Newspaper of Chicago Daily Tribune, June 1, 1873, Page 9

Newspaper of Chicago Daily Tribune dated June 1, 1873 Page 9
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THE CHURCHES. Rebuilding of St. Michael’s Catholic Church. The “Interior,” Tho “Tribune,” and the “ Christian Ad vocate.” Extracts from the Eeligious Press on Various Topics. programme of Services in the Churches To-Day. Episcopal and Homan Catholic Calen- dar for the Week. St. Michael’s chubch. Tho mopt imposing mina seen on the North Side after the great fire wore those orf a church on tho comer of Linden and Hurlbut streets. There were those who characterized these ruins as the grandest in-thocity, and others who had gone the rounds of. tho Old World, said that they had seen nothing more imposing. Theso were the ruins of St. Michael’s CEiurch, the . corner-stone of .which was laid on the 4th of November, 1566, by Bishop Duggan, and which was completed two years after at an expense of $150,000. Its builders were Messrs. Wallbanm & Thomas. Strange to relate, the fire, while destroying every vestige of woodwork about the great building, did not injure scarcely a brick, but loft the mas sive walls, abutments, towers, and long win dows all intact. The Society is now rapidly rebuilding the edifice, with no material changes. The additional cost will be $60,000. This church is about 200 feet long and 100 feet wide, and is in one single room,' making it tho second largest if not the largest single church room in the city, and giving it a seating capacity ■of about 5,000 persons. There is no attempt at display and all the finishings will bo plain. Its :marvelous features are its vastriess. The walls .are 70 feet high in tho clear, with windows : reaching almost to the - npper line. Its •three grand entrances are from tho :north end, though there are others. ’This parish contains 1,400 families >or a total of about 8,000 souls. The Superior of the Church is the Bev. John DoDycker, who ;has associated with him five assistant priests, whose names are the Bev. Fathers Mayems, Bo 'Eenbauer, Peter, Hahn, and Schageman. In ■charge of the Church is the St. Michael’s School, under the care of the Sisters of Notre Dame at ‘.Milwaukee, Wis., which numbers 1,100 scholars, And, also, a large Sunday-School of 1,500 schol ars. It is proposed to complete the groat building by next September. It will be the first Catholic Church rebuilt since the fire. This denomina tion lost four churches oh the North Side, the’ St. Joseph’s (German), on Market street; Church of the Immaculate Conception (Irish), on Frank lin street-: Church of the Holy Name (the old Cathedral), on State street, and St. Michael’s. These will all be rebuilt as Boon as it can be done. DOCTORS differ. It is marvelous to observe bow doctors will dlffisr. The Northwestern Christian Advocate , the torgan of the Methodist Church in the North west, has lately very fully explained its views on the subject of “Advertisements,” and espe cially inspecting the character of those contained in The Chicago Tribune, all of which it has a right to -do, if it so desires, bnt n6w comes the Interior , the organ of the Presbyterian Church In the Weat, and from exactly the same data has this to say about the matter: There are-a variety of objects for which Methodists and Presbyterians labor in common, and among them is the reformation of persons who are prone to false hood ; another is the transformation of visions and ■longy persons into Christian gentlemen. The North western Christian Advocate is, we regret to say, not an appropriate paper to take part in reformatory efforts of this kind The editors of The Datlt Tribune explained to the editor of the Advocate that the objectionable adver tisements which gave occasion for Ms denunciations, gone into their paper without their knowledge, and contrary to their instructions. To this the Ad-' vacate replied by stigmatizing those gentlemen as ** willful liars.” We submit mat this was a reply which no gentleman would have made. For our selves, we never have seen one of the objectionable advertisements in The Dailt Tribune. We do not doubt, however, the A dvocate's assertion, that, in the course of its researches in this subject. It discovered such things in The Tribune. Wo imagine that a person whose taste or inclination lead Mm to pan the dense advertising ’ columns qf any great metropolitan. dally, in search of a stray line of nastiness, would bo • successful, if sufficiently eager and persevering in the funarrh. One of those advertisements, said to have . been printed originally in The Tribune, copied as a isoxnple by another paper, was of such a construction that no one but an expert in such matters would con jecture what it means. We therefore readily, and ' with great satisfaction, accepted the eta tern ant of the proprietors of that paper that these evil things bad - been smuggled into their columns without their - knowledge or consent. We should be reluctant to be lieve that a great journal like The Tribune, In the en joyment of wealth and unexampled prosperity, would it lop to win a few shillings by such means. We give tthezzi credit for better business management than that. And for a higher moral status, as well. THE RELIGIOUS PRESS. The Advance proposes to make its next issue a grand Jubilee number, and will accordingly be illustrated with engravings representing the Coliseum Depot, the Grand Padnc Hotel, a like* seas of Major Medill, etc. Its leading editorial for the week is “ Our Theological Seminaries,” in which the Chicago Seminary is given a good showing. The following words, which appear at the close of the article, may sot some interested parties to thinking s Exact uniformity is precisely what Is not wanted in the theological training at day. It was no real dis advantage to Andover, a-generation since, when it wss known that Dr. Woods and Prof.'Stuart differed in views; or still later, when Professors Park and Shedd taught each his own philosophy of the fall and re demption. The special lectureship system accom plishes three capital things: it empb&zlsea topics of importance which yot aro not sufficient for a profes sorship; it secures the valuable services of able men without the expense of providing for their entire sup port ; and it introduces a wholesome variety of opin ion and influence, whidh should be welcomed rather than feared. - - - The Standard is in ecstades over what it calls a “Baptist Jubilee,” suggested by the following resolution recently passed by the National Ed ncational Commission at Albany: 'Retained, That the Executive Committee of the American Baptist Educational Commission are hereby requested and desired to take such action as seem U) them wise, to secure the celebration of the ap proaching national centennial, by a simultaneous movement in all the States and Territories for the lib eral endowment of bur institutions of learning, and that this Board invokes for that end tho cooperation with the Executive Committee of the several Advisory Boards, in order that the most complete organization of the denomination for tho purposes of this resolution may be effected. The Interior is overflowing with the M proceed ings” of the General Assembly at Baltimore, but h*-finds space sufficient for a ‘‘Union 1 ’ article, of which thin is the prophetic part: : . our brethren in the South to unite With us fax upon its pure pages a history of warfare and oon'H««st over the principalities and powers of evil more rio 'iou* than any achieved by our fathers, or by anv Cbrk v U*P denomination hitherto. And wa are foil 0 f ftith that this union is coming to us apace. We believe that .vet only the divisions which have oc curred in our huid wifi be closed and obliterated, but that the great Pn>sb T streams from Germany and Scotland will flow Jh. one broad, sweeping American river, a very river of GO& and to this end the reunited Presbyterian Church will .labor witix unflagging and inr creating devotion as the years go by. And it will be • accomplished. We may erect artificial dykes and dams to avert the remit,- but they will be swept away. SOCIAL BIBLMEADEiOS. „The 11 Social Bible-Bcading " at the First Con gregational Church last Monday evening, not withstanding tho rain, was a gratifying success. One week from to-morrow evening is tho second reading of the series. The subject, i( The First £iu,” the Eev. Dr. Goodwin in charge. rULLEETON AVENUE PEZSBVTEEIAN CHUB OH. • One of the most . growing. Presbyterian churches of the city is that known as tho Fuller-, *pu Avenue, on the North Side, in charge of the Jer. W. C. Young. Thirteen additional mem fiera were received last Sunday, making a total nf ninety since Mr. Young began his labors, one Jjar ago. This church has been organized *k°dt eight years, during which time it has boon supplied by the Bevs. Dr. Lord, Kirkwood, *£d Prof, William M. Blackburn, end the pres et incumbent. It is safe to say that it was never more prosperous than at present. Located ■rotone square west of Lincoln Park, amid tho wiiral grovec of that locality, with a congrega «oa largely drawn; from the wealthier popma-. of the town pf Lajid View, and having a pas •dr who is young in years as in name, and who installed officially, as he is really, 5J“* be&ria of his people, the fptur© pros-; of the church are very encouraging. The" iffssaat xaemharshin is 210* pChp “.^nvelope •plan** has been recently adopted, and-issaidto work admirably. PRESBYTERIAN The Presbyterian ministers of Chicago, at their last Ministerial Association, discussed the im portant question, “Whether or not a synodical missionary should be employed for the Synod of Northern Illinois,” the majority responding in the affirmative. At .the next meeting, the topic of consideration will be ‘‘The Divorce Question,” suggested by iho late marvelous increase of busi ness in that lino. _lt is to be hoped the Associa tion will exert a salutary influence in * that de partment.' ■ -• : MISCELLANEOUS. In the laying of tho corner-stone of tho First Unitarian Church last weak, Robert Laird Collior said, “Ipronounco this stone well laid, in the name of me Father, .of the Son, and of tho Holy . Ghost.” A local religions journal ventures to inquire whether this is “a Unitarian sen tence ?” A Baptist church has been organized at Oak Park, tne future prospects of which are said to be “ encouraging and flattering in the extreme.” Perfect harmony prevails, and sufficient money pledged to support a pastor. ; The Garrett Biblical Institute has received a valuable donation of 100 books from tho library of tho late Bov. M. O. Stribbling. . A Woman’s Mission Circle, auxiliary to the Woman’s Baptist MiasionarySociety of tho West, has just been organized at Hyde Park, of which Mrs. J. H. Woodworth has been chosen Presi dent.' • • - • It is not intended that tho Methodist-Book Concern, of Chicago, shall go wrong. Dr. L.- Hitchcock has been in tho city looking after its; accounts. All correct. , The efforts of the Y. M. O. A. in establishing a free reading-room in tho newL. S. A M. S. depot have boon crowned with success. Imme diately . after tho adjournment of the great Jubilee, the room sot apart for the purpose will ’ be thrown open to the public. It is 24x50 feet, has seventeen windows, and is lighted at night by gas, and is heated by steam, and located im mediately over the passenger waiting-rooms. The Twenty-fifth Street Baptist Church was “formally recognized” as a regular Baptist church iMt Sunday afternoon. Dr. Osgood pre siding. The enterprise starts off gloriously,- with a membership of seventy persons. * The Stock-Yards Baptist Mission, heretofore in charge of tho Second Baptist Churcli, has taken - the preliminary stops toward becoming an independent body. Last week, Trustees and other requisite officers were elected. ' Tho Sec ond Church has relinquished all rights of prop erty and control, leaving the Mission in posses sion of a neat chapel, and with sufficient strength to maintain a church org'anlzation. The dedicatory services of the North Star Bap tist Church will take place to-dar. The sermon for the occasion will be preached at 10:45 a. m.,, by the Bev. W. W. Everts, D. D. A Sunday school jubilee will be held at 2:30 p. m., and additional divine service at 4 o’clock and 7:30 : E.m. An account of this church and the new uilding appeared in a former edition of The Sunday Tribune. The Rev. M. M. Parkhuret is said, by his phy sicians, to be in need of recreation, and, accord ingly, will soon go to San Francisco, and thonco sail for Japan, China, and elsewhere, os inclination prompts him. lie will be absent a year. ' SERVICES TO DAY. EPISCOPAL.' The Bight Bev. Henry J. WMtehouse will administer the rite of confirmation this morning at the Church of the Atonement. The Bev. H. C. Kinney will officiate ■ in the morning and evening. —The Bev. Charles Edward Cheney,having returned . from a brief absence, will preach at Christ Church this morning on “ Passing By on the Other Side,” and this evening on “ A Glimpse of Heaven.” —The Bov. John Wilkinson officiates this morning and evening at the Church of the Holy Communion. —The Bev. £. Sullivan will preach thia morning at Trinity Church on “ The wind bloweth when it listeth,” and this evening on “ The Divinity and Per sonality of the Holy Ghost.” —The Bev. C. P. Dorset and the Bev. 0. G. Street will officiate at the Church of the Ascension, No. 3XO North Wells street. —The Bov. Henry G. Perry officiates to-day at All Saints Church. —The Bev. J. F. Walker will preach as usual at Cal vary Church. The even subject is ** Gin no more, lest a worse thing come upon thee.” PRESBYTERIAN. The■ Bev. Abbott £. Klttrcdgo will preach as usual at tiie Third Church. The evening subject is, ** A Manly .Fear and a Fearless Courage.” —The Bev. Mr. Forsythe, of Englewood, will preach this morning in the First Scotch Church, The Bev. Mr. Latimer, of Londonderry, will preach in tho evening. —The Bev. Dr. Gulick will preach this evening in the American Beformod Church. —The Bev. Spencer L. Finney will preach this morning and evening at the Jefferson Park Church. —Tho Bev. Arthur Swazcy, D.D., will preach this morning and evening in the Ashland Avenue Church. —Prof. Swing will breach to-day at McVicker’e Theatre. ■ The Bev. Dr. Thoma* will preach at tho First Church, at the usual hours. —The Bev. J. O. Pock will preach thia evening only, at the Centenary Church. —Tho Bev. S. McChesney preaches this morning at Trinity Church. In the evening there will be a love feast, with' instrumental accompaniments, i —The Eev. C. H, Fowler is expected to preach this evening in the Central Hall, at Highland Park. —The Bev. B. D. Shepard, of the Michigan Avenue Church, will preach this morning at Grace Church. —The Eev. M. M. Parkhurst will preach this morn ing at the Michigan Avenue ■ Church, and tho Bev. B. J>. Shepard in the evening. baptist. : The Bev. Dr. Northrup will preach flifa morning in the First Church.. B. F. Jacobs will lead tho Gospel meeting in the evening. — r Xho Bev. N. F. Eavlin,. will preach this evening only in the Fifth* Church. '—The Rev. J. E. Langridgo will preach this morning; in the South Church on Locke street on “ Singing ana Suffering.” In the evenlngjbe will lecture on “ The History of Joseph.” —The Bev. Florence McCarthy will preach as usual, at the Union Park Church. Tho evening subject is, “ What I Know About the Roman Catholics.” —Tho Bev. E. J. Goodspeed preaches as usual at tho Second Church. The evening subject is, “ The Try Bisters ; or, Woman’s Worth.” CONOREOATIONAU The Bev. E. F, 'Williams preaches this morning at ,tbe New England Church. The Bev. L. T. Chamber lain preaches in the evening. : —The Bev. Dr. Patton will preach this morning and evening at Oakland Church. —The Rev. C. D. Helmer will preach thjq morning and evening at the Union Park Church. —The Bev. Mr. Graycraft will preach thia morning and evening at Plymouth Church. The Eev. Robert Oollycr will preach this rooming and evening at Unity Church. —Tho Rev. T. B. Forbush, of Cleveland, 0., will preach this morning and evening in the Third Church. —The .Rev. 0, W. Wendte will preach as < usual at the Fourth Church. The. evening subject is 44 The Ration’s Dead. 11 , r —The Bov. Laird Collier will preach this morning at the. Church of tho Messiah, on 44 The Bible and the Masses.” The Rev. A. Countryman will preach this morning in Hurray Chapel. * There will be a concert in the evening. - ? . anscsLZJkxsous. There will be preaching this afternoon in the Tem perance Hall of the Washingtonian Home. .. —The Rev. O. A. Burgess preaches' as usual at tho Christian Church. -The evening subject is “The Atonement,” ■ —Tho Ror. J. O. H. Hewitt will preach this morning at Unity Church, Oak Park, ou “ The Temptations of Evil in the Gospel of Jesus Christ.” —S. E. Mabey, of Amboy, will preach this morning and evening in Advent Christian Chapel. —The Rev. James Harrison will preach this morning and evening in the Church of the Pilgrims. ■ —Elder D. B. and Mrs. M. S. Mansfield will preach ♦bfa morning and evening in Mission Hall, No. 619 West TaVa street, and this afternoon in the grove near Lincoln Park. —Mrs. Harriet Carpenter Barnes lectures this even ing in Grow’s Opera House on Victoria Woodhull. —The Rev. C. Day Noble will preach this afternoon in Plymouth Church to the Second Swedenborgian So ciety, on 44 The Church of the Household.” • • . —There will be services this morning and evening at Immanuel Free Protestant Church. —N. Frank White will speak to the First Society of Spiritualists morning and evening. —Mr. Thomas Wilson will discourse on Hell this evening to the Brethren of One Faith at their hall on .Wood and Lake streets. CALENDAR FOR THE WEEK. June I—Whlt-Sunday. June 12—Monday in V» hi Is un-week. - - June 3—Tuesday in Whitsun-weck. June A-Ember-Day, June & - - * • June 7—Ember-Day. BO&UH CATHOLIC. June I—Pentecost, or Whlt-Sunday. June 2—Whit-Monday. June 3—Whit-Tuesday. June i—Ember-Day. June 6—Ember-Day,; June 7—Ember-Day, ELSEWHERE, Bishop Simpson will preside at the judicial confer ence at Bearer, Pa., In June. A Hebrew theological seminary is to be erected'in Cincinnati. The colored Jubilee Singers have met with , a royal reception in England. . ■The Tabernacle Baptist Church of St. Louis, Mo., has been sold to the Roman Catholics. Tho Eev. Dr. Ewer, a well-known * High-Church preacher of New York, has announced his belief in Darwinism. , lowa City has pledged over $58,000 to secure the lo cation of tie Jowa Presbyterian College. George W. Curtis, 'editor of Harper*? Weekly, is a lay pastor of a Unitarian church on Staten Island, Dr. J. F. Hurst has been elected to the Presidency of Drew Seminary, recently vacated by Bishop Foster. 1 A negro woman who preaches at a church nfear • Goldsboro, N. 0, la attracting much attention by her extraordinary eloquence. ; ' Yale Divinity School has turned out 854 ministers during the last half century, of whom about 640 still live. ASSOCIATION. A Sunday-school work among the Chinese and Ital ians in New York City has been commenced by mem bers of Dr, Crosby’s Fourth Avenue Presbyterian Church. Anew Methodist monthly magazine hag bean found ed in Newark, N. J., under the editorial direction of the Bev. Dr. Hare. Ills entitled The Central* . The Bev. Hobart Richardson, a Methodist divine, who is 84 years old, married a widow, aged 71, in Port land, Me., on fast-day. - - • A memorial against Romish practices in the Church of England, signed by upwards of 60,000 persona, has 1 Ixxy: presented to the Archbishops of the Church. Tho new chapel of tho “Old South,” Boston, was opened recently. The chapel, parsonage, and church, which will soon be commenced, ore to cost abeat $500,000. The Bev. Dr. H. H. Jessup, of the Syrian Mission' of tho American Board, reports twenty-eight Sunday-' schools in that mission, comprising 803 scholars. Bishop Andrews has bought a house at DesMoines, lowa. This settles the question of the Bishop’s home < “ at or near Omaha or Council Bluffs.” Miss Phelps, the authoress of t “ Gates Ajar,” bos heard Miss Smiloy, the Breach, and speaks of her as having a voice as sweet aa'a violin’s. • The Golden Age suggests that os there arc fourteen of the Truesdell bridges in New and as the Baptists abound in that region, it would be well for people to beware of going to witness immersion, - Blsbcp Colohso has entered the lists against the dis covery of tho Moabitieh stone, and has also announced his intention of writing against the cross as the special symbol of Christianity. . A committee appointed by the Boston Preachers’ Meeting are arranging*to hold a series of educational meetings at (bo great centres of Now England, for the' purpose of awakening a greater interest ou the subject of higher education. The young Presbyterian Church at Willow Creek, Mou., has raised $12,000 toward a building, and a vigor ous young congregation at Fort Collins, Cob, has com menced the erection of a stone church. According to Methodist statistics, • tho increase of their denomination In the United States for twenty years has been 60 per cent greater than the increase of population. Marrying out of the Church has always been a for ' failure of membership among the Quakers. This pro vision of the discipline was changed at the .recent an nual gathering in Newport, Rhode Island. . The Congregationalistj in its notice of tho Memoir of Samuel J. May, the Unitarian philanthropist, says, “If the mind which was in Jesus Christ was not in him, wo should like to know where to And it.” The Evidence Society, of London, is giving a third coarse of lectures, in the last one of which the Bev. Dr. Gladstone will discuss tho subject of “ Miracles as the Credentials of Revelation,” Tho Maptist Weekly was sent nine years to a man who never paid a cent for it; and tlio other day a Weekly was retained to the publisher* marked on the margin, “ Gone to a belter world.” The nationalists of Germany are engaged In a re vi sion of the Bible, which they propose to call the Prot estant Bible of the New Testament. The same have united in a body called the Protestant Union. ■The Auburn Theological Seminary - will remove to Aurora and be amply endowed, unless the Aobumites raise $235,000 for it in sixty days. That is a business way of doing thing*. The Bev. Thomas Carter, writing from Mexico, says the churches are immensely rich; it is the convent property that is taken by the Government, and some of the churches also; but the greater number remain in the hands of the Eomanista. - —By a law of the State of Pennsylvania, passed at the last session of the Legislature, 4t all parsonages owned by any church or religious society, with the lands attached thereto, not exceeding five acres,” are exempted from taxation. —The Eev. 8. S. Schmucker, of the German Befoim-. Ed Church, has published an elaborate plan of Chris tian union, the leading feature of which is the forma-' lion of a'General Assembly, in which each denomino , lion shall be represented by at least five delegates, the authority of the Assembly being simply advisory. Bceently Milan was full of peasants, who came to visit the Church of Sant* Eustorgio on the fete day of Saint Peter the Martyr. The particular object is to preserve themselves from headaches for the year to come, and the all-powerful charm consists in knocking the head more or less hard ogainst the marble urn of the Saint. To a stranger, tills Berio-comic spectacle is productive of an Indescribable sensation, the irrc-‘ sistible desire to ■ laugb opposing the pity for the ig norance so glaringly evinced. There is said to be the very smallest indication of a breach of harmony in Mr. Hepworth’s new congrega tion. His Board of Trustees (nine) comprise the wealthy few who left the Church of the Messiah with him, and the terms of three of them expire now. He has publicly expressed his desire that they shall be re-elected, but the congregation wish to put in office some of their own number besides. On the strength of an address made by the Bev. Dr. Bellows at the late Unitarian Conference, coupled with the fact that his church Is in the market for sale, there Is a rumor afloat that ho is about to become a Congregationalist or to Join some other sect. REVIEW OF AMUSEMENTS. The dramatic season of 1872-3, which came to an end last evening, was, from certain points of view, unusually brilliant. Its lustre was greatly enhanced by contrast with the dull and dreary season of the preceding winter, when wo had no theatres but the Globe and the Academy of Music, and theso not marvels of anything at tractive. It will compare with any season we have over had here, for several of the greatest artists of tho day have visited us, and played short engagements, and tho three weeks of Italian Opera would atone for any short-comings. With Charlotte Cushman, Edwin Booth, Dion Boucic&ult, Jano Coombs, Lawrence Barrett, Adelaide Neilson, and Edwin Adams wo have had a feast, whose especial feature was tho variety of delicacies served up. Almost every phase of tho drama has been exhibited, from blondo bur-’ leaque to tragedy, and generally in a manner quite acceptable to the theatre-going public. As to stock companies, there is hot much to bo said of a favorable character. Mr. Hooley alone has preserved a company whoso strength is remarkable. He deserves tho fullest praise for tho persevering manner in . which he has gradually introduced new elements of dramatic talent into his company, and would get it, even though -rirtuo In bis case had not been his own reward. With a high-priced company of sterling artists, ho has boon so prosperous during the past season that there is no doubt that he will continue his present policy, and gradually wean tho masses from tho idolatry of calves, not golden, but silken, and cultivate their tqste for the legitimate. It is to Mr. McVlcker that we have been in ; debted for tbo most brilliant dramatic stars during the season, and for that he deserves the ■ thanks of the community. Bat there is another side of tho case, and it is only fair to ask whether he has acted in good faith to those* whose'green backs have lined his pockets. Ho has adhered to tho pernicious star system, and therefore palmed off upon us a vast amount of cheap mediocrity in his company, relieved by an occa i sional bright ray from the star. With the ex ception of three or four members of bis company, .whom it is needless to mention, that gracious galaxy possessed an individual and integral weakness which none others outside of a country ' town conld achieve. Thus every performance, even with the in terest clustering round Cushman or Booth, was not strong with occasional weak points, but almost totally worthless with a few redeeming features. A chain is no stronger than its weak-, est link, and in a form very little modified this applies to a dramatic performance. How wool d' 11 Macbeth,” “London Assurance,” “Julius Cffisar” “ Eicholieu,” or “ Guy Maunering” stand this test ? During the past few weeks Mr. McVlcker has taken from tho company a large proportion of its members. In the abstract this wool d be a positive advantage to the theatre and its pa trons. But he has filled their places, by rare in genuity, with even weaker vessels, and —the con sequences are too horrible to be recalled tp Tnind- Edwin Adams played “Enoch Arden” for two dreary weeks because the aggregation of dramatic impotence at Mc- Viokors, during Booth’s tour through the prov inces with what should have been his support, would not permit him to appear in anything else. It was unjust to Mr. Adams, and unjust to the public. It is sincerely to bo hoped that Mr. McYlcker will hereafter observe tho necessity for securing something like a good company for the coming season. For years his theatre has been degenerating in this respect. Three years ago it was thought that he had touched bottom, and must come up again. But it was only mud bo had reached, and ho succeeded in sinking to the wonderful collection of last year. There is this consolation : if any change is made it must bo for tho bettor, and the more radical it is tho more to Mr. McYicker’s advantage. If ho persists in tho policy he adopted for last season,'the formidable array of finished artists at Hooley’s and Aiken’s Theatres will certainly cclipso him, despite the advantages he enjoys in; locality ana tho position he has occupied in the public favor. . f , Messrs. Aiiran & Lawler succeeded m getting fair company, better in everything than McYicker’s, but tbo season was too far ad vanced for them to secure stars of any magni tude! Mr. McYicker had captured the best, Mr. Gardiner the next choice, and, except Lawrence Barrett, nothing better could be obtained than Atr. Proctor and his “Bed Pocket-Book.” ■ Ac-; Mr.-Aikon concluded tO dISSOIVO thO THE CHICAGO DAILY TRIBUNE: SUNDAY, JUNE 1, 1873. THE DRAMA, compahy, and.wait for better times. Those bet ter tunes, we hope, are coming soon, and, if the , expectations of the new management aro real ized, there will be little to complain of daring the next season. A resume of the various pieces played in the city at the four most important theatres—Me VI cker’s - Hooley’s Aiken’s, and the* Academy of Music— • maybe of interest to the public, and we shall therefore give a brief sketch of what has been , done. If .it serves only to recall delightful: evenings spent in the enjoyment of pleasant company and the lofty spirit of the old drama-, lists ; the trivial pleasantries'of the. modern playwrights; the wit, sarcasm, pathos, passion, philosophy of some, the rabid nonsense of others,. it will not be without to recommend it. It is hoped, however, that it will be of ser vice other than those, and a suggestion for fu ture amendments in catering to the public taste. U’VXCEEB S THZATBE. . The new building, with its elegant auditorium and general internal beauties of construction, | arrangement, and finish,was thrown open to the public on. Thursday evening; Aug. 16. the first §icce played in in it being <4 Timo Works Won ers, given by the stock company, then now, in some respects, to the crowd who thronged it. Mr. McVicker delivered an epilogue on the first night and at the conclusion of each performance. This'piece was kept on the stage for the re mainder of the week, and on Aug. 19 gave way to “Article IT,” also ly the company, unas ; sistod by external talent. It ran for three weeks,' being played to good houses during the. whole of that time. On Monday, Sept. 9, » M Saratoga” was again put on. the stage after about a year, and proved to be moat successful; to the management, its sparkling dialogue, elo fant costuming, and many excellent features coping full houses for another three weeks. On Sept. 30 “The Rogue’s March,” by the com- Sany, was produced with Mr. McVicker as faj. Gideon. This was kept on daring the . whole week, and" until Thursday, Oct. 10. On Friday and Saturday, Oct. 11 and 12, the* Am ateur Operatic Association, under the direction of Signor Forini, produced “ Trovatoro” and “Purltani.” “Leap-Year” was next pro duced, and was played four times, on * Oct. 14, 15,.. and 16. and the Saturday matinee, Married Life” taking its place for the remainder of the week. On Monday, Oct. 21, “Saratoga” was again given by the company, and ran for one week, being the last of the pieces produced by the company. Maggie Mitchell was the first star of these&son at McVicker’s, and appeared first in “Jane Eyre,” dramatized from Charlotte Bronte’s exquisite story. This occupied her first week. The second and third weeks were marked by Miss Mitchell’s specialty, “Fanchonthe fourth by “ The Pearl of Savoy.” “Jane Eyre” was reproduced daring the fifth and last week, and was played every evening; “ Little Barefoot” at the matinee. The epizootic prevailed during her engagement,which was a most unfortunate episode, as it reducedthe audiences considerably. Even with this draw back, he* engagement was financially a success. The next .star was Miss Jane Coombs, who played a three-weeks engagement, opening on Dec. 2 with “The School for Scandal,” which ran for one week, being withdrawn on Dec. 9 for “ London Assurance,” which also had a week’s run. On Monday and Tuesday, Dec. 16 and 17, and Saturday matinee. “ The Lady of Lyons ” was given; on the following nights “ School for Scandal ” again ; on Friday and Saturday even ings “ The Stranger.” Miss Coombs’ engage ment was a decided success to herself and the management. Charlotte Cushman followed her with a three weeks engagement, during which period the re ceipts at the box-ofiice were enormous. Miss Cushman’s was the most brilliant dramatic en gagement of the season, and the three weeks commencing at the above date will long be re membered in the city by the lovers of the drama. Her first appearance was as Meg Merrilies in “ Gay Mannering,” and so great was the rush to witness this superb impersonation that hundreds, were nightly turned away, failing to obtain even standing-room. 41 Macbeth” opened the second week, with Miss Caabman in the role of Lady Macbeth. At the New Year’s matinee a complete transition from tragedy to comedy electrifiea the audience, and the performance of “ Simpson & C 0..” which was then given, will never do for §oiten by those who had tue rare fortune to e present. It was repeated several times after ward, but never again with that complete aban don which characterized the first performance of tho new year at McVicker’s. “Henry VIIL,” with Miss Cushman as Queen Catharine, for the rest of tho week. The third week opened with “ Guy Mannering” again, three performances. On Thursday, Jan. 9, “Macbeth 1 ’ again. On Friday, “Henry Vm.” and “Simpson & Co. the same on Saturday afternoon and .evening. This was probably tho most successful as well as most brilliant engagement ever played in tho West. The three following weeks naturally showed somewhat of o falling off, but the engagement, of Dion Boucicault and wife was also successful. The taste for dramatic representations appeared, to have been sharpened by Hiss Cushman. “Arrah-na-Pogue ” was played during the week ending Jan. 18. “Hilly the Milkmaid” and “Kerry” were given on Jan. 20, and for three successive nights, followed by “Arrah-na-Pogue” and “Kerry. The latter was given during the third week with “ The Phantom,” A fortnight of Italian opera eclipsing any

thing of the kind that had ever been known m Him part of the country followed, commencing, on Monday, Feb. 3, with. Lucca and Kellojrg. The operas with receipts were as follows: Monday, Feb. 3, “ La Favorita,” with Lucca as Leonora , 53,444.60. Tuesday, Feb. 4, “La Tr*riata,”: Kellogg as Violetta, $1,643.50.. Wednesday, Fob. 6, “ Faust," with Lucca as Marguerite , $5,631. Thursday, Fob. 6, “ Linda di Chamoimi,” Kellogg, $1,023.50. Friday, Feb. 7, “ Don Giovanni,” $6,500.50. Saturday, Fob. 8, znatiuco, “ Faust.” $4,266.50. Monday, Fob. 10, “ Mignon,” $4,100. Tuesday, Feb. 11, “ Trovatore,” Kellogg, 674 L Wednesday, Fob. 12. “Fra Diavolo, $4,002. Friday, Feb. 14,. “ Marriage of Figaro,” $6,000, Saturday, Feb.- 15, matinee, “ llignon,” $5,158. Total in ten performances, $42,526.50. . On Monday, Feb. 17, Mr. Edwin Booth reap peared after two years 1 absence, and remained here six weeks, opening with “Brutus,” which was given four times, and withdrawn on Friday for the “Merchant of Venice,” played also at the Saturday matinee. On Saturday evening “ Don Ccesar de Bazan.” For the first threo evenings of the second week he played The Lady of Lyons,” given also at matine.e; the remainder of the week “ The Fool’s Bevongo.” The third week was characterized by “Bichelieu,” Hr. Booth’s most finished character, on tho first threo even ings. Thursday evening and Saturday matinee “ Much Ado About Nothing Friday and Satur day evenings “Macbeth.” The fourth week “ Hamlet,” with “Don Cassar do Bazan” at the Saturday matinee. Thefifthweokwasremarkable for the production of “ Julius Caesar,” with Mr. Booth successively in the characters of Brutus, Cassius, and Marc Antony , The sixth and last week opened with “ Bichard m./’ played five times; Saturday afternoon,/“ Hamlet,” and evening, “ Merchant of Venice.” The company played “ Article 47 ” as a sort of by-play when Booth went through the provinces, and Mr. McVicker through hie company, like a moth through a worn-out overcoat. Miss Neilson, then the rage in St. Louis, was tho next star, and once again McVicker’s was crowded. “ Borneo and Juliet ” occupied the first week, except Saturday afternoon, on which occasion the “ Lady of Lyons ” was reproduced. On Monday and Tuesday, April 14 and 15, “Borneoand Juliet” again, and. the same on Saturday evening. “As You Like It”, for tho rest of the week. Mina Neilson neglected to leave any substantial token of her appreciation of tho notices she received. Mark Smith in “ One Hundred Years Old ” for the next two weeks to fair business. The second season of Italian opera was nearly as great a success as its predecessor, as seen from the following facts: Monday, May 5, “Faust,” Lucca, §3,100: Tuesday, Mar 6, “ Martha,” Kellogg, $1.300; Wednesday. May 6. “ Mignon, $6,300; Friday, May 8, “Mignon, $4,300; Saturday. May 9, “Daughter of the Begiment,” $3,800. Total in five performances, $17,800. The last three weeks of the season, while Booth was starring in the provinces, was filled in with the ill-starred Edwin Adams, whose en gagement has been anything but remunerative, to judge from the empty chairs which have con fronted him. He opened with “ The Marble Heart,” played on Monday and Tuesday even ings, May 12 and 13; “Wild Oats” on Wednes day and Thursday; “Wine Works Wonders,” on Friday night, his benefit, and repeated on Satur day evening, with “The Marble Heart” at the matinee. “Enoch Arden” has been played incessantly for the paot two weeks until Friday evening, when a change was an nounced, and Schillers “ Bobbers” played to a fair house. On Saturday at the matinee “ Wild Oats,” with Mr. Adams m his most captivating role, was given to a good house. On Saturday evening Mr, Adams’ engagement ended with “ The Drunkard.” hoolet’s tiizatbz. The rebuilding of Hooky's charming theatre, half a square from where it originally stood be fore the fire, was a circumstance of much im -1 portance to the amusement-loving public in Chicago, inasmuch aa it has become what it was intended to be, a temple of genteel comedy. It .was thrown open to the public on Thurs day, Oct. ' 17, with a performance by the Abbott-Kiralfy pantomime combination, who played to good business for five weeks. giTiug way to a modification of “ Rip -Van "Winkle,” played by his then company, assisted by John Allen, Little Moo, and Alice Harrison. On Monday, Dec. 9, appeared the “ new com pany,” so long erpected‘and so acceptable, the firstrpiece performed by them being Byron’s comedy, “ Partners for Life.” This was kept on for a week, and followed by a local fivo-act comedy, entitled “ Pun,” written by Mrs. Lofitte Johnson, which ran for ono.week also.' The next week, by special request, “The Lancashire Lass ” was put on, and remained : during the last nights of the old year. The new year was greeted in thin theatre bv a reproduction of “IMn” at the matinee, with “ Peep O’Day ” in the evening, the latter being replaced-the following week by “Babes in the. Woods.” . On Jan. 13, Bartley Oaznpbell’s “Pate” was produced, and ran for two weeks. . “ Paul Pry ” was played four rimes, and gave 1 wav on Jan. 81 to “ Everybody’s Friend.” The following week “ Blow for-Blow ” was produced, followed by a farce, and on Mondav, Feb. 10, “DavidGarrick,” which, with “PaulPry,”again occupied the week. “ A Serious Family ” "was next played, and with 44 Everybody’s Friend ” completed the next week. “ False Shame ” was produced on Monday, Feb. 29, and was played to crowded houses every night for throe weeks, with two matinees a week. On Taesday, March 18, “ Peril" was per formed for the first-time, and that, too, after .the recent additions to the company (Miss Glover, Mr. Norris, etc.), which kept it running for a fortnight, when it gave way, as wo all most, to “Fate,” which lived only one week. Then, oir April 14 * a reversion was had to tho French drama, and “ Alixe” was played with a strong cast of characters, introducing Miss O’Connor. Though it was only held on for twelve performances, the piece achieved a prompt and unusual popularity, which would have insured, it a long run hod tho- management thoughts proper to contiirae it. It was withdrawn on Friday, April 25, for “TheTicket-of-Leave-Man,” followed by “Frou-Frou” and “Blow for Blow.” - On May 6, and for tho fortnight following, “Risks,” another piece by Bartley Campbell, was produced, and during tho third week of its life alternated with Tom Taylor’s “ Victims.” The week which ended yesterday commenced with Bartley Campbell’s first dramatic produc tion, “Through Fire,” but that was withdrawn on Thursday night, when “False Shame” was sub stituted. While the pieces that have been played at Hoo ley’s during the season are numerically less than elsewhere, it will be remembered that the season was briefer to him, and the long run ■ which many of them enjoyed testified to the sagacity of the management. As for Mr. Hooley’s company, there is only one recommen dation to bo made, and in that the public will join heartly. It is, “ Seep as many of the mem bers of it as you can.” It would bo strange if there were not some weak-points, but these seldom, if ever, obtrude themselves painfully. If they could be strengthened, so much the better. ACADEMY OF MUSIC. Since Us rapid erection, the Academy of Music has been perpetually running. Last year’s season ended in May, 1572, and a summer season following continued until Sept. 1, 1872, when - that which has just closed com menced. Its prosperity has been considerable from tho day of Its opening, and the past nine months aro no exception to the rule. Here especially have been produced tho sensational pieces of the best and. most rational character, with Frank Mayo for their apostle ; such stars as Mrs. D. P. Bowers, , Carlotta LeClercq, Robert McWade, and the Lingards; and hero, too, English opera flour ished for a brief week, while burlesque and vaudeville entertainments have met with duo ap-, predation. In some of the stars the public recognized artists of national reputation, and greeted them with proportionate attention. There were always, or nearly always, full houses, for, when tho more cultivated turned up their noses at the highly-spiced nonsense of the sen-; sational drama, there was not lacking an element of society which delighted in it; and, when lower orders of intelligence failed to appreciate “ Pygmalion and Galatea,” the house was crowded with quite another dass. OaMonday, tiept. 2, OliverDoudßyron opened ; the season with a fortnight of. hair-raising, pis tol-firing, knife-brandishing sensation, of which “Ben McCullough” is a fair specimen. When the public appetite was satisfied with all the gore that could bo squeezed out of that, it fed sumptuously upon Uio horrors of “ Across the Continent,” when Mr. Byron’s engagement ended. Mrs. D. P. Bowers was the-next star, sup* ported by Mr. J. 0. McCollom, appearing on tho first night of her engagement, sept. 16, in “ The Hunchback,” followed on tho next two evenings by “Love’s Masquerade.” The next two per formances were “Lady Audley’a Secret,” which Mrs. Bowers has pre-empted by her genina; then “Camille” nttheznatinee, and “Lucrotiaßorgia” to conclude tho first week. In duo succession followed, during tho next week. “Queen Eliza beth,” “The Honeymoon,” “ThoHunchback,” and “ Mary Stuart.” This was for the esthetic patrons of tho theatre, who enjoyed tho chaugo and were satisfied. Tho tastes of the non-esthetics were next gratified by the Tony Denier pantomime com pany in “Humpty-Dumpty,” a performance which was certainly far too broad for refined au diences. Mias Ada Gray played in “ Frou-Frou ” for one week, commencing on Oct. 14. Tho lady being little known here, and tho piece of absorbing in terest to neither one of tho two divisions of hu manity who frequent tho theatre, the results were not very heavy. Mrs. Chonfrau commenced her week’s en gagement on October 23, with “Dora,” and ended it with “Christie Johnstone.” Tho epizootic now commenced its reign ofitor ror, accompanied with fatigue to man and beast. Hence West-Siders alone were able to patronize tho “Black Crook." which followed the Chanfrau engagement, with Betty and Emily Bigl among its attractions; It remained at tho Academy for two weeks during the very worst spell of the horse disease. Miss Charlotte Thompson followed the. “Black Crook” with a fortnight of the legitimate, play ing “On© Wife,” “Victorino," “The Sea of Ice,” “The Coining Mon,” and “Camille” in that time. Tho Lingard Combination, consisting of Will iam Horace Lingard. Mrs. Lingard, and a good company, wero the next occupants of the stag© for on© week, commencing on Dec. 2, in “A Life’s Dream,” written by Mr. Lingard, and the latter’s characteristic sketches. “ David Gar rick ” was played at tho last three performance. Another fortnight of limbs, at double rates of admission to see them, while tho Lydia Thomp son Company exhibited. Tho receipts indicated that there is still a popular interest felt in lower limbs.. . The Carroll Family in their sensational specialty, “ Our Mother,” for a week, commenc ing Dec. 23, wero not popular. “ Bip Van . Winkle,” with Bobert McWade, during the next week, to good houses every night. The Seguin English Opera Company com menced their week on Monday, Jan. 6, the operas being as follows: Monday, “Martha;” Tues day, “Maritaua;” Wednesday matinee, “Doctor of Alcantara;” Wednesday evening, “Bohemian Girl;” Thursday, “Trovatore;” Friday, “Mar itana;” Saturday, matinee, “ Bohemian Girl;” evening, “Fra Diavolo.” On Jan. 13, John Collins played in “ Colleen .Dawn,” and in the same for the three succeeding nights and one matinee; “Paul Clifford” for the remainder of his engagement. A week, from Jan. 20, Joe Murphy in “ Help,” and “ Charles O’Malley,” especially tho former. On Feb. 8, Miss Carlotta Le Clercq opened with the “Lady of Lyons,” which has been given with wonderful frequency in the city dur ing the season. This was continued until Thurs day, when “Masks and Faces” was brought out; on Friday “As You Like It:” the same on Saturday matinee and evening. On Monday, the charming comedy “Pygmalion and Galatea” was played for the first time in Chicago, to the delight of the appreciative hundreds who were fortunate enough to see it, and continued throughout the week. John Jack and Annie Firmin, in “John Garth” and “Wife of Two,” with a benefit for Miss Flora Newton, during the week following. Spencer Pritchard’s sensational “Counter feit,” with the alleged author in the principal character, during the week following. The next week was given up to benefits for the attaches of the theatre, all of whom real ized liberally. On Monday, March 10, Byron in “Across the Continent” and “Ben McCullough” again, and Lydia Thompson for tho week following. Frank Mayo played Davy Crockett in a sensa tional drama with a similar title for a week, and succeeded in elevating that branch of the drama from the contempt toward which It tends. Clara, in “Sunlight,” “Uncle Tom’s Cabip” and “ Ten Nights in a Bar-Boom ” for the next week, followed hy Baker & Farr on in “ Chris and Lena.” On April 13, Frank Chanfran, in “Kit the Arkansas Traveller.” for two weeks, “Little Nell” in “Fidelia,” lor one week, who played out the season. AIEJiN’s THEATRE. Aiken's Theatre has not daring the past few months been so astonishingly successful as it might haye been, but this was owing to a com- lunation of unfortunate and unforeseen circnm— stances which persecuted the unfortunate man agers. They were too late to secure more than a fairly good company, and as for stars, Lawrence Barrett is the only one who really deserved that title. The situation was perhaps a little too far south for general convenience, but this defect was greatly exaggerated by the merciless owners or public: conveyances who preyed upon the public at the doors. Business bad not quite grown up in the neighborhood, and the theatre stood almost upon tho southern boundary of the new business district. In spite of ail this, whenever the attractions were really good tho honso was filled. The Thomas and Babinstein concerts, the brief: opera bouffo sea sons, and Lawrence Barrett's engagement, clearly indicated that the pnblicwoula overlook - the situation if it' was made worth their while to do so. During tho next season it will bo worth their while, as already suggested in these col-' umns. - The theatre was opened on Oct. 9,1872, the anniversary of our destruction as a city, with a Theodore Thomas concert, the first of five given • by this famous orchestra. On Honday, Oct. 14, Hrs. James A. Oates and her comic opera company commenced an en- - gagement of two weeks, and met with con siderable success. ■ The following week **The Ticket-of-Leave Han,” with Frank Aiken in his specialty of Bob Brierly. On Nov. 4, George L. Fox, the original ! “Humpty Dumpty,” changed the character of the entertainment, playing for four weeks. On Honday, Dec. 2, commenced a short sea son Babinstein and Wieniawski with five grand concerts and one matinee. The latter concerts and the matinee were given to crowded honses. The following week was* signalized by the en gagement of Lawrence Barrett, who opened with “ Hamlet,” which was continued until Fri day, when “ Othello "was presented.; At the matinee “ Hamlet” again, and on Saturday even ing tho: first- week closed with “Othello.” “ Julius Cffisar ” was played during the whole of the week following, and the first four evenings and Wednesday matinee of the following week, 'the engagement ending with “Bosedale.” Hr. • Barrett played against heavy odds. For the first two weeks no had to contend with Jane Coombs at McVicker’s, and for the third with Chai lotted Cushman as Meg M&riUes, In tho face of these. heavy disadvantages he drew largely, and his season was one of the most fortunate at Aiken's. During the following week The Long Strike ” was given by tho company with only fair results, together with “ Naval Engagements ” and “Don Cffiaar do Bazan.” On Jan. 6, Sir. Joseph Proctor appeared in “ Tho Bed Pocket-Book,” a highly-flavored sen . sational piece, which was kept on during the week. The second week “Nick of the Woods.” . ; The Almoe Opera-BouiTe season followed on January 20, with the following operas: Honday, “ La Grande DucheaseTuesday, “Lo Petit. Faust;” Wednesday, “La Belie Helene;”. Thursday, “Genevieve de Brabant.Friday, - “La Penchole;” Saturday, matinee, and even ing, “Les Cent Vierges.” The theatre was crowded to its utmost limits, standing-room be ing at a premium. “Poverty Flat”:very appropriately followed this brilliant week, with Hr. and Hrs. J. W. Al bangh, and “a stream of real water falling the entire height of the building.”. This virtually closed the season at Aiken's, bat it still remained a place of amusement, as may ho seen from the following record; On Friday, Saturday matinee, and..Sunday, evening, Feb. 21, 22, and 23, farewell Bubinst'ein. concerts. •». , Mf.rch 24 to 29, inclnsiv©, with Saturday mati nee, Aimee in opera bouffo. March 31, McKee Ban kin and Kitty Blanchard in “Rip Van Winkle,” and for eight nights and two matinees thereafter, with “ Oliver Twist ” for the remainder of the second week. Monday, April 14, Stuart Robson for one week in “Law m New York,” andfor the second week « Little Em’ly.” On April 28, Mrs. G. 0. Howard for one week In “ Undo Tom’s Cabin.” Monday, May 5, Mrs. Oates for ■ one week in comic opera. * On May 12, the Son Francisco Minstrels for one week. On May 19, Laura Keene and her excellent .company for two weeks, opening .with “Our American Cousin.”played tor the first week; “ Hunted Down*' and 4 * She Stoops to Conquer” for the second. And so ended the season. Boring the coming summer season, os an nounced last Sunday, Mias Katie Putnam mil . take McYicker'a Theatre, commencing -to-mor row evening in a piece written expressly for her by T. C. Do Leon, entitled “Bet; or, Through Fire and Water,” a sensational drama of Ameri can life. From the flattering notices which Miss Putnam has received abroad, there is every reason to believe that this talented lady, whose experience is considerably ahead of her years, will meet with a good reception in Chicago,where she is still pleasantly remembered. The cost of characters includes Katie Putnam, Edwin Browne, W, H. Power, fl. A. Ellis, fl. B. Nor man, Janies IT. Bennie, Flint Kennicott, J. B. Everham, Agnes Brennan, Harry Jones, P. H. Ellison, Miss Maudo Hilton, Mrs. S. A. Nash, and Mrs. J. E. HartoL Among the dramatis Eersozua may be recognized by anybody who/ as seen those gentlemen, CapU Schuyler and Mr. JimSludsoe, of the “Prairie Belle,” with, some mixed characters such * as are usually to be found in various uncomfortable, not to say on-. heard-of, situations in the sensational drama. After long weeks of preparation, Mr. Hooloy’s. Company have brongntto perfection the brilliant spectacular burlesque “ The Gentle Savage,” modified and burnished up from John Brough am's “ Pocahontas.” It is, seldom that an adaptation to local requirements meets with success, but it is not exaggerating the facta to state that Mr. Bartley Campbell , has. re-touched and adapted the original in such an artistic man ner as to add brilliancy to what was brilliant before, and to charge the now-.piece with fun . until it sparkles all over. Puna without number; local iiita. fresh, crisp, pointed, and witty; jokes of real merit, with nothing that can offend the moat refined sense, are centred here.--The mounting of all the plays produced at Hooley’s daring the season has been unexceptionably riels, and, as tho ‘‘Gentle Savage” depends to a groat extent upon such accessories, the public may rest well assured that nothing will be wanting in this re spect. The music, too. has always been good, and there will assuredly be no change in this re spect. With John Dillon and Miss Glover in the leading roles, and with a company so well adapted to comedy characters as Mr. Hooley’s, it is safe to predict a season of merriment while tho piece remains on the stage. It will be pre ceded every evening by a comedy, to bo decided upon hereafter, produced in a manner so well understood at this theatre. From this date and for some weeks Aiken's Theatre will remain closed in order that the extensive preparations necessary for the production of tne summer spectacle may not be interrupted. Tho title of tho now feature is “ Zoloe,” founded upon the famous opera “La Bayadere.” The role of Zoloe will be fllled by . Moriaccbi, who has been engaged at great ex pense, while tho leaser parts will be taken by artists of the highest ability. ‘The scenery of the opera is being painted by Messrs. J. H. Halley and Louis Malmshai There is to be a grand transformation scene, which the management promise to make the most dazzling ever given io the city. The costumes are also to be in Keeping with the other liberal preparations. Tho date of the opening is fixed at June 16. Moran & Manning's Minstrels will appear on Monday evening at Myers' Opera House. The opening bill promises a host of good things for lovers of burnt-cork minstrelsy. The first part consists of an overture by W. L. Hobbs ana the orchestra; “No One Cares for Me,” by J. Wool- Bey; “My Gal,” by Billy Manning; “Little Robin, Tell Kitty,” by Fred. Walz; comic ditty by Frank Moran; “By the Sad Sea Waves, by Harry Saynor. Engeno will sing a burlesque ballad in bis inimitable stylo, “a la Lucca.” XJnsworth will describe Yenus astronomically. “ Mrs. Dittamua’ Party” and “ Italian Airs ” will follow; to conclude with Manning's burlesque, “ Three Hours in a Bat-Trap.” This promises to be very funny. Billy Manning alone would draw a crowd, and tho excellent bill guarantees immense and con vulsed audiences. Josh Hart's Now York Combination will re main at the Academy of Music. For tho first three nights of the ' week, and at the Wednesday matinee, Harrigan and Hart introduced an entirely new ana original negro act, and a character act entitled “ In nocence at Home.” John Kerns and John Wild will produce another act. new in Chicago. John Hall, tho renowned Ethiopian comedian, will five something new, and new songs will be given y Misses Wray and Hughes. Another novelty will be on original local sketch entitled “ The Bace,” tho scene laid in Jerome Park, New York, introducing tho trained horse “ Kentucky.” Daring the ensuing week, and until furtber notice, an Oriental spectacular piece, entitled “ The Children of Cyprus,” with new and ele gant scenery, which has been playing for tho past three or four evenings, will be continued. It includes, as such pieces generally do, a variety entertainment, with song and, dance artists, and is mounted richly and with strong scenic effects. The mechanical effects are also excellent, and the piece is enlivened with new and original music by Mr. George Stevens. One of the scenes represents a galley, finely mounted, and capable of holding some twenty persons, propelled through a sheet of water covering the whole' stage. MUSIC. The announcement wilLbe received with much pleasure in the musical circles of this city that. Hr. Hans Bolatka, the old leader of the Oratorio* and Philharmonic Societies, who was. identified with music so'many years in this city, has deter mined to return here, and during the last week perfected such arrangements with our leading German citizens and musicians os will place him in charge of a large orchestra and a firat-claea vocal society. Wo are not at liberty at preseht to give tho details of tho arrangement,' but may say that the nucleus of the orchestra, consisting oYthirtyof the best musicians, has been se cured, and that engagements will be made in Now' York and elsewhere with leading players to swell the number to about fifty pieces. Mr. Balatka will hare absolute control of the orchestra and its music, and bas entered upon his work with the determination tor organize and perfect an orches- , tra of which tho city may boproud. His engage ment is so made that he will be at liberty to give.. his whole time to this work without interruption. - With his knowledge of our his, .well-, known Industry, and with ideas more pregies slvb than those which governed the • old Phil- - harmonic, we may now look fora genuine revival; of music in the city, and expect to have it placed; upon a permanent basis. During the present •week some definite plana of operation will be de- - cidodupon of which tho public will bo notified." TUB APOLLO CLUB CONGEST. The fourth And last recaption of tho Apollo Club to its associate members this season will • be given at Standard Hall ou Tuesday .evening of tbis week with one of the finest programmes ever presented to an audience in thin city. Miss * Elia white will be the vocalist of - the evening, ■ and Hr. Emil Liebling the solo pianist. . A note-: worthy feature will be tho granddouble choruses from Mendelssohn's “Antigone,” with tho . Apollo Club and tho Germania Haennerchor re- ' speotively. After the concert there will ba -a 1 promenade and dance of a purely informal and • social character. The programme will be as fol- • lows: PAST 1* u Rhine "Wine Bong ” 2. “ The Spring is Late ” (new)... Mr. Fritz Foltz. o a The Dreaming Lake) ........ *bTho Forest a a Etude ) * b Nocturne/ ■ Mr, Emil Liebling, 5. Recitative and Aria..". ' Mitt Ella White. 6, M FalrSemele’a High-born Son,” double chorus from “Antigone Mendelssohn •. Apollo Club and Germania Maennerchor, PjLBT u. m a Serenade \ Mendelssohn b“Beware”) ...... Girschnerl □ a “ Break, Break'* > Floyd * b “ Thou hast left me, Jamie”/ .V.... ..Frans ’ . - - Mite Ella WhiU, ; 9. “ Hungarian Wine Song”. 10. “ Faust Waltz” : Mr. Ern.ilLitbling. 11. “Impudence*- Mr. Fritz Foltz, 12. 44 Farewell ~.., THE JUBILEE MUSIC. The following aro the programmes for the first" dav’amasicof the forthcoming Jubilee, which* will be given on Thursday. The afternoon pro* gramme will be as follows; PAST Z. 1. Jubilee Overture.. Orchestra, 2. American Hymn Chorus and Orchestra, 3. Selections from ** Martha” Military Band, A *• The Heavens are Telling ” Chorus. 6. Overture to “ William Tell ” Orchestra, A Star Spangled Banner Chorus and, Military Band, past n. 7. ** See,-the Conquering Hero Cornea ..Handet Chorus. A ** Thousand and One Nights Waltz ”. Orchestra,- 9. “ AutQ Chorus ” Orchalrdi Military Band, and Chorus. 10. Solo for comet. Mr^Arbuekie, IX. “ America ”, Orchestra and Chorus, The evening programme will be as follows: PABT I, 1. “Tannhauser n Overture Wagner Orchestra. 2. Gloria from Twelfth M&u Chorus and Orchestra. 8. Feat Overture, Orchestra. 4. “Farewell to the Forert . - - Chorus, 5. Comet 5010...... Mr. Arhuckle, PABT'n, 6, .** Anvil Oh Oran ”, Orchestra, Band, and Chorus. 7. Overture to u Der FrelschueU ”, 1 Orchestra, 8. u Hallelujah Chorua^. 9. “ Eaymond” Overture, ..TbooaC' Military Band, 10. “ Old Hundred ”, ; ' Orchestra, Band, and Chorus, The . programme for the Tomer Han concert this afternoon is as follows: March—' lf The Eighteenth Beghsenk ”, viv*«f Overture—“Precloaa ”, Webei Potpourri—Offenbachiana Conradf Fantasia from “H Troralore”,, .Nemnaxm' Overture to “ Midsummer Highly Dream 0 ..Mendelssohn Waltz—“ Wine, Wife, and Song ” Strain* - Potpourri—“Bacchus’ Wreath ” Menzesj Overture—“ Merry Wives of Windsor” Nicolai Quadrille—“Fleurs Animus”. .Zlkoif BENEFIT CONCEIT. Mr. J. Hand, the well-known and favorit* violoncellist, is to have a complimentary concert on the 13th of Jane, at Aiken*s Theatre, the do tails of which will be given hereafter. Hr. is one of the most deserving of onr local mnsi« clans, and we trust the concert will be a eubatan-. tial testimonial to Him, OBATOBIO SOOZETT. "We are requested to state that th* .meeting ot this Society intended to have been hold onTues* ■ day evening next, for the nomination and eleo tion of officers, will, in consequence of the on- - gagementa of members in the Jubilee chorus, be postponed for one week; and will; be held aft Lyon & Healy*s oh Tuesday, evening, June 10. ANEW MAGAZINE Mr. Gbldbeck, having suspended the publican tion of the Musical Independent, has established in its stead Goldbectfa Monthly Journal of Music,' the first number of which is just out. It is for-: nished at the low rate of oho dollar per year, and Is filled with matter of interest to musicians.. ■ Bubinstoin has finished his engagement in, this country, and on Wednesday last sailed fos Europe. In Now York City, Hr, Bnhinstein * figured in 60 concerts. These yielded a totaj • return of 6150,000. From Main© to Now Hamp* • shire he took part in IGS concerts, tho full num- ; ber, 215, producing 6350,000. Of the concert* > alluded to, besides the 50 in New- York, 20‘wore given In Boston, 12 in Phila*: delphia, 11 in Chicago, 10 in NeW 1 Orleans, 9 in Cincinnati, 7in Brooklyn, 6in St.* Louis and in Washington, sin Baltimore, 4 iu.~ Pittsburgh, 4 in Cleveland; 3 were had in the’ Cities of Newark, Albany, Hartford, Buffalo, antt Detroit; 2 in Providence, Troy, Springfield, News Haven, Columbus, Davtcm, Louisville, Indiana apolis, Toronto. Mobile, Memphis, NaahvilleJ. and iu Milwaukee; and 81 wingle concerts oo*j ourred In smaller towns. From a summary o» these facts, it will be readily admitted that 3lr? Bubmßtein’s worth has had general recognition./ Wieniawski, the violinist, also bade farwail ta New York on Friday last, and leaves immediately - for California. arAUETZEv’a ofeba season. An engagement has been concluded between* Mr. Max Maretzek and Signor Taznborllk, aecur- : ing to the impresario the services of ftho distin guished tenor for next fall. Sigdor Tsmberlife' will receive nightly a salary equalto that paid tot' Mmo. Lucca, who is to .remain, of course, the/ primadonna of the company. In addition to; the two artists named aoove { Mr. Maretzek?*- company will include Signor Vizzani, 21 Jaznefc, ■ Signor Msudloroz, Milo. Hxna. di Muraka, auq' Madame Natali-Xesta. The season will be coxq* menced in Boston, in September. ; EVEN THOUGH. * * Seeefe thoa bow tears ttfil follow earthly bllaa? Sun, shine out, while yet you may 1 Darkness follows sure and swift. Birds, sing cheerily to-day I Death may be to-morrow’s gift. Eyes, believe that “ blue is true ” f Though the future prove it not. Zips, let kisses warm you through I Though kissed bps are soon forgot. Heart, be glad a little space! Though the years with care be rife. Love, bloom once I Then taka your nlaca With the sweet, deadflow’m of iif£ Mtbtiv Wre-yr-.-prp Gounod's latest addition toeodeai&sticalmnsio. Uie Masa_ofß3. Angeli Cnstodes, vna performed for the first time rg .London a few weeks sine®. The now wcri; is spoken of as being tboroorfily ecclesiastical in style, the “ Sanotna " and “O. Salutaris ” being the beat nnmbera* 9 .Mendelasoha .....Liebling .Schumann ..Mangold ....Chopin .... Chopin ....*.....Mozart .Bnbinstela ’ LUxf , .Schnbert v .Mendelssohn ..Weber ........Keller .3 .Flotow . Haydn ..Straus* ...Yerdl Mozart * ........V«nU Weber .....Handed

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