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Chapman, Mrs. J. Flood, Mrs. S. Wilkins, Rachel Denvil, Fanny Herring, and others. Mlle. Martinetti and Mons. Baptiston superintended the ballet. “Ruy Blas," "An April Fool,” and “The Mason of Abbeyville" were the opening plays. Aug. 13, "Don't Be Choked off," a farce, was produced. Aug. 15, “The Fisherman of Lisbon " and "Jones' Baby" were presented, and on the 29th the Masonic drama, by C. W. Tayleure, called “The Signet of King Solomon, or the Templar's Daughter," was given. The farce of “The Area Belle

was played for the first time in New York Aug. 29, with G. L. Fox as Pitcher, C. K. Fox as Bouncer, and Mrs. Harry Chapman as Penelope. A benefit was given to the Masonic Mission Sept. 9; the farce “Going to the Races seen on the 12th; on the 19th “The Knights of St. John, or the Banner of Fire," was given; with the drama, “The Bull Fighter, Oct. 3rd; Fanny Herring appeared as the heroine in a version of

Leah the Forsaken,” called “Lysiah the Abandoned," the roth. The house was closed on Oct. 28, while the company played in Brooklyn; and 31, a new drama, called "The Peddler Boy, offered. The next novelty was "The Night Owls of France, acted Nov. 14; Dec. 5 William St. Maur made his first appearance in America, as Buridan in "La Tour De Nesle," afterward remaining a member of the stock company. Jan. 13, 1865, Fanny Herring had a farewell benefit. Fox presented “Old Dame Trot and Her Comical Cat” 30, which ran for seven weeks, and was succeeded March 21 by “The White Farm.” On the 27th Laura Keene's drama, " The Workingmen of Paris," was presented, and April 2 "Uncle Tom's Cabin” was revived, with Mrs. G. C. Howard as Topsy. The original dramatization (in six acts) was played, and was the only piece on the bill. This ran until April 15, after which the theatre was closed until April 26, out of respect for the memory of the martyred President Lincoln. On the reopening the run of “Uncle Tom" was continued. Fanny Herring reappeared May 15 in "Taming a Tartar,” and on the 22d the dogs Lafayette and Thunder were introduced in “The Rag Woman and Her Dogs.' May 26th, for her benefit, Fanny Herring appeared in a new play called “The Female Detective,” and in June J. B. Studley reappeared for a few days. G. C. Howard had a benefit July 5. W. B. Freligh, janitor of this house for twenty-odd years, took a benefit, and the house closed July 8th.

George Christy's Minstrels took possession of this theatre July 10, and continued until Aug. II. Mr. Fox opened his next season Aug. 12, with W. H. Whalley, Wm. Marden, H. D. Guion, Wm. St. Maur, J. J. McCloskey, Louis Mestayer, W. T. Purcell, S. Bradshaw, F. Ashbury, Charles Foster, G. L. and C. K. Fox, Mrs. S. Wilkins, Mrs. Welsh Edwards, Rachel Denvil, Eily Moore, J. Williams, Sarah Steele and Mlle. Martinetti, dancer. G. C. Howard was acting manager; C. K. Fox, stage manager.

The opening bill was "Damon and Pythias," "Fortune's Frolic," and “The Exile's Daughter,” W. H. Whalley and Eily Moore making their first appearances in New York, as Damon and Hermione in the first-named play, and Sarah Steele made her début, as Dolly in “Fortune's Frolic."

The following are the dates of the new productions: Sept. 4, "The Mysteries of Carrow Abbey;" 11, “The Griffin of the Thames; 18, “Cruve Dha Rhuy;" 24, “The Dykes of France; Oct. 2, "The Avalanche;" 9, “ Three Red Men” and “Golden Axe,” pantomime; 16, “Rappelkerff, the Spirit King,” and the pantomime of "Mother Goose;" 23, “Life for Life" and "Raoul, the Magic Star." On Oct. 30 Fanny Herring was seen in “The Female Detective;” “Sinbad the Sailor” was produced Nov. 27, and held the stage until Dec. 18, when “The Woman of the World " was given. Whalley took his first benefit Dec. 29, and the bill consisted of “Connor the Rash,” “The Cabin Boy,” “The Frisky Cobbler,” and “The Griffin of the Thames.” On Jan. Ist, 1866, began a brief season of “dog drama.” Fanny Herring took a benefit Feb. 16. Fox's pantomime of " Jack and Gill " was produced Feb. 19: G. L. Fox as the Clown; C. K. Fox, Pantaloon; Master Timony, Harlequin; and Martinetti, Columbine. It ran for ten weeks.

May 7th Fanny Herring reappeared in "The Devilkin," Emma Reignolds as Nellie; 14, “Rosina Meadows," Camille" (burlesque), and “The Dutch Statue. Fanny Herring's benefit occurred June 15. The season closed July 5 with a benefit to G. C. Howard and W. Tryon, the treasurer.

On July 6 S. S. Sanford's Minstrels opened. M. B. Pike had a benefit Aug. 1, when Edward Lamb, G. C. Davenport, Jas. H. Budworth, Wm. H. Leake, E. N. Haviland, and Millie Sackett appeared. Wm. B. Freligh took a benefit Aug. 3; 4 the Nicolo company of gymnasts opened, and continued until 21. Mr. Fox's last season at this house began Sept. I, 1866, with "Six Years After, or Three Green Men." C. K. Fox, Harry Ryner, W. K. Linyard, J. J. McCloskey, Wm. Marden, Chas. Foster, Geo. Lingard, Francis, Master Timothy, Harry Cunningham, Mrs. W. K. Linyard (Emma Reignolds), Mrs. H. Ryner, Fanny Herring, Georgiana Reignolds, little Lulu Prior, and others formed the company. On Nov. 2 Jacob Boyce, who had served for over fifty years in the militia of the State, took a benefit under the auspices of Company E, Eighth Regiment, N. Y. S. N. G., and the receipts were nearly $1,000. Fanny Herring produced “Adrienne, or the Secret of a Life” Dec. 3. It was announced as "a dramatization from the French by Fanny Herring.” The T. P. Cooke's "prize drama," "True to the Core," was presented Dec. 17. James W. Lingard, manager of the New Bowery Theatre, took a benefit Jan. 2, 1867, when, in addition to the regular company, the volunteers were Kate Newton, Geo. C. Boniface, J. J. Prior, J. E. Nagle, Geo. Brooks, T. L. Donnelly, F. Evans, Little Mac, and the Eighth Regiment Drum Corps. N. B. Clarke assumed the stage management Jan. 14, and J. L. Bridgman joined the company. W. H. Whalley appeared 21st, playing “Macbeth;” and Feb. 15 he had a benefit, when James W. Lingard appeared; 22d, Wm. Marden had a benefit, and on the following Monday G. L. Fox reappeared in “O'Neil the Great." On March 8 Mrs. H. C. Ryner put forth her claims; 15, Fanny Herring took a benefit; 18, “Uncle Tom's Cabin” was revived, with Mrs. G. C. Howard as Topsy. It ran two weeks, Mrs. Howard having a benefit on the 28th, when J. W. Lingard played Uncle Tom instead of J. J. McCloskey. April ist Mr. Fox produced “Little Boy Blue, which ran until May 11, when that gentleman's managerial connection with the theatre ended. On the closing day and evening “grand farewell” performances were given for the benefit of G. L. Fox; “Little Boy Blue” was played in the afternoon, and the same piece, with the addition of “The Spitfire,” in the evening. G. C. Howard had his annual tribute 13th, when Mr. Fox and the entire company assisted; 14 Harry Cunningham had a benefit, and on 15 G. Malmsberg had a similar compliment.

William B. Freligh was the next manager. He opened May 18 with “A Vision of the Dead,” “ Jack Sheppard,” the farce of “The Dutch Tiger,” and a gymnastic performance by the infant Siegrist. Joseph Proctor appeared here May 20 in "Macbeth,” Mrs. W. G. Jones being the Lady Macbeth. James Nunan, W. K. Linyard, W. Jamieson, Wm. Marden, Chas. K. Fox, Emma Reignolds, and Mrs. W. Jamieson were in the company. J. B. Studley appeared June 3 in "The Three Guardsmen " and E. W. Marston then made his bow as the low comedian of the company. Jas. H. Budworth opened June 10 in "Dutch Farce." Mr. and Mrs. Selden Irwin appeared 17 in "The Marble Heart” and “The Fool of the Family.” Kate Fisher came here 24, as did Annetta Zanfretta and Rosenberg, dancers. July 12 J. B. Studley and W. H. Whalley had a joint benefit. Geo. C. Davenport and P. Connelly became members of the company 15th. On 19 a benefit was given to W. B. Freligh. On the 29th the Carlo Family, Eveline Lehman, Ida Devere, Frank Gibbons, the Barlow Brothers, Sig. Constantine, W. A. Martin, and others appeared in ballet, gymnastic acts, and pantomime. Aug. 1 John J. Jones, treasurer, had his first benefit. Aug. 5 Stuart Robson appeared in the “Camille” and “Hamlet” burlesques. Sig. Monteverde, contortionist, also appeared. On the 12th Wm. Whalley returned; and on 16 P. Connelly had a benefit, assisted by many volunteers. On the 19 Leo Hudson and George Clare began an engagement in equestrian drama. Benefits

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were then given as follows: 26, Joe Coburn and "Rockey " Moore,
pugilists; 27, Frank Evans and J. M. Ward; 28, Harry Pearson,
when J. Mortimer Murdoch made his debut in America, as Richard
in “Janet Pride," and E. L. Tilton appeared for the first time in

The summer season closed August 29.
Shortly afterwards this theatre was sold at auction to satisfy a
mortgage given by Thomas Hamblin to John S. Giles, as trustee
for certain stockholders of the theatre, to secure payment of a
number of shares of the stock valued at $500 each. Subsequently
a suit was commenced to recover the sum of $57,631.95, claimed
to be due to the family of Mr. Hamblin. The mortgage became
due in 1856, when Mrs. Shaw, widow of Hamblin, claimed for her
portion $10,826. 38, and the court appointed a referee to decide
whether the property mortgaged could be sold in parcels without
doing injury to the interest of any of the parties concerned, and
he decided that it could not, and it was ordered to be sold at
public auction, subject to a prior incumbrance of $40,000 on the
same, held by Wm. B. Astor by way of mortgage. In pursuance
of these instructions the sale was ordered. The original mortgage
given by Mr. Hamblin was only for $8,503.04. The auctioneer
first offered eight-ninths of the property, the owner of the other
ninth consenting to sell at the same rate as the rest, and subject
also to the mortgages. J. D. Phillips bid $60,900, at which sum
it was knocked down; but there appeared to have been some mis-
understanding in the matter, and the entire property was then
offered free from all incumbrances except the lease. It was started
at $75,000 and $80,000; $90,000 and $91,000 were offered, and
the bids then increased by $ 500, until the amount reached $100,000,
and finally the property was knocked down for $100,700 to a J. W.
Dimmick. About six months afterwards the theatre was sold
again at auction. The property consisted of the theatre building,
said to be worth about $40,000, with all the wardrobe, properties,
machinery, scenery, and fixtures, and six fine lots of land. The
estate was sold under a decree of the Supreme Court. There were
two mortgages on the property, one of $40,000 to W. B. Astor, and
one of $7,000 to J. L. Giles. $80,000 was first offered, and $1,000
bids ran up the price to $104,000. The property was finally
knocked down at $106,000, the purchaser being Leopold

Wm. B. Freligh reopened the house for the next season Sept. 9, 1867. N. B. Clarke was stage manager, and the company included E. W. Marston, J. B. Studley, Frank A. Doud (brother of Oliver Doud Byron), Geo. W. Thompson, W. K. Linyard, Joseph Winter, J. C. Edmonds, Mrs. W. G. Jones, and Nellie Taylor. Watts Phillips' drama, “Time and Tide," was first given in New York at this theatre. On the 16, “The Sea of Ice;” 23, Lizette ?

Bernard, played “Oriana;" 30, Marietta Ravel, in "The French Spy," came; Oct. 7, Mortimer Murdoch in “Louis XI.” He remained two weeks, also appearing in “Ruy Blas,” “Black Eyed Susan," "Pizarro," and "Sweeney Todd," "T. W. Bolas, Master Martin, and Charles Wright, variety performers, being also engaged. S. W. Glenn then played for a week in Dutch specialty dramas, and Kate Fisher followed for two weeks in horse pieces. On Nov. 11 Fanny Morgan Phelps commenced a two weeks' engagement in “An Actress by Daylight,” “Susan Hopley," and other dramas. Prof. Eugene Dieblin, magician, Frank A. Gibbons, trapeze performer, Nelly Howard, and Annie Gibbons also appeared. On Dec. 2nd James W. Lingard appeared, playing “ Blueskin,” and Jenny Adams appeared as Nan in "Good for Nothing At his benefit, on the 6th, he was assisted by Charley White, Sam Sharpley, and others. On the oth Robert Johnston appeared in a new drama, by Thad B. Glover, called “The Heart of the Great City,” Mr. Johnston as Boyle, an idiotic beggar, and with such success that the piece drew crowded houses for two weeks. Dick Sands, jig dancer, and John Engler, skater, were also among the attractions at this time.

Watts Phillips' drama, “Nobody's Child,” was seen for the first time in America Dec. 23, Ida Leslie making her first appearance; and the following week Robert Johnston and Nelly Germon played in “The River Pirates,” Wm. Ashcroft, song and dance man, also appearing George C. Boniface reappeared Jan. 6, 1868, and Jeveni, the “flying man," was added to the variety corps. Mr. Boniface remained for two weeks, and was followed by Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Blanchard in dog dramas. Master Foley and Ben Goldsmith, variety artists, were also engaged.

Edward Eddy commenced Feb. 3, followed on the 10 by Julia Daly, in “Our American Female Cousin." Mortimer Murdoch came the 24, in his own drama, "The Romany,” followed by “The Green Hills of the Far West.” Kate Fisher returned March when Conchito Ronzani appeared on the tight-rope. Fanny Herring was seen April 6, Geo C. Boniface April 20, and May 11; W. H. Whalley became the leading man. On 25 “Oliver Twist” was given, with Whalley as Fagin, Marden as Bill Sykes, Marston as Bumble, Mrs. W. G. Jones as Nancy Sykes, and Fanny Davenport as Rose Maylie. Stock pieces were then played until June 8, when G. C. Boniface, R. Johnston, Nelly Germon, and the company appeared in a new Irish drama, “The Sons of Liberty." Marietta Ravel 22, supported by E. Coleman and P. Connelly. On the 29 Frank Mordaunt and Fanny Herring appeared; July 6 Ella Chapman joined, giving banjo solos and dances. Mr. Freligh had his annual benefit on the ioth, and the season closed on the following evening. A summer season was opened 13, with Butler's Panto

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