13 AUGUST 1859, Page 20


Two veteran dramatists, M. Goubaux and M. Adolphe Choquard, have recently died. The former is the eollaborateur of M. Alexandre Dumas in the drama, Richard Darlington, and is still more celebrated as the author of Trente ans en la vie d'un foueur ; the latter will be remem- bered as the author of a piece, famous in its day, called Monsieur Jovial.

The aggregate receipts of the places of public amusement during July have been considerably less than during the corresponding month last year. Then the figure was 718,911f. 25c. ; now it is only 462,673f. 45c.