Daily evening bulletin. (Philadelphia, Pa.) 1856-1870, February 02, 1866, Image 1

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    GISSff PEACOCK. Editor:
VOLUME %I%.---NO. 248
(Sundays excepted) at
No. 329 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia
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"Evening Bulletin Association
The litrmacriar is served to subscribers in the city at
3annum.B cents per week, payable to. the carriers. or is 00 per
BRITTON—On Thur D sday lb , lst instant, Maria S.
Tritton, of Darby Township, Delaware county.
The funeral vtlil take place from her late residence,
-on Sunday. the 4th February, at 2 o'clock, P. M. *
DORLAND—Feb. Ist, /86S, Mrs. P. Dorland, In the
84h year of her age. •
FAM—On the instant, John Fair, ag attendhis .
The friends of the family are invited t
'fantral frOm Ida late residence, No. 1011 Locust street,
p n elah
afternoon, at o'clock. Interment at Mach.
Ce es
BlLLlON—January 31st, _Francis Killion. ,
The relatives old friends of the family are respect
fnilyinvited to attend his funeral from the residence
of his son in-law. Henry Crilly, No. 1315 Marshall
street, at 8;.6 o'clock on Saturday morning. To pro
oeed StMichaers Church. Without farther notice. i
MEARS— On Thursday night, February let, a
iilestown. Twenty-second- Ward.. Geo. D. B. Mears
in the 26th year of his age,. Due notice of the funeral
wilt he given.
PAGLO--On the 29th nit., at the American Hotel,
Marco Paolo. of Venice. Italy. ,
SHARP —At Penningtonville, Pa.;on the let instant
Susan P. wife of Rev. Joseph Sharp (formerly Shum
-way), in her 49th year. • • -
The relatives and friends -of the , •fanstly are in
vited to attend her funeral, from the residence of her
brother-in-law, Mr. Lowell Shumway, No. 465 North
Seventh street, on Saturday, 3d instant, at 2X o'clock,
P. M. To proceed to Woodlands Cemetery.
STALEY—On the evening of January gat, Andrew
The male relatives and friends are respectfully In
vited to attend his funeral from No. 1430 Cnestunt
street on Monday morning - , the sth instant, at - sea
V. Green Watered Moreene.
64 and 5-4 Green Raise,
White Cloth for Sachs.
White „Evening Silks.
EYRE dr. .LANDELL, Fourth and Arch.
nation and its _Lessons," at CONCERT HALL
"TR ITRSDAY EVENING. _Feb. Bth. fei-Its
Lombard street, Dispensary Department. Had
t:atment and medicines l'arnlshed Exasnitonsly
lathe poor. sees
-VNOTICE.—A Meeting of the Stockholders of
%AY COMPANY will be held at their Office, corner
•of SIXTH and DLA.MOND btreets, on THURSDAY,
February 15th, at 10 o'clock, A. M., to take action upon
the agreement for Consolidation and Merging entered
into by the Board of Directors with the Board of Di
rectors of the Fairmount Park and Delaware River
Passenger Railway Company.
By order of the'Board.
fek-f,m,w,6t* Secretary.
January 29.1866. _ _ _
Notice is hereby given that the Treasurer
United States, the Assistant Treasurers at New Yorke
Philadelphia and Boston, and the deeignated Untold
-taxies at Baltimore and Cincinnati, have been in
,stracted to discontinue, on and after the ITE.ST of
February next ensuing, receiving deposits for tempo
xary;loan at six per cent interest,
3 hey have been instructed to receive such deposits
In lawful money on and after that date, FIVE PEB,
CENT. INTRTthST, payable on ten days notice, after
',thirty days from date or deposit.
Secretary of the Treasury.•
ilel.4t rpt
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• . AN volt BALE.
The Loan of this Company, due April tat, MSC inte
rest payable'quarterly, at the rate of alz per cent, per
This Loan is secured by a mortga g e on all the Com
pany's Coal Lands, Canals, and 13.1waterNavi,gation
in the Lehigh river,and all their Itailroads,constructed
and to be constructed, between Mauch Chunk and
Wilkeebarre, and branch roads connected therewith,
and the franchise of the Com relating thereto.
Apply to SOLOMON 6HYliEEiD Treasurer,
de2l-rpm - . 1 22 South Second street.
" SOLDIERS' F.A.31:11.1E8,
3 1 The immediate Beliq of the Soldier, the Widow,
. Chphart, in their own homes, is the only. object: we
have in appealing to you for pecnniary co-operation.
Suchfamilies are numerous, and their terrible destitu
tion is known only to those who visit their humble
homes, their damp dark cellars and cold, cheerless
Rev, WM. MOM WEa.,S, 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,
<hiring the last two years, for the benefit of this needy
-and'deserving class. 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 finds 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 clothat me."
All contributions will be acknowledged in the public
papers. •
bend contributions to
Rev. WM. McEL
"City Pastor."
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Superintendent of immediate
Aid for Soldiers' Families,
Residence, 1341 Lombard Street,
Mrs. CITY PASTOR, Superintendent . of Clothing
Department and of Visitation and Distribution.
Miss H. MOONEY, Agent and Assistant Superin
tendent of Supplies and Distribution.
"We know CITY PASTOR, are acquainted with of
work, and cordially recommend his cause and hire
self as worthy of the aid and confidence orocurcitizen
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New Jersey Legislature.
Timirrox, Feb. .I.—Both Houses have
unanimously agreed to go into joint meet
ing on Wedesday, the 7th inst. Mr. Scovel's
resolutions, protesting against the with
drawal of the .Federal troops from the States
lathly in rebellion, will be reported by the
•COmmittee on Federal Relations on Tuesday
next,' '
ItIVER.-Mr. Lewis Griscom seta at rest the
.anxiety of many people on the • line of the
zSchuyill river, regarding the sulphuric
acid and other compounds of sulphur which
:are discharged from the coal mines and min
gled with theriver. About Bor 9 miles above
Reading, a stream called Maiden creek,and
two . or three smaller streams not named,
• enter the Schuylkill and neutralize all the
:sulphur contained 'in it, by combination
with the lime contained in the water of
Maiden creek and the other streams, which,
like it, have their source in a limestone for
anation. The sulphur of the Schuylkill
/mites with the lime of the other streams,
forming sulphate of lime, which falls to the
bottom of the river in the form of white
powder. So intense is this action that it
gives the water a milky appearance forboirke
• distance below where they mingle together.
When the water passes Reading, it is almost
• entirely free from sulphurous combinations,.
-and is used for cooking and in steam boilers
without injury either to persons drinking it,
-or to the iron of the boilers. Of all sub
-stances, iron is inju red the most quickly by
- the action of sulp hur. ';
Ax JasTENSIVE WORIL—Mr. Bateman,
the engineer of the Glasgow water works,
has published a pamphlet proposing a
:scheme for supplying London with water by
means of an aqueduct from North Wales.
He proposes that the aqueduct shall have
two branches in Wales, which shall meet
before they, cross , the Severn; the length ,of
the whole will be 152 miles; the , capanity
will. e 220,000,000 gallons daily, and the cost
4 8 , 6 00,000—upwards of $40,000,000.
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Its Causes and Progress---The Divi
sions of the Liberal, Party---Tho
Hon, O'Donnell's AttemPts to
Arrest the Conspiracy. Pr
ecipitated the Revolu;-
tion--The Rising
and the Move
ments, &c,
The following letter dated Florence, Jan.
10, though not giving as late dates as re
ceived by the "Africa will be found very
interesting. It is by the New York Tribune's
correspondent :
During the last two years I have repeat
edly mentioned in, my correspondence that
a revolution , was preparing in Spain, that a ,
vast conspiracy was organized all over the
country, and, that - an outbreak might hap
pen at any moment. The people have for
a long time learned' to despise the private
life of the Queen, who in girlhood was called
the innocent Queen Isabel, but, sacrificed
by her mother, King Louis 'Philippe and
that unscrupulous Minister, Guizol, to an
impotent, and ridiculous husband, had
introduced the manners of the past'century
in their worst features to the -Court
of Madrid. The Liberals were shocked by
her abject subserviency to'a cunning man;
Senor Patrocinio, and , to her bigoted con
fessor, the Bishop Claret, • and lost faith in
the regular action of I'arliament ever since
the change in the electoral .fratichise, and
the illegal influence of Government upon.
the - electors. -'.The important Progressist
party abstained, therefore, from the ballot-4
box, at the last two general elections,
which sufficiently proves that their minds!
Were bent upon more violent 'measures!
for changing the policy of the realm. Still,
several causes repeatedly baffled the
schemes of the revolutionists. O'Donnell,
wiser than Narvaez, got ..Into power, and
tried to reconciliate the Ptogressists. Senor
Patrocinio and Bishop Claret were removed
from immediate contact with the Queen,
and the expedition to Pern and Chile was to
give a different turn to public opinion and
divert people's minds from home politics.
On the other side, old Espartero and Olozaga,
the traditional leaders of the Liberals,
would not countenance any armed
rising, and though, the party was
quite unanimous in the' belief that the
present state of affairs cannot last, there
.a scission about the more important
question how to reconstruct Spain, when
the Progressist. party should triumph.
Some thought it might suffice to call a'Pro
gressist Cabinet into , power ; others be
lieved that as long as the Queen was not
banished from f3pain; her duplicity would,
in the long run.• always be able to
neutralize the action of any Liberal
Ministers, and therefore wanted to
force her to abdicate and to proclaim
her son, 'the' Prince of Asturias, King of
Spain under the regency of the leaders of the
.Progressist party. There were others - again
who contrasted the correct and liberal ways
of the Portuguese dynasty with the disso
lute and reactionary Court of Madrid, and
were anxious to nmte the crowns of Spain
and Portugal under Don Lula, the youthful
King: of Portugal. Some others, finally,
had lost faith in monarchy, and' openly
agitated for the- Republic. Such being
the case, all unity of action was out
of question, and O'Donnell was able
to govern the country in his own way. Two
events, however, hastened the crisis. The
Queen had cowardly left Madrid at the ap
proach of the cholera, while Napoleon and
Victor Emanuel were anxious to visit the
hospitals 'at-Paris and,'Naples, and the King
and Queen of Portugal won golden opinions
all over Europe by their amiable conduct
toward everybody, and their most happy,
family - life, which never fails to make
a deep impression upon the people.
On their return froth Italy and
France, their Portuguese Majesties had, o"
course, to come by Spain, and well aware
that their stay at Madrid might become an
opportunity for serious dembnstrations,
they left the capital of Queen Isabella
privately two hours after their arrival. The
people at the railway station, however,
recognized them, and cheered enthusiasti
cally "the. Liberal King and Queen."
The papers of Madrid grew every day
bolder., and the belief that a rising was
imminent became so strong in Europe drat'
the London Times and several French papers
sent correspondents to Madrid at the New
Year. O'Donnell himself - was quite aware
of the 'danger. In order to show his Liberal
tendencies, he had prevailed upon the
Queen to acknowledge the new Kingdom of
Italy, and thus estranged the Ultramontane
_priest party.. Then he tried to
arrest the Progressist conspiracy. He
knew the Generals belonging to the
Revcilutianary party, Priui, Pierrad, Carlo,
La Torre and several others, and wanted
to remove them, some from the capital, some
from Spain. It oozed out that at the Cabinet
council on New Year's Day, it was resolved
to give Prim a command in the Canary
Islands, and to send some other suspicious
generals from the capital to the Basque pro ;
vincea, - thus to put them out of the way.
Under such circurcistanceS, Prim lost. is pa-,
tience, and gave unexpectedly the signallor
arising at a moment when the Preparations
of the Progressist party were not yet com
pleted. On the 3d inst., the cavalry regi
ments Baylen and Calatrava, in garrison
at Aranjuez and Ocana, inNew-Castile, rose
against their Colonel, and under the COrm..
mend of Df . a 3 : - .)r Bastes, marched towards the
mountains !Cuenca, after having destroyed
the bridge o er the Tajo. The same day 300
Men of the regiment .Almanza, at Avila, in
Old Castile, rose likewise, and marched to
ward the Portuguese frontier, but none
of the superior officers joined the
. movement. O'Donnell, informed by
telegraph of the fact,tat once gave orders to
arrest Prim at Madrid, Carlos La Torre a t
Badajos,..Gen. Pierrad and Col. Gaminde at
Valladolid. Prim, however was of course
not to, be found. He had set out from
Madrid on the 2cl to go on a shooting ex
cursion to Cum:its. Gaminde succeeded in
escaping from the hands of his captors.
Thel , tnister of War, Cavala, put himself at
the head of 1,000 men, infantry, a regiment of
cavalary, and a battery of artillery, in par.
suit of the rebels, but, though the telegraph
is in the hands of the government, we have
not yet heard anything of his having reached
the insurgents and crushed' the movement.
Madrid has at any rate been put under
martial ~ law the state of siege is •pro
claiMed, andthus the capital remains quiet.
Barcelona, however, is now, according to
government accounts, in a state of great ex
citement. _There have_ happened=: already
several smaller conflicts between the garrison
and the people. Now it is known that
Prim is very popular in Catalonia; and at
'Seville there was.a military riot about a
month back, and we must avow that the
insurrection has a good chance of success,
notwithstanding all the Government de:
spatches about the broken spirit and dis
order among the revolted :regiments.
O'Donnell , himself cannot but
remember that the rising at Vicalvaro in
1853, 'when he 'put himself .at ..the
head of the rebellion, seemed quite
desperate; and was for some time reported
to y have failed, and headless as Prim usually
is; we could scarcely:believe that he would
have put the halter round' is neck without
being pretty sure that his example would
be followed. 'Nothing -is known as •to- the'.
political object of the Insurrection, whether
Rile aimed only against the cabinet, or
against the Queen, against the dynasty, or
even against monarchy. In a few days Prim
will either be shot or havebecome the Dicta
tok of Spain.
Confirmation of the Death of Admira
Pareja---His Successor---Re
striction of the Blockade
of Chilean Ports---
Commercial Af
-, fairs, &c 1
[Correspondence of the New York Thom]
PANAMA, Tuesday, Jan. 23, 1666.—The
British mail steamship Santiago arrived at
Panama from South American Ports on the
20th inst. Her dates from Valparaiso and
Santiago de Chile are to the 2d instant, and
from Lima and. Callao to the 13th. The re
port that Admiral Pareja, who held diplo
matic powers, bad committed suicide on the
flag-ship, is confirmed. The facts of this
melancholy occurrence are substantially
those I transmitted to you in my 'last. He
shot himself on Nov. 29, the day after he
was visited by and heard the news of the
loss of the Covadonga from Consul Clark,
at Valparaiso. The tact was not known in
Valparaiso till Dec. 15, when an offer was
made to the commander of the Spanish ship
Blanca, by the Chilean authorities,
to receive and inter the corpse in the city
cemetery until it could be trans
ported to Spain. The commander
thanked the authorities for their courteous
offer, but regretted that it came too late, as
the waters of the Pacific had already re
ceived the body of the Spanish Admiral. On
the day of his death, the Admiral dined at
his accustomed hour, and afterwards shut
himself up in his cabin. Some time after
the report of a pistol, discharged from a
port-hole, wee heard; after that another;
and then a pistol shot inside the cabin. The
officers on decktook little notice of the two
allots from the `port,: hole, but were aston
toiaished at the shot within the cabin,
followed as it was by a death-like silence.
.They 'entered the Admiral's cabin, and
found his corpse, attired in full uniform,
:stretched upon his bed, the head pierced by
!a ball from his revolver.
The .Mercurio of Valparaiso says this
event has naturally been the theme of
private conversation and discussion in
the press. It has been unanimously at
tributed-to the depression and mortification
that the unfortunate Admiral must, have
felt at the disapprobation of his canduct
explicitly expressed by the representatives
of all nations, and the resentful chagrin
his pride had to suffer from the scorn
ful derision with which his menaces
were greeted, and above all from the cap
ture of one of his ships in the very midst of
his squadron. Addid to this he could not
hide from himself the tremendous responsi
bility he had incurred by entangling his
country in a warwithout object and without
glory, or anything to justify the sacrifices of
blood or money n to continue it.
These considerations frC st have weighed
upon him with so intolerable a burden of I
remorse and - disappointment that the poor
harassed man, . sorely .tried by his dark
hour grasped the awful solution of self
Brigadier Don Casto Mendez Nunez,com
mender of the Nnmancia, has temporarily
succeeded Admiral Pareja in the command
of the Spanish sguadron.
Capt. Nunez has restricted the blockade
to the porta of Valparaiso and Caldera,
abandoning Talcahuano, TomA, Herrad
cera and Coquimbo. He divided his fleet
into two divisions, Villa de Madrid,..Eteso-
Melon. Blanca and Vencadora, being at
Valparaiso, and the Nunnancia iron -clad,
Berenguela and Marques de la Victoria
being at Calidera. The Valparaiso papers
complacently remark that the object of this
concentration is to preclude the possibility
of another, of the Spanish ships sharing
the _ fate of _ the Covadonge. The
loss of this latter despatch vessel is a great
source of inconvenience to the squadrtn
and has demonstrated the necessity of nsing
larger and more powerful vessels to convey
despatches from one blockade port to
another. Two sailing vessels used as
transports had to avail themselves of the
protection of the Resolution on the 26th of:
November, in leaving , Valparaiso in search
of provisions. As Peru is now almost in
ippen war with Spain, and it is diftkult to
imagine where these vessels will ffnd sup
While the new chief of the squadron,says
' the Mercurio, was engaged in the organize
-lion of his forces, in order to preserve them
from piecemeal destruction, the news of the
fall of Pezet and of the triumph of the
revolution in Peru arrived. As is well
known,that revolution originated in the in
dignataon felt by the Pertivian people at the
ignominious 'arrangement of the Spanieh
question by President Pezet,as also because
the treaty adjusted by Vivanco, and Pareja
had been carried' out without' the appro
bation of the Legislature which the con
stitution of the country demands. The
government of Pezet having fallen, 'and
being replaced by that which is 'the 'off
spring of the revolution caused by his vil
lainy, the Spaniards have lost a secret ally,
and in exchange have to count upon one
enemy more• who immediately would pre
vent, or'at any ratewonld render extremely,
difficult, the sending supplies to their ves
sels from his country, and later on might
probably wage open war with ,them.
Commerce has greatly revived in Chile on
account of the opening: f free ports. Ine
portations have been very large, and the
vessels that have arrived with cargoes, and
in ballast have scarcely been sufficient to
take away the plentiful stock of produce
awaiting shipthent. The, wheat and other
grains'of the country have been completely
cleared off by the great demand - from Aus
tralia and-uther countries. An expected
rise in : copper in England has caused a great
AY, FEBRUARY' 2, 1866
revival in working that mineral, and the
demand is very active.
A gentleman in Panama has received a
letter from Coplapo, published in the Mer
cantile Chronicle, in which the writer states
that a frigate of the Spanish fleet had at
tempted to cut out the little steamer Maria
Lomsa, carrying the Columbian flag, at
Calderilla, on the Chilean coast, hut was
prevented from doing so by a force of troops
which were opportunely sent to protect her.
The Spaniards, on returning to their vessels,
"pounded away with shells and balls at the
troops on shore, who replied with musket
shots." No one was hurt, but the writer
thinks the Colunabian flag has received a
grave insult, which must be atoned for. The
Maria Louisa, according to the Lima Om
ercio, was destroyed by the cannon of the
Further Particulars---Heart-rending
,Scenes---Two Men Commit Sui
cide--Two Soldiers Confined
for Disorderly Conduct
are Burned to Death
--Good Offices of
the Negro Wo
men and Sol
' diers, &c.
Mem - Pais, Tuesday, Jan. 30.—Thesteamer
Miami, 'which left this port on Saturday
heavily loaded with freight and crowded
with passengers, in addition to 91 soldiers
of Co. B. Third United States Regulars, on
the hurricane roof, exploded on Sunday
night. The accident occurred seven miles
above Napoleon, on the Arkansas river, at
7 o'clock, in the evening, just as the . pas
sengers had taken supper. Consequently,
both passengers and officers were as
sembled in conversation around the
stove in the hall. The explosion
was of such terrible force as to rend the
cabin floor asunder, and let every living
soul in the front part of the cabin down into
the dreadful mass of fire and steam below.
The boat took fire immediately. The pas
sengers were frantic ;with fear. They
snatched doors, life-preservers, and every
thing light enough to float, and plunged
with deafening, unearthly and piteous
screams of woe into the river, in their at
tempts to escape the devouring flames
as they rapidly destroyed the boat.
Captain Levi immortalized himself
by his daring and heroic deeds,
coolly walking about, trying to keep the
people from jumping overboard, as the boat
was fast drifting toward the north shore,
where it touched a few moments after the
I disaster. But now, to those in the back
part of the cabin, it was as bad as being in
the lacriddle of the river, as the boat was a
vast flame in the middle '
and all in the
back part were compelled to peristi in the
flames or bury themselves in the raging
flood below. Mr. John Lusk, second clerk
of the boat, alongwith Chas. J. Johnson, his
assistance, who were sitting in the hall, were
either killed by the explosion, or burned or
scalded to death. Mr. Lusk's wife and
child, his sister-in-law, and a German lady
just from her native land, werein the ladies'
cabin. The former three were lost and the
latter saved. Miss J. E. Rankin last saw
'her with her child, on a stateroom door
which he bad given her. Over thirty of the
soldiers were lost. Two had been tied up
for disorderly conduct, and in the agonizing
excitement of the trying ordeal, they were
forgotten, and there left to burn to death.
Two men were seen to blow out their brains
with revolvers.
After the survivors got ashore, the negro
women and soldiers came to their assis
tance,the negro w •men stripping them
selves, of their under-clothes and rending
them in shreds for bandages to soothe the
keen pain of the wounded and dying. The
negro soldiers were likewise ifoble and
generous, they shared their coats and
pants with those who had none. Captain
llamas L. Crawford, of the steamer Henry
Ames, having heard of the accident at
Napoleon repaired with haste to the scene
of the terrible disaster, and arrived at the
place about 1 o'clock in the morning,greatly
rejoicing the hearts of the sufferers and the
survivors. Mr. Rankin greatly extols the
noble, self-sacrificing spirit of Capt. Craw
ford, for canceling his insurance,losing time
and money,besides going fourteen miles ont
of his way to render help and comfort tothe
passengers on shore.
After Captain Crawford and his noble
crew had rendered all the assistance possi
ble, he continued his journey to St. Louis,
arriving at this port this morning at three
o'clock. The total loss is calculated at from
125 to 150 souls. She had about fifty cabin
passengers, beside the soldiers and the
bOat's crew, summing the whole number
up to 250 souls. General Ashley's band,
at Little Rock, were on board,
three of whom were lost. I have as yet,
been unable to get the names of the lost.
Pilots Leary and Wbeery, the head en
gineer, the first mate and So!. Franklin are
safe. Clerk Hemingray luckily remained
behind. The boat was not insured in this
city. The cargo was insured as follows :
Phenix and Manhattan, $6,000; New York
Home, 0,000.; ~Etna, $4,000. The boat is
valued at $35,000.
Soldiers' Families ---An Example Worthy
Editor, of the Evening Bulletin : Please
give me place by way of appeal, for the
following letter from the wife of one of our
city merchants :
"JErrixroWN, .TEluary _Mont
wtery pounty, Pa.— Rev. Wm. McElwee :
—Lea,rnu3g through the EVENING BULLE-
Tiw of the noble work in • which you are en
gaged, rendering assistance - to' the families
of our brave soldiers who have given their
lives in our defence, I feel that all whohave
warm fireside to sit by should be up and
doing to render you aid - in your charitable
work. Knowing that provisions could not
fail to be acoeptable, I called upon some of
our neighbors to see , if they would assist
me in making up a large wagon load of
provisions; such as each one had to give.
.They all responded cheerfully to my call—
and, I am happy to say to you, early this
week_, I shall be able , to send you that
Which I hope.will bring some comfort to the
hungry." With
feelings of deep respect, yours,_
"Mits. W. M. R.
"P. S.----Ifyou think well of it you - might
make the suggestion to other country neigh
borhoods (through the press) to renclergon
assistance in the same way.
" Mts. IL"
We do "think well of it," and in the name
of Um vidowa- and orpbana of our brava
of Imitation.
soldiers, return a thousand thanks to Mrs.
W. M. 1-t—, and to all those 'who so libe
rally contributed to relieve theirwants.
The wagon has just arrived and contains
the following :
31/ bushels pOtatoes, 9 bushels. turnips,
450 pounds corn meal, 14 quarts Lima beans,
20 pounds scrapple and sausage, 3 gallons
molasses, --- heads cabbage. •
Again we say thanks ! thanks !
Pd Se—Our treasury is entirely exhausted.
To-day we had to turn away scores of
hungry widows without aid.
Oh ! this should not be so. Send us con
tributions of Money, food, clothing, immedi
ately. During the last three weeks we have
aided upwards of one thousand families, or
more than five thousand individuals. This
will show our citizens the magnitude of oar
work and the necessity of sustaining it.
1341' Lombard street.
Gustavus Vaughn Brooke, the Tragedian.
The latest English papers announce the
loss in the steamer London, on the way to
Australia, of Gustavus Vasa Brooke, the
tragedian, by whom is probably meant
Gustavus Vaughia Brooke, the tra t tdian,
who will doubtless, under his correc name,
be well remembered in this country y our
theatre-goers of fifteen years ago. His
career in this country from 1850 to 1853 will
be remembered as three years otivaried
triumph and disaster to him, but to pleasure
seekers who resorted to the theatres at which
be performed as an uninterrupted season of
G. V. Brooke had his specialty ,on the
English stage. It was not of the highest
order of tragedY,but it was of the successful
order. It was not purely intellectual, but
what was most important to him as to most
actors—it paid. He was a better Virginius
than Hamlet, a more tolerable Rolla
than Macbeth,but entertaining and original
in all.
Gustav-11S V. Brooke was born at Hard
wich Place, Dublin,and was educated'at the
public school atEdgeworth, then conducted
by a brother of Maria Edgeworth, the dis
tinguished novelist. He lived, while at
school, in the family of Mr. Lovell Edge
worth, and was quite a pet of Miss Edge
worth, who always took an interest in his
welfare. After leavieg this school and
family he went to Dublin to study for the
bar; but, seeing on one occasion lfacready
acting Hamlet, he dropped the bar and
took, or endeavored to take, to the stage.
For a time all efforts to gain a footing
on the boards were unsuccessful. In
terview after interview with managers re
sulted in promises to give him a trial and
nothing more. On one occasion he ap
pealed to Cathcraft, the manager of the
Theatre Royal, Dublin, but as that indi
vidual was much fretted over the non
arrival of Mr. Edmund Kean, who was to
appear that night for the first time in
Dublin, he met with little success. While
Brooke was yet wailing for an answer from
the surly Cathcraft, the news arrived :that
Kean could not appear. The manager
turned to Brooke, asked him what he could
do, what part he liked, &c., and without
further hesitation put him up for William
Tell, without notice and without rehearsal.
Cathcraft depended on the novelty to bring
him and his theatre out all right: he did
not care what became of Brooke. The per
formance was given, mnoh to the &disti l °.
ton of Brooke, if not the public. It was
to the satisfaction, too, of the surprised
manager, who immediately gave him an
While still a mere youth, Brooke became a
member of a company performing at the
Birmingham theatre, where he was con
cerned in an incident which is worth re
lating. His engagement was prolonged for
a considerable period; but, after a short
time, the manager not only allowed him but
few opportunities of appearing before the
public, but omitted paying himhis salary
during a period of eight weeks. On thelast
night of his engagement he was cast for the
comparatively trifling part of Tressel, in
Richard the Third, Mr. Charles Kean play
ing Gloster. During the afternoon Brooke
addressed a note of complaint and remon
strance to the manager - on the subject
of his financial claims, and intimated that
he should expect the payment of arrears.
The manager either would not or could not
pay, and in the evening the young actor
perceived another person dressed for Tres
sel, and every wing guarded by the stage
carpenters and friends of the manager.
Determined not to be battled in this man
ner, Brooke, as soon as he heard the cue
given for the entrance of Tressel, vaulted
over the head of one of the carpenters at
the upper entrance, and made his appear
ance on the stage, greatly to the astonish
ment of the King and the audience, who
each beheld tiro Tressels in the field.
Great confusion ensued, and Brooke, ad
vancing to the footlights, explained the cir
cumstance and threw himself on the indul
gence of his audience. The sympathy of
the spectators was enlisted on behalf of the
lad, and he was greeted with applause, and
with—what was equally acceptable—a little
shower of money. To the repeated demands
made from the wings that he should in
stantly leave the stage Brooke replied by
holding out his hand to the side for his ar
rears of salary. At length the money. was
given to him, and he came down to the
footlights and leisurely counted it. Finding
it was not correct he again stretched out his
hand to the wing, and would not withdraw
it until he succeeded in obtaining the full
amount due to him: The play then pro
ceeded ; but the next night the theatre re
unopened. Brooke had ruined the
treasury, and the season was closed.
Mr. Brooke came to this country in 1850,
and appeared, December 15th, at the Brook
lyn theatre, as Othello. His success was
brilliant and unqualified. He subsequently
visited the principal cities of the Eastand
made a great deal of money. - Early in 1852
he rented the Astor place opera honsk and
began business As a manager, but was soon
.6mpelled to doge in debt and disheartened.
When the fall season of 1852 opened he com
menced a starring tour throug the West,
; playing at Albany,,Buffalo, Cincinnati, St.
Louisi,'Lonisville, Ake.. In.this tour he was
very successful, and, with a. replenished
purse / he sailed froth this country for Eng;
land in 1853.—N. Y. Herald.
SAD Accinravr..--Fridav afternoon, 26th
ult., two sonsof Samuel ISOyer, living abotEt
five miles west of Fremont, Sandusky
county,oldo, were out in the woods hunt
ing quail. A. flock was started up,when the
oldest, George, facing about to shoot, dis
charged his gun, the entire charge entering
the left breast of his brother, who' stood
about twelve feet distant, killing him, in.;
staidly. George immediately started for
'home, a toile and half distant: 'On arriving'
there waS no.one to assist him,' :his mother
being'sick on the bed, his father away:
hitched a horse td, the sleigh and went out
alone to bring 'the corpse of the brother, he
had shot, He came across a neighbor, who
assisted hinfin this sad ceremony, Gte orge ,
,was about sixteen yearsof age, Ida brother'
FETHERSTON. 'Publisher
TELE Geces•rxtrr. To-morrow night
"Arrah-Na-Pogue" will be performed for
the last time this season, and oq Monday
night will be produced for the first time in
America a startling sensational drama en
titled "Black Mail; or, the Hour of Ten."
It is one of those absorbing and intricate
dramas which French authors so delight to
compose, and is of the most thrilling in
terest. It will be powerfully cast, and
mounted with that elegance and attention
to detail for which the Chestnut has become
remarkable. It can only be performed for
six nights, as other novelties are awaiting
their turn for presentation. "Henry Dim
bar," dramatized by Tom Taylor from Dliss
Braddon's powerful novel - "The Ontcasta;"
is also in preparation at this establh3hment,
Mr. Slim having purchased the sole right of
representation, for Philadelphia. It has had
the most brilliant success at Wallack's, in
New York,where it is still drawing crowded
houses. This piece,in turn,will be followed
by a gorgeous spectacle which has been in
preparation for many weeks, so that no
velty, is;the order of the day at this estab
Miss IlostitEn's BENEFIT.—TaIfOIIrd'S
tragedy of ."Ion" will be given this evening
for the benefit of Miss Roamer, and it will
be brought out with new scenery, brilliant
costumes and admirable 'appointments.
Miss Hosnaer : plays lon, supported by, Til
ton, Rankin, Mackay, Wallis, James, Miss
E. Price, &b. The afterpiece will be , "Id
on Parle Fransuia," with Marlowe, Robson,
Mrs. Thayer and Wallis in the cast. As
"Ion" has not been given in this city for a.
number of years it will attract a large and
critical audience. To-morrow Miss Hosmer
appears for the last time. On Monday Mrs.
Emma Waller begins an engagement.
Those who remember her Hermione, in
"Winter's Tale,"
" and other pleasant perso
nations, will be to welcome her again.
CLARKE's • BEnnFrr.—The Walnut will
blaze this evening with a gorgeous audience
eager to witness Clarke's Tony Lumpkin,
in "She Stoops to Conquer," and his per
sonation of the cockney hero of "He's Jack
Sheppard." "The Practical Man" will also
be given. To-morrow "The Knights of the
Round Table" will be played.
Building the Peak Family and , their coad
jutors are drawing. excellent houses each
evening and at their matinees on .Saturday.
Last night a peculiarly fine audience as
sembled, the crowd being so great that
many were turned away. The programme
was fresh, pleasing and artistic, and was
most thoroughly enjoyed by all who were
present. The bell ringing, the vocal music
and the harp playing were all attractive and
were received with hearty applause. As an
entertainment for families,letting out early,
we.can cordially commend this exhibition,
particularly as the tone of all their music,
burlesques, &c., is of the purest and most
elevated character.
SIGNOR BLITZ charms the little people
nightly and on Wednesday and Saturday
afternoons at Assembly Building. His
automaton dancer still uses his legs briskly
towards the close of each entertainment
their usual public rehearsal to-morrow after
noon. with the following programme:
1-Concert Overture 0p....... ... Rallimods
ria morn Don 5eba5tian..._.........._...-----...-__--Doniz.ttl.
s-Decoy Ruds-Waltz_ _ , _ ....... --Strauss
4-A ndante from Synardron - yliE flat.- "fifozart
S-Overture-Der Freyaehfdz—.--------Weber
s --Sounds from H Gang 'l
7 -Conjuration an Benediction from The
Huguenots Meyarbeer
Facts and Fancies.
The Independent *advocates abolishing
negro churches and negro pews. It will
abolish negro Puritans next.
Quite an artist is Bierstadt; but the young
man at the next door is a beer-starter.—
Washington Republican.
The rebel Forrest has gone in as partner
in a wholesale house in Memithic, just for
his name—no capital. Mere dead wood in
that forest.
A correspondent of the London Times
states the remarkable fact that the Queen of
Spain did not cough, as usual, during the
reading of her speech to the Spanish Depu
ties. She probably wished to convey the
idea that her conghers were exhausted.
Another consignment'of salmon and trout
ova is being shipped from London to Aus
tralia. The quantity is about 100,000 salmon
ova, several thousand trout ova, besides
charr and salmon trout. 100,000 salmon .•
ova! Wish they'd send some of them ova
The 7th Regiment ball seems to have been
a very uncomfortable affair. At the supper
table nothing could be got but jam. In the
cloak room people picked up the worst
habits. The dancing floor was waxinated
so Jennerously that the pit of the Academy
could not be seen. The waterfalls of the
ladies were immense and the gentlemen's
pumps were kept going the whole evening.
Asa military affair it was a success. The
carriage -rows : were as compact as cart
ridges and the amount of powder was in,
due proportion to the ball. The band went
through its play-toon exercises in good
style, the favorite air being "Dix-y." The_
companywere all in full dress, except the
oysters, who came in neatshell-jackets. The
supper room was beautifully arranged to,
represent a regimental "mess."
.A woman in Chicago who surprised some•
burglars complains that one Of them seized
her and "turned her throat around to , the
back of her neck." She must have had
Hood's pathetic ballad in her mind, whose
"head was turned and so he chewed
His plg•tall tillhe died:'
The exhibition of the 'Girls' High School
came off this morning. Mr. Principal Fet
ters delivered the diplomas to the gradu
ating young ladies.. They seemed to part
with their scholastic fetters cheerfully, but
we observed that some of them retaineda.
little ink on their fingers.
PRODUCE AT. THE WEST.—The following
paragraph, from the Cincinnati 'Gazette,
confirms the report that the West is filled
with produce yet to come forward by rail
to the seaboard. The delay in the ' move
ment of thepork crop accounts in part for
the partial falling off in reeeipts Decor=
ber on the Western roads: " Within the
hist six 'weeks there has been paid out at
this place alone for hogs, about $9,000;000.'
This was mostly Cincinnati capital * and
'the great bulk of the products resulting
from this business are still held here 4 Prices:
axe nearly all as high ' in Cincinnati as in
New York; consequently, them have been
no shipments of consequence to ,'the
Eastern seaboard. This eccounti for the • •
scarcity of money on one side. - Odituarlly
the` money _ paid out- : for begs yrealkla;. , •
large park been back by this time through
the asualcharmeref trade; bit this on*ardz,'''
fl ow o f currency has ibt'yet set
iry merchants are.veito`alew:hz tenutauti