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THE OPERA FESTITAL.- AEededlcatJon of Springer Music Hall To the Highest, Noblest end Grandest of Arts. The Peopl Indorse George Ward ISIcb.. . Is, and Thousand Will Attend the Opera FestlTaL ' ABout tha Bait of Seati, .the Scensry, the fit vate Boxaa.tR. Buze, the "Bigging-. Leff-Tsa atiles' of Bop and - : Thousands of Yard of Canvas. The Dresslnsr-Booms Arrangements For the Public Opera Toilets "BonneUor No BonneU" Notes and Mention of Interest. I - (The preparations for "the greet musical - event of the year are now about complete, and to-morrow night Music Hall, the magnificent lft of oar honored eltlsen, Reuten K. Springer, will present such scene as has never been witnessed lu this conntry. . . , CREDIT TO WHOM CREDIT 18 DUE. To Colonel George Ward Nichols, President ot ths College of Musis, the author and orig-lnator f the great Way-Festivals, which have made oar city famous, and a man who, though much abused and wrongly J ridged, has never swerved from that line of dnty which conscience told him was right, is due greatly the success of tba wonderful enterprise, the pleasures of which thousands of people will this week enjoy. The idea of giving "Grand Opera" as It was never given in this country orizinated with Colonel jtflcbota. He foresaw the prejudices that would be against! htm, the obstscles - he would have . to overcome, and the great flnan- clal risks that, would be Involved In .such an enterprise, and calmly went to work to overcome all difficulties. His plsns were laid away back In the summer of 1880, at Which time a correspondence was commenced With Colonel J. H. Mapleson. Having laid ut the ground-work of the project and ma-tared his plans, they were placed before the Board ot Directors ot the. College of Music, Who are men of sound Judgment, and who exercise great discretion In all they do. The feasibility of the enterprise was at once apparent, although they were ' amazed at its magnitude and grandeur. The scheme -involved a rlsK of nearly 50,000, yet, such was "their confidence In Colonel Nichols and his ability to bring about success in any thing he undertook, that bis plana were Immediately and unanimously spproved, and he was Instructed "to go ahead." To give In detail the work of Colonel Nichols, in accomplishing .the greet result which we will this week take delight In witnessing, would occupy a volume. He bss been opposed in many ways and harassed and annoyed on all aides; but, confident that his csuse was good and that the people would finally indorse him, he has not been discouraged and quietly proceeded with the great work, until now he realizes a perfect coasummailou. THE RESULTS. The result, though great, yes, wonderful, may be summed up in a few words. Music Hall, the grandest building of the kind in America, lias been transformed into a beautiful theater. In aixe ot stage, in seating capacity, in scenio effects, and in all the singe surroundings and properties, but one other theater in the world compares with our grand MnsicHall as it stands to-day reany for the f reot events of the coming week, ann that is be La Seal a, at Milan, Italy. Prejudices have been overcome, and it Is the universal verdict that the "work is great and its results pon the community will be beneficial." artistically the result ean hardly be understood. Music by ttie greatest of living and feed composers will be given on a scale of grandeur never equaled, and that even the authors themselves never fl reamed of. Mozart, rtoDisetti, Kossini, Bellini, Gounod, Verdi, - Wagner and Boitu will be interpreted by the treatest living singers, and the chorus and rchestra will be the largest and best ever beard In the country. Thousands of strangers . will be brought to our city by the great Festival, and hundreds of thousands of dollars . Will be left In the coffers of our hotels, restaurants and merchants, and last but not least Cincinnati, the proud Queen City f tbe West, will again be - known throughout tbe land as the promoter of ail good things, as the city of art and music, ae well as the city of great enterprise, musical, artisbe and commercial. ., THE ClTIZEMl' COMMITTEE. Colonel Nichols found that his scheme, like the snow-ball, as It moved along grew larger and larger. It assumed such proportions that en man and one brain could not successfully manage It. Bo he called to his assistance a Bomber of prominent citizens. The response Was genuine, hearty and unanimous. Nearly all the gentlemen whose names we give below were present at the first meeting, and as-slated in the organization of what they designated "Tbe Citizens' Committee of General Arrangements." This Committee was divided Into Bub-Committees, and the gentlemen have all been diligent, hard and enthusiastic Workers In the "cause." Mr. A. H. Bugher Was elected Chairman of the General Com-snlttee, and he has given the business con-awe led with ths enterprise his constant and pndivlded attention. His labors have not keen light, but his enthusiasm overcame all. The following-named gentlemen compose the Committee of General Arrangements: Chairman A. II. Bugher. Bub-Cora ml It e-e on Reception, Stage and Decorations Colonel L. Markbrelt,Chairman ; Colonel N. L. Anderson. . Gardner E. Jfhipns, J.J.Emery. B. H. Cunningham, George w tanas, at. mgaiis, tu. m. j onnson, a. v;. .Bar Ska. Bob-Committee on Hall and Bale of Seats J. K. Murdoch, Chairman: Lara Anderson, . refer Bchoenberger, R. H. Galbreath, Gordon Bulllito, Wm. Resor, Waiter J. Mitchell, C. L. Bows, Edward Colston. Bob-Committee on Transportation J. T. El lison, Chairman; John Egan, W. L. O'Brien, naxaaei etevenson, ureni Arooia, w . w . fee-Body. W. B. Khattuc. C. C. Gove. In addition to the above named, the follow fau sentlemen. members of the Board of 1)1 Vectors of the College ot Music, have given nearly co-operation and great assistance: A. X. Goshnrn. Vice-President: Peter Rudolph Ken, Treasurer; Wm. Wortbington, Secre tary; J. iluruet Resor, R. R. Springer, J. D. THE BALE OP BEATS. The sale of season tickets commenced Jan kary 28th, and the aale of single reserved seats February 7th. The details of the remarkable ataman d for senson tickets, and the large pre- Rtams paid, as well as the rush for single re-rved seats, has been published in these columns. It Is only necessary to add last the demand for Beats and the Ma premiums the people were willing to pay Waa a surprise even to the moststnguine friends of the Festival. It was also good evi dence 01 tne aeep interest me people were taking In the treat event. The receipts from sales now foot up about aYjwu, and It is thought the total receipts for tea week will be In the nelahborhnod of S65.- ie Tbe College of Music, we are Informed, Will prouauiy maae sio.iaiu. THE SCENERY. Si scenery for all ths ooeras has been En ted. Mr. Fox, the distinguished scenio latof Her Mfjesty's Theater, London, has I charge of the paintln ot the scenery. He esuate to our country from London expressly o superintend this 'great work, and states fast In his experience of a lifetime asa scenio rust ne nss never attempted or seen an en tat prise of such magnitude. . About sixty Banes In all have been painted In the In-BBsilibly short time of two months. Mr. Fox mmm bu a Die aaeiatanta. Mr. Kettle, a young few ot this city, pnpll of the School of De-Sign, baa distinguished himself in his work for the festival. The immence and beeotiful drop-curtain and the entire snlam front were nslnted hr him I ander bis supervision. It was found lv tr. Fox that his corps of assistants could not ah the work in the time given, and Messrs. sreky and Tryon, two talented young scenic tlsta. were Imported from Chicago te "heln art." They have proved themselves valuable suad efficient, artistically. We are told that U scenery Is very fine. Nothing like It bss Er Been pain tea ior any neater in America, i of tne pleasant surprise out of tbe many t await the audiences at the Festival la ths fuse seen lo work. The scenery in Xoaenyrin, fees ai ally the castle scene, la very handsome, feaeh aceue measures fifty elx by thiriy-Uixee ews - THE rarYATC BOTH. ' Pertapa the most attractive part ot the )Balltnlts new dress will be found to be tbe ksivats or proscenium boxes. They are six ' la Bomber, three on eaoh side of the stage. x m aoor 01 toe upper oox la on a level vim - JUS first balcony or dreas-elrcle. The op. Battery and trimming are very rich, costly - aael handsome. Tbe curtains which festoon the front of tbe boxes are of ecrain lace, a Baal gold color, with a handsome figure. They an as delicate tn appearanca as the web of vna apiaer. ana nang in graceful looping. Toe lambrequins, which droop la rich heavy toius over the bright, golden are rmllllon or icarlet aatm. rae eontrast is very fine, and the easnte are in perfect harmony with-the aaurtoad tense that ars given to tha proaee-a ana froota. The lower boxes hare a front ailing covered with scarlet plush. On a gut Bad la hnng, ID rings, a crimson satin curiam, Whieh may be closed or opened aa the occupants wish, wbloh, when closed, shields tbe sraone tn tba box from the gas of ths audi-aaea and tba glara of the foutllgbts. Tne boxes have two windows or openings looking aawara tne auoieuca mi wu u inintii, Vha, ara earoaled with taueaury Brnsaala in add and brilliant figures. The chairs in the .Boxes ere easy, aomtortaeie ana nanasome. Mr. J. H. Umltr, of John Sblliito 4 Co.. had aharge of the furnishing of tbe private boxes, van HMtj nieiixw a9 aiaoui Lorr. To a meebanle the stage, "flyHtaHery" and rigging lofk" wUid be wouderiul; te a per son who is unaccustomed to seeing such places they are more than wonderful. Tha work ot erecting the stage, placing the drops, scenery, border lights and gas-fixtures had to be done In a very few days, and that all this is now In a finished state la most creditable to Messrs. Reeder, Lee Cannon and James A bel, the stage carpenters In chance. - They ere experienced men la tha building of theaters. Mr. Reeder baa tha contract, and called to - bta assistance Messrs. Cannon and Abel. Mr. Reeder la one of the most experienced stage carpenters In the country, and now nas charge of the stage at Pike's Opera-house. Mr. Lee Cannon formerly lived tn Cincinnati, but Is now a resident of Chicago. He came here especially to assist In erecting the stage at Music Hail for Che great Opera Festival. He built tbe Opera-house at the Soldiers' Home In Dayton, Ohio, which some mouths ago was destroyed by lira: also tbe new one which has arisen from tbe aabea, and Is now ana-aged in building Buch waiter' Opera-house of Springfield, Ohio. Mr. James Abel Is well known in tola city, where he has resided a lifetime. He was the . etage carpenter at tbe la National Theater for years, the "properly man" at Wood's and at other theaters. TO MESSRS. ABEJL AKD CAKSiOSf The Enquikir young man Is Indebted for much of his information in regard to the stage work that has been done. He was escorted by these gentlemen from tbe floor of the stage through the "fly gallery" and "rigging loft" to under tne dome or roof of the immense ball, where are placed tbe Iron rods and pulleys from which the vast sea of scenery hanas, BTAXBIEO IJf THE "RIGOIXO-IyOVT" And looking down on the stage, ninety feet below, the carpenters and men at work appeared miniature in size, and their voices sounded hollow and faint, The myriads of ropes and pulleys would confuse and confound a Philadelphia lawyer, and how the men who will have charge of tbe "fly gallery" and "loft" will ever be able to tell which set of ropes move tbls scene or tbat la a mystery to the writer. In all theaters ths scenes move In grooves on tbe floor. This plan could not be adopted at Musie Hall, as tbe stage and proscenium had to be erected temporarily. It was found necessary to adopt some other plan for moving tbe scenery, and It was determined to raise it from tbe floor by ropes on pulleys. Tbe great apace of nearly one buntdred feet from the floor of tbe stage to the aome would allow of this. Long iron rods were securely riaMi above the ceiiine over tne stage, ana at such Intervals aa was necessary strong pulleys were placed. Over these pulleys run tbe ropes that raise and let down the Immense scenes, drops and border lights. The plants a very simple one. Tbe rope used is tbree-qoarter-incb raanila. Three ropes are required to raise each seccne. and .there are sixty scenes. One rope is attached to each, end of the scene and one in the center. They are called the "prompt Hne,""middle line" and "O. P. line." The ropes are faatened to huge beams in the ny gaiiery," irom wnicn piace luey are worked by the men In charge. Over fifty thousand feet la used In raising the scenery, drops and lights, or ABOUT TEX MIXES OF ROPE. To Kive some Idea of the magnitude of the affair and the work, in addition to the state ment above, it may be Interest! nit to Enow tbat over one hundred and fifty thousand yards ot canvas have been used in the scenery. Tne ropes are fastened around strong pegs, and each lot of ropes is called a "stack." There are aixty stacks. Four men win be requirea to nanaie eacn i'ntacit oi ropes." Tbey will stand in tbe "fly gallery," wnicn la twenty-six reet irom tne noor. n tbe scenes should once "get away with ttiem" they could hardly escape being literally torn to pieces. Tlf THE "FLT OALLIRT" Is also placed tha immense curtain -drum over which rolls tbe rope that manipulates the curtain. This drum is three feet in diameter, or about one-third larger than is generally used. The Academy of Musio In Philadelphia has the only curtain-drum that compares in size with the one at Musio Hall. The "curtain-barrel" over which tbe curtain rolls la the largest ever made In the country. Two men will be necessary to handle tbe curtain. When the scenes are pulled np out of aight there still remains a opace of ten feet between the top of the scene and the "rigging loft." Tbe border lights are flexible, and move up and down on pulleys, like the scenes. Tbe gas is supplied oy ruooer pipes, in regsra to toe stage. scenery and properties, Messrs. Can non - ana A Dei saia: -its tne oig-gest thing we ever saw." A "Captain," urobablv Mr. Abel, will have charire of tbe men In tbe "fly gallery" and Mr. Lee Cannon, atage carpenter, will have charge of the stage, four Deus are usea ny wires run from the stage to other parts of the house In tnaniDulatlnu the sas. Mr. Cannon sars "that so much work should, have been done in so short a time, and done so well. Is amazing to mm." THE SRESSINO-KOOMS. We doubt very much if Her Malestv's Opera Troupe, or any other opera troupe, was ever provided with as comfortable and nicely lurnisnea areniDz-rooms aa nave oeen arranged at Music Hall for the Opera Festival. Ten large, roomy and delightfully pleasant rooms have been erected for the principal singers. These rooms are located in the corridor at the extreme west end of tbe building, Just beck ot the big organ. These are all carpeted with new and clean carpets. Mirrors and wash-etands are provided for each room, as well as double gas Jets at the dressing cases. The rooms assigned to Gerster, C'ary, v aiieria ana iseiocca are nitea np nicety, ana can not fall to please these noted singers. It is certain that there will be no auarrelinz about rooms among the prime donne. ' THE CHORUS, BALLET AMD SUBORDINATES Of the Mapleson 1 troupe (will occupy dressing-rooms at the west end of the south corridor. The orchestra rooms are . at . tbe end of tbe corridor. The Cincinnati members of the chorus will occupy spacious and delightful rooms on tbe second floor." The ladies of the chorus will enter the stage from the south side of tbe hall, and tbe eentlemen from the north side, The principal singers, male and female, will enter the stage from the doors at either side of tbe big organ. .A reliable watchman will nave cnarge ot me dressing-rooms. Tba caa-flxtures of tbe staire and dressing. rooms are furnished by Mr. P. G. Hngait and Mr. F. B. Wentwortb. These eentlemen fur nish the lights in front of the building. Sev eral of the contrivances are or a novel fash ion, and made especially for tbe extraordinary requirements ot this mammoth stage. Every light upon tbe stage has been covered with the finest wire-work to prevent fire, and when lighted will make tbe stage aa light aa day. THE CHOEl'8, There was a man stage rehearsal of eh orris on both Friday night and last night. On both occasions Siicnnr Ardltl, Conductor of the build Bignor Arditi Is about the size of Otto Bineer. Mr. Dubruel. the chorus director and stage manager of the Mapleson Company, was also "on nana." mere were some oeiecix noticeable on the part of the chorus, but they can easily and correctly te attributed to a feel i uk of timldltv natural to sineers havincr a new director, and especially one aa famous as Araiu. Tbat tbe chorus will fulfill all requirements this week there can not be a doubt. Mr. Otto Singer baa been a faithful laborer with the chorus as well as a competent Instructor. His last was not a small one, out, witn I he patience which is characteristic of the man, he nns worked conscientiously and performed his duty well. If the chorus acts awkwardly the' blame must be attached not to tbe members, but to tbe "management," which did not rcoulre or ask of them staze rehears als nntil the oast few evenlnss. To Mr. Chaa. J. Coleman, the Buperlntendent of Chorus, too, must great cretin ue given, rne position he occupied bss not been an enviable one. But he baa been faithful, enthusiastic and- Industrious, - and bore the many complaints with the patience and fortitude of a hero. We have no fear of the chorus. even though a Theodore Thomas baa not drilled them. Mr. Olto-Singer has no supe- riwi mm m uruiuiuier. ODT81DITHIH1LL. Every arrangement baa been made for the convenience ol the audience, not only In the hall, but . on the outside. A large irRiurnuift i! . mrcu cict icu u v ci mi- most tbe entire front of the center en trance to the hall. It will be covered with trl-coiored awnings. This is to protect the people from the weather In case of storms rain or snow. Large gas-lamps have been Dlaced at either aide of ths ooenlna-a to the awning. It will not be out of place to reproduce the rules which the Committee have adopted governing the admissions, c TUB RULES. The doors of Musio Hall win be opened at six o-ciocKior tne evening periormanes, ana at half-past twelve o'clock for the Saturday matinee. Tbe evening performances will begin at half-pass aeven o'clock, and the matinee at two o'clock. Special rates of fsre have been arranged from important cities ana towns on lines running to Cincinnati. otreei-eara on ail the Cincinnati atreet rail road lines. Including suburban lines, will run daring tbe Festival to Musie Hall at one fare. A check-room for narcela la tn the vestibule. A cloak-room for ladies is upstairs on the south aide. A cloak-room for gentlemen is upstairs, north side, and a check-room is also near tbe balcony. Ushers will preserve order and keep the cornaora cioeeu auring tne acts, l ne steps in the aisles of the dress-circle will be kent clear. Before tha performance carriages will ap- pruacu i ruin n mruin. The driver and occupant of the carriage will om given uupucatesoi a number. After tha performance, answering to the call of their u inn wen vaxr wiu approacn xrom tne nvriu. . - - - OPERA fOTT.WrH- - The all-absorbing tbeme among the ladies just now is, -wnat snait wey wear at tne up- ;ra fesuvaiT" we respectfully submit the following suir treat Ions: In New York City, where the Italian Opera mm viywr uaa oeen at its neignt, opera toilets mad of tbe .-richest Persian brocades are the moat conspicuous. In these costumes it was noticeable tbat mauve and pearl tints prevail. These were combined witn nlaln vl,l mvtti (.. ....a .1 WJ cut-away basques and clinging trained skirt. The white cloaks to be worn with such dresses are of brocaded velvet tinted with color, satin brocades and cream-white cunui-iuir wrougnt witn gold or silver, and bordered with thick ruches ot feathers, chenille, beaded trimming. Am. ... Rich toilets are worn by those Whose Incomes are not np in the millions, but are limited to 11,000 or ft.000 yer year. They are made ot the flannel goods that la now so popular aud that prove so inexpensive; ara heavier than the same kind of goods that were worn ail summer, and are of spun wool. Ths slapla ahadaa for evening wear are navy-blue, dark-e:reen. garnet-olive and . seal-brown. The Jersey walat will be - appropriate - and - proper for our opera season tbat la, for plump and full, rounded ladles and young girls, if hats and bouueta ar to be worn at the Opera Festival (and we hope they .won't), let them be very small, and aa plain, aa regards trimming, as possible, so tbat the view of persons in the rear will not be obstructed. Long feathers, big-brimmed hats aud poke bonnets should ba avoided. - Wa hope that many of tbe ladles will go without boo acta, a woman's hair Is her glory ; then why should sheeoneeal tt f However, as there are aome ladles who are sure to wear hats and bonnets, and. wmt hn an anra tn a-n without these appendages of fashion, wa will have a pleasant variety. - we predict , tne naDosomesi ann ncut dreased audiences at the Opera Festival that nave ever been seen in Cincinnati. . A lady aaid to na yesterday: - we imna ium EsQUiRxjt is right In advocating no non-nets; but many ladies, like myself, have their hair and but little of it. What ara we to do? In reply we say. buy I. Hair Is as cheap as bonnets, and ean be bought with half the trouble.- . , The ladles of Cincinnati have an oppor tunity this week to gain for themselves a world-wide reputation. If the ladiea will appear at tbe opera this week without bonnets, and their hsir dressed witn natural flowers, both God's own gifts, they will find themselves famous, ana nereaiter wu h wjo leaders of fashion throne bout the world. Ia not tbat something worth making a sacrifice for. ladiesT Let the decree go forth, "No bonnets at tbe opera this week." To-morrow night Wagner's opera AVoAenorfa will be given on a scale of grandeur never before known in tbe world. The audience will be Immense. In fact we doubt if all the people will be able to get In the Hall. Crowds are coming from even as far off aaNew York and Mobile. ... Following is the cast for the opera: - Lotosoirin JBlgoor Campanlnl T.irmnniiii Bignor Galass! Enrico , . , s'f""' wovaro L'Araldo del " Big nor Mont tirtnni. win Anna lie Belocca la ... Mad. fcteika tierster Uraod chorus of S0 singers. Orchestra ol 100 musicians. Currier's celebrated Military Band. A PERSOHAI. TELEGRAM. . " 1 As an evidence that the crowds are coming from far and near we publish -the following personal telegram : kiw iom, r em-nary iv, 1001. A. H. Mattox: Over a hundred excursion- lata left here to-night for Cineinnatl to witness jAamffni and Magic rliiM. Kuilman, speculator, sold them secured seats at tio and (15 each. JD am Bosch. Opera Festival Jfetea, Auditi la a leader. En Goxppeb will be on hand. Bono's llejlstofet is a masterpiece. ' Gekstek thinks It Is Jolly tun to sleigh-ride. Bostom likes Arditi, and so doea Cincinnati. Sigkob JAN50TTA will attend tbe Festival. Tbk gentlemen will appear In fall evening Tn proscenium, front looks very hand some. Nichols' revenge la artistic as " well aa weet," Btandiko-boox will be In demand to-mor row night. A little cold weather this week would not be "disliked." Don't forget that ths doors will be opened at six o'clock. Wk are reliably informed that f 100 was paid for one season ticket. The scenery Is simply magnificent, and will aurprise every body. The proscenium boxes are regal in appear ance and furniture. Vallebia's modesty of bearing Is aa marked as her ability ia great. Bernhardt will probably be In tbe audi ence Wednesday evening. Arditi's first visit to this country waa In 1847 thirty-four years ago. Adelina Path will ba the prima-donna at the Opera Festival next year. . Lexington, Kt., and Cay ton, Ohio, will contribute largely to the great event. Tickets are far sale In New York City. Speculators are making large premiums. Uainsborro bats and lofty bonnets will be treated as a cigar-smoker ia In a street-car. Oct of tha big chorus of three hundred only thre were uoient last night at the mass rehear- d. . Colonel- Mapleson has presented bis fa mous conductor, Arditi, with an elegant gold watch. ' Colonel Mapleson and family will arrive to-day. He has taken a ault of rooms at the Grand Hotel. Campanini has been - taking lessons in act ing from Salvlnl. He is one of the few dramatic singers. Patti will ptobably sing only in concerts In this country next year, except at the Cin cinnati Opera Festival. Professor Ccrrier's superb military band will appear In full nnlform to-morrow night, also In AUta and Fautt. Mr. E. H. Buckley, of ..Chicago, la a bard worker, and every stroke of his brush counts. His work ia very artistic. The accoustie properties of tbe great ball. It la said, have been improved by the erection of the big proscenlnm and scenery. The Nast auditorium and immense dress- clrcles, filled with elegantly-dressed men and women, will be a handsome sight. - Manager Mapleson expects to clear tl00. 000 this season. Cincinnati will do her share this week toward helping blm out. Belocca. Wonderful improvement in strength and finish Is said to be noticeable in late Impersonations by this young contralto. Gerster's husband, Dr. Gardlnl, is to man age tbe Italian opera at Moscow next season, and ahe will be at the bead of the company. Evert thing will be nicely arranged as re- csrds the ooliee. Coachmen will observe the same rules which were current at tbe last May festival. Miss Annte Louise Cart, the distin guished contralto, arrived In the city last night, and has taken apartments at ths Bur net iiouse. Mad. Saccont, of the Mapleson troupe, la one of the finest harpists in the world. Bhe will play in the orchestra this week at the opera t estivai. The chorua people are doing-their work splendidly. Good humor prevails, and every member will do his or her "level best" to make the Festival a success. . One hundred excursionists left New York last night to be present at our Festival Tickets were in such demand that they were compeiieu to pay eio ior one seat. Nilssox, the Swedish prima-donna, will probably visit this country next year. If abe doea, she will sing at the next Opera Festival, Patti and Nllsson would be grand I Arditi, the famous conductor, rehearsed Lohengrin last nlglt with orchestra and chorus. He expressed himself to the mem bers ol tne chorus as oeiign tea witn tneir work. , Mrs. C. A. Bobbins, Mrs. L. H. Lee, J an Mrs. O. D.Lee, Mrs. H. Fabra, Miss Fannie Lee, Miss Effie McClung, Mrs. W. E. Wilson and Mr. D. Redman, all society persons from aimoutn, ivy., nave securea seats. Tn ladies will please observe the latest style. An exchange wants to know bow to keep women's bonnets from growing larger, Better cut them back, as they do evergreens. Tbat will have to be done when the opera season opens. Ravelu, tbe famous tenor, who will sing at tha Festival this week, is thirty-two years old. He has been on the operatic stage four rears, singing much of the time in South America. He is a Frenchman, and hia real name is navel. He is a relative oi tne celebrated pan tomlmlst of that name. COMING FROM PHILADELPHIA SPSCIAl. DISPATCH TO THS ElTQUIBKa. Philadelphia. Penh., February 19. Two ears filled leave here to-night, attending the opening of your Opera Festival. Speculators sold tnem reserved seals at ten dollars eacn for IsOhmffTin. ' XL NICHOLS AMD THE OPERA FESTIVAL. The Musical People. Mr. Nichols hat been a daring and wonder fully successful projector of grand schemes In the past, and we can expect nothing less In this new field. He is so confident of financial success that he says at would not take a check ior SW.UUU ior tne lortncoming r esuvai. ,pmit mspATcw to the EwacrraEn. ' Indianapolis, Ind., February 19. Mr. Jack Chlalet, Mr. J. Wright, Mr. Ben Walcott and wife. William Devereaux. a. walker. C. a Walllngford. J. H. Stem. Miss Ella Norris and A. H. Stem are part of the delegation xrom inaianapoua to tne r estivai. Tne IrUfc Lead Qaestlesu - The recent action ot the British Govern meat in tbe suspension of tbe Irish members from tne House of Commons and the re arrest of Michael Davitt have created sympathy for the Irish cause wherever the English language Is spoken. The Legislatures of many ot the States of this Union have spoken In ua- mtsisjtanie terms or sympathy witn tne iris a people in tneir present struggle against landlord onnresslon. Fmm yesterday's cable dispatches it is also svldentthat Mr. Parnell ia creating an Im pression In Parts la favor oi tne inin tenantry. Victor UofO. it lssald. proposes to call tha attention ot the European Powers to the present condition of affairs in Ireland. And here, at -home, our prominent Irish-Americana ars organizing Land League branches. At tne convention or irisn societies neia last Thursday evening tha announcement that Mr. James Redpatli would lecture here on tha 25 lb of March created tha wildest enthusiasm, A Committee of five waa tbsn appointed to make final arrangements for ths lecture, Musio Hall has been engaged, and tickets ara already out to bear this great eharaptoo of tbe Irish tenant farmer and tha bitter opponent of the present feudal system of landlordism tn Ireland. Mr. Red path telegraphed the Committee that he accented tbe Invitation of the Irian Societies of Cincinnati, and would be here on the 25tn of March. Musia Hall will undoubtedly be well filled w uw uw uaiof aiuei iraarw. This morning, at the Vine-street Congregational Church, the pastor, Rev. C H. Daniels, will present tha subject, "Faith here; knowledge hereafter." - At tbe evening praise service James Montgomery's hymns rVH ba used. Subject ot the evenlrv dlsoocTka, MTba Young Man Who Regained Uajaaoa H - last Of the reason bis we tba to paying But no, but I of of the ne use cneer-f am a in to of in aa B. a a a on t be a of L - la so la

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  1. The Cincinnati Enquirer,
  2. 20 Feb 1881, Sun,
  3. Page 12

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