Daily evening bulletin. (Philadelphia, Pa.) 1856-1870, March 02, 1868, Image 1

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eithusinr.to mrsay Evzstuga ,
(Sunday, eicepted).
607 Clacelleut Street., Philadelphia,
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The Buttrrut la served to enbecribera in the city at le
cent. per week. vavabie to the car era. or 48 annum
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• DREKA. 1083t1IIEST.NUT dTREET. feAttif
- . DIED.
ALLDEKDICE.—At New Castle Del., on Saturday, the
ii9th ultimo, Sarah Isabella, relict of the late John A.
BEECKER.--On the 20th nit, Howard Clarence, son of
J. F. and Catharine H. Deecher. aged 22 months.
Gone to meet his brc titer.
The relatives and friends aro respectfully Invited to
attend the funeral. from his parents' residence. DM North
Twelfth street, on Wednesday. 4th instant, at 2 o'clock.
To proceed to Laurel 11111 Cemetery. ••
lII:LL.—On the Ist uhima Sarah It.. Doll. youngest
daughter of Lewis G. and &rah K. Dail.
The relatives and friends of the family are respectfully
invited to attend the foneral, from the residence of her
parent?, No. 1431 VW! , skeet, on Thursday morning". sth
teat..elerrn O'clock.
Moaday, morning, March 24, Mary P...
wife it lidwin A. Kelley, in the 25tb rear of her age. 04
LCCAK.,--tin_ the 29th ult., Frank M. Lucas, son of
M the
iste John and argaret Lucas. in the 19th year-of his tea
The relatives and hien& of the family are respectfully
invited to attend the funeral. Wednesoay afternoon, at
3 o'c lock, from Hie residence of his mother. 752 Florida
street. without farther notice. [New York and Beaton
capes' plearkecopy.l
WATKIN.---buddenly, on the evening of February Wth,
Charles Viatkln.
Ills male friends are respectfully invited to attend
his funeral. from the t arldence of his brother .in law. John
M. thaler, No. 738 Eolith Tenth street, en Wednesday.
.51arcb 4th. at ii o'clock. F. M. To proceed to North Laurel
hill. il • • ""
shades of Opting Poplinefor the raehlonable Walking
Steel Colored Poplins.
Mode Colored Poplins.
Illstnarek Exact Shade.
CHAIM); wiit lecture at Concert Hall, on TILJE - 1
TAY E% ENING NEXT,. March 9. Subject—Journey to
the Cannibal Country ; the Goriita.itoh ibits,aud rtttinitiea
t • Man illustrated by IltanletOtta dlag rama. Tickets DO
No extra charge for restrred seats.
'Co be had at Trumpleee No 9M Chestnut street
Boner, No. Ilea theatzut Area,
ST. l4AR** O l liOBPITM.. O'.Ktirlt Y
fc•pposlie New York Kensington Depot/. in charge of thu
Widens et St. Francis.
Accident vacs received if brought immediately after
ncention of injury.
Lying In met received at a. moderate rate of Ward.
Free medical and surgical advice given on Wednesday
and Raturday - Afternoona between 4 and 4 well.. telt.l i(rr.
February WA. -
The regular annusl Illtering of the Stockholders of "The
Anirrlcan Exploring Company of Philatiolpeir" will be
fe Id at the office of :Ito company, 5C6 Walnut street, on
I Ehl UV, March 10th, it.gk,st 12 o'cllac.
rau.snairur a. January 30,18003.
MIA Volk:any Is prepared to purchase its Loan due
In DM al par.
No., 1.22 donttr Bacmd street.
The eeetutl meeting of-the Stxkbolders of the
ExcelsiorPreaw Brick itanafacturint Comeau. will be
held at the office of the camp
_soy trews Building). al
W shut shred, on 210 DAY Mach 9th., 12 o'clock. M.
fe.4-ift2lrh• 8.14 MARCtlMENT.Re,setsirv.
WEST 61 , 1:1;(;E STIOEVIktaI. Cult Sea
of Seventeenth and bruise streets.—fttere will be
*pedal service bele In the. Lecture Room. every evening
this week, at quarter Wool, o'clock. Sermon thte ev*u
tug.. by Rev. J. Wheaton Saab. D.D. -
THE pLusrailia susnius OP THE LATE
815 " . .1OTIN I'IIII,BIN will be continued by -bin 0311,
111110 ti.
f eaUtnt • . 11 &nth Seventh street.
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America Cricket (Dub will be held in Lan th's
Dell Germantown. on TUESDAY EVEN= March
Zit at Et o'clock. Ife2B-2t rel ALF. MELLOR, See.r.
I'mr Lombard -
n etra=l2=ePaga d it- - y g et e
cal treatment end
paper. bought E. HUNT=
relgam Ne. 612 Jayne street.
Shocking Affair, in St. Lonfo—A Man
Torn to Pieces In a 113111.
(From the St. Loofa Democrat of Feb.
A shocking and most lamentable casualty took
place at a quarter before six o'clock !act evening,
at the 3iississippppi Planing Mill, corner of Thir
teenth and O'Fallan streets. The chief engineer,
Mr. Bch), Wiggenhorm, was pestling around the
end of a lice of shafting, when his
coat was caught by the revolving wheel
and he was instantly fastened to and
whirled about it with swift velocity. The
room was then dark but his screams 'brought
help and lights, and hurriedly the engine was
stopped, and the mar:lewd victim was picked up.
His coat, ehitt and boots had been torn off,
leaving only his panttdoons on his person. Both
his arms and his left ankle were broken, his back
was dreadfully lacerated, and , he was 'suffering
from extensive internal hemorrhage. He was
removed to the office of the mill and
placed on a temporarily arranged couch,
and Dr. Heitzig was called in. The surgeon
and physician afforded all the poor relief
possible; in about two hours the unfortunate man
expired. He leaves a wife and five children. A
messenger was despatched for the wife, who
arrived only to look upon the lifeless and broken
form of the husband and father, late the protector
rand supporter of herself and little ones. The de
ceased was but about thirty-five years ()rage, an
•excelleet — Wwi.aowV ' - industrious'llo - rattch ee
teemed. His mother, two brothers and two sisters
share the affiictioin. •
Turraernss..—tAt the Chestnut; this evening,
will be produeed for the first &de Mr. John
Brougham's new Dead - Sea Fruit, a Story of
Philadelphia. It has been mounted in 'superior
style, with handsome local scenery, ac., and will
be presented with &powerful cast. Lotta, at the
Arch, will' appear this evening in - her charming
impersonations "Little Nell' and the "Mar
.chioness," with Mr. Craig as "Dick Swivoller.”
At the Walnut, to-night, Mr. J. Wallack„ Jr.
will appear in the drama "Henry Dunbar," with
a strong cast. A varied entertainment will be
given at the American.
evening next, at Concert Miss Olive Logan,
the well•known actress and author, will deliver
her new lecture, entitled "Stage Struck." This
discourse has been warmly praised by the New
York press, and we doubt not it will find favor
with the Philadelphia public. The lecture will
ho repeated on Friday night and on. Saturday
ElamEtrrn STAR= OrEuA Housx.—The excel
lent burlesque, entitled Anything You Like, will be
presented at this Opera House this evening, with
local seentrry ; liti
, /eta! bitsmordtis'elttintfiltni and
general jollity. There will also be the usual
minstrel entertainment, with singing,, dancing,
negro comicallties, &c. The entertainment at
this house is of an excellent character.
Do Chaim Lu's LECTURE.—Mknorrow evening,
at Concert Mill, Mr. Paul Du Chaillu, the cele
brated African explorer, will deliver a lecture
upon the "Gorilla' and ' kindred subjects. The
reputation of M. Du Chant Is so great that it is
iitir.(l l Y ...IrcessarY -saw
question Niiir-'O6 intensely interesting. On
Thursday ho will lecture again.
—Li postmaster In one of the, benighted Ms
triets of this State keeps the office iu his hat,—
a plan which has some disadvantages certainly.
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and at the LtelL
nEConen, and Art Gossip There... Co-
(Correspondence of tee Philadelphia Evonles Bulletin.)
Faithfullest among the faithful and devoutest
among the devotees of the little Ecoaen commun
ity, I found our old friend Howard Helmick, so
pleasantly known to many Philadelphians, not by
his paintings alone, but by his literary contribu
tions to the Sunday Dispatch.
Helmick Is finishing a cabinet-sized interior,
quite in the liire taste, which I hope you wilt
soon admire in America. It is a touching little
idyl of home and happiness, founded upon the
supreme event which Nature, though she repeats
it, every day, never allows to become common
place, but varies, perpetually with new and im
provised touches of tenderness. In the close-bed,
between the white, lavendered sheets, lies the lit
tle peasant mother, sleeping or fainting, and tin'
conscious that he is for the mom cut a heroine
In the foreground the wrinkled grandmother, a
repository of home love, tends the , new-arrived
while the sage femme of the village, her gay old
thee puckered with anxiety and kindness, hovers
near, a sort of homely genius of nativity. The
dingy cottage chamber is humble enough, but it
is the guest-chamber of a foreigner soul, and
something of mysterious and sacred spreads
through it with the repressed sunbeams.
But you ought to know out of what sort of raw
material artists are obliged to weave their charm
ing Illusions.
"She is positively the most diabolical hag you
ever saw In your life," complained Helmick, in
reference to the comfortable old gossip; "every
evening when lam putting up she comes and
grins at me like Milton's death, and says 'oil. done
aunt les frisettes?' You feel was obliged to prom
ise a row of jet-black curls to make her pose at
all; and you can't conceive how she remembers
it. She fights the other harridan, who is her sis
ter, from morning till night—till sunset, I ought
to say, for they go to bed then, having no species
of light in their hole; and it is painful to think
how they must fight for the covers. They fight
about everything. They are continually want
ing presents from me, although I pay them well.
The only means by which I can get an approach
to the expression I want Is to say that now I sm
putting in the curls; but I am soon found out,
and then the old Yahoo spits like a cat."
"The hovel, though, is glorious, I must ad
mit," pursued the artist. "The dampest wall is
covercOvith a kind of green and blue mould,
with, a good many snails; there is nothing finer
in - Teniers. The cobwebs are at the same time
woolly, downy, peachy. pearly and Grapy. There
Is no light at Rembrandt, on my word—
and I often come home from my work completely
blind. Yon notice I sneeze a good deal; diph
theria or consumption, I'm uncertain which;
where I sit there is a strong draught pouring up
my back directly from the potato-hole below to
the gaps in the thatch where the rain comes in.
We pay them so much a year not to mend the
roof; mend that roof, and your half-tones are
lost, the mould and snails dry up, the general
laciness disappears, your studies inevitably be
corn° dry and German, and Ecouen loses an
portant figure In her capitaL"
listened with sympathy, and I....adanal that
there are compensations in all things.
Helmick's proper studio—an immense barn of
a place, big enough for Tintoret to have painted
his Crucifixion in—contained many other pic
tures, more or less completed, studies of land
scape and the like. All those which were in pro
cess of finishing were of the humblest genre sub
jects. But I noticed in odd niches and corners,
ostentatiously hidden and yet fondly peeping out
to be seen, a number of sketches of a very di!,
ferent character; there were .Scripture scenes,
broadly and hastily made out, Depositions,
me-tangeres, Sze., and epic situations, with heroes
in imposing attitudes. After hastily looking at
these, I said sharply
"Those things arc what you would like to
paint ?"
"Ah, yes ! But, you see, you've got to paint,
not what you like, but what Money likes. Reli
gion does not sell. Ary Scheffer himself died
poor. Sometime, however, I hope to pitch in.
You don't care to attack Paradise Lost and Di
vine Comedies until you're sure you are up in
your grammar."
I shook bands on that, greatly liking his honest
humility. But how oddly adjusted are the bur
dens we bear in this milange of a world! Here
the painter, who represents old women with al
most the pencil of Gerard Dow, is sighing to
paint deities and allegories. I suppose the poor
clowns who tumble into the circus are con
vinced they have a vocation for the pulpit. On
the other hand, Rachel and Mrs. Siddons are con
vinced they were born for comedy. Beard, the
bear-painter at home, told me he hated his gro
tesquerie4p, and was persuaded he couldlpaint the
spiritual' side of animated nature to the utter
„conhision of Tnedstose/
'Helmick 'ariapied himself up, kissed his
wife and boy, and took me out to see
Ecouen. , 0
Nothing is drearier than the ordinary French
village, especially if it is anywhere within the
radius and influence of Paris. Long lines of ut
terly vapid and eventiess houses, built of the
chalky Caen stone which so soon becomes dirty
and opaque and clayey; the church, probably
some agonizing structure of ttie last century, a
mass of knobs, fillets, ' and scrolls that stream
down the walls like breadths of paper-hangings
unrolling; the mayor's box, eventless as the
other houses, but boasting more windows, and
Surrounded with trees clipped square; the hotel,
a 'slimy nuisance that brings your heart into your
throat with a sense of garlic and suffocation; the
caprice and individuality which used to distin
guish the French race all gone, and each man's
house - as like hi's neighbor's as buttons cm a card;
and finally, this faded corsuseation set in an im
menet:, . plain spangled with other villages
equidistant, equally dim and earthy, and, to the
I stranger, precisely like the first ' and like each
......An_early.ltunp, glistening-through. the twilight
from a large and lofty window, was pointed out
by my companion. There, he said, were work
ing two brave little Philadelphia maids, who,
having fluttered through the course at the Phila
delphia Academy, had one day fluttered over to
France, fluttered into Ecouen, and settled down
under the able tutorship of M. Paul . Soyer. Many
a time and olt had I seen Missy H— and Mei
• (.;:liending over.. the boards among_ the;pol..
'shed Greek statues of the Academy, absolved in
the perplexities of an Ariadne's hair, or a
nerve's armor. Here in Ecouen,' away from
home and friends. yet cheery and self-sustained
like Hilda in her Roman tower, they kindle their
lefty lamp to touch an unfamiliar landscape, and
toll late, and early in the fascinating fields of art.
There must be many sympathisers of theirs at
home, who will be glad to hear that they are welt
and stout-hearted, that M. Boyer is greatly in
terested in their career, and that their improve
ment Is rapid and unquestionable.
We dropped in at one or two of the famous
Ecouen "interiors"--cottage rooms , more or less
like the one eo enthusiastically depicted by
Helmick, and conspicuous for decay, crumbliness
and supreme discomfort. These interiors, pre
served by the artists themselves, with great care
and at some expense, from the least approach to
improvement or smartness, are the backgrounds
you admire so heartily in the enchanting home
scenes of Frere and his school. They are Inhabited
by mumbling peasants, who have learned to Sit as
models, and have given over being astonished at
any combinations—such as parents, outlaws,
lovers, prodigals, returned soldiers, he - artless
fathers, dying wives, etc.—lnto which It may
please the painter to present them. Under the
alchemy of art these corroding walls become
richer than tapestry, these ragged aprons fill with
gold, these toothless gums and palsied lips arti
culate the glad word "success." .
When I was younger and had my illusions, I
would have hailed with enchantment the Utopia
of a land-locked Econen, Whore a family of harm
less dreamers come In at the close of every day
from the breezy bids, and talk high things of art
among theinseives around the evening fires. Its
isolation would have been a charm, its simplicity
Arcadian, its harmony of interests angelical; its
unworldliness sublime.
But I came away from Ecouen aware of many
things. Aware that if I sent my card to Mme. A.
I should be cut by Mrs. B. Aware that if I took
lessons of Appelles I shotild have an enemy in
Protogenes. Aware that there is a Cireean ten
dency in little villages to change gradually your
most amusing friends into bores. Aware that ray
servant would talk about me to my enemy's ser
vant. Aware that the most paintable interiors
are damp, that village wives are viragos, and that
village hinds may be ungenerous enough to accuse
you of having starved your donkey in order to
paint a subject that would "cause Sterne to be
forgotten." ENFANT PERDU.
We have hi our, possession a lithographic view
of Chestnut street as it was in 1840. It exhibits
both sides of the street from Fifth street eastward.
The United States Hotel was the fashionable
house of the time, and it occupied a large portion
of the picture. East and west of it were ancient
dwellings with their first floors converted into
shops; in the carriage-way are omnibuases, and
upon the sidewalks are high-hatted and tight
coated gentlemen escorting lanky skirted and big
bonnetted ladles. In the year in which this
scene was presented James E. Caldwell &
Co. started a watch-making and jewelry
establishment upon the north side of Chestnut
street, below Fifth, in an old-fashioned building
which stood upon the spot, now occupied by the
office of the . Franklin Fire Insurance Company.
The store was a showy one for the time; but
there is a vast difference between the stores of the
present day and those of twenty-eight years ago,
and Caldwell & Co's store, showy as it was
deemed in V"rt,..; would be eQuifiderell very in
significant in these days of more refined taste
and greatly enlarged ideas of buiiness enter
prise. In 1843, the tide of retail store keeping
fashion was setting in the direction of
the row of old dwellings which then ex
tended from the Custom House to Fifth
street, and Caldwell & Co. having secured one of
these buildings fitted it up in a style of elegance
which was deemed magnificent a quarter of a cen
tury ago. In 1858, trade and fashion had made
great strides to the westward, and Caldwell &
Co., unwilling to be left in the rear of progress
secured the elegant marble-fronted store Imme
diately to the eastward of the Continental Hotel,
and fitted it up in a style of elega nee which was
worthy of any period or any country. Here the
firm has continued until this day, when they
opened, upon Chestnut street, above Ninth, upon
the site which was formerly occupied by the old
Burd mansion, what we believe to be the most
magnificent establishment of the kind in the
The style of the fixtures and ornaments is tha t
which prevailed in the days of Louis XIV., and
everything has been brought into keeping with
this antique design. The edifice is four stories in
height, with a front of thirty-three feet and a to
tal depth of two hundred and thirty-five feet. On
entering, the visitor finds himself within an ele
gantly-embellished department to be devoted to
the sale of general jewelry. This has a depth of one
hundred and ten feet, being separated from the
next department by what is technically termed a
"screen," consisting of a heavily-corniced arch,
supported by pilasters and columns, in imitation
of the beautiful sienna marble, and resting upon
pedestals of delicately blue-veined white marble.
These latter are relleyed-by genuine Sienna: Qatar
ble panels, which are in fine contrast with the
general surroundings.
Ranged on either side of this department are
finely polished, black walnut jewelry cases, which
enhance the beauty of the room by their contrast
with the elegantly frescoed walls and ceiling.
The counters are of blue-veined marble, and bear
upon their tops large show cases. .Besides these
receptacles for jewelry, there extends through the
centre a series of finely polished tables, to be
used for the same purpose. This apartment is
brilliantly lighted by candelabra and brackets,
having an aggregate number of 114 jets. The gas
fixtures throughout are from the establishment
of Cornelius & Baker, and, as a matter of course,
they are elegant and effective.
The second apartment is the "silverTroom,'
which has a depth of sixty feet, and is furnished
in a style similar to that of the apartment
above mentioned, having, however, a double
cornice, and it is lighted by a large and elegantly
formed chandelier, and brackets, consisting in
all of 44 jets. In the rear of this is the "bronze"
department, wherein will be- constantly kept a
valuable array of bronze ornaments of every
conceivable kind.-This room is , thirty feet-squarec
and it has beyond it a space divided off into
offices, counting and show rooms, Sc. The
walls and ceilings of all these apartments are
frescoed in the most tasteful and beautiful manner
of any we have ever seen; and their neutral tints
and golden bands present from the main floOr a
charming prospect— The_ door, too, is entirely
new, being of_tesselated...marble.. The.gallery:of
the btfilding, - or, properly - speaking, "the second
(story, will be used for the display of paintings.
It is not necessary to' speak of the magnificent
stock of rich wares that. are displayed in this
palatial establishment. The fame of Caldwell S . :
Co. is wide-spread as the Union, itself; and the
eleganee of their stock of goods is well under
stood by every Philadelphian.
On Saturday evening there was a private view
of this beautiful store afforded to the member B
of the newspaper press and a number of promi
nent citizens. After the inspection was over, the
company repaired to the Continental Hotel,
where they partook of a ha ndsome collation.
In addition to the editorial fraternity; the master
mechanics and artists engaged in fitting up the
store, and the employees of the firm were pres
ent. Mayor McMichael presided, and capital
speeches were made by Ma honor the Mayer,
James 'E. Caldwell, Esq.; es-Governor Curtin,
Daniel Dougherty, Esq., John W. Forney, Esq..
and other gentlemen.
While Mr. James E. Caldwell remains at the
head of the firm, there has been an infusion of
younger blood into lt, which will insure its per
manent vitality. The firm, as at present consti
tuted, is as follows: James E. Caldwell, Richard
A. Lewis, Joseph H. Brazier, George W. Banks,
J. Albert Caldwell.
For the Philadelphia IlveninOlttiletial
Washington's Birth darat Gettysburg.
A former communication narrated the opening
of the year at the National Homestead, since
whiclitime the cuthnt of affairs has passed as
smoothly on as-Could 'possibly be expected in so
large a faintly. Fewer counter currents, fewer
eddying(agitating movements have transpired
than' often accompany the navigation of much
erofiller craft even on - familiar waters.
In relation to the Homestead in its varied as
pects, it may be said that its course is not only
onward, but.upward as well—onward, as to the
general improvement of the children; upward,
in their higher and moat interesting tendencies.
The 224 of February offered an opportunity to
make a deep and [Lasting impression upon their
be-mauve Leans - respecting-Waanington. the
model man, the spotless patriot, and true Chris
thin; the first and best of the great names on our
couutry'a roll of honor, with which these children
.re to become faxilliar while under the ever
if. tell Pal Care of the Homestead.
The day came; it was bright, bur cold, and
Cemetery Hill was rathericy to ascend with ease.
But the good citizens were out in fall force.
From Pennsylvania College came pyotessors and
students; from the Theological Seminary a simi
lar attendance. The visitors were received at
the door of the main building, and passed from
thence to the principal school-room, which was
handsomely draped with flags. The gay colors
were relieved by evergreens and pictures and
texts in tasteful lettering . . Opposite the entrance
a stage was erected for the children, the wall be
hind which was , more elaborately ornamented.
The centre of the festooned flags upon it was
surmounted by the name of Waahington.in large
gilt letters on a blue field, and this was wreathed
with green. Above were arranged thirteen shields
in the form of an arch, Pennsylvania as the key
firone. each bearing the abbreviated name of the
State represented.
At 2 o'clock, P. M. the sixty soldiers' orphans
were seated on the stage, appearing in their neat
uniform of blue. Thilgirls had the addition of
White sashes thrown over the left shoulder, each
set in 'front with a shield, emblazonekwith the
name 'of a 'State. The exercises opened with
prayer by the Rev. Prof. 'Ferrier of Pennsylva
eta College. :Raging •by the children tot owed,
Lieutenant Norton, Principal, accompanying
their clear, sweet voices -with the organ. After
this came the "Saltation to. the ' Flag," written
for the occaalon (by the Matron). This was the
most touching of the children's part in the exer
cises, especially as when the last two lines of
each verse were repeated each boy sprang to Ida
feet, ,iceeted the flag with a wave of his. lewd,
and the full chorus of voices sang:
"Hail to, the Flag ! all peerless in might ;
Hail to the Flag! of the red, blue and white."
In the last salutation, the flag of the battlefield
was referred to, and their youthful voices natur
ally fell into the minor key, as they now joined
"Hail to the flag of crimsoned gold !
That wrapped our fathers in its fold !"
The effect was indeed tonchin,T, and would
have repaid a lengthened journey to Gettysburg
to witness the scene.
After this came the happy presentation of the
"Boyhood of Washington"in an address by Major
Cleetou, of New Haven, Connecticut. Then
followed an allegorical tableaux, first, of the
thirteen original State; accompanied with a reci
tation, entitled "Tribute to Washington,"an origi
nal poetical production(by the Matron),and next,
of all the States represented by an equal number
of the smallest girls, and on the appearance of
the representatives of the new States,-the sixty
children sang in the (torus:
"Joined hand in hand the new States come
To bless the name of Washington."
Following these very pretty and patriotic
tableaux were remarks by Prof. Ferrier and D.
McConanghy, Esq., while Major Cleeton gave
some interesting details of his experience as
Agent of the Homestead in the New England
States. The Professor, in his earnest remarks,
called upon his students present to view the insti
tution aright, both as to its local and national
importance. He spoke feelingly of its orphan
inmates, of their uniform good deportment in
the public house of prayer, in their Sabbath.
school at home; their knowledge of and love for
the Bible; their readiness of answer, their zeal
and respect. The orphans are under the Rev.
Professor's eye in the church where he ministers,
and he comes out often to their Sabbath-school,
at the Homestead, and is thus reliable authority
in reference both to the children and their
One of the Profegrrs of the Theological Semi
nary ego e yto the children,when "America,
'tie of thee," was sung in full - choir, and the ben
ediefion pronounced.
At the close of the exercises, the Zonaves of
Gettysburg, under. Captain. Norris, made their
appearance on the grounds, and drilled for a half
hoar or longer, in presence of the orphans, much
to their gratification. E. L.
(For the Philadelphia Evening Bulletin.)
To Philadelphia, Presbyterians.
The appeal emanating from the ladies of the
United Presbyterian Church of Richmond, Va.,
endorsed by the trtu3tess and Pastor has been
addressed to the citizens of Philadelphia, asking
for a donation to rebuild their church, which was
destroyed by fire. A slip from the Richmond
Daily Dispatch says "that they intend making
this one of the most beautiful and substantial
temples in the South."
It will be remembered that the old church was
destroyed by fire in April, 1865, ignited by the
rebels when escaping from Richmond. It was a
good and substantial building, having a large con
gregation, with the Rev. Dr. Read as its.pastor.
Shortly after its destruction, the writer visited
Richmond, and was lnformed,that the Rev. pas
tor, as well as the entire congregation, with very
few exceptions, were intensely disloyal; that the
loyal few were treated in an unchristian manner,
the disloyal ones refusing all intercourse with
thom r alatt.the Rev. Pastor AnforMing. them.that
their presence in the church was obnoxions.to
the congregation, and requesting them to refrain
from further attendance.
At a Fair held for the benefit of the church, the
secession flag was the only one seen. No love was
expressed or sentiment favorable , to the Union
was uttered. A portrait of. Stonewall Jackson,
a man who tried his utmost to destroy the Union,
was one of-' the most conspicuous attractions.
Attached to it vroit tblo.liacqto:_"Aplan of Golli_a
champion of lAberty,,Virginia m.ourustikkloai
It appears to me that this congregation should
be satisfied ) under existing circumstances, by
erecting a building equal to the one destroyed
and not desire to erect one that shall be one of
the most beautiful and substantial temples of the
South, especially so when the funds to accom-
plieb it are expected tcr be deiived maixtly from
the Narth.
Feb. 28, 1868. A. LOYAL PRFAItYTERJAN.
suicide in Cineinnat b..AI Murderer Caro
His Throat—End of a Career of Crime.-
Morn the Cincinnati Gazette, of Feb. %MA/
Patrick Roes, alias Pat McDonald, charged with
having committed a murder hr Ireland', in 1861 i
was, after,slx years of pursuit, arstAted in this
city on Tuesday evening last, and confined In the
Ninth Street Station HouseVTesterday ne at
tempted to commit suicideby cutting his throat.
In 1864, Rose having tired of being pursued by
officers, determined to come to this country. and
accordingly made arrangements to work his way
over on a sailing vessel. News of his escape from
the country soon reached the ears of the British
anthoritles, and a reward of 525,000 was offered
for his arrest.
'Stimulated by this large reward, two English
detectives, having procured the necessary papers
for the arrest of Ross, provided he could be
found, came to this country about three years
and a half ago. Arriving in New York, they sent
a description of the man to the police authorities
in all the principal cities of the United States.
Ross was traced from place to place, until he
arrived in this city, whore he had a brother and
sister living. Here he remained concealed until
the detectives left- the country, and-then obtained
employment at the Gas Works. This became
known to our pollee authorities who were on
thefook out for iffin,and three of them proceeded
to the Gas Works for the purpose of arresting
him. They, not liking to arrest him In the pre
sence of his fellow workmen, sent a messenger
'in; requesting him to come to the office, where
they were in waiting. Ross it seemed had sus
picions that the officers desired to arrest him,
and instead of going to the office, he made his
escape through a back door.
He remained away from the city until abent
eight months since, when the matter having ap
parently - died out, he returned. From
that time until Tuesday evening, rwhen he
was arrested, be has been in the city constantly
and could have been arrested at almost any time.
On Tuesday, Policeman Roberts, whom it
seems had worked with Ross at the Gas Works,
saw him on the street, and remembering the fact
of the attempt to secare him at that time, deter
mined to arrest him. Mr. Roberts confided his
information to Lieut. Evans,and Sergeant Tucker,
and these three men succeeded in making the
arrest. Ross was confined In the Central Ave
nue Station House during Tuesday night, and on
Wednesday morning he was removed to the
solitary cell, or "Calcutta," as it is called, at the
Ninth - street Station House.
in try -ntime, a de - itch .nt - to Mr
in _au meantime, a despa. was sentlo Mr.
Archibald, the British Consul at New York, ,re
luting the tact of, the arrest having been made.
The following reply was received yesterday
NEW Yon N, Feb. 27.—5. D. Evans, Lieutenant
of Police: Papers required are with Mr. R—
E—, of Cincinnati. Telegraph me to-morrow,.
if they suffice to hold Ross until witness to prove
identity can come from Ireland. I will then tele
graph to Dublin for him, and for instructions.
From this, it will be seen that had notlhe elr
ctimatance which we arc about to relate occurred,
Ross would undoubtedly have been held to await
a requisitlea.
As we have already said, Rosa was confined in
the solitary cell, no one being allowed, by order
of the Chili of Police, to communicate with
him. Yesterday. about one o'clock, Mr. wens,
the turnkey, took Ross his dinner, aud after set--
tins; it on the bench of the cell, the 'prisoner ra,
marked. "There is more tlian I will ever 'eat." .
Mr. Owens paid no attention to• the rear rk, but
left to attend to the prisoners in the other room,
In about half. an hour he returned, and found
Ross lying on.bis face on the floor of tite eel},
with his throat cnt from ear to ear, and bleeding
profusely. The knife with which the unfortunate
man had attempted to terminate his life was
his hand, and proved to be the knife which had
been handed in with his dinner. It was very dull,
and the wound inflicted by it was terribly ragged
and unsightly. He was unconscious from the
loss of blood, but clasped the knife firmly in his
right hand.
Medical aid was at once called, and in a few
minutes Drs. Bonner and Cilley were in attend
ance. They both pronounced the wound neces
sarily fatal, the windpipe being entirely
severed. Everything possible was done for the
prisoner, and at 5 o'clock he was removed to the
tommercial Hospital. Before this reaches the
eye of the reader, however, Ross will undoubtedly
have passed from this world.
He is a man appdrently about 38 or 40 years of
age, of medium bight, and red side whiskers. He
is very much wasted away, having suffered with
chronic diarrhoea for five months past.
GRAND CONCERT.—On Monday evening, March
9th, a grand vocal and instrumental concert will
be given at Horticultural Hall, hi aid of the
Hebrew Philanthropic Association. A number of
favorite arthsteo will appear,and the full Germania
orchestra will be present.
BunNurr.—Mr. Alfred Burnett, the celebrated
humorist and mimic, will give an entertainment
at Assembly Buildings this evening. Mr. Burnett
possesies extraordinary powers and never fails to
keep his audiences in a roar of laughter. He In
troduces now impersonations every night.
ITALIAN OPERA.—This evening Max Strak.
osch's Italian Opera troupe will appear at the
Academy of Music in the opera La Travicifa.' The
cast will Include Mad. Do la Grange, Signor
Brignoll and other eminent artists. The season
wilt last during this week only. To-morrow
night the opera Rigoleilo.
The Weather for February.
B. J L. sends us the following table of the
weather at Gennantovm for the :month" just
passed :
11.4 1 ge; . • -5: ,
':, .., § 1 c'ei,
g e., 7 ,- ; . „ ..., Wind and Weather.
Q ;,. . a
' .. Q
1 9 11 28130.8 29 N. W. Clear.
2 7 17 99180.3 28 S. W. Clear.
;8 2 10 1930.7 14 N. Clear. ,
4'3 7 28 1 80 . 5 29 S. W. Clear.
6 81928 30 228 6-10 N. E. Snowing. 6 In.
611 82142 29.7 BO N. W. Clear.
7 8 1893 80.3 25 N. W. Clear.
8 *4 41930.6 20
W. Clear.
915 1536130 39 1 3-10 S. W. Rain and Snow.
10 20 18 20'80.5 201 ' N. W. Clear.
11 . 7 18 20 30.4 911 , N. W. Clear.
12 5 15 81 30.5 31 N. W. Clear.
13 14 23 37 30.8 37 N. W. Clear.
14 12 20 85 80.5 95 • N. W. Clear.
15 11 27 37 80.2 42 S. W. Cloudy.
16 29 34 86 80.339 N. W. Clear.
17 18 34 85 30.1 87 1 4-10 S. Snow and Rain. •
18 17 34 26 80.9 28 S. W. Clear.
19 18 3046 80 47 S. Clear.
20 80 49 51 80.1 51 S. W. Clear.
91 84 43 48 29.9 51 S. W. Cloudy. •
92i 44 11 22 80,4 ' ~..., , W t Vicar_
93 "1 dlB 80.8 7 N. Clear. - •
24 7 12 17 80.7 19 N.'E. Cloud,y. Snow.
25 15 21 25 80.6 24 8-10 N. E. Cloudy. Snow,. In,
26116 25 28180 528 N. E. Cloudy.
27120 29 37 30 87 N. E. Cloudy. Snow.
2823 81 37 29.834 N. Cloudy. Snow.
• 29 1 14 98129 80 29 W. Clear.
"Below Zero.
Lowest Point; ...
Eight o'clock, .
Twelve , wolocu,,
Three o'clock...
Depth of Bain..
....... ; 6-10 .
.... . . .......... . . . ......80040
••• • • ..... ••• • • 1-10 ht.
—Canada has got nearly through_ with 'umber
ing operations for the season. Only a very small
amount has been ent, as the business b dal!.
FAISM . li'AfgrlM
—Lawrettee,-, tuoinot ,a single pauper. ,
—ArtemultWaurn„old agektt' +term Olive 1.4!,.
gan sametapabity.
,-;•Pigeon hole” hue! been deciaretffsn illegat
gaine by the f e puisville court&
—The man wile lives on tick probably tputti
Lenten fare.—Loteell Courier.
—Derby's translation of Homer into reathect I
sixth edition. • •
--Prattle chickens are so plenteir 2.l2risoft .
that they , are , used for satine'sfood.
=Jerusalem has only twenty-two that:Mad in
--Whets to the horse dhtner in Londtet , wereti
sold for sheet $7. •
—The feet county treasury robbed 'Rosati:Wl a
Harrison, lowa, and' ,the amount taken • tirtati
$15,000.: - •
—An Indiana gentleman, who lost , sight of hie
brother nineteen• yearn'ago, haajnat heard of h 1 p .
prospecting for gold in Patagonia,.
—A Preach paper announces the death, at the.
age of 81 years of the mother of Count , retiork
Ole son of the first Napoleon.
—Gall's statue of Jefferson wit being
at Charlottesville during the apprOsching,Conal7
mencement weak of the Univers
—A sUffering woman in • Bridgeport, c1.,•41
begging alms that ebe may have Bridgeport,
baby Rham
tographed. • • ,
—Southern papers call Semmes the "barePo(
the seas." Appropriate; he . did more at delzing
than at fighting.
—Train promises his hundred thoussuldopoultda
sterling to the Irish girls of America "in trust
for thelreedom of .h.erand."
—A company hoe been otganized to construct
a ditch sixty miles long to bring water to, a Mine
to Colorado. It will cost two and a; quarter
—Pula papers announce the death. of %metal
Camou at Paris. He , was an old soldier Of the
first empire ' and led the brilliant charge at: ailt
fertno. He was &senator. , . . : k
—Kentneky is , to pay to John ,Young.Brovra
the salary to which he would have heeiventitled,
from government as member of Congress if the;
House bad admitted - him to a seat.
—An elegant overcoat, made of buffalo 4skln:
and lined with fine silk, valued at 51.00%. Wks
been received by Major General Wool from RUE
sia—a gift from a personal friend In thati,
—The Boston Journal says that Mrs. Van.Zsztdb
has sung thirty-one nights at the'La. ficala;in,
Milan, and with the greatest success onleach oc-h
casiorx. The American singers now hold the first
places In the European opera houses. ,
~ , I
pg —Pedestrian matches are, now arranged
great numbers; to• be . walked as soon aS did
spring. opens. The fever started too late,hiattalt,
to have its run before
,the cold weather i•Wppect...,
It in the bud.,.
—A voting man e who had the inisftiktutie to
resemble a member of the. California Legiblatnie r
was recently knocked down, and, kick9d t , tuatk .
stamped upon until half dead, in BacranientO - :"It,
is :a way of lobbying they haveolit Mete. •
—The town bf Bedford, fifteen nailer; tlrota Bos
ton, has' neither minisklr, lawyev i ttor 41111E04Am: 1 :
the ladies teach all the. sehoola. Vottli p ag. ever,
happened there, except the' birth of reeldene
Stearba,, of Amiterat College. - . , ,
proposes" ter enact a law that .any
person'who has read wnewsp4per account of any
alleged crimes shall he, incapable of serv_hapkon
jury to, try any person- accused of
havd - intelligent juries such'a
—Hersea in Austndia tires *Agin theizu
and cannot be rid of at any prim... Two haw*
d re d. woce t at tinmtp-ofghtehillhkiii
to feed pigs th,and a compeey puthased - 14090
noble steeds for the purpose of boiling doWa lb*
—The Popp still has a nuncio accredit " t
"Court of the Two /Reifies."' Tho ex-Ming of
Naples is reported. to be highly elated at theipros
pacts of reaction in Italy, and has reappoints the
cabinet dismissed when Venice was ceded to
Victor Enunanuel. - •
• •
—The SLIMES of Madame Meted hi Maims
h as b een unprecedented evess.try that ;of_ her Arida
season in this country. , AlthOugh- she int,ended
to have , played only twenty nights, she, notv, ex—
pects to remain in Cabs until.the latter part' 'of
—A belligerent Californian, named Dow, in ful
filment of a boyish vow of vengewice, Ocetit.ly
came all the way to Massachusetts to retediatat
upon his old schoolmaster, the nev. Geo. Craven;
for a "licking" which the latter had givext hiex
about twenty years 'ago. Having thrashed
Craven to his heart's Content, Dow started at
once for home; feeling much better. •
—An opera, called and• founded on "Hainiet,"
by Ambrose Thomas, is in rehearsal at:the arand,
Opera, Paris. A theatrical Journal says that last,
week the scene in which 19iihilia appeal's 't
was gone through for the first time; and that it
created such a profound impression On theounsi
clans of the orchestra that they broke into ap=
—surprise has often been manifested by ; philo.: ,
logists at the fact that the word "salkt.,
ously spe ll ed e ls found •in so' many anguages.
One of the most ingenious explanations itt that
of Becanus, who said that -at • the dispersion of
mankind at the foot Of the tower of Babel every
one took away valuables MIS aack, the most
indispensable article for;a long journey, and thaa
no one forgot the name of the thing .which` was
all in all to him.
'--Mr° George William Curtis, in one .of his
"Easy Chair" papers, states that: the late Abed
G. Greene *as engaged during the latter,portlon
of his tranquil lily in writing a huMOVotts ,pOeM;
"The Yankee Muster," into whichit vaalia put
pose-to-weave eVerY tzuly,XanlceelgaliM tbaCbo,
could gather. It grew, year by year, waxing to , a
humorous epic. It was privately shotru at vtuiz
one epochs to many perooha, and Mr. Curtis ex
presses .a hope that it Willtow be &Wilted., ..
E. M. Stanton
STICK. ' •
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Kick. A. J.
WAR Dermtraillieb 22 , 1868 .
—A couple of young men, of Vincennee,
having a misunderstanding about a ,young
repaired to the Illinois side of the river, on Fri..
day morning, to settle - they matter according, to
the eodeqinel. The Sun' says the parties met.
with enrgeon, witneases, a bottle of brandy, and
went at it in earnest, with revolver in band; at
the word "fire," given by the respective seconder"
they wheeled • and fired—one of them reeled.=
almost Jell, when he discovered that his Otago.,
nist "missed' his aim," as ho also had done, etre
eluded not to "fall so early in the fight," , inedi
there being a mutual feeling between, the Awe for
adjustment of the difficulty. shook hand Sand,
made'friends, both having sustained their
tationni - chivalrte young men. _
—Bays the Boston Advertiser, we „'give one
more composition by the West Indite negro boy,.
It Is a treatise on the hippopotami*, 4.1'11 of
the 1608 t T remeaJUlcu or.6,uinzells lit thelflippot
potamse. is , also called the RiVer Hohiobo
cause he rezemidis An =Once Ilg,,,bontraknob.„ .
byes and wares no hue. .410 luto .no Tayla tuid•
is celebrated for his Emile.° Toskteer. Tort
difficult to catch as you never know ware
to dad r...litrif;;WklVlMAcrilklAti4Vrt:.
yon never see llim cause amnia n .
der water which makes the 'l i quoring bay er Is A
Fubei. In'Native wilds and originail • state
He is veny Terriffeek. .He Treads.upen His Ea
limeys with' His Feet and is 'the Beheeldoth
Scripeher r " - •
SENATE CHAbitiXit. )