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Sunday Edition. Oct. 2?
and the best of modern composers. The scenery,
dresses, &c., are of the most gorgeous description,
and will excel all previous efforts of Niblo’s Garden.
5 Tony Pastor’s Opera b House. —Gus Wil
liams returned on Monday evening, and introduced
Several now humorous productions, which wore re
ceived with the usual and applause. His
finished style of singing and acting is a.ways effect
ive, and the audience never seem to get weary of
nun. Mr. Williams, however, exhibits a wise dis
cretion in answering no more encores than is reason
able or consistent with the arrangements of the
large programme usually submitted at Tony Pastor’s.
In this respect he sets a good example to many ar
tists who are only too anxious to monopolize the
time and atten ion of audiences. The pleasing
young actress, Nellie, made a favorable impression
as Andy Blake, in the drama of “The Irish, Dia
monds;” the singing of Tony Pastor, Jenny Engel,
and Celia li'erd, was thoroughly en'ertaining, and
the comicalities of Billy Carter, Hon Mason, Frank
Girard, C. F. Seabert, Johnny Manning, and Harry
Kernell, met with their due reward. This week
Miss Jennie Benson, a danseuss of more than or
dinary ability, and. La Petite Benson, the wonder
fully chi.d performer, will appear. A comedy en
titled “Saucy Nell,” in which Miss Ne lie will
sustain the principal character, will also be
produced, end a new bill generally will bo pre
sented. Harrigan and Hart promise new specialties,
and a feast of genuine fun is in store for Tony
Pastor’s j atrons. Matinees on Tuesday and Satur
day, and ladies invitation performance on Friday
White’s Atheneum.—Mr. James Mulligan, a
food character actor, appeared on Monday evening
s Capt. Gannon, in the force of ‘A Dead Shot/’ and
created a very favorable impression. Mr. J. C. Stew
art was very good as Hector Timid, and Joe Lang fair
as Mr. Wiseman. Miss Minnie Jackson played Lou
isa very nicely, and Miss Millie Cook acquited her-
Self creditably as Chatter. The minstrel portion of
tie programme, as is usual at this house, was very
entertaining, and the performances of Messrs. C.
Henry, Joe Lang, Carl Rudolph, Luxe Schoolcraft,
and Geo. H. Coes, were fully appreciated. Babj
Benson sung and danced with her customary suc
cess, and Jenny Benson’s terpsichorean efforts were
also well received. A sketch enti led “The Bone of
Contention,” in which Luke Schoolcraft imperson
ated JFYmdenf Grant, and Joe Lang Horace Greeley,
proved an immense hit; and Sergeant Burke’s Zou
ave drill, excited hearty admiration. McKee an .
Rogers, and Ricardo, also furnished pleasing items
to the bill; and Blanche Selwyn sang some of her
character songs. The newcomers this week will bo
Miss Annie Hindis, the male impersonator, from the
London music halls, Miss Alice Somers, clog dancer
and vocalist, Austin and Hess, champion skater. ,
Dan Guilfoil, dancer and comedian. Minnie Jac'c
Bon and Millie Cook have been re-engaged, and the
great company will appear every evening in new
acts. Matinee on Wednesday.
Emerson’s California Minstrels, No. 718
Broadway. —A visit to the abode of ibis company on
Wednesday evening,]convinced us that their admira
ble minstrel entertainments are deservedly popular
■ —the house being well filled, and the audience de
monstrative. The instrumental performances by the
Drchesira were of a decidedly superior character, and
the rendering of the concerted piece, “ Crowned wi.’h
the Tempest,” unex eptionably fine. Mr. John Fen
wick sang tne “M’Appari,” aria from “Martha,”
and though the introduction of Italian opera music
Into a minstrel entertainment occasioned some mer
riment. the hearty applause lavished on the singer
ftoncluslvciy proved the pleasure which his perform
fcnoe had afforded. Mr. Fenwick has a beautifully
clear voice, and sings with feeling and effect. Harry
Percy rendered “ My Dear Old Sunny Home” with
great sweetness; and Messrs. John Fraser and John
A. Palmer were heard to advantage. Billy
Jokes created unlimited amusement, as did his singing
of “My Love io the War has Gone ;” but in answer
to an encore he gave a song which, cleverly as it was
sung, should hive been omitted from the programme.
Mr. Emerson possesses mimic talent of a very high
Order, but an imitation of a London prig, who.-c
sweetheart has been transported, not through joy,
but pociret-picking, is not, under any circumstances,
a commendab.e performance. De ehanty and Heng
ler„ two song and dance artists who have never been
surpassed in this city, made their first appearanc;
since their recent trip to California, and never have
they been seen to greater advantage than on this oc-
Bion, They bring many novelties with them, and
are evident y booked for a renewed lease of populari
ty. Hirry Stanwood, A.*J. Talbot, Shendan, and
Mack, are each in themselves capable of furnishin
b whole evening’s entertainment ; ::4 iheir efforts
were in every way successful on t - as on every
Other occasion. In the sketch of a ..at Rascal B. -
iy,” Mr. Emerson was irresistibly iunny, and, as s
usuady the case with him, though the exception with
most negro comedians, perfect y natural. As a. ver
satile and entertaining comedian, he has no superior;
his Ringing, dancing, and acting being alike goo :.
Lina Edwin’s Theatre is one of the most comfortable
S laces of amusement in New York, and a visit to it
uring the stay of Emerson’s Minstrels, cannot be
|oo highly recommended. Matinee on Saturday.
Bryant’s Minstrels.—The attendance at
Bryant’s Opera House continues to ba large, and the
entertainments are of the most pleasing description.
The travdstie of “ King Karrot,” with its African
ballet troupe, gorgeous costumes and beautiful
Scenery b ids fair to enjoy a long run, and the mirth
provoking antics of Dan Bryant, Nclse Seymour and
Dave Reed are irresistible. Kelly and Leon nightly
appear in one of their Offenbachlan burlesques, and
the engagement of those distinguished comedians
may be raukod as one of the most successful in the
records of the bouse. Edwin Kel.y is an artist whose
knowledge of refined burlesque is very great. He
knows thoroughly how to adapt comedy to the m n
str el stage, and his acting is* so entirely free from
coarseness as to render it unobjectionable even to
the most fastidious. Leon in his female imperson -
tions is unapproachable. He appears to have made
a close study of the peculiarities of a certain class ot
young ladies, and in voice and manner alike ap
proaches closer to nature than burlesquers usual.y
do. The programme at Bryant’s is changed at least
once a week so that something now may be enjoyed
pn the occasion or each visit. Matinee on Saturday.
San Francisco Minstrels—St. James Thea
tre.—A vaiu .bie addition has been made to this in
imitable troune, in the person of Mr. Jas. D. Room a.
a gentleman whose specialty is banjo playing, and
relating ticklish anecdotes. It must, therefore, l c
pleasing to the admirers cf the San Francisco Min
strels to know that, side-splitting as their comicali
ties havo ever been, there is now Roome for more
tun—a fact previously deemed almost impossib’c—
and it any 01 cur readers who took an interest in the
recent controversy relative to the use of the birch in
English bocrJing-schools, still harbor ary doubts as
to i‘s efficacy, in some cases, we vo.ild suggest a.)
have ocular domonßtration r oft/?e A
the Birch of the 8. F. Minstrels. It is positively
Striking, but purely beneficial. Like the other birch,
|t tickles, but in an entirely different manner. D. S.
Wambold and Beaumont Read continue to slug
their sweetest, Charles Backus proves himself one ot
the most comical dogs in existence, and Joe Norrie,
as an interlocutor, is unsurpassed in the profession.
This week we are to have “Two New Beginners”
and ‘The lorn and Jerry Twins,” a number of new
comic and rentimenfa me’odits, and seve.'. l lefinod
music?! parfi rnuncts by the members of the tx:e.
tent orchestra.
The Public School Teachers’ Association
hold iheir October reception at Association Hal?, next
Wednesday afternoon, at four o’clock. The recep
tion wiil to assisted in the entertainments by Miss
Clementine Lasar, soprano; Mme. Sara Brannan
Hershey, contralto; Mr. Geo. F. Sargent, bxritone;
Karl Walter, pianist; Geo. F. Bristow, orgahist; and
Prof. Walter C. Lyman, elocutionist. The pro
gramme is varied and interesting, and the reception
promises to be very interesting.
Union Square Theatre.—Tho tide in the
affairs of theatrical managers, which, “ when taken
at the flood leads on to fortune/* seems to have been
nicely hit mon by Mr. A. M. Palmer, as Union
Square Theatre night after night presents the phas
ing spectacle of au lienees, the dimensions of which
fire suggestive of very full treasury coffers at tho
close ot the first season. Of course this success 13
mainly attributable to the beauties of the opening
play, the number and abilities of the artists engaged,
and the liberal and las eful manner in which the
stage is dressed, but it may also be accounted for in
a great man e? by the admirab e arrangements in
front of the curtain. The seating of the theatre if
yery comfortable, and the decorations elegant and
pleasing to tho eye, but what is of much more conse
quence, the employees without exception are sin
gularly obliging and polite. Mr. E. 11. Gouge is the
prince of gentlemanly treasurers, and transacts his
business in a manner that must be alike satisfactory
to the management as it is pleasing to the patrons
Of the theatre, apU as much may be said for every
one connected with the esta*b ishmenl. There are
no signs as yet ot any occasion lor announcing a
change of bill, and if “Agnes” only continues as
attractive as it has already proved, wo fear Miss
Ethel will have to eontrivo to extend her engage
ment over lhe limited hundred nights announced on
lhe occasion of its production. Tue ladies’ mat.nee
on Saturdays are wed attended and will be continued
fluring the season.
Wallack’s Theatre.—We regret to learn
ihat there is a probability of Gib art’s beautiful
comedy ot “Pygmalion and Galatea” being shortly
withdrawn. Anxious as all playgoers must be to
have such a talented actor as Mr. So them among
them, tha scarcity of good plays by modern authors
makes us so value |a production of the kind under
notice, that we could almost wish to see the niece
run an entire season. The management of the
theatre, however, are probably the best judges of
what is good for them, and cannot be expected to
make mart rs of themselves in the in teres Is of the
legitimate drama. We trust th-t the piece will scon
be revived, and that during the season other ot Mi.
Gilbert’s dramas will be produced. In the meantime
we can only reiterate our decision that, “ Pygma ion
and Galatea” is the most classical and relined
comedy written in many years.
Fifth Avenue Theatre.—Last night closed
the run of “Diamonds,” one ot the most senseless
and in are dramatic compositions which we have
ever had the misfortune to sit out, and we sincerely
congratulate the management on its withdrawal.
To-morrow night will commence Mr. Daly’s season
of sterling comedy revivals, a style of play In which
the talented artists under Mr. Daly’s‘management
are so competent to shine, not only irom the thor
ough’y artistic and conscientious manner in which
their representations are carried out, but the unusu
Biiy intelligent conception they form of the parts for
v.h ch they are cast. The patrons of this theatre,
therefore, have every reason to be delighted with
the change. The first of tho revivals will be Thomas
Folcroft’s drama in five acts entitled “The Road to
liuin,” m which that eminent artist, Mr. Charles
Fisher, will sustain the part of Old Dornton. It will
be repeated on Tuesday and Friday evenings. On
Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday nights will be
performed the comedy of “The Belle’s Sirategem.”
Tne matinee performance on Saturday will consist of
“ The Belle’s Stratagem.”
Grand Opera House.—" Le Roi Garotte ”
must now soon be withdrawn so that an early visit
on the part of those desiring to see the greatest spec
tacle of the day is desirable. Mr. Daly is now en
gaged in preparing a new and remarkable sensation
of a local and contemporaneous character, based up
on a “folly” of unique interest now creating a furore
in Paris, and adapted to events of living human tin
port. It is being rapidly pushed forward, and will
be ready for production at an early day. “Le Roi
C'arotte ” matinee on Saturday.
By the kindness of Mr. Augustin Daly, one hun
dred children each from grammar schools Nos. 35,
40 and 50 (three hundred in all), were enabled to wit
ness the representation of “Le Roi Garotte’- at the
matinee yesterday. This was a considerate act on
the part of Mr. Daly, and was fully appreciated by
tho little ones.
Booth’s Theatre.—On Tuesday evening
there was a change in the programme, it being in
tended that “ Arrah-na-Pogue” should alternate
with “Kerry” and “Jessie Brown.” The house, al
though it has been well filled every evening since
the engagement of Mr. and Mrs. Boucicault began,
was unusually crowded on Tuesday evening, and it
would not be extravagant to say that a better pleased
audienca never gathered within its walls. “ Kerry;
or. Night and Morning,” is, we understand, the most
production of the fertile pen of Mr. Boucicault,
it U unquestionably one of his best efforts in di'd-
malic composition. It is a one act play, and mav Le
said lobe a one character p ay, tho burden of the
piece resting entirely on the shou.ders of Kerry, and
Mr. Boucicault showed his eminent fitness for tho
p?rt bv his keeping the an lienee in a state of alter
nate smiles and tears by tho irresistible humor and
exquisite pathos of his impersonation. The plot is
of the simplest,'but is excellently Worked out. Ger
ald Desmond, Mr. G. Becks, is supposed to have boon
drowned at sea, and his wife Blanche, Miss Kato
New.’on, is almost heart-broken from her irrepara
ble loss. The husband, however, has not been
drowned, and suddenly makes his appearance to
Kerry— one of those faithfully attached Irish ser
vants, whom wo read about, but so seldom see—
whose joy at tho sigbf of his master completely over
powers him at first, but this is suddenly quoded by
tue fear that tho good nows may be broken toe su.i
denly to his dear mistress, who is in very delicate
health, and whose nerves are likely to bo prejudi
cially affected by any sudden shock.
Ou this simple incident the whole affair turns, and
it is immensely to Mr. Boucicault’s credit, and a
genuine proof of his artistic powers, that he can keep
the audience so completely under his control while
this simple story is being evolved. The other char
actors in this little play are Kate, Gerald’s sister—
Miss Geraldine Stuart, and Dr, Hellish, a family phy
sician—Mr. Fenno. Miss Kate Newton, whose first
appearance this was, made a very favorable impres
sion, and portrayed the grief of the sorrow-stricken
wife quietly but impressively. The other parts were
well tilled, but they ere all subordinate in interest to
that of Kerry. This was followed by the spirit-stir
ring melodrama of “ Jessie Brown; or, The Relief of
Lucknow,” which, although not now to New Yorkers,
has never been presented in such good shape or with
so much dramatic taste as it was upon this occasion
at Booth’s. The reproduction, however, possessed
an exceptional attraction in the resumption, by Mrs.
Boucicault. of her original character of Jessie Brown,
and in which—when Miss Agnes Robertson—she
achieved a well-earned success. The sensibilities of
tho audience had been well worked up in the previ
ous piece, but in “Jessie Brown” they gave vent to
their enthusiasm without restraint, and the curtain
foil ami-1 the most rapturous applause. On Monday,
Wednesday, and Friday evenings, “Arrah-na Pogue”
wiil be performed, and “Kerry” and “Jessießrown”
will be repeated on the other evenings during the
week as well as at the matinee on Saturday.
Wood’s Museum.— On Mondav evening, a
new burlesque, founded on Dumas’ “Throe Musket
eers,” was produced at this theatre. For some r a
son, unknown to us, it has been thought proper to
announce the name of the gentleman who arranged
and adapted the piece, while that of the original au
thor is totally ignored. The subject is a fitting one
for burlesque treatment, and furnishes material for
a very amusing entertainment, the songs, dances,
and interpolations being of the most agreeable do
. cription. Never, since the opening of Wood’s Mu
ceum, has the company been stronger than at pres
ent, and excellent taste is displayed in the engage
ments effected, and novelties presented. Two sep
arate and entire companies are retained upon the
estab ishment, and the matinee and evening attrac
tions are invariably so arranged as to suit all tastes.
Last week, “The Corsican Brothers” was tho morn
ing attraction, and its treatment by the dramatic
company was worthy of all commendation. The
apparition effects wore finely managed, tho costumes
suitable, and the scenery and stage sotting really
beautiful. The Museum attractions are in them
selves very interesting, including, as they do, thou
sands of curiosities, many of them of a very valuable
doicription. To-morrow evening, M’lle Zoe. the
beautiful Cuban actress, will commence an enage
men t, and during the week will appear in a number
of her most admired specialties. At the matinees, a
new burlesque and a petite comedy will bo pre
-3 ented.
Bowery Theatre —The new comedy of
American life, entitled “Breakers; or, Summer Life
at Cape May,” written by J. Neil Fort, was played
here during tho past week. The comedy is a meri
torious composition. The plot is well conceived and
skillfully developed, the situations interesting, the
language smooth and occasionally brilliant, and the
characters well sus tainod throughout. If this is Mr.
Fort’s first essay as a dramatist, he has been exceed
ingly successful in writing a play which has so many
points to commend it to popular favor, and he gives
promise of enriching otir native drama with works
of still greater merit. The comedy introduced to
the Buwery audiences Mr. Ed. P. Wilks, who enacted
lhe character of Burrows, an upper-crust negro
servant. Mr. Wilks is a fair actor, with a modesty
not often seen In stars now-a-days. Ho does not
necessarily obtrude himself on the notice of the audi
ence to tho exclusion of the actors around whom tho
interest of the drama centres. He cannot but prove
a favorite wherever he goes. Mr. Mardeh gave a
tine representation of the duped lover (Reginald
Moreton), Mr. W. L. Street an effective personation
of the plotting villian (Malcolm Treadway), and Mr.
Charles Foster was exceedingly funny in the charac
ter of Jabez Stott, an eccentrie philanthropist. Among
the ladies, Mrs. W. G. Jones, Miss Polly Booth, and
Mrs. R. G. France distinguished themselves. The
drat sustained the part of the heroine (Blanche For
rester) with all her usual excellence; Miss Polly
Sooth did all that was possible with that of the
wronged wife (Floy Malcolm), and Mrs. Franco did
much to make the play a success by her acting In
the part of the aristocratic Mrs. Somerville Sikes.
These are the leading actors in the play, and they
are all to whom we have space to refer; but every
part in the comedy was creditably performed, from
the well-known gentleman who delivers a letter, to
the interesting maiden who listens in silent sympa
thy to the woes of the heroine. The scenery was
new and good, and the dressing and mountings cor
rect and elegant.
To-morrow evening, another new play Is to be pro
duced here, in which the authoress (Miss Anne
Prachard) is to sustain the leading character. Tne
play is named “ Auramania; or, Gold Mad,” and is
said to be replete with exciting scenes and thrilling
.ableaux. If everything favorable which has been
said of Miss Pritchard and her play proves true, she
will become a favorite at once with the publio, and
ner play one of the successes of the season. Beside
the strong company of the theatre, M ss Pritchard
will bo assisted by the Gilbert Brothers, Charles
Lord, and Samuel Long, in cnaracteristic parts. The
amusing farce of “ The Turtle Doves” precedes the
drama each evening.
Mr. Nail Warner, an actor of superior ability, is
announced to shortly make his appearance at the
Mrs. F. B. Conway’s Brooklyn Theatre.—
After a run of three weeks, “Diamonds” was last
aighk represented for the last time. It was excel
lently acted by almost every member of the cast, and
iu its production Mrs. Conway expended a sum far
m excess of due proportion to the merits of the
play. The costuming of the ladies, setting of the
stage, and general mounting were, in truth, beauti
ful; but the value of Mr. Bronson C. Howard’s ' Dia
iug the’most
ing sensational drama aver written, Dion Bouci
cault’s Arrah-na Pogue,” will be produced. The
beautiful language, fine situations, and interesting
p’ot of this play combine to render it ever accepta
b a. and with the lovely scenery and exquisite ap
pointments provided at the Brook.yn Theatre, its
representation can not fail to afford delight and sat
isfaction. The cast promises to be a particularly
strong one as wo perceive in it the names ot most of
the principals of Mrs. Conway’s fine company Mr.
Roche will, for the first time at this theatre, illustrate
Lis Irish comedy powers in the part of Shaun, and as
that gentleman does nothing carelessly or bad, a fine
impersonation is looked tor. Mr. Kennedy we predict
will mike a good Beamish McCoul, and Mr. Chippen
dale. will have a suitable character as Colonel
O’Grady. Mr. Walter Lennox is cast for Feeny, Mr.
Jordan for the Secretary of State, and Mr. Roibert
as Winterbottom. Miss Minnie Conway will, we feel
assure >, make a charming Arrah, and that pleasing
young actress. Miss Fanny Reeves, an unexception
able Fanny Power. Such is our impression of what
those artists are likely to do, but we will record our
opinion in full on having seen them. “Arrah-Na-
Pogue” matinee on Saturday.
Theatre Comique,—The engagement of D.
L. Morns has given great satisfaction at the Com
ique, and his clever character impersonations find
much favor at the hands of critical audiences. The
laughable farce of “Dutch Justice,” in which he
played the principal part, was exceedingly well ren
dered, both by Mr. Morns and the other members
of tho cast. “ 4rrah-na-Brogue” was also well re
ceived, the excellent acting of Messrs. Kerns, Brad
ley, Crosseu, and the Misses Sandford and Wray,
procuring for it hearty and well deserved applause.
John Hart, John Wild, and Frank Kerns, more than
sustained their great reputations as negro comedians,
and managed to keep the house in a perpetual roar
by their eccentricities,
Tho announcement is made that on to-morrow
evening the well known Worrell sisters, Jennie,
Ircno, and Sophie, together with the charming
young burlesque actress, Miss Lillie Hall, will ap
pear in F. C. Burnand’s burlesque of “Ixion.”
These ladies have long been popular favorites in
New York, and their reappearance is likely to still
farther increase the already great business with
which Manager Hart is favored. The seat-holding
capacity of the Theatre Comique has already been
tested to its utmost extent, almost every evening
and matinee since the commencement of tho season,
end should his present good fortune continue, Mr.
Hart will be obliged to seriously consider the pro
priety of either having the house greatly enlarged,
or giving extra performances. This is only tho just
reward of liberal and spirited management, and is
matter for congratulation on the part of both Mr.
Hart and his patrons. Thero will bo matinees
given, with all tho evening attractions, on Wednes
day and Saturday.
The Grand Central Park Menagerie and
Circus, Foot of Thirty-fourth Street, East
River.— The great success which has attended the
combination of the Central Park Menagerie, Don
Stones Circus, and a troupe of Iroquois Indians, has
induced the management to prolong their stay for a
fow days longer. The combination is one of the
largest and strongest that has recently visited New
York, and tho entertainments given since its arrival
navo afforded very great delight and satisfaction.
The menagerie department includes many fine speci
mens of the animal kingdom, and is rendered doub.y
interesting by an able lecture delivered at each en
tertainment, by Professor B. Ellingbam, explaining
to the uninitiated many of the peculiarities of the
various animals. This is a new idea in traveling
monagerios, but one well worthy of imitation. The
circus department is also conspicuous for tha num
ber of talented acrobats, riders, and humorists em
ployed in it, and the equestrian performances are
certainly of a very high order. Den Stone, the
great American clown, accompanies and discourses
with rare wit on men and women and things in gen
e al. The troupe of Iroquois Indians are in them
selves a most attractive feature, and their wonderful
exploits are witnessed with tha most intense excite
ment. Two performances are given, each day, viz.:
at half-past one and half-past seven o’clock. Mr. D.
W. Hughes is the able and efficient business mana
ger of the establishment.
Steinway Hall Pepper’s Ghost.—Pro
fessor Pepper, whose advent in America we an
nounced in last week’s Dispatch, was entertained
on Thursday evening last at the Arcadian Club, when
all the great lights of New York in the reaims of Art,
Literature and Science were present to welcome him
to this country. On Saturday he gave a private lec
ture in Cooper Institute to a number of scientific
savants, which was intended to have been very brief,
but its interest proved so attract.ve that ho was
urgently requested to extend it.
On Wednesday evening he will make his first pub
lio appearance at Steinway Hall, when he will deliver
tne original lecture on Light, Optical Phenomena
and illusions as given by him at tho Polytechnic In
stitution in London, England, to audiences aggre
gating four millions of people.
In such a notice as this it is impossible to do just
ice to Professor Pepper’s great Gaost Lee lure, with
its startlimg effects, but we can conscientiously as
sure our readers they will find it one of the most
amusing, and yet instructive, exhibitions they have
ever witnessed. In almost every human heart there
is at once a feeling of combined love and fear far the
supernatural, and although Professor Pepper will ex
plain, in the clearest possible manner, the process
by which, in days gone by, the ignorant and super
stitious were imposed upon, yet so thoroughly real
istic—or, rather, unrealistic—are the phenomena
which he will produce on the stage, it will ba with
some difficulty believed that he himse’f is not cm
necked with the black art. Professor Pepper’s is a
lecture which can be thoroughly enjoyed by both
young and old, and therefore we praiict for him an
unusual success. The second lecture of the series
will be delivered on Thursday evening.
The Moore and Burgess Minstrels have just
completed their seventh year at the St. James Hall,
Loudon. The Fra refers to them as follows: “ A seven
years’ uninterrupted season is something unprecedented
in toe history of amusements, and may well make other
caterers for the pleasure of a fickle public somewhat en
vious. What does this seven years r season mean ? For
we are assured that not a single evening—beyond those
proscribed by law—has been permitted to piss without
the usual entertainment being given. But we remem
ber also at least three matinees are given each week, and
that at holiday seasons these take place daily. So that
by a simple calculation we arrive at the fact that since
the troupe took up their quarters at St. James’s Hall in
1835, they have given nearly 4,600 consecutive perform
ances. At holiday times, to which we have alluded, so
great has been the anxiety to hear them that the large
hall has invariably bean “requisitioned,” and even this
has proved insufficient to accommodate the multitude
which has boscigod the door; clamoring for admi sion.
Last year, we understand, more persons were actually
turned away than obtained entrance. Such success
must be as gratifying as it is wonderful, and. while con
gratulating the proprietors and thesr ah e assistants
upon it, let us also saize the occasion of this seventh an
niversary to express our belief that it is only by the ex
cellent character of their entertainment, and by the un
mistakable desire invariably shown to promote the com
fort. as well as the amusement of their patrons, that
such very pleasant results have been achieved.
Five years and a half ago, in tho city of
Genoa, Romeo Dionesi was born. At the age of two. it
is said, he picked up and sing every air or aria he heard
his parents practice. At two and a half he would do
this, with spontaneous accompaniments of gesture and
look, rather startling from their propriety. At the <ge
of three he was presented to the Italian public as an in
fant tenor His success was immediate. S nce t '.enhe
has traveled over Italy, Spain and South America, and
on November 4th he will appear in New York, at the
Olympic Theatre. The boy has evidently been very care
fully and assiduously taught; but no teaching could sup
ply the intuitive propriety of his gestures, of his facial
expressions when singing such music as the “ M Appa
ri ”of Flotow or the ‘ Spirito Gentil” of Donizetti. If
we may judge from tho reports of the Spanish press,
young Romeo is pretty likely to create a great- sensa’ion
in New York, where expressive and acting tenors have
been ratoer scarce of late years.
Tho Boston Herald, of October 19th, says;
The infatuation of ladies of wealth and position for
public theatrical performances has often served as ths
subject for newspaper paragraphs, and another has re
cently come to light, the victim being Mr. Tom G.
Riggs, Irish comedian, lately at the St. James Theatre.
For several months past, Mr. Riggs has been the object
of the admiration of a young lady of wealth, who has
earned her affections to such an extent as to follow him
over the country, wherever he may chance to make an
engagement. She enjoys a prominent seat at every per
formance, and further expresses her regard by occasion
ally sending him presents of diamonds and bank notes,
all of which have been returned oy the actor. As ho is
not a marrying man. and is more given to the practical
than the sentimental and romantic, he entirely ignores
the infatuated maiden, even refusing to see or corre
spond with her.
Mrs. F. S. Chanfrsu commenced a brief en
gagement at the Academy of Music, Chicago, on Mon
day last, appearing as Lady Isabel, in “East Lynne.”
The Chicago Times comments upon her performance as
follows: “Mrs. Chanfrau, who makes her debut before
the Chicago publio in this role, has distinguished charms
of grace and dramatic manner. A mobile face of Ma
donna like beauty and pensiveness, and a stately person,
make her an admirable representative of such a charac
ter as the drama develops. The eloquence of her fea
tures in expressing her emotions illuminates the spoken
effect of the lines and the picturesqueness of the group
ings to a very marked ana unusual degree. Her whole
conception of the role is quiet and chastened, but in
tense, expressing as much by what it represses as by
what it reveals.
The London Era sayg that Mr. John C.
Clarke, the popular American comedian, has been the
recipient of rare compliment from the members of the
London press, and Sir James Hannen, in the Court of
Queen’s Bench, summing up a recent case, took especial
occasion, in the course or his remarks to the jury, to re
fer to the periormances of Mr. J. S. Clarke, and publicly
express the pleasure they had afforded him.
Miss Blanche, daughter of E. L. Davenport,
is studying muno under the direction of Perini, the
teacher of Miss Cary and Rose Hersee. She is but six
teen years, and is said not only to bo exceedingly hand
some, but sprightly and full of ardor. She has charmed
her tutor in selections from “I Puriiaui” and “ Rigo
letto.” Her studies will continue for two years, wnen
she will enter upon the lyric stage.
The late Charles Dickens’ twenty-five band
some pigeonsl were recently presented by Mr. Geo.
Dolby to Harry Pa'mer of Niblo’s Garden, wuo, upon his
return from Europe, presented them to his friend Lawyer
E. R. Meade, of No. 62 Wall street. Mr. .Mead nas seat
them to his country seat, Stoneybrook, Chengano
County, New York State.
Miss Sara Stevens, formerly a popular act
ress at Wallack’s old theatre, and as Laura Keene’s, is
said to be about to return to the stage. She visited Eng
land in 1862, and made her debut at Drury Lane Theatre
as Eily O’Connor, in “ The Colleen Bawn.”
A monster musical jubilee is being organized
to be held in Exposition Hall, Cincinnati, during the
first week of May next. The programme contemplates
an orchestra of from one to two hundred pieces, and a
chorus of three or five thousand voice’.
Miss Eliza Neilson, undoubtedly ths best
representative of Juliet seen on the English stage for
many years, will appear in that character at Booth’s
Theatre, on Nov. 18th. Mr. F. 0. Bangs will be tho
Mr. James J. Bartlett, an Australian actor,
Mr. Frank Hussey, Miss Blanche Clifton and Mrs. F. M.
Bates recently appeared in a new melo-drama, entitled
“ Hazard,” at the Metropolitan Theatre, San Francisco.
Mr. Harry Cox is a firmly established favor
ite at the Royal Strand Theatre, London. This how
ever, will not prevent Harry visiting America again to
show how burlesque should bo acted.
A new comedy, entitled “Bohemia; or, the
Lottery of Art,” by a gentleman of Philadelphia, will be
submitted for judgment at Mrs. John Drew’s Aroh
street Theatre, to-morrow evening.
Miss Georgie Drew, youngest daughter of
Mrs. John Drew, made her first appearance on any
stage at the Aioh Street Theatre, Philadelphia, last
Mr. Creswick has made a decided hit in
Shaksporean representations, in conjunction with Mr.
Samuel Phelps, at the Royal Princess’theatre, London.
John F. Poole’s clever burlesque drama of
“ Arrah-na-Brogue” was produced at the Howard Athe
neum. Boston, last week. It provsd a decided success.
A new play by Herr Paul Lindau, entitled
“Maria and Magdalena,” has been accepted by Herr
Laube. the director of the Stadt Theatre, Vienna.
Mr. E. A. Loqke will commence an engage
ment at Wood’s Theatre, Cincinnati, on Feb. 3d, 1873,
producing Gayler’s new drama, “ Brom Bones.”
Tho season at the Haymarket Theatre, Lon
don. will be inaugurated by the production of a new
fairy comedy, by W. S. Gilbert
Mr. E. R. Coates’ play, "Blunders,” will be
produced at the Chestnut street Theatre, Philadelphia,
to-morrow evening.
The opera bouffe season at tho Olympic
Theatre promises to bo tho most successful ever playod
in this city.
John Honry Cooke has sailed for England to
fulfil an engagement with Hengler’s Cirque Variate
J’>o?tiiera„Bay°or have split partnership,
paper. “ *n an English
Miss Lafitte Johnston’s comedy, " Fun,” is
announced at Wood’s Museum for to-morrow evening.
Tho Lydia Thompson troupe have been re
engaged tor two weeks at the Globe Theatre, Boston.
Mrs. Hannah Bailey, formerly of Wood’s
Theatre, Cincinnati, is now playing in Philadelphia.
The Matthews Family are engaged for the
Front street Theatre Comique, Baltimore.
The Zavistowski Sisters aro at Lawrence
Barrett’s Varieties Theatre, New Orleans.
Theodore Thomas and orchestra concertizes
in Pittsburgh to-morrow and Tuesday.
Mrs. Caroline Richings-Bernard is at Ford’s
Grand Opera House, Baltimore.
Mr. Lester Wallack will play in "Ours,” at
the Boston Theatre, this week.
Messrs. Farron and Baker are at the Alham
bra Theatre, San Francisco.
Miss Glynn will shortly appear at the Princ
esses’ Theatre, London.
Mr. W. B. Cahill is at the Theatre Royal,
Stockton-on-Tees, Eng.
The Royal Tycoon Japanese are at.tbe Olym
pic Theatre, St. Louis.
Mr. John E. Owens and company are in Cin
cinnati this week.
Mr. C. B. Bishop is at Ford’s Grand Opera
House, Baltimore.
Maggie Mitchell is underlined at McVicker’s
Theatre, Chicago.
Miss Rebecca Isaacs has returned to the En
glish lyrio stage.
Oliver Doud Byron is at Wood’s Theatre,
Brignoli has got an engagement at La Scala,.
Mrs. F. S. Chanfrau has gone to California.
Rubinstein plays in Baltimore on the 31st,
Walku ©aww.
Stand not upon the order of going
but go at once to the “Woodbine,” corner of Sixth
avenue and Thirteenth street, where you can enjoy
the best cooked chops, steaks, and game of every
kind, drink the most delicious liquors distilled, or
smoke a cigar that will make you forget you ever
knew trouble. The sight of tha jolly host, Mr.
James Nolan, Is of itself enough to drive dull care
Thehe is great excitement prevail
ing in regard to the discovery of precious metals in
Arizona and Colorado, but to view the finest jewelry
possible, including rings, pins, studs, brooches, gold
and silver v atches, etc., visit S. J. Delan’s, No. 357
Grand street.
“ Uneasy lies the head that wears
a crown,” is a remark of the immortal William’s
that does not suit all cases. For instance should the
crown be that of a hat purchased at Knox’s Em
porium, No. 212 Broadway, tha purchaser may rely
on his head being easy and comfortable at all times,
whether lying, walking, or standing. Knox’s crowns
are therefore invaluable.
“Never shall sun. that Morrow
see,” that can surpass him of No. 10 Frankfort
street or his assistants, in the art of shaving or hair
dressing. Shakspere wrote something like the abov a ,
but had he lived in Mobrow’s time he might have
been even more complimentary.
Whenever you read in the papers
of people attaining wonderfully old age and still re
taining possession of all their mental faculties, you
may at once conclude that the party named has been
in the habit of uaing the excellent wines, rums, gins,
old Keller whiskies, ales, porters or cigars, to be had
only at the well-known establishment of Messrs.
Weldon, Schenck & Co., No. 82 Park Bow, corner of
Beekman street.
For a First-Class Dress or Busi
ness Hat go to Espencheid, manufacturer, No. 118
Nassau street.
The San Juan Boundary question
has been satisfactorily arranged, and the rejoicings
at Harby Hill’s Varieties Theatre, No. 26 East Hous
ton street, is in consequence very great. Musio,
dancing and fun of every kind each night.
Sudden Death. —Andrew Rooko,
aged forty years, of No. 100 Oliver stroet, died sud
denly early yesterday
KTT?W tvwo a mzNirv
That relic of poor Lo (Indian Summer) has lately bean
our visitant, and now it has departed we are fairly
launched upon the tide of adversity in the sha'pe of
dreary rains and chilling winds. No two people seem to
agree upon the exact time when this delicious bit of the
year engages us; butwhe i it comes its presence is un
mistakable. Tue soft, hazy atmosphere, themellow san
light, tho calm air that broods so peacefully over earth,
breathing of the sweetness of Paradise, who nn.n ho do
c&ivcd tint has tasted of it! The season is now suffi
ciently far advanced for popular taste to have indioale.l
what shal njcy its favor for the brief period it clings
to any one fashion.
We have actually heard more than one of the beau
sox sigh for the happy times past when a good dress, if
worn a second season, did not eubjcol its wearer to well
bred stares from her fashionable set, whan dress was not
the all-engrossing topic of the feminine mind, and sim
plicity, not an overwhelming mass of ornamentation,
was considered elegance. Of course, these malcontents
were not over young, for the youth of the present are so
bred to extravagance they know of nothing else. The
rage for trimming is at its hight—so long as it is con
fined to rich materials it may be pardoned, but nothing
could be in worse taste when use! upon choap goods.
It is no longer necessary to confine the decoration of a
dress to one mode; the most wayward caprices are suf
fered, and P Jff g raffles, plaiting, lace, velvet and f;inge
are employed iu coajum tion upon one suit. At
we learn that satines, diagonals, and silks take a large
portion of trade—silks, because there is nothing to sur
pass them, and satines and diagonals, because they are
the latest modes. The standard price of satines is from
75 cents to $1 a yard, and in the dark plume, navy blue,
or invisible green, the effect equals that of silk. Of the
suits on exhibition, the following are most distin
guished :
A satine, in two shades, of sage color, made with two
skirts in the darker ruffled with the same, above which a
plain band of the lighter; basque, with continental
vest, trimmed with revers and cuffs of the paler shade.
A plum satine; underskirt encircled wjth a wide
kilt-pliided band, headed with a pointed flounce, bound
with velvet, two narrow bound ruffles on the overskirt,
and a Watteau basque finished with a frill.
A diagonal, in dark,bronze, with ruffled skirts, the
u;:per looped with a velvet sash. Lucca basque, cut
with a double point in the back, a velvet-faoad revers
turning from the right to the,centre seam; rovers in
front, and a silk vest.
A costume of black silk, the skirt ornamented with
three flat plaitings, bound with velvet, the middle one
being almost double the width of the others; these ter
minate under velvet bows, with sashes fastened at the
sides; the back has flounces extending to the waist;
Lucca basque.
A costume of sage silk, skirts flounced, the bottom of
each being cut out in points, and finished with netted
fringe. Basque to correspond.
Dinner drees of pale bronze, the front of the skirt
crossed with diagonal curves of velvet in a shade four or
five shades deeper; overskirt extending to tho sides,
and looped with a velvet sash finished with rich netted
fringe. Basque with continental vest, and facings gar
nitured with velvet.
Wide flounces are usually plaited, sometimes in box,
again in Watteau or kilt style; ruffles ara gathered, put
on scant, and when two or three are used, ths upper is
finished with a puff andjstanding frill. Polonaises are
still worn, but the demand for basques is much greater.
Camel’s haircloth is a first-class favorite with our ex
clusives, certainly not because it is beautiful any mora
than tho dingy, ugly-co’ored shawls imported of old, but
probably because it is expensive.
The loveliest shades of silk for evening wear are peaoh
blossom and eau de Ki'., trimmed with point applique;
the effect is ravishing. Tho specialties in the silk room
are the new colors in great variety, the best Lyons and
American black silks, ire l um fcrides in all the favor
ites, and a cheap line of siripes and checks for present
The fur department has opened with sets of mink,
Alaska sable, Hudson Bay and ermine for those of mod
erate desires, and for the exceptional, who like to get
among the hundreds in the way of dollars, there are the
sea otter, silver fox, seal skin and Russian sable: the
first two are the richest furs ever brought to thia mar
ket, and as soarce as they are beautiful. Alaska sable
enjoys great popularity, and its appearance is suflluiont
ly handsome to warrant ih Mink is expensive, and the
best wears light in time, while the Alaska, as it costs
only about half as much, if it does get shabby, can be
replaced. Every lady is beginning to think she must
have a seal skin jacket. European belles delight in
When we consider the untiring exsrtio s
has made to render his store, corner of Sixth avenue
and Nineteenth street, a superior family resort,
we are not surprised to see a genuine success following
thorn. Continued patronage is only given where it i s
deserved. Tne family trade is peculiar; it requires
close study, never-failing courtesy, extensive resources
and reliability, all of which Mr. Meares has at his com
mand. The transient trade follows the fancy of the
moment, and goes where it lists; the eye is caught by a
color, a trick of arrangement, or an odd caprice; but for
family wants a wide field must be kept, in order for con
stant demand, and the goods give the satisfaction in
every point which shall make the customer a friend.
Tins is the particular*line here carried out.
The fall stock of silk% dross goods, laoes. shawls and
cloaks is am je and elegant. The basquinss or sacks in
cloth and drap d'ete, with divided cape falling over the
shoulders, are the most fashionable wraps for present
wear. Mr. Meares’advertisement of prices in our col
umns will satisfy the reader that his terms are moderate
and often unrivaled.
It has been wonderful since the grand Fall opening,
ihrongs. day after day surging through
’ y»did store.
Tne inhabitants of our fine
. .. . . , —hore splen-
dors spring up as if conjured from Aladdin’s famous
lamp, see so much they often forget to admire; but this
Bazaar seems to be a never-dying denguv f a i rer
portion. Its proprietor extends the generous, cordial
invitation to the publio to come and see what magic the
power of business oan work, whether the vi«it is made
with the intent to buy or not.
Many who detest shopping because they are sensitive,
and feel conscious as if guilty of a fault when they can
not decide upon the instant what or which it is best to
purchase, who like to consider and yet feel it necessary
to know, as a guide to their plans, what is in the market,
that their choice may prove a durable, not a momentary
pleasure, accept this call with extreme gratitude. The
lady who is wearied from a long journey, and there are
many, for the reputation of this attractive mart has
traveled far and wide in the suburban districts, and cus
tomers from the country are as numerous in proportion
as those from the city, can rest upon a side lounge free
from intrusion, and thus take time to collect their
thoughts before beginning business. From the term
Bazaar, which has been generally conceded to this estab
lishment, people involuntarily seem to expect more than
from a place of trade from whose size and capacities
they simply call a store. This Eastern phrase, as we
take it, implies extent, variety, and sight-seeing where
trading bee o nes a pleasure instead of a common-place
business matter; where, if a friend is encountered, a
comfortable sofa out of the way of the bustling crowd
invites a lote-a-Mf:; where you can exercise your o>vn
tweet will o.’ wanderii g eboufe without being dunned at
to spend.
Mr. Mecy has most handsomely fulfilled this idea.
Here are the lounges, the bay window, and the with
drawing room; here is the variety oomprise a in tho
many departments of trade, carried on under one roof,
and as to eiaht-seeing! Lovers of the beautiful in art
look to the bronzes rich in their dark, sombre browns, or
luetrous in mellow gold ; the finest of French and
Vienna wares, each of which embodies an artist’s mood
for strength, grace, tenderness or poetry. In bisque
there are the sweet sentiments of youth to make us for
get our growing age, and the lovely nymphs and chil
dren in Parian to transport us to an imaginary Arcadia.
In small bronzes, the newest fancies are birds—falcons,
herons or parrots in plumage of soft gold tinted with
green, m that perfect way which makes a color seem to
be a part of the object, instead of an artificial addition.
Had wo time to specify, how much space we might de
vote to this point tdons!
Mr. Maoy, who not only thinks, but works to keep the
proper spirit in his enterprise, is his own foreign buyer,
and when his expedition is ended, and his store rooms
are filled, can say, with truth and pleasure, that all the
chief centres of Europe are worthily represented in his
building. Tnore are but two novelties to which we shall
allude, one in the housekeeping department, a bed,
which closes like a small settee, and is very desirable to
those who are limited in accommodations, and a doll—a
beauty with the loveliest eyes—the price of the head
alone being $6 63. The book section has been enlarged
so as to contain everything new in this line as soon as
published. All orders are supplied—a most desirable
item to remember, and it includes stationery of the
latest fancy. An ingenious method for teaching chil
dren to draw is here shown, tho price of which is merely
If it is not too early to broach the subject of holiday
gifts, we will suggest that the resources are ample. The
delicate scent of Lubin’s best, the fragrance of Russia
leather in itemost attractive forms, the exquisite tints
of jardinieres, the sheen of sumptuous fans, haunt ua
with a subtle influence like that of a happy dream. In
one respect Mr. Macy has rendered his bazaar unrivaled.
Everything is exposed to such an excellent light, decep
tion in purchasing is impossible.
This theme brings us to Johnson, Burns & Co., cor
ner of Union square and University place, where the
lovely “Maze” and “Queen of Cashmere” have orea'ted
a furore of admiration. Another edition of exquisite
trimmed millinery awaits description.
The Orienta, a combination of three shades in the
wondrous peacock green.
A Regatta shape, composed of sea greens beautifully
The Cecilia, a lovely idea in the new shot velvet.
The Maze, in the delicious plum color, and the Mystic,
in black velvet, with fine, rare jet ornaments, are but a
few of the large assortment.
None of the gaudy tints aro employed for bonnets.
Peacock green is held in high estimation, but the
bronzes, black and plum are more generally preferred.
The stock of flowers and feathers is unsurpassed, as
usual, in quantity and quality. As either of these gar
nitures in poor qualities would spoil the prettiest chapeau,
this firm use the good judgment to import nothing but
the best in elegant styles, that any lady of refined taste
might be satisfied to wear.
The Fall millinery displayed at L. Binns’, No. 577
Broadway, is presented in the most attractive modes.
Distingue colors for the promenade, carriage or opera—
rare marine tints, luscious browns, and numerous black
velvets, make up $ handsome stack, marked at low
prises. f
The new arrivals to Mb. John Lacey’s assortment of
are very beautiful, as al 1 visitors to his warerooms, Nos.
171 and 173 Sixtn avenue, can testify. Their moderate
price list is an equally pleasing fact.
O’Farrell, of No. 2CO Eighth avenue, has determined
to offer great bargains, this season, in carpets, bedding,
and furniture.
Dealt & Cunningham, Nos. 381 and 385 Third ave
nue, would be delighted to see any of their old friends
who purpose refurnishing, and would give a cordial wel
come to all new comers.
J. G. Fischer & Co., No. 14 Fourth avenue, are open
ing fresh goods, to which attention is specially called.
The well-known carpet emporium, No. 123 Bowery,
usurps a large portion of the local trade. Its proprietors
nro very fair in their representations of goods, willing to
guarantee, and to sell at popular prices.
f Mitol glntW.
The Registry in this City.
The following are the total number of voters reg
istered in this city:
Assembly Dist. Oct. 2oth. Total Registered.
1 985 6 548
2 733 5.486
3 672 4,937
4 849 7,285
5 1,034 7 437
6 747 5,190
7 1,070 6,1)37
8 1,580 8,789
9 1,049 7,773
10 1,198 6.466
11 1,143 7,562
12 858 6,219
13 883 6,637
14 801 4,917
151,183 8,122
161.123 7,601
171 459 9.925
18 987 7,256
19 650 4,081
201,717 10,469
211 440 10,073
22,161 148,810
Number of voters registered on October Bih, 16'h,
and 25. h, 126 649. Registered yesterday, 22,161.
Total number registered, 148,810. Total last year,
Although the Republican candidate for Congress
in the Ninth District, David B. Mellish, has never
run for any office, we are pleased to learn that iho
canvass has developed hosts of friends for the nom
inee, particularly among the more respectable and
energetic class of young men, who are supporting
him with an enthusiasm equal to that which any
candidate has ever evoked in the District. Mr. Mel
lish says that next to the love of woman is the friend
ship of man, and that whatever the result may be,
the persona! interest manifested in his success wi.l
ton thousand times repay him for all the toil and vex
ation of the canvass. We hope ho will succeed as
well as ho deserves. He is honest, industrious, and
and thoroughly qualified for the position, and we are
assured ho wiL re.elve not only the full parly vote,
but the support of the typos and members of the
press of the city, with whom he has been bo long as
sociated, and among whom he is so favorably known.
Local Notes.
The Democrats and Liberals of the
Twentieth Assembly District (Nineteenth Ward), have
put Isaac Sommers in nomination for Assistant Al
derman. We are pleased to see the Democracy put
in nomination tlioirbest men, because lb assures us
of honest officers no matter which party is success
ful. Mr. Sommers is as good a nomination as the
Democrats could have made. We think his Republi
can opponent will beat him, as the Nineteenth Ward
is pretty sure to go Republican this year; but that
will be no discredit to Mr. Sommers, wbo will more
than hold his own with the rest of his ticket. He is
personally popular with men of all parties in his dis
John D. Lawson, the Republican
candidate for Congress in the Eighth D ser.c , is
a gentleman worthy the vote of every elector in iff©
district. He is capable and honest; a gentleman ac
quainted with the needs of this great port; a man
who bears the respect of all who know him, and as a
lawgiver would reflect credit on his constituents.
He should not be defeated through laziness on the
part of his friends. He will undoubtedly poll the
entire Republican vote, and can share the Demo
cratic if his claims are but properly presented.
At a meeting of the Twenty-first
District Assembly James O’Brien Association, on
Friday night, the Hon. Wm. A. Darling, Republican
candidate for Congress, was unanimous y nominated
and indorsed. The young men of the Tenth Con
gressional District of both parties favor the election
oi Mr. Darling.
Theodore E. Tomlinson presents
himself as an independent candidate for Assembly in
the Fourteenth D strict. He has issued a card to the
electors of the district, calling on them to vote for
him, and thaioby break up the caucus system. He
promises that he will make a vigorous canvass.
Michael J. Bannon is the candidate
of the Apollo Hall Democracy for Assistant Aiderman
in the Twenty-first Assembly District. His friends
are making great exertions in his behalf.
Brooklyn Politics.
Brooklyn, Oct. 26,1872.
The pickets Lave been called in; the long roll has
ceased. There is now the last brief pause which
precedes the beginning of the action. The total
figures of Registry in Brooklyn are not an
nounced; but the rush was large. As in the depart
ure of a steamboat, there is the inevitable last man
with his carpet-bag. The vote of Kings County will
be not far from 70,000 on election day; and if the
old, stiff-backed Democrats were satisfied with the
condition of things, another &,000 might havo boon
added. But as the day approaches, as Liberal after
Liberal is added to the list of local nominations,
which they are expected to swallow, the veteran
soldiers of the garrison of this vaunted Gibraltar
show lively signs ui
in round hundreds, of majorities by Wards in
Brooklyn, gives the Grant column a majority of 500.
Ward. Grant. Greeley. Ward. Grant. Greeley.
1 100 .... 13 700 ....
2 430 14 700
3 600 .... 15 2:0
4 200 .... 16 1,000
5 1,000 17 300
6 1,000 18 100
7 500 .... 19 200
8 300 20 900
9 200 21 400
10 st‘o 22 100
11 300 ....
12 800 T0ta1.... 5,500 5,000
Majority for Grantsoo
In the above, after allowing 1,000 votes for the
couleur de rose of the calculator, the fight looks an
even one. This, it will be observed, is on Greeley,
who, with the exception of Kernan, will lead the
Democratic advance. Fenton’s son-in-law, Depew,
will be beaten out of sight by Robinson. Not five
Democrats in a dozen but will scratch him. He will
come to the scratch, and there he will stay I
The Repupiicans made one serious mistake. On
all the local tickets there is not a German name to be
found. The enemy might have profited by this, but
did not. On the contrary, they also cowed, and gave
the Germans a cold cut. Thus the German contin
gent was taken from the field.
As an offset to this mistake the Opposition have
made a heap. Their local ticket is far below tho de
cent average. Even the Eagle cannot recommend it
to the voters, and counsels all sorts of change of
front. Military indecision and maneuvering in the
face of the enemy, is not good generalship, as the
Eagle well knows; yet it advises such a course, thus
showing the desperate condition of things. As the
field now shows up, not a Democrat on the county or
city ticket will escape the Republican triumph. Even
Reynolds, for City Judge, is more likely to follow the
triumphal car. a captive, than si t upon the bench.
In Ward matters the Coalition are distressingly
unfortunate. For tho most part their candidates are
unworthy of a public trust, and if now and again a
good man has succeeded in getting the nomination,
his chances of success are seriously jeopardized by
some wretch of a stump candidate. From all that a
close examination of tho field can gather, it is safe to
say that the Republicans have the best chance of
carrying the Board of Supervisors.
The Board of Aidermen will probably be Demo
cratic by a small majority. The men who will be
elected are for the most part those who are ignorant
of city affairs, and whose only recommendation is
that they keep a gin mill or own a number of men
who do. Beyond a doubt, any fair man who is ac
quainted with the candidates will find the average
much lower than usual, which is saying a great deal.
The decent men who may be elected among them will
shine out exceptionally bright by contrast.
The Jeffersonian Democrats have put up a good
ticket, whica the Eagle is trying to get them to with
draw. There is very little chance of its succeeding.
The Demccratic voters will give the Jeffersonian
nominations a raasonaoly strong support, enough to
enable tho Republican ticket to clevely carry the
Last Summer, Assemblyman Dominick H. Roche,
stabbed and came within a hair’s breath of killing
Henry Corr, one of the Commissioners of Charities.
Roche has been re-nominated by the regular Democ
racy, and Corr thrown overboard. Stabbing and not
being stabbed is a Demacratic recommendation for.
Aiderman Dunne, of the Sixth Ward, recently
charged with stuffing ballot-boxes a year since, has
been re-nominated in the Ward where Thomas Kin
sella, Demas Barnes, Winchester Britton, and James
Troy, reside. It is a very melancholy illustration of
the filthiness of local Democratic politics.
John C. Jacobs, six times in the Assembly, has
been renominated. He began poor enough, has em
ployed himself in no regular business for some
years, and yet is reputed wealthy. He was one of
the earliest howlers for the Greeley rehabilitation,
is now blatant for Reform; but, as usual, all the
time for Jacobs. Last year it was arithmetic, not
votes, which gave him a certificate of election.
Hosts of Democrats will not vote for him a and were
this not a United States Senatorial year, would sup
port his opponent.
The Jeffersonians claim to have six thousand
votes. If they show an aggregate of half of that in
the county, the Democratic nomineeswill be where
the world was on the forty-first day of the flood
under water.
The Republican nominees are in the main good
men. At least their election will not be an open
shame. Yours truly, Squibbel.
The Horse Plague in Jersey.—The
hotse disease has spread to such an extent through
out Jersey City during th? past week, as to seriously
interfere with business, particularly among the
large Particularly is this the case
with Colgate & Co.; the sugar house firms; Messrs.
Gross & Larrett, public carmen at the Cunard docks;
the Adams Express Company; and in nearly all of
the livery stables. As yet lhe disease is usually in a
term. »a4uo fat&l topwtol.
There was a smaU calendar yesterday, and the
Court got through at 11:30 A. M. The audience was
much slimmer than usual. Seveial cases of assault
and battery were rapidly disposed of.
Edward Waters, attired in gorgeous array, was ac
cused of stealing sl3 from John Schaffer, his em
ployer. The case was really one of embezzlement.
Mr. Schaffer swore that Waters collected the money,
and spent it. Counselor Abo Hummel contended, in
a clever argument, that the offense was not, as
anAgfid. one of larceny, but of embezzlement. The
Court so deciding, the prisoner was discharged.
A very pretty .girl of about sixteen Summers,
named Julia Williamson, was accused of stealing a
small parcel of clothing. She was eloquently defend
ed by Counselor Abe Hummel, who secured her ac
Thomas Meehan, a.coachman, in the employ of J.
P. Cunningham, of Fifth avenue, was charged with
assaulting James Eagan, a groom, formerly in the
employ of John Jay, Minister to Austria. The diffi
culty first arose between the pair at Newport, dur
ing the last Summer, and was suddenly sprung up
again, a few days ago, when Meehan made a pretty
vigorous assault upon Eagan, and battered his head
pretty roughly. Counselor Abe Hummel appeared
ior the prisoner, and so ably defended his client that
the Court promptly acquitted him.
Several persons were fined for cruelty to animals,
and violation of the Health Laws.
At the meeting of the Board of Health on Wednes
day, the question of the monopoly exercised by the
Manhattan Odorless Excavating Company was taken
up. A memorial was presented by the boss night
soil scavengers, complaining that they had had their
business—which had yielded them a fair living, and
in which they had invested many thousand dollars—
taken away and given to a monopoly. There was
another memorial, signed by two hundred laborers,
setting forth that they had been thrown out of em
ployment by the action of the Board, and asking the
latter to rescind its action. The memorials were re
ferred to the Sanitary Committee, who gave the
complainants a hearing on Friday. A memorial in
favor of continuing the monopoly in tho hands
where it is at present, and purporting to bear the
signatures of three thousand citizens, was present
ed. This also was referred to the Sanitary Commit
tee. The Secretary of the Board read a communica
tion from the Clerk of the Board of Assistant Aider
men, inclosing a resolution passed by the Board, in
quiring by what authority the Board of Health
transferred tho business of cleaning vaults, &c.,
from the regularly licensed night scavengers, and
placed it in tho hands of one or two individuals.
The communication was referred to the Committee
on Laws and Ordinances.
A large number of affidavits were also presented,
setting forth that the work of the Manhattan Com
pany was improperly and imperfectly done, and
these were also referred to the Sanitary Committee.
A complaint was received from John J. Byrne, of
No. 149 Bank street, setting forth that tho Manhat
tan Odorless Excavating Company overcharged him
in an outrageous manner for cleaning out a vault on
his premises. He alleged that the company sent
him in a bill for removing four hundred cubic feet,
and he had since ascertained that one hundred and
fifty-five feet was all that should have been charged
for. This complaint was referred to the Committee
on Permits for investigation.
Already there appears a disposition on the part of
the Board of Health to treat the scavengers with
greater consideration. The error which they com
mitted in creating a monopoly can be remedied by
them, and it is to be hoped that no sense of pride
will keep them from doing justice to men who have
been deprived of the means of making a livelihood.
Something over three months ago one Alfred C.
Lagrave, who had been carrying on business for
nearly two years previous in Broadway near Canal
street, was suddenly missing, and as it was ascer.
tained that he had disposed of • nearly all his goods,
it was certain that he had
for the purpose of fleecing his creditors. A meeting
of the latter was held, and the subject was thoroughly
canvassed in secret. Enough leaked out, however,
to make it certain that the total amount of the goods
which he had obtained on trust disposed of, and
pocketed the proceeds, would exceed
Strong efforts were made to keep secret the names
of the victimized firms, but many of these also leaked
out. Among other firms victimized were the follow
ing: Dammerg and Co., $19,000; Lemmer, Way &
Co., $6,000; Vanderhoff & Reilerg, $4,000, and others
for similar amounts. The victimized firms were in
nearly every case dealers in dry goods, hosiery,
laces, fancy goods, etc. It was soon ascertained that
Lagrave was accompanied in his flight by a woman,
and actress, with whom he had become Infatuated"
Tne pair wore Ibuutl to Have tuKeu a steamer bound,
for one of the French ports, and they had probably
gone to Paris to spend Lagrave’s swindling proceeds
in and about the. gay capital.
Tho offense with which Lagrave was charged comos
" UUi “ Extradition Treaty, and
it was therefore resolved to send a detective after the
fugitive swindler. This was done. Private detective
Moonev was sent to Paris, and soon succeeded in
finding the man of whom he was in search. Ho was
taken into custody, and tho necessary papers being
procured through the American Legation, tho pris
oner was taken to Havre, placed on the steamer
Washington, and with his captor was soon
to the scene of his swindling exploits, and to faoe his
angry and defrauded creditors. Sheriff Brennan had
been informed of the capture and expected arrival of
Lagrave, and had been requested to have officers on
hand when the steamer arrived. Accordingly, Jud
son Jarvis, Chief of the Order of Arrest Bureau, and
Deputies Gale and Erbe, proceeded yesterday to
Pier 58, and on the arrival of the steamer, boarded
her, and took Lagrave to the Sheriff’s office. Ha had
already been indicted on several complaints made by
his victimized creditors, and Sheriff Brennan an
nounced that he would be satisfied with not less
than $40,000 bail. This the accused was unable to
procure, and ha was accordingly removed to Ludlow
street Jail.
The strange epidemic which has affected more or
less nearly all the horses in the city and suburbs,
would seem to be abating somewhat. There have
been very few fatal cases, and it is the opinion of
many experienced horse men that, with the advent
of fine, clear weather, the disease would disappear
almost as rapidly as it has developed. Some of the
have been seriously inconvenienced, but not to the
extent that many of the newspapers have said.
The Twenty-lhird street line of stages are the only
ones which have entirely hauled off. The Ninth ave
nue cars are only running at long intervals; and the
Broadway and Seventh avenue line have discon
tinued running on their Broome street branch for
the present.
The disease is not increasing in the Second
avenue railroad stables, and the sick animals are
improving; only seven cars have thus far been taken
off. The disease is rather severe in the Third avenue
stables; the number of cars running to,day is fifty,
six less than usual.. Reports from the Tenth avenue
stables are about the same as on Friday. Eleven
cars have thus far been taken offi At the Sixth
avenue stables matters are no worse than on Friday,
and the same remarks may apply to the Eighth
avenue. Both companies have a large number of
animals affected more or less, but it has not been
found necessary to further decrease the number of
trips, and both companies were- running as many
cars as they did on Friday.
Adams Express Company have only 20 horses out
of their stock of 200 unable to work, and yesterday
they were running tho usual number of wagons with
their own horses.
The reports from the other companies are favor
able. Many of the worst cases have entirely recov
ered, and there is a very general improvement.
are not using anything like their usual number of
horses. Many of them say that they would not risk
their teams in tho weather of the past two days, be
lieving it would almost certainly cause the death of
the poor animals who are in any way affected by tho
disease, but should the weather ba clear on Mon
day, they will have nearly their entire, force out.
Killed on the Railroad.—About
three o’clock, yesterday afternoon, John Curran, e
Jeweler, who was walking on the New Jersey rail
road, near the Point of Rocks, was struck by the
locomotive attached to a freight train, and was liter
ally torn to pieces. The man was seen by the en
gineer, who sountled the whistle, but tho stranger
paid no attention to the warning, audit is thought he
may have boon deaf. The bqdg was removed L the
it, Jersey OTSUUQ.
Oh ! Very Improper Persons,—At
the Special Sessions, a few weeks ago, Dr. Alexander
er was placed on trial on a charge of abandon-
Iv.TL'. “PP eill ' s from tho evidence that ho has
ed his wife three or four limes since their
vpir^ ase ‘ wllic h unhappy event took place four
the Dontn boarded at her brother’s house,
On the f r V \ hat time be!ng to support her.
On too trial, ln a detenso was that his brother-in
law s house was an Improper place for Lis wife and
child to live in, as ho (tho aforesaid brother-in-law)
was interested in the lottery business and a faro,
bank. When asked by Justice Dowling if either of
these games were played in their house, he answered
in the negative. Now, as the doctor has discovered
that his brother-in-law’s house is an improper placer
for his wife and child to live in, he cannot do less
than support thorn respectably somewhere else. II
be doesn’t, ungracious people may think his excuse
exceeding thin.
Fatal Accident at a Banner Rais
ing.—List evening a banner was raised at the inter
section of Roosevelt and Water streets. An unknown
man went on the roof of a house adjoining and at
tempted to cast off one of the ropes which held tho
banner. The chimney to which it was fastened gava
way and fell on the pavement. Thomas Mangin,
aged twenty-two, of No. 59 Cherry street, was struck
on the head by some of the falling bricks, and ren
dered unconscious. He was borno to the Park Hos
pital, and died in a short time. Eugene Sullivan,
aged nineteen, of No. 347 Water street, was seriously
injured. He was taken to the Park Hospital. Sev
eral other persons were slightly injured.
Suicide Of a Frenchman by Shoot
ing-—W. Bouchy, aged 38 years, a native of Franco,
and by occupation a blacksmith, committed suicide
yesterday, in his room at No. 100 Greene street, by
shooting himself in the left side with a pistol. De
ceased had been in poor health for a long time, and
had become very despondent in consequence. Ho
bad expressed bis intention of going to France as
soon as his healih would permit. Undoubtedly ho
took his life while temporarily insane from brooding
over his illness. Coroner Schirmer will hold an in
quest. The parents of deceased have been commu
nicated with.
A Church Anniversary.—The old
John street Methodist Church, between Nassau and
William streets, will celebrate its one hundred end
fourth anniversary to-day by a love feast, sermons in
the morning and evening, and a reunion of former
pastors and members of the church. The Rev. J. B.
Merwin will preside at the love feast at 9 o’clock A.
M. The sermons will be by the Rev. Dr. Newman in
the morning, and tho Rev. J. M. Reid in the evening
Bishop Janos is expocted to have charge of the cele
bration. The reunion will tako place at 2 o’clock
P. M.
Alleged F alse Registration. —Tim
othy Norton was arrested yesterday morning on com
plaint of Mr. Patrick Mack, an Assessor of tho Fourth
Collection District, who charges him with having
registered his name as a voter in two election dis
tricts of the Third Assembly District. Mr. Mack, in
his affidavit, says that Mr. Norton registered his
name twice; that in one election district he said ho
lived at No. 41 Now Bowery, and in another at No. 39
New James street. Ee was taken before Commis
sioner Shields, who held him in SI,OOO bail to appeal
for examination.
Served. Um Right.—A young and
gentlemanly statue, who adorns Broadway with his
impudence and his dyed mustache, insultel a pass
ing lady yesterday. She turned and slapped him in
the face, and then poked him well in tho ribs with
her parasol. Ho took to ignominious flight. If
women were to do this every time they ara insulted
in Broadway, by well-dressod ruffians, that thorough
fare would be soon rid of tho fellows who dis
grace it.
The First National Bank Bub
glary.—The third day of the trial of Chief of Police.
McWilliams and Detective Doylo of. Jersey City, on
Indictments for complicity with Proctor, Dennio and
Foloy in the First National Bank burglary, was con
tinued yesterday. Considerable evidence was taken,
but) nothing bearing materially against the accused
was brought out. The case will be continued on
Reception to Washbubne.—By the
next Bremen steamer, the Hon. E. B. Wash burn e,
U. 8. Minister to France, will arrive. Arrangements
have been made to receive the gentleman on his ar
rival in tho bay, and to give him 3 public dinner.
He deserves the compliment. His conduct as a
Minister—especially during the Franco German war
—reflected credit on the American name.
Changes in the Police Department.
—The following changes have been made in the
Police Department: Roundsman John H. Smith,
transferred from tho Twelfth to tho Thirtieth Pre
cinct; Roundsman John Wassnor. from tho Thir
teenth to tho Fifth; and Roundsman Francis P.ott,
from tho Sixth to the Tenth Precinct. There were
also about a dozen patrolmen transfer;©!.
Gold Mine in New Jersey.—A
quantity of gold was unearthed on the Palisades by
a small force of impromptu miners, yesterday. Con
sequently, companies are already being formed for
extensive operations west of Hoboken. There will
boa few people slay away from church to-day to
take a look at the Jersey mines.
Arbfsit of a Female Shoplifter.—
Yesterday afternoon a New York shoplifter, giving
the name of Mary Wilson, was arrested for stealing
three coats from the People’s Clothing Store, No. 12
Newark avenue, Jersey City. A man supposed to bo
an accomplice, made his escape.
Notice to Poll Clerk*. Tho
Board of Police at a meeting he’d yesterday, re
solved that, unless those persons who havo been se
lected as poll clerks appear and qualify on or before
Tuesday, 29th ins'., oiher persons will be selected to
fill thoir places.
On a Discovery.—James Johnson
was arrested* last evening for disorderly conduct.
He tried to see whether the brick in his hat or a bar
room door was the hardest. He found, however,
that a policeman’s club wasn’t a soft thing to havo
on the head.
Fatal Fall from a Window.—Eliza
Henkel, aged 6 years, fell from the window of No.
225 Second street, on Friday, and died yesterday
from the injuries then received. C roncr Herrmann
will hold an inquest.
A Severe Sentence. — On Friday,
in tho General Sessions, John Warren was convicted
of robbing, in company with two other men, John
Stanville of $2 65. Warren was sentenced to State
Prison for ten years.
Run Over.—Ann Mullaly, aged for
ty years, of No. 45 Mott street, was run over yester
day at the Bowery and Bayard street, by .a ,wagon
driven by an unknown man. and seriously injured-
She was taken to Bellevue Hospital.
One of the finest games which has been played on-tho
Union Ground this season ws witnessed .on Tuesday,
It was third championship game between the Eok
ford and Boston clubs, and. on its merits, ought to havo’
been witnessed by one of the largest assemblages of
spectators of the. year. Few persons, however, consid
ered it worth while to attend, as the two previous games
between those clubs proved to be so one-sided that no
interest was felt in them. The Eckford boys appeared
to be unusually animated by tho fact that .Zettlein was
going to pitch for them, and they supported him nobly
in tho field, a bad throw by Holdsworth to Swandell—
which, however, was quite excusable-being the. death
blow to their chance of success, as it gave the . Bostons
three runs. Had it not been for this unfortunate mis
hap the Eckfords would have been credited' with one of
the handsomest victories obtained by any professional
club this season. The Bost ons, too, played a magnifi
cent game in the field, but they found th? ‘ 6 Charmer”
a very difficult man to bat. The game was a most ex
citing one throughout, and wai only won at the finish by
a mere scratch. The Bostons have been several times
this teason in a tight place, from which a slice of luck
has extricated thtm; but on few occasions have they
been harder pressed than they were on this one. Tho
following is the score:
Inningsl| 2| 3| 4 | 5 | 6| 7| 8| 9 | Tola\
Eckfordll II 0 1 3 1 0 1 11 0 o’ i 0 —3~
80.rt0n... o|o|o|3 | 0 | 0 I 0 |1 | 4
Umpire—Mr. Ferguson. Runs earnel-^-Eokford, 1;
Boston, 0. Time of game—'One hour and twenty min
On Monday, the fourth game of the championship
series between the Eckford and Atlantic Clubs was
played on the Union, ground, Williamsburgh. The at
tendance was not a very numerous one, but the game
was extreme'y well played, on the Atlantic side espe
cially. Barlow and Burdock did good batting for the
Atlantic njn-p. but few of the Eckfords appeared to ba
able to punish. Britt,s pitching. The following is ths
Inningsll 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 [ 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | Total.
Atlantic"llo 1~1 II 0 1 1 1 "o 171 2 1-8
Eckford....o| o| 21 1| 0| 0| 0| 0| 01-3
Umpire—Mr. C, Mills. Runs earned—Atlantic, 5;
Eckford, 0.
A benefit match was played on the Union ground, on
Wednesday, between the old Atlantic caampion nine,
and the old Red Stockingntee. The weather was not at
all propitious, and thereiore tiie crowd which was pres
ent was not very large, although the players who were
engaged in the game deserve the greatest credit; for
their kindness in so readily volunteering their servi-cei
for the benefit of Mrs. Thake. The game was a veiy in
teresting one. and, though the players did nob at first
play so steadily and carefully as they might have done,
they soon became intensely interested in it themselves,
and struggled dQsperately for victory. After a most ex
citing -struggle, in which the Atlantics displayed all
their old batting power, victory peroaed once more on
the banner of the veteran Brooklynites-by the follow
ing score?
InnUiflfl. ........ 11 S | 8 | 41 0 | e, 1 V r | 8 | 9 | Total,
Atlantic7 |0 |4 I 7 1*0*4121 11 -12
feed Stockings.... 4 I o| o| ftl 2 1 l| 1| 11 11-ltt
Umpire—Mr. Clinton. Buns earned—Atlantic, 9;
1 Boston. 0. Time of gasifhour thirV

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