Newspaper of Chicago Daily Tribune, May 4, 1873, Page 9

Newspaper of Chicago Daily Tribune dated May 4, 1873 Page 9
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THE CHURCH. The New Edifice of Grace M. E. . Society to Be Dedicated J . To-Day. 'Facts About the Rebuilding of Dr. , Collyer’s Unity. - Programme of Services in tlie Churches To-Day.’ : Episcopal and Roman Catholic Calendar for tlie Week. •Tlio .vestry of the now Grace Methodist Church building, comer of North LaSalle-and White streets, will be dedicated to-day with appropriate ceremonies. The sermon this morning will, bo preached by Bishop Foster, of New York. At B o’clock this afternoon the Bev. Dr. Fowler will officiate,'and in the evening a Sunday-school Jubilee will be held! " . ’ This church was organized in 1847 • with thirty members. • Its first pastor was the Bov. F. Haney, who was followed, successively, by >Bevs. J. F. DeYoro, Zadock Hall, Boyd Lowe, J. ‘W. Agard, Sias Bowl y, Thomas Williams, S. G. Lathrop, Henry Whipple, J. O. Stoughton, O. H. Tiffany, A. J. Judkins, and the present incumbent, Bov. M. M. Parkhurat, who came to this charge from Boston in the autumn of 1870. Dp to tho time of the fire, tho society wor- ehiped at the comer of Chicago avenue and North LaSalle street, whore, at the time of'the fire, they had a building that cost SIOO,OOO. Tho membership at this time was 250, with a Sunday school of about one thousand scholars. The fire destroyed not only the building, but the residences and business houses' of every family in the church except one. With such a sweeping destruction, it might bo supposed that all efforts to rebuild would have been unavail ing, but such was not the case. On the follow ing Sunday after tho fixe, a religions service was held on the rains, the minister occupying a ’spring-wagon for a pulpit, and the congregation . opening the meeting with the well-known hymn: O, for a thousand tongues to sing My sweet Redeemer's praise. They then and there determined to rebuild, and in a short timo a temporary chapel was erected on the old lot, which was dedicated, as may be remembered, as the first now church after the fixe. Subsequently this lotrwaa sold to D. L. Moody, and the present lot, which fronts 103 feet on LaSalle and 211 feet on White street, was purchased for $25,000, on which the pres ent Grace Church edifice is erectecL The work began about a year ago, and has been prosecuted with vigor. The vestry is now completed; tho upper part will be finished during the season. •The vestry is claimed to bo tho most conven ient of Its kind in the country. It has a seating capacity of 1,200, and, as a Sunday-school room, contains rooms for the infant and Bible classes, etc., and has also a pastor's studio, church par lore, kitchen, and all the modem conveniences. It is finished throughout in solid black-walnut and buttemut, and is heated by steam. ' The upper room is 70x120 feet, and will be finished in walnut as the vestry, having a gal lery on all sides. It will be of Gothic architec ture, and will seat 1,500 persons. The entire expense, including lot and organ, will exceed SIOO,OOO. The congregation has been remarka bly harmonious and zealous in the groat work. Not only have they-kept together, but are near ly all back again on tho North Bide, - and the average attendance now is equal to that before', the fire. - Among the prominent members of this society, who*have had much to do in preparing tho ves try for its present readiness for dedication, and who are otherwise active, are A. B. Scranton, Wm. D. Smith, J. B. Hobbs, O. H. Horton, Wm. H. Bush, W. A, Elmendorf, and others. UNITY CHUBCH. The Unitarian body, which has just dosed a successful and harmonious Convention in this dty, has but four churches in Chicago, viz.: the Church of thq Messiah, comer of Michigan avenue and Twenty-fourth street; Unity Church, comer Dearborn and Whitney streets; the Third Church, comer of Monroe and T.nflm streets ; and the Fourth Church,comer of Indiana avenue and Thirtieth street.: The first preaching of tho denomination in the city was in 1839, by tho Bev. Dr. Hosmer, of Buffalo. The first church was organized with a dozen mem bers in 1842. Tho first pastor was the Rev. Bosh B. Shippen, now Secretary of the ; Ameri can Unitarian Association .The.Third. Church was organized in 1808, since which time, until recently, it has been supplied by its only, pastor, the Rev. Mr. Staples, who is now settled in Providence, B. I. Unity Church was organized in 1857 with thirty, •members, and soon after called the Boy,’Robert Collyer, in whose charge this flourishing society has been up to the present time, and is likely to be for a long while to come. Their first house of worship was located on the comer of Dear born street and Chicago avenue, where they re . -inained until 1867, when the corner-stone of the present building was laid. The edifice was ded icated in Juno, 1809. The coat, including lot, was $210,000. During the raging of the fire, ef forts were madwby the pastor and others for sev eral hours to save the magnificent structure, but no arm could save, and it, with all the homes of the congregation, was burned. The loss of. Dr. Collyor’s society, in private property, by the fire, is put down at $4,500,000. The first Sunday after the. fire religions ser vices were held on the ruins, and tho congrega- • tion resolved to keep together and rebuild. Word '■ came from the Unitarians East that $50,000 ’would he' forthcoming, and from the -same Church in England that, if Dr. Collyer was yet alive, they would greatly assist, which they did, having since given several hundred pounds to the pastor. and some £3,000 to the church. The rebuilding began a year ago last . and the lecture-room was ready and open ed on the sth of October, less than a year after the fire. During the interim the congregation worshiped in Murray Chapel, comer of Indiana avenue and Twenty-ninth street, and in the New England Congregational Churchy in Mr. Dow’s parlors, and in the Third Unitarian Church on the West Side, Tho lecture-room, though as capacious os before ‘ the fire, is not large enough for the congregation, most of. whom are bock again as residents of the North Bide, or .attendants at this church. Work Is being pushed forward on the. upper room as rapidly as possible, and it is expected that it will ' be ready to dedicate next Octooer. It will be differently arranged, somewhat, from tho old audience-room. The organ will be at the pulpit-end of tho building. The galleiy will extend on all sides, and on a uniform level! *The pulpit, as before, will bo in the east end, but 23 feet forward from Us'formcr position, and therefore more in the congregation. The pews will be solid black-wal nut. The gallery will be finished in walnut and Norway pine, and the roof with the same. The floor will ascend from tho pulpit back'to the en trance with a grade of two feet. Tho ceiling will : bo in sky-blue, and the walls in pale lilaol . Tho entrances and stairways are the same as in the old ‘edifice. Tho pastor’s* study is located In tho upper floor, with a rear en trance, ana is one of the neatest and most airy and cheerful clerical studios in tho city. It is already full of the choicest books, inany of which are rare and costly, and is graced by the presence of its regular occupant now, who says he will be absent no more during long win ters, bn lecture tours, —“No, never.” The re building of Unity, notwithstanding the old walls have been used, will cost, including the organ, SIOO,OOO. ASSOCIATIONS. The Presbyterial Ministerial. Association last week discussed at its meeting the question of “Term Service for the Eldership,” -on which there was a diversity of opinion respecting its constitutionality, but a very general agreement that the constitution should he so changed that choice could bo given to tho churches’ between a life and a term service in the office of Elder. “ Consolidation of the Boards ” of tho Church is the subject before tbo body to-morrow. The Methodist Ministerial Association listened to the pastors* reports of the various churches, and appointed a'committoo, consisting of Messrs. Dr. Bandy, Dr. Thomas and Arthur Edwards { to receive Bishop Harris on his arrival 'in the city, which is expected shortly. The subject of church music occupied the further attention of the' Association. * COMPULSORY EDUCATION. . / ‘ Hot. Arthur Mitchell contributes an able and Interesting article this week for the Interior, on the subject 'of Compulsory Education, in Which be says: • *' 1 All the public schools in the city, including the un finished buildings, will afford seats for only 23,581, while the total number of children between the ages or | uU 17 is not less than JO.OW, Oar private and public schools combined cannot seat over 45,000. leaving 25,000 children in this dty for whom we have made no provision whatever, < The number enrolled In cmr public schools, is, the '.number of those* occasionally in •attendance is already 1 per cent, in advance of accom- v modations.- Chicago should hare to-day additional school accommodations for 15,000 children, and she should then pass a law compelling the attendance at school of those thousands now growing up in ignor ance, and, through the greed or shiftlessness of their paroat«, fitting themselves for the Bridewell and the . scaffold. No good citizen will .complain of .whatever additional taxation is'necessary to put a common school education within the reach of every child in this city, nor of any law compelling parents to avail them selves of it in their children’s behalf. • . MISCELLANEOUS. ‘ The Y. M. O. A. of the city propose to deposit money with tho Postmaster, and nave all letters that are dropped in unpaid, prepaid and labelled, that tho Association did this, and "please return stamp,” all of which is certainly a very, good work, preventing any delay of letters, and there by commending itself to tho good graces' of all good people, which the Association deserves.. This is the day designated for tho annual col lection for tho Presbyterian. Board of Pnhlica-. tion. Daring tho last year over 150 colporteurs have been employed. , . • A now Presbyterian Church building, just completed at Maywood at a cost of $7,000, will be dedicated next Thursday, eveding. Owing to the fact that the now St. Paul’s Church will not be completed in time for tho meeting of the General Convention, the Univer salists have agreed to hold tho Convention at some other city. It was expected to convene in Chicago. Tho Bev. P. L. Chapell, pastor of the Baptist Church at Evanston, reports that his church proposes to erect a new edifice, and that $20,000 are already subscribed for this purpose. The Roy. J. W. Osborne, formerly rector of tho All Saints’ Church, Chicago, has noon called to the rectorship of the All Saint’s Parish in Calvert County, Md. It is understood that he will accept. This church'recently lost its par sonage by fire, but, though failing to receive any insurance on a policy in its possession, still con tinues the “ free-pew ” system, and m otherwise prospering. SERVICES TO-DAY. The Rev, Charles L.' Thompson preaches to-day at the Thirty-first Street Church. Tho evening subject is “living in tho Present.” —The Rev. Spencer L. Finney, of Princeton, N. J., will preach this morning and evening in the Jefferson Park Church. —The Bey. Abbott E. Kittredge will preach to-day at the Third Church. Tho evening subject is “The Christian's Strength.” —Prof. F. W. Fisk preaches this morning and even ing in the Chicago University. —The Rev. Dr, Patten, of the. Northwestern Theo logical Seminary, will preach this morning and even ing in tho Ninth Church. —The Rev. James Maclaughlan preaches this morn ing in tho First Scotch Church. The Rev. William Sage, lately of/Scotland, preaches in tho evening. —Tho Rev Arthur Swazey preaches this morning and evening in the Ashland Avenue Church. —prof. Swing preaches this morning at McVicker’s. f The Bov. Dr. Powers will preach to-day in St. John’s Church. TUa evening discourse is for the young. The subject is “ Joseph in the House of Potiphar.” —Bishop Whitehouse administers confirmation this morning at All Saints* Church. The Rev. Henry G. Perry preaches in the evening. —The Bev. H. O. Yinney will preach, as usual, at the Church of the Atonement. —The Bov. Charles E. Cheney preaches this morn ing and evening at Christ Church. —The Bev. £. Sullivan preaches this morning at Trinity Chnrch on “A Death-bed Repentance,” and in the evening on “ The Soul Past Fooling. Dr. Thomas will preach, this morning, at the First Church. In the evening, there will be a song service and praise meeting. —Tho Rev. R. D. Sheppard will preach, this morn ing and evening, at the Michigan Avenue Church. —The Rev. J. O. Feck will preach, this morning and evening, at Centenary Church. —The Rev, William F. Stewart will preach, this morning, in the Reuben Street Church. —The Bev. T. C. Clendennlng preaches, this after noon, on “Future Punishment," at the Grant Place Church. „ . _ , —The Rev. S. McChcsney preaches as usual at Trin ity Church. ■; _ . BAPTIST, The Rev. Florence McCarthy will preach to-day at the Union Park Church. Tho subject is “What I Know About the Baptists.” —The Bev. N. F. Bavlln win preach this morning at the Fifth Church. * —The Rev. W. W. Everts will preach this morning at the First Church. There will be a Gospel meeting la the evening. _Dr. Mitchell will preach this morning, and Dr. Everts foiaevening, In the Avenue Chapel. CONQBEOATIOHAL. Tho Rev. C. D. Helmer will preach this morning imfl evening at the Union Park Church. ’ . —The Rev. L, T. Chamberlain will preach this morn ing and evcnlng-in the Now Englaud.Churclf, —The Rot. E. P. Goodwin preaches this afternoon in the Second Baptist Church. UNITARIAN. Tho Roy. Goo, A Thayer, of Boa ton,' and Wm. H. Baldwin, President of the Boston Young Men’s Chris tian Union, will speak this evening at the Fourth Church. The subject is “ Lend a Helping Hand.” —William H. Baldwin will preach this morning at tho Church of the Messiah. • —The Bev. T. B. Forbush, of Cleveland, will preach in the Third Church, corner of Monroe and Lanin streets, morning and evening, T. : . UNITERS A LIST. : ’ Dr. Forrester will preach this morning and evening at tho Church of the Redeemer. —The Bev. J. W. Hanson will prcAch this morning in the Murray Chapel. There will bo a Sunday-school concert iu the evening. . ‘ . - - MISCELLANEOUS, ; . The Christadelphians meet for worship this morn ing in the hall at tho corner of Lake aud Desplainca .streets. Tho subject is “Eternal Torments a Cler ical Fiction,'not Found in the Bible,” —Knowles Shaw will preach this morning In tho Christian Church on “ Sanctification,” and in tho evening on “ The Churoh,-and its Preparatives.” In the afternopn, Mr. Shaw will preach at Crow’s Hall, —Tho Bev. F- Richards preaches this morning at the English Evangelical Lutheran Church. . . - —Elder Dr. B. and Mrs. M. S. Mansfield will preach this morning and evening In Mission Hall, No. 619 Lake street. The morning subject is “Fear, not, for lam with Thee,” and the evening one “Time of Reward.” ... —Dr, Barbour preaches this morning and evening to the Adventists in Aiken's Theatre. Tho subject is 44 Evidences that tho Day of the Lord is at Hand.” —The Christians meet in Bremncr Hall, No. 344 Carpenter street, this afternoon. —Frank Burr preaches this morning in Advent Christian Chapel on “ The Second Death,” i and this evening on “The Life to Come.” —The Bev. A X. Shoemaker preaches this morning at tho Church of God on “ Bruised Beed,” ahd this evening on 41 The Mistakes of.Lifo.” —The Friends* meeting will be held this morning in the prayer-meeting room, Methodist Church Block. —The Bev. James Harrison will preach this morning and evening at tho Church of the Pilgrims. . —The Bev. O. D. Noble will preach this afternoon in Plymouth Church to the Swedenborglan congregation, bn “ Study in Religion.” ■ .. .. . —Warren Chase, of St. Louis, wfil speak to the First Society of Spiritualists this morning and evening at No. 99 Randolph street. . The Bev. N. D. Gullck will preach this morning and evening at the American Reformed Church, CALENDAR FOR THE WEEK. EPISCOPAL, '" ~ * May 4—Third Sunday after Easter. 1 , - BOaiAlf CATHOLIC, Sunday after Easter; Patronage of SL Joseph. ’ May S—SL PinsT., P. O. May 6—SL John before the Latin Gate. * Jfay 7—SL Stanislaus, B. M. / • May B—Apparition of SL Michael, Archangel. May 9—SL Gregory Yazianzou, B. O. D, May 10—SL Auboninus, B. C.; SS. Gordian and Epimachoa, MM. . ELSEWHERE. .Mr. Spurgeon’s church in London now numbers members. A Buffalo clergyman lately delivered a sermon in easy words of one syllable. The Presbyterians will soon commence the erection of a now church edifice in Salt Lake City., - On the western coast of Africa are found over 100 organized churches, and some 15,000 converts. A Eoman Catholic Cathedral is to be erected at Hart ford, Conn., at a cost of $500,000. The colored Methodists of Washington are building one of tho finest churches In that city at a cost of 190,000. —Tho latest religious notion in London Is tho form ing of a “ Christian Evidence p society, for the pur* pose of meeting doubts among tho educated classes.' The Bev. J. D. Fulton, of Boston, is about to resign as pastor of the Tremont Temple Baptist Church, and go to the Hanson Place Church, in Brooklyn. Over 100,000 conversions have been reported in the religious pipers of the. country within the last four months. Tho Bev. William Brice, of Baltimore, accepts the Professorship to which he has boon elected, in the United Presbyterian Theological Seminary at Xenia. Ohio. A Boston paper styles the Ber. B. DeWltt Talmage a clerical clown and a rhetorical mountebank, who play* low comedy in the pulpit end calls it preaching. The Aurora Congregational Association recently de clined to license os a preacher Air. M. B. Peck because he is a rreemason and refused to withdraw from that fraternity. ' The five hundredth anniversary of the birth of John Hues will occur on the 6th of July. A proposition has been started among tho Moravians to honor it with suitable ceremonies of celebration. Ber. Winslow W. Sonver, former rector of Christ’s Church, at Lonsdale, Ehode Island, has renounced the Episcopal Church and a salary of $3,000 to become a •Methodist itinerant preacher; • Speaking of Mrs. Hooker’s avowal of Universalis belief, the Christian Era says; “ With Ward’s theoltv gy, Mrs, Stowe’s Eplscopalianiem, Edward’s pre-ex istence theory, and Mrs. Hooker’s. Universahsm, the . bone* of old Lyman Beecher must rattle in their cof fin.” . Deacon Henry C. Hall, of the Tabernacle Church, Hew York, is dead. It was through his agency, main ly, that' attention' was aroused*in this country to the religious condition of Spain, and that vigorous efforts have lately been put forth to extend vital Christianity In that country. At a Ministerial Association in Dayton, Ohio, It wu THE CHICAGO DAILY TRIBUTE; SUNDAY, MAY 4, 18ft. recently stated that while the avenge attendance on Sunday at the Protestant churches In that oily was 7,500, there were 9,600 visits to. the drinking saloons; and that while $75,000 were annually given to'sustain the churches, including benevolent : funds, $175,000 - were spent for liquor, exclusive of what was expended ixtonpporting paupers and prosecuting criminals. The New Tdrk East Conference of Methodists, at their recent meeting in Harlem, admitted a large class of the brethren into “full connection.” One of the . disciplinary questions asked of the class was : “ Will you endeavor not to speak too long or too loud ?” The Baptists of Baltimore have a woman* by the name of Mary Bodge, who is devoting her time and means to church extension. Recently ground was broken for a.newßaptist church, and Sister Dodge laid the first brick. She designs to see the .capstone put on with rejoicing, whether others assist her or not in its erection. The Committee of Old Catholics in Eoulgsbcrg baa issued & circular to tho Old Catholics in regard to tho election of a Bishop or Bishops, die principal points made aro that the Bishop to bo elected should be only a missionary Bishop, or one to perform sneb churchly services as the Vatican Bishops refuse and priests can not perform. . . At the late anniversary of Spiritualism in Philadel phia, it was stated as an item of their faith, that per sons in tho spirit-world have organized bands, associa tions. and assemblies, for tho construction of the whole social fabric on this planet. That present church or ganizations and political institutions are to pass away, and a now and improved order of things la soon to be brought in. Theusual method of admitting members to church fellowship has been so far modified by the Congrega tional Society at Salisbury, England, as to put upon the candidates themselves tho responsibility of deciding on the character of their religious-feelings, after the pastor has expounded to them the true nature of per sonal Christianity. The conflict between the Pope and the civil Govern ment still-goes on in Switzerland and in Basle, Geneva, and even in the Catholic Canton of Tessin. Tho civil power refuses to acsnowlcdge the supremacy of the Pope in tho appointment of Church officials. Tho Geneva Council has withheld throe months’, salary from all of the Roman Catholic clergy who have read without permission from the State tho Pope’s nomina tion of Mermillod aa Bishop of Geneva. EARLY DAYS OF THACKERAY. From the Nation. Admirors of Thackeray may be referred to the last* Ed inburgh Heview for a welcome notice of a writer who, for a favorite, is personally not well 'known to his readers—rimless, indeed, consider ing him as revealed in bis own pages, wo aro to call him a writer whose mind and heart ore sin gularly well known. But tho reviewer is able to tell some things about the per sonal history of his subject of which most of ns have been ignorant, and 'about which there has been less information than misinformation. It baa, for instance, been a current and commonly accepted story that Thackeray, becoming heir to a fortune, dissi pated it by extravagant expenditure, and that his sketches of swindlers, sharpers, gamesters, and other disreputable characters, we owe to his personal knowledge of such people, and his experience as their victim and their enforced associate. It would appear, however, that there has been much popular ignorance in regard to this assumed crop of wild bats, and that it has very little more foundation than the fact that ho was undeniably careless and desultory in his life and studies while at tho University, which ho left without having taken his degree. “ His fortune and position in society,” says tho re viewer, “scamto permit him to indulge his tastes and live as a gentleman at large. . . . It must be confessed that, at Cambridge, Thacke ray gave no signs of distinguished ability. He was chiefly known for his inexhaustible drollery, his love of reparteo, and for his humorous com mand of the pencil.” But tho fortune which in a manner justified the carelessness of his con duct he lost, not because he squandered it in .riotous living, but, as we are now told, because a few months after attaining his maj orifcy ho con tracted a “sleepingpartnership” which placed his property in the hands of a man who turned out to bo insolvent. Plenty of imprudence be no doubt showed in this transaction; but so farfrom wasting his substance amid the vice and folly which his writings depict in so lively a manner, he lost his fortune before he had time to enjoy it in any way. Ho was bom in Calcutta, in 1811, his father being Richmond Thackeray, a gentle man in the civil service of the Fast India Com pany. Richmond Thackeray was the son of 'Will iam Makepeace Thackeray, also at one time a civil servant, and afterwards a Member of, Council; who sat at the board with Warren. Hastings. Thackeray’s great-grandfather is here said to have .been at one time Master of Harrow and afterwards an Archdeacon. This statement of the novelist’s descent, if correct, will necessitate alterations in most ot the books of reference. Allibone, for instance, makes the grandfather to have been a Richard Thackeray, Rector of Hod ley, Middlesex. As the reviewer is expressly engaged in correcting what ho styles tho errone ous accounts of Thackeray’s birth and ancestry, wo may with probability regard his own account as correct. In 1818, his father having died at tno early . ego of SO, the boy was sent home to be put at school, and the vessel aboard which were he and his ser vant touched at Saint Helena, where Thacke ray saw. Napoleon, whom ho looked at with much interest, the colored gentleman haring informed bis charge that tho ex-Emperor ate throe sheep every day, and aa many.children as he couldgot. “ Tho joke figured years after wards in one of Thackeray’s sketches,” as in ■ deed did a countless number of other incidents that occurred to him, his novels being at once so full of faithful observation and so sub jective, In 1828 ho went to Cambridge, where *ho had for contemporaries Tennyson, Monck ton. Milnea, Carlyle’s John Sterling f the Bullor who figures in the “Nootea Ambrosian®,” if wo are not mistaken, and others more* or. loss known to fame, himself perhaps destined to the longest immortality of them all. Weimar —his “Pumpernickel”—came next, and those visits to Bans, where his mother, a second time married and now Mrs.' Carmichael Smyth, was residing, which in a manner made him free to that city, and of which ho has made such pleas ant records gustatory and other. At about this time ho lost his fortune, and found' himself without means and without a profession, and, to odd to his difficulties, not without a leaning towards a profession winch he was' to try, ana from which he was to recede of necessity. Ho was called to tho bar. indeed, but paint ing was bis chosen pursuit. turned out, literature was to bo his occupation, and for this bo had tho admirable training—perhaps not so admirable nowadays—of a seven-years’ apprenticeship to tho press, and to that part of the press which made tho most exacting require ments in tho matter of literary skill. But we are giving too much of tile article, which should itself be read. Wo may bo permitted to express a hope that a suggestion which it makes may bo complied with, . and that the great writer’s “ accomplished daughter, who has shown by her writings that homo at least of his gifts nave descended to her by in heritance, Bhould undertake a task no oho else can fulfill with so natural and delicate a feeling of her father’s'genius,” and should write his. biography. That would indeed be a work of a thousand. . A Secret Benefactor* Soma one In London has for several years been doing good by atoalth on a scale of extraor dinary magnitude. The modus oporandi has been for an elderly man, presumably not the donor, to enter a bank and ask for the subscrip tion book of a charitable society. It is pre sented to him. He writes down F. Q. W., or whatever the initials may be, bands a banknote for a huge amount across the counter, and takes his departure. An idea is now prevalent that this splendid benefactor is one of the heirs of a Mr. Thornton, who died about seven years since, leaving some 915,000.000. A year ago a notice appeared in the Builder newspaper, to the effect that a gentleman was ready and willing to give benefactions exceeding those of the late Mr Peabody, could ho hit upon some perfectly satisfactory plan for the so doing; but he was conscious that to give charity in a manner which should really do good was most difficult. He asked for suggestions. Pending a satisfac tory hint, it may be presumed that he spends his superfluous income as described. Three weeks ago $50,000 were thus bestowed in great, sums by donors giving three initials. No doubt they came from the same person. Was charity, which will not let the left hand know what the right does, ever done before on so grand a.scala ? ■ Death from Self-Vaccination* Persons who prefer to run tho risk of perform ing surgical operations upon themselves rather than incur the expense of employing a doctor, should take warning from the fate of a young man named Herron, who recently died near Ham burg, lowa, from the effects of a bungling at tempt to vaccinate himself. Ho had procured some virus from- the arm of his sister, who had been vaccinated by a regular physician several days previously, and placed it in ugly gaah made in his own arm for its reception. To pre vent tho matter from getting out he took a piece of damp newspaper and bound it upon the wound. In a few days afterward the ana began to get stiff and exceedingly painful; but the symptoms were hot those of cow-pox. • A. doctor having been finally sent for, made an examination. of the Wound,- and found that mortification-had set in. Amputation of the limb was subsequently performed. Tho shock, however, proved too great for tho strength of the young man, and death occurred shortly afterward* REVIEW OF AHUSEMENTS. THE DRAMA. The past week in Chicago has been the dullest of‘the amusement'’season. What with bad weath er and a uniformly moderate quality" of attrac tions at all the theatres, the attendance has been very light'aa a rule. With a single exception,— that of John Dillon’s benefit at Hobley’s on Fri day night,—there has not been a crowded,house during the week. The satiety 'resulting from things past, and the expectancyfrom things to come, together with the fact that it was moving week for all mankind, has kept people at homo. This week, however, wo are to’ have the other extreme ' in respect - of attractions," and of patronage also, it may bo presumed. At each and every one* of - the ' thea tres entertainments of extraordinary interest are announced, and if amusement-seekers hope to see everything of interest this week, they will, in some cases, be compelled to resort to the practice of actors, and “ appear in two pieces.’’ At least twenty different programmes arc to bo given, embracing nearly every known species of legitimate attraction, and all, as we have stud, of uncommon interest, 4 It is a noteworthy fact that two entirely new plays are to be produced for the first time on 'any stage, so that the contest between the dramatic and musical rivals prom ises to be quite spirited; At HOOLEI’S OPERA HOUSE a new play, entitled “Risks,” by the popular and successful autli#f* Bartley Campbell, is to bo presented, involving the first appearance of 'Miss Mollie Maeder, Miss Alice Sherwood, and Mr. John Gaston. Mr. Hboloy seems bent upon securing for his company all the good actors who can be induced to accept engagements. His- organization is now some*, thing quito unprecedented in Chicago in point of numerical strength, and ho is enabled to do what is rarely within the resources of any theatre—present different pieces with entirely different costs of characters, so that by the time , the public has grown familiar with one sot, another takes its place. The change la so great as to amount almost to a succession of “ stars,” for certainly not a few members of Mr. Hooley’s company are far more deserving of that rank than ore many of the trashy performers who call themselves stars.” The latest of Mr. Campbell’s productions has been written ex pressly for this theatre; and, being brought out under his immediate supervision, it will, 4 of course, bo put upon tho stage with all the ele gance and care for which Hoolcy’e has become famous. As a matter of interest, wo append a brief outline of tho story of “ Risks The plot of the. play Is quite Robertsonian In its simplicity. It bingos on the clandestine marriage of Paul Varney, an aristocratic young swell, to Bella Kevton, a poor former's daughter.. Paul is dependent on the purse of his Aunt Mabel, whom he fears to offend, lest she, in a fit of pique, should disinherit him. His passion for Bella, whom he met while she was at boarding-school, makes him forget both caste and prudence, and a secret union is arranged. This takes place in the country, where Varney, in company with a number of friends, is spending the summer. Shortly - after his marriage Paul starts for the city to break the nows to his aunt, and if possible secure her forgive-, ness ; but before doing bo receives a tetter from his little niece, in which she calls herself his “ little wife.” This epistle he tears up for the purpose of lighting bis cigar, and carelessly casts tho unbumed portion on the floor at tho feet of his wife. • After his departure she finds the paper, opens it, and reads those words, “I am Just dying to see you. Your little wife, Hester.” Believing now that she baa been deceived and that the marriage was made a secret one only for the pur pose of her ruin, she resolves to leave her home for ever. Thereupon she indites a letter to her grand father and blind mother, telling them of her shame, and Is about to quit tho house when the entrance of her grandfather forces her to find refuge. The scene of : tho next act is on Washington Heights, where Paul Varney is entertaining a party of friends at his aunt’s villa. After a great deal of innocent love-making, Bella enters, accompanied by an old friend, whom she chanced to meet in the city, named Luke Loving , and in the grounds encounters Setter Kendall, who, by the way, has a design upon PauTt heart, and who, on discovering Bella** secret, informs her that she is the author of the letter, and that oho is PauVt wife. Almost frantic with grief and despair, Bella rushes ', off, and in a subsequent act attempts self-destruction , by leaping into tho East River. From this she is ' rescued by Luke, and this closes the fourth act, with a beautiful panoramic view of Now York by. gas-light. In the last act, Bella Is induced to return to her home, .and there meets Paul, who in turn believes she has de serted him for Loring. A stormy scene follows, and then comes on 'explanation and a happy finab> Through the warp and woof of all this runs a vein ot comedy, supplied by Mr. Dillon, who, in the character I of a life-insurance agent, insists on taking a risk bn everybody, while light and shade is given to the wholo by the loro affair between Mayberry and Katie Carter , Tbo assignment of characters in the play ia os follows: Paul Varnoy, Pembertou Pembroke, Farmer Duglyn Luke Loring.... Dick Prigg...... Frank Mayberry,

Dexter, Stanton, John. Post-boy Bella Newton.. Dorothy Doran, Katie Carter...., Hester Kendall,.... Burtba Newton Annt Mabel Varney. Little Heater Varney. A correspondent, who signs himself “One of her many admirers,” desires to suggest, through these columns; that Mr. Hooloy “ giro tho beau tiful and accomplished actress, Miss Phillis Glover, a complimentary benefit.” .Ho is sure it “ would be a groat success.” Undoubtedly. ACADEMY OP MUSIC, The regular dramatic season at tho Academy of Music closes thin week by tho production of a now comedy, called “ The Odd adap tation of one of the merriest and Prenchieetof comedies, “La Beveillon,” by the celebrated authors, Halevy and Meilhae. The “Odd Trick ” version is by Mr. J. H. Connelly, form erly well known in connection with the press of Chicago, but more recently 'of New York and Boston, where be has met with success as a con structor of plays, among them “Clairvoyance,” “Fast Family,” “Love in Paris,” “Fanny Lear,” etc. In “Odd Trick” it is said that the adapter has been remarkably suc cessful in preserving the spirit an expression of the racy original, the thoroughly French fun of which has been reproduced without excision. From the judgment of those who have scon tho MSS.we are led to expect something wonder fully humorous and noat. The argument of “ Odd Trick ” is, briefly; this : Gallinipper, a retired merchant, having defied the revenue laws-and mortally insulted the Collector, is sentenced to .eight days in the county jail. He Is allowed ,a' brief parole, during which to-’ visit hia family. Ho meets an old friend named Parker, . who Invites him to attend an entertainment to be given by Zermantoff,' a Russian Prince whereat several ladies of the grand ballet are to be -present, Gallinipper accepts, preferring dinner to dungeon, but allows Fanny, his wife, to suppose that be has gone to prison. After bis departure she receives, by appointment, a visit at her bouse from Alfred, her former betrothed, who, having perfected his musical education in Russia, returns as leader of the Prince’s orchestra. Their Interview is broken In upon by Ter~ t cxlliger, the newly-elected Warden of the jail, ' who comes to conduct Gallinipper thither. He has never seen (?., and finding .Alfred In tho company of Mrs. 0., supposes him to be the man, and marches him off to prison. The second act finds Gallinipper, Termlli~' ger, Parker , and the ladies of the ballet partaking of the Prince's hospitality. The prisoner and Jailor, who have been introduced to each other under assumed names, pass the evening together, and the whole party having become slightly uproarious, the act closes with a can-can quadrille by all bands. The next day Gallinipper . goes to the jail to give himself up, but is regarded as an imposter, and roughly turned out by a turnkey, whose Inebriated violence is checked by the arrival of - Tervilliger . Alf red has sent for a lawyer to help him out, and, having effected a change of clothing with the legal ad viser, OaUipipper questions Alfred os to the circum stances attending his incarceration, and, of course, learns of his clandestine visit to his wife. His sus picions cf her fidelity are sot at rest by Parker , who pretends the whole affair to have been a practical Joke. Gallinipper accepts this theory, and good-naturedly sets the whole thing down as a very “odd trick.** ’ Desiring to present the comedy in the ntoet effective manner, Manager Gardiner has engaged for the occasion Mr. John K. Mortimer, an ex cellent actor, who is well and favorably remem bered in Chicago. The cast of “Odd Trick” is appended: P.Q. Gallinipper....; Mr. Parker Terwilliger Alfred BUiock Prince Zermantoff. Benjamin Joan... Fanny............. Lizzy..... Mile Metiella....;, Mile T0t0.... Adcle.... ’.’* r ******* *’ V.V.Misa Marion Doming MadameDe St. DizzardlT... w .....Mi58 LottaFnvwley Various of our leading citizens have united In tendering to Mr. Gardiner a grand complimen tary benefit. We understand that next Saturday night‘has been* set apart for tho occamop. In .view.of .the great popularity of the beneficiary as a manager and a gentleman, it must-prove to be an immensely successful affair. THS KZW ACADE3IT. Four different plans for the reconstruction of 'the Academy of Music hays been submitted by different architects. The plans drawn by Mr. Wallace Homo have been accepted by Hr. Gar diner. Among the alterations and improvements will be the erection of another tier, the widening of the prosconinm and stage, and the abolish ment of. the sample-room-at the right of. the main entrance, thereby giving extra and inde-. pendent exits from the galleries. Iron chairs are to bo placed in the orchestra and balcony cir cles, while largo arm chairs, similar in shape.and stylo to those in Crosby’s Opera-House before the fire, will be used in the orchestra or parqnette. Something unparalleled is to be done in the way of generaldecoration and ornamentation.. The total cost of the improvements will reach §35,- 000. Hr. Gardiner prefers not to go into details at present, as ho wishes to surprise the public when the theatre shall be finished and ready for re-opening. . MVEP.S’ OPERA HOUSE, . having been abandoned by the minstrels for their provincial tour, is to be occupied by tbe Kitty Blanchard Burlesque Combination, headed by Hiss Kitty Blanchard, and including Hies Gnssie Raymond, Hiss Kate Archer, Hiss Katy Wilson, Hiss Ada Gilman, Hiss Carrie HcUenry, Hessrs.Harble, Langdon, Little, Wade, HcKee, Klein, and others. Tbe house will remain closed to-morrow night in order to admit of necessary preparations for the production, on Tuesday evening, of the “ spectacular, burlesque, Shak spearean extravaganza ” entitled “ Bad Dickey,” a travesty of “Bichard III.” It is to bo pro duced with entirely new scenery, and an elabo rate musical programme is announced. The or chestra will, bo under tbe leadership of Hr. George Loesch, and will be excellent, of epurse. "NlXOn’S AMPHITHEATRE is to bo occupied this week by ono of the most extraordinary performers of. legerdemain in ex istence—Prof. Yanek, who comes with indorse ments and recommendations such as could only be obtained by an artist of Tost renown. For several years past ho has traveled in Asia, and has achieved his present distinction by his great success in the land of jugglers. Ho holds, by appointment of the Sultan of Turkey, the mat saver medal for art and science, besides a Targe collection of rare and unique testimonials from a score or so of Oriental potentates.. His repertoire is entirely new, and hia programme consists of . feats exclusively practiced by himself. The entertainment begins with brilliant representations of electrical and optical ecienco, pronounced to be novel and beautiful beyond description. Then follows tho great masterpiece of the wizard’s art, u Decapi tation/* said to bo the greatest sensation of the day. The manner of the operation as performed by Yanek alone, is thus described: A gentleman consents to have his head taken off,— the Professor agrees to do It. Certain preliminary pre cautions ore token, and due applications mode neces sary to ensure a successful operation, when, all being completed, tho head of the patient is taken off with a fcword; it is then placed in such a position, and handed around for inspection, so as to be seen by the audience; when afterwards, at the expiration of seven minutes, the head Is replaced on the body, the neces sary remedies used, and life restored. Part third is made up of what is called the “ Optical Gyclorama,” a series of beautiful views collected by Yanek in his travels around the world. A change of programme is announced for each night. Tho bare announcement of tho fact that Adam Foropangh’a great show is to visit Chicago is sufficient to create aflutter of pleasant anticipa tion, for the very name of Forepaughis a gnar tce of something extraordinary. To a greater extent, perhaps, than any other man in tho show business, Adam Foropaugh has achieved the reputation of exhibiting aU that he advertises, and his fair dealing with his patrons is one of tho chief elements of his success. This year bo is out in stronger force than ever before, with his great aggregation of museum, menagerie, and circus'. He spreads In flve monster touts 218,558 square feet of canvas,’Sufficient to cover twenty ordinary traveling shows. His collection of ani mals has been largely augmented during the past year, and be now claims to have the great est show in existence. Tho establishment will reach Chicago on the 12th Inst., showing for four days at the comer of Madison and Elizabeth streets, and for two days, on the 16th and 17th. at the comer of State and Twenty-second streets. Mr. John Brougham is confined to his bed by an attack of rheumatic gout. Hose Evtingo, the info of George H. Butler, ex-Conaul to Egypt, is to resume the stage. Miss Amy Sedgewick has announced the inten tion of retiring from the stage; Mies Carlotta Loclorcq has reappeared at the Boston Globe Theatre, reappearing as Galatea. Ah exchange ■wisely observes that a theatrical manager is known by the company be keeps. Harry Beckett, now traveling with the Lydia Thompson troupe,-is to be the low comedian of Wallack’s Theatre next season. Prof. Be Honne, a one-legged soldier, recently fell while performing upon a tight-rope, and was severely injured. Mr: Daly has-a new play In preparation, at tho Fifth Avcnuo Theatre, called “Magdalen.*- Its origin is not stated. - .John W.Blolftdcn .Russell fck'gga ....W.B. Arnold. .James W. Norris J. S. Gaston Thpre were three thousand four hundred peo ple in the Now York Grand Opera Hous on the night of Fechter’s first appearance in “Monte Christo.” ,H. A. Webber .Walter Kelly .Me* Waite Mr. Swissbolm ...Miss Eliza O’Connor .Miss Josie Batchelder It is reported that LordLytton has left behind a play, as well as a novel. The drama is in fire acts, odd is entitled “The Captive,” ..Miss MoQlo Macdcr .Mies Alice Sherwood .Mrs. Clara F. Maeder ....Mrs. Hattie Roche .Missßollie Hamiltqp. Mr. and Mrs. Barney Williams have filled en gagements at Birmingham andatDubiin, follow ing their engagement at Liverpool. The 23d was commemorated in Philadelphia by the production of “ A Winter’s Tale,” at the Wal nut, with Madam Janauschek as JJermione . * Probably the most recent Americanism is that constructed by an Illinois paper,* which says that Edwin Booth will “ tragedlato ” in a certain town. Charlotte Cushman has built herself a now house at Newport, B. 1., whore, she and her friond, Mies Emily Stcbhins, tho sculptress, will rest during the summer. . , - A Philadelphia critic says a smart thing about Buffalo Bill and his Texan friond. Ho* remarks that, hating no Sioux to scalp now, they are amusing themselves by scalping tho muse of tragedy. Somebody remarks that Benjamin Franklin won distinction as the original Poor Pickard, though ho could not have been by any means so poor a JRichoj’d as McKean Buchanan used to be. . There is a great rivalry between Dan Bice and Ole Bull for the championship,|and SI,OOO a side, as farewellists. Colfax will challenge the victor. M. Sonvin, a theatrical writer in the Paris Prase, has just had to insert an apology for an insinuation made by him that Mile. Sarah Bern hardt, of the Theatre Francois, was a Prussian by birth. ♦ Mr. H. L. Bateman is to # come to New York next season, at tho head of a dramatic company, and will present three of tho plays of Mr. Wills —“Charles the First,” “Medea in Corinth,” and “Eugene Aram.”. Morlacchi has left the Buffalo Bill party,' and is now dancing in “Humpty Dumpty,” at the Olympic. Now York. Tho Herald says she is the only truly groat, dausouse who has appeared since tho days of Fanny Ellslor. Sardou is trying to have tho.veto on “Undo Sam” withdrawn. He argues that, as the Amor, icons themselves applauded the play, none of their countrymen resident in Franco could take offense at it. Paris talks of a theatfo to hold 20,000 people and realize 80,000 francs at each representation, an income winch would allow the engagement of “stars” for the whole company, even to the “supes.” Miss NeDaon’a readings in St. Louis were im mensely successful. One of the critics says that she “is as effective and great as a reader as she is an actress, and affords & better study,, as the glamour of the stage is absent, and the method Is, as it were, laid bare.” Among his attractions this season, Bafnmn is to have a woman, who, standing upon a high stool, holds the end of a stout stick between her teeth, while a gymnast (the lady’s husband) per forms various gymnastic feats upon the;other end of the sties. . - . The London Observer , speaking of a popular actress, says: “She has gone to America, the lucky country that steals all our favorites.” To this the Detroit Tribune rejoins: “To think that we' should pay four dollars a ticket to see those folks, and then bo accused of steal ing.” ,J. K. Mortimer J, F. Dean ~J. B. Everhom ..John, Webster .TV. T. Johnson '....John McDonald O. I*. Graves '... .Frank Hartwell . .Mist Flora Newton ....Miss NcDy Drury . .MUa Ea tail etcher Miss Drury Praulein Clara Zeigler, the celebrated German tragedienne, has been offered an engagement of 100 performances, beginning next September, in the United States, by Impresario Uhlman. M?«a Ziegler having a life engagement with the Royal Theatre in Munich, is trying now to get the royal permit of leave of absence. Mr. Leopold Lewis, who mado the version of Erckmaun-Chatrism’s “Bells” that was played at the London Lyceum, with Mr. Irving as ITo ftfoa, has dramatized Sue’s “Wandering Jew” and it was produced at the Adelpni Theatre, London, on April 12. The Orchestra laments that through tho play opens with a scene in the Arctic regions, the rOREPAUQH’S GREAT SHOW. GENERAL GOSSIP. spectacle of the legendary Hebrew crossing from Eamschatka into Alaska by means of ahun bow spanning Behring’s Straits is not portrayed on the stage. The little boy saved from the. wreck of the Atlantic was not saved for nothing. Glory waits him. Also money. Together with a giraffe, a fat woman, elephants, and other curiosities, be is offered the proud privilege of traveling with Mr. Bamum. It is delightfully gratify..ig to know that the terms proposed by Mr. B. in clude $20,000. and the right to sell his photo graph. ‘ Moncnre D. Conway tells this story in one-of his London letters to the Cincinnati Commer cial : “ Let me conclude my letter with, the fol lowing little conversation which I overheard at tho Adelpbia Theatre & few evenings ago. Tho play was * Jack Cado.* First stranger, remark ing upon one of tho earlier thefts of the :herq, says, * He’a a fair candidate for Newgate.’ Sec ond stranger says, *lf he wont to America he’d bo a fair candidate for Congress.’ Fact.” How Miss Jane Ccoxhbs must have improved since her last appearance in Chicago to have de served the following from the Cincinnati En quirer, respecting her performance of the part of Juliet: . “ Tho general expectation was more than fulfilled. In the balcony scene, tho nurse scene, and, in fact, in all the earlier scones of the play, the rich .musical reading of Miss Coombs reached not only every car, hut every heart in tho immense audience. But it was when the stronger passages of the tragedy wore on that Miss Coombs rose peer of the actresses whose names have become traditional among play-goers—Siddons, Kemble, Cushman.” During the production of the “ Passion Play ” in Madrid, the only actor who'got a really hearty round of applause was Fontius Eilale, after a vigorous denunciation of T ‘ tho bloodthirsty bigotry of the Jews, which he bad'strenuously struggled to resist; and He got it partly because, just as he had delivered his outburst very ef fectively, the curtain fell, finishing the scene, and partly because Mary Magdalene, in inter ceding with him for ChrisCs me, had just pro nounced him a Spaniard. “0, thou who wert horn in Spain, that flowery soil of the pure and radiant sun I thou who os thou art valiant art good, art gentle, since thou waat bom a Span iard, worthy, noble, and strong,” Ac. As Piials was tho only Spaniard in the play, it was natural enough that a Spanish audience should reward his Pro-Christian conduct by an exceptional round of applause Kate Field, after having seen “ The Scouts of the Prairie,” wrote thus to tho New YorkTnb une: “ To behold Nature in all its naked sim plicity upon the stage is evidently the mission of realism, and as Ned Runtime has begun with the Prairie there is no reason why some other aspir ing Preraphaellte should not dramatize the Credit Mobilier scandal or tho Custom-Hooso frauds, securing as actors the original heroes, who would make quite as much money as at the private performance. Mr. Colfax would make more, and could then retire on a handsome com petency. Tho number of reputations killed would, compensate for the absence of Pawnee Indians ana war-dances, and when it camo to temperance lectures and rhapsodies on * God’s beverage,’ Ned Btmtlino would find a dangerous rival in tho ex-Vice-Preaidanfc, whof after the aboriginal manner of tho Sandwich Islanders, could wear a smile. Here is a wide field for the American drama. ‘Who will embrace it ? ” A version, in three acts, of Shakspeaxe’s Much Ado About Nothing;” has been produced at the Holbom Theatre, in London, and has af forded Mr. Creswick an opportunity of doubling. tho part of Benedick with that of Dogberry. Tho Bra remarks : “ Of the two characters assumed by Mr. Creswick— Benedick aud Dogberry —wo must express a decided preference for the first named, although only the hypercritical could dis cover a fault in the second. But, as Benedidc, Mr. Creswick seemed to hold his audienco spell bound, and heads were bent forward and nocks were out-stretchcd, and ears were more than at tentive, in order that not a sentence nor a word of the witty dialogue so significantly uttered might no lost. In the role of Dogberry , Mr. Crea wick’s efforts were productive of much merri ment, the scone in wuichtbegarrulousoldwatch man expresses his anxiety to bo written down as an ass affording unbounded delight to all whose good fortune it was to be present.” Gould, the author of “ The Tragedian ” —an Interesting and clever memorial**©! the Elder Booth—says that, in BamleVa soliloquy on suicide, the great actor used to read, “with a bare bodkin who would fardels bear.”. The change of text was bad, but it was understood to be justified by reference to-the fact that bodkin,” in some parts of England, denotes a padded yoke, fitted to the nape of the neck, and used ‘for bearing, burdens. Tho tendency to tortnre Shakspcare’s words, .so as to got strange, subtle, far-fetched meanings out-of them, is nothing less than a nuisance. .The following note from Mr. 'Edwin Booth appears in a Bay ton, Ohio, paper—referring to this “bodkin” point: Daxtos, Ohio, April 23,1873. Dear Sir: My fother did not always render the passage as Mr. Gould gives it in the book you referred to. It was one of his “ conceits.” There la no doubt: however, of the correctness of his statement in regard to the pzJded bodkin used as the milkman’s yoke. I’ve heard myfather frequently describe It as being carried by porters, &c., in some parts of England dining, his boyhood. I refer to the bodldn merely as a small dag ger. Truly yours, Edwin Booth. Hhore are some singular paragraphs from tho will of the late Walter Montgomery,,tho actor: “ I give and bequeath to John Forsyth.the sap phire ring, and one ruby, and one diamond ring, given to mo on board tho Galatea by his Royal Highness tho Poke of Edinburgh.” '“I give and bequeath to his Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh the watch-chain manufac tured for me by Mr. Crisp, jeweler, Melbourne, tho same which Lhave already offered to his Royal Highness at Sydney, in the Colony ,of New-South Wales, but which he declared he would not deprive me of.” . . . “With respect to certain sums of money, owing to mo by some of my friends whom I have at times obliged,. I wish tho said John Forsyth* and William Brake to insert advertisements in the ■.Times newspaper for about a week, reminding them politely of my desire and request for (if -convenient) payment of the same. It may do that some few friends of mine m&y’desire some little memorial of me. If so, let them give the market price of the valnables, and the proceeds •may be added to and form part of my personal estate.” MUSIC. The prominent event in local musical affairs this week will be the opera season of tho Jar rett-Maretzek (or vice versa) troupe. The two impresarios hove settled all their grievances, ‘and peace and quietness reign behind the scenes. The season opens with “Faust” to-morrow even ing. to bo followed by “Martha” for Kellogg, “liignon” forLncca and Kellogg, and “Don Giovanni.” .The matinee announcement for Saturday has not yet been made. Tho only changes which have been made in the organization of the troupe since its last appearance here is the substi tution of tbe Havana tenor Yerat (of the Tamberlik Troupe) for Abrugnedo, which, of course, will be grateful, as any change must be for the better. Tho President and his daughter, as the guests of the Mayor, will be in attendance on Monday evening. OPEUA. BOUT7Z. • The Oatos Troupe commence ft season of their performances of opera bonffo and opera coznique at Aiken’s Theatre, on Monday evening. The repertoire for the week Is' as follows: Mon day evening, “ Grand Duchess Tuesday even ing and Wednesday matinee, Blanche's musical comedy, “Ths Flower Girl i : of Paris Wednesday * evening, “ Lea Ba varia,” one of Offenbach’s operas never before given here; Thursday," “Prima Donna of a Kight,” preceded by the farce of “An Alarming Sacrifice;” Friday, Buckstone’s musical drama, “The Child of.the Regiment;” Saturday mati nee, “Lea Bavarda, evening, “Fortnnio,” The cast for “ The Grand Duchess ” will be as follows: .* *' . , ; Hn. James A. Oates .The Grand Duchess Prince Paul Mr. J. H. Jones Gen. Bonm Mr. W.II. Crane Baron Pack *. Mr. John Howson Baron Grog Mr. J. W. Shannon Fritz Mr* C, H. Drew Nepomuc ;.; Mr. H. H. Pratt 'Wanda Miss Kata Frazer Charlotte ..Mrs. A. EoudJnot Olge Mrs. Charles Brew - - , TUBNEB HALL , The Turner' Mall programme to-day Is as fol lows : ‘ - & 1. March Amazon..... .Menzel 2. Overture to •‘Lnriine”. ... .> Wallace 8, Prelude from “ H Ginramento ” Mercadanta 4, Potpourri, “ Past and Present Neumann 5, Solo for Saxophone.; Loren tz 12. Ulricei. . 0. Empire City Polka : Strauss 7. New Chicago Waltz .Vaas 8. Poti>ourri, ‘‘Congressof Melodies ..Conradi, 9. Overture to “Merry Wives of Windsor”.,..Nicolai 10. Quadrille, M TheßlackCorealx”.....\.,l..Strauaa" THE OEBMANU CONCERT. '! : The programme of the Germania Concert this afternoon is as follows: 1. March, “ Ecmcmhranco of Prague n Merge! 2. Conceit Overture Kalliwoda 3* “ Nocturnal Butterfly ” waltz ...,JBtrauM 1 Potpourri, “Modes! , -,' T , . . TTamm 5. Aria from “ Gemma di Ycrgy n .....'.Donizetti 6. Cello SolO,“ 7. Lestocquo Overture .' Auber 8. Finale to “Bohemian Girl”.. Balfa 9. Military Quadrille...Vl -....Stratifa NEW MUSICAL SOCXETT. *■ A-musical society has* been organized at ‘P® University of . Chicago, under tho name of Tho University Chorus,” with Dr. George F. Root as President, There will bo rehearsals of the oratorio of'** Eli,” every Tuesday evening during thomonth of. May. w MUSICAL 2?OTE3. - vlenxtempfirio visiting Prof; EUa,ixi London, and playing at tho Musical Union concerts. . At Milan, the- lata Lord Lytton’a “ Zanoni” has been made the subject of an opera. “Viola Pisani, ” by Er Porolli.- Mrs. Florence Knox baa been ■ engaged to sing in Plymouth Church, Brooklyn, at Wealary of §2,500. per annum. She is a Michigan lady. They are-construeting a great bear-garden in Berlin, in which there will be a concert hall capable of holding 2,200 people. At the Vienna Exhibition there will bo exhibit ed a machine for stereographmg musical com positions as the. fingers of the pianist fiy over the keys. Tho Dussoldorf Liedortafel are getting up a performance of Mendelssohn’s “ St- Paul,” il lustrated with tableaux vivants. Humor speaks of the early appearance of a colored opera troupe in New York City. They give the “Doctor or Alcantara,” and other Eng lish schools. Signor Arambnro. the. operatic tenpr who re cently made liia debut at Edinburgh, under the direction of Mr. Mapleson, achieved a groat suc cess. He is only 2L A great Hiring for Bach has suddenly sprung up in London, where tho Matthicus Passion was performed during Holy Week four times in tho Royal Albert Hall, and once in St. Paul’s Cathe drat . An English translation of “Tho Life of Moscheles,” tho pianist, with se lections from his diaries and correspondence, by his wife, will shortly be issued in London. Tho irrepressible and circnmnavigaldry Mad ame Anna Bishop will commence another sing ing tour of tho .world In May, going first to Cali fornia, thence to China and Australia, and re turning by England. Annie Louise Cary, the singer, was; born in Portland Mo., and so the Portlanders (proud of thoir nightingale) cot the young lady to confess to bier birthday, 'which was April 15, and hon ored it with a public concert, - at which she sang like a lark at Heaven’s gate. Members of the Handel and Haydn Society are. enthusiastic over the performance of the Thomas Orchestra, and declare that they have hover sang with such an accompaniment before —which is perfectly true. They are anxious tc secure its services for their next triennial fes tival (May, 187* i). The Leipaio Qewandhaus concerts havo closed the cycle of • their performances by executing Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony (Choral) in their twentieth programme. During the season the enhscriDors have had seven of the symphonies of Beethoven, three of Schumann, two of Schu bert, two of Mozart, one of Mendelssohn, and one of Herr Half. The elevation reached by the popular musical taste in London must not be judged by tha - names of the “ celebrated ” airs included in tha “ well-known Shallabala quadrilles, by Kiko.” They are advertised by a music publisher of tha English capital, as follows; “ Shallabala, Chlckaboo, Peqmllo, Clink-a-Clink-Can, Cariolo, Ching-a-Rang-Chang, and Wagga-Wagga.” In comparison to these, “ Molly darling,”* “Down in a Coal Mine,” and kindred melodies become bearable to the most sensitive taste. There was a great row in La Scala (Milan) Opera-House this month at the seventh repre sentation of Wagner's “Lohengrin.” Tho au dience was divided between the believers and opponents of the music of the future, ana, as the opera proceeded, there arose a perfect hur ricane of hissing, howling, screaming, and whistling broke out instantly, while hundreds of stentorian throats cried, “ Basta , basta-a-a-a-a ahl IJ n “ Giu U ripario J ” (Enough, enough. Down with tho curtain.) The storm was of brief duration, and resulted in the opera coming to an abrupt close. The 'Wagnerites were com pletely routed, and their cause must slumber for some years in Milan. An unusually loud piece, called “ La Rosier© dTci,” has been lately produced in Pans, in which Mile. Judic, the great actress, has been figuring. In tho character of a dairymaid, sho betakes herself to tho stylo of tho whilom diva Theresa. She sings a military song with trum pet accompaniment and imitations of the sound of horses’ hoofs : then a rustic ballad with tho singing of turtle doves. A drinking song follows, in which the effects of intoxication upon a fe male arc shown j and finally this charming lady receives a treble oncoro of a ditty about the de light of “ riding on a donkey,” with a braying ac companiment. : Tho Unila JTasionolc of Naples gives an ac count of a grand demonstration in honor of Yerdi, which took place last Saturday after tho performance of “Aida” at tho San Carlo Theatre. A vast crowd collected on the Piazza San Fordi cando, where a carriage was in waiting for the maestro. Immediately on his appearance loud cheers were raised, and a nomber of-young men insisted on unharnessing the horses and drawing the vehicle themselves. This was done in spite of the strenuous resistance of the composer. Two files of carriages with torches arranged them selves behind the carriage of Yerdi, who was escorted in that way to tho Hotel Croccllo, where be lodged. Hero a band of znnsic played the fa mous march of “ Aida.” Tho music was listen ed to in religions silence, but at tho conclusion of tho piecolond shouts erf *• Fuori il maestro /” arose. Yerdi had to present himself three times on the balcony to acknowledge tho acclamations of his admirers.. The march was then played a second time, and after a final “ Yiva I” the crowd separated at about half past 1 in the morning. The Zrnita remarks that thw demon stration was made by the flower of the'aristoc racy and by professors and artists of all kinds. THAT CHURCH SCENE. The indignation of the editor of the Indianap olis Sentinel, on Wednesday- morning, was ex pressed in vigorous terms, Do cause tho. chapel scene in “Faust” was left out on Tuesday night, after he had written a vivid description of it for his paper. . He denounced Mr. Maretzek as a fraud and a robber, and affected great rage. It has been ascertained that tho entire criticism on “Faust,” published in the Sentinel, was copied verbatim et literatim from tbe Boston Giobe. Showmen file their puffs, and occasionally catch an aspiring journalist on the hip.— Louisville Commercial. Incremation* The Rev. Charles Yoysey, an eminent English clergyman, comes out strongly in a letter to the London Index in favor of tho new plan. Ho pro poses that when death has ensued the body should bo chemically destroyed, and “ then,” he says, “it should be placed in soma receptacle containing those powerful agents known tc chem ical science, which would simply annihilate tho outward form, and practically destroy it.' There would necessarily be some deposit, which one might call, 'ashes* of the dead; and these might be reverently gathered and placed in a beautiful urn or vase, to be disposed of accord ing to tbe wishes of the. survivors. * They might easily be deposited in consecrated places, m niches in the walls of churches, or in mortuary chapels designed for their reception. This, too, might ho accompanied by a religions service ; so that tho religious element is left; untouched *by any revolutionary proposal.* The advantage of all this to people of highly wrought feelings would be immense. I can imagine the peaceful calm which would steal over tho mind when one could take reverently, into one’s hands tho sacred nra and say, 'This holds all that' remains of iay be loved.’ No horror of dark vaults and damp graves, with their seething corruption.. "No pre cious body being eaten piecemeal by worms of the earth, or melting away! in - a loathsome stream. The form is changed.; the sobstance really remaining after chemical burning is not in tbe least degree'suggestive of the past or tbe future. The body la saved thereby from every S ossicle dishonor, purified from, every' decay, b words can describe the relief which such a process would bring to many and many an afflict ed souL On the ground of health to the com munity, it would also ha most salutary. little know, in England at . least, what mischief. is browing for ns in our seething cemeteries. Thor are getting fuller and fuller, at the rate of I know not how many hundred corpses a day, the later ones being neater and nearer the surface. Many are within four feet of the turf, and thatis not enough to pre vent the escape of the moat fohl and pestilential gases. I know of one old cemetery which is now occupied by a cooperage," and which is con stantly wet with* stagnant water. "All around it typhus fever is perpetually' raging. The'danger would not be so great if the bodies "without a coffin; - The 3 earth’would goofier dia - Infect thorn.;, but as itis,-the .mischief, * and multipliod w hundred-fold by the ‘process of decay being delayed.” —What’s in a name ? Bar-Jonah never owned * barge in his Ufa. 9