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CONTENTS OF INSIDE PAGES. SECOND PAGE: CONTINUATION OF “LOVE BETRAYED.” ROMANCE IN REAL LIFE. BARTHOLDI’S BIG GIRL. A MODEL COWBOY. AS BRAVE AS MEN. THE BATTLES OF JUNE. QUAINT ANECDOTES. THE DEATH OF A HERO. THE DETROIT SOLOMON. TEMPTING BILL OF FARE. THIRD PAGE: MASONIC MATTERS: The Olden Days; Commandery News; Appointments; Pyramid Lodge; Personal; The Masonic Guild; A. A. S. Rite; Freemasonry and Religion; Greenwood Lake; Piatt Lodge; One of the Times You Hear About; Tarrytown; Questions and Answers; Masonic Mendicancy; An Unholy Ambi tion; Envy Among Brethren. SIXTH PAGE : PAPA'S LITTLE GIRL. THE RED IRON. PAPER VS. WIRE BUSTLES. HAD A “ DAISY.” HER PROFESSIONAL VENTURE. CLEVER CHILDREN. DEATH OF A GAMBLER. WOMEN SUICIDES. MARY. QUEEN OF SCOTS. INTERESTING MISCELLANEOUS MATTERS. SEVENTH PAGE: FORBIDDEN. A MAN OF HONOR. GHOST STORIES. IN A CHARNEL HOUSE. THAT BOY.” IF WOMEN COULD INVENT. THE EFFECT OF FRIGHT. MADE A MISTAKE. AN ACTOR’S FREAK. DUELING IN FRANCE. OUR WEEKLY GOSSIP. gotes and J. B. F. —The eclipses of the sun are caused by the moon’s passing between the earth and the sun. If the two bodies followed the same track in the heavens there would bo an eclipse every new taoon, but as the orbits are inclined, the moon gen erally passes above or below the sun, and there Is no eclipse. Occasionally the sun is near one of the moon’s nodes—the points where the planes of the orbits intersect —when it passes, and then an eclipse occurs. If the sun and moon were always at the isame position with regard to the earth, and always the same distance from it, the eclipses would always foe of the same size; but as these conditions vary, bo do the appearances of the eclipse. For instance : Xet us suppose that, at the time of an eclipse, the centre of the moon happens to pass directly over the centre of the sun. If the moon is near the point an her orbit which is at the least distance from the earth, her apparent diameter will exceed that of the sun and the latter will be quite hidden from view’, arid we have what is known as a total eclipse. Of course, even in this case the eclipse will only ap pear total to observers near the line joining the cen tres of the sun and moon. If, however, the throe bodies occupy similar positions, but the distance the earth and moon is greater, the whole of the sun is not covered by the moon, and the eclipse is annular. If the moon, however, does not pass centrally over the sun, it can only hide a part of the latter on one side or the other, and the eclipse is eald to be partial. As the moon’s orbit is quite el liptical, the distance of that body from the earth va ries greatly. Its least distance is 221,000 miles; its greatest, 259,600. Groceryman.—lt was only at the be ginning of the thirteenth century that sugar com jmenced to become known to Europeans. The Cm caders were acquainted with it 4n Syria, but be lieved it was a product that could be raised only in (Palestine and under a warm climate. They imi tated the native children by sucking the canes, till they obtained at Tripoli a knowledge of how it was extracted by the cane-mill and the oven. Sugar was an important aid to the Christians during the fam ine they suffered at Marra and Archas. The pil grims then made sugar known to Europeans, and jthey transplanted plants of the cane to Sicily and Southern Italy, where they grew magnificently. At first it was viewed as something between a curiosi ty and a medicament. The Spaniards introduced the cane into Madeira, and from there to their American colonies. It was the German chemist Marggraf, who, in 1 7 47, demonstrated the presence of sugar in beet, but it was another ofiemisi, Arch nrd, who, in 1796, set up the first sugar-beet factory tn Silesia. The Berlin decrees and the continental fjlockade forced the founding of beet-factories, and the caricatures of the period represent old King George 111. throwing beet-roots across the Channel at the bead of Napoleon, and telling him to make his sugar “ with that.’’ Betel.—Among the ancient poets an age was the space of thirty years, in which sense •‘age " amounts to much the same as “generation.” The interval since the first formation of man has been divided into four ages, distinguished as the golden, silver, brazen, and iron ages. But it has been suggested that, reflecting on the barbarism of 1 the first ages, the order assigned by the poets Should be inverted, and that the first, being a time lof ignorance, would be more properly denominated an iron rather than a golden age. Various divisions of the duration of the world have been made by historians. By some the space of time commencing from Constantine, and ending with the taking of ; Constantinople by the Turks in the fifteenth cen tury is called the middle age. The middle is also £tvled tjie barbarous age. The ages Qf the world ’ trily be reduced to three grand epochs, viz., the age ( ■of the law of nature, from Adam to Moses; the age ■of the Jewish law, from Moses to Christ; and the age of grace, from Christ to the present year. Old Reader.—James Bird was one of i ■the three men executed at Erie in the Autumn of ( for desertion. He was a young man of good I family, and had fought gallantly on the “Niagara” ! in the battle of Lake Erie. Many thought that par- f don might have been granted him in consideration of his past service, but the authorities refused to ‘ overlook the offense, and he was shot. A doleful 1 ballad called “The Mournful Tragedy of James Bird ” was written and set to music, and was very popular when the occurrence was fresh in memory. < *Ve have no idea where the Words of this song can npw be procured. fever. Can you give me any advice?” A medical authority says ho has had satisfactory success by : the inhalation of the vapor of camphor and steam, made to come in contact with the outer surface of the face about the nose by means of a paper cone placed, with the large end downward, in a vessel containing hot water and a drain of coarsely pow dered or shredded camphor. He assorts most posi tively that if this procedure is continued for twenty minutes, and repeated three or four times in as many hours, great and usually permanent relief fol lows. J. H. A. —Ist. During the famine in Ireland in 1846-’47 there were considerable sums of money subscribed for the sufferers by the people of this country. Among the things done by our peo ple was the forwarding to Ireland of a cargo of food. jTo the best of our recollection the Government fur nished the vessel that carried the food. There was £o money donated by Congress. 2d. Philip H. ■Sheridan is Lieutenant-General, not General, of the United States Army. K. L.—The Fourteenth Amendment JTorbids the payment by any State “ of any debt or 'obligation incurred in aid of insurrection or re gbellion, or any claim for the loss on emancipation JDf any slave.” We do not know that this would be fjeld to forbid the allotting of pensions to Confed erate soldiers, since a pension may be assumed to Jbe a gratuity, and. not the payment of a debt. We Jdo not think that question has ever been tested in court. f Clara F.—lst. You have no right to taring your company to your father’s house with- Jcut his consent. Your father is master of his own (house. 2d. Until you are twenty-one you are sub ject to the control of your father. However, were ryou to get married to your sweetheart your father bcould no longer interfere with your acts, your hus band would become responsible for them. t Eight Years’ Reader.—You must go (before the Surrogate and have an administrator ap pointed. In due time the property can be sold and & good title given. Perhaps were you to visit the ■Surrogate of the county in which the property is jßituated he would advise you how to proceed. I Michael C. — Castle Clinton (now known as Castle Garden) was erected by the United Estates Government in 1807, and was ceded to the jcity in 1822. It was used as a place of amusement mntll 1855, when it was leased to the Commission ’©rs of Emigration. B. H. F.—ln a single-handed game of fljinoole both forty of trumps cannot be melded at ytho same time. The player holding them must, After melding the first forty, take a trick before he -’can meld the second forty trumps. One Who Served Three Years.— We cannot tell you how to obtain w<srk in this city. At J resent there are many more applicants for situa ions than there are situations to give them. Your best course would be to advertise. A. H. Cise. —You can deposit your money in the vaults of one of the safe deposit com panies, where you can reach it any moment you de eire. Of course, you will have to pay for tjie privi lege of using the vault. Ben. O. Horton. —We cannot tell you Where the records of the New England Hospital, Bituated during the war at No. 194 Broadway, can be obtained. Can any reader supply the desired in formation ? Two Readers. —The Mr. Braham who Was formerly the husband of Lillian Russell belongs to Boston. He is no relative, we understand, to the popular composer of the same name. Constant Reader.— A Catholic priest fcas all the privileges that are accorded to the min isters of any other religious denomination by our public institutions. Affected. — Your red nosd may be caused by the liver, the stomach, or other func tional disorder. Seek the advice of a good physi cian. Widow. —There is no movement that Ave know of, at present, to increase the pensions of She widows of the soldiers who died in battle. A. Wright.—This gentleman wants to fknow at what time the Fifth Regiment, N. G. S. N. Of., had an armory in Twenty-third street. Graduate. —We think your father’s advice is sound. You will probably regret in after greats should you refuse to follow it. W. E. M.—The residence of John G. CWhittier is Amesbury, Mass., and that of James Uussell Lowell at Cambridge, Mass. Twenty Years’ Reader. —The first battle of the Crimean war—the battle *f Alma—was fought on September 20th, 1854. Enquirer.—There is no set price for agents’ fees in the matter. The seller should have made a bargain with his agent. Hamlet. —It is utterly impossible for ns to keep a record of all the murders which take place in this country. F. M. B. —Harlem Lane (the present 'Et. Nicholas avenue) extended from noth street to tfSth stre»t. REW YORK, JUNE 28, 1885. TO 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 AFTER NINE O’CLOCK SATUR DAY EVENING. To Masonic Advertisers. Those desiring to advertise in our Masonic columns must have their advertisements n our office BEFORE TWO O’CLOCK on FRIDAY AFTERNOON. No ad vertisement can be inserted on the Masonic Page alter that hour. The NEW YORK DISPATCH has a larger circulation than any other Sunday Newspaper pub lished in the United States. THE FRIENDSHIP OF ENGLAND. At tho beginning of our Civil War ths United States was the only nation which rivaled England in ruling the waves. It was then said of us that our sails whitened every sea and our ships touched at every shore. What has become of our commerce now? Howhas our shipping interest, once so important, been destroyed ? England took ad vantage of our struggle for the Union to let loose her pirates upon us, under the Confeder ate flag. Tho merchant vessels which her agents did not burn or scuttle were forced to take refuge in a transfer of nationality. Using the Rebellion as a broom, England literally swept the ocean of American commerce, and took the carrying trade of more than half the world entirely into her own hands. This is one specimen of the friendship of England. It has been established by official figures that England assisted the Rebellion by the loan of over $15,000,000, on the imaginary security of cotton yet to be planted and Confederate bonds to be paid after the Union was dissolved. Few acts of armed hostility could have done us more harm than this aid and comfort to the Rebels during the critical period of our cam paigns. Tho stock list is usually considered a thermometer of public sentiment, and we find that England put on the London stock-market Confederate bonds at 110, while her financiers refused to deal in our 7.30 bonds, which have turned out to be more valuable than gold. Un questionably the enmity shown in these trans actions was based upon the policy of England to get rid of her foremost rival by annihilating American shipping and commerce. She has succeeded, and yet we find those who prate about her friendship for this country ! Charles Sumner, then one of the leaders of the Republican party and the chairman of the Senate Committee upon Foreign Affairs, de clared th • f we ought to hold England responsi ble for i ! total cost of our Civil War—over three thousand millions of dollars. This bold speech, in which tho most brilliant eloquence illuminated an array of irrefutable facts and figures, created as much consternation in En gland as the advance of the Russians upon Herat. We were no longer a divided people, easily to be injured, but again united, power ful and righteously indignant. The usual En glish game of brag, bluster and backing down was played, as we Lave just seen it repeated in the Russian imbroglio. The Geneva Confer ence was arranged, and England was dragged like a felon into court and compelled to pay $15,500,000 damages to the United States—half a million more money than she had loaned to the Confederates. But was this a proof of En gland’s friendship ? You might as well talk of the friendship of a rascal who, having stolen your purse, restores it with a portion of its contents when you have taken him by the collar to the nearest police-station. But such recompense and atonement as could be imposed upon England was exacted by the Republican administration. After more brag, bluster and backing down, the Geneva award was paid, and, ever since then, England has attempted by fawning and by artifice, to wipe out the history of her mideeds. She enjoys the benefits of her crimes in the complete destruc tion of American commerce, and can afford to give us sweet words while she monopolizes our carrying trade. She fools our representatives abroad to the top of their bent; offers them social and collegiate honors; applauds their after-dinner oratory, and sends them back to us full to the neck with British beef, beer and sym pathy. Most of them go to London as Ameri cans and come home cockney coxcombs. They pride themselves upon being “so English, you know.” These are the sort of persons, with long throats and short memories, who rave about the friendship of England for this coun try, our common origin and language, and the bonds of blood which hold together the two nations which an ocean divides. When, in four years, the Republican party again assumes the government, it will be our duty to deal with England upon the principles of justice laid down by Charles Sumner. The Geneva arbitration has settled the debt which she owed us on account of her conduct during the Civil War; but we must deprive her of the monopoly of the seas which she fraudulently acquired while we were fighting the Rebellion. The earnest efforts of the Republican party must be directed to a revival of American trade and commerce, and England must be again pushed from her position of supremacy. Of course, we shall be told by the Democrats, aud by the Mugwumps, that the revival of American trade and commerce are not issues of to-day—that they ought to be postponed until 1888, or some other distant period. Beside, the Republican party is now in training for the future and must utilize its temporary retire ment from the administration by arranging and organizing its plans and policy. Important issues are always vital and their discussion is always timely. Every voter who goes to the polls, no matter at what election, is influenced more or less by the knowledge of the nurposes of his party outside of the merely local questions involved. The Democrats and the Mugwumps would rather quarrel about petty offices than meet great national issues, and they are better fitted for that sort of states manship. But the Republican party will soon be called upon to resume its great career and it must be ready for the onward march, and give us an Independence Day that will be truly memorable. ONE OF THE HOADS TO PROSPERITY. In domestic economy there is no more useful article than the wringer. Not only would the laundry be incomplete without it, but even the humble housewife who cooks, washes and eats all in the same room, does not think in these days of going without one. The washboard, rolling-pins, clothes-lines, and “spider” are not more essential, tfhe old way, hand-wring ing, belongs to the past as much as the spin ning-wheel and milk emptyings. The same principle holds in business. In this free and speculative country values become saturated with the dew and rain of great expectations, and an occasional drying-out process is abso lutely necessary to the public welfare. The United States is now passing through the wringer. Stocks and bonds, as they are dealt in in Wall street, are being perhaps the most thoroughly wrung out, but in many lines of property the water is excessive. Many merchants say that there has been great shrinkage in the value of their goods. If they are in debt for their stocks they will suffer in consequence, but otherwise they are all right. If they do have to sell at less than cost they can replenish their stocks at prices which compensate for the reduction. In fine, the mer chant who does business on a conservative basis, has nothing to fear from the wringer. On the contrary, he will be benefited by it in the long run. But, however that may be, the prices must come down, and stay down, too. Some things may be below the cost of production, but for the most part the fall in prices is simply due to the ! lessening in the cost of production. Machinery is improving all the time, and in consequence ■ bringing down the cost price of the articles i manufactured. What the holders of the stocks on hand call overproduction is such only in ' limited cases. ’ Business of all kinds must accept as a cardinal iNEW YORK DISPATCH. JUNE 28, 1885. point in trade the fact that the inventive genius of the age is a groat bear in the market, a tre mendous wringer in the household of commerce. The cost of living is growing all the time, in one sense, if not in another. If the outgoes are heavy, it is because the purchasers are numer ous. The humblest laborer looks upon many things as necessaries of life now which a former generation would have regarded as luxuries. Every revolution of the wringer means more comfort for the people and a higher plane of civilization for everybody. On Wall street there was at one time special need of the wringer. Vanderbilt and Gould combined could not break it, and throw stocks back into the suds again. ■ For years certain railroad securities have been hold at fictitious values. Speculation kept these way above their actual value for investment. That kind of water must be squeezed out, and the sooner the better. There is in all this nothing to excite apprehen sion, on tho contrary it is a most auspicious feature of the times, the sign and surety of future prosperity. WILL JUSTICE BE INTERCEPTED ’ Buddensiek, the mud-mortar-house man slaughterer, has been justly convicted and sentenced to ten year’s imprisonment. Just on the eve of his being taken to prison, one of our judges has seen fit to grant an order re viewing the facts in the trial of this fellow, and thereby frustrating the ends of justice for the present. Buddensiek thinks that he will be come a “raving maniac” if he is sent to prison, and that “it will kill his family, &c., &c.” Did he think of this when pursuing his villainy which carried death into other families ? When the lash of the law is applied to such fellows as Buddensiek they become terribly sensitive. It reminds us of the fellow in Baltimore who was publicly flogged for beatiug his delicate wife. He thought he would never recover from the humiliation occasioned by this merited punish ment. Flogging a white man was an intolerable indignity, but beating a sick wife was by no" means reprehensible according to his mode of reasoning. But Buddensiek ought not to be the only one punished. His alleged partner (Haug), who has been surrendered by his bondsman, should be immediately brought to trial. Tho men who furnished Buddensiek with money for his ille gal business should likewise be tried as ac cessories to tho crime. Some of the Building Inspectors ought to be severely punished for violating a great public trust, and the man who is charged under oath with an attempt to bribe a witness, ought, by no manner of means, escape severe punishment. This, unfortunate ly too frequent occurrence of bribing witnesses and juries must be stopped, and it would be an excellent idea to make a few terrible examples. YOUTHFUL DEPRAVITY. Tt is indeed a sad commentary upon our boasted intelligence when we are obliged to chronicle the many instances of youthful de pravity which daily occur in different parts of the country. In Chicago, a few days ago, two youths of the so-called Jesse James gang were arrested for larceny. They stole a pair of shoes from a store in that city, and with an effrontry that was worthy of a better motive, attempted to sell the stolen articles to a clerk in the establish ment. The evidence against one was conclu sive, and the other was about to be discharged, when to the surprise of the court, the youthful criminal said: “If yer wants tor know’bout der case I’ll jes tell yer, but none of yez was flip enough to catch me. I had der shoes as well as my chum, and we stoled them from der line in front of der store.” As the two disciples of Fagin were being taken to prison the self-confessed criminal turned to one of his pals who was standing by, and in an swer to the question “ What did dey do wid you,” said: “ I’m goin’down to der jail. Stick by de gang an’ don’t let ’em squeal, but keep ’em sorter quiet. If any of de kids asks why I went down, tell ’em dat dere cap’n never ’lows a pal to suffer alone; that he ain’t afraid to show de gang dat he is made of de right kind of stuff.” In Cincinnati a worthy disciple of Lucretia Borgia has made her appearance, in the per son of Mary Kiernan, who has admitted her guilt and confessed to the murder by poison of her father, mother and sister. She. is possessed of a mania for the crime she has confessed, and of course is considered insane. It is to be hoped that such is her condition. At New Lisbon, Ohio, Annie Van Fossen, aged nineteen, is accused of placing arsenic in the coffee at a family reunion of the Van Kossens recently. Fourteen were taken ill and one died. While in jail the “ Gentle Annie ” has fallen in love with a man charged with murder ing his sweetheart, and has become engaged to him. In this city youthful depravity holds its own. A day or two ago Nellie Murphy, fourteen years old, was arrested on Broadway for picking pockets. When arraigned before Justice Duffy that official was informed that Nellie was ar rested in 1881 for stealing from the steamer “ Idlewild,” and that when only nine years old she stole ornaments, prayer books, and sacred pictures from St. Gabriel’s Church, and had been sent to the House of Refuge. Four boys, none of whom have attained the age of sixteen, were detected Wednesday trying to force their way into the cabin of the yacht “ Emanuel,” ly ing in the North River. Would it not be well for our missionaries who expend thousands on the foreign heathen to remember that charity begins at home ? .... *■«.*-* She Had Things Her Own Way.— If ever woman enjoyed the privilege of having things all her own way, Mrs. Hannah Harland, of Bethlehem, Pa., undoubtedly did a few days ago in Allentown, Pa. She was put off a train for passing a bad quarter, and subsequently tendered the counterfeit coin at the depot restaurant for pie. When the coin was refused she drew a murderous-looking revolver, and pointing it at the man behind the bar, threat ened to shoot him if he said the money was bad. Hannah then boarded a small river-boat, tore the curtains in the ladies’ parlor, and threw part of the furniture into the river. A large crowd gathered to witness the woman’s eccentricities, when she seized a pitcher of ice water and poured the contents into their midst. She next entered a bank near the Lehigh Val ley Railroad, went behind the railing, and took charge of the establishment, to the terror of the clerks. Spying a team of horses and a car riage standing in front of a private residence, she jumped in and drove off at a breakneck speed. After an hour’s chase she was caught just outside the city limits, the horses being literally white with foam. She is believed to be insane. Whether or not, she had a lively time while she was on the rampage. American Jokes.—Probably no occu pation is so varied as that of the statistician. The matter-of-fact one, however, takes the palm as to the collection and compilation of figures about American jokes. He shows that the stovepipe joke, which brought out 33,168 para graphs during the year 1865, had in twenty years fallen to only 380 paragraphs per year, while for five months of the present year only seventeen have been perpetrated. Here are some of the figures for last year: Mother-in-law joke, 4,987 paragraphs; dude, 5,649; big hat at the theatre, 1,262; boarding-house hash, 3,112; Chicago girls’ feet, 3,125; editor and poet, 3,265; plumber, 9,871, and last, and by all odds great est, the skating rink, 214,368 paragraphs. He shows a falling off during the past year of sev enty-five per cent, of all these figures, and ar gues that American humor and humorists are rapidly dying out. They Still Turn Up.—Sumner Hor tued died recently at the age of eighty in the room where he was born at Shirly, Mass. That Sumner £ad no curiosity is evident from the fact that he had never ridden on steam or horse cars, nor seen a telephone or telegraphic instrument. A city two miles distant from where he lived he had never seen, nor had he attended church in over forty years. Fickle love, it is said, did the business; but Sumner had the consolation of knowing probably that "It is better to have loved aud lost, , Thau never to have loved at all.'' Thb Mouse Spoiled It.—The exuber ant natures of two ladies in a Georgia village the other day, who were bent on a little fun, were suddenly turned sour by the appearance on the scene of a little mouse. In looking around for a means to drive dull care away, they hit upon the idea of dressing in male at tire and assuming the role of tramps. As such they visited some neighbors and had succeeded in nearly frightening the women and children out of their wits, whetF unexpectedly a mouse put in an appearance, and so effective was its appearance, that it caused the pseudo tramps to unmask themselves, and with others of their sex they scampered about holding their breeches —in lieu of skirts—to prevent the harmless in truder from nestling too close to them. A Question of Veracity, -r-Alderman McQuade says that Register Reilly employs in his office six Republicans, and Register Reilly retorts to the Aiderman, in good Anglo-Saxon, that his Aldermanio nibs lies. This, and noth ing more. But suppose that Register Reilly has six Republican clerks in his office. What of it ? The Register would be guilty of no offense against the Revised Statutes, nor would he be thought less of by the respectable portion of the community if such really was the case. Some Famous Old Ladies.—lt may be interesting to many to know tho ages of some famous living ladies, as for instance: Madame Adam, 49; Sarah Bffrnhardt, 41; Rosa Bonheur, 63; Miss Braddon, 48; the Empress Eugenie, 59; Helen Faucit, 69; Mme. de Gaspa rin, 72; Mrs. Gladstone, 73; Mme. Arabella God dard, pianist, 47; Miss Florence Nightingale, 65; Christine Nillson, 42; Mrs. Oliphant, 67; Ouida, 45; Patti, 42; Mrs. Harriet Beecher Stowe, 73; Ellen Terry, 52, and Mrs. Medon, 48. At It Again.—Boncicault has again run foul of the übiquitous interviewer. This time it is in San Francisco. Dion tells a report er of that city that ’Frisco, Boston, and Wash ington furnishes “the most intelligent audi ences.” He thinks New York was pre-eminent at one time, but for a number of years past “a vitiated taste has grown there, comedy and the higher class of drama no longer finding a home there, but opera comique, burlesque, and an occasional melodrama reign supremo. A New Invention. —A machine has been invented in London for making short ladies long, and long ladies longer. It is war ranted to stretch the human form at least three and a half inches, without injury to tho health. Daily stretching operations are required for six weeks. If a machine be now invented to make long ladies shorter, thick ladies thinner, thin ladies thicker, and medium ladies just a little thicker or thinner, the female sex will be just too happy for anything. A Valuable Book.—An interesting and valuable book goes to press this week, en titled “ Reminiscences of the Old Fire Laddies and the Volunteer Fire Departments of New York and Brooklyn, together with a Complete History of the Paid Departments of Both Cities.” Beside the interesting data on fire matters con tained in the book, there will be found over 250 illustrations in the volume. The author is J. Frank Kernan, a well-known journalist of this city. Good Advice. —An English gentleman now residing in Texas, writes to one of his home papers that “ a person who cannot help swaggering about British superiority, had much better keep the broad Atlantic between himself and Texas, while another person with his mouth shut and his eyes open will thoroughly enjoy that country.” Just Cause for Complaint.—ln New Orleans female school teachers indorse the opinion that this world is merely a place of trial and affliction, preparatory to some higher ex istence. Most of them are allowed little more than $1 a day, “ which is sometimes paid to them, and often not.” COddii and (Ends. A LITTLE SOCIETY GOSSIP. As the warm weather draws nigh it may be of interest to our readers to know where their neighbors propose to spend the Summer, and what those who remain at home are doing. For this reason the following society items are published: Hon. Omaro O’Mara, ofFurman-street-under the-Hights, Brooklyn, will Summer at Harlem. General Guff, the well-known paper-stock merchant has gone West. It is rumored that Miss Bridgetina, of Cherry street, is to be married ere the robins nest again. Hans Stuffem, the well-known hftel proprietor ofCbatham avenue, has received word from hie numerous friends that he will be run for con stable in the coming campaign. Henrietta Mulligan and Fritz Hausmuller were married on Tuesday last in the Deadopen audshut Baptist Church. The bride was at tired in black silk, cut en traine, with two rows of pompadour down the decollette. She gave herself away. The bridesmaids each carried a bouquet of rare [not well-done] flowers, and a button hook. Charles Fresh was the best man [at least he thought so], and the ushers were Stuff McGonigle and George Previous. After the ceremony the bride’s parents pre sented her with a check for $20,000 [and when nobody was looking she tore it up]. Miss Jeannette Bungstarter, of First-avenue near-the-Gas-House, will Summer at Canarsie Meadows. Harry Wunlung, the champion lawn-tennis player, will make his debut in comic opera this Fall. His friends predict that he will make a hit. Birdie Hoolihau, the wealthy young heiress of Division street, has just returned from Hobo ken, where she, by the advice of her physicians, has been spending several days. It is now settled that the Murphys, of Mur phyville, will spend the Summer at Red Hook Point, Brooklyn. Gennaro Guidice, the well-known organist, goes to Italy in August. It is now finally settled that the nuptials of Charles Lighthead and Philopena Goway will be celebrated. The bride’s trousers are being made in Weehawken. DIDN'T KNOW IT WAS LOADED. A big tall countryman and his lean wife were on Coney Island yesterday. He was not the only countryman who was there, but he’s the one we are talking about. After they had seen all the sights and spent nearly a dollar, they approached the Big Ele phant. “B’ gosh, ’s’mense 1” ejaculated the granger, and his eyes were as large as home-made pies. “ Wall, I should jest sayser 1” said his good wife who had never seen anything more start ling than a calf with three legs, and that was when she was a little girl. “ ’F you dare to go up into the critter I’m yer man,” said Hayseed. Don’t take much ter frighten me but I ain’t scaart yet. His wife looked at him iondly, nodded ap provingly, and said: “ I’ll go you, Jake, if we never come back.” They did the whole business, and later on walked around the auimal to view its exterior. As they reached the hind legs the man felt one of them, remarking: “B’gosh, it looks as if it was alive—now, don’t it 1" Just then a visitor, who was looking from one of the upper windows, lost his grasp on a heavily-freighted gripsack. It struck Hayseed on the head, and drove him down into his boots. As he picked himself up he screamed : “ I knowed it, Rachel. Come on, I got enough. It’s just like us fools. They been playin’ another trick on us I” “ Who hit you, Abram ?” “That Elephant kicked me. That’s one o’ them derned bunco tricks, an’ I knowed we’d catch it afore we got home. Come on, an’ if yer ever tell anybody we was at Coney Island, I’ll give away wot I knowed about yer before we was married.” There was a streak of countryman from the Elephant to the end of the pier, and there it leaked over and worked itself into the boat. SMALL CHANGE. The hymn beginning “The conse crated cross I’d bear,” had just been sung, and in the momentary quiet that followed, the per plexed youth turned to his father: “Say, pa, where do they keep the consecrated cross-eyed bear ?” All hands enjoyed a half holiday yes terday except the ministers and the reporters. Virtue is its own A(rtemas) Ward, and we ex pect to have the account settled when we reach the Over There. Talmage’s congregation have just re turned from a trip to Niagara Falls. There was a corner in whisky while they were there, and several haokmen went out of the business. Has anybody noticed the dysyeptic looking tomatoes in tho grocery store windows. The only way the dealers can dispose of them is by putting them on the bargain counter. A fire recently occurred in a Jersey City china-store, and it saved the proprietor from bankruptcy. He is now selling the china as ancient bric-a-brac. One hundred and fifty Chinamen came overland from San Francisco on Tuesday last. Send out for a halt dozen new shirts, every man of you. It would appear that Vice-President Hendricks had dropped through a hole since he was elected. He’d ought to get a job some where. A young New Haven man recently eloped with a female compositor. He’ll be sorry for it when he sees how nimble her fingers are. Nearly every artist in the country is busy on a bust of Grant. The famed general must have loads of fun. So many busts—ain’t it? They had an earthquake in France the other day. Must have heard that another patriot had subscribed for the Bartholdi pedes tal. A Hartford bulldog nearly ate up a resident the other day. Probably imagined that the old man was watching him. Some of the militia had their first taste of carnage and gore last week. So many mosquitoes at Peekskill, you know. There were six murderers hanged in Kentucky on Friday. When they want a Judge they send over into Ohio. Kearney is going to run for Governor of California. Somebody should buy a gun and forget that it was loaded. England’s Cabinet has gone all to pieces, and yet the world hasn’t run off its roll er. Great world, that! A reader wants to know which is the crack regiment. We think that all of them are, and the members, too. Several natives have recently de clined British peerages. Can’t borrow anything on them wo presume. If the people of this city are not very careful, somebody will steal Broadway and run it out Of tho city. The drought is said to have ruined the late strawberry crop. They look so. M Bmujscmcnt. GOSSIP ON THE SQUARE. Mr. Lawrence Barrett intends producing next season an old English comedy entitled “ The Won der,” which was one of Garrick’s favorite plays and the one in which the great actor made his farewell appearance on the stage. Miss Leonora Bradley has signed a contract to play the leading parts next season with Mr. John T. Raymond. Loudon McCormack begins a limited engagement in Cincinnati to-morrow night, appearing as Sandy Spencer, in “The Danites.” Ma. Harry Brown has engaged for his “ Excelsior Folly ” company, W T ill H. Bray, the comedian, who was one of the principal members of W. A. Mestay er’s “Tourists/’ Mr. Bray is also known as the composer of several popular songs. Mr. J. B. Polk is ill at his home in Brooklyn, but expects to recover in time to arrange for the pro duction of “ Mixed Pickles ” in this city in August. Miss Myra Goodwin will be supported at the Fourteenth Street Theatre in August by Mr. George Richards, the comedian and vocalist. Miss Good win is now at Schroon Lake, where she is studying her part in Ed Kidder’s new musical comedy with the very brief title of “Sis.” For Next Season Messrs. Robson and Crane pro pose to create a notable event in the record of the stage in their revival of Shakespeare’s “ Comedy of Errors.” It will be produced, they promise, with spectacular effects “ never before equaled upon the stage.” Ephesus as it was, will be seen in all its pomp and magnificence. Diana’s great temple, with its sacred processions, its music and its beauty, will be presented with all the fidelity that historical research will permit and poetic license warrant. The costumes, arms, and manners of the day will be reproduced faithfully, and the splendors of the great city will be depicted by scenes of pic torial and artistic beauty. It will be a dramatic creation rather than a revival, and will surpass as a whole and in detail anything of the kind ever be fore attempted. For many weeks a small army of scene-painters and their assistants, costumers, armorers, and ma chinists have been at work, and the result of their labors will be seen at the Star Theatre early in Sep tember, when we are promised a revelation in dramatic possibilities. Said one of the artists : “It will far surpass Irving’s famous Lyceum presenta tion of ‘ Romeo and Juliet.’ ” That at the time was thought to be beyond rivaling, but we live in an age of progress, and the acme of excellence to-day fades before the possibilities of to-morrow. Mr. Frank Mayo, after a season of forty weeks, during which time “Nordeck” was played 247 times, has retired to his beautiful country homo, “ Crockett Lodge,” for the Summer. Miss Kathryn Kidder, who made a hit as Wanda in “Nordeck,” has been reengaged for next season. Sheridan Cor byn, Mr. Frank Mayo’s manager, is in this city, but will not make any dates for “Nordeck” until the negotiations now pending with the Lyceum management are completed. Miss Lillian Spencer will commence her starring season at Jersey City, September 7. Her repertory includes “ Article 47,” “The New Magdalen,” “Ca mille” and “An Unequal Match.” Mr. Sheridan Corbyn is booking her time. Miss Inez Rochelle, who lately played the Prin cess in “Nordeck,” has returned to her home, “Lo cust Shades,” St. Joseph, Mo. She will appear at the Grand Opera House in this city early in the sea son, In the character formerly assumed by Miss Sara Jewett in “ A Prisoner for Life.” “Funny Valentines,” the new musical comedy skit, is in rehearsal at Pastor’s Fourteenth Street Theatre. The date of production is set for the week of July 13th. The author, J. H. Farrell, has com posed a number of new and catchy songs. The company includes Miss Earle Remington, Helen Courtland, Lena Cole, Kate Ferguson, Helen Mow att, Odell Williams, J. Joseph Fields, J. J. Leslie, Wm. E. Hines, H. W. Brinkley, Meyers Clarke, J. H. Farrell aud others. Messrs. W. W. Fowler and Wm. Warrington have obtained the exclusive rights of performing “ Skipped ” throughout the country, with certain reservations of territory.- Mr. Fred. Lennox will assume the part played by Mr. Louis Harrison and Mr. Walter Lennox, Jr., will play Mr. Gourlay’s part. Ben Teale, who in the early part of the season was stage-manager at the New Park Theatre under the management of Messrs. Stevens and Murtha, and later on directed the dramatic production of “Sieba” for the Kiralfys, is to rehearse and pre •pare for performance Effie Ellsler’s new play which is not yet named; Rhea’s two new plays, “Lady Ashley” and “Regina;” two plays for Annie Pix ley, and Fred Maeder's new play “ The Trap.” And still Teale is not happy, and is nearly ready to take hold of six more. Mr. Frank Pastor died last week in San Antonio, Texas. He was the only surviving brother of Tony Pastor. He was born in this city, November 13th, 1837. At the age of six years he was apprenticed to J. J. Nathans, the circus manager, and remained with him ten years. In 1856 he went to England, and traveled with various circus companies as a star rider. In '57 he visited Naples, Palermo, and wintered in Italy. In 1869 he returned and secured an engagement with French’s circus. After this he was connected with various equestrian enterprises, and finally, in the latter part of his career, was employed in a confidential capacity by Tony. His last position here was at Tony’s Fourteenth Street Theatre. He was quiet and gentle in his demeanor, kindly and generous, and his death will be mourned by all who knew him. The best epitaph which can be written of him is this: “He was honest and faithful in all the relations of life.” Bijou Opera House.—On Thursday evening last Dixey Adonis celebrates! the three hun dredth night—of performances. Dixey was all there. An eagle with “300” in gas jets in its talons and underlined with the word “ Welcome" was dis played on the stage. And over all, as an aureole, was “Dixey—Adonis.” Dixey, in the second act, gave a lesson to the Mackayo-Sisson-Frohman-Del sarte school of acting in “making up” his counte nance as Irving. The inevitable souvenirs were handsome and artistically-designed screens, which were given to the audience at the close of the per formance. The “enterprising ” —“genial ” —“indefatigable” “ intellectual ” —•• gentlemanly ” —“ handsome ” — and “ amiable nominal business manager, Mr. Donnelly—we quote the daily press—was visible as usual, and he did his utmost in the way of urbanity to sustain his enviable reputation as the head and front of the management of the theatre. Without his wonderful business qualities, bis long experi ence as a manager, his liberality in his press adver tising—his advantages as a gentleman of education and refinement and without the benefit of his ad vice—it goes without saying that Messrs. Miles and Barton, as well as Rice and Dixey, would have been dismal failures, and the Bijou Opera House rele gated to a mere refuge for “snaps” and inconse quent passing shows. Thanks therefore to the managerial ability and to the universal “popularity” of Mr. Donnelly, whose sense of the artistic, combined with his ad mirable economy in avoiding expense in advertis ing, the souvenir night was a magnificent success. It is the intention of Messrs. Rice and Dixey to rec ognize his efforts in the near future by a suitable recognition. They will probably build a theatre for him—in Hackensack. Meanwhile “Adonis" will go on and on—it may bo for years, it may be forever. Wo would respect fully, however, suggest that upon the occasion of the three hundred and fiftieth night—and we are tsure Mr. Donnelly will see to it—that the gin mill keepers, beer saloon proprietors, barkeepers, men about town, mashers and other patrons of the drama who never under any circumstances pay for an ad mission, aro not furnished with souvenirs before that portion of the audience which does pay has been'served. Matinee on Saturday. Koster & Bial’s Concert.—The ap proach of the Summer season has evidently spurred the managers to renewed efforts to provide season able attractions. Just now their patrons are de lighted over the latest effort, Harry Leclair’s bur lesque on Offenbach’s “ La Belle Helene.” This house has for some time been noted for such productions, and the effort promises to bo exceedingly popular. The burlesque is written in a bright and witty manner, and the music abounds in gems of melody. The burlesque is mounted expensively, and the costumes of the pretty girls who take part in it are picturesque and artistic. The cast of the burlesque is as follows. Paris, Kentucky Miss Rosa Loe Menelaus Miss Lizzie Paine Agamemnon Miss Laura Burt CalchasMax Arnold ArchiliesMiss Clara Belmont Ajax the First Miss May Hall Ajax the Second Miss Lillie Shandley Prince Orestes Miss Georgia Parker Helene Harry Leclair LeoniaMiss Eva Barrington ParthenisMiss Louise Hill Philocomes.George Gaston EutheclesMiss Leo Coles The versatile Harry Leclair is of course the head and front of this production, his songs and acting never failing to produce the heartiest laughter. Miss Rosa Lee looks and acts the part of the gay Paris attractively, and nobody wonders that fair Helene falls in love with him. £ Miss Laura Burt, a beautiful young lady, who made a reputation with Denman Thompson in his play of “Joshua Whitcomb,” is the Agamemnon, and introduces in the first act a comic song enti tled “You May Look, but You Must Not Touch.” Miss Burt possesses a soprano voice of sweetness, and she is becoming a favorite. Miss Lizzie Paine warbles her famous “Wine Song,” and the beauties of the Spanish dance are prominently set forth by the vivacious Miss Loo Coles. Laughter greets Mr. Max Arnold’s impersonation of “ The Model Policeman,” and the other special ties which are introduced are equally as good. During Act 2 Miss Laura Burt wins many recalls for her rendition of the song “How can I Know Better when lam So Small ?” and Mr. Max Arnold is always encored for his song, “The Dutch Girl from Po’keepsie.” Miss Georgie Parker shows how the human feet can be educated in her song and dance, “ Hi 1 Jenny Johnson,” which is one of the brightest bits of character acting seen for some time. The music by the orchestra, under the direction of Mr. W. J. Rostetter, is excellent, and the cooling machines which are in operation render this house one of the pleasantest resorts in the city. “La Belle Helene” will be given at the usual sa cred popular concert this evening, beside an inter esting vocal and musical programme, and during the week new features will be constantly intro duced, the intention of the management being to make their house the Mecca of theatre-goers during the warm season. The Casino.—After long and careful rehearsing, under the direction of Mr. Heinrich Conried, the curtain will be “ rung up ” to-morrow night at the Casino for the first representation of “Nanon,” an opera comique which has met with remarkable success in Berlin, where it has run four hundred nights at the Walhalla Theatre, and Mr. Rudolph Aronson will make his first bow to the New York public as sole manager. The cast for “ Nanon ” includes the Misses Sadie Martinot, Pauline Hall, Billee Barlow, Alice Vin cent, Agnes Folsome, Rose Beaudet, Marie Koenig, Sadie Wells, Carrie Andrews, Emma Hanley, Flor ence Bell, Clara Wisdom, Adelaide Langdon, and Messrs. Wm. T. Carleton, Francis Wilson, Gustavus Levick, Wm. H. Fitzgerald, Wm. Herbert, Harry Standish, Alexis Markham, 0. L. Weeks, G. T. Wade, O. Heilig, &c. Mr. Jesse Williams is the music director. The scenery has been painted by the Messrs. Mazzanovich, Hoyt and Merry, and the cos tumes made under the supervision of Mme. Loe. To-night the illuminated Casino roof garden will be open, and the usual concert is to take place. Mr. Rudolph Aronson’s orchestra will interpret among other numbers, the overture, “ William Tell,” se lections “Aida,” “Faust” and “L’Africane,” the waltzes, “Pfingster in Florenz,” “Casino” and “ Espagnole,” Offenbachiana, “Pizzica,” &c., polka, the “Nanon,” “March,” &c., &c. National Theatre.—Manager Hen mann announces to his patrons for the current week, commencing to-morrow evening, in the way of dramatic attraction, the engagement and appear ance of Mr. John Taylor and Miss Ida Alexander, the delineator of German characters. They will be seen in the comedy drama entitled “ Simon, or More Ways Than One.” Miss Alexander will imper sonate Fraulein and introduce several characteristic songs. Mr. Taylor will be seen as Sidney Court wright, Joe Steadfast, Sarah Walker, and in the'title role. The cast will include the leading members of the regular company. In the variety-olio which precedes the dramatic performance, the most attractive features will be “ The Comedy Four,” Messrs. Murphy and Mack, Messrs. Shannon and Emerson, The Four Comets, Miss Libbie Kirk, and the farcical comedy by John E. Murphy, entitled “ Murphy’s Dream,” in which Messrs. Murphy, Shannon, Mack and Emerson will appear. There are eight of Edison’s patent Electric Fans, occupying no more space than a cigar lighter, each one of which drives a current of cold air over ten feet, keeping the auditorium deliciously cool. They are noiseless in their operation and are duly appre ciated by the patrons of this house. Matinees on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. The usual concerts will be given this afternoon and evening. Eden Museb. —ln the past week many additions have been made to the standard attractions here. The audiences—or rather let us say the number of visitors has been up to the usual average, and the concerts given here nightly have not been by any means the least among the score of established features of the Musee. The thousands of stereoptican views, the his torical groupings of wax statuary, the Chamber of Horrors, and the individual counterparts of notable living people here and in Europe, and the Fata Morgana, make a combination for which more than a single visit is necessary. The usual concerts will be given this afternoon and evening. The Coney Island Elephant. — • Growing more and more in popular favor,” re marked Manager Bradeuburgh, of the Big Elephant at West Brighton, yesterday, “and pretty soon we’ll average 20,000 visitors per day.” It is safe to say that not a stranger visits the Island who does not inspect the monster. The entertainments given in side the body o-f the Elephant every few minutes daily are highly amusing. The grounds are lovely, and no matter how hot the weather, there is always a refreshing breeze on the huge platform beneath the Elephant. Jack Hamilton is doing his part nobly toward making the establishment the most attractive resort on the Island, and what he don’t know about making a big success of an amusement enterprise is hardly worth knowing. An uncommonly entertaining programme is announced for to-day, when the grounds will probably be crowded from morning till night. Madison Square Theatre. - —&ohn T. Raymond contemplates a change of bill. ° ln Chan cery” will give place, on Monday, July 6th, D - D - Lloyd’s political comedy of “Our Candidate.”’ Thia will be kept on for one week, after which, on * ol three new plays will be brought forward. Mr. Raymond and Mr. Palmer have three play/ under close consideration, bui it is not yet decided which of them will be put on the stage first. The choice lies between Henry J. Byron’s posthu mous comedy of “Open House”—now running at the Vaudeville Theatre, London—an American play by Brander Mathews and a Mr. Brunner, and a fan tastic play by that prolific writer, Leonard Grovor. Many of Mr. Raymond’s admirers have signified a desire to see him again as Col. Sellers, and it is probable that he will be seen in that character as an appropriate wind-up to the Summer season. Benefit of Mr. Charles E. Rice.— This gentleman, the treasurer of Messrs. Rico & Dixey’s burlesque company, will have a benefit on next Wednesday afternoon at the Bijou Opera House. The very attractive entertainment which he has announced, includes the first act of “ Patience,” with Marie Jansen, Vernons Jarbeau. Carrie and Ida 8011, Digby Bell, George Fortescue and Henry Standish; the second act of “ The Mascotte,” with Emma Carson, Pauline Hall, Hattie Anderson, Henry Pepper, Geo. Schiller and with Henry Dixey as Lorenzo, and concluding with the third scene of the second act of “Adonis.” Mr. Henry Sator will direct the orchestra in the overture to “Patience.” We trust Mr. Rice will reap the reward he expects. And so say all his friends. Star Theatre.—lt has been deemed advisable by the management to continue the en gagement of the Mexican orchestra during the pres ent week. This evening a special programme will be given and a number of novel features intro duced. Popular prices will be the rule. Wallack’s Theatre.—With th© com ing week “The Black Huzzar” will enter upon the third month of its career. And as to its continu ance—you “can read the answer” at the box-ofilce without any special consultation of the stars. There is a well-founded idea that John McCaull proposes “to fight it out on this lino if it takes all Summer.” which will bring “ The Black Huzzar ” into the fifth month. Matinees as usual on Saturday. Tony Pastor’s Theatre.—“A Capital Prize ” was given its final performance here for the present season last evening in the presence of a nu merous and evidently delighted audience. To-morrow, and every evening during the week, and at the regular matinees on Tuesday and Friday, the stage will be occupied by the “Metropolitan Ministrels.” They will also be seen and heard at the matinees. This company of minstrels are recommended by the management as being among the best in point of talent and variety now before the public. Thbiss’s Alhambra Court. — The enthusiasm and favor which attended the novo! musical feature of the past week—of Mlle. Otillie, the artiste, in her song entitled “Liberty,” in com memoration of the arrival of the Bartholdi Statue have warranted Manager Theiss in re-engaging her for the present week. The music of the song is the work of Mr. Fred. Zaulig and the words by Mr. Wm, H. Fuller. It must not be forgotten that Mlle. Otib lie in singing this song appears as tho living repre sentation of the famous statue, and that at tho close of her vocal effort the crown and torch of the god dess will be illuminated by Edison’s electric lights.. The regular concerts will be given this afternoon and evening, Gould’s Sans Souci.—Many pretty and attractive ladies have been added to the regular list of singers and variety specialists who have made this resort popular, and they will all be seen and hoard during the present week. The Sans Souci Quartette will appear and be greeted by tho usual recalls. The orchestra and its instrumental soloists will repeat their popular selections. The manage ment wishes it distinctly understood that tho “Sans Souci” is not open on Sundays. Jacob Blank’s Winter Garden.— The new attractions at this family resort for tho present week, commencing this afternoon and evening with tho sacred concerts, are Mlle. Annetta Rosetta in her operatic selections, Miss Carrie Brown, the serio-comic vocalist, and Mr. Emilia Hauffe, the popular baritone singer. The orchestra, under the direction of Mr. Gus Gobert, will, at each performance, give a new series of selections, and all the instrumental soloists will bo heard. Other mu sical features have been engaged and will appear in rapid succession. The concerts this afternoon and evening will be particularly enjoyable. Theiss’s Concerts.—The orchestra and its popular soloists, the vocal specialists, and all the regular attractions which have established this place in public favor, will be heard and seen during the present week. The edneerts this after* noon and evening will be unusually attractive. JMixslcal and Dramatic Items. A live New Yorker, full of the su periority of bis native town over anythin? and every thing “ English, you know.” has his say about London concerts as follows: It is well-known that iu general musical culture London audiences are not only inferior to continental audiences, but certainly also to the New York public. The artists seldom take less than a guinea for a good seat, and the consequence is that the general public is almost entirely excluded from high class musical entertainments. A floor seat at a Richter concert, twenty one rows from the stage, cost me 10s. 6d.; tho programme was Is. extra—no programmes being dis tributed gratis except lor the following week's concert; so tha’ an ordinary concert of this kind comes to $3. And this was not. the worst of if, there was no ventila tion and the atmosphere was tropical. The seats are more uncomfortable than in a suburban variety theatre; they consist of rows of simple benches, with nothing to lean against except a board of the width of a hand on top. Two hours of such torture produces an effect com parable to that of riding on a Broadway stage from the terminus to the Battery, and I no longer wonder at the old saying that •• the English take their pleasures sadly.” Mr. E. C. Swett, who is to manage Mr. Dan Maguinnis’ starring tour next season, has read to a number of gentlemen the new play written for Mr. Maguinnis by Mr. Charles Gayler. The work is a three act Irish comedy, entitled “ Lord Tatters, or An Irish man’s jHonor.” The s ene is laid in London, and the F»lot turns on the loss and recovery of an old coat, in the ining of which is concealed £IOO,OOO in bank notes; The money is the entire fortune of The O’Neill, an Irish patriot who being obliged to leave his native land hurriedly to escape arrest, intrusted it to his faithful servant Murphy. Murphy is arris.ed. but escapes, and begins a search for his old master. He suffers all sorts of privations and hardships, but never touches a penny of the money t though sorely prosed. His sister Nora’ in nocently disposes of the coat in exchange for a new one< and Murphy has the utmost difficulty in recovering it; Even The O’Neill is brought to believe him dishonest at one time; but Murphy finds the garment and the money, after many adventures, and restores them to their owner. A love story is neatly interwoven, and there is no lack, of incident or action to keep the interest alive. Effie Johns, a well-known actress, died Thursday night. June 18,. at the old Metropolitan Hotel, Chicago. She was born in Utica, N. Y., about 1850, and went on the stage when quite young. She came into prominence first about 1876, as the star c£ a dramatic company managed by her first husband, William Hol land, siheedead. With him she traveled all over this country and visited the West Indies and Australia. In t e Fail of 1880 she was the star of the Adelphi (variety) Theatre, San Francisco, Cal. She was for several seasons leading lady of the stock at the Academy of Music; Chicago, Hl., leaving when the company disbanded. Since then she has played through the West. Three years ago she maire.l Robert McNair;, who survives her; She died of dropsy and heart-disease, after an illness-of about, five weeks. The widow of John R. Scott died in this city last week She had for some years past been> living with the family of John Nathans, the old time cir us manager. She was a native of Philadelphia, in which city she began her professional career, as Lucretia in “Brutus,'’ at the Arch Street Theatre, October 17, 1851. She had playe-1 for years in the stock at the Bowery Theatre, t! e Winter Garden, and other Now York houses, as well as in theatres in various other cities. She virtually retired when the combination system btgan to, gain a decided looting, although she has appeared oc casionally during the past dozen. years or so. Her hus band, a noted tragic and melo-drainatic actor, died in Philadelphia on April 4, 1856. During the performance of a circus at Lapeer, Michigan, on Wednesday last, a large elephant became infuriated, and turned upon the eight thousand persons assembled under the canvas. He tore up tho seats, sina hed the furniture, women fainted, children screamed, boys climbed trees, and a general stampede followed. The enraged elephant, after clearing out the canvas, made a break for the woods near by, and mired himself in a swain n. After much difficulty he was extri cated, but five bullets were shot into his hide to tame him. Amid the panic numbers of persons were seriously iniured. and much property lost and damaged, No fa’ai ities occurred. The season at the Park Theatre, Bos ton. will be opened on August 31. with the first produc tion there of Mr. Buchanan s new English play, ' Alone in London,” by a company under Col. W. E. Sinn s manage ment, among the members of which are Miss CoraS. Tanner, Messrs. Herbert Archer, Walter Reynolds, Wm. Herbert and Allred Fisher, Misses Belle Archer, Maggie Holloway, Eleanor Lane and Grade Hathaway, Little Gussie Pauling, Messrs. E. Wallington, Charles J. Bell. Rudolph 11. Strong. J. M. Hawlev, W. Dorsett, J. Har’on, Robert Clark, N. Williams, Arthur Benson and J. C. Pitt. The complete list of Sinn’s “Alone In London'’ company for 1885-'6. is as follows: Cora S. Tanner (to ba starred in the leadingroleC Heibert Archer. Walter Reynolds, Wm. Heibert. Alt’. Fbher Belle Archer, Maggie Holloway, Eleanor Lane, Grade Hathaway. Lit t e'Grade Pauling. Mrs. Pauling. E. Wellington, Chas. J. Beil, R. H. Stroug. J. M. Hawley. Wm Dorsett, T. liar lon. Robt. Clark, N. Williams. Walter Benscn, J. C. Pitt, John G. Magie (advance agent), Robert Coote (acting manager). Mrs. Henrietta Lehman, mother of Minnie Cummings, the actress, die.l last Thursday at her daughter’s residence at Long Branch, aged seventy-six years. Mrs. Lehman was the daughter of the Rabbi Kautz. Proiessor of Talmudic Literature. She married Ad >lph Lehman, an official of Posen. She was a woman of strong character, an orthodox Jewess of the strictest type and widely i expected. She leaves a family of one son and four daughters. Her funeral takes place to-day. Some idea of the average intelligence in musical matters of the audience attending the first concert by the Strauss orchestra at the London invent ories is shown from the statement by one of the leading daily papers, that the programme opened with the BaHe overture, and that of another, that all inquiries as to which Balfe overture was played failed to elicit the de sired .information. James O. Hoey, basso, died in Brook- Ivn N Y., June 19. and was buried from his home in North Second street, that city. He was bom .n 1864, and as a I ov was one of the principal contralto singers of the Young Apollo Club, of Brooklyn. Alter his voice changed he adopted the operatic stage, and at the time m his death he was leading .basso of the New York Standard Opera Company. Among the artists engaged by Manager y c "anil for the Fall and Winter season are Mesdames Mathilde Cottreliy and Laura Joyce Bell, Misses Lily Post Marie Jan ; en aiid Bertha Ricci, and Messrs. Mark Smith Div'i’j- bed. be 'A oif Hopper, Charles Dungan. Charles Plunketi.. Edwin Hoff, George Boatful Harry McDonough.