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MASONIC MATTERS: What Can Wo More l Forms;
The Scottish Rite In Elmira; What Is Masonry—ls it
Christianity 1 Putnam Lodge; Independent Lodge;
Obituary; The Late Mrs. John Hoole; Strlners in the
Orient; Templar Notes; Clambake on Bergen Hights;
Personal; Goodly Opinion from Over Ute Sea; Labor
old zach Taylor.
Washee-Washee. —We cannot tell you
how the Chinamen put the gloss on shirt bosoms.
Our advice is, do not use the Chinese gloss if you
find out what it is. That gloss destroys a shirt
bosom in about two washings. But the following is
an excellent starch for making shirt bosoms glossy :
Procure two ounces of white gum arabio, pound in
to a powder. Next put into a pitcher and pour on
it a pint or more of boiling water, uccording to the
degree of strength you desire, and then, having cov
ered it, let it set all night; in the morning pour it
carefully from the dregs into a clean battle. Cork
it and keep it for use. A tablespoonful of this gum
stirred into a pint of starch that has been made in
the usual manner, will give a beautiful gloss to a
shirt bosom, and to lawns, either white or printed,
a look of newness to which nothing else can restore
them after washing. It is also good (much diluted)
for white muslin and bebbinet.
J. P. M.—We stated last week in an
swer to your question that no man had ever been
re-appointed on the police more than once. We
received our information from what we imagined
good authority. But the following letter proves
that our statement was wrong:
To the Editor of the New York Dispatch :
Dear Sir.—l saw an answer in your paper of Sun
day. August 29, in regard to the number of times a
man has been on the police (re-appointed). You
answer “once.” Now, 1 wish to inJorm you that 1
know a man that was on the police three times. He
was appointed by Com. Henry Smith once, and
twice by Com. Bosworth. So you see he waste,
appointed twice. If anybody doubts this statement
you can refer them to me. T. P. K.
This correspondent sends his full name and ad
dress to us to be given to any doubting Thomas.
An Old Beader. —The following are
the “ storm signals ” displayed on the Equitable
building: Red border with black square in centre
—cautionary against approaching storm from any
direction; white border with black square incentre
—cautionary against winds expected to be in a
northern or western direction, or off shore. Weather
signals: Red globe within a white border —higher
temperature; red half-moon within white border
lower temperature; red star within a white border
—stationary temperature; blue globe within whlt<
border—general rain or snow; blue half-moon
within white border—clear or fair weather; blue
star within white border—local rain or snow; blue
square within white border—cold wave.
Veba.—-Most writers have supposed
that the word “noon” is derived from "nona,”
nine. An almanao printed at Antwerp in 1530 spells
the word “none,” and this suggests, according to
Edwards, that the term originally meant •' none,”
UOtbing. After the clock had struck 12. the cyclo
Was complete, and there was nothing to count. At
the expiration of the first hour one could be
Counted, in another hour two, and so on. It is
more than probable, the. efore, that “ none," or as
we call it. “noon,” originally meant the time when
Sone or nothing could be named as the hour of ths
Postal.—lst. Newspapers can only be
pent to regular subscribers as second class matter
The paper you desire to mail will probably not cost
you more than a one or two cent stamp. 2d. Tran*
•lent newspapers cost one cent for two ounces or
less. If over two ounces they cost according to
their weight. Bd. By reading the postal laws you
can obtain a clear understanding of them. We be
lieve you can buy the postal laws from W. Reid
Gould, in the Sun building,
Tom Bbown. —St. Helena takes its
Dame from having been discovered on St. Helena's
day, the 21st of May, 1501. It was taken by the
English from the Dutch in 1673, and was held by
the East India Company, by a royal charter, until
1833. It was actually in the possession of the com
pany when the Emperor Napoleon was imprisoned
and died there, but was ceded to the government
for the purpose of his occupation.
Ambitious. —We have read your short
story, and found it without merit. What little plot
there is has been worn threadbare, and it never was
particularly worthy of use. Your knowledge of
grammar is small, and your excellence as a speller
would not win you a prize in a spelling bee. If you
desire to apply your talents—whatever they may
be—to literattire, considerable more schooling will
do you no harm.
Scrap Book. —For a good paste that
will neither decay nor become moldy, mix clean
flour with cold water into a paste, well blended, then
add boiling water, stirring well up until it is of a
consistency that can be eas ly and smoothly spread
with a brush; add to this a spoonful or two ot
brown sugar, a little corrosive sublimate, and abor t
half a dozen drops of oil of lavender or other suita
ble perfume.
Theresa.—“l wrote to another paper
asking what was the meaning of my name, Theresa.
The answer given wae: 'Theresa is the feminine o.
Terence, which was the name of a Latin poet.’ A
triend tells me that the answer is incorrect. Wil!
Vou please enlighten me?” The name Theresa is
from the Greek, and means “carrying ears of corn.”
Dick. —The candidate of the Repub
licans for President in 1872 was Grant, and of the
Democrats Greeley. The former received 440,73 b
votes, and the latter 387,232. The Republican can
didate for Governor at the same election was John
A. Dlx and the Democratic Francis Kernan. Dix
received 445,801 votes, and Kernan 392,350.
Two OF a Kind.—The execution o
Michael Barrett, concerned in the plot to blow up
Clerkenwell prison, at Newgate, London, on May
26, 1868, was the last public execution in England.
On Septembers, 1868, the first private execution
took place inside of Newgate, being that of a man
named Mackay, for murder.
Abel.—John Brougham, the actor and
playwright, was born in Dublin, Ireland, May 8,
1810, and died in New York, June 7, 1880. He was a
very pleasing actor—especially excelling in Irish
and eccentric parts. He was, also, one of the most
prolific and successful of recent dramatists.
Morton House.—You are correct in
your assertion that Jack Cade, the “Kentish rebel,”
was born in Ireland. Also that at the head of an
army of 20,000 insurgent yeomen he entered Lon
don and held tbat city in capture in 1450. He was
killed in the same year in Sussex county.
James L.—We know of no better ex
ercises than [smart walking and rowing. Exercise,
however, of the healthiest kind can be overdone.
Match walking and race rowing are more injurious
than healthful. Be as judicious in your exercise as
you are in your eating and drinking.
Constant Beadeb.—A boy born in the
United States, whether or not his parents were
naturalized, is eligible to the Presidency. Andrew
Jackson, seventh President of the United States,
was born within a couple of months after his
parents landed in this country.
A Constant Beadeb.—This inquirer
wan.ts to know when 'a noted character, known as
Indian Ned,” was shot and killed in a concert sa
loon in Broadway. We do not recall the occurrence.
Perhaps some reader may be able to supply the 11-
W. McK.—The population of the
earth is estimated to be: Europe, 318,434.000; Asia
834,707,000; Africa, 205,679,000; America, 98,495.500;
Australia and Polynesia, 4,031,000 : Polar regions’
82,000. Total, 1,461,428,500.
F. B.— We have asked the Masonic
authorities of this paper if there is a representative
of the Grand Lodge of Sweden in this country.
They do not know. You ean enter any lodge in that
Country in the usual way.|
8. M.—Your liver is out of order.
You should at once seek the advice of a good physi
cian. By attempting to doctor yourself it is likely
that you will soon be a candidate for a wooden
J. A. H.—No body of colored men
have as yet received a charter from the Grand Lodge
of Masons of the State of New York, hence all lodges
composed of negroes are considered clandestine.
Y. H. Prum.—We have been unable
to learn the dimensions of the largest schooner
afloat; but have been informed that there are four
masted schooners of a thousand tons register.
Veteran.—The veteran was entitled
to the bounty under the equalization act. But at
this late date he will have to put the matter into
the hands of a bounty claim agent.
B. 8. M.—Your questions are so
blindly put that we do not understand wbst yon
want to know. Be more clear and we win try to
give you the information you seek.
Jane.—Cross eyes can be cured. Any
of our best surgeons think nothing |of making
such cures. The cost is at almost any figure from
SSO upward.
J. W. C.-r-Jack Cade lived in the time
of Henry VI., who reigned from 1422 until he was
deposed in 1461, The Kentish rebellion took place
in 1450. 1
T. B. V.—The name Orion is pro
nounced thus, according to Webster’s Dictionary;
“ O-ri-ou "—the accent on the second syllable.
BknS.-“I was born on the 27th of
May, 1360. Will you please inform me on what day
of the week the 27th fellV” On Sunday.
Eailboad.—There are United States
Secret Service Officers, there are City Detectives,
but New York State has no detectives.
Arbitrator.—The salaries of the
worn: n t< a'hers in our pubLo schools range from
S4OO to $2,000 a year.
E. Canter.—We have never known of
St. George, S. 1., baiog called Casino.
Jldu toll Jfepaicjj.
TO A.l>
Owing to our large edition we are compelled tn go to
press at an early hour, hence ADVERTISEMENTS CAN
To Masonic Advertisers.
Those desiring to advertise in our Masonlo columns
must have their advertisements n our office BEFORE
vertisement can be inserted on the Masonic Page attar
that hour.
has a larger circulation than any
other Sunday Newspaper pub
lished in the United States.
Democracy is a failure in this city. It does
not give us good government, and it does give
ua a big debt, big taxes and big thieves. Tam
many Hall used to be blamed for all the muni
cipal corruption, and the Democracy undertook
to reform itself by turning out Tammany offi
cials. There was a change; but there was no
reform. The transfer ot power from Tammany
Hall to the County Democracy only substituted
one gang ot thieves and tricksters for another.
We got rid of a lot of gorged leeches and were
left at the mercy of a lot of hungry leeches.
The Tammany plunderers were driven away ;
but equally unscrupulous rogues took their
places. Nobody can say that Thompson, Squire
and Flynn were any improvement upon Tweed,
Connolly and Sweeney. They have less brains
than tbeir predecessors; but tbeir hands were
as large and grabbed as deeply into the city
treasury. They gave us less for our money ;
but they stole the money just the same.
The old leaders of Tammany were impris
oned or exiled. Are tbe late leaders of the
County Democracy in any better plight? Some
of them are in jail, where a great many more of
them belong. Some have tied to Canada or
Europe to avoid arrest Some are cringing be
neath criminal indictments, and must face a
judge and jury in spite of their efforts to avail
themselves of the law’s delays. The Tammany
robbers and the County Democracy robbers
called themselves by the names ot their fac
tions; but they are all Democrats together.
Their disgrace extends to their whole party.
Tbeir failure is a Democratic failure. Commis
sioner Purroy, posing as a reformer, said to a
Times reporter, in a recent interview, that he
hoped every one of the malefactors in hie party
would be punished. These are brave words;
but what do they amount to practically ? What
is the use ot condemning one batch of rotten
fruit if you pluck more rotten fruit from the
same tree ? How are the people benefited by
punishing the malefactors of the Democratic
party when the party produces nothing but
malefactors ? What can the public expect from
either wing of the Democracy when one is led
by the gentle Purroy and the other by the es
timable Dick Croker? The two Democratic
factions are like the pot and the kettle, which
called each other black. The city has had too
much of both of them.
At every new disclosure of rascality some
persons lose their tempers and begin to talk
about the necessity of a Vigilance Committee,
like that which cleared out the thieves from San
Francisco. But New York is not yet reduced to
that extremity. We have a third party here,
which holds the balance of power between the
Democratic factions and could save the city if
its local leaders were honest and capable.
These local Republican leaders are really to
blame for the continuance of Democratic rule.
They throw away tbe Republican votes ; they
waste or steal ths funds subscribed to elect Re
publican candidates; they are hand and glove
with tbe worst Democratic plunderers, assisting
their schemes and sharing their spoils. As soon
as the Republican party in New York city kicks
out its Johnny O’Briens, its Barney Biglins and
its Jake Hessians, it will be entrusted with tbe
work of reforming the government. The people
are ready to trust it now; but they are not
ready to be betrayed by its present local lead
ers. If there be no quicker way to turn these
rascals out, they must be starved out by with
holding all contributions toward the election
expenses. The failure of the Democracy leaves
the city ripe for a Republican victory. The best
men from the Democratic ranks would join our
party to make a sweeping reform. Only the
local leaders can prevent this, as they have
often prevented it at previous crises, and we
should begin tbe good work by drumming out
such rogues aud traitors.
The old earth, in whose solidity everybody
has such confidence, is apparently dissatisfied
with the present state of affairs on its surface,
and has given things a general shaking up.
Shocks were felt, last week, over the greater
part of this continent, and more returns from
distant quarters are coming in daily. Charles
ton has been laid in ruins, and it seems that
Malaga, in Spain, has also suffered. A Boston
scientist pooh-poohs the disturbance, because
he did not feel it ; but all other scientists agree
lhat it was the most widely circulated earth
quake on record. The explanations of its
causes are various. Some philosophers con
nect it with volcanic eruptions ; but, unfortu
nately, all the prominent volcanos are as quies
cent as Wall street. Others hint at a change in
the configuration ot the earth, and predict that
the Atlantic Ocean is about to become a desert.
In that case what will become of the water ?
Which of the two continents is to be doomed by
the receding waves ? We warn people not to
settle down too comfortably for the Winter
after smiling at these theories. What has come
may come again, and the shocks and the rumb
lings of last week may be merely premonitory
to a really terrific upheaval.
Those pastors who occupy, to-day, the pul
pits which they should not have deserted dur
ing the Summer, will find the earthquake a
text for interesting discourses. In the Bible,
which they profess to believe and from which
they preach, natural disturbances are fre
quently ascribed to moral or immoral causes.
We are told that, because of the wickedness of
the world, the Almighty sent the deluge and
the fire from heaven and the tempests and the
earthquakes. The philosophers of Sodom and
Gomorrah would doubtless have traced the
destruction of those cities to electrical pheno
mena if they had been allowed time to take and
make observations. Now, we know that the
world is almost as wicked as it ever was, and
why should not the same spiritual causes pro
duce the same natural effects ? All of us will
acknowledge that other people need a shaking
up, and why should we be surprised when the
shaking up occurs ? It is true that the earth
quake did not exert its utmost force in localities
where it might have been logically expected.
But, if this general principle had been carried
out everywhere, as in these two instanoes, why
was not England rudely shocked ? The British
outrages in Ireland and tbe Orange riots in
Belfast are enough to provoke the most quiet
Globe. Prince Alexander, of Bulgaria, was
shaken out of his throne and then shaken into
it again ; but this was due rather to Russia than
to siesmetio influences. Since then the Czar
has started a diplomatic earthquake of his own
by a letter warning Europe that be intends to
complete his father’s plans and keep an eagle
eye upon the East. It was a shock to Queen
Victoria to see the brother ot her son-in-law
thus bounced. It is another shook to see the
business of Parliament obstructed by the
shrewd tactics of the Home Rulers.
Our city rogues were shocked by the shaking
up of Squire. Our politicians are more shocked
by the Don-political appointment of General
Newton as Commissioner of Public Works. New
Yorkers are shocked by tbe triumphs of the
Boston yachts. American oarsmen are shocked
by the easy victory of Beach, the Australian
rower. Slugger Sullivan was shocked by
being knocked out by the laws, both at
Hoboken and Brooklyn. Society is shock
ed by the second elopement ot Victo
ria Morissini Hulskamp. In short, this is
an era of eh'jcks and shakes, and, if the earth
feels like quaking under its load of w ckedness
and wee, we uro not going lo object. ' n tbe
contrary, the Dispatch will be published as
usual, no matter what may happen to this
Home Rule Tactics. —The plan of the
Irish campaign in Parliament has been tersely
stated by Mr. Parnell in his amendment to tbe
motion of Lord Randolph Churobill’B motion to
take up the supply bills. “The necessity of
measures to ameliorate tbe condition of the
people of Ireland is so urgent,” the amend
ment, “ that the House declines to afford tbe
government the usual facilities until the Irish
question is decided.” This is obstruction ; but
it is obstruction with a definite, statesmanlike
purpose, not factitious nor merely mischievous.
It is the same policy which Gladstone advocated
in bis election orations when he declared that
Ireland stopped the way and that Home Rule
must be granted before the ordinary business
of legislation could proceed. Tbe long debates
upon all sorts of topics; the interruptions, calls
to order and personal recriminations ; the fre
quent divisions and the constant baiting of
Lord Randolph Churchill, the Tory leader ot
the House, are the tactics which Mr. Parnell
uses to force the government into doing justice
to Ireland by preventing it from doing anything
else. Of course be is beaten in every division
by the combination of Tories and recreant
Liberals; but he gains time and clogs tbe
wheels of coercion, and thus Home Rule is
made as indispensable to Lord Salisbury as it
was to Mr. Gladstone.
The Sea Serpent.—There can be no
more reasonable doubt about the existence of a
marine monster of the serpent species. Ho is
not now seen in remote seas by frightened and
solitary sailors largely given to yarns, nor does
he appear in the surf off some watering-place,
where the sleepy bather, dazed by the cham
pagne and lobster supper of the night before, is
ready to see snakes on land or witer. No ; he
is haunting the Hudson river. He is crawling
around the burned bull of the “Daniel Drew.”
He is being sworn at and swotn to by scores of
reputable residents along the river hanks and
by fishermen who live near Washington’s Head
quarters, at Newburg, and could not tell a lie
if they tried. Under these circumstances, the
capture of the sea serpent, dead or alive, is a
mere matter of a few hours, more or less. Un
less our young men have lost their energy and
pluck, he will be exhibited, alive and wriggling,
or dead and stuffed, in a Bowery dime museum
before the end of the week. Catching the sea
serpent is better fun than jumping off the Brook
lyn Bridge, and will result more certainly in
fame and dollars. It is easier and more excit
ing than going West and killing Indians. After
a Sunday passed in prayer to the God of Bat
tles, let our brave boys go forth, to-morrow,
and bring back the sea serpent or perish in the
attempt. Either way they will make a popular
Is Squibb Insane’-Not a bit of it.
He is about to show his sanity by following our
advice to tell all he knows concerning the
thieves who infest the City Hall. Some of these
rascals have taken fright and are rushing
around to convince people that Squire has lost
his mind. Their scheme will not work. His
mind is almost the only thing which Squire has
not lost. He has lost his office, because his
associates betrayed and abandoned him. He
has lost his money and is now almost penniless
while some of the fellows who grew rich by
robbing the city through contracts with his de
partment are boasting of their millions anil
aspiring to distinction politically, socially,
and, no doubt, religiously. But he has not lost
his wits, as the plunderers will discover when
they read his revelations. Let him tell his
whole story fully and squarely. Let him
give names and dates. Let him describe
how, when he remonstrated against cor
ruption, his fatal letter was brandished to en
force his silence. That letter was more terri
ble to him than the Scarlet Letter to the erring
dominie in Hawthorne’s romance. But Squire
can now win a fame equal to Hawthorne’s by
publishing a true and particular account of his
official career in this city. His ready pen will
lift him from immorality to immortality.
Pigmy Officials.—Little Secretary
Bayard, ot the little State of Delaware, and lit
tle Governor Hill, ot the great State of New
York, are quick to get under cover when the
voice of the people is heard. Little Secretary
Bayard dropped his Mexican policy, like a hot
potato, because he was laughed at. He did not
wait to be reasoned out of it or argued out ot
it, but be was simply made ridiculous and
dodged back into his hole. Little Governor
Hill was scared by public opinion into approv
ing the action of Mayor Grace in chopping off
the head of poor, deluded Squire. He did not
want to do this. He wanted Squire in the
Aqueduct Commission. He wanted O’Brien
and Flynn and all the other manipulators who
could manufacture votes tor him. But public
opinion was too unanimous to be defied and so
Hill, against his own will, committed the only
creditable act of his career. These two little
men are fair samples of tbeir party. They have
a great deal of wisdom when other people tell
them what to do. Their little eyes are fixed on
tbe main chance ; but they can ehut their eyes
and jump Jim Crow very nimbly when the peo
ple give them a boost in the rear.
A Bigot is a Crank.—The Indianapo
lis AVws has a dispatch from Columbus, in the
State of Indiana, which informs us that Mr.
J. M. Threlkel, a Deputy Sheriff from Hot
Springs (Arkansas), had arrested in Columbus
(Indiana) Mr. J. S. Wills tor breaking the Sun
day law some time since in Hot Springs. Mr.
Wills was, we are informed by the dispatch, ar
rested on a requisition from the Governor of
Arkansas. Thus far in the history of this coun
try Sabbath-breaking has been a misdemeanor,
and on misdemeanors letters of requisition have
never before been issued. When the Prohibi
tion party get in power in the Nation, requisi
tions will be issued more readily against a man
for selling a glass of liquor to a thirsty soul on
Sunday than for the capture of a murderer or
highway robber. We have never known an out
and-out Prohibitionist who didn’t think it a
greater crime to sell liquor on Sunday than to
set fire to a tenement house in which one hun
dred people were living. Your bigot, whether
in religion or temperance, is one of the sort
that never can be understood by men who are
not cranks, and a bigot is always a crank.
A Hearty Endorsement. — The sug
gestion of the Dispatch that Recorder Smyth
should be promoted to the Supreme Court hae
been heartily endorsed by our contemporaries.
The Sun says: “ All the Judges of the Court of
General Sessions have spent a portion of the
Summer out of town, except Recorder Smyth.
It is the general impression that if he were to
get the nomination of Tammany lor Supreme
Court Judge he would win easily.” But why
should Tammany Hall be allowed the monopoly
of this excellent nomination ? Why should not
Recorder Smyth be nominated by both factions
of the Democracy and endorsed by the Repub
licans, like Judge Brady and Judge Daly ? His
record is so admirable that a unanimous elec
tion would be creditable to all parties. The
beet way to keep the Judiciary out of politics is
to unite upon a deserving judge whenever the
people have the opportunity. We agree with
the Sun that the Recorder could be easily
elected, but we should like to see him take his
seat in the Supreme Court by unanimous con
A Very Hard Job.—lt is a proverb
that if you scratch a Russian underneath tbe
outer cuticle you will find a Tartar. It is not a
proverb, bnt it is true, nevertheless, that if you
closely scan a Mugwump you will discover a
lover of English Free Trade. These gentlemen
proclaim that they are, have been, and always
will be Republicans, but if the party doesn’t
make such nominations and adopt such policies
as they want, they will kick and defeat it. They
slightly aided in electing Mr. Cleveland Presi
dent. Do they not feel proud of their efforts ?
Isn’t he a fine specimen to occupy the office
held by Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln and
Grant ? Our Mugwump friends are trying hard
to boom an Adm nistration without a policy ora
principle, and to make a statesman out ot a
stomach. They’ll get sick of their job before
the ilee of 1888.
A Lively Ookpsb.—The New York
Daily Times, Evening Post and the rest of the
Mugwump papers inform us that Blaine is “ a
very dead cock in the pit,” that he has ceased
to be of political or any other interest, and that
his friends might as well bury him at once. It
these statements are true, why do our Mug
wump friends become bo infuriated whenever
the name of Blaine appears in the columns of
the newspapers T If Blaine is a corpse, why do
the Mugwumps wish to defile his memory ? It
appears to us that Blaine is about the liveliest
corpse that has ever scared the little wits out
of weak-brained political eunuchs, known pop
ularly as Mugwumps. Wo are of the opinion
that two years from this Blaine's enemies will
find that he hasn’t been buried.
No Worse Luck.—How did the peo
ple who live on the top stories ot buildings ten
and eleven stories high feel, the other night,
when the earthquake gave this city a gentle
shake ? From the appearance of the streets in
their neighborhood the flat-bouse dwellers
didn't seem very happy. By the accounts re
ceived from Charleston it wasn’t the one-story
houses which were wrecked. It may be tbe
misfortune of New York to some day receive as
rude shocks as Charleston did during the past
week. If so. we trust that the owners of all
the tail-tower buildings will be living in them.
We wish them no worse luck.
The postmaster of this place, although
he is a Mugwump, says that the position is
good enough for him and that he doen’t mean
to resign until requested so to do. We think he
is pretty solid, lor every time President Cleve
land catches a fish, the genial postmaster lies
about it, and either swells its size or its quan
tity. At the last returns be was three lengths
ahead of even Cleveland's record.
The Carbon County Prohibitionists
have expressed a desire to have a joint debate
with the Democrats and Republicans regarding
the liquor question. They may inveigle the
Republicans into the scheme, but if it’s all the
same, “ two is company and three’s a crowd,”
and when they get through they’ll find the
Democrats around the corner solving the other
side of the question.
Late Summer tourists are beginning
to arrive in Mauch Chunk. These are the peo
ple who have been living in their New York
back yards all Summer, and they stain their
faces a deep brown, spend all night in pasting
rural resort labels on their trunks, and then
take the first early morning train for home,
thoroughly exhausted with their “long stay at
the seashore.”
That earthquake that shook you New
Workers up the other night didn't reach Mauch
Chunk. That goes to show that you should
mend your ways and be good, and pure and
true. The good and pure and true are never
chastened in that way and no danger comes
anywhere near them. The Mtuch Chunkers
have passed resolutions thanking us for being
The sea serpent has been seen several
times on the Lehigh River during tbe present
season. Those who are willing to swear that
they have seen it, say that it is about seventeen
feet long and has a head like a beer keg. They
dwell upon the latter part of the description to
such an extent that members of the Prohibition
party get vaccinated before joining in the de
A female suffragist says that voting
will not make women masculine, and that all
they will have to do will be to cast their ballots
and then return home to tbeir household duties.
How the deuce are they going to do that if
there’s any excitement at the polls and the poli
ticians take them around the corner and set ’em
up for the girls.
We hear that Sergt. Bates, who car
ried the American flag all over the country, has
been secured as an attraction for the Wild West
show. Bates is accustomed to •• carrying the
banner” and we trust that none of the Coman
ches, Sioux, Pawnees or Kickapoos may serve
him up as an Indian meal.
We are gradually getting square with
the Canadians. One of their cashiers has em
bezzled and scooted to this country. He was
arrested in Boston during tbe week. This is
hardly fair as they never treat our embezzlers,
but take them to the bosoms and other things
of tbeir families.
Frank Murphy says total abstinence
can only be secured by a personal and individ
ual appeal to those who drink. That’s very
true. We’ve always noticed that total abstain
ers generally approached each other in that
way before they slide around the corner.
A celebrated Salvation Armyite is
called Ashbarrel Jimmy. We don’t know
whether this is because of his previous occu
pation or his personal appearance. When we
gaze upon the average Salvation Armyite we
teel sorry for the average ash-barrel.
Mauch Chunk has a law and order
organization which has recently shut down
upon tbe sale of liquor on Sunday. As a result
all the grass is suddenly disappearing irom the
formerly unused back streets and half tbe back
fences are getting shaky.
It appears to be a question as to
whether or not Envoy Extraordinary Sedgwick
got loaded up to the muzzle when he arrived in
Mexico. We hope he did. No man can be ex
pected to speak the Mexican language until his
teeth float.
Bayard should now go to Mexico and
get loaded down with honors and loaded up
with other things. It makes a man awfully
dizzy to cross the Rio Grande, and Bayard isn’t
a stranger to head-ewimminess Bayard darned
The clerks and clerkesses are now
petitioning for Saturday half holidays all the
year round, and they should have it, too—at
least the clerks should. There’s scarcely room
enough in Sunday to work off a pay day head.
Another United States quartermaster
is in trouble. Which leads us to presume that
the reason they call them quartermasters is be
cause they generally give the government about
a quarter ot what it is entitled to.
Five hundred and ten Mormons ar
rived at Castle Garden during the week. If they
continue to come at this rate diapers will go up
in value a hundred per cent, and we’ll have to
issue the directories in volumes.
Grand Army men are having camp
fires and reunions all over the land, bean soup
being the principal ingredient, ami we trust
that we may be excused from suggesting that
this is why they blow so much.
We notice that innumerable Summer
hotels are burning throughout the country.
This is probably due to the fact that the land
lords want to get a chance to skip before the
waiters scoop in what’s left.
There is plenty of trout fishing in the
mountain lakes in the Mauch Chunk region,
and local hardware dealers say that the de
mand tor bait, pocket-flasks, and corkscrews
was never so emphatic.
The oyster has again arrived, after
having produced and suckled the baby oyster,
and every dod-gasted idiotic editor in the coun
try pulls the old “r” joke on us and booms the
price of chestnut bells.
Gen. Newton has appointed Lubber
Smith his deputy and the papers are howling
thereat. The general probably didn’t want to
be biased in his appointment and opened the
directory at random.
Miss Lotta Barrels has been elected
President of the Boston University Kapps Kap
pa Gamma. It would necessarily take a lot o’
barrels to surround that name.
A London paper informs us that the
Prince of Wales is growing moral and fleshy.
The former is probably due to impotency and
tbe latter to cocktailism.
Thousands of emigrants from Italy
are daily pouring into the city. This is a good
sign tor the coming monkey crop.
A local clergyman objects to moon
light picnics because there is too little light
and too much picnic at them. But then the
same thing occurs in the average parlor every
night, and the clergymen usually get their
share of it unless the newspapers are italicised
The new drama, of American life, entitled
“The Main Line." to be produced on the
18th, at the Lyceum Theatre, will, no doubt, com
mand respectful attention. Ab the name impließ,
it is a drama of the railroad. All four acts take
place on one spot. In the first act the spectator is
supposed to stand at one side of a little way-sta
tion at the junction of tbe main line, and a branch
road leading over the mountains. In the second
and third acts the opposite side of the same station
is seen, and in the fourth act the story is continued
inside the station house. The last act takes place
ins heavy snow storm, with the line blockaded.
Trains arrive, but can get no further, and the pas
sengers meet in the station for shelter till the line
is clear. Several curious stage effects representing
incidents of railroad life, will be introduced for the
first time. The new play was written by Henry C.
Do Milte and Charles Barnard. The cast includes
Jaok Mason. Charles Overton, Raymond Holmes,
Frank Kerrington, Oliver Jenkins, J. H. Fitzpatrick,
Etta Hawkins, Dora Stuart and Lillian Richardson.
Frederick Warde appears in Providence to-mor
row night and during the coming week, to be
followed by engagements in Baltimore and Wash
ington. He reappears in this city within a few
Mlle. Rhea is acting in Halifax, where she has
been cordially received by large and fashionable
audiences, and tbe fair actress has been made tbe
social lion of that aristocratic old town. This is
her farewell tour of the United States, and after the
present season, Mlle. Rhea will not again be seen
here professionally. It is her intention to play her
farewell engagement in this city in May next.
Miss Lilian Olcott is busy with her rehearsals of
“Theodora," at Niblo's Garden, and will have tbe
play all ready for production on the 13th. The
scenery and costumes are said to be magnificent,
and the young actress will spare no pains to make
tbe representation a worthy one. In the hippo
drome scene, Nubian lions and tigers and other
realistic effects will be introduced.
Miss Rose Coghlan opens her season September
27th. Her repertoire includes “Twelfth Night,”
“ As You Like It," “School for Scandal," “ London
Assurance,” 'Masks and Faces,” “Lady of Lyons”
and “A Scrap of Paper.” The company will in
clude Frederick de Belleville, Charles Walcott, A. L.
Lipman. Mrs. Charles Walcott, Miss Clyde Harron.
Mrs. Charles Peters and Miss Maude Peters. Miss
Coghlan appears at the Globa Theatre, Boston, Oc
tober 25th.
Mme. Janauschek will open her season September
30tb. at the Chestnut Street Opera House, Philadel
phia. Her repertoire will include “Meg Merrilles,”
“Media,” “Henry VIII." and “Marie Antoinette.”
Phil Simmons and Altred Joel will have tbe tour in
band. This will be Janauschek'e last season in
America, and she will end it at the Boston Park
Theatre about May Ist.
The following is a complete list of Mr. Edwin
Booth's company for this season: Charles Barron,
John T. Malone, Carl Ahrendt, John T. Sullivan.
Charles B. Hanford, Owen Fawcett, H. O. Barton,
Francis K. Harte, E. Milton Royle, Volney Stearnes,
Walter Thomas, Mrs. Augusta Foster, Miss Emma
Vadecs, Miss Sarah A. Baker, Miss Kate Moloney.
Mr. Oliver Doud, stage manager.
The full company for the production of Gunter’s
play, “A Wall Street Bandit,” at the Standard
Theatre, Saturday, September 25, has been engaged.
They consist of Charles Wheatleigh, W. J. Fergu
son, Robert McWade, Charles Bowser, Frank Losee,
Atkins Lawrence, Lysander Thompson, J. H. Far
rall, Misses Georgia Cayvan, Sadie Bigelow, Fanny
Addison, Marion Russell, Lesley Comstock, Edith
Bird, beside a dozen children headed by Tommy
Russell and little Bijou Fernandez.
A rare and delieate compliment was paid to Mar
garet Mather in San Francisco last week by the
public presentation of a volume of poems compiled
of verses dedicated to herself by the authors, who
united in this graceful tribute of esteem.
The arrangements which have been in progress
for the production of “The Hermit of Cashel”
opera at the Metropolitan Opera House, for the ben
efit of the Grant Monument fund, are completed.
The opera will enlist about 350 persons in each rep
resentation, it is stated. New scenery is in prepa
ration for the transformation scene in the fourth
act. The soloists will be from professional and
amateur circles in thia city. The opera will be
given for one week, beginning Monday evening,
Oct. 4. Rehearsals began at Metropolitan Concert
Hall on Saturday last.
Mr. Nat Goodwin has a host of friends in this
city, and about one hundred and fifty of them have
invited him to a dinner, to be given at Delmonico’s
next Saturday, as a token of their wishes for his
success in “Little Jack Sheppard,” which will be
produced at the Bijou Opera House September 13th.
A large number of distinguished people have prom
ised to attend, including Governor Hill, Col. Robert
Ingersoll, Hon. F. S. GibbS, Hon. Jacob Hess, Judge
Churchill, Dr. F. S. Robertson, Samuel Carpenter,
Arthur B. Chase, James Buckley, T. Henry French,
John Stetson, Andrew Dam, Stillson Hutchings, Dr.
Charles Philps, Ex-Gov. Bunn, E. G. Gilmore, W. E.
Conner, W. R. Haydon, Ex-Gov. Curtin, and many
others. The affair promises to be a notable one.
Last season Mr. Frederick Bryton made a hit at
the Windsor Theatre in his play of “Forgiven.”
He reappears there September 13th, supported by a
much stronger company and the management
look for a succession of large audiences during his
Mrs. D. P. Bowers and her company, consisting
of twenty-five persons, left this city on Friday
evening for Pittsburg. She inaugurates the new
Chalet Theatre in that city on Monday night, with
“Lady Audley’s Secret.” The sale of seats for the
opening night is already very large.
Miss Bertha Welby’s company consists of Messrs.
John Hazlerigg, Julian Magnus, H. A. Blakemore,
Louis R. Peters, Horace De Vernet, Charles Atkins
and Misses Zelda Worth, Fanny Forrester and Ida
Ward. Miss Welby is making extensive prepara
tions for the production of the new play, “ The
Martyr Mother,” which takes place at the Third
Avenue Theatre September 30th.
Mb. Neil Burgess opens his season at Mrs.
Drew’s Arch Street Theatre, Philadelphia, playing a
new version of “ Vim,” in which a combined com
edy and specialty company will appear. Mr. Bur
gess played this version of “ Vim” for fifty nights
in Boston last season, to big business. The revolv
ing stage, with new improvements, will be re
Mr. Eugene Tompkins, manager of the Boston
Theatre, is to produce next week “ Kit,” with a se
lected cast, and has engaged Mr. Ed. Lamb for the
part of the Judge.
The third American tour of Mrs. Langtry is
attracting considerable attention, and the entire
London press coincide that the famous Jersey Lily
has improved so much in her ability to portray
passion that now she cannot help but attract as an
actress as much as she did first as a beauty. Her
first appearance will be made at the Fifth Avenue
Theatre on Monday, October 4th, and her first bow
will be made as Pauline in Bulwer’s “Lady of
Lyons.” This very familiar play was revived by
Mrs. Langtry during the last London season at the
Princess Theatre, and the excellence of her acting,
the strength of the supporting company and the
superb stage pictures presented by the beautiful
scenery and elegant fittings and the magnificent
costumes worn by the star, made it run for one
hundred nights to crowded auditoriums. The scen
ery for the play is being done here from the models
used at the Princess and the performance will be a
notable one. Mr. Chas. Coghlan accompanies Mrs.
and will be the Claude, while Mr. F. Everill,
Mr. Came Stevens, Mrs. Charles Calvert, Miss Kate
Pattison and others will be in the cast.
M. B. Curtis, “Sam’l of Posen,” has returned
from his California ranch and is preparing for his
next starring tour. He has a new play called
“Caught in a Corner.” written for him by Mr. W.
Y. Shaw, a prominent Cincinnati journalist, which
is said to be very amusing. Of course Mr. Curtis
will be the man that is “caught in a corner,” in
other words he is a speculator in wheat, sells short
and has to cover at a loss. Mr. Curtis will be sup
ported by a good company, including Miss Albina
De Mer.
Fob several months Mr. May Morgan, the well
known artist, has been painting a series of mam
moth pictures of the chief battles of the late war.
Last Monday evening Mr. Morgan’s “Diorama ’
was presented in Cincinnati for the first time, and
made an instant success, and has thus far attracted
large audiences. The “ Diorama” will be seen at
the Star Theatre about the holidays.
The management of the Grand Opera House,
Brooklyn, have been quietly improving tbe appear
ance of that theatre, and when the house is opened
for the season next Saturday night the patrons will
find that some important changes have been made.
One of the chief features of “Clio.” which w.ll bo
the opening attraction, will be a tii-w La a t I.*! i.y
Ade.e Corualba, which U** been a gieai sucixsa
Robert B. Mantbll is expected back from Europe
to-day, and the rehearsals of Mr. John W. Keller’s
new play of “Tangled Lives,” will begin on Tues
Daly’s company gave A Night Off,” for their
second appearance in Paris, on Friday night last.
The audience was fully as representative as that on
the occasion of the company’s debut, and was
much larger, the theatre being full to the upper
galleries. There were many more French faces tn
the house, the audience being nearly half Parisian.
The company closed their season last evening.
The Dixey-company made their farewell appear
ance in “ Adonis,” on last Friday evening, before a
crowded audience. Bouquets were showered in
profusion upon the members of the company. At
the fall of the curtain the audience sang “ Auld
Lang Syne.” Dixey was called before the curtain
again and again.”
The agitation of the deadhead system of our
theatres Uy the press of this city is a etop in the
proper direction, although they have as yet been
wide of the mark as to the real cause of the abuse.
The fault is not found by the local managers as
to the number of seats given members of the press,
because they have good sense enough to know that
they get the benefit twice-fold. The real abuse is
in the indiscriminate distribution of printing and
lithographs, which necessitates a bushel weekly of
deadhead tickets and often necessary papering of a
house to give it the appearance of success.
It is well known to every manager in New York
that as a rule a person once a deadhead is usually
always a deadhead. Every newspaper critic of
standing whose review of a performance is likely to
influence the theatre-going public is entitled to his
regular seals on all opening nights or first produc
We doubt if any paper, as mentioned above, has
ever been refused seats at any theatre in the city.
The broadest and most liberal views are expressed
by the management of Dockstader's, where the
press, even the most obscure and uninfluential, are
to be entitled to every courtesy and have all the
seats Its representatives desire, beside many a hear
ty laugh, and, if dissatisfied, will bo allowed to
carry their seats homo with them.
It is said that the sea serpent, which occasionally
makes its appearance at popular watering places,
has at last made its way to the Thousand Islands,
where it was killed last week. In its intestines were
found a huge poster of “ One of Our Girls,” and a
sheet of press notices extolling the talents of Miss
Helen Dauvray. This is probably not the exact
truth, but, at all events. Miss Dauvray is up on the
St. Lawrence gaining more strength for her forth
coming tour in Mr. Howard’s successful play. Mr.
Joseph Whiting has been engaged to replace Louis
James the present season in “One of Our Girls,”
and Mr. Sternroyd’s original part will be taken by
Frank Rodney, a leading actor from London.
Wallach's Theatbe.—Manager Me-
Caull’s Company on Monday evening last gave the
first performance—of the latest addition—in this
country, to the long list of good, bad and indifferent
comic operas, which have for the past few years
been produced upon the metropolitan stage.
This—the latest—bears the title of “ Josephine
Sold by Her Sisters.” Aside from the interest oc
casioned by this initial representation of an opera
new to this stage, it was made somewhat notable as
being a medium for the reappearance, for the first
time in many years, of Emily Soldene, who gave a
lively, not to say enjoyable, impersonation of
Mother Jacob. It is scarcely necessary to allude to
the painful, but suggestive fact, that she is really
considerably less youthful than when she first
dawned upon the dudedom and chappies of this
“ blarsted country.”
There were two debutantes included in the cast—
Miss Louise Parker and Miss Eugenie Oudin—both
of whom in their lyric efforts were tfye recipients of
tegerved favor from the large audience which filled
fhfi theatre upon this occasion.
Mr. De Wolf Hopper and Madame Cottrelly-were
hilariously conspicuous respectively as Alfred Pha
raoh and Benjamine—the latter interpolating her
always welcome song of “ Comes a Bride ” among
her numbers. The music cannot be said to possess,
throughout, the charm of originality, and the li
bretto, however lively, witty, or humorous it may
have been in the original, is in its present condition
not particularly bright, and at times is dull and
Whatever of merriment or point there wm on
this first night in the text or in the action, was due
to the inventive cleverness of the two principals,
Madam Cottrelly, under whose direction the opera
was produced, and Mr. Hopper. Extended consid
eration of this last venture of Manager McCaull will
be given hereafter.
People’s Theatbe. —A striking tea
ture of the production of Herne’s “ Minute Men,”
to be presented at this house to-morrow night, is
the scenery. There are five acts in the play. The
curtain rises upon a scene at Roxbury Hights, near
Boston, in the Summer of 1774. The second act re
veals the interior of an old New England home
stead. The third act passes in an old French fort m
the Wilderness, near the Mystic river. The fourth
act shows a rocky cove on the coast, with incoming
tide, and in that act occurs a vivid reproduction of
the battle of Bunker Hill. This is one of the fea
tures of the play. The fifth act brings every one
back to the old New England homestead, with its
log fire, with dried apples and herbs hanging from
the wall and the old housewife washing dishes on an
old mahogany table. The cast is said to be strong.
Mr. Edmund K. Collier’s engagement at this thea
tre closed last evening. During the week he has
impersonated but two characters—Jack Cade and
Metamora—both of which were made memorable in
dramatic history long ago by Edwin Forrest. But
few have attempted these performances since Time
rang down the curtain of Eternity which hid him—
the grand original—forever from our sight.
Mr. Collier, in reviving these plays and presenting
himself—and let it be said—with all due modesty
as the exponent of these characters which differ so
widely in their nature—aroused an enthusiasm in
his audiences and created a more general interest
in his effort than he could have anticipated.
His portraiture of Metamora deserved the imme
diate favor it received upon the occasion of its first
presentation on Thursday evening. At times—and
notably at his entrance in the first act—in the scene
in which he confronts the Council, and in the final
act, he vividly recalled, not only in the majesty of
his bearing and in the method of his speech, the
presence and grandeur of the great original.
There Jwas nothing of intentional imitation in
these notable instances; had there been, his acting
wou|d not have had the natural force which made
it impressive. To-day there is not a young actor
upon the American stage who will as surely and as
speedily take his place in the list of the few, the
very few, eminent tragedians of our time.
Of his company, with the exception of Miss Sara
Neville, who possesses more than an ordinary share
of crude talent, little can be said. SHence is some
times a mercy. Especially when the mantle of
charity is not within reach.
Star Theatre.—Mr. Lawrence Bar
rett made, last Monday evening, his reappearance
upon this stage, in the presence of a numerous au.
dieuce. He repeated his admirable performance in
“Yorick’s Love,” a work which he has made pleas
antly familiar to playgoers by frequent repetitions
in past seasons.
On Thursday he came forward as Cardinal Riche
lieu, on'Friday evening as Hamlet and last evening
as Cassius in “Julius Cassar.” Mr. Barrett has not
been seen here in Hamlet for many seasons. In this
interim he has, in many respects, in his interpreta
tion of the text and in method, revealed so material
a departure from his original ideal of the melan.
choly Dane that extended and proper comment
upon his present performance is necessarily de
ferred to a succeeding issue of this journal.
During the performance he received many recalls
and was greeted with unusual manifestations of
appreciation by the audience of bis conception of
the character.
To-morrow and Tuesday nights and at the Satur
day matinee Mr. Barrett will be seen in “ Francesca
da Rimini,” Wednesday night in “Hamlet,” Thurs
day in “Richelieu” and Friday and Saturday nights
a double bill, "The Merchant of Venice” and
“David Garrick.”
Windsob Theatre.—“ A Prisoner for
Life ” was the attraction at this house, during the
past week, and was witnessed by large and well
pleased audiences. The company, headed by Miss
Frances F.eld, a capable actress, was a good one,
and the scenic effects all that could be desired.
To-morrow night and during the week Manager
Murtha will present “The White Slave,” one of
Bartley Campbell’s most popular plays. The piece
will be given with all the original picturesque
scenic and mechanical effects, including the steam
boat exposion and the drifting of the lovers in the
swift running waters of the Mississippi River. The
cast will be a good one, including Miss May New
man. Maria Hiltord, Fred. G. Ross, Frank Foster
and Charles T. White, the veteran minstrel, who
will be seen as Job, a colored preacher.
Buffalo Bill’s “ Wild West.”—As
large as ev r. and. if anything, each day increasing,
are the thrones which crowd the grand standsand
every ava table portion of the grounds to witness
this extraordinary revelation of the real.ties of
i t ionuei a.id Iroui.er life in the West. Never before
uaa »: y ion thoron Jr y cap urel the
| iviuui’-ir:. «ud • ’ itr*>; "t pa.- ic interest
I tin*-- <■ . orig cl ty the Hop. Wui. F. Cody.
Boole's New Theatre.—The new thea
tre which John F. Poole has been building on
Eighth street, between Broadway and Fourth ave
nue, is complete# and will be opened to the publto
to-morrow night. The houseris a perfect theatre in
every respect and has-» seating capacity of six bun*
dred in the orchestra, four hundred io the balcony
and seven hundred in the gallery and an excellent
view of the stage can be obtained* from every seat.
There are four private boxes, holding six persona
each, handsomely furnished and draped in old gold
plush. The front of the balconies are of ornamental
irpn work by Nicholson and Galloway, in gold, and
the ceiling bas been elaborately frescoed by Sura
and Fay. The seats of the orchestra and balcony
are roomy and comfortable and are upholstered in
old gold plush. The gas fixtures are in keeping
with the decorations. The floors are covered with
a rich crimson carpet of a damask pattern. Tbs
stage has all the modern improvements and a com
plete stock of new scenery by Joseph Clare. Th®
dressing-rooms, carpenter shop and are
outside and adjoining the main building. Th®
drop curtain bas been painted by Mr. Gaspard
Maeder and represents a morning in the Alpe> “a
copy of a well-known work of art.”
In the building of the new house Mr. Pods ba®
paid special attention to the means of exit, which
are seven in number and unusually ample for all
emergencies, and to the ventilation, which i® per
fect. The front of the house has been materially
changed ; the windows are of stained glass and the
lighting will be done by electricity. It Is the inbea*
tion to devote the theatre to first-class entertain
ments of a light order, such as oomedy, burlesquo
and comic opera. Mr. W. J. Scanlan, the efferves
cent and musical young Irish comedian, will be Cho
initial attraction, opening to-morrow evening in an
elaborate production of his'picturesque Irish
" Shane Na Lawn,” which will be given with en>-
tirply new scenery, by Joseph Clsre, and with a
strong cast which will Include a number of well
known actors and actresses.
Poole s New Theatre is centrally located and can
be reached by the Broadway cars from Central Park
to the Battery, Fourth avenue cars, Madison avenue
oars, Third avenue cars, Lexington avenue cars
from Harlem to City Hall, Third avenue Elevated
Railroad. All within a few feet of the door.
Popular prices will be the rule, ranging from
25c ts. to SI.OO, with a good seat for 50cte. Matinees
will be given Wednesday and Saturday.
Niblo’s Garden.—The Kiralfy Bro.’•
are playing to a succession of crowded houses at
Niblo’s, and the old play has lost none of its attrac
tiveness, especially when the drama is supplemented
by the best ballet these famous organizers of ballot
have given us. Mile. Qualitz and the •• Mikado ”
ballet are the hits, and they are both redemanded
There has not at any time for years been more
curiosity to witness a now play than there seems
to be about Sarden’s “ Theodora.” The famous
author considers it his chef d’ceuvre and has given
Miss Olcott ths most explicit directions as to the
staging of the play.
An excellent company has been secured and th®
original costumes, armors, etc.; have been imported
from the Porte St. Martin Theatre, Paris, and are
described as being the most gorgeous ever shown
On Monday evening, September 13, we will have
an opportunity of judging for ourselves about the
merits of this historical, classical drama, done iu a
spectacular form at Niblo’s Theatre.
The Casino.—Only a few weeks longer
and “Erminie,” one of the most successful of th®
comic operas presented on this stage must be with
drawn to make way for the Violet Cameron Opera
Company, who sail in the steamer “ Aurania” next
Thursday for New York. The 150th and last repre
sentation of “Erminie,” Saturday evening, October
2d, will be known as “floral night” at the Casino.
Not only is the house to be beautifully ornamented
and festooned with flowers and trailing vines, etc.,
but pretty little miniature baskets of roses, with
uniquely designed cards and ribbons attached, ar®
to be presented as mementoes of the occasion. Mr.
Rudolph Aronson’s orchestra will be increased to
fifty musicians for the “floral night” and final
representation of “Erminie,” and a programme
consisting of entirely new compositions will be in
terpreted at the promenade concert on the roof gar
den after the opera.
Thibd Avenue Theatre.—To-morrow
night will occur the opening of the regular dramat
ic season at this theatre, with the production of
“Youth.” All the scenes in the play have been
newly painted by Gaspard Maeder, and the effect of
the martial scenes will be enhanced by the appear
ance of Company D., of the Seventy-first Regiment,
and Parmenter’s drum and fife corps of the same.
The transformation scene and panorama in th®
second act ; the convict prison revolt; the embark
ation of the soldiers and departure of the troop
ship. and the battle of the Khyber Pass are tableaux
in which Messrs. Maeder and have
specially displayed their mechanical genius, and
with the flesh and blood addition of the gallant
Seventy-first boys, an attractive performance is as
sured for this week. In the company are King
Hedley, Agnes Proctor. Mary Mills, Graham Craw
ford, Harry Woodruff and W. A. Paul.
Fifth Avenue Theatre.—To-mjrrow
evening this theatre, which during the Summer
season was given a thorough renovation and re
decoration, will be opened for the season. The in
augural attraction will be Mr. Joseph Murphy in
Marsden’s popular Irish drama entitled “ Kerry
Gow.” Mr. Murphy’s engagement is for two weeks.
It is pleasurable to know that Mr. Stetson has re
turned Mr. Charles N. Schroeder to the front of th®
theatre as his business representative.
Mr. Joseph Murphy, during this engagement, will
be supported by his own company, additionally
strengthened, and the drama will be illustrated
by entirely new scenic settings provided by Mr.
Gband Opeba House. —With the per
formance of “Richard III.” Mr. Frederick W’arde
closed a very successful engagement last evening.
His performance of Damon, as well as that of Vir«
ginius, won for him especial and generous recogni
tion from his audiences.
To-morrow evening Mr. Charles Hoyt's coucen.
trated extract of hilarity and rollicking inn. "A
Rag Baby,” will possess the stage and delight the
crowded audience which it will surely attract.
Frank Daniels and that “ dorg” will once again
be on hand and be welcomed accordingly.
Matinees on Wednesday and Saturday.
Baek Theatre.—Ned Harrigan cm
tinues his “Investigation,” everything is lovely
and the goose of profit is elevated to its loftiest alti
tude. At least Mart Hanley says so. and he is th®
particular individual who ought to know. And
Dave Braham will endorse the statement. In the
meantime Mr. Harrigan is giving careful rehearsal
to his new comedy, which is soon to succeed “ In
vestigation.” The scenic settings are already
painted, and “Ned” is positive that this latest
work is by far the best and most perfect he has yet
placed upon the stage.
Theatre Comiqub (Harlem). —Direc-
tor Josh Hart bas made quite a number of des.table
improvements in his cozy theatre, such as giving the
floor a greater incline, which affords au unobstructed
view to the stage and ail parts of the theatre. Th re
are new exits, leading out upon 125th street, should
necessity require it; new iron staircases leading to
the balcony and family circle, and additional stone
and brick walls beneath the stage, front and b ick.
The preliminary season begins to-morrow even
ing, with the Hallen and Hart Vaudeville Combina
tion. An attractive performance is nominated in
the programme, in which is included Fred. Hallen,
Miss Enid Hart, Miss Jennie Yeamans, Miss Julia
Wilson, Harry Kernell, Lester and Williams, the
Russell Brothers, Fox and Aukon, McAvoy and
Hallen, T. E. Miaco, Thomas Rooney and Eugene
B. Sanger. The second week of the season will bs
filled by Ada Gray, in her new comedy drama,
entitled, “ A Ring of Iron.”
The popular Irish comedian, Mr. Joseph Murphy,
will inaugurate the regular Fail season, commenc
ing September 20, at Hart’s Theatre Comique, and
“ The Kerry Gow ” and “ Shaun Rhue ” will be th®
Bijou Opera House.—On September
13th, Messrs. Miles and Barton will inaugurate
the regular season of this theater, with all the
ceremonies incident to the momentous occasion.
Dixey is here no more, but Nat. Goodwin is here.
Le roi est mort—Vive le roi.
On the evening of the date afore-mentioned, Mr.
Nat. Goodwin will take bis place upon the now
vacant Bijou throne, and commence what, let us
hope, will be a long and prosperous reign, with bis
“Little Jack Sheppard.” If his reigu is not
as everybody hopes it will be, there is one consola
tion—that it will not be his fault.
Koster and Bial’s Concerts.—After
a week of minstrelsy, Koster and Bial will cl ®i
their stage for the return of their burlesque com
pany, who will revive to-morrow evening the suc
cessful burlesque. “Venus and Adonis, ’ in a recon
structed form. Songs, dances, marches, everything
will be new, and the introduction of acrobatic
specialties, among thorn the well-kn >wu Davenport
Brothers and Messrs. Leroux and Wilton, the hori
zontal bar performers, will aid var.ety to iui®
amusing periormance.
The usud conceit will take pl ice Suu 'ay
with m entire change ol programmer

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