Newspaper of The New York Herald, May 15, 1876, Page 3

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated May 15, 1876 Page 3
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THE EXHIBITION. Machinery Hall and Agricultural Hall, With Their Contcati, Described. THE LIGHTS AID SHADOWS OF THE SHOW. The Turnstile Arrangements and the Admissions. ? SAYINGS AND DOINGS ON THE GROUNDS Puilaosli-hia, May 18, 187& Iww glad to sea signsof Rossis this morning as I weal to lb* department aasignud ber. Russia la missed, and from what Governor Curtiu, who wu oar Minister at the Russian Court, Bays, tho display will be striking. Tama la also on tha ground, and the workmen have begun to put ber department into ?hapa. Egypt la ready, and ber sbow baa Im proved In Interest and in completo and rep resentative la many ways. Tbore is a new Inscription telling how tbe oldest of nations greets the youngest in its morning time. Sweden and Norway grow in intereat. You wlU remember, porhaps, that I reported tbeae countries "all ready " on tbo opening, )ut I note that tbta readiness was only partial. New hatares are added daily, and amoug others lifo-sizo \gares representing tho manners and customs of tlio peasantry of the (ar nortb lands. Tbere is a toucb M humanity about this feature wbleh you find In be Scandinavian nations alone, and it made the heart .teat higher to look on these qasint, strange brms, which seemed on tbe instant to have lite. There aas a group of watchmakers?a hunting party which had allot an elk, and atood around the boast as be gasped away. Thero was a domestic group, around ?which many tears will be shed. A dead baby lies in Uacradle; tho common blaek coffin is at its feet; tbe mother has just leaned over her darling for a last em brace; the gray-haired grandfather, bending on bis ?taff, looks down In sad resignation. Tbe clergyman reads Irom tbe sacred book aotue words of peace and comfort, and another little one -a five-year-old trot alwut?ittndi near the chair, not qulto comprehending the meaning of It all. .Spain is rich in ores and in evi dences of her national wealth, but deficient tla taste and in tboae articles which show tho Bpanlsh skill. But there is ono bit of work In ateel, which 1 fancy carao Irom Toledo, which will attract the carious eyo as among the gems *' lbe In all departments the work of improve ment goes on. The sound of tho hammer and tbe tearing of the saw are heard in all directions. A week h?s passed since 1 etrne here. In that week there has beej a complete transformation, and in a tow more there will be a sbow fit lor kings to see. *HK LIGHTS AMD SHADOWS OF TH* SHOW. At the same time, for you see 1 moat be critic as well >? historian, there are many gaps. Some sections are Jpreail out a great deal. There is space enough nnoc. ^upled, even in the most oomplete departments, to give room for a new exhibition. Others are poor and moa gre. In many cases utility and eduoation are sacrificed ?o advertising. This is the case in the American de partment. One looks Impatiently for France to lull into shape, although every day shows a now beauty In tbo exhibit of that wonderful country. Wo miss Knglana in the Machinery Hall, wbero It Beems as If tho other nations had givou America conceded supremacy. The vast engine Which stands in the centre of the Machinery Hall as a Colossus, seems to be an emblem In its way of our American greatness in tb's respect. The Agricultural ?Ball is not far enough advanced to enable us to seo It .completely, bat It would not surprise ine if it became ?he most Interesting exhibit on the grounds. There are honest qualities of attraction about corn and wine and oil, which satisfy the observing miiid, and as you walked irom ono goibio arcade to the other, amid monumental piles of food and food substances, there was a senso Bf comfort and security, especially in these hard times, which you do not leel in the imaginative sections, the Horticultural Hall, as a work of art, is worth a morning's study, but tbe exhibition of fiowirs and ferns and tropical frulu Is crude. You run through It very soon, and find a recompense In the wide sweep ing lawn which spreads toward tbe Women:* Pavilion and will be before long, when tbo gardeners are through with it, one of tbe most beautiful spots on th s continent, ro-dsy ono bad a glimpse of what it might become. Tbe terraced greenery, running into an abrupt ravine Spanned with graceful bridges; tbo cunning adapta tions of roses and tuberoses and hyacinths; the count less plants, rresh from the nursery, and not yet quite nt home In the new soil; tbe distant fountains spark ling in the sunshine and their spray cooling your face like a blessing; the river winding its way around the Pairmoant bills; the throng of Spectators coming aud going In holiday attire; the aoand of strange tongues, of Spanish and French, Cbineeo and Arabic, Italian and German; the odd cos tumes from the Mediterfunean, tho Bospborus and Japan; the cheerful clink and thud of a hundred ham mers, workmen hurrying about In busy preparation, further beyond tbe graceful towers of the stupendous ball, which enfolds within it so much of tbo wealth jiiid grandeur of nations?thousands of flairs puttering Irom every turret, all here in peace, the crescent and the cross, tbe elepbant and (he dragon. The stern, cold emblem of Gorman unltv b* *'dB Wllb me gay tricolor ol France, and still beyond, in tbe misty summer air the spires of tbo great city, wbero joy hus reached Its tulneas In this centennial pageaJtry^ceriain^ ???n?0i!ler ,n Alner,c" can present a pano rama like this, the panorama which you see aa you walk along the terraced lawn In front 01 tho Horticul *nn vastsksm or thk anow. i ,?*Te "ld- ihe prevailing thought Is the vast XSSS of this show. I despair ol conveyiug an idea of It to jroa in tbe limited form of correspondence It is ?cale and arrangement, approaches aud Mrroandings anything of tbe kind before attempted ft* lb* luoV experienced visitors of loreign ox hjWtons, such ss ihoeeol London, Paris and Vienna, utterly amased at tho grandeur of tho piaa and Its execution. The disproportion be tween man ana bis works was scarcely ever more grandly illustrated than en the Centennial .!'.ln*yr*gard ,he ?WI*?" Pyramid, as the monuments ot a great past. We may linger in the loltv cathedrals of the Old World und wom>r at tho seal which built ibem up; but the Pyramids were tho work of slaves and prisoners of war, and every stone ?et in their mountainous aides may bo aaid 10 be ce ?aented la its place by the Wood and tears or mankind Tbo Cathedral baa associations so purely distinct irom material progress that we must regard It ss a place of refuge wbere wtarisa man seeks rest in tbe hone ol a future life ot Joy and peace. Hut beru in 1'nila deiphla riae monument* erected to commemorate tne ?mancipation ol a continent from bondace and tbe birth of a new nation, wblcb is destined to load tbo world into freedom along the way ol progress and prosperity. Hero we have no slave work to desecrate tbe soil on which llborty was proclaimed to the world. All is beautiful, because everything represents ?nlty, equality aud fraternity, guarded by order and Intelligence. In the great main buildiiig we find contributions from almost every known peonlo to tbe great Centennial show. Kugiand, Kruno Bpaln, Italy, Russia, Germany, Sweden, Denmark' Turkey, Belgium, in lact every State and I'rovince III epecimens ol its manufactures and product a Silks from Lyons, carpets irom Turkey, wine from Spam, hardware irom Kegiand. 80 the Iiat runs wu until It this a large volume, tbo cata JJt'* ?' exhibits for this ballding alone. In this must fin Eastern nations. the Afruan ?I riifJ* . A*>er,c*?- K8TPl- as the oldest of ihe tiuii! ?' nations, ibe eldest sister of clvl Il*r ?reelings to America, tbe youngest tnd "?0,x>a*- Brand grasps hands with Japan, tadJLblna smileeobllqnely st tost.. Kica. The same widiiw ?r representatives of the most y ?eparate.l people, occurs In Wham H*' ?ACItlSKRT HALL, tion in creiM>' nischmery of every descrlp anilea^ mot'on simultaneously |>y over seven wb":?' '? m ,1. turn moved by the LJnd^.iol.?8, <:oold ^rchimede. revisit this Hull hlr T i ?r ?0r." *DUw??t through Machinery Hades the mom or ."'ibl he would return to theirIl>?t ever '-revisited kursl mio ? ran 1,1,* Cbsroti himsell would iSe our?..esT.^rm,?W0 ?' HO raiVTnvtous of rac,,,?( ?"?> ?s'^ol,m^b?BaB,^7gfBi?*roJl.nthe^wIEm 'i^Ce 'in Sm. v^rr nXa&rx: ?ening cereinnuies?be would bare no i.inoo oTbahT SKS.'yjr11*S.?SS2"XZ?i *L*" Ijo^d watching tho process with intense interest a Matrast between this sad the old urns & bomu copying of ilrMfdN and Scriptures oy the monks! This i* simply wonderful." i'rom the Machinery Hall to tua oovKnxmt.\r ii'imim to ft considerable distance, but the delighted visitor is tod along through scenes of beauty which make him lorgot the length of the way. This grand collection was referred to en paswnt yesterday, but it is a lobe worth a visit to the Philadelphia Centennial Grounds. The ?Kill of au expended OB the art of war has cer tainly produced marvellous results. How a battle can last more than an hour without the annihilation of the contending forces ia a mystery which can on'y he explained by the bad marksmanship of those who use these terribly destructive guns snd shells and solid shot against tfceir enemies. So effort baa been spared by the government officials to make this branch of the Centennial Exhibition perfect in every minute detaiL It Is altm-a' unfair to prepare the reader whdQhas not yet visited the Philadelphia Exhibition lor surprises which will prow of the nio?t pleasurable kind We wiU therefore limit our remarks to a general sketoh of the Exhibition. Use thing, how ever, we can assure the readers of the Hwuli>, thai they must not expeet to see everything in ono day, lor any one of the numerous build ings containing the select treasures oi art, science, uianalactors and commerce will attract the intelligent visitor so much that he will Und it extremely difficult i to tear himseil away from tlie wonderful collections that are presented fur inspectloa Leaving the Govern ment Building, the visitor crosses the temporary rail road track which has been laid through the grounds lor the accommodation trains of light cars that are to convey visitors from point to point In the rark, and : thus savo them the latigue of walking long distances, | and enters TUK WOHKS-i PAVILION, wherein, u well a* whereon, the fair sex have ex pouaed much skill ami taste. Entering this olegant, spacious and well lighted and veatilaud building, the visitor at ouou recognizes the presence ol gentle woinau by her works. Here wo Und gossamer laeea, artisti < ully arraugud to attract the critical eye of the lair visitors; lor bo It said, with respect aud in slrl:t cou ftdonce to our readers or the inferior sex. the ladies are tbo severest Ci lilts that tbo ladles havo to dread la this temple ot ttmubledom. Some depart ments of this remarkable exhibition ore highly creditable to the skill aud iudusiry of the lair ladies whoso works arc represented, bat In others, although the iruita of their labors Indicate much de sire to succeod, success has not yet crowned tho effort* sufficiently to warrant their exposure to public criticism. Tbero are several very eleguui specimens ol' wood carving by Western ladies, which exhibit groat artistic taste and considerable skill. The laces are generally good, bat ure only in few intlaLces of superior workmanship. Tho paintings ou exhibition are as a general thing very poor, evidenc ing a want of training which la sadly ro flocted In some of the most pretentious works. The several lomalo art schools are represented by selected works. Some of those are very meritorious, but others are only in tbo pothook and Danger stage of advance ment. As specimens ot progress, so Ur as they go, they aro very interesting, and wo do not condemn them us such, but It would havo added somewhat to the credit due to the reuily good work if these school Erl attempts did not recaivo space on tbo xhibitlon walla. Somo excellent colorod photo graphs attest the delicacy or touch of the lemale hand, and one, ataluialuro of Dom l'edro, is particu larly fine. The engravings aro pretty fair, but lack llnisii and. Indeed, brumes* In their lines. This, how ever, Is but an lulaot art In lemale hands, aud we do not want to hart tbo baby by handling it too inacb. Woman is at homo where taste and delicacy of touch aro more necessary than the ruder mechanical labor. Thus we And some exquisite work In artificial flowers and trails made of wax and stamped leather, painted screens and Herlin wool work or ail kinds. Japan sends some very beautiful painted lans and scroens to the Women's Pavilion, and makes a lino show. The Canadian convents send models of their houses and grounds and somo superbly worked vestments ior church service. Hair, jewelry and den tal work represent the skill or Pbiladclpnian ladles. Tho sewing machine department exhibits some very interesting pieces or needlework, among tbeni a largo bouquet ol artificial flowers, entirely worked into form by tue sewing machine. Ribbon looms, carpet looms and other machines ior weaving popliu complete the collection, which is at once unique and inter estmg. From tho Women's Pavilion the visitor naturally directs bis stei s to the great AOKICl'LTtHAL HALL, an immense Gothlc-rooled, cathedno-liko structure of glass. The building is quite complete, but tho work of arranging tbo goods for exhibition still progresses, aud entire sections aro yet filled with great piles oi un opened packing esses containing articles which await arrangement in propor order. Near the entrance we lind a lino exhibit ot Rhenish wines of every brand and value. On the right band sido or the main avenue of tho building is placed the vast collection of agri cultural implements, irom a grubbing hoe to a gigantic maohlne lor piling hay, ploughs, barrows, stoani machinery for the performance or every kind or iarm work, machinos lor rolling the rorest and upturning the suriaue of tho prairie, reclaiming the swamps and levelllug mountains. With tbeso we Und In tboir proper sections specimens of every bird, beast, reptile and Insect known on the American conti nent, with the ditterent products derived Irom them, such us bides, lard. Blue, &c. The exhibit or bresd stufls is very large, but not yet quite complete, liread in its vsrious stages of production, Irom flour to tbo crusty loar, is therm S'.a m-eatoked food Tof rattle, oatmeal and Ml varieties of crashed grain are exhib ited. On tbo rigbthand tide of the build iug tbo animals of the prebistonc periods of the world's existence aro present in skeleton aud model Gigantic mastodons aud saurians, great turtlosand monster shellfish are shown U the wonder ing visitor. On tho left band side wo find a lino collec tion of teas, coffees, spices, sugars snd other groceries. Keally the show here looks like a branch of the great Ccntonuiul Tea Company's establishment. Atrican elastic gums, iadiarubber ami guttapercha lie In heaps within the spaces marked for their exhibition. Hird cagos and fishiug nets, corks and pig irou appear to be crowded together without regard to difference of character. Yet all Is order. There is no contusion of arrangement Each section presents Its special ex hibits. Louisiana sends a tree loaded with the som bre, hanging moss which renders somo of her laud scapes so gloomy; but this hanging fibre has a com mercial value, aud science has already converted It into a use!ul substitute lor hair in mattresses and uphol stery. Veterinary surgery Is not neglected, lor we Und pieces or horssor every kind, from hide to hoof, ex hibited, for tho purpose or Illustrating oquino diseases, bad shoeing, Culllorula sends her cacti and grain, as well ns ber gold qusrtx. Cincinnati bsr hams and packcd pork. Spain shows a tine collection of hemp from Manila? wino, oil, tobacco, woods ol every kind and leather?but the space is not yet ready lor visitors. Portugal has her traits aud ceroals, wines, and oven the corks to keep It safo in bottle until needed tor consumption. Brazil sends woods, wines, ceroals, tobacco, sugar, leather, skins, snd has a cotton trophy well deserving of notice. Kveu Liberia sends specimens or her coffee and cocoa, with many curious things from tbo Cold Coast, including an article wbicb will bo regarded by some of our inouey-makinu officials i.s an evidence of progress lu tbo colony. We mean, of course, palm soap. tub crowd o* tiik oruftmi llAT. The turnstile arrangements, which make entrance to the grounds a complicated matter, do not work smoothly. Tbo inteutlon is to have them record ou a dlai electrically tbo exa:t number or visitors who en ter at any one ot tho 120 gates to tho Exhibition grounds. Thts they muy do after they aro comploted. At present they record only imper fectly, tho telegraphic apparatus not belug at tached. It was not until ten o'clock this morning that the exact number of persons who visited the grounds on Wednesday could be known, tbeouly way to get at it being to count the money?a very long and tedious work, taking over two days 10 accomplish. It was this morning aunouncod Irom official sources that on the opcuing day 76.217 persons paying titty conts lor admission passed into the grounds, making tbo total receipts lor the day $38,108 60. To these llgures must be added tho |>ersons who en torod by complimentary tickets, of whom no exact record could be made becauso of the Unper.'ect turn stiles. As near as can be estimated officially the com plimentaries and exhibitors and assistants 'numbered 17j.u<<0. giving about 2&0.0U0, or a quarter of a million, as the aggregate of Wednesday's multitude. This was the estimate given lu the Hicham* of Thursday. The Singular verification Irom official source.- la a remark able lacL Tills Is far in excess of tho attenduaco it any prevl ous International exhibition in the past. The greatest number ol visitors attending previous exhibitions iu tbo past on any one day is given below:? Philadelphia (total) on May 10, 1874. Paris 17a.nil. on Oct. 27. 1M7. Vienna 1M,(74, on Nov. i. ls7J. Paris 12:1,017, ou Sept. D, If-.VS. London 10?,?U, on Oct. 7, 189L Philadelphia (pay) 70,217, on May 10, 1M70. London U7.8V1, on Oct. 30. iIWZ in tho case of all the European exhibitions tho greatest day was either the closing one, or near li. and at Paris and Vienna the greatest number of visitors was on Sunday. The Centennial Commission have done away with the refutation requiring a fitly cent note or a ttfty cent silver pieco to secure admission. Hereafter tilly cents of any kind, so it is genuine, will admit a visitor. A second edition ol the official catalogue will tie i'sued In a short lime. Tho various inaccuracies and dcticiences in the present issue will bo rectified. Suit able blanks have been provided by the commission lor exhibitors, to facilitate ibo latter in giving proper in formation to the Judges AUiut the 34itii ol' the present month the unveiling or Ihe Witherspoon monument will take pl.?ee. Gov ernor Hedle, of New Jersey, nas been chosen orator for the occasion. for the fourth of July qulto a number of demonstra tions have beon arranged To-day the avenues leading to the ground! presented the same busy scenes ot last week, except that the rales of the hxhloillon were cloned The avenues aro ined with peoplo and vehicles and the street stands uo a thriving business. The extra city police force were on duty throughout the day. Tno arr.tnecmcnt* tor'the unveiling of tbo Hamboldt Memorial will lie msturod in the course of a week or two. On the fourth ol'July the cereinonlcs attending tbo unveiling of the monument to religions liberty and the opening of iho Catholic temperauco louutain' will take place. A SERENADER KILLED. FATAL RESULT OF A C1IA HIV A III FOLLOWINO A WKDDIMO. St. Lorn, May 14, 187& A most deplorable affair occurred lu the little town of Dahlgrecu, Hamilton couuty, 1IL, on friday night last. A party ol young men gave John Sturmau, laiely nurrlcd, a charivari. Sturman, greatly annoyed at the uproar, ordered the party ofl; but on their not leaving at once he lirtni Into their midst, killing Willis Lowery and wounding Bud Uurton and frank T.iylor. AU the parties are respectable young men, Sturtnan being tbe son of Judge Sturman, ono of the most prominent ctiisebs of Hamilton county. ITALIAN1 OPERA. Mr. Manrioe Strakosch on His Interrupted Season. [? A CLUSTER OF STARS. What li Going to be Done Dnring the Next Weeki in New York. WHAT GOTHAM MAY EXPECT NEXT WINTER. The iud<ieQ interruption of the opera season, begun ?o brilliantly under the management of Messrs. Maurice anil Max Strakosch sow* three weoka ago, has given rise to a good deal of query and aurmlao in the ?ity and Tictnlty. The abrupt break caused much dis appointment among the reul lovers of Italian opera, who had only heard the lively an J accomplishod can tarice. Mile, de Belocca, In "U Uarbiere," and wero thereby rendered doubly anxious to hear that superb lyric songstress m the other great rClrt ol which the performance had been determined upon by the Mesara. Strakosch. Curiosity to ascertain the reason of the Interruption, although great, was by no means equal to the anxiety of the opera going public to know something dellnite with regard to the luturo plans of Hie management and the chances of seeing the interrupted series of operas resumed. It would huvo been considered nothlug short of a calamity had circumstanccs pre vented Mils. do Belocca from favoring tbo Now York public with those consummate Im personations wbtch kavo tilled Kurope with her name. In order that somotlilng dellnite might bo ascertained upon this latter point, a Ukuaxu representative called npon Mr. Maurice Strakosch yoaterday at the Kverett House. "Mr. Strakoach," said the Hkhjllu man, npon being shown Into that gentleman'a room. "1 have callod upou you to set at rest questions which have latterly been oxorclsing the muaical circles of Now York." "1 shall bo delighted, >>ir, to give yoa all tbo In formation at my command." "People have several theories, or perhaps I ought to ?ay, surmiaes, as to the reasons which Interrupted the .series of operas wh'ch had been promised tbo public, and which had begun so brilliantly with the company at wUoao bead stood Mile, de Beloccu. " "My experience long ago showed mo that the public Is fond of Inventing a little mystory, oveo where there la hardly room lor it. The reason for tbo Interruption to our season ol Italian opera la extremely simple. The tenors who wore engaged to aing daring the sea son of opera with Mile, de Belocca were both taken seriously ill at tbe name time. You understand mo of course to speak of Meaars. Brignoli and Tom Carl. It waa, thereforo, utterly impossible to continue tho sea son. " "How are these gentlemen at the present time f" "I am happy to say that Blgnor Brignoli has almost entirely recovered, lie waa exceedingly 111 He waa attacked by pneumonia ol tho most aggravated form, and both Br. Carnochan aud Or. Mott, whom I called Into consultation about him, told me that he waa with in an Inch of going the way of all flesh. Happily he baa recovered. TOM KARL'S DISKA8K was inflammation of tbo liver. Ho, too, la much bet ter. Of course, for tbe lima I felt myself like McClellan when checked on the Potomac?I had to wait until my army could be reorganlxed before reopening the cam paign." "But waa there no other tenor who oould have re placed them?" "As lar aa voice la ooncarntd there waa one, and a very clevor one: but, unfortunately, be appeared here 'with Mile. Tit lens In an opera totally unauited to hla I apecial vocal powers?I mean Slgnor llaccL He la ' really a very line artist, and I have no doubt will mako bis mark when he appeara in an opera whloh suits him?'Mignon,' for instance." ??What waa tbe reason, then, that he did not support Mile, de Belocca V" "Siuipl v that bo did not know tho tenor part of the operas whu-b Mile, de Belocca alnga. Kor example, tho onejust mentioned, 'Mignou.' " "At the commencement of your season, abfut a month ago, what wero your proapecta?" j "Undoubtedly moat brilliant. Mllo. de Belocca had ; sang tbrco liuios in 'II Berbierc,' an immortal cMe/ I d'irurre which iu London und Paris never faila to ' attract very crowded houses when performed by an exceptionally giltcd artiste like Mile, de Belocca. Ilia | houses we had were good, paying ones, and we then ; announced 'Mignon,'for which every scat waa Itnme | diately laken." "But why did you put 'II Barbiere' aside so early, seeing Its successf" * ? "for the reason that It li< an extraordinary thing I hero in America to give -11 Barbiere' more than once In a season. To give it three times In succoksiou is almost unpuralelled." "Now that your tenors are in fair health what are your plans lor the immediate luture ?" " I Intend, in a very few day*, to rosume our Inter rupted reason, and I may tell you that I am very con fident of success." " Mijht I ask what it ta that glvca you th I a feel logy" ?' Well, you know tbe old saying, that It la an ill wind that blows nobody good; aud this period of eu ' forced inaction has given me an opportunity of thor oughly rehearsing all the operas which I Intend to produce iu rapid succession, viz.:?' Mignon,' ' Favor Ita,' ' Sounauibula.' 'Hoiuirainidc,' ' Aliia ' and ? Lo Nozze de Figaro.' " "Of course Mile, de Belocca will take part In sev eral of these oi>eras V " She will take part In each of them. She has al ready sung them with great success wherever abe has attempted ibem." '? Who will sing the tenor part iu ' Alda 1 " " Brignoli; be has siudiod tho pari, and it ia my opiuion that ho will be KKMAKhAULT GOOD IS IT. '?Who will sing the aoprano part* In 'Alda' aud ?Semiramldef "Alttiougn I havo not dellnltaly concluded the ar rangement, and aa in opera diplomacy ia an important element ot success, 1 can assure you tnat 1 shall have a surprise in store lor tbe people or New York. 1 am glad to he able to say that there are, at tne present moment, in New York several of the most eminent sopranos IIvink- I would, lor instance, mention Mile. Kellogg, whom I had tbe pleasure ol hearlug the other night in the 'Ktoilo du Nord,' and whom I consider in that part the equal ol the greatest existing artists. You msy not be aware that wo hnvo among us an artist who has latelv aehievod an almost unex ampled success iu all llie principal capital* ol Kurape. I speak of Mlxs Minnie Hauck. This charming and gitted young lady ha.s recently had the honor of being appointed Kummersa^gerin to tho Kmprror ol Ccrmany. Although Miss Hauck has only come hero lor tno purpose of visiting tier family ami see ing the Philadelphia hxtilbiliou, still It inay not bu im possible to prevail on her to appear for a lew nights betore tbe public. We Imre, besides, among us Mile. Pappeiihelm, an excellent dramatic soprano, and las , tbou.'li not least, Mme. I'almleri, a lady who has | acnicvrd great success in Ituy aud recently :u Huston, | whire alio was highly applauded iu 'Norma' and 'Semlramido.' Thurel?re, I shall, as you see. be able to produce the soprano parts ol tho ditl'orcnt operas I with groat brilliancy." "In wnat theatre do you Intend to produce thein V I "I slisll always be happy, whenever the Academy j Is tree, to produce them at tho Academy. But I tear I 1 am so alta.itod that 1 cannot have the Academy uninterruptedly. This may, in some measure, compll j cato my arrangements, hut I hop.- to be ahio to sur niuiiut whatever ditllculliea may aria* Iran this cir ; cumstauce." ??Do you think, Mr. Strakoee.h, that tbo difficulty of tbo times will at all interfere with you!" "In this I mast ropiy that, having assisted at the , various exhibitions in I.oodon, Vienna and Pans. I havo tho strongest conviction that very shortly both New York and Philadelphia will bo thronged with such j an immense number ol people mat I think success is beyond pt-radvenluro. If tho lorinar cities, during the tlinr- of tttetr exhibitions, are ta be taken aa a gauge ? of the matter, inasmuch as the opera seasons there ] enjoyed an unexampled success. Besides. I have do term'.ned to make tho prices moderate, so that even In these hard litnes they shall not prusa heavily upon the I average pocket," j "What are your enosreii* roa tiik mr wist?r?" "Before starting lor America 1 euturod into condl 1 tioaal agreements Willi aome ot tho most oniinent and 1 celebrated artists In Kurope, and havo no doubt that I shall t>e able to present to tho American public alngers worthy to rank with tliuao whom I navo pre seined here in past times. " ??How long will your presonl stay loatt" '?I should Have alre.idy l>een on my way to Rurnpa If our season ol opera here had not been temporarily sua penned. 1 aiu compelled to stay a lew weeks longer. 1 sbsll then go to Kiiro|m to select and bring out nty compsny lor tbocnsmmt winter." '?What do you think of Mr. Maplesoa'a prospect ol coating out hare next winter?" **l have the highest regaid for Mr. Mapleson aa a manager and n^antleman; but I ant intimately con vinccd that his experience ol tbe financial .entire of Mllu Titiens' performances in this country will prevent him Iroui evru dreaming of coming over. Mile. Titiens lias, in her time, been an incmnparablo artist, atid In Loudon, where her lyric triumphs are still lfa?h In the memory of the public, alio still nolda an enviable paaltion. rthe does not. nowevar, draw people there any more than here. Mme. Trebelll-Bettini ia In about tbe earn* pomtien aa Mile Ti liens. These ere ike two chief artist* upon whom Mr. Maplesnn would hava Ic rely id this country; both able, it !? true, Wlook Imi lc at u great past, but nimble to afford a manager an; bopi-M of a successful scaion here." "What are your views upou tbe pro*pecta ol opera bere, not ior odo or two lauout, but aa a permanent institution, like Id Loudonaud Pari*?" "One of tbe purpose* of my beitif{ hero Is precisely to examine tbt* great aail diDlcult musical problem. Although I have, during the last few years, bad uu pleasaut experience, still 1 feel convinced that It is only tbe terrible depression ot busmen* which bas so fatally reacted on o|x<ra. Id England, Austria and Germsuy I have seen tbis business blight, but nowbero so bad as io America at present. Franco Is the ooly country which seems to be escaping it. If this wore to continue for aoy great length of time I do Dot think tho ootlou of permanent opera id New York could be entertained, liut I think the worst point ia turned: the times will be steadily Improving, and I therefore think the idea may^bo entertained lu a not distant Oituro." # "Do you think It would be possible to educate Ameri can artists in America, so aa to reader us independent of Europe V" "Not entirely, but to a very large extent. Of this do better proof could be given than that you have at this moment two of tbe most nminent artists on tho lyric stage, Miles, llauck and Kellogg, not to speak of Albanl, who, as you know, till* such a brilliant position In tbe Kuropcan opera bouses. 1 havo repeatedly said thai tho public seem to render it im|>osslble to do without a 'star,1 but the star must be backed up by a good coinpauv, a good orchestra ami Hue scenery. With those success is ovorywhero possible. It is my intention to givo all this to Now York." A MARTYR'S SHRINE. AK IMPBHS SI VC CKUKMONY AT THE P.VS8IONIBT MONASTXBX IM WEST UOBOKIM?TUAKBLATION .Or THM UKMAI.NB O* BT. BKMEDICT. Rarely, very rarely Indeed, in the modern history o the Cutiiolio Church has such a spectacle been ?ll nossod as thai which attracted over?,000 peraou to tho Paasiontst church at Weal lloboken yesterday. It was a sight thai can never bu forgotten. lly coming Into possession of ihe relics or the youthful martyr St. Benedict the Passionisl Fathers havo derlvod a most precious legacy Irom tho Church of the Catacombs. Very little la *?<>??? lho hls' lory of St Benedict or even tho manner In which ho suffered death, but II la clear that ho was among the early martyrs of tho Church, Ills body was interred In tho Cemetery of St. PriKcilla, at Home, whore It remained till the year 1671, when tho remains wero translated to tho city of Spoleto, in Italy, where thoy wero deposited In a church dedicated to St. llone diet, abbot and confessor. This church, with many other Hue edifices, was torn down to give place to a now thoroughfare. When tho church furulturo was being removed tho relics or St. Benedict were given by Baron lJocius Aneajanl, proprietor or tho laud on which tho church stood, to tho \ ery Rev Father Uasparini, who placed them In tho Church or St. Auzoria, where they wero hold in great veneratiou till a lew months ago, when a pious Amorl can lady, Mrs. Peters, or Cincinnati, obtained them ror tho Passion 1st Fathers at West Hoboken. Accompany tug theMmalns was a llfe-nzo wax figure representing the wHBt&d this is . A MAHTCRPIBCa Of AKT. ' Yesterday was the day fixed Tor the ceremony of translating tho remains to tho sbrlno prepare or them in one or tho side altars of the church. They are enclosed in a glass casket about three reet In length and are In a wonderful elate or preservation. Two teeth still adhere to the skull, and an Iron cross which was worn by tho saint and was lound In his touib rest, among tho relies. There is also a small box, containing what is believed to be congealed blood The box Is secured by a scarlet ribbon drawn length wise and across the canket, and at tho point of inter section is the seal of Bishop Corrlgan, without whose express permission tho vessel must not be opened. Is worth recording that Irom tho year 1071, when tho relics were translated to Spoleto and sealed by tho venerable prelate of that city, the seal was not broken till two weeks ago. when permission was given by Bishop Corngan to transfer the remains to the vessel in which thoy now lie. This solemn act ef the Bishop's Is designed to prevent the possibility of hones thau those of tho saint being introduced t lifer lTu.\tak "or d?"gu. The wax llgure is thai o ayouthfelpatrician, whoso silky brown bair.n.l b^ard S SSSrl""" 1 veuri "KoTasle?p in CnrisL " These Creek and Latin i combinations are to bo rouud everywhere throughout ffisSSoeml* on the right slue or the neck is a deep 1 T^V?tn'sld?tTSV?rtih^?rrm ili qu?eUy I feWW-TJB werol|Uj 1 tached sandals. Tho Uguro lay on a couch trunined with broeatej ox TWt> iillowh. At fifteen minutes past lour Father Timothy an nounced that tho procession was "bout to move, but the crush in the aisles was so great that great difficulty the people could i.o ( lLarfa fr'hn" an rcuire aisle. The church chimes were pealing tho an . -rTi ni iho iiiiDorlant eveut when the proves SF s^rusrsas ? ?in m HriAfit taurine a crow and sup iioried b? two tSffJ wSf candles. Then fol {owed boy? with surplices, two and t*o, and bearing candfcs. Next came tho lay brothers and no vwi*iLes of the Passlonist order, each carrying a lighto Afi?r these came a large number of young Su'iM Wltto White veils and Utile girls atllred in white ? i.oarluir candles and bouquets. Father Joseph, Olio ol the masters of corcinomes. then enteral, tho way lor the couch on which tliiuro borue by lour Passionists. iiii ia ulrls attired in wnite followed, tin ir heads literally covered with evergreens, and ,K'ar'"g their tluv hands largo greeu wreaths. They told of tho augola lhat came to earlh lo escort the pur, .pUrttI of ih!. mariv r as H winged its way from tbe realm ol |?r secunon to the ihrouo ol Cod. Behind theso cliilaron . iniir i.ru'riis bearing tlio glass casket that con lamed tbo bones ol the martyr and followed hy Ujshop Co"rUan and his deacons, Fathers Dwyer and fcuae blus The statue and casket were placed on a raited platform in the sanctuary. Tho ^*^?tm^ vasDera ihe ritual were read, after which pontifical vespers commenced. Thb skkmo!* was preached by Bishop /J??w Kv?y om from the tenthtcha|.ur 3t. Marlb?* contort ? h.t Khft.ll conleft.s me before men, i win anu wuiw? ESSSsrs: m arswirrc tv*. shall find it." The occasion which brought uslogelhor i iiav ih indeed a raro and a touching one?the trans lation ol Ihe relic* ol one who laid doW"h^'-',ft u?ff,t5d fuitn centuries bio. It is only knowu tba\he martyrdom, but under whai circttmslanoe* sno by what name he was knowu in the world Is not *??"*"? Tho remains were discovered in the tomb or St. C"rn.ellta was the mother of Pudeaa, who gavethestw on which SL Peter's in Home now stand*. It i?, tnere tore re.isouable lo pre. ,me thai Benedict was one oT tho ilrst martvrs. We know ho was a martyr because the ?lgm ol niartyrdom were found iu nis toinh. Jead iS the acts o. St. Ijoatlus, who wa. tl.o second Mucceasor of Peter ?ud who wa? himself uiartyr?i, that tho Christians took up his remains Iroui the Coliseum - something to be preserved be vond urlce. Wo also road Ihal the ro uui.ns ol St. 1'olycari. were taken and P???rv*[1 a? something more precloua than JtoUl- ^"y thai they CouW uever sufler enough lor Christ, who bad suliored so much for then, We venerate, the mar i*ra bee iu to their were the frleuds nl Christ, ino Church Irom tho beginning was careiol I.<>1bouor ilho niarty rs and to distinguish ???i*eeu those wtatoJ no claun to tho title. Tho Church from ttio beglnalug wsa v?ry carolul to lake particular caie ol the cemeteries IB Rome and to place them under cocicsiastieal contro . They wero regulated by tlxed laws. TIIS XallLKMS or H-UlTYaOOM v.ore not permitted lo be placed on tt ,?n>b l l i Church was satisfied that It w?s s case or ryal ru"rl>r aZ. Hence, though we know so Utile of th?jils>of Si. Benedict and under what circut"s auc?s he died we are certain that he died lor the lallh.? hack along the line or thai noble army of marly rs who suffered lur 300 yoars we see experiments mado on the voung and the old, the glittering allurements ol lho worhl prrsenteO to them, and again cruelly all direeled to crush tho infjiut C^hurcli. instead or that Church being annihilated we ?nd ^ doctrines preached at ?rst oy twelve ^ erinen spreading abroad over ?,11?uiM earth When we sea tho great struggles this Church had to endure and its we are loreed to ery oui, ??Tins is indeed the wora or OoU." Those wh.. deny the diviuily or the ^iirch cati bring lorward no r?ason why the tnartyr* nuntr d so many tortures The Church lorbade the honors ol martyrdom to the bodiea of those who were le I on by r?ii?iieism, as in tbe case of those Cnrlstlsns wh?i^pro posed t<? break the Idols ol tho pagans. Jusi think or It. Kievwu millions suffered martyrdom Within 300 years. Two millions soilored In Home alone. When St. Agnes, ol pairictsn birth, wen doomedio miller dealh at tho age of thirteen, her tin), delicat bauds wore Kx? small lor any manacles in use, yet she encouraged her etoculioner when he was revolt n? Irom his bloo<ly work. When the decree proscribing the penally or .loath to St. Cyprian, was read to him, he replied -Oco grallas," lhar.ks be to liOd. rtl. Honilaco did not shrink when his persecutors flung bun Toto a caldron or boiling oil. Tbl. .indeed, lho strongest i?roor o( tho divinity or thochureh. TWJ Church is Kiinerlog |?ersecution to-day in huro|>e, ami i.?i|?oii*lly lu tlerinanf. Though wo are not? ?alM u|?n like St. Bene.l,?t to ley dowa, our >'VCH U,| Cnureh let ua adhere nrmly lo tbe faith and never nf *?hsined to conlees Chriat oeloro men ? After the sermon there was a ^Dediction of the blessed sacrament, end tho ceremontee were eon cloded by channag the "Te Peem.' wsx figure wiu be la um side altar prepared for tbea to-Uajr. lilt DICKINSON. The Debutante's Opinion of Herself and Her Critics. A FAILURE BY NO MEANS ADMITTED The Gentlemen of the Press Shown Up In Detail. Her Course as Actress and Dramatist. ? Boston, May 14, 1878. Miss Anna Dickinson, who wade her d?but as an authoress and actress latl Monday ovening, is an nounced at the Ulobo Theatre lor auolher week. Tbo curiosity and exclteinonl wbicti preceded und attended 1 hor opening performance wero ouly ol momentary dura- , Hon, and during tho balance of the week shu played to j couip natively meiigro hou*os, tho audiences being , composed generally of personal frit nJs of tbo now as plrant to histrionic fame rather than of the general run ol patrons of the drutuu. f?he has, of course, over come muuy of tbe delects aud shortcomings which wore visiblo ou the occasion of tier tlrst appearance, and tbe belief is not unreasonable that she will yet become la moua in tho Hue of art which shu has selected at such an advanced period of her lifts. SYMI'ATUY ANU S.VX>l'HAUK*KNT. During the woek Miss Dickinson bus been tbe re cipient of much sympathy and encouragement from those ol her personal Irleuds who boliovoti that she was too barsbly criticised by the press. To all of these sho ralurueti thanks lor their kindnus*, and assured thom, In the most positive inunuer, that she was still uu dauuted by what had been said. She professes to be lie* o herselt a success, both us an authoress aud actress, in spito of whatever olse tho critics or pablic may believe. MISS DICKINSON ON II KKSKI.K. She recently said to un Intimate lady friend:?"I cannot tell whether 1 shall always write my own plays or not. I may play other characters, but I shall not ; abaudon play writing. My first attempt bus been too ! inucb of a success und 1 can write when I am too ptwst lor acting. 1 do not intend to abandou acting, for I feel that I huve tbe root of tbo matter witbtn me, aud I am not going to glvo up. I will show what 1 can do and 1 am suro that my enemies accredit mo with somo power, since they criticise me not as a debutante, but us an actress with an assured position. 1 mean to ; make them all retract tholr words, and I think 1 can do it iu time. 1 did not accomplish my first night what I wanted to, nor did I In my most sanguine mo ments ever flatter myself that I should. 1 suppose this is not, after all, so very different f roiu my platlorsi experiences. I always felt tho tlrst night ol u lecture that I should nut like it or mysolf judged. So I used i to select a small country place and give it thero for tho I tlrst time, aud not until I had it lllled out aud perfectly i rounded would I go before u large uud critical audience. ; 1 never wroto a lecture in iny lifo. 1 solectrd my sub : Jcct, made a low notos?enough, possibly, to J cover hall a sheet of uoto paper?studied tbo matter thoroughly, so that 1 li lt I kuew what 1 was talking about, but 1 did not know until 1 had tried It j what its real morlts were. I always lound something 1 to cut away, other things to add, aud generally, when 1 I i bud it to ray satisfaction, it boro little rcsetublanco to j j tho tlrst display of it. Now, with my play, each night j I 1 seo where improveincut can be made, wtero dialogue ; can be introduced and where certain situations can bo chauged. Ikuew that this would bo the case, and, Of course, I dislikod having the llrst night both of IU rep resentation and my appearanco tbo Judgment night; but so It was to b?. It was inevitable, and 1 sub mitted. ?' When asked it sbe considered ber debut a failure, sbe : answered:? "By no means. II 1 believed all that 1 saw In print I might, but, unfortunately, 1 have a habit of being ! guided by my own Judgment. 1 am sure It was no failure. I bave bad si'lllcieiit experience to tell tbo feeling of my audience, aud 1 know tbat 1 carried them with me to the very end. Thoy.were my friends In spite of themselves. 1 wss nervous, but my nervous ness takes u different form from that of most people. 1 have no tremors of shaking. 1 grow rigid and terse sn<! every nerve is keenly alivo. It affects my voico j and makes It sharp and high, quite unlike my natural voice, whlcb is neither onu nor tho other, as tho public will find ont when I am talrly at my oase." When told that sbe evinced perlect self-possession ?he saM "Oh, yes, but I did not reel 11 I bad nothing like ?tago fright, and my nud:once did not trouble me. I am too well used to them. Hut my surroundings wero so strange, my clothes were so now aud I had such a sense ol tbein; then, when I locturo, I bave everything my own way, tbe platform Is clear and I go where I i will. But here it is diOerent. I wt^jld stsrt on somo quick impulse and suddenly tlud a human opposing my way. or I would become painfully awaro of a chair or table, and It was such a SHOCK TO Mr K.XTIIL'SIASM, like a colJ water plunge. When I get aecustomed to other prMenco ua-1 to the stage accessories I shall bo i much moro free in action. Then, too, tho first night | was nothing moro or leu than a rehearsal. It was ' agreed whoa I made the engagement that I abould have eight rehearsals ami a Ureas rehearsal. Uut through some misunderstanding wo had only four re. | hcursals and no drvas rehearsal at all, which wan scarcely lair to me when ao much waa at stake. How* over, that ta alt over now, and I aid not do so badly on | I feared." "How did tho criticisms the next day affect you?" '?The New York onca were no moro than 1 expected. It was a foregone conclusion with the New York scalp ers that I was to (all, and they were determined to > j make mo aoem to do ao. It la A I'BT THEORY I with Mr. Winter that nobody not brad to the atage ever 1 did, ever could, ever ought, or ever should succeed. Power, and even genius, goes for nothing with him. ! Automatic drill and a knowledge of trchniqur are all that be require* evidently that an actress should pou j sen*." '?How did you regard the othor criticisms?" "The Tiuut was an brutal as tho Tribune was tnalevo- i i lent. Tho World wk? kinder to me than I had uny reason to suppose It would bo. The Hickald waa a mix ture cr inlsuudersiandlng and an endeavor to deal Justly. The Sun waa fair, the (Jrojtkic generous, and ' the Boston papers?well (with a laugh), I think I'd better keep opinions to myself. 1 don l know one of the gentlemeu si tho press, and I don't like to ait In Judgment on thetu. I will My, however, I think with possibly on? or two exreptiuns that the critics here I were honest, unprejudiced and showed a disposition to ( be fair. 1'oasibly the (act that Winter and Kchwab both wrote their articles in the umn olllno In this city j may have, unconsciously, of course, affected tno anl- I rnus of tnal particular paper, lam heartily glad that j these gentlemen of the Boston press are going to have I i an' opportunity of seeing me as I grow more familiar ' with my Dew profession. I havo always found cour- j 1 tesy a prominent element In Iloston journalism, and , though I have been severely set upon by some oi them th'.s week there has been, with the one exception I men- ' tinned, nothing malevolent or discourteous In their : treatment." "Then you art not annoyed at yonr Dotton criti cisms?" "No. I expected criticism. 1 am not perfect in my : art, and I wish to be told my faults so that I may cor j net them. 1 hate luNotno and indiscriminate praise moro cordially, even, than I do malicious abuse, it Is I even mors harmful. HOXBST CRITICISM | tendered In a kindly manner Is what 1 want, and no one would take It more kindly than I would. A critic should be a mentor, not an aegresslve toe. I And a kindliness la the Iloston criticisms which pleases me exceedingly, especially as ihey are wrttten by persons whose faces and even whose names I do not know, aud who can be nothing but honest in both their praise anu their blame." "Then yon don't think tbe New York criticlaas honest ?" "Pardon m I didn't say that 1 prefer to be son (, committal; they were pntJa4oe4ead 1 was prtjnaieea, I bat I sum confess they perplex me. 1 cu find m lit who agrse?obb says I have no seate of humor. and It I urn fit for unytblug |( la only the moet trag ical of tragedy; another says I am good lor nothing In tragedy but would be exactly adapted to light comedy; another saya my play hampers me, and that 1 should get my play a written for me; another that the play is good, but I am not good lu it, and as ou, each one to a diCeront tune, in a different key, until I am quito bewildered, or should be, if I regarded their opinions, which, I must confess, I do not in thi leant." "But why did you attempt such a great aadertak. ln*? One would fancy it would be- qhite enough to bs bcrvod up to tho public In one style, let alone two." "Why did I write my play, do you mean? Because I could And no character that suited me. Moat drama* tisu uro men, and. like tho male novelists, they have all failed in portraying WO**!*'! CRAlUCTtas. II a woman la good she la weak and Silly; If she is strong and intellectual aho is bad and Intriguing. The idea that a womau can bo at onco clever and amiable - possess both brains and virtue?seoms never to have entered the masculine writer'a mind. Now, I hold thai mental strougih and moral strength go hand in band} that a generous, full, free womanhood la made ip alike of brains and One instinct, which will keep ? woman pure under all circumstances. It Is tba weak women w ho lall, not the strong onos. I wanted aucb ? character; one who was assailed by tomptatlon, and yot who kept whiie uud lYce from soil. I found ber itt Anne lioloyn, tho woman whom history ban maligned and traduccd, and whose name has been dragged through the iniro and tilth of hundreds ol years, and yet who was a martyr to her own spotless innocence Auno ltoleyn of the play is not she or history, bat II li the true woman written in spite of historians. Eves their admissions, whllo they condemn her, prove this." AMUSEMENTS. STSINWAY HALL?LIIllEltSBASZ CONCERT. The German Liodcrkranx Society gare a concert at Stein way Hall last evening for the buuelll of the Ger? man Hospital and Dispensary, the principal attraction! of which wero the tenor, Mr. William Candidas; th? pianist, Mr. Max Pinner; tho soprano, Mile. La Bert!, and the "Aatigoue" of Mendelssohn. Mr. Candidus, wuo will bo remembered as the leading singer of tha Arton Socloty a flow years ago, has lately returned from Europe, where he bus undorgone a complete course of study and whore ho has been eminently successful Id German opera. His Urst appearance* last even ing biuce his rotura was looked forward to with Interost by thoso who remembered bis early career as a vocalist and who watched with friondiy attention his progress in Kurope. The high expectations formed of him wero amply fulfilled His voice has improved to a surprising degree, considering tho comparatively short time and ozperienee be ban had in Germany. Tho tone is rich and fall and even throughout its registers. All inequalities and rough points have disappeared. To this are added flexibility, sweetness ana warmth of expression. The school In which Mr. Candidus has studied is not of the student order, but approaches moro nearly tho true Italian than any German tenor wo have had In tbls city. The first aria he ossayed, from Mchul's "Joseph," was not one fuvorable lor vocal display, but It showed the qualities of tho trao artist?self repression in view of tbo exigen cies of tho work. Tho two lieder that followed, "Vor? satz," by Lassen, and a "Spring song" by Goonod, were sung in exquisito style, the latter being redemanded. Mr. Candidus should devoto his voice and talents ts tho Italiun stage, ou which a bright career would await him, as few Italian tenors at the present day possess a voico so rich aud beautiful. Mr. Mas Pinner, a young New York artist, who has also been studying in Kurope and been regarded as the favorite pupil of Liszt at prosent, created a feeling of admira tion aud astonishment by his finished execution, mar. vollous power, varied expression and wonderfal touch. Ho played a Chopin nocturne, aScurlotti allegro and "Hhapsouie Hongrolse," No. ?J, by Liszt. This ren dering of his master's composition was eleetrical in He clloct. Mr. l'inuor gave evldenco of being the happy possessor or talents of the highest order which time aud experience may develdp to an extent undreamed of by his countrymen. Mile. Louisa La llorti sang an aria from "l,a Forza del Dcstlno," and revealed u voice of considerable sweetness and dramatic power, but not quito finished as regards evenness of tone and correctness or execution. The society thei sang tbo music composed by Meudelssohn lor Hopbo do*' "Antigone," Mrs. Mitt and Mr. Kred. Steini taking tbe solo parts and Mr. Protar reading th? dramatic portions. Tho porformanco was an entirely successful one. moro so than even on tbe occasion ol the last coyert or the society at their nail in fourth street. Hit Candidus was accompanied on the plauo by Mr. f.ouis Dachauer, and Mr. Agricola Paur led tha chorus aud orcbostra. MUSICAL AND DBAMATIO NOTES. Muzlo has taken Verdi's place as chef U'orckettra oI "AIda," In Paris. Arban, the laiuous cornet a-plston player, has go OS to Si. Petersburg to conduct summer concerts. Mr* Louis Dachauer will produco Gounod's oratorio, "Tobias," at St. Ann's church, Twelfth street, on San* day evening next. Mile, de Keszke, Salomon and Faure will have tho priucipal rulct in Gounod's "Polyoucte" at the Grand Opera, Paris, next winter. Miss Clara Louise Kellogg sings In coneert In Boston on .lune '2 and 3, and at tbe commencement exercises of Bowdoln College on August 2. A hurlesquo on "Henry V.," with Miss Jenais Hughes as Humor aud Miss Minnie Palmer in the title part, will be produced at the Kaglo Theatre tonight. Gourod's "Ave Maria'' and UfTenbach's "La Grands Duchesse" were the prominent features for spiritual cousolatiou in tho Gilmorv's Garden conceit bill laat night. , Mme. Potentinl, prima donna st the Academy of Music during the Albaul season, has gons with an Italian 0|>era company to Guatemala. A revolution may be looked for in that quarter soon. THE MUSTANG RACE. To-morrow is tbe day appointed fer the Mexican mustang race at Fleetwood Park, tbo particulars ol which have already been noticed in tbe Hksslo. Ths race is against time, the conditions being that 301 miles must bo ridden by one man on relays of un trained mustang* in llltoen hours. The rider Is Fran cisco Peralto, of Southern California. Although quite a young man Francisco has bad large experience In lbs handling of tho wild studs of tbe Plains, and bo foe Is confident of his ability to accomplish tbe task he is about to undertake. Thirty psalss are to lie Mdden in tho race out of thlrty-aix now stabled at tbe |>*rk. Kacli mustang is exereiaed twics a day to prepare them for tho struggls. They bars boeu shod In tbo hind legs, but thoy are still as on* tamed as when first lassood. Francisco Is to com mence his wearying ride st rour o'clock In ths inornlug, and in order to accomplish Ms task he must keep on until seven at night, riding throughout at ?u average rate or a fraction over tw. my miles an hoar. This, it will b? acknowledged, is in itself uo slight task of endurauoe in tbe man. If rider or horses tail the race Is lost. The raeo Is to be ridden with the heavy trappings used in California. As each horse returns exhausted to the' starting point tho saddle is to be transferred to a fresh one and sseh as prove refractory will be taken in hand by a ranch man and exercised until they abandon their vicious pranks. Tbe rider ts st liberty to reverse his coatsi us often as he pleaara. OBITUARY. BEV. QEOItOE E. TOMLINSOK. Rev. George F. Totnllneon, for eight years pastor of the Seventh Day Baptist ohurch, In Westerly, R. I, died yesterday, in bis thirty-ninth ysar. Deceased was born in Shllob, N. J., and graduated at Union Col lege wben but nineteen years of age. He commenced to preach wben be was twenty, bis first settlement being Do Itoytcr. N. Y. He was afterward loeatsd at Adams Centre, X. Y., snd bis third snd Isat ebargs was at Weeterly. He was s gentleman beloved by ths community for his scholarly attainments. He was ? ripe scholar and waa very proficient tn teaching the Greek isnguago. His death, without dosbt, was ceased by an overdiste of cbloral, which he waa In ths nabit ol taking lor pain In his head. THE MA TOC OF LIVEEPOOU A cable telegram from London, under date sf May 1.1, reports tho occurrenoe of the death of Colonel Thompson, Mayor ol Liverpool, a very well known and active cittzou aud a discerning and impartial chief magistrate. ?amhon almy. ' A telegram from Providence, R L, Sf the 14th tnat, reportsSamson Almy, ens sf ths sMsst aisaafcs turers in the country, died st Ms ssaldswe l? this city this morning, aged eighty e?yam SAMUEL DBTB1CE. A despatch from Mil ford, Pa., oader date Sf ths MM Inet, announces the death of Samuel Detrtek. a fMM lnent eiussn sf that plass, whieh oeowrsd s? mi 'Of,

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