Newspaper of Chicago Daily Tribune, June 8, 1873, Page 9

Newspaper of Chicago Daily Tribune dated June 8, 1873 Page 9
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THE CHURCH. Scriptural Grounds on Which . .. Divorces are Obtained. The Subject Discussed by the Presbyterian Ministerial Association. Trinity Episcopal" Church—History of the Society. Description of Its New House ’. of Worship- Programme of Services irv ,the - Churches To-Day. Episcopal and Roman Catholic Calendars. The Ministerial Association of the Presbyte-. Tiin Church of Chicago discussed at its last meeting the “scriptural ground on which di vorcee are granted.” The subject was one of great interest, and called forth a .very general and full expression from the members present. The prominent points set forth wejro in sub stance as follows: On a certain occasion the Pharisees asked the Sa ‘ vior; “Is it lawful fora roan to put away his wife for every cause /” Jeans answered; “ Have ye not read that He which made them male and female, and said that for this cause shall a man leave . mother and father and shall cloavo unto his wife: and they twain bo ©no flesh 7 Wherefore they are no more twain - but one flesh. What, therefore, God hath joined to gether let no man put asunder.” The Pharisees said nnto him: “Why then did Moses command to ‘ give » writing of divorcement and but her sway 7” Jesus replied: “ Moses, because of the badness of your hearts, suffered you to put away your wives; but from the beginning it was not so. I say unto you, whosoever shall put away his wife, ex cept it be for fornication, and shall marry another, committed: adultery; and whoso marrioth her which la put away, doth commit adultery.” Society seems to be repeating tho question of the Pharisees in the pres ent day, and but for two reasons the Savior’s answer would be conclusive to all who recognize the divine authority of the Scriptures. The first of those reasons is, that many consult their own notions of expediency rather than the plainly declared word of God. Tho second is, that certain words of St, Paul addressed to the Corinthians are construed as justifying divorces granted for willful desertion. The words referred to are aa follows; “If any brother hath a wife which - believeth not (i. c., is a heathen), and she bo pleased to dwell with him, let him not put her away. And the - woman which hath a husband that believeth not (u e., a heathen), and if he be pleased to dwell with her, let her not leave him. • • • * But if the unbelieving depart, lot Mm depart. A brother and sister is not under bondage in such cases.” If there were a con tradiction between the Savior and St. Paul, tho tcach .ingsof the former would certainly have the greater weight, especially as St, Paul says that he speaks of himself, and not of the Lord. All appearance of con tradiction vanishes, however, if yon construe the words of SLPaul as referring to a simple separation from bed and board, and not a divorce from the bonds of matrimony. The Savior does not say that the adultery consists in the putting away of the husband or wife, but in tho putting away and marrying another. “Whoso shall put away his wife and. marry another, except for fornication, shall be guilty pf adultery.” In the context St. Paul forbids Christians to separate or deny to each other the charities of married life, unless for a short season, and for devotional purposes, but when he addresses thoee who, previous to their be coming Christians, were married to heathen, he says where the unbelieving. partner departs, the believer is not bound to live with ♦iipm dr recognize their authority. The arguments In favor of a different construction have their origin iff "questions of expedience and •matters of feeling. Sympathy for the injured party suggests that it is a great hardship to deny them the privilege of marrying again, and thus require them to puffer for the evil conduct of another. Any law, by reason of its universality, may work hardships in parr trmlar ir and under peculiar circumstances. Even viewed in the light of expediency, the question ia not whether hardships may arise in individual cases under the operation of a general law, but whether it .will secure the greatest good to the greatest number. for wrampiQ the law of murder, which is of both Tinman and divine origin. The execution of a husband jmd. father is a great hardship upon the wife ■ children, the innocent suffer for the guilty, and yet the signs of the times show how necessary the death penalty is to the well-being of society. Viewed •is a question of political economy, aside from any mom or religious bearing the subject may have, it is * question of great doubt, whether divorces a vinculo matrimonii should be granted for any other cause adultery. Where divorces are granted for other “causes, it certainly has the tendency to weaken the matrimonial relation and multiply the number of sep arations It enables those who wish to dissolve •the relation for slight and Insufficient. causes to do so, by simply changing their residence, •for» tiroe. It encourages hasty and inconsiderate marriages, by holding out the idea that they may bo .easily spnMl<»d r It leads to domestic infelicity, in 'many instances resulting in'separation, when but for the laxityof tho law incompatibilities and differences would be-reconciled. It demoralizes society-engender ing low ideas of the sanctity of the marriage relation, removing the stigma that ought to attach to its willful dissolution. The truth of these remarks is substan tiated by the alarming increase in the number of di vorces. The relation of husband.and wife is the basis of all our social relations, and tho foundation of the Whole community of institutions, hence every safe- Sard should be thrown around it, “ That which God tb joined together let no man put asunder,” trinity episcopal church. Trinity Church was organized March 6, 1842. The first officers were: J. Brinkerhoof, Senior harden; S. J. Sherwood, Junior Warden'; and Cyrenius Beers, Charles Sautor, Caleb Morgan, Thomas Whitlock, and William H. Brackett, vestrymen. During its early existence it was fostered by the St. James parish, and on the 15th of February, 1844, the Bector of St. James, the Bey. W. F. Walker, resigned the Bectorship of that church and; took charge of Trinity. During the same year, a church edifice was erected on Madison street, between Clark and LaSalle, which was opened for divine service Aug. 25. The corner stone of this building was laid * by the Bight Bev. Philander Chase, D.D., Bishop of the Diocese/in the presence of a large multitude. Mr. Walker resigned the Bectorship in May, 1847, and in September of the same year the Bev. Mr. Barlow, of Peeksville, N. Y.. was chosen as his successor. Mr. Barlow labored very acceptably and faithfully until in February, 1850; when h© was called home to his reward. The next Bector was the Bev. O. E, Swope, called from St. James College, Maryland, who re mained in charge until -May 15, when the pariah of Grace Episcopal Church 'was organized, and Mr. Swope chosen as its Bector. For nearly two years the Church was • without a regular Bector,- and was served in turn hy the Bev. Charles Beighley and Bev. John Kelly; D. D. On the 24th of August, 1853, the Bey. W. A. Smallwood, D. D., was solemnly instituted into the office of Bector hy Bishop Whitehouse, He was succeeded in 1857 by the Bey. Noah Hunt Schehck, who served the parish until 1860, when the Bev. James Pratt, of the Church of the Covenant, Philadelphia, took charge. Under his administration, the new church, which was locatedon Jackson street, between Wabash and Michigan avenues, was erected, in which the congregation continued to worship until the great fire. This grand edifice was solemnly consecrated to the worship of God by Bishop Whitehouse, April 24, 1865. One of the dailies remarks of this occasion: “Although 'the weather was very unfavorable, a good con gregation assembled to witness tne interesting ceremony,—the climax of years of labor and de votion,—and to hoar a sermon from the former Bector of Trinity, the Bev. N. H. Bchenck.' The Bishop was assisted in the henices hy eight clergymen,—the Bector of the parish ; Eev. E. M. "Van Deusen, D. D. ? of Pitts burgh, Pa. ; Bev. N. H. Schenck, of Baltimore. Md.; Bev. Henry Bpolford, of Oberlin, O.; wa Bey. Messrs. Cheney,SStoutt t and Smith, of Jiis city.” Dr. Pratt resigned bis charge on account of flthealth, in Mnrrh ) 1863, and was succeeded by Bev. Dr. Cummins, April 17, 1664,—0ne of the ablest Sectors, perhaps, ever in charge of Trinity. He was succeeded by Dr. Keeling, who labored until 1868, when the present Bector, Bev, E. Sullivan, was called. from the St. George’s Church, • Montreal, where he had bpen laboring for about six years. Mr, Sullivan is ft graduate of Trinity College, Dublin, taring his degree in -1858. : He is an able, fearless, outspoken, and very efficient minister of the Gospel. It has been under his administration that the great fire ■swept away their fine church building, and that •aw baiiditij {Mg jiannod aitf is slreadj •iafifil, 8b lb to lb oopgalion hvs worshipped,,the first year, in Standard HalL and now in tho old Calvary Presbyterian building, which has been rented and will be used for tbi« purpose until the new chapel is completed, which will be next October. . The new Duilding is in the Gothic style, and will be : one of the finest in the city. - Tho members of { the Badding Committee are, the Bov. E. Sulli van. Chairman, Gen. Stager, Leonard Hodges, and J r P, Smith. The architect is Gordon H. Lloyd, of Detroit. Mich.; the contractors, Mo- GUnsey & Marigold,- of Chicago. It is expected the building will be completed hy next Easter, and that it will coat SIOO,OOO. The following description ia given by the architect : The proposed new buildings occupy the whole of the lot, 170x100, and consist of the church, fronting on Michigan avenue, with chapel in rear, facing Twenty sixth street. The church Is cruciform in plan, consist ing of nave and aide aisles, nave and aide transepts, and chancel. The main entrances are by two large porches flanking the west gable and opening into a spacious vestibule. The total length of the church and vestibule is 134 feet. Width across nave andaislo, (A.\4 feet; across transepts, 01 feet. The chancel proper is 25 feet deep by-34)v feet wide, with octagonal -apse, each face containing a lofty, richly-traceried arch .of three divisions. The chancel aud accessories are planned in an entirely novel manner, affording, through side arches, a view of the altar from , the transepts, the ride spaces being utilized also for the purposes of a baptistry and for choir, in a manner at once convenient and highly conducive to architectural effect, Spacious organ-chambers and vestry are pro vided on cither side of the chancel; also side lobbies find entrance doom. The .church is divided off inter nally . by. arcades, - consisting of . iron columns and arches, carrying a stone - clerestory • over ’ the pews, which affords abundant light of the most advantageous kind. The iron columns consist of several slender shafts, combined witb a view of light ness of effect, and so arranged as to obstruct the view but little. Wide and lofty arches mark the -transept, and The roof of the church will bo earned by arched principals of wood,with ribs springing off shafts and’ carved corbels. The celling will bo of shape.divided into traccried panels by moulded ribs,the panels of plaster, all to be richly decorated to colon. The ceiling of chancel will bo elaborately grained in plaster, -with moulded groin ribs springing off shafts in angles of apse, with rich foliated caps. A nch moulded and foliated cornice will run all round the chancel uu der the window-sills, below which the walls will be decorated wholly to color, with mutable inscrip tiS the whole of tLo richest character. It has been the intention from the commencement that the interior of the church Bhouldrecelvo the most attention, and everything has been directed to that end. The seating and fittings will be all of butternut or white walnut, one of the most varied and beautiful of native woods, and free from the heaviness resulting from black walnut used ia masses. The fittings will bo of elegant design; the church throughout will be both light and 'elegant In effect, and thoroughly up to - tho mark of modem ecclesiastical re quirements. The total accommodation will be for 1,000 people, exclusive of the chapel, which will seat over 400, Tho .chapel in rear extends the whole distance from Twenty-sixth street to tho alley, and is 83x10, with en trance porch from Twenty-sixth street. The roofs and ceilings will be of handsome designs, harmonizing with tho church. The whole of the building will bo heated by steam In tho most approved principles. Special provisions is made for ventilation by means of a largo ventilating and smoko shaft to bo carried up on the rear side to which air ducts are taken from all parts of tho building. In the exterior of the build ing, the chief aim has been, elegance of proportion with but little ornament combined with solidity and durability of material. The walla are faced with coursed Joliet rock faced stone, the window panels, srehee, and all dressed stone work of the beat Ohio Biver sandstone, similar to tho Chamber of Com merce. Tho window tracery will all bo worked in stone, unlike the great majority of Chicago churches. The front on Michigan avenue will present a gable seventy-five feet in height, containing two lofty traee ried windows, each of three lights, and a richly traco ried rose window over. Tho flanking porches are made the chief features of the front. The door way being of unusual height, richly moulded and trave lled with gabled canopies over, and high pointed roofs of slate, with rich iron-work and flnials. The sides present two tiers of windows, those of tho aisles Vxd Tig richly traceried, tho upper, or clerestory win dows forming a nearly continuous arcade. The sides • are further broken up by the transept gables, contain ing triplets of lofty tracer:ed windows. In the rear, the lesser gables of the chapel complete the general effect. The roofs will bo all of elate, the ridges to be finished ■with rich traceried creeling and flnials of iron. Above the chancel arch, the main ridge is broken by a lofty and elegant boll-turret, of a total height of 115 feet. - The Intention has been from the commencement to dispense with tho costly feature of a tower. THE EELIQIOU3 PRESS. Tho Adoa.nce is out this time with numerous well executed illustrations, among which is an excellent likeness of Mayor Medill, which occu pies tbfl whole of the first page. A double •page engraving, giving a bird’s-eye view of the Chicago Crystal-Palace, is finely executed and is well calculated to excite a lively enthusiasm in the minds of those living in and adjacent to Chicago. The great wonder is that it is pro posed to complete such a mammoth edifice dur ing the season ; but if they say they will, it will no doubt be done. The engravings of the Pacific Hotel and the Michigan Southern <fc Bock Island passenger-depot are very good, and are just now quite apropos. Altogether, this is by far the boat illustrated copy yet published of this popular journal. Edi torially, the current number rises to explain its views on the “Sunday Liquor-Law,” of which the following Is an extract; - Society has a right to restrain or to prohibit prac tices which are found to be productive of public harm, and even those which are simply dangerous, such os tho storing and sale of gunpowder. This Sunday law we look upon aa In no respect a religious interdict. It proceeds upon no Sabbatarian principle. It compels no man to regard, or to observe, Sunday as a divinely enjoined Sabbath. He is not forced by It to goto church or to remain at home, or to abstain from drink ing liquor. It is simply a police regulation of a public traffic, by the State, based on tangible facts. It is found that the; congregating of men on holidays, af saloons, with money In their pockets, and leslaro time on their hands, is invariably productive of poverty, drunkenness, disorder, and crime. Hence, In some of our States, tho sale of intoxicating drinks is forbidden on election days, and the law meets with general approvaL The same principle applies to Sun day, which is a leisure day, on which workingmen, who have received their weekly wages the night before, are specially tempted to indulge In dissipation, and to squander their means in drink, to tho injury of their families. An open saloon becomes, in such circum stances, a danger to the community, as truly as ii is on •an election day, or as truly as is a magazine of powder at any time. Has the State no right to provide against such a danger ? Who will affirm it ? . Tho Standard for this week pronounces upon the “ Puritanical Sunday.” Tho ring of tho arti cle ia good, and ; the spirit which pervades tho •closing words are commendable: As to tha “Puritanical Sunday,” it is enough to say that each an institution, in any objectionable .sense, exists no longer. There is no Christian man or woman who that the day “ shall be observed by all the people,” or by any of the people, “as a day of humiliation and prayer.’* They hold it to be a day for rest and worship; meant to be the gladdest and brightest day of the whole week; a day whose observ ance shall promote public morality as well as individual welfare. The laws of the land guard it with this view, and this only. There is'-no class In the community who wish to force their opinion*, on this point or any other, upon those who dissent from them. ' There is a very Urge who wish to see tendencies of the most mischievous character effectually checked, and public •morality and decency, so far as possible, secured. Our German friends forgot one thing in all this mat ter, What they are trying to do is, not to protect any right of tbeir own, for no law of the land allows them any such right as they claim. They are seeking to completely change the character of an American insti tution. Can they think it strange that American Christians should be unwilling to surrender precious immunities which have been sacred in this land for 250 years 7 Is it not possible to them that our Ameri can Sunday is as dear to ua as their German Sunday is to them 7 There is no wish or purpose to oppress fellow-citizens of foreign birth r but there U a purpose, fixed and resolute, to keep the institutions of our fath ers os from the fathers we received them. The Interior is talking this week to “ Missouri Presbyterians.” It also has a few words about those 175,000 families in its fold that do not sub scribe for any Presbyterian paper, which is a marvelous fact by the way. It then turns a frowning glance upon one of our Chicago dailies, and speaks thusly: The Tinus does more to bring disgrace upon the reputation of our city than any and all other shames and together. The inference is that a city which will support the foulest and most da-dardiy pa per in the world must bo the most shameless and de praved dty in the world. Its libels are not regarded by our citizens, but It Is humiliating to local pride that such a sheet should be published in this city. general notes. It is understood that the Bev. B. W. Patter son, D. D., who ‘was elected to the Chair of Christian Apologetics in the Presbyterian Theological Seminary at the last meeting of the Board of Directors, will accept the position ten dered, provided the chair is sufficiently endowed, which is not yet tho case. The congregation of Grace Presbyterian Church, the Bev. Ben. 8. Ely, pastor, will occu py the lecture-room of their new church edifice on next Sabbath. Tho main room will he ready for occupancy early next month, at which time the building will be dedicated. During the Jubilee, the noon prayer-meeting in tho Methodist Block was universally well at tended. On Friday, one of the largest meetings of the season was held, E, A. WUson, Esq., of Springfield, presiding. He read the seventh Chapter of St. John’s Gospel, on which the Chairman, the Hon. J. V. Farwell, and others, commented. _ The second meeting in the course of Bible yeadings will take place to-morrow evening in First Congregational Church, the pastor, the Bev. Dr. Goodwin, presiding. The subject is “ The First Sin.” SERVICES TODAY. UNITARIAN. - The Bev. Laird Collier will preach this morning at the church on “ A Search After God.” —The Bev. Robert Collyer will preach this morning ynd evening at Unity Church, —The Rev. C. TV. TTendte will preach this morning In the Fourth Church on 14 Jubilee Lessons.” There' wifl be a conversational religious meeting in the even- thlß morning and evening in ihfi Tliird Oliurch, U&ssnrrznzAß. The Rev. Dr. McKalg will, preach as usual at the win preach at McYlcker’s this mom- Rev. James Latimer, of Londonderry, Ire land, will preach this morning and evening, In the Jefferson Paric .Church. _ .. —The Bov. James Maclaugblin will preach as usual in the First Scotch Church. The morning subject is “Supremacy of Scripture,” • ... , —The Bev. Dr. Blackburn will preach this morning in the American Reformed Church. No evening ser vice. THE CHICAGO DAILY TRIBUNE: SUNDAY, JUNE 8, 1873. —The Hot. A. E. Klttridge will preach’ as usual, at the Third Church, The evening subject is “ The Tnie Christian Jubilee.** —The Eev. Bon E. B. Ely will preach this morning, and evening at Grace Church. , . —The Bev. Arthur Swazey will preach this morning , and evening, in the Ashland Avenue Church. —The Bev. J. T. 'Walker will preach as usual, at- Ee union Church, j - CONGBEOATXOKAX* ■ The Hot. William Alvin Birtlctt preachc* aa tmml st Plymouth Church. . ... ~ ;• . ' —The Bev. I- T. Chamberlain will preach thU morn ing at the New England Church. ■ . : —The Bov. J. V. Cmcruft trill preach thle tpornlnff, ■ and Edward A. Lawrence thie evening at Oakland —The Eev. E. V. Goodwin will preach this morning and evening to the ITrstChunh. ' UNIVZBSALZST. The Bev. Dr. Byder wIU officiate this morning at St. Paul’s Church. —There will be no services to-day at Murray Chapel. baptist. ’ The Her. W. L, Koyca will preach this morning and evening at the Free Church. The subject at night la « Recognition in Heaven.” —The Bev. Dr. Jesse B. Thomas will preach at the Michigan Avcnuo Church . this morning, on “ The Reconciling Cross,” and this evening on the “Heavenly Jubilee.” ’ . ’ • —The Bev. N. F. Bavlin will ‘preach os usual at the Fifth Church. —The Bsv. E. J. Ooodspeed will preach as usual at the Second Church. The evening sermon is on “ The True Woman,” ■ * —The Bev. Florence McCarthy will preach, as usual, at the Union z*ark Church. The evening subject is “ What I Know About the Methodists.” —The Bov. W. W. Everts, D. D., wfll preach, this morning, in the First Church. In the evening, there will be a Gospel Meeting. —Dr, Mitchell will preach this morning,-and Dr. Everts this evening, in the Indians Avenue Chapel. BQCTHODZ3T. The Bev. J. O. Peck will preach in Centenary Church. The evening subject .is “Jubilee Hero and the Jubilee In Heaven.” —The Bov. B, D. Sheppard will preach this morning in the Michigan Avenue Church on “Construction of Character,” and this evening on “The Tongue.” —The Bov, 8. McCbesney will preach this morning in Trinity Church on l4 Xhe Jubilee,” And this evening on “Starting in Life.” —The Bov. P. Flinners wID preach to-day atlm ynnrmwl Church. —The Bev. W. F. Stewart will preach this morning at the Reuben Street Church. EPISCOPAL. The Bev. John Wilkinson will officiate to-day at the Church of the Holy Communion. —The Bev. Dr. Eolley will officiate oa usual at St. Stephen’s Church. * —The Bev. Clinton Locke will preach this morning and evening at Grace Church. - —The Bev. H. O. Kinney will officiate aa usual at the Church of the Atonement. —Tho Bev, Henry G. Parry will officiate this morn ing and evening at All Saints’ Church. —The Bev, Edward Sullivan will preach os usual at Trinity Church. The morning and evening subject is “ The Mvstery of the Trinity.” The Bev. John P. Hubbard, of Massachusetts, wiu preach this morning in Christ Church, The Eev. Mr. Cheney will preach in the evening. UIBGXLLANZOCB. Mrs. Dr. Carpenter will lecture, this evening, in Grow’s Opera-Hall, on tho “Laws of Life.” - —Elder D. B. and Mrs. M. 8. Mansfield preach, this morning and evening, at No. 619 West Lake street, and this afternoon in the grove near Lincoln Park. Bev. O. A. Burgess will preach, as usual, at the Christian Church. The evening subject is “ The Creed Without the Church.” , . —Mr. Frank White will speak to the First Society of Spiritualists this morning and evening. —The Bev. A. X. Shoemaker will preach this morn ing and evening at the Church of God. —Frank Burr preaches this morning at Advent Christian Chapel, and D. L. Clark this evening. —The Progressive Lyceum meets this afternoon in Grow’s Hall. —The Bev. James Harrison preaches this morning and evening at tho Church of the Pilgrims. —The Clirietedelphiane will listen this morning to a discourse on “Immortality a Conditional Gift to be Bestowed on Approval at the Resurrection.” D r . yf n . w, McKalg will preach this afternoon la Plymouth Church to tho Second Swedenborgian So ciety on “ We Make the World We Live In,” The Bev. F. Richards will preach this morning in the Fngiish Evangelical Lutheran Church, CALENDAR FOR THE WEEK EPISCOPAL. June s—Trinity Sunday. June 11—SU Barnabas. ROMAN CATHOLIC. June B—Trinity Sunday. June 9 —St. Angela Merid, Y. (from Hay SI); SS. Primus and Fell claims, MM. June 10—St. Margaret, Queen of Scotland, W. June 11 —St. Barnabas, Ap. June 12—Corpus Christ!. June 13—St. Anthony of Padua, O. June 14—SL Basil, B. O. D. ELSEWHERE, It is thought that the next Pope will be Cardinal Fancbianco. Bishop Ames,of the Methodist Church, is threatened with paralysis of the brain. Six Africans are now candidates for holy orders at Capo Palmas, Africa. Canon Lightfoot, of London, has preached a striking sermon in defense of the drama. There are parishes in Kansas whose entire' fist of communicants is cornposedof ladies. The Bev. Dr. Paddock, of Grace Church, Brooklyn, accepts the Bishopric of Massachusetts. A West-End audience greeted the Jubilee Singers at their first general concert in London. Tho First Presbyterian Church at Orange, N. J., if going to support a lady missionary at Canton. .The Methodists bare already established five con gregations, ten Sunday-Bchoohi, and one week-day school in Mexico. At th© Now Jersey Episcopal Convention, the Com mittee to which the subject had been referred, report ed in favor of dividing the diocese. A monument is to be placed over the grave of Philip Finsbury, tho founder of Methodism in this country. Ho is buried in Cambridge, N. Y. ■ A friend of Bev. Dr. Neale, an eminent Baptist min ister of Boston, bos sent him on a summer tour to Europe, free of all cost. Lazy parsons have their paradise In England, where neatly lithographed sermons may be had ready made (as appears from the advertisements) at 2s. a dozen. A leading Baptist clergyman has written an essay In advocacy of ministers having some secular business upon which to depend. • ■ Bev. Stanley Leatbes has been elected Bampton Leo tnrer for 1871. He is the first Cambridge man who bas bad that honor since the lectures were founded In 1780. Preaching in the surplice was the first step toward Ritualism in England, and on this account there is a strong feeling of opposition to it among the Low Church element. • Ten years ago the six evangelical faculties of Ger many bad 1,002 students, while now there are only 625. The steady deergtso has attracted serious atten tion. Mrs. Julia 'Ward Howe, It is said, contemplates visit ing London to arrange for a great national religious movement,— a day of prayer for universal peace. The Osaervatore Romano is much excited at the number of Italian soldiers who attend the Protestant Italian prayer-meetings, and calls upon the military authorities to interfere. The Episcopal Bishop of San Francisco has excited much feeling by refusing to take pafrt with tho other clergymen of tho city in tho funeral services over the body of Gen. Cauby. In the Baptist Year-Book for 1873 are given the names of 108 Baptist ministers who have died the year previous. The average age of the ministers was nearly 6-4 years (C3.BG). The General Conference of the United Brethren, in quadrennial session at Dayton, Ohio, rcpoits, for tho lost four years, an increase of 17,347 in membership, making a total number in tho United Slates of 125,658, Four hundred and eighty 44 Priests of the Church of England ” have petitioned the Bishops in convoca tion to provide for the licensing of “duly qualified confessors in accordance with the provisions of the canon law.” The indications are, that there is to be a strong movement on the part of the ministers of the Metho dist Church to cause the next General Conference to further extend the term for which pastors may serve the some congregation. The fifteenth national camp-meeting, for the pro* motion of holiness, will commence at Cedar Rapids lowa, Juno 26, and continue ton days. It will be un, der the general management of Bev. 3» S. Inskip, president of the Association. Tho Irish Episcopal Synod is now at work upon a revision of the Prayer-Book. In the communion ser vice it has been decided to alter the words 44 eat and drink our own damnation" to “eat and drink Judg ment to ourselves.” About one-half of the Methodist Churches In the Fall River District, Providence Conference, devote the time of one Sabbath service to the Sunday-school, and other churches are considering .the question of its ex pediency. Father De Smct, the Jesuit missionary, who died at St, Louis last week, was one of the most devoted and active Indian missionaries In tho world. He had trav eled in his work a distance represented as five times the circumference of the earth. In Bavaria a Roman O&thoUc priest has been con demned to two months’ imprisonment for having, in sacred garb, read from the pulpit, to. his congrega tion, a catalogue of all tho sins of the Tillage school master. Dr. Manning, the Roman Catholic Archbishop of ■Westminster, in a recent address in Sheffield said: 44 Ultramontanlsm means Popery, and Popery means. Catholicism, and, pardon me if I odd. Popery means Christianity,” • - . Since the establishment of the Episcopal Mission in Salt Lake City, 244 persons have been baptized, of whom 144 were Mormons or of Mormon parnetage, and, out of the 143 communicants, forty-eight have been Latter-Day Saints. Theonly instance in tho world where a father and son are both Bishops is that of Bishop Samuel Beinke, of the Moravian Church at BethlchepL ‘ and his son, Bishop Amadeus Beinke, of New York, also of the Moraylra Otonrch. ittppUklitlLAlkliiptl Its parlolr for »> Sunday reading-room out of service time. At the same time a “ Rest Association ”In Lon don is working might and main to prevent Parliament from opening national galleries on Sunday, i , The Baptists of - England favoring dose communion have sent the Revs. John Howe and David IFClellan to this country as agenU to solicit aid in tlu establish ment of a theological school in Manchester, whore close communion sentiments shall be taught. The eb’tiohnf.thoßcv, Dr, Paddock tb the Bishop ric of M* sachusetts has been received with feelii gs among Episcopalians,' ‘ To the High Church men, who crave 44 candles and the confessional,” it is disappointing, and one rector has been heard to ex- hort his flock to.“ bow In humble submission to the will of Heavenjmdsr this grait affliction,” Cardinal Ooßes has issued a pastoral which'wu read in the Dublin Catholic- churches a Yew Sundays ago, in which ho condemn* tho anU-Catholto move ment on the Continent, and recommends' the faithful to Join the Oatholio Union in Ireland, which haa for its object the promotion of Catholic Interest*. Earl Russell has just made a speech on education, in which Tic said that “they could have no good schools nnlfta they bad religion in them ;” that the .of the Bible yyas TUe beat teaching, which be given, and that he 'trusted it would continue to prosper in England. The diminution oljtheological students in Germany haa begun to attract serious attention. Berlin, which counted 370 students ten years ago, has only an now; the six evangelical faculties of -the ancient kingdom, which then -counted 1,062 students, now- muster® only 693., • • . .... i . . Rev. Dr. Bellows, editor of the Liberal CtHsttan, New York, says that Unitarians, can and do admit to their society Spiritualists, Catholics, atheists, infidels, provided "'they do not attempt to measure others by their standard of belief.' He thinks UniUrianism win become evangelical, and la the religion of the future. • St. George's Episcopal German, Church, on Fourteenth street. New York.‘is a novel experiment In church architecture. It has three stories, the first for a mission-house, the second for the Germans, and the .third for the English. The building cost about $47,000, which has been provided for by St. George's Church., • • The Texas papers state that at least forty new towns are springing up on. the railroad lines, which are great ly in need of ministerial labor. .No questions will be asked os to tho denomination to which they belong, if ■they ore- “ Christians at work.” Lazy Christiana aro not needed. Too many such now on hand la tho opin ion expressed. ■ . The Poston* Association of New York, embracing ministers of various denominations, baa -boon consid ering, at several of its recent meetings, what: could and .should bo‘ done _to rescue church music from sys tematic perversion, and Introduce congregational sing log* On tho strength of an address made by the Bov. Dr. Bellows, at tho late Unitarian Conference, coupled with the fact that his church is in the market for sale, there -is a rumor afloat that he is about to become a Gosgre gationoiist or to Join some other sect. - Women have found a champion in Dean Stanley. He preached recently in aid of the Women’s Hospital in London, established by Mrs. Anderson. His text was: “Woman, what have Ito do with thee?” He thought women much better spiritual directors of women “ than the most dexterous priest, saintly con fessor.' or authoritative pontiff.” Healing the sick he regarded as women‘■ special mission. He alluded to tho late Hr. Mill, remarking bow the philosophy of a master mind was touched by reverence for the woman he hod loved. REVIEW OF AMUSEMENTS. THE DRAMA. The crowds of people who came to Chicago daring the week to investigate the town could scarcely he expected to leave Chicago without paying a visit to two or three of the theatres. They did this with such a vim that the receipts at nearly every place of amusement in the city, whether the entertainment was good or not, showed something extraordinary. This was quite agreeable to the managers, and doubtless equally so to the visitors. The amusements were all of a light and airy character, and there fore well adapted to the occasion. Probably had the heaviest of tragedies been played at every theatre the result would have been the same. Thus the opening week of the summer season was a most successful one all round, and, as the visitors were in the main from the coun try, the managers will, during the ensuing week, cater to those city patrons who remained away on account of the anticipated crowding. There is a general change of bill all round, however, which, it must be admitted, was dosjjable. m’vicxzb’s theatre. The Katie Putnam Combination, Including

Edwin Browne, H. A. Ellis, W. H. Power, and others, opened the summer season at MoYicker’s Theatre with & highly-sensational play, entitled “Bet; of, Through Fire and Water.” The im pression given by the first performance of thia extraordinary piece was rather in tensified by- subsequent performances. The play belongs to that very tenuous and unpalatable class of . dramatic produc tions which are occasionally heralded as having been especially written for somebody or other by some newspaper of an ambitions turn. That it should have drawn an audience respect able in point of numbers, at any time during the week, was due entirely to the accidental advan tage of the Jubilee. It gave no scope for any acting, and to pronounce upon the capabilities of the company from such an exhibition is a difficult matter. It is < the Intention of Hr. Browne to take it off at once, which is the best indication of a desire to please that could be given. To-morrow evening “ The Old Curiosity-Shop,” the original adapta tion of Dickens.* popular story, will be produced, with Hiss Putnam in the duplicate role of Little yell and The Marchioness . Those who have seen Lotta in the same parts will be apt to criticise Hiss Putnam’s impersonation. * The lady shows much self-confidence in attempting to outshine an artiste who is so popular in Chi cago. There are several songs and dances introduced; one of them, “ Grandpa, -Bless Nell,” written for her. The third act con tains the fair scene, which is to be enlivened with a Homs dance by a f all ballet.. HOOLEX’S THEATBE. The summer season at Hooloy’s Theatre com? monced with a hill which promised all sorts of good things. A farce, followed by a local adap tation of the only burlesque that conld be prais ed for wit and beauty, was enough to call out food audiences, especially when produced y' a company such as that which Hr. Hooley has organized. But the promise was not kept by any means, and - that the week has been a most remunerative one at this theatre was not doe to the excellence of the programme. Our opinion, expressed at the commencement of the week, need not bo repeated. By repeated performances the piece ran more smoothly daring the past few nights, but Miss Glover’s indisposi tion affected luss Cowell, and the songs of these two ladies were of necessity omitted. The effect upon the burlesque may be imagined. Under the circumstances, the boldness of the manage ment in retaining it lor a second week borders upon extravagance at first sight. Bat, as it is to be cat down considerably, purged of m&nv of the feeble local hits and advertisements, and there by led back again half-way from Campbell to Brougham, there is a prospect of its being lighter and more entertaining. It will be preceded dur ing the present week by “ Miriam’s Crime,” with the following cast: Sties . ................ Dillon HoffinV..... ..Russell Boggs Bernard...,. U?* ?• ?* QrT^ 5cum10y...............................W. B. Arnold Ban ; S, B. Bcod Miriam Wert ...Miss O’Conner Mrs. Baby Mrs. O. P. Maeder UTEBS’ OPEUA-HOTJSE. The success of Manning & Moran’s minstrel company during the week has been deserved, and as an equally good bill, with an entire change of programme, is ready for the present week, the prospects are good for crowded houses and lota of fun. The company will be excruciatingly funny in a burlesque of the Jubilee by Moran, Eugene, Unswortn. and the orchestra, followed by Unsworth in nis comic banjo songs, and “iucca at the Hotel,” by Eugene, BiDy Manning and Bhattuck x the whole to conclude with Man ning’s local burlesque entitled “ Open on Sun day.” THE ACADEMY 07 MUSIC. The Theatre Comiquo Company still remain. Besides the original attractions, there will bo a spectacular piece introduced.' An entire change of programme is promised for the week. THE NEWSBOYS ’ BENEFIT. The effort now being made to secure _a now home for the newsboys and bootblacks is one which should bo readily seconded by the public at large in the same liberal spirit which characterizes the example sot by thoso who have ■ takpg hold of the matter. Mr. McYicker has set an example which commends itself to the charitable. When an inquiry was made of him whether he would give who use of his theatre for a dramatic entertainment for the purpose named, he not only gave his consent, but yolunteered to be come one of twenty gentlemen who would guar antee each ten per cent of the receipts for tho performance. The other nineteen were soon found, thus guaranteeing three times as much aa the box-office will show. * On Thursday after noon a double bill at McYicker*9 Theatre will test the generosity of the people and attest that of the performers. Hiss Katie Putnam and her company will give u Stage-Struck ** with the following cast: gaily,. Miss Putnam Tom Tape...,. Edwin Browne Sir Mathew Scraggs Willi • I*dy Senses...... .............mMti, 8, A.Naan ; Brennan Hadley" s Company, assisted by Mr. Frank B i Fierce,: W, G. Taylor, Samuel. Forsythe, ana • diaries Widmer, wm give four acta of London Assurance, ” 'With the following c&st of characters:, lady Gay Spanker jUIBs Gtovm j Dolly 5panker......... ... • • .Geo l *® Giddena Dazz1e........ Medd1e.,....., Cooler. Jamaa......... Isaacs i\ * ,W. G. Taylor John Dillon Charles Wldmer ..;Walter Kelly DBAHATIO NOTES. J. B. Booth his purchased “LaFommo da Fea ” directly from Helot, the author. Ben Da Bar haa bought the Grand Opera- House in St. Louis. Sothem haa been chosen Trustee of the Boy al General Theatrical Fond, in place of Charles Pickens, deceased. An odaptation of “The "Wandering Jew,” by Hr. Leopold Lewis, has been brought out at the London Adelphi. The house where Macready lived' and died is built as nearly as possible on the site where once stood the: “ Old Birch Farm,’! in which Mrs. Sid dons spent the cloaingyears of her life. B. L. Davenport remains as manager of the Chestnut Street Theatre, Philadelphia, for the next season, the rent being a certain per cent age nightly of the gross.receipts. . According to a- London newspaper, Mias Lydia Thompson mimed more thou one hundred thousand dollars by her last “season ” in this country. ' A hew comedy, produced at the Theatre Fran cais; Boueh, with tho title of “ Sccur Isabelle,” is an adaptation of Sh&kspeare’a “ Measure for Measure. The fixtures of: the St. James Theatre at Bos ton, which cost $25,000 a few years since, were* sold for about SI,OOO. Tho building is to be immediately tom down, and a handsome block erected on the site. Tho rector’s garden.of flowers, in the first and lost acta of “ Eugene Aram,” at tho Lyceum Theatre, is said to be the prettiest and best-pro* pared garden ever placed upon the London stage. Daring the ten days that Bamum’s show was in Boston twenty-nine exhibitions were given, and the total number of tickets sold was 243,642, The receipts averaged about SIO,OOO a* day, and the expenses about $4,500, giving a not profit of $55,000 for ten days. “ Mademoiselle Trente-aix Tortus,” by XX. Araene Houssaye, produced at the Theatre de TAmbigu Comiquo, is a kind of caricature of “La Dame aux Cornelias.” Thirty-six virtues is a large number. Would not the fortunate pos sessor make money in a museum ? . Mr. Bertie Vyse is a now London writer of “ Comedies,” and his first venture is “About Town.” It is is called “sombre” by a critic, and is said to be “redolent of that high-bred romance which is the delight of leisure hoars in kitchen and ‘ two-pair buck.’ ” Rossi, the tragedian, is about to appear at the Apollon, at Borne, in “Amletto” and “Otel lo.” The same actor lately appeared with great success at the Kiccolini Theatre, Florence, in a translation of Alexander. Dumas’ play of “Kean.” The Grand Duchess Maria, of Russia, was among the audience. 14 The Chicago Show ” is what New Yorkers call James Robinson’s Circus. Speaking of the Indians in the show, a newspaper says: “ Some of those Sionx Indians looked as if they might have passed for Chicago white men had they .been well washed in the lake before they started from home, and thou kept themselves oat of the way of paint.” The new Broadway Theatre now building at No. 910 Broadway will cost $200,000, and is to be finished by Oct 1. The interior will be modeled after the Alexandra Theatre in London. The building is leased to Dion Boucicault for ten years at $35,000 per annum. William Stewart will be the manager of the new theatre, and Boucicault has entered into an agreement to act there for a period of five years. A committee of actors, artists, and literary men has been formed for the purpose of collecting funds to pnt a characteristic ornamental iron palisade, adorned by some equally appropriate tablet,* around the Shakspeare oak planted on the tercentenary of the poet’s birthday at Prim rose Hill- The tree was the gift of the Crown, and came from the royal forest at Windsor, and it was planted by Hr. Phelps, the tragedian. Stirling Coyne’s drama,called “Home Wreck,” has been revived at the Holborn Tneatre, Lon don. The story is identical with that of 4 4 Enoch Arden.” except that the hero of the play, whose name is Richard Trenider , does not bide away to die on his return, but Has a conversation with his 44 widow ” (who does not recognize him), and then loses his life in a successful attempt to save the life of his rival. Another man who meant to hang himself only temporarily, found his dependent situation a Sennanent one. He was a negro acrobat from amaica, and was exhibiting his voluntary strangulation at Port Limon, in Costa Bica. His partner played the banjo furiously, encouraging him to increased efforts in his convulsions, and was not persuaded that the poor fellow was dead until a Coroner’s jury sat upon him and pro nounced life extinct. It ia reported in the Boston newspapers that Sir. Arthur Cheney, the proprietor of the Bos ton Globe Theatre, lost $125,000 by the burning of that establishment. He intends rebuilding the theatre on the same site immediately, and informs his friends that “ the curtain will rise in the' new house on the evening of Sept. 20, 1873.” The members of the company held a meeting on Saturday and drew up a set of reso lutions expressing their sympathy with Hr. Cheney and their sorrow at his misfortune. Barnum is erecting In New York an iron build ing in which to permanently exhibit three im mense pictures, entitled “ London by Day,” ** London by Night,” and ‘‘Paris by Night.” Those pictures are each seventy-five feet nigh, four hundred feet in circumference, with a su perficial area of forty-six thousand square feet. Visitors in London will remember the gold line that runs around the base of the great dome of St. Paul’s. This is the golden gallery, and in this gallery Mr. Parris, a well-known English artist, spent the greater port of four years in sketching the roofs of the buildings which lay stretched out beneath him for many a mile in every direction. At a Parisian theatre noted for the parsimony of its management, a curious incident recently took place. One of the scenes of an old drama represented a garret, with an indigent family dying for want of food. The stage decorations wore in violent contrast with the dialogue, as the “flat” at back represented a richly-decorated salon with mantel-piece,and upon it conspicuous ly painted was a gorgeous dock. After a long tirade, with the unhappy father in vain looking about to find some object upon which to raise money to nourish his children crying for bread, an irritated spectator rose up in the pit and loudly exclaimed, “ Why don’t you pawn the clock?” It will be good nows to all lovers of the drama to learn that Mr. Bret Horto and Mr. Dion Boucicault have begun to write a play in colla boration, which is soon to be produced at one of the New York theatres. The result of so strong a combination has never before been seen upon the American stage. The skill and dexterity of Mr. Boucicault in dramatic con struction, bis mastery of all scenic resources, combined with that delicate insight aud power of characterization which Mr. Harto possesses in such an extraordinary degree, offer a guarantee of a great success, we may confidently look lor a play from which the intelligent public will derive positive pleasure and the stage a lasting advantage. A story to smile at is this which comes from Indianapolis: There is an actor there of such beautiful proportions that he is known as the Apollo Belvidere. Exhibiting his exquisite limbs in the streets the other day, ba'was at tacked by a terrier upon whose tall he had stopped, and bitten In the calf. He walked on easily, and did not know that ho was nipped until somebody told him- Did blood flow from the wound? Not a drop I What did flow? Sawdust! A thin stream of it from the mangled rotundity of the leg! The fact was stated as a bit of interesting local news in tho local news paper, and Apollo undertook to chastise the editor. Bat what can even an Apollo'with saw dust calves do in a *oueh end tumble light? Ho was ignominious!; kicked but of the sanctum. Sic semper to, all who desecrate it by violence, whether their calves be of sawdust or of genuine musclef « Mora,” Mr. Dion BoucicauU’a new play, was produced last Monday evening at wallaek r fl Theatre, New and haa boon pretty well received by tho critics, one of whom says: Its representation, with respect to tho state of morals ’ and the devices of practice in WaQ street, are among the moat astonishing that have encountered our no tice. If they be true, and If such a state of things exists as they indicate, there la on Augean stable not far from Trinity Ohuich which needs the attention of toluol thodrima-the low ilor/.thit kind (ho Incidental Ungle-ls built upon Inese astonishing premises. It is not mnch of a story, bnt it serve* to warrant the satire of the text and provide occasion;for the stage effect—and, aside from some exaggeration as to the relation of persons and some forcing aa to ac tions and Incidents, it is hy?dled. The general impression made by tho jliy "Was ouo of strangely mingled excitement khd. obscurity. The first act was was therefore dull. The -nex« wag full of action, and was therefore telling. All being over, the Impression left was one of •having been momentarily'interested, and of having learned fhat this world is even more sordid, selfish, and wicked the moat confiding and complacent MepMstophdea had ever dreamed. If we were to be lief® arson and murder are quite inci dental to the Wall street practice of breaking owners and winning fortunes. There Is no censure too severe to be heaped on some of the ways of that thorough fare, and It may be that.Mr: BoaricaulfM picture of its depravity and his incidental stings of com ment will effect a good result. We hope so. At the same time we cannot shut our eye* to the exaggeration with which he baa embellished his thought, and his plot. For the working out of the plot, however, no sagacious observer can have anything but praise. There is padding 'in the piece, and* there is a touch of that recklessness as to nature, probability, and con grnjty which is deemed permissible in dramas devised fur summer audiences. The last dramatic sensation,. “Madeleln Morel, 1 * which was produced last week. at the Fifth Avenue Theatre, Now York, evokes from the critic of the Tribune a biting and indig nant essay, with which every right-minded man and woman will agree. ~ In brief, ho sums .up the piece., as follows: “ Its five consecutive scenes, based on a tangle of virtues and vices, extravagant as sumptions and fanciful incidents, move prosily from the atmosphere of the ■ brothel to the atmosphere of the insulted church, and present a young woman in situations which are distress ing to the feelings in proportion as the feelings are unenlightened by common sense.” strictures on Mr. Daly are unusually severe, but appear to be warranted by the circumstances. Ho says: “It is our wish to make our meaning clear. Gentleness in the treatment of this mat ter would be worse than wasted. Upon such a manager as Mr. Augustin Daly mild words of re monstrance and pacific intimations of diaap -sroval fall as harmlessly as fiakes of snow, hey have been tried, and they have failed. He appears to be a theatrical huckster, with no more heart than a grindstone, and no sense of a- higher ' responsibility in his vocation than that which appertains to a man of business. Ideas of a loose and mis chievous description have been continually diffused from his establishment. Scarcely a 'single success has been gained npon his stage, except through the instrumentality of the Err ing Sister. With Borneo it was thought that, once at least. “Hero and Helen” were “Inkl ings and harlots.” With Mr. Daly, it appears that Hidings and harlots are at all times Heroa and Helens. He has made his stage absolutely populous with dramatic heroines who have nothing to commend them but tears and trouble, resultant from the lack of chastity. He has not been contented merely to create the mourners: he has proceeded to crowd them. His Erring Sisters are become redundant. There is a perfect plethora of fallen angels.” The following indignant protest cannot but meet with a hearty indorsement: “ Upon the incidental portraiture of actresses as necessarily courtesans—which occurs by implication and by direct statement in the play of “ Madelein Mo rel ” —it will suffice to remark that it is a libel on the upright and worthy members of the dra matic profession, and a calumny of the profes sion itself; and, furthermore, that the bird that defiles its own nest has never been accorded a brilliant rank in the ornithological system.” MUSIC. The Jubilee is over and gone. As a popular success, it has been remarkable in every way. Prom a musical standpoint, however, it has ac complished no good or important purpose, and, if it does not do harm to music, it will bo very fortunate. It therefore does not call for any special mention in our regular murical review of the week. The only encoqraging features con nected with it were the fact that it has been found possible to organize a large chorus and orchestra hero at short notice of good material, which is very encouraging for the future, when some real musical work may need to Be done. At the same time it must have been a matter of regret to eveiy musician that so much good material was collected and not utilized. The Jubilee has closed the musical season. Let us hope for something better next time. closed its season, last Tuesday evening, wita an admirable concert at Standard Hall to its associ ate members, assisted by Miss Ella White and Hr. Emil Liehling. The Germania Msnner chor also paid the Club the compliment of sing ing with them in the Antigone double chorus of Mendelssohn. The season has been a remarka ble success, and the summer will now he given to bard study with reference to producing stfli grander works next season. mBOELIiANEQUS COXOEBT. A vocal and instrumental concert will be given at the Union Park Congregational Church on Monday evening, June 9, in which the following singers and instrumentalists will appear: Hiss Lena Hastreitar, Hiss Anna Lewis, and Messrs. Ziegfeld, Gill, Booth, Schultze, Collins, Coffin, Kimbark, Phelps, and Falk. The programme will be os follows : PAST I. 1. Festival Offertoire ...E,Thayer Jfr. Louis Falk,. 2. Male Quartette Messrs, Collins, Coffin, Kivibark, and Prof. Booth. 3. Aria from 44 Criflpino * Riche » Mr: Ed. Schultze. 4. Overture —“ Tannhauser ”, Wagner Messrs. P, Ziegfeld, L. A. Phelps. M, Schultz, and L. Falk. 9 6, Song, 44 The Flower Girl Bevlgnanf Miss Lena, Bastreiter. . 6. Duett from 44 Trovatore ” VertU Miss Anna Lewis and Ed. Schultze. 7, from 44 Don Carlos Verdi Prof. James GilL PAST H, •" ’ 1. Organ selections. Falk Jfr. L, Falk. 2. Capricd oao, jftai Anna Lewis, 3. Overture— 44 Euryanthe ” Weber * Messrs. F. Ziegfeld. L. A, Phelps, M.Sehnltz, and . L. Falk. 4. Valse. Miss Lena Bastreiter, 5. Trio, 44 Gratlas Anima ” .Rossini Miss A, Lewis and Messrs. Schultze and Gill. 6. Grand Finale, 44 Wedding March ”.... Mendelssohn ‘ Two Pianos and Organ—Messrs. F. Ziegfeld, L. A . Phelps, M, Schultz, and L. Falk. SPECTACULAR OPERA. Aiken's Theatre ie now dosed, bat will be tc opened on Monday evening, June 16, for. a sea-, eon of spectacular opera, for whidi toe manage ment is makingunnsnally elaborate preparations., Mr. J. Frank Northrop, a New York tenor. Miss Isabella Motts, soprano, and the favorite basso Harry Peakes, have been secured for the solas, and they will be assisted by a full, and, it ia said, efficient chorus. A large ballet corps has also been engaged, with MBs. Morlaoobi at its bead. The opera selected is Auber's “ Bayaderes,” which will be produced with superb scenic ef fects. It has not been given for many years in this country, and its revival will undoubtedly be a very pleasant one, as the principals secured are all of recognized talent in. their profession. The rest may be safely left to tbs management, The afternoon programme at Turner Hall to* day is as follows: L. March —Farewell ..Hoffmann 2. Overture to “ The Wreck of the Medasa w .Hei»siger 9. Romania—for ’cello, and flute*. Menzel £ Potpourri—“ ijarical Eccentricity Parlow 6. Overture to"“ StradeHa "... Flolow fl. Waltz—“ Rudolph Rlanga T. Potpourri 8. Overture to “ Pique Dame ”, 9. Quadrille Mode The evening programme will bo as follows : 1. Overture to “PraDiavolo” Auber 3. Potpourri—“ Night and Morning*..... Hamm 8. Reverie Vleuxlempe 4. Overture to “ per Prejachnta ” .Weber 6. Waltz—Morgenblatler Stratus 6, Idyl—“ On the High Alps’* Zikoff 7, Potpourri—“Tonblnmen” Bach & March—“Uber das Lied* ........Ornnsr ?A£7 COKCZBT. Mr. J. Hand, a well-known and accomplished musician of this city, is to have a complimentary concert at Aiken’s Theatre on the 13th inst. Mr. Hand is the leader of the, (treat Western Band, and did a great deal of musical work daring the recent Jubilee. Among the numbers to bo pro duced at hm’concert are the overtures to “ Will iam Tell ” and ".Zampa," “Faust” and “Xrow tore " fantasies, “ Bream of a Young Mother,” “Musical Congress,” etc. Messrs. Folz and lib:choll will sing a duet, “ The Bobbers,” from “ Stradolla.” The excellence of the programme, to say nothing of Mr. Hand’s own merits, should secure him a lefge.'audienee. oeatobiq so air TV, The adjourned meeting of the Chicago Orato rio Society will be held on Tuesday evening, Jane Hi at Lyon A Healy’e. Election of olu cers ana other business of importance demand a full attendance o( the members. ' ' iczwhusio. We have received from. Messrs. Emerson A Stott, 239 West Madison street, the following new music issued by J,. L. Peters, New York: “ Inspirer and Hearer of Prayer,” a hymn for MWpjfftlpiiilgi i|ii)HiKl|iil 1(, P. Ms; 11 P»tl o( Aaierict," > mwb li Eloreiido Einkei; “Dooa He Em Think of ,Sle?” BQnesndchorus, by*"WillS. Hays; “ God. 'Bleea Our Homo,” song and choruß, bj J&iqqsS. Stowart; and “ Julia, Tia of Thee Slug,"- song chorus, by Will S. Hays. ‘ husxoaz. xorpß* ‘ Letters from Genoa mention~th© success pf the now operetta Schiaffi f ” at the Paganini Handel's long-neglected oratorio, “ Belshaz zar, "waaperformed recently at the Albert Hall, Londonj' uptoHr.Jfcwpb Barnby’s direction. Madame Lucca has taken a dwelling at .Kings- B. 1., where she will spend die summer. Carlotia Patti has just arrived in Paris, on her return from the artistic tour which she made in America with Mario. The Strauss concerts have been commenced in Vienna,' and several American airs are nightly embraced in the programme.' Just after Rubinstein's series of musical recit - ala in New York, including representative works from all the great composers, wo find in the Aihceneum a chronicle of a series of similar performances, by Von Bulow, in London. - Mr. Strakoech has purchased the sola right of producing “ Aida” in America, and Le Jfenestrel is curious to know how he will establish or main tain his rights here. • Mm a. Jenny Lind-Goldschmidt woe announced to sing in Northumberland House on .the lS;h nit.’, in aid of the St. Savior’s'Mission School Church, at Woolwich. - - ft is estimated that it will take, throe years more to complete the new Paris opera-house, and that a further Urge grant will be necessary to even finish it in that tone. Miss Annie Loaise Cary has sailed for Europe, intending to pass the summer abroad, and to re turn in September to take part hr Max Stra kosch’s coming operatic campaign. Miss Joaie Jones, a young Cincinnati contral to, ' now studying in Milan, recently made her debut as Azucena , and was flatteringly success ful. She will begin her operatic career intbei fall, probably in Italy, . Madame Nilsson-Rouzaud recently sang at a fete in Paris,, given by the Baroness Adolphe do Rothschild, to inaugurate the now galleries of her house ou the Rue de Moncoau. During fate she sang in five different languages. Madame Paropa-Roaa formed an English opera company (including, among other mem bers, Miss Rose Hersee), and will give per formances, during the autumn; and winter, in the London Lyceum. Mme. Paropa-Rosa, Carl Rosa, .and S. 0. Campbell are in London, and they all agree that Cairo is about tho dirtiest place in the world. Campbell, it is said, has chronic catarrh, and will not be able to sing again m a great while. ’ Onr war melodies, especially tho later ones, which' responded to the popular mood with the most fidelity, are being taken np by the English lower classes. The farm laborers’ unions are making campaign songs oat of them. “ When Johnny comes , marching home again,” and “ Tamp, tramp,” etc., are particular favorites. New Orleans papers of the 9th say: ** It is gratifying to do able to cbroniolg that tho operatic outlook is such as to render assured the re vival of French opera next season. Thus fat* tho aggregate of subscriptions has reached up ward of' $50,000, and vigorous indications are.; offered that the whole of tho required sum will • be forthcoming within a short time.” The concerts of Theodore Thomas, at Central Park Garden, are no if the rage among the fash-- ionahle ladies of New York, -who complain, how'- over, of the smokers, Mr. Thomas says the. smokers have been his support era from tha start, and he likes the fragrance of a good Havana. A committee of influential gentlemen, among whom we note the name of Sir Julius Benedict, has been formed, with a view to raising a fund for the relief of the family of the late Signor Guglielmo, who will be remembered as the com poser of the “ Lover and the Bird,” u Sing Me that Song Again,” and. other popular songs of the better class. An 'account has been opened at the Temple Bar branch of the London and Westminster Bank, under the title of the * 1 Gog lielmoPnnd.” . A state concert was recently given at Bucking ham Palace, St, James Park, London. The members of the Queen’s family, the King aad Queen of Belgium, and 800 invited guests wero present. The singers were Titiens, Hma di Horska, Madame Patey, Albani, and others. The music was selected from tho works of Bee thoven, Meyerbeer, Gounod, A. Thomas, Doni zetti, Wagner, Gluck, Verdi, and others. An amusing incident occurred at the Teatro Del Yenhe, Borne, lately. 44 BaUo,” by Pacini, was brought out to a thin house, the prices be ing too high. At the close of the last act, when Sajfo throwaherself into tbesea, the “ double ” who did the fall managed the classic robes so awkwardly that a pair of men’s boots was tho last vestige seen of the distraught Greek po etess. A shout of laughter brought down tho curtain. Tho new opera of “Adam and Eve,” it is thought, will be given up, the only manager who has yet attempted to produce it having had a difficulty with the prima donna in the matter of costume The lady declines to take the char acter of £ve unless allowed to appear in a yel low satin train and a diamond necklace. Adam ,* also, exhibits a marked preference for a velvet tonic and a rapier. The great moral work wilf probably be banded over to tho ballet people. George W. Morgan, the celebrated organist, has met with a severe misfortune. His loft arm* was wrenched from the elbow socket by a rail road accident. It is.thought that he will hover again have the.uso of his arm. He can neither lift nor move it, yet he continue? his concerts as. of old. His superb pedal playing comes in ta aid him In his present discomfiture. He has still the use of his fingers, and ho gets some one ta help him put his arm upon the key-board, and, notwithstanding tho pain tho operation gives. He uses his Angers with the skill of earlier days. He conducted tho organ concert at Plymouth Church on Saturday, and no one would have known that he was a cripple.— New Tort Letter, The friends of tho new school ara now raising a fund and erecting a fine house in order to give Wagner an opportunity to develop his musical ideas to the fullest extent. This house is in Bayreuth, Bavaria, and will bo finished during the coming summer. It is now thought that Liszt will take enough interest in tho success of the undertaking to direct at the first representa tions of Wagner’s chef (Tceuvre, which is in four divisions, occupying four evenings in the repre sentation, . and named respectively Beingold, Walkoro, Siegfried, and Gotterdammerong, and are founded upon the Nibolungen Lied. Maretzek has made some important engage ments for next season, commencing in October. The principal artists of his company are Mme. Pauline Lucca, Mile. Hma di Mnraka, a great favorite in Europe, and, as a bravura singer,, the first on any stage; Mmo. Natalie Testa, a contralto of rare ability, and, a few years back, the reigning favorite in New York; Tamberlik,' the prince of tenors, inventor of the ut da poitrine and a human trumpet in tours deforce* Vizzani, tenor, Man, a baritone, very highly spoken of. and Jamet.' It seems certain that between this company and the Nilsson Company tho next season of Italian opera in the United States will be the greatest on record. Mattel Having cultivated the ears of the American audience, that indefatigable Theodore Thomas has now set himself the vastly more formidable task of polishing its manners. The undertaking, has a rather hopeless look at first glance; bnt r if anybody can make a success of it, Theodore is the man, and he evidently means business. Xast Monday evening, while the orchestra were evolving the “linked sweetness long drawn out” of the “Midsummer Night’s Dream” overture, and the usual ill-bred chatter was at its height, ha suddenly turned with a gesture of command to the drummers. At first, the Tribune says, the talkers, not seeing the point, kepi on chattering. But the continued rolling of the drums, the laughter of the orchestra, and the emphatic ap plause of their music-loving neighbors, present ly revealed it to them, and there was an end of the annoyance for that evening. At the very next concert, however, it was renewed. Theo dore abruptly broke off the Masanieilo over ture, and said he would wait till the ladies and. gentlemen had quite finished. An evening of two after, he bad occasion to repeat the lesson —and did it. ...Stratus Menzel Suppe Status The Italian opera season has at last come to a dose in this country, and Modamo Lucca has gone into the. pleasant retirement of a not too exacting seaside resort with a nice cash balance from her year’s warbling, as well as the good wishes of the tons of thousands in this country who have listened to her. Never before has Italian opera attained such a success in America, The advent of those favorite artistes, Lucca and Kellogg, in combination, seemed to create aa awakening in tnis exquisite department of musi cal art popularized what beforehand depend ed upon the comparative fow for its apprecia tion and patronage. The bscccbb which Mr. Marotzek now reaps he has earn ed, straggling against repeated discourage ments with fall faith in the ultimate triumph ot this delicate and beautiful expression of his art. In a pecuniary point of view it has surpassed giliililitiilttllijillil) enterprise fools np & grow rosoh of $450,000. of which Lucca’s share is $89,000. But while do ing tbuß well for himself, ho has done well for the American people. Ho has aided them to tho appreciation, of the ditine harmonies he offers,, and.ltalian opera is not destined to languish in the future aa it has in the past. The duties osr managers wiU be easier and their risks fewer- With another season an' enlargement of the list ‘of talent may be looked for. Nilsson and-Tam-‘ :berlik are announced as sots, and the induce ments that it is now safe‘to olfer will secure t - remuneratjve patronage.—Bajion.Poa;, 9

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