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CONTENTS OF INSIDE PAGES. SECOND PAGE: CONTINUATION OF- FAIR ROSAMOND.” FROM THE JAWS OF DEATH. , HUMOR OF THE HOUR. A CHECK SUIT. HOW INDIANS GAMBLE. A STORM WARNER. THIRD PAGE: MASONIC MATTERS: The Light of Days Long Past; The Day of Action; The Last Sad Scene; De Witt Clinton Chapter; Empire Chapter; Comtnandery News; Chan cellor Walworth Lodge; Personal; Complimentary; Masonic Temple. Boston; Four Ancient Symbols; The Consistory of New York City, A. A. Rite. SIXTH PAGE : DAUGHTERS. “OUR SECOND FIDDLE.” THE YOUNG WIFE’S DBATH. THE DETROIT SOLOMON. LIFE LINK%OF HISTORY'. MOLOCH, THE DEVOURER. - A PERSONAL CARD. INTERESTING MISCELLANEOUS MATTERS. SEVENTH PAGE: THE SONG OF THE WAVE. .BLACK HUGH. 2F WE WERE TO SUPPOSE. MAJ.-GEN. RANDOLPH, C. 3. A A DOG SNVKE. THE MAKE-UP. SEDWIN ADAMS AND FORREST. <3l HOST STORIES. CUR WEEKLY GOSSIP. U.0t.0 and Hobseman.—The condition and health of a horse depend very much upon the kind of ptable it is kept in. 1 hero are horses which suffer from disease of tue eyes, from coughs, from a varie ty of skin diseases, all of which are produced by .the pungent, foul air in the stables. Farmers and others who have horses will take pains to keep their carriages and harness protected from the strong ammoniacal air 01 the stables, lest the leather may be rotted or the varni>b dulled and spotted, and at the same time they will wonder why their horses cough, or have weak eyes or moonbiiudness. or sut ler from other disease*, which, if they would only think lor a few minutes, they would readily per ceive are due to the foul air the animals aro com pelled to breathe every night in the year while con fined in close, badly-ventilated stables. The reme dy is very easy. The stable should be kept clean— this will prevent the greater part of the mischief — and it should be well ventilated. The floor should be properly drained, so that the liquid will not re jnain on it, to be absorbed and decompose and pro duce the pungent vapors of ammonia which are so Injurious to the eyes, nostrils, throat, and lungs, and this liquid waste should be carried away to •isome place where it can be absorbed and utilized. rTlie floor should be washed at least twice a week /With plenty of water, and then liberally sprinkled Jwith finely-ground gypsum (plaster,) which will jcombine with the ammonia and fix it. A solution of (sulphate of iron) will have the same re sult. Lastly, the floor should be supplied with ab sorbent litter, which should be removed when feoiled. Ventilation should bo provided in such a ; %¥ay as to avoid cold draughts. ' Loka.—lst. It is proper for any per toon receiving an invitation to a wedding to send a present to the bride, unless the invitation says, p' No presents received.” The presents are usually, toent before the wedding, but it is no lack of pro priety to send them afterward. 2d. Those who liave an inclination to fat should not drink either ale or lager beer. The ingredients of each are al inost the same. 3d. Some people require moie 'Bleep than others. The young require the most Bleep. It is seldom that people over forty years of age need more than seven hours’ sleep. 4th. De 'cayed teeth are not particularly .injurious to the but they aflect the breath very disagreea bly. sth. The bones taken from the gi’aveyards -jnentioned were buried in a cemetery, but which ( one of the cemeteries we do not know. 6th. We Slave as deep snow storms now as we have ever bad, *but nowadays the snow, as soon as it falls, is carted ’t of the streets. The surface railroads are to be ’ responsible for New York city’s streets not be -Jieta t de almost impassable by snow. 7th. In our Ing f valuable coins we do not find that any of record o 'h you specify are peculiarly valuable. thw.wiiK -yj,.— o f Diony- iNQUISITx j 8 a long limestone tunnel with a teius,’* in Sicily, ; s about seventy feet high for a £Wide mouth, it x "» yards, after which the roof de- of about 20x - extremity of the high arch, «cends. At the furtbe. m the fl’oor, is a small con >nd about sixty feet frt» in the rock, in which, ac- Xoalod chamber, excavated iu S Ba t t 0 listen to the l cording to tradition, Dionya elow, who whispered conversation of bis prisoners b 'er doings. It is a ptealthily of their plots and ot*. • aro so reverter- < fact that sounds produced belov near one of the ] ated that a slight whisper, if uttered . at about 200 walls, can be heard in this chamber v i |feet distance. . r . Fiddler. —Tho violin, which $ earlier forms is of great and uncertain ? assumed its present form about the of t ihe sixteenth century. The maker of She modern violin whose are well Authenticated is € a y a j Oi who worked be ' Hween about 1560 and 1612. To one other maker c before him, Duiffoprugear, many existing Instruments ara attributed; but it is, to say the * least, doubtf»*a whether these instruments are j authentic. <,nd whether he made anything else than r v <Viol« and lutes. A S. P- K-—Th® main portion of what ‘ is known as the Battle of Bunker Hill was fought on 1 Breed’s Hill. In the centre of the grounds witfiin j the redoubts on Breed’s Hill stands the obelisk known as'Bunker Hill Monument. It is a square * Shaft, built of Quincy granite, 221 feet high, 31 feet ] square at the base, and 15 feet at the top. Inside of , the shaft is a round, hollow cone, 7 feet wide at the bottom, 4 and et 2 inches at the top, encircled by a 1 winding staircase oi 2 4 stone steps, which leads to . a chamber, immediately under the apex, 11 feet in diameter. £ Fever and Ague Patient.—Dr. Trent < recommends the following as a cure for fever and ’ ague and intermittent fever : Take forty grains ol ( sulphate of quinine, thirty grains powdered licorice, and ten grains gum myrrh. Make into forty pills. Take two pills every two hours for the first twenty- j four hours, two pills every four hours for the next twenty-four hours, and the remainder one at night 1 on going to bed, and one in the morning, first thing, j The doctor says this performs an effectual cure, if , the directions are implicitly followed. Wakefield. —Ist. James Henry Hack- j ett made his last appearance on the New York stage at Booth’s Theatre, on December 25, 1869, in the * character of Falstaff. Ho died at Jamaica, L. I.; j December 28, 1871. He was born in this city, March 15,1800. 2d. “The Veteran” was first produced at J Wallack’s Theatre, corner of Broadway and Broome i street, on January 17. 1859. James W. Wallack eu ( acted the part of Col. Delmar, “The Veteran.” E. J.—lst. The age of admission to . West Point is between fourteen and twenty-one. To , secure the candidate must be well versed in arithmetic, reading and writing, includ- ] ing orthography, and must have knowledge of the , elements of English grammar, of descriptive geography, particularly of our own country and of ] the history of the United States. 2d. The examine- , tion will be an oral one. W. B. — “Whittaker’s Almanac,” a ' London publication, states that in 1881, within the Metropolitan and City Police Districts of London, 1 there was a population 4,766,661. This, of course, Includes a large tract outside of the '• Metropolis Local Management Act.” Within the control of this i act there was in 1881 a population of 3,834,354. ‘W. C. L.—To cure poisoning "by poison oak, ivy, or sumach, bathe the poisoned ] part thoroughly with hot water, without soap. When dry, paint the part liberally, two or three 1 times a day. with a feather dipped in a strong soln i tion of lobelia. Avoid bringing the tincture in con- ; tact with any fresh wound or excoriation. Ink. —We cannot give the desired ’ recipe, nor can we understand why an honest man shonld wish to have what he writes disappear in a ; few weeks. This department of the Dispatch is not intended to aid people who want to commit fraud, but to give information of interest to the general public. James Fabley.—“ls a child (white) ; born in tho United States, a citizen at its birth?” It is a natural born citizen: though, if a male, it cannot vote until twenty-one years old, and. if a female, not at all. However, voting is a privilege, ; not the entire qualification of citizenship. Mercury. — Ist. We doubt if a ball thrown from the top of the Washington Monument could be held by any ball catcher. A weight thrown from a great bight increases very much in mo mentum in its descent. 2d. We know of no tech nical term for the repitition of words. An Admibeb. —“Will you please in form me where I can find the phrase, ‘ Escaped by the skin of the teeth ?* ” In the book of Job, chap ter xix., verse 20, are these lines: “My bones cleav eth to my skin and to my flesh, and I am escaped with the skin of my teeth.” Electric. —We cannot give you a de scription of a machine of the sort you require. You will remember that there are hundreds of electri cians working to produce the sort of machine you want, and that no one of them has yet succeeded in the endeavor. G. B. M.— If a gentleman walking with a lady is right-handed he should give her bis left arm so that the right shall be free for her pro tection. If he is left-handed tho reverse would be proper. A. M. S.—There are books on wood engraving, but we doubt their usefulness, unless their instructions are accompanied by those of one understands the art of wood engraving. A Reader.—The law abolishing im prisonment for debt was passed in 1846, as was, also, the law giving women the control of their own property in the State of New York. A Constant Readeb. —It was stated in the papers, during Madame Adelina Patti’s last visit to the United States, that her salary was $4,000 for each night’s performance. Mbs. G. A. 8. — This correspondent desires a recipe for making orange croara. We do not find it in our recipes. Can some reader supply the information ? A. B. C.—lst. Th© lady is an (( emo tional actress.” Where she is at present we do not know. 2d. The affair was an advertisement Solomon. —Alcohol can be made from molasses, but not whisky. The liquor made from molasses which is drunk, is called rum. Anxious. —We have no space to give to mathematical subtleties. Such questions are of no interest but to those putting them. T. V. J.—We cannot in for my ou which is the best restaurant, nor who is the keeper, nor what is his color. i Eabkwt Inqdibeb.—We know of no substance of the kind you desire. You will have to apply to a chemist. Theodobe S.—ln the State of New York ail election days are legal holidays. E. ll.—But your question more plain- ■ fklij frail NEW YOM, NOVEMBER 22, 1885. r rO ADVERTISERS. ADVERTISING IS TWENTY-FIVE CENTS A LINE IN THE NEW YORK DISPATCH. e Owing to onr large edition wo are compelled to are to i press at an early hour, hence ADVERTISEMENTS CAN - NOT BE RECEIVED AFTER NINE O'CLOCK SATUR ; DAY EVENING. 3 To jMCasonlc Advertisers. Those desiring to advertise in our Masonic •columns must have their advertisements n our office BEFORE TWO O'CLOCK on FRIDAY AFTERNOON. No ad vertisement. can be inserted on the Masonic Page alter that hour. The NEW YOKE DISPATCH has a larger circulation than any other Sunday Newspaper pub lished in the linited States. THE EXCISE MUDDLE. One of the practical results of the legislative investigation now in progress in this city is that the Excise Commissioners are again in ! trouble. Charges against thorn have been laid before the Governor, and these charges are based upon and supported by the evidence elicited by the investigating committee. Every body knew that the Excise Board covered a sink of corruption. The facts-an 1 a great many more facts of the same kind which have boon sworn to before the committee, have for a long time been whispered about in political and offi cial circles. Wo have no desire to prejudge the case of the present Commissioners. Let them make tho best defense in their power and be dealt with justly. But for years the Excise Board has boon a byword and a reproach, and the revelationsnow made surprise nobody who has taken any interest in local affairs. One of the lawyers who formerly acted as counsel for tho Commissioners—and, therefore, may be supposed to know something of their proceed ings -has been prompt to call tor their removal from office. The general sentiment of the pub lic is that the Excise business should be thor oughly reformed, and this is demanded as unanimously by tho respectable dealers in liquors as by the worst fanatical prohibitionist. Everybody is aware that tho Excise Board has been a centre of bribery and corruption. Men who have been granted, and have paid for, licenses for conducting a legitimate business have been harassed and blackmailed by offi cials whose duty is to carry out the law. Many notorious resorts, whose proprietors ought to be in the State prisons, have received licenses through tho purchased favoritism of men ap pointed to take care of the public interests. Many more such places and persons have been allowed to sell liquors without licenses, in open defiance of the laws and under the protection of thoso whose duty it is to enforce the laws. Whether the police are to blame in this matter is a secondary issue. Documents have been produced showing that the Excise Commis sioners have ordered the police not to molest their personal or political proteges. It has been generally understood that the granting or refusing of a license is an affair of so many dol lars, and that the money has been divided be tween the Excise officials and the police. Thejdealers, reputable and disreputable, have the same story to tell of demands made upon them for bribes. When they declined to pay, somebody objected to their licenses. When they handed over the cash their licenses were granted. It is all very well to say that this money was forced out of the dealers by un authorized subordinates under false pretenses. Those who paid, received licenses, and those who refused to pay were denied licenses, and iliia Is whole revolti ng story in a single . sentence. v- Liquor dealers who keep frespeciable houses, . duly licensed according to law, are as much en- ( titled to protection as any other traders. The most radical Prohibitionists will concede this. 1 The Excise Board should take care that licenses are issued only to men of good character and , behavior, but, when a license is once granted, ( its holder should be free from official extortion ( and robbery. He has paid the legal fee to the public treasury, and why should he be forced to pay illegal assessments to the Excise Com missioners, or their clerks or deputies, to the . police captains or to the patrolmen ? Why, also, ( should respectable dealers be subjected to the • competition of places which are notoriously un worthy, or which have no regular license what ever. Temperance advocates complain that there are too many liquor shops in New York ; but it , would astonish them to learn how few of the public houses which crowd each other upon our , leading thoroughfares, are entitled to legal pro tection. They abuse all liquor dealers alike; but the legitimate traders are as much opposed as a«y temperance men can possibly be, to the houses of call for thieves and prostitutes which keep open in spite of the law and are outrages upon legitimate business as well as upon public decency. If gentlemen of standing in the com munity, of honor and of good sense, were ap pointed to the Excise Board, most of the evils of which tho prohibitionists now complain, would be at once remedied. The peddling politicians, the official strikers, the money jobbers, are the people who make the mischief and are respon sible for the deplorable condition of the me tropolis. To condemn the innocent dealers with the guilty is unfair. So long as human nature remains what it is, the liquor traffic can not be suppressed, but it can be and ought to be, satisfactorily regulated, W T e aro especially in favor of licensing and protecting dealers who sell native winos and light beers. These are beverages which directly assist .the temperance cause, beside develop ing the industry Of tho country. Intemperance is unknown in lands whoro native wines are cheap and popular, or where lager beer is the national drink. The spirits which are appropri ately called “hard stuff” aro the provocatives to crimes. The worse they are the cheaper they are and the greater is the temptation to sell and imbibe them. Make our native wines as plentiful and as cheap as the liquid poisons now consumed and the revenue would be bene fited without any detriment to the public health. Such brewers of lager beer as Bechtel, Yuen gling, Ehret, Ruppert, the Doelgers (Peter and Joseph), Clausen, Bernheimer & Schmid, Eich ler, Everard, J. & L. F. Kuntz, Stein, Ringler, Huber, Kress, Rubsam & Horrman and many others do more to promote true temperance than all the impractical prohibitionists. A proper Excise Board would reduce drunkenness by en couraging respectable dealers in the beverages which are harmless and wholesome. But, in order to secure such Commissioners, the mat ter must be taken out of the hands of profes sional politicians and treated upon broad and philanthropical principles. It has come to be understood in New York that the low grog shops run the politics of the districts, and that the Excise Board or its agents must receive blackmail either in votes or in money. This is disgraceful to all concerned, and should be immediately reformed. If the Governor does not seize the opportunity to ap point as Commissioners honest men, irrespec tive of partisanship, a movement will be inaugu rated to sweep away the Board entirely, and give the police entire charge of the Excise business. On tEe other hand, we believe that the Legisla ture should bestow extraordinary powers upon a proper Board, so that that the liquor business might be effectually supervised and regulated. The report of the committee now in session will bring the whole subject before the next body of legislators, who will come fresh from the people, and to them we shall appeal for reform if the Governor fails to rise to the occasion. A CURIOUS REVELATION. It appears from a statement recently made by a.HeUrew member of the Philadelphia bar that divorces among Jews are very easily obtained and very frequent, being secured by religious proceedings, entirely without regard to the civil > courts of this country. The party wishing a di vorce goes before the “rof,” or dispenser of di ’ vorces, and, in the presence of a scribe and two ’ or three witnesses, asks for a “get,” or a bill of divorce. It is written out in conformity with the statement of the petitioner, at a cost of from $5 to $25, according to tho purse of the appli cant, Alter Ijeiug approved it is returned to the NEW YORK DISPATCH, NOVEMBER 22, 1885» scribe, to be handed by him to the party di vorced, which completes tho formality, the di vorced person thereafter being known as the - “gresha,” or “cast aside.” Only the testimony of the party applying for a divorce is necessary to its procurement, and the applicant is imme diately at liberty to re-marry, it not being con- r sidered essential that he should invoke the au thority of the civil tribunal. The validity of these divorces has never been tested by the State courts, but they would, of course, be de clared null and void in such a case, as ecclesi astical mandates in that respect are not recog nized in this country. , «»_ . WINNING AS A “STUMP” CANDIDATE. When Commissioner of Public Works Squire went to Albany last Winter and inaugurated his celebrated drink known as “egg flip,” his prin cipal object in taking the trip was to secure legislation regarding certain water meters to put in use in private houses in this city, and from which his friend Maurice Burns Flynn, it was said, would reap a fortune. Everybody remembers how the mysterious African was • ;pd the petition tuxen by Major Haggerty iDhl a bthers in dislodging tho > tenant, to the surprise of thousands of tax- > payers in this city. Of course th© jmajor’s hon -1 esty to his constituents and the communiv 2? i general had to be punished by the politicians, 1 and when he sought a renomisation from Tam -1 many Hall he was told he could not have it. Flynn and Squire must get even. Aiderman Kerwin, tho County Democracy candidate lor Aiderman, was told to indorse Haggerty, and he would win. Kerwin went to Flynn and asked that individual if the major was to be indorsed by the Countys, and Flynn em phatically answered “Ko. :} To A 4 Haggerty then ran on a “stump,” and, without any ma chine or money to back him, beat the Tam many. Ir. ing Hall and County Democracy can didate by sixteen votes. W’hen Flynn and Squire heard that the major had wod, the latter swore in verse, while the former looked grieved and troubled. The major will return to Albany this Winter, and it is but fair to presume that if either Squire or Flynn comes to thoZLegislature with bills containing mysterious Africans, the re doubtable Haggerty will readily discover them and tell the people what they mean, too. OUT OF JOINT. If light literature has as much power for good or bad as is claimed for it, there ought to be with the changes in character of stories a noticeable change in the outward seeming of the readers. In no department of literature has there been so great change within a comparatively lew years as m the reading put in the hands of chil dren. The fact that the publications of high literary and artistic grade have crowded the cheaper trashy periodicals and books into the background, is evidence in itself that there has been improvement id taste. Tho strategy of literary workers is now em ployed to make all subjects attractive to the young, and it has been the more successful be cause there are behind it men and women of highest talent who have written in answer to longings common to all girls and boys. The impulse once given toward wholesome reading, an important step has been taken in the forma tion of a correct taste. The young people of this day come to the reading ot novels and other books with less of intemperate zeal than formerly, and as they read wuth more discrimination, what they read should show to better advantage in re sults. There is now less in the popular books to inflame the imagination and less to tire the expectant mind, but results are certainly not satisfactory. Is this to be accounted for on the theory that the personal influence of men on boys and of women on girls in some degree counteracts the influence of the books and magazines ? Are men as careful to put good words and senti ments before their boys as they are to see that good books go into their hands ? Does a rough boy receive the right sort of encouragement to be anything more than a rough boy ? There is something out of joint in a country that turns out so many assailants of women as does th s. The fault is not in the books, be cause the trashiest blood-and-thunder story fails not to laud virtue and to present libertin ism and its lower manifestations in despicable’ light. The lessons that lead to outrages like those being ventilated in different parts of the country at present are not learned even in the books that the worst classes read. These books may make young men worse by giving them false notions, but they do not encourage brutality toward women. There is another in fluence at work that makes it possible for men to forget manhood and act only on brutal in stinct. Just what this is it should be the duty of courts and all men to discover and define. AN OSTRACIZED ANIMAL. And now another decree has gone forth that the Russian hog shall not stick his snout into Germany. The imperial prohibition might as well forbid the introduction of any foreign pork into the country, and, for that matter, make a clean job of it and rule out of the empire all food importations which. compete with home production. . We had the pleasure recently of listening to the views of an American gentle man, who has spent some time on the continent of Europe, and who thoroughly understand the subject in question. According to this gentle man, the prohibition of American pork by France, Germany, and Austria, on the pretense that it is diseased and impure, is a sham. The real reason is that it is cheaper and runs their home pig-raisers and butchers too strong ly on their own territory, and takes too much gold out of Europe to America. But not daring to openly impose a protection tariff on the food of the people, they get at it in another way, pro hibiting importation on the ground of solicitude for tbe IwiiltK Of tHoir people, wUo are UiereDy forced to pay three to five cents per pound more for their meat than they otherwise would. All this is old and obvious, and we have pub lished it all over many times. But what some may, perhaps, not know is, that the American hams, bacon and mess pork now being shipped from tho United States are the very best in the mar ket. Since the agitation of this subject began, in February, 1881, the American packers have made enormous improvements in curing and packing their meats for export, and they now take the cake, and every one of our German, French and Austrian cousins know it. Switzer land admits American meats free of suspicion, and takes large quantities of them for as mall country, but the German Government will not even let them through direct from Antwerp to Basis, because the line crosses German terri torry, and the trichiniie might hop out of a bar rel of American lard and bite somebody. Too Thin.—The Democracy assures the colored men that it loves him. The whole Democratic party loves him well enough to want his vote. When the colored men of Amer ica lose all memory of the past they will be in a condition to reciprocate that affection. The party which, daring all the years of its exist ence, has traded in the bodies and starved the souls of the colored race is not in a good condi tion to argue. The Diffbbence Between Girds. —ln Italy it is customary for three or four married women to drag a bride to her would-be hus band. She pretends to struggle desperately to get away. A wise journalist points that it would take all the married women in the coun try to hold back an American girl who had con cluded to enter the conjugal state. About Snakes. —AU the snakes in the country have started for Ohio to pass the win ter, and see about settling there. A reliable contraband says that along the Indiana State line you can see nothing but regiments of snakes, all making for Ohio. The poorest Ohio drinker will now bo able to Ihave them in his boots. , A Startling Declaration. — Mrs. f Stowe, the dress reformer of San Francisco, de i dares that before long women will display their i legs as fearlessly as they do their arms. This - is only another artifice, we fear, to attract emi i to California. A Suggestion to Future Candidates. —The official returns of the election, as far as received, indicate pretty plainly that the State has gone Democratic by what Hon Bardwell Slote would call “ a large majority.” Last year Mr. Blaine, being opposed by the New York Times, Evening Post, and all tho lesser lights among the Mugwump papers, and their non descript allies the independent press, was beaten by twelve hundred votes. This year Mr. Davenport, supported by all the traitor press, was beaten by twelve thousand votes. From this it is manifest that the united support of the Mugwump press and the so-called inde pendent papers when faithful in their efforts, can and will, defeat the most popular candidate placed before the people. We would therefore earnestlyreoommend future candidates, before accepting a nomination, to secure in advance tho opposition of tho Mugwump press and its allies, the so-called independent papers, and to declipj a nomination on any other condi ti®as. Not Generally Known. —It is not . generally known that Russia once had a Parlia , ment. One was convoked in 1549 by Ivan the Terrible, and continued its sessions a year. A subsequent Parliament framed a Constitution. , These national assemblies continued to meet tor ' oro l l ian two centuries, and their delibera tion? ’ovinefid wisdom > and conferred on Russia innumerable beilGllte. e- B ' ast ono was called together by Cathofitie IL, in 1760, was composed of 652 delegates, representing all classes. Nover since the Romanoffs have been in power has a Parliament been allowed to be called together. The Russians are not to be censured for dosinng to be rid of their present despotic breed of Czars. In a Quandary.— The Excise Board is at present in a peek of trouble. Cited to appear before the Governor on Tuesday next to answer charges preferred by tho Mayor, accusing them of malfeasance in office, it would seem that their cup of misery is quite lull. The law tells them that they must close any and all doors in theatres communicating with bar-rooms, and when the proprietor of a place of amusement conforms to this law, the Fire Department orders him to open the door again, or he will be amenable to the Department for violation of ono of the laws regulating the Department. Surely tho position of Excise Commissioner is not one to be greatly sought after. A Sad Case.—A prominent society lady of this city, hitherto considered eminently respectable, has ■ recently been arrested for theft, and of course is declared to be the unfor tunate victim of kleptomania. It seems that she has been going around taking valuable books, bric-a-brac, etc., from the houses of her friends. In one or two instances, where the articles missed have been of particular value, their loss has been made public, and the servants in the respectable houses arrested for theft. Kleptomania can be restrained by proper punishment. Less Said the Better.—lt does not take a good memory or an old man to remem ber that the Democrats were loud and open in the assertion that in time United States bonds would only be worth the paper they were print ed upon. It is something to see these same statesmen anxious because so few of them are left unredeemed. The currency of the United States, the best the world ever saw, and the entire financial policy of the nation is Republi can in every sense, and the less Democrats say the better. Magnificently Illustrated. — The International News Company has imported six hundred thousand copies of the London Gra phic and an enormous edition of the London Illustrated News of their holiday numbers. These numbers are magnificently illuminated with colored and plain pictures. Each paper sells for fifty cents, and they are well worthy of the price. Why It is Not Fashionable Here.— Milk-drinking is quite the swell thing in Paris now. Everybody drinks milk who wishes to be thought fashionable. Milk-drinking might be come a fashion here, too, if we could only get the milk. Paris has set one example we cannot imitate. , smsmcggai THE BITER CHEWED. A saloon-keeper around the corner, who is a bit of a wit in his way has, tor the purpose of fooling his customers, nailed a fifty-cent piece to the floor in front of the safe which stands near the door. Many and many a time he has laughed him self almost inside out to witness the unavailing efforts of his patrons in endeavoring to yank that half-dollar from the floor. A day or two ago a number of friends entered his place. There were five of them in all, and they filed up to the bar. “ What’ll you have ?” said mine host, smiling. “ I’ll have whisky I” So’ll I 1” “ Me Too I” “Same I” “ Ditto I” They all wanted whisky and they asked the landlord to drink too. Thinking that all would treat in turn as they had otten done be fore, he asked them to drink with him. “ I’ll havo whisky 1” “ So’ll 11” “ Me Too 1” Same 1” “ Ditto 1” The host drank seltzer, as he had done on the round. Then, after they had had their drinks, they started for the deor. “ Hold up 1” said the landlord; “ who’s going to pay for those drinks ?” “Oh, yes 1” said the leader, “I forgot,” and he returned and laid five cents on the bar. “ What’s that for ?” “ Your drink—seltzer.” ■‘But who’s to pay for the other drinks?” “ Oh, I forgot I There’s fifty cents lying over there on the floor. I forgot to mention it. My pants are too tight and I can’t stoop. Let your bartender pick it up 1” Then they filed ont. They hadn’t been gone three seconds before the nailed coin had disappeared and the land lord had taken a solemn oath never to fool his customers again. SMALL CHANGE. A Brooklyn longshoreman is suing for $30,000 damages for the loss of his leg. Wonder what a good, sound, whole longshore man is worth? Query: If a longshoreman’s leg is worth $30,000, what is a dude’s head worth ? To obtain satisfactory recognition each answer must be accompanied by a five dollar note, not necessarily for publication, but as a guarantee of good whatsthis ? The Wisconsin Supreme Court has de cided that tramps can wander about at will so long as they do not trespass. We know of one State that will pay the fare of all of its tramps to Wisconsin, but we don’t believe they’ll go. They’d rather steal rides and get kicked off the trains. Just imagine a tramp indulging in an undisturbed ride all the way to Wisconsin I *The genial turkey, Looks somewhat murky. And rather jerky In every feature; He thinks we’ll work he. Or mayhap "Burke ’’ be. And, therefore, lurk he ’Neatb barn. Boor creature. •Poetry. New York girls are now going crazy over crazy quilts. That would be all right if, after they’re married they would only know how to fix ’em on the bed so’t a fellow wouldn’t have to sleep with his back uncovered while they had several yards of the quilt wound around ’em. The Prospect Park policemen are wearing their Summer hats in conjunction with their Winter ulsters. The weather is so change able that the Commissioners wish them to look well and be' really for the emergencies of the season. Mbs. Minnie Walkup, the alleged Kansas murderess, who has just been acquit ted, has been advised by her iriends to take to the lecture platform. Those who are not her irienas.tpitOM Bridge policemen are now compelled to count the number of milk-cans that cross the Bridge. As they have a little time to spare it would, perhaps, be advisable to compel them to use it in splitting wood for the directors. Three holidays are in sight and our citizens would do well to saw off the handles of their family washtubs and close them with cloth or sealskin,'-unless they want to appear on the street hatless after New Years Day. Several hundred immigrants, mostly men, went to join the Mormons during the week. It’s going to be a cold Winter and they probably want backs to warm their feet on. Bob Ingersoll is to reside permanent ly in New York. If bo wanted to ascertain if there really is such a place as he says doesn’t exist he should have gone to Chicago. A Philadelphian judge has objected to a woman lawyer pleading. That’s a direct hit at the newspapers. Just imagine what pie there’d be in a woman summing up. Thirteen ambulances dr ova th to New Haven last night. The pao]Je thought there’d been a terrible explosion, but Princeton aM Yale had only been playing football. The New York Central is discharging all its old conductors’ It is said that they only demurred they weren’t permitted to take the cars and track with them. The s?stt-mortem lias proven that good old Jobn McCund:” u hatl tbrombraia ° f the brain. Shouldn’t wonder, w'.'.? all dootor ’ he bad. “ Gilbert has gone to Egypt to hunt up material for a new opera. Sullivan remains at home.— Exchange. Wonder who he’ll fight next 1 “Ouida” claims that a mad dog will not, necessarily, communicate hydrophobia. But he’d die if he tackled some of “ Guida’s ” filth. A boy named Prosperous Crammer was recently run over in Philadelphia. That boy’ll soon bloom forth a graduate from Prince ton. It is alleged that somebody has stolen $75,000 worth of largo granite blocks from Cen tral Park. They better chain Central Park up. They are closing up all the bar-rooms connected with the theatres. This will neces sitate tho carrying of cloves in one’s pocket. Tim McCarthy, the woman beater, re ceived a year’s sentence. Somebody should raise a club and help him out—of the world. The ministers are holding a confer ence in Brooklyn. They will probably revise the rules relating to straights and flushes. These thousand Servians were killed in battle the other day. The Bulgarians are shooting their names at the Servians. Joseph Groblewski, who filled at least one wife with arsenic, is in danger of being administered a large doss of hemp. A Leipsic wife has just given birth to her twenty-ninth child. Just imagine the night parades that loving papa has had. A Buffalo cashier has changed the tactics by absquatulating to Florida. Now Flor ida wants to catch the small-pox. Cincinnati has a dog that chews to bacco. We always thought that tobacco would soon find its proper level. The largest gun ever made was recent ly tested at Sandy Hook. If it ever kicks, God help our Navy. Habbison, the boy preacher, makes nealy S2OO per week. He must hold bully hands. — — w GOSSIP ON THE SQUARE. Thanksgiving at Nearly all the Theatres.— At all the theatres extra matinees will be given on next Thursday (Thanksgiving Day) afternoon, upon which occasion all the ladies of the stage will be unusually lovely to look upon, and the managcriai turkey will be suspended at its loftiest altitude. Miss Myra Goodwin, who recently camo forward as a star at the Fourteenth Street Theatre in Mr. Edward E. Kidder’s comedy entitled, “ Sis.” is acting in Virginia, and is said to bo meeting with success. Ida Mulle, who is advertised as the Elfln Star, be gins an engagement in Albany to-morrow night, in Howard P. Taylor's “ Dimples.” Edwin F. Thorne has given up his idea of starring in the “ Don,” and will confine himself to acting in the “ Black Flag.” Mr. Lawrence Barrett will probably open his season next year in the Hon. George H. Boker’s new tragedy, ” Glaucus; or the Last Days of Pompeii.” Miss Adelaide Moore concluded last night a suc cessful engagement in New Orleans, and to-morrow will begin a tour of the principal cities of Texas. After filling engagements in St. Louis, Cincinnati and Pittsburg, she will play a return engagement in this city. Stella Bees, the Western Quakeress, to the photographs concerning her beauty, and says she prefers to be judged on her merits only. Gus Williams will be supported during his en gagement at the Brooklyn Theatre, commencing November 30th, in Geo. Hoey’s new comedy •• Oh, What a Night 1” by Messrs. C. F. Tingay, O. E. Lothian, De Loss King, Misses Anita Harris, Videt, McGinness and others. In the “Ratcatcher of Hamelin,” at Niblo’s Gar den, the Kiralfys will introduce a novel scene, painted by the famous Magnani, of Florence, Italy. A cathedral, occupying the entire stage, suddenly becomes transparent, showing the interior full of people at a marriage ceremony. Another scene will be an illuminated garden by Ferario of Milan. Charles Pope, the St Louis manager, is in town. He denies the private report that be is to appear in the “Corsican Brothers” at Forepaugh’s Philadel phia, or any other museum. Mr. Joseph Hawarth has not been offered the position of leading man by Mr. Barrett, as he has so industriously announced to his friends. The McCaull Opera Comique Company will commence a limited engagement at the Star Thea tre on Monday, December 7th, presenting Millock er’s opera comique, “The Black Hussar,” with the original cast, excepting Digby Bell, who has been suc ceeded by George Boniface, Jr., a clever young com edian, who has achieved considerable success in the role of Piffkow. The Hanlon Brothers in their spectacular “Fan tasma,” will be seen at the Grand Opera House, Brooklyn, commencing to-morrow evening, the Hanlon Brothers, this season, appearing in the leading roles. Miss Kate Davis, who made a success in the past season will introduce naw specialties, while among the new features added are Alex. Zan fretta, Prince of Pierrots and Little Aimeo. The Actors’ Fund benefit will take place at the Casino, Thursday afternoon, December 10. A long list of artisfs have already kindly volunteered, and Mr. Rudolph Aronson’s orchestra, increased to one hundred musicians, will be one of the features. Fanny Davenport in “ Fedora ” is the Thanks giving attraction at the Brooklyn Park Theatre, The play will receive its first presentation on the Bow ery at the People’s, week of November 30th. Miss. Lydia Thompson arrived here on Friday last, on the Inman line steamship “City of Berlin.” Lydia is bright, jolly, but somewhat stouter than she was seventeen years ago—notably Oct. 3d, 1868 when she made her American debut under the management of Samuel Colville, at Wood's Mu seum, in the burlesque of “Ixion ’’—with Ada Har land, Pauline Markham and Lisa Weber as her sup porting beauties. Harry Beckett was with them, but he wasn’t a beauty. She is now in her forty ninth year, and she is as lively and looks as youth ful as—well, as Maggie Mitchell. Let us give her a cordial welcome when she once again comes forward upon our stage, in remem brance of the delight and feast of female beauty she gave us during her former engagement here. Last evening ended Messrs. Abbey and Shoeffel’s management of the Grand Opera House, and Mr. T. Henry French—” The man of plays ’’—became the Grand Mogul thereof. There will be no change in the general conduct of the business. Prior to this new departure Mr. French had been for some time a silent partner in the management. Daly’s Theatbb. —There is little need, to record concerning " The Magistrate," now run ning at this theatre, more than that it is doing “excellent well” and is likely to hold the stage for many weeks to come. Its successor is in rehearsal, but there is not much likelihood o'f its production before the new year. as usual. Bianca at the Academy. —On Thurs i day evening last a young lady of the name of Bian- ■ ca made an offering of herself upon tho Shakes pearean altar. She came forth as Juliet. She had for her mana ger, leading man, press agent and general lord high everything else a hitherto unheard of Poobah who ■ modestly subscribed himself Garrett W. Owen. Bianca is, the public are informed by Poobbah t Owen, a sunny daughter of sunny Italy, and had in her childhood played hooples and hop-scotch and yearned for unattainable taffy in the very Verona where the love-lorn Juliet had gamboled in her frisky girlish days. Miss Bianca should never have come to this chilly northern clime—with her talent. She should have remained in “fair Verona"—and put her talent out to be raised by hand instead of bringing it here to i be shriveled up by an early November frost. ; The Rev. Mr. Milman's Bianca, was the vic tim of misplaced confidence in her Fazio and upon whom she wreaked her vengence by having him collared for having murdered an old miser; ; this Academy Bianca having now discovered that > her confidence in the histrionic and educational capacity of her Fazio—alias Poobah Owen, was mis placed, should have immediately “run him in’ - as the leader of the band of assassins, who, on 1 , Thursday evening, murdered Mercutio, Tybalt, f Capulet, Romeo, Paris, Benyolio, and divers other Shakespearean personages. : But if the fair Veronese Bianca should do this and ’ become tho prosecuting witness, she would crim inate herself as one of the principal actresses in the ' tragedy. Miss Bianca as Juliet, read and acted like a school girl, coached by a country schoolmaster, “speaking ( apiece without snowing anything about the ( PWrpiirtj ning or sense of the lines she was re peating she has a fairly pretty face, but it is as pf exprSflaJon as a face carved out of frozen L.? 4 ’ was in earnC 3t in ali that she did ’ but of all sld word's N tongue or th-, saddest *d n F t kn o w are these: “ She meant —but s'■»>. how." She needs to unlearn all that she has bec'l taught of elocution, reading and gesture by Pooah Pwen; she needs to begin her theatric career at the foot, n at the top of the ladder. She evidently possesses intelligence, ambition. As for talent —while it was not visible in her struggle with Juliet, she may have it all the same. The Mercutio of Owen and the Romeo of Mr. Alfred Young were so execrably bad that either one in the absence of the other would readily pass muster as the worst of the two. Mr. John Matthews in the absence of his dear Dorcas —gave a respecta ble tie wig showing of Old Capulet; The Tybalt was as fiery as a wet parlor match, and seemed to be suffering from an intermittent toothache. Mrs. W. G. Jones, one of the few of the old-time actresses left to our stage, in her performance of the Nurse, must have felt strangely out of place in such a company of incompetents. A large audience was present—that is to say a large one considering the nature of the attraction. The performance being a curiosity in every respect, it is not a matter of surprise that but few persons left before the close of the transformation of a tragedy into a burlesque. Grand Opera House. —Thera are few actresses upon the stage who will never be old in the remembrance ox* in the present sight of tho public. Custom cannot stale nor age wither their infinite popularity. One of these is Maggie Mitchell —who has held a welcome place upon the stage for more than thirty years. Yet hero she is, yet as sprightly, apparently, with the same pleasant charm of presence as when in the days gone by, she won the plaudits of the old Chatham and Bowery Thea tre audiences. The great majority of the generation of playgoers that then knew her have passed away; the few who remain are old and gray and one of them a veteran who looked as if he had just slid into the vestibule of the theatre from the gang-plank of Vanderdeck en’s Flying Dutchman or from the editorial rooms of the Star, green with the mold of a century, was asked by Dunlap, the ’attor, you know: “ Well, old man, how did you like Maggie Mitchell ?” “ Very well—very well,” he crooned, bringing the point of his ancient chin nearly up to the end of his aged nose in the effort to brace up a smile—“ she’s very well—most as good as her Mother Maggie was thirty year ago—at the old Chatham, when she played sailor boy’s." Miss Mitchell appeared hero during the past week in three characters, Jane Eyre, Lorie and Fauchon. Large audiences witnessed and enjoyed her per formances. To-morrow evening and for the week, the Madison Square Theatre drama of “May Blossom" will once again bloom, and its fragrance of attraction and interest will doubtless be as usual duly appre ciated by the patrons of this house. Matinees on Wednesday and Saturday. The Casino.— The management as sert that so active has the demand bean for Beat® to witness “Amorita” at the Casino, that the.arrange ments have been made to “ book ” them four weeks ahead from to-morrow morning. Au extra matinee of “ Amorita" is to take place on Thanksgiving day. Extended review of this opera and its perfi' ma ice is deferred. At this evening’s concert Mlle. DeVergne wl 1 sing an aria from “Les Huguenots,” Signor Ginannini M’Appri (Martha), and a duet from “Trovatore," with Mlle. Perrini; Signor De Anna a selection from “ Ernani and Di Provenza ” (Traviata). Mme. Sac coni, the harp soloist will also assist. Among the numbers to be interpreted by Mr. Rudolph Aron son’s orchestra is the ballet music from Goldmark’s * Queen of Sheba,” etc. Union Square Thbatbe. —Mr. Hill, o£ the Un ion Square Theatre, has announced that, con trary to the usual custom, no souvenirs will be dis tributed at the 50th performance of “ Romeo and Juliet" on Tuesday evening, December 1, He feels assured the manner in which the play is presented and the acting of Miss Margaret Mather command public support on their merits!’ Novoxtueiess, be liAvina that thooo who nave applauded and admired Miss Mather’s Juliet, would be glad to possess some thing that will boa pleasant reminder of her per formance, he announces that at the 76th perform ance of “Romeo and Juliet ” at the Union Square — that is to say, at the Saturday matinee on the day following Christmas—Miss Mather will present to each person in the audience a handsome photograph of herself, with her autograph written upon it. There will be an afternoon performance of “Ro meo and Juliet” next Thursday, Thanksgiving day. Third Avenue Theatre. —Miss Ida Mulle —the little Cupid, so to speak—scored an en couraging success during the past week in the comedy written for her by Howard Taylor, entitled “ Dimples.” To-morrow and ©very evening during the week, once again Mr. John P. Smith comes to the front with the undying and all-enduring “Uncle Tom’s Cabin/’ with all the latter-day accompaniments of genuine negro plantation cleverness, blood-hounds and realistic scenic settings. The cast will be capa bly represented, and it goes without saying that the audiences will be nightly sufficiently numerous to make business lively in the Ijox-office and keep the ushers from biting their thumbs from lack of active employment. An extra matinee will be given on Thanksgiving day. Comedy Theatre. —This is Mr. Kellar’s tenth week, and as yet there is no change in the record of large and delighted audiences. The week commencing to-morrow evening he will introduce for the first time in this city, one of the most in tricate and surprising of his many wonderful mechanical devices —that of “His Majesty’s Casket” —an oriental mystery. This he claims as one of the most elaborate and marvelous works in his repertoire. In addition to his special seances will be heard Mr. James Blamphin, the harp soloist, and Mor ley’s Fata Morgana. An extra matinee will be given on Thursday (Thanksgiving Day). No more enjoyable evening can be passed at any place of amusement in this city than with Kellar and his wonderful perform ances. Madison Square Theatre. —Mr. Palm er can have no cause of complaint as to the public appreciation of his latest production, “ Saints and Sinners.” Since tho first night of its presentation it has been revised, and the dialogue condensed so that now the action and progress of the work is rapid and the performance closes much earlier. “Saints and Sinners” will bo continued until further notice. It may not be out of place to re mark to those who are late in seeking for seats, that the “ standing room only” sign is now in use in the lobby. Fourteenth Street Theatre.—Tillot son says every seat is sold ahead for the next four weeks, and Rice is willing to back his manager’s as sertion with a boiler-iron-clad-copper-fastoned affi davit, man and notary public ready on call by tele phone. “The New Evangeline ”is evidently pros pering and all goes well. Extra matinee on Thurs day. Bijou Opera House. —Of course, on - Friday -evening, the “ souvenir night" was duly observed, and there was the usual pack and jam in every available seating and standing room portion of tho auditorium. Dixey was never so happy and I he never made everbody in front happier than they ; were on this special and particular occasion. And this is the second year of “ Adonis." I Matinees as usual. Lyceum Thea i re. —Somebody—“press agent," “ busines manager or perhaps tho bill poster has sent us the following information in re ference to the past week's performance at this theatre. We cheerfully give it place : Mr. Rickaby is to be congratulated. Hltj first venture at the Lyceum Theatre is already an as sured success. During the past week the business done by “ One of Our Girls ” has been more than double that of any previous week at this theatre. The already rich appointments of the bouse have been added to. Heavy curtains now hang at the rear of the orchestra. The system of stage light. Bg has been altered and improved, and an enormous illustrated sign attracts attention outside the theatre. Considering that there is another factor in the business of this theatre mention of whom isstrane ly omitted—probably because of her insignificance in only appoariag as a star, wo beg to call attention to the fact that Miss Helen Dauvray is playing here the leading role, Kate Shiply—and for whom tho pray was written by Mr. Bronson Howard whose name as the author also passes without notice. Inasmuch as it is Miss HMen Dauvray whoso capital is invested in this venture; that it is she who is responsible for all the liabilities of the thea tre at the present time, and that Mr. Rickaby is merely her general manager, subject to her orders, it ought to have occurred to the follow who fur nished the foregoing paragraph that she should have had some recognition. Without her Mr, Rickaby would have not boon th< Manager of tho Lyceum; wituout her Mr. Bronson Howard’s “ One of Our Girls " would not have been produced on this stage, and without her persona presence and bank account the production of th* play by any of her managers would have been matter of small account either to the press or th< public. As compared to a play and its leading representa tives the manager’s personality is of little conse quence, either to tho critics or the general public. Miss [Dauvray (and Mr. Bronson Howard’s play, written for her, are the attractions at this theatre. Whatever additions in the way of ornamenting the front of tho house and its “ already rich appoint ''nts ’’ or the placing of “ an enormous illustrated c . * ract attention outside the theatre" are not Which ■ e. ‘■Ons with (Miss JHelen YaUVi'iy as representative , of » VP« °< »» American sir!, Knd witb'Jtn exceedingly .effective oast, which includes Mr. Lciie James, one <h' thebest fading men now upon our /itage; with M?. '■’* Mackay, Mr. B, H. Sothern and’ .Miss Ida VeTX bas at ' rac 'cd largo audiences, and it is scartfcly cessar J. in order to enlist the atteßHon ”of I .'-A pto,/ 801ng publi °. to bring the manager and liis aments * for * ward as tho groat I Ass of the esCsblisSiX. ent ‘ Matinees as usual. Niblo’s Garden.— lt is by »6 > 1,3 altogether the worn old r’CTnance Of " to," with its familiar scenic effects and its score 6$ characters who crowd the stage in their action/ which has given the drama the popularity it has' held since its revival by John Stetson a few sea sons ago. When Fechter died the play was laid aside as no longer available. Mention it for re viral, to a man agor or an ambitious loading actor, ail'd the single word “chestnut” settled it. These wiseacres, when John Stetson put it on the road, with O’Neil as Edmund Dantes, wars very anxious to know whether Stetson “ would Mr take a tumble," and solemnly asserted that the’ afore said “chestnut" wouldn’t last a month. son did know what ho was about, this time.- H&- mounted the drama splendidly, paid O’Nei? » larger salary than he had ever before received, Ml# engaged the beat people he could find to fill cast. The first season was even more successful than he had dared to anticipate. The second rolled in the "duc» f ’.” Now, O’? il h mself is not only the “Star” but the manag r o the company, aud everywhere “Monte Cristo” *s presented, its performance is witnessed by audiences which, in numbers,.seem to bo limited only by the holding capacity of the the atre. It is not much wonder then, that, prior to Mary Anderson’s return to this country, when John B. Schoeffel, for her manager, Mr. Abbey, offered him twenty-two thousand dollars to play the leading roles in her company during her present season, O'Neil declined the offer. So, here we have “ Monte Cristo " at this theatre, with O Neil as the Edmund Dantes—playing to as great audiences as any dramatic work and actor have attracted upon its stage. And we will have “ Monte Cristo ” during the present week. Fifth Avenue Theatre.— At last there is but one “Mikado” left upon the'metropolitan boards, and Stetson is himself again. Now Brother John, the lively Helen Lenoir, the fascinating Burn ham and Signor Maze Edwards can join hands ia the Twenty-eighth street lobby and circle round im a Yum-Yum cancan of triumph. This “Mikado"—like “Pinafore”—appears to bs*&> sort of craze with that large portion of the public who Hold Chut eomifl onera. with its dash. iXs tonic al rhymes, its pretty choristers, tights and display of female anatomy, its fun and jollity, is “the* thing.” So let it go on prospering and to prosper hero, while* the Duff “Mikado”- takes to the road and make»> things lively among tho provincials, •who have not yet seen the “Mikado” in its proper condition and at its best. Matinees on Saturday. Harrigan’s Park Theatre. — The long and prosperous run of “ Old Lavender ” ie* nearing Its close, and its hundreth night’s per formance will be properly marked by the pre sentation of appropriate souvenirs on Wednesday evening next. It will be succeeded by Mr. Ed. Harrigan’s new jplay, entitled “Grip," which he claims will be one of the best of all the dramatic expositions of city character and life be has yet produced. The cast will include all the members of his famous company. The scenic settings realistic, and Mr. Dave Braham, his lyric right bower, will provide the new songs and music. An extra matinee of •• Old Lavender ” will be given on Thursday—Thanksgiving Day. National Theatre. —This week, com mencing to-morrow evening, and at the matinees on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, Mr. C. W. Barry will be the dramatic attraction, appearing in his sensational drama of “Escaped from Sing Sing.” In this work he will impersonate five characters, these being a doctor, a sport, a burglar and forger, a scotchman and Mr. Claude Livingstone. The drama is in a prologue and five acts. Mr. Barry will be supported by the leading members of Manager Heumann’s regular company. The variety olio, which precedes the dramatic performance, will include many and attractive fea tures. Among the most notable of these will be Mr. Harry Le Clair and Mr. W. J. Russell in “A Practical Joke:” Professor J. W. Hampton with his company of performing dogs, monkeys, goats, cats and geese; Mr. Andy Collom, the banjoist, and Mr. Garry Hooper and Carrie Hall in their novel sketch en titled “Secret Service." Special concerts will be given this afternoon and evening. New York Museum.— This will be th» last day of Miss Fannie Mills, “ that girl from Ohio" who wears a No. 30 shoe, measuring nineteen inches in length and seven-and-a-half inches in width. Miss Mills has during the past throe week® probably attracted an equal attention with that of any curiosity ever seen in this city. To-morrow an attractive holiday bill will be pre sented, including the first appearance of “ That Boy from Germany,” who has the largest feet of any person in the world except Miss Mills. Also, the Hon. P. T. Barnum’s original Aztecs, Maximo and Bariota; and the famous Ohio Girl Giantess, Miss Anna Bell, who weighs 565 pounds and is only six teen years old. A grand stage performance, entirely now, will be given hourly by a selected corps of first-class artists. Koster & Bial’s Concerts.— The production of the burlesque “Mikado" by the management of this popular resort has proved ono of the most pronounced successes of the season. The talent which is employed in its representa tion is much above tho average. For example there is Miss Louise Lester, who impersonates the character of Langtry Pooh. Miss Lester is the pos sessor of a soprano voice whose equal has been seldom heard on this stage. Miss Laura Burt is the Yum Yum of tho piece, and is of course as attractive as usual. The same may be said of Miss Carrie Gould, who introduces a speciality in the shape of an African Kangaroo. Paul Brown as The Mikado is sufficiently dignified, and his makeup and imita tion of General Butler is applauded. Mary Woods gives a unique representation of Viky, the English Queen. All the characters are amusingly por trayed. The costumes and appointments are picturesque, and the music' under the direction of Professor W. J. Rostelle, is appropriate. The usual concert will be given this evening. Miss Phillips’s “CrazyQuilt.” —The Needle Art Exhibition at the Masonic Temple, Twenty-third street and Sixth avenue, has been crowded during tho week. How it would have de lighted our great-grandmothers to wander through such a wilderness of patches 1 Criticism is out of tho question where there are so many pieces of ex quisite work. Still, we cannot refrain from saying that “Exhibit No. 26"—a crazy quilt, the work of Miss E. L. Phillips, deserves more than ordinary commendation for the artistic taste displayed in the harmonious blending of its colors and the original* ity of its design.