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D. D., svill preach morning —' n “,rf-at'the’ Centenary Church, Monroe street, pa e ”lorg»u- Evening auhject; “ Sight Life of Bavmond, of Evanston, will preach -TW, 1 “J; tdi Street Church. piielpa wiU preach morning and '" TBe JiVhe Michigan Avenue Crmrch. irem°B»L‘“ y ou icr vriii preach morning and fc -—XUe fr-u‘■fl’cEtern Avenue Church, gening »* *** p, y e p<m vs-ill preach in the morning, —TW **£’• youker in the evening, at Grace pri JJSir of LaSalle and White streets. OUTCh, Tbe Ee* Dr. ET^er 'will preach in tho morning at It, p r cach morning and 'Hie Yt jju'my Church, Indiana avenue, near D. £>., ■will preach at the CbnrcU o* £ Morning subject: “ The Joy of iberfe* 0 ■Pv Evening subject: “Individual lu guence* rrrccorAL. _ _ tv Warren will preach in tie momlng.and Th* »*** ■ticV'eiu the evening, at SUMark’s Church, the Eev. Dr. "^3XI6. CotUge sinvtho will officiate morning and —Tneßev. *• u^cl 2 o ’f the Holy Communion, Dear tveaisgj^-between Twenty-ninth and Thirtieth streets. T?sr Francis Mansfield will officiate morning —Tasßcv.-i c rcb of tilo Atonement, corner ma Sa Bo!«y street*. cf Waejinv Stocking will officiate morning and e7en^ D ® and Adams streets, fcejwcea iicj l * y. Powers will officiate in the —TbeßcT. Vohn’a Church, Ashland avenue, near DcnM »'\ a evcaiiig nm« jladisoo tjgrtyy G. Ptfrry will officiate morning —Tne , all c,<nts* Church, comer of Carpenter *nd evening at au "-* trdFonrt* be held at St. Peter's — T ue Knjl ttvcDUU Tho Bev- George O. >o» 7*’, fctrett walker will officiate morning and —The . Zlwrv church, Warren avenue, between avenue. o&*7 •“'* p- Cushman will officiate morning and Stephen's Church, Johnson street, near r^iI** 1 ** full cathedral services, Bishop White •.rinrtlc'atinc, at the church coper of Washington ,«. T E.j. GooJsr.o,l Mill preach mnrninff and *’Siiil'lhe socond Coar.-h. comer cf sttd JlOT^Ot £ireetS - b£ h ~ rmCIX m 1110 CTCI1111 i» 0& tO Chc=cy,B. D..vil! preach luorn 7fi crenteg at the Fourth Church, comer of Ehfciagtoa and raulina streets. . tuW.A. J. rrest »ai preach moruiug and at the University Mace Churca, Douglas •j./Vind Rhodes avenue. Florence McCarthy will preach in tho 'Zt*', aficruooa at Amity Church, Ada street, Morning subject: “Christ the Wisdom -#jtod. p Afternoon subject: “ is You Like It.** ” ILeEcV C. U. DuWoife will preach at iO:JO ». m. ird':l3 p. m.' in Immanuel Church, corner of Cen ritndDavton streets. —The Bt-V. L. T. Bush will preach in the morning, the EeV. it. P. Allison in the evening, at tfcc Twen tr-£ftL-Stn.el Church. y -Tbe Rev. W. W. Evert*, Jr., will preach In the jMrciac at the Pint Church, Wabash avenue, near HcbUnl court. In the evening there will be a Gos- Klcecting, conducted by B. F. Jacobs. —Tbe Rev. John Gordon will preach at the Western ATcfcoe Church, morning and evening; baptism after fc« latter service. _ -Tbe Rev, N. F. Bavlin will preach at Temple Ciarch, earner of Harrison and Sangamon street?. Sreamg subject: “ Church Quarrels: Their Cause, Eject and Remedy.” —Tbe Rev. J. Malvern will preach at the Free Cotn cunion Church, corner of Loomis and Jackoon streets, L'cmine * abject: “ Chnr-t in the Congregation.” Evening “The Disparity Between God’s Ito'oshfc and Man’? Thoughts. —lhe E.v. F. 11. Luis wiil preach morning and renin? at the Michigan Avenue Churca, near Twen tj-iird street, rnrsnvrEniAX, : The Her. David J. Burrell will preach in the mom fcf it Wes linin' ter Church, comer cf West Jackson isd Peoria Bluets. Subject: “The Signiiicant ynef.” The quarterly missionary meeting will be held in the evening, and the Eev, C. H. Cook, who has been a missionary among the Indian* of Xow Mexico, Till mike * short address. —The lieu J. B. McClure will preach at Elver Park lathe morning. —There will be no services at the Sinth Church to diy. —The Ecv. J. Monroe Gibson will preach in the coming at the Second Church, corner of Michigan svenue and Twentieth street. The congregation will ccitc with the First Churrh in the evening. —There will be the usual ex-ening services at the Cunt-htil Park Mission Chapel, Leavitt street, near Earnson. —The P.ev. Abbott E, Kittridge will preach In the Third Church, comer of Washington and Carpenter streets. Morning subject: “ Tho Sermon on the llocnt.” Evening subject; 14 What is Tour life?” —The R?t. Gbarits L. Thompson will preach morn ing and evening at the Fifth Church, Waucsh avenue, near Tiiinr-hrtl street. Morning subject: “ The Head cf the’ Family.’* —The Her. W.'McKalg will preach morning and evaning at the jsmtli Church, Foils avenue, near thirty-seventh street. —The Congregation of the Ashland Avenue Church will worship In the Swedcnborglan Chapel, West Wash ington street, In the morning. The Kev. Dr. Swazey, will preach upon tho “ Salvation of the Virtuous Heathen.” —Tl*e lier. James ilftclangblin will preach morning cvciilag it the First Bcolch Church, comer of and Adams streets. —The Key. J. H. Walker will preach at the P.cnnion Cirorci, Fourteenth street, near Throop, morning uad evening. —Prof, Blackburn ■will preach In the morning, at the lourtii Church. , • —The Lev. J. W. Bain will preach morning <hna evening at the United Church, corner of Houroe and Ptollna streets. Christian, „ „ The Ecr. Isaac Ewott v>ill preach at the Indiana Avenue and Twenty-fifth Street Christian Church to day, morning and evening. —Elder G. G. Muilius will preach in the Central Christen Church, Jefferson Park, in the morning. MISCELLANEOUS. Cwos H. Lynn will speak r.t Gtow’s Hall, No. 517 Veit ikdison street, in the morning. Subject: "Tie life of Thomas rainc.*’ In the evening Dr. Maxwell, while entranced, will answer questions asked bj tkose In the audience. —Sirs. U. P. Clark, a missionary from Kansas, will peach la the Green Street Tabernacle morning and •teeing. —The Lev. Edmund Belfonr will preach morning thd exciting at the English Lutheran Church, comer •fDotihora and Erie btrects. —Cohudl No. 1 of Spiritualists will meet at No. 204 Via Barca street, at half-past 3 in the afternoon, aud Urtcn to'i lecture by Mr*. E, W. Scoti Briggs, on “ The Social Problem.” -The LtT. E. P. Bartlett will preach at No. 320 Ugdca neane In the evening. —The AAvtaUsts will meat in their hall at No. 213 Veit Madison street morning and evening, to hear Elder L. C. Cdllias preach. “The Progressive Lyceum meets at half-past 12 o clock at Good Templar’s hall, corner of Washington •nd Desplaiaei streets. CALENDAR 808 THE WEES. , , .. EPISCOPAL. July 13—Sixth Sunday aft** Trinity, , , „ „ BCUAS CATHOLIC. July 13—Seventh Sunday altar Pentecost | St. John Gualbert, Abb. 13- Anacletn., P. M. 14— St. Btmmatnrc, B. C. D, ri* H~ st - Henry, Emneror, C. m 16—li. V. M. of Mtl Cartel. .ft jrll-St.AlejJos, 0. Juqr 18—St, Camillas of Lellis, C,; St, Margaret, V, il. THE CG3IBT. Spectroscopic Conclusions by Prof# Belafonfiiine. To the Editor of The Chicago lYxbnnt : Sni: The Tribune published, a few days ago, *h interview I had with one of the members of year staff, about tho Coggia comet. At that fene my observations wore very incomplete, and I couM speak more from whafc others had seen than from my own knowledge. As since then I atve been able to seo more and better of that Dmch-talked-of heavenly body, I havo arrived it some conclusions which may prove of somo barest to your readers. Without stopping in ®oer to discuss the question whether the comet “ w optical illusion like tho Pepper ghosts, an im- phosphorescence, or any other nonsense, *Jrill simply state hi a faw words the conclusions ?bich the spectroscope lead me to. tho head nor, tail of the comet is a j or * liquid mass. Tho main bulk, especial ly the nucleus, is made of a glowing. self-lamin- Oas pas, probably carbon-vapor, or some carbon ooifipound free of hydrogen. Tho fact that, in tone parts, a spectrum made of the several pn colors is visible, seems to indicate the pres •sca of solid particles floating in the gaseons and reflecting tho sun-light. This, how don’t believe entirely; without denying fact of tho solar reflection, it seems to me Jr® 1 a greater condensation or compression of Cas m and around the nucleus may just as ffti^L 00 * or the brightness of the light. As jSI whilst it is made of the same mate f-r 1 w the head, it is so much attenuated as to on v a very faint spectrum, when any at alb uue of the facts which prevent my believing earnl 1 ? P re , 6€ Pc® of solid particles in Coggia's tod*'* 688 they be, exceedingly attenuated xa the great transparency of that body, Transparency which is such that, on Friday ro , f * Y°nng t of Dartmouth College, wi n ~* eo through it & eoventh-magmtude star, frTrnt estimated the brilliancy of the comet *° °* a star of the second mag "Ot only do the foregoing conclusions nS? i l vmy own spectroscopic observa nt fvv£ * c • T . a k° account for the lightness of comet, whilst they ore in opposition to no "trohoczcal fact that I know of. Mb*,;*.!* 1111 ? 0 head, the numerous changes tho extent and the direction of the tail, arc are so many puzzles that have hitherto bothered the astronomers; but. tvhon it is defi nitely settled that comots are gaseous masses under a certain degree* of tension, variable With the temperature and the solar distance, it will probably not be long before wo find the answer to them. ' ’ Allow mo, in closing this letter, to tender my best thanks to Profs. Salford aud Colbert, and to Mr. Itauey, for the opportunity they havo given me to make a little study of one of tho most in teresting questions about comet*,' and for their kind assistance in the'management of tho great telescope. I am, sir. veryTcspectfullv, * Prof. 11. Delafomaikk. Chicago, July U, IST4. REVIEW OP A3IUSE3IENTS. STTM3IEB THEATRES. The theatres, excepting the Academy of Mu sic, being now all closed, it is agreeable to look back a little and see how the march of time has added to the discomforts of dramatic audi ences. "With tho tbormomoterranging above 100 dog., as it has occasionally done during tho past three or four weeks, we are driven to admit that a covered place of amusement, which admits air only by the mouthful, is not tho moat desirable form of summer-house. Managers have found this out in other cities. In Chicago they insist upon holding out, no matter what tho weather is. Next year they wLU all close early. The policy of stowing men and women liko oysters in their own perspi ration Is frightfully expensive to tho managerial cooks. As a general thing, people liko to think of such a process only as a remote possibility ; oven then the contemplation of such a condition harmonizes better with theAthaaasian Creed, or a camp-meeting address, than with the play house. Even the ghostly counsellor postpones that fate for playgoers till after they have loft their gross bodies behind thorn, either at the cremationor’s or the cemetery. With this indul gence granted from tho pulpit, tho person who voluntarily pays to bo ate .red alive lacks common sense. Managers havo found that this class of person is rare in Chicago. Henceforth, if Mr. MoVicker or Mr. Hooley desires to give summer performances, lie must have the roof taken off his theatre, tho auditorium lighted by electrlcitv, and the atmos phere properly iced before being admitted. This will be* an evidence of modern progress. As we now are, our theatres are rather behind the age. IN TITS GOOD OLD TITLES, when the early Homans patronised theatrical entertainments, before they began to destroy cities and drag conquered monarchy iu triumph through the streets, —in fact before they had anything in the form of streets, —their thea tres were of the airy description wo should like to have. Every schoolboy has a picture of tho theatre in its'erudest and most natural form in the familiar Latin grammar quotation : Tityre tu palulas recubrms sub tejuiihe fagi, with the orchestra neatly criticised in the next lino Silvcstrcm tenui musa mcdltaria arena. can easily picture *;ica A BUCOLIC VABIETV PEBFOBitANCE. Corydou aud Amaryllis leaning up against the beech tree, coolly emarflnug the eharp triangular shells, and munching: the kernels, talking softly, with one eye on the ahoop and the other on Mopsus or Siieuua' as those two stars went through their variety performance, Coryaon now and then slapping a mosquito from his companion’s nose, but other wise heartily given over to the quiot repose which the situation demanded. Imagine this, ye grievously bored and melting thousands who paid 10 ceuta for a palm-leaf fan, arid then discovered, what you ought to have known long ago, that the more motion of tho air did not cool it, and tho exercieo of fanning onlv made you bolter. Surely tho pnmitlvo variety theatre was tho more rational for summer weather. Miss Dyas and Jim Lewis were not there to charm or amuse, but then the andienco of that day would have been juet as critical as you arc, and would have rushed into print, as some of you do, to prove that Misa could not express pathos, and that Jim Lewis was little better than a buffoon. They wero bettor pleased with the squeaking of their roed flutes than thoy would have been with that immense orchestra at the Academy of Music, to support which, as tho progiammo bo carefully announces, Mr. Gardi ner pays $159 a week more than any other man ager in the country. In point or fact, these open air heartv bucolic auditors w'ould have laughed at Mr. Gardiner, and told him he vyas throwing away nearly every cent of that amount. Indeed, that appears to be the only point on which wo of to-day would agree with the’m. And then, how much pleasanter to aeo Amaryllis and Chios picking the soft meat out of the creamy beech nuts than to watch the la boring jaws of Bello and Georgina struggle for libertv with a chocolate caramel! Indeed the old stvlo has not been improved upon in this respect. The swains would perhaps riso to KICK A SHEEP OU TWO, or oven fill a liora with water, but they never rushed en maaso from the leafy auditorium to the gin-mill under the theatre,to return with reck ing breath and ruddy noses. The ladies, at any rate, will agree that civilization has brought with it some unpleasant features in respect of theatri cal performances. But then the ladies all wore about tho same kind of garments—ouo loose, long robe, and though human nature was the same in those days, undoubtedly, as It is now, there was no opportunity for rivalry in attire. Comfort and cleanliness were the two things needful, aud there could have been no opportu nity to indulge in that small-arm fire of sarcasm at Miss Smith’s want of taste in matching col ors, or Miss Jones’ execrable ideas of what is fashionable. Civilization has given them this privilege, of course, for the law of compensation is eternal. But this was THE THEATBE IN ITS BI3IPLEST FORM. . The god Pan was tho general manager ; pol io was the critic. Unfortunately, in those days tho critic was less agreeable than ho is now. If be thought a performer excelled himself bo would straightway flay the offender on tho spot, instead of going to his office and reserving tho punishment until next day’s issue. Nowadays, the critic gives the wretched actor time to sleep over it, make his peace, and get his things in order. As far as criticism is concerned, wo humbly venture to assert a great improvement has been made. Critics now have no personal interest at stake, although oven Apollo could not convince an excoriated actor that it was all for his own good and tho elevation of popular taste. Of course such a condition of affairs could havo been improved a little. And If Mr. alcYicker should come forward, and insist that the profits of such a theatre as wo have endeavored to do scribe would certainly be insufficient to keep him in bread and cheese; or in case Mr. Gardi ner should object chat tho boot-blacks in tho upper branches of the theatre would as suredly steal down to the parquetto and dress circle, we will revert to * ANOTHER ronir OP THEATRE, much In vogue among “those poor old Pagans,” as the self-sufficient cant of our day aud genera tion patronizingly terms the “ glorious Greeks of old,” who built the Parthenon, and whoso models of beauty remain to-day unveiled among our “more blessed people.” EVEBT OBEEK TOWN had its theatre, and even in tho colonies dra matic performances were given in first-class bouses of amusement, built upon the most ad mirable plan, and lacking nothufg of the sump tuoueDCßfl of our modern play-houses but the meretricious gilding and sign-board fresco-work. The Athenian Calumet or Evanston would have supported a theatre, and been all the better *°TUe Greek theatre was not built exactly like outs, with tiers of galleries rising one over the other. THET WEBB CONSTRUCTED with concentric rows of sects rising in regular succession, more like the seats at a circus, m steps. Those scats were frequently cut in the solid rock, and a place where a natural curve and slope of the ground rendered such excavation easy was generally chosen. The authtormm was nsuallv semi-circular, and the line of sight good for every seat. In tho centre at the lowest point stood tho orchestra, and the stage, or more properly the P r °s ceiuaoi. formed the chord of tho semi-circle. Behind this was the scena, closing in that side of tho theatre with a solid wall. It was gener ally ornamented with cblumns or other archi tectural devices. No mechanical effects were required to represent impossible-looking ships, which moved only by jorics in the least nautical fashion imaginable. There was no scenicartist to come round on the first night of a perform ance and tell the critic how long be was elabo rating that marvel of pigment behind the plaj era, and facetiously termed by him “scenery. The Greeks had AJT OLD-FASHIOSED IDEA, that much might bo left to the imagination in this respect, and we cannot but wish that, witu regard to tome of these things, their excellent example had bean closely followed. In those days audiences were the critics, and they, like THE CHICAGO DAILY TRIBUNE; SUNDAY, JULY 12. I^4 their patr on saint, so to speak, Apollo, seldom reserved their criticisms for the following morn ing. But we have not come to them yet; .we are speaking of the theatre. THE GREAT BEAUTT OF CONSTRUCTION hero was tho absence of a roof. In that soft, balmy climate where the cicada was perpetually making himself mu sically disagreeable, and the bees were Bpenduigtheir whole time gathering honey oh Hymcttus Instead of going to sleep with a thermometer 20 deg, below zero, no roof was needed, Footlights were dispensed with, and all the performances were given in tho day time. So that, after a lawyer bad got through his cage, or while bis opponent was making one of those terrible long orations, now, thank tho Fates, out of date, he would stroll down to the theatre, pay hia little obolus, and freely criticise the performance. If the sun was shining very brightly, his bare head would be protected by a curtain which shut off the solar rays, but let in tho air. ’ There, Sir. McVicker, what do you think of tho poor old pagan ? He could not have endured ic otherwise. No living Greek could havo sat through a performance of one of tho comedies of Aristophanes with a solid roof above him, and a sweltering atmosphere arouud him. A man would die if ho tried to laugh iu such an atmosphere as our theatres in close in summer, aud the auditor* who could sit through tho performance without laughing at tho light,' racy humor, aud applauding the bltingaatire of some of the hits. It was a groat improvement, this open-air per formance under a movable roof. Then again there was ANOTHER ADVANTAGE those hard old heathen enjoyed. It vras un necessary to circulate programmes among them with the imbecile announcement, “ Children in anna not admitted," while children who ought to have been in bed are allowed to pass demure ly iu and deafen the audience with yolpiug and crying fears. They would not admit women to these places, except possibly to hoar trage dies. The ladiea were at homo, spinning and weaving and darning their husband’d clothes, or malting choice diahes for the poor man to eat when ho came home from the play. These were tine old times, when every theatre allowed smoking and lager, like the Adolpbi. Of course the audience were too polite to indulge iu such luxuries, but tboir abstinence was probably owing to the scarcity of beer and tobacco in the city. It would never have done to let the rot tenness'of Athenian society be exposed la the coarse jests of that day. It is only when the same things are qaid in a slightly different way that wo take our wives and daughters to tho theatre. There was the same human nature relloclod, except in the grand old tragedies where the ideal or supernatural silenced or ourapmrod the audience, and lifted them above mere matters of costume and scene ry. But it is doubtful whether ladies wore al lowed to hear the solemn iambics rolled out upon the stago, full of deep philosophy, and laden with metaphysical speculation. In those miser able days of'heathen depravity, seduction and adultery were not considered improving topics for tho thought and contemplation of the future wives and mothers of the Hepnblic. That highly ingenious but shallow Preach proverb, “ Hoiii Bolt qui mal y perse," had not been invented to excuse tho desire for witnessing degrading ex hibitions. Tho world was younger then, and the poor Greeks were heathens, and thsir neglect of these aids to tho preservation of society must be pardoned. But. after all, Mr. IToolcy, and even Mr. Grover, would rebel against a revival of Greek customs. “ I could not draw an audience of men WITHOUT A LEADING LADT, oven with tho most racy of modern comedies,” says the llrst. “Very good, indeed.” says the second, “ but a male ballet would not draw a little bit; and our ladies’ nights are more profit able than the stag performances.” So as wo must not expect a revival of the old Greek thea tre in toto, let us insist upon the restoration cf one feature of it—coolness. THE BOHAN' TIIEATHE did not differ from that of the Greeks, whom these Joaquin Millers copied fivm in almost evervthim* pood. They even stole the Greek name for a theatre, and claimed it as original, just as they denied that the name of their city was Greek. 'When they found the semi-circular theatre too small for their imported gladiatorial exhibitions, they doubled them, put another theatre on the other side, and called it an amphi theatre, —a theatre on both sides. Hero men, and women, and children went Indiscriminately, and sat through tho exhibitions. As Homo grew older, these poor old pagans grew more cruel until as everybody knows, their amphithcatiical exhibitions becamo th© moat atrocious things that human ingenuity un aided could think about. Christians wore tor tured, not by bad orchestras, but In* burning and wild beasts; murders, not of the*..-ecu’s English, but of Homan and :c.v.. ula uarors, followed. Crustv old bachelors may uay that if the ladies had been kept oat tho Homan theatres would have remained as high-toned as those of Greece, but this sketch is meant to be unorejudieed. Of course wo do not exactly wish the Homan theatre revived, There ia too much “murder in jest” on our slag© already ; what wo do want is comfort. Perhaps the old liomima suffered as much pain from the Italian sun as we do from the gas and bad ventilation. Indeed, tho Colosseum In its ruins does not sug gest comfort in any way, and the provincial ’amphitheatres were probaoly no better «ff. The theatres proper, however, were probably better arranged. THE HOST UNCOMFOBTARLE THEATRES ever built were those of the twelfth to the fif teenth centorv. They were copied from the Greek design,’though indirectly through the Ve netians. But what was good m Greece was not necessarily so m England. The-cast winds, rain-storms, and chilly airof the climate of Great Britain affords no counterpart for tho Palmy airs of Greece; the zephyrs of ancient Athens did not in any way resemble the raw, blood-curdling breezes from the German Ocean; and a rootless theatre In London was as trying to the constitu tion as a roofed play-house would have been in Thebes. Not lon£ ago an English magazine gave a capital description of THE INTERIOR OF AN ENGLISH THEATBB in tho fifteenth century, if we are nut mis taken. Tho pit was wbat its name implied, a pit, accessible from only one door, Tne other and more aristocratic seats were arranged as in tho classic theatres. The pit was uncovered, and when tho rain descended, as it does some times to-day, the occupants of the pit would sit patiently tnrongh it; butchers, with their sleeves ‘all rolled up to tho arm-pita ; fat old merchants, steamingthrough the drizzle like tho not then invented locomotive ; ruffians and loaf ers (for these gentlemen arc not indigenous to onr day) cursed and swore, and fought in pub lic without an effort on the manager’s part to prevent it. Here and there A BUTT OF FOAMING ALE was placed, aud these gentlemen m the pit drank till the water descending upon them was utterly disproportioned to the liquid that they drank. No arrangements were made lor their conven ience in any way, aud the most abominable sights were to bo seen. In the upper tiers sat the men and women who cared to purchase shel ter. They were covered, and could look down complacently upon tho reeking crowd below. They brought their lunches with them, and enjoyed the performance with the double zest of the theatre and tho pic nic great rolls of bread, masses of meat, and lumps of cheese that we would recoil from. The performers were all men, but women went to see them, which was not strange. Ladies to day often go to the theatre merely to feast their eves on a favorite actor, which accounts for the vanity of players as a class. . It must have been dismal fun at the best, to sit through a rainy af ternoon at tho play-house, but could it havo been worse than a Chicago theatre in July ? WHAT W3C WANT. Now we really do not want to repeat the ex periences of our forefathers as here, related. Open-air theatres, except in summer, would be Intolerable. Roofed theatres in summer are intolerable. If we cannot have open air for July as well as proper warmth for Jan uarv does it not seem a brilliant idea to close in July’ or earlier, say June, and keep the house closed till September? IVe should hear fewer complaints about Chicago people not supporting tho drama; there would bo rower disappointed stars. A long dearth of amusements would make* them more acceptable, aud manager and public would bo more really benefited. It £eems, too, like an eager grubbing for the last dollar in the*city to protract a season into tho dog-days. The artists, poor people, need some vacation, and the public a little respite. There is a season for all things, and a picnic in February would not be less out of season tuan a dramatic per formance in July. Perhaps these remarks come too late—managers may have learned their lesson already. But if we can impress it a little more deeply by presenting an argument for closing, we shall‘have served tho public, and saved the managers worry and loss. SHOET STUDIES EEOH THE DAILT COMPANY. To the EdVortf The Chicago Tribune Sib: T- Block company, generally speaking, gives ua the drama coder the best conditions, altbongh it does not always afford a true test for ascertaining, or exhibiting the intrinsic merits of individual members. The Daly Com edy Company, which has recently closed a four weeks’ season at Mr. Hooloy’s, in this city, is a good illustration of these facts. The parform- ancea were all characterized by a high degree of general excellence. Things ran regularly, smoothly, and quietly. Many of the members are artists of a high grade. Bat, when we sep arate these people'from the glamour of their surroundings, and watch one of them during an entire evening, to the exclusion of all else on the cast, we can better arrive at a truo estimate of their histronio value. Wo may not then be so much disposed to become dissatisfied with our own George Holland, or George Giddena, or Bishop, or O’NoiU This company appeared here IN A FICTITIOUS LIGHT. It must not be forgotten that Mr. Daly’s people have clayed together foryears, and bad appeared in somo of the plays produced here for hundreds of times in succession in New York City, and nnder the most favorable circumstances. They have had for a manager the moat successful playwright that this country has produced. It has been their custom also to appear in his dramas; so they hod, in addition to thoir own information as actors, the ‘entire not result of tho author’s searching thought. The Dalys havo been playing hero in their specialties. If Booth, or Barrett, or Adams, were to come suddenly among them, giving a different and diflicult in tellectual play each night for weeks at a timo, some of these people would sink beyond recog nition, and tho company, as a unit, would bo found no better than many another hard-worked and star-battsred ssock in this or Eastern cities. Throw Joseph Jefferson out of hia specialty, and where does ho rank ? There was the overestimated and explosive mb. HARKINS, who played every part as though it was ungrate ful to him, and who let* always the impression that ho should havo been employed to do tho «theatrical villains.” We have an expression which is sometimes applied to tenors on tho lyric stage, which suits him i Ho is an actor ro busto. MB. PARSES Was a good conventional actor of the old, smooth, oily, “By Jove” style; but he had nothing new er startling about him. FISHEU AND DAYIDGS were character actors of tho highest grade. One could obst-rve them with pleasure and instruc tion the year round. Much coaid bo said in their praise. MR. LEWIS is a bundle of nervous idiosyncrasies. Ha looks, eajd, and docs many things like our John Dillon; but between them always there is a vital differ ence. Lewis is an artist who draws from the live model, while Dillon is seldom able to get away from burlesque. Lewis keeps the marks and linos of distinction which exist between dif ferent characters forever intact. He comes on the stage a now man every tima. Dillon is al ways Dillon. JIBS. GILBERT ranks among onr best ala ladies. She is nat ural, and mat fact alone goes far in this noh.y and fantastic age. THU MISSUS SARA JEWETT AND NINA YAIUAN are delightfully pretty girls who wear line dress es. They are well-bred, reffaed, and good ac tresses, whoso beauty and set accietyAnannera will carry them creditably everywhere while youth and beauty remain to them. But they need nersouahty and positivenosß, and have no special call, either secular or divino, to their present profession. HISS DYAS grow upon her audience strongly. If her prog ress was slow, it was very sure. She is well educated, relined, sensitive, intellectual, and xcoma.xly. In common with Katherine Rogers, Miss Ncilsod, and Mrs. Scott-Siddons, she bears the markings of the English school. They train people over there. Nothing is loft to ohunco or inspiration. She feels at homo on the stage, and is self-possessed and well-informed regard ing her strong and weak points. She knows be forehand just what sho is able to perform, bhe acted liuoly as Anne Sylccstre, much better as JkVrf. Fan Bmgh, and almost grandly in Bay vionde. But through ail her efforts can be no ticed the absence of the one vital element of grandeur and sublimity in the histrionic arc. Physicists tell us that, no matter how cold or warn! the atmosphere may bo, there is always somewhere a decree of temperature a: which it will deposit dew. Now, Miss Dyas. in all the gradations of her acting, has no dew-point. She lacks intensity. She lacks the power of tears. It is woman’s weakness which constitutes wom an’s strength. It ia evident aha recognizes this axiom, for, in situations of intense pathos, she hides the face. Clara Morris or Katherine Rogers would leave it exposed. Miss pyaa will be a credit to any company with which she may be come associated. DIJOD HERON is on tho path to greatness. Sho baa tho trno knack of it. But will they overwork and “ push ” the little girl in childhood's slender and fragile years? \Ve could not help thinklag of her mother, who stands ever in the vista behind this little girl with tho Grecian face, and midnight eyes, and velvety voice; the mother, of coa mopiitan fame, who arose in her beauty and strength, and plavcd Canxills lor a thousand nights ; the mother whose light fell suddenly from a noonday sky; the mother who wears tho haunted look of beauty that bos been unfortu nate, and for whom the rising mists of Eternity are already shutting oat the memories of this world. To-day the child Bijou is only a recol lection and a hope. HISS DAVENPORT is a first-class mechanical actress. She never feels anything that she says or Joes, and never misses an opportunity to look at the audience. She is loud, tricky, and sometimes vulgar. tifice ” ia her motto. The applause she receives generally begins among the gods. She belongs to the comedy school of the last century, and to such plays as Sheridan, and Colman, and Hol craft* wrote. Still, with it all we must accord her intense individuality, great mechanical force, and a terrific will-power. Her style is al most unique in this country. She is hard to count on, difficult to forecast, and impossible to catch or comer, Sometimes obe looked like champagne of the “Widow Clicquot” brand; but. as we raised the glass to teat its quality, the sparkling bubbles winked at us and vanished. Sometimes, again, she appeared to be a magnifi cent tom-cat stretched full length upon a rug; but, whefi we reached forth our hand to stroke the animal, instantly it was bristling and spit ting from the fence-top. There was often a rustle, and crackle, and sheen, about her gar ments, that reminded na of an electrical bat tery in full play; and * then, again, wo could liken her progress across the stage to nothing so much as the rush and fizz of a fireworks-sorpout through the crowd on a Fourtb-of-.Tuly night. She belongs to the Bow ery, not Fifth avenue, and is the favorite of the •* boys.” But. as the public goes, and the crowd thinks. Miss Davenport is the most noticeable and attractive member of this company. One word regarding her dresses, for they were bought at Lord A Taylor’s. It ia proper that an actor should have appropriate and rosily drap inga. Indeed, it ia best ho, for it helps along the general good wonderfully ; but, when a person with Miss Davenport’s standing and pretentions descends to putting it into the public prims that she is •* the moat magnificent dresser on the American stage,” and when an artist (?) stoops to fixing her clothes before the very footlights, then the American public should put the true stamp upon her efforts,—a stamp having this fa miliar legend of the shop cut upon it: Miss Fanny Davenport, Artistic Milliner and Dresa mftVAr, JOHN McLATOBUBOB. THE DSAHA. Anything more dismal than the past week in amusements it would ha dillicult to call to mind. The weather was intolerably hot; three theatres wore open; business was ridiculously bad. In place of saving money by closing, managers came to grief by remaining open. They deserved to suffer. m’ticees’s theatre. The Lingarda played during the week to des perately small houses. There was nothing to en courage them but a determination to see things .through. Mr. Lingard’s benefit Friday night was a trifle better attended than the preceding nights, the weather baring moderated a little. It is not probable that the party ever played two such con secutively unrqpruuerativo weeks. They will re turn to the city next season, playing lor one week at the Academy of Music, commencing Sept. 14. The theatre will now be closed, and tne artists have' a chance to recuperate after a long and tedious season. The uewcompauy will open the house again at the end of August. IUE AOiDEirr OF -MUSIC. Mr. W. Hoskins engaged with the manage ment of the Academy of Music to play for one week in a round of old comed.es. He found a company prepared to support him. Such a com bination, we sincerely hope, for the credit of tne Academy of Music, will never again bo seen there. Mr. Hoskins come to us very strongly recommended, but gave ns no opportunity of judging When a man claims to bo able to play one part, it ia asking too nmch of him to do so perfectly, and, at the same time, play all the others in the piece. Mr. Hoskins was unprepared to play Prospectus, Mrs. Hawk, and the remainder of the chaiacteis, and failed to make a hit for that reason. Wednesday night ha resolved to play no more, and nobody will blame him for the resolve. Thursday Mr. Gardiner's ssmpanjr returned with the Yokes £arty, and George Davenport played la sozno dtih pieces to the end of the week. This week the Yokes family will give a round of their specialties previous to their departure for California, playing “Fun in a Fog,” •■The Wrong Man,” and u Belles of the Kitchen,” with farces, and their full measure of nonsense and fun. Friday night has been set apart fora com plimentary benefit tendered Fred Yokes by the leading business men of the city. The corre spondence sets forth their high appreciation of legitimate burlesque, and their anxiety to give the legitimate bnrlesquer a substantial token of thoir high regard. Mr. Yokes’ personal quali ties as well as professional merits entitle him, if any artist of the present season, to a crowded house Friday night. HOOLEV’S THEATRE. Tony Pastor’s party has been doing a fair business at Hooloy’a Theatre during the week. He will remain next weok. whoa an entire change of bill will be made, with several novel ties and improvements. THE HIPPODROME has been doing unusually well on the lake shore. The attendance hua been nniiormly excellent and the exhibition of a character to give tho utmost satisfaction. Tho principle was novel, and therefore better appreciated. At the end of the season Mr. Buckley will return with a host of additional novelties which will be substituted for tho weaker acts. DRAMATIC NOTES. Barry Sullivan will make a professional tour of the States next season. The new Globe Theatre, Boston, is to be fin ished in November and opened at Christmas. • Mr. Duck is the appropriately-named manager of a Bath, England, theatre. Ho is said to got along swimmingly. Kitty Blanchard is keeping a boarding-house in Boston. Sne is Mrs. McKoo Rankin, which partially accounts for it. Why does not Baraum engage La Oroizette for his hippodrome ? Her poison scono is bettor suited to tho ring than tho stage. Misas Violetta Colville, daughter of “U;:cle Sam ” Colville, as ho is generally called, a.riv-u in New York last week. Wallack’s Theatre is to bo remodsmized. Its interior is to be renovated, and an “'English actress of distinction” is to bo tho leading lady. If Kate Field fails to bo warmly received on tho dramatic stage, she cannot lay it to the lack of kindly advertising she has had from the press. Lydia Thompson now threatens London with a season at the Strand. Is there no place on earth whore her faded charms are not ex hibited * . Martin Tupporwill lecture in this country next season, bringing his proverbial philosophy with him. flat for tais Air. Tapper might be well re ceived. The Graphic says: “Olive Logan has been studying the drama in the Parisian silk shops, aad will appear in a now green-watered role ton yards long.” That admirable dramatic critic, the Duke of Edinburg, superintended an amateur perform ance of ** The Hunchback” for the benefit of the Chichester training-ship. Edwin Adams is to play at Booth’s Theatre next season. It is said that he will star in the role of Sidney Carton in a dramatized version cf “A Tale of Two Cities.” Two thousand dollars* worth of “Royal Mari outlies ” paraphernalia were sold at auction'in Lancaster, Pa., a day or two ago, for g!01 t to satisfy a hotel-keeper’s demands. The “ summer theatrical season ” in New York has been tho dullest every known. Vallack’s and the Olympic, though they have weathered many previous summers, have pub up their shutter’s. There is some doubt expressed as to whether Allas Ada Dras will be a member of Daly’s com pany next fall. There ia, then, a glorious op portunity for one of three other managers in tho country. Mr. Charles Neville, of London, is a disgusted man. Air. Henry Nevilla, of the Olympic Thea tre. is always Icing confounded with him. He therefore soberly announces that ho will here after recognize no iiama but Sugicn. “Ls Vampire do Halloxe” ia tho last addition to French dramatic literature. Having exhaust ed the criminal records for subjects, a brilliant combination of cannibal and resurrectionist is hailed with delight by Trench managers. There will be five variety theatres in operation in New York next winter: The Olympic. Comiqae. Aletropoiuan, Tony Pastor’s, and the Grand Opera-llooso. This does not include Beo:h’», which will bo in tue same business half tho time. The story of the disastrous losses of Messrs. McVicker, Jluoloy, and Aiken (who has boon out of the managing business ah the season) still goes tho rounds. \Niien it comes back to tho Cincinnati Commercial the author will believe it nearly true. The benighted inhabitants of South America are at last to have a simon-pure “ Black Crook,” none of veur weak imitations or base counter feits, but the genuine article. Messrs. Bidwcll and AlcDououga, to whose enterprise the South Americans will bo indebted for tho “ Black Crook,” start with the company early in the fall. Alanager Bob Miles, of Cincinnati, will run the new Grand Opera-House, formerly Mozart Hall, and Robinson’s Opera-House also. At the new theatre he will play the following stars this season : Airs. Lander. John McCullough, Jauaua chek, Mrs. Bowers, Mrs. Oates, Miss Neilson, Joe Jefferson. Ada Gray. Maggie Mitchell, T. C. King, Toole. Samuel Colville’s combination, Sothern, and tho Yokes Family. The capacity of the house nill be 2,11)0. Air. Allies will discover his mistake in time. Theatre-goers in Paris are enraged by a fraud which has been piacticcd on them at tne Gymnoso in a new play Called “ Una Femme qui Meat.” A husband discovers that his wife is deceiving him; a shawl which sue told him she got for really cost $250; a flower-stand which she says she got for $lO cost SSO, and so on. ** A woman who lies ” in this way must have some bad motive, and the audience begins to suspect a lover and all sorts of clandestine wickedness, when their hopes ara dashed to the ground by the discovery that the wife is a good and virtuous woman, and that having come into a small fortune by the death of a relative she was only preparing a pleasant surprise for her husband. The Gartenlmibe publishes an amusing article on the theatrical claque in Berlin, in which the following la related, about 5111 a. Vestvali, the fe male Hamlet: “She wanted to have bouquets and wreaths thrown to her. X demanded S2O for it, which she said was too ranch for one niuht. Bat lexplained the whole thing to her. ‘ Madam,’l said. ‘the S2O are sufficient for two nights. To-day land my men will throw the bouquets to you from the first tier. Alter the Eerformance is over I shall take the flowers omo in a basket, put them in water, and leave them there ail night and the following day. To morrow night no one in the audience will find out that the bouquets have been used before.’ Thereupon she paid mo the sum I had de manded.” Saa Francisco has another Chinese theatre, 'ami it has just opened to the public. At rho first performance l.fiOO persons wore present, and manifested much interest in the play, which lasted from 7:CO Saturday morning until nearly 3 o’clock the next morning. A local paper says that the costumes of the actors were mag nificent, and were all made for the opening ni"ht. The performance passed off in the most convivial manner. Kach actor was greeted on hia appearauca by many marks of approbation from his immediate circle of friends. Tea drinking was indulged in to a large extent, and cigars and cigarettes were smoked to the ex hilarating strains of questionable harmony. The play in plot and action was like all Chinese plays. There wore combats and intrigues, mur ders and suicides, elopements and pursuits. There was a bucolio vein rippling through the spirit of the drama, and the introduction of two cows, represented by two Chinamen with beasts heads, was the occasion of no amall amount of enthusiasm. The theatre ifl large, and ia said to have cost «30,00 U. MUSIC. "Music, heavenly maid,” is oil on a vacation. She may be listening to Apollo twanging his golden lyre, or she may be at the watering places, or she may have gone on a trip to Bos ton for a week or so. But wherever she may have gone, certainly she has departed, and all Per musical instruments are hushed except those under the control of Mr. Ealatka, who is left alone in charge of the musical interests of this great city, with headquarters at Lincoln Bark and Turner Hall. Sweet respite that wo now enjoy. There are no more church concerts, when amateur talent demands the plaudits lavished on prima donnas, and where hnsbands and fathers send in elabo rate notices bristling With the word “superb.” For a week or two we shall not be pestered with any mention of classical music, or the superan nuated Beethoven, » man of some note in his dav bnt who Is now obscured by the rising splendors ef Offenbach , sad Oliver **Dit- eon. We have bowed the neck to Baal too long: lot ns, for a time at least, renounce these Old-World corflposers, who wrote under tho debasing influence of regal or imperial slavery, and do homago to tho brighter lights of free America—Foster, for instance. During the present month, at all ©vents, we shall not be called upon to yawn through the Ninth Sym phony,—thus called since there is nothing sym phonioua infrt. Tho only music which is to he in vogue for a time will bo that performed upon the piano by countless young ladies to countless young men, and that ground out of the hand organ by veterans of the late War, or women with a half-dozen children. Both classes of performances are of a highly moral character, and are not, like operas, conducive of drinking. Between every act of tho so-called music of Wag ner, —not the'lato Coroner of Cook County, but a much inferior person who has not the remotest idea how to draw up a verdict in a simple case of “ Came to his death from causes unknown,” — tho bearer is irrcsistably compelled to rush out. and try to drown his agony in *• oblivion's bowl,” a mixture commonly known as whisky and water. Whereas, tho young man after listening to the simple music of tho girl, goes home vowing to bo good, and take a Sunday-school class. It is expected that the statistics of intoxication for July will show a gratifying decrease. the oilmoue congests. The subscriptions thus far to the Gilmore Eromenado concerts at the Exposition ha%*o not een so largo as the advantages offered led tho management to expect. Mr. ilumford has now determined in the present depressed state of amusement matters to put tho question to a popular vote of the music-loving people of Chicago, whether the concerts shall or shall not Lo given. To-morrow morning will bo placed on aale at the various ticket-offices appended below single tickets for any one of the six pro posed concerts at 75 cents each; and bundles of bix and twelve tickets at $3 and 83 respectively. Those will be on sale for four days, aud tho result will deter mine whether Gilmore’s Band shall .come here or not,’ If not, the tickets will bo redeemed at the depots where purchased. Tho band is that of tho Now York Twenty-second Regiment, with Arbucklo and Lefebro as special attractions. As not one place of amusement will bo open at this time, the promenade concerts will be the sole attraction in the city. There appears to bo a strong interest felt in the matter by tho public at large, but it has not yet de veloped into the purchase of tickets. They may be obtained at the following places; ■\y, B. Keen & Cooke, 115 aud IX7 State street; Lyon & Uealy, corner of State and Mouroe streets; Julius Bauer & Co., and Cobb,a Library, under the Palmer House ; Root & Lewis/No. 15G State street; Birina & McLane, under the Tfcmont House; Erby & Barnes, No. 101 Madison street; Parker & Tilton, No. 83 Clark street; Charley Kern, No. 110 LaSalle street, and at the West Side Library, No. 209 West Madison street. These are the polling places, as it were, and it depends upon tho num ber of votes polled ‘within tho next four days Whether wo are to have tho concerts or not. MUSICAL NOTES. The latest thing in music is *‘Ho Kissed Her and She Kissed Him.” Thweet. A chandelier in the new Opera-House, Paris, cost $15,000. The saddest of music is called by Gottschalk his “ Last Smile.” and by Was llol hia “ Loce Grin.” St. Louis musical circles are convulsed over the question, “Should or should not ‘Down in a Coal Mine’ be sung in a minor key ?” As much aa 6 and 7 guineas wore de manded bv the Loudon ticket speculators for a place to hear “ II TaJismano ” on the first night. Warner has two new operas fully sketched out—one entitled “ Pereira*!,” therefore another Grail subject, and “ The Victory,” a Buddhistic thomo. Lecocq’s “ Girofle-Girofla” bids fair to be as great a success iu London as is “La Fill a da Madame Augot.” It is full of delicious gems of comic music. The latest furor in Pesth has been the pro duction of the Hungarian opera, “Brankovicz Gyargy.” Judging from its name, it must be remarkably melodious. Scribner's for July says that St. Louis is the onlv large citv in the country that cannot boast of a lirst-clasa theatre, and which is compelled to have its opera season in a second-rate variety hall. * A troupe of eight ladies haa appeared at St. James’ Hall, London. They are termed the “ iscandiuavian Vocalists,” and dieas uniformly in black velvet, with whito and crimson adorn ments. Mile. Mareai has been re-engaged by Max Strakosch for the ensuing season of Italian ©'•era, with the especial view of her sinmng tho role of MrJhilde in the revival of Bossmi’a “ William Tell.” Dr. Leopold Damrosch bats accepted the con d’l-jtorebip of the Brooklyn Haudel-and-Haydn S.wiptr, succeeding tbo 'baritone and maestro, Mr. Alberto Laurence, formerly of the Parepfi- P.oea English Opera Company. Gounod complains that “Faust,” which is often played, is nob paid for; while " Mireille,” ‘•Romeo aud Juliet,” aud other productions over which M. Gounod has secured his rights, are not played at all. Church-choir salaries in Cincinnati ran from S3OO to SSOO per year for organists ; for soprano singers, from jj’2ss to $500; for tonors, from s2sJtos3oo; for contralto and bass singers, from S2OO to S3OO. Tho acme has been reached in tho pathos of titles bv a music who has produced a touching piece of msw-sick under the pathetic name of “Mother, Bring My Little Kitten.” We propose getting out as a companion piece, “ Dad dy Have you Drowned the Puppies ?” Liszt will spend the summer in Roma at the Yilla d’Eate, which belongs to Cardinal Hoben loho. It is said that he intends composing an oratorio, on a Polish subject, St. Stanislaus, and dedicating it to the Duchess Wittgenstein, a lady of Polish extraction. Mr. Jerome Hopkins’ “Sepoy Battle March,” for grand orchestra, has cieated a sensation at the London Crystal Palace concerts. It is a dramatic composition, descriptive of a fight, and it was magnificently rendered by Herr Aug. Manns’ celebrated orchestra. Pacini’s opera of “Saffo,” popular in this country ten or twelve years ago with Gazzaniga m the principal part, has been revived at Leg horn, with Carolina Forui as the prims douna. On the occasion of her benefit, Signora Fcrni, besides singing in tho opera, appear ed as a vio linist, and performed Haydn’s “ Souvenir” with quartet accompaniment. Sophie Cruvelli, tho once celebrated opera singer, has received from'the Pope the Golden Rose of IS7L This rose is usually given only to a Princess, but as Cruvelli gave up her lyne ca reer to become a wife and mother, and, later, a devotee, only singing for charitable purposes. Cardinal Antonolii proposed her name for the high honor which was once conferred upon that pure moralist, Isabella of Spain. Her Yon Bulow, the celebrated German pian ist, has ruined himself in Italy. hither to been quite a favorite with the Italians, and at tho time Verdi’s Maas was given in Milan m memory of Manzoni.V. Bulow was present in the dtr. Some enthusiastic admirers of Verdi asked him his opinion of this new work of tho Italian master. V. Bulow appeared to bo very indignant, and answered they could not suppose ho would listen to Verdi’s bungling work. Hero is a hint for amateurs on tho Ante. X beggar presented hhpaolf regularly at a certain coffee-house with a clarionet under bis arm. “ Will you allow me, gentlemen, to play a tune? I am only an amateur, and if you prefer giving me a few coopers I will spare you the annoyance of listening.” Everyone felt at once for a few stray coppers. At last, one evening, a young man who had never failed to contribute asked him in a friendly manner to give him a tune, good or bad. “ I am afraid, sir, I shall disap point you.” " Never mind; give ua a tune.” " I a m a very poor player, and have a very poor In strument. "No matter; I want to hear you.” •* Well, sir, since you insist,” said the poor mao, “I am sorry to say that I don’t play at all. 1 merely carry my instrument.” A Scene in (bp Swiss Assembly*- A Berne correspondent of the h'ouceUiete writes to that paper: “With your permission I will finish this letter with a slight sketch, which will contribute, in spite of occasional incidents, to preserve our reputation for parliamentary order, and will illustrate in our case that expression'of Voltaire wherein he apeftksofthe simplicity of Laccodemon and the noliteness of Athens. It is G o’clock in the evening; the large Hall of tho Cooseil National (remember it is not weather), airy and fresh, is a capital placo toTronsin. Some thirty Deputies are busy writing, scattered up and down on the right and left; tho Buroaa is equally busy ; moat of these gentlemen are perfectly at their ease ; that is to say, tbev have taken o it their coats and aro smoking the traot tional cigar, now and then chatting familiarly. On one of the more conspicuous seats our Booties has divested himself of both coat and wa?atcoat and a pair of brilliant red braces stand oat in bold relief from the snow-white linen. An English family enter the gallery, stealing io*ou tiptoe; iheM tourists regard with the habitual respect that belongs to their country tho august Assembly; patar-familias takes notes, and then all quit the Salle. Probably, adds the imagina tive correspondent, tho following Record will appear in his note-book : * Visited tho sitting of the Swiss National Assembly ; calm, perfect; great difference from Versailles; discussion thoroughly parliamentary; President in national costume.’" I WOULD NOT BE A ROSE I do not wish, as some have wished. That I might be a rose. To nestle softly on your breast, Or in your hair repose; I do not wish to be a glove. And thus your hand to press; Nor yet a favorite shoo or boot, Your pretty foot to dress. I do not wish to be a gem. Though richest of the rare. To add a lustre to your charms. And mari you seem more fair; I would not be nor this nor that. Inanimate and dead; Yon cannot love such things as these, But like them all instead. Bnt I would be an honest man. With heart of genuine worth,— With knowledge, gained by honest toll. Of all the things of earth; Sly mind well stored with heavenly truths. My chief delight to give A helping hand to all mankind, And teach thorn how to live. Then, though I might not press your ham Nor lie upon your breast, Aa do those dead and senseless things Tnat know not where they rest, I’d win your deepest, purest love. And, winning this, be blest; For he who wins true woman’s love Wins with It all the rest. LIBRARY NOTES. PERIODICALS RECEIVED. American Btii‘der for July (Now York). Current numbers of LiUelts Living Age (Littel) & Gay, Boston) ; Every Saturday (t£. O. Hough ton & Co., Boston) ; and Appleions' Journal \p. Appleton & Co., New York.) MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS, It is stated that Kabul* Pasha, tho Turkish Ambassador at Vienna, is writing a history of Borne in Turkish. —Geo. B. C. McCall tun, during the War the Superintendent of Military Railroads, has pri* vatcly printed a volume of verse, ** Tho Water Mill and Other Poems.” —Mr. J. B. Lmuby has written a “ History of the Creeds,” which is a succinct account of tha ancient Christian creeds, and the controversies respecting them —The London Figaro, learning that “ Tap per’s Proverbial Philosophy” has been drama tized for the stage, suggests that “ Johnson’s Dictionary ” should next undergo similar treat ment. —The literature of the Gypsies is receiving great attention of late. Three or four Lugii.it and two German books upon the subject were published in 1573. —The Bov. Alfred Taylor haa \rritten a book giving some “Peeps at Our Suaday-SchouU.” —Jules Verne’s latest book has beeu secured by William F. Gill & Co., Boston. It is iu uv-- fiarts, comprising stories of adventures by air, and, and water, and is entitled “'From the Clouds to the Mountains.” —The indefatigable Dr. Colenso bas at last finished his battery against the Speaker’s Com mentary by the iesuo of the Sixth Part of his Critical Examination of that work, making a volume as large in dimensions aa those of the work it attacks. —Liszt is engaged on “A Theoretical and Practical School of Music” in three volumes. —Mrs. Boss Church (Florence Marryat), the novelist, is coming to this country to lecture, and a writer qualities his statement that she is i very charming woman by adding, “ But I dou\ think she has lectured before.” —An Italian gondolier is among the most noted of the later commentators on Dance. —Mr. Abbott’s “ Concordance to Pope,” now ready for the press, brings out the carious fact that he never used the words “ also ” and “ to ward.” Wia translations and imitations are not included. —Mr. Buskin-, being his own publisher, finds that his books don’t par. Thercfoie, with his usual supreme disregard of political economy, he has doilnled the price. Of course now they will be a total loss. Of his reissue of the early volume of “ Modern Painters,” Scribner. "Wof ford & Armstrong, New York, took more thaa tha whole London trade. Ecery Saturday has a remark to make con cerning “ numerical literature.” It suggest! that, as “ From Four to Fourteen ”has just been issued, and that, aa there is a novel entitled “From Fourteen to Fourscore,” aud that, as Victor Hugo has written “Ninety-Three,” there is yet a gap of thirteen years for somebody ts fill. —The poet Tennyson, who has been suffering from a severe rheumatic attack this summer, has just sect a cheering letter to Wait Whitman. —tho first letter written by him for several weeks, as bis right arm was affected. The laureate mentions in it tbo cose of a friend of bis prostrated with cerebral ameznia, Whitman’! malady, but who recovered at lost and is cow la sound health. —Miss Augusta Lamed promises some " Talks with Girls ” for tho fall, through Nelsoa & Phillips. —The poet Shelley’s “ Refutation of Deism," of which only two copies are known, la now ex citing comment in England. Its doctrine is that the being of a God, oeing only probable frou revelation, cannot, therefore, bo proved at all atheism being the true alternative to Christian ity. —The Lady Balling and Bulwer, widow of Sh Henry Bulwer, who was created Lord Balling shortly before his death, has placed all his pri vate documents and papers, left in her possea» sion, in the hands of tho members of his family, and doubtless they will soon appear in hia biography, which is preparing for the press. —Dr. James Russell Lowell’s resignation of his Professorship of Belles Lettres at Harvard two years ago, has never, we are glad to hear, been accepted by the authorities of the College. Dr. Lowell will tberefore resume his old post at the beginning of the October term, though under somewhat altered conditions, which will relieve him from the strain of continuous class-teaching, and leave him free for higher work.— Academy. Lovers of Eastern literature will be glad to learn that M. Allred von Kremer, tho author of *‘Die Herrschonden Idcea des Islam,” will fehortly publish a book on ••The History ol Civilization Daring tho Times of the Khalifa,” in two volumes.' The first will contain a picture of the political and statistical condition of tho Khalifate during tho Ommoyados and tho first Abbassidcs, whilst tho second wilil give us a sketch of tho social and domestic life of tho Arabs of that period- Herr von Kremer has lived for a long time in Asia, where he collected most valuable manuscripts to serve his investi gations. Hia work will probably be translated into English. —jlr. George Henry Felt’a work on “Tha Kaballah of the Egyptian aud the Greek Cano:; of Proportion” is now to bo published byJ. W. Bouton, No. 706 Broadway, in imperial quaric size, with 1,000 illustrations, in ten $2.50 parts of sixty-four pages each. If Sir. Felt’s claims be verified—and they have already been strongly and widely indorsed—ho will have mado tbi most important discovery in tho history of modern art, one may almost say of archeology. — X'ew York Mail. ’ • —Whittier writes to the Albany Evening Jour • nai of the lines in his Sumner poem: Ao trumpet bounded in his ear— He haw hot Sinai's cloud and flame: i( x ftyn not uunscd to the mischievous tricks oi the type-metal, which so strangely illustrate ilia innate depravity of things. I wrote * not* in the verso referred to. I saw the blunder, but did not deem it of Bufficientlconaequeuco for correp* tion. I think the Journal made out a very fair caao for the types in their new reading; but, on the whole, I prefer my own version.” —The first part of tho canons library of the late 31. Lucien de Bosny, father of the eminent Japanese scholar, has been sold in Paris. It was rich m fine, and, above all,eccentric bindings, such as in skins of cat, garnet-colored and buff, croco dile mole, seal, fur cf the Canadian black wolf, royal tiger, otter, white bear, sole, and rattle snake. The legendary human skin binding is uloae wanting in the hat. We have never heard of any literary man who left his cuticle for snch an object, though John Zizka, we believe, de sired to have his skin used as the head of a drum to boat against his enemies. —The Christian Register saysTrulhmar not be ‘stranger than fiction,’but it is aometimos just about as strange. Last week, m our notice of Aldrich’s * Priidence Palfrey,* we said that ‘ in the whole ecclesiastical History of America there has probably neverbecn an incident approaching this of the Montana desperado turned minister of a highlv-respecUble and conservative Congre gational church.’ And this is what naa since ap- Soared in the daily journals: ‘ TOe Kev Marion Phelps, who hasbeen filling a Jlcthodist pulpit at Bridgeton, Mo., has been taken to Kentucky to be triad for killing and robbing a peddler. The reverend gentleman is spoken of as a well known desperado.” ’ We are noceo much sur uriaod as we should have been if a distinguished "writer had not assured ns that the moat ‘un n"ihra! and improbable incident’ in one of bar atones was the only one that «u litsraUy,tro« 1” J. r, doss.