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NEW YORK HERALD
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Thr probabilities arc that thr weather in ^ etc York atul its vicinity lo-day trill hr cool ami clear or fair, lo-mrtrrote it trill Itc fair and ci?U. followed by rttritiy ternpcruturc. Wall Street Yesterday.?The stock mar ket fairly active, and prices were well sustained, with a general upward move ment. Gold was steady all day at 100 to. Government bonds were firm, States steady ami railroads quiet. Money on call was easy at 0 a 7 per cent, closing at 4 per cent. A Most Remarkable, sad and romantic story appears to-day under the Lead "Life Without Food." Rworts of the late hurricane continue to come in from sea. and they are all uncompli mentary. No One who reacs our reports to-day of sports and amusements will complaiu of any lack of means of recreation iu the vicinity of New York. Soke Hare and Reautiiti, Treasures, which will noon again be returned to their hid ing places, are mentioned in our notes of the Loan Exhibition. Some Interesting Particulars of the ^reat est fair devised in New Torlrsinoe the old days of the ".Sanitary Association" will be found in another column. Mr. Moodt should time his efforts better. He is now at Chicago, whereas New York will be until election day the headquarters of Satun in the United States. The Kf.paikh .Made to the engine of the war ?loop Enterprise while on the Amazon were ex tremely creditable to American ingenuity, but how came the vessel to get to sea without proper repairing facilities and materials f Another Mich Married Man appeared in court yesterday, and several deceived women ? re indignaut anil inconsolable. Unmarried ladies will probaiilv continue to placo their hearts where they please, but would it not be well for liietn, before forming life partnerships, to make at least as careful inquiries as men do before taking business partner# for a short term of years ! Another Hoi<r of Men have been sotting Holy Writ at naught. According to the Bible no one attempts to rob a strong man without first binding him : bnt a couple of burglars with designs against the property of lJarnum's giant conceived the unorthodox idea of waiting until the strong man was away from home. It is gratifying to read that these free thinkers lost their plunder and their liberty too. Coi.D Weather and an occasional frost are doing for the yellow lever districts what human efforts have been jtowcrlcss to accomplish, and the number of new c;u?es diminishes rapidly. Now let the .South take pattern after the Brazilian cities, which arc cleaning, draining, tilling 111 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 precedent*, have just been rendered by the Supreme Court of the I'uited States. In the case of Chester A. Arthur, Collector of the I'ort of New York, vs. Joseph W. and Frederic X Coddard, in ?rror to the Circuit Court of ihe Southern Dis trict of New York, the Court decided that the actual dutiable value of a bill of imported goods, when determined by construction of in voice, was that sum which rcinumd after de duction of discount for rash, even tnough cash was not |mid, but charged against the pur chaser on general account. In the case ol Sliil la bel' vs. Robinson, appeal from the < iremt Court of the Eastern district of Xew York, the Court affirms the strictness with which conveyances made under mortgages should be executed. The Weather?The centre of lowest ba rometer continues on the Xew England coast, but is moving slowly northeast ward to Nova Scotia, attendee! by light rains. West wan h of the Allegheny Mountains, over the lake region aud the Gulf of Mexico clear weather prevails with the advance of the high pressure from the Southwest; but In the Northwestern districts the barometer is falling, with increasing south erly winds. Over the lak< s and all the region eastward of the Mississippi Valley westerly mid northwesterly winds prevail, with decidedly lower temperatures. North to northeast winds are experienced 011 the Gulf coast. In the West antl Northwest the temperature has risen. In a day or two the lavorable conditions in the yel U?w fever districts will probably change again to warm mid damp weather, which may cause a tauipoiary increase in the death rate. Ihe weather in New York and its vicinity to-day will be cool and clear or lair. To-morrow it will be fair and cool, lollowed by rising tempera ture. Real Kttate Proiprcl*. A Chicago journal reports a promising rise tin re in the prices oi real estate, shown by recent Bales. There are occasional re ports of this kind from other quarters; and ? e 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 is 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 encourage the merely speculative holders, for their turn will not come lor a good while yet. The people who, for a yenr 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 the island, which property owners there can easily check by raising prices beyond the means or the expecta tions of the class who will seek pleasant suburban homes tor their families, and who expect to get half acre or acre plots conveniently placed at moderate rates. Real 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 loans 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 I pains to attract them. The pricrs of real estate are undoubtedly | low, bat there can be no general rise until i there has been a great revival of business. Land is notoriously the last to feel the stimulus of a general rise in prices* and wc 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 I the meantime there is going on a healthful and 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 lamilies 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 sonnder. Instead ol filling up, as 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 irom which will constitute a variety of trade which is always legitimate and therefore always 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 I or better prices in the i United htatos ; but increase of business in 1 productive property?which town lots never ' are will more than make up for the delay of the l'?ng expected but reluctant rise. The real growth of New York in the next | twenty years will naturally take place on I the upper end of the isl ?nd. As soon as I the elevated railroads are completed and | have secured the public confidence thou sands of clerks, mechanic* and artisans, a i large proportion of whom now sleep in Brooklyn or New Jersey, while others live in crowded and uncomfortable quarters in tho lower part of the city, will see that they can more comfortably live in the upper end of Mow York. Husinoss men also, to whom the crossing of the river or residence out of the rotate is a business inconvenience, will look for home* above tho Central Park. The new city will grow rapidly I on tho northern end of tho island, : unless real estate owners make the blunder I of raising their prices too high and thus I checking tho natnial demand. The evil I results <,f such a course ha?e been felt in many cities, lor it is possible to repel pop ulation even fr< in the most naturally desir able and accessible locftlitieft, Washington affords an instructive example, for there tho higher and naturally more desirable parts of the city, surrounding tho Capitol, were originally held by owners at such exorbitant rates as 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 ia 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. "Plata Language from Tralhfal JamM." 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 Herald 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 DufTerln'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 those 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 smoothing 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 Irom the first steps of his successor, the young Marquis of Lorne, 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 tho home government to dignify the entry of tho 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 rests contentedly as a part of onr great fed eration His Lordship's memory will be cherished as that of tho good Haroun al llaschid is in the song and story of the Orieut. Mr. Pottor Orcllnei. Mr. Clarkson Potter, who has served ably and successfully during several terms in Congress, declines a renomination. His party must regret this refusal to serve it, for it has not too many men of brains and sound judgment in the House of Repre sentatives. Mr. Potter gives a good ninny reasons for rejecting the offer of his con stituents to return him once uinro ; but his letter leads us to co> elude that the chief reason is disgust with the condition of political afimrs. Wo cannot blame him for being disgusted, but wo suspect many of his friends 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. Ho writes that he finds himself unable to agree with his party on some important points ; but the fact is that neither his party nor the other agroes 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 tho motion to constitute that unfortunate committee of which Mr. Potter became chairman ; party politics are so utterly muddled that neither party was able to determine on any point of public policy in caucus. Such a time seeins propitious for men 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 timo to Mr. Potter. Tlk* Tammany Ticket. The Tammany Convention yesterday 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 slate or the slate was changed at the last moment. Tammany, therefore, presents lor the suf frages of its lieges Mr. Scbell for Mayor, Mr. Frederick Smythe for District Attorney, Jud^e 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 Irom 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 publio 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 tlio Tammany can didate in that famous conflict which re sulted in the election of Kecorder Haokett. 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 Bedford is remembered by the public tor his conspicuous success in his former discharge of the duties of the position to which he is now again nominated. It is a pity that this office?or, indeed, that judiciary offices generally?should be involved in the whirl and strife of party politics, and re grettable that when a good and capable man like Judge 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 decidcdly 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 carefully 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 be 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 unsatisfying lood. A valuable idea is as practically imperceptible in a mass of verbiage as sugar and salt are in the fluids 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 possible 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 incroased. 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 ho traced directly to the utter worthlessness of the sermon as it originally stood. Courtney'* Explanation Under Oath. Shortly before the Ilanlan-Courtney race at Lachine Courtney, who had been slightly the lavorite in the betting, began to lose ground. Rumors were rife that in his own home at Union Springs, at Auburn and all through Cayuga county, his best friends wure deserting him; that intimates of his and ol his backers were in receipt of word from the latter that he was sure to lose, and that men were leaving Auburn suddenly for this city and Montreal in hopes to hedge and cover their threatened losses. The unquestioned fnct 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 flashing all over the land. Canadians, all along confident that their man conld win, were flocking into Montreal by the thou sand, and the betting soon ran up to the fabulous rate of three and even four to ono on Hanlan, with scarcely any takors. All this time Courtney was well, indeed in high condition, and no reason was known why, if he wished, he should not mnke a wonderful Aght, if not a certain victory. And yet, when tho race day came, he was almost without a friend, and when the race was rowed, though over and over he collared and passed his man, almost fouling him nt th?; finish, lie stopped rowing for a moment and was beaten by half a length. At ones the press of the country were on his trail. Every sort of inquiry was made, and while latterly the light begins to break in his favor it was hard to tell how ninch confidence to place in mere hearsay stories of reporters who had nothing over Courtney's own name. But he has recently i ohallenged investigation, and besides enter I ing suit against one newspaper in his own ' locality for libel he has now freely unbo I somed himself under oath in a statement | which will be found on another page of this I paper. Strangely enough the whole mat ! ter practically sifts down to two facts? I Courtney did not know the course, and the j brother ot one of his backers actually had j 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 backers honestly stood by him to the bitter end. It is but simple justice to him, then, that ut^til sworn proof is shown to the contrary he should again receive the confidence so freely accorded to him before, and that slanderous charges i which, under sworn proof, are shown to utterly lack foundation should bo silenced at once. What the Caudidatui Have to Sa>. In another part of to-day's Herald the reader wjll find tho opinions of a large number of candidates for office on?a 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 tho 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, tho 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 declare 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 covered 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 tho candidates' opinions are on points of decided moment in the concerns of the day; disoover that some candidates have good, distinct, de fensible opinions that may bo wrong; that some are very liabby-witted on all subjects, and that some have no opinions at all. PERSONAL INTELLIGENCE. Admiral Porter la at Springfield, Mass. \V but 8. J. I'llden really D<*eds la a poaco con pros*. Senator Koscoo Cunkilng is at tho Kiltb Avonuo Hotel. Mr. RobertC. WIntbrop, of Boston, Is at the Pltth Avenue ilotel. Tbe Indianapolis Sentinel does not bellevo tbat the rod helps to educate cbildrcu. Some of thoso Indiana men who wore banged seem to bare been roped Into tbe affair. Mr. Victor A. <f. IJrummond, secretary of tbe British Legation at Washington, la at tbe Hotel Brans wick. Philadelphia Chronicle:?"Coal oil is no revrvali*l, bat it converts tiliy women into angels where tbe ministers convert one." Tbe Pittsburg PitptUch says tbat tbe republican party liberated the negro, but that tbe democrats of tbe South promised him cfBco. A provincial contemporary argues tbat It is unsen timental to eriuntso tbo literature of tbose hymns which, becoming popular, airoot the hearts ol so many people in nil communities. Some ot tbe seldiera on tbe Plains ara still trying to catch up With tbe Indian?. Until etevsted railroads are built oat on tbe Plains for tbe soldiers there oan be no nope of real pr ?gross In military *010000. In 1S31, at New Haven, .'rolessor Silllman drove Into ? small maple tree a staple on which to bang a lantern. Itie other day tbe staple was found Inside a bloctc of wood, and lor awhile people wondered bow It got there. Dean Stanley will not remain to Quebec till the ar rival ol tbe Marquis ol Lome, as baa beon reported. He preacbea in Hie Cathedral to-dav, nnd leaves for tbo West on Monday, nulling from N'ew YorK Novem ber 0?roaches this city a week previous to date of departure. Dublin Freeman's Journal:?Mr. O'Connor Power bat written to Isaac Butt, M. P., saktng him to par ticipate in the Home Rale Conference which meets at Dublin on the 21at met., or tbe public meeting to bo beid in connection therewith on tbe 22d. Mr. Batt has replied at length positively declialog 10 take part la the Conference. AMUSEMENTS. MOD.TESHA IS "FBOtJ-Fi OV" AT TBS FirTH AVENGE UlKATIiE. UUbarta..... Modjrska ).oul*e.????? Louise Mtiltiener liarotieas de Camtol Alice tirey Pauline ? May Osllairtier (iorernese Kliiutt A1 igelique Ad* Win mi an M itrlirard Mr. Frank Tierce lie sartnrys Mr Frank Clement* M. Valrem Mr K.J Hiirklcy Huron ile Cainiiri Mr. Owen Faweett Fit mi Mr. J sines I'eaket Vine Mil Mr. \V. B. Kavnor l.ittla Usorge... Min Kuuie Meiibac and Halevy's Ave net comedy-drama "Frou frou," was produced at the above theatre last even, lug with decided success. Mine. Modjeska's playing or tbe title rOle was all that ber perlormaoees In other parts led us to expect. Tbo toning of tbe character from giddy, gilded maiden to shame stricken wile and mother was exquisitely artistic, and commanded in turn tbe admiration, tbe applause and the tears ol s brilliant auuionee. There is no need to reelte at this day tbe plot of ??Frou-Frou," which Is larmlinr to American audi, encaa, but It may not bo unnecessary to remark tbst this breaking of a beauulul butterfly on tbe whoel ol life Is accomplished with rare skill ty the playwrights. Taking a creature aa light aa thistledown and blowing her about on gusts of emotion, amid wutoh ber feeble winga are all too powerless to direct her, then flinging ber at last, aoiled and dyinr, where peaoe and forgiveness come just belore tbo poor spark of lilo is qnonched, wan worthy work lor those olover lollows in Frunoe who have no lear of tbe precious moralities belore their oyes when they caa Isy bare the ssereM of tbif human na ture ol ours. "Wo have exhibited to yoa," they will sty, "the fate of a woman Irivuious as many a French woman, and no mere; -he flies into temptations; She ernslea ugly phantoms out ol the iruiiN ol her waywardness and wllely neglect; alio flutters, Wiiiuliy at tlrat, in spite ol uerseii ?t last, to her doom, Ilernln Is punished. Draw your own conclusion*. It is no louger tn<- dramatist'* dut v to preach but to ulasect." Into tbe exhibition of ail tins Mine. Mmijeiika enters wiui earnest lies* Nothing thst our ttage has sesn of ilslli<lii 1111, airy III bo hen can bo compared to lier sating of Uilii?rt? in the Or*t 1*0 acta. She amy not ne lieautllui Ol lace; she cannot he young but all such eool considering* are soou forgotten in the charm ol her presence. When the shadows begin to gathor about ber and lb* winds of pasaioa whirl the little aoul along, she palillct through and through with tb< emotion ?be cannot control. TO? eicellenee *1 this transition una tlie unflinching sustainmenl ot the growing ugony until deiiib comes was well worthy of ali ibat tbis artist has here tofore exuibited. The play was otherwise respectably oast, but without any merged excellence. lie S*r lerys. the injtiruj husband. bud bis lines well read by Mr. Clements, uuU were be not awarkwerd and shambling-galted and m*de up like a typical Knit 1 isitm.tu bis earnostuesc would merit more cominesilailuu. The lover, Vaireat, of Mr. Buculey was well dressed aud well acted. M. Brtgaro, tbe guy father oi Frou-Frou, was mediocre in the hands of Mr. fierce. The (.noise ol Miss Muldener was s little 8ii(l aud ullecied. By the by, whsu all the got* things tint can be said of Motljeswa and her oxquisit* "Ctlng and dressing (the very poetry ol millinery) have been recorded may we uot be permitted lo retnon strale with Mr. Fiske lor giviug us still auotbef variety ot uational Intonation. ModjesKa calling all "arrangement' an *'oraogumenl" we can, you know, put up with, i>ut when we have (ierman inflections uddod to i'olisb inflections in a French play that Is given In English we bejjiu to think th.it Mr. Flske's "dramatic college" is beating tbo universe tor pupils. STEINW HALL?THE ALHAIZ.t MATINEf. Tbe audience at ?Stein way Hall yeslorday afternoon was small, aud tbe applause wbioh followed the per formances ol tbo respective artists who appeared la the Albalza inatludo was limited. Much, bow ever, was deserved that lound no expres sioo. Mme. Alliaza bus evidently passed through a school the culture ot whioh she aimirablv illustrate?. Her voice may be sharp, culling and uupleasiul to the critical ear, but no one can deny lue lact that she has beou a hard and con. seleniums student. The aria "Anoor uen ginuse," trom tho tlrst net ot "Lucla," was given by her with aii exhibition ol admirao'e tocliuique and only required rouuder tones to elicit the utmost enthusi asm. In tho quuriet trom ??Martha," she appeared to greater advantage and showed still more ol her tine artistic tusio Tii? delect ol Mm". Alt)ulai Is one ol voice, not ol riiuure. Franz Hummel, tbe pianist, played Opus 54, by Mendelssohn, and ? nocturne and polonuiso by Chopin, all ot whlob were wurraiv applauded. This young artist evidently has before htm n great future. tits wrist Dower, bis expression, the manner in which lie emphasizes and interprets the meaning ol the masters wuttu be seeks to represent am worthy of uII pratt>e, lor tbe piano uuder his tooth lakes a new lore*, aud bis ewu professional contr&res conless themselves astonished. higuor l.uberli, the tenor. was in Ano voice, aud added not a little to lbs succoss ol tbo eutertalninent. Signor tiomverdi, baritone, uiid Mile, lumasi nkewiso rendered tbelr respective parts most acceptable. The programme was as follows:?Air?"Fsvoiw lie," Donizetti, Signor Uomverdl; Lt Serenatn, ISraga, Matlldt Touiasl; Variations .Seriouses, Op. 54, Alendeissohn, Franz Kummel; Air?"Mar tb Fowtow, Si 12uor l.uberti; Air?''Ancor non giunsc" (first act," l.ucia"), Donizetti. Aliua Aibalma; air, ''Perche maudar II gioviuetto" ("Faul and Vir ginia"), Victor Mhbs6, Signor Uonlvurdi; brindisl, "Lucrecia Borgia," Verdi, MalildaTomasi; nicturne, F sharp major, Up. 15, No. 2. and polonaise, A flat major. Op. M, Chopiu, Franz Kumm>il; grand quar tet, "Marina," Floiow, Alma AHtaizl, Malllds Tomasi, Signorl Lubertl and Bumrerdi. MUSICAL AND DRAMATIC NOTES. ?'Fritz" is racking a groat success at tba Standard Tboairc. Many people are unable to flail comfortable Will. "Mother and Sou" has proved ? great bit at tba Ualon Square. Tbo circus atOllmoro's Garden Is one of tbe chief attractions of tbe city. Tbe place is thronged every night "Faust" will be given to-morrow nlgbt, tor tbe third subscription evening ef tbe season of Italian Opera, at tbe Academy ot Mujic, witb tbo following cast:? Fauci tilitnor Cain pan I si MephWtopheies Slicnor F.ilt Valentine Mlirnor Dei I'ueiita WHtner Slunor Kraiireachl Siebel..... Mme. I'Uanl Mnrtha .\lm?. I.aolaelia Man.-berite Mile. .Mlnnio IIauk Director of the Muiiic and Conductor Siicnor Ardltl Extensivo preparation is being made for Wednea> day night, when "Carmen*' will be produced lor the first time in Amerloj. All tbo scenery, costumes aud mounting will be new, and tbo presentation will bd an eventlul one lit all respects. The new work will be presented with tbe following artists:? Dan Jom Sijnior Camoaninl hacamillo (Toreador).... Sl^nor Del Puonis 11 Dancalro olRoor (Irani II Kemendado >1. Thierry Zuniff* Slirnor Franclioschl Morales Miicnor Bolll Mlchaela ..Mme. SintiM l'?<|iiita... ? Mils Koblatl Mercedes . Mma. Lablaelie CurmcD (a itipir) Mile. Minnie Hunk The following is tbe complete cast of Coieraau'a cotnodf, "The Jealous Wife," wblofc Is to be glvon at Walltck's to-morrow:? Mr. Oakley.... Mr. Cnelilaa Major Oakley Mr. Oilb.rt f<or<l 'Irinkct Mr. Floyd Mr Harry Beagle . .......Mr. lieekett C ptniu O'l'utter Mr. Brougham I'btrlei Onkley ..Mr. Kocswell Mr. Kuasett Mr. Shannon William ......Mr, Kdwia John ......... ... .....Mr. Peek Mra. Oakley Xln i!o?lil?a J.aily Freeiove Mme. I'onist Harrll Kussett MIm Bnnltaee Tiilot Mlas Brlgbana Do.ly . Mus Blended OblTUAHY. BENJAMIN H. LATBOBB. Benjamin 11. Latrobe, the eminent elvlt engineer, died at bis residence, No. 140 North Charles street, Baltimore, yesterday morning, altar a lew weeks' lll> ness, ot paralysis ot trie right side, superinduced by eerebral irritation. Mr. Latrobe was sevanty-ona ye.irs of age, having been born lu Baltimore In 1807. His father, Benjamin 11. Latrobe, Sr., was as arcbl. tect ot note and furnished ttie plan tor tbe National Capitol at Washington, tbe ?xcbaoge, tba Catbedral and otber prominent buildings In Baltimore and other cities. Forty yours ago he was cbarged with superintending the constructioa ot tba Now Orleans water work* B. 11. Lurob* was a graduate of St Mary's College, F.tnmeltsburg, and studied law. At the death of bla laiber, finding that tbo law wae not In accordance with hia tastes, be determined to become a civil en gineer. At the ago of twenty-three he began his career as cm! engineer and acquirod an emi nence In that profession equalled by law mea ol his day. he was appointed assistant to Jonathan Knight, Chief Engineer ol tba Baltimore and Ohio Banroad, during tbe first fourteen years'of Its existence. The genius and talent ot Mr. Latrobe wore eoou recognised by Mr. Knmbt an-J tba other officials of this ureal work aud in 1831 bo waa appointed Mr. Km. bt's principal aseiatant. lie was alierward made chief ol tbe corps of en. glueers and was subsequently promoted ta iho po-itioo of otiie! engineer ai ttie company. John 11. B. Latrobo has been tbe legal counsellor of ttio railroad compnuy front its beginning. Tons tba two brothers were called to occupy two of the moat luiporunt positions in this treat enterprise. It was under Mr. Lurooo's supervision that tbe BaltLmoro and Ouio Railroad was nullt la the Ohio Kiver, while Ibomaa Swann was prosldent ol the company. It was on Jaansry 1, 1853, that tna ex.fusion of the road was begun from Cumberland to Wheeling, and it was due to Mr. Lalrabe's euergy, per. soversncn and skill tbat this work was accomplished. Among the mo luments to Ins great engineering skill Is the sione viaduct at the Keiay House, a wort thai in its day was considered agreat achievement. Alter the completion ol tbe Baltimore and Ohio road Mr. Latrobe remained in tbe employ of tba company as engiueer, eonatracung numerous works projected by it. lie was tbe cblel engiueer of the Pittsburg snd Cannellsviiia Kailroad, built under Ills direction, and afterward be camo its president. in 11>- latter position ha showed grant administrative ability and rendered valuable* services. While nctluu as chief engineer ol the iJaltiraore and Ohio road he wis slso connected with other roads patronised by tha laiter company. Mr. Latrebe. afier holding Ills position ot chief engineer ol tbo road for over twenty-two year*, under the successive administra tion al Louis McL ipe, Thomas Swann and W. 0. Har rison, resigned shortly altar Joba W. (> ar ret! enteral upon bis dutios ss presi dent, being, however, occasionally consulted about Ilia W'irkliig ol ibe Mad. Mr. Latrobo leaveo a wife, two sons?Rev. Benjamiu 11. Latrobe, ol tbo Episcopal Church, and Charles 1L Latrobe, an en gineer?and lliree daughters, all of wbom are mar ried. One of his daughters is the wile ol Professor Ooderdonk, of St. Jamei' College, Hageratown. Mayor Ferdinand C. Latrobe, now serving hla second term, la his nephew. Mr. La. trobe was modest snd unobtrusive, bat of a kindly disposition. He lived a retired life for sums yoars, but ss an authority npoo subjects e.onaocted with his prolession Is is advice was often sought in reference to important public works. Recently tha Mayor of Baltimore rvqudsted him io give bts views ax to the best method lor the improvement of Janea' Falls and tbe basin, hut his illness prevented a reply. Ills funerai will take place today Ir. m Km manual F.pisoopal Church. ___ rn\N7. VEIOT. Franc Velgt, a native ot Swltxerlaod, formerly professor of mathematics at the Louislsna State Agrt. culiursl snd Mochanicil C >llego, died of yollow lever at New Orleans yesterday. BISHOP GALBEUBY'8 suocessob. [bt telegraph to tiik hkbald.^ NswroRT, R. I., Oct. 19, 1878. Bishop Hendricken, of this dlno.'se, denies the eg. ten-lvely circulated report that ho Is to be trsoslerred to Hartlord ns Hie successor of the late Bishop Mil. berry. He docs not think there is ihe slightest prot> ability ol any ?ucn c'tingn oolhg Itta ie U-. is uiialxt to say oi even mi in uo wiu win be appointed io tin vacancy. He prefers to roinaui in this iliocexn, where he hopes to see completed the grsst work which lie hss undertaken?vis., the banding ol tba new cathedral lu 1'rovidescu.