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NEW YORK HERALD
BROADWAY AND ANN gTKEET. JAMES GORDON BENNETT, PROPRIETOR. Volume Wo. I1T AMUSEMENTS THIS EVENIN6. FIFTH AVENUE THEATRE. Twenty-fourth street.? Akticlk 47. ______ RT. JAMKA theatric. Twenty-eighth street and Broadway -VU. Krot'i Nbw IIihkknioon. BOWERY r n K A TICK, Bowery.?Thk J icw bus?A Lost Lira. _ ( OLYMPIC THEATRE. Broadway.?Tub Ballst Pin TOBIMB or lil'MlTV DUIITT. BOOTH'S THEATRE. Twenty-third st., corner Sixth av?Tub Fool's Rbvbnub. LINA EDWIN'S TIIEATUB, 720 Broadway.-Tuu Powbb or Lor*. ORAND OPERA TIOUSE, corner of Stlt av. and 2SJ St.? Lalla Bookii. WALLACE'S THEATRE, Broadway and 13tli street.? Londoh Assckanub. ACADEMY OF MUSIC. Fourteenth street?Italuk Ol'KKA?WILLIAM TlCLU NIBLO'S GARDEN, Broadway, between Prince and Houston St*.?Black Khihat. WOOD'S MUSEUM, Broadway, corner SOth St.?Per formances a! tor noon uiid evening?Sea or lea. MRS K. B CONWAY'S BROOKLYN THEATRE.? Maubi.b Hkaht. PARK THEATRE, opposite City Rail Brooklyn ? Bur. THEATRE COMIQUE, ftM Broadway.?Comic Yooal iim.i, Nkuro Acts, Ac.?Tub Field or tub Cloth or Oolo. UNION SQUARE THEATRE, Fourteenth st. and Broad way.?Thk vokus Family. TONY PASTOR'S OPERA HOUSE. No. 201 Bowery.? NbUUO EcOK .'IHIc ITIKS, BUHLCS4UKS, AC. SAN FRANCISCO MINSTREL IIALL, 083 llroudway. Tiib Pan Fkam'i&co Miwstrbt.s. PAVILION, No. 688 Broadway, neor Fourth st?Grand CONUBBT. NEW YORK MUSEUM OF ANATOMY. (SIS Broadway. Rl'IBNCK ani> Aut. TRIPLE SHEET. New York, Friday, April 40, 187'J. CONTENTS OF TO-DAY'S HERALD. Paor. 1?Advertlsements. !l?Ad vet tlaemanta. 3?The Charter: U'lso Men of tho Sevenf v Refore the Governor; No H<?i from the Governor and Vo Signature t<> Ihe Charter?I,y man Tremaln: Interview with Him on Hid Posltiou Toward* the liberals?The Cincinnati Con vention: Influx of Liberal Pilgrims to the Shrine of Porkdom?I "resell tatatiou to Hishop M.'Vol'n.v?The National Game?K.u Klux iu <1?Murders In PltUton: The Assassination of \Vis ner Cleared Up; A Self-Convicted Criminal; A i Remarkable Cnse; James P. Hunter, the wii'e Killer, Convicted?Lydla Sherman : Closing Scenes ol lier Trial?Interest lug Proceedings In the United States Supreme and New Vork Courts?The Gordon-Gould Case: Adjourn ment of the Whole Case lutll Thursday Next? Bergh and Brutality?ilre iu Brooklyu?Burg lars Captured. 9?Financial and Commercial: Gold 118V; Excel sior Still the Motto of the Gold Market: Erie and Paclflo Mull to the Front; Higher Prices and Great Excitement: Govern menu Strong, State Bonds and Railway Mortgages Firm and ? Cltv Bank Shares Steady ; Money Easy?Utah: Statement of United States District Attorney ! Bates; The Government Problem Solved?The Kin lit Hour Law?The Xuvler Alumni 1U nnlon?The Methodist Hook Concern?Real ' Estate?Street Dirt at Washington Market Marriages and Deaths. 0?Editorials: Leading Article, "The Alabama Complication* hi Washington?Hie Blunders of Secretary Fish ami th<- Du$j of President j Grant"?Amusement Announcement*. 7?Cable Terrain- from England, Ireland, j Franco. Germany, Spain. Italy. AUHtral.isia, i Fiji Islands, Sandwich Islands, Navigator's ! Islands, Central America and Hayti?News from Washington?Brigliaru Young Released? Business Notices. 8?Brooklyn Legislation?Advertisements. ft?Advertisements. 10?The State Capital: Impeachment of the Judges Delayed; The Local Prohibition Bill Killed In the Senate; Passage of Judd's Jury Bill; The Governor Certain to sign It; a Big Job De feated ; The Amendment to the Railroad Con solidation Act; Comptroller Green and the City's Finances?Resigned Rush Hawkins: A Zouave legislator on His Albany Associates; A Vote at Albany Is as Much an Article of Merchandise as a Harrel of Flour?Shipping Intelligence?Advertisements. 11?Advertisements. Itf?Advertisements. The Southeun Claims Interests which Senator Morrill's amendment to the Deficiency bill would, if made n law, rule out of nil chance of a settlement rest their hopes on the mag nanimity of the House of Representatives to reject it. Friends and Foes of the Charter had a fair chance yesterday of explaining the reasons why the Governor should or should not veto the Seventy's measure for the government of New York. The Governor devoted the day to them, and listened patiently to the arguments of Professor Dwight, who represented the Seventy, and Henry L. Clinton, who repre sented the powers that be. The Governor gave no intimation of what he intends to do. Dr. Howard's Case created a considerable excitement in the House of Representatives yesterday, on a resolution from the Foreign Afiaira Committee, and occupied the entire day, without coming to a vote. The demo crats, as u>';uaL made it the hobbyhorse on which to ride their perpetual arraignment of the administration, and the State Department's course found its champion in Mr. Willard, of Vermont The only result which the debate achieved was drawing bad blood between General Banks and Mr. Dawes, the latter being heartily woaried with waiting for a chanco to take up his beloved Tariff bill. The House will i>robably decide on the resolution to-day. Judd'h Jury Act has at length passed the Senate, and it now goes to the Governor, who will, without doubt, make it a law. This is A triumph for public opinion, and marks a new era in criminal prosecutions in this State. Once on the statute books, it will be a bar to pettifoggiug attorneys and a powerful aid in bringiug to speedy justice criminal offenders. Hereafter no man will be turned away from the jury box, in murder cases, because he has read a newspaper and formed an opinion, and we shall have jurors capable of rendering a common sense verdict The prin ciple of the present law, that the juror shall be unbiassed and capable of pronouncing an un prejudiced verdict upon the evidence, is, of course, retained in the Judd act. The Eruption or Vesuvius. ?Mount Vesu vius continues in most angry eruption. The volcano has reached a pitch of unusual gran deur. New craters have been formed, and streams of lava are belched forth and poured down the sides of tho mountain in every direc tion. Visitors have flocked from all parts of Europe to Naples, and the city is crowded to a most inconvenient extent Whatever may have been tho causc, or whatever may be the object of this great convulsion, whether Damo Nature is acting as the liberator of somo grand essential principle, or working for the destruc tion and eternal consumption of somo terrible wrong, the Neapolitans must certainly acknowledge that bho beats King Bomba all hollow by her cffvrL Tki Alabama Complications at Waih InftoaJflU Blunder* of iKMtarjr Fish and tki Duty of P"*"**4 Grant. The Washington oorrespondenoe of the yosterday and to-day indicator the exlstenoa of a singular state of affolrs at the national oapital In oonneotion with our proscnt oomplioationi with England. It aoema that a powerful lobby has oonoentrated itself at Washington with the unoonoealod purpose of forcing our government to abandon the American oaae as submitted to the Genera Conference. This lobby, we are told, is "peculiarly constituted," being composed of gentlemen interested in foreign securities and in the employment of foreign oapital in this 'country; bankers, who are offering Amerioan investments on the London markot; projectors of railroad and telograph lines, and others with fortunes dependent upon the m&intenanco of peaceful relations between the two groat English-speaking nations whoso hands now meet in friendly grasp across three thousand miles of ocean. Those representatives of the wealth and enterprise of the country have become alarmed at the sudden suspension of our busi ness transactions with England, occasioned by the unfortunate hitch in the settlement of the Alabama claims. To be sure, the oountry is so prosperous, business is so brisk and money so plentiful that the people generally have not discovered the deplorable condi tiou into which England has plunged us; but a New York banking house has offered a first mortgage gold bond of a Western railroad to the Loudon capitalists, and, despite our amiable conduct in the matter of the Erio Itailway, they have buttoned up their pockets and refused a bid; the Northern Pacifio loans have been sent a bogging; private enterprises, although backed by the strongest houses, are deud; Ameri cans cannot sell a bond to Englishmen; and, to crown our misfortunes, Mr. Boutwell's funding policy is arrested, so far as England is concerned, and if the misunderstanding continues the Secretary of the Treasury will be compelled to "fall back on Germany." To an ordinary observer there may seem nothing very alarming in all this. It may be supposed that if Capel Court refuses to buy a sound railroad mortgage bond boaring interest in gold Wall street will be ready to make the in vestment; that Northern Pacifies will fetch what they ure worth in Bome other markets if not in London; that private enterprises of the right sort may find supporters enough at home, and that Germany is not so bad a sourer to rely upon for financial aid after all But the Washington Alabama lobby has a keener sense of the importance of British capital, and hance it has undertaken the work of patching up a compromise between the two nations and is engaged in sounding both sides to ascertain whether its proposition is agreeable to both parties to the controversy. One gentleman takes Secretary Fish in hand, and, with "most doleful accounts of the anger and mortifica tion of England," urges upon the too willing Minister an absolute withdrawal of our case. Another "friend of the administration" broaches the subject informally to Sir Edward Thornton, the British representative at Wash ington, who generously expresses his "hearty acquiescence" in any proposition contemplat ing a settlement of the difficulty at the ex pense of America, and has no doubt of the consent of his government to such an ar rangement A third "indirect friendly source" employs the cable to feel the pulse of the English Cabinet on the question of the pro posed compromise in case it should tako an official shape. Thus half a dozen fingers are thrust into tho political dish at the same moment, heedless of tho old adage which teaches us that too many cooks spoil the broth. It will probably occur to most of our read ers that interested parties outside the govern ment however respectable in character and position, are not exactly the proper persons to attempt the settlement of a grave national complication. The people will find it difficult to recognize any difference in principle be tween the Washington Treaty lobby and the lobby that has been busy at the national capi tal all tho winter endeavoring to force through Congress grants and subsidies for railroads and steamship linos. The one is at least as ?y -v ,ff ? * / - TV \TL. L- . - patriotic in its professions as the other. The ono avows its object to bo tho building up of American commerce, urges the importance of an American mercantile marine as the basis of a strong naval force, and grows eloquent in lamentations over the absence of our flag from the seas; the other, while aiming a deadly blow at the self-respect and pride of Ameri cans, uses honeyed words to lull the pain of the wound, and keeps on hand a plentiful sup ply of fine phrases in regard to tho national honor. Tho aim of the ono is to de plete tho public purse for private en terprises; the object of the other is to sacrifice public policy for personal gain. Gut independent of tho immodiate designs of thoso who are now volunteering their services in the field of diplomacy, it is as inexpedient to jxrmit tho intermeddling of outride parties in i tho affairs of nations oh in the uflairs of fami ! lies. Tho nearer tho people can be brought j together the less likelihood is there of quarrels and dissensions. The war of the rebellion was precipitated by tho blunders of politicians and the officious ser vices of go-between* If tl*> men of intelli gence honest jurpow who formed tho bulk of (ha populatoJD In tho Northern and Southorn Statos ooul^ hiVG Z? iui talked together there would here boon no ~jir.. ? -_j trampling upon the American flag at Charles ton, and the eurrender at Ap pomattox Court House would not have been required m an atonement for that oot In our present difficulty, If the people of England and America oould stand faoe to face, tholr sound senso and manly feeling would point out to them a short road out of tholr difficul ties. Both nations desire peaoe, and, if loft to themsolves, no disturbance of tholr frlondly relations is likely to ooour. Americans have too reoently felt the mlflorlos of war on their own soil to think lightly of such a calamity. At the closo of the rebellion, only seven yearn ago, hun dreds of thousands of desolated homes taught us that peace is indeed a blessing and war a fearful scourge. But, unhappily, the fate of a people depends too ofton upon the aotrt of iucompotent politicians, and two nations are frequently hurried into war through the indiscreet zeal of those who pro fess to bo tho best friends of peace. It is against such u danger that we now desiro to warn the administration at Washington, and it is because experience has taught us to distrust the services of officious medi ators that wo donounoe tho attempt of an inter ested lobby to lead the government of the Unitod States into now complications under tho guiso of an honorable compromise. Tho people of America will bo proud and glad to learn that President Grant himself discourages these new endeavors to induce an abandonment of the American case, llo regards tho question as closed so far as our chums are concerned, and recognizor no other power tlian that of the tribunal agreed upon in the Treaty of Washington os competent to decide the question of thoir validity. This is precisely the seutiment of the American people. Grave doubts havo l>een entertained of tho exjwdiency of our claims for indirect damages; but tliis is no longer an open point in the con troversy. Whon the demand was originally made in sonorous tones by Senator Sumner many prudent and patriotio citizens deplored tho rashness of tho enthusiast. But the Ameri can caso was prepared with a full knowl edge of these facts and in conformity with our rights undor tho terms of the Treaty of Washington. It is, indeed, doubtful whether a complete and final settlement of the differ ences between tho two governments could ever havo been reached without tho consideration and decision of this question of consequential damages, from the first moment it was clothed in language by Senator Sumner. At tho same time, tho American people liave never contemplated the collection of any such amount of money compensation as seems to bo involved in these claims. Let the decision Of the arbitrators be what it may, we should be willing as a nation to forogo every dollar not strictly the rightful property of individual claimants. But having made out our case in good faith, and in accordance with our rights under a treaty solicited by England, the American people will demand, with their President, that it shall go intact before the Geneva Tribunal for its consideration and judgment. Should England obstinately rcfuao to abide by her own plan of settlement the Treaty of Wash ington must become waste paper, and the differences between the two nations must remain for settlement in the future. To this termination of the dispute our own people will not object. They hold a perpetual mortgage against the British government in the Ala bama claims, and have no apprehension as to the security of their debt. They would not dream of making the refusal of present pay ment a cause of war, and certainly England could not draw the sword becauso of her own postponement of the settlement she has herself sought. Our people aro, therefore, contented to abide the course of events, satis fied with the decision of the Geneva Tribunal, should the treaty bo carried out in good faith? equally contented to return to the status l>eforo the treaty, should it bo torn into fragments. Wo do not, however, desiro to conceal or ignore the fact that the blundering diplo macy of incompetent men has brought ttie two nations into an unfortunate, if not a critical, condition. Mr. Glad stone, on tho English side, and Mr. Fish, on our own side, have done their best to draw deplorable evils upon us, and if we escape it will not be attributable to their wisdom or prudence. They have been play ing with fire, heedless of tho destruction and misery a stray spark might occasion. The people of England and America are high spirited, bold and impetuous. Bud blood has been engendered between them, not by any fault of their own, but through tho stupidity or selfishness of two Cabinet Ministers. A harsh word sj>oken by cither government now, a rash act on cither side, could not be explained or re called and would assuredly bo resented. The Americans would bitterly deplore war; yet, should tho government draw the sword, the people would rush to arms, as the mon of the North rose as ouo man to crush rebellion and preserve the Union. It would Ik; tho same with the people of England, who would stand by their government to tho death in such an hour of trial. The knowl edge of theao facts should make tut ;tll the mora eayer ou both sides to lid ourselves of the metj who havo * ? t"T*- .?.?"* *? drawn these dapgors upon us. England is about to depose Mr. Gladstoue from power, and It Is the duty of President Grant to relive the American nation of Socrotury Fish. His present evldoni endonemont of tho soheraM of the lobby At Washington only rondom the blunders he hM horotoforo com mitted tho more unpardonable. If our action In the preparation of our ooae was rash and lnoonsidorato, the blame attaohos to him, and an attompt now to make a disgraceful retreat oomes with An 111 graoc from tho author of tho troublo. We havo supported tho Ad ministration of Proiddont Grant booauso of its straightforward honesty and its manly vin dication of tho national honor. Wo now oall upon him to dismiss from his Cabinet an offi cer whose Judgment is unreliable and whose acts would compromise the honor of the nation. He oannot afford to retain Secretary Fish in his counsels, and the sooner he requests his resignation the better he will please the peoplo who havo given him thoir confidence, and whom) trust in him is still unshokeu. The Trouble In Bp?ln?Ammleu* and the Carlliti. The Carlist rising in Spaiu has assumod more alarming proportions than ut one time was doomed possible. It is quite manifest that Don Carlos and his friends are determined to make one more vigorous effort if it should be the last Evidently preparations for tho Htruggle have been made on a scale of consid erable magnitude. Large bodies ot men are in the field and well armed, and already thrco provinces aro declared in a state of siege. French reports state that Don Carlos is on the soil of Spain at the head of ton thousand men. It is allegod that his supporters have arranged an understanding of perfect accord with the republicans, insuring a plau of field and municipal strategy which is to be directed against the forces of the King. The minis terial party in Madrid is quite animated in its defence of the Crowu. It is not our opinion that tho Carlists can win. Don Carlos, like the Count de Chaiubord, rep resents legitimacy and divino right?the dead ami tho buried past. Itovolutions never go Itackward. The cause of the elder brauchos of tho royal houses in Spain and in France is as hopeless as was that of the Stuarts after the llight aud dethronement of James tho Second of England. Pretenders may appear, genera tion after generation, but the claims of legiti macy and divino right are but little likely to command much attention. Amadous shows so much of a willingness to do what is right that ho ought to have a fair trial His speech, delivered at the opening of the Cortes, is full of good sense and manly sentiment. He sought not the position which he now fills; ho has no desire to romaiu against the will of tho Spanish people; but so long as ho does remain it is his determination to rule vigorously within the limits of the constitu tion. If the factions bury their differences and fight as one man in the interest of law and order the Carlist insurrection will have but a short existence. Here, however, lies the diffi culty. It is not at all impossible that the fac tions may seek to make the Carlist rising sub serve their own private ends. In such a case the wisest thing for Amadeus to do would be to retire, shake the dust of Spain from off his feet, and leave his friends and his foes alike to make the best of what begins to seem already a hopeless situation. A Hohenzollern would, perhaps, bo the next choice; and a Hohen zollern, with a Bismarck at his back, might be the best thing possible for Spain and the Spaniurds. Brigham Young Discharged. ?The Mor mon leaders have certainly fulfilled their vows to the Prophet of Utah, and in such a man ner that it might almost be surmised they had long since received authoritative assur ance of victory over their alleged oppressors. The means employed to effect the release of the prisoner, as stated in our special despatch to-day, show clearly enough the respect in which the law is held in the Territory. The case of Brigham Young was taken before the Probato Court, an inferior tribunal, on habeas corpus, and the Judge, a representative Mormon, plainly told the counsel for the United States Marshal that Utah must govern herself; that the higher Courts, presided over by Chief Justice McKean and his associates, were fraudulent and illegal; their decisions were worthless and in no wise binding on the people there, and that neither protest nor threat would induce him to hold the prisoner. The Question of Religion in England.? The British House of Lords during the ses sion hist night debated a measure having for its object the payment of Boman Catholic chaplains for their services in the prisons of Great Britain. Lord Oranmore opposed the measure strenuously, classing its intention as an evidence of the "prctensionTof the Church of Rome." The bill was passed by a vote of fifty-eight to twenty-two members. One can scarcely understand the point of ground of the objectors. It is cortainly fair that Boman Catholic clergymen should be paid for their services in the government jails and hospitals of England, as are the priests of other persua sions. None should suffer a want of religious consolation, even when under condemnation for crime. England violates no principle or tenet of the Established Church in the matter, as Iler Majesty the Queen has already com missioned Boman Catholic chaplains to serve with the army in India and the colonies, and spasmodic efforts made with the view of roll ing back the influences and legitimate conse quences of the Emancipation act of 1829 are not at all creditable to the Christian genius and manly spirit of Lord Oranmore and the twenty-one ''other men" who voted with him. The Goat Island Job, which was passed by the House on Wednesday last, does not look as if its chances in the Senate are improved. The two California Senators?Cole and Cas serly?have rods in pickle for the members of the House from that State who championed the grant., and in doing so managed to impugn the conduct of the Senators in opposing the Html. There will bo a lively time when it comes np in the Senate, and it is safe to pre sume the Central Pacific lobby wiJJ be very busy in the mvantuue, PERSONAL Ex-Governor W. n. Lawrenco, of Khodo Island, la at the Brevoort House. Oolonol L. L Day, of Peoria, III., has ti?arter8 at the Grand Central Hotel. Oolonel J. A. Vlall, Superintendent of Indian Affairs, yesterday came to the St. Nicholas Hotel from Washington. Colonel James G. 0. Dodge, of Boston, Is stopping at the Fifth Avenue Hotel. (lonertU U. Btnrm, of Indiana, Is sojourning at the Metropolitan Hotel. Goneral M. It Patriok, of the United Statea Army, has qunrtora at Karle's Hotel. General Green OUy Bmlth, of Kentuoky, Is at the Rt. Nicholas Hotel. judge J. G. Abbott, of Boston, has arrived at the Drovoort Honso. H. 0. uanflolil, flolloltor of the Treasury Dopart mont at Washington, Is staying at tho Bt. Denis Hotel. . General W, IWasloff, of Denmark, is at the Bre voort House. He arrived by the stoamshlp Cuba, ou Tuesday evening. It was this oflloor who, In 18fl?, negotiated the troaty ol sale of tho Island of Bt. Thomas botwoon Denmark and the United States. The sale, however, was ratllled by nelthor govern ment. MUSIC AND THE DRAMA. Grand Farewell Performances at the Opern. Tho last subscription night of the Parepa-Hosa opora season occurs this evening, wheu "William Tell" will bo aguln presented to the public. On to morrow the last mattude of the operatic season will bo given. "Martha" has been selected by special doslre. Owing to tho want of time tho first presenta tion of this opera by the Parepa-Kosa Company was not so satisfactory as might have been wished. The management promise a marked Improvement ou Saturday. Next week the Italian opera season closes finally with the farewell performances of tho Parepa-Hosa and Strakosch companlos. All the resources of tho two managements will bo put Into requisition to make the leave-taking memorable. Opora for two nights will blaze up with unwonted brilliancy in order that we may all the more poignantly feel the eilt>ct of tho glooiu which will fall on the musi cal world when the bright stars of soug are hidden from our sight. On Monday evening the "Swedish Nightingale" makes her final bow, In company with M. Jumet, to the New York public, and on Tuesday Parepa-Hosa and the wonderful combination com pany take leavo of a public to whoso delectation they have ministered with a success that has rarely been equalled. In order to Increase the Importance of these occasions the performances In both cases will consist In selections from favorite operas In which the artists have attslued the largest measure of success. The Strakosch company will put forward all Its strength, and wheu wo remember what a host Mile. Nilsson Is lu horselt we can form some no tion of the brilliancy that iuay be hoped for in the performance ou Monday evening next. Mile. Nllssou will be supported by Miss Carey, Brlgnoll, Jamet, Harrd and a number of other well known artists. Acts from "Travlata." the mad scene from "Lucia" and the last grand scene from "Hamlet will be presented. All the unrivalled power of the song it ress will be called into requisition, aud the pub lic will have an opportunity of hearing her In many of her best riiWs, In which she has al ready gained a world-wide reputation. lhe excitement In musical circles about the farewell performance Is lutense, and the rush for places un exampled. it is expected that Monday night will be one of the most memorable that tho Academy lias vet witnessed lu point of brilliancy anil enthu siasm. The orchestra will be under tho distin guished direction of Max Maretzek. Nothing more clearly Indicates the range and versatility of the Parepa-Hosa company and Its excellent composition than the programme which is offered for Tuesday night. It In cludes selections from Italian. French. English and German operas. The tirst act of the "Postilion of Lonjumeau" will he pre sented, In order to allow \\ achtel to give his cele brated whip song, with which he hearts of our Herman citizens. The Bohemian tiirl" will afford Santley aud Parena full scope for < he display of their best powers. Sunt ley wlllsi? the charming melody. "The Heart Bowed Down, and Parepa-Hosa "Marble Halls. From IlTrova tore" Miss Phillips will give her most effective and dramaticiniumw, "Stride laA ampa and the II Rac conto." Santlev will sing the "II Balen, and W ach tel the grand aria, "De Quella Ptra," one of his most effective efforts. The performance will be brought to a close bv the fourth act of tho "Huguenots. "La Benediction des Poignards" and the grand chorus, as well as the duet by Wachtel and Mme. Parepa Hosa will also be given. We have Ini this programme such an embaras rich&me that it would be cult to find such a feast even in the great European capitals that we are wont to look upon as the chosen homes of the Muses. Of the success of the performance there can be no question. It will be a triuninh such as has l>cen rarely If ever seen In NewTork What will lend special Interest to both farewell performances is the circumstance that with in a few hours all the prominent artists will depart from our shores, not to visit them aguln for some years. In the case of Mile. Nilsson we believe there will bo added tho interest which always attends a beautiful and accomplished woman at that eventful moment of her existence when she has decided to take the Important step that affects so seriously her after life, and which we cull by the name of matrimony. Such, at least, Is tho rumor in quarters that ought to be well informed. So that. New York on Monday night may indulge In a little slipper throwing with perfect propriety. Ntrinway Hall?Hrr(;nrr,n r?nrrrt. The favorite violoncellist, Fred Bergncr, who has been for many years one of the shining lights of the Philharmonic Society ami who stands unrivalled as a 'cello player, hail a concert last night at this hall, in which he was assisted l>y Miss Anna Hlmon and Messrs. Damrosch, Mills, Mat/.ka and Bchluersel. The concert opened with Haydn's quartet In D, opus 04, for violins, viola ami 'cello, which was ren dered with a precision and nicety of expression rarely heard in concerted pleccs of this kind. Miss Simon sang an aria from "The Marriage of Figaro," and a song, "Frtlhlingslied," by Mendelssohn. Mr. Mills Invested a Chopin impromptu, opus 66, with the delicacy and dreamy poetry It demanded, and followed it with an Cliule mprice by himself. I)r. Damrosch's violin playing has beronio one of the most interesting and welcome pictures in a metropolitan concert, although we would prefer hearing him otherwise than in a transcription of a piano work of Chopin. The nocturne In 11 minor, opus 9. and the waltz, opus 42, which he selected, do not entirely depend on the melody for their effect. No instrument ocside the piano can ever give them all their beauty and poetry. Bergncr played Rum mer's Russian fantasia with his characteristic finish and breadth of tone, and concluded the concert by Introducing for the first time in public a very young pupil of his, Master F. Kammerer, with whom he played a grand elegiac nocturne by Charles Schuberth. The new asinranl for public honors made a very pjoiulftlng iWbtit, and, considering what a trying instrument he has chosen, his success was remarkable. Firmness of toije and precision In exjcutlyn ere Specially de maB>1e:l for 'CCiio, anil in these particulars ffaster Kammerer left nothing to be desired. And, ri regard to this subject, we would ad vise other young men of misical proclivities to devote themselves to this Instrument. It Is al ways easy to And violinists and pianists In social circles, but when a trio or quartet of chamber mu sic Is desired?and, after all, what is more charming for the fireside?? violoncellist ii scarcely attaina ble. The 'cello is an instrument which is capable of giving expression to poetic, sentiments which tho violin knows nothing at>out, awl It Is the neces sary complement of any musical venture In the regions of concerted works. With It one can enjoy Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven at their own firesides fully as much w at a Philhar monic concert, and without ft one has the violin and the piano alone for such works, like a house without foundation. A good pianist and good violinist are always welcomc and by no means scarce in this city, but the 'cello Is u rara uvl# in our Mian*, and yet It is as necesiary as either of the other instruments. Therefore it should l>c cul tivated some in this city, until eaflh musical family can have a little orchestra of itsown, as one may tlnd everywhere In Germany. Union League Theatre-JSIgnor Agra monte'i Concert. Tills handsome llttlo theatre was crowded to overflowing last night, and no more (tistingu audience could be desired. Slgnor Agramonto is a prominent professor of music heir, and he gave a very delightful musical entertaliment. Many of the ladies and gentlemen who appeared, although not claiming tho title of artists, would, neverthe less, have astonished some of thole who appear In public as such. Fresh, young, sy input he tie voices and an evident earnestness of pmposo made the performance in many respects a relief from the stereotyped exhibitions of puMlc perform ers. The following will show the Interest ing nature of the selections, and the ladles and gentlemen who appeared in the lburth actof "Kr naril," with tho following cast:?Mvlra, Miss Katie Smith; Krnani, Mr. 11. Stanflfld; Don Buy Home* , de silva, Signer F. F. Martinet: supported by a full I cuvru* ?f auiutcura ami uu wcuc?tr? of twenty iwr formers, under the direction ofHtjrmrE.AgYv J* Trio, "William Toll" (ltossini), Mr. Sheltoa, % Berber, Sljfiior Garibaldi; lotmin/.a, "L'Bapu iArdlti), Mr. H. Stanfleld; air, "L'Ombre" (Motow), Ira. Musgrave; roinanzu, "Salve Dlnoru" (Gounod). Mr. W. S. Loggat; cavatlna, "All I quel Glorno (?' (Kosslnll, Miss Anna Bulkley; quartctto, "lUta nlau" (Donizetti), Mr. Leggat, Mr. H. Millard, Mr. Macdonald, Mr. Snyder. Mr. Fowler, Mr. Chapman* Slgnor Garibaldi, Mr. Belle. The first act of the new ojifra ootnUjue, "L'Ombre"Madame Abellle, ? ?ouug widow, Miss A. OUartrand: Jeanne, a maid. Ira. J. 0. Mackenzie; Fabrioe, a sculptor I>r Ghlstnnl Durant: Antoine Mirouet, a country doc tor, Slgnor F. F. Martinet. Metropolitan Uouip. "Article 4T" is in preparation at the Brooklra Theatre. Foster is preparing 'The Swamp Angela" for tha Bowory. A rhllharmonlo rehearsal takes place ta-dav at the Ac ademy. ??-u?7 n Mr. Josh Hart announces that on Mar 1 he wIM become the solo lessee of the Comlque. Miss Agnes Palmer announces her musical sotrto to take place at Cbickering llall ou April w. Mr. Edwin Booth appears to-night as Bertuccio (his grandest character) in "The Fool's Kereuge." Mr. A. A. Favarger announces a musical ana dramatlo entertainment ut the Union League The atre for Saturday evening. The amateur Philharmonic Society of New York give a oonoert at De Garmo's llall ou Saturday evening, Bouanltz being the conductor. Mr. Daly has engaged a very large company fov the Grand Opera House next season, which will open In August with the fairy comic opera, "King Curette," by Messrs. Sardou uud Offenbach. Mile. Canissa, who has made quite a hit in Phila delphia in the rOle of Flllua in "Mlgnon," BrignoU. Mullor and the Ninth regiment Baud appear at Utc next Sunday coucert of the Grand Opera House. Tho programme of the concert of George W. Mor gan at tho Brooklyn Tabernacle on Haturday night comprises llftcou choice selections, in whion Mad ame rarepa-Kosa, Miss Phillips, Mile. Kllontena "*"* Messrs. Itowler. Thomas, Salcedo, Moroslal, Wat tles, Toulmlu, \V hlteley and ltlalle take part. Mr. Jerome Hopkins, having given up the evening of April ao to the Parepa-Uosa troupe, announces the postponement of tho Orpheonlst Spilngtlde Fes tival until May (I, when It will be given at tha Academy of Music. Great preparations are being made for this event. Miss Cassie Ueuz and Mr. H. Hermann being the soloists. , Frail* Abt, the celebrated German song writer, loft Europe April 20 ou ouc of the Bremen steamer* and will urrive in New York May X The New York Mederkruuz Society, the llrst German organization In the uouutry, will teuder Abt, who Is their honor ary member, a grand testimonial concert, which will take place at Steiuwuy llall on May 18. Professor Mulder, having arrived from Enrope, announces a season of Gorniun opera to couimenco ut the Stadt Theatre on Mouduy with "La Juive," wl?h Madame Fabbrt, Mile. Clara Tori, Jacob Mtll ler, Richard, dramatic tenor from the Dresden Opera House; Elseubuch, lyrlo tenor from the Im perial Stadt Theatre, l'cslh, and Wicgand, basso profundo from Darmstadt. On Thursday a grand testimonial concert will be tendored to Mine. Mun/.occhi, at Steluway Hall, at which a number of our leadliig artists will appear. Miss Adelaide Phillips, the favorite prima itoniM, who is so deservedly popular wltti the musical world, lias klndl.v consented to sing. She will be assisted by Mrs. Elder, Miss Cornelia Stetson, Ade laide Mun/.occhi, Slguor Brlgnoll, Ferrauli, S. B. Mills, Lindsay Bloper, Mr. Morgan, organist, and Seftor Amello Agrumonte will act as conductor. Madame Murlo-Celll, oue of the loading nuisio teachers la this city, gave an operatic entertain ment on Tuesday evening ut the Illjou Theatre, In Sixteenth street, In which a number of her pupils took part. The programme Included parts of the first uud lust acts ol "Norma," in which Miss Seton, a young lady who Is preparing herself for the stage of the Academy, and who possesses a voice of much power and Hue cultivation, appeared In the title rOW. A portion of the "Favorlta" succeeded, in which Madame l)e Sols, as Leonora, exhibited tal ents oru hitch order, and Mr. Gottschulk's tine bari tone voice guve effect to the row of Alfonso. Mad ame Murlo-Celll conducted on the occasion anil materially aided the performance. The chorus, principally composed of her pupils, did their work creditably. THE GRAND BENEFIT MATINEE. The attention of the readers of the Herald has l>eeu requested to bo culled to the fact that Mr. Lester Wallack has Riven auothcr Instance of hia public spirited generosity and benevolence by of fering to Mrs. Judge Roosevelt, as President of the Fair Association, a great benefit matintfe, the pro ceeds to go to the general fund of the Homoeopathic Surgical Hospital. All the oitlclals of this favortto theatre and the actors have kindly volunteered their services, and seein desirous of making this benefit matlntfe a success financially as well ns artistically. Sherldau's great comedy "The Rivals," will bo pre sented with a powerful cast of such artists as Gil bert, Brougham, Btoddart, Mrs. Clara Jennings, Madame Ponlsl. MIsm Helen Tracy and others. The time appointed for the matinee Is Wednesday. May 8, at half-past one P. M. A booth has been opened In the fair for the sale of the tickets. Die grams of the theatre, with all the seats numbered, wtll be kept In full view that purchasers may readily selert and secure their seats (all seats re served). The fair closes on .Saturday evening with a grand promenade concert by the "Twenty-second Regiment Band. During the afternoon, from two till six, of that day music will be furnished by the First rnlted States Artillery Band, from Fort. Hamilton. ART BALE. The collection of paintings by Mr. Louis Lang which have been on view at the lasavitt Art Itooma for the past week will be sold by auction this even ing. Mr. Lang Is a well known and popular local artist., who Is about to proceed to Europe, and la desirous of disposing previous to Ids departure of such works us have remained on his hands. The salo also Includes Ills studio furniture aud souie rare prints. OBITUARY. Paraa Btevena. Mr. Paran Stevens died at his residence, on Fifth avenue, In this city, at the hour of half-past ten o'clock last night. He was currted oir by an at" tack of peritonitis. Mr. Stevens was known widely and favorably for his busiuess activity aud enter prise. Ho was the first proprietor of the Revere llnuse, Boston, and at Intervals subsequently principal proprietor of the Revere aud Tre mont Hotels, Boston; the Fifth Avenue Hotel. New York, and the Continental, Philadel phia. Before the breaking out of the war for the Union he wns the head of the Buttle House, Mobile. Mr. Stevens was a man of remark able erf rgy and ability. He was self-made, but of refined tastes, ami very delicate and equitable both in his sentiment, feeling and every day dealings. He was an enthusiastic patron of art, and Uboral and just towards his fellow men and employes. He had just completed the finest apartment house in the world, in his manner Mr. Stevens was kind, and genial, and had been long since ranked as a true man and good by Ids many acquaintances and friends both In Europe and America. George F. Port. George F. Fort, ex-Governor of New Jersey, died at his residence, New Egypt, In that State, on the ulglit of Wednesday, the 23d Inst. Oeorge F. Fort was born In Burlington connty, N. J., in 1800. He was educated for the medical profession, aji\l became a physician ?f pj>yU?U^n._arjd had for' raa*ly years a larg6 practice both In Burlington and Monmouth counties. By his plain habits, aiTable and courteous manners and high professional at tainments he won a host of personal friends. Many years ago he removed to Monmouth, and lived in that portion of that county which was set off to form tho new county of Ocean. In 1844 I)r. Fort was clected t* tlio Constitutional Convention, and was there distinguished for his thor oughly democrats coursc. In the same year ha was elected to the House of Assembly, and In 184ft was elected State Senator for three years. His votes, while a member of the Legislature, were always recorded In accordance with democratic principles. In tty Constitutional Convention on the question of equalizing taxes lie voted for the alK?llllon of the freehold qualification. While a member of the House and Senate ho served ou tho Judiciary Committee, and earned an enviable refu tation for sagacity, prudence, Judgment and dis crimination. Ho was ever ready Tn debiite and thoroughly versed In all matters pertaining to tho State. In the month of Sep tember, 18R0, he was nominated for Gov ernor by one of the most enthusiastic con ventions ever held In Trenton, and In November, after a hard struggle with the old whig parti, wa? elected over his opponent, Mr. John Rtink, or Hun terdon. During his occupancy of the gubernatorial chair he pursued an honest and upright coursc, and at the expiration of his term of ofiico retired, leaving behind a record honorable to himself and the party ho represented. He was subsequently appointed a Judge of the Court of Errors and Ap peals, which office he held for the full term. Since retiring from this position ho has held no publlci office. He believed firmly in the doctrine of "tha greatest good for the greatest number." William C. Clerk. William 0. Clerk, an emlnont lawyer and Attorney General for New Hampshire, died a' his residence In Manchester, tn that state, yesterday evening^ lie was taken off by on attack of conges tlon of tho luDgs. Mr. Clerk suffered se verely from the Illness during five days previous to his decease. He was sixty two years of ago. Ho was appointed Attorney General oi New Hampshire by the lato Governor Gllmoro In isna. He was for more than twenty years an active member of tho Hlilsboro county bar. Mr. Clerk leaves a widow aud four children.