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EuctfßE.—The following are the ruled
snd tho way of playing progressiva uchre : The
requisites of ine game are—An equal number of
ladies and gentlemen; one-fourth as many tables
•s players; one good euchre deck for each table;
One call bell or whistle for table No. 1; one large
card for each table for scoring points made; one
card ior each player on which to tally games lost
and won; gold, green, red and blue stars, prize
for each lady and gentleman winning most
games; prize for each lady and gentleman los
ing most games. The mode of playing is as fol
lows : 1. The tally cards are put in separate bas
kets, ladies drawing from one and gentlemen from
the other. The cards are in pairs and numbered,
ns are the tables. Partners, and the tables at which
they first sit, are thus decided by chance. 2. The
signal is then given to play. 3. The ordinary rules
of euchre govern the game, with exceptions noted
hereafter. 4. At the commencement of the game,
laides cut for deal; lowest deals; ace high in cut
ting. 5. The cards are now played until notice is
.given, by signal, that a game of five (5) points
has been finished at table No. L 6. At
that signal the losers at table No. 1
rise and move to the lowest table (where
partners are exchanged) and play against each
other thero, while the winners at all tabies but No.
1 go forward one table and play together against
the partners remaining at that table. 7tb. While
these changes of position are being made, the party
•who assumes the duty of Tally Clerk, affixes to the
•cards of players who have a score of five or more
points to less of their opponents, a Gold Star, and
to those of losing players, a Green Star. Bth. Tables
at which neither side gains five points before •• the
signal,'* score neither losses nor gains, but the
partners having the most points move forward.
Pth. In the event of a tie score at any table, the
ladies cut The side cutting highest moves forward.
10th. Proceed as above until the close of the game,
when the Gold and Green Stars on the Tally Cards
are counted. The lady and gentleman having the
most Gold Stars each receive a Star of Blue and a
Suitable prize. The lady and gentleman having the
next largest number ot Gold Stars each receive a
Bed Star, and the lady and gentleman having the
most Green Stars, emblems of verdancy, should
receive appropriate souvenirs ot their defeat. 11th.
When two persons have equal claim for any prize—
cut for it. High wins.
i J. B.— To make home-made caustic
woda, or lye, dissolve six pounds common washing
coda in four gallons warm water; slack six pounds
clean fresh quicklime in a tub, using on y as much
water as is needed to crumble it perfectly; add the
slacked lime to the solution of soda; stir the two
together adding four gallons boiling water; stir
thoroughly and let it settle; then pour off the clear
lye for use. To make domestic soap, put the caus
tic soda lye, prepared in the manner and quantity
given above, into a clean iron kettle and add, dur
ing continual stirring, twelve pounds clarifiel
grease, dusting in a little at a time; four ounces
finely powdered borax; let it boil gently for ten or
fifteen minutes, until it thickens and becomes
ropy; then have in readiness a tight box, lined
with a piece of muslin large enough to hang well
Over the sides, to allow of the eon tents being after
ward conveniently lifted out; pour the mixture
<rom the kettle into the box, and let it stand for a
'dew days to harden; when sufficiently firm, turn it
out onto a table and cut it into bars with a thin
wire. Soap thus made and left to harden in a dry
jroom will be fit for use in a month.
J. S. M.— Pimples and black heads
tn the face are occasioned by the torpid state of
he skin; or, in other words, by the inability of the
ekin to perform its proper functions. The cause of
these spots, therefore, is neither more nor less than
an obstruction of the pores of the skin; the per
spiration being allowed to accumulate, the mouths
of the pores getting clogged, irritation ensues, and
a pimple or black head results. The only way to
be rid of them Is to allow the skin to do its own (
work by preserving it in a healthy condition, and by
keeping the whole system in order. The following
oin'tment is recommended : Take an ounce of bai
ley meal (the finer the better), one ounce of pow
dered bitter almonds, and a sufficient quantity of
honey to make them into a smooth paste, and
apply this frequently. You had better, also, con
su'it a good physician, as to medicine to clear the
blood. This, with keeping the face clean and fric
41on with a moderately coarse towel, will do away I
these troublesome black heads.
' Coin Mutilation.—“A certain person
tn this city has a number of silver dollars cemented
in the floor of his place of business, Would ho be
violating the law and thereby be liable to arrest, if .
♦he coins were fastened w»Jh pails flown through J
them ?’ r He would not. Seelidii of the K - e
Vised Statutes of the United States, is as follows:
•* Every person who fraudulently, by any art, way *
or means, defaces, mutilates, impairs, diminishes, (
falsifies, scales, or lightens the gold and silver coins
which have been or which may hereafter be, coined '
at the mints of the United States, or any foreign I
gold or silver coins which are by law made current f
or in actual use and circulation as money within
the United States, shall be imprisoned not more 1
than two years and fined not more than two thou- i
sand dollars.** According to this statute the of- r
fense consists only in the fraud in offering to pass
Jthe coin for its full value after so mutilating. t
1 Brooklynite.—Section 3 of the law ]
•relating to pawnbrokers is as follows: “No pawn- i
broker shall ask, demand or receive any greater rate 5
of interest than three per cent, per month or any
fraction of a month, for the first six months, and c
two per cent, per month for each succeeding month, c
upon any loan not exceeding the sum of SIOO, or
than two per cent, per month for the first six a
months and one per cent, per month for each sue- C
ceeding month, on any loan exceeding the sum of
sloo.’* He has no right to add the extra money on 1
the loan he makes you, as it is a direct violation of t
the law. The law further says your remedy is to
Apply to the Mayor.
1 Signal Service.—The quantity of J
rain falling in a particular place is considerably in
fluenced by the physical features of the country. r
On account of this fact, together with the action of 1
prevailing winds and seasonal peculiarities, the q
earth is divided into regions. Thus, between the J
tropics of Cancer and Capricorn, there exists a zone t
of periodic rains, and upon either side are zones of :
greater precipitations of rain. Within the tropics, 1
also, there is the striking peculiarity of dry and £
rainy seasons, owing to the position of the sun and n
♦he direction of the prevailing winds.
F 8
( H. L.— Marrying an inebriate to re- t
form him is in general about as reasonable as put
ting out a fire with paraffin. Yet there are exceptional 1
cases where sueh love and trust has so stirred all f
that was best and noblest in a man that he has had
strength to break away from the degrading habit. 1
If you love your lover well enough to take him rea’ly 1
for'better, for worse, without a murmur, if the
worse predominates, then you had better marry *
fclm; but remember always it takes a lot of love for 1
f uoh a very hazardous venture. €
1 A Wife.—“ Ought not a man to tell <
bls wife all about his business, and is a woman to t
blame for not believing him when almost every day
ahe catches him in a wrong story?** As to the first, (
perfect confidence should always exist between I
married people; but, unluckily, there are many 4
women who would be the unsafeet possible guar
diaus of business affairs, and in such cases the man (
is compelled to keep hie mouth shut. On general .
Srinciples, a wife should believe in her husband in 1
ie face of everything; but It must be rather hard
Work in the case you relate. I
E. R. B.— “ Does the Speaker of the i
House of Representatives have a vote as a member j
of Congress and a vote as Speaker when the bouse
is evenly divided; or, in other words, does he have 1
two votes, one as a member and one as Speaker ? * (
JThe Speaker of the House of Representatives votes
On all questions, but he has only one vote as a *
inember. The Vice President of the United States ]
has a vote only on a tie. The acting Vice President, .
like the Speaker ot the House, votes on all ques
lions, as he is one of two to represent a State. 1
E. D. M.—“ Abets B that Philadel- 1
phia is the second largest city in the United States, (
B claiming Brooklyn to be. Who is right?** In <
population Philadelphia is the second city in the
United States, its population being 850,000, while ‘
Brooklyn has a population of 771,000. The area of I
Philadelphia is 129,04 square miles, that of Brooklyn
being, with the annexed territory of New Lots,
ftbout 29 square miles. i
E. J. — Edwin Booth, during his 1
youth, accompanied his father, the celebrated tra- 1
gedian, Junius Brutus Booth, upon his travels •
through the United States, when fulfilling profes
sional engagements. While his father was perform
ing as a star at the Boston (Mass.) Museum, Edwin <
Eorrost Booth made his first appearanco on any ,
Stage, acting Tressel, in "Richard lll.**
Pat Rooney.—“ Can any person not
Of age, or not a citizen, serve on a coroner’s jury in
any case ?” A person not of age cannot serve on a
coroner's jury, but a person who is not a citizen
may. He may, however, if he objects to serving,
compel his release from the duty. He is allowed to
serve on a coroner's jury as the coroner's is not a
sourt of last resort.
W. H. A.—We would think that the
fact of having a person sleeping in the hay loft of a
■table or barn would interfere with the insurance.
It would be better for you to see the agent who in
sured you, as he would be better able to advise you
on the terms of your policy, as they differ in the
different parts of the country and also in different
companies.
W. J. L.—We know nothing whatever
About the article you mention. It is inserted in the
newspapers by the usual advertising channels and
the papers cannot recommend any article without
testing it and cannot be responsible for everything
Which is advertised in their columns.
J. R. — If you will look through the
files of the daily papers you will find all the in
formation you desire and save a-great deal of trou
ble. The question you send is of no interest to any
one but yourself, and would not repay our readers
or us for the time it would take to find an answer.
Old Subscriber. — Ist. Apply to the
American News Company, where you will obtain all
information about the writer you speak of, and
also whether the work you mention is published or
not. 2d. The actor you speak of is a married man.
L. W. O.—The peach grows upon a
B tree and not on vines. You probably obtained
your idea of their growing upon vines in England,
from the fact that in Europe they train the tree
upon walls and trellises.
D. W.—The steamship “Great East
cm ” first sailed from England to New York on the
17th of June, 1860, and arrived in this port on June
28th. She remained here a short time and returned
to England.
Wallace. —Major-Gen. Jos. Hooker
was relieved ot the command of the Army of the
Potomac on the eve of the ba-ttle of Gettysburg,
hlajor-Gen. George G. Meade succeeding him.
Whitney.—The last fight between
John L. Sullivan and Paddy Ryan, took place in
Francisco, November 13, 1886. Ryan was
knocked out in three rounds.
J. C.—Lotta never played at Booth’s
Theatre, Twenty-third street and Sixth avenue, with
Jj’iorence in the “ Ticket-of-Leave Man."
Kansas.—James Fisk, Jr., was shot
4>n January 6, 1872, and died the following day.
C. D.— The Orange Biot in this city
£)ccurred on July 12, 187 L
E. W.—See answer to “Coin Mutila
slon" in this number.
15am.— The building was burned.
CONTENTS OF INSIDE PAGES.
SECOND PAGE:
, CONTINUATION OF ”A WOMAN’S HATE.”
3 BRAVE GihLsC
Q { THE MODERN MR. FAN(S.
B FISHING FOR AN ALLIGATOR.
; DOWN IN THE VALLEY.
9 GUERRILLA QUANTRELL.
• THIRD PAGE!
• MASONIC MATTERS: Immortality; What|Make« a Ma
t son? Fourth Masonic District Association; The Su
preme Council; Americus Lodge; City Lodge; Cope
stone Lodge; Evaneellst Lodge; Empire City Lodge;
Hiram Lodge; Kane Lodge; Euclid Lodge; St. Cecile
Lodge; The Reading Room and Library; Royal Order
of Scotland; Royal Arch Items; Personal Books; Dum
Vivimus Vivamus.
SIXTH PAGE I
THE MYSTIC MUSIC.
AN AUGUST AFTERNOON.
HUMOR OF THE HOUR.
MR. MATHIAS.
UNCLE JAKE.
A SPIDER KILLS A SNAKE.
A DOCTOR’S INVENTION.
NARROW MINDS.
INTERESTING MISCELLANEOUS MATTERS,
SEVENTH PAGE:
SALTING THE CATTLE.
THREE MISSING GIRLS.
A POSTHUMOUS BEARD.
EBEN JANEWAY’S OFFER.
IS IT NOT FOLLY ?
TURKISH JUSTICE.
OUR WEEKLY GOSSIP.
SINGING SANDS.
BOUNCING AN OBJECTOR. ’
NEW YORK, SEPTEMBER 25, 1887.
to advertisers.
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THE NEW YORK DISPATCH.
Owing to our large edition we .are compelled to go u
press at an early hour, hence ADVERTISEMENTS CAN
NOT BE RECEIVED AFTER'NINE O’CLOCK SATUR
DAY EVENING.
To Masonic Advertisers.
Those desiring to advertise in our Masonic columns
must have their advertisements n our office BEFORE
TWO O’CLOCK on FRIDAY AFTERNOON. No ad
vertisement can be inserted on the Masonic Page alter
tbathonr.
The NEW YORK DISPATCH
has a larger circulation than any
other Sunday Newspaner pub
lished in the Onited States.
REPUBLICAN STATE TICKET.
For Secretary of State:
FREDERICK DENT GRANT, of New York.
For Controller:
JESSE C. LAMOREAUK, of Saratoga County.
For State Treasurer:
JAMES H. CARMICHAEL, of Erie County,
For Attorney-General:
JAMES A. DENNISON, of Fulton County.
For State Engineer and Surveyor:
OLIVER H. P. CORNELL, of Tompkins County.
REPEAL THE INTERNAL REVENUE.
Any good reasons for continuing the Internal
Revenue tax on spirits and tobacco have long
since disappeared. This tax was a War measure
and the necessity for it ended as soon as the
expenses ot the War were provided for. All
government bonds which have matured have
been paid, and there is no longer any excuse
for continuing the tax. The government has
more money than it needs or knows what to do
with. This surplus money, lying idle in the
Treasury vaults, is taken from the pockets of
the people. The continuance of the Internal
Revenue tax is simply robbing our citizens. It
is demoralizing the business interests ot the ,
whole country. It is an outrageous injustice to 1
every workingman, as well as to evsry mer
chant, manufacturer and agriculturalist. These
are plain truths which cannot be ignored nor 1
contradicted. The stringency of money in com
mercial and speculative circles merely recalls
them to the popular mind.
In any other country the unnecessary collect- ,
ing and hoarding of such vast sums, extorted 1
trom the business of the people, would produce * 1
revolution. In this country, whose citizens are
law-abiding, the spectacle of a Secretary of the
Treasury paying off the public debt as a bonus '
to holders of bonds not yet due, and then send
ing out an army of assessors and collectors to
gather it back again, is monstrously absurd.
The government has more money than it needs,
and yet it extorts over $70,000,000 a year irom '
the people as a tax on spirits. The government
has more money than it needs, and yet It extorts
irom the people over $23,000,000 a year as a tax
upon tobacco. The government has more money
money than it needs, and yet it extorts trom the
people over $117,000,000 a year through the
Internal Revenue machinery. These sums are
enormous; but we have understated rather than
exaggerated, them. The official reports show -
that, during 1880, the National Revenue re
oripts irom spirits were $69,092,266; from to
bacco, $27,907,362; from fermented liquors,
$19,676,731; from all sources, $116,902,869. Of
course, the collections increase annually, with
the growth ol the country.
Some of our politicians have an insane ambi- 1
tion to imitate the English customs and reve
nue laws, and the English system is to tax
spirits and tobacco to the highest point. These
ignorant imitatore do not comprehend that the
circumstances ot the two countries are alto
gether different. In England the lauded pro
prietor, the territorial aristocracy, want the
poor and the middle classes to pay all the
taxes. The burden of taxation is put upon the
poor so as to relieve the land holders. In this
country the object of the government ie, or
ought to be, altogether opposite. The true
American system is to benefit the masses, not
tbe classes. Here, also, the tax upon spirits
and tobacco is a tax upon the producer, as well
as upon the consumer. Tobacco raising is as
much a great agricultural interest in this coun
try as the raising ot wheat or rye. In England
a tax upon tobacco is a tax upou a foreign im
port. Here it is a tax upon a domestic pro
duction. There are counties in the Southern
States in which tobacce is the principal crop,
and the population depend upon it for support.
The same Internal Revenue system that obliges
the poor man to pay a high price for a bad kind
of tobacco, also cripples and kills off the agri
culturist who grows tobacco. It hurts both
ways; it does harm everywhere, and it is
entirely unnecessary.
Equally untenable is the argument that the
Internal Revenue is a temperance system.
There was just as much whisky drunk, in pro
portion to the population, before the tax was
imposed, as there is now. The truth is, that only
one-fifth—less than one-fifth—of the spirits
manufactured here is used for drinking pur
poses. The bulk ot it is employed in medicinal
forms and in mechanical operations or is ex
ported and pays heavy duties in other coun
tries. The tobacco tax does not induce the peo
ple to smoke less; but it obliges them to accept
an inferior quality and pay a higher price for it.
Thus doubly robbed, they are right in demand
ing the immediate repeal of the Internal Reve
nue abomination. For Republicans to oppose
the repeal, in order to make the democratic ad
ministration more odious, is carrying partisan
ship too far. Real Republicanism aims to ben
efit the people, and, since it is clear that the re
peal of the Internal Revenue will give instant
relief to all business interests and to the massee,
we say that the Republican party should take
the initiative and compel the Democrats to
grant this measure of justice, of expediency
and of right. Tbe Democrate have a temporary
majority in Congress; but the Republicans have
a majority in the country, and the country rules
Congress.
THE BANKS AND WALL STREET.
The wail from Wall street about tight money
would meet with no popular response, except
ridicule, if it were not for the tremendous power
for mischiet which the banks bestow upon Wall
street operators. What would it matter if
money were scarce or plentiful among a lot of
gamblers? Why should the government do
anything to help those who have lost, or won, at
a meaner game than faro or dice ? The reason
:s that the banks back the gamblers of the Stock
and other exchanges. No business man, no
• matter how conservative in h':s views and his
methods, no matter how sincerely he detests
gambling in any form, can defend himsell
NEW YORK DISPATCH, SEPTEMBER 25, 1887.
( against the evils of the gambling hells on Wall
street, as long as the banks sustain such re
sorts. If the banks capitalized and sup
ported the faro-dealers in the same mannek,
we should have an extra seseion of Congress
called, or tbe Secretary ol the Treasury paying
off bonds not yet due, in order to meet the exi
gencies of a run on tbe ace or of a persistent
coppering of the knave.
It is a lamentable fafft that the banks of New
Fork are mere tenders to the Stock Exchange.
Merchants, manufacturers and general traders
i have little standing with the bank officials.
The brokers and their employers, the profes
sional speculators, are favored to the detri
ment of genuine business men. Commercial
paper, drawn for legitimate purposes and of
undoubted value, has no ohance of considera
tion compared to a bundle of wild-cat securities
that have fo be kept in a tank lost the water
should all run out of them overnight. The
banks are loaded down with this stuff, and,
when they have loaned upon it all their own
money and that of their depositors, a pinch
comes, and then there is a panic. The bankers
dare not put the stocks on the market, to raise
money, for the stuff would not bring twenty
cents on the dollar. Instead, they telegraph
to Washington for help, and the beffigged
President directs the Secretary of the Treasury
to shovel out money for bonde that will not fall
due in twenty years, and for which he will have
to pay a bonus.
There is scarcely a bank in New York that has
not some representative in the Stock Exchange.
The son or brother of the bank president, tbe
nephew or father-in-law of the cashier, the
partner or uncle of some prominent director,
represents the bank on the Street. Occasionally
the son, or brother, or what not, skips to Canada
with the funde, but the matter is hushed up and
the bank goes on granting favors to gamblers,
I at the expense ol the public, and to the danger
ous demoralization of legitimate business.
Since, unfortunately, the Stock Exchange can
not be legally’levelled to the ground and the
gamblers who are mockingly styled governors,
buried in its ruins, the public must be partially
protected by less satisfactory measures. We
must have business banks that will refuse to
sustain gamblers; that will not loan the.peo
ple s money upou worthless securities; that will
conduct legitimate operations with legitimate
traders. We must have bank officers who have
no relations with, or upon, the Stock Exchange,
and who will not humbug the government into
paying $125 for a SIOO bond to pull them out of
the hole into which gambling has sunk them.
These reforms may be delayed, but they must
come eventually or New York will be bank
rupted by its Stock Exchange banks.
JUDGE BEDFORD’S NOMINATION.
We are glad to see that the excursion of the '
Dispatch into the field of Democratic politics
has been received in the proper spirit and our
advice that ex-Judge Bedford should be nom
inated by the United Democracy for tbe new 1
Judge of General Sessions heartily commended
and endorsed by our contemporaries. Our ob- ■
ject is that, in city politics, tbe best men should 1
be nominated by both parties, so that, which- 1
ever party wins, the public interests will be ■
conserved and our citizens secure excellent '
officials. The suggestion of the Dispatch has 1
been republished with cordial approval by the >
News, the Graphic and. the Telegram, and by 1
the Morning Journal, all ot which are more or 1
lees Democratic in their sympathies. The Star, '
the ‘iun and the Mercury, which represent dif- 1
ferent factions of the Democracy, endorse our 1
advice unreservedly. The World clears the 1
way for ex-Judge Bed ord’s nomination by the :
following pregnant sentence, adapted from our 1
columns: <
“It is not desirable that the policy or person- 1
nel of the District Attorney’s office should be
changed until all the bribery cases are disposed
of.”
The Mercury, after carefully reviewing the 1
political field and advocating tbe re-nominations 1
of Controller Loew and Judges Donahue and
Lawrence, says: 1
“ Gunning 8. Bedford will no doubt be nomi- ‘
nated for the new judgeship of the General Bes- 1
sions, aud will «dd strength to the canvass. He i
comes from one of the oldest and most respect- j
ed families, and whenever be has been a candi
date, he has always led his ticket by many
thousands.” ■ i
This practical view of the matter will com- ’
mend itself to local politicians. It is a signifi- I
cant tact that, when John Kelly gave orders to I
cut and trade every other candidate to ensure 1
the election of Augustus Schell for Mayor, in '
spite ot tbe slaughtering and dickering, Judge 1
Bed ord led the ticket and polled 1,900 more >
votes than Schell, for whoee benefit the scheme I
was devised. This shows immense and exoep- 1
tional strength, not only in tbe party, but out- 1
side of it. The Star follows with another view '
of the nomination: <
“From the talk around the City Hall and in I
the corridors of the uptown hotels, it is plain to ,
see that ex-Judge Gunning 8. Bedford is devel
oping great strength as a candidate for the now 1
judgeship of the General Sessions. Judge Bed
ford has hosts of influential friends, who claim
that the Judge is entitled to tbe position, as he
once held it with honor and dignity.” 1
A slip of tbe pen puts the Star upon unten- 1
able ground. No man in this country is “ en- 1
titled ”to any •• position ;” but it is fair to say ’
that ex-Judge Bedford is entitled to the Demo- (
cratic nomination. Whether he will bo elected '
or not, only the voters can determiue ; but the 1
duty of the Democratic leaders is to give the
people a chance to vote for.so excellent a oandi- '
date. The Sun puts this point clearly : 1
“ Assistant District Attorney Bedford is a 1
candidate for the united Democratic nomina- f
tion, for additional Criminal Court Judge. Judge j
Bedlord served on the General Sessions bench
before, in sueh a creditable manner that, when ‘
he was a candidate for reelection, he ran 5,000 i
votes ahead of his ticket. He is an old New <
Yorker. He has a stainless record as a lawyer :
and Judge. During his Assistant District At
torneyship be has had charge of a great part of '
the general criminal business of the office. I
Judge Bediord is a County Democrat, but he (
has many friends in Tammany Hall.”
Few, if any, candidates for office, have ever re- (
ceived such a unanimous endorsement from
the press of Now York, and, it tho Democratic
politicians care anything for the newspapers,this
fact ought to settle the nomination. It will be ,
a salutary lesson to all political aspirants to see
Judge Bedford nominated upon his record, re
membered and rewarded for public services,
bravely and intelligently performed. Tbe
Union, one of the organs of the Labor party,
hints at the course which the workingmen will
take, by endorsing Judge Bedlord in advance as
soon as the Dispatch brought his name for
ward. The Republicans will have to nominate
a very able and popular man to have any
chance against such a Democratic candidate as
Judge Bedford. This can be done, and will be
done; but, in that case, everybody will sincere
ly wish that the better nominee may win and be
perfectly satisfied whatever is the result of the
election. This is the sentiment which ought to
rule in local politics, and, to help bring it
about, we are always ready to give our friendly
enemies, the Democrats, the benefit of our ex
perience and suggestions. If they are wise they
will profit by our advice.
THE GREAT YACHT RACE.
Tbematch between tbe “Volunteer” and the
“Thistle” is deprived of much of its interest
because the Americamyacht belongs to Boston
and the foreign yacht to Scotland. If the “ Vol
unteer ” hailed from New York and the “ This
tle ” from Cowes, there would be a hundred
timee more popular excitement about the race.
The “ America’s ” cup has been put into the
custody of the New York Yacht Club; but that
club cannot raise pluck and money enough to
build a boat to defend it. The English are tired
of being beaten in American waters. The canny
Scotch saw their opportunity and sent over a
designer to take the best points of the American
models and construct a craft that would capture
the cup and the Yankee dollars, even though it
differed entirely Irom the English idea ot cutter
yachts. The race, therefore, will decide noth
ing, except the question whether the Yankee or
; the Scotch builder has been the more canny,
! and nobody is going to get a sore throat by hur
i rahing himself hoarse over the result. If the
: Yankees win, it will be the old, old story; and,
■ if the Soothmen win, they deserve it for coming
> so tar and adopting our Yankee notions.
; The newspaper public have been pretty well
! bewildered by tho published sketches of the
; two yachts. The World sent a reporter to dive
> into the mud off Staten Island and gave an out
i : line of the “ Thistle ” that looked like a camel
! ; standing on its head. The Ha-aid, a little late,
t as usual, smuggled a reporter into the dook-
1 yard where the “ Thistle ” -was launched, and
gave an outline something like tho same camel
with its hump cut down. Neither sketch was
, anything like the real yacht; but both papers
f claim that they had the only original outline,
; and tho public are so tickled by the controversy
■ that they have not yet taken a serious view of
< the race. The reports that hundreds of thou
sands of dollars have been wagered, is all bun
combe. Sporting men see that there is so little
difference between the two boats, both being
variations of tbe American model, that they will
not give odds, and even betting on a yacht race,
where so much depends upon wind and weath
er, has no attractions as a speculation. We
think that the “ Volunteer ” looks to be the
better yacht, and we hope that she will win. If
not, here’s to tbe health of the clever Scotch
men, who adopt American ideae I
Revolution in Ibeland.—lf there is
notan armed rebellion of the people ot Ire
land against the British government it will not
be the fault of tho Tories who are now in power.
They are repeating the tactics by which their
forefathers drove the American colonists into
revolution. They are shooting down innocent
men in Ireland as their ancestors did at Lex
ington. They are imprisoning popular orators
for reminding the people of their legal rights,
just as the Tories did here, a hundred years
ago. The same causes would produce the
same results, if Ireland wore a country like this,
that could be defended against British invasion.
But the logical outcome of the situation will be
still more Unfortunate for the Tories. The
American revolution deprived England of its
richest colonies. The Irish revolution, pre
vented from resorting to arms, will gather
force by repression, until it will shake down the
English throne and destroy the English aris
tocracy. The masses of England are already
arrayed against the classes. They begin to feel
that every outrage upon Ireland is a blow at
the liberties ot the English people. They have
in Gladstone an orator more eloquent than
Chatham, and, when a new Cromwell is needed
to lead them, he will appear. The Irish revolu
tion will break forth first in England. Mark
tbe prediction, and thank Providence for the
prospect of a British republic.
~ •• • • • j
A Tailob’s Bill.—Tom Davis was a i
bad man, and nobody regretted him when he
was shot dead by a Texan cowboy whom he
was trying to cheat. But this doos not justify (
a tailor in locking up the wife of Tom Davis,
because she cannot pay Tom Davie’s bills. We
should think that a tailor in the Btewart build- 1
ing would not care to have the fact published,
that he was patronized by the dead swindler; <
but there is no accounting ior tastes. Mrs.
Davis leaving her two little children at home, ,
came into court forty minutes late, and was (
promptly arrested and sent to Ludlow Street
Jail. What became of her children nobody
seemed to care. The tailor said that he wanted
his money and was bound to get it, somehow. (
Now, among the items of bis bill is a charge for
a suit ordered by Tom Davis, but never de
livered. If a shrewd lawyer took hold of this *
item he might make things very warm for the
tailor, who has prosecuted Mrs. Davis upon a
claim ot which this charge is a part. The suit
was never delivered to Tom Davie. He might !
not have approved of it and accepted it. Per
haps it might not have fitted him. To charge f
his widow for it is beyond reason, if it be not be- f
yond the law, and wo pity the tailor if any at- 1
torney is moved by tho cries of Tom Davis’s 1
children to take up the ease and see fair play lor
the widow and orphans. ]
t
Prohibition Fantasies.—The Phila
delphia Record says that a Pennsylvania judge t
has decided that a man who buys beer in a
licensed saloon cannot carry it away with him, i
unless be drinks it first. This is putting a judi
cial premium upon getting full. Could any
thing be more ridiculously ianatical? The (
Supreme Court of lowa surpasses even the
Pennsylvania Solomon by deciding that to distill
liquor for exportation beyond the State limits
is a violation ot that comity, which should pre- 1
vent the citizens of one State from pandering to t
the vicious appetites of the citizens of another
State. This decision will oblige the people of
lowa to drink up all the liquor manufactured t
within their State lines. Could Prohibition t
fanaticism go lurther? We are sorry to see
sensible people, who are sincere advocates of (
temperance, putting themselves under the t
leadership of cranks, who had rather have overy
house turned into a rumshop, and every man,
woman and child intoxicated, than accept a
f
compromise which Will regulate the liquor
traffic within reasonable limits and give every
citizen the freedom from sumptuary laws guar- 1
anteod bv tbe Constitution. <
— f
An Intolerable Nuisance. —Our es- 1
teemed contemporary, the New York Sun, is 1
one ot the fiercest papers with which we are ac- 1
quainted m forcing matters of real reform for
this city. It sturdily denounces the obstruc- j
tions ot tbe sidewalks, the tearing up of the j
streets, and tbe universal disregard of the j
rights of citizens. In these denunciations the
Sun ie ent rely right, and no too strong lan- •
guage can be used to show how improperly the ,
citizens of New York are deprived of their right
to the streets which they own. But the Sun is
guilty ot the greatest nuisance of any firm in ’
New York. Its" erudite editor does not, of 1
course, know that over the Sun building there 1
is a horizontal pipe into which the steam
enters, and that it concentrates the steam 1
into water, which falls upon the passers
by in Frankfort street. It there is a more in- i
tolerable nuisance in thia city than that which i
tbe Sun owns we are not aware of the fact. Now
that tho erudite editor of the Sun has returned
from hie pleasure trip to Europe, we are con- <
viuced that the nuieanee Wilf be at once eup- i
pressed. As •we said two or three weeks ago, ]
“ the Sun is a real not a sham newspaper re
former.” 1
Fooling Witnesses. —On Thursday 1
there were sixty-six oases on the calendar of the 1
£
Special Sessions for trial. Ol these, thirty-two
at the opening ot the court, were adjourned to
some other day, on motion of counsel for com- 1
plainant or defendant; nearly all by defendant’s f
counsel. Here were sixty-tour interested per- 1
sons, with as many more disinterested, but uu- ’
fortunate witnesses, all brought down to court
to lose a day. The usual excuse was that it was i
the first day on the calendar. That usually
means that counsel lor defendant hadn’t got his >
lee. It is a pity that there is not a law to force 1
the payment ot a witness, his or her day’s
wage, when a case has been put on the calendar
and adjourned, the cost coming out of the party
that gets the adjournment. In that event, law
yers would not be so apt to ask adjournments
when they entailed this expense on. their
clients, who would demur very loudly to the
costs.
Lit Them Hang.—A groat amount of
deplorable trash is being used to create sym
pathy in favor of the Chicago Anarchists. With
this effort we have no feeling in common. No
Anarchist is as decent a man as a brigand.
The latter murders to live on the spoils which
he may capture. The Anarchist destroys
merely lor the pleasure of destruction. No
mercy should be shown to the seven con
demned men of Chicago. Like the old-time
pirates, “ their bands are against all men,” con
sequently all men’s hands should be against
them. Let them hang.
The Only Lh’e.—All experience proves
that the only life worth living is one of work.
No matter how much money a man may have,
if he does nothing he is but a loafer. The man
who works, be he a millionaire or a hod-carrier,
dignifies labor, and the man who works himself,
if he be rich, has a kindly feeling toward his
fellow laborers. The worst taskmasters in the
world are those who never earned a penny by
their labor—whether by brain or body.
No Need fob this Statement.—Our
idiotic contemporary, the New York Herald,
says it has no such a thing as a “ managing ed
itor.” The Herald need not have made the
statement. All ot its readers know that it is
edited by the office-boy, and ho is not a very
smart office-boy, either.
1 It is the Wall Street Gamblers, —
1 The Evening Post’s Washington corresponden t
l said on Saturday: •• Ex-Gov. MoCreery, of Ken
f tucky, who is visiting •'Washington, says tho
muoh-talked-of money stringency has not struck
his part of tho country yet. ‘ln Kentucky,’ he
I says, ‘everything is booming. Business was
never better and is growing in size and liveli
ness every day.’ ” Tbe only people who are
howling are the gamblers of Wall street, into
whose care the President and Secretary of the
Treasury seem to have delivered themselves.
A Question fob Scientists.—Here is
a question which scientists may be able to an
swer: •• Why is it that negroes, probably the
most unintelligent of our population, seldom
commit suicide; and why is it that Germans,
among tho most intelligent of our people, com
mit the greatest number of suicides to the ratio
of their population ?” Is it that ignorance makes
men happy, and that knowledge makes them
discontented ? Will not the scientists study out
this question.’
By Our Own and Other Alleged Humorists.
WITH MALICE AFORETHOUGHT.
Excited man, entering the Coroner’s office—
“ Is Coroner B6vy in ?”
“ That is my name,” said the suave Coroner.
“ I think I’ve committed a murder,” said the
excited man.
“Don’t say that, for heaven’s sake.” said the
Coroner. “ What did you do ?”
“ I read a funny article from Puck to him. He
is now in convulsions.”
Coroner Levy quietly turned to an attendant
of the office, and remarked, with reserved dra
matic force:
“Remove this man to the worst donjon in the
Tombs.”
SMALL CHANGE.
Says an exchange, in directions for
cooking: “Lemon peel helps the flavor of a
veal stew.” And it, also, helps many oi our
citizens to take a sidewalk seat gracefully. In
this regard it is only surpassed by the banana
peel.
“ What is more lovely than a peace
ful grandmother?” asks an exchange. Her
granddaughter. It thia ie not the right an
swer, we give it up.
Mb. Pullman’s brandy costs SSO a
quart. We wish he would drink poorer liquor
and put better soap in his sleeping-cars.
An old maid was asked if she was not
sorry she never married. “ Oh, no,” said she;
“ I have a parrot that can chew tobacco and 1
swear, and I don’t miss a man at all.”
The late Dr. Bethune once asked a
morose and miserly man how he was getting
along. The man replied : ,
“ What business is that of yours ?”
Said the doctor: 1
“ Oh, sir, lam one of those who take an inter- 1
est in even the meanest of God’s creatures.”
Mrs. Oentmille—My Dear Mr. Spil
kins, what is your opinion of Dr. Kilmeny 1
Spilkins—A very elegant and charming man. i
Mrs, Centmille—Ob, I mean professionally ? 1
Spilkins—l'd never call him in unless I had a
heavy policy on the life ol hie patient I i
And this was the cause of the famous libel '
suit of Kilmeny vs. Spilkins, in which the jury 1
split, six talesmen voting for six cents damages, 1
three for SIO,OOO, and three for judgment for
the defense. 1
Guest in Cheap Restaurant—Waiter, ;
I’ve seen you spill soup purposely three times
to-day. What Aid you do it for ? f
Waiter—Don’t give it away, sir, but I did It ,
to wash off a roach on the side of the plate. <
And the customer precipitately left and never
returned. ,
“Tommy,” said a New Mexico lady, '
addressing her eon, “ yon shouldn’t make so '
free with the gentleman. You never saw him '
before.”
“ Yessum, I have. He’s the man that shot
pap.”
“Oh, is he? I thought he was a stranger. Go ,
back and talk to him it you want to.”
A baseball umpire has bought him- 1
self a first class kicking mule, so as not to feel
onesome at the close of the season.
“ What I dislike about the large
hotels,” said Miss-Culture, “is-their gregarious- ,
ness.” i
“Well,” responded tbe Chicago maiden, rather <
bewildered, “those fancy puddings never did 1
agree with me, either.”
Sarcastic exchange: The cost of grad- (
uating at Yale or Harvard will pay for 500 acres I
of good land situated within 100 milas of Buf
falo, and we do not now recall the name of any ,
western New York graduate whom we would i
not give in exchange for 500 acres of land, well <
watered and under fair state of cultivation. i
Thebe is a certain grim humor which '
is unique to the West. In a-mining eamp near ,
Dead Horse Gulch, is a cabin over whose front
is the sign: 1
“Doctor Byles. Drugs, Life Insurance and
Tombstones. The only complete biz. in Ne
vada I” 1
Mb. Paterfamilias had a thousand '
happy-looking girls-call at his house one day ,
last week. The cause of tbe orowd was tho
following advertisement:
“ Wanted—A Nurse. Not to mind children, ,
as my children mind the nurse.”
“Jones, deab boy, I’ve just insured
my mother-in-law a life in. benefit »f my wife. ;
A great scheme 1”
“ How so, Smitbkins ?”
“ Why, old fellow, she’s so delighted with the ,
compliment that she’s eating lobster salad aud
ice-cream, and I don’t think shell! last over the ,
Fall I” ,
When one of our theatrical managers 1
was a practising lawyer in Chicago, he was '
bored one day by a fanatical acquaintance,
tbe burden of whose song was. that “ The Lord ’
sends troubles and trials to all alike.” The (
lawyer stood it patiently until forbearance was
no longer a virtue : ]
“It’s all right, perhaps; but in my case He
sends me all tbe troubles, but tbe other law- ,
yers all the trials.”
“I tell you, Susan, that I will com
mit suicide if you won't have me.”
“ Well, Thomas, as soon as you have given
me that proof of your affection, I will believe
that you love me.”
“Ma, may'l go over to Maudie's
house to play a little while ?” asked four-year
old Ethel.
“Yes, dear, I don’t care if you do.”
“Thank you, ma,” was the demure reply;. ;
“I’ve been.”
A Scotch lady onne asked a widowed
acquaintance as to the character of her late hus
band.
“ What kind ot a man was he ?”
“ Well,” was the suggestive reply, “Ise was
just an expense.”
“Papa,” said Mabel to her father at
the breakfast table, “ what’s the difference be
tween insurance and assurance ?”
“Not very much, dear,” answered tho wily
sire. “Insurance is what agents promise you
when they want your money. Assurance is
what you get when you want theirs.”
Mortality tables show that the aver
age life of the athlete is forty-seven years, while
that of the lawyer and reporter is sixty-eight
and upward. This would indicate that the jaw
and cheek are the most important parts of the
human economy.
Miss Bacon— “ Mr. Bean, who is your
favorite author ?”
Mr. Bean—“ Why, IkMarvel. His real name
is Mitchell. So full of sweetness and strength,
you know.”
Miss Bacon—“ That’s just what we girls said
when we saw him spar last week.”
A bow-leggbd man was standing be
fore the stove warming himself. A small boy
watched him intently for a while, and then
broke out:
“ Say, mister, you’re standing too near the
fire. I guess you’re warping.”
“Will you please insert this obituary
EI notice?” asked an old gentleman of an edittnv
*1 make bold to ask it because the deceased
i had a great many friends about here who’d be
glad to hear of his death.”
“No sib,” he said to the captain, “I
am not seasick, but I’m diegusted with the mo
tion of the vessel.”
A young lady, after six months of
blissfully happy wedded lile, inquired of a lady
friend possessing experience, how she should
best retain the affections of her lord and mas
ter. The reply was:
“Feed him and flatter him."
At the theatre: Fiancee (earnestly)—
Now tell me, Charlie, truly, what did you take
when you went out after the act ?
Charlie (airily)—Oh, only a couple of balls.
Fiancee—Oh, you played pool I That’s all
right. But, you know, you mustn’t drink.”
Mr. Noitall (explaining how a loco
motive works) —You see, they build a fire un
derneath the floor of the engine, and when it
gets hot enough they put the boiler on and
open the cylinder door, and that lets the steam
get into the wheels, and away we go.
Ladies—Oh, thank you I We often wondered
how it was done.
GOSSIP OF THE WEEK.
The following attractions are announced for
this week in New York: “The Marquis ” at the Casi
no; “ The Arabian Nights ’’ at the Standard; Sals
bury’s Troubadours at the Bijou Opera House;
“Bellman " at Wallack’s; Mrs. Langtry in “As in a
Looking Glass ” at the Fifth Avenue; Dockstader’s
Minstrels; Richard Mansfield in “ Doctor Jekyll and
Mr. Hyde” at Madison Square; “The Great Pink
Pearl” at the Lyceum; Robson and Crane in “Hen
rietta” at the Union Square; “A Hole in the
Ground” at the Fourteenth Street Theatre; Imre
Klralfy's “Lagardere, the Hunchback of Paris ” at
Niblo’s; Louis James and Marie Wainwright at the
Windsor; “The Still Alarm ” at the People’s; the
Maurice Grau French Opera Co. at the Star; “A
Dark Secret ” at the Academy of Music; “ Lyn
wood ” at Poole’s Theatre; Gus Hill’s World of Nov
elties at Tony Pastor's; Globe. Museum and “The
Dominie's Daughter ” at Lee Avenue Academy, Wil
liamsburg.
There are any amount of new things yet to be
seen upon our stage before the snow flies. Melo
dramas will have the call this Winter, and opera in
three languages will be heard.
Denman Thompson will make his first appearance
in New York city this season at Niblo’s Garden,
October 17tb, in his great success, 'The Old Home
stead,” in » much grander production than that
given at the Fourteenth Street Theatre, The scen
ery will be entirely new.
Niblo’s Theatre is to be opened for a series of
Sunday evening entertainments, commencing Oct.
16th. Mr. Robarte Harper, of London, the well
known traveler, irto give a course of popular Sun
day lectures, with appropriate illustrations. Mr.
Harper is an Englishman by birth and a cosmopol
itan by travel. He has probably seen as many men
and cities as any one now living. Mr. Harper's illus
trations are unique and interesting. They are gigan
tic rolling views. Instead of dissolving, each pic
ture in turn rolls away, revealing its successor in
brilliant relief. His apparatus, which he has- re
cently brought from Europe, is, he asserts; the
largest and most costly in the world.
The Boston correspondent who has been building
a new theatre in that city for Abbey & Sehoeffel
seems to have been previous. Mr. Abbey has-ex—
plained that his lease of the Boston PArk from Lotta,
its owner, will not expire until May, 1889.
James C. Roach begins a starring tour shortly,
under the management of J. M. Hill, opening in
Lowell, Mass., in his own play, entitled “Dan
Darcy."
“The Still Alarm” returns to the Fourteenth
Street Theatre April 2, for a run of sixteen weeks,
when several new features will be introduced, in
cluding a fireman's chorus, entitled “Still Alarm.”
The story of comedian Francis Wilson, “Er
minle’s” renowned Caddy, and his dreadful attack
of “ big head,*' has caused any amount of amuse
ment in the profession. Mr. Wilson is evidently de
sirous of getting the whole world at one turn of the
wheel.
May Waldron, the soubrette in Robson and
Crane's Company, is a Chicago’ g<rl. Her father
was once a well known member of the press in that
city. Daly discovered her promising talent two or
three years ago and gave her a position in his com
pany. She has progressed rapidly in her art and
will no doubt become a favorite with the metro
politan public, as she is already, with the audiences
of other cities.
Louise Balfes six week's season in Texas opened
at Galveston, on September 22. “ Dagman ” was
presented before a large and brilliant audience, in
cluding nearly all the officials and other notablesof
the city. The event also marked the opening of the
Lone Star theatrical season. Miss Balfe, under the
management of Henry Green wall and Son, will be
the first dramatic attraction at every important
theatrical point in the State.
Bridgeport is fifty-seven miles from New York.
At this Connecticut art centre Mr. John B. Studley ,
appeared during the past week in the drama of “ A
Great Wrong." And here the Bridgporc critic gats
in bis fine analytic work. Of this artist's perform
ance he says :
“Mr. Studley is a promising young actor who
will yet make bis mark.”
Now, the question arises, how long will Studley
be obliged to live in order to fulfiill the prediction
of this Hayseed ink-slinger ?
W. J. Scanlan is acting in the large cities of the
Pacific slope in na Lawn ” and the “ Irish
Minstrel," and is doing a pushing business every
where. The young comedian appears in this city
next month.
Robert B. Msntell begins his-second. starring
tour to-morrow night, appearing for the first time
in a new romantic drama, entitled “Monbars,”
which has been adapted from:tbe French by Louis
Nathal. The scenes of the new play are all laid in
France during the time of the first Napoleon.
The costumes, eighty in number, have been espe
cially designed by Mr. Horace Townsend, and will
bo historically correct. Mr. Mantel! will Lave the
assistance of a good company.
During the present week Frederick. Wards will
fill engagements in the larger-cities of Pennsylva
nia, where he is exceedingly popular. On Oct. 3
the tragedian begins an engagement in Pittsburg,
during which he will make his first appearnce in
“Gaston Cad al,” one of Coqualin’s. successes.
Next mouth Mr. Wardo will be seen in. this city at
two different theatres. The present tour, is proving
to be the best ho has ever made.
During the present week the Edwin: 800 th-Law
rence Barrett-company appear in. Duluth. Minn.;
Eau Claire, Oshkosh and Milwaukee,Wis., where- the
seats have been placed: at three dollars, each, and
have already been sold for every performance. On
October 3d. Messrs. Booth and. Barrett begin an en
gagement’ of three weeks at the Chicago Opera
House, appearing in a round of their best parts. In
the various cities whore the distinguished trage
dians have thus- far appeared, their reception has
taken the form of an. ovation, and their tour prom
ises to be a phenomenal one.
When Miss Adelaide Moore returns to this coun
try she will be seen in a new play by a famous
foreign author.
Lilian Olcott played an excellent engagement
iin Buffalo last week where she appeared in “ Theo
dora,” to-large audiences-.
Effie Ellsler. “ the fireside star,” is filling en
gagements in the Now England circuit, where she
is drawing large and fashionable audiences. Oct.
10th this popular actress begins an engagement of
one week at the Windsor Theatre, during which
she will be seen in •• Woman Against Woman ” and
"Egypt.”
George 8. Knight begins an engagement at the
Fourteenth Street Theatre, Oct. 24, when he will be
seen in a revised version of “Baron Rudolph.”
Manager Rosenquest is preparing entirely new and
handsome scenery and accessories.
Blondin, the knight of the tight rope, will fill
engagements in Paris and Vienna this Winter, and
in the Spring will pay this country a professional
visit.
Last Summer, pretty and gracious Mme, Herr
mann, wife of the. learned Professor Herrmann,
spent her vacation in Europe hunting up novelties
for this season. She purchased, among other
things, an extraordinary novelty called the “ black
art," and had it brought over here. It has made,
according to all accounts, a pronounced hit, and it
is likely to coin big money for the happy and de
lighted professor. Mme. Herrmann paid SIO,OOO in
cold cash for it. Wherever it has been seen it has
created a sensation. A Now York theatre is to be
secured for a run. Business is enormous with the
man of magic.
“ Mazulm,” the famous Ravel pantomime,
which Imre Kiralfy is preparing to revive with
unusual splendor of scenery, costumes and ballet,
will be given in three acts and eighteen scenes, and
the grand transformation which closes the piece
will bo iu twelve changes
- Mlle. Rhea, the Franoo-American fitar, is acting
, in New England, where she is drawing exceedingly
; large and enthusiastic audiences. She is appearing
' W “Camille/* “Pygmalion and Galatea," •• a Dau
gasoils Game," and other plays,bug makes a feature
of “Fairy FingefJ,” a play adapted from ths
French.
Bryton Use snccossfully fsaugurato</
his third seteson as a star, l ; s Olay Greene's play, en
titled “ForgJ’ven," which he has recently played io
Philadelphia houses. On Octobef 3, the
popular young sutor begins an engagement of one
week at the Window Theatre.
Pretty Minnie Farmer will bxrsrt on an admir
ing public again October 10, at Fourteenth
Street Theatre, when she will ba seen in a double
bill, including a new operetta called “ The Ring and
The Keeper," and the fansiliar “My Sweetheart."
During the past week Miss Palmer and Ser com
pany have been rehearsing tn this city. The en
gagement is for two weeks only.
Louis James—Wainwright.—A aew
play entitled “Two Roads,” was produced at the
Windsor Theatre last week, with James Carden and
Miss Marston Leigh as the stars, asd succeeded iu
pleasing large audiences. To-morrc*w night one Ct
the strongest combinations of the season will be
presented, when Louis James and Marie Wainwright
begin an engagement of one week, during which
they will be seen in several of their best parts, sup
ported by an excellent company, that will include
Fred. O. Mosely.
The repertoire for the week will be as follows:
Monday and Saturday nights, “Virginius," with Mr.
James as the Roman father and Miss Wainwright as
Virginia; Tuesday. “Othello;” Wednesday matinee,
' 'lngomar;” Wednesday night and Saturday mati
nee, “Gretchen;" Thursday, “Hamlet,” and Fri
day, “Romeo and Juliet,” with Miss Wainwright in
her superb impersonation of Juliet.
The engagement of Mr. James and Miss Wain
wright is one of the important events of the season
at this house, and a succession of crowded houses
will probably be the result.
Mr. James has been before the public for twenty
years. He has been identified with the beat in our
stage literature, and with those who uphold the
dignity of the drama. Therefore, upon a minute
account of his ups and downs—for in all theatrical
circles there are ups and downs—it is needless to
enter. Mr. James made bis first appearance in
Macaulay's Theatre, Louisville, Ky., in the Fall ot
1863. At that time he occupied the lowly position
of supernumerary at the modest salary of $lO per
week. He was soon made utility man, and during
the two seasons which he passed in the Louisville
theatre his progress in his chosen- profession was
not particularly rapid! Im 1865 he secured an en
gagement at the Arch Street Theatre,. Philadelphia,
which at that time was under Mrs. John Drew’s
management, and was the most’ noted theatre in
the country*
There Mr. James played juvenile roles,, walking
gentleman, and, at last, leading business. For six
years bo was a popular favorite with Philadelphia
play-goers, his magnificent 1 vocal organ, wide in
range, sympathetic as a woman in its tender pas
sages, and his robust magnetism in tragic roles*
winning the approbation of the most critical. Id
1871, Mr. James joined Mr. Augustin- Daly at ths
New York Fifth Avenue Theatre, but left'Cuat house
to become leading man at the Chicago Theatre, Im
1875. Mr. McVicker’s venture not proving success*
fnl. Mr. James joined Mr. Maguire in opening the
Baldwin Theatre, San Francisco. Mr/James then,
spent a couple of seasons with Ford, of Baltimore,,
ttud subsequently joined the Boston Theatre com
pany and Union Square Theatre. Mr. Barrett them
secured Mr. James’s services and retained them for
fi've years. Last season he was leading man at th»’
New York Lyceum Theatre, where his performance l
in the exquisite comedy, *• One of- Our Girls,” won
htn» additional fame.
Miss Marie Wainwright, the wife of Mr. James, ■
and- who will be starred jointly with the eminent
actor, is an actress of recognized ability. She has <
been before the public for eight years only, but she
has won the reputation of being the best exponent •
in the United States of Shakespeare’s women. Her’
debut was made in 1878, at Booth’s Theatre, New
York, as Juliet. Mr. George Rignold was the R«*>
moo- of the occasion. Her success was instanta- u
neous. Miss Wainwright took part in the rnemor •
able performance at Booth’s Theatre, in the follow
ing year, when six leading actresses each enacted a •
portion of the role of Juliet. Miss Wainwright.
joined the Boston Theatre company and made *.
pronounced success in “The Exiles." It was while
a member of that company that she met and was
married to Mr. James. In the Boston Museum sha
was a decided favorite. Her work with Mr. Law
rence Barrett is well known. She was with that
great tragedian five years, but left him last season
to join Mr. Bidwell’s company at New Orleans.-
“ The Humming Bird.”—On Friday
evening there was joy in the Bijou Opera House,
the occasion being the arrival of Nellie McHenry
and the “Salsbury Troubadours,” minus Nate Sals
bury, who is at present Buffalo Bill-ing and cooing
iu London.
The Hclst-Morse-Mackay-Rice-Dixey “Circus in
Town" had escaped from the premises the night
before, going to parts unknown, and leaving no •
addresses for the convenience of inquiring friends.
So the stage was clear, and the “Troubadours’’ had
the field to themselves. “The Humming Bird,”
with wbich they inaugurated their engagement, is
not an absolute novelty, but some of the features
of .the performance were.
Next to Nellie McHenry, who is always on “ for a
lark," as it were, the points of the performance
were scored by Frank B. Blair, as Mr. Joseph Brass,
Salsbury’s original role. Mr. Blair is an undenia
ble low comedian. Nature has enriched him for the -
business with india rubber features whose elasticity
iS' iecidedly versatile.
He fairly revelled in the role of the scheming ;
manager, who is forced to play several ridiculous .
parts in order to preserve not only his honor* but.
his skull. His apparition as the coryphee produced _t
a sensation, followed by convulsions and .hilarious*
shouts.
It is a study for the artists of Puck—infinitely
funnier than ever the Weathersby burlesque ofthe j
ballet dancer. It is saying a good deal, but candor,
compels the admission, that Blair's veteran.danaeuea*
would have saved the “ Circus in Town.” It .could t
save anything—even a drama by Jobn : A. Stevena,,.
Ethel Corbette made a decided hit with k
song. She is a sweet singer, of more ,-
ability. Miss Louise Searle also.added to.tha.vecal:
pleasures of the musical comedy..
For Nellie McHenry there was ..anrpvatfoQiiippns
her entrance, and subsequent-ratification demon
' strations took place at intervals throughout t the-r
eveuing. Others in the cast were Mr. John ,Webster,
whose neat assumption of- the part of Augustus
Honeymoon, added to the excellence of the perform-,
ance* Mr. Louis Glover, who dressed and jacted.thee
part of Robert Rockett with rare good taste, and Mr.,
Felix Honey, who, representative from. Ireland,
in various capacities, displayed much comic-versai.
tility. “The Hunwnina m as & piece, may, he a»
little “jay ” in Bt;4®» .but the lively action,of.th»-
excellent make it a popular programme
for New York as it waa-for the great .theatrical,highe
way.
“ Lagardere. Imre Kiralfy.'a setx>*
suous and glittering opactacle. enterssOivtbe seveadh
week of its exceedingly successful at NiJ>ta’a
Garden to-morrow night. The rush seats, as
great as ever and the>vast theatre-ia complafiely
filled at every performance.
Mr. Kiralfy believes.that “Lagardere” iakhabest
production that he has-ever known, Cwtain
it is that he and all concerned,, are-making msmey—.
a fact that is the best test of its-SMCOcss.
The piece is a magnificent pageant of handsome
scenery, brilliant costumes and pretty women, and
must be seen to.be appreciated. J. H. Gilmore, the
new Lagardere, i& playing the. part acceptably and
is called before the curtain frequently at every per
formance, and. Mlle. Qtulitzu the shapely premiere,
who leads tffe grand ballet of 120 young coryphees,
has become a popular favorite and is vigorously
applauded nightly. “Lagardere” is drawing like a,
porous plaster.
Star Theatre.—The Maurice Gms
newly-organized French Opera Company on Moiu
day evening will commence a three weeks engage-*
meat at this theatre. The company, which in
cludes Mlle. Julia Bennati, Mlle. Mary Pirard, Mile.
Stanl, M. Guernoy, M. Marls, M. Mezieres, M. Tx*ny,
M. Stephen, M. Vinohon, etc., is highly spokpn of.
The chorus and orchestra will be larger thau/Oisual,
the costumes entirely new, and the scenery appro
priate.
The representations for the first weefe will be;
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday even
nlngs and Saturday matinee, “Le Mogol,’*
with Mlle. Julia Bennati as Irma; Thursday anefc
Friday evenings, “Serment d’Amoui\" for the firstfi
time in America, with Mlle. Mary Picard as
During the second week “Fatiniiap” and “La Bifla
do Mme. Angot” will probably bo produced.
“Lynwood.” —At Poole’s Theatre
this week Tillotson’s exciting drama of the Sate war
period, “Lynwood,” will ba the attraction. ThQ
cast is undoubtedly the strongest yet &aen in aey
play at this theatre. It will comprise, beside David
Murray and Adelaide Thornton, EAna Courtney.
Eugenie Belmont, a new soubrette.; Martin Price,
Charles Norris, Jos. Brennon, Charles Drake, John
Watrous and W. Kidder.
“Lynwood,” has not been seen on the New York
stage since Maude Granger starred in it. Its re
vival now will prov§ tg t-Ufl
Ppola’s Tfeoatr*-

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