Newspaper of Chicago Daily Tribune, May 11, 1873, Page 9

Newspaper of Chicago Daily Tribune dated May 11, 1873 Page 9
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THE CHURCH. The New; St. John’s Episcopal: Church. Dean Stanley and flic Late Bishop : ' . HcliTaine; " Programme /of :; Ssrvicesin ! the Churches, Tq-Day. : , ; ! Episcopal and Koman Catholic Calendar. ft. Variety of Hews.' ; ’•*' I ' ex. jons’s .episcopal chtjecti: ; * Among the many new. churcdi buildings erect-- , cd in this city, one of the most imposing will be r the new Bfc. John’s Episcopal, on Ashland avenue, ' near Union Park, The cost, including lb© lot, ' which is 113x15i feet, will be; $150,000. Tho. work began in .September, 1370, and tho baso . ment was ready .for occupancy:in March, 1872. The upper part is inclosed and will'be com pleted as. early as possible. * Among its promi nent architectural : features will bo an 14 °P en " work” spire 260 feet high and made. of ; atono,_ • bn-the southeast comer of; the building. - There' will • also bo a south and an east* window of unusually large . moro imposing than ahything of the kmd m tho city The andience-room mil havo five .en • trances and will bo arranged to seat the congre gation as near the pulpit as possible, with-tho : organ in. the gallery facing the great sooth yin-, dow - The Trails are of stone, and m tie shape • of a cross, 100il30 foet. . The chnrdi was organ ized in the winter of 1850. The first rector, was tha Her. Dr. H. N. Bishop, Horn Kenosha, a na tive of Ohio, and a graduate of Kenyon .College, Ho resigned on account of ill health in Juno. 1668, and died in Paris, Aug. 31, the same ■rear. He was succeeded by the* pres ent rector, the Eev. Dr. H. N. Powers, who was called from Davenport, lowa, whore he was : President of Griswold College. Has theological education was received in How York City. Dr. Powers’ labors in thispariEh have Been remark-, ably successful, and he is regarded By all as’an. excellent pastor and an able divine. , , Tho first church building erected, by the So-’ ■ cietr was on tho comer of Lako, street and St. ‘ John’s place, .north of Union Park, in 1858. Tho dimensions wore 30x65 feot. It was enlarged in, 1857, 1863, and 1855, the last giving a seating capacity of 800, which was;, occupied until; tho completion of the : basement of ;the present new building. Among the prominent’ members’ of tho parish aro: Job Carpenter fSonior.Warden). 0. H. Jordan, Dr. C. SL Pitch, G B Hubbard, Jr., 8. Johnston, J. H. Williams, J *A- Sleeper, -Henry N. Holden, Bichard Potts, David B. Lyman. H. Cnnis, S. J, Walker, C. E. Leonard, F. A. Bryan, E. Maynard,’ C. E. Cran dalL H. M. Hugnnin, J. D. Weber,,Pred. Dow, Edward James, -C. H.’Atkins, George W.Kew comb, D. Si .Thompson, A- E. Leavenworth, ,E. W. Evans, E. S. Bacon, and others.. - om-coDSTBT episcopalian, says it’s “iisi . ! MUDDLE ” TO HXSII 2b the Editor.of The ChicagoTribunc s . - . . . Sib: In yesterday’s Teibuhe the following from a London (Eng.) correspondent, .writing, on the 13th of last month, appears under tho ■ heading, New York: “The body of Bishop Mcllvaino armed in this city on the 12th,'and was immediately taken to Westminster Abbey, It being the first time that the remains of an American Bishop have rested, even for a few nays, in the burial-place of England’s honored dead.. The Bev. Mr. Stanley, the Dean of Westmin - eter was an acquaintance'of Bishop llcllvaino, and to show his respect for tho deceased arranged for the special funeral service of the 18th. ’.ln (Mu act of Dean Stanley’s we see ample proof of the assertion .that the Latitudinarian Dean and the Caleiniatlc Bishop were personal friends, in spite of tho “great gult ” intervening between ' their theological views. Now, sir,.l knew the; deceased Bishop. I have heardhim preach often, and have read more than one of his numerous books, and some of my children have passed un der hia episcopal palm in going through the:nto of confirmation. In brief, and to sum up all my knowledge of the ; deceased .ecclesiastic, Twill fimply remark that -hq was, to speak theologically; eminently Calvinislic. Now, If the .-“. plan of■ = - salvation” as ' pro ponnded.hy the Bishop, and .'whieh'l have heard i fromhis own lips, time and again,, bo the only Inio ono, then, contrary to the injunctions "of the Apostles Panl and John, lie was not justified In being on friendly terms with a gentleman, however learned and amiable,, who is, and has . long been, denounced>y-all-“ Evangelicals’’.in ; England and in this county as oho who preaches " “ Another Gospel.” J hog to .refer your patient readers to the following texts : Bom. 16, 17 j 2d .. Thes., 8, 6 ; Titus, 3,10 ; and2dJohn, verse 101 , Any American Episcopalian, whohaa bad portnnity of seeing tho'London (Eng.) Record, - the organ of the Evangelicals, any time : during the last dozen vears or- so, knows that.-what 1 ■ say as to the theological stains of Dean, Stanley,, , In tho estimation of the Evangelicals, is correct, ' -and that is, that he is a dangerous lieretic, and so Eroell ‘.‘broad” churchmen. ; ; ; 1,.,.- Let no one suppose that. X intend to asperse , the character of tho late Bishop—not at-allhut what I wonder at is,•'that men who, from the pul pit, cease not to warn others of the danger of be ■ lug on intimate terms with men of false religions amnions, should-themselves'cultivate thec ae-, qnaiutsnce and friendship of leaders of schism. Dean -Stanley is,- undoubtedly, _at' : the ..head of. a largo and increasing;party farthe Church of England—a party who repudiate “ver bal inspiration;” and who qualify, almost to neu tralization, ; those theological- opinions which Bishop McDvaine, in common with all Evangoli .-cal clergymen, has taught as tho only doctrines to bo believed for tho saving of the souk' , , Thoinconsistency of .tbo. .Bishops, wanting, tnd hia own xeckießsuesa. in maintaining &, close friendship for an arch-borotfo. and that through • aaeri«s of years, only proved.™ me that tho good • 'tnd learned Bishop was better, than his creed;, and this reflection forces me to the belief that the apostolic-injunctions referred -to above .are, in. rroat measure, inapplicable to the. state of some-, fv in theruneteentncentury, further, ourßiali-. :.. ops themselves being witnesses, I feel myself. at ..liberty to class most of the so-called, fundament • al doctrines , necessary to bo s-beliejed .for. the living of the soul as merely (Opinions, and I shall ' venture, in future, when 1 hear , tho, drum • ec clesiastic”. sound. forth warnings‘against the deceivers of these last days,” and the awful - Hoorn awaiting unbelievers, to say doubtful,” •my friend, for we are all of yesterday, and know nothing.' Mr.. Editor, :if . clergymen, .and -Christian men and women generally, will com-.. ' bine to elevate the morals, and:promoto, the v, physical comfort and intellectual advancement t of the masses, instead of building extravagantly costly. churches .in which “ the beauty and fashion” of the “set” to .which the buildings respectively belong may display themselves, we - shall soon see signs of a nearer approach to the ... Millennial day of glory than are. at present ap- Earent. r My faith. in opinions as saving truths i gone: so that a good man trill, henceforth, be to me the true - li Christian,” whether ho believes ' In Chiefs divinity or not., EXIX. THE RELIGIOUS NEWSPAPERS . , of the city are nearly all now located in their new. more spacious, and permanent quarters in the business-centre of. the The Advance cama first, removing to the tance Building, No. 107: Fifth avenue. 2Teto Covenant haa. just gone into its new, once Its old,’ quarters, No. IU Madison street, and now. comes tho Interior , • which -has Just gone from No.. 151 West •‘Washington - street to the new McCormick Block, on the. corner, of Randolph and Dearborn streets, in which building will, also, hereafter, .be found the headquarters of tho Presbyterian Ministerial Association. The Standardj which is yet away down-town, expects to remove to amore.ehgible locality very soon. The Western Advent Times are still on the West Side. ■ : T. ■ NOTES. .1 • • • • : * Bishop Foster, who officiated at tho dedication of the Grace Methodist Church last Sunday, Bays that in no American city have the interests. of the Methodists been bo widely administered. as in Chicago. The churches have been located, property’ acquired, and funds created and ex pended. by who. have done their work on business principles, -.and as though the issues were their individual own. Tho plans have been broad ayd prophetic, and money has been most economically expended- ■...'•«• ■_ I. * Tho r r, fr ,nn g AlT|pT| t of the.X M. O. A. has been somewhat changed recently. The hew adminis trstion is perfecting plans for moro_ effective mission work. The office of tho Association-WTlh pot fie removed, as horotof ore reported, but will jamain at No. 07 "West Randolph street. \ ■ The parents and' teachers of, tho Church of tho Redeemer recently gave an entertainment for the benefit of tho Sabbath school in tho jeatrr.of-_tbe-chnrßh,-T?hioh eras a grand, sne ceßß.~Dnring the absence of tho'Bev. Mr;.Den nie, Dr. Bridge has charge of-the school,' which is large and prosperous. - The pulpit of the Jefferson Park Presbyterian Church, recently vacated by tho-Kov. Dr. Robert Patterson, is now being ably filled by.the P.ov. Bponeet L. Pinnoy, fromPrincetoni N. J. ! Eighteen additional;! members wererreceived into the North Star.Baptint-Church last Sunday. • The Eor.W. A. Gay, of Winnebago, has accept ed a .unanimous call to the Breckinridge Church. Buffalo, N. Y. •• ,■ ° , ' The.Union.Park and Lincoln Park Oorigrega .tional Churches received twenty-three accessions last Sunday. The Bev. J. Post, of Milwaukee, hos bocomo a resident of Chicago.. . The new Presbyterian j Church. at Maywood/; being the first church edifice erected in the place, /was.dedicated last Thursday evening, the Bov.’ Abbott E. Prof. F. L. : Patton, and others, officiating. - The building is a neat frame, capable of seating 300 persons, and cost'B7,ooo; The T Bev. J.‘ O. - Peck, late of Springfield, Mass., and recently appointed pastor of Con ‘tehary M. E. Church, has been persuaded to de liver- hid entertaining lecture, “Pluckyversus. Good Luck,” Tuesday evening/ May 20, under; • the auspices of . tho Library Association of his church. ■ ; ‘ ■ ‘ 1 - 'D. L; Moody Trill Bail for, Europe on the 10th. of Jane. . . .;■.. ■ ' : AC Q : Co a* A letter to private parties from tho Rov. E. C. Bickels,' pastor of tho Presbyterian Obnrch at Dixon; states that bat three persons connected with bis congregation were drowned in the catas- Trbpho : last Sunday. There are six; large and flourishing congregations in Dixon, representing the Methodist, Baptist, Episcopal, Lutheran, Presbyterian,and Catholic denominations; There will be religions services in each of these churches this morning in referenhe to the great calamity. The pastors will not abate their efforts in there vival work, but expect to labor more assiduously than, ever in that ; direction. This is a solemn Sunday in Dixon. : The Bev. Charles E. Cheney will preach in Christ Church, comer of Michigan avenue and Twenty-fourth street, morning and evening. Morning subject 44 The Testimony of c a 'Skeptic to the‘Divinity of Christ.” Evening subject: “Gallic.“ . • Trinity Church, comer of Didlana'avenue and Twcn ty&eocond strcot, the Her. £- Sullivan, Hector. Services morning and evening. -Morning subject: “The ■World’s Conqueror.” Evening subject: “The Soul Past Feeling.” . ’ ‘ , St. John’s Church, tho Eev, H. N, Powers, Hector. . Morning end cvening.survlces as usual; Homing sub ject ; 44 The Dixon Horror. ”' Evening subject: “Les sons from tho Life and Character of Chief-Justice Chase.” - ‘ " • Ail Saints’Church, comer of North Carpenter and Fourth streets, the Hev. H. Q. Perry, Hector. Services morning and evening os usual. . " Church of tho Atonement, comer of Robey Mid West Washington streets/ the Hev. H. O. Kinney, Hector. Communion at Ba. m. Morning prayer and sermon at 10:30 a. m. Evening prayer at 7:30 p. m. . - The Huv. Sumnsi Ectson, of Cedar Hapids, lowa, will preach morning and evening at Riverside. The Hev, Clinton Locke Trill officlate_in Grace Church morning ond evening. , . _ . . 'Grace Church, Chicago University. The Bev. W. H. Blackburn will preach morning ana evening. ' The Hov. Spencer L. Finney wiH preach at the Jeffer son Park Church morning and evening. The Hev. A. E. Klltredge .will preach morning and evening at tho Third Church. Evening subject, *i Tho .burden-be&rera.” " ' I .■ .*. . The Her, J. T. Matthew's win preach morning and evening at the Peoria Street Chapel of tho : Third Church, comer of Jackson street * . ' . ■ | * . Prof. Swing will preach at.HcYlckor’s Theatre in tho morning at 10:45. Heanion Church, Mitchell street, near Throop. -The Her. J. H. Walter will preach morning and evening. Church of the Messiah, Marline’s Hall. The Bev. B. Laird ColUor will preach in the morning at 10:45. No evening service. ' The. Bev. E. M. “Whitney will preach morning and evening at the Third Unitarian Church, as usual. - The Bev. C. W. Wendte will preach at IX a. m. at the Fourth, .Unitarian Church, corner of Prairie avenue and Thirtieth street. No evening service. • Unity Church, Oak Park. The Bev. ’J.O, M. Hewitt, pastor, will preach in the'morning on“ The Evidence of a Future Life of Conscious Selfhood.” • ' The corner-stone of the new church of the Messiah will be laid 00 Tuesdayfoflcrnoon at 3 o'clock, comer of Michigan avenue and Twenty-third street. ‘Plymouth Church, corner of : Indiana avenue ; and Twenty-sixth street. Preaching morning and evening hy the pastor, the Bev. W, A. Bartlett. ■ New England Church, comer of White and Dearborn streets. Preaching morning and evening by-tho pas tor, the Eev. L. T. Chamberlain. t U:' n porh Church, the Bev. 0. D. Hclmcr, pastor. - Union. Pork Church, tho Eev. O. u. —.«*■, pasu.. The Eer. Joseph Haven -will preach in .the morning and the Boy. E. E Goodwin In the evening. • St. Paul’s Church, comer of Wabash avenue and Peck court, - The Bev, Dr.'Bydor will preach; in the morning -upon the late bridge disaster in Dixon, Centenary Church, the 'Bov. J. O, Peck, pastor. Services morning and evening as usual. • Wabash Avenue Church," comer of Fourteenth street. The Per. J. L. G. McKeown will preach In the morning on “ALittle Sermon to little People, f and in tho evening to young men., , • •• - - First Church, comer* of Chirk and 'Washington streets. Services morning, and §^cnlng. Michigan Avenue Church, corner of Thirty-second street, the Bev. K. D. Sheppard, pastor.' Morning and evening services as usuaL_ ■ ' "Bcubon Street Church; nbar-'Milwaukee avenue. Preaching in the lecture-room by the Bov. W.*F. Stew art, ■ i-. - - • : • ■ Trinity. Church, comer, of Indiana .avenue!and Twenty-fourth street. Preaching iu tho morning by. tho pastor; in the evening by‘tho Bov. E. McChesney, of New Bedford, Maas. ; • First' Church, Wabash avenue, South'of -Hubbard court, the Bov.-W.-W. Everts, pastor.' Tho pastor will preacn in.the morning. -B. F. Jacobs .will conduct a Gospel meeting in the'evening., :.. - Indiana. ‘Avenue Ohapol; comer of Thirtieth street, Tho Bov. 2jt. Mitchell will preach in the 'morning; and. the Bev.-W. W.’Everto In-the evening, : - f ' Union Park Church, corner of West Washington and Paulina streets. Preaching morning and. evening by the Bev. Florence McCarthy. Evening subject, “What X Know About the Presbyterians.”, _ . ,/ , ’ , MKCEnuaneoua. ■ . Tho Bev. E. Fisk, of' Grand Bapids, will supply the desk at Murray ChajieV morning and evening.- ; - ~ :■ The Bev.- F. Einhards willpreach morning- and . evening at the English Evangelical- Lutheran .Church; * ■ Corner of Dearborn add Erie streets, this mozning. « * The Bev. A. X. Shoemaker will preach morning, and evening at the Caurch of God,.comcr,of Warren avo- ’ nue and Bobey street.. . • The Christadclphians win meet for. worship in the boll, corner of Lake and Desplolnes 1 streets; at 10:30 • o’clock thia momlng, ' • r - • . ‘ % • i • , Elder-Miles Grant will preach, in ' Advent. Christian Chapel, on Green street, near j Madison, morning and evening. • Tho Bev. A. D. Gullck will preach morning and even ing at the American. Befonricd Church, on WestWash-- ington street, near Ana. - ’ f * The Bev. Thomas “Wilson will lecture thinevening - before the Brethren of One‘Faith ' in** the hall, comer of Wood and West Lake streets, on “ The Howard of the Bighteous, Where Will it 80, in Heaven or on Earth.” - ; 4 Tl;e Chicago Progressive ’ Lyceum' meets at Grow’e WaTi - No. 517 West Madison street; at 1 p. m. ' Elder D. B. and Mrs. Mansfield will preach in Mis- IsbnHaU, No. 619 West Lake street, at 10:30 a. m. and 7:30 p.m.' ■ ~ r;: The Bev. C. Day Noble will T?reach to the- Second Ewedenborgian Society in tho Plymouth Congregation al Church, at 3 o’clock this afternoon,* on “The My thology of the Bible.”.. :v . / * . -- ‘ First Society of Spiritualists. Services -at No, 99 West Eandolph street, at 10:30 a. m. and’7:3o p. in. • . CALENDAR Tot? THE VVEHK. 7 : ' EPISCOPAL. ' , ; • Hay 11—Fourth Sunday after Easter.' .r. BOMAN CATHOLIC. ‘ * Jfay 11— Fourth Sunday after Easter. 1 - May 12—SS. Kerens, Achilleua, Domitflla, and Pan ‘cratios.MM. _ . ■ . j . -~ JTay 13—St. Isidore, B. O. D. - . : 3/^l4—3t. Lcot P. C. D.; St. Boniface, M. Monica, W.- ‘ , • May .ls—St. Waldus, B. O. May 17—St. Paschal Boylon, C. . ' '■ .'The Palestine exploration parties, English and-Amer . can, aro fairly at their work. ■, A Protestant ■ missionary in tho island of Tahiti writes encouragingly of religious movements there. The students of Andover Seminary, are to have the benefit of a number of lectures from the Bor. Dr. .■Woolsey, - - Tobacco, says the Ofirerrcr, is eschewed by. some of tho clergy, while others are chewing and smoking it. The Sunday-school workers of Bloomington,' Hi, hold Union Teachers’ Meetings once a month. A Nashville minister has cards distributed in the pows of his church’ with the" inscription, “Free seats and free salvation.” ; ; Gallon, 0., is said to have more fine churches and fewer Christians than any other place.of its size in the State. Ten’minion ono hundred and fifty-four thousand pounds represents tho annual sum required to sustain tho Church of England. r - The faithful Catholics of Belgium have sent SIO,OOO In gold to tho Holy Father during the month of March. The Rev. Mr. Gerritt, a Congregational minister of Stoddard, has been ordained an Episcopal minister in .Kecno, N.M, • * : A church’s prosperity, mentioned In an Eastern pa per last week, consisted In tho erection of sixteen ihcds for the shelter of teams. . ■ Seventy-two per cent of the written and published boo'-lroflcred the Sunday-School Library Committal American Unitarian Association were -ro- Mrs. Van Oott has returned to Sew England RTirt anaats of wonderful triumphs of grace ahe hao “tnoMedin the West. Her ordination to thenrinlatry still lingers. . It is stated that Mr- Aster has [presented. to Trinity Chnrcb,New York, two golden can high.. candle-sticks are appendages to Ritualistic worship. . Thera is a revival in progress in Cape May, ruck ac has not been eajoyed for many years. The Vholo AT DlXOy TO-DAY. SERVICES TO-DAY. PBESBTTEnUJT. XTKXTAEIAN. COKGREGATTOKAI.. METHODIST. baptist. ELSEWHERE. THE CHICAGO DAILY TRIBUNE: SUNDAY, MAY 11, 1873. community has been stirred, and -the various churches are receiving large accessions. . , . C.l. The well-known Libby Prison, In Richmond, Yu,, hSfl been* tranafontied into a Sunday-school room,'ahd is also used for. a house of .worship. * The Presbytery of Philadelphia has requested the General Assembly to submit an' amendment inserting “ rotary, Eldership” in the Constitution to a yoteof the Presbyteries. • t A Methodist clergyman ■who applied to an Eastern,. Conference for employment was turned away with tha. answer that the pulpits were all filled. He was advised by a well-meaning brother to 44 go West,” j The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania-has formally (Tedded—reversing the decision of a lower court—that the exercises of. a Sanday-schpol do not. come under thd legal definition of “divine - service.” ’ - 1 r. A. correspondent'of .tho A llgemwie Ztitung, writing from Jerusalem, says that .the Catholic, Armenian, and Greek dergy or that city. arc Just now In a statajof. great anxiety, owing to premonitions of : coming perse ;• The corner-stone recently laid for the new American c church in Borne,; by the Hov. Mr." Kevin/ Is' really .as well as figuratively an American corner-stone, having - been sent from Dr. Kevin's former pariah, in Bethle-j hem. Pa. .... Among the curious requests received by. the - Fulton street, New York, prayer-meeting is; 44 Pray that bur pastor may be removed from us. Ho bos broken up our little band, and wo are a scattered ilocki” ’ . They say that when the hour of death drew, hear to. the late Bishop McDvaihe, he asked his friend,* Dr . ;' -Cams, to off or prayer. 'When asked if he desired the form jof the Prayer-Book to be used, he replied, “Ko ? . make the prayer yourself.” ; .* Every year, the Orthodox Friends come nearer totiTo' Evangelical brotherhood in form, ceremony, and proc .tice., It is quite common how to carpet the iloors^nd cushion the seats of, the meeting-house. .. r , - : „ y' ' Several times. during the pesent meeting of the Deg-. lelaturcs of New Jersey and Now York, in tho absence - of the Chaplains,.tha dally sessions have been opened with prayer by members of their respective Houses,'at - the request of the presiding officer. • - / r i ” : -- : 1 The Clergymen’s Mutual Insurance League of * the 7 Episcopal Church, now numbers 1,018 members. The; members pledge themselves simply to pay two dollars each to the family or hairs of any member, who dies; The heirs of the last deceased member therefore r re ceived $2,035. -Father Gavazzi, writing of tho recent dastardly at tempt of some Jesuits to blow up his place of worship. atltorae during service, states that had the shell been *■ better sealed tho slaughter would have been as the room was crowded to suffocation. y ., - The Bev. J. M, Jameson, formerly of ,Ohio,wTites'tbal, the Methodists have no church edifice in Idaho Terri-* . tory. He recently preached in the United Stales Court room in Idaho City to a crowded congregation,,who. pledged themeelvcfi to support a minister if one could. be sent to themi ' The 44 Bey.” Olympia Brown has committed herself in marriage to Mr, John Willis, “in obedience,” sug-> gests the Connregationalxat, “to the conceived spirit' of the apoetoue precept that, a Biahop ought to be the wife of one husband.” . . r | - There are eight kinds of kisses mentioned in the Scripture. The kiss of salutation (1 Sam. xx,, 41): of valediction (Huth i., 9); of reconciliation (2 Bam."xlv., 83); of subjection (Ps. it. 12); of approbation (Prov, xriv., 2fl); of treachery (Matt, xxiv., 49); of affection (Gen. xxix., 13); of holy charity (1 These, v., 26). . The Brooklyn Tabernacle Fair, with the masquerade marriage performed by Mr. Talm&ge, is outdone .by ; a masked ball somewhere on the Pacific Coast, at which young ladles appeared as orange girls and Gleopatras.. gypsies, and Greek goddesses, Bach cl at the well,, and- Hebe's in Olympus; and all for the advancement of _ religion and the payment of a church debt. 9 ‘ The Bov. Dr. Lorick Pierce, of Macon, Ga., is one *qf the oldest clergymen in active service, having reached his 88th birthday on March 24 last, after sixty-eight' years in the ministry of the Methodist ChurchHe says that ho has only recently learned how to preach,; and that ago has rendered more clear, and distinct hia vision of religious truths. - - The call for a mass meeting of Spiritualists of Amer ica, to take place in Cincinnati, beginning Mar 23, Is numerously signed by men and women from all porta .of the country. The object of the gathering la to con sider the question of more thorough the eradication' of public prejudice, and' the prefi&nta-*. tlon of higher religious claims. : t. . The Boston Congregatiorialist tells the English lude- . pendent that there is a very general impression in this country that English Oongregationalista *re,to a consid erable extent, doclrinally “lax” In regard to the doc trine of the future punishment of the wicked. Al . though it hopes it may not be true, still it thinks that there has been a wide departure from the ancient ways in England In that regard. In answer to the false but often repeated chargee that foreign missionaries accomplish little or nothing, it is well to lay some emphasis on the fact that the re sults in the foreign field for the past ten years have, yielded moro converts, in proportion to the labor ex-' pended, than the home field ; about 300,000 soals-have* renounced heathenism during that time. The largest church in the world, numbering 4,500 members,.is in Hilo, on the Island of Hawaii, not yet fifty years re moved from the most debased savageism. . ; . The New York Tribune states that great efforts are .making by influential Episcopalians in Massachu setts to choose as the Bishop of that, diocese the Bev. Dr Dix, of Trinity Church of this city. Letters ad dressed by members of the standing committee t<* Bishop Neelv, of Maine, Bishop Bissell, of Vermont, and others, liavc elicited for these gentlemen testimo nials to the eminent fitness for *the position possessed by our distinguished fellow-citizen which cannot fail to produce a strong influence in his favor. If Dr. Dix should bo chosen, Massachusetts will,- three times in succession, have paid us the compliment of select ing her chief minister from our parish churches. At the Northwestern Convention of the Episcopal Church; held in Cleveland last week; it was { deter mined to increase its missionary work at least 50 per cent during the coming year, and also to carry out tbo recommendation of Bishop Bedell, that the now work of the Convention should be as far as possible In the direction of assistance to church building. A resolu tion was also passed. strongly disapproving the inter polation in the church service of any prayers other than those found In the Prayer-Book; and the Inviting or permitting persons who have not received Episcopal ordination to officiate as ministers in any office in any of the churches. . .: - • Speaking of the expense of New York City choirs, ■the Evening Post says that more money is spent in that city on choirs than in any other city of the world, not -; excepting even London or Paris. Tho tariff of sala ries has -been greatly enhanced of late. A few years ago .SI,OOO was considered a very large stipend’fcr an ' organist, while SSOO to SBOO. easily, satisfied the moat exacting soprano. Now, however, there oro a dozen Or more organists who receive from $2,500 to $3,000 a year, and tho average soprano thinks herself but poor ly remunerated with SI,OOO. One lady of eminence In tho musical' profession, recently declined the offer of a $5,000 salary from ono of our principal churches. . The bark of Peter has ridden out a good many spells of nasty weather in Its time; perhaps it will ride out this one, as well. But the outlook is decidedly squally. Here Is a leading Italian newspaper, the Dfrfffcy print ing articles on democracy in religion, in which it urges the Government to borrow a leaf from recent Swiss legislation, and bring in a law enabling tho people in each parish to elect thedr priest, and making their-vote; the tins qua non of his installation. The DiriiXo insists that this la the next logical stop in tho path upon , which European statesmanship htsnowfdlly.entercd, and cites os a"precedent the case of the Marpnites of, Mount Lebanon, who are In communion with* the gee and recognized by it as CatholicOhrlstJansr and who yet have always retained and exerciaed.thtt right of electing their pastors. 1 ' ~ i ; The Evangelical Alliance, which; is to meet In New York the - coming October, promises to bathe greatest gAthpjfag yet witnessed in this country. Between 800 and 1,000 delegates' from ’ Europe and the East arc expected to bo present. ' Tho British laics, Germany, France,’ Spain, Bassia, Scandinavia; Italy, 'the -Netherlands, Indio, China,- Australia, British North America, South and Central America, and our own country will ,be represented in the Con ference by such men as Tischendorf, .Tan Oosterzec,; Hoffman, Calms, Dr. Domcr, WUllam Arthur, Bing, Bishop Simpson, Dr. Warren,‘of Boston, Dr. Vlhcont, of Now York, representatives from tho South ern States, and probably, though it is not yet certain, •Dolllnger, Hyacintbc, and such representative men of tho.Cachollo-rufonn movement. The topics to be dis cussed are: Christian - Union,. Christianity and Infi delity, Christian Life, Protestantism and Bomanlsm, Christianity and Civil Government, Foreign and Do mestic Missions, Christianity and Social Evus, Sunday- Schools, etc. A report on the state of religion in each country represented in ‘ the. conference will also bo made. ; ; Fashionable Christianity in London is growing to bo very amusing. - People are now invited to prayer meetings precisely os they are invited to s social soiree, or an evening party. The Newcastle Chronicle prints, with tho exception of names, dates, and places, the fol lowing transcript of a card which it has received: •'« Hr. and propose (D. V.) to hold a Bible reading on . evening, - at 7# o’dock, when tlio com pany of friends is roqncsted. Subject; Rev. 3d. Ecad hifffrom 7« Morning dress.” Under such a prescription as'to costume, one can faintly im agine the consternation which, might ensue if a oueat should arrive In a business coat or an afternoon gown. It also suggests the possibility that evening • and. perhaps, oven fancy dresses, may yet be allowed at prayer-meetings. A writer In the Broad Oiureh man also states that he recently got a card of Invita tion. which, as far as the body of it; was concerned, might have applied to a dance or a card party, but In tho comer were the characters “ Too endlP.” After; long study he discovered that the cabalistic sign stood for Tea and Prayers. Ho went, and when he found them banding Bibles round on a tray, like refresh ments, he left disgusted, without waiting for the Tea or tho Prayers. CLOUDS. . , j I saw a cloudlet, ycstcro’on, Taled on a fulgent ray,— - < God’s swansdowu in God’s azure poised God’s golden thread its stay. . Heaped in the East, to dizzy height, Hark’hlng the Evening’s red, . » A mure! front of Ihky mist * - i Scowled o’er the Day’s deathbed,' < The doudlet lost its anchoring ' ■ j And sailed in beauty free, ; - I To meet its wrath-cowled kin arraydi Beyond tho ether-sea. Alosl in half-an-hour it loomed t - a Jagged merlon high •.. - I Upon the buttressed battlement! . j That forUficd the sky. Gone was its snowy ' J Fierce was its craggy form; It even threw a pall athwart 5 Tho ramparts of the storm, »■' ~ J I have seen Joyous human hearts • . • Lose ©very loving trait, _ ? And cloak themselves, till Death did come, in nmhrxl neon. «nd hxtn. johs MoQo^ -/•REVIEW- OF AMUSEMENTS./ .■- r ■■ '* ■•* - *V'» i V -! ATHETDRAMATr”: —:: Therein statement of .the drama on the boards at-MoYickerVwillbe signalized -by the appear* ance of the favorite actor, Edwin Adams, } who opens to-morrow evening as Haphael in “The" , Marble; .Heart; * or, the ' Sculptor’s Drekm,”, a character isf which'he is without arrival‘ ‘on the American stage! i This will he the bill for Hon-; dayaud Tuesday evenings, tho cast of cKarad tera being as follows : ; ; * } <- - cHlaioxiiia nc tHJs dbeaicT'. 1 ‘ \ 'PMdIiS. tho'Bculplori. L .V... . v .. ..'.Edwin Xd&mA Alcibiaacs, the General M, J. Pendleton Georgias, a rich, citizen of Athena.. f . M . JV, H. Pqwot* TDibgQidß; the cynlo phfloaopheh.. I .-.'‘..James O’Kell Strabon, a slave..*.Neil Grey Thea. .‘IT *• . - . -[*.•/•••.• .....MaryMyers. Aspaaiai i “RtattiM ' J •'•••••*♦.. Ida Yell' f • : 1 ••••-•-:.H.:f.Corrießray L— . Jennie Bray “ • - ’ CHA2LIOTZBS IN THE MtVi - ~ •.»*/• Raphael Dbchalet;/... '5.1 ....7...1 JJ, .Edwin Adams - Ferdinand V01age..... J. T . l.'i» ...James O’Neil Mdha. Vcau'dore, , " ,W. H. Power ’Viscount -Ohateanmargeaux.-i A;;.. ::t ... ~;Ed, Barry Lord Merton...t.. J.c ; .F. Ellison Fred, DcCourcy. ......... M, J. Pendleton* John .......A .‘..F.Mosely Mademoiselle M&rko..7AA..\ . .Octavia Alien riqmpntinfl,,. -- T TT _ r M>fWw ‘ Moriette.. ..Jolla Barrington' Fedora. .'...'.........1. ;;Josle Martin Julie A....Carrie Bray - Marie.... ..........t..... T r t ..... ,M ft ry Myers Madame DnchaQet'..:....... Stone&U: The rare old comedy of “Wild Data ” yfll 'ho presented on Wednesday and Thursday evenings, ■ iriUrMr. -Adams ih h h ' matchless and‘dellghlfiil : imp*orßbn'atioh of the role of Rover., Tho .re-, ihainihg parts will be token by the host members 'of'tho* company, ? including Mr. O’Neil, Mr." Kerch, Mr. Barry, Mr. Power, Mr. Mrsl Allen, and Mrs. Myers. Mr., Adams’ great 'specialty! “Enoch Arden,” is'in course o( active : preparation; and will soon bo produced. ; ’ * l HOOLEY’S THEATRE.- - ' i Owing to tho extraordinary success which has - attended, the production of - “Bisks” at Hooley’a Theatre, during the past week, which has wit ncssed a continuation of very large and fashion-. ahlo : audiences in aIL sorts -of • weather, and in ’spite of-Btrong counter attractions, the piece will remain on the boards this .week. It has un dergone the most marked , improvement at'the hands of the "author and of the company since 1 its initiatory performance,' and is now one of tho - most thoroughly pleasing and entertaining plavs among tho long list of successes at: Hooleya. .’Wo do not remember to have seen a modem play in which a nicer degree of skill has been shown by tho author In the blending of the serious aud humorous—the relief of sentimental and melan choly situations ,by the introduction of tho comedy element. Just as the audience are begin ning to experience tearful tendencies on account . of the Borrows ot Bella and- her friends, pops in .the irrepressible . life insurance agent ,in the /person of Dillon, and sets everybody to laughing aU : . the- more .heartily from the fact that they were getting ready to cry a moment before,! The characters of especial excellence, both as drawn by the author and/ portrayed ..by.the actors, are those sustained by Miss O’Connor, Mr. Dillon,: end Mr. Soggs.. The same might be said of Mrs. Maeder, if she would impart a more sympathetic - tinge to her impersonation, and of Mr. Blaisdell. but for his limited etoclr of natural sentiment and . his .meagre. introduction of Judicious by play! Tho play ris nicely endowed in scemo effects.; Nothing more- realistic and elaborato has been produced in Chitago than the suporb ficene representing.the Varney.vilia. • We notice TTnnnflrrmn • in the chair of the orchestra conductor. This gives assurance of some choice and popular music. ; ACADEHX OT MUSIC. ‘ ” [ The regular dramatic season- at the Academy of Music closed last’oveningby a complimentary benefit to Manager Gardiner, tendered to him by •many of our loading citizens as on earnest of thoir appreciation of his liberality and enterpriea as an aznnsemont caterer, and bis genial, attrac tive qualities as a gentleman.. No one will dia 'pnte.that he richly deserved noth accounts.. The house was literally jammed

with a small portion of his many Tho entertainment provided was “ Tho- Streets of Kew.York,” which was effectively .rendered by tHeladies aiid gentlemen of'the Academy I com pany, assisted by a nnmbcr'of volunteer aftiats. • This week -the Academy is to be held by .tho . company from Mr. Josh Hart’s ] The atre = Comiqne! New York, .which * J includes the woll-known. performers Hamganj and Hart, ilisa - Jennie Hughes, . Miss rKittio O’Neil, Frank Korns, John Queen,.'and’ many others. Burlesque, drama, farce, minstrelsy, pantomime, character songs, dancings .etc., will bo tho nature of the entertainment,-too ~ quality of which is amply assured hy the known ability and strength of the Theatre. Cbmique combina tion; Tho usual Wednesday and Baturday mati nee performances will bo' given. ■ * atken’s theatbe. The celebrated San Francisco Minstrels, one of the oldest, and .best-known-parties in the burnt-cork lino, are to • occupy the stage at AiVim’i Theatre this wcek. - The organization in cludes, among others,' the groat “ end men ” and comedians,' Hilly Birch and Charley Backus; lU cardo, who will be romombored as a male prims donna of extraordinary vooah peculiarities; a fine quartotto, consisting of F. S. Wainbold, C. S. Fredericks, Beaumont Kead,andJ.' Nome; John son and Bo were,' the popular song and dance ar tisls-ahd Mullaly's fine.'orchestra.The pro gramme contains, in' tbo 'first port, ballads by- Fredericks, Wamnold, and Hoad, -with jcomio ditties by Birch, and Backus. au<La roaring finale, and in tuo second park, Let Me Bo,**' by John son and Powers : a ballad bv3oauinout Bead ; “ Tho Meeting of Stanley and Livingstone, ,by Billy Birch and Charley Backus; BorUsquo Prima Donna,” by Ricardo;. “The - Alabama Twiiis,” by Johnson and Powers; a flute solo by Mr; Withers; and “ The Merry Wives of Wind eor,” by Backus, Birch, Ricardo, Gibbons, John-' sonu. and Powers. ' „. f ' I ; , \ J .Next'week, L'aura Kccno - and her Comedy- Combination ,aro to ■ play ani. engagement * at' Aiken’s.', /.,.>ll : c '._* + _ ' OLOF"E V.. ... ! '"Miss : Charlotte’ 'Stanley., a .‘lady, HtfipdiWg on.the Easiozn stage, is. to play ah engagement at the . Globe Theatre this week,'appearing in a'ncw,sensational drama entitled Secrets.pf City Life.- _pho comca. woll recommcndcd' by., the «ow ; - ' MVERB* OPERA-HOUSE.'f • " f - J Thb Kitty Rlahcliard Burlesque jCombipation 'remains another wcclr, continuing l the 'perfprm-r 'ance of the bright.-extravaganza. *?BadDickey •• •Miss K&tiblilaliew," a. strong favorite m .Chi cago, makes rher first" appearance, to-morrpwV: evening. Now songs and dances wm ho intro duced* throughout -the of , -Lad Dickey.” *Hr. .McKco Bahkiu wlfi-alflo appear each ovouihg In a favorite farce.. ; ; ■_ | r worthy pbojeoT. - - - • • 1 r 'With' that sympathy and generosity which •so • strongly characterize the'histrionic profession,* the members of Mr; HooleVs company get up a farewell benefit for Mr. Charles u somnne of the.oldest ondhest known of-Chicago actors, inasmuch as he has played in every, thea tre built in this city.since losp. Hehasbeen seri ously ill for some time past, and is about to -rc-- tiro from the stage. Mr. Hooley' has kmqly, tendered tbo use of the theatre for the occasion,, and it is probable that tbo benefit performance will bo arranged to take place at an early day* , . EOREPAUGH’S OBHAI SHOW,.- .. Adam Eorepaugh’a Mammoth -.Aggregation,. consisting of five immensej pavilions, is ’ bibit this week in Chicago, for the first four days on tho corner of Madison and Ehzabeth streets, and on Friday and' . Saturday on tho cornet of- State and Twohiy-aecond streets- Prom .thepublic know of Adam Foropangh as a show man in' tho past, as a man whom if may be tram-j fully said thkt he gives the largest and beet show, that travels, and who, to a .greater extent th»p any one else in the business, advertises wpatho shows and shows what he advertises, no fisk is Incurred in 'Baring that this will ho : the great " show of - : -tb'o " season; .■ ™' Chicago. Everybody remembers , . the Eplendid combination of ainhsing and liistruc ■tivo features oihihited hero last season by.’ * Forepaugh, who, while in Chicago, _sustained a severe loss in the death of the world-renpwnea elophant, Borneo. The place thns made vacant has boon supplied by another fine eiephantino greatness, christened Borneo, Jr. In fact, as we learn by tho, flattorag and on thusiaatie comments of the press of Washington, Baltimore, Philadelphia, and Pittsbmrgh, ■ Biq Majesty, kah n, the First Among Showmen,'’has completely eclipsed all his former efforts, imd lor the season of 1873 has bmlt up a positively stupendous organization. It now c ° m P"-?5 t menageries, filisd with the rarest and fines specimens of tho animalkingdom; two mruep™, in which are found a vast collection of works of art and mechanism; and, last hut n least in excaUenco of interest, a tot-clasa circus made np of some of tho worlds formers. • In a word, the show of snperior in every respect to that of whan wo have said, that, the strongest guarantee-is Given. % : A atreot pageant, cq .. . mg the five great fiboira, will traverse p’iS thoroughfares. It will bo a sight wolli worth seeing.' i *•' * OE2fEBAI» GOSSIP. ' : ib ♦ Mr: Macrcody waa .tbe original Vtrginius, Caiua Gracchus, and TFC&nn Tell* J ; Bisnor Blitz has sailed for Europe. leftTinf tEe •• alaight-of-hand business to thirty-two men of the same-name. • A’ “ popular and moral theatre ” is to be started at Berlin. sometimes happens that the moral theatreria not popular, and the popular theatre not moral; . ~ ; Hr. Sotheru has appeared with great success m-Squire Chuckles , m a play entitled “Tho .Squire’s Last Shilling*” written byHenryJ. By .xon, and performed last week at W&llack’s The atre. -:-"r v*v .• - ' 1 "Ah actor 1 named Yance recently visited an In dianapolis editor, struck him across the face with his cane/and tried to fire a pistol, which wouldn’t off. The actor did, however, as soon as the editor got hold of a chair. -Ifrfifta ?,mma Fullmer,' a yonng and handsome ’actress connected.with a Vienna theatre, recent ly quarreled with', her lover, a banker, took strychnine in , bis presence, and died in great torture. , , , The Lord Mayor of' London has consented to take the chair at the next annual banquet for the-- benefit;: of> tho Boval General Theatrical Fund, which will bo:celebrated tho first week in Junojnext. At a theatre [in the town of "West Hartford, England, there has been produced a play, founds •©d upon" a local murder/in which the principal-act or—a woman—achieves success bo cause she is “ the very image of the murderer!”. TChis is dramatic realism for you. t ‘ ' Madame 'Celeste has again returned-to the ’ stage, this, time; in Liverpool.. Miss. “ Edith I Gray,” a young actress who has met with much "success in the provincial cities of England, is -said to bb a daughter of Celeste. She will ap pear os juliei at the Haymarkefc Theatre, Lon don, soon. . . “ The Winter’s Tale” has been revived with much excellence of detail at tho Walnut Street Theatre, Philadelphia, and the production has received warm approval from tho public. Tho cast is good.' Madame J&nauschek is the Her fnione, Milnes Leviok the Zeontes , Mr. Yining Bowers tho AxUolycus, and Mr. W. A. Chapman the Clown , ' The New York Star, speaking of Mr: Fech ter’s:fiißt appearance at the Giand Opera-Hpuso, says: 1 ‘Down to the fourth act the Fechter ver sion of ‘Monte Cristo’ is sbont as stupid as tha 20th chapter of Exodus, the revised statutes, or Tilton’s Life of the Modem Demosthenes.”* Comparing this with some of tho laudatory no tices of the play in tho other NcftYork papers, it is reasonaDle to suspect.that tho Star man is prejndiced. Bistori is expected * in England at an early period of the present season. Bhe brings to that country a now drama, written for her by the author of “ Elizabetto Begins d’lnghilterra,” a play in which she produced a profound im pression. The name -of the new drama is “ Mary Antoinette,” and it is said that her im personation of the unfortunate Queen is sur pasringly beyond even her former efforts. : Sothem and Fechter go to Long Branch ihia summer; so do Edwin Booth and Lester; Wal lack, who have cottages there.' The 'sea seems to hare great . attractions for the theatrical profession: nearly all the stars in this direc tion go to Long Branch except Charlotte Cush man, who, with a yearning for the ocean, goes to Newport. Somebody whispers at our side, “ Perhaps actors like to watch the playing of the surf.” * A TTanenj» City Peeping Tom, who got a ladder," after the ballet, and peeped over the scenes to see with his own eyes how the fairies trans formed themselves into humans again, was de tected by one of the damsels and “soused” -.with: a .-.Ducket of dirty water. And then the actors, and rapes, and property men, and every body kicked and pounded him, and thrust him out into outer darkness, and now he is opposed to the drama on moral grounds. • * j The sensation at Niblo’s is the performance of Lulu, the female gymnast. Lulu is a splendid acrobatic artist, and performs some remarkably daring acts upon her aerial trapeze and plat form; butthe great feat, that of bounding sud-’ denjy into the air from the stage to the. plat form, and her triple somersault.from tho bar to the net, fairly electrifies the audience. Notwith standing the fact that some powerful machinery is used to give the performer an impetus, tho bound is wonderful for its originality and. the daring of its execution. Mi ah Ncilson willsuccoed Bouoic&nlt at Booth’s Theatre on the,l2th.of May, appearing as Amy Robaart, iu a drama founded on ‘‘Kenilworth.” The piece is to be presented with magnificent scenery. This will be Mr.-Edwin Booth’s last effort, for the present, as a manager. When the career .of Kenilworth 1 ’ terminates/ Mr. Jnniua Brutus Booth will enter upon his term of man agement of this theatre, which is to extend over a period of five years. The engagement made by Mr. Edwin.Booth with, Mr. Jefferson is to con tinue in force, and that comedian will open tho new season, - The Shabspeare Library authorities. London, have raised a fund to procure all procurable copies-of the first, second, and third folio edi tions of Shakspearo. Tbo collection contains a copy of the fourth folio, by Messrs. Henry Botheran & Co.; of the fac-similo of the first folio, by Howard Staunton; of an original quar to, * l Henry V.” (1603), and other volumes; by J,. -O.rHalliwell; of Boydeh’s splendid folio Shaks peare, by the late James Hunt; of Knight’s Pic torial Shakspearo,, by the Birmingham Book Club; of the Shakspearo Society’s publications, •by Sebastian Evan; ,of memorials of the tercen tenary, by Samuol and> one of Halli well’s magnificent folio edition. ‘ . x . * This from the Arcadian, concerning tho rights of managers: ‘‘Mosttheatrical people remember • the case wherein Mr. Booth was sued for refus ing admittance to two purchasers of tickets. The case camo to no conclusion, although ‘it was onoof much interest to the whole community. Mr.-Daly has avoided‘all chance of trouble by .printing upon his tickets words which gives-him the power to withdraw them upon repayment of 'their price. 'Tho plan has worked well, but we could wish that there were some law upon the 'subject? so that managers could bo certain as to their rights. : It may, however, be some i satis faction for" them to know that several of'the • most prominent lawyers in this city ■ are agreed* upon the point that a theatre-is so far* private ' that' admission to it can bo legally refused toany -'one whoso presence would be'in . tiny nyumer : objectionable, and,-furthermore; that _ neither -Congress nor Legislature can over-ride .this right.” . ; : ‘ ' .• During Passion week, In Parla, the Odeon prp duood. Massenet’s .sacred play, .“.Mary.Magda-; Icnj ” a realistic piece of the old type. . The stage effect marred by some uovoufc . people who went to the rehearsal, and ‘being •shocked at the bald treatment or the'legend on which the drama is founded, wrote.to the Pre fect of Police, imploring him to withdraw the -license which M. Jules Slmoxthad granted t to the ‘author. 'They did not obtain all they wanted, .the Prefect only .consenting to • suppress tho Blage:. acccswmes and,, costumes, .which, ho . ' thbughfc profanoly theatrical. M. Massenet en deavored to -supply tho effect by issuing with gratuitous libretti , a colored 'pictnro of the ar tists as they would have appeared but for police , interference... 'The choruses \came upon. the stage m deep mourning. ~ ’ ' • DODGING THB COLORED ELEMENT. The St. Louis BepubUcan explains as follows the dodge resorted to in Vicksburg to shut out colored people from attending public amuse * meats: otter futility of endeavoring to hoist the color ed people of this country into.social equality .with tholr white neighbors la amusingly illustrated by a device adopted by theatrical managers and. other caterers to the amusement-going population of Missis sippi. where tho moat exacting social rights | <mact xnents are In fore©: . Tho colored people won’t and can*t support tho places of amusement and the travel- Inir shows, and the whiles will of course go where no negro Is permitted between tho wind and their nobility, and so amusement managers have stopped ■riling tickets to their entertainments, and exhibit only to invited guests. Tbe form of admission ticket adopted-is somewhat as follows: _ • Yzossmma, Miss.,) : March—, 1873. J CARD &I . .You are respectfully invited (o witness (to-night) the .Pri vate entertainment of Marshall b - Co.’s Eotal Jafaxess Tboupz, under the managed ment of the Vicksburg Dra ma! to Association. To defray expenses, you are expected to contribute sl., To secure ad mittance, this ticket must be presented and delivered >at tbe door of the Theatre by the person''to whom It is ad dressed. j For the Dramatic Asto clation. \ ■ ; or ISVUAXIO a. • Section. 80w..'. ; Seat..... The announcement has already becnj made that WDM® Collins has dramatized his. latest novel,'" The New Magdalen,” and transferred the right for. the production of the play ;m the : United States to Mie* Carlotta LcClercq. j Other, writera, however, it ia understood, have been busily at work on “ versions ” of the novel, and of them Mx. Collins scorns to, have been fore-, warned, fonin a letter recently received hy Miss LeClercq from him, he says: . \ If you are threatened ■with competition on Die rrt of the stealer* of plays, let the public know that have reserved scenes and effects for the authors own dramatic version, which are not to he found ia the novel. I finished t&e play before I finished the published story. "While the prologue and the first act follow that published story closely, the second act (at the end) departs from It altogether, and~ contalns~aii' entirely new situation. The third, and last, act also presents scenes and effects which have been purposely altered and varied in the novel. Thanhs to these pro* cautions, the thieves who may plunder me successfully at the beginning of the story will be quite unable to match the latter of it. The one complete version of “ The New Magdalen ” to to seen in America is the" version which I have confided to your care.' ; , * • WILSIE OOLUHS. London, April X 9, 1873. : ' It is probable that Miss LeCleroq will appear in thin drama at Niblo’s Garden, New York, and at the Academy of Music in this city, • MUSICAL. _ The brief season of five performances of Ital ian opera'at MoYickeris, under the direction of Mr...Maretzek, closed yesterday afternoon with 11 The daughter of the. Begiment,” with. Mme.' Lucca in the. title role. A detailed holloa of this performance is deferred. -The season.in general has been a very decided success, artistically and pecuniarily. The audiences have been large, with the exception of a single evening, and at two or thro a of the performances the house was .uncomfortably crowded. The operas have been “Faust,'* with Mmo. Lucca; “Martha,” with Miss Kellogg; “Mignon” and “Bon Giovanni ’* with both prime donne; and “ The Daughter of the Begiment,” with Mme. Lucca. The most seri ous objection to the season was that.; with but one exception, no opera was presented in which Mmo. Lucca had J not‘already appeared before the Chicago public. The operas of ‘T/Africaino,” *Xhe Huguenots, 1 * and “Der Freyschnetz,” hold a prominent place in this lady’s repertory, and it would have- been gratifying if oho or* more of them had been presented. . , The;; main reason why this was not the case is tb~be found in Mr. Maretzok’s desire that the: accessories- .of his operas should be complete and -satisfactory, ■ and ho feared that this was impossible-in the: prosont. season., Fortunately/ the pleasure-, of seeing Mmo. Lucca in a wide range of operas .is. only deferred, and not lost. It is probable that. she .will return to Chicago some time during Oc tober. - • *■ . „ It is definitely arranged that Mme. Lucca shall spend another year in America. -Although the lady is announced in an extended list of operatic stars to appear in London daring the summer' season, she will not return to Europe. She will spend the summer months among tho moun tains in absolute rest, and. resume, under Mr. Maretzek’a management, in the fall season.' Sir. Maretzek will retain M. Jamet and Signor Yiz zani in his company, and will add a new ichor, a new prima donna, and a new. contralto, thus strengthening, his organization for the coming season. Mme. Lucca has mode a deep impres- * eion on tho Chicago musical public, which will welcome her,back at 01l times with a glad and enthusiastic reception. • - - 4 Mr. Mov Stfakosoh will also be . in the > field next season with. an - Italian opera troupe of much pretension,. The leading feature will be*- in the person of Milo. Nilsson, whoso appear ance in opera will be particularly gratifying to the Chicago public, as she did not appear in this, city in the operatic tour of her second year in America. During that time Chicago had’ no bouse for operas, and was pretty busily engaged: with more serious business. The i deta3fl of Mr.' Btrakosch’s Italian" season have not yet been fully announced, bat lie promises a first-class company,- with Arditi, the celebrated composer,, as the leader of his orchestra. * The Marotzek troupe take a special train'to day for. Milwaukee, where a short season, of operatic performances will be given. ■ The gen eral season will, end with a week’s performances in New York City. - . ’ LOCAL MUSICAL KOXES. Mr. Frank G. Bolmer and. his excellent quar tette will give their second grand concert at St. Mary’s Church, on Sunday evening. May 18. The following is the programme for this after noon’s concert at the North - Side, Turner Hall,- which occurs at 3 o’clock: " : ■ ' •1; Soldier’s March. > r• 2. Overturoto “Turandot Lacbnfcr 3. Paraphrase—“Agalhe.' i .....-0. Biith 4. Potpourri—“ The Opera-Glass”....;..Diefh6 .6. fOvorturemO 1 6. KCavutiirvfrom the opera of “The > Carl Heineman I Bing,” conducted by composerJ - 7, “Pizzicato 9 Polka.. Strauss «. Waltz—**FeakoGeiater Strauss o,.Potpourr “Prdciosa Weber 10. Quadrille—“ Concordia ...V- .Grmgl Tho programme for the Vdrwaerts’,Turner Hall concert, which also occurs at 3 o’clock this after noon, is as follows■ ■ ■ : ~ r 1. March—“ Souvenir de Paris ’’ ■ ....Bllso 2. Overture—“ PromethcUa ” Beethoven 3. Waltz—“ My Life is Love and Joy ‘.-Strauas 4. Potpourri—** Robert L’Diablo ”, .Meyerbeer 6. Cavatina—“ Barber of Seville*V.^.Botaini, 6. ** Tbe for comet.". Schaeffer 7. Overture—“ Xonua”... ..Bellini 8. Finale from “ Lohengrin”...,.. Wagner 9. “Amazon” Quadrille....! ...Budlck “ TILE TOL-HtnLLKA” is the title of a new musical-journal of attractive character, published by George Woods A Go., of Cambridgeport, Mass.g-the second number-of, -which is received, - with the following con tents: '• , Not to be played much till 1900: Poetry —ol era!(line; The Voice; To Comuosera and Other*; ’ Mr. I-aiig's Concerts: Local Mnsic; “Sixteen Foot Tone:” Where :>S the Difference 7 ; An Evening with the Apollo Club; 1 Poetry—My Mistress* Boots ; Decidedly Novel;, Paga -ninl; Seeing the Form of Music;: Our Choirs—No. 3; How Touching I; The Temple Quartette; Easter Mualo. in Boston; Music —“O'Bless the Lord,'My Sou] .V*, Gerty’a Glove, Besting Place; Our Music;'Rev. .Henry- Ward Beecher on Organists; A German Organ;. What .They Say of tia. ’■ ■ ■ , ■ MUSICAL NOTES. Tlioy have a colored opera troupe in Washing ton, D. O. .. . . i ’ . Tamberlik’s opera company, has just been ;dls banded. - . Rubinstein goes to Europe,’May 24. His American tour has been very profitable. 1 j- ■ Max Strakosbh sailed for Europe last v(cek.' He will return about Aug, 15, ;and-two weeks', later Miss Nilsson will arrive. | . It will take four entire evenings to produce ' Wagner’s new opera, “The-King of theNiebaltm geh,” which is to appear nextyear. ; ■- Miss GraziellaEidgway,. the' soprano, of Ole Bull’s concert, troupe, has' .been engaged by the choir of Trinity Church, New.Hayca..,- ' j... r At a concert lately given at.-Milan, MeSßrs. Bhakspearo and Byron appeared, the former as a pianisc, the latter as a singer. This is certainly a curious combination of names. - Wieniawald will form a concert troupe,-and start ou a Western tour to extend as far as Ban Francisco. The “ Eubinstcln Concert Troupe,” which first included Bubinstein, Wie niawaki, Liobhart, and Ormeny, has beondis bauded. . ’ ■ David Laurie, of Glasgow, has just, sold .to a distinguished musical amateur in Edinburgh a rmagnifleent Cremona violin, known as tho. “ Sancy Stradvarina.” for the large sum of £350. Tho data of tho violin is 1713, and it is in per fect preservation. - ’ ! M. Manrice Strakosch has purchaaed'tiie ex clusive right to perform Verdi’s. “ Aida ” in tho United States. Ho has engaged M. Manrei; the baritone, who will receive 12,000 franca a month. Tho costumes for tho opera will cost, wo under stand, 60,000 franca. , ' Handel's “ Messiah” is about to bo performed under the very nose of the infidel Turk, ’ in Is-' tamboul Itself. This march of musical Chris tianity. however, does not proceed at the instance of the Turk himself. TheEoglish residents in Constantinople are organizing the performance. “Viola Fisani,” the new opera.by Forelli,' founded on Bnlwe'r’a story of “ Zanoai,”: and recently produced at tho Bcala, Milan, was| a dis mal failure. Campanini took part in it; bat his voice was husky and uncertain, ; though in' “Lohengrin,” a few days before, he had sung with groat purity. , - j Bubinstein, playing in Albany the other-night, stopped in the middle of a piece, remarking, « What do the stupid people mean by their ever lasting running about ? It is quite impossible to play,*” He then rose,.bowed, and.left tlJoplat form, to which he refused to return to play. - The Journal des Debuts tells a good story of Bossini. On the death of Meyerbeer, his niphow, M. Beer, composed a reqmcm,' which lie sub mitted to BoasmL "The Swan of Peaaro returned tho production to ils author, with tho remark, “ Your, requiem will’ do; but it wouit( -have been far better that you should have and that your uncle should havo composed, one for yon.” . ■■■', ' ' , A number of admirers of the great tenor; Mario have formed a fund, the interest oi which is to ■be devoted to a Mario Scholarship for tenors at the Conservatoire do MusWue. Mario, being touched by this compliment, has presented the founders two original full-size paintingSjOpe of himself as Don Juan, the other of .Giulia Gnai as Donna Anna. . • . I I Tho mnacal critic of tho Cincinnati Eiiqitirer. save that “Miss KoUogg is. in every tissue,an American girl. She is this in her delicate beauty; her lithe, yet perfect form; her .tiny, snow-white hand and Arab footand the New York Commercial Advertiser, adds': ."HerArab foot has often.been remarked, but-.it! never seemed to us ao thoroughly American aa. hS lonic nose, her Sardinian chin, orhoj bo witching French mannerisms.’- * * The new singers-introdneed thus farat Covcnt Garden have not been successful. Madame Balli-Paoli, Mile. \ d’Angeri/and Mile. Fossa are severely criticised by the"leading musical author ities. Mile. Albani is apparently the beat of Mr. Gye’a prime donne so far, and M. Faure is the only male artist -who has made a? sensation. At DruryLane the -basso madman ex cellent impression, appearing for the first time as the Duke In “ Lucrezia Borgia.** The fiftieth anniversary of the foundation of Strauss* orchestra was celebrated on the 6th of April, at Yienna,' by: tbo’tWo sons/ Johann and Eauard. ’ In 1823 the *‘_father, "Johami; per formed his first composition in an orchestra com posedof eighteen musicians—a'mnnber subse quently raised to thirty.. He died in 1319. and his eldest son, Johann, further augmented the band by twelve performers. 1 -Inlßsi Joseph, the second son,' took "command of the 'brc&o£tra in association wjth Eduard; and, on his death, in 1870, Edoard Succeeded to the solo charge of a band now numbering-forty-seven. . Clara Louise Kellogg is likely to have apretty formidable rival in the, person of Her namesake, Fanny J. Kellogg, of Council . Bluffs, lowa, a singer of considerable note, who' is said to pos sess a fine soprano voioe, brilliant and flexible in execution, and, at' the some time, rich and full on the lower and middle notes. Wo learn from a reliable source that she has- bccn-offexed a fine salary, .and the . position of, leading oemrano in "one of our wealthy and aristocratic churches, which she declined, In'order to-continue her musical studies in-Boston, and finally in Europe. Bomo benevolent ladles residing- at -Nico re cently organized a musical service at the Church of St. John the Baptist for the benefit of a char ity. When the anthem was finished and the col lectors had made their' rounds, ' sudden noises, and afterwards cries of fire, were heard/ A scene of indescribable ■ confusion ensued; the women; screamed and rushed to. the altar for protection, ‘ and,a band of thieves, who had,canoedthn alarm, - threw themselves .on ’the affrighted crowd, seized the money collected, the watches, chains, shawls, and' jewelry of' the ladies, and made their escape ’ before any gendarmes conla .arrive.-•;/, : :* v At the Grand Opera, Paris,, during a lace rsp ressntation of thefirstactof “ LeProplidts," a spectator in the stalls Beamed yeiy : ill • indeed, his head rolling about bn hia shoulders. Hia neighbor, behoving him to be; suffering from an attack of apoplexy, loudly called for help, 4 shak ing him violently ail the while. The performance is interrupted, the actors stand : still , upon the stage, ana the emotion of all is indescribable. A crowd of police agents and soldiexajush Into tha stalls, when suddenly the gentleman, cause of all the tumult, gets up and-furiously exclaims, “ What! am.l not allowed to sleep in : peace ?’ After a roar of laughter from the audience, this, eccentric indmduaiwas left unmolested, and tha opera was-continued without further - intormp -.tion. i ,V * - •: .* A correspondent at Vienna imies' that the op eratic season has been most .brilliantly success ful, Hme. Patti having attracted most crowded: and enthusiastic 'audiences. - The gifted prima donna has sung already in ‘‘La “La ' t( Lucia,” and arid eaeh~ night tha receipts have been over XI,OOO. The Emperor arid the Archduchess GisellA honored the first performance of “ X Puritan!” with;their prea .ence, and on each occasion innumerable bouquets and frequent recalls amplyjuoved .the genuine 'success achieved, by the artist.' Hme? Patti has also sung in* a grand concert for the r Concordia, a society for the relief-Of poor journalists, the '•receiptsrealized amounting t0X1,200.: .1 The London Daily News ot April 23- has the following notice of the appearanco.of thefavorite American tenor in “Montana” as produced at the Gaiety Theatre 2 A novelty in Saturday’s cast of the opera was the appearance of Mr. W. "Castle, the American tenor, who made bo good an impression * on hia debut, .and. afterwards at the Monday Popular Concerts. This gentle - man’s success : as a concert,, singer .was fully equaled by that as tlio representative of Don C&sarde Sazan ; in which character hia'qnalities-of voice and style were .displayed with groat effect in: several in stances, particularly in the martial song,“ Yes, let melikoa' soldier fall”—the second vflrae re peated ; the cavatina, .“There is a' flower that nloometh,” attended with' alike result r ’and in ’various'concerted pieces.” • : : ‘- J The Abbo.Liszt baV ib-eritered secular life by playing at a concert atPosth given'for the bene fit of.his- friend, Robert Franz. The Imperial family were present, and a lively scene followed • their .departure at tlie close of -the concert. The audience, in • their mad ’eagerness ; to-presorva some : memento'of the composer, stormed tha platform,- and- endeavored ‘to seize and carry away whatever relic they could lay hands-on. A flowerfrom his button-hole, a scrap.from hia music-book, a lock of his hair, a buttori, a trows er-strap, his shirt-collar, any personal souvenir ‘ was roughly clutched ana borne away by-ihe en raptured public. Happily, the police arrived just as they were about to drag off Liszt's : boots and break up the grand piano for relics. 'Liszt is said to have shed tears as his private effects dis appeared piecemeal. J He thinks of retiring again to monastic life, for the world is far too exciting lot him, he says. ♦ - • ’- 7 .-; Verdi, the idolo adoraio of his countrymen, has just bean the recipient of an .extraordinary de monstration from.tho Neapolitans upon .the re production of “L’Aida” at the San Peflo, and the production of a quartette, the first .in this peculiar style, by the greatrnaetitro.. X|to pro moter of this step in a new direction, ia-said to bo the .violinist Pinto, who,. r m. conversation with Verdi (after having-taken-part in -one of Beethoven's quartettes), paid to him Mae stro, we always play ; the_ classic .ouartetti of the German, masters.- Why‘.not write one yourself Write it hero in Naples, that the world may know.-, what wondrons inspiration comes- from onr glorious sky.” Verdi made no reply; bnt a few days after a.half-dozon friends were invited to bis hotel, where were assembled', thetPintos,-.-violinists; Salvatore,:,viola: ana' Qiamtiello, violoncello. .-.Verdi replied- to the questions of the uninitiated,; “We re to have a •bit of; music-all to ourselves, 'but don’t goto sleep." The quartette was executed in tho best ■ style,,- Verdi directiug, and proved-, worthy the greatest of modem Italian masters, , r The Cairo correspondent Of IhoidirteHtfan JUq isler gives a glowing account of. the benebt ! given to Madiune Parepa-Eosa "at" the Viceregal Theatre onthe 25th nit. There is a large colony of Greeks m that dty, and : Madame Tarepa- Eosa’s father being a Greek, they united with, the Americans and English in doing honor to the cantatrice; The subscribers presented Madame Farepa-Eosa with a magnifkMmtßgyptien neck lace and a pair of : earrings.' The house was crowded to its utmost capacity of accommoda tion, every seat 1 having • been' disposed of several days previous at an exorbitant price. The performance was a continuous ovation, the stage being covered with bouquets every time ■ she appeared. : Besides the ‘gifts. already men tioned, she received presents to the (amount of between 80,000 and 80,000 francs from tho Viceroy, the Crown Prince, the Princess Said, the wife of the late Viceroy,- the Princess Tnssun Pacha, and offier ladies of the Court. ' The 1 articles given consisted of a largo diamond bracelet, a black enameled locket with’ an- immense diamond in the centre, a turquoise and diamond ring, a tur quoise arid diamond locket, a gold Arabic brace let, a watch chain of acarabees, very old and val uable.' a-watch with monogram set: in diamonds, Ac. ‘ ' ■ ■ ' ' • A Naples letter to the Boston Advertiser Says: “ Old Lauro Bossi, Director' of - tho College of Music, and, I hollevo, Brignoli’s instructor when ho was a pupil, there,'pleaded- for- him* and an arrangement was made at San Carlo; The sub scribers wore . privately requested to make the best of him as a’Neapolitan who had .made a po sition for himself in the United States. ( So the boxes treated him kindly enough,' and applauded an aria which ho introduced in the mini act. But.the general public would not be stilled, and the opera worried itself to an end in the midst of- hisses and a' storm of tho indescribably do ’rieivo iioo-ooli’fl which, mi Italian audianco is buto to pour ‘out. upon .lackadaisical ' talily or wcakinefficiency. It is _bnt fair to say. however; that the; • violent dlaspproba- Hon which followed the groat terzetto, was not all for Brignoli’s feebleness, but that tho roughness and negligence of tbo other elngeni helped to provoke the wrath of tho pit: J Two nights were quite sufficient to prove that Brignoli had best ‘ take up bis connections,’ as they say at Har vard, and ho very discreetly retired-from any further trial of. the patience of his-feilow-citi zens, whbso comments in the lobbies: and cafes were too, severely sarcastic for mo to repeat here. Never a great smger,or a. good declaiiner. ho seemed to me to have fallen off greatly in all but circumference, since I beard him last, ;md bis attempt to; find acceptance with the most exact ing audience of. San Carlo, in my opinion, falls butilttle short of temerity." GENEKAIi NOTICE.-- . Is hcnta riven ibst application has beshrmode to tbs Atlantic and Paclac Telegraph Company for tho rsitsao of tho foUowfoit certificates of stock* the otiginals hariac been lost, mislaid, or destroyed :* - Fob. M, 1369, No. 7»:lsibares.... V-.:/. : * Feb. 34,13®, No. 68; & ihsres. • -a . * * v i...—JOHN CEfiSAR, •■no f^rtl 9