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OPENING OF THE IT,
TUE NSW AND OLD HOM,
IHE METROPOLITAN OPERA HOUSE AN
Ia thc M w Metropolitan Opera Ho_M aud
opera will bel celebrated to-morrow. Tin- new |
tion to meet ;iU the needs of the operatic pei fm
beinK the assembly rooms and other acoeieoriea.
finished and the last toueh has been given to thc
ment the audieiice room is the largest in any oj
oruiuneiitation it is admirable, aa will bo scon fi
Music has been renovated and brightened, and 1
to-morrow night Diagram* on thia on*** ol ri h
in the part, nv and first tier of the Metropolitan
holders of 1 he opera house company. The di
quently changed by private agreement among tl:
DESCRIPTION OF THE KEW HOUSE.
TUE LARGEST AUDlHICE-IiOOM IN THE
WORLD-THE DECOKATK VHS.
In thc Metropolitan Opera House, which is to ba
thrown open lo its chief usc to-morrow, there Jw
material f-.r dlaocsiiaa ter all nanner ol critics.
The _*ehit*< tnral wiseacres eau liave their say
about tin- exit i fer, the matt-rial, the disposition ol
the lines In the andTcewa^noaa, and tan thonaand
and one things which He within their ken. The
musical crltkn cnn speak knowingly of the laws of
acoustics, of Bonnd-nmreo, tonal nodes, resonatore,
Hound reilr: tors, anti pretend to throw off the veil
?whose (iiite!in"st ends have only hetti touched hy
Chladui aad Heunbola and Tyndall. Tho art .nt
ics?i" these lesthctic days a ejre.it Committee of the
Whole?c.-in dlsaeei the oolor seheme ol tlie int. ii..r
decoration and pronounce emphatically and at off?
hand on thc myriad of details on lin-tier-fronts,
proscenium and ceiling. In foi t, a great deal <?f
wisdom on all these points has been expended al
ready, ami ir itkIn Ifteen mi nu tc- after tho orchestra
ptarts thc hum of conversation next Monday it may
be accepted that they will liux c he. n settled in txx o
or three thousand minds at least
Meanxxhile ? fexx- tx ill refrain from sitting injndg
ment until th.-re isa meeting of the conditions
Tillich stake sound Judgment possible; anti! the
pile is finished, the con idols ure th an tl mid thc
facade stands ont complete aad free of scaffolds s
until within thf walls tho whole Boheme of oran
?sntatton is carried ont i until the sndience-rootn
is tested by a perfornianoe In the presence of a gayly
dressed audience who will unconsciously play an
extremely important part in tho determination ol
aha theatre's acoustic properties) anti] tho gas-Jets
ara fairly ablaze aad tim flood of yellow light has
mellowed the ground tint Into a ri.h Ivory color
aad called oat a roseate blnah on the draperieaol
the hoses. For the present, s description to be fair
ought only to be genurali the settlement of details
can hid.- the time when familiarity xx ill hare proved
Whethst or not it will he restful and giatilx ing to
the aye to go frequently to the n.-xv temple of mnsio,
whether or nol the ear will receive it-- delights th. re
without wearisome -training, and whether there is
over nil the structure the symmetry, tl.on
and ths correctness of style which lend repose and
Severn! things make fha new .peta bouse an ob
)eet of unusual interest. Tun- to anaiit.ii.il tend
ency, this his a bigger amUence-room than any
other opera house in tbs world, exceeding ia dlmen
risen the famous stiBctaies ol Milan. Naples, Parla,
London and Vienna, lt covers a little oTer a city
block ami :. qu.nter, tilling to the edge ol the side?
walks thc plot ol ground bounded by Broadway,
Sevcnth-avc. and Thirty-ninth ami fortleth-sts.
About one-quarter ol th;- \.i-t surface ar
enpied hy th.- audience-room ; another quarter is
devoted to tht- stage ; and barring a small portion of
the appel stories iu the Broadway ead ol th.
ure all the rest of the space from cellar to rou! ii
given up to tho soofssorios, to restibnl.
ridoi.-i, staircases, assembly-rooms, parlors, foyer,
liuis'iiig-h.ft. artists' dressing-rooms, seene*roonis,
green-rooms, Land-rooms, property-rooms, dra?
per - room*,, rehearsal - rooms, carpenter - shop,
and aeacus for tho mansgomtint A few bach?
elors' apartments will l>? pul bi the upper
floors of tlc nnfluished Un .ad way ii"::, in after nil
the rcquiitim iii-, of the operatic season hnve been
met. lt is hoped that this pm timi ot the building
W_I be finished by How Tear's Day. Theandlence
on Monday xx ill lind Incesnpleteueas only outside
the audience-room. Vestibules and corridors will
beoomph ic ainl the last touch xxiii hare been given
to the theatre, but the foyer will aol be finished,
and brick walls xviii har ths tray to Un suite of sa*
ssjsnbly-rooms which will occupy the corner build?
SA! lUUARDS AGAINST Hit! .
Aff-r its Bise the Metropolitan OpernRouaeii
most Intonstlag bees ass of tts fin prool oharaeter.
H?-re, tin- demonstrntion te already complete, nnd
with the horrors of the Brooklyn Theatre fire and
tbe holocaust ol the Vienna Bing Theatre yet In
liv.-lyremembrance, there xxiii be no tech ol appro*
elution of the surpassing excellence ol tins feat un-.
Fora long tim.-it hasheottthe crying shame <>i
theatre-builders thal ooenrronoes 111?<- those ol
Brooklyn an.1. Vienna have been possible, '1 le-in?
difference ol the architects nnd tin- stubbornness
with which they hara clang to antiquated notions
of construction in spite of tbe advance In science is
nothing hs--than a cause for wonder and amaze
meut. This xx as brought to public attention in Ger
many Ire years sgo bf the publication of a hool, on
theatre fires written hy one who deserves to have
his nam" chronicled?AngUSl Polsoh. In his ro*
niarkahlt- little hook II.-rr Foteofa has t alalogu.-d
DHi fires thal ended with tho entire destruction of
theatres and opera houses) and 400 of them hap?
pened within tbe last 100 years. In London alone
thirty theatres wera destroyed between 1013 and
1078, bm mure latoreating than Herr Folsch's fig
aros was bis dlsonasion of building methods, from
which it appeared that (or 250 years there xxas
practical;;,- mi advance in the choice of mat.-rial
used in Iheatro-bullding. VVooden walla were
?rettj generally abolished in tbe seventeenth cen
tury aftei a series of deotracttvs conflagrations, bul
the use ol Ililli tiniher, Clllix HS uinl equally inlliim
iiiaiiic multii,ii iii proscenium and stage continued
without interruption down to the present time.
The introduction of gai Illumination xxithii- re
aaltaat heat which hakea and chars the walls and
b.ii.-oiiy fronts until they beeonae like tinder only
Walting the tOUCh of a spark to hap into ilium-,
imght have h. tn expected tit lu ? 11 _- il... il an impor
tant modification la respect to thia, bal it did not,
and Melpomene and Thalia continue to larc their
devotees into th-aims of a terrible Moloch The
reeent catastrophe in Vienna caused a great com*
m .tion iii Qermnny au.l Austria, ami many m it ii
tilic nu n applied themselves t'.a solution of tho
prohii in in,iv to muka a theatre fireproof. A nut?
ter of excitement wae censed h.-r.-, too, by tin- burn
sag of Mr. ai.i.ey's Park Theatre, and thebuilding
law fisleatotl hy a coaunittee nf th\ hist Legtelntnre
eantalned levcral artes provisions on this important
Th.-r.- san hs no doubt that the beet, teachings of
the menai agitation are realizi**! in the Metropolitan
Onsen H.,ns.. ,i Cteavnlaad Cady, the architect,
sansusi that hte plans insure gioaloi safety than
?I lUgablttO?I ol the Imperial Opera House in Mer?
an*, which xx ere sent to him fm study. Ile has built
Ins beano In -prool to all intents ami purposes from
Ibo bottom np, J'h.-re is not a stud partition in it;
the loses .-.ic all oi nun boones and brick Brohea, tbe
masonry beingfintehsd andaipuetid in th.- ...ni
dors, passages and rtitlYntee. but, for comfort, har-*
?njn<o\. nun nf xvoikItai tho sadtenwi room Ths
Nefteoi iron ami masonry, tht enter .overing of
Slate Ix-iiij* sumed to tho msOOUIJ hlocks that
Cover it. Tht-non roof-beams ha ve over HM) bal
span nml nu- mounted ea rollers toailowforeen
tractinti ju,,i ,. .pausion. The waling Of thoaudi
ence-riM.iu i, of jr?|,; tliemiiaini-iit.il Work of the
Proscenium, the tier balustrades anti tim frames of
thupartiimii, i? txx lin the hnsoo BM of metal ; und
toeRtageia Buppsftsd by a complex iron syMi-iii,
toataiuing 4.IHMJ li^ht pieces so adjusted that it tau
Inremovetl m aections to permit changes in the
**** above, lt y-m thus j* Kva that U_U_j_ahle
_UAN OPERA SEASON.
iS OF THE LYRIC DRAMA.
> ns PBEDECESSORS-eOCIAL FEATURES
the Academy (if Moats first nights of Italian
triuture is sufficiently advanced toward eomple
inance, thc inc(HiijiHtc jiurtio-.i.s of the building
The auilieiicc-i.ioin, vi stihulv.-. .m.l on rid.irs ;,ie
decorations ol' the interior. In surface mtrnntiro
en house in the world, ami in construction iiml
nm the appended description. The Academy of
lilliant audiences will gather in the two temples
1. Tkiiuni' show the arrangement of the boxen
Jpera House, owned and occupied hy tho sto.-k
tribution was ina.le bj lot teat May, hut SUbae
material has been avoided in the construction of
the building so far as possible. To add to the
security of the hones, moreover, apparatus for ex?
tinguishing a tire on the stage?-whore alone it caa
originate ha- been introduced. A large skylight is
weighted to fall open in case of lin-; .1 greai x\:iter
tank has been placed oxer the rigging-loft which
has connected with it sn extensive network of pipes
with apertures stopped with extremely fusible
Milder, sn that oxen fl Small lire xvuulil open the
holts ami call down a drenching shower bum
sm,ai:anck or rnr. avihi n.t-ikk.m.
Ilona interesting to the majority of persons xx h..
expect to witness the dedication of the new house
on Monthly to Un- purposes of musical sri than
these details te doubtless a description of the Inte?
rior aa it will unfold itself to their view. Thean
tini-licd Broadway corner will probably discourage
a long look at tho building, They will perhaps see
thal so much of the facade as is finished is severely
and uiiost.ntiitiou-.ly cnn iel out in the sty le ot I lie
Italian Renaissance, and that terra-cotts panels
with graceful dancing and singing figures relieve
tho monotony of the light-colored bruk walls.
Already here, however, they xviii catch tbe pervad?
ing color-tone of the opera bouse?a yellow which
te to be mellowed into an ivor) tim by the gaslight.
If the pleasure-seekers are of that fortunate class
that can afford to pay ?1 ,200 s season for a box, to
sa] nothing of th.- incidentals, snd can look tbe
possibility of assessment calmly in tbe face, they
will probably drive under the light iron poi
chtres on the Thirty-ninth and r'ortietb-st, sides of
tbe building and enter ile- vestibules there, which
are respective]] sevent) by thirty-three and lifiv
by thirty-three feet in size. Thence thej xx ill-di
their boxes by private staircases. The less richly
blessed portion oi humanity "ill prefer the main
entrance boin Broad wa]. giving access to the prin?
cipal gt aire sse, irbich has u vestibule sixtj feel
long and thirty-five feel xx ide. Besides thew* three
vestibules and their stairs, nae can be m.nie uf JTonr
staircases leading ..nix io the balcony and gsllcry
which have separate entraures, In the side streets
neal Broadway. Musicians, artists, choristers and
dancers have their own entrances, and there an* so
Dinny doora openiug into the theatre on Its foin
Hides that it is estimated thal all the occupants "i
the building could easily leave ii inside ol three
minutes. A fen less than tKKI persons will have
chairs in the parquet; T.'Oxxill h.ix.- .hair- in Ibe
0 in ii,e gallery 11..- rest ol thc
3,500 sittings ..t ihe lions* an- in th.- 1... ?
These boxes are in tiers xxl., li n--.' perpendicu?
larly lr..ni ihe level ot lin- paru,net Boor lo iii.- Lal
cony. Tie i des. ribe sweeping > ai i. - -t..i i mu (rom
the proscenium in the x\,si eudol then.i whose
.! 1- shown in the ail.panyiug diagram.
11:<? hist r..\x ol boxes thal completes"the boraeahoe
is the pariel le t I. I ? -n_ li xx hi, ll I lie I lia! ll t ll tl il lice to
the parquet mn- as indicated by the va. ant middle
box ou the first diagram. Below tIii- n.xx near the
stage are -i\ baignoii boxes, lin*..i s side.
Above it are the two rows which have been named
respective)] the first and second tiers; above
i- the bal.-.'.nv. and above it the gallery oi family
cir,!.'. Tlie (me-ot nil the tiers are alike, and also
their decorative details except that the trouts of
the balcony and gallen* have been lightened bj
making them open. Tlie partitions between thc
bores ipapier-mache xxuh iron frames sml silk
coverings) hnve a curved front aud top ao that be?
tween the first row ol chairs they are invisible to
all except the occupants. By this meai
the li. 1- ale per |.I., ulai . the t ll ci i - . ,1,! a I le -I o I
nillir..k?-:i lines ol dazzling toilets sud I
women, tn course none bul lovel] a omen will
attend the performances in thia new temple.) li..
b..M - ai' of the hame sir. In all the tiers, ami
from the back into small salons whose doors com?
municate with the spacious corridors thal follow
the curves ol the tiers and give admissiou on tim
other side tu the foyer, the a--. inl.\ i.is. -
ami smoking-rooms. A multitude ol -unpi,- li it ti res
irith electrical connectioi ? aro relied on i-u light in
a.id it ion to two immense rings ol run-jets thal ha nit
below the dome ol the ceiling li. anticipation oi
tho hupp] i .ni.-\\hen the problem of eh-etrii light?
ing shall "have been tr boll] solved, \x ires foi electric
lamps mn all through the building.
There is no proscenium of Ihe a<-ccpU*d tx p.-in
the oii.ia house. Thc curtain open hui, fort}
by finj feet in size, ls surrounded l.x o gigantic
frame ab,.v.- which are the chief decorative points
oi tin-io..m. The whole 1- .-allied oul in metal.
The stage ls surpassed in size bj lin stages of two
opera bouses in the world, and only two lin
Opera in Parts and Imperial 0|hts in Bt. I'eters
lim K- Ii has a width ul mi i" i. n depth ol IM). mid
li,mi ii- lowest il. to th.-.i n i- frwi it ? i h.ci,.
lu front of it is the orchestra xxuh room i"i UNI
musicians. Aebiiill Ibis urdu tra ls sunk mill
clent ly below the level ol thelloorto rom-eal the
performers from all hut tbe or cu pa n I "l ile- upper
tiers, the purpose being to svoiu thal disturbance
of th.- illu.ion of the play which comes from the
sight of tbe scraping and blow mil and picking and
pounding company immediate!) before ii., foot
j nulli-.. The nooi ?.n laid upon an ega .lisped
' m.und chamber nf masonry, and ih<- b. si results in
r.-spe.-t both of play and music xx.
Unfortunately Signor Vianeai objrs '< .1 lo il,. . on
cealment of his baud, and after un liuperfe.-t teal
persuaded Mr. Abbey to demand thai (he floor
should be raised. To tbi- ile- directoi -, xx h., ure hi
sympathy with Mr. Cady's Innovation, reluct ant lt
consented, and for a time al least theoreheslrti mil
be sprawled between Ihe audience and the perform?
ers in the old-fashioned manner.
1 I i;-.lill mg A Mt 1 .11 Ulun IH . iil'.AM'.N*.
It has already been mentioned thai the architect?
ural forms.>i th.-i.uii.in.i; are those of tl,.- Italian
Benaiasance, nnd they have been adhered to xxuh
academic consistency, It bsa been Mr. Cally's con?
fessed Intention to avoid all transient fashions snd
keep clear of the architectural humors ol tbe day.
He has .-ho en ? six le thal is approved, and he has
st rix en Iii mi I.on lina le tu it all the detail* ..| I In iii ,
-,. II ,? far he has succeeded m creating a
lasting, reposeful work, harmonious In purpose,
forms and ...lorin'.', not even he himself haa yet bad
a complete opportunity to learn, He bas had to
xx oi k iii u ne 1.1-i ic Iron, and he ha. nol attempted to
make it look like another mulei ml. ||c bas nol
tried to be sensational uor jumbled Incongruous. I.
ments in catchpenny effects. He has worked amid
perhaps more than the ordinary embarrassments oi
un archil.-.1, and has h.ni io mli iflce often to econ?
omy and expediency, ycl he seems to have adhered
faithfully to his ground principl. -. \Vb*-n*the build
iug is tl uisbed he "ill have Guilt ii for consider
;iblx I.? than a million ami a hali ol dollars, ami
mode ii enduring, indestructible by Uro, ami admir?
ably adapted to iii purpose.
Mr. Cady waa fortunate in having associated xx ii li
him as decorator of the interior h. P. Tr..lu,ll, of
Boston. Mr. Tie.l\x ill bj an architect aa well asa
decorator, andheWtBirl arith Mr. Coil] alongthc
path of honesty end consistency, adapting his de
Muns lind his COlon to the it I chilli I n ra I forms
xv h ith i hey x' ere to garnish, omitting all garUhiii**is
anti avoiding every tawdry effect, 'rho deepest col?
oring in the audience-room is in the carpel >.i the
lloors and the upholster] of the .hans, xx bieh are ..!
,i .lark, rich rel. The .silk 1 iiii;i?_- ol the boxes nml
the enrtaina between them and I he salons are ol rab
rica made expressly for tbe purpose, Thej have an
old gold ground end large raised figures of eonven
ti.tl design raised In a darker shade with dwp red
threads which give out a mihi rose-colored glow.
Tbe tier-fronts, cellini/ami proscenium haveueen
kept in a light key oi color, Mr. Cody's aim Ims
been to secures pervading Ivory tint, and lie oas
nm almost through the gamut ol yellows and
picked out the raised designs of the metal work in
generous gold. Amidst the filagree de-signs of the
pilasters that .any the workahove the curtain
opening are pictures of singing and ploying
cherubs, and back of the bold consoles which pro.
jeet from the side xxails nie Beares calledw The
(bonis" ami "Tho Ballet** jpaininl by Francis
Maynard, while above the middle ol the opening in
a seem.culaly arch is an allegory with Apollo aa a
central figure, by linn,!- Lathrop. Btatnes of ihe
eight .Muses lill the nh Ins that extend on both
Mth-s of tin- consoles. Over the <-i.iliac amidst tbs
entwining! of ornamental figures on a oufl gr.tl
are spread ;. large number of medallions of oxidized
metal which, in the light, have a deep lustre like
lopper. In the globe, abo xe th.- crown ol gaslights,
bi a concentric design of flus figures, ou a greenish
I_| HKAUN'i A1IRAN0KMKNTS AM) VPNTil.ATIf;V.
.Much more than th. oi.linaiy degree of NgSfd_
shown la *_nanan_eaaaatedesigned taaeenmceaa
fort for the nutliciice. The i-haili, in the par.jii.-t ale
of tasteful shap?\ and have eighteen in. hea ia the
clear with distinct anus of c lu-irx-xxood hu eadu
l'*n'?oU8 can sit with iat?o iu them without feeling
DIAGRAM OF BOXES IN TH* PARTERRE.
I IstilU*0139 U<aiT**' ??'lwnJ-'
their neighbors'elbows in their ribs. In the born
the chairs are snidens, and, because tl..-, must b
moved, are amaller. Thej an .,"i upholstered, bu
I, IX e ll.ill .I ? il I: bl 'U la' I Hi leu k
uinl s. i |s. In thc ba!, .-lix the sty ls of th.-pan.nc
- is fol lon . -ii. .11. i. M
?? mulei i!.. m ni t>. hold men's bats, 'I;
ings of the bab.-tinib-s all ovei lin house an
i.'i.eil xx ith nhl Kohl silk pin di. '' . m th.
li. i frt.nl ? uinl ? '
connected duets, f ?: i ? ?, t l.- 11
strenm i of fresh ah ir. -? t bj means ? I
fail xx..: ki .1 ui i In ?? ? ul ila! li i.in in tl
\ uni lion fan di ' dm i - al...\ ? ind I
the footlights tin -moke sud he it xx hi, h Iii
oi11,.-md ample shaftscarrj ..ti Ihe vitiated ail "I il.
i ? perfect aiidi.-nc. room In tbi
I. I ..| it/Ill bax t bi . li lie I ? .til I timi I kable ?i|. . i'?
ll.un the iiiii.li'i.'st eonu-l "I all I In boxes I h.
l-i x 1 si I il., xx iib. ni I iii.-11 ut 11..11. ami th.
-..als in the . "I '?.'!- ,.| lin- i' ill. I i 1
1 than hi,li of tl. ' 'a this fi atnre
X il-I :.lilt .'I Study and -ale Wai cv I" 'ltd" 'I. lie I
Ix 7'... . in.i.le of " I
. ai Lim." I. ? ired.
iii orena ii 1 1 ..1...XN.
Th. . n "n 11,, ktagc ..i 1 lie ? ?|.< 11 House
xx lu. li ls tl:.- -ame ..in- bulli bj I lill.ol lie I.. K.
veil for music festii al purpu es and used m the s-x
ciiih Iii 1.'inn ni Armor j and iu Chicaii. I **?*?'_'. an.
on.. -.m . th.-ii bj the Sun.I.ix -. I.I < boral L'nioi
In Madison HqtiarcO arden, li consisl nf one m.ni mt
snd an Ind. -n ad. ni |-edal organ, the stops being a
xi xvi- xi. ona isr.
ito. Kame. feel
I. Ii..ul.1. 1. I ?,ml.,ii. ll
?J. np. 11 Map I-".
:j. Violin lii.ip:i?i.n ... - . .'.
1. boppel I' '? - . Bl
ft. Ill t li vi*. I
?? M ?n.i>- .linn- ranlo.? VS.
; , ... Hirslillls
1 1 1x1 him.xs.
I Open iu.>p 00 .in. -'
li. ii..ui.i.>n. 16
10. ?" lars. - . "'
I'll,III I llf abut ell XV ill be ?... li I lill ll
|. ii -1 ?' 11 Ki ni/ -lops. 1a m I mil pipes, li haa also t iv.
manual I" |..-,!.i| and .11:11,mil |,> ... !:. ?
i ? , - ,,1 nil 11,.- lopes are extraord uarilj large
iiml tin tones are lull, powerful and pervading, lb.
bellow-, ami the pipes and wind fin ls ol lin- Ma ii un
organ sre -it nat. .1 on ;. platform built ahonl I went j
feet above Ihe stage, iu Ihe angle formed bj lin
pm iiniuiii Wall .and the sid.- x\ ii 11 >.| lin- -lau
nearest '1'hirlj ninth it, The p.-dal organ is locale*
upon the lu -1 "lix " gallery i.iitliately above
The key hoi from nhich Ihe abide liistmmenl i
pl i'' d, uinl w hit h resembled ? -miall i uhinel organ
[s placed :.t one side ..I IheorebeNtra, lind iscoii
iiecied with the instrument proper liv im-ansol Mi
I,',,,,,,-. .-ir, electric action, there nelna nothin
I ie tween the two bul rahlesof electric wire, lu
rapacity is all that i.ld be desired for on accom?
pany inn instrument,! be nae foi \\ I. nb ii i designiil
snd its tones lill Ihe areal nndilorinm and tl
nu extent th.-ii would he liardlj deeiueil po
bj ,n in num. ni ol ii-si/c. |i^ i-m ?-( ju | fie rend
criag of tho operas li perfect, and il is a pleasure t<
note tbe chnngi to the genuine article from lin lin
satisfactory harmonium heretofore custotnnrilj
SOCIETY AT TUE OR ER IS.
THE wak OP nu; mus!.- wno WILL 0 '
crrv mi; BOXES.
The bu idell of_gpt let/, 's Lill, dill in:: last xx eel. i
lated to the opel,i se,i-.,;!. Winn- lu gO is t'ltf* Veal
quite as troublesome a question a, ? hil to ..ai
The division for opening Bight was to af gi
tent niiiih- xx lu ii tin subscription lists wore 11 ?sed
but that xxas a solution ol only a small put ol lin
difficulty. Afi.-r to-inorroiv night tin- soaeoare
mains. Ithasbeeiihinleilth.it the rixalrv ol lin
?isnsgois inlgbl be followed bjr aa energetic, tbougb
friendly, a rix airy among ths box-holders, in whh I
the social power of tMM li audience would Leeville,
to the utmost to give prestige mid succeei
to iis boase, lt would be strange if this ihould aol
turu .mt to be at least taeeaarahly true, lioth
houses have loyal Supporters in the most inilil- ni 1:1
and fashionable cir. les who xviii do all in th.-ii
poxx.-r lo a.Ivan.-e tin- inter* sis of tin- management
th. y are ideiitilicd w ith. I lu- mox. ne nt for I new
home for Italian opera xvas started by some gentle?
men w ho xx-ere unable tu get sntisf.i. tm x boxes ii
the A. adi my of Mimic. I'corii'- Henty Warren ami
Qoorge (i. Maxell xx.-re HDOOg the for. iiiohI
in the new departure, and they earrie.
a number of their friends with them
Ihe majority of the Academy peoph
Maxed behind, however, thouuh a fexv of tin
lullars in the old house have " hedged," so t'
spc-uk. by lcasun* boxes iu both hou-jes, vuabliui
them, at a considerable cost, to go to win. hexer
.as ii,,? ku niel munica! or social attraction.
'..' .:..( laeiiu families are examples of these.
I I :. I s. ...|,|., t<, pu , in.|. i n\ Inn.-in, s- in || cst it-lal.
i abm to prove thal it would be far more
... ceptable to opera-goers sud more profitable to tbe
If t1 ? ? ompaniet - mg on alternate
ituriits lust* ad of .ni the same nights, as they pi
;-\ -I- <>! *? HtOPOl I I xN II..M*-.
Ii i to make close guesses as to the
is wbo will be in the boxes al the two bouses
t.'-ui.ii roxx night. I lure trill be a dazzling show ..[
i li i.rad brilliant toilets at both plaees, Tbs
parterre and iu-i tier st the Metropolitan might
i. < died golden horseshoes, so immense is the
wealth r.'pi.?-ni.-Lby the box holders, A lowest!
makesthe total ?150,000,000, or un average
ol ox.-! 00,00 1,0 < i io the box. To b"gln at tbe
re. Ile N'orsemau having reached Newport.
Mr. and Mia, Ogden <...'? t are pretty sine t<> be la
? I. A . . ....ui.i and family Will appear in
So. ?_', a ol it i- . ??? Peabody
Wet mon will be with Captain and Ml * Wetmore
and Mi i Whiting in one ol hi r. sud Mi .
I...ir,!..i,l:-_, m. r mid Mi.. i'>.n \ mm ar.- likely to
i.e guests of Mr. ami Mrs. George Henry Warren.
U. II. Warren, jr., and the Misses Warren will als..
li pr i.i. Mr. and lira. Buchanan Winthrop will
be ... llo-fc.N',.. 7. Cyrus IV. and David Dudley Field
?md Mr. .fiul Mrs. R. M. Field may be looked tat la
Cyrus W. Field's box. Mrs. William Astor will
l*mbably be at tho Academy. Hei int may h..
t upied by Mr. ami Mrs. J, h\ Rooser. ll, her soii-in
l.iw .-iml daughter, The Woerishoffer, Keene ami
Milbank boxes will be taken up by their owners. In
No, IO xx ill probably be Mr. and Mm. Matthew M ir*
gan. Mr. and Mrs, Edward Morgan, Mrs.8cbenck,
ami Mrs. AngUSl Belmont, jr. Mr. and Mm. Cor?
ia lin- Van.hi hilt xx ill occupy their own box, N>>. 17,
aud are likely to have w it li them Mr. and Mrs.
Ogden Mills. Mrs. Beor) Morgan will have Mia.
I',.-I and Mi . Mi e. I xi ith b' I'
In Remy Clews*s box, besides himself ami wife
will be Alt..rm-.v (lenml and Mn. Benjamin ll
ter, who will come on from Washington, aad
also Mrs. Psrsn Stevens and Harry Stevena, Miss
Catherine Wolfe haa taken Box Na 22. on-of Mr.
Warren's, ttoberl Goelet'a boxes, ll le surmised,
max . 0:11 ii iii, bcsii'.i s hlmeelf aad srife, Miss Qroce
Mi bbliis, Miss Merrit! ami Pr. Hawson. Mr nnd
Mn John Jacob Astor will probably occupy their
box. Mr. and Mrs. W.K. Vanderbilt, Miss smith.
Mrs. Vanderbilt's slater, and ? nnnibcr <>f
fri ids xxiii be in Nos. 28 and 90.
Mi. ami Mrs. Elliot! F. Shepard, Mr. and Mr-, ll.
Mi K. Twombly, and Dr. aud Mis. Webb may l..*.
pected in Mr. VV. II. Vanderbilt's boxes, besides the
owmr ami his xx ife. Edward Mst thews and Boberi
.:. Bemsen lune taken Bur No.36. lt would md be
strsnge to see J. V. Porker with c. C. Baldwin, oi
Mrs. Appleton and Mi*. Meaghoi In Mr. Barlow's
box. Mr. and Mrs. George C. Clark and Mr. snd
Mrs. Louis Clark will probablj bs In Wo. 25. J.
uni Klug ba- takeu No. 33.
Boranel* fm- the parterre. Turning now to the
iir-i tier, one of the first boxes. Bradley Martin's,
'.?.illbe ociu[.1 by Townsend Martin and party,
the owner being absent In Scotland. Mr.andMra.
J, VV. Drexel will he ha hoi No. 30, and with them
i kief Justice and Mrs. Charles 1". Daly, General G.
W. Callum and l>r. Fardyce Barker.
Mrs. Marshall 0. Roberta sud the Mleeee Endicott
Will be in No. 43. In No. 41 will be Mr. and Mrs
ll. c. Fahnestook besides Mr. Maker. T. A. Hara*
meyer will probably eui. Hain Mr. und Mrs. Oelrich.s
ami MiM Ostrich* Lucius lu. kennan will have Mr.
uinl Mm. Sedgwick, fjeorge VV. Drexel aad Mr.
aud Mis. Waller Shill!to w ill he in No. IK Should
Presideal artharoome to tim .it> he will probably
be in the box ot Seth Hui ton i'r.'ii.-h, though a
separate boa has l.n offered him. General and
Mrs. Robert Pottei Will probably be xvith W. L.
und J, L. Brana,
??ii . ami Mrs Goorie Keeap will be in No, ll, and
Mr.aiMlMrs..laiue-llarriui.iu with Mr.iind Mrsjaatee
Itroxvn l'olter iu No. Ul ; the Maniuinds mid t'el
lowaaoa being la Nos. lg mi r.t>. Ia Ihe belia
boxeewBl be Mr. and Mrs. Adm..i bella, Mr. mid
Airs Adrian bella, jr.. Mi. and Mrs. Columbus Ise
iin, Miss bella, and possibly Colonel anti Mrs. De
lanccy Kane. J, Pierpont MaVfM xx ill oe.-iipy No.
BA Mi. Fabbii ha-1euied No, Dt>. James (jordon
Jiuunoti will ho abseut from Nv). <J0. lu No. OB
will be Mr. and Mrs. William Rhinelander, the
Misses liliim-lander, mid T. J. Oakley Rhinelander.
Hot No. ir, has been taken hy Mr. and Mrs. Robert
Hoe ; Nb. 17 by Mr. .iud Mrs." Del Monte. With Mr.
and Mrs. James A. ReaaavaH will be Mr. and Mm.
Kin.-h-ii Roosevelt ami Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Bonao
veli. With Mr. ami Mrs. li. Q, Barea may be ex?
po, ted Mi-s Haven and Mr. ami Mrs. Stephen. Pea?
body. Mr. and Mrs. S. I). Babeoek, Mr. and Mrs.
H.nry 1 >.Babcock and Miss Bahooch aili be iu No.05.
Edward Cooper's box. No ??7, has been taken by Mr.
and Mrs. W. ll. TOItnghaaJ, Mr. ami Mis. William
Kingsland, ami Mrs. E. o. Stanton, Mr. and Mrs.
George BUSS and Mr. and Mis. William Townsend
willori upy Nu. 71. The Lmumn ,-, will be absent on
account ol' a recent bereavetnoat.
Judge Ingrsham, Mrs. Mary Mason Jones, Smith
Clift, with the Miss.-! Chit, will oecupy baignoir
boxes. In the second-tier boxes, ainoug others,
will be .1. ll. Rutter, Dr. W. A. Hammond, Austin
Corbin, Mrs. H. E. Lawrence, Mrs. Van *>ant
roord, Alexander Kuraheedt, Professor H. Ogden
lioi.inns, the Portagueee Conbul, winiam
[Steinway, Mr. Harriot and L. M. Hates.
No, 10,-? xviii be occupied by Dr. and Mrs. Henry C.
Kno. Mis. William Phelps Kilo, Mrs. Muntou' und
the Misses Lane.
Others who are expected lo be present are Mr.
and Mrs. John (j. Heekosli.-r.General **-i*-kl**H, Henry
M. Si.mis. L. I). Snx .lam ,11. VV. Webb, F. Edgerton
Webb, Wright Sanford, Mis. Turnbull, Mr. and
Mi-. Edward Korners. Dr. .lames H. (albert aud W.
ll. Hollister, Mr. and Mrs. F. Bronson, Mr. and Mrs.
\\ nh am Jay.
T-K.II'I.K willi Will. 11E AT THF ACADKMY.
There will be ph-u ty of people l.-it to bearGetetcc
in " La Bonnombnla,*1 and oasoug thees many
society leaden. The LociUard and rraven families,
With Mr. and Mrs. W. Daer, Mr. ami Mrs. Kent, and
Mi-s Bulkley, ar.- expected to till prooeeniun* box a,
and the Beekwlthe box H. Mr. and Mrs. L. von
Hoffman and Un- Count and Counteai de Mores will
be iii box 1', nnd Mr. ;m,l M,s. \v. U. Dlaamore and
Mr. uinl Mrs. C. ('. Dinsiiiore iu box 1). The pro?
scenium boxes on tho other side will ho taken by
Mr. ami Mrs. C. li. I-'raiicklyu and Mm. M. E.
Cowies In K. Mrs. Miry M. Gamer iii L. and Mr.
and Mr-. ,\. Belmont, Party Behnont, 0. IL P. Bel*
mont iiml others in M. Mr. ami Mrs. William
Astor, if in town, and Miss Astor, Mrs. I'enui
lii.-ui ami Mr. and Mrs..I. Coleman Drayton will
probably occupy box I', Mr. and Mrs. Israel Corse
and the Misses Corse box 0, and Mr. and Mrs. R. L.
Cutting, jr., Mr. ami Mrs. Brockholst Cutting, and
Mr. ami Mrs. Bayard Cutting box N. Other
familiar faces will be those of Mr. ami Mm. John
Hoe*1 in box No. l.Mrs. J, T. Giber! and Ihe Misses
Giber! in No. 2. Mrs. Draper in No, <?, a. L. Brown
in N, i.ii. Judge ami Mm Samuel Blatchford iu
N". 14, Thomas rain- in No. 15, probably some of
tb.- Haremeyora in No. 16, Mr. and Mm. Edward
Parsons in No. 10, Mm J. H. Mahony and Mrs. L.
F. I',-: in N... '_'(>. Mr. find Mrs. J. N. A. Griswold
and Dr. and Mrs. Gaspar Griswold in No. lil, and
Mrs. Cai ..I i ne K. Johnson in No. III.
< 'thors expected to bc in their act nstomed j.laces
sm Mr. and Mm C. 1,'. Robert, Mr..1 Mrs. ila.
Johnson. Ward McAllister, Mi-s McAllister. Arthur
1.. .,i\. Mi? Leary, tbe Misses Hewitt, Mr. ami
Mrs. Ld ward Matthews, General and Mrs. Alexon
dei >. Webb, the Ml ?- Webb, Creighton Webb,
Mr. and Mrs, Lawrence Tnrnnre, Miss Turnure
L. iiiiniiie. jr., Mr. ;iml Mrs. ( naries Limier. Cen
.-...I (.. A. -.lid,.bm. Mi. iiml Mis. )-. U, Thurber,
Herman R. L* Roy, Mr. and Mrs. ll. noan 8. l.-Rov,
Mi-. L. A. I..-Koy. Judge John R. Brady. Jndge
Shea, Judge trnoux, J. ll. stai-in. cx-Postmsster
'.eiieial nml Mrs. .lames, postmaster and Mis.
Pearson, William helen, W. BL Gumee, Boya!
I'M. ips. the Mi--,-. Carroll, Mr. and Mrs. Woodbury
G. Langdon, Johnston Livingston, the
Misses Livingston, Mr. and Mr-. George S. Bow
(loin, Andrew ( arncuie, lu. Wagner, Mr. and Mrs.
I iel Cal vu, Mr. Dumfries, Salvado! de Mendouc i. the
Brazil! in < ousnl-Geueral i Mr-. M. L. Leavltt. Mm
ii.'-nx ilh-Winihrop, Hermon Am-am, Mn. Hosea
wald, Eogene E. nonneborn. I?r. K. ll. Gilbert, Dr.
Morris J. Asch. C. IL Prendergast, Beverly B. TH
den, Mr. and Mrs. W. J. 8loou, H. V. Poor. E. A,
Farrington. Dr. Valentine <;. Mott. A. 8. Gook?i, J.
linsuimeer. Mr. ami Mrs. Willinpi Bliss. Mrs. Charles
P. Palmer. Mr. and Mis. Leonnrd W.Jerome, Mr,
,; . li. \\ in-low, Mrs. I'm.ip. Hy, M. Strakos* h,
i larenee a. Seward, A. Kreatano, jr., G. N. Miller,
ll. Miller, Jacob Mont, General Butterfield, Mr.
sud Mrs. James r. Reruochan, George H. I lend. Mis.
Griswold Gray, Mr. and Mrs. c. R, Blanchard, F.
ll. Herzog, George L. Kingsland, George A. Free?
man, Mi. ind Mrs, J, II. Bookman, Mr. and Mrs. D.
F. Appleton, and Mr. and Mrs. Isaac BelL
VICISSITUDES OF ITALIAN OPERA.
IT8 EARLY ROMES IN' NEW-YORK-THE
Hali.in open was first sung in New-York on tho
... nilli: of Noxt ml,. i 29, 1823, when Maria Gi ri a,
afterword celebrated aa the Incom* arabi. Mal il'ran,
introduced ibis fm m of entertainment Ina manner
which must have been tho worthiest and meet* .
In those .lux-tl.eic was only one theatre in the
, if, iln old Fork Theatre in Park Row, a faint
trace of which i-* -still preserved in tbe name of
1 beatie Alley. For near! j a decade Italian opera
had a pict ;u lons t listen, e aud found s nome a here*
i lt emili, the old Richmond Hill Theatre in
Varick-st., ami the New-York Theatre, after?
word the Bowery, being in turn ir- dwell?
ing-place, lu 1*33, however, Lorenzo l>u
pottie. au Italian noel snd teacher whose nome is
link. .1 x\ nh that of Moser! _ the < reation of *' Hon
Giovanni," of whirh opera be wrote the hook, ex?
erted himself io such t-iict t that an sasociation was
formed, and in the sutumn of 1883 a new opera
hon*.- built on Church-st., near Leoiuird-st. lt was,
for the times, ? splendid affair. Italian artists de
i orated the sndience-room ami painted the seenery,
11. arran g. monta of the house included a parterra,
! bah oliy furnished with rotas, snd o second
balcony, occupied entirely by pi ix at.- bolos, which
wera sold for |J6,000 each. Tbe now boneo waa
opened on November l*\ 1833. Ita existence aa an
open house was brief, and in three years ii xx.is
transformed into an ordinary theatre, under the
management of tho elder Wallack. lu i**:''.? it was
lt xx is md until i*? 11 that n building devoted to
opera alone ? is again to be found in New-York. In
February of that yoor Ferdinand Palme opened a
modi-si building in Cluunbers-st., between Broad*
way and Centre-sL, where for three years many
famous singers wore beard. On November 23,
1847, lh>- Astor I'll, ce Opel a House xx io- opt-neil xx llb
a performance of " Kimmi." ibo Brat season waa
unfortunate, nml again for a time Italian opera xx ns
homeless, and sought refuge rn ( sstle Gar
.icu, iii tl.iit time i. fashionable resort, ." ni
Nibio's Garden, equally in favor. At length, in
l-'.l, the op. ia :'". ls having by thal till.loved
further up town, Castle Garden was considered too
remote, and on october ?_', ism, the Academy of
Music x'.ns opciicil xxith (lilsi nml Mario in
?? Norm.i." Sin..- then de Academy ol' Music
his I.e. ii lin- only place in New-York xx here
Italian opera has 1.ii eniisi-Uoiilly presented.
Toward the end of 1879 a number .d' prominent
lovers of music discussed xx iib such seriousness the
project td' building a new opera nones thal on April
Hi INHO, a formal meeting was held, ni which we..*
present George ll. Warren, 0. Griswold liaveu,
.lames A. Roosevelt, Hebert Goelet, W. K. Vautier
Kilt nml C. I'ea'"'.ix W elmore, ami the Kew Metro?
politan Opera House Company was Incorporated
With a capital Of fl.siOO.OtHl iu seventy shares ol'
.-_?_'.I,nilli t-iich. .lames A. Koosex.lt xxiis elected
president, G, ll. Warren rice-president, Luther
Kotintze treasurer; while besides those already
mentioned Ihe board of directors included the
names of William H. Tilllnghast, Adrian I-. lin, \\.
C Whituey, Joseph W. Drexel, ll.hue A.
Hiiveiii.-xt I nml I al xx anl Cooper. A sin- mar the
Uraud Central Depot, was oboaen, nod plans were
nuked ,.i (.. 1.. Harney, Messrs. Potter and Bobin
son G. B. Post aud J. Cleveland Cody, all leading
architects. Tho treatment of tho architects was
liberal, each i><ing paidfS.000 for Ins -doa* anti
being given three months to prepare them. Mr.
Caily'.s ulaua were accept.-.1, but u wasafterwarn
decided to change the site owing to certain legal
difficulties. Aft'i negotiating fm several mont hslim
present prop* rt \. consist ing of a blurt; boondoo by
itroiiilxvMv, Seventli-ave? Thirty -ninth ami For?
tieth sis., waa chosen, and in November, 1?60,
ground xvas broken for the nexv building.
A I REE EMPLOYMENT BUBBA U.
The Bowery brunch ol' the Yoong .Men's Chria
tluu A -. lat*.-n. No- "Ml Bowery,ls a resort for the
limn!.Iel- classer linn xviii, seek ellipl.iX lll.nl llll.illgll tllO
liisiiinneiiiiiiiiv ?r <'liri.stii.ii works. \cst.-r.luy aThib
tm r.-port.-r mux p..std SO Hie luilli-llu in front of tlie
ro.ii.is ii noll.-e lifiitli-d " Wiiiit.-il "?the notice calling for
?i ti,,/,-n mei. im.i borate soeept pesBtaae ti various
mot-nitons. A prlulcil cuni xxit- pinned over tlie notice
on xxiii.ii in iitiititioa toothers vate the weetsi MAuy
iuii!iipi..vc.i in:insf good ?aralsfeatussar,wteeaan _aa>
l-ii i.-iv ri-h. c.-. .an register for ctiiploytiuMit free of charge
ou pajraattaC iix-bU*'':.'' Ui_x?rtt__U:ly uuuiy wortav
young 111,-11 have Dot the means to pay either poetap sf
fora i.lKl.t's l.sl'dng. uml a*, iniiiiy more un- ilningcr* in
New-York and have no rofeteaeas oosrvaatrat Vet
Bltowanees ara made. Hundreds nt nun kare lieea
lodged nml fed liv the Young Men's ChrUtlaa Association,
iiml liiiii.li.du bare scoured employment through tin*
sane agency. Au excellent reading rooui is conueeted
Wits the hraiii-h, xxlicre dally papers, lnagu/liien amt
dooks may ss ni.tiiimd. HcligioiiA services aie held
tUeie SVSty cvemug.
THE WANDERINGS OE A HOMING PIGEON
VI -ITIXO IX lillian BHIIUBQ OF TIIK fl.UltBA
tiox or PIUEON PL'S-?_
A homing pigeon oxumd liv Francis Whiteley
?spent the greater part el fte) mathea .inly visiting ii
Vlrgiuhi, iimkhiK iiiiiny acipiaiiitiiiicc* and friends*
is swaerwsa abeeat la Barep*: sad lia'Mel was
?oppose! ta be at home, it srrtred before tts i
returned, and hut for the rimn'criinu 1;- u- nu lt* WlBfSi Its
wantieri nun would not have Leen known. I.et go ia
(oliiml.ii-, Okla, July I, tl entered a liquor slur- nt ar
I'ittslnirg at dusk of the third tiny ofter, alighting upon
tbs sar. it sBowsd ttsett te be cangai sag tks Masha
upon Hs \x!in*s xxltli a ilcsiilptli.ii xxa? Mut to The
VThrcling lirgntrr. Thc l.lul iiinalncil In tie room
tblOUgb Hie uiA'ht, hut hs .steii a- lin tl..ors xvcrri.pt nt tl in
t_?t_srntag tosfc tts Asps-Mars, gelssj ssstwot- a f.-xv
days later it intered n l,,,il,cr -Imp at I.. u..ii. if. Va. It
was Bongil sad a totter seal lo lbs bO-mss aa Um wings.
Tin-hird rtotted illff.-rt-nt dwellings lu the xlcunix at nil
of which it was fcti, uinl iittrat-r. ti gi.-.it stteatleafcj in
familiarity ami the ex'deni ali.-cnci-t.r ft ur. Ti-udax-i
intel it aros BBlssnd, and seen niter it aaa nspostsi nt a
loftia BtOOatOO, Va. BsrsH remiilned oxer a week;
then siitlilt nix iHlSppsarS? W_W lt arrived bSBOS I- ii"t
known, aswkea Mr, WkHstog istaiaed freai saaaai it
was in the toft, and to all appearance* hitil Imiii there for
The federation sf pigeon lyera has eeaajtad tin- hv
xiiiuioti of Um BedWor < Mb of P___rla_a ami win
hold Ita sisal saaaai met ung to sssssecttoa with Bsd
?stars f.nutli animal BXhlMtfSO of homlm. BtgBSSU al
Horticultural Hull, i'hii.uli-lphia, on Ot (attar SKI and Ht.
At this meeting nil winners nf tin- federation pt?SS
during tin- season w iii be present, sad all pr)/, i won will
bs awarded. As all laces fruin oxer -J.'.ll lines haxc l? .-ii
un,hi federation management, amidai-tag tks rear avery
Ann rican record or tilt- punt lian been Unit n. tills cxliilift
will in, luiic tue major part of tbs noted innis. Tm Red
Mar |hOW will Include not Only the homing plaina
l'l'i'i'.!. imt all xiiiictits of pigeons ihat nave al aaj limo
I., .a usc.i lu trials ot speed, ss messengers or as a creal
for norning qualities. Ki.s ara arrnniced in eonaectioa
with Hie show aa follows: October'itt, to New \ork.iuit
vicinity iiml Central New-Jersey, from Philadelphia!
October :m, fruin New-York toPhiia.lclpliU, ui-u iioiu
I'liiin.l. lphia to Hali inn,r,. and Alexandria; October ai,
limn I'liilailclphi.i to iH.ini, noan ami areal * >u l.oiii
ilavs of the show sweep slake- xviii be Bown from tko
hall to different points of the dtr uml vicinity, where this
class ot races ls in favor.
New-York hirds wno put on the roa.l hut xv. ,-k lu
I raining for the Hint raes. Tke enurm- taken I- x la Kei -
port, tbs ii: -si toss,-, being from ..it tbs Bay.Thc Philadel?
phia i.iiils that ara to fly from this cltj are being traine*!
i... ii-. Bound Brook routs. They an um-tu owm-d by
the iiuw Oil niaatowa elah,
SPAMBOWS IN PEACE OE PIGEONS.
CBACfl ?BOTO Mar iv PAVOR OV ni:*, ciian.'i:.
".Vi," >..ii(l Jobi (J. ll'vksclier t!i.* ut'i'T
.lay to 1 TBIBOaa IspiaiSI. " I bate imver shot at spar
rows and i ii ive trie 1 11, iv- retsstttutras tor ptgseas tor
trapshootings bul bars com.' to Ihe eosetadoa that a
Koeal ni a. -rock pUcon BSOtS all the h i- SST .1 SM iti'in a*
a mnt r..r .1 spotfessaa. IVs triad gs illa sass, bul ihss
oattorafl atong ths graaai aud would not nu.-. Theu i
<; ula,11 n f lead of mine m.lue-d m.; to giro tho eanwi
bints atrial, but thsy w.t.* sa bad m the unalla .-spir
rows m.iy bs north -i ia tUiug'Tur practice anuna*, but
1 doubt even thill."
??Ar,- nu pigeons sxpeaslrs I"
"Well, tiiey ure fleeter than sparroxr-i eertaloly, hat
tie n 1 h.-.-.- an? I altar they aro tollea. Tea ssa
ssllttoan to ths Ussier* far ?">.? go a goss a, sr gi rs i_sss
1.1 tas |...er psopto ia uh oalgaoorhee i. nula a spawn
is not IU for unit-li, ai,ve or deal. .Mvilicorylitui t
tmesportsmoa ntti outer kill snythtagthattoaastosf
w In 11 tk-ad."
" liicy iiax-o linen BSpStUseattUg xvUb sp uro.v, la
PhllS? ipili.l, have Uley not I"
"Bs 1 hear; but i bear au.) thai Mm szaerlsssul -t4
not prove very ?oeoeesfai The btrfls Were not _ propel
cm,lui,-n in tks ant p'.i'-e, sa I their xriugs- w.-re ru.il. J
thsy BO? I scarcely ri- , .--... .1
tho traps fall the sparrows aa sot rtss frosty, hal sinai
... .nc the surface of the around foi ssroral yards."
?? 1 jen y,.i .in not think tool sparrows xviii over taits
tbe nineo nf pigeons for tra.-.-hooting I"
?? N . Indeed, and I doubt a nether ti.c-y will .-v.-r ; r..\-*
of 1.li acc..lint tor pr tell-e .-Im,iring. As I r?rr.:.I b.-ioro,
there l? 110 billi ttiat tt.es that eau .-our near tm* lilao
Aiioth.-r wt-ll-kuown pigenu-sli'it, ?uo preferred la rei
Biala un,nix nea-, Biddi
" I eui o tlx -ay fur myself thal I ivial.ln't I tkj tba
trouble to sbooi a: a sparrow, eras if lt could flt rs ,
wblob it can't. I l.'liex'.x ih-y have in LoadOS S .
?I.-. I. un sparrow dub*, eemposedof meoibors of the
orders la- birds sra trapped in hundreds by the
blnl?catcbers 10 lbs suburbs of tbeeitr sad sold fm 1
small -Uni tn Ibsclubfl. Allerl.-liiifhliot !l!'-i SW -cl.i-S'.tlly
med by the economical cockney for pies, xi Bleb are sahibs*
t linne who bare teated them to bs esmarhaMr s*sa_ I
Bevel . iiRii.ia 1/.. ,1 ou the.11 myself, Ni um.gcaa baal
a pigeon, iii l a in in had mucu bettor praei st si .i.c
sane bird as he shoots at In lils niaicli.--.
Kroui a fiii'.'I. r it tva- le ira?I I . al I.In -r.?-k pl :? " .1
nell for ali mr ?? loseo, WSUS - :i bil
luppl'ed for f 1 ?,r *j-1 gfl a itosan.
LOSING SHA LR TO RIND GOLD.
Sho wa-yol.l ami feeble and the Mndtwtor lia.l
sim..st to tl rt bet Into the car. Shs babbled to a stol sal
.1. I'ositlug her bundle on tim lour, proceeded to fun,!.',
in in-r poehet for her fare. After maeh isarehsag she
produced a quarter, which she banded la Hm eoaantctor.
H.- iituiiici the chango to her twnbUag ?agers, bul ba*
se could pat ll toherpoeksf. ;. ptees prehshly g
dime fell to ths floor and aras lost between the stats 1.1
ber feet In vsla did she try to flad lt Itpolardhsr to
bead so low, and, with a look of resignattoa, abe gars it
up. a tall man dre.i la Mack, sit toeing ber, susi
watched ber Intently as sh,- leaned hack- to ber s.:.t. HM
hand went lo hi- pocket, then. Stooping forward, lu- BB*
pealed to lu- looking for the lost 1 oin. lind Xl itll lill" Vi,
here il is. in.iiliilii," ba -tr. t. ti. d lu- li...ni to thc floor amt
rat-dog lt deposited tba moimi la her lap, He ress sad
Immediately left the ear. The old woman beckoui-d to
tbe conductor and, showing him a Ave dollar avid piece
asked If be had not given lt to ber by nihrtake. rfeaa
.siii.d h.i be had gircn ber two dimes, .-in- could not
midi rstaud boa shu cain.- by it. bul a tea ol tin- passea
gcis could, and as sba put ocr band to ber face lo ludo
tbe tears ol (oy tbal dlmaiedher eyes, some one win,
pried the -II, meer'- name. Ile 1- ..In- or 11.<- best known
phil, uiiiin. pist- in \,? York, a m. mliei .-t s fsmili noted
mr inaii.x years iji ..ml wida for Its countless no..a <i. .1-.
a SF.DUCTIVB IE ai El; ls OREEN ARTICLES.
The "saw-.lust ".six iiiillti ls busy again. P.
M \l,l?.tt, of AlihoH's. MISS., a ?,|!.-. lin. I of ll.K TltlB
D.?B lill- s. ni tO Hil- oflke a circular llgBSd "J. M Kian,
care of i' I oflej. Big RUth-ovo.," n%\\n Ihosanolea
id.nilli.,a ns io how his name waa ptneured hy n eeafl
d uiti.it ageat, TberlreUlarsays: "Mybustaaaalsaad
exHctly lealttmate, bm lim Oreen Arttctes I deal ta are
tafe and profitable tobsitdk*. The sises arsis,! Ss;
audios." lt reajnests an saawer, whew fall parttoalare
and terna aili bs rUrnlshed in elostagthsetrralae
it i have made a mWak*,da bm aa barm aad
1.1 malters drop Mj motto 1-. aerse bam a oma xi ho t*
willing io prove roar fra ml."
A I'KIUI Sf. I.poltel X'.sll.d No. .MU-lilli axe. I! Big
liquor chop. Ths hoi hes pei flealed hartog bbj k_owt>
ed_s of -I M itv.ut Ko such mau frequented tba
place lin said, nnd no letters bud beeu i*ecelvi-d for blot.
-. \-. as known and t,.-t.i-:,iii.,li> bad letters ad
tli.-s.cti to bim thew He did not kona what <*astoy*e
bualaess was mir hi- address.
V'tlsONI-D BY A ELLA.
Tin. rector of a Rios?aa Catholic Chart- in
this eily lett nth im-i wltliitn expel lenee which has at
tiact. tl inlicit alli ntlou au.oU|f lila medical IllclnU. HU
parish largely esuataleal tsaeaseal bonsss si ths poereel
i lass. ? idle i hittog ? patasn ti} tog si sa__pea, be tobi
l.uiis. ii idttsa to a ile. He took lmle it.ii.e of this el
Ihe lune, but loWSld STS?tog Bbs bite ?'< I SOM citlcnicly
auBoytng, and tbs lhah was ososh swsHaa -ss si du m..
pi.., t- Basamed nil Iki appearaacs el a boll, and conllnui tl
MippiiruttUM- foi len ilavs. The physit lun.s ure nf ino
l.plllloU that the Ile., Ililli plst 1, it tim !,..dy Ul tin Mil..11
pOX patient and had lncH-ulalcil tbe p. -I witb Hk-ihiImiu.
AMiiitDi'uiir.TiacAL Mk am uk mks rs.? Soino
uf tue mssaarasosats o' fltflbreat races of
men. recently malo la the interests of
aathropetogtoal sstoaosi ats of peculiar In?
terest Hiiutil-irh- euoiwh, Mk fanni thal our N'.rrb
Aiuertouu Indi MOS, sad I SS Pol... ??! cs. ex el all ot Us rs
.utbocite of th-bi?t, nott totbos.i BBSS sf UM Non li,
Middle and Kast Europeans; after them tht* f/sal
Euiopeuns. and nejiri.es; then the South lane I I
fol owed by tho Ka-l Asiatics and Malaya I sim.ur
guinssaa pooples, la reip-ot of rice tae BStttS-WSSl
Sheels aro fouud among tb", rtsiultes. fjllowed In -rd r
by llomatiee, Cits, Fins. Zingari,Ot*nuans audHcl?vns.
Kuually interesting duta am thone obtaire I by co ai par*
Ison o'the len nt ti of th- artnund lt*t b.n--. t bas, amoos
th- Kast Kiiropeanii, tne len non*** are ilirouitliout 1 ffet
mau ths arni; atuou? Aiwtr.illans, Polynesians, find
i-spi-claiiy Kasi Asiatic- una Patagonians, tb- leg -
nrt- found to be sbortt r than tue ann. whim a.imnjj
Africans, onlv tbe <;ongo uegro? have the log t/ones
ku.Ker I'lsn tue arni.
Timelt IlKU?.-The Laird (to tlie MfiiUter.
wbo na- been l.ol.lms: forth on tataiporauoe) ! ??ul ? "?
?hould I do with bj cellar ot wine 1 You wouM ? t? sfJ
l_eiiestroyttl"-M.eul.ier: ?? Na, n?! that wouldspu
seu I llutKetndot'tinanatursl manner as IfWSJ*
wu-?u' Vii wan tux' help yo wbauerer |fl -,lw' -'?"uu"