Newspaper of Chicago Daily Tribune, June 22, 1873, Page 9

Newspaper of Chicago Daily Tribune dated June 22, 1873 Page 9
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THE CHURCH. Practical Questions Arising from the Granting of Divorces. Prof, Swing’s Sermons at McYicker’s Theatre. Extracts from the Religious Press- Masonry and the Ministry. programme of Services in the Churches To-Day* Episcopal and Homan Catholic Calen dar for the Week. At a recent meeting of one of ibo ministerial associations of Chicago the practical questions that arise from the granting of divorces were discussed. Ministers of . the Gospel are oc casionally called upon to marry parties where one or the other has been divorced, sometimes both. The law and the Gospel do not always harmonize in defining the lines of duty in such cases. The license granted by the civil power is, of course, always authority in the matter, but the conscientious minister will always aim to act only on Scriptural grounds. The question is, What aro these grounds? At this meeting it was unanimously agreed that there ought to bo no dissolution of the mar riage relation except for the adultery of one of the parties. This, of course, does not apply to those cases in which a marriage is void ab initio on account of pre-contract, infancy, impotency, insanity, or consanguinity. The opening re marks wore made by a minister from Indiana, sad are as follows : We should all agree, Ido not doubt, that the law of tbe State is right in not permitting divorces where both parties have been guilty of adultery, or where tho adultery of the one party has been by collusion with, or the consent of, the other. But we aro to discuss this morning those practical questions that arise from the granting of divorces, whether for Scriptural or im •criptural reasons. First —The first cose is that where a Scriptural di vorce has been granted, should the party, on account of whose adultery it boa been granted, be permitted under any circumstances to remarry 7 It is admitted that be who commits adultery profanes the marriage tie. By his crime ho releases all claim to the person of his wife. He becomes as one dead to her. She is freed from bis law, and, after a legal separation, is no ftdulteress, though she be married to another man. Bdt, his crime having operated effectually to set her tree, does it also free him 7 Is he at liberty to con tract a new marriage 7 According to the law in moat of the States the decree of the Court by which a di force is granted to his wife holds him to be still bound and forbids him to contract a new marriage during the lifetime of hi* wife. He is not permitted to take advantage of bis own wrong. But do thcrScriptures forbid his remarriage 7 The case is one not expressly decided, and the 'unlawful nos of the remarriage of tho adulterer can only be de termined, if at all, by the teaching of Christ, if he Here altogether Innocent of crime, and his wife had obtained a divorce from him wrongfully, he would not be at liberty to remarry again. (See Matt. v. 32, zix., 9, and Luke zvi., 18.) From these passages it appears not only that he who puts away his wife for any cause except adultery and manieth another commits adul tery, but whoso marrietb her that is put away commit ted! adultery; and he that wrongfully puts away his wife causes her to commit adultery. The remarriage of the innocent party who has been unscrip turally divorced is clearly unlawful. May it not, then, be safely inferred that what ho may not do when in nocent he may not do when guilty ; in other words, that his crime should not add to his rights 7 Can we suppose that the divine law would hold out oven that inducement to violate one of its most important pre cepts 7 On the supposition that tbe adulterer may re marry lawfully, a may might say; “If I bring about a dissolution of my marriage ties by cruelty or neglect, tbe Church will not sanction another union, but if by my adultery I cause my wife to procure a divorce, I can then marry again with the sanction of the Church, 1 * The man or woman tiring of a present marriage and desiring to form a new alliance, would hare the powerful incentive to commit a crime that it would pave the way to a lawful gratification of unhallowed desire. The law, except in those States in which the loose, modem notions of marriage have obtained, seems to assume that a di vorce does not necessarily absolve both husband and wife from their united vows, that one may be absolved from them while the other, tbe guilty party, remains bound by them. Whether this assumption is sanc tioned by the Word cf God depends on the correctness of the inference I have already pointed out, viz : that onemay not pat himself into a position of advantage by guilt which he could not attain while innocent; that he may not be quit forever of the most solemn ob ligations by once criminally violating them. Marriage Is sometimes likened to a yoke, and this inference supposes that one party may bo freed from the yoke while it still hangs upon the neck of the other. It will add weight to this inference If it be borne in mind that, in the light of God, adul- Tory is in offence of the most henious character. u The roan that committeth adultery with another man’s wife, even he that committeth adultery with his neighbor’s wife, the adulterer and the adulteress shall surely be put to death.” Lev. xx., 10; see, also, Deut. Xxli,, 22, 24. Such is the sacredness of marriage that adultery alone can dissolve it. A' man may be of in famous character, or disgusting person or habits; he may be a drunkard ; he may starve his wife ; be may be churlish toward her; be may treat her with indig nity ;be may beat or threaten her; he may neglect or desert her, and yet, if we are right in our Interpreta tion of the Word of God, she is bound to him. But the Instant he commits adultery, however kind and in dulgent he may have been in every other respect, she is entitled to her freedom. He thereby releases her from her rows to him, but does her freedom so ob tained confer any rights or advantages upon him ? Or do the scriptures teach that a man may pave the way to a lawful union by the commission of a capital enme, while such a union would be unlawful were he put away when innocent ? I think not, but rather that he is to be held bound by his obligations as long as his wife lives. But if we regard tbe statute which forbids the re marriage of the guilty party after a divorce as a pen alty for the commission of a crime and not as an as sumption that tho vows of marriage may be dissolved as to one party while they remain in force as to the other, and if we admit that such remarriage Is not for bidden by the word of God, we are bound to respect the law of the land. While tbe State has no right to Simula divine law, it has the right to prescribe penal ties for the commission of crimes, and it has the right to say to tbe adulterer that, though his injured wife is free to marry again, he shall bo deprived of that privi lege as long as she lives. It will not be denied that tbe State has the right to fine, or imprison, or disfran chise an adulterer, and, if so, it may also forbid his remarriage when his wife has obtained a divorce from him, and, as ministers, we aro boundjto show respect to such a law wherever we find It, nor dare we encour age the violation of it. Second —The next case mentioned was that in which t Tn*n has obtained a divorce from his wife against her will on unscriptnral grounds, and, after divorce, mar ries another. Does that release her, and give her the right to marry also 7 This, I think, is easily disposed of, for, while it is true that, after an unscriptural di vorce, neither party has the right to many again; yet adultery does'release the Innocent party. And she is hmoceat, She has been pat away against her will. In tbs right of God the marriage is not dissolved, and he, by his marrying again, sins against her the same as If had committed adultery before ho ob tained the divorce, and she la thereby freed. Hois not ocad to her by the'divorce which the State has given him, out he became dead by the marriage which the BJde sanctions. *** tbe' two specific cases mentioned last Monday and set down for discussion to-day, but they ars by no means the only difficult questions arising from divorces. • TTiird—Many divorce* are obtained by collusion of parties where no adultery la alleged. Clearly jeiWBT has the tight to remarry. But If one party ooe* remarry, and so commit adultery, does that re rf* 8 ~*f. otiier party 7 I think not, for the reason that v *Jrv »y his or her connivance or consent, or freedom can bo acquired In that ■way, FcurtA—Cm divorced persons remarry each other ? *• 1 case which happens not infrequently. Persons ate divorced In haste and repent at leisure. I suppose «ey ttay remarry, at least when the divorce has been Tl “a3ptnnl t but m * n P ut away his wife and she marry »mv also put her away, her former husband ZLt" 1 ,* 61 " her away may not take her again to be his SUri? ***** she is defiled; for that is abomination gtftwlieLora. (Deut. XXEY, 3, 4.) Query, but if v * •ccond husband die, may the former husband take wl I think not, for his death would not alter w of he on ♦!.®s°h*idcrcd these cases chiefly as they bear duty of ministers in the solemnization of mar [rg~r, " u * there are questions frequently arising as iehtfw \° church seaslons towards those persons “* T ® divorced or adulteronsly bWriii 1 * - ■“ iere 1* no doubt that when a man un tp*(n v aw ®y his wife* or unlawfully marries sjTzir®"* proper subject for the discipline and church. Bat when may such ccnsuro •nfoDOTea ? He is divorced by the law of the State, saT?r“* f Ter he may regret the course he has taken, he repair the injury he has done. If he second time without scriptural warrant, k«.°* repentance can ho find? Suppose he Ir^*'a family of children, shall the them as adulterous issue and require CaimT*?^ 8 *° B ®P ar ate ? Must we demand that such Kon? 1)0 sundered In order to restora- Tike thi* * rodence of repentance must wo require ? Chnrr'h J V9* ce: A person seeks admission to the SUirv a PP®rent sincerity, but we find on in fciintni.i’ S’ 6 ® lß before, he procured a divorce on tm- Ihit and subsequently remarried, and marriage he has had a family of teSsSn*. 176 do with him? The wrong ®pd being in its nature, to a great extent, Was in least without involving innocent per tit the n^ treea ’ ma y we accept the situation and per aX” “ bQ condoned by good Ta rt- 55?°® EC THE THEATRE. frof ■ B „ at listening to tb© preaching of ***• Swing on bust Sunday in Me Vick aria Thea ■ * ro > it occurred _to my mind that there has sel dom been observed a more complete snccess at tendmg the work of the Church m Chicago, than the Sunday gatherings evince -within the walla of what has been considered by the Church as one of the devil's strongholds. I could'not keep out the reflection,' that, jnst where stood the holy man, with _ the sacred writings open before mm, from which he was reading both of the love and the mercy of God, there was eiliib itod all the pomp and circumstance of the drama —some twelve hours before—a • contrast in which the antagonism could scarcely bo more obvious. The movement is, certainly, an adroit one, and speaks in high commendation of the theological generalship of those who con c®lT®d that method of assaulting the works of tho devil. It is like planting one’s cannon in tho citadel of the enemy; and, wore it not known that the preacher who weekly addresses tho vast audiences who gather there docs not utterly re pudiate tho drama, the question might arise, in the mind of the lessor, whether ho was not being undermined in his vocation. I trust, however, tho Sunday services will bo kept up, even after the transfer of- the present popular preacher to bis own church edifice. To survey the attendants who fill those seats Sunday after Sunday, no friend of .the. Church can doubt the good work being done in bringing so many hard cases from off tho DoviTs commons into the pure atmosphere of religion. Hundreds go there who belong to no religious organization, and could only bo got inside an orthodox church by the aid of a file of soldiers. A groat many, undoubtedly, go there because it don’t cost anything, unless they choose to drop a dime into the basket as it comes round. One of that miserly crowd eat next to me last Sunday, and did not even drop a nickel into tho basket for the use of one of those elegant chains, saying nothing about the able dis course, though worth his half million. But, take thio congregation as a whole, it may justly bo ranked high on the score of intelligence, if not in piety; and, as .to tho latter, who will say there is not as much as in any other con gregation in Chicago ? I speak of the great body of attendants, a major part of whom come from other churches or from tho world, —who have formed a unique assemblage,—a kind of cosmo politan aggregation of seekers after truth, of which the church body, over which Prof. Swing f resides with so" much ability, is tho nucleus, t doea not require, much scanning to discover members of the First, Second, and Third Presby terian Churches, occupying soata at McYicker’s, and eagerly listening to teachings which their own shepherds, to bo consistent, must brand as heterodox, or, if not quite over tho border, so near as to require an equal precision of tho man in Hudobrass,. “ who could distinguish and divide A hair ’twixt south and southwest aide n to note the difference. What draws such away from their own powa to swell the concourse of all religions and no religions ? Aro not thoir spiritual guides able men. and versod in all tho wisdom of the Fathers from Origen to Calvin ? Are they not earnest watchmen upon the walls of Zion? They aro signally so, —then why should tho sheep stray away from their folds ? Is it from a weariness at the repetition of old dogmas and incomprehensible discussions amidst tho znazos of metaphysical subtleties ? Are they be coming restive under the doctrino of degrada tion, which sinks tho race to tho lovel of fiends, and finds no good in it? It is quite natural to presume that, amidst tbe agitation of the great problem of map’s destiny, new methods of discussion should attract 'toward them the thinking men and women of tho world, and also from organizations long tied down to old forms and dogmas and bound up in the rigid exactions of creeds. “ Whosoever will, let him take of the water of life freely.” Who did not come away from tho service lost Sunday, after listening to Prof. Swing’s sermon on the above text, with an aug mented love and reverence for God, and a loftier estimate of humanity ? Tbe Christian must have felt & relief from the pressure of old timo exactions, in learning it were possible to ignore them without departing from tbe faith, and the man of the world was made to see how much easier it is to be a Christian than his early teach ings had led him to believe possible. Liberal. THE RELIGIOUS PRESS. The Standard philosophizes to the extent of a column on the “tfew Chicago.’* The editor re gards all great facts as representative. They are not incidents merely but typical results, pointing us to causes and tendencies out of ■which they grow as surely as the loaf grows upon the tree. Chicago rebuilt is just as much a representative fact as was Chicago when, in the time of its calamity, comforted and relieved. It would bo allowing to its citizens far more of credit than they deserve to attribute to them alone what the visitor now looks upon. It is • partly duo to the wonder ful manner in which human inter ests have been made identical by linking together of even very distant communi ties in those ties of trade and intercourse which now make the misfortune or the prosperity of on© the misfortune or the prosperity of all. It is partly due. also, to the fact that, so banded in common interest are our great cities, when oue is destroyed the others find it an economy to combine for its rebuilding, each one in the community of cities being essential to all the rest, and necessary to the perfection of the sys tem of interchange of which each is & part. It, therefore, does not become the people of Chi cago to tay,-or seem to say: u Is not this groat Babylon which ve have builded V 1 Their city, in its restored condition, stands forth as a striking example of that wonderful Providence which has wrought in all human things for this long while past, and which has to such an astonishing degree set the world forward in all the elements of progress. Its history during these last two years is a testimony and a prophecy. It testifies to what Divine Providence is doing to advance the human condition, and make pos sible and natural things which once could have be longed to the realm of the miraculous. It prophesies of a time coming when, in the interest of all best and noblest causes, powers, facilities, resources shall be consecrated upon altars supremely worthy of them, and men will understand and will remember why it is that God is so good. "Within the last few years a number of promi nent divines havo boon called to this country from abroad. Among these aro the Bov. Drs. Hall, Onniston, Taylor, AlcCoah, No wry, etc. It is just now a problem with tho religious press why our large churches so frequently look abroad for their ministers. Various solutions are offered. One is that foreign preachers aro hotter versed in tho Scriptures; another, that their elementary education is better; an other, that tho result of a more thorough discipline is observable. Tho cur rent number of the Interior discusses the point to the extent of nearly three columns. It is admitted as probably true that the standard of ministerial qualiiic&tion is higher in tho old country than in America, as a more plausible explanation that— Tho men who havo come to us were men of mark, we allow, In tho old country, and would have been men of mark in any country, and, that being the case, there could bo comparatively few in our land who could be expected to stand in favorable comparison with them. But, nevertheless, there were those few, and we doubt if they could bo counted on our ten fingers. When the inquiry reduces itself to a comparison between a few eminent men abroad and a few eminent men at home, it is not so difficult to divine why they were token and these were left. Tho question, “Is Universalism Evangeli cal?” discussed in last week’s Advance , has been taken up by our tfnivorsalist organ, tho Cove nant, in which tbe orthodox paper is given some plain, but, no doubt, well-meaning, words. This Interrogatory was sprung recently in the Inde pendent, is likely to receive yet more atten tion. The editor of the Covenant states that there are two ways in which the question of recognition and fellowship should be reviewed : Ono is, whether tho denomination of Universalists is a Christian body; and the other, whether tho other bodies of professing Christians aro so. Nor do we see any good reason why tho decision of these questions should be left wholly to tho popular sects. We differ no more from them than they do from us. They do not assert their belief in the Bible, or the Christian records, more emphatically than we do. They can produce no more able defenses of the Christian relig ion than we can. To suppose that with their views God looks upon them with more approval than he does upon us would be a great absurdity. MAso:rax asn> the mdostby. Hr. M. K. Peck, the young gentleman who was refused a gospel license by tho Aurora (111.) Congregational Association recently on account of his Masonic principles, sends the following letter to the last XndcpenaeiU relative to his ex amination : I was asked, if I were obliged to give up my church or my lodge, which I should do. I supposed the ques tion referred to such interference by a local church os would compel me to withdraw from that church or from the lodge to which I now belong. I replied that it would depend upon circumstances. This, as the Jndevtndent inferred, was not because I had any doubt as to the relative worth of Christianity and Masonry. But I could not honestly repu diate Masonry. I believed, too, -that, in case I thought ' best to continue my connection with tbo lodge to which I now belong, no Church would have a right to say : Leave ns or ieavo that lodge. All things considered, I could not answer that question more definitely than by saying that my course would depend upon circumstances. When asked if 1 would net civo up all connection with my lodge for fear of offending “ the weak brethren," I answered in substance that I thought I had a right in the matter with which no oneought to interfere. Tho Association then appointed a Committee of three to investigate the subject farther. I said to this Com mittee that I was surprised at such cn examination upon the subject of Masonry ; that I did not believe Masonry would bo mentioned in any How England Association; and that I felt then as though 1 would, change my plans for life rather than yield the point— my right of private judgment in tho matter, Tho Independent adds: We have no doubt that Mr, Peck’s answers were ju dicious and Christian; and wo trust that pace will bo THE CHICAGO DAILY TRIBUNE given to him to possess his soul In patience: that ho will neither undertake the championship of Masonry a crusade against anti-Masons, but just go about his business and preach the Gospel. " Some other asso ciation will probably give him licensure; but. If be cannot get that, let him take his commission at' first hands, as Paul did, and be perfectly satisfied of Its authority, • , THE REV. K. C. CHAPE*. The Rev.-N: C. Chapin, brother of President Chapin, of Beloit College, whohas been recently on an ‘extended visit to Chicago," and who is well known by many of our citizens as a Christian gentleman and a ripe scholar, has ’just been in- Btalled pastor of Plymouth Church, Faribault, Minn. The local journals speak of him in the highest terms, and all join in extending him the right hand of fellowship. Faribault is fast be coming a centre of literary and moral influence, and in tho addition of tho Rev. Mr. Chapin as a resident will find one of its ablest divines and most infinontial citizens. " GENERAL NOTES. A number of our Chicago divines are just now in groat demand to attend college commence ments. The Rev. Dr. Roy has been over to Tabor College, lowa, where bo delivered the annual address before tho Board of Trustees of the in stitution. Tho Collego is reported as flourishing, having educated over 1,000 persons, 200 of whom have become teachers. Ono*of the lady gradu ates is now Principal of the Ladies* Seminary in Ceylon, India, under the American Board of Foreign Missions. The President, the Rev. Wm. M. Brooks, is just completing a $50,000 fund for tho institution. The Doctor has just returned from Olivet, Mich., whore ho delivered the annual sermon before the College Missionary Society. Twelve young men gradua ted in tho regular classical course, and the cata logue shows an attendance of 307. Tnis College has the influence of several of the leading busi ness men of Detroit. - • - - C. H. McCormick, at tho last meeting of tho Presbyterian Ministerial Association, very kindly extended to that body, and also the Wom&ifs Board of Missions, a room on the fifth floor of tho “McCormick Block,” corner of .Randolph and Dearborn streets, for any uses they may 'find it convenient to malm of it for Presbyterian purposes, for a term of five years, which "was duly accepted by the Association, and the ac knowledgment and thanks of tho same returned through a special committee, consisting of the Revs. luttridgo, Thompson, and Swing. This room, along with tho Interior office adjoining, will hereafter bo known as Presbyterian head quarters. Tho chapel of the new Grace Presbyterian Church was occupied for the first timo last Sun day morning, Tho pastor, tho Rov. Benjamin E. S. Ely, preached an appropriate sermon for the occasion from tho text: “I was glad when they eaid unto me, Let into the house of tho Lord.” The Rev. C, L. Goodell, lately of Hew Britain, Conn., was installed pastor of the Pilgrim Con gregational Church, Bt. Louis, last week. The Rev. Wm. H. Beecher and the Bov. J. E. Roy, D. D., of Chicago, took part in tho services; the former presiding and delivering the charge to tho pastor, and tho latter addressing the people. This Society has recently completed a now church, after the stylo of the Union Park Church, with a seating capacity of 1,200. A. J. Wagner, a member of the last graduating class of the Chicago Theological Seminary, has accepted a call to tho church at Elmwood, HI., on a salary of SI,OOO. Mr. H. B. Tuttle, of tho same class, has accepted a coil from the church at Lake Mills, Wis. Tho Rov. Dr. Bold, late editor of the ATorfli tresiem Christian Advocate , and formerly Presi dent of the Genesee Wesleyan Seminary, will de liver the missionary sermon at that institution the coming commencement. The Rev. Dr, A. J. Kynett. Corresponding Se cretary of the Methodist Board of Church Exten sion, and the Rov. C. G. McCabe, Assistant Cor responding Secretary, have been visiting tho city and preaching in tho prominent Methodist churches. Tho Rev. J. L. G. McKown, D. D., pastor of the Wabash Avenue Methodist Church, has been preaching some very entertaining sermons to the Cadets at West Point, whore ho has been in attendance as a member of tho Examining Board. The Rev. W. H. Daniels, pastory of the Park Avenue Methodist Church, has been lecturing lately m Geneva, on “Asbury, and His Saddle bags Men.” Tbe Rev. G. L. Thompson, pastor of the Thir ty-first Presbyterian Church, departs hence thin week as a Commissioner from the Presbyterian Church of the United States to the Synodical Assembly of Nova Scotia. He will be absent two weeks. The Second Baptist Chnrch of this city has a membership of 1,217. The receipts for ail pur poses last year amount to $26,452.41. SERVICES TO DAY. CONGREGATIONAL. The Rev. C, D. Helmcr preaches morning and. evening at the Union Park Church. —Thu Rev. £. T. Chamberlain praaches, as usual, at the New England Church. —The Rev. Edward A- Eawrence, of New Haven, Conn., will preach this morning and evening in Oak land Church. —Tho Rev. E. P. Goodwin will preach thin morning and evening at tho First Church. —The Her. William Alvin Bartlett will preach at the usual hours at Plymouth Church. BAPTIST. The Bov, N. F. Berlin preaches tbia morning and evening at the Fifth Church. —The Bev. Florence McCarthy preaches this morn- ing at tbe Union Park Church. In the evening the Bev. Oscar Hugo preaches on the “ Belation of Catholi cism to the Public Schools.” —The Rtsv. W, W, Everts will preach this morning in the First Church. In the evening there will be a Gospel meeting, led by B. F. Jacobs. —Dr. Mitchell will preach this morning, and Dr. Everts thia evening, at the Indiana Avenue Chapel. —The Bev. George T. Day, editor of the Morning Star , will preach to-day at the Free Church. —The Rev, A. Judson Frost will preach thin morn ing and evening in tho University Place Church. The Bor, Robert Collycr will preach this morn ing and evening at Unity Church. —There will bo no services in the Third Church to day. —The Rev. C. W, Wcndto will preach this morning in the Fourth Church on “What do Unitarians Be lieve ?” There will bo a conversational religious meet ing in the evening. —The Bov. Laird Collier preaches this morning la Marline’s Hall on “ Hereafter and Elsewhere.” PBEBDTTEBIAN. Prof. Swing will preach this evening at MoVicker’f. No morning service. —The Bev. Josiah Moore, of Canton, 111., preaches to-day in the Jefferson Park Church. —The Bev. J. H. Walker will piftach at the usual hours in Eeunioa Church. —The Rev, Arthur Swazey will preach, as usual, at the Ashland Avenue Church. —The Bev. F. A. Horton, of Catskill, N. Y., will preach thia morning in the Third Church. The Bev. A.-E. Kittridge will preach, in the evening, on “ Seek ers for Christ, and How to Find Him.” —The Eav. Charles L. Thompson preaches to-day In tho Thirty-first Street Church, Hie morning subject is “ Natural Science and tho Knowledge of God.” * —The Bev. Oscar Hugo will preach this morning at the First Scotch Church, on “Romanism vs, American Institutions.” Tho Rev. James Maclaughian will preach in the evening on “ Rest for tbe Weary.” —Tho Rev. Bon £. 8. Ely preaches, as usual, at Grace Church, —Dr. McKoig preaches to-day at the Ninth Church. The evening subject it “Fine Art in Character,” METHODIST. The Bev. T. B. Strobridge will preach morning and evening in the Ada Street Church. —Tho Ecr. J, O. Peck will preach this morning at Centenary Church. In the evening the Bev. Dr. Raymond, of Evanston, will preach. —Tho Rev. Dr. McKown preaches to-day at the Wabash Avenue Church. —Tho Bev. T, M. Eddy, D.D., will preach this morn ing at Trinity Church, and the Bev. J. H. Beyliss will preach in tbe evening. —The Bov. Dr. Thomas preaches as usual at the First Church, —The Bev. P. Hi liners preaches to-day at Tmnunnfti Church. —The Rev. William Augustus Smith, of Freeport, Ind., preaches to-day at the Michigan Avenue Ghurch. UNIVERSALISf. An adjourned meeting of the Unirersaliat Mission Union will be held to-day, at 4 o'clock, at the Syna gogue, corner of Peck court and Wabash avenue, to which the public are invited. Addresses will be mads by Dr, Ryder, Dr. Forrester, the Rev, Mr. Pullman, and A. G. Xhroop. . —The Bov. Dr. Ryder will preach this morning at St. Paul’s Church. —The Rev. E, H. Pullman will preach morning and evening in Murray Chapel. —The Rev. Dr. Forrester will preach this morning and evening at the Church of the Redeemer. EPISCOPAL. Tho Rev. Henry G. Perry officiates as usual at All Saints' Church. —The Rev, John Wilkinson officiates this morning and evening at tbo Church of the Holy Communion. —The Rev. H. C. Einney will officiate as usual, at Atonement Chnrch. —The Rev. J. F. Walker will .officiate to-day at Calvary Church. The evening theme is 11 The Teach ings of Light.” —Tho Rev. Clinton Locke win preach thin morning and evening at Grace Chnrch. —The Rev. C. H. W. Stoeking will officiate to-day at the Church of the Epiphany. —The Kev. Charles E. Cheney will preach this morn ing in Christ Church on “ Building Without the Sound of Tools," and this evening on “ The Home of the Gotpel.” —The Rev. E. Sullivan preaches this morning at Trinity Church on 41 The Rainbow," and this evening on '* The Deluge a Type of Baptism." —The Rev. C. P. Dorset will officiate as usual for the Church of the Ascension. —The Rev. 11. H. Powers will preach as usual in St. John's Church.' . . inscELLUTEorrs. Elder D. R. and Mrs. M. 8. Mansfield will preach, this morning and evening, at Ho. Cl 9 West Lake street, ami *bia afternoon in the grove near Lincoln Park. —H. Frank Whit© will speak to the First Society of Spiritualists, at Ho. 99 Randolph street, this morning and evening, on “ The Impending Religious Struggle.” —The Cnristlans meet this afternoon in Bramner Hail, Ho. 344 Carpenter street. ——The Eev.F, Richards preaches this mnmw sttbe ■ JSngliah Evangelical Lutheran Church. ~ ; —XheEer. 0. Day Noble preaches this afternoon in Plymouth Church to the Second Swedsnborgian So ciety, on u Apostolic Work in the Plaid of Spirit " —The Her. James Harrison-will preach as usual at the Church of the Pilgrims. —Elder L. C; Godina la expected to preach to-day In Advent Christian Chapel. —The Progressive Lyceum meets in Orow’s tt«it this afternoon. - • . CALENDAR FOR THE WEEK. EPISCOPAL. June 23—Second Sunday after Trinity. June 24—Nativity of St, John the Baptist. ZIQMAW CATHOLIC. June 23—Third Sunday after Pentecost. June 33—St. Francis Caracciolo, C.; Vigil of St.John the Baptist. June 24—Nativity of fit. John the Baptist, Vunc 25—St. William, Abb. ■June 26—8 S. John and Paul, MM. June 97—St, Norbert, B, C. June 28—St, Irena us, B M.; Vigil of 89. Peter and Paul, REVIEW OP AMUSEMENTS. THE DRAMA. With the thermometer ranging quietly around tho eighties outside the theatres, and losing it self several degrees beyond in tho increased heat of the house; play-going loses many of its advantages in a stream of personal discomforts winch require the constant application of tho handkerchief by the ladies, and a regret on tho part of many of their less well-bred escorts that summer pieces were constructed with some ref erence to the thirst of the audience. Here is where summer pieces fail.. There are not enough acts. The arid palates of the men require constant irrigation, : and, when an act is drawn out.over ten minutes, the exasperation of the individual becomes intolerable. Hence it may bo asserted tbat, until summer pieces are so modified that they will allow of. frequent po* tatious, they will bo voted dry and uninteresting. HOOLEI’S THIATHE. Hr. Dillon’s benefit on Monday evening drew a bouse of unusual magnitude, more surprising in view of the unpleasant heat of the evening. On Tuesday, the pretty comedy, “ A Game of Love,” was produced, with Mr. Giddens in the role of Ted Murphy. All things considered, “A Game of Love” did not bring out the audieu6o that the merits of the piece deserved, nor can it bo said that it brought out the full spirit of the company. Especially was this the cose with Mr. Soggs, who as Corydon Foxglove throw away an opportunity for improving his record. A moment’s leisure to have familiarized him with bis lines, and five minutes* thought about the matter, would have shown him the full humor of the character. We have already commented upon the readiness with which Mr. Giddens assumed a part at a moment’s notice. While the first performance was exceedingly creditable to him, the. later ones were equally commendable. Mr. Giddens has succeeded in making himself popular iu the city alike with the public and the profession. The present week will be one to be remembered at. Hooley’e, from the fact that about the best bill of the sea* son is to be the attraction during tho coming week. Bobertsbn’s sparling comedy, “ Caste, as given by Wyndbam’a Company, will be re membered bore as the herald of the class of light comedies which are now given unexcep-. tiouably at Hooley’s. It is to be reproduced this week under more favorable circumstances ever. Mr. Hooley has two of the original char acters, Mr. Giddens and Miss Cowell, in his Company. To obtain the original Eccles he secured Mr. Belvil Byan for the time the piece may run; and Miss Susan Benin has been engaged to play The Marquise. This will give a superb cast. A glance at it is sufficient: Eccles Belvil Byan Folly Eccles Sidney Cowell Sam Gerridge George Giddens Esther Ecclcs.... Eliza O’Conner George D* Alroy John W. BlaUdeil The Marquise Miss Susan Benin Capt. Hawtroe J, W, Norris Dixon S. Beed This is an immensely strong cast, the strongest of the season. There is every reason to bebevo that “ Caste ” will have as big a run as any thing that baa ever been played in this city, for, besides the strength of the cast, it will be mounted with a richness and magnificence quite unusual even for a theatre one of whose prmcl pal claims to distinction is the beauty of its scenic accompaniments. m’vickeb’b thxatrt. For the third week of their occupancy of Mo- Ticker’s Theatre the Katie Putnam combination played Book’s dramatized Torsion of Farjeon’s novel •* Blade O’ Grass,” with Miss Putnam in the title role. The cffect'of tho heat was observ- able in the size of the audiences, which at no time were sufficiently largo to indicate the suc cess of the piece. While this cannot but be dis- tressing to themanagemont,it is one of the mis fortunes inseparable from a summer season, and is to be included among the chances for and against pecuniary achievements. Not that tho theatre is warmer thany any other, but because the attractions are not as powerful an offset to the inconveniences as they might be. The fourth week .will open with an old drama given before in Chicago. It has been re-written for Miss Putnam by Bobert Jones, and is a five-act .sensational piece, entitled “ Capitols; or, tho Hidden Hand,™ containing some strong situations and a proper quota of thrilling incidents. CapUola (Miss Putnam) has some songs suited to her vivacious style. On Friday, Mis Putnam takes a farewell benefit, upon wnich occasion her friends will probably turn out, notwithstanding the heat, especially in view of the disadvantages nnder which she has labored hitherto this season. MYERS* OPERA-HOUSE. Manning & Moran’s Minstrel Company fin ished their three weeks* Besson at Myers’ Opera- House. Without having made an immense suc cess of it, they have done very well, and will probably leave the city with the opinion that there is always a strong inducement in Chicago for a first-class minstrel show. Under the circumstances, they have only themselves to thank that tnoir business was not better, for others have been doing well in the same line when they did next to nothing. The theatre’will remain closed through the week until Saturday next, when Mias Phillis Glover, it is announced, will have a benefit. Precisely for what reason this benefit is given we cannot toll. It is understood that a dramatic company will open in light comedy next week. CAL WAGNER'S TROUPE. Nixon’s Amphitheatre has been filled nightly with fun-loving audiences to witness the extrav agant eccentricities of Cal Wagner, Sam Price, Hall, Canfield and Booker, and their merry companions in tho burnt-cork art. The week’s business has been very good, and the troupe has fully Justified its claim to bo classed as a first-rate and entertaining show. Among Wagner’s members are several old and favorite Chicago performers, and among these (who have all met with warm receptions) none deserve a word of mention more than' Con T. Murphy and Sam Price. Murphy is reputed in tho profession as one of the first middle men in the United States, and he certainly has well earned the distinction. Price is aa laughable as of old, and will, for the closing week of the sea son, entertain himanif and others with extrava fant oddities, from the end, “ Cal,” of course, earing him company. An entirely new pro gramme has been arranged for Hie present week, and both the olio and the second part have been strengthened with many, new features. Canfield and Booker introduce some original songs and dances, Hall and Heywood supplementing them with new vocal selections. The entertainment is a good one throughout, and well deserves the liberal patronage it has won. AUATZDB THEATBIGALS. In the review of last week the announcement of two performances by the dramatic class of the Chicago Christian Union was made. The class h&ye determined upon a third. The three entertainments will therefore be as follows: On Monday evening, June SO, 44 Love T s Sacrifice,” for the benefit of the Woman’s Hospital; on Tuesday evening, 44 Lucretia Borgia/ for the Christian Union; and on Wednesday evening, 4 * Love’s Sacrifice " again, for the benefit of Mr. Berkley, of the Christian Union. HOW %t STABS ” ASX MAPI. The method of incubating stara by means of the exhausting application of assiduous news* paper puffery lb being pretty well exemplified at present. The press is continually bewailing the degeneracy of the drama, and beseeching the im mortal gods to save society from the deluge of third-class dramatic adventurers who run round the country calling themselves stars' In one column wo find'such a prayerful, despairing pro test ; in the next appears a most unblushing eulogy of a local artist. From a wild burlesque of a dissecting-room lecture to'a metaphysical pssay; from the wondrous shapeliness of a sub stantial leg, through the gradations of bosom, voice, feature, gesture, manner, to a transcend ental treatise on 44 The Ideal/ the critic and the correspondent . continue 'to pile oh the E raise until, from the sheer weight of inflation, a fair, leading man drops from his honest estate to that of . a 'dramatic privateer, wandering through the counter, ev ery critic to dare a word of dispraise, ana hurl ing contempt at any so bold as to deny him what |xe his como fo regard as his unquestioned right. : SUNDAX TUNE 22, IS7S, Many a good actor has been rained by excessive laudation. The forcing process has roared him into insipidity, ..He. has relinquished honest study as unworthy a star, and suitable only to pitiful stock actors; and now, scorning the infe rior parts he could creditably sustain, essays to play In roles for which ? by want of study, appre ciation, and natural ability, he is most palpably unfitted. For five years, more or leas, poor John Mc- Cullough, a very capable leading man in San Francisco, the equal, perhaps, of Mr, O’Neil, who fills the same honorable position at McYicker’s Theatre in this city, has been the object of attack by a newpaper corre spondent—not a very judicious flatterer, nor a very lofty judge of dramatic excellence. Nev thclesa the Clipper publishes all he writes, and, probably, pays him for it. And the unfortunate victim of this insidious warfare apparently thanks him for his disguised efforts to effect his ruin. For a long time Mr. McCullough’s com mon sense protested against the belief that tho ■ public was only awaiting an effort on his part before bestowing upon him the mantle of tho elder Booth, and while the flattery remained merely agreeable, and not a necessity to hia ex istence, ho contented himself with being a good leading man in a fair stock company. But tho influence of flattery was more than ho could stand. He gradually gave way to its seductions, and now, poor fellow, he has announced his determination to start out in business on his own account, and play—heaven alone knows what not. McCullough the trage dian was manufactured in Sam Francisco, or, to return to the original figure, was hatched out from stock egg by tho untiring attention of tho Clipper's correspondent in that city. This is only the California variety of the incu bating process. Tho Now York papers (we except the 2ri6une) are alike. That is tho dramatic centre of the United States. What New York indorses tho country'generally accepts without question, and henco the necessity for focusing adulation in that city. The Tribune , in speaking of Clara Morris, who was “ discovered ” by Augustine Daly in Cincinnati (very much, wo must suppose, as a likely colt is picked up by a livery-stable keeper), gives her ihuch encouragement in its review of the dra matic season of 1872-78. This stirs up the Sun's critic to action. Hence wo have before us tho crowning effort of that paper’s puffery for the season, more than a column of enthusiastic eulogy, headed by the words u Clara Morris.” There is no reason to doubt that Miss Morris is an actress of no moan power or attainments, but is there any provocation for this: Her sob is not heard. It is inward, not outward crying; and out of its Itembrandtlsh shadow break occasionally splendid gleams of light, passionate, or sweetly natural inflections that strike the heart with double, power. Her clear articula tion, too, enables her to run off her dialogue with great rapidity, and give an air of emotion to words that of themselves have little value. Yet temperately as she deals with her resources, her innate emotional power breaks out in irresistible explosions, but only when in perfect accord with tho sorrow and despair that evoked them. At such momenta her eyes flash with a lurid glare, and her voice, rushing through all trammels of reserve, vibrates witu electric force, while her face, lately so mobile, is now fixed os by a vice, denoting in every muscle fire, fury, anguish, and despair. But not even in such scenes docs she ever rant. Her fixed repose makes the storm of grief and passion which racks her soul more thrilling, and, in the midst of her greatest paroxysms of excitement, her words drop oue after another with the utmost distinctness into the eon and hearts of the audi ence. One is not surprised at finding “ irresistible explosions ” following upon a ‘‘lurid glare” In the eyes of an actress. The wonder is that either of them can be found there without in curring an investigation by P. T. Bamnm or some other enterprising seeker after monstrosi ties. Look at this: Bound the miniature lava-bed of her mignonne face nestle sentimental and sensuous strata, while her whole small body has at the same time an aspect of profound stillness. And observe how tho critic ingeniously turns the possession of a not very graceful figure to her advantage: We are not sure, indeed, if some each physical de fects are not necessary to her effective individuality and to give character to her being. Such defects, if they be not displeasing of their kind, may be turned into charms. Clara Morris is fall of them. And compare these defects of figure and gait, these “ irresistible explosions ” and this “ lurid glare,'* with the opening sentence, in which the subject of the adulatory treatise is introduced to the reader, the “ho ” referred to being Augus tin Daly: Wo know not what he may do in the future, his most notablo discovery certainly in the past has been a young girl whom be found somewhere out West waving her Acadan hair. Xionely and sweet, nor loved the less For blooming in a wilderness. She is called “Clara Morris.” Flattering to tho lady, severe on Cincinnati, but not quito con sistent with “lava” and “explosions.” Aiter all this, can a reasonable hope be entertained that Miss Morris will be contented to remain as a stock actress? Miss Morris came in for a back-handed blow from tho Tribune critic, whose specialty ia Mias Neilaon, already a graduate of the same school. Ho says: To turn from the bony theatrical Sapphos of the day, walling over departed virtue, and howling about their hearts, and look upon the fair face of this lady,—so evidently a sweet woman as well as a fine artist, —has been an infinite and inexpressible relief. Much, sure ly, is accomplished by tho actress who makes it felt, in this time of frippery and vice, that woman’s nature and experience can bo rendered impressive and fasci nating without the least admixture of criminal sensu ality. This result Miss Neilson has achieved; and ehe baa also made possible the charm of illusion and the dream of romance. In a somewhat milder way the New York World drives out Agnes Ethel to that insanity of self-confidence which has seized the modem stage. Half a column of anjaccount of the critic’s meeting with Miss Ethel at a grand party. Ho continues: It was here that my attention was first attracted to' a simply-drosscd, modest girl, somewhat withdrawn from the current, and leaning negligently against a gypsum vase. Anything moro strangely and prettily at variance with the ostentation of the human spectacle about me than the attire and demeanor of thin girl could not have been found there, unless, indeed, it wero found In Ecinhart’a exquisite picture of Evangeline, that hung behind her as if she had thrown a reduced but rosy shadow on tho walk Then he leaves Miss Ethel for the actress and says: Miss Ethel played “ Frou-Frou ” 104 nights. In tho impersonation she furnished to Mr. Daly tho type of character which was to establish his success as a man ager. There is no’doubt in my mind that this new type corresponded to a public want. The effort of the ■tago bad been for a long time to furnish vigorous, ag gressive actresses. The raco of tragedy queens had died out. To renew Meg Mcrrilics was impossible, be cause there was not sufficient creative power in the actresses tomake if eg i!errilits a poetic fact. . . . . . At this Juncture Ethel came meekly enough upon tho stage, and in a woman’s voice, and with a woman’s persuasive eloquence, convinced the man agers that there was a sufficient force in effeminacy to move the world. “Fernando,” and “Agnes,’’and “Alixe” followed “Frou-Frou.” Their burden was not the might of woman’s arm, bnt the snpremo efficacy of woman’s weakness. This will do for a beginning. The first coat of paint is necessarily thin. It does not quite conceal because the subject does not readily take it. We look for future developments be fore Hiss Ethel comes out. Mr. David Prince Miller, the old Scotch man ager, died, on May 21, at Glasgow, aged 65.. Hiss Rosa Coghlan, late of Wallack’s, is play ing at the Gaiety Theatre, London. Mr. C. £. Bidwell, an actor, known in New England, was lately placed in the Lunatic Asy lum at Somerville, Mass. the new summer piece at Niblo’s, is not a dramatic success. Summer pieces sel dom are. Mr. Charles Mathews has reappeared, in Lon don, at the Gaiety Theatre, where ho has boon acting in “The Liar.” The lass on 44 BabQ end Bijou.” with which Boucicaoit was to regenerate the English drama, at Covent Garden, is finally set down at $200,000. It has been said that “ a manager is known by the company he keeps.” If ao, Chicago most have had some pretty bad managers. It is said that somebody is going to build a new theatre for Mr. Sotheru. That indicates an* other of Mr. Sothem’s practical jokes of a severe and colossal order. Twenty-two theatres have been burned in New York during the past forty-two years. The Bowery Theatre was destroved four times during the time, viz: in 1828, ’3B, *45, and ’GC. Lotta returns to America during the summer, and will resume her professional career, com mencing at Philadelphia in September. She will bring several new piece? with her. Hr. Daly estimates that the receipts for tbs Foundling Hospital benefit performance will amount to $13,000 —a larger sum than was net ted by the various performances of the celebrat ed Holland testimonial. Lawrence Barrett, the actor, will, it is said, quit the stage for the pulpit. This Is severe on Barrett. Will the Bcv. Dr. Hatfield fill tl*o gap made by his retirment ? The trouble is that the statement is not true. The. Mayor of La Mothe Saint-Heraye (Deux- Seyres) has just interdicted the performances of 44 Lucrece Borgia” there, on -the ground that the play is an outrage on panlic morals and religion. The 44 Great Chicago Show,” hitherto known as Eobinsoa’s Circus, has pleased Porkopolitans GENERAL NOTES. immensely. . IToy look out for ». flinrTwnft.K~aimig of a similar character. “The Octoroon ” has brought about a SIO.OOO collision between Lion Boncicanlt and George Wood, proprietor cf Wood’s Museum, New York. Cause, breach of copyright. “Manfred” is to be again tried—this time at the Princess* Theatre, London. The Chicago Journal will please credit it to Oliver Bond Byron of “ Across tbo Continent ” fame, and not to .the author of “ Ixioa.” At the dose of a recent performance of the “Hunchback,” at Virgina, Nov,, attached to a superb bonqnot that was thrown on the stage to Mrs. D, P. Bowers, was a large silver bnck beautifully engraved. Slangy persons might think the present a “bully one.” Mr. Sothem “sold” the audience, at Booth’s Theatre, on Saturday night, by an altercation with a Jerseyman, in tho gallery, at the close of tho farce. Tho practical joker wasn’t quick enough to got away with that kind of “Jersey Lightning,” and the joke was entirely on him. Miss Lydia Thompson returns to America in August with her new company. Mr. Harry Beckett, who has so long been a member of tho Thompson organization, goes to Wailack’a The atre this fall, to take the place of Mr, J. H Stoddart, who will star under the management of B. T. Bingold and C. H. Bockwell. J. B. Booth has purchased “La Femme do .Fen,” directly from the author, M. Belot. Tho leading person of this play is called tho woman of fire because of a peculiar phosphorescence which emanated from her body when she bathed by moonlight in the sad sea-waves, lb set her numerous lovers perfectly crazy and lots of rows resulted. The receipts of tho Parisian theatres during April afford a curious indication of the direction of public taste in Paris. At the head stands tho Folies-Dramatiqnes, which, with tho “ Fillo do Madame Angot, an opera-bonffe, took upwards of 150,000 francs; next comes tho Opera, with 128,000 francs; and after that tho Theatre Fran cois, with 124,000 francs. Last on the list of the principal theatres cornea the Vaudeville, the re ceipts at which reached only the sum of- 40,000 francs. Ruaconi is translating Sbakspearo into Italian f)roso ; and an actor is now playing his “ Ham ct” m Home. Tho translator renders a famil iar passage as follows: 41 Ob, why does not this too hard flesh steep itself in tears ? Why baa the Omnipotent forbidden suicide? OGod! O God! how stupid, sad, and discolored all the things in this world seem to me. Fragility, thy name is woman. Hardly a month, before the shoes could bo worn out with which she accom panied the body of my poor father to the tomb, all in tears, as Niobo, she, she herself, oh hoaTens! a brute, deprived of the assistance of reason, would have felt the grief longer.” Tho Italians are asking if Shakspcare wrote any other dime novel besides 44 Hamlet.” booth’s theatre. Booth’s retirement from tho theatre which bears his «ntme is the present subject of com ment by the New York press. The theatre was first opened to the public on Feb. 3, 1869, with 44 Borneo and Juliet,” Mr. Booth delivering an address, and subsequently appearing as Borneo, with Miss McVicker ao Juliet , Edwin Adams as Mercutio. and Mark Smith as Friar Lawrence. The tragedy had a run of ton weeks, and was followed by 44 Othello,” Booth and Adams alter nating as Othello and lago. Since that time Miss Bateman, Hackett, Mrs. D. W. Waller, John 8. Clarke, J. H. McVicker, Joe Jefferson, Lawrence Barrett, Lotta, John E. Owens, Car lotta Le Clerc, James W. Wallack, Mr. and Mrs. Dion BoucicauliL Miss Neil aon, Helen Temple, and W. J. Florence, were among the stars. Mr. Booth’s career daring the four years of his experience as a manager has been as successful as his longer pilgrimage to the professional pinnacle upon which his genius and patience and the public voice have raised him. His ambition lies in the latter field, and ho resigns tho badge of man agerial office to Junius Brutus Booth. Com menting upon the retirement the World says: The retirement will be regretted by all who have identified Mr. Booth with the drama in its highest and beet estate, for his managerial labors gave warrant that the devotion to the legitimate drama which has always characterized his acting would come to be recognized in the drama itself which he influenced. The erection and equipment of hia handsome theatre promised that some of the excellence and atrength of the individual would be imparted to the stage. Doubtless this promise baa been in a measure fulfilled. We cannot help feeling now, as we review hia four years of management, that the success of hia theatre was in no small degree due to the. personal interest in the artist who bad endeavored to do something for his art and the city where he chose to practice it that would be worthy of both. Mr. Booth’s determination to make one stage at least worthy of the attention and support of an intelligent public it is now certain hat been met by the approbation of a date upon which the theatre had well-nigh lost all hold. Character, sinceri ty, and good taste once accorded to the actor were af terwards imputed to the manager, and the confidence in the man resulted in the success of the house. No one, therefore, who will acknowledge Mr. Booth’s lofti ness of aim and his singleness of purpose as an artist can feel other than disappointed at the withdrawal of bis name from the management of this house. Still the acknowledgment carries with it the admission that In this step he must have considered the interests of his art no less than his own convenience. MUSIC. The advent of the heated term and the close of the musical season loaves but little that is locally interesting in the musical world. The spectacular opera (La Bayadere) is drawing and doing well at Aiken’s, and, now that it baa got into complete running order, is very enjoyable. The only other musical event of the week was a concert given at the Home of the Friendless on Thursday evening for the benefit of that institu tion, which was specially noticeable, os it intro duced & now singer, Miss Chamberlain, of San Francisco, a young lady of raro vocal attain ments and excellent voice, who contributed her services on this occasion. The programme was as follows: 1. Duett—** When I Know That Thou art Near Me.” Abt Mrs. 0. K, Johnson and Mr. Foltz , 2, Ario—“ Pleta Signore Stridella Miss Chamberlain, o e on(rn fa. u O Wondrous Lovely Month of May,.” a. bongs— “ Up from My Tears ”....Schumann Mr. C. 21. Bfntian. 4. Miguon’s Seng—“ Hast Thou e’er Seen the Land.” Mrs. 0. K , Johnson, 6. Baas Aria—From the Seasons Jfr. Fritz Foltz, 6. Song—*• Gretcheu am Sprinurade,” Schubert Mis* Chamberlain, 7. “My Son.” 1. Mr. C. H. Brittan. a Sonin— f a ’ “ Tro Glori son che Nina.”. JPergolesa o. oong* <. Bueh, Such, Bach.” Kucksn Miss Chamberlain , 9. Song—* l Question,” Jfr. Foltz. 10, Duett— *• Alla Campanna Andi&mo.” Campana Mrs. 0. K. Johnson and Mr. Brittan, TUUNEB HALL. The Turner Hall orchestra, which is nowunder the charge of Mr. Balatka, has been thoroughly reorganized. Some of the poor players have been weeded out of the strings, and a new first flute, oboe, horn, and cornet havo been added. Under Mr. Balatka’s advice, some excellent changes have also been made. Hereafter no smoking will bo allowed on tho main floor, and refreshments will only be served in tho inter missions. so that those who wish to listen to tho music will not bo interrupted. The first part of the programmes, hereafter, will comprise music of a high order, and tho second part, music of a popular character. Mr, Balatka also took chargo of the Lincoln Park music Saturday afternoon, and commenced the rehearsals of the Lieder krani Society on Friday evening in their elegant rooms in Turner Hall. The programme for this evening will be as follows : 1. Overture to 1 * North Star.” Meyerbeer 2. Introduction to Fifth Act of “ King ZSlan-r fred,” Belnecke 8. Souvenir de Meyerbeer TUiatVa 4. Bomanza|ind Scherzo from Symphony inD minor..... ..Schumann 6. Finale from Third Act of “ The Templar”..Nicolai 6. Overture to ** Hamlet” E. TWh 7. Waltz —** Homage to the Ladles” Strain* 8. Potpourri from ** My Album” Fauat 9. Overture to ** Oberon” Weber 10. Herwarth March Piefke VOBWABT3 TUBKEE HALL, The programme for the concert at Yorwarts Tamer Hall to-day is as follows : 1, Amy March Walther X Orerturo—“Marltana” Wallace 3. Waltz—“ Yang herrenTanz” G;mel 4. Potpourri ** Figaro” 5. Violin Solo Jfr. be CUrqiu , 6. The Port Fantasia 77,.,. Schaffer 7. Overture to “ The Bronze Horae n *.. Auter 8. Finale to “H Guiramento” Mcrcadanto 9. Quadrille Strauss FABEWELU COKCEDT. Signor Farini, who is quite well known in musical circles here, announces & farewell con cert, to be given at the Union Park Congrega tional Church on Monday evening, June 30, prior to his departure for Europe. Ho will be assisted by a full orchestra under Hr. Balatka, by Mr. Goldbeck, and also by a full chorus from the Freja Scandinavian Singing Society, KUSIC AT ItAKS FOREST. The annual concert of Mr. Liebling’e pupils at Ferry Hall, Lake Forest, was given on Friday evening last. Tho programme was a. very pleas ant one. performedin a most satisfactory man ner, and tho audience was a very large one. Tho young, ladies trho took part ,in tho piano numbers were the Hisses John* ston, Schuler, Hit, West, Farwell, Covert, Greenman, Prickett. Skinner, Ward, Earnum, Hoffman, Bobbins, Threlkeld, Mercer. Canady, McCormick, and Miss Ella Warren. Hiss Prick ett’a playing of the Moonlight Sonata, and Mis®',. Warren's playing of the Mendelssohn Concerto in G minor were the great features of tbo evening. Misses Mattie Holt. Carrie Lawson. Covert, and Klmbark furnished the vocal numbers in a very acceptable manner. A Boston correspondent writes as follows, un der date of June 10: The oratorio of “St. Peter” was given for tho first time in America on Tuesday evening last, in tlie Cii / of Portland, under the direction of John K. Paine, it* author, and one of the finest musicians iu America, The solo artistes were all that could be desired, viz.. Mrs. Weatherby, soprano ; Miss Adelaide Pbiiilnps, contralto; Mr. George L. Osgood, toaore; and Vi>. Rudolphscn, basso. The chorus was the Haydn Choral Society of Portland, conducted by H. KoUch mazu The entire work is unusually severe, and larks many essential element* of success. There is so littla melody in it, that a solo singer could not become in terested or enthusiastic, and the solos abound in the most unpleasant intervals, that give one the impression they are written without regard to the pleasant parts of the human voice. The work as given in Portland impressed nm with lack of climax effects, and, though the instrumentation in portions of it is very tins in deed, it did not “enthuse” the audience. The or chestra numbered forty excellent Boston musicians, and it is unnecessary to state that they rendered their part of tho work excellently, though there were several. hitches attributable alone to nervousness of tho con ductor. Mr. Paine is undoubtedly a great* musician, but la not eminently successful as a con ductor, and was unfortunate In his direction of hia own work. Tho City Hall was crowded In every part, the audience numbering somewhere near 2,51X>. anti very enthusiastic too, as Mr. Paine is a Portland mnn A large delegation of Bostonians visited Portland for the express purpose of hearing thin oratorio. Tho musical season is about over, and we are al ready beginning to anticipate next season’s novelties*. Several new works are expected out, amoug which is a dramatic cantata for solos, chorus, and orchestra bv Mr. Dudley Buck. * J This has already been spoken for by several socie ties, but will hardly be ready next season, aa it is a large work, by far tho largest he has ever written. Hi* 46th Psalm will however bo extensively given, os it i* already very popular. The Temple Quartette, the finest mala quartette in America, will probably visit Chicago next season, though their dates are sot yet made. The Beethoven Quintette, justly celebrated for • their delightful chamber concerts, may favor Chicago also, under the auspices of tho Star Lectaro Course. This party is a great improvement on tho Mendelssohn Qaintettc to my mind. Next year we have the Trien nial Festival of tho Handel and Haydn Society of Bos ton, but I think that it is settled that Boston at less? will have no more Jubilees. The music business is very activo and hot* publications are beginning to crowd the market. Among tho latest are the following : (Ditson <fc Co., Boston, by Lyon & Hcaly, Chicago) r 44 Will He Come?” ouo of Edith Wynne’s songs> by Arthur.B. Sullivan ; an “ Interlude ” fop piano by Isidor Seha : 44 I’ll Think, Love, of Thee,” song by EUa 31. Scirman ; 44 Daisy ” and 44 Forget-Me-Not,” two of a series of easy pieces for piano, called “ Fairy Flowers,” by the inev itable Wehli; 44 The Song of the Triton,” an ad mirable thing by J. L. Malloy ; 44 Alone For ever,” a romance for the voice by Odvarda Barn ,* 44 Praise Waiteth for Thee,” baas solo, bass and tenor duo and quartette forcholruse b*» L. H. Southard : 44 Path by tho Wood,” a ballad from Herve’s 44 L’CEil Crave;” 44 Guide Me Guide Me,” a song from Offenbach’s 44 L080i Garrotte 44 Guinevere,” a Tenaysoniau re miniscence by Arthurs. Sullivan; and 44 Heathet Bells,” an allegretto for piano by Gustav Lange. Messrs. Baker A Havens, Chicago, send oa the Calumet Avenue Waltz, dedicated to tho. Misses Bessie F. Platt and Helen J. Johnson, of Chicago; tho East End Polka, by Barry Allen; and tho Olympic Club Waltz, dedicated to the. Olympic Club of San Francisco by A. W. Havens. The above pieces are supplied to tho. trade by George F. Boot & Sons. The latte? have also Just issued tho following new pieces, which show • that George F. Boot an ex his sons have not been idle in these, hot days. Among the former’s latest songs are 44 The Hand that Holds the Bread,” dedicated tc tho farmers ; 44 Mr. and Mrs. Williams,” in col loquy for two voices ; 44 Nobody Caros 44 The Trumpet Will Sound in the Morning,” dedicated to the Bev, J. R. Hibbard; an arrangement of two of Frank Howard’s songs, 44 What Will Peo ple Say ?” and 44 Beautiful Queen of My Heart.” Mr. Fred Boot has just issued in his series of Prairie Belles a Bedowa, Waltz and Schottiacbo. The same house has also issued on arrangement of 44 AmanjUis,” by Oscar Mayo, and tho min strel song, 44 Quit That,” by Frank Howard, and has for sale a collection of sacred quartettes, trios, and duos, with seventcoushort voluntaries offertories, preludes, and responses, arranged Lv C. A. White. ° 3 .A new and very attractive musical composi tion, entitled 44 The Tenth Symphonv,” in com memoration of the Cincinnati Festival, has just been iasued by John Church, Jr., of that city. Tho aymphony is in three movements, and also baa reminiscences of the 44 Dettingen Te Dcum ” and 14 Orpheus” in it. Orders for tho dot* symphony should bo sent direct to Mr. Church, English opera is to be given at the Lycenra. London, in the autumn, under the management ofMme P&repa-Bosa. In Vienna there have been two festival con certs: one in honor of Schubert, on the 4th nit., and the other of .Beethoven, on the Htn ult. We notice that Von Bulow is playing some of Bubinatein’a piano-forte music in London 5 delicate compliment from one pianist to an other. Theodore Thomas’ success at the Central Paris- Garden has proved bo great that other conduct ors are now following his lead- Madame Lind-Goldschmidt sang at a con cert at Northumberland House, London, May 13, in aid of St. Saviour’s Mission Church, Wool wich. Since the marriage of Nilsson, her voice it said to have “ gained in volume, evenness and; richness.” Caudle notioed the same sort of gaiu in his wife, and he didn’t like it. M. Caponl had arrived in London, and was oa the point of singing at Drury Lane, in “ Faust ” and “ Mignon.” Mme. Nilsson had just sung ia “ Lucia, ,T with her wonted success. The Boyal Opera-House at Malta, a splendid structure built only a few years ago by the local Government, at a cost of nearly half a year’s, revenues of the Island, was destroyed by fire on the 26th ult. .A, Thomas Haydn Borne curious old manuscripts, including the. Gospel of St. John set to music, apparently of. the fourteenth century, and in good state of, Preservation, the Globe , the new musical paper ere, says, have been discovered in Holland. .(Humbert At the Leipsio Musical Congress a petition to the Government was agreed to for the establish ment, in some central city of Germany, of a musical university, on the same basis aa the philosophical and scientific universities. .Schubert There are four theatres in the city of Mexico*.- three of which are devoted to opera-bouffo an 4 similar classes of entertainment; the other in given over to legislation, and is at present occu pied by Congress. Signor Marini, the famed Italian basso, died at Milan on the 29th ult. He was born in Bergamo la 1815. He first appeared in London in 1847, at tho. Boyal Italian Opera. Hie “Marcel.” “Kortran,” Ac., were remarkable performances. Hia last season in London was at Drury Lane, in 1359. The death of another celebrated baes singer, Herr Schmidt, of Vienna, is announced. Ho sang also at Covent Garden. May 22, tho celebrated composer, Bichard.' Wagner, was 60 years old. Tho day was observed, in Munich, as elsewhere, by concerts of Wagner music. Some enthusiastic admirers of the maestro on the same day had a slab affixed tc tho house at Leipsic iu which Waguor was born, recording the event of hia birth. A correspondent informs the Choir that s letter from abroad had been addressed to Drf Hans von Bulow as follows: “J.u plus dislinque musicien Monsieur von Buloic, Sodeie philhar monique, iondres.” This letter first went to Islington, where the post-office authorities in scribed the following on the envelope; “Not known at the Philharmonic H&U, Islington.” An English paper speaks of tho Jubilee Sing* ere from Tennessee as “ Yankees.” Thin in aa literally correct a» if an Esquimaux were to bo. called a “ Kanuck.” Bat the application of the term shows as much knowledge of this country as we usually expect from an Englishman, and, in fact, more than tho average one possesses. The first concert of the Saxon Band will be al Jones’ Woods, N, Y„ on the second day succeed ing their arrival. Their second public enter tainment will take place at tho Bink, Sixty-fifth street and Third avenue, after which they will take their tour through the Western States. Tho band consists of sixty pieces, and ia entitled in full the Prince George Boyal Music Corps of Saxony, Their leave of absence from the King of Saxony extends over three months, Tho agents of tho band in this country are Howard Canroll and Arthur Bender, of the HandtU- ZeUung. His an interesting and somewhat peculiar that of tho hundreds of amateur musicians who finger the keys of the pianos and organs oii exhibition at the Nashville Exposition Building, the masculines invariably play with one hand, and confine themselves to *• Mary to tho Savior’a Tomb,” while the gushing damsels play “The Maiden’s Prayer,” and that tune. only. Who Can explain the mystery of this thing ? 9 THE 2fEW ORATORIO, K£W atusic. 2fSW STMPHOKY. MUSICAL NOTES.

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