Newspaper of Chicago Daily Tribune, June 4, 1876, Page 13

Newspaper of Chicago Daily Tribune dated June 4, 1876 Page 13
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AMUSEMENTS. “Bose Michel” and Eose Eytinge as They Appear at Hoole/s. Thi flay Constructed on a Classical Model _lts Bents and Defects. I'he Marvelous Acting of Miss Eytinge. Performances for the Coming: Week. Reception to Carl Wolfsohn— Apollo Club Concert— Eichheim. Blanche Tucker’s Dehut—Theo dore Thomas’ Difficulty—- Operatic Notes. THE DRAMA. CHICAGO. THE TWO ROSES. I'Rose Michel” ana Hose Eytinge are worthy ol further observation and remark. In The Xamosß ol Tuesday was told the story ol the day, and some of the beauties and demerits of lie performance were barely indicated. Let us now examine the drama and the acting more, closely. “Bose Michel" has been huilt on a classical model. The spirit and genius of Eacine pervade o ne motive controls the action; one place dlows it scope; one brief period of time em braces it. A study of the manner in which these three unities are preserved will give a rencral idea of the spirit of the play. The rao avc is a mother’s love, which, in the cireum- Uances of the play, becomes a fierce, unscrupu lous passion. Opponents of woman suffrage lakes certain pleasure in saying thatworaen taveno sense of justice; that their moral nature, Indeed, has been dwarfed by the peculiar posi tion of dependence which they occupy. Cases like those of Mrs. Belknap and Miss Sweet have icca died to show the obtuseness of women to mdhuuy prindples of business honesty. Neither Mrs. Belknap nor Miss Sweet, it has been said, seemed to be aware that there was t my enormity in receiving, or giving, orpromisingtogive, bribes. We do not pro pose to discuss in this place the soundness or hollowness of these arguments; that does not come within the province of dramatic critidsra. What we do desire to notice is the fact that this magnificent heroine, lloae Jlidid, is represented asteingfull of tenderness and affection, unsel fish, possessed of indomitable will, truthful and anxious to do right; and yet she lacks the in tellectual faculty which alone can Inform her moral nature what is just and what is uujust. She does not even make the effort to decide be tween the right and wrong of it. Being a crea ture of sentiment, she proceeds on strictly sen grounds. The child she loves would be distressed if her marriage should be brokeu oil, and rather than have this happen Hose 2Tuhd deliberately consigns a nobleman, her friend, an innocent man. to die an ignominious death on the scaffold. In the end, it Is true, she abandons her daughter, denounces her hus band, and saves the condemned man; but it is passion and impulse, not prepared resolution, which urge her to the avowal. The singleness of aim in Hose Mchd will he apparent to any one who shall see the play in an intelligent way. Everything is made subordi nate to the main purpose of exhibiting the power of a mother’s love. For this reason, it is evident, the murder docs not take place upon the stage. A life-aud-death struggle in the sec ond act would not only he an anti-climax, but also a serious diversion from the line of action hud down by the author. Hose JificJid would, for the time, be forgotten; the interest would cluster about her guilty husband; audtbeplay would degenerate into a vulgar detective story. .Afterwards, the broken thread might be caught up, but the play as a work of art would be de- Bt Aaoli*er piece of fine workmanship is found la the subsidiary motive, if we may cad it so, famished by the friends of the nobleman con demned to deallu They believe Hose can con vict her husband, if she will; and they entreat her to pity the mother of the innocent noble man, to remember what it is for a mother to suffer, to think of her own child, and be merci ful. These allusions to her own child, instead of having the effect intended, make Hose_ im pervious to all prayers. Why should her dear daughter suffer, she argues, in order to save the child of another woman? No. May God visit His wrath upon her, but she will never be the instrument of handing her beloved child over to the tortures of disappointed love. The work ing of Hose's mind under these contrary forces is verv subtle; aud we think the dramatist s de lineation of it is truthful aud spirited. Even Moullnet, if he were given a chance, would heighten the effect of tne principal ac tion, In obedience, probably, to a depraved popular taste, Mvuiinet has been made a comedy part; but if half-a-dozen sentences, presumably mtcrlopated by the actors, and two absurd mock-heroic songs were omitted, the character would possess only a deeply-pathetic interest. What there ran be to laugh at in a poor witling, who for want of appropriate objects to bestow his affections upon has made companions and friends of dogs and cats, and such small deer, •we cannot perceive. Jfoulinet, in the hands of Willie Scvmour, and doubtless in those of otu art Robson, is undoubtedly at times a funny fellow; but he is not constitutionally funny; be has it only on the outside, like a circus clown. The position of this J foulinet, without father or mother, a waif astray upon the broad ocean of life, wanting even the wit to save him seli, forms a fine contrast to the sit uation of Hose Michel's daughter, who Is overwhelmed with * the burden of love she sustains. We should like to see MouUnet once treated in the right spirit. Thougn be would be less popular with the ignorant por tion of an audience, he would, if represented by a master-actor, win the heartsof those whose good opinion is alone worth having. It is said that George Fawcett Rowe is the author of this part of J (oxdinet. If so, he deserves credit for a fine bit of work. lie is not too old,- cither, to play the part as it ought to be played. The time and place of the play are worthy a moment’s consideration. The time appears to be not above a few days, or weeks, at the most. The first three acts occupy a day each. Ihe fourth act may proceed on thefourth day, or alter ihe lapse of a few days; but in any event it in cludes only an hour or two, scarcely more tune than is occupied in the representation. Inc fifth act is much the same in this respect as the fourth. The place throughout is the City of Paris. One act passes outside the mansion ol the Count de one inside, two the bouse of Pierre Mc)ik, and one in the prison. The movement of the play* it will have been observed, is condensed and direct. It is singu larly deficient In variety. The mother s love has grasped it In every scene. The parts of it could almost be represented in an algehrmc equation or a geometrical proposition. It moves in straight lines, all of which pe nicely proportioned and closely drawn. Warmth or aeptbof coloring it has not; it belongs to the department of sculpture rathar than to thatoi painting. Dull, cold marble is the material from which it n«s been constructed; and the result is a noble figure—just one— embodying a beautiful ideal. It is scarcely necessary to ob serve that this Is not the method of Shakspeare and Moll ere; it is the method of Voltaire, Dr. Johnson, and a whole tribe of inferior Engllsn writers in the last century. But the method, such as it is, been admirably pursued, and ihe consequence of it is a play that is not only classical in Its spirit but Interesting in its devel opment and stage-life. TTTR ACTING IN “BOSE MICHEL*” Not much can be said in addition to what has already appeared in Tee Tbibdke in praise of Miss Rose Eytinge. There has been no actress of her age in this city for many years who can be called her equal. Charlotte Cushman, Ris tori, Janauschck might surpass her In many parts, and bo called her superiors in the profes sion, but none of them could play this part of Jiou Miehd as she does, and it is a question whether In the end she will not pluck laurels from them all. She has the genius and the in dustry to take rank with the actors and actresses of historical fame; and, unless we are greatly mistaken, she will eventually do it. She is no longer young, nor is she old, but has just ar rived at the full maturity of her powers. Her success in this instance is due to no extrinsic ad ‘ vantages. She wears the coarse dress of.anjnn keejxir’s wife. After the first act, shediscards tonga and powder, and fact stained and swollen with tears. She is no beauty them She is merely a poor inn-keeper’s wife, who loves her daughter passing well. In the more agitating scenes, her limbs tremble, her lip quivers, her voice itself seems to weep, her eyes roam restlessly about; she is a woman tom by distracting emotions. She acts all the time, and with her whole being. That wonderful soul power which cannot be described or transferred; which no assiduity can teach another or study learn to express; which is the direct gift of God to His favored creatures—this, after all, is the conspicuous quality of Miss Eytinge’s acting. It is the genius born with her, far more than her patient study, that has made her what she is. Those who have seen her in this play will not soon forget the scene with her husband, when she forbids his selling their daughter to shame; that in which she threatens to denounce him as a murderer, and is constrained by the innocent caresess of her child from carrying outlier inten tion; that in which she witnesses the arrest of the Count de Vernay, and. with out saying a word, expresses her anguish of spirit, and her half-formed resolution to tell the truth and save the Count; that in which she tests her daughter, to see whether it will be possible to break oil the proposed marriage, and many others, indeed, it is useless to specify the fine points of Miss Eytinge’s acting, for she holds the attention and interest of the spectator every instant she is on the stage, and no actress could do more. It would be wasting powder on small game to speak at length of the other members of the company. Mr. Studley, who plays Pierre Michd, may form an exception to this judgment. His acting Is well conceived and executed throughout; and, strange to say, is more remarkable for what he refrains from doing than for what he docs. The temptation to overact the part of a miser and murderer is strong, and when we say that Mr. Studley does not do this, and at the same time is always forcible and intelligent, we have awarded him high praise. , NOTES AND ANNOUNCEMENTS. Mr. Robert McWadewlll piny Hip Van Winkle at Wood’s Museum this week. The music at Hooley’s keeps up to the high standard established some weeks ago by NLr. Stevens, Mr. Eichheim, and other performers. This evening u Little Mac,” the minstrel, will benefit by a performance at # the New Chicago Theatre. The full minstrel troupe, a number of localoctors, and the boy tragedian, will ap pear. An entertainment, consisting of recitations by Mr. A. P. Burbank and Mrs. Hastings, and music by the Oriental Quartette, will be given at the New Chicago Theatre this afternoon. Admission 15 cents. Mr. Hooley’s benefit, to take place next Sat urday, will be one of the events of tbe season. James O’Neil, W. H. Crane, Miss Hawthorne, aud many others, will assist. Particulars will be given in future issue. Rose Michel ” continues to be the attrac tion at Hooley’s Theatre. The full Union Square Company, including Charles Thorne, Stuart Robson, Kate Claxton, aud Marie Wil kins will be here next week. The special attraction at the New Chicago Theatre this week will be Mr. Pat Rooney, who established a reputation here some months aj;o and became a popular favorite. The minstrels are gaining on the public, The Tribune is glad to announce. THE OUTER WORLD. GREEN-ROOM NOTES. Mr. McKee Rankin and bis wife, Miss Kittic Blanchard, will join the forces at the Philadel phia Chestnut next season. Kate Field is trying to work her way up on the stage and serve as London correspondent of the Is cw York Herald at the same time. A new drama by Ernest Blum, author of “Rose Michel,” was to have been produced at the Porte St. Martin, Paris, at the end of last month. M. Octave Feuillet is writing a new comedy for the Comedie Francaise, which is to he pro duced next season, and which is at present en titled “L’lnconnuc.” Miss Katherine Rogers sailed for Europe on Saturday, and will return in the fall, having been engaged as leading lady in a New York theatre,— probably the Union Square. Early in .Tune will be brought out, in Loudon, Mr B. L. Farjeon’s domestic drama, founded on his own story called “Bread and Cheese and Kisses.” The principal character will be played by Mr. Henry Neville. Judicious critics in Washington say that Miss Mary Anderson lias stdl to traverse a long and weary wav before she can be called a great actress. ‘They all, however, concede to her re markable native power and physical qualifica tions for the stage. , Bret Hartc’s new play will introduce a char acter new to the stage—a Virginian with the dialect peculiar to the “fust families.” The actor who plays the part will have hard work to discriminate between this dialect and that of the Southern negroes. * The phenomenal depression in Philadelphia theatricals has not been interrupted. “Old Heads and Young Hearts” was presented by the excellent company at the Chestnut. Lucille Western slaved at the Walnut. A division of the Yokes ‘Family, was at Mrs. Drew’s Arch Street Theatre. The Kiralfys continued the run of “ Around the World in Eighty Days ” at their Alhambra Palace. At the Opera Lyriquc, late Gaite, in Pans,two weeks ago. there tool, place the first representa tion of M. Leconte de Lisle’s “Ennnyes.” The author is well known for his translations from the Greek poets, and in this drama, in verse, he depicts the crime of Clylemnestra and the ven geance of Orestes with considerable fidelity to the original authors. The managers, with a wise caution, announced beforehand that the piece could only run three days, as many of the leading actors had other engagements. At Edwin Adams’ benefit in San Francisco, Friday week, John McCullough played Saszle and the beneficiary Charles Courtley. Charles Fechter filled an engagement at the California Theatre last week, appearing in “The Corsican Brothers” and “Monte Christo.” Monday ni"ht. George Bignold appeared as Henry V. at AVade’s Opera-House, thus anticipating the dehut of Lawrence Barrett in the same charac ter at the California Theatre this week. The scenery at Wade’s, it is said, is magnificent. Madame Amonid-Plcssy has said good-by for ever to tiie Comedie Francaise. Her farewell representation was really a solemn and touching spectacle. At the age of 09, m perfect health and in the full plenitude of her powers, she quitted the stage of which she had been the or nament for over forty years. She was oripually hailed as the legitimate successor to Mademoi selle Mars, to whom she was distantly related, and her departure breaks one of_the few. ie maining lints that still unite the r rcoch sta_e of the present with the grander traditions of the past. Edwin Booth and MeVicker’s company were at Buffalo last week; the Oates Comic t Opera Troupe at Indianapolis; .Maggie Mitchell at Detroit and elsewhere; Anna Dickinson on the New England dreuit: Salsbury s Troubadours at Cincinnati; John T. Raymond and Sothem at Albany, N. T., and other Eastern cities, the Yokes Family and Katie Putnam at Boston; Daly’s Fifth Avenue Company in “ Pique ” and the “ Big Bonanza ” at Milwaukee; George Fawcett Rowe in “Brass,” and George Honey in “Ourßovs,” at Providence, Hartford, and other New England dties. Lawrence Barrett benefited by a matinee per formance at Booth’s Theatre, New lork, Wednesday. Joseph Wheelock, CharlesThorne, E. L. Davenport, Milnes Levick, and Miss Sara Jewett were among the volunteers. The fol lowing afternoon Bijou Heron had *abenoht at the same place, her mother, Miss Jewett, and Mr Stevenson assisting. Montague, the beau tiful is to have a benefit at the Union Square Theatre U>morrow aft™ Ther« Wn Mice'nlaved The Mighty ” at" Wat “Pique” continued in its “last nights” at Daly’s, 44 Uncle Tom’s Cabin,with Mrs. Howard as Topsy, wasthcattraction at the Park. wTllack’s s company rendered “ London Assur ance ” at the Brooklyn Theatre- MUSIC. AT HOSTS. THE nEETHOVEN UEDXIOW. The Beethoven Society closed its season last Friday evening with a reunion, at its rooms, with the following programme: Beethoven Sonata, for piano and violin, in A minor, by Messrs Wolfsohn and Lewis; Mendelssohn’s “Varia tions Serieuses” In D minor, by Mr. N.Ledo chwosky; “MorceanxCharacterlstques” of Pop ncr bv Messrs. Wolfsohn and Eidiheim; and the , Schumann trio in D miner, op. 63, by Messrs. Wolfsohn, Lewis, and Eiclihciui. The sonata belongs to the minor works of Beethoven, and. fluelv played. Mr. Lcdochowsky’s number was an original theme of Mendelssohn s, with some sixteen beautiful variations upon the same, and all different in character. Mr. LcdochowsKy made a decided impression upon his auditors. His playing was very satisfactory, ana was marked throughout bv the delicate finish given to it* the thorough grasping of the meaning of THE CHICAGO TRIBUNE: SUNDAY. JUNE 4, 1876-SIXTEEN PAGES. the composition, and by poetic coloring and phrasing. The Popper number was played at the last reunion, and took the audience so by storm that it had to be given again Friday even ing. Tiie Schumann trio, second only to the B flat trio of Beethoven, was a fitting finale to the work of the season. Miss Lizzie Hoync sang a song of Mendels sohn’s, “The Violet,” and “ O Lucia, die quest auima,” from Donizetti’s “ Linda,” m a very acceptable manner. She has made marked improvement since wo last heard her. Her voice is much stronger and her method of execution much better than formerly. Miss Ella A. White sang two Italian songs of Raff, entitled “Non son rose senza spine” and “Felice notte, Marietta.” Al though sung in the German language, they have an Italian flavor, and It seems as if Raff had attempted to copy the Italian canzonette style, in which he succeeded admirably. These arias arc new, and were excellently given. The reunion was more successful and more enjoy able, both musically and socially, than any for mer one. THE WOLFSOHN RECEPTION. The week which has just closed has been of the farewell sort in musical matters. The Ger many Military Band has given three or four farewell concerts, with fair financial success, and the Beethoven Society closed its doors with a pleasant reunion on Friday evening. Yester day afternoon the Musical College gave a com plimentary reception to Mr. Carl Wolfsohn at Standard Hall, upon which occasion the follow ing programme was performed: 1. Sonata—(Piano and violoncello) Rubinstein Messrs Wolfsohn and Elchheim. 2. Song—“ Die Nonne” Sclmbert Mrs. 0. K. Johnson. 3. Fantasia-stuck... Bargiel Mr. Stampofsty. 4. “Licheslled”—(Schumann) Miss Hannah Greenebaum. 5. Song— “Sudiander'a Nachtliod”, Mr. James Gill. 6. Sonata Pnthctiqne... Beethoven Miss Fanme Blumenfeld. 7. March Indienne—(“L’Africafne”) Liszt Miss Emily Hart. 8. Songs— 4 ‘TheMessenger,” “Theßing,” “ily Joys” Chopin Mrs. 0. K. Johnson. 0. Trio—B flat major, op. 97 Beethoven Messrs. Wolfsohn , Lewis, and Eichheim . THIS WEEK the season will.fairly close with the extra Apollo Club Concert, which promises to be tbe crown ing feature of the season’s work. We need not say a word to urge people to attend this concert, os already nearly every seat in tho hall is sold. Financially, it will prove a splendid testimonial to Mr. Tomlins, and one which he richly de serves. Musically, it promises well, apart from the two great soloists, Miss Cary and Mr. Mills. A mixed chorus will sing on this occasion, and will give a fair test of Mr. Tomlins’ ability in drilling a chorus of this kind. The programme spesks for itself. It is made op with admirable taste, especially in its illustration of part-music. It is us follows: PART I. 1. the Bee Sucks” Ame Q Ja. “Rest, Dearest, Rest” Kucken **• (6, “The Happiest Land” Qatton The Apollo Club. (a. “Des Abends” Schumann 3. •< b, “Tarantellc” Chopin ( c. * 4 Splnnerlied ” (Wasner) Liszt Mr. S. B. Mill*. . Ja. “Breathe Soft ye Winds" Wcbbe \l. “Summer Son;:” Benedict 5. “Pieta! Pieta! ” (“11 Profcta”)..Meyerbeer Jilts Annie Louise Cary. 6. “Judge Me, O God” Mendelssohn taut n. 7. “AShadow” “ Gollenick 8. “You Spotted Snakes”., Macfarren Chorus of Ladies. Q Sa. Elude op. 25 Chopin i 6. Rhapsodic Hongrolsc, No. 10 Liszt J (r. S Ji. Mills. ia i«. ** While*! he Bright Sun” Byrd 10 ‘ Ib. “Hunting Song” Benedict 11. “Non Conosci, ilbel Sual” (“Mig non”) Thomas Miss Annie Louise Cary. 12, “Sing Ye to the Lord” Handel [Double chorus from * 4 Israel in Egypt. ”] THE EICHHEIM CONCERT. The testimonial concert to Mr. Eichheim, the excellent ’cellist, will be given on Tuesday even ing at Standard Hall, with the following pro gramme : Trio—Piano, Clarionet, and 'Cello Beethoven Messrs. Wolfsohn , Lebrun , ana Eichheim. Scenaand Aria,—from “Dor Freischutz”..Weber Miss Brendel. Concerto for'Cello.; Golterman Mr. Eichheim. Ballade— 44 DcsSanger* Finch” Esser Mr. James Gill. •nt c i < rt. TWO etudcS. ) rhnnin Piano Solo \ bm Berceuse. f Chopin. Mr. Carl Wolfsohn. Valso dc Concert... Arditl Miss Brendel. Trio—Piano, Violin, and'Cello Bargiel Messrs. Wolfsohn, Lewis , ana Eichheim. VESPER SERVICE. There will be vesper services at St. Paul’s First Universalist Church this evening, Mr. William H. Cutler, organist of the church, will be assisted by Prof. A. J. Creswold, of Unity Church. Following Is the programme: 1. Voluntary (Battista) ......Organ 2. Benedictus... Mercaduntc 3. O, Rest in the Lord - ....Millard 4. Bonum Est ■ ■’■■■ Mosentlml 5. Response G. Hvmn ....Warren 7. Offertoire— Allegretto, Seventh Symphony, played by Prof. Creswold llajrdn S Hymn..... Congregation 9* Postludum, “Priest’s March" Mendelssohn CORRECTION. We cheerfnßy give place to the following cor rection. fJe Editor of The Tribune. Chicago, June a.—Among the pieces of organ music marked “new here" in last Sundays TmnCNK. I find two or three errors. Bach s Trio Sonata, No. I, was played by S. N. Pendeld at one of the concerts in CentenuryChurch Nov. 20, 1809, and by Diullev Bud: in his recitals, in June, 1870 and Dec. 19, 1870. Mendelssohns Organ Sonata, No. 1, was played by Pcnileld in Centenary Church concert, Sept. 11, 1809. Mendelssohn’s fourth Sonata was played by Buck in June, 1870, and Oct. 11. 1870. It was previously played by Creswold. at a Centenary, the date of wliich Icannotnowflnd. TheThiciC Conccrt eatz in C minor was played by Buck in Ins recital in June. 1870, and also by the same at the opening of the First Congregational organ, July S, 18,0. Buck played all the Mendelssohn sonatas here cs cept the Sixth, which was played by Creswold. Buck also introduced the Thiele Variation* in A '' W. S. B. Mateews. MR. BI3CHOPF recently appeared as Jlfoi in “ Dcr Frcischuetz ” in Buffalo, and Mrs. Imogcno Brown as Agatha. A Buffalo paper says of them: Mr Bischoff sang the part of 3Tax splendidly: his resonant tenor voice rang ont in solos and concerted pieces, adding new interest to all tiie scenes he was in. Be is entirely satisfactory in the part as a singer, but a little more practice as an actor will improve him dramatically. He also looks well ou the stage, which Is a good deal. . . For a lady who ha* made few appearances on the lyric stage, Mrs. Brown acts with.remark ableeue and aplomb. The part of Agatha, how ever. requires little in a dramatic way, bat calls for all the powers and compass of a good soprano voice, and a certain purity of style is imperatively demanded by the music. Mrs. Brown was un fortunately affected by the change of climate, from the warmth of New York to the coolness of “ ice-in-thc-lakc” of Buffalo, which prevented her from doing herself entire justice; hut the hoarseness was only apparent in her lower notes, her upper ones being given with dearness and great expression. She sang the Scene and Fra?" er” remarkably well, and her true intonation told finely in the concert music. local miscellany. Emil Liehling is now in Weimar, winning gold en opinions, and will be back in Chicago next fall. Mr. S. G. Pratt, now in Berlin, has written an anniversary overture for orchestra, which is well spoken of. The Chicago Musical College baa succeeded In engaging u celebrated Italian vocal teacher named Eliodoro de Campi, who wfll begin with the September term. On account of the great demand for seats at the Apollo Club Concert on Thursday evening next, the management have arranged to add a large number of extra chairs, which will ac commodate those with good scats who have de layed buying tickets until this time. Among the names of promising music stu dents in Europe, we begin to see with some fre quency that of Miss H- H. Glenn, of this city. But most notices of this young songstress are in error in classifying her among Wartel's pupils. She took a few lessons of that maste% but is now a most devoted and enthusiastic disciple of Madam Viardot, under whom she is at present studying the role of Leonora in “La Favorita.” A word to the management of the Beethoven Society. Why not repeat the performance of “ Elijah!” With thcadvantage of having given It once in public, and with a rehearsal or two, a fine performance of it might be secured. As it is now out of the regular season of the Society it could be given for the benefit of the general public, which has not yet had an opportunity of hearing it, and thus be made to yield something for the treasury- of the Society. Would it not be a graceful thing to give it as a testimonial to Mr. Wollsohn himself ( The friends of Mrs. Clara Von Klcnze, a Chi cago musician of fine abilities, have arranged to rive the lady a benefit concert, to take Rlaocon the 12th inst., at the First Methodidl CnliKh. ilra. Von KJ onge was for many years a pupil of Theodore Knllak, who.te known as the finest teacher on the piano in Germany. The pro gramme will embrace many fine selections, and n the concert the following local musicians will take part: Mrs. Hershey, Mrs. Klauss, Mrs. Von Klenze: Messrs. Alonzo Hatch, Carl Wolf sohn, H. C. Eddy, Lewis, and Eichheim. Tickets are now for sale at Root & Sons’ and Lyon & Heoly’s music-stores. ABROAD. THE OTHER SIDE. The first reports from Miss Blanche Tucker’s (Mile. Rosavelle) debut were quite rosy. The London Athenaeum, which is a standard musical authority, says something on the other side* Its critic writes: On the 15th of April Mile. Rosavelle essayed * * Traviata, ” and the opera, with her, has been given thrice; hut the state of the houve on the last occasion established the fact that her Violetta is not accepted by the general public.—inch a eight as the empty boxes ana stalls exhibited could not be mis interpreted. On the 2d of May Mies Abbott’s tnm came; she has not been heard of since. In the irospective arrangements advertised up to the 20th here is uo mention of her reappearance. The con clusion may be safely drawn that the system of in troducing utter novices at tbe highest-pneed theatre in tbe world will not be tolerated. Two of the debutantes are from America, and attention bos been called to the influx of young girls from the United States into the conservatoires of Italy, with a view to being trained to be prime donne. The possession of anything like a fine voice suffices to secure mere students debuts generally at obscure opera-houses, but sometimes at theatres in cities of some pre tensions; such as Florence, for instance. If any of these American aspirants have friends, or hack ers with long purses, a triumph in some principal >art is easily purchased, and the London musical ; ournals arc inundated with glowing reports and criticisms in tbe Italian papers. It has, however, sometimes occurred that there are conflicting claims between the partisans of debutantes, and their dis sensions have led to most curious exposures in tho American press, one of which before us vividly describes what the writer terms the ‘ ‘ pernicious habit of buying debuts, carried to an alarming ex tent in Italy,”—it is added, that the price of a de but varies from 500 to 5,000 francs. An appear ance in London, if only for a single night, can he turned to good account. It is for the two Impre sarios of the Royal Italian Operaand of Her Majes ty's Opera to discountenance this American prac tice, which has been started and Is still carried on In Italy. * .Liszt .Eseer THE THOMAS DIFFICULTY. The following card from Mr. Thomas’ lawyer, printed in the Philadelphia papers, explains the difficulty which led to the suspension of the performances on Saturday last: No. 528 Walnut Street, May 29, 1876.— T0 ihe Editors of the Evening Bulletin: A state ment In one of the morning papers concerning Mr. Theodore Thomas and the difficulty at Broad and Master streets is so grossly unfair and unjust to that gentleman that Ihcg the favor of space in your columns for Its correction. Mr. Thomas has no unfulfilled obligations to tho public. Ills duty to itbcstns and ends in tbe preparation and presenta tion - of exceptionally attractive programmes, through the medium of the finest orchestra in the world. His contract with the “Forrest Man sion Hotel Company” for the concerts at Broad and Master streets was for weekly performances, at a certain rate of compensation, aud a share In tbe net profits. On Thursday of last week one of the officers of the Company informed Mr. Thomas that if the receipts for the ensuing week, ending on June 1, were not greater than those of the preceding week, the Company would be unable to pay him for the services of his orchestra. Act ing upon my advice, Mr. Thomas thereupon im mediate! v insisted that n guarantee should he given him that* the money should be forthcoming at the proper lime, or the contract would be at an end. No Tawver will dispute the soundness of this ad vice and the propriety of Mr. Thomas’ action. The Company declined to give such a guarantee, and Mr. Thomas refused to appear. From this it is plain that such grievance as the public may have m the matter is because of the action of the Com pany, and not of Mr Thomas. Very respectfully yours, Robert D. Coxe, Attorney for Mr. Theodore Thomas. OPERA. IN LONDON. The London Athenaum of the 20th gives the following summary of performances at Her Majesty’s: Signor Verdi's “ Traviata ” was repeated on the 13th Inst., Bellini’s “ Sonnambula' f on the 15lh and 10th. Mine. Christine Nilsson and Signora Varcsl being successively the “stars.” Ou the 18th, Verdi’s “Trovatore” was revived, with Mdllc. Tietjens, Mme. Trcbclli-Bettini, Signori Faticelll and Galassi. The “Robert 1c Diablo” will be revived tins evening (Saturday), with Signor Stagno (Roberto), Signor Rinaldlnt (Ram baldo), Herr Behrens (Bcrtrumo), Mdlle. Von Eisner, a debutante, as the Princes* Isabelle , and Mme. Christine Nilsson as Alice. Bellini's 4‘Nor ma ” will be repeated nest Monday, and on the next night M. Faure will appear as Mcphistopkeles inM. Gounod's 44 Faust.” On the 25th, Herr Rokitansky, of the Imperial Opera-House, Vienna, will make his appearance as Bertrarno. Mile. Cha puv will return the same week, and the debuts of Mile. Fcchter and Mile. Mila Rodant will follow. Rossini’s “ Scmlramide” will be given on the 27th. The London Times of the 18th has the follow ing concerning performances at the Royal Italian: Last week there were repetitions of “Tann hauser,” 44 Lohengrin,” “ L’Elisir d’Amore,” and 44 Lucia di Lammcrmoor,” besides a special performance of 4 4 Un Ballo in Maschera, ” to which reference was made at the time. The operas an nounced for the current week arc: “11 Flauto Magico” (to-night); 44 Dinorah.” with Mme. Patti (to-morrow night); 44 Tannhunacr,” third time (Wednesday); the “Barbierc,” (Thursday) ; Martha (Friday); andßigoletto (Saturday). MUSICAL NOTES. Rubinstein and Wicniawski are to play the “ Krcutzcr ” sonata in London. Dr. Hans Von Bnlow will appear no more in America. He will sail for Europe June 7. Miss Sophie Flora Heilbron, the pianist, was maried a few days since to Ferdinand Salomon, of New York. Mile. Emma Albani has won a success this season at Covcnt Garden second to no prima donnam London. M. Emile Sauret, whose brilliant violin per formances are no doubt well remembered in this country, has created quite a furore in Ger many. Mile. Hcilbronn has paid Vizcntini, of the Paris Lyriquc, the sum of §4,400 by way of compromise for the surrender of her engage ment. Mile. Heilbronu goes to Russia, Anew organization has been formed in Bos ton entitled the Cecilia Quartette, which is com r posed of Miss Abbie Whineiv, Mrs. J. W. Wes ton, Mrs. J. H. Long, and Mrs. H. E. Sawyer. Mr. R. D. Hawley, of Hartford, Conn., has recently purchased the remarkable violin known to connoisseurs as the 44 King Joseph,”—the handsomest and most perfect specimen known of the violins of Joseph Guarncnus. Difficulties are said to have arisen between Richard Wagner and the management of the Hofoperntheatcr at Vienna, with regard to the production of “ Die Walkure,” which was prom ised for the beginning of next season. The performance of J. S. Bach’s colossal mass in B minor at St. James’ Hall, under the direc tion of Herr Otto Goldschmidt, husband of Jenny Lind, was one of the events of the pres ent London season. - Jenny Lind sang in the choruses. Vienna is likely to ratain the services of Madame Pauline Lucca, who has been nomi nated Cantairice of the imperial Court. She is very popular, as it was in the Austrian Cunital she first sang as a chorus singer, and Meyerbeer discovered her histrionic and vocal genius. The Wagner Theatre in Balreuth will contain 1,344 seats, besides a “Princes* Gallery.” The performance will begin at 4 o’clock each day, a considerable pause being allowed between the acts, so that the second act will only begin at half-past 6, and the third at half-past 8. A list of the works performed by the Handel and Haydn Society from Dec. 25,1815, to April 10,1876, shows among other things that the 44 Messiah” has been given 65 times; the Crea tion,” 59; Neukomm’s 44 David,” 07; Rbssini’s 44 Moses in Egypt,” 45; Mendelssohn’s “Eli jah,” 40; Handel’s 44 Samson,” 33; Rossini’s “Stabat Mater,”2o; Mendelssohn’s “Hymn of Praise,” 12; Handel’s “JudasMaccabsmis,” 15. Two new operas have recently been produced in Paris. At the Opera National Lyriquc, “Dimitri,” bv M. Victorin Joneicres, was given on the sth inst The libretto is said to be weak, but the music, though unequal in merit, was well received. The second novelty was an opera comique in one act, entitled “Lcs Amoureux dc Catherine,” the libretto of which has been adapted by M. Jules Barbier from a novel by MM. Erckmann-Chatrian, and the music com posed by M. Henri Marccbal. This is the first dramatic work of the young composer, who was in 1870 a “prix de Rome” at the Conservatoire, and is said to be of great promise. A St. Louis dispatch of the SlstiHt. says; “The Grau Opera Troupe have stranded here, and Manager Grau left the city suddenly this morning, avowedly to go to New York and raise money to send back here and enable the artists to get out of the dty. Pappenheim publishes a card in the morning papers giving an account oi her troubles, and dedaring she will never have anything more to do with the troupe. Grau s son is here, and savs Pappenheim has been a ter rible loss to the old man ever since he presented her in Chicago. It was only by the most strenuous entreaty that she was prevented, from proceeding with suits against the First Regiment, after she sang at their concert. Because of some little delay in receiving the stipulated wages she stormed at Grau and Crawford, and denounced the regimental committee as thieves, and de manded that they should all be arrested. The stories these people tell of Pappenheim throw ret ih the shade the proverbial characteristics and bod manners of operatic stars.” NEW YORK GOSSIP. What to Do with One’s Self This Summer. A Brace of Female Frauds Exposed. Vanderbilt’s Will—How a Million aire Fooled His Heirs. Commodore Garrison as a Railroad King. Curious Fuse Adopted by a Young Man to Get a Wife. The Bottom Facts About the “World” Newspaper. GENERAL GOSSIP. Special Correspondence of The Tribune. New Tore, June I.—Summer I It is here in all its glory ot sunshine and beauty, but it brings Its troubles as well as its joys. To-day thousands of women arc perplexing their minds as to where they shall go, what they shall wear. The men—bless their dear souls!—are wonder ing how they will pay for it all. Then the Cen tennial business seems a necessity, and even the poorer classes are promising their wives and children a glimpse of the big show at Philadel phia. In fact, it seems hardly a week since spring came, and nowit is gone from oar gaze. The city is resplendent in its beauty, the stores—or “shops, 11 as oar British cousins will insist upon calling them (one of them spoke of Stewart’s dry goods palace recently as a fine “shop”—ngh!)—arc filled with pretty things, and never before so cheap. The attractions all around us for summerare prom ising, but whichever way we turn, or whatso ever one proposes to do, the inexorable question rises, “How are we to pay for all this! 11 This is plain enough: that most of our people have less money this year than for many seasons with which to indulge in amusements, and although something mnstbe'donc to escape from the heat of the sum mer, it would be a relief if it were gone. A FEMALE LITERARY FRAUD. Maj. Bandy, of the J/btf, has done a good thing in exposing a well-known female literary fraud who has for many years Infested this city. She is a Southerner by birth, and one of those waifs thrown upon the North by the close of the War. She is respectably connected and awidow; has a daughter who sighs for a better life, but is held down by her mother. The two practice a con stant confidence game. Theirplan is to find wealthy Southerners, and write them affecting letters re counting the heroic deeds of members of their family, and telling of their own needy circum stances, how poor they arc, and compelled to eat the bread of Northern charity. These letters rarely fail. The woman herself is a bloat, the effects of drinking, but she represents her appearance as a result of inllammatory rheumatism. Yet wl \ every incentive to honest action, and with tal ents which, if rightly used, should bring an hon orable competency, this miserable creature nses the money thus obtained in riotous living. The daughter has been offered a home by relatives, but clings to her mother with a love worthy a better woman. Many newspaper men in this city have been sold by this couple, and If Maj. Bundy should print their names it would be doing the public a service. ANOTHER CONFIDENCE WOMAN. There is another case well known to certain benevolent people connected with the Episco pal Churches of this city, almost as flagrant as the one just described. This woman Is a rela tive of a prominent Episcopal clergyman now deceased. She has obtained at various times let ters from former friends and associates of the de ceased, recommending her as a governess. Being well educated, a fine linguist, and understanding all the arts of polite society, she has alternated be tween the two extreme- of abject poverty and lox nrous living with a rapidity positively astounding. For many years her game was keeping boarders, by taking a house in a fashionable lo cality, running in debt for everything, collecting money from her boarders, and then suddenly disappearing. This was earned on for many years, with more or less success. The woman might have done well in this occupation, but she is actuallv so lazy that half her morning honre, while pretending to be the bead of a house hold, wore spent in bed. Then she quit that calling and swindled several families by undertaking to educate young girls in her own home. She made the girls work in her kitchen half the time and study the other half, while she rode out in car riages and lived like a Princess. Just now she has fastened herself like a leech upon a family whoseem to be infatuated with her smooth tongue, and support her for the sake of her suavity of maimer and the advantages of polite conversation. If they knew onc-tenth of her history in the last ten years they would speedily show her the front door. COM. VANDERBILT’S WILL. It is a shameful thing to be sure, but, then, you know we Americans are so peculiar. I mean it is a shameful thing that bets are being 'made in this city that Commodore Vanderbilt will die before the 4th of July. That brings up the sub ject of his will, and it is said to be a daily topic of conversation on the Stock Exchange that the veteran has made his will, and that Us contents are known. They say yon can get a bet upon anything in New York, and already bets are made that the will, which it is currently reported he has made, is only a stock-jobbing operation, and the real will is unknown. But there is so much publicity given to the matter that there is no harm in saying that the so-called will, which Is the subject of present gossip, provides that after certain moderate lega cies arc paid, the balance of his property, includ in'’the New York Central shares, shall he held in° trust, and the income divided equally among the Commodore’s children, and upon their decease to the grandchildren in the propor tion that the children wore <ptitlcd to receive. IISs great-grandchildren arc receive in the same proportion until the last of his grandchildren is dead, when the estate is to be divided equally among his grrat-gramlchildren. This is us faras the law of New York will permit a man to go in devising his property. The will simply gives to his children and grandchildren the income of his vast property, and provides that his great-grandchildren shall re ceive it in fee nnon the death of his last grandchild. This is perpetuating a dynasty with a vengeance. ANOTHER MILLIONAIRE’S WILL. About two years ago there died in this city a well-known citizen, whose wealth was estimated at §5,000,000. He had commenced life poor, and was literally a self-made man. The basis of his fortune was made in the manufacture of cordage, hut judicious investments in real es tate gave him the bulk of his wealth. lie had sev eral daughters, who, unlike their parents, receiv ed liberal education, and shone forth at Saratoga and elsewhere as belles of the season, lie had two sons also, who took to billiards and 4 ‘ rapid transit ” (that’s what they call it here when young men af fect fast horses) more enthusiastically than to the .sordid occupation of earning their own living. In *due time the daughters and one of the sons mar ried, and there weregreatcspectationsof themoney 4 * the old man ” would leave his heirs, when he died his will was found, and a very simple docu ment it was. Onc-flfth of the income was to be paid to his wife, and each of his children during their lifetime. Upon his children’s death, if they had Issue, the income was to be paid to them until his youngest grandchild attained the age of 21— when the estate was to be divided. Great was the lamentation and sorrow. The great expectations passed away like a shadow at nightfall. HARD CASE, OR A RECKLESS FATHER, A few weeks ago there was a funeral on Fifth avenue which was attended by as many of the ultra fashionable as could be squeezed into the family mansion. The deceased was a well known society belle a few years ago, who mar ried and spent her honeymoon abroad. Returning home, she bore one child, a sweet daughter, the pet of all her family. The mother’s health became Im paired, and early last month she died. The wedding portion settled upon her In her own right was coupled with a proviso that if she died without is sue the property was to revert to her own father, but otherwise to descend to her children. The father and husband bad already spent his own pat rimony, and was regarded by the wife’s family os a reckless spendthrift. After his wife’s death he ■sought to get possession of his wife’s property on behalf of his child. But he was met at the outset by a demand that he should give a bond for SoO, 000 to faithfullv apply the income of the property for the use and benefit of the child. He could not rive the bond, because everybody feared nim, ana finally he assented to one of his wife’s relatives acting as his child’s guardian. Another proof of the proverb. 14 Those who sow the wind shall reap the whirlwind.” another steamship man in the railroad BUSINESS. Commodore C. K. Garrison, of this dty, well known for his connection with the California and Brazilian steamship lines, is on the eve of becoming almost the sole proprietor of the Pacific Railroad of Missoutf. The Commodore has no taste for railroad investments, and the way he Became interested In this property was purely accidental. Ills brother, Daniel R. Garrison, has been for many years interested in the Missouri Pacific, and when that road got into trouble last vear Daniel R. found himself a heavy indorsor for thyroid! Tb HJBI4I till liWthbr, and cn.b e the rood to uay back its indebtedness to Daniel It. the Commodore loaned the road some money on its third-mortgage bonds, at 50 cents on the dollar. ■When the loan was due, the road was in the Re ceiver's hands. Then the validity of the bonds was questioned, but Mr. Kennedy, President of the Bank of Commerce, and the Commodore jointly consulted leading lawyers, and were advised that the bonds were valid. The bank held the bonds in large sums, and were willing to sell them at a nominal price. Commodore Garrison took them all at a low figure, and now proceedings have been commenced for foreclosure. The result will be to »ive him at least five-sixths of the road as his in dividual property, and thus the Commodore finds himself, unexpectedly a railroad owner. A CURIOUS BUSS TO GST A WIFE. It Is given out by those who know, or ought to know, that the late Baron Palm’s property, given to Col. Olcott lor the Thcosophical So ciety, will turn out a myth, so far as value is concerned. If it pays the expenses of the euri ons panjandrum called a funeral held last Sunday at Masonic Hall, it will be a disappointment. The affair, in some respects, recalls an incident which occurred In this city during the days of the income tax, A yonng man who cut quite a swell at Sara toga waiting upon heiresses was well aware that it was ncce«sarv to convince the young ladies that he had wealth to obtain the favor of their parents. So iic deliberately prepared a statement of his in come on one of the Internal Revenue Office blanks, declaring that his income was {8*2,000. lie swore to the return, and in due time it was published in the citv papers in the list of those who returned Incomes above $25,000. The bait took, the girls looked upon bim as a fair prize, their fathers and mothers concurred in this belief, and the next winter a fashionable marriage took place, m which the yonng confidence chap was the bridegroom. He married a quarter of a million, and Is now liv ing upon Ids wife’s income. The discovery made a row for a few weeks, but it was soon smoothed over. FROM TUB SUBLIME TO THE RIDICULOUS. Nothing could be more in remarkable contrast than the presence In this City of the serious, quaint, and curious-looking Quakers, mingling in a crowd of gayly-dressed and magnificently attired women one now meets daily on Broad way. Attracted bv a group of these solemn Quak ers on Broadway on Monday, I followed them to the Grammercy Park meeting-house, where they are holding an anniversary. The building within was as plain as the costumes of its occupants— severely plain is no name for it. The walla arc white, the benches covered with brown linen, and the whole interior as cold and forbidding as can bo imagined- The costumes of the men were as an cient as if they ante-dated the revolutionary costume a century at least. Such a collection of grave and rev erend sclgnors is nowhere to be seen but in a Quaker assemblage. The present Presbyterian General Assembly is a circus to it The proceed ings were almost incomprehensible. One triend after another, without any previous sign whatever, arose and stated they were “moved” thus Mid so. One Friend was moved to suggest women be ad mitted as delegates. Thereupon, one Elder after another solemnly arose, and in a funereal tone said: “I approve the Friend’s motion,” and thus the proposition was decided. About ten minutes of this is about all an outsider can stand. A TOAST THAT BROUGHT APPLAUSE. There'-'was a little festive gathering at the Union League Club the other evening, in which a couple of British chaps, first-family fellows of course, took the part of invited guests. It was strictly private, and less than twenty per sons In all were-present The supper was a jolly one, and by and by the wine began to have its ef fect. One of the young Britons was loud In his enthusiasm about America and the Americans, and declared that ho was “dom’d glad the ould country got beat in the fight a hundred years ago. He warmed np through the evening, and, after a toast had been proposed to the health of the Queen, the enthusiastic Briton offered a toast. It was thusly: “Here’s a health to the American Eagle, Whom yon as the proud bird of your liberty hail, For that wise fowl one can never Inveigle By depositing salt on his glorious tail.” Tfow, that’s an old saw. revised and corrected for the occasion, but it came in so apropos and with such uncommon vim that the hoys voted the Briton a clever fellow, and laughed about the toast for two days. SPOILED FOR AS ACTRESS, By the last White Star steamer there departed from this port a lively young lady who is en route for Italy for the purposed studying Italian opera. She has a grand voice and has gained great credit among the best masters in this city, and great things are predicted if she adheres to her programme. This young lady, however, had until recently a different ambition. She wished to be an actress, and her relatives have expended several hundred dollars upon an educa tion to fit her for the stage. For 12 months she has taken lessons of one of the best tutors in this city, and has been repeatedly offered opportunities to make her debut under first-class auspices. She possesses beauty and talent, and has neon intro duced to the leading critics here as the star of the future. About four weeks ago an uncle whom she highly esteems persuaded her that she was wasting time in seeking dramatic honors, and that her true forte was the opera. Previously she had taken lessons from leading professors. The necessary funds being forthcoming, she accepted the sugges tion: and has gone to Europe with a view of appear ing in opera. May her perseverance win. THE OBSTINATE FATHER AGAIN. A Buffalo girl and a young English army offi cer are now lamenting the obstinacy of a hard hearted father. They met abroad. They loved and wore engaged. The father approved, and aB hands came to this country on the last trip of the City of Berlin. On the first part of the voyage the conple were very happy in each other's company, but their dream of being now and forever one and inseparable was suddenly brought to a close by the conduct of the father in ordering his daughter to repair to her state-room and remain there. She obeyed, and during the rest of the trip there was no communication between the *‘lovyen*.” On arrival in New York, the father hnrried his dangh terto the Grand Central depot, where they took the cars to Buffalo, and are now residing. It is asserted that the Englishman is of good family, well-bred, and has achieved honors and distinction on the tented field. The father ascertained these facts, and assented to the match before they left England. Such a romance can only have/mc end ing,—ft wedding. Beauty. THE “V. r OItLI>.” Special Correspondence (if The Tribune, New Tour, June 2.—1 observe that you arc giving some attention to the recent transfer of the World newspaper. Perhaps your readers will like to read a chronicle of its tribulations and vicissitudes by one who has been a writer for it, and is familiar with its history. The story will give an inside glimpse cf Metropoli tan journalism during a very interesting period, Including the death of its three most famous personages, the rapid development of that phe nomenon, the Sun, and the introduction of the pictorial element by the Graphic, Moreover, it has a “moral.” When the World was started, in Jane, 1839, it made an appeal to the religions public of the city for support, but the appeal was made In vain. Alexander Cummings was the publisher, and it was edited bv James R. Spaulding, a very vigorous writer, whom James Watson Webb educated for the New York press. If Cummings was an incompe tent business manager, however, Spanlding made a less efficient editor. He was a mereleaderwritcr— impracticable and lacking agrasp of affairs. Rich ard Grant White was on its editorial staff; Manton Marble, a bright young graduate of Rochester Uni versity, was the night editor, and D. G. Crolrwaa city editor. All but Marble and Croly were square pegs in round holes. , . . Under this organization the paper steadily lost money; the original stockholders were cleaned out, and the establishment fell into the bands of Ford, a rich india-rubber manufacturer. He lost 860,- 000 and his confidence in it. He wanted to sell cheap This was 1802. The chief editorial writer of the World at this time was Ivory Chamberlain, now on the Herald, and at his suggestion, Manton Marble, who had shown considerable sagacity and expertness, saw Fernando Wood and S. L. M. Bar low (then known as the promoter of new enter prises), and induced them to keep the concern afloat and make it a thorough-going Democratic paper. The time was auspicious. The year before. New York City bad gone Republican by 18,000 majority; bnt a year of war had resulted In no great successes; public discontentwasgetting clamorous, and it sought a mouthpiece. The War needed a critic. The Administration needed calling to account. The excesses to which public commotion tends needed repression. The World filled the bill. It supplied a better paper than the Democratic party bad ever had before, bold and vierile, with considerable literary culture and even brilliancy. As prices rose, the World shared the prevailing prosperity. Croly rose rapidlv through the intervening grades to manag in'* editor, and was in charge of the paper most of the time. He was an original thinker and a mar velously-suggcstive person—a robust practical man. full of resources. He had been formerly on the Eceninq Poet and Herald , I believe, and more recently, in 1358 editor and publisher of some paper in Rockfr 111., assisted by bis very capa ble wife. “Jen. ,JnneJ” Being the ablest man on the World in practical details, he rapidly passed to the front. The WorWstock was soon at a premium. During its first year as a Democratic paper Horatio Sey mour was elected Governor—a leather in Its cap. Marble was originally not worth a dollar, but ne naturally coveted a majority of the stock. He had been presented with two of the twelve shares, and now he struggled for five more. Fernando Wood could not use the paper to his liking, and he ex changed his stock for Marble's notes. Barnard and Hiram Cranston were frozen out. The petro leum excitement was high: times were flush, and the World made money fast- Shares were called worth S3O.OCU apiece. Marble bought several and paid for them from the receipts in the counting room. Dnring these years, from to IS7O, Croly wa< tnannging editor of the paper, and his brilliant lieutenants were Ivory Chamberlain, William H.-nrv linrlbert. Montgomery Schnyler, It. C. Newell (**On>!* y ni C. Kerr”), James Jerome B*4iii*Ullsyiii Sidney Webster, and the late WilllAm S. Bead, The coaitioa of managing editor was no sinecure. Marble was ab sent most of the time, visiting the office only occa sionally. Fur three years be sever visited the editorial rooms but twice! He lived at the Man hattan Club, and edited the paper by giving directions by telegraph and mail. Free-trade wa* a hobby: beyond that be rarely made suggestions. Everything was left to Crolylill midnight of each night, when the proofs weije all sent to Marble, and returned by him with articles erased which ht did not like or did not understand. Many of the most brilliant utterances of the staff were thut sacrificed, and they never knew why. Croly edit ed the paper in the dark—the centre of a Comedv oi Errors. The literary excellence of the World dur ing those years is not due to Mr. Marble. Hchai a idee literary taste, and a scholarly temperament, and is a severe critic of style, but he himself Is I slovenly writer. lie is a gentleman, and al ways Insisted that the naber shonld keep a high, moral tone: bat he edited the paper for five yean at a distance of 3 miles, by merely, revising tbo proofs of articles written by gentlemen who did not know him when they met him on the street. Without rare executive management, the paper must have gone to wreck nnder such a system. Yet it made Mr. Marble rich. Marble, in his retirement, read Herbert Spencer, Stuart Mill, Buckley. Compte, and he became a doctrinaire. Pe completely lost sight of th< public, and conducted the paper from his innci consciousness. In this mood he hapnened to do t very good thing for Science and the World by pub lishing John Fisk’s admirable papers,—a ventnrt whose boldness Mr. Reid has successfully imitat ed. Another thing Mr. Marble was excessively fond of—the aristocracy. He was ambitious to dine wit) the Belmonts and Vanderbilts who invited him perhaps because they could use him. I shall nevci forget one night when the proof of an article con demning William 31. Aster’s raising of rents was erased by him as he sat with his logs' stretched under Mr. Astor’s savory table. He lacked tha gift of prescience. Ho knew nothing about to-mor row. He was unprogrcsslvc and slow to learn. Against the instincts of the whole staff. Marble look the side of the French in the war of 1870 and held it tenaciously: he failed to come out against the Ring or to advocate the abolition of slavery, though Mr. Croly urged him to do both. For the last fonr or five years the World haf steadily and rapidly lost money;/orayear or twe it has been virtually bankrupt It is probably trnt that Mr. Marble is not worth a cent His residence on Fifth Avenue is mortgaged, and it Is reported that a parse has beer made up in recognition of his services until a Democratic President ran give him an office. Hr might have received $300.000 for the World from three different parties in flash times. One of these offers came from Peter B. Sweeny and auothei from a combination of Hebrews who wanted an or gan to represent certain financial interests. It if an open secret that the paper was last mouth In the market, and Mr. Tilden (who is worth $4,000,0001 was notified that unless he “came down ” it would declare against him. v And. by the way, I happen to know that, aitef the World , at the head of the Young Democracy, had defied Tweed and been beaten by him, Tildei was the man who came to Marble and per* snaded him to make peace with Tammany, “A man who hasn’t sagacity enough to make up with his enemies,” said Tilden. “isnotfitta have charge of the party’s newspaper. ” So Marble hastened to mak<{ np with the * * Boss. ” who In six months was an exposed felon. This, like the sup port of Greeley, was earnestly opposed by* Croly, os well os by Hurlbert, Chamberlain, and the otbei writers. Nobody with an inside view believes that Mr. Hurlbert has the head to conduct a daily paper. He is a brilliant Bohemian, hut he is not a bnsincsf man. He never could save money. He is bright, and has already added some vivacity to the World* hut he knows nothing about the pulse of the public. He holds his place at the will of Marble’s creditors, who hope to sell the paper to the Democratic can didate. The Associated Press franchise which the World owus is called worth SIOO,OOO. The paper is worth that, and apparently not $3 more, except for partisan purposes. The salaries have all been razeed, and the employes arc waiting with painful anxiety for the next stroke of lightning. Jsnoxs. TELEGRAPHIC. Special Dispatch to 37* Tribune. Peoria, UU, June 3. —Superintendent Tinkei\ of the Atlantic & Pacific Telegraph Company was on ’Change this morning, and proposed t® the citizens here that If they would subscribe $5,000 the Company would bring their wire*, from Bureau to Peoria, and refund in telegraph* ing the amount subscribed by individuals. ll® also proposed giving Peoria a ranch lower tarlH tnan the one now In effect by the Western Union. Three thousand dollars were subscribed on the spot, and the prospects arc good for raising th® whole amount. • * SECOND-HAND COFFINS is an old joke resuscitated by some of the waH« paper men who feel hurt at our success. Orig inality not being their forte, the coffin joke ha® been adapted, at a very slight expenditure ol brain power, and now reads “Second-hand wall paper.” Will our confreres rise and explain how such a condition can be possible In papei* hangings I . A . TUc public has been assured through the press that wc are only small dealers, our styles below mediocrity, ami our stock second-hand. YeU we pay as we go, demonstrate that our goods arc new and well-selected, and sell more wall paper than any other house in Chicago. Hers ore the reasons: Browns, 4 cents; whites, 10 cents; satins, 13 cents per piece; 6-fcet shades, gilt band, $1 pep PI L F. Stone & Co., 213 State street, just south of Adams. ORDWAY & NEWLAND, 209 West Madison street, have a very desirable newline of blue and black Cheviots, which they sell cheap, for cash only. Their $S pants are all the rage now, and yet it puzzles us to select the best from so many good things. ART SALE. Messrs. Eliaon. Pomeroy & Co. have on exhibi tion at their stores, 84 and 86 Randolph street, a catalogue of splendid high-class oil paintings width will be sold without limit or reserve, commencing to-morrow, Monday, at 10 a. m. This collection embraces many works of superior merit, ftnd will afford an opportunity seldom met with to secure ft fine work of art at comparatively low prices. THE CRY IS DOWN! Not “with the traitor,” but furniture. The com petition Is great,and mostdealersarc advertising at cost and even less, but before you part with yonr greenbacks please call on Colby & Wlrts, Nos. 217 and 219 State street, who arc bound that no first class house shall undersell them. This firm are Western agents for the Wakefield rattan furniture* A fall stock on band. COCKROACHES. Peoples' houses that are infested with cock roaches can have them effectually exterminated 5 also rooms that are infested with bugs; also car pets and furniture that the moths are destroying. I will guarantee a perfect extermination In all cases or no charges. Will answer letters in per son in any part of the city. Address AB. Co man, 1470 Sooth Dearborn st EMBROIDERY. If the ladies desire to seethe finest collection of; embroidery and braiding patterns in Chicago, and also wish to have done the most beantlfoi work la stitching, braiding and embroidery, tucking an v ruffling, they will please call at XL C. Goodrich's* • 10 and 18 East Adams-st INSTRUCTION FOR THE SUMMER. Instruction can be had during the entire summer in any branches that arc wanted, at H, B. Bryant’ft Chicago Business College and English Training School. The roo~»s arc very large and pleasant and the Instructiv' : Jnt-class. OUR TWO PRINCIPAL MUSIC HOUSES. The Root & Sons' Music Company, and Lyon A Ilcaly, will close their stores at 3 o'clock p, m. on Saturdays daring the months of Jaly and August, In order to give their employes an opportunity foe recreation. SEND FOR OUR BOOK ON DYEING. We have issued a small pamphlet on dyeing, giw Ing full Information as to what goods dye well* what colors to dye them; also what fabrics cleanj with directions. Cook £ McLain, 80 Dearborn street. FT IS WITH PLEASURE WE REMIND wholesale buyers seeking desirable stocks of wall* paper, curtains, bedding, and kindred goods, of Hilger, Jenkins £ Faxon's present location, 231 State street. They wholesale as well as retail THE PIANO AND ORGAN TRADE, we are pleased to note, is receiving a new impetus through Pelton & Pomeroy, wholesale and retail dealers, 231 State street. They are selling elegant instruments on terms all can afford to buy. THE LARGEST STOCK, THE LOWEST PRICES. * We carry the largest stock, and guarantee, in all cases, the lowest prices, for all kinds of furniture. Cash talks. Holton & Hildreth, Nos. 225 and 227 State street. It pays to trade there. DO YOU WANT REFRIGERATORS? _ Dalton, the “old reliable ” home furnisher, iS9 and 194 State street, haa the largest stock. He sells lower than many whose goods hare no aanL See his new Empress range. GLEN aORA WATER that enres dyspepsia is sold at Back A asjiUTS drugstores. 13

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