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the drama. CHICAGO. bobcicaclt on stage mobalitt. BonclcMlt, the dramatic anther, actor, and manager, w the CCl,tre of 11 eronp the other ■pht- Toe proap was a miscellaneous one, —lor their were actors, journalists, and others present,— d t hc conversation, like the company, was varied. Topics all the way between the immortality of the onl and the newest play were touched upon. Finally that of the chnrch and the stage was taken an Some remarks were made upon the l»te action of the Presbyterian Ministerial Association In Philadelphia, and the general antagonism of the clerT to tbc theatre which periodically manifesta itself either in newspaper letters, • sermons, or lectures. “The theatre,” remarked Mr. Boucicanlt warm ly. after listening for a few minutes; 4 4 why. it was invented several centuries before the birth of Christ, and the invention of Christianity. It has remained for over 2,500 years united, without dissent, and in a perfect condition of catholicity. So actor, actress, dramatic author, or manager of % gjeatre from the earliest time to the days of —°f Boucicanlt.” was suggested. .*y o ; say Col. Havcrly.—l repeat, no author, actor, actress, or manager has ever, to my fcuowledge.bcen convicted of any important crime. There is no profession or calling in this world can ibow a fairer or present bo fair a record. ” This was admitted, \ “Now,” be continued, 44 the theatres are open daring riz days in the week; the ennreb is open for one. The daily records of crime exhibited in tbe press and kept at the police departments throughout the world will show that there is more crime committed on a Sunday than on any other flay m the week.” “But.” interrupted the writer, 44 you do not mean to say—suppose this is so—that this result is owing to the fact that on Sunday the churches arc open and the theatres generally arc shut?. 11 “lam not ungenerous enough "to ascribe this ef- Ret to that cause,” replied the dramatist and snthor. 44 In referring to the biographies of cler gymen,” he continued, 4 4 in every denomination, I find that there is a rich crop of criminals to be found. The legal records of every country prove asked how he accounted for it. “1 cannot but ascribe tbis fact to the outward life of a clergyman, which is necessarily in so many eases at issue with the character of the inner man. The actor has no need to carry the mask of hypocrisy. What he is be shows. Strong or weak, his fallings or virtues appear; but the clergyman is obliged to wear the uniform of virtue and hypocrisy, which is a patchwork of lies con cealing the real character of the man. The Devil's eccs arc hatched in him by the warmth of conceal- ment.” A question was put os to what extent and in what iray, in bis opinion, the stage influenced the morality of the community. “Tbe stage,” he readily replied; “I don't hnow that it exercises any moral influence en the public, but I do think it ex ercises just as much ns tbe church. I do oot perceive that steady church-going people are tnv oelter than their neighbors in their rela tions of life towards the world at large, and from this alone can we judge by. The stage has elicited one singular proof, however, of the moral condi tion of human nature,—the theatre is the only place where bodies of people go with minds nn prejndiced. They have not the prejudices with which a worshiper goes to church; they nave not the bias that a citizen goes to a political meeting witb. The spectator in a theatre is free-minded, without inclination one way or the other, and when he pays bis money at the door it is so much security that he is prepared. Indeed, to open his heart and his mind freely to any emotions that we may inflict upon him. “Well,”tbe Shauahraun went on, “I never met with any community where vice was not de tested and virtue beloved and cheered; where mis fortune did not draw tears and sympathy; and where all that was good, and kind, and gentle in hnman nature was not readily and eagerly hailed with delight, and where everything that was bad waa not received with execration. And that is not from any religious motive, but simply becauscr-as I honcsUy and sincerely believe—human nature, at the bottom, is good, gentle, and sympathetic, and is not what we are taught to believe,—sinful and bad, and requiring the assistance of the Church.” ‘•Olive Logan,” said some one present, “ac cording to a letter in the New York Tribune by the Rev, W. P. Breed, of Philadelphia, was driven from the stage by its very filthiness. The writer of that letter, which appeared a week or two ago, said, *She has published a list of the questions put to honest, modest gins whose parents have left them the not very desirable heritage of the stage, seek ing employment in the theatre.* Some of these questions, says this clergyman, are so indelicate as to be scarcely fit to be pat in print, but one of them is this: 'Can yon sine brassy songs and dunce the can-can, and give utterance-to disgusting half words which mean whole actions?' Another is: ‘Are you acquainted with any rich men who will throw you flowers aud send yon presents, and keep afloat dubious rumors concerning vour chastity? * ” “If Olive ever wrote such stall,” remarked a listener, 44 it comes well from her, who goes around London, like a literary chiffonnier, with a hook, clicking it into all the social garbage that falls in her way, which she dishes op well-seasoned to the American public. Tt No such questions have ever been pot to any girl, even in the lowest variety shop, man ager.*’ said ilr, Bonclcault emphatically. * ‘Miss Logan was misled and misleads. There is pood and evil even in the church, and 1 dare say if the questions that are put ojr the High Church clergy men to their female communicants could here ported very much worse questions, and a filthier description, would see the light It is something tvonder/ul, considering the amount of filth that is thrown on actresses, and particularly burlesque actresses and ballet pirls, that some of that filth does not cling to them, morally speaking, and that they do not as a rule fail to he decent and virtuous women. ” * ‘ What can yon say from your own experience, ilr, BoucicaultJ” * I can answer by forty years' experience on the stage, as far as my own knowledge goes, that the majority by far behave themselves and bear a char acter in the theatre as virtuous women, in spite of the efforts of outsiders to compel them to be oih- taking away character and reputation, which is one of the strongholds that assist laoies in society to be and remain respectable. Yon know tbeadage, ‘Givea dog a bad name.' 31 r. John Philip Kemble was, 1 believe, an actor of some eminence. He put his sister and brother upon the stage, and they put their children in the same pro wssion. This certainly does not appear as if Mr. ietnhle, at any rate, thought his profession an un worthy one, I should personally be very glad if sny of my children exhibited any genius for the stage, and certainly no prejudice would deter me from placing them in the profession I consider one of the highest intellectually. ” The conversation then drifted into a comparison between the purity of the stage of to-day and that of the past. On this Mr. Boucicault had some thing to say; “Thestage,” said be. * 4 is no more pure nor less pure man it was forty years ago. 1 don’t ~. ln k standard of morality has altered at sil. The stage does not make bad a good woman or • good man. The Incessant occupation it affords and the other leaves no time for idleness, enCßs seems to me to be the root of all evil.” But,” was interjected, “the stage of fifty ♦ fr* 20 Waß cons Pt cu °dsiy immoral,' 1 14 . I grant that at that time, ” replied Boucicault, 4 , immorality on the stage was more conspicuous u»n at present, because many of the leading and most prominent women of the profession happened «that time to be immoral. At present this is not ./‘Of course, Mr. Boucicanlt, iyou don’t include w® French and Italian stage. ” *!* speat of the English and American stage exclusively. True, I ibink there is a certain £2? UDI °f* n decency permitted on the stage in bur «pQne and opera houffe that might be reformed with great advantage. »..**??« Nilotic to what wo call the show-leg mania J” fl Exactly. Any actress that would have appear *hjU£°n 8la " e forty years ago in the dress Sff ~ n ‘ e ® fi * woula have been hissed from the lowest ■««rK® * n England or in this country; but at the moic time it should be remarked that the jokes and tril!® 11 i a «> c of lue pieces were at that time and pre- S-jHv' y £ C *T broad and indecent. 1 have beard E. Burton utter language upon the stage wnico certainly now would not he tolerated. There ** uiaioguc in the older comedies which could not oe spoken in our day, but at that lime no lady bad »° ehow her less above the ankle." shows,” the writer remarked, “that aooMtyig toacetain extent a question of fashion.” £ re ciseJy, " said the man of many plays. * * The delicate a hundred years ago, and would ■ns « er ?l c decency; the ear was not as delicate, th<? Jrtwd tolerate a great deal. Now, however. ®j ense of modesty has changed organs. Tnc ikh not m * n d any amount of naked men, but sensitive to the smallest indelicate tni ha® said it, and its greatly to Sr^ff^ lt V ctc *» at point was shouted from a “fS« u> the street below. -J“ a t Pats me in mind of ‘Pinafore’and *En eomill» wd lioncicault. “They arc the out th*,*? .■ at 1 have stigmatized for many years as Ww~ c drama, which ocean with the reign of drrit!s? e ? na culminated in ‘Lord Dun nnUu * n “ where it is going to end God The crandsire of this breed was fi* • *he c ?d man of a negro minstrel show, thint sponsible for his progeny, but I don’t n rf r .. the breed has improved on the The end of this modern shape ariiSfj/ Becms to be destructive of all that is ihetirf e blaß Phemy °f all that is true and pa- Tfir «r lOr is only one form of pathos, hiv*.« toils lowest when the audience - c . *. oD| y drains enough to comprehend the grim- J a y »S«J S«“ b » l8 of a WO “P e of p LOCAL NOTES. Crane talk of opening at Hooley’s on “ e Hth in • * The Comedy or Errors." and musical entertainment will be * iTea at TUlotsoa Hall, Englewood, ncH Saturday «“»tetir talent of that place. The “Tint'* 0 /,, The L.ttle Savage.” and the operetta Eox and Cox," are announced. ” W *U appear as Josephine in _ a * Metropolitan to-night. The rvtMu ri ?k UCe ' v,, J given for the benefit of Mr. Pope u e gentleman who murdered the Admiral at this bouse a week or txro ago. _ of the Scotch. English, and American I? en ™ " ave «?si» “ arr y Pearson, of McVicker’s Theatre. It win occur some lime during the next six weeks. 1/unng his stay in this city he has won the admira tion of play-goers as anactor, and as a genial gen tlcman in private life he has made many friends in and out of the profession. The management of the Boucicanlt 4‘Sbaugh raun” combination, which closes a week’s engage* nient at Haverly’a to-night, have not made money. Small bouses nave been the rule, and this was to be expected considering the execrable company engaged in the performances. Boucicanlt leaves to-morrow for San Francisco. At the California Theatre he plays for four weeks. Mme. Modjeska last night closed her engage* ment at Hooley’s. Financially she has not "been the success she was last season in this city. The houses, generally speaking, have been very mea* grc. This arises from no fault on the part of the actress, who is quite as good as she was a year ago, and has added at least one excellent personation to her repertoire, that of the heroine in 4 • East Lynne. 1 * Her Juliet did not strike play-goers favorably; her Camille and Adrienne were looked upon os great impersonations. Since Mr. Denman Thompsons first appearance in Chicago he has visited the largest cities in tho country, where he baa received much attention from critics and the general public in hia persona tion of Joshua Whitcomb. On Monday night he opens at Haverly’s. In New York he played the character for thirteen consecutive weeks, in San Francisco eight, and In Boston four. The litrald % of the first-named city, at the time of the run there, said of Joshua: “He is not a comical old blundering bore like the beloved Solon Shingle of Mr. JohnE. Owens, although like him he misbe haves in high society, and wants to sell pumpkins as Solon wants to find 4 a bar 1 ! of applc-sass. 1 Uncle Josh looks like the late Horace Greeley, ex cept that he wears no fringed whiskers, and poor old Uncle Horace was to the end of hia days a New Hampshire farmer grafted on an editor’s chair. Uncle Josh is close at u bargain, but generous when bis sympathies arc aroused, whole-souled always, plucky as a grizzly bear, and frolicsome as a child.” Th’e series of very interesting tours through foreign lands, illustrated by means of the Eury scope. will be brought to a close this week. On Monaay night the rambles will be through the Delhi district of India, on Tuesday night crossing the Himalaya Mountains and viewing the magnificent scenery by the way, visiting tho Lahore district; on Wednesday night through tnc Cawnpore district, made remarkable by the Sepoy rebellion, and on Thursday night passing over into Southern India through the principality of Mysore and Calcutta, visiting ruins of prehistoric antiuuUy and temples 3,000 years old. By request on Friday night a ramble will betaken through Old London, visiting the Old Tower and taking an excursion to Windsor Castle, showing some of the views taken by special permission of Queen Victoria for Judge Bick of the living apartments of the Queen’s family, etc. Also on Saturday night by request will be repeated the tour through the Lakes of Killarney, which will close the month's excursion. Matinees will be given on Wednesday and Saturday. 3TEW YORK. YOUNG PAULDING (DODGE) IS COMING. Special Correspondence of The Tribune. New York, April 3.—Young Paulding is going to star it over John Blister's route. That ought to settle him. You may have forgotten who young Paulding is, so I’ll refresh your memory. His name is Dodge, and he calls himself a cousin—or a sister or an aunt—to Henry Irving, the English tragedian. Ho broke out at tbe Lyceum Theatre some months ago with all tbe mild fury' of a spring pimple. Audit took three weeks of treatment to obliterate him. He began with the “Fool's Revenge, ” and fol lowed that nn with “Hamlet.” Thatjyas a mis take. He ought to have saved bis first piece until he had something to be revenged for. At that time people didn't take much notice of him. partly upon the principle that self-preserva tion is the first law of Nature, and partly because they thought he was harmless, so long as they kept away from him. So, beyond a studious avoidance of the vicinity of the Lyceum Tneatre, there was little done by the citizens to discourage him. Since then, however, be has shown himself so anxious to overcome his reputation for barmloss ness that folks are beginning to know him, and to flee when he approaches. One of the most extraordinary sights I know, is the rapid clearing off of Broadway whenever young Paulding is seen approaching with a tenacious grip upon the right arm of Mrs. Eldridge. That lady, let me cxnlaln, is an old and highly esteemed New York actress. In the one weak moment of her long career, Mrs. Eldridge consented to become THE TRAINER OP THIS INFANT PHENOMENON. It was an unhappy epoch in her life, and tbe result to her has been disastrous. Whenever she appears upon the street, young Paulding pops mysteriously from some adjacent alleyway, grabs her sleeve, and hangs to it Use grim Death so long as she stays abroad thereafter. Mrs. Eldndge knows abont 90 per cent of all the people who walk Broadway of an afternoon, and she stops to introduce tbe youthful prodigy to every acouaintauce. And that is why a large majority of the populace now aroid Manhattan's chief thorough fare. I once bad the temerity to watch tbe couple for half & block. My post of observation was in tbe third-story of a neighboring building, ana I felt safe. And 1 give you my word of honor that in the brief space alluded to eight people were stopped and ruthlessly introduced to Paulding. This is his way of becoming identified with the dra matic profession. He thinks that what with tils ulster and Mrs. Eidridge’s patronage, everybody will concede that he is a theatrical satellite of tbe first water. (I don't know that my astronomical terms are correct from a scientific point of view; but I’ll consult .ola boy Proctor abont them and let you know.) Sometimes they go to the theatre together, too. They were In the audience at the Fifth Avenue when “Thro'the Dark” was first produced,and people kept away from there so long as the piece ran. They came in when the first act was about over. Young Paulding stood up fully five minutes taking off his ulster, and talked in his most tragic tones all the time. Then he sat down and con- tinuea his extremely brilliant conversation for the rest of the evening, excepting when he was rush ing from his seat to the oack of the house. This latter performance occurred at least half a dozen times. Young Paulding's face was then and has been every time I have seen him since apparently * * made up ”: and he wears his hair parted straight forward, and “hanged” upon the forehead. This makes biro look like A REAL RUDE LITTLE HUSSY, and his actions carryout the idea. By his chin music and general tora-foolery, he took the atten tion of the audience entirely away from the stage, and they probably forgot all about the play in watching him. The fate of “Whims 1 was settled in a similar way. Ana Heaven only knows wnerc theatrical business in Gotham would have fallen to eventually if some philanthropic gentleman hadn’t gone to John Ellser and said: “Mn Ellser, you have a route that would bust up the biggest star who ever traveled, if he stuck to It long enough. Whatever actor Pittsburg won’t kill, Cleveland is sure to finish. Now you are noted for your humanity, if tor nothing else, and you can save New York from eternal destruc tion. if you onlv will. Say you’ll do it John—say you’ll do it, and the blessings of a million of hu-, man beings will Tollow yon through life and hang over you forever, even after you are dead.” Ells ler was visibly moved by this appeal, and in a voice husky with emotion, asked: “ What is it, my friend?” “Take young Paulding out and siarbim m Pitts burg and Cleveland. Let him play a week in each city, supported by your company. Should he die —as he probably will—under these combined in fluences, we’ll remember you in our prayers so long as we live.” ~ ' A . Elisler placed bis band noon his beating heart to quell the torrent of joy that was raging there. A light of high and holy resolution shone in his eagle eye, as he raised bis band to Heaven, and said, in proud accents: “I’LL DO IT, BY HOKBY!” And as the barkeeper, by & dexterous move ment, swished the seventeenth cocktail from one glass into another, the phiiarthroplst fell upon dialer's neck and wept great streams of tears down the old man’s back. At this moment angel hands were extended in benediction over the af fecting tableau, and , . The rest of the thrilling narrative may be found in any of the weekly story papers, for sale at all the news-stands for the small sum of six cents per copy. Anyhow, Paulding is going to star ont of New York. It is hoped that he will go to Texas before returning. , . , _ There has been a very remarkable fluctuation in all New York theatrical business during the past week. For a month or two previously what had looked very much like a steady ana prosperous in crease in patronage was observed, and managers began to hope they were going to see the best Lent ever known. But there was a sudden and inexpli cable drop, amt for several days the business has been a frora-nignt-to-night affair, just as it was at the beginning ot winter. The season, as a rule, has been an extraordinary one in this regard. There has been no regularity about it. Ordinarily heretofore each theatre baa had a certain ran of patronage, Justus a dry-goods store has a list of regular customers.' But now, even Wallacks, where people have been accustomed to going be cause it was Wallack’a, and without regard to what was on the bills,—even this place feels the up-and down motion. WaMack’s used to have the steadi est business of any tueatre in New York. But ibis season its productions have been more constantly disastrous than those brought,out at any other theatre. • , ~ , Managers don't understand this condiaon or things at all. AT THE UNION SQUABB, for instance, they have started to take off plays three or four times, and every trip the houses would jump on again. Mr. Palmer has had Caz* auran's “Lost Children ** all ready to be put on for several weeks, but has been deterred from THE CHICAGO TRIBCNBiSSCNDAY. APRIL 6. 1879-SIXTBEN PAGES producing the kids by the constantly refreshed 4 ‘draught ll of the 44 Banker’s Daughter.* 1 But ho has now decided that, whatever betide, be will bring out the new piece on the X4th of April. Other managers have been puzzled in a like man ner. Mr. Abbey*s "‘Engaged 11 baa had a similar experience, although it has not been Quite so inarKcd as with the other piece. The bouses are still large, but not not literally jammed, as they were up to a fortnight ago. Still, he could run the burlesque-comedy until June to profitable business if he chose. He has, however, arranged to bring 4 4 Engaged ll out in Boston very soon, and that is why he has arranged to do the 4 4 Palace of Truth 11 early in April at the Park. 4 ‘Engaged ll will not be plaved just yet in Chi cago, owing to previous engagements by Mr. Mc- Vicker. But lam told that he is perfecting ar rangement? to have it acted by a specially-selected company, in addition to the leading members of his own organization. Agnes Booth, Joe Whiting, Sidney Cowell, andT. G. Riggs, who arc the orig inal players in this country of their several pans, are spoken of in this connection. If they come, Chicago will see what New York has set down as THE FINEST ACTING OF THE SEASON. But the arrangements are not quite complete as yet. Mr. McVicker bas made a very liberaboffer for the services of these four artists, and at pres ent there is every probability that he will secure them. Of course you understand that all this is In con fidence, and you won't mention it to anybody. If you do, I won*t play any more. So there, now! And speaking of McVicker reminds me to say that I saw a private letter of hia the other day, written to a gentleman in this city. In that let ter it was suid that “Finaforc” had made such an unequivocal success that the writer wanted to continue its run indefinitely, and that he was trying his level beat to buy oil suc ceeding attractions so as to keep the opera on. That speaks well for the wind-up of bis season, and everybody will be glad to hear of anything wnich denotes'that the old gentlemans business is prosperous. At the Fifth Avenue Theatre, ‘‘Whims” has not been an extraordinary financial success. No body can deny that the Chicago verdict upon the piece was not entirely just. But It was presented at the Fifth Avenue in too much of a hurry. Some of the players were not perfect in their lines the first night, and there were otherinflncnces which helped to make the occasion unsatisfactory. In Gotham a great deal depends upon tho first performance of any piece,—more than anywhere else, probably. Therefore It would have been better to have put olf THE FIRST NIGHT OP “WHIMS” until the action was more perfect. The Criterion Company nad been rehearsing the comedy for weeks prior to opening with it That is why it went so well. Then, 100, the parts were fitted to the members of that party just as if they had been written to order. In New York such was not the case. Mrs. Billy Manning, who played Miss Sylvester’s part, was—well, Emily Gavin would have done it better. Mies Elbe Wilton, who assumed the leading char acter, was very ill, and couldn’t do justice to her self nor the piece. The next night she was unable to play at all. and another lady was substituted. Mrs. Manning was also withdrawn, and the comedy goes better now. But the barm had already been done, and it was clear that the bill must be changed. So Harkins went to Boston to sec the Rice party in 44 Horrors.” He saw them, and stole a way in snch a melancholy frame of mind as only that opera could cause. Then he engaged the Laurent-Freycr “Pinafore ” company to come back, and they will accordingly open again at his theatre Monday evening. They are rehearsing “Fatmitza,” and will probably bring it out April 14. Horace Wall received a cable dispatch from W. S. Gilbert yesterday saving that tbc manuscript of “Gretchcn.” which is Gilbert’s newest play, had been forwarded, and would soon arrive. 4 * Gretch cn 11 has not yet been produced in London, but is on the eve of its first representation there. It is said to be a satire on the * story of * 4 Faust. 11 A young man sells his soul to the Devil in considera tion of certain benefits, wnich are promptly handed over to him. At the specified time, when OLD SATAN COMES TO CLAIM THE SOUL of his victim, that person calmly asserts that he has joined the church, thus preventing the col lection of the bill. Thereupon Satan waxes wroth, and declares that the young man has played it low down on him. But he don’t get tbe soul, and is altogether a martyr. This is the chief epi sode of the satire, which, as a whole. I am told, is very cleverly wrought. It will be done in Now York as soon as its success is assured in England, —if. indeed, it be a success there. Steele Mackaye is going to have a theatre of nis own. It will be located at the place where Daly’s first Fifth Avenue Theatre stood, and is to be called tbe St. James. Why St. James nobody can find out. That has always been an unfortunate name for play-houses in New York, but it is to be hoped that the new venture will be more success ful than its predecessors. The theatre is to be opened with Mr. Mackayc's “Won at Last,” which will run so long as may be. The author is now engaging as many of the original players in his piece as be can And, and tbe cast will undoubt edly be a good one. The succeeding attraction has not as yet been decided upon. The financial genius of the institution will be Eno, tbe owner of the premises. Tom Hall, who runs, or is mn, by the Varieties Theatre, New Orleans, has arrived in town, and will remain in this vicinity until ready to return and open the Varieties next fall. Hall is THE CHEAT AMERICAN THINKER. He isn't anv great shakes on business, but he can do more thinking to the square inch, witb less re sult, than any man I ever heard of. One of his favorite occupations of a hot summer afternoon is to stand in from of a drug store funr or five hours, with the sun blazing down upon him, gazing into a big bottle of impossible blue water, and thinking. He is heavy on this, la Tom Hall. If his hat were to blow off, he would think for half an hour or so whether he should pick it up or not. And by tbe time be had concluded to do it, somebody would have walked off with it. That's the way he does business. He gets his eye on an attraction, and by the time be has thought the matter over. Bidwell or somebody else has gobbled it up. He ran tbe shortest season of anybody in New Orleans this year, and didn't make a fortune, either. So I'm told. Probably he don't know about it yet. But he’s thinking it over. Wallack and Barrett have swapped time at the California Theatre, so that the latter is to follow after Fanny Davenport. Lester will open in the middle of June, and play until July 5. It is prob able that he will act through the interior upon his return, not reaching New York until some time in August. Ada Gilman, who goes out as special support for Boucicault, Fanny Davenport, Barrett, and Wallack, left to-night. She is to open as Moya in the “Shaoghradn,” Easter Monday. It is now asserted authoritatively that MISS COOHLAN DOES NOT-GO TO BALDWIN’S for the entire season, bat that she will only piay there during the summer, returning to New York in time to open the regular season as Wallack's leading lady. The statement that sac had left the company was entirely without foundation. There have been no absolute chances there, thus far. Hobson aqd Crane arc due at Hoolcy’s Theatre on the 14th of April, when they will play the Dro mios in “A Comedy of Errors.” It will be re membered that when they produced ibis piece at the Park, in this city, it was the most emphatic kind of a success, pecuniarily and artistically. The two comedians, who are very widely dissimi lar in ordinary parts, are so skillfully made up to resemble each other as the Dromios, that It is al most impossible to detect their identity. And Crane's imitation of bis partner's vocal tradcs mark is so clever as to complete the deception. I think they wiil draw heavily in Chicago. They ought to do so. anyway; for they give the roost delicious entertainment 1 know of. HAVERLY’S LYCEUM THEATRE is on the road to success. He needs a better at traction than Mrs. Oates, in order to fill his house with money. She is played out for New York, and docs not draw much nowadays. She is not the singer she used to be, and the quality of her physical beauty has diminished in exact ratio to tne increase in quantity. And, while I think a New York audience don’t object to an occasional double entendre sentence from the lips of a pretty woman, I’m quite sure they cringe a little when that woman brings in a metaphorical dump-cart loaded to the muzzle with it, and proceeds to fire it promiscuously over her listeners. Delicate smut is one thing; nastiness is another. After -Mrs. Oates, I don’t know exactly what llaverly has in mind. But he has got the hand somest and coziest little house in New York, and if he will put in good attractions he can make loads of money and cover himself ail over with the dignity and glory of metropolitan managership. Between ns, however, I fancy the spondulicks arc what he’s after. If be can rake in the rocks, I guess bo’ll be will ing to let the dignity and glory slide. Is his head level? Well, now, you bet It is, BOSTON*. INTERVIEW WITH MISS ALICE HARRISON. Special Disoatc A to the San Francisco Chronicle. Boston, April s. —Miss Alice Harrison was found last evening at Parker's, entertaining a few friends, who bad called to congratulate her ou her narrow escape from the hands of her would-be as sassin. Being requested to give her story con cerning the encounter at the Coleman Housed she sain: “Mr. Nathan called upon me yesterday morning to say good-by. I may as well state now, had it not been for a telegram from Mr. Stetson, manager of the Globe Theatre, I would have es caped all this. 1 had my trunk packed, and was all ready to go, when the telegram came. He wanted me to engage some parties to fill out the cast in ‘Mighty Dollar,' which was to be played, and my only reason for staying in New York was to transact business for him. As I have said, Mr. Nathan called to say good-by. My brother, who was going to Boston with me, had been in my room for some lime. He had written a letter for me, and, after leaving my room, had not had time to leave the hotel before somebody knocked at the door. 1 opened it, and saw Mr. Nathan standing there. He excused himself for not sending up his card, giving as the reason for neglecting to do so, that be just wanted to shake bands with me before my departure. I was In dishabille at the time, and, as a consequence, was compelled to ask Mr. Nathan to excuse me for a few moments to enable me to prepare myself to receive callers. I then retiredto my bedroom to pul on a dressing-jacket. That done, I invited Mr. Nathan to enter, informing him at the same time that he must make his adieu as briefly as pos sible, as I was in a great burry. - “After entering the room Mr. Nathan sat down on the sofa and poshed hla hat on the back of his head. I was standing in front of the looking-glass dressing my hair. Mr. Nathan was hardly seated when there camera knock at the door. Before I had time to say 4 come in, ’ the door opened, “I want to say right here that she claims she knows Alice Harrison. If she does, Alice Harrison does not know her. “Well, she came in, and without saying a word to either of ua, deliberately aimed a pistol at my head and fired, the ball lodging in the wall behind me. She then turned to Mr. Nathan and said, 4 You get out of here; I told you I would do.lt, • to which he replied, 4 How dare you come here? 1 I left the room then in a burry, and ‘when in the corridor heard two more shots fired, but did not atop to ascertain what mo result was.” At this point Miss Harrison was asked If she saw the woman shoot at Nathan, and replied 4 ‘She did not shoot while 1 was in the room, but shot at him afterwards.” “Upon leaving the room,” continued Miss Har rison. “ I went down-e(air« in search of Mr. Rog ers. but was unable to find him. I saw a clerk, and imormed him of the circumstance. He requested me to accompany him up-stairs, but this I refused to do. While conversing with the dork my sister Thercse came in, after which I went to my room, tbe|clerk having assured me it was safe to do so. On the way I met Mr. Nathan walking along the cor ridor with his handkerchief to his neck. Bo said, 4 Don 4 t be frightened,. Miss Harrison, 1 am all right; I am not hurt,'* Some time afterward Mr. Nathan’s brother, his physician, and members of his family called on me at his request. 44 1 am satisfied that woman ia bad, and she came there with the intention of MURDERING US BOTH. 4 4 There is one other thing I wish to have dis tinctly understood, and that is thatl am ready to make oath that the woman who came into my room at the Coleman House on Thursday. morning and fired a pistol at me is not Marion Ward. Marion Ward is a thick-set woman, and tbis woman was 1 tail. I can’t give any description of how she was dressed, or what her general appearance was for to tell the truth my eye was fastened upon* the Eistol. That the woman was not Marlon Ward, owever, I am willing to make oath. “lam innocent of any wrong-doing In this whole affair, and you can imagine how I feel nt the bare idea of having my name mentioned in connec tion with such a scandal. 4 4 It has been slated that just prior to the shoot ing this woman, whoever she is, sent her maid to my room to see who was in there, which is false, as no one came to the door but Mr. Nathan, ami no one entered the room but the woman who shot at me.” Miss Harnaon is very emphatic in disclaimin'* any improper relations with Nathan, and seems quite depressed that sho should thus have been drugged into prominence in a scandals© disgrace ful. MARION WARD. Special Dispatch to The Tribune. New York, April s.—Marion Ward called at the Coleman House 10-day to assure the proprietor that she was not tho woman who shot Nathan She admitted having lived with Nathan four years. It was occause of that intimacy that her'husband, J M. Ward, left her. She severed her relations with Nathan about 1871. At that time he was intimate with “Birdie” Bell, known also as Mrs. Barrett who kept a fashionable house up-town. This wom an was formerly a favoritejof ex-Judge Barnard This was the woman who shot Nathan. 3lrs. Ward said while Fannie Buckingham was playing J/a zeppa in this citj Mrs. Barrett became jealons of Nathan’s attentions to her. She attempted to cow hide Fannie, but tho latter turned the tables and whipped her. BARTON HILL’S TESTIMONY. Special Dispatch to The Tribune. Kett Youk, April s.—Barton Hill said yesterday to a Times reporter: “I cannot understand it yet. Miss Harrison was always looked upon at San Fran cisco as a lady. I look noon her as a lady yet, and I shall not change my mind in regard to her until I get some evidence against her more potent than any I have seen yet. ” Mr. Locke, of San Francisco, said; “Ihave known Miss Harrison for a longtime. The fact that she has left the city amounts to nothing. She was bound to be in Boston Monday at all events. I shall not believe there was anything wron<* be tween her and Washington Nathan until I°have proof before me. 1 have always known her as a virtuous woman. I believe her to be a virtuous woman stiil. ” The followingare the dates of the people named, so far as received at The Tribune office last night: Attraction. Booth, Edwin Boniface, George C Buffalo Bill Criterion Company Clarion. Kate Cummings, Minnie party. Davenport. Fanny Denier. Tony. Emmet, J. K Eytlnge, Rose . Fcchter, Charles Florence. \V. J Grey’s. Ada party Gotthold’s “Uncle Tom”. Harrison, Alice Haverly’s Mastodons. Jefferson. Joe Knight. Alfred J Lilliputian Opdra Lotta McCullough, John Macauley, Barney.. Myers, J. C., party. McWade, Robert... Mitchell. Maggie... Modjeaka Nobles, Milton Oates, Alice. Pomeroy. Louise.... Roberts. Nick Rice Surprise Party, Raymond, John T... Rankln, McKee.; Standard Company. Saisbury’s Troubadours Thompson, Charlotte... Thompson, Den Warde’s Diplomacy Wilkinson's *• Uncle Tom's Cabin ” Weatbersby Frollqncs, Wallace-Yllla Party. The Adah Richmond summer season begins June 20. “Andre Fortier” at the Boston Theatre has proved a dead failure. Gilbert’s new play “Gretchen” will soon be given to the New Yorkers. Daly is in New York, but nothing is definitely known regarding his future movements. Mis Ada Cavendish will soon open as Rosalind bn May 17 at Wallack’s; probably Cogblan will be the Orlando. Manager Gcmmill, of the Chestnut, Philadelphia, baa already paid SI,BOO royaly on * 4 Engaged. ” The Dramatic News, in an editorial upon the abolition of stock companies and the increase of combinations, says, very wisely: “The disad vantages and positive evils inherentin the combina tion system have supplied us with a text at a much earlier stage of its existence. Of course, the grav est injury of ail that will result from It, is the re duction of the actor to the condition of a nomad—a mere restless, wandering bird of passage, to whom all places will be alike, and who, driven by the ne cessities of his calling from town to town, will de velop those characteristics in their strongest and 4 most objectionable form which it cakes all the strength of local and domestic attachments to re strain. As it is. managers dislike engaging hus band and wife together. Conjugal ties, elastic as they arc, cannot stand the constant stress of annual separation. Home and family will be words of for gotten meaning, and all the gentle and refining in fluences which they contribute to withstand the temptations of a public life will be extinguished. ” “There is no troth whatever In my having de serted ray daughter, ” says Joaquin Hiller In u let ter to the Dramatic Xew*, 4 4 though the statement as to her being in the ballet is news to me. So far as I knew she was at school, and has been for a number of years past, at my expense. I do not care to deprive the mother of all right of her child, and she has been able to see hefatthc school when ever she pleased. But the mother, in her cracked way. has been influencing the child, I suppose, to leave school and go on the stage. Of coarse, this will make no difference in ray sending the nsual amount to her. If she has adopted the pro fession of the stage, I don’t know that she could do a oettcr thing than commence in the ballet, where she can learn to rise higher. But because she has gone on the stage of her own free will, and by the advice uf her erring mother, 1 do not wish it to be thought that I forced her to this course by deserting her. My arms are always open to her. and whether she is with me or away from me, she can always count on support from her father—at all events, as long as that father has support himself.” Ithuriel. AT HOME. THERE HAS BEEN A DEARTH OP MJJSIO during the past week, the most prominent events being the two “Pinafores,” which have been per formed at McVicker's and Hamlin’s, and which do not call for any more notice than has already been accorded them. This week we shall enter upon a season of English opera by THB HESS-ABBOTT TROUPE which bids fair to be very attractive, as well as successful. The combination has been changed some since the troupe were here last January, and now includes Emma Abott and Annis Montague, sopranos; Adelaide Kandall, mezzo-soprano; ZcldaSeguin, alto; Castle, Turner, and Tilla, tenors; Hall, baritone; Segura* bulfo; and Peakes andHyse, bassos. Sig. Operti retains nis place at the baton. The repertory for the week is an un usually entertaining one. The opening opera will bo “Faust,” with Castle in the title role; Miss Abbott as Uargueriie; Miss Randall as Sicbel; Mr. E&U as Valentine; and AND IN WALKED A WOMAN. SCATTERING. PROFESSIONAL DIRECTORY. Location . j .Detroit .'Chicago JSau Francisco .'Boston .(Hannibal, Mo Jlloraellsvlile, X. y .'Newark .(Oswego .■Buffalo . Portland, Ore , Boston . Boston . Grand Haven . Loudon. O . Globe. 805t0n...... . Augusta. Ua ,!Easton. Pa .iLlma, 0 .'Concord, X. II . (Buffalo . Madison. W’la Peoria, 111 Quincy. 11l Springfield, 111 Bloomington. 111.. . New Haven, Conn. . Nashau. X. H .Lynchburg, Va.... Omaha Kalamazoo. Mich. Battle Creek. Jackson... East Saginaw Bay City Detroit ... Marshalltown. la.. Lyceum, N. Y. ... Springfield. Mass.. 'Williamsburg, NT. Rochester Philadelphia Albany Brooklyn Pittsburg Middleton, Conn.. Rochester. X. T... Syracuse Utica Chicago ] Indianapolis WlUlmantic, Ct. Hartford lowa Cltv Ottawa. 11l Terre Haute Cincinnati [ New Castle, Pa.. FOOT-LIGHT FLASHES. HUSIC. Mr. Peakes as HevMsto. On Tuesday evening toe “Chimes of Normandy” will be given, in which Miss Montague will take Mignonette : Mrs. Segnin, Germain ; Mr. Castle, the Margate ; Mr. Turner, Robin More; and Mr. Peakes the dramatic part of Gaspard. For the Wednesday matinee the * * Rose of Castile” has been revived, in which Miss Mon tague will appear as Elvira and Miss Randall as Carmen. The event of the week will bo the pro duction of Victor Masse’s “Paul and ■Virginia” on Wednesday evening, for the first time in this city, for (he benefit of Miss Abbott. With the view to make the reoresentatlon as brilliant as possible, Mr. Uooley has prepared several new and elegant scenic sets. The cast will be as follows: Virginia..... Miss Abbott Meala Mrs. Scguin Mme. Dela Tour Miss Randall Margaret...; Miss Pressy Paul. Mr. Castle Domingo Mr. Rysc St. Croix Mr. H&II M. De la Bourdoanals.... Mr. Warren On Thursday evening, “II Trovatorc” will be performed with Miss Montague as Leonora: Mrs. Seguin in her favorite role of Asucena; Mr. Turner as Manrico, and Mr. Hall as the Count. Friday evening, “Paul and Virginia” will be repeated, and the operas for Saturday have not yet been an nounced. Since their last appearance here, the troupe has been very successful; more so perhaps than any other organization in the field, and the outlook indicates a continuance of that success daring the present week. PINAFORE. Mr. McVicker is displaying a commendable spirit of accommodation in nis effort to please the public with “Pinafore.” He is evidently acting upon the policy that* be can stand it as long as the people can, and as the people arc already buying seats for the present week, it will remain on the boards another week. If the rage should run into hot weather, he will probably give the craw a rest of a week or two and then pipe all hands on deck for a fall and winter’s cruise. As those who have seen “Pinafore ” persist in going again, and those who have not seen it are waiting to go. there is no par ticular reason why it should not run for an indef inite length of time, unless, like the “Grandfath er's Clock,” it should for some reason “stop short, never to go again.” In addition to “Pina fore ” * * Trial by Jury ” is also announced. THE EERSHEY POPULAR CONCERT. Last Monday evening the nineteenth Tlcrshoy Popular Concert took place, the hah being filled to overflowing. Mr. Eddy opened the evening’s en tertainment with Thiele's great chromatic fantasie and fugue, played in his usual masterly, manner. His second number was a cleverly-written fantasie on two English melodies, “Home, Sweet Home.” and “Rule Britannia,” by the French composer, Guilmant. The themes were well treated, and the composition was very interesting. Miss Agnes Ingetsoll and Mr. William Lewis played Rubinstein’s sonata in A minor, David’s Adagio from the Fourth Concerto, and a Mazurka by Wieniawsk}'. The numbers weVoall played with excellent finish and expression. In response to un encore they pave a Caprice of Wieniawskv. which contains at the close some very telling harmonic passages. Miss Eva Mayers olayed Goldbcck’s “Moonlight on Green Lake,” Chopin’s Polonaise in A fiat. Both were well done. The latter, which requires great strength as well as delicacy, received a fine interpretation at her hands. In response to an encore, she played Weber's Rondo (“Perpetual Motion ”) from iheC major Sonata. Miss Mavers is a musician of un usual talent, and with determination may take a high rank among oar American pianists. Mr. C. A. Knorr sang “The Gipsey Ballad” by Sachs, “Eily Mavonrnccn,” and as an encore number, Bassford’s “Beloved One.” The numbers were excellently sung, and were received with marks of warm anprobation. Miss Grace‘A. Hiltz sang the * * Fishermaiden ”,by Meyerbeer, * * Maying, ” a new ballad by Mine. Rndersdorff. and Schubert’s beautiful “Barcarolle” with aopropnate expres sion and finished style, and with Mr. Knurr a duct of Curscbmann with much spirit, the voices blending beautifully. TUB TVOLFSOHN RECITALS. Mr, Wolfsohn will resume his series of historical piano recitals nest Saturday afternoon at the rooms of the Beethoven Society, in the First Methodist Block, this being the twelfth of the series, which has been so long interrupted. The programme will be as follows 1. **Sehnsucht amMeerc” 2. “LcUevelldesFces” 3. Nocturne. 4. Selection. 5. Cavatina from “The Huguenots 1 ’.... Jfts, Emma C. Thutston, 6. “Rcvell desOlseaux” 7. Mazurka 8. “Campanella" i). “Silver Spring” 10. “Ohl That Wo Two Were Maying” . Mrs. Emma C. Thurston. April 5 “TUcordate,” valsepoedque Al * i “Bauauler.”melodfe negro.. 7 to 1 7 to 1: l tol 7 to i: The thirteenth recital, which will be devoted to Chopin, will take place Apill 19. THE PRATT SYMPHONY CONCERT. Mr. S. G. Pratt’s Symphony Concert, at Mc- Cormick Hall. April 10, will be memorable for the production of two musical novelties: Mr. Gleason's Vorsoiei to “Otto Visconti,” and for tbo first time in America the “Anniversary March- Overture, ” bjr Mr. Pratt, It will be remembered that, at the time the latter was performed in Ber lin. July 4, 1870, it was received with great ap plause. The Berlin Fast, speaking of it, said: “It is from the pen of a gifted American—S. G. Pratt, who is residing at Weimar. The interweav- 7 to 12 7 to 19 1 to 20 7 to 26 7 9 7 to 26 7 7 8- H—9 7 to 12 ing of voices, and the general treatment, indicate uncommon skill. ” The Nord-Deutsche Allgemeine concluded a long criticism thus: “The working up of the piece shows the able musician who un derstands the art of instrumentation. It was heartily applauded, and deserves an enduring place upon our programmes.” The Chicago mu sical public will now have an opportunity to hear it under the most favoraolc auspices with un or chestra of fifty-five members and a large chorus. The sale of seats commences Wednesday, April 9, at Boot & Sons 1 , where also tickets to the public rehearsal next Saturday may be had at the nomi nal price of cents. LOCAL MISCELLANY. 11 —12 11—13 l to 4 7 7 to 12 14—15 7 to 12 7 7 to 12 7 to 12 11 7 to 12 14—15 IB 7 to 12 7 tO 12 The London gossip is that Carl Rosa is to marry the talented Julia Gaylord, who is well known in Chicago. Alfred'Wilkie, the tenor, formerly well known here, is to have a benefit concert in Boston April 30. The forty-fourth Pupils* Matinee of the Hershcy School of Musical Art will take place next Wednes day afternoon at 3 o’clock. Mmc. Julia Rive-King is giving piano recitals in the New England towns with great success, assist- ed by Miss Josephine Emery, soprano. The nest concert of the Beethoven Society will take place April 22, upon which occasion Hoff mann's * * Fair Meloslne ” will be the leading num ber. 14 (0 21 7—B The next symphony concert by the Rosenbecker Orchestra will take place at McCormick Hall on the 17lh lust. The programme will include the pas toral symphony of Beethoven; Hiller’s concerto, op. 69, by Miss Wisbard and orchestra: Handel’s “Largo”; and Hornemann’s “Aladdin” overture. Mr. Frank Dorn, leader of the choir brf the Bap tist Chnrch of Englewood, has been tendered a benefit concert, which will take place to-morrow evening at Tillotson Hall. A nnmoer of soloists have volunteered their service, and Miss Jessie Couthoui. the well-known reader, will recite some of her selections. We have received from G. D. Russell, Boston, “Clarke’s Anthem Collection,” for quartette‘and chorus choirs, with organ onligato accompaniment. The author, William H. Clarke, is the organist at the Trcmont Temple, Boston, and has prepared a work which Is not only excellent in its selec- tions, bat is arranged with good taste for chnrch service. Mr. A. F. McCarrcll gave his third organ recital last Monday. The following programme was ex cellently played: Prelude and fugue in E minor, bv Bach; A'dagio in A flat, op. 256, No. 1, by Volkmar; Chromatic Fantasie and Fugue, by Thiele; “At Evening,” by Buck; sonata In G minor, op. 42.” by Merkel: Allegretto in D, by Tours: Andante in D, by Silas; and Finale in E flat, oy Gnilmant. The cantata of “Esther” will be performed at the Reunion Presbyterian Church, on West Four teenth street, nearThroop. on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday evenings of this week. The prin cipal parts will be cast as follows: Esther, Miss ICutc Coleerovc; MordecaVs Sister, Mrs. Emily 8. Kooks; Zerish , Sirs. E. M. Schutllcr; Ahasnerus, Mr. N. T. Kendall; l/aman , Mr. E. S. Rooks; J lordecai. Dr. If. t\ Boyer; Mrs. W.E.Orcutt will preside at the piano, and Mias C. H. Sanchez at the organ. The programme for the Turner Hall concert this afternoon will include the following numbers: “Zigauner March,” by Koelling; overture to “Frii Diavolo”; waltz, by Chqmbley; ‘•Fare well,” serenade for cornet, by Herfunh; overture to “Manfred,” bySchumann; “Swedish Wedding March,” by Soedermann; “Fest Klcecge,” sym phonic poem, by Liszt; selections from “Pina fore”; Gavotte. “Heavenly Love,” by Hesch; march potpourri, “The Old and New World,” by Schreiner. The Chicago Music Company have just received the following new music, published by William A. Pond & Co., New York: Air, “By His Side,” from “The Chimes of Normandy”; “Song Over aCbild,”C. A. Madrono; *‘Darby and Joan, ”by J. L. Molloy; “The Flagon’s Chime,” by Charles Santley; “It Misht Have Been,” song, by Fred erick ILCowcn; Gallop from “Pinafore,” by William P. Adams; “Chant de la Bcrgerc,” rev erie for piano, by William P. Adams; Polonaise,- by Fred. Brandies. The following was the programme of the last Pupils’ Matinee of the Hershey School of Art, which consisted of recitations by the elocution pu pils of Mr. Kayzer: “Barbara Freitchle,” Whit tier, Miss Nellie Foss: “Papa’s Letter,” anony mous. Mrs. S. G. Wheeler; selection from “Lady of Lyons,” Bulwer, Miss Jennie Jackson; “Bat tle of Fontcnoy,” Davis, Miss Jennie Wendel; “Cuddle Doon,” Anderson, and “Brother An- derson,”T.K. Bcccher, Mr. John A. Mason; “Bells of Sbandon,” Mahoney, and “The Dea con’s Story, ” Emerson, Miss Anna Morgan. The many friends and admirers of Mrs. Florence Davidson, whose rich contralto voice was beard with so much pleasure in the Union Park Congre- gallons! Church choir in oratorio and in many popular concerts the year following the great tire, will be pleased to learn that she recently made her debut iu Italy as SieM t in Gounou’s “Faust,” with remarkable success. She has been diligently pursuing operatic studies for the past two years under the most celebrated foreign masters, and for the past year has been the favorite pupil of Signor Lamperti, of Milan, who says of her that “She has a beautiful voice, wide range, contralto and mezzo-soprano, magnificent execution, great mu sical talent,—in fact every quality to make a cel ebrated artist.” Her artist’s name, as conferred anon her by him* is that of Signora Florenza d Arena. She has already finished eight operas under Ms instructions, and is now filling an engage ment of forty nights at Barletta. Italy, where she a * B unbounded enthusiasm. • We understand she has already received several flattering proposi tions from Impresarios, and it is not unlikely that during the coming year her charming voice may be heard m our own midst, where she may be sure of a hearty welcome. f* Frederic W. Root will give a rehearsal with his pupils next Wednesday afternoon ¥ n ‘ win sing the ana H D°nna, from “The Hogaenow”; Mrs. fjf"* Schubert’s -‘Barcarolle‘‘t'Mrs. Ullmann, *V* n . D . Ma Tom Ja.” Beethoven: Miss Bartlett, . t^ Bon n Beyond”; Mr. Coffin,Sullivan’s ballad, "tace Again”; Mr.McWade. Saint-Saens’ Unmet, which is new here; and Frank Root, In Native Worth” from “The creation.” The others who will take pan are the Misses Carpenter, Boymuton. Moss, Laws-St. John, and Messrs. Eddy and West,' We have received from the Root & Sons’ Music Company the following new music: “My Only Own,” Mr. S. G. Pratt’s very attractive song, written for Mile. Liita; “Leonaine,” song and chorus, by William H. Font!ns: “Til Be Happv, so Will You,” ballad, byj. P.Skelly: “Days that Are Not.” song, by Fr. Kenyon Jones; and the following eongs from a new series, called “ Vocal Beauties of all Nations, ’’published by Edward Schuberth. New York: “Pure Dew Drops Gleam,” by Rubinstein; “Good Night,” by Nicotic; and “Spring Song,” by Rnomstcin. These songs have both English and German words. Mr. Joseph singer’s class gave their eighteenth musical recital in the Church of the Redeemer on the evening of April 1. The programme wad suf ficiently attractive to fill the vestry quite full. Among the composers Beethoven and Weber led In importance.—the first in the “Largo raestb,” from the piano sonata, op. 10, No. 3. arranged for violin, viola, organ, and piano, played by Messrs. Weyl, Adams, Lmkin. and MissJ. Willard; the second the “Oberon” overture, for two violins and niano. played by Miss Willard and Messrs. Horn and Weyl. There was an introduced numocr from the last concert, which after its first break down was excellently performed. It was the “ Hymne ” from “Medee,” by Cherubino, given by the same players and the same instruments as the “Largo.” The younger members acquitted themselves unusually well.' All in all, there was general satisfaction at the progress of the class. EXiS’EWHER’E. A NEW OPERATIC ALLIANCE. The New York Herald of the 31st ult. says: “An alliance has been formed between Mr. Dion Boncicault and Messrs. Maunce and MaxStrakosch to present Italian opera at Booth’s Theatre, which Mr. fioccicanlt has leased for next season. The new operatic firm intend to be beforehand in the enterprise, for the early date of Sept.2o has already been fixed npon for the openingof the season. It is understood that at present no definite engagements have been made beyond that of Mme. Teresa Singer, the dramatic soprano of Italy, and Signor Muzio, Strakoscb’s conductor daring the last Nils son season here. Through Signor Mnzio, who is at the present time in New York, an arrangement has been made and dates fixed by whichthe entire tronpe will, in December, be taken to Havana for the season there, appearing at the Takon Theatre. During former seasons offers for Havana were re peatedly made to the Strakoschcs, and the-sacccss of the subscription which has already opened has been immediate. Mr. Maurice Strakoscb and Sig nor Muzio.will sail April 3 for Eurone, to complete their engagements for the company. Several new operas are promised for the first time,—notably “La Eeine de Saoa,” ny Goldmark, andJ’Mcfis tofcie, ”by Boito’. The latter was first performed in Italy in 1875, with Campanini as Faust, Borghi- Mamo as Maraherita and Elena . Mazzucco as Marta and PantaUs. Nanett as Mejistofele, and Cusarini as Wagner and Kereo ; and it has since been given with success in seventeen different Ital ian theatres.” MUSICAL NOTES. Anton Rnbenalcin, a brother of the great pianist, will come to America in the fall. It is reported that Santley will be one of Col. Mapleson’s troupe in this country next fail. There is a rumor that Mile. Aimce will do “H. M, S. Pinafore ” in a French translation, playing Little Buttercup. An operetta entitled “ Cobwebs, ” by Mrs. Eliza beth Parsons Goodrich, of Boston, will soon be published. The director of the S.m Carlo, Naples, has brought an action against Adelina Patti for declin ing to perform on Sunday. It is said, in London, that “Carmen” will be given at the Royal Italian Opera this year, with Adelina Patti os the heroine. Mme. Essipoff will visit London this season after an absence of two years. She will first appear at the Philharmonic conceit on April 2(1. American pianists arc making their mark abroad. Mias Cecilia Gaul, of New York, gave a farewell concert at Vienna on the 3d iusi., and was warmlv praised by the press. Ludwig uungeldcy, another American, has performed with great success at Darmstadt. The new York Music Trade Review says? “In this country everybody born here is called an Amer ican; how is it over there? Is Remenyi a Hunga rian. then? Why, his father was a German. usd his real name is Hoffman—a name that be only changed after having left the Vienna Conserva tory.^’ Mme. Marie Rose left Hew York yesterday for San Francisco, breaking the journey at Chicago anil Omaha. Her debut will cake place on Wednesday, April 16. when she will appear as Leonora in “Favoriia.” She will also anpear in “Aida,” “Trovatore.” “Mignon,” ‘’Huguenots,” “JBallo in Maschcra,” “Don Giovanni,” and “Carmen.” Miss Hank has decided not to rctam to America next season. She has been ottered and will probably accept an engagement for a season in Madrid next fall, and for tne following season she has already had an offer for a season in Milan. Neither Gerster nor Campaninl have os yet signed with Col. Maple son for next season, and it Is not certain, tnat they will engage with him. The New York Music Trade Review says: “We are told that Signor Camoanini is not on the best terms with his commanding Colonel, and has even once refused obedience. Of course, as generally between manager and tenor, it is a mere question of dollars and cents. Campaninl’s contract is ended, and be wants betiertcrms and naif d benefit. Mr. Madison does not 4 ‘see it, ” and there is some rumor that Campaninl may sign with Max Strakosch for next year. Thercsiua Singer and Campunini, in “ L’Africainc,” would not be a bad card for an operatic manager in America.” Vienna mourns the loss of Karl Beck, the tenor who first sang the music of * 4 Lohengrin. ” He was a true musical Bohemian of the Troubadour class, always dry and fond of “CllquoL” When at St. Petersburg in the zenith of his fume and glory, the Czar one day invited him to a private interview. “ Beck,” said his Majesty when the artist entered the room, “ask for anything yon like.” “I should like to take a glass of 4 fiz* with your Ma jesty,” retorted the other. They drank together, but two days later Beck was ordered to pack np and leave the country. After he bad lost his voice he kept a cafe at Prague, where 'lots of Bohemians used to congregate. The Italian papers record the success of a new bass singer, whose voice possesses breadth and depth and richness, according to the musical critics of that beautiful lana. Even municipalities have been honoring after the Italian fashion by confer ring upon him honorary citizenship, as was the case at Pavia the other day. This new interpreter of opera is called Signor Omani, but it is suspected that he is a countryman of Signor Foil’s. Last summer he sang at the Conservatoire concerts in Milan; his name was spelled somewhat differently then. Journeying from Milan to Turin one day the bass voice of the Signor of the Conservatoire was heard trilling forth the “Groves of Blarney” and the “Crulskcen Lawn” much to the amazement and delight of his Italian fellow-voyagers. And it was then discovered that he was Mr. O’Mahony from Cork, a pressman, who had been but a few mouths in Italy for the completion of his musical education. ..Wlllmcra ....Prudent ....Doubler Pauer .Meyerbeer ..... Lysbcrg ... Achalholl .Dreyacnocl: .Wm. Mason Gounod .Gottscfaalk .Gortschalk fTo one J toted, irfto loved me not.l J met tbee, and I loved thee. dear. * Before that time, upon mine ear The voice of woman idly fell— For mo her bright eyes bad no charms: Though oft she tried her beauty's spell. And opened wide her tempting arms, *Twas all ip vain—unmoved my heart— Coldly 1 eazed—nor wile nor art A moment's thought could win from me. Farewell! These words arc sad for me— -1 would that they were so for thee. For then Farewell I ne'er would say, But, ever loving, with thee stay. But ah 1 though sad for me to part. The parting will not touch thy heart; Though fall of love my heart for thee. Thine has not e’en one thought for me. Why do I love thee? What can I In answer say, nut fondly sigh? I sigh whene’er thy form I see— I sigh whene'er I think of thee. Still fairer forms than thine I’ve seen. Bat thine most dear to me has been. Byes bright os thine have wooed me on, Yet cared I not when they were gone. How changed with thee I I loved to feel Thy presence near around me steal. Where’er thou wast, X longed to be; Where chon wast not, was void Co me. If cold I seemed, I only seemed, hlore fondly than thou e’er hast dreamed, I loved thee. Though my words were few, More full my loving thoughts of you. I'll think of thee as some bright dream Seen in my sleep, huneo’er Life’s stream. / . When from the dream I wake, it may A From out my memory fade away; " ! f Yet there are dreams which we think on When their creations all are gone; So will thy memory live for me— So will I often think on thee. How happy should our love have proved Had I by thee but been beloved 1 But Fate ordains that now we part. Forever to remain apart. And now again I say Farewell! What tale toe fntnre time may tell. We cannot say. For thee may bright And happy days beam in its light. Hzjzctsd Hzjzctzd. FAREWELL. THE GAME OF DEAUGHTS. Communications intended for the Draught Editor should be addressed to O. D. Onvxs, P.-O. Box 215, Chicago, 111, For Publisher's price-list of standard works on the game, address the Draught Editor. players’ headquarters, Athenccam, No. 50 Dearborn street. Triruse Office, Chicago. April 6, 1879. PROBLEM NO. 112. By “Sweet Sixteen, ’’South.Evanston, DU White. MM 'WM WM ten WM ! 9m & mt • SSI leS®||®p i 4/7/mA V/&UU V/AA'A : m m*m pi v V/J///& W/////A ',w///.4 '//.y//.'. i ■’/////?' '/'s/v/s, 'Ay-v.'/t 'SAP/z's. \ lIH © iill © WM. ® © I m m m&m mm *MM fi jUx-, '/Am-, wJ/4. w Black. "Black to move and win. POSITION NO. 112. By George Conway, Tipton, Xa. Black men on 4, 18, 21; kings 3, 20, 26. 28. White men on 7, 11, 24; kings 10, 12, 13, ifi. White to move and win. TO CORRESPONDENTS, F. A. Fitzpatrick—Letter at band. William Burke—Answered by mail. Mynard Long—Mailed as requested. C. D. Gales—Too late for this issue. Dr. A. M. Collins—Price-list mailed. John McGrcevy—Received with thanks. J. T. Dcnvir—Don’t forget about the games. William Robb—Did yon receive the missing num bers? George L. Beach—We think yon are justified in your criticisms, and yet we would prefer not to print the letter. George W. Kersey—Continue your game 27—34. 20-27, :t2—2B, 13—24, 28—19, 27—31, 25—22! 7—ll, 23-18, and how canß win? J. D. Ambrose—The y, J 3. C. J*, Is a monthly magazine devoted exclusively to draughts. Ad dress E. F. Richardson, Box 391, Worcester. Mash. CHECKER CHATTER. The March number of the Analyst contains the Suter, and 10-14 Bristol, both completed. Messrs. Davie and Dc Forrest, leading New York players, visited Newark, N. J., a few days ago, and made creditable scores. The annual increased demands npon the adver* tiring columns of this paper, at this season, com pels us to shorten np a little until after May 1. A friendly match of fifty games is being arranged to he played between Mr. Frank Greenlee, of La~ fayette, Ind., and Mr. 6. W. Halford, of Toledo. O. The second match for SSO between Messrs. Priest and Freeman resulted in the following score: Priest, 5; Freeman, 2; drawn, 41. Total, 48 games. * Mr. Schaefer says he never consented to play Mr, Coakley a match for a stake, and suggests that some one sent the article to the Turf trying to • ‘ scare ’• Mr. Coakley. Players visiting Toledo, 0., will find accommo dations for indulging in their favorite game at the Railroad News Free Reading-Rooms, situated near the Union Depot. Mr. Smith is the very gentle manly manager of the Reading-Rooms, and is ever ready to extend a friendly welcome to all who may be pleased to call there. The St. Albans (Vt.) Daily Messenaer of March 27 gives the particulars of a draughts tournament in progress in that city. It appears that the tournament was arranged through the instru mentality oi the noted player Mr. McGregor, and that the winner was to receive a fine checker board and the honors of champion of Vermont. Col. C. D. Gates, of Cambridge, H. C. Boyce, of Ricbford. Joseph Gorton, of Sc. Albans, Mr. Hy zer, of West Randolph, and Mr. Bailey, of Rut land, entered the lists. Messrs. McGregor and Bailey failed, to appear, owing to a rumor that Mr. Hyzer is a resident of Boston and once edited a draught column., CoL Gates had made the best score at last advices. CONTRIBUTORS’ CRITICISMS. Prof. Frank A. Fitzpatrick writes as follows: • ‘ The correction by John McQreevy in Tbibune of March 23 U not a correction of my play. My cor rection is of Drummond. The correction pub lished aims to correct Drummond also. “P. A. P.” SOLUTIONS. SOLUTION TO rROBLZM NO. 111. By T. M. Redd. 14- 9 f 24- 7 5-14 I 2-25 15— IU j 21—20 8-IP 27—1*1 7—2 4 a | 31-22 I 8-12 I 24—20 13-17 22-13 TO POSITION NO. 111. ■ \V. J. Weafer. SOLUTION By 1 20—27 1 28—10 I Black j 32—23 | 1 Win*. 7—lo 118-23 6-15 J 27—18 GAME NO. BRISTOL. Played by correspondence between Mr. James Pelletier, LaSalle, and Mr. H. B. Hall, Jr., Momence, 111. Pelletier’s move. •16 C 5-22 -*JO y—l 4 •19 18— 9 -16 5-14 -19 22—17 -18 4 S B—II 16-7 &—l2 27-23 2—ll 31-37 11— 32-27 o—o 22-16 11—16 17—13 12— 27—23 brawn. 20-18 3 a ■l2 29-25 7-H 25—22 GAME NO. 343-LAIR] Played by correspondence between P. J. Hickey, Dubuque, and Dr. M. R. Wacgoner, De Witt, la, / Hickey's move. TI-15 27-23 11-16 18- 9 11—16 .23—19 9-14 30-25 6—13 20—11 8— 24—20 15—24 25—18 7—16 22-17 15-24 28-10 13—17 15-11 9 28—19 B—ll 21—14. IS—2o(b) 25-22 (a) 4 8 22-18 10—17 23—16 3 0 32—29 13—22 19—15 Prawn. (a) Black should have won after this move was made. (b) This move only draws, while 17—21, followed by 10—10, would have woo. Utcur. GAME NO. 344 Played in Providence, R. Dames and James HU). Dimes’ move. 11— 15—19 3 7 2 6(a) 23—19 24—15 32—27 20—11 0-14 10-19 7—ll 6 9 22—17 25-22 25—21 14—10 5 9 7—lo B—l 2 9—14 17—13 21-17 13— 9 27-23 14—18 8-11 o—l 3 14—17 19—18 31—26 17—14 23—16 12— 4 8 10-17 12-19 28-23 * 29—25 21-14 11— 7 19—26 11—15 11—10 .19—24 30- 5 27-24 34—20 28—19 (ft) 15—18. 22-15, 19-24, 20-11. 24^- 31— 23—18, 26—22—Drawn.—J. IL *O. 345—1 Frank A. J 19-24 28—19 11—15 9 6 15- 6- 2 24-27 31-24 30—27 23-10 16- 26-19 14—18 2 8 10-14 * 6-10 * GAME 3 By prof. 16-20 (a) 23—10 10— 16-12 B—ll 32-27 11— 27—23 2 7 25—22 6—lo 22-18 7-11 18- 9 5—14 13— 9 (a) 16— 20 loses. (W 18-14, 23-18, 14-9, 18—t A BETTER WORLD ON HIGH. Why should we breathe a single sigh For loss of earthly store? There’s endless wealth above the sky— Above the thunder’s roar. While Nature smiles around ns here And hope still lingers by. Why should we shrink while drawing near A better world on High? There is another, better home. When this world’s tnmuits cease. Where friends forgotten gayly roam Amid eternal peace. There is a home alt loveliness, A Father ever nigh, A joyous band to praise and blesa The better world on High. God sends reviving Spring to freo The land*from Winter’s chill. And oy His regular decree. And kind and mighty will, All Nature spreads her table wide With fruits of every dye. While brooks and birds on every side Proclaim a world on High. Chicago, April 2, 1879. Btboh Sladzb, TRANSLATION FROM HEINE. Heart, ray heart, be firm, unshaken; *. Patiently endure thy fate: Springtime comes again elate. Bringing all that Winter’s taken. And how much there Is remaining! Of what charms is Earth possessed* " And, my heart, .what pleases best Thou mayst love without refraining. Chicago, Hatch. 1878. Xcixsl 11 [ 30-28 22—IS I 13—17 White (28—31 wins by 17—23 - lint 31—27 position. ID AND LADY. —FIFE. 1., between Georgo 15-24 7 2 24-27 22-18 27 28— 23—19 31—27 29 S Hill WOO. •31. 26-33, •BRISTOL. Pitzpacrici 27-31 10- IS—22 17— 31—22 13— I— 0 15-11 6 9 11— 8 9-14 8— 4 14- 4 8 18- B—ll 23-27 11-15 27-32 30-25 22 15-1* 17- 23- 33-27 18- 27-23 22—18 23—19 14-10 19- 18-15 (b) W, win*. drawn. F. A. F.