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BROADWAY AND ANN STREET. JAMES GORDON BENNETT, JFOPRIETOH WEEKLY HRBALD?<>?? collar per y#ar, free of po?t NOTICE TO BU BBC RIB ERA ? Remit in drafts on New York or Post Office money orders, and where neither of the?e rftit be procured bend th* money In a rttfist*r*<l letter. AH money remittee si risk or sender In order tu injure atienti-n subsciiber* wishing their address changed must fire their old hm well an their new adilrtfss. All business. new* let ter- or telegraphic despatches must feo ador*s?ed N>u York IUkai.d. Letters and parKHie' shoulo be properly sealed. K ejected cmijuiuijicittionfc will u< I bo rdlurueX o- ?? fJIILADF-LPlllA OFF ICE?NO. 112 SOCTI1 SIXTH HTKEET. M? DON OFFICE OF the NEW YORK HERALD? N<i. ?<? FL1- (? T hTKEH PAKIS oKl IC>---?t? WKNUK Di'. l.'OPERA. JKIII'IO rxkihitur- III ll" h'tmuiliimul KzjHMitiimm? tbtir Irflrrn it' jiottj.iiul) atkirr?tii to ihr care "/ our 1'uru qfirt im or chut '/'? >Aplt> I KKK'K?.no. 7 STKADA PACE. 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SUNDAY. OCTOBElt 20. 1878. The probabilities arc that the weather in i\cw York and its vicinity to-day trill be cool aiul clrar or fair. To-morrow it will he fair and cool, followed by rising temperature. Wall Street Yesterday.?The stock mar ket was fairly active, and prices were well sustained, with a general upward move ment. Gold was steady all day at 100to. Government bonds were firm, States steady and railroads quiet. Money on call was easy at 0 a 7 per cent, closing at 4 per cent. A Most Remakkaklk, sad and romantic story appears to-day under the head "Life Without Food." Reports of the late hurricane continue to come in from sea. ami they are all uncompli mentary. No One who reaO.s our reports to-day of sports and amusements will complain of any lack of means of recreatiou in the vicinity of j New York. Some Raiie and Beautifi-i, Treasures, which will soon agaiu be returned to their hid ing places, are mentioned in our notes of the Loan Exhibition. Some Interesting Particulars of the great est fair devised iu New Yorlfsinoe the old days of the "Sanitary Association" will be found in another column. Mr. Moody should time his efforts better. He is now at Chicago, whereas New York will be until election day the headquarters of Satan in the United States. The Repaihs Made to the engine of the war sloop Enterprise while on the Amazon were ex tremely creditable to American ingenuity, but how cauie the vessel to get to sea without proper repairing facilities and materials ! Another Mich Married Man appeared in eourt yesterday, and several deceived women are iudignaut and inconsolable. Unmarried ladies will probably continue to place their hearts where they please, but would it not be well for them, before forming life partnerships, to make at least as careful inquiries as men do before taking business partner? for a short term of years f Another Body of Men have been setting Holy Writ at naught. According to the Bible no one attempts to rob a strong man without first binding him : but a couple of burglars with designs against the property of Barnuin's giant conceived the unorthodox idea of waiting until tlie strong man was away from home. It is gratifying to rea<l that these free thinkers lost their plunder and tlieir liberty too. Cold Weather and an occasional frost are doiug for the yellow fever districts what human efforts have been powerless to accomplish, and the number of new cases diminishes rapidly. Now letthe Sooth take pattern after the Brazilian cities, which are cleaning, draining. lilling in and doing all other sanitary work that suggests itself, in order to be prepared in time for the next hot season. Two Decisions, very important as precedents, have just been rendered by the Supreme Court of the United States. In the case of Chester A. Arthur. Collector of the l'ort of New York, vs. .Joseph W. and Frederic X Goddani, in \ error to the Circuit Court of the Southern Dis trict of New York, the Court decided that the act ual dutiable value of a bill of imported goods, when determined by construction of in voice, was that sum which remuuod after de duction ol disco*ut fur cosh, even tnough cash was not paid, but charged against the pur chaser on general MXoUfit. In the ense of .Hhilla be r vs. Robinson, appeal from the ?'irc-uit Court of the Eastern district of New York, the Court affirms the strictness with which conveyances made under mortgages should be exi The Weather?Tie centre of i> ?t ba rometer continues on the New England coast, but is moviug slowly northeastward to Nova Scotia, attended by light rains. Westward* of the Allegheny Mountains, over the lake region aud the Gulf of Mexico clear weather prevails with the advanoc of the high pressure from the Southwest; but In the Northwestern districts the barometer i* falling, with incrensmg south erly winds. Over the lakes and all the region eastward of the Mississippi Valley westerly and northwesterly winds prevail, with decidedly lower temperatures. North to northeast winds ?re experienced on the Gulf coast. In the \\ est and Northwest the temperature tins risen. In a day or two the favorable conditions in the yel low fever districts will probably change again to warm and damp weather, which may cause a tempoi ar \ increase in the death rati I lie weather in New York and its vicinity tiMiay will be cool and clear or fair. To-morrow it will be fair and cool, 1 olio wed by rising tempera ture. Real Ratate Proipectl. A Chicago journal reports a promising rise there in the prices oireal estate, shown by recent sales. There are occasional re ports of this kind from other quarters; and we have no doubt that where men want a piece of real estate and the owners know it the price asked and paid is often good enough. For the present, however, there ifi more demand for productive farms in different parts of the country, than for city property; and the people who have sold the most real estate?barring of course the Sheriff?in the last ten years are the land grant railroad companies, some of whom have done a handsome business. It may be said without exaggeration that a not incon siderable part of our population has in the last five years removed from cities to the country to engage in agriculture, and this is one of the best results of the industrial depression. There is nowhere in this coun try now any speculative demand for real estate; but the number of sheriffs' sales seems to be diminishing; the dreary list of foreclosures which Western as well as East ern city journals for a long time gave is shortened of late; and here and there we notice evidences that capitalists are quietly making purchases at the present low rates, evidently with a hopetul view of the future and with practical purposes. All this should not encourago the merely speculative holders, for their turn will not come lor a good while yet. The people who, for a year or two to come, and perhaps for a longer time, will buy real estate, are people who want homes, and they will buy, not in blocks, but in lots, and at moderate prices. So far as New York is concerned the building of the elevated roads will give a healthful impetus to the settlement of the upper part of tho island, which property owners there can easily check by raising prices beyond the means or the expecta i tions of the class who will seek pleasant suburban homes lor their families, and who expect to get half acTe or acre plots conveniently placed at moderate rates. Ileal estate owners in the upper end of the island and the lower end of West chester county would be wise if they com bined to keep down prices and to offer fa vorable inducements to men of moderate means to buy and build. Merely specula tive building would be a blunder; but who ever offers half acre lots at moderate rates to buyers who will guarantee to build for their own use, and is able at the same time to offer small loanB on mortgage to such buyers to help them make their improvement, will probably secure safe and good -returns. Business has set tled down to a pretty solid basis now, and a considerable number of people of small means and moderate incomes are laying by money and would like to live outside of the crowded parts of the city. Thousands of such people have in past times gone to New Jersey; other thou sands will prefer the upper part of New York Island if the rapid transit roads are completed and well managed, and if the owners of real estate in that region take pains to attract them. Tlio pricfs of real estate are undoubtedly low, bnt there can be no general rise until i there has been a great revival of business. Land is notoriously the last to feel the I stimulus of a general rise in pricey and we shall see all manufactures go up, and all labor employed, and a new era of specula tive activity far cn the way before we see such a rise in real estate as too many holders are impatiently waiting for. In the meantime there is going on a healthful nnd necessary redistribution of the population ; thousands of families who were drawn to cities by and dur ing the era of inflation and speculation have learned by a disastrous experience that the safest retuge, on the whole, for in dustrious people is on the land. The best I class of mechanics and artisans are thus | drafted off to the land, where they can bring up their families without the constant fear of lack of employment and consequent poverty. The cities of the United States which made so enormously rapid a growth during the war and for a long period sub sequent will not increase at nearly the same rate in the next ten years ; but it is probable that their growth will be sounder. Instead of filling up, us in other years they have done, with merchants who are deter mined to undersell every one else, at the risk of ruining themselves, embarrassing their creditors and combining to cause gen eral distrust; instead of being infested by ten times as many speculators of one sort and another as the business outlook will justify, these cities and towns will grow in importance and genuine strength as cen tres of more thickly populated agricultural districts, the demands and supplies from which will constitute a variety of trade which is always legitimate and therefore alwnys tends to enrich those who conduct it. Town lots may not rise materially, for nearly the whole population of the world would be required to occupy all the "lots" that are being held lor better prices in the Tnited States; bnt increase of business in 1 productive property?which towu lots never are will more than make up for the delay of the long expected but reluctant rise. The real growth of New York in the next tw? nty years will naturally take place on the upper end of the island. As soon as the elevated railroads are completed and have secured the public confidence thou sands of clerks, mechanic * and artisans, a large proport.on of whom now sleep in Brooklyn or New Jersey, while others live in crowded and uncomfortable qaarters in the lower part of the city, will see that they can more comfortably live in the upper end of N< w York. Business men also, to whom the crossing of the river or residence out of the .^tato is a business inconvenience, will look for homes above the Central Park, The be* eity will grow rapidly on the northern end of the island, unless real estate owners make the blunder of raising their prices too high and thus I checking the natnral demand. The evil ! results of such a cottr+e have been felt in I many cities, for it is possible to repel pop j illation < v< n fr< m the most naturally desir able olid accessible localities, Washington affords an instructive example, for there the higher and naturally more desirable parts of the city, surrounding the Capitol, were originally held by owners at such exorbitant rates at* drove population and business to lower lands. Thus Pennsylvania ave nue, originally a swamp, became the prin cipal business street, the bulk of the popu lation gathered in the lower parts of the city and the highest parts remain to this day low in price and without a market in spite of all their natural advantages. Yes, and in spite, too, of many efforts made by capital ists to draw residents to them. It is useful for real estate owners in the upper part of the island to remember this and guide themselves accordingly. HPUln Language from Trwthful JimN>" The more the affairs of the defunot Glas gow Bank are stirred the more offensive they become, and the manner in which the English and Scotch press attack the late management should delight every one who has lost money by the failure. As these journals have always claimed the reputation of telling the truth, particularly about irregularities of American financiers, it becomes a matter of interest to discover how they treat those of their own land. We are glad to be able to testify to their extreme indignation against the Glasgow thieves. The London Times says the official report of the investigators is "one of the most disgraceful in the history of banking," and that the great loss could never have occurred had it not been for "deliberate and long continued fraud." The Glasgow IleraUl says, "The law will offer no protection for society at large if an attempt is not made to ascertain the legal responsibilities of the men who have proved thus false to their trust and thus guided the bank to its doom. The Neics, of the same city, talks of "astounding frauds," "every conceivable method of deception," and "knaves of the blackest dye," while the Evening Times says that the statements of its London contemporary of similar name cannot be denied, and that the case is all the worse because the "scandalous crime occurred in the professedly most religious city in the most religious country in the world." The moral of the whole sad business is that human nature is the same everywhere, and that a few men who, by election or otherwise, find themselves in control of a large quantity of money belonging to other people, and without close supervision by some disinterested officials, will not stop to consider whether they are in Glasgow or New York before they begin to speculate and peculate. The losses by the Glasgow bank exceed those of the combined defalcations reported in the United States during the the past two years, but the geographical and religious environment of the bank has neither helped nor hindered the directors in their rascality. The results upon busi ness and society are indicated in our special cable despatches of to-day. Will Americans take warning and watch their bankers as careiully as they do any one else who han dles their money? Earl DufTetln's Departure. After six years and a half of distinguished service in the New Dominion as its Gover nor General Earl Dufferin sailed from Que bec yesterday for England, bearing with him the affectionate good will of the Cana dian people. The scene of parting, which our special despatch describes, was a re markable one. Cold winds and heavy rains could not chill the warmth nor damp the ardor of those who gathered on the banks of the St. Lawrence to bid him farewell. Still a young man, Lord Dufferin bears with him in thoso hearty cheers which sum up the general verdict upon his administration the prom ise of a future even more brilliant in the Old World. The tact and graces which served him so well in harmonizing conflict ing interests and smoothiug over difficul ties will probably before long find loftier employment. In the settlement of the Ministerial question by the swearing in of Sir John Macdonald he has removed every trace of unpleasant duty lrom the first steps of his successor, the young Marquis of Lome, who will find the new Cabinet in working order upon his arrival. Canadian expectation will now be turned to the new comer and his royal wife, and in the evident determi nation of the home government to dignify the entry of the young Campbell by every available pomp of circumstance and sign of power they will find much to gratify their curiosity and promote their loyalty. Yet it is plain that Earl Dufferin will not be for gotten amid these official rejoicings. It is scarcely too much to add that when Canada restB contentedly as a part of our great fed eration His Lordship's memory will be cherished as that of the good Haroun al Kaschid is in the song and story of the Orient. Mr. l*oltor Declines. Mr. Clarkson Potter, who has served ably and successfully during several terms in Congress, declines a renonunation. His party must regret this refusal to si rve it, lor it has not too many men of brains and sound judgment in the House of Repre sentatives. Mr. Potter gives a good mnny reasons tor rejecting the ofier of his con stituents to return him once more ; but his letter leads us to co* cludo that the chief reas?n is disgust with the condition of political aflitirs. We cannot blame him tor being disgusted, but we suspect many of his triends will think it a mistake in him to abandon the political field just at the time when the labors of all good and sensible men are most needed there. He writes that he finds himself unable to agree with his party on some important points ; but the fact is that neither his party HOT the other agrees with itself on any im portant point. At the last session of Con gress there was not a strict party vote cast on any question that we now recall, except on the motion to constitute that unfortunate committee of which Mr. Potter became chairman ; pnrly politics are so utterly muddled that neither party was able to determine on any point of public policy in caucus. Such a time seems propitious for IB en of brains to exer cise their influence in giving shape to new party policies ; and we should have thought that the political field would bo especially interesting at such a time to Mr. Potter. Til* Tammany Tlek?t. The Tammany Convention yeHterday con cluded its labors by the nomination of can didates tor the offices to be filled at the next election. In one name the anticipations of the political gossips were not sustained, and they were either at fault in their infor mation as to the make up of the elate or the slate was changed at the last moment. Tammany, therefore, presents lor the suf frages of its lieges Mr. Bcbell for Mayor, Mr. Frederick timythe for District Attorney, Judge Bedford for City Judge and Alderman Tuomey for Coroner. Our opinion on the one glaring defect in a Tammany ticket has been declared and is known. Aside lrom that weakness there is no fault to be found with the ticket now made. It has, indeed, an in herent strength in the character of the names it bears. Mr. Schell is well known in his party and to the general public as a highly respected citizen, and as one against whose intelligence, credit and char acter not a word can be said. Mr. Smythe, now nominated for District Attorney, is the gentleman who stood as the Tammany can didate in that famous conflict which re sulted in the election of Recorder Ilackett. It was then conceded that he was a gentle man in every way worthy the public confi dence, and even that the case of the people against a factious attempt to displace an admirable functionary was made more striking than it would otherwise have been by the admitted merits of the man it was necessary to defeat lor the as sertion of the principle of popular sov ereignty. Judge Bedtord is remembered by the public tor his conspicuous success in his lormer discharge of the duties of the position to which he is now again nominated. It is a pity that this office?or, indeed, tbat j udiciary offices generally?should be involved in the whirl and strife of party politics, and re grettable that when a good and capable man like Judgo Bedford is brought forward the parties could not agree to make his election certain by making the same nomi nation on both sides. Now that Tammany is fairly in the field we shall soon hear from the opposing elements that it was at one time hoped could be brought to combine upon a ticket that would command all the independent votes. Perhaps the pub lic needs scarcely to be told at this time that that hope grows small by degrees and beau tifully less. Intrigue is busy on that side in the great effort to put the popular inter est aside and turn the whole movement to the profit of a sly, slow politician of whom the people have, we believe, had more than enough. Tammany's great defect is of that nature; but if this defect is even more flagrant on the other side, as it now bids fair to be, there will then be no choice be tween the two tickets on the ground of principle, and if the public must choose only as to the respective merit of the candi dates, all that has been heard of what the combination proposes to do leads us to be lieve that the Tammany ticket, as now pre sented, will be decidedly prefeiable to the other. Boll It Down. Hundreds of preachers in New York and its vicinity will go into their pulpits to-day with sermons which, in point of proportion, diction and other literary graces, have been careiully prepared. There is another quality, however, which every conscien tious minister will admit is necessary to a sermon?it is that of moral and spiritual effectiveness. To be effective a thing must be strong. Strength is not inconsistent with grace and elegance, but without it the latter are useless. But how can a sermon bo strong wben its subject matter is diluted to the very verge of destruction with words ? Soups and broths are very well as portions of a meal, but of themselves alone they are very unsatisfyiug lood. A valuable idea is as practically imperceptible in a mass of verbiage as sugar and salt are in the Uuids from which they aro obtained. Like these the sermon should be boiled down until its essential quality is tangible, visi ble and of the greatest possiblo strength. It is a mournful and enraging task to re duce any artistic work to its merest ele ments; but if a preacher has not the rare faculty of combining elegance and force the important nature of his work should reconcile him to personal loss that the gain of his hearers may be increased. It may be possible that in rare cases the boiling down process may be continued until nothing whatever remains, but in such event the fault is not of our advice. It is to be traced directly to the utter worthlessness of the sermon as it originally stood. Coartnrjr'i Kxplanatlon Under Oath. Shortly before the Ilanlan-Courtney race at Lachine Courtney, who had been slightly the iavorite in the betting, began to lose ground. Rumors were rile that in his own home at Union Springs, at Auburn and all through Cayuga county, his best friends were deserting him; that intimates of his and ol his backtrs were in receipt of word from the latter that he was sure to lose, and that men were leaving Auburn suddenly for this cily and Montreal in hopes to hedge ond cover their threatened losses. The unquestioned fact that a brother of one of Courtney's barkers was openly avowing in Auburn that Hanlan would win, and that an intimate of his had telegraphed to a prominent pool room in this city that Courtney had sold the race, gave force to the ugly news, and soon it was flushing all over the land. Canadians, all along confident that their man could win, were flocking into Montreal by the thou sand, and the botiing soon ran up to the fabulous rate of three and even four to ono on llatilan, with scarcely any takers. All this time Courtney wus well, indeed in high condition, ond no reason was known why, if lie wished, he should not make a wonderful flght, if not it certain victory. And yet, wheu the race day came, lie was almost without a friend, and when the raoe was rowed, though over and over he collared and passed his inan, almost fouling him at th<: finish, he stopped rowing for u moment and was beaten by half a length. At once the press of the country were on his trail. Every sort of inquiry was made, and while latterly the light begins to break in liia favor it was hard to tell how much confidence to place in mere hearsay stories of reporters who had nothing over Courtney's own name. But he has recently i challenged investigation, and besides enter I ing suit against one newspaper in his own I locality for libel he has now freely unbo I somed himself under oath in a statement I which will be found on another page of this ! paper. Strangely enough the whole mat* ' ter practically sifts down to two facts? ! Courtney did not know the course, and the I brother ot one of bis backers actually had 1 been talking him down before the race. But it was only to bring down the odds which then favored Courtney and make the betting better for his friends, which result it certainly effected with a vengeance. But it is very clear that Courtney was party to no wrong act nor cognizant of the mad step his friend was taking, and it is equally plain that his backer* honestly stood by him to the bitter end. It is but simple justice to him, then, that uqtil sworn proof is shown to the contrary he should again receive the confidence so freely accorded to him before, and that slanderous charges which, under sworn proof, are shown to utterly lack foundation should bo silenced at once. What the Cuudidatea Have to Sa>. In another part of to-day's Herald the reader wjll find tho opinions of a lnrge number of candidates for office on# variety ol topics of immediate interest in the politics of the day. Inquiries made by our reporters of candidates for Congress, for the Assembly, for the Board of Aldermen and the offices of District Attorney, Alder men and Mayor are responded to by men of all parties in a variable spirit and to very contrary effect as the parties differ, but altogether very frankly and plainly. Re sumption, the national banks, tho army, the navigation laws, fraud, the wages of laborers employed by the city, the powers of the Mayor, the reapportionment of the State, the duties of district attorneys?these are some of the topics on which the men who request the suffrages of the people of the city give their opinions. With these responses of candidates before him no man can deoiare himself entirely ignorant of the candidate for whom he deposits his ballot. Commonly the people get in their hands on election day a beautiful variety of little tickets covored with the names of men of whom they never heard before, and between the different aspirants for any given office that can make no other distinc tion than that one is called a democrat and the other a republican. With the record we spread before the public to-day an im provement is possible, for by this the voter can at least discover what the candidates' opinions are on points of decided moment in the concerns of the day; discover that some candidates have good, distinct, de fensible opinions that may be wrong; that some are very flabby-witted on all subjects, and that some have no opinions at all. PERSONAL INTELLIGENCE. Admiral Porter >? at Springfield, Miu What S. J. 1'ilden really needs la a ponce con pros*. Senator Roscoe Conlcitng is at tbo Filth Aveouo Hotel. Mr. RobertC. Winthrop, of Boston, la at tbe ntth ATooua Hotel. Tbe Indianapolis Sentinel does not belter* Ibat the rod belps to educate children. Some of those Indiana men wbo wore banged soem to have been roped Into tbe affair. Mr. Victor A. W. Drummond, secretary of tbo Britisb Legation at \Vaabln?ton, la at lb* Hotel Brunswick. Philadelphia Chronicle:? "Coal oil la no revtvaliat, bat It convorta tiny women into angela where the miuisters convert one." Tbe Pittsburg Di-tpntch siys that tbe republlcsn party liberated tbe negro, but that the democrats ot tbe South promised htm ifllao. A provincial contemporary argues tbat It la unaen ttmental to criticise tbo Itteratore of tbose hymns which, becoming popnlar, affect the hearts ot ao many people in all communities. Some ot tbe soldiers on tbe Plaioa arc atlil trying to eaten np with tbe Indian*. Until etorated railroads are built oat on tbe Plains for tbe soldiers there oan be no nope of real pr >gress In military aelenoe. In 1S31, at New Haren, ?ro!es?or Sillimao drore Into m small maple tree a staple on which to bang a lantern. Ibe otber day tbe ataple was loaad Inside a UIor* ot wood, and lor awhile people woadereo bow It fot there. Dean Stanley will not remain id Quebec till the ar rlral ot tbe Marquis ot Lome, as bas boon roported. lie prescbea In the Cathedral to-datr, nnd leares lor tbe West on Monday, suiting trom New York Novem ber 0?roaches this city a week previous to date ot departure. Dublin Freemtn'i Journal:?Mr. O'Connor Power has written to Isaac Butt, M. P., ank'ng him to par ticipate in the Home Rale Conference which meets at Dublin on the 21at mat., or the publle meeting to be held in connection therewith on the -2J Mr. Rati bas replied at length postlirely declining to take part Id the Conference. AMUSEMENTS. MOD.TE8KA IS "FBOtJ-Pl OU" AT THC FIFTH AVENUE 1I1KATKE. < II. berta...... Modjeska I onl-e..... Louise Muliiener llaronese d? CamUtl Alice (ire; I'aailne May (Jallacher ll>?enNM?.M Anapa Rlilutt Anffllqite Ada Whitman M Itrlitard Mr. Frank I'leree lie sart<>rys Mr. Frank Clements M valreas Mr K.J Hueklejr Huron ile Uamitrl Mr. tlwen Faweeu I'ltnn Mr. James Caakti Vine in Mr. W. B. Karnnr Litiln Ueoriie Mix Huule Meilbac and llalevy's Ore act comedy-drama "Frou Frou,'' waa produced at tbe abore theatre last even Ing with decided success. lime. Modjeska's playing of tbe title r6le was all tbat her performances In other parta led as to expect. Tbo toning of tbe character trom gidoy, gilded maiden to ahame* stttcken wite and mother waa exquisitely artistic, and commanded in tarn the admiration, tbe applause and the tears ot a brilliant aumonce. There is no need to recite at this day the plot of ??Frou-Frou,'' wbicli Is lanulinr to American audi enrea, but II may not bo unnecessary to remark that this broakiog of a beautilul butterfly ou the wboel ol life la accomplished with rare skill ly the playwright*. Taking a creature aa light aa thistledown and blowing her aboot on gusta ot emotion, amid wbleh her feeble winga are all loo powerless to dircet ber, then flinging ber at last, soiled and dyinc, where peace and forgiveness come Just beiore tbe poor tpsrk ot lite Is qnonehed, waa worthy work lor those nlover fellows m France who have no tear of the precious moralities beiore tbeir eyes when tbey can lay bare tbe secrets of tbif hatnan na ture ot ours. "We have exhibited to you," tbey will say, "the fate of a woman Irivuious as many a Frenchwoman. and no mere; -he flies into temptations; she ernatea ug!y phantoms out ot the IrmiH ot tier waywardness and wllely neglect; alio flutters, Wiliuliy at Itrat, in spite ot nerteil at last, i 10 her nooiii. iter sin la punished. Draw your own conclusions. It is no louger tbe drirumist'* dut v to preach bat to ?ilasect." Into tbe exhibition of all tins Mine. Mou|o?k? enters wiui earnest hps* Nothing tost our stage has seen ol delight* lul, airy IttbeMss can bo compared to her'acting ol (iiliierte in tbe hrst two ants. She may Dot tie | beautiful Ol lace; abe run not be young I but all sueh cool considering* are soon forgotten in tbe charm of her presence When tne shadows begin to gather shout ber nnd | the winds ot patatoa whirl the little aoul along, aha pulsates through and through wUb tb< emotion she cannot soutrol. The excel lane* ol tbls iraoaitioo nail the unflinching sustainment ol tbe growing agony until death cornea nl well worthy of ah thai tbla artist baa here tofore exhibited. The piny wan otherwise respectably oast, bin without any marged oxceileuce. On Bar terya. the mjtiroj buslmud, had hla line* well read by Mr. Clements, uad were bo uoi awarkwnrd and sltatnbling-galted and mute up like a typical iCnglishmuu bla earnestness would merit more comineuiiatlou. The lover, Valrea*, of Mr. Buckley whs well dressed aud well ucted. M. Brlgard, the gay father ol Frou-Krou, w.ia mediocre in the nauda of Mr. I'ieree. The Louise ol Miss Muldenor *u ? little slid aud utleoied. Br the by, when all the goi? things tu it can be aald of Mortjesica and her exqmsiM acting and dreaaing (the very poetry or millinery) bavs been recorded may we uoi be pornuited to remon strate with Mr. Fiske tor giviug us attll auotbee variety ol uational Intonation. Moujesga calling an "arrangement"' an "orangument" wa oan, you know, put up with, but when we have (iermati 'luflecuona added to l'ollah tnfleclMoa iu a French play that la given In English we begin to think that Mr. Flake's "dramatic college" is heating tbo uuivoraa lor pupils. STEINW.Y II ALL?THE ALHA1ZA MATINEP. Tbo audience at -Stem way Hall yestorday afternoon was email, aud the applauae which followed the per forujancoa ol tbo reapectlve artists wbo appeared In the Albaiza uiailudo waa limited. Much, how cvor, waa deservod that found no expres sion. Mine. Allia^za haa evidently passed through a school the culture of which ahe mtntrablv illustrator. Her voice may be sharp, cutting aud uupleasiut to the critical ear, but no on* can deny tue laci that sbe haa beou a hard anu cou sclentinux student. The aria ".Incur nen giuuse,'' from the tlrst act ol "Lucia," was given by her with an exhibition of admirao'e technique and ouly required rouudor tones to elicit the utruoai enthusi asm. In tbo quartet Irom "Martha," she appeared to greater advantage and showed atlil more ol her Una artistio taato Tbe delect ol Mm<>. Ailialzi la one ol vo:oe, not of culture. Franz Hummel, the pianist, l>layed Opus 54, by Mendelssohn, and a nocturne and polooaiso by Choplii, all ol wbloh wers warmiv applauded. This young artist evidently haa before blm u great future. His wrist Dower, -bis expression, the manner in which he emphasizes und iniorpreta the meaning ol the masters wuiui he soaks to represent arc worthy til till praise, tor the piano uuder Ills toueh takea it new lore, aud Ills own professional confreres conless themieives astouished. Siguor Lubertl, the tenor, wis in Quo voice, aud addeii not a lntlo to tbe succoss of tbo entertainment. Signor Bomverd>, baritone, and Mile, toiuasi likewise reudered ibelr respective parts most aeccptable. The provrammo was as lollows:?Air?"Favo^ He," Donizetti, Signor Botuvordl; Li Serenata, Brags, Matilda Tomasl; Variations Seriousee, Op. 51, .Mendelssohn, Franz Kuiumel; Air?"Mar ti! ," F owtow, bUuor Luberti; Air?"Ancor non giunsit''(flrai act," Lucia"), Donizetti. Alma Albalxa; air, -M'eruiie maudar li gioviuetto" ("Paul and Vir ginia"), Victor Massti, Signor Uoniverdi; briodisl, "Lucrccia Borgia," Verdi, MatildaTouiast; nocturne, F auarp major, Op. 15, So. li. and Dolonniso, A flat major. Up. .Vi, Cbopiu, Franz Itummal; grand quar tet, "Marina," Fiotow, Aiinit Albmzi, Mali Ida Toinasi, Siguori Lubertl and Bouirerdi. MUSICAL AND DRAMATIC NOTES. "Fritz" is making a great success at tbe Standard Theatre. Many people are unable to And eomlorlabls seats. "Mother and Son" has proved a great bit at tba Union Square. The circus at Gllmoro's Garden Is one of tbe chief attractions of the city. The place is tbronged every night. "Fault" will be given to-morrow nlgbt, tor tbe third subscription evening el the season of Italian Opera, at tbe Academy ol Music, with tbo following cast:? Kauat Signor rainpanlaJ MuphUtopheleS Signor K.ilt Valentino Mirnor Dei Poeute Wanner Signor Craiu'encbl Sl?b?l Mine. Pisanl Mnriha Mm?. l.aoNelia Marrlierite Mile. Mlnnio Hauk Diruouu- of tbe Mnaic and Uenduutor ...Siguor Ardltl Extensive preparation is oeiog made lor Wedne* day night, when "Carmen*' will be produced lor lh? first time in Amerlci. All tbo scenery, costumes au4 mouotlng will be new, and tba presentation will b( an eventtul one in all respects. Tbe new work will be presented with tbo lollowing artists:? Dan Jo?e Signor Oamoanlnl hicamillo (Toreador).... ..........Signor Del Puenia 11 Dancalro Slgoor tlrwii 11 Kemendado M. 1'blerry Zuniga Signor Franelieachl .Muritlea Slitnor Bulll Mletiaela Mine. Siuteo Pn.|uit?..._ Mile Kabiatl Mercedes... Miue. Lablaebe Carmen (a gipsr) Mile. Minnie Hank The following is tbe complete cast of Coleman's eotnody, "The Jealous Wife," wblob la to be given it WalUck's to morrow:? Mr. Oakley.... Mr. Cncbiaa Mxjor Oakley .....Mr. Ihlbrrt Lord 'Irink' t Mr. Floyd Mr Harry Beagle Mr. KrckeM C plain O't'utter ...........Mr. Brougham chtrloi Oakley Mr. Kncuwell Mr. Kuksett Mr. Shannon William Mr. K<twia .1 otin Mr. Peek Mm. Oakley .....Xlat Cogulaa Laity i''reoi<>v<i Mine. I'onlat 11 art I It Ml*? Hnnllaee T'jilet Mlas Hrlghan Do ly Miss Blalsdelt OBITUARY. BENJAMIN H. LATBOBB. lien Jam In H. Lairobe, th? eminent olvil engineer, died ut bis remJeuco, Ka 146 North Charles street, Baltimore, yesterJay morning, alter a law weeks' lll? nasi, ol paralysis ol the right aide, superinduced by cerebral Irritation. Mr. Latrobe ww eeventy-MM ymrs ol age, bsvmg been born IB Baltimore to 1807. his father, Benjamin 11. Latrobe, Sr., was an arobi. teet ol not* and furnished toe plan tor tba National Capnol at Washington, tba Kxchsnge, tba Cathedral and other prominent building* In Baltimora andotnar cities. Forty yours ago a was charged witfe superintending tba oonatru uon ol tba lfev Orlaana water worka, B. 11. Lstrob* was a graduate of St Mary's College, F.mraettsburg, and studied law. At the dsalb of bla lather, finding that the law waa not In accordanca Willi his tastes, be determined lo become a civil en. glueer. At iba ago or twenty-thrae ha began bla career as civl! engineer and acqulrod an emi nence In that profession equalled by law men ol his day. he was appointed assistant to Jonathan Knight, Chief Engineer ol iha Baltimore and Ohio Hanroad, during the first loorteea yeara'ol us exiaieuoe. lb* genius au<i talent ol Mr. Latrobe wore nmn reo?igmx?d by Mr. Knulit nnJ tba other offl uU of this treat worn aud in 1831 ha waa appointed Mr. Km. bl's principal assistant. Ita waa alierward made chief ol the corps of en. glueera ami waa subsequently promoted to iha po-ition ol ouial engineer ol the company. Jubn U. B. Latrobo baa bean the legal counsellor of the railroad compau* Iron ita beginning, Thus Iha two brother* were culled to occupy two of the inost Important positions In this great enterpriae. It waa under Mr. Lsirooe'a supervision mat the Baltimoro ami Ouio Railroad waa unlit to ihaObio River, wbila Ihomaa Swmn waa prosldanl ol the company. It waa on January 1, 1863, that tna extension ol the road waa begun from Cuiuuerlaod to Whealing, and it waxdue lo Mr. Latrabe'aenergy, por. rover an C" and skill tbat this work was accomplished. Amoug iba mo luuteots to lit* great engineering aklll Is tba sione viaduct at tba Relay House, a wort thai in Its d iy was considered agrent aeliiavament. Alter the completion ol tba Baltimoro ami Oblo road Mr. Latrobo remaiucd in ibe employ of tba company na engineer, aonairacting numerous works projected by It. He was the cbial engineer or me rutaburg and Ceunellsville Railroad, built under Ills direction, and afterward be came Its pri'tnlem. In t It - latter pot tlon be showed gre.it administrative ability and rendered valuable* aervloe*. While nctlng aa chiel engineer ol the ilallimore and Ohio roan he w ia also contR'cird with other roads patroniaed by the latter company. Mr. Latrobe, after holding hit position of chief engineer ol the road for over twcntv-lwo yenr?, under the succetslve administra tion el Loula McLtre, Thomas Hwicd and W. G. Har. ri?on, resigned shortly alter John W. Oar* roil entered upon bis duties aa presi dent, being, however, occasionally consulted about Ilia Wirkiug ol ibe mad. Mr. Latrobo leavee a wife, two sonr? Rev. Benjamin H. Lairobe, ol tho Kpieeopal Church, and rtiaries 11. Latrobe, an en gineer?and tnree daughters, sll el whom are mar ried. One or Ins daughters is the wile ol Protestor Ooderdonk, of Si. Jama-.' College, Uagerstown. Mayor Ferdloand C. I.atrobe, now nerving hie second term. Is bis nephew. Mr. La* troiie was moiieat and unobtrusive, but of a kindly disposition. He lived a retired ii'e for some years, but as an authority npon subjects eonnocied with nis proieaiion his advioe wss often sought in relsreoce to important publio works. Recently tba Mayor of Baltimore r-quOfte.l him to givo bis views a* to the best method lor tb? improvement of Jenea' Kails and the ba?|ti, but his lllnras prevented a reply. His funerai will take plaee today ir. m Ltumanue! Episcopal Church. ra\KZ vriot. Krsnt Velgt, a nstivo of Swligerlsnd, formerly proreasor of msibemattoa at the Loutslsna State Agrt> cultursl and Mechanics Cillsgo, died of yollow lever fit New Orleans yesterday. BISHOP OALBEllBY'H SUCCESSOR [BT TET.EOKAPII TO TIIF HF.BALD. ^ hawpoaT, R. I., Oct. 18, 1878. Bishop Handricken, or th:s dloo;se, nemos the eg. ten-lvely circulated report tnat ho Is to be irsntferred to Hnrtlord us tile successor of the late Bishop tlil berry. He docs not tli:nk there is (he Slijihlesl pro* ability olmiy 4ii'*ii c'nnge ovttig Mate u . is unsblf lo say or even Int in^iu wu.> win be appointed io tin vacancy. He prefers to remain in ibia diooene, where he hopes io see completed the great work winch lie fits undertaken?via., the banding ol the ntw cathedral In 1'rovideacu.