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ftp THE BROOKLYN DAILY EAGLESOTDAY, MAY 13, 1883. LIFE IN NEW YOEK CITY. A Budget of Personal Gossip from the Metropolis. Tho Proper Thing r.otos S. 51. M. M. Tlve Chinese Coaching The Cliamber of Commerce Dinner Miss Astor Bedsteads Trcbl - zoiuto Cheap Ticket;; Bunko Mrs. Abbey. Political Houses in A'cvy York. It is now tho proper thing for newspaper men to become bankers. No self respecting newspaper man will hereafter bo content to stay long in tho business after the brilliant examples that have hcen set. Countless journalists have gone down to Wall street recently. Tho latest to enter the ranks of bankers unci bjokors is William Henry Unrlbert, Into ctlilor in nil i ef of the World. Ho has sold out and goes off to represent Mr. Jay Oouhl in London, after which he comes to America to enter Wall si rent. Two of his reporters, one of whom is named Mure, and another Dickinson, have already become brokers, ami Mr. John fiilmoro Speed, managing editor of tho H'ei - fa, joins a banking firm next week. Meanwhile the World goes to Mr. Josepfppulitzer, late of St. Louis. Pulitzer in going to start a two cent paper in Now York that will show tho natives what is done in tho boundless West. I received a letter from Washington to - day from a man well acquainted in financial affairs at the Capital, which said: " Have you heard that Joseph Pulitzer is backed by the Standard Oil Company in his purchase of tho IforM and that William C. Whitney, lato Corporation Counsel or Now York, is tho go between anil general manager of the affair?" I bad not heard of it and it doesnot seem quite likely, although it comes from a man wliusc opinions are usually firm. Tho H'orW is to start out as an independent paper, and will shake out all tho old fogy ideas implanted in it by Unrlbert. It will suroly kill it if is known as tho organ of that vast and soulless monopoly, the Standard Oil Company - Ono thing is certain, Mr. Pulitzer will make a. bright paper. Whether it will bo too bright and become slanderous and personal is ono thing, but certain it is that be will put new life into journalism in New York. The World has had a remarkable history. It lias ebang"d hands half n dozen times, and has always been more or less of a failure up to tho present time. lew people now remember that it was originally started as a daily religions paper, under tho editorial charge of ,T. Watson Webb, who is still living. When William H. Unrlbert took the paper he was tho pet of New York society, a man of perfect culture, agreeable manners., handsome figure and winning ways. He was an eagerly sought guest for dinner parties and club receptions and had the entree to the lirst houses of the city. His work on the Times put him in the first rank of editorial writers in tho country, and when bo took hold of the World it was predicted that we would have a journal which would combine the eleganco of diction and purity of style of the Sjier.tntor with tho weight of the .'mrftin 'Vines and tho enterprise of the London AVie.v. Instead the organ drifted into a snobbish imitation of English modes and manners. Tho man wlto is an ariiocrat of the most fastidious type attempted to lead the ab!o bodied Democrats of America, with whom ho had not a parti - clo of sympathy. Failure was the inevitable ro - milt. Again tho World was on its last legs when Jay Gould stepped in and tried to use it for his stock jobbing schemes. His connection wilh it at once bo - came known. Hence it was of no use to him, for when people knew its editorial comments woro inspired, they at once lost all faith in them. A couple of months ago Mr. Gould decided to close up all his interest in America, except in telegraph and railroad stocks, preparatory to his jnnch talked of cruise around Iho world. Among other things ho decided to get rid of was his newspaper, which was sinking thousands of dollars a week. At that time he oifered Mr. Hurlberl a hundred thousand dollors for his interest in tiie paper. Mr. Gould already owned something like .?:!fm,ilOi) of tin: etab. lislnnent, and when Unrlbert accepted his hundred thousand dollars, Gould became the sole owner. He at once sold out for four hundred thousand dollars to Mr. Pulitzer. On retiring, Mr. Hurlberl did tho usual tiling. He. wrote a beautiful letter to all his employes, which was copied on a type writer in pale ink. In this letter he thanked them all for tho fidelity and ability wilh which they discharged the duties confided to them, and advised them to stay at their present salaries with Mr. Pulitzer for at least two weeks to come. The employes of tiie World have been steadily reduced during the last four years, until at tho present time they are living on the interest of th"ir debts, plus au almost Infinitesimal salary from William Henry Hurl - bert. Their lale chiefs kindness in allowing them to remain on this specter of a healthy salary is a sweet remembrance to them all. Among newspaper men it is a cause of general gratification that the H'oWd has fallen into (he. hands of men who will spend some money in running il, but the outlook is conceded to be somewhat gloomy. , , Trn; Lotos is very much worried because of a prominent down town druggist having advertised Lotos Club soda. Whether the soda is not good, is loo cheap, or whether it is because the club f considers it a disparagement to its dignity to give Its name to such a mild and inoffensive - drink as soda water, is not clear, but certainly the club is displeased with the distinction. They talk of a law suit wilh the proprietor of the place to see if he cannot be restrained from using thnr name. The club is also Buffering from noioriety now on account of its cook. A cat has been in the habit of coming into the rear window of the kitchen and rating from (he Lotos Club larder whatever happened to strike its fastidious tasto The cool; stood this for some time, and at last cut off the tail of Iho cat with a meal cleaver. Upon this Hie Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals iwooped down upon the luckless cook with great vigor, and had him arrested ami incarcerated in the city jail. Then he was discharged by the club and fined by Hie court. The Lotos Club men, oddly enough, con - lider it a personal disgrace if their speeches at the monthly dinner are to be believed that their cook should be arrested, though, of course, they are not individually responsible for the temper of the gentlemen who preside over the culinary department of the club. Every man in tho l.otos Club firmly believes that tho suit of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals was Instigated and abet ted by the members of tho Union Club. The clubs are on opposite corners of Twenty - first street, and hato each other bitterly. If the Lotos Club puts in a now plate glass on its first floor, the Union goes one better and puts plate glass on two stories. When the Lotos enlarged its doors the Union at onco built a capacious and oleganl portico that threw the improvements of the Lotos in the shade. In this respect tho Union has had the advantage of the Lotos from the start. II is the wealthier of the two clutts and has a larger club house. Hut then tho Lotos has a cleaner reputation, and that is something in a olub after all. . Salmi MortSE Miiil the other day : "My new comedy, 'Bustle Among the Petticoats,' is to give a imperii idea of men and matters during the reign of Louis XVI. It is a play without a villain, and there is no Miggestion of crime upon the stage. In tho plays of to - day wives arc taught to deceive their husbands and husbands are taught to forget their wives. Ia this right V No. What is if; It is wro ng.'' Having completed this brilliant summary of the modern drama Mr. Worse remarked that the plot of his new play dealt with the love of u poor young man for the daughter of a marquis. Tho reason the conplo wcro not married in tho first act was because tho young man was below his love in station. Tho five acts that followed were devoted to elevating the young man to the social position of his sweetheart. Then they get married. At this point the audience goes home, if any of it is left in tho house. , I Ditorr - ED in to bco Maggie Mitchell the sther night at the Grand Opera House. She played Fanchon to a theater crowded to tho doors, and was failed before tho curtain after every act. She seems to grow younger every day, although when I look back I recollect that I saw her Fanchon in the early days of my childhood. Miss Mitchell must be well on in years. Her vivacity and sprightliuess apparently increase' at every performance. Instead of running in grooves and becoming mechanical and prosaic through repeating a single rule - so often, she seems to be imbued with a new life every t ime she appears upon the stage. Hut I should think it would he a dreadful bore to have to go through the same kicking and dancing and singing overy.night of tho year except a short Summer vacation. Tho fact that ono makes a fortune, by tho way, is some recommendation, however, unci Miss. Mitchell certainly ias made a big fortune. She has a beautiful place at ' Long Branch. V V It ts a ronrrr - .Ti satire upon tho efficiency of the polico in the city that the people living in the vicinity of Mott street find it necessary to baud themselves togother so as to protect their children from tho frightfully corrupt influences of the Chinaman in that quarter. Such is tho case, however. Under Father Barry the citizens have formed themselves into a protective organization and by the aid of tho Society for the suppression of Yico have waked tUs police up to something IUco a senso of their duty. Tho Tile dens common in this locality and the frightful immorality which has suddenly been unearthed find no parallel in any part of tho city. Tho wonder is that a mob has not risen and swept the Chinamen into tho river. The Celestials, I see, have begun to organize in tho office of tho Chinese - American, tho only paper published in their language in this country, and propose to protect themselves against the authorities. Their only protection lies in flight just now. Tho people are very much incensed against them. It docs not seem possible that within a stone's throw of two polico stations such horrible practices could have been carried on, There is no doubt that tho Chinamen have been selling candy with opium miiccd in it with such fiendish ingenuity that the children of the neighborhood havo been given an insatiable longing for tho drug. From tho arrests that havo boon made, it was proved that after tho littlo girls havo been allured into tho establishments of the Chinamen to satisfy their craving for the drug which the candy inspired, thoy were brutally maltreated. Girls as young as 11 years, and from that up to 17, were found in great numbers, all of tbem showing sallow faces, glassy eyes, aunken cheeks and the lymphatic manner that characterises tho opium smoker. One of tho members of tho society for the protection of the children in the ward has caused the arrest of his sister in one of those donB of infamy. She is only H years, but is so lost to all sense of decency and propriety that she has a2ready been sont to tho lle - formatory for Juvenile Delinquents. It would seem as though it were necessary for tho citizens to tako tho initiative when there is any important duty to bo performed in New York. Elso the police will do nothing. V The members of the New York Couching Club aro very nervous over the threat of a prominent tailoring firm in New York to "break up their procession." The tailors in question have boon the sensation of the advertising world for some time. They resort to all sorts of odd schemes to attract the attention of tho public. Their latest is the thorough equipment of a flaming red and yellow coach. It is an English coach of tho old pattern, and on the back seat it haa a huge sign advertising the business of tho firm. Tho coach ia drawn by six rawboned nags and driven by a Fourth Waid aristocrat who wears a plug hat over his right eyo and smokes grocery store cigars. Behind him aro six other men, all dressed in fantastic livery. The ono on tho last seat has a huge coaching horn which emits hollow and mournful shrieks spasmodically. Every afternoon at a certain hour this vehicle starts up Broadway at breakneck' speed and ambles around tho town, of courseattracting attontion wherever it goes. The propri - tors got the idea from a soap man. This soap man was ono day invited to go on a trip to New Rochelle on the coach driven by the aristocrat, Colonel Do Lancy Kane. He enjoyed the ride exceedingly and expressed his thanks to Colonel Kane, but this ride put an idej into his brain. Ho observed that tho people all along the road stopped and looked at tho coach, and in tho country often journeyed considerable distance to see it g by. He saw that an advertising coach would pay, and two woeks later he had ono fully equipped with circus horses and negroes. Every day at two o'clock Colonel Kane and his swell friends left tho Hotel Brunswick and started for New Hocliello. As thoy bowled up Fifth avenue the soap coach would swing around the next corner and follow close behind. Instead of the admiration and applause that usually greeted them came jeers and laughter. It broke tho Colonel's heart. Tho, soap coach pursued him liko a horrible specter, distributed. - hand bills as it went along, and blowed frightful discords on its horn. It was too much for him and the gallant Colonel gives up tho light. Later another heavy swell started tho Yonkers Coaching "Tantivy," but tho soapmau drove him out too, and since then the sport has languished. It is too bad, for of all tho affectations of the English coaching is unquestionably tho most admissible. Unlike, fox hunting, It has for its patrons men of solid wealth and position who really enjoy tiie sport. It is no child's play to drive a thoroughbred four in hand coach through tho populous avenues of the city and serpentino drives of the Central Park. It takes a good whip to accomplish it. The coaching parade which, officially closes tho social reason in New York will be. held on the 2fith of May. There will be sixteen or eighteen coaches in lino, and the scene is sure to be one of animation and beauty. The society women of the metropolis are already scheming for seats upon the vehicles, and elaborate Spring toilets have long since been completed. It seems a pity that the whole parade should be made ridiculous by the advertising dodge of a Cockney firm ot tailors. , Jf - The Chamber or Commerce dinner went off with its usual brilliancy. This is ihe one dinner in tho Metropolis which never fails. For an eminent man to miss tho Chamber of Commerce, dinner is to seriously impair his reputation for eminence, if he be a citizen of New York. Tho speeches this year not only were not particularly brilliant, hut they were uncommonly stupid. This was notably so with the speech of Mr Cnaun - cey M. Depow. This gentleman has been ono of our most brilliant after dinner speakers, but ho seem. - ! to haro lost all of his vim and wit. Perhaps his elevation from the. position of a simple railroad lawyer to that of a vico president in the Yanderbilt system of railways has overwhelmed him. lie may now consider it necessary to keep up the dignity of his oilice by making stupid after dinner speeches. This is certainly the custom of dignified men, but it will be a great loss to diners out if Chauucey M. Depow falls into their ranks. "Mrss Astor as a ballet dancer" is a head line that I have noticed of lato in no less than three of our city papers. It refers to Miss Caroline Astor'n appearance as a Dutch peasant at a Kirmcss recently given at Delmonico's. Tho entertainment was gotten up by the Knickerbockers of New York for a charitable purpose, and was a sort of fair in fancy dress. It was intended to represent Holland peasant life. Forty odd' young men aud women of the best society danced a Dutch reel the latter part of the evening, and Miss Astor was one of the dancers. She is of the bluest Knickerbocker blood and it was proper that she should lead in an affair of this sort. Through tho influence of the Astors the Skin aud Cancer Hospital was very much benefited ; Miss Astor has been thanked by the papers by tho above sentence in bead line over most of the articles describing the fair. One afternoon journal goes further and says, "No performance by the expert Cavalazzi, the ballet prima of tho grand opera at tho Academy of Music was ever more graceful." In point of fact, Miss Astor's costume was as proper as that of any lady on tho street to - day. She wore a correct Dutch peasant costume, which consisted of a red merino skirt and white muslin waist. Her hair was banded with ornaments of gold and sho woro a pretty little Fricsand cap on the back of her head. The dress was of proper length and the costumes were in no wise as bold as tho ordinary ballroom dresses of society girls. This was the first Kirmcss ever givon in New York. Speaking of Mrs. Aslor's labors in pushing it forward reminds me that when she first went into Delmonico's looms a littlo (lower girl danced out of one of the booths aud displayed some fresltly cut flowers, daintily arranged as boutonniercs. Mrs. Astor took out a single rose and gave the little girl $200 for it. Upon this Mr. Anson Phelps Stokes, who stood directly behind Mrs. Astor, promptly paid $100 for the sister bud, and led Mrs. Astor away on hiB arm. Tho example was infectious and tho littlo child gained a fabulous amount of money for her tray of flowers. For two hours afterward rosebuds were selling for astonishing prices. V V Bedsteads more or less disguised as wardrobes, secretaries and sideboards aro common. It is only the other day that I stumbled upon an elaborately dressed niantelpieco in the room of 3D rcsthetio friend uptown which developed under hie skillful manipulations into a full blown four legged double bedstead, made up and ready to tumblo into. Tho entire fireplace had been made over so as to admit a bed. At first sight it looked like a beautiful cabinet with an ornamontal fire screen in tho middle There were shelves and alcoves on both sides of highly polished wood, while tha upper structure was provided with tiny roceptacles for brie it brae and China. It terminated in a sort of arched dome. "This," said my friend, "is triumph of art ovor space. When tills is locked up nobody suspects that it Is a bed, aud as there is a portiere hung over my cloiot door, I can invite the moBt prudent of my lady friends up to my room without danger of shocking their feelings. They glance around, and their eaglo eyes are unable to detect any signs of a bedstead in my room, and so they settle down to the belief that I have a suite of rooms and gaze on the portiere that leadB into my closet with awe and wonder. It is a great scheme, for it saves mo the eight dollars a week 1 would havo to pay for an extra room." "How often does a lady como to see yon ?" "Oh, two or threo times a year." "Do thoy ever como up to your room 1" "Well, as a rule, they stop down in tha parlor, but then I havo tho satisfaction of knowing If they should como up to my room, they could do so with perfeot propriety." "How much does the whole affair cost ?" "Two hundred dollars." V V " The Princess of Trebizonde " was produced to au overflowing house at the Casino on Saturday night. It i one of tho most unmistakable successes of the season. Manager Aronson has a way of putting things on the boards that invariably takes. It la ft light and tuneful opera, and it held the crowded house to tho end of the evening. The story ia somewhat fantastic. There ia a troupe of strolling players and they aro in hard luck. They run a aide Bhow, and when the curtain rises they have just pitched it opposite a bigger concern. People rush into the opposition houso and the show is on its laBt logs, when the manager cornea into possession of a lottery ticket. He fa about to throw it away when somebody suggests it may draw tho prize. The manager, or hoad acrobat, sneers at this, but even whiio ho is talking a man rushes in and announces that tho ticket has won the prize and that the Bhowmanistho possessor of a vast sum of monoy. Thereupon he buys a house, buys tha title of count, and acaatle, and ho and his fellow acrobats with their wives and sweothearts begin to enjoy life. Tho story of the ploy is extravagant, but it is amusing throughout. John Howson did tho head acrobat. He is the man who caricatured Tal - mage,Horrmnn and Oscar Wilde. This time he presented the moat astonishing likeness of Henry Bcrh. To see the grave, care lined face of tho friend of dumb animals on top of an acrobat's figure and carried gently about tho Btago through all Borts of wild fandangoa and danceB, is extremely droll. Howson's ability to make himself look like other people is simply astonishing. Lillian Kussoll played the Prince and did it with grace and quietness. It might readily be supposed that a wild and frisk young woman of Miss Russell's stamp would bo somewhat broad and coarse in rendering a man's character on the stage, hut she was as delicate as anyone could possibly conceive, and did not outrage proprieties once. Her costumes wore rich but quiet, she dressed mostly in brocade silks and heavily braided costumes in rich but quiet colors, Her flinging was oxquiBite. The dudes were present by the hundred, and applauded Miss Russell to tho echo, but oddtly enough tho honors wero taken directly out of John Howson's and Miss Russell's hands by a little dancing soubrctte, Miss Madeline Lucotte. Sho had a second rate part to do, but by hor jollity and talent she mado it tho star character of the pieco, and got twice as much applause as anybody else upon tho stage. There will bo bickerings at the Casino before the week is out, for Miss Russell gets an enormous BJlary and Madeline Lucotte a light one, and Lucotte is already the more popular of the two. Lucetto ia the wife of J. H. Riley, tho Sir Joseph Porttr and finnthorne of the Standard Theater Opera Troupe. Ho used to tell me about his wife before sho came bore, and was never tired of prophesying hor great succeB3 as soon as she appeared on our stage. Whon sho camo over here her iuitial bow was made in an opera that was a dead failure, and sho did not have a chance to show her abilities, but she was aweepingly condemned all tho same and had no opportunity to set herself right until the "Princess of Trebizonde" was produced. It must be said that her costumes are a little risky. They are so very short at both endB and reveal so much of Madeline Lucotte that if she did not have the most in - nocont face in the world and a demure and modest manner, there is no doubt that prudish people would raise serious objections to her costumos. She plays the part of a tight rope walker. In one of her BongB Digby Bell, who plays tho clown, draws a chalk line on the stage, aud she dances on it with a balancing pole, as though it wero wire, while sho sings. This song is tho hit of the evening. Tho chorus is pretty and rather jolly and the orchestra excellent. "Trebizonde" is evidently in for a long and prosperous run. V V v A man has just been unearthed in Sixth avenue, near Sixteenth street, who has been carrying on a profitable business for Bome years in thoater tickets. He sells tickets which usually cost a dollar and a half for a mere song. For instance, tickets of admission to Wallace's cost 40c.; to tho Union Square, V,.; to the Madison Square, 30c.; Tony Pastor's, 16c.; Aberle's, 15c; Daly's, 20c; Grand Opera House, 25c, eto. A great mauy impecuinous youths and other men who enjoy saving their pennies havo been patronizing liim until at present he has a lucrative businoss. For a long time nobody knew bow it was that he managed to get tickets so cheap, but at last it has come out through tho efforts of a reporter for a bright dramatic paper. It would scorn that managers in advertising their shows now use a great many lithographs. These are given into the handi of an advertising agent, and he gives one ticket for admission to the theater for every lithograph he distributes. Shopkeepers won't ox hibit the lithographs in their windows now unless they are. paid by ticket. Aud so it is that tho immense distribution of free passes has to bo mado. If a manager wishes to lithograph New York thoroughly he gives his advertising agent from 2,r00 to 3,000 lithographs and as man;. - tickets, and the man, who it would seem is not usually responsible, distributes, perhaps, 2,000 of these lithographs, throws the otliera away, and sells tho remaining 500 or 1,000 tickets to tho enterprising tradesmen on Sixth avenue, for from five to ton cents each, In this way he makes a snug little sum for himself ; and the tradesman also makes money. The public gets in at half price, and the only loser ia the manager of the theater. V v v I am not surprised that out of town people wonder at the methods of the men who aro supposed to adiniuister tho law in New York. So far it seems almost absolutely impossible to corner any of tho bunko steer - ers, although they are a criminal class who prey on society aud are a standing (error to all people who viait the city. Every one of them is well known to the police and their methods have been repeatedly shown up in the papers. Nevertheless, tho citizens freqnontly see bunko mon in the act of leading strangers off to be robbed, and yet nothing is done. If tho police do not catch them in the act of robbing a man they cannot arrest them - Captain Williams recently supposed that ho had struck a solution of tho difficulty by arresting the bunko men as vagrants. Ho thought thoy would come under that law because thoy had no visible means of support. So he arrested them one af tor tho other, and as each one was brought into court ho pulled out a well filled pockotbook and exhibited money enough to support him for six months. This, of courae, proved that they had visible means of support and thoy wore discharged. Ton minutes later thoy were all out in the streets working their little Eames again. To Nw Yorkers these men are all familiar. Tho most famous one among them, Hungry Joo, can bo seen walking between Dick Dowling's saloon at Twenty - ninth street and tho Fifth Avenuo Hotel every afternoon, from two to five o'clock. Ho operates along this section of Broadway and appears to be a well bohaved and quiet gentleman. He is dressed in perfect taste. He is a slim man, and to a casual observer his eyo looks somewhat sluggish ; but it is a romarkablo eye for all that. Ha reads a man at a glance and works his victim for all he is worth from the start. Ho has proved in court that he ownB property aggregating in value something liko 140,000, and seem to be perfectly atisfled with his pursuit. V V I saw Manager Abbey on the street yesterday and was shocked at the change that had taken place in him since the deal h of his wife. She died of consumption a couple of days ago, and though her illness was protracted and her early demise inevitable, her husband seems to be. taken entirely by surprise, When I saw him he was as pale as a ghost and looked as if ho had not closed his eyes for a week. Mrs. Abboy was only 28 years and had never been on the stage. Sho supplied to his life a thoroughly domestic Bide, which was a great relief to him, while carrying so mauy heavy theatrical ventures on his shoulders. Abboy has been very littlo with bis wifo of late, owing to tho press of other engagements. Sho spont the Winter in the South lost year, and he has spent considerable tirao in Europe. Beside this ho has been obliged to travel around the country with Nilssou and Langtry, and tho result is ho has seen very littlo of homo life. Mrs. Abbcy'B death ia a great shock to him. V V V It is estimated that at least five thousand furnished houses in tho upper part of Now York will remain untenanted all tho year. There is an extraordinary stagnation in tho market. This is duo to two causes : Tho approaching completion of the East River Bridge and tho fear of malaria in the upper wards of the city. The bridge has been a great bugboar to real estate owners during tho last two yeara. People over here expressed considerable skepticism regarding the structure and were unwilbng to believe in it. But when It began to grow toward completion they saw that it would prove a dangerous rival to high routs uptown. But they did not expect it would have such an influence as it seems to wield. Houses in the upper part of the town, which usually rent unfurnished for $3,000 and $4,000, can be duplicated in the best sections of Brooklyn for $800, and people desiring to reut object to pay four or five times as much for a Now York house as they would for a Brooklyn one, whon there is the near prospect of the two cities being brought within five minutes of each other. The malaria scare is not so potent, for it seldom drives a man away from a houau when it presents other satisfactory features. v v v v Several dats ago a gang of men fell violently upon tha City Hall Park and uprooted all the posts and railings that surrounded the walkB. The next day these railings and posts were with a great show of business lugged off in trucks, and squads of men began to lay sod in the placeB whence the fences had been removed. The sod was beautifully laid and patted down with dua care and sprinkled. Tho following morning a fresh gang of men appeared, dug up all the, sod, flung tt Into cars, took it away and departed. Yesterday the ftrat gang reappeared with the fences, dug fresh holes and began putting them down again. Tbi la political g' fining. NEGLECTEDRIOnT. Within, aroma from exotics fair. Blent with wine odors, floats where malaohlte And porphyry gleam in a flood of light Flung down from jewelled candelabra there ; And laughtor's Hilvory chime falls on the air : And beauty, clad in robes aud Jewels bright, Roigns absolute, the goddess of the night ; Hor coquetries enslave, she is so fair. Without, a holy hush hangs o'er the earth, Tbe chaste, neglected moon serenely glides Aloft, aloof, as if the wanton mirth Of wasting midnight hours she calmly chides. And now and then glad nightingales pour forth In song their Bweot love language to their brides. Boealint E. Jontt, YOICES OF SPB1NP. (Boston Transcript. The pipings of the frogs I hear Through all tho night so shrill and clear, Glad heralds of tho Quean of Spring, Who comeB her bounteous gifts to bring, With singing birds and sweet perfume. Exhaled from goncrotis apple bloom. Peep peep, no Bleep, pcop peep, peep peep Thou minstrels of the swampy deep J Reminders of the cowslips' home, Where oft ray bare feet used to roam By meadow brooks to homeward bring This golden gift of early Spring. How oft has proved the song, peep peep, A lullaby for boyhood's sleep I When tired of rambling through the woods, Where, in their doepest solitudes, By stumps festooned with pine and plum, We stopped to hear the partridge drum. Or, when half lost in dreamy sleep, How pleasing is the song, peep peep, Ab fancy takes me back onco more Beneath the raftored roof of yore, To hear above my cot again The pathos of tho April rain I, And thus through all the hours of night, Till morning comes with roseate light, The frogs their tireless vigils keep ; Whose drowsy, tinkling notes, peep peep, Gome floating on the perfumed air A solace sweet for every care, CharUt F. Gerry. . THE ELFIN KINO'S BRIDE. For the Eaglo. I walked one Summer eve in a forest dell, And drank of a goblet from a sparkling well ; But watch theol watch thee ! O my maiden! For the Elfin King sees thee. From the; high green cliff sprang back the foaming wave. It quickly grew quiet and flowed as o'er a gravel But watch thee 1 watch thee 1 O my maiden 1 For the Elfin King sees thee, I heard in the air the sound of harp and song ; Threo lovely sprites wero dancing tho dewy grovon among 1 But watch thee I watch thee ! O my maiden I For the Elfin King sees thee. Like mists on the meadow, so wonderful to seo, The three grow into one, and tha one into three I But watch thee 1 watch thee ! O my maiden I For the Elfin King sees thee. In the midst of tho dance there was seen the Elfin King ; He drew from his finger a glittering ring 1 But watch thee ! watch thee ! O my maiden I For the Elfin King sees thoo. I grasped for tho ring, but he seized mo by the hand; His maidens fair entwined us with the lover's band - But watch thee I watch thee t O my maiden ! For the Elfin King sees thee. Tho Elftn King's bride live I in the Elfin Hill ; But when tho dew is falling I may go where I will ! But watch thee 1 watch thee 1 O my maiden ! For the Elftn King seos thee. Willard O. Day, from the Danish of Hciberg. THE RETURN OF THE SWAlIiOWS. Throe times have tho swallows come, But my lover's lips are dumb ; South winds waft him not to ine, Floats the seaweed in tho sun, Burns the dark cliff into dun, Where I stand besido the sea. Three times havo the Bwallows como, But my future's lips are dumb Hark I a footfall on the lea. Oh tho pressure of hiB lips 1 Oh the blessed, blessed ships I Wo two were beside the sea ! Three times have the swallows como Since I left my father's home For his homo beside the sea. Now his child with lisping lips Walts the touching of tho Bhips, Knows my heart he comes to me. Threo times have the swallows come, But the neighbors' lips aro dumb Where they stand beside tho sea, Oh the quivering of the, lips ! Oh the cursed, cursed shiga 1 alone beside the oea 1 Three times have the swallows coma Since ho took mo from my home To his home besido tho sea ; Now I hear the nevermore Of the cruel water's roar In my heart from day to day, And the world drives all amiss For the lacking of His kiss "Who lies buried in the sea. Three times have the swallows como Since ho bore me to his homo, His dear home beside the sea. Bends the sea grass in its bed, Drives tbe black cloud overhead, CrieB the great sea for its dead Whrt is all thoir strife to me 1 Yet in sooth I will go pray ; Other hearts havo hopes that stray, Though mine never come from sea. ITiUt'om Hisgt. I.ES VOYAOEUnS. St. Louis Republican. My love and I set sail one day From out the morning's silver gray, And it waa mild aud pleasant weather. Athwart the morning flashed a ray That changed to gold what erst was gray, As we sailed on together. Up rose the Bun with magic power That chased the tears from loaf and flower Oh, then 't was glorious 8ummor weather J But soon gray clouds began to lower Aud from them poured a copious Bhower, As we sailed on together. "O heed it not, my love," I said, For in her clouding face I read That she liked best the sunny weather, "See yonder where the sky is red." 1 lifted up her drooping head, As wo sailed on together. "See where wo sail !" I cried. "Behold That shining sea of molten gold ! We'll meet again with pleasant weather ; Those rays will soon our bark enfold !" Thus I hor drooping heart consoled, As we sailed on together. And cheerily we sailed away "Keop heart of courage, love," I say, "We'll soon again have sunny weather.' But seo, the gold turns swift to gray "O c.loso your eyes, my love, I pray, As wo sail on together !" And soft I crooned until she slept, And o'er her sleep close guard I kopt, While dark and darker grow the weather. It seemed to me we only cropt, And as another mast I stepped, Then we sailed swift together. And I permitted naught to blight Her sleep till darkness changed to light, And there was promise of fair weather ; And waking only when 'tis light, My love knows not there is a night, Since wo set sail togother. BLACK BIRCH. Boston Transcript. Are there black birch trees agrowing in the far off woods, I wonder With a wealth of balmy essence in their branches lithe and strong ? In the Spring time do the children reach with eagor bands to plunder, While the quiet woodland arches ring with laugh and shout and song ? I can see an old gray atehool house with a ledge and wood besido it, And the rumpled, mossy pasture land runB close up to its door ; While, away back in the groenness, with a tuft of fern to hide it, And a flash like purest crystal, a Bpring bubbles and runs o'er. There's a battered tin cup hanging on a drooping bough close by it, Where the sunlight comes in flickers and the shadows gather dim. On the rush of childish footsteps when at recess time they spy it ! Oh the flash of cooling water I Oh the warm Hps at its brim 1 Then the pulling at the birches 1 The delightful swish and rustle ! And the crackling of the tender twigs I the noisy bursts of glee ! When tha sharp rap on the window calls oh," (That a merry tussle In the filling out of pocketa aa that no sharp eye may seo 1 Tho dark room grows strongly cheerful as the little smugglers gather, And a iroicy, woodny fragrance penetrates its dingy nooks. Ah, how sly tho rodents nibble, while they make rata endeavor To appear absorbed In gleaning from the wisdom of their books I When the daily taska are ended, and with dinner baskets swaying , IiL . All the little folks bound homeward and the honae la left in gloom, Then aoroes the teaoher'B weary face a pleasant smile ia straying Aa Ihe brushes ont tho litter with her clumsy hem - look broom. Laura Garland Carr, ABOUT BROOKLYN PEOPLE, Odell. Benjamin Odell, of this city, has become a resident of Port Jefferson. Dolane. Walter A. Dolane, the musical composer, haB just recovorcd from a severe illness. Putnam. Eev. Dr. A. P. Putnam, of this city, is now in Paris enjoying greatly improved health. Wheeler. Mr. Theodore Wheeler, of this city, has removed to Comae, lu I., whero he will engage in tho mercantile business. Ouyler. Kev. Theodore Ii. Cuyler,D. T., ad - dressod the Missionary Society of Auburn Theological Seminary, last Tuesday evening, Clabk. Miss Carrie J. Clark, soprano in Rev. Dr. Van Dyke's Church, leaves to accept & similar position in another church in this city. Schneider, The Misses Minnie and Annie Schneider, of Court street, have returned to this city after an absence of nine months in the West. Thorn. Dr. E. H. Thorn, of this city, who was long connected with the Long Island College Hospital, has taken up his residence at Favmingdale. Jahn. Lieutenant Colonel Gustave A. Jahn, of General C. F. Christensou's (Third Brigade) staff, will sail for Europe on the steamer Fulda on the 23d inst. Jahn. Major Jahn, of Colonel Austen's staff, will sail for Europe by tho White Star steamer Germanic on tho 15th inst., to he gone threo months. Bowen Hayes. It is stated that ex - President Hayes has accepted au invitation from Mr. Honry O. Bowen to spend the 4th of July with him at Woodstock, Conn. Hewlett. James K. P. Hewlett, of Fort Qreeno place, and of the Fifth National Bank, New York, has entirely recovered from a long and severe attack of illness, Donnellon. Mr. C. C. Donnellon, of President street, after six months' confinement to the house with pleurisy, has so far rccovored that ho iB able to attend to his businss. Van Dew. Benjamin VanDelf, head usher of the Lee Avenue Acadomy of MuBic, will this Summer be in charge of tbe box offico at the Washington Base Ball grounds in South Brooklyn. Kinkel. George Kinkel, Jr., of Bergen street, will sail for Europe on Wednesday next in the steamer Elba from Hobokeu. His friends are preparing to give him an old fashioned send off. Alford. Mrs. C. Cornelia Alford, of this city, who was for years the publisher of tho temperance papor, Our Union, puplished in New York, has become associated with the Chrittian at Work, in its Temperance Department. Gillum. Mr. Bcrnhard Gillum of this city, the young and artistic cartoonist of 1i;A',has full chargo of the illustrations of the Xew York Charivari during tho absonco of Mr. Keppler, who is now enjoying himself in Germany, his native land. , Powers. Mr. and Mrs. H. G. Powers, of State street, are making a short visit to their friends in Elizabeth, N. J., previous to their departure to their Summer resort at Huntington L. I., whero thoy intend to spend five mouths in recreation. Smith. Mr. George Smith, Jr., of Adelphi street, experienced a severe loss a f ow days ago in tho death of his father, Georgo H. Smith, who was for many years an honored resident of this city, aud a lawi - yar of high standing in New York. Kxehl .Justice Charles Kiehl has been unanimously renominated to tho position of grand treasurer of tho Graud Lodge of Odd Fellows of the State of New York, a position he haa held for sovera years. Tho election takes placo in June. Buckley Durtea. At the approaching commencement of the Lassell Seminary, Aubnrndale, Mass., Rev. Dr. Buckley of this city will preach the Bsccalaurato sermon, and Rev. Dr. Joseph T. Duryea will deliver the commencement address. Irish. Mr. K. A. Irish, of Sackott street, sailed for Europe in tho Servia, of tho Cunard steamship line, on Thursday. Mr. Irish's trip is made for the benefit of his health and for pleasure. Beside other cities he will visit London, Manchester, Liverpool, Paris and Berlin. Walsh. Thomas J. Walsh, of St. John's place, on his late visit to Philadelphia as a delegate to the Irish Convention, was the guest of his cousin Roger McDermott, the popular bouiface of Market street, aud formerly a townsman of P. J. Shoridan; of Tubercuny, Sligo, Ireland. Havemeyer. Commodore Honry HaYemey - er, of Now York, has extended an invitation to tho Old Guard, veterans of the war of 1812, to spend a week at his country seat, Havemeyer Point, in Great South Bay, Babylon. Two hundred members havo accepted the invitation for Juno 1. Doyle. Austin J. Doyle, the Chief of Police of Chicago, was in this city Tuesday afternoon and called on Superintendent Campbell, with whom hohad a pleasant chat in reference to the working of the police departments of both cities. Chief Doyle said that tho Chicago force was in flno condition. Paddock. Bishop Paddock spoke in Christ Churoh, Indianapolis, on Friday evoning. Tho .fourna! of that city says : "Bishop Paddock was for many years the loved pastor of St. Peter's Church in Brooklyn, N. Y. The present reotor of Christ Church was in tho Sunday school there, and Bishop Paddock presented him for confirmation," O'K eilly. Miss Margaret C. O'Keilly, daughter of ex - CongrcBsman Daniel O'Reilly, of this city, was recently married in Savannah, Ga., to Mr. E. A. Laffl - teau. The ceremony was performed by Rev. Father Slankey, in St. Patrick's R. C. Church, in that city, and subsoquo ntly the couple were serenaded by the band of the Savannah Blues. Beardsley. Mr. J. A. Beardsley, Jr., who has been absent about a year, during which time he visited San Francisco and England, has returned homo. He enjoyed excollont health, and had a good time wherever he went. It was not until he returned that he learned the sad news of his father'a death, which took place on the 23th of March. Francis. Mr. John Francis, of the Hill, is spoken of as the coming president of a new gas company, which is said to be in embryo in upper Brooklyn. Mr. Francis la well and favorably known to the citizens of Brooklyn as a pionoer furniture dealer. Ho has re. tired from business, but is still vigorously interested in all that pertains to the wolfaro of the city. Orgill. Mr. Edmund Orgill, of Dean street, one of the moat extensive breeders of valuable thoroughbred pointers, and one of tho largest exhibitors at the recent bench show in Madison Square Gardbn, took first prizo with his pointer, Rhue, and was also awarded tho special prize for the best pointor in the show. He sold Rhue to Mr. Baird Fayre, of Boston, for $1,030 the highost price over paid for a pointer in the country. Twotey. Miss Nellie Twomey sailed for Europe on Thursday morning in the steamship Servia, of the Cunard line, in the company of Mr. and Mrs. James M. Shanahan, on an extended tour through Ireland, England and France. Miss Twomey expects to bo received by frionds of her family on landing at Queens - town. Hosts of friends were at the steamer and bade her goodby. MiLN. Eev. George C. Miln, formerly of this city, writing to the Chicago Tribune from London (twenty years having passed since a former visit to the great city), says that he finds it changed in a startling degree, but mostly in the right direction. He says ho thinks English users of profane lauguago are far behind their American brethren in point of real vigor. That waa one of his first impressions on reaching tho British metropolis. Beegb ;. Mr. Garret Bergen, of Bergon's Island, Hatlands, ia the possessor of a turtle whioh was found on Bergen'a Island in the year 1S24, and it is, consequently, 69 years old. The tortoise was first found by Cornelius Bergen, and it has boen kept in the family for all these years. Mr. Bergon takes great do - light in exhibiting his amphibious pot, and lait Tuesday morning many people in the Eaols office were introduced to tbe Bhell backed curiosity. Winslow. Ex - District Attorney John Win - slow, since the dissolution of the old and well known firm of Van Cott i Winslow, has been very actively engaged as counsellor and in the preparation of cases of exceptional importance. While still a comparatively young man himself, Mr. Winslow has been for many years a trusted adviser and friend of the younger men of his profession, and there are many of them gratefully appreciative for good counsel and help at his hands Rooker. "The Hermit" devotes a long letter in the Troy Daily Times to Mr. Thomas N. Rooker, the veteran foreman of the ..Yen: York Tribune. He says, "Mr. Rooker began his Now l'ork labors when Major Noah was the senior in the profession, and conducted tha Evening Star; Gerard Hallock was the leading man on the Journal of Commerce WiUiamL. Stone waa tho magnte of tho CommercM Aivtrtieer, and Bryant edited the Etieninj Post. N. P. Willis conducted the Mirror, which was the only fashionable paper in the city, and Park Benjamin issued the Xew ICorld, a literary weekly, whiio the Sonior Bonnott enjoyed fearful distinction as the head of tho satanic press." Dean. Mr. Thomas Dean and his son, Harry L., of Hoyt street, sailed for Europe by tho Cunard steamship Servia, on Wednesday. They will spend about two months in visiting tho principal cities and other points of interest in England, Scotland and Franco. Burns. To Mr. Thomas Burns, of this oity, belongs tho immortal honor of having boon the first man to drivo a horse and wagon over tho Brooklyn Bridge. Tho historic exploit will figure in local history as having taken place ou Thursday, May 10, 1883, or the sevonth anniversary of the opening of tho Centennial Exhibition at Philadelphia. Benson. Mr. John S. Benson, of Sehei - merhorn street, was tho author of a series of articles on the unconstitutionality of tho Threo Surrogates bill for Now York County, recently published in the ..Yew York Daily Register. Tho articles in reply wore imputed to a distinguished aspirant for ono of the places proposed to be created. Tho discussion is believed to have killed the bill. Mr. Benson also recently read a paper before the New Y'ork Law Reform Society on "Legal Helps in the Moral Reformation of Society and Government," which was published at length in the Student and Statesman. HYMENEAL. Taylor Morton. Mr. William J. Taylor, of this city, and Miss Alma Horton, daughter of tho late R. H. F. Horton. of Philadelphia, were married on Wednesday evening last, at tho Spring Garden MethodiBt Episcopal Church, Philadelphia, by the Rev, Bishop Simpson, in the presence of a large and brilliant assemblage of friends. Tho bridesmaids woro Miss Ellison, of Rochester, N Y'., and Miss lieger and Miss McOornmck, both of Philadelphia, Tho groomsmen were. Mr. Charles Raymond, of Jersoy City ; Mr. Benjamin King and Mr. Herbort Taylor, of this city, and brother of the groom, Mr. Charles W. Tracy, of Brooklyn. Mr. Harry Horton, of Philadelphia, brother of the bride, and Mr. Buchanan, of the same city, acted as ushers. The nuptial ceremony was followed by an elegant reception, which was held at the residence "of the bride's mother, where an elaborate supper was served. Tho wedding gifts were both numerous and beautiful. During the evening many congratulatory telegrams were received hy the newly married couple, from all parts of the Union. Tho wedding tour will include nearly all of tho more important Southern cities, and on tho return of Mr. and Mrs. Taylor a reception will be given in their honor by the parents of the groom. They will make Brooklyn their future place of rcsidenoe. Cariiana Gnrvey. Mr. John L. C. Carnana, one of the most prominent of the younger members of tho Brooklyn aud Now York Bar, and Miss Elizabeth Coates Garvey, an accomplished young society lady, formerly of Philadelphia, wcro married on Friday evening last in the Churoh of St. Charles Borromeo, Sidney placo, in tbe presence of only a fow of the relatives and immediate friends of the contracting parlies. Tho ceremony was pcrformod hv tho ltev. Svlvester Malone, pastor of St. Peter and Paul's Church, who iB an old and dear friend of the brido, assisted by tho Rov. Dr. Francis J. Freel, of St. Charles' Church, and was notable for its solemnity and beauty. The brido wore an elegant cream satin damask overdress, with skirt of cream damask plush and Marie Antoinetto bodico and princess train. A wreath of roses aud a full flowing vail completed a costume that was in exquisite tasto and which served to enhance the charms of the youthful and handsome bride. Mr. Joseph C. Byrnes, of New York, an old classmate of the groom, acted as"bost man, and two lovely little girls, whose innocent faces added au osoeeial grace to the picturesque scene, were tho only bridesmaids. On tho arrival of (tie bridal party in the vestibulo of tho church the organist played Mendelssohn's - 'Wedding March." The bride and her attendants were met at the altar by tho groom and his best man. At tho conclusion of tho ceremony the Joyful strains of Mendelssohn again resounded through the imposing edifico as the happy conplo loft the church. An olaborate wedding breakfast, to which a number of the most intimate friends of Mr. and Mrs. Oaruaua were invited, was given in honor of the auspicious event by Mr. Richard E. Sopio, at his residence in Second place. The bridal pair left on a tour to several of tho leading cities of the Union, accompanied by the congratulations aud good wishes of numerous frionds, whose sense of regard found substantial and appreciative expression in many costly and valuable gilts. Mr. Caruana is well known, not only as an able counselor, but as a member of the Young Men's Democratic Club, the Jefferson Club and other dintinguished organizations, in which he has taken an active and leading part. His bride is an estimable young lady who has hosts of friends both in this city and in Philadelphia. Fesisendcn Stilesi. Miss Ellenor E. Stites, the daughter of Mr. D. H. Stites, of No. 523 Gates avenue, and Edward H. Fcsscnden, son of Dr. Fessenden, of this city, were united in the pleasant bonds of matrimony by tho Rev. Dr. Carter, of St. George's Church, on Wednesday evening last at the residence of the brido's parents. The parlors were move than filled with the friends of the young couple who had assembled to wish them ban voyage as they embarked on the sea of life, dependent upon their own judgment in the guidance of their bark. The rooniB wero beautifully decorated with flowers of the rarest kind. A magnificent wedding bell hung suspended from the ceiling. Under it tho young couple took their position. Tho background of palms brought out the bride's costume in a very pleasing manner. The bride's dress was of white satin with a long court train, beaded front and point lace corsage V rut, long point laeo vail secured by a wreath of orange blossoms diamond ornaments, hand bouquet of roses and lilies of tho valley. Miss Lizzie Fessenden, sister of the groom, bridesmaid, was dressed in blue satin, en train, with whito lace trimmings and diamonds. Mr. W. Ii. Stites, brother of the bride, acted as best man. The four ushers were George B. Hutton, D. H. Schneider, of Orange, Harry Ward aud William Wood, They wore boutonnieres to match tho brido's bouquet. The bride was given awav by her fathor. Among thoso present were Mr. aud Mrs. R. G. Glidden, F. G. Clark and Miss Clark, Hon. Stephen Preston, wife and daughter. Mr. F. E. Turnur and wife, II. M. Sloat and lady, Misses Temple, Dr. Fessenden, fathor of the groom ; lion. R. W. Robinson, Mr. Horace Richardson r.nd Miss Coruwell, Lieutenant Candeo, Twenty - third Regimout, and wifo ; Frank Ward, of New York : Wm. Bahcock, Mrs. Burns, Mr. Wm. Lyiiea, Miss Lvnos, Mr. Georgo Wonlle.y and wife, Mrs. Poole, Mrs. Wheeler, the Misses Rusk, Miss Howland, Wm. A. Bartow, Sir. and Mrs. S. R. Fessenden, Dr. and Mrs. Bakus, Mr. Lipman, Miss Close, Mr. Weddle, Mrs. Matthews G. P. WileB, Mr. and Mrs. Ferine, Mr, and Mrs. Cole and Mr. and Mrs. D. G. Stites. AmoDg tho presents displayed were a diamond lace pin from W. B. - Stites, a large French clock and side pieces, Mr. and Mrs. D. G. Stites ; Dresden china set, F. L. SVcddle ; full sot of silver from father aud mother of the bride; a handsome library lamp, Mr. and Mrs. Kissam ; ebony desk from Dr. and Miss Fessenden ; silver berry spoon, J. H. Kissam ; candle brackets, Mr. and Mrs. Wood - worth ; set of antique mantel ornaments, Mrs. Matthews ; set culloj spoons, Mr. and Mrs. Kloato ; china dinner sot, Mrs. Burns ; glass vases, Georgo Wiles ; tea sot, Mr. and Mrs. Feriss ; willow chair, 11. G. Glidcn; china tea sot, Mr. Lipuuiu ; decorated French glasses. Miss Howland; salt and popper set, in nilvor, Mr. and Mrs. S. R. Fessenden ; set of wall glasses, Misses Temple ; hand painted banner, Miss C. J. ('lose ; pair of plaques, Mr. nntl Mrs. Deacon ; gold and silver card receiver, Mr. aud Mrs. Kissam, and a pair of large solitaire diamond earrings, the wedding present of tho groom to the bride. A reception followed theccromony, at which was noticed among others Miss Coruwolt in blue satin, 'n train ; Mrs. Wheeler, brown silk, diamonds ; Mrs. Woolley white silk, point laco ; Miss Preston, tcrre cilia silk, diamonds ; Mrs. D. G. Stites, ecru silk and garnet velvet, diamonds ; Mrs. Burns, lilac satin and velvet ; Mis - Fanny Tomplc, pink satin and while lace ; Mrs. Poole, black satin, diamonds ; Mrs. Candec, embroidered nun's vailing and pearls ; Mrs. t. 11. Stites, the mother of the bride, iu heavy black silk, with lace trimmings and diamond ornaments. Tho happy rail - started iu a shower of rice and congratulations for an extended Southern tour. TRIBUTE TO BROOKLYN ALDEHMFX Philadelphia Telegraph. The Brooklyn Aldermen have scored a great point in the matter of the opening of the big bridge. Following up the brilliant idea of the Mew York Aldermen of postponing the ceremony because the date chosen happened to bo tiiat of Queen Vi. - toria's birthday, the Brooklyn authorities havo stipulated that tho lion's head ornament on the bridge, shall be romoved. The only inference to he drawn from this extraordinary piece of practical criticism is that the Aldevmen regarded the lion's head as typical of the British lion, and refuse to see any other significance in it. It might have been supposed to have another meaning, and it la hard upon designers if thov are to have, their inspirations crushed br primitive politics of this nature. Anything more purelv farcical than the i'.?t "f the Brooklyn City Fathers wo'havo not lat erly encountered, but with the ab.'urditv i'f llv busincs is min;le, a bitter - .olli - etiou upon the pitiable sort or gov.vnment into which many American ciiies have fallim. That act. contemptibly foolish and inconsefpiential in itself, is significant in its revelation of the kind o! intelligence to which the many and important concerns of a city like Brooklyn is intrusted; men who could do such a thing as this could commit any folly, aud weakness in government is practically synonymous with crime. o CHARLES A. DANA FOR PRESIDENT. Denver Tribune.) Mr. Charles A. Dane., editor of the New York Sun, will visit Denver on his return from the Pacific slope. He is one of tho foremost journalists of the cenlury. a man of rare abiiity, inte!lip - iice and culture. He has done sunn talking to the s.m Francisco papera abuiit the next President, but with characteristic modesty he has not mentioned hi own name. In the light of what Mr. Dana has on divers occasions lot drop as to what he might do and whom he might gather about him If he were President, we have no hesitancy in pledging him our hearty individual support in the case of his nomination. Under such circumstances wo should urge the strictest harmony. INFORMATION FOB MR. TALMAOE. Norristown Herald.j Rev. Mr. Talmaga recently told his congregation to "look out for the boy who takes uine - tontbs of au apple for himself and gives only one tenth to his playmate," The boy always looks out for himself, When tendering tho apple to his playmate ho guarda nine - tenths of tho fruit with his hand to prevent him from taking what ho calls a "hog bite." AMUSEMENTS TO - MOJtJtOW. HAVERI.r's B roorxth Theatkr The Morry War. Brookltn Pabk Thsatkr Our English Eriond. GaiKD Opira House East Lynne. Htdb & Bxh.: as's Theater Comedy and Specialty. Notblty Tjieatzr Tho Slave of Guilt, Lek Avkkue Academv Camille. AusBlCAN STAHDAnD Museum Bradley's Surprise. Indian Village Equescurrieulum aud Mmoum. FAHK THEATER, Manager Sinn, has again earned the thanks of tho patrons of tho Park Theater in affording them an opportunity of becoming acquainted with "Our English Friend," through the mediumshlp of the Daly Theater Company. "Our English Friend," says a competent authority, is an amusing trifle bright, cheerful, innocent and wholesome, and itipretonds to no higher rank or stronger substance. Mr. Daly has endeavored to provitlo amusement, and ho has succeeded in that endeavor. Those who see "Our English Friend" will see a number of pleasant perBons who aro exerting their powers, and doing this with a strenuous earnestness quite disproportioned to tho importance of its object. But tho spectator soon ceases to look for substance and becomes engrossed with the bagatelle atmosphere which stands in its place. Thcva are many subtlo and adroit littlo touches of playful satire upon feminine character in this pieco. There is a pungent pleasantry in ita text, and thero are lines that afford capital opportunity to the comedian who knows how to speak droll words in a dry way, and thuB pre duco tho effect of unconscious, unexpected humor. Miss Ada Rehan, Mr. Charlos Fisher, Mr. John Drew, Mr. James Lewis, Mr. George Parks, Mr. Charles Le - clercq and others of the familiarly known artists of the Daly Company, are fitted with parts exactly suited to them ; and as the play is to bo "staged" precisely as it was on the occasion of its original long and successfu run in New York, a complete Metropolitan reproduction may bo looked forward to at the Park. The usual Wednesday and Saturday matinee performances will be given. HATETtTsY'S THEATER. The Haverly Comic Opera company will begin a wcek'B engagement at tho Brooklyn Theater tomorrow night, presonting Strauss' charming work, "Tho Merry War," an oporatic gem of tho first water. Elaborate preparations have for some time past bean in progress, and nothing is proposed to bo left undone by tho management to render the forthcoming engagement an event of first importance. "The Merry War," whllo popularly classed among the accepted list of comlo operas, occupies a grade considerably above "The Mat - cotte," "Olivette " and kindred works. It possesses more spectacular featnros than any other light opor of the day, and in order to carry out tho author's original Idea, the management of tho Brooklyn has scoured tbe services of the bewitching nrcmire danseiise, MUu. Adolo Cornalba, together with (ho graceful Ross sister ae seconds, and a numerous company of ooryphees, who aro to appear in the grand ballet, " The Star of the North." The cast by which the opera will bo presented Includes the names of Miss LouIbo Searle, Miss Annie Gunther, Miss Bonnio Courtland, Mr. Richard Gorman, Mr. Charles Drew, Mr. Carlos Florentine and othora equally well known. " The Merry War" will be aung nightly, and on Wednesday and Saturday afternoons, GRAND OTEHA BOVSEt Miss Ada Gray, who is to appear at tha Grand Opera House to - morrow night, requires n6 in. troduction to this public. Miss Gray's name has beoa mado familiar in a multitude of wayB, but it to chiefly identified with the emotional dram of' " East Lynne," of which she presents t verelon distinctly her own and after; a manner olearly nnapproached by any other actress now before the puhllo. Eight perform - ances of that well worn but, nevertheless, perennially popular play will bo given at the Elm placo theater inclusive of mattuees on Wednesday and Saturday. It is further announced that an elegant louvenir will be presented to every lady at each representation. The company supporting Miss Gray comprises MIsa Jossio Gordon, Miss Ronn Mosely, Mies May Tossio, Miss Alice Hunt, Mr. Frank Lessee, Mr. J, V, Melton, Mr. Wood Bonson, Mr. Milton Rainford., Mr. H. 8. Mur ray and Mr. William Jaokson. The advance demand for places indicates that crowded houses will be the rule during the engagement of Mils Gray at the Opera House. HYDE XiEBMAN'S THEATER. Comedy nnd specinlty form the staple oi entertainment to bo onjoyed at Messrs. Hyde & Betu mau's Thoator this wcok. " Fun on tho Hudson," A capital paraphrase of tho Yokes' " Fun in a Fog," ia tht principal - feature of the first named, while in the olle constituting the latter Wheatley and Tntlnor, "in Dublin Boyi" ; the Four in Hand song and danoj team. Miss Pauline Batehellor, eorio.eomia YOoallst; James F. Hoey, character comedian ; Alfred Liston, xylophonist ; Charles T. Ellis and Clara Moore, charao. tsr skotch artists; Mastor Burney, Irish oomedlan Weston and Hanson, singers and dancers ; Frank M, Willis, charaoter aotor ; Joseph Sullivan, comedian, aud William F. Carroll will take part. Three raotuiee performances will bo given by the company on Xuc. day, Thursday and Saturday afternoon. NOVELTY THEATER. Tho dramatio interest of tho prosent week enters largely in the production at the Novelty Theater of Mr. J. n. Connelly's new play, "The Slavo of Quilt," which is to bo seen for tho first timo in this vicinity to morrow night. Mr. Connelly, tho author, is an expert, enced New York journalist, a clever and brilliant writer, and as strong and forcoful intellectually as ho is massive in proportions physically. Wielding graceful and fluent pen, fertile In resource, possessing exceptional literary ability, and gifted With th genuine dramatic instinct, this 'latest work that has issued from under the hand of Mr. Connelly can hardly fail to commend itself to tho highest inteUigence and the most oultivatcd taste. " The SlaT of Guilt," ws aro assured, "iBbrillliant in its depiction of character and passion, original and ingenious in its plot, natural and thrillingly interesting throughout In its situations, and of raro excellence in literary construction." It ia to be presented by a company of eminent capability, the principal roles being taken by tbe well known actors, Frank Evana and Frank Mordaunt, whioh oir enmstance constitutes in Itself a enfftclont guaranty that the play will seouro a rarely effective performance. Matinees as usual, Wednesday and Saturday. ZEE A VENUE ACADEMY. Eastern District playgoers are to be faYOred by the presence in their midBt this week of Miss Marie Presoott, who is to appear at the Lea Avenne Academy In "Camille," " The Now Magdalon" and the now Russian romance, "Czeka." Miss Proscotl ia supported by Mr. Lewis Morrison and the members of the Salrini company, and a brilliant serios of performances is accordingly iu prospect for the patrons af this house. THE INDIAN TYIGWAM. Mr. W. C. Coup, whose long experionoe and abundant success as a showman i a sufficient guarantee of the excellence Of whatever undertaking bears hl name, is about to inaugurate a unique amusemont en. terpriBO Bt the junction of Flatbush and Fifth avenues. Three large tents have been erected here, In whioh are to be displayed, in Die first, a " real" Indian Tillage, populated, by " real" Indians ; in the second a museum which is claimed to be unequaled for tho extent and variety of its curiosities and raro exhibita, - while the third is fitted np as Summer theater, with a well appointed stage, comfortable sittings, ete., and which is to be devoted to acrobatic, gymnastic and specialty performances of the best class. Tho show it not only comprehensive in itB cardinal f eajmrea, but H iB designed to be popular as well the fee for admission to all being placed at the merely nominal figure of ten cents. Mr. Coup will doubtless reap the benoflta of the large patronage which his enterprise deserves, and tho Wigwam is likely to becomo a fixture among the places of anuuenie.ut in Brooklyn. STANDARD MUSEUM. The original Four Shamrocks are to appear at tho Standard Miifeum in an Irish comedy called "Felix Bradley's Surprise" and their well known specialties. Other variety performers under engagement hero are Reynolds and Arnold, change artists; Lottie lilanchnrd, vocalist ; John Lord and Alice Keating, singers and dancers ; Mons. Forber, juggler ; Spencer and Williams, character comedians, and Dave Marion, banjoist. The zoological department of the museum invites inspection. NOTES. T Miss Emma Thnrsby is announced to give her farewell concert in this city, prior to her dcpartur for Europe, at tho Academy of Music, on the evening of Monday, tho 21st inst. Gounod's sacred trilogy of "The Eedemp. Hon" is to be given in St. James' Episcopal Church, on Wednesday evening, at tho annual concert of Mr. E. J. Fitzhngh. The choruses will bo sung by the choir of St. James' and th Schubert Society, the soloista being Miss Christine Dossert, Miss Anna Trlsehett, MIbi Emma Wilkinson, Mr. H. R. May, Mr. O. H. Thompson, Mr. J. O. Miles and: Mr. Ivan E. Morawski ; organist, Mr. Georgo AY. Morgan. Miss May Frances ia to bo the principal performer at an entertainment to be given in the Leonard street M. E. Church, on Thursday evening, Mlsa Francos is a promising elocutionist, the excellence of whose reading is likely to speedily bring hor into prominence before the public Mr. H. E. Shelley's third and last organ recital takes place in the Church of the. PUgrtras, Wednesday afternoon, at four o'clock. I

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