Daily evening bulletin. (Philadelphia, Pa.) 1856-1870, February 06, 1868, Image 1

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The Bulletin Lb served to rafcecrtbere In the: city *t 18
cot** tt*r irwk, p»iv»bto to the per_annum,
1»T «i ■-. ' -f - •■' -■ :'■ , 783 Ariehitreet
DEEP. ■«:.
BKNTHAI/lk—On tMfith i»UElizabeth, tcllet of tbs
late John 5. Bentlijll, In the 7Myoar of her, age. .
The relatlvea ud frtcmda of the family arercaportfully
Invited to etatai thefonCTal, from her tato rn
N<>. 1704 Hummer ttreet, on Saturday afternoon, Bth Inst.,
or JohnM. Harlan, ««ed 24 yean. _
K EIJLSy-~On the 4th tiut, Catharine Perdriau*, wife
of JohaigUy, in the itjrtVear of her age. • , ;.y -i
Th«reuSma»4frießAt ofdw family are reijeetfuUy
ri-uuMtesw' attend tbef lateral, from her lata realaence.
No. 141 S Lombard street, on Friday, the 7th Inat., atBJ4
o’clock. Funeral aervico at SL Fatriclc’a.Church. •
FHH.LIPB,—On the 4Bt tortant, JtaeWl, wlft «f Mr.
AmoaFMlHt*. , i. , .
Her relative* and friends are reepectfnlly Invited to
attend lier r fnnerat. from her hnaband’a rcaidence, 51U
Martha U atreet, oa Friday, 7th inat, at 10 o’clock. To
Mary Minerva Mo’gan,
The fricnJu'and reUtlrea are.lnvited to, attend the
funeral, front her late rwldSiM. No. 400 CrnjTn atreet.on
Saturday aftdrnoon, Bth Inal, at 2 o’clirek.
WHITE.-Cto the evening of the M tortant. of albuml
nurta, Kate It, eldtet daughter of Dr, J. Dellavcn. and
attend the ftmernTon Friday. Feb. 7th. at 10 o’clock. A.
M.. from tho rrSdenee of her- parents, Hta Walnut
street, without further notice. To proceed to Monument
the 4th inii., Sarah T. Zell, to the 53d year
"VtnT relative*, and friend* ef tho family aro lnvitcd
to attend her funeral, from tho residence of Edmund
- t3
■ . ’Fourth and Arch street*.
' r- ofthe;
Twentyr second andShippen Sti.,
,J ,wiLLTAKK>t*C«
Oil Thursday Evening, Feb. 13th,
MaJorGeneral O. O. HOWARD,
Rev. E. *. BEADLE, D. D
Rev. J. M. CROWKLE, D. D ,
Rev. CEO. J. MINGINS, of New York,
Vrn tarttafiiateomtMioeeailoii, .->■ _•
Ticket* can be bad gratuitously, by adults tn v, on ap
yllraUontoUtef^tmte*Committee; j
CIIAB. E. OOKNRIHJ*, W 1 Cherry atreet.
0 H AS, E. MOBKH NS Watont atreet *
J. u.COYLE,gtoMarketattest.
GEO. Hi BROWN,4#Booth Fourth street.
Or at J. E. {rOUED'BMttaUrßtore.sraCbeatoutetreet.
aware, feitttpi
*r mmkm
A a Office for the ealo of RESERVED SEATS hss been
opened at. . V „•
go, 109 Soolli Thlrd Kreet, nwr Ch«*t»nt,
tottUrp • * ■ -
«®“ T »o Y ?^S® BTIA -^ SBOCIA
with nomerous and
br Feh iV’lw w’. < and Nervous Sys-
February 20, Key. K. R. BEADLE, D. D.— * ‘Molhißcan
Life."- ■' -V •: -c : •> ,tefr3t,roS ,
T WE^Y-S ECON DBffi BEbOW»ni S | i ,
A special meeting of the. BtockhoMem will be held at
tlii* office on MONDAY,- |Oth iiyit* at 4 P. M*« to take
action inreferent-etaronniwthe Sunday.
f... • .: JAB. KoFADl?yii JfctPftMiWry*
1®^ of 18® lrlll be received op' end .-after MONDAY
NKXT. rcbmary to, et tbe office of the Receiver of
' T»xc», 8.,
‘ “ v 'KecfclVef 6f Tilled.'
.. vuo city iiouv- • • , , , ... . •
House as late as half-past ten o clock at night;
since thattlme nothlnghaa 'been seen; of him.
The following letter, believed to he ’ In the haud
wiltlng of Mr. TaylQr. phattlarked: ‘‘Quincy, XU.,
Jsnuaiy 14,” was received by his wile. from, the
poßt-offlee at Jamesportoo Thursday following
his disappearance.' .
“.Qdxnoy, HUnols.—l think, and what to say I
dotft know, my, dont
know where they are going’ to take me. Mary,
go bank to Ohio, andlf ever I get away I will
come; don’t grieve If; you can help it. Let Arch
have the new wagon ir he wants ft. Can’t write
any more; my eyes is most out: I think they will
take me to the Bouth p&rfioflhls Btate, I wUI
write ypi) whenever I get a chanoe. Wewy, for
God sake do the best yon can for my family till
they, get back home, for God knows I don’t hnow
what to do Mary, sign my name to that cheek
and get the money. ■
“Yours In trouble,
» _r “JojnrP. TAYCOR.”
Although diligent effori, has been..ma4e* no
further trace of Mr. Taylor can.be found. Fears
are entertained that hehaabeeufonliaaealtwith.
- or that Mb mind has become unsettled* ' We are
authorized by Mr. Arch G. Taylor;brother or
the missing iman, to say that he wlll pay . one
hundred aoUars for any information of the
whereabouts of his brother, if Uvlng-Or for the
recovery of his body, if dead. Mr. Taylor, the
. mlsßiug man, Is about thirty-six years of age.
• ■ 'W l J \ \ . ;
[Carrtspondeiice of Philadelphia Evening Bulletin.]
Paws, Friday,, Jan. 24th, 186«.~We pre BtlU
laboi|Dg tmder the same '.‘plethora of emptlnew''
which I described In a fonner letter. No one
seems Inclined,to do anythtiig to create a breeze
and afford is little matter for observation and dis
cnsulon-. unless, Indeed, lt be Mn Traln, who
will doubtless make an attempt to “set the
Thames on fire” In London, now that he has been
dismissed from Qoeenstown. Whether he will
immediately proceed to blow np, or rather blow
down the walls of,Newgate, or whether ho will
give the preference to those of the Houses of
Parliament (beginning, of course, with the
House of Lords), I do not pretend to say. I
should be inclined, however, If I.werehe, to take
my revenge for the indignities committed upon
him, by planning, and, ,Impossible, ciurrying out
a line of street- cars through' Belgravia', or St.
James’s Square, or any other of - the'ipore arlsto
crati6 4uanehf of thb Brlßsfi Metropolis.' This
would her* splendid piece of pernimient
anhoyancei to “'my lords anit ladles.” We think
alrmtdy Wd e<Se; Trtdn himself seated prpudly op.
the cara,as they dash past the ancestral mansions,
effectually disturbing the ibe repose and tiie tem
pers of the “upper Five-hundred!" Seriously, _
however, laying bold.of Mr. 1 Train seems to have*
been, at once, a. blnuder and a,wrongful act, on
the part, of the .British authorities;—a blander,
because very likely it was Just what he Wanted
to give additional eclat to his arrival* wrongful
act, because no offenco seeuls .to be Imputable
to him on British soil. I sincerely trust
that the- proceeding will turn out : to have
been that of some, over-zealous agent of the Po
lice, and will bo repndiated by the British gov
ernment, leaving Mr. Train to seek bis remedy
and redresein an.action, tor false Imprisonment,
such os he la said.to threaten, and In the conduct
of which he wiil have fresh opportunities for the
display of Ma peculiar eloquence!
As to the news of Paris, It Is very much con
fined toshch facts as that there was a second boll
at ‘ the Tnlleries on Wednesday, and
that' yesterday and to-day tho Emperor
Is gone ont shooting. There was a large master
of Americans on the first-mentioned occasion, and
General Dix, as nrapl; found himself standing at
the head of by far the most brilliant group, both
as Kgaida beanty of person and tofletfs, In the
Salon Louia XIV.,' as the Emperor ukd Emphns
passed through and received the salutations of
their guests. Miss Willing, of Philadelphia, it I
may dare to mention any one In particular, was
muchadmlredin the American circle. Her Im
peril Majesty as usual,
fn a wavy dress, lt appeared to male eyes,
ln half a dozen dresaes ene bver the other, ma
terial of same qulte (to limited
understandings) beneath miles of lace, covered
with accadas, and greenleavea,and whole chains
ot emeralds,rubles and sapphires, which seemed at
onco to light and loop np her Majesty's drapery
i In all dlrecttona. Your female readers will laugh
at this display of masculine ignorance, but l ean
assure them that the general effect was fully ap-
however imperfectly the mode of pro
ducing ft mlght.be nnderstood. .
But America In Europeis especlaßy disporting
itself just now at Nice, whither Admiral Farrago t
and his fleet have jnst returned. Yesterday
evening theme was to a grind entertainment
offered to, the gaUant Conummder and hla officers
at the new casino, which has-’ jnst been opened,
which could hardly be Inaugurated In a more
worthy manner. The attracHon of the presence
Of the fleet has been so great that many families
have left Paris for the Southern scene of gaiety-
The preparations for the above Jets oeem to have
roofed all Nice to a state of enthusiasm.
* It is desirable, I think, that I should mention
that a gang of forgets and swindlers have been
endeavoring to play off their tricks here upon
onr bankers and merchants. The attempt is to
pass forged bills professing to be drawn by the
Anglo-Austfian Bank at; Vienna, upon. Glyn,
Mills & Co.f London, payable^ to one Baron
Patfmgarten. I have seen one of -these bills,-and
it was admirably counterfeited. It was attempted
to he palmed off. upon onr countrymen, Messrs.
Norton & Co., of this city, who are now actively
punning the forger. The individual who left it
at their place of business was a person of gen
tlemanly.demeanor and prepossessing appear
ance; Speaking English perfectly, and very con
vemantwlth Amerlcahaffaim and * well-known
citizens of the States. Let bankers and .men of
business beware of him.
; M. Magne, the Minister of F : "
paring his.budl
hU loan and,treai
holders with tot
them: 5 * Jfvjfiitf-
band’s fate. Bri.
lady knows of
manner of it,,
j The Italian budget Is , uwdting tte numerous,
French holders of ltalian securities look very
blank, and inclined to accuse • tbeis government
of havtagmlated them as muck la thatreapect as
in the Mexican business.. Certainly, French citi
zens who embaikedso largelyinltalianloans
Snd speculations of all Jdndß In tbePenlUßnlahad
4 right to expect tbat tbsir government would'
have aidedto accelerate,not jp.tbwarkltalian de
velopment i and cbneolidatien. - The new Italiarf
Minister of FlnancehSsihe 1 courage to rely upon
4he developmentofcommereiUoctivUy in,his;
What he' can' found such hopes; 'For instance,
lpoklng over thpmany Items of decreased returns
in his ajcpcqdof Italian finance, I dad that Italy
is the only country in the world, perhaps, in
Which even the Post-office is'a loss to the State,
instead of a source of ln 1866 the reve
nue of the Post was 18,427,310 francs, and the
expenditures U 6,828,293. There -were eeven and a
half million fewer letters passed through the Itah«
ian Post in 1866 than lei 1865,a fact almoßt nnique ;
in the history of a the cen
tury. Nor Is there any amelioration. In this re
spect for. 1867, the number of letters and the revav
due again alike showing a diminution.'
; In contradistinction to sttcha&ct as the above
let me just mention the priced at which JotSof
land haye lately been selling in favorite positions
in Paris. One of them lathe ground in the vi- :
etoity of the Tbdatre Fransals, and the new im
provements around die Palais * Koyah There,
building lots have fetched from 1,000 tol,Boofrs,
iho equare yard. Again, roudd the new - Ghfad
Opera, from 600 tol.lQQ have been paid; white
close adjoining, an American banker, desirous of
building himself new and more spacious premises,
- wa6 asked 1,500 firs, Speaking of the opera re
-S4 (M.\
mlnds me that lt ls now “posltively asserted”
that the engagement between Mile. Patti and tho
Mariptls *de Cauk.’ihasiet- of the ceremonies at
the Empress’s private balls, is broken off.
; Pabxs,’ January 21,1868.—0 n the IMh instant,
qftcr twCuty-seven days of dlsensslon, the Army
bill passed the Corps Legislatlf by a vote of 199
against 60. Before going Into effect, It passes to
the Senate lor approval, but there leno proba
bility that its promulgation win be opposed.
This law changes the duration of thoservice in
the anhy from, seven to nine years, dividing It
into two periods: five, years under the colors, and
four years In the reserve/ i Tho reserve can be
reviewed periodically, bnt cannot be called into
activity in time of peace. So bstitutes are ac
cepted; ; ''' . ,
Thp reorganization of the Garde Natlonale is
provided for. The young men who escape
the conscription pass into this body, where they
remain five years. They edn be called together
fbr instruction as- often' as fifteen times during
the year, but never for more than one day. The
Garde Natlonate Mobile can only be called into
active service by o special laV- •
• SUU tho Emperor, by decree, can assemble the
battalions upon any point of their department
during the twenty days previous to the proposi
tion of ttie law. Substitutes ore not admitted.
The army, as thus constituted, will consist of
800,000 men, making, with the 400,000 of the
Garde Nationals Mobile, a force of 1,200,000. In.
case of war, the latter body will be called upon
to do garrison duty, liberating a like number of
experienced troops. V
; That this law will augment the already heavy
Charges Imposed upon the people for the support
of the army, is not denied! The government de
mands an increase of Its military fasces because,
p> Its opinion, the attitude of the other conti
nental powers renders this Increase necessary.
Of course, the majority of the Corps Legislatif
takes the same view; still the number of votes
„caet against the hill -is significant. From the
manner in which the elections are conducted, an
opposition of sixty voices In the Chamber denotes
(he opposition of a great majority of the people.
It mnst. be remembered that three-fourths of
ihese sixty votes represent the opinion of mem'
bers who are habitually supporters of the Govern
! There is perhaps no other' Impost whose effect
is feltso directly by all classes, whose.merits are
So generally discussed. For the rich it implies
Increased taxation, for the poor a diminution of
the ehsnce to escape personal service.
To appreciate the importance of the measure
Which has just been adopted, it is necessary to
took beyond its immediate effects, and to calcu
late the nltimate result of the waste of force oc
casioned by these, immense standing armies,
, these standing protests ngjalpst the boasted civill
; Cation of the Old World.. Notwithstanding her
wealth and resources, France is one of the na
tions most affected bya system which has been
kptly styled “the Impost of blood." The majority
of the conntrles of Europe double their popula.
tions in about sixty years. In France this in
crease' requires one hundred and fifty years.
Austria alone is behind, her in thls respect. It
Would be a mistake to attribute this Blow rate of
reproduction solely to cellbacyin the army. But
{fit be true that the disposition of the people is
Opposed to a rapid increase,ltlsonly another
Reason why every obstacle should be with
drawn. This may be giving too much im
portance to mere, numbers; but in the future,
pith United Germany for a neighbor, France Wil
tieed all her strength. It is pleasant to look
orward to the time when war will be remem
bered as one of the follies of the past. Unfor
tunately, any-calculations based upon, the sup
position that we are soon'to enter upon this
happy period will probably be found erroneous ,
S This comparatively slight increase of popula
tion becomes more remarkable When it is remem -
bered that it cannot be accounted for by emigra
tion. The French do not emigrate; but this rule
mav be reversed. A general movement towards
tbe'great centres has been going on for some
years. Ambition leads the peasant to abandon
his Adds, and attracts him to the cities. Here
the Government is obliged to find him employ
ment; and itis to this necessity more,’perhaps, than
to M. Haussmann’s taste for architecture that we
are indebted for the beautiful boulevards of
FaflS. “■■■■
' injurious effect upon industry of this an
.levy of 100,000 men—the sad condi
of the conscript, who, after nine
iQSWiIs forced to commence; his career at a
i of life when his position would otherwise
been all this has been
lently described. Still, in the arguments of
opposition, generally iso able, one very im
nt point is overlooked. - If the-law render
[From » Occasional Correspondent]
jndition of the young men unenviable, what
words can express the jnat indignation of the
Btonsands of young women compelled to choose
from among those rejected by the recruiting
officer? Surely, thereiano other portion of the
Community thathas eo great a cause of complaint.
| As> theßeaee Congresses donot seem to meet
frith auccesa, would it not be a good idea to call
| convention of deleptes firomtbe p&pu
frtions of those countries nofr 5 burdened with
surge standing armies? Werethe women of the
Old World as determined in assertlng their rights
as are A portion of their sisters in America, the
1 Serioualyythe result of thus leaving the duty of
reproduction eo! largely, in the hands of those
disqualified for military service, must' produce an
iojurioue effect Upon future generations.
I Some of the strongest of liberty,
having lost all other hope, seem to desire that
the measures of the Government may,, be .made as
insupportable as-possible for the people, this
being considered the only way in which a change
can be brought about.;.’ The popular dissatisfac
tion will probably show'itself in the coming
Sections, bnt ruder the presentayatem, In which
the .Government openly supports a candidate of
its own, the majority, laßure. - B.;
t The Hbusit'on Baaajs.r-The .British House of
peers atpresenf eonalsts of one prince, two royal
duKes, atfM B5, maf
quiae& earta, 27r bishops and 164
baroruMihe totad .peers 449.
The Bishop of BAth ahd Welk«t* Slao/as TJaron
! Death im thib Loudon Snusiras,—on» htw
dred .sad .elkty-fottr persona ware killed out-
Hghtby hones oaamnjMMtMr in’London,
end UispreaumedthatnolesvChan 1,476 were
more or less Injured. This, says the Renew,
would bring the stain and woundedup to a res
pectable figure for a pitched battle.
" (Correspendenee' of the Fhiledeljilus Events* BuHetln.]
j Jacksonville, Florida, :3a VlB6B.—As I
Write the name of this city, lam reminded of. its
founder. Col. Hart, aboutforty yeara-rigo, came
to this region from another part of the State,
And being a gentleman of Intelligence and enter
prise, undertook to locate a town. Several houses
Were erected by him, and- the vlllage waa called
by the nameofthe Hero-of Hew Orleans, for
Whom the Colonel cherished a sirring admiration
’ and warm attachment. Sinee that time tbe place
has /steadily progressed* and now, with
its five thousand inhabitants, five or.
six churches, three newspapers, large stores,
extensive saw-mills andrailroads as well aathe in
creasing navigation of the Sb John’s river*, in de
cidedly. in advance of any other town in Florida.
It seems to be destinedto a much higher develop
ment; Its local advantages, healthfulness, espe
cially for persons predisposed to pulmonary af
fections, and the commanding position whieh it
occupies relatively to other sections of the State,
mnet, I think, push it forward to touch more
importance than It now has, Dartieularly as the
abolition of slavery has removed the great ob
stacle which formerly existed to prevent Northern
migration Southward.
j < ... . <IAMK. ■ •
1 It is almost impossible to refer to. the heating
snd fishing of this quarter without subjecting
One’s self to the. suspicion, of Munchausenism.
Game and fish are exceedingly abundant, and on
such a scale as I at least was a stranger to until
arriving here. An intelligent and reliable gen
tleman from New Efompshlre told me a few days
ago that as he came down . the preceding week
from Hibernia, some twenty miles farther south,
a flock of wild ducks miles in length arid at least
half a mile Wide followed the steamboat. The
ducks, ! mean many of them, alighted on the
boat and allowed, themselves to be! clubbed and
captured by tte negro 'employes On the vessel.
Otters were shot in very large quantities. They
were as.fat as butter. The same boat caught
two deers as they Bwato across the river.
I cori]d not help thinking what a rash
there wonld be among the sporting meD of your
city, if they could get access to such game by the
mile i I walked down to the St John’s the other
day, but a few rods from my door, with a friend,
and in a half an hour we caught with our hooks
seven huge catfish, weighing altogether some fif
teen or twenty pounds.. Every now. and then !
See from my window a fishing-boat at night sail
ing on the river, with a peculiar red light in it.
This light, lam told, attracts the fish, especially
mullet, which leap into the boatln quantities suffi
cient to fill it. In these'cases the look before the'
leap don’t seem to be of touch practical utility.
; Our State Convention is now; in session
at Tallahassee, .but as ’“yet has : trans
acted no important business, and makes
hut slow progress; It ia surprising how
little one hears of political discussion here,
iflairs of State seem, py general. consent, to be
dropped*' , Tber mwpr of f COttop list ? year’having
failed,the people gririerallyflnd it necessary to de
vote.tbmmeivea'earnestly to business, for a liveli*
hood. A colored preacher whoma friend of
mine recently heard preach in Virginia,; took fo#
his text the lamentation, over Jerusalem, and after
expatiating for some fifteen minutes on Jerusa
lem, he said, “Now* my brnthren, for de hen.’’
80 with a majority of persons hereabouts, arid,
indeed, Is 1 suppose, ail over the South; they
have had &jam satis of political matters, and now
they want to look after a subsistence. It is well
that acrimonies,which might otherwise work dis
agreeably If not dangerously, are thus repressed,
qnieted if not quenched. _
I have been waiting river since, last antumri for
Christmas, but it hasn’t come; I mean the good
old Christmas to which through life I have been
1 accustomed, with its skating, sleighing, cold,
bracing winds, and comfortable fireside. Christ*
mas used to be'one of the indices by which 1
marked the progress of time, but since it passed
me this-year in disguise, with summer heat, 1 and
green foliage, and chirping birds, I seem to be at
sea without chart or compass, and really find it
hard to tell just where lam In the year. Jesting
aside, the season In' this latitude is exceedingly
mild. At'least the Vpeople think so, for, there la
but one church in the town that has a stove in It.
What winter therehas been, seems to be
ing up." Yesterday we had a moderate thunder-
storm,:and« to-day the atmosphere is sultry and
oppressive. Bhad, green-peas, lettuce, , &c.,:
abound in our market.
I strolledoutthe other evening to our necro
polis oh the edge of the city. rThe paucity of its
tenants gaveme increased confidence in the aalu
brionsiiese of our elimate. Saddest of all that
met my hyp, were thehumblehilloekawhich cov
ered the mortal -remato ofsome fifty of our
brave soldiers, with only a foot or -two of board
to designate their graves,, and a brief inscription
to tell theirnames andjregimenta. I may in a
in tore letter as this
may be the means of giving some sorrowing
ones theead satisfaction of knowing where,their
lovsd and loßt ones slumber. Looking at thesis'
graves; andremerahering the disposition of our
National Executive authority to undo or nullify
the legislation of Comtress, and thus put matters
statu quo ante bellum, I asked myself why, then,
these and ’other hundreds of thousands,
of precious lives were ■ sacrificed. Are all the
strUgglbe,* sighs, sorrows, deaths,through wh|eh v
the country has passed withweeplngand walling
in maintaining Its integrity, to gd for nothing ?
Is nohlgtier form of civilization to .be jreached—
no surer and safer type of constitutional govern-:
ment to be established?' How, then, can we jus
tify before earth or heaven the hecatombs of our
slaughteredcltizens? How cahwehuah.there
buking voice of the fallen; who, belngdead, yet
speak ?—-speak in tones of'tehderness and truth,
and plead that what they began may bo finished;
that which Coat theJn and thelrs so much
may not now be 'ignored' by t)m»jservh>g states*
monship as of no practical and permanent
value ? ‘•. '~
HEtOHBOKteO POWtrs. •• ■ ■
LakeClty us ajiout sixty miles,
pn the railroad toward Savannah. 'lt Is as yet a
small place, butgtust reach a much' broader ex
pansion. A|well-informed gehlloman who re
sides &ktmm <»«, »>y,
legion, BOtee InVailds prefer it as a place of
resort. , Jacksonville attracts most of this class
of visitors, probacy on account of Its conveni
ence of access, and comparatively lively, bustling
character. Enierprlfe.Hlbemia. Green ‘ Cove,
Smyrna and Augustine have each
their share ot persons in quest ‘of
health ” from a warm climate. r ln several
of these places fruit Is much better than It is
even here. Oranges are very large, sweet, jnicy
and luscious. Augustine 1b invested with many
ancient and interesting memories. The huge
Cathedral carries with it the hoariness of age. Its
bells were cast one, hundred and seventy-five
years ago. Its streets are certainly quite enough
contracted in width to remind one of the narrow
way which all are too prone to forget. But !
must not weary my readers with-prolixity, as I
hope again, ere long, to have another opportu
nity of repeating something from this remote
but deeply interesting section of “the land of the
tree.” . ’ • Viator.
—• —:
Highway RobbcryUa VlMsburgb-Sin
snlar TrauMSlhxi) ~
[From the Pittatrargh PMt,F«b. sfh.] -
A young man named A. J. Suiyards, from In
dustry, 'Beaver county, claims to have been the
victim of a singular highway robbery, on. Mon
day evening, in Allegheny City. He stated that
he came to tints' city on Monday, for the purpose
of obtainingf'somC' money due him. Hemet the
gentleman who was to pay him on Liberty street,
near the. Union depot, and the money, amounting
to $269, was handed over on the sidewalk.
This occurred late : in the afternoon, and he
states that, he Vent directly to Allegheny,
for the purpose of visiting an acquaintance, re-,
siding in the . building adjoining to ! the old
Mayor’s office, on Ohio street. The first floor of
the building is occupied as a banking office, and
the entrance to the portion used as a dwelling is
throngh a small alley, Bulyarda’ states that otter
remaining in the houße a short time, he went out
to makp some purchases.
He states that he saw two men following
closely him t but paid no attention to
them, and proceeded up the. s alley. > Just as he
reached the end-he- was suddenly seized from
behind, a heavy cloth or bag thrown over his
head, 1 and his arms pinioned to his side by a strip
of muslin. The bag was filled' with dust or
ashes, which choked him and’ prevented'him
from . making any ontery, while the- thieves
were searching his pockets. After securing
his pocket-book, , containing the money,
they left him, with his head, still en
veloped, and his arms tied. He managed
to free himself after some time, and succeeded In
clearing his throat, eves and ears of- the duet,
after which he visited the Mayor's * office-. He
was nubie to give any description which would
afford a dim to theldentlflcatlon of the robbers,
but he is of the opinion that they had seen- the
money transaction on Liberty street, and had fol
lowed him for the purpose of robbery. 'He: colled
again at the Mayor’s office yesterday morning
and repeated his statement, stating, alto, that the
person who paid him the money had gone to Ty
rone. >. -..r-fTiV.-./--
Suicide in st* Leuia-A Baker Blows
. outrun Strains.
[From rte SClioniß Democrat of Ffcb. 35.1
!. The Coroner held ah inquest yesterday, at. the
Arsenal. on the body of J ohn Behlarb, a baker
employed at thebakeshop ih theUnltedStates
Arsenal, who came to his death bv sbootingblm
seHjrititofmusket. -About two vreelw ago the
deceased went to Hr. Bice and complained that
he ,waa afflicted wiihepijeptic fits ; Dr. Bice, in
formed Gen. Callender of the' man’s condition,
and the General ; bod him ; sept to the
hospital inside - the Arfenal grounds. On
Saturday, by permissiob of the- Surgeon, Schlarb
went to bis quarters,wheiAmseUng with addend,
he told him he had so much trouble on account
of his family tkgt he believed; he would take pol-
Von and put an end tohis mlsery. His friend
dissuaded him from doing sb. telllng him not to
make a fool of himself, asms trouble would come
to an end and his affairs vronld come out all
right Yesterday morning on getting outof bed
he took down a musket, and declared that he
could stand it no longer, and would shoot him
self. His friend: again trieito argue himont of
his resolntloii, and begged hinf to put the
musket away; but he held on to it, and walked
toward the cartridge box.’ The otherman, fear-
Ing that he would really execute his threat, ran
to Hr. Bice and. begged him to have Schlarb sent
back to the hospital. .Dr. Bice hastened to the
quarters, and when he arrived Schlarb was lying
dead on thefipori/ He bad loaded the musket,
placed the muzzle in his mouth and sprung the
trigger by the use; of the ramrod. The ball
passed .through the top ol his head, killing him
instantly. Deceased was a'■ German, 88 years of
age, ah<l leaves a family.residing somewhere iu
New York.
i The Theatres At the Chestnut this evening
the Mikado Japanesetroupe will give a per
formance. Under the Gaslight 'will be given at
the Arch; to-night. Ur. and Mrs. Barney. Vfil
liams will appear at the Walnut this, evening In .
the Shamrock and the farce Latest front Nevriork.
At the American a miscellaneous entertainment
will be given. * \ ;
i Mr. MußDOck’s Read esc.— This evening Mr.
Jamea E. Murdoch, theaccomplished elocution
ist, will read selections from popular authors,' in;
the hall of the West Philadelphia Passenger
Railway Company. The proceeaa'are to be de
voted to “TheChildren’sHoihe.”-
Phixadelphia Ofeba House.— The laugh
able burlesqne, 7%« Black Book; will be given at
this popular establishment tonight, Wlsh ail the
accessories of handsome scenery, eccentric qdsf
tumea andafirst-rateeast. "This dramala=well
worth seeing. Besides this there will be a miscel
laneous entertainment, in which the members
Of the very esneilent company will participate.
Mr. Prank Moran will give some of his most
amusing negro personations, there wdl be surg
ing, dancing, instrumental music, and a pleasant
variety of farce, extravaganza and burlesque/
The entertainment at this house to a good one
in every respect
v: 'f
Cos cert Hall.— “ Father Baldwin's Old Folks”
who attire themselves in ancient costume and
sing. old time music, consisting chiefly of
selections of sacred music. Several of the per
formers possess great' 'ability, the boy soprano
especially having a yoiceof great power and
compass. . ■;
'< Eeevesth Stbeet Opera Hous®. —Messrs.
Camcross <fe Dlxey announce for this evening an
entirely .new .burlesque, entitled Qurs; or Maxi- r
piiKai's A vengers. The piece has real merit It
Is filled with comical situations, sharp local hits,
funny incidents and keen satire. - In addition to
this, Mr. J.'L. Camcross will stag several favorite
ballads, andlhere will be loco) and lnatnunenthl.
mußlCjEthlopeah delineaUetas, dancing, ded/tor,
the members of the company, __ •[
) The 6ran» DccHEss.—Oh Tacaclay, the lint
inßt, :Mr. Bateman’s Erofi& CompAhy
will appear at the Academy- of Muajo in Offten
bach’a comlo. opera Grand BwAm ofGerolstem,
The wonderftri popularity whichibiaopere has
Obtained in this country and in Europe, is a
guarShtee that It will be immensely sitcmipl to
T Itpnfll be ewws®Te?en
ere oon verson me French lan-
Bmrqhsse a hbntto aadbeodmo ao?
twaotUW.auBfe*jmr Grmd.JDuckess
L white
has been a very*large saleorocketaalready. «ngi
those who desire to attend should secure
once. Tickets , are for salo at Gool^ 11 * - *
' ' ‘ F. I. PcblisW
hi !j. -i
price .three cents.
rAC'rs i Aw» ; rAWoito*
—Mrs. Stowe has got out a new book. ) r
-r—lt took three men toe hold Count GoltawhUer
Dr. Nelaton enta cancorfrom his tongue,
—The author of the “ Schonbqr2-Cotta"ser?eB >
has published a volume of poems Xton^dq-,.
—“Jnlfaa Ctesar " has been brought oqt as an
opera in Hanover. ' ~ ■ (
—The editor of the Moscow Gazette gpeakeantf
wntes seventeen different language. ■ <t - •
: —Dickens Wears so much chalnto enatrtekint
to survey his audience.—Er. , ) , .
—A, Paris actress fell noar the
caped injury from the circumstance that she had
nothing on which could take Are.
lord relating to the MeS.” *. “ •
—A forlorn editor says It is hard to-Jlve without
a wife—no gentle; heart to get inn mornings to'
fmUd the fire. ' , :
—Another Dumaa appears as a novelist It i .
the wife of Domes Jib f and: the subjuct of he v
novel is the late war m Austria. ‘
i —the new yoloine of poetry by Hon. Robert
E. Iytton there la one sentence occupying thirty
two lines.
—Pennsylvania proposes to pass the elatfrtbiwe
law of Illinois, which is of no effect In the letter :
State. V.,
: —There Is a man In Kentucky who - was. bom.
without ears, and a great many who were; Born
with enough for two men. : ■ ;■ T
■ —An admiring Virginian haupresented to Gen
eral Lee “the most magnificent hat ever seed in
Alexandria, broad brimmed, high crowned felt ■
elegantly trimmed.” (7
»i —Within ten years more , than fifty lion cubs • >
have been', horn in the. Zoological Gardens at
Dublin.' One of the lionesses has just given birth ’
foslx. ;
: —lt is proposed to conduct water from Chlcagw
river,along certain alternate streets of the '
quantities sufficient to serve the purposes of the
hire Department.
—The late president of Hayti, In the uniform- 1
Of a general, wss tbe: attraction at the l*sl- state ■
ball m Paris. Two Japanese ladies were also
present. : '■ -
—Music was first printed with movable types. ,
about the year 1500. Tetruccl. the inventor of the '
process, printed first the lines and theh the notes.'
The an.of printing the: two together was not in*
use till about one hundred years ago.
I —The Memphis. A miniKhe notices the arrival
In that city of the ex-pirate Semmes, who has
been having a;succession of. ovations;in Ken
tucky: “justly due so. distinguished and historic
an Officer.”
| —There are twenty sOup kitchens in; Parts
Which distribute, daily forty or fifty thousand;:
portions. Others are spoil, to be put into opera
tion.' Resides Softp, bread and wood are given ,;
to the poor In larks' quantities,
—A Ideal editor has just seen a man whom he .
thinks was pretty well occupied. He had his
and cane in his bands, a cigar in his mouth, and;
two little hopeful helm hanging on to his coat'
tails.' I .;'- •' -‘.'y- ‘
—A gentleman who wanted to make a speech
to a Sunday school thonght he would adopt the
coUoqpial atyle, nndi tfls, ; > is -what, happened:
‘‘Naw, boyjvwhatdoes n mon want wheri ho
rs fishing?" A shrill voice in the crowd weht
ct to the point,witti,'lWantsaJfitm?'
—The Hancock Courier says : A widower was
marrled-ajtythis -place, .a few days’dga,:.&t.'A •
Church, making a ‘ibig. splurge” with a brass
baud. After,rtte Interesting, ceremony the baud
struck up that oldand familiar air, ,',“My
wife’sdead and I’ve got.another'one.”' Appro-,;
—WO find a, fish! story in, a western paper. :
Beaver Lake, Wisconsin,froM over wholly this -
year With only one small air hole, to whichtbe,;
fish crowded In such numbers that manywere ;
pushed out upon the ice, • so that the fanpers '
carried them off by the» sled load to feed thetr <
hogs. ; ;
-Hon. Mrs.-Norton, in her novel of “OkkRSJf
Douglass,” ; winds up a highly wrought death
scene thus; “ The anguishof mortal pain seemed .'
to melt into peace. A great sigh escaped him,.
such as bursts from the’bosomiusomesudden
relief from suffering, ana the handsome man wap .
a handsome cotjae. \ ,
—The Memphis A valanche announces that its
editorial rooms will be temporarily removed, to
tbc county jail.- The. editor takes his revenge by' '
styling Judge Hunter, who sentenced him for
contempt, a, “swindljDg vagabond,” and. an- /
nouncing that he intends, “ with our editorial
pincers, to make the putrid fl’esb that covers-the
rotten bones of our persecutor quiver like W
worm in hot ashes." ~ ’".v. '' '
—Ah hrcbin üßconsclohaly perpetrated a great
joke at the expense of his teachertheotherdayv '
The lady was announcing to her pupils the' hou--
day on the22dday of February, andaaking thettt
some questions, concerning its, observance--, I
among others why the birthday of Washington.,
should be celebrated,more than that of. anyone
else. “Why,” she added,‘‘more than mine? Tom';
may tell me/’ she said toe littlefellow eager 1 to
explaln.>”Because,” he excMdided, with 1 great vi-
- v, ; ~ t-^—=
—There la a story /told-'among the Indian
legends, regarding; lowa* that once upon & >
time a celebrated Indian chief, With a chosen;;
band of braves, jonmeylng.through the lanO.
rising upon the bluffs which overlook lowa City* ’
exclaimed in his native dialect: “fowat Jowat-~
beautiful! beautiful! " " f ’ \
j Antolne BeClaire gave as the . meaning'of the
word lowa—‘‘This is theplace,” and stated as ita
origin, the tollowing: “A tribeOfSaeknd For
Indians bunting, were in search ofaWw.and
when they ' crossed the Mississippi atapolnt
where they fouhd aU they wished, they exchumed*
Tpwa; l ~tbis 1b the place."’
Another derivation is as follows; “The Oma
hasgavo the name of'GreySuow’ Indian* to' the
tribe knoWn as.tho lowas. The original ''Omaha
word, ‘Py-ho-ja,’ being readily corrupted into
lowa, The Indian tradition is that a portton o£
thq tribe left in a anew storm, which,, presented
the appearance of grey snow, by mlhgUug tha
Sands of the sbore with its partisles. and thua
sullying its parity. - '
; —lna recent pastoral Arthur Cleveland
Coxesays: -i-n.’".' . „
■ “When I se© the tawdry fashions, thecpswr
rutewity and the wicked extravagance of th» '
timee, I feel surethat thonasndß of American
women 'are strangers tothe first law Of
ment—eimpUcity ln manners and attire.
“When I see thatthousonda of American wo
men readtheimost,shameful romances and, m.
most degrading newspapers; frequent the vimsS,
diiuaaw wtertalDinenta and join in dancea tw.,
shbOhaigto be named among