Daily evening bulletin. (Philadelphia, Pa.) 1856-1870, December 03, 1866, Image 1

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    ffiBSON PEACOCK. Editor.
(Bmm ay’s excepted,)
<507 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia
“Evening Bulletin Association.”
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MABKLEY—CONINB.—On Thursday. Nov. 29th.
Thaddeos W. Markley and Mia 3 Augusta Conlne, oi
Baltimore. *
GBOOMK*—Suddenly, on the 30th r ult. f John C.
Funeral, from his .late residence, Elkton, Md„ on
Tuesday, Dec. 4th, at H o’rlock, i£. *
RALSTON.—On the 2d inau, John O. Balaton, in the
33d year of his age.
His male frienda.are reapectfally invited to attend
his funeral, from bis late residence, 256 S. Fifteenth
street, on Wednesday next, at 1 o’clock. The remains
will be deposited in the Family Vault, Tenth Presby
terian Church, corner Twelfth and Walnut streets ***
RUTHERFORD —Oa the 29th lust., Thomas G.
Rutherford, in the 49th year of his age.
The relatives and friends oi the fan. ily are respect
fully invited to attend the funeral, from his late resi
dence, 220 Juniper street, on next Tuesday afternoon,
at 2 o’clock. *
Fine Shawls, for Christmas; fine Silks, for Christ
ixnas; Christmas Delaines and prints; Hdkfs., Collars,
Gloves and Scarfs.
E \ HE & LANDELL, Fourth and Arch.
BROAD street and COLUMBIA avenue, is open
for the admission of Girls from twelve to eighteen
years of age, who are neglected or deserted by their
par*nts, &Ld who nee ? the shelter and instruction of a
Christian home. If the public will sastaln this insti
tution,many girls may be kept from evil and made re
spectable and useful women.
Contributions may be sent to James T. Shinn,
Treasurer, Broad and Spruce streets n 022 rptf
take no tick “a. p. a.”
lK=y At a Festival an* F*ney Fair, to beheld on
Wednesday, Thursday aDd Friday, December 19th,
:20th, 2ist, at the Gloria Del (Old Swede’s) Church, the
oldest Protestant Church in Pennsylvania, distant a
< three minute’s walk from the Philadelphia Navy Yard,
a very rich and costlj Past Master’s Regalia, of the
• “A. P. A. •' is to be voted for and awarded to the Lodge
securing the greatest number of votes. Votes twenty
five cents each. de3-m^^trp*
'Box No. 62 Germantown Post Office.
Office No, 15 South SEVENTH street, Franklin In*
Btitute Building. BINES & SHEAFF,
no2o 26trp{ North Benna, B. R and Green Lane.
‘U*iSr holders of the PETROLEUM MINING COM-
TaNY OF PENNSYLVANIA wUI be held at the
office of the Company. No. 154 South Fourth street, on
THURSDAY, December 6, at 10 o’clock A. M,
d€3-3t* R. Q McMURTREE, Clerk.
D’-'-S* FAIR.—A sale ofnsefal and fancy articles is
‘lhsX being held in' the Sunday School Boom of 8u
-Andrew’s Church, EIGHTH street, above SPRUCE,
to continue day aud evening till Friday, December
7th, 1866. , - de3-2t|
'lhSr INGTON GRAYS,—A Stated . Meeting of tbe
•Company will be held at the Armory, MONDAY,
December 3d, at BP. fiL . H. C. KENNEDY,
I* • Secretary.
HT.S3* HOWARD HOSPITAL, N 05.1518 and 1520
Lombard street, Dispensary Department, Medi
cal treatment and modi ernes furnished gratuitously
ter the poor, r‘
The recent publication of Marshall’s por
■frait of Abraham Lincoln has attracted pub
lic attention to the artist of this splendid
work and an inquiry into his history on
dhe part of many to whom his name has
been almost or quite unknown, Mr. Mar
shall is, in the highest and best sense, a
self-made man, and has developed a genius
so rare and peculiar, and achieved successes
;SO unprecedented in the history of Art, that
a sketch of his professional career cannot
fail to be of general interest.
■Mr. W. E. Marshall Is a native of New
ark, N. J., and is now abont thirty-two
years of age. When he arrived at his ma
jority he was engaged in a jeweler’s estab
lishment, stamping the backs of watch
cases, and attracted the attention of Mr.
Durand, the well-known engraver, by the
dexterity and neatness of his work. He
■was advised by him to try his hand at en
graving, to which he assented, and Mr. Du
rand applied to one of the New York bank
-1 mote companies to take him and teach
.him the business of engraving. Mr.
Dhrand’s application failed, but so
thoroughly was he convinced of young
Marshall’s talent that he told him to procure
a photograph of Fremont (it was in the heat
of the campaign of 1856), and to take it home
and copy it on steel, the best way he could.
The embryo artist went at his novel work
with determined energy and with such suc
cess that in three weeks he placed a plate
of his first engraving in Mr. Durand’s hand.
That gentleman carried it to the same firm
who had declined to employ Mr. Marshall,
and without naming the engraver, re
quested them to purchase it. They de
manded, his price, and were told $4O, which
they immediately paid and accepted the
plate. Encouraged by this first success,
Marshall executed a similar head of Buch
anan, and his friend Durand repeated the
experiment upon the bank-note engravers,
but advanced his price to $lOO, which was
again promptly paid. They were then in
formed, to, their great amazement, that
the two heads were the work of the
young man whom they had declined to
receive into their employ. They at once
-offered him a permanent situation at a sa
lary of $6OO per annum, besides a compen
sation for eaoh plate engraved. But it was
now his turn to make terms, and he de
clined their offers, until they increased his
compensation to such a sum as he consid
ered his services to be worth. He at once
took a leading position in the establishment
and found himself, without instruction from
any one, the master of a difficult and deli
cate, but very lucrative, profession.
'But real genius is always bora with wings,
and Marshall soon began to aspire to higher
flights. Stimulated by the encouragement
•of some of his friends, he resolved to essay
& larger and bolder style of engraving, and
be at last selected the famous head of Wash
ington by Stuart as his first subject. He
was at this time ,in Washington, and pro
quring photographs of. the original, he com
menced his work. But as he progressed, he
became 4i fiS htisfied with the results, and at
last resolved to go to Boston and see the
painting itself. No sooner had he seen it
than he exclaimed, “I see I am all wrong.
I have been working in the dark. There
.was HQ color in my models, and I mu-U have i
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> to tlie carriers, or 1800 per
. But Marshall has a trick of excelling at
all trades that he undertakes, and while he
was enjoying his distinction as an artist, he
took the Parisians by storm as the best
skater in France. He attracted the Impe
rial notice by the extraordinary grace and
skill of his performances on the ice, and was
honored by an invitation to skate with 'the
fair Eugenie herself. *
In the midst of his art-labor in Paris came
the sudden news of the death of Mr. Lin
coln. It fell like a thunderbolt upon the
young American,who had learned, long be
fore, to revere and love that great man with
all the ardent enthusiasm of his nature. His
first impulse was to return to his native
land for the purpose of engraving a portrait
of the martyr-Presideirt. On arriving in
America he at once addressed himselftothis
labor oflove. He had seen Mr. Lincoln but
once or twice, hut he had studied his char
acter and folly appreciated the great quali
ties of the man. When asked by his friends
what portrait he would take for his model,he
promptly answered, “None! I will paint
my own portrait and engrave from that”
And he did so. He showed his work to no
one and consulted no one until it was fin
ished. In the year and a half that has
elapsed since Mr. Lincoln’s death, he has
painted his portrait and engraved it npon a
scale never before attempted in this country
in this style of art. When the engraving
was finished, Mr. Marshall offered it
to Messrs. Ticknor <fc Fields for
publication. They agreed to undertake it
on condition that he should procure the en
dorsement of certain leading men, as to its
fidelity as a ‘ likeness. This was readily
accomplished. Mr. Bancreft, Mr. Stanton,
Mr. Seward, Mr. Chase and others were
unanimons in their declaration that this
was in very truth the face of their old, fa
miliar friend. The sequel is already known
to the public. Ticknor <fc Fields have com
menced the publication and have guaranteed
to the ar\ist aroyalty, the minimum of which
is restricted to $5,000 per annum. Already
the three hundred “artist proofs” are ex
hausted, and the “India proofs”,' nearly so.
The demand for the engraving, which is at
once a perfect curiosity of art, and a won
derfully faithful portrait of our revered
President, is taxing all the resources of the
enterprising house of Ticknor & Fields, and
yet it can scarcely be said to have been yet
made known to the publi Is generallv.
The great charm of the work is that the
artist has produced a“pure line” engraving
upon a most unusual scale. By this style
of art there is given hot only the effect
of light and shade, as. in an ordinary engra
ving, bnt that of color also. The original
painting is now on exhibition in New York
and is valued at $5,000. Will not some, of
our art-loving millionaires secure this gem
for a.Philadelphia gallery?
We have gone into a somewhat minute
sketch of Mr. Marshall’s career, because he
may well be regarded as one of the greatest
artists tbat-America has yet produced, and
because each step of his progress has been
marked with all the true signs of a genius
as rare as it is genuine. For a young
American, without instruction, almost
without models or practice, to seize with
such a masterful hand these two great sister
branches of art and make himself, almost
by an act of volition,famous in them both,is
an anomaly bard to be accounted for. With
such achievements in his yet early life, who
shall venture to Bay what future may not be
before this young American genius?
„ „ From Japan.
. San Francisco, Dec. I.—The British brig
Alert brings advices from Yokohama, Japan,
to October 27th. A great meeting had been
held at Yokohama to devise a remedy for
the evils arising by Mexican dollars becom
ing nncurrent in settlement. There are
many rumors from the. seat of war. but
nothing reliable. ,
The Dutch brlgDuodecimo was lost in Yan
Dieman’s Straits. Of the seventy people on
board only three Japanese and no Europe
ans were saved.
Commander E. Simpson, commanding
the U. S, steamer Mohican, under date of
October 17th, reports his arrival at Maran
ham, Brazil, in 13 days, from Barbadoes.
The receipts of internal revenue on Sa
turday amounted to $1,626,94s 65,
color.” Arrangements were Soon made
with the officers of the Boston Athenaeum
to transfer Mr. Marshall’s atelier to that
place, and there he engraved that magniff
cent plate, which is the finest copy of the
great original picture which has yet been
attempted on steel.
His success as an engraver seemed just
permanently established, when, to the dis
may of his friends, he suddenly announced
his conviction that he could paint as well as
he could engrave ! Despite all persuasions
to the contrary, her abandoned his graver
and took to the palette and easel. ‘ How
he mastered the; mysteries of the grand
art of painting,' no‘ himan , being
can explain. • He took lessons from
nobody, but, like the ftunous German artist,
who “evolved his camel ftom the depths of
his own consciousness,” he grappled with
his self-imposed task, and his well-grounded
confidence had its reward. He produced a
full-leDgth portrait of his friend .Jas. T.
Fields, Esq., the celebrated publisher, which
as a portrait and a work of art challenges
the adrpiration and wonder of all who have
been privileged to see it.
And now this strange genius determined
to go abroad and place himself for a short
time under Couture. He worked diligently
at his new profession, and during the winter
of 1864-5, astonished the Parisians in two
■ways : first with his hands and then with
his feet. He painted a head of the well-,
known old janitor of the Louvre and offered
the portrait and his engraving of Washing
ton to the French Academy Exhibition.
The merits of both works were so clearly re
cognized that they were accepted and, for
the first time in the history of Amerioan art,
an American artist, who had never been
taught either to engrave or to paint, was
permitted to display two of his works.simul
taneously in that select and exclusive exhi
Collision of the Ship Kate Dyer with the
Steamer Scotland.
The Former Sank and the Latter
Badly Injured.
Thirteen Lives Lost—Statement of a
[From to-day’s New York Herald, j
I The sad news of the loss of the Evening
Star has scarcely' faded from the memory
before information arrives of another disas
ter at sea, attended by serious loss of life.
But while there were many excuses to offer
for the loss of the steamship before named,
scarcely anything can be said In extenua
tion of the present loss, for, no matter which
of the pilots is to blame, it is quite certaiu
that the collision would never have taken
place had the proper care been taken.
On the 7th day of September last the ship
Kate Dyer, Leavitt, captain of Portland,
Maine, left Callao, bound for this port, with
a cargo of guano on board. She had a pros
perous voyage until the evening of the Ist
instant, when according to the statement of
her captain, 3he was run into by the steam
ship Scotland, of the National Steam Navi
gation Company’s line. The Kate Dyer
was about ten miles from Fire Island when
the disaster took place, and was standing to
to the westward, with the wind northwest,
when her crew saw the steamer at some dis-
tance off on her starboard bow. Had she
kept her course she would have cleared the
ship a long distance; but instead of so doing,
as she approached her helm was put to port
and bearing down upon the ship, struck her
on the starboard bow with tremendous
force, almost cutting that part of her in two.
According to the pilot who was on the
Kate Dyer, when those on board saw the.
Scotland approaching the impression pre
vailed tnat she desired to speak with the
ship; but this assertion is contradicted by
responsible parties on board the steamer,
who aver that be confessed, after being res
cued, to having mistaken the steamer for a
steam tug. Be that as it may, however, the
moment the two vessels came in contact with
t ach other the bow of the ship was carried
entirely away, and at the same moment her
masts came down with a terrific crash.
Filling rapidly she drifted past the steamer,
per crew running over the deck in the
utmost consternation. One boat was quickly
lowered, and into this the captain, l pilot and
five men went and pulled for the Scotland,
where they were received. The boat had
hardly cleared the wreck before she gave a
lurch and 'sunk,' stern upward, carrying
with her twenty of the crew; who wers
endeavoring to lower the otner boats. "' -- > •"
In the meantime the boats of the Scotland
were lowered, and they, polled for the Kate
Dyer, with the Intention of removing the
balance of her crew. Before. they could
reach the ill>fated ship, however, she had
gone down, and in the darkness they man
aged to pick up seven men who were buffet
ing the waves for dear life. For some
minutes they cruised in the vicinity of
where the vessel sunk, with the hope of be
ing able to rescue others of the crew; but
.! be signal for recall was given, and they
were at length compelled to return to the
Thanks to her immense strength, the
Scotland was not sunk, bat it was not many
minutes after the collision had taken place
before it was discovered that she nad sus
tained very serious injuries. Her bow was
stove in, admitting the water into the fore
compartment,whence it was gradually forc
ing its way into the others. Finding that
be could not remain afloat many hours,Cap
lain Hall, of the Scotland, ordered her to be
run ashore at Sandy Hook,and under a full
bead of steam, her bow was turned to the
ihore. From 8 o’clock on Saturday night
until half-past one clock yesterday her crew
and passengers worked manfully at the
pumps for the purpose* of keeping afloat.
The boats were cleared and ready for launch
ing and every preparation made for a resort
io their use. Gradually ,lhe water gained in
the hold, until the men Attending to the en
gines were submerged to their waists. Just
as the steamer passed the lightship and her
keel touched the shore, the water had
reached the bars of the furnace. Had the
collision occurred 15or 20milesfurther from
the shore the steamer would have sunk.and
the loss of life,heavy as it was, might have
been fearfully Increased.
Passengers on the Scotland speak in most
indignant terms of the conduct of the pilot
that had charge of the Kate Dyer. They
report that when he came on board the
steamer he went swaggering over the dock
,declaring that he did not care a damn so
long as his life was saved. All unite in
charging ngon him the terrible disaster; for
they allege that had he performed his duty
by putting the helm of the ship to port, the
two vessels would have steered in tbe same
direction and thus avoided the catastrophe.
Instead of so doing, it is charged that he
endeavored tp cross the bow of the steamer,
well knowing the danger that becomes im
minent from sucha course.
; The following statement of the disaster
was given by a passenger on the Sootland,
who arrived in New York on board the
steamtug Fletcher last evening, which was
sent down to bring up the passengers and
crew of the steamer:' . ,
■ The Scotland passed the lightship at five
B. M,, and was runningat the rateof eleven
knots opposite Fire Island abont half-past
seven, and shortly after the watch made out
a ship coming almost head on to the
steamer. The second officer in obarge of
the deck ordered the helm ported and the
engine reversed to clear the ship. All would
have gone right had the pilot in charge of
the Kate Dyer ported his helm. Instead of
doing this he attempted to cross the Scot
land’s bow, and the ships came together
with aterrific’ crash, which stove in the
bows of the Kate Dyer and brought down
her fore and main masts. She qulokly
drifted past the steamer >and sunk in fifteen
to twenty minutes.
The Scotland’s bow was badly damaged.
A large hole was stove at her water line,
through which th© water' poured into and
quickly filled the - forward compartment.
The engines were reversed when she struck
the Dyer, but for someminutes she forged
ahead. Every effort was made by Captain
Hall and bis officers to rescue the crew of
the Eate Dyer. Boats were lowered and
sent to the wreck, bine lights burned,rockets
discharged, &c. One of the steamer’s boat®
picked up seven men from the Dyer and
rowed for nearly half .an: hour round the.
spot of her disappearance, hoping to:resoue
any that might be left.
The condition of his Qwn sliip forced Cap-
;tain Halt to.recaU his. boats, and head the
(Scotland lor: Sandy Hook.i Shewas settling
•down forward, and the water foroing its
[way through the bulkhead into the second
.compartments. Before she, had made ten
mijes on her return'course the leak had in
ji reased so alarmingly that it was doubtful
whether she would float long enough to
reach tbe Hook., vAU the boats were cleared
away and:prepared for the. reception of her
passengers.; By; dint of; hard i driving and
pumping she managed 1 to reach and pass the
t’iWabip, and was beached on the middle
bar at 2 A. M., just as, the water reached her
furnace fires. She now lies on the middle
bar, with the water up to her steerage deck,
floui stoke hole ana engine room being
underwater. Her passengers were taken
VB by the steaming William Fletcher, and
brought to the city on Sunday evening. No
casualty of any kind'occurred to any one on
board the steamer.
, Tha Scotland is a. magnificent steamship
pf thirty-seven hundred tons register, pwned
by the National Steamship Company of Li
verpool. She has pn board a very large car
go of cotton, grain, <feo. Her position on the
tar is a dangerous one, as "she is fully ex
posed to the force of an easterly or south
easterly gale.
] The following are the names of the crew
of the Kate Dyer who were lost: Paul Bo
rne, of Antwep, First Officer; Frank Jones
and Frederick Smith, boys, of Portland,
Maine; William Blackwell, sailmaker, of
London; Fred Jenkins, carpenter, of Ham
burg; Wiljiam Rollins, steward; Wallace
Cox, cook; William Harris, Jones, Ro
bert Baker, Robert Baber, John Quick and
Henry Johnson, seamen. Total, 13.
i The Kate Dyer was a ship of 1,278 tons
burden, and was built at Cape Elizabeth, in
1855, by J. Dyer. She was owned by J. W.
Dyer ifc Co., of Portland, Me., and was sur
veyed at Boston, in March, 1865, when she
was rated A No. 1J at Lloyd’s.
The steamship Scotland is an iron vessel,
of 5,695 tons burden, and was built at New
castle last year. She stands A No. 1 at
Lloyd’s, belongs to the National Steam Na
gation Company, and is one of the finest
Steamers plying between this-port and
! Wreck of (be Brig Wilhelm.
] The brig Wilhelm, which went ashore on
the Burner Shoals on the night of the 23th
Jilt, on her passage from Bordeaux to this
port, having been abandoned by the cap
tain, was taken possession of by Mr. Mer
ritt, of the Atlantic and Sun Mutual Ma
rine Insurance Companies, who was using
his best endeavors to save as much'Pf the
cargo as possible, when Mr. Brown, of the
Submarine Company, came with the
steamer Saxon, and, going on boara, with
drawn pistol,demanded and took possession
pf the brig and commenced removing the
cargo. On Sunday morning an injunction
leaned by Judge Suthertand, restraining
Mr. Brown from exercising any jnrisdlction
in the premises, was served on aim, bat it
is alleged he paid no attention to lt,and still
continued to remove the oargo.-The revenue
putter Crawford was sent down to the brig
on Sunday morning. j
News from Peiu and Chile—The
i United States Ships of War
at Callao, &c.
Panama, Saturday, Nov. 24, 1866.—8 y
the British mail steamer Pacific we have
dates from Valparaiso and Santiago de
Chile to the 2d, and from Callao and Lima
to the 14th November.
The Dictator Prado has been of course al
most unanimously elected President of
Peru. CoL Balta, who proposed to run
against him, had been exiled before the
election, and Gen. Macbucha and others,
who proposed to initiate a re volution against
Prado, were sent off in a ship to Chile. Gen.
Castilla. (“Old Boots,”) has also been
caught and sent away to Chile. The latter
was brought to Callao a prisoner on one of
the British Company’s steamers from the
South, but so much excitement was created
by the news that he was in durance in the
harbor that the Government was forced to
contradict it and assert that he was merely
a passenger. '
Huerta, Bishop of Puno, had been ar
rested by the Government, he having ful
minated the ecclesiastical malediction
against Prado in consequence of his inter
ference with church privileges.
The Government is erecting additional
wharves at Callao, and warehouses for
bonded goods. The Paoifio Navigation
Company have erected-a free'mole for the
convenience of the’merchants.
j A letter writer say s': “A rumor has been
put into circulation that Admiral Pearson,
of the United States Bhip Powhatan, has re
cently received such orders as to induce
him to colleot most of the ships in the South
Pacific squadron, which is to be augmented
by the Brooklyn 'and Pensacola at Callao,
in anticipation of any attempt to occupy the
Chinches. The rumor is by no means im
probable, and the presence or the United
States naval force in the harbor of Callao is
designed to show that this- Government
may interfere to prevent their seizure. In
the meanwhile Chile is not idle, her fortifi
cations are advancing slowly, but surely,
toward completion, and her ships are being,
repaired and fitted'for active service. At
the same time the income tax Will supply
her with the sinews of war.
“Hie last European advices indicate an
attempted adjustment of this serio-comic
strife through tbemediation of France, Eng
land and the United States. If this is not
contradicted by the next steamer, there may
be a,return of peace, but, judging by the
tone of the papers, the feeling is to prose
cute the war.”
On the convocation of an extra session of
Congress, the Opposition introduced a reso
lution declaring a lack of confidence in the
President and his Cabinet in the manage
ment of the war with, Spain, bat the resolu
tion was lost by twenty votes.
Gen. Kilpatrick, U. S. Minister to Chile,
was married on : the 2d of November to the
Senorita Louisa Valderana.
The U. S. revenue cutter Wyand, Captain
Selden, arrived ,at Valparaiso on the 30th
There is no news of interest from Bolivia
and Ecuador.
We have dates from Guatemala and Sal
vador to the 6th, from Nicaragua to the 9th,’
and from Costa Bica to the 12t inst. All the
five BepiLblics are quiet. / No news.
; Qualified Suffrage In the South.
New Orleans, Deo. I.—There is an in
creasing disposition manifested in the South
toadmit qualified suffrage, impartial as to
color. The violent attacks on such papers as
do not direotly oppose It show that it is gain
ing ground as an equivalent, for universal,
amneßty, but the Union papers notedited by
negroes oppose it,
I Correspondence eftheK. Y. Times.]
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~g°ss—Were in fair demand; 3.500 head sold at the
different yards at from |fl@io the 100 ftynet*
-J?l l^?TWe^?. 1 i cbail,?,,d dead arrived and
sold at from o@6tf cents ft gross—as to condition.
Cows—Were dull ana lower; lou heid sold at « J@6s
for Springers, and |so@Bo head for cow and calf
New Chapel in Germantown.—The
Second Baptist Church, of German-
Jo*, 11 ’ w W be i? e<Jicate ' 1 to the worship of Almighty
?f&«~ D *? uee ? ay n esfc.December4th, cervices will be
A** 5 ? at 4 o’clock, and In theeven'ng
SSi? C o ct ; M is expected) bat several of tbePastora
* ® hnrel »es of the city win be preseat, and
Ifiahifl 1 i u ..! he < ,'- I . e , rc^,es ' , The dedication sermon
Bmiofli D Ct ‘ edin 1116 evenln ßbytbeßev.J. Wheaton
'ihe uul diDgia commodious and tisterni.and is In
tended aa »n appeni age to a larger structure hereafter
to be erected, it measures 43 feat in width and 86 feet
m length and is constructed in the Norman style of
nrcbitfctnre. The exterior is fac-d with granite from
the Falls of Schuylkill; St In ornamented with plain but
tresses terminating below the cornices which are com
post dof dressed stone. The roof has. steep pitch and is
covered with slate. The interior consists of an audience
chamber handsomely perced and cushioned, a commit
tee room, on infant school room, and two dressing
rooms lor use on baptismal occasions; alas a comtno
dlons gall try. The main floor will seat five hnndred
persons, and the gallery about one hnndred. The win
dows are all glared with stained glass, and the whole
ofthe Interior wood wort Is grained In Imitation of
i his chapel is erected on a portion of the old revolu
tionary battlegronnd, on the Obew estate, having a
front on Germantown avenneof ill feet,on Upsalstreet
of 3® fee t*r d on Morton street of 113 feet; it Wherefore
an pie for any extension of the church edifice that
may hereafter be required.
New Buildings.—Daring the month of
November. 228 permits for new buildings were issned
by the BalldlDg Inspectors. This is aa increase oi is
over thesamemonth in 1865, and an increase of 141
<?ver h ovimber, 1854.; Thebui.dings to ha erected are
dwtiUngs, 128, asylum 1. breweries 2. billiard room l.
church l. coach* onsea 3, distilleries 8. dye-houses 2, en
gine house 1, factories 9, Ton tdryl hose house 1 ho
ttl* 2. Ice houses 2, offices 7, sch 00l houses i sheds 9
daughter houses 2, stores 6 storehouses A shops 12.
stables 23. Tnere were also Issued 81 permits for addi
tions and alterations.
The total number of permits issued by the Inspec
tors this year, since the first of Jane, was 2.837. Thiff
will show bowrapidly the city U improving.
A;;RorGH Customer.— This morning,
before Alderman Hutchinson Frank Metaker was
charged with assanlt and battery on Officers Neu
mann and Hill, of the Ninth District, who attempted
to ajiest him for drunkenness, at Eighteenth and
Coates streets yesttrdav afternoon. At Broad
Coa ttss tree ts Officer YToodbonse attempted to assist
lhe Other policemen when he was turned noon by
sietskgr and bad nl* finger nearly bi.t*n off The
prisoner v?ib held in fl 2<.0 bail fyr trial.
Too Much Indignation.—John Mauley
went Into the Secord District Station House on Satur
day night to act a friend released. He was told that he
would have to see the Lieutei ant. At this he become
very indignant and threatened to knock down the
turnkey. Then he got locked up. and upon searching
him a loaded revolver wan found. Jahn was com
mitted by Alderman THtermary.
The Old Franklin Almanac, for 1857,
contains a great variety of notab'e events of the past
year, consisting of disasters to ocean steamers and to
steamers in the United States, Bailrorf accidents,a
list of Protestant Episcopal and Methodist Bishops,' a
list of Catholic Bishops, Government, o f the world,
iffG-T: Governors of the States and Territories, 1856-7-
Changes and Reduction, of the National Debt, Stalls’
t'cs of IhoWar cr the E“bellijn;alio,a great variety of
other useful matter, besides calendars, artronomba*
calculations, Ac, A. W.nch, Publisher, 605 Cnestnn
■ Bishops and Divines, including th©
Revs. Potter, Hopkins, Dix, lyng, Smith, Nevton,
Cox, Morgan, Weston, Huntingdon, Muhlenberg and
Vinton; also. Gustave DorA artist; Kate Bateman, ac
tress; King and Queen of Prussia: Thiers, the states-
man; wiih articles on the Characters of Shakspeare.
Education, by John Neal; Society; Suffrage; Walking;
Shaklrg Hands; A Natural Life; Health; Sleep; Death;
In December PhrenoloQical Journal. Pictorial Donole
No. 20 cents; a year, fi. Newsmen have it. Address
Fowler A Wells, No. 389 Broadway, N, Y., or J. L.
Caper. 722 Chestnut street, Philadelphia.
Premium Carolina Rice.
12.4 Chestnut street.
Congress.—The last session ef the Thirty
rlnth Congress met at noon to-day, It will endltsde
literatlons at noon on the lih of next March. An ex
citing time is anticipated, and the Bulletin win
keep its readers poetid, just as it does on the merits of
the excellent and cheap coal sold by W. W.,Alter, No
»s7 North Ninth street tind Sixth and Spring Garden
Dr. Leon’s Electric Hair IJenewes.
—Delightfully perfumed for the toilet Pronounced
by *ll who have used is the very best prfparalion for
the hair. Itisa positive cure Jor baldness immedi
ately arrests fallibg ont of the hair, and restores gray
leci ato their original color and luxui lance. One trial
will satisfy yon.
The President's Message!
Chats for everybody.
603 Bud 605 Chestnut street.
Wheeler & Wilson Lock-stitch Family
Sewing Machines are the Cheapest and the Best. Over
250,0e0cavebean made and sold. The Philadelphia
agents, Messrs. Peterson A Little,7o4 Chestnut street,
are prepared to do all kinds of family sewing with,
neatness and despatch, and they have constantly on
hand a large assortment or Laces a id Embroideries,
and pay particular attention to the m«&lng up of
Bridal Outfits. Their reputation in this respect is un
Meeting of Congress.—The first thine:
the new Congress will probably do, after hearing the
President’s message read will be to adjourn and go
to their respective hotels.and gather la small squads
and compare their new sal’s of clothes together,
wtich most have bought at Charie' Stokes & <Ws
Clothing Bcu*e, under the Continental in this city
and there discuss the merits and price of their bar
gains.' • ••
Mb£. Henry Dickinson, of 473 West
Twenty-first street, New York, in her examination
before the Commissioner or Pateata testified as fol
Q.—From your experienc' with Family Sewing Ma
ch nes and the attention and observation you have
gi**en the suhjbct, which Family Sewing Machine has
j oar i reference, ana givey oar reasons for such pro
xeience? .
A -Grover <fc Bakers ba* the decided preference;
the reasons are. ihat there is no rewinding of cotton
it more smoothly, and has the merit of unrip
pit g when rfctssary.and wiP notrip nnless yon wi&
It to The stitch Uso elastic that you can work on a
bias, and the stitch will neve* rip. but give. The ma
cbme never gets out of order, and, taking it all in all,
ft is the best machine a lady can have. As regards
other mad inea all 1 can say Is. those of my friends
who have not Gtov©* <6 Baker’s are ln ; constant
rouble with their respective mac’ines. I may add,
as the last clause, that any body of any sense will give
he preference to Grover A Baker's Machine.
Dr. Leon’s Infant Kkbiedy.—A mild,
yet sure and speed* cure for colic, cramps and windy
pa'ns Invaluable for teething children Etcallent,
also, for chiluren of arestitsß and fretful habit, and.ln
encases of looseness, griping, vomiting or other in
ward grief, it gives immediate ease. Sold b j all drug
gists.’ :: .
Buy your Black Cake, Pound and
Go tl 9oi^rchj3U§et v
; Ironing Tables, Step-laddiera, Meat
safes, fobs, buckets* plain and Japanned tinware, cut
lery and tea trays, at FAKeON <fc CO'S. Cheap Kitchen
Booms/ 222 Bock street below Walnat,
L Eluptio Sewing Maohine Compant's
nrst preißluai lock stitch sewing machines lncoitpa-
lbr.fhndly use. Highest premium (gold
££?*& Maryland' Institute, New York and
Pennsylvania State Fairs, 1865. No. 923 Chestnut
street. r ,, ■■■ . .-)■ • ...
•C.CJDitebioh & Co., Merchant (Tailors,
25}"? below Chestnut are bow closing ont their
Smwrws'iS«T^ni?^Ss^i CLOTHB AND CABSI
u EKES. WLaDE TO OBDKB In the latest styles.
;, Superior Fkench Confections maids
a N » D e at i ■’hocolata Cara.
Koasted Almonds” Chocolate Creams
r' < L by L “Vanaant, Ninth and ChesuSot
Pe«™ me ?i a , Qr ?P es > Havana Oranges. Onolos
, A Iso jußt received a anperb assortment of
pholce Paris Bon Bon botaea via late steamer. ■ ■
; Sn.VEB -Plated Wabe,—Two hundred
Maonnt or Patent Bpont Ice Pitchers,
Uabmento/° U *° Bnlt ’ “* 018
PKED. LEEBFBETD, 233 Booth Filth street
F. G MBYBB,Bnpt,
; Missus’'Hats,
| ‘ Children’s Eats.
■ : r OAEFORDS’ Continental Hotel,
Cheistmas Presents.
Bride] Presents.
Presents for your wife,
, in the style of? e 3 Danshto
'j Pine Se£ of Purs
■ „ From the Stores of
■ __ underthe Continental Hotel.
li'i I 5? acs,iI * • D *' of the Eye and Ear, treats
appertaining to the above members with
the utmost success, TEstloio&l&ls from the most ia
sonxca In tbe city can be seen at Ms office, BTo*
GhTPineetreefc. The medical fhculty are invited to
IJUle * «»■ H ° **>•
Beading tlie commissions.
ThismomiDg th- Commissions of Hon Joseph am.
sod, as Prealdt-nt Judge, and Hoa wm,B Peltce and
Hon. P. tarroii B-ewster, associate law Judges of.the
commmi Pitas and Qua- ter Sesslors of the First Ta
alcial Diairict- of Pennsylvania, were read In open
«°2?i:« aD . d lhe tof fc tte oa.h of office. Tne
Commissions were first read In the Common Pleas.
Judges a If Ison, Ludlow, Peirce and Brewster appeared
upon theßeich shortly after ten o’dO' k. Tbs re was
® inij attendance of the members of the bar
ana the greatest - solemnity snrmu»d'd *be
ceremony, The Crier first read the Commissions
after which Judge Ludlow administered toe oath
Judge AllisoD, and Judge Allison in turn administered,
it U- Judges Peirce and B-f water. .
a»f iP Allison then addressed the members of thebar
SS lOliOnß*
GtnUemencf the Bar: The oath which has Just been
administered to my two colleagues and to myself, in
your bearing, fulfills the requirements of the law bo>
ffl 6 enle * iDS °P° n tbe discharge of the duties of oar
.The ceremony ended, we begin the work before ns
with cheerfulness and with hope; and I trust with an
honest desire to address ourselves to the discharge of
abUity Alenin duties to the best of our several "
More than this w© cannot promise; more than this.!
am confident, neither you nor the public, whose min- -
isiers we are, will require at our bands.
'Xob, gentlemen, are the best witnesses that these du
ties are neither Ughtnor few, nor easy of performance. -
m acotirt of such extensive and varied jarisdiution.
pot - equated,: .perhaps, *by any other - court >
In toe lard; in which jjot only are
the most difficult questions pertainlug ta
the rights of property constantly fiefbre It, but which
has a. mmnted.to its-exclusive'jurisdiction, the ad
ministration of the criminal law, and a'so thoproieo
tion of life and liberty, fbr more than half a million *
of people.. -- - - “ lu “ :i
1 o stand, therefore, in the place occnpitdbymvcol- -
by myself to-day; to put on, not only the
official robe of office, bet* also to enter upon Its grave "
responsibilities, and to assume its important functions.- •
toil itaeir 8111 act most Impressive,.in ail that pertains
The more familiar one becomes with the duties of a
Judgeor this court, if Its solemnities be rightly viewed "
oy him, the le*a of presumptuous confidence will ho
*W )n bin self, and the more reluctant does he oe-
Come, tru 1 ting in his own strength, to venture upontoe
office which we, the elect of the people, are called,
upon to day to assume. We feel therefore, that it la -
net unbecoming the placepr ihs occalon. here and
now, in your presence to invoke Divine gaidaace &ad
support, <bat we may severally be enab.td to bring 1
wi h ns clean bands end spurs heart, into our oflics,
and that in endeavoring to administer thejustice and.
(he laws of the land, we may have given to us strength
and wisocm, to perform these datiea, with acceptance
before God and mau.
To jou, gentlemen, we also look for that aid which
yen and >ou only can so well render to us. It Is a doit
yem ability BDd iearning that the bench is in a great
degree de endect, for that assistance which will
enableitto resder tafe and enlightened judgments
npon questions which shall be here presented for de
termination. And for my biothers who/have stood,
with myself before yen to-day, I bespeak a fall share
otthat gererena confidence. that kind consideration
and respect that for fifteen years you have so lavishly
bestowed upon my* elf. It affords me unfeigned plea
sure pubVdy to acknowledge this my Indebtedness to
you, and to retnrn yen my (harks for your k ndness.
which ha-not only been constant but In Its measnra
has been full to overflowing.
David Paul Brown Esq , and Benjamin H Brewster,
on behalf of the bar, made addresses, in which tsebar
and the community were congratulated upon the elec
tion of the gentlemen who are to administer the law ;
in these courts.
Subs* quently. the commissions were read in the
Quarter Sessiuna. ■
Quabteb Se'sioks— Judge Peirce.—The December
term conxmenctd this morning John H&zlehursk
Esq , was appointed Foreman of the Grand Jurv.
T he other Courts were engaged with the current ino
New Obi/eass,. Deo. I.— The Galveston
Bulletin of Nov. 29 contains the following:
, “The city was fullof rumors yesterday in
reference to Mexican affairs, no doubt in
duced by the arrival oi Lieutenant Taylor,
with despatches, and the departure of the
steamer Elizabeth Bead,with a return bearer
of despatches.
“JVe are assured, by those who know, that
the matter has no reference to the French,
butarenotinformedasto what it does refer
to. The government is not accustomed to
send off private steamers, as the Read was
despatched, for any but matters of impor
tance. Like all other .Mexican matters,
there is considerable obscurity about the
New Yoke, Oct. Ist, 1866.—We, the offi
cers and Managers of “the Home and
School,” for the Education and Mainte
nance of the Destitute Children of our Sol
diers and Sailors, earnestly solicit the sym
pathy and co-operation in our Fair and
Grand Presentation Festival, of all who de
sire with us to see “the Home and School”
enabled to receive and care for all needy
ones, who Beek its shelter and protection.:
Mrs. Gen. Ulysses S. Ghaut, President.
Mrs. Chas. P. Daly, Acting President.
Mrs. Maj. Gen. J. C. Fremont, Ist Yice
. President. - - -■>
Mrs. Kobbrt Foster, 2d Yice President,
Mrs. John S. Voorheis, Treasurer.
Mrs. David Hoyt, Secretary.
Mrs. Wm. S. Hillyeb, Cor. Secretary.
Mrs. Henry G. Law, Manager.
, Mrs. J. J, Yan Dalsem, Manager.
New York, Oct. Ist, 1866.—The under
signed, desiring to express our sympathy
and unite our efforts with the “ Home and
School” for the Education and Maintenance
of the Destitute Children of our Soldiers and
Sailors, located in the city of New York, do
most cheerfully co-operate with the ladies
composing the officers and Managers of &hat
institution as a Supervisory Committee in
their approaching “Fair and Presentation
Festival.” • .
Major-General Yan Vliet,
“ Francis ij. Barrow,
Brig.-General John Cochrane,
“ - William Hall,
“ Kush O. Hawkins,
: Brevet Brig.-Gen. James F. Hall.
Judge Charles P. Daly;
> Chairman of Committee.
John H. White.
v G. P. B. Hoyt, .
. J. H. PPLESTON, ; .
Despatches were reoelvedatthe-Navy •
Department on Saturday from Captain '
Wm. Reynolds," comofdttdtogniia' H. S. y
steamer Lackawanna,'under date of Oat,
i 16th .from Montevideo, announcing his
val at that placed Ali were well on
the ship, - v . -
From Slexleo.