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gait? and L. H.—lst. Both Mr. Burgess, the de fflfgner, and General Paine, the owner of the ••Volun teer,” are native Americans, Mr. Burgess being born in Boston, of an old Boston family. He is also a graduate of Harvard. 2d. The cup won by the •• America ” was known as the “one hundred guinea cup.” The conditions under which this cup was held were that any organized yacht club, through one or more of its members, should always be en titled to claim a match for this cup with any yacht of not less than thirty, nor more than 300 tons, measured by the Custom House rules of its country. Both sides could agree to any match they chose, but in case of a disagreement, the match was to be sailed over the course of the annual regatta of the club holding the cup and according to that club’srules, the challenging party being bound to six months’ notice in writing, fixing the day he wished to start. This notice was to con tain the length, Custom House measurement, rig and name of the vessel. I( won, it was held by the club only, and on lhe condition of keeping it open forever, to be sailed for by yacts of all foreign coun tries upon the terms just mentioned. The cup was presented to the New York Yacht Club by John C. ■Stevens, Edwin A. Stevens, Hamilton Wilkes, J. Beekman Finley and George L. Schuyler. In De cember, 1882. the cup was returned by the club to Mr. Schuyler, who, on Feb. 2, 1883, returned it un der new conditions to the club. These conditions govern it now and will continue to govern it. These are the rules: “ Any organized yacht club of a for eign country, incorporated, patented or licensed by the legislature, admiralty, or other executive de partment, having for its annual regatta an ocean water course on the sea or an arm of the sea (or one which combines both), practicable tor vessels of 300 tons, shall always be entitled, through one or more of its members, to the right of sailing a match for this cup, with a yacht or other vessel propelled by sails only, and constructed in the country to which the challenging cup belongs, against any one yacht or vessel a ore- Baid constructed in the country of the club holding the cup. The yacht or vessel to be of not less than thirty nor more than three hundred tons, measured by the custom-house rule in use by the country of the challenging party. The challenging party shall give six months' notice in writing, naming the day lor the proposed race, which day shall not be less than* seven months from the date of the notice. The parties intending to sail for the cup may. by mutual consent, make any arrangement satisfac tory to both, as to the date, course, twine allowance, and any and all other conditions of the match, in Which case also the six months’ notice may be waived. In case the parties cannot mutually agree upon the terms of a match, then the challeng ing party shall have the right to contest for |he cup in one. trial, sailed over the usual Course of the annual regatta of the club holding the cup, subject to its rules and sailing regula tions, the challenged party not being required to pame its representative until the time agreed upon for the start. Accompanying the six months* no tice there must be a custom-house certificate of the measurement, and a statement of dimensions, rig and name of vessel. No vessel which has*been defeated in a match for this cup can be again se lected by any club for its representative until after > contest for it by some other vessel has intervened, ©r until the expiration of two years from the time jiuch contest has taken place. Vessels intending to /compete for this cup must proceed under sail, on their own bottoms, to the port where the contest is to take place. Should the club holding the cup be for any cause dissolved, the cup shall be handed ©ver to any club of the same nationality it may se lect, which may come under the foregoing rules. It is to be distinctly understood that the cup is to be the property of the club and not of the owners of the vessel winning it in a match, and that the con ditions of keeping it open to be sailed for by any organized yacht club of all foreign countries, upon the terms above laid down, shall forever attach to It, thus making it perpetually a challenge cup for friendly competition between foreign countries.” P. W. 0. — On the morning of the 19th Of September, 1875, the mutilated body of a man •was found concealed in the underbrush in Lyddy’s Wood, West Farms. The body was guarded by a Wmall black-and-tan dog. The body was taken to ihe Morgue, and was afterward identified as that of .braham Weisberg, of No. 185 Rivington street, who had left his house about two weeks before and gone into the country to peddle. Detectives were set to work upon the case, and on the morning of September 21, Detective McGowan, of the Nine teenth Precinct, went to the village of Westchester to search foe the murderer, having learned in the meantime that a party of negroes had been seen conversing with a Jewish peddler about half a mile from the spot where the body was found. He f rrested two men at a place called Fox’s Corners, n the village of Westchester, and brought them to the Tremont Station-house. On searching them they found a pocketbook on each of them. These pocketbooks were the same, in every respect, as some that were found in the peddler’s pack. The names of the negroes were Will iam Thompson and William Ellis. In Thompson’s Socket was found a spool of cotton, and oij this evi enco the men were committed. Three days after Che arrest of Ellis and Thompson, Captain McDon nell, of the Eighth Precinct, arrested a white-eyed negro named Charles Weston, at No. 1G Grand street. Tie was found in the attic, with his iace hidden from view. Though at protested his inno cence, on the day succeeding his arrest, he made a confession in which he acknowledged that he had present at the murder, but sought to throw all the onus of the crime on Thompson and Ellis. Catherine Green, the white mistress of Weston, tes tified against him. The three murderers were tried |>ofore Judge Barrett, in the Court of Oyer and Ter- In In er, and on Friday, October 28th, 1875, Ellis and Thompson were found guilty and sentenced by Judge Barrett to be hanged Friday, December 17th, 1875. Weston was found guilty and sentenced on the next day to be hanged with the other two mur derers. Ellis and Thompson confessed before their execution. On tho 17th of Dec, 1875, the three men ■were hanged in the Tombs prison yard. Weston and Thompson died comparatively easy, but Ellis met a dreadful death. His left arm became loosened and he clutched the knot. Ho also moved his head to the left with a sudden jerk. These two movements caused the knot to slip under his chin, and as his hody sprang involuntarily in the air, he dangled in nwful torture, for consciousness continued. He thus remained for perhaps half a minute, present ing a horrible spectacle. Then there was a strug gle. One of his hands rose and fell in spasmodic motion, as if to seize the rope, and next the unfor tunate man swung round until his feet touched the Broad screen. As they did so, Ellis began to actu ally walk np the screen, using his head as a lever, thus relieving the strain upon the neck, and, to the horror of all, he uttered a terrible moan, and cried cut, in anguished accents, “Save me ! save me !” As the words were uttered, his feet fell, only to raise again and encircle the body of Thompson. As if by instinct, Ellis clambered up upon his fellow con vict, his hand clutching the cord. At this junc ture, Under Sheriff Cumming passed through the executioner’s door to order Ellis to be lowered, but as he disappeared the half-hanged wretch struck the fatal knot with his hands, and caused it to slip to the side of the neck. In an instant his legs fell, and he died slowly of strangulation. He suffered greatly even then, until death relieved him. D. W. M.—After the surrender of 3Lord Cornwallis, the British Premier, Lord North, resigned, and a ministry favorable to peace with the American colonies was formed. In May, 1782, Sir Henry Clinton, British general in America, was Recalled, and command of the forces here was given into the hands of Sir Guy Carleton. All hostile demonstrations were now brought to an end, and tbo war was, in effect, closed. In the Summer, Par liament sent Richard Oswald to Paris to confer with Franklin and Jay, American embassadors, with re gard to terms of peace. John Adams and Henry Laurens soon after joined the conference. Novem ber 30, 1782, preliminary articles of peace were jagreed to and signed on the part of Great Britain by Oswald, and by Franklin, Adams, Jay and Laurens ©n behalf ot the United States. The following April the terms were ratified by Congress, but it was not Until Nov. 3, 1783, that a final treaty was effected. On that day the embassadors of Holland, Spain, England, Franco and the United States, in a solemn conference at Paris, agreed to and signed the articles ©f a permanent peace. The terms of the treaty provided for (1) a full and complete recognition of the independence of the United States; (2) the re cession by Great Britain of Florida to Spain; (3) the Burreuder of all the remaining territory east of the Mississippi and south of the great lakes, to the United States; (4) the free navigation of the Missis sippi and the lakes by American vessels; (5) the concession of mutual rights in the Newfoundland .fisheries, and (6) the retention by Great Britain of Canada and Nova Scotia, with the exclusive control ©f the St, Lawrence. On the 25th of November, 1783, the British troops evacuated New York. Sam A.— “My name is on the United States Pension Roll. I am very deaf, caused by Shock and exposure during the war. I have tried tnany so-called remedies, such as oils, electricity, Artificial ear drums, trumpets, &c., but nothing seems to improve my hearing. Can you tell me of Anything, instrument or device, which you think will enablo me to hear a lecture, preaching, or ordi nary conversation ?” There was an instrument in Use a few years ago for the purpose of aiding the partially deaf to hear better than they had prev iously. It does not seem to have been a pro nounced success, as it is seldom nowadays spoken ■Of. The ear trumpet is an aid in conversation. Have you ever tried the Eye and Ear Infirmary, at No. 218 Second avenue? Among the attendant physicians and surgeons are some of the most skill, ed in this country in their specialties. To those unable to pay there is no charge for advice. M. U. —The following are the dates And places of meeting of the Masonic lodges you speak of: Allemama. No. 710, No. 317 Washington street, Brooklyn, second and fourth Wednesdays of each month; Lincoln, No. 748, Fifty-seventh street, corner of Third avenue, first and third Fridays: Klops tock, No. 760, Stapleton, S. 1., second and fourth Mondays; Solon, No. 771, No. 117 West Twen ty-third street, first and third Mondays, J. J, f,—Tlie six days’, or 142 hours’, championship of the world walking match, at Mad ison Square Garden, which was won by Patrick Fitz gerald, he making 577 miles 440 yards, began Octo ber 23, 1882. The other contestants, with their rec ords, wore as follows: G. D. Noremac, 56(5 miles 880 *%rds; D. J. Herty, 541 miles 385 yards; John *tifghes, 525 miles. Rowell, the English pedestrian, jvas not in the contest. A. M.—lst. Chester Alan Arthur, twenty-first President of the United States, was Born in Fairfield, Franklin county, Vermont, Octo ber 5, 1830, and died in New York city November 18, J. 886. 2d. Grover Cleveland, the twenty-second and present President, was born in Caldwell, Essex county, Nqyv Jersey, May 18, 1837. 3d. The proper pronuheiation of the word is dyn-a-mo. ’ Littl.: Jumbo. —“Is a foreign born son jof American parents, outside of Ministers, Consuls, ©tc., eligible lor office of President of the United States?” He is not; even the son of an American Uonsul born abroad is not eligible for that office, nnd it is even doubtful whether the son of a Minis ter Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary so born is eligible. J. C. H. — “A and B are throwing dice, cue raffle. A throws 17, and claims that B has but one chance to wiu—that of throwing three of a kind. B claims he has six chances. Who wins ?” A wins. His statement that B has but one chance to win, that of throwing three of a kind, confines the mat ter to one of the six three of a kind thrown. I Ninth Ward. —Edith Kingdon was married to George Jay Gould, September 14th, 1886, In the parlors of Jay Gould’s residence at irvington on-the-Hudson. Tne ceremony was performed by the Rev. Washington Choate, of the Irvington Pres byterian Church, in the presence of the bride’s mother and the groom’s entire family. F. W. E.- Mr. George B. Post, No. 15 Courtlandt street is the architect of the Equita ble Building. Mary L. Soak the squeaking shoes in oil. That will amend the nuisance, if anything will. Veritas. —See answer to “Forrest” in Dispatch of October 2d, for answer to your question. CONTENTS OF INSIDE PAGES. SECOND PAGE: ‘ CONTINUATION OF ‘’A WOMAN’S HATE.” ’ THE IDEAL MOTHER. ‘ THE MAGIC LINE. , “ CHECK YOUR BAGGAGE I” , A HISTORIC LOG. I WHY IS THIS THUS ? HUMOR OF THE HOUR. WHY DO PEOPLE DROWN ? A MARTIAL PEOPLE. PECULIAR HOGS. THIRD PAGEi MASONIC MATTERS: Trust; A Knotty Question; Im portant; Higher Degrees; St. Cecile Lodge; Sorrow; Piatt Lodge; City Lodge; Benevolent Lodge: Eureka Lodge; Park Lodge; Royal Arch Items; Important Sale; Templar Notes; Late Hours and Hurry; Evan gelist Lodge; Worth Lodge; Personal; Condolence; Buxtehude; One Difference at Least; Leading Prin ciples of Masonry. SIXTH PAGE : MORTAL MAN AT REST. HUNTING A ROGUE. THE ACCIDENT-SEEKER. AN INTELLIGENT JUROR. BROTHERLESS GIRLS. A DOUBLE WEDDI'iG. THE LAND OF SUNSHINE. A DANCING INCIDENT. INTERESTING MISCELLANEOUS MATTERS. SEVENTH PAGE: UNREVEALED. SPOTTING A GENTLEMAN. THE AVERAGE TURK. UNIQUE HOSPITALITY. SHE IS A FOOL. NELSON’S THREE ARMS. LUCK IN GAMBLING. CAPT. ISAIAH BOND. HIDDEN INSPIRATION. OUR WEEKLY GOSSIP. DIED WITH A SHRIEK. OLD “ROUGH AND READY.” pu glrspatty- NEW YORK, OCTOBER 9, 1887. TO A DVERTISERS. ADVERTISING MANAGER GEO. F. KUHN. ADVERTISING IS TWENTY FIVE CENTS A LINE IN THE NEW YORK DISPATCH. Owing to our large edition we are compelled to ffo to press ar. an early hour, hence ADVERTISEMENTS CAN NOT RF. RECEIVED AFTER NINE O’CLOCK SAT UR. DAY EVENING. To Masonic Ad vertisers. 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 that hour. The NEW YORK DISPATCH has a larger circulation than any other Sunday Newspaner pub~ lished in the Ci nitefl States. REPUBLICAN STATE TICKET. For Secretary of State: FREDERICK DENT GRANT, of New York. For Controller: JESSE C. LAMOREAUX, 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. THE SITUATION IN IRELAND. Oakey Hall, who has not changed his wit with his skies, sums up the Tory side of the Irish situation in an epigram. “Balfour,” he says, is shooting pheasants in Scotland, while his myrmidons are shooting peasants in Ireland.” The government prosecution against Lord Mayor Sullivan, of Dublin, the editor of the Nation, has broken down. The Tory magis trate was obliged to discharge Mayor Sullivan, and Mr. O’Brien took no notice of the govern ment summons. Mr. Healey, who defended Mayor Sullivan, told the magistrate that “ the Crimes act is not governed by any evidence of principle nor any principle of evidence.” An army of British soldiers, police and bailiffs boldly attacked a poor shanty; were repulsed with hot water and stones; carried the place by storm, and found that the garrison consisted of an old woman of eighty, her husband, five years older, aud two little children, hidden under a bed. This was a brilliant victory, and the brave British army now rests upon its laurels. Glacistons, the real leader of tho pooplo of England, sends special word to America that he is greatly encouraged by recent events, and that, at ths next election, a large majority of the English voters are pledged in favor of Home Rule. This cordial message gives additional enthusiasm to the reception of Michael Davitt, Arthur O’Connor and Sir Thomas Esmonds, a lineal descendant of the great Henry Grattan, who came to bear testimony as eye-witnesses to the outrages which the Irish tenantry are patiently enduring for the national cause. While they are here, we hope that they will care fully consider the proposition to organize emi gration from Ireland to this country. That proposition has assumed practical form in the offer of a donation of one hundred thousand acres of land in the South. Lot Messrs. Davitt, O’Connor and Esmonde be invited to inspect this land and report upon it They would willingly serve as commissioners for such a pro ject if the land be available and the offer made in good faith, Ireland for the Irish is one of our mottos; but there is no reason why another gen eration of Irishmen should be left to starve at home, when millions ot fertile acres are await ing them in this free country. Poor old John Bright, doddering in bis do tage, takes the opportunity, when the Irish skies are brightening,, wlion Tory coercion has become ridiculous and when the bulk and brains of the Liberal party are arrayed for Home Rule, to rush into print, attack Gladstone and Parnell and express his sympathy for the policy of force. John Bright was once a man of the people, striving for their advancement; but, when he was seduced into accepting a Cabinet office, wearing a fluukey uniform aud kissing the queen’s hand, his views were changed and his nature transformed. Since then he has been a rabid Tory, and ho now poses as the champion of Toryism, which is as decayed and as near dissolution as himself. Always s talker, rather than a thinker, he is no more to be com pared with Gladstone than an ant with an ele phant. Tho kiss which he impressed upon the queen’s hand was a Judas kiss, the sign that he was ready to betray the masses, from which ho sprang, for the class to which he foolishly as pires. We are sorry to see any friend of this country go astray so sadly ; but no man can be a true friend of America who is not friendly to the national sentiment of Ireland. Everybody, except such blind leaders of the blind as young Balfour, old Bright and their hidebound, aristocratic associates, knows that the Tories are playing a losing game. The attempt to govern Ireland by force has boon made for centuries, and has always failed. The Tory organs talk of discontent and vio lence. What else could be expected when legalized fraud and tyranny are used to exas perate the people ? When men are robbed of their property, and their wives and children are turned out to starve, under a disgraceful system of cruel and oppressive laws, they would be more or less than human if they did not resist by every means in their power. All the platitudes ot John Bright and the coercion schemes of Balfour cannot alter human nature. But the fact is, that the old men and women and the starving children, who are now keep ing the British army at bay with hot water and. paving-stones, are backed by the irresistible force of public opinion throughout the civilized world. They are the Davids who fight with the Goliahs of tyranny and injustice ; and now, as in the olden time, right will prevail over might; for the Lord of hosts is on the side of David. STOLEN MONEY VS. JUSTICE. Judge Huger is the man who knows it all. He has never seen the official papers in the Sharp case; but he does not hesitate to say that grave errors have been committed. He would listen to only one hour of argument from four lawyers—an average of fifteen minutes each— and then promptly granted a stay of proceed ings which will keep Sharp out of Sing Sing un til after the election in this city and State. - The combined power of the people, the press, the District Attorney’s department, the criminal courts and the General Term is thus set at NEW YORK DISPATCH, OCTOBER 9, 1887. naught by the will or whim of Judge Ruger, and the fact is demonstrated that it is simply impossible to punish a wealthy briber in New York. Wo may, with infinite pains, get an hon est and intelligent jury to convict him. We may happily find a courageous and upright judge to sentence him. But, after being convicted and sentenced, he has only to procure a stay, and his case must be tried over again indefinitely. No doubt this result is reached by strictly legal means. We might be guilty of the terrible crime of contempt of court if we disputed that. Not being as rich as Sharp, we acknowledge Judge Ruger’s infallibility without argument. As our citizens rage with impotent anger at the triumph of the bribers, it is an aggravation to remember that they are being beaten with their own money. Jake Sharp has never earned an honest dollar since he was a boy. Every cent that he has in the world he has stolen from the people. The money which enables him to hire clever lawyers to befog justice and political lawyers to influence judges, is stolen money. The money with which he has furnished his apartment in the Ludlow street flat-house luxuriously, with carpets on the floors, pictures on the walls, tho choicest viands for himself, the beet brands of wines and cigars for bis visi tors, and all the comforts of a home, including the constant presence of the wife whom he has disgraced, is stolen money. Tho money which he pays to the doctors to keep up the sham that he is too ill to be removed to a prison, like any other criminal, is stolen money. What is the moral for the thieves and plunderers who are still at liberty and at work? Why, obviously, steal enough to make yourselves safe—go in for a big haul—take millions and defy the law 1 We are not surprised that Peter B. Sweeney should turn up again at this stage of the Sharp case. Perhaps he has already been called into consultation. He knows how it is himself. He might be occupying the flat next to Sharp’s if he had not possessed plenty of money and a dead brother to serve as a scapegoat. Now he stands before the community legally innocent, a mem ber of the Bar, able to advise his old crony, Sharp. They have lived and loved together; run the political machine together; exercised influence upon legislators together; worked the Board of Aidermen together, and the ex-Bis marck should not desert his old pal just on the eve of municipal nominations, when money, stolon or otherwise, adroitly used, may change the personnel of the District Attorney’s office and put more friendly judges upon the bench. Sweeney is a very different man from Sharp. He knows how to go away when he has enough. Sharp is more grasping and more obstinate. Sweeney would rather pay out part of his for tune than see the city treasury suffer. Sharp hugs it all and lets his railroads pay his law yers. But Sweeney has not returned to New York without an object, and we expect some new developments in the Sharp case alter he has pulled tho election wires. THE CITY NOMINATIONS. Bubble, bubble go tho political pots iu the back offices of the bosses. Candidates are dashing about in cabs, seeing prominent edi tors, rallying their friends, trying to influence the men who make up the tickets. For the pre sent it seems to be taken for granted that a nomination is equivalent to an election. The common people, who cast the votes, will be ap pealed to later. This Week the only persons of any importance are those municipal sover eigns, the political bosses and their cabinets of confidential advisers, who meet formally, like the Emperor of Germany and the Czar of Rus sia, or consult in a friendly way, like Prince Bis marck and Premier Crispi. The press, that bugbear of the politicians, seems to take a ma licious pleasure in smashing the slates as fast as the bosses complete them. “ What do I care for the newspapers?” asks Boss Power, of the County Democracy; “ why, I seldom read them.” But he does care for them enough to relinquish reluctantly his pet project of giving the District Attorneyship to his protege, Fitz gerald. There would have been no trouble on the Democratic side if the boodle politicans, at home, in Ludlow street and in Canada, had not decided to get rid of District Attorney Martine and put up $250,000 lor the purpose. Mr. Mar tine was tempted by the promise oi the now Judgeship of General Sessions aud refused a renomination. This left the District Attorney ship vacant; but, before the boodlers could chuckle over the success of their plot, the press nominated De I.ancey Nicoll, and the bosses, who never read the papers, appear inclined to accept him. He is young, able, vigorous, ear nest, independent, and will make a strong can didate, whether he is endorsed by the Demo crats or runs against them. The bosses of Tammany and the County Democracy had a Clearfield, if they had only letwell.enough alone. With Martine, as District Attorney, and Judge Bedford, as we advised, for the General Ses sions, their ticket would be powerful and popu lar. Now they have raised a spirit, which they cannot exorcise, in the Nicoll movement; they do not know how to deal with Martine, and the strength of Judge Bedford, who is backed by tho press, the Bar, the business community, his own spotless official record and the fact that he always ran ahead of his ticket, convinces every body that his nomination is a necessity of tho situation. The Democratic muddle gives the Republi cans, the Labor party and the independent voters plenty of golden opportunities. We can now assure the election of worthy candidates, whether the Democratic bosses road the papers or not. If the Democrats nominate bad, weak men, we can beat them easily. The voters, ig nored now, will have all to say about the candi dates in November. There are several Repub licans who deserve promotion and will receive it from the hands of the people. Surrogate Rol lins, for example, will be a most popular candi date lor the Supreme Court. His ability and integrity are indisputable. He has worked six teen hours a day, during his term as Surrogate, and has displayed judicial faculties of the high est order. If be be nominated by the Republi cans he will receive the full vote of his party, of the independents, of the workingmen whose in terests he has protected, and of many Demo crats who honor and esteem this faithful magis trate. Of the same excellent school is genial Justice Gedney, of the Eighth District, who should be made one of the City Judges. In his own District he could be almost unanimously reelected, and, if he desires the higher position, his capacity, experience and widespread popu larity recommend him for nomination and elec tion. The feature of municipal politics, this year, is that neither party can afford to select incompe tent candidates. The Labor vote is an unknown factor, which disturbs the Democratic calcula tions. Thanks to the vigilance of John J. O’Brien, the Labor party will have its inspec tors at the polls, and the probability is that more than the GB,OOO George votes will be polled. A still more important factor is the press, which scrutinizes every candidate carefully, compels bad men to slink into- tho background and brings talent and honesty to the front. Already the press has done great service by presenting such candidates as Mr. Nicoll and Judge Bed ford on the one side, and Surrogate Rollins and Justice Gedney on the-other—all newspaper nominations—not on the political slates at first, but engraven there now in big type. An equal service is the killing off of unworthy aspirants, who have been slaughtered at the rate of a brace a day since Judge Donohue was warned to send no more intermediaries to the World office. On the whole,, it seems certain that the best man will win, in. November, ami this is an encouraging sign of the times. ANARCHISTS_AT WORK. Last week, hearing from the Anarchist orators exciting reports of a bloody battle at Union Hill —the Bunker Hill of the new social revolution— we hurried over to Hoboken and interviewed Superintendent Donovan, the popular and ener getic chief of the police, who were supposed to be defeated in the gory struggle. To our sur prise, Superintendent Donovan had not heard of the battle until he read ihe New York papers. Nobody was killed, wounded or missing, to his knowledge. “ There was a slight scrimmage, caused by a few thoughtless people,” he said carelessly, “ but it gave us no more trouble than an ordinary beerhouse quarrel.” The calm, smiling face oi the superintendent reas sured us even more than . his kindly words. I Evidently, the Anarchists had not broken loose l in New Jersey, The Union Hill battle was a I figment of the imagination, and, up to date, the country was safe from the redhanded agitators. But, this week, George Francis Train has gone to Chicago to rescue the seven Anarchists under sentence of death, or perish in the attempt. Previous to perishing, he will eccupy a dollar a day room on the top floor of the Palmer House, with the privilege of making speeches out on the roof. Of course, the Train crusade will fizzle out, like the battle ot Union Hill, and the pschycological orator will end his eccentric ca reer in a prison or a lunatic asylum. Once upon a time he was a smart man, and it is a pity to see so much cleverness and vitality wasted in the manufacture of a confirmed crank. We have not been certain whether he was not doing more harm than good by talking to the children from his bench in Madison Square. He has set tled our doubts by bursting forth as a full fledged Anarchist, frothing at the mouth against the law and with only one sound bit ot logic to his back, which is, that tho Chicago murderers are as much entitled to a stay ot proceedings as Jake Sharp—who is not entitled to it at all. Nobody expects common-sense from George Francis Train or the beery scrimmages on Union Hill; but the silly people who are deluded by the Anarchist babble about free speech and the rights of freemen, should be taught that no such principles are involved in the Chicago business. The seven condemned criminals are going to be hung, not because they held meetings and made speeches, but because they murdered, or in cited their followers to murder, the representa tives of the law. This is a free country, and, there fore, it must be a law-abiding country. If a ma jority of our people do not like the laws, they can be changed at the next election. If a mi nority are opposed to the laws, they must either submit quietly or convince the majority that the laws are wrong. There is no necessity of killing anybody. We have no Czar, no Bismarck, no Thiers, no Balfour, to tyranize over the people. As we make our own laws, we all take an interest in enforcing them. This is why the seven Chicago murderers, falsely called martyrs, will be justly hanged, and all other Anarchists who take up arms against the law -will share the same fate. Miami Will the Democratic Leaders Give Heed ?—The business men of New York, irre spective of party, are making tremendous efforts to have ex-judge Gunning 8. Bedford nominated for City Judge—which means an election. Ex-Judge Bodford sat on the bench in the days of the Tweed “Ring.” Though having been nominated and elected by that gang of precious rascals, he was never their tool. When on the bench he was as independ ent, as the boys used to say, “ as a hog on ice.” No matter what the case, who wore opposed to him, the citizen was always protected in his rights of property and personal liberty. Re cently there has been a proclamation is sued by independent citizens of New York, who desire the nomination of Gunning 8. Bedford for the high office of City Judge. The gentlemen who are connected with this movement remember his excellence and inde pendence when onAhe bench years ago. Among those who have signed the petition for his nom ination ate such men as H. L. Stow, Edward H. Wales, A. V. de Gocouria, Carl G. Peters, C. L. Cammann, Edward Bement, John H. Jacque lin, H. Durand, George J. Losea, Y. Martinez, H. C. Kretschmar, W. H. Henriques, E. B. Van Courtlandt, and about a thousand others ot equal high character. When such men have petitioned for the Democratic party to nom inate Gunning 8. Bedford for the position of City Judge, that party will be foolish if it pays no attention. The man who is nominated by the Republicans against the Democratic candi date, should he not be Bedford, will have a “ walk-over.” Gould, Garrett and Bennett.—On Friday, Robert Garrett, Jr., formerly of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, arrived in this city, and J. G. Bennett, Jr., formerly of the Herald, is expected to arrive to-day or to-mor row. As soon as he landed, Mr. Garrett learned that Jay Gould had quietly captured the Balti more and Ohio telegraph, and when Mr. Ben nett lands he will rush across to the Herald of fice to see whether Jay Gould has not captured that also. Lookers-on see the most of the game, and, to everybody except Mr. Bonnett, it is clear that, having secured all the land lines, Jay Gould will soon succeed in getting control ot all the cable lines. There are several morals which may be deduced from the facts. One is, that Jay Gould is a much cleverer man than Mr. Garrett or Mr. Bennett. Another is, that a newspaper proprietor ought to stick to his pa per and keep out of telegraph speculations. While Mr. Bennett has been playing with the Commercial cable, Mr. Gould’s man, Pulitzer, has been taking away all his best journalists and leaving the Herald away in the rear. We presume that, having obtained a monopoly of the telegraphs, Jay Gould will offer it to the Government at a price. He is too shrewd to at tempt to hold it long, and the tremendous sur plus in the treasury is very tempting. Another Swiwn—Grover Cleveland is swinging around the circle, just as Andy Johnson did. We hope, for the credit of the country, that his swing will not be followed by bis impeachment. Everywhere the people are curious to see a real, live President of tne United States, and glad to offer all sorts of courtesies to his pretty young wife. He may mistake this curiosity and courtesy, as John son did, for political popularity and an en dorsement of Ira policy. If so, history will have to repeat itself. Ed. Murphy, in the in terest of harmony between the Hill and Cleve land factions in this State, ought to send a tele gram to Grover, urging him to return to the White House, wearing the same sized hat as that with which he started on his swinging tour. A swelled head is fatal to any President. So far as we can judge, Grover Cleveland has only to sit still, and the -Democratic nomina tion will drop into his mouth, like his wife’s kisses. If he struggles for it, he may tear something. We do not oare what Democrat, or alleged Democrat, is set up for the Republican’s to defeat, at the next Presidential election, and we had as soon see Cleveland nominated as any other man. Repeal she Internal Revenue.—Be fore Congress meets every Senator and Repre sentative should talk with the people and hear for himself how unanimous is the demand for the repeal of the outrageous internal revenue system, which is impoverishing our business men and locking up useless millions in the overflowing treasury. Let each Senator anil Representative talk with the poor men, and learn how tobacco and whiskey are made dearer and of inferior quality. Let them talk with the business men, and learn how trade and com merce are disorganized by the immense, unnec essary surplus hoarded at Washington. Let them talk with bankers and capitalists, and learn the dangers of making money scarce. Let them talk with philosophers, and learn how ex travagance and corruption are fostered by rob bing the people to fill the government vaults. Such conversations will be an education in po litical economy, and Congressmen will then be as unanimous as the people in repealing the internal revenue tax upon labor, business and finance. _ “Caw Me, Caw Thee.”—The Presi dent is yet going toward the ever-increasing West, and making speeches from the “Ameri can Cyclopedia.” Many papers have found fault with his plagiarisms. We do not understand why they should. It is not the fault of Grover Cleveland that he doesn’t know much, and he must go somewhere to get information. Where better could he go for information than to a book which Charles A. Dana had edited ? We all know that Mr. Dana is an intense admirer of President Cleveland. Why should not the President, show his appreciation of Mr. Dana’s abilities 1 Notwithstanding that this is the lat ter part of the nineteenth century, the old Scotch proverb of “ tickle me and I’ll tickle you,” still holds good. We congratulate the President on bis present opportunity to return the editor of the “American Cyclopedia” Borne of the many kindnesses which that gentleman has extended to his “lat friend,” as Beau Brummei put it about the Prince of Wales, the afterward extra | ordinary George IV. of England, j A Question. —We call the attention of our readers to the article on our first page headed “A Royal Roue.” It is a terrible ar raignment of a scoundrel prince and king. The present Prince of Wales seems to be a natural descendant—in every thing which the word im plies—of “ The first gentleman of Europe.” If a worthy successor of George IV. goes upon the throne, how long will it be until the Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland becomes another En glish-speaking republic ? Another Great Judge.—ln Califor nia they have a judge named Sawyer, who would be fit to sit on the bench with Potter and Ruger, of our own State. Ho has decided that a man in hiding, out of tho jurisdiction of the trial court, has a right to count such time in his own favor. There are some judges in this country who are trying to destroy respect lor tho law. Look to the Judges.—All the large cities of this country are crying out against “ boodieism.” They are right. Let us all join to destroy the thieves who feed upon the taxes wrung from the people. But before we can suc ceed in this endeavor we must elect judges un like Potter aud Ruger. and (BuO. By Our .Own and Other Alleged Humorists. THE OLDEST INHABITANT. When the Winter Is long and exceedingly cold, And the sheep are found frozen to death in the fold. The Oldest Inhabitant then will rehearse Hie account of the Winters ho knew that were worse. If the season is backward and late is the Spring, Tho Oldest Inhabitant always will bring Forth some anecdotes grim, from his memory vast. Of ths very late Springs that they had in tho past. With affection on topics like these he will dwell, When you meet him at night at a country hotel. Patronizingly cheerful, he greets his old friends. And a drink, at another's expense, condescends. When the villagers meet at their annual Fair, The Oldest Inhabitant always is there. He indulges in peanuts and Wintergreen beer, And his praise o himself is amusing to hoar. He will brag of the plowing he did when a boy— How he beat ail the men in his father's employ. Much I fear that this fossil departs from the truth When his thoughts wander back to tho days of his youth. H. w. D. Our pleasant contemporary, Tid-Bits, is res ponsible for this clever hit at THE SIMPLE SERVANT MAID. Housewife (to new domestic)— “There is one thing 1 wish to say to you. The last girl had a habit of coming into the parlor and playing the piano occasionally. You never play the piano, do you ?” New Domestic—“ Yis, mum, I plays, but I’ll hov to charge you a dollar a week aixtry if I’m to furnish music for the family." An English exchange tells this amusing story about A POOR YOUNG MAN. Lord X, who married a wealthy but exceed ingly plain woman, took her to India with him. They attended a dinner in Calcutta at which an English duchess was seated next to tho Rajah of B. The rajah asked: “ And this Lord X, of your great country—has helbrought his wives with him ?” “S-shl” exclaimed the duchess, blushing scarlet, “ That’s Lady X, over there next the Viceroy I” The Oriental regarded Lady X for a moment, then remarked, with a sigh: “ Poor young man I I hope they allow him a nicer one at home I” SMALL OH ANGE. “It has been ascertained,” says an exchange, “ that the umbrella is far older than the pyramids.” Our esteemed contemporary undoubtedly refers to the umbrella which was loft in place of our new silk parachute at tho sewing bee last night. We are inclined to be lieve that he understates tho age of the venera ble relic. Arkansaw Traveller’s philosopher thus meditates: It is er mighty hard matter fur us ter see de bad p’iuts in or thief dat is willin’ter lend us money, ur de good p’iuts in er hones' man dat had 'fused ter do us a favor. Dar ain’t er weaker raskil in dis yere worl’ den human natur’. Boabder (at New Jersey farmhouse) — “See here, I’m getting tired of fried salt pork and potatoes for breakfast day after day; can’t you change?” Farmer—“Waal, I guess we kin, to please yer. After this wo will have the potatoes and salt pork for supper 1” One ot our young athletes was ex patiating to a young lady friend, whom he had honored by a call, on his ability as a walker, the other evening nt 11:30 o’clock, and was told by the sweet girl that she would dearly love to see him walk. Timid tourist—“ Say, cap’n, this boat seems very shaky. Was anybody ever lost in her?” Boatman—“ Not ter my knowledge. There was three men drowned from her last Thursday, but we found them tho next high tide.” Emil Zola received $60,000 from his pen last year, and a western paper says there is a bog raiser in Kansas who got twice that from his pen. And no doubt the hog raiser’s pep is the cleaner of tho two. Goethe gives us a vory small grip on things when he assorts that “we do not possess what we do not understand.” We think he should have made an exception in tho case of rheumatism. Next to a red wagon with a spring seat there is nothing so pretty as a drum-major who wears a hat made of a buffalo robe and swings a long pole with a silver knob on the end of it. Agent (to traveler) —“Have you a pol icy in case of accident ?” Traveler—“ Yes, sir. My policy would be to go halves with a smart lawyer and sue the company for $50,000.” Some people do not seem to care to make the neighborhood in which they live pic turesque. It they did they would go away. Better a dinner of herbs, with or without love, than a stalled railroad train ten miles from tho eating station. “ All But,” is the title of a story by Rose Terry Cooke. Probably the history of a billy goat. Waiting for the letter that never came is not a circumstaace to waiting for a backward sneeze. It takes nine tailors to make a man, but one tailor can make a dude. Poverty won’t be abolished this gen eration, by George! fit GOSSIP OF THE WE3K. The following attractions are announced for this week in New York: “The Marquis’’ at the Casino; “Leather Patch” at Harrigan’s; “Arabian Nights” at the Standard; Salsbury's Troubadours at the Bijou; “The Mouse Trap” at Wallack's; “Dandy Dick” at Daly’s; Mrs. Langtry at the Fifth Avenue: Dockstader's Minstrels; “Jim the Penman” at the Madison Square; “The Great Pink Pearl” and “Editha’s Burglar” at the Lyceum; Hobson and Crane in “The Henrietta” at the Union Square; Maurice Grau French Opera Company at the Star; Imre Kiralfy’s “Lagardera” at Niblo’s; Minnie Pal mer at the Fourteenth Street; Effie Elisler at the Windsor; “Harbor Lights” at the People’s; “A Dark Secret” at the Academy of Music; “Lights o’ Lon don” at Hart’s Theatre Comique; Globe Museum; Miss Ada Gray in “ East Lynne,” at Poole’s Theatre, and Henry Dixey at Lee Avenue Academy, Williams burg. Maurice Barrymore’s shirt front, as he stands on the upper steps of the portico ’neath the moon light, in that “exterior” in “Langtry’s Looking Glass,” knocks spots out of the pale sheen of the lunar prop, and almost sheds a lustre on the love sick pair at the foot of the stairs. The efforts to revive public interest in Koster & Blal’s music hall, which Mayor Hewitt caused to be closed for violation of the excise law some months ago, have thus far failed. A good concert is given, but the public had a taste of frolicsome femininity there once upon a time, and it is not willing to be “refined” or “educated” by simple music rendered in Teutonic claw hammers. W. J. Scanlan, the young Irish comedian and vo calist, gave the Mormons in Salt Lake City a touch , of his brogue last week, and from reports that have reached this city they liked it, Mr. Richard Mansfield’s success In Philadel phia with “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" last week, has been swift and certain. There, as here, the play caused much interest and discussion. The public flock to Mr. Mansfield’s performance in great num bers, and greet his work with even more strongly emphasized enthusiasm than in New York or Bos ton. There is not a night that the Chestnut Street Theatre is not crowded from top to bottom. There has not been a performance when the young trage dian has not been recalled after every act and at the end of the play. Cheers and the waving of hand kerchiefs reward him after the final episode of Hyde’s awful death. Mr. George Edgab appeared last night at the Opera House, York, Penn., as James Ralston, in “Jim the Penman." Stage Manager Presbury tele graphs that Mr. Edgar made a great hit; was “elec trical and full of feeling," and had several scene and curtain calls. He adds that the climax of the last act was superb. He plays “ Jim " very unlike either Whiting or Robinson, and wins the sympa thy of the audience. In no part is he cold or cruel to the wife, but full of tenderness and love for her. May Brooklyn, Presbury adds, “ was superb." Chevalier Blondin, who was for a long time one of the features of the Ravel Family, with his clever performances on the tight rope, will this winter fill engagements in Paris and Berlin, and in the spring comes to this city on a professional visit. Manager J. M. Hill is said to have “done up" Woolsey, the backer of “One Against Many,” in one round. Where were the reporters ? Mr. Ben Teal, the well known stage director, has just returned from San Francisco, after having made an elaborate production of Wilson Barrett’s “Clito.” He begins at once active preparations for a spectacular production of “She” at Niblo’s. An unusual company of local literary lights will honor the inaugural of Mr. James Roach’s dramatic tour, under Manager J. M. Hill’s direction, at Wor cester, Mass., Monday, October 17. It is said that A. C. Wheeler (Nym Crinkle), J. A. Harrington (Car boy), Jerome Eddy, W. F. Perkins, A. L. Parkes, F. C. Bangs, 0. A. Vernam, August Brentano, Mary Fiske, Harrison Gray Fiske, G. P. Brady, and a num ber of others will be of the party. Miss Marti Crocker, singer and actress, the wife of Spencer Pritchard, the actor, and sister of Josie Crocker, is dangerously ill of consumption, at her mother’s residence, 5,418 La Salle street, Chicago. She was forced to give up an engagement at Kansas City recently, and return home. " Lost in New York," by Leonard Grover, will be produced at the Grand Opera House, in Brooklyn, October 17th, and then go on the road, under the management of Messrs. Miles & Barton, oi the Bijou Opera House. It was tried on the Bostonians last Spring, and received so warm a reception, although badly cast and mounted, that Miles & Barton will put it on the stage in a very liberal manner. The play is a page from the history of the American me tropolis, and although it deals with the elements of humanity that surge through the lower part of the city, it is a pure and wholesome story, without pis tol-firing or knife-drawing. It is said of this drama that the people who are represented in it are alive to-day, and that the main points in the story are true. Miss Grace Henderson, who has lately made such a decided hit at the Lyceum Theatre, is the wife of Mr. David Henderson, part owner and manager of the Chicago Opera House. Watkins’s Tea Pabty, in “Catnip Tea.” is doing a very large business in the interior towns of Ohio. The new play to be produced at the Lyceum The atre by Mr. Dan Frohman is called " The Wife." "The Mahdi,” an opera composed by Mr. Robert Stoepel, who recently died, will be put on the road this season. The book is by J. Armoy Eaox and Mr. Schneider, of Baltimore. Mb. C. A. Byrne, of the Morning Journal, and Mr. Arthur Wallack have written a drama, for which it is said they havo already had an offer. Robert B. Mantell presented his new play of “ Monbars’’ in Cincinnati last week, with complete success. The local critics speak in the highest terms of the star and his play. Frederick Warde, the young tragedian, has be come an established favorite in this city, and his forthcoming engagement at the Windsor Theatre is already beginning to attract the attention of the pa trons ol that popular house. Last season Mr. Warde played there to a succession of crowded houses, and his reappearance appears to be of more than usual interest to the East-side theatre-goers. To-morrow evening the tragedian begins an engagement in Brooklyn, during which he will be seen in a round of his best parts, supported by an excellent com pany. Joseph Murphy, the popular Irish comedian and vocalist, will be seen at the Windsor Theatre during the week of October 17th, in his familiar plays of " Kerry Gow ’’ and “ Shaun Rhue.” Frederick Warde’s repertoire at the Windsor Theatre the weak of October 24th, will include " Virginius,” “ Galba, the Gladiator," “ Ingomar,” and other popular plays. Mr. John S. Clarke’s reappearance in this country after an absence of many years in England, where he has had great success, is an event of particular interest to theatre-goers. He stands with his con temporary and friend, Joseph Jefferson, among the leading American comedians, although he has passed nearly a score of years in England, where his work is more familiar to play-goers than here, to any but the older generation. One of his imper sonations which is remembered with admiration is that of Dr. Pangloss in " The Heir at Law.” Mr. Clarke is at present making a tour of this country, and in addition to “ The Heir at Law," is appearing in "Toodles," “She Stoops to Conquer,” and one or two other comedies. His company includes Theodore Hamilton, Creston Clarke, his sou, Mrs. Germon, Olga Brandon, and other capable people. The Edwin Booth,-Lawrence Barker com pany are playing a three weeks’ engagement in Chicago, and in spite of the fact that seats cost $2.50 each, hundreds havo been turned away at every per formance. This organization is unusually strong in its male members, and includes Edward J. Buckley, John A. Lane, Owen Fawcett, Ben. G. Rogers, P. Hanford, Lawrence Hanley and Charles M. Collins, seven excellent actors. The theatre-goers of this city will have a chance to see this exceedingly strong combination during the coming holidays, at the Academy of Music. Mlle. Rhea, the Franco-American actress, has not been seen in this vicinity in several years. She begins an engagement in Brooklyn, to-morrow night, during which she will appear in “ Fairy Fingers,” “Camille," "Pygmalion and Galatea," and “ Frou Frou,” supported by an excellent com pany. In “Fairy Fingers," the chief scene will show the rooms of a fashionable dressmaker, whore all the rich wardrobe of Mlle. Rhea will be display ed on aummies procured for that purpose. Frank Wilson of the Casino company has been allowed to air himself to the extent ot half a column of "explanations” of his row with the Aronsons. It’s a pity that so bright a man and excellent actor should not be able to control himsolf. Beside, it is a matter that is of little interest to the general pub lis, who care not a whit whether Mr. Wilson pro duces "The Lady and the Tiger” with the McCaull, or the Casino forces at his back. The New National American Company is com mencing to give vent to the same noisy bursts of promise that characterized its defunct bankrupt predecessor. Mrs. Thurber has come forward with a long address to the public iu favor of the galvan ized organization, giving her reasons for the failure of her “educational” schemes, and soliciting the support of the public for the new company. Con sidering the “strained relations” that existed be tween herself and Mr. Locke a few weeks ago, this new move appears rather peculiar. ‘•The Pointsman,” by the author of “ The Great Pink Pearl,” is A. M. Palmer’s property for America. The Madison Square company will produce it first. Mr. Palmer’s good luck in securing English suc cesses for this side is due to Charles Overton, who seems to be a play speculator in general and a pur chasing agent for Mr. Palmer in particular. “Jim the Penman,’’ “The Great Pink Pearl,” and all of Frank Harvey’s successes found their way to this stage through Overton. LAST WEEK OF “ LAGARDERE.” To-morrow night Imre Kiralfy’s sensuous and glittering “ Lagardere, the Hunchback of Paris," begins the last week of its long and successful run at Niblo’s. The crowds that have witnessed the performance of this melodramatic spectacle has justified Imre Kiralfy's prediction that it would prove one of the most profitable of his productions. The dramatic company, which includes J. H. Gilmour, as Lagardere; W. H. Lytell, Harold Fos burg and others, is a good one and has done ac ceptable work, while the ballets of the “ Gypsy Revels ” and " The Seven Ages " have become pop ular. Mlle. Qualitz, the graceful premiere; Arnold, the grotesque dancer, and the 120 young and handsome coryphees have established themselves in public favor, and have been vigorously applauded at every performance. A portion of the scenery and costumes to be used in Imre Kiralfy’s forthcoming spectacular produc tion of “ Mazulm,” the Ravel pantomime, arrived from Europe during the past week. M. Grossi, the maitre de ballet and stage manager, is expected with in a few days, when the preparations for this pro duction will be pushed with great rapidity. The Ravel pantomimes were formerly an exceedingly popular form of entertainment in this and other 1 cities A week from to-morrow night Denman Tuump-- son, accompanied by Joshua Whitcomb, Si Prime, Lettie Perkins and others, will take possession of the stage at this theatre, where they will again be seen in the familiar and popular “Old Homestead,” which will be presented with entirely now scenery and accessories and additional realistic effects, in cluding a pair ot horses. In the last act a large hill will be shown on which a big “ bob ” sleigh filled with people will slide rapidly down. This is not a toboggan slide as has been previously announced. Charming Olcott, the tenor, will load the "Old Homostead ” double quartette. “ THE MOUSE TRAP.” On Tuesday evening next. Wallack’s Theatre will come in line for the regular season. The opening night will be notable in being the inaugural performance of Mr. Henry E. Abbey s first season of the management ot this theatre. The occasion will be a memorable evont in the history of the long and honored career of Mr. Loster Wai lack, who has for so many years beon the sole manager of the theatres which havo for a quarter of a century borne his name as their distinctive title. This will be the first season that his theatres, the Star and the “ upper house” have been under other control than his own, and his retiring from the stage as one of its most famous artists, and as the manager of what has long been regarded the world as the leading theatre of America, is to be regretted But it is a matter of gratification to know, that the direction of his theatre has passed into tho keeping of a gentleman whose record as a manager is without a blemish, and whose executive ability and decision of character have made him one of the few prominent and successful leaders iij the later and most important theatrical enterprises of his time. Ha possesses all the requisites of ex perience and judgment to ensure him success in this new and venturesome undertaking, and certainly there can be none who will wish him other than good fortune and increase of reputation as the suc cessor of Mr. Wallack in the management of this theatre. Mr. Abbey’s company—for the season, will include Miss Rose Coghlan. Mme. Ponisi, Mrs. Louisa Eldridge, Miss E. Blaisdell, Miss Kato Bartlett. Mrs. Abbey, Miss Minnie Conway, Miss Netta Guion, Miss Enid Leslie, Miss Effie Liston, Mr. Osmond Tearle. Mr. John Gilbert, Mr. Harry Edwards, Mr. J. W. Piggott, Mr. Charles Dodsworth. Mr. Kyrle Bel. low. Mr. Charles Groves. Mr. E. D. Ward, Mr. Sam. Sothern, Mr. W. T. Lovell. Mr. T. W. Robertson, Stage Director. He commences his season with ths first represen tation on any stage of Mr. Sydney Grundy’s origi nal comedy-drama, entitled “The Mouse Trap," with the subjoined cast: Lord NormantowerMr. Osmond Tearle Sir Peter Lund Mr. Charles Groves Philip SelwynMr. E. D. Ward Tom VerinderMr. Sam Sotheru Kate DerwentMiss Hose Coghlan Beatrice Selwyn, Mrs. Abbey Mildred SelwynMiss Enid Leslie The drama is in three acts; the now scenes are by Mr. Phil. Goatcher. " HARBOR LIGHTS.” Mr. J. A. Herne and his company, in the sensa tional drama, “Hearts of Oak," were encouraged during the past week by numerous and apprecia tive audiences. Their final performance wan given last evening, at tho People’s Theatre. Tomorrow and every evening during tho waek and at the matinees on Wednesday and Saturday afternoons, the popular drama—first produced iu this city at Wallack’s—entitled ■• Harbor Lights,” will be the attraction. The cast will bo capably represented, and the various scenic effects and stag® appointments tho same as those which marked it®*' original American performances. Acting Manager Charles Davis was —although the fact until now has not had publication—on Thurs day evening last, after tho curtain fell upon the last act of the play, the fortunate recipient of a very valuable present. Or rather a souvenir of his travels, many year® ago, in India. It was the diamond-studded hookah or pipe once owned by tne Rajah Agra-Aga-Neka- Waui, when he was the chief official of Benares. The presentation was made by Ayah Djalmapoo— an Indian merchant of Singapore, now here on a pleasure trip, The pipe is a wonderful example ol artistic design and is valued at S7OO. After the presentation, Manager Miner, Mr. Davis, the Ayah Djalmapoo, Mr. James A. Hearne, Mr. Abe Hummell, the Wicked Gibbs, Hon. Jake Hess, A. 0. Wheeler and other invited guests, sat late at the festive board and “ hit ” the pipe for all it was worth, until—well, it was late. The pipe is now on exhibition in a velvet-lined cabinet in the lobby, opposite the orchestra entrance. GRAU’S FRENCH OPERA CO. This week will be the last of the brief season of French.oomic opera at the Star Theatre. Monday and Wednesday “La Fills de Madame Angot" will be presented for the last times, with Mlle. Bennati and Mlle. Pirard. Tuesday Mlle.Bennati will appear in “La Mascotte.” Thursday Mlle. Pirard will make her farewell bow in " Serment d’Amour,” and on Friday, Saturday afternoon and Saturday even ing, “Fatinitza" will be produced for the first time in French, with Mlle. Bennati as the heroine. If wa endeavor to call up in review a list of act ors who are true artists in the field of comedy, w® aro apt to find ourselves brought to a stop by th® name of Joseph Jefferson. Certainly there are now no actors who can justly be placed on the same level with that gracious and refined Interpreter of all that is bright and cheery in comedy, or who approaches him in the versatility of his achievements. _„Mr. Jefferson, assisted by Mr. John Drew, Miss Emma Vaders, Mr. Barton Hill, and other well known artists, will appear at this theatre on Monday week, Oct, 17, in “ The Rivals,*’ as Bob Acres. "MY SWEETHEART.” To-morrow night petite and pretty Minnie Palmet will ba “welcomed home" after more than, two years in England and Australia in soach of filthy lucre, which she is said to have found in large quantities. The little actress has arranged to re ceive her friends at Manager Rosenquest’s Four teenth Street Theatre, where the reception is an nounced to begin at eight o’clock sharp. There has been a large demand foi' places, and a crowded house may be expected. The exercises will be an operetta once familiar t< playgoers here, in one act, entitled “The Ring and the Keeper,” in which Miss Palmer will assume fl dual role, that of a boy and a girl. It is an interesting story, and a number of charm ing songs are introduced. On the same evening the familiar “My Sweetheart" will be given, with Miss Palmer in her original part, diamonds and all. The supporting company includes S. A. Roberts, an English comedian; T. J, Hawkins, Thos. WibbdT. Hal Clarendon, Ben Henderson, C. W. Allison, ancK Misses Carrie Reynolds and Jaue Gray. Manager Rosenquest promises appropriate scenery. •‘A DARK SECRET.” The interest in this drama continues unabated, and the Academy has been crowded at every per formance of this sensational play. The demand for seats is unusually large and are being sold for sev eral weeks in advance. Last Monday night Mis® Adelaide Stanhope made her first appearance in the leading female role, and added materially to the strength of the cast. Many water scenes have been shown on the stage, but none so realistic and ex citing as the Henley regatta, on a vast river of real water, and the following one where the heroine is thrown into the water. George Hosmer continues to be the hero of th® Henley regatta, where ho wins the race in true pro fessional style, and is vigorously applauded for his victory. “THE HENRIETTA.” Bronson Howard’s fine comedy has struck the popular fancy decidedly at the Union Square Thea tre, if bustle and throngs and extra high prices are important in s-ettling this successful quality. Bron son Howard, the discoverer of the “Land and Min ing" wealth; Robson and Crane, the principal operators, and J. M. Hill, the manager and capital ist, will increase their reputations as success ful manipulators of this class of stocks and ad ditional fortune to their present plethoric purses. Every night since the opening the “Standing loom only” sign has been necessary, and the ex treme merit of the production and rare delight of all attending, is mortally sure to make the Union Square Theatre for n long time to come, a scene of one of the most pronounced and gratifying suc cesses recorded in local theatrical annals. "WOMAN AGAINST WOMAN.” Frederick Bryton appeared at the Windsor Thea tre last week in his romantic play of “Forgiven,” and succeeded in pleasing large audiences. To-morrow night, Miss Effie Ellsler, the fireside favorite, begins as engagement, when she will be seen in Frank Harvey's emotional drama entitled “Woman Against Woman," which drew crowded houses last season at the same theatre. This will be, in all probability, Miss Ellsler’s last appearance in New York in the part of Bessie Bar ton, as she is under contract to produce several new plays next season. The charming actress will have the assistance of a good company, that in cludes Messrs. Frank Warton, Archie Boyd, Archi bald Foster, J. B. Doud, Orrin Johnson. C. B. Heaps, and Misses Lizette Le Baron, Mary Myers, Florence Field and Billie Wilson. Manager Murtha will provide handsome and ap propriate scenery and accessories. Matinees as usual. There has been a large demand for seats, and a succession of larg® audiences may be es* . nested.