Newspaper of The New York Herald, May 13, 1873, Page 6

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated May 13, 1873 Page 6
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NEW YORK HERALD BBOADWAY AND ANN STREET. JAMES GORDON BENNETT, TROPRIETOH. voi?me xxxvm no. 133 AMUSEMENTS THIS EVENING. BOOTH'S THEATRE. Twenty-third street.corncr Sixth ?venue.?Amy Kobsabt. _ THEATRE COMIQUE, No. 514 Broadway.?Dium, Bckle;quk and Olio. BOWERY THEATRE, Bowery.?Rir Taw Wikkle Oob Jemimt, Ac. NEW FIFTH AVENUE THEATRE. 728 and 730 Broad way.? Ditobck. WOOD'S MUSEUM. Broadway, corner Thirtieth St.? Nobodt'8 Child. Aitcrnoon ami evcuiug. ATHENEUM. 885 Broadway.? Obawd Vaiuktt Ektbb TA1KMBNT. KIRLO'S GARDEN. Broadway, between Prince and Houston ata.?A?bakl; ok. Tiik Magic Cuauk. UNION SQUARE THEATRE, Union square, near Broadway.?Fboo Fkoc. OLYMPIC THEATRE, Broadway, between Houston and Bleeckcr street.-limrrT Pchitt. WALLACE'S THEATRE, Broadway and Thirteenth itreet.?Tur. Squibk's Last Soillinu. GRAND OPERA HOUSE, Twenty-third st and Eighth av.?Month CaisTO. OERMANIA THEATRE, Fourteenth street, near Third avenue.?German Comkdt. MRS. F. B. CONWAY'S BROOKLYN THEATRE.? Undkb thx Uasligut, Ac. BROOKLYN ACADEMY OF MUSIC, Montague st? Fuancu Opeba?La Grand* Ddcukssb. TONY PASTOR'S OPERA HOUSE. No. 201 Bowery.? Vabtitt Kntkrtainbknt. Matinee at 2}j. BRYANT'S OPERA HOUSE, Twenty-third st.. corner Qth av.?Nkgro Minstbklst, Ac. NEW york museum OF ANATOMY, 618Broad way.? F^iknck and Akt. TRIPLE SHEET. New York, Tuciday, May 13, 1873. THE NEWS OP YESTERDAY. To-Day's Contents of the Herald. ?A NEW PHASE OF TIIE EASTERN question! TIIK INFLUENCE AND AIM OF THE KHE dive" -LEADING EDITORIAL TOPIC?SIXTH Page. ANOTHER BATTLE WITH AND DEFEAT OF TIIE MODOCS! THE NEW FORTRESS RECON NOITRED AND TIIE BODIES OF THE SLAIN WHITES BURIED! EXCEEDING STRENGTH OF CA1TA1N JACK'S PRESENT POSITION? seventh Page. KHIVA IN THE HANDS OF THE RUSSLVNS! A SUCCESSFUL CROSSING OF THE DESERT I A NEW BASE OF SUPPLIES ESTABLISHED! THE ROADS BY WHICH THE TROOPS ADVANCED?Seventh Page. Russia strengthening her navy?a Brit ish FLEET ORDERED TO ZANZIBAR? Seventh Page. I GRAND CORONATION IN SWEDEN! OSCAR SECOND, WITH HIS QUEEN, ASSUMES THE SCEPTRE OF SWEDEN AND NORWAY! A REGAL BANQUET! FETES IN PROSPECT! THE NORWEGIANS TO WITNESS SIMILAR CEREMONIES?SEVENTn PAGE. fHE EUROPEAN MONEY CENTRES AGITATED BY THE VIENNA PANIC! A GENERAL COLLAPSE IN THE VALUE OF GERMAN AND AMERICAN SECURITIES?SEVENTH Paok. *HE RULERS OF RUSSIA, PRUSSIA AND BEL GIUM TO VISIT THE VIENNA WORLD'S FAIR! A SERIES OF GRAND FETES?THE FRECH CABINET AND THE ELECTIONS SEVENTH Page. BRAZILIAN POLITICS-GENERAL telegrams? Seventh Page. POPE PIUS PASSES A SLEEPLESS NIGHT, DIS TURBED BY VIOLENT FITS OF COUGHING! HIS physicians ESTOP ALL AUDIENCES! SOME OF THE CARDINALS VISIT THE HOLY FATHEK?Seventh Page. SOLEMN INTERMENT OF THE DEAD CHIEF JUSTICE! THE CAPITOL CROWDED BY DISTINGUISHED MOURNERS OF ALL CLASSES AND professions! THE FINAL SCENES?Third Page. tHE SAVED OF THE ARCTIC AT ST. JOHNS, N. F.! WILD excitement AMONG THE PEOPLE! PROMINENT MEN CARRY THE LITTLE ESQUIMAU WAIFS IN THEIR ARMS! THE mysterious DEATH OF CAPTAIN HALL! LATEST OPINIONS OF THE WELL INFORMED AS TO THE DIS ASTER?Third Page. THE ITALIAN POLICE ARREST TWENTY PAR ticipants IN THE MOB ASSAULT ON THE QUIRINAL?republican government DEMANDED In ENGLAND?Seventh Page. Sews from the capital of the state legal BUSINESS?THE TROUBLED CON SUL GENERAL?Tenth Page. THE MAYOR AND THE ALDERMEN! THE AP pointments AND THE OFFICIAL DIGNITY ALL THE NAMES DESIRED! NO ACTION?Third Page. SPECULATORS KEEPING UP THE VIENNA AGITATION ON 'CHANGE! THE GOLD CLIQUE DISBURDENS ITSELF! FALL IN THE PREMIUM! BEAR ASSAULT ON ERIE? Fourth Page. A brilliant MILITARY GATHERING?THE REAL ESTATE MARKET?A STOCK TRADER IMPRISONED?Fourth Page. The Vienna Monk* Cataclysm.?By our special cable despatch from London it will be seon that panics and financial trouble are not confined to Wall street. The panic, which occurred at Vienna on Saturday, jost at the time of the opening of the grand Exhi bition, must have boon no ordinary one, for the excitement created involved Rothschild in personal danger and forced the government to come to the rescue. And now we hear that the government finds it nccessary to go even further than issuing more money or making a loan. It proposes to modify the Bank act, with a view of relieving the stock market. We have not received the details conccrning this panic, and ore curious to know if the building of the grand temple of industry for the Expo sition had anything to do with it. Whatever may have been the cause or causes, it is evi dent that Wall street is not the only placc in the world where stockjobbing, extravagant Stock speculations and panics occur. Human nature, and particularly that phase of it con nected with stock exchanges?whether at New York, London, the Bourse of Puris or at Vienna?is the same. Our Lulls and bears may console themselves with the knowledge .that with all tho odium attached to them, there ?re animals of the same kind in the financial metropolitan centres of Europe. The Imperialist Interests of EuBorE will be powerfully and brilliantly represented in Vienna within a few <lays, when tho Czar of BoMUt* the Emporor of Germany and the ffing of the Belgians will greet His Apostolic Majeity of Austria auud a grand national jmd <jirio oration. A Hew Phase of the Eastern Ques tion?The Influence and Aim of the Khedive. Napoleon was accustomed to say that the greatest deeds of modern times would be achieved in the East. While the path of empire takes its way to the West the hidden, romantic, antique lands, in which were born our language and our religion, possess an in terest even to peaceful, busy Americans, who, ! according to the Pope, are too assiduous in making money to always remember it as tho root of all evil. We have had an Eastern question in European politics ever since Eu rope was a civilized continent. It perplexed the Romans; it attracted the genius and the courage of Alexander; it gave inspiration to tho visions and laws of Islam; it animated Napoleon in his invasion of Egypt, and came to him as a rapturous and not impossible dream when he was an exile in Elba. The Third Napoleon brooded over it and made war against Russia to solve it. In America we have an Eastern question that in our chil dren's time, perhaps even in our own, will be come as momentous as slavery and free trade ; so that no matter how rapidly or distantly our American Commonwealth advances in our mission of enlightenment, it does not seem possible to dissever our national policy from [ Eastern questions, which threaten to affect us as keenly as they do England and France. Whoever commanded the Bosphorus was master of the world. This was one legend of I the Napoleonic times. Whoever held Egypt j had the road to India. This was another legend of the great Emperor, and was fully shared by even as practical a man as Palmer ston. It was under the Pyramids that Napo leon made the first grapple in that long war against England, which terminated at Water loo; and when he fell English policy, as in spired by Palmerston, was devoted to the aggrandizement of British power in Egypt. Wo can understand how the effect of these struggles for the supremacy of the Nile would have ended in the efface ment of Egypt, except as a mere province ot the Turk. That land, rich and mighty be fore the time of Jesus or David or Moses, with a civilization and a history running back to the earliest days in the earliest ages, seemed to have fallen upon a fate like that which effaced Troy and Carthage and Baby lon. The Egypt of Sesostris and the Pharaohs was only a name, and the puny Mussulman was master of ruins and deserts where once had reigned a mighty race of men. And philosophers said that even as upon men there comes the evening after the noon, and decay and palsy and death after vigorous, beaming, sunny manhood, so to nations, no matter how great and aspiring, there will come desolation. But all this time, as if to show how God's beneficence mocked the theories of tho philos ophers, the sun shone upon Egypt as brightly as when Joseph gathered its corn, and the great river kept its mysterious life-giving and life-renewing way?carrying fertility into the desert and bringing the har vests on its full Spring tides. Instead of death and extinction new vigor came to the vener able land, and in this last generation we have had the spectacle of a nation rising with new life from the earth which threatened to en tomb it, and showing signs of its former su premacy and splendor. This spectacle, which is of course familiar to our readers, indicates what the genius of a man like the Khedive can achieve in spite of adverse circumstances. Twenty years ago if the world had been told that the day was coming when an Egyptian prince would have honor and consideration not only in the courts but in the money markets of Europe, it would have listened as incredulously as if it were said to-day that an Aztec prince was about to revive the empire of the Montezumas, or that a new Iuca was about to restore the barbaric splendor of Peru. Yet what Egypt is its ruler has made it By his enterprise and statesmanship we have the Suez Canal, next to the Atlantic cable the most important work of the age. This is one of a succession of achievements upon which it is not necessary to dwell. Let it be sufficient that Egypt, which, in tho last gen eration, had no more influence in Europe than Arizona or Sonora, is now tho centre of an Eastern question as important as any phase that problem has ever assumed. We in America are called upon to say whether our influence will be given in favor of the past or the future ; whether we shall assist an en lightened and courageous prince, whose friend ship for Americans has always marked his reign, to win and hold his sovereignty, or whether wc shall unite with those selfish Powers who would make Egypt as Car thage. Happily, it is not a ques tion involving war or peace, although more important than many which have resulted in war. The Khedive proposes to institute what are known as judicial reforms in his domin ions. There have been scandals in jus tice surpassing any in New York, how ever extravagant it may seem. These scan. (hils came from a treaty systoni, by which foreign consuls are permitted independent and irresponsible judicial power over their own citizens and over all matters in which their citizens are concerned. So justice has been destroyed by the alien in the dominions ol the Khedive. But as that prince concedes to foreign Powers by treaty this independence of judicial responsibility, and as this is a con cession exacted from all Oriental nations, from Japan and China and in Africa, the reforms he craves can only be consummated by the adhesion of tho treaty Powers. The two nations that have the most interest in the settlement of tho question, outside of Turkey, are England and Franco. And here comes another illustration of the truth that science and commerce and trado begin to dominate our politics. When tho Suez Canal was planned it was denounced in England as tho dream of a visionary Frenchman. Lord Palmerston publicly scouted it. It would never bo built It was not for British interests that it should be built It was only a French scheme to menace England s power in Asia to control the path to India. According to a statement in the House ol Commons the effect of this animosity on the part ol England was that tho canal was made to cost a great deal more than it should have cost. But French energy and the aid of the Khedive completed the work, and at once tho whole trade between the European nations jWl lad* ww changed. JJy going tfcropgh the Suez Canal thousands of miles were saved in the route to the East. To go through the canal a new class of ships had to be built. Of this carrying trade at least seventy per cent carry the British flag. So here was a canal which England had opposed and ridiculed, and yet it was not only successful, but neces sary to her commercial supremacy in India. It was owned by Frenchmen, and an Egyptian prince had it in his power. France insists that, her capital having built the canal, she should control it, as she does her property in telegraphs and railways. England insists that the work is so useful to the world? so necessary to her own power, of course? that it should be taken from the control of any company or any nation and made neutral and free, like the great rivers and the high seas. This commercial quarrel?this emulation in the contest for supremacy in Asia?iB behind the opposition now made by the grout treaty Powers to the judicial reforms of the Khedive and his general policy of progress. In plainer words, Egypt must bo stifled bccause of a mis understanding between France and England. Now, if anything were clearer than another, it is that in a controversy of this kind America has no pott. In the first placo, wo have the wholesome and hallowed doctrine tliat there should be no interference in foreign affairs. There is no foreign affair more insidious and perplexing than this Eastern question. There is not one with more complicated and embarrassing contingencies. In no case should we be more particular to avoid entan gling alliances. We can have only one general, generous, magnanimous policy. We must deal with the ruler of this ancient and re nowned dominion as we dealt with Thiers when he became President of France, and with Figueras as President of Spain. We must encourago him in his reforms, assist him in the regeneration of his kingdom, aid him in every honest effort to improve the condi tion of his people, and pray that the time may come when Egypt will be as mighty as when her sons ruled in Memphis and in Thebes. Surely no course is clearer than this, and yet we have our Secretary of State taking an ac tive part in the quarrel and refusing to con sent to judicial reforms in Egypt because it gratifies the French Minister. This is the attitude of Mr. Fish. That worthy Secretary is quietly making a diplomatic record for us on this new East ern question that in time may lead to great harm. It will make a precedent that in the future may be followed to our sorrow. It will injure us in Egypt, whore we are strong, and embarrass a prince who is entitled to our sympathy and our respect. It is a practical interference in foreign questions that will do us neither credit nor honor. It may be the result of inattention on the part of Mr. Fish. It may come from a misapprehension of the question?from a friendly desire to please the distinguished gentleman now French Minister in Washington. Wo are afraid, however, it is to be attributed to that tendency in what may be almost regarded as traditional in our State Department, to always take the side in inter national questions most unwelcome to Eng land. In other words, to irritate England and surrender to her when she becomes in earnest. However much this question concerns Eng land, it more directly affects the Khedive, and, withdrawing from the merely European fea tures of it, we are bound to aid the ruler of Egypt in his Bplendid struggle, and to aid him as cordially in regenerating the empire of Pharaoh as we have aided Figueras in found ing a free commonwealth upon the empire of Ferdinand and Isabella. The Coronation of Oscar II. aa King of Sweden. Our special despatches from Stockholm bring us the story o 1 the coronation of Oscar II. as King of Sweden. The grandson of the French man Bcrnadotte, as the able, intriguing man who was afterward* Charles XIV. of Sweden is best known, is King of the entire Scandina vian peninsula. He succeeded his brother, Charles XV., who died in last October, but, in addition to the ceremonial described else where, has yet to submit to a similar process in Norway next July. The time of Sweden's active influence on the affairs of Europe has apparently passed by; but the hardy race that it nourishes should never bo over looked by those who rend history through the peoples as well as the kings. The tendency of the present age, in spite of racial hates and imperial ambitions, is to turn the efforts of men towards their own homes. The world has had Alexanders, Charlemagnes and Napoleons enough. The periods marked by each were eminently those of transi tions. The empires which Alexander and Charlemagne put together with such force and in such haste were too great for their successors, and the process of falling to pieces under the generals of tho one and the weak successors of the other only showed that they were before their time. Napoleon Bonapnrte differed from the others in that he saw his conquests melt away before himself. The doctrines of the Republic under whoso wing ho rose to fame were too crude and too bold for the aeccptance of king ridden Europe. His recognition of this fact, aud his swift employment of tho forces of the revolution against itself, mark him as a wonderful phenomenon; but the fifty odd years since Waterloo have shown how littlo even so brilliant a man could do to stem the tide of opinion that makes or un makes governments. The "Little Corporal," it is true, left an indelible stamp upon the world s history. Plebeian as ho was, he built up thrones in a day that perished in the night, while the old feudal world looked on in fear and wonder. But he will be regarded, when the philosophy of this ago is written, as one who, finding the temptations to absolute power too great, tried ineffectually to compromise with the old kingly ordc r he had displaced. Naples, Spain, the Netherlands, his phantom kingdoms, have disappeared as such. France, that lie held enthralled, is to-day a Republic, as Napoleon found her. Only in the old Scandinavian Kingdom of the North does a substanec of what now sceuis the Napoleonic phantasm remain. The people who crowned Oscar II. King of Sweden yesterday have taken the family of the French Marshal to their hearts, and, as the latter have become so thoroughly naturalized to their new country as to strike at need against that from which they sprung, nothing seems necessary to conse crate the union. Relieved through the gonins of tho century icona taking on active part in, tbg affair* of Europe, tbe Kingdom of Sweden and Nor way has ample time to devote its energies to the cultivation of its own industries. The prudent and passably wise family that now rule there are limited within close constitu tional bounds, and the utilitarianism of the two peoples can be traced in no better way ???? in their long Parliamentary debates as to whether it was necessary to spend money on the ceremony of crowning a king at all. They appeared to be tolerably well satisfied with their King. That he was their monarch they were ready to admit; but it required a good deal of soft speeches and appeals to glorious tradition bofore the Swedish Parliament could see the nocessity of providing the necessary number of riz-thalers for the coronation ceremonies. This is instruc tive. The country that threw off the Danish yoke under the lead of Gustavus Vasa has come down to the consideration of what royalty of imported or home manufacture may cost, and that it has allowed a little extra expenditure this time after some grumbling may indicate what its temper will be with the next king who wants to be crowned. The energy of the Scandinavian peoploB has left its mark on history. They produced a Gustavus Adolphus and a Charles XIL The former may have been an ambitious religious enthusiast, and the latter may have justified Lord Byron's coupling him with "Macedonia's madman;" but the feats of both show what wild dreams in hardy, fearless natures can be nursed among those peoples of the north. We are rojoiced to think that now those peoples have the ways of peace before them, but in their sturdy manhood it is well to re member what changcs they wrought in Eu rope through the ways of war in the centuries past. From the present and the past we may learn, if not the future of the Scandinavian peoples, at least what possibilities for the un born time they have within themselves. ' Public Improvements ?Small Projects Agalnat Great Enterprises. At this time the prosecution of the im provements which tend to develop the great public interests of the metropolis, and es pecially those which will aid in extending the

city northward, are objects of paramount value and importance. Enterprises of a pri vate or local kind?as, for instance, the con templated widening of Ann street?can only help to paralyze improvements of a mors vital character to the general welfare. These small affairs can only serve to draw attention from the great projects which, just now, are of paramount importance. With such improve ments as are imperatively demanded?enter prises which are gigantic in conception and completion, requiring constant aid and atten tion?we cannot afford to waste a thought on small projects. We do not want to see the petty prevent the accomplishment of the grea$, ant* as the Ann street widening is the first of the small things to interfere with the great we oppose it as ill-timed and pernicious. General city improvements are the great need of the people of New York. Rapid transit has been too long deferred, and the well being of the metropolis requires that the delay shall^no^ contintld much 'longer! The annexation of lower Westchester is a matter of the greatest importance to the commercial greatness and the social and political con venience of the city. Without the latter the former is scarcely practicable, both on account of the inconvenience to a rapid transit com pany in having the lower end of the line in one county and the upper end in another, and because of the necessity of exercising a thor ough metropolitan supervision over such a line. Until these two things?rapid transit and annexation?are accomplished, it is idle to talk of minor improvements in the downtown districts. The upper part of the island, where roads and bridges and secure tunnels?indeed, all the equipments of a great city?are imme diately demanded, takes precedence over the private interests further down, and asks that these little affairs shall not stand in the way of the general growth of the metropolis. The bill for annexing lower Westchester has passed both branches of the Legislature, and is now in the hands of the Governor, whose signature only is required to make it law and unite the destinies of part of the sister county with our own. In view of the immense im portance of the scheme to the people of New York, a great number of whom live from year to year fn filthy overcrowded tene ment houses and unhealthy localities, we would recommend the Governor to sign the bill as soon as he can do so consistently with a proper consideration of its provisions. It is as much a question of health as profit to the people. , By signing this measure General Dix may ad vance us several steps towards that millennium of rapid transit so long (Jk>oked forward to by New Yorkers, if it doeiMiDt directly contribute ! to its establishment. IT it should give us the means of erecting cottages for the laborer in locations where he and his family can breathe the pure atmosphere of nature, giving him a home, at a reasonable rent, it will be an inestimable boon. But if by this means the man of business and the mechanic, as well as the man of leisure, are enabled to live out of town and yet reach their homes within fifteen or twenty-five minutes after leaving the cen tres of business, it will be a blessing and a comfort that the people will acknowledge and appreciate. There are, however, two sides to every ques tion, and public improvements should be made conformably not only to the interests of specu lating capitalists but of the taxpayers and the general public. The question of rapid transit has been made the basis of extraordi nary privileges to one of our great railroad corporations. The Fourth avenue, for in stance, has been widened to such an extent that it literally divides the city, but while the difficulties to the persons going across the city have been heightened, and, in some places rendered insurmountable, the railroad company is pre]taring to enjoy all the advantages granted by the State, but so far has failed to erect bridges or provide means of crossing the tracks at points where excavations are made. We must insist that the improvements be made in accordance with the public safety and convenience, and that if the company is to derive additional benefit from the concessions it has obtained it must erect bridges and provide the safest means possible for the passage of persons whose business may compel thom to cross the avenue. The Comptrgiier'a receipts yesterday wore PERSONAL INTELLIGENCE. Ex-Mayor William G. Fargo, of Buffalo, la at the A Ex-aovernor Randolph, of New Jersey. U at the New York Hotel. State Senator H. L. Swords, of Louisiana, la at the St. Nicholas Hotel. Baron E. de Porranellac, of France, yesterday arrived at the New York Hotel. General Manuel Campos Diaz, of Cuba, is regis tered at the Metropolitan Hotel. Captain J. M. Bacon, of the United States Army, U registered at the Astor House. Captain W. G. Mttcholl, *f the United States Array, is at the Coleman House. Lieutenant General Philip H. Sheridan yesterday arrived at the Fifth Avenae Hotel. Ex-congressman Robert H. Pruyn, of Albany, is staying at the Fifth Avenue Hetpl. Ex-State Prison Inspector F. L. Laflln, of Sau gerties, la at the Metropolitan Hotel. Ex-Secretary of State Homer A. Nelson, or Pougli keepsle, is staying at the Fifth Avenue Hotel. Captain E. W. Clift, of the United states Army, has temporary quarters at the Sturtevant House. Major J. D. Bingham and Captain 9. C. Llfford, of the United States Army, have quarters at Hie Glen ham Hotel. A plumber at York, England, Is Imprisoned for threo months, for driving a horse so hard that both his fore feet came off. The Earl of Derby is to lay the foundation stone of Rev. Newman Hall's new chapel, in Westminster Bridge road, Loudon, which Is to cost $150,000. Two Russian gentlemen are registered at the St. Mcholas Hotel, as Prince V. Wlascmsky and Cap tain Aux, of the Russian Imperial Guard ol Hus uars. . . . Senator Sumner, who Is greatly improved health, made his first evening visit Blnce his latest attack, on the occasion of congressman Hooper's dinner parly, a few evenings since. Is Napoleou deadf A correspondent of the Paris Ftrjaro says no, and that the person luterred at Chislehurst Is a counterfeit Emperor, while the real Bonaparte is travelling quietly through t rance, testing the political feelings or the people. Count Kreutz, Secretary of the Russian Legation; Marquis de Noallles, the French Ambassador; ttount Cortl, the Italian Minister, and Mr. Steven son, the Swedish Minister, have secured cottages and will spend the coming Summer at Newport. Rev. Phebe A. llanarord, who supplies the pulpit of the Unlversallst church in New Haven, Conn., celebrated her fortieth birthday on Tuesday even ing last. She rec-lved numerous presents rrom the members, a roll or greenbacks being the most ser viceable. Rev. J. Fletcher Williams, of tho Methodist Epis copal Church South, has been convicted or conduct unbecoming a parson, berore a church council In Marlon county, Kentucky, and expelled from the fold. The principal witness against him was a young girl. One of the Iowa Congressmen having spent ins $5,000 back grab, and ascertaining tnat he has become tn consequence very unpopular among his constituents, is n&w shinning around with the hope of borrowing the amount to enable him to return the mosey and redeem his patriotism. Mr. Henry William W llborforce, formerly a clergy man or the English Church, who joined the Roman Catholic communion some twenty years ago, has Just died. He was the youugest son of the great abolition leader, William Wilberrorce, and brother or the present Bishop or Winchester. Chevalier Lobo, Minister or Portugal, lert Wash ington a few days ago in arrears to his landlady one month of occupancy and five of his contracted tenancy. This bit of gossip is the scandal or the diplomatic corps, and the delinquency will be promptly represented to his government through our Minister. DEATH OF MAJOB CHANDLER Washington, May 12, 1878. Major John G. Chaoaier, a well known and much rcspected regular army 0<BC5r^icl<l ycBterday morning in the St. Elizabeths Hospital for the Insane, where he had been for several months. John G. Chandler was a native of Massa chusetts, and graduated at the Military Academy. In July, 1853, ho was brevetted second lieutenant in the Third artillery, and was promoted to first lieutenant of the same command In May, 1856. He served on frontier duty in Utah and California in 1845-'55. He was with the Rogue River expedition ?n<i was engaged In several skirmishes against the oTegon Indians. He was engaged in quelling the disturbances in Kansas in rebellion he was Chief Quartermaster of the De partment or West Virginia, and was engaged in action at Camirex Ferry in 1861, at the bauie of Slnloli in 1862 and at the battle or Pe"^iuteh,p>L1ia present at the siege of Port Hudson; with the Sa bine Pass expedition In 1863; with the Red Klver exi>edltfou, and took part In the battle or Mans field; also at the battle or Pleasant Hill and the operations or the thirteenth army corps in Texas In 1864. In March, 1865, he was promoted to brevet colonel lor "faithful and meritorious services during the rebellion." Subsequently he served In the Quartermaster's Departments or the Gull and Dakota. WEATHER REPORT. War Department. ) Office of the Chief skjnai. Officer, / Washington, D. C., May 13?l a. m. j ProbabiHUet. For the Middle States and lower lakes railing barometer, southerly and southwesterly winds, followed by low temperature, partly cloudy weather and occasional local rain; lor New England and Canada lalllng barometer, southwesterly winds, In creasing cloudiness and possibly rain; lor the Guir and South Atlantic States southerly and southwesterly winds, rising temperature and partly cloudy weather; for the Northwest and up per lakes, and thence to Kentucky and Missouri, northeasterly to northwesterly winds, falling tem perature, clearing and clear weather. Cautionary signals continue at Duluth, Chicago, Milwaukee and Grand Haven. Reports are missing from west ot the Mississippi. The "Weather In Thl? City Y*it*rday. The following record will show the changes in the temperature for the past twenty-four hours in com parison with the corresponding day or last year, as indicated by the thermometer at Iludnut's Phar macy, Herald 1872. 1873. 3 A. M 57 53 3:30 P. M 78 66 Si SE:S:::::::::S 8 12 M. " 77 Ot 12 P. M .J* Average temperature yesterday ???????;? 01 * Average temperature for corresponding date last year '? THE SPORTSMAN'S CLUB. Last evening the Sportsman's Club, of this city, met at the residence or Mr. Clinton Gilbert, 20 West Tenth street. In the absence or the President of the association, Mr. Royal Phelps, who was uti avoidably detained by reason of Illness a his farollv, the Vice President, Mr. Robert B. Roose velt, acted as Chairman, and Mr. Wight, acting as Secretary, read the minutes of the meeting. Mr. r.llhert with the courtesy and kindness pos sessed by him, offered every hospitality as a host In hw uwn mansion. Among tho gentlemen present wpreMcssrs ltoosevelt, Gilbert, Colonel Alire I \\ag S Dr ureenTMesars. Hays, Wight, Meyer. While h.Mid curphey, Hllmors. lloll.erton. W. C. Barrett, ?,d others, it was the last meeting or the Season and a private one. The next meeting will be' held at toe residence of Mr. Royal Pnelps in November, to which month the meeting was adioumed. It Is the custom of these gentlemen t? meet monthly, at the residence oi one ol their members, and the proceedings last night indicated that they will, as In honor bound, send live delegates to the Sportsman's Con vention. Several matters were discussed in relation to the Hues which were to he recovered, and notably was one?that ol Mr. Rob #?rt P Noouey?whom the law had abacaseu to tue extent ol $75. Mr. W. C. Harrctt stated that 1lie 'would justify him, and lie usked the club to atoept ttic tin*? from Mr. Nooney. On motion of the c naii t!itH wiiH accepted. Several paperswt'ro rcai1.1in? at the conclusion Mr. Gilbert, the host, otf^ed t his guests a most elegant dinner, flanked witn the choicest wines, at which t wenty ,f, down. After Ihejviands bad been attenU?? to durlng which time there were Hbuttaos ?Irf> mnde most gallant sugar-cored ham?toasts w. w||() and respondml to by Mr. RoiiseveU.Mr. M y , spoke in a "symbolical" manner, bv -?- * , ' Dr. oreen, <1 ??aouthside^ lame Mr. J^lght, wno related his miifortnnes: Mr. Wlutchea , cstely touched on the ;'Pacific Slope ' an other gentlemeu. The occasion was marked by tuajgtn tlemanly feeling and enjoymeja which always mark the career of amateur s^tsmen . nr. ?? FUom vw e.tavtod * mwalwt ol UW wuu. AMUSEMENTS. Kin ITrllaon ?t BoothWtay Bobnrt" Nothing which has been produced on the New York stage In a long time has so thoroughly Illus trated the want of American comedy as "A1117 Itobsart," played at Booth's Theatre last night for the first time in this country. Some very good acting and a few telling situations made the piece a success?as the times go, an unusual success?but much of the piece, notably the whole of the second act, was not at all In sympathy with the tastes of the people who saw the play. It Is unnecessary to relate the plot, for all readers of English litera ture know the story of "Kenilworth" by heart, and It Is equally unnecessary to lament the introduc tion or Queen Elizabeth and her Court as the infe rior characters In a play where the daughter of Sir Hugh Kobsart Is the heroine. If it were the purpose of such plays to ridicule monarchy and to show that the devotion and constancy of a woman's heart are preferable even to loyalty to a selfish Queen, no better plan could be found to' bring the time-honored in stitutions of England into disrepute. At least such were the tendencies of the representation last ulght. Miss Bella i'ateinau, ar Queen Elizabeth, bad a part far beyond her powers as an actress, which orought her art into painful contrast with the powerful and finished conception of Miss Neiiaon'a Amy Kobsart. We have *een this distinguished actress in nothing more admirably suited to her genius than in her represen tation ?r this unfortunate, loving and discarded creature of Sir Walter Scott's imagina tion. in all respects she reaches the standard of her fame In the part, in the scene with Varney in the first act, where he reveals, though dimly, the viUanies he contemplates, she exhibits the beauty and force and strength of trae womanhood. The meeting with Leicester was also admir ably done, lor it showed love and constancy with out degenerating Into sentiment. If Amy Kobsart had been a foolish and sentimental girl we should have deplored the lack of "gush" and "heart" which Miss Nellson generally shows In parts of mere sentiment, as. for instance, Pauline, in *'The Lady of Lyons;" but here sbe had something nobler to portray?a wife who regarded ner own honor as more sacred than her lord's ambition?and it was nobly por trayed. The interviews with the Queen In the third act and with Leicester and Varney were also exquisite bits of art. Nothing could be more im> passioned or suggestive than her invocation of the protection of Elizabeth, the scene being so power* Hilly done as even to elevate Mlso Pateman's Queen far above her usual level. The wiiely tenderness for Leicester ana the womanly detestation of Var ney were also forcibly exhibited. The closing scene or the play, where Varney drags her from Mervyn's power, but meets the death on the draw he had designed for her, was a good sensational point in a drama where the excitement of the audience had beeu wrought sufficiently nigh for the fearful cli max. Mr. Bangs, as the Earl of Leicester, played with evenness and eood taste, but Tailed in making the p&rt the strong and powerful creation it may become. Mr. Mt'll Warner's Varney la the first bet showed mauv traces ot. a bad school of acting; but he greW better as the play proceeded, and after a few days the part will mellow into a very good performance. Mr. Itobert Pa! email as Mike Lam bourne, Mr. N. W. Decker as Tressjlian, Mr. Hoi Smith as Wayland Smith and Mr. S. W. Glenn as Tony Poster were all de serving of a word of recognition. Sir Walter Kaleigh was very amusing, because nobody ever supposed Sir Walter could have been so awkward, and the ballet, though well enough in its way, would not (Satisfy those patrons of art who regard this as the first merit of a dramatic picture. The piece promises to have a good long run. The house was large and enthusiastic, and Miss Neilson was repeatedly called before the curtain. RnblmtelnN Piano Recitals. Yesterday afternoon, at Steinway Hall, before ? very large audience?principally composed of ladies?the great Russian pianist commenced a series of farewell recitals of Fuuh a gigantic char acter as regards the multiplicity and variety of the selections that be seems determined to leave the Impress of his genius on the memory or tho^ American public in imperishable lines. For two hours the wonderful virtuoso brought the audience back to the days of Bach, Handel, Scarlatti and Mozirt, and held them by the vividness ot his Illustrates until the close of a performance Which, In less experienced' liandkC would prove intolerable. Flist cauie a shoal Of preludes and lugues from "Le Clavecin blen temper^," and for a time It seemed as If Ee would go through the entire forty-eight ntim ers or the series. Next followed a lively "glgue," which would set an "Arrah-na-pogue's" head crazy, and the ramous chromatic fantasia, the bugbear ol many an eminent performer, passing from the works or the great Bach to those of his scarcely less accompllwhed son, Philip Emmanuel, the pianist gave a rondo by the latter, wno first conceived the idea or making the harpsichord sing. Then the colossus or choral music was Introduced as a piano writer. Handel's air and variations In D minor, a glgue and air and variations in E major, gave an intelligible idea or the style or one who was as re nowned a periormer 011 the harpsichord as on the organ. Old Father Haydn was represented by a delightful "Andante" with variations. Then came the real creator of the advanced school or the harpsichord, Domenlco Scarlatti, the man who first broke through old established rules to prodnce new aud bold effects. The cat's lugue and a sonata represented Scarlatti. Mozart closed the honored line or old masters with a tantasia in C minor, a glgue, a rondo, and an oriental wair from the A major sonata. With the immortal composer of "Don Giovanni" piano music assumed a new form, and the fertility or his genius was shown no less in this direction than in his orchestral and vocal works. At the second recital, which takes place on Wednesday afternoon, Kuoinstein will play sue sonatas by Beethoven. Schubert, Weber and Men delssohn will be Illustrated on Friday afternoon, and in the evening, at Mile. Llebhardt's benefit, Schumann's "Andante" and variations, for two pianos, will be given by Kublnsteln and Miss Meh lig. After the recital yesterday the great pianist left for Philadelphia to conduct his "Ocean" sym-, ? phony, which was performed there last night. I AET MATTERS. Antiques at Clinton Hall. A collocation of rare antiquities was to be seen yesterday at the Clinton Hall salesroom and will remain on view during the week, the evenings of Thursday, Friday and Saturday, however, being ap plied to its public disposal. They lately constituted a private cabinet, owned by a gentleman of this city, and collected in Europe during an experience of many years. They consist or stone camcos and Intaglios, mounted and unmounted; miscellaneous relics rrom churches ana convents, purchased in Home; armor and oil paintings, miniatures, paint* lngs on ivory and cuamels on copper; coins, bronzes and medals, carvings in wood, engravings, shell cameos, sculpture iu lava, coral and con chllla, mosaics, pottery and snuffboxes and water color drawings aud engravings on copper. I he stone cameos and Intaglios are prob ably more numerous than those constituting any other collection hitherto seen In this coun try. Traces or Etruscan workmanship are visible iu manv that are scarcely less than three thousand years old, and which in this respect sustain comparison with some or the gems in the celebrated Cesnola dlsen tombments. or the one thousand engraved stones, hair are Etruscan, Greek, Egyptian, Roman and Persian, and many are or the Medici epoch. There are three hundred pieces ot jewelry, mostly rings. About two thirds ot these are fine cameos am! intaglios, antique, mcdia-val and modern, and have been heavily monnted In eighteen carat solid red gold. One-third of the rings a re cameos and two-thirds Intaglios. The convent relics, pur chased during tne suppression of the conventB by Victor Emmanuel, include fine carvings in Ivory, wooodcu crucifixes, ebony crosses ol the Byzantine period, pictures I11 silk embroidery, old panel carv ings, noly water basins in enamelled pottery, and pre-Kaphaelite paintings on canvas, wood, ivory and copper. The armor presents specimens of every country In Europe. Over one hun dred oil paintings are mostly representa tive or the pre-Raphaellte and Byzantine schools, and among an equal number or ivory miniatures are gems in tne school or Peru glno, and medlirval copies oT Guerclno's "Sibvl" We have heard the enamel watches described as beautlfnl abnormalities, and are scarcely disposed to criticise the epithet too severely. Two deserve partlcularlzatlon, one 01 them betug Inclosed In a spnerlcal eighteen carat gold case, and presenting tne enamel ol the last ccutury; the other la ot more rccent date, but encased with equal richness. The coins, medals and bronzes consist of several hun dred pieces?examples or the early Roman, Greek and Egyptian styles. Grotesque and religious sub jects of the thirteenth, fourteenth and firteonth centuries, are represented In the antique chests and the carvings In wood. Lastiv, sixteen pieces or heavy copper, frota ten to twenty Inches long, are covered with line engravings, among which ara Titian's "Venus" and "Napoleon I. blessed by Pius VII.," containing nearly thirty portraits ol person ages In the suite of the great French Emperor. Avery's Sale To-XIght. To-nlght Is tho first or the sale oT Mr. S. P. Avery'a fine collection of oil paintings, to which attention was asked yesterday. The affair will come off at the Somervllle Art Gallery, and bo concluded to morrow evening. The Archloplscopai cross, which was manu* Tactured In Paris and supposed to have beon lost, in tho shipment, was found In the Iwrndod ware house at. Jersey City and forwarded to His Graco Archbishop Uaylcy last Thursday by John A. McSorley, of this city, ft Is a magnificent piece of workmanship aud tho richest of its lUBd In tha LjJUed ?ttttc#,

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