Newspaper of Chicago Daily Tribune, April 27, 1873, Page 9

Newspaper of Chicago Daily Tribune dated April 27, 1873 Page 9
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THE PLANS, Description of Those Submitted by Messrs* Banda}], Willett, and A. L. Eobb. An Explanation—The Next ; IflCeeting of the Committee. In giving the description of six of those plans Included in the lucky eighteen selected in the first straining operation performed by the Com mittee, it was promised that, if the others of the eighteen , which were omitted found a place among the.ladder nine, they should receive such notice as the others. Not one of them succeeded in.findingaplace, but, as the whole forty-nine ere still to be chosen from, there yet remains a microscopic chance for each architect in compe tition. And, to do justice to all, wo give to-day adescription of the plans of Messrs. Bandall, Yfillott, and Eobb. This will bo the last batch of plans described, as before next Sunday tho Com mittee will, have selected six, mid it Is supposed that Out of this number will be made the final selection of three for premiums. e ■ iffTt. randall. The stylo of architecture chosen for thisdo dgu, is that generally known as tho Italian or Palladian style. In the absence of any special instruction as to style or amount of ornamenta tion,, the architect has chosen this ono as being the best adapted to tho purpose, and has aimed to give it such a form and character of detail that it shall not look heavy nor over-wrought with ornament, while at tho same time its thick exterior walls, which are, on on average, about four feet*, its deeply recessed windows and doors, and the boldness of its projections generally, will at once impress the beholder with an idea of stability and permanence. Be has filled the | walls with windows both on the street eleva tions and within tho courts, and an inspection of the several floor plans shows that every office and all rooms of anyimport&nce are not only well lighted, hut that they aro thoroughly well lighted. The depth of the building, from tho front face to the courts in tho centre, (s jmch that many of the moat important offices fmd court-rooms ore lighted both from the Htre&ts and the courts. The central court or opening for light and air B very large, being about 120 feet from north to loath, and 170 feet from cast to west, m the up per and a part of the second stories; and below, this area is divided into four courts of less di mensions, but each entirely sufficient to admit an abundance of light to ail tho rooms requiring' light from this source. The division of this large court into four smaller ones was for the purpose of introducing corridors crossing each other at tho centro, thereby giving access to every part of the build ing from either one of the main entrances, and that, too, without the nccoseity of separating any of the principal offices from their respective caults, and, at the same time, to bo enabled to keep all the offices fronting on the streets. On Clark and LaSalle streets there aro porti cos of a lighter construction, and two stones in height above the basement. These are each ’ supported by an arcade of piers and arches, on a , Boor raised four or five stops above the sidewalk, And through these the main east and west por tals or entrances to the building are reached.. These entrances,. though less imposing than those on the north and south, being but one story in height, are nevertheless very spacious. Opening the door from either street, the vista through to the other street is unbroken. ' Pass ing in boyend tho offices, we come to a roomy and spacious flight of stairs on one side of the corridor, and lighted by a flood of light let in from the courts by "the several windows therein indicated. This. arrangement is tho same from L&Sallo and ‘Clark streets. Beside these main entrances, there are several others, as, for Jn etauce, the Mayor's private entrance, on LaSalle street, and others. • MB. WILLETT. The general plan of the building is rectangular, with an open court in the centre; this court has arms extending from the central portion of the court to the public corridors which run around the building through the middle of each story. There are bold projections at the centres at the east and west fronts, and also at each of the four street comers. There is a tower at the centres of the cast and west fronts, designed to contain hell and clock, and also at its highest floor, to have a fire:look-out; this look-out will be 223 feet'above the grade of the street, and Trill communicate with the proper offices by means of a telegraph wire. The clock will be 207 feet, and the top of the vane 331 feet above the street.... • There are four elevators, one at each of the main entrances. These run from sub-basement to fourth story, and ore .designed ,to be large, and capable of accommodating from fifteen to twenty-fire persons at once; the smaller eleva tors are at the side entrances. . . There are four circular stairways in the small towers at the four main comers of the building; these have entrances from the street, and are intended to be used by the officials who do busi ness in the building (and not for the general public); they give ready access to offices on dif ferent floors, which have to communicate with each other. There are four principal entrances to the build ing, one at the centre of each of the four sides. The main entrances are underneath the towers on the east and west fronts of the first story, and are reached by outside steps; underneath these steps are the entrances to the basement, the. fioor of which is three feet above the street grade.« The side entrances are on the north and south fronts, opening directly {into ' the base ment. There are intermediate floors in the first, sec ond, and third stories. The large rooms run up the-full height of the story, while the small rooms are made 14 feet high, and another floor la thus gained over the small rooms; this is an improvement, inasmuch as . email rooms, when fneyaretoo nigh, :have a very bad echo; by making two floors of them to a story, they are of the proper height, and additional room is gained. Theseintermediate floors are reached by stairways leading from main floor of each story, as shown In drawings, and are generally attached -to the offices ; below, as jury rooms, ** commit tee ’ rooms, etc. There are public ‘ corri dors on each story running entirely around the building, and giving access to all the rooms; these corridors era lighted at the centres by the windows in the stairways, and at fh® ends by large windows looking out into the open court at the corners of the building, consequently they are both well lighted and ventilated. There are four small entrances from the street to the small towers at each.comer; these are intended as private entrances.. The whole building is intend ed to be fire-proof, no wood or -other combus-: tible material being used in any case, unless for interior finish, such as doors, etc.i and not then unless desired. Thereof is the ordinary gabled roof, and will bo thoroughly fire-proof, built entirely of iron and covered with slate, no wood whatever enter ing into its construction. There are no flat places on the roof. The walls, 1 floors, and ceilings of the vaults will he built hollow, and will be not less than three feet thick. Tho several departments on each floor are so arranged that the general business-rooms con nect directly with the public corridor, while the other rooms attached thereto can be entered through private' halls, so that each of these small xooms can be reached without going through other rooms or out*into the public cor ridor. , Mr. Willett has made the elevations after the modem Gothic style, hut not “ irregular Gothic,** and the plans do not necessarily compel that style to be used. An Italian Dr renaissance elevation could be made with- out altering the plans in any essential particular, but a Gothic design will coat considerably less, ind,‘iu the architect’s judgment, make abetter appearance. This is found to be the case in England at the present time. There the modem Gothic style has almost entirely superseded the classic Italian, or renaissance style for public buildings. The Gothic style allows of a building being more readily adapted to modem require ments. There are 9.776,000 cubic feet in the building; valuing it at 25 cents per cubic foot, which is be lieved to ho sufficient, it would cost $2,444,000; but, allowing it to cost as high as SO cents per cubic foot, it will cost 62,032,800. >TUV !<. COBB. The style of architecture, adopted in this design is the ’renaissance and it is conceived that this siillis the one most appropriate to the purpose, and that in the accompanying design it u rendered thoroughly effective and harmoni ous. This style, above all others, excels in its nobleness, in design, grandeur, and. effect, if relieved enough with its sharp projections.to gve the grand effect of light and shade, rcliov g that monotony observed,'which is in so many' Public buildings, so that the more one looks at the building tno more one admires tho design, Ivor seeing something new. The detail is not Wan orate or expensive, but sharp, refined, Jffectiv©, and massive. The renaissance m general has gained favor in coznpe tition for public buildings, and it ought to, par* ticulariy in Chicago, being a young, enterprising city, the wonder and admiration of the age. The style embodies the true feelings of: its people, which is excelsior, onward and upward; ana in this design it will be found that* the' renaissance is strictly.carrled out purely in all its particular parts ana points, both exterior and interior. The entire structure is,designed by oiio architect, from foundation to pinnacle, which has always proved the greatest success of construction in all cases. - r In designing the plans , for tho , different com partments, the architect has made it his particu lar study to keep tho building as far from the lot lino as possible to give the grand effect of the exterior structure; It' has all the light that is necessary, assisted by.the grand rotunda, having, a reflector, at the top, throwing a mild glowing light through all the main comdors and rooms adjoining. In addition to that, there are seven huge light shafts ~to • increase the light'- in the larger rooms, and also some small rooms adjoin ing the light-shafts, which does not leave a dark room in tho whole building. They, also improve the ventilation of the boilding by their construc tion on tho roof, and there is ample, ventilation by other means. There are eight ventilating towers on the - r» aln centres rising about twenty feet above the roof, also -four very largo ventilators in tho corners.of tho main dome, which is carried uf>,to whore the' octagon is formed on • tho exterior, Tho base ment floor Doing raised a little above grade, gives * the advantage of constructing cold air ducts in (connection with all those . ventilating shafts which will cause a continual current of air through tho entire building. * Tho cubical contents of the building are 9,500- 000 cubic.fect, which, at 27 cents per foot, will givo as tho cost of the building tho sum of ©2,565,000. Tho principal itonis of materials ore 20,000,000 of brick, 315,000 feet of stone for cut ting, 3,000 squares of fire-proof flooring, 5,000 cubic yards of concrete. 60,000 feet of stone for foundations, 2,000 cords of masonry; plastering, 0120,000; smith and iron founder, $200,000, etc., etc. ‘ ' ‘ * A‘•CORRECTION. At the meeting on Wednesday, it was stated by one of the Aldermen that Plan No. 2 had the vaults arranged upon iron columns. This, it appears, is not correct.' Tho vaults aro builtupon solid foundations from the ground up, and aro entirely fire-proof, but, as these vaults aro of largo size,it will be impossible to spring an arch for the ceiling the whole size. Tho architects havo placed iron columns inside tho vaults, to sustain the coiling. It is not expocied that it will ever be warm enough inside a firo-proof ’ vault to - destroy tho - iron columns. Brick piers could have boon built in place of the iron columns, but they would not make so good a finish for tno interior of the vault. ' This explanation is made in jus tice to the architect, who might have attributed the rejection of his'plan, should it be rejected, to the statement. It is not tho intention of Tub Tribune to attempt to select or reject any plan. Tho Committee may do that, and take tho re sponsibility. IT IS THE INTENTION of tho Committee, after choosing tho next six, to send for their authors and allow them to ex plain tho merits of their designs,* after which they will select the three which deserve tho premiums. REVIEW OF AMUSEMENTS. THE DRAMA. The closing performances of “ Aliie,” at , Hooley’s Opera-House, attracted good andiencos, , and the ran of the piece ■was remarkably suc cessful in view of the bod weather. On Friday night, the 41 Ticket-of-Leave Man ” was produced on the occasion of the complimentary benefit of Associate Managers Blaisdell and Padget, who enjoyed the satisfaction of seeing their friends and admirers out in such numbers as to com pletely pock the house in every part. As a whole, the cast of the play was the strongest ever seen in Chicago, introducing Mr. niaißdwH as Bob Brierly , Mr. Padget .as . Jim Dalton, Mr. Dillon as Green Jones, Mr. Norris as Jlcnckshato, Mr. Soggs as Metier Moss, Miss Meek as May Edwards, Miss Glover as Emily Bt. Evremond, Miss Cowell os Sam Willoughby, and Mrs.Moederaa Mrs. Willoughby . It is hardly necessary to say that the 4 ‘ Ticket-of-Leavo Man” was admirably produced by such a combi nation of talent. It will bo continued, with the same cost, on Monday and Tuesday evenings of this week, and then is displaced by “Frou- Frou,” which will bo given at the Wednesday and Saturday matinees, arid on Wednesday and Thursday nights. Of course, it will he finely acted and beautifully put upon the stage. Fri day night John Dillon takes a benefit, which will take care of itself as soon as the attractions ore announced. The week closes with the last per formance of* the Ticket-of-LeavoMan”: on Saturday night. A new play by Bartley Camp bell, entitled 4 ‘ Bisks,” is; to bo produced next week. . ... m’vigkeb’s theatee. I That most excellent actor, Air. Mark Smith, ’remains for another week at McYickor’s Theatre, and will continue his artistic impersonation, of Jaques Fauvelj in the drama of .“One Hundred Years Old.” People of culture and discrimina tion readily recognize an extraordinary degree of merit in Mr. Smith’s finished rendition of the role, and the general performance of tho play by Mcvickor’s Company has excited the warmest of commendation. In the event of an improvement. xn the weather, it is expected and devoutly hoped, for tho credit of the taste and appreci ativeness of our theatre-goers, that tho patron age will be more nearly commensurate with tho merits of tho entertainment. ACADEMY OF MUSIC. ' Little Nell, the California Diamond, with, a dramatic company of her own, appears this week at the Academy-of Music, producing, for the first, time in Chicago, a sensational play entitled “ Fi delia, the Fire Waif,” in which occurs afire scene which is said to be singularly _ effective. Little Nell personates seven different characters in the play, viz.; Fidelia (the Fire Waif, adopted daughter of the Phoenix Hose Company) ; The Goddess of Liberty; Ike Tower (volunteer mem ber of the Phoenix), a street singer; Edward Bound, Esq., a fast young man; a Teutonic dia lect pan; and Miss Markham an interesting young lady. -The company embraces names all ■ new to Chicago. A complimentary benefit to Manager Gardiner is being discussed among his friends. - ATHEN S THEATEE. The stage at this theatre is to be occupied thin week by a new dramatic combination, at tho head of which is Mrs. Gr. 0. Howard, who has acquir ed some celebrity as Topsy in “Uncle Tom’s. Cabin.” Mrs. Howard has made this character a 'specialty for several years, having appeared, sno-: ceesfully in Great Britain and America. .- In her engagement at Aiken’s she will be supported by little Florence Newman as Eva, by. Mr. Gy 0. Howard as SL Clair, Sir. Joseph Delnier as Unde Tom, Mr. James .Harrison cs. George Harris, other characters by the company. aiYEES’ OPERA-HOUSE. _ . * This is the last week of the season of the Ar lington, Cotton, and Kemble Minstrels at Myers* Opera-House, and the lovers of burnt-cork enter tainment par excellence who do not attend will have to wait something over throe months for another opportunity. Billy Bice takes a benefit to-morrow night, and .it is sure to be a rousing one, for he has hosts of friends in Chicago. A rich hill is offered, including in the first part the usual variety of humorous songs and sayings by Arlington and Cotton; sentimental hauads by Tyrrell, Surridge, and Kayne; , and the medley of .popular airs for the finale.- In tho second part, Billy Rice expresses him-' self with reference to.“ The Modoo Question;** followed by Tyrrell, Surridge, K&yno, and Lang in a choice qnartotto Cotton, and Bice as the “Throe Graces;” Mackin Mid Wilson in their superb songs and dances “ Quietßodg inga,” by Cotton and Rice; and the capital burr league of “Jack Sheppard and Joseph Blueskin,” by the entire company. The same bill will be given throughout the week. On Monday. even ing, May 5, the Kitty Blanchard burlesque or |anizationbegins an engagement atMyers* Opera- The Arlington, Cotton, and Kemble Company, after this week, embarks upon an extend ed ‘ provincial . tour lasting a little over three months. We confidently bespeak' for them the most abundant, success, because of their peculiar and distinctive merits as a min strel organization, than which there is, to say. the least, no bettor in America. A company which bnw accomplished so much in Chicago, holding its own with so many competitors for, amusement patronage, can hardly fail of pleas ing the popple of the cities proposed to be visited in the course of tho tour. It is doubtful whether its equal will he found on the road this summer; certainly, its .superior will not. ; Tho company includes three of the best and most celebrated comedians in negro minstrelsy—Arlington, Cot ton, and Bice; tho very best interlocutor we haveever seen—Mr. Kemble, who -has .also ■ • acquired • a national celebrity as manager . .ana' actor 5 by . far ,the_ .finest double song and dance artists who have ever ap peared in Chicago—Mackin and Wilson ; a vocal quartette of surprising excellence in Messrs. Tyrrell, Surridge, Lang, and Kayne, who are fine soloists as well; and in Mr. Hunneman’e or chestra a perfect gem in respect of training and efficiency. Such is the company which has set a THE CHICAGO DAILY TRIBUNE: APRIL 27, 1873 pattern -of elegant and refined minstrel per formances in Chicago, and has thus established a standard which visiting troupes will find it dif ficult to reach, much less to exceed. Their re turn will be heartily welcomed. NIXON'S AMPHITHEATRE. ; The McKee and Rogers combination, headed .by Andy McKee and Stevie Bogers, both well known as artistic minstrel performers, opens at Nixon's Amphitheatre to-morrow evening, an nouncing a programme which includes min strclry, -burlesque, pantomime, songs, dances, and athletic performances. The entertainment begins with “The Somnambulist,” by McKee, Chace, Burton, and Lottie Dumont; followed by Stevie Bogers in his artistic dog-dance; evolu tions on the invisible wire by Leo; banjo eccen tricities by Wm. A Huntley; Irish songs and comicalities by Pete Cannon; “ Booms to Lot,” by McKee, Chaco. Dillon, and Davis; the French Twin Sisters in “Please Let my Brother Go;” lightning Zouavo drill by W. 0. Burton and Minnie Bainforth; McKee and Bogers in their specialties, “ Bcbocca Jane” and the “Burlesque Ballet;” Frank Dillon in his .vocal versatilities: double trapeze performance by Leopold and Geraldine; and, in conclusion, the pantomime,■ “ La Imago,” by Bobort Burton, John Foster, DiLon, Chace, Butler. Franks, and Minnie Bain forth. There will be the usual Wednesday and - Saturday matinee performances. ROBERT COLLYER’s LECTURE. It has now been definitely arranged that Bobort Collyor will formally close the Star Course on Tuesday evening, the 6th of May, when he will give, for tho first time in this city, tlm lecture which has been received with so much delight in-all parts of tho country during tho past winter, the suggestive title of which is, “ Our Folks and Other Folks.” Thoso who aro acquainted with Mr. Collyer’s peculiar style will recognize the felidtous choice ho has made, and will expect a most enjoyable treat from his lec ture. With ono exception, Sir. Collyer has, this winter, filled more engagements than any other lecturer on the platform, and tho fact that in nearly all the places where he lectured daring the early part of the season he was again requested to .appear during tho latter part of tho year, is an evidence of bis popularity. The said of tickets for this lectaro begin next Saturday morning. GENERAL GOSSIP. Spain has 331 theatres. , An afternoon theatre is to be established in London for the convenience of country resi dents. Miss Emelino Zavistowski has been married to Lieut. Julius O. Shalor, of the United States Marine Corps. The Shah of Persia has made liberal offers to John Brougham to open the now theatre at Is pahan with “Pocahontas.” Salvini, the Italian actor, is said to be the greatest of living tragedians, excelling all others who have attempted the character of OUiello, ' Mr. Fechtor is to receive $28,000 as salary for his season of four weeks in “ Monte Christo*' at the New York Grand Opera-House, Duke George of Saxe-Mciningcn was pr vately married to an actress named Fr&ulein C. Franz, at his ducal palace, on the 18th uit. Purssell, tho bakor, baa mado money enough to build a theatre. It is to be located on Broad way, above Twenty-first street, and Stuart is to manage it. Mr. Story, the sculptor, in Borne, has written 1 a comedy, which was recently performed by ama teurs at a private entertainment in that city, gotten up by Americans. Mrs. Oates andher husband, Tracy Titus, will sail for Europe in June, and will return in Sep tember to Son Francisco, where she will begin . an engagement at Maguire’s Opera-House. Boston is enthusiastic over William Warren’s Jagues Fauvel, in “One Hundred Years Old.” The Globe says it is a “lofty and grand effort: noble in its dignity, touching in its pathos, and natural in everything.” Leading lady, stoutish (with just indignation on reading cast of next performance): “What! I not play Juliet ? After having played it thirty : years. No wonder there’s no chance for real talent now-a-days I” . Managers of traveling troupes now evade the Civil Bights bill in Mississippi, and exclude negroes from reserved seats by advertising their shows as “ private entertainments,” which gives them the right to select those who ahaii pay their stamps for admission. The Boston Saturday Evening Gazette says : “It may not be generally known that the late Charles Barraa was affianced to the pretty and talented donseuse Cora Adrienne, late of Niblo’s, and that their nuptials were to have been cele brated during the present month.” The Gazette is in error, says the Buffalo Courier . Mr. Barraa was affianced to the daughter of Mr. Lane, from whose house at Cos Cob the funeral took place. The ninth and concluding volume of the Bohe mian translation of Bbokspcaro, which has been produced at the expense of the Bohemian Mu seum, has appeared at Prague. It contains “Penclesj” “ liomeo and Juliet,” “ The Taming of the Shrew,” and “ The Tempest;” and it also contains on elaborate essay,' by J. Maly, “ On Bhakspearo and his Works.” The translation, which is considered by good judges to bo an ex cellent one) was commenced in 1850. ) Mr. Bandmann’s Macbeth has been veiy much admired in Edinburgh, where, .in a letter by the Earl of Southosk to the Scotsman, tho following passage occurs : Herr Baudmann has studied the character of Macbeth with that mingling of reflection and insight that belongs to the Gorman mind. Interpreted by him, Macbeth is no com mon assassin, but rather a man of an originally noble and highly imaginative nature. \Ve see tlie first entrance of evil, we follow its progress, we watch the gradual offacemont of Heaven’s imago even until the final rain; but amid all our hatred of the ' crimes—nay, contempt for the hypocrisies—of the tyrant, we are able to feel that it is human ; we sorrow for the victims of hellish arts ; we pity him os he cries, grief-o’er ladeu: ; X have lived long enough; this way of life Is fallen into the e'ear and yellow leaf; or wh en, with a folorness so absolute, he re ceives the nows of the death of his ever-faithful wife.” The Lafayette journal admires the Hamlet of Edwin Booth, but says of hia support: “So far as Hamlet's madness is concerned, ho must have been a most remarkable man hot to havo gone mad in the midst of such characters os bin aim .lees mother, tho insipid and discordant Ophelia, and the noisily empty Laertes, as they were pre sented on the stage. We confess to a secret sat isfaction at tho poisoning of the Qiteeen, who in rouging her cheeks, got a double dose on tho end of her nose, which feeling was only marred by, the certainty of her premature resurrection ; and we experienced'a malicious joy in tho un skillful stabbing of Laertes, who deserved death, if for no other reason than for his unaccented commentations over the demise of a horse-fiddle sister, whose departure should have been to him a source of joy. The grave-digger did well, not only in his professional work, nut in effectually burying the ill-dressed Ophelia. Wo never at tended a funeral with more pleasure.” THEATRTCAT, CONVENTION. ' It is now. definitely settled that the theatrical and amusement managers generally, together with tho “Stars” and leading members of the profession, are to assemble in New York, in July next, in convention, to toko action in relation to obtaining special rates and better facilities on the principal railroads. It is proposed to form .themselves into a co-operation society, elect offi cers. and meet each July in New York City, in furtherance of their interests. Such trunk hues of road as shall work in harmony with this or ganization will receive the entire patronage of its members, each one of whom will pledge himself to use his influence for such roads as shall extend to them tho best rates and facili ties for their traveling interests; and it is also in contemplation that the 200,000 bills daily dis tributed in the - principal cities of America shall make favorable mention of such roads as extend to thin organization the best rates and facilities. MABIA TAOLIOJO. ’ The New York Times gives tho following sketch of the life of tho celebrated danseuso, Maria Taglioni, the Countcssdo Yoisons: •As her name Implies, ilarla Taglioni was of Italian parentage, bat was bom in Stockholm in 1804, where her father, Fillipo Taglioni, was a popular ballet master. Signor Taglioni appeared at all the great opera-houses of Europe, in his professional capacity, and was enabled to give his daughter a thorough cd u cation in the principles of his art. In 1817, Maria Tag lioni made her debut at the French Opera in Paris, and, as was said at tho time, by her first bound upon tho stage, achieved a complete triumph in a field where only tho highest types of her art were tolerated. Tho appearance of the young danseuso at this time is. spoken of in. the most enthusiastic terms, her personal beauty being in wonderful harmony with tho exquisitely airy grace of her dancing. In 1832. Maria Taglioni first appeared in Berlin in the great ballet “ La Bayadere,” and achieved another-overwhelming triumph, receiving, it is said, the highest remuneration ever paid to a danseuso up to that date. She was tho recipient of more public favors from all classes than any performer had ever been known to receive, and when. In 1832, she married the Count deYoieens.Bhe was already tho possessor. of a considerable -fortune the earnings of flvo years of professional exer tion) as well as possessing a complete museum of jewelry and works of art, tho Sits. of her enthusiastic admirers. From erlin Taglioni migrated to London, only to re peat her Continental triumphs. In London she became the successful rival of the prime donne who were en gaged to sing in operas on the same evenings on which she aa the danseuso immediately became the centre of attraction, much hitter jealousy followed, which. however, in no way detracted from her retratal lion and triumphs. In London, a number of nrimn.i ballets were produced by Taglionl, illustrated by the best musical composers of the period, and which have descended as heirlooms to the opera-houses in which they were produced. From London, TagUoni went to 8t Petersburg, where, in that proverbially enthusias tic capital, her success was mo** astonishing, and the rewards she reaped even more gratifying those which fell before her feet in Paris or in The story of her triumphs was repeated In every city in Europe, and when, in 1817, she retired forever from the stage, the name she left behind was untarnished with a single failure. The fortune she had amassed is spoken of as immense, and she prudently invested a portion of it in a magnificent residence in Venice and another on the bonks of the Lake of Como Her so ciety was for years much sought after, and for a con* sldcrablo period her residences were among the great est attractions of European tourists.. The great ballets associated with her name, several of which she com posed herself, are: “ Cendrillon,” « Flore et Zephirc n “ Guillaume Tell/ 1 41 Nathalie,'* "La Revolt au&erait’” "La Syiphide,” and “La Belle du Danube,” • 9 MUSIC. The opera .season will not commence until Hay 5, and, until that time, musical matters will be comparatively quiet. A concert is announced for to-morrow evening at Alartino’s HaH,com plimcntary to 8. H. Bhys, the Scotch singer, in which Alesars. Ben Owens, Farini, and Schultze, and Miss Fannie Goodwin will assist. The pro gramme is of a light and miscellaneous charac ter. On Tuesday evening, Air. Emil Liobling. the teacher of music at the Young Ladies' Col lege, Lake Forest, and a very prominent pian ist, gives a concert at Phoenix Hall, Waukegan,, upon which occasion he will have the assistance of Alisa Ella Warner, and Alesors. Foltz and Biachoff, and Air. Lewis, the violinist, who has too long been absent from the concert stage. The programme, as will be seen, is a remarkably excellent one: PAHT 1. 1. Sonata, _ Beethoven Mr. Emil Lichling 2. Song—“Lookingßack” Mn Fritz Foltz, 3. Duo ConceitanLe J)on Joan Messrs, Wm, Levis and Emil LUblina. 4. Aria—“ Creation”* Hardn Mr, A, Bischojf, 1 (a. Vales..-. 6. <b. Nocturne (c. Marche a la Torque. Mr. JSvxil LUbling. past n. 1. Overture “Tell,” Gottechalk MUsEUa Warren OTid Mr. Emil Lxtbling. 2, Song, “Erl Eing m Schubert Jlr. A . Bitehojf. « fa. Larghetto, from Sonata * \b. Scherzo Mr, Wm. Ltxciz, i, Aria, “Bon Juan,” i Mr, Fritz Foltz, . 6. Fantaele, “God Save the Queen,”. Mr, Emil Lubling, THE OPERA SEASON. The opera season will commence at McVicker’a Theatre on Monday, May 6, and will include four evening performances, on Monday/* Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday, and an afternoon per formance on Saturday. ‘On Monday night, Lucca and Kellogg will appear in “ Fauston Tuesday, Kellogg in “Marina;” on Wednesday, Lucca and Kellogg In “ Mignon.” The operas 'for Friday and Saturday are not yet announced. The sale of subscription seats will begin on Wednesday morning of this week, and of single .nights on Thursday morning. A new tenor, Verati, the principal tenor of the Tamberlik Havana Company, Has been substituted for Abrugnedo, whose irregularities caused so .much trouble here during the recent season of, tho troupe. As this is the fare well- season of the troupe, being the last appearance of Lucca, and also of Kellogg, who shortly goes to Europe, tho season will un doubtedly oe a very pleasant and successful one. MUSICAL SOIREE. The second musical entertainment under tho auspices of tho Park Avenue Library Associa tion will take place at the Park Avenue Church, corner of Bobey street, on Monday evening, the 23th. Those who will take part in the pro gramme are Mrs. Dr. Willard, Mrs. George Ma son, the Misses Clara and Kate Skeer and Lena Hastreiter. and Messrs. Martin Schultz, Edward Schnltze, Wright, Bigelow, Bliss, Thomas, Allen, Ayres, and Blackmer. TURNER‘HALL. The Turner Hall programme for this afternoon is as follows: Festival March .Hoffman Overture — u In Search of Happiness” Suppe Introduction to “ Scmiramide” Potpourri from “Indigo”. Strnusj Trombone Solo ........Eeincman H, Braun. ; Waltz— 11 On the’Baintifal Rhine”,, Potpourri 44 Pelo-Mele”, Jubiloe Overture.... Carl QnadriUo, THE QEBatANIA CONCEBT. The programme for the Germania concert this afternoon is as follows: 1. March —“ Good Templar” 2. Overture to •* Magic flute” 3. Waltz—“AlmackV Dance” 4. Potpourri—Sounds from Schiller. 6. Concerto for Oboe. - Mr, BareiUier, Polka — u Golden Botin” Overture — 4 * Masanlcllo” Torchlight Banco Quadrille Amnßf>rr>pnt,,, , ~,,,, new anisic. Wo have received from Messrs. George F.

Boot & Sons a new song and chorus bv the senior member of the firm, entitled “ The jffand that Holds the Bread.” It is peculiarly a farmer’s song, and as it is a musical defense of the farm ers against monopoly it will undoubtedly be very popular among the Granges throughout the West. We are also indebted to D/P. Faulds, Louisville, Ky., for a brilliant'fantaaie for piano on themes from “Emani,” by Ernest Zoelluer. THE NEW TORE FESTIVAL. In the 1 absence of any local musical news, there are some facts concerning music abroad, which are of interest, and. among those is the festival which Theodore Thomas gave during the last week, in Hew York, Its most notable feature - was the fact that the chorus was com posed of the Boston Handel and Haydn Soci ety, and that. the vocal soloists, Mr. M. W. Whitney, Mr. Nelson Yariey, Mr. Hiram Wilde, Mrs. J. H. West, Miss O. A. Brockett, and Hiss Annie Louise vary, were also imported from New England. . Some of the New Yorkers took umbrage at this fact.' but Theodore went on his wayquietly. and had his festival nevertheless, and compelled the New Yorkers to go frantic over the : magnificent singing of this splendid society. Unable-, to. abuse the chorus,* the New York critics vented their, rago upon the soloists. The New York Tribune. . which is the only conscientious paper in matters in that, city, was an exception. It gavo just credit to tho soloists, and of the chorus in the performance of “ Elijah M it says: It was the chorus, though, that made this perform-' once so remarkable. How shall we begin to point out particular excellences where HI was so grand 7 .We did not notice one mistake. Wo could not detect ono false note. Not one passage was slurred. The time was ir reproachable. The attack was splendid. The balance of the ports was perfect. How sweet and strong and pure was the glorious volume of the sopranos ; how nicely adjusted were “tho middle* ports; how rich and deep tho bass. The first chorus with its solemn opening 44 Help,' Lord I wilt thou quite destroy us 7” • ana that won derful passage thotfollows, “ The harvest now is over,” produced an immediate sensation. ' The effect upon the audience grew more and more marked as the even ing wore away. The magnificent crescendo In 44 His mercies on thousands foil;” tho exquisite beauty of 44 Blessed are the men who fear Htmthe splendor of the Pagan chorus, 44 Baal, wo cry to thee,” were all felt; but at tho conclusion of. the 44 Thanks be to God” the peoplo broke through the ordinary restraints, and many of them shouted with delight.- 44 He watching over Israel ” was as good as it could possibly be. 44 Be hold God the Lord passed by ” was sublime. Ho Jubi lee chorus, with 10,000 voices, and bells and cannon, ever equaled tho majesty of some of these glorious choruses. Hero one found tho true grandeur of a mul titude of trained voices. Here was tho music which lifts up the heart and brings moisture to the eyes. i Concerning the taste of tho Kbw Yorkers, the Graphic very pungently says: There ia no tasfe for oratorio music amongst the cul tivated classes of thin city; in fact, it is doubtful for what they have a taste. • The nuh to tho Philharmonic Is merely a fashionable whim; the giggling, chatter ing, laughing, and exhibit of bad manners generally, renders the music, above the sober, staid area of tho parquet, almost inaudible. People dock to an oratorio as a sort of quasi-religious exercise | and one can judge, by the tepidity and vapidneea of the' Church Music Association audiences, how little of tho mere a b c of the grand school of oratorio music is compre hended in Kow York—a school which, in other lands, haa bccome ca os household words. People yawn through •* Elijah,” and doze through the u Mes siah,” with a self-complacent demeanor of stupid re spectability absolutely irritating from its inane Tacnity. . ..... —i • -- CHOm 2HATTZBS. Choir singing in Kow York, is fast becoming very lucrative. Tho tariff of salaries has been greatly enhanced of late. A few years of SI,OOO was considered a very large stipend for an organ ist, while SSOO to SBOO easily satisfied tho most exacting soprano. Kow,. however, there are ' a dozen or more organists who receive from $2,500 to $3,000 a year, and the average soprano thinks herself*but poorly' remu nerated with SI,OOO, One lady, of eminence in. • the musical. „ profession, recently - de clined tho offer of a five-tbousand-dollar salary from one of our principal ckorches. Two thousand dollars are paid in several in stances. Tenors who last year sang for a thou sand dollars, thin year demand and receive fifteen hundred. Basses and altos, of course, share in the general rise of musical values. Christ Church te investing heavily in music. The choir of that church costs SIO,OOO per year, of which Bufus Hatch, the banker, pays $5,000. Hr. P. Packard, now the tenor at St. Paul's, Boston, goes to this church, where he will receive a sal ary of $2,600 a year, and Air. Nelson Varloy, the English tenor who accompanied Alme. Buders dorff to this country, will be added to the same choir, whore is already of the beat Boston bas sos, Air. AT. W. ’Whitney, who receives forhissor vices s3,oooayoar. Mrs. H. M. Smith has also just completed an engagement with the church at 64,200 a year, and offers almost as lucrative have been made, to Atrs. J. N. Osgood, now the sopranio .of the. Old South Church m Boston. J ÜBILEE OmaiOßß. I The irrepressible Gilmore has on hand a mam moth jubilee festival in England, for 1874. Ho has abandoned for the present bis efforts to or ganize at Washington a National band of sixty nvo pieces, 'the money difficulties in the case proving too great for even his indefatigability. Such an organization would cost upwards of $125,000 a year.—for skillful performers could not be obtained, for less than from $35 to S4O a week, —and Congressmen seemed to bo about unanimous in the opinion - that such an expenditure would bo considered on unwarranta ble extravagance. Finding this scheme impracti cable, Air. Gilmore has concluded to remain here until fall, when he will go to Loudon, and in conjunction with prominent musical entre preneurs begin preparations for the festival. The project is not yet sufficiently far advanced to determine whether any American talent will be employed, but the probabilities - are that be yond two or throe soloists the participants in the festival will bo selected from Englisu cities and from the Continent Viouxtomps, the violinist, is playing at Bor deaux with great applause. Spohr has celebrated his eighty-eighth birth day. Gounod has composed two choruses, three airs t and two marches, for a drama whose hero ine is “Joan of Arc." Air. Henry Smart Is composing an oratorio on the subject 44 Jacob," which will be produced at Glasgow. The Opera-House in New Orleans will be sold by the Sheriff on the 12th of Alay. Signor Brignoli has been singing with great success in Naples. AIIlo. D’Angeri, Allle. Fossa, and ATadame Bulh-Paoli, three of the now debutantes at the .Covent Garden Opera, have met with equivocal -success. .... Sullivan ....Chopin .....Chopin .Rubinstein Mmo. Jenny YanSandt is to be the principal solo singer at the musical festival at Rutland. Yt.,inMay. ’ The concert tendered to Mies Carey by the cit izens of Portland, Tuesday night, was brilliantly successful. It is now reported that the Rosas are about to open a season of English opera in London. Madame Boea has recently won some splendid successes in Cairo. Adelina Patti’s voice is in such splendid condi tion that it is believed she can not come to Amer ica for several years. Liszt, whose monkish cowl conld not shnt out the glare of the foot-lights, will make a season of concert in this country. “La Koslere d’lci ” is the title of the latest opera bouffo which tickled the fancy of the Parisians. ►. Gado Rubinstein ..Mozart ,Gotta chalk Nearly all tho American girls studying for tho operatlo stage, in Milan lodge in the same honso. ■ A set of diamonds recently presented to Patti hy the Czar of Russia in person is valued at $60,000. ' Wachtel was knighted and mado an honorary member of tho dncal theatre in Gotha by the Grand Duke of Saxe-Cobnrg-Gotba, while sing ing in that city. Mr. Mapleson, the impresario of Drury Lane, who is also Lieutenant-Colonel of tho Northeast London Volunteers, has invented a new and im proved military tent. Pappini is the name of the next great violinist who is to excite the interest of the music-loving. Ho has been received with great enthusiasm in Nice. Mile. Schneider is no longer the queen of open, bouffoin Paris. She no* been displaced by Nidne Jndlc, who has set naughty Paris wild with enthusiasm.* : At tho Grand Opera, in Paris, the other even ing, Mile. Hiseon was playing Zeonora, in “II Trovatore,” when she was suddenly taken ill, bursting into tears and exclaiming, “My Voice fails me—l cannot sing—pardon me 1 ” She conld not go on, and the curtain folk Wagner’s “ Lohengrin ” has been withdrawn from tho stage of La Seals, in Milan, after three stormy representations, though the tenor, Cam panini, and the baritone, Manrcl, won the favor of the auditory. Tho receipts were about $2,000 tho first night, and loss than SSOO tho third. Hans von Bulow is to make his first appear ance m London on tho 28th of this month, play ing Beethoven’s Emperor Concerto (.No. 5, E fiat) at a concert of the Philharmonic Society. There is talk of Wagner’s going to London to conduct three grand concerts. For this service, however, he demands a thousand guineas. Aimeo is giving “ sacred ” concerts in Boston, which prove very attractive ,to those fond of solemn music.. She recently kicked the tenor in the month because he failed on a high note, and an old deacon remarked he would give SSO if he had not left hia specs at homo. M. Offenbach, will, it is said, inaugurate his new management of the Gaite by a popular drama, in fivo acts and eight tableaux, entitled “Robert Miron; Provot des Marchands,” the name of the author being as yet unknown. Tho mud drama, “L’Officier do Fortune;” by M. YictorieaSardou, is to follow. • : Tho season of Italian opera at Covent Garden Theatre, London, opened on the evening of tho Ist inst, withL’Africaino,” which was pro duced with great splendor. The doiika of the occasion was a Milo. Anna Angeri, a Hungarian by. birth, who has a mezzo-soprano voice of Agreeable and telling quality, which has been cultivated under the tuition of Madame Mor cheai, the well-known Vienna professor. T The Hof- und National Theatre of Munich Kela Bela ..Conr&dl Weber ■ ••••.• .Hoffmann ..Bach .Mozart ...Banner ..Wentzel .KalUvroda Bousqnet Auber Zickoff (Court and National Theatre), has been the first in Germany to give a benefit for the Grand-Na tional-FeHtival-otage-Play-Theatro at Bayreuth. Tlie opera selected- was Hie Meisterainger von Numberg,” and the performance came off on the 28th of February. The house was crowded, and the whole of tue receipts, without any deduction whatever, were handed to the Musician of the Future. Mme: Nilsson-Rouzeaud bos abandoned her intention of giving a aeries of representations'in Brussels, thereby sacrificing an engagement of loss than £2OO per night, for the sake of keeping her word with, tho deceased composer, Michael Balfo, to create the part of Edith Plan tagonet in his posthumous opera,' “II Talis mano.” She is now in Faris, studying the music and preparing herself to take this new charac ter, prior to going to London for the rehearsals. A curious resuscitation of a poetic drams, the music by Bach, has taken place at the Salle Pleyel, in Paris, at a concert devoted specially to the great tone-master’s works’; it is called “ The Quarrel of Phcebua and Pam’* The soli were •sung by the French opera-singers, Miles. 'Marcus and Adele Mounler, MM. Batoille and Grisy, with M. Charles Lamoureux as conductor. MM. belaborde and Fisaot also played concertos on the pianoforte, by the great Bach, who boil in his days only the tinkling harpsichord to write for. In the score of the classic opera he does not use horns, bassoons, or trombones ; bat the instrumentation is confined to the string quartet, three trumpets, two oboes, two dates, drum; ana cymbaL. ' A late Hamburg newspaper contained this ap~ jpeal:‘ “Israelites I Bichard Wagner Is among ns and intends to .bring* oat' some of bis pieces. Yoa know this man is the author of ‘Judaism in 'Music.’ In that Infamous pamphlet be insolts oar religion—doubtless because it teaches this 'sacred precept: -Thou sbalt not covet tby neigh bors wife. Israelites, be true to yourselves, and know how to make yourselves respected, if you wish to be respected. Stifio curiosity in yonr souls, and do not yield to the desire of bearing that .pagan’s music. Don’t carry him your money.”. • The Paris correspondent of the Kow York Evening Post says: /‘These ‘Lenten times’ produce no end of concerts. Madame Alboni is expected to sing on the 29th of this month (March) at the Cirand Hotel. Xbad the pleasure of meeting her this week at a friend’s 'house. Apparently she has not grown old at all neither basher shadow become less. She still retains . that humorous twinkle of the eye which Burton never exceeded, and. her . laugh zings with fun and jollity.--' She is 46 years old, and would out ‘weigh three well-developed English women: Alboni lives in this oity .with her brother. The tender care she_tooK for. two years of her late husband during a fatal malady, to which she often' came near being a victim, has placed her charac ter on a solid basis.” A SAD STATE OP AFP AXES. There ia a sad state of affairs in Indianapolis. The Lucca-Kellogg troupe opened there on last Monday night with “ Faust.” The critic of the MliaiCAli NOTES. Sentinel, who, by tho way, iawell known in Chicago, where he had charge of tho New York Tribune “ Bpw " during the laafc IrerideuriS campaign;—-haTing made arrangements to “lay himself out,” left the opera before its conclusion and wrote up the most stunning critique that ever appeared in a frontier newspaper. Tho church scene was thus expatiated on * No remorse was ever more terrible, no horror op self-upbraiding ever more Intense and real those which the heart-broken Marguerite interprets la the church—no penitent ever groveled with more .abso lute desire and unspeakable than, that witnessed in the church aisle. Tho pathetic natural ness of that awful scene deprived tho audience of the faculty of appreciation, for judgment or criticism were lost in tho one en tranejpg, absorbing interest of* the wrecked soul struggling on the stage before, them. It is safe to say that the actress—the singer, were forgotten in that magnificent episode, and that la • a thing rarely known ha a lyric representation. The wildly swaying, suppll eating outcast, the leering demon, the shrinking and f L Won^P, era ' wero.for the moment not only ',nt.tho actKal baleful circum stances of the heart-breaking scene, church scoao was not put on at all.. Tho managementcut ” that delicate bit out to shorten tho programme. Tho Journal says that there was no upbraiding nor struggling of wrecked souls on tho stage, nor groveling, nor wild swaying, nor anything of tho sort." Tho Sentinel is now engaged in getting oven by abasing the company like a pirate, and denouncing Maretzek ss a fraud for advertising to present an opera and not doing it, Tho Sentinel critic explains him self thus; Being pretty familiar with, tho opera and Lucca’s methods, the Sentinel critic left tho Academy to attend his duties, presuming that the opera would go on oa usual. Xn the course of a hasty comment, as was nat ural, allusion was made to the church scene, where the contrast in the soprano’s alternations are most marked. The substance of the comments was based on the study of tho progressive action from the simplicity of the Jewel scene to the horrible despair of tho HirrmT and the idea was not so much from that night’s per formance as a reminiscence of other representations of the same opera, Prienda, however, complained that the Sentirul Joined the manager in the perpetration of a very contemptible fraud, Gentlemen fawtHnT with the opera inform us that after the third act, when the critic left, the text was abandoned with outrageous effrontery, and the audience openly and shamelessly swindled out of. the best made and the most effective scenes of the opera. The Sentinel Joins tho public In utter condemnation and abhorrence of such low-lived robbery, and trusts that if thia mim Maretzek ever has occasion to come this way again, that the memory of the swindled citizens will be as retentive as their appreciation of Lucca was strong and sincere. PARIS, . Special Corrupondznee o/Tht Chicago Tribune, £abis, April 12,1873. —Great linbbub lias been, and still Is, znado here about Hons. Ylctorien Sardou’s play, “ I/Onclo Sam,” which has been played in New York, bnt which is interdicted hero. It is intended to be a severe satire of republics. The lash is applied to the United States. The blows are intended for the French Republic.' 1 do not mean to say that Hons. Sardou is averse from striking us. Frenchmen detest us, continually scoff at us; the singers, musicians, impresario, who go'to the United States, caricature us on their return, jeer the applause bestowed upon them (often with good reason; bow many worn-out hacks of stage and concert-room palm themselves oif on us for excellent artists I), contemn ns for paying them such prodigal sums of money. Everybody here thinks ns the stingiest, meanest, most ignorant, most demoralized race under Heaven. Wo are hatfid by the French because we are wealthy, prosperous, powerful, and a hit ■ given ns gratiiiea their detestation 'of us. The Board of Theatrical Censors interdicted “L’Oncle Sam” upon the pretext that it would bo offensive to Americans. Oar country people are here in great numbers; hundreds of them have made Paris their permanent homo, and American purses pour an immense deal of wealth into Paris. The pretext given for the interdic tion of 44 L* Oucle Sam” is a mere pretext. The real cause of the interdiction Is that Hons. Thiers is averse to irritating Hons. Gambetta and his friends. Hons. Yictorien Sardou’s play “Rabagas” greatly annoyed this party, and it gave Hons. Thiers to understand it would not forgive a repetition of the offense. The Radical party; in the provinces, especially, was indignant that “ Rabagas ” had been permitted by the Cen sors. If was allowed to sco the foot-lights from beginning to end in scarcely a single provincial town. The Censors told Hons. Sardou, “L* Oucle Sam,” ; (the title of the satire on the United States), might be played if he could obtain MR. WiSHBUHJTE’s CONSENT. So tho dramatist went to oar Minister and asked him to declare that ho had no objections to seeing “L’ Oncle Sam” brought ont. Mr. Wash bum© declined to express an opinion either one way or tho other. He said it was none of his business. The Censors then told Mons. Sardou that, if ho would get the written consent of the Governor of Paris (Gen. Ladmirault) the piece might bo played. The Governor of Paris re fused to receive him. The press took tho mat ter np, and tbero was a long discussion unon it. The Censors were generally blamed, oven by the conservative Eepnblicans (Be Temps, le JCIX Siecle, for instance).' Meantime the Vaudeville Theatre, which had reckoned on “I/Oncle Sam” to keep the bills for at least four months, found the old plays it revived failed to draw tho pub lic, and that an enormous loss was nightly fall ing on its profit and loss account. Its manager (Mons. Carralhe) determined to make another * application to Mr. Washburno. He represented to the American Minister the enormous loss which would fall upon him if the play were interdicted. Scenery had .been painted, costumes made, actors en gaged, no other piece was ready, none could be got ready before the season closed, and he ap pealed to the American Minister in the name of Liberty, of freedom of stage, to say ho could sco ho objection to the performance of the piece* SIB. WASHBUBXE BEFD6ED TO MOVE in tho matter. He said it was hone of his busi ness : that the United States had not sent him over here to play the part of Censor of the Paris theatres; he declined to read the play, or to hear an analysis. of it. I say Mr. Woshburne acted wrongly, because, being tho representative of a country which has made freedom of all sorts the foundation of the glorious political edifice of which we all ore so proud, bo sought to have re moved obstacles to freedom when he was chal lenged to do so. Such an example would have dulled satire’s edge. Judge the'.venom con tained in . - - • “l/OKCXE SAM,” forbore is an analysis of it. Decide after its perusal if such a pea blown from a .Frenchman's pop-gun could mane a blue mark ontheAmeri znan epidermis. The curtain rises on the saloon of “one of those splendid steamboats which doily ply between Chicago and Now York City” (sic), Tho sconory represents the steamboat's saloon viewed from the stern, with clear wav on each side of the saloon and with the upper deck. Tho saloon is famished as befits on American floating-palace. It is full of passengers. * For instance, there'is Samuel Tapplebot, Sarah (his niece). Marquis Robert de Rochemaure, Mme. Bellamy, Mr . EUiott (an American newspaper ed itor), Francis Briot (a French violinist), Gip (a professional politician), Grace Tapplebot (Sam TappleboCs daughter,) Mr. Finsbury. Sam Tap piebot is intended by Mons. Sardou to represent the .thorough American, with his vices and virtues. The former ore many, the latter are few and the virtues of tho shopkeeper, not of the gentleman. Sam Tapplebot was a lucifer- ; match peddler whenhe was 12; ran errands when 15; . manufactured blacking when 20 ; then he turned grocer, and made a good deal of money by speculations in sugar, all of which he lost in ventures in cacao ; dabbling in cotton, ho grew rich again, doubled his fortune by ventures m petroleum oilj and becamo immensely wealthy by transactions in guano. Sarah, his niece; is a representative American girl, who knows a-dol lar contains 100 cents and 1,000 mills, each po tent ; who considers life given : man that he may swap all the time, getting something to boot on each bargain;. who regards earth as nothing but a mart. Grace Tapplebot, her first cousin and Sam's daughter, is another specimen of an American girL ' She don’t tMnV, or care for honor, chastity/marriage, or any liko effete, Old Worldnotions. She has been married to Elliot, is married to Finsbury , wishes. to be divorced from him and to bo re-married to Elliot. Marquis Robert ds Rochemaure is a Frenchman, who is fond of traveling, and. who has gone to America to see if the New be liko the Old World. Ho is, of course, the pearl of the piece ; ho is perfection itself, a gentleman in the midst of a nation of blackguard shopkeepers, their-vulgar wives and vulgar daughters. He baa a'head, he has a heart—things unknown in America I France is likewise represented by Mme. Bellamy t who is introduced to show how infinitely superior French good, sound common sense is to Yankee cutenesa ; • tho fonner has, too, : honesty and good nature united with it; the latter has but meanness, love of cheating, want of principle with it. You see the. French are as gods 'compared with the vile American. EUiotia •a - 'specimen, -of an -American newspaper editor. He has taken .under hia .protection Francis Briot, a French .violinist,, who has come to America to make a fortune. He had not been able to attract people to his concerts, and he abuses in round terms Yankee love of music and art, and declares Yankees care for no music but the chimes of gold and silver coins. Elliot re plies : “ Nonsensel you have only to be puffed a little to get as much money m you want; don 1 give up.” JBriot follows EUioCs advice and gives another concert. The hall is crowded. The in stant ho appears ho is greeted with thunders o i applause, and at the end of each piece the audi ea ce are uproarious in then* demonstrations.'-Tha concert is no sooner ended than an impressario cans on mm' ‘and offers a contract’for' twenty concerts, Briot to receive SI,OOO clear profit for *v/;J./ Conco ‘ rt ’ Erfot is delighted, and hastens to ~r l 9h saying: “I was mistaken. The Ameri* CoUo J, nd 8 es : fortune is made.’* TmI tto tio . adT “ ta ‘ 2 “ of tn i?“‘i Elliot gives hia newspaper ■ B ™L“ d f latter reads the -puff Elliot has written: ‘Everybody is. familiar with h^f.'Ti a " C fi' B ™£ 5 i aI ' nta ’ for “very concert he gives is a triumph for him, nevertheless few people are familiar with, the history of hia famous bow. Here it hf in a few words: Mans. Bnol was traveling in the North in a train which was attacked by the Flat-Footed terrible red men whom civilization fortunately daily decimates. All the passengers fled terrified at the Indians’ tomahawks— Mims. Briot alone, with thoroughly French energy, snatched np hia violin case and dealt the Chief of the Flat-Foot ed Indians such a blow on his head ho fell dead. Bat ths violin-case was shattered to atoms and the . bow had 1 ost all its hair.: The .violin—a Stradivarina—alone was uninjured. Mans. Briot, disheartened by theloss of bow and box, stared at his adversary’s corpse. Snddeniy a sublime in spiration came to him; he adroitly "scaiped tho Indian Chief with ilia bowie-knife and detached fconi the red man's skull the long mass of which adorned it. This hair secured to the bow and well reamed gave to the' Stadi .Tanna almost ■ human accents. ' Hear era at times nearly ready to swear that Flat: Foot’s soul groans' under tha pressure of hia own hair. Everybody in New xork will, wish to- see this charming French man and to hear his valuable and singular bow.” Bnol becomes furious upon, reading thin puff and exclaims: “ This is horrible, fam a dis honored man.” Elliott replies: “Nonsense! Are yon rich? Deny that and you will see how yonr audiences will melt sway." That is the way the vile American press humbugs the Vila American people f This eamo Francis Briot ihlia deeply in love with Miss Betsy Tapplebol. who is a brihant pianist, and ho tolls Mme. Bellamy th hiatory of his “flirtation.” “Oh! in the United States, aa in France, a man ■ who knows how to manage it has no diflicalty. M. da 1 Bochemaure is still in the poetry of flip arion. I, since yesterday, float in its full prose—’tia agree able, but still ’tiamorely prose." Mme. Bellamy, who suspects Francis Briot has been made a victim by one- of those astute Yankee girls who are over on tha watch to entrap a man and make lum a husband, says; “Tell me how you managed” “Oh! ’twaa very easy. I went with Betsy to the sew side. We walked abont hand in hsnd. She laid eyea on an elderly, and very respectable-looking gentleman, -who was seated, quietly sipping chocolate. : She saluted him. J. followed her ext ample. He offered ns a cup of chocolate We accepted. Aa I took a chan I recognized Rea trend Zedediah, tho pastor who invented the Bo pairing Vermouth and tho Celestial Bed Quilt. Betsy then said to him: ‘Wall my Boverend, since we have met, yon must give na your blesa ing-’ Tho old fellow replied with a paternal air; ‘ Willingly.’. And while I waa enjoying a mouth ful of chocolate he added: ‘Yon.will havo in Betsy a charming companion, Mr Ire plied: ‘Mr, Francis Briot, bom In Faria in 1840.’ Twaa obliged to introduce myself, seeing Betsy had forgotten to do so. Zedediah asked me: 1 Wpuld you have Betsy for your wife V I answered aa distinctly os my full month permitted (that made no sort of dif ference to - Zedediah /—just think! ths inventor of the Celestial Bod Quilt!)- ‘To he sure I do.’ He turned to Betsy and asked her: ‘ Would you have Francis Briot tot your husband ?’ She answered ‘ Tea/’ Then he said: ‘ Then my children I give you my bless ing—in tbs presence of those gentlemen luckily yonder as witnesses.’ This is all. dear Mme. Bellamy, and afterwards Betsy considered mo hot husband.” Mme. Bellamy replied: “No wonder I Yon were her husband I” “ Her hus band I .What do you mean?” “I mean that in the eye of tho law and of Zedediah, all reverend inventor of the Celestial Bed Quilt though he be T Aye! aye! dear sir, yon are regularly married — au chocolatr* This same Mme. Bellamy has been outrageously swindled by Sam Tapplebol, He has sold her for eligible building lots some swamp lands which are so fluid and so unhealthy that no fonndation could be laid in them, and even had terra firms been discovered, no tenant could have been found to inhabit such a spot . The transaction has completely mined Mme. Bellamy bat one Frenchwoman of good sound sense is iuore than a match for 10,000 cute Yankees. She docs not despair. Sam Tapplebol owns lots adjacent to those ha sold to her. She offers to bay all of them. Suspecting she haa discovered a mine or other valuable property in them, he asks double tha price at which ho sold the first lots. She accepts. He asks a still high er price. She accepts. His demand. »g-in Hm She accepts. Sam Tqpplebotassumes a conquer or’s airs as he says: “Beg pardon. Mme. Bel lamy, bat a danse in the deed of sale reserves ms the right to annnl the sale any time within nine ty days.' Tho ninety days have not expired. I annul the sale and repay you the money yon gave for, the property. Hero it is.”, Tho deed cancelled, ho takes her aside and whispers; “Come now, won’t yon toll mo what vou havo found there in that land?" Mme. Bellamy re plies : “ The art of getting my money refunded; that is all I waa after.” Sam Tapplebotex claims: “What a smart woman yon are!” Ho offers to marry her. She refuses. 1 present the charac ters to yon, one after another, without standing on tho order of precedence, for there ia none, as plot there is none. Tho piece is a sort of magic lantern through which slide after slide ia poshed without attention to con. noction of subjects. Hera is Gyp, an election eering agent who knows where the . beet brass bonds are to be • found, which tunes make tho best impression on the mob’s oar, and who haa riot his equal in tho world for getting up torch light processions, for suggesting subjects for transparencies, for employing to most advantage tho 300 “roughs” ho keeps in pay. Ho has, however, just been outdone by a nval .election eering agent, who haa placed in the headquarters of tho candidate the latter supports a learned seal who'smokes apipe" and says “papa”and “ mamma.’’ The public are admitted to see him upon payment of “ ono half-penny.” A ticket and a speech of the candidate are to bo had to hoot. Gyp does not give up. His candidate is a shoe maker. Ho instantly has struck off a great many handbills in these words: “John Smith, the Democratic candidate. Shoemaker! Shoe maker !! Shoemaker!! I Shoemaker 11! Citizens I may daily see the famous philanthropist, John Smith, in his shop in Fifth' avenue, where he will make two pairs of shoes in their presence.’ Those shoes are sent to the poor in Albany.” John Smith is elected by an immense majority. Sarah Tapplebol , has determined to many Marquis' de Bochemaure, She feverishly in trigues to make him kiss her on her forehead, and iriakes him write a declaration of love signed by him in her memorandum book. Whila Marquis de Bochemaure makes a passionate dec laration of Iqvo to her, aho quietly interrupts him in his most fervent transport with: “What are you worth ?” Hia breath is taken away by this question. She construes his silence to be caused by his inability to understand what aha said, so eho adds: ’“lmean, are yon rich?” “Ah I that’s what yon mean. Why, yes, very rich, $16,000 a year.!’ “ Well invested?” “In Government bonds and real estate.” “Is yonr real estate in a • vine-growing country ?” • ‘ Yes, near Bordeaux—but, dearest Sarah—" “What sort of wine do you make ? Does it soil well ?” “ That depends upon tho season; we have good and we have bad seasons. But, darling Sarah, believe X love you deeply, truly, ar dently.” Sarah , runs off , with him, and takes ; him to Newark, the most fashionable and delightful. sea-bathing place in the United States. She soon sees he has not the remotest intention of-marrying, flies from him and returns to New York. He follows her. He is told by her family he must marry her. He refuses to do so. Then ho must pay damages. “-'Very well.’ I don’t know how much Miss Sarah’s honor is worth ; but make out the bill, and I will pay it.” Sarah grows indignant at this chaffering, ,at the redaction to Federal currency of her honor, and insists upon • all being broken off.' Bat abe haa an'-ther suitor for her hand, Fairfax, who delen jinoa to avenge her. Ho tells Marquis de Bochemaure that he haa treated Miss Sarah as no . gentleman would treat a lady, and that the instant he quitted tho drawing-room he should shoot him down like tho dog he was. Fairfax asks: ‘.‘ Will you go out first ?” Marquis de Bochemaure replies : “ Certainly,” ana walks ont. Fairfax raises hia revolver and would fire, but Mme. Bellamy makes her appearance, sees there is a quarrel, keeps Marquis de Roche maurehack, and makes Fairfax leave. Fairfax hidesi-under the staircase, and when Robert al last cornea out Fairfax begins to Are at him. The Marquis runs bock to the drawing-room, followed by Fairfax. Sarah, attracted by the pistol-shots, suddenly appears, throws her armi arouhdDe Bochemaure, confesses she loves him. Tho Marquis asks and obtains her hand. Such is Hons. Sardou’s - famous piece. It has not even the merit of being amusing, except oa an exhibition of .his gross ignorance and nis incs- - pocity to understand ns. The Germans hrd, t’other day, a masked procession in kfetz. It was designed to throw ridicule on the French. One of the figures was a jackass, whose head was bent over a map. Trench ignorance of geography was the meaning conveyed. 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