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CONTENTS OF INSIDE PAGES.
SECOND PA.GIS:
CONTINUATION OF “ HER JOHNNIE.”
HUMOR OF THE HOUR.
THE UNCLE AND BIS NEPHEW.
A CONNECTICUT TRICK.
A QUEER COREAN LEGEND.
A CAT IN A STRANGE GARRET.
ALL LIGHT THE I E.
THIRD PAGE:
MASONIC MATTERS: Tho Victories of Peace; Inde
pendent Lod-xe; Polar Star Lodge; Commonwealth
Ledge; Emannel Lodxe; Eureka Lodge: Humboldt
Ledge; 8k Cecile Lodge; True Cralt-man Lodge;
Mechanic Lodge; Arcana Lodge; Brooklyn Lodge;
Personal; Royal Arch Items; Sorrow; Templar
Notes; Fast Masters.
SIXTH PAGE •
PEACE.
CONCLUSION OF “BEWITCHING LORRIE.”
THE DETROIT SOLOMON.
A PUT-UP JOB.
TIPPING.
interesting MISCELLANEOUS matters.
SEVENTH PAGE:
THIS IS ALL.
THROUGH FIRE.
ZARAH THE GYPSY.
THE STORY OF A WRECK.
A MISTAKEN HOOSIER.
A RUSSIAN INCIDENT.
A NIGHT AMONG
THREE OLD WOMEN.
DRAWING LOTS FOR DEATH.’
OUR WEEKLY GOSSIP.
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and (gwftto.
Mary. —Where the hair grows scanti
ly; naturally, tlio f. Lowing lotion may be used
three or feur times a week, in the morning: i:au
fle-Cologn». two ounces; tincture of cautharides,
two ounces; oil oi rosem «ry and oil of lavender, of
•aoh, ten drops. When the hair has become thin
from illness use the following recipe: Mix equal
parts of olive oil and spirits of rosemary and a lew
Crops of oil of nutmeg, and ano>ut the head very
Sparingly be.'ore going to bed. When actual bald
ness is oomm«*ncing. us* the following pomade:
Macerate adraciiuior powdered cantharldes in an
ounce of spirits o: w;ue; shake it well during a
fortnight and then alter, lake ten parts of this
tincture and rub it with ninety parts of cold lard.
Add a little essence of bergamot or any other scent.
Hub this pomade well into the head night and
morning. In ninety-nine cases out of a hundred
this application, if continued, will restore the hair.
When tho hair, a:t r being naturally luxuriant, be
gins to grow thin, without actually coming out in
particles,use the following recipe: Take of extract of
yellow Peruvian bark, fifteen grains; extract of
rhatany root, eiiihte grains; extract of burdock root
Bad o l of nutui-ge (fixed), of each two drachms;
camphor dissolved with spirits of wine, fifteen
grains; beef marrow, two ounces; best olive oil, one
ounce; citron juice, hnlf a drachm; aromatic essen
tial oil, as much #h sufficient to render it fragrant;
mix, shake into a* ointment. Two urachras of ber
gamot, anti a few cirojia of atter of roses would suf
fice. This te be used every morning. We believe
this will answer all questions about preserving the
flair.
M. G. —The following are sufficient
answers to your inquiries : Oftener than otherwise,
the lady of to-day does not lean upon the arm ef
Jher escort whan entering the drawing-room at par
ties, balls and germane, but advances unassisted.
ITfae ancient custom is falling into disuse in fash
ionable city society. Social etiquette of New York
proscribes that the lady precede the gentleman by
a step or two in enter ng or passing out from an
apartment when she does not retain his arm. In
regard to the question, •• Which side of the stairway
Should be accorded to a lady,." the same authority
Bays that, when permitted a choice, a lady usually
fates a gentleman s left arm with her right hand,
and is then indifferent whether she is nearest the
wall or railing. A gentleman is always sale in offer
ing his left arm. If the lady declines assistance she
Chooses the part of tho stall's she likes best to as
cend, and the gentleman precodes her by two or
three steps. In coming down he is always slightly
In advance. A lady usually carries a bouquet and
fan in the hand that rests upon her escort's arm,
thus leaving the left hand free to protect her train.
If necessary.
Land Lubber.—The system of watches
Common to the naval and merchant marines of many
countries, especially on American, English and Ger
man vessels, consists in dividing the day intn
watches ef four hoars each, and dividing the orew
Into starboard or port watches, each taking alter
nately four hours* watch. The time of each watch
is told off ob the ship’s bell at intervals of half an
hour. Half.past 12. half-past 4 and half-past 8; day
Bud night, are indicated by one tap of the bell; two
bells mean 1, 6 and 9 o’clock, and so on to eight
bells, which rn-an 4, 8 and 12. The bells are
Bounded by twos; thus, five bells will be two strokes
Hear together, then two other strokes, then one
stroke. Eight bells are struck by four doublets.
JThe dreaded “midwatch ’* is from midnight to 4
o’clock in the morning. To avoid this watch al
ways Jailing to the same division of men, the watch
from 4 to 8 in the evening is sometimes cut in two
at 6 o’clock; the watch coming on at 4 serving only
till 6, instead of 8, and the watch following, coming
On at 6 and serving tills. Then the watch which
went off at 6, comes on again at 8. This shifts the
Scheme every twenty-four hours.
Sufferer.—We do not think that any
thing can be dene In your case, as there is no writ
ten agreement between the party and yourself. It
Will be well for you hereafter to remember that no
matter how intimate you may be with the friend
with whom you have business transactions, put
your agreements in writing. How many m sunder
standings arise from the loose way in which busi
ness matters are talked over, and when each party
puts his own construction, the matter is dismissed
by each party with the words, “All right; ail right.”
Frequently it turns out all wrong, and becomes a
question for the lawyers and the courts. More than
three-fourths of the litigation of the country would
be saved if people put down their agreements in
Writing and signed their names to it. Each word in
pur language h m its peculiar meaning and memory
In ay, by tho change in a sentence, convey an entire
ly different idea from that intended. When once
reduced to writing ideas are fixed, and expensive
lawsuits are avoided.
Widow.—We have received the fol
lowing from a correspondent, J. B. R., in relation
to the treatment of consumption: “Id the edition
of Sunday, April 24th, a widow is advised to try cod
liver oil for consumption. Allow me to recommend
B simple remedy which I found several years ago in
tho columns of your paper, and by which I bad the
pleasure of curing a dozen or more cases of first
Stage of consumption. 4 Mullein’ is the name of
the plant used. It is made into a kind of a tea,
must be strongly steeped and drank like common
toa, as often as possible, every day. This common
fdant has the power to heal bleeding and affected
ungs and has proven to be a perfect cure to many
of my friends who had given up all hope. It can
be had in any good drug store (Eimer & Amend,
Eighteenth street and Third avenue, preferred).
Ask for the loose article, as it is better than put up
in packages.’* J. B, R. will please accept our thanks
for the above.
Scientific. —The Smithsonian institu
tion at Washington received its name from James
yJmithson, an English physicist, who bequeathed
<600,000 to a nephew, with the provision that if the
nephew left no heirs it was to go toward establish
ing an institute of learning at Washington. In 1835
the nephew died, and in 1838 the Hon. Richard
Bush, who took charge of the matter in England,
iflepesited in the United States mint $515,169, the
proceeds of the bequest. The interest from 1838 te
>846, amounting to $242,129. as directed by tho will,
■vas used for the erection of buildings and inciden
tal expenses. AH future expenses must be met
from accruing interest and not from the principal,
g’he fund is lent perpetually to the treasury of the
States, with interest at six per cent., payable
pimi-annually.
Ignoramus. —lst. Andrew Jackson, sev
enth President of the United States, was born in the
JWaxham settlement, in North Carolina, March 15th
X7GT, and died at “The Hermitage,” near Nashville’
U'enn., June 8, 1845. His parents, who were Scotch-
Irish, emigrated from Carriokfergus, Ireland, and
Bottled on Twelve Mile Creek, a branch of the Ca
tawba rjver. The parents of Stonewall Jackson were
born in this country. The ancestors of General
Ulysses S. Grant were Scotch. McClellan’s parents
were,Americans, 2d, We cannot keep a record of
the movements of the different clergymen in this
City.
Celt.—The Irish language is Celtic in
Its origin. From the fact that the people are not,
as a whole, supplied with books written in the lan
guage they speak, many changes in tho language
nave taken place in different provinces, peculiar to
the people, until the inhabitants of Southern Ire
land and those of the northern part of the island
Speak a different language. The North Ireland dia
lect is similar to the Scotch, but is yet distinct from
It. and may be said to be unlike the vernacular of
Bay other nation.
Thomas W.—“ The American Cyclo
t>edia ” says of Edward Geoffrey Smith-Stanloy,
14th Earl of Derby, that “ in 1821 ht entered Pariia
dent as member for Stockbridge, and soon took
rank among the ablest debaters and most promin
ent leaders of the Whig opposition to ths ministry
©f the Earl of Liverpool.” Liverpool was a Tory.
g)erby separated from ths Whigs in 1834. He was
Denominated by Disraeti “the Rupert of Debate”
fie was born March 29. 1799, and died October 23.
1869.
Crank. —I have discovered several
tnethods for preventing a crank from ‘getting on
centre,’ but that which I consider of far mora im
portance is a method of removing the centre at
pleasure of thf engineer, but I am like the man
with the elephant. 1 don’t know what to do with it.
What is best to ba done ?” We would advise yeu,
providing you de net wish to be a benefactor, to
apply for a patent for your invention or method.
Stbanghh.—Apply in person to the
hospital, and you w 11 receive all necessary la for
luation, which it would be impossible to give yow
Jr. these columns, not knowing the cause of your
Illness. If the physician in charge of the depart
ment at which you apply cannot treat you, hs will
willingly recommend some competent medical man
who will be convenient to you, and at the same time
be reasonable in his charges.
W. D. T<—The following is a copy of
the advertisoment o. the New Bowery Theatre, taken
from the Dispatch of May 3. 1863: “Second week of
the favorite American actor, Mr. E. Eddy, who will
appear Monday and Tuesday, May 4 and 5, in a
grand revival of the great drama of ‘Bienzi,’ repro
duced for the first time in tour years.”
W, J. D.—Apply to Mr. McEutee,
Room 4, City Hal), who will give you all informa
tion in relation to the bill granting appropriations
for monumentb commemorating services of New
York Volunteers at Gettysburg.
, Boston Reader.—The Naval Academy
®?as first estahHsbed in Annapolis in 1845 by the
lion. George Bancrolt, then Secretary of the Navy,
and was never situated in any other place in this
Country.
W. G.—The " Hermitage ” residence
ot Andrew Jackson was burned to tho ground at I
O'clock on the afternoon ot October 13, 1834,
C. H. Q. —McKeever’s saloon (former
ly Mike Norton a) le eituated on the northeast cor-
Bor ot Bleecker and Carmine streets.
F. R.— Ihe length of the Atlantic
Cable between Trinity Bay, Newfoundland, and Va
lentis. Ireland, is 2,134 miles.
Constant Reader.—The husband of
Lwty Burdett Oautts is Ashmead Bartlett, an Amer
ican.
fto fork gispaity.
NEW YORK, MAY 8, 1887.
TO ADVJjRTISERS.
ADVERTISING IS TWENTY FIVE CENTS A LINE TN
THE NEW YORK DISPATCH.
•Owing to nur large edition we are eomnellsd te go te
pre*at an early hour, hence ADVERTISEMENTS CAN
NOT BE RECEIVED AFTER NINE O’CLOCK SATUR
DAY EVENING.
To Wraeonio Advertiser*!.
Thoue desiring to advertise In our Mason is eolumns
must have their advertisements n our office BEFORE
TWO O’CLOCK on FRIDAY AFTERNOON. No ad
vertiaement can bo inserted on the Masonic Page attar
that hour.
The NEW TOBK DISPATCH
has a larger circulation than any
other Sunday Newspaper pub
lished in the (Jnitetl States.
/ MUSIC AND BEER.
Although the weather prophets predict clouds
and/rain, this ought to be a very pleasaut Sun
day/ The news that the people of New York
are to be permitted to take their music and
beer together seems almost too good to be true.
Mr. Cantor is a clever young statesman, who
has condensed into a brief amendment a reform
that ought to satisfy every sensible parson,
and, by a surprisingly large vote, tho Assem
bly has adopted his idea. Ha proposes that
the Mayor of Now York may permit wines and
beer to be sold while concerts of vocal or in
strumental music are being given in places
duly licensed for amusements. Tha Assembly
heartily endorses this proposition, and it goes
to the Senate so strongly approved and recom
mended, that we hope it may become a law
within a ortnight. Governor Hill may call
this special legislation if he pleases; but the
Assembly majority is large enough to pass it
over his veto. The people are so heartily in
favor of such a measure, however, that the Gov
ernor will probably conclude not to risk his
popularity by inventing any quibble to oppose
it, We thank Mr. Cantor and the Assembly
tor the beet day’s work of tho session. A lew
more such days, and the Legislature will be
redeemed from condemnation.
There is nothing in the Cantor amendment to
offend any reasonable being. It reopens the res
pectable concert halls and gardens; bill it is fatal
to tho low dives and rumbolos. It cannot justly
incur the hostility ot the Prohibitionists, be
cause it does not extend the sale ot intoxicating
drinks. It simply provides that music may be
performed while the people are enjoying their
refreshments. Tha respaotability of the hails
and gardens is guaranteed by ths double li
censes of the Mayor and the Excise Commis
sioners. Ibe unlicensed dives and groggeries
will bo loft out in the cold more severely than
ever before. Good citizens, Americans as well
as Germans, can then take their families to
pleasant resorts and hear good music while
they drink good beverages. It is a temperance
measure, because the presence of ladies and
children and the refining influence of music are
urevenlatives of drunkenness and disordsr.
The Dispatch has steadily championed this re
form; our citizens have demanded it in mass
meetings, and the popular sentiment is unani
mous in its support. There may be ajfew cranks
who will denounce it because it surrounds
drinking with the moat agreeable associations;
but they are impracticable theorists who want
to recreate humanity without natural tastes
and preach against innocent pleasures because
of exceptional abuses. Theas cranks are be
yond argument; but the great majority of the
people are in accord with tho vote of the Assem
bly.
New York will be a more delightful city in
which to live if a few such common sense
amendments as that of Mr. Cantor are adopted
by the Legislature. There will be no more
side-door business; no more hypocritical pre
tences of compliance with a law that is despised;
no more distinction between rich men’s clubs
and workingmen’s clubs; no mors necessity to
bribe the police; no more playing into the
hands of dive-keepers; no more discontent with
the harmless enjoyments ot reputable citizens;
no more puritanical efforts to make all men
and women conform to obsolete Blue-Laws.
The Mayor and the Excise Commissioners can
be trusted to exercise a wise discretion in the
granting of licenses, and, if they are even at
fault, the people will know who is to blame for
any abuse of the license privilege. The general
gratification, reflected in all the papers and ex
pressed by leading men of ail classes, at the
passage of the Cantor amendment, cannot be
disregarded by the Senate or ignored by the
Governor. Now that Mr. Cantor has shown
how easy it is to apply common sense principles
to legislation, may we not hope that his ex
ample will be imitated by other representatives T
New York might be transformed into the hand
somest, the cleanest, the most honest, orderly
and enjoyable city in tho world by a few more
such practical measures as the Cantor amend
ment, which has our unqualified approval and
support.
A QUESTION OF VERACITY.
Fat upon our warning to Mr. McGlynn that
he was talking too much cornea his dispute with
the Times. Mr. McGlynn talked too much to a
Times reporter, who took shorthand notes ol
the interview and wrote them out for publica
tion. When Mr. McGlynn saw himself in cold
type he did not like the interview. He knew
perfectly well that he could not substantiate
such false and reckless accusations against
Archbishop Corrigan and he tried to wriggle
out ot the dilemma by writing a letter to the
Times stating that the interview was not only
unauthorized, but preposterous and untrue.
But the Times had too much contempt for tho
tool it had used to allow Mr. McGlynn to escape
in this way. Tho reporter’s note book was put
in evidence and the verdict was announced that
“ the report, was a faithful representation of
MsGlynn’s utterances.” This raised a direct
question ef veracity between the Times and Mr.
MeGlynn. We are not disposed to decide it ju
dicially. Perhaps it is a case of the pot calling
the kettle black. Mr. McGlynn tried to use the
Times to vent his venom against Archbishop
Corrigan, and the Times tried to use McGlynn
to vent its venom against Mr. Blaine, and both
parties appear to be sick of the partnership.
Those readers who have the patience to wade
through tie dirty waters of the controversy be
tween a discharged priest and a mugwump or
gan— treaties ambo ! —will find that the falae
beeds are six to one and halt a dozen to the
other. The Times is compelled to admit that
the statement, “ I know of many incidents which
occurred in the campaign since which are of
startling significance as showing tho depth of
the hierarchioal intrigue for Mr. Blaine,” is not
in the reporter’s notes, and was not made by
Mr. MeGlynn. This is bad for the Times, since
that statement was ths sensational feature of
the interview. On the other hand, all of the ex
pressions attributed to Mr. MeGlynn, and now
denied by him, are found in the shorthand re
port, with the single exception first quoted.
This is bad for Mr. McGlynn. He is like a mad
dog that snaps at everybody. Ho does not
know what he says, and does not care until he is
held responsible for his wild ravings. Compar
ing him as he is with what ho was before he left
the serene and pure shelter of the Church, the
sincere friends of Mr. McGlynn can arrive at
but one sad conclusion, that his reason is af
fected, and that he is no longer in bis right
senses. They pity while they condemn him.
But this does not justify the Times in taking
advantage ot the mental weakness of Mr. Mc-
Glynn, to trump up accusations against the
Churoh and the Republican party.
If Mr. McGlynn is suftering from dementia, so
is ths Tones. Its peculiar phase of insanity is
a phobia against Mr. Blaine. Whenever it can
say anything malicious and malignant about
Mr. Blaine, neither truth nor decency is allowed
to prevent the publication. We have just seen
how, by its own confession, a statement con
cerning hierarchical intrigues for Mr. Blaine
was invented by the Times and put into the open
mouth of poor McGlynn. Of how many similar
inventions, not yet confessed, is this a sample ?
George Jones is a Welshman who shuts his eyes
when he hits a blow, and, if he can get in what
he thinks is a blow at Mr. Blaine, l:e is totally
blind to the consequences. But what has Mr.
Blaine ever done to make George Jones so
NEW YORK DISPATCH, MAY 8, 1887.
abid? He may prefer ths Tribune, because it
is a better paper; but he shares this preference
with eo many other people that Jones has no
business to single him out for excommunica
tion.
Perhaps that Jones River affair is at the bot
tom of the Welsh fury. If eo, we are authorized
to deny the rumor that Mr. Blaine will change the
name ol the Jones River as soon as he is elected
President. Mr. Blaine may have said that the
Times editor and proprietor should be washed
in any river that would make the paper more
cleanly and truthful; but he would no more in
terfere with the Jones Biver than with the equa
tor. If, according to tho homeopathic princi
ple, like cures like, then the madness of Mc-
Glynn may neutralize that of Jones, and we may
yet see them, clothed and in their right minds,
sitting on the banks of the Jones River, and
studying political economy under Mr. Blaine’s
able administration.
TO THE LEGISLATURE.
Nobody is satisfied with the oonduot of the
Legislature toward the city of New York.
From a party point of view, and from a public
point of view, the treatment of this metropolis
by the State representatives at Albany is equal
ly objectionable. With proper diligence and
discretion oil the part of the Republican ma
jority in tho Legislature, this city would be Re
publican in every department within five years
by the popular vote. Our citizens have learned
to look to the Republicans at Albany for mu
nicipal reforms and protection against Demo
cratic knaves ; and, if they saw the reforms
rigorously pressed by the Legislature and ths
protection promptly accorded, they would rally
to the Republican standard. AU tho trickery
of Governor Hill could not prevent this consum
mation. He might send in a veto per day with
out affecting public sentiment, if the Legisla
ture dealt with our city affairs in the right
spirit. But above such partisan considerations
is the broad principle that, whether it bo Re
publican or Democratic, the great metropolis is
entitled to the earnest attention and careful
consideration of the Legislature, and these it'
does not receive. We say emphatically that tho
logislators at Albany are shamefully neglecting
their duties, both as statesmen and as politi
cians.
The present session has been especially bar
ren of good results to this city. Tho public
time and money have been dlagraoafully wasted.
Weeks were thrown away in discussing tho
High License Bill, which everybody knew that
Governor Hill would veto. No sensible man
expects Governor Hill to approve of any meas
ure for tho welfare of the whole people and the
advancement of public morals. Ho is all for
himself and it is folly to expect him to think of
anything except his own re-election or his
chances ol the Democratio nomination for ths
Presidency. Wo were in favor ot the High
License Bill, but we desired to see the Legiela
ture take it up practically; pass it as a protest
against tho dives and proceed to other business
without unnecessary delay. Instead of thia,
the Bill was faked about the lobby for months,
every member trying to got a personal pull out
of it either from ths low rumsellers or the fran
tic prohibitionists. Now, under the puritanical
administration of Mayor Hewitt, the obsolete
blue laws are to be so strictly enforced that the
residents at an hotel cannot be served with a
pint of claret with their Sunday dinner, and
respectable citizens are denied the innocent
privilege of hearing good music while they
treat their wives and children to a glass o! beer
at the Summer gardens. “ Make tbs bad laws
so obnoxious tbat they must be repealed ” is
the argument of the cranks who are annoying
the public. But the Legislature ought not to
wait until bad laws become intolerable. They
should exercise common sense in dealing with
,be people and give us laws which everybody
can respect and cheerfully observe.
Another scandalous instance of legislative
neglect is in regard to the Subway Commission.
The Legislature has ordered that all telegraph
wires shall be put under-ground and the city
streets cleared of a nuisance, a danger and an
unsightly excrescence. Has this order been
obeyed ? Are the telegraph poles removed ?
Have the wires been buried ’ After various
delays we were promised that, when Spring
came and the frost was out ot the ground, tho
work should begin. The month of May is here
and nothing has been done. The subways are
blocked by all sorts of thieving jobs. Greedy
and unscrupulous adventurers crowd the city
officials out of the management of the subways.
The Legislature could reform this in a week ;
but the wires that are not buried here and be
ing pulled at Albany and the legislators wink at
the flagrant violation of their own order. There
has already been more scandal about the sub
ways than about any other city improvement
since the days of Boss Tweed. Like him, the
rascals concerned insolently ask what we are
going to do about it. The reply of the Legisla
ture should bo short, sharp and decisive. The
members of ths Senate and Assembly, and par
ticularly the members from this city, will bo
held personally and politically responsible if
there are any further delays.
Soto.
A Queer Illustration,—When Do
minie Hepworth and his Council of Ten sus
pend their puffery of President Cleveland and
devote what we will courteously call their
minds, to rhetoric, the consequences are disas
trous. Last week they compared the efforts of
the Herald to get up a sensation about land
grabbing to the lighting of a prairie fire by a
cigar stump. Now, in tha opinion of Dominie
Hepworth and his Council of Ten, the Herald
may be like a cigar stump,all chewed up,with the
virtue smoked out of it; but it is neither polite
nor politic for them to say so in the Herald col
umns. The exiled proprietor might accidentally
read a copy of that paper and send a telegram
through the Bennett-Mackay private cable tnat
would shake up the whole office. Tho Herald
resembles a cigar stump because it is thrown
away : but in one important particular the
queer illustration of Dominie Hepworth and his
Council of Ten is deficient. The Herald may
be a cigar stump, but it is not lighted. All its
lightness and brightness have gone out. From
its puffs of Cleveland to its eccentric headings,
with no brains under them, it is now the dull
est of the New York dalies.
The Irish Crusade.—Bearing the fiery
cross and adorned with the shamrock, the elo
quent O’Brien is on his way to Canada to make
the Dominion ashamed of Lord Lansdowne and
Lord Lansdowne ashamed of himself. Mean
while the evictions o> Lord Lansdowne’s es
tates in Ireland are proceeding with the cus
tomary cruelties. One ef the tenants turned
out upon the road is Bridget Kelly, a weak, tot
tering woman, eighty-six years old. In her
cabin lay her son’s wife, too ill to take any no
tice ol the intruders and piteously moaning in
pain. Get out—get out in a hurry 1” ordered
the (agent, (backed up the ibayonets of the
brave British soldiers. The old dame and her
sick daughter-in-law were left homeless. Six
poor little children did not have to be evicted,
as they were playing outside the cabin, and
thus the British army was deprived of what
might have been a splendid victory. But
Bridget Kelly did not lose heart. '• Cheer up I”
she said to her houseless family, •• God will
provide for us.” Tho Almighty has probably
selected the American people to act as his
agents in the matter.
Abolishing Poverty.—At a special
meeting of the Society for the Abolition of Pov
erty, an eloquent address was delivered by tho
ex-Rev. Mr. McWynd, after which a collection
amounting to $1.07, was taken up. The rent of
the room for the meeting was $5, and the ex
penses for advertising, printing and stationery,
were $7.65 more. This left a deficit of $11.58.
In other words, the world was just that amount
poorer m consequence of this meeting to abolish
poverty. Of course, the landlord, a despised
representative ol the hated aristocrats who own
land and houses, had to go without hie rental;
but, even alter this deduction, the debt which
is weighing down humanity had been increased
by je.SS, on account of the existence of the So
ciety to Abolish Poverty. The poor—including
those who put their nickels into the plate—had
become poorer, and tho rich—including the in
dignant landlord—were no richer than before
the Society was organize!). But the OX-litY'
Mr. McWynd had an opportunity of getting rid
of some of his superfluous bile by denouncing
the hierarchy who control the land, and he
was the only man alive who felt the least bit
better for tho meeting.
No Sentiment in the Navy.—Secre
tary of the Navy Whitney says, in speaking of
the glorious Hartford and Kearsarge, that the
department under him is not controlled by sen
timent, The men who fought aboard these two
vessels, and the men who cheered when they
heard of our vessels’ victories, were controlled
by sentiment—the sentiment of love of country,
of undying patriotism, and of unfailing devo
tion to principle. In the early days of ths Re
public the ship Constitution made a record
which has been never surpassed by any vessel
but, perhaps, the Hartford, Farragut's flag
ship. It was proposed to destroy tho Constitu
tion during Audrew Jackson’s administration,
and Oliver Wendell Holmes wrote these inspi
ring lines on
THE OLD CONSTITUTION.
Ay, tear her tattered ensign down t
Long hae it waved on high.
And maur an eyo has danced to see
That banner in the sky;
Beneath it rung the battle shout.
And burst tho cannon's roar,—
The meteor of the ocean air
Shall sweep the clouds no more t
Her deck, once red with heroes' blood,
Where knelt tho vanquished foe.
When winds were hurrying o’er the flood.
And waves were white below,
No more shall feel the victor's tread,
Or know the conquered knee;—
Tho harpive of tho shore shall pluck
The eagle of the sea I
Oh, better tbat her shattered bulk
Should aiuk beueath the wave; —
Her thunders shook the mighty deep,
And there should be her grave 1
Nail to the mast her holy flag.
Set every threadbare sail.
And give her to the god of storms.
The lightning and tho gale I
Senators to the Rescue. — The infa
mous Subway Commission Bill just passed by
the Lower House of the Legislature, marks an
era ot the most shameful and defiant wrongs
ever perpetrated on the people of this city.
There is no earthly excuse or apology that can
be offered to justify this iniquitous measure.
The entire population of the city, without dis
tinction of party, are opposed to it. All tho
heads of departments, many of them men of
great wisdom and blameless lives, prayed the
city might be spared this outrage. Yet in the
face of all this, and in tho face of decency, hon
esty or morality the bill has passed tho Lower
House ot the Legislature. Members of the As
sembly have, in the main, for a long time been
a sorry set. Their approval or opposition to
men or measures no more represents tho pa
triotism or intelligence of the people than the
ignorant rabble whose votes sent them to Al
bany. It is different with the Senators. They
are in most cases selected on account ot their
experience, wisdom and high character. They
have, in numerous instances, stood between the
people and the Legislative mob who represent
the strikers and the ward heelers, and demol
ished many a job put forward by them. They
could never serve the people more opportunely
than now. Let them send a delegation ot their
own members to this city and hear from the
people’s own words the detestation they enter
tain for this Subway jobbery. No enlightened
Senator would force on tho people a law of
which they unanimously disapprove. It they
dtd, no reason could be given for it other than
to legalize moans of plunder and spoliation lor
a parcel of unscrupulous contractors and ad
venturers. That reason, we believe, no Sena
tor would ever either contemplate or offer, and
hence we again say, Senators, to tho Rescue.
Mugwump Infamy.—lf tha New York
Herald or Times is to be believed, Mr. Blaine
doesn't go to take a bath, or a dinner, or a quiet
drink without having a Presidential reason for
so doing. These two Mugwump papers are
more afraid of Blaine than we were of the buga
boos of our childhood. We do not object to the
Herald and Times finding fault with Mr. Blaine;
that is their privilege as independent American
citizens. But we do think itinf'amous that when
a public man makes a voyage to see his chil
dren, he should be accused of thinking nothing
of them, but only of his own chances for
increasing hie popularity as a Preeidential can
didate—that if, on that voyage, he be
comes sick, bis sickness should be
attributed to a political scheme to enlist the
sympathies of his fellow-countrymen. We
must say this : The regular Democratic papers
treat Mr. Blaine with the respect due to his
high position as one of tho leading men of
America. They oppose his political views be
cause they differ from him, but they do not as
sail him in his capacity as a private individual,
or jeer at hie love for bis offspring. None but
Mugwumps could be base enough tor ouch mis
erable work. There are but two good classes
of mon in this country—Republicans and Dem
ocrats.
A Gentle Reminder.—Let us remind
our esteemed contemporaries of the mug
wumpian persuasion that Mrs. Cleveland is not
eligible as a Presidential candidate. If ebq
werfl, elie would ileubtßss Jaeeive more votes
than her husband ; but she is not, she cannot
be, and the sweet but somewhat monotonous
eulogies of the mugwump organs are therefore
wasted, so to speak, upon tho desert air.
GRANDFATHER PUNKINHEAD ON PROHIBI
TION.
Granddaddy Punkinhead was found yester
day in the act of bleaching some reminiscent
quids of tobacco on the window-sill, and as his
ideas concerning the liquor question are known
to be decidedly pronounced, he was asked a
lew questions concerning the all-important
matter.
As ho patted a bargain-counter heap of to
bacco on the back, and filed it in a corner for
future reference, he said :
” Dis hyar licker lor am all wrong. De black
an’ blue lor has got to step down and out. Dey
ain’t nateral. You jes chuck a bar’l ob apples
ober a orchid fence, an’ dey won’t boa boy in
de nebberhud wot’ll tetch one ob dem, but
ebbery boy in de willage will tear his holes full
ob pants climbin’ obsr day garding wall even ef
dere’s a bulldog fur ebbery apple waitin’ on der
inside fur an interduction to der seat ob his
pants.
“De apples am de rum, de orchids am de
i-umahops, de bulldogs am Amfony Cornstalk,
an’ de perlice an’ de boys am demon.
“ You tell a man wot he kaint hab rum, an’
he’s gwintor git hit ef he busts his galluses.
“ I don’t bleeb in a man gettin’ hieself as
topsicated as a bunghole, but mo* or less ob de
coffing warnish is necessary, as turkentine is to
de porkempine. Yon wouldn’t doepects a ma
chinery fur to git along widest greasin’, would
yer ? Not to enny considerable degree. Dat’s
de way wid a man. He mue’ hab it decashingly,
an’ hits gotter roost high or he’s gwinter grab
hit, ef he busts a blood tessicle.
** De ideah ob makin’ Sunday a day ob rest
is all right, but de Big Book places a different
destruction on de subjick unner amplication.
Dese hyar fellers wot wares eotting bannidges
aroun’ der treats, an’ wot trabbles aroun’ wid
faces as long as a wet Snnday, had better be
watched. You kin bet your buasle dat day all
lays in a stook of de o-bs-joyful ebbery Satter
day nite, an’ hit wnd be as dangeris to slap one
of dem on der pockits as it wud be ter slam a
man on der arm wid a waxinate.
“ High license ? Sho 1 De ideah ob tellin’ a
man dat he kin sell liker an* don chargin’ him
so much fur der privaledgo dat he has ter mor
gage his house iur ter buy it. Why not jump
on der tellers wot concox hit ? Dat’s dor way
to do away wid hit, an* eben den dere’d be a
etillery in ebbery cellar.
11 1 take notice dat when a man is fined fur
wilatin’ de exersise lor de moly hoses sur
cieties is der fustest ter grab deir shares, eben
ef dey do derisewate de munny got from der
sale ob wile stuff.
" Why doant dey shut up der clubs. Ef a
fellers got plenty ob munny he kin jine a club
an’ git hissell loaded up to der wig wid der wile
stuff, but a po’ man, wid on’y ten cents in his
pockets an’ der collywobbles in do stummick
mue’ fill hisselt up wid pumpwater or starb.
“Les’ hab mo’ jestice an’ less howl. I don’t
drink myself, cept when I treats myself or is
axed or has a pain, but I wants hit oust in a
while, an’ den I is goiu’ ter hab hit ef I breaks
Ktiole.
"Why, de lor i« makin’ sneak leaves ob wa
all. D’d yebber see how menny peeple goes
out wid gripsacks on Sunday? Dem grips is
lined wid tin an* dey domes back home loaded
wid beer an’ rum an’ sich.
"De whole matter is dey is too much lor an’
not naff common sense. Seberal men wot woted
fur dor high lissens lor habn’t drawn a sober
bref sence dey bin in Olbenny. Dey’s lookin’
fur nex’ y’ars crop ob wotes. It’ll bo fuu whin
dey go out ter harvist’em. Dey'll tink dore’s
bin a hole in der basket whin dey ounis to
count ’em.” W. C. Quktbdo.
SMALL CHANGE.
Thebe hundred Mormons arrived in
town from Norway, last week, en route for Utah.
From their murky appearances and long-cut
hair, the onlooker was led to the thought that a
man who would marry even one of them, must
be strapped for a wife, and we await with
breathless earnestness the report that the trees
are full of sorry natives who didn’t exercise the
aforethought to send ahead for photographs.
Brooklyn is td be serpentined with
cable roads, which are to take the place of the
old-fashioned horse cars. This will be a rather
expensive luxury to the mothers of the village,
who will be compelled to spend the remainder
of their days in soldoring cross-sections into
the basements of their youngsters’ trousers,
laid bare by the improvised toboggan slides.
Herb Most has written a pamphlet on
the outrages on Blackwell’s Island. His main
objection appears to be that thsv washed him
and out his hair. Mr. Blackwell should be
reprimanded. Lawful citizens will blame him
that he didn’t out Most’s hair shorter. They
should have nipped it close off to his collar
button, it he over had any use for one.
The dog show was one of the events
of the week, and while the yallcr our, nobody’s
darling, with a bald-headed tail and a meaty
look in his eye, did the God-bless-the-Dnko-of-
Argyle act up against, the outside of Madison
Square Garden, the favored canines of bloated
aristocracy were fed on ice-cream and howled
with eclat on the inside.
A Trenton girl, who had wandered
down into Chattanooga, Tenn., refused to marry
a young Chattanooganiarianite; ho maligned
her, and she made him retract at the flue of a
gun. At all fashionable weddings somebody
always gives the bride away, and it seems to us
as if New Jersey girls wore becoming entirely
too beforehand.
Sixty-five Apache children, the leav
ings of Geronimo’s band, have just been re
ceived at the Carlisle, Pa., Indian school. As
there are no United States troops anywhere
near Carlisle, the Secretary ot War can go on
bis annual fishing excursion without fear of
having the army decimated during his absence.
Everything waa prepared for a sol
dering-bee in New Haven the other day except
the bridegroom. When he was notified ho said
that that was the first he had heard of it. Seo
hero ! If this sort of thing is to become fash
ionable it’s high time that we poor men should
be notified in time to take to the woods.
A Chicago woman was recently cured
of a tarantula bite by being made drunk on
local whisky. Instead of shooting the tarantula
they should have permitted it to smell of the
woman’s breath after she had absorbed the
coffin varnish. On dit, the woman asked to bo
bitten again rather than take the dose.
Lawyer Guthrie called Bob. Inger
soll a liar, right out in meeting the other day
and instead of picking him up and spanking
him Bob. patted him on the shoulder and kind
ly informed the Court that Guthrie was a cuss
worded rascal. Then they went out and tipped
the chalices together.
Over in Brooklyn the other night
Hermann, the prestidigitateur, was arrested
for playing his old-time advertising dodge of
pretending to rob a street-car passenger. Her
mann should be taught that familiarity breeds
contempt, and that he is breeding contempt on
the apex of his nose.
The Maine Prohibitionists ought to be
satisfied now. They had enough water last
week to last them the remainder ot ths year. It
is said that the inundation almost ruined the
local druggists, who will endeavor to get square
by bottling it, and dispose of it as a new brand
of Old Thomas gin.
Queens county officials appear to be
breaking out with the absquatulating fever, es
pecially those of Long Island City. But any
one who has ever been in Long Island City,
will not wonder that the authorities have taken
to thieving, but that the citizens had anything
left to steal.
There is a great hue and cry just now
over swill-milk. The authorities have discov
ered that it is being sold in large quantities
from. Long Island dairies. They must be
learned men, not only to discover the presence
of swill, but to locate the vberenjgs of the
milk.
Paia-b Hunts are becoming quite
popular in Washington, particularly among the
ladies. However, its nothing new. Paper
hunts have always been popular in this section,
particularly among females who are not robust
under the antarctic circles of their waistypata.
The Niagara hackmen have broken
out again and are salting visitors for all they’re
worth. In addition to the usual gripsack load
ed with flasks the future visitor should carry
guns loaded with salt to sprinkle on the too
fresh hackmen’s tails.
The United States man o’ war “ Ga
lena ” has arrived safely in Washington with a
mummy captured on Easter Island, in the Pa
cific Ocean. We can’t imagine what we want of
it unless the Democrats propose to run him for
President next year.
The hotel men of the country are to
hold a meeting in Washington during the pres
ent week. Parties desiring to hire rooms while
the bosses are away should don baseball
catchers mugs and pads before approaching the
clerks.
J|The all-important question of the hour
appears to be: " Where will the colored vote
go in ’88.” It will go to the candidate who can
corral the most circuses and the biggest water
melon orchard, and you hear our gentle baziff.
C. P. Huntington, Jake Sharp, and
other grab-baggerg, appear to have invisible
memories as to whsre they squandered the mil
lions, but they take blamed good care to ask
for their change when they ask for a drink.
Assaults on citizens by policemen are
becoming eatirely too promiscuous nowadays.
This thing wont finis until our citizens arise in
their might, turn a few policemen upside down
and spin them on their heads for drinks.
The Sultan of Turkey had one hundred
and thirty of his warming pans vaccinnated the
other day. The multitudinous wife kicked, but
had to submit. We’d like to be an able-bodied
dose of the smallpox in that harem.
Since the suppression of Sunday drinks
in this city the new style of trousers are being
built with pockets all around, like cartridge
belts, and every man about town resembles the
traveling agent for a bottle foundry.
Patti has once again been indulging
in a farewell. We suppose that ehe will con
tinue to do this sort of thing until her teeth
drop out, and then she’ll sing "Home Sweet
Homo” through her nose.
Fob the first time in the history of the
Episcopal Church a woman deacon has been
elected. This looks like a scheme to bar out
rheumatic buttons and over-ripe quids from the
contribution plates.
Mind-beader Bishop has sued the
Times for SIOO,OOO for libel. Now wo know he’s
a fraud. If he could read minds he’d know that
the editor of the Times didn’t have that amount
in his clothes.
John Sherman denies the report that
ho came near being kidnapped in Cuba. John
needn’t have taken that precaution. John is no
kid, and even a Cuban wouldn’t attempt to nap
him.
The Missouri bald knobbers have been
indicted for perjury. Now our authorities
should make a descent upon the bald knobbers
in the amen pews of our theatres.
Thibteen-inoh hailstones recently fell
in St. Paul, Minn. This looks like a thirteen
inch lie, but there is no local option party in
Minnesota.
A tripartite arrangement—when pa
is lugged in for being loaded.
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GOSSIP OF THO WEEK.
The following attractions are announced for
this week in New York: “ Ermlnie,” at the Casino;
•• The Gypsy Baron,” at Harrigan’s Park Theatre;
° A Trip to Africa,” at the Standard; H. E. Dixey in
“Adonis,” at the Bijou Opera House; McCaull Opera
Company in “The Black Hussar,” at Wallack’s;
‘•The Kin tergarden.” at Dockstader’s; Mrs. Lang*
try in “Lady Clancarty,” at the Fifth Avenue;
“Our Society,” at the Madison Square; “The Higu
est Bidder," at the Lyceum; Annie Pixley in “The
Daughter,” at the Union Square; Dion
in “The dhaughraun,” at the Star;
Denman Thompson in the “Old Homestead,”at the
Fourteenth Street Theatre; Lawrence Barrett in
” Rienzi, the Last of > the Tribunes,” at Niblo’s;
Clrtra Morris at the /Windsor; James O’Neil in
“Monte Cristo,” at the People’s Theatre; Old Lon
don Street; Globe tytuseum. In Brooklyn: Tony
Pastor’s Company at/Prootors Novelty; Fanny Dav
enport at Lee Avenue Academy.
Truly the ways of the world are wearing. Money
was nothing to John T. Raymond in the palmy
days of his success, and now his young widow is
left without funds, and before long the stage will
see Miss Courtney Barnes once more.
Edwin Booth has extended his season, and closes
his tour May 14 in Fall River, Mass. It is estimated
that the profits will reach $330,000. Last week in
Omaha and Kansas City the gross receipts for seven
performances were $27,000.
Frederick Warde is playing a fine engagement
In San Francisco, where he is attracting crowded
houses at the California Theatre. He has been soon
in “ Virginias,“ •« Galba, the Gladiator,” “Richard
HL,” “Damon and Pythias,” and one or two other
standard plays.
W. J. Scanlan begins a tour of the principal cities
of Now England to-morrow, closing his season May
21 in Hartford, Conn. Manager Pitou expresses
himself as very much gratified with the financial
result, which has made a fine showing. Next season
the young comedian plays five engagements in this
city.
Miss Augusta Van Doren has received from the
author her new comedy-drama, “Charlotte Busse,”
and has commenced the study of her part, which is
that of a young society lady of this city, who spends
her Summers at Newport Her manager is now
looking np a company and the tour opens in Provi
dence, R. L, late in August, and includes engage
ments in this and other large cities of the country.
Miss Van Doren is not a novice, as some suppose.
She made her debut on the stage three or four years
ago at the Boston Museum.
The spectacular melo-drama, “Michael Strogoff,"
will be produced at the Windsor Theatre, May 16,
with Mr. E. K. Collier in the leading part The play
will be given with all the handsome scenic effects
for which it is noted, and a grand ballet of hand
seme young female dancers.
Manager Robenquest announces that seats can
now be secured at the Fourteenth Street Theatre
for any of the remaining performances of the “ Old
Homestead ” by Denman Thompson and his com
pany. The engagement will positively dose Satur
day, June 4.
Anson Pond’s successful military drama, “Her
Atonement,” will be seen at the Windsor Theatre
the week of May 23, when it will be given with all
the original and handsomo scenic effects, a military
company and a large brass baud.
There is a pretty tale afloat about a pretty little
actress who was about to resign from a combina
tion; how the stage-manager was suddenly dis
charged, how the little actress suddenly roso to be
a leading lady, and how the manager of the coni'
pany is now all smiles. The stage-manager won’t
tell, the leading lady don't dare to, and the mana
ger don’t want to.
There Is a little scheme afoot for a theatrical ven
ture for next season, in which a divored wife of a
“ big ” actor and the husband of a society star are
to play leading parts.
“Miss Laura Threestars, a member of the As
terisk Comic Opera Company, was married yester
day,” reads an exchange. “I wonder how long it
will last,” was the refrain from the chorus the fol
lowing evening.
Chauncey Olcott, thesilver-voiced tenor, joins the
“Old Homestead” quartette at the Fourteenth
Street Theatre to-morrow night.
Considerable interest is manifested in musical
circles by the fact that within the past month a large
number of American musical celebrities have sailed
from our shores for England, Among these may
be mentioned Miss Winant, who has been delight
ing the people of Manchester and London. Mr. and
Mrs. Hensebel are also in England, on a successful
tour of the provinces. Minnie Hauk, Miss Norton,
Mlle. Decca (Miss Johnston, of Washington), and
Madame Hastreiter, are also performing in opera
under Carl Rosa, in London. Arrangements have
been made with musical authorities in London and
other cities in England by which the Brooklyn bari
tone, Mr. Francis F. Powers, whose voice and per
fect method haye been th? attwMPS Qt tbs Pierre
pont Street 2’iurch for the past two years, has been
engaged to sing during the Queen’s jubilee. Mr.
Powers will sail next week for London. The Men
delssohn Club of Brooklyn, of which Mr. Powers has
been a leading member, on Wednesday evening
last, under Director Mosonthah tendered Mr. Pow
ers a complimentary farewell concert at the Plerre
pont Street Church, the participants being Miss
Earl, M. A gram o nte, Michael Banner, M. Hermann,
Mrs. Hills, Mr. Powers, and the whole Moldelssohn
Club. A large number of friends will accompany
their favorite baritone down the harbor on the day
of his departure.
“Deacon Brodie” achieved such a success at Wal
[g<A’s Theatre last Thursday, that Mr. E. J. Henley,
who dw 118 tbe American rights, is arranging to take
the play tu the leading Western cities this month.
Mtpm Akvtr Pty. will « lve a professional mati
n“ZX“n«:fth. at
the Union Square Theatre, T^ day ' * lay 17, Ap '
plications for seats must be made hy
Treasurer P. H. O’Connor of the Fiilti A**J in *
Theatre, after three years commendable
surprised Manager John Stetson yesterday by hand
ing that gentleman his resignation, to take effect at
the close of the present season. The constant con
finement of the box office, together with the extra
duties his position imposed, caused him to decide
on taking a much needed rest.
We were requested to “ notice” the fact that Mr.
R. G. Morris’s skit of “ The Kindergarten” was to
be produced on last Monday evening on the stage of
Dockstader’s Minstrel Hall. There was something
of the sort brought forward. The oast included a
number of ham-fatters, and there were cheap gags,
vulgarity, horse-play, and circus-clowning enough
to excite the admiration of the alleged critics of the
Herald and Its pink domino the Telegram, Since
the days of Birch, Wambold and Backus—in
the Summer interums there have been on this
stage some wretched displays by “ snap” companies
with messes of incongruous dialogue, slang and
sawdust antics—-but nothing quite as idiotically
stupid and utterly worthless as this “ Kindergarten”
exhibition.
The managers are welcome to this notice.
The eighth annual gala excursion, tendered by
Mr. Frank B. Murtha, manager of the Windsor
Theatre, to the members of the theatrical profession
and to Dover Post, No. 112, Delaware, G. A. R., will
occur on Sunday, May 22d. The trip will bo made
on the iron steamer “ Sirius.” The music will be
furnished by the fiixty-ninih Regiment band.
Everything requisite in the way of refreshments
will be provided, and, as a matter of course, •• The
day will be jocund, and happiness and friendly wel
come will abound.”
Stab Theatrb.—Mr. Dion Boucioault,
or rather, Mr. Dionysius Lardner Bourcieault, and
the legal husband of the woman who, under her
stage-nomen of Agues Robertson, gave him in times
long past the only reputable social recognition he
ever had, has closed his engagement at this house;
an engagement which was a lamentable and a
deserved failure. To-morrow evening an “original
American comio opera” by Mr, Charles Puorner,
and entitled “The Pyramid,” will be given its
initial representation. Its performance will be
attended by new scenic settings, new and pictur
esque costumes, a large chorus and a specially
selected orchestra, under the leadership of the com
poser, The production will be under the general
supervision of Mr. Jesse Williams. There will un
doubtedly be a large audience present on this occa
sion, and one which, let us hope, will give the
opera a kindly and generous consideration.
Miner’s People’s Theatre. —For this
week, commencing to-morrow evening, Mr. James
O’Neil will be seen in his familiar role of Edmund
Dantes in Fechter’s revision of the drama of
“ Monte Cristo.” The cast will be represented by a
capable company, and the scenic settings and
mechanical effects will be as elaborate and perfect
as they were in the original representation of the
drama in this city many seasons ago.
The regular matinees will be given as usual on
Wednesday and Saturday?
Niblo s Garden.—On Monday even
ing last Mr. Lawrence Barrett brought forward on
this stage, for the first time in this city, a consider
ably changed version of Miss Mittord's play of
“Rienzi, the last of the Tribunes.” Nearly if not
quite half a century has passed since Miss Mitford’s
work in its stilted and sounding entirety was first
produced in this country. With all the changes
Mr. Barrett has made in its construction, the ar
rangement of the scenes, and in the matter of its
dialogue, he has failed to relieve it ot its inflated
and pompous tone, of its wearisome lack of hu-mau
ly interest and of its utter antagonism in its situa
tions to even the semblance of the realistic.
The play, as Mr. Barrett presents it, passes on to
its gloomy and unhistorio ending like a magnificent
pageant, brilliant in color, attractive to the sight
and—that is all.
When it is gone; when the curtain has fallen upon
the final tableau of death, there is nothing of ita
substance left for the memory to cherish—save that
it was a medley of spectacular effects—full of bom
bast and noise, of sound and limo lights, signifying
nothing.
That Is, nothing in which Mr. Barrett and his
company have opportunity to make any more im
pression upon the minds of their audience than
they would were they representing an ordinary
blood and thunder melo-drama.
Mr. Barrett is by no means seen at his best as
Rienzi. In the portrayal of this particular demo
cratic Roman he is constantly preaching; he cannot
be otherwise in uttering the sounding blank verso
and empty heroics of Mies Mitford.
Mr. Baraett is the central figure—and that is
about all there is of the play so far as its dramatis
personas are concerned. It is like a dime museum,
opened with but a single ourio as its mainstay and
only attraction.
It is a spectacular parade with one man In the
procession—and he is three hours passing the given
point.
“Rienzi ” has never had upon our stage a more
elaborate and careful production—but with all the
oaro and all the preparation iu every regard which
Mr. Barrett has given it—and to his credit, be it
said, he never considers expense as an obstacle in
filling the measure of his ambition to make what
he attempts great and memorable—he has not gives
vitality to this revival.
As a spectacle; as a passing of processions, of
scenic effect, of beauty in costume, and of pictur
esque and artistic tableaux—situations if you will
—this reproduction of ’• Rienzi ” is deserving of un
stinted commendation. As an acting play, as a work
which affords Mr. Barrett and bis company the me
dium by which they can arouse a genuine and
memorable interest in dramatic art—this “Rienzi”
is an unmitigated failure.
Mr. Barrett has done great and good work in his
profession; he has •• won golden opinions from all
sorts of people” for the manly integrity of purpose
he has displayed in his efforts to advance all the
better and nobler interests of his profession and of
the stage.
He has made few mistakes; he has, in despite of
obstacles which would have given permanent pause
to one of weaker resolution, achieved many bril
liant successes; he has attained a commanding and
honored position in the world of dramatic art—but
this revival of “Rienzi" is not worthy of him in aa
artistic sense. The character is not one fitted for
him. nor can he fit himself to it.
As it is presented, it will attract only as a specta
cle.
Precisely—only with less of living, human in
terest in it—as “Theodora” attracts.
Mr. Barrett is worthy of a better showing than
this, as the central and only figure in a theatre pa
geant of brilliant lights, of scenic splendor and of
extravagant phrases; a play musty and as dead in
interest as the bandages of an Egyptian mummy,
and having nothing in its verbal composition ot
more value than the fustian and bravado which
wins the favor of the gallery gods.
Fifth Avenue Theatre. — “ Lady
Clancarty will be continued during the present
week—and during the last four nights of Mrs.
Langtry’s engagement she will be seen as Pauline,
in “ The Lady of Lyons.”
“Lady Clancarty” would be greatly brightened,
and its peformance of infinitely more interest to
Mrs. Langtry’s audiences if the character of Donald
Clancarty had some other representative than Mr.
Coghlan. As the incarnate ideal of inertness, of
chronic awkwardness, and of vacuous desuetude,
Mr. Coghlan has no superior, and certainly no rival
on the English speaking stage. He is as expression
less as a cold flatiron; as monotonous, but infinitely
more tiresome than the ticking of an old-fashioned
olock, and as passionless as a sick eunuch. There
has, since this play was first produced in England,
been no such utterly inadequate and automatio
representative of Lord Clancarty seen upon the
stage.
Mr. Coghlan may be artistic—as some of his criti
cal admirers claim; if he is, his is the art of being a
consumate bore to any audience which expects the
virile force, the manly energy and intellectual
vitality in the representation of character.
An entire company of better and more capable
leading men can be engaged within twenty-four
hours, whose aggregate salaries will not be much
more than the sum which Mr. Coghlan receives
weekly—for his pretence of acting.
If ho is an “artist” in England, no one in all
the audiences who has witnessed bis performances
of Lord Clancarty and Clauds Melnotte will objecl
to his permanent engagement and life long resi
dence in Loudon,
Bijou Opera House.—The very amia
ble and unobtrusive gentleman—a prince of Carra
ra, whose coat of arms is a marble wish-bone—with
Irving rampant on a field of two-for-a-quarter—
which his other trade mark is Henri Adonis Dixey
—once again holds the fort on this stage.
And it will be “Adonis,” in all probability, until
the close of the season, or later.
It should be, just now, thoroughly understood
that Dixey is a manager—also a proprietor; also a
stockholder; also a shareholder in the profits of the
cafe next door; also the only original name-stamped
on-the-cork “Adonis.”
With the commencement of the next season tha
business management, as well as that of the stage,
will be materially changed. Mr. John F. Donnelly
retires from his position—and the rumor that old
lady Crabtree is to take his place is a baseless
fabric of repertorial suggestion.
Under the new regime of Messrs. Dixey, Miles and
Barton—always pleasantly seasoned with Rice—it
is probable tbs Bijou may begin a new ora of pros
perity, a change of base, which it needs, to make
up for the failure of Mr. Nat Goodwin to capture
] and simpleness of the public.
It * >iar<i and dosperate ba ttle, that of Good*
win to MfliMv.' tbo wonderful sucoeas of Dixey.
But he did net rep.'.' 09 him ’ Th » 0,(1
adage is that he who foll®W» , 89t3 ouly Ua laavio SS
of the loader.
And there the story ends. No#' inSt D>x? y comes
once more to the front—and as a “ Directof” a?
as an ever welcome mime— let us hope that hff
will find for his coming season a success as won.
derful and prolonged as that which attended
“ Adonis.”
Wallack’s Thbatbb.— The McCaull
Opera Company will again take possession of thia
theatre to-morrow evening, presenting the ever
popular opera, “The Black Hussar,” which had its
original production at this theatre, and has since
proven ene of the most successful works in the Mo
Oaull repertoire.
Among the oast are several well known names,
among them being Hubert Wilke, Do Wolf Hopper,
Edwin Hoff, J. Angelis, Carl Irving, Mathilde Cot trol
ly, Celle Ellis and Marioa Manola, together with what
Col. McCaull describes as his double chorus, be hav
ing combined the ohorlsters from two of his travel
ing companies of last season.
New costumes have been provided; the scenery
has been freshly painted by Goatcker, and as muoh
care has been given to the production as though the
opera was up for an extended run, instead of the
two weeks for which it is announced, it being the in
tention to present in rapid succession several of the
popular works of the McCaull repertoire, the career
of each being limited to a fortnight.
Windsob Thbatbh.—Mme. Janauschek
was the attraction at this house last week, appearing
as Meg Merrilies to a series of largo audiences.
To-morrow night, Miss Clara Morris, the favorite
emotional actress, begins her final engagement in
this city, appearing in a round of her best and most
familiar parts, supported by Henry Miller and a
good company of actors and aetresses.
The programme for the week will bo as follows :
Monday and Tuesday evenings, “ Miss Multon:’*
Wednesday matinee and night, “ The New Magda
len;” Thursday and Friday, “Article 47;" and Sat
urday matinee, “ Camille.”
As this will be the last opportunity to see Miss
Morris in several months, a succession of crowded
bouses may be expected. Manager Murtha will
adorn the plays with handsome scenery and acces
sories.
Fourteenth Street Theatre.—The
engagement of Denman Thompson at this house is
drawing rapidly to a close, and only four more
weeks of the “Old Homestead" remain before this
comedian will depart ior his much needed recrea
tion in the hills of New Hampshire. Mr. Thomp
son’s present has been one of the phenomenal en
gagements of the season in this city.
Many persons have been to see this performance
over and over again, and the public are not yet tired
of it. Manager Rosen quest has been obliged to sus
pend the free list entirely, because of the demand
. (os seats for cold, unrelenting gmU.,

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