The Theatre: In Hoboken

The Black Crook. It was on Sept. 12, 1866, that The Black Crook entered Niblo's Garden in New York. Buxom young ladies appeared in tights which revealed not only their ankles but their hips. In those days people believed with Queen Victoria in the theory that women had no understanding whatever. Next day James Gordon Bennett's New York Herald commended the city to the fire and brimstone of Sodom and Gomorrah. Sunday after Sunday pulpits boomed denunciation. Soon at Niblo's Garden there was only standing room.

Last week in Hoboken, N. J., their ''last...

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