The unofficial biographer of the Pfaff’s crowd, William Winter was born in coastal Massachusetts, and his mother died
Quelqu'un, writing To the General Public, discusses the position of The World, a daily newspaper, on the theater. Quelqu'un discusses the paper's religious stance, its condemnation of the theater and actors, and its surprising exception for Barnum and his theater. Quelqu'un thinks this may be because Barnum is "said to have got religion," and thinks it strange that a modern "metropolitan paper" would classify the theater and actors as evil (3). Because he runs out of space, Quelqu'un gives a list of some of the people who had benefits and writes that most went well. He also gives a list of upcoming shows and a summary of some of the major theater managers' plans for the fall.
Reports that Jo Jefferson has had a benefit. Also reports that he will be bringing out The American Cousin with "nearly the original cast" (3).
Reports that Keene has sent out a bulletin announcing her return in early August and her theater's reopening in September (3).
Reports that the Nelsons have had a benefit. Alludes to the fact that things did not go well on their benefit night (3).
Reports that Florence will be doing "Toodles" at Wallack's (3). Reports that he has "issued a card" that states he will be opening for the Fall and Winter and will not be "giving up future management" (3).
Quelqu'un claims that "Barnum, like N.P. Willis, is said to have got religion" (3).
The Vault at Pfaff's
27 Memorial Drive West, Bethlehem, PA 18015