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CONTENTS OF INSIDE PAGES. SECOND PAGE: CONTINUATION OF “A BITTER HARVEST. ’> < THE REAL MEPHISTOPHELES. THE DETROIT SOLOMON. WITH A STRING. TWO NOTED MINSTRELS. SOME INFORMATION. THIRD PAGE: MASONIC MATTERS: Agnosticism; New Beginners; A Joyous Occasion; Orient Chapter: At Rest; Com mandery News; Personal; Questions and Answers; Kane Lot’ge; Ezel Lodge; Aurora Grata's Opening; Masonic Lodg s in the Chief Cities; The Roman Guilds; Freemasonry a- d Free Thought; Eady Ma sons of Luna; Labor Exchange. SIXTH PAGE : THE WOODLAND GRAVE. AMELIA’S FAILURES. A SWEET LOVE. A CRIMINAL ROMANCE. HUMOR OF THE HOUR. GWIN AND MCCORKLE'S DUEL. A NEW FINE ART. INTERESTING MISCELLANEOUS MATTERS. SEVENTH PAGE: AT THE PIANO. !IIS OWN BETRAYER. AN ITINERANT STARGAZER. THE MOON FEAST. FITS LAST RESTING-PLACE. , A FAMOUS CATHEDRAL. A BALL EXPERIENCE. THE VALUE OF A WIG. HE PREFERS THE WOODS. 3’HEARNE AND THE PARROT. JUR WEEKLY GOSSIP. BASEBALL. iuul Bessie S.—We take the following re ripe from The Cook, which is an authority on all such matters, of the way in which to concoct turtle soup : “Procure a live turtle, cut off the head and allow it to drain and cool over night. The next morning, place it on the working table, lay it on its tiack and make an incision around the inner edge of tho shell; cut away all the fleshy parts adhering to the shell, thou remove it; now remove the intes tines carefully, and be very careful that yon do not break the gall. 'J brow these away. Cut off tho fins and ail fleshy particles and set them aside; trim out the fat, which has a bluish tint when raw; wash it well in several waters; chop up the upper and under shells with a cleaver; put them and the fins into a large saucepan; cover them with boiling water and let stand ten minutes; drain, and rub off the hor ny scaly particles with a kitchen towel. Scald a large saucepan and put all the meat and shell into it (ex cept the fat); cover with hot water; add a little salt and boil four Lours. Skim carefully, drain, put the meat into a large crock, remove the bones and boil the fat in the stock, which does not take very long if first scalded. When done, and it also to the crock; pour the stock into another crock, let it cool, and remove all scum and oily particles. This is quite work enough for one day. Clean the saucepans used, and dry them thorough ly. The next day fry out half a pouud of fat ham, then add one chopped onion, one bay leaf, lix cloves, one blade of maco, two tablespoonfuls of chopped celery tops, a tablespoonful of salt, a tea ipoonfui of white pepper and one quart of ordinary soup stock. Simmer half an hour. Now put the turtle stock on the fire. When it is hot strain the seasoning into it and remove the turtle from the other crock. Cut it up and add it to the stock. Add a pint of dry sherry. Do not let the soup come to a boi 1 . Now taste for seasoning and, if herbs ire needed, tie. a string to a bunch of mixed herbs, throw them into the soup and tie the other end of the string to the saucepan handle. Taste rep atedly ind, when palatable, remove the herbs. If is not dark enough, brown a very little flour and add it to it. Keep the soup quite hot until served. Add slices of lemon quartered and the yolk of a hard boiled egg quartered, just before serving, and send to table with a decanter full of sherry. Th-? yolks of the eggs may be worked to a paste and made into round balls, to imitate turtle eggs, if this is desired. Curious Inquirer. —lt may seem strange that a police justice should compel the complainant to prosecute against his will, but in all cases of felony it should be remembered that the complainant is only a witness for the people of the State of New York. This is always the title of a case, “The People,” and so on, and the person robbed or assaulted is the chief witness. Only in cases of simple assault and battery does the Code permit the withdrawal of a complaint. In that case the injury is personal, and redress can be had in a civil court. In a case where property is involved the State is the party in interest, hence the com plainant is only a witness. In a civil suit it is dif ferent; the plaintiff is the complainant. If dam ages are awarded, he receives them; but in a crim inal suit the State pockets the fine when imposed. Its dignity has been insulted, and it profits at the convict’s expense. That is the difference between the same case in a civil ,and criminal court. After the defendant has been mulcted in a criminal court, the witness for the people can “go for him” again in a civil court. Writer.—The reason why authors are required to write on one side of the paper are that on occasions, when time is pressing for a form or page of type to be made up (particularly on a daily paper), a page of the manuscript is often cut up into several pieces and given to as many com positors. which could not he done were both sides vrttenon; it insures uniformity, and so prevents errors; it »ws the time of the compositor, as he is not compelled to turn the s ieat over and it protects editors, proof-readers, and printers from the blurred writing r salting from the uso of thin paper, which is so harassing to the mind and destructive to the eyesight. Housekeeper.—ln putting up bran d ed peaches, take four pounds of the peeled fruit four pounds of sugar, and one pint of the best white brandy. Make a syrup' of the sugar, by means of water. Let this come to a boil, put the fruit in, and again boil for five minutes. Having carefully re moved the fruit, let the syrup boil fifteen minutes longer, or until it thickens well; add the brandy and take the kettle at once from the fire; pour the hot syrup over the fruit, and seal in glass jars. If, after the fruit is taken from the fire, a reddish liquor oozes from it, drain this off before adding the clear /By nip. T. B. and F. G.—lst. In tho game of euchre, two court (face) cards form a good assisting hand, but where the game is close it is advisable to assist, even with a lighter hand. For instance : If the score stands four and four (five points consti tuting the game), the first hand will order up if the suit turned is the best in his hand, and, therefore, the fact of his passing would be an evidence of weakness. 2d. The game may be played for more than five points, if tha players so elect, but the best authorities place the limit at the figure named. Ellen. —lf you love him, marry him now. Our experience leads us to believe that in all probability the engagement will not outlast an ab sence of three years. But you seem so anxious to leave your “comfortable home” that we somewhat doubt the profundity of your affection. If your devotion is not equal to the pang of that necessary disruption, you had better let him go, and wait to Bee whether you will still love each other fervently at the end of the three years separation. A Wife. —Until you have positive proof of your husband’s unworthiness, pay no at tention to the idle gossip of officious neighbors a id fair-weather friends. Experience has taught many that the ones who instil poison into the minds of , those they pretend to befriend are the first to desert them when real trouble comes. Do not condemn him, but quietly await developments, using your own good judgment, and rejecting the advice of all but your tried, staunch friends. Workman.—The total capacity of the mills manufacturing starch from corn in the United States is about 250.030,000 pounds per annum. The total number of pounds of starch of all kinds ex ported from the United States in the twelve months ending July 1, 1883, was 7,033,715. The consump tion of starch for all purposes in the United States is about 160,000.000 pounds per annum, or an aver age of three pounds for each person. Irishman.— The registers were alto gether wrong when they refused to put you on the registry list. As you were living in the country, and a minor, at the time of your father’s naturaliza tion, his naturalization made you a citizen. You require no papers. If the registers in your election district refuse to place your name on the list of voters, you can compel them to do so by writ of mandamus, issued by a court of record. Ignorant.—The term “commence ment,” as applied to tho occasion on which de grees are conferred by colleges and universities up on their graduates is, in the strict sense of the word, a misnomer; but in that connection it refers to the beginning of the student’s independent career after being released from school duties and restraints. In other words, the life of school ends, but the school of life commences. Florida.—Out of a total area of 86,- 955,240 acres of land in Florida only 17,103,182 acres appear on the tax books of the State, less than one half the area of the State. It is estimated that the lakes, rivers and other bodies of water not assessed, cover a total area of 2,241,640 acres, and that there are yet remaining in the southern extremity of the State about 3,000,000 acres that have not beeu sur veyed. Would-Be Citizen.—lf you desire to vote, you must get out your final paper ten days previous to election day. The proper court to ap ply to for the paper is the Court of Common Pleas. As you have been in the country seven years, and have had your first paper out over two years, you will have no difficulty in securing the certificate of your naturalization. Hi nneby.—Eggs may be preserved for some months by coating the shell with fresh, clean lard, thus excluding all the air. Some authorities recommend putting them in lime-water, or laying them down in salt, or packing them in sawdust. The lime partially cooks them and salt has a drying effect; but eggs coated with lard are said to ope a fresh and sweet. Will M.—We cannot instruct you as to the subject about which you write. Your afflic tion is a serious one, and no person but a physician of experience can aid you, ai d he cannot do so with out a personal examination. Do not attempt to doctor yourself, or you may regret the conse quences. A Constant Beader.—Having come to this country under the age of eighteen years, you are entitled to take out your full papers when you have been five years in the United States, provided you have reached tho age of twenty-one. Old Reader. —Terence has come to be considered an Irish name-from long usage; it is from the Latin and was the name of a poet. Sebas tian, from the Greek, signifies reverenced; Steph anie, also from the Greek, means a crown or gar land. X. Y. Z.—President Andrew Johnson was impeached by the House of Representatives and tried by the Senate. He was not found guilty. The word •‘impeachment” means about the same as '••indictment.” E, J. Connell. —This correspondent desires to learn when Mr. Braidwood, Chief of the London Fire Department, lost his life, and at what fire. Can any of our readers furnish us with the Information ? G. P. B.—lst. To learn the bounda ries of the city wards consult a map of the city. You will find the map in “Trow’s City Directory.” 2d. TLu of tue w*>rd ” “ tea- lyoonfula.” ffcto forh 'ipispM). NEW YORK, OCTOBER 11, 1885. to vjyinTisEiiS. 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 destfing 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 atter that hour, The NEW YORK DISPATCH has a larger circulation than any other Sunday Newspaper pub lished in tho United States. REPUBLICAN STATE TICKET. FOB GOVERNOR: IBA DAVENPORT. FOR LIEUTENANT-GOVERNOR: JOSEPH B. CARR. FOR SECRETARY OF STATE: ANSON S. WOOD. FOR CONTROLLER: JAMES W. WADSWORTH. FOR STATE TREASURER: CHARLES F. ULRICH. FOR ATTORNEY-GENERAL: EDWARD B. THOMAS. FOR STATE ENGINEER: WILLIAM V. VAN RENSSELAER. REPUBLICAN UNITY. New York ia undoubtedly a Republican State. So is Ohio. So are all the States of the North, West and East. At fair elections, upon plain issues, a united Republican party can carry them all against ths Democrats. But in order to secure decisive majorities at the approaching elections Republican unity is imperative. Dif ferences of opinion among good Republicans must be reconciled. Some arrangement must be agreed upon as to all disputed questions. Controversies must be postponed if they cannot be amicably settled. The first duty of the Re publicans is to defeat the Democrats and oust them from the power which they have obtained by an electioneering fluke. After that we can discuss the minor matters about which Repub licans honestly differ from each other. First, there is the tariff. Many eminent and patriotic Republicans call lor a revision of the tariff. We admit that a very thorough revision is needed. It would be an insult to intelligent Republicans to deny this. The present tariff was a War measure. It was framed amid the roar of cannon and the smoke of battle. It was the best that could be done under the circum stances, but it could hardly be otherwise than imperfect. It is full of errors, of gross injus tices to some interests and of -devices to satisfy the greed and cupidity of others. It should be altered so as to harmonize with the changed condition of tho country. It was beneficial in preserving the life of the nation a quarter of a century ago, but now it presses hard upon in dividuals; it obstructs great enterprises, and it is hurtful to the people. Some of its provisions should be abolished, some modified, some re duced, and some increased. But who is to revise ths tariff? Can the peo ple trust the Democratic party with the work ? No; because the Democratic party, so far as it has any principles, is for free trade. The Re publicans must give us a tariff that will be sat isfactory to the manufacturers, the importers, and the other business men ot the country, and in order to accomplish this, they must be given a majority in Congress and then restored to the administration of public affairs. Take a single illustration of Democratic states manship : A Western Congressman recently felt that the tariff should be revised, and he pro posed that it should be reduced twenty per cent, throughout. This he called a horizontal reduction. It is so horizontal that it would put tho business of the country flat on its back. It would take away one-fifth of the revenue with out relieving a single industry. It would keep the army of collectors and clerks on the national pay-roll to do four-fifths of the work they now perform. It would shift no burden from any body or anything. It is as if a chiropodist took a slice off of a man’s whole body to cure a corn on his little toe. Yet this absurd horizontal tariff has many supporters among the Demo crats. The truth is that the Democrats have not the brains, the education nor the experience to deal with any practical question of government or of reform. Look at the muddle they are making of the Civil Service system, which they praise in one plank of their Saratoga platform and condemn in another, and which they ap prove in words but defy in practice. Restore the Republican party to power and these and all other issues will bo dealt with by com petent statesmen and sincere reformers. Finally, there is the city and county ticket. The policy of some Republicans is to take ad vantage of the local divisions among the Demo crats and make bargains with them. In our opinion such a policy would be fatal. The Re publicans should nominate a straight ticket, composed of our best and purest citizens, wor thy to be voted with the splendid State ticket headed by Ira Davenport and General Carr. We want no deals nor dickers with any of the Democratic factions. Lot the spoil-hunters of old Tammany Hall put in nomination their an cient party hacks, loaded down with debt and corruption. Let the County Democracy, whose leaders are emulating Tweed’s tactics, nominate their list of deserters from Tammany and make their last grab at the city treasury through the Public Works department. The Republicans have no use for either ol these organizations. We cannot affiliate with them and preserve our self-respect and the reputation of our party. We must combine with all respectable citizens to support a ticket of honorable men, agreeing to no bargains with the Tammany heelers nor with that political Falstaff who now bosses the County Democracy. The Republicans have only to unite and they can conquer. All side issues and local issues must be subordinate to the grand fact of Republican success. THE POLITICAL MUDDLE. Things politically, from a Democratic stand point, are wonderfully mixed. The factional bitterness is so intense in the Democratic ranks, that one or the other must necessarily go under. In the County Democracy the cause of all their trouble is the desire of every one to be leader. While Hubert O. Thompson pre sumably controls one portion of this faction, Fire Commissioner Purroy, District Attorney Martine, Police Justice White, and Mayor Grace control the other. One side advocates union, while the other bitterly opposes it. With Tam many the case is quite different. This organ ization desires union, arguing that in union a bigger vote can be polled for Hill. To-mor row the County Convention of the County De mocracy will be held, and the question of union or no union will be finally settled. The ad journed meeting of the County Convention of Tammany Hall will be held on Thursday next, when Mr. Kelly will preside. It will be amus ing to witness the traitors of that organization who, a few weeks ago, endeavored to usurp the “ old man’s” power, and got badly left. John Kelly is known to have no feeling for traitors, and though they have endeavored to cover their tracks by series of resolutions, in which “taffy ” is doled out to the “boss,” everybody can see through the dodge, and none better than Mr. Kelly himself, who, it is expected, will take some action regarding the matter. There is a rumor afloat that the County Demo cracy will consent to a union provided Tam many will be content with the office of County Clerk and two of the Coroners. In that event Police Justice White will be named for Sheriff. It is understood, however, that Tammany must have the Sheriff under all circumstances. The name of Hugh J. Grant is continually being mentioned for the nominatiou of Sheriff. Mr. Grant has no more qualifications to recommend him to the office than a South Sea Islander has to become a principal of one o. ou* public schools. Tammany’s choice for this office is NEW YORK DISPATCH, OCTOBER 11, 1885 j and has been Joel O. Stevens, who by virtue of many years’ experience in the office is not only fit, but deserving of the honor. These would-be Democratic candidates who have not lost all pretensions to virtue, and are still imbued with some vague ideas of reform, may picture aspiring candidates of but a year past pausing on their way to political death and charge them to fling away ambition. Ambition and reform, it has been learned, are a fatal combination for' a Democrat. Never in tho local political history of New York city had the Republicans a better chance of electing an entire county ticket than at the present. Will they act wisely and take ad vantage of the present dissensions in the Demo cratic ranks ? COMMON SCHOOL EDUCATION. Music hath charms, and a great many of them, but unless it can be made to serve the purposes of recreation it can very well be dis pensed with in public schools. The tendency in these days is to multiply the studies to be prosecuted in these schools to such an extent that very few pupils ever have an opportunity to avail themselves of anything like a thorough course. Thus the chief purpose of such schools is lost to sight. Tho intention of this most be nlficent system, which may bo regarded as the key-stone in the great arch supporting this Re public—was to afford a plain and practical edu cation to those, primarily, who could not afford to pay for private instruction. From this origi nal idea.the plan has been so developed and expanded that children of all classes and con ditions now avail themselves of the instructions afforded. Encouraged by the growth and de velopment of the system and influenced, to Some extent, by a desire to secure additional appointments for their friends, school officers have added one study after another until the course of instruction in some public schools is now more than equal in scope and variety to that of many collegiate institutes. While it is true that the money of the tax-payers might be expended in a much more unworthy manner, it is equally true that there is no warrant in rea son or common sense for such an expenditure as this. Linguistic and art accomplishments should be purchased by those who can afford them. They are not necessary adjuncts of a common school education', if, indeed, they are not unfriendly to such an education, since they divide the attention of pupils and prevent them from paying strict attention to the all-important branches of practical and sensible education. Probably nine-tenths of those who attend the public schools never continue their studies in other institutions. Such education as they re ceive must be obtained during the few fleeting years while they attend the public schools. Af ter that the stern pressure of necessity, or the direction of personal choice, leads them into commercial or other pursuits by means of which they can achieve a livelihood. It is therefore essential that every term, every month, week and hour of school life should count to the very utmost. Every superfluity should be cut out and no time lost on ornamental accomplish ments no matter how pleasing or even useful they may be. The greatest stress should be placed on reading, writing, spelling, grammar, arithmetic, geography, and so much of natural science as can be crowded into a course of reasonable length. Comparatively few young people are able to more than accomplish the course now pre scribed for the so-called grammar schools, and never enter the high schools at all. As they do not complete the course drawn- out to an ex travagant length by the introduction of un necessary studies, they have in point of fact only a mere smattering even of the important branches. Very few of them have anything more than a parrot-like knowledge of either spelling, grammar, arithmetic or geography and this deplorable fact may be traced, not infre quently, ito the unnecessary and ornamental studies which are made to occupy so much of their attention. It is to be hoped that the fatal error of lumbering up the curriculum of the public schools will not be persisted in. Let us have one place where a poor child with but lit tle time to expend can in a reasonable time ac quire a plain and practical education. Disgraceful Revelations.—The evi dence presented to the Investigating Committee last week was very damaging to the Board of Excise Commissioners. It was shown almost beyond doubt that bribery is common, and that liquor dealers are at the mercy of the em ployees oi the Board. This is a miserable state of affairs, and we trust that the committee will suggest in their report means for protecting honest tradesmen against illegal and infamous exactions. A correspondent writes as follows in regard to the remarks we made last week on the subject: “ New York City, October 5, 1885. “ To the Editor of the New York Dispatch : “Dear Sir—Your article entitled, * Disgraceful Revelations,’ which was printed in the Dispatch dated October 4tb, is quite true. “If other papers would take up the matter as you have done, people would see things in a true light. “ Liquor dealers, as you say, afford a largo reve nue to the government; beside paying large sums of money for licenses; they are taxed heavily also. “ SOme of the policemen require sums of money and drinks also, in order that they shall not bo mo lested; but woe to the individual who sets them at defiance; a complaint will be found against him, and he is either fined, or his license, and means of gaining a living taken away from him. “ As you say, the majority of liquor dealers are a benevolent, honest class of men; of course there are exceptions to every rule. “ A man may take a few drinks with a friend, or by himself, but he need not make himself intoxi cate d, for drunkards aro drunkards by their own wills. •• It would be a very good thing, if, as you suggest, the liquor dealers would band together, and de mand the full protection of the law, and set all spies and informers at defiance. “ Respectfully yours, B. M.” Circumstantial Evidence. —The Dis patch has on more than one occasion advanced theories going to show that great injustice is done parties who are convicted on bare circum stantial evidence. Instances occur tromtime to time in this and other cities which have borne out our views, and now comes a case in point from Chicago, which deserves more than a pass ing notice. John M. Wilson, on Saturday night last, reeled into a police station in Chicago, and staggering up to tho desk startled the official in attendance by confessing that he had murdered Anthony Daly, a Pennsylvania farmer, who mys teriously disappeared in February, 1884. Wil son states that at the time in question he se cured a meat cleaver, “ brained his victim while the latter Was sleeping, hacked the body to pieces, sowed the mutilated members in a bag, and threw the ghostly burden into the Wissa hicken river.” Now, stricken by remorse, the miserable Wilson, artificially strengthened by rum, comes forward and confesses his horrible crime. The strangest feature in this whole matter is the fact that while Wilson has been leading a life of supposed industry, a Kensing ton butcher named Charles A. Dieberle, was arrested for the crime committed by Wilson, and a web of circumstantial evidence was so en twined about him through detective theories that the suspected man barely escaped being executed. This case only illustrates the un reliable character ot circumstantial evidence. A Skating-Rink Story.—No other en terprise has been productive of so many and so sensational stories as the much-abused skating rinks. At Woonsocket, Dakota, a rink was re cently opened, and its enterprising manager engaged a professional boxer as one of the at tractions of the place. On Wednesday last the knocker-ont got gloriously drunk, and wound up by attempting to assault a laundress. He was arrested and lodged in jail, and during the night forcibly taken out by masked men, who brought him to the outskirts of the town, where the paraphernalia necessary to tar and feather him were in readiness. One of the masked men ordered tlie boxer to undress, and was prompt ly knocked down by the latter for his imperti nence. This act so enraged the mob that they stripped the boxer, threw him to the ground, and literally covered his nude body with hot tar, using brooms to do their work. The victim was then seized and dumped unceremoniously into a feather bod, which had been furnished for the occasion by the laundress, atter which he was ordered to skip. He presented a pitiable ap pearance, skipping over the rough country road with no other clothing save tar and feathers to protect mm -tem me co.il bmsta c. me October winds. A Word to the Local Conventions. —Last year the Republican Conventions of this county put in nomination candidates that were evidently intended to bo defeated, and the vo ters contemptuously cast them aside. We never had better opportunity for electing Republican county and city officers than last year, had the proper men been put in nomination. Again the opportunity presents itself for a Republican victory, if the conventions but act patriotically and wisely. Let them give us the very best men—men of known ability and integrity—and we will win. The State ticket is all that could be desired. The county nominations should be of equally high standing. Members ot the con ventions should remember that the strongest ticket is one composed of men of character, capability, and undeniable honesty. A Drunkard’s Legacy.—Dying men have from time to time left behind them eccen tric wills and testaments, but the one recently left by an Oswego inebriate is the most original of tho lot. It is as follows: “I leave to society a ruined character, a wretched example and a memory that will soon rot. I leave to my parents as much sorrow as they can in their feeble state bear. I leave to my brothers and sisters as much shame and mortification as I could bring on them. I leave to my wife a broken heart, a life of shame. I leave to each of my children poverty, ignorance, a low character and a remembrance that their father filled a drunkard’s grave. For drunk ards to read when they get time. “Edward LeE.” How About the Old Man ?—A West ern paper tells of a lady who did a big day’s washing on Monday, gave birth to a child on Tuesday, and thrashed her husband on 'Wed nesday. The paper concludes by saying that the mother and child are doing well, but neglects to tell how the old man is getting along. Human Benefactors.—lt was but a fTW weeks ago when a cake of soap caught a bul let and saved a man’s li'e. Now it is the corset clasp that prevented a New Orleans woman being penetrated by a half ounce of lead. Both soap and corsets are, in more senses than one, the benefactors of the human race. A Fatal Laugh.—People often tell how they “ almost died laughing,” but a colored woman in North Carolina, a few days ago, ac tually did so. She burst a blood vessel. ©dib and HERE’S A STATE OF THINGS. As a letter-carrier approached a stoop of an Adams street, Brooklyn house, a few days ago, five females rushed to greet Dim. “I know it’s lor me,” said one, “and it’s from Charley. “George always writes on that kind of envel ope,” said another, “ and it’s just time for him to write.” “I am positively certain that that letter’s from the dressmaker. Her letter is jnst due and she wouldn’t dare to disappoint me,” ejeculated a third. “I’m sorry for you all,” said No. 4, “bntyou are going to be disappointed. That letter has my name on it and it’s all the way from Minne sota.” “ Girls 1 do be quiet 1” urged the old lady, “ that letter’s for me and it’s from your JAunt Jane, who has sent word that she’ll be here to spend Christmas with us.” “There’s two cents due on it,” said the car rier. Five hands shot into five pockets and camo up empty. Then five forms disappeared through the doorway and then came back one by one. | “Dear me I” said the eldest girl, “ one of my pennies is a button. Hattie, you loan me one of yours, won’t you? there’s a dear I” “Indeed, I won’t!” said Hattie, “ and, be side, you will have no use for the money, for it’s for me.” “No, it’s for me.” “ I’ll bet these two little cents it’s for me 1” “ My dear delightful girl, it’s for me !” “ Mary Emma, you’d ought to bo ashamed of yourself!” “Oh, so had you—so now there !” “ Children ! children ! do be quiet 1 I tell you the letter’s for me, and that ends it I” By this time the old lady had grabbed the letter, then she read the superscription and turned red with anger. “ Just like it! she screamed. “ It’s that med icated body band that your father ordered, and here we’ve been making fools ■” But she talked to the air, for the four girls had gone inside to pout, and the letter-carrier moved up street in solid column, looking as if bis cover was coming off. A PEARL OF GREAT PRICE. We know a girl who is exceedingly fond of an tiques. She has scoured city and country for her favorites, and has spent no end of time, trouble and research for articles that savor of ancient times. She has bric-a-brac from Pompeii and pre cious china from the far ends ot the earth. Last Summer she was up in the White Moun tains and scoured that region for curiosities. She hunted the neighborhood and fished np, among the old settlers, all sorts of relies of by gone times. Finally one day she was inter cepted by the landlord, who wanted to know what she was doing with all that stuff. “Stuff, to be sure!” she ejaculated, “it’s worth its weight in gold.” “ Why ?” he as ked. “ Because of its extreme age,” she answered. “ How old is it ?” he asked. “ Two hundred years,” she answered. And then the two had a close and secret con sultation, and now that dear girl guards with jealous care a large moth eaten and musty hat box that contains the hat that Eve wore in the garden of Eden, and the dear thing really and truly believes that she is the owner of a pearl of great price. SMALL CHANGE. It has now been officially announced that the Sultan of Turkey and the King of Bava ria are both insane, and it is a question whether their camp-meeting of wives or the native bands knocked them off their rollers. “ Our Mary" is back, after having de clined to wed any of the proprietors of the crowned heads of Europe. Ten to one that some one of us millionaires carries her off at last. “Wanted—A boy to kick Gordon”— was the text of an advertisement we saw a few days ago. What has Gordon been doing now ? So he isn’t dead, after all—eh ? A Mr. Barnum has been appointed to a Missouri Colloctorship, and all the natives signed the petition trusting that he would bring his circus with him. General Mahone has been trying to clean out a policeman this time. General Ma hone should purchase a few fence pickets—fat and broad. The fatal falls from balloons are be coming so prevalent that it has become really disastrous for people to keep balloons in the family. A citizen has been awarded $5,000 because an employee of the “ L ” road slammed off a section of his heel with one of the up-stairs gates. Both candidates for Governor are bachelors. Oh ! if the women only had a vote, how they’d knock spots out of Hill and Daven port. Instead of “ the late lamented,” how would it do to refer to a deceased victim of the consumption as “ the lung since departed ?” Reservoirs appear to have all deter mined to go on a burst lately. Always was too much water in the country, anyhow. Brilliant weddings are now on the tapis. Lawyers should at once engage state rooms on the ocean steamers. The well-known Castle Garden boot black was recently married. Wonder if he’ll shine at his wedding 1 The clambake season is past, and scared clams are again coming off their roosts. Tseitji i? no truth in the statement year’s ice crop has twaisoujj GOSSIP ON THE SQUARE. Tony Pastor and his own company, with extra ar tists will open “At Home ” on Monday, Oct. 19th, 1885. The theatre will be thoroughly renovated, new scenery, and a great show. Annie Pixley will reappear at the Grand Opera House on Monday evening, Oct. 19th, after an ab sence of over two years. She will present “M’liss” during the first week of her engagement, and Zara during the second. While abroad she secured eev eral new songs which will be heard here for the first time, next week. Bronson Howard arrived from Detroit on Thurs day, bringing with him the completed manuscript of his new play, which he has called “One of Our Girls.” It is in four acts, and is a comedy of the order of “ The Banker’s Daughter” and “ Saratoga.” The central role is that of an American girl, from whose career and experiences the play takes its name. Miss Helene Dauvray will assume this char acter when “One of Our Girls” is produced at the Lyceum Theatre, early in November. Artists are already at work on the scenery, and the dramatic company, which is a strong one, begins rehearsals on Tuesday morning next at the Lyceum, Mr. How are personally superintending. Ernest Harvier informs us that Bartley Camp bell’s “Siberia”is meeting with even more than its wonted success in the West. The opening house in St. Louis this week was $1,041, and eight and nine hundred dollar have beep the rule of late. Mr. Frank Mayo, who concluded a successful en gagement at the Third Avenue Theatre on Saturday 6veillflg, has canceled two of his one-night stands in order to attend tho inaugural performances of Mary Anderson and Mary Mather respectively. Strange as it may seem, Mr. Mayo has never yet seen Miss Anderson, on or off the stage, and has seen Miss Mather but once, which was at her debut in Chicago, years ago. Signor Salvini is expected to arrive to-day on the steamer “Normandie.” He will appear at the Me tropolitan Opera House, supported by an American company, for nine nights and three matinees, com mencing Monday, October 26. Performances will be given on Monday, Wednesday and Friday even ings and Saturday matinees. The plays to be pre sented during the New York engagement are “Othel lo,” “Gladiator,” “Ingomar,” “King Lear,” and, for the first time bore, in “ Coriolanus.” The sub scription sale of seats for the entire series of twelve performances will open at the box office of the Me tropolitan Opera House on Monday, October 19th. The repertoire for the first week will be “Othello,” Monday; “ King Lear,” Tuesday; “ Gladiator,” Fri day, and “ Othello” at the Saturday matinee. Roland Reed produced Mr. Fred Marsden’s now comedy entitled “ Humbug,” at Pope’s Thea tre, St. Louis, last week, and is said to have made a hit as Jack Luster, the shiftless scion of an F. F. V. The piece will be produced in this city before tho close of the season. Mr. Lawrence Barrett begins a three weeks season at the new Chicago Opera House to-morrow night. The first week will be devoted to the per formance of •’ Richelieu,” “ Hamlet,” “ Yorick’s Love” and David Garrick.” During the second week, October 21, Mr. Barrett will appear in “ Harebell, or the Man o' Airlie,” for the first time in ten years, and in Mrs. Centlivre’s old comedy “The Wonder,” in which he has recently been very suc cessful. Mr. L. R. Shewell’s vivid sensational drama was produced at the Boston Theatre last week, with all its scenic and mechanical effects, and attracted the largest audiences over seen in that very large theatre. Miss Adelaide Moore and her company leave this city Sunday next for Norfolk, Va., where she begins her starring tour, October 15. During the next few weeks Miss Moore will appear in nearly every Southern city. Mr. Loudon McCormack and his company rested in this city during tho past week. The Spectacular Play, in which Mr. Herbert Wilke appears at Niblo’s Garden, November 30, has been adapted for the American stage by a journalist of this city. The play is founded on the German story of the " Ratcatcher, or the Piper of Hamelin,” and the plot is full of interest and exciting situa tions. The scenes are all laid in the quaint little German city oi Hamelin. There will be a ballet and chorus in addition to the dramatic company, the entire production requiring the services of throe hundred people. Another name will be added to the list of Ameri can stage beauties next season, when Miss Stella Rees appears in this city as Juliet. She is at pres ent acting in the West, where the local critics appeaj. to be pleased with her grace and intelligence, and aro predicting for the young lady a bright future in her chosen profession. The business at The Novelty Theatre, Brooklyn, E. D., for the past week, has been the largest of the season, the attraction being Mr. James O’Neill’s Monte Cristo Monday, Oct. 12th, “Monte Cristo ” will be presented for the week at The Grand Opera House, Newark, N. J. •‘Whose Can It Be,” opened to very bad busi ness at Rand’s Hall, Troy, N. Y., on Friday night. There are people who do not know when they are well served, and those seem to be of that ilk. “Whose can they be?”—and perhaps in the near future, failure or the sheriff will answer “ Mine.” Madison Square Theatre.—The new dramatic year was auspiciously begun at this house on Monday night last by the reproduction of Mrs. Verplanck’s comedy of “Sealed Instructions.” The house was crowded and the play was received with deep interest and frequent applause. Mr. Palmer’s new company, which was first seen on this oc casion in its reorganized condition, won the de lighted admiration of a large and critical audience by the artistic excellence oi its acting. There are many changes in the cast as it is now presented, and these changes have improved the performance. Mr. James H. Stoddart has lifted the character of Benton from obscurity and made it a pathetic, devoted, and faithful old man, who deserves the affectionate regard of the family he serves. Mr. Thomas Whiffin, who formerally played this part, gave expression to the age and infirmity of the character, but failed to display its tenderness or its pathos. Miss Maude Harrison appeared in the character of Katherine Roy, which was acted by Miss Milward when the comedy received its first performance here, and she made a very favorable impression. She was hitherto admired for the merriment and fun of her performances. In this performance she displayed tenderness and feeling jthat were unex pected, and her earnestness and sweetness sounded a deep and mellow note which was untouched be fore in the character. This was the first time that Mr. Stoddart and Miss Harrison were seen upon this stage, and their advent must be regarded as an event as propitious as it was notable. Agnes Booth won a most complete success in the character of Mrs. Haughton. It was expected that her ripe experience and professional skill and her command of the mechanism of mimetic art would make her performance of this part wholly satisfac tory and enjoyable; but even her greatest admirers were unprepared for the display of natural emotion and sincerity that vitalized her performance in the concluding portions of the play. Mr. Herbert Kelcey impersonated the spendthrift husband, Col. Lionel Haughton, formerly played by Mr. H. M. Pitt. Mr. Kelcey infused a tinge of humor into his acting that harmonized with the character better than the glittering cynicism, which was the predominant trait of Mr. Pitt’s embodiment. Mr. Louis Massen enacted the Secretary of Lega tion with judgment, discretion and feeling, and Miss Annie Russell repeated her enjoyable performance of innocent girlhood in the part of Ada, in which she was seen with complete satisfaction in the original production of the play. Mr. Frederick Robinson as the dignified ambassa dor, Mr. Walden Ramsey as the foppish young banker and Mr. Le Moyne as the unscrupulous broker were, as in their previous performance of these parts, adequate, judicious and thorough. Mr. Palmer has displayed sound judgment in re producing “Sealed Instructions” to begin his regu lar season. The audiences have been large every night during the past week and there is, therefore, the prospect of an extended run. Niblo’s Garden. —“ Thatcher, Prim rose and West’s Minstrels” have attracted during the past week the usual succession of crowded audiences which on former occasions has attended their appearance on the metropolitan stage. This organination is justly regarded as the brightest and most talented exponents of minstrelsy now claim ing and receiving the unqualified endorsement of popular favor. To-morrow and for the week, Mr. Dan. Frohman’s company will be seen in the drama of “May Blos som.” Miss Georgia Cayvan, Mr. Dan Maginley and others are included among the leading repre sentatives of the cast. The drama will be presented with all the original scenic effects, music, and ap pointments. Matinees on Wednesday and Saturday. Harrigan’s Park Theatre. —- 1 Old Lavender” is doing well; there has been but little reduction in the average attendance during the past week, and it is probable that this play will hold the stage very nearly up to the holidays—or at least until Mr. Harrigan’s new work, which he is industriously bringing to a finish, is ready for pro duction. Matinees on and Saturday, New Theatre Comique.—One of the most prominent improvements being made in the upper part of the city is the construction of Mr. Josh Hart's New Theatre Comiqne on 125th street, between Lexington and Third avenues. The New Theatre Comique is being built under the immedi ate supervision of Mr. Josh Hart, its owner. The building proper is of brick and freestone, thorough ly fireproof, the roofs and walls being interlined with the asbestos fireproof paper, being absolutely non-combustible. The frontage of the theatre is solid, rich, and compactly presented, with no gew gaws or superfluous gingerbread adornments to in vite disaster, with commodious entrance ways from 125th street leading into the theatre, which is lo catod upon the ground floor and easy of access,with exits upon the front and sides of the building too numerous to mention. The house can be emptied at the conclusion of the performance in less than three minutes. The seating capacity of the house is about 1,600, and is divided into the orchestra, orchestra circle, balcony, balcony circle, and the family circle or gallery. A drop curtain of unique design io being prepared, and the interior decorations are being wrought of the finest material, and of an attractiveness that will vie with any similar building in this country. Perhaps a matter of the most profound interest to amusement seekers generally, is the fact that the precautions taken by Manager Hart to prevent fire occurring, is one tftat will meet the approval of everybody interested in such important methods. Directly fronting the stage and located in the centre of the orchestra, is an immense fire hydrant of the latest and improved pattern, with a pressure of water one hundred feet to the inch, wuicn wouid, in case of necessity, throw a stream sufficient to de luge the theatre in every part. The many other ready appliances to prevent fire are equally as effective, and the ventilation through out the building is perfect. The reserved seat chairs are ot the most improved pattern, constructed upon a plan to afford room and entire comfort to the hold ers. The aisles are broad and of easy slope. In fact, nothing is wanting to add to the safety and, at the same time, entire comfort of the audience. The house will be the leading amusement resort of Har lem, and will be thrown open to the public for the first time on Monday evening, October 19, with Miss Fanny Davenport in “Fedora ” as the attraction, to to be followed by Signor Salvini, Edwin Booth, Law rence Barrett, Frank Mayo, Miss Maggie Mitchell, Lotta, Judic, Mary Anderson and all of the musical and dramatic combinations of prominence. The scenery is now being painted for “ Fedora,” and the artificers are applying themselves assiduously night and day to the end that the opening as well as the season at the New Theatre Comique may prove auspicious in every particular. Fourteenth Street Theatre.—From out of the dust of partial forgetfulness Mj. Edward Rice has revived his first theatric and musical ven ture, “Evangeline.” In its new condition it is graced with something of change from its former state. New music, additions to the dialogue and an aban donment of many of the bits of humor which, in its original representations, made it especially attract ive, mark its present revival. With George Knight, Nat Goodwin, Eliza Weath ersby and Hunter in the cast it achieved, many sea sons ago, a great success. It then had the charm of novelty; it was thoroughly American; the char acters were fantastic, the songs catchy and the in cidents and action, costumes and choruses, delight ful, in presenting, as.they did, a “new departure” from the old and worn formulas of burlesque and vaudeville. This original “Evangeline” had its day. It passed from the stage, giving place to a succession of imitations, good, bad and indifferent. Its revival—with the newer gloss of the methods in burlesque which have since obtained popular recognition—was greeted by a very large audience, a great majority of which were the personal friends of Mr. John Mackay, on Wednesday even ing last. The performance held the audience un til nearly twelve o’clock. The work included, aside from Mr. Mackay, Miss Fay Templeton as Gabriel ; Mbs Irene Verona as Evangeline ; Edward Morris as the Policeman; the great ztage weight, George Fortescue; Miss Mattie Fuller, and James Maffit as the Lone Fisherman. The costumes were brilliant and showy, the chor isters luxuriantly handsome and capitally trained to their task, and the scenic setting effective and picturesque. The Heifer came in for a share of the encores, and Tillottson at the front of the house wore the placid smile, blonde mustache and elaborate dress suit of a manager whose happiness has a solid financial basis. It is only in order to add thas the “ New Evange line” is a success; that Mackay deserved the ova tion which he received and that every one in the cast worked with a will to make assurance of popu lar favor doubly sure. The “New Evangeline” will be continued until further notice. Matinees on Wednesday and Satur day. Grand Opera House.—“ Alone in London a crazy quilt play by a patchwork poet of Scottish proclivities, who is afflicted with an itching for an itch in the temple of fame—held the stage here during the past week. This work is of the sensational to-be-continued in-our-next story sort; crowded with impossible inci dents, improbable heroes, moonlight maudling, and calcium lighted scenic collapses. There are gore, gas effects, tears on draught to order, the regulation remorseless, well-dressed, gambling, wife-beating villain, and hitf stereotyped brandy-guzzling pal— parodies of Robert Macaire and Jaques Strop—the persecuted, poverty-stricken, but immaculately virtuous heroine; the goody good benevolent old gentleman, who wanders about London fishing for subjects upon whom he can shower financial bene ficence, and there is, too.thejnecessary crowd of rag tag and bobtail representatives of the slums,as fill ing. It seems to have been suggested by and made up from the half dozen or more clap trap English dramas which in past seasons held place upon our stage with more or less success. It goes without saying that this crazy quilt was greeted with unbounded delight by the gallery boys who gloated over every scene as if it wore a dime novel. It is but proper to say that it attracted the largest audiences throughout the week ever assembled within the walls of this theatre since the days when Jim Fisk leaned gracefully against the vesti bule heater and perspired dollars from every pore. It is also no more than just to record the fact that the acting of the company—especially that of Miss Cora Tanner—went far toward ensuring it favor. The scenic settings were elaborate, heavy and effec tive. To-morrow and every evening during the week Madame Janish will be seen in “Anselmo,” Leander Richardson’s adaptation of Sardou’s drama of “ Andrea.” The drama will be represented by the same com pany and with all the scenic settings and appoint ments which marked its original production at the Madison Square Theatre. Matinees on Wednesday and Saturday. Wallaok’s Theatre.—Madame Judic will during the present week—on to-morrow and Tuesday evenings and at the Saturday matinee— repeat her performance in “La Femme a Papa.” On Wednesday she will again be seen in “ Nitouche,” and on Thursday and Friday evenings will come for ward for the first time in the opera bouffe entitled “Le Grand Cassimer.” Thus far Mr. Maurice Grau has found no augury that his engagement of Madame Judic will result other than satisfactory, not only to himself but to the public. It is only to be regretted that in addi tion to the company he had not brought from Paris with him a supply of critics for the special use of the daily press, whose present representatives are, unfortunately, through their entire ignorance of anything more French in connection with the thea trical business than the word “Cafe," are com pelled to confine their criticisms to the Judic Eyes rather than to her acting. Third Avbnue Theatre. — “ Nordeck” was given its final performance here last evening. To-morrow evening and until further notice, the patrons of this handsome theatre will have an oppor tunity to set the seal of their favor upon Mr. Bar' ron’s drama of “ A Moral Crime.” It will be pre sented here with the same cast ahd scenic adorn ment which attended its original production - and late performances at the Union Square Theatre. To-morrow evening the first concert of the Carlo Operatic Company, under the special management of Mr. J. M. Hill, will be given on this stage. They will be assisted by the united bands of the Seventy first and Twenty-third Regiments of the National Guard. The programme includes many popular selections from the works of leading composers and it will doubtless attract a large and appreciative audience. Toni Pastor’s Theatre.—Miss Ella Wesner, on Monday evening last, made herself known as a claimant for recognition as an actress in the dramatic rather than the variety sense. Hitherto she has acquired popularity as a vocalist and an impersonator of male characters upon the variety stage. She now comes forward in the lead ing role in A farcical work entitled “ The Captain of the Queen’s Own.” In this she introduces many new features in her line of performance, and in which sue is asssted by a capably selected com pany. While in either artistic, literary or dramatic cous-d-ratlon it is without merit, it answers its purpose as a framework for hot specialties, Union Square Theatre.—“ a Moral Crime” was last evening given its dosing perform, ance upon this stage. To-morrow evening the theatre will bo elose-1. On Tuesday evening Miss Margaret Mother will make her metropolitan debut, appearing in the character of Juliet, in an elaborate and, let us hope, worthy revival of Shakespeare's tragedy of '• Romeo and Juliet.” In this revival, Manager Hill has spared neither cost of money, time, nor labor to make it one of the most memorable events in the history of Shakes pearean productions upon the American stage. The following is the complete cast: f ul,et Miss Margaret Mathex Romeo. Mr. Fraderick Paulding Mercutio Mr. Milnea Lovic g J; 8 ? alu r B Mr. F. A. Tannehill Inar Lawrence Mr. H. A. Weaver Friar John Mr. Frank Rea Capulet Mr. Harry hy tinge Montague Mr. Wm. Johnston r - Wm. Wilson • TybaltMi*. Edwin Cleary * riB .L, * van Peronet An Old Man Mr. W. F. Reed An Apothecary Mr. Wm. Ranous Mr. Frederick ’.V. Peters Balthasar Mr. Sidney Bowkett Abraham Mr. Chas. Fredericks Samson Mr. George A. Dalton Gregory..... Mr. Henry Horn Nurse to JulietMrs.Carrie Jamison Lady Capulet Miss Jeanie Harold Rosaline Miss Grace Raven The pages to the various characters will be rep resented by Misses Mario Works, Ada Marshal, Ella Waters, Bella Ward, L o Johnson, Jessie Story, L< Welter. Mamie W»M«r. Babv Woods. May (Jhiocchi, I Nettie Lowrle, Mary Hoag, Lillie ueafiLl Craig, and Maria Lablanc. The tragedy will ber given In six acts and fifteen scones. The music has been composed and ar ranged by Mr. Henry 'Pissing ton. The costumes are by Signor Petrillo and Miss Bolwell. Fifth Avenue Theatre.—“The Mika do” — the real original-D’Oyly-Carte-dyed-in-the wool-yard-wide-no-selvedge-warranted-to-wash arti cle, with all the modern improvements—continues on its prosperous way—-its wonders of profit to yield. D’Oyly Carte runs the “Mikado” end of the schooner, and has it fairly anchored. Stetson, at bisend, is fighting the ticket-scalping buccaneers— and has a lively time of it. “Serve ’em as I did Duff," said Carte, “and fire an Injunction at ’em.” “Fire Sheol 1” answered Stetson—“and go* bounced, as you did I” But seriously, what difference is it to the public or rather, what saving of cost is it to the ticket pur chasers if they have to pay equally as large a bonua over the regular price at the box office for scats as they have been paying the speculators ? The spec ulators are everywhere in the vicinity; the box of fice is immovably fixed in one place. They can be easily reached; they come to you, and there's the end. The box office is there, and you, the purchas ers, must stand in line and await your turn, and then, perhaps, discover that the hotel speculators have not made their returns, or if they have, that they have sold all the best seats. And up comes the conundrum—why should the proprietor of a theatre, himself assume the privi lege of charging his patrons the extra rates upon tickets of which he seeks to deprive the specula tors ? If it is an oxtortion on their part, certainty it must be equally an extortion when practiced by him. .If the box-office charge for a seat does not exceed the regular price, then there will bean advantage to the purchaser; if it is more than that, we do not see how the manager himself can be regarded In any other light than a self-constituted speculator— without a license as a vendor. Meantime—while the war progresses—the “Mi kado ” will go on. Matinee on Saturday. Star Theatre.—To-morrow evening Miss Mary Anderson will inaugurate her return, after an absence of two years, to the American stage, at this theatre, appearing for the first time here as Rosalind in Shakespeare’s comedy of •• As You Like It.” The large advance sale of seats is ample in ita prophecy of how warm and generous wilHbe the welcome accorded her upon her first appearance and of the estimate in which she is held as th< representative actress of our stage. It remains to be shown whether her experience abroad has brought to her an increased knowledge and a grander comprehension of the possibilities of her art. She will be supported by Messrs. J. Forbes Robert son, F. H. Macklin, Jas. G. Taylor, Arthur Lewis, Henry Vernon, Sidney Hayes, Joseph Anderson, Kenneth Black, T. D. Biudlass, J. Gillespie, H. Gay tie, W. Sainsbury, and Mesdames J. Billington, F. H. Macklin, Ziffle, Tidbury and C. Calvert. The scenic illustrations, costumes and appoint ments will be the same which made notable her production of the comedy in England, under th< direction of Mr. Henry E. Abbey. A “Rosalind matinee” will be given on Saturday, People’s Theatre.—To-morrow even ing Miss Effie Ellsler will make her appearance on this stage, presenting for the first time a new drams entitled, “ Woman Against Woman.” The drama is the work of Mr. Frank Harvey, the author of ths very successful play, “The Wages of Sin,” in which Mrs. Agnes Booth last season at the Four teenth Street Theatre created the role of tht heroine. In this production Miss Ellsler will be supported by Messrs. Frank Weston, Charles Foster, H. A. Thompson, Mark Mitchell, Harry Davenport, Wm. Ardon, Mrs. E. L. Davenport, Misses Mattie Earle, Florence Fields, Margery Bonner and Mattie Wil- Hams. In reference to this drama the critic of the Argonaut of San Francisco has written: “He (the anthor) must have studied the short and simple annals of the poor, from the inside, for the graphic realism with which he depicts them is the work of no mere careless on-looker. He knows so many little shifts, so many little turns of homely expres sion; he knows so surely, step by step, the downward path from frugal thrift to squalor, that there is the pain of realism in every stroke of his pen.” Matinees will be given on Wednesday and Sat urday. Comedy Theatre.—This neat little theatre since its renovation and opening under ita new management, has attained a large degree of favor with that portion of the amusement seeking public which prefers the lighter class of theatric entertainments. The present principal attraction, Mr. Kellar the Magician, is certainly an adept in the rifysteries of magic and the tricks and wonderful devices which puzzle the sense and bewilder the sight of an audi ence. In addition to Mr. Kellar’s programme of per formance there will be Mr. Harry Pepper in his en joyable ballad recitals and The Tissott’s in their specialties. Yesterday a “Press Matinee ” was given, which was largely attended. Regular Matinees on Wednesday and Saturday. The Casino. — “Nanon” is now in the fourth month of its run. The new features, recently introduced, have added to the popularity of the operetta and the houses are still crowded nightly. The choruses for “Amorita,” which will follow “ Nanon” when the latter operetta is withdrawn, are being rehearsed daily. The following is a portion of the programme to be presented at this evening’s concert: March, Suppe; overture, Leßoi la dit, Delibes; piano solo, Miss Hen rietta Maurer, Raff; baliad/'The Minstrel Boy,” Mme< Belle Cole, Shelly; “The Nation’s Hero” (March Funebre), tribute to the memory of Gen. U. S. Grant, Aronson; waltz song, Miss Mae St. John, Chopin cornet solo, Mr. J. Levy, Rossini; overture, Raff piano solos, A Russian song, “The Nightingale/ Miss Henrietta Maurer, Kettifi; ballad, “ Birds it the Night,” Mme, Belle Cole, Sullivan; waltz. “ Mj Darling,” Mr. J. Levy, Aronson, and ballad, “ Eyei as Brightly Beaming,” Miss Mae St. John, Lacoma Conductor, Rudolph Aronson. Eden Musee.—There is no change'in the programme here, and all the standard attrac, tious will be seen during the present week, after noon and evening. The special Sacred Concerts this afternoon and evening in the “ Winter Garden’ 1 will be of more than ordinary interest. The “ Sacred Chamber,” in which the life of Our Saviour is illus trated; the “Chamber of Horrors,” the hundreds of Stereopcican views, and all the numerous group ings of distinguished dead and living personages will, of course, not be forgotten. The management announce that on Tuesday even ing a new feature will be added in the wax repre sentation o‘f Cardinal McClosky on his death-bed. Daly’s Theatre.—Mr. Daly inaugur ated his season on Tuesday last with the first pre sentation in this country of Mr. A. W. Pinero’s far cical comedy of “The Magistrate/’ The cast in cluded all the members of his regular company. The audience was large and the performance passed off smoothly. “ The Magistrate” will be continued until further notice. Bijou Opeba (House. —“ I’ll put you down on the stage tn the Bijou Tower of the town, there 1 will keep you forever, yes forever and a day, until the walls shall crumble to ruin and moulder in the dust away,” quoth Dixey to his Adonis. Dixey you see had been reading Longfellow and got tilings mixcl. Bat it “h 6 0e S- Matinee M gaturday.