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(NOTICE.—For want or space many questions received
remain unanswered for some time. Each query, if legiti
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.]
Bill Stubbs. —“Will you tell me
something of the history of the Trinity Church
property and the suits of the Anneke Jans heirs .
In 1638 Everardus Bogardus, the second minister of
the early Dutch Reformecl Church to come to this
continent, married Annetje (or Anneke) Jans, the
widow of one Roelof Jans. The lady had inherited
from her first husband a farm of sixty-two acres,
situated in what is now the centre of the business
part of New York city. This piece of land was
known for many years as “Dominie’s Bouwery."
In 1647 Dominie Bogardus, who had become in
volved in disputes with the officers ot his church,
net sail for Holland, to refer matters to his ecclesi
astical superiors there. The ship was wrecked,
however, in Bristol Channel, and Bogardus was
among the passengers that were lost. Whether it
was because his heirs did not pay due attention to
attesting their claim to the '• Bowery,” or whether
they were in some way bought off is not now
known, but shortly after the taking of New Nether
lands by the British, in 1664, we find this land in
possession of the government and known as the
“King’s Farm.” In 1705 this tract was granted by
the orown to Trinity Church corporation and be
came the foundation of its great wealth. The de
scendants of Anneke Jans Bogardus have made
many attempts toliave their claim to this property
recognized by the courts, but without success. As
the church’s title to the property irom the crown
Is complete it is extremely improbable that the
Jans-Bogardus heirs will ever get any part of it.
A Bather. —Many people are in the
habit of dabbling a great deal in bath-tubs filled
with fresh water during hot weather. This is in
jurious. Sponge-bathing, in the majority of cases,
would affect the cooling and refreshing purposes
intended and cleanse the pores just as well. Nature
svidently intends man to bathe frequently in Sum
mer. In Winter, if one is not engaged in particu
larly dusty or dirty pursuits, a bath all over once,
twice, or perhaps three times a week should be suf
ficient. Cold baths are best for the strong and vig
orous; but the weaker ones who begin with tepid
bathing water should end each bath with a dash of
water as cold as the system will bear. A good fric
tion with a coarse towel, supplemented with a hand
rub-down, or perhaps a little bay rum or alcohol
rubbed in after the coldest bath, will restore
healthy action and bring a glow to the surface,
causing the whole body to feel reinvigor ited,
A Bid.—lst. “In parliamentary lan
guage, what is meant when a communioation is
ordered to be ‘spread on the minutes ?’ ” It means
■ that the Secretary shall place the communication
i»n his records of the proceedings of the meeting,
id. “What is the difference between a vote of
Shanks, a standing vote of thanks, and a rising vote
»f thanks ?” There is no difference between a stand
ng and a rising vote of thanks. And the only dif
ference between them and an ordinary vote of
thanks is that they are considered more compli
mentary to the person to whom the thanks of the
meeting are being given. 3d. The English pro
lunciation of the name Charlemagne is shar-le
nain. The French pronunciation, as near as it can
jq given by English sounds, is sharrl-mahn.
A Member of an Association. —Th©
Tonal Code thus defines unlawful assemblies:
*'Whenever three or more persons assemble with
intent to commit any unlawful act by force; or as
semble. with intent to carry out any purpose, in
tsuch manner as to disturb the public peace, or to
give ordinary persons reasonable grounds to appre
hend a breach of the peace; or being assembled, at
lempt or threaten any act tending toward a breach
of the peach, or an injury to person or property, or
any unlawful act; such an assembly is unlawful;
and every person participating therein, by his pres
snce, aid, or instigation, is guilty of a misde
meanor.”
Mbs. W.— ls it not possible that the
Interference of your mother in the slight quarrel
between yourself and husband has done more harm
than good ? As we understand the matter, from your
statement, your husband has not been guilty of
anything which you cannot easily forgive. If you
4ake our advice, you will make kindly approaches
to him, and we doubt not that he will warmly wel
come your overtures aud sue for forgiveness. If
jyou become reconciled, and should have another
Xiiiffi, do not call in any person as a mediator. Medi
ators generally widen the breach, though they may
; "be acting with the best intentions.
Jimmy. — The following is recom
mended as a good process for your purpose; To
remove grease stains from pages of books, warm
the parts and then press pieces of blotting-paper
npon them, so as to absorb as much as possible.
Have some clear oil of turpentine, almost boiling,
again warm the greased spot, and then with a soft
clean brush apply the hot turpentine to both sides ,
Of the spotted part. By repeating this the grease
will come out. Lastly, with another clean brush, I
dipped in rectified spirits of wine, go over the place,
and the grease will no longer be seen, nor the paper .
marked.
'u. E. C. M.—“ A aud B are playing crib- '
bags. A holds a hand that counts twelve, but by
mistake he counts it fourteen and pegs fourteen |
holes. B discovers the wrong and claims that A ,
forfeits his count of twelve and must go back four- 1
teen holes from the point he was at before counting 1
the hand. Is he right?” This is the rule: If a
player scores more points than he is entitled to the c
•adversary may correct the score and add the same i
dumber to his own score. i
Young Mechanic.—Your employer had ;
ho right to have your invention patented without
your consent. If he ie an honest man he will give
you a fair share in the profits, and you should make 1
application to him for your proper proportion. f
Should ha refuse, then place your case In the hands
of a lawyer. One who has made a study of patent J
rights would bo the proper one to employ. £
R. M. S.— We know of no way in t
which you can reduce the size ot your nose—that j
is. with safety. But If you insist on reducing its
eize, the best way would be to go among some of 1
the plug-uglies of our city, declare your desire for |
a fight, and it is likely that you will have your nose
chewed off. Many of our roughs are very great
adepts at this sort of fancy amputation. i
A Veby Old Reader. —The steel fac- <
lory of Herr Krupp is in Essen, Germany. It cov- (
era nearly SCO acres, and employs 7,000 men; 240
.team-engines are continually running. Thera are 1
50 steam-hammers and 240 furnaces, using annually (
78,000 tons of coal. The steel guns of Krupp were
first used by the Viceroy of Egypt, and by the Ger- ‘
mans during ths last war with France.
A. J. H. J.—lst. The High Bridge is j
114 feet from high water to the parapet of the (
bridge. It was opened to the public on the 14th of
October, 1842. 2d. The bight of the towers of the ’
East River Bridge, above high water, is 276 feet, j
The clear bight of the bridge in the centre above
high water is 135 feet. The bridge was opened to ]
the public on the 24th of May, 1883.
Ellen S.—Headaches, accompanied
by dizziness, may be cured by some simple medi- ,
cine such as magnesia or Rochelle salts, taken at
night in small quantities. Coffee should be let alone '
and the diet carefully regulated. Meat should be •
taken but once a day, and the head should be kept
elevated during sleep. The more exercise you take
in the open air, the better.
B. Q. T.—A familiar old question is
yours: “When was the old Park Theatre, on Park
Row, burned down ?” The theatre was destroyed
by fire between six and seven o’clock on the night
of Saturday, December 16, 1848. We suppose we
have answered this question in the Dispatch over
two hundred times.
Dubham.—lst. The scientific gentle
men have not yet decided among themselves as to
the results of the last observation of the transit of
Venus. 2d. Apply to the American News Company,
No. 39 Chambers street. 3d. The word “ sheol ” is
pronounced in two syllables—thus, “she-01.”
American. —The population of Vienna
In 1884 was 750,000. and that of the suburbs 450.000
—a total of 1,200,000. In 1880 the city of New York
bad a population of 1.250,000., Were we to include
the population of the suburbs in that of the city we
would have at least 2,250,000 inhabitants.
Co. H.—We thank you for the infor
mation concerning the first company that left Wil
liamsburg for the seat of war. Another correspond
ent, however, sent us the same facts which you do,
and we published them two weeks ago.
G. H. C. —lst. The obelisk was raised
tn Central Park, Now York city, on the 9th of Octo
ber, 1880. 2d. The Prince of Wales landed in New
York on the 11th of October, 1860. He has visited
the United States but once.
Volunteer Engineer.—You are en
titled to admission to the Soldier's Home. Make
application to the Superintendent of the Home at
Bath, N. Y. He will instruct you how to proceed
to gain admission.
Kilt. —We have never before heard
that at the: table of the Queen of England the Ger
man is the only language used, and think your
friend makes the assertion without a particle of
proof.
Johnny F.—Your best course would
be to tell the full truth about the matter. You are
more likely to be forgiven if you do so than if you
lie and the lie is discovered, which it is almost sure
to be.
W. J. H.—Alexander T. Stewart was
born in Belfast, Ireland, October 12th, 1803, and died
in New York. April 10th, 1876, consequently he was
in his seventy-third year at the time’of his death.
James C. —This correspondent desires
a recipe for making Vienna bread. As none of our
books of reference contains the information, will
not some reader kindly supply it ?
8. L.—lst. We gave you an answer to
the question a couple of weeks ago. 2d. If you tell
as what kind of a stain there is on the silk, we will
jive you a recipe for its removal.
J. De la H.—The tenant having
agreed to pay the rent monthly in advance, you
can dispossess him should he refuse to make pay
ment according to contract.
James B. —The Knights of Labor is a
secret society, consisting of workmen. There are
branches in New York, but we are not in possession
of their addresses.
Old Reader. —lt is out of our power
to give you the desired information concerning the
circulation of the leading daily papers of New York
city.
Charles J.—We think that the pres
ent owner would be liable for the debt. That, how
ever, might depend upon the terms of purchase.
G-. W. C.—The first call for three
years’ men was issued by President Lincoln on May
3d, 1861. The number of volunteers called for was
42,000.
B. Livings.—lf a player in the game
ofcribbage plays with too few cards there is no
penalty attaching to him.
T. R. L.—The shooting of Key by
Sickles occurred in Washington, D. 0., on Sunday,
February 27th, 1859.
Harry Field. —By applying at the
railroad office in the Astor House you will receive
full information.
G. H. R. —lf there is a boiling spring
in Pennsylvania we have not heard of it.
Charles P. T. — We are informed thai
Maud S. is about twelve years old.
A Reader.—See answer to M. D. F,
ia Pisfaxov ef July 19th.
CONTENTS OF INSIDE PAGES.
SECOND PAGE:
J CONTINUATION OF “ HOW IT CAME ABOUT.”
t THE TWO CORPORALS.
r STEAMBOAT REMINISCENCES.
I BILL NYE’S HUMOR.
A MODERN ORPHEUS.
, FATHER JARDINE.
LET THE GIRLS HELP.
A LAUGHING JACKASS.
' TAXED FOR HIS TURTLE.
“ O LOR, HIT ’IM AGAIN!”
SHE LIKED BARKING.
A RIBBON.
A FRIGHTENED DUDE.
THIRD PAGE:
MASONIC MATTERS: Always Sunshine Somewhere; The
Nation’s Loss; Polar Star Lodge; Manhattan Lodge;
Island City Lodge; Brooklyn Lodge; Commandery
News; Golden Wedding; Still Another; Personal;
Questions and Answers; A Masonic Island; Dirge;
The Mason’s Last Request; Succession of General
High Priests from 1833; Labor Exchange.
SIXTH PAGE t
THE ONE GRAY HAIR.
ROMIE'S MARQUIS.
MY LITTLE DUKE.
HUMOR OF THE HOUR.
THAT BABY.
UNCLE IKE’S TROUBLE.
A SENATOR’S STAGE RIDE.
EFFECT OF DISCIPLINE.
INTERESTING MISCELLANEOUS MATTERS.
SEVENTH PAGE:
DISHONORED.
LOST IN THE BUSH. *
A LESSON IN GRAMMAR.
A COMMON CHORD.
SOME QUEER WEDDINGS.
A TITLED HOSTLER.
ABSINTHE.
MARKET SAMPLERS.
KEEP COOL.
DE SHERMAN CLERK.
HE RECEIPTED THE BILL.
WORTH KNOWING.
THE GREAT OF YORE.
A THREE-MINUTE GEYSER.
CURES FOR CORNS.
PAID IN STAMPS.
OUR WEEKLY GOSSIP.
NEW YORK, JULY 26, 1885.
CTO 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 m 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
th at hour.
The NEW YORK DISPATCH
has a larger circulation than any
other Sunday Newspaper puh- :
lished in the United States.
OUR DEAD LEADER.
After nine months of intense suffering, den. 1
Grant has succumbed to the only foe he ever 1
met and did not conquer. During those months
the people of this great Republic-—South as well 1
as North—have watched with anxious solici- 1
tude the progress of the dread disease which f
was gradually sapping his life, and which had 1
but one inevitable end—death. The same calm ‘
courage, the same serene spirit, and the same 1
grawd manliness which he displayed in battle '
were shown in his hours of dire misery on the 1
bed of sickness. As a hero he Jived, and as a
hero died>
Few of those who are too young to- remember f
the days rf the great conflict—the straggle of 1
the Titans of the North and South—can feel the c
love for the dead hero which inspires the hearts 1
of those who passed through the four years of I
war—through the- days when the Union was 1
in danger of destruction, when the Republic 1
founded by Washington, Jefferson, and 1 their
worthy compeers seemed to be doomed: to ruin. 31
What days of agony were those of 1861-’62 to i ’’
every patriot heart I Doubt was everywhere. : *
It seemed as though the generals in whom we 0
should have trusted were but half-heartedi in’ *"
their efforts for the preservation of the Union —
that many of them would have been as well ®
pleased by the victory of the South as of the u
Union. c
In the midst of this doubt, at times almost
amounting to despair, there came from the West '
glad tidings. Fort Donelson had been captured, c
eighteen thousand rebels were prisoners, and P
the Union commander was Gen. Ulysses S. ll
Grant. When the people of the North read the 0
story of that victory how wildly they rejoiced.
When the beleaguered rebels wanted to com- ’
promise, to make terms of surrender, the reply ?
of the Union commander was brief, but unmis- 11
takeable; “ The terms are unconditional but- 11
render. I propose to move on your works im- a
mediately.” The loyal men of the country said: *
“At last we have a soldier who will not palter t
with the foe. Grant is in earnest.” From that =
day until the end of the lamentable contest their 1
eyes turned to him in confidence- a confidence a
that he never betrayed.
After Donolson came Shiloh, where Grant was 8
driven back, but was not dismayed. When e
Gen. Buell reached him the next day he said to ‘
Grant: “ General, how came you to fight a f
battle with a river in your rear and no means of f
transportation?” “ There’s plenty of transpor- 1
tation,” said Grant calmly. “ Why, General,” 3
eaid Buell, “ you haven’t more than enough a
transportation for five thousand men."’ “If I 1
had been whipped that would have been trans
portation enough,” was Grant’s cool reply.’ In ‘
those tew words was revealed the spirit of the
heroic leader—the man fit to command an army
of American citizens. j
After this followed the interference of Gen. <
Halleck and other marplots, but all the while '
Grant performed his duty, never grumbling, 1
but bearing many slights so that he might con- '
tinue to serve his beloved country. Slanders '
were heaped upon him, he was described as a
common drunkard and all that was vile aud i
incompetent, but he never lost patience, and
the grand American people never lost con
; fidence in his patriotism, his ability and his de
termination to preserve the Republic against |
all its foes.
At last he received a command which led to
his Grand Gnlf campaign, which Garibaldi pro
nounced equal in brilliancy to Napoleon Bona
parte’s Italian campaign. On the Fourth of
July, 1863, Vicksburg, with Pemberton and his
army, surrendered to Grant. Again he aroused
the enthusiasm of his countrymen. He was
then appointed to the command of the armies of
the Mississippi, and at once set out for Chatta
nooga, where the army of Rosecrans was in
danger of starvation, and where eighteen thou
sand horses had died for want of food. In a
few days he had fought the battle of Wau
hatchie Valley, and opened the way for supply
ing the army with the materials of war, food
and re-enforcements. Then followed the ever
glorious victory of Missionary Ridge—“the
battle among the clouds.”
From the West Grant was called to take com
mand of the Army of the Potomac—one of the
■ bravest, but, up to his advent, one of the worst
handled armies that had ever been put in the
field. When he had obtained a knowledge of
his men, when he had weeded out the incompe
l tent, tardy, or discontented officers, he moved
> against Gen. Lee, whom he proposed to "fight
on that line if it took all Summer.” The tre
p mendous struggle in the Wilderness followed,
j and Lee never recovered from the bear hug
which Grant then gave him. From this time
- out the fighting was almost continuous until it
- ended on the memorable Sth of April, 1865,when
Lee surrendered his gallant but shattered le-
0 gions. Brave, persevering, and persistent as
s Grant was when fighting the foes of the Union,
he was as gentle, kindly and magnanimous in
6 the hour of victory. His success did not inflate
0 him. He was the soldier of the Union, not a
man eaten up with selfish ambition. After the
capture of Lee he did not even enter Richmond.
We cannot refrain from speaking of the way
e in which he awarded praise to his subordinate
’ 6 officers who performed deeds of note. Of
Sherman he always spoke in the highest terms
g of praise. He was, in Grant’s view, “ the most
. admirable of tacticians and profoundest of
strategists.” When Sheridan won the battle of
p Cedar Creek Grant telegraphed to Stanton:
“Sheridan has proven himself to bo. what 1
NEW YORKJDISPATCri; JULY 26, 1885*
always thought him, one of the greatest
soldiers in the world.” Thinking that Gen.
George H. Thomas—“ the Rock of Chicka
mauga”—was too slow in moving against
Hood, who was then planted before Nashville,
he telegraphed to Stanton to remove Thomas
and put Schofield in command. Stanton tele
graphed the order to Thomas, who replied, in
effect, that he had made all dispositions to
fight, and that it would not be for the best in
terests of the country that he should be re
moved at that juncture. Stanton telegraphed
Thomas to retain command. In a few hours
the battle of Nashville was fought and the army
of Hood was annihilated. In making known
this victory to the country Grant said:
<c Thomas was right—l was wrong.” Only a
great soul would make such an admission.
We do not intend to dwell upon his career as
President. In the office he made mistakes, but
on the great questions which then agitated the
country ho was always found to take the patri
otic, the sensible, and the logically sound side.
He went abroad and received honors which
wore never accorded to any other man in the
history of the world, yet he returned to us the
same plain, simple, unostentatious citizen that
he had been before he achieved the highest hon
ors earth can bostow.
His private life was beyond reproach. He
“loved one woman and he clove to her ” like
“ the spotless king” he was among men. Not
one breath of scandal has ever invaded his
home.
Three names are imperishably finked in
American history—the names of Washington,
Lincoln and Grant. Proud should be any
country which has produced such unselfish,
pure, patriotic and heroic men. Their lives are
an inspiration and example to not only the youth
of our own, but of all lands whore virtue is
revered.
Grant—the victorious soldier and the patri
otic citizen—is dead, but his memory cannot die
while the Republic lives. A grateful people
bow in reverence over the bier of their dead
leader.
SUPPRESSING AMERICAN INDUSTRY.
No doubt the leaders of the old Democratic
party honestly believed in their theories of free
trade, as opposed to the Whig and Republican
Policy of Protection ; but even these freetrad
ers must turn in their graves when they see a
socalled Democratic administration deliberately
inaugurating a system for the suppression of
American industry. Men may conscientiously
differ as to whether free trade or protection
will be, in the long run, the more beneficial to
our working classes ; but no sensible man can
hesitate for a moment to condemn an attempt
to drive American workers out of business alto
gether. Yet this is precisely what President
Cleveland and his Democratic advisers have
done in their persecution of John Roach, the
leading shipbuilder of this country. They have
forced him to make an assignment; they have
destroyed an important department of our
national industries, and they have thrown twen
ty-five hundred mechanics out ot employment, 1
The case of John Roach is a very strong and
simple one. By his ability and industry he had
established himself as the best shipbuilder on
this side of the Atlantic. When competition i
against him was organized by capitalists, such .
as that company which Commander Gorringe
superintended, his superiority in excellence of ’
labor and cheapness of prices was 1 so clearly j
demonstrated that the opposition practically
failed and Gorringe died of disappointed ambi
tion an# ai broken heart. Standing tbue at the ]
head of hrs' profession, John Roach put' in the
lowest bid# for the building of new cruisers for 1
the American 1 Navy, and his offers were accept- }
ed. His wo?k was conducted under the super- (
intendance c£ the Navy Department; it was t
completed according to l th© contract drawn* up 2
by the Government attorneys, and it was a»p- (
proved by the Advisory Board. But then the }
Democratic administration slipped into power* r
by the votes of thrmugwumps, and one of the®*’
first official acts was to condemn John Roac?. '
because he was a Republican’; to refuse to pay
for the ships for which the government had con
tracted, and to threaten-to suer him for the re- a
covery of the money which had ? been advanced •
to him as the work progressed.-
What have the Democrats to gain by carrying c
offensive partisanship so far as to break
up a man’s business because he is a Republi- a
can ? Congress has ordered new ships to be g
built, and who is going to ■ build them if the
Democratic Administration ’ thus l kills off the r
chief of American shipbuilders? Will they
push their free trade principles to such an ex- E
tent as to send to England for American ships j.
of war, thus doubly robbing our workingmen ?
If not, why not? They have already assisted
English industry by suppressing American in- •
dustry, and the logical outcome of ifeeir policy
is to buy our naval vessels in t&e English
market. What else can they do? They can
attempt to build ships at our navy* yards; but
that experiment has been thoroughly tried and
has failed. It is ten times more expensive than
giving the work to the lowest bidder, and it
results in the formation of political gangs who
are employed, not to build ships, but to control
elections. Public sentiment has denounced this
s
system so unanimously that an effort to re
establish it would be folly. But, having driven j
the best at American shipbuilders cut of the ,
field, the Democratic Administration! is in this f
dilemma: It must accept higher terms from
inferior builders, or it must build at the navy '
yards, or it must purchase ships abroad. Such
are some of the consequences of a Democrtic s
rule which has not yet lasted six months.
The Democrats profess to be very much exer- .
cised upon the subject of offensive partisanship, (
but what partisanship can be more offensive j
than that which invades the Government De
partments and ruins a contractor on account of
his Republican politics? What can be more
offensive than a partisanship which crushes the
real workingmen in order to organize political
gangs at the navy yards ? What can be more
offensive than a partisanship which plays di
rectly into the hands of British manufacturers
at the expense of our own countrymen ? We
have already demonstrated in these columns
that there is no special need of an American
navy, and that the money wasted upon it might
be much more advantageously employed in
promoting immigration to or in erecting schools
and churches in the South.
However, since Congress has ordered that a
navy must be constructed, it is the duty of the
Administration to build ships in the most eco
nomical manner, and of the best materials and
workmanship. How is this to be effected if the
Democrats begin by compelling our leading
shipbuilder to retire from business on account
of his nolitics ? We ask any reasonabfe reader
to consider this question, quite apart from Mr.
Roach, in whom we have no personal interest
whatever. This is a paper for working men
and women, and we consider the subject from
their standpoint.
To the thousands of Democratic office-seekers
who are now clamoring to be fed at the public
crib it may seem a little matter that twenty-five
• hundred industrious mechanics have been
thrown out ol work by the action of a Demo
cratic Administration. To us it is one of the
worst features of this latest revelation of Demo
cratic policy. These mechanics have parents,
wives and children dependent upon them for
support. How are they to get money for rent,
tor clothing and for food when the Democratic
Government shuts up their shops by persecut
' ing and threatening their employer? The
President, as he drives aoout behind his trot
\ ters or enjoys his fishing trips, may not heed
’ the weak voices of homeless wives and starving
J children ; but their arraignment of the Admin
( istration will have a vast practical effect when
the people once comprehend the real question
at issue. That question is : Shall or shall not
American industries be suppressed ?
,
1 TRIPPED UP.
a It is a long lane that has no turn, and Mr.
e Jake Sharp is in a position now to appreciate
the truthfulness ot this truism. When the
y Aidermen, nearly a year ago, granted Mr.
e Sharp his franchise to take up Broadway, they
if trampled upon the rights of the people boldly
s and defiantly. Mr. Sharp, not satisfied with
it what he had got through very questionable
>f means, determined to secure more advantages,
>f and for a time imagined himself owner of all
: the streets in this city. Switches, turntables
1 I and turnouts were laid wherever the grasping
capitalist thought it would be of benefit to him
self, and finally crowned his barefaced impu
dence by placing a turntable for his Bleeoker
street cars directly in front of the bridge. He
had long ago felt that the public had no rights
which he was obliged to respect, and his suc
cesses gave him good grounds to think so.
Perhaps, however, he believed that ho had paid
the Aidermen a large enough sum to entitle
him to do as he pleased with our streets.
There is no telling what this marauder might
have induced himself to believe concerning his
own power and the perfect helplessness of the
residents of this community, had not Commis
sioner Squire, through his indefatigable and
clever foreman, John Grady, pulled up Jake's
turntable m front of the Bridge before the great
raider had time to appeal to the courts for an
injunction.
Mr. Squire deserves credit for the prompt
ness of his action, and Mr. Grady praise for the
completeness with which he performed his por
tion of the work.
When Macauley’s New Ifoalander at some
future day, takes his seat on some convenient
spot in our city and views the gridiron condi
tion of our streets and the valuable franchises
which one of its residents was able to purchase
from corrupt Aidermen, he will no doubt ask if
such a thing as equity ever existed in this city ?
In the meanwhile Jake Sharp will realize for a
While, at least, that he does not own New York,
and if he thinks he is above the laws and ordi
nances which govern ordinary people, he will
find Commissioner Squire and Foreman Grady
on hand to apprise him of his mistake and
metaphorically sit on him, his turntables and
turnouts.
Owial Icto.
Will He Escape ? — The notorious
“Tim” McCarthy, of the Oak street dive,
through his counsel, is making strenuous ef
forts to escape the punishment he undoubtedly
deserves for his treatment of the woman Bar
row. So desperate has McCarthy become that
Assistant District Attorney Bedford is accused
of all sorts of things and finally threatened
with impeachment. During the past week ar
gument was heard for a new trial for this ruf
fian, and after Mr. Bedford had recited the
main features of the trial for the prosecution
he added:
“And now, in conclusion, let me say in behalf of
Mr. Martine that if he for a single moment believed
that injustice bad been done the prisoner in the
finding of the verdict, then he would never have
moved for sentence in th is'case. Gn the contrary,
after a careful consideration of the testimony, the
trial aud the verdict, we feel convinced beyond
measure that the verdict should stand, and conse
quently, believing that no - injustice has been done
the prisoner, we leave th© case in your hands for
sentence. One word more and I have done. In
their anxiety and nervousness to rescue this des
picable wretch from the prison walls, they have
made one last desperate efiort,. in the nature of a
threat to impeach me, if I will not join with my
learned friend and able opponent in bis motion to
grant this monstrous brute a new triaL In answer
to this 1 beg leave to say, if, in the*midst of an un
ceasing storm of threatening letters and a whirl
wind of intimidations of every imaginable charac
ter, a public prosecutor proves loyal i?o' the people
and true to his official oath, if such conduct merits
impeachment, then let the Senate of the State of
New York impeach me.
“This villain now asking for a new Mai ©bows
his perfect contempt for society and law when he
said that 'every man had his price,’ and wants- to
know ‘how much it will take to buy Bedford
reply to ibis question, let me right here*fell this
infamous sco'U’ndrel ’that if a deed of G&Fs uni
verse was tendered to me I would not even then
swerve one iot» from the strict obligation of my of
ficial oath.' We now rao-ve that your Honpro
nouns sentence.”
Worthy of Imitation. —A savings
bank t&at? appeals' to be* worth a great deal tb !
the poorer artisarra- of several districts of Paris
was started' six yesw»B' ago 1 by a woman, and i&'
now in th© ? full tide ot success l . The manager’s '
object is te’bring th©- earner© of wages to keep
their rent in and to> help them to be
able to meet the ever-recurring: payments. To
do this deposits-of two-’francs a week and up
ward are received, and withdrawals are per
mitted only ch' the mornings rent days. 1
Whatever intei»st r is- earned' is added to the ;
principal of the-deposits at f the time of each
payment. This seems to 1 be a very simple 1
providential arrangement, but it has taken i
some time to educate those for whose 1 good it J
is-intended up to a realization l of the fM meas
ure of its possible-benefits. Savings ar© ac
cepted only from families whose- annual rent
payments do not exceed S6O a year.. The aver- 3
age-weekly deposits now amount to about SBOO, ;
so ihat the scope of the operations-of 1
tution is manifestly extended. The- proprietor, j
moreover, seeks to become personally ac
quainted with her customers, and: for a great
many s she has found situations. A library has
been opened in connection with - the establish- ’
ment, .and the Minister of Public-Instruction '
has recently given it a handsome collection* ©f
interesting books.
Not So.—When the story went out
not long ago that several women had lost their
voices in attending to telephones, a good many
male voters who had before been inclined to
regard the telephone with disfavor began to
think about introducing it into their families.
But the story turns out, upon investigation,
to be a ghostly canard. Women do • not show
any diminution of voice on account of using the
telephone, the superintendant of one of the
New York companies emphatically declares,
“I sometimes wish they.did,” he goes an to
say. His company employs about a hundred
girl operators, who are kept talking pretty
steadily all day, some of them having been in
the service for four yearss and he hasn’t heard
any complaint about loss of voice. On: the con
trary, he certifies,, “ they have too much voice,
and will noteven keep silence during the in
tervals between messages, but insist upon fill
ing up the time with talk, to other operators.”
A Rising Star. — Those who seek
wives through the medium of advertising
agencies had better refrain from such methods,
and if in search of wives go where they can be
found. For instance the Minneapolis Mail
speaks of a very desirable one in this fashion:
“ A new star has arisen in Dakota. It is Miss
Taylor, who went to Wahpeton three years ago. The
first year she took a pre-emption and refused an of
fer of marriage. The second year she took a home
stead and a free claim, and had fonr offers to “ jine”
farms. She has now a section of land,, twenty
seven cows and innumerable calves; has taken at
the county fair the first prize for butter and the
last prize for pumpkins. Can ride horseback, shoot
gophers, drink alkali water and isn’t afraid of mice.
She is a daisy, and is called the Prairie Beil.”
The Depth of Journalistic Infamy.
of American journalism could be debauched
until on the afternoon of the day upon which
General Grant’s death occurred,when the Enen
ing Telegram interpolated in its record of the
event a puff of its enterprise in being the first
to publish the unwelcome news. Again in yes
terday’s issue, in the midst of ail the grief of
the nation and, as one might say. over the coffin
of the dead hero, it editorially makes of the
calamity a means of advertising itself and its
mendacity. It is welcome to the reputation and
profit such advertising will bring it—at two
cents a copy.
An Occasional Rascal.—Our dull
contemporary, the Evening Post, keeps harp
ing on the sins of the present members of the
Republican party and the angelic goodness of
the Republicans of old days. We remember
when one of the principal proprietors of the
Evening Post was driven from a Federal office
in disgrace. That was in the old days. We
can assure the Post that an occasional rascal
has been; can be, and always will be found in
the best parties. Even the church isn’t free
' from them.
A Poor Illustration. —At Los Angelos,
1 Cal., a man was arrested one morning for theft,
and before noon he was tried, convicted and
sentenced to ten years’ imprisonment. It would
be worth considerable to this city to have a few
such judges and juries. We try murderers
• after the Tombs get too full to hold any more.
5 The penalty of death for murder should either
b be repealed or enforced. A murder every other
• day and a hanging once in two or three years
f is a poor illustration of civilization.
r♦ » «
a Should Know Better.—The mania
e for eloping with hired men has set in again.
, The sixteen-y ear-old beauties of wealthy parents
1 find renewed attractions in the family coachman.
3 Parents should know better than to dress a
g I coachman like a fashion plate.
The Fit Resting Place.—Wa think
tho family of Gen. Grant were wise in deciding
that the Central Park should bo his final resting
place. From all parts of the country tho people
flock to New York, and no strangers visit the
city without going through Central Park, and
there they will see the monument which will bo
erected to his memory by a grateful people.
The Central Park is the people’s. Gen. Grant
was of the people, and ho is tho hero of the
people.
A Great Falling Off.—Since the
enactment of the whipping post law in Maty
land them has been a great falling off in wife
beating. The poor, down-trodden wives are
coming to the front now. The police authori
ties in Baltimore report now that scarcely a day
passes that some wretched, bunged-up man
does not pause at a station-house to lodge com
plaint against his muscular wife.
and
SOMETHING ABOUT FUZZ.
Puzz is a country editor, and he accuses us
of having stolen one of his jokes and publishing
it in these columns.
Now this is not so for several reasons.
In tho ninth place neither Fuzz’s nor any oth
er country paper ever had a joke in it, unless
it was one of those old, bald-headed, decrepit
jokes that walked about on crutches from being
knocked about from pillar to post and from
post all the way back to pillar.
To be sure, Fuzz’s paper is enterprizing and
generally gets the dead-wood on its contempo
raries by publishing in advance of them such
startling nows as:
“ Ice cream is flourishing in the village.”
“Neighbor Brown’s cow had twins yester
day.”
“It is rumored that a stranger is coming into
town on Wednesday.”
“ We stop the press to announce that the
wedding bells will ring on Tuesday next. We
do not know who the parties, are as it is a se
cret, but we think we could place our hand on
them.”
The largest egg of the season was laid on our
table yesterday. Farmer Comeoff was tho
donor.”
“ Our sanctum was cheered yesterday by the
presence of a large basket of flowers, sent by
the charming Miss Bachel Johnson.”
“Neighbor Dasenbury raises the largest and
juciest grapes in town.”
Oh, Puzz 1 Fie 1 For shame 1
How dare you go to sleep at night when you
know, away down in the depths of your misera
ble, vice-eaten heart that you are the infernal
est old liar that ever polluted the atmosphere.
Don’t you know that no stranger has ever
been in your town merely because you are in
it?
Don't you know that the season you stopped
the press was because you Were tired of grind
ing the crank, and wanted to go out and hang
up a drills?
Don’t you know that the reason you gave
Farmer Brawn asd Farmer Comeoff the puff
was because they caught you stealing wood
from their wood’ pil® ?
Don’t you Snow that Miss Itache’J Johnson has
no existence MVe in your diseased’ brain, and ■
that the paragraph was written to snake James- :
Jackson’s daughter jealous, so that you could
skin into bis family aad capture some of fils’ :
hard-earned hoodie?-’
Don’t you know that,-in addition to'raising
the largest and juc'ost grapes, Neighbcr’Dusen
bwry raised tho largest and juciest beat the
-1 other night, and that that-beat was the writer of
the paragraph, who wte' caught stealing’.those
self-same grapes ?
Don’t you know thatyow starved your- firet
wife to death ?
Heave us alone, Puzz. We’re a double back
action- 95 calibre murderer'When we get at larger
and'if yon tread on our corse again, there Will
be a stranger in your deserted village, and that
stranger will be we, with a big We, and then'
you will grind your little consumptive crank
no moss forever.
SMALL change.
So Beatrice is married at last, and to
a beggarly prince. Beaty, darling, are you not
now sorry that we had that little quarrel in the
gloaming;, a few short years age ?' You remem
ber ! when the bull chased us, and I grabbed
my hat and remembered that I had to see a
man, leaving you to paddle your own schooner?
“I’m so glad Summer is here!” said
one gushing dam-sel to another in our hearing,
a few days ago. “ I’m not then ; ft’s too hot.”
“ Yes, but we don’t have to wear those horrid
dolmans and' the fellows can catch hold of our
arms.” Oh, yee, I didn't think of that. So’ml
too.”
All the Coney Island pool-sellers are
being arrested' and gambling of all kinds is to
be prohibited.. This will be a terrible blow to
the nigger who pokes his head through a hole
in the canvas-and sells three shots for five cents.
The girls-are jubilant because of the
heated term,, and the young men are al
most bankrupted because of the ice er-—.
However, it doesn't matter and, come to think
of it, we are sorry we said anything about it.
Thb dynamiters had a picnic in Brook
lyn on Thursday last and blew up several inof
fensive houses built for the purpose. They
should have put Roesa on thereof of one of
them and thus-seen what was inside of him.
Lord Lonsdale has a black eye. He
can’t say that hs got it while splitting wood;
for everybody, knows that Sir Chetwynd gave it
him, and that Lil was the causus belli, or;
rather, causus blacki.
They are flogging prisoners in the
Kings County Penitentiary. The prisoners
kicked because they couldn’t have meat for
breakfast. Their next kick will be for pie and
ice-cream.
The assignees say that it is a terrible
task to go through John Beach's books. They
might as well stop. The creditors should give
them a thousand dollars apiece and bounce
them.
A little child was recently bitten by
a cat. This looks as if tho cats were about to
object to the too free use of their names, and
persons in connection with sausages and hash.
While we always revered Gen. Grant,
we are forced to admit that his death gave us a
rest “It’s hot!” was temporarily changed to
“ Grant’s dead 1”
Form Kentucky men died from the
effects of whisky on Thursday last. Hold your
breath, brethren 1 The sheriff shot them for
resisting arrest. .
A Herkimer county dairyman was re
cently fined SSOO for watering his milk. Move
Herkimer county right into town and give it a
front pew.
Two Thirteenth Regiment “boys” re
cently had a prize-fight in Brooklyn. We are
glad to see that our militiamen know how to
fight.
A man recently jumped from the
Bridge and no tidings have been heard of the
body. That’s good! Now, who’s next?”
The picnic season is in full bloom,
and the ministers are lying for a rich harvest in
a few or possibly more months.
When you see relatives quarreling
over a corpse you can bet your sweet life that
the corpse was well fixed.
Laoe sleeves are now fashionable,
and are very popular—except with girls with
warts on their arms.
The Brooklyn police are making it hot
for the inoffensive goat. However, it’s butter
so (B. C. 96.)
Maharajah Dhuleep Sing has gone
back to India. England wasn’t big enough for
his name.
Why don’t the clubbers on the force
organize a baseball match and practise on the
- umpire ?
Missing persons are multiplying daily.
1 Wonder it “Its hot!” has anything to do with it.
; Baby-waists are only worn by flat
breasted women. Now see ’em come off.
When a Chicago girl has a bunion the
rest of the people move out of the ward.
Oh ! won’t there be a sheol of a time
when Sydney comes rolling home ?
They have a “grain plague” in Penn
sylvania. Corn juice, probably.
The man who can keep cool this
weather bags the bun.
A dog fancier—the pound fiend.
guiwnnent.
GOSSIP ON THE SQUARE.
Miss Myra Goodwin and her company have been
rehearsing Mr. Edward E. Kidder’s new comedy,
called “ Sis,” during the past week, at the Four
teenth Street Theatre, under the direction of Mr.
George Edeson. The piece will be ready for pro
duction August 3d, when Miss Goodwin will be
seen in a part calculated to display her abilities as
a vocalist and patter-dancer. At the conclusion of
her two weeks engagement in this city the young
actress will make a tour of the country, appearing
in all of the principal cities. Miss Goodwin will
have the assistance of a good company, including
several well-known actors and actresses.
Mb. Harry Brown, of the Excelsior Folly Com
pany, has been secured for a short starring engage
ment in Montreal by the Crystal Palace Association
of that city. He will appear in his funny part of
Minerva in “Ixion” and as Captain Crosstree in
“Black-Eyed Susan.”
The Comedy Theatre has been rented during the
week by two gentlemen who will run it in connec
tion with a theatre out of New York, presenting
combinations alternately,
John Rickaby is expected in town to-day (Sunday)
on the steamship Britannic.
Manages William P. Websteb writes as follows :
“Several eroneous announcements have been made,
to the effect that Tony Pastor would place Robert
Sniffen Morris’s farcical comedy, “ The Kindergar
den,” on the road the coming season. I would
state that Mr, Morris will produce this play early in
September, with a first-class company of comediats
and vocalists, headed by Stanley Macey and Laura
Dinsmore, “A Turkish Bath” will be presented for
public approval later in the season. Both compa
nies will be under my management.”
Mb. Samuel Grau yesterday signed a contract,
by the terms of which he will manage the Excelsior
“Folly” company, a company organized for the
purpose of presenting burlesque in excellent style.
’ No organization has ever started under more favor
able auspices, and the demand for it by the mana
gers of the leading theatres of the country is sec
ond to none of the traveling companies of the sea
son of 1885-86.
Mb. J, B. Polk has aeariy completed his ®om
pany for Dr. Sayre's new comedy called “Mi-Med
Pickles,” in which he will begin a starring engage"
ment at Fourteenth Street Theatre, August 17fb.
Miss Julia A, Polk, who plays the leading female
part, was formerly known on the operatic stage an-
Guligia MariO’, and is said to be'an excellent vocalist
and actress. Mr. Frank Y. Cotter will manage Mr.
Polk during the season.
Evans and Hoey's “Parlor Match” company, un
der the management of Mr. Harry Mann, open their
season in St. Paul, August 17. The company in
cludes Charles E. Evans, Wm. Hoey,. Daniel Hart,
Harry Wilson, Frank-Campbell, Otis Shattuck, Gus
Hering, Phil. Better,. Misses Minnie and Lena
French, Nellie Page; Maude Mowbray, Emilia Ed
wards and Mary Morgan,
Mb. Ezra F. Kendall., the success of that popu
lar absurdity "We, Us? & Co.” which had- such a
successful run at the Fifth Avenue Theatre last
Winter, is busy rehearsing his new “ comedy ex
treme ” called “A Pair of Kids, or Which is Which ?•’
it will be produced at Teny Pastor’s Fourteenth
Street Theatre, Monday, August 10th. The scenes
aue all laid in New York City. The first act deale
with the humors of a restaurant, a satire on
the much abused •' beanery.” In the second- act
the-trials and tribulations ef “moving day ” are
turned into comedy,and with the aid of mechanical
effect® and shifting scenery, the characters are so'
thoroughly mixed that the leading question is
“ Which is Which ?” In the last act the principal
comedians are in prison, by mistake and otherwise,
and*the-treatment they are subjected to, and their
endeavors to escape, furnish ample scope for fum
Mr. Kendall as Giles Button, willy in make up and
appearance, be the same as he was in the old
“Horse Doctor” and whose favorite phrases of
“ Well, TIL be darned ” and “ I ain’t sayin’ a word—
am I*?” have become familiar to the play-goers of
the town;
Messalina- continues to fill the Eden Theatre, and
the celebrated'Boisdoir scene, so full of suggestion, l
etc., is nightly encored, of course and when the ballet
is produced-in America, says a London correspon
dent, if that scene is not cut out, and is done full
justice to, the Yanks will lick their chops, and the
glories of the" Black Crook” and Excelsior,” will ■
fade into oblivion.. If there is anything in this
“ Messalina which exceeds the terracotta cos
tumes' in ’‘Nanon.”’ in vulgarity of suggestive
exposure of female anatomy, it is quite proba
ble that the Society-for the prevention of vice will
interpose an effectual-objection to its continuance.
The-line must be drawn somewhere.
It is asserted that Miss Mae St. John contem
plates- retiring from the stage and resuming her
former employment—that ©f a school teacher. If
she does this, she will not need to go outside of her
present profession in search of pupils—for there is a |
very large and constantly increasing contingent of
actors and actresses'who can't even read correctly.
We have hitherto avoided reference, more than
was absolutely necessary, i© the sorrowful closing
of John -McCnllogh's- career. His condition for the
past year has net been a>pleasant subject for con
templation and. certainly eme which deserved less
than it has had of publicity. The beginning of his
career was one of hard.and:honest endeavor, of labor
and with but little encouragement. Gradually per
severance, sustained and strengthened by worthy
ambition, brought him advancement, until at last
he made for himself fame as an actor, an ample in
come and a host*of friends*—alleged and otherwise.
The decadence of his mental and physical powers
and his present, consignment to a lunatic asylum,
are the of overwork in his profession, not
of any constitutional ailments, but of having too
many friends*-or rather too large a circle of alleged
friends—those who, as a return for being wined and
dined at his-expense, gave him the name of “ Genial
John.”
He w&a-not and neve? would have been a great
actor.. But he was generous and kindly in nature,
and gave fall license to extravagance in social en
joyments Such a man will always have hosts of
admirers—so long as he pays the price; fair day
friends whose smile© turn to frowns, praises to
cheap pity and patronage to neglect when he falls
by the wayside.
And the only record’ they give him in token of
their remembrance of his kindness and unstinted
generosity is the carelessly uttered and unmeaning
phrase—“ Poor John, he was a genial fellow.”
The bones are picked,, and the buzzards take
their flight.
It is the old story*—to be repeated again and again
by man, in all time to come. John McCullough
will never again be seen upon the stage; his syco
phants and flatterers have done their work and will
trouble him n.o more. He will soon paps into that
other life which, presses so closely upon this, and of
ail who knew him, only the few—the very few, who
held him in honest regard for his good and manly
qualities will mourn when the curtain of death
descends upon the pitiable ending of his play of
lite. They will remember him; the rest is silence.
Lester and Allen’s Minstrels, with John L.
Sullivan as the star, appear at the Union Square
Theatre in August.
Roland Reed’s starring tour in “ Humbug ” and
“ Cheek ” begins August 31.
Steele Mackaye, bo it is stated, will be the man
ager of the Lyceum Theatre next season, where a
preliminary season will be opened about the middle
of August.
Mr. Robert Griffin Morris will have a number
of his plays on the road next season, among them
the “Skating Rink,” two companies headed by
Nat. Goodwin and Jacques Kruger; “ The Kinter
garden,” “ The Turkish Bath,” and a musical
comedy which he is writing lor Miss Frankie Kimble.
“The Moral Crime,” which will be presented at
the Union Square, if a success at Mr. J. M. Hill’s
Columbia Theatre, in Chicago, is by E. A. Barron,
author of “A Mountain Pink.” Mme. Selina Do
laro is cast for the leading role.
Miss Myra Goodwin makes her first entrance in
“Sis” at the Fourteenth Street Theatre, sliding
down hill on a sled. During the piece she will in
troduce her specialties, and they will not be pulled
in.by the "hair, so the author announces. Miss Good
win is the happy possessor of eighty thousand dol
lais recently left her by an English aunt. She is
said to be a miniature Lotta.
Miss Emily Kean, for the past three seasons a
prominent member of the Hanlon’s “Le Voyage en
Suisse” Company, has been engaged to support
Mr. Harry Brown in the Excelsior Folly Company.
Miss Leonora Bradley, the leading lady next sea
son of Mr. John T. Raymond’s company, will have
the choice of parts in all of his plays, and an excel
lent opportunity to display her talent as an actress.
Adkla Cob w ba will danc? in “ Clio” at Niblo's.
Bronson Howard has very nearly completed hifJ
new play for Miss Helene Dauvray. It is to be a
companion picture to his three society successes,
“Saratoga,” “The Banker's Daughter” and “Young
Mrs. Winthrop,” but will treat of social events in
Paris, particularly in their relation to young Amer
ican heiresses. Mr. Howard has had for several
years this idea sketched out, but he did not start
to complete it until he found in Miss Dauvray an
apt and fitting exponent of its leading character.
Miss Dauvray is now in Paris, studying life au j
choosing a new wardrobe. Her season opens Octo
ber 19th, in Detroit.
Mrs. Tony Hart (Gertie Granville), is very ill at
her home in this city.
The biography of Miss Mary Anderson has made
its appearance in “Seaside Library” form. It con
tains some of the most flattering London criticisms
of Miss Anderson’s performances at the Lyceum.
On Tuesday (July 28th) the lady will celebrate her
twenty-fifth birthday.
In Bartley Campbell's “ Paquita ” Kata Forsythe
will act the role of a young Frenchwoman, Frederie
De Belleville that of a Mexican physician, Mary
Mills the character of a Mexican girl, and C. P.
Flockton that of a soptuagerian Cuban surgeon.
Eloise Willis has a light comedy part.
Mme. S. Liberman, the popular and fashionable
modiste of New Orleans, who is visiting this city,
will design all the costumes worn by Miss Ramie
Austin in Dore Davidson’s play, “Lost.” Mr. J. T.
Dickson will have the management of the new melo
drama “Lost.” Mr. Frank Tannehill-will play a
strong character part in the piece.
All the leading theatres of tho city will bo ap
propriately draped in mourning, in proper and ten
der observance of the obsequies of the greatest mili
tary commander America has produced. The Bijou
Opera House was among the first to display “These,
the weeds of woe ” and the draping is not only in
good taste, but deserving of more than passing no
tice. WftUwM’s tfiu be derated in blue and gray;
the Casino in biaSii atid white. Daly’s is effectively
draped in black and purple. The Union Square,
Madison Square, Pastor’S, Niblo’s, and the Grand
Opera House, the Star, Standard, Metropolitan
Opera House, Academy of Music; Eden Musee and
in fact every place of amusement of any conse
quence wnatever, will add to these tributes of
respect for the memory of the illustrious dead.
General Grant, while living, had a great regard for
the stage and its people; it is fitting, now that ho
has filled the “round and top of sovereignity”
in his career and with him the book fcis closed,
that Dramatic Art, through its servitors, should pay
homage to his memory.
N. 8. Wood has, it is announced, secured as his
“manager” an individual of the name of Augustus
Phillips, otherwise known—in the days when ths
Tweed “ Ring ” was at the hight of its power and
boasted of having its “jester as “ Oofty Gooft.”
If Mr. Phillips’s ability as a business-manager
proves to be of ne* more consequence than it was as
a comedian and—the Lord save us from a similar
infliction—as a “ star ” Mr. Wood will probably
be murmuring unto himself, “ It might have been.”
Mr. Richard Mansfield is coming over hero
again. And still people are afraid of the cholera and
are growling »t the heat ©f the weather.
Union Square Theatre.—l&eier&nco is
made in another portion of this issiVe to the pro
duction, for one night only, ®t this theatre on Mon
day last of Gilbert & Sullivai/s latest work, “The
Mikado,” by a company bearing the proprietary
title of ” Sydney Rosenfeld’s* Own.” Extended
criticism of the performance is needless.
In the court of popular as welfcas
the most damaging evidence as to its-value-camo
from showing. Like many'another offender,
it convicted itself. In fact, save in one ortWo point©,
its plea for mercy and kindly consideration, that if
it wasn’t aagood as it mifcht have bean* it wasn’t a©
bad as other culprits which had passed from judg
ment scot-free, only added* to the enorinity of it»
premeditated ©flense.
There is that, with the exception of Mr;.
Roland Reed.-the company meant well, but didn’t
know how. did know how- but didn't mean’
well.
The Sheol of oblivion to wbteh a myriad of such’
failures have b.3&n consigned is macadamized with
similar good intentions.
Mr. Reed's voice is very reedy? but owing, to tho ;
fact that he had leisure to act the part after
his own manner and form and to4gnore all tho le
gitimate demands of the character, either in make
up, costume or aci-fion—to do anything to create
laughter at the expense of vocal or mimetic arty—
he- may be put down as having succeeded in his
purpose. His performance of Ko Ko was laughed at,
Alias Alice Harrison; who, in a certain line of sou
brette characters, is not only in singing, but in-act--
ing.. one of the best u>on our stage, was as much’
out of place in the character of Yum Yum, aa-a.>
Shanghai hen would bo in heaven. She evidently.'
is of the opinion that burlesque is nothing more
’nor less than the broadest and most extravagant?
caricature, and that satiric travestie can only bo
expressed by a continuous distortion of the fea
tures into the semblance ©f those of a chimpanzee
afflicted with the colic.
But her expression of her idea of burlesque jnade
her audience laugh.
Signor Montegriffo, as Nankee Poo; forgot : what
little he-ever knew about acting whan he struggled
in the throes of lyric effort and he remembered
nothing of the uses of hia voice when he underwent
the agony of an attempt at acting. The audience
laughed as a matter of course.
Mr. Herbert as the Mikado was stately as -a bam- 1
boo stalk, and without much personal exertion or
exhibition ©f mental effort—created a laugh.’
And the-rest, from Mr, Herbert Archer as-Pooh
Bah, down to little Miss Mcilie Power as Peep Bo,’
made a fairly successful exhibition of what they did:
not understand of the nature of the work to which
they had been assigned.
The musicians of the orchestra, when they-wera
not ahead of the voices on the stage or were-not
getting in vigorously on the homestretch of a race
with the score, amused themselves by mixing their
measures and accompaniments into a vague-ome
lette of sound.
There was enough heard and’Understood^how
ever, by the audience, of tho libretto, to give assur*
ance that the work, when properly presented under •
co-mpetentrmanagcment and thoroughly .rehearsed,
will obtain favor from the public lully equal .to that-,
accorded in the past to thee productions of Messrs*
Gilbert and Sullivan.
Under intelligent direction and withoutrtha por
tentous shadow of an Injunction* haunting^alikar
the rehearsals and the performers, there is no
doubt that even the representation given on, Mon
day evening might have been .greatly improved;and
the company’s state tb& niore. gracious. in>criticak
regard.
Waui/aok’s Theatre. — “The Black
Hussar,” after thirteen;wceks of uninterrupted suc
cess, will be withdrawn , from Wallack’s on .Satur
day evening, August Ist,_.after which the theatre
will remain closed for two. weeks, iu oaderrto.giv®*
the company a much needed rest. The
is fixed for August 17th, when Manager. McCaull will
produce Herr Jacobson and Carl MBlocker’s.musi
cal comedy, "The Chatterbox,” with. a.cast whi.th
will include several popular artists, foremost ameiag
whom is. Mathilde Cattrelly, De Wolf Hopper*.
Brandon, Jennie Reiffarth, Genevieve
Kittie Wilson, Kate Ethel, Edwia Stoff, L, JM. Hall,
Charles Jones and; others of the “ Black Buasar ”
Company.
At the original production of “ The* CfaaMerbox ’•
(“Die Naherrin ”) in Vienna, the comedty was r.*
ceived with marked favor, Madame. Goitiolly, who
then played the principal role, in the- piece, achiev
ing a decide! success. Manager McCaull is con
fident that the English production will meet with,
the same degree of favor as in the German. Among
the many bright musical gems, abounding in tha
comedy, is.that popular trio,. “Read the answer in.
the stars,” which was originally written for " Tha-
Chatterbox” and whioh will be sung, with the ad-e
--dition of several new tc-pical verses.
Mamson Square Theatre.—During
the present week the doors of the Madison Squara
Theatre will remain closed, an unusual event in th.a
history of this house, but owing to the condition,of
John T. Raymond’s health, he was compelled, to
terminate his season earlier than intended., Th©
time, however, will be wholly taken up wiAh the
preparations for “ The Willow Copse,” which, will
be given on Monday, August 3. C. XV. Couldcck, so
long and favorably known by the amusement pub
lic, will be the central attraction, appearing as. Laka
Fielding, a part which he has made essentially his
own, and to assist him there will be. other well
known people, notably Mrs. Charles, Walcot, Miss
Carrie Turner, Charles Walcot, Thpmas Whiffen,
A. S. Lipman, Walden Ramsey, Samuel. Hempie.
Mrs. Mary Myers, Miss Kate V. Tsaisey, John Wood
ard and others.
The Coney Island Elephant.—Miss
Eva Hewitt, the noted comet player, is to be tho
next prominent attraction, in tha Big “Animal/*
She has been specially engaged at a vary
heavy salary, and will appeal' three times each
day, and once eaoh evening during the season.
Miss Hewitt, although but twenty-three, is said
to have acquired fame as a cornetist in Jftva.
India, Africa, Australia, and in most of the European
capitols. Her command of the instrument is de
scribed as simply marvelous. She is a deep bru
nette, handsome and vivacious, and has received
decorations from crowned heads, and costly pres
ents from the Prince of Wales and other distin
guished personages on the other aide*

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