"The Oíd Homestead, " which will be the attractiou at the Grand opera house Wednesday night, is not a surface play. The einotious of the lowly folks he depicts are deeper than those of the city-bred wiio, accustoined to school theinselves, forget, in the victories of today, the disappointrnents of yesterday. But not so with the lowly tiller of the soil, for to hira, yesterday's tragedy hovers as a cloud over him and is nis for today and for many days to come, and it is only after many weaiy disappointments, that the familiar smiles again chase across his houest countenance as he beholds the silver lining breaking through, where the clouds seem darkest. In Joshua Whitcomb Mr. Thompson has given to the stage a character creatiou foreign to any that has ever been presented bef ore. a character sohonest,so hoinely,so true, that the actor is forgotten, and we seem to hold converse with the very man himself, aiding him in his trials, sharing in his surrow, rejo'oing in his joys, aud, as the ourtain drops in tlie play. fee] as if parting with au old friend of years, iusread of au acquaintauce of a few hcrars only; Preseured here ou Wednesday evening, Sopt. 35.