Newspaper of Chicago Daily Tribune, May 25, 1873, Page 9

Newspaper of Chicago Daily Tribune dated May 25, 1873 Page 9
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THE CHURCH. Bishop TFliUehonso and the Rector of St. James’s Is Tliera to Be Another Cheney Case ? Brother D. L. Moody’s Hew North Side Tabernacle. Shall Women. Preach ?—Dr. Sullivan and the Chicago Times. Programme of tlie Services in the Clmrclies To-Day. Episcopal and.. Roman Catholic Cal- endar for the .Week. A few Sundays ago, during a communion ser vice at the St. James’ Episcopal Church, on the North Side, rwhich is one of the leading Protest ant Episcopal Churches in the city, and one of the most aristocratic, Bishop TVhitehouso was present to administer the rite of confirmation to certain parties proposing to unite with the church. Previous to the administration of the sacrament, the Hector, Bev. Arthur Brooks, in vited all the members present of other evan gelical churches in good and regular standing to partake with them (tho St. James communi cants) the sacrament. At this point tho Bishop, who heard the general invitation thus given, was seen to manifest great disapprobation, shaking his head, as if to say, This must not be allowed. On retiring to the vestry-room, the Bishop was asked by the Bector to explain the cause. of his disapprobation. The Bishop replied that he should expect the Bector hereafter to observe the rituals and rubrics of tho Church, and to bo more discreet in the future in his invitations to the sacrament, to which the Sector responded that the invita-- tion of the Prayer-Book was' liberal, inviting all those “religiously and devoutly, inclined,”and was broad enough to embrace members of other evangelical denominations in good and regular standing. It ‘ should be ' stated here, in order that Mr. Brooks’ position may bo better under stood,; that it is tho time-honored require ment .in the Episcopal Church, on the Sabbath previous to communion, for the Rector to announce tho communion service in tho fol lowing words, which we copy from tho Comma-; iflon Service of tho Prayer-Book: • Dearly beloved, on Sunday next I purpose, through Ocd’B aspjqt*"™; */lTniniat*r in all such ilr shall be religiously and devoutly disposed; the most comforta ble Sacrament of the Body and Blood of Christ; to be by them received in remembrance of His meritorious Cross-and Passion, whereby alone we obtain remission of our «nna are made partaken of the Kingdom of Heaven. This “exhortation” & peremptorily required to bo read* on tho Sunday preceding the com munion, by the rubrics of the Prayer-Book. MV. Brooks claimed, that “ this exhortation was no mere-formula of idle words, but a hearty, generous,'liberal, and Christian invitation to the Lord’s table of all his children, and, therefore, if proper the ’Sunday previous, to the communion was not less so on Communion Sunday.** 9 . The Bishop replied that tho Rector was not justifiable in using any language except that laid down in the Prayer-Books, and that this invita tion whichhehad just given’ was an interpo lation and alteration of the Book of Common Prayer,"and forbade him from farther violation of the rubrics and ritual of the Church, where upon Mr-Brooks said that, if his invitation was offensive'toTiim, l£ should not be given again when the Bishop was present. The Bishop then insisted (and does now) that this practice, so ‘long 'in vogue in St. -James’ Church, of inviting outside Christians to com mune must not be repeated. ; the morning service The congregation, which had observed the unpleasantness between the Bishop and the Rector, and, suspecting the cause, met-in the vestibule after service, and were at that time unanimous; in sustain ing the course ■of their beloved Rector, who, although a young man, stands very high as a theologian uf raro and marked ability,’ and of great future promise to the Church, and a man of sufficient force, who, when he beuevoa, he is in tne right, will not swerve therefrom. It Is understood that the Bishop is very deter mined about this matter, and is said to be grind ing up his apostolic scythe, and soon we may expect*to hear that the head of Mr. Brooks has fallen in the basket*; nevertheless this is hot his first offense, as charged by the Bishop, for Mr. Brooks very much displeased tho Bishop ly by his fellowship with the Chicago Christian L'nion, and other non-Episcopal organizations. moody’s TABERNACLE. ’ Mr. Moody is meeting with very general en couragement. financial - and' otherwise, in the building of his new church. A building com mittee baa been appointed, and plans of the coming edifice are being submitted. It will bo located on the North Side, comer of Canal street and Chicago avenue. The most ppbular plan vet submitted to the committee, and the one (iiely to be adopted, is from J. S. Johnston, which presents a largo brick bnilding in plain Italian Gothic style, with a seating capacity for 2,500 ■ persons. Externally it resembles somewhat Mr. Spurgeon’s Tabernacle. The materials'used' are bnck and stone, the Utter to be laid in bands.. It will be lighted with double lines of windows, those below hav ing low pointed"arches with mullions, and those above constructed so as to form a small arcade. The roof is self-supporting and covered with slate, and ornamented with “breaks.” It has three entrances, two on Chicago avenue and one on LaSalle The interior is arranged, with a. gallery “all aronnd the" walls, and is to have several movable partitions, by which class rooms can be extemporized. It is proposed to push the work and complete this edifice during the summer. The cost will be about $50,000. The plan described has not been folly decided upon, and, therefore, may not represent the real edifice, but it is now among the certainties that Mr. Moody is to have atabernacle ” that will be as capacious as his energy in the groat cause is great, and one of the remarkable. facts con nected with it will be that over five millions of Sunday-school scholars will have aided in its erection. Mr. Moody leaves for Europe to-mor row night, but will consign the work of building 4 he edifice in proper hands. Ho goes to Europe Hu to sight-see, but on invitation to preach. 22. at appointment is in York, England, June pool, Bl*. ihenco he. visits Manchester, Liver- Uience overhaul, Sheffield, Bristol and ’ Gotland and Ireland. The' question women. _ . ‘ or rather whethtr -women shall preach, ■bdl not thus ac^t^^wman-^a 1 ! or Congregational Chicago JEss Newman, ° f I rtma& u T attainment., .538. who, through a r ®?«. n £e at Andover, la well veraad in the thoolot?", mad 6 a __ plication to the Alternation IV,. to pre a£h the Gospel, The imt connected with the matter is that the angm. j,odv,were about evenly divided in Beveral of .the older members “-1 of the young men favored the appucif >sjhQ Theological Seminary (of opposed.; Hr. Goodwin pronounced favorably Vp n Bmilev, add said ho was not £ much troubled by the Scriptural argument r woman preaching as the lack of ocnpttj an , thority.. The final decision was laid ovcr^Q the next meeting. So far as this bears upon the general question of wza^ fa preaching, it shows • a il difference of. onion” with learned divines and ecclesiastics p aaj con. THE “ TTESTZBN CATHOLIC, ; ; which )ias a constituency of oyer 100,00U this Oty. has this to’say in the current.numb*. '. "SV e have frequently had occasion to commo «tie scurrilous nature of the articles in the newspaper/ Everything that is holy and aii that man hold?, most dear, is,«®EtanUy ridslowod burlesqued in its The w °^ hle F the more rile its ahnso. Bntfcr of a people -who hare- contributed more thereto the civilization, the *ad freedom ■of this country, . of Tuesday last certainly surpaseos any, attempts. We print the article entire ‘ ™nrdcm mend it to the attention of those Iri-b~_ main support oMhis yiro-Bnghehi ask of them whether they will conlm J paper which takes an cspecnl del.g~, cntaihfe^ 1 SaSerinc their race end creed or* s pOMJWe c casian? , . Not satisfied with filling whole pages 'with the most disgusting details of every crime and scandal, it has latterly been its custom to famish gear rilous reports of the worship observed in, as well as of the members connected with, the Protestant churches of this city, ; ~ . In allusion to the conduct of the Sector of Trinity Church, it says: .. Dr. Sullivan not only adopted the only comae left him to pursue, but he did his duty in a most (ten tleroanly manner. .His fimmeea has, however, so riled the characterless organ, that it undertakes editorially to enlighten the world upon the Celtic idiosyncrasy. But, as the writer makes Darwin his prophet and hia guide, we are willing to assign him to his classification, whilst applauding Dr. Sullivan for his defense of God’s worship. That worship (oven though It differ in form from our own) is too sacred to' he lightly lam pooned hy the Bohemian sconte of our daily press. ST. JOSEPH’S HOSPITAL. The only Catholic institution in the North Division that escaped the great fire was the St. Joseph Hospital, which is not very well known to too, public, on account of its comparatively recent erection and ont-of-the-way location. Its ■history, however, is as interesting as it is con cise.. In 18C9 a few Sisters of Charity were sent to tbiH city by the “Mother House.” atEmmets burg, Md., and opened, in the suburb of Lake View, what was known ‘ as the Providence Hospital, The building was a small wooden edifice, incapable of accommodating half the applicants, and, greatly re stricted the usefulness of the Sisters. A new hospital was determined upon. On the 20th of August, 1871, the corner-stone of the present building, corner of Burling and Sophia streets, was laid by Bishop Poley, in the presence of a large concourse of spectators and all the Catho lic societies of the city. The work was rapidly proceeded with, and about one year ago tbo Sisters took possession of their present beautiful build-, ing.- It is built of brick,"and is three stories and basement in height, surmounted by a Mansard roof. The style of architecture is a pleasing mixture of Gothic and Roman, with the former Eredomiuating. The main entrance opens on ophis street. The Interior arrangements were designed and laid out with special reference to the uses to which tho building was to be devot ed. Tho basement is used for boiler-rooms and refectory; the second and third stories are divided into wards and private apartments, and the fourth contains the operating-rooms and apartments set aside for those who may happen to he temporarily delirious. The interior is de void of &U intricacies in the way of narrow staircases and. passages. Every modern con venience that would aid tho management in rendering the treatment of cases more effective has been supplied. The hospital can accommo date 100 patients. The rates of admission vary according to the ability of tho applicant to pay. In the wards which hold from four to eight beds, the charges are $6 per week, every want being supplied. Besides the wards, there are - eighteen private *. rooms,.: tastefully and comfortably furnished, and these are divided into two classes. In the first, the patient chooses his own physi cian, pays 810 per week, and extra for wines, washing, and medicines; in the second, ho Is charged $lO per week, and attended by the visit ing staff of the'hospital. Every patient, no matter what his social or financial condition mav be, : receives tho same unceasing care from the" good Sisters. The hospital is hot yet free from debt, and, in order to help to defray the ex pense incurred in building it, a lecture will be delivered in St. Mary’s Church this evening, by the Bov. Father Terry, on “ The Infallibility of the Pope.” Catholics and Protestants alike should testify to their appreciation of the sacri fices made in the cause of humanity by the Sisters of by assisting in. the sale of tickets. •, nook PRAYZB-amrnyas, The Jubilee Noon Prayer-Meeting week, just dosed, been the most successful noon-day week of meetings since the groat Are. The meetings have been largely attended, and the interest nnabating. On Thursday tho celebrated revivalist, Rev. E. x*. Hammond, was present, and gave a glowing description of Ms work in tho far West. A largely-attended “ Praise- Meeting” was held on one of the days, and an equally . successful “Ex perience-Meeting” on another. ' -The “ keeping power of God” and other interesting themes came up during tho week. On next Monday Mr. Moody will lead the meeting for tho last time before sailing for Europe- :• SOCIAL BIBLE-READINGS. The first of a series of social Bible-roadings will be held in the First Congregational Church, corner of Atm and Washington streets, to-mor row evening, conducted by the pastor, tho Rev. E. P. Goodwin* Subject, “The Book of Es ther,” a topic which certainly ahould be full both of interest and instruction, including as it does so much that is beautiful in the Oriental history of the children of God. It is the intention that these meetings shall assume, so far as possible, the form of a family gathering, the season of sociability fol lowing the lesson allowing a still more free in terchange of thought upon the subject of the evening. Tho singing on the occasion will be conducted by Prof. P. P. Bliss. The readings are free to all. Those attending are expected to bring Bibles. . *. A SUGGESTION. Tt has .been suggested that a'grand union prayer-meeting, or a similar union religious service, bo held in the Bailroad Coliseum the Sabbath following tho great Jubilee. It is a sur prising fact that this coliseum would go a long way toward holding the church membership of tho city. With a few chairs in the aisles, if our figuring is correct, every member of all tho evangelical churches of the city could bo com fortably accommodated. At all events, here are i ‘ the possibilities ” of one of the grandest union religious meetings ever held in the West, if notin the country, and there is not one word against it in the Bible. Forty thousand voices on the Doaology alone (a ‘"number” on which all are «trained”) would justify a further investigation of “ the suggestion.” the raxlboad mission. It may not be generally known, but it is true, that one of the South Side Presbyterian Churches has in charge a very successful Mission Sunday school enterprise, known as the “ Railroad Mis sion,” located at No. 712 State street, where there is a large room in which there is a preaching service .every .Sunday evening at 7:30, a Sunday-school every afternoon at 2:45, a prayer-meeting every Thursday evening, an industrial school every Saturday afternoon, and an open and free reading-room every even ing. OENEBAL NOTES. The Methodist church in Joliet is said to be lull. There are nearly 500 members. Accord ingly it is proposed to erect a new temple in East Joliet that will cost $20,000, for the pur pose of receiving a swarm of 200 and more members from the old church. The members of St. Jarlath’s Church (Cath olic) are making extensive preparations for a grand Irish-American exposition, which they de sign holding as soon as arrangements can be made, for the benefit of .the cbnrch. The affair will be under the charge of an able board of managers, and will no doubt be a marvelous success. . , . The Eox River Association, which embraces nearly all of tho Chicago Baptist churches, holds its thirty-eighth anniversary at Naperville, on tho first Tuesday, Wednesday, .and Thursday of June. Tbo session opens at 2 o’clock p. m. on Tuesday. • ; . v THE PRESBYTERIANS. Our dispatches daring the past /week have kept our readers informed of the discussions and the conclusions reached in the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church, North, in session at Baltimore, and those of the same Church, South, • -in session at Little Pock. ■ The terms North and South are. not strictly accurate, especially the term North, as applied to ihe Baltimore body; for it has Presbyteries and churches in most, if not all, of the Southern States. ■ Those terms are used ; for the want of a **"re definite means to designate the two xhe matters usually coming be fore them been properly disposed of; and now taat, the nation-iiao been united for eight years, wmvt interests tho^ u blic is the progiess making towara *>. complete n-i on of the different branches of this and the othe. religions denominations among which oar people are distributed. ‘Whatever a man's opinions may ho, the statesman will always estimate with great care' the support he may hope to gain for his measures from large masses of religious men Those convictions on matters so vital lead , them to union into a single denomination. The angry .discussions in the Presbyterian, Metho dist, and other churches, previous to the War, and their final estrangement and separation into cAction&l bodies, were dark and threatening clouds on uur political horizon, giving sore warning of the approaching* rebellion. The most powerful armies conquered; but ho knows little of the history of mankind who does not hose his hopes for the permanent union, peace, and pros perity of the Bepublio mainly upon those moral elements which gather together the different re ligious denominations of the country. As jot, the Assembly in session at Little Bock bare given no intimations .of a desire to unita with those at Baltimore'. They doubtless are still conscious of having done an ungracious. THE CHICAGO DAILY TRIBUNE: SUJNdAY, MAY 25, 1873. not to say an unchristian, act in 1870, when they promptly snubbed the delegates sent to them with fraternal greetings from the Assembly, North, They have, however, appointed dele* gates to confer with the Beformed (Butch) Church, with a view to more intimate follow ship,* and perhaps union in the no distant future. As stated last week,, the Beformed Church differs only in the .names of its Elder ship and ecclesiastical • bodies from the Presbyterian; but, all essentials of doctrine and practice, they are virtually the same. This body also took action looking favor ably to a union with the Cumberland Presbyte rians.. All this shows that there is a gradual re ceding from the high ground occupied by the Southern Assembly in 1870. Time and a better understanding of Christian duty will, in a very few years more, undoubtedly heal oil the ill-feel ing occasioned by the War. The Assembly in session at Baltimore seems to have been controlled by the broadest ard most catholic spirit rin regard to all the other branches of the - great Presbyterian. family. The delegates from other branches of the Church—the Church South sent none—were moat cordially received; and, when the delegate* from the Cumbotland Church ex pressed t the hope that the whole family of Pres byterians 'in the country would soon ho em braced in the single General Assembly, the senti ment was received .with groat applause. Bat tjao most remarkable action was had on .Wednes day. - The Bev. Br. Nicolls, from the Commit tee on an overture from the Presbytery .of Austin, Texas, suggesting some action, if possi ble, to conciliate the Southern Church, reported in substance the following declaration: > -Pi'rsf—ln view of the reunion of tho two branches of the Presbyterian Church in the North, neither of which was responsible for tbo conductor the other, all action before the reunion touching tho Southern As sembly, or (he Old School Synod of Missouri, is now null and void. , Second —The Assembly express confidence In the soundness of the.doctrine and Christian character of these brethren, and hope that & more intimate com munion will tend to remove the barriers that time has established between ns and them. Third —With regard to civil magistrates and tho rela tion of tho Church and State, tho Committee set forth the declarations contained in the confession of faith and form of government of the Church. Fourth —They recommend the appointment of two Committees, to confer with similar Committees from the General Assembly of tho Church, South, and the Old School Synod of Missouri. The report and recommendations were unanimously' adopted. Under this declaration, cot only the Southern Church and the Old’ School Synod of Missouri, but the Cumberland, the Reformed (Dutch), and, if they are grilling to become modernized in the use of their psalmody, the Scotch Presbyterians, can all combine in one united, powerful organic zition. It is difficult to see how a more liberal or thoroughly Christian platform could have been adopted. The Assembly appointed a Com mittee, of which the Bov. Dr, Rica, of St. Louis, is Chairman, to confer with any dele gates from the Southern Church on the sub ject of reunion, aud the Rev. Cyrus Dickinson, of Now York, Dr. B. W. Patterson, of Chicago, and Rev, C. H. Foote, of St, Louis, are the Committee to confer with representatives from the Synod of Missouri. It may require two or three years to consummate all the plans now before the Church; hut that the result will bo & union of nearly all the different branches of Presbyterianism into one compact and powerful body there cannot bo a particle of doubt. It Is claimed that Mr. Jefferson followed the Mecklenburg declaration of tho North Carolina Presbyterians, made several years previous to tho Revolutionary War, in framing the Declara tion of Independence. The ideas; certainly, of the two documents are very similar, and, doubt less, tho influence of thin Church upon the fu ture prosperity and welfare of the country will ho as great and as salutary as it was at the origin and has been through all the trying pe riods in tho past history of tho Republic. TO-DAY'S SERVICES. BAPTIST. The Rev. A J. Frost preaches at the usual hours In tho University Place Church. The morning service la to youth and children. —The Rev, Dr, Northrop Will preach this morning in tho First Church. This evening, B. F, Jacobs will lead the Gospel-mooting. —Dr. Mitchell will preach this morning at the Indi ana Avenue Chapel. —The Rev. Lewis Raymond, the evangelist, will preach this morning and evening at the Fifth Church. —The Rev. J. B. Morse, of New York, will preach this morning at the Michigan Avenue Church. In tho evening, the Rev. E, J. Qoodspeod, D. D., will preach on ** The False Woman.” —Tho Rev. Mr, Goodspeed -will preach this rooming at the Second Church, on lt The Coming Glory of the Christian,’ 1 and this evening on “ The Devil and His Devices.” Tho Rev. W. L. Noyes, of Boston, Trill preach this morning and evening In the Free Church. —There Trill be services this rooming at the Twenty flfth Street Church. In addition to these, a public meeting Trill bo held,, for tho purpose of recognizing this organization, which. lias heretofore been a branch of tho First Baptist Church, as an inde pendent body. The pastors and delegates from all the Baptist churches of the city are expected to be present. The services will be of an appropriate and interesting character. The Rev. J. F. Walker will officiate as usual at Cal vary Church. The evening subject Is “ The Waiting Disciple, 1 ’ —There will bo foil choral service, with anthem, this rooming and evening at tho Cathedral of SS. Peter and, The Bishop will officiate. —The Rev. n. C. Kinney will preach as usual at the Church of the Atonement, —The Rev. E. Sullivan will preach this rooming at Trinity Church on M The Departure to Heaven,” and th<a evening on * 4 Tho Return.” —The Rev. John Wilkinson will officiate as usual at the Church of the Holy Communion. The Rev, D. F, Warren will officiate to-day at St. Marfa Church. —The Rev. Henry G. Perry will officiate oa usual at ; All Saints’ Church. —Tho Rev. 0. P. Dorset, Rector of the Church of the Ascension, will preach this rooming and evening at No. 310 Wells street. —The Rev. Dr. Locke, Rector of Grace Church, will preach this rooming on tl The Rights of Others.” and thin evening on “ The Future Rulers of the Earth.” . PBzsßrrrniAN, Dr. W. W. McKalg will preach thfa morning and evening at the Ninth Cbnrch. —Prof. Swing will preach this morning at Mc- Yicker’s, —The. Eev. Spencer L. Finney will preach this morning and evening in the Jefferson Park Church.' —The Rev. Ben E. S. Ely . will preach* as usual at Grace Church. —The Bov. Abbott E. Kittrcdge will preach as usual in the Third Church. Tho evening subject is “ Truo Christian Patriotism.” —The Eev. TJ.-D. Gulick will preach this morning and evening to tho American Reformed Church. Tho Eev. Arthur Swazoy preaches this morning and evening in the Ashland Avenue Church. —The Eev. J. O, Pock will as usual at Cen tenary Church. The evening subject is: “Decora tion Day a Sacred Pilgrimage.” —Tho Eev. Spencer L. Finney. of Princeton, N.J., preaches morning and evening in the Jefferson Park Church. Morning subject. “Preaching Peace by Jesus Christevening, “ The Two Ministration*.” On Friday evening. May SO, Preparatory service; sub ject, “ The Priesthood of Christ.” The Kev. B. D. Sheppard will preach this morning and evening at the Michigan Avenue Church. —The Bov. Dr. Th nmaH will officiate as usual at the First Church. . ,' ' . —The revival * Interest at the Western Avenue Church still continues. The Bev. A. Yonker preaches morning and evening. —The Bev. 8. McChesney preaches this morning and evening at Trinity Church. The Bev. P. Kinnera will preach this morning and evening at Immanuel (Gorman) Church. —The Bev. Dr. McKown will preach in Trinity Church. The evening subject Is, “Our Heroic Dead.” conqbeoatiokax. —The Bev.L. T. Chamberlain will preach as usual at the New England Church. —Prof. F, W. Fisk will preach this morning at Ash land Church. There will be a Sabbath-school concert in the evening. ' .. - ... —The Bev, William Alvin- Bartlett preaches this -*ornlug and evening in Plymouth Church. ““The Bov. E, P. Goodwin will preach this morning and e>^j n g the First Church. ottahiak. The Bev. C. vv. Wendte will preach this morning only in the Fourth Oburch. His subject is “Common Honesty.” He will preach this evening in the Third Church. —The Bev. Bobert CoKyer preaches this morning and evening at Unity Church: —The Bev. Bobert Laird Collier will preach this morning at tho Church of the Messiah on “ Characters from MitMlftmarrb,** The Rev. Dr. Ryder will officiate this morning at St. Paul's Church.' - —Hie Rev. B, 11. Pullman will preach this morning and evening at Murray Chapel. There win he preaching this morning and evening at Immanuel Free Church, comer of Dayton and Cen tro streets. All living in the neighborhood are in vited, without respect to belief, nationality, or cloth ing. —The Cbrlstadolphiana will meet this morning in the hall at the comer of .Lake and Desplainee street*. The subject of the discourse is, “ Scriptural Truths versus Theological Fables.”, —The Bov. James Harrison will preach this morn ing and evening in the Church of the Pilgrims. —N. Frank White will speak to the First Society of Spiritualist* this morning and evening &t No. 99 West Randolph street. —The West Side Christian Mission win have preach ing this afternoon at the Washingtonian Home. —Elder D. B. and Mrs. M. D. Mansfield preach thia morning and evening in Mission Hall, No. 619 West Lake street, and this afternoon in Lincoln Park. —Thomas Wilson will address the Brethren of the One Faith this evening, at the comer of Wood and Lake streets, on “ Hell." —The Progressive Lyceum meets this afternoon in Qrow’a HalL —The Rev. F. Richards will preach this morning st the English Evangelical Lutheran Church of Meroy. ' —The Rev. C. Day Noble will preach this after noon in Plymouth Church to the Second Swedenbor gi&n Society, on “ Our Dead Heroes," * CALENDAR FOR THE WEEK. EPISCOPAL,. May 25—Sunday after Ascension. . SOMAN CATHOLIC, May 25—Sunday within the Octave of the Ascension: St Gregory VIL. P. a; St Urban, P. M. May 2C—St Philip VcrL 0.; St Elsutherine, P. M. . , May 27—St Mary Magdalene of Pazzi, Y,; St John, P.M. May SO—St. Felix, P. M. . May 31—Vigil cf Pentecost; St Potronilla, V. REVIEW OF AMUSEMENTS. THE DRAMA. The theatres have offered, during the week, a variety of entertainments, which have been gen erally successful in drawing! fair houses in spite of the almost invariable meteorological difficul ties in the way. These have been so common of late that nearly eveiy newspaper notice of a per formance commences with a general execration of the weather and its damaging effect upon the audience. Taken as a whole,the dramatic enter-' toinmonts have been of .a fairly high order dur ing the week, about up to the average of excel lence in this city. The announcements for the present week do not indicate anything more promising. The [traveling companies remain hero; while the hills indicate the production of dramas of a loss popular, if not leas finished, order. hooley’s TUZATSE. On Monday evening, for tiie first time in six years, Tom Taylor’s sparkling comedy, “The Victims,” was.presented, and at once mot with a popular reception. It was played daring the en tire week, except on Tuesday and Thursday evenings, when Mr. Bartley Campbell’s “ Bisks ” was substituted. It must be admitted that either the former drama possesses more merit than the latter, and is, therefore, more palatable to the public, or that, by some means or' other, the latter baa failed to present the same attrac tive features in the same effective way. At all events, the audiences on Tuesday and Thursday evenings were not equal to those at the other performances. During the present week the management have determined to bring out another of Mr. Campbell's pieces, “ Through Fire,” which will be given every evening and at the matinees. The public will have an opportunity to give their verdict upon this last of the author’s productions. Whatever may be the merit of the piece, there is one thing certain, and that is, that the management will spare nothing in mounting it to make it effective. The piece appears to cover exactly four years,— one for each act,—the period being apparently occupied in an eventful journey across the con tinent. This impression is gained, not from a perusal of the play, but from the following, taken from the hill; “ Banking-house of Joss lyn & Co.—time. 1853; New Haven Baiiroad De pot ; On the Plains. 1335 ; the Sierra Nevadas, 1856; the Josslyn Mansion, 1857.” Following is the cast: Bert Bristow J. W. Blaisdel} Qus Twia................................ J. W. Norris Sam Padgett George Oiddens Jarria Josslyn ....W. B. Arnold Adam Josslyn Bussell Soggs Landseer H. A Webber Col. Babbington. Lakeman Policeman. Tyler Grace Josslyn.... Jenny Patty Babingion. Mrs. Bristow. Orange W0man;......, Miss Emma Herne While this week doses the season at all the theatres in the city, Mr. Hooley has determined to make no ebango farther than to discard the heavier drama with winter-clothing, and produce lighter pieces in keeping *with summer-suits, straw-hats, and soda-fountains. He will retain tho whole of his excellent company, and thus guarantee tho public a series of light and enjoy able dramatic entertainments • during the sum mer. Tho first of these will bo “ The Gentle Bavage,” produced with all the scenio accessories that the management can procure, and tins, to judge from Mr. Hooloy's efforts during tho season now about to close, is all that can bo de sired. Indeed, the rich, elegant, and tasty mounting is a feature of Hooley’s Theatre and an indication that expense in never spared to secure success. AIKEN'S THEATRE. An excellent reception was met with by Miss Laura Keene* oh her appearance as Florence Trcnchard in “ Oar American Cousin,” which has been played during the week at this theatre, and to large audiences. The performance of this well-known comedy left little to bo desired, and was remarkable for its smoothness, evenness, and finish. On Monday evening Miss Keene will appear for tho first time in Dion Boucicault’s play of “Hunted Down/* which has never yet been produced in Chicago. At tho risk, therefore, of forestalling the, dramatic performance, we will give a short

outline of the plot. The story is taken from real life, which was brought home to the author in a way it is needless to mention, and was worked into shape by him, with the assist ance of Miss Keene and Charles Beade. Mary Leigh , tho heroine of the story, is the daughter of a Baronet, who, by some early indiscretions, has placed himself .in tho power of a broken down gambler, the Count de WiUedorf, who threatens him with ruin; unless one sacrifice bo made, and names as that sacrifice tho hand of bis daughter. To save her father. Mary ■ consents, to many the gambler, and the wedding takes place. No sooner is thorite consecrated than the gambler abandons bis bride at tho altar, and disappears from view. An in terval of ten years follows, duringwhich nothing is heard of the bridegroom, and Mary, suppos ing him to be dead (according to a commonly-re ceived matrimonial statute of limitation*), marries an artist, John Leigh. The first act shows the artist’s happy home, and serves to introduce the misery of being “ hunted down ” by setting Mrs . Lotion Jones, a busy-body, one of a common class, on the. track of tho Leigh family, which results in her discovery of a former mar riage. In this she is aided by the gambler, who turns up, and the two of them set to work to blackmail their unfortunate victim with threats of exposure. From perpetual persecution Mary Leigh becomes desperate, and is about to leave her home,' when the mystery is cleared up by the discovery that the bigamist waa tho gambler himself, and not his victim. This is tho thread of the stoiy. It is elaborated with characteristic minuteness, sparkling dia logue, and . strong situations. while of a sensational character, there is an entire ah-' scnce of tawdry sentiment or bombast. It is in tended to illustrate the agonies of a tender-hearted and conscientious woman convicted of a heinous crime, and is, therefore, suitable to Miss Keene a stylo of acting, and quite within her scope. Fol lowing is the cast of characters: Mary Ldch. Miss Laura Keeao John Leigh..... Sir Arthur Glancurrie 0 Count De WiUedorf .Eobcrt Meldrum John Smith Harry Hawk Jeemea Jenkins M. Kerwm Clara Misa Le Hoyle Mrs. Bolton Jones.•• L. ...........Misa Livingstone Paanv ‘ Miss Nellie Brown Maud Leigh Miss Grave Willie Leigh. .Master Browne Friday evening Miss Keene will have a bene fit. The cast is a good one, and guarantees ex cellent acting. . With Saturday evening ends the season at Aiken’s, and with it. too, the partnership arrange ment between Frank Aiken and Frank Lawler. The new arrangement, by which Mr. C. D. Hess is associated with Mr. Aiken, commences, ana it is sincerely to be hoped by all who appreciate conscientious effort and dogged perseverance that it is the dawn of a new era for this theatre, whose characteristic will he success. During the summer this theatre will also he giv en up to light spectacular dramas, the first ox which will do of unusual splendor. The next season, commencing on Aug. 1, is to ee ® change for the better, if all goes won. ine success with which Mr. Hooley’s system has met has encouraged Messrs. Aiken & Hess to a similar venture, “only more so.” No money has been spared to procure a* stock company ox great strength, capable of producing standara plays without murdering them. company has been engaged already, an ine members of which will bo strangers to .Chicago and therefore more apt to receive an imparoai verdict from the public. There are certmn poa sible contingencies which mar interfere with. tms arrangement, hut the out look is very cheering. iz’viceeb’s thzatbs. ' . Edwin Ad*™** hag been playing m hiu epecia ty of “Enoch Arden” ereiy ©yenm* and at tne Saturday matinee, to audiences rang ing, as the commercial reports have it, “ from fair to middling." It is determined to keep “ Enoch Arden ” on the boards during this week also, which is to be regretted. There are so many other parts in which this renowned and talented star could shine with greater brilliancy that the retention of “ Enoch Arden " is a dis appointment to many. The scenery and mechan ical arrangements—the latter much improved since the opening night—partially atone for the want of interest in the drama. ■ This week ends not only Mr. Adams* engage ment, hut also the season at McYiciior’s. It has been a specially brilliant one, and one which will be long.remembered; but more will be eaid about this next Sunday. The interval of three months which will elapse before the now company is organized will be filled at this theatre by the Katie Putnam com bination. Miss Putnam is well known in Chi cago, where she has become a favorite, and as she gains in experience . she also gains in stylo and finish.: She essays to compete with both Lotta and Maggie Mitchell in their specialties, including in her re pertoire *♦ Fanchon ” and “ The Old Curiosity Shop.” In this it must be admitted she evinces as much courage as ambition, and if any reliance is to be placed upon the Southern press, she has succeed in making an excellent impression. Sho will open with an entirely new piece, written for her by a Southern dramatist. Mr. Hart's variety combination still hold their E laces in public favor, having played to moderate ouses through the week. An entire change of programme was mode last week, but it can scarcely bo regarded as a change for the better. A rearrangement of the hill is promised for to morrow, and again on Thursday. For the first half of the week the “Feejoo Island Cannibals*’ will appear, followed by “ Brogue ” with * now scenery, dresses, and effects, with anew olio, comprising “ One Night in a Ear-Room ” ana “ Brown’s House- Dog,” the latter, introducing trained dogs. On Monday, a sensational piece, written expressly for the company, entitled “ The Boco; or, The Mysteries of the Turf,” will bo given. Lotts is in England, contemplating a summer tour on the Continent. Tho coming of Tommaso Salvini, the great Italian actor, next season, is now formally an nounced. - Mr. Jefferson will act at Minneapolis, Minn., on the 29th of May. It is stated that there aro 142 theatres In Bus* ala—one for every twenty towns. Tho Boston Advertiser says tho now play of “ Poverty Flat,” just produced there, fits its name with singular felicity. Mr, W. E. Sheridan, late of the Boston Globo Theatre, will be a member of tho dramatic com pany at the Brooklyn Park Theatre next season. Ben Boßar. the actor, has purchased the Grand Opera-House on Market street, in St. Louis, formerly the Varieties, paying $36,000 cash. A play has been produced at West Hetford, England, founded upon a recent local murder, in which the principal actress achieves success because she is “ the very imago of tlio mur derer.” Lydia Thompson's troupe of blondes gives in dications of dissolution. Lydia goes to England to marry one Henderson, and Mies Weathereby will go into the legitimate drama, next season, at the Globe Theatre in Boston. Mr. Mansell, of London, has taken a lease of the renovated theatre in Fourteenth street, New York, that was to havo been Mr. Fcchter’a Ly ceum. Tho Mansell Brothers have been known in the world of London theatrical enterprise for some years. At one time they managed the St. James Theatre, in that city. Dion Boucicault’s new piece in preparation at Wallack’s, “ Mora; or, the Golden Fetters.” is a picture of life in New York, of a class similar to that of his well-known drama, “ The Streets of New York.” The “golden fetters” refer to a curious bracelet worn by the leading female character; it consists of a pair of elegant hand cuffs made of tbo precious metal. Mora Vaneyk, a Now York actress, is tho heroine. A Milwaukee lady, on Saturday last, took her three children to the matinee to see “ Tho Fire Waif,” They wore delighted with the scene where the house takes firo, but thought they could improve 6n it. On Monday they invited their young friends, while their mother was ab sent and Bridget was over the wash-tub, pro ceeded to tho parlor, spread tho piano cover over chairs for a curtain, piled shavings on the carpet behind, with bits of boards, a dish of stolen tar. chair cushions, etc., and applied tho match. This private theatrical, strange to say, was gotten up at a cost of only S2OO. • A correspondent, writing from Calcutta of theatricals, says that one of tho most popular plays there, tho “Nava Natak” (or New Drama), is devoted to the evils of a man taking a second wifo while his first is still alive; and, after a series of domestic calamities, it ends tragically with the death or suicide, of the principal parties concerned. Another play, entitled “Nino Hun dred Rupees,” deals, with tho old custom of selling Hindoo girls in marriage. It is a note worthy fact that all the Bengal dramas seen by this writer appeal to the popular dissatisfaction with the ancient domestic institutions of native society. The death of M. D’Atalio, the well-known man with the iron jaw, is announced as having taken place at Fall lliver, Conn., on the 19th, from an attack of pleurisy. He arrived in this country in June or July, 1870, in company with tho French wrestlers and the female Samson, under .the management of Sam Colville, and first ap peared at Wood's Museum, New York. Some of hie feats were extraordinary, notably that of be ing hoisted to the proscenium of tho theatre, supporting his own weight and that of a 6-year-old boy by a little piece of rubber attached to a rope led through a block and beld in his month by bis teeth. He was also able to pick up a barrel half filled with water by his tooth. Ho leaves a widow (the female Samson) and two children. At the time of his death D’Atalio was attached to Bamum's Circus. ,W. H. Fleming Wm. Waite .W. Kelly Bartley Campbell ............. Miss Meek Miss Cowell .Mrs. Maedor .Bliss Boche There is a class of people whose motive in at tending places of public amusement will forever be a riddle. They make themselves an object of remark to all around them by the owlish seren ity of their manner and their total indifference to the entertainment offered. No gush of humor disturbs the solemn placidity of their expression, and no touch of pathos can alter the calm-like stolidity of their countenances. When the au dience becomes demonstrative, they cast a Medusa glance about them, as if laughter or ap plause wore a display of vulgarity too low for contempt; but as nobody is congealed by the awful look, they promptly relapse into their first state of sombre vacuity. Why such people ever go to theatres is indeed a mystery, unless they consider it . worth ,31.50 to sit in the midst of a circle of happy human creatures, and try and make them feel as if they wore contiguous to tombstones. —A*cu York Commercial Adver tiser. The late Mr. Macready’s career surely points an exceedingly useful lesson to his profession, inasmuch as being a great actor ho was an emi nontly-prndent man in a very imprudent profes sion. Nothing has tended more to bring the stage as a calling- into disrepute than the rmpe cumosity and pecuniary recklessness of its mem bers. It would be invidious to mention names, bnt all of us could, without difficulty, point to half a dozen eminent actors far advanced in life who ought at this moment to possess more dol lars than they have cents, and whose families suffer accordingly. There was a time when much the same observation applied to literary men, but that has, in a great degree, passed away, lord I/yttonwasas punctilious m pecuniary matters' as his great brother artist Mocready. Maoready husbanded his : resources so as to be able to leave his profession when his fame was at its height, and to add to his reputa tion as a great actor that of an honored'and re spected country gentleman. Ho purchased a seat near the beautiful old town of Sherborne, in Dorsetshire, and there most of his later life was passed. —New York World. A writer to a journal in another city gives this account of how the New York fashionables are reviving an old theatrical custom of society: “A lady invites a party to early dinner, and then off they go to the theatre, after dining, in full dress, making the usual aombro-clad au dience fairly brilliant with their silks and jewels, and beads which are the pride of the hair dressers and the marvel of the uninitiated, who regard with wonder and awe the mysterious structure "of hair, flowers, and feathers that adorns the head feminine when the wearer is in full dress. Or else, if the dinner party is dis pensed with, the theatre comes first, and after that a jolly supper and plenty of fun until over so much o’clock in the morning. That is the way fashionable New York is amusing itself nowadays, or rather nowanights, and the new fashion is a success. At the Grand Opera last night there were no less than six of these par ties, the largest of them numbering about fifty. They were in dinner toilettes, and occupied seats in the centre of the house. These are the first really large parties of the kind that have been given, but so successful were they that they may be set down as an established fashion.” A Now York corresDondent writes u follows ACADEjTZ 07 MUSIC. GENERAL NOTES. of Miss Neilson,now playing at Booth’s Theatre: 1 approach the particular theatrical novelty of the week with some hesitancy, fearing that my humble opinion must be wrong when it ia opposed to the con* elusions of the grand critics of the New York press. At Booth’s Theatre Miss 'NeOson has appeared in a new drama called “ Amy Bobsart,” founded on Scott’s novel, “Kenilworth.” I am Informed that Miss Nells on was a “ tremendous success ;” that she is “ the greatest actress living j” and that “no one but a blind Twrm would refuse to acknowledge her charms.” These are sweeping assertions; but, nevertheless, they are tinged with exaggeration. hGss Neilson is good looking : NeiJson bM an attractive presence; but Miga Neilscn is not a great actress, even according to the lax definition of the word now prevailing. This lady, as on actress, is cold, stiff, and unsympathetic; in place of entering into the spirit of her part, she in vests it with her own individnality. Her Juliet is not the Juliet of Shakspearo; her Paulina is not the Pau ftjteof Bulwer; her Amy Jlobiart is not the Amy of Sir Walter Scott. Mi«* Ndlson invests herself in an Elizabethan drees, but here her transformation ends; she is simply Mias Neilson in antique attire. Haw thorne tells a pretty story of a snow-image which becomes gifted with motion; Miss Neilson is tho reality of this fiction. The fire of her soul —excuse this “ dropping ” into poetry—is not warm enough to melt her coating of icc, she is always calm, always self-conscious, always anxious to strike pretty attitudes. It Is only Just to add that the lady was received with much enthusiasm, and seemed to be a great favorite with her audience; and that occasion ally, but at very long intervals, she really forgot herself for a moment or so, and became unpleasantly dra matic. It is difficult co characterize Mias NeiUou’s talents, but It is undoubted that she disappoints more frequently than she pleases. Not to find further fault, no mention will be made of the other characters in the play. I will only add that, if any enemies of Queen Elizabeth exist at the present day, they were amply revenged by tho “counterfeit presentment” of this virago. MUSIC. Tho fourth reception of the Apollo Club toils associate members will be given at Standard Hall, on Tuesday evening, June 3., -An excellent programme is in rehearsal, and as this will be the lost entertainment of the spring season, the Club is laboring assiduously to make it the best of the series. It is not impossible that after the season is over the Club may give a summer-- night's festival, but no definite arrangements have yet been made. The summer months will bo spent in active rehearsals and preparations for the next season, which begins in September. It is confidently expected that daring the next season it will be able to announce some of. the greatest musical attractions which concert-goers have ever had in this city. The next entertainment, like the last one, will close with dancing and promenade.. Outlie 30th inst., the Club will take part in the decoration observances and eing at Kosehill Cemetery. - : PERSONAL. In another column of this paper an exhaustive article upon the German singing societies is printed, in which is briefly announced the reor ganization of the Chicago Liederkranz, and an invitation from many of the leading Germans of this city to Mr. Bolatka to come here and take charge of it. Wo have the best authority for saying that tho scheme contemplates also the organization of a first-class or chestra. Mr. Balatka is how in Milwaukee at tho head of a very flourishing society, but his predilections are in favor of this city. He has the invitation under consideration. Should he accept it, ho will be sore to meet with a very warm welcome. MUSICAL GOSSIP. A private letter from Mr. Harry Gates, for merly well known as a tenor here, and now studying in Boston, contains some interesting musical gossip. Mr. Gates says: I have attended one or two rehearsals of the Apollo Club, and find them located in an elegant granite frost on Tremont street, The rooms and. appointments are elegant. The Club Is supported by wealthy associate members, and they are very strict with active mem bers in regard to rehearsals, having lately dropped from tho rolls several of their leading /singers for non attendance. The first bass is notably weak in com parison, and, while they have some Individual voices in such part that are very fine, the ensemble is not perfect by any means. Our (the Chicago Apollo) second tenor and the entire baas element are superior in point of resonant quality of voice to tho same part here Fessenden, who was connected with the Baniabee troupe, is second tenor of the Temple Quartette; Cook, first bass; Byder. the best basso profundo in America, second toss; and Fitz, first tenor.' Their automatic precision, perfect intonation, and wonderfully sympa thetic voices are the inevitable result of five yean’ con stant practice. They rehearse weekly with Mr. Dudley Back, whom they call the father of the Quartette, Ton will hear them next winter if no change of programme is made Packard, who was reported as under engagement for It ew York,hos sailed for Europe, M. W, Whitney and Mr. Yarley ore under engagement for Christ Church, Hew York,' at $3,000 and $2,500 per annum respectively. It will please Mr. Gates’ friends In this city to know that he is singing in the choir of St. Paul’s .Church, which is led by Dudley Buck, and that so good an authority as the Boston Transcript pays him the following compliment: Mrs. Edwin Tofts and Hr. Georgs R, Titus have fine voices, admirably managed; and the new tenor, Mr. Harry Gates, is one of great promise. His voice is very sweet, powerful, and of rare sympathetic qual ity; with judicious instruction and practice, which will rightly guide and develop the musical intelligence which is also evident, to a pure method and refined expression, ho may reasonably anticipate a brilliant professional future, and the musical community con gratulate itself on bo rare and important on acquisi tion. AMERICANIZING MUSIC. Of the effect of the Cincinnati Festival upon the Germans, tho following extracts from two of the leading German papers in this country bear important witness, The WestUche Tost corre spondent says: The Germans have not, so for, at least, as I have teen able to jadga of the somewhat mixed state of affairs, taken so active a part in the Festival as they • should have done, and especially daring the first few days after my arrival. I heard in German circles many a disparaging remark, giving TirmiigtaVahla evi dence of association malice, bat now that the success cannot be denied, they want to lie themselves out of the scrape; bat this they cannot do; the facts are too patent, and a very thorough and wholesome reaction will result from this American victory to the dilettante life of the German societies, a reaction by the way which might bo desirable, not merely for the Cincin nati societies, but more or less all the singing societies in the West, and, with but few exceptions, those of the East also. Hans Balatka. the correspondent of the Illi nois Staais-Zeilung. who ropiwented that paper at Cincinnati, wrote * . . Compare the zeal, which the chorus-singers dis played at this festival, and which induced them to un dergo the labor of eight large performances, to say nothing of the rehearsals.—compare this, we say, with the carelessness with which, as a rule, matters are conducted at a German sangerfeat, The writer of these could name some of the societies belonging to the Korth American Ssngerbnnd who had no idea, for instance, of the difficult nature of the songs of the St. Louis Festival, who, however, would have been on their legs, staunch and stiff, had an opportunity been given them to sing any mu sical bagatelle as a prize song. Can anything really good be achieved with such material? Certainly not, and if the German singing societies will not earnestly strive to do away with this evil, if they shall continue to give to music and song the subordinate position which it occupies In many societies, it is possible that wo live to see the day when the compositions of our German art heroes shall be interpreted better by other nationalities than by German singers them selves. yfa have received from G. O. Knopfcl. 148 State street, the following now mnsio: “ Frie den’s Palmen,” waltz by Fr. Zikoff; “ Die Fan taaion Walzer,” by Fr. Zikoff; Grand Fantasia on “ Pleyel’s Hymn,” by Homer N. Bartlett; “PhiKappaPsi March,” by Florian Mailer; “ Break of Day,” rererio for piano, by Julios E. Muller; “ Village Girl,” idyll for piano, by Fred Baumfelder; “Invitation to the Galop,”by Franz Bendel; “May Bose,” for piano, by Krug; “In the Mountains,” a musical picture, for piano, by Lange; “ Homesick,” for piano, by H. Schonburg; “ Fairies’ Dance,” for piano, by Spindler“ Solitary Hours,” for piano, by H. Stichl; “Valso Esqnisse,” for piano, by Charles Haas, and “ Song, of the Complaining Brook,” reverie for piano, by William Jooho. All of the .above mnsio is from the house of William A. Fond & Co., Now York. ; CoL Charles H. Clarke, of Milwaukee, has written some new and appropriate words to Kel ler’s “ American Hymn,” and dedicated the pro duction to the “Grand Army of the Eepnblio.” Tho lines axe entitled “ Our Braves,” and will make an effective piece for “ Memorial Day,” for which they are intended. Tho words and music, the latter in quartette form, occupy a good-sized sheet, and can be had of the author, CoL Clarke. Price, $5 per hundred. THE OEPHEU3 COXCEET. A complimentary concert to Mr. G. Iluesaen will take place this evening at the Orpheus Hall, corner of Peoria and Lake streets, with the fol lowing programme: 1. Overture to “ Poet and Peasant .....Soppe 2. Quartette —“ Scandinavian Song ”....- v Scxiuitz 3. Cavatina—Trombone 5010... ndaemann Mr, IS. Braun. i. Tenor Solo—“ Love** Pleasure ”. -.AM Mr. G. Uwtaen. 6. Potpourri—“H Trovstore” ••••verdi 6. “The Wanderer”.. Schubert 7. Quartette— 41 Standchen ••AM 8. Tenor Solo from “ Postillion of Lonjumeau”. Adam 9. Chorus —“0din”........-..*'* I^nz the OEBMAifiA auzxKzncnos’s hall. The new and elegant hall of the Germania, Macnnerchor, in urconebaum’a Bank building, will be formally dedicated on Saturday next. The programme of arrangements has not yet been made out, bnt the affaii promises* to be a very brilliant one* and on* hmg to be reaena bered in connection with the musical history of the city. . . tubheb haix. - The programme for the Turner Hall concert tbta afternoon ia as follows : 1. Festival March.......... Herischd 3. Overture toThe King of Clubs” . ...j.Proch B.*Fantasia from “Lohengrin”.;.Wagner i Potpourri—“ Album of Prague”-,.... .Mcnzei 5. Overture to “ Semlramide”. ...«r...Bosalnl 6. Waltz—“ Tillage Swallows” Btrau» 7. Potpourri from “ The Masked Ball”, Term,. 8. Overture to “ Prometheus” Beethoven 9. Quadrille—“ThePilgrim”...,., Straus* MUSICAL NOTES. An oratorio society has been organized in Hew York, under the direction of Dr. Damrosch. Handel's great work, “ Samson, ” ia in re hearsal. Verdi has refused the Presidency of the Musi cal Jury of the Tionna Exhibition, and the post is still open. Miaa Minnie Hauck is anxious to return to New York, and it is predicted she will be singing here next winter. - • The brothers Kunkel, of St. Louis, are now in New York, and are making a decided sensation with their piano playing.- A Schum&mrFestival ia to be held at Bonn, 4 this summer, for the purpose of defraying the coat of a monument over the composer’s grave in the cemetery of that town. Senor Eusebio Delgado, the Court violinist of the late Emperor Maximilian, is in‘New York City, and is announced to play at a concert there shortly. Signor Mario has arrived in London, and there ia a rumor that he is to give three represent** tions of opera, in the course of the season. Maxy Provost, the actress, bag permanently retired from the stage, and is superintending, at Leipsic, the musical education of her daughter, for whom great expectations are formed. M. Placid© Canonge has purchased the French Opera-House, in New Orleans, which cost $200,- 000, for $40,500. The subscription-list for M. Canonge's next seabon has reached $55,000. Nilsson has returned to Drury Lane, London, and made her first appearance in “Faust,” re cently, with her usual success. It is said of tho new baritone, BTpndfc Modini, who has quite recently appeared in England, that he has a very powerful voice, and that with a little calming down his intensity of purpose will be productive of great results. Foreign papers announce that, at the personal request of the Austrian Emperor; Gounod has agreed that the first performance of his new opera, “ Polyeucte,” shall take place at Vienna during the Exposition. The composer stipulates that the role of Pauline shall do intrusted to Sirs. Weldon. The reception of American singers abroad is one of the evidences of the growth of this coun try in musical culture. Mias Jennie £. Bull, cf How York City, who somo. time since wont to Milan to complete her studies, has appeared in opera thirty-five times at Fesaro, the birth-place of Bosaini, with great success. In a recent sale by Messrs. Patrick & Simpson, of Leicester Square, London, the copyright of Hatton’s well-known song, “ Simon the Cel larer,” produced the large sum of £409, the pur* chaser being Mr. J. Williams, of Cheapslde. The Milan correspondent of the Paris Entr'- acte, speaking of the representation of Wagner’s ‘•Lohengrin’’ in that city, relates thatMme. Krauss and Edelsberg were terrified at the clamor, whilst the famous orchestra of the Scale showed too plainly their dislike of the music. The Illinois Conservatory of Music, which is located at Jacksonville, HI., will close its year with a grand anniversary concert at the Opera- House m that place, onMonday evening, June 2. The New York World says : “ Buhinstein pur poses to abandon the victorious career of a pianist. He has told his friends in this country, that this is his last season as a per former. Doubtless this means that new seasons are projected, in which he will he fully occupied as composer and conductor.” The death is announced at Barcelona of Mme. Dionisda Fite-Goula, who of late years had ac- ? aired a great renown in Spain as a singer in the talian opera. She was bora in the above named city, and had married M. Goals, the lead er of the orchestra at the theatre there. She was only 26 years of age at the time of her decease. Eli Perking,. in a society letter to the New York Graphic, describing, a call on one of the noaveaoX riches, gives the following as a speci men of a discussion on music with a young lady: “ la Thomas going to give theNinth.Symphony?” I asked. “ Oh, yea t he’s going to give them all—the ninth and tenth; and won’t that be jolly nice?” “Is he going to give the symphony in D minor ?” “ On, nao ! not in Deminer, but in Central Park Garden; too lovely, ain’t it ?” The Now York: World says: “ Signor Tam herlik, the famous tenor, who has been a visitor in our city for the last two weeks, is so well pleased with his reception hero that* he nas con cluded to prolong his stay until' June. There is* no reason to doubt now that he will appear here next season in Italian opera. He speaks con fidently of his return upon a professional tour.” The programme for the benefit of Paropa Bobo, which took place at Cairo, April 25, was as follows: Second act of “Lnoretia Borgia,” Pa rep», Cortes,.M. Corai, andMedinl; “Piasdans son obscurito,” cavatina from Gounod’s “ Belas de Saha,” sung in French by Parepa; overture to “King Lear,” composed and conducted by Bottoaim; Greek song ■by Sortiri, sung by Me dini; second act of “ Martha-” Parepa, Cortes, M- Corel,, and SteHer; “L’Estasi,’* byArditi. sung by Parepa; and the ballet “La Giocoliera.’ Medial was ill, and Signore Oottone took his place in the “ Lucrezia” act, and Parepa sang a Greek song instead of MedinL An Indian tribe In.'Wlsconain has organized a brass-band, and, as the savages are projected by the Government, the white people have no redress. There is a great deal of hard feeling among the citizens toward the young aborigine who plays the cymbals. He performs with such - earnestness and vigor that a vigilance commit tee has been organized to waylay him and take bim apart, in order to ascertain whether he is a real Indian or is merely riveted together and run with a steam engine. The manner in which he wakes the echoes amid the everlasting hills would make a deaf and dumb asylum nervous. When tho band has serenaded a man two or throe times he succumbs. He goes calmly around among his little family, and removes their hair, and scalps tho hired girl and colored boy, and, after taking up tho collection, ho hands the whole lot of bunches over to tho band, which goes off happy to sweet strains from the harmonic young cymbal-player. The Cincinnati correspondent of the Cleveland Leader, says: Next yea* Mr. Thomas goes to Boston In May to conduct the Triennial Festival of the Handel and Haydn Society. 'Whether ho will undertake the additional labor of another festival for the West. during tho same season is uncertain. It seems a pity that a man with such unexampled power to re form the musical taste of a people so greatly in need of such reform should bo strained to the necessity of giving a concert every week day in the year, but such is the fact. For three years he has had not a day of rest. After this week of prodigious work he leaves with his orchestra for the East, travels till 3 o’clock Monday morning, performs Monday night at Philadelphia, and the following even ing begins the series of summer night concerts at Central Park gardens. How long will it be before the country, which owes him so much, will place him at tho head of a national associa tion or conservatory, where he can fulfill his in valuable mission without working himself into the grave before the years of his youth are gone ? The piano recitals of Bnbinsf ein in New York have come to a close. They have probably been tho most remarkable piano entertainments which have ever taken place Jn this country, and unusually-interesting as they illustrated the whole range of piano mnsio from tho earliest times to the present. As a matter of curiosity, we append the programmes of tho first three: nm nxetran. Prein del et Fugues of a wall-tempered piano. J. 8. Bach Oigue Bash Fantaals chromstlque ...J.B. Bach Hondo, edition of Hans von Bulow. Eh. Em. Bach Air and Variations, D minor Handel Glgue, Amsjor .Handel Air ana Variations E major .Handel Andante et Variations Haydn Cat’a Fugue Scarlatti Sonata .........Scarlatti pAntaaJe, C minor . Mozart Gig tie, C min0r....,.,..., Mozart Hondo, A minor.. ....Mozart »Al> Toro,”from the Sonata, A major...... Mozart BZCOBZ) ZXCTTAIa. Sonata (Moonlight), 0 sharp minor, opus S73eethoren Sonata,Dminor, opus 31..,,., .......Beethoven Sonata, C major, opna 55 .Beethoven Sonata (Appaulonata), F minor, opus it....Beethoven Sonata, £ major, opna X 09,. Beethoven Sonata, 0 minor, opus 111. Beethoven Fantaiale. 0 major r. .Schubert Minuet (from theFantaislatn G major), Schubert Momenta musical** (0 major, A fiat major, F minor) .................. Schubert Sonata, A flat major •••••....••.Weber Memento cspricdoeo... .Weber Invitation a la va150..... —....Weber Polaeco, E major Weber Songs without words.... Mendelssohn Scherzo capriccio Mendelssohn Yariattoas misuses., 9

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