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VOL. VI.
SEVENTH STREET !
G-TJST.A.-VE! HE3I3STE3I^A.KriT,
CORNER SEVENTH AND JACKSON STREETS,
. . (Successor toEsterley & Heinemann,) '-,-' , ■ •
■ ' ■ ; ' ."'* OFFERS: " ". / : . ' .. " - .
New Hamburg* Embroideries, Very Cheap !
NEW CASHMERES, Black and Colored, No. 500, 80. 700, No. 800, No. 900.
$1.00. THE BEST"ONE DOLLAE" CORSET IN THE MARKET. $1.OO!
"We now Sell "Comfortables" . at Reduced Prices !
O-uLßta, ye lEJeixiemstxin, cor. Sevexrtli c^Jaolsson
CHBONICJELISS.
This Seems to be the Condition of All
the Markets*
LITTLE DOSE IK GRAIN IX CHICAGO
The Provision Market also Stagnant
for Want of Buyers.
STOCKS EXTREMELY DEPRESSES.
The Oldest Operators at a Loss for
Reasons for the Present Lethargy.
#
CHICAGO.
[Special Telegram to the Globe.
Chicago, Aug. 4. — Extreme dullness has
characterized all markets to-day. There
have been no outside orders, and being
Saturday local traders have been averse to
putting out new lines, though generally
acting bearish. Wheat has shown a steady
undercurrent, with demand for seller the
month or cash the strongest feature. To
wards the close there was more pressure to
sell, and values close fully half a sent be
low yesterday, and easy. Corn has been
held firm by the unseasonable weather and
demand for cash, a prominent firm being
good buyers of seller the month and cash,
but later larger offerings depressed prices,
and the close was easy at about opening
figures. Oats stagnant and steady . Pro
visions act heavy. Meats are in lighter
request and lower.
Wheat was quoted dull and heavy in
Liverpool and London, the weather splen
did for maturing the spring wheat
in the northwest, the . car lots
were about the same as yesterday,
the week receipts exceeded the shipments
77,000 bushels, but New York opened
stronger. There was a rumor that over
2,000,000 bushels August contracts were
still unsettled, and the old story of a con
templated squeeze or corner by certain
strong bull manipulators, and although the
latter report is very unlikely, it caused an
uneasy feeling among the timid operators
on the short side, and the demand to cover
caused a strong feeling during the fore
noon and prices advanced }£c to %c, but
there was no shipping demand of con
sequence for No. 2 spring, which consti
tuted five-sixths of the stock. . Outside
speculative orders were small, scalpers
were doing less than usual, and trade
during the last hour of the session was
light and the fluctuations unusually
narrow.
The corn market was again stronger and
higher. The extreme outside prices
touched were not sustained, yet the range
on the futures traded in was%@%c better
than that of yesterday, while the closing
were )[email protected]° higher for August and 3^@
%c for the later months. In the trading
witnessed September was the favorite
future. The day's business transacted was
quite fair, with the shorts freer buyers
than usual. Cash corn was in good de
mand for No. 2, prices were advanced %c,
for high mixed / a and for rejected l^c.
No sales of new high mixed were re
ported.
Oats were quiet, opening easier and
rallying slightly, but the fluctuations all
day were within a narrow range, the
market closing easy. No. 2 cash was sal
able.
Rye was higher under a good demand
from shippers and shorts, No. 2 cash clos
ing at about 58^c.
"Barley was very quiet. The offerings
were light and there was no demand. No.
2 September was offered at [email protected] It
was understood late that the railroad and
warehouse commissioners had decided not
to make any change in the grading of bar
ley this year.
Flour opened very quiet and lifeless.
There did not appear to be any orders.
No change in prices was reported, nearly
all grades being held at the old figures,
though concessions would probably be
made on bakers' low grades.
In provisions there was not very much
done, and the market must be quoted as
ruling quiet. At the opening the feeling
was strong and prices advanced some, but
at the enhanced range offerings were nu
merous and the market weakened, the
early advance was lost, and the closing
prices show a liberal shrinkage on yester
day's closing figures. Shipping demand
not urgent. Receipts of hogs moderate
and prices higher. <
In pork there was just a moderate trad
ing, and during the earlier part of the ses
Sundau
sion the market was firmer, but weakened '
later and closed at a decline of
17^@20c per barrel. Hogs were higher
but the demand for pork was'comparative
ly light, either for immediate or future de
livery, while offerings were moderate.
Cash about the same as September.
In lard there was only a moderate busi
ness and the market must be quoted as
ruling weak. Early the market was strong
and prioes were a shade higher than at the
close of 'change yesterday, but weakened
off later under free offerings, and closed
at a deoline of about 17% c per 100 pounds.
Cash and August not offered freely, and
prices were nominally 7}£@loc under ,tbe
September option.
The signs all point to an advancing mar
ket, not because there has taken place any
substantial ohange in the supply or de
mand, but because the strong speculators
are ranging themselves *on the buying
side. The shipments out of here of
1,000,000 bushels of wheat by a speculator
like Sid Kent ought not to affect the price
of it. but such a shipment womld, and such
a shipment is promised and expected.
Kent has been buying wheat since it stood
at $1 . 10. He owned a great deal of it
jointly with Armour some months ago,
but sold out at a big profit. He then
picked it up again after there had beem a
drop of nearly 10c a bnshel and attempted
to advance it. It did not advance. It
tumbled and Kent dropped his load, but
managed to catch on again at a good deal
lower figure. This is Kent's method. He
does not, like Armour, attempt to bulldoze
the market. If it should become apparent
again that wheat was not really a cheap
property at present prices, Kent will cer
tainly unload again . But those who are
competent to speak for him say that while
he avoids collisions in his speculations and
yields whenever he believes he is wrong,
that he is indefatigable and follows
the market without fire, buy
ing, and if necessary selling,
but only to buy again cheaper. The local
crowd here now seems to be of the opinion
that Kent is right, and that wheat is on the
up turn.
Considerable activity was displayed in
the market for hog products during the
past week, yet the market was greatly un
settled and prices ruled with considerable
irregularity. Speculators were inclined to
transact only a fair business, and there
was no particular urgency in the shipping
demand. Prices were on a declining
scale, and a material reduction was sub
mitted to at one time, but the closing fig
ures show that a portion of the decline
was recovered. The deliveries on August
contracts were quite free of short-rib sides
and moderate of mess pork, and the stocks
on hand show a liberal supply of all
kinds, the decrease for the month
not being as large in the aggregate as gen
erally anticipated — about 34,000,000 lbs .
The aggregate supply on hand is about
15,000,000 pounds larger than at this time
last year. The supply of hogs has been
liberal and the quality very good, and to
this feature of the trade more than any
thing else may be attributed the weakness
in the market for product. In a general
way the market may be said to be in a
very pecular position. Very few opera
tors believe that hog products are too
high. Current prices are reasonable com
pared with the values of other articles of
food, and 6hould encourage all active con
sumptive inquiry during the balance of
the season.
NEW YORK.
| Special Telegram to the Globe. ]
New Yobk, Aug . 4. — If the programme
was arranged to close the week in Wall
street with one of the dullest days yet wit
nessed, it has been faithfully carried out.
There was no activity, however, during the
morning and the same state of affairs ex
isted at the close. Western Union made
a feeble spurt early to BO3^c, followed by
a relapse, and sold at 79% - There were
a couple of sales in Pullman Palace at
131 and 131 %, a little gain over yester
day's figures. Stocks dragged during the
last hour, and prices as a general thing
were easier. There was a good deal of
general debility. The situation becomes
more and more discouraging to holders of
stocks. The bears leave no stone un
turned to further their ends, and are re
ported as furnishing material to the strik
ers, thus encouraging them in holding out.
The bank statement continues to show a
loss in reserve this week of about $94,000.
Money is very easy. Manitoba earn
ings during the fourth week of
July decreased $89,000. Only about
50,000 shares were sold in all stocks.
Boody, McClellan & Co. said the strength
is due largely to the absence of the
ST. PAUL, MINK, SUNDAY MORNING, AUGUST 5, 1883.— TEN PAGES.
matched order transactions . Whenever
the market is left to itself prices take an
upward turn. There is complaint among
commission brokers that any attempt to
fill an order for the purchase of stocks re
sults in an immediate advance in prices.
An order to buy even 500 shares has an
andue effect upon the market. This illus
trates its nervous condition. The bulls
say that stocks are so closely held that
there is no safety for the bears, and with
the small volume of business it is an easy
matter for any recognized operator to out
prioes upon a much higher plan. They
don't explain why some leader does not
put prices up.
Kiernan says: The stock market now is
a puzzle even to those who in or
dinary times profess to under
stand it. There is no buy
ing whatever. No big men are
apparently interested in it, and many of
the most active members of the exchange
are away for the Summer, disgusted. The
business that is done is managed by room
traders and scalpers on eighths and quar
ters. There is no one courageous or auda
cious enough to predict which way the
market is going to jump. Nor are the big
men giving away points. The only piece
of news was that the Wabash officials as
serted that scalpers in Chicago were selling
Chicago & Alton and Illinois Central tick
ets between Chicago and St. Louis for
$1.50 below regular rates, and claim that
the scalpers are given facilities for obtain
ing tiokets at or about $6. The Wabash
has put on its war paint, and declares that
its rate will hereafter be $6.50 either way.
In case the other roads follow suit, a small
war of zates may start in to break the
monotony of things."
Day, Field & Colbron said: "We see but
one feature worthy of notice in the
condition of. the market for the pastjweek-
Failures of a large amount have taken
place in a city supposed to be commercial
ly conservative and financially [sound, and
in a staple business. Though not alto
gether unexpected by financial magnates,
these failures were a severe shock to pub
lic confidence. Instead ; of causing free
sales of long stock and a depression of
prices, it was difficult to see that any im
pression was made on the stock market.
Liquidation in iron has taken place; that
in dry goods is about ended, and leather is
fast bringing up the|rear.JWhile this health
ful process is going on we find less and less
liquidation in railroad stock. The infer
ence would seem to be that it has already
taken place and it is an accomplished fact.
The country has settled to a better business
basis; economy has taken the place of .ex
travagance and over trading. There is
little to be said of the market for
the day. Dull and moving within very
narrow limits at the pleasure of the room
traders. The banks now hold $9,256,445
above the legal limit. The New Jersey
Central report to state comptroller for
year ending June 30 shows a gross in
crease of about $4,000,000.
C. W. Clement & Co., of Boston, failed
to-day. Liabilities $500,000.
The earnings for the fourth week in
July of Manitoba were $36,300. Minne
apolis & St. Louis closed at 50 bid.
ENGLISH MARKETS.
London, Aug. 4.— The Mark Lane Ex
press says the weather has been unfavor
able for crops, the rust spreading rapidly,
and that the red maggot is seriously pre
valent. The [acreage of wheat is much
smaller than in 1882. The barley crop,
however, will probably be good. Oats are
in a forward state. Flour this week was
difficult of eale. The trade in foreign
wheat off the stands was lethagio, and the
tendency was against buyers. Maize is
slow and unaltered. Oats are dull in and
off coast. In the wheat trade there was
little inquiry.
The Great Southern Exposition.
Louisvillb, Ky., Aug. 4.— The home ex
hibitors shamed by the industry and en
ergy of outsiders, are doing now what
ought to have been done last week. The
Seventh Regular band concerts in Floral
park in the afternoon and evening attract
large crowds of music lovers who are load
in praise of the music The management
and people are gratified by the universal
kindness of the press toward the under
taking which ia.full of encouragement. It
is not a Louisville undertaking but purely
a national one, the results of which in
value to all sections cannot be estimated.
Just so soon as the exhibits are all in
place the announcement will be made
through these dispatches as no desire is
felt to mislead any one, but the exposition
is worth seeing now.
Duly Qualified .
New Yobk, Aug. 4.— S. H. Grant, the new
comptroller, gave bonds in the sum of
$200,000 to-day and entered upon his du
ties.
AMUSEMENTS.
THE NEW GRAND OPERA UOVSB
NOW APPROACHING COM
PLETION.
A Modern Temple of Thespis— An Elegant
Interior Combine i with an Imposing
Kxterior— The arrangements for Heating
and Lighting — Extraordinary Precau
tions Against Fire— Abundant Means of
Egress— The Stage Appointments— Th«
Week's Entertainments— Dramatic and
Musical Notes.
"Yon want to know something about the
new Opera homse, eh?" said Commodore
Davidson to the dramatic writer of the
Globe in reply to an inquiry yesterday
morning. "Well, sir," he continued "yo«
•an tell them that it is going to "be
one of the finest in the land," and for
further particulars the scribe was referred
to the architect, McCarthy, Harvey G.
Carter, theatrical builder in charge of the
auditorium and stage work, and a half
dozen designers, f reecoers and other deco
rative artists engaged in rapidly complet
ing the proud temple of Ihespis which is
to be like a thing of beauty, the 'pride of
St. Paul and a joy forever.
Accepting the hint a call was made on
architect McCarthy and Mr. Carter. The
former was found in his office head and
shoulders deep in the study of a stack of
plans, each one of which bore enough
funny looking lines to bewilder a Phila
delphia lawyer; while Mr. McCarthy was
found at the dome o f . the new Opera house
surrounded by a wilderness of scantling?
and frame-work staging which constitute
the chrysalis of the beautiful structure to
be. Both gentlemen were in a communi
cative mood, and in a short conversation
with each fully demonstrated that they
knew perfectly what they were talking
about. From the information obtained
the Sunday Globe is enabled to furnish its
readers with a tolerably fair idea of what
the new Opera house will be when it shall
have been finished.
THE STAGE.
To commence with the ground floor, the
basement, or that portion under the stage,
will contain twelve wings and spacious
dressing rooms, well ventilated and lighted,
while on the stage proper, in the rear of
the boxes, eight additional dressing rooms
will be plaoed, making a total of eighteen.
}n the basement of the stage also will
be placed the steam heating apparatus, it
being the intention to make the heating
and ventilation the very best in the conn -
try, but of this anon.
The stage will be a model of beauty; in
size it is 50x80 feet, considerably larger
than Haverly's stage in Chicago, and
spacious enough to set with all the acces
sories, any drama or opera that has ever
been produced in this country. The ap
pointments of the stage are as near per
fect as art, skill and ||money can make
them. The curtain will show an opening
of thirty-nine feet in height by thirty
eight feet in width.
The floor will contain six traps, two rows
of working bridges, a hoisting bridge in
the flies, five sets of grooves, each one of
which will contain five full sets of scenery
each. Seven extra sets for emergency will
also be on hand. The stage
will be illuminated by. pat
ent self-ventilating border lights
in the flies protected by wire netting; the
foot lights will be on the same principle.
LIGHT AND VENTILATION.
The house will be illuminated through
out by electricity; in the center of the
ceiling or dome will be placed a sunlight
of great magnitude, and containing 120
jets. The ventilation will be almost per
fect; the sunlight is ventilated by two
openings in the ceiling, while countless
cold air ducts or shafts have been con
structed in the solid walls with openings
on the roof.
THB AUDITOBIUM.
The seating capacity of the parquette
and parquette circles will be 900. At
either side of the stage two|prascenium
boxes will be plaoed with the same number
above, making eight boxes, each one of
whioh is so disposed as to be perfect
ly open, commanding a full
view of the stage and
the audience, and vice versa, These will
be sumptuously upholstered with hangings
of plush and lace curtains of exquisite
texture and workmanship.
Right here it may be said that the rear
of the proscenium will be made perfectly
safe by a canvas of fire-proof coating,
the sizing being such that it cannot
ignite.
The seats will consist of the patent ad
justable spring back chair, upholstered in
brocaded maroon plush, so that they will
combine the highest degree of comfort
and beauty . A perfect harmony of color
and design will prevail throughout. The
foyer and parquette will be separated by
j£* tn^!i&ta4 sjßfr *^E&'
double rows of nickel plated
circular rods, from which will depend
hangings or lambrequins of satin, silk and
plush; the main seating will be finished in
a combination of inlaid oak, ash and
cherry, the finish being all of hardwood .
Instead of the usual stucco gingerbread
decorations, the embellisments of the
boxes and the other decorations will all be
in carved wood, making the effect at once
substantial and beautiful.
The inside or foyer doors will be orna
mented with parti-colored stained glass,
the outside doors being thirteen feet wide
and of carved oak. At either extremity of
the foyer will be plaoed ladies |and gentle
men's retiring and toilet rooms, fitted up
sumptuously.
GRAND ENTBANCE.
The grand entrance will be from Waba
shaw street, while another main entrance
will connect with Fourth street. In the
vestibule of th« grand entrance will be
situated the box office and manager's
office, the latter to be used also
as a reception room for those
having business at the theatre. In the
rear of the box office a stairway will lead
to the dress circle and gallery. In the
foyer two stairways will also lead to the
dress circle.
The dress oircle will seat 500, and the
gallery about 600 persons, making a total
seating oapacity of 2,000, and right here it
may be said that a full view of the stage
is commanded from every point of the
auditorium, so that there is really not a
poor seat in the house.
The balcony or dress circle will be fitted
up in much the same manner as the par
quette, the same hangings and decorations
prevailing as in the foyer.
BXITS.
The means of egress are almost too
numerous for description.
On the main floor there are over a dozen
exits; five doors and windows lead from
the stage, two doors open out from under
the stage, two doors open into Fourth
street, two into the area on the opposite
side, besides the main entrance and exits
from the retiring rooms and through the
stores in case of emergency . In the bal
cony two wide stairways lead to the foyer,
two doors open onto Wabashaw street, a
stairway leads into the area on the Fourth
■trett side, and private exits
are also to be had from the boxes. The
gallery is aiso well provided with exits,
having stairways connecting with Waba
shaw and Fourth streets, and the foyer.
THE OUBTAIN.
There will be two curtains, the regular
curtain proper and an embroidered act
drop ; these will be worked on the new
hoisting principle and not rolled as before.
The drop curtain and frescoing will be
painted by Messrs. Beck <fc Rank, of this
city, and something unusually fine is
promised. As yet they have not
got their plans well under way;
but it is understood that the design of the
drop curtain will consist of a miniature
painting of the steamboat '"City of St.
Paul." of Commodore Davidson's line,
with a view of the city in the perspective.
The frescoing will be in the highest style
of the art, and some unique and beautiful
designs are premised.
At present the work on the building is
progressing admirably, and lathing will
be commenced on the interior the ensuing
week. The scaffolding is already in posi
tion for the work on the roof, and the
trusses will be put in within the next ten
days or two weeks.
When completed the new Opera house
will have cost about $250,000. As hereto
fore announced the building will be under
the management of Mr. N. L. Scott, as
sisted by Mrs. Chas. Haines, under whose
able supervision the new grand Opera
house cannot fail of being a success.
An effort will be made to have the house
in readiness for the engagement of the
Emma Abbott Opera company, which
opens in St. Paul the 10th of September,
on whioh occasion, should the house be
ready, the diva is expected to make the
dedicatory address.
The Chicago Ideals.
The engagement of the Chicago Ideals
at the Opera house, which closed last
night, has been attended with great suc
cess, not alone financially or in point of
numbers is this intended, for to score a
victory in these days of compound inter
est and multiplication tables is getting to
be a trick easily learned by the many, but
to achieve distinction on the basis of artis
tic merit alone is quite another matter.
Within the past four days the company
have presented several of the most spright
ly and taking comic operas, in each of
which they have appeared to great advant
age to themselves and enjoyment to their
audieLces.
The compositions rendered by the com
pany were all of Gilbert and Sullivan's,
and the question has been asked why do
they confine their endeavors ex
clusively to this class of operattas?
The question is natural and easily an
swered, as no better reason could be forth
coming than the fact that no comic operas
have ever given an equal degree of satis
faction and enjoyment. The fact is that
the productions of these composers com
bine to an unusual degree the qualities of
taking dialogue with sweet and
captivating music, the union in
most instances being almost perfect.
The performances of the company have
been noticed hitherto at length and there
remains but little to be added. As a whole
the company is made up of ladies and
gentlemen of taste and intellgence, and
possessing artistic capabilities of more
than average merit. A feature of the en
gagement was the appearance on Friday
night of Miss Etta Hawkins, who sang the
part of Patience. If taken as an earnest
of future endeavor her success on the oc
casion alluded to points to a most promis
ing artistic career. The company has ap
peared to fine audiences throughout and
their performances have been most enjoy
able.
This excellent organization gave for the
first time in St. Paul, Gilbert & Sullivan's
comic opera entitled, "The Sorcerer," and
it proved a decided hit. "lolanthe,"
though more known to opera-goers in St.
Paul, seemed as fresh as ever and was very
pleasantly reoeived. The engagement
dosed last evening with our old friend
"Pinafore," which Beemed just as bright,
sparkling and charming as when it was
first given here . It wears well and im
proves all the time.
Taken From Life.
To-morrow evening the Jay Rial combi
nation will open a week's engagement nt
the Opera house, in the beantif ul and rea
listic melodrama "Taken From Life." li^
speaking of this drama, a recent issn -
of the Indianapolis Sentinel has the fol
lowing :
A more decided success we have no*
witnessed for many a day, and both the
play and players deserved every sign of
approbation they received. "Taken from
Life" is a more legitimate piece of melo
dramatic work than either "The World" or
"Youth;" indeed, in deftness of construc
tion and variety and vigor of character,
and in the possession of that sustained in
terest which carries away our feelings and
emotions, and hurries us along with a
hungering and a burning, it has but few
equals. It is, in fact, one of the very best
acting plays we have ever seen, and just
why the alleged astute critics of the New
York press should fail to see its beauties
we can not understand.
Notes,
The George Edgar company will open
in Chicago on the 15th inst.
Lloyd Brezee has sold "Chaff" to Geo. M.
Chester of the Detroit Free Press .
M'lle Rhea, the tragedienne, will appear
at the Opera house during fair week.
The Robert McWade company have
been playing an engagement at St. Louis.
The death is announced of Prince, one
of the largest elephants with Barnaul's
show.
Adam Forepaugir 3 circus is doing a good
business in the oil regions of Pennsyl
vania.
Morrison's new play, "The American,"
has been filling Hooley's theater at Chi
cago recently.
Miss Agnes Halleck has signed a con
tract to appear with the Fun on the Bristol
party for three years.
"Carrots" is the name, of a piece to be
placed on the road this season by Adah
Richmond and others.
The Corrinne Merrymakers played to a
large business last week in Bijou and Cin
derella at Providence.
Minnie Monk has been engaged to play
Corcoute, in Monte Christo, under the man
agement of John Stetson.
Celia Logan has written a play entitled
"An American Marriage," to be brought
out at Providence, R. 1., to-morrow even
ing.
Miss Ada Somers as Josephine, and
Jennie Bartlett Davis, as Buttercup in
Pinafore last night, were both very capti
vating.
Chas. A. Dana, of the New York Sun, is
employed in writing a romantic Grecian
play, of which many kind words have been
spoken.
"A Friendly Tip" is the name of a new
play to be produced in New York shortly,
by W. W. Kelly, under the management of
Max Strakosch.
During the performance of Nathans <fc
Cos., circus at Portsmouth, Va., on July
24, the cry of fire was raised and a panic
ensued which resulted in the injury of a
large number of citivns.
Superintendent Geo. B. Clason, of the
Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul railway
has consented to run a special theatre
train leaving Minneapolis every night at
11 p. m., arriving at St. Paul 11:30 p. m.,
for those wishing to attend the perform
ances given in the former city by the
Chicago Ideal Opera company.
Miss May Dougherty, who appeared in
the chorus during the engagement of the
Ideals last week is a young lady of unusual
promise. She is the daughter of a well
known journalist and she possesses vocal
ability of a high order. She
has joined the company but recently, and
will continue with the company during
NO. 217
their engagement at Minneapolis and per
haps longer.
At us if ul Notes.
And the patrons and subscribers say,
"Patti or no Patti they will not have Nich
olini.
Theodore Thomas sails for Europe this
month to remain abroad until the latter
part of October.
Miss E. H. Ober, the enterprising man
ager of the "Boston Ideals" is spending
her summer abroad.
Rubenstein, the great pianist, gave a
series of concerts recently at St. Peters
burg, which netted him $12,800.
Clara Louise Kellogg was expected to sail
for this country last week from Paris. She
has been studying with "Shriglia."
Nioolini, the tenor, has been severely
criticised in "London, and Mme. Patti has
not gained in popularity or favor by posh
ing him before the public.
Steinway & Sons recently complete!
their 50,000 th piano. Their workmen
presented them with a handsome illus
trated testimonial in honor of the occa
sion.
Raffael Joseffy, the eminent pianist, was
recently unanimously elected an honorarj
member of the New York "Philharmonic
Society," and now we learn that he is to
marry a young lady of that city, probably
before the opening of tho next concert
season .
Mme. Minnie Hank, the distinguished
pri ma donna who was such a prominent
figure in the May festival both here and
at Minneapolis, is now in Paris studying
the role of "Lakme," composed by Leo
Delibes, whiGh she proposes to imperson
ate in Germany next fall.
Trade Review: Colonel Mapkson has
written £the directors of the "Academy of
Music" that the differences between Mr.
Gye and himself will not interfere with hia
season of opera, as all his artists are en
gaged. A special arrangement has been
made with Patti and she will positively
appea*.
Mmc Litta, the singer, who, with her
company, appeared here laet fall, and
whose death wr*.^ announced a short time
ago, still lives in me hearts of the people,
as is proven by the nation of the citizens
of Bloomington, 111., who are erecting a
beautiful and eoai.j monument to her
memory.
The Chicago College of Music has de
cided to give free scholarships to twenty
talented pupils, whose means will not war
rant them in assuming the expense of a
musical education. The examination of
candidates was had July 28th. Such an
act on the part of the managers reflects
great credit on the institution.
It now looks as though New York may
be left without Patti, and perhap3 Maple
son the coming season. The following let
ter from Ernest Gye to his agent in New
York, John Lavine, dated July 3, will ex
plain the above; "My Dear Sir: The di
rectors o^ my company have decided not
to assist Mr. Mapleson in the operatic
enterprise in America this coming
winter, and I should be much
obliged, if you would make it known to
anybody whom it may concern that they
must look to Mr. Mapleson alone to carry
out the the terms of any contract they
may have with him. " Yours very respect
fully, Ernest Gyb .
OPERAHOUSE.
GRAND OPENING.
Entire Week, commencing Monday, August 6«
JAY RIAL COMBINATION,
Supporting
LOUISE RIAL
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, ■
Mr. Samuel Coiville's Drama
i' T-AJiKN" FROM LIFE.
FRIDAY EVENING and SATURDAY MATINEK
BABT LYNNE.
SATURDAY EVENING,
TICKET OF 1 HiBLA^VEJ JVLA.2*
Evening prices as usual. Matinee, 50 and 25
cents.
Mr. Rial has by arrangement with Mr. Col
ville been allowed to present "TAKEN FROM
LIFE," exactly as presented at Wallack's thea
ter in New York city.
Reserved seats on sale at box office, Monday, .
9 a.m.
.-• ■EN'S SUITS, $4.00, i. ■■
GREAT RED FIGURE SALE 1 ,
B. O. P. O. H.,
Cor. Third and Robert, St. Paul.

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