Proprietor / Lessee:
Play With Music
2 March 2015
“Last appearance and the farewell benefit” of the Williams.
“The cold weather and the religious season interfered materially with the steady flow of prosperity at some of our places of amusement last week. Those establishments that appealed to the Hibernian element were damaged most severly from the latter cause: and in fact, ‘business’ tumbled down so rapidly that it was found judicious to hastily shelve the ‘Irish Drama.’ Mr. and Mrs. Barney Williams closed their engagement at Niblo’s on Saturday – giving Mr. Gaylor [sic], the author of the 'Connie Soogah,' a benefit on the previous night."
“But very abruptly, it seems to us, these capital entertainers have brought their appearances to a close, their last representation of the ‘Jolly Peddler,’ and their final bow for the present having taken place on the 20th inst. They have made a very interesting pile of currency since they have been with us.”
“The cause of the somewhat sudden termination of Mr. Williams’ performances at Niblo’s, is said to be owing to bodily injuries which Mr. W. met with last week, and which are of a painful character. The engagement of Mr. and Mrs. Williams has proved to be one of the most successful ever played in this city, and report says, it has netted the couple $30,000!”