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mime Troupe, comprising Robert Butler, Tom Vance, Amelia Wells, Viro Ferrand, Carrie Edgar, Tom Bolas, Sallie Swift, Billy Reeve, Joe Buckley, C. E. Dobson, Frank Gibbons, and C. A. Gardiner. To these were added, on the 27th, the Buisley Family of gymnasts, and on Aug. 3 R. M. Carroll and sons, jig dancers. Mr. Whalley had a benefit on Aug. 20. The season closed Aug. 22.

For the next season Mr. Freligh made many alterations in the house. The pit was transformed into a parquet, the second and third circles enlarged, and the house opened Aug. 31, 1868, with “Life in the Streets " and the nautical play, “False Colors. W. H. Whalley, Harry Clifford, C. F. Seabert, J. McCarthy, Sam Drake, J. H. Bowes, J. J. McCloskey, Wm. Marden, Mrs. W. G. Jones, Jenny Clifford, H. Coleman, and Anna Newman were in the company

Alex. Fitzgerald appeared Sept. 21 as George Trueheart, in the play of that name. “The Crimson Shield, or the Nymphs of the Rainbow," was given Oct. 5, with a ballet under the direction of John E. McDonough. It enjoyed one month's run. Boucicault's "After Dark" had its first performance in this city Nov. 2. George Atkins, Alfred Stewart, Master Martin, and Tom Bolas were in the cast. Jarrett & Palmer obtained a temporary injunction restraining Mr. Freligh from playing “After Dark.” This was served on Nov. 12, 1868, but was vacated on the following Saturday, and on 16 “After Dark” was again: announced.

"Ned Scarlet," by J Foster; "The Red Scarf," by Augustin Daly; "O'Neil the Great," and other pieces in which Sallie Partington appeared, were next given. “ After Dark” was again produced Dec. 7, and Harry Macarthy, Lottie Estelle, and the Butler Pantomime Troupe appeared. Fanny Herring came 14 in “Aladdin,” and Jan. 4, 1869, J. C. Foster's spectacle, “The Fighting Brothers of Rome," was presented. On Jan. 11 “Blueskin;” 18, “Revolution in Spain;' 25, “Bridge of Notre Dame,” “The Ethiop,” and the 30th, “The Lancashire Lass.” On Feb. 22 Marietta Zanfretta appeared in a tight-rope act, and March 8 L. C. Foster's pantomime, “The Seven Dwarfs," was seen, with Robert Butler as the Clown; James Sanford, Harlequin; John Foster, Pantaloon; J. Burke, Sprite, and Mlle. Eugenia Oberti, Columbine, and the Mlles. Jovetti, Vidal, and Evaline Constantine at the head of the ballet.

“The Fairy Spell” was seen May 3rd, also “The Soapfat Man," in which Rachel Denvil, Mrs. Holmes, the Misses Cassie Troy and Collins, and W. H. Whalley, J. P. Bowers, J. S. Rooney, J. C. Edmonds, Seabert, Kirk, and Archer appeared. Oliver Þoud Byron joined May 10, when “Who's to Win?” and “El Hyder" were played, and Mr. and Mrs. E. Blanchard, with their dogs,


were seen. J. C. Stewart, negro comedian, came 17th. Kate Fisher appeared 24, and Amy Fitzgerald and Susan Hudson joined 31. Fanny Herring opened in the burlesque of “Ixion " June 7th; the Zanfretta and Caron Troupe 14. Mr. Freligh had his annual benefit 18; N. B. Clarke followed 25, and Whalley and the regular company played in stock pieces until July 12, when Robert Pateman came in “The Dumb Man of Manchester” and “The Spitalsfields Weavers; ” Hawley and Miaco, gymnasts, appeared July 19. James Smith, pedestrian, Marietta Ravel, and P. E. Connelly were seen in “The French Spy” Aug. 15. Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Albaugh then appeared for twelve nights, the season closing Sept. 4, 1869. The house was reopened Sept. 6. Wm. H. Whalley, E. Marden, J. H. Bowers, c. F. Seabert, Charles Foster, Ć. J. Edmonds, J. J. McCloskey, T. A. Dow, W. H. Crompton, John C. Walsh, William Murray, S. Charles, H. Atkins, Mrs. W. G. Jones, Mrs. E. B. Holmes, Mrs. Newman, May Estelle, Bella Wallace, Anne Newman, E. Blake, Fenton, F. and N. Davenport, M. Crompton, Little Alice, and Florence were in the company. "The Scottish Chiefs” was the initial performance. On Oct. 4 Leo Hudson appeared for two weeks in horse drama; 18 the Robert Butler Pantomime Troupe, was seen with Mlle. De Rosa and Young Martinetti; and on 25 "Formosa” was produced; Nov. 8, Watts Phillips' "Not Guilty" was given, and Harry Courtaine, comic singer, made his first appearance. This gentleman was not our present Harry Courtaine, but some one who assumed the name. Edwin Blanchard, with his trained dogs, began an engagement 15th. The Torres Brothers, trapeze performers, arrived 22, and Edward Firth, comic vocalist, Dec. 20. Jim and Pooley Mace, English pugilists, appeared Jan. 10, 1870, in a sparring act, and a new pantomime called “ Buck, Buck, How Many Horns?” was produced 17 by the Butler Troupe. Jim Mace took a benefit Feb. II, when John C. Heenan appeared in conjunction with him in a sparring act. Mace was presented with a silver belt by Charles White.

Polly Booth first appeared in America Feb. 14 as Sally Scraggs in “Sketches in India.” Polly Booth became the soubrette of the company. In March, 1879, she obtained a divorce from Philip Vanderwerken, and July 31 following she became Mrs. Frank R. Foster. She died in this city Sept. 7, 1887, after a long and painful illness.

Kate Fisher was the next star, playing in horse pieces from 28 to March 12. James W. Lingard had a benefit on it, and a new drama, called “The Castle of Lorremar,” was seen 14. Mlle. Rosetta and George Derious, gymnasts, appeared March 21, and on 18 Harry Gurr, champion swimmer, M. Senyah, and the Mlles. Geraldine and Bastian, trapezists, and M. Leon Giavelli, with a troupe of trained dogs, were seen. J. B. Howland and Thos. E. Jackson were added to the company.

The Clodoche troupe of dancers opened April 11.

On 18 "New York in 1840-1870" was produced. Mlle. Lawrence's band of tableau artists appeared 19, as did Lucy Adams, comic singer. Oliver Doud Byron was the next attraction. Jem Mace took a benefit June 8. Marion Taylor, from London, appeared in the burlesque of "Prince Amabel ” 27, and O. B. Collins and Kate Raymond were the next stars, opening July 4th. A summer season was commenced 11, melodrama, farce and variety performances constituting the programmes. Geo. C. Davenport, Gus Williams, Viola Howard, and the Lawrence Troupe joined Aug. 1. The season closed Aug. 19, but extra performances were given evenings of 21, 22, 23, for the benefit of W. H. Whalley, J. H. Bowers, and of the Lingard Memorial Fund.

The season of 1870–71 opened Sept. 3 with the following company: William Marden, George France, J. P. Winter, Charles Foster, J. J. McCloskey, Maurice B. Pike, T. Barry, P. Connelly, J. Douglas, W. Forrest, W. Murray, S. France, M. Hofle, N. B. Clarke, Mrs. W. G. Jones, Polly Booth, Millie Sackett, Mrs. E. B. Holmes, Marian Somers, Mrs G. France, Mrs. P. Connelly, Miss S. Fenton, Henrietta Marke, Clara Douglas, Carrie Lee, Susan Carroll, Elise Davis, Sarah Martin, and E. T. Stetson. The opening bill was “Macbeth," with E. T. Stetson as Macbeth, Mrs. W. G. Jones as Lady Macbeth, William Marden as Macduff, and N. B. Clarke as Banquo. J. J. McCloskey's drama “Daring Dick was seen for the first time Sept. 5. On 12 John Murray made his New York début as Jotham Hook in "Moll Pitcher, the Fortune Teller of Lynn.” Mr. Murray appeared 13 as Peter Probity in "The Chimney Corner,” and Pat Rooney in “The Omnibus; 15, John Smidt in "The Unfortunate Dutchman, and Robert Brierly in “The Ticket of Leave Man;" 16, in “Lost at Sea," with Murray as Jim Smyley; and for his closing night, 17, was seen in “ Jack Long, or Shot in the Eye, ' and “The Gunmaker of Moscow." Sept. 19, McCloskey's drama, "Rory of the Hills, or Dhoud Dhu," was given for the first time. Sept. 26 came Charles Foster's drama, “New York Burglars, or Wedded by Moonlight. Marietta Ravel commenced Oct. 3 in "Jargtine, or the Pride of the 14th.” “The Old Straw Man of New York” was first acted 10; "Through By Daylight,” by J. J. McCloskey, was seen for the first time 17, with this cast: Geo. Glenroy

E. T. Stetson Clara Comstock Mrs. W. G. Jones Rufus Appleton

J. Winter Mrs. Mickey Corrigan Millie Sackett Johnny Geo. France Arthur Comstock .

W. Marden Fleisman Maurice Pike Johnny

Geo. France Han Bordieswinkle Fisher Archy White

P. Connelly Glenroy Chas. Foster Mickey

J. McCloskey Van Duzan.

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On Oct. 24 Marion Fiske and Moses W. Fiske appeared in “Little Dick, the New York Boot Black." Marion Fiske played Dick; and Moses Fiske, Teddy. “The Buckle of Brilliants acted the same night. The burlesque of “The Grand Duchess" was seen 28, with Marion and Moses Fiske as the Grand Duchess and Fritz. For Marion's farewell benefit, 29, “The Golden Farmer," with E. T. Stetson as the Farmer, and George France as Jemmy Twitcher; “The Grand Duchess," the musical sketch of “Molly Dear," and "Mose, or A Glance at New York,” were played.

"Duty, or the Mariner's Compass," by Henry Leslie, was first acted Oct. 31. “Fabian the Serf” was seen for the first time Nov. 7. “Far West, or the Bounding Fawn of the Prairies,” a new drama by L. L. McCloskey, was first acted 14. There was a lengthy bill 17, consisting of “The Carpenter of Rouen,” E. T. Stetson as Marteau; "Nick of the Woods," Stetson as Bloody Nathan; and “Mose, or a Glance at New York.” “ Brian Boroihme," "The New York Fireman,” and “Dick Turpin " were done 19. “The Life and Adventures of Vidocq, the Thief Taker of Paris," by N. B. Clarke, was seen 21. “La Tour de Nesle,” “The Forty Thieves, and "The Pride of the Ocean” were given 26, and “ Neck and Neck, or the Hangman's Noose,” was first seen here Nov. 28, with this cast:

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"Jack Sheppard " was the afterpiece. Between the dramas Frank Melville sang comic songs, and Bobby Farrell did a song and dance. Harry Seymour's spectacle, “Sunburst, or the O'Ruarc's Bride, was seen for the first time Dec. 19. Blanche and Geo. Leopold, athletes, opened 27. For his benefit, 30, Mr. Stetson acted Hamlet.

Frank Drew made his first appearance in New York since his tour around the world Jan. 2, 1871, at the matinée, as Jeremiah Clip in “The Widow's Victim,” and in the evening as Count de Brissac in “Our Wife." Mr. Drew also played Gil in “ The Invisible Husband," and Tim O'Brien in “ The Irish Emigrants." On Jany. 7th “ John di Procida, or The Sicilian Avenger" was given.

« Ould Ireland and Young America,” Blanche and Geo. Leopold with gymnastic performances, “Out on a Spree," Chas. Foster as Cotton, Frank Drew as Bolt, and “The Free Trader," formed the Saturday night bill. Jan. 9, “ The Dog of the Old Toll House, or The Village Blacksmith," and, for the first time in America, was seen “A Golden Fetter," with Frank Drew as Tom Tit. Edwin Blanchard's



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two act drama, “The Galley Slave, or the Blind Boy and His Dog,"
was seen here, for the first time, rith.

A matinée performance took place 19th, for the George Holland
Testimonial Fund. The programme was : "The Watch Dogs, or
the Lost Casket," " Robert Emmett," and " The Terrible Tinker."
Edwin Blanchard, E. T. Stetson, Chas. Foster, Joseph Winter, J. J.
McCloskey, W. C. Raymond, William B. Murray, M. Oliver, Emma
Wheeler, N. B. Clarke, Mrs. W. G. Jones, Millie Sackett, Polly
Booth, Mrs. E. B. Holmes, Kate France, Mrs. P. Connelly, Mary
Fenton, Miss A. Wheeler, Sidney C. France, William Marden, Geo.
France, M. B. Pike, P. Connelly, H. Fisher, T. Barry, Laura Page,
Irene Lofty, and Miss H. Mealy appeared.

“ Richard III.” was played Jan. 24, with E. T. Stetson as Richard, William Marden as Richmond, Charles Foster as Henry VI., Polly Booth as Lady Anne, and Mrs. W. G. Jones as the Queen. Saw," a pantomime by Hernandez Foster, was first produced Jan. 23: Clown, Hernandez Foster; Harlequin, Frank Foster; Pantaloon, Jos. M. Sloan; Columbine, Polly Booth. For Mrs. W. G. Jones' benefit, Feb. 10, the bill was, " Second Love," “ See-Saw," and " The Brigands," with an olio in which Rollin Howard, Charles Sturgess, John F. Oberist, and Calixa Lavalle appeared. J. C. Campbell began an engagement 13, in McCloskey's "Pomp, or 'Way Down South.” E. T. Stetson retired from the theatre Feb. 27, and E. R. Dalton took his place as leading man. Johnny Thompson opened March 13 in McCloskey's drama “ On Hand, or True to the Last.” Johnny Allen made his dramatic début April 24, in "Schneider, or Dot House Von Der Rhine.” Edmund R. Dalton was seen May 8 as Richelieu ; 9 as Claude Duval; 10 as William Elwood in “ New York Burglars; "11, Jasper Roseblade in “Waiting for the Verdict." John Jones, the treasurer of the house, took a benefit and offered “The Soldier's Progress" (for the first time in America), Coleman's drama, “ The Mountaineers,” and “Who's Who?” W. H. Whalley appeared 15, as Leonard Brandon in Charles Foster's drama, “ The Gold Belt.” On Oct. 30th, for N. B. Clarke's benefit, “ The Octoroon" was given, with William H. Whalley as Wah-no-tee, and George France as Salem Scudder. June 1, "Green Bushes, or the Huntress of the Mississippi,” with Millie Sackett as Nellie O'Neil, Theo. Hamilton as Conner O'Kennedy, and George Davenport as Murtogh. A recitation of “Shamus O'Brien,” by Edwin F. Thorne, " The Female Barber," and "The Two Buzzards" was the bill for Millie Sackett's benefit, June 2. “ The Jewess," with Whalley as Eleazer, June 5. “The Wandering Harper and His Dog Tray ” was acted the same night, with Edwin Blanchard in the leading character. The Irish comedian, James Maguire, made his début here 19, in “Over the Falls, or a Leap for Life." Jennie Morton appeared 26 in a new play called “Love." Brougham's burlesque,

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