Daily evening bulletin. (Philadelphia, Pa.) 1856-1870, January 13, 1866, Image 1

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VOLUME XIX..---NO. 231.
(Except Sunday) at
!Yo. 329 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia,
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the city et
11 cents per week. payable to the carriers. of $ I 00 per
ALRICKS—In Harrisburg. Jan. 10. Martha, young
est daughter of Hamilton Alricks, Esq.
CLARK—In hi'Veytown, Mifflin county. Pa., Dee.
40th, Rev. D. D. Clark, D.D., for many years Paster of
the Presbyterian church in that place.
DINGEE—On the 10th instant, Ida Moore daughter
of Catharine and the late PArruind Dingee, in tine 6th
year of her age.
The relatives and friends of the family are respect
inlly invited to attend the funeral from the residence
of her mother, No. 934 North Seventh street, on Satur
day afternoon, 18th instant, at 2 o'clock.,
GARTSIDE—On the 12th instant, Georgians, daugh
ter of Amos and Emma Gartside, aged 2 years.
The relatives and friends of the fatally are re
spectfully invited to attend the funeral from - the resi
dence of her parents, cheater, Delaware county, on
Monday afternoon, to meet at the house at one
Funeral to proceed to Chester Rural Ceme
LOWRY—On the morning of the 12th instant, Mrs.
Henrietta Lowry, widow of the late Robert K. Lowry,
of Baltimore.
Her relatives and friends are Invited to attend her
funeral from her late residence, No. 1805 Plne street,
on Monday morning, the 15th instant, at 10 o'clock.
without further notice. [Baltimore papers will please
PRATT—On the 11th instant, in his 19th year, Row
land Parry, only son of Erasmus C. and the late So
phia P. Pratt.
The friends of the family are invited to attend the
funeral from No. 160 North Fifteenth street, on Mon
day morning, 15th inVant, at 10 o'clock. To proceed'
to Woodlands CEmetery.
I IPIIICE—At New York, on Friday, Jan. 12th, after a
- shortillness, Harriet wife of Merrick Price.
Funeral services will take place at the residence of
her father, S.Levine, No. 1214 Coates street,on Sunday,
the 14th instant, at IP. M. Relatives and friends are./
invited to attend wthout farther notice.
- V CU - NG—This morning. Samuel Young, aged 69
years. Due notice will be given of the funeral. *
Green Watered lforeens.
6-4 and 5-4 Green liaise,
White Cloth for Sacks.
White Evening Silks.
EYRE & LANDELL, Foarth and Arch
Lecture to-morrow evening, Universalist
Church, Locust street, above Thirteenth. It*
will preach in St. Philip's Ohara', VINE street,
below Eighth, on SUNDAY MORNING. It*
Seventh street, below Arch. The pastor, Rey.
E.? Beadle will preach to-morrow morning and
-evening, Services at 103.; A. M. and 75i P. M. it*
will preach this evening. January 13th, In
Tr pity M. E. Church, Eighth street above Race—s!;
o'clock. Its
Seventh and Spring Garden streets, Rev. J. H.
Suydam, Pastor, Services at 10i. o'clock, A.M., and 7i,,
o'clock, P.M. Itr
—Rev. Dr. Goddard, Rector of Christ Church,
New Brighton, N. T., is expected to nreach 1n Grace
Church. :.kinday evening at lii o'clock.
WEEK OF PRAYER.—Sermon on Blessings of
Manifested Union of Believers, by T. H. Stockton,
Eleventh and Wood, Sabbath afternoon. 31.; o'clock,
All invited.
corner Tenth and Filbert streets. Rev. E. W.
Hitchcock, ofibrew York, will preach in this Church
to-morrow. Service at o clock A. M. and 7
lUe REV. CHARLES CAMPBELL will preach in
Green Hill Ball, southeast corner of Seven•
cteenth and Poplar streets, To-morrow Afternoon, at
234 o'clock. Seats free. All cordially invited. Sun
day School at 2 P. M. 11*
preached to-morrow evening at 7;,1 o'clock in the
Central Presbyterian Church, corner of Eighth and
Cherry streets, by the pastor Rev. Alexander Reed,
D. D. Medical stadente are particularly invited to
Church. corner Broad and Green sweets.
Preaching by the Pastor, Rev. E. E. Adams to-morrow
morning at itli; evening at 7%. sermon in the even
ing on the Third Commandment. Young men are es•
peolally invited. it*
The Rev. D. 0. Kellogg is expected to preach
To-morrow (Sunday) 3lcrulag.
The Rev. Henry J. Morton, D. D., to repeat
his Sermon in behalf of Seamen in the Even
ing. Its
the "Union School and Children's Home" will
be eld in St. Andrew's Church. Eighth street above
Spruce, on Monday Evening, January 15th. at half
past seven o'clock.
The annual reports will be read, and addresses de
livered by Rev. Drs. Beadle and Butler, Rev. Mr.
Boardman and others. jal:3-2t rp
he'd at their othce, 258 South Third street, on MON
DAY, 15th inst., at 3 o'clock.
I jal2-2trp* W. HACKER, Secretary.
1:12 NOTICE.—A Stated Meeting of the Board of
Managers of the Philadelphia Suuaav slhoo I
Borlety of the M. E. Church, will be held en MONDAY
.EVENING, 15th inst., at o'clock in the Trinity M.
B. Church. A full attendance of delegates is desired,
as business of importance will be brought before the
Board. WM. H. THAW,
It* secretary.
great saving In the amount of gas bills can
be effected by procuring one of the CRESSON GAS
REGULATORS, invented by Dr. CHAR LASS M.
CRESSON, (Late Managing Engineer Philadelphia
'Gas Woras).
This Regulator is the most delicate and reliable of
all forms ever produced, always insuring a see say
light, with a saving of from twenty to thirty percent. in
the amount of gas consumed.
INIThe following is an extract from ihe "Journal of
..Prarticlin Institute," dated Ochnber 18th, 1866, in refer
.ance to a trial made of the Cresson Gas Regulator.
.."An experimental trial R'4ll{' then made as to the
quantity of gas consumed by the burners when under
regulation to their maximum economy, and also the
.amount consumed by the same burners wnen subjected
to the ordinary variations of street pressure.
"The result showed that with the Regulator, there
'was uniformly 78 cubic feet of gas per hour, consumed,
.belngan average of S and 7.10 cubic feet per burner.
'Whilst without the Regulator the same burners can
.numed from 106 to 140 cubic feet, per hour, the average
being 12,6 cubic feet or 6 feet per hoar toeach burner."
The test apparatus which was set up in the Franklin
"institute, can be seen at our scale warehouse, where the
xubliciare invited to call and examine for themselVas,
It/ Masonic Hall, 715 Chestnut street.
The immediate Relief of the Soldier, the Widow,
the Orphan, in their own homes, is the only object we
have In appealing to you for pecuniary co-operation.
Such families are numerous, and their terrible destitu
tion is known only to those who visit their humble
homes, their damp dark cellars and cold, cheerless
: garrets.
Rev, WM. 111cELWEES, Pastor of the Fifteenth
Presbyterian Church, of Philadelphia, and extensively
known by the name of "City Pastor." has been devot
ing much of his time, by his pen and personal labors,
, during the last two years, for the benefit of this needy
and deserving dare. Convinced that our citizens have
a heart in such a work, and stand ready to aid it When
-appealed to, and finding that the calls for aid are daily
increasing, and that funds are needed to meet them,
.you are earnestly solicited to contribute liberally to aid
this noble and Christ-like work. 'I was an hungered,
and ye gave me meat; thirsty, and ye gave me drink;
naked, and ye clothed me " •
All contributions will be acknowledged in the public
send contributions to
Rev. WM.
McELWEE, Pastor."
Superintendenttf immediate
Aid tor Soldiers' Families,
Residence, 1341 Lombard Street,
Mrs. CITY PASTOR, Superintendent of Clothing
)epartment and of Visitation and Distribution.
Miss H. MOONEY, Agent and Assistant Superin
tendent of Supplies and Distribution.
"We know CITY PASTOR, are acquainted with
'work, and cordially recommend his cane and lii
Self as worthy or the aid and confidence of ourcitizen
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HOWARD HOSPITAL. Nos. 1518 and 1520
Lombard street, Dispensary Department. Med.
totthiVtr gratuitously
and medicines finnished gratuitously
e poor. s
J. AGNEW DUFF was this day admitted to
practice as an Attorney-at-Law in the District Cotirt
and Court of Common Pleas of the city and county
of Philadelphia. its
THE ANNUAL MEETING of the Stockhold
N will held at the office of the Company, No. 6
St. Clair street. Pittsburgh, on THURSDAY, January
18th, 1861, at 10 o'clock, A. M.
By order of the President. jall-2t*
Daoember 21st, 1865.
The Loan of this Company, due April let, MI, inte
rest payable quarterly, at the rate of six per cent. per
This Loan is secured by a mortgage on all the Com
pany's Coal Lands, Canals, and Slackwater Navigation
in the Lehigh river,and all their Rallroads,constructed
and to be constructed, between Mauch Chunk and
Wilkesbarre, and branch roads connected therewith,
and the franchise of the Company relating thereto.
Apply to SOLOMON SHEPHERD, Treasurer,
de 2l- rptf 121 South Second street.
acknowledge the following contributions to its
Treasury, for the Poor of the Southern States :
Samuel V . Merrick 000 00 J. Jewell $l2 30
Merrick & 50n5.....500 00 E. D. Sturdevant 12 50
1 Wrens of Readi ... ns_s2o 60 Rev. James 5au1....... 10 10
Dr. (1, B. Wood .200 110 A. D 10 00
Dutch Ref. Church Pres. Church, N. L... 90 52
7th ,Sc S Garden. .... ll! 44 H. Parker 16 00
David Milne
ne ,100 tO L. Young =, 00
B. D. Stewart 100 00 St. Stepnen's, Bever-
Samuel Work 100 00 ly
A Lady 100 00 J. S. Stewart
John 'Welsh 100 00 Joe. Prothengham
Union Meeting, Be- Rev. Mr. Wild
verly, N.J.__ _ ..... 54 55 W. S. Harris
Epiphany Church 52 57 G. W. Taylor
N. W. Everett 76 3'2 Rodney Xing
James,Bent d : santee 50 00 Rev. G. A. Latimer,
Adam Torrance.. e 3 80 Pottstown 620
A. Ricketts__
Preab. Church, N. L...
A. V. Murphy
Rev. 11. T. Beatty
Pine street Church__
Andrew Manderson_
Mrs. C. Schrack
John Sparhawk
Rt. Rev. P, %Voile
K. P. Ketcham
G. ay. Muslin
Cocheto.. N. Y
Rev. B. Delworth
A Lady
J. Campbeli
The Commission is also indebted to a number of
Churches, auxiliary societies and private individuals,
both in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, for a large
quantity of valuable clothing.
The great need of Schools in the South, as reported to
our agent In Georgia, now here, has called forth the
active sympathy of this Commission, and It has re•
solved to do more in this direction. The Educational
Committee at ita last meeting agreed to appoint
several additional teachers, and they will soon be at
So far as we can secure aid from the benevolent. we
shall endeavor to convince the people of the South of
the great value of our public school system of educa
tion, and hope to lead them to Its adoption.
Money can be sent to SAMUEL WORK. Treasurer,
3r., south THIRD Street.
Stores to JOS. PARKER, Secretary, 1210 CHEST
NUT Street. it
Philadelphia and the Sanitary Commis
As the labors of the Grated States Sani
tary Comission are now drawing rapidly to
a close,it will doubtless interest our readers
to know what amount has been contributed
by Philadelphia and its vicinity to the sup
port of that great national work, and also
the amount of relief afforded by it in our
The following extracts from the report
just presented to the Executive Committee
of the Philadelphia Associates gives a brief
summary of its operations:
Supply Department, hospital supplies,
delicacies, clothing, Ltc., amounting in value
to three hundred and six thousand and
eighty-eight dollars and one cent, collected,
unpacked, assorted, stamped, repacked,and
Committee for the Relief of Soldiers' fam
ilies—eight hundred and thirty women, the
wives and widows of soldiers,provided with
work at a fair remuneration. Fifty-nine
thousand, seven hundred and twenty-three
articles made; four hundred tons of coal dis
tributed to needy families.
Special Relief Office, eleven thousand and
fifty- five issues of hospital supplies,clothing,
kc. made to camps, barracks, general hos
pitals, and individual soldiers, amounting
in value to one hundred and two thousand,
five hundred and fifty-nine dollars and
ninety-nine cents. Transportation and sub
sistence given in fourteen hundred and
forty-nine cases, at a cost of thirty-three
hundred and fifty-seven dollars and thirty
three cents. Nineteen hundred and sixty
one miscellaneous cases of relief attended
to. Total number of cases, fourteen thou
sand, four hundred and sixty-five:
Sanitary Commission Lodge, fifty-eight
hundred and forty-three persons admitted.
Forty-nine thousand seven hundred and
twenty-nine meals, and sixteen thousand
three hundred and eighty-three nights
lodgings furnished.
Hospital Directory, information obtained
.for relatives and friends of missing soldiers
in thirty-one thousand seventy-one cases.
Advice and assistance given in seventy-two
hundred and fifty cases.
Protective War Claiin and Pension
Agency, ten thousand seven hundred and
ninety-eight claims for pensions; bounty,
back pay, &c., received and placed on file.
Of these fifty-four hundred and eighty-eight
have been granted, eleven hundred and
sixty-nine have been rejected or abandoned,
and forty-one hundred and forty-one await
adjustment. The cash value of settled
claims, collected up to December 31st, 1865,
is nine hundred and three thousand five
hundred and seventy-eight dollars and
thirty-nine cents. Amount saved to
claimants in fees to attorneys on cases filed,
one hundred and thirty-fivethousand seven
hundred and eleven dollars and sixty-five
The total amount in cash contri-
buted to the Treasury of the
Philadelphia Agency, includ
ing the proceeds of the Great
Central Fair, . . . $1,186,545 14
The total amount in cash con-
tributed to the Relief Corn
mittee of the Women's Penn-
sylvania 'Branch, . . .
Total amount of cash received
by the Philadelphia Agency, 1,216,289 14
Cash value of Hospital Supplies,
Clothing, dm, received by the
Philadelphia Agency, . .
Cash value of 400 tons of coal
received by the Relief Com
mittee of the Women's Penn
sylvania Branch, . . .
Estimated value of volunteer
labor, and railroad and other
facilities rendered free of
Total contributions of all kinds
to the Philadelphia agency, $1,565,377 15
This amount has been distributed as fol
lows :
For the ,support of the work of
the Sanitary Commission in
Philadelphia and its vicinity,
including cash remaining in
the hands of the Treasurer of
the Philadelphia agency, . 303,554 63
For the general work of the
Sanitary Commission, . 1,261,822 52
50 60 R. E. Thomas 800
25 00 J. H. Heck 6 61
25 001 W. P. Lewis. 5 00
34 40].1. D. Moore, M. D 200
s 5 64 S. (3. Flare 300
25 00 J. C. Leader 200
20 00 C i. Ayres 7 60
25 Oo Methodist Church,
10 00 Beverly 382
10 75 W. Cancan ...... 400
17 00 T. Montgomery 3 50
12 00 T. Brittain 3 00
10 ti) Medford Bap. Ch 2 25
10 00 Rev. A. J. Snyder 4 CI
9 001
36 South Third street
Disasters to Foreign Vessels---The
Ship Casilda Burned at Sea---
Loss of a French Indian Mail
Steamer and Thirty Lives
Accident to the Steam
ship Pennsylvania.
Loui of One of the French Indian Mail
otesuners with 1
'Thirty Lives,
[From the London Post, Dec. V.
Letters from Oran, dated Dec. i 7, give
the following : A serious event [occurred
here. The Borysthene steamer of the Mes
sageries Imperiales Company, coming from
Marseilles to this place, struck on the rocks
to the north of the Ile Plane, at 'ten o'clock
on the evening of Friday, the 15th. The
night was very dark, and the wind and sea
high. The captain thought that he was in
the neighborhood of Mers-el-Kebir, butpiot
seeing the hghthonse he was uneasy. He
Sent the mate up aloft to look out for the
light; but the latter saw nothing. Just as
he had descended to announce this fact, the
steamer struck on a sharp rock. The captain
ordered the masts to be cut away in order to
enable the passengers to reach a rock which
was above the water, but the ship capsized
on the opposite side to that on which
the masts were to fall, and the waves
breaking over her, a number of persons were
washed into the sea. Some time after,how
ever, the disembarkation of the passengers
on die rock commenced; they were followed
by the crew, and, last of all, by the captain.
The operation lasted six hours. Just after it
was completed a balancelle approached the
rock, and seeing what had happened re
turned to Oran for assistance. The military
and other authorities immediately sent ves
sels to carry the shipwrecked people to land.
There were about three hundred passengers
on board the ship, and from thirty
to forty of them perished. The ship is
broken up,and all it had on board,including
the mails, is lost. The precise number of
persons drowned is not known, as the list of
the passengers has disappeared. Among
them is a captain of engineers, named La
fond. The mate and six of the crew have
The Ship Casilda Burned at Sea.
[From the European Times. Dec.:9l.j
The ship Caravan, from Mobile to Liver
pool, has put into Greenock from stress of
weather and short of provisions. She re
ports a disaster to another ship, the Casilda,
belonging to Messrs. George Warren ds Co.,
of Liverpool, which sailed on the Bth of
November from Liverpoolfor Boston, under
the charge of Captain Sedgley. When the
Caravan met with her both vessel and cargo
were on fire; but all hands were saved by
Captain Marshall and his men, and con
veyed to Greenock, where they were landed.
Capt. Sedgely, of the Casilda, gives the
following account of the burning of his ship
while on the voyage from Liverpool to Bos
ton: At 4 o'clock, P. M. on the 6th of Decem
ber, and when in longitude about 41° west,
and latitude 43 30 north, we found the ship
to be on fire, smoke coming up the after
scuttle and through the rails, filling the
cabin with smoke and gas, so a man could
not live in the cabin or hardly on deck. The
mate took a lantern and undertook to go
below, but ne found he could not breathe
three feet from the hatch, and the light in
the lantern at once went out, showing that
it would be impossible for a man to breathe
in the poop deck three feet from the scuttle.
1 think the ship could not have been on fire
but a few minutes when it was discovered,
and in one hour after or less,
there was a
very hot fire, and the ventilators in the cov
ering boards got quite hot, and the paint
about the covering boards and water ways
became much blistered. We put the after
scuttle on and caulked it down, and papered
all the cracks up we could where we saw
smoke coming out, to keep the fire under as
much as possible; but still a great
deal of smoke came out from different parts
of the ship, almost enough to stifle us on
neck. This was a veryfanzious night for
a. l on board, as it blew a gale from the
nt.rthwest with heavy squalls and much
rain, and the heat and smoke increasing all
the time; and we knew that it would be a
very difficult job to get our boats out in a
gale of wind, with a very large sea, in a
dark night, and long we waited for daylight
to appear. At last it came, the morning of
the 7th of December. Sent a man aloft to
look for a sail. No sooner was he to the
masthead than he gave the welcome sound
of ''Sail,oh,"xvhich gladdened every heart on
board. The sail bore W.N.W.from us. We at
mince hove our ship to head to northward,and
hoisted a flag of distress. He at once kept
away, and rundown and hove to under our
lee. She proved to be the ship Caravan,
Captain Robert Marshall, from Mobile,
bound to Liverpool. We launched one boat,
with second mate and four men in her; but
after she (the first boat) was in the water,
we found that she had been stove in launch
ing ; but their only chance was to try to get
alongside of the Caravan, as it was impos
sible for them to get back on board the
Casilda. They got alongside of the Cara
van with the stove boat, but could not re
turn in her. We got a second boat out with
a great deal of danger. The chief officer,
with four men, went alongside of the Cara
van, and put some few things on board,
which we had put into the boat before
launching, and returned with Captain Mar
shall's advice, to leave with all hands as
soon as possible, as the wind and sea
were increasing, and he saw smoke
issuing from different parts of the ship. The
boat returned from the ship (Casilda) about
half-past eleven A. M., and with much
trouble and danger, succeeded in getting
some few things into the boat by heaving
them overboard and the boat picking them
up. And then the great trouble was to save
our lives; and the oly chance we saw was
to jump overboard and let the boat pick us
up, The boat got as near the ship as she
could, and then myself and the rest of the
men, except two, jumped overboard and
were picked up by the boat; and after we
were m we found it would not do to take
any more in the boat at that time. Went
alongside of the Caravan; put what few
things we had saved and part of the men on
board; then the mate with five men re
turned to save the two men remaining on
board. The got back to the ship
(Casilda) by great exertions, or as near as
they could get to her, and then the two men
jumped overboard and werepicked up by
the boat, as we had done before. We suc
ceeded in getting all hands on board of the
Caravan about half past two P. M. When
the mate left the ship the last time he says
the smoke was coming from all parts of her.
I don't think the fire could have been kept
confined more than a few hours longer.
After all our crew were on board the Cara
van, safe, Captain Marshall said to me, "I
can do no more for you or your ship, and as
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the wind is increasing I must proceed on
my v4,:oyage;"l and through the next twenty
four hours the Caravan was scudding under
two close reefed topsails and foresail,itb
ing a Strong gale and heavy squalls, large
sea and much rain.
Alrrilrakof a Porldon of the Crew of the
Harry of the West in LiverpooL—The
Brig Himalaya abandoned at Sea.
[prom the Malachester Guardian, Dec. 30.]
The ship Annie Kimball arrived in the
Mersey yesterday, from New Orleans. She
brought home part of the crew of the ship
Harry of the West, from New Orleans to
Liverpool, burned at sea, and also the crew
of the, foreign brig Himalaya, abandoned at
sea. The crews of both vessels were most
kindly treated by the captain and officers of
the Annie Kimball.
Accident to the Steamship Pennsylvania
near Queenstown:
The steamship Pennsylvania, which left
New York on the 16th ult., struck a rock at
Mizen Head, near Queenstown, on the 21st,
and arrived at Liverpool on the following
day, with thirteen feet of water in her fore
'l l .l - 17E VIENIA.NS.
The Dispute at an End---Letter from
James Stephens--o'Mahony En
dorsed and Appointed the
American Representa
tive and Financial
Agent of the
Irish Republic.
It will be seen from the following docu
ments that the Irish leadhr of the Fenian
movement is not only safe, but in a position
to exercise the executive powers of his
James Stephens to John O'linhony.
IRISH REPUBLIC, Dec. 2.?, 1863.—T0 John
0' Afahony, Esq., Representative and Finan
cial Agent of the Irish Republic in the United
misundersianding ever possible between
you and me has been occasioned by what I
deemed your drag-chain policy. Knowing
the absolute necessity for action within a
given time, and aware that you did not
agree with me in this, it has been a constant
fear with me, that, so far as the F. B. was
concerned, the time would come and find
us unprepared. This apprehension has
kept me in a state of pain and irritation
also, and so I have often said and written
things which must have hurt you most
keenly. For all this I now sincerely ask
your forgiveness. Let me add, however,
that I would not do so, though you were on
your dying bed and I on mine, if you had
not entered, albeit very late, on the only
Tnth of salvation for our land and race.
reason and baseness in every shape have
been at work around you, and to such effect
as to have put the cause of Ireland in seri
ous peril. Before my escape from Rich
mond Bridewell I should have looked on
the actual state of things as all but certain
ruin. That event—for it is nothing less—
has given such marvelous strength to our
work, and to me such influence, that I can
now undertake to hold our forces together
for some time longer. Still, it is of the ut
most urgency to make the delay as short as
possible. For delay in oar case is of more
than proverbial danger, and I could not
long hope to hold against the strain of time.
But as you are on the riget path at last, I
rely on your bringing affairs to a speedy
issue. To break with treason and base
ness of all kinds—to brt nd it, smash
it—was the policy, and I rejoice at
your baying made it yours. The man
hood of Ireland rejoices at it with me, for it
indicates the justice of their judgment re
garding a wretch whose advent to this
country was an insult to our reason, man
hood and patriotism. Wishing to work
harmoniously with the F. 8., .1 put a curb
on my temper in presence of this shallow
knave, and even risked my reputation in
order to set him fairly with my friends.
his professions and letter to you J were they
sent?l, together with my representations,
did away with much of the distrust and in
dignation stirred up by his presence. But
even before he left the cloven foot was
again visible to all. He sneaked out of the
country. Well, I saved his life, as I so often
saved that of his kindred carrion. Brand
him now with pity. It grieves me to hear
that Michael Scanlan is in the ranks of
cowardice and treason. But what
ever I may have once thought
of him, or anybody else, the instant
they prove false to Ireland, I would lash
them from me like so many. dogs. Away
with all such fools or rogues at once. If
our ranks be somewhat thinned by this
summary riddance of traitors, our reliable
strength is but increased. By the way,
some good men were sent over here by
Scanlan. We know how to appreciate them.
But he sent others of so vile a kind that, at
their first interview with me, they in con
fidence accused each of robbery and I know
not what. It may be that such scoundrels
would fight, but, till we are actually in the
field, fellows of this stamp would be a
standing shame and danger to us. Thank
God they have sneaked away—some of them
at the merest shadow of danger. May they
never pollute our shores. Cut and hack the
rotten branches around you without pity.
This can be done sufely at your side, be
cause the stag is harmless there.
1 am pressea for time. This is of little
consequence,l hope, as almost all you could
need to know will be found in the letter of
the M. C., brought out by Gen. —; and
anything that letter may lack the General is
the very man to make good. The accom
panying document confers on you in Ame
rica, Canada, kc., the absolute and unques
tionable authority of Representative and
Financial Agent of the Irish Republic.
With the old friendly feeling, I am
Yours, fraternally,
0 9 .1inhony's Commission,
IRISH REPUBLIC, , Dec. 23d, 1865.
To the Members of the Fenian Brotherhood
and the Friends of Ireland Generally in the
United' Mates of America, Canada,
certain members of the Fenian Brotherhood,
and notoriously the "Senate" of that asso
ciation; have madly and traitorously, moved
to a mad and traitorous end, raised the cry
of " to Canada," instead of the cry "to Ire
land;" land aware that John O'Mahony,
known las Head Centre and President of the
Fenian Brotherhood, has wisely and firmly,
as in duty bound, opposed this mad and
traitorous diversion from the front path—the
only path that could possibly save our coun
try and our race—l in consequence hereby
a ppoint the said John O'Mahony Represen
tative and Financial Agent of the Irish Re
public in the United States of America,
Canada, &c., with ample and unquestiona
bleanthorityto e x 0 0 0- 0 - 0 and
in all other ways in which, to the best of his
judgment, he can serve Ireland—that land
to which he has devoted life and •honor—l
hereby authorize and call on him to do so.
[From the N. Y. Tribune.
The whereabouts of Stephens are still not
to be made public. We are at liberty to
state, however, that the reports of his being
in France, or in any other country than
Ireland, are entirely without foundation.
President Stephens is, and has been, ever
since his escape from British shackles,
within less than one mile from the place at
which his arrest was effected. This we learn
from good authority. Whether his place
of concealment is in the house of a friend, in
the caverns of the earth, or among the
green mountains of his land, we will not
state for the best of reasons; but it appears
to be pretty certain that he will remain
concealed effectually till Ireland "becomes
a volcano to send him forth again"—as Lord
Byron prophetically remarked of the great
Napoleon, while the latter was at Elba.
The last hours of the Fenian Congress
which closed its labors on Friday evening,
were distinguished by several important
Col. O'Mahony took the oath of office as
Head Centre of the Fenian,-Brotherhood in
America. The ceremony of inauguration
is described by delegates who were present,
as being very impressive. Speeches were
made by Mr. Corbett, Speaker of the Con
vention, and Mr. Killian, Secretary of the
Treasury. They both congratulated the
Congress on the efficiency of its protracted
session,and expressed the utmost confidence
that the iron hand of England would soon
be torn from its clutch on the throat of Ire
land, and that the glorious banner of the
Emerald Island would soon be recognized
among the emblems of the nations of the
earth. Mr. Rogers also addressed the
Assembly in eloquent and forcible terms:
Recovery of $5,900 in Gold—Additional
The only additional particulars in relation
to the late robbery are contained in the New
Haven papers. The New Haven Journal,
of Friday, says: Yesterday the man who
tends the railroad draw at Coscob bridge,
found, a short distance west of the bridge, a
canvas bag containing five thousand dollars
in gold. The bag had fastened to it one of
the express company's tags marked $5,000.
He also found the padlock that the thieves
bad wrenched off from the outside door of
the car. It was broken. It would appear,
almost conclusively, from this that the
thieves left the train with the treasure at
The New Haven Palladium of yesterday
contains the following detstils : "In our
account in yesterday's paper we stated that
Assistant Superintendent Spooner had ac
companied the old man Tristham to recover
if possible, the contents of the bag. This
errand was perfectly successful, resulting
in finding the bag at the residence of a sister
of one of the robbers—whose name it is now
ascertained is Tristham, and_ who is
nephew of the old man Tristham. All the
contents were as safely reposing in the bag as
as when first put there. The amount of gold
contained in the bag is variously estimated
between $28,009 and M,OOO---the latter figure
is probably nearest correct. The money
'being thus obtained, Mr. Spooner and the
old man returned to Norwalk. The two
men found in Tristham's house are thus
proven to have been prominent agents in
the robbery.
Yesterday, a preliminary hearing in their
cases was had at the Town Hall, Norwalk,
which resulted in Tristham and his asso
ciate clerk being ordered, to furnish bonds
in the sum of $25,000 each for their appear
ance at the same hall one week from Satur
aay night. Not being able to furnish bonds
they will be quartered in the Bridgeport
Sheriff Barnum and Mr. Webb, agent of
thecompany in this city, visited the resi
dence of Mr. Tristham, to ascertain some
thing in relation to the rest of the stolen
property. They made inquiries of Mrs.
Tristham whether the robbers had been seen
to carry anything away or conduct them
selves suspiciously. She said they had not.
Search was then made by Messrs. Barnum
and Webb in every conceivable place for the
lost treasure, but without avail. At last
one of the daughters said that "she had
heard a roaring up stairs which appeared to
be in the room occupied by the robbers.
Search was immediately instituted, and in
the stove two pans full of paper ashes were
found. The tire-place was neat visited and
another quantity of paper ashes was brought
to light, and among them pieces of paper
upon which were discovered the Adams
Express Company marks.
TEE LATEST. —From Mr. Webb we learn
that the whole amount robbed from the
safes will not exceed in value $200,000, and
that the greater part of this sum is in the
hands of the company. From another excel
lent source we learn that the amount of gold
contained in the bag was between $23,000
and 824,000, and that there were $78,000 in
unsigned bills stolen. Superintendent San
ford left the St. Nicholas Hotel yesterday
with the bag and about $90,000 of the money
and deposited the same in the office of the
company in New York. Concerning the
honesty of the old shoemaker, Tristham,
there seems to be no doubt. In
his taking the bag to New York he is
thought to have acted from strictly' honest
motives. So much confidence is reposed in
his integrity that he has been released from
custody. His removal of the bag of gold to
the Norfolk depot was effected upon a hand
sled, and so open was he in the business,
that in getting into Norfolk he asked aid
of a young bank teller to enable him to get
the bag to the station. The manner of the
sister of the robber Tristham was not so
frank, nor her words either, as upon being
asked by Superintendent Spooner for the
carpet bag, she replied very saucily that
there was no such bag on the premises, nor
never had been.
In conclusion we add that Mr. Conroy, one
of the messengers of the company in this
city, who returned from New York last
night, reports the rumor of a pot-house
brawler, charged with attempting to nego
tiate the sale of the stolen gold; also that
parties who believed the robbers had
secreted some of their spoils near Coscob,
walked over acres and acres of ground look
ing for fresh dirt. In four days after the com
mission of the crime the swift hand of justice
has found two of the depraved men con
cerned in it, the third one being still at
large. By persons who have investigated
this affair, he is believed to be the principal
scoundrel. Concerning him the arrested
robbers maintain a marked reticence.
SAMSUNG WlNE.—This article,Upon trial
we find quite palatable. It is, recom
mended for weakly females and invalids,
generally.—Portland Argus.
Mr. .has just received a large invoice of
this wine, four years old, of which he is
selling large quantities.
F. L. FETHERSTON. Publister
Facts and Fancies.
Why is the first man at a party Ilk's a dis—
taff? Because he's twirly !
Smith and Jones both declared that they
could'nt find it in their hearts to cat any
body. Jonas asked them "did you ever
stick a hot poker into water and make it
sizz?" They admitted that they had.
"Then," said Jonas "you are a pair of
sizzers, and ought to be able to cut any
thing. Communicated.
We know a man, who is timid abodt
balloons, who will not travel to North
western Pennsylvania, because it will bring
him to Erie-station!
Miss Moloch has just published a new
novel entitled "A Noble Life." Did it ever
occur to anybody that the life of Toussaint
L'Ouverture, for instance, was a nig-noble
A Chicago clergyman missed hie stockings
on Christmas morning, and after a long
search found one on each horn of a new
milch cow, which had been presented to him
by his parishioners, and ornamented in this
way to indicate that it was a Christmas
gift. He not only found his cow, but his
Max Maretzek has volunteered to pro
duce Mr. George F. Bristows's opera 'Rip
Van Winkle." Mr. Bristow has written
recitatives instead of the dialogue, and the
work is now translated into Italian. It is
not true that one entire act is passed in
profound silence, while the whole troupe
and orchestra indulge in a sound nap.
"The Lost Tales of Miletus" is to be the
title of a new book by Sir Edward Buiwer
Lytton. It is shortly to be published in
London. The motto of the book is:
"Little 80-peep has lost his sheep,
And don't know where to find them;
Let them alone and they'll come home
And bring their tales behind them."
Offenbach's new opera, "Les Bergers,"
which has been brought out in Paris, was
not very enthusiastically received by the
audience. Among the characters is a live
cow, which descends from a pasteboard hill,
tempted by a piece of bread. At the first
rehearsal the composer forgot to bring his
score with him and exclaimed, "Ah ! wait
a moment! I will be Off an' back in
An exchange calls snow-balling the voice
of winter. We prefer pronouncing it the
v'ice of winter.
The Boston Post says: A circus man died
in Philadelphia from mental excitement
caused by driving forty horses. Just think
how many traces that man has left behind
We knows respectable brewers' firm who
are so prejudiced against spirits, that when
the partners say " We concoct ales," they
wish it also understood that their motto is
"Weaken cock-tails!"
From St. Louis.— The Great lee Field
Iloviag—More Steamers Destroyed.
St. Lotus, Jan. L&—The warm weather of
the past few days, combined with the rise in
the Missouri river, started the ice in our
harbor about 4 o'clock to-day. It separated
nearly opposite the foot of Carroll street.the
lower portion moving down about 100 feet,
opening a channel to the Illinois shore.
through which vessels passed for several
hours, and sinking the steamer Belle Mem
phis, ice-bound in the middle of the river„
the steamer Warsaw, at thelower end of the
levee, and the Praire Rose at the upper end
of the city, and doing much damage to the
The Belle Memphis was valued at $120,000
and was insured for $40,000. The Warsaw
was valued at $75,000. The Prairie Rose
was worth $150,000, and is probably insured.
A ferry boat which was sunk was valued at
$30,000. About noon the steamer Nebraska
and the ferry boat Mulligan began butting
the ice toward the lower end of the landing
and broke a channel 100 yards wide on the
Dt issouri shore, near the upper levee, when
the whoie field of ice gave way and moved
slowly down, carrying with it the wrecks of
the previous disasters still afloat, to the ex
treme lower part of the city, where it gorged
The harbor opposite the city is now open,
and the ferry boats are running. It is ex
pected that the ice, both below and above
the city, will disappear to-night, as the Mis
souri broke up to-day at St. Joseph, Kansas
City, Lexington and St. Charles, the effects
of which will reach here before morning.
At the latter place the North Missouri Rail
road ferry boat used for transporting trains
aoross the river, sunk, and the landing was
badly injured. No other disaster is yet
reported. There is no news from the tipper
ST. Louis, Jan. 12.—The value of the
steamers sunk at St. Louis to-day, was as
follows—Belle Memphis, $5,000; Warsaw,
$.35,000. The entire loss is about $22.5,000,
and the total loss by this disaster and the
one three weeks since is WO,OOO, which
may possibly be increased to-night to-
double that amount.
For Mrs. Drew's benefit at the Arch last
evening the new play of "The Needful"
was brought out in very handsome style,
with new scenery by Hawthorneand a cast
comprising the strength of the company.
The play is original and dashing and will
be popular, particularly when such able
artists as Mrs. Drew, Mr. Mackay, Mrs.
Henri, Mr. Marlowe, Mr. Robson and Mr.
Rankin are in the cast. It will be repeated
this evening, with a favorite afterpiece, and
on Monday "Fortunio" will be brought
out, with Mrs. Drew in the principal part.
At the Chestnut to-night "The Sleeping
Beauty" and "The Phantom" will be given.
"Red Rover" is in preparation, and it will
be played together with "The Sleeping
Beauty." At the Walnut Mrs. John Wood
repeats last night's bill, which 'drew as
large, brilliant and fashionable an audience
as we have ever seen at this theatre. At
Concert Hall Heller, and at Assembly
Building Blitz are charming large houses
with their feats of magic. Heller also adds
fine piano playing and burlesque acting to
his other feats.
Friday's Baltimore Su:zt says—A large
number of ladies and gentlemen left this
city on Wednesday evening, by the
Northern Central Railway, for Lancaster,
Pa., in order to be present at the wedding of
Miss Harriet Lane, niece of ex-President
Buchanan, who was yesterday united in
wedlock to Mr. Henry E. Johnston, of this
city. The ceremony took place at Wheat
land the residence of Mr. Buchanan, and
the 'bridal party at once started on a
northern tour.
stated that Tennessee now takes rank'as one
of the heaviest cotton growing; States in the
Union. The native .inclustzry of that State,
white and colored, is in better condition
than that of most other States • for the re
sumption of activity, and there has already'
been, a larger Northern emigration, to Ten
nessee than to any other. Southern State.