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CONTENTS OF INSIDE PAGES. SECOND PAGE: CONTINUATION OF “DORIS’S FORTUNE.” A LITTLE MAID OF LONG AGO. MARY HOLT’S ENGAGEMENT NOSES. A SINGULAR INCIDENT. SHRIMPS. TWO BLOSSOMS. THIRD PAGE: MASONIC MATTERS: Influence; “For Legislation On ly;” From “Uncle John;” Obituary; XIII; Templar Noles; Royal and Exalted Order ot the Amaranth; N. M. S.; New York; Iowa; Letter from Washington; Kentucky Masonic Widows’ and Orphans’ Home; Japan; Personal: Relic of the Olden Time; Labor Exchange. SIXTH PAGE l THE WATER FAY. PLEADING FOR A FURLOUGH. THE DOCTOR'S COURTSHIP. A POCKET BATH-TUB. HALF-MAD MONARCHS. KIND TO ORPHANS. TIT FOR TAT. HR KEPT HIS OATH. A $200,000 DICKER. THE MOBILE RIFLES. THE OLD ARM-CHAIR. QUEER CHARLEY’S W F 3. INTERESTING MISCELLANEOUS MATTERS. SEVENTH PAGE: YESTERDAY. LORD LITTLEDALE'S LOVE. OBLIGING A FRIEND. HAS NO USE FOR KIDS. COL. CORKHILL’S DUEL. WASHINGTON TURNOUTS. BRICK PAVEMENTS. THE PATRON OF THE POOR. OUR WEEKLY GOSSIP. LOBSTER STORIES. gote.s and Ciuem?. Historicus.—We do not participate in your sentiments with regard to the great French Revolution of 1788. For whatever consequences may have resulted to France from it politically, the hational industry received an irresistible impulse, which has carried her forward ever since in the career of improvement. The coalition which de prived the French of all external resources threw them back upon their own. The effect was magical; arts and manufactures sprang at once into no feeble and infantine existence, but, like Minerva, from Jupiter’s brain. This may be attributed, in a great measure, to the subversion of one among other usages inseparable from antiquated forms of government—the selection of persons from every other causa than merit to fill responsible and arduous situations. Necessity reversed this pro cedure in France; talent was cultivated, ability put in universal requisition, and science, judiciously employing what were apparently the most un promising materials, almost instantaneously ren dered the nation independent. Never did philoso phy hold so exalted a rank as when she thus an swered the call of patriotism. From that moment to the present, works have issued from the French press which developed new principles in every de partment of science, and directed the application of them, or suggested new processes to modify and Improve such as were already known. G» WtWi—Jsk We do nut w}iy lhe Constitutional Convention adopted the 4th of March as inauguration day for the President of the United States. The question of the 4th of March falling on Sunday haa nothing to do with the matter, 2d. We have bad, since the inaugura tion of George Washington, three 4ths of March (which should have been inauguration days) fall on Bunday. The first was in 1821. The oath of office was taken the following day by President James Monroe. The second time it happened was in 1849, President Zachary Taylor taking the oath of office on Monday, the 6th of March. The third and last time was in 1877, when President Hayes was inaug urated on Monday, March 6th. A Victim. —The sins of the fathers visit the children, just as the rivers flow into the sea ; and they do not stop at the third and fourth generation if they can go any farther. But what does our correspondent mean by “ the sins of the fathers?" We cannot tell his meaning. The vulgar meanings of such sutdects are, in general, absurd ; the true meaning lies under the surface, and you must dig deep to find it. A farmer who does not turn up the soil gets a poor crop, and a miner who searches for treasure with the heel of bis boot will never find a mine of great value. “Drink deep, or taste not." What is sin ? Is wooly hair a sin ? Is short stature a sin ? Is a Roman nose a sin ? Bessie.—lst. Consult some work on table etiquette or some old married lady friends. 2d. The genuine apricot is a small, rapidly-growing tree, attaining to the hight of twenty to thirty feet, with a somewhat spreading bead, the leaves heart-shaped, smooth and shining. The flowers are usually white and appear before the leaves. The Roman generals introduced it into Gaul and Brit tain. There it seldom ripens its fruit unless trained against a wall. In California vast quantities are raised, of a large size aud fair quality, ripening be fore the peach. 3d. All game is slightly tainted before it reaches the stage known as high G. o. W.—To clean windows and mirrors tie up some finely powdered whiting in a small f>iece of muslin. Daub it over the glass thorough* y, |he dirtier the glass the more whiting will ad hefe to it. Next smear it evenly with a damp rag, and let it remain until perfectly dry. Then rub it off with leather. This is an easy, clean and thorough plan. If alcohol be used, instead of water, it will dry in much less time and polishes the glass much better. The corners of the window panes should receive particular attention, they are too often left dirty aud spoil the appearance of the window. K. of li,—lst. The extreme length of Long Island, from east to west, is 115 miles; the extreme width, 23 miles; average width, about 14 miles. The area of the island is 1,682 square miles. 2d. The Catholic church forbids its members be longing to any secret society. 3d, Staten Island in length, from northeast to southwest, is 13 miles; greatest breadth. 8 miles: area, 68>£ square miles. 4th. Manhattan Island is 13X miles long and varies in width from a few hundred yards at the Battery, to 2K miles at Fourteenth street. The area of the island is nearly 22 square miles. Tricky.—To accomplish the seeming ly incredible act of putting an egg in a vial, re quires the following preparation : You must take an egg and soak it in vinegar and, in process of time, its shell will become quite soft, so that it may be extended lengthwise without breaking; then in sert it into the neck ot a small bottle and. by pour ing cold water upon it, it will resume its former figure and hardness. This is really a complete curiosity and baffles those who are not in the secret to find out how it is accomplished. Constant Reader. —Ist. “ A is pitch ing and six balls are called on him, which entitles the striker to his base. The catcher lets the sixth ball pass him. In this case can the striker run to second base, or must he only take his first base Y* He oan make all the bases in his power. 2d. “ Please name the pitcher who ranked first in the League last year." Welch. 3d. We have no record of any baseball player ever striking out twenty-seven men in one League game. F. R. L.—King Henry VIII. was led to side with the Protestants by a quarrel with the Pope, and many of the peculiarities of the Church Of England are due to the fact that he cared much more about asseiting his own supremacy in Eng land than he cared about the doctrines of the Ref ormation. There are many histories of the Refor mation, and the leading events can be found in a concise form in any history of England. Wild S.—ln this country girls of six teen and boys aged nineteen know no more about the requirements of married life than a Terra del Fuegan does of fine art. They should occupy their time in storing their minds with knowledge that will render them capable of making their way in the world and let love-making alone until they have arrived at years of discretion. T. F.D.—lst. We are under the im pression that Mr. Edward Eddy played “ Jack Bhepard " at the New Bowery Theatre, while that theatre was managed by James W. Lingard. But neither the play nor the actor was of sufficient consequence to be placed on record. 2d. The New Bowery Theatre was destroyed by fire December 18, 1866. Clara B. —For biliousness and acidity Of the stomach, put one drachm of Turkey rhubarb and half an ounce of carbonate of soda into a jug, then pour into it half a pint of boiling water. Let the mixture stand two hours, then strain. Take half a wineglassful of this mixture night and morn ing, which continue till the remedy is effected. A. R. P.—The proper name of the gentleman is Charles Stewart Parnell. He was born in 1846. Mr. Parnell was christened after his grand father, Admiral Charles Stewart, who was lovingly known to the American people as “Old Ironsides." Admiral Stewart was one of the most gallant sea men America has produced. Tremont.—The fastest time of a sail ing vessel from York to Liverpool was made by ths •• Red Jacket," Oapt. A. Eldridge. The time was 13 days, 1 hour and 25 minutes. The ship sailed at 7 A. M., January 11, and arrived January 24,1854. The time was computed from Sandy Hook to barat Liverpool. Ignorant.—Split lips arise from so many causes that it is difficult to tell you what to do. It may proceed from a bad state of health, in which case it wiM not heal without medicine and care in your diet; if it is only local and produced by cold, a little vaseline, applied frequently, should be sufficient. G. B.—“ Not having been able to re turn," or “ not being able to return," are both cor rect, indicating different periods of time. Name the person addressed before the person referred to; and as the wife bears the husband’s name, when you mention both, say Mr. and Mrs., and not Mrs. and Mr. W. W.—lst. “How many innings constitute a game of baseball ?’’ Nine innings. 2d. “ If, at the ending of the ninth inning, both clubs have made the same number of runs, can the um pire order the game to proceed to a finish without consulting the captains ?" He can. L. D. W.—You cannot protect your self unless you patent your new invention. If you are too to do this yourself, you may be able to associate yourself with some person of capital, who will undertake to bring out the invention for you. Citizen. —There are so many books on those subjects that it would be impossible to name the best. Call at McHale, Rhode & Co.’s, No. 9 Gourtlandt street. Reader.—“ In a two-handed game of bi node A had 999, taking the last trick, and he then molded 40 trumps and called out." A was out. Frank.— The 75,000 volunteers asked for by President Lincoln inJlß6l, were called out for three months. Dentist.—Helen Jewett was murdered about midnight, April 9, 1836, at No. 41 Thomas street. Nickel.—There is no premium upon the Uve-cent pieces without the word “cents" upon the a. Grateful.— Was the late John Kelly a Freamason ? He was not. J. H. H.—To “beat the deck” is the proper expression. fltto fhirk NEW YORK, JULY 18. 1886. TO ADVERTISERS. ADVERTISING IS TWENTY FIVE CENTS A LINE IN THE NEW YORK DISPATCH. Owing to our large edition we are compelled to go to press at an early hour, hence ADVERTISEMENTS GAN 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 a<l vertisement can be inserted on the Masonic Page atter thathour. The NEW YORK DISPATCH has a larger circulation than any other Sunday Newspaper pub lished in the United States. THE MORRISON RESOLUTION. The Democratic party haa broken in the mid dle. It is a house divided against itself; or, rather against its own representative in the White House. The passage of the Morrison resolution, by an overwhelming majority, is a direct vote of want of confidence in the admin istration ot President Cleveland and his Cabinet and a sharp rebuke to Secretary Manning and his management of the Treasury. The resolu tion also goes behind Cleveland and Manning and censures the Sage of Greystone, Uncle Sammy Tilden, who is supposed to direct the financial policy of the administration. The op ponents of the resolution hope that it will bo negatived in the Senate ; but this expectation is absurd. The sama combination of Southern and Western Democrats which voted with the Republicans in the House, will carry the reso lution through the Seuate as triumphantly. Then it is said that President Cleveland will veto the resolution. Well, it can be passed over his veto. But if he should veto it ho will put himself in open opposition to the majority of his own party and become a second Andy John son. We do not wonder that the Morrison resolu tion has been a bombshell in the camp of the Tilden clique and the Mugwumps. They are scared out of their wits by it. They are so frightened that they do not know how to dis cuss the subject. The majority for it in the House was a complete surprise to' them, and they are still more astonished when they see how easy it is to figure out an equally decisive majority in the Senate. They try to shut their eyes to the tact that the resolution is so popular in Congress because the people are in favor of it. Such cranks as Abram S. Hew itt, who always squeals when Uncle Sammy Tiden’s toes are trodden upon, misrepresents the vote as a coalition of the West and South against the East. He did everything he could to cause such a coalition by one of the most in temperate and ill-advised speeches ever deliv ered at Washington. He deliberately claimed that the financiers of New York have a divine right to dictate the policy of the National Treas ury. “The best brains of the country go to New York,” said Mr. Hewitt—a statement which may appear to be true when we recollect that Mr. Hewett lives and does business in New Jersey. “It is the headquarters of the financial ability of this Continent,” continued Mr. Hewitt, “ and, as you send for a doctor when you are sick, so you must send for a New Yorker when yon want to know anything about finance.” The House laughed at him and decided not to send for a New York dbetor, but to apply the simple sticking plaster of the Morrison resolution forthwith. Now, what is this resolution which a majority of both Republicans and Democrats favor, and which only the personal adherents of Cleve land, Manning and Tilden oppose ? It merely orders that the surplus cash in the treasury shall be devoted to the payment of the public debt. Is there anything alarming in that? Is it anything to be scared at ? The public debt ought to be paid and we have the money to pay it lying idle in the treasury vaults. As long as the debt remains unpaid a thousand millions of dollars of capital are exempted from their just share ot taxation. It continues in office a vast army of clerks to take care of the surplus and pay ont the interest upon bonds. It cramps tl • industry of the people by onerous and un necessary interest, by revenue taxes which pro duce more money than the government knows what to do with, and by prohibiting many capa ble men from engaging in the legitimate indus tries ot the country. Pay it off and we get rid of interest, taxes and the salaries of interest computers and tax collectors. What would be thought of a man who went on paying interest upon his debts when bis pockets were overflow ing with money ? Of course, the wealthy bond holders, represented by cranky Hewitt and little Perry Belmont, are opposed to the Mor rison resolution, but the people endorse it; their representatives have voted for it almost unanimously, and there will be an end, not only of Mr. Cleveland, but of the Democratic party, if a Presidential veto is interposed to thwart the people’s right to do as they please with their own surplus cash. SUMMER POLITICS. Now is the time when piazza conventions are usually held at Saratoga, Long Branch, New port and the thousand and one seaside and country hotels. Now is the time when the lead ers of parties meet, as if by accident, and settle nominations, arrangs deals and test the wires which they are going to pull in the Autumn. Other people go to thq Summer resorte to bathe, drive, drink the waters, flirt, dance, make love and get married; but the politicians of the old school mingle businese with pleasure and fix things by personal consultations while they are enjoying the fresh air, the sunshine and the scenery. The slates for the various offices are now being made up, and it is not too much to say that our future officials are being selected by the men in straw hats and flannel suits who seem to be quietly smoking and chat ting on various verandas. The conventional ceremony ot an election will have to be gone through in the Autumn; but the people cannot vote for candidates who are not nominated, and the nominations are being settled during the Summer in rural arm-chairs, over cooling bev erages. The only disturbance of this old-fashioned American manner of conducting political busi ness is the Civil Service craze. The managers are no longer certain as to the workers upon whom they may depend to carry out their plans. The Custom House used to be a tower of strength with them, and as the Cnetom House went so went the district, the State and the Union generally. But now the Civil Service Examiners are investigating the Custom House, and although Collector Hedden has put his de pendents upon the committee and whitewashed himself all over, there ie no knowing how the report of his proceedings will be received at Washington. Then here is a special pronuncia miento of the President threatening to cut off the heads of any postmasters or other govern ment officials who shall take a prominent part in politics, run a convention, edit a partisan paper or collect funds to bring out the party vote. It is useless to make plans on a piazza if nobody is to be allowed to carry them out, and if those who concoct them are not to be allowed to benefit by them when victory is won and the officee have to be distributed. No wonder that the air around the Summer hotels is blue with curses, as well as cigar-smoke, and that the best wish expressed in regard to Cleveland is that he had never been born. We have never taken much stock in the Sum mer machinery of politics ; but we confess that we feel a sympathy for the machine managers who are cramped and crippled by the Civil Ser vice humbug. If it meant anything practical, they might get used to it and employ it in poli tics ; but it is just one of those idiocies which, like the East wind, do nobody any good. In a free country it is absurd that an aristocracy of officeholders should be created. In a country which has barred out the Chinese it is ridicu lous that the Chinese system of selecting offi cials should be seriously adopted. To put a man into a place, not because he is fit for it or has ability, industry and experience, but be cause he can answer a cert-vn nnm'er ot ques tions in ancient history, and to Keen bim in ’lie place, not because ho doew th- u.iik ««;l, om I because no><dy a .., ,• L :. ~i - NEW YORK DISPATCH, JULY 18, 1886. this is the vaunted Civil Service system, and no wonder that everybody is disgusted with it. For once the veteran political managers on the hotel verandahs are in accord with the people, and they will not have to wait long before the Fat Boy in the White House and his lunatic mugwumps will play themselves out complete ly- f WRONG AND UNJUST. The workingmen know that the Dispatch has sustained them in most of their strikes to the utmost of its ability. It looked upon the boy cott of Mrs. Gray and Mrs. Landgraff as peurile and babyish. But that of the Third avenue road was right, and received our approval and that of the great majority of workingmen. But there is a half-way boycott now going on which we consider wrong and unjust. Mr. Ehret supplies Mr. Theiss with beer. He and Theiss are intimate. When the Carl Salm Society boy cotted Theiss, Mr. Ehret did his utmost to set tle the difficulty. When the men were put on trial, through no exertion on the part of either Mr. Theiss or Mr. Ehret, the latter gentleman was called as a witness by the lawyers for the men on trial. If those lawyers were so incom petent that they did not know the proper ques tions to ask Mr. Ehret, is ho to be blamed ? From all wo know of George Ehret, we are convinced that he is a man of the kindliest and most generous instincts. He is a wealthy man, but we know that he Is as plain in his manners to-day as ho vras when he first engaged in brewing with but a tew dollars in his pockets. As the boycott of Ehret's lager beer is unjust, those having the authority should raise it st once. An error like the present one is more injurious to the workingmen than to the boy cotted person. Otorial SWs. She Would and She Wouldn’t. — The old comedies are ever new, and, like his tory, constantly repeat themselves. Mrs. Henry Randolph, of Newark, N. J., loved, not wisely but too well, the gay aud dashing Henry Soisco, and agreed to leave her husband's bed and board and elope with her affinity. So she packed her trunk and sent it to the depot, and then sat down to try to remember whether she had forgotten anything beside her marriage vows. Being a woman, she changed her mind as she reflected, and did not go to the depot to join the gallant Scieco. He waited for her, and, failing to secure the woman, took possession of the trunk. Then Mrs. Randolph told her hus band the whole story, and, instead of fighting a duel with Soisco or shooting him on sight, he had the eloper arrested for stealing Mrs. Ran dolph’s wearing apparel. The remedy, although simple, was effectual. Alter a night in jail, Soisco declared that there was no feminine liv ing for whom he would sacrifice his liberty, and Mrs. Randolph asserted that there was no man alive for whom she would give up her trunk. There is no moral to this true tale, except that married ladies should sit down and think things over before they flee from their loving lords. But Newark, N. J., is now the scene of a new honeymoon. A Real Romance.—The imagination of the most audacious of French romancers never conceived of a double suicide so remark able as that of Adrian and Lucie Crucy, of Lexington avenue. They were well-to-do, re spectable people, of matuie age ; the man in a lucrative business down-town, the woman de voted to their bright and pleasant home. On the Fourth of July they went to the cemetery to decorate the graves of their relatives, and it is supposed that Mr. Crucy had a slight sun stroke. He felt ill, and his physician ordered him to refrain from business for a week or two. Thereupon both the brother and sister seem to have become insane for fear of poverty. They determined to commit suicide together, and made all their arrangements most methodic ally. The coroner's jury pronounced them temporarily insane ; but the authorities of the Catholic Church, taking note of the prepara tions which they had made for death, denied them the funereal rites. Were they mad, or were they simply tired of life ? If people so circumstanced can suddenly lose their reason and take their own lives, who of us can feel safe ? There is a mystery about this double sucide that has not yet been disclosed, and for years it will remain one of the puzzles of the period. New Treaty With England.—The cable reports that a new extradition treaty be tween the United States and England has been made and signed by our Minister at the Court ot St. James. It should be very carefully scru tinized before being accepted by the Senate. On our side the reason for a new treaty is that we went to get hold of the defaulters and other scoundrels who flee to Canada and live there upon our stolen funds. But, on the side of Eng land, there is no motive for a new treaty except the desire of the British Government to extra dite the Irishmen who have fled from tyranny and oppreseion and are accused of plotting in this country to free Ireland. To exchange pat riots for defaulters is not the policy of the United States. The surrender of one Irieh em igrant on the ground ot a political crime would be altogether too high a price to pay for the re turn of the criminal colony in Canada. Now that the British Government has fallen into the hands of the Tories, who are pledged to coerce Ireland and stamp out freedom, we cannot be too careful in weighing every provision of the proposed extradition treaty lest we should be entrapped into surrendering principles which are vital to our liberties and independence. Contempt of Court.—ls there any more flagrant contempt ot court than announc ing in a newspaper the decision of the Judges, in advance of its delivery, and then comment ing upon this supposed decision editorially, approving it or denouncing it, according to the views of the writer? Not only are the judges made ridiculous by the premature and unau thorized publication of their opinions, or of what is said to be their opinions, but the parties to the suit are greatly prejudiced. Apply these principles to the rumors which have been printed in the World, as to the verdict of the Court of Appeals in the Jaehne case, and there seems to have been an outrageous contempt committed. It has been represented that Jaehne will be released ; his friends have eulo gized the judges for freeing him ; some papers have abused the court for arriving at such a decision ; the case has been tried over again in print, and the first mutterings of a storm of reprobation against District Attorney Martine have been heard. This is all wrong, and ought to be prevented, either by the good sense of re sponsible editors, or by the punishment of reck less and irresponsible Bohemian journalists. Intemperate Temperance.—lt would seem that prohibition is gaining a very strong following in Georgia, among|people of all kinds and classes. The question is being taken up, discussed, and pushed forward with great vigor. It is catching both pulpit and platform, and Georgia seems bent on having a temperance revival of its own. Temperance, of course, is an excellent thing, and the wider it spreads the better for the physical, moral and material con dition of people generally. There is such a thing, however, as a temperance that is intem perate, that is too exacting and tyrannical, thus defeating the excellent end that the movement has in view. Moral suasion is better than absolute coercion in matters of this kind. It is hard to whip a State into sobriety, and in places where the severest prohibition laws prevail will often be found more drunkenness than else where. There alwavs comes reaction after too tight a pulL Carrying It Too Fab.—A mischiev ous crowd at Grand Forks, Dakota Territory, enjoyed themselves in a very unique manner some days ago. They decided that they would scare a young laborer of that section who had unwittingly fallen in love with a farmer’s wife, and they hanged the young fellow to a limb of a tree. With wild delight they enjoyed the fun amazingly—so much so that they let him hang a minute or two too long, and when they cut him down the young man was beyond the power of accepting their apologies. His mur i de: era recognized that the joke was turned on Uioin, aud they good-naturedly decided to give the u i ortunate a handsome coffin. One Day’s Crimes. —The daily press on Thursday last gave to its readers the details of one day's crimes throughout the country which by no means is encouraging to the aver age moralist. A desperate character known as Jim Allen killed a man at Carthage, Mo., and then fled to Arcadia, Kan. When a detective attempted to arrest him ho resisted and was shot dead in consequence. The desperate deeds and hardened crimes of Steve Renfro, of Alabama, would fill a volume. This desperado escaped from prison recently and on Wednes day was caught near Enterprise, Miss., and lodged in jail. An hour afterward he was taken out by masked men and hanged to a tree. A tramp on Wednesday last was endeavoring to pawn his underclothes in Philadelphia, when a detective suspected something and arrested the man. It was soon found that the man was no other than James J. Mason, of New Orleans, who a year ago had collected $30,000 for the Chaflee Brothers in Central America and spent the money in speculation and high living. It was supposed that Mason had been robbed and murdered in Central America. The Rev. John Lakey and his son were literally hacked to pieces at Fayetteville, Ark., by a farmer who objected to Lakey trespassing upon his prop erty. The French Refugees.—The Herald, which is apparently becoming a monarchical pa per, with Lord Bennett as its editor and pro prietor, says: “ Our correspondent sends by ca ble an account of the simple and undemonstra tive reception of the Duo D’Aumale and the Due de Chartres at Brussels.” This is a more juggling with words. The Duo D’Aumale and the Duo de Chartres had no reception whatever at Brussels, as the Herald’s own report ehows. Not a single person awaited them at the railway station, except the friends who had preceded them from Paris; there was not a single cheer as they drove to their hotel, and they dined at the table d’hote, like any other unimportant personages. Accused of being conspirators against the French Republic, on behalf of an obsolete monarchy, they have been exiled from France. Whether the act was a wise one or not, time alone can tell. But the treatment of the French princes looks as though the Gov ernment of France did not have confidence in the stability of the Republic. Lawyers’ Talk.—Judge Gildersleevo recently made peace between a couple of angry attorneys with this sage remark: “The state ments made by one lawyer against another are not matters at which any lawyer should take offence.” This is a judicial utterance of which all laymen will approve, but it is not at all complimentary to the legal protession. Law yers are paid to talk; they talk a great deal too much, and if the statements they make about each other are so utterly baseless and trivial that no lawyer ought to take offence at them, why should the jurors and the outsiders pay any attention to such verbiage ? They Wouldn't Have It. —Whatever may be thought of Cleveland in other sections of the country, the residents of Bellaire, Ohio, don’t take any stock whatever in the Chief Magistrate. There was a Democratic State Con vention there on Wednesday last, and when the chairman referred to Mr. Cleveland as having the patriotism of Washington, the courage of Jackson, and being as true as the coin of the realm, somebody in the audience told the chair man “to drop o i himself,” and when he didn’t take the hint, the speaker’e sentiments about Cleveland were loudly hissed. Popularity Deserved.—There is no magazine published which is more popular with women than “ The Young Ladies* Jour nal,” and it well deserves its popularity. It is excellently edited, the storiee are interesting and pure, and each number is accompanied by an enormous fashion supplement. The August number is now on sale. and (EnO. •W ~ SB ST W ONE LETTER. Mv Own Dear Min—We have arrived here in the Catskills safe and sound, and we are hav ing, oh, such a glorious time. It is just too glorious for anything I You can't imagine what nice young men there are here, and we have picnics and excursions every day. I have already received three offers of mar riage, but have refused all of them because, you know, we promised each other that we should be married together. How I do wish that you were here and then we would fulfill our mutual promise right straight away. We went fishing yesterday and I had such a fright. I was sitting on the bank of a brook catching a thirty-pound trout in a scap net (I think they call it) when one of the speckled beau ties got up my sleeve aud wriggled around. I screamed, and would have fainted, had it not been for Percy St. Armand, who blushingly pulled it down. I thought I should have died. It was most as big as a whale. We take a walk to Niagara Falls nearly every evening. Niagara Falls is only a short walk from here and it is so pleasant. I have never seen anything to approach the falls in beauty, except, perhaps, the falls on the Passaic river. I suppose that you are sweltering in the heat at home, and oh ! how I do pity you. I wish that you would drop in upon us. , Cold ! It has been so cold here that we have been compelled to sleep under blankets every night and have grate fires in the room by day. We have to change our dresses half a dozen times a day. It is terribly laborious. Shouldn’t you think so? Of course you can’t imagine what a trouble it is, as you have never been further away from home than Yaphank, L. 1., but maybe some time you can prevail upon your father to bring you here. You don’t know how tanned I am getting. All the young fellows say that I am as brown as a berry and that it enhances my style of beauty. But here comes Algernon De Yere with his pony phaeton, and I suppose I must go out to ride with him, as I promised him yesterday that I would. He is worth several millions of dol lars, and I want to have the fun of having him propose. Be a good, dear girl until I see you. Don’t write, as we may leave here any day for a trip to the Million Islands. Yours, affectionately, Jen. THE OTHER LETTER. Mv Darling Jen:—Your letter has just been forwarded to me up here in the Adirondacks and you don’t know how I was surprised to hear that you had gone to the Catskills, as the neighbors all said that you were spending the Summer in Hoboken. Talk about style ! I really and truly never saw anything like it in my life, and as for proposals ! oh, my ! Remembering our mutual promise, I have refused any number of counts and dukes. I came very near succumbing, however, to a German Prince, but thought of the promise just in the nick of time. Poor fellow I I felt sorry for him ! He actu ally cried I He owns several large estates on the contin ent and has an inocme of a million pounds a week. So you see how much I love you. It is one round of pleasure from morning to night, and 1 have to stay in my room half the time to keep the horrid blue-blooders from throwing themselves at my feet. Sorry to hear that you are “ as brown as a berry.” It isn’t fashionable this year and I never go out without a double-lined parasol, which one of my maids holds over my head. It is excruciatingly cold here too. Last even ing we actually had to sleep under a feather bed. It is the only thing that will prevent a long sojourn here. We make frequent trips, before breakfast, to Newport and Saratoga. Only a trifling distance, and we return with such appetites ! So you are going to the Million Islands? How I wish I was going with you I But then it would be impossible, for during the latter part of the week Count Goway is to take a party ot us in his yacht to the Billion Islands. We are to be absent three weeks. Don t write, aa • \»*t»r would never reach mo. On August Iwa start for Europe in the count’s yacht. A thousand kisses from Min. [Note.—Min and Jen reside at Nos. 1346 and 1448 Blank avenue in this city, and neither has been out of her bed-room since her trunks were carried to the storehouse. Their old men are broke, and their mammas are endeavoring to keep up appearances. 0. and E.] SMALL CHANGE. Nearly every man in Kansas is a physician since the prohibition movement origi nated. Tarantula juice has beeen discovered to be a remedy for every ailment that flesh is heir to, and all manner ot citizens meet on the street corners, look at each other’s tongues, feel each other’s pulses and then swap prescriptions. The whole State looks as if it was shaking hands and endeavoring to turn itself inside out. Skinsinnaughty is getting to be a great place. When they can’t wipe out a visit ing club by fair means and the umpire, they wipe out the visiting club and the umpire by means of beer-glasses. The “ boys” wouldn’t mind it so much it the beer-glasses were loaded; but when empty glasses are used, the effect is not only heartrending, but heartrending in the extreme. John Chinaman has discovered a new source of amusement. He arranges sparrow mains and goes over to Jersey to pit the spar rows against each other. We don’t know what ohance one sparrow can stand against another, but if he’ll try sparrow versus cat, we’ll bet on the sparrow every trip and begin to get ready to make our annual visit to the queen. An up-town woman owns and cares for twenty-five cats. We haven’t heard the true reason for this bit of eccentricity, but, if anybody is going to sell pools in the matter, we don’t mind wagering a small amount that she is about to get married, and is doing a little rehearsing in anticipation of the usual “ been down to the club” lie. Legislators Glover, of Missouri, and Lowry, of Indiana, recently had a little picnic in the House and called each other liars and blackguards. We don’t mean to endeavor to say that either is a liar, but for fear ot making a mistake, wo will give them the benefit of the doubt and believe the “ blackguard” portion of the impeachment. An anaconda, said to be twenty-six feet long, has escaped from a Coney Island mu seum, and is now roaming somewhere along the beach. The reporters are sitting upon the fences and the first one that reports that Anna has cleared out the West End fakirs will be presented with a vote of thanks and a schooner of froth. The captain of the “ Circassian,” who has just completed an Eastern voyage, asserts that he counted thirty-eight icebergs on the trip. That accounts tor the hot weather we have just passed through—or that has just passed through us. The icebergs must have sweat fearfully in endeavoring to out-lie the captain. John Ruskin states, gratefully, that “he owes more to the cab-drivers than to any other people in the world.” That’s just the case with us, but then the debts were contract ed when the cabs were built with big back windows, and as it was after dark and the cab man couldn’t recognize us, we think we’ll repu diate. The president and cashier of a Ne braska bank has now skipped with SIOO,OOO. If depositors will persist in permitting a man to be both president and cashier of a bank, they deserve to be fleeced. But then, perhaps it is better; for only one family is left desolate, and only one Sunday school is temporarily crippled. Vennor is at it again, and predicts a big storm that will sweep half our coast into kingdom come. If the storm really comes, and if Vennor could only arrange It so that he could be at the scene of the disaster, we’d erect a monument to his memory, even if we couldn’t find enough of him to plant under it. The telegraph announces that the thermometer in some portions of Kansas stood at 107 in the shade on Wednesday last. “The Lord tempers the wind to the shorn lamb,” and maybe the Lord is taking pity on the Kan sas folks, and wants to accustom them to the Hereafter. The congregation of the Sands Street M. E. Church, Brooklyn, object to having a gin mill on their corner. There are enough gin mills in Brooklyn now, Heaven knows; but maybe the whole matter could be settled if the deacons could be furnished with commutation tickets. A Blufton, Ohio, bank was entered by burglars the other night, and the cashier is under suspicion and arrest. This is an entire ly new way lor a cashier to work a bank; bnt maybe the president always remained awake all day, and that they watched each other too closely. Those Canadians had better drop it and run. They are now accused of ill-treating their Yankee captives. If they are not careful we’ll forgive every absconding thief, present them with free pardons, bring them home and burst up the whole blooming Canadian institu tion. Somebody has been imposing upon Buddonsiek's family by fleecing them out of money for the avowed purpose of liberating Bud. Who knows, now, but that Buddensiek was also imposed upon, and that somebody slapped those houses up when he wasn’t look ing? A Massachusetts Yankee has patent ed a process by which a person can see around a corner. This will be an excellent thing for a man who has a large number of creditors—pro viding the creditors don’t hear ot it and get up a corner in the machines. Then we are all lost. Ben Butler announces that he wont run for Congress this year, for the reason that Congressmen are compelled to work too hard. Ben must mean with their jaws, and wo have never heard that Ben had ever been troubled with even an incipient attack of the lockjaw. A learned scientist, an officer in the United States army, has discoved a new brand of mosquito, larger and more venomous than any heretofore discovered, He probably dis covered it while endeavoring to play the gov ernment for a suoker with a long bill. Several shaky buildings have recent ly tumbled down in the city. The authorities needn't hunt for crooked architects or builders. Let them just ascertain if there isn’t a meeting room of volunteer firemen in the locality and apply the remedy. Miss Cleveland’s book, " The Long Run,” is promised a big run. We haven’t seen it yet, and are therefore unable to state wheth er it refers to a run for the Presidency or has a lingering and humorous reference to the green apple season. A band of one hundred Greek gypsies is now on its way to New York, supposably for the purpose of exhibiting here. As soon as they land the Fire Department should be sent down to Castle Garden, and be given full power. A local mob, on Wednesday last, at tacked a gang of dog-catchers and liberated a score or more of canines. The only people who applauded the act were a number of bologna and liverwurst dealers of the surround. Our army is after Geronimo yet, but Geronimo manages to dodge out of the way. If the government would shake off a little of its penuriousness and purchase a bicycle for the army the chase would soon be ended. Babon db Worms has obtained a di vorce from his wife. The Baron has had a heap of trouble in his domestic relations. Maybe it was the name. A little catnip tea might have saved the whole trouble. At Albany’s Bi-Centennial there is to be a re-union of all the ex-members of the Leg islature. The native Albanians will probably take to the woods and permit the legislators to have the whole town to themselves. Joaquin Miller has officially an nounced that.he wont write any more poetry. It is strange, but it seems to us that Joaquin had taken that nledge in his early yoaih and bad stuck co it lit I a little man. GOSSIP OF THE WEEK. What transparent rubbish is this paragraphing, from one end of the country to another, that Madame Janisb has a play “ written for her by Sardou.” Sardou doesn't run a mill which grinds out plays to order at the rate of one a week. It is now in order for Lena Aberle to turn up with a play “written expressly for her by Sardou.” Anyhow, why not give poor Sardou a rest and tackle Alexan dre Dumas or, say—mine ancient—M. D’Ennery. Lillian Lewis stars next season in “ Odette,” opening September 6th in Syracuse, N. Y. She has had an entire new second act written and will ap pear in a “Sappho’’ dress, which is likely to create a sensation. During the play Miss Lewis will fight a duel with rapiers, and is now taking fencing les sons of a retired English army officer. Miss Rose Coghlan will not be seen as “Our Joan” next season. She wHI appear in “School for Scandal,” “Masks and Faces,” “London Assurance,” “The Lady of Lyons,” “Much Ado About Nothing,” “As You Like It” and “Macbeth.” Miss Marie Prescott will star next season in “Pygmalion and Galatea,” “As You Like It,” “Czaka,” “Twelfth Night,” “Meg Merrillos” and “Romeo and Juliet.” R. D. McLean will bo the leading man of the company. Paul Nicholson will have the manage inent of the starring tour of Henry E. Walton next season. The Australian-English actor will be seen in “ The Cuckoo,” that had a run of two hundred nights in Melbourne and Sydney. The season begins in August. z On Friday morning last our esteemed and always bright contemporary, the Sun, published as news, the marriage of Manager Gilmore, of Niblo’s Gar den. Barring the fact that the Dispatch of July 4th contained an account of this matrimonial event, the Sun’s record is correct. It shines for all. A well known theatrical manager of this city recently made a visit to Cape May. He wfts asked to drive over to Cape May Point to see the light house there, but declined the invitation, on the ground that “he had seen enough light houses during the past Winter to satisfy him for the rest of his life.” The flow of visitors to the American Exchange, No. 449 Strand, somewhat impeded the progress of the alterations and improvements Mr. Henry F. Gillig, the general manager, has added to the favor ite resort of Americans in London. But the work is now nearly completed, and the improvements make the building the handsomest within eyeshot of Charing Cross. The Exchange continues the rendezvous of American tourists and actors, as well as travelers generally, where Mr. Gillig, Mr. Hobart, Mr, Tozer. Mr. Glanvill and Mr. Hamilton make Americans feel at home. There is no institu tion in Europe more worthy of American patron* age. Manager J. Charles Davis has filled about two thirds of the initial season at the new Hoboken (N. J.) Theatre, and with first-class attractions. Lester Wallack, Kate Claxton, Osmond Tearle. “Bunch of Keys,” “Hoodman Blind,” «• Silver King,” “Zitka,” ”Rag Baby,” “Blackmail.” E. K. Collier. John A. Stevens and “ Wages of Sin ” are among the com panies booked. Miss Helen Dauvray sails from Liverpool for New York, August 14th, reaching here about the 20th of that month. She brings back with her an extensive wardrobe and completely restored health. Rehearsals of “One of Our Girls ” will begin abont September Ist, and a brief tour of the principal cities will be commenced at the Park Theatre, Bos ton, September 27. Thomas W. Keene, the tragedian, is at the At lantic Highlands of New Jersey, where he is famil* iarly known as the “ Skipper of Navesink Beach.” He is the happy owner of a yacht, in which he sails the ocean blue and is getting on an Othello com plexion for his next tour. Strictly speaking, Mr. Keene is in splendid form and in good condition for his next starring tour. Miss Rose Coghlan is enjoying her vacation at her farm on the Hudson river; divides her time between planting morning glories, driving and reading up the parts that will constitute her reper toire for next season. Miss Coghlan will play a three weeks* engagement at the Union Square The* atre, during which she will be seen Id “Twelfth Night,” “The School for Scandal,” “Masks and Faces,” “London Assurance,” “The Lady of Ly ons,” “ Much Ado About Nothing,” “As You Like It” and “Macbeth.” Manager J. M. Hill has signed contracts for the appearance of the following female stars at the Union Square Theatre: Modjeska, Margaret Mather, Fanny Davenport, Rhea and Rose Coghlan, with the back counties to be heard from. Theatrical affairs in New York are quiet, with a drooping market, for aoubrettas and first old men. There is an indication of an overstocked market and the bears have the field. That’s what somebody has said in type—and of course it must be true. The scenery used at the Union Square Theatre in “ Romeo and Juliet” is to be transported across the continent to San Francisco, and all the performers will make the journey direct. Margaret Mather is to add Peg Woffington to her repertory. There have been few Pegs here in late years. Carlotta Le clercq used to play the character a good deal, and Miss Kate Field gave the character an aesthetic worry at Booth’s Theatre, seasons ago. Charles Maubury produces his new comedy, “The Grass Widow,” at Pope’s Theatre, St. Louis, November Ist. Buffalo Bill’s Wild West show, while exhibiting at ths Gentlemen’s Driving Park, in Philadelphia, attracted the vast number of 167,479 persons in fif teen performances, and on several days it rained. Buffalo Bill received $70,254.10 as his share, being eighty-five per cent, of the gross receipts. The Driving Park realized $5,018.15 as. their share for privileges. “ Why an Actor Quit Dbink” is the heading of an article that is going the rounds. We have not read it, but imagine it was because he was broke. Mr. J. B. Studley is in London, on a visit, where “Our Genial Jack” is being lionized. Several managers have offered him their theatres and com panies to appear as Edmund Dantes in "Monte Cristo,” and Mathias in “The Bells,” and he may be induced to treat London to a sample of his un disputed talents and powers before returning home —not Englished. Mr. J. W. Collier is making extensive prepara tions for the starring tour of Mr. E. K. Collier, who will inaugurate his season—under J. W.’s manage ment—at the People’s Theatre, Monday evening, Aug. 30, appearing in the title role of “ Metamora” —the play which the late Edwin Forrest made fa mous. Mr. Collier will include in his repertoire “Jack Cade,” “Virginius,” and “Damon and Py thias.” The plays will be presented with new and appropriate scenic settings, and the costumes and appointments are promised to be historically cor rect. Mr. Ed Collier is young and ambitious, has had ample and thorough experience as a leading man, possesses a fine presence and withal being a dili gent student, will make every exertion to deserve, even though he may not gain, that success which the aspiring expect. Mr. Lawrence Barrett begins the rehearsals of his company in this city August 23d. The contract for a three weeks engagement of Rhea at the Union Square Theatre next season has been signed and delivered. The fair actress sails from Havre for this city on August 14th, and will go direct to Halifax, where she opens her next tour August 23d. During the season, Mlle. Rhea will be seen in several new plays. Miss Lilian Olcott returned from Paris last Sun day, in the “Normandie,” and appears to be in good health and spirits. She brought with her the models of the scenery and costumes for Sardou’s ‘•Theodora,” which she will produce at Niblo’s Garden, September 13th, with Oriental splendor. During Miss Olcott’s visit to Paris she has been coached in the title role of this play by Sardou in person, and should give an interesting impersona tion of the part. Osmond Tearle, the English actor, who stars next season in an English drama, will play thirty three weeks of one-night stands—so it is stated. Mrs. Tearle will accompany him. Phil H. Letmen, the manager of the Wisting Opera House, Syracuse, Grand Opera House, Rochester, and the New Windsor Theatre, Chicago, is in town. His office is at H. 8. Taylor's Managers Exchange, on Fourteenth street, where nearly all the prominent managers are to be found when in the city. Augustus Pitou, having finished all his business arrangements for the forthcoming tour of Robert B. Mantell and W. J. Scanlan, has gone to Canada to catch the festive salmon. Dalziel, in a recent issue of his Chicago News Letter, wonders “Where Nym Crinkle is disposing of his surplus incoherency, but the Portland Ore gonian, just to hand, explains it all. But why chose this Athens of the northwest for such a purpose? The festive confuter of infidels has apparently nev er met an Athenian from Portland (Oregon), or he would never have dared to send such trash to so in tellectual a community. Now if he had selected Chicago, or even Tacoma, it would not have been so tad, -u< Portland, Oregon ! Well, Mr. Crinkle, wait i uni.i ><>«, ■ and then you wil appreciate ! yiiir n e;-iur. Miles and Barton havo received the manuscript and prompt-book of “ Jack Sheppard.” This is the latest London success in burlesques, and they will open their regular season at the Bij >u Opera House with it, beginning in the middle of Septem ber. Nat Goodwin will do the leading part of Jonathan Wild, assumed in the Gaiety Theatre, London production, by Frederick Leslie. Goodwin leaves Liverpool, Angust 4th, for New York, and rehearsals will begin immediately after his arrival. «' Jack Sheppard” is the work of Yardly and Stephens, and is called an operatic, melo-dramatio burlesque. Mr. Goodwin, who bought it for Miles and Barton, says in a private letter that it is the best thing of the kind he has ever seen. The plot is cleverly developed, following the original story pretty faithfully. There was a keen competition for the American right to the burlesque between American man agers and their representatives in London, but Goodwin who had sat it through four times, and had come to the conclusion that it was just what Milos and Barton and he wanted, bid the others out of the field. When terms had been settled with the authors, a new difficulty arose. The Manager of the Gaiety Theatre claimed that the gags and business which had bean added to the burlesque during the continued performance of it, belonged to them, and not to the authors, and refused to relinquish the prompt-book. Goodwin would not take the bur. lesque without these embellishments. After some trouble the authors arranged matters with the managers, delivered the prompt-book to Goodwin, who forwarded it to Miles and Barton. Miles and Barton are selecting a strong company to support Mr. Goodwin In “ Jack Sheppard.” Miss Loie Ful ler, who has made a distinct hit in “Humbug,” will play the part of Jack Sheppard, done in Lon don by Nellie Farren, and Jennie Weathersby will do Mrs. Sheppard. Mr. E. D. Price, who was once the agent of John McCullough, will commence at the Chestnut Street Opera House, Philadelphia, on September 13th, an exhibition of stage relics of the past, which will dis count even Booth's Boston Museum Company. Mr. Price exhumed the collection from a mass of dra matic deposits on the Pacific coast, and the prin cipal specimens which ho proposes to present in the cast of “ Macbeth,” are in a good state of preserva tion, and are classified in the catalogue as Frank Mordaunt, Dan Harkins, C. B. Bishop, J. J. Wallace and McKee Rankin. It is possible Mr. Price may be able to add Mrs. Rachel Cantor to the collection as Lady Macbeth. “ And verily I say unto you the day of Ressurection is near—be ye prepared for it.” The Weston Brothers, known as the Musical Kings, for many seasons with Thatcher, Primrose and West’s Minstrels, will be seen the coming season in their new sensational comedy drama “ Our Minstrel Boys.” Manager Horace Wall, who with his family U enjoying the seclusion that a brief vacation grants on his farm at Guilford, Conn., was in town last week. The dates for the next season of the New Haven Opera House are very nearly filled. N. C. Elmendorf will produce an entirely new and original society sensational drama entitled “Peggy, the Fisherman’s Child,” early Id Septem ber. He had the play written expressly for Miss Ollie Redpatb, the little child actress. The play is by Annie Lewis, whose Western border drama* “Plasar.” was produced in Philadelphia, at ths Chestnut Street Theatre. We are in weekly receipt of more or less lengthy “notices ” which are kindly sent us by Mr. Richard Mansfield’s enterprising press agent, and of which “ any mention will oblige yours truly, the manage ment, etc.” We therefore “ mention ” this fact to Mr. Mans field, his heirs, agents and assigns, that the Dis patch is not in the habit of extending the alms of free advertising to anybody. Mr. Mansfield, his heirs, agents and assigns will therefore avoid a waste of paper, envelopes, postage and other trifles of ex penditure, by sending the aforesaid “ notices” else where than to this office. Buffalo Bill’s Wild West.—Tha attendance of visitors to this extraordinary exhibi tion of the realism of life on the frontier seems to ncrease with each day's performances. The grand stands are packed long before the hour of com mencement, atad the throng elsewhere on ths grounds is, in its size, a spectacle of crowded humanity worthy of remembrance. There has never been in or near this city any attraction of any sort which has had, “rain or shine,” such An uninterrupted succession of immense and con stantly increasing audiences, and it can bo truth fully added, no attraction which in subject and in the real sm of its illustrations, more deserving of patronage. It is not a matter of wonder then that, after witnessing Buffalo Bill’s “Wild West,” Mark Twain should have become “enthused,” and written to ths famous scout, Mr. Cody, these lines : I have now seen your • Wild West ’ show, two days in succession, and have enjoyed it thoroughly. It brought vividly back the breezy, wild life of the great plains and the Rocky Mountains, and stirred me like a war song. Down to its smallest details the show is genuine—cowboys, vaqueros, Indians* stage-coach, costumes and all; it is wholly free from sham and insincerity and the effects produced upon me by its spectacles were identical with those wrought upon me a long time ago by the same spectacles on the frontier. Your pony expressman was as tremendous an interest to me yesterday as hs was twenty-three years ago, when he used to coms whizzing by from over the desert with his war news; and you r bucking horses were aven pun lully real to me. as I rode one of those outrages once for nearly a quarter of a minute. It is often said on the other side of the water that none of the exhibi tions which we send to England are purely and dis tinctively American. If you will take the •• Wild West ” show over there yon can remove that re proach.” “The Wild West” with its wonderful gathering of vaqueros, cowboys, hunters, Indians, sharp shooters, and its transcripts of real life in the far West—the robbery of the Deadwood Coach—bunt ing ths buffalo—the Indians attack on the settler’s cabin and their repulse—and a score of other illus trations—make up a panorama of events which are but pages in the history of the American frontier. The number of visitors during the past week aggregated—according to the returns—a total of 193,960—and the present week doubtless will go be yond 200,000, in the actual estimate. To-day the grounds—as they were last Sunday— will be open to visitors, the admission being only twenty-five cents. In the afternoon, as well as in the evening, the vast throngs who will gather here will have an opportunity o boo ng h the babi aits of the far frontier pass their Sabbaths. They will sea the Indians in their village and their methods of worship, and how the cowboys and sconti relieve the monotony of one day’s rest. It will b) a glimpt• of the peace and quiet of Sunday in the primitive forests and border land of the West as compared with the wild unrest, the excitements of the hunt, the forage and raids and unsettled life of the rest of the week. New Windsob Theatbb.—With the present week Manager Murtha will bring his first season to a successful close. He has established the new house firmly in the affections of the East-side theatre-goers and has made money. The attraction for the closing week will be the old Bowery play of the “Life of Jack Sheppard, from the Cradle to the Grave,” with a cast of old-timers, including Mrs. W. G. Jones, Miss Millie Sackett, Joseph P. Winter, Maurice B. Pike and N. S. Wood. The house will then be closed until August 16th, when the next regular season will be opened with Frederick Warde in a round of the legitimate, to be followed in quick succession by many of the most popular stars and combinations. National Theatbb.—Mr. William J. Fleming, who has not appeared for some time upon the local stage, comes forward at last—of course, at the Instigation of Manager Heumann—and will make himself heard as well as seen during the pres ent week here in a revival of the spectacular drama of “Around the World in Eighty Days.” Mr. Fleming will impersonate the character of Phineas Fogg—the eccentric hero of the play. He will be supported by Mr. E. W. Marston, as Passe partout, his servant. Mr. Fleming and Mr. Marston claim to be the original representatives in this country of these characters. The remainder of the cast will be filled by the memben of the regular company of the house. The drama wiH be presented with new scenic set tings, mechanical effects, costumes and music. In eonsequence of the length of time required for the performance of this spectacle, there will not be the usual extent of variety entertainment which usually forms a portion of the regular programme. Mr. Charlie Schilling will be seen and heard, how ever, in a melange of his “originalities,” which will be made the more notable by his performance upon four musical instruments at one and the same time. Matiness will be given on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. Special sacred concerts will be in order this afternoon and evening. Bijou Opeba House.—Mr. Roland Reed, aided and abetted by Alice Hastings and divers others of his company, played and is p aying, and will continue to play, a sort of “Hum<ai K ,’* to which the public has thus far extended ‘.he liberal encouragement. In fact, ••Humbug”- thia special “Humbug”—is a • go.” And Reed a happy. So are Miles and Barton.. CiUo Matinee as usual.