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leans Picayune says:
“It is high time tho people should be pro
tected ; it is high time that attention should be
turned to the saving of human life, tho fact
that thousands are destroyed every year by the
use of that most poisonous of all liquors which
is sold as Bourbon whisky.
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as a medicine or as a beverage.
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to the quantity sold under that name.
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the country with wines and liquors of hie own
importation, bottled and sealed, with his cer
tificate on the label of its purity.
“ His new enterprise is indorsed by the medi
cal faculty of New York, where it has met with
great success. Let our retail trade try the ex
Jolly Smokers Beware !—One of
the Swiss cantons has passed a law prohibit
ing any young man under eighteen from smok
ing. “If so, why not ?” Tobacco is as injuri
ous as rum, in the long run. It disturbs the
peace of families, breaks up courtships, black
ens the teeth, “drains tho pocket, stains the
clothes, and makes a chimney of the nose 1”
If we must make “license laws”regarding al
cohol into 1“ Republican institutions,” why not
extend their provisions to Lorillard’s “ Solace,”
Killikinick, and Conchas ? “ Men and breth
ren !” what say you •.
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The New York Tribune of Thursday last,
contained an extraordinary article, the open
ing paragraph of which was as follows :
“Republicans at a distance may well be surprised at
the meager vote polled by our friends at the recent Mu
nicipal election, and an explanation is due to them which
shall be given with entire unreserve.”
It then proceeds with its “explanation
“The Republicans of this city ought to have beaten the
corrupt ‘Ring’which now misrules and plunders our
city, and might surely have done so. They had only to
say to the anti-Tammany Democrats, ‘ Nominate your
best men—such as Smith Ely, for Mayor—and we will
support them heartily, and the nomination would have
been made, and we could have elected them. If we were
capable of regarding this matter in a purely partisan as
pect, it would, even then, have been more advantageous
to us to choose anti-Tammany Democrats to the princi
pal offices than to elect Republicans through a split in
the ranks of our adversaries.”
In other words—so intimates this “organ”
of our “ party’’—the Republicans had only io
go over to the Democrats, and endorse their
nominations, and they “could have elected
them.” And wo aro gravely told that “it
would have been more advantageous to us to
choose anti-Tammany Democrats to the mu
nicipal offices than to elect Republicans through
a split in the ranks of our adversaries.”
But the Dispatch has heretofore discussed
this avowed policy of tho Tribune—a policy
dishonest to our party in its inception, corrupt
ing to our organization in its influence, and
fallacious in its results whenever carrie d out,
as in the election of “Anti-Tammany Demo
crats” like O’Gorman and others, whose nomi
nation was forced upon us by Tribune dictation.
Wo shall not, therefore, dwell on tho Tribune
policy at present. It is enough to reflect that
wo were able to oppose it successfully at the
late election, and that tho integrity of our Re
publican organization is so much tho suner for
our success.
But wo have a word to say in consideration
of the charges brought against a Republican
Nominating Convention charges menda
ciously made, and which cannot be substan
tiated, and yet go out in the columns of our
assumed “ organ,” to bo quoted and read by
Republicans throughout tho country, as an
‘‘explanation” of tho disparity between the
New York city vote of November and that of
December. The Tribune says
“ A straight Republican nomination was made, and the
anti-Tammany Democrats virtually driven from the
field. It was made in the interest of Tammany Hall,
engineered by men who make money out of the favor of
Tweed, Oakey Hall & Co.—made under the inspiration
and for the benefit of “the Ring.” The candidates
were good and true men; but the secret influence that
made them candidates was neither good nor true. And,
when tney had been put in nomination, and anti
“ Ring” Democrats forced off the course, all interest in
them virtually ceased. Nobody imagined that they had
a chance; nobody seriously tried to give them a chance.
They had served the purpose of making Oakey’s and
Richard’s calling and election sure, and that sufficed.
No City and scarcely a Ward meeting was called in their
behalf; nothing was done as it would have been had they
been nominated in earnest. The result is their scan
dalous defeat, with a poll for them of but 20,000 of the
48,000 Republican votes that our city can give. Thus we
have lost valuable school officers who, had the field been
cordially conceded to the anti-Tammany Democrats,
would surely have been re-elected—school officers whom
the city can ill afford to lose.”
Here aro several specific charges made
against parties not named, but whom the
Tribune, with characteristic recklessness of
assertion, declares to bo “mon who make
money out of the favor of Tweed, Oakey Hall
& Co.” We are told that “a straight Republi
can nomination was made in tho interest of
Tammany Hall’—“under the inspiration and
for the benefit of ‘tho Ring.’” We deny tho
allegation, and assert, in reply, on tho Trib
une’s own acknowledgment, that an attempt
was made to sell out our vote by tho men who
favored tho endorsement of John Kelly, and
who met at tho Fifth Avenuo Hotel to do so,
and who were deterred from doing so only by
the independence of a Republican Convention,
which refused to bo “ engineered,” this year, by
tho very Marplots who had sold the Party out
whenever they had tho power, from tho days
of Henry Clay down to those of Wadsworth,
Opdyke, Marshal O. Roberts, Darling, and
If there was a “ Ring” influence at work to
“engineer” our charter nominations, it was
directed by those specious “ Republicans” who
are always ready to place a market value on
everything, whether it be tho purchase Of
“Peace” from a Southern Confederacy, the
swapping of “ Universal Amnesty” for “ Uni
versal Suffrage,” the {traffic of a nomination
for Register in New York, in consideration of
places and annuities, the huckstering of Tax
Commissions (for Senatorial votes, or of Fire
Commissions for title-deeds, the manipulation
of Supervisors, Comptrollers, and Boards of Au.
dit, the balancing of Tax Levies by Private
Claims, and the “ running” of a “ half-and-half’>
machine, of which Democrats and Republicans
in office and out, are alternately the engineers
and stokers. Wo say that, if there was any
“ engineering” attempted or accomplished at
the last election, it was under the manage
ment—not of straight-out, uncompromising
Union Republicans, who stood by their party
and its principles—but by tho barnacles, the
fungi, the parasites of our organization,“whose
policy is as shallow us their principles are
loose, and who act a part, as politicians, which
their sex alone prevents them from performing
in social life. The plain truth is, that, if our
party strength has deteriorated, from year to
year, since the war, it is because of the influ
ence of just such pestilential counsels as those
which are dinned into our oars, election after
election, and whereby wo have been “dra
gooned” repeatedly into the support of one
Democratic faction against another, thereby
building up the Democratic party continually
by tho loss of our off-sloughings, by tho dis
persion of the “ floating vote,” and by the de
moralization of our whole orgnization under
the “ Pretty waiter girl” dalliances of so-called
“Political Reformers I”
Yes, sir! Yes, “Men and brethren!” it is
upon the Tribune policy of “ always electing a
Democrat if you can,” over your own Republi
can friends—it is upon this demoralizing policy,
assisted by continued dickering and tampering
with municipal affairs, with license laws, with
Sunday laws and tho like—it is upon the sui
cidal policy avowed and upheld by the Tribune
and its school of political “ managers,"(thatjwo
hesitate not to charge our decreased vote and
enfeebled influence, as a party, in New York
city. This is our “ explanation” of tha “ mea
ger vote polled by our friends at the recent
municipal election,” and we give it with “ entire
English Voters. —Tho “free and
independent electors” of some districts in Eng.
land are not warmly eulogized for their share
in the late parliamentary elections. “Intelli
gent working men 1” exclaims one of tho Lon
don journals, a Liberal sheet: “We don’t
believe there was tho fraction of an intelligent
vote among tha brutal, half-naked savages,
both mala and female—for at the borough
hustings halting dowdy women and sluttish
girls abounded, who cama trooping from the
nomination place, bonneting ona another,
capering in .the gutters, shrieking their filthy
slang watch-words, or squalling their idiotic
comic songs. Replacing in imagination the
shabby scaffolding where the candidates had
stood by a couple of uprights and a cross-beam,
and one dangling figure in the middle, the
thought was irresistible that these rajfecallions
the pick of tho Mint, the flower of the Kent
street roughs, were coming, not from an elec
tion, hut from a hanging.” After such a des
cription of “British electors,” our friends on
the other side had bettei' stop (ridiculing the
“rabble voters” of American cities, or the
“barbarous negroes” of Southern States.
By-and-by, when London gets her “ repeaters’
and “ ballot-box staffers” in full course of suc
cessful experiment, our New York “roughs’’
will have to “ hide their diminished heads."
The New York World had an able leader, one
day last week, pregnant with thoughtful sug
gestions regarding tho an malous social rela
tions which mako tho case of Hester Vaughan a
representative one in modern communities. In
comparing tho spirit that condemns this unfor
. tuuate women to tho old-time intolerance
which Hawthorns rebuked in his “Scarlet
Letter,” it says:
Tiiehanging of I-loater Vaughan will boa hissing and a
reproach to the Pennsylvanians of the nineteenth cen
tury, precisely as the fictitious branding of Hester
Prynne has been made by the genius of Hawthorne to be
a hissing and a reproach to tne Puritans of the seven
teenth century—not, that is, because Hester Vaughan is
an interesting criminal whom society should compassion
ace, but because the deed tor which Hester Vaughan has
been sentenced to die was a calamity -which society should
hate, made imposssble. The murder of a new-born child by
its mother is not a crime in the common acceptation of
that term: it is a horrible calamity which can only result,
the mother being a sane and in anywise responsiole hu
man creature, from such a condition of things as of itself
constitutes an indictment at once and a condemnation,
not of the mother doing the deed, but of that self-styled ,
civilization in which the mooner could possibly be so sit
uated as to make the doing of the deed by her a conceiv
able, much more a feasible thing. If she is not a sane,
responsible human being, under color of what law avow
edly human or professedly divine can she be punished?
After all it ia society that should be held re
sponsible for crimes such as thia for which
Hester Vaughan is. cast for death. Wo grant
that if guilty of killing her own child, she stood
amenable to human as well as divine punish,
ment. “The law allows it and the court
awards itl” We grant that infanticide is a
crime which merits public abhorrence. But it
this woman be guilty, who shall throw the
first stone at her ? Is it the community which
enriched Madame Restell, and which, through
its subsidies to medical child-murderers of
every grade, coutributes millions of dollars
towards using the piiess as a medium for ad
vertising wholesale homicide ? Is Hester
Vaughan guiltier (if she slew her newly-born
babe) than our dainty ladies who escape the
pains and troubles of maternity by destroying
the unborn souls which God has animated
with life in'their unnatural bosoms ? Let no
man, be he editor or preacher, cant concerning
“mercy” to Hester Vaughan, and yet hesitate
to brand the wretched women of Now York and
Philadelphia who murder then' children by
thousands every year.
We are no apologist for lewd or shameless
females of any type—married or single. We
hold that a woman should keep her reputation
as “the immediate jewel of her soul,” but we
like “fair play,” and see no reason why men
shall commit with impunity the crimes for
which their accomplices of the other sox are
hunted to shame and death with relentless
severity. Let the women, who have taken this
Vaughan case in hand, mako it tho pivotal
point for a broader scrutiny into the incon
gruous social conditions which mako and per
petuate such cases, and wo may see a stirring
up of popular conscience that will do more
good than a thousand revivals in Fourth Ward
The Union Republican Executive Committee
has issued its call for primary elections to
membership in the. General Committee of
1869, on a basis of one delegate for ( every 300
votes cast in each Assembly District for Grant
and Colfax, making a total of 159 delegates
apportioned as follows : First District, 5 ; Sec
ond District, 3 ; Third District, 3; Fourth Dis
trict, 5 ; Fifth District, 8 ; Sixth District, 5;
Seventh District, 10; Eighth District, 10;
Ninth District, 13 ; Tenth District, 8; Eleventh
District, 12; Twelfth District, 3 ; Thirteenth
District, 10; Fourteenth District, 5 ; Fifteenth
District, 8'; Sixteenth District, 8; Seventeenth
District, 10; Eighteenth District, 8; Nine
teenth District, 3; Twentieth District, 9 ;
Twenty-first District, 10. There is some differ
ence of opinion upon the results of this appor.
tionment; many members of the committee
believing that the true test-vote was that cast
for Griswold, while others question the policy
of making a fluctuatory rule the basis of repre
sentation. It must be confessed, however,
that the apportionment plan is much prefer
able to the old “rotten borough” system by
which one or two men used to “pocket” a dis
trict year after year. If a reform is called for
anywhere, it is in the mode of caucus nomina
tion and election at some of the primaries ; but
as this matter can only bo regulated. by the
District associations, and as it is in the interest
of those who “run” some of the latter to keep
control of polls, secretaries and caucuses, we
suppose a general plan could not be made
practicable. After all, it lies with tho enrolled
members of associations to correct abuses, if
they exist, by simply attending at regular
meetings and taking an interest in the or
ganization. There is an old saying, that if the
“devil finds a mill at rest, he sets it a going.”
and we may be sure when the good Republi.
cans of an association neglect their duty as
citizens, and ignore their connection as mem
bers of the , political body of which they are
enrolled members, that persons not so good,
and perhaps, some bad persons, will get con
trol of the “ machine” and run it for their own
It is evident, by the ill-natured attacks o,
the N. Y. World on Mr. A. Oakey Hall, that the
latter is not one of the “ Marble Halls” sung by
some poet. But, as usual, tho World is
“ kicking against the pricks.” Its conductor
may not like Oakey Hall, but why hasn’t he the
good sense to lump what ho don’t like ? What
satisfaction can it find in advertising its cha
grin to a laughing Democracy who all voted
to make Hall their Mayor? It may bo that,
since the Mayor elect declared, in his late
speech, that he would rather be tbo editor of a
great metropolitan journal than to be Mayor,
Governor, or President, tho World is justly
apprehensive that the wish might be father to
the design, and that our editorial next Mayor
might ultimately start a journal with his capi
tal of ninety-flve thousand votes turned into a
subscription list, and completely knock the
pins from under that copper type edifice at the
corner of Park row and Beekman street. It
would only require Oakey Hall’s name on a new
Democratic daily to send the dry-rot into both
Marble and Brick of the World and Democrat.
The world should be more discreet, for there
is no knowing but what, in tho ups and downs
of business and politics, its “ responsible” man
may yet be necessitated to ask Editor Hall for
a post as Washington reporter or political ma
thematician on the staff of some “ great metro
politan journal” now in tho womb of tho
Future. Meantime, the Elect of Tammany,
mindful of that comfortable axiom, “ Let those
laugh who win,” makes all tho Worldly abuse
a matter of sport, to be fitly answered only by
an epigram ; and the Leader (Tammany organ)
dismisses poor Marble with the following sug.
gestive squib:
The Mayor elect and the editor of the World have been
exchanging compliments—the one in a unique and
graceful speech, and the other in a somewhat unhand
some editorial. But, however it may be with the editor
of the World, we presume the new Mayor will exclaim,
with Byron:
“ I have not loved the World, nor the World loved me.”
Or, with Tom Moore:
“ This World is all a fleeting show,
For man’s illusion given.”
The result of the British elections must bo
gratifying to every friend of liberal policy
The “ Conservatives,” with Disraeli, are rout
ed, and the people have pronounced against
the continuance of the English Church Estab
lishment in Ireland. Disraeli went to “ tho
country” with his cry of “ Protestantism is in
danger,” but John Bull does not appear to
have been frightened by tho cry of “WolfI”
“ Justice to Ireland”—so far as religious reform
goes—may be considered as a foregone conclu
Some significant results are apparent in the
Parliamentary returns. While Bull Run Rus
sell, Anthony Trollope, and Roebuck—all op
ponents of our Government during the war—
have been defeated, we good
friends of the Union in of Com
mons. A goodly number will
hold seats, which may of some
action upon the ques
tion : Kinglake, Sir Henry Bulwer, and Layard.
The “minority clause” has not worked to per
fection, Birmingham and Glasgow having re
turned three Liberals each. Baron Rothschild
was defeated in London, and so was John
Stuart Mill, but Gladstone got in from Green
wich, and has a seat at his disposal, which may
go to Mill to sweeten his 4 leek. Altogether, the
elections aro a great triumph for tho Liberals,
and a healthy illustration of the first workings
of an extended franchise.
Wo say “kidnapping ” with due circumspec
tion, because tho facta warrant the uso of the
term, even though it describe an act performed
secundem arlem, and under form of justice.
We say that Commodore Meade was “kid
napped” or “abducted” from his place in soci
ety, precisely as the reader of this paragraph,
oi - any other good citizen and head of a family,
might bo “kidnapped” or “abducted,” and
cast in secret confinement, and kept so incar
cerated, for months before his fellow citizens,
or anybody outside of his custodians, could
know of tho fact. It is not Commodore Meade
alone who is interested in tho abominable facil
ity which now exists, under shadow of legal
authority, to arrest a citizen at any hour, re
move him to a mad-house, and detain him
tnere until ho actually goes mad, dies, or is
liberated by judicial process. Talk of your
letter de cachet, by which Louis the Fourteenth’s
ministers flung Frenchmen into tho Dastilo,
or your Star Chamber writs which consigned
Englishmen to the Tower—why, hero, in a civil
ized ago and city, under Now York statute law,
and on the simple order of two doctors, repu
table or disreputable, a man or woman can be
spirited away to an insane hospital, .and sub
jected to head-shaving, straight-jacketing, or
the shower bath, if in tho “ professional opin
ion” of a lunatic keeper “ the patient requires
it I” And yet the victim maybe as lucid and
sensible as any reader of the Dispatch, whose
sanity is unquestionable. It is only ne
cessary for a couple of needy or venal
medical practitioners, of the serviceable
type, what Shakspeare delineated in his
■‘loan apothecary” to give a brace of
“certificates” to an officer—and straigthoning
the citizen becomes a prisoner, almost beyond
the shelter of Habeas Corpus Acts. It is full
time that public action should take cognizance
of this social barbarism. God alone knows
now how many hapless victims of scheming
relatives are now wearing out their wretched
fives [iu {private md-houses to which the pub
lic have “no admission,” and over which the
law exercises no supervision. Only at intervals
the agonizing cry of a wife or parent, protest
ing against the despotism which turns reason
into lunacy, is heard beyond the prison-bars of
some medical Bastile. Man’s inhumanity to
man makes countless thousands mourn.”
But when law aud man conspire against hu
manity, to what tribunal shall wo appeal for
mercy or justice?
It doesnot matter in this connection whether
Commodore Meade ho actually insane or not.
It is the alarming fact that he or any other
citizen can he haled away to imprisonment
without judicial scrutiny, and kept immured
from the 13th day of October to the 3d of
December, without any public knowledge of
the case. It is this which should awaken the
lively apprehensions of every member of
society, in whose life or death any scheming
and unprincipled relative may have an
Interest. The question of Commodore Meade’s
sanity is a disputed one. On ono hand,
tho “medical certificates” of a couple of
“doctors,” and a newspaper statement by ono
of them, to the effect that the man is insane.
On the other side, we have the published letter
of “ono of his counsel” maintaining that
“physicians and others are ready to make
oath as to his sanity,” and declaring that “a
desire to break his will, by which he has disin
herited certain members of his family, has led
to this persecution.” .
Whatever be the truth, we only know that,
on the affidavit of Wm. L. Nealis, medical prac
titioner at tho Tombs, and his “ assistant,” Dr.
Anderson, the “justice at the Tombs” commit
ted Commodore Meade—a citizen and an officer
who has served his country for half a century,
to tho lunatic asylum at Bloomingdale. Con
flicting accounts of family matters have little
to do with the real animus of this case.
It is alleged that the Commodore is a Roman
Catholic, and that his daughter, with her
mother’s privity had married a Protestant—
hence tho family imbroglio. On tho contrary,
also, it is asserted that tho wife and daughter
aro Roman Catholics, and that they formed a
Catholic connection. But tho religious differ
ence is as immaterial to the public as is the
personal. What society and all good citizens
demand is a rigid investigation. If this has
been a domestic conspiracy, the truth will be
made to appear. But, above all, lot us have an
expression of public opinion as to the justice
and safety of a statute which makes kidnap
ping a legal act.
The London papers have their flings at Po
lice Authority, just as our. own do. From all
accounts the Chief of Police, Sir Richard
Mayne, is as unpopular with tho cockneys as
our Superintendent General Kennedy is ob
noxious to free and easy Democrats and the
anti-law-and-order community generally. From
one of the comic papers wo clip the following
“plaint by a policeman,” which, slightly alter
ed, might do for tho handsomest member of
tho “Broadway Squad” to recite to a select
audience of admiring ladies—“ Hoop-do-dood.
I am a policeman boll and true,
Bland in my liigblmvs six foot two:
Yet what d’ye tniak I lias to do?
They bills me chivy little boys,
And grab their hoops, them harmless toys,
Which gouty gents they much annoys;
I muzzle dogs, both great and small,
Stop little boys from playing ball,
Or move away an apple-stall;
Meanwhile garoters plays their game,
And roughs they also do the same:
The public cries, O what a shame 1
The streets are quite unsafe, they say.
You’re robbed and mobbed in broad noon day,
But little boys they musn’t play
With their hoop-de-dooden-doo.
Well, if from growls you can’t refrain.
It ain’t of us you should complain.
You’ve got to thank Sir Richard Mayne.
A Bubble Pricked. —John Stuart
Mill has been defeated in running for a seat in
Parliament. Nothing lost by that. He is one
of those pretentious reformers, who ride their
hobbies into, popularity with old-women edit
ors and closet-politicians ; whose sceaud-hand
“opinions” the nose-led public takes for grant
ed, without knowing whence they come or
whither drifting. “Universal Suffrage,” like
a bull in a china shop, sometimes smashes
valuable vases; but in the defeat of Mill, who,
we are told, “consistently refused to bear his
own expenses,” it only knocked to pieces a hol
low bit of cheap crockery. Mill is excluded,
from Parliament by a majority of 1,500 votes
against him, and will doubtless, soon come to
America, to ventilate his theory of “minority
representation.” Meanwhile, it may be cheer
ing to our Yankee newsboys to learn that Mills
was defeated by William H. Smith, the London
news agent, who has made a fortune by selfing
newspapers, and takes 30,000 copies of the
London Times.
“ Tried by Heb Peers.”— We notice
that Miss Anthony, at a meeting called to
“ agitate” in regard to Hester Vaughan, pro
posed a series of resolutions, one of which
declared that tho “ Workingwomen’s Associa
tion demand, in civil and criminal cases, wo
man shall be triad by a jury of her fbbbs.” If
Miss Anthony means that a woman shall be
tried by a jury of women, all we have to say is,
in the language of the law, “May God send her
a good deliverance 1” for if a woman on trial
for infanticide, or any other crime, were to be
judged by her own sex, we apprehend that,
without heavenly assistance, her chances for
deliverance would be slim ones.
A Good Cause, and a Treat for All.
—De Cobbova, the popular humorist and lec
turer, is to deliver his side-splitting entertain
ment, entitled “ Courtship and Marriage,” at
Cooper Institute, on Tuesday evening, the 15th
instant. The occasion is a worthy one, being
for the benefit of a destitute soldier, and as we
know the auspices under which the lecture will
take place are of the highest merit and repute,
we hope to see a crowded house. The tickets
arc fifty cents and a dollar, and aro to be found
at our book and music stores.
A young man from college, calling
on a lady, and being asked by the servant what name
she should give her mistress, replied, ■“ Amicus” (the
Latin for “ a friend”). The girl hesitated a moment,
ami then asked, “ What kind of a cuss, sir 1” The
young collegian then gavo his name, aud resolved
to stick to English thereafter.
Coroner Connery bravely failed to “tv ebieve
greatness” by his masterly handling ol
famous Burdell inquest. Wo are not sure il’ at
the sagacious “ crownor” did not really car
his name on the tablets inscribed with “ causes
celebres" by the “opinion as is an opinion’’
which he delivered day after day, during that
lucid investigation, whereby he succeeded in
not hanging Mrs. Cunningham. But Coroner
Connery is out-coronered by another speci
men of “wisdom in chunks,” who rejoices
under the name of and fame of “Corne
lius Flynn, Coroner.” This latter-day in
carnation of medical jurisprudence signal
ized himself, last week, by arresting John A.
Kennedy, the Superintendent of Police; and in
so exercising his crown functions, is said to
have written himself down in the long-eared
category of Dogberryian sages. It appeared
that when detectives Vaughan and Irving ar
rested the woman charged with theft, who com
mitted suicide while in their custody, they took
charge of the stolen property discovered in her
trunks, and conveyed it to headquarters. Cor
oner Flynn, being called, and learning that the
gloves, laces, and handkerchiefs of the deceased
were not present with the body, decided that
he could not proceed with the inquest, but
must forthwith arrest General Kennedy, and
hold him on the charge of “having taken the
It was a coup d’etat that, in 18G8, during the
riots, might have made Flynn a candidate fo r
something higher than his present position.
It was a bold, a heroic, a forlorn hope advance
against that dreadful bugaboo of naughty
democrats, the “despotic King Kennedy!’’
But, alas ! Judge Sutherland could not see it in
the same light. That cruel judge “ denied the
soft impeachment” brought by Coroner Flynn,
and decided that he, the king’s representative,
had no jurisdiction over King Kennedy. “ Call,
you this backing your friends?” Timo was
when coroner could command the posse com
mitatus, sheriff, and all! “How are the
mighty fallen!” Kennedy has conquered
Flynn! “ Bill stickers, beware I”
The velocipede movement, lately
introduced from Paris to this city, is taking a
tangible shape, and seems likely to revolution,
ize our means of local travel, and give us
cheap and valuable vehicular accomodation.
The Pearsall Brothers, practicable and
skilled velocip.edists have opened a riding
school at No. 932 Broadway, in which they
propose to teach us how to ride. All interested
are advised to call.
■mtiiwh hl niiini iii inißMinTOiiiTiH
Art Mattsrs.
Messrs. Fabkouius, Gubney & Soys,
of our city, have given to the lovers of art some very
beautiful chromos, one of which, the “ Mischievous
Pots/* we noticed in terms of praise some weeks ago.
The last works of the kind that we have seen of theirs
are “Autumn Fruits/* after W. M. Brown, and
“ God’s-Acre/* after Miss E. Osborn. The former is
very finely drawn and deliciously colored, and with
such fidelity has the original been followed, that at
good sight it would take a very keen and practiced
eye to say which was the picture and which the copy.
“God’s Acre” is a sweet and touching little work,
which represents two young girls, evidently sisters,
in a snow storm, in a high and agry wind, and
scarcely sheltered by an umbrella, walking over the
snows of a grave-yard to one sacred spot, upon which
to place the wreath of immortelles that one of the two
is carefully holding. The picture is full of sentiment
and power, and, like Hiibner’s Parting of the Emi
grants from the Graves of their Kindred, it touches
the holiest sympathies of our nature. In light and
shade it is admirable, and an additional charm is
given to it by the sweet expression, blended with
grief, which is on the innocent faces of the two fig
ures. The name, “ God’s Acre/’ is taken from the
initial stanza of Longfellow’s poem of that name—
“ I like that ancient Saxon phrase, which calls
The burial ground God’s acre! It is just;
It consecrates each grave within its walls,
And breathes a benison o’er the sleeping dust.
We are pleased that the exercise of this new phase
of art is bringing copies, made with strict fidelity, of
beautiful and humanizing works within the reach of
thousands who otherwise could only see, admire, de
sire and sigh for their possession.
Ths Situation in New Orleans.
New Orleans, November 30th, 1868.
To the Editor of the New York Dispatch:
Sir—There is no doubt that many of the readers of
your old established and popular paper would be
pleased to hear how political, social, official, and
commercial matters are progressing in this part of
the country, for which reason I propose to give you
some items which will not reach you through the
regular channels of public information.
Politically, the people oi this city and State of Lou
isiana have received a terrible shock in the election
of General Grant to the Presidency of the United
States, and they are trying to put on a show of ac
ceptance of the result; but it is very manifest to one
who understands them that it was a terrible disap
pointment. The rebel or secession sheets of this
city—the Times, Picayune, Crescent, and Bulletin— are
telling the people that Grant was not fairly elected;
that the popular majority was against him; that if he
proves too radical - in his actions, or goes with his
party, they will not submit, and all such twaddle;
but there is an evident terror and trepidation, and a
looking for judgment and fiery indienation of an in
jured and insulted loyal people in all the movements
of the Democracy of this city and State. In the in
terior portions of the State, where the old slave influ
ence holds sway, the feeling against newcomers and
settlers, familiarly called by them “ Carpet-Baggers,”
is still as bitter and intolerant as ever, and nothing
but the strong arm of military power will be able to
bring these vindictive and murderous people to the
obedience of the laws, and a submission to the will of
the people. What is needed most, and what ought to
be done to bring peace and order here, is that a few
terrible examples should be made of the most guilty
of those who have been engaged in the murders of,
and outrages upon, unoffending citizens, here and in
other parts of the State. Of ad those who have been
engaged in these acts of violence and bloodshed since
the close of the war, not one of the many hundreds
have been brought to the bar of justice tor punish
It is this exemption from punishment which em
boldens these lawless characters to continue their
work of murder and assassination upon their politi
cal opponents, the Republicans. There are refugees
in this city, from several of the parishes of this State,
and who hold official positions there, who do not
even now dare to return to those parishes, for the
reason that, if they should do so, their lives would be
sacrificed. The papers which I have already men
tioned, almost daily, are keeping up the refrain of
the overthrow of the Carpet Baggers State Govern
ment, and the driving out of all who hold office under
it, claiming that it is obnoxious to the old white citi
zens of the State. In addition to all this, the United
States District-Attorney, Samual H. Torrey, in the
organization of the Grand Jury in the United States
District Court, permits the members of it to under
take the performance of their duties without the en
forcement of the test oath as required by the statutes
of the government under which he holds his office.
This Grand Jury is composed mainly of men who
would hang any man who should express the opinion
that secession was wrong. This said District-Attor
ney is a man who does not believe in the Civil Rights
bill, and the enforcement of the laws of the United
States against high and distinguished criminals, and
permits causes such as those against Whitaker,
the late Assistant Treasurer, and May, his confeder
ate, against whom indictments have been found, and
are now pending, for fraud and embezzlement, to go
over term after term of the court, all because of their
distinguished position in the professional and social
circle of the said District-Attorney, and other con
There is here, too, a whisky ring in which it is said
General Steedman, the Johnson whitewashing part
ner of Fullerton, now under indictment by a United
States Grand Jury in your city, figures, though I do
not vouch for the truth of the rumor. Other prom
inent officials in the Internal Revenue Collectors and
Assessors offices who are around the city wearing
diamond pins and rings, pockets flush with green
backs, and sporting with fast women, are said to be
infected with the mania of speculation in whisky and
tobacco. It will be well for General Grant, after the
Fourth of March, next, to cleanse these augean sta
bles of iniquity and corruption, by turning out of of
fice these fishy politicians, including Perry Fuller,
the Collector of the Port, E. T. Parker, the Surveyor
of the Port, Dr. Sullivan, the Naval officer, Small
wood, the Post Master, Torrey, tne District Attorney,
Herron, the bankrupt Marshal, for they are, non e
of them, fit for the places which they now hold.
The State Government under Warmouth, is doing
passably well. Taxes are beginning to be collected,
and in its finances the State may be said to be im
proving, but it will take some time before the ma
chinery of the government will go along smoothly,
on account of the great dissatisfaction of the South
ern white element opposed as I have said to the Car
pet-Bag domination. Warmouth, the Governor, like
the man with his jackass, is anxious to please all
sides. His formerly colored friends are censuring
him roundly for what they call his treachery coward
them, and the ex-rebels, though they accept of the fav
ors which he bestows upon them, while they fawn
and play the sycophant around him, heartily hate
and despise him, so that by tne time his term of office
expires, if he should five to that period, he will go
out respected by none, and despised by all, except
the favored few who shall have been the recipients
of his official bounty.
The Republican, of this city, the only organ of the
Republican party, under the editorial management
of Hon. Michael Hahn, is becoming very popular,
and meeting with deserved success. Mr. Hahn, as
your readers may remember, was the first free State
Governor of this State, and is considered the most
talented, efficient, and popular leader oi the Repub
lican party in this section, and to whom the Presi
dent elect would do well to look, and from whom to
receive advice in relation to the new appointments
which will necessarily have to be made in the Federal
offices here. He knows who are honest and trust
worthy men, deserving of consideration and appoint
ment, who will reflect credit and distinction upon
the new administration. I bespeak for the Nev,'- Or
leans Republican such support as you New Yorkers
can and ought to give to a firm and consistent advo
cate of Republicanism in this benighted region.
There is now afforded to such of your moneyed
men who have capital lying idle, and which they wish
to invest in real estate for speculation, a splendid
opportunity, by coming to this city and buying sgme
; of the cheapest improved property in the country.
Louisiana, and especially this city, must ultimately be
| settled by Northern men, with capital, and the best
i chance to come is now, to take advantage of the rise
which is sure to transpire within a year from this
h. me.
in my next I will give you some other items of in
tcrcx't to your readers. X.
Wild trt guuuMmmt.
At Pike’s Opera House, one of the
most pleasing features during the week and one in
addition to “ Barbe-Blue,” has been the little operate
work of “ Lischen and Freitzchen,” in which the only
two characters are those named in the title; the role
of Lischen being performed by M’lle Tostee, and that
of Freitzchen by Mons. Dardignac. This brief but
charming work was first given in this country at the
Academy of Music at the close of last season, on the oc
casion of the Tost&e benefit, and it was then received
into warm public favor. M’lle Tostee in the unpre
tending part of the little broom girl; has been admi
rable, and won as much applause as in some of the
more arduous impersonations that she has given us;
and M. Dardignac as the lover .and brother, has
shown abilities of very high order. The little opera
has pleased the people mightily. On to-morrow
evening we are to be presented with a new fight
opera; again one by the prolific Offenbach; who has
done more to burlesque and ridicule classical lore,
the so-called heroic musical works, and stilted and
unnatural Italian opera, than all causes, forces, and
agents combined, have done. This new work is
called “ Les Bavards” (the Garrulous or Loquacious),
which has a light but very amusing and, we may say,
very funny plot indeed—a brief sketch of which we
will give, and we may here remark, that its situations
give fine scope for the admirable acting of M’lle Tos
tee, who will be the hero, if we may use so high
sounding a term to indicate the principal character.
The plot is laid in Saragossa, Spain, where a rich
and somewhat gross-grained old fellow has a shrew
for a wife, who in scolding, bitterness of tongue, and
lingual turbulence generally, can successfully oppose
the clattering of any will, and throw off venom faster
than glowing steel fresh from the fire can throw off
sparks. She is the plague of the household, and the
terror and misery of the poor man’s life. As a set-off
to her, he has a beautiful daughter just on the verge
of blushing womanhood, whose amiability and good
ness of heart makes his scolding scathed house bear
able. A young man, with empty pockets (M’lle Tos
tee,) is heels over, head in love with the daughter, but
his impecuniosity is a bar to his making a proposal.
The young man has dissipated his fortune among
gamblers and money-lenders, and at the begin Ring
of the opera nis dress is not of a character to indicate
that he has a title to being named as a gentleman.
He is a prey to hordes of clamorous creditors, and is
very neatly “ used-up.” To avoid these disagreeable
follows, he enters the old man’s house, where he
talks so glibly, and in such a rushing style, that the
happy thought of pitting him in a scolding match
against the old vixen strikes the old man’s mind. He
(the young man), is now attired in fine clothing, and
so metamorphosed that neither the alcalde nor his
creditors recognize him, so great does his appearance
differ from that of the ragged spendthrift. He has
now a chance to make love to the daughter, which he
is not slow to improve, which brings in many laugh
able incidents. It is not long before he couches a
lance against the old lady, his weapon being the same
as hers, only more skillfully and adroitly handled.
The result is, that she is beaten in the struggle, and
throws up the sponge, much to the gratification of
the old fellow, who pays the young one’s debts, gives
him his daughter to wed, and the whole winds up
with a jolly chorus on the part of the whilom credit
ors, who are creditors no longer. This funny little
work will precede “ Barbe Bleue,” and both will keep
the stage during the week, and at the matinee.
At the Theatre Franqaise, the fair Genevieve
still keeps the stage, much to the admiration of large
audiences, and still evokes a great deal of enthusi
asm, although it has become somewhat of an old
story to the majority of our music-loving people. We
understand, however, that it has nearly run its
course, and that the last matinee was given on yester
day afternoon. It will be acted fof a time longer on
nights, but probably next week it will be withdrawn
to make room for new works which have been for
some time in preparation; perhaps some of Offen
bach’s, though the probabilities are that a season of
opera comique will be given, and the bouffe laid aside
for a time. That the company at this house would
appear to great advantage in the former specialty
there can be nojdoubt, and in our judgment they are
more admirably fitted for it—with a few exceptions—
than for opera bouffe.
On the 17th of December, the Academy of Music
has been engaged by Mr. Grau, for the purpose of
giving a performance in aid of the funds of one of the
noblest charitable societies known to our city—that
of the “Societe de la Bienfaisance,” composed, almost
exclusively, of our French fellow citizens and French
residents here. The firstand second acts of “ Gene
vieve de Brabant,” comprising seven tableaux, will
be sung with the same cast as at the Fran§ais, and
the first act of “ Barbe-Bleue” (first time in America
by Mr. Grau’s company) will be given with Mad.
Desclauzas as Boulotte, and M. Carrier as Barbe-Bleue.
bespeak for this charitable effort the patronage
and moral aid of our fellow citizens, and earnestly
hope that on the evening of the 17th there will not be
even standing room left after the rising of the cur
Mr. Theodore Thomas’ first Sunday concert, last
week, at Steinway Hall, was a very decided success,
and the music-loving public will be pleased to hear
that a second one will be given on this evening at the
same place. Mad. Gazzaniga will be the prima donna,
and the surprising children—violinist and pianist—
Willie and Joanna Hess, will assist, as on the pre
vious occasion. These children are certainly very
pleasant features, and they have made a very great
success. Mr. Thomas’ orchestra has been chosen
with his usual discrimination, and it is very full and
effective. The programme is a very fine one, indeed,
embracing morceaux from Schumann, Meyerbeer
(Prophet), Mendelssohn, De Beriot, Wagner, Littolf,
Skoczdopole, Gounod, and Berlioz. These delightful
concerts bid fair to outrival any of the previous
praiseworthy efforts of their energetic conductor and
Of the San Francisco Minstrels we have only
to note a continued success, crowded and well
pleased audiences, and the addition to the company
of the famous and popular comedian, Billy Emmett.
The burlesque of Bapber Brown will be given for this
week, and then must give way to another attraction.
The bill for this week is a very attractive one.
Central Park Garden. —The new world is con
tinually transplanting to its fertile soil customs and
institutions that are native to the old. This Winter
wo add to our already extensive list another name.
A Christmas bazar will be opened at the Central Park
Garden, Seventh avenue, between Fifty-eighth and
Fifty-ninth streets, on or about the 15th of this
month. All the surroundings which render these
places attractive in the old world will be imitated,
and if possible, excelled here. There will be puppet
shows, pantomimes, panoramas, Punch and Judy
with their family, and everything else that can be de
vised to make the place attractive to juveniles. All
kinds of Christmas presents will also be exposed
and offered for sale. At the Garden this afternoon,
Mr. Theodore Thomas will give a Grand Sunday Con
cert, with a full orchestra, and in his own inimitable
The Steinway Hall Sunday evening'Jconcerte,
under the baton of Mr.jTheodore Thomas, have thus
far found a gratifying success, and it is only fair to
say that they really deserve the patronage they have
received. The programme for the evening is a fine
one, presenting Mad. Gazzaniga and the Hess child
ren in some of their best efforts. Mr. Thomas is
himself too well known to need eulogy or criticism,
and he has selected an orchestra worthy the guiding
hand of its director. A Sunday evening could not
be more pleasantly or profitably spent than in visit
ing Steinway Halt
At Irving Hall, on Saturday evening, Dec. 19th,
there will be a Testimonial Concert to Mrs. Jenny
Kempton, given under the patronage of some of the
first ladies and gentlemen of the city. Mrs. K. will
be assisted by the best resident vocal and instru
mental talent, and Theodore Thomas’ Grand Orches
tra. The known ability of the recipient of this com
plimentary testimonial, and the high character of
those who have the affair in charge, guarantee an en
joyable and strictly first-class time.
At Stein way Hall Mr. and Miss Kennedy will
give another of their popular concerts on next
Wednesday evening. The first part of the enter
tainment will be “An Hour wi’ Burns,” and the
second part a medley musical entertainment entitled
“ Among the Jacobites.” Between the parts will be
sandwiched Burns’ immortal poem of “Tam O’Shan
New Music.—Messrs. William A. Pond & Co., of
No. 547 Broadway, have sent us the following:
“Tommy Dodd,” one of the comic melodies in “After
Dark,” nightly sung at Niblo’s Garden; “The After
Dark Quadrille,” a very pleasant morceaux; “The
After Dark Polka,” very good indeed; the three hav
ing been arranged bv Mr. Charles Coote, Jr., also “ I
never can Forget,” the song sung by Miss Louisa
Moore in the above named drama composed by Mr.
Alfred Mellow; “The Sleeping Beauty,” Polka com
posed by Mr. Thomas Baker, the musical director of
Wallack’s Theatre, a sparkling and exciting composi
tion, and also a very finely arranged medley from
“Barbe-Bleue,” put into shape by the same deft
I hand, and which has been nightly received with
Sunday Edition. Pec. 6.
| great favor at the theatre named. The “ Plans,
Polka, is also on our table. It possesses a good»deal
of merit.
Bbyant’s Minstrels have withdrawn the operate
burlesque of “Somnambula,” after an excellent run,
and will this week revive Unsworth and Eugene’s bur
lesque opera of “ 11l True-bad-doer.” The child tenor,
Idas ter Raphael De Soil®, made his debut last week,
and won universal plaudits. No one should mii=m
hearing him. In addition, there will be the “ Gens
D’Arms, a la Genevieve de Bryant,” “ Love Among
the Roses,” and “ After the Dark-ee,” which will fur
nish mirth and melody enough for any audience, ov
any evening.
Kelly and Leon’s Minstrels.—The new musi
cal and pantomimic extravaganza, “Tame Cats,”
which has been on the boards at Kelly and Leon’s
for the past week, has proved a decided “ hit/* and
has drawn crowded houses every evening. It
will be continued for the present week, and perhaps
longer, with new scenes and added attractions. To*
morrow evening the great tenor, Mr. H. Surridge,
and the superb basso, Mr. Meyer, will make their
appearance for the first time in this country. They
come to us with an excellent reputation, acquired in
London and other cities ol England.
At Tony Pastor’s Opera House, No. 200 Bowery,
an “ East Side” Ixion is drawing crowded houses and
creating a furore of excitement. It is certainly one
of Tony’s best hits, and how long it will hold th®
stage there is no telling, but we advise all persona
fond of fun to see it at once. Besides the burlesque,
there are lots of good things given at Tony’s, and
we know of no better place to be amused.
At the New York Theatre, Mrs.
Scott Siddons made her first appearance on the stag®
of this city on Monday evening last, as Rosalind, in
“As You Like It,” in which she was received with
very great favor by a very intelligent audience, in
which we saw many faces that reminded us of former
days, when the drama was patronized by the intel
lectual and higher classes of our city to a much
greater extent than in more recent times. We can
not indulge in the unqualified praise which some of
the daily papers havo lavished upon the acting of
this young lady; nor, on the other hand, can wa
deny her the possession of talents of a very high
order, and of that true spark which in time will
brighten up into tho fire of genius. We can, how
ever, only write of her as she now is, and, at tho
same time, indulging in a strong hope for her future
artistic life, which we believe will be a brilliant one.
Her personal appearance is very much in her favor,
and the audience took that fact into gracious consid
eration and gave her a warm acknowledgment the
moment that she first appeared upon tho stage.
During the first act and a part of the second, she ap
peared to be laboring under some restraint, and her
voice lacked clearness; but subsequently those fea
tures disappeared, and in the third act she could
safely relinquish much of her claims to success on
the score of her great personal beauty, and demand a
recognition of her powers upon her merits; which,
we are pleased to say, the audience accorded with
warmth. She was vivacious, glad, capricious, tan
talizing and coquetish, as the mood came over her in
her acting, and through all there run a thread ol
womanly tenderness and gentleness, and an under
current of joyousness that was very pleasing indeed,
and which at once enlisted the applause and favor of
the audience. In the mock marriage scene her light
ness and levity, half subdued by a deeper feeling which
would express itself on her lips and in her eyes— a
feeling of love for Orlando —she made a complete sue*
cess and left little to be desired. The scene in which
the blood-stained kerchief was presented, where aha
shudderingly looked upon her lover’s blood, was
given with a great deal of force, mingled with femin
ine tenderness, and with strong evidences that there
was not so much of a masculine heait throbbing be
neath her doublet as she desired Orlando’s repentant
brother to believe. In the last scene she was very
effective, indeed, and gave the epilogue with discre
tion, clearness and force. We have hinted at her
beauty, which we may say is developed as strongly
in her face as in her figure; the former of which is
classically beautiful, and of great mobility, and tha
latter is graceful, and her motions possess to a re
markable degree, those curves that are described as
Hogarth’s lines of beauty. Her performance, taken
as a whole, was a success, and the applause that sh®
received was honestly earned. We may say this
more especially in view of the fact that she had to con
tend against many drawbacks; such as imperfect
ness in the text, by those to whom and with whom
she more Immediately acted, a lack of proper scene
ry and properties, and a paucity of talent on the pari
of some upon whom much of her success should
have depended. Mr. Davidge, as Touchstone, Mr. Pars*
loe, as William, Mr. Dunn, as Amicus, and Miss
Gray, as Celia, are not to De included in the last sub
derision of the last sentence. Of tho rest, we do not
care to speak, except to say that Mr. Mortimer, as
Orlando, was simply acceptable. •
As Juliet, she looked the character of the gentle lov
ing maiden to admiration, and, taken in conne-tion
with her Rosalind, showed, that she possesses a great
deal of versatility of talent, and she has a good under
standing and just conception of the part. We have
not the space to descant on the marked difference
that exists between the two characters and the requi
sitions that each make for different emotional effects.
Tnose will forcibly strike [the student of Shaksper®
or the’ play-goer, without any enumeration of them
by us. In the lighter scenes of the tragedy she was
excellent* and the balcony scene was given with
touching earnestness and a quiet depth of feeling
that was remarkable and admirable. In the passion
ate scenes, however, she appeared to lack physical
power to strongly portray fear and agony, and, at tha
terrible close of the drama, that despairing anguish
which the situation and the forcibly beautiful lan
guage demands. Her faults and shortcomings in
these respects, and at times her lack of attrition and
intensity, can all be cured by conscientious study
and diligent practice; and the same remark applies
to several faulty readings, which custom has not
sanctioned, nor the sense and true meaning of th®
text warranted. One of her merits is, that she is
always on the level of human passions; never stagey
nor stilted, never over-acts nor indulges in extrava
gances of vocal effort or gesture. We will not speak;
of the other characters, except to say that Mr. Hark
ins’s Mer cut io was deserving of all the praise that it
received, and was one of the most acceptable features
of the tragedy. In saying this we do not pay him a
very high compliment; and when we tell him that we
speak comparatively, he will fully understand its
value. Of the Lady Teazle Qi Mrs. Siddons, a few
words will suffice. She is very uneven in the part,
and that unevenness in its shady phases touches
those portions of the role in which the finest effects
are usually looked for. It is but fair to say
that hero she labored under very great disad
vantages, by reason of the weakness of the support
which was accorded to her. The Sir Peter Teazle
(Mr. Davidge,) was highly acceptable; but th®
Charles Surface, (Mr, Mortimer,) Mr. Rowley,
(Mr. Egbert, a new name to us) and the Mrs,
Candour, (Mrs. Wilkins,) were not acceptably actecf"
and as to the rest we cannot write in praise. 1
was easily to be seen that Mrs. Siddons labored
under a great deal of embarrassment from the im
perfections in the text of those upon whom she r®
lied for making her pointe, and from the factst®
which we have referred. It is, therefore, perhaps
unfair under these circumstances to treat her per
formance as we would feel at liberty to do if She had
been surrounded by the talent and received the aid.
which this sterling comedy demands in the subordi
nates in order to make the leading parts stand out
in their full prominence. Mrs. Siddons has been en
gaged for another week, and we may hope for better
things on the part of those who may support her; or
rather that those who may support her, may better
qualify themselves for their several tasks. She will
appear on Monday evening as Julia in the “ Hunch
back;” on Tuesday as Beatrice in “Much Ado About
Nothing;” on Wednesday as Rosalind in “As You
Like It;” On Thursday, as Julia again; on Friday at
her benefit when “ King Rene’s Daughter” will b®
given in conjunction with the “Taming of tha
Shrew.” She will also appear at a Matinee ou Sat
At Wallack’s Theatre, the favorite “Lancashire
Lass” is to keep the stage until the end of the present
week, and then probably be withdrawn for the season
at least. Hence It will be seen that those who havo
not witnessed it must avail themselves of this present
chance to do so. On Monday, the 12th inst., Mr.
Lester Wallack will appear, and lead off in a round of
characters, in which he has made the public, in times
past, familiar with his very exalted talents. Th®
works underlined are “The Follies of a Night,” “Twc
Can Play at that Game,” “ Woodcock’s Little Game,*
“The Captain.of the Watch,” “The Wonder,” some
of the old sterling comedies, including “ Speed th«
.Plougn,” and, we hope, “Rosedale.” The publi<
will warmly welcome back Mr. Wallack, as they als®
will Mrs. Hoey, should the rumor of her re-appear
ance be well founded.
At the Olympic Theatre, “ Humpty Dumpty” is
now in its three hundredth and some odd nights,
and the attractive power of the pantomime does no&-
appear to be a whit the less than it was during th®
week when it first burst resplandently upon the gaz®
of the spectacle lovers of the city. It is true that
many changes have been made since then, but th®
frame-work of the entertainment is substantially th®
same, though the music has been very material
ly modernized, and made more acceptable. We
understand that “H. D.” is getting in.trim for th®
holiday week. Let us make a Christmas suggestion;,
to Mr. Tayleureand Mr. Fox: Place an entire new
scene on the stage; that of the old Dutch kitchen and;
the old Dutch chimney, with Harlequin disguised aa
Santa Claus, and Columbine as a fairy, and let froth
descend the chimney, where the Clown acd

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