnxn izxAtuxo.
r 1 . '
What Is thetr.erltn. these ncbrnbors of ours?
Wht bare ihsy dons that theytufftr aoddttf
That the blsek elood of vwr Sad bloodshed still
Over tbelr land, while Ib anrotih they ery t ,
Whst have they done that we stand by, unheeding
That tbelr patriot blood Is running Ilk rain
Whst Is ttnlr.crime that tbeir Agonised pleollng
Cor justice and mercy, Is offered la vain F
What have they done, thatthtlrwomen are ravlsbed,
Their Innocent children torn from tbelr arms
And butchered like sheep t Why Is this torturs lav
ished On Cuba Why do we not all rise to arms?
What Is their crime? Nowlletenl O nation.
Who cslleth Ihyeelf the Land ot the Ireel
Thon who through strogile and much tribulation
Flung thy flag aloft with thp word Liberty.
This Is tbe sin of these sUfferlrig peoole.
Striving to gain what we Value most dear.
This la their crime tell It out from the steeple,
Cry It abroad that the nations may hear.
They ask for freedom from cruel oppression.
Dotting them long to the dust of the earth.
This Is the reason they die. The confession
needs like a page front the book of our birth.
What ore you golog to do 7 le the question
racing our country and people to-day I
Stand by like .cowards An, spurn the sucteetlon
Ae en Insult to honor I But answer who may.
There erles front the ground the blood ot our brother.
Asking the aid that so long Is withheld.
le American courage eo dead that another
Shall take up thy duty, by justice compelled r
rtlie la your might, O eons ot the sires
Who fought for their freedom, and gave to the
A land, on whose altars sweet liberty's Area
Are quenched not, whose Blar-Spangled Flag la un
furled To the free winds ot heaven! Olre to brother
The f rendom we clalrn for bur own as a right.
Let not ovarlco, gretd, or cowardice smother
The roloo of stern duty. "Arise in your might,
O sons of the land.'calied tno land of the free,
OlVe to Cuba her blood-bought right. Liberty!
SaattAw, Mich. Maooabxt n. Alsks.
Parle and ranelea.
from the Hosfon Traneoript.
Donneta, boh nets, boundless bonnets!
Uroad, Immense, huge, endless, vast!
Fer more worthy ye of sonnets
Than the clouds whose bosoms east
8hadows hot so widespread oer us.
Clouds which leas conceal tb" skies.
Than ynn heaps ot straw before us
To obstruct our vision rtsel
Dtikllr your tints perplex ua;
Satin, velvet, leghorn, crapes.
Rise, like Hamlet's ghost, to vex ut.
With your strange unearthly ehapee,
Ae tbe ralnbow'e colors, varloue
Are tbe hue whlcU.ro display;
And chameleon like, precarious.
Changing one by one away.
Black, then purple pink, thenyellowi
Green or scarlet, gay or gravei
Haw, like ennsel. soli aud mellow.
Now jo mock the deep-blue wove.
Both In tint and form fantastic.
As the dreams that mock poor men.
Changing shape, like gum-elastic.
Only to be changed again.
Never Jewish priest's tiara.
N'erer Persia's bridal queen.
Never, 'mid the hot Mahara,
Turtianed Turk or Bedouin.
Never head'dreas, mixed and blending
In mc st heterogeueou bllrs,
Kqualted half the forms aeeendlng
iu OiireTercnangtng styles.
W. E. Snow.
The Old nnnteraaru
There's o keen and grim old huntsman
On a hora as white as snow, t
Sometimes he la very swift
And sometimes he is slow.
But he never Is at fault.
For be always hunts at vtew.
And he rldee without a halt
Th huntsman' name Is Death.
Ilia hone's name Is Time;
He Is comlnir, he la coming
As I sit and write thla rhymei
He Is coining, be Is coming
As you read the rhyme 1 write.
You can hear his hoot's low drumming
Day and night.
... . -i.lt -
i .. Tou cutbear the .distant drumming
As the eloccgoea tlck-e'teok.'
.- T'AtitthechlHilnsof ttaehours '
' r Is toe umslcofturs peak.
You may hardly note their growling
Underneath thenoonday aun.
But at night you hear thjtn howling
As they run.
And tbey never cheek or falter
For they never miss their kill;
Season change and systems alter.
Hut tho hunt Is runulng still.
Uarkt the evening chime le playing,
1 OVr the Ionic gray town It peala;
Don't yon hear the death-hound baying
At your heels?
Where Is there an earth or burrow?
Where a cover left for you ?
A year, a week, perhaps to-morrow
Bring the huntarnan's death halloo;
Day by day he gains upon us.
And tbe most that n e ean claim
Is that when tho bounds are on us
We die game.
And somewhere dwells tho'lluter.
By whom It waa decreed;
He sent the savage huntsman.
He bred tbe snow.whtte steed.
These hounds which run forever,
lie set them on yonr track;
He hears you scream, but never
Calls them back.
He does not heed our suing.
We never see his fae;
lie hunts to our undoing.
We thank him for the chase.
We thank him and we flatter.
We hope because we must '
But have we cause ? No matter I
A. COKIX DOTLB.
Tbe sonar or Captain II I do.
From the Bosfon Kventna Transcript.
The following Is the song asked for. It Is worthy
of note that all versions give the name of the hero as
Robert, while his real name was Wllllamt
Oh. my name was Jtobert Kldd, as I sall'd, oi I aall'd.
Oh. my name was Robert Kldd, u I sall'd
My sinful rootsteps slid. Ood's lawa they did forbid
But still wickedly I did, as I sall'd.
I'd a Bible In my hend, as I sall'd, as I sall'd,
I'd a Bible In my band, as I sall'd;
I'd a Bible In my band by my father's great oommand.
And I sunk It In the sand, as I sall'd.
I spied three ships or France, as I sall'd, as I sall'd,
I spied three ships of France, as I sall'di
Is plod three ships of France, to them I did advance.
And took them all by chance, as I sall'd.
I spied three ships of 'Spain, as T sall'd, as I sall'd,
I spied three ships of apaln, aa I sall'di
I apled three ships of Spain, I fired 00 them amain.
Till most of them were slain, as I sall'd.
I murdered William Moore, as I sall'd, aa I sall'd,
I murdered William Moore, as I sall'd;
I murdered William Moore, and I lett him In blsgote,
Not many leagues from shore, as I sall'd.
I'd ninety bars of gold, as I sall'd. aa I sall'd,
I'd ninety bars of gold, aa I sall'd;
I'd dollars manifold, and riches uncontrolled.
And by these I lost my soul, aa I sall'd.
A Woman's Hand.
from the Wettmtneter tiaeette.
A woman's band 1 to weak to see,
80 strong In guiding power to be,
80 light, so delicately planned.
That you can hardly understand
The ttrengtb In lit fair symmetry.
A hand to aet a nature free.
Or curb a stropg man's tyranny
By simple gesture of command
A woman's hand.
O man, upon life's troubled tea.
When tempest-tossed by Fate's decree,
Tho ut It Fortune hold thee contraband,
Hope onl for thou shall win to land
If tomewhere it stretched out to thee
A woman's hand, II, U, B.
BALANCED A QUA MUM TAXES.
Freah Water Used to Hake Goad tbe IVoea by
Kraporatlon from Salt-Wafer Tanks.
As tbo salt water evaporates from a balanced
aquarium tonk, which Is one in which aeration
Is produced by the introduction of plant life, it
is made good by adding fresh water. The water
evaporates, but the salt does not, ond If salt
water were added to supply the loss tbe water
would soon become too salt. Sometimes when a
tank Is first started salt water may be added for a
brief time for tbe reason that tbe salt water was
not originally qulto salt enough. This might
happen for Instance with water, taken from
New York harbor In the spring, when tbe water,
never qulto so salt as that ot the ocean, is still
further freshened by tbe greater body of fresh
water coming down the Hudson ot that season.
But, after making good tbe lots by evaporation
for 0 few times with salt water, the further lots
would be made good with fresh water.
There are balancod salt-water tanks at the
Aquarium In Ibis city In which tbe water has
not been ohonged since tbey were started four
years ago, and which aro now In perfect condi
tion and still salt, as they originally were,
though there has been added fresh water equal
In bulk to six or eljrat Uats the mvotehU of tho
tanks, . ,
QUESTIONS AXt AXBTTEttB.
Relative to the query ef A. O, K. on March SO and
your answer thereto, I be to ttate that In former
yetrt a hotel stood on Broadway at Ihe northeast cor
ner ef Leonard street and was known as the Carleton
Ilonto. Thla Is Ihe site afterward occupied by the
warehouse of K. R. Jaffray ft Co. The southeast cor
ner was occupied by the old building of the society
Library and tbetonthwrst corner by the retail dry
goods concern of 111 teheock and Lead beater. Could
the high land upon Broadway at that point possibly
have been known aa Bowery Hill? E.M.O.
I. In a trotting race D wins the pole and loses the
first heat; It he entitled to the pole in seoond heat?
B, Are United States warvetieltluiured? W.J.
1. He It not. The horse winning the tint beat has
the pole In the second heat. a. No.
On Jan. gu, 1 HB2, the memorable ctoelne of the F.ast
River by an lee floe and the crossing of thousands ot
persons from Brooklyn happened. I wet one of those
that crossed early In the morning. At about 11 o'clock
the lee moved out with the ebb tide. I wat a White
hall boatman at that time, and In company with
James Ratehford, a boatman, rescued three persons
from the Ire off Governor's Island, Will you kindly
refer to your files of that date and let m know the
names of the three parties we rescued ? Their names
were pnMlsbed In TRK Stm and Herald. This Informa
tion lam very anxious to obtain. W. n. Hoorxa.
The names were not In Tnx Sea ot 1863.
Will you k'ndly let me know who are the authors
of the following quotations 1
"Forward Is onr ery, our right,
Onward la onr duly.
And throueh all the ares bring
Truth's overwhelming beauty."
"That man may last but never Uvea
Who much reoelvrt and nothing gives.
"There's a hlst'ry In men's lives
That, which observed, a man may pronhesy
With a near aim at the main chance of things
As yet not come to life."
O that estates, degrees, aid offices
Were not derived oorruptly, and that clear honor
Were purchased by the merit of the wearer."
" It doth bestride the narrow world like a Colossus."
" He' a slave that dare not be
la the right with two or three."
"Lo! a cloud's about to vants'i from the day,
And a brasn wrong to crumble Into clav.
Lo! the rlaht's about to conquer; clear tho way!
with tbe rttht shall msny more
Fnt-r smiling at the doon ,
With the elant wrong shall fall
Manr others, great and small.
Which for ages long have held tit tway.
lien of thought and men of action c'ar the way."
N. J. BiRxrr.
1. We don't know. S. Nor thla. S. Shakespeare.
" King Henry IV.," part II., act 8, scene li you have
It Incorrectly. 4. Shakespeare's "Merchant of
Venice," act 2, teene 9. 0. Sbtketpeare's "Julius
deter," act I.soeneS; you misquote the line. 8. We
do not know. 7, Charles llackay, LL.D,"
Is tbe Trinity Church, Broadway and Wall street,
the original edifice erected In 1080? W.H.O.
No. The first Trinity Church was opened In March,
1003; It wat destroyed In one ot New York's great
flret Sept. 9 1, 1770. The teoond building waa erected
between 1784 and 1700, and was opened March 25,
17HB. This church waa taken down In 183(1-40; the
present church, the third; was begun June 3,1841,
and consecrated Mty 28, 1848, by Bltbop McCotkry
What It the date ot which Dr. Lyman Abbott
preaohod the sermon In whleb he stated that It was
scientifically Impossible for a whale to swallow a
man? Is there any known species of whale capable
or swallowing a man ? B. akp Otrxks.
Snnday, Jan, U4, 1BB7. There are no whales known
to scientists capable of swallowing a man.
Are there any worms or other Inseeta that Injure
books or newspaper flies, and If so, what can be used
to prevent damage from tpu source? How long ean
TnERcsbe preserved If kept In a dry place and not
handled much?" 'Wlll'iiet 'the ground-Wood paper
soon take aueh a f OrtrJ ta to make the file valnelesa ?
Under what conditions can the paper best be pre
served? "" F. B. B.
There are bookworms, bnt they are very teiree.
and probably will not eat wood pulp paper. Cock
rotchet will eat the binding, but we think that In
sects will not trouble you much. We do not know
how long a newspaper printed on wood-pulp paper
will last; the limit of preservation has not been
reached yet. It la believed that wood-pulp paper will
not last to long at the old-fashioned rag paper, but
nooneknowtas yet; wood-pulp paper hasn't been
tested long enough. The papers should be bound and
kept on their sides In a dork file room, kept at clear
as possible from Insects and dust.
In Tng Sex or March IS A. B. F. Inquires for the
words and authorship of the quotation, "We shall
Bass through this world but once." Ao. Tax Sex of
arch SO oontalna three " correct " versions. Permit
a Philadelphia newspaper man to contribute a few
more, oulled from his scrapbook. The first Is printed
on the back of tbe card nf a commercial traveller,
who styles himself "drummer Evangelist;" the
second la from tho Book Buyer, and the third from a
religious newspaper, wbleh copies without credit, as
Is usual with that class of papers.
1. " I expect to pass through this world but once; any
good thing, th-refore. that X can do, or anr kindness
that I can ahowtoahuman being, or a word that I
can speak for Jesus, let me do It now ; let me not neg
lect or defer It. for I shall not pa- this way again."
2. "Somebodv has found the Idea expressed In a
little poem by Joseph A. Torrey;
Through this toilsome world, alas.
Once and only once I pastl
If a klndnt js I may show,
it a good deed I mav do
To my Buffering fellow men.
Let me do It while I oan.
Nor delay It. for 'tis plain
I ehall not pass thla way again.'
"And aomehody elae writes that he has dticovered
that the quotation, almost exactly aa uaed by Prof.
Drummond. Is from thn enltsph on the tomb of Ed
ward Courtenay, Earl or Devonshire,"
8. The bread that brlngeth strength I want to give,
Tbe watr mire that bids the thirsty live;
I want to help thn fainting day by day,
I'm sure I shall not pass again this way.
I want to give the oil of Joy for tears.
The faith to oinquer crowding doubts and fears.
Beauty for aihea may I give alway,
I'm lure I ahall not past again thlt way.
I want to give good meatura running o'er.
And Into angry hetrtt I want to pour
The entwer aof t that turneth wrath away,
I'm lure I shall not past agsln this way,
I want to give to others hope and faith;
I want to do all that tbe Matter talth;
I want to live aright from day to day,
I'm sure I shall not past again this way. F, L. If.
Only the first of these It In any way a variation of
the original; the other two are limply rhythmical ex
pressions of the Idea.
May I Intrude upon your oolumns with reference
to an srtlcle published In the onrfon eonomtsf of
the 12th Inst., In which It ssys. speaking of our navy
officers, " though brave and skilful, havo no experi
ence of war," Iaktobe enlightened, what "expe.
rtenco ot war" have English navy officers had, aud It
It not true that we have more commanding officers
In our navy who know what war Is and have had
"experience of war" than all the commanding offl
cert of tho English and Spanish navies oomblned.
It Is a wide-spread Idea, prevalent among Amerl.
cant aa well ai foreigners, that because our army and
navy are small our commanders have had "no experi
ence of war," and that because tbe French and
English armlet and navies are large tbelr com
mandera hare had such experience. The senior offi
cers of our army and navy have fought In one of the
great wart ot the century; and to come to your
specific question, our naval commtnden of flag rank
have had more "experience of war" than all the
naval officers of Oreat Britain and Spain together.
No other naval officers have had so much "experi
ence of war" as oursi and only the commanding offi
cers ot tbe Russian and the oerman armies have
had to much at the senior officers of our armtrt.
Where do the robins (robin red breasts) go In win
ter? A ScsscnisiR.
American robins go south during the winter.
To whom, when, and where can a young lady apply
to obtain a position as an " extra" in any tneatrl.'al
performance In the flrtt-clasi theatres? B. L. II.
The manager, during hit office hours, at tbe first
class theatre, might possibly be the right person; but
we don't know for sure.
W. P. says that If England should get Involved In a
war she could demand Iroops from Canada. F, E.
tay t that, since Canada has autonomy. Kngland could
not demand troopsi that It should be In the natur nf
a request, and would be entirely voluntary nn Can.
ada's part to supply them or not as she saw nt. Who
la right? F. E.
We think that F.E. la right, strictly speaking. There
la no provision In British law for compulsory enlist
meut or for coercing Canada Into supplyiuj troops.
Is It possible for a' man entering the Oerman Army
at a private to become a commissioned officer before
the expiration of Ida term of enlistment Should he
do to, could be resign before his term expired ?
A. Van Z,
No; he Is not In the army to be promoted, but to
learn to be a soldier: and It takes bit term of enlist
ment to learn that.
Will you kindly tell me where I ran get Informa
tion which will tell me what the dltfi rent wage earn
ers get per year (this to Include loss of time ihrough
llekntst, out of work, and all contlngeurlet which a
wage earner will have to contend with, he having a
family to support) ? W. o. II.
Write to tbe Commissioners of Labor of the various
A Taller, -The area of Cuba Is 41,855 square miles.
If. . if. The Oreat Eastern was 802 feet long, 83
feet broad, and 08 feet deep; she nevor waa short
ened or lengthened,
E, P, D. For Information at to tbe requirements
for admission to the bar, address tbe Secretary, State
Board of Law Examiners, Bensen building, Albany,
J.r. Simmon. Autonomy meant self-government.
The Carllatt In Spain are the supporters of Don
Carlos, Duke of Madrid, who claims tbe Spanish
crown. lie Is a grandson of Don Carlos, who called
ilautU Carlo V. and dU4 In IC09. ,
f-tivf fVia.n.irvliilltllilsliti-liV -i .-m-tU. ( rut
Ixna iriBBOxfi toy. astrxaanBaa.
A! 1 ileeplaCir SshnenatratUn That Made
X Seven Women Angry.
A sleoplng car whrctl arrived In Now York on
Friday morning nutntiercd eight women among
Its possongors. and ode of them displayed wis
dom which mado theotber seven her enemies.
She was rt'prlm-lookln'g", mlddlo-nged woman,
and the had attracted attention the previous
night by the businesslike wny In which sho
oruorod her supperf ' It wns evident that sho
had trnvcllod on a sleeping car before, and from
their norvousness it' was quite clear that tho
other women were novlcos in night travelling,
and that they were anticipating great discom
forts. It wot not until tho morning, howovor,
that tho wlso woman proved hor wisdom as
well as her selfishness.
Two hours before' Ibe train was due In Now
York sho loft her berth nnd disappeared In thn
end of tho oar. ThH'eleeplng car. llko others of
Its class, hod four"wk'sh bowls for men with
largo mirrors over them nnd only ono wash bowl
for womon, In a room so small that two women
could not stand In ftrit tho snmo time. Halt on
hour after the wise woman arose the other wo
men In the cor began to stir around and four of
them went at the same tlmo to. completo tbelr
toilets. Tbo 'Wlso woman still occuplod tbo
room and they gat down to wait. Half
an hour passed and fttll tho wlso woman didn't
appear. Thomonirl'tho car had become Inter
ested in tbo comodyj which promised to develop
into a tragody. The) had already completed
their toilets without Interfering with ono
" This is an imposition," said a big woman
whoso hair was disorderly, " and I am going to
Sho disappeared, and tho other passengers
hoard her voice, first mild and then loud and
angry, but tho responses ot the wlso woman
could not be heard.
" What do you suppose that creature Is do
ing." said tho big woman, when sho returned.
"Why, I nover hoard nnytblng llko It. Here
wo ore within an hour of No w York and not ono
of us has had an opportunity to wash her faco
and that woman Inside has a Uttlo alcohol lamp
going, and she Is deliberately curling her hair.
Sho should have tomo sense ot deconcy. I'm
euro sho Is old enough."
.This Information cast tho othor women Into
the depths ot despair, nnd as tho train sped on
ono of them, the youngest womnn in the car,
began to cry. Her woe was greator than that of
tho others because n, certain young man had
promised to meat her at the station, and sho
would not have him seo hor as she then looked
for tho wholo railroad. Tho men in the car evi
dently thought that sbo wns good to look at Just
as sho was, but none of them knag her, and this
information could not bo convtljrl to hor. A
delegation of two womon was sei5Sfc compro
uiiso with tho wise one who was Stirling hor
hair, and tbey returned In disgust.
"Sho says that sho is going to complete hor
toilet before sho comes out," said ono of them.
" 8he is curling her hair all over. I asked her If
sho wouldn't please just curl It In front nnd
thon put her baton. Tbo rest wouldn't show,
you know. She said she would attend to the
curling without any assistance from mo. This
Is simplv dreadful. I'll nevor ride In a sleeping
car again. It is an imposition to havo only a
Uttlo bit of cubbyholo reserved for womon.
while tho men hare all tho room tbey need. I'm
An indignant discussion followed, ond Just as
the train wns pulling Into New York tho wlso
woman mado her appearance Conscious that
not a single flaw could bo found in ber toilet,
sho Ignored tho angry glanoes of tho other wo
mon. It was too Into for them to make elab
orate toilets, ond tho men withdrew from tho
smoking room, so that they might at least uso
tbo mirrors to Bet their hats on straight. They
trailed after the wise woman as she left tbo car,
und If angry glances could havo stabbed her
sbo would bavo becomo aj coroner's caso rigbt
on tbe platform.
" This isn't tho first time that I have seen such
an exhibition," said n commercial traveller who
had been in the enr, "and really I don't blamo
tho wise womnn at all. She simply showed her
experience Tho fault is in tho construction of
tho car, and it Is a short-sighted policy to muke
them so Inconvenient for women. It takes a
woman longer to dress than a man, and I bo
Uovo that, if thn car builders would sacrifice the
spneo occuplod by a Section or two and put In
wash bowls for wemen, more women would be
willing to rldo In sleeping- oars. As It is, the
average woman would rather stay at homo
than make atrip that involved a night ride."
mige ICeele on Vessels.
Bilge keels are not nn entirely now idea, as so
long ago as 1871 tho British Admiralty Com
mittee on Designs took evidence as to tholr ad
vantage or disadvantage. Even at that time
some of tho Indian troopships had been fitted
with deep bllgo keels, and their captains re
ported most favoraDly on their usefulness. Tho
captain of tho Sorapis reportod that the bilge
keels, having been tried under all conditions ot
wind and sea. had proved a perfect success, and
added, "lean confidently say her lolling has
been lessened ten degrees each way."
Anothor man-of-war, tho Davastatlon, in 1872
was fitted with bllgo keels, which proved suc
cessful, and according to Sir W. H. Whlto, the
chief constructor to tho royal navy, the result
of several trlnls as to tho merits of different
bilge keels was as follows: With six-toot bilge
keel on each Bide, a maximum anglo of five
degrees was attained; with threo-foot, thirteen
and a half dogrros, and with no bllgo koels the
model on which tbo oxperlmcnts wore performed
wns upset. It thoreupon appears that the
deeper the bllgo keel tbe greater limit is given
to the rango of oscillation.
The most complete evldonco of tho usefulness
ot bilge keels in limiting the rolling of ships in
asoaway was thatafforded bv some experiments
mado oft Plymouth In 1872. Two Bloops, the
Oreyhound nnd tbe Po sens, wero used by the
Admiralty for tho trial, ond tho Greyhound was
fitted with temporary bllgo koels, about 3'-j feet
deep, which wero not applied to tbo Perseus.
When the trials wero made the waves were of
moderate length, nnd from four to five seconds'
period; tbojtwo vessels wore placed broadside
on to tbe waves. In lmmedlnto neighborhood,
but not so closo to one another as to favor one
by any shelter from the other. Tho Perseus, on
closo observation, wns found to reach a maxi
mum roll about twice as great as that of the
Oreyhound. Tnklng twenty successive rolls, the
monn for Iho Greyhound was less than six de
grees, whoroxs tunt for tho Perseus was eleven
degrees facts which speak eloquently In favor
of fitting bilge koels to modern steamships.
l.adlee In tbe Ilouae of Commons. ;
The admittance of ladles to tho British House
of Commons and tho accommodation to be pro
vided for them has been tho subject of a recent
dobate; and it Is noted that on many previous
occasions tho "women folks" have been tbe
cause of legislation, in that "honorable House."
As long ago as 1U1B, Judging by the following
entry In tbe Journals ot the Commons, women
wero asserting their rights of entry to the
House: "Ordered, that the Commander-in-Chief
and tho guard that do guard the House
from tlmo lo time, do keep tho clamorous wo
mon from coming up tho stairs loading to tho
Hoiibo of Commons door." In tho following
century, howovor. the "clamorous women" In
vadod not only Iho stairs, but tho House Itself,
nnd obtained, lor n time nt lonsl, privileges
which are denied to tho feminine politician
otto-day. A special Interest was tnken by tbo
ladlos of tbo period in thu two groat debates
which followed tho arrest of Wilkes in 1704,
and they certainly showed remarkable now era
ot endurance, l.ady ItoeklnKluim and Lady
Sondes enl nut both Iho Wilkes debates,
although the llret lxstod 'eleven hours, and tbe
second sovenlecn. The Duchess of Hichmond
listened to tho whole of tho second debate, but
her friends. Lady Mary Coke anil Lady Pem
broke, wero less conscientious. "They came."
says Wulpolo. "after Iho oporu, bnt I think did
not stay iibovo seven or eight hours at most."
Womon appear to navo been admitted freely
until Ihe fiitnl 2d of February. 1778. when tho
Duchess of Devonshire nnd fifty other ladlos
were turned out of thu House uftcr many vain
struggles and protests. It wnu neurly sixty
yoare before the sentence of exclusion was with
drawn, although during thu interval, according
to llnlsoll, " Indies, iiinm of Iho highest rank,
mnuoeoeritl powerful etforta to be admitted.
A lln d Organ tllemier.
"Most of tho hand organs," said Mr. Blflleton,
"pluy ttto-stcpH nnd tongs, and that sort of
thing, but not all of them. Thcro's one that
comes around up my way that plays 'Tno
Sweet By and B)' nnd 'Nearer, My Uod, to
Thee,' nnd music nf that sort, and I supposo
there must bo persons that llko it, or II wouldn't
bo carried. 1 Unim' I do for one. I supposo
that tho bulk or tha people like tho other kind
of music on a hand organ, anyway, and the) get
It In grant vnrlctj, nnd I should say that this
'Sweet By and II) hand organ watasortofn
gleaner, ihut went through and cleaned up
everrililnu that the other hand organs hadn't I
hit. I Imagine that when the 'By and By' roan I
has been through, the block has been wprkcl for I
about ail that can btjjiit out oXJf thai day' ' j
lut. aL iwti.Js----i - -. ei ..' . "y ." pr- Se.-J
emmmmmmmmmmmmwwmmmmmwmmrmmimi!iiiM' ' iTOMy flffm
xirE xopxca abovt x6ir, , ) I
The University Club; In eplto of the fact tlia f hl( I'll
it it shortly to occupy a now building, is about jit s 1 Jill
to adopt n change in its constitution which iQ ' JiAJfe ( f&Xi
tend to mako tho qualifications for momltjuijiwW ' Bl
ship moro exacting than thoy nro at the prelentm9K V Wft
time; and In that rotpout the club offers a C0ndBK.-s :jj
traat to others that bavo acquired large fSKii if"! L'Jil
oxponslva homos and then let down the hatpin WRr 'g 7f I Mil
order to pay tho Increased cost of thonewl 8ktf, A jlj
splendor. At present only mon who havo ivefi JSLh 111)
three rears In collcgo are eligible to mogiber-. yMf$A f j Ij
ship In the club. It has been found Umihjs BBi J ) .Jill!
rulo Is no longer In accord with tho spigot jfiHjp. K. .'
tho constitution, That provides that only Bten, JWsMI . w mn
who havo boon through tho nsuol acftdoBlo ,EaSaBi JtlflH
courso may bo accoptcd ns momoers. To-awT? WmlP gjjlli
the length nf tlmo occuplod for such n courolirwJT y CI HH
generally four years, nnd not thro, nnd undeg'avrf ij)l
tho presont rulo many irrrultintes of profes VLA , If! 1 1
slonal and technical schools, who are not quail-, t .wtv lljlj J
fled for momborshlp according to tho spirit of . JJfctf' L j
tbo constitution, aro nblo to como up before tht) W V III 111
club for election. The proposed chango -will ,- WM I JJ1
prevent this. Tho University has long boen ,. sjfj , I lljij
ono of tho most conservative and prosporous of. . iMflrj II j I
New York clubs and It guards Joalously Its) jJU . I (
position and reputation. Noxt authinn, whrW xH - Id
it moves Into Its new quarters at Fifty-fnuftu- "vF,Hff JHll'll
street nnd Fifth avenuo. It will bo further npj-i 7JEt ' ill
town than any otbor club excepting tho Metf "V f'mfjaii till If
polltan, nnd tho Lotos, which Is eight blbokS brMInT 111
below, will bo its poorest southern nohrhbor. i I 1)1 1
Unllko tho members of tho Metropolitan CJutv .SMIiH f ill IB
tho University mon havo experienced for torn 9ItsI ' III
time tho convenionco of being In a eontrol dlf ", ftsfflrn ' 1111 1
trlct, nnd tho manner with which they nccut- .) jafflHA I Mil
torn themselves to tho now situation wllltba, , . 111 III
studied with interest by persons who boliora i CsHEf mini
that clubs so far uptown aro premature. ' mHJH limn
Tho salo of tho Tromont Then(ro In B,0tO9 'J jfaLKfll Ijil)!
by tho Abbey, Schoolfcl A Qrau Company, ., , ISftK; ' jj ill
Limited, will result in the dissolution of tho ,t,' MnH ill
company nt an early date, for tho disposition of 13 'MHflU Ij j
tho theatre, which was practically tho only i'j'Wm jljljl
asset of tho company, was virtually nil that rc vfmH jjiijfl
nialncd for it to do; Tho sum raited will pay .VlflHBB I r 'ill
tho Indebtedness of tho company, and It Is said ' ' IgfuilH fnlli!
that $33,000 may bo distributed among- lie rdjfiflM !)j!19
stockholders, who aro tho creditors of tho, old - :$SmM I'lJiPi
firm of Abbey, Schonifcl & Orau. When it is ,,MS3rV llillia
understood that, soma of tho creditors hold "sEinff llflllil
Btock amounting to moro than $&0.00u, it will I .T-JKIT I fjflil
he seen how Uttlo of thn original indebtedness 'j -"Wff-; -, I'll!!!!
Is likely to be settled. Tho $30,000 ralsod lost A 4iSSj4f ft f ifji 1
year to carry on tho opera company's tour after i 1 fiHj j n . ( hilillfl
tbo disastrous Chicago Bcitson was ono of the 1 1 ,vjJ ? I ntllljl
company's chief debts. Its liabilities were in- i ,'-f l S Ilfl
curred during tho last season ofoporn. given .1 tl m I p'titlis
under Its management. For the future It if I -.ilJH 'A f Klji ml
tho Maurice Grau Opera Company that Will I swkr '-V 1'iltlll
conduct tho opera, nud beyond tho prcsonco of R 8bJR ''Ji Idtilll
Mr. Orau in both concerns thero Is Uttlo or no .-liftsJlli V' I rtlliiifl
connection between them. Tho most signlCr w-VtJIIk 1 1 i'lUllS
cant foaturo of tho dissolution of tho company V V sftv !il!it!I
is that it promiBcs to remove finally tho noma lUtWiBl' f idlllJl
of Henry E. Alibov from all connection With VI Hill fl'llt'l
the American tbettro In any way. It survived , , V-Mrt-Ki liltliill
only by,moansof this company, nnd when that) lift ' l
goes thoro will bo nothing loft to remind people " !H, 1 liiliitl
nf his career. Lester Wallack, who closod hi Va31 aillillfl
life in adversity lias left n memorial behind " W&ju 1 llljit H
him In the form of tho thoatro that bears h)n 'as3J,f i llililll
namo; but Mr. Abbey, who in his day controlled WIlH I allil
larger Interests thnn other theatrical man- ;, SttU illlllHU
agers. lsft behind him when ho died only $200 MRWi I limiill
nnd vast bustnos debts. It was only four -.3B3r F nillllil
years ago that Mr. Ablioy was engaged In en- " W&ns. I Hll'iitl
terprises as largo as any In tho field of amuse . f SUn jf liilUHl
menta. Methods havo changed elnco his prime ,t gfi & HlUlIti
nnd it may bo that business Is Iofb speculative. -1 ;'-l?ifU, ll'llllll
Nevertheless It should ho remembered that it 'k'iirftn til till til
was tbo enterprise, possibly speculative, of Mr. ! 'IVtJ II mil
Abbey thnt brought to this country Bern- HVll'Ti liliiltl
hardt, Coquclin. Hading, Mounet Sully. iKtfA'J illlltil
Hdjano. Henry Irving and Ellen Terry, Beep- -r Wtu' 'III 111
bohm Trcoand John Hiirc, besides tho singers, .. ij ; 1
In somo of the oDlce buildings further uptown J" j3S$fi; ! li!jtM
than tho regular business districts thero aro -1 ' MfY'l' tliilPil
many vacant offices, nnd there aro indeed noto- Hflf. IlillllH
bio instances in which groat buildings stand WMi !' ! ill
almost vacant. Somo other ofllce bullalngs ;' jfjifi f f iliillla
which wero to bo dedicated exclutlvely to cor- 'Wmi 'llli!'a
tain classes of occupants have filled their room V" Wnfjll I'-lliil
with tho best that offered, ond havo been glad v JMrll C il'lflll
of tho certainty of tcnanta of any kind. On the t iHMW ''-itiill
other haud. buildings of one kind uptown nave . ttSffli a -llllifl
never lacked support, Theso aro tho bachelor fViSliSlP 'I'tiiii
apartments, and as ono skyscraper after on- - 1 iWtti liftflU
other Ib put up for tho uso of bachelors. It Alls -r -SJMTa III" H
with astonishing rapidity. Now York has . 1 'JStK ' 11
proved its possession of a, phenomenal tram- S"4Wfi :WM
ber of bachelors who bnvo ovidently boen oa Wflttn ii'ili
an unsatisfactory eenrch for lodgings during; 1 'Xr Hf Ijiit'li
many months. Fivo years ago New York had IBL' !i litisi'l
not moro than four or tlvo well-known apart ' ,iC-JBfI' ' mill
ment houses for men and to-day it has five timea ' j JuHk" ' l'!t 1
the number. They aro continuing to go up, and' (. WkWBk l' I I
seemingly no field of real estato Investment In r , 'zHligfB; i!!l 1
qulto so popular to-day. Tho Increase in " uSSlBS. ' fit!) 1
numbers has brought no reduction In runts. '3, . BsjfcW jit!! I
which aro still as high ub when tho bacnclot-Ui4ciljinsfcV ' ilfl
apartment houso becamo an institution. ., .&K jijl 'j J
Josef Hofmnnn receives $1,000 for playing 1 'lbb !jj I
at private muslcalcs, which Is moro than his '" J'W'Jntt l jjljlj I
concert fee. In this respect he follows tho "' " Wafts iil! 1
practice of all well-known musicians. Jean da' " " '& jljjj '1
Reszkd never sings In prlvato here, and since ' r t$B lylll'l
his first sonson Edouard has also declined to do '-' JwW Lffrlji
so. Mclb.i demands an advance on her ens '''ffimw ffl.il 1
tomary rater, and so does Calvd, who has sev- "' " $L Slmllil
cral times nppenrod at prlvato muslcalcs in that ' 1BB !l!ltlfl
city. Ysaye last autumn tried to raise the , -m'BnP 'liltliill
llgures at which ho ugreed to play at tbo r '3f lii'l'lfl
Astoria on tho ground that the concert war a JwWk -!' Irr'tl
prlvato musicalc, and that ho should receive -'2fS Siltl'i'ai
extra compensation for Bitch nn appearance. "' '7mtM jIUcull
He based tila demand on tho ground that ico u - TSW!" 3 iilllttl
cream und lomonado had boen distributed to ., igUU ' ntliiiiiil
tbe audionce, and that such a thing happened - tPSs? llimillll
onlytat private muslcalcs. Padercwskl has ol- m9 BM! mil
ways refused to play at musicnlos hore, bub mien I'llillHi
young Hofmann feels that ho cun still uccepo . 9M 1 '!jHill
tho high fees offered to him. nnd ho docs !tal . :WJX i.-iiu!li!I
though It goes against tho grain to play at r1 "49 -ramt'lll
private housos. His success hero has not yet - Mtm lKMllil
reached the sensational Btago which Pad crew- I . -iJjmlH tsef I! '
ski attained 'after sevoral 'months in this coun- ' "IS (ffiltiiil
try, but It has como much moro quickly. It ' ' 'saaW , Hlilllifl
grew from tho first concert at which he ap- I flUI HlltiHIai
nenred. Just as Marcelln Sembrlch's did, whllo L. JHH 17 Vm
Paderewskl had to wait much longer thon I , ?9H fAmm
young Hofmnnn. But young Hofmann had lit- V 'Wn MrrriftH
lie tlmo In which to wait for his snecess to v 9 iwiWXm
grow, as be arrived toward tho close of the .1 5f 'ei'lliiiH
season rather than In tho early autumrrlllssuo- 'I .flrV j ill llH
cess Bcoras great enough to continue for many Ti-ttfBYl jlj I Um
seasons to come. a Ri.Va n . tiiiiiii'
There wos an outbreak of military and naval Jf J fjlff ', VA jjji
pictures a month ago In tho windows of dows 9 WIKyKa iniiii'l
town clothing and shoo stores, whose propria f mfSmn ir ilill
tors invito an Inspection of their wares by'dfo-"' S. Hsrffl nijijil
playing In their show windows pictures whlclr " 'jttn lililrin
will tempt tho passor-by to halt. The favorites MUl llillllil
wero colorod pictures of naval battles in tho -' "MMr iiiilillfl
war of 1R12 and photographs of the Maine. ' -f(T I I liltil
One Broadway store brought out a lot of old f' , $l9t I ISmlHJ
oolorod prints which purported to lllustreto ,t, JfclH I ' itiiiUw
Napoleon's campaigns, and they served to afr. SkM i mlliiM
tract a crowd which surrounded the windows' " Mkf I lillJiW
all day. Any picture with martial slgninoanoe . fcW l 5lr!t?ll!(l
served to attract attention, though those lUus- j -.All , -fl iliillilil
trntitic American battles wero the most popu- , . -miA EUlllill
lar, Recently somo of the downtown shops Sla . ffS'J'HlBi
have withdrawn their pictures of naval or $MI ' iliJntfl
land battles and replaced them with enlarged . SJsJ Hriiul
photographs of starving Cubans. One Broad- ' Milif flJllillU
way store, apparently not content with an en- -Ki M'.HHffl
largod photograph, has exhibited a photograph v - l$l ". U'iHtw
of n sketch. These window displays now keep , 'fllj x Ulfl
abreast with the news of tbe day, and the inter - Uff, M
est in them Is dua rnthcr to the popular tela ' (iVs
per than to their artistic merits. ' JM I
The officials of tbe Long Island Railroad (1 Mlfi
Company bavo Introduced an Innovation- oa ' ' '' "tVJ
the forry boats connected with their road that is l' JSjY)h JJ
sure to become very popular with the men who , 'tiji'rl fiftll
tako that means of crossing tho East River., It .1 , 217 Vr nfl
has long been a sort of nulsanco to passengers la ,' '; t rsfll
tho men's cabins to bo disturbed in their read X -In.iM ifllifl
lng or conversation by the .query, "Can yo . ;vtWJr 91
oblige mo with a light!" and it qulto frequently . , Mfl , ,rfrS
happens that others with unlit cigars, cure 1'IA I ' muimfM
rettcs, or iplpes, noticing 'the nlacrlty'.witB t, 'Sit HllillM
wnich.ono obliging passenger producos matches. fr ' i- It! Hal
will follow tho first ono with, "Can I trouble Hit ll H W
youl" Ono of tho ofllcials of the rood whole s Wt Ifi wMM
dally traveller on the boats was so bored by this J Jftj Li illwiulfl
habit that he decided to try and stop it. He had W' I ill !)!
plneed In tbe men's cabin on each boat a gas Jet f', (' t H tlrl'snl
which Is always lighted. Although no sign or 111?"' f 'iimtiffl
anything tells one of tbn presonco of the cigar M-'m iirltlfsni
lighters, the men ate becoming accustomed to liVMl 1 li'lmpl
thorn. They completely answer the purnoso V Am 'itlrlrusti
for which they wnro put there, and ore used can ns'JUH 1 ''illlitlintl
tinually. Thoy aro maintained at n small 1 m'S if .'ititllM
pense. f , , "!. I HI
Tho young woman who gave a trloi matfnolj ' III 'A ViljitfH
at 011 uptown theatre tho other doy very frank ' ifiKiV M'fl'fenti
ly abandoned all bopa of making profit out'of ' JlPIr '' lilSimB
her venture, and asked tho general publlo to ' llia'ar''"! ' i! lliiLsti
como In free of charge It como as numerouilff $?& ' 'Ht'SlH
as it always does under such clrcu"mstmeei,' 'w''NtfM' 't'tililjlB
and the result was thnt at least one of tho 1 1B ' 'llyin-tB
debutantes that bas tried her skill in New mm 'I'll Ft9
York lorthoKratlllcatloiiof her vanity or to ex -t $m v. JiliHUlM
hlblt her iiblUilosor lioih hud a large audience. jm iS'il'U liltnl
The Knickerbocker Tlieutro was Crowded on M Pt'itltllrsfl
Tuesday afternoon. The audience was 'of a ' -'iKl ' Lmllttiissl
kind that ono rarelr sees In tho theatro. Bun ' .?'' F.lil'fufifl
It was nt least there, nnd it filled ovory seat In 1 JlW hmffRilH
tho house. On ono or two previous occasion "'?' y L-'illlllfatB
theso aspiring hoKlnncnt havo faced a yawrgtes ' ' V fi.milif.'insB
emptiness that would havo discouraged a WtSe r ,1 li iUuHssnn
known KcnliH. These entertainments are oust ffl lillulUFasti
to cost about $'-',000, und It Is probable that '.j il'lHriHttH
tho oxpcnws of this mutinc'o reached that sum. illJIiiiiitintl
Two years ago, when tickets for ono of theso V !lil!ifl(lP.B
matlnf-ua wero offered for bale, there were only i liflliiHiinH
forty perous in tho Iboatre, and It was com ' liilUmiH
puttxl that aUmt r-V.' hud been paid for' tho' l ViHflllsnl
pleasure of oscry spectutor, Tho per capita, ,1 , llllfi'irlnH
Increased mplif'.y toward tho cloto of Ihe ploy, Jf '& iluifilfinH
as the fo ty diminished considerably. But ' 1.' f Idlr.nifsVni
anybody who will glvo a performance in New IVIL tllilKtatH
York for nothing may always fool reasonably' j JiAft, lluilEfi'nH
sure of a largo audience, it mokes no paxtlqu fl'AxXi, lln INtesH
lor difference what the style or quality of tea " S:lk a trH.lianlM
"??' m ,WjW.Ti s&sJ filH
1 , 7s im