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OPENING OF THE IT,
TUE NSW AND OLD HOM, IHE METROPOLITAN OPERA HOUSE AN OF OPENE 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 abiding beauty. 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? ings. 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 BUhject. 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 [G NIGHT. 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 e box-holders. 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 ab..xe. 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 ground. 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. lOsto Cstltt. "?.?Tttmrii I IstilU*0139 U<aiT**' ??'lwnJ-' v."____T7__ey. 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 :--.!!.? th. ?? 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. au.lieu. ". 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 folio ? 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. - . "' Total.<n;i 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 used. 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 loll". ;-\ -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 METROPOLITAN COMPANY. 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 burned. 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 sonic time. 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, -4. 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 roek.N 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"