Newspaper of Chicago Daily Tribune, April 30, 1876, Page 6

Newspaper of Chicago Daily Tribune dated April 30, 1876 Page 6
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6 AMUSEMENTS. A iiODff Farewell J:o t JSlcVicker’s Stock''Company. Prospects for the Coming Season —A Word to the Manager. His Shakspearean Revival—lie view of the Week—Hooley’s New Theatre. Ten Bolen’s Return—Miss Douglas’ Concert—The Musical College. Eiolings-Bemard—The Apollo Glob— Musical Gossip at Home and Abroad. THE DRAMA. IN CHICAGO. Ti’rmrrr.’fl DRAMATIC COMPANY. The stock company connected with McYicker’s Theatre this season will disappear forever from tbe view of the Chicago public with the close of the present week. The Tribune has no bless ings to shower down upon them, no tears to drop to their memory, no prayers to offer for the repose of their souls. A worse company Mr. McVickar has not had daring his long residence in Chicago. We are In a state of dreadful un certainty as to what remains in store for ns next season. Mr. MoVlcker’s capacity for employing bad actors Co be almost boundless. Va rious excuses are offered for him. People say bo cannot find the talent; that good actors de mand higher salaries than he can afford to pay; and that actors who do well in New York, where they have little work and good pay, cannot be induced to come West. We also hear a good deal about tbe peculiar order of talent required by “ star” theatres, and it is more than insinu ated that Daly’s or Shook & Palmer’s company would cut a sorry figure if placed at McYicker’s for a regular season and played In tragedy, com edy, and melodrama* There is just a grain of justice in these arguments, but they are for the most part flimsy and false. Good actors can be had for good pay. Last year Mr. MoYicker could have had Jo Wheolpck as leading man for SIOO a week; this year he can have Mr. Warde, an accomplished and thoroughly agreeable artist, for tbe same money. He preferred last year to engage Mr. Gosslo. whose professional education had been obtained in Buffalo, and who, however worthy as a gentleman and a minor actor, has neither tbe experience nor the talent to fit him for tbe responsible position be Las occupied. Mr. McVicker cannot afford to have a bad leading man next season, even though he should be compelled to par twice SIOO. What he has saved thiH year in salaries be bos lost ten times over in'popular favor. Until the begin ning of Mr. Booth’s engagement, indeed, when air. Warde ' and Miss Cummins were brought here to fill the principal supporting parts, the tbcatre was ■ the dernier ressort of Chi caco people who sought amusement. What patronage the company had was derived almost entirely from the country. The Tribune speaks thus plainly because it has high respect for Mr. McVicker as a gentleman and an actor, and because his prosperity os a man ager is intimately connected with the fortunes of the city. If he fails to uphold the standard of dramatic art, we all in a measure fail with him, and that bo will fail wretchedly if he pur sues next season tbe policy he adopted at tbe opening of this is certain. Let us hope for better things, and be prepared to welcome with generous hands the new company which ho is dot gathering together. The changes will bo sweeping. So far as known, only Mr. Bainfonl, Mr. Seymour, and Mrs. Stoneall hare been re-engaged. Mrs. Mur doch will act next season at the Montreal Theatre. Bbe has a peculiar sympathetic qual ity, and some command of tender emotions; but during the latter part of this season she has been remarkably deficient in force and finish of acting. When she studies and tries she can always be an agreeable and useful' mem ber of a company. Chicago theatre-goers will miss her and follow her with their beat wishes. Mr. Gosam, Miss Carroll, Mr. Barron, and many others of the present company, go elsewhere. Hr. Barron has been business-manager of the theatre for some years. lie is undecided as yet Whether to ac cept an engagement in New York or Baltimore, having offers from both places. Mr. Barron has always been a faithful and useful actor, and his place will be bard to fill. Although the company leaves Chicago after this week and will not return, the contracts do not expire nntil June 1. Hr. McVicker intends taking the company out for four weeks to sup port Hr. Booth. The trip has been arranged as follows: South Bend, one night; Adrian, Mich., one night; Toledo, tbe balance of tbe week ; Detroit, one week; Hamilton, Out, one night; Toronto, balance of the week; Buffalo, one week. SHAESPZUtS THIS SEASON. As % carious item of interest, it is worth noticing that twelve of Sbakspearo’s plays have been given in Chicago this season. The list em braces “ The Merry Wives of Windsor,” “ Much Ado About Nothing,” “Merchant of Venice,” “Taming of the Shrew,” “Richard LL,” “Hen ry 1Y..” “Henry Y.,” “Richard III.,” “Henry VHL,” “Lear,” “Hamlet,” “Othello.” Eight of the twelve have been given by Mr. Booth, and only one of the eight in his repertory has been presented by any other actor. The excep tion is “ Hamlet,” which was produced by Mri Barry Sullivan. Mr.' Sullivan was the only Jitchard 112 . of the* season. Ben Deßar was tho representative nf Faistaff in “Henry IV.” and “ The Merry Wives.” The novelties of the season were “ Henry Y., rt produced under the direction of Messrs. Jarrett & Palmer, and “ Richard IL,” for which ve acknowledge onr obligations to Mr. Booth. The conspicuous wants in the list above stated are “As Yon Like It,” “Macbeth,” and “Borneo and Juliet,” which have been played at least once for several seasons past. The most popular standard play hae been “Richelieu,” which has been produced by Mr. McCullough, Mr. Sullivan, and Mr. Booth, and the largest audience of each engagement gathered to enjoy it. The third week of Mr. Booth’s engagement opened with “ Hamlet,” which was played the first threejuights. Bis performance deserves the highest praise that can be bestowed, and we are not disposed to qualify or modify the judgment of his surpassing merit which The Tribune has so often found occasion to express. A highly cultivated German musician of this city, who hae seen and admired the best actors of the Ger man stage, and who is in full sympathy with the tone of German criticism, saw Mr. Booth’s Sam let for tbe first time last Monday night. He went to the theatre to scoff, and remained to praise. His enthusiasm knew no bounds. This gentle man occupied an enviable position. With a mind broad enough to swallow nn prejudice, and with an education that enabled him folly to ap preciate a noble work of art, he yield ed himself cp bodily to the power of the master, and was lifted for a few hoars into a high region of pure delight. The enthu siasm of such a man under these circumstances mast hare been almost as admirable and de lightful as the work Mr. Booth was doing on the stage. Thursday night “Richelieu” was re peated, to the general satisfaction of the audi ence. Mr. Loane as King Louis XIIT, was as bad as ever, and Mr. Booth, strange to say, overacted in his famous curse scene, doing it less well than usual; but the performance, with these exceptions, was artistic and delightful. Friday night Mr. Booth played lago , one of his best parts, in his best manner. Yesterday after noon “The Lady of Lyons” was repeated, and last night “ A New Way to Pay Old Debts ” was presented for the first and only time this sea son. The Katie Putuam Company did a fair busi ness at Hooloy’a Theatre, playinir “Fancbon,” 44 Littlo Barefoot,** 44 Jane Eyre,** and “The Old Curiosity Shop.* 4 Miss Putnam attempts to be a good singer, a good actress, and a good dancer. She has not altogether succeeded In any of these lines of effort. She has many of the qualities that go to make up a finished eon brette actress, but she has not a true dramatic Instinct nor a refined taste. She can represent fun admirably, hut her nature appears to have no depths from ifhich she. can summon forth nobler The pride‘swd ration J' . •t; •, ** * '• is the tenderness and purity of Little L'ell, are all beyond her powers of comprehension. There was nothing of the mock-heroic about Little Acff, or of froward petulance about Jane Eyre* vet these are the conspicuous traits of the characters as represented by Miss Putnam. Her shadow dance in Fanchon, and her acting throughout as the Marchioness, on the other hand, were full of merit* The most stolid and impassive spectator must laugh and sympathize with her broad fun and comic suggeativeness. Mias Putnam belongs io the field of burlesque, where she made her earliest successes. Ihe balance of the company answers well enough the purposes for which it was gsthered together. NOTES AND ANNOUNCEMENTS. It ia understood that the company which start ed out two weeks ago with “ the hoy tragedian at its head, under the management of Mr. Ed win Browne, came to grief after a brief ex perience of four days. The Adelphi offers this week a long hat of naw attractions in the variety line, and the per formance concludes with “The Flying Dutch man.** described on the bills as ** a legendary drama in three acts.** New scenery, mechanical effects, and mneic are promised. . The orchestra for ths present season at Hooley’a will be under ths direction of George Stevens, late of the Chicago Theatre. The iololeta will bo Mr. Lewis, ths celebrated vio linist: Eichheim, ’cello: flute, Jriacbman; clan net, Wiesenbaoh; cornet. Poeesel. Popular and classical music will be performed introducing tbe above soloists. Mr. Chapman, formerly agent of Mr. Barry Sullivan, and for some years manager of a Cleveland theatre, bos been engaged by Mr. Haverlv as manager of Hooley’a Theatre daring tbe present dramatic season. He has considera ble experience of the stage, and has been uni versally popular in the profession wherever he has been. * The onlv novelty this week at McYlcker’a Theatre will be the first production this season of “ Honry VIII..” which will be given with “ Katherine and Fetruchlo ” Tuesday and Satur day nights. Monday “ Tbe Merchant of Ven ice” will be repeated, Wednesday “ Richelieu," Tborsdav “ Hamlet,” Friday “ Much Ado About Nothing,*’ and Saturday afternoon “ Othello,” with six. Cooth as logo. “The Vroubadors,” an American organiza tion patterned after tbe famous Yokes Family, will occupy Hooley’s Theatre this week. They started out from Chicago something more than avoir ago, and have met with flattering success wherever they have been. Their performance ia called “Patchwork,” and consists of bur lesque acting, music, and dancing, in about equal proportions. Daly’s traveling company will begin an en gagement of two weeks at Hooley’s Theatre May 8, in •• Pique.” The cast of the play shows the following list of performers; James Hardie, B. T. Ringgold. John Moore, George Parkes, Owen Fawcett, Prank Chapman, George Devero. E, Chapman, Miss Jeffrcys-Lewis, Mias Alice Grev. Miss MavNupcs, Mias NelUe Mortimer, Bijou Heron. Miss Fanny Francis, Mibb Stella Congdon, Belle Mortimer. Hoolev’s Minstrels open at the New Chicago Theatre to-morrow night. John Hart and Rice will be at the ends, and W. H. Brockway in the middle. Among the other performers are “Lit tle Mack,” “ Bobby” Newcomb, Charles Bene dict, E. M. Hall/ Bernardo (impersonator of female pans), Percy Ashton, Arthur Cook, D. Baron, J. H. Sullivan. J. La Mont. The com pany is said to bo particularly strong in the musical department, the leading tenor having made hie bow in the Titiens Opera Company, and being now engaged at a high salary by Mr. Hooley. The programme promises much fun, and the house will doubtless be filled. THE OUTER WORLD. BALVINTAS “MACBETH.” A correspondent of tbe London Academy writes from Edinburg an interesting criticism of Salvim’s first appearance before an English speaking audience as Macbeth : In spite of some hitches, Silvini’a Macbeth had an emphatic success. The creation is worthy of a place beside the same artist’s Otheilo and HamieL It is the simplest and moat unsympathetic of the three; but tbe absence of the finer lineaments of Hamlet is re deemed by gusto, breadth, and a headlong unity. Salvini sees nothing great in Maeoeth beyond tbe royalty of muscle, and that courage which comes of strong and copious circulation. . . . The murder scene, as was to be expected, pfcjufrrt the audience best. Macbeth's voice, in the talk with hia wife, was a thing not to be forgotten; and when he spoke of his hangman’s bands he seemed to have blood in his utterance. Never for a moment, even in the very article of the murder, does he possess bis own souL Be is a man on wires. From first to last it is on exhibition of hideous cowardice. . . . Tn the fifth act we see this lowest circle reached; and it is Salvini*s finest moment throughout the play. From tbe first, he was sdmiraoly made up, and looked Macbeth to the fall as perfectly as ever he looked Otheilo . From the first moment he steps upon the stage you c*" see this character is a creation to the fullest meaning of the phrase: for the man before you is a type you know well already. Be arrives with itanguo on the heath, loir and red-bearded, sparing of gesture, full of pride and the sen«e of animal well-being, and satisfied after tbe battle like a beast who bos eaten his fill. But in the fifth act there is a change. This is still the. big, ' burly, fleshly, handsomo-looking Thane; here is still the some face which in the earlier acts could be super ficially good-humored and sometimes royally cour teous, But now tbe atmosphere of blood, which per vades the whole tragedy, baa entered into the man and subdued him to its own nature; and an indescribable degradation, a slackness and puffin ess, has overtaken his features. Be has breathed tbe air of carnage, and supped full of horrors. NOTES. Janauschok will succeed Mies Nellson at the Haymarket, Lo ndon. It is rumored in New York Jthat Miss Tanny Davenport is engaged to be married. The Brooklyn Theatre, it is said, baa had fair success this season,—a surprising fact in the dramatic history of that city. The Kelly & Leon Minstrels hare settled permanently at the Twenty-third Street Opera- House in New York. To-morrow is their open ing. Hatton, the English playwright, has dramatiz ed Hawthorne's “Scarlet Letter,” and will pro duce the piece at Newcastle with Louisa How ard as Hester Prynne. The Yokes Family played at the Brooklyn Theatre last week. They will occupy the Union Square Theatre, New York, on June 16, when tbe regular dramatic company begins its season in Chicago. There is excellent authority for saying that Madeline Henriques, who retired from tbe stage some years ago to marry Mr. Louis Jennings, of the New York Times, will return to Wallack’s next falL She will spend the summer with her husband in Europe. “Tbe Gascons.” a play very successful in Lon don, has been purchased by Mr. Edward Arnott, late of tbe New Chicago Theatre, now at the Brooklyn Theatre. It will probably soon be brought otft in New York City, and then played through the country. When George, the Count Joannes, had fin ished his performance of “ Hamlet,” he came before the curtain and began to recite the biography of William Sbakspeare. He had pro ceeded as far as tbe birth of the great poet, when tbe audience dispersed. The Parbisn company played M The Two Or phans” at tbe Walnut, in Philadelphia, last week; “She Stoops to Conquer” was presented at the Chestnnt; Bose Eytinge in “Bose Michel ” was the attraction at the Arch; McKee Rankings companyjcontinued at Col. Wood’s: and Callender’s Georgia Minstrels appeared at Horti cultural HalL The London Athenaum praises Miss Neilson’e interpretation of Isabella in “ Measure for Meas ure,” and says that during late years few in stances of Shakspearean exposition more ample and more satisfactory have been supplied by the London stage. The New York Tribune judges that Miss Neilson is perhaps the most satisfac tory general actress on the stage. Clara Morris has dow in her possession an ad mirable copy, by Sir Joshua Reynolds, of bis famous portrait of Mrs. Siddoos. She purchased this art treasure while abroad last summer, and it has just reached her residence. MUe Morris had some thoughts of appearing in 44 Con science** at tho Union Square Theatre, but she has been forbidden by her physicians to do so. Mr. Wheeler’s play, 44 Twins, 1 * closed its brief run of fourteen representations at Wallack’s Theatre Tuesday night. The Tribuna was un necessarily cruel in noticing the failure, saying: “ The lack of taste, which is the faculty which prescribes and pieserves form, tbe lack of dra matic instinct in construction, and tbe lack of that culture which would at least have kept out tbe silly melodramatic business at the close, explain this result. ** 44 London Assurance ** was given at Wallaces during the remainder of the week. 44 Ferreol *' continued at the Union Square, 44 Pique ** at Daly’s, 44 Henry V.** at Booth’s, and 44 Brass ** at tbe Park. The New York Tribune says; 44 We were wholly iu error m our accidental conjecture that tbe new play of 4 Conscience,’—by Messrs. A. E. and Julian Magnus,—forthcoming at tbe Union Square Theatre, in the fullness of time, might be the dramatisation of 4 Oendril lon* aVo heralded. 'Messrs. Lancaster and iniurm ua that ‘Conscience’ U orig THE CHICAGO TRIBUTE: SUPS'DAY', APRIL. JU, 1870— SIXTEEN FACES., alike in plot, dialogue, and treatment. •Being full of subject,* they wittily remark. *-we neither translated nor adapted. * con science” is officially’announced m m prepara tion at the Union Square now. but nossibly it will not be produced before the visit of the com pany to the Chicago. Prank Aiken and Lucille Western wore at Cincinnati last week ; John T. Raymond at Mil waukee and Detroit; Miss Mary Anderson, the Louisville prodigy, and the Emerson Minstrels at St. Louis ; Sotbern at Pittsburg; the Colville •< Julius Ciesar” Company at Cleveland; Joseph Murphy at Louisville ; iiooth’s-Tbeatre original Julius Cmear Company at Washington and Bal timore ; Barry (.Sullivan at Toronto; Frank Mayo on the New England circuit; the Yokes Family at Brooklyn. The theatres at St. Petersburg lately secured wbat they esteemed a victory by obtaining per mission to continue their representations daring Lent. The new season was begun by the performance of “La Perichole.” Mlle. Aimee was charged with the duty of thanking the ad ministration for the concession, which ebe did by singing the merry song “Le Suia Grise ” in Russian. This was a surprise to the audience, and was received with the wildest demonstra tions of approval. Aimee was compelled to re peat the song ten times, and at tbe end of the representation was called out twenty times. The New York Herald is authority for the fol lowing : Mr. Boucicault has recently organized a company that is headed by our Irish-American hero of the shaven mustache, George Clarke, which travels with tbe “Shaughraun” into tbe provinces of England and Scotland. In each place of performance at least one benefit is given whose proceeds go toward tne relief of families of the Irish political prisoners. Already Edin burg and Glasgow have responded with such enthusiasm that in throe weeks about £250 were realized,—a tidy earn considering tbe limited ca pacity of the averago British theatre. Tbe Florences opened m their second week at the Boston Theatre Monday, but abruptly closed their engagement Tuesday on receipt of news of Barney Williams’ death. The run of “Paul Revere” at tbe Museum ended on Wednesday, and stock attractions were presented during tbe remainder of t’»o week. The French Comedy Company brought to an end its brief season at Beethoven Hall. At the Globe, Monday and Tuesday nights, Sir. George Honey appeared in “La Tonr do Neale” and “Antony and Cleo patra.” Wednesday night Miss Katherine Rogers took a benefit, when tbe screen scene from “Tbe School for Scandal” and “The Lady of Lyons ” wore presented. Thursday and Friday nights, “Retribution ” and “John Jones” were pl&ved, and Saturday night—the occasion being the benefit of Mr. Honey—“ Miriam’s Crime” and “An Ambassador from Below.” MUSIC. AT HOME. AN UPWARD TENDENCY. In commercial terms, music is looking better, and has an upward tendency. Daring the past week there have been several events of note, prominent among which was the seventh of tbe Beethoven reunions, which was given at tbe rooms of tbe Society Thursday evening. The programme was an excellent one in all respects, and embraced the Mendelssohn trio in C minor, Popper’s “MorceaoxCbaracteristique ” for piano and ’cello, and the Raff quintette in A minor, for piano and string instruments. The trio is a very popular one, and the fact that it is included in tbe repertoire of most traveling concert troupes is a good sign that tho beauty of tbe composi tion Is appreciated wherever it is beard. Tbe Raff quintette has been played once before this season, so that those who heard it at its first production were fully able to ap preciate it ; for with one hearing tho average auditor is almost unable to understand it, especially the allegro molto assoi and allegro vivace quasi presto movements, in which tbe themes -are rather vague and not easily noticed, and which are worked up in true orchestral style. In one respect. Raff certainly has the advantage of other composers of chamber music, and that is the wonderful manner in which he works up and elaborates simple themes in al most symphonic style, which is illustrated in this quintette as well as in tbe sonata and trios played at former reunions. The Popper compo sition consists of throe characteristic pieces,— “Harlequin,” “Why,” and “Narrative.” Pop per is one of the very few writers of ’cello music who, understanding all tho technical difficulties of the instrument, can introduce some sentiment requiring warmth of feeling and artistic color ing into bis compositions. The first, “The Har lequin,” is one of these, abounding in pretty pic tures,in which tbe grotesqueness of the harlequin, as shown by the piano, is never lost sight of. This number was delightfully played and was tbe gem of tbe evening’s performance. Tbe trio was played with remarkable discrimination, ac curacy, and finish, while the quintette, with all its difficulties, went remarkably well, but not as well as the trio. Mrs. F. Uliman’s singing of the “CheFaroSenzaEuridice” aria from Gluck’s “ Orpheus ” was not as satisfactory as we had ex pected it to be. Her singing lacked finish and warmth of expression; but her desire to please was apparent, and she succeeded In showing her voice to good advantage. Mrs. Thurston’s sing ing of the three Rublnsteiu songs, “The Dream,” “Spring Moods.” and “Longing,” was very enjoyable. We have spoken before of her artistic singing of these songs, and place them among her best efforts. At tho next and last reunion, Schumann's trio in D minor will be per formed. TEE MUSICAL COLLEGE SOIREE. Another noticeable event of the week was the pleasant soiree given by the pnpils of the Mu sical College in the parlors of that institation on Wednesday evening, which were crowded in each a manner as to suggest that a hall will be necessary another season. The principal fea tures of the soiree were Miss Murdoch’s dashing plaving of Liszt’s Second Rhapsodic Hongroiae; Miss Foresman’s singing of Gomez’ aria “ Mia Piceinella,” which was introduced here by Miss Cronyn in the Yon linelow concerts; Thalberg’s “Tarantello,” by Mias Mary Taylor; and the Reiuecke trio for piano, violin, and ’cello, played by Miss Kate Davis and Messrs. Buissert and Etcbheim. The other cambers of the pro gramme were well given,—in fact, this is a pe culiarity of &U the soirees of this college. THE VON BCELOW CONCERTS. Dr. Yon Buelow takes bis farewell of Chicago this week in a series of throe concerts to be given at McCormick’s Hall Wednesday and Fri day evenings and Saturday afternoon. The pro gramme for tbe opening concert will be as fol lows : 1. “ Wiener Fucbinsßßcbw&nk,” Opus 26.. Schumann 2. Cavatina from “ Der Freiscbntz ” Von Weber JftM Lizzie Vrunun, ’(a) Allegro grazioso. Op. 33, No. 2"1 Q (b) Scherzo from Opus 7. 3 -- (c) VariationsOpn, 82 f-Meodtlnohn. I (d) Capriecib. Opus 5, J 4. “Selva Opaca,” Romance from “William Tell” Rossini Mtti Lizzie Cronyiu !(a) Elegie. Opus 90, No. 2 .*} (6) Capriccio in F minor I (c) Impromptu. Opus 142, No. 2 VSchubert. (d) Yalse-Caprice in £ major, arranged I by Liszt J (a) “Le Deair” \.. . « Comment, diaaient ils ” / liszl. 2iiu Lizzie Cronyn, '(a) “ In the Woods ” * . (p) The Gnomes’ Dance ” Ttmm . *•* (c) Mazurka brillante Uaat. ..(a) Polonaise herolque. The programme for Friday evening will be ex clusively from Beethoven, and that of Saturday afternoon from Chopin. Would it not be well for tbe German belligerents and tbe testy Doctor to declare a truce daring this brief sea son, and let ns have music without the discords of personal wrangles ? UISS KATE C. DOUGLAS, the young and gif tea soprano who has been making such a furore in musical circles lately, and who is desirous and hopeful of being the next prima-donna that Chicago is to give to the world, will have a farewell benefit concert at McCormick’s Hall on Monday, May 3. Tbe con cert will be under the direction of Mr. Carl Wolfsobn, who will have the assistance, besides Miss Douglas, of Miss Fannie A. Root, Mrs. 0. K. Johnson, and Messrs. William Lewis and M. Eichheim. The young lady deserves a crowded house, and those who attend will not only assist her in pursuing her musical studies with a com petent master, but will also be charmed and surprised by her excellent singing. In this connection the following card explains itse if: Chicaoo, April 2Q.—7> the Public: The tmderalrmed respectfully call the attention of all music-loving peo ple to the benefit concert to be given Miss Sate P Douglas at McCormick Hall, May 8, In the Judgment of competent critics. Miss Douglas has a soprano of unusual quality, strength, and compass. In order to provide her means for its cultivation, with a view to a professional career, her friends have arranged for a concert, the proceeds to be used for that purpose. She will be assisted by the following well-known artists • CarlWolfsohn, Eichheim, Lewis, Mrs. O. K. Johnson," C. T. Barnes, W. J. Falrman, and Signor Carrozzi, all of whom, in the most generous manner, have contrib uted their serricos for tbe occasion. Great interest is felt kj toa musical profession of our city in the tuo cw»- • i ***« undertaking, which happily is now so as suiuu uui its rssult la not doubtful. Those who may attend the concert will be sure of a most pleasant en tertainment. ami at tbe satne time render assistance to a wortny and estimable young lady. A. Reed k Sons, The Root k Sons Music Go, Julius Baueb k Co. LOCAL MISCELLANY. The next soiree by tbe pupils of Carozzi’a Musical Institute, announced for tbe 4th of May, is deferred nntil the Cth. Miss Rosetti, who is well known in musical circles hero, sang in a double quartette at Bar ney Williams’ funeral on Thursday last. Tbe performance of “Elijah,” which forms tbe last concert this season of the Beethoven Society, has been postponed until May 25. The next Anollo Club concert will be given May IC. Mr. Alfred H. Pease, formerly of this city, will bo the pianist, and Miss Anna Draadil tbe vocalist. On account of tbe Von Bulow concert at Mc- Cormick Hall next Saturday afternoon, the next Chopin recital of Carl Wolfsohn’s has been postponed one week. The members of the Swiss Singing Club give their third concert of the season this evening at 8 o’clock at Central Hall, corner Twenty-second street and Wabash avenue. A fine programme is promised. We understand that the friends of Mr. M Eichheim, tbe well-known violoncello player, have tendered him a benefit concert, which will probably take place at Standard Hall some time io May or June. U. O. Bird, the organist, has been placed m charge of the Trinity Methodist choir, which is now os follows ; Soprano, Mrs. Jennie Jewett; contralto. Miss Neina Rommeisa : tenor, James B. Goodman ; basso, Raymond T. Eddy. The new choir “ goes into effect” next Sunday. Tbe Ricbings-Bernard troupe will give a con cert at the Union Park Congregational Church on Thursday evening, Slav 4, for the benefit of tbe J. L. Drake Lodge of Good Tcitiplars. The reputation of tbe troupe, as well as tbe excel lence of ths cause to be benefited, oqghfc to se cure a large attaodauce. Mr. W. L. B. Matthews gave bis annual spring concert at Ferry Hall, Lake Forest, last Thurs day evening, which was attended with that large degree of musical success that has always char acterized these vernal occasions. The pupils who took part were the Misses Corliss, Addle Bostock, Georgia Keith, Florence Dcmick, Ka tie Garretsoo, Floy Hinckley, Anna Farwell, Do ra Hansberger, Edna Sweet, and also Miss Kate Douglass. Mr. Emil Liebliug again appeared at the “ Sinfonie Concerto ” of Von Bremer at Berlin on the 22d of March, playing tbe second concer to of Chopin with marked favor. Mr. Liebliug has also played at several minor entertainments with equal acceptability, rendering among other things Polonaise, E fiat, by Liszt; “Eeperan za,” by Goldbeck; and Scherzo, by Kullak. Ho ia now in Weimar, practicing six boars daily, and enjoys tbe oriviloge of eeeing and hearing Liszt almost daily. Mr. 8. G. Pratt is also at Weimar, where bo has lately finished scoring his opera “Antonio.” Tbe Chicago correspondent of the Toronto Globe writes: Chicago ia represented in tbe musical schools of Italy by a very prominent tenor, who as yet has not transmogrified hie name into the toft flowing liquids of that country of “ eternal bine sky,* Mr. A. Hatch used to be in the commission business, and spent bis waking moments pricing butter, eegs, poultry, and cabbage. He woke up one morning convinced that he possessed a phenomenal tenor voice, and made a num ber of his fellow commission merchants believe him. Tney made up a purse, and sent him to Europe. Ho has been studying in Lilian, and recently made his debut at “La Seals ” with immense success. ABROAD. ANOTHER OPERATIC FAILURE. Tbo New York Tribune of the 23th reads the Messrs. Strakosch the following severe lesson : MM. Strakosch annonnee that in consequence of the serious illness of Mr. Tom Earl and Slg. Brignoli the performance of “ Mignoa ” announced for Wednesday evening will not take place. Tho Hclocca season may therefore be considered at an end. We cannot wonder at Us early termination. The only question that perplexed the public ia why it ever was begun. The Strakosch brothers are experienced man agers, and have bad such various opportunities of feeling the public pulse that there ia no excuse for their making grave blunders. Mile. Titiens, singing without any support to speak of, was able to fill the Academy of Music for a short series of nights, be cause we recognized in her one of tho great artists of the age; but how could tbe Strakosch brothers imag ine that we would accept for our nightly amusement what we only tolerated for two or three evenings for tbe sake of Titiens ? Even that noble singer could not have reconciled us to tbe rest of the company after the novelty of her performance bad worn off. She went away Just in time. But Bclocca is a star of a very different infinitude. The outrageous puffery witn which she was announced deceived no one: it rather insjdred the public with a mild sort of resent ment, to be commanded to accept this pleasing young woman at tho beginning of her ctfeer a s the rival of Patti, tho equal of Titiens and Nilsson. She has been received with little more than avil apathy. The world of New York would not go to hear ner even on the first night, and wo believe it will steadily refuse to tolerate any longer these exasperating attempts to pro duce operas without a company. If it is impossible to conduct a season here with some respect for art and some deference to the cultivation of a public which knows a little more than .Oshkosh and Murderer’s Gulch, let us have tbe house closed. PARADISE AND THE PERI IN NEW YORK. Schumann’s “Paradise and the Peri” was given in New York City last Wednesday night by the Oratorio Society. The Now York Tribune savs: “The chorus, under Dr. Damroscli’e lead, gave its share of the performance with ir reproachable spirit, and in general with great correctness. The orchestra was Theodore Thomas’, and we need hardly say that it proved competent to its important task. The solos were given to Miss Ida Huhbell, soprano. Miss Annetta Wentz, mezzo-soprano, Mias Antonia Henno, contralto, Mr. George Simpson, tenor, and Mr. Franz Eemmertz, baritone.* MUSICAL NOTES. Mr. Ullman will visit America in June. Mr. Adolph Neuendorff is proposed as the next conductor of the New York Philharmonic Society. On dit, that after completing her present con cert tour, Arabella Goddard will take up her permanent residence in California. The qnartette for the forthcoming Cincinnati May Festival will consist of Mrs. H. M. Smith, Miss Drasdil, Mr. Bischoff, and Mr. Whitney. Mme. Frezzolini, who was once a celebrated singer, has just married Mr. Yigoreux, a well known doctor. Madame is 67 and Monsieur is 40. Gilmore’s Garden will be opened on the 11th of May. with Offenbach as the conductor of his own orchestra. Over 100 performers will com* prise this immense band. Prof. John K. Paine, of Harvard, has been selected to compose the music for the Centen nial Hymn, written by John G. 'Whittier for the Fourth of July celebration at Philadelphia. One of the new singers in Coveni Garden Theatre, Loudon, where Mr. Gye’s season of Italian opera is already well advanced, is Mile. Procb, the daughter of the well-known com poser. Mias Emma Abbott, tho American singer, will make her debut at the Royal Italian Opera- House, Covent Garden, on Tuesday next, as Mane , in Donizetti’s opera, “The Daughter of the Regiment.” It is stated that next season Mrs. Riobings- Bornard is going to strengthen her troupe with five first-class principal people and six additional members of the chorus, return to the old operas, and raise prices to satisfy the demands of the operatic public. Minnie Hauck, whose engagement was an nounced by Strakosch with such a flourish of trumpets, will not come this spring, nor next fall. She has accepted a seven months* engage ment in Berlin, and on its conclusion will prob ably be appointed Kammersaengerin. The Adelaida Phillipps Opera Company are about to give a short season of opera in Boston. The operas to be given are “ Semiramidc ” and ** La Conerentola,” both by Rossini: •» La Fav orita,” by Donizetti; “Norma,” by Bellini, and “II Trovatore,” by Verdi. Miss Matilda Phil lips and Signora Palmier!, an Italian soprano, are members of the troupe. The Supreme Court of Massachusetts has ren dered a decision in the “BayPsalm-Boos ” case, dismissing the bill in equity brought by the dea cons of the Old South Church in Boston to re cover a particular book at present in the posses sion of the executrix of the late Mayor Sbort leff. Too book in question was printed at Cam bridge. in New England, in IG4O, and is described by Thomas as being “ the first book printed in this country.*’ It is known aa the “ Bay Psalm- Book.” The Thomas Orchestra has been somewhat in creased for tho Philadelphia season, numbering 64 instruments (56 players), namely : 10 first violins, 9 flutes, 2 hautboys, English horn, 3 clarinets, bass clarinet, 2 bassoons, 4 horns, 3 trumpets, 3 trombones, bass tuba, harp, tvmpani. great and small drums, cymbals, and triangle. All the art ists whose faces the public has learned to know so well at the most important desks—Jacobaohn, Arnold, Grope. Baetena, Hemaon, Webner, El ler, Kayaer. Schmitz, Dietz, Capps, and Lock wood—remain in their accustomed places. FINANCE AND TRADE. Maturing Paper Promptly Paid, and Discount Lines Decreasing. The Produce Markets Steadier—Fork and Lard Again Lower. Grain Active—Wheat and Barley Stronger —Oom and Oats Easier. FINANCIAL. There was not much activity among the banka apart from the usual Saturday press of counter transactions, and the applications from the Board of Trade for loans with which to make their settlements. The latter count for little in the aggregate transactions of the banka, as they do not amount to much more than a transfer of obligations from one bank to another. The general demand for accommodations is not large, and is reported in moat cases to be balanced by the accru ing payments on account of paper due. Discount lines are consequently stationary, if not declining. The situation of affairs in the country tends to keep discounts uo. There are numerous calls from the country banas for renewals. Country collections have mended a little, but there is room for a good deal more Improvement. The roads are dry enough in moat places to permit the passage of a good deal more of grain and cattle than has yet been sent forward. Both are still held back on account of the low prices, at which farmers ore un willing to sell. Country trade is temporarily affected unfavorably by this state of affairs. The supply of loanable funds is increasing slowly, but the banks have sufficient employment as yet for their resources. Bates of discount at the banks are B@lo per cent, with concessions to the best of independent borrow ers. On the street rates are 7@lß per cent. Good paper is In demand. New York exchange was sold between banks at 2j@ 50c per SI,OOO premium. The cleariugs of the Chicago banks for the week are reported os follows by Manager D. B. Hale, of the Chicago Clearing-House: Clearings. Balances. .$ 2.W0,777.00 $ 3:n.n.a.7«J , 2,655, 877.60 iil^,6it.7L . 2,038.137.07 2j0.61U.20 . 3,057,372.60 321,931,64 . 3,218,767.63 261. J-30.44 . 3,040,872.07 304.536.74 Date. Monday. Tuesday..., Wednesday, Thursday! Friday... Saturday, Total .1. $18,021,993.77 $1,651,575.49 Corresponding week last year 18,649,140.38 1,602,363.41 GOTEHNSC£,ST BONDS. Bid. Asked. United States 6s of 'Bl 122?* 1223* United States 5-20 a of *65 117** 119 5- of *6s—January and July 118?* 119)* 6- of ’67—January and July 121>* 121)* 5-208 of *6B—January and July 122)* . 122)* 10-408 118)* 118;* United States new 5s of ’SI. United States currency Cs... GOLD AND GREENBACKS. Gold was WX&llVi- Greenbacks were b 9f s '(9BS?£c on tbe dollar in gold. FOREIGN EXCHANGE. Sterling Paris—francs. Germany...., Belgium Holland Switzerland.. Sweden, etc.. Austria........ CITY AND COUNTY BONDS. Bid. Asked. Chlcago City Chicago City 73? ct. sewerage. lUS &lnt Chicago City 7 water loan 105 k inh Cook County 7 ct. bonds (short) 104 Cook County 7 t? ct. bonds (long) 105 West Park 7 ct. bonds North Chicago 7 t? ct. bonds (Lincoln Park) LOCAL STOCKS, Bid. City Bailway, South-Side. 142 City Railway, West Side 143 City Baliway, West Side, 8 cent certificates 102)* k ink. 205 k Ink, City Bailway, KorthSida... . 12J IJ3 Traders* Insurance Co Chamber of* Commerce Chicago Gas-Light k Coke Co. Exposition stock. GOLD, BONDS, STOCKS. ETC, New Tore, April 29.—G01d opened at 112)*, and closed at 112)*, all sales of the day having been at these figures. Bates paid for carrying 2,1)*, 1, and 3 per cent. Loans were also made flat. Governments closed firm. Railroad bonds doll, and without important fea tures this afternoon. State bonds quiet, and prices nominal. Stock speculation was marked by considerable depression, and large amounts of Lake Shore, Michigan Central, Pacific Mall, and Western Union changed bands. The reported illness of Commodore Vanderbilt and talk about competition between trunk lines on passenger fores helped the depression. During the last hour trans actions were large, with an excited market, and the lowest prices of the week were made in most cases, Michigan Central declining to 48*, Western Union to 63 if, Lake Shore to 52*. Erie to 13*. Northwestern preferred to 56*, St. Paul preferred to 62*, and Chios to 15. The market closed active, unsettled, and feverish. • Transactions at the Exchange aggregated 2,33,000 of which 17,000 wore Erie, 78,000 Lake Shore, 9.0 .0 Northwestern, 30,000 Pacific Mail, 7,000 SL Pauls, 6.000 Chios. 43,000 Western Union, and 22,000 Michi gan Central. Following is the weekly bank statement: Loans, decrease, $1,635,200; specie, decrease, sl,- 000,700; legal-tenders, Increase, $1,692,500 ; deposits, decrease, $133,300; circulation, increase, $30,800; re serve, increase, $875,125. Money closed at 3 @3# on call; prime mercantile paper 4* @6. Customs receipts, $187,000. The Assistant Treasurer disbursed $400,000. Sterling exchange, 487*(3489*. «OVZBKUENT BONDS. New 6s 118* 10*40s, reg 117* 10-iOs, coupons 118* .122*. .118 1 .119 i Coupons, ’81... Coupons, ’65... New Currencies... Coupons, ’67 121* j Coupons, ’6B 122* } STOCKS. Western Union 64* N. J. Central. Quicksilver.......... 15* Rock Island,, Quicksilver pfd...... 22 St. Pau1*....., Pacific Mall 20 St. Paul pfd.. Mariposa 7 Wanash Wabash pfd......... 3 Fort Wayne 102 Terre Haute 3* Terra Haute pfd 15 Chicago A Alton 97 Chicago A Alton pfd.lo4 Ohio A Mississippi... 15* Mariposa pfd 7* Adams Express 108 Wells-Fargo 86* American Express... 62 U. S. Express 69* New York Central. ..112* Erie 14* Delaware, A L. & W.103* A.4P. Tel 17 . 23 .138* Erie pfd Harlem Missouri Pacific 13* Atlantic & Pacific pfdlC2* Indiana Central..... 4* Usrlem pfd 133 Michigan Central.... 49* Panama 26* Union Pacific stock.. 64 ( Chicago, B. k Q 11C# Lake Shore 163# ' Hannibal & St. Joe. 113# Illinois Central 94# 1 Central Pac. bonds..loo# Cleveland k Pittsburg 94 Union Pacific bonds.,lo4# Northwestern 40# , U. Pacific land-grant.loo Northwestern pfd.. 60# U. P. sinking fund C., C.. 0. &1... 49 I bonds 01# ■TATS BONDS. Tenceflseo 6s, old.. •. 43 | Virginia Cs, new.. - Tennessee 6s, new... 40# j Missouri Cs., Virginia Cs, old. 33 I COMMERCIAL. The following were tho receipts and shipments of the leading articles of prodace in this city during the twenty-four hours ending at 7 o'clock on Saturday morning: BECEIPTB. 72,360 182,411 37,060. 1,434 6,350 99,230 1,300] 29,000. 630,400) Flour, brls 9,9?5| Wheat, nu...... 68,230 Corn, bn,...* •• 305,060| Oat9,bu~ 82,420 Bye 4,030 Barley, ba 4,100| Grass seed, lbs. 97,125 Flax seed, lbs.. 92,820 Broom corn,lbs 14,u00 Cured meats,lbs 61,900 Beef. brls. Potk, brls. Lard, lbs. Tallow, lbs 13,988 • Butter. Ibs 48,401 Dressed hojza.. 97 Live hogs, No.. 10,041 Cattle, No 2,G88 Sheep, No. 373 Hides B* 136,413 Higbwines, brls 109 Wool, lbs 189,429 Potatoes, bn... 1,130 Coal, tons 2,732 Hay, t0n5...... 40 Lumber, No.ft. 730,009 Shingles, N 0... 400,000 Salt, brls .......... Poultry, 1b5.... 710 Poultry, coops. 10 Game,pkg3.... 1 34,8401 15,610, 16,532 9,911 2,603 1,019 143,121 252 837 3,587' 3,174,000] 7,580,000' 75} 9.110] 1,886 3iO| 588 2471 2,252 ],635 414 Eggß.pkga...., Chocs e,'bxs.... G. apples, brls. Beans, ba. Withdrawn ’ from store on Friday for city con sumption: 1,714 bu wheat, 1,314 bu oats, 5,787 ba barley’. The following grain was inspected into store on Saturday morning: 40 cart No. IN. W. wheat,-IX can No. 2 N. W. do; 35 oars No. 2 spring, 9 cars No. 9 do, 17 cars rejected do (112 wheat); 1 ear jellow corn, 51 cars high-mixed do, 119 cars and 5.000 bn No. 2 do. 11 cars now mixed do, SO cara rejected do, 3 cars no grade do (253 com); 1 car No. 1 oats, 10 cam No. 2 while do, 37 cara and 0,000 bu No. 2 oats, 13 cars re jected (61 oata); 3 cars No. 2 rye, 2 cara No. 2 barley, 3 cara No. 3 do. Total (131 cars), 190,000 bn. Inapectedout: 29,703 bu wheat, 26,532 bn com, 2,322 bu oata, 1,175 bu rye. 3,165 bu barley. The following were the recelnta and shipments of breadatuffa and bve Block at thia point during the past week, and for the correapondmg weeka ending aa dated: April 29, April 22, Mayl, Receipts— 1876. 1876. * 1875. Floor. brla„ 66,518 69,217 65,595 Wheat, bu 197.M2 162,850 112.600 Cora, im 591,990 311,799 1,236,001 Oata. bu 329,812 151,503 201,067 Kye, bn 9,510 1,630 3,133 Barley, bu 31,5«0 11,800 17,970 Dresawl hogs, No 218 291 71 Lire hoys, H 0.,. 63,711 47,323 61,*<74 Shipments— _ „„ flour, brlSeeeee 66,215 51,720 56,251 Wheat, bu 673,37* 369,623 101,799 Corn, bu 836,437 623,841 463,859 Oats, bu 364,870 1*9,037 74,758 Bye. bu 35,556 9.050 1,510 Warier, bu 35.936 22,750 20,345 Cattle, N 0,.., 24,233 18,734 36,814 The following wars the exports from New York for the weeks ending as dated: April 29, April 22, May 1, 1876. 1876. 1875. Flour, brls 9.400 18,602 4,500 Wheat, bu 502,480 619,258 385,000 Corn, bu 91,993 60,581 144,456 A letter from Rochester, Minn., speaking for the whole of the neighboring section, says: “ The pres ent outlook is such as to make us think we will have to hold it (our stored wheat) till the last of May. Prices sre getting so low, and spring work is so far behind, that it is difficult to say when wheat will move from here.” The lake fleet of grain-laden vessels will probably leave on Monday. The Ist of May is the commence ment of the summer insurance season, and rates then will bo lower than previously. The difference between the April and May rates is large enough to make it worth the while of vessel-owners to hold back, espe cially as tbs prospects for lake business after the fifat trip are not by any means flattering. The recent decline in prices of groin, together with low freight rates, have stimulated shippers to activity in a marked degree. The rail movement is now a very large one. Daring the last half of the week now dosed more than 1,030 cars have been chartered for direct shipment to the seaboard for Europe, to say nothing of the grain going to Interior points, and to stop on the seaboard. These rail shipments already reported as arranged for indude over 400,000 bu corn and some 150,000 bu wheat, none of which goes by way of New York. 1 It is interesting to know what New York and Buffa lo will do in legard to the grain-trade this summer. It will be necessary to giro more favorable rail rates from Buffalo to New York than the 7c per bn on com, which la the current quotation, in order to attract grain in that direction, to eay nothing of the elevator charges at Buffalo, which are now very low. Other wise, the through-rail rates remaining as now, the ports of Philadelphia and Baltimore will receive the bulk of the grain going to Europe, and lake freights will again be “flat, stale, and unprofitable” to carriers. . llS's .126^ Tho leading produce markets were much steadier on Saturday, the fluctuations of prices being limited to a much smaller range, and there was more confi dence exhibited, thouch a good deal of property was again offered for sale in some departments. The weather was dull and the air chilly, but that made lit tle difference to the feeling in the markets, as the crop prospects were not regarded as being affected by cloud at this timo. Tha outward movement of grain was fair, and the receipts rather large in comparison with the recent record. Sixty days. Sight. ...489 490 ...516)* 6I2J* ... 95)* 06** ...616* 612)* ... 40?,' 41 ...616)* 612)* In the dry-goods market the clearings were not numerous nor important. Prints were again weak and unsettled, and #c reduction in one or two brands was noted, but otherwise the market was fairly steady. The demand for groceries was fully up to the .expectations of the trade, and a steady and firm feel ing prevailed all around. Of late coffees have been receiving considerable attention, and prices show more stability than for some time previous. Jobbers of dried fruits were fairly busy, both the local and coun try trade ordering freely. Both imported and domes tic varieties showed a good degree of strength. Fish were steady as previously quoted. The coal, wood, bagging, leather, and tobacco markets presented no important new - features. Oils were in fair request, with prices unchanged, except for carbon, which was held #c higher. Lumber was in moderate demand at unchanged prices. Nearly all the Lake Michigan lumber ports are now accessible by vessels, and as more of the mills are starting np the receipts henceforth are likely to be I liberal. Metal tinners’ stock, noils, and iron were in only fair demand and generally steady. Salt was steady at $1.40 for fine. The stock here is much re duced, but liberal receipts by water are expected now that the Straits are op:n. The broom-corn and hay markets were unchanged. Small orders are received daily, and prices are tolerably steady. Wool waa slow and easy. Dealers are closing out the stock of old, prices for some grades of which are some times shaded. The quantity In store Is small, and, if the new season opens late, as some parties think It will, probably little old wool will be carried over. Good hay was again in request and steady. Timothy and clover seed were in good demand and higher, the offerings being small and in the hands of a few parties who refused to sell except at their own figures. Millet and Hungarian were both dull and weak. Poultry waa alow, and eggs in better request at recent prices. k int. 105 & int. k int. IOC k int. 97 & int. 95 k int. Asked. HOG PRODUCTS —Were quiet as compared with the two or three days preceding, though the aggregate of trading was rather large for the season, and prices were again lower on the more speculative articles, — pork and lard. The market was, however, steadier than on Friday. The farther decline was chlofly duo to unfavorable advices from other points, hogs being firmer at the Union Stock-Yards, under smaller re ceipts. The Commercial Bulletin of this city has the follow ing In regard to summer packing: With liberal receipts in bogs, accompanied with a moderate decline In values, packers were enabled to run their houses actively during the week, end the ag gregate packing at this point since the close of the regular season may be estimated at 200.000 bogs. Dar ing the latter part of March and the first half of April the receipts of hogs were no doubt restricted by the extremely bad condition of the roads in the country, and the receipts now are regarded as more liberal than generally anticipated, owing to their uneven distribu tion. At country points, packers generally report quite liberal receipts of hogs, and the packing in some casos exceeds that of last season. The quality of the hogs packed is fair—generally reported slightly better than that of last season. At Cedar Rapids tbe packing aggregates 16.070, against 12,819 to date last season. Tbe packing at Des Moines is reported at 8,500. The Daily Commercial Report and Market Review gives tbe following as the shipment of provisions from this city for the periods named: Pork, Lard, Hams.jShoald’sl Middles, brls. tcs. tcs. lbs. lbs. Week ending I April 37, 1876.. 6.497 6.769 1,035 533.884 5.7M.507 S&mewcek, 1875 3.017 5.13 S 1,771 518.222! 1,120 W 6 Since Nov. 1. *75 161.973 153,158 35,639 33,707.676 200.970.50 U Same time *74-5 18,319 179,0001 46.470 23,681.82/ 174.265.58 l MESS'PORE—Was less active, and declined 25030 c per brl from tbe closing prices of Friday afternoon, under large offerings in proportion to the demand. Sales were reported of 50 brls cash at $21,15; 3,600 brls seller May at $20.75020.85 ; 6,000 tarls seller Jane at $21.00021.15; and 4,500 brls seller July at $21,250 21.22X* Total, 12,050 brls. The market closed tame at $*.0.75021.00 cash, according to weight; $20.75 sell er May; $21.05 seller June; $21.32X021.33 seller July ; and nominally at seller August. Prime mesa pork was quoted at $20,00; and extra prime do at $16.00. Lard— Was active, and declined 17X0200 per 100 lbs, ■ being firm early, and weakening afterwards under rather heavy offerings when Liverpool was quoted Is per 112 Ha lower. Sales were reported of 2,250 tea sel ler May at $13.72X@13.77x; 8,500 tcs seller Jane at $12.82X@12.97X; and 15,250 tcs seller July at $12,950 13.10. Total, 24,000 tcs. The market closed tame at $12.70 cash or seller May; $12.82X012.85 seller Jane ; $12.97X013.00 seller July; and nominally at $13.15 seller August. Meats —Were rather quiet, and averaged about the same as on Friday, though futures were generally held a shade higher, tbe bulk of the offerings having been previously disposed. of. There was little, de mand for shipment. Sales were 100,000 lbs shoulders, seller August, at $9.39; 50 boxes Cnmberiands at ll»kc; 100 boxes long-cut hams (15 and 30 lbs) atllXo; ICO tcs sweet-pickled bams at 12X013c;*200 boxes short ribs at HXOUXo; and 350,0001bs do at $11.16 for May, $11.35 for June, and $11.55 for July. The market closed at the following range of prices: . Shorn- Long Short Short dera. clear. rib. clear. Salted, loose Vi ... ll,v lix 11X Boxed ...,7X 11# nx 11X May Vi 11 IIX ll« June. Va 11X H?a ll‘i July •••••• » lIX 11.X* 11X Bacon, cash. 8 X .... ]£X 12X Long and short clean at ll*£c cash, and seller May, bored; green hams, UX@l2Xc; sweet pickled do,l2X@l3c; Cnmberiands. HXollXc,cashorsell er April; long-cut bams, 13013XC, boxed; bacon .hams, 14015 c. Grease— Was quiet at 6XO&C. BEEF FBODUCXS—Were steady and quiet st $10.50 010.75 for mess, $11.50011.75 for extra mess, and $23.00023.50 for hams. . Tallow—Was quoted at BXOSXe for city, and 8c for country lots. * , • BREADSTUFFS. FLOUR—Was quiet and unchanged. There was little demand except on local account, shippers bold-' ing off. Selien quoted the market as strong as for mer prices, with not much offering. Soles were re ported of 350 brls winters, chUfiy at $6.23; and 3£3* .126* 97?*' as* .... 63* ..... 2* , 83 .101* SHIPMENTS. 1876. 10.422 16,594 43,828 9,586 11,167] 78,677 96,474 34,340 10,664 7,139 220,260 85,423 1,829 1,798,407 67 400 4,475 65,252 21,080 22,050 319,495 309 846 38,900 1,505 302,071 10,790 41,576 8,002 3,783 1,134 132,440 469 4,170 1,920 4,239 4,983 240,850 215 270,460 1,853,332 1,217,000 1,442,500 871,000 1,517 235 1,389 1,004 381 PROVISIONS. brie spring extras, partly at *1.25. Total, coo btla. Tbs market closed steady at the following range „t prices: Choice winter extras, $7210(37.30; common to good do, *5.80@7.10; shipping extras, s42ioa 1.80; good do, *1.95(35.10; choice do. JTi.lOdftiGo patents do, *6.0099.00; Minnesota, *5.00(38.60; spdnj enperflnee, *3.00®3.75; rye floor, t1.2591.37jf. * Bus*—Was In moderate demand, and ruled* stead, at the quotations of the past two or three days, r.i„ were 30 tons at *12.00 on track and free on board cart. Mrnnunos—Sales were mads of 30 tons at fie no _' track. Cons-Slxai—Coarse wag nominal at *17.73318.00 „ track. WHEAT—Was mors sctire, and Irregularly strong er. Seller June adranced about lo from the hichert prices of Friday, while May, and cash lots only im* S roved jtfc, the difference between the two widening ) 2Kc, under a relative pressure to sell grain delirSw able ou the opening of business this week, and mora confidence in the deal for next month. The oublio advices from Liverpool quoted little change; and the private telegrams were conflicting. Some called that market dull and Id per hundred lbs lower, while oth ers reported “ trade strengthened by continental del’ znand for cargoes off coast.’* The Utter was evidently believed by New York parties, as they sent here Urn orders to buy; tne purchases of Friday and Saturday on that account, being estimated by some at folly a million bushels. This demand alone made the market strong er. and the lead was followed by others, which madett active. Shippers took bold rather sparingly, excem of the lower grades, which were in fair The bulk of the wheat to be shloped oS on rail orders bad been purchased previously and there was no disposition to sngagesail room, with - little additional car-room offering. The trading was chiefly for future delivery, and it was stated that local capitalists were picking up the May wheat, probably with the intention to hold it for a few days, and create rn artificial scarcity. Seller June opened at (1.00, sold' at $1.00)/, receded to f 1,00, then sold up to (1.004/, de clined to 99J/C, and advanced to $1.0034 at the Seller May sold at 97)/@9B)tfc, closing at 98j£c. Seller JulysoloatsLol)49l.o2)c, closing at (1.0-jv. No. 2 was quiet at 97»/9980 for regular, and 98k - ra ’ 983% c for gilt-edged receipts, closing at OSJ/e bid. ' sales were reported of 48,400 bu No. 2 spring at 97«rta ; 09)4 0; 15,800 bu No. 3 do at 89c; 1,000 bu do (Centnh at 90@91c; 4,000 bu rejected do at 78-7479)/c, rqqq bu by sample at 93994 c. Total, 69,600 bn. Mevxisota Wheat—Was in moderate request at the recent redaction in prices. Sales were 4,000 bu ■ No. lat $1.14; 10.000 bo No. 2at $1.01; and 1,800 bu fay sample at $1.0501.15. Total, 16,200 bu. CORN—Was less active and steadier, hntiath» . weak, averaging the same aa on Friday, and closing w a . lower. Liverpool waa unchanged, but New York was quoted dull and easier, and our receipts were larger, with only fair shipments. There was only a moderate shipping demand. It would have been larger, soma orders being here, but for the scarcity of rail-freight ' room, all the ears available for a few days having been already taken up; and one order for 100,000 bu was declined, for that reason. The demand for futurs de livery was fair, bat scarcely equal to the offerings in the latterpart of the session, after the receipt of tbs. New Yorkmews. Seller May opened at 46c and do dined to 454/c at the close. Seller June sold at 45)i($' 46c, and seller July at 46J/(347c, both dosing at ths' inside. Seller the month, or regular No. 3. was near ly nominal at 45(345)/c, and gilt-edged receipts of do' sold at 43)i@45*/c, dosing at 45)/c. Cash sales were ’ reported of 11,800 bu high mixed at 45)g(a43l£c; 1,299 bu new do at 44c; 24,400 bu No. 3at bunsw mixed at 42)/c; 8,000 bu.rejected at 4191134 c; 9,600 bu by sample at 40@451/c bn track; and 3,600 bu do at free on board cars. Total, 63,000 fan. OATS—Were fairly active, dosing lower thiii' on Friday lor options, which were freely traded in, chiefly in settlement. The market opened weak under liberal receipts, and in company with other grain ruled steady daring the last hour. The shorts wen engaged in dosing their May deals, and some were changing into June, the latter being at a premlauTof about j*c. Gar-lots of cash oata were firmer at 31(3 3I)/c. The liberal receipts of the past week were off-* set by the shipments, and the stock in store is moving out. room by rail having been reported as engaged Sat- . urday for 150,C00 bu. Seller May opened at 31 j ;c, soon sold at 303£c, and dosed with' sellers at S0)/c. - June sold at 3134 c, down to 30)/c, and dosed at 30)49 • 31c. July brought 32@32Hc. Samples were In fair* request, Sales: 4,000 bn No. 2at 31@31)jc; 6,400 bu by sample at 3f@33c for mixed, 'and 3o@3s)<c for white on track; 12,000 bu do at 33938 a free on board. Total. 16.400 bu. m BYE—Was slow and about #c lower. The offerings • were fair, and there was little inquiry. Sales ; 1,200 bu No. 2at 63@63Jrfc; 400 bu by sample at 66c on track. Total, 1.60 J bu. BARLEY —The market onened dull and weak,.but* the shorts soon took hold, and, the offerings being limit© I. pliers advanced Italic, closing about Is above the closing quotations of Friday. There was . some inquiry for April, and a sale was made at 59c in settlement. Hay opened at 59c. declined to then suddenly advanced to 60c, which w<*s the closing price. June sold at 56&c, and July at 55®*6c, the outside being the closing price. Cash No. 2 sold at 61; 62c, the inside for round lots. The lo'ver grades* were quiet. Rejected was quoted at 34035 c. Cash sales were reported of 15,800 bu No. 2at 61® >2c; 400 bu No. 3at 42c; 400 bu by sample at 90c on track. To-' tal 16,600 bu. CALX, BOARD. Provisions were fairly active, and a shade firmer.' Mess pork closed at $2 1 ».77# for May, and $21,07# for June, with sales of i;JMW brls at the above prices. Lard closed at $12.85 for June and $13.00 for July. Sales 3.500 tes at $12.97#®13.00 for July, and SUBf • for June. Shoulders were active, sales being made of lbs at $7.37# for May, and $7.C3#®7.C5 for June, TELEGRAPH! MARKET REPORTS FOREIGN MARKETS. Sperial&uvatch (o The Chicago 7Vftu*i«. Liverpool, April 29—11:30 a. m.—Flour—Nou 1* 24s 7d; No. 2,22 a 6<L Grain—Wheat—Winter, No. 1,9 s 10d; N0.2,9s W;; spring. No. 1,9 s Cd; No. 2,8 s; white, No. 1, 9alod;' no. 2, 956<2; clnb. No. I,loa sd; No. 2,9 s ICd. Corn, No.l, 2Gs3d; No. 2,265. Provisions—Pork, 83s 6d. Lard, 595. Liverpool, April 29—2:30 p. m.—Provisions—Pork, 83s. Lard, 58s. Liverpool, April 29.—Evening—Bread stuffs— California white wheat, average, 9s 6do9s lOd; do club; 9s 10d@10K 6d; red Western spring, No. 2to No.. 1, Bs@9s Cd; winter red Western, No. 2to No. 1,9 s 6d‘ 09s Id. Flour—Western canal, 22s 6dft2ls. Com—, New Western mixed, 269026 s 3d; old doT 295. Oats— American, 3so3s 6tL Barley—American, 8s 6<L Pe*! 37s. Clover-Seed— American. C3e@C99. Provisions—Prime mess pork, 83s; prime me®*, beef, 1873, Lard—Anfericon, 58a. Bacon—Long clear,. 535; short dear* 55s 3cl. . ; Tallow—Fine American. 41s 3d. Spietts Petroleum—SsQSs 3d ; refined petroleum. Ils3d©lla6d. ' Linseed Oil—23a 6d, : Besin—Common, 4s 9d; pals do, 16s. Spirits Turpentine —245. . . Cheese—Fine American, 60s. London. April 29—Evening.—Consols—Honey aad. account, 05 7-16. American Securities—’6sa, 103 V; *67s. 40s, WTJf; new 6s, 10CK: New Xork Central, 101 i Erie, 13; Erie preferred, 21. • • Sugar—No. 12, Dutch standard, spot, 21s 6d023i; afloat, Paris, April 29.—Rentes—105f Be. Frankfort, April 29.—United States 55,i02. . : Antwerp, April 29.—Petroleum—123,„ NEW YORK PRODUCE MARKET. New York, April. 29.—Floor—Slightly inbayenK favor; receipts, - 7,900- brls; superfine State andWesfti em, $4.1004.50; common to good extra, $4.9005.20; good to choice, $5.2505.70; white wheat extra, $3.79 @7.75; extra Ohio, $4.9007.00; St. Louis, $3.2009.00; Minnesota patent process, $0.5009.50; No. 2,53.00@ 3.75. Bye flour quiet but steady at $4.7505.15. Corn-Meal—Quiet and steady; Western, $2,7603&t* Grain—Wheat—Receipts, 98,000 bu; lees active; spring unmerchantable, 90c; No. X spring, $1.28 @190; No, 2 Chicago spring, $1.180L2O; No. 3 Chicago noth-' inal $1.0901.12; amber Western, winter, $1.32 X» No.’ 2 Milwaukee, 1U901.21X; No. S Milwaukee, SIO2O 1.13; white Weetemfsl.34; amber Michigan, old, la store, $1.43. Bye quiet; State, 92095 c; Western, 89 087 c; Canada in bond, 00091 c. Barley quiet and firm; No. 2 Bay, sl.lO. Malt quiet and unchanged. Com—Receipts. 75,000 bu; moderate business; mixed no grade, 59^@G0c; do steamer, 64c; ungraded. 65@ C6c: Western mixed, in settlement, 6Gc. Oats—Be* oeipts, 36,000 bu; mixed Western and State, 37046 c J white Western and State, 46053 c. >Ja Hat—Firm and unchanged. Hops—Quiet: Eastern and Western, 10016 c; New York State, 12018 c; Calafomla, 15013 c, Groceries—Coffee quiet and unchanged. SugaS quiet; fair to good refilling. 7 9-ICOII 13-lCc; prim* 7Jioßc; refined steady. Molasses—English 35045 c; Porto Rico, 40055 c. Bice—Dull and unchanged. Petroleum—Dull and unchanged; quiet and easier; crude, Btfc; refined, 13j£014e. Tallow—Firmer at BX'*BJ*c. Strained Besin—Steady at $L7501.80. Spirits Turpentine—Dull at 35035X0* • Egos—Heavy; Western, 14X015X0. Leather—Heavy; hemlock sole. Buenos Ayres and Bio Grande light, heavy, and middle weights, 21024 o; California and common do, 21023 c. Wool—Dull and unchanged. Provisions—New mesa pork, $21.60021.75; May# $21.50; July, $21.95, -Beef unchanged Cut meats— Western, quiet; sweet pickled ham", 13o; long clear middles. Western,. I2#c; do, city, 12Vc. lard— Prime steam, $13.25, closing at $13.20; May, $13.17X8 13.20; June, 513.32X@13.42X. Butter—Unsettled: very new Western, 10028 c. I Chkese—Quiet at 5012 c. Wmskt—Steady at sl.ll. " , Metals—Manufacturing copper steady; new sheet* ing, 31c: ingot, lake, steady at 220250; pig iron quiet and unchanged; Russia sheathing, 12c in gold. Nails—Quiet; cut, horse shoe No, 8,20026 c. ... The Milwaukee Sentinai says: “We have faith to believe that the people of the South District of Chica* go have enough self-respect to retire Mr. Caulfield (0 privata life at the close of his present term.” NOTICE. Dice of,lie County Treasnrsr ml Comfy Collector COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS. i Office oaliortli Dearborn-*between ani , Chicago, April 28, 1878,. Police is hereby given that currency only will be re* ceived in psymeut of taxes; but any person wishing to pay by certified check, check, or draft moat leave his receipt tin til the same is paid by the bank on which » is drawn, when the receipt will be sent by mail or the party suy call for is. ' • L.C.HUOK, County Treasurer*

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