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WASONIO MATTERS: Perpetual Jurisdiction; Very
Pleasant; Made One; Personal; Independent Lodge;
St. Cecile Lodge; Kane Lodge; Copestone Lodge;
Empire Chapter; Polar Star Lodge; Commandery
News; Officers of the Grand Chapter; Gxsms; To
Understand the Truths of Freemasonry; Laws, Regu
lations and Landmarks; Order and System; Truth;
Swearing; What is Mascnry; Labor Exchange,
Golconda.—ln the oldest records of
the human race mention is made of gold, and like
•ilver It was enumerated as an element of riches.
Throughout the Old Testament there are frequent
allusions to gold and to flue gold. It was beaten
Into thin plates, cut into wires and even worn with
threads of linen for the sr*cramental robes of Aaron.
It was fashioned into breast-plates with chains at
the ends of wreathen work of pure gold; and it was
used as the setting of precious stones. By other
nations it was made into gods and idols, some of
gigantic size. Aaron prepared a golden calf for the
children of Israel, which Moses burned with Are
and reduced to powder; an operation which might
have been effected by first melting and beating out
into thin plates. In building the of Jerus
alem the quantities of gold lavishly employed by
Solomon for its furniture and decorations implied
that it was largely collected, and (hat the ancients
had access to mines of great extent and richness.
Atahuallpa, the captured Inca of Peru, agreed to
.bring together for his ransom in the space of two
-months, articles of gold which would fill a room
twenty-two feet long, seventeen broad and nine feet
in bight. When this was done and the gold melted
It was found to amount to 1,326,539 pe50s de ore. The
commercial value of the pesos according to Prescott
_*was equivalent to $11.67, making the sum total
$15,480,710. The source whence the Phoenicians
and Israelites derived their’ immence supplies of
i <gold was the land of Ophir, a region still of uncer
tain locality, Onee in three years the fleet of Solo
mon completed a voyage to it and back. It is
fenerally presumed to have been either the East
Li dies or that part of the Southeast coast of Africa
tolled Sofala by the Arabs. The auriferous charac
ter of tho desert steppes of Gobi was known in the
time of Herodotus to the inhabitants about
the sources of the Indus; and to this day are
to be seen along the southern Ural the works
of ancient mining operations, supposed to be those
of the nomadic Scythians. Ethiopia and Nubia also
■were largely productive of gold, and the ancient
mines discovered by Belzoni in tho Zabarah mount
ains are supposed to have furnished the Pharaohs
of Egypt their abundant supplies. Thus many
auriferous regions appear to have been known at
different times as productive as those of the present
period. While the gold of the deposits continued
abundant they were vigorously wrought, and each
district furnished in its turn the principal share ol
the product of the world. In the time of the Ro
mans the precious metals were not so abundant,
though rich deposits were worked along the footoi
the Pyrenees and in some of the provinces border
ing the Alps. Strabo (B. IV., chap. 6, sec. 12,) refers
to the statement of Polybius that in his time the
gold mines near Apulia were so productive that the
value of gold was reduced one-third in Rome.
Spain, too, had its deposits worked in ancient
times along the Tagus, and the Athenians gathered
their supplies of the metal from Thessaly and the
island of Thasos. In the middle ages the art of
working gold seems to have bean little practiced.
Tho richness of the known mines was comparative
ly exhausted, and previous to the new fields, fol
lowing the discovery of America, the attention of
metallurgists was directed to vain attempts to
transmute the baser into the precious metals. It
was estimated that at the time of the discovery of
America the gold and silver in the Old World, ex
clusive of the more or less unknown regions of the
East, was reduced to about £34,000.000, and the sup
ply no more than met the loss by wear. The enor
mous importation of gold and silver from the New
World soon made up the deficiencies of the old
mining regions, and reducing the value of the
metals in comparison with other products, caused
mines that had been successfully worked to be
abandoned as unprofitable.
States.—lst. The Etruscans were the
first who adopted the eagle as the symbol of royal
power, and bore its image as a standard at tho
head of their armies. From the time of Marius it
was the principal emblem of the Roman republic
and the only standard of the legions. It was repre
sented with outspread wings, and was usually of
silver, till the reign of Hadrian, who made it of
gold. The double headed eagle was in use among
the Byzantine emperors to indicate, it is said, their 1
claim to the empire, both of the East and the West.
It was adopted in tho fourteenth century by the
German emperors, and afterward appeared on the
arms of Russia. The arms of Prussia are distin
guished by tho black eagle, and those of Poland
bore the white. The white-headed eajle is the em
blematic device of the United States of America, is
the badge of the order of the Cincinnati, and is ■
figured on coins. Napoleon adopted tho eagle for
the emblem of imperial France. It was not, how- 1
ever, represented in heraldic stylo, but in natural <
form, with the thunderbolts of Jupiter. It was .
disused under the Bourbons, but was restored by a J
decree of Louis Napoleon (Jan. Ist, 1852). 2d. The
present flag of tho United States was designed by 1
Captain C. Reid, the gallant Commander of the
General Armstrong. Our flag originally bore 1
thirteen stars and thirteen stripes. As new States i
came in the number of stars and stripes was corres
pondingly increased, pursuant to an act of Con- <
gress passed 1794, This was found to be impracti- ,
able; for. as tho States increased, tho width of the
lines had to be lessened. Beside, there was nothing I
in tho device to recall the original confederacy of ■
the United States. To return to tho use of only '
thirteen stars and stripes would be inappropriate, J
because the device would give no hint of the growth <
of the Republic. Captain Reid proposed to return
to the original thirteen stripes as a memento of the 1
original union, and add a new star whenever a State
was admitted, as indicative of the growth of the
States. This suggestion was adopted. A flag with this
arrangement was first raised over the hall of Repre
sentatives at Washington, on the 4th of April, 1818,
at two o’clock in the afternoon. At that time the
Senate Chamber and Hall of Representatives were
separated, tho centre of the building not being
completed. Resolutions of thanks to Capt. Reid '
•‘for having designed and formed the present flag <
of tho United States,” were offered in Congress.
Tho dimensions of the United States standard are
as follows: Regimental flag, six feet by six feet six
inches; storm flag, ten feet by twenty; garrison
flag, twenty feet by thirty.
H. Atkinson. —The original Ravel
family of pantomimists made their first appearance
in this country at tho old Park Theatre, on Monday
evening, January 16, 1832. Gabriel, Francois, Je
rome, Antoine, Jean and Madame Ravel, were the
“family.” Gabriel was born at Rouen, France,
1810; Antoine at Marseilles, 1812; Jerome at Vicenza.
Italy, 1814, and Francois at Vienna, Austria, 1823.
Jerome Ravel played Jocko, the ape, Sept. 16, 183 7 ,
at Niblo’s Garden, upon the occasion of the Ravels’s
second visit to this country. They again appeared
at Niblo’s from December 19th to January 7th, ’59.
In this latter engagement only Gabriel and Francois
wero in the troupe as representatives of this wonder
ful troupe of pantomimists—whose equals in their
special line of work have not been seen since upon
our stage. There is no record either in the bills of the
theatre or in the history of the stage here or in
France, that Gabriel Ravel ever appeared as Jocko.
Antoine played tho part once or twice in France,
upon the occasion of the illness of Jerome.
Vets. —On the 19th day of July, 1845,
a great fire, second only in its ravages to that of
1835, broke out in New street, in the vicinity of
Wall, and burned in a southerly direction to
Stone, laying waste the entire district between
Broadway and the eastern side of Broad street, and
consuming several million dollars’ worth of prop
erty. The explosion of a saltpetre warehouse, in
Broad street, gave rise to the vexed question, “ Wil!
saltpetre explode ?" which furnished food for some
research and much merriment for the savans of
the day.
J. S. B.—McAdam’s “Landlord and
Tenant,” on tho point to which you refer, says : “A
tenant, unless restrained by express agreement,
may, without the consent of his lessor, assign the
lease itself, or he may grant underleases for any
number of years, less than the term for which he
holds the premises.”
T. F. H.—Harrigan and Hart’s Thea
tre, on Broadway, opposite Waverly Place, was not
built on the site of tho Olympic Theatre, The Olym
pic was at No. 624 Broadway, while the new Theatre
Comique, under Harrigan and Hart, was at Nos. 728
and 730 Broadway.
L. L. L.—lst. Try boiling your meer
schaum in coffee, placing a piece of linen at the
bottom of tho vessel in which you boil it. 2d. We
do not know the exact bight of Senator Mahone, of
8. B.—Address the American News
Company, No. 39 Chambers street. They will give
you the desired information.
W. E. M. —Your communication has
not reached na. It you will write again we will
endeavor to assist you.
Company “D,” Seventh Infantry.—
We do not know the name ot the firm to which you
R. J. W.—A cow can be led through
the streets of New York without a permit.
J. B.—Address General Franz Sigel,
Pension Agent, No. 398 Canal street.
Mrs. J. M.—The article can be pur
chased at any first-claas drug store.
Constant Reader (2). —The office of
Harbor Master is a salaried one.
J. K.—We do not understand your
question. Be more explicit.
Brooklyn.—Any jeweler will give you
the desired information.
D. A. G. —Third avenue is a portion
Of the old Boston road.
W. E. M.— The salary of a civil justice
is $6,000 per annum.
W. A. T, —“G.” would, certainly win
the wager.
■ Jltto fork
Owing to our large edition we are compelled to go to
r presßat an early hour, hence ADVERTISEMENTS CAN
( To Masonic Advertisers.
Those desiring to advertise in our Masonic columns
; must have their advertisements n our office BEFORE
vertisementcan be Inserted on the Masonic Pago alter
t bat h our.
has a larger circulation than any
other Sunday Newspaaer pub
lished in the United States.
A practical oar-driver defines tho difference
between a strike and a tie-up to be thet the mon
who tie-up simply stop work, while the strikers
are ready to prevent any work from being done
until their demands are conceded. We had ex
amples of both methods of coercing unjust em
ployers on our city railroad routes, last week.
Ths drivers and conductors on tho Fourth ave
nue and the Forty-second street lines tied upas
a protest against “ trippers.” Those of the
Eighth and Ninth avenue lines struck for
shorter hours and higher wages. All were suc
cessful. Tho railroad companies succumbed,
almost without a struggle, thus acknowledging
that the men were in the right. But why could
not this acknowledgement have been made
without putting the men and tho public gener
ally to so much inconvenience?
The grasping and grinding corporations which
oppress workingmen are as mean and deceitful
asithey are greedy and unscrupulous. There
is an old saying that corporations have no souls,
and the managers of corporations appear to get
rid of their souls when they accept their offices.
They have to bo watched like sneak thieves,
and no dependence can bo placed upon their
promises. Only a fortnight ago tho employees
of the Fourth avenue road went on strike, and
the company agreed to their terms. But it was
immediately discovered that the company was
evading the agreement. Instead of allowing
the men to do a day’s work at fair wages, the
superintendents employed and paid them by
trips, carefully regulating tho number of trips
so that the men should earn ices money than
ever. It was also noticed that those who had
been most prominent among the strikers were
being punished by tho allotment of the fewest
A tie-up was the result of this swindle, and
again the company succumbed. But how long
will it be before they attempt to cheat their
workmen in some other way ?
The only radical remedy for tire wrongs of
the laboring men is by law. Make ten hours a
legal day’s work and make it a penal offence for
anybody to require any longer time, except by
special agreement and at extra wages, and thou
workingmeu will be comparatively safe and
comfortable. At present the drivers and con
ductors are obliged to act as detectives upon
the officials of the railroad companies so as to
keep them faithful to their pledges. A driver
must- watch his horses with one eye and the
superintendent of his road with the other, or he
will be swindled out of hie dinner-hour or a
third of his wages. A conductor has to divide
his attention between the passengers in his car,
the people on the sidewalks and the officials
who are trying to cheat him out of his pay or
into doing overtime. Such a state of things
cannot continue, and it will ultimately end in
more serious troubles than a strike or a tie-up,
unless the Legislature interferes.
Every company ought, for its own interests,
to take the best possible care of all its em
ployees. Its officials should be anxious to see
that the mon are well paid, comfortable, not
over-worked, and reasonably satisfied. As a
mere matter of policy, to say nothing of the
great laws of humanity, this is best for the
company, because then all the employees will
be honest, efficient and attentive to their duties.
But the most of the railroad corporations in
this city were conceived in fraud and developed
dishonestly, and their managers cannot get rid
of these traits when dealing with the men. They
would like, if they could, to have their cars run
by slaves, whom they could flog into working
twenty-four hours a day for their bread and
water. They come as near as they dare to this
system, and the strikes and tyings-up are the
protests of freemen against their tyrants. That
is tho reason why, despite all the inconveni
ences of interrupted travel, the strikers always
have the sympathy of the public.
In tho Legislature are members elected by
the votes of laboring men, who promised, be
fore election, that the wrongs of this class, the
bone and sinew of the country, should be re
dressed by law. We intend to insist that some
of these promises shall be fulfilled, and we
give notice that every member will be held to
a strict accountability upon this subject. If the
laws do not protect the laborers, then the labor
ers must protect themselves, and that means a
social revolution. Be warned in time.
There was quite a dramatic scene at the Police
Board last week. Detective Moran appeared,
with his lawyer, to defend himself against the
charge of blackmailing Harry Hill, the keeper
of a disreputable sporting resort. He was con
fronted by a country constable named Smith,
from Flushing, who declared that he was ready
to swear that he had seen Harry Hill pay money
to Moran. As soon as he saw Smith enter, Mo
ran hurried out of the room and sent his writ
ten resignation to the Board. The Commission
ers accepted the resignation, and Commissioner
French declared the matter closed. We do not
see it in that light. On the contrary, the matter
seems to us to demand an immediate and im
partial investigation. If we are ever to get at
the real truth ot tho current scandals about the
police, now is the opportunity.
Moran is a vicarious offering. He has been
sacrificed to protect the men behind him. His
fear of that old sport, Harry Hill, is absurd.
Constable Smith, of Flushing, is only a gro
tesque side-show. What reliance could be
placed upon the evidence of such a notorious
fellow as Hill? What sort of a constable must
Smith be to consort with Hill, visit his low tav
ern and swear to his story ? Moran has admit
ted more by his resignation than either Hill or
Smith could ever prove by their testimony. But
the parties whom the public want to get at are
the men around the corner, who have grown
rich upon the blackmail collected by such agents
as Moran from such lawbreakers as Hill. Who
are they? How much have they divided?
These are the questions which everybody is
asking and which must be answered sooner or
later, by the Board of Police.
The accused detective having been allowed
to resign, and Harry Hill to continue his busi
ness at the old stand, upon temperance princi
ples, the only sufferer, thus far, has been Cap
tain Murphy, against whom there is not a parti
cle of evidence. We have taken the trouble
to investigate Captain Murphy, as the Police
Board shirk this duty. He has been a captain
for sixteen years, and is still a poor man.
That is his best certificate ot honesty. He
lives in apartments in an humble little house,
in Henry street. The whole house would rent
for about S7OO, and Captain Murphy leases half
of it. His modest little wife wears neither
diamonds nor sables, and keeps no carriage.
His children attend the public school. All his
surroundings indicate honest economy and
homely thrift. Evidently, then, he is not one
of the men around the corner who have em
ployed Moran to levy blackmail for their bene
fit. If he were, he would live in a very differ
ent manner, and have a villa in Connecticut
and own plenty of real estate.
Yet, without an apparent cause, as if to divert
attention from others, Captain Murphy has
been disgraced by being removed from the
precinct in which he has made an excellent
record, and banished to the goats and marshes
of an up-town station. Was this done because
he could not be used as a tool by the men
around the corner ? Was it becauve ho refused
Ito do their dirty work ? Are there not men on
the force who have not done duty half so long
as Captain Murphy, and yet have saved for-
tune# out of thoir Balaries •? The matter can
not be considered closed, at the dictum of
Commissioner French, while these questions
puzzle the community. This is an era of in
vestigations, and the sudden resignation of
Moran furnishes a clew that may lead to start
ling, if not unexpected, developments. Should
the Police Board decline to follow it up, the
Legislature must take it in hand. Let us know
the whole truth about tho men who have charge
of the lives and property of the people of New
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The Chinese Question. —Our rela
tions with the Chinese are assuming important
proportions. The people of the Pacific slope
are almost unanimously resolved that the Chi
nese must go, and are mobbing them and burn
ing their buildings. The Chinese at home are
retaliating by outrages upon American mis
sionaries and other foreign residents. The
Chinese Minister has reminded our Govern
ment of our treaty obligations, and hinted at a
big bill which we shall have to pay tor dam
ages doue to tho persons and property of Mon
golians, It is very clear that, while we have a
treaty with China, we should comply Bdfupti
lously with its provisions. It is equally clear
that this treaty must be rescinded be'ore wo
can adopt any legislative means of sending the
Chinese out of tho country. If the people of
the Pacific slope havo not the patience to wait
for Congress to act, they must be taught to ob
serve order, and if tho Chinese try to inflict
outrages upon Americans, they must be pun
ished. The subject is very difficult to deal
with, because the Chinese are a degraded race
and do not come hero as bona fide immigrants;
but the general principles which we havo recit
ed can be applied by ordinary statesmanship.
Yankee Superstitions. — New En
gland, which ueod to prido itself upon intelli
gence and culture, has recently developed all
sorts of queer cranks, and has on hand more
ghosts than all the rest of the country. Last
week there were two curious instances of su
perstition. A Connecticut woman had a foot
amputated and buried. For days afterward she
complained of pains in the artificial toot with
which the amputated member was replaced. At
last the foot was dug upandiound to be tightly
bandaged at the toes. The bandage being re
moved, the woman declared that her pains
ceased. Near New Haven, last Thursday, four
weeping women stood beside a grave while the
body of a young and beautiful girl was disin
terred. When they took from tho graveclothos
all the pins used by the undertaker and untied
all the knots that confined the shroud, they
stated that they had been haunted by the ghost
of the girl, and that no soul could enter heaven
white pins or knots remained in the clothing of
the corpse. Yet tins is the nineteenth century,
and New England is a civilized community !
Last Week in Congress.—The Fitz
•John Porter bill, giving him pay and allowance
for the years he has been in disgrace, has been
passed by the House of Representatives. The
Education bill, in the Senate, has been de
nounced by both Republicans and Democrats
as “ grand larceny ” and defended by both
Republicans and Democrats as necessary for
the development of the negro race. As there is
plenty of money in the Treasury we are de
cidedly in favor of educating all the negroes
and overybody else. It is a good idea to teach
our future voters how to read and write, and
it may prevent many dangers to the country.
The Judiciary Committee of the Senate has
denounced the President for not giving in
formation about removals. Of course, all such
information ought to be open to Congress and
the people. No official should be allowed to
pull down the blinds in a free government.
The rest of the week was passed in discussing
silver, about which the representatives of both
parties seem agreed to disagree among them
New Jersey Taxes.—All Jersey men
are in mourning because of the decision of
their Supreme Court that the State tew levying
special taxes upon railroads and canals, is un
constitutional. For over twenty years New Jer
sey has made the roads and canals that run
through it pay most of the expenses of the State,
and now the taxes collected during all this time
will have to be refunded. This is hard, very
bard ; but if it results in the reduction of rail
road fares and canal tolls, it will be a blessing
to the whole country, although New Jersey may
temporarily suffer. Alter all, it is fairer that
the people of a State should pay their own
taxes, instead of levying them upon other peo
ple who happen to travel across its borders.
The companies have no interest in the affair,
since they simply add the amount ot the extra
taxation to their passenger and freight charges.
New Jersey has been like an old German baron,
who demanded money of everybody who passed
through his territory ; but this feudal system is
now out of date.
Artifical Limbs.—The Military Com
mittee of Congress have reported adversely to
the proposal to renew the artificial limbs of
maimed soldiers every three, instead of every
five years. The report states that “ the life of
an artificial limb is five years or a longer
period.” This is a singular phrase, and re
minds us of the fancy ot some of the veterans
that their wooden legs are really alive, and can
feel twinges of rheumatic pains. It would be
a good thing if Congressmen could be supplied
with artificial consciences, warranted to last as
long as the limbs of the soldiers. Common
sense, which has very little to do with Con
gressional action, suggests that the case of
each veteran should be decided upon its indi
vidual merits. If he breaks or wears out his
wooden limb in less than the regulation period,
he should be supplied with a new one ; if not,
why waste money upon a new limb which is not
needed ? There are jobs in everything now
a-days, and the artificial limb job needs impar
tial scrutiny. ~
A Deaf and Dumb Wife.—Mr. George
Pancoast, a millionaire, has a daughter thirty
years of age, who is deaf and dumb., Mr. Pan
coast engaged a “rubber,” named Van Dorn,
a young and iine-looking man, to give him the
massage treatment. Van Dorn thought the
deaf and dumb girl very bright and attractive ;
fell in love with her; learned the sign language
in order to tell his love, and, after a brief and
silent courtship, they were married. Now Mr.
Pancoast seeks to have the marriage set aside
upon the ground that his daughter is of un
sound mind. Until further evidence upon this
point, people generally will think that a deaf
and dumb girl must be rather shrewd and clever
to secure a young and handsome husband. It
is the old rivalry between love and money, we
presume; but how many husbands will envy
Van Dorn, whose wife can never talk back nor
hear what he says when he finds a button off?
Newspaper Enterprise. — Our self
lauding contemporary, the tinted annex of the
Herald y has again been guilty of a master stroke
of journalistic enterprise. It will be remem
bered that when the nation was mourning the
loss ot the late General Grant our mendacious
neighbor sought to advertise itself by gloating
editorially over the fact that the paper had been
the first to give to the public the sorrowful tid
ings of the great hero’s death. Last week they
even eclipsed that record by publishing with
flaring headlines tho death of the genial mana
ger, John Rickaby, illustrated by a cut of him
from the pencil of their clever artist, De Grimm,
who was at the time “ doing ” Florida. Just
think of it! And this was printed and given to
the public two days before the lamented mana
ger passed over to the “ silent majority.” What
shall such methods in journalism be termed ?
Like a Sneak. —Sir Charles Dilke will
not resign his membership in the House of
Commons. He has so declared to his constitu
ents. We could appreciate his position—think
ing him wronged—but he allowed the woman
to bear the entire blame. If he is innocent of
the vile crimes charged against him, why did
he not go on the witness stand and deny them ?
Bud Sir Charles Diike will never amount to
much in English politics from this time c<it.
Englishmen like a man. Sir Charles Dilke has
■ p rmi-.i0.l a woman to suffer alone for his and
Ler mutual cii.uo. Ho has acted like a eaoak.
The March part of “ The Young La
dies’ Journal” is an exceedingly interesting and
entertaining one. It contains a complete new
story called “ Daisy’s Dilemma,” various short
stories, well-selected miscellany, and sixty fash
ion engravings of the latest Parisian modes.
imd Ms.
There is ones again trouble in the Poolamey
family, and a liver pad is the cause of it.
For some time past Mr. Poolamey has been
wearing ti£ome-made liver pad. The doctors
told him never to take it off under penalty of
death, and Mr. Poolamey was as careful of that
liver pad as ho was of his gouty leg.
The other morning when he arose, his wife
noticed that it was gone, and she questioned
him about it.
He hunted around his carcass, imagining
that it bad probably sauntered aronnd to see
how his back looked, but ho could not find it.
Then he turned as pale as a bucket factory.
“ Where were you all night the night before
last?’’ queried the suspicious Mrs. Poolamoy,
“Eh? ”ejaculated Mr. Poolamey, who wanted
to procrastinate io order that he might bo the
thief of a few minutes’ time to think.
“ Where wero yod tho night before last ?” she
shrieked. “You didn’t some home until break
fast time, and then you said you bad been
hunting up a murder case.”
“So I was,” replied Mr. Poolamey, who really
did not remember whore he had been.
“And do yon have to take your clothes off to
hunt up a murder ease?” she screamed.
Now Mr. Poolamey knew in the innermost re
cesses ot his heart that journalists do not, as a
general thing, take off thoir clothes when
hunting up murder oases, but ho could not ac
count for that missing pad, so ho said :
“ You beard what I said very well,” she
yelled, “aud I want you to account for that pad
“ Maybe its slipped down into my boot,” he
tremblingly suggested.
“ Slipped down into your boot, eh ? It would
almost fill a dry goods box, let alone a boot. I
made it myself and I know that you couldn’t
button your vest up around it, and have had to
travel around all Winter looking as if you were'
warm. I’ll make it warm enough for you if you
don’t account for that pad.”
Mr. Poolamey was in a dilemma. He didn’t
know where he'd been the night before, but he
was positive that ha had done nothing morally
“Where in thunder can that pad be?” he
“ That's what I want to know inside of five
minutes I” she ejaculated.
Just then, as Mrs. Poolamey was preparing
to go to her mother’s, there was a ring at the
door-bell aud a friend entered. He had a
bundle with him. It contained the missing
There is now joy in the Poolamey mansion,
and the happy pair once again use tho same
toothbrush. Mr. Poolamey had been so loaded
that his friend bad taken him to have a Turkish
bath, and he had wandered off and left his pad
in the bath room.
There is a moral in this, and also a “point
er” for men who go homo without their liver
A lecturer recently said that he once
saw Gladstone kneeling in the street beside a
street-sweeper and praying for him. He didn’t
say whether Gladstone was on the side where
the boy kept his pennies or we might imagine
that the cable had made a typographical error
in spelling the word “ pray.”
A Dbtboiteb, who, at ten, was in the
House of Refuge, and has since spent most of
bis time in prison, is now preaching the Gospel.
Be must have the bulge on the deacons and
elders after the congregation has been dis
missed and the cards and collection are brought
into the pastor’s study.
A South Carolina editor has set up a
newspaper office on wheels, and issues his
paper in a different town every day. This may
save a great deal of shot, but he must miss
the pumpkins, strawberries, watermelons and
eggs laid on our table by the most respected
citizen of our village.
Canon Fabrab’s book, “ Farewell
Thoughts on America,” will soon be published
simultaneously in London and New York.
Lucky he had time to think. Most men who
carry as much money away with them as the
big gun did, scoot away without turning around
to even look back.
The chestnut crop appears to be
plentiful. So does the worm crop, A great
many more chestnuts would be sold if so many
worms didn’t go with them. We could never,
for the life of us, imagine why chestnuts should
spoil their chances in life by being so fond of
The Avtagagdlivitt Nalinginarmik
Tvsaruminasassnmik Univkat is a Greenland
publication. It’s a cold country up there and
probably the name has become frozen into
hunks. As soon as it thaws out we’ll interpret
it and toll our readers all we know about it.
An Asbury Park druggist has been
accused of selling liquor in quantities to the
residents of and visitors to the place. Now we
can understand why Asbury Park is such a
famous resort for the folks who wear white
neckties and. Presbyterian pants.
A Canadian claims that he was cured
of deafness of eleven years standing by being
thrown from a toboggan, head first, into a bank
of enow. It stirred up his dormant brain,
probably. He’ll be deaf again as soon as ho
tackles another tobog.
A local cigar-maker was recently ar
raigned for bigamy. He was about to marry a
third woman. He gave, as an excuse, that
neither of the other two knew how to cook his
victuals. They knew how to cook his goose;
One hundred Syracuse men have
formed a society, the constitution of which pro
hibits swearing. The first time the chairman
renders an erroneous decision, that society will
be busted higher than a theatre-hat.
A New Yobk lady who has nine chil
dren and no husband, is suing the alleged fath
er of the two last for their support, and insists
upon him marrying her. She probably drew
straws as to which man she’d haul up.
Bogus butter is creating much com
motion in domestic circles. Tell you how to
discern the difference : If it is baldheaded, it is
oleo; if it has full side whiskers, it is
No cook wili eat bad butter.
The letter-carriers want the eight
hour law to be made applicable to them. Now
give the messenger-boys the same show, and
we’ll be sure to get our messages the same
night they are sent.
A learned contemporary informs us
that a patent shut-up theatre hat has been pro
vided for female wear. If they could only pat
ent a few shut-up actors the world would wag
its tail more freely. ,
A local female had her husband ar
rested for spending all his money at poker.
That is purely a woman’s game, and they know
how to play it, too, if you give ’em time to spit
upon their hands.
Evangelist Sam Jones has tackled Chi
cago and has opened in a hotbed of unholiness
—a skating rink. If the band should ever start
up Sam may become a backslider, and may be
without the ’ell.
An Omaha woman, who got up in the
middle of the night to attend to her canary, was
shot dead by her husband. First time wo
ever knew that breeohes-pookets were called
“ canary.”
Snow-shoe races have become quite
popular in Chicago. When a girl can’t afford
to purchase a pair, she goes out with her Sun
day slippers on, and nobody knows the differ
It is said that Laura D. Fair is to
marry a San Francisco journalist. We would
advise him to provide himself with armor be
fore he promises to love, honor and obey.
An Indian boy, who was being edu
cated in Milwaukee, died, but refused to be
buried there. Anybody who talks about the
untutored savage hereafter, can leave the room.
Wb see that Sullivan has written a
new opera. He’s getting up in the world. The
last we heard of him, lie challenged Paddy Ky
an. We always thought he had a fist for music.
Just because he couldn’t obtain work,
a Detroit man’s wife poured his ear full of hot
water. If it'd been hot whisky, how blame soon
he’d have turned over and fooled her.
Ouit old friend Captain Coffin is writ
ing a series of sketches entitled: “ Blockade
Running During the Civil War." The captain
still carries his gunboats with him.
Kossuth is still alive and is living near
Naples. So is the hat ho invented, and some of
them look as if their owners had been wearing
them ever since Kossuth was hero.
A young lady was recently arrested on
the Bridge for singing, by a Bridge policeman.
He hadn't an oar for music, and thought sho
was lost and was crying.
Tub police claim that there are no
bouses of ill ropu to in the city. They’d ought
to get the countrymen who visit town to give
them a few points.
The missing Aidermen have probably
gone to hunt up some frosh Jersey milk for
Jake Shark. Or, mebbo, ho told ’em to choose it.
Must. T. R. B. Elliott has taken to
tho Dr. Mary Walker stylo of dross, only she
wears an apron. As a bustle, probably.
W« saw a messenger-boy’s nose run
the other night.
The Irish question—" have yes ony
Wrld (ft
L. R. Shewell’s vivid and successful melodrama.
“Tli® Shadows of a Great City,” was given at
McVicker's Theatre, Chicago, during the past week,
the scene of its original production, to crowded
Miss Myra Goodwin who has been on the road for
nearly thirty weeks as a star in Edward E. Kidder's
"Sis,” will shortly close her season and go to
Europe for rest and recreation.
Constance Hamblin will play the part of Made
leine Marteau, in George Hoey’s now play of Van
tour. The part is said to be admirably suited to
the lady's powers.
Ada Dyab. who has not been seen thus far this
season, will appear fora week at the Criterion Thea
tre.'Brooklyn, as Belinda in •• Engaged.” She plays
in support of Mr. Hilliard who appears as Cheviot
The death in this city of James H. Paine, the
brother of the late Robert Treat Paine, the well
known astronomer and meteorologist, will give rise
to a thousand and one reminiscences of forty years
ago, when the deceased was the financial writer for
the Boston Post, and the musical critic of the
Saturday Evening Gazette. His life in New York was
a mystery to his friends, and his death equally so.
In his day he was, with the exception of the late
William H. Fry, of the New York Tribune, con
sidered one of the most able and most reliable
musical critics in the country. He suddenly dis
appeared from the scene and sphere of his useful
ness, and was almost forgotten when the tidings of
his death recalled him to the memories of those
who bad known him.
Mr. Rudolph Aronson has arranged with Mr.
Maurice Grau for the appearance of Mme. Judic
and the principal members of his company for two
Sunday night concerts at the Casino—February 28
and March 7.
W. B. Moore, of the Adelaide Moore Company, is
in town. Miss Moore is resting this week.
J. B. Polk continues to meet with abundant suc
cess in “ Mixed Pickles.” The new business he has
introduced is everywhere received with hilarious
In the present style of shirt-collar a young man
of fashion may be safely trusted in the gilded halls
of pleasure. An entire corps de ballet could not turn
his head.
The Carleton Opera Company chorus girls dis
play more fleshing to the square foot than any com
pany on the road.
Dion Boucicault follows Judic at the .Star Thea
Dora Wiley will head an English opera company,
which is being organized to perform “Martha,”
“ Somnambnla,” “Fra Diavola,” and “The Bohe
mian Girl,” beginning March Ist.
Mr. H. S. Taylor has taken the entire second floor
of No. 23 East Fourteenth street, from May Ist next,
and will open it as a managers’ exchange. He has
already rented desk room' to Messrs. W. R. Hayden, i
Al Hayman, Colonel Sinn, H. C. Miner, J. Charles
Davis, Chapman and Sellers, Ferd. Berger, Milton
Nobles, Frank L. Gardner, Harry Mann, Berger and
Price, Charles and Thomas Jefferson, and George
It is settled that Kyrle Belle w, with his bang,
bell and beauteous brow, will not remain at Wal
lack’s next season. Negotiations are concluded by
which Osmond Tearle returns as loading man, and
he will sail from England early next May, prepara
tory to resuming his former position in the Wal
lack stock at the opening of the Fall season. Tearle
andT his wife, Minnie Conway, left New York last
May, and went to England and begun a tour through
the British provinces, and since then he has been
playing with some success in various cities in
England. He was not unwilling to come back to
the metropolis, however. Ballew will probably
return to England, unless some manager or female
star can be found to pay him the large salary he
asks. Modjeska, It is quite certain, is to have a
new leading man next season, and she is under
stood to prefer Maurice H, Barrymore as Vander
felt's successor. He and his wife, Georgia Drew—
sister of John Drew—are now playing in London.
It is possible that Bellew may have an offer from
her in that case.
Lawrence Barrett is to be Edwin Booth’s
manager next season. Next, Clara Morris will be
managing Modjeska, and then—who will manage
the Count Bozen U and “Freddy” Harriott ?
Whoever wrote the notice of John Rickaby's
funeral services which appeared in the Evening
Telegram on Friday afternoon last, recorded a de
liberate and intentional lie in asserting that—“ Du
ring the services suddenly a scream was heard, and a
lady dressed in heavy morning fell to the floor. It
was Miss Helen Dauvray, the actress for whom the
dead man was manager.” Such falsehoods may be
the proper sensational food for such a generally un
reliable paper as the Herald's pink domino, but it is
the sort of unhealthy pabulum which would speed
ily bring starvation to any sheet—having ordinary
regard for decency and truth.
“ Engaged” will be presented simultaneously at
the Madison Square Theatre and the Criterion The
atre, Brooklyn, during the week commencing
March Ist. At the latter house Mr, Robert C. Hil
liard, who lately made his professional debut, will
be seen as Cheviot Hill.
Mr. H. P. Hewitt, who originated that popular
catch phrase, “ It’s English, you know,” and who
wrote the song as It was first sung by Mr. Dixey,
has written a song for Miss Lydia Thompson enti
tled “It Depends on the Way it is Done,” which is
expected to achieve a very great success.
Miss Agnes Elliott will play Mrs. Butterscotch,
in “Tho Guv’nor,” with the Wallack company, in
Chicago, this week. She is a capable actress, and
her performance of this character will, we trust, be
received with the favor it will surely deserve.
Miss Olga Brandon will play Minnie, in “En
gaged,” at the Criterion Theatre, Brooklyn, during
Mr. Hilliard’s forthcoming week. The part was
originally played in New York by Minnie Palmer.
Stab Theatre. —Last Wednesday even
ing Mr. Lawrence Barrett revived “Francesca da
Rimini.” There was a large audience that ap
plauded with great vigor the actor’s familiar and
picturesque impersonation of Lanciotto.the Hunch
back. During the remainder of the week the at
tendance was all that could be desired.
To-morrow night Mr. Barrett begins the fourth
and last week of his engagement, with an elaborate
revival of “ Julius Caesar,” when he will again be
seen in bis famous part of Cassius, assisted by a
good cast, including Mr. W. E. Sheridan, who Las
been especially engaged for the role of Brutus.
“ Julius Caesar ” will be performed Monday, Tues
day and Wednesday evenings. Thursday night Mr.
Barrett will be seen in “The Wonder,” and “The
King’s Pleasure;” Friday, in “Yorick’s Love,” and
“David Garrick;” Saturday matinee, in “Hema
ni,” and Saturday night, closing his engagement
with “ Julius Caesar.”
The Casino. —Never, in the history of
the Casino, has a production drawn such crowded
houses as has Johann Strauss’s “Gypsy Baron.”
At eight o’clock each evening the box office has been
sold out, and for the next three weeks the sale has
included very nearly the seating capacity of the
house. An extra matinee will be given to-morrow
(Washington’s birthday). Of the performance and
of the opera special and deserved comment is re
gretfully and unavoidably deferred until a later
issue. Whatever it may be necessary hereafter, as a
matter of justice, to say in reference to the compo
sition either of the libretto or music, the representa
tion of the cast, the propriety of the costumes and
the scenic settings—it is in order to record that no
first-night performance on this stage has run so
smoothly in every respect.
Grand Opera House.—-Exit Nellie
McHenry, Nat Salsbury, and “Three of a Kind,”
with all the honors and emoluments of a par
ticularly successful week’s engagement.,
Enter—James O’Neil and the undying and evi
dently always welcome “ Monte Cristo.” When
John Stetson, with O’Neil as the Edward Dantes in
the cast, revived this, Fechter’s version oi the
drama, the general opinion, managerial and other
wise was, that before the first season was over, ho
would drop it like a hot potato. John builded
wiser than his critics and the professional sooth
sayers knew. It has had a marvellous continuance
of success. It is now solely in the keeping of O’Neil
and before he drops it, or the public drop it, it will
make him a millionaire. At least we hope so. The
cast will be capably supported and all the original
scenic effects will be given.
The first performance will be given to-morrow
afternoon. The regular matinees as usual on
Wednesday and Saturday afternoons, and Zimmer
man in his new dress suit will be visible at the
“ front.”
Cromwell’s Art Lectures.—Prof.
Cromwell will, this evening, repeat his admirable
series of Illustrations of “Italy and the Art Land.”
To those who desire to know the history of Italy
and behold the glory of its past and realize its
present condition, and in so doing avoid the ex
pense of a voyage thereto, Professor Cromwell here
offers an opportunity which should not be over
Marie Prescott—Comedy Theatre.
—Marie Prescott’s lecture, “ Among the Stars,” has
created quite a stir among those concerned in stage
life and those who are interested in stage people.
The advance sale has been very large, and her man
agers say the house promises tube crowded with
prominent people.
People’s Theatre.—Mr. Frederick
Ward© played an exceedingly successful engage
ment at the People’s Theatre last week, and ho
was received with much enthusiasm by large au
diences. During the coming week he will play in
Easton, Binghainpton, Scranton, and other cities of
Mr. Warde appeared here in a repertoire of char
acters which included Virginius, Damon, Richard
111. and Claude Melnotte—tho last named of those
being the attraction for the Saturday Matinee. Mr.
Warde has greatly improved in his methods since
his last appearance on the local stage, he then not
having emerged from the chrysalis of stock acting
into the theatric firmament of “ stars.”
He possesses a manly presence and a resonant
voice. In Virginius and Damon he was seon to the
best advantage. In Richard he was at times some
what too pronounced and exhibited a tendency for
ranting which was not required by or in keeping
with the text.
As Virginius, with tho exception of hi# closing
scene which was lacking in artistic finish and the
conclusion being too hurried—there were passages
in which he displayed a degree of tragic power, an
intensity of force and a comprehension of the no
bility of the character, which were not seen in the
late Mr. McCullough's performance, and certainly
not in that of any actor since that “ palmy day *’
period when Forrest, Addams, Scott and Hamblin
reigned as the recognised exponents of the 'noble
The passages referred to were notably, the scene
in which he is recalled to Rome to rescue Virginia
from condemnation by Appiu*s Claudius, as a slave,
and the scene in which he kills her to save hot irom
a fate worse than death.
His Damon was rugged and vigorous In expres
sion, and as Claude Melnotte he wa-s not particular
ly effective. The scenic settings were not elaborate
but were fairly appropriate. Hi# support need# no
special mention so far as the general ability of the
company was concerned.
To morrow afternoon and evening and for the
week, Wednesday and Saturday matinees included,
Mr. Milton Nobles, Miss Do’lie Nobles and their
company, will bo the attraction, appearing in Mr.
Nobles’s sensational drama entitled “Love and
For the week following, “Romany Rye” is an
Wallach’s Theatre. —On Monday
evening last a new play, or rather a pew version of
an old play, was brought forward and given its first
representation. It bears the title of “Valerie.” It
Is a reconstruction by Mr. David Belasco, of Victo
rieu Sardou’s drama of “ Fernando,” which was
originally produced in an adaptation by Augustin
Daly, at his theatre in Twenty-fourth street The
cast was represented by all the principal members of
the regular company, including Mr. Lester Wallaok
—this being his first appearance this season.
The initial representation of this latest “recon
struction” or alleged improvement upon Sardou’s
work, was witnessed by a largo and critical audi
ence. The various members of the company in
cluded in the cast wore given a cordial greeting as
they severally appeared, and Mr. Wallack was accord
ed a reception which amounted in enthusiasm and
sincerity to an ovation. He played with spirit, and
has not in many seasons been seen to better ad
vantage than in his display of the vim, brightness
and rare artistic skill in his delineation of this
character. Critical consideration of the perform
ance and play is unavoidably deferred. It will be
given in another issue.
“Valerie” will be continued until further notice.
Harrigan’s Park Theatre.—‘‘And
now comes another—and, let us hope, there will
come yet many another, equally as bright, cheery
and crowded with the realism of incident and char
acter of the life of to-day, as this same “Leather
“The Leather Patch” had its primal performance
on Monday evening last, in the presence of an
audience which left, alter eight o’clock, scarcely an
inch of available standing room, with any chance of
a glimpse of the stage, either in orchestra or
Certainly Harrigan’s star is still in tho ascendant.
It has not paled, and, as yet, neither custom has
staled norage dimmed the infinite variety of his
For this, hi# last effort, we are not in this issue
permitted the space in which to give the extended
and deserved comment already written, regarding
its performance by his company, that of his own
character—the Undertaker—or of tho native humor
and hilarious incidents and action of the play. It
will be given later on.
It is sufficient to say that “The Leather Patch”
achieved an instantaneous and decided success;
that it will hold place as among the most finished
and popular of the long list of works his talent as
a playwright, his appreciation of public taste and
his tact as a manager have brought forward since
he first won his way to popular favor.
The scenic settings, the business of the stage, the
now songs and music by Dave Braham—in fact, all
the components and attributes of this work making
complete its local interest and realism—are as well
contrived and admirably fitted as could be an ex
ample of artistic mosaic work.
“ The Leather Patch ” will be continued until the
close of the season.
Madison Square Theatre.—“Saints
and Sinners” will be seen for the last time to-mor
row (Washington's Birthday), at the special mail
nee, and in the evening. Mr. Jones’s play will have
had one hundred and eleven representations in all,
and it has been profitable to the manager and
pleasing and instructive to the playgoer. On May
3d Mr. Palmer will bring this piece out on the stage
of the Park Theatre, Boston, with the present cast
and scenery.
Mr. Gilbert’s comedy of “ Engaged” will succeed
■'Saintsand Sinners ’ on Tuesday night, and this
revival will be regarded as an important theatrical
event,. To thinking persons who look beneath the
surface,, “Engaged” is the strongest of all Mr.
Gilbert’s plays. It is not a droll burlesque, but a
>deep satire upon the frailties of human nature, and
it displays the brilliancy ol the author’s mind.
“Engaged” has always pleased its audiences, and
will now have the advantage of an excellent and
competent cast of characters. Agnes Booth will re
appear as Belinda, in which character she made a
hit at the Park Theatre, five years ago, and the
part of Cheviot Hill will be represented by Herbert
Kelcey, who is well suited for this type of elegant
nonchalance and audacity.
Bi.toj Opera House.—Mr. Samuel
Oolville has given it as his opinion—it is so re
corded by a space-stuffing interviewer of the
Herald— that Dixey is only “an entertainer,” and
therefore not an actor, in the legitimate sense of
the word.
“For this relief much thanks.” Now is Dixey’s
“state the more gracious.” Inasmuch as a large
number of the aetors now posing as stars are not
sufficiently entertaining to attract more than
such limited audiences as leave to the ‘count of
the house” only a beggarly account of empty seats,
certainly in public esteem, as well as in the matter
of profit to the theatrical manager, an “Enter
tainer,” must be a necessity to the stage.
By all means let us have more of this sort of
Entertainers, “if so be as how” the public enjoy
their work. Suffer the little Entertainers to come
unto us, for they are of the kingdom ol profit—
specially Dixey.
“Adonis,” tin# week and next week. No cards,
Margaret Mather’s Lady Macbeth. —
Mr. George Edgar Montgomery, late dramatic critic
of the New York Times, sends us the following ably
written and certainly just criticism of Miss Ma
ther’s recent performance of Lady Macbeth at the
Brooklyn Theatre, and which we publish with
••lam convinced that Miss Mather, whose long
engagement in New York and Brooklyn has at last
reached its end, is the legitimate successor of Char
lotte Cushman in the character of Lady Macbeth.
The difference between the two women, not be
tween their performances, is as broad as possible.
One was large-fibred, masculine, of dominant intel
lectuality; the other is youthful, beautiful and
winning. Yet they are alike in this : Both have
taken hold of the character in a vigorous, lucid,
noble manner. Miss Mather’s performance is no
ticeable at the first glance for original purpose. It
is independent, fresh and surprising in its quality,
an agreeable breakaway from tradition.
“There is hardly a trace of old fangled notions in
it, and th® new notion is not only charmingly con
ceived, it is also executed with peculiar force and
sincerity. It is, I think, unfortunate that Miss
Mather did not stay long enough in New York to
act Lady Macbeth there. Her Juliet won for her tho
most intelligent audiences that she had confronted .
in her career; her splendid and picturesque treat
ment of Leah excited her audiences to admiration
and applause; her Juliana, which was enchan tingly
graceful to the eye, induced many competent
observers to assert that Miss Mather had been born
for comedy, but the New Yorker who found pleasure
of one kind or another in watching Juliet, Leah,
Juliana, had not seen Miss Mather in Lady Macbeth,
unless he traveled happily to Brooklyn for that
purpose. What is best, deepest in Miss Mather’s
nature and art, is expressed—perhaps one should
say, displayed—in her Lady Macbeth.
“The play was arranged for the stage by Mr. Hill
himself. This statement may astonish those who
have been told that Mr. Hill is simply a man of
business, the director of several theatres, and a
special speculator in plays. As a matter of fact, he is
a man of business, and also a man of literary instinct
and judgment. He does what few expert critics
can do—recite off-hand long scenes from the great
Shakespearean plays. And not merely recite them !
Ho gives the meaning, the special significance—
from his own point of view, naturally—of each,
word, line, or passage. His reasoning—out of*
“ Macbeth is perfectly simple and natural, and
it is marked by a- curious mixture of common sense
and imagination. A part of the * business,’ as it is
called, is full of suggestiveneps. It would be an in
teresting and useful work to point out the novel
readings that Mr. Hill has introduced into his ver
sion of “ Macbeth”—which, by the way, is based
upon all the best editions of the play, beginning
with the earliest. But I have not the space for this.
The intellight playgoer cannot fail to dracover and
appreciate them. As to Miss Mather’s Lady Mac
beth, that is outlined with original feelin/ and
judgment. In the sleep walking scene Miss Mather
produces an unexpected result by falling against a
chair and extinguishing the light which she carries;
then, awakening suddenly from her dream-sleep,
she totters and sinks to the ground with a shriek
of agony. This climax is supported, in the opinion
of Mr. Hill, by Shakespeare’s text and by medical
theory. Without lingering, then, now, upon any of
the details of Miss Mather’s performance, it may be
declared broadly, and with assurance, that this is
inspired by tragic instinct, that its effect is clear,
powerful and dramatic, and that the entire imper
sonation is one of remarkable interest.”
Tony Pastor’s Theatre.—Tony is
“in ” on the matinees this week—‘ three of a kind.”
“Are you on?” The extra afternoon performance
to-morrow, being for the purpose of patriotically
reminding his friends—the roster of whom includes
everybody in the city—and the rest of mankind,
that it is the birthday of General George Washing
ton and his little hatchet. Tony has in his posses
sion a plaster cast of the original hatchet, taken
immediately after it went off the handle.
For the week Tony will make his regulation series
of crowded audiences happy by a programme of
bright entertainments, which includes among its
leading features “ The American Four;” the Sisters
Conlon, the English dancers; Ottillie as the Bar
tholdi Statue; Leroux and Wilton; the Powers bro
thers; Miss Eva Lester, Messrs. Leonard and Mul
lin; W. F. Halbeck, the man serpent, and Messrs.
Thorne, Melville and Maggie Willett in their laugh
able afterpiece entitled “My Mother-in-Law,” in
which the character of Tooting Shankey “plays it
self a not uncommon occurrence now a-days in
more pretentious companies.
And Tony himself will be heard and seen in each
Daly’s Theatre. — “The Country
Girl ” and the new farce of “A Sudden Shower”—
which however is by no means new—will be repeat
ed here until and including Tuesday evening. A
special matinee will bo given on to-morrow after
noon. For Wednesday evening the production is
announced of an adaptation of an “eccentric
comedy ” in four acts (from the German of Rosen)
to which Mr. Daly has given the title of “Nancy &
Co.” The cast will include all the principal mem
bers of tho company.
Lyceum Theatre.—Miss Helen Dau
vray celebrated her one hundredth performance of
Kato Shipley, in “One ot Our Girls,” at the Lyceum
Theatre, last Monday evening. There was a largo
and fashionable audience present and no end of en
Handsome photographs of Miss Dauvray were
given to thoso in attendance and numerous floral
offerings were fpassed over tho foot lights to the
young actress. “One of Our Girls ”is booked for a
run of two hundred nights, after which Miss Dau
vray goes to Paris for rest, and to secure new ward
robes for Bronson Howard's new play,which will bo
produced at the Lyceum Theatre next October.
Miss Helen Dauvray yesterday wrote a note to
Mrs. John Rickaby, wife of the late manager of tha
Lyceum Theatre, proferring her a benefit, which
was accepted.
Arrangement# are now being made looking to
that end and notice of the tiras and place will short
ly bo made. A host of volunteers will appear.
New Windsor Theatre.—A. M. Pal
mer’s Madison Square Theatre Company attracted
numerous audiences during tha past week and
added materially to the bank account of Manage#
Beginning with a special matinee to-morrow,
Washington’s Birthday, Mr. Louis Aldrich and his
excellent company will appear in Bartley Camp
bell's very successful play, “ My Partner,” which
has always drawn crowded houses every where.
The piece will be produced with entirely new and
handsome scenery.
The cast will include, in addition to Mr. Aldrioh,
Charles Mason, John E. Ince, Charles Stanley and
Miss Dora Goldthwaite. Hereafter regular matinees
will be given every Wednesday and Saturday.
March 1, Mr. James O’Neill and company appear
in “ Monta Cristo.” The New Windsor Theatre
has evidently entered on a career of prosperity,
consequently Frank Murtha will grow handsomer
and more picturesque every day. No cards.
PirfM Avenue Theatm.—’The Boston
Museum Company, Mr. Thayer and Charles Burn
ham, supported by Edwin Booth, will be visible
on this stage and toy with “The Fool’s Revenge,”
on to-morrow and Tuesday evenings; on Wednes
day and Thursday, with “Richard III.”; on Fri
day and Saturday evenings and the Saturday
Matinee, with “J. Caesar.” No first night seals for
tho representatives of tha daily and weekly press
will hereafter be issued, tho business management
not having time to attend to such trifles, in tho ab
sence of John Stetson.
Third Avenue Theatre.—Tho “Bunch
of Keys” unlocked and let loose a large amount of
popular favor and patronage lor its management,
last week, at this house.
To morrow, Tuesday and Wednesday evenings
Mr. Joseph Murphy will bo seen in the drama
written ior him by Fred Marsden, and familiar
throughout the country as “Kerry Gow.” On
Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings he will
repeat his performances in “Shaun na Khue.”
Matinees to-morrow, Wednesday and Saturday
Comedy Theatre.—Kellar closed his
long and successful series of performance# with a
matinee performance yesterday.
Last evening Mr. Tony Hart and his company
made their first appearance in Hoyt’s farcical three
act skit f entitled “A Toy Pistol.” Tony was wel
comed by a large find certainly enthusiastic audi
ence. The performance passed off smoothly, and
was evidently satisfactory to all concerned on the
stage and in the front of the house. Special com
ment is necessarily deferred.
Eden Muses. —Thera was no day or
night in the past week that this popular institu
tion was not crowded with visitors. The special
features which have more recently been added are
the life-size figure’ of Gen. W. 8. Hancock; that of
M. da Lesseps; the Pasteur group, and those of
Helen Dauv/ay, Mary Anderson and Parnell. Tho
Chamber of Horrors, the thousands of storeopticon
views, the chess automaton, and the concerts by
the Eden Musee orchestra, are among tha standard
attractions. Special concerts will be given this
afternoon and evening.
Nirlo’s Garden.—Bartley Campbell’s
drama, known as “The White Slave,” bold the
stage at this theatre during tha past week, and
will be continued until next Saturday evening.
Notwithstanding the fact that this work has be
come familiar here to the play-going public through
its frequent repetitions in seasons past, it seems
still to possess an attractiveness and an interest
which will ensure it an attentive hearing from
numerous audiences.
The usual Wednesday and Saturday afternoon
performances, with an extra holiday Matinee on to
morrow, will be given.
Union Square Theatre.—The run of
“ Jack in the Box,” whiehjis now going very smooth
ly at the Union Square Theatre, will not bo exhib
ited beyond March 8, when, it is believed, the new
comic opera by Solomon and Thompson, to be enti
tled “Pepita; or, the Girl with the- Glass Eyes,”
will be ready for production. The scenery, now in
preparation for this piece will bo unusually hand
some, and the cast will include Miss Russell, Miss-
Stanley, Miss Cruger, and Mr. Harry Brown. The
chorus is now being trained by Mr. Solomon. There’
will also baa ballet in the piece.
National Theatre.—Mr. Horacft
Lewis, in Mr. Gunther’s drama of “Two-Nights in
Rome,” will be the dramatic attraction during the
present week, commencing to-morrow night. He
will be supported by the members of Manager
Heumann’s regular company.
The variety olio which precedes the dramatie
performance, will include in its list of notables,,
the original Shamrock Four; the Electric Three,
vocalists, dancers and comedians; Mr. Al Filson
and Miss Lee Errol,, the vocalists, and the Hindoo
juggler, On-pouti.
An extra holiday afternoon performance will be
given to-morrow, in addition to the regular Ma
tinees on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. Special
concerts are announced for this afternoon and even
Koster & Bial’s Concerts.—The first
part of Koster & Bial’s concert to-night will be de
voted to the “Fata Morgana,” a series of pictorial il
lusions. Duncan, the ventriloquist, will chat with
his laughable automatons,and Ella Wesner promises
the latest thing in stunning clothes and new songs.
Harry Morris, the eccentric comedian, and num
erous musicians and singers, will take part in tho
There will be an extra matinee on Monday after
noon, Washington’s birthday, on which occasion
the new burlesque, “The Princess of Trobizonde,”’
which has been in preparation for a long time, will
be given its first representation. All the favorites,
including Laura Burt, Georgie Parker, and Sophie
Hummel, will appear in the cast, ajid many new
aspirants will seek Thespian honors.
The several postponements have served to make
the new burlesque better in every way, and it is
expected to “ go.”
Theiss’s Alhambra Court.—Mlle.
Marliani and all the specialists and comedians who
attracted large audiences during the past week have
been re-engaged, and will be-seen and heard every
evening. To-morrow evening, in celebration of
Washington’s Birthday, Manager Theiss will give
in the Music Hall a grand display of fireworks in
addition to the regular, but more than usually ex
tended list of attractions; The usual concerts this
afternoon and evening.
Theatre Comique (Harlem). —Kata
Claxton’s engagement with the “Sea of Ice ’’ scored
an unqualified financial success during the past
week; but, just here we may add, Mr. Stevenson
has made something of a mistake in assuming tho
representation of comedy characters. There is
very little of humor in his acting, and. in the cha
racter of Barabas, he was, to put it mildly, a
failure. This week, with a Washington’s Birthday
Matinee to-morrow afternoon, “Siberia” is to be
the attraction, and will, doubtless, serve to attract
another series of largo audiences.
March Ist, Daniel Frohman’s Madison Square
Theatre Company, with Georgia Cay van and Benj.
Maginley in the cast, will appear in “May
March 8 th, The Templeton Opera Troupe will
present “The Mikado,” in the most elaborate man
ner, with a grand cast.
The 150th performance at this theatre will ba
commemorated on the evening of March 13th, with
the presentation of an exquisite souvenir to-tha*
lady patrons.
Globe Dime Museum.—“ The Wyan
dotte Triplets;” Clint Williams, the famous “Griz
zly,” and his educated bears; Prof. Griffin, the fira
king, and Mr. Ed. Atkins’s patriotic drama, entitled
“Washington at Valley Forge, ” are the leading at
tractions for the present week at this popular-re
sort. A special holiday matinee will be in order to
morrow afternoon. Performances are given, everyw.
hour in the theatorium. Sacred concerts this after*.
noon and evening. Many attractions aae- an?
nounced as engaged for early appearance in suc
cession by the management.
Lee Avenue Academy of Music
(Williamsburg).—For the current, week commenc
ing at the special holiday matinee to-morrow after
noon, Mr. Gus Williams will be the stellar attrac
tion, opening in the enjoyable farcical comedy,
written for him. and entitled. “ Oh. What a Night!”
He will be capably supported by his own company.
Regular matinees on Wednesday and Saturday.
On the following week Bartley Campbell’s “Whit®
Slave” will occupy this stage.
Mias Field’s Musical Monologue.—
Miss Kate Field will give her “Musical Monologue ’•
—a delightful and amusing entertainment—at the
Union Square Theatre to-night.
Gould’s Sans Sovci.—The usual pro
gramme of entertainments will be repeated here
every evening. These include selections by the
orchestra, singing and dancing, and variety special
ties. The management desires it expressly under
stood that the Sans Souci is closed always on Sun
Theiss’s Concerts.—The orchestra,
the instrumental solists, and the vocalists will be
heard as usual at each afternoon and evening per
formance—to which the admission is at all time#
free. The orchestral selections for the present
week will be more than usually varied. Special
concerts this afternoon and evening.
Farewell, John Rickaby.—The fu
neral services to John Rickaby, the theatrical man
ager, occurred at 2 o’clock Friday afternoon, at the
Church of the Transfiguration. There was a host
of theatrical people present, among them Bartley
Campbell, Tony Pastor, John F. Poole, Louis
James, Samuel Colville, John A. Mackey, Charles
Fisher, James Lewis, George Howard, Walter Bent
ley, Ed. Gilmore, Theodore Moss, Joseph Haworth,
Edward Harrigan, A. C. Moreland, Miss Helen Dau
vray, Miss Ida Vernon, Frank Sanger, Miss Blanche
Thorne, John Howson, Harry Watkins, John A. Mo-
Caull, Rudolph Aronson, A. M. Palmer, John. Don
nelly, Robert Frazer, Steele Mackaye, Harry Ed
wards, Miss Dora Stewart, Charles Gaylor and Miss
Enid Leslie.
Nearly all the leading dramatic critics ©f tho daily
and weekly press were present. Fifty members of
the New York Lodge of Elks attended in a body.
The pall bearers were Brent Goode and George F.
Devere, of the Lyceum Theatre; John Schoeffel, of
the Boston Park Theatre; Henry E. Dixey, F. W.
Pierson, T. Henry French, of the Grand Opera
House; Bronson Howard, J. C. Gallagher and
Robert E. J. Miles, of the Bijou Theatre. The usher#
were employees oi the Lyceum Theatre. Music waa
furnished by a boy’s choir of thirty voices, under
the direction of the church organist, assisted by
several musicians of the Lyceum Theatre. Tha
cloth-coverod casket was surrounded with flowers.
A column surmounted by a dove and inscribed,
“ At Rest,” was the offering of Miss Helen Dauvray.
Henry E. Dixoy sent a large basket of flowers, and
two elaborate pieces came from the Lyceum Theatra
Company and stage employees. The services were
conducted by the Rev. Dr. Houghton, pastor of tha
church. Aitor the services in the church the
“ Elks ” paid the last rites of their order to their
deceased brother. The remains were conveyed to
the Grand Central Station, and thence sent to
Quebec for interment, in the charge of Mr. David
lUckaby, brother of the deceased.

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