OCR Interpretation

New York dispatch. [volume] (New York [N.Y.]) 1863-1899, October 06, 1872, Image 5

Image and text provided by Library of Congress, Washington, DC

Persistent link: https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn85026214/1872-10-06/ed-1/seq-5/

What is OCR?

Thumbnail for 5

Sunday Edition. Oct. 6
Wwlfl of IwoM.
Academy of Music.—The present season of
.talian opera at the Academy of Music was happily
inaugurated on Monday evening. The initial per
formance was Meyerbeer's opera of “ L’Africaine,”
Bnd seldom has a more numerous or more enthusi
astic audience been seen within the walls of ihe
Academy. Standing room was at a premium, and
even the steps down the various passages leading to
the parquette were almost impassible. A peculiari
ty, however, in the attendance was a freedom from
the conventional full dress. The opera of “L’Afri
caine” is already familiar to most of the lovers of
music in this city, and therefore it is unnecessary to
enter into any discussion as to its merits, but the
ponderous nature of its music and the peculiarity of
the plot have caused it to bo anything but a favorite
among opera-goers here. It was produced on Mon
day night, however, for the purpose of introducing
Madame Lucca to an American audience in a char
acter which she may bo said to have completely ap
propriated. Although the part of /feh’fax does not
afford Madame Lucca a fair opportunity of display
ing to the best advantage either the quality or com
pass of her voice, sufficient was heard to show that
she possesses a voice of great richness and volume,
every note of wnich is round and sweet and exquis
itely true.
In the first act of the opera she has hardly any
thing to do, but m the beginning of the second,
while watching the slumbers of Vasco di Gama, she
Bings the air “In Grembo a Me” with a passionate
earnestness and feeling which has never been sur
passed. Her rendering of this air alone would be
sufficient to stamp her as one of the greatest lyric
artists who ever visited our shores. Her crowning
effort was in the dying scene in the last act, to give
an adequate idea of which is simply impossible. If
it be possible to convey the idea of a broken heart
through the voice, Madame Lucca possesses that
power. From the beginning of the passage “Da qui
lo vedo,” until its conclusion, there was a death
like stillness in the house, and even the most stoical
could not resist the magical power of her art, but
were compelled to succumb to its influence, and it is
creditable to say that there were few persons in the
house, who, if the tears did not actually run over
their eyes, did not feel a tightening sensation about
the throat, which was unpleasant, to say the least.
From the manner in which Madame Lucca has been
“written up,” every one expected to hear an artist
of wonderful excellence as a singer, but few were
prepared to find her not only possessed of a magnifi
cent voice, but endowed to an unprecedented extent
with the fire of dramatic genius. To the charms of
her voice we willingly attest, but it is her life-like,
Impassioned ac;ing which carries every one along
with her as it borne away by the force of a resistless
torrent. Without doubt she has no superior at the
present time as a lyric artist.
Signor Abrugnedo, the new tenor, who imperson
ated Vasco di Gama, is a careful and conscientious
artist, possessed of a fair voice, which he uses with
considerable skill and judgment; but he possesses
neither the power nor volume of Wachtel, nor the
sweetness of Capoul. The part, however, is not one
in which he can show off his voice to advantage, and
w& look forward to his assumption of some other and
more congenial part, with the hope that we may be
enabled to speak more favorably of him. M. Jamet,
assumed the part of Don Pedro, and played it as he
does everything he attempts—most successfully.
His splendid voice remains unimpaired, and there is
no doubt ho will still further confirm himsalf in the
good graces of his American hearers. Siguor Mori
ami, the Nelusko of the opera, is fortunate in possess
ing a voice of wonderful power and richness of tone.
He is a firet-rate actor, and gave to the part of aVe
lusko a life and originality which auy artist we have
hitherto seen perform the part, has failed in produc
ing. The greatest compliment we can offer him is to
say that his Nelusko was a fitting companion to Mad
ame Lucca’s Selilca. Madame Leoni Levielli per
formed the part of Inez admirably, and will become a
great favoriio.
With regard to the appointments on the stage, we
cannot say anything very favorable, the ship scene—
a difficult ou 3, it is true, to put on any stage—being
a most ridiculous failure. The chorus, which we
understood was to be largely recruited from the other
side of the Atlantic, consisted of the old, familiar
faces, and the old, worn voices, and not a great many
of them even at that.
. On Wednesday, Gounod’s opera of “Faust” was
produced, with Madame Lucca as Marguerite, Signor
Vizzani as Faust, M. Jamet as Meplastophdes, and
Senorita Sanz as Siebel. The limited nature of our
Bpace compels us to dismiss this opera, for the pres
ent, with a short expression or our opinion. It will
be sufficient to say that a totally different Marguerite
was seen on Wednesday night to anything we have
been accustomed to, and we can safely affirm it was
as grand a specimen of the lyric art as ever we wit
nessed. The entire weight of the opera devolved
upon Madame Lucca and M. Jamet, and they carried
it off triumphantly. Signor Vizzani. as Faust, was
by no means a success. In addition to a thin, light
tenor voice, of unsympathetic tone, ho was suffering
from slight hoarseness, and his acting, in the face of
such an incentive as he had in Marguerite, was of the
tamest description. Signor Spaiapani made a very
good Valentino, but his voice is more of a tenor than
a baritone. 01 Senorita Sanz it would ba hardly fair
to pass an opinion, as she was evidently suffering
from a severe cold. Grand as was the Mephistopheles
of M. Jamet, last season, he seems to have improved
it this year. A finer voice, or a more finished sing
er, it wou.d b 3 aifficult to find.
Friday night introduced us to the American prima
flonna, Miss Clara Louise Kellogg, who performed
the part of Kio/effa in Verdi’s opera of “La Traviata.”
This is the purl in which Miss Kellogg created such
a sensation* in Londou during the lace season of
opera there. Respecting Miss Kellogg, who is al
most universally admired by her countrymen and
countrywomen, it is not necessary to say much.
Her voice appears to have gained in richness and
volume, but it lacks that sympathetic tone which
rendered Miss Nilsson's voice so attractive, and
which forms one of the greatest charms in Madame
Lucca’s performances. In the “ah tors e Jul,” Miss
Kellogg was extremely good, the florid nature of the
music suiting her flexible voice admirably, but it
was in the l'.;s; act she was heard to most advantage.
We thought her performance in the first two acts
stiff and stagy, but great excuses must be made
for her on account of the very poor support she ob
tained from the Alfredo, Signor Vizzani. His per
formance of the part lacked life and love, and al
though m the opinion of many persons he is very
handsome, his good looks will not compensate for
lack of action. His voice, too, which is of the thin
nest and lightest, was constantly interfered with by
hoarseness. Indeed, in the last part of the first act
it is not at all surprising he completely destroyed
the effect of Miss Kellogg’s fine singing. Signor
Bparapanx sustained iiiu p»x-o vr «.«/,«<> ro,-,
mendably, his singing of the favorita air, “DiPro
venza,” being very heartily applauded. We regret
to say there was a very great falling off in the attend
ance from the two previous nights.
To-morrow night “ L’Africaine” will be performed
for the last time, and on Wednesday “ Faust” will
be repeated. No announcement has yet been made
as to the performances on Friday evening and the
matinee ou Saturday.
Patti-Mario Concert.— The last concert
tvhich will bo given Ly the Strakosch Grand Concert
Company, will take place at Steinway Hall on Tues
day evening.- Miss Carlotta Patti, in herself a host;
Miss Annie Louise Cary and Md’ile. Carreno, will
appear, and will be assisted by the world renowned
tenor, Signor Mario; tho rapidly rising young violin
ist, M. Sauret, and the renowned buffo baritone,
Bignor RonoonL
Steinway Hall—Rubinstein Concerts.—
(The success which has attended the Rubinstein Con
certs during the past week has been even more de
cided than before. It is not-Surprising, however, in
face of the fact that a knowledge of and taste for the
better class of musical compositions has been, and
is spreading rapidy among the American people gen
erally, but particularly in this city. It was not likely
therefore that an opportunity of hearing two such
virtuosi as Rubinstein and Wieniawski, would be
lost by any person whose business avocations did
not absolutely forbid their enjoying it. On Friday
evening the splendid “Kreutzer” sonata by Beet
hoven, was the principal attraction, and drew to
gether au audience which flfled the hall in every
corner, and who manifested by every means in their
power, their unqualified delight at the grand per
formance. There was also a concerto of Vieutemps’
performed by Wieniawski, and a sonata by Weber,
which elicited hearty demonstrations of approval.
The present week will bo the last of these eminent
artists in this city, and crowded houses will be sure
to greet them on each occasion of their performance.
The concerts at Steinway Hall will take place on
Monday and Friday evenings, and on Wednesday
afternoon at 2 o’clock. On Tuesday evening they
will perform at the Academy of Music in Brooklyn,
and on Thursday evening will give their first and
only concert at the Newark Opera House.
Olympic Theatre. —This establishment is
COW closed for repairs prior to the inauguration of
the grand Parisian Opera Bouffe season on .Monday,
October 14 h. The house is being eutirely redecor
ated, carpeted and upholstered; new and beautiful
scenery is being prepared for the opening by the
enjinent artist, Mr. Hayes, and such arrangements
have been made as must necessarily ensure for the
Olympic theatre a renewal of its former popularity.
The opera bouffe company will be the strongest ever
Been on this side of the Atlantic, and will be under
the direction of Messrs. 0. A. uhizzola and Co. It
will be headed by the empress of opera bouffe
artists, Mlle. Marie Aimee, whose triumphs in this
city and country have already numbered so many,
and will include many artists new to us. Among
them will be Mlle. Bonelli, an artist of distinction
from the Varieties Theatre, and Mlle. Rolland, from
the Palais Royal Theatre, Paris. Mons. Gabel, who
achieved fame m this city some years ago by his ad
mirable impersonation of a Gendarme in “ Genevieve
de Brabant,” will return, doubtless to again take
the town by storm, and a new inromier tenor, Mons.
Juteau, from the Bouffes Parisienne, will make his
first appearance. The new baritone will be Mons.
JLecuyer, from the Paris Varieties, and Mons. Nar
din, and Mons, and Madame Faool will be members
of the company. The orchestra and chorus will be
unusually large, and will be under the direction of
Mons. Von Giiele, and the costumes and appoint
ments will be on a scale of great completeness, The
opening opera will be Offenbacii’s “Genevieve de
Brabant,” but the repertoire will also include “La
Grand Duchess,” “La Pericho e,” “La Belle Hel
ene,” “Les Brigands,” “Barbe Bloue,” “Le Pont
des Soupira,” “La Vie Parisienne,” “Les Cent
jVierges,” and “La Princesse de Trebizonde.” The
(sale of tickets will commence on Friday at the box
office of the theatre.
• Bryant’s Minstrees.— Among the minstrel
establishments in this city none have ever exceeded
in popularity that of Dan Bryant’s largo and talent
ed company, and in nq season during the many years
Dan and bis merry men have catered for their ad
mirers has their sucosss been more unequivocal than
the present one. This may bo accounted for by the
great number of well known favorites whose names
may be found upon the bills of Bryant’s Opera
House. Kedy and Leon, two artists oi much more
than ordinary talent, representing in themselves
comedy, burlesque, opera bouffe and minstrelsy spe
cialties could entertain an audience for hours of
themselves, but there are also Nelse Seymour, Dave
Reed, , W. H. Brockway, Dan Bryant and twenty oth
ers who nightly appear m the most side-splitting
comic scenes. The vocalism is also of a high order,
fitid is furnished by artists of repute in their profes
sion, and the arrangements of the house are such as
to guarantee unlimited pleasure and comfort for all
Who visit it. Matinee on Saturday.
Charley Shay’s Opeba-House.— Thia estab
lishment. formerly the Thirty-fourth Street Theatre
was opened on Monday evening, and the attendance
lias since been remarkably good, the audiences be
ing of a select and fashionable description. The
large company exerted themselves with very great
puccess, and the general impression prevailing is,
that Charley Shay will succeed in making his house
h most popular and attractive place oi amusement.
This week, quite a number of new stars will shed
their lustre for the first time. Herr Le Tort, a mar
velously talented conjuror and magician, will com
mence an engagement, and introduce various novel
ties from his world of magic. Miss Maggie Gray
and Miss Millie Lizette will contribute vocal and
terpsichorean features to the entertainment, and
Miss Dollie Warren will sing a number of new songs.
Edward Blanchard and James Robertson, comedians,
will aid in strengthening the company; and Charley
himself will again strive to amuse hia petrous.
Several amusing sketches, among them •
Dick,” “Napoleon Hemmed In,” “ DlvorcC/
“Cato,” and others, will be produced. Matinees,
particularly convenient for ladies and young people,
are given every Tuesday and Saturday.
Tony Pastor’s Opera House.— The old rule
so common at Tony Pastor’s of crowded houses and
well pleased audiences still continues, and the pres
ent season bids fair to be the most successful ever
known at this establishment. Miss Malinda Nagle
was the only new arrival last week, but many
original features were introduced into the well ar
ranged programme. Harrigan and Hart performed
the amusing sketch entitled “Bad Whisky,” and
were greeted with hearty applause at its conclusion.
Tony Pastor and Jenny Engel again rendered several
of their pleasing duetts, and Gus Williams had to
answer more encores than we cared to count. Wo
are pleased to see Mr. Pastor’s liberal style of man
agement being so thoroughly appreciated.
To-morrow evening Mis? Carrie Lavarnie, a young
lady whose specialty is Irish comedy, will make her
first appearance, and Gus Williams will appear as
Peter Funder nickels, in the farce of “ A Dutchman in
London.” Jennie Engel, Harrigan, and Hart, and
the other favorites, will appear in a popular pro
gramme. Matinees on Tuesday and Saturday, and
ladies’ invitation performance on Friday evening.
San Francisco Minstrels.—’’ King Carrot ”
has found bis way to the Twenty-eighth Street Opera
House, and in an uncooked state has been presented
to the patrons of Birch, Backus, and Wambold, un
der the soubriquet of “Raw Carrots.” Much fun is
indulged in in the rollicking travestie, and “ Raw
Carrots” is evidently deemed “some pumpkins” by
those who witness the amusing antics of Birch and
his jovial crew. The audiences are larger and mure
fashionable than was the case in their former abode;
and in the removal of the San Francisco Minstrels to
Twenty-eighth street, a much felt want has been sat
isfied. Melodies, comic and sentimental, sketches
of the most amusing description, and negro oddities
of every kind, are alwaps to be enjoyed in Twenty
eighth street. Matinee on Saturday.
Ejiebson’s Minstrels—Lina Edwin’s Thea
ire.—The many artists constituting this fine com
pany of negro minstrels are meeting with the most
satisfactory encouragement, and their stay in this
city is likely to be prolonged for a very Considerable
time. Billy Emerson, who has with great justice
been stylod the king of song and dance men, is a
comedian and humorist of very brilliant powers.
His jokes are witty and original, and never fail to
excite hearty laughter. Harry Stanwood, who should
be named the emperor of banjoists, retains his flrm
hold on the good graces of his admirers, and in his
button-bursting propensities forcibly reminds us of
David Copperfield’s nurse, Peggotty. The other
members of the company are artists of much more
than usual favor, and invariably succeed in pleasing.
Matinee on Saturday.
White’s Atheneum. —Messrs. Courtwright
and Gilbert, comedians, vocalists, and dancers, were
added to the company on Monday evening, and gave
proof of considerable talent in their line of business.
Mr. J. C. Stewart returned, and Charley Waite’s great
corhpany furnished an entertainment, or rather se
ries of entertainments that have never been sur
passed in New York. White’s Atheneum has be
come a favorite place of resort for the members of
the gentler sex, and the ladies appear to be invaria
bly delighted with the performances, not a word,
deed, or act being permitted on the stage calculated
to shock the delicacy of even the most fastidious. A
new bill is announced for this week. Matinee on
Grand Opera House—Sunday Concerts.—
This evening the first grant operatic concert of the
season will be given, under the direction of Max
Maretzex. The system of Suuday night concerts
which was first inaugurated at the ■> Grand Opera
House, and which proved so attractive and remuner
ative an addition to the amusements of this city, is
to be continued this season, and there is every rea
son to believe and hope they will prove an immense
attraction. In addition to the artists of the Italian
opera, Miss Ross Hersee, the favorite English vocal
ist, will make her appearance, and Max Maretzek
will have under his control the combined orchestras
of the Academy of Music and the Grand Opera
House. The programme for this evening is a most
delightful one.
Wallack’s Theatre.— Although thia theatre
remained closed for only one night after the depar
ture of the Lydia Thompson combination, in that
short time the house was materially altered and im
proved, and on its re-opening for the regular season
on Tuesday evening, presented a very cheerful and
pleasing appearance. It was intended to commence
the Fall season with the engagement of the eminent
comedian, Mr. E. A. Sothern, but finally it was de
termined to anticipate that engagement with the
production of Mr. W. 8. Gilbert’s new and remarka
bly successful comedy of “Pygmalion and Galatea,”
a play which has enjoyed a somewhat remarkable
prosperity at the Haymarket theatre, London, Mr.
Gilbert is vet quite a young man, and it is only
within the last few years that his name has become
celebrated as a dramatist; but even in his brief
career he has done more to purify the English stage
and elevate the taste oi playgoers generally than any
other living comedy writer. His works have gained
popularity purely from their great originality and
finish of style. Simple in plot, exquisitely beautiful
in action and dialogue, and unencumbered by a
crowd of uninteresting characters, “ Pygmalion and
Galatea” may be pronounced the most legitimately
successful comedy produced in many years. It is
unnecessary to here recount the plot of the comedy
which is founded on a tale known to almost every
reader. In the arrangement of the characters Mr.
Gilbert had an eye to the peculiar powers of the va
rious members of Mr. Backstone’s company, for
whom it was written, but for any fault that can bo
observed in its representation at the New York Hay
market, it might as well have been writton
for tne members of Wall ack’s company as at present
constituted, so creditable is the treatment given it by
them. Mr. Geo. Boniface, who was very warmly re
ceived on his first appearance, represents Pygmalion
in an almost faultless manner. He appears to have
rid himself, to a great extent, of those melo-dramatic
mannerisms which were formerly a feature of his
impersonations, and a marked improvement is visi
ble in his general style. His reading of the many
beautiful passages set down in his part, is very
fine, and we question if a better representative of
tho character generally, could easily bo found. Mr.
Polk is admirably suited to the character of tho bluff,
honesi soldier, Lucippe; and Mr. Stoddart, who was
honored with the most enthusiastic reception of the
evening, has full scope for his great humorous pow
ers in the part of Chrysos— a somewhat pretentious
and ignorant patron of the arts. Miss Katherine
Roger- 1 , an actress new to this city, made an unmis
takable hit as the heroine, Galatea, and excited tho
oymmthv of the andionnfi from her very first words.
Several times during tne evening she waa uun. »
tically recalled, and at the conclusion of the play re
ceived anj ovation convincive of the effect her act
ing had on an audience to all appearance extremely
critical. Miss Edith Challis was a very satisfactory
representative of Cynisca, and Madame Ponisi played
Daphne with her accustomed ability. The play is
very prettily mounted, and will, in all probability,
enjoy a lengthy run. Matinee on Saturday.
Union Square Theatre Wa have still to
record undiminished success tor the new comedy
theatre, standing room being at a premium every
evening during the past week. A slight change has
been effected in the cast of “Agnes” since its first
production, Mr. Welsh Edwards now. assuming the
character of Bonnardin, the jeweler, instead of Mr.
Mark Smith. Mr. Edwards does it every justice,
and fully justifies the favorable things it has already
given us jfleasure to be able to say of him. Miss
Phillis Glover is now recognized as an actress of
great ability and pleasing powers, and Mr. F. F.
Mackay continues to gain the favorable opinion of
all who witness his admirable acting in the scene in
the office of the Prefect of Police. No change is yet
announced, and the new play is likely to run for a
long time yet. Matinee on Saturday.
Fifth Avenue Theatre.— “Diamonds” still
holds the boards at the Fifth Avenue Theatre, and
will do so for a short time yet. Mr, Daly, however,
announces that these are the last nights of its per
formance. With the numerous talented artists that
Mr. Daly has at his command, there is no fear that
almost any piece he may think proper to produce at
his beautiful little theatre will be a temporary suc
cess, but it is no less a pity to see their talents
buried under such a mass of senseless dialogue as is
contained in “Diamonds.” It is, therefore, with
feelings of pleasure we congratulate our readers on
the prospect of a speedy change. A “Diamonds”
matinee will be given on Saturday.
Grand Opera House.— We have only to re
peat the old story of tho undiminished success of
“La RoiCarotte” at this house, and to still further
commend the beauties of the piece and talents of the
company. Nothing finer in the way of scenery, cos
tumes, or appointments, has ever been witnessed in
this city. The music is in itself beautiful, and the
incidental ballets and sensational effects positively
startling. Mr. John Brougham, Mrs. John Wood,
Miss Bose Hersee, Miss Emma Howson, and Messrs.
Craig, Jennings, Ketchum, Cross, and Peakes, fill
their characters ably, and the Lauris and Maj il tons
cause as much astonishment as ever. Matinee on
Wood’s Museum.— Mr. Dominick Murray
commenced an engagement on Monday evening, in
his specialty of “Escaped from Sing Sing.” Mr.
Murray is a comedian and character actor possessed
of astonishing versatility. In this piece he essays
five different characters, all dialect parts, and acquits
himself creditably in all. The Scotch, Yorkshire and
French accents are alike cleverly assumed, and the
earnestness with which Mr. Murray imbues all the
characters he represents, was particularly effective.
“Chow-Chow” was the midday attraction during
the week.
On account of the favor with which it has been re
ceived, “ Escaped from Sing Sing” will be repeated
every evening this week, and the burlesque of “Lit
tle Red Riding Hood,” and farce of “A Pretty Piece
of Business,” will be presented at the matinees.
Booth’s Theatre. The continued and
most gratifying success which has attended the re
appearance of the popular favorites, Mr. and Mrs.
Dion Boucicault, in the Irish drama of “ Arrah-na-
Pogue,” has induced the management to retain it
upon the boards for some time longer. In the con
ception and portrayal of Shaun the Post, Mr. Dion
Boucicault showed an intimate knowledge of the
finer points of the character of the Irish peasant. It
is a part to which he is excellently suited himself,
and he throws into it an unusual amount of rollick
ing hearty humor which is quite infectious, at tho
same time he exhibits a tenderness and pathos in
some of the scenes which are truly affecting. Mrs.
BoucicauU’s Arrah is in every respect a finished per
formance. It is a part which can so very easily be
over-acted, that Mrs. Boucicault deserves the greatest
credit for the quiet and thoroughly artistic nature of
her representation. Both these artists are well sup
por.ed by the rest of the cast, and the entire per
formance of the drama is tho most complete which
has been seen in this city. A matinee will be given
on Saturday.
Bowery Theatre.— To-morrow evening will
introduce Mr. C. Harry Franck to the Bowery audi
ence in a new play entitled “Cagliostro; or. The Scar
let Demon.” Mr. Franck comes to us with the repu
tation of being a very meritorious actor—one wno,
though young, has achieved a worthy place in his
profession by hard work and intelligent effort. The
new drama is represented to be novel in plot and
scenic effects, and calculated to astonish, amuse, and
entertain. It will be produced with all the care
which has thus far distinguished the stage manage
ment of Mr. Charles Foster and the liberality of out
lay for which Mr. Freligh is noted I The dresses,
sc nery, appointments and machinery will all be
new, and the entire strength of the really excellent
company will support Mr. Franck. Wo cannot speak
100 highly of the present stock company of the Bow
ery, nor of the manner in which every drama pro
duced here is performed. The company includes
push excellent artists as the following: Messrs. Wil
liam Marden, W. L. Street, Charles Foster, T. J.
Martin, George France, E. W. Marston, Mrs. W. G.
Jone?, Mrs. R. G. France, Miss Polly Booth, Miss
Madeiaine Hardy, and Miss Annie Mortimer. AU of
these are to appear in “ Cagliostro,” and if the
drama does not prove the hit of the season, it will
not be the fault of the actors, nor of the manage
ment. Preceding the drama, each evening, tae
laughable farce of " My Sarah Tibbs” will be per
Miss Kato Fisher, lhe dashing equestrian and
gracotul actress, is underlined to saoruiy appear.
Theatre Comiqub The new burlesque of
“ Arrah-na-Brogne,” created » senaatlcX at the
I ique last week, ani the bill presented wa.** °. ne
very best this season. The of
MU'.® Annie Adams continues to be greatly au. ol^
and tffP negro eccentricities of Messrs'. John
Frank Kb'Tns, John Wild, and James Bradley, crea 10
uproarious laughter. Kitty O’Neil and Jennie Ben
son dance jl£& which excite hearty applause from
their respective admirers. Tho Teutonic element is
safe in the hands of Larry Tooley; and Irish charac
ter is laughably represented by Johnny Queen.
The great protean vocalist and actress, Miss Ella
Wesner,- will commence an engagement to-inbrrow
evening, appearing in a number of those specialties
for which she is so famed, and in which she stands
unrivaled. Mr. Hart has a number of startling nov-'
elties in store for his many patrons, and will shortly
produce a drama illustrative of the meeting of Stan
ley and Livingstone. A couple of performing mules
will appear next week, and in the meantime Miss
Wesner and the large company will keep visitors in
the most satisfactory stale of enjoyment, Matinee
on Wednesday and Saturday. •
Mrs. F. B. Conway’s Brooklyn Theatre.— ,
C. VV. Barry and G. F. Rowe’s adaptation of M. M.
Erckmann-Chartraiu’s play, “The Bells,” was pre- i
sented on Mondav evening; and drew large audi- «
ences during the week. It is a play of a singularly
dreary, dismal description, and not in our opinion
calculated to ever become very popular. Mr. Frank
Roche essayed the character of Matthias Kant, the e
Burgomaster, but with scarcely his usual success.
Mr. Roche acted and spoke like a much stronger,
heartier man than we would suppose Kant to be, <
but in the trial scene he exhibited very strong and ]
telling emotional powers. The remainder of the .
cast was satisfactory, but “The Bells” is essentially
a one-part play. The farce-of “The Two Bonnycas- i
ties,” which followed, enabled Messrs. Kennedy,
Lennox, Brutone, and the Misses Reeves and Merry
and Mrs. Brutone to appear to advantage.
Mrs Conway will, to-morrow evening, present to a e
Brooklyn audience Bronson C. Howard’s new society £
comedy,Dimamonds,” and the occasion will be
more than usually interesting from the fact of its 1
being the first appearance this season of the popular a
and gifted young actress Miss Minnie Conway. The j
entire strength of Mrs. Conway’s large company will
be called into requsition, and the comedy will be s
produced in a manner such as the resources of few
theatres in America would admit of. “Diamonds ”
matinee on Saturday.
Academy of Music— B. and P. 0. of Elks.— s
The aims and objects of the admirable institution s
known as the Benevolent and Protective Order of t
Elks, are now pretty well known to the general pub
lic. They are eminently charitable and deserving,
inasmuch as they tend to better the condition and
smooth the cares of many of those whose pleasant
though arduous duty it is to cater for the amuse
ment and entertainment of the public. A profes
sional life is, under any circumstances, a risky and
dangerous ouo. To ensure success, popularity has
not only to bo earned, but to be maintained, and j
when we consider how proverbially ungrateful and
wanting in consideration playgoers and amusement
seekers generally are, it must be acknowledged that
to continue fresh in the good graces of patrons sea
son after season and year after year, is an extremely
difficult task. The constant traveling and arduous
labors incidental to the profession are dangerous to a
the health and damaging to the system, the voice is
apt to lose its powers through very slight causes,
and the artist finds him or herself suddenly reduced 5
from the position of a first class star to that of a very r
second rate luminary. To render the life of the art- r
ist pleasanter and leas dependant, to cultivate agree
able feelings among those who may be brought to
gether very far from home at any time, and to ele- I
vate and better the condition of professional people ,
generally, is the great object of the Elks Brother
hood. Subscribing liberally to this obioct among
themselves, and pointing confidently to the many s
noble and charitable services rendered by them on
all necessary occasions, their appeal to the general
public to patronize and assist them on the occasion l
of their annual benefit, in aid of their funds, is one e
which cannot be permitted to pass unnoticed. It f
must be remembered that from their ranks came
the first offers of help and assistance to the bereaved c
sufferers by the Chicago fire last year. Nor was this g
an exceptional case, for charity with the Elks is not ?
stinted in its nature. It is a part of their institu* c
tion, and seldom have they waited to be appealed to i
to do an act of generosity to their fellow-men. We j
therefore claim for them, as a just right, the unre
served support of all playgoers and amusement
seekers on Thursday next. As will be perceived a
from the list of distinguished artists announced in
our advertising columns to appear on that occasion, ,
the entertainment given will be the most attractive
ever witnessed in this city. The combined talent of £
almost every place of amusement in New York and t
Brooklyn will be called into requisition, and a pro
gramme which may fairly ba described as gigantic
in its nature will ba presented. We trust to hear of
every seat in the Academy being engaged, and will i
not be at all astonished should a second entertain- t
ment be found necessary to satisfy and accommo
date the many admirers and friends of the Bene vo
lant and Protective Order of Elks. (
Madame Manzocchi, the accomplished prima .
donna soprano, alike of opera, concert, and church, and ‘
most capable of vocal instructors, returned from Europe 1
last week. She has been paying a visit of some months .
to Paris and London, after an absence of several years.
She met with a most cordial reception at the Paris Con- I
servatoire and the Acadamie Royale. and was earnestly i
solicited to remain amoeg its professors; but having for
many years made her professional home in New York, i
she declined the pressing invitation so warmly accorded
Boucicunlt’a groat spectacle, “ Babil and 1
Bijou,” at Covent Garden Theatre, London, is not ’
spoken of favorably by the English press as a literary
production. Spectacles, by the wav, seldom are conspic
uous for elegant language or skillful construction.
The engagement of the Lydia Thompson j
Troupe at the Globe Theatre, Boston, has thus far been ,
extremely successful—the audiences being large and ‘
fashionable and demonstrative in tneir expressions of 1
Sothern haa been playing Brother Sam at
the Walnut street Theatre, Philadelphia, but. compe
tent critics do not deem the performance equal to his i
Dundreary or David Garrick.
Mr. C. H. Morton, late of Niblo’a Garden ,
Theatre, is gaining great popularity in Philadelphia
through his able stage management at Col. Wood’s
Mr. E. A. Locke produced the new play, ,
“ Brom Bones,” written tor him by Mr. Gayler. at Al
bany, N. Y., on Sept. 30th, but was only partly success- •
“The Rogue’s March,” a now serio-comic
moral drama, by W. W. Young, Esq., was successfully
produced at McVicker’s Theatre, Chicago, last Monday. |
Mrs. G. 0. Howard commences an engage-
B *pVe a ?rngfe m x B JI
“Le Roi Garotte,” at the Grand Opera
House, is generally acknowledged to be the most bril
liant spectacle ever presented on the American stage.
Mlle. Cora D’Anka will not visit America
this season, as announced, her health and recent mar
riage interfering with her previous arrrangements.
Miss Laura Joyce, recently connected with
Mr. and Mrs. Howard Paul’s company in England, is en
gaged for Niblo’s Garden Theatre.
Sothern will appear in H. J. Byron’s comedy
of “An English Gentleman,” during his forthcoming
engagement at WallacK’s Theatre.
Col. J. Holmes Grover is playing in a piece
entitled “I O U; or, the Way of the Wicked,” at
Wood’s Museum, Philadelphia.
J. H. Budworth has Joined Moran & Dixey’s
minstrel troupe in Philadelphia.
Mr. John Parselle, of the Arch street Thea
tre, Philadelphia, has already gained the golden opin
ions of the Quaker City critics.
■ “The Contested Election” would be a suita
ble comedy for production at some of our first-class the
atres during the present term.
McDonough and Bidwell’s “Black Crook”
Combination commence a brief season at Minneapolis,
to-morrow evening.
Miss Susan Denin and the “ Palace of Truth”
Combination were at the New National Theatre, Wash
ington, last week.
Johnny Allen, Little Mac and Alice Harrison
were the stars at the Griswold Opera House, Troy, N. Y.,
last week.
Kate Santley has made a hit as the Princess
Ounnegonde in “Leßoi Garotte” at tile London Al
The Lingard Combination will play at the
Trimble Opera House, Albany, during the present week.
“ Under the Gaslight” will be revived at tho
Olympic Theatre. St. Louis, to-morrow evening.
Miss Blanche De Bar will bo the new leading
lady at the Arch Street Theatre, Philadelphia.
Mrs. F. 8. Chanfrau opens at the Holliday
Street Theatre, Baltimore, to-morrow evening.
Lent’s Circus will open in this city .at Madi
son avenue and Forty-fifth street, on the 14th.
Oliver Doud Byron appears at the Academy
of Music, New Orleans, to-morrow evening.
Mr. A. D. Bradley has joined the company of
the Chestnut street Theatre, Philadelphia.
The Vokes Family are more popular than
ever at Drury Lane Theatre, London.
Theodore Thomas’ Orchestra performed at
the Detroit Opera House last night.
Mr. John Jack and Miss Annie Firmin are at
the Opera House, Louisville, Ky.
“ The Red Pocket-Book” at the Arch street
Theatre, to-morrow evening.
Miss Carlotta Loclerq will play in Hartford,
Conn., on the 9th and 10th.
The Strakosch Concert Troupo will sing in
Philadelphia this week.
Mr. Wallack will shortly play an engagement
at the Boston Theatre.
Johanna Pritchard will appear at the Bowery
Theatre, on Oct. 28th.
Standard comedies are being presented at
the Boston Museum.
Mrs. D. P. Bowers is in Washington,
A Plage Worth Visiting.—Along
the entire length of our main promeuade there is no
more attractive place to be found than the great
original Dollar Store, No. 667 Broadway. In thia
vast bazaar of almost Oriental splendor, are to be
found an immense assortment of useful and orna
mental articles, embracing Silver-plated Ware, fine
Cutlery, Table Linen, Ladies’ and Gentlemen’s Me
rino Underwear, elegant Glassware, Oil Paintings
and Cbromos, in black walnut frames. Gold-plated
Jewelry of the latest Parisian designs, black walnut
Brackets, Whatnots, Book Shelves, and Coat Racks,
&c.,&c. These goods are all first-class, and cannot
be purchased at any other place in the city for the
price asked in tho Dollar Store. In this elegant
bazaar the Almighty Dollar reigns supreme, and we
earnestly commend our friends to examine the stock
in the Dollar Store at No. 667 Broadway.
Public Library of Kentucky.—Sec
ond Grand Concert and Drawing, Dec. 7. 1,000 gifts,
all cash, $500,000. For tickets or circulars, apply to
Major Thos. H. Hays, in charge Branch Office, No.
609 Broadway. Tickets also with P. #. Devlin, No.
31 Nassau; J. T. Edge, No. 16 Broad; J. Scott Gib
son, 562 Broadway; G. T. Kintner, No. 96 Spring;
Jos. Bates, No. 196 Broadway.
For a stylish and elegant hat, go
direct to the manufacturer, Espenscheid. No. 118
Nassau street. Tuey are Ue very l?est> *
new York dispatch.
Pennsylvania, Indiana and Ogji
will record their views on the pres idep.tial qu.esUoi
on Tuesday next, but in New York the public viev
on another subject has-long ago been, I
declares James Nolan’s' Woodbine, corner of Thir
teenth street and Sixth avenue, to be at the hes‘& of
similar establishments.
Tins latest styles in fashionable
Jewelry, gOid and silver watches* rings, pins,
brooches, etc., etc., can always be seen at S. J. De-
Lan’s famous establishment, No. 35T Grand street.
Dolan leads the fashions. Others imitate' him, but
can never equal the original.
Fob easy or comfortable shaving,
oathing or hairdressing, the establishment par ex -
is Morrow’s, No. 10 Frankfort street. All
classes, from the President down can testify’to the
luperiority of Morrow’s establishment over all
> there.
Connoisseurs generally admit that
uperflne wines, brandies, gins, rums, ales, porters,
,nd cigars can be purchased no where in New York
in the same advantageous terms, as at the well
mown establishment of Messrs. Weldon, Schenck
i Co., No. Si Park row, corner of Beekman street,
rhere none but the best of each is kept in stock.
The sweetest thing in life in the
stimatlon of young ladies is one of Knox’s fashion
ble hats, when worn by a handsome young gentle
man, and there is no surer way of gaining their
flections than by the purchase of one. Knox’s Hat
Imporium is at No. 212 Broadway, and thither all
ensible young gentlemen should at once repair.
The young man who was lonely
ince his mother died, is now lonely no more. He
pends his evenings at Harry Hill’s famed Varie
ies Theatre, at No. 26 East Houston street.
The retail dry goods business has .received a fie
ld 3d impetus with the recent change in the weather,
nd now seems to be progressing to a point which
rill stamp this an unusually brisk season. Our
jerchants, no longer in doubt, are lavishly opening
ich and rare disclosures in their many departments.
lessrs. J. & C. Johnston, late of Broadway and
linth street, are among those most sanguine in their
We referred last week to their removal to a fine
tore located at the corner of Broadway, Fifth ave
ue, and Twenty-second street, the interior of which
hey have reconstructed and refitted in quiet, mod
st elegance. It contains five very large spacious
ioors, which are to be reserved entirely for their
wn business. This is already of great magnitude,
s will be judged, to warrant this large undertaking;
ut it is the aim of the proprietors to render it still
more extensive by appealing to the public in a most
rresistible way. To this end they will place in an
stablishment complete in comfort and convenience,
very rare, choice, and varied stock of goods. To
:ive a hasty description of the first-named : The ex
erior is of brown stone, noat and unostentatious in
.ppearance; the interior is of iron, modeled with
aste, so that the effect is airy without being cumber
ome, and the
io necessary to salesman and customer is not inter
ered with in tho least. In this respect no house
:an rival it; and, as our visit was made upon a
iloudy day, we had an excellent opportunity of test
ng the point. The first floor is divided into four
lections, and will contain dress, lace, and white
joods. A mammoth silk department reaches from
jnd to end. The staircases are remarkably easy of
iscent, the elevation of each step being three inches;
his construction renders the incline so gradual,
hat the weakest lady would find no cause to mur
nur at what is generally a dread to the sex—going
ip and down stairs. Half way the journey, a
jroad platform and lounge invite rest; the elevator,
yhich also affords communication for customers
vith each landing, is very elegant and commodious.
One elevator for freight alono is situated at the
•ear of the store. The desks are central, and easy of
iccess, so that no time is wasted in transacting the
msiness for which they are employed. The second
loor is destined for cloaks, suits and upholstery;
he third for carpets; the fourth for jobbing busi
iess, and the fifth will be used tor a workroom,
vhence will proceed
luman ingenuity can devise and moans procure.
Che open situation of the building affords a very fine
riew from each floor.
A new plan has been adopted for heating by steam,
vhich places a register in the floor fronting each en
hance so that ladies can have the benefit of it for
varming their feet; we are sure this method will be
nore appreciated than the usual one of secreting the
—anparatus whore it is of no avail to patrons
:or this purpose.
This firm aave made an enduring reputation for
?kill and ability in pleasing the popular taste. Abun
lant means and assistance are pledged to their aid
in preparing for the 7th of October—an opening
tyhich shall bo famous in the fashionable world.
All tho foreign marts have yielded plentifully
their beauties. We are told that fabrics worthy the
wardrobe of an Eastern sultana shall unfold their
splendors—silks, gorgeous and countless, and
shawls of Cashmere, in which a magnificent may re
joice If she has but
co spare. The Messrs. Johnston have rightly judged
that, in establishing their emporium at the head of
the many splendid dry goods marts which now grace
the metropolis in this central location, they must be
ready to meet the many capricious and extravagant
lemands which the disciples of Fashion exact.
The people of Newark have long protested against
the dangerous crossing of the Morris and Essex Rail
road at Broad street. About a year ago the Grand
Jury made a presentment against the company to
the Court of Essex County, and last Winter an ack
came near passing the New Jersey Legislature which
would compel the company to raise thair track over
Broad street. The bill was defeated because the
friends of the company in the Legislature main
tained that the change would put them to such an
enormous expense, that it would ruin them. Three
lines of horse-cars pass over this track, and these
cars are always in danger oi being run into if a car
shbuld happen to break loose from a train od the
railroad while going up the grade. An accident
which occurred last waek reminds all who travel in
horse-cars up Broad street to what terrible danger
they are exposed. On Wednesday afternoon, as a
freight train was ascending the grade west of the
depot, tho caboose car became detached, and went
flying down the hill at the rate of about fifty miles
an hour. It thundered across Broad street, and
luckily there was nothing in the way. It flew across
the bridge to East Newark, and there struck the
locomotive of a westward bound train that was ap
proaching, knocking the head-light into smithereens,
and doing other serious damage. The passengers
were turned up-side-down, and the scene in the cars
presented a curious display of legs and undercloth
ing. Females screamed, more abashed than hurt.
The engineer jumped from the train and escaped
On Thursday, about seventy of the Catholic clergy
of the diocese of Newark, assembled in the hall of
the Catholic Institute, for the purpose of taking a
formal leave of Archbishop Bayley, who has been
bishop of the diocese ever since the formation of the
See, a period of nineteen years. The Archbishop
was presented with a magnificent gold watch and
chain, and also a very handsome cross, decorated
with precioua stones. Tho cross was not delivered
to him, however, as it has not yet arrived from Paris,
where it was manufactured. Rev. Dr. Corrigan, of
Seton Hall College, made the presentation address,
to which the Archbishop responded in a very feeling
mannef. A splendid collation was partaken of, and
two or three hours passed in social intercourse.
Rev. James Roosevelt Bayley was consecrated, in
company with Bishop John Loughlin, of Brooklyn,
and Bishop Louis de Goesbriant, of Burling ton, in
the New York Cathedral, on Sunday, October 30th,
1853. The ceremonies were conducted by Monsignor
Bedini, the Pope’s nuncio to Brazil. The sermon
was preached by Archbishop Hughes. The installa
tion took place in the Cathedral at Newark, Novem
ber 1, 1853. Bishop Bayley endeared himself very
much to both clergy and laity of his diocese, and
?oes to his new position as Archbishop of Baltimore
with many regrets at parting, as he has been In
avery respect a true father to his people.
The body of a German brewer, named Bernard
Rapp, was fished up out of the Morris canal near the
Drange street bridge on Thursday night. How the
body got in the water is not known. Bapp had been
missing since Monday night.
Richard Abrahams, the head boss at the tunnel at
Montclair, was attacked on Friday morning by Pat
rick Dolan and Martin Jones, two men whom he had
Sisoharged. They went for the boss with railroad
picks, and made several ugly holes in his body. He
is supposed to be dangerously injured. The would
be assassins fled.
A few days since three Portuguese sailors of the
schooner Alice B. Gardner, of Maine, loaded with
lumber, and lying at McClave’s dock, East Newark,
applied to Justice Mills for redress, their captain, H.
F. Turner, having refused to pay them any wages.
The men were in a very destitute condition. As
Judge Mills had no jurisdiction in the case, he re
ferred the men to Justice Sherman. The Justice
gave them food, and in spite of the captain’s refusal
to pay, succeeded in getting their wages for them,
and sent them lo New York. They were negroes and
could not speak a word oi English.
A highly respectabla young marrio'l UJy, living
, on Clinton street, was absent from Home, one night
last week, anl on her return home, she was eur
i prised to find in her bedroom a curling look ot hair,
r not the color of her own, which was black, while the
. stranger tress was of bright auburn. She fetid some
' words with her husband, and was on the point of
adding materially to the bunch she held in her hand,
when she was interrupted by the outran e of her
whoso tresses the curl precisely. She went
for that girl with her tongue, and just as she had get
so far as to ask her “How she dared,” etc., a serv-
; ant girl stuck her head fntb the room, and said:
“If yez plaze, ma’am,• I saw Miss Nellie’s pet
squirrel carryin’ somethin’ inter yer winder this
This led to an explanation, and the wife expressed
herself satisfied with the ihnocenco of her fair
young neighbor.
Mr. J. H, G. Hawes, well known as a genial, who’e
souled, generous gentleman, was married on, Friday
evening tn Mrs. Susan Bellamy, a young and amia
ble lady, residing on Orange street.
The Police Sfuard, of Newark, went to-Elm Park on
Thursday, and passed the day in target shooting.
Twenty-four men nit the target, three times each;
thirty of them hit it twice; forty struck with one
ball; and fifty-one made scattering shots. The first
prize wag won by Patrolman Ayres; the second, by
Officer Gruet; and the third, by Patrolman'Hedden.
After the exercise, a fine dinner was and
the Guard returned to Newark at 5 P. M.
f. Mittal gUtto.
The Judiciary Convention of the Tammany Hall
Democracy, met yesterday afternoon in Tammany
Hall to nominate a Judge of the Supreme Court, a
Judge of the Superior Court, a City Judge, and Dis
trict Attorney. Long before the hour named tor the
Convention, the hall was filled with the delegates,
who were discussing the situation, and wondering
whether or not nominations would be made. Nearly
all were of the opinion that the Convention would do
nothing more than meet, receive names of candi
dates, and after appointing a committee of conter
ence to confer with other organizations, would ad
journ. Neary all the more prominent leaders were
there, Among
were the Hon. Augustus Schell, Grand Sachem of
the Tammany Society, Hon. Samuel S. Tilden, Hon.
John Kelly, Hon. John Morrissey, Hon. Horace F.
Clark, Sheriff M. T. Brennan, District Attorney Gar
vin, Justices Thomas A. Ledwith and John Scott, Ex-
Justice Dodge, Coroner Nelson W. Young, Gen. F. B.
Spinola, President Wm. Hitchinan and Commissioner
Blair, of the Fire Department, James L. Miller. Com
missioner of Excise, Martin Nachtman, Capt. Wm. L.
Wiley, John J. Moloney, Bernard Reilly, Aiderman
Richard Croker, and some lesser ‘‘purifiers.”
Justice Ledwith proposed that the Hon. Augustus
Schell be chosen Chairman of the meeting. Adopt
ed, with applause.
Mr. Schell, on taking the chair, said that they had
met in convention for the first time since the enor
mous abuses of the city government were made
known. They had met in convention to carry out
the work of Reform. They could not command the
confidence of the public unless they were entitled to
it by their actions. There was no hope for Reform
except by honesty in all the branches of the govern
ment Our judiciary officers are among the most
important in our scheme of government, and an
honest prosecuting officer secures us protection and
the largest liberty. It was believed by many that
the ermine had been dragged in the mire—that jus
tice had been perverted, and prostituted. It was
their privilege to remove this distrust, and assure
the public that they should have the protection
which the judiciary system was Intended to provide.
He thanked them for the honor they had conferred
upon him in calling him to preside over their de
On motion of Hon. John Kelly, Messrs. Coach, of
the Twelfth, Fine, ot the Thirteenth, and Lloyd, of
the Seventeenth Districts, were chosen Secretaries.
The district delegations were called by the Secre
taries. The Third District was omitted, because
two tickets had been presented.
The calling of the roll concluded, the question of
the Third District was taken up and discussed by
Messrs. Kelly and Edward M. Plum. Finally, it was
decided that nine of each of the delegations, headed
by James Hayes and James Gibbons, be admitted,
they to cast half a vote each.
Hon. John Kelly said that various organizations
known as the Bar Association and Reform Associa
tions of various kinds had held out the palm leaf to
this organization. They had the choice of uniting
with them and aiding in carrying out the great
principles of Reform. In what he proposed the con
vention would be m no wise committed. It would
merely afford them an opportunity to confer with
others and see what could be dona to unite in help
ing forward the work of Reform. Informal nomina
tions could be made by the various delegations, and
these names would be submitted to the Conference
committees from other organizations with whom
they were to meet and consult. He moved that the
chairman appoint a committee consisting of one from
each Assembly District to confer with outside organi
zations in the selection of a ticket.
Considerable discussion followed, a number being
in favor of allowing the chairman or the various
delegations to name the candidates for nomination. .
Samuel J. Tilden objected to this, as it would pre
vent individual opinion. Finally the motion of Mr.
Kelly was put and carried. The Assembly Districts
were called in their order.
The First Assembly District delegation were in
favor of Algernon S. Sullivan for Supreme Court
Judge, and Jerome Buck for City Judge.
The Second District named James C. Spencer for
Judge of the Superior Court.
The Third District were in favor of Judge Spencer
for the Superior, and Algernon 8. Sullivan for the
Supreme Court.
Here a member moved that a recess be taken and
the names of the candidates be submitted by the
chairman. This was carried.
During the recess ex-Judge Spencer mounted the
platform and stated to the convention that lists of
Supervisors had been given in by him to the chief
Supervisor, and these had been revised by Judge
Woodruff. Some of those offered had been rejected,
and the names of those substituted had been re
fused by Commissioner Davenport because they
were not Included in Judge Woodruff’s original
orQur. Ho wouia rannive names for these vacancies
at once, and be prepared to hand in the list to judge
Woodruff on Monday. The names were furnished.
John Kelly moved that when the committee ad
journ, it be to meet on Wednesday next, at three
o’clock, P. M.
The lists were subsequently handed in to the
chairman, who declined to make them public,
The committee were named by the chairman after
the meeting adjourned.
The favorites for the various positions are as fol
lows: For Supreme Court Justice, Algernon S. Sulli
van: Judge of the Superior Court, James C. Spencer;
City Judge, Jerome Buck; District-Attorney, Samuel
B. Garvin*
Tammany Hal Vs Tender.
The Liberal Republican delegatee to the Judiciary
Convention, met last evening at the headquarters,
No. 814 Broadway, for the purpose of presenting the
names of candidates for the positions of Justice of
the Supreme Court, Judge of the Superior Court,
City Judge, and District Attorney. The Convention
was called to order by the Hon. Thomas E. Stewart,
who nominated as Chairman, Joseph W. Howe.
TJiis was carried. Mr. Howe briefly returned thanks.
Daniel B. Dudley and Samuel J. Glassey were chosen
The Secretary proceeded to call the roll of dele
offered a resolution that a committee of one from
each Assembly District bo appointed by the chair to
confer with all organizations who are in favor of a
pure Judiciary, and place in nomination candidates
in whom the public could place confidence. Ha. be
lieved the Liberal Republican party would go heartily
into this movement, and would work harmoniously
with all organizations in the cause of Reform.
said that he was connected with the Bar Association,
and could speak for it. He was certain that organ
ization would willingly confer with others in placing
in the field a ticket suoh as the people would have
confidence in. The Bar Association would willingly
confer with all organizations on the question of
nominations. They would not allow dictation as to
whom they were to support.
said the convention was called on to act with a
purged and reformed Tammany.
They would be represented to confer with a com
mittee from that body. He was opposed to going on
a recruiting tour through the city, looking for or
ganizations to confer with. At the same time he
was willing to meet in a liberal spirit the commit
tees of Tammany Hall, the Bar Association, the
Committee of Seventy, or any other responsible
body who were moving in the interest of Reform.
With these there could bo no objection to treat, but
unless the resolution under which the Conference
committee was created was carefully drawn, the
committee might be called on to treat with irregu
lar and irresponsible bodies. Above all, the move
ment should be clearly in the interest of Reform.
After considerable discussion, it was voted by the
Convention that the committee should be chosen by
the chairmen of the respective delegations.
On motion, the Chairman and Secretaries were
added to the committee. The Convention then ad
journed, subject to the call ot the chair.
Isaac J. Oliver sang “Carry the News to Horace,”
all present joining m the chorus.
Local Politics in Brooklyn*
Brooklyn, Oct. 5, 1872.
The result of the recent election in Georgia has
made the market for local candidates very lively.
Those who were lukewarm are now approaching a
fever heat of expectancy.
The recent apportionment gave Kings county three
instead of two Congressional Districts. The Second
District includes the First, Second, Fifth, Sixth,
Eighth, Tenth, Twelfth, and Twenty-second Wards.
With two exceptions—the First and Twenty-second
—all of them are largely Democratic. This is the
South Brooklyn District, and of course the Republic
ans have no hope. William Richardson, now Aider
man of the Twenty-seoond Ward, is mentioned as
the nominee. The opposition have pretty well de
cided upon placing in nomination Edwin C. Litch
field. He is wealthy, and will “bleed” freely.
Litchfield possesses a rare reputation for shrewd
ness, and desires the position solely for the honor of
it. John G. Schumaker, the predecessor of Hon.
Thomas Kinsella, the present member, wants the
nomination, but won’t it. Kinaalia declines a
‘ includt's the Third, Fourth, Seventh, Eleventh,
■ Thirteen *h, Nineteenth, Twentieth, and Twenty-first
' Wards. l v ' is strongly Republican. A. W. Tenney,
■ miscalled a "Jedge,” would like a place on the Re-
publican So would District Attorney Benj.
F. Tracy. Bte\Wt L. Wood.tprd r ex-Lieutenant-Gov
ernor, will be ti<e nominee, Jt is believed. He is
popular, and deservedly so. itfo opposition could
defeat him. n
The Democracy are generous on fhls. Being noth
ing worth having, they quietly gi this U P to the
Liberate. General Henry W. Slocum now represents
the district. He sees the handwriting on the wall »
and don’t want a re-nomination. WiliA? m w * Good "
rich, the “ Game Chicken.” and Archib. M. Bliss,
Fenton’s man, Friday, are named. It i® thought
that Archie is too shrewd to venture his oan’b® against
so surging a current. Goodrich will, thei vfc»e, be
forced in. He is a stirring little fellow, full d vim »
has been frequently beaten, and will make as qbod a
victim as any one wants.
The witless solons at Albany last Winter unne 'CGS
gavo t!ai3 district to the opposition by ab.’’Ut
5,000. It contains the Ninth, Fourteenth, Fifteenth,
sixteenth, Seventeenth and Eighteenth Wards, an d
the five county towns. Our people will place Gen--
eral Philip S. Cooke in the field. He resides in the
town of Flatbush, is a good lawyer, an honest man,
and very independent in politics. He will poll a
good vote.
The Democrats have well nigh agreed to nominate
Stephen J. Colahan of the Fourteenth Ward. Mr.
Colohan in now Clerk of the City Court, was born in
New York City, is thirty-four years old, a lawyer,
and in 1866 was the youngest member of the State
Constitutional Convention. Colahan makes a good
Speech, has a superfine presence, and is popular.
Ex-Mayor Kalbfleisch lives in this dislriot. He is
said to be lor Grant, but will not take the Republi
can nomination. This ends the Congressional field.
A police justice in place of Andrew Walsh, Dem.,
will be elected this Fail. The talk is that Walsh will
be renominated. He had an outbreak with Boss
McLaughlin last Fall or Winter, and his jig seemed
up; but the troubles have ceased, apparently. He
has made a fair, industrious official, and will run
On the Republican side the nomination is not
much sought after. Ex-Judge Benjamin 8. More
house is mentioned. He was twice elected by sheer
force of personal popularity, and might bo again.
He is one ot the old school of judges and rigidly
adheres to Mrs. Miller’s tobacco.
John Delmar’s place is also to be filled. Delmar
is a candidate for Sheriff, and said to be slated. As
some thinks he lacks respectability, George G. Rey
nolds, Liberal, is to ba put up for City Judge to tone
Delmar up. Daniel Ferry, police captain, is in for
his place. Ferry or some other man re-murdered
Panormo in the Brooklyn papers the other day.
Ex-Auditor James O’Brien, also a Democrat, is in
tor the nomination. He was beaten last Fall on a
square race for the position of Auditor by General
Nelson Shaurman. Ii Delmar loses the Sheriff plum;
he will fall back in good order and gobble up the
Judgeship once more. Supervisor Charles Foley, ot
the Eighth Ward, Delmar’s shadow, is also in.
As to Republican nominees, one remark may apply/
The candidates are few and wary; they wish to effect
some sort of union with the committees of 100 and of
75. With good names and such a union, success
would perch upon their banners.
James Buckley is judge in this district court. He
has been a good, fair judge, is even now at times,
but himself and friends are unhappy in his habits.
His case is before the Grand Jury on charges, and
the chances are that the person elected in his place
will have to take his seat before the usual time,
which is May, 1873. Nathan B. Morse, Jr., is named
for nomination, so are about a dozen others, but the
race is supposed Jo be between Morse and Patrick
Keady, the present Fire Marshal. Let them run un
til next ween.
John Lynch, now Justice in this court, is not in.
Ho has a chronic failing. Some Republicans talk of
nominating E. H. Havin, who is a sort of Greeley-
Grant man, according as the October elections re
sult. If ho don’t get that, he would like to run for
Assembly in the Ninth District. Other Republicans
are content to wait.
The Democrats last year elected a man to this
office, thinking a vacancy then existing. Ho will be
again nominated, probably. His name is Jamas
Cassidy, at present Police Captain—an honest, sim
ple minded man, upon whom the wickedness of the
law never had any effect—nor the goodness either,
for that matter.
All of these Justices run and have jurisdiction
throughout the olty. The two police captains, Ferry
and Cassidy, by virtue of the police law, will have to
resign when nominated or decline. If elected, they
can be re-appointed (perhaps), and proceed to study
Two Commissioners of Charities are to be chosen
this Fall, in place of Henry Corr and Thomas Foran.
Corr Is the man who was stabbed, some two months
ago, on a Hudson River steamboat. He camo near
dying; but got another term then, and may do so
on election day. Foran is what his friends call a
“prince Irishman.” He will be beaten either in
convention or at the polls. The Democrats, who
wish to conciliate the Williamsburgh section of
Brooklyn, are talking up Aid. Andrew Cunningham,
a negative sort of respectable of the Fifteenth Ward.
It is said “he’ll none of it.”
Just now it is announced that Col. Wm. Hemstreet,
(Rep.,) of tb.a South Brooklyn Flag, is a candidate
for Justice, First District. He is capable, and well
liked, would run well, and, with the Reform Com
mittee nomination, win easily.
Yours, Squdxbel.
The Mutuals and Eckfords played the fifth game
of their championship series on the Union ground
yesterday. The game was well and closoiy contested
throughout, and resulted in a handsome victory for
the Mutuals. Tne following is the score:
Innings 1| I 1 3 | 4 | 51 «| 7 | 8| 9 | Total.
Mutual 2 1 0 0 II 0 1 01 11 0 1 3 I—7
Eckford 0| 0| 1| 2| 0| 0| 0| 0| 01 —3
Umpire—Mr. Powers, Atlantic Club. Runs earned
—Mutual. 3; Eckford, 1. Time of game—One hour
and flfty-ffve minutes.
The sixth game of the championship series between
the Boston Red Stockings and the. Athletics of Phil
adelphia, was played at Boston on Friday. The
same was well played, closely contested and was
highly exciting. The Red Stockings, however, proved
too strong for the Athletics, and defeated them by
two runs. Each club has now won three games, and
the balance of the series will be watched with con
siderable interest. The following is the score :
innings i| z | 3 | «| o | c| r | 8 1 • 9 I T9tal ‘
Athleticll 2 1 01 01 01 01 31 01 2—B
Boston 2 | 21 0| 1| 1 | 1| o| 3| o| —lO
Umpire, Mr. J. A. Lowell. Runs earned, Athletic
3, Boston 4. Time ,of game, two hours and fifteen
On Monday last the second attempt of the Athletics
and Baltimores to conclude the ninth game of their
series, was made in Philadelphia. There was a large
attendance, and the weather was delightful. A most
determined game was played between them, and
would have ended most probably in another tie, but
for an unfortunate overthrow by Treacy. As it was,
however, the game was a close one, and reflects great
credit on both clubs. The following is the score:
Inningsl| 2| 3| 4| 5| 6| 7| 8| 91 Total.
Baltimorell 01 41 01 II 01 0 0 01 6
Athletico| 01 1| 1| 01 0| 0| o| 3
Umpire—Mr. R. Ferguson. Runs earned—Balti-
more, 1; Athletic, 1. Time of game—One hour and
forty minutes.
One of the most miserably played games we have
seen on the Union Ground took place on Friday be
tween the Mutual and Baltimore Clubs. Ik was the
second attempt to bring the seventh game of the
series between them to a conclusion, and they suc
ceeded, but a worse fielding game could hardiy have
been played. Muff after muff succeeded each other
with the most painful regularity, until the spectators
were fairly tired out. In the fourth inning, when
McMullen was trying to steal from second to third,
Higham threw the ball to Force, and the latter,
catching the ball, passed his hand rapidly behind
him to touch Mac. In doing so, his arm however
struck McMullen’s leg with tremendous force, and
the percussion of tho two bodies was so great that
Foroe fainted and was carried off tho field, fears
being entertained that his arm was broken. Suoh,
however, fortunately proved not to bo the case. The
following is the score:
Inningsll 1 1 8 | 4 | 6 | 8 | 1 1 8 | 9 | Total.
Baltimoreol ~3 I 21 II 01 II 0 0 II ~8
Mutual3| 2| 11 5| 01 2| 0| 2| 31 18
Umpire—Mr. Swandell. Runs earned—Baltimore,
4; Mutual, 2. Time of game—Two hours and thirty
The eighth game of the Championship series be
tween the Atlantics and Mutuals was played on the
Union ground, Williamsburgh, on Wednesday. When
viewed in comparison with the previous game played
on the 23th ult. between these clubs, the present was
a very poor game, the Atlantics’ fielding being misor
able. The Mutuals played a very good game, how
ever, and gave the Atlan tics a bad thrashing. The
following is the score:
Innings.l| 2| 3| 41 5| 6 | 7| 8| 9| Total.
Mutual 21 II 31 01 2 | 01 01 2 1 0 —l9
Atlantic 1| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 01 01 11 2
Ump’ro—J. Nelson. Runs earned—Mutual, 1 At-
lantic, 1. Time of game—One hour and thirty min
The seventh game of the Championship serie’ be
tween the Boston Red Stockings and the Athletics,
of Philadelphia, was played the grounds of the former
yesterday afternoon. The pitching of Spalding ap
peared completely to nonplus the Philadelphians,
as they did not score a single run during the game.
The crowd, of course, were in ecstacies at tho vic
tory of their red-legged pets. Tho foliowing is the
Inningsl | 2 | 31 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | Total.
Athleticol 01 0 01 0| 01 0 0 01-0
Bostonll 0| Ol 21 01 1| 31 3 I 01 -10
On Tuesday, the seventh game of the champion
ship series was played on the Union ground, Wil
liamsburgh. The attendanoo was below the aver
age, but the game was a magnificent one, the batting
and fielding on both sides being the best, taking
them altogether, that has been seen on the ground
this season. Although a tenth inning was played
when almost too dark to see tho ball, in order to sat
isfactorily settle the game, no runs were made in it,
and tho umpire decided tho game a draw. The fol
lowing is the score:
Inning«... 1| 2| 3 [ 4| 5| 6 | 7| 8| 9 | 10 | Total
Mutual.3l 01 01 01 01 01 21 01 II 01—6
Baltimoreo| 1| 0 | 11 o| 0| 2 | 0 1 21 01 —6
Umpire—Mr. Swandell, of the Eckford Club. Runs
earned—Mutual, 2; Baltimore, 6. Tima of game—
Two hours and fitteon minutes.
The fifth game of the championship series be
tween the Atlantics, of Brooklyn, and the Baltimore
Club, was played yesterday ou the Capitoline ground, ,
Brooklyn. The game was a very wretched exhib’,.
tion on both sides; but especially so on the part of
the Atlantics. The following is the score:
Innings ..1| 2| _4| 2] JI 2| 2*
Atlantico| 31 2 | 1 4 I 4 -14 "
Balti mor 0111 11 31 6| 2| 1| 4| 9( 2|-39
Umpire—James Hall. Runs earned—Atlan
tic, 2; Baltimore, 14. TiniQ Of feQUTS
J and twenty minute?
Oy and Wauvlr?.
Yesterday afternoon, a Mrs. Wilrixott, residing at
Union Hill, Nt J., took the boat from New York ta
Bull’s Ferry, ch the opposite side of the river. At
two o’clock she started to walk homo, no car being
convenient at the time. While ascending the hill on
Bull’s Ferry avenue, two fierce and repulsive-looking
men started out of' the woods oa the left hand side,,
and running towards her, demanded her money.
The terrified womas-' said she* had none, and
screamed for help. One of the ruffiras then struck
her a severe blow on the head and. knocked’her
down. She was then carried by the two into tha
woods, and her pockets were rifled of $25 in cash.
Her gold watch and a valuable ring, which one oF
the fiends pulled off her finger with his testh, lacer
ating the flesh badly, were also-stolen by the high*,
Then followed the most ack in’ thi®
titagedy. Pinioning the unfortunate woman closely
to ihe ground, ttrey abused her parson in a most
shocking manner. A number of labelers at work oa."
the tro w of the hilf heard the womans screams aud
hastemed to her assistance. On arriving at tho
of the outrage the woman was insen sitte r
Procuring water, they sprinkled some on her face*-
and she becazae conscious. She stated the circum
stances in-am incoherent manner, and a number of
men s tarSed in pursuit of the highwaymten. They
were unsuocessihl in thehr search. Mrs; Wiimott
was removed- to. her home in a carriage, and it is
feared that both her mind aad body have seeu pre
maturely injured.
The storage warehouse of Mr. John H. MorrsH, int
Thirty-second street, near Fourth cvenue, has bten,
found a groat accommodation to those about to give '■
up housekeeping, c® whasre temporarily leaving tha
city. The building is<very extensive, covering seven •
full lots, and is a flrsf-elase structure. In the de**
partment for the storage of furniture there are sep£-
rate compartments, which are secured by strong;
locks, the keys of whicibara given to the occupants
with exclusive control, and admission is available aP
any time during business hours. To facilitate the
taking up and down of goods, two large elevators
have been put m the building. The trunk depart
ment is excellently adapted, to the storage and safe
keeping of trunks or cases- containing valuables of
any kind. It is inclosed by a-strong iron railing and
heavy bars. The mirror department is intended to
accommodate persons having, large and expensive
mirrors which they wish to be safely kept. The
piano department adjoins the mirror department,
and is well calculated for the storage of valuable
pianos. The carriage department is particularly
well adapted for the purpose; of storage. It com
prises the whole of the first floor, is capable of
accommodating over two hundred vehicles. It is
undoubtedly the finest carriage storage room in tho
city. In the erection of the building no expense has
been spared to make it the best institution ot the
kind in tho city. Where insurance is desired, the
proprietor does so at low rates. He has, also, in
constant attendance experloncad porters, packers
and truckmen to see to the moving, packing and
shipping of goods. This Storage warehouse is so
large, and the business done so systematically, that
it will well repay a visit to all who. take an interest in
a well regulated and excellently ordered establish
A Brilliant Wedding. —The Molick-
Smith wedding, which has created so much sensa
tion among the beau-monde, will be solemnized at
the First Baptist church, by the Rev. Dr. Anderson,
on Thursday evening, Oct. 10,. at half-past seven.
Tho church will be beautifully decorated with flowers,
and the celebrated Berge will preside at the organ.
The bride and groom will be attended by six brides
maids and groomsmen. The reception, which will
be an elegant affair, will take place at the residence
of the brile’s parents, No. 14 West Fii’ty-second
street, from eight until ten o’clock. Berstein’s
orchestra will furnish music for the happy occasion;
in fact, from the preparations made, we have no
doubt that this will be one of the most brilliant
affairs of the kind that has ever h ken place in this
city. ~
Af.ke3ted for Bigamy.— Yesterday
afternoon, Frederick Wacrner, of West Hoboken, was
arrested ou a warrant, issued by Justice Ruh, of
Union Hill, on the charge of bigamy, preferred
against him by Charlotte Waerner, his first wife.
Waernor formerly resided in Pittsburgh, P?.., but
about two years ago, he deserted his wife, and de
parted for parts unknown.
Lately she heard of his location, and lost no time
in ferreting him out. On discovering that he was
married to another woman, she made a statement of
the case before a justice of the peace. Waerner gave
bonds to appear for examination on the charge on
Stabbing Affray in a Liquor Store.
—Soon after nine o’clock A. M. yesterday, Emanuel
Burnett, a resident of Columbia county, N. Y., be
came engaged in an altercation with an unknown
man in the liquor store at South Fifth avenue and
Grand street, and they came to blows. During the
fracas Burnett was stabbed in the right side and
back, receiving two severe wounds. The assailant
made his escape. Burnett was attended by Police
Sungeon Steele, and then removed to Bellevue Hos.
pitai. .His wounds are deemed to be very serious,
and may prove fatal. Search is being made for the
assailant by the Eighth Precinct police.
Knocked Down and Robbed by Col
ored Men.— Early yesterday morning, J. G. Herrold,
of No. 20 Watts street, while standing in front of his
residence, was attacked by two colored men, knocked
down and robbed of a wallet containing S3O, with
which they made their escape, Mr. Herrold re
ceived a severe cut on tho head. The villians are
Jg” Repnblleaii Primaries.—At a meet,
ing of the Republican Central Committee, held Sep
tember 17th, it was
Resolved, That the Raoublican Associations of the sev
eral Assembly Districts be and are hereby direute.i to
assemble at their respective headquarters on FRIDAY
EVENING, October 11th, and choose delegates to a
COUNTY CONVENTION, to nominate candidates for
Mayor, District Attorney, Justice of the Supreme
Court, Justice of the Superior Court. City Judsre, Cor
oner, and fifteen Aldermen; to Congressional Conven
tions to nominate candidates for Representative in Con
gress, to Assembly Conventions to nominate candidates
for Member of Assembly and Assistant Aidermen. Tho
election to be conducted in accordance witn the consti
tution of the District Associations.
Tho COUNTY CONVENTION shall meet at Repub
lican Hall, Twenty-third street and Broadway, oa
THURSDAY EVENING, October 17th, at 8 o’clock.
Delegates to be apportioned in accordance with the rep
resentation in the Central Committee.
on FRIDAY EVENING, October IBth. at eight o’clock.
Chatham and to be constituted as follows: First
District, five delegates; Second District, three dele
gates; Third Dis - r ot, three delegates; Fourth District,
five oelearate a ; Fi'thDistrict, six delegate-.
street end Avenue C, and to be constituted as follows:
Sixth District, six delegates: Eighth District, two del
egates; Twelfth District, five delegates; Sixteenth Dis
trict, live delegates; Eighteenth District, three dele
17 Stuyve’snt street, and to be constituted as follows:
Eighth District, eight delegates; Tenth District, eight
delegates; Eleventh District, four delegates; Four
teenth District, live delegates; Sixteenth District, three
Buildings, and tc be constituted as follows; Fifth Dis
trict, two delegatej; Seventh District, ten delegates;
Ninth District, thirteen delegates: Eleventh District,
five delegates ; Thirteenth District, ten delegates ;
Eighteenth District, five delegates.
Ninth avenue, corner of Thirty-ninth street, and to be
constituted as follows: Eleventh District, three dele-
Sates; Fifteenth District, eight delegates; Seventeenth
•iscnct, ten delegates; Nineteenth District, one dele
avenue and One Hundred and Six e nth etrest, and to
ba constituted as follows: Nineteenth District, two del
egates; Twentieth District, nine delegates; Twenty
first District, ten delegates.
The ASSEMBLY CONVENTIONS to meet at their
ssveral District headquarters on MONDAY EVENING.
October 21st, at eight o’clock, an 1 to consist of as many
members as there are election districts m.the Assembly
District. JOHN J. TOWNSEND, President
|>OWB3Y theatre.
C AG Lio's TRO!
No man of modern times, attracted the atten
tion of the mystery-loving world, and been the subject
of so many romances, as Joseph Balsamo, batter known
as Cagliostro, a iearnedL<Dhai«atah, a great Free Mason.
Linguist, Sorcerer and, feavan. of the last century.
The birth and ed’Acaiion ot this extraordinary man
are involved in mystery. He claimed to the son of tho
Princess of Trebiz jnde, had nis origin from the East,
and that he was educated ia royal spleadoy at Mecca, by
the gi.-eatest Astrologer asd wealthiest of
Arabian peers. In 1766 he was received by the Grand
Master of the P/asens, Pinto, at Malta, with tho highest
honors, and fr there went through. Europa, founding
lodges and F/xhumiug the long-buried seoefits of tho
craft, every? /here, received with magnificent demonstra
tions. Far.s, rings and medalions, bore his portrait, and
busts of nim in marble and plaster were sold every
where, b earing the inscription, DIVI OAGLIOSTRO,
by name he was only known. It is on the career
of thi / wonderful man that this fine sensational play is
founded. For startling effects, fine situations, and
pow arful language, it is not excelled upon tua modern
sta is.
The sterling young American actor in the tide role.
A fine oast, aud fresh aad effective seenery and meohaa-

xml | txt