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CONTENTS OF -.4 SIDE PAGES. SECOND PAGE: CONTINUATION OF “TRACKING THE TRUTH.” THE DETROIT SOLOMON. OLD SONGS. CLEVER SMUGGLING. AMERICAN FABLES. THIRD PAGE: lIASONIC MATTERS: The Deep, Blue Sea; The Last of Earth; Gallery near Completion; From New Jersey; From “Uncle John;’’ Empire Chapter: KaneLodgre; •Copestone Lodge; Tidings from the West; Scottish Kite Notes; Royal Order of Scotland; The Proper Title; Personal; Templar Notes; Labor Exchange. SIXTH PAGEt LOVE LONG. A NOBLE TASK. A WOMAN IN THE CASE. BRACING WITH POI ONS. SHORT SUMMER SERMONS. •HUMOR OF THE HOUR. THE DEADLY BACILLUS UNION JACK HISTORY. QUEER CHARACTERS. INTERESTING MISCELLANEOUS MATTERS SEVENTH PAttK: IN THE NIGHT. A CRUEL CONSPIRACY. THE HARVEST MOON. CAJOLED BY A WOMAN. NEGRO NED'S CHUROH. CRUEL PRACTICAL JOKE. BEER IN GERMANY. a Social lesson. OUR WEEKLY GOSSIP. A GREAT BEAR HUNT. and (gurnet - Sufferer.—The symptoms of nervous complaint are trembling sensations, quiverings, shaky bands,involuntary blushing, general debility, sleeplessness, headache, loss of appetite, failing memory, dizziness of vision, vague apprehension of impending evil, and general distaste for all the du ties and occupations of life. These render the vic tim perfectly miserable. The inode of cure depends on proper medicin- and snitrfble diet. For the diet the patient should try cocoa lor breakfast; for din ner, roast or boiled mutton, roast beef, chops or steaks or fowls: no salt meat nor veal nor pork: puddings made of rice, vermicelli or tapioca; but no pastry in any shape. He should avoid pickles, cheese, jam and new bread. He may drink stout or porter, but not ale. Port wine may be used in mod eration. Cheerful books, amusing publications, and agreeable society should also be sought; and a proper amount of exercise out of doors should be taken. He must not uso tobacco in any form, nor touch ardent spirHs. He may eat meat often; and if be can take it underdone it is preferable. As for piedicino. he may take the following: Three ounces and a half of camphor julep, three ounces and a half of peppermint water, three drachma of spirits Of. ammonia, three drachms o! syrup of saffron, one drachm of tincture of camphor—well mixed. Three tabiaspooniuls to be taken when required. It is in tended for occasional, not constant use. Circus. — “Can you tell ma who had the first circus in this country?” The first cir cus in the Untied States was managed by a man named Ricketts in 1780. Gen. Washington and his staff patronized its performance in Philadelphia and it was regarded ns quite a high-toned and fashionable amusement. Two or three years later * Frenchman, named Bose bard, wis associated with Ricketts, and when the latter died, Boscbard bad the business to himself. His success encouraged rivals, and several circus companies sprung up during the latter part of the last and the begin ning of the present century; but wo doubt if all •of them combined would havo made up as big a show as Barnum’s this year. In those days nine horses and seven men constituted a troupe. The band was a hurdy-gurdy, a clarionette and a bars drum, and performances were rarely given at night, •xoept in the largest cities, where means for feebly illuminating the ring with candles could be improvised. The troupe went from place to place by night, moving altogether by wagons. Proton.—The Order of the Garter owes it origin to Edward 111., who conquered France and Scotland, and brought their kings prisoners to England. Edward, with a view of re covering France, was eager to draw the best soldiers Of Europe into bis interest, and projecting the re vival of King Arthur’s round table, he proclaimed a solemn tilting, to invite foreigners and others of quality and courage to the exercise. The place of tne solemnity was Windsor, It was begun by a feast, and a table was erected’in the castle of 200 feet tn diameter, in imitation of King Arthur’s at Win chester. In 1316 Edward gave his garter for the signal of a battle that had been crowned with suc cess (supposed to be Cressy), and being victorious on land and sea, and taking several noted person, ages prisoners, In memory of these instituted this order. Edward gave th? garter pre-eminence among the ensigns of the order; it is of blue velvet bordered with gold, with the inscription in old French: “Honi loit qui mal y pense”— Evil to him who evil thinks. T. C. M. — “ Will you please state, to settle a dispute, the name of the author of tbe line : “ ‘ The air is full of farewells to the dying.’ ” Henry Wadsworth Longfellow is the author. The line occurs in his poem ‘'Resignation.” where he •ays: “There is no flock, however watched and tended But one dead lamb is there I There is no fireside, howsoe’er defended, But has one vacant chair 1 “ The air is full of farewells to the dying And mSurnings for the dead ; The heart of Rachel, for her children crying, Will not be comforted 1” M. J.—“ Who was the inventor of clocks and watches?” The clepsydra or water-clock was introduced into Rome by Scipio Nasica, B. C. 158. Th© earliest complete clock of which there is any certain record was made by a Saracen mechanic in the thirteenth century. Watches are said to have been invented at Nuremberg in 1477. although men tion is made of a watch in the possession of Robert King, of Scotland, about 1310. It is asserted that Charles V. of Spain whs the first who had what tnight bo called a watch, although some call it a •mall table-clock, in 1530. William R.— Your own common- Sense should teach you thero is no reason to believe that any ill-luck attends a party of thirteen, unless, indeed, there should only be dinner for twelve. How could the fact that thirteen sat down to dinner cause one of the party to die within a year? If there Aver# anv truth in the belief the insurance compan ies should have found it out by this time; but we Jnavo never heard of any company which objects to £ts policy-holders sitting down thirteen to dinner jAs often as they choose. Rodent.—A good way to get rid of ISr&ts is to strew pounded potash in their holes. The potash gets into their coats and irritates their skin, .fend the rats desert the place. To prevent their flying in their holes and becoming offensive, poison Xhem by mixing half a pound of carbonite of barytes uWith a quarter of a pound of lard. It produces great the rats leavo their holes to drink and are finable to return. - .?/ Constant Reader.— “To decide a bet, •/please state whether there are more drinking sa loons in the Tenth or Eleventh Wards of this city. ’Also the population of these Wards.” On April 30th, £IBB6. there were 571 drinking places in tho Tenth tand 355 in the Eleventh Wards. The population of j-thesa Wards we cannot give, as the census of the ,’State was not taken in 1875 as it should have been. *| Abacadebra.—“Has a railroad, char tered and operated in Connecticut, the right to en jter into the milk business in this city under an •assumed name and who should be informed of it to jcompel them to stop so doing, if it is illegal?” It .nil depends upon its charter. The road has no right jlo go outsnle of the provisions of the charter, and if 41 does so tho District Attorney should be notified. Tommy.—An American can become a of Queen Victoria. Ho must have resided ;ln England five years, and must petition either the Home or Foreign Secretary for papers of naturaliza tion. With the petition the applicant must send a certificate of time of residence, authenticated by some person of good standing in the community, Who has known him during the timo. . Brown. — “Where can I find the line, *O, for a lodge in some vast wilderness ?' ” In Cowper’s ' Taek.” book 11, and reads: ** O, for a lodge in some vast wilderness, Some boundless contiguity of shade, Where rumors of oppression and deceit, Of unsuccessful war Might reach me nevermore.” , Old Subscriber.—President Cleve land has never been in the manufacturing business. He became a law student in 1855 and was admitted to the bar in 1859, from which time until his elec tion as Mayor of Buffalo, he continued in active practice. “Appleton’s Annual Cyclopedia” says that he was worth but $50,000 when elected Xtovernor. P. D.—lst. You cannot hold an office the government unless you are a citizen. 2d. ’The Civil Service examination for an office in the Custom House is held in the Custom Houtfe, and -for the Post Office in the Post Office. If you should pass your examination satisfactorily it is impossible ;Ao say when you would receive an appointment. Brooklyn.—“A bets B that Engine ?NO. 9, of New York, was name<l United States, be tween the years 1850 and 18f>0. B bets it was not. ("Who is right?” Bis right. No. 9 was named “Ma llon.” It was 23 Engine that was named "United States.** 4 Jj. H.—lst. The tax rate for thia vear 4s 2.29 per cent. Bills will be ready October 4th. >2d. You must notify him to remove his goods left on your premises, and if not removed in a reasona ble time you can charge storage. G. F.—“A betsß that an Englishman Bnd hi« wife residing in Ireland, having a son born, that flop is an Irishman. B says he is not, who is right?” The son is an Irishman of English descent, i Volunteer.—The hand and torch ex hibited at the Centennial and afterward in New York city are the originals afid are dow being placed on the Statue of Liberty on Bedloe s Island. 5 N. O. P.—The only information we ’'can find about the yacht “ Maria ” is that she was a sloop of 154 tons, and was one of the fastest of her class. ’ Green.—lst. The Dominion of Canada pays no taxps to England. 2d. There are always regular English soldiers stationed in Canada. J. H.—The epizootic, or horse disease, reigned in this city during the latter part of the Summer and early part of the Fall of 1872, Subscriber. —A man must be at least thirty-five years of age to be either President or Vice-President of the United States. v H. B.— Without an honorable dis charge from the army, no man can join any Poet df the Grand Army of the Republic. Rex. —“In throwing dice, A throws 11. A bets B that B will not beat 11. B throws 11. Who wins ?” The bet is a draw. B. T. G.— The yacht “America” wag never sold in Europe, She is now owned by Benia min F. Buller. ’ * J A. M.— We know of no such an insti «ution as the Presbyterian Home tor Old Ilea in ftius city. 4 vj. T. B.— yVe never enter into iheologi jjU discwiOAS» Urto fork gispilc'!). NEW YORK, SEPTEMBER 19, 1888. 'l'o ADVERTISEKS. 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 CAN NOT RE RECEIVED AFTER NINE O’CLOCK SATUR DAY EVENING. To Masonic Advertisers. Those desiring to advertise In our Masonlo columns must have their advertisements n our office BEFORE TWO O’CLOCK on FRIDAY AFTERNOON. No ad vertisement can be inserted on the MaJkonio Page alter th at hour. The NJEW YORK DISPATCH has a larger circulation than any other Sunday Newspaper pub lished in tho United States. A NON-PAKTISAN MAYOR. We notice with pleasure that the Times and Post have adopted our ideas in regard to with holding election contributions from the local Republican leaders. They do not give the Dis patch credit and they neo our arguments to en deavor to strengthen and justify their own posi tion outside of the Republican party; but still we do not expect everything from Mugwumps, and we are satisfied with their partial conver sion to common sense. The starving out of tho rogues and tricksters who uso their position as Republican leaders to trade and dicker with the Democratic rascals and robbers, is the first great step toward securing an honest municipal administration. Now, will the Tinies and Post, the Sun and the Mrpress, the Tribune and the Comme ctal Adeortiser, the Star and the Daily News, and even that Mackay Cable circular, the Herald, and its blushing afternoon tender, the Te’egram, join us in taking one more stop for ward aud agreeing to give New York city a non partisan Mayor at the next election ? If these papers combine they can lead the people in auy right direction, and the people are ready to be led toward a thorough retorin ot the city gov ernment. There are plenty of honest men in all parties, and the honest men of ell parties are convinced that partisanship should have no place in New York city aftairs. The government of this magnificent business metropolis should be conducted upon business .principles. When ever an official has risen above partisan con siderations in his appointments or his policy, he has at once become popular. Thus District Attorney Martine made his reputation by send ing the leaders of his political faction to jail when he caught them stealing the public money, and Mayor Grace has crowned his re form measures by the selection ot General Newton as Commissioner of Public Works. But it would have been easier for District Attor ney Martine to prosecute the County Demo cratic thieves i: ho had not been elected as a County Democrat, and Mayor Grace would have received more credit for his raid upon the Tam many plunderers it he had not been nominated in opposition to Tammany Hall. Make the Mayor of New York tho representative, not ot any party or faction, but of all tho honest citizens, and his work of purification will be largely lightened. We want to see the next Mayor mu upon a People’s ticket, which the good men ot all parties can heartily support. Let the corrupt leaders of both the great parties get together and nominate anybody against him if they dare. Deprived ot the honest voters, and of the money to buy up dishonest voters, they will be hopelessly beaten. We appeal first to the Republicans, because they represent the wealth and intelligence of the metropolis. Instead of allowing their local leaders to put up what is called a straight-out Republican candidate, to be beaten or to be sold to the highest bidder,let them unite in a call for a publie meeting to nominate a People’s candi date. Address this call to honest men of all parties, but insert in it the warning, “No poli tical strikers need apply.’’ The Labor party would endorse such a candidate, instead of naming some man from their own ranks to be used to help one or the other ot the Democratic laetious. The masses ot the Pemocrats would not retuse their votes to the People’s Mayorif they knew him to be worthy and non-partisan. They are tired of being misrepresented by bribe-takers and convicted ielous. The shibbo leths of Tammany aud Mozart and the County Democracy have no longer any power over them. They see that all tho factions are tarred by the same black brush, and that one gang of robbers follows another through the offices aud into the jails. We believe that the majority of the Democrats are well prepared to unite with other respectable people to sweep forever into obscurity the wretches who have sullied the fame, of New York aud to elect a Mayor who shall be equal to the requirements ot the office and able to accomplish the radical reforms now imperatively demanded. - - • - - A People’s candidate could be elected by a combination of the Republicans and the inde pendents aud workingmen without the help of the Democrats ; but we desire that the Demo crats shall assist in the triumph and have their fair share of the credit. They are as sick of their roguish leaders as the Republicans. They are no longer willing to vote according to the orders of a rascally Ring which has foisted up on them candidates who are now serving time in prison, or under indictment, or skulking in dark holes and corners, at home or abroad, in order to avoid arrest. The old gang who have so long plundered the city, and the new gang who have turned out to be worse than the old, cannot be trusted, no matter whether they call themselves Tammanyites, Mozarters, County Democrats or “ machine” Republicans. They are all marked men. They could not be more publicly labeled if they all wore tho convict stripes which most of them deserve. Let us have done with them and call a meeting of the honest voters of all parties to nominate a People's ticket, beaded by a candidate for Mayor whose ability, integrity and efficiency are unquestionable. We do not care what his pre vious political record may have been if he will pledge himself to a non-partisan administra tion as Mayor. Thus nominated, his election would be as certain as sunrise. ANOTHER ROMANTIC MARRIAGE. Jay Gould is usually represented ss a mod ern Mephistopheles; but last week he played a star engagement as an affectionate lather. His son, George Gould, is very fond of the theatres, and holds the lease ot the Grand Opera House. Some time ago he fell in love with pretty Edith Kingdon, a young actress belonging to Daly’s Theatre. The gossips said all sorts of things about his evident devotion to Miss Kingdon, and when he followed her to Europe the wicked veterans ot the Union Club wagged their empty heads and declared that they knew what was going to happen. That they did not know any thing about it was apparent from their aston ishment when they read in the papers that George Gould and Miss Kingdon had been married. Marriage was the last thing these old reprobates would have dreamed of in such a case. The ceremony, too, was neither clan destine nor informal. It took place at Jay Gould’s villa, on the Hudson, in the presence of the mother ot the bride and the father and mother of the bridegroom. It was an old-fash ioned marriage, of the best and homeliest type, and we hope that all the old-fashioned bless ings will attend it. The effort to get up a sensation about the af fair, as if it were strange that a millionaire’s son should wed an actress, was a dead failure. We have no aristocracy in thia country—not even the aristocracy of money—but in aristo cratic countries men with noble names and broad acres are proud to ally themselves with the celebrities of the stage. A beautiful woman is the equal of any man on earth, and, if she be virtuous and intelligent, an emperor may feel honored to wed her. Jay Gould is an American emperor in his way. He owns railroads, courts, telegraphs and Legislatures, and is wealthy enough to buy up most of the effete monarchs ot the old world. But he began lite as the ped dler of a mousetrap, which he had invented, and he made his first money, like General Grant, as a country tanner. Instead of being ashamed of bis humble origin, he is proud of it. His mousetrap has caught many milli ns; but riches has not turned Uis level head. Bis own NEW YORK DISPATCH, SEPTEMBER 19, 1886. marriage was one of mutual love. He was then a poor man and his bride was the daughter of a rich merchant in the Swamp. So, when his son announced to him his intention of marrying an actress, Jay Gould smiled benignly and offered to put his paternal blessing, his steam yacht and his front parlor and best bedroom at the service of the happy pair. In business he may be a Mephistopheles; but at heart he is a true American father. One of Jay Gould’s subordinates is Signor Morosini, whose daughter eloped with his coachman, and has recently made another sen sation by running away from her husband. Signor Morosini has learned a great deal from Jay Gould ; but this marriage must have taught him another lesson. In his youth and his own sunny Italy, Signor Morosini was a sailor—not an admiral, or a captain, or even a midship man, but just a plain, ordinary seaman. It never occurred to him that a coachman was as good as a deck-hand, and he banished bis daughter forever from his home and heart when she married Hullskamp. She might have done worse. Many daughters of rich men do worse; but Signor Morosini’s money blinded him and he thundered against the so-called mesalliance. Had he made the best of it; sent Hullskamp to Europe to be educated and pol ished ; brought him back in a couple ot years, and given him an office in Wall street, he might now boa happy father, instead of an irritated and ridiculous Italian. How would he have behaved had his son proposed to marry an ac tress? Jay Gould is a hundred times richer than Morosini; but he has a more level head. He cannot only manage Wall street better, but he can also keep things better regulated in his own family. The man ought to learn to Imitate tho master. Neither Dead Non Sleeping.—Pre vious to tho day ot election in Maine moat of the Demooratio and all the Mugwump papers rejoiced over the prediction that “the State of ths Plnmed Knight would be lost to the Repub lican party.” They baaed their prediction on what they preaented as an indisputable fact, that the Knights ot Labor and the Prohibition ists wore solid against the Republican party. Yet, notwithstanding the prediction, Maine is more solid than ever before for tho Republican party and its principles. “The Plumed Knight” took the stump, spoke every day from the open ing to the close of the campaign, and made Protection to American Industries the key-note of the contest. St. John and others were brought into tho State to malign Mr. Blaine and the Republican party; but the workmen stood by both, and the consequence is that the Gov ernor is elected by 14,000 and tbe Congressmen by 17,000 plurality. The recent election in Maine has proven one of the most illustrious victories which Blaine and bis party has over won in the State. The Mugwumps havo been trying to make people believe that the victory is a disaster, and that Maine is gradually slipping away from tho control of tho Republicans. If every other Republican Northern State does as well as Maine has done, where will the Mug wumps and their Democrrtie allies find them selves in 1888? The Maine election proves that the Republican party is neither dead nor sleep ing- ~ Strike the Strikers. —All over the city candidates for the offices to be vacated by the next election are crawling into view and preparing to secure the nominations. In every ward and district the tax-payers should begin the fight at once by stamping out these fellows. They are the same old gang who have been fastened upon tbe public crib for years, and tbe people have had enough of them. If they are not sufficiently wise to stay in their holes and leave room for newer, purer and better men, they should be taught wisdom by a prompt application of the boot. Do not sign your name to any paper recommending their nomination. Refuse to give them a single cent toward their election expenses. Rebuke their audacity in attempting to face outraged public sentiment by asking for office again. No matter by what political name they call themselves, they are all rascals. They will sell ont any party for the sake ot filling their own pockets. Their only idea ot politics is plunder. If they were really sincere partisans the people do not want them in the city government, where partisanship is now at a heavy discount. Their day is over, and tbe sooner they understand this the easier they will keep out of trouble. The majority of thorn should have been elected to Sing Sing years ago. It is the only place they are compe tent to fill. Squire on the Rostrum.—We compli ment Sancho Panza Squire upon his sagacity in following the advice of the Dispatch and deter mining to make his story public. He has selected the lecture field, and, if he can deliver a lecture as well as ho can tell a low-ncckod anecdote, he will be a success. John B. Gough has already died to make room for him, and Bob Ingersoll will be bis only rival. Let him toll all he knows about New York politics, and the halls will not be large enough to hold his aud ences, at a dollar a ticket But his lectures should be only preliminary to a book. One good-sized volume will bring hhn more fame and fortune tlian a Lundred lecture tours. Whether in print or on the rostrum let him speak out like a man, giving us the truth and the whole truth about the rascals who have seduced him into crime and left him to be in dicted. He should impale them like leeches on a pin. T'he more they squirm the more they will advertise his lectures. But a book’s tho thing with which to catch the public aud pluck a fortune from advertising. A lecture tour may be interrupted by bad weather, throat trouble, or the verdict ot a jury, but a book goes on forever, whether tho author be tree or in prison, dead or alive. Squire is the man who knows it all, and the public are waiting for him to speak out. A Queer Fish.—lt may seem like but tercupping natural history to say that a fish can make an ass of itself; but young Pish has ac complished this feat in the Aqueduct Board. He must learn better manners or swim out of office. We are particularly disappointed in him, because he comes of a grand stock. Hamilton Fish is a true statesman, revered and beloved. His dignity, in and ont of office, is remarkable. The conduct of his son, when General Newton knocked tbe bottom out of the Aqueduct job by his soldierly straightiorward resolutions, must have shocked Hamilton Fish and brought a blush to his venerable face. Young Fish was not only unparliamentary; he was actually rude, vulgar and caddish. All the water that will run through the new Aqueduct cannot wash away the damage done to his reputation by his unseemly conduct and impertinent re marks. As a rnle, great men are afflicted with silly sons; but everybody expects politeness and decorum from a member ot the Fish fam ily. We hope that young Fish will amend his manners for hia father’s sake, even if he has no regard for his own reputation. He is juvenile enough to reform and be forgiven, and we hope that he will take this kindly hint. Strength of the Administration. Congressman Thomas B. Reed, of the First Dis trict ot Maine, is to be congratulated on his vic tory. Hitherto he has won his seat by but from two to nine hundred majority, but this year ho carries his district by over 1,300. This is due, probably, to the fact that the Administration did its utmost to defeat him, going so far as to increase the number of men at work in tbe Navy-Yard of Portland, for the purpose ot in creasing the Democratic vote of the district. The popularity of the present Administration with tne people of Maine is evidenced by the utter deleat of its favorite candidate, William H. Cliflord, by Mr. Reed. How proud Mr. Cleveland must feel of the enemies he has made. He* Wants Another.—We commend this joke of the Richmond Bee on itself to the New York Times, which has ceased to be a newspaper for tho last two years. Says the Bee : “ Send me another copy of the Bee," is the soul-stirring order of an old subscriber, who incloses the collateral inpayment for the same. Then ho goes on to say : “ I take one copy now, but there’s so little in it I need another." Genuine Justice.—Ex-Judge Bedford believes that the duty of a public prosecutor is to vindicate tbe innocent as well as to punish the guilty. Ho took up the case of a convicted but innocent man, last week, and secured his dis charge by the Court. James B. Asher bad been found guilty of larceny from the person upon the unsupported testimony of Lizzie Hart, a pretty girl, who may have been mistaken in her story. At any rate, an investigation proved that Asher bad always been a hard-working man, of excellent character and unblemished reputation. Such a man does not suddenly develop into a thief and rob a pretty girl. The result of the inquiry was to throw such grave doubts upon tho conviction of Asher that ex-Judge Bedford asked that he might go free. Thus genuine jus tice was done and an honost man saved from the ignominy of a prison. It is in tho judicial functions of the District Attorney’s office that the public is best benofitted, and wo are glad to put upon record another instance in which in nocence has been protected by an official prose on tor. A Clever Trick.—Americans admire cleverness in anything, and it is certainly a clever trick on the part of tho Western Union to try to dodge tho Subway Commission by putting the telegraph wires on the Elevated railroad. Whether this device is in violation of tho law is a question for the lawyers. The Legislature has ordered the wires to be put underground, and the Elevated railroad, ss its name implies, is certainly above ground. If this can be legally established. Commissioner Flower will have to shin up tho Elevated pil lars and pull the wires down again. As the Western Union and the Elevated road arr prac tically under the same ownership, the Commis sioner may find himself prosecuted for tres pass il he attempts to interfere. Still, it is his duty to enbree tho law, and the wires, like Captain Scott’s coon, must come down sooner or later. But let us have a good-humored, as well as a legal, conflict. A Reason fob Popularity.—The Oc tober number of “The Young Ladies’ Journal” contains the opening chapters ot an exceeding ly interesting story entitled A Handsome Sin ner,” and the concluding portions of several other serial stories ot much merit. One of the reasons why “ The Young Ladies’ Journal” is so popular is the fact that, while its contents are instructive and entertaining, there is noth ing in the magazine to which a father or mother would object to their children reading. Not a Good Phospect.—The Phila delphia North-American says: “What are loft of the roller-skating rinks are looking forward to another good Fall trade.” In Newark we don't think there will be much of “ a good trade.” Tho fathers of that city will remember that it was in tbe roller-ska'ing rinks that their daughters learned the way to perdition. Fa thers in other places are likely to take a lesson from Newark. aud (Suite. DADDY PUNKINHEAD ON SCRIPTURE. At home onco again from seashore and mountain top, wo feel fresher than usual, which is saying a great deal for one who is naturally fresh. Yesterday we met old Daddy Punkinhoad again. As usual, he had hie Big Book with him, and, as usual, it was upside down. “ Studying tho law and tho prophets ?” we asked. “ Dar hain't much profits in de law,” he re plied, shaking his head dolefully; “I is found dat out. Once a man sued me lor a washtub wot I’d borryed an’ tost, an’ I hired a Iyar ter defend dor ease. Dar wus plenty ob law, but no profit fur me. When I got troo wid der ly ars dey lied oberyting but my hat an’ a ole pa’r ob pants an’ a army blanket wot I picked up in a nobbor’B. “Wot I is now trubbled abo’t is dis hyar Good Book. In Genesis 496 hit says, ‘Remem ber de Sabbat’ day to kiok a hole in it.’ Dat mus’ prater to playin’ ball on Sunday, an’ mus’ mean somethin’ abo’t kickin’ a hole in der hem pire. “ Now, here hit eez dat yer mus’ Hyar, I’ll read it.” The devout old gentleman thumbed tho pages, which stood on their heads, aim then read : “ Judicus, 1987. Six days shall dow labor and de sebbonth shalt dow wuok. Now in der lan o’ goodness wot sense is der in dat sparra grafs. Hit turns my ole bead mos’ upside 'down an’ gibs me de earysfphelas in my stum mick. If a man wucks six days in da calendar hit stall’s to raisins dat he wants a little time fur ter whoop aroun’ on Sunday an’ see his nebbors. Mebbe hit means all dat fur polly ticians wot muck always fur de sponboodle. “ Hyar’s nnnudder sparrergrafs. Remember der lillies qb der fe a k- toil. n 9®dey do dey spilj, I’ou’ll fin’ dal in Demoatheens 98, 1776. If I hed Demosthoens here you kin bet a ham I'd make him spin an’ feel likewiscly. Guess lie mus’ hab ben out on a spin whin he writ dat an’ don’t yer furgit hit. “Ef yer wants ter read somethin’ wot yer kan’t ketch onto, an' wot med me scratch my head ontwill de soles ob my feet itched, turn to ifosesayer fo’ leben fo’ty fo', in which Hose remarks, ‘Pro bone republican.’ “Now, I's been a Republican ebbo since de declaramation prockelmation, an’ ef yer fin’s euny bones about my sayin’ so I’ll clean yer offis out fur nothin’. So would enny man wot had a broom an’ a dustpan. “Down hyar a little bidder hit sez: ‘ Whar, oh I whar am de Hebrew chillen ? ’ Enny man wots libbed in Noe Yawk enny length ob time knows jes’ whar ter put his han on dem He brew chillen, des der same as he wud on a flea. Dey’s all ober town, an’ ef a man hezderyte kin’ ob bait be kin fin’ a barrolful ob dem right in dis hyar nebborhud. “Here’s anudder in Leviticus, 1976: ‘Der wicked flea even no man pursooth. Every man onless he wears his brains under his coat-tails, knows dat ef he’s ebber had ’em. Bnt, on der udder han’ der flea has his best holt when det man doth pursooth as ebberybody kin affidavid to ef he’s ebber had de occasion tor git up in der middle ob der night an’ go huntin’ fur de beforesaid obscurious fleabottomy. “ I’ll des distract yer hattention once mo’, an’ den I muss go an’ clean ont my spitsedores. Here hit sez we are alive in de mo’nin’ an’ in de ebenin’ we are cut down like der hopporgrass. “ Shoo ! What sense is dar in dat. “Ef a man wants yer ter know all about de Big Book an’ ter read hit like we was gwine ter onnerstan’ hit, why doan’t he write hit unner stan able. I tink dem tellers wot writ hit mus’ a’ bin wot yo’ fellers calls space repo’ters. Yah, yah 1 Dat’s my squeal.” And old Daddy I’unkinhead shoved the book down his shirt front and ambled off to purily his early morning “spitsedores,” as he called them, and cracked a gamin alongside of the head for spitting through his crossed fingers because Daddy was “google-eyod.” SMALL CHANGE. A professional bicyclist recently did a mile in two minutes and a half. He is a graduate of a famous college, and when he was asked to recite tho multiplication table it took him exactly two hours and a half, which proves that the bicycle is mightier than the multiplica tion table. Clambakes and chowder parties are now flourishing throughout the land, and the politician who wants something is hiding down in his cellar and telegraphing to his wife up stairs that be is having an elegant time at the seashore and will be home in two weeks. George Gould has run off with an actress, and young Blaine has married against his father's will. The old fellows may think themselves smart, bnt when young heads get together there’s liable to be some tall scratch ing aronnd that neighborhood. The diminutiveness of the Prohibition vote in Maine proves just as we havo always maintained. Nearly everybody howls Prohibi tion immediately after pay day, but better thoughts generally exist when the head begins to diminish. The earthquake has had one good effect. It has set the Southern residents to praying instead of preying. The recent collision at Silver Creek wag a terrible affair, and as usual the engineer was the only man who eßoaped damage. He is one of the missing, however, but the incensed citizens are yet scouring the woods and have hopes. Alter's appearance decidedly alters the ease, and if Jaehne ever intends to turn over a new leaf and make an honest living when he returns from Sing Twice, he should turn his attention to ehoe-making. It’s his last chance. Beecher charges a two shilling ad mission fee to his European lectures, or rather expects each lectures to contribute that amount to the basket. As a result there isn't a man in town who can find a button on his shirt. The bicyclists are holding a conven tion in Springfield, Mass., and several of them have been accused of crookedness in tbeir races. The authorities should hang them on the spot and shoot all the witnesses. On the Czar’s journey to Poland fifty thousand troops lined the railroad to guard the potentate from danger. If the Nihilists had started a local Geronimo along the track the woods would have been ruined. President Cleveland has had a new barbod-wire fence placed around his Potomac residence. Each barb contains a dynamite bomb. Snivel Service Democrats should take notice and keep oil the grass. Cleveland’s fist fight was announced in Thursday’s papers, and we were just about silting down to write an art ele on mother s-in law, when we ascertained that it referred to a slugging match in Ohio. The Shah of Persia has closed all the cafe’s in his Shahdom. We’ll bet four cents to a kick in the coat-tails that the Shah didn’t do it until he’d ordered a frosh crop of back-door for his own private use. The Coney Island pool sellers are be ing tried in Brooklyn. But those who have ever visited Coney Island wth never be satisfied until the District Attorney turns his attention to the beer sellers. The reason they call a “ crook’s ” es tablishment a “ ience ” is because there are so many pick-its hung out there. Wo are not thoroughly posted on this subject, but we think that that’s why. A Jersey City man recently shot at a burglar and excused himself to his neighbors by explaining that he thought it was the minis ter and was endeavoring to cure him of the hay fever. The public schools throughout the country have again opened, and the urchin now spends his evenings in studying his lessons and making business lively for the fine-tooth comb. A British contemporary informs us that the Tory party is a party of allies. If they’ll spell that last word with a triple “1 ” we’H chip in our little vote in the affirmative. Brooklyn and New York indulged in a cyclone on Sunday last, and the people in the churches, who were in the fold, were the first to grab their hats and howl for mercy. The Parmer’s Convention is now in session in Philadelphia, and the delegates are descussing the question, “ The proper method of grafting pumpkin on onion trees.” Most of our Summer ruralizers have returned from the country, and those who stayed at home have to mash the tops off their trunks in order to be in the fashion. John L’s. latest attempt to slug has been nipped in the bud. It would have been better, perhaps, if John L. had been nipped in the bud too—or in the mug. Somebody recently broke into an In diana post office in the day time and stole the postmaster's boots. He was in them, and the mail had just como in. It is reported that the Egyptian mon ument in Central Park is crumbling to pieces. Several others have crumbled to pieces before they were built. The Presidential party are still m the woods, and, judging by the past week’s events, the Democratic party is on the way to join the other party. After the result in Maine. Neal Dow should kneel down and offer up a few petitions for the tail end of the Democratic party. An investigation is to be made as to whether or not Sedgwick got drunk in Mexico, How jealous those investigators must be ! Judging by recent developments all England is now prepared to drop the Gal-a tear. eenKwaflsaacMswnsesßHaana World of gUutomrnf. GOSSIP OF THE WEEK. The precepts of Brigham Young do not appear to be forgotten in Mormon Laud, and hia disciples seem still to love the theatre as much as he did himself, Mr. A. M. Palmor’s Madison Square The atre Company pteyod ‘Jfaints and is Salt Lake City last Monday night to an enormous audi ence, the receipts being over $1,500, and |o tho credit of polygamy, be it said, the Sinners ward hissed, while the Saints were a'* great go.” Dur jpg the Summer, or since last June, Manager Palmer has UleO his regular company from this city a distance of nine tboilsaQg miles; not a rt at§ has been missed and not an accident lias dccurred, and thus far all have enjoyed the best of health. The company are expected to reach this city about the second week in October, to prepare for the opening of the season at Manager Palmer's beauti ful Madison Square Theatrb. Mlle. Rhea is at present acting in the large cities of New England, and is everywhere attract ing large and fashionable audiences of those who delight in the highest form of the dramatic art. This artist's farewell tour of this country is prov ing to be the most successful that she has ever made. In May next Mlle. Rhea plays farewell engagement in this city, when she will be seen in several plays new to her repertoire. M. B. Curtis produces his new play, “Caught in a Corner,” September 27th, at the Globe Theatre, in Boston. He is negotiating for an opening in this city, and if the pending arrangements are com pleted the piece will be put on hero for a run, with special scenery and a strong cast. Mr. J. McNeill Whistler, the celebrated lecturer and artist wjfco is shortly to arrive in this country under the management of Mr. R. D'Oyly Carte and deliver his celebrated “ Ten O’Clock ” lecture throughout the principal cities, has just completed a life-size portrait of Mr. Henry E. Dixey as Adonis and presented the same to Mr. Dixey. Robson and Crane’s next season begins at the Brooklyn Theatre to-morrow night, their opening play being “The Comedy of Errors,” which will be presented with the scenery, costumes and proper ties of the spectacular production at the Star Thea tre in this city. When Frederick Warde reappears at the Wind sor Theatre ho will be seen in a special and elab orate production of Leonard Outram’s tragedy of “Galba, the Gladiator,” which he recently pro duced in Providence with very great success. Mr. Warde’s present season has thus far been exceeding ly profitable to himself and his manager. Dear little Helen Dauvray—who is nothing if not American, and being American is always wel come—and her company leave this city to-nigbt by special train for Boston, where the popular young actress begins a ten weeks' tour in “One of Our Girls," September 27th. Mr. Howard’s successful comedy will be produced in the different cities with all the original and elaborate scenery used at the Lyceum Theatre and the principal members of the cast as seen in this city. Very great success should attend Miss Dauvray’s tour. Margaret Mather has won Denver as heartily as she did Frisco, and is showered with praises and at tentions which savor of royalty. John P. Smith, who appears to have a Watchful eye over Brooklyn, has arranged with Frank L. Goodwin, Clara Morris’s manager, for a brief sea son at the Academy of Music there, commencing on Wednesday evening next, with “ L Article 47,” assisted by the following supporting company : Mr. Henry Miller. Miss Bijou Heron, Miss Kate Dennin-Wilson, Mr. Ogden Stevens, Mr. Rowland Buckstone, Mr. H. B. Phillips, Mr. George F. Bird, Miss Mollie Revel, Mr. Joseph Brennan, Miss Sara Lascelles, Miss Clara Ogden, Little Angela Ogden, Mr. John Elliot, Mr. George Fredericks, Mr. Victor Willing, Mr. Charles Johnson. Mb. Rudolph Aronson has engaged the famous Arman ini Quintette of mandolin players for the Ca sino concert which occurs on Sunday evening, Sept. 26th/ Mb. and Mrs. George S. Knight appear at the Windsor Theatre, September 27th; in a reconstructed and improved version of their amusing comedy, •’Over the Garden Wall,” in which this clever couple will introduce a number of new songs, dances and other novel features. The company is very much stronger than last season, and includes several popular people. The female characters in Gunter’s play, «* A Wall Street Bandit,” are in very strong hands, compris ing Miss Georgia Cayvan, Miss Sadie Bigelow, Miss Fannie Addison, Miss Anna Boyle, Miss Marion Russell and several others. Miss Anna Boyle re cently returned from.the Pacific Slope where she has been starring with, considorablo sucoess. She was formerly with the Madison Square Theatre Company. The sale of seats for “ A Wall Street Bandit ” opens on Monday morning. Miss Celia Alsberg, of the Celia Alsberg-Lewis Morrison Dramatic Company, has instructed her manager to donate the entire net receipts of the week commencing September 13th to the Charleston earthquake sufferers during the production of Dr. Haas’s “Faust and- Marguerite.” The performance will be given under the patronage of the Governor and Mayor of Rhode Island and New Jersey, and the moneys therefrom handed’ over to them for dis buisement. This is the first theatrical company to do this. We hope the rest will follow their ex ample. * A romantic comedy drama called “ An Irish Girl” or “ A Daughter of Erin,” by Henri Rochefort, the French journalist, will be brought out at the Four teenth Street Theatre tho latter part of October with a very strong cast. The play is said to. deal with the Irish invasion into Canada and to be full of stirring incidents interspersed with a charming love romance. Robert B. Mantell presents Mr. John W. Kol ler’s now play of “Tangled Lines” to-morrow night «t the Globe Theatre, in Boston. The Casino.—As the run of “Ermi nio” is drawing to a close, it seems as though the operetta is even gaining in popularity. Hundreds of people were turned away last week, unable to obtain seats, and all the “favorite points ’* in the opera are encored time and again. “ Erminie ” can remain only two weeks longer, and the 150th and last representation is announced for Saturday even ing, October 2d, when the occasion will bo oele. brated in a manner which Manager Rudolph Aron son promises will not soon bo forgotten by those who participate. The Violet Cameron Comic Opera Company sailed for New York on the steamer “Auraala” yester day. The Casino is at present the scene of great activi ty with the preparations for the first production of Offenbach’s “Commodore,” the story of which deals principally with a complicated love affair, in which the Commodore, two couples, two notaries, and several middles are interested. The bluff Commodore, without consulting any one in particular, wishes to simply marry off both couples, to suit himself; ho mixes up things in gen* eral, gets everybody into trouble, and creates con fusion all around, until matters are finally cleared up and happiness and jollity reigns supreme. The company will number sixty, and the costumes and scenery are to be as handsome as anything ever seen at the Casino. Mr. Arouson expects tho first night, October 4th, to be an unusually brilliant one, as the advance demand for seats has boon al most unprecedented. Lyceum Theatre.—Last evening Mr. Dan Frohman inaugurated his first season as the manager of this handsome and perfectly equipped theatre with the initial performance of a new drama entitled. “The Main Line; or, Rawsons Y," which its authors, Messrs. H. C, De Mille and Charles Bar nard, style “An idyl of the railroad." The cast was as follows; Lawrence HattonJ. B. Mason Ono Jack HattonCharles Overton Zerubbabel PuddychumpF. F. Mackay Addleton Bolingbrokesplineßaymond Holmes Jim Blakelyßalph Delmore Sam BurroughsW. H. Compton Dora Van Tyne Lillian Richardson Little Prairie Flower Dora Stuart Positive Burroughs Etta Hawkins The drama is iu four acts. The scene is Colorado Rawson’s Yon the Great Western and Pacific Air Line Railroad, and the divisions of the scene are: Act I. Noon, October 16, 1883—The danger signal. Act 11. Sundown next afternoon—Off the line. Act 111. 10:35 P. M.; scene, evening—The flying switch. Act IV. 12 o’clock midnight. December 12, 1885— The grand junction—ln on time. There was a very large audience present and it included many notable representatives, not only of the press, but of the theatrical, legal and other pro fessions, and of “society people.” Extended comment upon the merit of the play and the acting of tho company will be made here after. It remains only, iu this brief notice, to say that the performance passed off smoothly; that the audience appeared to be favorably impressed and called the authors before the curtain. Fourteenth Street Theatre.—“ Our Rich Cousin" was given its final performance on this stage last evening. It camo, it was seen and it did not conquer. “ Pity ’tis, ’tis pity ’tis true,” or words to that effect. It cannot be said that it deserved a better fate, but it should be recorded as a work which had in its composition much avail able material which was improperly placed in in adequate surroundings. A reconstruction may give it tho vitality which will insure it hereafter a favorable he .ring upo« the metropolitan To-Morrow evening Mrs. Henrietta Chanfrau will present, for the first time in this city, Sir Charles Young’s drama, entitled “ Tho Scapegoat.” The plot of the play is as follows : Victor Brough ton, an English gentleman, traveling through the United States under an assumed name, meets and weds in Chicago an American woman named Linda Colmore. Subsequent to his marriage he visits New Orleans for the purpose of meeting a titled friend from England and is involved in a quarrel over a game of cards with a gambler of that city. The latter is assassinated the succeeding night and fastening upon Broughton he is arrested, tried and conJomßM to f .? T ‘J 10 mnMef. A week after this the jail is destroy o 3 b? flr' anu several of its inmates burned to death, MfcWng them Victor Broughton, whoso charred remains are identified by his English friend. A year later Linda visits London, so does Victor, who has es caped, his identification being a part of the plot to invest his younger brother with the family title and estates. Husband and wife are brought to gether by accident which nearly results fatally to the former. Recognition follows, and Linda, learn ing the story of the murder, resolves to set her husband free from the condemnation for the crime. Through a tramp who escaped with Victor and had been his companion iu misfortune, she obtained a clew to the real assassin, and, following with rare sagacity and thrilling resolution, succeeds at last in bringing him to justice. It is promised that the cast will be adequately represented, and that the scenic settings and ap. poiutments will be new, effective and appropriate. Union Square Theatre.—This thea tre opens for the season to-morrow night. Mlle. Aimee will appear in “ Mam'zelle,” a curiously funny composition from the pen of Wm. Gill, which gives ample scope for the amusing witchery of this delightful actress. Aimee is always Aimee, and whatever she does has that inimitable grace and cunning of voice and gesture which is singularly charming. Monday, the 27th, Sardou’s new comedy will be presented for the first time in tbis country, at this theatre, by Mlle. Aimee, another jolly colleague. Clara Morris will play a week’s engagement here, beginning Oct. 4th, appearing in “Miss Multon” and “ Article 47.” Following Miss Morris will come Fanny Daven port, Mocljeska, and Margaret Mather, each inelabo rate and important productions. The Union Square, under Manager J. M. Hill’s direction, has evidently taken a new lease of life, and it would not surprise us if his clear brain and firm purpose were to again make it the cherished abode of the highest in dramatic success. There is a lingering affection for the old house which is quick to respond and may be easily turned to a saving and glorifying grace. Waldack’s Theatre. — " Josephine Sold by Her Sisters ” has entered into the second month of a most prosperous career. Coionel Mc- Caull’s Company have scored a decided success in the opera, both individually and collectively, the new comers. Misses Parker and Soldene, and Eugene Oudin, having rapidly become favorites, while the other principals of the cast, Mathilde Cottrelly, Messrs. Hopper and Morsell are keeping up their former well-earned reputations. On Wednesday evening the members of the Lark Club, consisting of the Ninth Company, Seventh Regiment, will visit the theatre as a special compli ment to Mr. Oudin, in recognition of an entertain ment given to the club last Spring, before his de parture for Europe. Madison Square Theatre.—Oa to morrow night Mr. Gillette's drama oi “Held by tho Enemy” will begin the sixth week of its remunera tive run. For thirty nights tbis fine military play has drawn crowded houses, and the more it is seen the better it Is liked. Neither sultry weather nor rain nor the numer ous and strong counter attractions have had tho slightest deterrent effect on tho attendance. As the Autumn deepens and our citizens come home from seaside and mountain, the advance sale of seats during tho run of this attraction will doubtless steadily increase, showing that a lively curiosity exists to seo this latest exhibit of Mr. Gil lette’s talent as a piay wrighb Poole’s Theatre (Eighth St.)— The second week of the season at Mr. Poole’s cozy new theatre has beon better than the first, and a series of crowded and enthusiastic audiences have greeted W. J. Scanlan, the handsome young comedian, in ■ his picturesque and interesting Irish drama of “ Shane-na-Lawn.” During the week several thoa- ■ tre parties from Murray Hill attended, and applaud ed with great vigor tho clever acting of this young comedian. Mr. Scanlan’s aew songs have “ caught on ’’ by a large majority, ana are already being sung iu . drawing-rooms and whistled on the streets, a pretty sure sign of their popularity. There can be no ■ question but that. Mr. Poole has made a success of his new venture, a-nd it is quite certain also that Mr. Scanlan and “ Sbane-na-Lawn ” will bo the at traction for many weeks to come. Everything about the entertainment—the scenery, costumes, songs, etc.—are brand new, and the sup porting company is an excellent one. Regular-matinees are given every Wednesday and : Saturday, and are being largely attended by ladies and children. Fifth Avenue Theatre.—Exit Mr. Joe Murphy and“ Kerry Gow.” Enter the •• Just returned—from—London—ho ’• Adonis Dixey, who will once again air bis marble wishbone in the at mosphere of freedom. Tho American eagle oa to morrow evening will flap his patriotic wings, and Expansive Evangeline Rice will be seen in the vesti bule robed as the Goddess of Liberty, waving the star spanglad banner, while business Manager Schroeder , will, in. full dress suit, whistle “ Hail Columbia," with the usual “ please pass-two-and-obligp” varia tions. President Cleveland regrets that business will, prevent hina from being present. Secretary Bayard ; will send a Garland of his picking from the political garden which, although somewhat faded, will be none the less acceptable as a token of hia esteem, A cablegram from her majesty, the Queen, and one Q. O. D., from H. R. H. the Prince of Wales,, will. be road between the first and second aois by.Mr«. John Stetson. Adonis will recite “ A-ram’s Dream," In Imitation. of Mr. Henry Irving, and road a.poem of welcome, written for tho occasion, in collaboration, by.Walt, Whitman and Rollin M. Squire. Mayor Grace, Geo. W. Curtis, with Jonosy, of tho» Tinies, that tries men’s sou is—will sing “ Auld .Lang- Syne," assisted by a chorus of “boodle "aidermen. The theatre will be draped with the - flags. o£ alls nations, and some that aro-o< no nation. The all-, conquering hero, Adonis, will exhibit the trophies; ho captured from the enejuy during his late* cam paign in England. Nothing will be left undone to make the occasion., of the triumphal returm of thia illustrious, repre sentative of the highest, quality of dramatic art now? known to the stage off the New World, > sublime and memorable pagpant. It will, ip fact, be crusher. The curtain- will rise upon ; a see no which, will be forever historic. As Mr. Dixey advances; down the stage posed upon the pedestal of Adonis, ringed on either side will be with head* bowed in reverential awe, Joe Jefferson, John. Gib. bert, William Waatren, Lester W’allaok; and Charles. Fisher, and other representatives, of, a. forgottyik line of comedy which in the presence of the. bril liant exponent of the new school is among. th£> things that were. Let us blees the Old and bid aM. Hail to, the Now*. Windsor Theatre.—Mr. Frederick Bryton appeared at this housolast week in. a reco>n* structed version of his play, “Forgiven." and at tracted a series of crowded houses. Tho play has been improved and Mr. Bryton played the- leading, role-with picturesque effes>t. Tomorrow night Manager Murtha brings, forward an attraction that should draw exceedingly large audiences, when Mr. Newton Beers, a young, ro mantic actor, who haa starred in the South and West, will be seen in a magnificent spectacular production of tha English mala-drama, entitled “Lost in London,” for which Mr. Henry E. Hoyt bas painted the following entirely new and sensa tional scenes: The heart of tho Bleakmoor, a real istic coal mine scene; an illuminated snow scene in the streets of London, the home of the Swart King and an effective transformation scene with.which the play closes. Mr. Beers will have the assistance of a good company, including Misses Ray Phoebe Don, a young English actress; Kate maiue, Edward See and other capable people. Dsi«. ing the play a number of entirely new and uayel specialties will be introduced. Dookstadeb’s Minstbbls.—Not a pa?- tide of the former Interior, not a corner meets tha eye upon which it is possible to hang a hope oi identification, remains of the interior of what was once known as the San Francisco Minstrel Hall, and more recently as the Comedy Theatre. From the front door clear back to tha stage entrance every thing is new. When Mr. Low Dockstider took hold about three months ago he determined to make a complete job of it. Ho tore out the entire interior and dumped the mortal remains of the old place out in the street in a pile of lath, lumber and lime dust; and with only the four walls to work from the builders began their task. To-day the place is a poem in outlines and color, beauti.'ully pleasing tints and graceful designs combined in appropriate ornamentations, while bright metals and sparkling glass effects lend their light and brilliancy to tliQ picture. The architectural triumph is complete The decorative features are exquisite* Airange ment of seats has beep. that a full view ?! stage la obmoiahded from every part of the theatre. The ceil ng is designed} in a lace pattern, orna mented with gold, and the two large ventilator op enings are covered with delightfully illusionary spider webs through which flowers and trailing vines are discovered. There are eight boxes or stalls on each side of the house, with grill work openings which are furnished iu blue, white and goln to harmonize with the drapery. The lower ceiling, under the balcony is treated with gold and drapery, in keeping with the decorations. The chairs, a new and comfortable pattern, are col ored in blue and white, With gold effudtk. ”°t attractive feature is the stage. Tais has been enlarged and th) proscenium has beau given a marvelously pretty aspect bymaking it a horseshoe-figure frame. The horseshoe, which is twenty-six feet between the heel-corks, has the ap pearance of being wrought of solid silver, aud is trimmed with flowers in relief, while the golden background presents scrolls, heads and figures in clouds aud sky, all meant to suggest in grotesque way the muses of Tragedy and Comedy. This de sign was suggested by Mr. Dockstader. The first season ot this new candidate for popular favor was inaugurated on Friday evening last iu the presence of an audience which completely filled the house. The minstrels—arrayed in the usual somi-circle on the stage, were arrayed in black satin “ smalls" and silk stockings, dress coats and immaculate shirt fronts. Mr. Mullaly—once the conductor of the Frisco’s— led off with an overture; Manager Low Dockstader sang a topical song “He Doesn't Know Whore to Stop," Mr. Pepper sang “Once In a While,” a ballad; &n alto solo was beautifully rendered by Mr. Jose, and Mr. McWade sang a bairtone solo in ex cellent voice. Then came an advertisement for Adonis, entitled ■ Dixey’s Reception,” aud the performances closed with a burlesque, entitled “The Obel.'sk,” in which the entire company made things iivelj. Mr. A. C. Moreland was as dignified and impres sive as in the days of yore as the Interlocutor. Mr. Dockstader baa erected a beautiful litt’e borne for minstrelsy; let us hope he will succeed it mak ing it pleasurably permanent and popular. Grand Opera House.—James A. Herne’s new comedy-drama, entitled “ The Minute Men,” which achieved a success at the People’s Theatre recently, will be given at the Grand Opera House, this week, with the original scenery, prop erties, etc., aud effective cast, including James A. Herne, Katherine C. Herne and H. M. Pitt. Tho production of “ Hood man Blind,” at this theatre, will begin on September 27th. It prom ises to be more notable than the original presenta tion of the play at Wallack’s Theatre, where it rau for several weeks. Messrs. French and Sanger have purchased all the original scenery and mechanical effects, and have secured a strong company, which includes Mr. Joseph Haworth, Augustus Cook, Sydney Howard, George Conway, Mat. Snyder, Miss Sidney Armstrong, Mrs. Elberts, Carrie Elberts, Bessie Bernard and others. Novelty Theatre, (Brooklyn, E. D.) —Manager Proctor has prepared a feast which his numerous patrons will uot be slow to avail them selves of for next week’s attraction in “Youth." This play was recently played for two weeks in New York City, and from tho acceptable method in which it was acted, mounted and costumed, won tho commendation of the entire press. “Youth "is essentially a spectacular piece, aud admits of flue opportunities for scenic effects, which Messrs. King Hedley and Harrison have taken advantage of by having every scene used in the production painted specially for the production. Third Avenue Theatre.—Josephine Cameron will appear at this popular theatre this week in “ Camille,” “Ingomar” and “East Lynne,” supported by Barton Hill and a good company. Murray and Murphy’s engagement in “ Our Irish Visitors ’’was a notable success aud will leave a green memory with a large host of Now Yorkoro.