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Db. Albert Lewis, author of the ■"' Medical Companion and Guide to Health,” No. 7 Beach street, N. Y., can be consulted on all diseases of the ner vous system. Chronic and obstinate diseases that have baffled the skill of all other physicians a specialty for the last forty years. Our readers may safely consult the doc tor, with the assurance of receiving honorable treatment, reliable opinions, aud commonsense advice. Office hours, 11 to 1 and 3toß P. M.£ r.-McaawHSMna— » CONTENTS OF INSIDE PAGES. SECOXD PAGE: CONTINUATION OF- OUT OF THE DEPTHS.”, THE THAW. HUMOR OF THE HOUR. AMONG THE COWBOYS. NUMEROUSLY MARRIED. AN ARKANSAW CONVERT. HE WAS A CURIOSITY. THIRD PAGE: MASONIC MATTERS: Victory: Make Ha«te Slowly: The Sixth Masonic District; Our German Brethren; Cres cent Lodge; Pert-on al; Masonic Emblems Among Savages; Commandery News; Scotia and the Orient. SIXTH PAGE : OH ! JESSIE, WHAR YO’ GONE ? CONCLUSION OF “HER THIRD DAUGHTER.” SWITCHED OFF. OUR MONETARY SYSTEM. THE DETROIT SOLOMON. TOM'S WIFE. BETTER THAN ROASTING. THE TALE OF A SHIRT. HOW THE INDIAN TOLD. INTERESTING MISCELLANEOUS MATTERS. SEVENTH PAUIS: MY LOVER’S BARK. MANASSEH’S SONS-IN-LAW. THAT FATAL DIAMOND. A NURSE’S EXPERIENCE. PRUSSIAN JUSTICE “ NOT THE WORST OF IT.” AMERICAN FABLES. OUR WEEKLY GOSSIP. HUNTING A LOVER. THE FALLS NOT RECEDING. THE RAILROAD TRAIN. -| |||g ——BCKaE Thespis.—Dion Boucicault, now play ing at the Star Theatre in bis latest succes, “The Jilt," was born in Dublin, Ireland, December 26, 1820. Little is known of this actor’s early life as it is kept a mystery. Ide married Agnes Robertson in London, England, in 1853. In August, 1853, in company with his wife, he sailed for America, and appeared at Burton’s Chambers Street Theatre. In April, 1854, he made his first appearance in Philadel phia at the Walnut Street Theatre. He was engaged as dramatist at the Winter Garden Theatre, N. ¥., during the season of 1859-60. In the meantime he lias played various engagements in this country and in England and Ireland. Of his later produc tions “ The Shaughrauu *’ was the most noted. This noted playwright’s career has covered a space of over forty years. L. S.—To remove grease spots with out injury to the fabrics, is sometimes easy, fre quently most difficult, and often impossible. Much may depend upon skillful and persevering manipu lation, and although various agents are oftentimes valuable, yet good soap is the chief reliance. Grease spots may generally be removed by the patient ap plication of soap and soft water, but other means are also employed. Ox-gall is an excellent and deli cate cleansing agent. It is a liquid soda soap. It removes grease and is said to fix and brighten col ors, though it has a greenish tinge which is bad for the purity of white fabrics. Use the ammonia near ly pure and then lay white blotting paper over the •pot and iron lightly. Frank M.—The saw now is usually made of steel. The Egyptians used saws of bronze and applied them to cutting out planks from logs. The saw was single-handed and the log was set on end and secured to posts set in the ground. The inventor of the saw was deified by the Greeks and called by some Talus aud by others Perdix. The saws of the Grecian carpenters were like the Straight frame saws of modern times; the blade set across the middle of the frame with the teeth per pendicular to its plane. The block of wood to be •awn was clamped down upon a bench and the workmen stood upon opposite sides of this, one at •ach end of the saw. C. G. —Ember Days ara certain days In each of the four seasons set apart by the church for fasting, prayer and conferring of holy orders. They are the Wednesday, Friday and Saturday im ftiediately following the first Sunday in Lent, the feast of Pentecost, the 14th of September, and the 13th of December. The weeks in which these fasts Occur are called ember weeks. The name is proba bly derived from the Saxon ym&ren, a circuit, i. e., the circular days. Anony.—lst. Washington’s Birthday is a legal holiday in all States except Alabama, Ar kansas, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, lowa, Kansas, Maine, Missouri, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Tennessee and Texas. 2d. Strictly speaking, we have no national holidays but July 4th and Cnrist inas, together with Thanksgiving Day (usually the last Thursday in November), and fast days, when ever appointed by the President, are legal holidays. D. T.—During the war soldiers on the field sent their ballots to a friend in a sealed en velope, the friend presented thia to the chairman of the Board of Inspectors of Election, who broke the seal and deposited the different ballots in their proper boxes. This law existed only until the conclusion of the war. Health.—The following is the proper temperature for different living apartments : Nurse ries, asylums, schools, 59 deg. Fahrenheit; work ehops. barracks, prisons, 59 deg.; hospitals, 61-64 deg.; theatres, lecture-rooms, etc., 66-68 deg. In dwellings in the United States custom requires from 65-70 deg. A. C. K.—Shorn was one of the three sons of Noah-, according to most commentators the eldest. Ho was the progenitor of the southwestern nations of Asia, being the father of Elam (Susiana), Ashur (Assyria), Arphaxad (Chaldea), from whom descended the Hebrews and Arabs, Lud (Lydia) and Aram (Syria). F. O’C.—Any skin trouble is not to be trifled with. Not’knowing the cause of the redness of your ncso it would not be possible for its to suggest a‘remedy. Even it we did we would not feel justified in prescribing for you, but would advise you to consult some reputable physician. A Correspondent.—“A bets B that the game of base ball between the Chicago and New York clubs on August 6th. 1885, was a twelve inning game. B bets that it was a ten inning game. Who is right ?" Bis correct. The game referred to was played in ten innings. Tbmpus.—The Gregorian calendar was adopted by Germany in 1700 and by English law in 1752, when the Julian calendar, or old style, gave place to the new style by dropping eleven days from the month of September, 1752. A. L. C.—The Second Adventists—or idvesitists—are a religious sect who believe in the speedy second advent of Christ and the end of the world. They owe their origin as a body in the Uni ted States to William Miller. H. S. F. — “In the gamo of double binocle (two-handed). A took a trick, melded forty, •nd called out. B claims he must take a trick be fore he could call out. Who is right ?" A’s claim U perfectly correct Kline.—“ Nanon,” comic opera by R. Genoa and F. Zell, was sung in the original German at the Thalia Theatre, January 1, 1885, and pro duced in English at the Casino on June 29th follow ing. F. A. M.—lf your building should burn down, you, in all probability, would have no difficulty in arranging matters satisfactorily with the Insurance company. F. C. G.—Seidlitz powders are made In Imitation of Seidlitz water, the product of cer tain saline springs in Seidlitz, or Sedlitz, a village of Bohemia, near Bilin. Two Beaders. —If a person is hired by the month and is dismissed before the expira tion of the month, he could claim the full pay of that unexpired month. G. K. —Police Captain Sanders, who has saved several lives from drowning and who has received several medals from Congress, is an expert •Wimmer. C. K. J.—Alexander Selkirk, the Scot tish seaman, was born at Largo, Fifeshire, about 1676, and died on board H. B. M. ship, Weymouth, 1723. F. K. G.—The first performance in America of “The Mikado" was given by a small company at the Chicago (Ill.) Museum, June 29, 1885. J. A. B.—“ Will you please state what the correct count in cribbage is for a jack, two aces, • nine spot and a four?" The hand would count ten. F. P. W.—Various cases are on record of men attiring themselves in women's clothing, •ome even engaging as domestics in private fami lies. C. L. B.—Embezzlement is a wrong ful appropriation of the goods of another by a clerk, servant, or other person trusted therewith. A. L. K.—Greenwood Cemetery was chartered in 1838, but the grounds were not formal ly opened for interments until August 15, 1842. H. Cj F. —For a full and complete history of the mule we would suggest your consult ing Appleton’s "American Cyclopedia." Athletic. —Such a work as you de ■lre can be obtained by applying to the American News Company, No. 39 Chambers street. L. H. L.—“ One of Our Girls” was first produced st tbe Lyceum Theatre, thia city, on of November 10th, 1885. w. O. D.—We believe that there are •uch schools as you mention in this city, but their exact location we do not know, K. C. M.—The mean annual tempera ture of New York State is 48 degrees and California 55 degrees. L. B.— Apply to the Secretary of the Home for Old Men and Aged Couples, No. 487 Hud son street. Bessy.—lt would be the duty of the son to 300 that bls mother la properly taken care of. In Haste.—“ Camille” is the English veraion of the French play, “ Dame aux Camelias." J. B.—Aiderman Jaehne’s name is properly pronounced aa though spelled Yea-nay. Constant Reader.—For the license and lull information apply at the Mayor’s office. Puritan.—We are not in possession of the facts relative to the veasel you mention. F. G. L.—A shekel of silver was worth about fifty oenta and a shekel or gold $9,07. William Cotton.—We believe the percentage la ten or fifteen per cent. M. K. G.—Salt Lake City is situated 4,320 feet above tbe level of tbe aea. P. Moß.—Apply to Gen. Franz Sigel, Pension Agent, No. 398 Canal street. Engineer.—Will endeavor to give you accurate information in our next. A. B.—“I read it ‘in’ the paper,” is the usual way of putting It. Hoik NEW YORK, MARCH 28, 1886. TO A. I> VJERTIBER9. ADVERTISING IS TWENTY-FIVE CENTS A LINE IN THE NEW YORK DISPATCH. Owing to our large edition we are compelled to go to preßH&t an early hour, hence ADVERTISEMENTS CAN NOT BE RECEIVED AFTER NINE O’CLOCK SATUR DAY EVENING. To Masonic Advertisers. Those desiring to advertise in our Masonic columns must have their advertisements n our office BEFORE TWO O’CLOCK on FRIDAY AFTERNOON. No ad vertisement can be inserted on the Masonic Page alter th at hour. The NEW TORE DISPATCH has a larger circulation than any other Sunday Newspaper pub lished in the United States. WORK AND WAGES. Wo have seen, daring tho past weak, tho ex tensive strikes, under the direction ot the Knights of Labor, continued and strength ened. We have seen a combination of monopo lists, who may be called the Knights of Capi tal, put up the price of coal so as to still further oppress the working classes. We have seen Jay Gould, the arch-monopolist, return hur riedly from the cruise in his magnificent pleas ure yacht to take command in person of the op position to the strikers. Simultaneously with his arrival there are rumors industriously cir culated that, on the first of May, a general strike, all through the country and in all sorts ot business, is to be ordered. The manufac turing and commercial interests- are severely disturbed by such rumors. Contracts cannot bo made either by sellers or buyers on account of the uncertainty of production, prices, ship ment and transportation which a general strike would involve. It is certain that these stories are whispered for a purpose, and for no good purpose. We do not credit them; but the dam age they do is incalculable, and the public feel ing is that of distrust and alarm. Nobody in this country need be afraid of the demands of the workingmen for more wages and fewer hours of labor. Usually their de mands are just, and to concede them is an ad vantage to all classes. There is a certain amount of hard work which must be done in this world, and tho laborers who do it are wor thy of their hire. No man in America ought to be compelled to toil for a dollar a day, nor to work for more than eight hours out of the twenty-four. It is not good for the workman to labor so much for so little money ; it is not good for his family, for his neighbors, for tho merchants from whom he purchases his sup plies, for the manufacturers who supply the merchants, for the country in which we live, or for the foreign countries with which we trade. Tho first principle of political economy, that a benefit to the workingman is a gain to the whole world, should be Impressed upon every mind. Pay the laborers liberally; give them ample time for rest and recreation, and all classes of men everywhere will become more prosperous. If the workmen spend their extra wages they increase the profits of tradesmen and manufacturers and importers. If they put their extra wages in the banks, they enrich the country and furnish a solid foundation for prosperity. Combinations of workingmen, therefore, can do no harm. It is the com bination of capitalists to raise the prices of the necessaries of life that is truly dangerous. In a free republic like this, strikes are a healthy sign. They show that the laboring men are trying to elevate themselves ; that la bor feels its equality with capital; that large classes ot our citizens are ambitious of some thing higher and better than a life of practical slavery for their food and clothes. This coun try would be a failure if its laborers wore con tented to do the work of serfs, for the wages of serfs. It is because they are freemen that they yearn for the enjoyments of life guaranteed as an inalienable right in our Declaration of Inde pendence. Communism is a very different thing from the healthy, independent, manly action of those who struggle for higher wages and fewer working hours. It aims to destroy everything. It is like blowing np society with dynamite. But Communism is the result of the oppression of the working classes, of the ignor ing or refusing of their just demands, of the sullen and revengeful spirit aroused by tyranny and injustice. There are as yet no traces of it in this country. Those who try to preach it find no listeners. The leaders of the working people repudiate its dogmas and speak but reasonably and intelligently. Such facts con vince us that the distrust and alarm caused by tbe mischievous rumors of an impending gene ral strike in May are altogether unfounded and absurd. The true policy of Americans is to pay generous wages for all kinds of useful work and thus forestall Communism and its terrors. Occasional strikes are like letting off steam, and, so long as they occur and are properly regulated, an explosion of the boiler is impossible. THE NEW YORK DEMOCRACY. It is an open secret that we have a profound distrust, which we believe to be justified by events, o! the Democratic party in connection with national affairs. We do not admit that the Democratic party has any settled, comprehen sive, patriotic policy, and wo hold that the whims and cranks of the various factions of Demo cratic politicians, North and South, are injuri ous to the best interests of the country. Never theless, these opinions do not prevent us from giving the Democratic party its due in relation to municipal matters. We do not agree with some of our partisan contemporaries that, be cause New York is a Democratic city, the Demo crats are responsible for all the official corrup tion which prevails here, and tor all the bribery which is now being exposed in the Board of Aidermen. Let justice be done, even though the Democratic party gets some credit. The Democrats are not nearly so black as they are painted by several of the Republican papers. Nobody can deny that the large majority of the people of this metropolis are honest and honorable. This being so, it logically follows that since this is a Democratic city, the majority of the Democrats must also be honorable and honest. We take this to be the fact. Far be it from us to asperse the majority of our fellow citizens by attempting to argue otherwise. But New York allows itself to be misrepresented and disgraced by its representatives. Our citi zens of all parties do not, as a rule, select the best men for office, and the reputation of the city suffers from the corrupt crimes ot the ras cals who are put in representative positions. We will go further and admit that only a por tion of our office-holders and prolessional poli ticians are wicked and depraved. New York is by no means the den of thieves which some journals describe. It has some of as good mon in office as can be found in any part ot the world. But, as a little leaven leaveneth the whole lump, so the corruption of a comparative ly few scoundrels in power brings the whole metropolis into odium. We do not blame any particular party or faction for this ; but we do insist that ths pure, respectable men of all par ties and factions should combine to punish and remedy it. All fair-minded persons must concede, how ever, that, as tbe Democrats are in a majority in New York, they are justly held responsible for the present condition of our affairs and ought to be prompt and zealous in rooting out the evils which are now scandalizing us at home and abroad. Mayor Grace is a Democrat; but be deserves credit for his plucky fight against the railroad robbers and jobbers and he should be heartily supported by his own party as well as by all good citizens outside of his party. Sheriff Grant is a Democrat and a Tammany Hall Democrat; but when he was a member of the Board of Aidermen none of the railroad ring dared to approach him with offers of thou sand-dollar bills for his vote, and his whole party should rally around him and make his integrity a standard. Senator Daly is a Demo crat ; but the measure which he has introduced at Albany, to have the Aidermen elected, not by wards or districts, but by the whole city, is a reform movement, calculated to elevate the character of the candidates and increase the efficiency of the Board, and, therefore, every [NEW YORK DISPATCH, MARCH 28, 1886 honest Democrat should be in favor of it. The worst city of ancient times would have been spared had three good men been discovered in it, and the same principle will apply to the Democratic party. But wo insist that tbe party must come forward to the support of such men and their measures. And Republicans must not leave Aiderman O’Conuor alone in his rec titude, and Jacob Cantor, who did such excel lent work, last week, must propose an Act to establish Spring elections, ana must join Sena tor Daly in making the Aldermanic elections general. New York city is like an express train which has been boarded by thieves in tho disguise of employees ot the road. The engineer, con ductor, brakemen and train-hands are not all in league with the thieves, but, if the passen gers sit supinely and do not assist the officers to turn the rascals out, the treasure will be stolen. We are naturally proud that so promi nent a Republican as Roscoe Conkling should take a principal part in exposing the frauds, but we give equal credit to the Democrats who authorize and assist him. What we should like to see is a general upris ing of all the able-bodied passengers to got rid of the wretches who are depleting our treasury and smirching the fair fame of our city, and for this we are willing to sink all partisan issues. If a measure ba beneficial, we do not care whether a Republican or a Democrat proposes it. It an official be worthy, we do not care whether he belongs to a Democratic or a Re publican organization. We expect our Demo cratic contemporaries and brethren to bo as fair and frank in regard to municipal concerns. The bills to elect Aidermen by the vote of the whole city and to hold our city elections in the Spring promise immediate and practical re forms, and we hope to see them endorsed by both parties and carried almost unanimously. All of us are New Yorkers, and we cannot afford to be robbed and disgraced by a few officials and monopolists who play upon our partisan ship in order to accomplish their nefarious schemes. A union ot all honest citizens at the polls is bettor than Lynch law or the revival of the Committee of Seventy, but it is now really tho only alternative. A BILL TO BE WATCHED. Rollin M. Squire, who, as Commissioner of Public Works of this city, is obliged to carry in his pocket a map ol the city in order that he may not lose himself, is just now disporting himself in away that needs careful watching. It is well known that Mayor Grace has become convinced that Squire is thoroughly incompe tent for the office ho fills, aud in the interest of the community bis Honor is desirous of remov ing the alleged poet and placing some man in his stead who knows whether Canal street runs north and south or east and west. Squire knows that his position is shaky and to head off any movement seeking his retirement he has formed combinations with political tricksters representing every political faith. Beside, there is now before the Legislature abill known as the Burns bill, which contemplates tho con solidating and reducing of the number of bu reaus in the Department ot Public Works. The provisions of thia bill give to Mr. Squire powers that were never before conferred upon any one man in this city. It will place, if pass ed, under the immediate supervision of the “ egg-flip ” Commissioner, the construction of all the proposed armories, the bridge across the Harlem, now under charge of the Port Com missioners, and all the work of improving the upper portion of the city which at present de volves upon the Park Commissioners. There are four bureaus to be created, over each of which Mr. Squire will have the power of ap pointing either Bostonians, poets or members of the 1884 Board of Aidermen. The first of these bureaus is the Chief Engi neer’s Bureau, which will have charge of the “erection and construction, maintenance, and care of all structures and property connected with tho supply and distribution of Croton water, the laying of water pipes, the construc tion and maintenance of wells and hydrants, the construction, location, care, management and maintenance of public baths, tho construction, reconstruction, repair and maintenance of sew ers, the locating, erection, establishment and maintenance of the public urinals and drains.” Next is the City Surveyor’s Bureau, to which charge is given of “ the construction and main tenance and regulating and grading, curbing, guttering, flagging, paving and repaving the streets, roads, avenues and places of the city, the removal of incumbrances on the streets and sidewalks, the supervision of the lighting of the streets, roads, avenues, squares and places, the construction and maintenance of bridges over and tunnels under the Harlem river, the filling of sunken lots, and the regulating of street vaults and openings in sidewalks and streets.” The third of this series is known as the Archi tect’s Bureau, and to this bureau is to be given the charge “ of the erection or construction and maintenance of all buildings erected belonging to the city, or constructed, repaired and main tained at the expense of the city, or paid out of the funds in the treasury of the city, and of the care of all the public buildings belonging and rented to the city, the chief officer of which shall be called the City Architect, who must be an architect of at least ten years’ experience.” The last in this list of jobs is what will be known as the Water Register's Bureau, which will collect all revenue derived from tho sale and use of water. Should the aesthetic Bos tonian succeed in having this bill passed ho may appoint and remove a Deputy Commissioner of Public Works, heads of bureaus, and such clerks and assistants as his own sweet will may suggest. Those who are pushing this bill with all their strength is Squire himself, Maurice B. Flynn in conjunction with John J. O’Brien, of this city, and the Chairman of the Democratic State Committee, who at present enjoys a con tract for building a part of the new aqueduct. Should this bill be passed the manifold evils which would be poured upon the heads of the respectable citizens and taxpayers of this city cannot be enumerated in this brief article. Designing politicians like Flynn and the O’Brien’s, and cunning carpet-baggers like Squire and his retinue have no good object in view in any bill they foster, and it is to be hoped that the Legislature will kill this Burns bill the moment it shows its corrupt face. JAEHNE’S ARREST. “ Though the mills ot the gods grind slow they grind exceeding fine,” and though Aider men may trample upon the rights of the people and use their positions for dishonest purposes, the time comes at length when justice asserts her rights and a felon’s cell opens wide its door to receive the victim. There are some criminals high in political places who are so entrenched that the arm of the law cannot reach them. Then public clamor through its formidable ally—the press—comes to the rescue and the corrupt official is driven from his stronghold into jail or into exile. It has been a great many years since New York has opened its morning paper and read that one of its Aidermen was actually lodged in ite city’s prison. Such, however, was the case on last Monday morning when Vice-President Jaehne, of the Board of Aidermen, bad become an inmate of tbe Tombs prison. To the city’s shame, be it said, its Common Council has for long years past been a disgrace to it. Instead of gazing upon a body of re spectable and intelligent gentlemen adminis tering to the wants of the city, the taxpayer is lorced to look upon an assembly of donkeys, for the most part recruited from the dregs of the city. Men who have begun life by retailing to ragged children cheap liquor and beer, have in a few short years assumed the position of statesmen and taken a seat in the Common Council. In some cases these statesmen not only represented the criminal class, but actu ally belonged to that class themselves. The people ot New York are an easy-going class. Misdemeanors and felonies have been committed from time to time by its offi cials, but the people seemed indifferent to the reproaches that were continually being cast upon them, and while they busied themselves in the marts of trade or enjoyed themselves amid the whirl ot pleasure, their city legisla tors robbed them of millions. A day ot reck oning came at last. Jaehne was accused of be ing a “ fence.” Then he was indicted for tak ing bribes, and finally, upon information that he was going to “skip,” he was rearrested, I lodged in jail, and his bail increased to $25,000. The arrest of Jaehne really looks as though the people were about to be avenged. It looks as though others equally as guilty as himself are to be overtaken and punished. Let the good work go on. WHERE THE AFRICAN IS CONCEALED. Senator “Jakoy” Worth has a bill now be fore the Committee, the object of which is to prevent tho dumping of mud or other heavy refuse in the harbor. Upon close observation the seeker after information will find in this bill a mysterious African, healthy, lively and cute. We must not be understood as opposing any measures that tend to stop the dumping of refuse in the harbor, but what we do oppose is a measure which ostensibly has this object in view but which really is a cloak to a scheme by which certain individuals are to be enriched. It is current gossip all over that “Jakey” Worth was made a Senator through a “ boodle ” col lected by Maurice Burna Flynn—in fact an er rand boy of Flynn and Squire who draws $5 a day of the city's- money for doing these people’s dirty work showed certain persons on the Brooklyn Bridge the '* boodle ” that he was tak ing over to “Jakey’’-and it is only fair to pre sume that “Jakey ” will return kindness while the opportunity presents itself. Just before the Senate Investigating Com mittee began their labors, a resolution was pass ed in tbe Board of Aidermen calling upon the Sinking Fund Commissioners to lease certain grounds in tbe upper part of the city, and to de fray the expense consequent upon the erection of a crematory on this property. A company had been formed, which proposed to destroy all the city’s refuse, garbage, etc., free of cost, upon tho above mentioned conditions. Nothing was said about the Street Cleaning Department That bureau was to go on as usual, spending $1,000,000 yearly, and delivering to this cre matory company all refuse, garbage, etc. This latter by a certain process was reduced to a fertilizer which the company expected to sell at from $15.00 to $25.00 a ton. Bat and John Keenan, Flynn, Squire, and some Boston friends of his, and probably “ Jakey,” are understood to be the incorporators of this schema, and the object of Jaiey's bill is to cre ate public discussion and bring forth glowing descriptions of the dangers that are impending in the event of the harbor being choked up with refuse and garbage. The Aldermanic resolu tion has laid asleep during the exciting scenes of the past month or so, and no doubt will re main where it is for some time to come. The moment it is awakened the Dispatch readers will boar of it. A LOOK AT THE NAMES. On June 30th, 1884, Aiderman McLoughlin, Chairman of the Committee on Railroads, offer ed the petition of the Broadway Surface Rail road Co., which was referred to the Committee on Railroads. On August 6th, 4884, the Com mittee on Railroads reported the Board in favor of granting a franchise to the Broadway Rail road. Aiderman Grant, now Sheriff, moved to lay the report on the table, but the motion was lost by a vote of 20 to 1. On motion the report of the Committee was adopted by the tollowing vote: Yeas—President Kirk, Aidermen Cleary, De Lacy, Dempsy, Duffey, Farley, Finck, Full graff, Jaehne, Kenney, Miller, McCabe, Mc- Loughlin, McQuade, O’Niel, Pearson, Reilly, Rothman, Sayles, Shells, and Wendel. Nays.—Grant. Absent.—Waite and O’Connor. On August 18, 1884, Mayor Edson vetoed the resolution. On August 25, 1884, one James M. Lyddy secured an injunction restraining the Aidermen from passing the resolution over the Mayor’s veto. On August 30, 1884, Judge Bart lett dissolved the injunction upon the request of Lyddy. On the morning of August 30, a few moments after the injunction was dissolved, a special meeting of tho Board of Aidermen was held, at which Aiderman Waite presided. Ai derman Jaehne then called up the veto meas ure of the Mayor vetoing the resolution of the Board granting a franchise to the Broadway Bailroad, aud moved its adoption, notwithstand ing the objections of the Mayor. The.following was the vote: YEAS-Cleary, DeLaoy, Dempsey, Duffy, Farley, Fullgraff, Jaehne, Kenney, McCabe, McQuade, O’Neil, Pearson, Reilly, Rothman, Sayles, Sheils, Waite and Wendel—lß. Absent—Kirk, Grant, Finck, O’Connor, Mc- Loughlin and Miller. On December 5, 1885. it was attempted to repeal, rescind and annul the action of the Board on the 30th of August, 1884, and upon the recommendation of the Committee on Rail roads the Board again toes action upon the resolution granting the Broadway Railroad Co. a franchise to construct and operate a railroad on Broadway. The vote in favor of the Broadway Company was as follows: Yeas—President Kirk, Aidermen Cleary, De- Lacy, Dempsey, Duffy, Farley, Finck, Fullgraff, Jaehne, Kenney, Miller, McCabe, McQuade, Mc- Loughlin, O’Neil, Pearson, Reilly, Rothman, Sayles, Sheils, Waite and Wendel—22. Nays—Grant and O’Connor. —a——aea—a Jay Gould’s Return.—Recruited by a trip in his steam yacht, at an expense of one hundred dollars a day, Jay Gould has returned to refuse two dollars a day to the employees upon his roads. He sits in his Fifth avenue house, where his living costs him fifty dollars a day, and insists that a dollar a day is enough for a laboring man. The evening of his arrival he passed in his library, at work. The Snn and the Tribune reporters saw him there and de scribe the interviews. The next morning the result of his work was apparent in elaborate editorials, published by the Sun and the Tri bune, arguing that workmen had no right to unite against capitalists, but that capitalists were perfectly justified in combining against laborers. These editorials were so identical in ideas and phrases that they seem to have emanated from the same mind and pen. The inference that they were written or inspired by Jay Gould is not unfair under the circumstan ces. But Jay Gould’s editorship has hitherto been fatal to every newspaper with which he has been connected, and we warn the Sun and Tribune against the consequences of accepting him as one of their staff. The Tribune has al ready done a great deal of harm to the Republi can party by its attitude toward the working men, and is now under sentence of boycotting. It should cease to claim to be a Republican pa per, or live up to the principles ot the party. Secretary Manning.—Stricken with paralysis, in danger of another attack, and as sured by bis physicians that, at the best, his recovery must be tedious, the Secretary ot the Treasury has placed his resignation in the hands of tbe President, who has refused to ac cept it. But the close of Secretary Manning’s connection with the Administration is almost a certainity. It is not too much to say that he was the strongest, the most popular, and the most trusted member of the Cabinet Be ginning life as a page in tbe Legislature at AL bany, Mr. Manning worked his own way up to tbe control ot the Democratic party in this State, and the editorship of its State organ. His ex perience as a financier was only that ol the president of a country bank; but in the im portant office ot Secretary of the Treasury, he has acquitted himself honorably, and his sound financial principles have given confidence to the business community. His removal from pub lic life will be a decided loss to the country; but to his party the loss will be irreparable. Adopted Indians.—An official report shows that twenty thousand Navajo Indians are supported at tbe government expense, upon eleven and a half millions of acres in New Mexico, and that they ask 640,000 more acres, so as to be perfectly comfortable. Thirty-five of their children are being educated at an an nual expense of $27,000. This gives an average of six hundred and twenty acres of land to every poor Indian and of nearly SBOO a year to every poor Indian child. Many white men would think themselves rich if they were thus provided for by the nation. But a curious phrase in the report shows that the white settlers are not so silly as to miss the opportunity of sharing this kind ot poverty with the poor Indians. “Adopted Indians ” are mentioned, and that means that white men have taken a band in tbe twelve mil lion acres and the $27,000 school fund. An “ adopted Indian” is a new feature of civiliza tion, and the happy term will become popular. Mugwump Slanders.—We are sorry to see that the Times has varied its eulogies of Grover Cleveland by attacking Superintendent Murray for not shooting down the strikers who brought tho street railway companies to terms, and Inspector Byrnes for ingeniously entrap ping Aiderman Jaehne into a confession. It is difficult to understand tho tactics of the Times, which is “ so English, you know ” that British gold is often supposed to bo the basis of its froetrade articles. But, as the English police did not shoot down the London rioters, why should the Times abuse Superintendent Murray for treating the strikers temperately, judiciously and succossiully ? He prevented disorder and kept the crosstown line open, and why should he be blamed for thus doing his duty ? As for Inspector Byrnes, there may be more in the interest of the Times in the Jaehne confession than meets the naked eye. There was once a scandal about the Times and the Brick Church Property, with which tho Board of Aidermen had something to do, and, it we are not mis taken, the Times now derives a revenue from the city from a rental of public offices in its building. Has Inspector Byrnes made the Times writhe by putting the screws upon Aider man Jaehne? When our mugwump contem borary begins to unjustly abuse the police it must not be surprised if suspicion as to its niQ tives is aroused. Knickerbocker Rights.—The decis ion of Judge Van Brunt, that the Bowery is an old Dutch road, and that, consequently, none ot the owners of real estate along the Bowery have any rights in the thoroughfare, is not to be allowed to stand without an appeal to the higher courts. Tho Dutch government took the land for streets absolutely; the Dutch trans ferred their rights to the English; the English passed them over to the corporation of Now York. According to the argument presented by the attorneys of the Elevated roads, the Legislature can open, close, widen or narrow any old Dutch road without any reference whatever to the owners of property thereon. But if the histori cal facts about the Dutch laws are correctly stated, have not the real estate owners acquired any rights during the two centuries that Lave elapsed since tho Dutch relinquished the gov ernment of New York ? Are we to be bound now by the rules and regulations of the Knick erbockers of two hundred years ago ? The Ele vated attorneys are very ingenious, but it seems to us that they must have a poor case when they go back so far to bolster it up by Dutch precedents. Their roads have almost destroyed property on the Bowery, and there should be some compensation in equity. Open Sessions.—The secret sessions of the United States Senate are now condemned by such Republican leaders as Senators Sher man, Logan and others, and the party must not be placed in the false position of refusing to endorse them in order to ratify tho personal piques of Senator Edmunds. The work of the public should be done in public. If there is anything dirty or disgraceful about it, as some Senators have asserted, publicity will prevent the dirt and disgrace. Even a manure-heap, to which the secret business of the Senate has been compared by tho Senators themselves, loses its vile ordors when it is exposed to the air and the sunshine. We protest against the Republican party, which represents the people and trusts the people, being put in antagonism to the people upon this question. Senator Logan, who received an immense popular vote for the Vice-Presidency and was first selected by the Republican Senators as the constitutional successor of the President, is a sounder adviser in regard to open sessions than Senator Ed munds, who comes from the little State of Ver mont, and who has prejudices as narrow as Vermont’s boundaries. Somewhat Delusive. —The China trade is, indeed, very delusive. The bulk of domestic products, except cotton goods, shipped to Hong Kong, are not consumed by the Chinese, but by foreigners at the treaty ports. The fleet of steamers and sailing ships and men-of-war in Chinese waters consume a great deal of flour and provisions of various kinds, and without this demand our exports to China would bo insignificant. Let this fact be borne in mind when speaking of the China trade. A blockade of the treaty ports would interfere with us but little, because the French forces would be compelled to Uraw oupplioo from us, and, indeed, large purchases in cer tain lines of provisions have already been made on French account. Yet all this will go to the credit of Chinese consumers, when, in point of fact, the Chinese stomach has not been edu cated to the point of appreciation, much less consuming, our breadstuff's and provisions. We buy Chinese produce and pay in coin, or in exports of provisions and breadstuff's to supply the floating foreign population engaged in the China trade. , . . “A Queer Personal.”—This is the heading of one of the most entertaining news paper articles we have encountered in years. It is published iu the Texas Siftings ot March 27. The writer inserted in the World of March 7 a “ personal” advertisement of a supposed young lady of high “ birth, education and posi tion” who yearned “ for the sympathy and love of some gentleman ot standing.” Inside of two days two hundred and sixty-one replies had been received, and since then thirty-two more have reached the advertiser. The Texas Siftings publishes many of the replies, and they are most interesting reading, abundantly proving the truth of Shakespeare’s saying, “ What fools these mortals be I” A Startling Discovery.—One of those startling revelations which now and then come to the surface, had its denouement in Tucson, Arizona, a few days ago. Mrs. J. C. Williston, of Ohio, has been for many years an invalid, and her painful sufferings have been at tributed by physicians to a cancer in the stomach. She recently started to travel for her health and had reached Tucson, where some of her friends suggested that she go under the treatment of a “ medicine man” of the Paiazo Indians. It was not long before the fact was discovered that a lizard, which was safely re moved from her stomach by the Indian treat ment, had caused the lady’s sickness and suffer ing. unfit for his position. He was fat enough to start a boarding-house with, and as he leaned up against a policeman the latter sighed and wondered where he’d get a wagon big enough to load him with. Be had evidently been out with the boys, for his hat was cocked jauntily on one side and his voice had knots in it. “You’re a per-thar is a perleeceman; aintit?” “ Aeh ?” said the club knight astonished at sueh assumption. “ You’re a perleeceman ?” “ Be Heavens Oi’ll show ye of ye don’t take a walk around yersel.” “Do you—that is—do you know anner—that is annersing ’bout civil service.” “ About phwat?” “ Civ—that is—civil service.” “ Ah! go drown yersel.” “ Do you know diffrenee ’tween diabetes an’ diaphragm ?” “ Oi’ll give ye a welt that’ll break ye inter three halves av ye don’t hist yersel.” “Do yon know difference ’tween phle botomy and phleheadomy ?” ,‘G’an, now.” “ D’y’ know why is difference ’tween peritoni tis and pericardium?” “ See you here, young man ” “ D’y’ know how is difference ’tween aroholo gy an’ aesophagus ?” •• oi’ll ” “D’y’ can tell difference ’tween truth is mighty and will prevail, an’ cheese is mitey an’ will get stale ?” “ Oi want ye ” “ Could you ’form me difference ’tween ety mology an’ at a sardine sandwich ?” “ Fur wunst more Oi ” “O’ll bet you can’t even dissect difference ’tween Paradise an’ pair o’ two dice ?” The policeman turned him round, made him raise both his coat tails, pinned them up so that he had a full view of 'the man’s laundry, and then kicked end kicked uutU tqea were »ore, •‘That’s the difference atune me an’ a dommed fule I” he ejaculated as he ran the man into the middle of the street, “ Glad I got an answer; but it’s wrong. Goo’ day. You’re no more fit to be a perleecoman than a cat.” Then he moved onward, left and right oblique. HE MADE A MISTAKE. The conductor was carrying the full comple ment of 2,240 pounds to the ton. He was as full as three aces and two kings. This was evidenced by the fact that he had to hold to both sides of the doorway to keep himself from falling apart. As the car moved up street he saw a passen ger hailing him, and rang the bell. When he discovered that it was an Indian tobacco sign, he made a remark about the boys fooling him, and borrowed a chew of tobacco, which he tried to stick up his nose, but finally delivered correctly. Further on down street ho hauled up for a telegraph-pole, but, as it didn’t show any in clination to ride, he rang the bell again, and in formed the platform passengers that “ some people wus too fresh.” The car had progressed but about a block when a woman with a basket entered. He po litely took the basket from her, and, after she hftd taken a seat near the door, he deposited the basket into ths middle of tho street, via the dashboard. A passenger rang the bell, stopped the car, and reclaimed the basket. “By Jiminy 1” ejaculated the astonished con ductor, “ I though there was something wrong. That’s the second mistake I’ve made to-day. They say when yer make two you must always make three. Wonnor what nex ’ll be I” On the way down he stopped for two lamp posts and told one of them it'd have ter go on the front platform if it wanted ter smoko. In changing a bill for a passenger he handed the bill back and then put the change in the passenger’s pocket, mistaking it fbr his Own. Finally he entered the car to collect a fare. In doing so he dropped the coin between the slats. Then he got down on his knees and began the search. He compelled several passengers to sit with their legs around their necks while he did so. A female saw the coin and stooped to pick it up. As her hand touched it, he looked bewil dered and grabbed her hand and said: “ Wunner who left this shovel in the oar I” Then he tried to put it in the coal-scuttle. If anybody lost a conductor last week they may find him in bed with a circumcised nose and a bunged eye, as the young lady wasn’t the least bit pleased. SMALL CHANGE. “ What are you doing ?” asked the manager of the assistant manager. “ I have written that Madame Blanco appeared in this same piece three hundred times in London. I know that she’s never appeared in it at all. and that's she’s never been in London, but I’ll scratch it out.” “ Scratch it out! Thunder ! Add another nought and put in Paris and Vienna.” While a protracted meeting was be ing hold in a Belmore, Ohio, town last week, a cyclone sauntered into town, demolished the church steeple, and a number of the congrega tion were severely injured. It is thought that the neighbors had something to do with it, but as the minister escaped, the thought is not con firmed. Newark has just had a very success ful dog show. It has not been given out, but it looks to us, from where we sit, and judging by the facts of the hydrophobia scare which re cently startled Newark, that Pasteur might have been the instigator of the show. If he was, he was wise enough to conceal his name. A poob soldier, last week, threw a petition into Queen Victoria’s carriage and he was immediately arrested and thrown into prison, from which he has been released by the graciousness of Her Majesty. It is said that she first opened the petition and was mad be cause it wasn’t a subscription for her book. Congressman Hiscock is the acknowl edged handsome man of Washington. He re ceived 110 votes in a recent beauty contest, thus distancing all his pursuers. Lucky for the really good-looking Congressman that some bndy wa know nf didn’t happen to drop into Washington at about that time. Mbs. Potter Palmer is said to have more diamonds than any other woman in America. That’s all right! but we’ll bet our straw hat to a brickbat that, although she may shine in some circles, she can’t shine her hus band’s boots any better than any other woman can. Pasteub excuses himself on the ground that his Russian patients were bitten by a wolf and not by a dog. This reminds us of the physician who wanted all his patients, no matter what diseases they were suffering with, chucked into fits. He was hell on fits. Cashieb Ogilby, of the New Bruns wick Bank, the man who failed to discover where about SBO,OOO of the depositors’ money had disappeared to, has gone stark mad. It would make us mad, too, to be interrupted be fore we had packed up a full million. A veby wicked Kansas man recently caught his daughter and her suitor sparking on the front stoop and shot the fellow fatally dead. Kansas never will become satisfactorily civilized until her citizens are taught that the bull-dog is mightier than the horse-pistol. A maniac recently appeared in a West ern court-room and cleaned out the ranch, all excepting tho judge disappearing through the windows. The judge had probably been on a New York jury and wasn’t to be scared by a little thing like that. Quite a controversy was recently held in a local court-room over the ownership of a dog named “ Daisy.” There may be dogs that look like daisies but we never saw one. We would think that the smell might dispel the idea, however. Mabtin Tuppeb comes forward and says that he isn’t dead, but is about to publish a new book entitled, “ My Life as an Author.” If it had only been “ My Death as an Author,” what a sale it might have, to be certainlly 1 Thomas J. Tapp is a candidate for the Postmastership of Louisville. He should have the place as he would always be on tap, and could place his name on the window and everybody would drop, so to speak. Thomas Nast, the caricaturist, the tel egraph informs us, has purchased several lodes in Colorado. Seems a good ways to go to pur chase a load, doesn’t it? We’ve seen Tom pur chase several right here in town. On Centre street, the other day, we saw a sign: “ Tanner of fine kid,” and we at once thought that the attention of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children should be called to the matter. “One swallow doth not make a Sum mer,” screameth the poet. Nixey, po ; but one sum o’ (money) maketh the swallow. That is, if the Summer’s large enough and hasn’t a hole in it. A man recently committed suicide in Riverview Park. He first took poison, then stabbed and then hanged himself. The family that raised him must have been fond of chil dren. General Hazen wants to be investi gated. He would probably prove an alibi, and would blame it all to the weather. The weather is very tricky, and we’ll leave it to everybody. A New Yobk man now claims that he can skate five miles in sixteen minutes. But he’s an iceman and wants to have a chance to prove the amateurishness of the Winter’s crop. It is now claimed that Salvini’s name is Sullivan, and that he is an Irishman. John L. should go to Italy, change his name, and then—well, and then go drown himself. Captain Cannon recently sued the .Baltimore American lor $20,000 and the jury awarded him one cent. He can’t load himself with that. A recent suicide attributed his down fall to a girl in a bakery. May be she sold him a Washington pie; eh ? Belva Lockwood is again mentioning herself as a candidate for President next term. Somebody should provide Belva with a cradle and something to load it with. “ Do as you would be done.by,” is a good old saying. But if we should do as we’d been done by a good many people wo know of, we’d bo in State Prison. GOSSIP OF THE WEEK. On Monday evening next tho McCaull Opera Co. will give the orginal production, in Enlish, of Del linger's opera comique, "Don Caasar,” at McCaull’s Opera House, Philadelphia. Tho opera will be pre sented there for five weeks, after which it will ba given at Wallack’s Theatre, for the initial attrac tion of the regular opera season. Madame Judio will appear in this city, at tho Star Theatre, in a series of performances that Mr. Maurice Grau intends shall close her American en gagement. Her tour in America has been satisfac tory to Mr. Grau. The final representation in which she will be seen and beard here will be inaugurated Monday evening, April sth. The engagement will continue for two weeks. Miss Fanny Davenport is in good health, not withstanding all reports to the contrary, and is act ing her original part in " Fedora ” with all her old time power. At present she is filling engagements in the West, where her audiences are limited only by the capacity of tho houses. During the past week Mr. Lester Wallack entered into an arrange ment by which Miss Davenport will play a two weeks' season at tho Star Theatre next month, un der his management. Manager MurthA has tendered the use of the New Windsor Theatre for Friday afternoon, April 9, for the benfit of tho family of the late Chief of the Fire Department, Frank Mahedy, when a host of volunteers will appear. Mb. La wrfnob Barrett begins his supplementary season to-morrow night in Charleston. S. C., when Mr. Newton Gotthold and Miss Eugenie Blair will bo added to the company. During tho next two weeks Mr. Barrett appears in Savannah, Macon, At lanta and Now Orleans. Miss Myra G'Odwin will be supported in "Sis’* next season by Mr. George Richards. Mr. Frederick Warde appears in Troy and Jer sey City during tho Coming Week, followed by an engagement in Providence, R. L The Templeton Opera Company are to play a re turn engagement at the Harlem Theatre Comiquo, April 19. producing the ever-attractive "Mikado.” Mr. Daniel Sully and his "Corner Grocery’* company will play in the vicinity of New York city during the next few weeks, visiting Williamsburg, Harlem, Philadelphia and other places. On April 26th Mr. Sully will assume the management of Tony Pastor’s Theatre for the Summer and the opening attraction will be Mclntyre & Heath's Minstrels. On May 3d "The Corner Grocery” will be put on for a short run and a new comedy will follow. Wood, Beasly & Weston Brothers, " The Four Musical Kings,” go ou the road April 12th with a strong minstrel party under the management of Mr. Max L. Clayton. Len Grover’s benefit on last Sunday evening netted him, according to report, somewhere near thirty-five hundred dollars. Now the question arises, quite naturally, "What will he do with it ? ** Blow it in” as lucheou for the hungriest of «• tigers”—named " faro;” start a company on the road and " go broke” inside of a month, or put it away as a nest egg for the "rainy day” which the Future may let loose upon him when least expected. The latter is the " propah cap ah,” old fel. On Monday evening Manager McCaull’s "Mikado” company will be at the Novelty Theatre, Brooklyn. This is the first engagement ever played by any of Mr. McCaull’s companies in the Eastern District. The company includes Misses Bertha Ricci, Laura Joyce, Celio Ellis, Nellie MoCartee, and Digby Bell, Charles Plunkett, Harry Macdonough, Charles W. Dungan and Hamilton Adams. " The Lily of Yeddo,” George F. Rowe’s now Japanese drama, will be produced at the Criterion Theatre, Brooklyn, on Monday, April sth. Special Japanese scenes and costumes are to be among the features of the presentation. "Proved True,” a sensational, emotional drama, by Mortimer Murdoch, will receive its initial per formance in America at the Grand Opera House, Brooklyn, April sth. This work, it is stated, had a continuous run ot five seasons in London and tho British provinces. Miss M. E. Fitzpatrick will en act the leading role. Mr. T. C. Faulkner, who, for the past forty years, made himself familiar in journalism and dramatic affairs, is to be the recipient of a testimonial benefit from ins large circle of Brooklyn menus at. iba Atheneum in that city on the evening of Tuesday, May 11th. The programme will include a notable array of amateur and professional lyric and theatric talent. And it goes without saying that kindly hearted "Tom” will be made happy by this gene rous and timely recognition of his deserving. Bartley Campbell’s "White Slave” played to nearly $5,000 receipts last week at the Howard Atheneum, Boston. This company appears in Jer sey City to-morrow evening. Miss May Newman is the Liza. The organization, under Harry Kenne dy’s management, has been very successful this season. Mr. Henry Ashley, for many years the dramatic editor of the New York Clipper, died at tho Sinclair House, in his room c on Sunday morning last. He had been ailing for some time, but his death was sudden and unexpected. In his early life he was con nected with the theatrical business as agent, man ager, and for a brief period as an actor. His real name was Ashcroft. He was extremely methodic in his work, honest and loyal to the interests of those whom he served, singular to the verge of eccentricity in his habits, made few acquaintances, was thor oughly conversant with the afiairs of the stage, and kindly-hearted and generous in nature. He was an intimate friend of the late Charles R. Thorne, and no one felt the loss more acutely, of that eminent American actor than did Mr. Ashley. He was a native of Massachusetts, and was in his fifty-seventh year. He has found rest at last. Madison Square Theatre.—Mr. Gil bert’s comedy of "Engaged” will be withdrawn from the stage of the Madison Square Theatre after Monday evening, when it will receive, in this city, its final performance by the company provided for this revival by Mr. Palmer. On Tuesday night next, the bill will be changed, and Mr. Bronson Howard's delightful comedy of " Old Love Letters ” and Mr. W. S. Gilbert’s fairy drama of "Broken Hearts ” will be brought forward. This programme will be continued for a brief run only; a new comedy from the French, in three acts, and with fifteen characters will soon be produced. Mr. Howard has written nothing more earnest and graceful than his little comedy of "Old Love Let ters.” In this play Agnes Booth impersonates a character in which she will give another proof that she is the most brilliant of the leading actresses now upon the American stage. She was its first representative and she played it so well that the author indicated his gratification by giving her the play as her exclusive property. Mr. Gilbert’s "Broken Hearts ” is a play more than commonly fraught with tender feeling and moral significance. Deep sentiment and a bright standard of literary and dramatic character are attributes of theso plays. Wallack’s Theatre.—The final per formance of Robertson’s comedy of "Home 'and of the comedietta "A Happy Pair,” was given last evening. This latter addition to the evening’s programme for the past week, gave Kyrle Bellew and Miss Annie Robe an opportunity to appear as Mr. and Mrs. Honeyton. Mr. Bellew in this new departure from the line of work in which the audiences of Wallack’s have been accustomed to see him, did not score an over whelming success. Although he had an all suffi ciency of rehearsals, and the part of Honey ton is not a long one, he was imperfect in his lines and sadly " mixed ”as to the business. However, ha improved in this regard during the week, but in no performance of the character did his work suggest him as a comedian. Miss Annie Robe could not have given a mora graceful and delightful portraiture of Mrs. Honey ton had the character been created for her. In this impersonation she gave a most charming as w«£l as convincing evidence of tho versatility of her tAent. To-morrow evening Mr. Wallack’s comedy-farco of " Central Park, or the House with Two Doors,” will be revived, Mr. Lester Wallack appearing in his original character of Wyndham Otis. Standard Theatbb.—Tha drama of "Blackmail,” which held the stage of this theatre during the past fortnight, was given its final per formance last evening. It attracted a moderate share of patronage. To-morrow evening the first performance In this house will occur of what is termed "an American Japanese comic opera.” It bears the title of " Tha Little Tycoon.” It has already been performed in the present season at Philadelphia, where it had something of a run, was regarded with much com mendation by the critics, and won, upon its merits a a large share of popular favor.