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(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.
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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.
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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.

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