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gtoteg anft (guaM (Notice.—For want or space many questions received remain unanswered for some time. Each query, if leirlti mate, will, in its turn, receive proper attention. We must request our correspondents to write plainly and state their wishes concisely, if they would receive concise answers. Many notes that are received are so nearly illegible that they find their way at once to the waste-basket.] Major—The phrase “millions for de- Tense, but not one cent for tribute,” was uttered by Charles Cotesworth Pinckney, who went to France is United States Minister in 1796. Diplomatic in tercourse between France and the United States was jtt that time beset with difficulties, and Mr. Pinckney was treated with marked disrespect by members of the Directory who were then in power. He was final ly ordered to leave the country. He subsequently, with Marshall and Gerry as associates returned, but negotiations went slowly on and the Army Com missioners were given to understand that nothing would be accepted until the government had re ceived a present in money. Talleyrand submitted this proposition to them, intimating at the same time that the penalty of refusal would be war. “ War be it then,” said Pinckney, ** millions for defense, but not one cent for tribute.” American. — Hon. Charles Sumner having, in a speech in the United States Senate, used expressions which were considered by the pro. slavery members of Congress highly offensive to the South, and South Carolina in particular, was on May 22d, 1856, violently assaulted in the Senate chamber by Preston S. Brooks, and beaten on the head with a cane. A committee of the House of Representatives reported in favor of the expulsion of Mr. Brooks, but the report failed to receive the requisite majority of two-thirds. He was indicted for assault, pleaded guilty, sentenced to pay a fine of S3OO, and resigned his seat in Congress, but was re-elected without opposition. He died suddenly, from acute inflam mation of the throat, in Washington, January 27th, 1857. L. C. W.—The hanging gardens of Babylon consisted of an artificial mountain four hundred feet on each side, rising by successive ter races to a hight which overtopped the walls of the city. The terraces themselves were formed of a succession of piers, the tops of which were covered by flat stones sixteen feet long aud four feet wide. Upon these were spread beds of matting, then a thick layer of bitumen covered with thick sheets of lead. Upon this solid pavement earth was heaped, some of the piles being hollow, so as to afford depth for the roots of the largest trees. Water was drawn from the river to irrigate these gardens, which thus presented to the eye the appearance of a mountain clothed in verdure. P. C. A.—“ln answer to ‘P. C. A.,’ I wish to say that there is a most sure and safe way to remove hair from the face or body without Inju ry to the most delicate skin—even a baby’s. I have used it regularly during my residence in Japan and China (eight years). My skin and complexion will compare favorably with any in this city. It doos not take more than half an hour to accomplish, and leaves the skin beautifully soft and fair. It is not for sale, but I may be communicated with through the courtesy of the Dispatch. S. G. M.” Will not our friend “S. G. M.” kindly send us the recipe, that we may publish it for the benefit of our readers ? A. L. M. — Dandruff may be treated, when mild, by oils or soaps. Domestic soap may be Used with advantage once or twice a week, in place of toilet soap, and the softness of the hair restored, after such frequent washings, by the application of some simple pomade or cosmoline. A stiff brush, or worse, a fine comb, should never be used to re snove the scales. In severe or obstinate cases a physician should be consulted. Fireman.—lst. Sections 519, 520 and 1521, Chapter 410 of the Jaws of 1882, will give you all the information you desire. The article is too long to publish in this column. 2d. There have been no amendments to the laws relative to this subject since 1882. 3d. A bill has been introduced in the Legislature to retire firemen who have rendered twenty years’ service, but it has not as yet been formally acted upon. A. B.—Amalgam of tin forms readily by introducing the solid metal into the mercury. In this way hexagonal crystalline formations have been observed; there is always a contraction in bulk. The hard amalgam of tin obtained by pass ing the liquid amalgam through fine leather, then idrying, aud afterward rubbing under water, forms ; a plastic cement for filling teeth. It hardens with a few days. M. E. B.—When a motion was made, < debated, voted upon, and passed, the presiding offi- < cer had no right to declare it out of order. If the motion was out of order, the chairman should have ’ bo decided when it was offered. When the chair- < man decided that the motion carried was out of or der, his decision should have been appealed from and reversed. The body is always greater than the 1 head. Tony.—lst. In the game of whisky ; jpoker should no one take the *' widow,” but all pass i to the dealer, he then turns the “ widow,” and all parties have the right to draw till some one is satis- * fled. 2d. In the game of cassino a player goes out ] as soon as he scores twenty-one. No one point takes precedence over another. T. B.—The Inquisition or Holy Office ! was a tribunal established in various Roman Cath olic countries to search out and try persons accused f of heresy, as well as certain other offenses against j morality or the canons of the church. For a full treatise on this subject see “Appleton’s American t Cyclopaedia.” M. B.—The Ale Brewers Association < and the Lager Beer Browers Association are two dis- j tinct institutions. The Ale Brewers Association , comprises the ale brewers of New York and New Jersey. The Lager Beer Brewers Association is f composed of the beer brewers of New York city and , TiQiDity, T- E.—lst. The first Atlantic cable ■fras completed August sth, 1858, and ceased to work Sept. 4of that year. The first message through the next cable, successfully laid in 1866 was sent on July 27th of that year. 2d. The Heenan-Sayers fight took , place at Farnborough, England, April 17th, 1860. T. G.—Easter is the first Sunday after the full moon, which happens upon or next after the 21st of March. And if the lull moon happens on a Sunday, Easier Sunday is the Sunday after. . By this arrangement Easter may come as early as March 22d, or as late as April 25th. 216.—15 t. New York has the most cost ly buildings of any city in the United States. 2d. It would be impossible for any one to determine Which fire engine has the record of being the fastest Jn attending fires, L. L.—Wo are not in possession of nny fact relative to the Oven’s River, or the Oven’s gold mine in Australia. Perhaps some reader can supply us with some information relative to this subject. A Constant Reader.—lst. The actor to whom you refer claims to be about thirty-three years of age. 2d. The salary of serio-comic song stresses is in proportion to their abilities as per formers. J. Berry.—For all particulars in ref crence to the popular young actress Miss Minnie Palmer, address her energetic manager, Mr. John R. Rogers, Westminster Hotel, No. 117 East Sixteenth street, Jos. L. D.—The hand and torch that Btood on the Fifth avenue side of Madison Square Park, was the hand and torch of Bartholdi’s Statue of Liberty, which will be placed on Bedloe’s Island. W. 11. H.—ln the Surrogate’s Court, the successful lawyers are allowed costs to the amount of S7O. Above that amount the charges must be submitted to the discretion of the court. Alphonse.—Thera is nothing in the Constitution that prevents a natural born American citizen from being elected President of the United States for any number of terms. < G. C. G.—lt is impossible for us to an- 1 Bwer your queries in this column. They, to answer them fully, would more than occupy the whole apace allotted to querists. J. Herman.-—For information relative to the enlistment of boys on the school-ships apply at the foot of York street, Brooklyn, between 10 A. M. and 3 P. M. F. R. B.—The internal revenue tax on whisky is ninety cents per gallon. The market value of whisky depends wholly upon its age and quality. 8. D. N.—There has never been a woman hung at the Tombs. The date of the last banging of a woman in New York is not in our pos session. Never Satisfied.—ln a single-handed game of double binocle a player can meld 40 for binocle, and after taking a trick call 300 for double binocle. Typo.—There are numerous institu lions of the kind you mention. Any physician will give you the information you desire concerning them. Dolly Howard.—lst. The night schools open on the first Monday of October. 2d. The novel •• Rutledge,” is by Miriam Coles Harris. M. Walsh.—lt is necessary for an un married woman of foreign birth to become natural ized in order to hold real estate in this State. Traveler.—The works you desire can be obtained at a small cost from the American News Company, No. 39 Chambers street. Brooklyn Reader. —In all probability the deafness from which you suffer would not de scend to your children. G. A. R.—ln the game of draw poker, •when straights are not admitted, four aces is the highest possible hand. T. H. K.—We have no record as to ■which year the greatest number of shooting stars were seen. G. W. S. —The date of the granting of the charter to the Fourth avenue railroad, was Dec. 22d, 1831. T.G.—For the information desired by you, see “John A, L.” in the Dispatch of February 15th. Winker. —For the definition of the word you mention consult Webster’s Dictionary. E. B. P.—Albert Hicks, tne pirate, was hanged on Bedloe’s Island on July 13th, 1860. Ben Carlin.—“ He is an honest man,” is the correct way of writing the sentence. Yishe.—We know of no such institu tion as the one concerning which you inquire. J. E.—The date of the surrender of Gen. Lee’s army was April 9th, 1865. E. E. N. —We know nothing about the Swedish newspapers you mention. A. L. G.—No person save yourself can bind you to any contract. Nichol L.— The commandment to Which you refer is the third. Gold.—The fineness of United States gold and silver coin is -900. Fat. L.— Will answer fully iu our next. G, 8.-See “A. 8.” CONTENTS OF INSIDE PAGES. SECOND PAGE: 1 CONTINUATION OF “ WINNING HER INHERITANCE.” j A THRILLING MAN HUNT. r HE’D SOT AND SOT. • ONE TRUE HEART. OVER THE HILL. GENERAL GRANT. ■ HAVANA HOUSES. ’ MULDOON’S DEATH. • MERMAIDS BOARD A SHIP AT SEA. TRAMPS. THIRD PAGE; , MASONIC MATTERS: Dimits; Ocean Lodge; Atlantic Lodge; Benevolent Lodge; Commandory News; Hope Lodge; Manhattan Lodge; Thirteen; Masonic Vete rans; Questions and Answers; Personal; Royal Order of Scotland; The Assize of Jerusalem-; Charity Lodge; Arcturus Lodge; A. and A. Rite; Washington Monu ment ; Labor Exchange. SIXTH PAGE t A STORY THAT NEVER GROWS OLD. OUTWITTED. “TIM.”< INTERESTING MISCELLANEOUS MATTERS. SEVENTH PAGE: ONE YEAR. OLD-TIME EXPERIENCES. THE GENERAL’S ARTICLE. PERFUMERY ON THE STREETS. TALKS WITH THE BOYS. AMERICAN FABLES. ENGLAND AND RUSSIA. FOR GIRLS’ JAWS. HUSBAND AND WIFE. A LONG TRANCE. A MICHIGAN SHOAT. OUR WEEKLY GOSSIP. NEW YORK, APRIL 12, 1885. □7O 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 BE RECEIVED AKTER NINE O’CLOCK SATUR DAY EVENING. * To Masonic Advertisers. Those desiring to advertise In our Masonic columns must have their advertisements i n our office BEFORE TWO O’CLOCK on FRIDAY AFTERNOON. No ad vertisement can be inserted on the Masonic Page after that hour. The NEW YOKE DISPATCH has a larger circulation than any other Sunday Newspaper pub lished in the United States. THE OLD HERO PASSING AWAY. The daily reports of General Grant’s con dition does not warrant the belief that the old hero is long for this world. In his long and eventful life General Grant has singularly escaped accidents and illness. His military career, which subjected him to the greatest dangers, both from the bullets of the enemy and the exposure of the camp and march, was not interrupted by either wounds or sickness, and in civil life, under the greatest cares, re sponsibilities and annoyances, he scarcely ever was ill, even lor a day. He has traveled the world over, and was never detained or discom fited by accidents, and although his entire life has been busy and eventful to a degree not reached in the experience of any living Ameri can, or of few men who have ever lived, he has so far escaped all the ills that men are heir to, and was approaching old age in the most vigor ous health and an unimpaired constitution until overtaken recently by the disease which is rapidly hastening his dissolution. It is somewhat remarkable that most of the great men of this age are robust in health, even though many of them have reached the stage of life at which business pursuits are abandoned by ordinary men for rest and retirement. In our own country Generals Sherman and Sheri dan, whose activity and exposure to dangers have equaled those of General Grant, have shared with him freedom from injury and ill ness, and many others might bo named to illus trate the fact. The illness of General Grant is a national calamity, and reaches the homes of the people as directly as any that could possibly occur. Whole cities might be swept away without the sorrow that would come with any disaster that may befall him. Although ha had retired from nuWjo life, and tried to avoid publicity, every word he said and every jet recorded of him was read and commented upon by the entire universe. He was and is admired abroad quite as much as at home, and there is no man in the world who attracts as much interest, or on whom so many pitying thoughts are centreed. Although secluded from the eyes of the people and afflicted with a fatal malady, he is still be fore their minds, and will continue to be so, even after Death has taken him unto himself. The names of Washington, Lincoln and Grant are immortal. EMPLOYMENT OF CONVICTS. A something of vastly more importance than the Freedom of Worship Bill is the means for employing convicts. That contract labor was not a good thing, but only tended to the emolu ment of certain contractors and to a competi tion with outside free labor, has been accepted as a truth, and the practice has been aban doned. That is not to say, however, that con victs are to be relegated to their cells and kept in idleness—a state which is good neither for soul nor body. The object of a prisoner being put to employment is partly for health, partly as a means of paying his own cost, and lastly, as a means of reform and giving a chance of employment after his term has run out. It was in this respect that the contract system was open to objection. It is a theory that convicts are, for the most part, uneducated, and so fall away to crime for lack of moral and mental resources. This is only partially true. The convicts are made up of all classes, though probably the uneducated prevail, but even among them there is a certain amount of trade education. A laborer who carries a hod is but a rough workman, never theless he is a trained laborer, who in his daily employment will outstrip the untrained, raw hand. The problem, then, is, not so much to teach a man a handicraft for future industrial use as a means of livelihood, as to compel the convict to do something at present toward self support, and to keep him from the depressing effects of idleness and the horrors of solitary confinement. In Europe the convicts are often employed at public works, and as far as health and strength permit, are made useful. In England they are employed when possible outdoors. In France the same. The Millbank Prison, of London, was built on the solitary, confinement theory; nothing to do, and perpetual sense of being watched ended in madness, and the system was condemned. The old treadmill was for punish ment, not for reform; the convict moved on the steps of a huge wheel, perpetually revolving, which might have ground something, but in fact ground nothing. Modern humanitarianism dictates that some thing better can be done with human beings, even though they be only convicts, than tortur ing them and keeping them in solitude. Even convicts have some moral, though they have no legal rights. But society and the honest out siders have also some rights. The difficulty is to take care, of the convicts and reform them, and | yet not do injustice to the honest and worthy man who suffers for conscience sake, and would rather work hard, and even go hungry than steal. The problem is not so easy as it looks, but certainly the convict should not go idle, either for his sake or ours. VERY MUCH OF THE HOG. That human nature is very strongly tinctured with the porcine instinct is a fact too frequently demonstrated to admit of doubt. This charac teristic may be seen in full development by the seeker after knowledge who visits the Brooklyn terminus of the Bridge railway at any time between the hours of seven and nine o’clock in the morning, or the New York end from five to six o’clock in the afternoon. The pushing, jostling, struggling crowd is at its hight during these hours, and the issue simply revolves itself into the “survival of the strong est.” Women and children go to the wall, and brute force, with the ability to stand pressure, insures a speedy admittance to the cars, with some probable chance of a seat. The denizens of the barbarous wilds of Africa could not display more eagerness to engross NEW YORK DISPATCH«APRIL 12, 1885. ( everything for themselves, or a greater dis regard for the general comfort, than is shown by the residents of these two cities, which 1 boast so highly of their cultured civilization. The only comparable scene brought to the mind of a spectator is the struggle which takes place in a densely-packed pig-pen when the trough is freshly replenished with swill. The selfishness and utter want of consideration for the rights of others are about equally remark able in both cases. The Dispatch last Sunday called attention to another outrage that st times disgraces the Bridge. THE EVIL OF YOUTH. In one ot the public schools of Cincinnati an unusual sensation has just occurred. Several of the pupils had planned tb run off to Texas and become desperadoes, stage coach robbers, and wild heroes alter the Jesse James style. These lads were sons of wealthy and well known parents, who had fed their imagination on dime novels and story papers, and had de cided to become cowboys. While their teacher was absent from her room, a few days ago, these would-be heroes began chasing each other with enormous revolvers, while the girls, white with fear, crouched tremblingly in a corner. When the teacher entered, the amateur cowboys pointed their weapons at her. The principal finally disarmed the young ruffians, and then searched them. On their persons were found bowie knives, and in a convenient place in the school room were found revolvers and two shot guns. It was subsequently learned that the lads in tended running away in May, and were getting an arsenal ready for the expedition. These were no gamins of the street, but boys who regularly attended the public schools and stood well in their classes. Their parents were among the best people of the locality, wealthy and refined. The lesson of all this is not for Cincinnati more than for New York, but for every city and village in the land. Fathers and mothers who laugh at and applaud the exploits of the ruffians ot the far West, may sooner or later have to shed bitter tears and endure the most intense mortification. The pow.er and in fluence of a bad book or a vicious story upon the minds of youth is not easily overestimated. It is the devil’s own method of entering the homes of innocence and honesty, and leading the boys and girls to vice and ruin. The father and mother in these days who, when there are floods of good books and magazines for the young, allow thcee vicious and pernicious publications in the home, incur a fearful re sponsibility. The trouble seems to be that too many fathers enjoy the reading themselves, and are forestalled in making a protest to the chil dren. * war . ar * — arw, tr -w —’ w A Formidable Cipher.—The Nihilis tic cipher in use for sending messages in Rus sia is regarded as one of the most formidable ever hit upon. It looks very simple, consisting only of rows of figures separated from each other by dots, but it defies all ordinary methods of cipher-reading, and it soon becomes appar ent to the examiner that something more than a substitution ot figures for letters is involved. The figures seemingly mean one thing in one part of a sentence with quite a different sig nificance alterward. The explanation seems to be the use of a key word with the message. A : particular word is agreed on, its letters are numbered, and these numbers are continuously added to the figures of the message, so that though a letter might, in the written message, . be repeated a number of times there might be a different figure for each new location of the letter. As an illustration, it the key word were “liberty,” the figures being 12, 9,2, 5, 18, 20, 25, and the message, “ Send twenty pounds ot dy namite to Kieff,” the cipher dispatche would be: 31, 14, 16, 9, 38,43,30, 26, 29, 27, 33, 16, 28, 17, 11,22, 45, 39, 13, 22, 11, 25, 23, 40,,40, 23, 18, 7,11, 24. In solving these dispatches it is nec essary to hit upon the key word as well as de- ' termine the jumble in numbering the alphabet, for of course the letters are never numbered in sequence. The Perfect Lady.—The wild girl usually aspires to prominence in some social circle or other, and her manners and conduct are, in a greater or less degree, designed to at tract the following of men. She should remem ber that followers are not always admirers, and that the most sincere admiration a man ever feels for a woman is when he looks upon her and says in his own consciousness, “ She is a perfect lady.” We think the clique of Vassar school-girls, with Democratic proclivities, who recently celebrated the inauguration of Cleve land by an oyster supper and a H. O. T. in gen eral, could hardly be classed as samples of per fect ladies. During their exuberance on this occasion, they dropped into the following, but by no means perfect poetry : "For years twenty-four you have lived at your ease, You've stayed at the White House and done what you pleased; And longer your stay would surely have been If not with a Jimmy you tried to got in." A Vexed Question.—“ Can a lady visit a restaurant late in the evening without a male escort?” The question has been raised and argued a dozen of times, but it comes up again in the newspapers. There is no reason why it could or should not be done, only that it can not. Ladies who are ladies, can see for them selves that the custom, once recognized, would become excessively inconvenient. There is not much question about the fact that now and then a lady desiring refreshment after the theatre, and having somehow missed her escort, may go to some reputable restaurant, and having hand ed her card to the head waiter, can obtain her supper. The exception cannot, however, be come matter of common usage. It’s nobody’s fault. The ladies themselves would make vast ly more objection than the men, and it is the ladies and not the hotel keepers or head waiters who must settle the question for themselves. A Lie Nailed.—For some time past a statement has been going the rounds of the press of the country to the effect that Mrs. Gar field was engaged to be married to a physician in Pennsylvania. The story was manufactured out of whole cloth, and so scandalous have become the comments that the lady in a private letter to her brother-in-law, Camden O. Bock well, has seen fit to brand it as an unmitigated lie. Mrs. Garfield says: “This cruel rumor, which seems to have been afloat for two or three months, did not reach me till three days ago. Nothing that has ever been said about me has so hurt and offended me as this, and the deepest humiliation of it is that so many are ready to believe it. * * * To me it seems just as much an insult to be asked whether it is true, as it would be were the dear General still here. .That any one can think me capable of being false to his memory seems like being regarded criminal. A dig nified denial by my friends, I suppose, can do no harm. Still, it hurts me to feel that any denial is needed.” “Come Off!”—lt was during a lec ture, some years ago in this city, and the lec turer was just rounding a period in a style that . fairly electrified his audience, when some one in the audience yelled out: “ Oh, come off!” The effect can be better imagined than de scribed. We would like to know what the indi vidual referred to thinks of the following intel lectual effervesence of a South Carolina editor, who, having attended a school exhibition, refer red to it in his paper in this fashion : “It was shimmering sunbeams pitched against raven tresses, the mellow gray against the keen black, the Palmetto State against the Georgia Gold fields, the Lark, which heralds the streaks of morn ing, against the Nightingale, rivaling a songstress whose lips the Attic bees had stung with the nectar of sweetness. Here is the thought which flashed through the mind of the writer: If those two girls were cut out in little stars and placed in the firma ment, all the world would be in love with night.” Journalistio Amenities. Some Of our brother journalists in New Mexico, it would seem, “ never speak as they pass by.” One of them recently visited Albuquerque, and the editor of the Journal of that town referred to the visit as follows: “ Alvey A. Lowrey, editor and owner of the Dem ing Headlight, was m town yesterday. He dared us to say anything mean about him on threats of per-, sonal violence and a general drubbing through the columns of his weekly almanac. If he wasn’t cross-eyed and bandy-legged, and didn’t have to leave his feet outside of town to keep from being quarantined, wo would say that his* breath would kill flies and his countenance was mean enpugh to make a pawnbroker leave his own shop. Now, then, go in.” -- Who Wouldn’t Be a Slugger ?—lt is, 1 indeed, a sad commentary upon an intelligent 1 public when intelligence and refinement may walk the streets starving, and, but a few steps ' behind, the worst element of society can strut in broadcloth and diamonds and be followed by an admiring and enthusiastic crowd. The Phil adelphia Times of a recent date describes some thing like that. It says : “A big man with very tight trousers and extraor dinarily shiny silk hat walked up Chestnut street at about 6 o’clock last evening and went into a hat store near Eighth street, A crowd of citizens and small boys followed meekly after him, but stopped outside of the door. It was John L. Sullivan going to buy a hat. Pretty soon he came out and strut ted, with a touch-me-not air, over to Green’s Hotel, The crowd followed as before, and seemed only too happy to have the honor of walking in the great man’s wake. When the slugger reached Green’s the crowd at his heels stopped again and gathered around the windows. Pretty soon Mr. Sullivan went into the restaurant and ordered his supper, and the crowd flattened their noses against the win dows and gazed at him. The pavement soon be-’ came blocked, and Mr. Green came out and ordered the people away, but it was not until a helmeted re serve with cane appeared that the admirers of the fistic hero dispersed. Some lingered in the rain in the hope that he would show himself again. “An ex-Attorney-General of the United States, a famous soldier, an cx-Minister to a foreign court, a distinguished orator, and a world-renowned states man ail passed by unnoticed by the crowd.” CHATS WITH THE CHILDREN. As we promised our readers that we would this week talk about something else, we herein keep our word. There are, no doubt, many things which our readers would like to be informed about, and concerning which we would gladly furnish the information if we could only know upon what particular point the seekers after knowledge are deficient. We therefore load our gun, this week, with scattering shot, knowing that it will hit some where. Bullets are made by first procuring a square hole, pouring load around it, and then clipping the edges off. Dudes were discovered many years ago, but the discoverer kept quiet about it for fear of being shot. The discoverer recently committed suicide, and left an account of the disaster in his will. Deck-hands on all the ferryboats are all close ly related to each other, aud are the descend ants of a king whoso name must, for obvious reasons, be concealed for the present. They are also the only heirs of the Anncke Jans estate and are closely related to the Roths childs. This is the reason that they refuse to mix with the common herd. The assertion that they are descendants of the first hotel clerk is not true. The Feast of the Passover is so called, be cause the Chatham and Catharine streets’ old clothes men pass over that portion of the year without washing themselves. Also the rest of the year. Telegraph poles do not grow as we see them. They are placed there by corporations. A cor poration is something that a citizen cannot in terfere with. When a citizen attempts to inter fere with a corporation, the corporation sits down on the citizen and makes him feel as if he had been out with the boys. Citizens and cor porations never worship in the same pew, unless the citizen belongs to the corporation ; then the citizen shouts in favor of the corporation. The citizens are now trying to put the telegraph poles underground. If they do, and the corpo ration should hear of it, the citizens will be made to prove it. , This year they are going to hang little boys who bathe in the docks in sight of excursion ists. Littlo boys, when bathing, should place at least a piece of laco curtain or a fish-net around their waists, or they will bo hanged. At Coney Island, however, ladies will bo per mitted to bathe in closo-fitting bladders and in visible liver pads. The reason that the days are growing warmer now is because they are growing longer. Of course, a tall man will get more heat from a stove than will a short man. Thus, all things in nature can bo accounted for. The reason that hens lay more eggs around about Lent than at any other time is because chickens were formerly named after Hatch Wed nesday. The name was afterward changed to Ash Wednesday, and this made the hens mad, and they refused to stand in with the grocery men ever after this to boom the price of their prrticular breed of fruit. SMALL CHANGE. The death of the founder of the “ Zeit schrift fur Wissenschoftliche Zoologic ” is an nounced from London. Jiminy Cripps ! Won der where he found it 1 We’ll bet there’s a for tune to any one who can find one in a good state of preservation in this country. We don’t know as we ever saw more than two or three of them in our life, and they were stuffed. The first named alone, before he was married to the last two, are worth more than considerable money, but when the whole family joins togeth er there’s millions in it. Wonder if it kicked the founder 1 The admirers of the sluggers appear to be so anxious to gaze at them, that wo sug gest that John L. and the rest of them be placed in glass cases. Scarcely a day passes but we read of crowds following these toughs. It would appear as if the alleged brains of the alleged American people were iu danger of be ing squashed every time the aforesaid A. P. sits down. Postmasteb-Genbbal Vilas has, dur ing his first mouth in office, commissioned 450 postmasters. Villagers who can watch a check er-board, read a postal card, lick a stamp and listen to the gossip going on in the outside of fice, all at the same time, should hurry their applications along before the batch on hand is exhausted. If the drug clerks who make mis takes in prescriptions could only fix it so that the sneak policeman, who is spying for excise purposes and begs a drink “ for a cramp,” could got a dose that would stand him on his back for a month or so, the rest of the town would sit down on the curb-stone and laugh for a little while. The Ameer of Afghanistan offers to stand by England in a war with Russia. A week ago the Ameer promised to stand by Russia. It’s our candid opinion that he is a mere fraud, and that he doesn’t dare to take it up. If he comes over here looking for satisfaction we’ll put our office boy onto him to block his hat. Ex-Senatob Gbady wants Congress man Cox’s place. Grady is the man who want ed to secede from the United States if Cleveland was nominated. We are glad to see that he wants to come back into the Union, but he should be kept in an ante-room until his nose is clean and he learns to behave himself. One of Seney’s pictures brought $lB,- 000. There is one that cost more than that, and it is au eyesore to the public. We refer to his half-finished hospital in Brooklyn. In ad dition to stucco work, colored glass, noble arches and inspiring towers, the place is cov •ered by mortgages and mechonic’s liens. Can you tell me why so many foreign ers commit suicide in this country ?” asks “A Reader.” It does seem that most of our sui cides are foreigners. Ninety-nine one-hun dredths of them, in fact. May be it’s because the natives can’t catch on to their names and are compelled to refuse to slate them. Tammany Hall has indorsed Presi dent Cleveland’s and Secretary Whitney’s action regarding the Panama trouble. We are glad to see that Tammany agrees with us. Now how do the members ot the Panama Central General Committee stand on the subject. Thebe appears to be some dispute as to whether Minister Phelps is an American or an Englishman. Try him on the Bartholdi Pedestal Fund. If he refuses to give, he’s an Englishman; if he brags what he has done he’s an American, or vice versa. K Kansas City editor was recently shot for publishing a cartoon of a citizen. Couldn’t have been like those published here, or the citizen would never have regarded it as personal. During the present trip the Princess of Wales wears a green feather in her hat, and wo suppose, that to keep up with the procession Albert has ordered ir, A supply of green paint, The World urges the school-children ■ to chip in a cent apiece to the Pedestal Fund. If the World will place a contribution-box on Bedloe’s Island and arrange it so that the chil dren can all play hookey some day, we’ll bet the box will be filled. Cyrus W. Field has retired from busi ness after fifty years of active service. He does this because he promised his family that he would do so. We are glad to hear that a rich man can keep a promise even it it’s only to his family. The New York physicians gave a sup per on Wednesday night. A largo number of toasts and a few of the doctors were drunk standing. When the toast “ Our Patients ” was announced, the doctors all winked fat each other. Wb see that a lady’s shoe known a the “ Surprise,” is now being sold for less than $2. We suppose it derives its name from the effect the bill has on the old man. The drug clerk, who made a mistake, is at it again. This thing won’t be fixed right until a law is passed compelling the drug clerk to take a double-barrelled dose of each prescrip tion in presence of the applicant. Every man in Chicago is now calling his neighbor a fraud and a ballot-box stuffier, and for weeks to come the joke about the con tagious foot will be lost sight of by the humor ist of the West. Henry Ward Beecher refers to race course pools as the devil’s work. Henry must have been given a crooked tip. How much was it, Henry ? and which horse did you go broke on ? A Kentucky editor is also an under taker. That looks like keeping the whole busi ness right in the family. He looks as if he were intent upon getting up a coroner in the trade. Bbn Butler has announced his inten tion ot “ entering politics” again. He must have a jimmy and some pick-locks. He can’t got in the front way iu broad daylight. Boston girls have discarded chewing gum for maple sugar and baked beans for buckwheat cakes. Twenty-five is the average Boston girl’s morning tonnage. Two Arizona Mormons are now in jail for practising polygamy. Their wives tried to rescue them the other day, but they called upon the keepers for protection. The Senate is now busy with the JGas Reform Bill. What the Senate wants is a dose ol pepsine. See list of curesjor wind-colic. All of the Brooklyn marines have gone to Panama, so that Barrios can tell them personally just how he was killed. The Black and Tan Cab Company has failed. Looks as if they hadn’t got the back windows small enough, after all. Scarcely a day passes but we read of jail-birds escaping. How would it do to load the guns with salt ? The boss Fish appears to have played all the rest of tho school for suckers. GOSSIP ON THE SQUARE. Miss Minnie Palmer played her farewell engage ment in Brooklyn last ’ week at the Brooklyn Theatre, and attracted very largo audiences at every performance. The new version of “My Sweet heart,” in which she appeared, is very much better than tho old one, and contains new music and dances, and the following changes in the characters. The old physician is now a young physician who falls in love with Tina, Miss Palmer, and thus adds to the intricacies of the love plottings. Harold Bartlett, the villain, disappears from the play en tirely, and in his stead there is introduced tho part of a lively Irishman, who is a farm hand iu the first act, a butler in the second, and is the chief instru ment in exposing the adventuress, Mrs. Fetter. The old farmer’s part is also made somewhat different, and some entertaining comedy business takes place between him and the farm hand. Miss Palmer will present this new version at the Union Square Theatre, April 27, for the first time in this city, with entirely new scenery, tho opening performance being for a benefit of Mr. Leigh Lynch, the popular business manager of that house. Lawrence Babrett appeared in New Orleans dur ing the past week to a succession of appreciative audiences. This engagement continues during the present week, after which he will appear in the principal Western cities, closing his season June 1. Mr. Barrett will pass the Summer with his family at his residence, Cohasset, Mass. Bartley Campbell will have on the road next season four distinct companies, under his own management, to do tho following pieces: “Pa quita” (now); “Clio,” “Siberia,” and “White Slave.” The “Clio” season opens at Niblo’s Gar den in August for several weeks’ engagement. “Paquita” will be first presented in San Francisco. “Siberia” is said to have cleared this season $25,000. “My Sweetheart” at the Union Square; “Mona” at the Star, and “Polly” at the Casino, will all be presented on the same evening—April 27. Messrs. Charles and Thomas Jefferson and L. R. Shewell have made definite arrangements for the production of their successful play, “The Shadows of a Great City,” at the Drury Lane Theatre, Lon don, next season, and Mr. Charles Jefferson will shortly go to England to superintend its production. Mr. J. C. Williamson, the Australian manager, has also secured the right to perform it iu the latter country. Mb. George Fawcett Rowe will give his special matinee performance of “Beauty” at Wallack’s Theatre next Thursday, assisted by Miss Olga Bran don, Miss Agnes Thomas, Mr. Charles Coote and others. Evans and Hoey also have been making a success ful tour in the West in Mr. Charles H. Hoyt’s amus ing farcical comedy, “A Parlor Match,” and will shortly reappear in this city. Mr. Harry Mann is the manager of this company. Frederick Bbyton, Miss Ada Gilman and Miss Leonora Bradley have been engaged as the princi pal members of the company which will support Miss Helene Dauvray at the Star Theatre, April 27th, in “Mona.” Mr. Felix Morris will be the stage director and new scenery is being painted by Harley Merry. Mr. Ed. Lamb, the comedian, is now one of tho managers of Shook and Collier’s “ Lights O' Lon don,” opening to-morrow evening at Lebanon, Pa. The week of the 27th prox., the company plays at Hyde and Behman’s Theatre, Brooklyn. This is rather an event for the transpontine manager, as this will be the first regular dramatic company that is fc to initiate their future policy. The public realizing that Mme. Adelina Patti will make her final appearances during Mr. Mapleson’s one week opera season, has, it is asserted subscribed liberally for the brief terra. The price is only S2O for the six performances during the week of April 20, while tickets purchased for the two Patti nights alone come to $7 each, or sl4 for both. Mlle. Emma Nevada, Mme. Fursch-Madi and Mme. Scalchi will all appear, Minnie Palmer has had the diamond known as the Cleveland Gem, which received the gold medal I at the New Orleans Exposition, last week set in a ' mounting representing a passion flower. Behind ! the flower is a watch movement which cau. es the flower to open and close, and work like the revolving , lights used for warning the commanders of ships at sea. Madison Squash Thbatbu. —The busi ness of “The Private Secretary ” the past.week, has been large, and Mr. Palmer is regretting that he has contracted to produce “Sealed Instructions.” and to let Mr. Thornton start for Australia; but “ Sealed Instructions” being ready, it cannot, therefore, be longer delayed, and beside, contracts have already been signed with Mr. J. C. Williamson for Mr. Thornton’s appearance in Melbourne in the part of Rev. Robert Spaulding, on the 11th of July. The cast of “ Sealed Instructions,” which will be produced to-morrow night, will include Messrs. Fred Robinson, H. M. Pitt, Herbert Kelcey, W. J, Le Moyne, Walden Ramsay, Fred. Ross, Thos. Whif fen, Harry Hogan and the Misses Mathilda Madi son, Annie Russell, Jessie Millward and Lena Lang don. The scenery is claimed to be exceptionally beauti ful—one scene being that of the British Embassy at Paris by moonlight. Daly’s'Theatbe.—The present is the last week of “An Off Night”—the final performance of which will close the regular season of this house. The supplementary season will be inaugurated by the engagement of Miss Clara Morris. The play in which this, one of the most eminent of our act resses will appear—commencing on Tuesday even ing, April 21st, is entitled “Denise.” It has been adapted by Augustin Daly from Dumas's original, and will be produced under Mr. Daly 's immediate supervision. Wallaok’s Theatre.—“Our Joan, ” a drama by Herman Merrivalo and Cecil Dare, v> '^ a given its first representation on this stage on Tues day evening last. It is in three acts and four scenes. The cast includes eleven characters, impersonated by as many of the principal members of Mr. Wal lack’s Company. This is a work which, if may be truthfully said, is without a hero of any special importance; with out a heroine possesing any notable characteristic of dramatic action or of force beyond that of the ordinary clap-trap drama with which the public has been made familiar—as Mrs. Florence would say —for "yoahs and yeahs.” The story it relates is not new to the stage; its progress from the first act to the close of the last is lacking in brightness of thought; in deftness of construction, and in maintainence of interest. As a drama—which, like Hodge’s razor,was "made to sell ” and catch " the passing fancy of the crowd ” —it will possibly serve its purpose in its present condition. But if Miss Coghlan has selected this drama in which to achieve success during her proposed starring tour next season, she has made a mistake. Almost as great a mistake as that she will make in attempting to be a " star." For she will discover, when too late, that the position in which she can earn the larger and more substantial reputation, and hold the greater place in the memory of the public, is that of the leading woman in the stock company ot a theatre like Wallack’s. In "Our Joan” there is nothing in the nature of the character which affords the actress opportun ity to make it distinctly her own; there is nothing which her special talent can embellish and bright en; nothing to bring into action all the resources of her art. The character is purely, plainly of the ordinary melodramatic class, and for an actress of Miss Coghlan’s position, reputation and aspirations it is an unworthy medium for the display of her ability at its best. Look at this drama; watch its progress closely, and when the curtain falls upon the last act, and once away from the theatre and calmly recalling its scenes and the action of the various characters, what is there in it that is worthy of remembrance ? In the first act a group of sea shore villagers, fishermen and sailors; a couple of dawdlers from London—one a sort of milk and water society vil lain and roue of the mild type, the other nominally a hero but really an assinino sort of gentleman, who means well but don’t know bow—a young girl of the Grace Darling ilk with a dash of the Lotta Zip, and the " Rough Diamond” Margery, in her make up. The act closes with the betrothal of the girl to the " Lunnun Chap.” The second act—the comedy of the " Rough Dia mond” —changed to molo-dramatic form. A young sailor—a " Cousin Joe”—is saved from being pun ished for desertion from his ship by the polished but uncertain villain. The girl Joan, now the wife of the nominal society hero, detects her husband in a very suspicious condition of intimacy with his handsome, high-toned cousin Lady Ruth—a scene of reproach—and the act closes with the separation of man and wife, the momentary triumph of the cousin—sailor brother—who announces that he is the heir to a title, and that his sister is a Lady by birth, and as biue-blooded as Ruth or anybody else.’ The third act.—Back to the coast and the light house—Joan with disheveled hair, like a marine Ophelia—in white dress and with weird face —yearn- , eth for the joys that are past and mourneth for the misery that is present. The uncertain polished vil lain appears—the husband comes—asks for forgive ness—receives it not—and rushes forth in despair to sail away in his yacht. Storm—thunder—lightning —wreck ashore. Joan in fisherman’s boots and sou’- wester, and change of scene to the exterior of the lighthouse—the rescue—husband saved —tableaux— 1 "We will never part again”—curtain. This is "Our Joan.” With not a character in it which can bo made memorable by actor or actress; with not a scene, situation, or speech beyond com monplace. All the members of the company—with Miss Coghlan in the title role—gave all the vitality and force at their command to the characters they represented, but it was like attempting to galvanize nothing into something. All there is worthy of remembrance, therefore, in this work may be thus estimated : The scenic setting, by Mr. Phil Goatcher, with a storm scene which—in realism and the mechanism of its effects —has rarely been equaled on our stage; excellent acting wasted upon a commonplace sub ject, and another evidence that even so intelligent and capable an artiste as Miss Coghlan should not depart from the line of work for which she is espe cially fitted, and in which she has earned her pro fessional reputation. Grand Opera House.—The Hanlon’s pantomime extravaganza—"Fantasma ” —was given its final performance here last evening. For the present week, commencing to-morrow evening, Hoyt’s laughing bit, "A Rag Baby,” will be seen for the first time on this stage. On its first production it secured so strong a hold on public favor that houses crowded to the door have been the rule. The success of the piece is due not only to the genuine fun and humor which pervade its every line, but also to the originality of the charac ters and the theme upon which the play is founded. Its satirizing of a popular craze—now at its hight; its ludicrous burlesque of the drug store business, and its quaint conception of characters, all com bine to make "A Rag Baby” a success. Frank Daniels, in his creation of Old Sport, gives a bit of the eccentric comedy, while Bessie Sanson as Venus; Charles Drew as Tony Jay; Mark Sullivan as the Policeman, and Helen Reimer as the Schoolmistress, are all successful in their creations. Fifth Avenue Theatre.—The unvail ing of the Bartholdi Statue of Liberty will be the subject of an interesting and impressive act this week by Thatcher, Primrose and West’s Minstrels. ' People of all nationalities will be seen on their way < to the place of unvailing, and much fun will result therefrom. The " flats ” then are drawn apart, dis- ' closing a fac simile. of the Statue of Liberty, sixteen feet in hight, and from the uplifted torch a bright 1 flame is burning. Mr. Harry Kennedy’s anthem on this subject will be sung by the entire minstrel troupe. There will be a complete change in the song portion of the programme, and George Thatch er will spring some new funniments on the public. Manager Stetson has given permission to permit the sale in his theatre of Mr. Kennedy’s anthem on the Bartholdi Statue of Liberty. The proceeds are for the benefit of the pedestal fund. Preparations are being made at this theatre for the return to the scene of their former suc cess of W. A. Mestayer and his company in their amusing absurdity, "We, Us & C 0.,” April 20, when the piece will be given with entirely new scenery, an ' enlarged revolving hotel, now music, and a number of new and laughable scenes. The engagement is for four weeks, after which they will appear in Bos ton and San Francisco. People’s Theatre.—Last evening, the occasion of the first anniversary of "May Blos som,” given during the week at the People’s Thea tre, Mr. Harry Miner gave a supper to the com pany, the management of the Madison Square, and the author. "May Blossom” has been given con tinuously since its production at the Madison Square a year ago, by the same company. During this period it has been to every principal city east 1 of the Missouri. To-morrow evening and during the week, the comedians Harrison and Gourlay will be seen in their hilariously farcical comedy of " Skipped by the Light of the Moon.” Matinees on Wednesday and Saturday. National Theatre.—Manager Hen mann has secured an especial dramatic feast for the playgoers of the East side, in the engagement of Mr. Gustavus Levick and the production, for the first time on this stage, of Bartley Campbell’s play of “ Tho Galley Slave.” Mr. Levick is one of the i most capable of actors, and his performance of the j character of Sidney Norcott will insure more than i ordinary interest on the part of the audiences of ! this theatre. Mr. Levick will be supported in "The Galley Slave” by the entire regular company, in cluding Miss Edith Crolius as Francesca Rimini; Miss Mamie Wallace as Cicely Bane; Mr. Alf. Wal lace as Wellesley Napier; Mr. Dulany as the Baron, and E. W. Marston as Oliver Oliphant. The variety olio, which precedes the performance of the drama, will include among its most notable features Messrs. Tennyson and O.Gorman, Charles and .Clara Ellis, and Messrs. Gallagher and West, the comedians. j On Monday, April 20th, the popular Sam Devere will commence an engagement, appearing in his play of " Jasper.” Matinees on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. Special concerts this afternoon and evening. Fourteenth Street Theatre.—“ The Major”—on account of its great popularity—will be continued at this theatre for one more week by Har rigan & Hart, who will on the 20th inst. reproduce " Cordelia’s Aspirations,” with the original cast of characters, new scenery by Mr. Witham and music by Mr. Dave Braham. Matinees on Tuesday and Friday, as usual. Murtha’s Columbia Skating Bink.— The skating craze stiil keeps up. Every afternoon and evening the floor is crowded with skaters. The fine Spring weather has given a fresh impetus to this glorious sport. The coming week will witness a series of exhibitions of fancy skating and bicycle riding; also the first of the grand races for two I miles, by amateurs, for a gold medal made by Tif i fany & Co. It must be won three times before it I becomes the property of the winner. 1 Lyceum Theatre.—A description of j the interior of this theatre has already been given in these columns. It only remains, as a matter of record, to say that while it is evident that an ar t, stic sense has controlled its construction, there see. ato have been, by all possible methods, an in tentic >D to give it, architecturally—so far as its audi torium ts concerned—as little of tho appoarance of a theatre a 1 possible. There is no obtrusive dash of color, no d/«turbing glitter of ornament and none of the flashy ’Ulgarism in tone, which creates dis traction rather than repose for tho sight. Tho first seaso u of this theatre was inaugurated on Monday evenin, laa t with the first representation on any stage of Mr. Mackaye’s comedy-drama bearing the title of ••Dakolar.” It is in five acts. Sixteen characters are involved in the narration of the story, and the story i.*>s&lf is partly derived from the same source to which v*® indebted for "Lady Clare,” "Claire,” and "The Forgo Master”—George Ohnet’s novel of "Le Maitre o’os Forges-” The scenic settings by Messrs, .Marston and Haw ley were not only merely appropriate,- but deserved praise for their artistic beauty and'* £he excellence of their design. Since the first performance tho play inrl% jected to some needed pruning, and curtain? now falls upon the last act before eleven o'STocir. To the play itself and its merit an con sideration is deferred for a future issue. It is scarcely fair to record critical comment the quality of a new play, or the representation of tho cast by a company so recently organized sad rehearsed under all the disadvantages which a?o inevitably attendant upon the completion and open ing of a new theatre. The management announce that the receipts of the last week were nearly one thousand more than for the first week of " Hazel Kirke ” at the Madison Square Theatre, and at prices for secured seats which are the same as at Wallack’s, Daly’s, and other leading theatres, except for a very few choice seats in tho balcony. lhe executive staff of the theatre includes Messrs. Wesley Sisson, Director; Business-Manager, J. F, Harvey; Stage Manager, E. M. Roberts; Treasurer, F. D. Bunco; Assistant Treasurer, A. L. Mac Kaye; Chief Usher, Louis S. Greuner; Doorkeeper, F. A. Clarkson; Mechanical Manager, Thomas Gossman; Stage Carpenter, Wm. Leonard; Properties, Robert Pullar; Electrician, John Thompson; Engineer, E. J. Boyd. "Dakolar” will be continued until further notice. Matinee on Saturday. Last Week of Barnum’s Hippodrome. —The present is positively tho last week of exhibi tion in this city of the mammoth entertainment provided by Barnum, Bailey & Hutchinson, and which has universally been acknowledged one of the largest of its kind ever organized. From hero the show will go to Brooklyn, opening in that city under canvas on Monday, April 2fftb, for one week, and from there jumping to Philadelphia for one week, beginning on April 27th. Since the addition of the Roman Hippodrome to the regular circus per formances Madison Square Garden has been too small to hold the throngs of people seeking admis sion, and many persons were compelled to be turned away from the doors. The receipts at the box office have exceeded the expectations of the proprietors, and have been fully up to those of last year, at which. ■ time they were considered almost phenomenally large. During this—the last week—some special races are to be introduced into the hippodrome and some new acts into the circus department, thus making the programme even larger than before. The only complaint heard is that the performances' were too large, and visitors have been unable- to seo> one-half there was to be seen—an excellent fault,, certainly, and one deserving of imitation. The' menageries are now placed- on the Twenty-sixth’ street side of tho building, the Ethnological Con gress of strange and savage people, the fat people, skeletons, the Count and Countess Magri, and other curiosities on the Madison avenue side; up stairs,, while Jumbo and the white sacred elephant are down on the main floor. Jo-Jo; the dog-faced boy.,, continues to be a source of wonder. Union Square Theatre..—On Monday evening last Miss Estelle Clayton made her appear*- ance in tho title role of a drama written; or rather' adapted, by herself, entitle! "Favette.” There are twelve characters in the cast. The story of the drama is derived from. "Guida’s” romance of "Trio otrin.” Favette is a waif, and the interest of- thfl drama depends principally upon the various perso cutions to which she is subjected. The work pos sesses many attributes which recommend it sweet* ly to the sense of the average audience. Its scenia illustrations were appropriate, and Miss Clayton was seen to advantage in> many costumes—from that of a peasant girl to those of a lady of society and "position.” In her progress through tho play she was admirably sustained by Mr. Fred, do Bell ville as Bernadas, the Bohemian, and acceptably by Miss Constance Murielle Angelique Duprez. Of the play and-its deserving there will be oppor tunity hereafter to make more special comment. The audiences during tho week have been large, and it appears probable that Miss Clayton’s effort will not go unrewarded. On the fiftt night she appeared in the first act in her bare feet. From this experiment she contracted a severe cold, and her manager would not allow her to appear again, without the usual "pedal dressing.” Star Theatre. —Madams Theo and the French Opera Company, under the management of Mr. Maurice Grau, had, during tho past week, a generous and appreciative welcome. The perform ances of Madame Theo have in times past had enough comment. She is as vivacious and captivating as an actrtss and as thoroughly unsatisfactory as a singer as ever. The repertoire for the present week includes, for to-morrow evening and at the Saturday matinee, "Boccaccio;” Tuesday and Friday evenings, "Les Cloches de Corneville;” on Wednesday, for the ben efit of M. Mezierres, and on Saturday evening "La. Fille du Tambour Major.”' On Thursday evening "La Mascotte.” For the closing week will be produced "Le Grand : Casimir,” "La Petite Mariee,’’ "Girofle-Girofla,” "La Perichole,” "Mme. L’Archiduc,” and "La Marjo* laine.” The Casino. —Only two more weeks and Johann Strauss’ most popular opera comique,- "Die Fledermaus,” - is to be withdrawn. On Monday, April 27th, "Polly” is to be pre sented. An unusually brilliant production is. promised. Songs of Lecocq, Metra, Wenzel, Bizet, &c., are to be sung by Mesdames Theo, Lefort, Nor dall, and Messieurs. Lary and Gaillard, of the Mau rice Grau French Opera Company. At to-night’s concert Mr. Rudolph Aronson’s or chestra will interpret, among other numbers, selec tions from "Aida,” "Zrmpa,” "The Artist’s Life,” and Casino waltzes, " Mandolins,.” &c. Niblo’s Garden. —M. B. Samuel of Curtis Posen—or words to that effect—held this stage and gave hearty amusemenet to-frhoufands of people during the past week. The retirement of " Spot Cash,” and in its place the revival of the play in which Mr. Curtis "made himself known oi men,” was as judicious as it,was timely,. Matinees on Wednesday and Saturday. No qu-varters or hel)-of-a-dollars with a hole in them taken. Koster & Bial’s Concert Hall.— The Martens trio will make their first appearance here on Sunday evening. The programme includes the Tissots in " Living Pictures,” the Davenes make their- first? appear ance, and Miss Louise Searle, the favorite soprano*, will sing popular melodies. LeClair and Russell will be seen in " A Practical Joke,” and a host of vocal and musical, attractions-’ are promised. On Monday a new version of " Ixion ” will be pro duced, with all the gorgeous costumes and other features used at the Comedy Theatre. A good cast and a grand chorus of pretty girls will appear. Miss Leo Coles is becoming a favorite at thir house, and promises to take the place in the affec tions of the dudes, vacated by Marie Vanoni. Globe Dime Museum—The ten thou sand dollar Mexican midget, Lucia Zarate, having recovered from her recent severe illness, will bo seen here during the present week only. The man agement announce that any mother bringing a baby one year old to the museum that can wear th< handsome diamond ring Lucia Zarate has on the first finger of her right band, will receive it as a present. Among tho additional attractions are the Coopers, in their act of "Diversifications:” Mr. George W. Allen, the vocalist; Belmont and Mack; Miss May Hankinson, the serio-comic vocalist: Ed. Atkins; a burlesque on the play of "The Bandit King;” the ethnological congress of living wonders and a host of other specialties. There wili be performances in the theatorium every hour. Special sacred concerts this afternoon and evening, and matinees every afternoon. The museum is open daily from 11 A. M. until 10 P. M. Cromwell’s Art Entertainment. — Professor Cromwell will give the last of his illus trative lectures, at the Fourteenth Street Theatre, this (Sunday) evening. " Westminster Abbey”—the tombs of the kings, the Poet's Corner, etc., will ba beautifully illustrated. Theiss's Concerts.— The usual pror. gramme, vocal aad instrumental, will be giv« at this popular resort during the current weelt. All tho instrumental soloists and the specially engaged vocalists will be heard in their choicest selections. The concerts this afternoon and evaaiug will be more than ordinarily entertaining.