Newspaper of Chicago Daily Tribune, May 8, 1873, Page 4

Newspaper of Chicago Daily Tribune dated May 8, 1873 Page 4
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4 TERMS OF THE TRIBUNE. TT-HMR OP BOORCntrTION (CATATir.TJ IN ADVAKCT.). rniv, hy nmll BIB.OQI H'indny »2.J|O I'rMvookly O.(M) Weekly.... 2.00 Parts el a year at the same rate. To mMont delay ami mistakes, .ho sure and dvo Post Olt:co address in full. Including Slate and Cuuniy, Rcmlllnuces may ho made either by draft, express. Post Office order, or in reclaimed loiters, at. nur risk. tf.umb ro cm* suiiscjmsKfia, rntlv, doHvered, Mmutay excepted. 2f» cents par week. Dally, delivered, Sunday Included. I’D cents - t week. Aflim* TIIKTIUUUNU COMPANY. (Joruor Madison nmUJcnrlmrn-BM., Chicago, Ju. CONTENTS OF THE WEEKLY TRIDUNE. FIRST PAOR—News or tup. Weeks Washlngton- Tho Indians—’Tho State CapUal-Simo Affalrs-Politi* cal—Poraotial—Foreign—Ohiluary—Money and Bull noM-Labor—Navigation—Rallronda—Fraud and Theft —Crimea OfisunUlo* Flros MUcollanoous. Tntl Woin.u'6 Paths Upouing of (ho Vicuna Exposition— Charges AgAjuit tho Amorlcnn Commlsilnnors. Na tional AmucULTUUAL Cosouehr s Circular from tho Ftosldcnt In Regard to tho Next Meeting. Judicial Nomination! Nomination ky Formats In thn Hnvuuth Judicial Circuit of Illinois. TitG Fahmeks* Movk- MEST: Resolutions of tho Farmers of Vermilion County. HI. Iowa: Tho Rkoloton In tho Political Crib DiullnyW, Adams, ** the Coming Man"—Whoro Ho Lives, Ilow Ho Looks, and Who 110 Is. DECOUAiIuN- DaVi Proolamattan hy (he Gorornor of lllluois. A Hickenino Bronx: Ilow an lowa Farmer lino Treated Ilia Daughter. SECOND PAGE—Editoiuals: Tho Now Railroad Law —A Caso Decided—Tho Action of (ho Legislature—Tho Princeton Convention—Tho Demoralizing Kited of Pro tection—Tho Modoo Hlaugjitur—Kmotlonal Insanity— Tho System of Tariff-Taxation. French TllAlTfl— II.: An Essay by prof. William Mathews, of the University of Chicago. TuIKU PACK—Peru: Life In Spanish South America— llull-Flghting at Lima— I Tho Bulls, the Unll-Ulng. tho Mntndorca and Plcadorcs—llow a Taurine Combat is Conducted—A Thrilllngly Jlrulal Spool nclo. TUB Farm and Garden: The Plum, Its ICuomlcs and Disease*— The Curcullo-Tho Fungus—The "Wild Uooso and Its Plum—Tho Townsend Plum a Promising Now Aciiuisl tlon-Tlw Illaolc Knot—lt Is tho Peculiar Conditions Ilathor Than Latitude that Controls tho Fruit-Crop. Mub. Sam Joner: Organization of (ho Sowing Society— Its Objects and Alins—Tho Mon Aro Invited to Tea—A Paper from tho School-Marm, In Which She Pictures (ho Wrongs Indicted hylho Sobool-Dirootora—An Old- Fogy Director—Tho Danner of Spring—Mr. Rogers 1b Uulujrto Plant His House-Yard toTrooa. TUB Apiary: Tho Poetry and Press of Hnnoy-Oomh—Miss Hunutboo - Makes Beeswax, and Koßltoa Her Experience-Old- FasUionod Strained Honny—Tho Coming of the Moth— Tho Robbing Fever. Tjiakhvoutation-Routbs: Pro fioscd Congressional Investigation—Letter from tbo lorornor ot Missouri to tho Governor of lowa. TUG Poulio Deht; Trcasury-Ktatonicnt for May. FOURTH PAG H—Editorials: Tho Dixon Cslnmlty- Tho Judicial Election. Baptism op Death: Fall of (ho JSpau of a Bridge Crowded with People, at Dixon, Hl. Two Hundred Persons, Witnessing a Baptism, Precipi tated Into Rook River—HuwanUof Forty Potions Killed, and a Hnreo Number Wounded—Coinplulo List ot Uni Drowned nud Disabled Victims—Scones nud Incidents Interview* with Survivors—Viows of Engineers on tbo Truoadnll Brtdno. FIFTH PAGIC-Tin: Dixon Disaster: Cnnllnuallon of tho Account. Another Bridce-ACcidents ThreoMon Killed and Might Wounded, hi Missouri. Tin; Field and staple; Distemper or St ranglcs-Ceinplioatlous—Troat mont. Louisiana: Exciting Nows from tho Scat of War In St. Martin’s Parish— I Tho Kellogg Forces, from Now Orleans, Afoot with Sttibbni*. Resistance—^Tho Negroes Organizing to Oppose tho Tar-Rcslstora—Now OrTcaus Without a Pnlico-Forcu to Cluard tlio City—Kollogg Finds a Pretext for Culling Upon tho National Troops. Producers and Consumers: First Day’s Proceedings of tho Convontiou at Now York—Organization and Ap pointment of Committees. Tub judicial Election: • Lottor from Mr. 8. M. Smith. The ’ITiANHPonTATInN- Question: Lottor from Cov. Smith, of Georgia—Tho forthcoming Convoutlon of Southern and Western Gov ernors. an Importantlnvention: Discovery of tho Process of Making Russian Shoot-Icon. Auveutibu ments. SIXTH PAGE— lllinois LEnisLATunK: Length and Cost of tho Session—Ono Hundred and Nineteen Dills Passed—Tho Appropriations »ud tho Hlato Institu tions—Resumo of the Principal Acts-Charaotor of tho Legislature—A Complete List of Acts Passed. Fiiuits “What shall Wo Do with Our Fruit?”—Fruit-Pros nccts In Jackson and Livingston Counties, HI. TUB Farmers’ Movement: Proceedings of tbo Judicial Convention at Princeton, lll.—Nomination of Mr. A. M. Crate (or (ho Supremo Bench—Resolutions Adopted - at Meetings In Various Ports of Illinois. AN lowa Postmaster: His Lottor to tho Postmastor.Gonoral. Kailiioaub: Tho Now Illinois Jaw—Toxt of tbo Bill WhioliPavsod Both Houses of tho General Assembly, Mav 1, IR7B. IIUMOIi: A Collection of Comicalities, SEVENTH PAGE- - " Kenelm Chillingly”: A Hoono from Lord Lytton’aLast Novol— A Vlllngn Duel. Malt liiian: An interesting Story. ALr.OKND: A Thrilling Pnom. AUam-Faiii: A Parisian Institution. EIGHTH PAUE-Tui: State Capitals Tho Rail road t.ouforonco-ConunlUoo’a Report—lts Adoption by BuUi llnuso*—Katravt—Protest Against the Now Law— The balary-Urab—Bill to Enable Itallraad Companies to Burrow Money—Adjournment of Tho Legislature to Jan. C. 1871. Financial: The Chicago Money-Market. Com- MEltoiAL: Chicago Produce Afarkots—Chicago Live- Stock Market, with Review for the Week—Chicago Lum ber Market—Herkimer County (N. Y.) Dairy Alarknt— European Markets—Now York Dry Goods Market—Now York, Milwaukee, New Orleans. Toledo, Cleveland, Ci ncinnati, and Bt, Louis Produce .Markets. TO-DAY’S AMUSEMENTS. AIIfEN'R THEATRE—Wabash atomic, corner of Con* StcsssUujl. Mrs. James A. Oates’ ComicOperaCotnua* ny. “ Prlma Donna of a Nlcht." IIOOr.EY’S THEATRE—Randolph street, between Clark nnd LaSalle. ' ‘ Risks.’* ACADEMY OF MUSIC llnlstcd street, between AladUon nnd Monroe. “An Odd Trick." MYERS’ OPERA-HOUSE—Monroe fit root, between 'BtMo ami Dearborn. The Kilty Blanchard Burlosuuo Combination. “Rad Dickey," GLOBE THEATRE— Dosplolnojstront, between Wash ington nnd Madison. j Engagement of Mlss-Kallo Ea- AMPHITHEATRE-Cllnton street, between Randolph Ana »ashlngtun. Vntmk, thu I’robtldigltutour, BUSINESS NOTICES, GOVERNMENT ARTIFICIAL LIMB MANUFAC tory. DR. J. H. GARDNER, corner Sixteenth's!., and v> abash av., lr. the only in Chicago authorized by tho Government lo funiGh auhllerd artificial limbs ana apparatus. __ . UATCIIRLOK'S IlAllt DYIS. THIS SPI.KN'DID huirdyo is tho bostbi the world. Tho only true mid per fect dyo. Harmless, reliable, ami Instantaneous; nodUao ludntmonl; no ridiculous t (nta or unnlonsant odor, Uetno dies tlio ill effects of tad dyes nnd washes. Produces im mediately a superb black or natural brown, amt loaves luo hair clean, soft, ami beautiful. Tho j-onuino, signed t\, t 01fA11J - Ea (Tbictoßa Stfilraut, Thursday Morning, May 8, 1873, Tho faw remaining timbers of tho hulk of tho Atlantic have boon blown up. This action brought fourteen rnoro bodies to view, but has .not resulted in tho recovery of any of the valua ble parts of IhoJ cargo, which tho waters refuse to give up. Tho Omaha Bridge Company, which la a leaser Credit Mobillor ring iu tho Union Pacific Railroad, and which levies lolls of its own ou all railroad freight which crosses the Mississippi at Omaha, is said to make SI,OOO a day by its ex tortion. Superintendent Washburn has prepared an order directing tho members of tho police force to see that all places whore liquor is sold are closed at 11 o’clock, In accordance with law, and to arrest without warrant all persons found vio lating the ordinance. If tho Police Board ap prove the order, it will go into effect at once. No improvement has taken place In Louisiana, affairs. Kellogg’s Metropolitans, sent to St. Martin’s Parish to aid tho tax-collectors, had an engagement with tho Resistors at St. Marlins villo, yesterday, In which both cannon and small arms were freely used. Gov. Kellogg was shot at yesterday while driving through tho streets of New Orleans, tbo pistol hall passing through his carriage and barely missing his head. Canal Commissioner Milne reports that tho Inspector of Grain in this city is giving groat ■dissatisfaction to the shippers of grain-by tho Illinois & Michigan Canal. Tho receipts of tho canal for April aro slO,llO, which is loss than they should have boon, aud tho decrease is at tributed to tho impositions of tho Inspector. Ho anticipates a further loss to tho revenues of tho canal, as tho grain mon threaten to mako their shipments by rail. Tho Legislature at Us late session amended Section H of tho general law on foes and sal aries, by fixing the foes of grand aud petit jjnrora, in counties of tho firat and second class, at $1.50 per day, and mileage at 5 cents per mile each way. Talesmen aro to bo paid at tho same rate. Jurors in the county court aro to bo paid 50 cents per day and mileage. In counties of tho third class (Cook County) tho Jurors aro to receive $2 per day and 5 cento for mileage each way, mileage to bo allowed only once for each term'. TUo Fifth Animal Inmiranoo Report of the State Auditor shown that Illinois has now lu good standing 118 firo and marine companion. They received in caub proinlwnui last year 65,70-I,Bol} their losooa wore $1,177,017} thoJr ©xpouaea aro estimated at $1,711,153,' leaving a net profit of $2,510,385. Tho Auditor given a lint of 21 insolvent companies,'with tholr in debtedness. 110 discusses at length tho propo sal to tax premium receipts ns property, and holds that n fair interpretation of tho Constitu tion will not sustain thia principle of taxation as sound. A stuffed onglo surmounting two balt collars, a dentist's chair, some Colt’s revol vers, throo ship’s binnacles, and lialf-a-dozou bottles of muddy Mississippi water, tho whole grouped together In elegant profusion, are tho symbolical products of American Industry bn ex hibition at Vienna. Tho mute, Inglorious eagle, whoso bosom Is stulTod nud whoso throat re fuses to utter tho defiant scream of tho Hvo bird of freedom, is about tho most appropriate em blem that could havo boon chosen to represent tho attitude iu which our Commissioners—tho latest specimens of reformed Civil Service—havo placed American Industry and American Gov ernment before tho oyos of tho world. After Stokes was sentenced by Judge Board man to he hanged Fob, 28, his counsel scoured a Stay of proceedings, and applied to tho Bnpromo Court of Now York for a now trial. Thia has just boon denied after prolonged consideration, and tho doomed man, who not unnaturally thinks his own life precious hovrovor little ho thought of that of his victim, has exhausted ail hut two of his moans of escape, lie has still tho Court of Appeals and tho Executive clemency of Oov. Dix to go to. Foster wont this same road before him aud found that it led to tho gallows. Neither tho Court of Appeals nor Qov. Dix aro encouraging resorts for so clearly marked a murderer as Stokes. Tbo Producers’ and Consumers’ Convention now mooting at Now York have chosen as thoir President tho lion. Josiah Quincy, of Massachu setts, who has made himself prominent in tbo discussion of tho transportation question, and dcsorvos to bo remembered, among other things, for his efforts to gob choap rates of daily commu tation on tho railroads leading out of Boston, so that tho workmen of that city might liarocomforc oblo and accessible homes. Legislation is tho rem edy for existing troubles to which tho resolutions of tho Convention point. Laws are to bo obtained from Congress and tho State Legislatures to control tho charges of existing companies. Ad ditional rail and water ways aro also to bo got by legislation. Bail way oflicials and representatives of every sort must bo excluded from nlMogisla tivo, executive, and judicial positions, eo that tho power of tho pooplo may no longer bo be trayed to their own oppression. A national agitation is to bo begun by tho formation of Btnto, county, and town associations, acting under a national organization. Tho Chicago grain' markets wore generally higher yesterday, and moro active. Mess pork was quiet and unchanged, at $17.20(55)17.25 cash, and $17.10 sollpr Juno. Lard was quiet and a shade firmer, at $8.85(55)8.90 per 100 lbs cash, and $9,16 seller Juno. Moats wore inactive and unchanged, at for shoulders, B;£(®9c for short ribs, 9@9K<s for short clear, aud IQ@ 12c for swoot pickled hams. Lako freights wore moro active and easier, at 9c for wheat to Buffalo. Highwinos wore in good demand, and higher, at 88>£o per. gallon. Flour was firm and loss •active. Wheat was active and %o higher, closing ab $1.26 % seller the month, and seller Juno. Corn was active and KC'higher, closing at 83A(o cash, and4o%o seller Juno. Oats wore quiet and higher, closing at cash, and seller Juno. Byo was in good demand and 1c higher, at G9c. Barley was quiet, hut lo higher, ot 75@85c for inferior to good No. 2. Hogs woro moro active and firmer, at $4.90@5.35. Cattle and sheep woro without material change. .. Mr. A. M. Craig lias accepted the nomination of tbo Princeton Convention as a can didate /or Judge of tho Supremo Court, in opposition to Judge Lawrence. Ilis ac ceptance, after having signed tho call for Judge Lawrence, and haying once refused to be a candidate, implies that bo runs on the plat form of tbo Princeton Convention ; and thus for tbo first time wo bavo tbo unblushing spec tacle of a candidate for Judgo of our highest court running as a candidate of certain interests, pledged to a certain class of decisions,—for, if Mr. Craig is not so pledged, ho is a cheat and a humbug. Wo are informed that Mr. Craig has boon for many years tho local attorao> of tho Chicago, Burlington ’ & Quincy Railroad,—a fact that would not militate against bis usefulness on the Bench if ho wore elected in tho usual way, as an independent, unpledged, unpartiaau jurist. If ho allows himself to bo elected ns an instru ment for certain purposes, however, ho Is as liable to bo for railroads as against them when bo tabes bis seat upon tho Bench. There seems to bo no political issue made in tho election. Tho Sureau County Jlepuhltean supports Mr. Craig, who is a Democrat, nnd tho Ottawa Free- Trader supports Judgo Lnwronco, who is alto publican. This is entirely proper, for, although Mr. Craig was identified with that class of Demo crats who wore denominated Copperheads dur ing tho War, his qualifications for a Judgeship aro neither greater nor loss iu consequence of npy opinions ho hold then. Tho ituo issue of tho contest Is whether a man shall bo chosen to tho Supreme Dench upon a platform proscribing tho kind of decisions ho shall render, iu advance of tho hearing of arguments. Wo do not boliovo that llio people of tho Fifth Judicial District will sanction any such damnable doctrine. In an article a few days ago, upon tho case of Phelps, Doclg'o A Co., wo directed attention to tho fact that tho whole caso against that firm was, that, in tho importation of $0,000,000 worth of goods annually, certain errors in tho invoices had in four years caused *a loss of SI,OOO of reve nue. Those errors consisted in the omission from tho declared value of tho, "goods of tho coat of transporting them from Wales, where they wore made, to Liverpool, where tboy'woro ship ped. This emission occurred iu a few out of many thousands of importations. Tho follow ing is i\ copy of tho infamous provision of tho law which governs tho valuation of imports in such cases: Ami be it further tnrrlft\£ That In determining tho dutiable value of merchandise hereafter imported (iicro riiall bo added (o llio coh(, or to tbo actual whole enlo price or general market value nt the timo of ex portation In the principal markets of the country from whence the e&iue ehall have been Imported Into tho United Bfatos, tho cost of transportation, ehi/mient, nmi (raimMpment, with all the espouse* included from the place of proicth, production, or manufacture, whether by land or water, to the vmtl in which ship, inent Is made io (he United States ; the value of tho sack, box, or covering of any kind hi which auch goods aro contained; commisidon nt the usual rates, but iu no canu has than 2% per centum; brokerage export duty, ami alt other ac tual or usual charge! for putting up, preparing, and packing for transportation or meut, Aud all charges of a general charuclorlucuirod hi tho purchase of » goncraUcvoicg ihall ho distributed THE CHICAGO DAILY TRIBUNE: THURSDAY, MAY 8. 1873. pro rata among nil ptirlo of auch Invoice j and every* part thereof clmrgod with dutfea bnacJ on value shall ho advanced according to its proportion, mid alt wlncfl or other articles paying specific duly by grade* almll ho graded and pay duly according to the actual value so determined: Provided, That nil additions made to Ilia onlorod value of mdrchandlao for charge* shall ho regarded ns part of tho actual vnluo of bucli merchan dise, nmllf such addition shall exceed hy 10 per centum tho values so declared In tho entry, In addition to (ho duties Imposed hy Mw, there, ahull ho levied, collected, and paid a duly of 20 per centum on such vuluo: JVouided, That tho duly shall in no caso ho assessed upon an amount less than tho Invoice or entered value. Tho practical working of {a aa follotvn: Goofia purcboact] nt tbo plnco of manufacturo la aa Interior town in any foreign country, for tho United States, must bo invoiced first ot their actual cost. To this must bo added tbo cost of tho boxes, baloo, glass, cratos, or other package In which they may ho inclosed; tho cartage to tho railway station, tho sums paid for freight, tho cartage to lha ship, Including storage, it there be any, commission not leas than 2)tf per cent, brokerage, dockago foes, export duty, and all other expenses attending tho shipment. Tho amount of all this has to ho added os part of tho value of tho goods, and upon the arrival la tho United Slates is charged with tho duty of 30, 40, CO, or CO por cent tax, that is collected upon tho goods thomsolves. Xu cases, however, where those additional costs exceed 10 por cent of tho first cost of tho goods, thou an additional tax of 20 por coni is levied upon the additional value. Tho omission of any of those items of ozponso In tho declared value of tho goods at tho custom house involves tho forfeiture of tho whoto Im portation, and subjects tho Importor’to fine and imprisonment. This provision of tho law, how ever, Is considered an imperative necessity for tho principle of protection. DEATH OP CHIEF JUSTICE CHASE. Tho death of Cbiof Justice Cbaao carries tbo mind back to Iho inception of tbo Anti-Slavery movement os a political element in tbo history of tbo nation. Thoro were Abolitionists before his time, but it may bo fairly said that, when ho joined his fortunes to tbo band of heroic spirits who wore resolved to resist at all points tho en croachments 'of tho slave povrdr, tho political force of tho movement began. From that time to tho present bo has been a conspicuous figure hi all public affairs} and, whothor os Governor, Senator, Secretary, or Chief Justice, ho Ims on tho whole loft a clear and shining record. Grant that bo was ombitious of tbo Presidency, and that many of his nets wore moulded upon that ambition (an ambition almost insepara ble from such stations as ho filled), tho fact remains that ho rendered to his country groat and ’memorable services. Few of our public men have been moro highly or more deservedly honored. Ho has now followed lus groat compeer and colleague, Seward, to tho grave. Ilia name, like that of Mr. Seward, will fill a largo space In the history of tho nation’s most eventful epoch, and, as tho potty strifes and bickerings of politics shall drop into their appropriate oblivion, bis name will fabino with an ovor-brightoning bistro. Wo hopo that tho President will select tho ablest and most distinguished lawyer and jurist m the land to take tho now vacant placo as Chief Justice of the Supremo Court,—some such man as William M. Evarts, for instance,— and that, in making the selection, no regard will ho paid to tho paltry considerations of local ity or party services. THE PRESIDENTS PROGRESS. Boadors of Tub Tribune of yesterday may or may not havo noticed a suspension. of, a South Park ordinance 11 for ono day only," which was announced in tho advertising columns. In order to give it a wider circulation, wo reproduce it in this place; Notice is hereby given, by order ot tho South Park Commlßslon, Hoc. 2 of ordinance will not bo en forced on Grand Boulevard from tho railroad crossing to Fiftieth street, on Wednesday afternoon between tho hours of 2 o'clock and 7 o’clock p. in. Tho ordinance is as follows: "No person shall rido or drive upon any part of the said Park, or upon any road, roadway, or avenue included within the boun dary thereof, at a rate of speed exceeding eight miles AU hour." (Signed) TVm. M. Beuhy, Supt. 8. P. 0. Tbia notice applies only to Grand Boulevard, and only for the day named. Tbo ordinance will bo en forced ns usual on all other boulevards. Tho above will only becomo intelligible when it is remembered that thoProsidont of tho Unit ed States has honored Chicago with a visit. Tho process of suspending a useful and neces sary ordinance, prohibiting fust driving iu a crowded thoroughfare, was ono of tho methods adopted to entertain tho distinguished visitor with his favorite amusement of horse-racing. Tho “spring mootings” not having opened yet, and tho regular trotting parks boing in had con dition, owing to tho backwardness of tho season, tho Grand Boulevard was transformed into a raco-courso for tbo occasion, and nu advertise ment was inserted iu tho newspapers to iulorra tho community of tho fact, in order that persons who desired to walk or drive on it during those hours must do so at their’own risk. Tho cir cumstance is certainly worthy of tho attention of tho people, as it would bo difficult to find a case among tho ofToto monarchies of Europe fthoro any regular law, enacted for tho protac lioou of life and tho malutonauco of public decorum, has boon temporarily suspended for tho gratification of a Prince. Qon. Grant cannot bo held strictly responsible for the snsponelon of an ordinance against fast driving on his account, hut bio absence from public duty at this time, and bis jaunt about tho country for ploaouro, aro matters of concern to tho American people. It io not long sluco ho was Inaugurated for a second term of four years as tho Chief Executive of tho nation, with a residence at Washington, and tho duty of giving his personal ottontiou to public affairs. Con gress had no sooner adjourned, however, than tho President prepared to mako an extended pleasure-tour throughout tho country, terminat ing at Long Branch summer repose, Tho natural inference from this brief statement of Gon. Graut’s sanutorlnga Is, that tho condition of tho country is so entirely peaceful, serene, and prosperous that tho active services of anExoouUvomayho dispensed with. Certain well-known facts, on tho other hand, tend to rebut this inference. Ono of the States of tho Union isjustnow in a revolutionary condi tion. Tho political troubles in Louisiana have actually broken out in civil war. Ono desperate battle between tho two contest ing parties was recently fought with an aggre gate loss of 03 killed and 72 wounded, and tho dispatohos of this morning bring tho nows of a conllict in another parish. Tho Metropolitan Police, of tho Oily of Now Orleans, aro being armed and drilled as regular troops, to sustain Mr. Kol logg’s causo In other parts of the Btato, while tho people of Now Orleans ore loft without pro tection for life or property. Tho thiovos, burg lars, and roughs have already begun to take advantoge of the helpless condition of the New Orleans people to plunder thoir homes and places of business. • Iu tho monnlimo, It has boon brought to tbo attention of tbo Grand Jury that tho conversion of tho Metropolitan Tollco force into a State army is contrary to tho provisions of tho Constitution of tho United States. Tho anarchy which reigns in Louisiana is tho direct result of tho action of tho President In sustaining tho usurpation of a United States Judgo who exceeded his authority iu an infamous manner, and In forcing upon tho pooplo of Louisiana a Governor whom they did not elect. Tho revolutionary condition of tho State, at onco ruinous to commorco and throateniug tbo lives of Its citizens, Is precisely what tho majority of tUoCommlttoo on Louisiana Affairs-—a Committee of Senators acting politi cally with tho Administration—predicted as tho result of tho President's action in sustaining Kellogg and his bogus Government. Now that the policy is bearing its bloody fruit, tho Presi dent is roaming about tho country attending Im provised horse-races, and wending bis way, by slow stages, to a watorlng-placo. There Is no other clroumstanco that conld so well Illustrate General Grant’s stolid indifference to bis public duties. Tho condition of Louisiana is not tho only tiling that demands immediate, constant, aud woll-consldorod attention from tho Chief Exoou tivo. There Is an Indian war on hand, in which fifty or sixty savage Modoca bold an American army at bay, slaughter as many officers and sol diers at every engagement ae tholr whole hand numbers, and defy tho power of tho American nation. There is a national disgrace at Vienna, Wporo tho eyes of tho civilized world aro cen tered at this moment, and where American Com missioners have brought now disgrace upon tholr country. There le a scandal In Now York City, whoro a Custom-House Bing has levied black mail to the tune of $271,023 on a prominent business firm. Tho Civil Service, which was al ready odious, has become piratical and danger ous. If tho subordinates did nothing more than imitato tholr Chief by neglecting thoir duties, tho case would not ho so had, hut when they be come blackmailers and'organize raids-on private business, there should ho somebody in Washing ton to call them off. . There is another view of tho President's ab sence from his post of duty about which thoro can scarce, b'o any difference of opinion. Just before tho adjournment of tho late Congress, a bill was passed, which raised tho salary of tho President from $25,000 to $50,000 a year.' This measure received the prompt approval of Gen. Grant, and became a law? lie was thus instru mental in doubling bis own salary. Whether his motives in signing the hill wore purely selfish, or prompted by a conviction that tho President should received $50,000 a year for his services, no one but himself can say. It is obvious, how ever, that tho act of doubling hia own salary In creased his responsibility to tho nation for a con scientious devotion of his timo and services for which ho ia paid so munificently. Wo have had Presidents in tho past who worked themselves sick, and oven to death, at a compensation of just half what Qon. Grant now receives,—while ho travels about tho country on pleasure excur sions, and loaves tho most serious emergencies of tho Government to take care of themselves. OBITUARY. Chief Justice Chase. Salmon Portland Chase, Chief Justice of tho United States, died yesterday at tho residence of his daughter, Mrs. William Hoyt, in Now York. Tho immediate cause of his death was apoplexy. He was bom in Cornish, N. H., Jan. 13 1808, and had just entered his CGth year. In 1815, his father removed to Keene, N. H. In 1820 when 12 years old, his father being dead, ho wont to Worthington, 0., whore ho was under tho care of his uncle, Philander Chase, Bishop of Ohio. Ho attended tho Cincinnati College for one year, and, returning to Now Hampshire, in 1824 en tered Dartmouth College, and graduated in 1820. The next winter ho opened a private school In Washington City. In 1829 was admitted to the Bar, having road law in the office of Atty- Qon., Wirt. Xu 2830, ho returned io Cincinnati, and has over since made his homo in Ohio. Ho published In three volumes an edition of tho laws of tho State, and, gaining a practice, was, ia 1884, selected as attorney for tho branch of tho United States Bank in Cincinnati, In 1837, ho acted as counsel for a woman claimed ns a fugitive slave, and, in an elaborate argu ment, maintained that tbo Fugitive Slave law of 1793 was unconstitutional. In an argument be fore tho Supremo Court of Ohio, ho defended J. O. Bimoy, who was charged with harboring a slave. Ho became thenceforth identified with the Anti-Slavery party. In 1810, with Mr. Seward, ho argued tho celebrated Van Zandt case before tho Supremo Court of tho United States, denying the validity of the Jaws for tho rendition of fngitlvo slaves. Ho was counsel in a number of cases involving tho same questions. In 1840, ho supported Harrison for tho Presi dency, but, finding nothing congenial In the views of tho Tylor Administration, ho united in a call In 1841 for an Anti-Slavery Convention at Columbus, Ohio. At this Convention was organ ized tho Liberty party. In 1643, at a National Convention of the party held in Buffalo, among tho resolutions offered was one which proposed to treat that clause of tho Constitution relating to the rendition of fugitive slaves as “utterly null and void.” Mr. Chose opposed this, but it was adopted by tho Convention. In 1845, an other Liberty Convention was hold in Cincin nati, and tho address was written by him. In 1848, a Froo-Soil Convention was hold at Colum bus, which called a National Convention at Buffalo. * Ho presided at tho Buffalo Conven tion , and prepared tho platform. At tho mooting of tho Legislature of Ohio, in January, 1849, ho was elected a Senator of tho United Slates by tho combined votes of tho Democratic and Froo-Soil members. Ho hognu his service In the Senate on tho 4th of March

following. Ho participated in tho Liberty Con vention hold in Pittsburgh in 1853, and sup ported tho nominees of that Convention. In tho Senate, In 1650, ho strongly opposed tho compromise measures of that year proposed by Mr. Clay, and, by way of amendments, exclude slavery from the Territories. lu 1831, ho strenuously opposed tho Kanoos-Nebraska act; prepared an address to tho people remon strating against it, and ho continued his opposU lion to it down to tho hour of its passage, Ho was an able and Industrious Senator, supporting by Ids votes and speeches tho general policy of tho Democratic party, except on tho question of slavery. In 1655, ho retired from tho Sonato, and that same year was elected Governor of UDhlo. In 1657, ho was again elected, and closed ids second term in January, 1600. On tho 4th of March, 1801, ho entered Mr. Lincoln’s Cabinet as Secre tary of tho Treasury. This latter office he re signed on tho 3d of Juno, 1861, and on tho oth of December, in tho same year, ho was appoint ed by Mr. Lincoln Chief Justice of tho United States, to succeed Judge Taney, ill's services as Boorolary of tho Treasury during tho War wore of value to tho country. TUo national crodit was lost, and tho national existence was Imperiled. Ho had, moreover, to depend on a Congress more patriotic than wise in financial matters. Wo suppose it is no longer questionable that the policy of making greenbacks legal tenders was against his Judgment, and was submitted to rather than approved by him. As Chief Justice, his ropuUtloq for ability, dignity, and fearless Independence has boon Increased, and though for a long period denounced by nearly tho whole country ab a fnnalicnl enemy of the South, ah statesman and as Judge ho lived to boo himself an violently denounced for favor* itiam to thono who had urged tho “ slaveholders* war." lie brought to tho Bonob an admirable dignity, a frank independence, undoubted per* Bonnl Integrity, and a purpose to do right.' An Judge and utatooman bo bold tho balauco fairly, and shared in no effort to persecute or opproau ovon those who had boon in rebellion. 116 was in no part of ibo country moro honored than in tho Southern Slates, where, Loforo tho War, ho was hold up to public detestation. As Chief Justice, bo presided, In 1808, in tho Senate, during tho trial of tho Impeachment of Andrew. Johnson. Since bis election to tho Senate, in 1840, bo has been active and con- Bplcuona among the statesmen of tho country, and during that wbolo time has an unblemished character for personal Integrity and purity of private Hfo. In 1860, Hr. Chase was a candidate boforo tho Republican Convention for tbo nomination of President. Ho received tho third highest num ber of votes on (bo first and second ballots, and on tho last ballot, when Hr. Lincoln needed but a few rotes to bo nominated, aomo of Hr. Chase's friends changed their votes, and gave Mr. Lincoln tho required majority. In 1868, it baa boon said that tho sudden nomination of Hr. Seymour by a portion of tho Ohio delegation In tbo National Democratic Convention in Now York was tbo result of an Intrigue' to prevent the nomination of Mr. Chaso by that Convou lion. Tbo country baa bad few purer or abler statesmen in modern times than Salmon P. Chase, and bis death will loavo a vacancy on tbo Supremo Dench that few men likely to. bo ap pointed will fill with equal dignity, impartiality and ability. NOTES AND OPINION. All tho Admlnlstratlonnowspapctß express groat solicitude for tbo Democratic party. It must Hvo. It must reassert itself on the old platform. It must adhere to its past. It must not meddle with present or future issues; the Ho. publican party vrlll attend to them. Which re minds *' Notes and Opinion ” that, after nil, the Republican cal is only towing a dead mouse, and is reluctant as yet to confess that it is dead. —ln tho good old days of Massachusetts there was a convention there to consider tho proposed original Constitution of tho United States. Tho dohotos of that convention wore, years ago, col lected and published by tho State; and it is found—tho question of Congressional pay being before tho House—that Mr. Theodore Sedgwick sold: "Can a man who has tho least respect lor tho good opinion of hia fellow-countrymen go homo to his constituents after having robbed them by voUnghlmsclf an oxhorbltant salary?” This was Massachusetts In 1788. “Tho past, at least,'is secure.” —The Cleveland Herald Is now denouncing tho Cleveland Car Association,—tho Car Association having expressed its want of confidence in tho integrity of Judge Charles T. Sherman. The Cleveland Leader, however, says : It will be impoaablo for Judgo Sherman to ignore so .temperate and Judicial, but at the same time emphallo aud decided, an act of condemnation as that pro nounced upon bis conduct by tbo attorneys who prac tice in bis court. And with Judgo Sherman's own letters and testimony before tho public, no effort which bo or bis friends moy make to divert attention from tbo main issue or shirk responsibility by throw ing tho onus and odium of tho transaction upon any second or third party, can bo regarded as more than a miserable shift. —Tho Louisville Courier-Journal, spooking of Judges Sherman, Enroll, and Dol&hay, on tho Dench of tho United States Court, says: It was while contemplating tho sacrodness and im portance of auch & trustthat Chief Justice Marshall said that bo know of no greater curso which an angry Heaven could inflict upon a shining people than that of a corrupt.Judlciary, —Mr. Burchard waits to pockot tho money (it Is as good as thoro already), with a professed fooling that tho services rendered are worth it. Is Daddy Cain, of North Carolina, worth to his country $7,500 a year as a Congressman? Is oven Mr. Burchard ? —Tho Cincinnati Commercial says : “ Neither Thurman nor Sherman took tho back pay.” This makes tbo number forty-three. Now lot Treasurer Spinner ho hoard from. —lndianapolis has elected a Democratic Mayor, after a hotly-contoatod canvass,—lndian apolis, tho homo of Morton, and tho giver of 1,78G majority for Grant, last year. That noth ing might bo lacking, tho Indianapolis Journal, on tiro morning of clcction-day, put Itself on record thus: , Indianapolis baa tbo name of being a live Republi can city; lot her ouco ho placed in tho category of Democratic cities, and it will bo long heforo she will got rid of tbo stigma. It will have an effect ou city, county, and State politics for years to como. —The Democrats also’carry Lafayette, La porto, and Richmond, besides other cities of Indiana heretofore Republican. —Roacoo Conkling’a Utica (N, Y.) Herald, tho same that reviles tho Farmers' Movement, is nevertheless forced to say: Tho dlfforouco between (ho charges of a railroad company carrying watered stock and managed by cor rupt officials, and what ought to ho the charges of a company whoso stock represents only real value and whose affairs are honestly and honorably managed, Is a matter of great importance as well as of absorbing interest. On tho determination of this question may bingo our future system of Inland transportation— for, if railroad transportation can bo mndo tbo most economical as well as expeditious. It would bo folly to expend largo sums of money in developing water routes. —Charles Sumner, to tho extent of $4,444.60, casts ou the date Hon. Samuel Shellaborger “ tho odium of being a thief.” —All tho Texas Congressmen voted for in creased pay, and so much dissatisfaction has boon expressed, ovou in Texas, that Messrs. Hancock, Herndon, and Qiddiugs, who wore al ready re-elected, are very busy in their common defense, and perceptibly in hot water. Mr. Han cock has been hoard before tho Legislature, and tho verdict at Austin is, that it is a “ steal.” Mr. Herndon addresses his constituents, and tho host ho can say Is this: lu tbo South, and especially in Texas, candidates hoar the entire expense, which Is uukuowu North. In the election of 1871, Mr. Hancock spent $5,1300, gold; Qlddiuga about SI,OOO, gold; Conner, $3,000. gold; and my constituents know that I paid my full share. In 1872, the same bills were duplicated. How much, think you, wo havo made so far? If my constituents paid all 'those bills, as they do In many States North, $3,000 per annum would bo a hotter compensation than wo now got. To which tho Galveston News says : Mr. Herndon has not convinced us that it was a fair and judicious Increase of pay. And wo object most emphatically to tho cost of an election forming any fair clement of compensation. These Texas Congressmen are Democrats, and could not reimburse themselves for tho cost of an election oat of Federal patronage,—as is tho custom, North and South, wherever a friend of tho Administration is elected. —Of Congressman Avorill’s defense, tho St. Paul (Minn.) Dispatch says; The long and tho short of (he business is, that tho people havo made up their minds to consider the in crease as a grab, and nothing short of a revelation from Heaven will change that belief to tho contrary. —Tho defenders of tbo salary grab imagine that (boy bavo fairly mot and vanquished (bo ob jectors to the law whou they liavo shown that previous Congresses havo voted increase of pay. The greatest objection to tho law is, that it now provides for too groat n compensation for u very poor article of work, There are exceptions, of course, but wo are quite sure (bat four-fifths of the members of Congress, who are to rocoivo $7,501) nor annum by (no now law, cannot earn $5,000 in any of tho ordinary avocations of business men. It Is said that tho increase has hooomo necessary on account of tho high price of living in Wosh ington fioeioty. The Joss our Congressmen live among tho high-llyors at 'Washington, tho hotter they will work for their constituents. A man who goes to Congress for the sake of cutting a figure in fashionable society, makes a very poor public servant, and If it now takas $7,500 to nay a man's expenses for residing six months at the National Capitol, tho samo man or his successor will require SIO,OOO per annum a fow years honco.— Sl. Zouis democrat. —According to our telegrams of this morning, twenty-seven esses of Congressional conscience havo boon developed up to date. It is thus ap parent that conscience, a disease from whoso ravages Congressmen have long enjoyed a total Immunity, has at last assumed a form that is well-nigh epidemic. We should say that tho in fection of Congressmen with conscience is sow lug the geode «i dis ww tthwe thoi vriU do meet gooi). Anil wo cannot resist tlio Impression that the Independent proas lias boon the principal morbific agent In this ease .—Bl. Louts Jicmbli can. —The groat body of thopooplo-ospeolallytho farming place, whonro groaning under tho weight of taxation and tho extortion of tho monopo llats which has grown so fearful under tho policy of tho llopublican party within tho past few years—cannot ho deceived by party trickery ns to who are to blame for tho enormous stoat of the publlo motley through tho Joint notion of Agrees and President Oront,—Vfcofcu* Constl- ™7 N Sumner doollnos hie back pay. Will tho‘Legislature allow that to pass without a conauro7—Boston fibroid. 1 “““““"cc ll . “PPWoutly upon authority, that Mr. John Lynch—who to yet to bo hoard mUho back-pay question-will not ho a SiHl) da ß°_t fo » f , lU n I 1 1.? Qovoruorshlp, this Republican. ’ —TUo State of Ohio Is to on|or tho lobby at Washington with SB,OOO cash in hand to plead for tho pavmont of tho Morgan llnid Claims. Ibo raid to to bo transforrod to Washington. » * upon IhoTroaHury. Morgan’s raid was light amusement compared with thia.—Cm. ctmuiit Oamtncrciaf. —Tho problem of reforming our legislation becomes a very grave ono.. Last year It was correctly assumed by tho moro desperate polltl cmnß thattho overwhelming importance of tho 1 residential contest would make thodlsorganlza 2f* 0 d ?s na ? t P ark y impossible. and men who noro not the choice of tho party for nomi who never received a majority of too legal votes of their districts, were allowed to become legislators and to bring reproach upon their constituents. This year no National con test comes between tho people and incompetent or disreputable candidates. Never before was a bettor opportunity offered for tho upright dll zona of every political persuasion to unite for n»!» m OO of cl1 *' legislative, and »toto officers.— Pfuladctphia Inquirer. . --Thorp are, happily, a good manyaltizons still loft over ip Massachusetts—moro perhaps than Ballot andhls follow-grabbers Uavo any idea of —who. differing in politics and voting dif ferent tichota on election days, are agreed In 0 11 V Bth 9 e ? od i nam< ? ot old Common wealth dear, In honoring those who do her honor, in condemning those who bring her to shame.— Springfield Jiepublican. B —Our mode of making money with money,— ,of using largo sums o! money to forco tho com munity into necessities and conditions wboro it can ho pilfered,—is rotten at tho core, a brooder of crime and a tempter of men to become ras cals. There are 600 cashiers scattered over tho country who are to-day doing what tho cashier of the Atlantic Bank is accused of and confessed to have done; and not one out ot every ton official Treasurers in tho country but what is using tho funds in bis trust for speculative purposes. Tho people know all this ; they boo and fool Us effects, and yet are slow to recognize it os a crime. Why, then, should they* complain when (hoy suffer r —Harrisburg (Pa.) Stale Journal. —The people are almost unanimous in tho be lief that Legislatures have a right to interfere in tho matter of railway management.—Si. Louis Republican, —lf anyone doubts tho*nature of tho coming struggle, lot him road John A. Coleman’s “ Fight with, a Railroad,” and bo convinced. Said one of tho officials to Mr. C,: <( Tho road has no per sonal animosity against you, but you represent tho public ; and the road is determined to mako terrible for tho public to fight it, right or wrong, that they will atop it.” This is tho voice of monopoly to tho people.— Letter in SU Zouis Democrat. PERSONAL* 0. B. Skinner, of Cleveland, Is At tbo Tromont House. Col. J. B. Price, of Now Orleans, la at tho Tro mont House. Tho Hon. John B. Alloy, of Boston, is at tho Shormau House. Col. J. J. Storor and wife, Boston, arrived at tho Gardner House last evening. Robert Hoe, the famous printing-prosa manu facturer, is at the Gardner House, with his family. John F. Dognon, Auditor of tho Northern PaclQo Railroad Company, is at tho Sherman House. George H. Mumford, Vice-President of tho Western Union Telegraph Company, is at tho Gardner House. William Stewart and Campbell B. Herron, prominent railway men from -Pittsburgh, are at the Sherman House. E. Cozzons Smith, President of tho Imperial Insurance Company, of London, England, la a tho Sherman House. t Henry Kip, General Superintendent of tho United States Express Company, arrived at the Tromont House, from Buffalo, yesterday. Mr. Rodowold, a Director of tho Bank of Eng land, is at tho Gardner House, with his family. Ho comes from London, and is accompanied by Gen. John B. Friable and family, of Vallejo, Cal., and Dr. Fullerton, of London. Tho principal guests at the South Side Briggs House yesterday woro D. D. W. Carver, Du buque ; Dexter Curtis, Madison; J. V. Maoschor, ond J. Hosier, Cincinnati; M. Do Bru, Louis ville; 8. G. Magill, Clinton, Iowa; I’rank Aiken, Carlisle, lud.; J. 8. Boardmau, Now York. M. L. Sullivant, Ford County, 111.} W. L. Wadsworth, Atlanta, Qa.; R. S. Archer. Rich mond, Va.; A. W. Headway and wife, Dubuque; 11. F, McClueky and wife, Galena; 11, J. Town send, Troy; Ij. 8. Felt, Galena; E. H, Hart, Now York, are the prominent guests at the Gard ner House. Tho Rt. Rev. Bishop Doano, of Albany, visits Europe, to be absent until October. Atnoa T. Akerman, ox-Attornoy-Qoneral of tho United Slates, is Assignee in Bankruptcy to a Georgian whoso* assets amount to SIIO,OOO. Gon. James Shields, ex-Sonator, was run over •at a street-crossing in St. Joseph, Mo., May 5, and sustained a compound fraoturo of tho thigh. Erastua Corning, of Albany, N. Y., who some days ago married a daughter of Judgo Amasa J. J. Parker, has arranged to spend $50,000 in a honeymoon trip, ami is able to, seeing his in come is put down at SGOO,QOO a year. Thomas Dundaa, Earl of Zetland, whoso death Is announced, at tho ago of 73 years, was tho Grand Master of Masonry in England, next in rank being tho Marquis of Bipon, who visited this country as a High Joint Commissioner. Tho deceased Earl succeeded to tho title in 1639, a year after tho title had boon created. “ Donald McKay,” of *Modoo fomo, who has figured so prominently in tho dispatches relating to tho recent fights, instead of being a mysteri ous Scotchman who had wandered into that far off country in search of tho rugged Ufo of his native Highlands, is only a young half-brcod scout. Being friendly to the whites, and have ing a number of Warm Bpring Indians ready to do his bidding, tho Government has given him a temporary commission with tho title of Cap tain. Tho death of Prince Massimo, the head of ono of tho oldest and noblest families in Homo, and a firm adherent ami champion of tho temporal power of the Papacy, is announced. Tho Echo says: “Bo ancient, indeed, was his pedigree that It is said ho claimed descent from Q. Fabius Maximus, tho 1 Cuuciator’ of tho Punic Wars,— a claim which, if true, throws into tho shade tho Courtenays of England, of Franco, and of tho East, and * all tho blood of all tho Howards ’ to boot.” Charles Smith, whoso death is just announced, has boon a somewhat prominent Republican pol itician in Louisiana. Ho was a nutivo ot Maine, but resided in tho Pariah of St. Mary for many years. Ho was a member ot tho Louisiana Con stitutional Conventions of 1801 and 18GS, and was noting President of tho Senate during tho session of 1801-5. Tho Legislature in 1805 elected him to tho United States Senate, but ho fallod to secure his seat. Ho was afterwards appointed Collector of Internal Revenue, and, more recently, was Mayor of Braehear. Jamas Brooks died richer than ho was suppos ed to have boon. Of tho property mentioned in tho will, tho half interest m the Now York L’tvn tng Express newspaper and real estate is worth 8250,01)0; tho Fifth avonuo house $00,000; and tho Pacific bonds foot up $11)6,000, besides tho Washington property. Tho “ personal and mixed'"property, comprised in the iuet para graph of tho will embraced among other posses sions a largo amount of slock in various Western railroad companion. Mr. Brooks* fortune, at the time of his death, was not loss than $1,260,- 000. RECENT BURGLARIES. The clothing store of P. J. Hussandor, No. 214 West Washington street, was entered by burglars at an oarly hour yesterday morning. A plate glass was broken lu one of the fcout windows to effect an entrance. Hardly a shelf of goods was loft undisturbed, and considerable damage was dono to tho stock by trampling it on tho floor. About SBOO worth of clothing was carried off, thu thtevw swjUyiU OY| through Unjlpjlo in The gas In tbo atom, which la naU wiu bu ?l 1 "8 “ißbl, was turned out by tho I’i” 1c 1 1 ,10 l saved thorn from being detected by a apodal policeman. : ' bory 'l™ committed at on early l l S‘f morning in tint atoro of A. Btarft do l a ’ or ? •“boots and shoos. No. 811 IhnnMrn Is Uow M ,, m burglars onlorod the store is not known, as there was apparently no breaking of looks or windows. Qomlstotbo value of SOSO worn carried off, Including twenty? eii pairs of ladles’ shoos, and twelve poTra aowod boots, marked "0. D. X. MoKay, Saginaw " Besides those goods, there are missing two notes, each for SJOO. It 1s conjectured that tho thieves woro admitted from tho inside. AMUSEMENTS. THE ITALIAN OPERA. Last night waa tho gain night of tbo short season of Italian opera at MoViokor’a. Tho Ujuho waa cronfloil In every part, ovon tho avail able standlng-roora holng occupied. Tho andl onoo waa na dtoasy and brilliant aa Itwao numor oua ; tho ladloa soomod to via with oaoh other In tboricbnossof tholr tollotlea.andtberowaa more elaborate diaplay than baa boon aeon at any pnb -110 plaooof amnaoir ont ainootho anto-llro period. Tho opora waa “ Mignon," with tbo following Mignon.. Feiltiß,., Frcilrjco. Olulolmo, Lothario. Paulino Lncca Olara tioulso Kellogg ......Senora JL. Sana •.Slg, Vlzzanl licrto.:;;;;;;;;;;;'; m V V * SJff.UgaU ilio only change that waa made from the cast of the aamo opera at the last Hoaaou waa tho Italianizing of Mr. Lyall’s name, a proceeding which unfortuna toly failed to improve hia sing- In*. although this waa manifestly tho intention. iho seconder third hearing of tho music of “Mlgnon” undoubtedly renders ib more pleasurable, though the opera might not stand the tost of very numoroua ropatitiona. M Ambroiso Thomas evidently belongs to tho eclec tic school of music, and ho baa exorcised tho right, which has boon claimed by some distinguished authors, of taking good ideas wherever ho could find them and adapting thorn to his own uses Not that M. Thomas m a plagiarist by any moans, but there aro constantly occurring sug gestions of other composers deftly worked into the music of “ Mignon,” and enlivening its scoro wjth a delightful and piclurobquo variety. Tho Preach stylo prevails, of course, though it is somewhat notable that prominent French com posers should have looked into Gorman litera ture for thoir libretti. The story of “ Mignon ,r adds wonderfully to tho interest, and tho pre tentious numbers of tho score can scarcely disappoint those who aro fond of bright ,and sparkling music. Tho demands of tho opora-aro well supplied by Mr. Marotzok’s com pany. It would bo hard to find two ladies bettor suited in stylo and voico to tbo characters of Mi'jnon and Fellna than Mmo. Lucca and Miss Kellogg. Tho contrast between tho parts is not moro striking than tho contrast between tho ladles themselves. "Where they arc necessarily brought into comparison, as in tho recitative passages, Miss Kellogg is tho sufferer. Mmo. Lucca gives a moaning and an Interest to tho moat commonplace recitative, and hoc .full, round, rich voico expresses the passions of tho situation, whilo Miss Kellogg is inclined to slight those passages os unimportant, and save her voico for tho bravura effects. Mmo. Lucca’s picture of Mimion io as conscientious as that of Marguerite in her hands. Thoro is probably no artist oa tho operatic stage who sots so small storo oa dross. Her aim, so far as sbo devotes horsolf to tho consideration of the subject, is to dross tho character in hooping with tbo story and tho sur roundings. Nor does sho oven loso eight of tho dramatic element which penetrates her vocaliza tion. Her aiuging of both tho aria on tho well known poem of Keuuat dudaa laud wo dio cUrononblumon 7 and of tho Pago song in (ho second act, offered prominent instances of this peculiarity. Tho latter secured an enthusiastic encore, though it was sung without any of tho efforts that would bo usually made with so elaborate an aria. Mmo. Lucca's skill in vocalization was to bo noticed especially in this aria, and those who properly estimate tho greater diflicultios of controlling a rich and heavy voice could scarcely havo failed to remark the groat merit of the effort. Hiss Kellogg la particularly fortunate in her part of this opera, as tho composer put in Felina's score his most characteristic songs, and those which are sure to bo tho most popular. Tho polacca which Hiss Kellogg sings in tho third act, and which wouid soon become as contagious with repetition as SkbeVa flower-song in “Faust," with everybody humming and whistling at it, ia admirably suited to Hiss Kellogg's stylo, and she sang it so brilliantly as to render the call for a repetition very natural. The part of Felina was conspicuously overdressed for a strolling actress, but, as tho drosses wore very pretty mid becoming, there wore probably few people who stopped to think of it. Both tho prime donno wore the recipients of many favors, and, as to bouquets and baskets of (lowers, the honors wore easy. H. Jamot’s impersonation of tho old man was ns impressive ns over, and his voice, and method of using it, nro models in their way. Signor Vizzoui contributed his sharo to tho excellence of tho performance. Tho ac cessories wore oven and satisfactory. Hr. HarelzoU led tho orchestra, and, of course, made tho most of it. One of tho most notable and pleasant features of tho evening was tho harp obligato in Mine. Lucca's aria, which Mmo. Harelzok played. Tho harp, in the hands of* this lady, is a very decided accession to tho or chestra part of Hr. Marotzek’s organization. No opera will bo given this evening, “ Don Giovanni” will bo presented to-morrow night, witli Lucca. Kellogg, Jamot, and Roncoui. “ Tho Laughter of tho Regiment,” at Saturday’s matinee, closes tho season, tho suggestion of a Saturday night’s performance having boon aban doned. ACADEMY OF MUSIC. The week at tho Academy of Mnsfo is being devoted to the first performance of “An Odd. Trick,” adapted by J. n. Connolly from Moilhao and lialovy’ri French comedy of La HevoUlou.'* The adaptation is scarcely entitled to bo called a comedy. It is, more properly speaking, a farce in three acts, and one of tho funniest of farces imaginable. Tho dialogue is oxtroraoly sprightly and willy, and some of tho situa tions aro in tho last degree ludicrous. “Au Odd Trick” has loss of definite plot than a comedy, and moro than a farce. It is, in brief, what tho clover authors intended, and what the adaptor was successful Inprosorviug—au entertainment to make people laugh heartily from first to last. Tho loading character, that of Gallinipper, is admirably sus tained by M. Milton Nobles, wbo, though sud denly culled upon to take tho place made vacant by Mr, Mortimer’s sudden and violent “ indis position," succeeds in imparting to tho rolo a lino tlavor of comedy acting. Indeed, tho chaugo has resulted in ft marked improvement. "With a bettor memorization of tbo text, ibo impersona tion would bo especially effective, Tho remain ing characters in tbo picco aro well sustained by •Misses Newton, Fletcher, Drury, Frawloy, and Doming, and Messrs. Evorham, Graves, Web ster, Johnson, Doan, ami McDonald. Tho complimentary benefit to Manager Gard iner takes place on Saturday evening of this week, and will constitute tho closing perform ance of the dramatic season at tho Academy. A fmo bill Ims been arranged for tho occasion. Mias Alexander, tho escaped Mormon actress, has volunteered to appear in au entirely now manuscript farce, which will bo followed by “An Odd Trick,” and tho entertainment will conclude with a farcical drama, entitled “Dick Turpin and Tom King.” in which is portrayed tbo comic al phases of the career of those noted highway men of tbo olden time. Tho largo number of seals already secured at tho Lox-olllco for Satur day night give assurance of a benefit which shall be oliko complimentary and substantial. ANNaI/.VCEME.VrS. Mrs. James A. Oates’ Comlo Opera Company arc affording pleasant entertainment to good au diences at Aiken's Theatre. Tho benefit of Mrs. Oates occurs to-morrow night. “Bad Dickey,” as presented by tho Kitty Blanchard Burlesque Combination, at Myor’u Opera Uouoo, is attracting a fair share of pat ronage. “ Bisks,” at llooloy’s Opera House, Improves very perceptibly at each succeeding presentation. Tho play now moves with admirable smoothness. Prof. Yanok, tho celebrated illusionist ami nrostidlgitatour, is mystifying and* delighting largo audiences by his remarkable entertainments at Nixon's Amphitheatre. For tho Opora. An indispensable requisite of Attendance upon the opera to those not already provided, is ope of those costly and elegant now carriages from tho JJvory slablo of Uearduloy, Newton & 00., in Couch place, between Clark and Dearborn streets. Nothing equal to thsir turnouts can bo had lu Chicago. Shot tho Wrong IWnn* Cincinnati, May 7.—A Lexington dispatch says that at Paris, Ky., at noon to-day. William Hukill, in a quarrel, allot at Joseph Keller, missed him, and struck Clay Richardson, who wan trying to separate tho parties. Tho ball enter ed tho back of Richardson’s head, killing him almost instantly, Keller and UukiU werp both wteaUd.

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