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Acton Free Press

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Brooklyn Daily Eagle (Newspaper) - April 5, 1891, Brooklyn, New York The Brooklyn daily eaglet vol. 51. No 94.sunday morning april 5, 1891.�?Twenty pages. Three suffrage pro Lemon which England delays legislative action. The question of giving women the toting Power May come up in a Xci form in parliament King Humbert will receive a Gold medal As a Reward for ius bravery. Copyright 1891 by the United press London april 4. The friends in the House of commons of the women a suffrage Bill Aro already anxious about the adjournment of parliament for Whitsuntide. The Bill is set Down for the 13th of May and in the Ordinary course the House would adjourn for the Whitsuntide vacation on tuesday 3-th, or thursday. 14th. The temptation to got rid of a difficult question would in All probability decide the government in favor of tuesday and m the expectation that this would be the ease the friends of the Bill Are contemplating its withdrawal and the substitution of a Resolution which would be balloted for in Tho regular Way. It remains however to be seen whether there will to any Whitsuntide holidays in Tho Ordinary sense of the term. Many supporters of the government consider that if the House is to adjourn in july it would be better to give Only a very Brief recess at say from Friday the 15th of May until the following thursday and to Cut off a few Days at the end of the session. Or. Smith1 expression of Hope As to an Early prorogation is regarded by the opponents of assisted education at All events As sounding the Knell of Tho Bill dealing with that subject. It is practically certain that both this measure and Tho Small holidays Bill will to Laid before the House but in the most sanguine estimate As to the course of business they can hardly be proceeded with if the expectations of Tho first lord of the Treasury Are to be Fullil cd. It has now been definitely arranged that Tho discussion in committee on the Irish land Purchase Bill shall commence on thursday next. It will to continued do die in diem in the next wc6u, excepting wednesday. It is expected that the budget will be brought in on Tho monday or thursday in the week following. This is Tho Only business which will be allowed to interrupt the proceedings upon Tho land Bill until it is disposed of. King Humbert of Italy has received some compensation for the various troubles that have of Date afflicted Bis subjects in the recognition of i personal humanity and courage by the commission charged with Tho examination into the annual awards of medals Quot for civil the commission has decided to bestow a Geld medal on Tho King As a Reward for his bravery on Tho recent fall of a House in Rome. The facts Wero briefly cabled at the time. Tho Fuller details show that on hearing of the Accident the King hastened to the spot Ana remained there for four hours directing and encouraging the Rescue party. His majesty was Tho first to discern a a Rie Ketty ladder let Down into the cellar whence the muffled cries of the buried men could to Beard and while the difficult work of Rescue went on to continually encouraged Tho unfortunate men with Assurance of comic help. One Man whose head and shoulders were above the debris but whose legs were held by heavy beams was especially sustained by the King s words of Good cheer. Although the danger of a fresh fall in Tho ruins was considerable King Humbert held the poor fellow by Tho hand and gave him wine and did not leave the premises until All were taken out alive. Silver medals have been awarded to others who assisted in the Rescue. Popular sentiment in Italy. As cabled three Days ago the american difficulty with Italy is viewed differently by Tho government and by the people. Popular sentiment is decidedly hostile to the United states while Tho Cabinet is anxious to get out of Tho matter As quietly As possible without giving a handle to its political adversaries. King Humbert and the Premier Are said to be both convinced that there was no race question in Tho new Orleans tragedy and without a race question the affair loses interest for Italy. Nevertheless they feel the necessity of Gratifying the populace with some show of resentment. It May be of interest to state in this connection that brigand age stiff flourishes in Sicily to a degree that makes the Interior unsafe for travellers and that it has not been entirely extinguished on the neapolitan Mainland. It is remembered that a few months ago a Rich proprietor vrho was captured by brigands and held for a Ransom offered a Largo Reward to the brigand who was left in charge of him one Day to Jet him go offering also to take the brigand with him and secure him immunity. The guard answered that he would he followed and killed. Quot but you might go to America Quot said the captive. They would follow and kill me there too Quot was Tho reply. The return of the Kaiser to Berlin without seeing Prince Bismarck is attributed to the Confidence inspired in the Kaiser by the warmth of the reception at Lubeck. His visit to the old Hause City was next to Bismarck s birthday the memorable event of Tho week in Germany. The Lubecker spared no Effort to show their loyally not to the emperor but to the Empire to which like All the former Liante towns they Are strongly attached because it allows them the Possession of equal autonomy with the More important states in which they would otherwise have been swallowed up. The feature which excited the deepest interest was the trades prices he of. As each Trade appeared with its Banner and greeted the emperor he returned the Saline As cordially As lie had that of the military and lie made particular inquiries from the burgomaster president As to the condition and history of each particular Trade. The Kaiser visited the various places of interest in the old City and was shown the ancient Armor which the men of Lubeck wore when they defended their City against the victorious swedes. The Kaiser said he hoped to see the Day when Lubeck and All Tho Hause towns would again be the great depots of european Commerce trading As successfully with Tho most Distant parts of the world As they ouch did within Tho narrow Domain of medieval Commerce. To said that he would spare no labor on his part to build up the commercial interests of the Empire and also to create that which was indispensable for a prosperous Commerce a powerful and efficient Navy. Senator Mann chief of the senatorial committee on navigation and Commerce returned a Hearty approval of the Kaiser s sentiments and an expression of Confidence that the Imperial policy would to crowned with the greatest Success. The whole incident must have been fur the Kaiser in its civic surroundings and Comparativo Freedom from military pomp and display a pleasant Relief from Tho continuous round of inspecting garrisons and ironclads. It is stated that the Kaiser requested his Mother to return from England. One of the remarkable features in Germau polities is the Ascendancy which the Emprey a Frederick has acquired Over her son. That she was her husbands guide and Counselor is Well known and Between the two there subsisted deep attachment As Well As the deepest respect. This was the re Sou that Bismarck dreaded her and tried to drive her into retirement. She was the Only person that he feared for he understood her. Tho Effort to separate her from her son and make the son the tool of Bismarck failed of Success and the general belief a that the Empress Mother has succeeded to Bismarck a Ascendancy and that her son largely depends on her for counsel and guidance. As a politician she a considered far Superior to her Mother Queen Victoria whose Good qualities Are rather negative while the Empress Frederick is positive and original. It is a saying in Berlin that her presence there is the Best Security that the peace of Europe will not to broken. It a also said that Queen Victoria herself relies in afar Roe upon Tho advice of her daughter hat of the Princo of Wale. The fact ser requested his Mother s return is indicate that lie meditates some a veme it in his Domestic or foreign Kino Otto a latest Freak. I dispatch says that Tho latest Freak Outing Otto is that he wants a wife. To insists on making the round of european courts in order to make a selection and his attendants Are at their wit s ends what to do. Heretofore All his freaks even Homicidal have been gratified at least in appearance and if Otto has kept count of Tho number of persons who Bavo pretended to fall at the discharge of lift gun lie must imagine himself another Tamerlane. But How to Deal with his new idea a a Puzzle. A marriage is of course not to be thought of. Tho King grows Wilder and Wildor on the subject and has been seized with paroxysms of rage because Bis orders were not obeyed. It is said that the Regent Luitpold has been requested to Deal with Tho difficulty and it is thought probably that his majesty May get a straight jacket instead of a wife. Of course such Force would not be reported to without the express authority of the Regen t. The grand Duke Nicholas of Russia who was seized with violent insanity last autumn is settling Down into hopeless and harmless dementia it is reported that an examination of Liis affairs has effaced whatever affection the Czar entertained for him. Tho proof is ample that he has been guilty of the most enormous speculations and that having been forgiven by the former Czar he Lias been equally unfaithful to Tho present one. It a thought that his madness May have been brought on by fear of discovery. His unfortunate mistress or latest mistress Mac. Yonow who was led to desert her husband an army officer for the distinction of becoming the Paramour of a Prince of the blood is living with her two children on a Small pittance in Tho Crimea. The Czar it appears can forgive his relatives almost any crime but he cannot forgive their victims. He has a Strong rope Nanco even to the presence of his fathers illegitimate children. His own half Brothers although it i said to have been the final request of Tho late emperor that they should be cared for As members of the House of Romanoff. Since the accession of the present emperor Tho German military authorities appear to have studied with special attention the naval and military resources of great Britain and the Genera 1 Stato of the country As regards readiness for War. The sem official Militar woche Ziblatt has from time to time published data from which inferences can he made concerning the condition of the British army. Tho latest of these papers is of great importance for though it contains nothing new to eng Ismen in Tho services it gives to germans an insight into the weakest Point of the British system. It consists in an analysis and partial reproduction of a recent report upon the examination for admission to the staff College. Attention is expressly called to this report on the ground that it affords an indication of the degree of education of those classes of officers from whom Tho English army draws its staff. Very Little comment is made for Tho excellent reason that none is necessary. The report refers in detail to some of the subjects for examination. The question has been asked Quot How Are military communications divided and what requirements should they satisfy a the answer expected would have been a general explanation of the Means used to Supply an army in the Field with special regard to Tho carrying capacity and the Protection of roads railways and canals and to Tho organization of the traffic Between the army and its base but a number of candidates answered the question by a discussion of bicycles Carrier pigeons and various other modern perhaps useful enough in their place have nothing to do with the subject of communications. That such a silly Blunder and Buch a disclosure of ignorance should have been made by British officer aspiring to High staff employment tend applying for admission to the highest military institution for professional study will not be Likely to raise Continental opinion of Tho value of England a much talked of two army corps. In another part the report says that Quot the notions of most candidates upon Tho subject of coast defense appear to to in a deplorable state of that Only two officers should have passed in French is also a disquieting sign to englishmen seeing that fur practical purposes As distinct from the use of a language As a key to professional literature French stands hardly second to russian in its importance for Tho British army. Tiie new emigration Laws. The news of the new american emigration Laws has caused much stir at the depots of emigration for America. In Hamburg the steamship lines Aro conducting a careful inspection of the Emigrant passengers and in British ports Tho examination is More than the superficial formality it used to be. In Sweden it is stated the authorities propose to revive the old Rule which Lias fallen somewhat into disuse of allowing no Oue to leave the country As an Emigrant without a certificate of Good conduct and of educational qualifications from the pastor of the Parish. In the country parts of Sweden this Rule still prevails and is strictly enforced but it is somewhat neglected in the Large cities especially Gothenburg. In Italy it is proposed to withdraw from America entirely the blessings of american emigration or at least to seriously restrict it. While in Kiel the Kaiser was present at Tho court martial of three marines accused of uttering socialistic sentiments. The court had been ordered for that Day and the Kaiser would not permit it to be adjourned. Two of the marines Wero convicted and the other who was shown to have Only listened in a thoughtless Way to the sentiments uttered by the others was acquitted with a warning. The two convicted marines were shown to have been in communication with socialistic agitators in Hamburg and Stettin and to Ihyo agreed to enter upon a course of winning pro carted for socialism. They Wero each sentenced to imprisonment at hard labor for one year and after their imprisonment to be dealt with As Tho Kaiser might command. It is rumoured that several socialists detected in Tho army and Navy have been quietly shipped off to the German settlements in new Guinea to be employed As convicts in Road making Clearing the Brush and other arduous occupations calculated to end in their speedy extinction. If this is True no Public announcement of the fact has been made nor is it Likely to to proved unless one of Tho men thus punished should make bin escape to the British or French settlements. Tho germans in new Guinea Aro beset by hostile tribes mostly cannibals and a fugitive would fare badly among them. The German scheme of an african convict settlement is it is stated still under consideration. China Ani Iier Navy. The German officer Florschutz who took a command some time ago in the construction department of the chinese Navy has written Home Gomo interesting fact about the War vessels of that Empire. He considers the Nativo officers generally inefficient but docs not blame Tho chinese government for ridding itself of the English officers As they acted As if in the English service instead of in the chinese. The native officers he says insist upon treating sailors and marines guilty of offences just us chinese criminals Are treated on Shore and it is not an infrequent spectacle to see three or four men in arched up on deck to have their beads Cut off in presence of the Crow while occasionally a Cage May to seen hanging from the Yard Arm with a pm or wretch inside of it undergoing a slow death by starvation and Lack of sleep. They have also introduced the practice of keel hauling in which the Crews take great Delight although it is usually death to the subject of the punishment. Altogether Tho chinese Navy has some peculiarities that do not commend themselves to the German critic Captain Florschutz says however that germans Are regarded with special favor in China the government being equally jealous of the English and russians and not yet reconciled to the French while the american exclusion Laws militate against americans. It is stated that the Duke of Cumberland has been heard from in regard to the Guelph fund and in a rather unexpected tone. A was heir to the throne of Hanover i remain the adversary of Prussia. I refuse any arrangement with her and i maintain ail the claims which my supporters in Hanover have hitherto this is substantially the stand which the Duke took on a former occasion when approached at the a Estanco of Prince Bismarck. It Means that if the fund is surrendered to the hanoverian heirs it will have to be surrendered unconditionally and without any Concession on their part of claim to the hanoverian throne. This is not pleasant for Prussia which has in Hanover an Alsace Lorraine of its own. The adherent of the dethroned House Are still numerous and devoted and would be amp a element of danger should War result in disaster to Hopes to play again Edwin Booths closing appearance at the Academy. Keep some be oks i Exira dry Imperial Champagne in your Ico. His Hamlet witnessed by the greatest audience that Ever crowded the Academy. Called before the in ram and greeted with enthusiasm the actors speech. Brooklyn witnessed at the Academy of Mubi a yesterday afternoon the last performance of Edwin Booth for several seasons. The great actor had chosen for Tho occasion Hamlet a part with which to is More intimately associated than with any other and which is Moro closely identified with Booth than with any other actor. Brooklyn turned out such an audience As Hab never before been seen in the City in Tho Day time and one which has probably never been exceeded at night. By 1 of clock people began to pour through Montague Street to the Academy in crowds and the Rush did not diminish until after the curtain had risen and the first act was half Over. Every Good seat in Tho Bouse was sold Days ago bub the line in front of Tho ticket Sellers window reached through Tho door out upon Tho porch of the Academy. A notable feature of Tho crowd was the Largo number of Young people it contained. There were scores of parents in the throng with children too Young to to sent to the theater alone and there were hundreds of Young people under 20, while sprinkled among them were White haired poo pc who must have been Maturo men and women during the great Quot Hamlet run of 100 nights at the Winter Garden in new York and who had come to renew their allegiance to the actor who had represented All that is Noble and poetic in English tragedy to them through most of their lives. The feeling had gone Forth in the City that this might possibly be or. Booths last performance and that he was the last representative of a great histrionic school. Lovers of Shaka Peare bad come to say godspeed if not Farewell of Tho actor and Man whom they hold in almost affectionate regard. They had sent their children to look upon a pers nation which As it is Field never to have been unsurpassed when the poetic school of tragedy was at its height May hardly Hope to be equated now that that school is in its decline. The Homo was packed from footlights to the Back of tue Topmost gallery. The orchestra had been driven upon Tho stage and seventy five chairs placed inside the orchestra rail. Every oat in the House was sold and All but two or three of them were occupied. The orchestra pit would not hold another chair. People were standing As thickly As they could crowd All Over Tho House and sitting on the Steps of the aisle in the dress Circle and gallery. The Money receipts were $2,5g4, a larger sum than has Ever been taken at the Academy in Tho daytime before. Tho throng was too dense to distinguish faces readily but a Fey of the prominent men and women of Brooklyn who Wro present were the Rev. Or. Charles ii. Hall Gordon l. Ford and daughter or. And mrs. Henry k. Sheldon mrs. John Van Nostrand or. John Margan or. And mrs. St. Clair or. Kelway Harry Rowe Shelley the daughters of j. E. Toncey Twili a party of society Young women from the Heights Seth l. Keeney David Valentine Frank Jenks Thomas g. Shearman and Charles Townshend. Those of the vast assemblage who had come to pay their trib nto of respect to or. Booth were gratified and Happy at the heartiness of the expression. The great actor received a Royal Wel Como. He was recalled after every act and at the close of the performance Tho audience recalled him twice and stood cheering and waving handkerchief and crying Quot speech i Quot until the actor said a few words of thanks to them something which he rarely does. The speech was Rece Ivou with More cheering and the audience echoed the Hope which he expressed that this might not be his last appearance before them. Or. Booth spoke faintly As he had done All through Tho play except in Oue or two scenes and his words were hardly audible even in the front rows of the orchestra but As nearly As they could be Anglit they were Quot ladies and gentlemen of Broo Klyus i thank you from my heart for Tho Groat kindness with which you have received me. I certainly Hope that this will not be the last time Quot a these words wore Given in or. Booths clearest elocution Quot that i shall appear before you. But for the present i must attend to the restoration of my with a Bow and a grave smile or. Booth was behind the curtain. But the demonstration did not end there. Crowds lingered about the stage door filled Montague Street and the Steps opposite waiting for the last glimpse of the actor. Not until he finally entered his Carriage and was followed Down the Street with a cheer did the crowd disperse. Those who went to the Academy hoping to see Tho Hamlet or Edwin Booth at its bests Tho greatest Hamlet of history must have been grievously disappointed. The framework of the great creation was there Tho Grace the wondrously Beautiful elocution when the speech could to heard at All and the mysterious melancholy which have always been among its leading characteristics but the whole performance seemed to be palsied not with indifference for or. Booth played carefully after the first act a but with feebleness. In truth Tho great audience hungry for something to applaud waiting for something to stir its pulse into suitable expression of the sympathy it Felt let the great actor walk on and off the stage after great scenes in silence applauding decorous by at the end of each act and reserving their great demonstration until the end when they could Shower it upon the actor and not upon his pers nation. The Heartiest applause during the performance was Given to Misa Gale for her Earnest Ami careful performance of Ophelia and the King and laertes were More heartily applauded than the Hamlet. In truth that Hamlet of yesterday could never have run for 100 nights in new York or have been received with acclaim All around the English speaking world. Or. Booth spoke so faintly that much of his speech was inaudible even in the front of the House and several times he heightened the difficulty by delivering Long speeches in a Low tone with his Back to the audio uce. In the scene with Ophelia the scene alone with the Queen the scene with Rosen Crantz Guilde Storn and the pipe and a the scone of the mimic play Thero were touches of the old fire. The Quot perchance to dream Quot in the Soliloquy where be used to Spring to his feet his face blanched with All Tho possible horror of those guilty dreams and move his audiences with the spell of Tho supernatural we pfc for nothing yesterday. Tho Quot is it Tho King a Whitfi de delivered in a slow Crescendo of passion used to electrify his hearers had no Crescendo and to Subtle thrill but the audience Wero thankful for the beaution which were still unmarred the Graceful figure the sculptured face the dominating intelligence and the oldest of them realized that they Wero looking upon a pers nation wonderful and Beautiful even in its decadence. Or. Booth must have played Llam Lut thousands of times since that night in 1 852 when his father first suggested the part to him. It was in the dressing room of a theater in Sacramento and in Sacramento at that time the dressing rooms were probably not commodious and the Castle of Elsinore must Liao been almost As shabby As that used at the Academy yesterday. Thu Young Man of it was dressing for Allier in Quot Venice preserved Quot a tragedy which was popular a the palmy Day i. Young Ned was having a Benefit As Liis father and brother had Fiad the two preceding nights and he had chosen to play Jaffier. The old actor looked up at the Lithe Young figure in Black velvet Doublet and exclaimed Quot you look like Hamlet Why did no to you play that for your Benefit a a perhaps i will if i Ever have another one a the boy replied carelessly and went on with his make up. That speech shows that Tho boy did no to regard his acting very seriously and it was five years later in Boston before he really seriously get about making himself a great actor and striving to fill Liis Farhart a Diane. Though n the meantime he had played in Australia in Tho Sandwich islands and in California mining Camps from one to another of which he sometimes tramped of foot. Edwin Booth has so Long been the Ido of Groat capitals and lie has played to overflowing Bouses that Tho younger generation Are Octavo us sir Tot by the sea. Money Pooh Lar at Evenso Hurst by the sea Ana will add. Likely to lose sight of the fact that in his younger Days to faced such hardships As few of the most unfortunate of his profession now endure. He Rode across the isthmus of Panama on muleback in 1852. When the place was a wilderness and when every Man in the party slept on Tho insect infected ground with a pistol in his hand a a Protection against marauding natives. After his father left California Tho boy stayed there and faced Bard times which meant actual hunger to the actor As Well As to Many a Gold Digger. Once to tramped fifty Miles Over the mountains through the Snow with a party that was breaking a path from a snowed in mining Camp to Marysville. In those Days of trial he was Content to draw Money by any sort of advertising and he Rode from town to town playing Quot the Iron Chest a with Liis dressing Basket covered with Canvas painted to resemble an Iron Chest and strapped conspicuously on top of the stages. He was even compelled to play tragedy in support of that Brilliant comedian Laura Keene who imagined her Forte at that time to be tragic parts and who attributed her failure in them in san Francisco to Quot Ned Booths bad but thanks to kind friends who arranged benefits for him at one of which lie first played Hamlet to started for Australia in 1854. On the ves8elwerc three actresses who had concealed themselves in different Cabins hoping when Booth reached Australia to be the Only actresses in the Island and thus to secure an engagement with him. One of these adventurous spirits was Laura Keene and another was tie wife of Tho Captain of the vessel an sex actress who was keeping a boarding House m san Francisco and who deserted her House on two hours notice to bail with her husband and Tho new Star. Young Booths trials began before to went to California or even before to was an actor or had done anything More entertaining than to Playa fiddle or sing negro melodies to the thrum of a Banjo to audiences of children. Lie was expert in both these accomplishments which be picked up from the negroes on his fathers Marylyn id Plantation in a Happy and care free boyhood. But the trials which began in Early youth no doubt left their Mark upon the imaginative lad and have very Likely helped to make him the Ideal Ila Mlet of stage history. His father Junius Brutus Booth was an actor of great Genius a erratic As he was great. He needed constant watching to keep him in condition to fulfil his professional engagements. His daughter mrs. Clarke has written that this task demanded the endurance and patience of a woman but As her Mother was utterly unable to travel Tho task fell to her Young brother at a time when he ought to have been sleeping All night and playing out of doors in Tho Days. This constant association with a Moody Genius must have impressed Tho boy Aud such scenes As mrs. Clarko describes May Well have Given the boys imagination Tho morbid twist which intensified by thick crowding sorrows in later life has made its possessor Tho Ideal of the morbid melancholy Hamlet at what a Cost no one but the actor Cau Ever know. One night when the father had insisted upon going upon the Street Tho boy after coaxing in vain sprang into the door and declared Quot you shall not go Quot the father plunged into a dark and closet and remained silent for hours in danger of suffocation while the boy pleaded in vain with him to come out. At another time the father paced for hours a deserted Market in Louisville trying to Wear Tho boy out and escape from him. But Tho boy Hung out walking in silence by his fathers Side until the father went to his hotel Aud to bed. It was in 1849, at Boston when his father was playing Richard Iii on one of these journey that an overworked stage manager who had to a a go on a a for several Small parts Besought the boy to play Tressel for him. The boy agreed and Bis father so far approved of this Firat appearance As to lend the boy his own spurs. The next year 1850, the father showed much greater Confidence. They were playing at the old National theater on what is now Park Row new York. One night when it was time to leave the hotel for the theater the old actor refused to badge saying he Wab sick Tho play was Quot Richard Iii a Tho elder Booths great part and the son was in despair. He pleaded that there was no one to take the part and the father rejoined Quot you go and play this was to a boy of 17 from the greatest Richard of Liis Day. Edwin protested but he finally drove to the theater to explain and the manager Maile Tho same suggestion. In spite of the boys protest he was hurried into his Stalwart fathers clothes and pushed out upon Tho stage Nota word of apology or explanation having been made to the audience. His Entrance was greeted with Tho thunderous Volley of applause usually bestowed on his father and when the audience saw the blender Richard Tho applause stopped almost suspended in air. The boy got through so Well that at Tho close of the play to was recalled and he believes now that i father was in Tho theater Aud saw the venture though he never spoke of it. About this time Young Booth in company with John s. Clarke afterwards his brother in Law and a noted comedian announced a Quot grand dramatic festival at Bel air md., Booths birth place. The Bills were Hung upside Down by a Darky from Tho Booth Plantation but Tho court House was filled. The festival consisted of recitations of tragedy by the two boys alternately Clarko doing shylock and Booth Quot the celebrated Dagger scene from Macbeth Quot As announced in his Bill. The Quot festival Quot closed with some negro melodies Hung with blackened faces Aud accompanied by fiddle and Banjo. The latter part of or. Booths career is Well known. The brightest features of it Are Tho Hundred nights run of Quot Hamlet a in Tho Winter Garden in 1804-65, Aud his management of Booths theater where to produced Shakespeare on so magnificent and costly a scale As to push him Inu bankruptcy. Through All this career his Hamlet has run like a colouring thread. He has played it oftener than any other actor or than he has played anything else. His Beauty probably foreordained him to play Romeo As much As his imaginative temperament and his matchless Grace fitted him for Hamlet. But his Romeo was never one of Liis successful parts though the play had a considerable run at Booth s theater when miss Mcwicker whom lie soon afterwards married played Juliet. Sothern used to Tell a Story which perhaps expressed in an exaggerated form Booth s own impression of his Romeo. Tho two actors were chatting Over the Many queer performances they had soon when Sothern exclaimed Quot a you ought to have seen my Claude Melnotte i Hare played it and i suppose i was Tho worst Claude who Over Booth looked at him a Minuto and said dryly a yes i should judge you wore. But for Genuino badness you ought to have seen my Romeo in stage annals Are full of anecdotes of Edwin Booth but while dozens of them illustrate Tho Many a generosity and kindness of heart not one shows a niggardly or ignoble spirit. Of How Many men in any walk of life can one say As much ? a or. Booth Lias probably taken part m Moro special performances with Quot Start casts than almost any actor. He has played in this Way with Charlotte Cushman Janann chek Balvinia and Modjeska. The most remarkable of these was the performance tendered to Lester Vya Lack at the metropolitan opera House on his retirement from the stage. Tho play was Quot Hamlet Quot with Booth As Ila Mlet Modjeska As Ophelia Lawrence Barrett As the ghost Frank Mayo As the King and Many leading actors in Tho other parts. It was a fitting close of or. Wallack a career As a manager and perhaps the crowning event of or. Booths As an actor for his work has always been better when surrounded with artists of his own or nearly his own Caliper. The Public will share or. Booths Hope in the restoration of his health and that the performance of yesterday May be a mile Stone in Aud not the close of his great career. Romeo and Juliet at the Academy Romeo and Juliet at the Academy of music last night Drew a Light audience. Miss Gale As Juliet was enthusiastically received and was recalled several times during the evening and after Tho curtain went Down on the last act. Her work was conscientious throughout. Albert bruising a Romeo and John a. Lane As mercutio also found favor with the auditors. Josf cell 110ward seriously a boy easily. Or. Joseph Howard jr., the Well known writer is reported ill at his residence 7 West Twenty first Street new York but there is no immediate danger of death. Of Harry Donovan went with the failed woman. A strange Case of abduction in new Haven in which a Brooklyn woman and a lawyer of this City Are said to be interested special to the Eagle a a new Viaven conn., april 4. Harry Donovan aged 7 years son of Michael Donovan first mate of the Steamer Continental which plies Between new Haven and now York was abducted yesterday afternoon. The work was cleverly done by two women. It was planned however by a. J. Tracy who a a said to a a Brooklyn lawyer and private detective. Shortly after 2 of clock tall elderly woman wearing Avail knocked at the door of miss Galbraith a room in Tho Wooster school where Harry was in attendance and informed the teacher that Harry was wanted by Bis Grandfather. Such Calls a these Are frequent and without the slightest suspicion the teacher allowed the boy to accompany Tho woman out of the school. Tho boy Wen with apparent willingness and seemed to know the woman. This woman is pretty positively believed to be a mrs. Dazet. A frenchwoman who is in the employ of the boy s grandmother the Mother of or. Donovan a first wife who died about four years ago. The grandmothers name is mrs. Rankin and she is said to live on the Corner of to troop and Lafayette avenues in Brooklyn. Mrs. Dazet id a tall Largo framed woman and has a masculine countenance. She called on mrs. Donovan or. Donovan a second wife at about 0 45 of clock last evening and coolly informed her that her Stepson had been abducted but was in perfectly Safe band and would be most excellently cared for. Mrs. Dazet is also a resident of Brooklyn living at 908 Lafayette Avenue. There is quite an interesting bit of history behind the whole affair. Or. Donovan a first wife Bessie Rankin was a protestant and Tho daughter of very wealthy parents. At her death four years ago Harry was taken care of by his grandmother who became attached to the boy. His Grandfather died and left Bis property said to be Worth $300,000, to go to his grandson. After the death of the Grandfather about two years ago or. Donovan married again and took his soon away to live with him in this City. Mrs. Lankin Wab very unwilling to have the child go and since his departure has frequently asked to have him Given Back to her. Another alleged Causo for the abduction of the lad is that he was being brought up in the Catholic Faith. Mrs. Rankin is a woman of set religious ways and it is rumoured that she has taken Possession of the child in order that she might take charge of his religions training. Of the boys whereabouts no definite or absolute information has been received since to left school. About 8 of clock two elderly women accompanied by a boy who was dressed in knickerbockers a spotted coat and a bicycle Cape answering the description of those worn by Harry were seen at Tho Union depot. They purchased tickets for Bridgeport and boarded Tho 8 13 train going in that direction. Or. Donovan was in new York yesterday. On the boat a Telegram informing him of the facts was Given to him just before the boat was started for this City lie paced the deck continuously and bore every sign of mental agitation. When Tho boat reached this City he secured leave of absence from duty and proceeded to Bis Home. After a consultation with his wife and relatives to left on a new York train an hour or two later. About noon or. Donovan telegraphed from new York that to could find no Trace of his son Aud stated that it was his opinion that to was still in new Haven mrs. Dazet a professional nurse who is Abou 55 years old Tho apparent age of the woman mentioned in the new Haven dispatch As having abducted the boy from the Wooster school liven of the second floor of the 2f�s Story Frame House at 908 Lafayette Avenue. Last night the Bouse was dark from basement to attic. Repeated ringing at the door Bell failed tool Icib any response mrs. Dazet it was Learned in the neighbourhood had been away from Home for several Days. It was said by a neighbor that she was in the country. Incidentally it was stated that some years ago mrs. Dazet was known to have had the temporary custody of a Young boy who was reputed to to the future heir to an immense Fortune. If mrs. Dazet should prove to be the woman alluded to in the new Haven abduction Case she May possibly have taken Tho boy to the House of one of her married daughters in one of Tho upper wards. Jay Gould at Washington. A amp a i Alks up Telegraph toll with or. Wana Valier Quot Washington d. C., april 4. Or. Jay goal cd called of postmaster general Wanamaker to Day. Telegraph tolls was the principal theme of the talk. Next Juno will to two years since or. Wanamaker fixed Tho schedule of rates which the government should pay the Western Union for the Telegraph service. Tho Western Union refused to accept these rates but continued to perform the service. The consequence is that the government has paid nothing for its use of the Telegraph since that time and the amount now due Tho company has reached Largo proportion. Or. Gould talked the matter Over with or. Wanamaker but to definite conclusion was readied. Or. Jay Gould and his son subsequently called on tiie president Secretary Foster and Secretary Tracy and spout a Short time in Tho society of each. It is Learned that these visits Wero merely social in character and had no political or financial significance. As or. Gould was leaving the White House he said to a reporter a the italian hurry is not going to to serious our government has moved in a dignified and eminently proper manner. I do not see just what Italy can do in Tho Quot will the International differences of opinion damage commercial relations Quot a hardly. You Sec How the Market is to Day prices Are up and firm. Tho prospects Are favourable for a satisfactory summer m financial circles and when that a a so the majority of Tho people Are Tio far As appearances go or. Gould a health a a better than it has been for some time. Or. Gould and his party left the City this afternoon at 2 of clock on Tho Chesapeake and Ohio new Cincinnati fast line for St. Louis via Cincinnati. A Telegram was received at the department of state yesterday from lieutenant Scrivn the special commissioner in behalf of the world columbian exposition to Central America announcing that Tho president of Salvador had accepted the invitation to participate in the exposition and had appointed five commissioners to represent that Republic at Chicago Aud secure an exhibit fully illustrating its resources. Lieutenant by River also telegraphed that Salvador will erect its own building and that in addition to Tho display of the resources of the country the Aati Oual museum will Send a valuable exhibit. Lieutenant Baker the special commissioner of the world s columbian exposition to Mexico telegraphs the department of state that the Republic of Mexico has announced its acceptance of Tho invitation to participate in the exposition and will erect a building at Chicago surpassing that which contained Tho display of the mexican Republic at Paris. Mrs. Vanderbilt very ill. The venerable author am suffering from Ait attack of Grippe. The love i of the car. John l. Stoddard s lec Tufo on Tho Quot passion of to riven at the Academy or music tuesday Aud Friday voc Uings april 7 and 10, and at Tho saturday matinee april j 1��?adv. Mrs. Gertrudo Vanderbilt widow of the Lato judge John j. Vanderbilt and the author of the Book of the history of Flatbush is now lying dangerously Ili with la Grippe at her residence Fiat Bush Avenue and Lincoln Road Flatbush. Mrs. Vanderbilt is identified with Many charitable organizations in this City and Iho town of Flatbush and in Tho latter town for years Lias gladdened the hearts of Many destitute families. The great fear track Isoac a fast Tho fast and magnificent passenger service from new York West is by the great four track now York Central a a Hudson River Railroad. All principal through trains Ara equipped with Wagner Vestibule drawing room a a looping dining and Buffet. W Echtler it pc Abraham. A sunday fair. Bits of april store news. Parasols certainly 3.000 of them. And hardly two alike �1.50 to $30.00. Does no to this suggest an endless Choice buying carpets from specially stores in these Days of Spry sales and slim profits does no to pay carpet department third floor. Dressmaking a already 50 per cent. Ahead in number of orders compared with last Spain go fourth floor. Millinery if there a nothing among this Springs collection of trimmed millinery that just strikes your fancy Well speedily build something to your notion Mezzanine Spring perfumes. The full assortment of Stephanye a Spring perfumes is in. Fancy goods front underwear Sale. Item 1�? of seersucker skirts to sold a quaint of these at bargain Prico of 09c., but will beat it Tor monday 53c. Item 2�?250 Diocos Muslin chemises embroidered been g9c. Monday 39c. 3�? 3u0 pieces Muslin gown a Mother Hubbard Yoke been 69c. Monday 39c. Item 3�? 3u0 pieces Maliu g Yoke 75c. Tyio monday 59c. Item 4�?300 piece Masonville Muslin gown Yoke of six rows Hamburg ?$1.10, Down to 75c. For the Daj. Item 5�?Loo pieces Cambric gowns surplice neck with handsome Piatte lace trimming $1.50 monday 98c. Item ?100 pieces Only dotted Lavrn gowns can to worn for Day or night fail sleeves $2.00, Tor $1.35. Item 7�?40 piece China silk chemises Black Cream Lavender Blue or Corn color elaborately trimmed with Platto Vamp a. And other laces $4.50, Lor $2.90. ?2d floor. Hundred ladies suits. 100 ladies suits All different styles. Been $12.50 to $25.00 monday $5.90, $8.75 and $14.50. ?2d cloak and suit depot. Novelties in ladies Long capes Are being received by every Boa race. Tho Limo offered to Day comprises Over fort aty Jea in Tho desirable colors. Prices Range from a >0 to s5h.00. To Aro prepared with an excellent assortment of ladies military Ulster with deep capos ladies Light weight a Bevin t. Long garments in Ulster Raglan or con Einara shapes. Also ladies Light weight mantles Aud lace wraps. 45 ladies twill Diagonal Cheviot and silk wraps and Mani los Tor immediate Wear Stylos Are All varied prices Wero $19.50, $25.00 and $32.uo. Monday $9.50, $14.50 and $22.50. 150 ladies1 jackets in various styles of Cheviot Diagonal and mixed goods opened at $8.50 to $10.15. Monday $5.00. Cloak ?2d and children a Section. 150 children a Spring weight garments in Plain and plaid cloths sizes 4 to 12 years opened at $5.50 to $8.50 monday. $1.98 and $3.50. These Are bargains in Earnest. Second Spring wrappers. 500 lout 19c. 250 teau ladies Calico wrappers excellent style Ocol pattern. Regular $1.00 style monday ouly ladies Cotton Challie wrapper round Yoke wat Back. Special $1.18, ?2d Day a Sale. Item 1.�?160 infants silk Caps. Fine Quality silk with lace i Tuohig also Pink or Blue chambray hats $1.50, for 98. Item 2.-200 children a Gingham dresses sizes 1 to 3 years handsome patterns embroidery trimmed $1.50 air a $1.75, for 75c. And 98c. Item 3.-60 children a Short Coats. 1 to 3 year sizes All Wool Cashmere with braided trimming on Waist $5.25, for $3.90. Item 4.-10 Fine Cream ottoman silk Coats. Greta Lien waists desirable styles for very Little children have been $13.50 and $1g.5u. For $9.75. Luf auts dept to second pieces of embroideries. Enough left of last weeks Sale of Sample embroideries to Mako a Days offering monday. 10c. To 18c. Cambric Nain Sook and Swiss embroideries for 5c. And 8c. A cd. 25c. To 35c. Cambric. Nain Sook and Swiss embroideries for 10c. And 15c. A you. 40c. To 00c. Cambric Nain Sook and Swiss embroideries Lor 20c. And 25c. A cd. 75c. To $1.25 22 and 27 inches wide Fiou icings 35c. And 50c. A cd. $1.50 to $2.00 27 inches wide fou icings 70c. And 85c. A cd. $2.00 and $2.n0 45 inches wide fou icings $1.00 and $1.25 a cd. $3.50 and $4.00 45 inches Wido Foo Uncle a very Fine $ 1.50 r. Fiou icings Black ground with Gold and coloured silk embroideries latest novelties will also go at equally Low Price. Embroideries right lace Sale. All Linen Torchon laces regular 15c. And 18c. Goods at 10c. A cd. All Linen Torchon laces Vert wide 20c and 22c. Goods at 12c. A cd. La Tosca All silk lace Flou icings. 45 inches wide. Regular $1.30 goods at 05c. A cd. Black and Cream Chantilly laces 13 inches wide suitable for lampshades at 220. A cd. Instead of 50c. Medici and Cleopatra Lake Collar ettes with jewels. Regular $1.50 and $2.00 articles at 70c. And 9sc. Each. Chantilly and Llama lace ficus extra Fine Quality Cost to import $3.00 to $4.00 each at $1.25 each. Mondays dress trimmings. Cat steel trimmings in Points balloon and Leaf Pat terns Worth$1.25 and $1.50 per cd. Special for Mon Day goo. And 85o. Cut steel Medici collars Plain silk and Cut jotted ii collars $2.75 special for monday $1.50 each out steel corsets full Waist trimming Worth $12 00 special for monday $5.8.5. Jet and Plain silk passement Erie in loaf pattern. Balloon and ornament Gimps Worth $ 1.00 special for monday 43c. A cd. Very wide Cut Jet and silk Mlod Gimps Worth $5 00 to $8.00 a cd. Monday Only $1.9$ a cd. Tummings front left. All silk ribbed vests less than half. 81.75 ladies All silk ribbed vests. Black Pink. Blue and White. 8uc. Each. Some of these vests Are the �s�o.25 Grade reason for this sacrifice is they re tub first run of the Mill and. As is Well understood. A thread Here and there Breaks on account of the shuttles moving rather stiffly. Of course these Breaks Are mended at once by being knotted and while they Are As sound As sound can be for purposes of service. They Are technically regarded As imperfect by the Man in the Trade who knows it All. 80o. Each we said hosiery front right. Coloured dress goods. French Turriso cloth. 42 Inch wide in a thorough Lino of tints extra value no a cd. Plaid novelties Oxtra shipment now pattern on licht grounds no. B Amazon dress cloth. In Tho exquisite colouring of Poopal fancy mohair Brill Antines 42 Inoh Wido Tho fullest Bort of an assortment or styles 39c. ?i?ki50csuuing3,3s,Nch tide in uo8 grfty8 Atni dress Woolen. 54 Inch wide a very Large collection including scotch 1 Weed English and scotch Cheviot and Tiow Obuna in exclusive Stylos $1.00, $1.25 and $1.75. Main aisle and Silks. Black grenadines. With coloured figures Are much sought after this season. We have just secured a Small lot of 400 Yards that Cost the importer s1.67& we bought at a figure that enables us to let them go at $1.23 cd. 21 Inch Black faille Francaise. Value $1.25, for. 22 Inch Black faille Francaise Valuim $1.35, for.$1.00 24 Inch Black faille Francaise value 1.50, for.$lt25 20 Inch coloured faille Francaise value $1.25, for.$1.00 a silk a left new books. How the Othor half lives now cheap edition. Lauto. O a Quot history of the second army corps m Tho army of the Potomac a by general Francis a. Walker 1 Voi 8vo published at $2 us store. $1 u i Quot Zadoc Pines and Othor Storino a by u. A Biitner la Rao cloth published at $1.00 a Tore Price 80 cents paper cover Publ Hod at 50c., store.,.4uo a a a tropical Kiriou a by Henry Drummond new edition published at $1.00 Satoro Price.8uo books second floor. Art embroidery department. News first we be rather a Rich collection of table covers and screens made of mail and Hollywood cloth. Now some special prices among tue various sized screens a three fold $0.00 screen trimmed with Hilkeline will be Ketz Oke Ted monday $4.25. Kensington table Art squares 3 3 inches 25c. Imported 80o. He stitched Linen table squares and scarfs various designs monday 59c. Art ?2d floor. Bargain Wash goods. 150 pcs. Of Tino scotch zephyrs 35c. And 40o. Quality imported this season in Pink Blue Lilac old Rose Laok and Woito and Dar Broneau Plains ail with Bourette Ett acis. Will be sold at 25c. Yard. Also about 50 pcs. Of the Livest French and scotch zephyrs in stripes plaids and Borders have been Selling in our regular stuck irom 55c. To Buo. Yard. Those will to sold at 25c. Yard. Waa Hables main aisle Back.�2.50 for �1.25. Picture frames. 100 of them. White enamel with Silver ornaments sizes 20x24 inches. 1sx24 inches 10x24 inches with Glass and Back. Our regular $2.50 Grade at $1.35 each. ?3d. 25 dozen cheap. 25 dozen perfect fitting Corset in Fine sateen color White drab Aud lilacs. $1.uu corsets monday 7 o. ?2d dress goods. A Complete assortment of nuns veil ing3, Batiste and Tamise cloths in All the different widths and qualities. Special 42 in. Wide Batiste polka dots 75c., in place of $1.00. Grenadines. In Plain and All the new designs including Side bands in silk and Wool and All silk 05c. To $3.75c. A Yli. In All Wool Henriettas and fancies we have an unlimited assortment in All the new stripes and figures from 75o. To $1.25. A left aisle. White goods. 00 Inch Fine scotch damask new patterns 90c., monday 75c. A Yard. Fat a Ewe Sapsin to match. It Quality $l.o0 a dozen. 39u Ttoe Eye tra heavy loom Luck Towbis 25c. Quality 19c. Each. _ _ 100 Dirou Lynx in Satin damask doilies drawn work Border 25c. Quality 15c. Each. 150 pea. Lace i Laue Aud checks 123ic. Yd., As against 50 pen. 40 Inch Satin Stripe and Laco effect apron lawns 15c. Per yd., instead of 20c. 5 pcs. 4u inc he stitched Lawn 25c. A cd. 25 pcs handsome Satin Stripe Black lawns 32 inches wide warranted fast Black. 25c. Been 35c. Aisle Back. White goods main aisle Bick. Wechsler a Abraham Brooklyn n. Y. Brooklyn n. Y ;