Newspaper of Chicago Daily Tribune, April 23, 1876, Page 6

Newspaper of Chicago Daily Tribune dated April 23, 1876 Page 6
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6 AMUSEMENTS. Edwin Booth’s Attempt to Per* sonata “ Lear.” Wherein He Fails to Meet the Be qnirements of the Character. Other Plays in Which He Has Ap peared—Green-Room Gossip. . A. Temporary Lull in Musical Matters in Chicago. What American and European Singers and Composers Are Doing. THE DRAMA. IN CHICAGO. KB. SOOTH'S NEW STUDY OF “LEAS.” Consider first the rode and barbarous times in . which tbe Bing lived, the surroundings of his Court, bis impetuous and passionate disposition; and then decide whether Mr. Edwin Booth ade quately represents his character. Dear is one of tbe most gigantic creations in tne whole range of dramatic poetry. While bis history extends back into the regions of remote antiquity, bis nature reaches forward to the most enlightened age. He comprehends at once the wildest and the truest nature. Poetry is his ordinary language. Emotion has foil possession of his being. Art has done nothing for him. Intellect has not snhdned or restrained his feelings. In stinct serves him for judgment. Tbe very pov erty of his resources confirms him in bis habits of imperiousness and self-reliance. Many of these qualities are obscured by Mr. Booth. He gives to Lear too much appearance of art, which, in this case, is not art. The recklessness and the audacious self-assertion of tbe character, bis untutored manners, and bis intense passion, are not distinctly shown. So it hap pens that Mr. Booth in the first two acts of tbe play is a feeble representative of the massive barbarian King. He is somewhat better after the period of madness begins. The scene with Edgar is full of beauties. It reminds tho spectator of some of tbe meditative passages in “Hamlet.” The recognition of Cordelia and the dying scene also have considerable merits. • But even in these passages Mr. Booth is not truly great, —be does not act in tbe grand style. His spectacle of a great King reduced to misery and madness by tbe cruelty of his daughters provokes laughter in the galleries. This would not be the case if his art were of the highest kind. Tho objections to Mr. Booth’s new study of “ Lear” extend farther than to the acting of his own part. He has revised the plav and intro duced new business, and his work in this ■respect deserves tho severest condemnation. The mutilated version of the play which he calls “Lear”is not “Lear”at all. *Xis something, nothing.; *twas ours, ’tie his. Persona not familiar with tbe play in the original would go away from Mr. Booth’s performance wiih an indistinct idea of what it was all about. Gloster is made a mere sketch. Nobody can tell bow his eyes came to be out. or whether he becomes reconciled to his eon. The peculiar and strong character of Edmund ie partially suppressed ; Goneril and Began take an early leave of the scene; Edgar appears in tbe lists to challenge Edmund without any previous arrangement to do so; the characters of Cornwall and Albany are not sharply discriminated. In short,' the play has been transformed into a one-part piece, and must die of the amputation which it has suffered. Tbe business which Mr. Booth baa invented is scarcely less objectionable. An odd conceit of his appears to be that Began was Jess cruel than Goneril. and he has accordingly instructed her to wear an amiable aspect. She does not command him to dismiss half his train and return to her sister, but holds forth her - hands and supplicates him. When she and her eister meet at tbe Duke of Gbster's castle, they do not show onion and sympathy in cruelty. Whoa Goneril enters and Began advances to meet her, Mr. Booth’s Lear interposes and keeps them apart, saying. “O, Began, wilt thou take her by the baud ?’* Tbe plain meaning of tbe text is that Beganhtt already taken Goneril by tho • hand, and is in full communion with her. So also throughout the scene, according to Sbabepeare, tbe two sisters combine against the father. The * only effect of Mr. Booth’s interpretation is to dissipate tbe cumulative cruelty of the daugh - (era to whom he had given the Kingdom, ana ny contrast to belittle the misery of Lear, which is the very essence of tbe play. If Began had not been as pitiless as Goneril, there would have been no occasion for Lear to wander abroad in the terrible storm. What does Began say, when her father leaves the castle 9 This bona* Is little; tbe old man and his people cannot Be well bestowed. . . To willful men The Injuria Chat they themselves procufe Must be their schoolmasters. This fantastic addition to the character of Regan bj Air. Booth will not bear scrutiny. If it mani festly absurd. OTHEB PLATS OP TH* WEEK. Since the last dramatic review was written Mr. Booth has appeared in “ The Stranger,” “ Katn erine andPetmchio,” “The Apostate,” “Lear,” “The Lady of Lyons,” and “ Richelieu.” “Tne Stranger” vas marred by a provoking accident. In tbe last scene, after the gentleman in black had declared that there was “another ana a better world,” Miss Carroll as Mrs. Roller con siderately fell on one of tbe children, and changed tbe sympathetic grief to uproarions mirth. . The same laay, when Mr. Bany Sullivan was here, spoiled tbe performance of “Tbe Gamester ” by allowing her dress to become no pinned and fall flat to tbe stage during tbe dying scene. Tbe play bad been carefully wrought np to this climax; but, as nobodvbad looked for a Mrs. JSerxrlv in petticoats, tbe work of the evening went for nothing. During tbe engagement of the Florences, Miss Carroll again went to pieces, parting with her back hair, to the dismay of the unsophisticated male spectators, and to tbe confusion of ali tbe performers in •• The Mighty Dollar.” Anyone of these proofs of carelessness and slovenliness might be overlooked; but their combined weight is so great as to deserve public notice and repro bation. The rendering of “The Apostate "yesterday week was perhaps the finebt thing that has been done during the present engagement of Mr. Booth. Misa Cummins certainly did her heat work in this connection. Her Florinda was every way creditable, affording that oppoitnnity for the exercise of dramatic fire and force hied was wanting in Lesdcmona and Julie. Mr. Watde, *aa hemaya* was abominable, and Mr. Booth’fl Fescara was, of course, strong and incisive in every respect. This play has been condemned for its bombast by many critics, but we think it is full of vitality, and entiiely worthy of the place which it occupies in the repertory of Mr. Booth. The performance of “The Ladr of Lvons" was chiefly noticeable for the large assemblage that collected to witness it. ° Friday night, when “Richelieu" was orodneed, (be theatre was crowded in every part ~with the largest and most brilliant company of the sea son. There is nothing to add to the notice of tbo play which appear’d in The Teibcjce yester day. except what may be necessary to do justice to Mr. D. Loahe, who acted Louis XIII. most vilely. He ought to have been hissed from the stage, and if he appears again in the part this week we hope some pnblic-spinted citizens will hiss him roundly. H# was a burden and a clog throughout the last two acts. The cast would be much improved and the comfort of the audi ence increased by the usual arrangement, by which Hr. Hurley plays the King and Mr. Barron SugucL VOTES AXD AXNO CyCE2TEKT3. A Granger at the box-oflice of McVicker’s Theatre yesterday demanded a ticket to the play of “Matinee.” Be said be bad seen almost everything else, and wanted to “ take this in." ‘ Mr. Hooley will begin a summer season of tnibatrehy in. the new Chicago Theatre next week Monday, with the performers already men tioned in Tee Teiecke. Be has every reason to Took tor. a prosperous season. The people of Chicago will have their minstrels. : The memorial performance of “Much Ado About zothiug,” yesterday afternoon, for the benefit of tha Shakspeare Fund, attracted a large number of people. Ko matinee this sea son has been so well attended. The acting was excellent. Mr. Booth as Benedick, Mr. Mo* Ticker as Dogberry, and Miss Cummins as Beatrice, earned off the honors. At the end of the play Mr. Robert Coilyer made a brief address appropriate to the occasion. The California Minstrels take their leave of Chicago this week fora tour to the Pacific Coast. They will play in St. Louis. Denver, Cheyenne, Salt Lake, and San Francisco, settling In the lat ter place for the summer season, and returning here towards the end of August. The organiza tion has been brought by liberal and Judicious management to tbe highest point of efficiency ; and The Tribune heartily and unreservedly commends it to tbe favor of the people whose patronage the managers may solicit. Katie Putnam, who needs intro duction to the people of Chicago, will play this week at Hootey’s Theatre, having tbe support of her own company. Mr. J. J. Sullivan, formerly a member of* the Hooley company, as sumes the leading male parts. Monday and Wednesday nights, “Fauchon” will be pre sented; Tuesday night and Wednesday after noon, “Little Barefoot;” Thursday • night, “Jane Eyre Friday and Saturday nights, and Saturday afternoon, “The Old Curiosity Shop.” The company has been highly successful in ita Western torn*. Friday evening the Chicago Barge Clab gave a dramatic entertainment at Standard Hall for the benefit of the Woman’s Hospital. Tbe play was Bnlwer’e “Money.” The effort was an am bitious one, bat some who witnessed tbe per formance pronounced it a decided success, and much superior to the general ran of amateur dramatics. The cast of the play is very strong, and they have had along and careful training the last two weeks, under the direction of Mr. Seymour, of McYicket’s. The play will be re peated to-morrow evening for tbe benefit of the Club, when they expect to see all their friends. “ Much Ado About Nothing ” is not ordinarily a strong drawing play. Mr. Booth, it is said, attributes its weakness in this respect to its title. Ignorant people read “ Much Ado About Nothing,” and instinctively decline to assist in a useless enterprise. There may be something io this, and, if eo, tbe title of the play for stage purposes mlgb well be made “ Benedick and Beatrice.” The old title, “ The Taming of the Shrew,” on the other hand, is mneb better than the “ Katherine and Petrucbio ” which has been improvised to do service for the stage farce condensed from the original. “Hamlet” will be produced Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday nights, at McVicker’s Thea tre, with Mr. Booth as Hamlet, Mr. Warde as Laertes , Mr. Gosstn as the Ghost* Hr. MoVicker as the Gravedigger , Mr. Barron as Eoraiio t Mies Carroll as too Queen, and Hiss Cummins as Ophelia, Thursday night “ Riche lieu” will be repeated, and Friday night “Othello,” with Mr. Booth as logo, and Mr. Warde as Othello, Saturday afternoon “Tbe Lady of Lyons ” will be brought forward, and Saturday night “ A Now Way to Pay Old Debts.” This last performance will be one'of the chief events of the season. Mr. Booth is justly famous for his impersonation of Sir Giles Overreach , and this rare plav of Massinger’s has been given by bun bnt once in Chicago. Tho attractions at the Adelpbi (bis week will be Miss Nellie Larkolle, who has some reputation in connection with the Oates aud Mathews Comic Opera Troupes; MissiAlice Kemp, a pro* toan actress; Cotton (son of Ben Cotton), and Birdne, acrobatic, song, and dance men; Samuel A. Ashton, “ strong mean ” ; Barney Reynolds, the Irish) Dutch, and negro specialty actor; and tho regular dramatic entertainments. Tbe performance will conclude with the music al burlesque* of “ Fra Diavoio,” entitled D—l; or. Tbe Beauty and the Brigands,” in which Miss Larkelle will appear as Fra Diacolo. and Miss Alice Kemp as Lord Allcash, The Adelpbi is steadily gaining in popular favor, and the character of tbe entertainment, it appears, is improving. THE OUTER WORLD. GREEN-ROOM NOTES. The last nights of Jefferson’s present London engagement are announced. Mrs. Emma Waller played in “TheDnchesa of Malfy ” with success at Cleveland last week. Barry Sullivan took his farewell of San Fran cisco Easier Sunday, appearing as Richard HI, Mr. Owen Marlowe is now lying very ill in Bos ton, and news of his death may be looked for at any time. Joe Wheelock played Caleb Plummer for the benefit of Miss Cameron at the Portland (Me.) Museum, Monday night The Papyrus Club, of Boston, gave a dinner to Messrs. Davenport Barrett, Derick, and Bangs Saturday week. Miss Emily Melville baa about completed her professional engagements in Australia, and con templates an early return to America. Mies Minnie Palmer and Mr. H. 0. Goodwin, the mimic, have transferred their services from the Lyceum to the Eagle Theatre in New York. Mr. Charles Pope, the favorite St Lonis actor, has started on a professional tour through the principal cities of Australia, India, and England. Miss Keilson has produced * * Measure for Measure ” in London at the Haymarket Theatre with flattering success so far as her impersona tion of Isabella is concerned. The Brazilian Emperor spoke to the Now York Herald correspondent particularly of Mr. Edwin Booth, with whose name and reputation be is well acquainted, and whom be desires to boo in some of Sh&kspeore’s plays. The New York programmes last week are summed up thus: “ Ferrool ”at the Union Square Theatre, “Twins” at Wallsck’s, “Brasa” at the Park, “Pique” at the Fifth Avenue, “ Henry Y,” at Booth's Theatre. Mr. William IL Crisf), an old-time favorite at the Fifth Avenno Theatre, |who has been at the BostonMuseumdoring the last three years, re turns to Mr. Daly’s company next season. There is also some talk of Mr. Le Moyne going back to New York. Mr. Tennyson has completed the adaptation of *his “ Queen Mary ” for the stage, and tbe Play was to be produced for tho first time on Tuesday, tbe 18th Inst. It has been shortened throughout and has thereby gained in sharpness and clearness. Among tho distinguished persons present at the final performance of. Naaby’s play, “ Infla tion,” in Washington, were noticed the Presi dent, Secretary of War, Postmaster-General, Secretary Bristow, and a large number of Sena tors, and about one-half of the House of Repre sentatives. “Conscience/thonewplav which is to be produced as a novelty by tbe Union Square Company, of New York, in this city, was written by J. Magnus and A E. Lancaster. Mr. Lan caster is an old Philadelphia journalist, and both gentlemen have long been connected with the of New York. D. and J. Jardlne have on hand the rebuild ing of tbe old Fifth Avenue Theatre on Twenty fourth street, immediately adjoining the Fifth Avenue Hotel, New York. This play-house was burned out on the afternoon of Jao. 1,1873, im mediately after tbe matinee performance. The ruin has stood until the present month without any alteration. Tbo last representations of “Married in Haste ** took place at the Boston Theatre last week. At the. Boston Theatre Mr. and Mrs. Florence appeared in “The Mighty Dollar.*' The-run of “ Paul Revere ** continued at the Museum. Saturday evening, for the benefit of Mr. Charles Barron, “The Merchant of Venice’* and “Katherine and Petrnchio’* were pre sented. A French version of “ Arrah na Pogue *’ has been produced at the Porte St. Martin, Paris. The translation is clever, many even of the ver bal jokes being preserved. In the trial scene, for instance, where, in the original, Shaun is aeked if his name is not the Irish for John, he replies, “No ; John is the English for Shaun." In tbo translation he is asked if “ Jean is not the Irish (!) for John." which produces a laugh. Though produced under the superintendence of Bouctcanlt the piece is sadly deficient in local color, but it has been fairly successful neverthe less. Anna Dickinson’s new plav, “A Crown of Thorns,” in which she is to make her debat at the Boston Globe Theatre May 8, Is highly spoken of by Mr. Waller, the veteran stage manager. He declares it to be the most singu larly concise and perfectly preoared play he has ever eeen. There is nothing to cut out. Miss Dickinson has carefully prepared herself for this momentous event in her life; her wardrobe is said to be the most expensive ever made for a debutante. Mr. A. C. Wheeler, dramatic critic of the New JorkWorld. has reviewed his own play, “Twins,” in his weekly fenilleton. He pronounces the play “ an excessively bad one," but charges Mi». Ada Dyaa with deliberately marring the repre sentation. “Here is a wife whose husband is accused of murder by a villain. The wife de murely says to the villain, with downcast eyes and upturned nose; • Yon don’t say so! Tbst’e odd 1’ Then she says to the andience—stili with upturned nose; • It’s not only odd, it’s absurd ■ the whole thing is absurd.’ It is had *nongl! THE'CHICAGO TRIBUNE: SUNDAY, APRIL 23, 1876-SIXTEEN PAGES. surely for onr critics to torn play wrights without having our leading women turn critics.” Mr. 'Wheeler indicates his intention of writing another play, or perhaps a score of them. *• Ours "was cautioned at the Chestnut Street Tbeatie in Philadelphia last week, and “She Stoops to Conquer” was announced for this week. The McKee Ran bin Combination played in their fourth week at Col. Wood’s Museum. The Yokeses were at Mrs. Drew’s Arch Street Theatre, and the Furbish Combination in the “Two Orphans” at the Walnut. To-morrow night Boee Eytinge will begin an engagement in “Bose Michel” at Mrs. Drew’s, and John E. Owens will open at the Walnut. Mrs. Bichings-Bernard and the Kiralfys were at St. Louis last week ; Katie Pacnam at De troit ; Mr. Sotfaern at Brooklyn; Lottie at Louisville ; Frank Aiken at Indianapolis; John T. Raymond and Maggie Mitchell at St. Pan! and Minneapolis ; Emma Waller at Cleveland ; Hose Eytinge at Baltimore: J. W. Jennings in Nasty’s “Inflation” at Washington; Agnes Booth as Constance in “ King John ” at Toron to ; the Salsbnry Troubadours at Milwaukee; the Julia Mathews comic-opera troupe in their -last week at New Orleans; Jane Coombs at Rochester. N. Y.; Frank Mayo at New Haven, Conn., and other New England cities; the Booth’s Theatre “ Julios Casar ” Combination at New Haven, Hanford, Providence and Brook lyn ; the Colville “ Julius Casar ” Company at Pittsburg. MUSIC. AT HOME. SUNDAY AFTERNOON COBCERT. Tbe seventh afternoon concert for tbe benefit of tbe Good Samaritan Home will be given un der the direction of Arthur S. Oreswold at Hoo ley’a Theatre to-day, commencing at 3 o’clock. This delightful series of concerts baa been largely patronized, and the old and new favorites do not fail at each recurrence to meet with an enthusiastic recognition. Hiss Minnie E. Cur tis, the leading contralto of St Louis, will to day prove a notable attraction. The programme offers the usual pleasing variety; 1, Overture —“Merry Wives of Windsor * Nicolai N. Ledocbowski, Henri Da Clerque, and A, J. Cre*- wold. 2. Quartette—Forest Song. Oriental Quartette. 3. Song—“ Happy Blrdliug of the Forest "...Benedict * ilias Hattie de J. Starr. 4. Piano Solo—“ Berceuse ” It. Lodochowskf, 6, Cavatina —“Lonely in Distant Lands ” (from 14 Habooodonosor " .. .Verdi Mian Minnie £. Curtis. PACT SECOND. I. Solo for Violin—** Concert Polonaise ’’..Vienxlemps Henri Ha Olerqne. 3. Ballad— 1 * The Music of the Waves ”, Mias Minnie E. Cards. 3. Quartette—Sailor's Song, Oriental Quartette, i. Duet—“ Ah, if My Woes " (from “ Tancredl ”) Ttnaafnl Mtaa Curtis and Charles M. Smith. The eighth concert will do given on Sunday next, commencing at the usual hour. ORGAN CONCERT. The organ concert by Hr. John White, which was announced to take place at St. James Epis copal Church on the 17th, will be given at New England Church on the 27th inst., with the fol lowing programme: 1. Prelude and Fugue—B Hinor 2. ♦* With Verdure Clad ” Jim Junta Uatkeli, 3. Allegretto 4. Variations—A Flat 5. “See the Bright Seraphim r Miss Jessica UasbeiL 6. Offertolre—F Minor 7. Andante THE BEETHOVEN SOCIETY. The seventh reunion of the Beethoven Society this season takes place at the Society rooms next Thursday evening, April 27. The programme embraces Mendelssohn’s Trio for piano, violin, and ’collo, in 0 minor; “ Morceanx Character latiqoe ” for piano and ’cello, by Popper; and the Half Quintette for piano and strings, in A minor, to be played by Messrs. Woifsohn, Lewie, Hubbard, Allen, and Eichheim. Mrs. Emma 1 burs ton will, by special request, sing the Bubinstein songs, “Dreaming,” “Spring Moods," and “ Longing.” Mrs. F. Ulbmano will sing the “ Che Faro senza, Euridioe," aria from Gluck’s u Orpheus." This will be the last reunion but one for this season. The rehearsals for “ Elijah " will take place Tuesdays and Fri days until the concert anss BonaiiAs’ concert. The projected concert for the benefit of Miss Douglas, whoso promise of great vocal excel lence has lately attracted so much attention, is now definitely announced for the Bth of May, and will take place at McCormick’s Hall. The mat ter is in charge of some of the more prominent ladies of this city, who have heretofore suc cessfully shown their sympathy for artistic ad vancement in this particular manner, and whose earnest interest may be accepted as an assurance of the entertainment being worthy of the best class of our musical patronage to which it more directly appeals. The programme will be completed, in addition to Miss Douglas’ selec tions, by vocal* numbers by Mrs. Johnson, Mr. Barnes, and Mr. Fairman, and instrumental by Mr. Wolfsohn, Mr. Lewis, and Mr. Eichhoim. FOUNDLINGS* HOilE. An entertainment for the benefit of the Foundlings’ Home will be given at the Union Park Congregational Charch to-morrow night. The programme is as follows: Selections, Mr. Louis Falk; “The Spanish Duel’* and “Brad der Anderson,” Mr. A. P. Burbank; solo, “ Criapino e la Comare,” Mrs. Louis Falk ; “ Tho Man o’ Airlie ” and “ Composition on tho. •Hoas,’” Mr. A. P. Burbank; duet, “Qui ost homo,” Miss Brewster and Mrs. Colebrooke; "The Shdugraun.” Mr. A. P, Burbank; aria, “In questo somplico,” Miss Mattie Brewster; “ Schneider Sees Leah ” and “ Sellers’ Infallible Oriental Optical Linimenf,” Mr. A. P. Burbank ; voluntary, Mr. C. L. Keeler. vos bcww. M. Levy, tbe agent of Dr. Yon Bulow, has ar rived in tbe city, and announces that the latter will give three concerts in this city on the even ings of May 3 and 5 and on the afternoon of May G. The first concert will be a miscellane ous one, the second devoted to Beethoven, and tbe matinee to Chopin. LOCAL anSCELLAST. Miss Fannie A. Boot, tbe soprano of Grace Church choir, leaves for Europe on the Blst inst, in tbe pursuit of pleasure and study. Hiss Anna Drasdil, the excellent New York contralto, has been secured for tbe next concert of the Apollo Club, which takes place May 16. Mr. S. N. Penfield, formerly of this city, has been appointed organist at tbe Church of the Pilgrims, in Brooklyn, K. X., for tbe ensuing year. The choir of the Second Baptist Church will give an old folks’concert at tbe Union Park Con gregational Church Tuesday evening of this week. . The West Side Choral Union, under the direc tion of Mr. Orlando Blackman, will give a con cert during May, when selections from Handel’s “ Samson'* and Mendelssohn’s “ Elijah ** will be produced. In the Easter musical announcements printed in the New York papers of Saturday last, tbo name of Mrs. Clara D. Stacey, late of this city, appears as one of the sopranos in the doable quartette at Grace Church. We have received the following private dis patch from Philadelphia, under date of the 20th: M Star of the North last evening opened with tremendous success. Mias Kellogg was received with great entbusiam and tributes of flowers. It was the grandest spectacle ever seen on the Philadelphia stage.** The “ Creation ” was produced at Galesburg on tne 18th and 19th inets.. Mr. Edward Scbnltze, of this city, taking the tenor parts. Judging from the local papers, be succeeded in a praiseworthy manner, one paper saying that hie TOice and hia manner of singing showed the “ impress of genius.” Good for Schnltzo ™ ??' Bernard , £ OU P° F 8 announced to give “The Marriage of Figaro * m St. Louis! The announcement ehowe how small an amount of musical pabulum will suffice for St. Louis, inasmuch aa the; Kichmge-Bernard troupe is about as weil qualified to give the “ Marriage of Figaro as the children of one of our primary Bcboola wouicU)e to give •» Fidelio * 3 I“*°' ttjo English Lutheran Church, assisted by Miss Emma Larson, Mr. Uuo Widel strand, Mr. John Xx, Swenson and sextette and Messrs. J. A. Hattstedt and Buiaseret of the Chicago Musical College, will give , benefit con cert under direction of tbo organist. Mr. Martin D. Steelier, at the church, comer of North Dear born and Ene streets, Thursday evening. “Der rreirobnetz” wae given last week in New York, with Mis. Imogeua Brown, formerly l J“ ! 1“ ‘P B /°le of Mgdite. and Mr. Bli dhoff as Max. Of the former, the New Fork Tribune eayo : “Mrs. Imogens Brown, who took the role of AgaOe, has not a largo voice, but it was easily hoard all through the house/ It is sweet and pure, and it is managed with art. Her great scena in the second act made a decided im pression ; tho Prayer was beautifully delivered, aud tne vivace was given with a brio whicn won for tbe lady an emphatic recall. Her appear ance on the stage la pleasing, and her action no constrained.** Of the latter: “The Max was Mr. Biscboff, who is rapidly developing one of tho finest tenor voices on tbe American stage, and at tbe same time making a progress in hie art which we cannot but natch with the liveliest satisfaction.” Another of those pleasant soirees for which the Musical College is becoming famous wilt bo given at the college parlors, 493 Wabash avenue, Wednesday evening next. The programme, which is a very moe one, will be given by the pupils, including the MUses Walker, Kern, Foresman, Wisb&rd, Whitney, Davis, Murdock, Simms, and Taylor, and Mrs. Hancock, assisted by Mr. Arthur Miller and Messrs. Buisseret and Eichbehn. One of tbe Cleveland papers prints one of tbe Black Swan’s programmes in 1852, In which Mr. Lewis, onr well-known violinist, appears as a debutant under the name of Master Lewis, .“ tho great musical prodigy, 12 years old, with out a rival for his ago,” in which his numbers wore a Cuckoo solo, Black Jake solo, and German hymn, showing that Lewis was thoroughly un cl&ssical in bis youth. “The great musical prodigy ** on this occasion, appeared in Cleve land, fiddle under his arm, like Dr. Franklin with his loaf of biead, a runaway from home, and was immediately taken onder tbe patronage of Col. Wood, who gave him au opportunity to play at tbe concert, and paid him S3O for it. Tbe prodigy after the concert loft for home with bis S3O. and as he approached the homestead met tbe old gentleman, Whip in hand, and in a high state of indignation. The latter was molli fied, however, by tbe prodigy’s finances, and forgave the youthful fiddler. H. Jacques Offenbach soiled (or New York on Saturday last. Bubinateiu’s oratorio* “Paradise Lost, 1 ’ la said to be a triumph. “ Charles YL,” by IlttleTy, baa achieyed a great triumph at La Seals. Miss Matilda Phillipps will make her debut in opera in Boston on or about May 8. Liszt has just finished an oratorio on St. Cxcilia. with a libretto by Mme. Emile de Qi ... ..Chopin I rardic. .Mangold No representative American oomposar has as jot been be&rd fiom id regard to the Centennial Exposition except Dudley Buck. Mile. Albani has been at Munich, studying Elizabeth , in “Tannhaueer,” for Covent Gaiden tbia season. She appears toward the latter ena of this mouth. .Crcswold .Hatton Madam© Adelina Patti met with a rapturous reception at the Imperial Opera-House, in Vicu na, on the XOthult., whan she appeared in Ver di’s ** TraviaU." It is rumored from London that Mrs. Knox (Florence Klee), under the nom de theatre of Mile. Kiccini, has just signed a five years' en gagement with Mr. Gye as prima donna. Gounod’now opera, “Piccoliuo,” is having a great success at the Faria Opera Comique, par ticularly smeo toe libretto has been retrenched. The music is original and sparkling, and the scenery splendid. ...Bach .Handel In a register of the year’s doings in drama and music, published in Fans, the United States has but one entry, the opera of “ Ostrolenka *’ by J. H. Bonavitz, of Philadelphia, who is not an American ci'.her. .Guilmant ....Thiele ...Handel ...Batiste ....Buck Mary Alice Sevmour, well known in musical and literary clrtles in this country as “ Octavia Heoeel,” has been appointed musical Instructor to the daughter of a Moldavian Prince at pres ent resident at Uukowena, Austria. Public meetings have been hold in Washing ton to organizes grand musical festival doling the Centennial season. There seems to be no lack of onthunaam, and it is reported that bands, singers, and a guarantee fund can all bo secured. Richard Wagner has been formally invited by the King of Bavaria, bis friend and patron, to compose tho music for a grand opera of “ Faust,” to he represented at Bayreuth in 1879 and 1879, when a complete “trilogy” of Goethe’s great drama is to bo performed under the superintend ence of Herr Dingclstedt. The “ Composer of the Future ” lias not yet given any positive an swer to this call upon his genius. The prize judges appointed by the German Centennial Union of New York City to make a selection of a prize composition, composed of Theodore Thomas, P. F. Warren, A. Paur, J. Mosentbal, and A. Neuendorf, recently came,to a decision. Twenty-five compositions competing for the prize were received. They gave the prize to composition No. 20, as the best piece adapted for a choir. The composer is Kd Koeinor, of Gnben. in Prussia. Very excellent was also de clared to be composition No. 13, the composer of which is Dr. Damroscb. Miss Azmis Louise Cary has informed her Portland agent that aho has engaged passage in the steamer Italy, which sails from Liverpool May 17 for New York. She will visit hor rela tives on her return, and June 7 she will give a concert, assisted by Mr. Herman Kotzechmar and other talent of Portland. She is also to sing at Bowdom and Bates Commencements, It is expected sho will give a grand concert in Music Hall, Boston, under the special charge of Mr. A. P. Peck, some time in July, after which she will sail for Europe to fill another year’s engagement in Bt. Petersburg, and other cities where she sang the first year. On account of Miss Carr’s not employing “claquera” at Vienna, her recention was of a chilly nature, but by earnest endeavors she endeared herself to tho muoic-loving element of the countries in which she sang, and was made the happy recip ient of elegant and valuable presents at St. Pe tersburg and other cities. The prospectus of Mr. Gye. of Covont Garden, announces the opening of the Hovel Italian Op era for Tuesday, Maich 28. Tho names of Mme. Adelina Patti. Miles. Albani, Thalberg, Marimoo, D’Angeri, and Scalchi again aopoar in tho list of the lady artists, in association with those of Mme. Saar. Miles. Bianchi. Smcroechi, Cottino, Gblottl, Hmos. Coral, Doli'Anese, and Pezzotta- Cappoul. First appearances in England are to be made by Miles. Bosavalie, Emma Abbott, Proch, and Eva de Synnerbotg, The list of ten ors comprises the more or less familiar names of Signori Kicolini, Bottini, Carpi, Bolia, De Sanctis, Pavani, Piazza, Sabater, Manno, Rossi, and Manfredi. M. Capoul is also to appear os one of tho principal tenors (for the first time in this company); and first appearances are to be made by Signori Tamagno and Gayarre (the latter a contingency on possibilities). In the en gagement of baritones and basses we miss ibo name of M. Faurc, but find again those of M. Maurol and Signori Graziani, Cotogni, Bagagiolo, Capponi, Ciampi, Tagliafico, Ragucr, Scolara, and Fallar; in addition to whom Signori Conti and Monti are to appear for the first time in this country, and Signor Medica for the first time in London. The Power of liniorance* Georot Eliot in “ Darnel Deronda.” It is a common sentence that Knowledge is power; but who bath duly considered or set forth the power of-Ignorance! Knowledge slowly builds up what Ignorance in an hour pulls down. Knowledge, through patient and frugal centuries, enlarges discovery and makes record of it; Ignorance, wanting its day’s dinner, lights a fire with the record, and gives a flavor to its one roast with the burnt souls of many genera tions* Knowledge, instructing the sense, refining and multiplying needs, transforms itself into' skill, and makes life various with a new six days’ work; comes Ignorance drunk on the seventh, with a firkin of oil ana a match, and an easy ‘ ‘ Let there not be "—and the many-colored crea tion is shriveled up in blackness. Of a truth, Knowledge is power, but it is a power reined by scruple, having a conscience of what must be and what maybe; whereas Ignorance is a blind giant who, let him but wax unbound, would make it a sport to seize the pillars that hold up the long wrought fabric of human good, and turu all the places of joy dark as a buried Babvlbn. And looking at life parcel-wise, in the growth of a ■ingle lot, who having a practiced vision may not see that ignorance of the true bond between events and false conceit of moans wnerebv se quences may be compelled—like that falsity of eyesight which overlooks the gradation of dis tance, seeing that which is afar off as if it were within a step or a grasp—pecipitato the mis takes! soul on destruction ? A Belligerent Bankrupt. A remarkable episode occurred at tho meeting of the creditors of Messrs. K. A. & J. Howard, the suspended card manufacturers, in Worces ter, Ala SB. The firm offered to pay 20 cents on the dollar, but this did not suit Mr. T. C. Earle, one of the creditors, who remarked, “I’ll take the assets and pay 50 cents." Mr. Earle had no sooner uttered the words than Mr. Charles How ard dealt him a slashing blow with his list. Mr. Earle was struck on the left cheek, and the blow was given with each force that he was felled senseless to the floor.- fie recovered, however, and his assailant was arrested. Said ft philosopher; “My friend conducted his future wife to the altar—and here bis lead ership came to an end." ABROAD. MUSICAL NOTES. FINANCE AND TRADE. More Activity in the Counter Business of the Banks. New York Exchange Weaker*—Hates of Discount Steady. Steadier Produce Markets*—Provisions Firm-Grain Easy—Our Stocks of Lumber. FINANCIAL. The fine weather of the last few day* has Increased the counter business of the banks, which is indicative of more activity in general business. The deposits of the banks remain steady, and discounts are in fair de mand. Applications for loans are lew from the Board of Trade, as the receipts of stuff to be carried are light. The general demand for accommodations Is moderate, but sufficient to give employment to the not very ahun funds of the banw. The country roads have not yet dried enough for the transportation of country produce to market. Collections remain hard, and city customers of the banks are in conse quence obliged to borrow for their immediate neces sities. Rates of discount are 8010 per cent, with conces sions to good independent borrowers. , On the street, rates are T@lß per cent. The supply of funds Is large and the demand small. New York exchange was weaker, and sold at pax to 26c premium per SI,OOO between banks. There were but small receipts of currency. The clearing* of the Chicago bants for the week ere reported ai follows by Manager D. B. Hale, of the Chicago Clearing-House Date. Monday Wednesday.... Thursday Clearing*. Balances. $ 3.641.83M3 $ 307.141.C6 ..... 8,310,313.27 307,447.33 2,1*43,682,43 347,023.00 3,086,045.31 200.820.39 FriiLiy.,. Saturday. Totil $10,9*7,072.56 $1,715,139.60 THE I'EOVISION, CHAIN, AND STOCK EXCHANGE. Tbe calls at tbs Provision, Grain, and Stock Ex change will hereafter be nude at 10:30 a. m. for stocks, provisions, and grain; at 2:15 p. m. for provisions and grain; and *p. m. for provisions. COOK COUNTY SAVINGS BANK. It is understood that tbe Cook County Savings Bank, at tbe corner of Madison and Clark streets, is about to go out of business. It has been financially weak ever since tbe panic. Tbe President, M. D. Ogden, states that tbe deposits are about $30,000; tbe assets about (159,U00. Tbe bank is Indebted $(*<0,000 to its Directors. Its officers and Directors are M. D. Ogden, N. S. Bou ton, W. B. Ogden, B. Prindiville, George Taylor, E. S. Wadsworth, B. N. Page, 8. L. Brown, and Michael Brand. Tbe depositors number about 600. Tbe offi cers state that they will be paid in foil, and it is to be hoped that this will prove to be one of tbe few coses in which this universal assurance will be fulfilled. GOVERNMENT BONOS. Bid. Asked. United States 6s of ’Bl 122 122?, United States 6-20sof >OS 117?* Us;, 5-2ue of ’6s—January and July 118?* 119?, 5- Of *67—January and July 120/* 121)* 6- of ’6B—January and July 322i* 122?* 10~iVB 218# United States new Ss of *6l. United States currency t 0... GOLD AND GREENBACKS. Gold was 112^(3112;,'. Greenbacks were fc9 siaStfc on the dollar In gold. FOREIGN EXCHANGE. Sterling....' P^ris—francs Germany Belgium Holland Switzerland Sweden, etc Austria LOCAL STOCKS. First National Bank. Fifth National Bank. Corn Exchange National.. Merchants’ National Bank. Commercial National Bank Home National Bank National Bank of Commerce. National Bank of Illinois.... German National 8an5...... Hide and Leather 8ank...... Merchants' S,, L. & T.C0.... City Railway, South Side.... City Bailway, West Side.... City Bailway, West Side, 10 per cent cer- tiflcatcs. City Bailway, West Side, 8 per cent certifi cates IM# 104# dumber of Commerce 79 Chicago Gas-Light and Coke Company.. 123# 126 Chicago Gas-light and Coke Company oonds 105 108# Lincoln Park bonds, 7 ct 91# 92# South Park bonds.... 94# ..... Coot County bonds (long*) 105 106# Cook County 7 per cent tends (abort*)... 104 105 Chicago City bonds, 7 ct.... 105# lUG Chicago City certificates Chicago City certificates, seller thirty. Traders’lnsurance Company. •And interest. GOLD, BONDS, STOCKS, ETC. New Yobbl, April 22.—G01d steady throughout the day at 112X@113K' having been the opening and closing prices respectively. Bates paid for carrying were 1 and IJ£ per cent Loans were also made flat and at I#, 2, and 1 per cent pear tn " n r", end at 1-64 per diem for borrowing. Governments closed firm. Railroad bonds dull and steady. State bonds quiet and prices nominal. The stock market was firm and higher in the early dealings, bnt after tho first call a decline in Western Union under large sales had a depressing effect on the whole market, which latter became steady, bnt weak towards tho close, finally closing doll and irregular. Western Union fell to 65*£, the lowest per cent of the week. Pacific Mail closed at I'JJi. Transactions at tbs Stock Excnange aggregated 122,600 shares, of which 3,1u0 were Erie, 55,000 Lake Shore, 3,500 North western, 11.000 Pacific Mail. 5,000 St. Paul, 47,000 Western Union, and 5,000 Michigan Central, Hone; 2J4 per cent on caJL - paper 4 &@6. Custom receipts SIBO,OOO. The Assistant Treasurer disbursed $17,000. Clearings $23,000,000. Sterling Exchange—Bankers bid 4fiS£@4B9X» 60VEBKUKMT BONDS ' laax } new 5e ....118 1 10-408, reg .118JJ i 10-408, coupons. Coupons, 'SI. Coupons, *65. New Conendoa.. Coupons, *67 121 | Coupons, ’6B 122# I STOCKS. Western Union 6‘>£ | N. J. Central 97J* Quicksilver 16j* I Rock Island, 103*£ Quicksilver pfd. 23 ( St. Paul. 38»* Padflo Mall 19 St. Paul pfd. C4** Mariposa 7 Wabash 9>' Mariposa pfd 7>* Wabash pfd 3 Adams Express 103 Fort Wayne 101 J* Wells-Fargo .. 36** Terre Haute 2** American Express,.. 60** Terre Haute pfd 15 U. 8. Express 67/* Chicago & Alton 93 New York Central...ll2 Chicago A Alton pfd.lo7 Erie 13Ohio A Mississippi... 16V Erie pfd 33 Delaware, A L. A W. 109 Harlem .136/* A, AP. Tel 17** Harlem pfd 133 Missouri Pacific. 14 Michigan Central.... 525* Atlantic A Pacific pfd 2** Panama 123 Indiana Central 4?£ Union Pacific stock.. 64 Chicago, B, A Q 117** Lake Shore 53** 2 Hannibal A St, joe. 16 Illinois Central 97/* | Central Pac. bonds..lo6 Cleveland A Pittsburg 94 Union Padfic bonds..lo3j* Northwestern 40 U. Padfic land-grant. 98** Northwestern pfd.. 39 U. P. sinking fond C., C„ C. A 1 50** bonds 90** STATE BOKDS. Tennessee6s, 01d.,,. 42** | Virclnis 6s, new. Tennessee 6s, new... 40** ; Missouri 6s. Virginia6s,old...... 34 I COMMERCIAL. The following were the receipts and shipments of the leading articles of produce in this city daring the twenty-four hours ending si 7 o'clock on Saturday morning; RECEIPTS. Flour, brls 13.679 Wheat, uu. 23,050 Corn, bu. 69,195 Oats, bu. 80,315 Bye J.IUO Barley, bu 3,800 Grass seed, lbs. 112,980 Flax seed, tbs.. 117,404 Broom corn,lbs Cured moats,lba £7,800 Beef* brls Pork, br15...... 210 Lord, lbs 323,000 Tallow, lbs 13,050 Butter, tbs 87,115 Dressed hogs.. 57< live nogs, Ho.. 10,187 Cattle, No. 5,566[ Sheep, Ho 1,054) Hides, 1b5...... 149,844 Highwines,brls 322) Wool, 1b5...... 116.477 Potatoes, bu... 1,939 j Coal, tons 2,263 Hay, tons 40 Lumber, Ho.ft. 2,079,400 Shingles, H 0... 2.700,000 Salt, brls 316 Poultry, 1b5.... I 81,218 Poultry, coops.! I Oame,pkgß....| 1 Egg*»pkg*.~.4 1,019 Cheese, bis...,i 921 Bean*, 21 9,6301 66,690 221,025 34,8J0l 1,550 11,450 4G,395| 37,615 38,000 108,490 241,130 11.4C5| 23,030 9. 9.956, 4,113| 2,810* * 71,917 i 238 82,140 3,603 1.093.000 2.790.000 9,787 69 23 2,632 106 18 129 Withdrawn from store on Friday for city consump tion; 2,811 bu wheat, 1,034 ba corn, 62J bu rye, 4,203 ba barley. - The following grain was Inspected into store on Sat urday morning: 1 car rejected winter wheat, 13 cars No. 2 N. W, wheat, 35 cars No. 2 anting, 20 car* and 1.800 bn No. 3 do, 7 cars rejected do (65 wheat); 23 cars high-mixed corn. 104 cars No. 2 do, 21 cars new mixed do, 13 car* rejected do, 4 cars no grade do (165 corn); 28 cars No. 2 oats, 4 cars rejected do; 1 cor No. 2 rye, 1 car and 800 bu rejected do; 1 car No. 1 barley, 3 cars No. 2 do, 1 car No. 8 do. Total (370 cars) 113,000 bu. Inspected oat: 49,687 bo wheat, 83,155 bu corn, 117,- 086 bu oats, 1,241 bu rye, 4,801 bu barley. The following were the receipts and shipments of breadstuff* and live stock at this point during the paat week and for the corresponding weeks ending as dated: Beceipts— Flour, brls.., Wheat. ba... Corn, 0n.... Oats, ba Kye, bu.. ~ Barley, bn... Dressed hogs, No. Live hogs. N 0.... Shipments— Flour, brls*. 61,730 4J.099 67,806 Wheat, bu 309,623 211,433 177,170 Corn, bu 923,341 166,523 153,114 Oats, ba 199,037 67,697 80,4'J4 Kye. bu 9,090 2,800 6,630 Barley, ba 23,750 38,953 39,620 Live bogs. N 0... 22,717 .... Cattle, No 38,734 18,578 44,176 The following were the exports from New York for the weeks ending as dated: April 22, April 15, April 24, 1876. 18.6, 1875. Flour, brla 13,602 11,365 13,360 Wheat, bu 619,253 623,073 092,000 Corn, bu 50,581 137,320 294.930 A telegram from Milwaukee states that two or three of the cargoes loaded into vessels at that port at the beginning of winter are being unloaded back into store because they cannot be sold afloat, at 1c less than the cost of loading at present prices. The grain can be sold for May delivery, to satisfy option sales, bnc the demand for wheat to send to consumers is very small, unless it be for the low grades. The same rule seems to obtain here. It seems difficult to reconcile the fact of large stocks of wheat and flour in Great Britain with the readiness exhibited in taking supplies from this side of the At* luntlc, unless we regard it as probable that English dealers in breadstuff* are far more sensitive to the possibilities of foreign complications than is apparent on the surface. A liussian complication on the Indian question, which may occur at any moment, might be equally disastrous as a war with tho United States in regard to the cutting off of supplies, and it may thus be regarded as safe to carry large stocks of breadstuff* where, but for the fear of war troubles, such a policy would be voted to be suicidal. But it is also stated that there la a rather largo deficiency in the breadth of land seeded to win* ter wheat in the United Kingdom, and the spring wheat cannot be depended upon in that country to yield a good crop. This fact probably gives more con fidence to holders. The leading produce markets werp somewhat less active on Saturday, with leas extensive fluctuations in prices,—the range in breadstuff* being small, and in provisions less than the day previous. The weather was fine and more settled, and the crop prospects fair, while the news from the Straits stated that there is open water over such large areas that a good many operators here saw reason to think the opening of lake navigation will not be later than the average. There was an active dry-goods market, sales to the local retailers, as well as to the interior trade, being on a generous scale. Interior merchants are not stocking up ” as heavily as in some former seasons, but they are operating with less reserve than in the recent past and our Jobbers report a satisfactory busi ness m progress. Aside from prints, prices of which are still in an unsettled state, the market preserves a steady tone. Groceries were fairly active and were generally firm. The only notable exception was cof fee, which eased Bice was firm at ad vance. An advance of in N. O. sugar was also of note was an improvement of 5c per box in layer raisins—now quoted at $2.83@2.90. Prunes, currants, apples, peaches, and blackberries remain very firm Fish were In fair demand at former quotations. Prices of teas, tobacco, bagging, leather, coal, and wood re main as before. There was more life in the oil mar ket, the fine weather of the post few days having called out an Increased demand, both from the local and country trade. There were no new features in lumber. Trade con tinues only fair, and prices are irregular owing to the increasing.arrlrals by lake. Iron and nails were quot ed firm at the recent changes, and in fair demand, the trade being stimulated to some extent by fears that other advances will be made by manufacturers. The wool, hop, and broom-corn markets were rather quiet, and unchanged as regards prices. Seeds were quiet, and those varieties which will soon be out of season were rather weak, though the offerings were mnai) and generally held at full recent figures. Poultry and eggs were steady, the latter being about #c lower than on Friday. The daily dispatches from the Korth indicate that tho ice in the Straits is rapidly giving way, though vessel men are so indifferent about the Straits opening early, that they appear disposed to. give emphasis to the “ solid ice ” part of the dispatch whenever any mention of ice is made. Saturday clear water was ob served In the north passage cast of the Mackinaw docks, and an open stretch of three miles westward from Old Mackinaw, but beyond solid ice to Waugo 1 shanee. I .118)* 118?; .120* Sixtydaya. Sight. ...483 *2O ...6I7J* 613** ... US J* 26 ...317)* 613** .. *o?* 41 ...Sl73* SliX 27?* Bid. Asked. 175 203 205 225 250 155 ... . 80 90 xu in ... 102# .... ... 157# .... ... 140 142 ... 143 .... 108 109 ... 97 ..... 137 130 Mr. G. E. Stockbridge, Secretary of the Lumber man's Exchange, boa submitted the following state* ment of the stocks of pine lumber on hand and for sale in the yards of this city ‘on April 1, 1876, with comparisons. The returns are from 103 yards, the whole number in the city at the above date: Following is the statement: April 1* March 1, April 1, 1876. 2876. 1876. Lumber aud tim- her, ft Hewn timber, ft. Pickets, ft Lath, pieces Cedar posts, Ko. Sningles, H 0.... Prime mercantile The report shows a decrease during the month of March, 1876, of 50,436,000 ft, of pine lumber, and of 10,023 m shingles. Since Jan. 1, the stock of lum ber proper has decreased 128,912,632 ft., and of shin gles 29,250 m. The stock of lumber alone is over 12,500,000 ft, larger than it was on April 1,1875. This excess is smaller than most dealers had calculated on, and probably consists mostly of the upper grades in stead of common. The water receipts during April have been much larger than in former seasons, bat trade has improved, and it is doubtful if the supply has increased materially. In this connection it is noted that the number of yards has been reduced from 110 at the beginning of the year to 103 on April 1, aud a further reduction in the number is probable. Several firms here having more than one yard have united them since January, and a number of dealers have retired from the busi ness for various reasons.; a ....i26 r* HOG PRODUCTS—Were in good demand and firmer all round, under a general expectation of a reduction from the decline of Friday. The markets at'other points were firmer in tone, and the receipts of hogs were small; in addition to which was the fact that the great activity of the week had resulted In changing from the hands of the weaker holders the product owned by them. The Daily Commercial Jftvori and Market Kevin* gives the following as the shipment of provisions from this city for the periods named: . 34 Pork, (Lord. [Hams, Should’*! Middles. brls. j ics. I tcs. lbs. | lbs. Week endlnjt April 20. 1376.. 2,890 1.162 1,774 788,421 4.823.454 Sameweek, 1876 2.413 1,964 3,090 476,993 S.mC63 btaceNot. 1,’75 155,438 148.3=9 W.olM 23,173,892 197.2851fe93 Same time *74-5 173.273 173.W2 44.6-A 25.183,635 173,145,1# Mess Fobs— Was active and 10(ai2#o per hrl than at the close of Friday’s trading, or 37#e above the lowest prices of that day, and ruled much steadier under a fair demand for future, out with little inquiry for cash lots. Sales were reported of 40 brls cash at $22.00 ; 250 brls do at $21.75; 9,500 brls seller May at $21.60021.92#; 7,500 brls seller June at $22.02#022.- 15; and 2,250 brls seller July st |22.27#022.40. To tal, 19,540 brls. The market closed steady at $21,800 21.90 cash, according to * weight; $21,80021.85 seller the month; $21.85@21.87# seller May; $22J.0022.12# seller June; and $22.35 seller July. SHIPMENTS. | 1875. 8,0191 11,717 15,112 17,378 16,841 66.630 113,078 81,819 8.631 1.677 . 7,708 116,453 61,525 4,053 207.568 83,050 80,755 1,711*275 893,771 18 Prime mess pork was quoted at $20.50, and extra prime at $16.50. 463 489,855 -20,800 61,040 682 81,693 Labd—Waa active and firmer, advancing 6@loo per 100 lbs from Friday’s dosing, or about 20c from the lowest quotations of that day, Liverpool was quoted Cd per 112 lbs higher, and the pressure to miimj here was apparently over. Sales were reported of 250 tcs cash at $13.27# ; 5,000 tcs seller May at $13.25013^0; 13,750 tea seller June at $13.37#013.45; and tcs seller July st $13.55013.60. Total, 21,250 tea. The market dosed steady at $13.25013.27# for cash or seller April; $13.25013.27# for May; $13,4001X42# for June; and $13.65@13.57# for July. Meats— Were in better demand for shipment, tbs recent decline having brought out buyers, and were stronger in consequence, but there was less doing for future, and the maraet ruled quiet as compared with Friday. Sales were reported of 100 boxes shoulders at B#c; 660,000 as do at 7#e for May, B#@B#e for June, and B#c for July; and 1.300.000 lbs abort ribs at U#o 400 37,813 5,147 4,287 1,451 99,030 6,742 5,320 1.389 157,242 180 41.360 380 374 127,090 3.035 1,227,200 855,000 1,659 1,764,707 1,270,000 1,050 225 1,110 407 April 22, April 15, April 24, 1870. 1876. 1875. . 59,247 00,220 61,747 .102,830 187,142 336.600 .341,729 283,820 680,615 .161,503 99,191 193,477 . 4,630 7,85 f 5,540 . 11,800 39,120 49,670 291 450 175 . 47,322 63,277 68,320 LCMBEII STOCKS. .223,665,707 274,102,303 211,048,972 122,400 130,(KO . 1,108,215 1,504,853 1,299,685 . 32,838.650 37,177,377 21,887,275 . 104.194 230,2*5 *33,0t0 . 53,980,000 64,003,250 42,567,600 PROVISIONS. for June, and 12c for July. The market following range of prices ; dMe * at U* Shorn- hong Short _ , . dera. clear. ri) “r 01 * Sailed, loose 7;r hv- ~7h clear, B»xed 8 H h?; M* was !,« Juno 8 V iji; ix* 12 Bacon, cnah. 9Jfo93f ..'. Bjf Long and short clears at Mc’caah, a a d'‘li, hma - Grease— Waa quiet at GXOIte, BEEF PRODUCTS—Were steady and Q ukt a ,„, @ll.OO for mess? $11.50@12.00 for exSam** CCU| 523.50@24.00 for °“M64 TALiOw—Was quoted at *)£@33fc. BREADSTUFFS. IXOtTB—Was dull and steady. Then, was im,- mand, but stocks are so small that mile was -T*** and holders were arm In their rim, tbs easier feeling in wheat and dullness renort-Jr* flour In Kew York. Snlea were reported of-rnlz winters, partly at $3.50; 100 hrls winter enpert"™" $4.75, and 450 hrls spring extras, pmtiv u Total, 850 hrls. The market closed firm at tiTrOt lowing range of prices : Choice winter extraTrw (37.80; common to good do, 15.8037. - 1,, extras, $1.3034.80; good do, $4.8033.10; chiZv $3.10®5.60; patents do, $6.0009.00; ilinneiola. 06.60; spring snperflnea. $3.0003,75; ryefloSaT* 04.37 X. ,Ha Baas—Was mors active and firmer. Sale, am, is tons at $ll.OO on track, and $11.00311 jj Cobn-Ueil—Sale was nude of 10 toua r™,— . SIB.OO oo track. ****** WHEAT—Waa only moderately active, and .wii *c lower, bat generally steady. Liveroool wm2 ported quiet by Beetbohm, but private that market as doll andeatler, and jfSyJS? o ** inactive and weak. The markets to the eaitwmß us were probably affected not more by th« * anep of fine weather than by the news of tfteSfc in freights here the previous day, which dInSSS the difference between the prices paid tothßwS? ducor and by the consumer, that latter waatW w share of the advantage. There were also rem*! 73 further undercutting, and 4Cc in specie Saul* to Liverpool was talked of, but we do not know SJi was accepted. The same remark may be mad* ate currency to New York. It la only certain SR good deal of wheat has boon contracted to m anil! rail at the reduced rates. This will tS stocks hero, but amends /or that may in the Increased receipts from 3 MinnaS? Lake Pepin is now reported open, aad wheat stored at river towns w3i toon, k! on too way hither, though its volume k believed to bo much less than a year ago The** less baying for shipment on Saturday, bat tM**« partially due to the fact of light offerings. The m,7 ket for future delivery waa apparently sostaiaSr* by a slow but persistent effort by interested MaSet e* prevent a further decline. Sell or Jana o»b7? !» $1.04*, receded to sl.ol*, advanced to SLjSSRS declined so sl.o*. closing at Jl.Oi-;. Seller M«2£i at $1.03*@1.91*. and seller the month, or regSv? 'i spring, was nominal at(sl.O3oi.oa* t both dodhrd the inside. GUt-edged receipts of do closed at Si tnu No. 1 was inactive. Cash taiea were reported ctf bu No. 3 spring at $1.03*@1.03*; 3.400 bo Jfoad* at 92*<g93c; I,*CO hu rejected do at 62033 fc C 'ind 2.000 bu by sample at 75e!g51.00. Total, 12,800bn. iUxKSSora Wheat—Was in good demand. sadW tively firm, being wanted for shipment, and Bmnh lots were strong. Sales were 5,300 buNo latilM* 2.000 bu No. 3at $1X001.07; 4,*00 bu by samS * sl.Oß@l.lS on track; and 4,400 bu do at ft i*ai on board cars. Total, lfi,loj bn. COBN—Was more active, and steadier, bntdediaei about *c under a rather strong pressure to sen, which was greatest for next month, a good many parties be ing anxious to settle or transfer their May ri^; t fore the crowd should move in that direction. Lto> ppol was 3d per 4«0 lbs lower, and New York was easier, while the weather here waa fine, and om re ceipts exhibited a farther increase. There m ffuie enquiry for cash lots, and samples were dull and 100 lower, as a consequence of increased supply and less ened demand. The shipments from New York during the week were very small, only 50,5H1 bn against 137- 820 bu the week previous. The reported ihnnaeii here for the week. 933,841 bu, were nearly three the receipts, but they included the cargoes which had been afloat daring a great part of the winter, and hare not left our port yet,—only cleared on paper, BaQcr Hay opened al 47*c, declined to 47*c, and eksed at 47*c. Seller June sold at 47@47*e, g 47(347*0; seller July sold at 47*@48c, ckring tt 47*c. Seller the month was nominal at the close at' 48*, and Blit-edged receipts of No. 3 quiet at 47*c. Cash sales were, reported of 4.400 tm No. 2at 47*c; 300 ba do (short recdpWtt «*c; 8,200 bu high mixed at 47*c; 2,000 bu new da at 45c; 2,000 bu new mixed at 44044* e; 3,000 bo re jected at 420 ; 9,000 bu by sample at 4u@4dc on track; and 4,800 bu do at 40@48c free on board can. Total 80,800 bu. OATS—Were again fairly active, the trading being chiefly speculative, and easy at a decline of The market weakened early under continued fair re ceipts, fine weather, and in sympathy with other grain. The demand was chiefly from the shorn who were buying quite freely for Slay, «bi£ opened at 33c, soon sold down to and closed at 93X& June was slow at 32>fc432*£c, closing at the Regular No. 3 was nominal at 32c. and fresh was oh ble at 32#c. Samples ware reported slow and e*da, owing to larger arrivals. Cash sales were reported!? 4,200 ba No. 2at 32J$c; 6,000 bu No. 3 white at 83><c; 7,800 bn by sample at 80a39c on track. TofeL 18.UG0 bu. • r? BYE—Was dull and a shade easier. There was as demand of consequence, shippers having withdraws, and, although the offerings were small, the was rather weak. No. 3 was quoted at C&a 66#c, isd rejected at 63c. A sale of 400 ba by was at 66c on trade. BARLEY—Was dull and weak, there being not s sin gle trfde in options until after 1 o’clock. The receipts were again small, and a few orders for car-lota were placed at recent figures. Operators generally were dis inclined to enter into any new deals as it was (eh that the warm weather now coming on would soon ri*— the malting season, thus stopping the consumptive de mand, and leave a surplus on hand which few care to carry into another harvest. Seller Hay was quoted early at 69 Jf c, and eold at tho very dose at 69c. Juno sold late at Car-lota of No. 2 brought 82c, and rejected was salable at Cash sales were re ported of 800 bn No. 2 at 62; 1,200 ba No. 3 at outside in N. S.; and 800 ba by sample at 643630 on track. Total, 2,800 bn. TELEGRAPHIC MARKET REPORTS. FOREIGN MARKETS. DUpateh to The Chicago Trihmt. Liverpool, April 22—11:30 a. m.—Flour—s<x I, 245; Ho. 2, 235. Grain—Wheat—'Winter, Ho. 1, Os lid; Ho. 2,9 s Si; spring. Ho. 1,9 a 8d; Ho. 2,8 s; white. Ho. I, hh; Ho. 2,9 s 9d; club. Ho. I,loa 7d; «0.2,10*3d. COT —Ho. 1,26 s 6d; Ho. 2, 265. Provisions—Pork, 83a. Lard, 63s 6d, IdVE&POOL, April 23—1:30—Provisions—larA 59a, Best unchanged. Liverpool, April 22—5 p, m.—BßZADsrcnf - California white wheat, average 9a 8a@l0s; do dab 20s 2d(310a 7d; red Western spring. Ho. 3to Ko. 1* Bs@9s 8d; do winter, Ko. 2to Ho. 1, 9sßdA9slU. Floor—Western, 23(3245. Corn—Hew Western mixed* 6d; old Western mixed, 295. Outs -Amr** can, 3s@3s Cd. Barey—American, Ss Cd. Peas—Canadian, 38s. Cmveb Seed—American, 635@69s 5<L Provisions—Prime mess pork, 85£ Prims W* beef, 87s sd, lard—American, 69a. Baron—Ti**! clear middles, 63* Gd. Cqeesz—Fine American, 625. Petroleum—Spirits, 8s 6d; refined, 11s Mfliea Limbeso Oil—23s 6d. Eesin—Common, 495; pale do, 16e, Spirits or Turpentine—24s. XosDOJf. April 22.—Bats of Discount To opd market for three months’ bills. IK. beinu a below tba Bank of England rate. Consols—For money and account, 95 5-16. American Securities—66s, 103#; 67a, 109#; 10* 40s, 116# ; new ss, 105#; Hew York Central, 101; £ne, 14)4 ; Brie preferred, 24. Spirits Turpentine—23s Cd. Basis, April 22.—Bentes—66f 80c. Frankfort, April 22.—Unite© States Bon»-K* 6s, loi#. Abtwebp, April 23.—PETnonuac—28s. Bbussels, April 22.—The Bank of Belgium hall* duced its rate of discount from 3 to 2# per cent. THE NEW YORK PRODUCE MARKETS. Svteial Dispatch to The Chicago Tribune. New Yoce, April 22.—G&aih—Wheat market do 3 and slightly in buyers* favor; tales 54,000 bu at SLE @l.lO for rejected spring; $L08@2.20 for oag/adeJ spring; SLI2@US for No. 3 Chicago; $U5@U9*« No. 3 Milwaukee; $1.2201.27 for No. 2 Chicago; @1.27 for No. 2 Northwestern; SL2S@L,2B for Ko. 3 Milwaukee; $1.32@L38 for No. 1 spring; fI.UQ 13 * • for winter red Western; $1.2001.45 for amber d* and $1.3701.50 for white Western. Bya quiet a®* nominal at 88088 c for Western; 95rd,0Se forSUtA . and 92c for Canada in bond. Barley a firmer; sales, 9,500 bn No. 2 Bay Corn lower and heavy; sake, 18,000 bn at 84X« , no grade mixed, 68c for steamer mixed, and 709 W old Western mixed delivered; 5,000 bushels gt*«* ‘ cd mixed, for first half May, at 63#o* 20,000 bu af far ah May at 63#c; 10,000 bn do for same deßrery •} 63#0; 9,000 bn steamer mixed for first three day* * Hay at 65c ; 8,000 bu do seller July at 63c, and 20,WW bu do, seller to Gtb of May. at 64c. Oats, quiet; taWJ 23,000 bu at 42048 c for mixed Western and Stat* 4505'i for white Western and State. Pnovxaioss-—Middles dull, at 12#012»£cforIoBf clear. Lard firmer; soles 100 tes at $13.60 forprio* steam; at the first call lor April 513.57 M was bid l ®" $13.70 ssked; for May, tdd and asked; for June* 250 tea sold st $13.77#; July sales of 25 tea st and for August slU»* bid and $14.05 asked. _ Whibet—Market firmer; sales 300 hrls at sLll#® 1.12 per gallon. Groceries—Sugar—Market steady, with a fair mand; fair to good refining quoted at 7 9-160713-w«* prime at 715-1 Gc, and Nos. 10 to 12 Havana at 7*9 B#c. Coffee—Market quiet, but steady; Bio q aCrt *~ at 15#0l8#c, in gold; Maracaibo at 16X01*®, 13 gold. Tallow—Rules firm and in fair demand; c otou*7 and dty quoted at B#o9c. _ PHILADELPHIA ADVERTISEM’gS ST. GEORGE HOTEL, Broad and "Walnut-sta., PHILADELPHIA* Opened April 11,1875. 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