For a feast of mirth and merriment, Denman Thompson's play. -'The Okl Homestead," is offered on JFriday night, Sept. 8tli. Only once a seasoñ ifoes it come, but it never fausto leave behiml a regret on the part of tlieater goers that its stay could not be made a ionger one. At the liaiuls ot' the same efficiënt company as seen here last season, but with new eiïects in scenery, the presentation will receive tbe same careful treatment for vrhieh Mr. Thompson's company is conspicuous. "ïhe Oíd llomestead" is known to most every one as a simple tale oí honest people, their everyday life told in simple lauguage, summiug up the general idea of the play. The i utroduction of the piece has put new life into our comedy world, gives the public a glimpse of country life with all its simplicity and charm, and holds up the minor of life to so pleasant a side of nature that the world must seem glad, and now the quaiut characterization has attained a popularity unparalleled in the history of the drama.