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goto mul (gunitf. (Notice.— For want or space many questions received remain unanswered for some time. Ea6h query, If legiti mate, will, in its turn, receive proper attention. We mu st request our correspondents to write plainly and state tneir wishes concisely, it they would receive concise answer. Many notes that are received are so nearly illegible that they'find tbeir way at once to the waste-basket.] An Old Reader. —We will again re seat the manner in which the murder of Samuel Adams by John 0. Colt was discovered, we trust the question will not be asked again for a long period: Samuel Adams was a printer and publisher, •who had charge of a work on bookkeeping which John C. Colt was about to issue. There existed be tween them a difference as to money matters, and Adams claimed the product of Colt s book in pay ment of moneys due. Colt occupied apartments on the second story of the building corner of Cham bers street and Broadway, and Adams called upon him on September 17th, 1841. An altercation was heard, and Adams was never again seen alive. His body was found packed in a box on the New Orleans vessel Kalamazoo, prior to her departure, and traced eonclusively to Colt. He was arrested and tried in January, 1825, in the Court of Oyer and Terminer. Judge Kent presiding. He was defended by Messrs. Dudley Selden, John A. Morrell, and Mr. Emmett, and the prosecution was conducted by the District Attorney, Mr. James 11. Whiting, and Mr. Janies Smith. Hb put in a confession, claiming that Adams had assaulted him, and that in a moment of ungov ernable rage he involuntarily killed him. His trial lasted twelve days, when ho was convicted and sen tenced to be executed on November 18th. On the forenoon of that day he was married in his cell in the Tombs to his mistress, Caroline Henshaw, in the presence of John Howard Payne, Louis Gaylord Clarke, and others. He was left for a time alone, and on the Sheriff, at a quarter past four, proceed ing to his cell, his dead body was found with a Spanish dirk plunged in his heart. At that moment a fire broke out in the cupola of the Tombs, biit it was soon suppressed. Colt’s body was buried in a vault in St. Mark’s Church. There was no explo sion on the vessel. Being delayed a week, the stench from the body attracted attention, and led t<? its discovery. Constant Reader.—“ln a game of Tour-handed binocle, each one for himself, at the and of a hand two of them are found to be out, although one was out before the other ere the hand was finished, but failed to call out. How is the game to be decided ? Is the one who failed to call out considered the winner of the game, or is the one who was out when the hand was finished, an equal winner ? Do the other two have any right to Bay that the game must be continued to a higher figure to decide it, or can the two winners (if you decide they are equal) compromise or play off the game as they choose ?” The two players who wore not out have no further say in the game. The two who were out, as is the usual way where the game is 1,000 points, would play until one of them made 3,200, each scoring from the original points he had made. To illustrate: Had one made 1,100 points, be could call out as soon as he made 100 points more, and if the other had made 1,050 points he could call out as soon as he had viding he made the 150 points before his opponent made the 100 points. The number of points which constitute a game is not always the same, but it is usual, where two players have neglected to call out when entitled to do so, to put the game at either two or three hundred more points than the original game, each player counting from the original points made, and the one making the required number under the new arrangement to call out. Amateur Printer.—lt would be uou louse for us to attempt to instruct you in a matter over which old, capable and experienced printers have bothered their brains for years. Amateur printers are not printers at all. All amateur me chanics and artisans are humbugs, We know of no trade which does not require years to acquire a command of, and we know of no trade which re quires a longer apprenticeship, more intellig* nee and more faithful study to master than that of job printer. Harry P.—We are not keeping ques lions on file. After we have written anything con cerning a Note and Query, the letter is thrown in the waste basket. Last week you asked us a ques tion about a game at cards without mentioning'the game, and this week you tell us the name of the game, but do not inform us what was the question that you asked. Next time you write give both the name of the game and the question. The second Jettor will follow the first—that is, go into the waste basket. Wm. H. and David MeC.—- Ist. The Crystal Palace, in this city, was opened for the ex hibition of the industry of all nations, on the 11th of July, 1853, and was destroyed by fire on the after noon of October 5, 1858. 2d. The steamer “ Great Eastern" arrived in the port of New York for the first time, on the 28th of June, 1860. The vessel xnade some half a dozen visits to New York after ward, and was engaged in the laying oi the Atlantic Cable in 18G6. ■Tjje Two Dutchmen.—We again as- Uert that decision about the question in the game of binocle to which you refer was correct. If you are specimens of the players of Dutchtown, to which you refer us for information, we must de cline seeking that section for a deeper insight into the game. We desire to learn from those who thoroughly understand its many intricacies. We cannot learn from those who know less than we do. Rest. — This correspondent writes: *• In answer to G. W. 8.. in last Sunday’s issue, 1 would suggest that he call at the rooms of Court Waverly, No. 7187, which meets the second and fourth Thursdays of each month, at No. 189 Bowery, second floor." Another correspondent, “J. H. B.,’’ says that G. W. B. can find Court Bloomingdale at 'the Grand Boulevard Club House, Broadway, be tween Seventy-fourth and Seventy-fifth streets. John Roche.—“ What was the date of the Croton Water celebration ?’’ The celebration of the introduction of Croton water into New York oc curred on the 14th day of October, 1842. In the pro cession, which marched up Bowery to Fourteenth street and down Broadway to the City Hall Park, it was estimated that there were 15,000 people. It was not the largest procession that New York has ever seen, but it was one of the very finest. C. Johnson.—A child of European parents born on the soil of the United States is a native-born citizen, and’endowed with all the rights of citizenship, whether his parents have or have not been naturalized. If any person who acted as poll clerk at any election whatever told you a different Story you can politely inform him from us that he is an as?. A man who does not know that our decision was correct is unfit to be a poll clerk. J. T. S.— The question which you put Las no connection with the regular game of euchre, but is related to one of the illegitimate offsprings Df that best of short-card games, euchre. In the game of railroad euchre if one partner goes alone, calling for his partner’s best card, and if one of the opposition, also calling for his partner’s best card, plays alone against the first lone hand and euchres It, he is entitled to four points. Wm. E. Douglas.—The following were the gentlemen who composed the Cabinet of Presi dent Garfield: James G. Blaine, Secretary of State: William Windom, Secretary of the Treasury; Robert T. Lincoln, Secretary of War; William H. Hunt, Secretary of the Navy: Samuel J. Kirkwood, Secre- . lary of the Interior; Thomas L. Janies, Postmaster- General; and Wayne McVeagb, Attorney-General. B. Pollock.—Mr. John Medole kind ly informs us, in answer to your question concern ing the laying of the corner-stone of Odd Fellows* Hall, as follows : “The corner-stone of Odd Fellows’ Hail, corner of Grand and Centre streets, was laid Juno 4th, 1846, and the hall was dedicated June 4th, 1847." Mr. Medole will please accept the thanks of the Dispatch for his kindness. A Subscriber. —The last performance given in the Broadway Theatre (on Broadway be tween Pearl and Worth streets) was on the 2d of April, 1859. The play was Shakespeare’s '• Antony and Cleopatra," and Mr. Edward Eddy was the Marc Antony and Madame Ponisi the Cleopatra. The de molition of the theatre commenced immedintely after April 2d, A Frenchman.—-Apply to the super intendent, and accompany, your application with written testimonials of your honesty and faithful ness irom business men, if it is in your power to procure such testimonials. Recommendations from business men have more weight than letters from politicians with superintendents of railroads. Frank.—The State of New York is principally bounded on the south by the Atlantic Ocean, Long Island being the most southerly part of this State, and on the north by Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River. The gentleman who dis puted with you has tried to make New York State throw a complete somersault. C. H. B. —Ist. The gentleman you in quire about is not a Commissioner of any Depart ment in this city. Wo believe he is connected with the Department of Public Works as a contractor. 2d. Wo cannot furnish back numbers of the Dis patch for more than one year. G. E. G.—We do not know where you could get the amount you ask for the copy of the old paper. Such papers are only valuable to his toric societies and men who delight in things anti quarian. Their value depends more on their scarcity than anything else. T. C. L.—The highest premium which gold reached during the war of the rebellion was 285—that is, $2.85 was paid in greenbacks tor SI.OO In gold. The highest premium was reached in .July. 1864, but gold only remained at 285 for about •cm day. Rose J.—ln the city of Auckland, New .Zealand, there are eight or nine papers published. A letter addressed to the publisher of the Evening standard. Evening Star, or New Zealand Herald will procure you a copy of any one of the papers named. • Holly Lyons. — Stephen Allen was •Mayor ol this city 1821-1823. He was not elected by (the people, he was appointed. The first Mayor of ithis city, elected by the people, was Cornelius W. ■’Lawrence, 110 served 1834-1837. * Constant Reader.—The House of Representatives has no voice in the forming of treaties between the United States and other na tions. That duty is confined, by the Constitution, to the President and the Senate. *' R. M. O.—Mr. Paul Bauer was tried for leasing his premises to persons who sold pools. Ho did not sell any pools, but, we understand, he received SSOO a month from the pool sellers for the privilege he gave them, Finest. —No applicant for appoint ment on the police is supposed to be perfect in ©very branch. If the general average is good the applicant may be appointed, if those in authority so desire. B. C. —The landlord can evict the tenant in cities without notice should he refuse to pay his rent, or if his lease has expired. Those 'who take farms on a lease are treated differently, Wm. N. M. — “In playing cribbage, what do a nine and four two spots count Th© count is twenty. That is. eight for fifteen twos and twelve for a double pair royal. R .G.—General Grant held the office of Secretary of War, ad interim, for a short period during the administration of Andrew Johnson. Smith. —We cannot tell you oi any one that desires writing done at night. Your best course woiftd be to advertise for the work. John T.—An unnaturalized foreigner cannot buy and sell real estate in the State of New York. CONTENTS OF INSIDE PAGES. SECOND PAGE: CONTINUATION OF “ WINNING HER INHERITANCE.’ MISTAKEN IDENTITY. BEATING THE COMPANY. THE BOOK AGENT. ATTACKED BY WEASELS. HUMOR OF THE HOUR. THE WEED. PICKLED CHINAMEN. AMERICAN FABLES. THIRD PAGE! MASONIC MATTERS: Be Ours To night to Sing; Confu fuslon; Scottish Rite Notes; Questions and Answers; A Good-by; Commandery News; Standard Chapter; Strict Observance Lodge; Orient of Syracuse; Per sonal ; The Earth is Cursed; Masonic Consecration in South Africa; Fraternity; Between Old Friends; La bor Exchange. SIXTH tAGE e TRUE WORTH. THE WHITE MAIDEN. TALKS WITH THE BOYS. A STUDY OF HANDS. THE DETROIT SOLOMON. LITTLE JACK’S STAR. THE KISSING SHADOWS. THE BAY MULE. THE OFFICE HE WANTED. INTERESTING MISCELLANEOUS MATTERS. SEVENTH PAGE; NEW ORLEANS, 1885. DOMESTIC SCHOOLS. BATTLE OF FAIR OAKS. BILL ARP ON FARMING. WORK OF THE PARIS POLICE. THE SCUDBERRY CASE. SYLVIA’S FEALTY. A NEW MAGDALEN. FRENCH SUPERSTITION. THREE SETS OF TEETH. OUR WEEKLY GOSSIP. NEW YORK, MARCH 29, 1885. r j?o advertisers. ADVERTISING IS TWENTY-FIVE CENTS A LINE IN THE NEW YORK DISPATCH. Owing to our large edition we are compelled to go to press at an early hour, hence ADVERTISEMENTS CAN NOT BF RECEIVED AFTER NINE O’CLOCK SATUR DAY EVENING. To Masonic Advertisers. Those desiring to advertise in our Masonic columns must have their advertisementgin our office BEFORE TWO O'CLOCK on FRIDAY AFTERNOON. No ad vertisement can be inserted on the Masonic Page after that hour. The NEW YOKK DISPATCH has a larg-er circulation than any other Sunday Newspaper pub lished in the United States. THE NEW ADMINISTRATION’S TROUBLES. Thus far the administration of President Cleveland has proceeded without serious hitches. Of course, nothing could well have occurred in the twenty days of its life to arouse adverse criticism, and we can only judge by the appointments as to what will be the policy on the Tariff question. To us it seems that the President inclines more to the views of Mr. Ran dall, which are conservatively Protective, than to the ultra Free Trade ideas of Carlisle, Morri son, and Watterson. Several of the gentlemen who have been appointed to important positions in the Internal Revenue service are known to be friends of Mr. Randall .and to have Protec tion leanings. The appointments have some what disgruntled the ultra Free Traders, and though there have been no outspoken denunci ations of the President’s course, there is con siderable low growling, which is liable at any moment to break forth in loud objection. It is likely that by the time Congress meets in next December the Protectionists and Free Traders of the Democratic party will be arrayed against each other, and we may expect some very lively debates. In Congress the Free Trade Democrats largely outnumber the Demo crats who are Protectionists; but with the as sistance of the Republicans Randall and his followers will be in a large majority, so that for two years there need be no fear of any violent change in the present Tariff laws. The conduct of Secretary Lamar in draping the buildings of the Interior Department with flags at half-mast on the occasion of the death of ex-Secretary Jacob Thompson has aroused considerable feeling, especially among veterans of the war. Jacob Thompson was certainly one of the least worthy of the men who fomented and took part in the rebellion. Though a sworn officer of tho government, holding confi dential relations with President Buchanan, yet when it was decided that the “Star of the West” should convey reinforcements and supplies to Fort Sumter, he telegraphed tho fact to the authorities of Charleston. The result was that when the vessel attempted to steam up to Fort Sumter she was fired upon from Fort Moultrie and a battery on Morris Island. With the exception alone of Secretary of War Floyd, no 'other officer of the government acted so basely in attempting to destroy the government he had sworn to defend as Jacob Thompson. And we think that Secretary Lamar showed, to put it mildly, very bad judgment and great dis regard for the feelings of the loyal people of this country when he paid honor to the memory of tho aroh-traitor Jake Thompson. It was not a stroke of good policy, either, for one of the members of a Cabinet representing a party which had but come into power after an absence from it of twenty-four years. We fear that President Cleveland will have trouble in hold ing in check ardent admirers of the “ lost cause” like Mr. Lamar. With the Tariff troubles among the Demo cratic members of Congress and the ardency of rebel sympathizers, it is likely that President Cleveland’s bed of office for some time will not be one of down. But if he possesses the iron will which his friends claim for him he will prove himself the master of the situation. To this end he has the best wishes of those who opposed his election as well as of those who. were his friends. THE FASHIONABLE DRINK. The growth of some evils, like vegetable fungi, is so imperceptible, yet so rapid, that we hardly note their appearance before they sur round us. Insidious attack is more dangerous than a thrice-armed open force, since a pre pared defense is impossible. Determined cour age is required to resist surprises, and it there is some scattering in dismay at first, the rally and the stern encounter are the more admira ble. Society is just now threatened with a craze, corresponding to a mania, that may result in the most serious injury to several important in dustries oi the country, beside doing away with some established institutions of ancient custom that have heretofore been deemed among the choicest of mundane delights. But a little while ago the matter was in such puny infancy, sensible people blandly smiled in condescend ing pity of the innnocent creatures who took kindly to it; but now after the fashion of the in fant Hercules, it is leveling all things before it. No one has ever made a vigorous (warfare against opium smokers, for the reason that their self-abasement did not involve in ruin others who were honestly and resolutely follow ing legitimate business in tho effort to gain a comfortable living. But the case is different with hot water drinkers, who maliciously in fringe upon the advantage of others without do ing themselves injury. Not many months ago a physician in this city, influenced by what mercenary motives does not appear, advocated the drinking of a cup of hot water either before going to bed at night or on arising in the morning, declaring it to be a natural stimulant and regulator of the stomach, and hence one of the best possible agents of health. The effect of such advice could be nothing less than its adoption, and experiments were made by all sorts and conditions of people. Singularly enough the prescription being gratis, the use of the tonic was found to be highly beneficial, producing results tho most satisfac tory and agreeable. Unfortunately, to give the innovation greater impetus, some very prominent people gave their testimony to the efficacy of the drink, and the use of hot water for purposes of internal bath ing has become a fashion—a fashion that is now alarmingly prevalent. At first glance few may perceive the perils confronting the interests of the general community, and fail to understand that the greater the individual benefits derived from the use of hot water the greater the de mand for a concerted opposition to the move ment on the part of a considerable proportion of the business public. The thing to be taken into account is the tendency of this new prin. NEW YORK DISPATCH, MARCH 29, 1885. cipie of hygiene. What will bo the consequences of its becoming more the rage ? Already a great many people drink hot water in place of coffee at breakfast, and a thing that can upset the national passion for coffee will regard none of our customs as sacred institu tions. May we not, therefore, find that it will invade the province of most other drinks. Its safety, its bracing properties, and the tingling sensation it sends briskly through the veins and along the nerves are qualities that recom mend it to all. Here, then, are encroachments against the prosperity of our trade with China, Japan and the Indies, and against that represen tative bulwork of our nationalj independence, tho whisky traffic. WHY SOME RENTS ARE HIGH. The social evil is an important factor in ruling rentals, particularly in tho Twenty-ninth Pre cinct. Houses are let for immoral purposes at prices that bar the respectable from looking at them with a view to leasing. Tho police may route out a house, but it is soon after relet lor the same purpose. The root of the evil, how ever, could be reached under tho code, by prosecuting tho landlord or agent, who is guilty of a misdemeanor in letting a house which is supported by immoral practices. By prose cuting the owners, tvho desire to get the great est interest for their money, no matter how, the social evil would be suppressed somewhat, and rents would not be quite so high. Last week, Madame Jane Durgiff, a Russian, with six of her fashionable lady company, Was brought before Justice Duffy, charged with keep ing a disorderly house, at No. 50 West Sixteenth street. The madame was questioned by the Justice as to the rent she paid. She said $4,000 a year, and had been there four years. Here were $16,000 paid as rent in four years for a piece of property that would fetch in the market but $20,000. A very high interest on the prop erty. Under the code the agent or proprietor is liable in letting the house for immoral pur poses. Why is either not prosecuted ? FASHION IN FEET. Since the publication in last Sunday’s Dis patch of an article on “Victims of Fashion,” a lady contributes an interesting letter to one of the daily papers anent the fashions and deform ity of the feet. She presents with directness the abuses of tho natural foot in the degeneration from beauty of form and strength of perfection to tho monstrosities hidden by the picturesque effects of the fashionable shoemaker. The compressions of narrow and sharp-toed shoes, causing a shifting of the line of gravity to unde fended portions of the foot, and the knots and bunions and corns effected by the use of the “juggernaut of cruelty,” are presented in away to dismay the belle who imagines she is beauti fying by torturing her ieet and to appal the beau, who looks with admiration upon the dainty covering of the agonized foot: “Instead of being allowed the same freedom as tho fingers to exercise the purposes for which nature Intended them, the toes are crampod together, and aro of little more value than if they were all in one; their joints enlarged, stiffened and distorted, forced and-paclced together, often overlapping one another in sad-confusion, and wantonly placed beyond the power of service.” Our fair analyst of pedal foibles asserts that it is a mistake to suppose, as many do, that high-heeled shoes promote an upright carriage of the body. Elevation of the heel thrusts the knee forward, that the disturbed equilibrium may be, in a measure, restored, and leads to the rounding of the shoulders and the ungrace ful, poked-forward bead noticeable with so many women and girls. A shrewd bit of characteristic femininity is settled in this para graph : “It is very hard to find any woman who will con fess that her shoes are too tight, too short, or too high-heeled. Her shoes are usually ‘miles too big,’ and hurt by their looseness. If women complain of lame backs or sore leet, they will be sure the shoes have no part in it, because women are not aware how they have departed Irom nature in this re gard.’’ The description of a perfect female foot calls for groat breadth and fullness of instep, a well worked great toe, a long second toe, and a small little one. The functions of motherhood re quire that a woman should have a strong, firm footing, yet how few women form their ideal to the perfect foot. “Many of the peculiar ailments under which women pass their days in invalidism—unhappy and miserable themselves and making others unhappy— would vanish or be greatly mitigated if they would but apply common sense to the selection of their shoes. It is very hard to persuade them to reform their habits on this point, but I have never known any woman who had learned the new comfort to go back to the old habit.” The feet cot only look smaller in tight and high-heeled shoes, but really become smaller, but it is at the expense of health, the cutting off’ the blood supply to the foot, and the forcing.the bones injuriously together. The trouble begins in childhood. It is even asserted that high heeled shoes worn by children have produced curvatures of the spine, and it is not incredible; and frequently the breaking down of girls at school is directly attributable to abused feet. •gSSSE£S£SCSSaRSESKBESSSS3EvESESS£S A Move in the Right Direction.— The world is gradually growing out of the in tense utilitarianism that made the lives of our forefathers dreary deserts of unadorned prac ticality. We are beginning to find out that there is something in this life higher and more worthy of men’s attention than simple money getting and ploasureless existence. Humanity has hidden in its breast a germ that right cul tivation, encouragement, and education will cause to spring up, bud, and blossom into that celestial flower, a perfect knowledge, appre ciation, and love of the purely beautiful. We are beginning to surround our children with things that awake in their young hearts faint odorful reminiscences of the ideally beautiful, from which they have been so shortly removed, and yet which are so vague and so easily erased by unlovely surroundings and tasteless edu cation. We hang the walls of our school-rooms with works of art, we adorn convenient niches with flowers and leaves; even tho trappings of the room, the desks, the ceilings, the text books themselves, aro artistically ornamented and tastily embellished. AU this is as it should be. The rising generation will be more capa ble of enjoying the loveliness of the world than we are. But there is yet one thing that must be added to the embellishment of our school rooms. We must have none but beautiful school-marms. The day of vinegary femininity wielding the ferule is over. Let us run schools governed only by the celestial fire that shines through beautiful eyes and the heavenly wis dom that is breathed out through the wing portaled, ruby-gated mouth of rapt, earnest, cultured, cleanly, well-dressed, maidenly, beau tiful women. If we can only place our children at the feet of such instructors, we shall live to see them develop into men and women of artistic sensitiveness enough to make their lives long, flower-lined vistas of happiness. Let us have, by all means, more pretty school marms. _ The Reasons Why.—The practice of actresses retaining their maiden names for thea tre uses after they are married, has often been criticised, not only because it is misleading, but also because some think it has an immoral tend ency. Many young men fall in love with some divinity of the stage, only to have their affection dampened by the after-knowledge that the charmer is a wife, oftentimes a mother, and straightway feel that they have been imposed upon. There are two reasons for the retention of the “ Miss.” The public finds youth and the single condition more fascinating than the mar ried state, and actresses know it, and the hus bands of actresses generally insist upon the use of some other name than their own. Most ac tresses would prefer the prefix “ Mrs.” and the use of their own names, but on the one -hand managers object that this would destroy one element of attractiveness, and on the other hand some husbands dislike having it known that they chiefly live on the salaries of their wives. The claim is sometimes made that there are no happy marriages in theatrical life, sim ply because we hear all about the unfortunate alliances and very little of the compatible rela tions. But, as a matter of fact, the public life of comparatively few actors and'actresses is permitted to invade the home and private life. It is singular that there should exist a belief that human nature is less a fact on the stage than off it, unmindful that it is the person, not the profession, that indicates differences .of Suppression of Vice.—Strong efforts are being made to urge the English govern ment to take stringent means for the protection of girls who are enticed into a life of prostitu tion at tho very earliest age. The parties inter ested state that the scandal has been steadily increasing of iato years, and that the condition of the Strand, Charing Cross, and Haymarket is a disgrace to the metropolis. It is stated that some girls, not much over twelve years of age, have walked these thoroughfares for over five years. The deputation has been encouraged to continue their efforts, and the government promised to take the matter into earnest con sideration. It is believed that the procuring of young girls for base purposes has become a matter of regular and continuous traffic, not confined to any one Country, the practice being rather to entice English girls to Holland or Paris, and Dutch girls to London, as tho differ ence of language and absence from friends makes exposure less likely and retreat more difficult. Mayor Grace and Tammany Haul. — Tho World in one of its characteristic cock-and bull stories announces that steps are being ta ken which will ultimately result in the abdica tion of tho leadership of Tammany Hall by John Kelly, and that Mayor Grace will be selected as Mr. Kelly’s successor. Such silly rot deserves no notice whatever. When thinking persons consider tor a niomoe* k now r jji cu i oua such a step would be they will readily understand the truth of our assertion. Mayor Grace owes his political success to John Kelly and Tam many Hall, though he has proven his ingrati tude to both on more than one occasion. He has fought Tammany with a bitterness hardly conceivable, and his every effort has been to overthrow that organization and humiliate John Kelly. When John Kelly resigns as leader ot Tammany Hall, if he ever does, there are oth ers in the organization who will succeed him. Mayor Grace will never bo its leader, and ho honestly tells his friends so. A Source of Scandal.—The throat of scandal is hoarse with ugly comments on re cent charitable receptions given in London. The universal verdict of the society journals is that there was never such a display of paint and powder, of doddering old duchesses and rickettv marchionesses, tight-laced, powdered and painted, down to giggling youthfulness, while the.young and pretty women are de nounced for the too wanton revelation which they are said to make of their charms at these receptions. Ono lady, some time ago, was dressed in the most magnificent costume ever dreamed of, and went about selling pop-corn and giving no change. Mary Anderson, with characteristic discretion, promised to go to some of these entertainments, and then plead ed illness. The epitome of the whole business is that charity has become the cloak for the dis play by fashionable ladies of manners which men do not like to witness on the part of moth ers, wives or sisters. Worthy of the Promotion.—ln the selection of Captain Henry Steers for the office of Inspector, made vacant bv the recent death of Inspector Thorne, the Police Commissioners did a wise and judicious thing. There is no member of the police force more worthy or com petent to discharge the duties of the office to which Inspector Steers has been'called, than the gentleman himself. In the prime of life, thoroughly versed in the many details of police duty, courteous, affable, and honest to a fault, Inspector Steers will be found the right man in the right place. No fulsome flattery is needed to introduce this gentleman to the public. He knows his duty and will perform it honestly and intelligently. His father before him gained a reputation as a police captain in this city that any one might be proud of. The son is a chip of the old block, and in his appointment there was no mistake made. Will Stop Many Arrests. —The de cision of the Supreme Court, General Term, reinstating John Horan, who was dismissed from the police department a year ago on the charge of intoxication, will be tho means of stopping many arrests for violating the Excise Law in selling liquor on Sunday. The officer had been but a few days on the force, when his captain furnished him with money to enter cer tain saloons in citizen’s clothes, and drink li quor to make a case. This decision of the Su preme Court sustains Com. French, who said a few weeks ago that he didn’t believe in an offi cer of the law violating it, to obtain evidence to convict of violating it. There will now be few trials in the Sessions, and a big source oi rev enue by fines will off. Peculiar Eccentricities.—Every per son has his peculiar, eccentric habits. Often times much public good is the outgrowth of these temperaments, and oftentimes the results are as ridiculous as they are foolish. A rich citi zen ot Lemberg, Germany, noted for his gal lantry, died recently and left by his will 1,500 florins to the handsomest woman in the town. Tho will says that the judges of the fair con testants must ignore the question of morality in rendering their de’cision. The contest, when it opens, must indeed present a curious aspect if the virtue is to be tried in the same scale with immorality. We doubt, however, if many good women will contend for the prize. Timely Pictures.—We have received from Paeh Brothers, photographers, of No. 841 Broadway, pictures which have been taken Ly them of Gen. Grant alone, of Gen. Grant, wife and son Jesse, of Gen. Grant and friends at his cottage in Long Branch, of Gen. Grant and family, and of Gen. Grant at Mr. George W. Childs’s cottage at Long Branch. The pictures are all excellent, and very timely, when the thoughts ot a whole nation are turned in sym pathy toward the great soldier who led the brave men who defended and preserved the Union. A Great Discoverer. —Should Presi dent Cleveland continue as he has begnn, he will win fame as a rival of Columbus—the Great Discoverer of the Unknown. The gentlemen whom he has dug up from obscurity may prove to be very able; but Democrats, well-informed in political matters, declare that they have never heard of the Endieotts and Phelpses. But the old order changeth to the new, and talent is re vealed in many ways. (BtW oil M - IT WAS A JACK POT. Five Passaic girls sat around the table, and they were having a real nice time. Their bro thers had taught them to play draw poker, and they were indulging in a game. “ I see you, and go you a hair-pin better,” said'one with her dress cut English basement. “ How horrid !” ejaculated the girl who looked as if her hair had been cut with a knife and fork. “ I shall have to throw up ” “What’s the matter? Are you ill?” asked four heaving bosoms. “ Throw up my harid.” “Oh, I forgot. Yes. That’s what they say.” “ I really believe you are giving me a kid.” “ Upon my word lam not. I have worn tho same pair all Winter.” “ Oh, oh, oh I She hasn’t learned the terms yet.” “ What have you in your hand ?” “ Nothing but cards.” “ He, he ! What kind of cards, I mean.” » “ Why, playing-cards.” “ Pshaw ! What denomination ?” “ I guess they are Episcopalians or Catholics. This looks like a cross in the man’s hand.” “ Lemme see I You have a curtailed flush. ’Sno good. I have a pair of Johns and—oh, no, I haven’t. Ace high.” “What for?” “What for what?” “ A sigh.” “ He, he, he ! How dull I” “Now it’s my deal! There! What'll you do?” They all giggled and said they hadn’t any thing. “Let’s make it a—what’s this they call it? What does Harry call it wht you leave your mon—hair-pins in?” “ I know, but it doesn’t sound pretty.” “Say something like it.” “ It's a man’s name and an article of bedroom “ Harry Stove ?” “ No.” “ Freddy Bedstead ?” “No.” “ Gussio Dressing-case?” “No.” “ Willie Wash-stand ?” “No. It's something that's under tho bod. Yon know.” “Oh! James Cnspador.” “No, no, no! Here, I’ll whisper it to you, but its really too awful for anything. Buzz I buzz I buzz 1” “ Oh, aint that horrid ! Its just like those hor rid men. Let’s call it something else.” “Yes. Let’s ca-a-a-1 it—oh, let’s call it John Chambers.” “ He, he, he. Wont that-be nice ?” ‘‘Yes, John Chambers sounds more refined.” And then, after the dealer had spilled the cards all over the floor, dealt half the cards facelup, they all chipped in two hairpins for a John Chambers alias jackpot. A NEW STICKING PLASTER. We have just received a copy of “The Great Medicated Waterproof Sticking Plaster,” and have been asked to give our opinion concerning its worth. If we catch on to its true inwardness the house is divided as to its availability. As a “ sticking” plaster it scarcely to our desires in that direction. We tried to stick the butcher with it for two pounds and a quarter of beefsteak, but it didn’t stick him worth a cent. We then tried it on the baker and grocer, but they refused to take it unless it was indorsed on the back by a responsible citizen. As to its waterproof propensities, we tried it the other day when it rained instead of an um brella, and the rain ran off the edges and damp ened us. We don’t know what medicated means. . The circular said it would draw. This is true. We nailed it on the barn door, and it drew two tramps out. Wo pasted one oh a coal ehed, and that afternoon a ton of coal was driven up to the door. We tried it on the drivsr, but there it failed, and we had to pay for the coal. It is excellent on chickens. We pasted several slices of it over the hatchways of our hens, and now we have enough eggs for Easter, and enough over to supply the minister when he comes prowling around the demesne. We are going to send a section of it to the lot tery office, and if it draws a prize we’ll attach our name to a testimonial. By the way, the inventor is Mr. George Wis ner, the Secretary of the N. Y. Liar’s Club, of which we are the respected Treasurer, and who, as everybody knows, was a former performer on tho tumhleronicon at French’s Hotel. The thought hits us that the invention was suggested by Mr. Wisner’s former position. Thera used to be so many sticking plasters around the bar room. They were waterproof, too. SMALL CHANGE. So Congressman Cox is going to Tur key. Congressman Cox is a good fellow, but we would caution him against perpetrating his jokes in Turkey. It requires an auger to get a pun through an average Turk’s head. Beside, we don’t think that Sunset would look well with a towel around his head and bustles all around his clothes. David Davis was recently at a tea party, when the subject of conversation was song-birds. One of the ladies asked him to whistle like the bobolink, but he refused, on the ground that he couldn’t do it unless they’d bring in a tree, so’t he could hop from bough to bough. The Dakota Indians again threaten trouble. While the army is loafing around the back door of the White House, it would be well to send a constable or two down there to club them into submission. Here’s a chance for Captain Williams to distinguish himself. Wiggins’s earthquake didn’t drop in on schedule time. We’ve figured Wiggins down fine, and are prepared to caution the world to take no more notice of him. Any man who acts that way eveiy pay-night, should be entirely ignored by the better class of citizens. “ Gussie !” said her brother as ho sat next to her beau on the sofa, “ you’d oughter caught on to brother Jim this mornin’. He said he was spittin’ cotton, an’ you said you wanted some fur pads.” The silence that subsequented was as fat as a pork pie. ’ Stephen J. Meany was arrested while in Ireland. The London constabulary pounced upon him while he was asleep in a railway car riage, and it was some time before he could convince thorn that his feet were not trunks filled with dynamite. Marriages are on the increase all throughout the country. We trust that they are not key-hole marriages, although it does rather look as if the old man had been getting in his fine work again. Moral: Stuff the key-holes when courting. Looks as if we would have a public park at Niagara. The local haekmen are hav ing their mugs painted. The pictures will be placed in the proposed art gallery and an ad mission fee charged, while the hackmen are do ing Europe. “ What is woman’s part in politics ?” asks a woman’s-nghts paper. The latest re turns from Washington go to prove that wo man’s part in politics is to snub other women, bulldoze the cook and put up the punch for tho suckers. Martin Farquhar Tupper appeals to Americans to aid him in his poverty. If Martin will promise to stop writing alleged poetry, we may send him some aid as soon as we get liberty standing on her right end. A Paterson man recently advertised “instantaneous babies,” and his place was overrun by women until it was understood that he was a photographer, and that the last half of his “ ad” had been pi’tl. “ Anxious Mother” desires to be in formed what will prevent her sixteen-year old daughter from visiting the rink. Use a fence picket where it will do the most good and then she’ll be afraid to fall. Chicago hasn’t been heard from in connection with the Big Statue. Come, girls, don’t allow petty jealousies to interfere with your well-known generosity I Her shoes are only twenty-eights. Mr. Pendleton’s appointment as Min ister to Germany fits like a bologna sausage cover. Pendleton is at his best when he ele vates two fingers, yells “ Pst!” and remarks, “zwei bony I” We see that the term of the Inspector of Gas Meters will soon expire. It’s a wonder that those who are seeking fat offices don’t turn their attention in this direction. There’s mil lions "in it. New Jersey people wonder at the last deal of providence that burned the Capital and a lot of valuable papers and relics, and didn’t even scorch the members of the idiotic legis lature. Sonnenthal has venied, vidid, and vici’d, and returns to his native land with a fat boodle. Maybe he ain’t glad he didn’t stick to his trade of selling old clothes ! Oh, no I Not any! An Albany special says: “ Several bills of a striking nature will be presented dur ing the coming week.” Wonder if anybody ever heard of a bill that wasn’t striking in its nature! The British are now fighting the Mahdi in balloons. This is a grand scheme. Let them drop one of Tennyson’s poems into camp and the whole business will be bursted. It looks as if there would be war be tween England and Bussia. This will be terri ble, and will turn us into a nation of asthmatics when we tackle the Russian general’s names. Delaware comes up smiling, as usual at this time of the year, with the announcement ot a scarcity in peaches. Probably the stone cutters strike had something to do with it. The “Spring Election bill” didn’t pass the Senate. It’s strange that'the politicians should destroy an additional yearly-chance ot getting loaded at somebody elso’s expense. A Georgia editor knows a man who recently rode fifty miles to pay a debt of SSO. There’s modesty for you. But, then, we all do it. Wonder, however, who trusted him ? The Tribune is laughing at the World because of the latter’s efforts in behalf of the big statue. The World may have a chance to Lafayette. We’ll pay the fine. Othebfbaud B. Hayes recently pre sented $5,000 to an Ohio church. Looks as if eggs wus goin’ to bo eggs during the near-by omelet season. Oun Legislators at Albany spend most of their spare time in playing poker. When at the Capital they play “ sweat ” against the tax payers. * The Prince of Wails is rehearsing on German limburger before tackling the Ancient and Dishonorable Order of Eggs of Ireland. “Make way for Liberty!” he cried. Maybe that’s the reason the committee made away with the 180 odd thousand dollars. Lons Kossuth is still alive and well. Louis is noted for the hat be introduced here, and yet Louis is no slouch. Eggs are becoming so scarce that the boy in the bakery who fills the cream cakes is out of g iob. - Nearby all the present heads of de partments will be given missions -dismissions. Let’s change it’s name to “ Snivel Service.” Wtfdd trt Amusement. GOSSIP ON THE SQUARE. George 8. Knight has just finished a painting in entitled “ Paul and the Ap6o!.' AB ‘ re P r ®"nt? a-rank Paul, his manager, standing in the “square,” surrounded by a lot of queer advance agents and bad actors, telling them how' to get “ Over tho Gar den Wall,” after a night with the boys. It is reported that the amateur tragedian, Mr. George Edgar, and Mr. George Riddle, are to revive Shakespeare—"on the road”—next season. Mr. Edgar has recently been very successful in solicit ing advertisements for a morning journal, and Mr. Riddle has acquired something of a reputation as a public reader. There is no reason why their co partnership should not be successful, if they choose as their line of endeavor “ worthy pltys worthily produced.” A new comedy drama, by J. C. Roach and J. Ar moy Knox (of Texas Siftings), will bo produced on Monday evening, April 6th, at the Third Avenue Theatre. The play is the property of Mr. Denman Thompson (Uncle Josh), who has engaged the clever character comedians, “The Four Shamrocks,” to attend to the comedy end of the entertainment. Miss Helene Dauvray, whose success in Paris was decided when she played there in September last, has arrived in town, and is to appear at the Star Theatre on April 27th, in a new play, and supported by an excellent company. She is an American, and will appear, of course, in En glish. The preparations for the Star engagement are not fully disclosed, but that it will be a notable one is said to be certain. Miss Dauvray is “ Ameri can—you kn’ow.” When Mestayer’s “ We, Us & Co.” is presented at the Fifth Avenue Theatre, in April, a number of new features will be introduced. Old John Reed, the father of Roland Reed, has been connected with Mrs. John Drew’s Arch Street and other Philadelphia theatres for fifty-five years. His professional friends of that city have tendered him a complimentary benefit, to take place April 30th, on the occasion of his seventy-seventh birth day, when, among others, Roland Reed will appear in his new comedy, “Humbug,” on the same stage where he made his debut, over thirty years ago, as an infant. John R. Rogers, Miss Minnie Palmer’s manager, says Miss Minnie comes high, but that we must have her. In accordance with this idea, he has placed the price of orchestra seats at $2 during her engagement at the Union Square Theatre. Mary Anderson has been successful with her Julia in “The Hunchback,” at the Lyceum, Lon don, but the British critics express a very poor opinion of Sheridan Knowles' play. In fact, they say they have no patience with Sheridan for writ ing such an affair, and marvel that Miss Anderson should seek to keep it alive, when dozens of other plays (some of their own composition too,) are ex tant yet unacted. Meanwhile Miss Anderson draws large houses. George Fawcett Rowe is engaging a competent cast for his original comedy “ Beauty,” which will be given at a special matinee at Wallack’s Theatre, April 9. Mr. Rowe will shortly leave for Australia, where he is well known as an actor and manager. Miss Leonora Bradley, for the past three years the leading lady of the Robson and Crane Company, will next season appear in tho legitimate, as the leading support of a popular star. She is making a careful study of Portia and other Shakespearian roles. Mr. L. It. Shewell, the author of the “ Shadows of a Great City,” is at work on a new sensational play for next season. The above mentioned play is being performed at the Baldwin Theatre, San Fran cisco, for the second time this season, with very great success. Mlle. Aimee will present “ Mamzelle ” on Mon day, and “ Divorcons ” on Tuesday evening in Jersey City; “ Mamzelle ” on Wednesday evening at Orange, N. J., and will perform the balance of the week at the Park Theatre, Newark. The pro duction of “ Divorcons” in Philadelphia on Thurs day evening last was in every respect creditable. Mr. Harry Sanderson’s annual benefit will oc cur at Tony Pastor's Theatre on next Thursday, for which a special matinee will be given. On this oc casion will appear Mr. Dan’l Sully and Company, Mr. Billy Barry, Dau Collyer, A. C. Moreland, James B. Radcliffe, Miss Henrietta Markstein, pianist, Smith and Waldron, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Watson, Lew Cole, Larry Tooley, Miss Rosa Lee, Lottie El liott, Harry and John Kernel!, Miss Mamie Duke chart, Tiny Arnold, The Horeshoo Four, Bobby Gay lor, Conroy and Dempsey, Mayo and Sutherland, Charles Schilling, St. Felix Sisters,|and many others. Mr. Dan Sully, and his Corner Grocery Company, will return to Tony Pastor’s Theatre, Monday, April 13, for an extended engagement, at the close of which a new comedy will be produced with a young German comedian in the leading part. Mr. Sully is the author of the new comedy, but will not be in the cast. He takes the Cornor Grocery to California during the Summer. Madame Theo and Mr. Maurice Grau’s French Opera Bouffe Company will succeed Mr. Henry Irving on April 6th, for a three weeks’ season at the Star Theatre. This will be her last appearance in New York. A feature of this season at the Star Theatre will be a new opera nightly, and among them some of the favorite impersonations appear. Tho pretty diva is reported as in the best of health and spirits, and glad to be North again. At the Lexington Avenue Opera House a re markably quaint performance was given last Wed nesday night by the Russian Hebrew Operetta Company, in presence of a large Semitic congrega tion. The play was called “Bar Kochba,” which means “Tho Son of the Star,” and its text and ac tion illustrated the period in Jewish history which followed their subjugation by the Romans. The principal roles were acted by Messrs. Silberman, Chaimowitcb, Carp, Lateiner, Mrs. Chaimowitch, Mrs. Silberman and Mr. Shinkman. Mr. Silberman revealed a fine tenor voice and a fine stage presence, as the Son of the Star, and was ably sustained by Mrs. Chaimowitch, a petite and handsome lady, with a sympathetic soprano and a fine dramatic method. Her husband, Mr. Chaimowitch, as Pa pus, the traitor, diverted the audience by his com bination of mirth and villainy. His comic song, “Die Nekumo,” was encored ad lib. The company and chorus displayed the results of stage discipline, and the performance, although in a wretched jar gon of mixed Hebrew, Polish and degraded Ger man, appeared to give unqualified pleasure. On April 6th (Easter Monday) there will be pro duced at the National Theatre, Bowery, a new American drama, entitled “ His Sin,” with Mr. George Morton, formerly of Daly’s, in the leading role. The play is said to be clean, pure and of a moral tone, and a play worthy of any theatre and any audience. Fourteenth Street Theatre. — Al though brother Ed. Harrigan is only “ The Major ” just now, he nightly reviews an army of his follow ers and admirers large enough for half a dozen gen erals. And in Tony Hart, Johnny Wild, Fisher, An nie Teamans, and the other members of his staff, everything goes well. Mr. Harrigan’s next- revival will be “Cordelia’s Aspirations.” Matinees on Tuesday and Friday. Wallace's Theatre.—“Diplomacy,” .despite the fact that it appears thus far to have lost none of its attractiveness with the play-going pub lic, will be given its final representations this week. The members of Mr. Wallack’s company included in the cast of this drama, with the exception of Mr. Tearle, have never been seen to better advantage, and even he is braced up to a fair resemblance of respectable mediocrity by the excellence of their acting. Fifth Avenue Theatbe.—There are two excellent inducements offered here as the bait to catch that furtive and elusive fish known as pub lic patronage. One of these is the reduction of the prices of ad mission, with secured seats to all parts of the housa. The other is Mr. and Mrs. George Knight, and theie hilarious and farcical complication of grotesque ad ventures in three sections and a gate, which bears the title of “Over the Garden Wall.” To say that such a beguiling bait—made up of such components—has caught the entire school of play-going fish, would be superfluous. The work in which those favorite mimes, the Knights, make the most of their store of merriment, is not overburdened with the usual conundrum of a plot; it is not the pointer of a moral or the adorn, er of a tale, and it does not claim pre-eminence fot the beauty of its diction or rest for judgment upon picturesqueness of scenic setting. It is fun, horse-play, circus, tumbling ovei things, song, dance, and all the wild grotesqueness of farce and burlesque deftly strung upon a thread of dialogue. It is in this regard—of the same order of work as “ The Private Secretary,” and affords an equal amount of hilarious enjoyment to au audience. It is food for hearty laughter, not for criticism. It furnishes opportunity for Mr. George Knight to display the various specialties and pocuUari’-' dialect, action and method ?8 a f*'” 7 Ih seasons past maJ* aim a popular favorite; it affords amjile scope for Mrs. Knight to revive in vocal effort, in dancing and in other respects tha memory of the days when she was Sophie Worrell on the bills, and with her sisters Irene and Jennie, was among the brightest of tho vocalists, danseusea and soubrettes on the stage. And she is still aa vivacious, lively and winsomely plump and pretty. “ Over The Garden Wall ” also permits Mr. Robert E. Graham to introduce his imitations of Barrett, Irving and Joe Emmett, and add his quota to tho general hilarity. It gives, too, sufficient chance to Mr. George Munroe to make things lively and fill j tho efetie with the presence of a particularly ucceu* trie and robusi bfidget, It is but fair to say that all the representatives oi the cast, aside from those wo have specially named 1 , acquitted themselves creditably and did mofe sro. bably than was set down for them in tho original text of the farce, to give It a surety of favor from the audience. “ Over The Garden Wall ” will be continued dur ing the present week. Matinees on Wednesday and Saturday. The Lyceum Theatre.—Last evening a private inspection was afforded tho members of the press and other invited guests, of the interior of this new dramatic edifice. The finishing of the Lyceum Theatre has been under the direction of Mr. Steele Mac Kaye. The main entrance is from tho level of tho street in tho centre of the building to tho lower lobby, from which, by double stairways the upper lobby is reached. The treatment of these approaches is very quiet in effect,all attempts at display being carefully avoided. Solid oak woodwork in large treatment of panelling above a floor of rich mosaic, wrought iron chandeliers and brackets, a few pieces of sober colored stained glass entirely sot about with oak, give a solidity of appearance and finish. The visitors ascend to the upper lobby by easy stops, and on emerging above, a richly covered balustrade of oak lands in the roar of the audi torium, the parquette being entered only by a large open archway. Tho ceilings and walls of this uppor lobby are covered with stuff intricately painted in sober coloring, to produce a tapestry effect, Tha floors are heavily carpeted, and little hanging elec tric lamps, placed in clusters before sconces of stained glass, finish the illumination. Ascending a short, wide flight of steps on either side of the arch to the balcony, the full house cornea to view. It consists of a parquette and one large gallery, which is entered from the centre, and not, ae is usual, from the rear, all under a broad, oaken timber ceiling, in the centre of which glows a chan delier composed of a mass of hanging glass lan terns. The lower portions of the auditorium are general ly in the darker tones, theso being relieved by sil ver—which, throughout the decorations, has been liberally used as an inlay over all woodwork—below reflecting the rich satin brocade with which tho par quet walls and gallery front is hung, and above re flecting the delicate yellows, so as at times to leave the mind in doubt as to whether it is silver or gold. In style, the general tendency of the decoration in Oriental, with an inclination toward a Persian feel ing in the massing of the ornaments, most of tho treatment being on rather a small scale and the flats of the architecture scrupulously respected. Tho forward portion'of the gallery is filled with boxes o light open woodwork, hung with rich colored sill on the walls, and in curtains, all being open except those on either side of the proscenium, which ar< covered with awnings of silk. The proscenium is a simple panel, supported on coupled columns, between which the curtains play. These lie flat when closed, and present to the eye a field of rich Algerian silk, broadly striped in faint yellow and green. In the centre, where they Qpen, and along the bottom, is a rich border of interlacing floral forms in blue and gold. These part in th® centre and dropping in graceful folds on either side display tho orchestra seated in a high pavillion of delicate columns, flute-like, supporting an intricate tracery of bird and cloud forms below, while fes toons and garlands of flowers in graceful curves be fore a salmon background which, toward the lower portions, fade into the full dark blue of wainscot ting, against which tho musicians are in relief. Tha overture over, the curtains again close, passing each other rapidly, opening through a gradual transition to dark blue upon the stage picture. The opening play will be, as heretofore an nounced, “Dakolar.” Standard Theatbe.—On Saturday af ternoon next, the opera of “Qasparone” will be given its final representation on this stage, and on the evening of that day (April 4th), as the manage ment announce, “Pinafore” will be revived. It was upon this stage that seven years ago this opera had its original representation in this city. Mr. Duff promises that the revival will be most elabor ate in every way, new scenery by Mr. Jos. Clare, costumes specially made for this revival, and a cast including Mr. R. Mansfield as Sir Joseph Porter, a part played by him over 500 times throughout Eng land; Mr. Harrie J. Hilliard as Ralph; Mr. John E. McWade as the Captain (his first appearance here); Mr. Charles Stanley as Deadeye; Mr. Fred Clifton (tho original Boatswain in London); Mr. J. E. Marsh as Boatswain’s Mate; Miss May St. John as Joseph ine; Miss Alice Barnett as Buttercup (the original in London), and Miss Melvin as Hebe. Chorus of fifty and the orchestra under the direction of Herr Adolf Nowak. The Casino “Pedestal Benefit.”— Mr. Rudolph Aronson is at present busily engaged with the preparations for the monster entertain ment, which is to take place at tho Casino, Tuesday afternoon, April 7th, for the benefit of the Statue oi Liberty Pedestal. Among tho artists who have kindly volunteered to assist are Miss Lillian Rus sell-, Mme. Theo, Miss Belle Cole, Mme. Teresa Car reno, Mr. Ovide Musin, Mr. J. Levy, Mr. Harry S. Hilliard, Mr. Henry E. Dixey, Mr. John A. Mackay, Mr. Richard Mansfield, Mr. Joseph Haworth, etc. One hundred musicians, under the direction of Mr. Aronson, will ba in the orchestra. The house is to be handsomely decorated with the French and American colors, and beautiful souvenirs are to be distributed as mementos of the occasion. Presi dent Cleveland, Ex-President Arthur, and U. S. Sen ator Evarts have been invited to attend. Grand Opera House.—The “Shad ows of a Great City,” one of the most effective of sensational dramas, which has already been per formed in this city several times, and always to large audiences, will be seen at the Grand Opera House again to-morrow night and during the week, with all its massive and realistic scenic effects, in cluding the great revolving prison on Blackwell’s Island and the panoramic views of the East river and Hell Gate. This will be the last opportunities to see this successful play, as it will not bo given in this city after the close of the present engagement at the Grand Opera House, until noxt season. People’s Theatre.—The jolly Sals bury’s Troubadours, of whom there are more than “Three of a Kind,” closed their very enjoyable series of appearances on this stage, last evening. To-morrow and every evening during the week, the Boston Theatre Company will be seen in the now well-known drama of “Youth,” which it will be remembered was first produced in this city at Wallack’s Theatre with impressive effect and suc cessful results. It will be presented here with all the original scenic effects, with military bands and the battle-field tableaux. It will also bo given afr the Vv'ednesday and Saturday matinees. On Monday. April 6th, “ May Blossom ” will have its first showing on this stage. Bijou Opera House. — “Adonis” still goeth on its wonders to perform, and the lively and elastic Dixey—“ English, you know is heard and seen in good order, and well-conditioned right sid< up with care—“use no hooks ” —and all the rest oi it. Ditto, the simple little village maiden, the pol ished villain, the ancient miller of tw-wenty years ago, Lillie Grubb and all the rest of the Marble fam ily. Matinee on Saturday. This evening Col. Robert Ingersoll will deliver his final lecture, the title of which is “What Shall wa do to boSaved.” And “Bob” will, as usual, “set down” very heavily on theiireachers.