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TIHIWD4Y FEKIUMKT 7. IS7H SOMETHINO OF ACTORS STAGE. AND THE it is pood to be BofU-iu'd rathci' than made hard and callous by the haud of Father Time. Silvered hair is nioro liecoiiiiii! than a wig ; and although ba'dness is sometimes a becom ing and veiiurablo misfortune, it is butter to bo hirsute than bare of pule. (By the way, w:s note that tli? North I'olo is more like ir fl'ill'er li.irrene-tw tlian the Souther sort. Your Southron oitimes is very healthful of sealo and retentive of the capillaries.) Excuse the (iiremioii. We have Leon reminded freshly 'f old times by a 1 tie exjK-i iVnee of Jim Yin won, the show -a.-tor. (wd bless us and save us! how we do like the good old torma: And aiiow-actor is aaiong the best of ;,11 stout S.ixons, Or.uidfutlior Whitehead, is Ji:n. Tn my salad days when I was green in jud-i-iRi-iit i wei.t and saw and was conducted." So n.tid old Timeliness talking to himself. (ieaven help us! how the old tiux n. i Ins o,it-t;roMii4 .11 A NIGHT IN THE MOUNTAINS. THE STORM KISi! Himw Hboes, Snow Shots, Snow N3ap! He iti Saved ! Mat-ready pl.iy Wol.soy II. lenry Iimx MaiuleT. ami .waciieiii Aaaiiis n.av i .v'.". r M lx.'r;.n j'i-.v Me (irave Inner : seen IaMiuux play Raili-j Nieol .),irvie, and J?.ili ( 01 e;.'oeilinly clover comedian of the old S!itiisii Valley day--,), in the Specter Ihi.L;n..i:i. As to the Ch;n i ians, from Harry, who married Julia Dr.tke (whoso fatlai's wax. t';'eV Hiram Powers Modeled for the old Cincinnati Mi;.-'etim to "'d( Jeorge, who was the. yreat Maw-worm (m the "Lottery Ticket,") of coarse we know them all with a queer, interesting intimacy. (As I live, I have seen ieo. Chapman play Othello, the- Stranger, and Hamlet, Prince of Denmark.) Well, well! but this is merely tho garni loll sn ess of approaching senility. What's all this to do with old Jim Vinson Well this, merely: He said to this com mentator the other day at rehearsal: ''People think that actors don't work hard. Never a grosser or more unjust conclusion of ignorance and prejudice." We nodded assent ; and we knew, in an abstract sort of way that what Mr. Vinson had said reminded us of some thing, ho we stumbled about among some iet books of ours and found William Hazlctt talking in this fashion, as follows "Actors have been accused, as a profession f beintr extravagant and dissipated. While they are said to be so as a piece of common cant, thev are likely to continue so. But there a sentence in Shakespeare which should be stuck as a label in the mouths of beadles and whinners-in of morality. 'The web of our life is of a mingled yarn, good and ill together: our virtues would be proud if our faults whipped them not: and our vices would des pair if they wore not cherished by our virtues.' With, respect to the extravagance of actors, as a traditional character, it is not to be won riered at. They live from hand to mouth; they plunge from want into luxury, they have no means of making money bwd, and all professions that do not live by turning money into money, or have not a certainty of accu mulating it in the end by parsimony, spend it Uncertain of the future, they make sure of tho present moment. This is not unwise: Chilled with poverty, steeped in contempt, they sometimes mss into tho sunahino of fortune, and are lifted to the very pinnacle of public favor; yet even there cannot calculate on tho continuance of success; but are, 'like the giddy sailor on tho mast, ready with every blast to topple down into the fatal bowels of the deep!' Besides, if the young enthusiast, who is smitten with the stage, and with tho public as a mistress, were naturally a close hunk, he would become a city clerk, instead of turning player. Again with respect to the habit of convivial indulgence, an actor, to be a good one, must have a great spirit of en joyment in himself, strong impulses, strong passions, and a strong sense of pleasure; for it is his business to imitate the passions, and t' cominuicate pleasure to others. A man of genius is not a machine. The neglected actor may be excused if he drinks oblivion of his disappointments; the successful one if ho quails the applause of the world, and enjoys the friendship of those who are the favorites of fortune, in draughtd of nectar. There is no path so stoop as that of fame; no labor o hard as tho pursuit of excellence. The intellectual excitement, inseparable from those professions which call forth all our sensibility, to pleasure and pain, requires some some corresponding physical excitement to support our failure, and not a little to allay the the ferment of tho spirits attendant on success. If there is any tendency to dis sipation beyond this in the profession of a player, is owing to tho prejudice entertained against them, to that spirit of bigotry which in a neighboring country would deny actors a Christian burial after death, and to that cant of criticism, which in our own, slurs over their characters, while living, with ahalf-witted jest. " And so and so and so and so ! with these "abstract and brief chronicles of the time;" and as with them, so indeed with their first cousins of Bohemia, the Fellows of the College of Reports. But the work is cheery ; and when the End comes it is to be remem bered that I The glory ends not comes o er has sueii VIII; s'cn I .us 1 ; sec But tho pain u passed ! Miss Anderson's entertainment is postponed til next Saturday at the theater. In the earlier and less artificial days of the Republic, when there were surface diggings at Ororille, which like a bread-and-miik poultice drew out a part of the corruption of San Fran cisco, there dwelt by tho sedgy banks of the Main Feather, the yet unsalivated city of Oro ville, "The Gem of the Foothills." After lifo's fiitfui f.vc-r (and auu) Hoc loM well. That was in Ti5 vigilante times. And so it was a nice, clean city. Mr. Hobart was at that time Deputy Sheriff and Tax Collector, and he deserves great credit for his efforts there in preserving the peace. About this time a very accommodating ar.d satisfactory stage line was run between Oro vil'.e and Marysville. The favorite driver (for Hall and Crandall) was our old friend Van Hooker. We met him yesterday for the first time iii "J00 years. (He used to drive the stage hence to Aurora and must be very very widely known to the older residents of Carson.) l.O.sT IN TIfE SNOW. Mr. Van I looker having an engagement with a friend and- business acijuaintanee whom he had agreed to meet here (in Carson) and whom he Lad failed to meet when lie ex pected to, started on Tuesday week, January 2:1, nit., to make the trip hi: her on enow shoes. He and Osgood of the Ilangtown toll oad (who lives on this side the grade) started together. Oi course they did not start on snow siioes; out tuev mil start irom Plaeerville afoot and fetched up that evening at the Paciiie House. Here they were over taken by a rain storm. Jut the next day, notwithstanding the inclemency of the weather, they made Morris's ranch. Next day they struck Dick's Station ; and there thev took snow shoes. That day they made 12 miles and fetched up at the Straw berry House, Charley Watson's place. The next morning they made Osgood's at the foot of grade, just as you strike Lake Valley on this side of the first summit. Then came the iron works'. He, Van, leaving Mr. Osgood at home, started alone, on his snow shoes for Genoa. He fetched along all right, with spanker boom floating in the amber moon light and everything flying alow and aloft, past Friday's, past the zig-zags of the grade 'till he struck the summit. Then, as he turned his eye to the West'ard and Southard he saw the black clouds of a gathering war of the elements marshalling themselves for battle. Then, buckling on his armor (taking a reef in his snow shoes, and brailing up his dunnage, clewing up his fore t' gallan' main jib downhill agin the waist), he ga?e himself up to the riotous ride down the mountain side. He was trying, in vain, to scud ahead of the storm. Indeed, he was going "under bare poles;" for his balancing pole was what sustained him and kept him from breaking his neck. He was eight hours in the tem pest. He finally fetched up at the Hermitage and found hospitality and the blessed boon of safety. This tremendous feat was done "across country." A man was liable to be blown into the fathomless depths if he started to fetch across tho Kingsbury grade. Gillett found Van at Genoa and brouhgt him here. Such a feat as he performed was never before successfully accomplished. The wonder is that he got through at all. But he is here as sound as a trivet! A BEAUTIFUL PRESENT. Last evening in the guards' quarters at the Nevada State Prison, the members of the guard presented to their Captain R. Gonnand a very beautiful medal or remembrance in the shape of a largo Maltese cross of gold and black enamel. It is very elaborately chased and handsomely lettered the letters being of black enamel. A pin, fashioned after a cuff pin and hinged to the top of the cross carries the word Captain, in ornate Roman letters. Then on each of the flanges or faces of the cross the words Nevada State Prison Guard. In the center of the cross, in a circle is a very clever design, representing a prison guard near his box on the top of the wall, and a sun-burst behind him. This is done with a really artistic hand. On the back of the cross are tho words, "Presented to Capt. II. Gon nand by the Guards Jan. 1, 1878." Mr. Moger of the force presented tho cross in a neat speech and the captain who was taken entinJy by surprise was very greatly moved, and too thankful for utterance. It is a splendid pres ent most worthily bestowed; for the captain is THEATER "HUNCHBACK. Another large and brilliant audience assem last night to witness the performance of this beautiful standard play by the riper Opera House Company. Few of the plays written by the late James Sheridan Knowles (and their name is leigon) have been more popular than this one; it enjoyed splendid runs at Drury Lane and Coven t Garden Theaters, London, and the noblest impersonators of a noble art have essayed the different character rolo3 with greater or less success in all the principle theaters of Europe and America. A play associated with the Kembles, Keans and others of equal fame is no small venture to be put on our boards and we were delighted, as ITEMS. The stormiest storm of the last three yeara has been upon us this change of the moon. But she is dry now, is "Pale Hecate," anl there'll be a change. (The Morning Appeal never failed to predict something about the weather. Also its predictions never failed . and never will. Also bill-heads, letter-heads, and other varieties of job printing.) The sleighing is very good. And as Emer son says, "If the red slayer thinks he slays" etc., why, we'd as we'd as well have a thaw and done with it. And J. M. Benton still supplies all mankind with all sorts of wheeled vehicles, also Hank Monk and other jerk; waters. The best terms to the best custom- was also each member of the auditorium, with ers, likewise Happy Jack! not only most deservin f the best of oilicers but ov.c the entlemeu. The medal is the workmanship of Butch of Virginia City and reflects great credit on his handicraft. i.:-3- - THE ORMSBY HOUSE. t as a whole uniss to par- Mr. Vinson's Master in the highest terms. a r.4i:n. It affords us great pleasure to reproduce the following very emphatic (and well deserves) compliment to Mr. John T. Pantlind of the Orrnsby House th-' best hoh-l, without .--timi in yemtbt. 1$ay the critical gentlemen of the Opera House Company : Carson City, Feb. 7, 1878. To Mr. John T. Pantlind Dear Sir: Owing to the exceptional comfort, civility and attention we have experienced in your hotel during our visit to this town, we feel it no more than bare justice to place on record our appreciation of the maxims w hich you cause to be universally observed in your house for the comfortable accommodation of guests whatever may be the duration of their stay; and we shall take every opportunity of mak inn these facts known to travelers calling at Carson. Wishing you the success in business which your energy and good management fairly entitle you to, we are, dear sir, faith fully yours, J. H. Vinson, Frank Kilday, Murray Woods, T. C. Howard, P. E. Sullivan, Miss G. Woodthorpe. Mrs. Robinson it son, Louis Jacobson, Members Piper's Opera House Company, Virginia City, Nevada. Fred. G. Maeder, W. C. Crosbie, Cecil Grey, Charles C. Bowman, King Iledley, Mrs. Norton Bush, TRAIN ITEMS. PETER FUNK BY EXPRESS. Several boxc3 C. 0. D. were received at tne express olhce yosteruay for umerent parties in this city, upon which tho charges were ?14 each. Preceding the boxes came to each party a letter bearing tho mystic mes sage, "a decision at last." These kind letters contained tho gratuitous information that a great many unclaimed valuable prizes had been left in tho hands of the managers of the , , i i l l. : .1. . several gigantic lotteries wnicn uae been doing a disinterested money distributing business down South for a number of years. In the goodness of their hearts the represent atives of these schemes wishing to beneht their noor fellow rxeatures met in New Or- leans and had a little d:-a ving all to them selves. To their great surprise the recipients of these letters were informed that in the dis tribution they had been remembered and the committee had kindly sent them 8280 worth of jewelry, which they had the privilege of examining, if they wished, before t king out of the office. We saw one of tlv 'loxes opened yesterday at the office and "l. . it all our fancy painted it. " A rich prof.;.. n of rings, studs, ear-rings, breastpins, slct .: buttons and watch chains appeared wlv.e'i would delight the heart of a waiter girl and make Hank Monk envious. All was bright, sparkling, pastey. and the profusion of pre cious stones was stunning. The value is un doubted, and there is no doubt but that the jewelry, as well as the receiver, is given away. We believe none of the boxes have been taken as yet, and the boys at the office are prepared to dispose of them for the low price of $14. Ten in gold, tour in silver; a great bargain. Personal. Mr. B. C. Dick; special agent for the London and West Assurance Com panies, is in the city, en route for Fmc-ald.-t county, where he will adjust the losses recently occasioned by fire. We noticed yesterday morning in the smoking car a large, stern looking man seated by tho stove in the impressive attitude of John Sharp, who attracted our attention by the bold and commanding manner he ordered the news boy to bring him a paper and asked sternly "how much." We inquired about him. Ed Stonehill told us his name was C Kendell of California and that he once re sided in White Pine. We think we have heard his name before. Two sleepers came up yesterday morning. JUrs. .Ave, Judges Mesiok: and .Lewis were among the passengers. .Notwithstanding tne storm tne morning express was only fifteen minutes late. Men are engaged clearing the track and switches all along the lino. The snow plow was out yesterday. Senator Baker of Eureka left last evening for the bay. Crit. Thornton and Judge Seeley came down from Virginia bound for tho same port. Bill Leete and Put. the yetaran bus driver of tho Comstock were among the passengers both en route for Arizona. The southern stage connected train last night despite the storm, time. Con reports the roads the ever saw. the artistic and excellent performance last evening. What it lacked in the production is as amply compensated by an evenness of acting, and although we mig praise the acting it will not be ticularix.e a little. Of Walter we must speak It was artistic in ever- sense of the word, full of lire, tenderness, resolution and energy as the cunning of the scene required, and this old actor, and as we may nay old frienu, evi denced the fact that none of his natural pow ers are impaired but rather mellowed by time and practice to a perfection of detail rarely excelled. Miss Young's Julia was a good eli'ort, and the love of a country girl, caught by the glitter of a coronet, but who scarcely knew her heart, was depicted iudurement. Miss Katv Mavhew as was brim full of good spirit and fun, and in her scenes with her oou.-.in Modus made many a susceptible heart wish for just such a chance as the young collegian had. Mr. Fred G Maeder essayed a difficult line as Modus but proved himself a painstaking young actor with a rare aptitude for eccentric acting. The audience laughed at and applauded him. Mr. Crosbie as Fathom caused much merriment. Mr. T. C. Howard as Lord Tinsel gave a very good impersonation of the brainless votary of fashion. Mr. Sullivan's Clifford was also good. Messrs. Kilday, Hedley and Woods did the little required of them well, afterpiece Mr. Crosbie and Howard with skill and Helen In the divided the honors of the evening. THE AMATEUR ENTERTAINMENT. with the Excellent worst he A Goon Si-eject.- One of the members of the Virginia Relief Committee told us of an application lately received which is not bad, considering the state of the stock market. A woman camo to the Committee rooms and begged for relief. The usual questions were asked. Among others, ' Have you any ready money?" "Oh, yes," was the reply, "I have thirty dollars a month." "Well, what do you do with that?" he queried. "Why, I keep that," she naively replied, "to pay the assessments on my stocks!" The Committee man told her he thought she was hardly a proper subject for relief, and that honest female retired feeling that the greatest injus tice had been done her, quite indignant, in fact. Oh, the cruelty of that Committee man. W ho needs relief as much as a regular assess ment payer? Stop Thief! Some miscreant petty larceny kleptomaniac has been nipping Ben Foster's copy of the Morning Atpkal for several days. Ben says if he will send him his ad dress lie will subscribe for the paper for him. Ben knows the value of our home, fireside, strictly religious and moral journal, and wishes all to enjoy its blessings. We concur. Will be glad to receive the additional sub scriber and to Le spared the agony of furnish ing extra copies. Off for the 'Roarers. Our thorough going townsman, Hon. W. P. Mcintosh, fitpis fcerco for Aurora this morning. "Watty" goes to take charge of the bar part of the house. Good! We do not believe it necessary to say any thing to our descriminating readers (and all the readers of the Mokning Appkal are of that description), to induce them to attend the entertainment proposed by tho amateurs whose names are found in the programme elsewhere printed. A perusal of the pro gramme itself is enough. We note that Mr. Laughton and Mr. Harry Whitney are cast for the overture. That means that Charley Laughton will play the violin and that Mr. Whitney will accompany him upon the piano. Nobody in Carson need be told how delight ful a performer Mr. Laughton is. Doubtless he is the best ameteur violinist on the coast; certainly he is the best in Nevada. Mr. Whitney is a very accomplished young gen tleman; and his piano playing is spoken of in the warmest terms by excellent judges of mu sical matters. The quartette by Mrs. Howe and Mrs. Bender and Messrs. Mason and Seoville will be very charmiug. Mrs. Howe has a very sweet soprano voice; a'i 1 all who recollect the performance of the )raf orio of Esther will call to mind the exeelk 'ice and evident culture of Mrs. Bender's very pure contralto. Mr. Mason's splendid tenor and Mr. Seoville's full, sonorous baritone have been heard from choir and rostrum so cften and met with so much applause that we :ieed but to mention their names to assure our readers, in advance, of the certain excellence of the rendition of The Homestead on the Hill. We are glad to note that Miss S:eila Gates, who has a very decided talent f e pub lic performances, will sing a solo We may all be sure that Mr. Seoville wil' do Trow bridge's "vagabond" in admirable fashion. His little trick dog is the cute-it of the cute; and being a prayerful little animal his eil'orts in behalf of the church are singularly appro nnate. Miss uelma J Jeer, one or tne more recent acquisitions to the society of our little city is said to be a magnificent pianist. That she is to play a solo we are glad to know. The whole to conclude with the"Boston Dip.' v ill wager a year s subscription that this con cert will be a splendid success, rain or shine. ArriPEN'Ts. We are very sorry to learn that Mr. Sam. Nevers, our old townsman (ex County Commissioner) fell day before yester day and .broke his leg. Also that our eld friend Swaffer. of Walker, has broken his leg. These old timers must stand firmer on their pegs ! Have no doubt they'll fetch out all right. Anyhow we hope so. Postponement. We are requested to state, that on account of the seventy of the storm, the funeral of Mr. Isaac Warren has been postponed until 2 o'clock to-day. Bi llion. Been none for several days. One bar came in last evening. Too late to get value or mine. Guess they will begin to pour in after this. In the midst of our poor nakedness is our desire to be clothed. And so comes in Joe Platt and Frank Boseowitz, each with an Ul ster in one hand and a paper collar in the other. Price no consideration. One price and no questions asked. No extra charge for reserved seats. As to the general cry for more mud, you needn't be afraid to deal with Ike McConnell. Good as the blessed gold, all the way thro". Murk Gaige's saloon is still a good and pro fitable place of resort. Drinks 12h cents. Also Gus Lewis's, where, besides the goods, wares and mcrchandite, you have a chance to enjoy the comforts of the comfortablest sa loon in Carson. But the cold weather breeds a liking for stoves of various patterns. And so the pru dent housewife, inspired by the genius of economy, seeks Eugene Kail, Geo. Tyrell proxy. ' (We have Charley Wilson's word that George is the best fireman in the world! To clothe the naked, these cold and stormy days, it is necessary to buy calicoes and de laines and other fabrics and so one flocks to Mrs. Sheyer's, to Mr. Harris, to Messrs. Morris oh Co. and to Oleovich's. And for all bills of fare or lading, labels, dodgers, etc. ; also for the only religious pa per in the State, go, or come, rather to the, to the office of the Morning Appeal, price 8, per annum in advance, and a liberal dis count for clubs. GILLSOfJ & BARBER Have on Hand and OlTer for Sals a Large and Well Selected Stock of GENERAL MERCHANDISE, WHICH WK OFFER AT AS LOW RATKB as any legitimate house in the trade can TXMsiMr afford to sell and pay their honest debw. 1 :w.-un ;azi Our Stock Conaistajln Part of GROCERIES, PROVISION?, BUTTEB, F.LQUR, GRAIN, GROUND FEED, CLOTHING, UQUQRS, O'LS. P.1IXTS,"" caaciiERV. STOVES, P 1 1 A KM A CK IT 1 C A I Thk Tows is healthy. The sanitary condition is all that the most fastidious of the medical profession could desire' This, wo are informed, is owinj? to the purity of the drusrs, medicines, fancy articles, perfumery, powder, pomatum, and peculiar article of improved pills furnisncd by O. Pothecary Willis, at the old stand opposite the Capitol, and at the comer of Kinj; and Carson streets ; which, it is generally understood, every one understands where it is, and it is only necessary to keep up the general run of the healthy condition of the general uervous system, or any other system, t keep on patronizing Willis. Everything n the drug line can be procured at the shortest notice and en the must reasonable terms. jnl TINWARE. HAKeWAfB, ROOTS AND SHOES, Ktc. Etc Etc From our long experience in the business, and knowing and appreciating the wants of our customers and the in habitants of this section of the country fe-encrally, we feet We Can Guarantee Satisfaction ; To allwho mayjfavor us with thoir patronage. Give us a call and examine oar stock and IrJceg before purchasing elsewhere. CILLSON Carson, October 6, 1877. & BARBER. NOTICE. TTAVI NG XZ2J P! Oft ELK RENTED THE! SOAP FACTORY, I will manufacture the best quality of Chemical Olive Soap, SatB Soda ar.d Washing Powders, And will (apply the public on most reasonable termsf J. Vf . DCJTV Careoa., Saptmbr 3, l77.