The funeral mass over Amodio.
--A solemn requiem mass was offered at St. Stephen's Church, New York
, on Sunday last, for the repose of the soul of Amodio, the great basso.
Many of the leading Italian artistes in the city took part in the ceremony.
After the mass the Rev. Dr. Cummings
made a few remarks, in which he took occasion to say a good word for the players.
He alluded to the ill-repute in which the profession of the stage is held by many, but declared that he had known members of that profession innocent of any vice, and in every way estimable.
He thought the world should treat them more kindly, and that they themselves should strive to merit a better recognition than they ordinarily receive.
The reference to Amodio was slight, the clergyman declaring that the departed player had left for those who had known him or his performance only a memory, that his frailties were to be judged by his Maker alone.