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irmMMw.ea’g.ww’—nwriwtrn ■jwuieomh—
“THAT FLAUNTING LIE,” ETC.
We have been disposed to look upon Mr.
Peter McCorry as. a bettor specimen of the
Irish emigre than some of his countrymen who
come over here for the sole purpose of vot
ing the democratic ticket. If, however, the
following paragraph from the Tribune contains
a verbatim report of his remarks at the War
ren and Costello meeting on Friday evening,
it would seem that Mr. McCorry is no improve
ment on his of the rabid sort,
and the American public will conclude, we
doubt not, that England is pretty well rid of
such agitators.
Peter McCorry followed in a violent and bitter denun
ciation of both the English and United States Govern
ments. He said he was not a citizen of this country, and
did pot wish to be, until it could protect the rights of
its citizens. The assemblage fairly screamed itself hoarse
et this and more assertions equally violent. The speak
er said he was glad to see his audience so enthusiastic,
but what reason had they to be jubilant; had England
(Jone anything for thejn ? (Cries of “No!") Had Ameri-
Sa? (“No!”) He then turned toward the Stars and
tripes, which were draped at the back of the platform,
and said: ‘.Tear down that * flaunting lie.* It doesnot
shelter those who claim its protection. [Great confusion.]
Grant had not dared to interfere to demand the sur-
Y&hdfer of the noble martyrs to Ireland. Had be released
Warren? [No!] Costello? [No!] Gen. Nagle? [No!]
It was because they had heard the voice of the Irishmen
in this country that the British had released them.”
[Thunders of applause.] Turning to where the 69th
Irish Regiment was seated, he said: “You are living
perjured men if you have sworn to protect thet flag,
which does not support you. [Cries of “That’s so,
“Bully for you,” and cheering.] He said that Mayor Hall
ana Qov. Hoffman would regret nut having been there.
[Hisses, millgled with cheering, and cries of “ Humpty
Dumpty.”] It was thQir duty as pnblid fiefVants to be
here. They would have seen purer Americanism from
the Irishmen present than they were accustomed to. He
exhorted his hearers to remember the 14th day of May,
1869, as an eventful day,
If such men as McCorry, ahd the unreflect
ing masses who cheered his fustian periods,
think that they can force the United States
into a war upon such issues as they present
above, or if, in the event of a disturbance of
peaceful relations between this country and
Great Britain, they hope to dragoon our gov
ernment into a championship of Irish Church
and State doctrines, we believe they will find
themselves quite mistaken. The noblest sym
pathies of the American people are always
aroused in behalf of struggling nationalities,
whether Greek or Roman, Spanish or Cuban,
J?ut our citizens are not to be lulled into filibus
terism by intemperate speeches of foreign re
fugees; and if they failed to “tear down”
that flaunting lie,” when it protected negro
slavery, they will certainly hesitate to dismast
our flag merely because Mr. Peter McCorry
does not wish to become a citizen under it.
— r i ♦ . -
The BallstSn Sf 4 Lithia
Bering While the public mind is exercised in
regard to different mineral springs and their
liealin g properties, it is well for those who de.
sire to be relieved of their infirmities to look
well into the caldron of boiling advertisements
that are issued nowadays, and carefully select
from the great number those of real merit, and
partake only of such as possess it. The days
of raising the dead and of curing all the ills to
Which flesh is heir have passed ; and we live in
an age of common sense, which compels peo*
pic who value health to think before they act.
“To the wise a word is sufficient.” To say
that the Ballston Artesian Litha Spring pos
sesses superior merit is not all, however, that
can be said in its favor. Although it performs
miraculous cures, it cannot bring the dying to
life; but gives life to the living, builds up the
Broken-down constitution, and gives new lif®
and spirits to those who imbibe its healing
waters. It not alone contains Lithia, the valu
ble ingredient so effectual in removing urate
deposits, curing rheumatism and gout; but
other ingredients, which eradicate dyspepsia,
piles, kidney disease, scrofula, and scrofulous
diseases, and leaves the system in a better con
dition, physically and mentally, than any other
known water.
The very fact of this water being of twice the
strength of any other known mineral water,
and a mild cathartic, should make it to every
intelligent mind a far superior water to others,
especially as it contains all the ingredients of
■ those springs which have a world-wide reputa
tion. A trial of its power as a remedy in dis
ease is now undergoing a rigid test in our
hospitals, in this city and elsewhere, and
promises more than could well be asked in its
favor; while hundreds all over the United
States are already sounding forth its praise a a
an unequaled medicinal agent, such as the
world never knew before since the days of old,
when the waters were trouble by the hand o*
Him who holds our brittle thread of life. To
the afflicted we say, “ Try it and be convinced.”
Jt is all that it is recommended to be. We have
Do object to misrepresent it to any one. “ Try
It and be convinced,” we say again, and know
of its wonderful power over disease.— New
fork Times.
The removal announced in our ad
vertising columns, of the old and popular firm
of O’Sullivan & O’Donovan, to thoir new
store, No. 693 Eighth avenue, between Forty
third and Forty-fourth street, is a matter
worthy of public attention, and especially of
our Up-town residents. The now premises are
elegant and spacious, and afford greatly in
creased facilities for the transaction of the
constabtly increasing business of this deser
vedly popular house. The new store will be
formerly opened to-morrow, with a new and
elegant stock, comprising everything in the
line of dry goods at very attractive prices.
Baldwin’s while duck vests lead the
town. Hear the prices, and equal to custom
work, $2, $2 50, $3 50. The new mixtures
genuine shirts offered at corner Broadway and
Canal, by Baldwin, the Clothier, are very
stylish, and the prices—they are low enough
enough in all conscience. Beaders of the Dis
patch, go and see Baldwin.
Something new fob the Ladies, is
the Hukutu Japan Parasol, manufacture ! from
original models by H. Maenel, at No. 87
Nassau street. It is a very pretty sun
shade, neat and handsome, unique in design
ahd particularly convenient. It is easily coni
vfrrtiblo into a fan, and its various parts may
be detached in a moment, so that it may be
carried in the pocket. We commend it to the
attention of the ladies.
We wish to remind such of ou r
readers as it may concern, that our old friend,
VyiLLiAM A. Camp, for more than twenty years
all importer and dealer in teas, wines, liquors,
eegars, and all fine groceries at No. 222 Third
avenue, haa opened a branch establishment at
fit). 813 Third avenue, just below Fifty-fourth
street. It will oe stocked with choice goods’
abd conducted in the manner that made his
Old eitabliahmont so eminently popular,
SEW YOKh, MAY 16. 1889.
THE “MACHINE” VS. “REORGANIZATION.”
The smothering of the resolutions offered at
the last regular meeting of the Republican
Union General Committee, for a “reorganiza
tion,- ’ indicate either an impression that no
action is necessary to improve the condition of
the Republican party of this city, or a belief
that reorganization is not the proper remedy
for known evils.
We have the right to assume that the former
was the controlling reason for the action of the
committee, inasmuch as no other plan of relief
is or ever has been suggested for our troubles.
The condition of the Republican party in the
city as a political organization, then, is worse
than the General Committee believe. It was
so last year and the year before. It is so now.
Outsiders see this. Republicans disconnect
ed with the machine know it. It is known art
Washington-it is realized in St. Lawrence
County. In the late distribution of Federal
offices, the city organization failed to secure
rewards for its best workers who sought recog
nition for meritorious services, simply because
it had no standing at the Capital. A man were
blind as a mole not to see that. It is common
knowledge.
The War Democracy was recognized; the
monogram of the Union League Club was hon
ored; the forty-seven thousand Republican
votes were assumed to have been cast by indi
viduals acting independdently of organization.
Whose fault was it?
It is part of the capital stock of some politi
cians to feed and perpetuate the fires of dis
cord that separate two wings of the party. At
primaries, it is thought that the best method
of attaining or securing personal strength and
popularity is to abuse the opposite faction.
This is esteemed to be political shrewdness.
For some purposes it is convenient to
keep a party small, but what is the result
when it becomes insignificantly small ? Where
then is the moral force ? Where then are the
claims and rewards of leaders ? Who in author
ty cares for them ? So long as little places in
local offices satisfy the leaders, and are deemed
worthy ends of ambition, very well; but is such
ambition fit for leaders of the party in the first
city of the continent ? Is our city strength
to be sacrificed that little men may creep in
and out of little offices, and manage primaries,
and run executive committees, and dictate to
the chief legislative body of the party ? We
protest I
Is the party in this city ably managed ? How
are all the nominations made ? By twenty-one
standing committees, who hold office for a year
and then reproduce themselves. Thus the party
for the year 1869 has abdicated, resigned,
made over all power and authority to make all
nominations to all conventions, to twenty-one
committees, self-elected, and who, in turn, are
controlled by managers. This is Republican
ism as established to-day. Reorganization
might not help this, but the larger the party
the less the probability of close corporation
abuses.
A party in the minority can always afford to
be honest and to be united. It is sound policy
for a minority party to conduct its affairs in
such away that the thousands of honest citi
zens who repudiate the audacious, brazen cor
ruptions of a ruling party, will naturally unite
themselves to its opposers.
If the Republican party of the city were
shrewdly managed, the disaffected, who now
waste energy on Citizens’ Associations, would
try to accomplish their work through us.
Henceforth the Republican party here should
be made the rallying point for all citizens dis
contented with the Democratic organization.
It should be re-established on a broad, healthy
basis, and not be “run” by intriguers, schem
ers, and seekers for desk-room in Government
hospitals.
The idea seems to have become rooted that
the Democratic party is always to control the
destinies of this city, and for that reason, ap
parently, certain managers of the Republican
party have adopted the policy of habitually
sacrificing the permanent interests of our par
ty for the sake of the petty spoils that can be
gleaned after the Democratic myriads have
swept the field. This is th'e mistake of diminu
tive, greedy men. The time has come when
old parties are to be shaken. New questions
are being developed, and around these, mens’
thoughts and convictions are to crystalize in
party forms differing in character, if not in
name, from those now extant.
The opposition to the dominant party in the
city will strengthen, and wise management
would unite it to the nucleus at present known
as the Republican. But then, what would be
cotpo of the “machine” and the mon who live
by it?
Let the matter be discussed. The Dispatch
has done its part in presenting facts as they
exist, and calling for speedy reform. Lot the
people now take this matter in hand.
If Miss Olive Logan finds it mere
profitable to employ her talents in the forum
than before the footlights, we are not sorry;
and if she deems it morally incumbent upon
her to denounce her late profession in order to
make a sensation in her new vocation, we have
nothing to say as to her motives, however, we
may quarrel with her taste and discretion. But
when the lady takes advantage of her oppor
tunities in Women’s Conventions to make erro
neous assertions regarding the practice of
stage-managers, and venture wholesale charges
in the form of inuendoes, against her sex, we
think she lays herself open to criticism if not
to censure. And when, furthermore, in a let
ter to a public journal, Miss Logan makes the
subjoined declaration, over her own name, we
think (not to put too fine a point upon it) that
she goes a step too far, even in the “ march of
woman ”at the present day. She says, speak
ing of the ballet:
When these girls go into a theatre to apply for a situa
tion now they lind that the requirements of managers
are expressed in the following questions:
1. Is your hair dyed yellow?
2. Are your legs, arms apd bosoms symmetrically
formed, and are you willing to expose them ?
3. Can you sing brassy songs, and dance the can-can,
and wink at men, and give utterance to disgusting half
words whioh mean whole actions ?
4. Are you acquainted with many rich men who will
throw you flowers, and send you presents, and keep afloat
dubious rumors concerning your chastity?
5. Are you willing to appear to-night, and every night,
amid the glare of gaslights, and before the gaze of tnou
sands of men. in this pair of satin breeches ten inches
long, without a vestige of drapery on your person ?
If you can answer these questions affirmatively, we
will give you a situation. If not, there’s the door.
We are compelled to doubt 'if any manager
in New York city has ever conveyed even the
meaning, much less put in words the form, of
such questions as the above. It is sad enough
to know that our theatres (supported and en
couraged by the public) thrive better on Black
Crook shows than on Shaksperian readings ;
but when we are asked to believe that the bod
ies and souls of “these girls” are huckstered
in the manner Miss Oiive Logan suggests, we
must take it for granted likewise that every
poor girl now employed in a theatre is demor
alized to as low a type of womanhood as the
painted wretches who walk our streets by
night. Miss Logan should have paused before
she consigned all the members of her own for
mer profession to such ignominious repute as
is indicated by her too-suggestivo “ques
tions.”
That wretch Count. ValmascJ?., tho
new military satrap or Cuoa, is signalizing
himself by ordering prisoners to bo massacred
after they app.iale.l for pa. - ion and pro
mised loyalty to Spain in future. While we
pity renegades, there is no hunt to our repro
bation of the tyrant who ref.isos to soare even
women or children.
NEV/ YORK DISPATCH.
OUR PUBLIC SCHOOLS.
The first speech of a Republican in the new
Board of School Commissioners, was a blunder-
Mr. Commissioner Wood is a political econo
mist with no very defined ideas of retrench
ment. He proposes to save school money by
dispensing with a few pianos, the teaching o f
a few languages, and the study of higher
branches of English education; and by confining
the children of poor families to “tho three
R’s—’reading, ’riting, and ’rithmetic.” Mr.
Wood is not averse to increasing the salaries
of teachers, but he wants to decrease their
work. He does not propose to dispense with
costly school houses and contracts, but only to
deprive the children of our poorer citizens of
the facilities for culture enjoyed by the children
of the rich. He would encourage private
schools by making them the only means for
higher education, while he would leave public
schools to the mass—to the ’oi pottoi, or com
mon people. We should bo glad to think that
Commissioner Wood has been misrepresented
or that his views are misunderstood. We re
gret to find him disposed to support that line
of policy inaugurated by the appropriation of
separate school money's to private schools;
thus, at once, drawing an unfavorable compari
son between our noble nublic school system
and its more exclusive rivals; thus, at once,
undermining the very foundation of popular
and truly democratic education. We cannot
help feeling that Commissioner Wood has made
a blunder in his maiden speech whioh the ma
jority of the Board will not be slow to profit by.
Gen. Grant’s Confidants. —The re
tail of small talk, horse talk and confidential
talk, Said to be from the stock of Gen. Grant
previous to his election, presents another dis
graceful commentary on the general licentious
ness of the press, as well as the decline in good
manners among political gentry. Don Piatt, a
Washington correspondent, is profuse in sen
sational renderings of his conversations with
great little men and little great men. Recently
he printed notes of a dialogue with Robert
Bonner, the Ledger man, which notes now give
Benner, who is a good deal of a snob, as well
as a loud blower of his own advertising horn,
an opportunity to come out with the declara
tion, over his own name, that “Gen. Grant’s
talks with me have been of a confidential char
acter, and whatever he said I had no right to
repeat.” This modest reticence on the part of
Bonner will be duly appreciated. “He could
tell an' he were minded to”—he “ could a tale
unfold”—much longer than a horse-tail. There’s
mystery for you. The public can think what it
pleases. Bonner remains mum. “J. B.” was
a “ sly dog”—so is “R. B.” Perhaps he was
offered a seat in the Cabinet, like A. T. Stew
art. Who can say nay, as long as B. says noth
ing ? Perhaps Gen. Grant hinted that he might
some day “write for the Ledger," like Beecher
and Fanny Fern. “ Mum’s the word.”
A Narrow Escape fob the Cboton
Boabd.—The Tax Levies which were originally
forced through by a coalition of twenty infa
mous Republicans, who sold their votes, con
tained the following section (No. 8,) which was
subsequently stricken out in conference com
mittee. “All contracts for work to be perform
ed in behalf of the corporation of said city,
shall contain suitable covenants for the due and
regular prosecution and performance of said
work, with adequate penalties for neglect or
failure in its prosecution, and it is hereby made
the duty of the Mayor, Controller, and Street
Commissioner, or a majority of them, to super
vise the preparation of said contracts, and to
make the same in place of the head of Depart
ment now authorized to make the same, and to
take such measures as may be necessary to en
force the performance of existing contracts.”
It will be seen on the face of the above section
that all contracts and public works from the
Battery swindle down to a job of dredging the
Harlem River, could be secured by the Mayor
and Controller, and the Croton Department ef
fectually hampered in ail its operations, the
Central Park improvements, made a Tam
many “job,” and all street openings, street
fillings—flag and curbing—sewer and pipe con
tracts, etc., etc., placed in the grasp of the
“Ring.” Our Tax-payers have reason to con
gratulate themselves on this lucky escape.
The White Mountains of New
Hampshire have ever been a favored resort,
and are becoming more so from year to year.
In speaking of this delightful resort, the Hon.
Edward Everett, once said :
I have been something of a traveler in our own coun
try— though far less than I could wish —and in Europe
have seen ail that is most attractive, from the High
lands of Scotland to the Golden Horn of Constantinople
—from the summit of the Hartz Mountains to the
Fountain of Vaucluse—but my eye has yet to rest on a
lovelier scene than that which smiles around you as you
tall from Weir’s Landing to Centre Harbor’ I have yet
to behold a sublimer spectacle than that which is dis
closed from Mount Washington, when on some clear,
cool Summer’s morning, at sunrise, the cloud-curtain is
drawn up from Nature’s grand proscenium, and all that
chaos of wilderness and beauty starts into life—the bare„
granitic tops of the surrounding bight’s—the precipitous
gorges a thousand fathoms deep, which foot of man or
ray of light never entered—the sombre, matted forest—
the moss-clad rocky wall, weeping with crystal springs—
winding streams, gleaming lakes, and peaceful villages
below—and in the dim misty distance, beyond the lower
hills, faint glirapses of the sacred bosom of the eternal
deep, ever nsasnig as with the consciousness of its own
immensity—all mingled in one indescribable panorama
by the hand of the Divine Artist!
The white mountains are more frequented
every year, and the best facilities for reaching
this beautiful spot is by the Norwich and Roch
ester line of steamers, which leave; the foot of
Canal street, daily, at five P. M. The accom
modations furnished by this line arc unsur
passed. -—w i&
Portrait of Lisut.-Gov. Woodford.
—We hear that Senator Tweed and his col
leagues have headed a subscription to pur
chase a portrait of ex-Lieut.-Gov. Woodford,
to place in the Senate Chamber at Albany.
Tho picture was painted by Carpenter, and is
valued very highly. It has been customary,
heretofore, for our Common Council, well
known for its devotion to art and its patronage
of genius, to order a picture of every governor
for the City Hall, but the State has not pre
served the effigies of its great men at Albany ;
so that the proposition to buy the portrait of
Gen. Woodlord for the Senate Chamber is a
novel one. Our late worthy Lieutenant-Gov
ernor is still young and handsome, and, when
the new capitol is built, will ornament any of
its marble halls ; but would it not be a more
graceful disposition of his “counterfeit pre
sentment” if Senator Tweed and his colleagues
should purchase and donate the picture to
Gov. Woodford’s lady, to be treasured and
handed down as an heirloom in the family
gallery?
Teachers’ Salaries. —President Lar
remore, of the Board of Education, made a
good point, in addressing the new body on his
re-election last week, by suggesting that if the
salaries of public school teachers be changed
at all, they should be increased. We shall find
no fault with the Board if it give earnest
thought to this important matter. While com
missioners of all kinds double their salaries
without scruple, the public may spare a few
thousand dollars per annum extra to making
the office of teacher more profitable, as well as
respectable. At present, the most of them get
barely a mechanic’s stipend for unremitting
services. If tax-payers must feed tax-eaters,
let not all the feast go to make fatter the
drones, while tho bees are loft half-starved.
Ex-Commissioneb Acton. —The pub
lic are glad to hear, by 01-fish-sd dispatches,
that the veteran Thomas is making the best
use of his vacation from employment. He
last week forwarded to Superintendent Kenne
dy, from the Acton farm, at Saybrook, Conn.,
a box containing one hundred and forty-five
shad caught in the Connecticut river, to be
distributed to the officials at Headquarters,
and the police captains. We are glad to learn
that the health of Gen. Acton is improving
day by day.
The exhibitions made by the wo
men, or “females,” as they style themselves,
who held a convention in this city last week,
furnish the best argument that opponents of
women's suffrage could ask, in order to show
tho unfitness of tno sex to conduct public busi
ness. Wo doubt very much if the prospects
of “Agitators” or “Revolutions” will be im
proved by such demonstrations as took place
at Steinway Hail, on too part of those motley
champions of Equal Rights who quarreled with
one another in a manner worthy of Tammany
factiins on the war-path.
ASSEMBLYMEN McLEOD AND HAWKINS.
Tho importance of a fair election was illus
trated this year in the case of two contested
seats in tho Assembly, those of Alexander Mc-
Leod, of this city, and Willet N. Hawkins, of
Richmond. Both these gentlemen wore kept
out of their rights until the last two weeks of
the session, their districts continuing to be
misrepresented for the time; and had they
failed or been further delayed in the contest,
there is no doubt that more than one inquitous
measure would have been added to the cata
logue of legislative swindles perpetrated on the
people this year by the Democratic minority
assisted by a ring of corrupt Republicans. But
happily McLeod and Hawkins are faithful and
intelligent representatives, and the accession
of their two votes made a difference of four in
the count upon bills which, before their admis
sion, were certain of passage. Those two votes
came to the relief of honest legislation not an
hsur too soon. Without them, we should, it is
probable, have seen the Croton Aqueduct Com
mission transferred to Democratic hands, and
made a tender to the machine that is to be run in
the Tax Commissioners’ Department. Without
their vetos, the New York tax levies would have
been made the vehicles of increased demands
upon our over-burdened citizens for the bene
fit of a never-satisfied “ Ring.” We are glad
to see that Mr. Hawkins, on the application of
Gov. Morgan, has been appointed Collector of
the First Congressional District, comprising
Queens, Richmond, and Suffolk counties. Mr.
McLeod, his worthy comrade-in-battlo against
corruption, who was chosen for the second
time from the 13th District of this city, has
made a record, during his brief incumbency,
which will insure his election next year by the
votes of all good citizens of his district. He
has shown himself a true scion of noble stock,
and the many friends of the venerated father,
Rev. Dr. McLeod, will rejoice to see that the
son knows how to make a good fight against
dishonesty as well as injustice.
“Cry Havoc.” —Eight Police Jus
tices for eight years, at $5,000 per year and
crumbs ; eight Civil Magistrates for eight
years, $5,000 and pickings ; twenty-one Aider
men, compensation depending on personal
conscience ; twenty-one Assistant-Aldermen,
compensation ditto; School Officers without
limit, with political influence ad libitum ; are
among the prizes to be contended for by our
“fierce democracie” next Fall. Hence the
anxiety to amass an “election fund” in the
Tax Levies. “Let us prey!”
Gen. Grant returned, out of a sal
ary of SIB,OOO, perquisites, gifts, house rents, and what
not, an income of onJv $566 last year ; He whittles down
his income as he did his armies, making as little as pos
sible out of much.— Denwcralic papers.
The insinuation conveyed by the above para
graph is as unjust’as it is malignant. The in
come tax, as is well known, must be deducted
from all government salaries before they are
paid, and the return of $566 must have been in
addition to the taxes already paid by Gen.
Grant of at least S9OO.
Bodine, Dentists. —We would in
form our readers that Drs. J. & A. Bodine,
are still at their old stand, No. 190 Grand
street, reports to the contrary, notwithstand
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A more infamous coalition, judging
from all that has thus far transpired in regard
to it, than the present organized strike in the
coal regions, in behalf of the great corpora
tions controlling that business has never be
fore been attempted. The fact is, these com
panies do not go back with a good grace to the
ordinary and legitimate profits which they
have a right to expect from their business’
after having had three or four seasons of very
high prices, and they have, therefore, at
tempted to frighten the public into rushing
into the market to buy coal with the double
motive of thus disposing of the large surplus
stocks now held, and at the same time putting
up the price. Strikes in the coal regions have
always been given as the reason for advancing
prices, but in this case it seems that the com
panies have themselves instigated tho strike’
thereby expecting to produce the usual effect.
It is to be hoped that the public will not give
too ready a credence to the idea that coal will
be scarce or high on account of ;this strike.
Dealers were, in many cases, heavy losers by
buying at the high prices which prevailed early
in the last season, and they will not, wo are as
sured, be in a hurry to buy in the present
state of things.
New Yorkers are justly proud of
their beautiful Park; but, in its establishment
they have sot a ball in motion which will noj
stop until every city and town in the country
has its park. The people of Chicago are now
elated with the progress made in preparing
their park for the public use, and, in Philadel
phia, the Fairmount Park has been increased
by recent purchases until it embraces within
its limits 2,240 acres, and the land covers much
picturesque natural' scenery. It will be re
membered that the New York Central Park has
but 862 acres, which have been, and are being
made artificially beautiful to the last degree.
£he Druid Hill j?wk, 6? SaltiSlore, is 665 acres
in extent, and is 'naturally very beautiful,
though but little has been expended qy im
provement. The grand cjjaiu qf parks in the
city of London, which have now become sub
stantially the property of the public, made up
by Kensington Gardens, with 262 acres ; Hyde
Park, 389 acres; Green Park, 55 acres; and St,
James Park, 59 acres, make up in all but 665
acres, and will before long, t be far surpassed in
beauty, as they are now in size by the New York
Central Park.
The great variety in ladies’ dress
goods which is now to be noticed in all our
stores, and on tho leading thoroughfares, is
becoming more and more marked every year,
though but few, comparatively, are aware tha t
the vast majority of new and beautiful color 8
introduced, are the product of aniline,
or coal tar dyes. A few years ago, noth,
ing but vegetable dyes were used ; but now the
coal tar colors are everywhere employed, both
alone, and with vegetable dyes. The dyeing pro
cess has also been greatly simplified, so that,
we doubt not, In a few years it will be as com
mon for housekeepers to do their own dyeing
as it is now to do the ordinary work of a laun
dress. In fact the dyeing would be the sim
plest part of the process of “ doing up” ladies
garments.
Children are sometimes wiser than
their sires and sometimes wittier; are cer
tainly always interesting. A youth of our
acquaintance, who baosts five years and has a
deacon of a church for his father, recently at
tended a communion service. With anxious
eye he watched the entire proceedings. When
the bread and wino were being passed around,
he whispered to his sister, “Hebe, that’s
bread on the plates, and I think its wine in the
goblets; but what there is in that coffee pot I
should weally like to know.” As to whether
hie childish curiosity was gratified, tradition
saith not.
The cost of flour in New York is
now, even though there has bean so substan
tial a decline during the past year, about one
third greater than it should be with a proper
system of cheap freights from the West. With
the idea of reducing the cost of freights to the
East, and at the same time diverting trade from
Chicago, tho merchants of St. Louie are now
energetically pushing the project of establish
ing a freight line down tha Mississippi, via
Now Orleans, to New York, and with every
prospect of success.’ They expect to deliver
grain which now costs $1 65 per bushel, in New
York at about $1 per bushel.
We recollect many witty remarks
heard during our college life. Perhaps the
following is worth preserving : There were, be.
side the usual professors, two tutors in W
College; one of them was a brilliant man, the
otha vice versa. Said one student to another
at recitation one day, “TutorS is a very
astute man,” “Yes,” was the response, “but
P is an ass-tutor.” The remark was appre-
ciated, and wo hand it down.
Our Delaware exchanges announce
the dedication, or inauguration of a “new
whipping-post and pillory” at Now Castle.
Several men have been already subjected to the
ignominy of the lash, and the crashing dis
grace of the public pillory. Is this thing in
accordance with the advanced ideas of modern
civilization; or is it a “relic of barbarism” of
which the necessities of society compel tho re
tention ?
Was ever seen a better illustration
of the 6 ‘ foilow-my-leadoc” discipline of Demo
cratic legislators than the following squib from
the Leader, at the expense of one of its own
party Senators?
Late in the evening, while the Senate was languidly
b° ur °f adjournment, Senator Pierce, who
had been absent for a few minutes, came in with his
usual rapid stride, and was about to take his seat, when
Senator Creamer said, in a very audible whisper, “ Vote
in the affirmative.” In that full, round tone for which
he is justly famous, the gentleman from Kings drew
himself up to the hight of his Senatorial dignity, saying,
Mr. President, I desire my vote to be recorded in the
affirmative. ” Mr. Pierce understood the cause of the
Pjughter which greeted his request when he discovered
that there was no question pending.
Sarcasm and ridicule are some
times excellent weapons, and are in frequent
use among the advocates of “ Woman’s rights.”
On Friday evening, Miss Olive Logan under
took to improve the case of woman, by com
paring man, with tight breeches and short
coats, to a monkey which able naturalists had
said was his grandfather. To this Lucretia
Mott objected, and scathed Miss Logan with
burning language. Who shall decide when
doctors disagree ?
Prayer has generally been consid
ered a virtue, and not an indictable offense ;
yet we are told that the Brooklyn police, on
Friday, arrested a man for praying under the
Comptroler’s window of the City Hall in that
city. The man might hsve been insane, and
doubtless he was ; but one thing is sure, prayer
would not hurt the officials of our sister city,
unless, as some truly believe, they are “past
praying for.”
One cause of railroad accidents has
been discovered in England. It is what is
known as color blindness. An engineer ran
his train into another, causing great damage.
On investigation it was found that he could
not distinguish red from green, and had mis
taken the signal lights.
Letter from Albany.
Albany, May 11th, 1869.
The closing week of the Legislature was the week
of weeks, devoted mainly to the breaking of that Re
publican commandment, “thou shait not steal.”
Many measures of great public interest have been
discussed this session, and some have been acted
upon with a zeal and devotion worthy of Clintonian
days; but of all ungodly, corrupt, mercenary and pu
trifled bodies, as a whole no worse ever sat in the
Assembly chamber. There have been about twenty
members always in the market for any one to buy
who “ could put up the stamps.” Hence many bills
have been passed that should have never seen the
light of day.
The division list will show with what unanimity
the scoundrels have acted.
One very important bill for the punishment of bri
bery was passed after having been almost defeated
by the votes of Akin, Bassett, Bemis, Brandag er,
Calkins, Conant of Suffolk county, Conger, Crane,
W. Ely, Gifford, Hall, Cray, Schoonmakar, D. Stew
art, W. H. Stewart. The only Democrats favorable to
the bill wore Bergen, Cullen, Hagg, Kimble and
Kiernan. Some sanguine people hope that this very
just bill may have the effect of purifying the atmos
phere about Albany, as it provides “ that no member
of the Legislature shall vote on any bill in the pas
sage of which he shall have any pecuniary interest;
nor shall any member vote or agree to vote for or
against any bill in consideration of the vote of any
other member, upon that or any other bill; nor shall
any member receive or agree to receive any valuable
thing in consideration of his vote upon any bill; and
it shall be competent for any member to challenge
the vote of any other member on the ground that he
has violated this act; and a member so challenged
shall not be permitted to vote until he has satisfied
the body of which he is a member that he is free
from the charge. And it shall not be lawful for any
member, officer, or person entitled to the privileges
of the floor, of either house, directly or indirectly to
offer or receive or use in any manner money or other
valuable thing to influence a member or officer; such
member shall be expelled from the house.” Provi
sion was cautiously made, however, that this law
should not take effect until twenty daysjafter its pas
sage. So the rope did not hang the culprits who
twisted it.
The Sheriff’s Bill, as signed by the Governor, does
not contain the very many objectionable features of
the bill first introduced. It is bad enough, how
ever.
The Registry Law, as amended, extends the time
between the last days of registration, and the day set
apart for the election, and arranges that the names
shall be taken by streets and numbers instead of
alphabetically, so that a person examining the reg
istry, can see at a glance the number and name of
every occupant in each dwelling who designs voting;
this ought to make an improvement in our election
results.
weeks back there was a bill before the
Legislature amending the Excise Law, so as to give
to police magistrates the power to pass finally upon
the offence of public intoxication. As it is now a large
majority of these offences are sent to the Court of
Sessions, involving large and unnecessary expense
to the public; long and tedious imprisonments to the
offenders, and frequently much hardship upon their
families. . k . . -
Senator O’Donnell who has been hitherto consid
ered the champion of temperance, and, indeed, of
prohibition, moved an amendment, authorizing com
missioners of excise, except in the Metropolitan Dis
trict to grant licenses for the sale of ale or beer for
the sum of ten dollars tp others than those who pro
pose to keep an inn, tavern, or hotel. This amend
ment emanating from such a source, took everybody
by surprise, and shocked the prohibitionists beyond
expression, though the proposed change met with
general approval, and the bill passed the Assembly.
It is deeply to be regretted that Senators allowed
themselves to be driven into caucus on a inatlof so
deeply affecting the rights of our industrious, hard
working, and viftffOus German citizens. I conversed
with Senators Williams, Morgan, and others, and
they expressed themselves quite favorable to some
change, but remarked that such journals as Greeley’s
must have their way until the party is brought to its
lowest depths, when, phenix-lfke, it is expected to
arise from ashes, based on broader and more liberal
principles; all of which is respectfvliy submitted to.
But, alas! the conference committee appointed
from both houses on this question so important to
our party in New York, refused to concur on the As
sembly bill giving us free lager, and leaving it for the
Excise Commissions to receive from those disposing
of lager only, a license fee of but $lO or $25, and
those keeping strictly gardens for the accommodation
of families, or the boarders and upper part of the
Island, to be allowed to sell it without license.
The Democratic principle, backed by Gov. Hoff
man’s declaration of “ hostility to commissions,” has
been violated in order that Tammany Hall might se
cure control of the public schools in New York; also in
the bill for a commission for budding a new market
in the Twenty-first Ward; in rejecting the amend
ment offered by Alaban, of Kings, in discussing the
Tax Commission bill; in the Brooklyn Water Com
mission bill, of which Kinsella, Northrop, Fowler,
and A. M. Bliss, are the “runners,” and now adver
tising for proposals to supply patent and improved
pavements, when it is well known there can be no
competition with Nicolson, Schrimshaw, concrete and
other pavements. These blossoms of “integrity”
will come to fruit in about one year.
The Senate, last week, passed a bill for the build
ing of a market, “an act to provide for the erec
tion of a public market in the Twenty-first Ward of
the City of New York” (Keernan’s District, though
it is said to be Senator Bradley’s bill). It provides
that the Mayor, Controller and Street Commissioner
shall appoint three commissioners with powers to
“ take” the block of ground on the east side of the
city bounded by Thirty-third and Thirty-fourth
streets, First avenue, and the East River, for the
sum of $100,000; then, if that is not enough, they are
to make application to the Supreme Court, as now
provided by law in such cases. It is sufficient to say
just here that no such sum will make the purchase—
the “job is all put up.” The bill goes on to provide
how long they shall be erecting the “ asylum,” as
this is Jimmy O’Brien’s district It also provides
for architects, clerks, superintendents, “deputies”—
not sheriff’s—attendants, everything, and winds up
by giving the “ Twelve Apostles” of your city, who
are now embellishing the County Court-House (it
having long since been completed), the authority to
raise by “ tax” on the real and personal estate (if
there should be any left after this Legislature ad
journs) in said county, in the manner now provided
by law. AU in consonance with “ Democratic hos
tility to commissions.”
Just here your correspondent’s attention is called
to an interesting entertainment by the way of aiding
Legislation in behalf of our four or five millions of
inhabitants.
Mr. Gleason, Chairman of Cities, arose in his
plaoe and presented Speaker Younglove, on behalf of
the members of the house, With a very valuable gold
watch, attached to which was a heavy and handsome
gold chajn. Mr. Gleason accompanied the presen
tation with a few appropriate remarks, to which the
Speaker made a brief and feeling, response.
The Clerk’s desk has been more than usually well
organized this year, and the House appreciated the
courtesy with which the chief, Edward F. Under
hill, discharged his responsibility. Mr. Underhill,
his faithful assistant, 8. R. Harlow, his careful and
energetic engrossing clerk, E. C. Tucker, his finan
cial clerk, L. P. Bemmington,. his messenger, Ed
ward Coventry, his journal clerk, A. 8. Burdick, and
W. W. Pierson, have been presented with—watches
and chains.
Pierce, the Bergeant-at-Arms, and' Post-Master
Stewart, were presented with watches last week.
What the pages contrived to get no one as yet knows.
These little embryo lobbyists were running hither
and thither for members to subscribe until it grew
to be a wonder how the dickens members could af
ford to,-come down so liberally, some paying (in the
Speaker’s case) as high as S2O, and many of the
pages getting from one dollar to five. But all things
come to an end even a “ spoils” Legislature, and at
last the bell has tolled these unfaithful servants
home to their reward. May the Lord have mercy on
their political souls. State.
Up in a Balloon.
New York, May 15, 1869.
To the Editor of the New York Dispatch:
Some few years ago a very interesting balloon voy
age was made by Mons. Chevalier and others, com
panions de voyage, from Paris. The balloon was of
unusually large dimensions, being about sixty feet
high, fifty feet in diameter, and containing about
85,000 cubic feet of gas. It was furnished with pro
visions for a fortnight, instruments of great variety,
clothing in abundance, and apparatus for warming
coffee and provisions by the heat developed in slack
ing lime. They set out at half-past 1 o’clock on the
30th of November, and were wafted by a moderate
breeze toward the southeast. During the night they
passed over many villages and towns of France. The
lighted streets of these, as they sailed over them,
presented a most beautiful appearance; but Liege,
with the numerous fibres of its iron works, its busy,
moving population, surpassed all other objects of in
terest. The course taken by the balloon being at first
almost due north, they glided beautifully across the
Seine, and had a magnificent panoramic view of the
whole city of Paris, the atmosphere at that time being
completely deprived of clouds. In a few minutes
more they found themselves at the north side of the
river.
The baloon, in this position, rested for some mo
ments, giving them an opportunity of gazing on the
grand and magnificent panorama beneath. The pros
pect of Paris was very extraordinary—every boule
vard, street, lane and building being at the same mo
ment distinctly visible, but so apparently diminished
in size that it assumed more the appearance of a
beautiful miniature model than an actual large city,
the various windings of the river Seine being visible
for forty mile’. They now bent their course toward
the Bois de Boulogne, and found themselves stand
ing right over its centre, the appearance of which
was very extraordinary, the trees appearing more
like a beautiful mantling of richly-colored heaths, or
of short brushwood. Here they took an indication
of a barometer, by which they found they were still
aseonding, getting into another current, and above
the two layers of clouds. The thermometer indi
cated 52° Reaumur. By the indication of the bar
ometer, the altitude they had attained was 6,700 feet
above the level of the sea. The country beneath,
from this great hight, much resembled one of the
Ordnance Survey maps, undulations of the
grounds, except hills or mountains, at a dis
tance, not being visible, and the large fields
looking not much bigger than pocket handker
chiefs. At this altitude the atmosphere was already
much ratified, and the respiration slightly affected,
which, under such circumstances, is very usual,
although not experienced by every person reaching
that hight. The perfect tranquillity existing in
these regions, removed from the busy world, struck
the human voyager with awe and amazement.. The
darkness soon" set in, and they knew not whither
they were drifting. A long rope they trailed along,
sometimes’reaching the earth, warned them when
to throw out ballast and gain a greater elevation. At
ten minutes after five in the morning they were
twelve thousand feet above the earth, and beneath
was a view stretching away for over three thousand
miles in diameter. At a quarter past six the sun
rose to them. On approaching the surface of the
earth in the morning, they were utterly ignorant
whether they had arrived at the plains of Poland or
the steppes of Russia. They succeeded at last in
landing in the Duchy of Nassau, about 800 miles from
Paris. A Frenchman.
Wvld
MUSICAL.
“ Tjurline,” the grand opera of the
lamented William Vincent Wallace, was produced at the
Academy of Music on Thursday evening last, in English,
before a very fine audience as to numbers, and among
whom we noticed many of the ilite who liberally support
the great musical enterprises of our city. This is by far
the most pretentious, and it is the best, of the graceful
and melodic works of this composer, who stands in the
very front rank of his English compeers, if he is not the
very first among them. Though not possessed of the
fullness of the works of some of the greater Italian com
posers, and not as startling in grand melodio numbers as
many of them, there is still a chastity and a charm in the
music of Wallace which commends it very strongly to the
popular ear and heart, as well as to the praises of the
learned and critical. The cast in the English version
was as follows: Lurline, Miss McCulloch; Ghiva, Mrs.
Brookhouse Bowler; Liba, Miss Kimball; Count Rudolph,
Mr. Brookhouse Bowler; Rhineberg, Signor Orlandini;
Zellick, Mr. G. F. Hall. Signor Loriai (the once “ silver
voiced,” &c.) and Mr. Arthur Matthison also have places
in the cast. Taking all things in view, the opera ran on
very smoothly; indeed, much better than is usual on the
production of a great work on its first night. Miss
McCulloch availed herself of the string of melodies which
fell to her share of the music, to convince the people of
her very great artistic powers, and she sang her role with
great feeling, power and sweetness. Her full and sym
pathetic voice told admirably throughout. Her “Flow
on, silver Rhine,” and “Sweot spirit, hear my prayer.”
were particularly noticeable and praiseworthy, as was
also the last scene, in which she made a most decided
lodgment in the warm admiration of the audience. To
say that Orlandini was admirable is simply doing him
justice, although his role is more properly that of a basso
than of a baritone. Mr. Bowler also appeared to advan
tage, and we like him much better on the stage than in
the concert room. He sang with praiseworthy fidelity t 0
the score. -•
Mrs, Bowler sang somewhat out of tune* and indulged
persistently in the tremolo, much to the damage of tho
music and against the success of her role. Mlle. Bou
fanti, at the head of a well-trained ballet force, danced
magnificently in the two ballet scenes; in the latter of
which, in the last act, she was assisted by §l£nor Novis
simo, a dancer of great muscular who showed
very evident signs of labqripu* training. The orchestra
tion was praiseworthy to a very high degree, evenly bal
anced, and kfpt well together. The scenery is very fine
indeed (thop.gh some of the sets lack a little of harmony
in and, taken as a whole, reflects great credit
on the artists, Foogtleri and Oalyo; the last tableau being
expressly worthy of very high praise. The costumes are
ail in keeping, and are truly beautiful.
On Friday evening, the work was produced in Italian,
with the following distribution of characters: Lurline,
Miss Agatha States; Ghioa, Mme. F. N. Testa; Liba,
Mme. Reichard t; Count Rudolph, Mr. HabelmannJ Rhine
btrg, Sig. Antonucci; Ze’ieck, Mr. W. Formes; Rar on
Truenfds, Sig. Barili; Wilhelm, Mr. Reiohardt. We have
nothing but praise to extend to each in tnis cast, the
music of the principal rdto having been admirably sung
by Miss State®, by that ever-reliable and conscientious
artiste Mad. Testa, by Signor Antonucoi, and Herr Habel
mann. We have not space to give, in detail, our im
pressions of their individual merits. Let it suffice when
w 8 say that we were much more pleased with the Italian
than the English version, and a full house and much ap
plause endorsed our opinion as to the general features of
the performance. We are pleased 70 see that the ad
mission fees have been placed a| a popular standard; for
on looking at our advertising column It will Ce seen that
opera, spectacle and the ballet are given at the same rates
of admission only as are demanded at our first-class
theatres. This opera will be given during the present
week as follows: On Monday evening, in Italian; on
Wednesday night in Brooklyn, in English; on Thursday,
at our Academy, in English; on Friday, in Italian; on
Saturday, at a matinee, in English ; and on Saturday
evening, in Italian. On Monday following the work will
be sung in Italian, also.
At the Fifth avenue Theatre the principal novelty
of the week has been the fine little opera of “ Lea Drag
ons de Villars,” which has enlisted the artistic efforts of
M’lle Irma as Rose Friquel; M’lle. Duclos as Georgette; M.
Aujac as Sylvain; M. Tholer as Belamy; M. Lagriffoul as
Thibault; and M. Hamilton as a Padre. The work has
been well received on its merits by crowded houses, and
has already won its share of popularity, and we think is
destined to have an extensive run. The music is very
melodio in its numbers, excessively comic in its charac
ter, and sprightly and sparkling throughout, and full
justice is done to it by all of the artists named; M’lles
Irma and Duclos, and MM. Aujac and Tholer, being es
pecially praiseworthy. M. Lagriffoul is the life of the
piece through his unusual comic powers, which, in this
work, find a broad field for their exercise. M’lle Tostee
will appear as Boulotte in “Barbe-Bleu” (M’lle Irma’s old
role) on Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday evenings of this
week, and on the other nights “ Les Dragons de Villars”
will be sung.
At Steinway Hall, on Friday evening last, the
“ Messiah” was sung with better general effect than we
have ever before heard it given. It called into exertion
the talents of Parcpa Rosa, who sang with her accus
tomed power, sweetness, and delicacy of method; Miss
C. V. Hutchings, who gives fine promise of future suc
cess; Mr. George Simpson, who was in unusually good
voice; and Mr. M. W. Whitney, a basso from Boston,
who was well received, and fully deserved the loud and
long-continued applause which he received in his solos.
His voice is deep, round, and smooth, and he executes
with ease and facility. Hu method is very fine, and
shows training in a good school. It is our impression
that he will change his base, or the base of his exertions,
from Boston to New York. His voice is too large for a
small place. Mr. Ritter was the conductor and Mr. Con
nally the organist. The orchestration was all that could
be desired, and we doubt if the chorus (composed of
members of the New York Harmonic Society) have ever
acquitted themselves more satisfactorily before an audi
ence in this or any other work. The “Messiah,” as
given on Friday evening, will bear frequent repetition,
and draw together as large an audience as that which
filled the Hall on the occasion referred to.
The Opening of Central Pare Garden, on [last
Wednesday evening, brought together a tremendously
large, fashionable and enthusiastic assemblage, all eager,
on that delightful summer night, to drink in the re
freshing breezoa and delicious music, wVjoU mo always
Sunday Edition. May 16.
to be found there in rich abundance. The Garden ba&
been greatly improved since last season, by the roofing S
of the out-door part. This has been accomplished in
such a manner as to allow the breezes a free entrance,
and much wadded to the 1 size and beauty of the hall.
There is a delightful balcony running the whole length
of the out-door hall, which- will bo much sought after by
those to whom hearing is a secondary consideration to
seeing and being seen. The orchestra, under the direc
tion of Theodore Thomvs, always up to the highest
standard of excellence, finds a valuable acquisition in
the person of Mr. Levy, a remarkably clever performer
on the cornet. To-night the season so auspiciously com
menced, will be continued by a grand concert,, when,
a genuine summer festival may be enjoyed at a small
cost.
Of Bryants’ Minstels what shall we say in addition
to the usual words of praise which candor compels us to
bestow, unless it be to make the statement that their
houses have been crowded since their return, and since
the inauguration of the system of “popular prices?”
Their figures are now within the means of all, and their
entertainment is even remarkable for its excellence. All
the old favorites, Dan Bryant, Dave Reed, Unsworth*
Eugene, Seymour, etc., are in their well known places*
and seem to have gained vim and vigor by their recent:
trip to the South. Call and sea them on any evening;
they alwars receive their friends, and treat all well.
At Tony Pastor’s Opera House we are always sura
of seeing something good, and generally something new.
Tnis week, the giant of Ethiopian comedy, John Mulli
gan, makes his first appearance before a Bowery audi
ence. “Big John” has been for a long time a leading
favorite at “ Hooley’s” in Brooklyn, and we doubt not
his merit will be appreciated wherever he goes. Mlle. Lo
pez will also appear in some of her celebrated gymnastic
feats, supported by her pupils, Mlle. Nelle, and Masters
Harry, Eddie and George. The latter of these is the
“smallestclown in the Universe, (so said.) being only
two years old, and a veritable wonder. The Nefoount
Brothers appear in their famous acrobatic and athletic
feats, and will “draw” hugely if the past is any criterion
by which to judge the future. Add to these, other at
tractions, too numerous to mention, and you have the
bill for the week at Tony’s. Matinees, Wednesday and
Saturday.
The San Francisco Minstrels this week propose to
abolish all sobriety, or rather soberness, from within
their doors. They will admit only jollity and mirth. The
funny “Court Scene” will be repeated, after which come
“The Unbleached Blondes,” “The Big Sunflower” and
“The Forty Thieves Reduced to Two.” The whole
trouble terminates with the grand palace scene from
“Barbe Bleue.” The entire entertainment is one worthy
of general attention and public patronage.
The Empire City Skating Rink, located on Third
avenue and Sixty-third and Sixty-fourth streets, has
been converted into a grand musical palace, and unucr
the direction and management of Mr. L. F. Harrison,
one of our most successful caterers to the public amuse
ment. This building is capable of accommodating 10,-
OCO persons at the same time, and is to be opened every
day and evening with a grand concert, under the direc
tion of Mr. H. B. Dodworth, and a variety ofnovel en
tertainments. The price of admission is fixed at the
low price of twenty-five cents. This new place of pub
lic amusement will be opened, for the first time, to-mor
row, and the eutorutinment will ba of a very festive
character.
DRAMATIC.
At the Olympic Theatre, the panto*
mime of “Humpty Dumpty,” after running through
over five hundred performances, has been shelved from
the sheer weariness of the performers rather than from
a lack of continued popularity. It certainly was one of
the best things of its kind that has been placed upon
the modern stage, and Mr. George L. Fox has justly
earned the title of the modern Grimaldi. The new can
didate for public favor, which will be presented on to
morrow evening, will be “ Hiccory Diccory Dock,” iu
which all of the old favorites of “ Humpty Dumpty’s”
days will appear. The Clown will be Mr. G. L. Fox, the
Pantaloon, Mr. Charles K. Fox, Harlequin, Mr. Lacy.
Columbine, Miss Laurent, and a sprite, W. U. Ravel.
Signor Costa has arranged new ballets, in which M’lle.
Sangaliwdl have the principal parts, sustained by the
same second dancers and the corps de ballet as appeared
in the last pantomime. The scenery by Messrs. Hayes,
Johnson, and assistants is said to be the results of
months of work, all new, and Mr. Fox has invented the
new tricks. If the managers keep their words, young
“Hiccory” will become “Old Hickory,” long before it
has palled upon public favor.
At Booth’s Theatre, “ Othello” has been acted since
our last, with the change of cast to which we then refer
red; Mr. Booth again appearing as Othello, and Mr
Adams, as lago. We have nothing new to say of tho
performances, excepting that the criticisms of the press*,
or some other potent, cause has led to marked improve
ment in the acting of Miss McVicker, as Desdemona, in
which part she now gives a really even and fine piece of
acting; very well conceived, and the conception carried
out with fidelity. Miss Morant, as Emelia, is happily
more subdued, and, hence, much more acceptable. Tho
last matinee of “ Othello” was given yesterday, but tho
tragedy will be given on every night of the present week,
except that of Saturday, as we suppose, but a 1 of the
advertisements that we have seen are exceedingly ambi
guous on thesubject. Ours, which has not yet come to
us, may throw, some light on the matter.
At Niblo’s Theatre, there has not been the, slightest
necessity for a change of bill, if patronage and the health
ful financial condition of the management are to be
weighed in the balance against the groans and sighs of
sober moralists, who roll up their eyes in holy horror at
the sight of the knees of a woman on the stage. The
“ Forty Thieves” do their work admirably, and, judging
from present appearances, they would continue to do so
for some weeks to come; but their days are numbered,
for on the 24th inst. they will be put upon the shelf, to
make room for that unfortunate motelo', “Sinbad the
Sailor.”
At Wallack’s, the public have shown a keen appre
ciation of the beauties of “ Caste,” by flocking in num
bers to the house, and rewarding the exertions of the
people on the stago with loud and well deserved ap
plause. On the first production of this fine work at this
house, there was a very apparent lack of unity of pur
pose in the cast. Since then this feature has been reme
died, and now they all work finely together. The comedy
will keep the stage indefinitely. On Wednesday last Mr.
Lester WaPaok for Europe in the Scotia. Mr.
William Stuart and Mr. Theodore Moss paid him the
compliment of chartering a steamer, which accompanied,
the Scotia down the bay. On board of the former were
many admirers (ladies and those of the other sex) of the
departing manager. Speeches were made, a lunch par
, taken of, and much wine turned into its legitimate chan
nels, amid much hilarity. We regret that ill health pre
vented our acceptance of the courteous invitation of the
charterers to be present on the pleasant occasion.
AtWood’s Museum and Theatre, the new burlesque
and pantomime of “Robinson Crusoe” has fulfilled tha
prediction which we made hi to its success id
our hasty notice of it in our last issue, it now runs
with great smoothness, and the spectacular effects are
given with great exactitude, and excite deserved admira
tion. The newly arrived cindidates for public favor are
brimful of the talent that is the specialty 6J and
the lady members of the troupe are simply beautiful
women—such as are women—and beautiful maids—snob
as are maids. They are all “ Misses” in the bills, and wa
do not care to make a mistake by misplacing the prefixes
to their names. We can only say that it is rarely that
we see a beautiful “ ftliss” of over twenty years. Miss
Marion Taylor, a vocalist of much merit, with a sweet
soprano voice; Miss Lizzie Longmore, a beautifully
formed young lady of the purely English type of btonde.
beauty; Mrs. Irving and Miss Bella Patoman, both mer
itorious; and Miss Feder, also good—are the principal
lady performers in the burlesque; while the weight at.
both burlesque and pantomime fall to Messrs. Irving,
Wallace, Pateman, Ohrisdee, Chapman and Abbott, all
of whom acquit themselves admirably, and more espe
cially so does the latter, who is, we think, one of the best
clowns, in his physical action, that we have ever seen in
this country. The scenery and costumes are magnifi
cent, and all the properties have been carefully gotten
up, and must have cost an immense sum of money. It
will be given in full on Monday evening, and this wiy
necessitate its division into two acts, the grand trans -
formation scene to be the closing feature of the first act.
Al ilie efid 6f the performance a new tableau—the apoth
eosis of Columbia—will be given. The prices have been
lowered. They are now to the orchestra chairs and bal
cony $1 00, and to the dress cirole and parquet 75 cents.
The burlesque and pantomime is to be acted on every
afternoon and evening until further notice.
At the Grand Opera House, contrary to general
expectation, the “ Tempest” will be continued through
another week, and on the 24th Sardou’s “Patrie” is an
nounced as being certain of production. This postpone
ment will give time for full rehearsals, and avoid the
necessity of any apology for defects, even on a first night.
The scenery, which is nearly all architectural, will doubt
less be very elaborate ; four scenic artists, Marston,
Leavy, Du Floeq, and Thorne, have been occupied on it
for the past two weeks. The scenery and dresses and
much of the properties, are after designs by Mr. Sardou
himself. The cast will include, in addition to the pres
ent company, Mrs. Gladstane. Mrs. Stetson, Mr. Frank
Mayo, and Mr. George H. Clarke, all of whom are known
as people of merit and provincial stars. If the manage
ment should keep its word in the matter of the mount
ing of the drama, it is safe to say that the literary and
dramatic features of the work will take care of them
selves, if we may judge by its Parisian success.
Mr. John Brougham’s complimentary benefte
will take place on Wednesday, May 19th. The first per
formance will be given at Niblo’s Garden, at a matinee,
and the second, on the evening of the same day, at tho
Theatre Francais. We have not received the particulars
of the programmes, but are assured that both bills will
be tempting ones, and will enlist much of the available
and best talent of several of our theatres. This benefit
has been tendered by some seventy gentlemen, many of
whom are of very great influence, and who will give their
generous efforts with zeal, and will make the perform
ances great successes. We refer our readers to the cor
respondence on the subject of this benefit, which will be
found in our amusement advertising column, knowing
that it will be read with very unusual interest.
The Bowery Theatre.—We think Manager Freligh
made a mistake when he withdrew the glorious panto
mime of “ The Seven Dwarfs,” but he is making ample
amends for any error he may have committed. For the
oomirig week he offers us a grand combination of novel
ties. On Monday and Tuesday evenings the popular art
ists, Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Blanchard will make their first
appearance in several of their favorite parts. This weeft
will be the second of the young American actor, Mr. O.
B. Doud, who has won a deserved success. The protean
artist, Mr. J, O. Stewart, will also appear in his remark
able transformation scenes, entitled “Seven Changes.”
The leading plays of the weok are “ The Dog of the Old
Toll House” and “Lost in London.” Miss Fanny Her
ring has been engaged for four nights only, and will ap
pear on Wednesday evening.
Theatre Oomique.—Reconstructed “Pluto” still
holds the boards at this cosy little theatre, and the end
of the week will witness its 114th representation. Lin
gard is as side-splitting as ever; Alice Dunning was nev
er higher in tho public esteem, and this week Mr. J. H.
Jack, long and favorably known to tho patrons of tho

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