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Hi: 4 THIS SUN, SUNDAY, JANUARY 29, 1809.
II THEATRICAL AMUSE3IENTS, Km II51 w Da' Tiinr.r. xi:ir platx of Titnnn mxna Ut fir r-V TilHTlXCT COXTltAXT, IN ft I S3' Boiithern Ilrninn In " Tim Itev. Griffith I)T III fi enport," by Clnriletirr nnil llermi Cnniln fi Opera In " The Three Drngonns,' Iijr K Smith nnd Pe Hnun-I'arUInn 1'nrco In jiiif I "Mllr l'lfl," lir Dumnnnlr nnil Cnrrr. Ml I ' "The Throe Dragoons" will bo new at tho liti H Tlrondwny Theatre to-morrow night It In ft If fii . enmlc ore re. with words by llarrr II. Hnillli ljl lij nml notes ) Reginald do Kovon, nion nceus fill fiv ' tomcl tn work together In writlnit musical (IK I'' plays, Thoyarosnld lo hnvostilven this tlinii KnySBl ' for serio-comic romance, with tho sorlousness EdttlB nnt ,H 'icnv' ftm' ,M0 comlenlltr plentiful. RntlBfil Thoactlou Is Incidental to the expedition of tho llil ft! Brltlshnrmy under Wellosloy Into Poitugnlfti Hlln IfS 1H0II. Tho three. dragoons aro an Irishman, Klin i' nn Englishman nnd a Scotchninn. to bo Iniper- iHII UK senated by William II. Clark, Joseph O'Mara f W Hffi. and Robert S. I'Igott, respectively. In lenor, 'llil Bit bBS and bnrltono. Tho four Important fcmalo 'ill Is' character are an holresa. n gypsy, a waitress till! MS nndapretoudedvalet Thoso rules nro aligned Mil kf' In tho order uaniod to Margiiorito Lomon, ill! Ill LlndndaCosta,I,eonornGnltoand FnnnloBrls- 'llil 1R c" There nro funny pnrts for Jerome flyke Sill' IB as the King of Portugal's chief cook with po- fflii fcr lltlcal aspirations and Richard F. Carroll ns tho Illul II sorvltor of a British army officer. The aspect Jjfji M , of this comlo opera will bo military, it Is said, lilllili ' w'ln bright pletoilnl offocts. Tho costume iltllll ,,avo 'lci;n designed ujr Archlo flunn. Tho tlllSii ' three acts aro In tho courtyard of an Inn, a SjHl'lIf ballroom In a palaco with n mnsquerado In IllliSt progress, and n fortress In a mountain wilder- mll'H noss. Tho music is described ns mingling 'lifiilr'i! English, Irish nnd Scotch tunes, nttlmos with 'IIOSIc piquant olTect. In connection with Spanish It inlrl n'r" doubt the production, In which An- i mill drew A. MeCormtck has had a hand, will bn as ' IJjSf.lL ornamental as those which he has already made 1 llllill' at tho Broadway In this samo lino. if JISIh'' "Tho Rev. Griffith Davenport" will be Intro- liJllH ducod at tho Ilorald Squnro on Tuesday night 'nllllu It is a drama of Southorn llfo just before the 'JSmH civil war. Tho basis otitis Helen M. Gnrdenor's jijjljjfM novel. "An Unofficial Tatrlot," In which tho ! lllli!)' story Is told of a Virginia slaveholder who bo- jfjiflj comos an abolitionist, sets his uogroes freo and t bn quits his Virginia homo, where ho has been a Ih1II( Mothodlst circuit rider. When tho war broaks J SfjijiK out ho reluctantly but consclontlonsly serves as j ij8 Rguldofortlio Northern army and is captured t uUl y n'9 own on' w'' '" n ou'norl1 officer. ! hHI Theso points from tho book lmo been tukon J Bf by James A. Hcrno and worked Into a drama. , BSu . It was Mr. Homo who once delighted some ! uaU oritleal observers, though not tho general pub- !i all, lie, with literalism in "Margaret Fleming," nnd nSjl later gained wldo famo with tho excellent I jji "Bhoro Acres," In which quiet realism was flilfi' rollovod and strengthened by a strongly melo- , j dramatic episode It Is said that ho has put p!j his best and hardest work Into tho new play. ' kJh ' Ho has been at It sovernl years. lie disclaims ffl'l ' any Intention to make n war drama, though it i wjjif does contain a Shenandoah Valley scono of ' ill's military movement, from which much is ox- b pucted. Ho says that he has endeavored jfJ primarily to dovelop characters. Chief among Sh them Is tho lirv. Griffith Darenport, of course. Bail and In that role he will hlmsolf appear. There IJIllJj Is a part for Katherlne C. Home, that of the nife abolitionist's wife, and she Is an actress ca pa ll If 6 ,'e ' realizing Its wholo value. Thero are jj'. forty-one speaking persons. Among the rocog SsSl" nlzablo names In the cast aro thoao of Sydney lipj Booth, Newton Chlsnell. MolllelUvelnndSadio lffi' Btrlngham. aim "Mllo. Flfl" will bo presented at thoMnn- 1 if hattanon Wednesday night, tho theatre being J(, i shut In tho meanwhile for dress rehearsals. j IS The play Is of Parisian origin. Its authors aro i Ijl; the same Dumanolr and Carrd who havodo- jj 3! voted their talents to Immodest compositions fl lj pretty much. Tho character of "Tho Turtle." 5 'M which has been at tho Manhattan six months, S iJHi may lead to tho expectation of more of tho j, I!, same klndof thing. Onthootherhand.Managor I! :!)' William A. Brady says it is unfair tn prejudge M M "Mile. Fill." and ho protests against the sur- fj & miso that it Is unclean. Ho wo shall all have to wait and seo what Loo Uletrichsteln, the adaptor, has done In tho way of purification. It Is certain that a promising lot of actors has been engaged. Rose Coghlan will Impersonate a I breery Boston widow, who figures In Paris as tho mother of a nobleman's bride. Oraco George will stand for the daughtor and Aubrey Bouclcault for the son-in-law. Louiso Uoaudot will bo tho Fiji, a gay nnd frollcsomo concert hall slngor; John T Bnllhaii a Jew money lender, Thomas II. Burns a etcran beau. E. Loveatt-Fraaer a fop, Ulrlc Collins a valet, and Kato Banger a maid. Tho three acta are suc cessively In a Count's kitchen, chamber and drawing room. The thome of the farce Is the troubles which the naughty young actress causes In tho noble family. The first American performance of " Busch A Roiohenbach," a German farce by Helnrlch Lee and Wllhclm Meyor-Forstor. will be given at the Irving Flaco on Thursday night. Its conceit of comicality is that u notably hand some man, distracted by tho attentions of enamored women, seeks a respite in feigned Insanity. He also becomes liioled oeiitlinen tally with a girl employed ns a model In his cloakmaklne business. The other plays of tho jyeelcJiere will bo"Tho Inheritance." "At tho Whlto Horse Tavern " and " Uriel Aeosta." A now pantomime. "The Traitor Mandolin." by Edwin Htar Belknap and Harvey Worthlng ton Loomls. and one act out of a new drama. "The Triumph of Catherine," by W. do Wag staffe, will be performed by pupils of tho American Acadumy of tho Dramatlo Arts at tho hmplro on Tuesday artenioou. Mollere'u"Tnr uffo ' will also be given. Neither of the Frohman stock oompanles will have a change of play for a long while. " Phroso " nt tho Empire has had a fashionable acceptance as one moro example of Anthony Hope's stylo of fervid and active romance. Tho essential qualittos of tho book have been trans ferred to tho stage with much facility. Of tho several other plays set down for production at the Empire this season. It Is now said that only one Is likely to get an opening. The Lyceum stock actors will have no change of employment this season. " Trelawny of tho Wells "has headway enough to carry It along easily until tho spring engagement of James K. Hacitett in "RuDortof Hentzau." It was 1 1 the Intention to bring out hero an English adaptation of the German comedy "At tho Jk S' White Horse Tavern." but that will be done 5 a- next week at Wallack's instead, with a oast !ig if chosen from various Frohman companies. 'IS. I Beatrloo Herford, whose monologue was a fea- III; turo at tho last Waldorf-Astoria dramatlo a fi breakfast, will give It at tho Lyceum a week fi i, from to-morrow afternoon. fk't A first-rate Pitou examplo of Irish drama Is I, "A Romance of Athlono" at tho Fourteenth Slf Street. It Is unconventional in discarding most ffi' ' tno features of Its class. At the bauio'timo $11 It contains things essential to Irish ontertniii- liliL m0DA-i 9.' C0."r8i? "l0 central llcuro Is Chiiiin- ll'l- eey picott. with five eongs to sing In his un- Mtl" 'W'.1 wa.r,.a,!.d a duel ln wlch to display. ij I ' with Mr. Malohlen. a great deal of real skill lu I m swordsmanship. I. A.Ddrew. iIac. ' th? Iri"1' horo In " Tho Rag- .1 ffi, Cfd Earl" at the Academy of Music. The ogua ! i' 9!i"? T9UD? actor Is sudden and oxtonsTve. I Jtlsduolnaboutevon proportions to ngreeablo , personality und histrionic ability The ri'turn I I f?B hlxtv-ninth Jteglinent will bo guests nt il 1 t,,a Acadi-mv; this week. , .After a lortnlght T I; R1?,"' Mr. Slack there will be a nioductloiiof a, 'Her Atonomcnt." with its in Itary scenes eel given eryplctorinlly. ' 1 It is hardly worth ulille to estimate tho rol f J' atlve values of Mrs. I.osjle Carter as an aetress 1 ' 11) . '"?;? , tt? ? P,'ay. They are u combination I whjoh will hold the Garrlek during tho re" I raalnder of the soason. The dressing room iJH soon, though a legitimate oloment In the story 1 andcharacterizatlon.ls so boldlygraphle as to S pe discussed as to Us moral status, "Zaza" f J Is Indeed a soeond "Camlllo." if? , vZor5i?i Tnk more "The Clulstlan" will P X ?,e5. l0,la Allf,'! anil tho I.leblor Company at rtih, G,a.l'l,on' ,i A"' "'" " act in this city after that until u year from noxt October, when she will return with a now play now being 1 , wfltteii for hi-r Tho noxt nleetuit thedarden I ,' wlllbi.nfuri'0. "'i he Last Chapter," In (Joorgo 1 i J; Ilroadhurst Charles I lohinan will retain I ' i.o.houk., next season. hlehhuw ill tort with . Richard Mansllold In n now (Iriima aPi,0J" w'" ''"V" "" "pportiinln.Ht a special S matinee sonm time unxt mouth, to study tho U onuses of prosperity in "Nathan Halo." as per il !K'Lra.edb,',at0.,.no',lWIVJIaln' Elliott and El, helr company at tho .Knickerbocker. Tho play tl B I" I's second month nt u thoatre where time in , ioooruitt!dliu'rolonulDj;.lecestbatUom)t lajaj. draw remunerative audiences. Tho next elianae, will bo to "Colluvtte." with Julia Marlowe for I ho herolno. Tho term of May Irwin Is within a few weokn of Itsclosont the llljou. Of course tho farce will bo "Kato Kip" to tho end, It has nnt yot required even n chntign lu Its pet of romlo bal lads Sura Osgood, until lately with I lv. Is a nowmombrrof the companv. Thosueccsior to tho current pay at tho llljou has been selected. It Is entitled 'Brown's In Town.'' nnd It is said to have Proved Its comicality through n tour In the West. A mid-week matlndo may bo taken, under nrdlnnryclrcumstances, as a proof of prosperity. Thero need bo no doubtof It nt tho Madison Hanaro, where tho first of n scries will be given next Wodnesdny. "Becauso Hhn Iivod Him Ho "makes Its appeal for laughter, with some thing llko n tcarnnco In n while, by means of comic noclty, touched lightly with homely pathos Thoro Is nothing In this Kngllsh ver sion of a Kronen fnrce for njthtr tho actors or the nudlencestn bo ashamed of. The manner of performing "LnRolloHnlono" nt tho Casino, with the original words and InilHe altered and added to. nnd with fearless seantlnrss in costuming, seoms to rlease tho audiences of that gay houe. Other musical tarcos planned to follow "A Ilunnway Girl" at tho Fifth Avonuo havo been abandoned, owing to tho unexpectedly long continuance of tho current plceo, which will remain n month more. Tho old "Camlllo" will have now clothes at Wallack's to-morrow night Thocostumcswlll bo a distinct novelty, ns they have beon mado In tho fashion of tho period of the play, about 1810. instondot tho present time, ns usually done. Sarah Bernhardt mado that chango re cently in I'nrls, and it was liked. Olga Nothor solo Ib said to have been lavish with money In following the Boruhardt example hero. An to Miss Nethersolo's acting In tho principal r&lo. wo have had that, and may count on there be ing no dotortoratlon. Mho will dotote Saturday aftnrnoon nnd evening to " Cnrmon." Tho Lilt reproduction of "Shenandoah" Is ono of this season's melodramatic entertain ments. It will bo nt tho Grnnd Opera Houpo this week. Slnurlco Barrymoro nnil Vary Hampton nro the lenders of tho company. Tho utmost Is mado oft hu bottle scene, which termi nates with an Illustration of Hhorldnn's famous ride. Tho stage nttlio (Irand is spacious, and the promise is that It shall be tilled with sol diers, horses, nnd cannon. Theso Mill bo dis played In tho retreat of the Union lorees. tholr rally, nnd their victorious eliaign. No doubt the ondutlng popularity of "Lucia ill Iimineiinoor " will bo lurtliered bythoie prodiietlon of that opeia at tho Amorlean to morrow night. The singing of It may bo de pended on for tho good nvi'ingo attained by tlm Castle Hqunro company, which! almost always sufficient to presoro tho merits of tho coiniHwItion. As to the mountings, tho promlso Is that they shall bo fully adequate. The cast for the first performance glos Clinton Eldor ns a rocrult, along with Mr. Norman. Miss Uo Trevllle. Mr. Dnssett. and Mr. Chase. Alter nates Tor tho last three on Tuesday night will bo Miss Norwood, Mr. Hheehnn. nnd Mr. Stewart, who has recovered from an Illness, Tho Donnelly stock company m tho Murray HIM will enact to-morrow night a play written by lWbort Uroui't, the leading member of the orgnnnuitlon. It Is called "Doris." and Ellin Lllsler used to nppetir in It nn her starring tours. It is understood to have been reviseil to some oxtent for reproduction. Tho author ii lid other woll-fnored players nt this theatre make up a cast which would seem qulto able to porfonn tho piece witli full justice. In tho llleo Company, which will como to tho Star with "Tho Girl from Paris," nn attractive member Is Bessie Bnnohlll. well known In jnudolllo as a singer of ballads in character. Shu Is legarded as an artist In her Impersona tions. This farcical and musical play had a wholo season In upper Broadway, where it made a reputation for Itself, ami al-o for several nctots who were for'unato enough to bo en gaged lu It.scoinle n'lles. Tho arousal of Interest in Dumas's famous romance will extend In Harlem, at the Colum bus, by means of "The Musketeers," a rear rangement of tho old drama Paul Gllmoro will enact the fearless and conquering hero, and Mrs-. Alexander Hnlvlnl will appearas tho horolne. Tho last half of the wook will bo given to "Tho Dawn of Freedom." A week Irom to-night, at this thentro. tho entertain ment nrranged by Manager Knhn for tho beno llt of George W. Ulumenthal will bo given by such volunteers as Andrew Mack. Thomas Q. Heabrooke. Weber and Fields. Charles Kirke. Olllo Redpath. Louiso Hcpner, Frederick Solo mon. Edwaid Letello. Chorldab Simpson, Snltz Ldwards. Morri Osborne, Ernest Blal nnd tho Empire City CJuartot. Tho continuous shows offergood opportuni ties for thoso who aro diverted by vnudovlllo performances. Very fow of to-morrow's con tinuous proerammo features will have hold over from last woek. Proctor's will have Bert Coote and Julie Klngsley ln "The Dead Shot," and a varloty bill hoaded by Alice Athorton. Her lnughlug song Is still Included in her specialty, tliough she responds to the fashions by offering the inevitable "coon song." T. Nolson Downs, a slelght-of-hand operator with remarkable facility for handling coins, will bo another conspicuous specialist Anna Suits, assisted by a squad of negro lads, will sing and prance, and among tho others will bo Frobel and Ruge and Hager and Mfdgely. Hold for till afternoon nnd evening nro Press Eldrldge, (leorgo . Mouroe, and tho btreator Zouavos. " Dnngertlold, 1.V with Minnie Dupreo ln tho pnrt originally taken by Annie Russell, will be given here a woek from Monday. Beginning with to-moriow tho Zouavos will bo aeon nt tho Ploasure Palace, where, with a larger stage for their marching. Its accuracy should stand out to oven liner advantage than It dlil downtown. Horo thoir exercise Rtwall scaling will constitute a stirring climax to their inning. Tho chief vocalist of the bill will bo Kitty Mitchell, who recites moro of her stanzas tlmn she sings, but who Is Irisky and who unfailingly moves a majority of her au ditors to joyfulness. Others on thorosterare RianniidRichlleld, tho Howleys. the Lamar tlues. tlm llacketts. the Pjolls, Manning and Meston. hrlessel'sdogs, tho Valdarea. and the Asboys. Named for to-day nro Fredorlo Bond, Monioo nnd Mack, John Kernell, and the con tributors to last week's programmes. Nell Burgess will bo to-morrow's big gun nt Keith s It was hero nearly ton years ago that ' lho Couuty lair" prospered him forovern year. His present employment, which will bo his first hereabouts slnco his re turn from Europe, will be In a sketch entitled "My Jlothor-ln-Law." Ho will tako tho familiar disguise of a Now Eng land country woman, with his speech as rapid as over. A line dramatlo Item will be the Augustus Thomas version of Dickens's "Tho Hoy Tree Inn." Specialty folk will furnish tho rest of tho performance. A novv farco by Charles Horwltz will engago tho Budworths at Pastor's. Tony Pustor and the Gipsy yulntet will bo the leading vocalists, and some of the others retained are Cook ami Sonora. Fields nnd Ballnn. Hanson and Drow, Clements nnd Marshall, Daly and Dove re, Lor ralno nnd Howell, tho MoDonoughs. tho Grahams. Burto. Nellie Burtaud tho Millars. Cmomatograph views will bo an hourly ex hibit at tho Eden Musco to-day and horeafter, aud the resort's outfit of films is bo great that very few duplications are made In uny day's showings. Gipsy music and tho wax show are other features of attractiveness. Each of the music halls holds to a charac teristic programme. With Wober A, Fields the burlesque Is tho tiling, and the tnko-olf of "Catherine" Is Its newest and best portloii. Nothing brighter than this has been douo horo. nor has any of Its predecessors boon plnyod more comically, though changes in the muhlo hall company were not mado for It, A fow specialties proceda it and a varloty programme Is arranged for this ovening. Two specialties will be nowly added at Koster k Rial's to-mortow night Theso will be done by Sorvals Le Roy, an engaging magician, and by tho Merkles, two womon who aro stilfut equilibrists. "An Affair of Honor" and special ties from the Dartos. the Heglemnns. Clara Liirdlnols the Pantzprs. Mnrzolla's trained birds, III English and Ida Heath mako up the. portion that Is continued. I, ttioGllhon will top to-morrow's list at tho Harlem Her companions will Include 1'lelds and Lewis, Montgomer) and btono. tho Miteli els, Hairy Eo Clair, James Smith nnd others, moatof whom will engage lu a short extrava ganza, Cook and Sonora, Grapowlu and Chance, and the Nouvil'es are lor to-night. Tho Dewoy promises for to-morrow tho first Importation of acrobats from the Philippines, Ann and Nobrlga, Myitlo Tresslder. and Evans nnd Mdocq aro the familiar specialists listed, nndnburesquo bearing tho title "Bcinmbled 1 cbs "will be played. .To-night's roster will iiuludo 1 avoranil Sinclair, Dunn and Jeiome, and htln-on and Morton. Monday vvll I. ring but llttl. ohaneo in the bill nt Mini T Jack's. Last week's burlet'ns will be repeated, twice dally. nnd some of the specialists will hold on. Arab acrobats, Cnrrlo Scott, Douglas and lord, and Weston nml Yost nro among those retained Henry E. Dlxoy. Robert Downing, and Bonnio Thornton aro nmoug those promlsod for to night's programme at tho Star. Wedding fiumU Manned for the Mnn Who Win Left, r'roi tSt Ilaltlmort Sun, Ciuni.oTTKSviu.E, Va , Jan. 20. Miss Es tollo Clemmonsof near Batesvllleaml .Mr Ben Luthers of Covesvllle were married at tho res idence of the bride's father. Robert Clommons, In the mountains west of llatesv lllo by the Rev. JohnW Carroll. This was a typical mountain wedding, and was attended by probably n hun dred guests, not half of whom could get Into ( om inona's house A rejected suitor of Miss Uemmnns was among the guests, conspicuous by a. broad band of crape worn on his arm, During the ceremony tho jilted mnn and hU syui path zero expressed their senseof bereave went br Jew, sorrowful moauiug. j THE APOSTOLIC DELEGATE. rrir nts oFJt'ici: it as t.obt its fikst rOHJtlt AM) HWXUICAXCE. I Hopes ICtrltrd by Cardinal Sntolll' Coming i nmt Disappointment I.rft llehlnit Hint i:ifeet on Hit Hmrror's Administration Archblshou Mnrtlnrlll's Secluded Life. WARiitNOTort, Jan. '28. In viow of tho share of publlo attention always glvn to tho affairs of the Roman Catholic Church and now espe cially In view of tho Interests of tno Church In mnttorsnffccted by the Spanish war, II Is some what remarkable that thero should havo been so llttlo mention of tho Apostolic Delegnte to theUnltod Slates In tho last year or so. Scarco lv over has his namo beon montloned In con I ncctlon with tho important nogotintton nffect Ing the vast Interests of his Church In Cuba, Porto Rico nnd tho Philippines, and at the f present llnm ho seems to havo droppod so com pletely out of sight that leoplo not Catholics aro forgetting his cxlstonco. There i no denying that the ofilce of Apostollo Delegate to tho United States has lost lis first power and significance nnd there are good reasons for this state of affairs. When it was announced Hint an Anostollo Dclegato was to bo sent to the United Btatcs from the See of St. Peter the Catholics of this country oxprcssed satisfaction and expected great results. To a certain degreo thu) have been dibUpDolnteil. Tho Hist delegate, proved to bo loo much of n politician for lbs church men of America and the sccdnd too much of a recluse. When Cardinal Satolll sailed for Roino tho opinion was expressed by many of tho loading Catholics of this country that his former olllce would loso Its prestige. "Wo havo learned n lesson." thoy .said, "nnd will not forget It. Tho next man will not re ceive tho samo adulation ns his predecessor." Tho prediction lias been amply fulfilled. Archbishop Sebastian Martlnelll. the Apos tolic Delegate, lives quietly In this city, adapt ing his simple tastes to his slmplo surround ings; discharging his dutfos with faithfulness nml thoroughness and nwnitlng his recall. Tho office was created for two purposes. Tho Catholics had becomo involved in n con troversy which was shaking tho Church to Its foundations nnd which oven now crops out nt Intervals. This was tho vexed school ques tion. When Cardinal Satolll. then a slmplo monslgnor, produced his credentials and as toundod tho assembled prelntes b reading a paper in which he, aftor a brlof examination of tho subject, purported to lav down tho low on this subject nnd when ho exhibited the au thority of Leo XIII.toonforcolilsdocIsion.be created consternation, nnd It was manlfost that a resldeut authority was neodod to com pel acquiescence. Catholics snld It was a for cry to Rome, and thoro should be. near at hand, ono who could adjust disputes between bishops and priests, priests and priests, nnd hold a species of ecclesiastical court An other reason for creating the office was tho desire of Popo Leo XIII. for tho promotion of Mgr. Satolll. A favorite of tho Tope, ho had been elevated so rapidly that his prominence was causing unfavorable comment In the Vatican: yet there was still before him tho cnrdlnalate. To this tho office of Apostolic Delegare to tho United States offered nn easy stopping stone. Tho office was created and Mgr. Satonl became a titular Archbishop. Ho is a politician to his fingertips, and hav ing boon saluted with the greatest applauso by the so-called Liberals and taken into their confidence boforo he left ho conciliated tho opposing faction. His arrival was hailed as tl.o beginning of the end of all factional dis putes. His departure was marked by the agi tation over the deposition of Archbishop Keane from tho rectorship of the Cnthollo Uni versity. Neither party cared for him. no ono trusted him and many execrated him. In tho midst of the storm Archbishop Martlnelll ar rived. Tom from the peaceful quiet of his monastery and the studious llfo of a recluse, against his will and In obedience to the re peated direction of the Tope, he landod in America just prior to Cardinal Satolh's de parture, and just ln time to receive the de nunciations hurled at the head of tho retir ing Delegate Tho position was one of ex treme difficulty. While not n politician llko Satolll, ho'sawthe necessity of remalulngrout sldo of all disputes and of avoiding the danger of becoming Identified with either party. This coarso he has steadily pursued, with the result that while neither party can boast of his support both are certain that he is not an tagonistic to them. Ho has been an observer and not a participant in tho struggle. It was "disappointment over tho result of Sa tolll's course and resentment nt his shifting tactics together with the thought that per haps too much had been mado of him, which impellod tho priests to adopt n dilTojSent atti tude toward his successor. It was their pol icy to show that the Delegate was recognized as a dclegato only nnd that his functions woro to be confined to his own office. While thoy were ready to accopt tho decisions of his court thoy denied to him tho right 'to Interfere In the matters of church politics In this country. Martlnelll has accepted the situation with good grace, especially as It coincided with his own lows and inclinations, and has. to put it plainly, attended stilctly to his own business. Thus, with the departure of tho favorite of Popo Leo XIII., the office has shrunk to nor mal proportions. The glamour has worn off, nnd It has become au administrative func tion, pure and simple. It may have seemed peculiar that during tho negotiations carried on between the Vati can nnd the Administration when tho Tope hoped to secure peace between Spain and tho United States, the namo of Archbishop Mar tlnelll was scarcely over mentioned, and at no time did he take part In tho affair, which was managed entirely by Archbishop Ire land. This fact was due, first, to the position of ApostoIIo Delegate, nnd, second, to the ne cessity of avoiding any Identification of tho Delegate with the Spanish cause, which might result in great harm to the Chur;h In this country. Archbishop Ireland's Amoileanism was'too strong to bo questioned. The office of Delegate is much Inferior to that of nuncio. A delegate Is sent to represent tho Vatican in its dealings with tho Church of n country, to represent its spiritual power; n nuncio repre sents tho Vatican in dealing with the Govern ment as well uj Miu Church of n country, and represents the temporal as well as the spir itual power of the Pope. The recognition of tho Delegate te the United States by tho Presi dent, which would involve the opening of dip lomatic relations between the United States and the Vatican and the sending of an Am bassador to Rome, is manifestly an Impossi bility. So nothing could be accomplished through the medium of Archbishop Marti nelll, and Archbishop IielaLd.was chosen for tho work. He is now on his way to Rome lo present his report. The aposlollo delegation occupies a large double red brick house on I street where Car dlnal Satolll lived. Here Mgr. Martlnelll and Ills suite reside ln an inconspicuous manner. The dologntlon Is supported from the funds of tho Propaganda, which allows the delegate .10,000 francs a year, from which he must pay tho Milnries of his auditor, or counsellor, and bis secretary, as well ns his living expeuios. Frugality Is, therefore, u necessity, and while Ordinal Satolll managed to accumulate about $.'10,000 It was only by means of purses pre sented to him for nppoarlng at church func tions, where his presence added lustre to the oocasion. Archbhhnp Martlnelll'e tastes aro simple. Retiring and modest, unostentatious and shrinking, ho is rarely visible beyond the limits of his simply furul&hod house except when ho takes his evening walk, cither nlono or nocompnnled by Dr. Rooker, his secretary, of Mar Sbarretti, the auditor Tho early part of the day Is given to wor'i mi the cases: com ing before him for settlement. Tho briefs aro prepared by Mgr Hbarrettl. uftor whloh tho Delegate reviews thorn and renders his de cision. Dinner Is served about 1 o'clock and then an hour or so is spent In recreation and a siesta. Then comes the constitutional of an hour, followed by reading or conversation un til supper, which Is served at 7 o'clock. An evening sen lea Is said htid the Delegnte re tires nbout'lO o'clock, Thero nro fow visit ors to the delegation nnd tho Archbishop ncvor entertains or Is entertained by nnr savo clerics. There It no social side to tho delegation. Mlir. Mnrtlriolll regretted leaving his monaster?-, nnd while this regret gave wnv to a spirit of reconciliation with his surroundings, ho nvvnlts easorlr the hour of his recall Whlln lil chnrnelerls such that he could mako many friends nnd ho Is bright nnd capable, bis retir ing d'eiKvsltlon has handloapicd him lie does nil nhltio llko HnPNll. but bo Is trusted. It Isdoul tful If ho looks mion his mission hero with a g'-pnt sense of pletsitre, especially ns 't forced hltn to relinquish his plneo as General of the August nlnns. When he loft Rome ho un pointed Fntlier Rodriguez ns his vloar-gei.-eral.but retained tho Benoralshlp himself. The , Augiitlulnnn nro very powerful In tho Philip- ' pines, and In view of th approaching conflict ' between the United States and Spain the Popo I decided, boforo war was declared, that his eon- J neetionwIthtlinlAugustlntaiis mlghtlnjuie his position In tho United Stales, Archbishop Martlnelll was therefore oompellod to resign .-.--...,. ,. . ,, , tun iim viviv vuuiviiuu r uniKii nnd Rodriguez succeeded Mm. Whon his term bore Is completed, as It will be lu about two yours, ho oxpocts to return to his monas. fory In Rome. It Is prnctlcallv settled that bo will not. ns Cardinal Satolll did. reeelvo tlm Cardinal's hat at the end of his mission, ns that would eicnto too rtrnng a precedent. VAi'tTvi. lturr.nisns. Thrlr Cost n flood Guide as to tlm Solvency of the States Hint ICrrotnl Them. The Albany Capitol, tho original plans for which wore drawn nearly thirty years ngo, was finally completed Inst year to tho extent that appropriations for Its construction or mnlerlnl alterations ceased, nnd It represents a total In vestment of nearly JLTi.OOO.OOO. tho building and surrounding grounds Included. The cor neistono or tho Capitol was laid In June, 1871, and Its completion twenty-sown years later Is nn achievement which disappointed some ex pectations and removed some serious fears. Aftor New York comes Massachusetts In tho slzo ami Importance of Its Capitol, that In Bos. ton. representing a totnl investment of $7,000. 000. Aftor Massachusetts follows Illinols.wlilcli has In tho tranquil, plncld town of Springfield n $4,000,000 Capitol for tho ofilclol transaction of the executive and legislative business of tho Btnto. a structure of Imposing dimensions nnd consldorod by many persons to bo ono of tho finest public buildings In tho United States. It is based upon plans of the Washington Capi tol. The Stato Capitol building of Texas, at Austin, is a very olnborato nffalr. being In addition to Its ornamental character both useful anil businesslike ns well. It Is lire proof, lighted by eloctriclty and stenm heated, and Is not only the largest Stnto Cap itol, but hns neopmmodatlons for nil tho State and some of the judicial offices in Austin. It represents a total investment of $-ri00.O00. The Stato Capitol at Indianapolis, a less Im posing structure, cost even more, nppoarlng on the assets of the Hoosler Stato as repre senting $3,000,000. Tho Fennsvlvanln Cap ..?!v0,tnn Harrlsburg. is put down at fL',500.000, tho Connecticut Capitol, at Hart ford, at tho same amount and tho Cnp i.tol,1,,"lll!lni:.01 California, at Sacramento, at SJ.oiXJ.oot) also. Harrlsburg nnd Sacramento aro unimportant cities in tho States of which thoy are tho capitals when compared with Philadelphia and San Francisco, but the neces sity of an Imposing building to Impress ujion strangers tho Importance of the duties per formed by legislators bus long boeu a consid eration witli many of them, and lias led ovon to a general aecetitinco of tho theory that opulent States, with largo resources, extensive tax powers and largo credit, havo usually substan tial Capitols, whereas the minor States, or those which have now or In previous times have had, troublo with their financial opera tlons.aio less liberally supplied. The Mississippi Capitol, nt Jackson, for In stance, represents a total cost of $400,000 only, and tho State Capitol of North Carolina, at Raleigh. $1)00,000. On tho otlior hand. Iowa, the financial position of which Is almost unex celled, bus a $3.r.00,000 Capitol at Des Moines, nnd Minnesota. when itsprosentCapitol incom pleted at St. Paul, will havo a total investment In it of $.'.000,000. One State. Maryland, which has lagged very far behind Its neigh bors In the construction of a Capitol building of appropriate architectural merit, has a $300,000 State Capitol at Annapolis, while Kansas. !y no means so rich a State, has a Capitol building costing moro than $3,000. 000. These exceptions, however, seem to l.o those which prove the general rule, for rich States have, as a rnlo. lino Capitols and poor States havon't. The Missouri Capitol. at Jeffersoii City, represents an lnvet,tmeut of $."()0,(K)0; tho Florida Capitol, at Tallahassee. f'.'OO.OOO; the Arkansas Capitol, ntll.lttlo Hock. $,0,000,nnd the Alabama Capitol, at Mont gomery. $1150.000. Georgia, on tho other hand, has a $1,000,000 Capitol. Michigan has n Capitol building costing $l,D00,tM)0 and Colorado has a Capitol building costing $'J.r0O.tKX). Somo of tho extreme Northwestern States are still using temporary Capitols nnd Utah has no capitol building. Virginia lias a $1,000,000 Capitol hulldlng.at Richmond : Wis consin lias n $1,000,000 Capitol building, at Mudlson. and Rhode Island will hnve. when it is completed, one of the finest Capitol buildings In the country It is estimated that the State ( apitols collectively represent an Investment of $i.-,0O(),O00. to which Now York contributes one-third. TUB PSTCllOLOOT OF KF.ELT. An Analysis of tho Clmractrr nnd Methods of a Great Chnrlntan. To Tnr. EniTon or The Son Sir: Now that thehumbuggcryof Keoly's career Is ended by death he Interests u chiefly from n psycho logical point of view. How is It that this man, who was ignorant of the clemontary concepts of science and who murdered English, could entrap wealthy and cultured victims, eo that thoy listened with respect to his hybrid scien tific jargon 1 Tho answer Is that ho was a pro fessor of experimental psychology, nnd ho based his hopoof success on tho Inexhaustl bleness of human credulity. Starting with tho threadbare theory of tho destruction of bridges by vibration, ho folt his way cautiously, at first, nnd simulating enr nestnoss. a vlrtuo which he did not possess, ho announced wonderful discoveries of "etho rle forces nnd "triune currents of a polnr How of force" and other blocks of similar condensed nonsense. He vins an actor, nnd a good ono. and was so earnest, so enthusiastic that peoplo who fell under his influence had conviction carried to tholr minds, and then enmo successful sympathet'o outreaches" after cash His victims' minds seemed to hnvo becomo turned by psychological forces akin to spiritualism. Indeed, It Is a quoetlon If tho whole subject Is not rather a study for tho alienist than the psychologist. Keely hnd a curious habit of mating startling statements anil furtively watching to see tholr effect, standing ready to reeedo or advance according to the gullibility of tho auditor. This Is very much In tho line or procedure of tho spiritual istic medium. i Keely hail the Instinct of the showman, which, combined with nover falling lanafrnlil, carried him through innumerable tight places. He nlso affected the autocrat, and nt any at tempt to unmask the adventurer thero was sure to be a stormy scene. In which n consiaoraoie amount or rh'htoous Indigna tion was exponded by Keely. With tho ntd of tho concealed traps and tubes In lils laboratory, llttlo jlgums moved up nnd down, wheels revolved, and enor mous pressures were developed, and tho select fowwhoweie admitted tn tho holy of hollos were struck by the mystory nnd tho unennnl nessof forces vvhleh were set freo nnd mas tered by tho tuning .fork, violin nnd mouth organ. It was Keely's iiolieyto talk n great deal nndmnkouhlg noise rill tlm time with musical Instruments. Knowing, ns a professor of experimental psychology should know, that nil these things tend to dull tlm mental pnreou tonof other things His tactics worn exactly thnsamoos those used by omlnontprostldlgl tatours of our acquaintance. No true sclentfilo mnn would ever descend to such tricks, which savor of the footlights and the sawdust ring. All renders of Keely literature must havo been deeply Inlorestod to know Mint "In motor ntnxyn differentiation of tho minor thirds of the posterior pnrlotal lobule prodiieestlm same condition betvvcontlio retrnefors nnd nxtonsois of tho leg and fi-ot " Prof, (loo Ispned cites an other, passnto from "Keelv and His Discov eries," in whudi n definition is given nf Insanity "Thoro Is gooJ reason for be lieving. Hint Insanity Is simply n condi tion of differentiation of tho mass-ehoids of tho convolutions which create an antagonists molecular bombardment toward tho ventral or attractive centres of such convo lutions." Prof Wit irier says, after noting tho unsoundness of Kfelylsm-tho mud doctrines striking the fundamental tones of delusion that vibrato In Ill-balanced mental systems that "llttlo more Is needed to bring Keolylsm In Its proper- place In a museum of pathological mental products " Piof Carl Herlng, a mnn of excellent judg ment and hclontlflo training, saysi "Ihnvo often wondered whether lVly was n fool or a knnvei by wlrch I menn whether ho wns Igno rant of the well-established Inw s of nature, nml was. theref.... irr.'plug in t In- dark, orwhelber bo practiced deception in order to get money from his supporters I am, now satis fled that ho vyns both n fool nnd a knavo," It would Indeed be Interesting to know whether Eoely over took himself seriously. I am In clined tn believe that ho did not Nw Yojis, Jan. '.'0, I'sxoaoixxiisT, Blimrniwwn iriiiiiiiill I A $300,000 FLYING WEDGE. jiAitnAnr.iy ntoir.v anrs ueavt VAM.UlVJi IX Till: TltASNrAAlM lie 1'orinril Ills IWtlgo In n fluid Itush In the lliiiid Wns Pushed Tlirouxti it Mob of Thousands, unit ltcnrhrd the Ciimnils loner 1'lrsl Only to l.onc Ills Itlghts, .loiisNNFsnt'no, Dec.l. "Barbarian" Brown, otherwise It E. Browb, an Amorlean, hns just received mi award of damagos amounting to nearly tiMi.ooofronitlioTrnnsvanl Government It is the sequel of lho wildest gold-faun rush of South Africa. In which Brown puisiied the (netfes of tho football Held, and had himself driven through mi liuiiieiiHo mob of lawless rushers by allying wedge of 300 armed men. It was an exploit of a foolball captain and frontier American "Barbarian" Brown camo lo South Africa with n leputnllon for nervo gained In tho fa tuous Occur d'Alene stilkes, whclo bo took the pail of tho initio owners nnd Hover receded f min his stand, though dally threatened with death. Ho oven edited a papor enunciating his opinions, called tho llarbarian. This fur nished tho Robilquot which clung to him vv lieu ho reached Johannesburg. Once here Brown secured a place with ono of tho most Important mining companies on thu Rand. Ho vvasnn export, consulting engineer, nnd soon mndo hlniM'lf valuable to tho cum winy by gobbling up tho von richest claims on the Murehison Range. It was ns their roir'se!iliillvo nlso that Brown planum! nml cnrrlod out tho mighty football rush, Twelve thousand miners, the very roughest mnn In thu gold Ileitis, mado up from nearly every nation on tho globe, took prut In this lush, which occurred on n level stretch of ground In Soptmuboi. 18SO. and tho goal wasn galvanized I ron shanty, six feet Minn re. wherein Mood a Government Mining Commissioner. whn.o business it was tosell licenses forclalms on tho Wltfonteln farm. This farm lay directly on tho gold reef and belonged to tho Government It wns onof tho last of tho rich farms whorcon tho old Boei shad for j ears been raising their crops of mealies, all unconscious of the hidden wealth. The exodus began ton days boforo tho opening. Tho Rnnd was ln mi uproar. Every mining company thoro prepared for tho occnslon. It was well known that tho Wltfonteln lay along the richest part of tho reof. and that a claim thero would yield foi tunes. Tho Prelorlan Government know this, too, but had not counted on nny such demonstra tion ns followed, or tho claims would haw beon disposed of by lottery, tho plan afterward ndnptcd. Tho proclamation in tho Protnrla prcs gave permission to any ono tn prospect the farm, so that all buyers had nn opportunity for locating tho host claims. But first they must obtain a license nt tlio llttlo Iron shanty three miles from tho farm. Consequently, ovorr vnliieln tn .Tnlinnnpslmri hnil linnn lili-ml i--,. i) ti'iuuiu in uuiiuuucsuurK miu oeou llireu or bought to transport men to the snot. The mad from Johannesburg to Klorksdorp. which lies near tlio Wltfonteln. looked llko tho routo of nn nrmy transportation. Touts, cook ing outfits, casus of whiskey and rouletto tablos were all jumbled together on a wagon. It wns estimated that on tho day of tho opening U. 000 men occupied the camp, in addition to many Boers who camo rrom all parts of tho Transvaal to witness tlm scene. John IIiiyH Hammond was then consulting engineer for tho Consolidated Gold FleldsCom pany. nnd ho assumed direction over nearly 1,000 men. who woro oxpocted to tear a hole right through tho mass and smash every thing. The wholo camp was armod to tho teeth. Every man cnrrlod at least ono revolver and expected to uso It for it was a light for big stakes, and each company promised protection to its men. Thero was practically no danger of nrrost, however, for the Znrps. or Boer po licemen, trembled with fenratthat nrmedmob. Tho plans of each company to effect the coup were much the samo. Barney Barnato. J. 11. Robinson Belt, tlio Jools and everyone inter ested in gold mining In Johannesburg, great or small, took a vital Interest in the struggle nnd put forth ovory effort tn gain the prize. l'.ach company hoped to push its man up to tho window first, purchase tho license, hand it to nn armed rider and hurry It off to tho fnrrn, I where the englnoois nnd poggors were waiting tojump In nnd .stako off tlio richest claims. Six firms even went so fnrns to sink strong wooden posts justbytho window nnd to theso lashed men with ropos. so that thoy could ndt bo imllod nwny. But these precautions nvalled nothing, for when tho strugglo began sharp knives severed tho thongs and both men and posts landed on tho outskirts of tho crowd. Personally. Brown was not formidable With (i feet 8 inches of height nnd Bmootli. boyish eountonanco. ho was not dangerous IooL-Iml tuiuiuHmuu, itu n liUL Ultllljerous lOOKItlg, But thoso who had scon him glance down tho barrel of a .45 Colt without so much as moving nn eyelid know him ns absolutely fearless. Brown was on speaking terms with the rough element rind he utilized these to form a flying wedge, which at that period had just been de veloped by tho American football teams. To got all theso men under ono Hag ho hired tho seven most desperate characters on tho Rand Alec Eoye Jim nnd Jack Malonoy. Munny Gnrchol. "Butch" Wilson. Jack Illldo brandt and Danger. Thoy wore men who vvould tight at tho drop of a hat. nnd cut your throat nnd tako chances on escaping punish ment Ixivo, who is now toning a sentence for highway robbery, was a good-looking man. well educated und qulto gentlemanly when sober. Ho had received a college training In the States. Ho had red hair and n red mus tache, wus very handsome and mnsslvoly built. Brown selocted him for Ids captain and gavo h(m carto blnncliollnnnclally. Each ringleader brought his particular friends, and Brown promised them S'.Ti a day and good bonus If they pushed him through. When this regi ment of toughs mndo its first appearance in the little town of Klorksdorp tlio citizens fled for their lives. Whon this company reached tho camp many firms Immediately mndo over tures to the mon and tried to win thorn over with drink and money A number of Ameri cans started for John Hays Ilnmmond'scamp. but Alee Love stood In front with n drawn re volver and threatenod to shoot tho first man who left. Brown found that the only way to hold his men was to keop them drunk, i-o for live days previous to tho oponlng whiskey llowod llko water and the. ringleaders boosted up their co horts with bad liquor. On the day of tlio rush, however, no man wns so drunk as to forgot about tho Hying wodgo. whloh had boen thor oughly explained und illustrated. At tlio very poop of dawn tho groat mass bo gan to push though the salo wns not until It o clock. Lh.es were formod. nnd tho entire gat herlng was soon encaged In a vicious freo 1 ght. Men emerged with enrs bitten off. eyes blnckoned. noses broken and teeth loosened As soon ns a company got Its man to tho window ho wns drnggod away and either passed back overhead or nearly tram pled to death. Many suecoeded In reaching tho spot, butltwaslmposslblo to hold a man thoro long, for ho was soon borne down by foicoof numbors. . Brown und his honchmon. In the meantime, held their position, on tlio outskirts. It was not until half nn hour before tho tlmn ap polntoil to open tlm window that ho began to form bis wodgo Probnbly 0,000 men were in.iHsed between hltn nnd tho goal at that mo ment, but this never feared tlm indomitable Yankee. ith thongs of, raw hide ho lashod himself to Alee Love and Jim Muloi.oy. nnd, with his feet barely touching tlio earth, gave the signal to move. At tho first iiiipjetwlth tho human wall there was n teirille hoyrl of pain, followed by im piecntlons and u mnn staggered nut of the ejowdwlh tho blood spurting from his leg. Maonoyhad run his knife Into him several Inches. In u few minutes theso cries echoed on till hides nml tlm nttentlon of the mob bo- ennin divided, some turning to face the wedge, which hung together without a break unci seemed to gain velocity us It neaiedthe goal. Maloney and Love, with beads down, darted Into every opuii'iig, and whore theie vnis none, made It with tlio jab of n knife Brown was hustled along, lucathless anil bleeding, until wu bin a dozen imN of the window I or,- s..v,.ral hundred Curnlshinon. great hulking fellows, with plenty of strength und gilt, inado a Maud that bade fair to spoil tlm rush. Thny stnashed tlmupov und were mow Ing ilovvn tlm pugilists when tho rostof tho vyedgo bioko thiough nnd ileurod tho way. Brown, though badly bruised, continued to Blioiit out promlse-of reward to his men If they pushed him up on time. Thero worn but a fow minutes left then, and the ollle.) wus rocking to rind fro with tho tide of humanity. Pounded mid beaten on every bicIo, the great Hying wedge mndo ono last effort, and with n zigzag movement and many, knife thrusts llii, illy broke Ibr nigh ami fuuly hurled Brown npint tlm ..nice With a good right-hand blow a pigllist smashed in tlio window and Brown elutelicltlie trail P n tit ion with u deal Ii grip At tin; same inonietit u gnu was Ilrcd, nuiHiiiiioini: It o'clock, nnd the whole mass, ns ono mnn. hoavod up, lignum tho little g.ilvan Ized lion booth, crushing Brown almost Unt. Surrounded by a remnant Ms thing wodgo. hovyever, io continued to hi .j . the window and was Just getting at hU i ., , of llvo-poumj notes when tho Government commissioner tlirowoncii the door nnd announced President hrugorH oider suspending tho opening, it nearly cost hltn bis life, for bullets rnmod In tho shanty from nil sides, and tho mob pushed Imrdoi than over, and Brown was on tlm point of giving up ins po-ition when ono of those happy Inspirations whii'hiKvur to in. hi of quick Giought und uetloii uiged him to demand a llC'llhl. "Hern I am." he yelled tit the frightened (ominlsslonpr. st eking through tlio window a faro covered with blood " Bore's my good, hard-earned moiioy Now give mo my license or I'll buo thu (lovorumcnt for 1,000,000 pounds," A sudden pitch of the mob nearly pushed the Plucky follow through the window and shot fared bin ohc-ulder blade, but lie waited to hear tho refusal and have It witnessed, and then al lowed himself to bo passed out on the veldt Outof tho thousands thoro ho was tho only ono who hnd tho foresight to do this, and though It took a lnmr tlmo. ho finally received Ills Indemnity. This amount has boon kept secret, but It Is vnrlotisly eslmnted by tho ' Johannesburg paiwrs between JCitUXJO nnd 7.".tK)0. . . During tlio entire tlmo. that tho suit was being tried, nnd it pa wd through n number of courts, tlio Hying wedgohovored iilsiut Brown, tunny of thom not doing n stroke of work, nil existing nn tho hope of receiving their slum of tlm award, but ns Brown left Johannesburg before It wns granted these clioico spirits wore doomed to disappointment. I xotj:s or tiik ovr.itA. Tho reniilrotnonts of the oporns In tho Ring of thoNlbclungen can rarely bo satisfactorily mot oiitsldo of n theatre devoted exclusively to tholr performance. Tho completeness of tho recent presentations nt tho Metiopolllnn was remnrkablo when oiu considers that the ri'ir tolie of lho Metropolitan contaiiia about thirty operas nnd tho theatre Is not provldod with tho coiiiplctosconlomechntilsm found In subsidized theatres in Europe. Tho Rhino dauglitors ln Das Rholtigold." ns well n In "Ootter d.lmmorutig." arc managed with wonder ful skill, nnd tlieli mnniimvivs In the first scono of "D.is Rhoingold" should Interest a person looking for merely tho pcc tncular without regard to tho musknl and dramatic features of tho work. Nothing i Isn In theatrical spectacles has over been so ingen ious us IliatK'one. Tho s.uno could bo said of tho iliacon In "Siegfried" and 111 moro modest associate In "Das Rhelngold." All thoso different effects nro crentod witli n skill nnd n certainty that mako them Impressive when thoy might leadllj bo ridiculous. Tho sconerv of "Das Rholtigold" Is better painted than the Metropolitan's stock usually Is, and this Is especially ttuo of tlio Nebelhoim. But there ate somo episodes lu the opein that havo been beyond tho power of tho stage intin ligot's stnlT. This was to be expected III nn I episode ilomniidiiig such colossal effects us the lastscetiii In ' GOtterdummernng," when tho ' Rhino Is supposed to overflow Us banks. That was n dismal failure. The canvas waves woro tossed about In a manner which seemed ex plicable only on lho ground that tranc hnd fnllou ln and wus trying to extrlcnto himself. No attompt whatevor to show tho gods In Wnlhalla wns mndC and tho destitu tion of tho hall was not n torrlfylng sight, Mmo. Nordlca hurled her torch in a mnnnertlint kept It some feet nwav from tho funeral pyie, und when the Hamcs began to risen mammoth hand was seen In slindow on the background, njiparontly dropping Into tho lire the elements which were emsliig tho flames. In tho management of so dlfllculln scene mucli can bo forgiven. Some of tho scenery for "GOttcnlnnimcriins" was not I finished until Inst Tuesday morning, although i the dnto of thu performance was announced ! Inst Hoptemhor. Future performances will doubtless present theso episodes with greater eiloctivoneBB. In "Das Itheinuold" sonm of the mistakes could bo remedied with littlo trouble. When David Bispham as Atbrrich turns himself into a toad no ellortis made to Bhow tho diminutive animal, but Mr. Bispham. whon ho hides behind tlio rock. I" in sight of half tlio nudlenco. In view of tho splendid effect produced in tlio difficult sceno that pie codes this there is uo excuso for negligence in so slmplo a detail. The Wagner cyclos nt tho opera will proba bly not bo repented ngain. Tho flrst was profitable to the management nnd tho soeond is likely to be. but thoro wns no such intense in terest taken In tho series as London showed last year when three series of performances were given. Now York Iibb had tho Nibo lungcn Ring many times before last woek, and tho performance of "GOttordnm morung" was tho thirtieth tlmo heard here. The greatest interest was shown In this Inst production. This was probably duo to Jean do Reszko's first appearanco as tho ma ture Siegfried, and interest, in his appearances ln that part will doubtless contlnuo throughout the season. But the audiences at the Metro politan will undoubtedly want tholr Wagner with the customary abridgement during the rust of tho soason. In "Gotterdammorung," which is to be repeated noxt week, tho inter view between Mme. Schumnnn-nelnk and Mmo. Lohmnnn. who this tlmo sings Urllnn hilile. will, be given again, nnd only tho pro logue, showing tho three Norns. will I a nmlttiifl Kn Inni an 1lTr,A Unites .... ' e omiiteu. ,q long ns Mmo. Behumnnti Heink sings ltaltraute. New Yorkers will de mand tho retention of that scoiih. Thero seemed to bo signs of ono decided change in tho de meanor of tho audlonces brought about by the cyclo performances. The boxes yloldod up their occupunts to the confectioner on tho sec ond floor with a liberality never witnessed before. Tho parterro boxes were nevor sup posed boforo to bo cognizant of tho exist ence of Ico cream and lemonade on tho tier above them. But thoy suddenly l,o caino awnro of this fact on tlio night that Dlo VVnlktlro" was sung first In tho series, Aftor that night tho room was throngod nnd tho nlnk and yellow drinking wntorB dls nppenied as rapidly ns thev generally do at Saturday , matinees only. Whether or not this Infoi mality will continue can bo told only after subsequent performances. Tho domocratio influences of Wagner have long boen recog nized, and it is tho Inclination to attribute the unusual phenomena as to tho confectionery entirely to this effect. As tho long Intorrais slons are not to be repented there is but littlo chuneo tlio demand for the wares will over again bo so great Ono of tho most Interesting; sights at tho Metropolitan Opera llonso In these days is of to domestic a nature that tho publlo would nevor dare to intrude to witness it. even if It could. Only ono person Bits in tho great nudl torium nnd only ono nings on tho stage. This audience, which oxnresscs Its nporoval with the greatest unanimity, is Mmo. Nordlcn, while tho performor who nrouses hor enthuslastlo approval is nobody other than her husband, Zoltan Doohmo, who expects to return at somo early day to tlio oiiorntlo Btngo. With tho piano and hor husband on tho stago Mmo. Nordlca can evidently get more enjoyment out of nn hour in tho opera houso than tho nvornge nudlenco does out of a Sunday night concert M. Doclime's present plan is to return to tho operatic stage next spring at Carlsruho, and as lie is to conflno blmsolf to tho Wagner ropoitolro. It Is that music which dollghts Mmo. Nordlca's ears ns 6hoslts In tho empty auditorium. Lucklly.lt Is possible. In the qulot of the theatre, for hor to express her approval aloud, nnd the enthu slastlo outbreaks of "First ratol" "That's good!" and similar sentiments nro as genu ine in their intensity If thoy are not so loud as the old-ilmo hurrahs of Slgnor Tamag nos cohorts. There nre otlior private per formances given fioni tlmo to tlmo In tho Moiropo itnn. One of theso took i.lneo on Wednesday afternoon. A young slngur of whom much has been heard during the past few years was thero to havo her voico heard by Maurice (.rail. Ho sat lu tho audience end a few othor .persons wore scattered through tho great building. Horr Saar ao- compunled thu young .girl on tho plnno and spmo of hor colleaguos wore with hor. Slgnor Mnnelnolll bad boen Invited by Mr Giau to glvo his opinion on tho glr s voice and Bulging. Tlu-su niplltlonn nro trying, as thev nro without any elrcumstaneo Inspiring to tlio suitor Thero are too few p..r fcoiiM In tlio riudleneo room to applaud, nnd when thoy try to do so tho result is not en couraging. Tliopatrerof a few pairs of bauds It, scarcely heaid. Tho murmur which follows tho end of every song has nlvvajs a tone of approval In it, but that rarely reaches tho siiiuer on the stage. At, tho most It cheers tlio parents and relatives who may bo within roach Blcnor ManclnolH's " Ero e Lenudro," which will bo civon bore early In March, wns sung last week at Genoa with success. It will em ploy horo practically tho same singers that gavo It In London. Future productions nt tho Met ropolltan Inoludo "Ln Julve." with Joan and Edouurd do Reszfco nnd Mmos. Lohmnnn and Adams In tlio cast. Mllka Ternlnn. who camo horo to sing Wagnerian rolos with tho Ellis company, will return to Europo without having onco apimored in opera. She snug In a concert, but her throat has boon In so bad condition over slnoo her arrival that alio is going to ',? the hope of recovering. In Europe Mile. .Ternlnn has frequently b?on rompulle, to miss performances on account of the condi. Hon of her throat, but there was never beloro fJ?I?afliritVi durlDC which shS waii nib to sing. It is tho uncertainty of hor uppoar anoea, that Is thought to hove Interfere I with herl.uropenn success. Tho Ellis caninnnv I to return to Philadelphia and tlmre a or fonnnnco of "Carmen," In order that the sub sertbera may hoar, M Alvarez, ono of thl. stars ofthocompuny. who wns not In Philadelphia during the soafcoii there One of tho sii g rs In the late Royal Italian Opera Coup any" which lilahaiidod hem somo weeks ago,1 has lii.elj) I been in such need hat u subscription list his been passed around umong the artists of 'the company. Theso lists are not infrequently on h'2 "m8' uth0. m,,11 rartlr hours o" I them. Mme. havllla has postponed her de parture for Europe until March i. BARNARD JUNIOR RAIL. iron amoxo atnr. sTtrni:Ti orr.n tiu; comjiitti:i:'h nvi.tsu, A Ttestrlvtcil Invltntloii 1,1st Derided t'pnn In Orllrr tn Insure Plenty of ltnnni fr the Dnnrers I.utertnlninrnt for Thnn Who Do Nnt Dnnco Exnlulnalliin. All ndvaneo work for lho first torm nt lhr- i nard ended je.sterdny nftornoon. This was tho eauso of much quiet rejoicing on Hie part of some studontsnnd ovon n bit of llvnir ilomotiBtratroti on tho patt of others. 1 U0 unsophisticated freshmen noior know exactly what lino of conduct to follow; whnther It mako n frank display of tholr greenness nnd inoxperlciico or whether to Mmulnto com pletc Indlfforeiico nnd oien contempt fr ,.ri ordeal which thoy more than half believe lm, been painted for them in exaggerated ..int. What with the varus spun li the ol ler u rls on the absolutely devitalizing tiowcr of exami. nations and thrlr own anticipations of tin, coming ordeal: what with tho dcslro to n. bend and let thlngjtnko their couir-o nnd th very prudont resolve to work ovory mlnuto if tho time, tho freshmen experience tho whole gamut of emotions boforo tho flrt written tet la cone thiough with. Good breeding makes them nretoud to belluvo every story told about; the examinations, no matter Inw Improbable i It scorns, nnd by tho time thoy nro ready 'or the first ono thev are In n state of nervous ap prehension corresiKin ling to stage flight it I seems to bo tacitly agreed by those ivlinhiv . onco passed through the crisis that this kind of shock Is goon for freshmen, teaching thcin nelf-control nnd giving thom proper mental I values, nnd thnt tho occasional let-down win h I cvniuliMtlons lu Ing. slnco realization ne'er I quite equals Anticipation, ercntes n healthful . reaction. Mid-years begin punctually nt'i nk A. M. to-morrow nnd continue until Friday. 1 Feb. It). To tho "coody-goodles." who never shin, r cut or depond on "hots" or other unhallowed bolus, this period Is n season of sacrificial ex altation, throughout which thoy assume tie) cenultio innrtrr noso; but o tho liappj go lucky ones, und there aro n fow such at B.u nard, who draw C's nnd sometimes even II . tho mld-ycars tako on tho chnractor of send holldays, nml us ench examination Is out of tho way they glvo nn exultant llttlo whoop, re lax n bit. try to demorallzo their nnxlous and careworn sisters, and, falling In this, ta:,s themselves off to study out to-morrow's poi tion until nbout midnight, for it Is n pail of tlio Micrlllelal period to brag nbcut how late they sat up tho night before each examlnatl m. As thoro is no work on cither Saturday, and ns each girl usually has threo or four days of rest boforo the work of tho now term begins, tlm old theory that ono must poso ns a martyr ibould be exploded, and the vigorous twontlcth century girl ought to be classed as belonging to tho weaker box If alio can't tako two exami nations a day without feeling herself abused. Work Is work, and every kind of work occa sionally needs pressure, nnd n person Is of small nccouut who always gives out ut tlisi crucial tost. But In spite of lho wear of exnmlnntiors. there nie compensations for Bornehodj., I. r just boforo Lent und lifter ten days of drudg ery the juniors and seniors and such under graduates ns nre lucky enough to hare friends in the upper classes enjoy a burst of gnym in tho junior ball, which comes off on the night of Feb. Hi. As this Is u holiday, on account or Lincoln's Birthday coming on Sunday, tin I Committee of Arrangement has the wlmln day in which to get the building resdy for tlio evening. The members seem to have planned things very wisely this year nnd to have out lined tlio whole schomoior tho entertainment with n view to Boeurlug the maximum amount, of pleasure for every one. They hnve. as. usual, had to stand the complaints that have, goao forth on account of the restricted Invi tntion list, but they have shown n united front and have borne all adverse criticism with Btolcism. But the juniors hnve ftrong moral convictions, and nre a hardy class, too. so time when they onco decided that a dancing party wns a function where people should be r,' to dance ln peace and comfort that meant a. restricted Ilnvltatlon Jllst. Tho committee measured tho Uoor space and calculated the exact number that could dance and re verse without collision, and aftor Btormy srs sionB carried the day for limited numbers. As a matter of fact, tho undergraduates at Bar nard have beon spoiled. While the college was small, and nn audience a necessity, ther WAN) Ini'ltMl tr niro rvr h I ,, r, K,,f f,. ,!. ..n.r were inviteu to everything, but for the pac year or so the junior bnll has boon ruined for every ono by tho crowds that have wedged tbemeclves Into the dancing room, and bo the decision to keep It strictly a olass nffalr seoms a v ery wise ono. Tho juniors number twentj -six and thesenlors twenty-two. To each Junior i is allottod five Invitations and to each senior ono. so that tho total dancing number shom.1 I not exceed 200. To this list must be ndilcd tho mombers of the faculty, the founders, the trusteosandtho patronesses. In order to guard against the cuprlelousness of tho elements, which have played havoo with many of Barnard's best-luld Mihemes this year, tho Boulovard cntranco will bo the only one used, tlio stuirwuy at that end loading to ths cloakrooms on tho seoond nnd third floors. The parlor floor of both Brinckerhoff and Mil bank, with the exooptlon of the trustees' room. Is to be thrown open for dancing, mu slo being provided at two places sufllclcntlr ' ar npart not to Interfere. The matter of dec orations has taxed the powors of the commit tee more than nny other question, but the de. eislon flnnlly arrived at was that garlands of laurel should be used exclusively for the hall nnd stairway" of the mnln building. Another question that has puzzled the com mittee was what to do with thoBO who do nit dauci). Thoso unfortunntoa aro generally left to their own devices, and thoso always lend them to thedatico room, whore they ore sad'v out of place. But ono girl bad a vorltable Illu mination on this point As rlio expressed U: "Oh. girls. I have It! Let's fix the Ella Weed rending; room nnd some of tho other rooms on that floor Into palm rooms, with lots of divans and things, so that tho superior attractiveness of the places will simply keep tho poople In thorn.'" It was agreed that this fine Idea should beloatontod. and It Is confidently oxpecied that the dancing rooms will bo left to tho dancer During tho evening a buffet supper will na served In tho large room directly under tho theatre, and in ordor to stnmn the function ns n eollego affair this will bo decorated In th college colors, blue and whlto. with the time honored and well-worn bunting nnd banner' As thoro is a good deal of floor space In th'i room It is expected thnt poople will be able to Bit while eating, for 'Uil it going to havo a sup per what is n supper. All tho year thoro hns boon a stream of visi tors to tho college wishing ospoclully to see tlm now dormitory, so that th6 reception whlc'i tlio trustee nnvo nlannod for Miss Walker, tho mistress of Flske Hall, on Fob 1, from t until 7, Beems to come most opportunely Tins reception Is to bo given In Flske nail, and ths whole dormitory will be on dress parade T)i nliimnn'. graduates nnd undergraduates'are n vited.nnd asked to come In caps and gowns srd net ns guides to show cuosts through all tin build ngs. UUIIUIllii. TEACHERS' CUT.I.IXB VOlXdH. Surcess of tlm Alliance with Columbia-Tab-Irnux in the Gymnasium. The now Columbia catalogue, just lssue-l. recognizes fully tlio union between the uni voraltr arid tho Teachers' College by Including, for tho first time, tho names of all regular Toaehcrs' Collego studonts, fellows ond schol ars. Tho two Institutions were united about a year ago, and tho nrrangomont has proved most dCBlrablo nnd convenient for the stu dents of Columbia and Bnrnard, ns well as f r thoso of tho Tenders' Collego. Including 1,'JOl) extension students nnd 21 auditors. Hi whole number of students in the Teachers College I) 1.271. The annual winter meeting of the Alumni Association, bold a few days ngo In Mdbanlt Chapel, proved very Interesting to the moi' bf re tho Board of TruBtooa of the Teachers College and the guests. Dr. Charles Cu'l ' Hall delivered a lecture on "Somo Fsfcii't l Elements of tho TruoAcademlo Spirit " Af'er the lecture an Informal reception was he. 1 n H the Urge klndorgarlen room, tho olficors "Ii II association, with Dr. nnd Mrs. Hall reef,. the guests. Tho afternoon closed w ii s pleasant social hour over the teacups. The basketball teams of the Horace Miftt School, both boys and girls, havo been c Ing themselves with glory. The girls' t.ain has won every game it has played this i""r Among the vanquished is the Barnard C ics toam, which soored nothing at all In the irame, , Mrs. Margaret Stanton Laurence, dliect r 'f physical training, has planned to give a 4lii ner this week to the two vjotorlou teu.ii s Last Thursday evening an entertao me I wns held lu the gymnasium or the bee. ' tho Students' Club fund. Gibson tn' o x , . occupied the main place on tho progiai n " , Jlehearsnla for these were in progress r some time, aud tho results worn most -. - , I factory Among the pictures represented w 'Golf Isn't the Only Gamo on Earth, I 1 , American. .Bodyguard," "Selecting i-n 1 ' ; I ployer," "Is a Caddy Always jrcessr I I There were also some puzzle plotures, one f II 5.'i,.'?f T 4K.'.nd.tha..Q". Who'u Bean Ms I I , Within To Want," j 1 J mSmmiS' .- . atH