Newspaper of The New York Herald, April 4, 1873, Page 6

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|NEW YORK HERALD v BBOIDWAT AJTD AIVV ITRCBT. JAMES GORDON BENNETT, fHOPRlETOE. VtluM XXXV III No. ?* t AMCSEKHT3 TWtS EYEKM. BOOTS'S THBATRB. Twenty third ?treet. corner sum ?renae.? Daddt O'Dowd. GRAND OPBRA HOUSE. Twenty third It and Bfchth IV.-Owu 8AM. OBRMANIA THEATRE, Fourteenth street, near Third Mabiok. bowkrt THEATRE. Bowery.? Jack Dabkawat? lOTKMB w TBI Cobsik, THBATBK COMIQUB. Na Ml Broadway. ? D bam a, Sobumqub Aim Olio. BBW HKTH AVENUR THBATBB. 728 and 7? Broad |*Ay.? Nfw Ykab's Etk. WOOD'S MUSEUM, Broadway, eorncr Thirtieth it.? Mavm Caa. Alternoon and Byenln*. WsriuMMEXT11' *?" Broadway-? QaAjro Yabibty E* M NIBLO'8 GARDEN. Broadway, between Prince and aiouaton streets.? Tbi Bcouti or tub Pbaibib. CIYMPIO THBATBB. Broadway, between Houatoa End Bleccker etrceta? Hcmptt Do mm. V ttkiok cquark THBATRB. Unioj i aqtiMfc between frrcadway and Kourtii a*.? Cotwi* Jao*. WALLACE'S THEATRfc. Broadwa/ and Thirteenth Btreet? Datid Garbicb. . ppt a kts opera HOUSE, Twenty-third at., corner Bth ar.? Nbgbo Mi.mtkkut, Ac. 1 TORY TASTOB'fi OPERA HOUSE, No. 101 Bowery.? VABIBir Ekijhtawibb**. BARNHM'S are at SHOW.? Now open, Afternoon and fii^iiL Rinfc, Sd avenue and 6M atxeet. LENT'S CIRCUS. MUSEUM AND MBNAOBRIB, Fourth ?v. and 'JSth at. Aitcrnoon and Evening. - AFROCIATION HALL. 28d street and 4th av.? LkctObe, ?"Olf DlALKCT Uomob," WITH Bboitatiohs. MBS. F. B. CONWAX'B BROOKLYN THEATRE. Dubs. KEW YORK MUSEtM OF ANATOMY, ?18 Broadway.? BciBMCB AMD Am. TRIPLE SHEET. > - Hew York, Friday, April 4, IS 73. TEE NEWS OF YESTBBDAY. To-Day's Contents o< tlie Herald. ?THE GREAT CALAMITY ! WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE LOSS OF THE SIX HUNDRED VICTIMS?"? LEADING EDITORIAL ARTI CLE? SIXTH Pa uk. LATEST REPORTS FROM THE SCENE OP THE ATLANTIC DISASTER! THE CORRECTED LISTS OF PASSENGERS I BUT 800 SOULS SAVED OF THE THOUSAND WHO EM BARRED! INHUMAN CONDUCT! INEFFI CIENT MANAGEMENT OF THE LIFEBOATS! AN IMMEDIATE INQUIRY TO FIX THE RE SPONSIBILITY? TniBD amd Tenth Pages. Important news from the cinco villas t I REPORTED CAPTURE OF THE SPANISH COMMANDER BY THE CUBANS! DESER TIONS TO THE PATRIOT RANKS! PROSPEC TIVE ABSORPTION OF THE NBW LOAN! THE BID WELL ARREST? Seventh Page. Charter difficulties i a serious jar in THE LEGISLATIVE MACHINERY! HAS THE PRESIDENT THRUST HIS HAND IN ? THE PROGRESS Made-Seventh Page. CASTELAR THREATENS THE SPANISH CABI NET! ARMING THE PEOPLE IN BARCE 1 LONAt FATAL DISTURBANCES IN VALEN CIA! THE COMMUNE PROCLAIMED-Scy enth Page. EUROPEAN TELEGRAMS BY ATLANTIC CABLE! A POPULAR TRIUMPH IN AUSTRIA! THB POPE ILL ? Seventh Page. IfORE LIGHT UPON ERIE MANIPULATIONS! , THE COMMITTEE OP INQUIRY VS EARTH IN (J LOBBY AND LEGISLATIVE SECRETS? Seventh Page. SEVERE EFFECTS OF THE SPREADING OP A RAILROAD TRACK ? DOINGS OF THE PRESIDENT'S PART i? Seventh Page. THE CHINESE PRESS DENOUNCING THE COOLIE TRAFFIC! PERSECUTING CHRIS TIANS? SEVENTH Page. fllXON TO BE HANGED ON MAY IS! JUDGE BRADY SENTENCES HIM TO DEATH! THE RETRIBUTION OF THE FUTURE! NIXON'S COUNSEL MAKE ANOTHER EFFORT? Foubth Page. FEATURES OF BUSINESS AT THE FINANCIAL AND COMMERCIAL BOARDS! THE VISIT OF ASSISTANT SECRETARY SAWYER? Fifth Page. 3) AM AGES FOR THE WESTFIELD DISASTER! THE STATEN ISLAND FERRY COMPANY SUED, AND OFFERING THE SUNDAY LAW IN BAR! GENERAL LEGAL BUSINESS? Focbth Page. Important meeting of the chamber of COMMERCE? REAL ESTATE OPERATIONS? AN OUTRAGEOUS ASSASSINATION? SUI CIDE? FIFTH Page. THE FARMERS AND THE RAILWAY KINGS? Eighth Pags. MEETINGS OF THE LIBERAL, REPUBLICAN AND TAMMANY GENERAL COMMITTEES NEW YORK EAST CONFERENCE? CHURCH DEDICATION? THE MUNICIPAL BOARDS RIVAL MARKETS? FODETU Page. NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC. Owing to the unprecedented quantity of Otur advertisements advertisers seeking our columns are requested to send in their adver tisements early in the day. This course will fcecare their proper classification and allow us feo make timely arrangements for our news. Advertisements intended for our Sunday issue feaay be sent in not later than nine It., either at this office, our only uptown Jrareau, 1,265 Broadway, or at our Brooklyn ranch office, corner of Fulton and Boerum streets. Let advertisers remember that the fearlier their advertisements are in the TT? " fcffloe (he better for themselves and for us. The News pbom Spain is almost unchanged |n its tenor, with the exception of a report ?rhich intimates that Sefior Castelar is about to resign his seat in the Cabinet Apart from this we have the usual sad intelligence of mili tary riot, Oarlist retaliation, the flight of the lighting curtf and a provincial civic proclama tion of the Commune. A very disheartening tion of public aflkirs. The Ububy Laws were framed to prevent Extravagant rates for the use of money, how Vainly the current experience of Wall street fchows. They tend to protect the rich man fegainst being made to pay more than seven per cent for the money he needs in extending Ids business. But the poor wretch who has to ^pledge his Sunday suit to get meat for his Sunday dinner must pay the pawnbroker (twenty-Are per oent. The jewel of consistency lb A verv black diamond in tlujs case* T*e h nw"* tete tor t*e ?? BU HmmAr^ Tft?ttmat The story of the wreck of the A^ c nowpweed into history m ?e of the m<-| heartrending tragedies ever jet ^n ?f ^ varied pages. The cause and extent <tf ?? calamity are known to the world. Ali ttw* remains to be told are the harrowmg detwls, the soenes of horror, the mdiTidual BU?wrog and misery that orowdedthem^ intot^ few dreadful minutes with * ^ will leave them forever knprtnted on the memory of all who witnessed them. We ?** aware now that the tmw! left England with an insufficient supply of eoal; that her comman der determined to put into Halifax to make Kood the deficiency; that through some crimi nal incapacity or neglect on the part of the officers the vessel was run on to the rooks on the treacherous ooast of Nova Sootia; that she was a wreck almost as soon as she struck ; that four hundred mm were saved and that six hundred souls, including every woman and ohild on board, perished in the waves. We may learn from the lips of the survivors how they themselves escaped the fearful peril; we may hear of in dividual instances of ooolness and bravery Worthy of admiration; we may gather inci dent after incident to excite the imagination andtouch the heart; but we can add nothing to the terrible facts which have sent a thrill of honor and dismay through the whole civilized world. . It is not in the power of language to oonvey an adequate idea of the dreadful scene enacted on the rock-bound coast on that fatal Tuesday morning. The vessel, with her thousand passengers, had been for eleven days plough ing her way westward without accident or mishap, and the heart of every soul on board must have been joyous at the thought that the end of the journey was so near. No person who has crossed the Atlantic can have failed to mark the change that comes over the passengers as the vessel approaches ! the shore. Confidence and expectation light | up every countenance. They have passed by I what in their inexperience of the sea and its dangers appears to them to be the most perilous portion of the voyage, when in mid ocean they lay in their berthB listening lo the washing o! the waves against the vessel's side, peering down in imagination into the fathom less depths of waters beneath them, and think ing with a shudder of the apparently frail protection that keeps them from a fearful death. In a few hours they will hear the welcome cry of "land," and they fondly believe that all danger is at an end. It was in the enjoymeiit of these happy, hopeful feelings that the poor souls on board the Atlantic laid down to rest on last Monday night Little did they think that they were speeding onward to destruction as surely as if the ill-fated vessel that bore them had been driven before the wind and tossed about at the mercy of the waves without rud der or oompass. Even while they slept? probably while they dreamed of the land they hoped to reach on the morrow? the dark shadow of death fell upon them. In the still ness of the night a loud crash aroused them from sleep? another? and as they started up, terrified at the unseen an$ unknown danger, a horrible, gurgling sound fell upon their ears. Barely had they time for the first agonized exclamation, "My God! My God!" before the cry was stififd on their lips. Boarerely was an instant left in which to clasp husband, wife or ohild to their bosoms before the merciless waters rushed * in upon them, tearing the dear ones from their arms, drowning them miserably in the cabins or carrying them out to sea in shrieking masses on the sweep of the mighty waves. We gee the agonized faces lifted up in mock ery, as it were, by the heaving waters ; we can hear the wild wail that broke from the cabin for an instant, only to be followed by the stillness of death? the moan which sounded to the terrified foreigner like the moan ol the sea lion, but was in truth the smothered shriek of three hundred souls struggling against suffo cation in the agony of death. But it is mer ciful to draw down the curtain and shut out the heartrending scene. In the hoar that seems the hoar of greatest security to the inexperienced traveller the experienced seaman feels that the critical moment of the voyage has arrived. He knows the perils of a treacherous coast His eye strains for the evidence of land along the hori zon, for the discovery of the guiding beacons. His ear listens anxiously for the warning sound of breakers. When in mid-ocean he can sleep oontentedly amidst the howling of the tempest ; but when nearing the coast he studies every variation of the barometer, every sign in the sky. Carefully and cautiously he feels his way, now taking soundings, and now counting the knots as the log-line runs off the reel. The commander of an ocean steamer filled with a living freight is bound to adopt every preoaution that can possibly be taken against any conceivable danger, however remote. He accepts as grave a responsibility at any human being can incur. Hundreds of lives are is his keeping. His passengers trust him with implicit faith. Helpless themselves, ignovant of the first rudi ments of navigation, with exaggerated ideas of the dangers of the sea, they rely wholly upon his skill and fidelity, and not infre quently look up to him with reverence and affection born of the sense of depend ence. No faithful captain of a passenger vessel would take a risk that might endanger the lives entrusted to his care any mors than a loving fattier would wantonly im peril the lives of his children. Carelessness is a crime on the part of such an officer. It is a act, deserving of exemplary punish ment, when steamship owners, for the Bake of large profits, disregard in any way the safety of those who travel on their vessels ; but espe cially is it criminal for an incompetent officer to take charge of a passenger ship, or for a competent commander to neglect any duty, however apparently trivial, that may be re quired for the protean jf his vessel and of those on board. It is impossibls to believe that the owners of the Atlantic o* her com mander are blameless for the terrible calamity that has occurred. We are unwilling at the present time to inquire whether the owners of the White Star line exercised proper care and prudence wh<?n they pljw4 any vessel under Of Captain^ Williams; that seri ous question "Vntwt be dlsonssod here after. But it is certain that they did commit a criminally careless act whoa (hoy gent tha Atlantic to sea at this mmou of the year villi an in sufficient supply of ooaL Wo disregard the denial mode by tho Agents of tho line, and their pleo tbot it would be more expensive to ran into Halifax than to take on board in England a double supply of ooal. The faot that the vessel was actually short of ooal is conclusive evidence that the denial is worth less; the farther fact that the space that should have been devoted to ooal oonldboused few freight, at a large profit, disposes of the special plea. This is now the verdict of (be people, and we can see nothing that will be likely to secure its reversal. The evidenoe that fixes incompetency or neglect on the unfortunate commander of the lost vessel . is terribly conclusive. His own story convicts him of both these crimes. He was approaching a coast notoriously treach erous and bristling all over with dangers. At midnight he judged that he was only forty eight miles from Sambro Island, and he was steaming along at full speed, making, as he supposed, from eight to twelve knots an hour. Where, then, should have been his plaoe but on the bridge? No officer of even ordinary prudence would run his vessel, on the strength of his reckoning, at full speed on a rooky coast, and Captain Williams, with a thousand lives in his charge, should, even at his own calculation, have hove to until morning. But Captain Williams went to bed I Coolly and oomfortably he "turned in" at midnight, and left orders to be oalled at three o'clock in the morning. He was oalled at that hour, but by a messenger different from the one he had expected. At three o'clook, when, according to this offi cer's "reckoning," his vessel ought to have been about eighteen or twenty miles south of Sambro light, she ran crashing on to Mars Bock, aboutu twenty mileg ty the west and seventeen miles to the north of this careful navigator's "reckoning." Bush ing on deck, he found the effect of his fatal recklessness before his eyes. He saved his own life, and four hundred men escaped with theirs ; but, as he laments, every woman and child perished. No wonder that the com mander calls this "terrible," for he must feel that the life of every lost passenger was at his mercy, was in his keep lug, nSS through his incompetency or grostT lieglaol of duty. No wonder that he thinks with horror of the fate of every woman on board, from that ghastly corpse lashed in the rigging, with its staring but sightless eyes, its frothing lips and its fingers covered with glittering jewels, to the poor, weak mother in the steerage, pressing her ocean-born infant to her breast in the oonvulaive grasp of death. Unhappily, in this miserable medley of incompetency and blunders there does not appear to have been a single officer capable of keeping a sound and manageable vessel off a rock-bound coast on a starlight night, or a man on board who, after the calamity happened, had the courage or the humanity to make an effort to save a helpless female or child. Even the one boy saved owed his life to his impor tunity. His piteous cries compelled attention to his periL It is horrible to think that two lines in our latest despatches may explain the whole story: ? "Some of the crew were insubordinate and beyond the control of the officers during the voyage." What a terrible picture is here ! A reckless, careless commander, incompetent or heedless officers, a crew of ruffians, whose first thought in the faoe of horrors such as might have touched the heart of a savage, was the plunder of the dead ! Now, "what are we going to do about it? " Is this calamity to be a nine days' wonder and then to pass away and be for gotten? Is no punishment to be meted out to the guilty parties? Is this steamship line and others to be suffered to continue to risk the lives of passengers in ships short of coal, commanded by incompetent officers and manned by insubordinate crews? So far as the Hkrat.p is concerned we shall insist upon a thorough investigation of this terrible event and upon a full exposure of the foots. We shall hold all the parties implicated to a strict accountability, and, whether this awful calamity has been due to the greed of the company, to the criminal neglect of the officers, or to both, we shall not cease to use our earnest efforts to lay the truth before the public and to do our best to protect the lives which the owners and commanders of ocean steamers appear to hold at so cheap a rate. The News fbom Cuba. ? A special telegram to the Hkbat.d from Cuba, under date of Havana the 1st instant, brings a statement of a report which was then current in the city to the effect that General Portilla had been cap tured by the insurgents. The revolutionist cause was still in stubborn progress against the authority of the Spaniards. The hopes of the people were cheered by numerous desertions from the rants of the Madrid mili tary and the surrender of a couple of army positions to' the patriots. Then there were really painful interior tribulations caused by the high price of beef. This dinner crisis had been produced by s combination of the batchers and slaughterers. The people were likely to unite against the league of the provi sion capitalists and compel them by force to lower the market tariff The new twenty mil. lion loan project finds favor in influential cir cles. Bidwell, the alleged forger against the Bank Of England, remains in confinement at Havana, while another man, George Bidwell, has been arrested, after an exeiting chase, and charged with the offence in Edinburgh, Scot land. Thx Risebvx axd tbm Speculators. ?Great pressure is being brought to bear upon Presi dent Grant and Secretary of the Treasury Bichardson to induce the issue of a portion of the reserve on the specious plea of tho necessity of relief to the money market. Tho real objeot is to put up the premium on gold for the benefit of the Jay Gould Ring, which Is speculating for a farther rise. The remembranco of Black Friday still lives, and tho insinuations and inuendoes to which that conspiracy gave rise are not forgotten. It is to be hoped that the government will keep clear of the intrigues and pool operations of the Wall street gam blers, and suffer them to play out their garnet in their own way and on their own resources. It would be a dangerous experiment for the new Sedlevi^ ?f tbe Treasury to mix himself up with tho schetftes of the street thus early in his official career. * ... k* ** ? -? Waff Bmvae Qsgivuh Gbant to Nsw You? vm quo of (ho aiweUon* dweaawd "on 'Change" yesterday. Various opinions were advanced as to the special object of the visit ; but all, we apprehend, war* vide at the Mark, except the opinion that Peter Cooper* ? .argent letter did the business and that the President came to fix up our city charge. M. Omy aad tk* Wit? 4 R*p?Uto. The National Assembly mi Franca will pro ceed to elect a suooessor to the Legislative J President, M. Grtrjr, to-day. The most prominent candidate is H Louie Mattel, a leader in the party of the Bight Centre. The Legislative body remains deeply excited. The resignation of M. GrAvy is really a serious matter. Alter President Thiers he has ban to France, during these two years of recon struction, the most useful man. The President of the Republic has been useful to the Presi dent of the National Assembly; (he President of the Assembly has been, useful to the President of the Bepublic; and both have done muoh to save Franoe. Considering what has been done by the men now in power in France,and considering the near prospect of the completion of the task which they proposed tP themselves, the resignation of J? Grevy must be regarded as a calamity. Hit importance to the Assembly is revealed in the faot that be was re-elected by a vote of 349 against 281. It is made manifest by this other faot, that he was waited upon by President Thiers, the Count de Itomusat, Minister of Foreign Affairs, and M. Goullaril, Minister of the Interior, who did their best to induce him to recoxi sider his determination and resume his position as president of the Assembly. Th? Doom of Nixon. I All friends of order will rejoice that with such commendable promptness the sentence of death has been pronounced B?6n Michael Nixon, the Chatham square murderer. During Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of this week j& jury was se

oured, the case sialel for the people, toe circumstances of the murder fully and clearly proved, proper appeals made to the jury for the prosecution and the prisoner, the judioial charge delivered, the evidence deliberately weighed by the Jury said a verdict of guilty rendered. Such despatch in the conduct of a capital trial is enoouraging. There was no more doubt of Nixon's guilt fcss firt^ than there was of others whose oases have occupied Courts by the month. A sudden, unprovoked murder has been quickly proven, and yesterday Judge Brady sentenoed the culprit, who is a fit specimen of a New York "rough," to expiate his offence on the 10th of next month by the highest penalty known to our law. The doom of the wretched man, who, no doubt, now regrets the rash act which in a moment sent an inoffending stranger to instant death and bereaved a dependent family of its head, should serve as a warning to those among us who are prompt to wreak their vengeanca upon those who may cross their paths. If the pistol, the bludgeon and the knife can slay, so can the hangman's cord. Society in New York is at last awake to the duty of self-protection by punishing murder. Let other trials proceed with like celerity and terminate with equal justice and life in our Wty will become safer and more valuable. The Austrian Electoral Reform BUI. This important measure has been signed by His Apostolic Majesty Francis Joseph, to the great joy of the people and Parliament. The bill has been, indeed, a government measure during many months past Its main provi sions for citizen enfranchisement and the ; more intimate conciliation of class interests under the crown are given in the columns of the Hkrat.t). The bill is an important conces sion to the demands and the cause of the people. It is a universal suffrage measure regulated by a few of the old time checks and balanoes. Its operation during the next general election will produoe im portant oonsequences among the Teutonic, the Polish, Hungarian and other nationalities subject to Austria, and from these centres the influence will radiate eastward and in other directions. Francis Joseph is prudent, and this time he is so in season. When the people demonstrated around the Palace in Vienna in the year 1848 Ferdinand inquired, "What do you want?" "Metternich must resign," replied the leaders. "Metternich re signed," answered the Prince. The announce ment was received with cheers. The fact was that Prince Metternich had only just quitted the room, where he had been advising a "fire on the mob." The Ministry was reconstructed, however, and without him. Francis Joseph has given solid effect to the scene of 1848. The State Capitol. ? Some - three million dollars have been expended on our new State Capitol, and from five to seven millions more will be needed to finish it This will make the structure nearly equal to the National Capitol? in the cost ? and that will be some thing.. PERSONAL INTELLIGENCE. ? Alderman Peter Gllsey Is again lying seriously ill at his residence. Ex-Mayor George Innls, or Pougbkeepile, la sta y ing at the Astor House. Professor T. R. Lounsbnry, of New Haven, Conn., is at the sturtevant House. United states Senator J. W. Stevenson, of Ken tucky, is in town, at the New York Hotel, where be will remain during tbe week. Mr. James Brooks U Is I very feeble condition. He left Washington yesterday In a steamer for Nor folk for change ef air and scene. James L. Rldgeley, tbe Grand Secretary of the Grand Lodge of Odd Fellows ef the United states, is dangerously 111 at his house in Baltimore. Rev. George Bowers, late Dean of Manchester, has bequeathed to his nephew, Mr. Addlngton, the gold ring known as originally belonging to John Banyan. And now "old Ashtabula" (ancient hotbed of radical abolitionism) censures General Gat Held for bis vote on the salary grab. There is some talk of the General resigning. It should be understood that there are twe "Post" omces In Boston, one ef which General Bnrt is master, and the other "ef which" colonel Greene Is master. Just at present tbero appears to be a little misunderstanding between the two all on account of the nsw Post Offlce building. Per the benefit of all concerned, we will mention that the important changes in the Indiana divorce law are first, requiring a bona fine residence of two years in the State ; second, forbidding the party obtaining the divorce to marry again within two years; and third, limiting divorces to tbe causes specified in the statute. Chief Justice Sandford E. Church yesterday ac companied a number of friends to the Tombs. After witnessing the disposition of the morning wat^h returns, during which the Chief Justice sat on the bench wim <umim uum.""; thQ mane a complete tour of the prison, emier Justice Cfcwgu is string at tu? Metropolitan Hotel. AMUSEMENTS ThOMM M< BaklMUUMTItt 14m* ?O^OtH'iO. I The aadleaee at Bteta way Hall last aight had ?och a treat aa seldom Mis (o Ue lot of coaoert ?oers. fti toe choice prtcnmM oflfcred on the I occasion there was afe e?ma|dta( teatare the oaequaUed readertag of Liaat's eoaoerto to B flat 'If, Rubinstein. suflh piano playing has never been haar 4 here before. She work haa been given frequently tn ?M. city by Hiss Top* ?Uae Kmfaa. m. Miua aa d. we beiieve,Mlas MehUg, bat. with, o#^ exaggeration, u may beaald that not all tbe combined efforta or our resident talent oaold produce such a gqpplne artistic aeusatton as did tbe 1 Russian pianist last evening. The wart Is. jfte best or Liszt's piano pomposuions, because it has one I well defined' and intelligible subject. This theme 1 is only two bars In lengffe and la simplicity ltsei; bat its treatment la effective In the highest degree. I Would that the pompoaer could always be spoken of tn anch terms. Rubinstein's rendering was aim ply grand. The long, trying trill (n tbe second movement,' such a bugbear to aU pianists, was but I child's play to those steel wrists antfflngersof Iron I to whieB mere tecbinque or endurance is nothing. I But the mere mechanical perfection or RuMfisteln's playing would be but a sorry Idea of his wonderful I genius. It is in the crystal-like ciearaess with whlcu even the most complicated passagea are. I phrased, that complete mastery of the piano by I which it thunders, sighs, declaims and singa (and. certainly the noble grand last night ftuthlntty answered every throb of reeling communicated j MBit by tbe inspired pl;iyer), and tbe In- J >r the wojriarilaiaB^MM ?MKle command or the work displayed on the ooeasioa that oftmpet us to place Rubinstein aa kin ? or all ptaatfsta. He played in the second part lour of his own works, namely:? "Prelude and Fftirae.'' "Barcarole, No. 5," "Sdloule" and "Vatse C'a|R-lce.?? Wleniawskl, who may take rank with the best of UYing violinists, played his own magnificent adaptation or B4iaslan airs and Ernst's "Othello," fantasia. The orchestra rendered the *j!gmoat*' overture, Jtnate to "Tristan and Isolde," Wagner, and a uchabert Ma rah. Mr. Thomas pro- 1 | lesos to give a festival weejt of classical manic at Handel jfayde^ ftocjetar orohestra. In a card Mr. Thomas explains:? expl f6 b?_ , character that It wis found necessary in or" T|>a programme* have been ol such a progressive fder to con tinue ttWscalc of merit to select lor the closlog ? an cert the Ninth or Choral Symphony of B(?litov?n. Iu order lojtfve this great work adequately an Invltafloll wis ex tended to the BjMfon Hgndlel and Haydn Society, thei only choral firgaliizafion In this country whose expe-l ranee and culture it them for me interpretation or the vocal part of this symphony. Jfe? society cordially ac tha JhvltatloS iMhc! save spirit <J musical order that prompted It A task of such magnitude Is nece.*ar!lyl vary ha*ardo?s,-and toaskanarganteatleii of about five hundred people to oome t? New York for the purpose of giving one performance scam* to the management lobe prod uc an opportunity while bore to stng *iTC of mire ofthe oratorios which it lia# ?t?4e # sjeolalty would be hailed with pleasure br the large musical community of New York and Brooklyn. It Has therefore been decided to present the Handel and Haydn Society in connection with the orchestra ot Theodore Thomas In the series of grand musical entertainments,, which will later be set forth. iMdBAiMi r But one advice we give Mr. Thomas, He lias a saperb orchestra, beyohd all doubt the best in Amerioa. Let him not waste the talents and ener gies of this orchestra upon the Inane works that represent the school of the future. We have com posers here In America? take Brlstow as an in stance?who writes better music than those de mented Individuals who have, by the sheer force of impudence, forced themselves Into positions which are an Insult to Beethoven and Mozart Oat upon this school of the future I It was conceived la eoni celt, brought forth in insanity and saved to matu rity by the same reprehensible means that made a notoriety of the woolly Horse of the FIJI Mer maid. Mere mechanism In music, no mat ter how clever U may be. cannot be thrust down the throats of an intelligent American publlo for true art Let Wagner looby, a la Albany, mixing music aad politics, and let Liszt don and doff the monk's cowl at pleasure to give the idea of eccentric genius. In thts country we want only good music, and trash, whether cov ered by the purple oi Bavaria or tbe vestments of Rome, cannot aad will not prevail. J The DattdrCftir Varte at WallMk'i. The farce of "Dundreary Married and Settled," by Mr. H. J. Byron, was produced for the first time In tuls country at Wallack's last night. If it bad been called "Dundreary Married, but Unsettled," the title would have been more descriptive of the piece. All the friends of Lady Dundreary had come to live upon his Lordship, and It was in getting rid of them that Dundreary became settled by the aid of Asa Trenchard. From all this it will be seen that, the piece Is a roaring farce as absurd and fhnny as possible. Mr. Sothern, as Lord Dundreary, gave the old part its old interpretation, but under other cir cumstances, and with different surroundings. Some of Dundrearys observations are very droll. "Speaking ol bunions," he says to bis wife, "how is your mother f" Of ceurse the house is vastly amused at a remark bo opportune and betraying so much or the tender and solicitous son-in-law. The part of Lady Dundreary was taken by Miss Rose Coghlan, and Mrue. Ponisl played Lady Trenchard to the Sir Edward of Mr. 3. w. Car roll. Mr. Polk again tiayed Asa Trenchard? play ing it as In the play? his extremely brood Yankee character not being modified at ail by long resi dence In England, as would probably have been the case with any New England man under the clroamstancea The only new oonoeptlon in the piooe was the Abel Murcott of Mr. O. B. Bishop, who made bis first appearance at this theatre last night. Mr. Bishop's Murfcott is very like the cus tomary pictures of Chadband, Pecksniff, Ac., and contains perhaps too much cant to have sprung from the original part of Abel Murcott. On the whole, however, the farce was admirably presented, which is sayinsr a great deal in view of the fact that every part is necessarily compared with the like part in the play, and Is vet a different and thor oughly Individualized bit of acting. Alter a com edy like "David Garrlck," in which Mr. Sothern con tends successfully with Mr. John Gilbert, certainly the finest old man on the modern stage, it is no oasy matter to present a farce, and especially a farce supplementary to the Dundreary story, which will meet with the approbation of the fastidious patrons of Wallack's Theatre. Thi9 was done in the farce presented last night, not only to the satis faction of the audience, but In a way to show con clusively that the old home of comedy has lost none or its power in every specialty of the drama for which it is famed. Musical and Dramatic Notes. Mr. E. L. Davenport is to play Richard IIL at the Chestnut street, Philadelphia, next week. Mr. Albery is the latest of the dramatists re ported as writing a comedy for Mrs. John Wood. "Unelc Sam" is to be withdrawn from the stage of the Grand Opera House after next week, and "Under the Gaslight" win be produced for a two weeks' run on Easter Monday. Lent's circus, at Twenty -sixth street, has proved a great attraction this week. The specialties are quite up to the standard of this class of entertain ment, and the fun exhilarating, as only circus fun can be. A newsboy at Niblo's the other night criticised Buffalo Bill in a tone loud enough to be heard all over the house, and to this efltect 1 "He's not stagy." The Hon. Mr. Cody has not received a prettier compliment from any of the critics. It is said that Mr. William Stuart, who was the manager of the Winter Garden Theatre, in conjunc tion with Edwin Booth, is about to build a new theatre at Twenty-trst street and Broadway. The situation is an admirable one, and it la to be hoped the project will be carried to a successful conclusion. A special performance will be given on Saturday morning at the Circus and Menagerie in the Fair building of the American Institute for the gratifi cation of tbe inmates of the various orphan asylums In the city. The children are expected to attend in a body, nnder the direction of their teachers. This is a practical charity, whlcfT the little ones will enjoy, for, after all, there is nothing which delights .the hearts of children moro than the circus. The friends or Madame Le Vert in New York hav ing invited her to give parlor reading under the direction of a committee of fashionable ladles, who desire thus to show their regard for this talented and estimable lady, she will give her first reading to-night at the residence of Madame Mears, No. 231 Madison avenue, and the seeond on Monday night, tbe 14th, at No. 44 Park plaoe. There win be mnslc and other entertainments on these occasions. _ BMILT FAIIHFtJliL'S FAREWELL Miss Emily Falthfull, who has been visiting the principal cities of the Union for the purpose of agitating In her peculiar ladylike, yet forcible, style the elevation of workingwomen and their recognition in society, gave a farewell lecture yes terday afternoon at Stelnway Hail, la the presence of a large and very select assemblage, composed , mauiijr of indie* BNOLA N V. I : : ? ? ? The Liberty of the Pitta, the Bight if Profeuioa of Piith and the Privilege of Parliuneot. Disraeli's Joke on a Serious Subject? Irish Bo* tort to Dm Anther of "Utfaair"? Principle Above Personalities? Outflow of Bullion. mmm ti the kw mm mewli. London, April 3, 18T8. Iu the House of Commons to-night Mr. Monster, member for Hallo#; rising to n question of priv ilege, had read by the Clerk an extract bom the m Mall oazettt, reflecting on the condhct of the Irish members in regard to the Dublin University bill. Mr. Manster particularly complained of the words, "The bill cnt the ground from under their Fenian agltationajuid their trafflo in noisy disloyalty." Alter a long speeoh he moved that the article "llbelloualy reflected on the oonduet of oertaln members, and was a breach of the privileges et the Hinee " Mr. Disraeli said the Mtlfle referred to oert ^is nttranontane members. There was no speolflc aUoskon. He thought before the lease interfered with the liberty of the press it h$a better ascertain who the nltramontane members were. (Cheers and laughter.) Mr. Mitchell Henry, member for Oaiway, thought the epithet "ultramontane* was clearly used as a term of reproach. He appealed to the House to be as carerul of the honor and character of its Irish memoers as ef others, f Q|- *>rt:II?i3 Mr. McCarthy Downing, member for the county Cork, declared that when defending the principlea of his faith be was not ashamed to avow that he was ultramontane. He indignantly repudiated the charge of disloyalty. Had the abuse been directed at the Scotch and Engllah members as well as the Irish, there would have |)?en no difficulty. Be ex pressed Istoalstiment that the leader of the oppo sition should attempt to prevent discussion. Sir Jo^tn Duke Coleridge opposed the motion and regretted the debate, but thought the subject Could not be disposed ef by a Joke. He cited prece dents, and showed that members must be attaoked as members, If the charge of libel was to hold; an attaok on the House at large was not sufficient to constitute a breach of privilege. Ajfir Jills, member for EUkeiny county, while he was not an'uttramonlane, could not tout condemn the newspaper article ai improper and disgraceful. He was surprised at Mr. Disraeli's oourae, and said he should vote In Javor of the mo tion. Mr. Bernai Osborne confessed he was Ignorant of the meaning of the word "ultramontane." Ho had heard Mr. Gladstone called "ultramontane.1 w The members from Ireland, honest and conscien tious, had been grossly Insulted ; but he hoped the miserable publisher would not be dragged before the bar. It would be better to treat him with con tempt. ' Mr. Ronayne, member for the city of Cork, said he supposed he was one of the members to whom disloyalty was imputed, but he rejoiced at the appearance of such articles as the one In question. The tone of the English press was doing more to promote home Rule" than centuries of anguish sod oppression. Mr. Disraeli's joke would have the same effect In Ireland whloh his speeoh had years ago when toe made reply to his constituents who had given thretf, ehoers for the Ihmtne in Ireland. (Cries of "Ohf Oh!" and cheers.; Mr. Manster said he cenld.easlly dispose of Mr. Disraeli's Joke. Daniel O'Connell was ohce sum moned to the bar of the House because he pub licly declared the torleshad perjured themselves. He ought to have asked whether .there were any torles there; Mr. Gladstone remarked that he appeared to bo the hero or the first paragraph of the artloie. He thought the attack was not a breach ol privilege, although It was unjustifiable and without foundation. He appealed to the member from Mallow to withdraw his motion, because if it was defeated the mover would be placed in an unenviable position. He sympathised with Ahe gentleman, but the con sciousness that he had done his duty should neu tralize detraction. !* ? * The motion was withdrawn. BULLION IN OUTFLOW FRO* TBI BANK. The bullion in the Bankef England has decrease* ?040,000 during the past week. WEATHBR REPORT. War Diriimmv, \ Offiob or thi Chi bp Signal Ofkicml f Washington, April 4?1 A. M. J Probabilities. The area or lowest barometer will more dortif Friday eastward over Iowa and Missouri. For tbo Galf States, Increasing southerly winds, with cloudy weather, and probably rain, along the coast; for the South and Middle Atlantic States, falling ba rometer, southeasterly winds and rising tempera ture, followed by Friday evening by clondy or threatening weather ; for the lake region in gen eral, railing barometer, northeastftiy winda, cloudy and threatening weather; for the upper lakes the wind will increase to brisk, with rain by Friday afternoon. Th? Weather la Tbta City Yesterday. The following record will show the changes la the temperature fbr the past twenty-tour boon la comparison with the corresponding day of last fear, as indicated by the thermometer at Hodnufa harmacy, Hrrald Building:? 1873. 1878. 1873. 1873. 3 A. M 56 43 3 P. M 63 to ? A. M 45 40 0 P. M 41 ftl 9 A. M 44 46 0 P. M 41 44 13 M 63 65 13 P. M 40 41 Average temperature yesterday 47K Average temperature for corresponding date last year 4&H THE HERALD'S ADVERTISEMENTS. [From the New Orleans Republican, March 30.) The advertisements published in the Haw Yokr Herald of last Sunday oocupted sixty-seven columns of that paper, which, at the rates charged by the Herald, are estimated to hare cost over twenty thousand dollars for a tingle Inaertlon. This is the largest advertising patronage engi neered by any single newspaper In the history of journalism. (From the Evansruie (la.) Journal, March 81. J A reoent number of the Niw York B*rau> con tained ninety-six columns of matter, sUty-aevea of which were devoted to advertise** and twenty* nine to news and general intelligence. There waa no occasion for ths apology which the Hihalb offered for publishing this immense mass of adver tisements, for advertising columns are ef inestima ble value to patrons, as tarnishing easy medium* for the supply of their several wants, and to whom they afford an important saving of time and money. ? (From the Ctlca Observer, March 81.J Yesterday's Nsw York Herald contained 10S columns of printed matter, of which sixty-seven coinmns were advertisements. It was In the form of a quadruple sheet with a supplement. The Herald rightly regards this rush or advertising aa evidence of a sturdy awakening of the business in terests or the metropolis for the Spring campaign. Tiie double-sheet Daily Obmver of Saturday, with its unprecedented array or business announce ments, tells the same story of bealtUUl enterprise and activity for Utica. ^ THE MVMnJEJtARHJE 8P5VI0E. WASMiNqrbw, Aprils, 1873. The following revenue office* g have been assigned to duty:? First Lleoter;ants, Thomas Mason, detached ft-om the Mcculloch, at Portland, Me., aad placed on orders; George Williams detached from t*,e Grant at New York, and ordered to the DolaW^ro, Third Lieutenants, H. New coma, orde* e,j w tne petrel at Pcnsacoia; Charles 3l9?e?nr'ay to the Hamilton at Boston; W. A. Trailing tt the Relief at Galveston ; 0e*r'r,e Delap to the Mosswood at East i Pl>r\: George E. McConnell to the Kanse ?\ond at savannah ; John WjrckoT to the Dobbin at \ Ctuitiau ; V, A o'Coauer to we stwcw at New****

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