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Turning the tables.
In the west window.
MASONIC MATTERS: Stray Thoughts; Masonic Fair
Association; Commonwealth Lodge; Nobles of the
Mystic Shrine; The Gallant Sixth; A Praiseworthy
Exercise ot Author ty; Brooklyn Lodge; Charter
Oak Lodge; Chancellor Walworth Lodge; Darcy
Lodge; La Fayette Lodge; Pacific Lodgtf; Tecumseh
Lodge; Royal Arch Items, Personal, Scottish Rite
Notes; Templar Notes; The Royal Order of Scotland;
Jurisdiction; The Ballot.
Adam and eve.
Privatkru. —After a long and pros
parous cruise in the South Atlantic and Indiau
Oceane, tue “Alabama ’ returned to European wat.
•re. taking refuge the French port of Cherbourg,
when the U. S, gunboat “Kearaargo/' which was
lying in tbs Dutch harbor of Flushing, being notified
by telegraph, want around at once to look after her.
Bemtnes, the eommauder of the “Alabama,” seems
to have been quite ready tor the encounter, as he
dispatched, ou June 15th. 1864, toCapt. Winslow, oi
tbs a request that ho would not leave,
ftt he (Semmes) proposed to fight him. Winslow
WM glad to find their views so accordant, and was
eareful to heed >emmee s reiMonable, courteous re*
quest. The two vessels were very fairly matched;
their dimensions and arm aid eats being respectively
M follows:
••Alabama.” “Ksarsarge.”
Length over all. 220 last. 214J4 fssi.
Length ou water line 210 •• 198 X ”
Roam 32 •• 33 ••
Depth If " 16
?orse power, two engines or 300 each. 400 h. power.
onuage 1,150 1.030
Armament of the “Alabama.” one 7-inch Blakely
rifle; one 8-inch smooth-bore 68-pouUder; six 32*
pounders. Armomant of the "Kearaarge,” two 11
inch smooth*bore gnus; one 30-pounder rifle; four
32-pounders. The ’ Kearsarge* used butfiguns; the
'•Alabama/' 7. The “Kearsarge” had 162 officers
and men; the •'Alabama” about 150. On Sunday,
June W, 1864, at 10A. M., Semmes steamed out oi
the harbor, followed by his British friend Lancas
ter in his steam yacht ” Deerhound,” and made for
tbo “Kearkarga." wh;ch was quietly expecting, but
hot hurrying him, seven miles outside, When still
more than a mile distant, the “Alabama” gave
tongue, firing three broadsides before the “ Kear
sarge ” opened in reply. Winslow endeavored to
dess and board, but his cautious adversary sheered
off and steamed ahead, firing rapidly and wildly,
while the •• Kearsarge,” moving parallel with her,
fired slowly and with deliberate aim. The badness
of the “ Alabama s ” practice was notable, from the
fact that her British gunners had been trained on
board her majesty's ship “Excellent/’ in Ports
mouth Harbor, several had recently coma on
board, as if ou purpose to take part in the expected
fight. Firing and steaming on, the combatants
described seven circles, the “ Kearsarge ” steadily
closing and having diminished by fully half, the
distance at which the “Alabama" opened fire.
When, after a mutual cannonade of an hour, the
•• Kearsargs " at 12>i P. M. was just in position to
fire grape, and her adversary, having received sev
eral 11-inoh shells, one ot which disabled a gun and
kitted or wounded eighteen men, as another, enter
ing her coal-bunkers and exploding, had completely
blocked up the engine-room, compelling her to re
sort to sails, while large holes were torn in her
•ides, at length attempted to make for the protec
tion of the neutral shore; but she was too far gone
to reach it, being badly crippled and rapidly filling
With water. Semmes and his crew appear to have
had an understanding that she should beat the
••Koarsarge” er sink with all ou board; but wbep
•he began io oink Ifi good earhfisl he hauled down
his flag and sent a boat to ths «’ Kearsarge ” to ac
•colsrata their rescue from the wreck, as prisoners.
Esmmea escaped in his iriend Lancaster's yacht.
H. M.—We have received the follow
tag answer to your question from the editor of the
Milwaukee Wisconsin, who will please accept our
thanks: “Your interrogator is away off in his geo
graphy. Fox River discharges into Green Bay, an
•rm of Lake Michigan far north of Milwaukee. Mil
wsukeetis built at the confluence of three rivers—-
the Milwaukee, the Menomonee and the Kinnickin
aiok. These three rivers formed a bayou which
has been filled to a great extent and used for rail
road and other business purposes. When Milwau
kee was first settled, Milwaukee river entered the
lake about half a mile south of the present harbor.
This was so far down in the marsh that a cut was
made across the sand spit and a new harbor con
structed. This is ths harbor of to-day. The old
river mouth has for years been filled with sand.”
Reader. - Quinine gives rise to cer
tain nervous symptoms, of which the most promi
nent are headache, a fueling of fullness and tight,
nets in the head, buzzing in the ears, and tempo
rary deafness. Permanent deafness is a rare acci
dent from its use. It is made from cinchona or
Peruvian bark, which is obtained principally from
South America, It is not obtained from the United
States. This is sometimes adulterated with inferior
barks and mixed with those of inferior species
and loss c&roful preparation. Sometimes the pro
ducts of othsr trees bearing no relation to the real
article are added, after having been artificially
prepared so as to deceive.
Haik-dresser. — Barbers, beside shay-
Ing and dressing hair, used also to practice the art
of bleeding. Patients held a staff in the hand while
undergoing the operation, which staff in the shape
of a pole projecting from their shop <?QOrs, or win
dows, became the sign of their business. They also
served in other capacities of ths surgeon and physi
cian, among other things treating for snake-bites,
Which gave rise to the custom of twining their poles
about with parti-colored ribbons at first, afterward,
as a more convenient expedient, with paint, in imi
tation of serpents.
S. S.—“ Can an honorary (who pays
no dues, assessments, etc.) member hold an elective
or appointive office in a beneficial society? The
benefits are such as a certain amount paid per week
to members in case of sickness, committees to visit
ths sick and burial of its dead. The society is
working under a charter granted by the State of
New York." Honorary members oi societies cannot
hold offices, nor have they the right to vote. Most
societies accord them the privilege of the floor in
Old Boy Stud.—The city authorities
granted a lease of Reservoir square, Sixth avenue,
Fortieth to Forty-second street, for the Crystal
Palace building on January 3, 1852. In March tol
lowing a charter was obtained. On August 26 the
architects* designs were accepted and work on the
building was immediately afterward commenced.
tThs Palace was formally opened on July 14, 1853,
President Pierce assisting at the ceremonies. It
was destroyed by fire on October 5, 1858.
William.—James Elliott, the prize
fighter, was shot and killed at eight and a quarter
o'clock on the night of March 1, 1883, by Jerry
Dunn, a well-known sport of Chicago, in the saloon
and restaurant in that city kept by Billy Langdon,
better known as “ Appetite Bill," on Dearborn
street, at ths north west corner of tbs alley known
as Calhoun place, between Madison and Washing
ton streets.
Pbima Donna. Giulia Grisi was bam
at Milan. July 2. 1812. She had a magnificent so
prano voice, waioh extended over two octaves. She
married Mons. De Melcy, a French gentleman of
fortune. The latter fought a duel with Lord Castle
•g'esgh on account of th# madams, after which she
separated from him and was united with Signor
Marfo Candia, who upon the stags was known as
Justice.-—“ls a husband exempt from
paying a doctor’s bill for his wife upon the grounds
that when his wife had 3 miscarriage he did not
authorize the calling in of a physican ?" In a case
like ths above the services of a physician were ab
solutely necessary, and, no matter who summoned
the physician, the husband is responsible for the
payment for Ids wife a treatment.
G. R. W.—We have made inquiries,
\int have been unable to find cut anything concern
ing ths vessel you speak of. Perhaps gome of our
readers can give us aorno information of the tug
boat “Uncle Beh.” which was altered in name in
Wilmington, and called the “Jeff Davis"—what
has become of her, and information they may have
about her.
G. H. L.—The following are the
names of the different anniversaries of the wedding
4ay: First anniversary, iron; second, pewter; third,
Taper; fifth, wooden; tenth, tin; fifteenth, ciystal;
wentteth, china; twenty-fifth, silver; thirtieth,
cotton; thirty-filth, linen; fortieth, woolen; forty,
fifth, silk; fiftieth, golden; seventy-fifth, diamond.
Crank.—There has never been any
method discovered to prevent a crank from getting
ton the centre except the vigilance of the engineer
when he stops the engine. On steamboats there is
generally p<aced a dial with a movable finger on its
lace, by which the engineer can tell the position of
the walking beam and the crank.
Sunday Reader.—lst. Address busi
r.ess letters. Mayor Hewitt, City Hall, New York
City, and they will ba delivered to him. 2d. The
ad iress is: New York Society for the Prevention of
Cruelty to Children. No. 100 East 23d st.; Elbridge
T. Gerry, Pres. ;;;E. Fellows Jenkins, Sec. and Supt,;
W Ilium L. Treasurer.
Mah.—You are right; the Suez Canal
was opened while Louis Napolen was Emperor of
’France. The canal was opened on November 17,
1869, and the republic was not declared until the
4th of September, 1870.
Philanthropist.—We can find no
such institution as the one you mention; but if you
win apply by mail or in person to the Florence Mis
sion, No. 29 Bieecker street, you will obtain all in
formation necessary.
J. C. F. D.—“ln a three-handed
game of blnocle, hearts are trumps. Can a man
meid 80 kings 60 queens, 40 trumps and the other
twenties?” He can make the melds in succession.
Key.—lhe Yokes family never played
in “A Bunch of Keys.” but on August 2, 1876, they
produced a farcical comedy at the Filth Avenue
Theatre, called “ Bunch of Berries.”
Pclio i Mutual Aid. —The ease very
likely will b» put ou tue J uuo calendar for trial.
fito garb
NEW YORK, MAY 1, 1887.
Owing to our large edition we are eomoeliod to ro to
press at an early hour, hence ADVERTISEMENTS CAN
To Masonic Advertisers.
Those desiring to advertise in oar Maaonte columns
must have their advertisements n our office BEFORE
vertisement can be inserted on the Masonto Page atter
that hour.
has a larger circulation than any
other Sunday Newspaper pub
lished In the United States.
How many members of the Committee on
Cities, at Albany, are in favor of keeping the
Mayor, the Coatroller and the Commissioners
of Public Works off the Subway Commission ?
What are their reasons for retaining the pres
ent incompetent and suspected commissioners ?
How much is the job worth to them ? Who is go
ing to pay them for disregarding the appsa Is o
all honest citizens ’ Who are the powers behind
the Legislature that pull the wires, instead of
burying them, and put up the boodle for a new
combine ’ If the decision of the Committee on
Cities is a question of money, what is the price ?
Why should not the honest men of New York
have a fair chance to outbid the rogues at a
public auction of legislators ? If votes are in
the market, it would pay the city to buy up
enough to secure the control of its own streets
and street improvements. But if the question
is not one of money—if the Committee on Cities
is not for sale to the highest bidder—what is
the difficulty about entrusting the subways to
our city officials ?
The Court records recently showed that a
man who happens to be outside the Peniten
tiary for the present, because the District At
torney has not time to try him, figures largely
in all the Subway business. The contracts, the
deals, tbo formation of companies, the distri
bution of stock—all seem to bo manipulated by
this one man, who wants to make money enough
to buy up Sing Sing -prison and turn it into a
riverside villa before ho is sent there by a jury.
The firm of Hess, Moss and Gibbons, the so
called Subway Commission, is not properly
registered. It should bo called Maurice B.
Flynn & Co. It is all very well to make the
Commission a family affair; but, if Commis
sioner Moss only holds office to do the bidding
ot his son-in-law, why not put Flynn upon the
Commission and let Moss sustain the family
honor by standing trial lor conspiracy with
poor Squires? Moss is the more popular man
and would have a better chance in court, while
Flynn is much smarter and could make and
take more contracts and pull more wlrea with
out breaking or burying any. If the Subway
Commission is to be left to Flynn, let his name
appear at the head of it without all this hocus
Do our friends of the Committee on Cities
think that they are acting properly in opposing
the appointment of such competent and reputa
ble Commissioners as the Mayor, the Con
troller and the head of the Department of
Public Works? Do they expect to gain any
personal or partisan advantage by refusing the
petition ot the entire population of this city,
without distinction of politics ? Are they sur
prised that suspicions in regard to their motives
are excited when the right course is so plain
before them and they so obstinately refuse to
adopt it ? Is there any reward for which they
are ambitious that can compensate them for
their open defiance of public opinion ? Justice,
reason, sense, personal interest, partisan inter
est and the interest of the whole city are arrayed
on the one side, and what is it that weighs so
heavily against these influences? What can it
be but cash? Of course, the members of the
Committee are very indignant at such asper
sions upon their characters, but we beg them
to think the subject over seriously and ask
themselves whether the popular suspicion of
them is not justified by circumstances ? We
have faith in them still, but unless they justify
our faith by their works it will begin to weaken
in the face of the fact that any legislator can
deliberately prefer Flynn to Mayor Hewitt as a
Subway Commissioner.
The public are very weary of Mr. McGlynn
and his many interviews. He has boon trying to
pose as a bigger man than the Pope, and his
failure excites but little sympathy. He aud
his few but noisy friends, endeavor to set
him up S 8 a inartyr; but he is only a diso
bedient servant who has been discharged for
refusing to do his duty. The church can get
along without Mr. McGlynn, and it remains to
be seen how Mr. McGlynn, who is now living at
the Astor House upon money contributed from
charity, will get along without the church. He
is not an American citizen championing iree
speech; he is simply an unruly priest who
wanted to enjoy the benefite of the church while
willfully violating its rules. Whether he goes
to Rome or sulks at the Astor House, is of no
possible consequence, except to himself. The
church existed for centuries without him, and it
will live when he is forgotten. At any time that
he preferred politics to the priesthood, he was
at liberty to take off his robes and go upon the
stump. AH that the church required of him
was, not to wear its uniform while acting as a
politician. If ho desires to serve Henry George
rather than the church, there is no earthly ob
jection ; but he cannot serve two such masters
at once.
These are plain, common sense words which
are necessary because Mr. McGlynn has been
making himself a nuisance that must be abated
in the interests of morality and of politics. The
interviews, statements and communications
about Mr. McGlynn with which the papers have
been filled puff him up unduly and lead him to
believe himself of too much consequence. There
is not enough of Mr. McGlynn for his notoriety.
He is talking himselt silly. It he have any true
friends, and is not the mere tool of socialists
and anarchists, they should advise him to hold
his tongue, especially about church matters. If
there be anything in the church which Mr. Mc-
Glynn dislikes, he should have left the priest
hood years ago. Then he would have been
credited with conscientious motives and his
words would have had weight. But he clung
fast to the altar while doing the work of
local politicians, and has never voluntarily re
linquished a dollar of his church salary. On
the contrary, he is now living upon the contri
butions of a few misguided parishioners for
whom he does not care sufficiently to warn them
not to imperil their souls by confounding reli
gion with its ministers. Mr. McGlynn found
no fault in the church until he was turned out
oi it for,his disobedience to reasonable requests.
Consequently, bis attacks upon it are spite
ful, but not convincing.
Especially wrong is Mr. McGlynn’s as
sertion that he has long looked with disap
proval upon the efforts of the Catholic hierarchy
to mix up the church with politics. If he ever
felt any such sentiment he kept it carefully con
cealed. He knows perfectly well that there
have been no such efforts in our history. He
forgets that it was for trying to mix the church
with politics that the Catholic hierarchy sus
pended bim. There is no proof that the church
has interfered m politics; but there is the proof
of his own speeches and letters that Mr. Mc-
Glynn did so, and that the church reproved
him for it. Ho is being disciplined now because
he persisted in mixing up the church with politics
after he had been expressly forbidden by the
hierarchy to which he owed his position. His
excommunication, which has been mercifully
postponed through pity, would be another evi
dence that the church declines to allow its offi
cials to meddle with politics. As for Hie so
cialistic theories in which ho has indulged, they
are repugnant to the laws of all churches, as
well as all countries. Mr. McGlynn will find no
more defenders among the Protestants than
among the Catholics. Those Anarchists who
escape the gallows and the prisons will soon bo
his only friends.
The Mugwump papers endeavor to give a
political turn to the ease ot Mr. McGlynn as an
excuse for their own treachery to the Repub
lican party. They claim that Mr. Blaine re
ceived a great many Irish and Catholic votes in
New York. So he did—though not half as many
as he will receive if he be a candidate again.
But the church did not gain him these votes. The
reasons why Irishmen and Catholics vote tbo
Republican ticket in New York ars so obvious,
that only partisan spleen can contradict them.
There are in this city three native Catholic
voters to one foreign Catholic votsr. The
young Catholics, born in this country of Irish
or German parents, are our most ardent Republi
cans. Educated in our public schools, intelli
gent, observant and patriotic, they have a
thorough contempt from childhood for the
Democratic party. They have seen the Irish
voters led to the polls by Tammany Hall, and
the terrible results. They have seen the
Catholic voters used as the innocent upholders
of the Ring. They have seen how Democracy
has been synonymous with corruption, rebel
lion, robbery, jobbery and rascality.
Is it any wonder that they repudiate suck a
party with scorn ? Their knowledge and hon
esty, not the influence of the church in politics,
gave Mr. Blaine hie Irish aud Ca'holic votes.
Within five years the sama causes will trans
form New York into a Republican city, by fitly
thousand majority. Thia is a prediction which
may afford food for thought to Mr. McGlynn’s
employers, and, unlike his campaign canards,
it will be verified by events.
An unscrupulous rascal thought that ha could
decide the Presidential election by forging the
famous and infamous Garfield letter. The
Democratic managers paid him weU for it; but
they could not get it published in any promi
nent paper. A little sheet, miscalled Truth,
was seduced into printing it, and an immense
edition was ordered for campaign purposes.
What was ths result ? The forgery injured only
those who connived at it aud distributed it.
Garfield was triumphantly elected. Truth, hav
ing become a lie, lingered a while and died of
inanition. The Democratic managers who han
dled the forgery have boon waahing their hands
over since, and assuring the public that they did
not believe in it, had nothing to do with it, and
were very sorry, when it was detected. Yet, so
curiously does history repeat itself, the same
game has just been tried in England by the
frantic Tories, in the wild hope of injuring the
Irish cause by connecting Mr. Parnell with the
Dublin assassinations.
It was easy enough to write a compromising
latter and forge Mr. Parnell's name on the next
page of a sheet of paper;|but the Tory forgers im
proved upon their Democratic model by publish
ing the forgery, not in a little sheet like liutA,
but in that groat Pecksniffian organ, the London
Times. As a newspaper, the Times has been
superceded by the News, Telegraph and Stand
ard. It is an old granny in its ideas and an old
fogy in its methods. The hope of making a sen
sation and reviving its extinct power by crush
ing the Irish champion seduced the managers
of the Times into the trap. It appears that they
were protected from prosecution by the prom
ises of the Tory government. Thus seduced
and secured, out came the Times with the
forged letter, and, instead of Ireland being
crushed, everybody laughed. In Parliament,
whose priviliges had jbeen violated by the pub
lication, Mr. Parnell quietly denied that he had
ever written such a letter. Mr. Gladstone not
only endorsed this denial, but quoted from
genuine letters ot quite an opposite character,
received from Mr. Parnell at the time of the as
sassinations. The forger was hoist with his own
petard and there is reason to believe that ho
will soon bo hunted down and punished.
What scraps of reputation the Times has hith
erto retained, will be lost by its complicity in
this foolish forgery. Its publishers may escape
imprisonment and its proprietors may not be
compelled to pay damages, because the Tory
government is accessory to the forgery ; but the
injury to the Times will be felt for many years
and may ultimately destroy that journal, as
Ti-uth was wiped out. To what extremes are
the present rulers of England reduced when
they use the Times for personal libel and polit
ical slander ! They may be able to shield the
paper ; but they cannot shield themselves from
the consequences of their crime. They have
always been afraid of the freedom of the press ;
but when, to serve them, a journal descends to
criminality, they give it free license and protect
it from prosecution. In no other part of the
English-speaking world could such an outrage
be committed with impunity. To the Tory plat
form of oppression, deception, fraud and out
rages upon children, the rotten plank of forgery
must now be added. How long can a party ex
ist upon such principles? Mr. Parnell, like
General Garfield, will not be injured by the
forged letter ; but the reaction will bo fatal to
its coucocters.
With James Gordon Bennett, Jr., in Europe
to direct events; a Council of Ten to put their
heads together and think things over, and
Dominie Hepworth to WiQld a pen plucked
from his own private eagle in Central Park, the
editorial page of the Herald occasionally con
tains a paragraph calculated to astonish the na
tives. The other day, sandwiched between the
usual advertisements of the Bennett-Mackay
cable and the usual puffs of itself, the Herald
coruscated with the important information that
*' Sir Victor Brooke has been re-elected master
of the Pau foxhounds.” This news could not
have been obtained from any other source than
the special wire ot James Gordon Bennet, Jr.
The terse vet fervid style in which it is commu
nicated proves that the entire Council of Ton
must have sat upon it during a long session
Tho mere verbiage is, of course, due to the pe
culiarly powerful pen of Dominie Hepworth.
Look at it in its brief yet touching simplicity
and sublimity, and remember that absolutely
no other paper was aware of the fact that “ Sir
Victor Brooke has been re-elected master of
the Pau foxhounds.”
Now let the universe go right on. Now let
the earth continue to revolve upon its axis.
Now let mankind attend to their affaire without
further disturbance. Things are, humanly
speaking, safe. The celebration of the jubilee
of Queen V.ctoria may now proceed. The Czar
ot Russia may get his second wind. The Em
peror of Germany may order Schnaebeles to be
released. President Grevy may knock about
the billiard balls without any fear of omnon
balls. President Cleveland may coquet with
the Mugwumps about a renomination. Jake
Sharp may order a fresh bottle of milk. Patti
may sing another farewell engagement. The
Inter-State Commerce Commission may sus
pend the whole Bill indefinitely. Anybody may
do and say anything he likes within the duo
limits ot religion, the laws and the regulations
ot good society. “ Sir Victor Brooke has been
re-elected master of the Pau foxhounds,” and
all is well. But everybody must feel a sicken
ing sensation when we reflect upon what might
have occurred if Sir Victor Brooke had not
been re-elected mastery ol.the Pau loxhounds—
if some other fellow had obtained that position
—it Sir Victor had taken the master of some
other hounds. Ugh! The consequences might
have been terrible.
Let us have peace. We are all right now.
James Gordon Bennett Jr. was on the spot and
grasped the lull meaning of the pregnant event.
The Council of Ten was in solemn conclave
when his cablegram flashed under the sym
pathetic sea and caught the inspiration of the
lightning. Dominic Hepworth tied a wet towel
around his noble head and bent himself to the
feat of composing a grand editorial in good
shape for the next morning’s paper. The in
tervening hours passed in darkness and in
doubt; but, ere another sun—not Dana’s—had
set, an anxious world—no connection with the
journal of Joo. Pulitzer—learned with a satisfac
tion which may be imagined, but cannot bo
described, that “ Sir Victor Brooke has been re
elected master of tho Pau foxhounds.” This is
one of tho advantages of having an enterprising
paper like the Herald, and of the Herald having
a proprietor who lives abroad, don’t you know.
Whoti a really important event, such as the re
election of Sir Victor Brooke as master ot the
Pau loxboundsjoccurs, our esteemed contem
porary gets in its fine editorial rises
to tho dignity oi the occasion.
aar-w arwa w
Another Triumph.— The press of this
city is prompt to recognize and applaud effi
ciency and enerey in the District Attorney’s
office. Last week all the daily papers united in
a chorus ot praise ot the remarkable eloquence
and ability with which the “ Little Judge,” As
sistant District Attorney Bedford, summed up
the ease against Ellis, the wi e-murderer, and
secured his conviction and sentence for murder
in the second degree. While his associates
have been occupied with the boodle trials,
Judge Bedford has taken charge ot the less
sensational but very important routine of our
criminal courts, and has splendidly increased
his reputation for judicial impartiality and
forensic oratory. When the city rose against
the Ring, and some other officials hesitated to
choose between the bosses and the people,
Judge Bedlord boldly took the initiative and
dealt the first blow in open court to the
doomed rascals. Now that ths city is strug
gling to expose and punish another corrupt
Ring, the people arc glad to sea tho “ Little
Judge” again hard at work in clearing the cal
endar ot crime. If a prosecutor could be in
two places at once, they would like Judge Bed
ford to serve the boodlers as he does the mur
derers, garroters and burglars; but the District
Attorney has assigned him to courts in which
he does literally double duty, and thus leaves
hia colleagues tree to encounter the bribers
and the bribed Aidermen.
The First of May.—We are promised
real Spring weather to-day, and, it Gen. Gree
ley lets it come, the miseries oi those who moved
yesterday, or are ready to move to-morrow,
will bo mitigate?. New York is almost the
only city in which tenants move in and out ou
ons fixed date. Why this absurd local custom
should be observed nobody can explain. In
other cities the leases terminate on the first oi
other months, according to the convenience of
those concerned, and everybody is not bothered,
swindled and disturbed by a general move on
May first or second. With grim humor our
contemporaries reprint, as is their annual habit,
the official table of charges for moving furni
ture. Within two miles, a one-horse truck is to
cost two dollars s load; s two-horse truck
three dollars, with fifty cents for such additional
mile, and fifty cents for ear lying tbo load up
stairs. Those movers who can srrsngs with
truckmen on these terms may send their names
and addresses to this offioa without rendering it
necessary for the Postmaster to put on any
extra force to deliver the Dispatch mail. Mar
is the harvest month for tho csrtmen, sad we
hope that the sun may shins while they make
their hay.
Ring the Chestnut Bell. — The
friends ot Dr, McGlynn, who are urging that
worthy gentleman to publish his complaints
in the newspapers, and others who are them
selves rushing into a publication of his griev
ances, are doing no special good to the Reverend
Doctor. The public has no interest whatever in
reading the sorrows he endured over a long
period oi years in a church and under the direc
tion of a hierarchy that to tho last ho defended
with so much zeal and ability. It would
be difficult now to make an indifferent
and almost wicked public believe that
the doctor’s sufferings were not somewhat
ot an imaginary character, as it gazes on.
his rotund figure, his clear complexion, bright
eyes, and two hundred and thirty pounds avoir
dupois. But Falstaff said of those symptoms:
“ Plague upon this grieving, it blows one up
so.” Perhaps grief has inflated tho doctor’s
body as adulation has certainly affected hia
mind. It is time for this thing to stop, or at
least be withheld from the public, who have no
interest above a mere curiosity in it. When the
subject was fresh, when the doctor was de
posed, when Miss McCaffrey and the pill-dealer
of Second avenue threatened vengeance on
Rome, when the altar boys refused to longer
serve in the temple, and the furnace-man to pile
ou more coal to heat the sacred edifice, the fit
ness of things was beat shown by newspaper
reports. Now the novelty is worn off, and tho
chestnut bell should be rung on every occasion
when thia subject is introduced.
We nave a little secret concerning tho White
House. It hasn’t leaked out yet—aud it’s a
baby. Before the ides of dog days there will be
a little Grover.
How do we know? Nover mind; we know it
allee samee. Mrs. Cleveland is wearing bib
aprons when she makes her crullers and cooks
her franklurtcrs, and she doesn’t attend recep
tions any more.
This suggests food for thought.
How funny it will be to see Grover getting up
in the middle of the night to hunt for the pare
goric and to ascertain where the squall comes
from,when any commoner in the bailiwick would
know that tho youngster had only sprung the
trap in a safety pin,
And then io see him turn the baby upside
down while he sings:
‘'Bye, baby bunting t
Papa is a hunting I
Bunting for tbe little pin
That bojes a bole in baby's skin.”
Just imagine tho old fSiIOW, with his night
shirt on upside down, stewing over an oil stove
at 17:9 M., making pap for the youngster !
Just think of the head of this great and glori
ous star-strangled manner nation trotting
around the room, treading on tanks and stum
bling over chairs in his efforts to subdue that
midnight shriek 1
And then the dear, fond mamma, peeping
from beneath the blankets, with a—
“Yea, dear.”
“ What are you doing to Tootsey ?”
“ Trying to keep him quiet.”
“ Grover! you’ve got Tootsey upside down,
and didn’t I tell you not to pat him on the head.
Don’t you know that that’s where bis soft spot
is? All the male members of the family are
troubled in that way. Gimme that baby, imme
And then mamma will get real angry and
papa will go over into tbe dark corner and sit
down to mope, but won’t mope for more than s
second and a half, for he will suddenly remem
ber that he has suddenly squatted into the
wash-basin of tepid water prepared for baby’s
bath, which has become cold, and which whacks
up against hie spinal column and makes him
imagine that he is a water-shed on the Union
Pacfiic railroad or the first mortgage bonds on
the “L” road, which were so well watered.
Then she will ask what he has done now, and
while he wrings out the coat-tails ot bis shirt,
he will sing anthems to the connubial state and
light a lamp and bounce every postmaster, from
Big Tough to Way back.
The President and our mutual friends, and
especially the ladies of our set, will, no doubt,
think us real mean for telling all about this lit
tle matter, but we couldn’t help it. It’s too good
to keep.
Does anybody want to bet that It isn’t true ?
Well, coming events cast their shadows before,
and beside the proofs above given, we don’t mind
saying that we saw the President practicing on
a pillow the other day, and it a man will hug
and kiss a pillow and then lift np the clothes
and play pat-a-cake with the stuffing, without
there being a reason for it, all we have to say is,
that he’d ought to stick his finger down his
throat or drink seltzer, next time.
The murdered Rahway girl has been
identified as having been thirty-nine distinct
and separate females when in life, and five men
have been arrested for having murdered Lyman
S. Weeks, of Brooklyn. The detectives have
been recalcitrant in their duties. Nearly four
score of dead girls must be lying around the
Rayway woods, and a regiment must have
campod in Mr. Weeks’s basement on the fatal
night. Who has the missing returns ?
The Summer excursion car has just
turned out;
Hurrah for pneumonia, lumbago and gout I
Hurrah for neuralgia and cricks in the back !
As with high ghoulish glee the car whoops o'er tho
Hurrah lor the doctor and tho undertaker!
Aud down with the butcher, the grocer, the baker I
The boss graveyard crammer is hero, by the powers I
As tbe hot-house is frozen " friends please omit
It will oust Quaen Viotoria’a loyal
subject# exactly SIOO,OOO to pray Itjr her in
Westminster at the coming services. That’s
about what the services will cost. But there’s
a pleasant sine to the jubilee circus. It won’t
cost the subjects a cent to go out behind the
church and Indulge in a little vociferous
d—ing after the plate has been passed around.
A Glens Falls lover, after having
done the "knee drill’’ before his girl, was sur
prised to ascertain that another girl had been
in hiding behind the parlor sofa, and had taken
in the whois circus. The eooner that young
man gets across the county line the better. This
new scheme, if successful, threatens to disfran
chise keyhole weddings.
Danenhower has committed suicide,
Jack Cole lies in an unhonored grave, Captain
Chittenden is in a Philadelphia dime museum,
and Lieut. Greeley is at the head of the Weath
er Bureau. Judging by the kind of weather the
latter is baking, the latter is a lunatic too. Ice
cream weather appears to be too rich for some
men’s blood.
The hard-cider plank in the High Li
cense Bill bas'led scientists to dissect it, and
they find that the untamed article contains
more alcohol than ale, porter or beer. This
may account for the fact that rural clergymen
are partial to hard cider, and may elucidate the
cause for so many donation parties at "our
It is becoming quite pop-ular to shoot
burglars nowadays, and citizens no longer
crawl up-stairs with their boots under their
arms. They approach their early morning
homes with brass band accompaniments, and
thus prsvent their wives from getting the
clandestine and circumstantial drop on them.
Joseph Bk«ezyi>czynski has been con
victed, by a Milwaukee jury, of rioting. It
doesn t look as if ho could really be guilty. It
really looks to us as it somebody chucked a
dynamite bomb in among his name, and he
probably was arrested while endeavoring to fix
it up as good as new.
Two New York women have been ar
rested for making counterfeit dollars out of
block tin. Every woman in the land should
turn her attention to making money. It would
give the men a rest, and would do away with
that shiny appearance around our pockets so
prevalent nowadays.
A female tricyclist recently completed
her two-thousandth mile in her journey across
the country. She made the effort to oure the
rheumatism. As the reports don’t state whose
tricycle she used, we judge that the advertising
agent must hare lost a sheet of his eopy.
A two-millionaibe, who died the
other day, camo to thia city as a poor Irish boy,
almost shoeless. There are many men in this
city who came here wealthy, and who are now
walking on their uppers, which leads us to re
mark that this world is but a what’sthis.
From the health reports it appears
that a large minority of our girls are using
arsenic for their complexions. There’s where
our rural girls have the advantage of our city
giddies. All the former have to do is to smile
to cover up their complexions.
Local banks recently turned 82,572,-
022 into the treasury for back taxes and assess
ments. It appears a shame that the cashiers
didn’t know there was so much money in the
cellar; but then, may be, the State officials will
take it in out of the wet.
A Brooklyn paper recently published
half a dozen columns of the threadbare Kate
Stoddard story. What’s the matter with the en
terprising editor reproducing the garden of
Eden yarns, with) cuts by the special artist
“Flan” on the spot?
Macon, Georgia, women have taken to
horsewhipping each other instead of walloping
the horrid men. The terror of these outrages
is greatly diminished by the fact that one can
wallop a well-dressed woman anywhere without
hitting hard pan.
Ford, the athlete, has been declared
to be a professional and not an amateur, and
now the world will turn over and take another
nap, and all of our college students will turn to
their books and study up what Hoyle soys on
the subject.
The bodies of three dead infants were
found in Fairmount Park, Philadelphia, one
day last week. This looks as if some Philadel
phian had been out after dark, and will no
doubt lead to a new census in social circles.
At the recent Alexander-Crocker mar
riage in San Francisco, the bride was presented
with a-check for $1,000,000 and a brown-stone
mansion in this city. It’s lucky for her that the
Old man can’t tear up the mansion.
So Jakb Sharp is to be tried at last.
Jake looks as if butter wouldn’t melt in his
mouth, but his fondness for milk induces the
opinion that he will know enough to cheese it
when the proper time comes.
President Cleveland declined re
nomination but twice last week. But then it
rained for three days and Grove was probably
in the garret kicking footballs and hammering
sand bags.
The recent jubilee dinner given by
the Queen cost each guest £lO, beside a tax of
five »hillings each for repairing the range. The
scullion m uat have started that fire with kero
sene oil.
Jbff. Davis and Geu. B« aure gard are
again fighting the battle of Shiidh, - rsa " y
looks as if it would come to blows. 18
decidedly too much blowing about the Isis
Thebe is a woman in Wisconsin who
hasn't moved a joint for the past seventeen
years, from her interviews with re
porters, her tongue is still doing quite well.
The Sioux have again uprisen in Da
kota and promise to give the government trou
ble. Then it was all a lie about Buffalo Bull
taking them to Europe !
A New Haven citizen recently com
mitted suicide because his wile’s ghost appeared
to him. Wonder what he’d have done if it bad
been his wife?
George Washington is the only man
on record who ever refused a third term. But
then, it must bo remembered that George is
Wb have it on good authority, and
we ll bet four dollars we’re right, that the pres
ent bone of contention m this country is the I
Warltl uf
The following attractions are announced for
this week in New York : Lawrence Barrett in
•• Rienzi, the Last of the Tribunes/' at Niblo’s;
" Erminie " at the Casino; " A Trip to Africa " at
the Standard; "Old Heads and Young Hearts" at
Wallack’s; H. E. Dixey in “Adonis " at the Bijou
Opera House; " The Kindergarten ” at Docksta
der’s; •« Our Society ” at the Madison Square; Mrs.
Langtry in “ Lady Clancarty " at the Fifth Avenue;
Annie Pixley in the •• Deacon's Daughter " at the
Union Square; Denman Thompson in " The Old
Homestead '* at the Fourteenth Street Theatre;
vaudeville at Tony Pastor’s; Janauschek in “ Meg
Merrilies” at the Windsor; W. J. Scanlan In “Shane
na Lawn " at the People’s; •• The Highest Bidder "
at the Lyceum: the Conried Opera Company in
“ The Gypsy Baron " at Harrigan's Park Theatre;
Templeton Opera Company at Hart's; Old London
Street; Globe Museum. Daly's Theatre is closed
for the regular season. In Brooklyn: "Her Atone
ment" at Proctor’s Novelty; “Erminie" at Lee
Avenue Academy.
In a fortnight the Wallack stock will terminate
its city work and go out on tour. Meanwhile, the
revival of “ Old Heads and Young Hearts." is con
tinued with fair favor. The trip of the company
will be brief, taking in only Brooklyn, Newark and
two combination houses here—the People’s and the
Miss Rose Coghlan does not go to Wallack’s The
atre next season as leading lady. She continues on
tho road as a star, and contracts have already been
made for her appearance in nearly every city of the
country, beginning about October Ist.
Clara Morris, who has just returned from a suc
cessful engagement in San Francisco, appears at
the Windsor Theatre May 9th, in one of her best
In the matter of Mr. Wallack’s retiring from the
management of his theatre, there has been pub
lished a great deal of assertion, speculation, para
graphing and alleged interviews with the various
parties concerned in •• the deal."
Up to yesterday the "combine" movement of
Messrs. Abbey, Sohoeffel and Maurice Grau had re
sulted in “nothing definite."
Mr. Henry E. Abbey was attending to his Patti af
fairs in Boston nearly all of the past week. Mr.
Maurice Grau has said nothing. Mr. John B.
Schoeffel smiles the pleasant smile of a man at peace
with all the world and perfectly satisfied with
himself, and mildly remarks, “There’s nothing in
it— ng yet. No contract has been signed, and
there's all I know—just now."
Arthur Wallack refers to tho more than usually
largo number of blue blooded canines that are
to glorify the coming dog show but is as reticent as
a dumb ball as to the future of his "Governor’s "
Theatre. Theodore Moss insists that not a wire has
beon pulled—but what might happen and may hap
pen—and if it does, everything will be all right.
Mr. Boucicault asserts that the prospect of the
transfer of tho Star Thea* re to other than its pres
ent management did not throw him into a fit of
rheumatic gout. Only a nightly and beggarly ac
count of empty seats did that.
What a day may bring forth we know not. Let
us take a back fall out of Patienoo and bide the
hour of revelation. All things come to those who
wait—even tho gas bill and rheumatism;
Staten Island Is going to make folks’ eyes bulge
with amazement. Under the direction of Erastus
W.man and Manager John W. Hamilton, prepara
tions are under way at St. George, Staten Island,
for the representation of “The Fall of Babylon."
The scenery is at least bound to ba big, for some of
it is as high as a six-story house. It is the property
of the Order of Cincinnatus, of Cincinnati, and five
trains of specially constructed railroad cars will
bring it to Staten Island. There will boa stage of
tremendous proportions, and it is said that a thou
and persons are to take part in the spectacle, ar
rayed in armor and costumes. Eisctrio lights, with
calciums, will be need to produce stage effects.
Open-air ballets will be seen. The chorus of the
American Opera Company has been secured, and
an agent of the company is now in Europe secur
ing other talent. Tho audience will be 350 feet from
the show, that distance being necessary to appro,
elation of its grandeur. No afternoon entertain
ments of “The Fall of Babylon'* are to be given.
Tho performance will commence every evening at
eight o’clock and terminate about ten, and special
excursion boats will be run. But that is only one
show. Also under the auspices of the Staten Island
Amusement Company, but at Erastina, where the
Wild West spent last Summer, Adam Forapsugh’s
circus and menagerie will bo placed. Tho company
is to alter tho grounds for additional seating ca
pacity and beautification. Forepaugh will taka his
entire circus to Erastina, with features not seen
during the New York season. Nearly all the ani
mals Ln his menagerie will be shown in the grove.
A space nearly five hundred feet square will bo cov
ered with canvas, at an elevation of seventy feet,
with no sides.
Concerning Mr. Lester WalHok and his present
company on their supplementary season, the fol
lowing letters suggest an interesting subject for
No. 13 West Thirtieth Street. New York, 1
April 25, 1887. f
Dear Mr. Daly: As Col. McCaull will occupy my
theatre in May, and as I wish to bring out another
play during that month—“ Tho Romanoo of a Poor
Young Man"—l write to ask, as you close after this
week, if you will give that “Poor Young Man” the
shelter of your beautiful house for a couple of
weeks, commencing on May 16th.
If you entertain the idea, and I know you will
oblige mo if you can, we will meet this week and
talk over the necessary arrangements.
Yours always truly, Lester Wallaok.
Daly's Theatre, )
New York, April 27,1887* |
My Dear Mr. Wallack : I will be very glad to
give the shelter of my house to your very charming
“ Poor Young Man," which I recollect with pleas
ure as one of the very brightest successes of Wal
lack s Theatre—under whose roof I drank in my
earliest draughts of refreshing comedy. I had in
tended giving my theatre into the hands of paint
ers and carpenters next week, after closing my own
season, but I can readily defer their work for a few
weeks, and be prepared to receive your company in
•• The Romance of a Poor Young Man." or any of
your other comedies which it may suit you to give
in the time which I gladly place at your disposal,
beginning May 16.
Be kind enough to name the day and hour we
shall meet to arrange the details, and believe me
very sincerely, Augustin Daly.
Through this understanding, Mr. Wallack’s com
pany will make its appearance in Mr. Daly's The
atre in a revival of “ The Romance of a Poor Young
Man,” and thereafter will doubtless be seen in two
or three of the old comedies of Mr. Wallack’s
" Charlotte Russe." the new comedy in which
Miss Augusta Van Doren ie preparing to star, is
said te embody in its leading character a part en.
tirely new to the stage. Miss Van Doren will be
seen in the title role, that of a society butterfly
with plenty of chic and go. Tho part has been
written for her, and her friends believe that she
will make a success of it. The young actress is not
a novice by any means, as she has done good work
in the support of several prominent stars.
A scene not on the bills took place in the theatre
in Las Vegas. N. M., one night last week during
Frederick Warde’s performance of “ Richard III."
In the wooing scene, where Richard gives his sword
to Lady Anne, several of the cowboys in the audi
ence shouted “Kill him," “Stick him/’ and one
cattle man more enthusiastic than the others drew
a pistol, and pointing it at the tragedian, said:
“Any man who would treats woman like that
ought to die." He was disarmed and taken from
the theatre.
All is ready for the Far West trip of Edward
Harrigan’s company. This is the last week both of
the season and “Cordelias Aspirations." Next
week the company opens in Brooklyn for a month,
after which, in turn, Philadelphia, Pittsburg, Chi
cago, Omaha, Salt Lake City and San Francisco will
bo visited, the ’Frisco season probably lasting six or
seven weeks from July 4th. Manager Hanley
shrewdly bought his tickets before the Inter-State
commerce law wont into effect; so he sleeps easy,
and he will be able to make a good deal of money on
tho trip.
Richard Mansfield began a three weeks’ engage
ment at the Boston Muaeum, Monday night, open
ing in “A Parisian Romance," supported by the
regular company of that house, with the addition
of Katherine Rogers and J. B. Mason. "Dr. Jeokyl
and Mr. Hyde” will bo produced May 9tb. On May
Mr * Mansfio i <i begins his New York season at
the- s <l uar6 Theatre opening with ft new
comedy, it! which create an fifitifely fiw
type of Englishnfand
Frederick WarijS flayed a fine in
Lob Angeles, California, IMst week. To-mo// ow
night the tragedian opens a at San Francisco,
appearing in “ Richard III," and later on in
“ Virginius," •• Galba, the Gladiator," and " Damon
and Pythias." Mr. Warde’s overland tour is prov
ing to be unusually successful.
In response to an invitation of many prominent
gentlemen, including S. Sullivan, Hugh K. Gardner,
Jno. C. Latham, Jr., and others, “Bill Arp," the
Southern humorist, lecturer and author, will de
liver hla lecture, "Dixie Now and Dixie Then," at
Chickering Hall on Monday evening. May 9th. It
will be his first appearance in this city.
Owing to the enormous demand for seats to see
the “ Old Homestead," Manager Rosenquest has
been obliged to deny professionals admittance to
the Fourteenth Street Theatre, except at the Wed
nesday matinees.
The spectacular play of “ Michael Strogoff,” will
be presented at the Windsor Theatre, May 16th, with
all the handsome scenic effects for which it is
noted, and a grand ballet of handsome young female
A play, written in part by Robert Louis Steven
son, and called " Deacon Brodie," which has not
before been seen on any stage, will be brought out
at a special matinee at Wallack’s, Thursday after*
noon of this week. The piece was written for Mr.
E. J. Henley, who has been playing tho heavy parts
in Mr. Wallack’s productions the past season. The
principal character is a burglar of great skill and
success, who ostensibly is a citizen of respectability
and character. He is a robber on account of mo
tives that are really good, and is led into his crim
inal career by circumstances, and not by any desire
of his own. Alter a turbulent and highly dramatic
career he is unmasked and commits suicide. Mr.
Henley will be assisted in the performance by Eben
Plympton, Charles Groves, Charles Coote, Frederick
Everill, T. G. Patten and Miss Annie Robe.
Mr. "Jake" Shattuck, long the faithful treas
urer of the Bijou Opera House, will, as everybody
who knows him hopes, be largely and happily ben
efited by an entertainment which, under the
auspices of his friends and the management of the
theatre, be given on next Sunday evening, May
Bth. Many distinguished members of the profes
sion have volunteered their services, and will con
tribute their earnest endeavors to make the affair a
notable success.
The veteran doorkeeper of the Union Square
Theatre, Mr. Zeke Chamberlain, will be the recipient
of a complimentary benefit at the above house,
Sunday evening, May Ist. Many of the leading
musical and theatrical notables of the city have
volunteered and will ba heard and seen. This
benefit, Mr. Chamberlain states, is under the aus.
pices of the gentlemen of the press, of this city.
“Zeke” has been “guardian of the gate” at this
theatre nearly seventeen years, and made many
friends—who will doubtless remember him in this
A large number of ladies have? taken in hand
the readings of “ Onnalindathtf poem read
two weeks ago at the Madison Square Theatre
by Charles Roberts, Jr.—which will bo given next
week, at Chickering Hall, by Miss Sarah Cowell.
There will be three of those readings, and the gross
receipts will bo tendered to the Indian Training
School at Carlisle, Pa., an organization of high ‘pur*,
pose and at present much In need of funds. The
first reading is announced for Tuesday morning at
11 o’clock; the second for Friday afternoon at 8
o’clock, and tho third for Saturday morning at 11
o'clock. Among the ladies who have these enter
tainments under their ipatronage ara Mrs. Russell
Sage, Mrs. Chauncey M. Depaw, Mrs. William E.
Dodge and others.
Miss Annie Pixley has made a hit by her fins
singing in the " Deacon’s Daughter,” at ths Union
Square Theatre. Her song in the third act is par
ticularly effective, and brings this clever woman no
end of encores.
The Stanley-Macy Company, in Mr, Frank W.
Paul's new musical comecty, “C. O. D./’ begin a
tour of New England to-morrow. The chief mem
bers of the company are Air. Macy, Miss Laura
Dinsmore, and J. W. Grath.
Poole’s Theatre. -f-On Monday eve
ning last, Mr. John B. Studley mads his appearance
on this stage in what the /* high art ” critics term a
*• psychologic drama”—that of " The Corsican Bro
thers”—himself. / •'
This drama had its last notable revival in this i
city at Booth's Theatre, on Monday night, January
Bth, 1883, the late Mr. Charles R. Thorne, Jr,,.imper
sonating the dual roles of the del Frauchi brothers.
This performance was memorable in being the last
in which Mr. Thorne was seen on the stage. In the
after performances of the week Mr. F, Bangs was
his successor. Mr. Studley, long before this, had
played these characters — and his performance
brought him a great degree of popular favor and
deserved critical commendation. The Brothers
Fabian and Louis, since the play was first produced
in thia country by Mr. Edward Eddy, at the Bow
ery Theatre, April 21st, 1852, when it had a run of
forty nights, have had many famous representa
tives, notable among whom were Gustavus Vaughn-
Brooke, at the Astor Place Opera House; J. W. Wal
lack, Jr., J. B. Studley, John R. Scott, Wm. M. Flam--
ing and Edward Eddy.
Mr. Brooke produced the play in its original form,
in five acts—the fifth act being what E. G. P. Wil
kins, then the critic of the Herald, termed “an
Apotheosis of the Impossible, made impressive bjr
the possibilities of stage craft."
Of late years this drama has seldom had revival
save by sundry inconsequent but pretentious as
pirants and dime-show scene whackerd—that sori
of fakes who rush in where artists fear to tread.
Mr. Studley is one of the few artists who hava
made clear not only the romanticisrh of the charac
ters of Fabian and Louis, but lilted them in an ar
tistic sense above the theatrio to the dramatic plans
of expression. For an actor of Mr. Studley's train
ing, intelligence and physical bearing, the surround
ings of elaborate scenic settings, are perhaps neces
sities to catch the attention of those who nowadays
are fond of show and effect. But in the estimate of
those who find study and mental proflt'ln witness
ing the efforts of an artist who is earnest in his
purpose and an adherent to all that la legitimate In
dramatic expression of character, the acting is tho
chief desideratum.
Mr. Studley, in his present performance of tho
Corsican twins, has lost none of his old-time foroe.hia
emphasis in speech, and in giving to his conception
a manly and impressive individuality. Throughout
the play, from the vision of the duel, in which Louis
is killed by Chateau Renaud, to the close, in the en
counter of Fabian with the slayer of his brother.
Mr. Studley held the interest of his audience
firmly, and without resort to any of tho sensational
devices and tricks of business usually regarded as
necessary in melodramatic work.
He was fairly supported in the cast by the mem
bers of the company, and throughout the week the
audiences tested the seating capacity of the theatre.
For the present week Manager Poole announces
“The World/' whioh will be presented with due
scenic effects.
Niblo’s Garden.—The most import
ant event of the present dramatic season will be
the appearance of Mr. Lawrence Barrett at this
bouse, to-morrow night, in a spectacular produc
tion of Miss Mitford’s famous old play of “ Rienzi,
the Last of the Tribunes/'
" Rienzi ” has not been acted in New York since
the days of Wallack’s old theatre, at Broome street
and Broadway, where it was presented in 1857, with
the elder Wallack as Rienzi, Mrs. Buckland as Lady
Colonna and Mrs, Hoey as Claudia. The version
then used was one that Mr. Wallack himself had
provided. Mary Russell Mitford’s tragedy of
“Rienzi " precoded Bulwer’s novel on that subject,
and is not an adaptation of the more widely known
story. It was written in 1825, although not brought
forward on the British stage until October 4, 1828,
when it was acted at Drury Lane, with Charles
Young as Rienzi. A manuscript copy of it was
brought to America by Macready in 1826. The first
presentation of Miss Mitford’s play in New York
occurred in January, 1829, at the old Park Thoa<re,
when the elder Wallack enacted Rienzi, Barry and
Peter Richings were in the cast, and Claudia was
impersonated by Mrs. Hilson. The play was
brilliantly successful at that time. “ You will be
glad to hear/’ wrote Miss Mitford—May 29, 1829, ta
her friend, Sir William Elford—“ that 'Rienzi ’ had
been received rapturously all over America. Ne
play, I am told, has ever produced such an effect
there. I gain nothing by this, but one likes that
sort of a rebound of reputation—that traveling
along with the language.”
Bulwer’s novel of “Rienzi" appeared in 1835,
and in the preface to the first edition of that work
the author states that his novel bears no resem
blance to Miss Mitford’s tragedy, except in so far as
both works relate to a love intrigue between one ol
Rienzi’s relatives and one of the antagonistic party.
A play by Miss Medina, the actress, based on Bui*
war’s novel, was brought out at the old Bowerj
Theatre, with uncommon splendor of scenory .and
dresses, on Itfay 234, 1836, when Rienzi was impe&
aonMed by Hamblin. At about the time (th<
Spring of 1836), another pUy, l? n Bulwark
novel, being the work of Mr. Jonas B. Phillips, waa
brought out at the old Franklin Theatre, in Chat*
hajn street, with Mr. John R. Scott as Rienzi. Mrs.
Blake, Alexina Fisher and William Sefton were in
that cast.
For several weeks the scene painters and carpen
ters have been at work, and a production of uu-
Usual magnificence and grandeur is promised.
There will be an auxiliary force of nearly 300 peo*
pie, including a grand chorus of men and boys, and
200 men clad in steel armor.
Mr. Barrett will then make his first appearand
here as Rienzi, a part in which he has won very
great success in other cities.
cast will be as follows: Cola di Rienzi, Mr.
La wrench Sarrett; Stephen Colonna, Mr. Beu. G.
Rogers; John r ’ Charles M. Collins; An
gelo, Mr. Charles Welle*,* Saveli/, Mr. Frederic
Vroom; Frangipani, Mr. Kendall Weston- Torelli,
Mr. J. W. Albaugh, Jr.; Leonardo, Mr. J. L. FlUfieyi
Jacopo, Mr. W. M. Stuart; Camilo, Mr. S. E. Spring*
er; Alberti, Mr. Charles Koehler; Paolo, Mr. J. M.
Sturgeon; Claudia, Miss Minna K. Gale; Lady Co
lonna, Miss Minnie Monk; Leila Savelli, Miss Miriam
Return of McOaull’s Opera Com
pany.——ln the revival of “The Black Hussar” by
the McCaull Opera Company, at Wallack’s, a week
from to-morrow night, the changes in tho cast from
that with which the opera has been given here
hitherto by the same company, will be as follows:
Tho parts of the two daughters of Governor Hack
enback, Minna and Rosetta, formerly done by Miss
Lily Post and Miss Marie Jansen, will be assigned
to Miss Josie Knapp and Miss Celle Ellis. Miss Ellis
and Miss Knapp have both been playing the same
characters in the Chicago revival of the opera, and
Miss Ellis has been playing Rosetta in “ The Rlack
Hussar" travelling company on the road since last
September, with considerable success. Miss Knapp
is a substitute for Miss Post, on account of the lat
ter’s throat trouble, from which she has recently
had a relapse, and which has necessitated her tak
ing a trip to the Pacific coast in search of rest and
recuperation;* The part of tho Army Chaplain, orig
inally taken by Mark Smith, now of the Casino, will
be sung by Hubert Wilkie, already familiar as a rep
resentative of that part. The comedy roles of Gov
ernor Hackenback and Barbara, in which Dewolf
Hopper and Madame Cottrelly are so favorably re
membered in connection with former representa
tions of “The Black Hussar,” will no doubt enabls
these clever artists to repeat their former successes
in the same characters.
Madison Square Theatre. —The reg
ular season at this house was closed last nigh t, with
an uncommonly brilliant performance of “Jim the
Penman," which was enjoyed and applauded by
an immense audience. “Jim the Penman’’ had its
181st representation upon this stage. The occasion
was not especially commemorated, but the audi
ence manifested great cordiality of feeling in the
final greeting to every member of Mr. Palmer’s
“Jim tho Penman" will be presented in Boston
on Monday night, and at the same time Mr. Palmer
will begin his supplementary season at the Madison
Square Theatre with a revival of “Our Society.” a
sprightly and pleasing comedy, which was received
with marked favor when originally produced at
this house, and which will now be brought forward
with handsome scenory and with a careful and com
petent cast. “ Our Society” will hold the stage to
eeveral weeks*

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