Newspaper of Chicago Daily Tribune, June 15, 1873, Page 12

Newspaper of Chicago Daily Tribune dated June 15, 1873 Page 12
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12 REVIEW OF AMUSEMENTS. THE DRAMA. The past week has not been an especially brill iant one so far as the drama is Interested. There has been nothing especially noticeable about it in any way. The summer season is not expected to be productive of much interesting dramatic nows, and tho quality of tho entertainment ing of the light and airy order,—in other words, weak and washy,—tho public interest hse not been heavily enlisted. As a rule, the business of the theatres 'n%9 been light, but that is to he expected. There were no novelties last week, the changes in the programme having been deferred until the three closing dayp. The ensuing week promises an improvement, and as tho performances will be more attractive, the audiences are sure to ho *arger. HOOLEV'S THEATRE. During tho woek we took occasion to mention the new departure of Mr. Hooley from the con ventional rule of famishing mediocrity during the wanner months, a practice which is in the main governed more by necessity than choice. ’With his company there was no necessity to urge him to abandon society-plays for burlesque, and surely there was very little temptation. Bnt, as every other manager bad prepared to lighten up, bo did the same, and not only lost money but lost prestige with it, which in bis case was a more serious disadvantage. Although tho arrange ments were made for the production of summer pieces before Mr. Hooley’s departure for the Hast; it is only fair to say that tne retention of a burlesque which the patrons of the theatre rejected was unavoidable. The mistake was remedied as. soon as he returned, and now, having seen the error of his .ways, he is more than ever anxious to regain the confidence of the . public. The first intimation of his intention to turn his back on conventionality and sweep the trash off his stage was the withdrawal of the burlesque, fol lowed by the suppression of “ Miriam’s Crime ” and the substitution therefor of a sterling com edy. This change was made on Thursday nigh! and to long as Mr. Hooley remains at the head of the Randolph street theatre which beers his hame, he will never again’ fall into the error of underrating the intelligence of hia patrons. “ The Victims,” which was given on Thursday evening and the remainder of the week, was played to better business than the preceding nights of the week could claim. On Tuesday next the spark ling standard comedy “ A Game of Love, will be given, with the following strong cask of characters: -Paul Waldon J. W. BlaisdeQ Ted Murphy (with songs) Corydon Foxglove *Mr. 0nce....; Lauren oe DeMerflo, Esq.. Jacob Chubb Captain Slim Major Doolittle Alice Devereaux .... rheebe Tangle. Mrs. Laurence Deilerfie. ~ Perkins Mary 5. A Webber Thoa. CUne Geo. Waite Min Sate Moek Mrs. 0. F. Uaeder Sydney Cowell Josie Batchelder Him Hems On Monday evening three capital pieces will bs given for the benefit of John Dillon. Nothing farther than this need be said. The mfcre an nouncement vronld call ont enough of Mr. Dil lon's friends to throng the theatre. As it is probable that the house will be crowded it wonld be wise to secure tickets as early as possible. It is worthy of note that in spite of the reten tion of “Ye Genae Savage - ** during the Jnbilee week the aggregate receipts at Hooley’s were greater for the entire week for any glmilar Period since Ihe opening of the theatre. m’viceee’b theatre. Daring the week the Katie Putnam Combina tion at MeVickerie Theatre has hod fair success in spite of tho reaction following the week after the Jubilee. The piece has been the original dramatized version of “The Old Curiosity Shop,” with Miss Putnam In the double role of Lilile Kell and the Marchioness, The change from “ Bet, the piece of the preceding week, was an advantageous one for Mies Putnam especially, and iu a measure for tho other members of the company. It is unfortunate that she opened her engagement with a drama so radically worthless as “Bet,”, for it left a bad impression. Her appearance last week was an agreeable change, and indicated that, when there is any chance for acting, Putnam can take advantage of It. Her imper sonation of the characters mentioned, while not sufficiently unlike that of Lotta to warrant tho > title to an original creation, showed that Mips Putnam had not merely satisfied herself by imi *tating her predecessor, but had given it fair study and sought to improve upon it. Lotta, > however, has so identified herself with Little [i Kell and the Marchioness that it becomes impos- L* Bible to dissociate her with those parts when ’ Impersonated by another. Mr. Browne u Lick SwiveUer. not having this obstacle to con tend with, succeeded in pleasing the audience and justifying the favorable notices with which he was accompanied from other cities. To-mor row evening Mr. Fred Book’s dramatization of a . “ Blade o’ Grass,” with Miss Putnam 2b the triple role of Blade o’ Grass , Miss Lucy , and Klaus KloiZf with new songs and dances. The piece is to be mounted with new scenery and astonishing mechanical effects, one of which is the appear ance of a locomotive coming round a curve and tnrowing the full blaze of the head-light upon the auditorium. ACADEMY OF MUSIC. The Theatre Comique Combination still does a fair business at the Academy 1 of Music. The hill last week was richer than ever, the various (ketches of Messrs. Hanigan and Hart being in rariably clever and amusing. The burlesque “ Keno and Loto,” while it is intrinsically about as poor as the usual run of burlesques, is given with such spirit that its own weakness disap pears. Some of the local hits are very fair. Hr. Campbell might study them up for the next burlesque he “adapts.” The fling ing, as music, is not a triumph; but this is rather an advantage. There is no one to load. Hiss Wray's voice is too crude and childish, and the chorus is little more than an uproar. Anything else would be out of place, and its discords are in harmony with the piece. Tony Hart's get-up as Xdto, a female character, is unapproachable, and his burlesque duets with Hamgan as Keno very laughable. The * Horti uey Ballot Troupe ” is an excellent burlesque, but there is a tendency to vulgarity about it which cannot be commended. It is funny enough of itself without the introduction of coarseness to win the applause of the gallery- An idea of the absurd ity of the dancing may bo obtained by an effort to picture Mr. John Hart's burly form displayed most liberally in the attire of a ballet girl. This is to be retained during the week. An entire change has been made in other respects. The novelties include a sensational Irish drama, 44 '93,” Miss Annie Yeamansj little Jennie Team ans, and Minnie Loder in their specialties, with new sketches. Altogether a very attractive bill, especially as the profusion of songs and dances has boon considerably diminished. THE NEWSBOYS’ BENEFIT. The largest audience of the week at McVicker’a Theatre was found on Thursday afternoon, at the benefit performance for “the newsboys and bootblacks. Besides being largo it was fashion* able, and, moreover, intelligent and critical, which is not always the case at such performances. The programme embraced two pieces, Dion Bondcaalt’s favorite comedy of “London As surance ’’ commencing at the second act, and Hiss Katie Putnam's specialty, “ Stage Struck.” The cast of the characters in the former included three amateurs, and while it is not a pleasant task to comment unfavorably upon a performance gratuitously given/ it becomes still less agreeable when the perform ers have not had the advantages of thorough stage discipline, study, and the polish acquired only by practice. Hence, although they chal lenge criticism by appearing before the foot lights, it is only an act of clemency to pass them over with a general mention. They were not only the weakest points, however, but assisted in rendering the piece flat. As a whole it was flat, very tame, and luke warm, with scarcely an occasional glimmer to lighten it here and there. Hiss Glover as sumed the dftßhing role of Lady Gay Spanker. She had never appeared to very great advantage in Chicago, and it was hoped that she would at last have justified some of the expectations entertained of her capacity in such a part, but such*expecta tions were notrealized. Miss Glover is tempera mentally too cold for Zady Gay . She does net possess, and cannot by any means simulate, the buoyancy, ardor, and impetuosity of the latter. She could not go into ecstasies over a thorough bred, nor forget herself in the thrilling situa tions she depicted in the narrative of her ad ventures in the second act. Yivacity was essen tial to picture the scene; more than vivacity,— a complete abandon, to warm the audience sp to view it; and she was not even ordinarily excited. In her scene with Sir Earcourt CourUey her indifference was painful. That gentleman must indeed have been blinded with self-love to observe anything encouraging in- her manner. He must have possessed a very fervid imagina tion, and more than ordinary self-esteem. The dialogue came to the rescue of the audience.. But for it they could not have understood the |°T«p 6 fiabscqfife&l action, for there wm nothing in here to lead up to it. In the scene with her husband and Dazzle she displayed the same in* difference, and, as a whole, her Lady Gay was & very lifeless creation. Hiss Sidney Cowell oa Groce Barkaway dressed the part charmingly, bnt enfe could not avoid a feeling of oppression in watching her. She was nearly swallowed in it. Hr. Boggs,, as Max Barkaway, did not bet* ter the impression. He laughed most alarming* ly. ItVrasthe conventional stage “old man” langb, honored by tradition, and a fixture, it ■ seems, never: to be removed. And he empha sized the last word of every sentence with un usual energy, and did a great many other things not to be expected of Afo* Bark array, nor even of Mr* Boggs. Amusement cannot eternally be indicated by the hoarse, satyr-like cackle of that prodigy of the modern stage, the “old man.” Nor can every emotion be adequately exhibited in a swing of the arms. Hr. George Giddens, as Dolly Spanker, was more at home in his part than any one else, and, m the after-dinner ‘ scene with bis wife, showed that he fairly understood tho character. It suited him; he looked it thoroughly, and acted it well; exhibiting an ignorance of tho usages of society without sacrificing the manners of a gentleman, and displaying a becoming awk wardness without appearing like a buffoon. Av. Dillon, as ATeddle, had very little to do, bat , was, as usual, funny. In the sanctity of private theatricals there is no valid reason why, with study and practice, Messrs. Taylor and Forsythe should not outeliine rivals who negieot these only approaches to his trionic fame. Bat, as they have little or nothing more to recommend them for public perform ances than that they are physically fashioned somewhat on the same principle as professional actors, we should strongly advise them to violate the public patience no more by appearing on the stage. A lady with a pretty face and voice may risk it. Nobody else. - “ Stage Struck * the afterpiece, was very ap propriately played at the funeral of the first. We recommend it to amateurs. It certainly needs some such recommendation, for of itself it possesses none. Throughout tho entire country company has been earning an enviable reputa tion for ita minstrelsy. For the first time mien years, Cal Wagner, or f ‘ Happy Cal," as he is more generally called, appears before a Chicago audience on Monday night. Nixon’s Amphitheatre will be merry with the quips and jokes of this eccentric humorist and his twenty fellow-artists in burnt cork. J. H. well-known and favorite manager, and the one who was the means of introducing Billy Arlington to a Chicago audience, is the manager or the combination. The company has been selected from the best performers tn the country apd comprises many old aha popular favoriwa,' Aznpugvfc the tfcore, or so, who ore all fipsi rate hi. tiajj "different lines, a few may be particularised as the strongest attractions of the troupe. Wagner and B. M. Hall are tile end men. and then: names alone are sufficient guaran tee of their excellence. Midi’s banjo-perform ances. Canfield and Booker’s songs and dances and character-delineations are aR new, original, ana popular; a good vocal quartette, Charley Heywcod’s prixna donna soprano impersona tions, Ben Brown’s jig-dancing, and, indeed, a host of novelties and single-act specialties, ren der the bill replete with T3 very variety of spicy and attractive entertainment. Every effort has been made to render the programme worthy of the wide-spread popularity of tho troupe, and the press, and pnolio generally, have not failed to reward them with creditable mention. Chi cago amusement-seekers may depend upon every exertion being made on the part of the trOnpe to represent a standard performance with brilliant success. MA2tKISU AND VOBAN’s MINSTRELS. As there is some prospect of this minstrel company remaining in Chicago permanently, a word of warning to Mr. Moran may not be lost upon him. By providing an amusing entertain ment the troupe has secured the patronage of some of our best and moat refined citizens. It may be galling to that gentleman’s amour grqpre to mention the fact th&t it is not his personal charms which attract elegant ladies to Myers’ Opera-House, hut a good hill. This may be news to that gentleman. Judging from his behavior at a recent performance, the announce ment will come to him as a sudden disappointment, bnt the sooner he realizes the fact the better for him. It is barely possible, without being at all probable, that Philadelphia ladies will tolerate the practice of being talked at in vulgar language during a minstrel perform ance by Mr. Moran. It is equally possible that they may relish the impertinence of being “flagged” by an impudent burnt-cork artist while on the stage. But if Mr. Moran was not t&ught the lesson a few evenings ago, we must publicly impress upon him the disagreeable fact that Chicago ladies will not tolerate it, and that a second attempt made by him of such flagrant impertinence will be equivalent to the closing of the theatre. The press baa given this company many good notices for its professional excellence. Ttmt same press will not be delinquent in warning those to whom it has recommended the performance, of what they may expect there. And Mr. Moran may rest very weu assured that the Chicago public will not be insulted with impunity. Professional popularity cannot condone the offense of making moecent remarks to a lady; of attempting to get np a pocket-handkerchief flirtation with her, and, finally, waiting at the door of the theatre, and endeavoring to force her attention by gestures and bravado. Mr. Moran knows what we refer to. John Dillon Bnisell Boggs J. W. Norris TVm.Amold While amateur actors playing in public with professionals, as has recently been the case in this city r present a spectacle too sorrowful for contemplation, there is no reason why an ama teur company, who hare worked together with youthful earnestness under excellent tuition, should not he successful. As the Christian Union Dramatic Class has studied through the entire season under the careful supervision of po less capable teachers than Mrs. Anna Cowell ana Airs. Abby Sage Bichardson, there is good cause to expect a per formance considerably above the average ama teur efforts, and, we are tempted to add, more palatable than some of the more pretentious productions of professional companies. The class intends giving two performances at Stan dard Hall • one on the evening of July X, for the benefit of the Christian Union, when* 4 Love’s Sacrifice ” will be given, and the other on the following evening, for the Woman's Hospital of Illinois, when 44 Lncretia Borgia ” will be produced, with “ A Happy Pair ” for the after piece. It is the first pubhc effort of the ama teurs and should meet with encouragement. u Star of Hope ” Lodge, Good Templars, will give an entertainment at their ball, comer of Washington and Desplaines streets, to-morrow evening. It will consist of addresses, recita tions, and music, —vocal and instrumental, —con- cluding with the farce, 44 Bough Diamond.” Aiken's Theatre will be re-opened for the season on Monday evening, by Messrs. Aiken & Hess, with the production of an operatic spectacle called 44 Zoloe,” which is an adaptation of Au her's 44 La Bayadere.” The managers have lav ished a great deal of expense upon scenery, transformations, properties, and costumes, and axe determined to mount tho work in a style of ~ elegance never before known here. The cast will he as follows: The Un known, Mr. J. Frank Northrop (tenor) ; Judge Ohfottr , Mr. Henry Peakes (basso); Kinka, Miss Isabella Motte (soprano); Fatima, Mile. Jeannette; The Ehopdar, Mr. E. W. Barry; JV'oraA, Miaa Cora Hyde; Morianna, Miss Katie "Wilson ; Zoloe, Mile. Morlacchi. In addition to the soloists, a chorus of thirty has been carefully selected, and Mile. Morlacchi will head the ballet. Each performance will be preceded by an exhibition of the Berger Family of Bell Ringers, and, in the entr'actes, Mr. Sol timith Bussell, the humorist, will appear. The whole bill is a very attractive one for the sum mer evenings, and we have no doubt that tho public patronage will richly remunerate the en terprising managers for their large outlay. AT TEE CATHOLIC ZJBEABV CONGEST, on Thursday evening, of which wo have already spoken, Liszt's “ Hungarian Bhapsody ” was substituted for the “ Tannhauser Overture.” It is a fine specimen of Liszt's peculiar and pop ular style, and bristles with difficulties in execu tion that will test the powers of the most ac complished pianists. It was played by Hiss Kellie Green, with a brilliancy, and strength and exactness of shading and expression that elicit ed the heartiest applause of her large and intel ligent andience, and that placed her, in the opin ion of all who heard her, in the first rank of the rising musicians of the city. Lawrence Barrett and Fechter aro both ex pected to play in Boston next season. • Lawrence Barrett and company are starring through Canada and Western New York. It is reported that Harry Beckett will connect next season with Waliack’s Theatre. • Fechter has been playing in “ Buy Bias ” during the past week at the Grand Opera-House, KewYork, Frank Mayo has been playing in “Davy Crockett ” at Wood's Hosenm with extraordinary success. Th* engagement of Madame His tori at Drury Theatre commenced on June 11, when the tragedienne appeared as Marie Antoinette. •< Kim firiptla * tfiinlra foft ArnanVnn rmVlifl WA&KKS’S 2HNSTBEL TBOUXS. AMATEUR THEATRICALS. THE OPERATIC SPECTACLE. DRAMATIC NOTES. CHICAGO DAILY TRIBUNE: SUNDAY, JUNE 15, 1873; would have tolerated Sardou’s ** Undo Sam ” if it had only been dirty without being dull. : Hiss Neilson terminated bor engagement at Booth’s Theatre last week with throe perform ances of Jiosalind. She goes to Europe for k space. Lester Wallack has stmt $1,450.40 to the widow of the late T; W. Robertson; as the return for* the performances of “David Garrick” at his theatre. “The New Magdalen,” a drama of tho “For mosa” stripe, is included iu tho repertoire of nearly every second-class star actress, and one or two better ones. “Dost,” a local sensation, is to bo produced in Cincinnati. If the experiences of that city ore similar to ours, it will wish that all u local sensations ” wore lost. A n Ohio paper speaks of “ a new farce called ‘Emotional insanity.*” • One would suppose that it was so old as to he played out now—un ices Stokes cheats the hangman. One of Mr. Barn urn’s Foejeo cannibals is said to have resigned iris savage position with the following remark: “Bo jabera, I’d rather carry me native hod than be & Uaythen at S2O a month.. The Metropolitan Theatre and Maguire’s Opera-House, Ban Francisco, are to be torn down, to make way for a new street. These are the oldest theatres in that city. California has given birth to a new n star,” Mr. John McCullough, and is doing as well as can be expected. He essays to play in the Bhaksperean drama, and is expected in Chicago next f&iL Dion Boudoauh has commenced suit against E. L. Davenport for producing “The Colleen Bawn," and Frank Mayo for performing tho “ Streets of Now York." He merely warns others to be wary. Borne rascal stole a portion of Laura Keene’s wardrobe, and has been held for grand larceny. He might have taken the whole wardrobe of Lydia Thompson’s blondes and escaped with a small fine. ' M2ffi Heath, a risiqg English tragedienne, has been nonorea with a presentation to Queen Vic toria and a royal commendation. This distin guished honor is sufficiently rare to create a sen sation in drazni&o circles. Banmm’a “ Big have been trundling * their war-whoops at Wood’s Theatre. Cincin nati One brave got a little excited on the streets through com-juice, and was arrested. Up to midnight ho reiterated, “Me go home,” That failing to soothe him, he granted forth, “Banmmhadman." * The close of the dramatic season in New York gives the ZVibwns an opportunity to say: “ Oat aid* of the artists*we have already noticed (Fechter, Neilson, Jeffbxson, and Cushman) none have gained a more thorough triumph than Miss Clara Morris. ... If she has patience and true ambition, she may wear the mantle that in the course of nature must soon fall from Miss Cushman’s shoulders.” Mr. Bourioauirs new play. “ though lightly touched by the New York critic* on its first appearance, Has been subsequently handled rather roughly. One critic says: “We all thought the combination of Ignorance and Im pudence in Sard on’s 1 Uncle Sam ’ was unsur passable, bat Mr. Boacicault has gone one bet* ter,” and concludes with the following: There 1* nothing so aggravating a* a suspicion of Ur. Bondcanltfe originality. To set this matter at rest, let It be known that “ Mora ” is taken from “Af ter Dark,” “The Lottery of Life,” “The New Mag dalen,” “ The Streets of New York,” and at least six ty other accessible works. The London Orchestra says of ‘Wilkie Collins’ play, * The New Magdalen,” that it is a well conatmcted and powerful drama, with a repul sive plot. It adds: “ What wo do not like is the style of building which Mr. Collins has erected. He makes a moral ont of his story, and the moral is that the Magdalen is to be sympathized with, albeit an impostor and cheat, as well as a ci-devant wanton; and that her final penitence condones everything and entitles her to honor on earth and happiness in Heaven. We are not exaggerating; the last assurance is literally given by the pious young curate.” The sale of private boxes at the Academy of Music, in New York, for the found!mgs’ benefit, was an extraordinary success.' Some of the proscenium boxes brought extravagant prices, ranging from $75 to $l6O. When box “K” was put up a contest arose between Barony, the pho tographer, and Albert Weber, the pianoforte manufacturer, which resulted in a triumph for the latter, who actually paid §BOO for the ticket. This is the highest price ever paid for a single box for any entertainment in the United States. Barony the day before offered Mr. Daly SSOO for the same box, but w&a told that he must com pete for it. Lovers of sensation at Braemer, Scotland, were gratified, a few days ago, while a menage rie was being exhibited at that place. Daring the last performance of the evening, “Xambetti, the lion-tamer,” was in the cage with the male' lion, putting the animal through the usual ex citing exercise, when he slipped on the floor and fell, just as the “king of beasts” was hounding past him. He almost immediately regained His footing, and evidently not a moment too soon, for the fierce brute gave an enraged roar,, and seemed ready to spring upon him. By accidental contact wiui the lion’s paw his trousers were tom, and his leg was slightly scratched. Hie coolness was remarkable. • Mo tioning the assistant, who rushed with & sliding partition to the cage, to keep hack, he slowly moved to the wicket, and, before leaving, thank ed the audience for their attention. The affair, it is stated, produced a painful sensation, which was not lessened by the apparent rage of the lion, when he saw that his victim had escaped. In the fall the performer lost a revolver with which he was armed, the weapon being subse quently found among the straw. < Now that the “ Swamp Angels ** has been added to that glorious galaxy which includes “ Buffalo BUI ” and v “ Across the Continent,” a Boston paper suggests, for eome enterprising manager, the following outline of a sensational drama: KNABEMS GREAT TROUPE of CONVICTS AND CRIMINALS will appear at the HPOKEVILLE THEATRE, on Monday, Feb. SO, in the new moral drama, entitled KRISS KROBAH, THE CRACKSMAN; or, the muon. With the following unequaled cast: Kuna! Kbobah, by ■ Himself For ten nights only, as he has an engagement with two other gentlemen, at the expiration of that time, to rob a bank. - Theoitl* Jack, by G. Botah The (to the police) well-known and popular high wayman, ClemticsCltfaeec, by.... Ijozt-FinoebzdLabut The celebrated u knack ” of New York, who has just finished a successful engagement at Sing-Sing. Ftkxoas the Fence, by a •Rtat.'w, v, At.^wnr Tho enormous outlay of the management be somewhat appreciated when it is stated that this gentleman la paid a salary equal to what he could steal from the city in the same time. I/trygHEi), a Detective, by Daw Diwx WITT.VW •yft\fAV^yTgT.T> 1 .... By a well-known and highlyeeteemed lady of the New York ■ demi-monde Thieves, New York Aldermen, Burglars, Members of Congress, Pickpockets, Hoise Car-Conduc tors, Highwaymen, Ac., by real professionals. Incidental to the Piece.—Murders, Bobberies, Pocket-picking, Defalcation, Sneak-Thieving, Stab bing. Shooting, Gouging, Coining, and other elevating effects, produced in the most startling and realistic manner. Tho Cracksman's Chant will bo sung by fifty convicts, kindly loaned by the Warden of the Spoke ville State's Prison. Clergymen and teachers admitted free. Liberal ar rangements made with Bun day-schools. N. B.—-It will be useless to offer bad money at the door, as a professional “shover of the queer” acts as treasurer. MUSIC. It is yet a long ways to opera, but the mana gers are alraady in the field busily at work or ganizing their forces. Strakoech is in Europe consulting with his brother and perfecting de tails. His principal engagements ore all made, and his leading artists are now singing in Lon don under rehearsal for this country next fall. Meanwhile Haretzek is not idle. He has the advantage of being on the ground, and having nearly all his artists on the ground, and the ar ray which he has summoned together shows that he is determined to stoutly contest the field, un der the colors of Lucca, with hia forces under KUsson's banners. The indomitable Haretzek has issued his first pronunciamento of the campaign, and in it he says he “ has the honor to announce that ha has concluded engagements for a season in New York and other cities in the United States, with the following artists: Pauline Lucca, Tima. di Hurska, Fanny Natali Testa, £. Tamberlik, G. Ylzzarn, F. Mari, J, J&met, commencing Oc tober next. Arrangements pending with other celebrated artists." This looks like business. Lucca is at Narragansott Pier recuperating.!- Di Mnrska, every one knows, is one of the best ar tiste in Europe. Natali Testa, who sang bets! a great many years ago, under Oran’s manage nent, has developed into a fine ar tst. Tamhefllk is the Havana tenor, claims be the father of the si. de ywtirin&.and is one of the grand old school ar tists. VizzanUa already favorably known here; also Jomet. Mari is a stranger. With such a vocal force as this, as opposed to the Strakosch bonpcc we may look for one of the most me morable and exciting operatic seasons ever known in thin country. Aa of interest in con nection' with the Maretzek season, our readers will remember that a new episode.has come np in a suit of Jamott against Miss Kellogg to re cover $1,700, said to he due him for professional services rendered her in negotiating her con tracts with Maretzek. On the other hand. Miss Kellogg claims that she owes Jarrett nothing; as she made her own contracts with Maretzek. We hope that this new cloud of war will blow over before bool weather comes, and that the new Besson will not have any of the squabbling which marked the old. If the one Max wishes to make decided headway against the other Max, he moat have no divisions in hia camp. Meanwhile, we hear nothing new from the Btmkosoh Max, except that a change of con ductors has been made. Axditi has given np the position, and an engagement hae been effected wish Mario, who, we presume, is the Mnzio of former days, who used to condnct opera in Chi cago fifteen or twenty yeare ago. and has recent ly been superintending Verdi's ‘‘Aids.’’ Aa a pendant to operatic prospects in this country, it will be pleasant to know what the Londoners are enjoying. The latest English papers contain the following announcements: At Oovont Garden, May 39, “ H Trovatore," Adelina Patti as Leonora; liar SO, “Linda,” Albahi in the title role; May 91, “ Don Giovanni, Patti in Zerlina; June 2, ,r ßarber of Seville,” Paid as Bosina; Junes* “Maaan noEUo,” Mad. Binloo as Sintra; June A “ Faust,” Mile- Bmeraschi aa Marmerite ; Jnne 8, “Hamlet," Albani u Opheliaj June 6, “Emani," Patti as Elvira; . Jnne7, “Crown Diamonds,” Patti as Elvira. At ' Drury Lane, May 29, “Favorite,” Mile. Titiena ee Leonora ; May 81, “ Bemiramido,” Mile. Titiena in the title role; Juno 2, “ Lucia,” with Mad. Nilsson in the title role; June 8, “ Incre ria Borgta,” with Titians in the title role; Jnne 5, “ Fanst,” Nilsson aa Marguerite ; June 6, “JEgnon,” Nilsson in the title role. KEW MUSXO. We have received from S. BrainarcTs Sons, Cleveland, the following new vocal music: '‘Faces We Never Forget* song and chorus. by George W. Porsley; “Take Me Back to Your Heart, Kitty Keruey,” by George W. Parsley; “My Home by the Sea,” quartette for male voicee, by William T. Bayora ; and “ Summer Stars," by George W. Peraley—all of which are of the cheap order; From X) itoon & Go.. Boston, through the courtesy of Messrs. Lyon £ Healy, we have received: “Stars Trembling O’er tTs,” by G. X). Wilson; “ Evening,” for piano, by Brinley Richards; “Twilight Bella,” a religions reverie by Edouard Born; a pretty “Billed” for piano by Isidot Seise; the “Prayer” from Moses in Egypt ” withguitar arrangement by Hayden; “Pilgrim of Love” recitation and romance, one of Mr. Tarley’s favorite songs; the exquisite aria “ 0 from Sly Tender Love ”by Stradella; and “ Lord Whom xny Inmost Soul Adoreth ” by 'Dr. Ferdinand Hiller. The last three pieces should be. in the collection of every lover of music. We are indebted to the publisher, Elias Homo, of Boston, for No, 29 of Bow's Musical Monthly, containing eleven easy waltzes and mazurkas mostly by the Strausses, and ten songs, most of them unmitigated bosh. S. Brain aid’s Sons, Cleveland, have com menced the publication of a collection of ar rangements for first and second violins, bass, clarinet and cornet with finte. The selections embrace the more popular quadrilles, schot tlscbeß, waltzes, etc. For a small social orches tra those arrangements are admirable, and they are published in a very handsome and con venient form. ASKOtreCEMZJTT. The Kansas State Normal Academy of Music commences its fourth annual six weeks’ session at Levenworth on Monday, July 7. The Princi pal of the Academy is Mr. H. S. Perkins, of this city. He is assisted by J. J. Kimball, of Boston. Otto A. Schmidt, and the Misses Seeder and Cotton. The session closes with a performance of Mendelssohn’s “ Lobgesang,” Aug. 15. TUB NEB HALL. The programme for the Turner Hall Concert, which takes place this afternoon is as follows ; 1. March, M Singers* Joy Bendit 3. Overture, “LeMacon” Auber 3. Potpourri, “Immortelles”. Herfurth 4, La Belle Amazon .Leachorn 6. Overture to “ William Tell ” 3oesini 6. Sleigh Bido Polka .Jalien 7, Sherman Waltz .....Strauss 8, potpourri, u The Froakfoxt Fair ” Belubold 9. Overture to “ Zampa ** Ceroid 10. Quadrille Bon-Bon. -. Faust On and after Bon day, the 22cL the. conceria ■will take place ia the evening. aiCBICAIi NOTES. Mis* Emma Howaon sails for Europe this ■week. Leopold Meignon, a musician of distinction, died at Philadelphia last week. Be was a band master under the First Napoleon. Wisniewski, the -riolinist, left for California on the 7th inst. JohnK. Paine’s new oratorio of “ St. Peter " was brought out at Portland, Be., on the Sd insti, being its first public performance. Among new works recently performed by Theo dore Thomas, at the Central Park Garden, are Brahm’s serenade, Erkel’s overture to “Hunya di Lazio,” and Sullivan’s “ Overture di Ballo.” Sig. Tagliaflco will succeed the late Mr. Au gustus Harris as stage-manager of the Boyal Italian Opera-House, Covent Garden. The Musical Standard publishes a piece of music which, whether read forward or backward, is precisely the same. It was composed by Mosoheles. Mmo. Julio Do Byther, the soprano, has been engaged as solo singer for the Wieniawski Con cert Troupe in California. Miss Bonnie Hauck, after successfully fulfill ing her engagement at Vienna, goes to Eigo, where she is to appear in Italian opera. The late Mr. J. B. Bill added,music to his other ’acquirements. Not only' was ho a keen critic, but his playing and improvisation were distinguished by refined taste and striking originality. Wsgnor is writing a new opera in the same stylo ns “Tannhanset” and “Lohengrin.” ’ It is founded on Mickiowitz’s poem of “Honrand Wallenrod.” Miss Violetta Colville, who is ticketed all over Europe as “ a young American prima donna,” is

to sing in London before returning to Italy and her studies. The engagements for St. Petersburg, next October, include Mmes. Patti, Albani, Scolchi, MM. Naudin, Nicolini, Marini, Graziani, Cotogni, Eagagiolo, and CiampL At the Garrick Club ther vero disputing whether Mario or Lord Oaatlereagb first pos sessed the affections of Madame Grisl. Thack eray solemnly exclaimed) “ Mario sat down on the ruins of Castloreagh.” It is announced that M. Strakosch, brother-in law of Madame Adalina Faiti t intends to redeem Paris from the disgrace of being left without an Italian opera; and will open the Theatre Italien next season, with a company chiefly selected from tHe opera-houses of London. A letter from M. Gounod to one of the Pa risian journals, denies the report of the intended production of tne “ Polyeucte ” at Vienna. The composer of “ Faust ” will not allow his new opera to be produced without himself superin tending the rehearsals, and his numerous en gagements prevent his attention to this at pres ent. Offenbach has entered upon the management of the Gaito, and has received from M. Gounod two complete acts of the “ Jeanne d’Arc ” of M. Julos Barbier, which the composer is setting, and which will succeed the inaugural drama. Offenbach purposes, in the course of his season, to bring out Beethoven’s “ Enins of Athens,” thus demonstrating tho earnestness of his man agerial policy. Among the presents made to Mmo. Patti at tho close of her engagement at Vienna, was a silver and crystal eporgne, a “ temoignage d’ad miration,” as the inscription records, of tho subscribers to the opera. A still more graceful tribute, offered by the Concordia Society of Vl enneeo journalists, took the form of a silver crown, adorned with golden leaves, each of which bears the name of a character which lime. Patti has impersonated in. the Imperial city on the Danube. The nineteen performances she has given there have brought in no less than 190,000 florins, or £17.300 —a sum which must leave something for the manager as well aa the artist. “C. O. P.” writes to the Baltimore American that the operatic Spectacle, with an an intermix ture of what is known in America as the “ leg opera,” called “The Lady in White,” has been attracting the attention of the Becliueie for the (past US nights at the Grand Opera House. Re served seats for onr party of four cost 7 thalers and 10 groebeh, which is about sl*o4 per head. We went e&rljyfor the purpose of seeing the audience assemble, and to notice whatever else might seem to ns of interest. The ladies trill be interested in knowing that an entire new mode of dressing. the hair is in vogue here, and that thera seems to be very little false hair used. The hair scorns to bofrizzed all over, and the back hair an invisible net, whilst the front stands out in crimpled con fusion. On the top of the head a bow of ribbon is worn, similar to a gentleman’s necktie, with short fringed ends. AH ear-rings 'are infinitos simslly small, and mostly of diamonds or pearls. Dime. Patti, who is now performing in a most brilliant engagement at the Royal Italian Opera, Covent Garden, in London, met with an ac cident, which might have been most serious, on the evening of Monday, May 19. The perform ance was “ Dinorah," in which, at the close of the second act, the heroine is supposed to cross a bridge which breaks down. In stage language, this part is “ doubled,” and the drop is made by a super disguised as Dinorah. A good deal of changing occurs, and Mmo. Patti leaned against a screen to make room for others. The screen gays way, and Her right foot slipped through a small gap in the platform nearly np to the hip-joint. She fell backward, and it was some seconds before she could be extricated.- She was carried to her room insensible. Ur.• Lennox Browns, the surgeon in professional at tendance on the stage, was called. Although severely braised and shaken, Mmo. Patti had sustained no serious injury. As soon as she re covered her consciousness . she dressed for the next sot, and begged that the accident might pass unnoticed. It is said that she played her part to the end of the opera with her accustomed animation and effect. MONETARY. Satubdaz Bvzzmro, Juno 14. Money continues to accumulate in the finan cial centres. In New York it has the usual ef* feet of stimulating speculation in stocks, baft otherwise ttum this seems to have- no effect. Prices of grain and gold ore on the' down grade, and, with the exception 9 of railway stocks in New York, speculators seem inclined to let everything alone. The spring trade—what there was of it—is over, and business seems to he relapsing into the usual summer quietude. Honey In this market is easy, and is freely offered in the street for business paper at 10 per cent Business in local stocks is extremely dull. New York exchange was pretty firm to-day at par. The clearings of the Chicago hanks for the. week were ? Date, Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Clearing*. Balance*. .... $4,336,436.15 $366,137.33 .... 3,620,722.15 800,385.15 8,646,973.40 265.017.35 Friday. Saturday..., Total $22,619,852.43 $1,945,575^8 Corresponding week last year.. 20,904,315.05 1,866,688.93 Messrs. Lunt, Preston £ Kean quote as fol lows this p. m.: C-2feof *62, 5- ot*S4. 6>2oaof *65 6- of Jan. and July. 6-30s'of *67, Jan. and July 6-20s of *6B, Jan. and July 10-408 U. 8.6 a (now issue) Gold (full weight) Gold Coupons. Gold Exchange Starling Exchange Northern Pacific Gold 7-309.... Chicago City 7a . Cook County 7s Illinois County and Township 10a rxnKAirrs. 160s War 1811, 120s War 1812 160fl not War 1312. 120s not War 1812. Agricultural College Laud Scrip 155 The following quotations of local stocks are furnished bj ileaara. Hammond & Gago: Eid. Atled. 150 135 First National Bank Third National Bank Fifth National Bank Commercial National 8ank......'. Merchants* National Bank-....- GerxnanNational Bank Manufacturers’ National Bank Northwestern National Bank Corn Exchange National Bank City National Bank Cook County National Bank National Bulk of Illinois National Bank of Commerce North Division Railway Pullman Palace Car...... Elgin 'Watch Company Chicago Gas-Light and Coko Company. Chamber of Commerce COMMERCIAL. Satuxoat Eveseto, June 14. The following were the receipts and shipments of the leading articles of produce in Chicago during the past twenty-four hours, and for the corresponding date one year ago: RECEIPTS. Hour, brto 6,703 4,426 7,lie 7.923 Wheat, bu 105,710 21,745 88,252 3,525 Corn, b“ 188,188 211,130 279,093 311,029 Oats?bn 86,660 161,730 286,934 89,295 Ttve. bn 2,149 1,385 19,526 750 Barley, bn 1,100 1,250 750 1,280 Grass seed, 1b5..... 13,850 30,690 1,253 Flaxseed, lbs 1,159 22,860) ... Broom-corn, 1b5.... 65,500 16,500 42,142 788 Cured meats, 1b5.... 61,830 151,460 238,758 319,132 Bcof. brie........... ........ 38 201 36 Pork, brla 10 35 Lard, lbs 3,960 16,780 68,500 25,920 Tallow, !b« 22,670 21,320 Butter, its 86,929 121,690 39,835 62.148 Live hogs, So. 4,634 6,095 4,801 6,365 Cattle, No. 3,908 I,B* 3,686 3,514 Sheep, No 926 687 211 Hide*, lie 120,692 150,430 30,600 34,340 ' High wines, brls.... 306 173 253 185 Wool. lbs. 103,870 392,580 188,200 105,413 Potatoes, bn 1,461 6,493 1,022 12ft Lumber?m feet.... 11,001 6,463 3,237 2,559 Shingles, m. 3,080 1,640 1,601 3,705 LathTm. 680 626 310 223 Balt, brla 3,060 V 96 3,035 Withdrawn from store yesterday for oil sumption: 8,792 bu wheat; 330 bucom; hu oats; 356 bu rye. • Withdrawn for do during the past week, 8,237 hu wheat; 16,383 bu com; 9,941 bn oats; 2,483 hu rye; 1,830 bu barley. The following grain has been Inspected into store, this morning, up to 10 o’clock: 162 cars wheat; 438 cars com; 6,800 hu No. 2 do and 12,000 bu rejected do by canal; 51 cars oats; 10,000 bu No. 2do by canal; 4 cars rye. Total (655 oars), 289.000 bn. The following were the receipts and shipments of breadstnlfs and stock at this point during the week ending with this morning, and for o orro sponding weeks ending as dated: June 7, June 14, June 15, ■ 1873. 1873. 1871 44,389 48,317 33,953 .' . 333,020 454,380 133,065 . 909,623 700,230 862,733 .. . 23.500 27,717 8,407 . . 12,755 8,000 13,370 ' 69,290 31,633 57,204 btttpmests. .... 290,952 387,771 97,189 601.890 855,267 273,693 ... . 15,458 18,230 12,639 HOT CORK. Floor, brls ■Wheat, bo Corn, bo Oats, bo Bye, bo-.,.,... Barley, bo live hogs, "So.. Cattle, No Floor, brl* Wheat, bo Com, bo Oats, bo Bye. bo Barley, bo live hogi, No Cattle. No The announcement by advertisement this morning, that 23,360 bu of No. 2 com in the Northwestern Elevator had become hot, seemed to take commercial men by surprise. Many operators have talked as if they wore afraid of it; bnt the probabilities are, that no one ex pected that the com inspected as Nq. 2 under the now regime would get out of condition, it is dne to au parties concerned to call attention to the fact that the amounte and dates of the advertised receipts show that the com in question was received from canal at the very time so much hubhnb was raised about the rigidity of our grain inspection. It seems probable that the inspectors were some what troubled in spirit at the hullabaloo, and unwittingly, or unwillingly, toned down their inspection to suit the clamorors. The result is before ns. It shows that the inspectors were all right, if they had been let alone, and it certainly proves that they are riot to blame for other than the lack of a sufficient amount of backbone. It may not he ont of place to suggest that a meet ing be called of parties interested to declare that there shall be no each thing as hot com within the State of Illinois. Snch a proceeding would he equally sensible as organized fault-finding be cause rejected'com has been so graded by the inspectors. - - ■ We need only add that there is nothing to show that our railroad com is in any danger of becoming heated. It: is sound how, and will probably continue so. Our remarks this morning on the association of a vessel and insurance agency in one indi vidual, were warmly indorsed by a great number of operators on ’Change. It seems that so great ‘ a nuisance had the practice become last year, that several shippers resolved not to take vessels from the double dealers if they conld procure them elsewhere. And it is just os had tins year, both on steam and sail room. The agonw of some lines habitually. refuse to charter vessels unless they can also have the placing of insurance on the cargo; and have been known, to take off as mncbas3icper bn from the freight rate in consideration thereof. It is well that the owners of vessels should know how their in terests are attended to by the men employed as their agents. If they were once made aware of the facts in the cose they would soon effect a radical change, by severely letting alone the Judases who sell them for less than the tradi tional thirty pieces of silver. The leading produce markets were again weak to-day, and many were doll, owing to a scarcity of buyers; which was largely due to reported weakness in New York and Liverpool, which made our shipping movement exceedingly light. The grain receipts were liberal. In the market for staple and faneyffry goods the changes were few and unimportant. There seemed ta be a little more activity in the demand for brown and bleached cottons, and for light sommer fabrics, but, aside from this, trade was devoid of ami the quoted prices were not adhered to with a remarkable degree of firmness. Groceries were again quoted quiet, sugar being the only article in the list in which there was any appearance of activity. Notwith standing there is a good and steadily-increasing demand for sugars, the excessive supply keeps prices weak, and in As, 13a, and Gfi we note an decline. Coffees are reported firmer Bosh but here there seems to be bat little confidence in the per manence of prices, and fair orders are being filled at a concession from the quotations. Bice, soaps, and syrups ruled steady. Pepper ad vanced another in sympatbywith New .York, where a M corner ” is being worked. The but ter and cheese markets presented no new fea tures, a quiet feeling prevailing, and prices fa voring buyers. Stocks of both of these staples are increasing, and - the tendency of the latter is to * a ''.lower range of prices. The fish market was firm for saltwater descriptions, but was weak and lower for white fish and trout. Dried fruits were moving to a moderate extent at yesterday's prices. The general feeling was easy, prunes alone showing strength. There was an entire absence of any appearance of activity in the hide and leather markets, and prices were not subjected to any change. Hay continues in full supply, and was again weak and unsettled. Oils ruled steady and firm at 18V@19o for car bon,; at 730 for extra lard; SLOO@I.OS for lin seed ; 870 for whale, and 55@560 for turpentine. . At the wholesale lumber market there was a good supply of lumber, and a fair demand, prices ruling about the same as • they have done for the past few days. The yard trade was good at unnhimgfld prices. The market for brick, lime, cement, Ac., was without new feature, the demand, as compared with the supply of TnnAftriftiflj is light, prices are rather weak, especially for brick. Metals, iron, nails, and naval-storee wore unchanged. The dealers in broom-corn report an active trade, _ and an advance is noted In hurl, inside green, and pale red coin; the market is firm, particularly for the superior grades, as they are in limited stock. Wool remains quiet and unchanged. New is coining in, but there is not enough _ doing to es tablish quotations. Seeds were inactive and nominal- Green fruits were in demand, or anges, being very' scarce, were hold higher. Small fruit was in moderate request, at lower prices. Vegetables were plenty and easier. Choice chickens sold at former prices, hut in ferior stock and turkeys ware rather alow. Eggs were dull at 12@13c. • Highwinos were quiet and steady at the price, of tho past few days. Sales were reported of 150 brls at 90c per gallon. Lake freights were rather loss active, and a shade easier at yosterdey’a rates till towards the close, when they fell off about %c, closing at 5% @s%c for corn, and 6@6#c for wheat by sail to Buffalo, and for com to Kingston or Os wego. A total of 10 charters was reported (in cluding one last evening) which will carry out 245,000 bu com and 75,000 bu oats. Through freights by lake and rail per 100 Eba were quoted at 45c to New England points, .and 40c to New York. , Jhixnng. Selling . ...116 116* ...116 116 H ...118 üb* ...119X 119* ...m* mx ...119* 119* ...113* 113* ...iw* mu ...115* 115* ...115* 116* .. 109*@U0 * .. 100 & int. 99* feint. 99* tint. 95393 137 140 142 .200 125 130 105 110 220 120 125 145 105- 110 113 104 05 100 113 115 105 103 108 110 06 100 Provisions were doll and little better than nominal, with an easier feeling in the specula tive articles, though live bogs were in light sup ply and again higher. Moss pork was quoted about 5c per brl lower, lard 5c per 100 lbs lower, and meats unchanged. There is no demand for several days past, except for meats, and they are wanted at prices considerably below the views of holders. There is some disposition to trade in the more deferred poA options; Tfio market closed at the following range of .prices: Mess pork, cash or seller June, $15.70 @15.75; do seller July, $15.85(3)15.90 ; do seller August, 516.00@16.05; do seller September, $15.25@16.50; do seller December, $14.00 asked; lard, cash or seller June, SB.SS@ 8.40 ; do seller July, $8.40@8.45 ; do seller Aug ust, $8.60@5.65; summer do, SB.OO. Sweetpicklod hams quoted at Dry salted meats quotable at 6&@6>sc for shoulders; B%@B>£o for short riba; and 8%@8%c for short clear. Boxed shoulders, English meats, 8% @B%o for short riba; B&@BKc for short clear. Bacon is quoted at 7><o for shoulders; 9>£c for clear ribs; for short clear, and 13@14><c for hams, all packed. Mess beef. $9.00(39.25; extra moss do, $10,00@10.25; beef hams, $27.00 @28.50, City tallow, 7^@7%c; grease quotable at Sales were reported of 50 brla mess pork at $15.85; 50 brls do (summer) at $15'50 ;65 brla do (old) at $15.00; 250 tes lard at $8.30. The Daily Commercial Deport gives the following as the shipments of provisions from this port for the week ending June 12. 1873, and since Nor. 1,1872; also comparative figures: 1872. 1873. 1873 VPk edvJnnoU 1.343 3,410 <65 23.CC9 656,000 BaawWOTk’73... 1,608 2,907 1,730 171,000 m,IXO Blue* Not. 1,’73. 196,263117<,318 1 67.019 38,519,414 153.670,713 BomOtlmo'7l-73. 94,607|159,377i68,883 31,161,061 97,381.313 Tho shipments in dots!] wars as follows: Bhonldera, 6 bis, 60 tes ; short rib, bis ; short clear, 31 bis ; long clear, 357 bis; long rib, 63 bis; Cmnberlands, 50 bis ; Strotfords, 77 bis; Staffordshire, bis; South Btaffordshiro, 51 bis ; long bams, ISI bis ; Birming ham, 33 bis ; Irish ent, bis ; bacon, 333 bis ; Staffordshire hams, bis; dear backs, 6 bis; bellies, 15 "bis and 1,954 pcs ; pigs’ tongues, 14 brla; beef, 191 brls; beet hams, 463 brls ; tallow, 855 brls ; grease, 200 pkgs ; salted round middles, 634 pcs. Flour was dull and heavy, in sympathy with a like feeling in New York, and local weakness in wheat. Trading was almost entirely confined to local hnyers. Dealers quoted prices as un changed. Sales were reported of 300 brls sprang extras at 55.75, part Tryon, and part Athlete ; 350 brls do on private terms ; 83 sprlng snoerflnos at brfsdSflow) at 53.12K; 125 Lrls iyo flonron private terms. Total, 1,140 brls. Also 10 tons bran at $8.50 on track. Tho following were tho asking prices, which could undoubtedly be shad ed in some oases fully 250 per hrl: ity eon ; 1,997 Ftlr to choice white winter extras, Bed winter extras Good to choice spring extras...... Low to medium Minnesotan (patent) Good to fane; Minnesota Spring superfine*.. Bye floor Bran ■Wheat was rather more active hut weak, averaging l%c lower, the greatest decline being in the more deferred options. Present deliver ies were kepfup by the scarcity of cash wheat, and the knowledge that there are still many Jnne options yet unsettled, but all else was heavy. Liverpool was early reported dull and lower, and there wonld seem to be bnt little chance of a speedy reaction there, as the ship ments for that port from Now York were about 960,000 bu during the week, which total is swelled to moro than 1,400,000 bu by the ship ments from other ports of the United States and Canadas. Of course New York was heavy, and the better crop prospects; with larger receipts hero, naturally caused a further drop, which was taken advantage of by many of the shorts to fill in. Nevertheless the market drag ged all through, with only an occasional spasm of steadiness, as sellers were more numerous than buyers, and a good many seemed rejoiced at the opportunity of “jumping on to it.” The shippers operated very sparingly, confining their pnrenases to a few car lots. Seller the month opened at $1.21%, declined to $1.20, and closed at $1.20%. Seller Jnlv sold at $1.17@1.19, dos ing at $1.17%. Holler" June and July sold at $1.17%; seller August at $1.12%@1.14%, and seller the year at $1.03@1.08%. Cash No. 2 soring dosed at $1.20%. No. X spring was quoted at $1.27; No. 3 do dosed at sl.ll, and rejected do at 9So. Cash sales were reported of 800 bn No. 2 spring at $1.27; 3,600 bn No. 3 spring (hard) at $1.22%; 1,200 bn do at $1.22 ; 6,000 hn do at $1.21%; 8,200 bn do at $1.21% ; 1,600 bu do at $1.21%; 7,200 bn do at $1.21; 3,600 bn do at $1.20%; 5,600 bn do at $1.20%; 6,400 bu do at $1.20 ; 7,600 bu No. 3 spring at $1.11%; 2,800 THE VESSEL AGENTS- THB MARKETS. Fork, Lard,\Samt ShouUTrt Middle, belt. let. let. lit. lit. BJ>O @10.50 bn do at $1.11; 5,600 bn rejected spring at 96e; 2,40) bn do at 950 ; 800 bn by sample at $1.31. ToUl, 53,400 bn. - Cbm was doll and weak, declining 2c per bn fron the lowest rotes of Friday, under a rather heavy pressure to sell, with very few buyers. The advices from other points had little effect upon the market, which was influenced almost entirely by local considerations. The proprietors of the Northwestern Elevator advertised this morning that all the No. 2 com in that boose was hot. and, though the quantity was bnt «m«i| (23,860 bn) the announcement bad a most de pressing effect, as many operators feared that other houses will be posted within a , few days. VTo have stated what appear to be the facts in the case in a .preceding paragraph. The effect was at once seen in the dropping of the price of cash com to 3a below the price for July delivery, though that option weakened, and the present month ii half over. It was really difficult to dispose of cash com at any price, as the shippers Were ost of the market, and capital was not tempted even by the widened margin to take boldcf the current receipts to carry against options to deliver in fatore months. There wan not very much offering in options, especially not from those who would have had to go short in selling, as a great many reflected that the market m already at a very low point, for a year in which the balance of (not Old) probabili ties is in favor of no more than about half a crop. But the short interest were not generally inclined to fill in, preferring to await the chances of a still further decline; hence little was dons, the day being one of the dullest of the season. Seller Angnst was the option principally dealt in; it opened at 35%0. advanced to S3c, and de clined to 38c, closing at 38%0. Seller July sold at 34%@35J£0, dosing at S4Ko- Seller the month .or regular No. 2 sold at 32(333c, closing at 32>fcO. Stricty fresh receipts closed at about 34c, and rejected 28c. Cash sales were reported of 1,200 bn No. 2at Ssc; 3,200 bu do at 4,800 bn do at Mj4a ; 17,200 bn do at 34c; 10,000 bn do at 330; 15,000 bn no at 32% c; 30,000 bu do at 32% c; 35,000 bn do at 32)40; 10,000 bn do at 82>(oj 10.000 bn do at 32c; 5,800 bn do at 35c afloat; 1,600 bu No. lat 86340 ; 27,600 bu rejected at 2&0; 4,000 bn do at 280 ; 4.000 bu doatSOo afloat; 5,200 bn no grade at 230 ; 800 bu do at 820 ; 800 bn ears at 33c. Total, 228,800 bn. Oats were active and weak, declining 34 c far ther, under a rather heavy pressure to sell options for next month, which constituted the hulk of the trading. Parties in Ohio and Indiana who have held a great many oats here for several weeks past, were selling out yester day and to-day. Seller July opened at 28c, advanced to and declined to 27% c at the dose. Seller August sold at 27)£@23c. Seller the month, or regular, was quiet at 26J£@27e, closing at the inside. Cash sales were reported of 6,600 bn at 2734 c; 40,600 bu (part fresh receipts) at 270; 15.000 bu at 26% c; 6,000 bu at 270, afloat; 4,200 bu rejected at24o; 5,400bu do at 2334 c. Total, 77,800 bu. Bye was dull and easier, in sympathy with other grain, though opening with a alow of firmness. Sales were limited to 400 bn No. 2at 6134 c: 1,600 bu do at 61c ; 400 bn by sample at 63c. Total, 2,400 bn. Barley was inactive, and nominally unchanged. "We quote No. 2 at Gs@6Bc ; No. 3 at 50@55c ; and rejected at 30@35o—the inside at the Bock Island Elevator, and the outside in other houses. ■latest. In the afternoon there was very little trading either in wheat or com. The former was un changed, dosing at $1,20K seller the month, and seller July. Com was firmer, dosing at 35%0 seller July, and 33?fc seller August. Other grain and provisions were quiet and unchanged. CHICAGO LIVE-STOCK MARKET. Seview for the Week Ending Satur* day Evening June 14* Satubdat Evzjrcio, Jane It. The receipts of live-stock during the week have been as follows: ... 5,599 6,350 SOS ... 3,566 6,478 476 .... 4,309 7,568 1,760 .... 3,553 6,687 551 .... 3,903 4,634 936 .... 1,300 6,600 359 Monday.... Tuesday.... Wednesday. Thursday.. Friday Saturday... Total : Last week Week before last Weekending May 24... ... 80,775 203,835 18,348 ...367,815 1,860,476 1«|345 .7.305.060 1,362,261 170,630 ... 62,755 604,215 Total, to nr weeks Since Jan. 1,1873.... Same time in 1873.... Increase Decrease Shipments were as follows . Cattle, Hogs, Sheep, .. 1,354 2,038 280 .. 1,844 6,545 230 .. 2,975 6,438 401 M 0,600 6,590 661 3,686 4,801 211 Monday.... Tuesday... Wednesday. Thursday.. Triday 26,513 1,783 53,150 45 i mATketdariugthe past weekwere the markeSlieteri oration in the quality of the stock sent forward, and tbs. consequent depredation in value*. Although there were many fine droves, and some that would compare favorably with any offered here this season, the average waa the poorest for many weeks, the in crease In cows, rough half-fattened steers and com mon Texas cattle being very pronounced, while In the upper grades there was a corresponding diminution. . Consequently while the demand for the latter has steadily equaled the supply at quite as remunerative prices as prevailed at the close of the previous week, the former steadily accumulated in the sale pens, and the course of prices was as steadily downward. In not a few instances sales of common stock were reported at vc decline from the ruling rates of last week, but the average reduction will not, perhaps, exceed a jtfc, The decline at aU events was severe enough to insure a loss to a majority of those who were so unfortunate uto have half-fattened cattle on sale. If anything like the present rate of supply Is maintained—and la* dlcations are favorable for continued heavy receipts— prices must still further recede, and. If drorers womd ©scape disastrous losses, their operations during tns next few weeks should be characterized by cool judgment and something more than ormnary caution. In addition to the liberal ceipts of • common natives, large numbe* of Texas cattle are now coming forward, and, as toe demand for such is at all times restricted, there esnor but one opinion as to the immediate future Sales of Texas cattle have taken place at 00 @fv'; for through drove.. Hid :at M. 00®5.25 for choice lots wintered North. Stocker. are »UU insur ed for, hot feeder, imrist open lower pricey (24,75 may be given u the current rates, cow. HO dull at former quotation*. Teal calve. »ell *> $3.50®5.60, ae to quality. Trad, waa dull from th. opening to the cloM. BoT ers had their order, pretty well «W, aod'lMM* eeem inclined to make farther purchase. e»ve Inducement., in the ihape of conceMion* »««neia ont. Including fresh receipt., there head in the yard., and the larger portion carried over to iext week. Sale, were for Texas cattle ; at $3.50® 1.75 for but and heavy. . 12.460 16,113 . 17,646 Total Xast week Week before last. QUOTATIONS. Extra Beev»-Gr»dod steers, averaging 1,400 lbs and upward ........ Choice Beeves—Fine, fat, well formed 3yeax to 5 year old steers, averaging 1,200 to . lbs * V V • *; MOQ9J* Good Beeves—Well-fattened, finely formed steers, avenging 1,100 to 1,230 lbs 0.35@5.50 Medium Grades—Steen in fair flesh, aver aging 1,050 to 1,200 lbs 5,00(3r3J Butchers* Stock—Common to fair steers, *and good to extra cow*, for city slaughter, averaging 800 to 1,100 !bs Stock Cattle—Common cattle, in cttxnt flesh, avenging 700 to 1,0501b5........... 3,6o@t»> Inferior—Light and thin cows, heifers, stags, bulls, and scallawag steers Northern wintered MggS Cattle —Texas, through droves... HOGS—With a supply of little man than half* many hogs as arrived during last week, the yrtet recovered from the extreme dullness and depress® then prevalent. With an avenge daily tlian 6,000 head, sellers were enabled to keep tfcspp cleared of stock, and under a steady buoyant tone has pervaded the jaarketn*® the opening to the close. Prices have gradow worked upward from day to _ Tl ?^-, ltre or Tl them fully 60@65c higher than on Saturday W. (£ 30c higher than the lowest point reachedijasl To-day the market opened active and Act, ana^ fore noon had advanced a good 20Cj as (& yesterday’s quotations, prices going to fyu** i there they were thoroughly auatoed to £ close. Buyers competed briskly for|the ings, and the entire supply-counting o fabosi was readily absorbed at $4.50@4.65 for po°* icon; at 54.7004.80 for median, “ d ,•* *!33S for good to choice. Whether or not these higher prices shall be sustained, of coucsejcmw pends upon the character of the supply. Aa«^L e {_ a doubt that any considerable increase to would be taken advantage of by buyers to f dine; and Western shippers perhaps can n ter man to keep this fact in view. Arcsn* transactions were the following: HOO SIXES. . jfH. .Vo. Av. iYira.l-Vj As. “j 56 262 $5.00 , V » 52 233 4.65 jj t p 62 200 4.70 tfj 22 «jSS 59 229 4.63 j4S *3 (.p 54 250 4.83 134 Wj t p 123 238 4.70 « 66 209 4.75 63 ®! Jp 63 SO3 4-70 « Jg, 80 211 6.00 30 *» 490 33 322 4.76 g jg 10 37 256 4.6/ “ " Ko. Av. Price, m 243 $4.7$ lIG 262 4.80 66 230 4.85 46 211 4.85 104 260 4.70 42 205 4.95 67 184 6.05 65 217 4.75 206 224 4.80 46 200 6.00 85 208 4.70 , - . 66 216 4.80 I . Jbwttr totted SHEEP—There has been fab trade, at prices not differing ““iTjLji,as<®2 current s week ago. Bhlppeta • n tatoa a? ** peted, and the daily arrivala we? «va4J5 foe?** *3.0003.75 for poor to eM» dlnm, and at *4.5003.00 for » Lamba hare aoldaU the tray fomH-WP" poor to $3,50 for ciiolc*. Hogg, Sfuep. Cattle, 35,217 4; 375 66,364 6,329 64,669 3,72? 48,575 6,421 22,035 20,354 20,381 17,805 e^ss

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