Daily evening bulletin. (Philadelphia, Pa.) 1856-1870, January 24, 1868, Image 1

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    CONON PEACOCK. Editor.
rtismemtn ItritstlNG
(Sundays exCepted),
607 Cheatuut ktreet, Philadelphia,
nr Tna
The Hyrax . ..rut ie semi to oubscrthere hi the city at 18
cents per week, payeble to tho carriers. or it per annum.
E li ngraved or Written. Newest stiles of Wedding
Stationery. Call and look at
W. G. MERV, Stationer,
jai Ida Arch street,
BMWIIARD—CURTIS.--Jart. 90th. at Christ Church,
St. Louie. Mo., -by the Rev. Dr. Behavior, Mr. George e.
Surehard to Minot:lora Adclt Curtle % all of lit. Loui•, Mo.
OLA XTON—HARRIS.—In Now ork city, on the 21ot
bet., by the Roe, J. W. Claxton, James S. Claxton to
melba Rams,or Philadelphia.
6013 AN.—Suddenly, on the -W in t.. Wis. T. Gegen.
His friends members of the Eastern Star Lodge 188. A.
V. M., and Fraternal Lodge 188, 1.0. of 0. F.. and the
Orden in general, are respectfully invited to attend his
funeral. from Girard College. at 1 P. 61., Sunday, 28th
HAUL- On the 234 tnstant.W. L. Ilaug. Is his tad year.
The relatives and . friends of the family &reinspect
fully invited to attend the funeral. from Ms late resi
dence. at, South Seventh street. on Monday morning. at
10 o'clock. The males will accompany the body to the
grave. •
IiDERDINE.—At Lumberton. Hocks county, Pa.. on
the mondnit or the 23d inst. John H. Renderdine. in the
tOth year of Ma age. •
The relatives mid friends are invited to attend his
funeral, on Pint-day morning, the 'Milt inet., at le o'clock,
and at Solebury Meeting House at 12 o'clock. ••
PETER& 'N.—On board U. 9. Plag•ehip Hartford, off
Nagasaki, Japan. November Het, VW, of rheumatism of
the heart, Horace L. Peterson, AdmiraPe Secretary. 11.8.
East Indhaequad on.
1A111)-JA N CIA Br I, M.—EY RE 41,ANDELL. Fourth
NJ and Arch. are prepared to suit faudilce with,
1101;8E110LE> DRY GOODe,
GOOD FLANNEL 4 AND 311.44,1N8.
ta r Annlveranry of the Merchant.' and will be c,elc
brated at the
iOn WIISDAY EVENING, February 6th at 71 : fi reeloeb.
;ache/Arm will be under the dirmttot of Marl: Hauler.
Addreeet +alit be delivered by
ItL:V A. A. WILLI:T/4,11
J. GILLINGHAM FELL, and other distill.
gobbed speakers.
Cards 01 adulisslon ulaY be had gratuibusly by early
application to
WM G. LUDWIG. No. 36 North Third street.
JA 51E14 U. lIAND, No. 614 3larket street.
.1. H. MoFAIILANE, No. 51 South Fourth street.
- Third and Market PIP, jA2( tf/6.rpl
1115,.3e PAL NATIONAL BANK or 111.1LADGL
m"'''' STIiF LT.
pit ILADELpin 4. Jan. 21. 1 9 49.
At an tlection held rn the 14th day al.:lscetary, the
follolt tuR-noued titockh.aldere w.re elected DirecterA ci
(hit Hank:
A. C. 1101.010
WM. 1114,0UKS
m agi a - I owan_ NATIONAL BANK or 1•111Wkorli.,
&Mill 13 ThEM.T.
Pun, tuna:one, January SI, VELD 3
And at a meet kg of the Itoa. - d of Direetore, held thin
Alto. A. V. ROBERTS. Veq , eras unanlmouely elected
Prey - Went, W. P 11AS1M ; ► eq.,' having reelgned, and J.
lIENRY ABKIN, Esq., Ice Preeldent.
Tat; ATIIENIEUM Pit I IdtioSi o Ptt
•••••,' The 'DIMS! meeting of the Stockholders of Till:
3iohriA t February 3. letiS, at' It o'clock, it.. M., at which
time an election for Directors be held.
l'ltere are several attares ati which the annual dues are
imp .Id. Notice is hereby given that anima arrearases
are Told witblu thirty d‘va such shares will be furfcitcd,
in accordance with the ity•Laws.
AND TRENTON RAILROAD Co lIPA: 4 4Y have this day
•deriared a dividend of Five Per Cent. in cash, upon the
capital stock of the company, clear of taxes, from the
profits of the six months siding December al. 1867, paya
ble on and after February 3, proximo.
Ihe transfer hooks will be closed from this date until
February 4, proximo.
PHILAIIMPIIIA. Jan. Xi, 1868. ja.tito fell
11115 r RAILROAD 413MPANY. The next Annual.
Meeting of Stockholders of this Company will
he held at the Horticultural fall, in tbo
Borough of West Chester. on MONDAY, the 10th
d'y of February, IE6B. at 11 o'clock, A. at., when and
where an election will be held of officers to serve the en.
cuing year. By order of the Board. •
JAW:ASV 20, Da2l tro.w,tte.lo,l beeretarv.
N. J.
CAMDEN. January 1888.
Board of Directors, have this day declared a Cash
Piridene of Four Per Colt., payable to the Stockholders
of this date on and after February 3,18E8.
The stock transfer books of the Company will be dosed
from the date hereof until the fourth
JayßO of
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bol will he hair., their office, 21rwALT61131 ; :eti.?:pliVEY
IS EMMY. Feb. 5: at bl it. R. WEB,
Ja244 tu4t§ Secretary.
ligigr. UNION PRAYER 74EETLNG Tamoattow
ft° , noon.itt 4 Welock, Centrel Preebyterian Church.
(Dr. Reed , e). Eighth and Cherry t hear, Subject
Prayer." Ito
Lombard, street., Dtapetusary Departmoat—Nadi•
cal treatment and medicines furnishedgratuittiusly to the
poor. --
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rirßee !farina Bulletin en Sixth Page
Brig Merritt's, Waterhouse. Portlond Warren b• Gregg.
Selo J S Detwiler. Grace, Richmond. Va. Scott, Walter
& Co.
Correspondence of the Philadelphia Exchange.
LEWEi3, Dirt.., Jan. 21—S PM.
Brig Bride, from Messina for Philadelphia, left the
Bi eakvrater this morainic in tow of two tugs. Ochre 9 e
M Tasker, .7 Burley and Annie Barnes, before reported,
also le.t today for Philadelphia, Eiciar Mary II Stock
ham, from Georgia for New York, sailed to -day. Bark
' Tellus, from London, and brig D B Doane, from Navassa.
remain in the harbor. Bark Chanticleer, for Belfast, to
tow of tug America, is passing to sea.
Steamer St Louie, Sears, cleared at Boston 22d Last. for
New Orleans.
Steamer Cuba, Du.kebart, cleared at Baltimore yester
day for Havana.
Bark Graneu, Bielke, cleared at London 9th Instant
'for this port.
Bark Imperader.Heardfrom PernamtulCO via Ilanapton
'Roads. Bi h LtiaL with sugar, at New York yesterday.
Bark White Wing (Br), Morin, 16 days from Porto Ca
bello, at New York yesterday.
Bark Isabel (Arg), 'llbbitts, from Balsam Ayres Nov 18,
and Montevideo 18th, with hides. at New York yester
dairiut Tomas Terry (Br), Crosby, 70 days from Monte
video, at New York yesterday, with bides.
Bark Probe(ltali, Demartino. 105 days - from Taganrog,
with wool, at New York yesterday.
Boor Amos Edwards, Somers, 18 days from St Marks, at
New York yesterday.
Briars Chas E Jackson, Jeffers. from Boston, and John
•Cadwalader, Steelman. from New Loudon, both for this
port, at Neßarto n ,terday.
- Ochre Gov Brto, Ludlam and Samuel II Sharp, Con.
l at e a rl r bi o rn/ d iri m aten for this port, sailed from Dutch island
- tiolirAmerleau Eagle.Bl4W.ailed front Providence 22d
inst. for this port or New Castle. DeL
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Brig Nitnivaukee, trom Mir queue iqr p ow York,which
put into Bloom with crew elelkremainod 4th inst. to sail
*th for Now York, under charge of Copt Warren (late
that officer). Wm Bobineon, reams% Cited 80th ult. The,
ceoond mate woe rapidly recovering, and another seaman,
nick on shore, had feturned to duty. The expenses of the
brig lit Inagua Will amount to 8400, of which BHA hoe
beetrpaid for Oil ..In, eeamen.
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The determined attempt to injure the character
of the Gettysburg Association, of course, could
not be 'baffled by the sudden uprising of facts;
neither was it to be supposed that the sensation
could' be allowed to die out without some reward
to its originator. Reporters of the press were
appealed to,, and the undersigned was honored
-by a slur, alluding to his presence in Washing
ton, although he had proceeded there to the gen
tleman's private residence on invitation. A spe
cial article on, all the patent swindles of the past
forty years was ingeniously concocted, gently
introducing the "Gettysburg Asylum Fraud," as
a convened culmination to corroborate the gen
tleman's position. To which was also sand
wiched occasionally an allusion to the Honorable
Gentleman's great success in the matter, and in
timations of the great amount of indebtedness
the public would owe the indefatigable investi
gator; which, however, it is not known that the
public have as yet discovered: '
The Honorable Post-Master General was alio
approached to withdraw a recominendathin
which he had given, and having the necessary
misrepresentation fay made, he is believe to
have consented to the Honorable Gentle!,
using his name in a denial which was gene,
sent forth over the telegraphic wires to /
the cause of the maimed and. crippled VI ,118,
and add to the glorious reputation of the manly
Great stress has also been laid upon a mistake
made by the friends and promoters of the enter
prise in at first selecting men who had been for
merly connected with the lottery business (but
against whom really there is no other charge
laid), and who are not believed to be other than
honest men. Yet the prejudice in certain locali
ties against lotte ries made capital for the opponent.
The mistake referred to consisted in supposing
that this enterprise should be conducted as a lot
tery, whereas, experience shortly proved that the
reverse is the fact, the modes of transacting the
two kinds of business being entirely different.
The Management bas been changed over three
The statement made in the House as to the dis
position of the profits is entirely unwarranted by
the facts and even by the evidence that the gentle
man bad when he madelt.
Tint Erman NET caocnnos are to be devoted to
the purposes named in the Act of Incorporation,
and, if the work can be carried on without the
grossly uojust attacks of the Honorable Gentle
men, a soldiers' Home will be established, to
which the thousands of needy Veterans can go
for-shelter and to spend the balance of their Acts,
renduid coparatively einiafOrtablii by the gr.ti-
tudo of their Countrymen.
Your petitioner would humbly pray that the
threatened repeal of the exemption from tax be
not made at the mere caprice and through the .
-persecution of the object by the .gentleman upon
solely Gri - tree testimony and without 'inves
tigation ; that so great an injustice shall not be
allowed to defeat this worthy object. A loss of
over anoo,ooo would accrue to 'the promoters of
the scheme, a great and just charity would , be de
layed, and the crippled Veterans would see !the
ingratitude of the Republic manifested in the
futile effort to make political capital.
BENJ. W. Hrrcifoomi.:
Their Purpose Purely Patriotic.
Past Proceedings. Repudiated.
Judgment Confessed in the Supreme; Giour
As It maybe interesting to hear the other side
of this interesting scheme, we give below the pa
, ,
titian to Congress, presented by its manager, In
reply to General Van Wyck
To the Flonorable Mr. Beeaker and MentherA of
the Home of Represontattrea Your petitioner
would respectfully represent that he is the Gene' ,
ral Manager Of the project known as the "Get
tysburg Asylum Scheme," which is being lawfully
coriducted under a tapecial Charter from the State
of Pennsylvania passed March 6, 1867.
That the President of said Incorporation is
General James A. Beaver, of Bellefonte, Pa., (a
crippled hero of the late 'War.) That the Trea
surer ill General Horatio G. Bickel, of Philadel
phia, (also an officer in the Late war.) That the
Secretary is Geo. B. Bergen, of Philadelphia,
(late Lieutenant, U. S. A.,) and
That the object of the Association is to pro
aide a National Home for the Dislbled Soldiers
of the War; and that the object will be faithfully
carried out In a just and proper manner, and ac
cording to the intention of the Act of Incorpora
That the said Association has been attacked
upon miataken and unjust grounds by the Hon
orable Gentleman renresenting the Xlth District
of- the State of New York.
That said member caused a resolution to be
adopted by the House inquiring why this Corpo
ration bad been exempted from Special Tax by
the Commissioner of Internal Revenue, taking
occasion at the same time to denounce the scheme
in terms of malevolence and injustive which his
eub.gegurnt Investigations have, it is believed, failed
to substantiate. iVhether it is proper to assail
private character and to defame personal pro
perty upon hearsay, and then to inreatigilte(?)
for information and jtmtification, if pussible, is re
spectfully submitted.
It will be remembered that the Honorable Com
missioner of Internal Revenue reported in ans
wer to the said resolution: That the (former)
Secretary of the Corporators, Colonel John D.
Hoffman, had certified under oath that the ,'afire
net proceeds were to be devoted to the purpose
indicated by the Act of Incorporation, nod that
as there is a law permitting such exemption
from taxation, It was accordingly granted.
The Commis4orees Report was re
ferred to the Retrenchment Committee. and
without the knowledge of several members of the
committee, and it Ss believed entirely without
the assistance or advice of the other members.
the Honorable Chairman pursued his investiga
tion (?) in the city of New York. The office of
the Gettysburg Asylutn' hr New York was net
_,neither was, the office hi Philadelphia.
More attention was paid to the obtatning of sen
sation articles In a newspaper than the obtaining
of information from the office of the enterprise.
The Management finding that animosity existed
against the party who owned the Farm, which
had been.advertised In the List of Awards, and
which was the first cause of attack -from tbe
Honorable Gentleman. and not desiring to see ;a
warfare waged at the 'expense of the enterprise,
at once decided that inasmuch as the Farm had
been an objection to one who might otherwise be
a friend, and as a question had arisen as to its true
value, that $60,000 in cash. should 'be substituted
in place of the Farm, although its present owner
has testified under oath that he had refused
$45,000 for it. However lame the Honorable
Gentleman may assume the Association to have
been in regard to the Farm, it is very certain that
the Association had agreed to purchase it in good
faith, and if it had been deceived as to value (of
which It has no proof), even then your petitioner
knows no law which makes the innocent victim
the guilty party.
In regard to the Diamonds which had been so
vehemently denounced as "worthless stones" by
the Honorable Gentleman. it is believed that the
attack upon them has resulted very much to the
discomfiture of the assailant.
Proof can be toned in the Report which the
gentleman will submit to your honorable body,
(if be submits all that he has received) showing
that the diamonds are pure gems, and cost their
present owner (a gentleman of well-known cha
racter) over $200,000, as a lot, while if they were
retailed as jewelers generally charge, $300,000
would probably not be, too high a value to set
upon them.
The following are the minutes of a meeting
held a few days ago, which tell their own story.
They are a lull confession of the correctness of
the criticisms of the Evienmo Britr.crm and other
journals, and of the proceedings of the Attorney-
General of Pennsylvania.
GIRARD HOUSE, Philadelphia, January 10, 1868.
—ln pursiance of notice a meeting of the Corpo
rotors of the Gettysburg Asylum for Invalid
Soldiers was this day convened.
The following-named gentlemen were present:
General JAMES A. Bzetvzil,
General H. G. SICKEL,
General GEORGE B. Buena is
General James A. Beaver was called to the
chair, and Lieutenant George B. Bergen was ap
pointed secretary, pro. tens, .
The following resolution was then offered by
General James A. Beaver, and unanimously
Whereas, The Attorney-General of the State of
Pennsylvania has filed suggestions for a writ of
guo warranto In the Supreme. Cciurt of Penner-
Nan's, alleging, among other things, the illegality
of the original organization of the' Corporation
known as the Gettysburg Asylum for Invalid Sol
diers, also whereas, it is desirable that litigation
should be avoided, and valuable time saved;
Resolved, That the action of the persons acting
as corporatora at the first meeting at which,
other persons were elected corpomtore and a
Board of Supervisors appointed, be ignored, and
the original Corporation now present (3)
'Three in number being a majority of the corpo
rator& named in the Act of Assembly framed the
sixth day of March, 1867, the following named
gentlemen were duly elected permanent officers
of the Corporation:
President, JAMES A. BEAVER.
• Treasurer, H. G. BICKEL.
Set relary, GEORGE B. BERGEN.
The following resolutions were unanimously
R•80/r#al, That the Attorneys General of the
Corporation, to-wit
CirAnt.r.s H. T. COLLIS,
be authorized and empowered to confess judg
ment in the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, on
the First, Third and Fifth Counts contained in the
ruggestions of the "Attorney General," for the
writ of quo wurrahlo.
Rer. odred, That the Pre.sident of the Corporation
Le authorized and empowered to enter in the
agreement with B. W. Hitchcock, of the city of
Ntrwr York, as the General Agent or Manager of
s.,id corporation, the said agreement to be under
iht Seal of the Corporation.
/I , Jotreci, Tbat the ENTIRE NET PROCEEDS of the
r,perations conducted by the General Agent or
Manager, be paid into the Treasury of the Cor
liesolred, That, hereafter the meetings of the
Corporators of the "Gettysburg Asylum." be
held :at the Girard House or Continental Hotel,
Philadelphia, at the discretion of the President,
unless otherwise directed by a majority of the
Reeofred, That a copy of the minutes of this
meeting be furnished to the Attorney-General of
the State of Pennsylvania by the Secretary. Ad
GEO. B. BEEOMC, Secretary
L. s.j Seal of the Association.
Ile Confesses His Guilt.
(From the Pittsburgh Commercial, 93d.1
The trial of Joseph Eisele Alias Joseph Schafer,
charged with the murder of Lilienthal and
'rancor, and with.attempting to kilt John White,
was had before a special term of the Circuit
Court of Wood county, at Parkerburg, West
Virginia, cn Monday. The Grand Jury in the
morning found true bills on all the charges. The
Court met again at 2 o'cliOck, amid the greatest
ezeitement. Crowds of
. people thronged the
Court-yard, and as the prisoner was conducted
to Court some cried hang him! hang him! Not
withstanding the Court had assigned able comi
sel for his defence, Eisele persisted in pleading
guilty, and the Court was reluctantly compelled
to accept the plea. Eisele made the following
confession, which was read by an interpreter:
I wish this may be read to the people at my
nest trial.
I, the undersigned, confess from my own free
will that I am the murderer of Aloys
Joseph Lilienthal and Rudolph 'relator, and that
I intended also to kill the fourth man, if
Almighty God had not prevented it, for which I
• thank Rim on my knees day and night. I want
no witnesses and no defence, and cannot really
give any reason for my misdeeds, except that the
evil spirit led me into temptation, and I couldnot
resist it. I am willing to sacrifice my blood and
life for all my crimes, and hope that Almighty
God will forgive me, and after death receive me
into 818. kingdom. I therefore beg the people
prestnt their forgiveness. I have no enmity
towards any one in the world, and acknowledge
that I have deserved all that may befall me, and
am ready , to bear it all with patience. I especially
beg my German countrymen for their forgiveness
for the great disgrace I have brought upon them,
and hope every one will forgive me. I also beg
the American people not to think 11l of the Ger
mans, who are not to be held responsible because
one of their countrymen Is a wicked man.
I beg also that no disgrace may attach to my
wife, who is free from blame, as I always arranged
matters so that she would not have any suspicion.
I also pray that those to whom I owe may not
think that they will be defrauded. lam anxious
to give each man his own as near as possible. • I
have made my last will and testament, which will
be opened after my death, and hope I shall be
able to realize enough to refund his own to every
man. I have also written down my life, which
is an example to every one who may read it, and
all can see what follows when a man omits prayer
and disregards religion
Another Outrage.
(Cleveland Leader, Jan. 911
Wo are again called upon to record a villainous
outrage, which was committed last evening, in
the very centre of the city. A man named Frank
Thorpe, who lives upon the south bank of the
canal, had been absent a short time, and was re
turning home about half-past nine o'clock. Near
the office of the Protective Fuel Company,
two ruffians sprang out from a place of conceal
ment. One of them seized his arm and present
ing a revolver at his head demanded hie money,
In true highwayman style. Thorpe being a man
of good pluck, did not seem disposed to comply
with the demand, but with his disengaged hand
seized the 'evolver and succeeded in wresting it
from the grasp of the assassin. The pistol was
discharged in the struggle, but without doing,
any injury.
Thorpe shouted lustily, for help and endeavored
to escape, but the robbers renewed the attack
and said they would have his money or his life.
Ono of them struck him a crashing blow with a
club which felled him. to the ground, and the
other, aft ho loy prostrate,_ wAth-the MOM Ilendiat
cruelty, inflicted four or five severe cuts, with a
bowleknife, upon his head and face. Officers
Bodine and Cowan hoard his cries and quickly
ran to his relief. Their approach frightened away
the desperadoes before they had finished their
diabolical work. They only succeeded- in getting
five dollars, although Thorpe bad quite a gum of
money upon his person. The wounded man was
conveyed to his residence, the blood flowing
freely from his wounds. A surgeon was sent for,
and upon examination his. injuries .were found
not to be of a dangerous character, the instru
ment not hiving penetrated the skull.
Information was at once conveyed to the Sta
tion house, and sergeant Goodrich, who was on
This wretch yesterday afternoon made the fol
lowing statement to officers Harrison and Baker
at the jail in Portsmouth:—Mr. Harrison, I knew
God was not going to let me go on with it ; God
saw me do It and it is on the judgment book, and
I might as well tell it, for it will be known; I did
not want to hurt - Miss Fannie; I prayed to God
to-day that she might get well; I - don't know
what it was that made me do It; it was fixed so
that I should do it and get the white
folks down on me and then she could
"not get any work. I carried the clothes
over to her on Saturday, and while up stairs Miss
Fannie said she wanted me to carry some things
to her mother, Mrs. Hewitt; I went up stairs mid
got the bottles and cleaned them; we then went
down stairs, and after a while Miss Fannie went
up stairs again; I took the axe and Mowed her,
and hid it in my clothes; she had a lamp and
pitcher in her hand; when she got in her room
she laid them down; Swath Thoroughcood
came tip a little while after and went into
the room where the men sleep; before
Sarah and If went up Miss Fannie had been
up stairs long enough to make up her bed; I went
into the room and said, "Miss Faunie,mother told
me to ask you to give her some socks for the chil
dren; a pair that Willie or Tommy had worn out;"
the went to the bureau and got them oat and gave
them to me; she then went to the basket, and
while stooping, over the clothes I struck her with
the eye of the axe; she fell between the chair and
the bed, and raised her head and said, "Sarah,
don't kill me;" I struck her again, and she raised
up and, tried to 'fend herself by putting her
hands over her head; she caught hold of the han
dle of the axe, and I snatched it away and hit her
over the hands with the helve and struck her
again; she fell down, and I said, "Miss Fannie,
please, ma'am, come here and lay on the bed;"
she did not say anything, and I picked her up
and pat her on the bed; - Sarah then came in; we
got some money out of the wardrobe and went
down stairs; when we came back the door was
locked; we broke it open and I went In and found
Miss Fannie lying on the bed with a pistol in
her hand; she said, "Mlnd, Sarah, it has got a
ball in it;" I went up - to her and took it ont of
her hand, carried it into another room, and hid
it; came back and struck Miss Fannie with the
axe; she rolled off the bed and we wrapped her
up in blankets; I hit her with the handle of the
axe when she fell off the bed, because 'something
told me not to do any other way; we took all the
money out of the wardrobe, some of
which Sarah said was secesh, and threw it.
-on the top; we took it down stairs. In the
kitchen and divided it; you have got what I had;
I don'tknow anything about the other; I washed
the-axe with some warm water which was on the
stove and with a towel; there was no hatchet
used, it:was an axe; I then carried the milk and
things home; that was all. Ilnevethere was a lot
of money in the wardrobe because she had paid
me out of it; ma and pa don't know nothing
about it; nobody brit Sarah and myself knows
about it ; Sarah was in the men's room
when I struck her first; Miss Fannie
was a good woman, and I don't know
why I done it; some one has been conjuring me;
I threw up a black snake some time ago and have
felt bad ever since. Somebody fixed it so as to
make the white people down on ma and pa as
they could not get any work. I feel that God
has pardoned me for what I have done; I know I
have been converted; did not want to kill Miss
Fannie, but did it because I wanted money; I was
going to get married and Miss Fannie had pro
mised me eon:Nothing.
To the Editor of the Evening Bulletim:—l
was attracted to an article In your issue of the
18th, commenting on the unhappy condition of
the New York World, "because Congress will not
admit to a representation the people of the rebel
States," and showing that treason is odious and
must be punkt:led. = -
Your remarks are full of truth, and I only wish
you would more frequently allude to this glaring
effrontery of lauding rebel leaders, as though the
terrible four years of war, and the, depression
now following, had only been a dream.. New
York papers are not the only ones guilty in this
respect. One of your morning contemporaries,
of the 17th, in an editorial, "Alexander H.
Stephens on Reconstruction," makes a pitiable
apologetic laudation of his physical weakness and
moral greatness. From reading, the article one
might suppose Alexander' Stephens had been
neutral during all this time, and was now being
brought forward to be one of the leading stare to
guide us out of the dilemma which the South, in
its innocence, thinks we are in, relative to their
I quote an extract: "For clear, calm Judgment
on the facts within his range of vision; for an
honest and impartial expression of what he be
lieves to be the best for the whole country, per
haps no man Is now to be trusted more than
Alexander H. Stephens."
It is well to be reminded of these important
qui' Iles at this period. They are the same that
-aid of hlm before the rebellion, and if I did
aar to occupy too much of your valuable
I would like to repeat the whole opening
of the article, to show how much Alexander H.
Stephens Is now, more or less, to be trusted than
then. Did he prove to have a "clear, calm judg
ment of facts within the range'of his vision rela
tive to the whole country," and were his "impar
hal expressions" to be relied on when he proved
himself warning to the very beat needs of his
country irisiding with rebellion, working four
years against the Federal Government? I. was
shocked to read in a paper I had looked on as a
standard such an article on a man whose past
acts are so well known, who, with all his sad ex
perience, tells us that the only settlement of, the
question is a collision of the races, and an
plains of "white men from the North who do
much to foster and augment difficulties rather
than allay them."
What is Alexander H. Stephens, of Georgia,
doing North with such expressions, and what
_does. a __Philltdelpitia-leper -mean _ by' publishing
- suCb? -- Dires it think to , allarthe - diftleuity; in'
oilerleg this saintly sacrifice to the publie,-who
would be better at borne using that "clear, calm
Judgment" to allay the difficulties he "fears the
white men of the North are augmenting?" The
same amount of enerev need in trying to establish
Confederacy in 1861, applied now to restoring
equanimity among his own people, would be
much hotter than this whining ereoPhAnc.V%
These are grave questions and req,uire grave
answers. A. W. L
PnuAnnunizA, January 22.
—Dumas pere will, write a bLstoricol novel on
Mr. Lincoln.
duty, took all possible means for the arrest Of the
perpetrators of the dead, but. up , to one o'clock
this morning, without.success. This assault,
committed in such a locality, seems even more
,daring than the Brooklyn robberies of a week
Remarkable Conies,lon of the Frt.
We recently gave some of the particulars of a
horrible attfmpt in the suburbs of Norfolk to
murder a lady (Mrs. Winninger) by her negro
washerwoman, Sarah Capps, alias Jefferson, who
bad been for several years the recipient of kind
nesses and charities at the hand of the per
son she so brutally attempted to murder.
Mrs. Winninger, when found, was lying
on the floor, with bead and face ter
ribly gashed by an axe and her skull frac
tured in two places. A large amount of money,
0,300, PM missing, and a very valuable gold
watch. All the money was recovered, and there
are now strong hopes that Mrs. Winninger will
get well. It will be seen from - the annexed con
fession which we copy from the Norfolk Virgin
inn of the 18th,that the she devil charges another
of her race, Sarah Thoroughgood, who was Mrs.
Winninger's cook, with taking part in her hellish
A. H. Stephens.
Nnw YORK, Jan. 24.—At the meeting of the
Polytechnic branch of the AmePican Institute
last evening, the mystery of theatrical ghosts,
floating Ju-ads, and other seeminselPouPerna
tural phenomena was explained. The guest is
only a reflection made on a partition of plate
glass. The real ghost or image is ben,eath the
stage floor, and a partially closed aperture id made
In the floor between the ghost and the Oleg, and
while the man sees the glass, the spectators see
only the reflection from the glass. In producing
the floating head a large mirror is placed at a
certain angle on the stage. This glass has a hole
in it through, which a human head projects. The
ruffle with which the neck is dressed covers the
bole close around the chin. The false ceiling
overhead is papered to snatch the side walls,
therefore it Is evident that to the speetatons the
reflection of the wall above appears as though it
was the back ceiling. In the distance. Thus the
glass is not seen, and the human head appears to
float in air.
At about 8 o'clock last evening the walls of No.
4 Tompkins street which were considerably
damaged by fire in September last, fell, carrying
with them the adjoining house.
Shortly after eight o'clock last night Officer
Howell, of the Third precinct, discovered fire on
the third..floor of the five-story building, No. 83
Reade street, occupied by Waterhouse, Howe &
Co., dealers in men's furnishinggoods. The
alarm was given promptly by the police, but ow
mg to the telegraph being out of order some ten
minutes' delay occurred. The firemen when noti
fied were quickly on the premises, and confined
the fire to the third and fourth floors. The firm
of Waterhouse, Howe & Co. occupy the third,
fourth and fifth stories Their loss may be es
timated at about 515,600, said to be folly covered
by insurance. The second floor is occupied by
H. &H. I Brunner, importers of dry goods.
Their stock is damaged by smoke and water to
the amount of about $6,000; insured. The first
floor is occupied by A. S. Herman, importer and
jobber in cloths, vestlngs, &c. Stock damaged
by water about $5,000. Fully covered by in
surance. The building is damaged about $2,500;
insured. .
TILE DICKENS RRADINGS.—II, is a great pity
that some truer name for Mr. Dickens's enter
tainments could not be invented. They aro in
no proper sense "readings," and the use of the
term lends many critics into very unmeaning
criticisms, in which the quality bt voice and
method of elocution are discussed, as if these
were the essential features of the performance,
whereas they have comparatively little to do with
it. Mr.. Dickens possesses a high degree of dra
matic talent, which would be more fully appre
ciated if we could see him in some of those
"private theatricals" which ho has made so
famous in England, and it is this talent, used In
interpreting the creations of his own genius, that
makes these "readings" so attractive.
Concert Hall was crowded with another bril
liant audience last night, and Mr. Dickens, more
punctual than some of his audience, gave Nicho
las Nickleby at Dothcboys Hall, and Boots at the
Holly Tree Inn. Squeers, the wretched old
brute, was given with lin effect that bronght
down a tremendous round of applause at the
thrashing he receives from Nicholas. Brake was
admirably done, and his appeal to Nicholas was
one of Mr. Dickena's most_ successful expressions
of pathos. Fanny Squeers was very funny, and
John Browdie's broad Yorkshire dialect con
vulsed the audience. The "face" which Fanny
Bqueera makes at 'Tilde Price was one which
none but a woman 'would have been thought able
to conceive or execute.
"Boots at the Holly-Tree Inn" was amu
singly told. Mr. Dickens is evidently very fond
of his child-characters, and he makes'much out of
Master Harry Warners and Mrs.ilarty Warners,
Jr., "as was never to be." There is a grim seri
ousness in the comical way in which Mr. Dickens
gives the closing suggestion that "It would be a
jolly good thing for a great many couples, on
their way to bo married, if they could only be
stopped in time and brought back separate."
To-night the programme is "Little Dombey"
and the "Trial from Pickwick," and we trust
that the people who kept the whole audience
and the punctual Mr. Dickens waiting last, even
ing, by their tardiness, will either be absent or
present in time.
Tttx THEATRES.-At the Walnut this evening
Mrs. Barney Williams will have a benefit in three'
favorite pieces, All Hallow Eve, In and Out of
Place, and Barney, the Baron. At the Chestnut
Mr. John E. Owens will have a benefit. He will
appear for the first time as "Major Wellington
De Boots," in the farce of Everybody's Frzend,
after which will be given Solon Shingle, with Mr.
Owens in his inimitable personation of "Solon."
Lady Don has a farewell benefit at the Arch this
evening in a most attractive bill. The comedy
Single Life; the drama 7'he Marricd Rake, and a
series of Tableaux Vivants with ballads by Lady
Don, will comprise the entertainment. This will
probably be the last appearance of this favorite
actress In this city for many years, for' it is her
intention to return to England in the Spring.
Those, therefore, who desire to see her, and to
pay a tribute to,her ..talent and worth, should at
tand at the Arch to-night. The American an
nounces an Attractive entertainment far this even
- GERMANIA ORC'FIRSTRA will give - their
usual public rehearsal at the Musical Fund Hall
to-morrow, at 33 P. M., with the following pro
gramme :
1. Concert Overture Romberg.
2. Song—' Oh, stay this longing," Corn°
Solo, performed by H. Kueston
teacher Melkert.
3. Walfz—"Thoughts on the Alps" Strauss.
4. Larghetto from Second Slamle...Beethoven.
5. Overture—"Tannhauser" 'Wagner.
6. Duet from "Elixir of Love" Donizotti.
7. Grand Selection from "L'AfricaLne,"..
Mr. C. H. Jarvis announces the second of his
Classical &Arles for Saturday evening next, the
26th inst. The programme is exceedingly attrac
tive, containing a Sonata (op. 109) Beethoven, a
Rondo for piano and violin, by Schubert; three
or four beautiful morceaua for piano, from the
works of Schumann and Chopin, and finally the
delightful quartett in E flat by Mozart, for piano,
violin, viola and cello. Our musical public will
do well to patronize this choice entertainment of
classical music, as we can insure them a fine per
formance of the above works. Tho price for
single tickets aro one dollar.
THE FRENCH Organ. The French Comic
Opera Company, of New York, will appear In
this city at the Academy of Music, February
llthi in Offenbach's opera Le Grande Duchene
de Gerolatein. Copies of the libretto can be pro
cured at the Academy.
burlesque entitled The Black Book will be given
to-night at this opera house. ' It is a humorous
adaptation of The Black Crook, and is said to be
intensely amusing. It has had a prolonged run
in Boston and New York, and has been warmly
eulogized by the press of both cities. It is placed
upon the stage here in first-rate style,and the cast
Includes the most accomplished performers in
the troupe. There will be singing, dancing and
Ethiopian eccentricities and comicalities.
flinnon-Bruz.—The Signor - kw taken Commie
sioner's Hall, West Philadelphia, *'or tbhi week
only. Those who desire to visit this great magi
cian before his permanent retirement must do 60
at once. •
Ft' alma Illernewr OPERA Sousa.--An entirely
new burlesque entitled The dirrivalqf Dickens,
will be given this' evening. It la filled with
laughable situations, local hlts, humorous dia
logue, and the characters are personated by the
most popular members of the .ontupany„ Low
Stamens will represent Charles Dickens. Mr. J.
L. Carneross will sing several favorite ballads,
and there will be singing, dantirq, and the usual
E L. FETITERSTON.. -Publisher.
—Garibaldi adthires Whittler.
I —Henry Ward Beecher expects to derGre' fire
or six years to his "Life of Christ.rr
—A new eclectic paper; called fie /Wavle; II
proposed in New York. •
—A spirit-stirring Strain—the bar-tetureeo
song. —Lazcell eont ier.
—Every year is leap year with prOfessionar
—lt costs .C*,ooo to transfer Marin:Manes
body to Trieste.
—Dickens wiD be the gueal of Butner' 1w
—Brigham Yousg'artew schoorofithe Prophets •
is to introduce phonetic spelling.
—The husband of Mre-Muldbachltaswritterfqx ,
historical note], "Count Mirabeau.'
—Mrs. Lander is pktying to immense audienow
in St. Louis.
—To become a member of the Pariwßourse,
man must be twenty-Ave years old and giro'
50,000 francs bonds.
—Garibaldi sent to a Mantuan Liberal banquet
_be touching and original; sentiment; PBY porde--
'l, evince victory is achieved: 9.
--Massachusetts educiiteahrer children'at a cost
of nine dollars per annum ibr every ebilivithin
her limits.
—Rumor says Emily Melelife, the actress, and ,
Lawrence Barrett, the young tragedian, are about
to embark together on the connubial sea.
--A Georgia magistrate examines the teeth-of
candidates for matrimony, to ascertain whether
they are of age.
—Four Vermont schoolboys• thrashed their
teacher and were fined for it. They found. that
rule didn't work both ways.
--Belle Boyd, it is said is going..into the Men-•
ken style of drama. Perhaps that is the reason
she has begun to leave her husbands. -
—There is a movement looking toward the
admission of both sexes to- the lowa Agricultu
ral College.,
—Edward Duyekinek is the author of the
article on Fitz Greene Halleck in the current
number of Putnam.
—A. progressive person nominates. President
Woolsey, of Yale, for next President, and-John
Minor Botts for Vice President.
—Three infant lions have just seen the light in
a Baltimore circus. They couldn't well• see the
darkness, you know.
—"The Octoroon" is to be revived in London,
to give Mr. J. S. Clarke an opportunity to appear
as "Salem Scudder."
—The Queen's new book is to be illustrated
With engravings or Scottish scenery and land
scape from drawings by herself.
—Persons in London drive a good business-by
adopting Infants for a consideration, making
way with the former and pocketing the latter.. •
—Marian Evans (George Elliot) is engaged
upon another story, said to be something. like
"Felix Halt" in its nature and characters.
—By a new law, all English merchant ships are
obliged to carry line juice and serve it to their
crews every. day.
—A Connecticut infant was so unfortunate as.
to be born with three noses. Nose-uch baby was
ever seen in that State before.
--"The Double-Bedded Room" is on the bills at
the Salt Lake City theatre. Any local hit in—
tended ?—'Ex.
—The Catholic bishop of Three Rivers, in Can
ada, is trying to recruit men for the Papal &n
-aves The term of service Is two years.
—Mrs. Theodore Tilton writes to the Retmlution
approvingly, and says that she desires equal
rights for her four children, two of whom are
boys and the other two girls.
—John C. Breckinridge, It is said, has been in
duced to make personal application for pardon,
and will probably be home in the s,pring.• Don't
hurry, John. We are not anxious to see you
—lt is estimated that three million copies of
the works of the late William B. Bradbury have
been sold in this country. They were also trans
lated in Turkish and Syriac.
—The Saturday Review says: "There are,it inns
be owned, but few things on earth of less intend
at first sight than a girl in her teens." But, aet
don't think so.
—The Finnish famine is so great that many
Finlanders have applied to the Emperor Alexan
der for permission to emigrate, so that the famine
shan't finish them.
—The last new, feat of a circus acrobat con
sists in turning a double somerset over sixteen
muskets with fixed bayonets, the guns being
Bred at the moment of the leap.
—General Lee says to the effect that Hancock i&
the first man of sense who has had anything to
do with the Reconstruction laws. But then Lee
you know is prejudiced.
—The London police are being instructed how
o use revolvers. A shootinggallery adjoining
the South Kensington Museum has been given to
—The Paris Monde, a clerical organ, save: "It
is outrageous that the worus of Charles Dickens
and Thackeray are to be found in the libraries of
the townships."
—Miss Penniman, an American belle in Paris.
is to be married to M. Romera, Secreksay of - the-
Spanish Ambassador. She will bring a pretty
Penni to the man.
—A midnight elopement in New York was
frustrated bye cat, who frightened the young
lady into a fainting fit as she was going
down stairs to' meet the expected lover at' the
—A Southwestern editor apologizes for the lack
of news In his Monday edition by the statement:
"In consequence of having gone courting rater
day,We beg our readers to excuse brevity this
—lt is calculated there are twenty-five fleas to
every square inch of the territory on 'which
Rome, ancient and modern, is built. Visitors
flee away from Rome on account of them, as
soon as possible.
—American wines have become very poptdar
in Berlin. The wino-cards of all the leading res
taurants contain, "Ohio, fifteen allbergroschen a
bottle, Catawba, twenty allbergroschen, and Isa
bella, one thaler."
—A Brooklyn man has accomplished a feat in
the way of bigamy. He courted for two yearn
and finally married a young woman residing
within a stone's throw of the house whore he
lived with his wife and family and sustained the
two establishments for some firma.
—The Grand Duke Nicholas, the heir to the Im
perial crown of RUbSia, ill very unpopular, and
it is thought, if he should become Empenai) that
ho will be removed, very much as Paul was.
Odious autocrats in Russia are subjected to very
sudden, mysterious and fatal diseases.
—A Scotch litterateur is about to write what;
he calls a true history of William Wallace and.
Robert Bruce, separating fact from fiction, and
dragging those personages out of the Ideal re
in which their memories have been so long
permitted to dwell.
—The King of Bavaria, since be jilted • his "
cousin m
or was jilted by het, has taktio pleasure
- in paying handsome aunts of "money ttr
conplea on their wedding day. Every bride and
bridegroom who have made application to m a
for that purpose, have received Ore hundred
florins. This royal bounty' has thus tar beed be
stowed upon thirty- eight couples.
—Victor Hugo complains, in a totter to George
Sand, that he receives, by every day's Malt a
large lot of chide poetry, aceouipanked by re
quests from the authors to review add criticize
their effortsoind tell themwkether they hive any
prospect of achieving fame and distinction ha
that wae. Two secretaetes, he says, would ba
unable merely to ackuPAviedge the receipt of
those irksOute eplati9r4.