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MASONIC MATTERS: Why la It Sol Be it Resolved;
From “ Uncle John;” Third Masonic District; Well-
Doing: The Fifth District Honored; Royal Arch
Items; I.o:lge Dedication; Templar Notes; Personal,
Varhtics; Dlmission; Labor Exchange.
E. J.—Kalsomine is composed of zinc
white mixed with water and glue sizing. The sur
face to which it is applied must bo clean and
smooth. Tor oiiiing , mix half a pound of glue
with fifteen pounds ol zine; lor walls, one pound oi
glue with fiiteen pounds of zinc. Soak the glue
over night in a tin vessel containing about a quart
of warm water, if the kalsomine is to be applied
the next day. add a pint more of clean water to the
glue and set the tin vessel containing the glue into
a kottla of boiling water, over the tire, and continue
to stir the glue until It is well dissolved and quite
thin. 11 the glue pail ba place lin a kettle of boil
ing water, the glue will not be scorched. Then,
after putting the Paris white into a large water
pall, pour ou hot water and stir it until tao liquid
appears tike thick xniik. Now mingle the glue
liquid with the whiting, stir It thoroughly, and
apply it to the wall with a large white
wash-1 ru h or with a large pakit-brush. It is of
little consequence what kind of an instrument is
employed in laying on the kalsomine, provided the
liquid is spread smoothly. Expensive brushes,
made expressly for kalsomining, may be obtained
at brush factories and at some drug and hardware
(stores. But a good white-wash brush, baying long
and thi h hair, will do very well. In case the
liquid is so thick that it will not How from the
brush so os to make smooth work, add a little more
hot water. When applying the Kalsomine, stir it
frequent y. Dip the brush often, an ! only so deep
in the liquid as to take rs much as the hair will re
tain without letting large drops fall to tho floor. Il
too much glue be added, the kalsomine cannot be
laid on smoothly, and will be liable to crack. The
alm should be to apply a thin layer of sizing that
cannot bo brushed off with a broom or dry cloth, A
thin cost will not crack.
Amateur. —It is nonsense id ask what
an artist should get for a picture. The artist is paid
according to the reputation which ho has made.
Aletesonier now gets very large prices for the pic
tures he paints. How was it twenty-five years ago ?
No doubt at that time he painted as well as he has
sin on, but be was then pleesed to get enough for his
pictures to keep lhe wolf from toe door. There are
now young artists who, if they are honest in their
work and study, will rival Meissonier in his best,
but they receive only small prices tor their work.
AH artists, whether literary, sculptors or painters,
have hard work to buy broad and butter until they
have made a reputation for peculiar ability. Dick
ens, Thackeray and others who won fame had to
subsist on very littio money in the beginu ug of
their careers.
Jack and Jill.—“ Ella marries John,
and after the ceremony, say six months, she finds
that John had a wife living when he married her.
She leaves him and marries Paul. Has she a right
to do so t Can she be indicted for bigamy ? Can
Paul got married again!'* The woman, Elia, has a
perfect right to marry again, >ud she cannot be
indicted lor bigamy, f.s the first husband. John, had
no right to marry her as his wife wits living; but to
make itffioro plain, she should have procured a
JiiVoros, which she could have done without any
trouib'o. The second husband, Paul, has no right
to marry again during his wife’s life, and if he does
Oo he may be prosecuted for bigamy.
Religion.—The first Presbyterian
Chv rch erected in New York, stood at the corner of
Wall aud Nassau streets, fronting Broad, and Its
foundation was laid in 1719. It was a small wooden
building with no steeple or bell, and with only three
small windows on each side. In 1718 it was rebuilt
and enlarged. Anew congregation was organized
in 1756, and built a church ed Hee in Cedar street,
between Broadway and Nassau street. Subsequent’y
moved to Grand street, near Broadway, "Tie
Brick Meeting House ” was built in 1766, "in the
fields M on Beekman street, between Nassau street
and Park Row, occupying ground now covered by
newspaper presses and offices.
Constant Reader.-Ist. We cannot keen
a record of the date of illustrations in any paper
If you are deslrious of obtain ng tho date, enclose n
stamped and addressed envelope to tho paper and
the publishers no doubt, will send it to you. 2d.
Carlotta Patti was never married to either Strakoscb
or Mnretzek. Her present husband is a violoncellist
named DeMunck. who appeared with her during
her last visit to this country. Owing to a slight
lameness she has confined herself almost entirely
to concert singing, though she has occasionally ap
peared la opera, in such parts as that of the Queen
of Night in Mozart s ‘’Magic Flute” with grea f
A access.
O. R. N,—lst. The “Tribune ” build
log Wafi not fired during the riots of 1863. Fire was
set to some paper in the counting room, and the
policemen stamped It out. It is probable that had
it not been fbr the timely arrival of about two hun
dred policemen, tho building would have been
burned down by the rioters. 2d. The first fire
oauaed by the rioters occurred at Provost Marshal
llanierre’s office, at the northeast corner of Third
avenue and Forty-sixth street, on Monday, July 13,
1863. From there the riot rapidly spread through
put ths city.
Patron of Wallack’s.—Oliver Gold -
itnith’s comedy of “ She Stoops to Conquer ” was
represented for the first time, March 15. 1773, in
London. His comedy of “The Goodnatured Man "
was produced at Covent Garden Theatre, in London.
January 29, 1763. It was played for nine nights.
You have therefore lost your wager that ■•She Stoops
to. Conquer ” was the first of tho two comedies seen
Upon the stage. Golden.itb, acco ding to his biagra
pher, “ cleared by the performance of ‘Sho Stoops
to Conquer,’ over £800.”
Justice. —“ What are the solid con
tents of a cylindrical tank thirty-three feet high
With, a spherical bottom rising eight feet in the cen
tre ?” 561,15X3302 cubic feet. We have answered
this question, but will not tn the future pay any
attention, to arithmetical conundrums. The an
swers to questions in the Dispatch must be of in
terest to the general public. This is not of that
nr p Rome.—St Peter’s Church, in Rome
' l ’ 'required for its erection 176 years, and to complete
j the structure an additional 124 years. Its cost was
■ L- $50,000,000 in gold, and to keep it in repair requires
an Annual expenditure of $20,000. Of its vast di
_• mansions, perhaps the best Idea Is conveyed by the
statement that it covers eight acres of ground.
Sam. Lyon.—The first horse railroad
In this city was that belonging to the N. Y. and
Harlem Railroad, and now known as the Fourth
Avenue Line. They obtained their grant from the
Common Council, on December 22. 1831. The
second was the Sixth Avenue Railroad, which ob
tained its grant July 30, 1851.
H. M. T. —In starting a circulating
fibrary, as in any other business, a great deal de
pends upon the person. If he baa a good standing
and is known to be honest and straightforward, he
can obtain credit from any publishing bouse, oth
erwise he will be compelled to pay cash for any
books he may order.
Foreign Subscriber. — Ist. Tha Post
office has the power to refuse to de-iver letters or to
pay money orders to the ••Louisiana State Lottery,”
a» it is against the law to use the mails for lottery
purposes, and they no doubt do so refuse at some
times. 2d. The sketches you speak of are to a
groat extent fiction.
Canal Boat.—The exit from a private
residence to the roof should be of sufficient size to
permit tha egress of a large-sized person. The
stairs are generally of wood and lead to a scuttle on
t'je roof. If you su.-pect a house of being unsafe or
unfit for h bitation, notify the Inspector of Build
JuftncE.—Mrs. Avery D. Putnanl.
whose husband was killed by Foster on a New York
horse car, w«s to receive $5,000 from the railroad
company; but the Court of Appeals reversed the
judgment be -ausc nobody asked tho conductor to
put Foster off.
W. J. M.—The “Black Crook” was
first produced at Niblo’s Garden on Wednesday,
tiopt. 12th. 1866. The part of Rudolphs was takoh
by Mr. George Boniface. Mr. William Wheatley was
tho leases aud manager at the time.
Lucy.—A layer of pulverized charcoal
ku inch thick laid upon the surface of the soil in
flower pots, will render roses more gorgeous, vari
egate petunia* witii.red or purple, and spot violets
with a dai'Kur blue. It is easily tried.
C. E. M.—The vaults you speak of are
the same as any other £ate deposit vaults which are
contained m a fireproof building and of which the
lessee has the key. The company are supposed to
protect tho vaults from robbery.
F. H. Me.—The advertisement you
’inclosed was sent to us by a regular and reliable
advertising agent and further than knowing him tc
be upright in bis dealings with us, wo know noth
ing of the matter.
G. G. — Eng'and is supposed to have
(31 fin st navy in the world. Of armies, Germany's
va.< rupata with any other nation for having the
lo t drilled an I equipped body of men.
M j ii.—l he property bounded by
Franklin, White, Centre and Elm streets, formerly
o cup.etl as a freight depot by tho New Haven and
Harlem Railroads, belongs to the city.
T. L. F.—We do not discuss theo
logical questions m the Dispatch. There are plen
ty of sectarian p; pers which are devoted almost ex
clusively to subjects of mac nature.
R. C.— lt is a subject of discussion
which has not baen settle whether the song,
/’Coming Thro’ the Rye,” reb rs to a field of rye or
to a small stream in Scotland.
M. M.—The average daily travel across
the Brooklyn Bridge at 111. present tlmo i. about
seventy-five thousand.
M. F. A.—See answer to F. H. Me., as
It refers to the same matter of which you wrote us.
Veteran.— See Grand Army column.
fnrk glisjjiittjj.
NEW YORK. MARCH 13, 1887.
Owing to our large Edition we are compelled tn <o to
pros Fat an early hour, hence ADVERTISEMENTS CAN
-J?o Masonic Advertisers.
Those desiring to advertise in our Masonin columns
must have their advertisements n our office BEFORE
vertisement can be inserted on the Masonic Pago alter
t hat hour.
has a larger circulation than any
ether Sunday Newspaper pub
lished in the United States.
Ono object of the bill now before tho Legis
lature to impose higher licenses upon the
liquor-dealers of New York is to protest the
respectable mon who are carrying on tho trade
honorably and legitimately. These men are
the worst persecuted class in the community.
They are heavily taxed for the privilege of con
ducting their business, aud yet the present
laws give them no adequate protection. They
are supposed to be under the care of tho Ex
cise ofUcials and the police; but they are out
rageously blackmailed and bullied by the per
sons who are bound to look after their inter
ests. They pay promptly the fees and taxes
demanded, and yet they are subjected to the
opposition and competition of low groggerios,
whose proprietors defy the license laws, and
are never to be found or identified when taxes
are due. Their reputation is sullied by asso
ciation with a gang of law-breakers with whom
they havo nothing in common. For want o
sufficient judges, the Excise oases cannot be
tried, and so the innocent suffer underserved
opprobrium and the guilty go unpunished. If
these injuries and injustices were inflicted
upon any other business men, they would soon
unite to enforce a redress of their grievances.
The character of a bill may be judged by
those who oppose it. The High License bill is
opposed by a combination of Prohibitionists and
low groggery owners. Extremes meet in this
alliance ot those who do not want any liquors
sold and those who want liquor sold every
where. The Prohibitionists are not in favor of
regulating the trade ; their object is to destroy
it altogether. Their opposition to the bill ought
to recommend it very strongly to all legitimate
dealers. The representatives of the groggeriea
are fighting the bill because they want the pres
ent situation continued indefinitely. Now, every
legitimate dealer knows that tho present situa
tion is intolerable. Our officials assure us that,
in excise cases, a bail-bond is equivalent to an
acquittal, and so the groggery proprietors have
been able to combine to violate the law by sim
ply giving bail whenever they were arrested.
Superintendent Murray proposes to prevent
this by injunction proceedings and lias success
fully applied this remedy in a few flagrant cases.
But it oannot bo applied to all oases—and the
smallest offenders are generally the worst—
because all tho time of our courts would be
occupied in tearing the pleadings and the legal
expenses would far exceed tho appropriations.
Tho advocates of the High License bill are not
• xtremiste nor fanatics. They do not expect to
reconstruct human nature, like the Prohibition
ists. They hope to freeze ont tho low groggerios
by imposing so ho >vy a fee that tho men who
pay it will ba careful not to violate the law. In
other words, they take bonds tor good behavior.
Nobody can understand the attitude which
the Prohibitionists have assumed toward tho
bill. T ey cannot explain it upon any reason
able grounds. They refuse to ally themselves
with those who desire to regulate the liquor
traffi ; but they form a combination with the
champions of free groggeries. They will have
all or nothing; " the whole hog or none;” the
Maine liquor law or free trade in bad rum. This
is a ridiculous course for otherwise sensible men
to adopt, and it has already had tho effect of
alienating from them all the rest of-the com
munity. Even the advocates of free groggeries
laugh at them as cranks, and despise them
while using them. But their conduct furnishes
a capital lesson to the respectable liquor deal
ers, some of whom have hesitated to support
the High License bill because thoy consider the
present license sufficiently dear. They should
not fall into tho same blunder as the Prohibi
tionists, and shut their eyes to plain facts.
High license means for them a more reputable
trade, ensured against criminal competition,
efficiently protected by the authorities and ap
proved by the best classes oTour citizens. If it
diminishes drunkenness and reduces crime, so
much the better for tho liquor dealers. They
may be perfectly certain that it will not dimin
ish their profits nor reduce their sales; for the
license fee will ultimately come out of the pock
ets of their customers, and the concentration of
the liquor business into fewer hands will be a
mutual benefit.
A great deal of quiet and cruel cheating is
going on which seldom comes to the surface in
our District Courts. Many families throughout
the city have the reputation at employment
agencies of never paying the wages of their
domestics if they can help it. The justicee are
troubled with numerous cases ot this sort, but
the majority of the defrauded servants do not
appeal to the law. They would have to take
out a summons; attend to having it duly served;
employ a lawyer and be present in court to give
their testimony, and for all this they have no
money and no time. They would lose one
place while they wore engaged in collecting
their wages from another. Worse than all, they
would lose caste among their employers if they
were known to be at law with previous mis
tresses. For these reasons, and olten from
ignorance what to do and whom to consult,
hundreds of girls are swindled. In a recent
case the keeper of a boarding-house discharged
her servant with three months’ wages due. She
admitted the indebtedness; but, from silly malice
or bad temper, refused to pay until ahe was
compelled by an attachment upon her property.
The friends who had assisted thia girl to get her
money found that the expenses amounted to
nearly as much as her wages and tint thoy
might batter have paid her out of their own
pockets and left the wicked boarding-house
keeper to her conscience.
There ought to be, and perhaps there is, some
charitable association to take charge of such
oases and force employers to deal justly with
poor servant girls. A Woman’s Employment
Society is registered in the Directory; but it will
have nothing to do with collecting wages. The
anxious inquirer is referred to the Working
Women’s Protective Union, in Clinton Place.
This grand tit e sounds promising; but, like
the famous flowers that bloom in the Spring, it
baa nothing to do with servant girls. Its ob
ject is to prevent and punish frauds and im
positions upon working women; but those who
obtain a livelihood by household service are ex
pressly excepted in its charter. Why thia ex
ception was made is not quite clear. Honest
work for honest women and honest pay for hon
est work are the mottoes of the society; but
surely domestic work is honest and servant
girls are as well entitled to honest pay as any
other class of women. They may not need it
so sadly as some others; for they havo at least
their board and lodging, while women in other
employments have to find themselves in food
and rent. But the wages of domestics are gen
erally well earned and judiciously expended,
and, at any rate, there is no question that they
should be promptly paid. We have been in
formed that there is, somewhere on Bleecker
street, near Mercer, an association which at
tends to this matter and collects wages, tree of
expense to the poor girls, and we should be
glad of any definite information concerning it.
Whether it is a public or private institution is
not stated; it is Hot named in the City Directory
and we have not seen it advertised.
Such associations as the Woman’s Employ
ment Society and the Working Women’s Pro
tective Union are supported by contributions.
A little ot their funds might bo advantageously
invested in advertising themselves regularly in
tho leading daily and weekly papers. Women
out of employment turn to the papers naturally,
audit they coul'< ling there the addresses o
such associations, they would apply for work
or for advice. Now they have nobody to direct
or assist them, unless they happen to consult
some friend who is acquainted with aH tho ins
and outs of New York. It would increase the
work, but it would also increase the revenues
and the benefits of such societies it they were ad
vertised properly. Great good would bo secured
if, at the head of tho department of “Help
Wanted” in every leading paper, there was
printed tho address of an association that would
see that the helo was fairly recompensed. The
cost would be but trifling, and the advantages
are obvious. Indeed, the servant girls them
selves would gladly contribute a small per
oentago of their wages to be thus assured oi
justice whenever any swindling employer at
tempted to cheat them out of their earnings.
Perhaps if the charter of the Working Women’s
Protective Union were so amended as to in
clude domestics, the appeal for support which
it makes through its treasurer would elicit tho
general and liberal response it deserves.
The whole country has been plunged into
mourning by the sudden death ot Mr. Beecher.
Tho people of all sections, classes and colors,
loved him and lament him. His sympathies
were so broad and comprehensive that they in
cluded|evorybody and reachedjbeyond the earth,
to heaven. As a patriot, a preacher, a lecturer,
an author, an orator, a journalist aud a politi
cian he was equally distinguished. Ho was one
ot the founders of the Republican party; but
men of all parties regret his loss. He was an
original Abolitionist; but the white people ot the
South sorrow for him as sincerely as tho colored
people whom he helped to free. Ho was aCon
gregationaliet clergyman; but ministers of all
denominations and of religions outside tho pale
of Christianity unite in tributes to his memory.
With the official messages of condolence from
the President, irorn Governors and Mayors and
public bodies, come telegrams from actors and
actresses to whom he had showed kindnesses.
Ho preached a religion of love to God and man,
and the love of all toward him has boon remark
ably testified since his death.
Two mistakes marred the life and the useful
ness of Mr. Beecher, and we refer to them be
cause to ignore them would bo to suggest them
more strongly. Both errors arose from his al
most boyish confidence in tho good intentions
of other people and from his desire to make
those around him happy. His first mistake was
his connection with the Tilton scandals, which
involved him in complications that imperilled
his reputation and shortened his life. He re
solved to live down this error, and, io a great
measure, he succeeded. Those who were once
his bitterest detractors are now his warmest
eulogists. His second mistake was h:s aban
donment ot tho Republican party in the last
Presidential election. It was his habit to beluve
the best of everybody, and he sacrificed himself
for Grover Cleveland as he had previously sac
rificed himself tor Theodore Tilton. No doubt
he would havo lived down this error, also, had
he been spared until the next National cam
paign. But, after all, these are only spots upon
tha sun of Mr. Beecher's great career. At his
funeral; by bis express wish,- bright and. sweet
flowers covered all the usual emblems of mourn
ing, and so tho flowers of friendship will hide
from remembrance the only dark places in the
record of his fame.
Official Malaria.—The insinuation
that tho illness ot Col. Fellows was very mys
terious, taken in connection with the wealthy
backers of the boodle Aidermen, dropped
harmlessly to the ground. Col. Fellows had
broken down from overwork, mentally and
physically. Few know, except by experience,
what a place of hard labor is the office of the
District Attorney. Recently Judge Bedford,
who has not appeared in any of the boodle
cases, but has successfully conducted tbe rou
tine business ot the department, also broke
down, and is now suffering from a painful neu
ralgia and nervous attack. He promises to be
at work again to-morrow, with his usual ability
and. energy; but a longer rest is necessary to
recuperate him. During January Judge Bed
ford and his associates beat tbe record. Tho
largest number of cases ever disposed of in a
month before was 235; tbe January clearance
amounted to 313. Yet, so close is tbe neck and
neck race with crime, that, by the first week in
February, 303 more persons were in tbe Tombs
awaiting trial, beside the number of cases which
had been bailed. These official figures show
the heavy work that is done and that which re
mains to do during the March term, and, in
stead of sneering at those who suffer from the
malarious court-rooms, the press should sym
pathize with them and assist to relieve them.
Electric Subways.—The city owns
and haa tho custody of its streets, which have
been so long encumbered aud disfigured by
the telegraph poles and wires. The electric
Subways are designed to clear tho streets ot
those nuisances, and they should also belong to
the city, and be constructed and managed by
the Department ot Public Works. A apecial
commission to arrange for the laying of the
wires is no longer necessary. A contract with
a private company to lay and take care of the
wires is not within tbe province of the special
commission, but is the property of tbe city,
like tho thoroughfares through which the sub
ways run. We do not wonder that the issue of
nnconetitulionality baa been raised against the
Subway Commies on, and its private contract.
The only wonder is that it was not raised
sooner. But public opinion was so fixed upon
the fact that the wires must be put under
ground, that any moans of securing this re
torm was temporarily acceptable. Having
served its purpose the Commission should
hand ovei - tbe work to the city and adjourn
sine die. No one can say that General Newton
is not competent to supervise the electrical part
of the affair, and tha current suspicions of job
bery and corruption would be abated it the
subways were entrusted to his department.
The Cleary Jury.—One by one the
papers are falling into line with the Dispatch
and becoming indignant about the absurd cross
examination to which every man drawn as a
juror is subjected. Judge Barrett has stated
that he will give the lawyers tho utmost possi
ble latitude, and we presume that he has a two
fold object: first, to allow the evil to cure itself
by becoming unbearable: and, second, to de
monstrate thal any jtiry is int.lligeht eiioflgh to
try a boodle Aiderman. Such good work for
justice has been done by Judge Barrett that we
do not like to find fault with his methods. But
wo hope soon to see some equally wise judge
who will end the jury nuisance by preventing
the lawyers from cross-examining the talesmen,
instead ot giving the legal inquisitors rope
enough to hang themselves. What papers a
man reads, what brand of cigars he smokes,
whether he prefers wine to whisky, what church
he attends, who’s his hatter and whether he has
paid his tailor’s bill are frivolous questions
which waste valuable time. The question
whether a juror considers himself able to give
a verdict according to the evidence is an insult;
for that is what ho swears to do. Tbe Cleary
jury should be the last secured by the present
system. We have no doubt that it will do its
work well; but the means by which it has been
selected and sifted are very questionable.
Ireland Vindicated. —Balaam ia not
the only prophet paid to predict one thing who
utters the exact opposite. General Sir Redvers
Bullers, ot that British army which is now win
ning glory by evicting poor women and children
in Ireland, was sent by the Tory government to
collect evidence against the tenants, and lo 1 he
denounces the landlords. He has testified un
der oath that what law there is in Kerry, Clare
and Cork is on the side of the rich; that the
majority of the poor tenants struggle hard to
pay their exorbitant rente, and that there never
can be peace in Ireland until tbe landlords are
coerced into justice and the tenants protected in
their rights. As soon as this testimony was
given, and before it could be made public, Sir
Michael Hicks-Beach, the Secretary lor Ireland,
resigned from the Cabinet. Bis excuse was
that he had a cataract in his eye. It might have
been a tear. Ho leaves a sinking ship ; for the
Tory government cannot survive tha open con
( domnation of its own military commissioner.
Gladstone will lead the opposition to the coer
cion bill which Lord Salisbury has prepared,
and will turn their own guns against the Tories.
It beaten upon this bill, Lord Salisbury must
resign ; Gladstone will be recalled to the pre
miership; Parnell will takes seat in the Cabi
net and Home r,nle will boa certainty.
The Health Board. —lt took a long
while and a groat deal of trouble to remove
Gen. Shaler, aud it seems likely to take a long
while aud a groat doal moro trouble to find
somebody to tako his place satisfactorily as
President of the Board of Health. Tbe salary
is only $5,000, which would not of itself attract
a first-class physician, and tho perquisites
amount to nothing if the department be hon
estly administered. Neither is it a position
which ought to possess any influence in poli
tics. The idea suggested by Mayor Hewitt,
that the office should bo bestowed upon a news
paper man, is excellent. As a rule, journalists
do not receive larger salaries than $5,000, and
so would be contented with an income which
most politician would find inadequate. A
journalist has to keep his eyes and oars open
and his brain busy for the welfare of the city,
and this is the duty of tho Board of Health.
Most journalists are intelligent, educated, ener
getic and honest, and these qualities are essen
tial for the office. It is not necessary that the
President of the Board of Health should be a
doctor; he has doctors under him, and can see
that they discharge their duties. A journalist
would m ke tbe operations of the Board clear
to tho public; would bo quick to act upon
sensible suggestions; would be independent of
cliques and politics, and would represent the
office at Albany whenever the lobby interfered
with it. Good journalists are so valuable that
wo always regret when one of them is sent to
Congress or appointed to a consulate; but
Mayor Hewitt might discover one who would
be willing to devote himself to the health of the
city it he were allowed to write upon other
topics during his leisure hours.
Moloney is s well-known Boniface ot Wil
liamsburg, and he owns a pup, and thereby
hangs a tale and a tail.
As Moloney was closing his place of business
one night several weeks ago, tbe dog rushed in
and took a reserved seat on the beater, aud all
efforts to remove him proved unavailing.
Ho was clubbed out several times, but he had
evidently been tin umpire, or belonged to an
umpire, for he4idn’t mind it, and each time he
would turn up on the register.
The dog isn’t pretty and, taken all in all, isn’t
much ol a dog to blow about-. Ho has yellow
liver pads over his eyes, and whenever he gets
a shaking up by tho guests ho crawls through a
rat hole and remains there until the riot is oyer.
Moloney pacifies his children by using tho pnp
as a rattle-bqx. ■—
But, notwithstanding the fact that the animal
is not a Langtry of his breed, he has developed
into an A No. 1 mind reader.
His favorite seat is on the register, and no
matter how hot it is, lie can always be found
there unless he ia taking a vacation in the
neighborhood of the lunch counter. The
hotter it ia the more ho appeara to bo pleased,
and aa the warm air moandera through him ho
bulges and collapses at regulir intervals, and
those who know him beat say that ho has no
lungs and couldn’t breathe in any other way.
His tail ia aa devoid of hair ar a ramrod, but
ho has a coquettish way of pointing it at every
thing he wants.
Tie is his pie, aud he has consumed moro of
this delectable diet since Moloney became h’s
involuntary proprietor than would make the for
tune of a soothing-syrup foundry.
Lately ho has developed a taato for tbe tele
phone. He mounts the table, grabs the bell
handle in his teeth, rings up the alarm, and then
howls through the transmitter, and drives every
body in the neighborhood almost crazy, his
voice ia ao much like “ Central’s.”
Latterly he has expressed a fondness for the
message call, and all day and all night Moloney
is compelled to yell through the windows, “Not
wanted,” to the howling throng ot boys that
besiege his rendezvous.
Abont a week ago “ J’oachblow ” was missing
for several days, and Moloney began to engen
der a yearning hope that the canine had got
tired of him, and had evacuated. Peachblow,
however, returned, bringing a homely brother
with him. Moloney killed the other pup with a
glass of whisky, and tried to do the same with
Peachblow, butPeaehblow was evidently a Pro
hibitionist, and wouldn’t have it.
Moloney now thinks of moving, and permit
ting Peachblow to have the whole house to him
self. There is no telling what Peachblow will
do when the fire goes out, but there is no doubt
but tbat be will keep himself warm with the
messenger boys.
We followed two tramps through the street
the other day, merely because thoy wore act
ing in a decidedly suspicious manner.
Bqtb showed signs pt red-hoaded mourning
at the surbase of their trousers, they had point
lace fringe oil their cOltts, their sleeves looked
like toboggan slides, their hats were cro
ohetied, and their individual shoes were not
twins nor oven ot the same lamily.
Their names, as we ascertained by following
closely, were Hughes and Curtis.
What first attracted our attention was tho
surreptitious manner in which they approached
the bar-rooms of the bailiwick.
Hughes would approach tha door of one of
them clandestinely, poke his sundowny nose
through, indulge in a hurried glance through
the place, dud then, turning to his comrade in
crime, ask:
“ Come in and have a drink, Curt ?”
“ Nop !” Curt would ejaculate, and then the
two wouldx?j oi b each other and move onward,
This same programme was repeated at least
at half a dozen places.
The “ Come in and have a drink, Curt ?” was
always followed by a “ Nop !” from Curt.
At last they struck a place that bore a better
appearance than the others they had tried.
Hughes neared the door, opened it, and
poked hia morning-glory through. Then his
face was wreathed m smiles.
“ Come in and have a driuk, Curtis ?” h®
asked, glee'uilj.
“ Well, I don't mind it 1 do," answered the
comrade, and the twain entered, remained for
ieh fninutas and then came out with sections
of beer, pickles, soup and bologna clinging to
Determined to Aaeet iain the catiau of their
mysterious actions, we accosted them and
bribed them with a quarter, to elucidate.
“Oh I It’s plain enough,” said Curtis. “We
only had ten cents and we couldn’t afford to
waste its sweetness on the desert bar. Hughes
worked the bars ana took each one in at a
glance. If the lunch counter wasn’t fat the
signal was:
“ Come in and hare a drink, Curt ?”
If it was plethoric tho taiismauic words
•’ Come in and have a drink, Curtis ?”
“ We have wealthy relatives and didn’t want
to demean ourselves by a display of our tem-«
porary poverty. Did you see how J dropped all
over myself >t that last bar-room. That lunch
counter Is ruined.”
Ur to the present time of writing
(Friday) it looks as if the great ocean yacht
race may be a fizzle, and the “ Dauntless”
threatens to sail the race alone. Tho “Coronet”
isn’t afraid, but how can anybody expect her to
sail such a distance without having her balloon
sky-scraper bent over her jibboom halliard
mizzen-mast? She’d got all wet.
The baseball controversy at the Fifth
Avenue Hotel has been brought to a close and
we are to have but eight clubs in the league.
We have kept a pretty close watch on this con
vention and we think that eight clubs are
enough. Any man who can’t get a good hand
out of eight clubs, should retire from the game
and lose his ante.
The express monopolies are endeavor
ing to oust Andrew Jackson, tho veteran ex
pressman, from the Grand Central Depot.
They’ll never succeed if the back county voters
have anything to say about it?
A Brooklyn minister has invented a
stove that needs no coal or wood, the heat be
ing generated from water and oil forming a
gas. The average minister could make that
stove run without tho aid of the oil and water
by merely blowing down the stove-pipe or talk
ing through tho door.
Catohrb Dbaslt, of the New York
nine, is now in a Philadelphia donjon cell for
throwing spittoons at a loeai bartender. Deasly
had been catching balls all day long, and prob
ably mistook tho bartender lor an umpire. Tho
catcher that goes often to the bar, is at last
Eight men were murdered by their
wives during tho past week. At this rate, hus
bands will become so scarce in tho land that the
women will havo to marry each other, and then
—just imagine two women being tied together
for life. Tho atmosphere will be flltad with
A number of Erie (Penn.) Hungarian
Socialists are now in jail on a charge of having
raided a number ot local clothes-lines and car
ried off the fruit. There really must be some
mistake about this matter, for what, under the
snn, would a Socialist want of clean laundry ?
It has taken a whole week to secure
tho twelfth juror in the Cleary trial. Wonder
why they didn’t accept that man who had never
read tho newspapers and bad never heard of the
boodle aidermen. The other elovon must have
felt homesick when ho was rejected.
A Baltimore youth was recently shot
by mistake and his shooter was acquitted. Tills
looks beautiful. Now lot the youths who ring
the neighbors’ door-bells, either stay at home
nights or fill tbe rear ot his trousers with
Lord Lonsdale has justbsen mulcted
to the tune of $525 in a suit for broach of con
tract, by one of his actresses. Poor Lonsdale !
He and Gnmboylo bucked up against royal
flushes when thoy struck the pro'esh.
The New York socialistic paper has
established a precedent by electing its editor.
If the matter were loft to tho reporters, there’d
boa deadlock until Gabriel got his handker
chief out tor to blow his horn.
The World recently spoke of “a va
cant lot with a house on it.” This reminds us
ot tha man who asked a grocer for “ an empty
barrel of flour to make a hen-coop to keep a
dog in.”
The students of the Georgia State
University have boycotted nearly every board
ing-house in town. Hope and pray that they
got their trunks out first.
WuHd at
G0331P or THS WE3K.
The following attbaotions are announced for
this week irk New York and Brooklyn: ••Erminta” at
the CasIoo; “McNoonay’s Visit” at Harrigan's Park;
J. K. Emmet in ’’Fritz, our Cousin-German,” at the
Standard; N. C. Goodwin in “The Skating Rink’* at
the Bijou Opera House: “Old Heads and Young
Hearts’* at W*ilack*s; •• The Taming of the Shrew”
at Daly’s; Dockatader’s Minstrels;
the Fifth Avenue; “Jim, the Penman” at the Mad
ison Square; Helen Dauvray in “Walda Lamar” at
the Lyceum; Sarah Bernhardt at the Star; Denman
Thompson ia “Tbe Old Homestead” at the Four,
teenth Street; Agnes Herndon in “The Commercial
Tourist’s Bride'* at the Union Square; vaudeville at
Tony Pastor’s and Poole’s; Mestayer’s “We, Us &
Co.” at the Windsor; John A- Stevens iu “Passlug
Shadows” at the People’s; Powers’s ‘lvy Leaf” Co.
at Niblo’s; ‘ Prince Karl’* st Hart's Theatre Co
miqm; “Hoodman Blind” at Lee Avenue Academy;
C. A. Gardner in “Karl, the Tin Peddler” at Proc
tor’s Novelty Theatre.
Mb. Bakry, who is to d rect ths forthcoming star
ring tour of Miss Augusta Van Dor n in the new
comedy drama of fashionable society, is looking
about for a strong company to support the young
Mr. Lawrenoe Barrett is journeying toward the
setting sun, and will present “Rienzi, the Last of
the Tribunes,” in Milwaukee, to-morrow night, for
the first time, with all its.splendor of scenery and
costumes, which are transported in special cars.
Judge Gedney is one of the most devoted admi
rers that the profession has. He is to be seen
around the playhouses almost as much as little Abe
Humnielt. And he knows all the boys, too. They
like him, not only because it is a good thing to have
a friend at court, but because he is a good fellow.
Thebe have been lots of “ sudden breaks” made
in tha theatrical profession, but the one that Mr.
William H. Gillette made Saturday week is about
as quick a one as there is on record. He did not
abscond, either. At 11 A. M. he received a cablegram
asking him to come to England as soon as possi
ble to superintend the first production of “ Held by
the Enemy ” there. A steamer sailed at 1 P. M.
Mr. Gillette did up his leave-taking with electric
rapidity, and sailed on that steamer. It was not
until she had got into tbe stream that he found out
the name of the boat even. It was tho Gallia. But
he did not care anything about names. It was
steamships be was after.
A stray photograph or two, and acme old litho
graphs, are all that there is around to remind one
of the brief and m rry little season in which Miss
Agnes Folsom was one of the footlight queens. Bhe
has sunk out of public remembranco as though the
earth had opened and sw»Uowed her. No ons
knows even where she is.
There is another instance ot tha vanishing lady
that has more of the elements of mystery about it.
It is Miss Laura Moore, who has introduced the
trick into grand opera. She left the National Opera
Company nearly two weeks ago, without an “if ” or
an “and,” and that is tho last tbe management
have heard of her. She got her narrow, symmetri
cal little back up because she didn’t receive larger
parts, and sailed back to Paris, where she is appre
ciated. It was in Paris, by the way, that the •• van
ishing lady” trick originated. Doubtless Miss
Moore was given the secret of it with her prize
from the Conservatoire. However, the National
Opera cab easily spare her.
A presentation of Dion Boucicault’s successful
English comedy, “The Jilt,” will be given in
Brooklyn, to-morrow (Monday) evening. The
scenery will be the same as used in London, and
the cast will be a strong one. Mr, Bouoicault, Miss
Louise Thorndyke, and Mrs. Barker, will play their
original parts.
Mr. Maze Edwards, who has been identified
with many prominent theatrical enterprises, will
be the recipient of a benefit entertainment at
WalUck’a Theatre, Sunday evening. April 3d. He
will havo tho assiotaace of many well known
artiste of the dramatic, musical, and literary pro
fessions; A programme of interest and novelty will
be offered.
Mr. William Gavin, who has been connected
with Wallack’s Theatre ever since it- opened, five
years ago, has resigned, his res gnation taking effect
yeelerday. '
Sjar Theatre.— Mme. Sarah Bern
hardt will niiko her reappearance upon tbe metro
politan stage at this theatre, after an absence of
over six years. Her former engagement in this
country began on Monday evening, Novembers,
1880, and continued for four weeks. She made her
first appearance before an American audience on
that night at Booth’s Theatre, which was then
under the management of Mr. Henry E. Abbey. The
play was “ Adrienne Lacovrier.” She was then
welcomed in that, the most magnificent theatre thia
city has ever had, by one of the largest audiences
ever assembled within its walls. Her engagement
throughout was even more successful financially
than Mr. Abbey anticipated it would be.
Some of the critics who sat in solemn judgment
upon her acting were sorely nonplussed as to what
their decision should be, during her second week
when she came forward with her ideal of Camille.
They knew bow it ought to ba done according to
the ordinary precedents of its performance in En
glish, but their knowledge of the Fsench language
being equally as scant as their understanding of tho
finesse ot the Theatre Frincaiee school of acting,
they fell back upon the reserved force of what is
known as a “general notice.”
One critic of a daily paper got over the difficulty
by reprinting an old criticism upon Clara Morris's
“Camille,” merely erasing her name and substitut
ing that of Sarah Bernhardt.
And that’s how the critical mill was worked with
this “distinguished foreigner.”
Since then, however, no doubt “French without
a master” has been consulted and studied, and the
critical mill will grind moro surely.
To-morrow, Wednesday, Friday and at the Satur
day matinee, Mme. Bernhardt will be seen for tha
first time here as Fedora; on Tuesday and Saturday
evenings as Margaret Gautier in “ Le Dame Aux Ca
melias,” and on Thursday as Frou Frou.
During her engagement, which, with the Satur
day matinees, will include eighteen performances,
she will appear in Theodora, Hernaui, Phedra and
Madison Square Theatre. —Although
tho season has advanced into Lent, there is no per
ceptible decline in tho business of •‘Jim the Pen
man.” It is as finely acted as over it was, and con
tinues to draw full houses. Tho expeditious spirit
of Mr. Palmer’s management is exemplified, just
now, in various ways.
Without neglecting “The Penman,” ho steadily
fosters and pushes on various measures of inci
dental enterprise. Ho has arranged for the pro
duction of a new and original entertainment by
Mr. George Fawcett Rowe, which will be effected at
this theatre next Wednesday afternoon. Mr. Rowe
himself will present bis own work, which is under
stood to be a brilliant serio-comic monologue, illus
trative of a tour in Egypt. The rc-entrance of this
comedian cannot fail to arouse lively interest.
Mr. Palmer has also provided fora new series of
poetic recitals, by Mr. Sydney Woollett. which be
gan at this theatre on March 10th, and which will be
continued there on successive Thursdays, through
out Lent. Several projects with reference to the
local Summer season are under tho manager's con.
Among others, Mr. Richard Mansfield and Mr.
William Gillette are applicants for the house, and
each of them has a new play which he wishes to
produce there. Mr. Palmer has bought M-r. Gil
lettes play of “Held by the Enemy,” for present
production in England, and that successful piece
will be brought out, on March 25th, at the Princess’s
Theatre. Mr. Gillette himself sailed for England as
his representative to superintend the production of
tho drama. Mr. Palmer is also completing the
needful preparations for his Summer trip across
tho continent.
Union Square Theatre. —Last night
Mr. Richard Mansfield closed a fairly successful en
gagement despite the disadvantage of his time
being in the Lenten season. No more enjoyable
performance than that of “Prince Karl,” by himself
as the dominant feature and of his company, can
be desired. In whatever Mr. Mansfield undertakes
it is pleasant to bo assured, through his conscien*
tious attention to all the little details of his busi
ness and to the excellence of his conception, that it
is an artist who claims and deserves tho recogni
To-morrow evening Mias Agnos Herndon, an ac
tress of repute, will oome forward in a naw play,
written by Mr. Hewitt, entitled “Tho Commercial
Tourist’s Bride.” The play is in four acts, new
scenic settings have been provided, and tho cast
will be supported by a capable company.
The story abounds with humorous complications
and the character of the drummer is said to ba
drawn with a very free brush.
The other characters, including a defaulting
treasurer, a chinaman, a typical Irish servant girl,
and a detective, are all tn good hands. Frank Lane
is the drummer. The company Include Agues Hern
don. The comedy was written by Frederick Hall
and H. 8. Hewitt.
Windsor Theatre. —Charles Bowser
and a fair company presented a comedy-drama
called “ Dollars and Dimes,” at this house last week
and succeeded in entertaining good-sized audiences.
To-morrow night Manager Murtha presents the
Mestayer-Vaughn company in their amusing mu
sicalcomedy, “We, Vs & Co., which will be given
with all its funny and attractive features of songs,
dancesand other “fun.”
With the performances of this week the publio
will see the last of this successful skit, as a new play
is being prepared for next season by Mr. Mestayor.
Miss Theresa Vaughn, who is one of the beauties of
the stage, will be heard in several of her best songs,
and Dr. Mulo Medians will show his patients how it
is done at the Hot Springs.
Mr. Mestayer will, for the last time, exbbit tho
peculiarities of a retired pugilist, and a hilarious
time may be expected.
Niblo’s Garden.—lu tho past weak
that particular farcical grin of Mr. Hoyt, bearing
the trade mark of “A Rag Baby,” has attracted a
satisfactory share of patronage to this house. Last
evening it was given its final performance.
To-morrow and every night throughout the week
theW. H. Powers Company will make their reap
pearance here in the picturesque Irish drama en.
titled “The Ivy Leaf,” which will be presented with
all the original music and spectacular and scenic ef
Among its notable features are the eagle’s flight,
the revolving tower, original songs and characteris
tic dances. Au extra matinee will bo given on
Thursday (St. Patrick's Day).
On Monday evening, March 21, Bartley Campbell’s
drama of “The White Slavo.”
Fifth Avenue Theatre. —Mr. John
Stetson is generally in a happy mood—and just now
he has no cause to be otherwise—for thus far, des
pite adverse and, beyond a doubt, fair criticisms
which greeted the initial performance of “Ruddy
gore,” this latest offering of Messrs. Gilbert and
Sullivan has been kindly taken to by the public.
And so long as. tho audiences continue up to a basis
of profit, he can safely and smilingly snap his man*
agerial fingers at tho critics.
For, after all, and especially to the manager, the
judgment of the audiences is final.
“ Ruddygore " until further notice.
Standard Theatre To the front,
Joe Emmett! And here he is and will be for the
remainder of his season. He is doing his usual
large business and-well, why not ? Isn’t he Fritz
—and being Fritz what more need ba written as an
explanation of the presence of delighted audiences
at each performance.
Regular matinees—with special matinee on St.
Patrick's Day—Thursday next.
Hart’s Theatre Oomique (Harlem). —
Mr. Richard Mansfield, who commences an engige
ment here to-morrow night, has achieved fame as a
dialect comedian, and has created several characters
which are notable additions to the stage. His
Baron de Chevrial will be remembered as o e of his
most artistic and realistic pieces of character work.
His Prince Karl Ues received unstinted praise as a
masterful creation, and has met with great success
in the East.
Mansfield’s company is one of the most capable
now traveling. Each member has been selected for
his or her fitness for the several parts. The follow
ing Is a list: Miss Beatrice Cameron, Miss Emma V.
Sheridan, Miss Effio Germon, Miss Adelaide Emer
son. Joseph Frankau. Harry Gwynette, Alfred Rob
erts, Chas. Eldridge, Louis C. Woolthorpe, Jos. Bur
nett and Mr. Richard Mansfield.
Matinees on Wednesday and Saturday.
Harrigan’s Park Theatre. — Which
it is—as a matter of course—“McNooaov’s Visit. ”
Mac is as lively and jolly as a wedding party, and
ha is welcomed by more people every night than
any other visitor Ned Harrigan introduced to his
stage. MoNooney wiil prolong his visit until the
close of the season, and there is a probability that
he and his company may turn up in this immediate
v'cinity some time during the coming Winter.
Special matinee on St. Patrick’s Day.
Daly’s Theatre. —"The Taming of
tho Shrew” still holds its own and there seems to be
little likelihood of a necessity for its withdrawal for
many weeks to come. It has been seen with pleas
ure and delight by thousands. It is one of those
legitimate dramatic revivals that are not only a
credit to the stage and its management, but are a
aU'| It blwfoff to the playgoing public which
has so long Utt comedies and
circus farces of the time. . * ? V ’
Toni Pastor’s Theatre.— i’he fivor
ites with the audiences of this popular theitfre, the
three St. Felix Sisters, are announced as included in
the programme of attractions for the current week.
Tho “ Only ” Valjean will repeat his Egyptian spe
cialties; the acrobatic Lenton brothers; the musical
Al Fostel, assisted by pretty Soubrette Florence
Emmett, in the comedy of “Fritz, the German Mu
sician;” Maria Gilchrist; the Livinas, on the slack
wire; Miss Minnis Lawton; the Winstanlay broth
ers; the protean, Mies Ida Ranier, make up the
night's bill, concluding with Dave Oaks, J. L. Toole,
and Miss Jessie Boyd, in the farce comedy, “Eh,
What Is It?”
And Tony Pastor will receive his usual cheery
Matinees, as usual, on Tuesday and Friday.
Proctor’s Novelty Theatre (Brooklyn,
E. D)-—Manager F. F. Proctor Introduces this week
as his dramatic attraction Mr. Charles A. Gardner,
the comedian, who will appear in the title role in
the new play written for him by Cod. T. Murphy
and entitled “Karl, the Jew Peddler.” He will be
supported by his own company. Mr. Gardner has
introduced into the play now scenes, new songs and
entirely new and original music. He will also sing
his popular “lullaby” soug. What with his Ger
man dialect and illustrations of Teutonic character,
Mr. Gardner will make his audiences particularly
Matinees as usual.
Lee Avenue Academy of Music.—
This week, commencing to-morrow evening, Wilson
Barrett and Henry A. Jones’s drama, entitled “Hood
man Blind,” will be presented, with Mr. Joseph
Haworth as Jack Yenlott, and Miss Sydney Arm
strong in the dual roles of Jess the Waif and Nana
Yeulett. Tho supporting company in the cast is
capable, and the scenic settings are the same which
were used in the illustration of the drama upon the
occasion of its first performances in thia country at
Wallack’s Theatre.
MaUaaar as usual.
Wall ack’s Theatre, —Last night tha V
final performance of “ Harbor Lights ” was given,
and it is safe to say that it will not again be revived
upon this stage.
To-morrow night Mr. Wallack’s stage will bo once
again brightened by a return on the part of tho
management to its legitimate uses—by a special
and sumptuous revival of Bouclcault’s comedy of
“Old Heads and Young Hearts.” Mr. John Gilbert
will be welcomed as Jesse Rural.
Tho remaining portion of the assignment of char
acters will be as follows: Littleton Coke. Mr. Kyrle
Bellew; Tom Coke, Mi*. Herbert Kelcey; Col. Rocket,
Mr. Harry Edwards; Lord Pompion, Mr. Daniel
Leeson; Lord Charles Roebuck, Mr. Creston Clarke;
Bob, Mr. Chas. Groves; Stripe, Mr. Win. H. Pope;
Servant, Mr. 8. Du Bois; Lady Alice Hawthorne,
Miss Annie Robe; Lady Pompion, Mme. Ponisi;
Kate Rocket, Miss Helen Russell.
Mr. Wallack announces as in preparation an orig
inal Amerioan comedy, by David D. Lloyd, entitled
“Tho Dominie’s Daughter.” The cast will include
nearly every member of the company—and tho
work will be presented with now and appropriate
scenic settings and appointments.
Poole’s Theatre.— Manager Poole’s
departure from the worn and beaten track of the
combination business and of being himself merely
a janitor, into the brighter and more cheerful.field
of vaudeville and the better class of variety special
ties, has met with the ample showing of success it
deserves. The performances in this line of work
have attracted a class of audiences which have here
tofore rarely, if ever, attended a variety theatre.
For tho current week there is announced an entiro
change of bill. Among the leading features are
Imra Fox, the magician; the Romalo Brothers. Miss
Lizzie Hughes, the Hogan Brothers, John Hart, tho
Hamtown Students, who were first introduced to
the public ty Mr. Poole, and had a run of eight
months at the Olympic Theatre, and Messrs. Clarko
and Williams in their specialty, •• The Colored
Nurse.” The performances will conclude with J.
P. Sullivan’s farce of “The O’Grady's.” A special
matinee will be given on Thursday next (St. Pat
rick’s Day).
This evening the subject of Professor De Morgan's
illustrated lecture will be “ A Tramp’s Trip from
New York to Moscow, or How to See Northern Eu
ropa for twenty-five cents.” This tour will un
doubtedly be one of the moat interesting yet given.
Starting from New York, the tourist Is taken across
the Atlantic to Liverpool, thence to Antwerp, the
battlefield ot Waterloo, Brussels, Spa, and the old
city of Bruges, Holland, the land of our Knicker
bocker forefathers; Denmark, Sweden, Stockholm,
and so on to St.Peteraburg and Moscow. The young
planiste. Miss “Mollie ’’ Franklin, a pupil of Hen
rietta Markstoin, will preside at the piano. LittU
Mollie is tho pet of tho G. A. R.
Opening Performances of the Bar
num and Fokkpaugh Shows. —To-morrow afternoon
at two o’clock, the initial performances of .the Bar- 4
num and Forcpaugb combined shows will take placo
in Madison Square Garden, when, it is safe to say,
the greatest circus entertainment ever soon in tiiis
city will be given.
There will bo so much to be seen of a wonderful
character that it will no doubt require several visits
to see it all. With a double programme oi acts,
three rings, an olevatod stage, an artificial lake for
aquatic performances, and fully a dozen acts going
on at once, the wonder is that so much can ba pro
vided for so small a price of admission, for, not
withstanding the combination of the two shows,
tho admission remains as usual.
Tho hairy family, boxing elephant, the Beckwiths,
the horse tight-rope walker, Jumbo, Alice, Madamo
Garotta, Ouda, two herds of trained elephants, an 1
elephant band of musicians, four double menag
erics and two museums are among the leading fea
The Madison Square Garden has been elegantly
fitted up to dlsp’ay tho attractions to the beat ad
vantage. and a tremendous number of people will
no doubt be daily accommodated.
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The Oasino. —"Ermiaie” enters th a
thirty-ninth weak of its successful career next Mon
day night. The favorite operetta has taken a firm
hold on ladies and children. At last Saturday’s
matinee nearly all the lower boxes wore occupied
by children’s “theatre parties.” Mr. Rudolph
Aronson will shortly resume the Sunday popular
concerts at the Casino.
Now and beautiful costumes have recently been
donnod by the Misses Paulino Hall, Mario Jansen
and Isabella Urquhart, in “Erminie,” at the Ca
Dockstader’s. —The lively and never 4
motionless Dockstador announces this os “ Ire
land’s Week” in the minstrelsy line. He proposes
to glorify, colebrate, and wave the “ fl*g of the
harp” for all it is worth—and thereby make the sons
of the ould sod and all their sisters, cousins, and
aunts happy. He will present Sarah Heartburn in
*' Camille/’ and adminialor spasms of laughter to
hts crowded audiences with tho peiiormanco of a
trochial farco entitled, “ Karen.”
New songs, ballads, and music will be in order,
and no chestnuts will bo cracked. Killaraoy,”
‘•Come Back to Erin, ” and “ The Harp of Tara,”
will be given among other familiar Irish airs.
There will also be a glimpse of “ Donnybrook Fair.” X
Matinees as usual. A special matinee on Thurs
day—(St. Patrick’s Day).
Lyceum Theatre. —On Monday even
ing last. Miss Helen Dauvray brought forward a 1
new drama—a dramatization from a French novel,
by M. Honri Wirthelmber, entitled “ Walda Lamar.” jd
The cast included nearly all tho members of her
company. The scenic settings and appointments
were artistic and appropriate, and a large audience
witnessed the performance with evident satisfac
Mr. John Carboy has written at length—on tho
first page of this issue—.concerning the play and its
players—which obviates ths necessity of further
comment here.
“ Walda Lamar” will bo continued until further i
Bijou Opera House. —" The Skating
Rink,” with its hilarious fun and eccentric action
in which Nat Goodwin is the head centre, in fact
tho “end all and be all "—will be continued until
further notice. It is in the swim, and will stay in
until after Lent is spen-t, or words to that effect.
At least that is what John Donnelly says, and cer
tainly he ought to know.
There is no easier way to secure forty laughs in
thirty consecutive minutes than by taking In an
act of '‘The Skating Rink ” —with Nat Goodwin on I
tho stage. , 4
Fourteenth Street Theatre. —Ddn- J
man Thompson is iu the third month of hie ex
traordinary engagement at this house, and the
public continue to pack the theatre at every per
formance to see this comedian’s quaint personation
of Joshua Whitcomb in “ The Old Homestead.”
The play breathes the odor of Naw England, and \
the characters find their prototypes iu every village
of that section. Tho first regular Wednesday
matinee was given last weak and drew a crowded
house as usual. The public evidently have not
commenced to tire of “The Old Homestead.”
Theiss’s Alhambra Concerts. —The
groat orchestrion seems to increase in the favor of
the patrons of tbl*» resort. It is nightly heard by
LUlitlrdds of Yisituifs.' Ita music is equ-’ eo that of
two or three of ttei ordinary operatic orchestras. It
will this week play its usttaj variety of selections
thi works Of popular and famous composers.
It is worth a long Journey to get thd opportunity of
listening to its music.
M-iiartcal and Dramatic Itamg,
Mrs. Pauline Hall, a bright and viva
cious little actress of the “ Baby Benson” comb nation,
left the company at Baltimore a few days ago and came
to Brooklyn, where the company expect to play at tho
Park Theatre the latter part of this month. She went ia
a boarding-house at No. . 3 Johnson street. She was ill
when she arrived, and rapidly grew worse, and a tele
gram was sent to her hu.soand, in Chicago, summoning
him to her bedside. He arrived on tho 4th insc. .
Dr. Drurv, of No. 195 Adams street, who wa< called to jr
attend Mrs. Hall, decided that the case was one ot mal
practice, and he reported it to Cofon<?r Rooney. request
ing him to take her ante-mertom statement. Coroner
Roonev* did this shortly before Mrs. Hall died. She ad
mitted that the doctor’s suspicion was correct, but said
that she alone was re sponsible for it.
Mrs. Hall was not related to Pauline Hall, the well
known burlesque actioss of that name. She was eight
een years old, and was unusually pretty and attractive.
She played last in Newark, N. J. Her husband, wno is
about thirty-five years ©ld, and very pleasant appearing. „
is manager of the company. They had been married
about a year.
Mr. Halsom denies the rumor that
Mirs Fortescue is engaged to. be married Lo Mr. Marcus
Mayer. If the engagement exists it must have been made
up by correspondence, as Mt. Mayer and Miss Forte-cue
have not met since .the beginning ot her season, when the
former went South to take care of the Patti tour. The
paragraph stating that the engagement exLs.el was
shown to Miss Fortescue, and lifting her eyebrows and
pouting up her lips she thought a moment and then burst
into a hearty laugh. She says that while there is no
comparison between Marcus Mayer and Lord “Gumboil”
in those qualities which make their way through the
world, get all one wants from the newspapers and gener
ally make up what is known as the “hustler,” nor even
on the score of manly beauty, yet Mr. Mayer has not what
Lord Garmovle had, the 550,000-to hold him to his con
tract or to realize on il he should break it. Rumor has it ‘
that it there is any one on whom the English beauty looks a .
with favor it is Fred Terry, the brother ot i^ e charming ‘
Ellen Terry, with wnom she Is said to be on most excel
lent terms.
A. C. Austin, the wealthy New York
crank, hired Hueck’s Opera House for $l5O one after
noon ahd lectured to noone but the janitor. A young
vocalist. Miss Weller, was paid $25 tor singing at the i he-
during Austin’s peculiar harangue. The man is
spending money freely. His wife has once put him
in the asylum at Northampton, Mass. Ho now says he
intends io get a divorce aj»d lias employed a New York
lawyer tor that purpose. While he claims to
directly trorn Binn ngham, Ala., he has been olt.
ing Kiralfy’s company around the country. Austin's
latest scheme ia to build a new opera house l» CinctunaU
(Hi Nanuet C. Fenuesse/,

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