Newspaper of The New York Herald, June 4, 1876, Page 5

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated June 4, 1876 Page 5
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Bellicose Attitude of England on the Turkish Question. INTRIGUE AND COUNTER INTRIGUE. Hurrying Up the Fleet?The Army Preparations. IS IT WAR OR HARLEQUINADE? Russia Again the Foe?Position of the Principalities. GROWLS FROM THE PRESS. Sporting Notes?Lacrosse ? The Financial Rally. [aracux dbwich so ths bx cuu,] London, June 3, 1870. The Eastern Imbroglio is the all-absorbing topic, from which the racing for the Derby and Oaks dis "tracted the attention of the English mind for a brief moment. NO EXPLANATION BY TI1K MINISTRY. Parliament rises to-nijfht for the enjoyment of the V hitsuntide holidays on Monday aud Tuesday. The foverumeut has not vouchsafed to give, or, indeed, been asked lor, an explanation on the subjcct of the difficulty in the East. A WARLIKE ATTITUDE. England's Eastern policy seems to be becoming gradually more bellicose. At no period since the commencement of the Heraegovluan troubles has the situation been so serious aud threatening. This condition of atTairs is caused mainly by the mutual lealousy of England and itussia. BRITISH INTK1UCK IN CONSTANTINOPLE. It Is generally accepted as a fact that the de thronement of the Sultan was not simply a de thronement of Abdul-Aziz, but of Russian influence In Constantinople. The Hussian journals charge Englund with being at the bottom of the Turkish K volution. CASTING A KUADOW BEFORE. I am inclined to the Mew that England was aware ** what was approaching in Constantinople. The catastrophe of the late Sultan was foreshadowed ten days before its actual occurrence by the corre spondent of the London Times at the Turkish capi tal. The news was doubtless obtained" from the Rfeht Hon. IL 0. Elliott, the English Ambassador at the Sultan's Court. The Sultan, in fact, exchanges lUssian for English Influence. The days preceding the Crimean war, unfortunately, seem to be repeal In; themselves. 13 BRITAIN IN EARNEST ? The question remains. Is England in earnest with her threatening armaments, or is she acting the part which was attributed by Thomas Carlyle to the late Lord Palmerston, Ucrculcs, the Harlequin, blandishing a glittering sword before the eyes of Uie people "to see how they will like it?" UENERAL 1GNATIEFP. The rumors of General IgnatietTs recall from his post ol Russian Ambassador in Constantinople, are not corroborated. It is not likely that Russia will ghe up tho game despite England's present atti tule. Russia cannot uflfbrd to pocket a defeat on th? Sclavonic question. England's attitude in Constantinople can only hasten the progress of evens in the tributary provinces of the Turkish Emjiro. KKRVLA BELLICOSE. in Sen-la the schools and colleges are being closed. A lUssian officer has lieeu appointed Cominander In-ihief of the Servian army. Tie Herald correspondent at Belgrade reports the ncessunt pushing forward of Servian troops to the frontier. IN llKHZKOOTINA. Tic Ileraegovinan insurgents arc determined not to lay down their arms because of the change of occirant of the Ottoman throne. An American just fetu'ned from tho Herzegovlnan Insurgent head quarters to negotiate with the Exeter Hall people hcreassures me that the liisnrgents will not rest until they wain their independence. MINCES CHARLES AND MILAN ABOCT TO ACT. A Herald sjieeial telegnun from Berlin says that Prima Charles or Itoumaula and Prince Milan of Ser ?ia. xdiicli latter State refused to pay the two last tastatnents of tribute claimed by tho Porte, propose to i*<sie a joint declaration of Independence, owing to tho irregular accession of the Sultan to the tkroni UONTENBliHO. ThePrlnce of Montenegro is only awaiting tho ac tion olthe other Slavonic provinces. OORTOCHAEOFF'S DICTl'M AT EMS. So serious, indeed, do matters appear respecting England's conduct in the Eastern question that the liberal papers fear that Prince GortschakoiTs dictum at Ens this week was prophetic, "tout u'eat pax mcortjlnr?aix i* not over yet. ENGLISH FKK83 COMMENTS. The Daily .Vric* says:?"The idea of maintaining Turklsl Independence by British arms is out of the questiun." The Spectator says it doubts whether the liberal leaders are right in abstaining ri\nn a discussion of the matter. The article says:?"boni l>crby should state what objects should be maintained ; whether the maintenance of Turkey Is CKKCuilal to the British Power or the closing or the Dardanelles an essentia object of British policy." England's unex plained retiisual to adopt the Berlin memorandum, her unexplained Isolation, her whole attitude, her ?nexplitned decision to collect a formidable fleet In the Uosphorurt, ina) drm the countr> into the mo?t dance runs position which It has occupied in modern ;lnies. It nia> drllt England into w;ir for an object which she did not intend to tljrht with Powers she did not intend to tli^iit against, and w ithout the aid or allies whom she always intended to Secure. \Ve think that mischief Is afloat in the East, and the total silence or both of the English political parties ua the subject fs discreditable to the national character and the national institutions. What Is Parliament ror ir an English licet may be collected in Hcstka Bay stronger than the fleets of Europe coin blned, and no inun dare ask publicly why the ileet has been sent**' Thus says the .sptftator. CANVASS! NU THE ALLIANCES. Meanwhile thu ueonle are busy coucoctiiw the usual probabilities of alliances. There are rumors of Franco-Rnsrtan, Anglo-Ccrman and Egvpu> Slavic combinations. A 111 NT TO TUB MILT AX. The Times In its second edition publishes a opeciai det-pau-h. dated lleriln, June 3, saying:?"It appears that the Powers have suspended action on the Berlin memorandum for a few days In order to allow the new Turkish government to give unmistakaMo Indica tion of Its policy and ltd power of maintaining itself. TDK Rl'SSlAX NAVAL BUSTKIL Russia la preparing her fleet at Cronstadt. BRITISH VAI P REPARATIONS. England has sent Admiral ltrummond to the East, with orders to prevent the forcing of the Darda nelles. The unfinished iron-clads are being completed in great haste. Regiments are under orders to be ready to start ut a moment's notice. TUB Til UK* CUANCKLI.ORS?THE QUESTION OV T11K BOOB. While all this Is going on tiic three Chancellors? Bismarck, Uortachakoff and Andrasay?arc to have another palaver at Ems, and thus endeavor to come to some decision on this burning European ques tion?Whether or not there Is room in Europe for a new Slavic empire or confederation* TBB INSLROENS' POLICY?AN ANULO-ttL&UAN CROWN. On this point the Insurgents have a pleasant no tion of bringing both Russia and England to their aid. For, unwilling to accept l'rlnce Charles of Rou manla or Prince Milan of Her via as their sovereign, they have entertained the project of Inviting Ills Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh to become Emperor over them, thus, through himself and his wife, Princess Marie Alexandrovna, uniting the English and Russian interests. Is this but a Slavic dream f Anyhow, I give it to you on good authority. THE I'KITBD STATUS ARMY COMMISSION. j Generals Foray the ami Upton aud Major Sanger, members of tho American Military Commission en gaged in studying the army organization of the different States of Europe, have just had an inter view with the Julian War Minister. FOB NEW YORK. | Commodore Brady, of the rowing clubs, will leave i Liverpool in the steamship Egypt on Wednesday for New York. LACROSSE AT IIIRLIXGHAM. The Canadian and Iroquois lacrosse teams played at llurlingham to-day. This was their first match near London. TUB CANADIANS WIN. | The result was that the Canadians made four goals and the Iroquois one. A LARfiK AND ARISTOCRATIC ATTENDANCE. There was a large and most aristocratic attend ance, for the contest proved a great attraction. There were present, among others, the Countess of MQnster, Lord St. Leonards, Prince Furstenburg, the Countess of Dunraven, the Marquis and March ioness of Anglesca and Sir llache Cunurd. TUB FINANCIAL SITUATION. The financial event of the week was the change in the tone of the market and the reaction of feeling which took place on the reception of the news of the Sultan's dethronement. There was a rush to cover the short Interest, which helped the upward movement, but since the first jump there has been comparatively little change. I FBACBMBN'S HOPES. The lovers of peace hope that Russia will recog nize the fact that the odds are now too much against her and will thus avert further complication. DISBAEU'S REMARKS. Mr. Disraeli's reference, in Parliament,, to the Eastern question tended to depress the market. The full rise was, therefore, not maintained. Rus sians are weak. The racing for the Derby and Oaks and the approach of the Whitsuntkle holidays pro mote inactivity in the market. AMERICAN SECURITIES. American governments, railroads and mortgages speedily recovered to the condition of remarkable firmness which has so long characterized them. SOUTH AMERICA AND OTHER FOREIONS. Brazilians and Buenos Ay res have gained i to 2,',. Egyptians have been flat at a decline of 4. Argentines are 4 to 4 ^ lower. Foreign securities, excepting Buenos Ayres and Spanish, were steady to-day. FAILURE. A failure of some importance occurred on "Change to-<lay, chiefly for the purpose of closing larpe and complicated accounts. ItlNCINa LANE MARKETS REVIEW. Losdom, Juno 3, 1*7<L In the Mincing Lane markets tbc.o has been no new feature this week, excepting anther Improved demand for sugar, which was chiefly restricted lo West Indian. Rellnerd have taken increased supplies Iroiu the recent arrivals at current rates, and lurther floating cargoes have been sold (or the United Kingdom. At the coffee sales plantation Ceylon and Kasi Indian sold steadily, the latter occasionally at rather lower prices. To day there has been a steady Inquiry, but most of the ordinary qualities remained duiL Ilice has been firmer, with transactions of fair oxtenL Tea con tinues Oat, the sales or Cougou at auction favoring buyer*. PIGEON SHOOTING. [From tbo Evening Telegram of yesterday.] London, Judo 3, 1870. The international pigeon shooting match between Ira A. raine, of New York, and Captain Patton, or London, tl?c winner of the Grand Prix du Casino, at Monaco, loot January, took place to-day on the ground* of the Gun Club, the condition* being fMO a aide, hall forfeit, thirty birds each and twenty seven yards rise. A TIE. The contest resulted in a tie, each of the sports men succeeding In killing twenty-one birds out of thirty. TBS SHOOT1NO of Talne was greatly admired by all present, lie killed many birds with a single barrel. THE NKXT CONTEST has been set down for Wednesday. JAFFBAY V It RSI'S UHJXBL5. A second contest took place to-day between JatTray and Grtmble, ten sliots and ?10 a side. JatTray killed nine and Griinhle eight. THE IRISH RIFLEMEN. THK OOMPKTITiVK HHOOTIN'O FOB P LACKS 121 THE TEAM FOB I'llILADKIJ'HIA?WHAT WAS DONE AT BIOIIT HCXDBKD AMD MINK HUNDRED YAUDB. Iajmdom, Juno 3, 1870. The competition of tlic Irish nflomoB lor the tcli-cilon of members to compow the Irish Team to so to i'lnls delpliia was eoutiiiued at Duodaik today. 1IIK KCOBKK The following were the tcoruo at 800 and 000 yards:? 800 I'nrtlt. U0U l'artl* Captain Smyth. of Glasgow 01 92 Hull iimpcckor Thynue, olltsifasl.. 14 f>7 C. Taylor 01 !><) \V i) in in ltigity.... 03 es C'larko 'Ml M ite?4 0* 64 F.Hward Johnstone 72 81 Wllliutu Joyut 61 Dyas ti CO J. U. l'ullock ?!* ?"* Or. Trail..,.. 55 W <ioir I'.ultrtd. R. if. (ii'ivuliill 67 SPIAMUD WUUK. Johnstone's count of seventy-two ut 800 yard* was a splendid score, toutthe weather. I1MIR WkAlilKU. Tberc was a continuous du'Atti>our of rain daring the ?hooting llteso two ranges. AT 0*E THOt'SANO YARD*. I The shooting of tho Irish nllemeu at 1,000 yards range re-suited to tbe following score:? 1,000 Yard*. I Caption Smyth +? ! t'ub-luspeeior Tbyuue ** I C. Tavlor *?> j William Rlgby 4'' > Claiku 8 O. llnil . 51 Edward Johnstouo M William JoyuL 8? I>yt>* 51 J. (i l'olie-ck I)r. Traill ">2 GreenbilL 67 MKTTKtl W BATIIKR. The weather during tins shooting showed a marked improvement over tlmt which prevailed while the firing at 800 and 900 yar<ls was progressing. MISS VON ELSNhR'S DEBUT. TIIE A1IEUICAN RINOEr.'s I'llWT APPEARANCE AT DBDBY LANE?11 Kit GLAND SUCCESS?KABLY LIFE AND PBOl'KHHIONAb THAIN1NO? FEIENDS IN NEED?A B PI.KM DID BKW A HD. London, May 23, 1876. Uf American debutantes there Is no end, aud, what ever may be the English opinion concerning the Ameri can spooking voice, It is beginning to bo conceded tliut tbe American ainging voice in destined to command a distinguished position. There Is no country n* rich in pure co u l ml to voices as our own, Adolaldu and Ma tilda Phtllipps, and Annie I.oulso Cary, who box Just turned Russian heads, possessing n quality which, now that tho unequalled Albnoi has retired ir<>iu tho stage, has not lis poor In Kurope. Sopranos tfoyatoi are also being heard in every direction, and, as you know, tbe preseut London season alrca-ly records the dubut ol three Amur loan I girls at the two great opera houses. Tbe last took placo two nights ago. at Drury Lane, and JUr. Mapleson is to bo congratulated upon securing tho services oi j u youug lady whoso voice and method are admirable. | As, In Miss Km ma Abbott's case, it Is the West that givos London its last new prima donna. MIKS VOX BJJIXKK. Iioru in nioouiingtoii, IIL.of u German father and Anierleun mother, Miss Von Elsuur passed hor child hood In ber native plaee, aud sang almost beiore She spoko. Her lather wits a professional musician of unusual versatility, and early taught bis daughter to play' on tbo piano. Going to Cleveland several years ago, Miss Von Eisner placed bcrscll under tbe instruction ot Mr. L'udeuer, a Spaniard, whose method is purely Italian, and to whom she owes tho greater part of ber excellent training. Kino us Its execution now Is, Miss Von KIs ner's voico wus originally Inflexible, ten months being devoted to acquiring tbo tnlL Living tu Mr. I ndeuer'a family, receiving Iroiu ber toacher exceeding kindness, Miss Von Eisner supported herself by singing In ehurclt. Thus passed two yearn, during which time she frequently appeared In tho concort room. Tben camo tho desiro to complete ber studies In Europe. Where to And tbe means? Americans ura tho most generous of people, and a subscription was started. When the list was taken to MR. A. B. HOUGH, who bad long been interested in the young singer, bo said, "Destroy tbat paper, I will pay all tbo expenses myself." Thus nobly aided, Mlu Von Eisner sailed for Europe with Mr. I'ndeuer eighteen months ago, and on arriving In l'aris went to Mme. Viurdot, Mulibi-aii's sister, one of the greatest lyric artists thul over lived, and equally great in teaching. "Yoa'vo taugbt this girl well," said Mme. Vlardot, and tbe youug Western girl was at onco received aa a pupil Dur ing tbo last year and a half Miss Von Eisner bos studied tbe operas of "Don Ciovannl," "Lo Nozzo dl Figaro," "Mignon," "Soiuiambula," "Lucia dl Lauitneruioor,'' "Faust," "Alda," "La Truvtata," "Barblore di Sevlglla," "Trovatore," "Martha'' and "Roberto 11 Plavolo." In point of exe cution sbe is Mme. Viirdot's best pupil at tbo present time, and, as her voice rangos from G below the stall to K above It, naturo gives ber tbe opportunity of display ing that agility to tho best advantage. Her power Is quite equal to tbat of most light sopranos, and will un doubtedly increase with years and practice. The quality is even and good. K!t(iAOBJ> UT MR. MAFLBMM. Hearing Miss Von Eisner In Parle, Mr. Maple-son en gaged bor lor Drury Lane, and tbat ho mado no mls ! take was lully proved last .Saturday nlgbt, when Drury Lmio was crowded to witness the rentrt* of Mme. Nilsson in "Roberto 11 Duivolo " It was her 11 rat up pearunco In Alico ttscso six years. Tbo role as sumed by tbo debutanto, that of tbo 1'rince-ss Isa bella, is unusually exacting, lor tbe reason tbat, to be dono perfectly, it requires as much dramatic energy and passion ns florid execution, and it ia not once In a con tury tbat this extraordinary combination can be round. Tbo prima donna that can sing "Invanoil lato'* properly, cannot do Juatlce to "Roberto, oti, tu che adoro," and vUr rtria. Isabella does not appear until tbo second act. The young American was Kl.sLII.V UKCRIVKO, and tbo moment she opened her inouth Judges knew tbat sbe conld ?i uAt tbo closo of ber most difllcult aria, enriched by Mme. Vntrdot's artistic cadouzas, she received tbe heartiest applauso from an audience ol strangers. At the lall of iho curtain she was warmly called out Isabella does not slug again until the fourth act. Then comes tbe trying "Robert toi que J'aime," and bero Miss Von Eisner showed what is inevitabio on a tlrst appearance. It was not In any way equal to her rendering of tbe florid music, but no one bad uny rigbt to expect that It wonid be. l'assiou comes with eipenenco. In acting Mies Von Eisner Las to win her laurels ol course. There aro t omupeo pie in thi? world tbat cxpcct a debutante to be a full blown Jordan, or Siddons or GrlsL Tliey have never niado a debut, and don't know what an amouut of courag) It lakes to face tho footlights and got through tbo details or a part, wltboat oven thinking of expression. Miss Von Eisner was as nervous and frightened as she ought lo have been, and Iter second appearance will be a great Improvement on ber first. An hour beforo Miss Von Eisner's mtrir, MSI. VIA ROOT sent a telegram wishing ber "Hon ttu-rh," a kind at tention that the youug girl lully appreciated. PUB.SK COMMBBT*. flere Is what the over friendly />a<7y JVewt says:? Tho debutante bas a soprano voice of extensive com pass and suliU-ic-nily high range. Tbe B above the lines is thoroughly ut her command, but tho persisteut attack of tbe C sharp beyond was attunued with con siderable t-nort. Tbe voico Is of clear and penetrating quality, and is better ade|rted for tbe brilliant bravura stvle than lor tbe expression of pathos aud sentiment. Mile, von Eisner |x?.?he. ?es cousidcruble powers ol fluent execution, winch were most suceoesiully displayed in the aria, "lu veno'1 ("Ln vain j espero"), and in por tions of the second huuie. the delivery ol the cavutina. ??Roberto, oh, tu c!io adoro" (??Robert tot que J'aiiue") having been somewhat deficient lu tendernesa Among the merits ol tbe siugerway be specified an exceedingly good shake. Ol course Miss Von Eianor will be criticised. Who isn't* One critic sjieaks ot ber method as German ra liter than Italian. Don't you see that, despite Jaliet, there's a good doal ia a name? Having a Germm name, tbo debutanto must have had Gut man training. Mme. Viurdot will feel complimented. UBU STM.B. No two ringers could be more unlike than Mlta Ab bott and Miss Von r.lsner. Tho first has tno dramatic inslin-t very strougly developed, and will excel in pre cisely those ruirt lu which her compatriot will be seen to the least advantage. liotli have careers bcloro them. TIIE BRAZILIAN NAVY. Yesterday afternoon the ruiter which acconi|>auled tbe war vessel Vltchory, from Uracil to this port, und which bas l>oen reconstructed Into a propeller by put ting in a ucw stern and tbo nocesaary macmnery lor stosRi, leit the boatbuilding establishment of Mr. .Stephen Roborts, No. Ibid Mouth street, to )<Mti the Vitchory, now lying on the Delaware. Mr. Rolierts had nli-o an order froin the Brazilian Kmpcror lor a now nian-oi war cutter, ol very strong build aod capa ble of raising the \ Itchory's laige anchor. Th's vesnel, ' too, liu.< been couiploied and left yu?l?rday afternoon lor Philadelphia, bv way of the Rarilaa Canal, the pro peller actio* aa tier tugboat lloth vessel* are ? , oscu-d toivin the VltcUory te nivrrow afternoon. The Oriental Difficulty Viewed from the French Capital. WAR STAVED OFF A YEAR. What Engages or Troubles the Rest of Europe. NEW FRENCH PLAYS. Theatres Closing?Literary and 'Ait Notes?The Death Roll. [SPEf'IAli DESPATCH TO THE HEUALD BT CABLE.] HKKALD Ut'RKAl', ) KO. Ul AVENUH f>K I/OPKUA, J PARIS, Juue 0, lh70. ) The interest taken here in the Turkish difficulty Is chiefly financial, which is odd enough when we consider how apt the Trench people arc to fly off into excitement over Issues less material. The war with the Germans has sobered France to an ex traordinary extent, and her republican form of gov ernment keeps her lor the present In a happy isola tion. where she can husband her great strength, re organise her forces and prottt by any war which may Involve the rest of Europe. TUB (i 1112AT CONFLICT STAVED OKK. The general impression hero is that the Turkish revolution will delay the general European war for at least a year. It gives Turkey breathing time, but that is all. No serious reforms aro expected to result from the placing of Murud Elfendl on the throne of Abdul-AzlK, uiul his failure to make any change for the better will briug things once more to the pass from which Turkey has just escaped. run SMAI.LlClt KAXmtS POWERS. Apart from the attitude of the great controlling Powers, with Russia, Austria and Germauy on oue hand ami England on the other, the position of the weaker Powers which are more intimately Involved in the Turkish question must not be overlooked. Senia is uliuost hopelessly committed to hostilities' uml Montenegro, like a dog In leash, only waits for Russia to cry "Havoc 1" AN EGYPTIAN ALLIANCE. The position of Kgypt toward her suzerain, the Turkish Sultan, Is much canvassed, and it Is thought probable that she would join an alliance between the Kingdom of Greece aud the Danubian principal ities against the Porte. Left to herself Turkey would fall an easy victim to these foes, but the ac tive presence of Knglund In the Turkish camp alters the outlook amazingly. FRIGHTENING THE ITALIANS. The Italians are dismayed at the projected French canal, which, they think, If completed, would ruin the ports of Venice aud Hrludisi. 81'A IN ANB CUBA. The adhesion of tlic Basques strengthens Canovas del Castillo's Cabinet, and, thus encouraged, the "no surrender" policy will be continued toward Cuba. TUB POLES AND TUB CENTENNIAL. The directors of the Poltsh National Museum at Rapperswyl, in Switzerland, have Issued invitations to join in a celebration of Ue centenary of American independence on the Fourth of July next, and to honor the memories of the Polish heroes Pulaski and Kosciusko, who fought so galbvntly In the war of the Americcn Revolution. GERMANY'S RELIGIOUS TROUBLES. The religious measures of Prussia are irritating Silesia, where Austrian rule Is regretted In conse quence. BELGIUM'S OFFICIAL BLACKLEGS. Belgium is most busiod Just now over the dis covery of widespread official corruption. America has not this department all to herselt THE PAULS TnBATHES. The theatres ure closing one after another for the summer vacation. The Vaudeville, Renaissance and Od6on arc to close on the l&th Inst "JOAN OF ABC." ??Jeanne d'Arc" has been withdrawn from the Grand Opera House, In consequence of the illness of Mile. Krauss. VERDI'S QlATtOR. I have Just heard a rehearsal of Signor Verdi's new quatuor at the Italiens. Slvori played first violin, Garcia second violin, Marslck alto and Del Sarte violoncello. The work is admirable and a true Inspiration of genius. The anOante Is especially re markublo. NEW FLATS. This evening the first representation of M. Gilli's new comedy, "La corde au cou,'' takes place. Parodl's new tragedy, "Rome Vaineu," was read yesterday before the artists of the Tht-atre Francois. A new comedy-vaudeville, "Les Jolles FUles de CrOvln," with music by M. Bcrpette and three other composers, was read to-day to the artists at tho Variety s. RISTORI AND LADT MACBETH. Mme. Ristorl is in Paris, stndylng the part of Lady Macbeth in English, with Mrs. Leigh Ward, mother of the American actress, Genevieve Ward. sontao's sox. The son of the once famous prima donna Hun tag died here the other day in Indifferent cirt-ani* ntiuiepi. ART NOTES. M. ltonguereau, the celebrated painter, ha* J oat finished a capital picture fur Mr. liobert Kteivart, of New York, entitled "The Secret." The picture ordered of this artist by the late Mr. A. T. Stewart in nearly completed. GKOiMiES HAND 1IYLNO. Mme. Georges Hand, the novelist, Is sold to be dying. UTKBABT. The firm of Caiman Levy has Just published tlie miscellaneous writings and letters of M. X. Doudan, the well known secretary of the late Due de Broglie, and one of the most remarkable men ot the Restoration. It was or blm M. Victor Cousin said that he was a man who would lie elected to the Academy if he would only write aotnolhing, for no one uiucc Voltaire had been endowed nlth so much sardonic wit. NAVAL IN1ELLIOENCE. WAftiiiJtuToii, Judo 3, 1878. Tlie United States steamer Marion, which wan re cently ordered to ilia Rio Mrandc, lor the protection of | American Intcruata In that quarter, was to-day ordered bjr a telegram Irorn the Nary Department to sail lor Luro|>o. AU8TKIAN MAN-OF-WAR. 11*an.Ai<?LrmA. Jose a. 1*70 The Auatrlaa man-of-war IVxtero, irotn the Cape ol C<>vti ilowe. arrived here this aUiruooa. AMUSEMENTS. Til HID AMCKCK THIATltK. Tlio Tiilid Avenue Theatre, un uptown p!?? of amusement, situated uu^r I'lurty-brut stre*t. wu? ro oovui'il I at i cvcollji uuilur tbe management of Vr. Hon Jam in W. Hitchcock. Tbe theatre is now one of lliu handsomest of Its kind in Ibo city. The ilium Hour fruu the street wait 4.V1 per.-on* comfurtubly, aii?l is j beautifully uruuiui'uU4. T tic's, mirror* noil marble water -laii'ls have been liberally supplu d to this por tion ol tin- house. tiio guHery seals TIMJaiul tbu cui'lo o.'ij. The ceiling unit mdii valU iro bmUMiMtly j painted, richly papcre-l or tlnoly lre.?cooJ. as itioal d?- | Hirublu and appropriate to situations. Tin ro wut u very I large tiouMi present and abundance ol euthusuisai. I ho bill was u variety oue, w .III a In*! ol lucul favorites. Mr. W. J. Mill*, the V it: tore Hit Brother* mid Mr. ClwrlM Youug bcin^ the |>rit>ci|Mkl nature*. Mr. Joliu Thomp son spixau next wcclc III but drama, "on lUnd."' nrru avesuk tueaiue. Mr. Stephen Fiske, thu business muuager of the Filth Avenuo Theatre, had u benefit at that bouse lost . ni^ht, which was very largely attended. Tlic following attractions wore ottered:?"Fiou-Fiou," Willi Miss Fanny Davenport and Mr. D. H. lluikins in tin* loading p?ris; Mr. Sol Suntti Bussed in bia inimitable char acteristic sketches; tbe burtetta, "Jenny Lunl," with Mlas Davenport und Mr. Lewis In the principal rcfrv; tbu Madriifal boys from tne 1'lyiuouih Itock, tunned by Messrs. .larivti k Nwrr, and the side-splitting ''Siamese Twins," In wnlch Hiougham and Davidge appeared. It wujt a very enteriaiuiug and attractive pcrloruiauce. MUSICAL AND DRAMATIC NOTTS. Georgu Boniface appears iliin week at Wood's Museum In "Davnl Garrick.'" Howe* k Cushing's circus has removed to tbo ceraer of Eighth u venue and Forty-ninth ulieel. Scnorita Esmeralda Cervantes, the htrpist, gives a concert at Chtckcrtug Hall on Tuesday evening. The 200th and last nighl of "Pique" will take place at tbo Filth Avenue Theatre on tbo U'M Inst. The lust week of "Untie Tom's Cabin" ut the Park Theatre is iinnouuced. Tbero will bo Wcdno*d.ty and Saturday matinees. Mr. J. N. Patllsou has crouted quite a sensation by bis piano recitals in tbo Webor department, main hall, Couieunial Exposition. Mr. Theodore Thomas continues tin garden concerts at the Forrest Mansion, Philadelphia, this week, at the request of his orchestra. This is Offenbach's last week at Gilmoro's Garden. Mr. 1*. S. (.ilmore, with bis military baud, commences u new season on Saturday uigbL On Juno 1 i Mile. Alm<$e, assisted by Dupurc, Guoy inurd, Meniere*, Dalbert, Duplau, Darcy, Hull and Ucucdic, appears at Booth's Theatre iu "La Vie Paris Ieuuc," with M. OHenbacb as chef d'orckrttra. Messrs. A pp. ?by At Soulo have achieved a success this teuton at Central l'urk Garden equal to that of tbe liuluiy days of Theodora Thomas. A lino bill is otlored for tbls evening, Mine. Salvottl and Downing's ltand being tbo principal attractions. Miss Gertrude Corbett commences a seuson of English opera at tho Academy of M una to-morrow night. "Norma" will be presented with tbo lollowlng cast:? Norma, Miss Corbett; Adalgisa, Miss liosmcr; l'oilio, Mr. Fritsch; Orovoso, Mr. Ilium. RTlie beautiful piny, "Cous.ience," enters upon Ita las week at thu I niou Square Theatre to-morrow night It hus proved an artistic success, ?f winch the authors, Mesers. Lancaster and Magnus, may well be proud, and the management has douo everything to Iramo It in tbe richest and most becoming manner. "Con science" will be saccccded by thu Yokes Family. Mr. aud Mrs. Florence have met with such slgniticant marks of popular esteem at Walluck's that It would seem as if tbo "Mighty Dollar," a great potentate now adays, would tide iliom over tbe summer without en countering any of those reels or qutcksunds that have wrecked many a fair drumulio argosy In New York. Tbe play is a thoroughly popular oue, and, with two such consummate artists In the leading parts, it cannot belp fullllliug the best wishes of thu management, and ol the Iriends, numerous though they be, of tbo gentle man and lady who give it its life uud brilliancy. A MUSICAL CONGRESS. Tbn announcement has been mako that a number of grand musical and operatic performances will take place III l'biiadclphia, beginning June 10. With tbe quantity of instrumental music witb which Philadel phia has been treated since tbo opening or tbo Exhibi tion it is not to be wondered at that Theodore Thomas and bis line orchestra conld not bo supported. Gil more, Operti and a number of smaller gardens, estab lished lor tbo purposo of giving instrumental concerts, without tbo aid or rclicl or a single voice, must iu time becoino tiresome, particularly lo the lurge floating population or foreigner* now in that city, nearly nil of whom are thoroughly posted In musical'mat tore, and wunt variety?not too much Wagner or ton little of Yerdi, but equal balanco of tbu best composers, vocal ?ml Instrumental, of the Italian, Herman and English schools. To this end what will really lorin a musical congress of high order has been formed by Mr. James W. Morrissey, a gentleman of much experience in musical matters, who proposes to givo tbe most im portant works of Vnrdl. Mozart, Hosslbl, Wagner and Flotow, in which the lollowlng distinguished artists will appearMiss Clara Loutxo Kellogg. Miss Aunle Louiso Oury, Mrs. Zelda Segtiin, Mile. I'alniri, Bignor Hriguoll, Franz Komimrtz, Sifhor Ferranti, Mr. S. it. Mills, Julia Hive. Seflor Joseph Whlto, tbe Cuban violinist, and Mile. Esmeralda Cervantes, harpist in the Emperor or liraziL This, together with tbe director ?hip of Max Maretxek and Louis Duchauer, can scarcely fail to please and lustruct Ameriatns and foreigners. STEWART'S WILL. THE TTBNEYb' rEOSPECra IN THE COUINO CONTEST?ITS I.EriAIj AflfECTS. It la dow perroctly evident that undorncaUi the coining couteat between tho Turneya, the llullovs and thoso who at present aro Involved In Iho management of ttio Stewart estiito there I* a mystery. Previous to the filing of the docaiuunl, In which Is Implicitly slated tho ground upou which Ilio "blood relatives" propose to operate, Judgo IIIIto:i could not say too much, and now that tho papers of Mqssm. Bartlett, Booth and Hoot aro properly (lied, the Judge cuiiiiot say too little. Before tho nttoruoys upon tho Bulley sido nuulo known the means by which they proposed to ouubllsli their clients' claims Judge Ullton took every opportunity to ridicule tho pretentions of tho Turneys, and did not he lute for a moment to set theiu down as I rand s who were In no manner related to tho lato Mr. A. T Stewart, and ho distinctly stated that their solo par pose in Instituting the suit was to obtain money by means of "blackmail." Ilut now, when tho (taper* havo been proporly tiled, and when, behind the former silence and mystery un derneath which the Turneys have conoealed their purposes until the proper moment, the Judge be holds their grouuds of action, he Is as silent und im mutable as u sphinx aud positively icfusrs to spciik at all Me is now pursuing pracwoly the name policy as the Turneys pursued previous to tho tiling of their CGiuuientK HurrogatuCulvtn, according to his o?n statement, admitted the will to probuta at Mrs mewarta residence up town. It Is only when he Is in his oflluo that he ran bo regarded as a judge, and it l.-ube lUK'U or the best legal talent In the eily th it outrldo l,i? office, that Is, oil ot his bench, .Surrogate Calvin 1 t.a- no morn rli<bi to admit a mil to probate tnsn any otlior insu. A pronnnont lawyer to duy lnlormoJ tlio i reporter that no mallar what arguments the .Stewart family. or the partners or tho luto merchaut prinee, tun/ havo advatie.od. th* Surrogate was not warrantod ; iu admitting the will to probate ouUlneof his office. tfOYKMKMTH or TUR COVrKSTAXTS. Despite tho fact that ttio Turueya and Haifoy* have carefully guarded their movements, tho writer Is justi fied lu saying that since the death of Mr. A. T. Stew- j art the mwjcrs employed by th who are contenting the will have b. en csrrylng on nn j etteusive correspondence, by letter and by cablc. by maans of which they can prore, It is said, tho relationship of their clients to the lato Nr. A. 1. Sto-?i.rt beyond tho shadow of a donbu Messrs. Bartletl, Booth and Hoot, before accepting tho manage ment of the case, wero exceedingly particular to tnvus- , tigato tho claims or relationship, and lound them cor rect, otherwise they would not have involved their professional reputation in a suit which, unless based upon somo solid foundation, would ruin them ibrcvcr. It is generally believed that tho lawyers ubo aro at present conspicuous in the salt are simply conducting tlie preliminary proceeding!. A IlKKALO reporter has ' heard from |Hirtirs on whom the greatest reliance can be [ Inceil that the most brilliant counsellor* In the i metropolis have t>eeo retained, who, from the | sworn statement* or tho Tanie/s nnd tho Hailcys, and from the correspondence alluded to nirove, have ex- j pressed tiinir opinion that in making his lsst will anl ; testament Mr. A. T. Stewart was unduly influenced, and u|>on this ground have agreed to tight for ibe right* of the so-called blood relatives. The attorneys claim that the will ws* illegitimately rarnad through They think the following atlldavit o: Mrs. A. I. Stewart, made April 13, IS.el, appears rxeeadiLgly |-eeullai ; ? "Ths? the ?id?w, only UsIm ant next* of kin," wero her ?elf. aud tliat Mr. Stewart "tell Inim turrlving iivilUnr fuitier, mother, brother or ?i>trr. or d??esu>l*nw of any or either or tnem. or an* <ie? "nrtsiit uf lilt, or auy relative or nril 'it kin of ??id <i?easM?L'' IIuImw deeeatcd left ? a III ?lin two codicils thereto, ami that junr |>etltioa?r and Henri llllton and William Lihltey, *11 of the oity of New Y?>rs. aro the evrcntan mtinml and apfieintvdby tald will and codicil*, and Omt ?aid will nnd roildlt wers duly i|. e. at oil acnordlnrf to the laws of the State of Xew Vors. Th>" 1 iimeys and llalley* claim uot only that they can prove beyond all doubt that they are relative*, hut they will not hesitate to taka their oath* that when alive Mr. A. T. Stewart recognixed the relationship, and not onlv csllcl upon, but adiirosaeu letiara to nam. Wlorh the? m oooae to introduce in courk Tho Transcontinental Express Ncaring San Francisoo. ACROSS THE COSTIM IN HUT! HOURS. An Exciting Hush Over the Grass Plains. OVATIONS ALONG THE LINK, Elko, Judo 3, 1S7G. Wo tire 008 milts Iroin Sau Francisco unci expuct to reach Keno al midnight laid Sacraiueuio at 6 A. M. to moriow, and will tugo breakfuat at .Sao Franciaoo. W uh no unexpected delays our wonderful journey of >>,?111 miles will como to an end in eighty hours Instead oi eighty-mix, a* originally laid down. All on board woll, I'ulluian Conductor Foote having given us excel lent faro at??l tttentluu. VMaritBUAY'a joirkby. ft At 10:40 thw morning tho Jairreti* Palmer train whizzed t-ast tUo Thousand Milu troo lu Weber Canyon, huvimr accomplished lhat distunes suite leaving Omaha lu -!4 hours and 2 inluulos? uvorago speed per hour 42 miles, Including all stoppages, for wood water and locomotives, besides slowing up grades and dtlllcult curves. This statement, coupled with tbo titao inado between Jersey City und Omaha during tbo previous thirty three hours, will show how rapid we havo travelled since starting from the 11bu*li> otUce Thursday morning, lu other words, we bavo reached Kvunston. lT. T., distant from New York 2,367 miles, at 9:06 A M. to-day, covering the distauce In Mb. 2m., tho average apeed being over loriy two utiles |*r hour all through tho day. Indeod, the Journey to day ban been a succession ot surprises both as to aconery and nine. I'ltOJf TDK Mount fLATTK BIVIK. You havo no doubt received my brief despatch from Cheyenne last night, but as the events occurring could not be put ou the wlro betore we left 1 venture to take up my narrativo from the North i'lalte River, which we left yesterday at 5:13 P. M. The com|>any lurulsbod us with locomotive No 77 i arl I'lerco engineer, the (rain beinc under the care of Chris Kieuzie as far as I-uiamie. Tho first lilty-ouo in iles from North 1'latto was covered In one hour and two minutes, and even this speed was Iroquuntly exceeded going to Cheyenne but 1 will not weary the readers of tbo Hkbalo with tho tlmo table. The rush across tho Uruss Plains waa remarkably smooth, coo-siuermg our spoed. 1 guest the Western Union operators had an easier time do ciphering my critbld, necessarily crooknd, manuscript than they will have to-day, lor as 1 wirto we aro Jump ing about on bewildering carves or dualling down sud den grades at terrific tpeed. nocKars A?rn rohav candi.ks. Wo got to Cheyenne at 10:40 P. It, and Mr. Jarrott threw up rockets and flrod Ko.nan candles as wo camo In sight ol station lights. Coming to a stop tho crowd on tho platform cheerod lustily, the brass band played soniothlng full of crashing notes, but the screams of tho loooinotivo and the yells of tho people drowned tho music so far as wo wcro concerned. The scene was tho most exeiting one of any we huvo yet met. Mr. Jarrott w as loudly ciuled upon lor a speech, aud Mr. Uarrott also. They bowed their acknowledgments, and ouo of tho party reported to tho people the principal fouturea of tho trip from New Yorlc Fivo minutes ot this sort of exciting fun was all lhat was allowed us, and again the ground soetned to glide under our lect, Laramie City. 573 miles Irom Omaha, was reached at 12:03 A. M.; but we wero all fast asleep and did not seo it or the inhabitants, who, the couductor said, turned out tn wow to see us tako another locomotive. Six min-itcs later ongino 167 dashed oil for tJgden The engineer scut mo his name at my request, and said it was William Allen, and added, "Not of Ohio." Tho conductor was A G. Dunn, and wo werojainod by the llridgor division, Suiierlntendont S. T. Shankland, who went as far as droon River, tbo end of tho division. The following is the record ot THK TIME TO ORXSV HIVKIt, From Wyoming to Cooper's Lake, lOj; miles. In 11 minutes. Rock Creek, ul 2-6 miles Irom Laramie, exactly 1 hour. Stopped for water at Modlciue lJow, 76 miles, n 13? hours; thonco to Rawlins, 13* in lies from Lara mie, in 3 hours. At Rawlins wo took ongine 161, Robert Miller, driver, to Hitter Creok, 76", in lies, without stop ping, In 1 hour and 40 minutes, Including tho taking of walcr. We rcactim1 Croeu River at 0:20 A. M., starting aguiii at 0:23 with another engino. Wo whirled as far us Drtdger, whero wo stopped lor water. Reached Kvans lon at 9:06, or 111 miles iu 2 hours 32 miuutos. MORMON LIFK. Hero wo camoto Morni.u life, having an hour before breakfasted on mountain trout and antelope steak, in addition to our ordinary tare. IIbualo paokugos w'oro read with astonishment. Mr. Whoeler, the editor of tho Evanston Agt, was doiightedto got lour days'flloa? two, throe, four and flvo days In advance of regular mail* a it i s 11 roa OliOK.N. Changing locomotives, a grand rush was made forOg gen, distant sevcniy-livo miles, and accomplishing tho distance in eighty minutes, wo coming iu at 10:30 (Lara mie time). We crossed tho luh Central horn Elgnty Hirald bandies wero loft at both places. Thoso fell ou the platlorm, and such a sceno ensued as has sel dom been witnessed, fur every man, woman and child ti led to got hold ol tbem. 1 ha 11sbau> agent Oiled hli pockets with stamped letters lor gan Fran cisco, and thoro they aro tied up |a my berth ready lor delivery at the destination. During the run to Ogdon we passed through Kolio and Weber canyons, seeing tho uno Thousand Milo Troo, al ready spokon of, and Devil's Slide. Tho Devil's Gate was watched for with luteuse interest, as tliorc occurred the washout ou Thursday. Though wo found tho duuiage repaired wheu wo caine to the Gato thero was a terrible state of commotion. The boiling flood wa* tumbling and loaming In furious fashion. A llttio further on we cama to Washout, Hading Mongolian laborers wading waist deep In tho Weber River, piling up brush and earth to strengthen a temporary track made for our use. Hero we went at snail's pace, the only Instance of "slowing up" sluce wo left Now York, but on reaching dry ground ?e dashed away again. R. H. Pratt, Super intendent of Hall i.ate division, went with us as far m Trano. When bo look charge be put ou engine 120, H. Small, engineer, W. H. Hluricvunt, conductor. Wa got a clear track, and under the supervision of Tela graph .Superintendent F. L. Van.lonbur.<b, we started in lour minutes, but our rccord was g 44, San Francisco lime. xraimxo tux PACIFIC COAST. Wo hare began the mounting or Wubsatcb mountain ran^a The track side was hill of gullies, and we snir patches of snow, shady dells, a bolder sconery, abrupt carves and curious rock formations, which gave a now interest to our steiuu gallop. All the passengers forgot to keep a runoi the tlmo In presence of theae WOXlJKR* or XATl'RK. Fifteen inilea Irom Ogdon wo sighted Great Salt Lake, and ran for forty or llfiy miles along the shoro seeing tho salt flats, and then began climbing the promontories. The highest elevation was 4.943 leel, the rood runniag on a grade of uluuiy foot to a mile. Humboldt Wells, famous in Cali fornia history, was hero passed. 264 miles distant Irom Ogden, making the running nine of 219 miles in 5h. l?m At Terrace, 121 miles Irom Ogdon, we stopped to coal up, and a curious sight it was to sea men walking out of the house and, after dumping the coal, passing band barrows under the wheels of the bagga^o car. About thirty mile* beyond Humboldt Wells wo camo to Ruby Rauita, Tbo peaked lops waio while with SMV at this station. TU LATSHT. Omasa. Neb., J on J S. 1870. The train passod Wmnomuca, Nov., at 8:20 P. M.# 1,461 mi Ira west of Omaha and 474 milee from San Francisco, nine hours and twaaty minutes abend of achednla lima it w expected the Central Pacific Rail, road will show rery fast time on the homestretch be tweaa Sacramento and San Fraaviioo, arriving at Ikk latter p?eee by eight A. M.

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